Conclusion: This is my 6th Canon printer and they are beginning to lose my confidence overall. As others have noted, this printer is the slowest to initiate printing that I have ever had. It just grinds, whirs and clunks for many minutes before beginning to print.
Conclusion: I had a Canon Pixma printer previously that I loved. It stopped working suddenly after 5+ yrs of use. It printed excellent photos. I thought it would be great to have a wireless printer. It is great when it works.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy Setup, easy to use
Cons: Dull Tones & Colors, High Ink Consumption, unreliable
Conclusion: This printer is very slow to start printing. Scanned images are fuzzy and the colors are not the same brightness as the scanned image. Printed image comes out dull and the colors are not the same as the original image being printed. Don't waste your money on this printer!!!
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.
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: Bottom line is Canon is ensuring their customers only can print on NORMAL or BEST (i.e.: use up lots of expensive Canon ink cartridges) quality. I can see DRAFT mode but it is greyed out on the slide bar when you try to chose it. I am using a 2012 Macbook Air.
Pros: Compact Design, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use
Cons: Slow Print Speed, High Ink Consumption, no draft mode
Summary: I spent a lot of time going through reviews between various printers before deciding on this one. One drawback that several had warned about was that this printer guzzles a lot of ink for no apparent reason.
Summary: I would not buy this printer again in the future, sadly I am stuck with it for now.
Pros: - Sleek - Good size (for me) - Easy to set-up wirelessly
Cons: - 5 ink cartridges.. - Had to call support to bypass an error code out of box.. I should have listened to one of the other reviews here that I read, it does indeed take this printer ages to ready up for a print after it sits idle for a day or two. I don't print often, but when I print I usually n...
Conclusion: The concept of a multifunction printer is great. Unfortunately this model has some serious shortcomings. 1. It is noisy - prior to actually printing, it goes through a minute or so of clunking and grinding. Same after printing. 2. It is thirsty and goes through expensive ink cartridges quickly. 3.
Pros: Easy Setup, Sharp Tones & Colors, easy to use
Cons: Slow Print Speed, Large Footprint, Heavy/Bulky, High Ink Consumption, unreliable, Flimsy Construction
Conclusion: I have not had this copier, scanner, printer very long. However in the short time the MG5420 is slow. The scanner stitch function only allows 2 pages, not 3, 4, or the real number of pages that belong to a particular document to be scanned together. Very inefficient scanning ability.