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: 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: This is priced great, and my pictures look awesome! Takes around 25 seconds per photo, and I love how I can print out my photos at home versus getting them developed. The phone paper can be a little pricey, but overall I a extremely happy with this product!
Summary: Years ago I purchased a xx brand printer, in the space of 3 months I went through 5 of them. They were too slow, did not print well etc. Then I purchased a Canon IP 4000. It printed great pictures, it had individual color cartridges, which were much more economical than buying one large all color cartridge. Well folks that Pixma 4000 lasted almost 14 years! It started having some problems, and I finally decided to replace it.
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.
Summary: I found everything similar to my old iP4500 except that I cannot print directly on CD or DVD and it takes a little longer to start printing. Print quality is excellent. I just have to get used to using the bottom paper tray.
Summary: Can't say enough about this little printer - it is absolutely amazing! It is hard to believe the quality of the pictures I have printed. I recently scanned a magazine cover that stars our football running back grandson and the printed photo is better that the actual magazine cover. The ink is very easy to install and there are so many setting for printing that you can print a large volume of pages using very little ink.
Summary: I just needed a basic printer that was reasonable on ink and put out good quality photos. I already had a separate scanner and didn't need an all in one. This printer has met my needs and expectations well. The only thing that I would like to see added is wireless capability.