Conclusion: The PIXMA printer MG5420 produces amazing detail in both documents and photographs with 9600 x 2400 color and a 5-Color Ink System with a sixth cartridge that makes your color prints on glossy paper look like they came from the printers . Replacing the ink is quick and easy. The MG5420 reproduces the colors of your original documents flawlessly.
Conclusion: Ordered this when my older Canon printer died last year after 5 years of faithful service. Never occurred to me that the newer Canon printers would not have a rear paper tray. Sorely disappointed that the second paper tray is in the front and only accepts small photo paper. I don't know why everyone assumes that the only use for these printers is photo printing. Some of us still use a desktop printer for office / clerical needs.
Pros: good quality, good price
Cons: no rear paper tray, scans file size is too large, too slow to start printing
Conclusion: Canon printers got good reviews for Mac users, so I bought one. I got the MG 5420. It is wireless capable. However, there are a few things the instructions didn't really cover so I would like to mention them for the sake of anyone else using an Apple computer and an Airport Extreme router. I bought this printer for the print directly to printable CD or DVD option but the instructions fail to mention that this will not work unless the printer is connected via USB cable.
Conclusion: This printer prints the most beautiful photos of any printer I have ever owned. I use a Canon Rebel camera. My problem is once it prints a photo or document, it just keeps on printing until you turn it off. It looses it's memory. It gives me the message that the printer is not responding, sometimes it isn't and sometimes it is responding when it says it isn't and it prints and prints and prints.
Conclusion: If it were not for the excessive ink costs this would be a GREAT little all-in-one printer. My last 5 printers were all great Canon Printers that all used separate ink cartridges but this one will send you into bankruptcy. I've replaced all the cartridges faster than I ever did with any other printer. Other than that, wireless setup was easy and great. Quality is nice. I usually don't go for all in ones but this one works well with Photoshop.
Pros: all the great qualities pale with ink cost!
Cons: ink cost way too high!, again = it burns through ink and costs are high
Conclusion: I bought this printer when I was using Windows XP. Now, XP will be over and I started to use Ubuntu. There is no support for Ubuntu so I have a new printer that can not be used. I can not believe Canon (I own cameras, scanner and other devices) does not support this OS.
Conclusion: I have had this multifunction printer/scanner, etc. for over a month and have not been able to get the scanner to function yet. I have spent a lot of time researching and have not been able to find out what the problem is. The manual is not helpful and I haven't found any help on line yet. I bought this one to replace another Canon which I had several years and liked. I wish I could give this one back.