www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Canon-imageprograf-ipf5100.32730738
7.0 out of 10

Canon iPF5100

Canon imagePROGRAF announces yet another breakthrough in large f Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Canon iPF5100

Showing 1-10 of 13
Overall 4
4.0

Print Head Nightmare

Dugualla, Amazon
4 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this printer at the end of 2008 and have replaced the printheads 3 times. That's both the right and left heads at 500.00 each. This printer is a print head nightmare! I doubt seriously if I would ever buy another Canon printer. Prints are great, speed is great. Cost of operation is horrible. It is more cost effective to have my work printed out at a vendor then do it in house.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Excellent quality Printer, but

Photoprof, Adorama
6 March 2011
  • Excerpt: It is a high quality printer, but it rejects paper fed into the top loading port far too often and it makes no difference what brand, type or thickness the paper may be. Only posters paper is designed to front load and I never use the cassette being a fine art photographer. It is very difficult to use. Finding out how to set the printer commands is a chore. They could take some lessons from Epson in how to better write a manual and design a printer for user friendliness.
  • Pros: Durable construction, Fast Print Time, Low Ink Consumption
  • Cons: Hard Setup, Hard To Use, Jams Easily, Large Footprint
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great printer, not for amateurs, however

Ranty, Amazon
16 March 2010
  • Summary: This printer makes exceptional prints on a wide variety of paper and is built like a tank. However, it's definitely not for point and shoot hobbyists, or even impatient amateurs. Ink usage seems far less than my comparable epsons, and this printer is never clogged, meaning no wasted paper. However, it takes a while to figure out, and it takes a bit of work.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Love it so far!

Adorama
31 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Finally got the software downloaded from the Canon site, and got the printer working. Used up the sample roll of Premium Matte paper that comes with the printer. VERY pleased with the results! Now I just have to get a handle on calibrating and profiling...
  • Pros: Durable construction, Easy To Use
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Still evaluating

Photo Synthesis, Adorama
25 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Still evaluating. Included software CD does not include Windows 7. Downloaded software from Canon website, and have yet to get a print out of it.
  • Pros: Durable construction
  • Cons: Hard Setup, Large Footprint
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Print Head (firmware) Problems with IPF5100

Doug, Amazon
7 December 2009
  • Summary: This is a fantastic printer. We have used 2 of them for over 2 years. Until firmware ver 1.38 came out. Now it will not allow printing to continue if the head has the slightest clog. It will not even print out the sheet showing if the head is clogged. It just stops and says print head must be replaced ($500 to $600 ea) Tech support just says that the print heads are expendable.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy!!!

Mr. Czerniuk "ukeyoner", Amazon
2 September 2009
  • Summary: I've had the IPF 5000 for about 2 years and never been happy with it. First, if you own a mac, it's a real coin toss as to weather the drivers are going to work. When a new Mac OS comes out, it's unbelievable how long Canon takes to update the driver. You almost have to keep a dedicated system/computer that you don't upgrade hooked up to the printer for it to work. When I was finally able to get prints out, the are beautiful.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

"Great Do-It-All Printer"

BAD_DOG_BAD_DOG, CNET
31 August 2008
  • Pros: Built in roll feed. All inks contained, now switching cartridges. Very fast. Canon support is very good quality. Excellent build quality (heavy).
  • Cons: Original cartridges are only partially full Heavy (also a pro). Some interaction at the printer (although minimal). It's huge!
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Excellent Value And Quality

D. E. Rees "view camera dude", Amazon
19 May 2008
  • Summary: The iPF5100 is a large, high quality printer, capable of output as good as or better than the competition and of more expensive printers. The ink usage is tolerable, and the paper handling is superb. Black and white images on art paper are IMHO best of class. Setup is quite easy. The roll paper unit works very well. Bronzing is no worse, but probably no better than the competition.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

"Best Damn Printer I ever had"

artbrew, CNET
4 February 2008
  • Pros: resolution is incredible
  • Cons: menu is hard to use at times, but gets easier
  • Read full review
Next page >>