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: Canon Pixma IP4300 I have had this printer for about 6 years now and it is still going strong. The quality print outs in normal black and white and photos as well are just outstanding for its age. It is a very easy to use printer and paper can be loaded from the back or in a tray along the bottom as well which is great if you need to save space.
Summary: This is one of the best printers I've bought, in fact it's so good I've got 2 of them. Quality wise it's absolutely spot on, especially when you consider the price tag, this cost me £80 at PCworld, however they go for less if you shop around on the net. It's also quite quiet and doesn't shake the whole room around when printing.
Pros: Fast, great quality, great ink usage
Cons: Ink is expensive, though you won't need to buy it that often.
Summary: A nice feature is the printer will stop to allow the ink to dry on the previous page before it continues to print. This slows the print speed down but at least it stops the prints from getting smudged. I have yet to try all the features out as I havent got a pict bridge compatable digital camera. I am looking forward to trying the duplex printing as it will help to reduce paper useage and every little helps to save the planet.