This inexpensive Canon Pixma iP4820 produces excellent images
J. William Myers, Amazon
31 December 2011
Summary: For art, storyboards, designs, photos and proofs, this inexpensive Canon Pixma iP4820 produces excellent images and type, even better than my last Pixma. I wanted this model, which has printing function only, since I already own a Canon 8600F high-resolution scanner that I use at my Mac station with this new printer. I also have a Canon all-in-one that I use for faxing and coping at my studio phone.
Summary: This Canon printer replaced a five year old Canon printer which gave outstanding service. The PIXMAiP4820 is faster, quieter and with the automatic duplex saves on paper. We especially love the fabulous high quality pictures with such vibrant color. Best printer my wife has ever owned. We recommend this to anyone who wants an affordable top of the line color inkjet printer.
Summary: Canon PIXMA iP4820 Inkjet Printer. Had a little trouble seting it up, but blame that on me for not reading the instructions first. (As it is said, "If all others fail, read the instructions first!") Got this printer to replace my old Canon iP3500. The print quality is even better than than the old one which was very good. Like the option where you can load paper either in the front or back. Does a nice job printing out envelopes.
Summary: After quite a bit of research I settled on this printer and I am very satisfied. The setup was very easy, just follow the directions. I use it on an imac. The photo quality is amazing and professional looking. It's a nice looking printer that doesn't take up a lot of space. I would highly recommend this printer. I honestly can't think of anything wrong with it, and the price is right!
Summary: Canon PIXMA iP4820 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer (4496B002) Print quality is outstanding, and although it does clean the head often thereby wasting ink, I just turn it off after using. If it is off for three weeks or more, it does take about 5 minutes of cycling and cleaning before printing. A small inconvenience if it saves ink. If it's off a few days, it starts printing in moments. I got it last November, and just recently (late September) replaced the cartridges.
Summary: I will try to address some of the issues people have brought up. I am very pleased with my new iP4820, a replacement for my old iP4000. The combination of canon printer, canon inks, and canon paper just cannot be beat for professional looking photos. The ink is expensive but this seems to be true for all printers. I looked into other brands and it didn't look like I could do any better ink-wise. I haven't had it long enough to know if it is an ink hog. I hope not.
Summary: Wow. This printer is of such a fine quality I was surprised i got it at such an affordable price. I really recommend it For just about any printing needs. We purchased it to print up wedding invites and the came out beautifully. What a find.
Summary: I've now used this printer for a few months and I'm quite happy with it. I bought it to replace an old Epson that I finally would not clean the print heads properly. Considering I had the printer for almost 10 years I can't complain. One of the things I looked for in a new printer was the ability to feed paper from the top. The Canon gives you the option of using either a front feed tray or a top load tray.
Summary: Canon PIXMA iP4820 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer (4496B002) This is my second Canon printer. The first was a Pixma iP4200 and I loved it but after 6 years it finally quit. The only thing I don't like as much is that to select the paper tray you do it through software. The 4200 could be changed on the printer which made it faster and easier. However, it is quieter, faster and a like the 4200 creates excellent photos.