Conclusion: Expensive ink cartridges with proprietary chips that are so small they dry out before you can use them. A buggy, slow interface. WiFi does not work properly. There is nothing to like about this Canon product. While I am writing this, the printer is refusing to print a photograph because the text black ink has dried out. Awful, awful, awful. The last Canon inkjet printer I will ever own.
Cons: Slow Print Speed, Large Footprint, unreliable, expensive ink, short ink cartridge life
Excerpt: Purchased another Canon to replace PIXMA IP4000 because of 8 yrs or so of faithful service and superior photo prints. Canons use a lot of ink - probably that is why the photos turn out nice. But draft or speed mode for my text printing saves ink is is almost always adequate to my needs. As many users who complained about the dropping of the rear feeder, I miss that feature but have not had difficulties in printing 4x6 photos - have yet to try letter size photos.
Excerpt: We researched printers that print directly on CDs and DVDs. We learned that there was a problem with the print nozzles clogging on another popular brand of printer that prints on CDs and DVDs. Even though we have friends who have this other brand, we decided to go with the Canon PIXMA IP7220. We found the PIXMA IP7220 to be not only easy to use, but simpler in operation and less "touchy" than the other brand our friends have.
Summary: I was looking for a printer that would print on printable discs since I still use them now and then for storage. I started looking at epson printers since the last time I looked epson had a monopoly on disc printability, then I came across the canon ip 7220 and found it printed on discs. It was the perfect replacement for my old modified ip 4200. The print speed is fairly fast on paper, photos, or discs.
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26 April 2014
Summary: I purchased this as a replacement for my IP4500 which was fast, quiet, and excellent at printing both text and photos. I am returning it because it is slow, noisy, and is not excellent at printing. I purchased the printer for very light home use and although this printer got many bad reviews and I wanted a printer with a rear paper feed, choice was limited and I thought I could get used to the negatives over time.
Excerpt: As a motorsports photogher and webmaster, I've had a string of Canon printers over about 15 years. Always excellent quality. Only change on this one is twin cassettes but no reat tray. But very heavy photo stock feeds well from the lower cassette.
Conclusion: When my iP4300 (which I liked very much) gave up the ghost I bought an iP7220. I was very disappointed. The paper supply is limited to a bottom-loading paper tray instead of being located on top. This is inconvenient in that it is impossible to gauge how much paper is left in the printer just by looking, and it means that anything in front of the printer has to be moved before the tray can be removed and reloaded.
Summary: Slow & CD/DVD printing does not work. Once the ink runs out this baby is going right to dumpster. I gave it one star to be able to write my comment for people to know what to expect buying it.