Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Photo Printer Review

Canon Pixma iP100
There are  many cheap printers, but you are very difficult to find cheap printer suit yourself. But if you consider items like printers, they are like investments because they are long-lasting and very functional. So if you are looking to buy a photo printer, you consider it. It is better to buy a printer that is not exactly cheap, but it is more affordable to very good quality. And that is exactly what the Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Photo Printer offers. This review will cover everything you need to know about this device.

This sleek and stylish printer is easily portable and produces print and photos of remarkable quality at an amazing speed of less than a minute for a print of 4x6 inch. Canon PIXMA iP100 is the ideal printer to carry while travelling. Especially for professionals who want to print photos with color best for their customers. Even on a leisure trip Canon Pixma IP100 will help you take photos and postcards. The printer is tough, sturdy and compact enough to be easily put into your travel bag. It can be optionally be used with a car adapter or with a battery thus making it all the more portable.

Printing and Other Functions

Despite its small size, the printer is very high quality and can certainly fit the needs of the user. It can print to a speed of 20 pages per minute for black documents and 14 pages per minute for colored documents. It can even print borderless on postcard or 4x6 size papers within 50 seconds. Compared to many other cheap printers, it really is very impressive.

The maximum resolutions of the printer vary according to the colors used. For black ink, the maximum resolution is 600x600 dpi, while for colored images, the maximum resolution is 9600x2400 dpi. The colored resolution is indeed very high and this guarantees you that every image that you print on this device will come out in perfect blend, rich in color, and detailed in the most vivid way. Since this is a dedicated photo printer, you wouldn't expect anything less than that.

For a mobile photo printer, this is very flexible because it can print even on standard size papers. The compatible paper size for this model are credit card (2.13" x 3.39"), 4" x 6," 4" x 8," 5" x 7," 8" x 10," letter (8.5'' x 11''), legal (8.5'' x 14''), U.S. #10 envelopes, and photo stickers.

Probably the most lacking feature of this device is the battery operation which is a must for travel and other portable devices, but there is an optional Lithium-ion battery that Canon offers which is compatible with this product.

Other Features

This is a very quiet printer. The maximum sound level of this device is 38.5 dB in the best quality mode, and this is better than many other models with a level of 50 db or higher. This device also has very minimal energy consumption, with a maximum of 9W when in use and a minimum of 1.5W when on standby. This model is also a member of the Generation Green campaign of Canon which is a movement that aspires to create energy conserving devices for the preservation of Mother Nature. Included in this campaign are the features of this model which are Energy Star qualification, 4 in 1/2 in 1 printing, and ink saver mode.

The Good 

One can print on the go without bothering about wires as it has batteries and can be connected to a car adapter as well. A camera or a DV Camcorder can also be connected. The adapter can be permanently mounted in the printer so that it need not be attached every time.

The Bad 

The printer is excellent but unfortunately it is not covered by a case. Moreover, when many sheets are loaded simultaneously the feeder grabs the sheets all at once. This makes it impossible to print more than two sheets at a time. The printer sometimes gets jammed.


If you are looking for an cheap mobile printer with Bluetooth connectivity, wireless operation, and an easy to use control panel, this is exactly the opposite of what you're looking for. But if what you're looking for is a high quality printer which can rival the other cheap printers in the market, then the Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Photo Printer is perfect for you. I highly recommend this model for anyone out there who's looking for not only a portable photo printer, but also a completely functional and top class printing device that can truly deliver excellent quality printouts.

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