by January 3, 2005 0 comments

This is the higher-end cousin of the CX1500. It has a memory-card slot supporting different types of Memory slots-Compact Flash, Smart Media, Memory Stick, SD and MMC. You can print photos stored in your memory cards by using the native card slots on the CX4500. Unlike the CX1500, which uses dye ink, this uses Durabrite ink, which helps prints be water resistant. It uses individual ink cartridges for CMYK, so you replace only the ones that run out of ink. Its rated print, copy and scan speeds are higher than the CX1500. Print speed is 15 ppm, and copy speed is 13cpm. These are for both black and color. You can configure it to make nine copies at a time. The printer supports a maximum optimized resolution of 5760×1440 dpi; and the scanner’s optical resolution is 600x 1200 dpi. In performance, we got 2 points as smallest readable font, line art and curves printing was excellent with no bandings on the pages. It took 48 secs to print a document with small graphics in text and graphics modes. The quality of a full-page monochrome image was good and it took 1:36 mins to print the image in photo mode. It gave decent photo quality in printing a full-page color image; time taken to print the image was 4:15 mins in photo mode and 8:20 mins in best photo mode. It gave a printing speed of 8.5 ppm as against its rated speed of 15ppm. The copy speed was low as it took 36 secs to copy a full-page monochrome text document. The scanner’s performance was impressive as it scanned a full-page color image in 42 secs with 300dpi and 2:34 mins with 600dpi. 

The Bottom Line: Given all the features, it’s a good buy. 

Sukhsagar Prajapati

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