Summary: I will admit I was excited when I got my ip4820 and the picture prints are really great. But that is as far as it goes. The ink cartridges are EXPENSIVE and, guess what the ink...dries out. Which means if you don't use the ink...you loose it.
Summary: Good quality printing and a seeming low price, but the ink cartridges run out after very few documents, the screen alerts about which cartridges are low are inaccurate and the replacement cartridges COST MORE THAN THE PRINTER. AVOID THIS MODEL AT ALL COSTS.
Summary: I bought this printer about a month ago to replace a 7-yr old HP photo printer. I wish I hadn't already donated my old printer. I would prefer to throw this in the trash and have my old printer back.
Summary: After years of having my Cannon IP 4200, it finally bit the dust. So I bought this Cannon ip 4820. It does give great quality photos when it prints. Half the time, it keeps saying it's out of paper because it's trying to pull paper from the bottom cassett and says I have it set on automatic when...
Summary: I bought a Canon IP3000 for my father in 2005 and a Canon IP4000 for myself in 2006. These printers worked fine for a few years. Now the large black ink cartridge will not print on either model. I spent hours researching the problem and repairing / cleaning the print head. No luck.
Summary: using my laptop, i had to set the colors so far and still cant get a good print, prints really red, using my pc, had to set the brightness and contast alot and still no good prints, i had the pixma ip 4000 and used it for 8 x 10 and loved it, this printer is garbage for photos, went through 2 sets...
loved it, until I needed more ink - it's a rip off
Sue Sherwood, Amazon
9 March 2011
Summary: Lovely print, I especially like the duplex feature - saves paper. But to replace the ink cartridges costs more than I paid for the printer. Cannot afford it, plus the cartridges are very small, do not contain much ink.
Summary: This printer is not for the very occasional user--perhaps good for those who are constantly printing. It has too much activity/running as though it's getting ready to print even though you have not entered anything for printing, and when you do actually print, it takes too long to print the page.