Summary: I also like the individual ink cartridge configuration, but the firmware is Horrible. CONSTANTLY wastes ink with unneeded cleaning cycles. For all it's advantages over HP (really suck) and Lexmark (IBM), this will be my last Canon printer unless I hear of confirmed changes in their firmware.
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.
Summary: Photo quality is the only reason I gave two eggs. This replaced an aging Epson 777 whose head finally went. Nozzle plate came loose from sub-base. No one seems to stock Epson F084000 heads and they were 125 anyway.
Pros: Once printing, it prints well. Included Canon and 'Walmart' Kodak photo paper produce excellent results. Top closes completely if you want to keep dust out. Reasonably fast and relatively quiet. Intermediate colors have a solid appearance, with no interference pattern from too big a drop size.
Cons: What a pig! During initial 'head alignment,' you can clearly hear a vacuum pump going, and going. Look at the carts & check the levels when you put them in, then look inside & check after 'alignment.' Sucker! Even when printing grayscale, the three subtractive primaries are used. Jam the 'idiot s...
Failed after just a few months. "Disposable printer"
J. Wells, Amazon
6 July 2010
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 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.
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.
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: 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.
Summary: Like a previous reviewer I bought this printer to replace a 4500 that I broke due to plain carelessness on my part. Being so happy with the printer I didn't hesitate and immediately bought its direct descendant the 4700.
Nach 4 Jahren Reinigungseinheit defekt, zu hoher Tintenverbrauch
19 January 2014
Summary: 2009 habe ich den Pixma iP4700 erworben. Dies war mein 3. Tintenstrahldrucker. Ich entschied mich hier noch einmal für einen Tintenstrahldrucker. Dies wird dann auch mein letzter gewesen sein. Gerade für Leute die wenig drucken wie ich (ca. max. 100 Ausdrucke/Jahr), lohnt sich diese Technik nicht.