Not all the latest features, but excellent quality and value for the price.
7 March 2014
Summary: This is an older PIXMA line of printers by Canon. It doesn’t have the wifi capability and must be hooked to the computer via a USB connection. It is still a very good printer that makes good quality prints of both images and text. If you don’t need wifi, these printers are still very serviceable.
Summary: I had the first one for several years until the power supply gave out. I took the printer in repair shop for estimate. I thought the estimate was on high side so I tried eBay and found new same printer for less price than the estimate. Wanting the same printer is due to a large supply of ink cartridges. The printer I bought was disconnected but was on a shelf, new. Thus I got a brand new printer. I am happy with this one.
Summary: The Pixma iP4300 is reliable, easy to use, and has a number of features that work perfectly with my iMac. This unit has actually retained its value. My favorite features: - Accepts third-party ink replacements - great if you don't want to blow your budget on OEM ink. Most replacements have printer chips already installed.
Summary: Although this printer has been discontinued, I recently bought one and am very pleased with the results. The biggest feature I like is the five separate ink cartridges, so you don't have to replace a cartridge with cyan ink because the magenta ink in the same cartridge ran out. I also like the on-screen status and the LED's in the printhead to warn of low ink.
Summary: Canon ip4355/4500. I bought a Canon iP4300 about four years ago based on reviews that were very good. I wanted something that would do a good job of printing photos as well as text, and the iP4300 was very good. Since we have four computers in the house, I wanted to standardize on one printer and ink supply, and I decided to go with the iP4300/4500. The iP4300 worked perfectly, with no problems at all. I eventually got an iP4500 and gave 4300 to my son.
Summary: History: I am very happy with my previous Canon S750 inkjet printer. Specifically, Canon inkjet has been one of the most easy-to-refill printer. The inkhead is wearing out under 3 years heavy use. So, I bought the IP4300 to replace the S750. Starting from IP4200, Canon added chip to each ink tank to prevent the printer from using any user-refilled ink tank. There are work-around for people to still use refilled ink tank with IP4200/IP4300 (not sure about IP4500).
Summary: I bought this printer from Amazon after Consumer Reports tagged it as a "best buy". But unfortunately I must have gotten one of the rare lemons. The magenta ink cartridge did not work after only two printings. So I bought a new cartridge, and it still didn't work. Tech support was very helpful, but couldn't get the printer to work, so they told me I could take the printer to a local repair shop (one hour each way) or I can receive a re-furbished printer as a trade out.
Summary: The Canon Pixma iP4300 Photo Printer is as good as it gets. I've had this printer for about a month and absolutely love it!! The ip4300 replaces a 6 year old Epson EX750 which was okay but not nearly as good as the Canon. Value: At the time of purchase, there was a $20 instant rebate from Canon which Amazon then sold for $79.99 plus free shipping (over $25). I ordered two printers, one for myself and one for my daughter). The printer comes with a retail ink value of $74.
Summary: Good printer. Good quality printing. Doesn't eat up a lot of ink. No paper jams. The problem is that generic ink cartridges can't be readily used with this printer, so you're stuck with name brand Canon cartridges. The generic brands do offer cartridges "without chip", and there is apparently some way you can remove the Canon computer chip and stick it in the generic ink cartridges.