Summary: Before you decide to pay out your hard earned money on this machine you need to know it's main drawback. It is made to waste ink. When the machine cleans itself (something over which you have no control), it cleans away ink from the cartridges. Expensive ink. When you turn it on it automatically cleans itself. Then every 3 or 4 minutes it cleans itself. If you leave it on overnight it will clean away all its ink and you'll have to buy another 5 cartridges.
Excellent printer - except it eats/drinks ink by the bucket
16 July 2013
Summary: I started with a Canon iP4700 to continue printing Panoramic prints (210mm x 597mm) after my Epson Stylus Photo 750 failed. This then failed (red ink was blotchy) and I was given an iP4850 in exchange but in time this also failed (big black ink did not print). I was desperate for an A4 printer to continue printing Panoramic (I have a big stock of the paper and 10 frames around the house to fill) and so went for this iP4950, which is identical to the iP4850 and takes the...
Summary: This is my second Canon printer, I previously had an iP4300. This one has smaller ink cartridges but as fully compatible cartridges are available, the additional expenditure is not a problem. The machine performs to my expectations.