What a waste of time and money. I bought the printer, only because of the fact that there was a free game with it. Not knowing anything about computers or printers, I thought it was quite a good printer. I was wrong, the amount of paper that have been wasted by this printer is outstanding, enough to cover about 3 football pitches is my guess. This printer produces many miss printer, about 1 in 10, were the ink runs or the colour is rubbish. Apart from this, this printers is extremely expensive to run , a cartridge do not lasty that long and are very expensive, the colour cartridges can in some places be up to £30, and the black up to £15. This might not seem a lot to some people but it all adds up when you have to by about a 12 black cartrigdes a year and about 8 colour. It all adds up! But on a good point when the print is actually alright the qualtiy is actually quite good. And the print spped is as well. In my opinion stay away from this printer, it is not worth the hastle, the money or the time.
This printer is optimize for printing colour photographs. It comes bundled with loads of accessories such as the Photosuite II software, a sample of the Canon glossy paper for you to start your photoprinting experiments, and a low cost photo ink. The maximum resolution that you can get is 720x360dpi. Though the resolution is not very high the cost of printing photographs using this printer is definitely cheaper than most high resolution inkjet printers in the market. It comes with new technology that Canon claims will make the images look sharper and clearer. When used with special paper, the quality is amazing. The colours are bright and clear and the skin tones very lifelike. You can also turn this printer into a scanner capable of scanning up to 360dpi. All you need is an optional IS-22 scanner catridge and your printer is ready to scan photographs instead.
I've had one of these for about 2 years now and have found it to be a very reliable and easy to use printer. The quality of text is excellant, photos are not up to todays standards but it is 3 years old, colour text and basic graphics are very good. This has two ink tanks, black and a colour one so operating costs are not too bad. Replacement cartridges are no where near as dear as the equivilent Epson or HP printer. A good range of oem cartridges are also available which are cheaper still, black is about £2.50, colour about £4.50. The printer is easy to install and easy to use. Press the button and the paper loads first go and prints as you would expect. The quality of photo / graphic output is no where near the standards of todays 1200 dpi printers but it perform well on most everyday tasks. No longer made, be wary of second hand ones, the print head needs replacing after about 3 years, this is about £30. A brand new basic printer costs only £50 -60 so if you get one secondhand pay accordingly.
Have a BJC 4300 with the photo colour cartridge. It prints about 5 ppm black and about 3 ppm colour. The photo colour cartridge works incredible. prints as good as a poloroid on the glossy paper. the printer tends to be a bit hard on the ink though but not that bad. It does not leave blotches on the paper or bleed. I find it is an excellent value for my dollar and is very reliable. I never have paper jams or garbage come out of it. all options of the printer are controlled through windows in the printer icon from quality to type of paper, speeds, and anything else imaginable. i can use it for everything including envelopes and letterheads to resumes with a clear quick professional quiet print. the print tray holds up to 250 sheets and adjusts to the thickness of the paper automatically. a scanner cartridge is available for about £69.99 and the printer becomes a scanner instantly. It is also compact and takes up little space if you are cramped.
Well, I own two printers, this one and a HP printer. Each have both good and bad points but this one has probably got less going for it than the HP inkjet. On the plus side for this one are a number of things: Firstly, the printer itself is compact and easy to setup after purchase. Secondly, it is a good value printer for what it is able to do. The printouts can be of good quality if the settings are right so it is just ashame that is let down by some annoying niggles. There is a tendency for the paper feed not to feed the paper in straight and as such the print out is slightly angled on the paper which can prove to be very irritating as I have found no way of guaranteeing success. The second negative is the cost of running it. While all printers are reasonably cheap and easy to run, this one seems to suck up resources more than most. Nonetheless, a solid if not good printer.
Not in my opinion! When I first bought a PC I was prepared for all sorts of horrible technical things to go wrong with it, I was even convinced it would be DOA! after all I had religiously read every computer shopping magazine on the market so I was fully prepared for every eventuality! However my computer was absolutely fine and has run without a single hiccup ( hope that's not tempting fate!) for over two years now. This has not been the case with my printer! Canon is a big name, so you kind of expect quality! This particular model is awful though, it's badly designed - mine is continually full of dust which doesn't do the heads or print quality any favours, the paper tray is flimsy and has a habit of falling off and the ink cartridges are expensive. It's also slow, noisy and unattractive. I really can't think of anything I do like about it! Mine has been particularly temperamental and refuses to talk to my computer most of the time which isn't very helpful! I'm not alone either, my parents bought the same printer ( earlier model) and had exactely the same problems. Next time I shall stick with good old Hewlett Packard!