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: 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: This is a great printer that I've been using lightly for over 2 years. Printing speed is pretty good and I like the auto on and off feature. CD/DVD printing is really nice too. Photo paper prints are also very good. I did not give five stars because of one annoyance. Apparently the ink cartridges have an IC chip on them that can go bad! With the first set of cartridges, my printer would print fine one minute and fail to find the yellow ink when I try to print next.
Summary: I recently purchased this printer to use or documents as well as photos. The performance is outstanding! Photos print at an amazing speed with near photo lab quality. But it DOES guzzle ink and replacements are somewhat pricey. I especially like that you can not only monitor your ink usage on screen, but it also will notify you of low levels before it runs out. I am very pleased overall with iP4300.
Summary: When the printer is used often (daily at least) the prints are very good. If the printer is left off for even a couple of days, what should be a red color begins as sort of a rust color. On another site I saw a similar comment for this printer. After some usage the red improves. To initially get good reds the nozzles must be cleaned.
Summary: Things that are GOOD, for me: -2 feed options, I can load up the bottom tray with plain paper AND feed cardstock/matte photo paper in the top with out any real effort. -Duplexing, it will print double sided with a click of an option -individual color carts, granted they are a little small but there are 2 blacks and the colors run about $13 each -photo quality prints, not a huge need for myself, but it's nice to have that option -sleek looking, many of my previous HP...
Summary: Brochure printing is relatively fast. Print quality is good. Ink cost is relatively high. You pay extra for the ink cartridge to have a light in it........ and whenthe printer decides that the ink is low, it stops printing. period. You CANNOT print until the ink runs out. Every time I've had to change the ink, there is still visable ink left in the tank.
Summary: The iP4300 replace my Canon i950. The i950 was very good but the print head continuously clogged requiring numerous deep cleanings (and corresponding reductions in ink). Like the dual feeds, bottom used for regular paper and top for ilford photo paper. Nice to have the auto duplex printing. Print quality very good for 8X10 photos, fairly fast. After replacing ink cartridges, realized this will be an expensive printer if used on High print quality.
Summary: I am on my third of these printers, mainly because of problems with the cartriges. It replaced an old HP 712C that I'd worn out after 5 years. The first one would not accept a new cyan tank. After 3 different tanks, I took it back. Up until then it had printed fine, good looking prints. The second one I had setup problems and it didn't want to be online. the third one has had no problems aside from a large appetite for ink.
*NOT WORKING ANYMORE- Updated -Outstanding printer - best bargain out there
H. Beachum, Amazon
1 November 2006
Summary: 12-15-07 This printer stopped working today after replacing the yellow and blue cartridges. Obviously, i am not the only one. Don't think this is in the stores anymore, but if it is, don't buy it. I am adding to a Canon MP730 all-in-one that i thought printed photos pretty well. It does print ok - however, compared to this $100 Canon 4300, it's mediocre at best.