For printing heavy card stock on a limited budget, the iP4700 is AWESOME!
1 January 2014
Summary: I'm a beginner author. I have two books that have been published - The Horseless Horsemen: Jude (5 Star Review) and Rita (4 Star review). And I wanted to print bookmarks that were worth being called bookmarks as a marketing device to go with them. So I got some 200lb paper. ...and subsequently found that it wouldn't even begin to go through my Epson WP4020.
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. It's been a remarkably good printer, considering that I purchased it new from Amazon for less than eighty dollars. My only negative comment is that the iP4700 is an ink hog, but I've never owned an inkjet printer that wasn't.
Summary: At first this printer was great. 5 stars. Now that I have had it for a few years it is a one star. The color is either too blue ALL blue or today the photos were red. After running dozens of cleans and "by hand" head cleaning. The black STILL has a problem. Will never buy another Canon printer. This one was enough for me.
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. This printer is a different story.
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. When purchased didn't realize it print double-sided. Nice touch. Directions for installing cartidges could have been a little more explicit but ok if you are careful.
Summary: I have been using Canon photo printers for almost 10 years doing on-site digital photography and there is nothing like them. Each generation seems to improve on speed and quality. I regularly have 2-3 printers cranking at events and have incredible results. My only complaint is the ink. My last round of Canon printers were the 4300's and although the ink for the 4700 is about $1 cheaper per color, it seems to only be about half the size.
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. I wish someone would sell a printer for what it actually costs, with re-fillable ink tanks, and stop selling cartridges. This is extremely wasteful.
Summary: I purchased the Canon PIXMA iP4700 as a replacement for an old Canon i860 printer that was on its last legs. The PIXMA iP4700 printer is a low-cost printer with a lot of bang for the buck. Text quality is as advertised, very good but not perfect. As for photo printing, I feel that this printer delivers beautifully. Great color blending, crisp detail, and true color reproduction provide exceptional quality photos.
It is a wonderful product so far.I have not had problem
15 August 2010
Summary: The ease of hooking it up, how easy it is to operate,and the color I suspect will be wonderful.I have not had it long enough to tell you anymore. My other printer had been used for 7 years and I'm looking for at least that much time with this one.