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. The photo quality is terrible (horizontal lines showing up in photos) and the printer feeder is very poor. It often takes several tries just to get something to print. It is especially difficult to use with card stock paper.
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 really I have it set on rear cassett. Major headache. And besides that, I go through twice as much ink as I did the IP 4200 and that was terible.
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 of cartridges and still not one good print, good thing is i bought it on a gold box deal and only wasted 50 bucks, spent more then that on the canon ink, will have to buy a...
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. I'm going to junk it (won't even give it to GoodWill - wouldn't pass the high cost on to someone else) and do more research before I buy another printer.
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. It also seems to get confused on what type of paper you have selected for printing (e.g. plain paper or photo paper).
Summary: A little bit of a chore to install but not too bad. I liked being able to load photo paper in the rear feed and plain paper in the lower tray. It sometimes took a while to be ready to print after power on but then it did print FAST even with high resolution photo prints. Now the bad part.... Everything printed with a VERY distinct red cast. My first photo printed was a B&W (from a grayscale file - no color information!) on the included cannon paper.