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: 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.
Excerpt: Had my Pixima for several years it has produced excellent good quality output, occassionally high volume when it is a tad slow. So reliable but then it lets you down and snatches the paper. This is its weakest feature, the paper take up from the top tray. I have always used the expensive oriniginal ink cartridges and experienced no problems with ink splutter, other than of my own making!
Pros: excellent reliable versatile good quality output
Cons: slow start up, expensive oringinal cartridges and built in death date
Excerpt: Currently using this and it produces high colour pictures. it has a 5 colour ink system which is exspensive to replace the catridge ( depending what kind of store you go to ). The ink catridges last a long time as a matter of fact also it comes wired but you could use it wireless if you by the neccesery equipment. It works on all windows and macOS. The only problem i found with the printer is that when you print something it takes for ever to dry.