Excerpt: "...across a good offer of Canon MG5250 on Amazon website. After reading a few reviews and comparing the price I decided to give it a go. About Canon: Canon is a commonly known Japanese multinational corporation, which is specialised in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, computer printers and medical equipment. It was founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1937. Today it is one of the largest ...
Summary: Manufacturers that sell affordable high-quality printers and then try to sell you massively overpriced ink cartridges are so endemic that it appears to be the industry standard, so I'm not going to go into that in this review. The MG5250 came in a huge box with some extra goodies. Included was a set of ink cartridges, a pack of postcard size glossy printer paper, CD printing tray and another couple of tray types.
Pros: Easy setup. Good PC-side software. Great Quality
Summary: Purchased this printer elsewhere, but felt I owed Amazon a review. Plus: - Looks great - Reasonably silent compared to my old HP Deskjet all in one 3210 series - Love the integration with the iPhone. Can scan to your iphone and can print images (camera roll) from the iphone. Worked out of the box. - Setup was reasonably straight forward with respect to connecting the printer to the wireless network, although the included "bible" was daunting.
Summary: I bought this printer looking for something that could produce high quality borderless prints, while still offering clear, crisp text in documents at a reasonable speed. The dual-paper feed system is excellent, it is very handy keeping plain paper in the casette out of side, with photo-paper in the rear trar. I have occasionally lost a piece of expensive photo-paper when the 'automatically select paper source' function has done a less-than-admirable job.
Summary: I ordered this printer when it was at the rock bottom price of £75 using super saver delivery. At this price it was almost half the cost as the same printer in some high street stores. It was delivered on time and in good condition. Previously I had always gone with Epson printers but had suffered the dreaded printhead clogging syndrome. This printer comes with a removable/replaceable print head, it comes packaged separately in a sealed plastic bag in the box.
Summary: This was bought to replace a Xerox photocopier which was chewing up more and more paper in jams without printing anything. It seemed a good idea to try an all-in-one which would also do scanning and stand-by printing (I use a colour laser most of the time). I was attracted by the possibility of wifi printing but also concerned that configuration might be a bit of a mess.
Summary: I have used many printers and scanners over the years, but as my Epson scanner let me down I decided to go for an all-in-one, as my present Canon printer was proving to be so reliable, I went for the MG5250. Best thing I could ever have done... Print quality, scan quality, and wi-fi connection are all great. Direct copy is by far the best I have ever seen from any printer at any price.
Summary: I purchased the MG5250 to replace my Canon Pixma MP600 (which sadly packed up suddenly). The MG5250 seemed the closest equivalent for the MP600 but it had some new features including the WiFi. Set up was pretty straightforward as was the Wifi between laptop and MG5250. It's a real shame that Canon like other manufacturers have no longevity in the use of ink cartridges - so my nearly new CLI cartridges are not compatible with MG5250.
Great printer - but problems with monochrome printing
Alan Forsyth, Amazon
15 January 2011
Summary: I would agree with the other reviewers - the MG5250 is a great printer. It's somewhat bigger than we expected, but the setup was pretty trouble-free, thanks to the bulky (but well-written) manual that is included. WiFi connection with WPA security was no problem - it looks like Canon have really done their homework with WiFi, since there is a second bulky manual for 'Network Setup Troubleshooting', so I think they must have done a lot of different test scenarios.
Summary: This is a good quality printer, which is relatively fast & prints in both colour & black & white. It also has a duplex printing option, which is very useful for saving paper, & unlike some duplex printers the paper doesn't get stuck when it prints on the second side. (It turns the paper itself rather than the user having to do it manually).