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: Looking for a printer that just prints, without scanners, faxes or other unnecessary and expensive distractions, I found this jewel. Excellent photos, very good text at a reasonable price and with reasonably low cost of operation.
Summary: My old Canon i960 was dying, and it was time to purchase a new printer. After loads of research, I chose the Pixma ip4700...and it completely lived up to the high expectations I have for Canon photo printers. Prints are crisp and colors are fantastic. Plus, technology has improved so much since I last purchased a printer--dpi is better, and print speed is much, much faster than my old i960. For around $100, you can't go wrong.
Summary: This printer is wonderful! I bought it to replace a great Canon i860-series printer that I had for many years. My goal with printer shopping was to get something that would do a superb job with photos, and the Pixma iP4700 does that. Colors are rich (and you can select from vivid, normal, light and dark to suit your taste), it prints quickly, and with individual color ink cartridges (magenta, yellow, cyan, black) the ink usage seems perfectly reasonable to me.
Summary: I really like this printer, cost aside, it does an excellent job with both photos and text. A couple of caveats, however. If you use it primarily for photo printing, you will be well advised to spend some time calibrating your monitor so that what you see on screen matches what you get with printing. No big deal as most photo editing programs have some sort of monitor calbration utility. It is noisy and not the fastest printer on the block.
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.