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We are in the market for a new large format printer. I'm wondering if anyone has any advise. I like the HP stuff but I have been looking at Canon imagePROGRAF iPF700. We are MAC office with one XP machine. Thanks Chris

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i picked up the ipf600 in january and have been quite happy. canon's customer service has not been stellar but i haven't had a great need for it. the machine shipped without a satisfactory driver for the intel macs and i basically had to track it down on the canon europe website.

i love the paper tray capability and the print quality.

the machine i bought has no internal memory which is my only major complaint. if possible, get something with onboard memory.

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HP5000 256mb RAM ( not postscript uses HpGL )... takes up a lot of space but works great. Requires attention to set-up of the raster image & spool to avoid out of memory loops.

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Few months age we bought a canon IPF700. We use it on Mac & Windows. The printer drive is not mac friendly. Half way thru it stops printing for no reason. Then you restart the printing, sometimes it works. The print quality is very good. Feeding the roll of paper is very easy. Bur there is no paper tray for cut sheets. You have to feed it one by one, which is a messy affair.

Regards.

Siva.

IMac Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB, OS 10.4.10

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