Summary: With only light use this printer broke on me twice in two years. The first time was a mechanical problem under warranty. The second is an error where it either has, or thinks it has, a full reservoir where the ink used in cleanings is dumped. I used this only for a photo printer and didn't print much so I consider that a very poor quality record. Too bad since my last Cannon printer lasted 8 years.
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). I remember back in the early days of PCs when a printer would last for years and years and years.
Summary: I bought this printer because the Ip4000 I have leaves streaks at the trailing edge of the photo print so I use it for non-photo printing. HP's solution to the problem doesn't work. As for the iP4700, It's an ink hog but can print a pretty nice photo. However I have problems with it because I cannot change the paper size. I want to make some 4 x 6 prints and set the paper size at 4 x 6 but it prints as if there is an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet in the slot.
Summary: I bought this about six months ago to replace an earlier pixma, which I loved, when its rear feeder stopped working. This one eats ink unbelievably quickly -- seems like sheer greed on the part of Canon to me. It also takes forever to get around to actually printing. What can it possibly be doing all that time?! The pre-print screen does not show the actual direction that a sheet will print, making it all guesswork as to whether the piece will be the desired side up.
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. Day by day, the ink level of the color cartridges moves relentlessly downwards, even if you never print anything but plain text and even if you change the settings to force it to always print in grayscale. Do the printed pages look good? Yes, they do.
Summary: I bought this printer just before the price went up. Further, when I made my order Free Shipping still applied, so I got a very good bargain, or so I thought. The printer had generally very good ratings from users so I felt confident about the product, but my own experience was a disappointing one. I was forced to return the unit yesterday as unexceptable. Here's my experience: The printer has lousy instructions.
Summary: I have been using Canon printers for years. My current printer, the IP6220D, has worked great and prints amazing pictures. I bought the IP4700 because it offers better print quality, faster printing and more features. Despite the numbers, this thing does not print very good pictures. Compared to my old IP6220D, it lacks sharpness and detail, and the whole picture is too red. Some adjustments helped, but I still couldn't match the quality of my old printer.
Summary: Dieses Modell ist ein schlechter Nachfolger des Pixma 4200. Bis der Druck beginnt verbraucht er jede Menge Tinte. Beim nächsten Drucker werde ich mir überlegen, ob es wieder ein Canon sein wird.
Summary: Grundsätzlich ist der Pixma 4700 ein toller Drucker: schnell, tolles Druckbild, viele Möglichkeiten (Papier, CD-Druck usw.) Wenn ich aber den Aerger über die letzten zwei Jahre mit ihm hochrechne, kann ich ihn keinesfalls weiterempfehlen. Zuerst dachte ich, nur ich habe die relativ häufige Fehlermeldung 6c10. Mit Tipps aus dem Internet (Papierwalzenreinigung, bestimmte Tastenkombination usw.) hab ich ihn schon immer irgendwie flott gekriegt.
Summary: hallo. ansich druckt er gut, die duplexfunktion ist gold wert(dauert aber lange). was gar nicht geht, jedesmal wenn man ihn etwa 2 wochen nicht nutzt rödelt er beim einschalten ewig rum. ich denk mal er macht da ne automatische düsenreinigung, zumindest sind die patronen ständig leer. mir persöhnlich ist das recht egal, da ich nachfüllbare nutze. leider ist vermutlich durch die fremtinte die rote druckdüse defekt. es wird rot streifig gedruckt.