Summary: I got this printer free when I purchased my MacBook. It has always produced quality printing jobs but recently would not turn on. I've researched this problem and apparently there is nothing you can do to fix it. I have had this printer for almost 5 years and use it every so often. It was great while it lasted but I will be purchasing something different because of the increase in price.
Summary: This is an awesome Printer the ink the photos are lab quality without question. The sofware is so so, but who care use your own. Use this machine as much as you can all the time because after three years if your lucky enough that it last that long. I went through only two sets of inks in two years and one day it just would go on. Nothing! with full inks in it I had just replaced. I called Canon and they told me that they only last two to three years.
Summary: I've owned this printer for about 3 years or so, and it's been the same as it was since day one. I love the duplex printing (print both sides), and it does black and white documents blisteringly quick. Granted I don't print that often, but it's always done what it's supposed to do. An earlier review says you can't print black and white without having color toner, which simply isn't true. The person likely forgot to set the printing to "grayscale" printing.
Summary: This machine is a few years old and adequate for a base model printer that retailed under $100. The fact that some merchants are selling it for well over triple the original cost--and a printer that is no longer even current--is unconscionable. Neither this base model, nor any of the new models with their myriad bells and whistles, even come close to the prices being asked here. Unscrupulous selling should be monitored here.
Summary: UPDATE: I owned a simple Canon bubblejet printer for many years before it broke down. Needless to say, I wanted another Canon as my next printer. The printer was not used heavily and after 2 years, frequently had paper jams. One day it got the error 5110 (just google this error number appended to "canon pixma" and you'll see the number of problems.) According to Canon, this error cannot be fixed in a cost effective way and I need to buy a new one.
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 was looking to replace my old printer & was impressed by other reviews of this printer. Got a really good price & was delivered quickly. Set up was quick & straightforward. Prints are clean & crisp. The mechanical operation is quick & quite, be sure to set this preference during your initial set up. Overall I couldn't be happier.
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: After a week's worth of testing I found this to be a very good all-around printer that prints good photo's, but doesn't have a display screen or direct select and edit capabilities of other printers. Photo prints came out very good with this model, but still required using the computer to select and perform any basic edits or enhancements. One good feature, however, is a second paper tray so you can keep plain paper in the feeder and photo paper in the second tray.