"Excellent overall printer that just keeps going."
8 March 2011
Pros: Fantastic quality prints. Reasonably fast, even for full colour, full page photo prints. Nice that you can choose a back tray and bottom tray. Ink cartridges are simple to change. Ink lasts for quite awhile compared to other printers I've had.
Cons: I'm only wishing it had a scanner. Haven't found anything else that I don't like.
Summary: The iP4500 produces very high quality printing and photos. It was one of the easiest systems to refill ever produced. It is MANDATORY to use high quality inks and understand that you cannot refill a cartridge indefinitely. Chip resetters are available and reasonable on eBay. Not all aftermarket cartridges are as easy to refill and reset as the Canon products. The price of this printer has climbed, since Canon stopped production.
Pros: prints beautiful sharp vivid images great for printing on discs looks sleek and sharp easy to navigate and set up
Cons: becomes redundant very quickly more expensive to fix than to replace (totally environmentally unsustainable) ink cartridges run out extremely fast and are extremly costly to replace printer requests replacement cartridges when still have lots of ink