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...
Conclusion: My old MP600, which I loved, finally bit the dust. I purchased this machine and liked its ability to print CDs. I read as much as I could about this multifunction printer prior to purchasing. I really don't need wireless at home so I use a USB connection. The text and photos are outstanding.
Conclusion: Best printing I've seen in forever and easy to use menus! The only thing that could possibly be improved is something in the design. Cats love to lie on printers/scanners. The buttons on this one are a little too close to the top to avoid buttons being pressed.
Pros: reliable, Compact Design, Easy Setup, durable, Low Ink Consumption, Lightweight/Portable, Sharp Tones & Colors, fast print speed, easy to use
Summary: I've been using this like crazy since I'm in college and there are things to print out all the time. I, also, have to turn in weekly attendance reports that I can easily scan in to my computer wirelessly from the printer and the software automatically converts it to a PDF file.
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.
Conclusion: I didn’t read these reviews until I’d already purchased the printer and then was seriously about to return it unopened. I picked it up on a great sale with no research, because I love Canon and we wanted a Wi-Fi printer, but I never set it up.
Conclusion: The negative reviews here were so scary I nearly returned my printer without even trying it out. Canon techsupport helped with the install (which it turns out was very easy) As for slow printing... The printer does NOT take forever to warm up as so many have complained.
Conclusion: Overall, the MG5420 functions well. It prints fine and does a good job with scanning. Be SURE to put it on the quiet mode! This thing is loud and noisey if you don't. This printer will fulfill most residential office needs and family photo activities quite well.