Summary: I got this printer when I bought my iMac, it was part of the purchase deal. I hold it in the box and I didn't use it for almost a year and a half since I already had an Epson printer, kind of the same style. When my Epson print head collapsed I set the Canon Pixma in my computer, needless to say the software is terrible, especially on the Mac. Pretty much all the Canon products I own have terrible software.
Summary: It's a nice printer--until it thinks a cartridge is low. The magenta is half-full but it says its empty. I only want to print black and white, not color, but it won't allow me to print b/2 until I replace the magenta (in other printers, you can choose to use the black and white or the color). It does a great job of printing, but pretty expensive upkeep if I have to keep replacing color cartridges so I can print black and white text.
Summary: I am frustrated with this printer and many others. They seem to die on me soon after the 1 year warranty is past. Printer says yellow ink tank is out when, in fact, it is full, and it's the second new tank I've tried. Every print job stalls: I have to open the cover, reset the tank and start again. I read online that soon it will die completely. Customer service suggests taking it for diagnostic review at unknown cost--closest place is 1 hour drive.
Summary: I bought this printer because I had read good reviews on it. However, I've had it for maybe a few months. Every time I turn it on it gives me an ink error. I have to open it up and just re insert the ink cartridges for no apparent reason. There is nothing wrong and it just keeps doing it. Sometimes even when I leave it on it does it at random times.
Summary: I have been battling the yellow ink cartridge from day one. It refuses to work. I have replaced it and that pesky chip still doesn't register 75% of the time so nothing will print at all. It's positively infuriating. When it does actually print it works fine- quick and clear- but it takes at least 20 minutes to get started.
Summary: The Canon iP4300 produces some of the finest photos from a printer I've ever owned. The problem with the printer is that I'm afraid to use it.I puchased this printer based on it's reviews from a couple of trusted sites and my satisfaction with my last Canon printer (S600) The hook up was simple and installed the Canon supplied five ink cartridges.This is where the problem is.
Summary: I bought this printer based on its good reviews. It does print beautiful photos BUT I haven't used it that hard for it to have failed so soon. Canon said they will send me a factory refurbished replacement for the body only. The problem began with a squeak in the rollers and yesterday it would not feed the paper properly. After several attempts to get it working per the instructions in the manual I contacted Canon.
Summary: I really hate to rate a Canon printer low because my family has had such good success with earlier models -- i560, i850 (2), i860 and i960. This ip4300, however, which we bought to replace my wife's suddenly-dead i860, prints such poor photos we are abandoning it. I expected a newer generation printer with newer inks would print at least as well as the earlier series did, but in our case it has not.
Excerpt: "I can safely say that this printer is garbage. Blatant problems are that from the word go the printer seems to struggle to realize there is paper in the tray and ink in the cartridges, but when it finally does it can still (somehow) struggle further. Prints can come out with unwanted colours on (even when cleaned), sometimes the printer can go through phases of absolute erratic behaviour such as skipping parts of pictures/photos, but it falters further ...
Summary: I can safely say that this printer is garbage. Blatant problems are that from the word go the printer seems to struggle to realize there is paper in the tray and ink in the cartridges, but when it finally does it can still (somehow) struggle further. Prints can come out with unwanted colours on (even when cleaned), sometimes the printer can go through phases of absolute erratic behaviour such as skipping parts of pictures/photos, but it falters further still by doing the...