Summary: It is amazing how computer printers have become something we take for granted. Of course they are supposed to work. My new Canon PIXMA does just what it is supposed to do. The inks like all other ink jet printers costs more than I would like and they run out faster than I want. Color photographs when done on glossy paper with the finest setting come out quite nice. All in all for $100 I think it is a good deal.
Summary: I recently purchased the Pixma iP4000 this May, after my S750 died out on me. There were some things that I liked and disliked about this printer. When I bought this model, I overlooked the product description and failed to realize that the North American models of this printer did not have the CD-printing capability. Only Epson currently offers this feature. The ink: to an extent, it is cost-efficient because the printer uses minimal ink to print your document.
Summary: I found nothing to dislike about this printer except for performance on plain paper, expecially in Standard Quality. I have tried different papers (Hammermill, HP, Office Depot, Kodak) on this printer and finally found somewhat a match for it for both text and graphics. Here it is: Plain: Kodak Bright White Inkjet Paper (110+ brightness, 24 lb. 90 g/m2, $6.00 at Office Depot). Works with either Standard or High quality plain paper setting.
Summary: For those who need to print documents here and there, like for college papers, or for those who take digital photos for fun, this printer is great and inexpensive for its performance. Documents have minimal feathering - only the closest inspection will reveal them, and the print speed is good, but still slightly slower than laser. All types of graphics come out well, too. Printer also vibrates and is sort of loud.
Summary: I don't have much to add beyond what others have said. This printer is pretty fast, does great on pictures. And generally just does a nice job. This is my first non-HP printer. My Photosmart 1000 died, but I don't miss it now. Individuals ink cartridges are nice. The way it closes up completely when not in use is very nice in a home environment. I will say the various trays and such when folded out seem pretty flimsy.
Summary: Well, after owning an HP Deskjet 970 and a Canon i860 for the last 2 years, I thought I'd try the new Canon Pixma line. I bought both the Pixma i5000 and the Pixma i4000. Canon claims that the i5000 is the new flagship model, but I've found that I'm very satisfied with the i4000. While the i5000 boasts a much higher color resolution capability, after printing out a dozen 4"x6", a dozen 5"x7", and a dozen 8.5"x11" photos, the photo quality was comparable.
Summary: I read the review on steve's web cam and they were glowing reviews. The statistics on paper were too good to be true, but now that I have this baby on my desktop it is good, and it is true. The things I like most about this printer: 1.) Dual sided printing 2.) USB 2.0 support for speedy printing 3.) Paper slot top feeder and slot at bottom for envelops and other labels. 4.) Very quiet and speedy printing 5.) Pixtabridge support 6.
Great Photo Printer, once the print driver is tweaked.
Ankh Neter, Amazon
20 August 2004
Summary: This printer prints super fast and quiet also. The multi-color cartiridge with empty sensor allows you to only change the color that is empty. Text pages punch out quick and sharp. Out of the box, don't expect photos to print all that well without tweaking the print driver to optimize for photos. They turned out pretty pixelated. You will have to read about all the setting in the manual in order to understand what all the settings are for.
Summary: I knew I was going with a Canon printer because of their reputation for having reasonably priced ink compared to all the other manufacturers (hp being the most expensive to use). I intended to buy one from their PIXMA series (said to be the fastest printers on the market; all offer Duplex/two-sided printing which I wanted). I really struggled between their high-end iP8500 and mid-range iP5000 & iP4000.