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Canon PIXMA iP2702 review

This bargain photo printer offers above average print quality

Our Verdict

For

  • Good photo print quality
  • Easy installation
  • Simple to use

Against

  • Single colour inkwell
  • Not many features

The Canon Pixma iP2702 is as basic and entry-level a photo printer as you're likely to find. The simple design consists of a paper feed tray at the top and two function buttons.

There isn't any fancy touchscreen control panels or any other means of connecting to your laptop other than a single USB connection.

Maintaining the minimalist approach to design, you'll find there is no capture tray at the bottom, with your finished prints simply rolling out on to the desktop.

The printer has two inkwells, one for black and a second for colour, and are accessed by lifting up the top of the printer. Once you've inserted the ink cartridges you'll find setting up is incredibly easy.

Easy installation

We found the drivers self-installed on both Windows Vista and Windows 7 with no problems, which means you'll be able to start printing straightaway.

When it comes to print speeds, you'll find the Pixma iP2702 is capable of printing up to seven pages a minute in black and white, and a little over four pages per minute in full colour.

However, for this test we wanted to check out photo printing capabilities and a standard 4 x 6-inch glossy took just under a minute, which is acceptable.

Image quality is also more than acceptable, considering there is only one colour inkwell. This means you won't find the full depth of colours as found on more dedicated printers, but for the cost we felt quality was above average.

Canon pixma ip2702

The printer may indeed be cheap, but you will find cartridge prices will add to the overall running costs. A black ink cartridge, on average, costs £12 (inc. VAT), while we found colour cost £15 (inc. VAT) per cartridge.

The Canon Pixma iP2702 is a reasonable photo printer for anyone looking for entry-level results. It's certainly a cost-effective machine to buy and for the casual user it will prove easy to use and fairly cheap to run.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed55 Second
Standard Input Media Capacity100 sheets
USBYes
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)7
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)4.8
Product FamilyPIXMA iP
Maximum Print Resolution4800 x 1200 dpi
Brand NameCanon
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingManual
Media SizeA4, A5, B5, Envelope No. 10, Letter, Legal, Custom Size, 101.60 mm x 152.40 mm, 127 mm x 177.80 mm, 203.20 mm x 254 mm
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Maximum Input Media Capacity100 sheets
Height132.1 mm
Width447 mm
Depth248.9 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Paper, Matte Paper, Photo Sticker
Product SeriesiP
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModeliP2702
Product NamePIXMA iP2702 Photo Printer
Product LinePIXMA
Manufacturer Part NumberIP2702
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

If you're looking for a product with a sophisticated look and compact design that can print photo lab quality at a great value you need look no further than the PIXMA iP2702 Inkjet Photo Printer.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Weight (Approximate)3.40 kg