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.
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.
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.
Summary: We needed a new photo printer and didnt need an all-in-one. We didnt need to print text with it either, our laser printer is faster and the consumables are much cheaper. At $100 Consumer reports rated this as one of the best color photo printers, actually equal in photo quality to one costing 6 times as much. On top of that it was on sale for less than the expected $100.
Pros: Good build quality for the price, also fantastic image quality both standard paper and photo paper. Have not tried CD Printing yet but was one of the deciding factors on buying this printer. Great printer, great price... cant go wrong.
Cons: only has WPA encryption for wireless... be prepared to wait 5-8 min when first turning it on (first time powering up out of box). was more funny than anything, assuming it was running threw a system check but only did it the very first time It powered on.
Summary: I've never written a review, but I love this thing THAT much. I've used an Epson 1400 wide format printer for almost 5 years, mostly for greeting cards and other paper designs. It finally quit, and I reluctantly began the search, having finally settled on the ip7220 based on price, and the mostly favorable reviews. WOW. THIS PRINTER.
Summary: I had problems with delivery, but this was shipper error and not amazon. Amazon was terrific in handling the situation. This printer was purchased specifically for photo printing and it is amazing when used with photo paper. It is a great photo printer, I could not tell the difference between the Canon printed photo and a professionally produced photo. Please note that I am only a novice and not the photo perfectionist. We have it set up wirelessly and USB corded.
Summary: Well performing printer for the price. Compact size a plus. Excellent color printing results, even on CD media - the main reason i chose this model. Once you understand the limits of the included software - at least for the disk printing - it works well. Solid value for the price. Recommended!
Pros: Small, compact size. Excellent color output, prints to printable CD\DVD media. Easy wireless connection.
Cons: Average at best software in particular for disk (CD) printing. At least when I import the image file the Canon software appears to distort it. Figured out a work-around to make it work. As always, the Canon brand ink is ridiculously expensive, have used after market brands with no issues.