Won't print in black and white if color ink is out
LT Sharpe, Amazon
18 November 2011
Summary: Disaster as a point of sale printer since if say the yellow is out you can't continue to print your invoices! Doesn't matter if you select grayscale in the properties. It will refuse to print period... Cruel joke of a printer.
Summary: Like many on here I purchased this based on reviews and previous experiences with Canon. I'm beginning to regret it as the constant replacing of ink cartridges is getting to be a real pain. As others have pointed out, when one color runs out there is no way of printing in black and white. You either have all the cartridges functional or the thing will not print, in essence making it a really expensive paperweight until you get some more ink.
"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