Summary: After much research (ok, I asked on a 4x4 forum, but I did find a guy who repairs printers for a living), I bought this unit strictly for pictures. Yes, set up time is slow for the first print. Following prints aren't exactly lightning fast, but perfectly fine for printing some family pictures after dinner. Heck, it is much faster than my wife and I deciding which picture of the dog should go on the fridge. And yes, the borders don't align 100% once in a while.
Summary: Couldn't be easier to use. LOVE IT. My technologically impaired Mom is even able to print using this, with ease! Pictures print RIGHT UP to the edge on all paper sizes I've tried so far, so I don't have to worry about sizing. Super simple to connect to our wireless network as we have WPS on our router. The app installed itself on my Windows 8 laptop when connected to the network, but for my mom's Windows 7 and Vista computers I had to use the installation disk.
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: PROS: Wired -or- wireless 5 ink cartridges (separate BLACK for documents) Duplex printing Small footprint 2 separate paper trays Less -cycling- (inkjet cartridge cleaning?) before printing Not 'on all the time' (no apparent power use when -turned off-) many printers still use power when "off". Self opening front cover (instead of getting an 'error!
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.
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.