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.
Summary: The iP4300 printer was easy to setup and performs as advertised. The only downside so far for me is the cost of replacement ink cartridges. I bought one full set of Canon cartridges for this printer at Best Buy and paid almost half of the original cost of the printer.
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.
Summary: My 1st Canon printer was a iP6700D. Shortly, an HP 8250xi came on sale for $89, which I also bought. The HP has truer colors and not as much vivid colors as the Canon. I sold the iP6700D. The Canon photo printing program is the best I have seen. I missed it.
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.
Summary: Does not use pigment-black when printing duplex, but I can see why; it takes much longer to dry and would make duplex printing excruciatingly slow and/or smear ink all over inside. Does not ship with USB cable; not a problem since I have about 20 of 'em in my box-o-tech.
Pros: Very detailed and crisp pictures on photo paper. Pigment based black ink makes really nice text printouts. Fast. Two paper trays. Duplex!
Cons: No built in network support. Chipped ink cartridges are not refill friendly and a bit spendy (but newegg has them cheaper than anywhere else I found).
Summary: this printer works fine for an average person for the price, again, i dont understand why it didnt come with a usb cable..also it is slow at first to print compared to others, but then is very fast at printing, so overall ok
Pros: Prints great photos, software is fine, easy hook up, price
Cons: did not come with a usb cable!also the cost i see in the future for ink cartridges(fancy light up style), slow to get started, but then moves very fast