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.
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.
Excerpt: Litle bit noisy at the start , but all the printers does this.<br />VERY SHARP AND BEST COLOR ON PRINTS, ALSO I CAN SAY THAT I HAVE EDIT SOFTWARE AND I EDIT THE PICTURE AS I LIKE IT. I CAN'T SAY PICTURES ARE NOT SO GOOD IF DONT EDIT IT, EDIT IS A MUST.
Pros: Clean Replacement, Dries Quickly, Easy to Replace, Long Cartridge Life, Long Lasting Color, Sharp Tones & Colors
Excerpt: Documents and various size photos have come out great. Very fast b & W printing.<br />Be aware during setup: printer has two trays (a first for me). The lower one is used in setup. A very minor possible cause for confusion only at setup.<br />Having separate trays that can keep various paper makes for faster output when changing media.
Pros: Clean Replacement, Dries Quickly, Easy Access To Paper Path, Easy to Replace, Sharp Tones & Colors
Summary: This is a great little printer, but it's really designed for photos and DVDs, not for general purpose printing. It won't do envelopes, and it won't do documents very well. The printer does well with 'printable' DVD-Rs--discs that have a flat white surface that can be printed with an ink jet printer. That's why I got it, and I'm quite pleased with it. It's a secondary printer on my small-office network.
Summary: It's very hard to find a decent single use printer nowadays. Almost all of them are multifunction, but since I already have a B&W laser S/C/F I was only looking for a good quality photo printer. After searching around I saw very good reviews of this printer and decided to buy it. First impression: It is flat, wide and deep. So as some over reviewers have stated it can take up a bit of desk space, but the design is perfect to put in a shelf/cubbyhole.