Summary: I have had this printer for a couple of months and it prints pictures great and text just as one would expect, also great. I would recommend this printer for its great picture printing and the fact that it uses individual ink tanks instead of one for color and one for black.
Summary: Although I have only just begun to use this printer, I find it to produce high quality pictures (on high resolution paper), and excellent black and white output on standard paper. Reasonably fast and accurate.
Good Printer ... but Auto Power feature impacts other USB devices
20 September 2008
Summary: I am very satisfied with the iP4500 EXCEPT for the Auto Power feature. The Auto Power feature works as advertised, BUT with Auto Power enabled (in the printer's driver), I experience severe performace problems trying to read from other USB devices.
Summary: I've only had this printer for a few days. It's a replacement for a Canon Pixma ip3000 that failed after 3.5 years. Given the similarity between the models, I decided to "upgrade" to an ip4500 instead of going for the lower priced ip3500.
Summary: My new Canon iP4500 printer works great -- with the Canon software that accompanies their product. It fails miserably, however, with my Photoshop CS2 software. My third print with the Canon iP4500 displayed a series of parallel lines across the surface.
Summary: This is my second Canon printer and is a replacement for my 5 year old i960 which I absolutely loved. The print head started to go and I do a lot of fine detail printing so I had to replace it.
Summary: We replaced our Canon S900, which never made good photos, and finally stopped functioning (possibly due to using non-Canon ink cartridges?) with the Canon PIXMA iP4500. Our original concern with going w/ another Canon printer was quickly replaced with our happines w/ the high quality of the photos...
Summary: This printer is rather large but it can be all closed up which is great for saving a little space and to keep dust and animal fur out of the internals. It is fast, relatively quiet, and duplex printing is very handy for saving paper without the hassle of manually flipping the paper.
Summary: First, the negatives: this printer takes up a lot of desk space. With the front paper tray extended, its about 23" front to back. The front paper tray seems to be a flimsy plastic. Don't know how it would face up to a sideways blow.