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.
Summary: Nice quality prints and less wasted space at the edges than with my previous one. Expensive for ink but at least you only have to change empty cartridges. I agree with other reviewers that it's annoying when it "chunters" around for ages if left idle for more than a minute or so between prints - I now tend to get a whole series of panges ready for print so it can do several at a time.
Summary: The printer seems to be working fine. However, the screen instructions for putting paper into the tray at the bottom of the printer are confusing and have to be ignored. I therefore place the paper into the position at the top back. My neighbour has exactly the same situation. Unfortunately, when commencing printing the screen continues to tell me that the (lower) tray is empty and requires filling.
A good value and good quality CD printer with a couple of small issues
Chuck Norris, Amazon
15 February 2013
Summary: I purchased this printer solely for use as a CD printer in a small software development company. So I can only comment on it's CD/DVD printing ability. I use Taiyo Yuden Watershield glossy CD's as these provide the most professional finish of all the printable CD's I've tried. Compared against the Epson Stylus R200 I previously used for CD printing, the iP4950 is definitely faster, easier to use, more reliable and has significantly more detailed print quality.
Great printer, but the cost of ink cartridges is ridiculous
J. Bruce, Amazon
14 February 2013
Summary: I replaced a previous Canon printer with this one, because I have always liked the high quality the prints that these printers are capable of producing. So far, the iP4950 is living up to expectations. However, the ink cartridges are too expensive and that situation is made even worse with this new printer, since the capacity of each cartridge is now much less and they will presumably not last as long.
Summary: I bought this as it has been quoted as having had the best drive engine for the last few years, unfortunately I think Canon have taken there foot of the pedal hoping this alone will maintain their sales. It does not perform as well as the HP that it has replaced but is half the size and weight. The cartridges are a fraction of the size but not a lot cheaper. Overal it is a capable printer but I am a little disapointed.