Conclusion: This printer is a replacement for me of an old (15-20 years old?) MP830 printer. The improvements are spectacular! Thoroughly enjoying the wifi connection. And so many "goodies." Even I, not being an electronically inclined individual, could figure out the set up and how to use it. Thanks once again, Canon. I am a fan.
Conclusion: Worked great in the beginning but after a while the wireless printing settings stopped working, I also don't understand how there are two ink cartridge slots for black and it won't let me just use cli-black when the the other one is out. This is very frustrating because the ink gets wasted very fast off three pages of regular black text.
Conclusion: To say that I am shocked after reading so many negative reviews here....is a huge understatement! I bought this Canon about a year and a half ago, not just for one or two of the things that it was supposed to do, but for virtually everything! I was nervous because I usually don't have great luck buying any type of electronics, and I'm used to having to return items and eventually getting one that works on the 2nd or 3rd try. Not this time! Set up was a breeze...
Conclusion: While price was excellent, features lack.When hooked up to computer and computer calls for printing, I would prefer the option of printing in black ink only. When doing copies, I can select black only. If printer is left on while using computer for a length of time, it automatically shuts down and then goes through to start up procedure all over again when I call for a particular page to be printed. This is time wasted and I assume ink wasted..
Great printer and great customer service from Canon!
George D. Saunders, Amazon
20 September 2014
Summary: We bought this printer in dec 2013 and had no problems what so ever until it wouldn't turn on one day. It's very easy to set up and use, prints great documents & photos and the wifi works flawlessly. As I mentioned, one day last week the unit was dark and wouldn't turn on so we tried several obvious things : changing power strips, turning it off for awhile, unplugging it and holding the power button down for three minutes to discharge the capacitors etc.
Conclusion: This is by far the worst printer I ever encountered in my life! It is a total piece of garbage. If you ever want to just print in black and white, forget it- unless you have full ink in every compartment plus an extra large black one. Oh, and even when you buy new ink cartridges, count on them lasting about 12 sheets before at least one of them runs out. I have never seen a multicolor printer that wouldn't let you at least print from the black cartridge.
Conclusion: A few points on MG5420 wireless printer installation that may keep you from seeing some of the problems seen by some of those who have complained about difficulty with the wireless setup, 'no response from printer' problems, and extremely slow printing--I've seen them, too, but I've fixed them--at least in my installation. 1) Update the drivers to latest level for your computer (XP, Vista, etc) (always a good practice, anyway).
It was easy to install (on a Windows 7 SP1 64bit computer)
28 August 2014
Summary: This printer does all it is said to be capable of and does it well. It was easy to install (on a Windows 7 SP1 64bit computer). The output is great and it is easy to use. I couldn't be happier. I bought this instead of the newer model based on the Consumer Reports reviews.I have relied on their reviews a lot over the years and they didn't miss on thes one at all.