Product Type: Canon inkjet printers
Newest Review: ... beast alive. You may think you're getting a good deal, a cheap printer off a top brand like Canon. WRONG. It's not even worth however muc... more
Technology gets lethargic
Canon Pixma iP4300
Member Name: AverageJoseph
Canon Pixma iP4300
Advantages: Cheap, Easy Install, CD Tray
Disadvantages: Noisy, Slow, Not Economical, low quality
I can safely say that this printer is garbage.
Blatant problems are that from the word go the printer seems to struggle to realize there is paper in the tray and ink in the cartridges, but when it finally does it can still (somehow) struggle further. Prints can come out with unwanted colours on (even when cleaned), sometimes the printer can go through phases of absolute erratic behaviour such as skipping parts of pictures/photos, but it falters further still by doing the same with the simplest of prints, bog standard black & white text. I have checked the printer over and over, looked at help sections, websites and found MANY others who have had the same issues with this trash.
It does have a couple of upsides, it includes a nice CD tray that allows for printing directly onto paper topped CD-Roms. Thats pretty much all its got going for it though as it has many more flaws like how it rattles even the sturdiest of tables, it cleans itself more than it prints, accepts paper like a reluctant employee taking unpaid overtime, the ink cartridges mount up to being more expensive than the printer itself. Its true that the cleaning system can allow a brief spell of "average" prints, but eventually you'll find yourself doing this constantly in an attempt to keep this beast alive. You may think you're getting a good deal, a cheap printer off a top brand like Canon. WRONG. It's not even worth however much its going for. Don't be fooled by any awards or "features" that this thing is supposed to be brilliant at, because brilliant it is certainly not.
Summary: You Get What You Pay For
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