The Canon PIXMA iX7000 is a new printer in their A3 line, featuring Canon's Pigrnent Reaction (PgR) technology, which supposedly lets you get great print quality even on plain paper. This model has a separate tray for photo paper, and features network printing.
The printer is fast, and took only one minute fifty seconds to print the test photograph with the print quality set to high. The printed test image was a little grainy, but had all the finer details intact. There is a clear separation between contrasting colours, and although colours are pretty natural, there are very slight problems with producing reds.
The combi test document, which consists of a mix of text, and colour images, showed decent results with the print quality set to standard. The text in the document was crisp and even the tiniest of characters was readable - only tiny yellow text seemed to merge with black backgrounds. There is only a two second difference between the normal and fast printing modes, but there was a noticeable difference in colour saturation.
We printed an image to the plain paper with the print quality set to high to test the PgR feature. The quality was impressive. Networking works flawlessly, and fast. At a price of Rs. 29,995. It's a decent photo printer, but is better suited for documents with both text and images.