Someone please bring a decent printer out that allows the user to clean as and when they feel like it and doesnt rip us off on i
1 week ago
Summary: It eats the ink up while it supposedly cleans every 10 minutes, yet still manages to get clogged up! Canon sure know how to rinse customers for their money! Why it needs to so called deep clean while your halfway through a printing job meaning you have to sit around and wait for over 10 mintutes is beyond me! Someone please bring a decent printer out that allows the user to clean as and when they feel like it and doesnt rip us off on ink!!!!
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.
Summary: This is a one star review for the supplier not for the printer. I've had one of these printers for a few years and it worked well. I like particularly the ability to print on blank CD/DVDs. Yes Canon ink is expensive, yes it takes a long time to get itself ready to work but it does the job well in the end. I had no problems with the original until I managed to get some wire wound round the insides which really mucked it up.
Summary: The Title says it all so I'll keep the review short & sweet. I love (well used to) Canon printers. I arrived at this model as my trusty IP4500 finally gave up. I use my printer regularly, print lot's of photo's & A4 size posters ect. The IP4500 would print on average 70 full sheets of A4 photo quality colour before I got a message saying 'inks are running low get ready to replace' and even then they'd go on for a good while before I eventually had to change them.
Summary: my Pixma IP4000 print head 'died' with no warning, the error was the widely reported '5 flashes' = "print head not installed" even though the printhead is installed. And when I remove the print head, the error goes away. Nice one Canon. Anyway, after trawling the net for some hope in repairing it I gave up. I just wanted a networked printer that printed on CD's too, fat chance! The best option seemed to be use a print server and a iP4950.
Summary: This is probably the worst printer I've had the misfortune to deal with. After attempting to clear the heads three times it still wouldn't print properly. Had the thing for just a month and had just one plain paper print off it- attempting to print a Photoshop image was unsuccessful after trying to clear the heads. Ok, I know I've not used the printer at all, but this machine doesn't perform as well as the much cheaper 2600 I recently retired.
Summary: I'm sure this is a fine printer when it works. The first one I bought gave error B200 straight out of the box, and never printed anything. The replacement printed a couple of pages and gave the same error. Canon say that this is a hardware error to do with the print head and the printer has to be returned. Did I have 2 from a bad batch? Who knows? Very frustrating though.
Summary: For the last four or five years I have been using a (now discontinued) Canon Pixma iP4300 for full colour glossy A4 prints and printing directly onto discs. I arrived at the iP4300 after going through three awful Epsom printers within six months. It's been the best piece of kit I've ever owned. Reliable, cheap to run, superb results and proof that Canon are capable of manufacturing a little gem.