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.
Summary: I bought this printer because of it's top rating on Consumer Reports, but now I'm trying to decide if I'm going to keep it, or just put up with it. For one thing, 1) it's HUGE. I can't believe how big the footprint is, for a single-function printer. 2) It sits there bumping & grinding for a couple minutes before printing.
Summary: I bought this printer because my pixma iP3000 wast ink receptacle filled up (after about 10 years). I loved my old printer; it did a great job, and didn't use too much ink. This one takes about 1 to 1-1/2 minutes to print the first page of any job. 'Basically you need to give it a cup of coffee to wake up before it will print. My wife, expecting an immediate print, often gets frustrated, punching more buttons, which only seems to confuse it.
Summary: So far I haven't had any trouble. Set up was easy and pretty straight forward. I had no trouble connecting to my wireless network. This is replacing a Canon i960 that is rapidly approaching the end of it's life. I'm happy with the quality of the pictures I've printed. I haven't printed too much text yet so I can't judge text quality yet. I'm trying to baby the i960 so I can use up my remaining ink.
Summary: I love my old Pixma IP4220 so much I was never going to replace it, until it died one day. I checked Consumer Reports ratings. This one got high scores. Reviews included caveats about noisiness. I love that this is wireless and my iPad can print to it. The pages are gorgeous, can use high quality printer paper. It's fast. The noise is when I first turn it on and it goes through its paces. No problem for me. It prints quietly and I love the quality.
Summary: This printer provides good quality print but the main feature I bought this for was the wireless connection. I danced around for a 2-3 months playing whack-a-mole. I would install it at one computer and then work on connecting the other computers wirelessly. It would seem to be all set up but then my wife would tell me here computer was not printing any more. I ran in circles for a while and finally figured out to just use Google Cloud Print to share the printer.
Conclusion: Good buy, good price, prints quality, litle noise but this is ok. all printers I owned priviously 4 of them, other brands was noisy, some litle more some less. But the price is excelent , what counts for me is the prints quaity. Also I use photo EDIT CANON software, and allways Canon Photo paper PRO PLATINUM and yes the CANON ink catriges PIXMA 251XL. XL because I save about $40% on prints lasting.
Conclusion: I have been using Canon for years and I like there products but, I think they dropped the ball on this one. It sounds like it is coming apart when you use it. Print quality is good. I liked my ip5000 better but, I could no longer get a print head for it. I don't like not having the rear paper feed.
Summary: The only reason I bought this printer was for CD label printing. The driver for OSX is very limited on features and doesn't let me print on CD. The included Easy Print also doesn't work on OSX. Oh the irony. Fortunately I also have a windows computer do i can still use the printer. If you have a mac look at other printers.