This WAS a great printer..........but the Pro9000 mkII is cheaper!!!
P. A. Feher "eccentric", Amazon
30 May 2013
Summary: I bought two of the 4500s in 2006 or 2007. I have been using one of them as my everyday workhorse. I replaced the printhead recently (March 2013). I bought these printers through the Canon store for around 100.00, maybe 99.00. It was cheap.
Summary: Very reliable, trouble-free on my Mac Pro system. After some bad experiences with third-party cartridges and Epson printers, I changed brands and learned to stick with genuine brand ink. Third-party inks tend to clog print heads, and the design of Epson inkjet printers is highly prone to clogging.
Summary: I think I've had just about every brand of printer ever made dating back to the late '80's. I've been using this one for almost a year and it tops them all in quality, ink economy, speed, flexibility, quietness, and intelligent hardware/software design.
Summary: I had a old HP (worked fine, but it was old), it printed really slow so I needed a upgrade. I wanted a printer that could print photos but had low ink costs and separate cartridges. I've always liked Canon so I started searching and found this printer.
Pros: Duplexing, has a cassette tray, prints very fast, cheap ink, separate ink cartridges, separate blacks (one for text one for photos), prints very nice photos, feels very durable, was simple to setup.
Cons: Doesn't print on CD/DVDs out of box, but that isn't entirely Canon's fault as there is some licensing problem. Also there is a way to make it work, just search google for "Canon Pixma iP4300 CD Printing Instructions" (yes iP4300)... You'll have to buy an extra piece on a auction site but it'll work.
Summary: My HP was still working when I got this. I hope I get the same lifespan. But sheesh, for the price of 2 sets of ink you can buy a brandnew printer so I guess I can't complain if it bites the dust after a couple years.
Pros: This was an upgrade from an old hp720 that was over 6 years old. DANG! My wife was about to choke me out for making her suffer with our old slow HP. (I still LOVE HP btw) I like the dual tray feed option. It prints very fast. I've not used photo paper yet but what I've printed on stock paper look...
Cons: Setup takes a bit longer than I would like. It seems to think..and think...and think when first getting installed and auto-calibration takes some time. But I'm just picking nits at this point.
Summary: The program that comes with this printer to print different sizes of pictures is great. This program is very user friendly and straight forward, something I'm not used to with these types of programs.
Pros: This is the best printer I've had to date. I have printed well over 100 pictures since I got this. It uses very little Ink. Matter of fact my wife used it to print out several announcements and thank you cards for our new sons christening, and i just had to change 2 ink cartridges. After owning s...
Cons: None so far, and I dont anticipate any in the future as well as it has worked out so far.
Summary: I upgraded to this from an old HP 1210 AiO. The two most noteworthy aspects of the Canon are speed and noise, as in "fast and very quiet." I love having 2 paper sources; I put photo paper in the tray and regular stock in the rear feeder (no more document-on-photo-paper accidents).
Summary: It's become a cliche I know, but Newegg service was spectacular, gave a discount on shipping, even though I said it was insignificant. Multiple item order arrived in 3 days. Perfect!
Pros: Size: This is a very attractive, compact unit. Setup: Very straight forward, well documented. Features: REFILLABLE INKWELLS! Yay! No more running out of ink and waiting for delivery! Functionality: Absolutely gorgeous photo and document printing. 100's of printing templates can be downloaded for ...
Cons: I will miss the scanning feature of my old **** printer. But this one runs circles around it in terms of print qualty
Summary: Bought this printer on sale from Newegg.com plus tax(where else but CA?) and free shipping. Like the way Newegg kept me up to date on the processing of the order. Odered it 9/3 and received it on 9/4. Now that's fast. My first experience with Newegg and it couldn't have been better.
Pros: I've had this printer for three weeks now and I am impressed...Very impressed. A great printer for the price. Color photos come out clean, crisp and vibrant. Faster then my old printer, which by the way was a Canon. Simple to set up and use. I like the idea of two paper ports. Now I don't have to...
Cons: Can't think of any except, maybe, I should have bought this printer sooner. Don't understand why Canon didn't include the try that allows you to print on CD/DVDs like the model sold in the European countries.