Feature-packed photo printer

Canon's new PIXMA iP6700D photo printer is the successor to the company's iP6600D, one of the best products of 2006. The iP6700D is first and foremost a photo printer. In our tests, it produced high-quality prints on photo paper; images were vibrant, but skin tones were a bit too bronzed.

The device is less adept at printing text. Unlike the Canon PIXMA iP5200R, it doesn't use pigment black ink; as a result, its text output wasn't as dark. There were also fuzzy edges on some letters.

Like its predecessor, the iP6700D printed 3.2 full text pages per minute (ppm) and generated graphics at 1.5ppm - no challenge to the iP5200R's marks of 8.7 and 2.9ppm. The iP6700D made a 5x7-inch photo in 45 seconds, sluggish next to other printers we have tested.

The iP6700D's stunning 3.5-inch colour pop-up display makes light work of menu navigation, image previews, and basic photo touch-ups without the need for a PC.

A direct-print port also means a USB cable can be used to print from a PictBridge-compatible digital camera (but unlike some competing models, not from a portable USB drive).

One notable new feature: when used with select Canon cameras, photos can be touched up, contact sheets printed, and more, all from the camera's controls. The printer's two media card slots read most common card formats.

The iP6700D adds support for several new paper sizes and Canon's Fine Art Photo Rag paper. The printer uses an underside cassette drawer and an upright sheet feeder that both hold up to 150 sheets of plain paper. An automatic-duplexer setting allows for double-sided prints.

Verdict: The iP6700D is a good six-ink photo printer with a nice LCD and PC-less printing options.

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