Summary: Pretty nice little printer all in all, at least when using as a casual printer and not for serious work. Pros: * Business documents look nice and are quick to print. * Photos look pretty good, not something you'd hang on a wall, but certainly fine to print out and share with friends and family. * Compact and looks good. A tiny thing, but I like that you can keep the paper tray closed and it opens itself to print. * Some functionality with iPhones and iPads.
Conclusion: I love the DUPLEX PRINTING FEATURE!... I can print documents easily. I don't mind the slow start-up speed. But although thrilled with it's stated ability to print on DVD's there is NO CLEAR set of directions for how this happens. For several hours I have not been able to insert a simple picture to the interface. I can only print words on a disk. My previous printer also Canon, stopped suddenly and I have multiple projects I'm working on needing printing.
Pros: Compact Design, Sharp Tones & Colors
Cons: Difficult to use, Slow Print Speed, High Ink Consumption
Conclusion: I have had this for 3mos. I have 2 Canons This printer is for kids school work. These are the things I have noticed. I cannot say what my kids noticed.Yes, it does take an unusual amount time for warm up when turned off, taking 2-4 minutes to get going and 1-2 minutes to shut down. Don't be in a hurry. Where my other canon takes less than 15 sec. to boot up.
Conclusion: I know how to set up devices on my computers, but this has so far been my most frustrating and unrewarding of an experience as I have ever had. We bought this product because it has wireless capabilities, but sadly the Wifi just does not work consistently enough to justify keeping it. I should not have to consult online help or message blogs just to keep this printer working. Judging by the reviews, I am not alone in this frustration.
Cons: Difficult to use, Slow Print Speed, Heavy/Bulky, Difficult Setup, unreliable, Flimsy Construction
Conclusion: I have Not been able to connect this unit to my Wi-Fi set-up no matter what I or my Tech Support Team do. This is the second MG 5420 that I've tried to connect to my Wi-Fi as I took the first on back to the store & still I can Not get it to connect. I may end up taking this one back to the store & buy something else instead. Other than that it's a great machine with no problems printing, scanning or copying. So if you don't care about Wi-Fi I strongly recommend it.
Conclusion: Very noisy I thought. took a lot of time to set and reset its own little computer inside -- printed nice but still too noisy for me. Also could not print direct from the Internet without a special program the tech over the phone had to install for me.
Summary: I have several Epson Photo Printers for my photography and wanted an inexpensive, but good quality printer for my church. The printer works fine but changing ink cartridges has been messy to say the least. I like the wireless interface and and the duplexing capability. The print quality is fine for the church handouts I print with this model. I'll report back if the next ink change is clean and neat. It is possible that I just got a bad batch of ink cartridges.
Conclusion: I was in the market for another Canon since I loved my last one so much. I read all the reviews for this one and most of them were positive. I should have listened to the negative ones. The printer takes forever to start up after being turned on. I even left it on one night to see if I could circumvent this. It took just as long to wake from sleep mode. It then takes forever for items sent to it to start to print. And it is noisy while doing all phases of its operation.
Summary: This MG5420 replaced a Canon iP4600. I wanted two-sided printing and an inexpensive, simple machine and the MG5420 seemed a good, but not perfect fit. It is annoying to wait for several minutes while it "cleans itself" and it is noisier than the 4600. But, I am not unhappy with it so far--time will tell.
Summary: It does an amazing job of printing clear and concise fonts and images. But my last Canon Pixma MP620 all in one printer had a separate rear feed for envelopes and single documents. This printer requires I take out the cartridge, remove the 8.5 x 11 paper, re-size the paper guides for an envelope and print the envelope. Then I have to remove the cartridge, re size the paper guides and reinstall the paper for printing.