Excellent print quality and cheap cartridge replacement.
17 October 2011
Summary: My Missus got me this printer as a birthday gift some years back. The main "selling point" (to me) about this printer is the ink savings. This printer uses four narrow ink cartridges (red/blue/yellow/black) and one wide cartridge, which is an additional black. If one color cartridge becomes empty, you simply replace that one color. Now here's the super-cool thing.
Summary: Bought this Pixma iP4000 to replace a Pixma iP6000 that I wore out. The 4000 is notably faster, with excellent print quality. It has two black cartridges, and two fewer color cartridges (no photo cyan, no photo magenta). I rarely use it to print photos; mostly in my home office for flyers, brochures, and other color mailers. Rarely use it for plain text documents; I use a laser for that. I'm 90% or more pleased. The duplexing is a nice feature, and I use it occasionally.
Summary: These iP4000 printers are great machines, but mine was badly damaged in shipment and was DOA upon receipt. After disassembly of printer and broken case and a tube of superglue, I pieced it back together and got it working. The output is surprisingly good. The case looks pretty bad, but it seems to work, but who knows for how long. One of the great things about the iP4000 is the fact that it uses generic inks which are very inexpensive and seem to work well.
Summary: Works very well. This is my fourth inkjet color printer, I wore out the previous three. Color is good, black and white is OK but I still prefer my Laser (HP 5Si). Ink use is good, service is easy and the duplex works great albeit slow. I have used Canon, new clone, refilled by others and refilled by me cartridges and all worked fine.
Canon Pixma iP4000 - unleash your photo creativity!
13 June 2006
Summary: The Canon Pixma iP4000 is a 4 color ink smart and flexible photo printer with multiple features and benefits not found in other printers of the same class or type. The printer does full duplex, two sided page printing while also housing two print paper trays. This gives the flexibility to both save paper if printing out documents and have a 2nd tray already loaded with photo paper to print photos if you decide to print a photo.
Summary: I'm only giving four stars because the printer, ordered via Amazon from Tiger Direct, arrived DOA (printhead carriage would not center in initial setup procedure). The now-repaired printer so far seems great, very fast and great looking output. Canon phone help line was one of the best I've used, and Canon's local warranty repair shop was outstanding. I'd recommend the printer, and Canon.
Summary: I bought this printer back in Nov 2004 and paper jammed on me in March 2005 and Canon, under the warranty, sent a new refurbished one. The refurbished one was fine, printed great photos and was reliable. I stopped printing photos in June and recently tried to print photos but noticed lines on my photos. Later found out that one of the print heads was off. I tried cleaning / deep cleaning as troubleshooting instructed but still was unsucessful.