|With the Canon iP4700, say goodbye to photo printing hassles. This inkjet photo printer facilitates high quality borderless printing due to the Auto Duplex Printing and 9600x2400 maximum color dpi1 with a minimum color droplet size of 1pl and a 5 individual ink tank system. According to the company, the ChromaLife100+ system of the Canon iP4700 enables your photos to last 300 years if genuine ink and paper is used. The Auto Photo Fix II feature in this Canon photo printer enables you to automatically correct your own photos. A PictBridge connection in this inkjet photo printer allows direct printing from a compatible camera. With the 5-color ink-system, this Canon photo printer prints photos with laser-quality text.|
|MPN||3742B002, 4960999637617, 4960999637617 3742B002|
|Printer Type||Digital Photo Printer|
|Family Line||Canon PIXMA|
|Black print speed up to||9.2 lpm|
|Max Resolution (BW)||600 x 600 dpi|
|Color print speed up to||8.1 lpm|
|Max Resolution (Color)||9600 x 2400 dpi|
|Extend Printer Technology||Inkjet|
|Interface||PictBridge, USB 2.0|
|Scanner Resolution||600 x 600 dpi|
Average review score based on 11 user reviews
I purchased the Canon PIXMA iP4700 as a replacement for an old Canon i860 printer that was on its last legs.
The PIXMA iP4700 printer is a low-cost printer with a lot of bang for the buck. Text quality is as advertised, very good but not perfect. As for photo printing, I feel that this printer delivers beautifully. Great color blending, crisp detail, and true color reproduction provide exceptional quality photos. The five ink cartridges all have electronic "chips" in them that control ink flow through the nozzle... call the cartridges "smart cartridges". The ink is a little pricey ($12 to $17 each depending on where you buy) but cheaper if you purchase them in a bundled set. When replacing the ink, I use only genuine (new) Canon ink cartridges. I find that the picture quality is better than using remanufactured, compatible or refilled cartridges.
Another plus that I like about this printer is that every day paper stock is held inside a cassette that keeps dust away from the paper - I'm comparing this printer to my old Canon i860, where all paper was held on a tray in the back of the printer and was exposed to dust and humidity. Also, unlike the i860 printer, the PIXMA iP4700 has full duplex printing capability - it will print on both sides of a sheet of paper in one pass. No more reversing page one to print page two on the other side.
Setting up the printer was easy. Auto print head calibration made things even easier. The iP4700 is relatively quiet and fairly quick at printing. Except when printing in duplex mode... the process of reversing the paper and then printing the other side of a page is sluggish at best. But for the low price, I have no complaints at all. The duplex mode works perfectly - that's the important part in my opinion.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the price, features and print quality of the Canon PIXMA iP4700 printer.
High dpi. The main reason I bought it. When using Canon Photo Glossy II paper it produces sometimes stunning results. Fast, quiet, compact and with the accompanying software is easy to maintain. It is also very reasonably priced.
The ink cartridges are expensive but if you shop around and buy in bulk it is possible to make them somewhat affordable. And if you are printing many photos the ink is constantly running out. If it sits for any length of time it is best to just run the cleaning program before you print a photo.
I like it and consider it one of my better purchases. But I purchase Canon products exclusively. Their a2e film camera hooked me some time ago. (and this printer is sleek if that matters to you)
Canon printers have two great features and that's why when my iP3000 died I bought the iP4700. The printer prints double sided! This feature isn't optional or an add on and it is automatic. The separate ink tanks are the best, as each color is used a cartridge is replaced. Great feature! It might be a little slow, but this printer is used at home and time isn't a big factor. The review I read said it was noisy. Booting it up takes a while and is loud, but the printing itself is quiet.
THIS PRINTER IS BETTER THAN ANY PHOTO PRINTER I EVER HAD. I WAS A BIT SCEPTICAL BECAUSE OF THE PRICE BEING SO LOW. FORM THE VERY FIRST PHOTO I WAS AMAZED. TAKE A PICTURE, DOWNLOAD TO COMPUTER AND PRINT. THE PHOTO PRINTS THE FIRST TIME PERFECTLY WITHOUT TOUCHUP. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PRINTER AND EASY TO SETUP. I DECIDED TO BUY BECAUSE OF GREAT REVIEWS AND HERE IS ANOTHER ONE.
At first this printer was great. 5 stars. Now that I have had it for a few years it is a one star. The color is either too blue ALL blue or today the photos were red. After running dozens of cleans and "by hand" head cleaning. The black STILL has a problem. Will never buy another Canon printer. This one was enough for me.