Nice Prints and Functionality but Expensive and Shortlived Ink
5 April 2014
Summary: I have used this printer for at least a year and have been pleased with the quality of the prints as well as the scanning features. The print speed is reasonable. Both the wireless and ethernet works quite well. It shows up as an airprint printer for all of my iOS devices. So why the 2 star rating? Quite frankly, this printer could drive you into bankruptcy. The ink is not cheap and I have constantly had to replace at least one of the ink cartridges every 20 pages or so.
Summary: This printer has been troublesome from the start for us. The wireless doesn't always work, and if the printer isn't "awake" it never works. Other printers I've had wake up when needed. Also, it is now broken just a year later. I've not used Canon before and thinking I won't be in the future. I see the reviews overall are great, so hoping this is an isolated case, but I'll be going back to other printer manufacturers.
Spends a lot of time 'warming up', wastes a lot of ink
M. Rees, Amazon
3 December 2012
Summary: ********UPDATE 8/22/13*********** This multifunction is now primarily a scanner for me. I simply got sick of replacing all of the ink cartridges (yes, all of them) every quarter. That's over $300 worth of ink a year !!! No thanks - bought a Brother laser printer. ********************************* FWIW, my iOS devices and all manner of Mac OS and Windows devices connect easily to this printer. Scanning works fine, and the printer has yet to fail. Seems to be made well.
Summary: This is the third Canon printer in the PIXMA line I've owned. Printing is comparable to past versions; however, be aware of some changes. First this printer is NOT energy star compliant, in other words, unless you set the machine to TURN OFF completely (manually or automatically), it will stay on. How is this possible in today's energy conscience world? Obviously if you turn it off, you must press the ON button to turn it back on.
Summary: I purchased this printer to replace an HP that had stopped printing on disc, though it still worked on paper. HP no longer seems to make a CD inkjet printer, this was about the only option out there. As a text printer, this is fine (as is just about everything else made these days). However, printing on disc with this unit is rather convoluted. First off, you have to use Canon's software, which is neither simple, nor elegantly designed.
Huge ink drain, ALL PRINT FUNCTIONS ARE DISABLED WHEN EVEN ONE INK CART IS EMPTY
T. Clarke, Amazon
4 July 2012
Summary: First, I will start by saying that this printer, when functional, prints beautiful photos and other color images. It also sets up relatively simply, if a bit slow due to all of the lengthy installs and setup processes. Currently, those are my only positive comments. This printer drains ink like mad. Others have mentioned repeated 'clean cycles', I can't speak to that since I have it in another room and don't monitor it's every movement.
Summary: This is the MOST DIFFICULT printer to set up for wireless printing and it DOES NOT come with a cord so it has to be set up to use WIFI ONLY (MY PRINTER WILL NOT PRINT WHEN THE USB CORD IS PLUGGED IN, EVER!!!!). I am very computer savvy and this was the biggest pain I have ever had. I am using a mac and i could not get the disk to work to set it up. The directions... HA might as well not be any in the box!!!!
Summary: I had a Canon Pixma iP5000 printer for several years that I loved. It died, so I decided I wanted to replace it with another Canon product. Sorry I made the choice that I did. The Pixma iP4920 does a great job of printing, BUT: 1- It takes several minutes to warm up. 2- When not actively in use, it shuts itself off so that if you want to print again, you have to wait for that several minute warm up again.
Summary: My Canon Pixma IP4300 packed it in after almost 5 years of service. A great printer with flexible feed options. This was replaced with Pixma IP4920. What a disappointment! Issues are: 1. smaller ink tanks than the IP4300 2. Ink tanks are black so the user has no idea of how much ink is left when the printer reports that the cartridge is empty. The IP4300 tanks are transparent and allows for the full usage of the remaining ink. 3.