Summary: I bought the Pixma iP4950 to replace my trusty, and trusted, iP4500 which finally started to fail. Even now, after years of use, it still prints text perfectly but it is failing in the photo printing dept.
Good stuff at the cheap, but beware of third parties
G Force 7 "Prudence", Amazon
11 February 2012
Summary: This dedicated colour printer should have scored 5 stars if the cost of ink and the mis-selling of third parties on the Amazon marketplace have not conived to ruin a great printer. Set up and running is so easy you wonder if you have forgotten something.
Summary: Good printer overall but please be aware if one of the ink tanks runs out this will NOT PRINT anything - not even greyscale pages. Very inconvenient - unless you happen to be selling thimblefulls of ink at £10 a time.
Personally I have bound it no better than one I gave to my sister for £25
penedawn "ladyliming", Amazon
9 December 2011
Summary: I didn't buy it that long ago but I most certainly didn't pay the amount it is now! It was not reduced at the time. I just wanted a printer to keep the cost down and so that it was less likely more than one thing could go wrong.
Summary: I have not used it much yet but it may have been delivered with a small ammount of ink as the red is showing low. also when you turn it on it takes quite a while to start printing.the bottom paper tray is a bit of a pain (flimsey)and you have to remember to turn it off before you turn the whole...
Summary: I have rated this printer as only three star because of printing problems using Word 2010, in other respects it is a good printer. When using certain Word features such as text effect it will not print what is shown by Word or print review.
Summary: If you are an occasionnal user like me this moddel is not for you after only eighteen months some of the colours have stopped working, aparently blocked and no ammount of maintenance would clear it
Summary: My Canon Pixma 4000 died and this was the obvious choice. I am a little disappointed that the Decibel rating here is 46Db while the Pixma 4000 model was touted as 40Db. The 4950 is clearly a lot noisier, with a huge clatter on starting up.
Summary: I bought this, because the alternative was a new print head for my pixma 4000 which would have cost nearly as much as this new printer. No complaints about print quality, but the build feels so trashy in comparison with the earlier model, and super noisy.