Summary: My Canon PIXMA iP4700 inkjet printer has had heavy use for more than three years, with no problems. I use it mainly for printing text, but for the occasional photo printing, it does a creditable job.
Failed after just a few months. "Disposable printer"
J. Wells, Amazon
8 September 2011
Summary: What is it with these ink jet printers? I have purchased no fewer than 10 (HP, Epson, Canon) in the past few years and they ALWAYS fail after a while, just like this one did today. Either they will stop recognizing the ink cartridge or simple refuse to print (like in this case).
Summary: I purchased this printer for printing photos, greeting cards, note cards and general printing. I've owned nothing but Canon printers for, gee, it must be almost 10 years. In that time I can say the print quality has been great, ink consumption reasonable but they don't make the best print heads.
Summary: Good quality printer. Great deal for the price. Slow but ok for printing photos and light print jobs at home. Not recommended for an office. Setup was mostly easy but could have been easier. Easy to use but occassionally will print as though the paper shifted while printing. But this is rare.
Summary: upgrading from the Pixma 3000, this is more printer than I need, but it works well. I don't need the 5th ink tank, and don't need digital lights on the ink tanks ( are they kidding? ), and each ink tank is smaller, and of course more expensive.
Summary: With so many reviews here already I will keep it short and will limited myself to the main points that I see when it comes to this printer (which for me replaced a 6-yr. old ): PROS: * Fast printing.
Summary: I replaced a PIXMA IP3000 which was the best printer I have used in years. I had a S450 prior which was also great. Lexmark's and HP's have been way too expensive on ink. The Lexmarks also had inferior print quality and reliability problems to boot.
Summary: I wanted a printer that could produce photo prints of professional quality. This printer certainly does a great job of that! I was a little dubious that such an inexpensive printer could do that good of a job, but the results I got changed my mind about the relationship between cost and quality.
Summary: I have never seen anything burn through ink as fast as this printer. It does something that sounds suspiciously like a cleaning cycle every time you turn it on, and every time you leave it idle for more than a few minutes.
Summary: This is my 4th Canon mfg. printer. I have had various models and a couple other brands and nothing compares to Canon when used as a home photo printer. Excellent quality with origninal inks and cartridges------thats the problem.