Summary: I've owned this printer for two years now and I regret ever buying it. I bought it to replace the Canon Pixma 4000 that I LOVED. (At this point, I'd like to have another 4000 and toss the 4600 onto the street and run over it with a car.) It works pretty much the same as the 4000, except for one huge difference. The ink cartridges have been greatly reduced.
Summary: I bought this printer after so-so experience over the years with Epson and HP inkjet printers. I do not need a so-called "all in one" (who really does, these days when faxes are mostly a thing of the past and there are much better scanners out there than the all-in- one's have). I liked the print copy from this unit and the photographs were well above average.
Summary: The Canon IP4600 uses a ridiculous amount of ink. We needed a printer mostly to print black on white documents, but our color ink cartridges go empty even if we don't print photos or colors. I have never seen a printer drink so much ink in so little time. The printer will also refuse to print once one of the color cartridge is empty, even if you need to print something black.
Summary: I bought this printer so that I could print out pictures of my family. Especially those of my grandson who has moved across country. I also needed to print out some documents, well by the time I printed the documents the ink was used up and there went the option of printing pictures. The ink cartridges for this model are way too expensive. Also, it takes for ever for this printer to initialize.
Cartridges are 27% smaller but cost same as old, larger tanks
Cool Air, Amazon
6 December 2009
Summary: I had the Canon Pixma iP4200 -- worked fine until the print heads failed and regardless of maintenance routines, photos printed with horizontal lines. Canon-branded ink cartridges for the 4200 had been costing me $12 to $14 each for the colors and small black tank. Now, I have the Canon Pixma iP4600 -- also working fine, but............ The ink cartridges hold 27% LESS INK, and you guessed it! They COST THE SAME as the 4200 cartridges!
Summary: I only owned this printer for a couple of days before returning it. While the printer is OK for low volume printing, it will kill you on ink cost if you print a lot. Compared to the older ip4500 model, the ip4600 is a lot SLOWER and uses ink cartridges that are a lot smaller and more expensive. The 221 cartridge contains only about 8 ml of usable ink, compared to about 12 ml usable ink in the older CLI-8 cartridge. Both sell for about the same price per cartridge.
Summary: J'ai déjà eu IP 5000,4500, 4300, je connais bien Canon Pixma. Rien à voir avec IP 4600: on redescend d'un cran. les cartouches sont moins chères, OK mais leur capacité a été réduite de 1/3. Si on imprime beaucoup (comme moi) on n'arrête pas de changer les cartouches. Du côté souplesse ce n'est pas mieux: il est préférable d'utiliser la cassette alors que j'étais habitué à charger par l'arrière.
Summary: J'avais auparavant la pixma 4000, et cette 4600 se met en mode nettoyage d'elle-même, cela tombe mal souvent car le processus est assez long. Les cartouches sont minuscules, et il faut les changer très souvent. Ces deux points font que cette imprimante est chronophage, ce qui est dommage, car la qualité d'impression est au rendez-vous.