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1.0 out of 5 stars Ink Economy is Horrendous, 2 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Canon Pixma IP 4950 Inkjet Colour Printer (Personal Computers)
The Title says it all so I'll keep the review short & sweet.

I love (well used to) Canon printers. I arrived at this model as my trusty IP4500 finally gave up. I use my printer regularly, print lot's of photo's & A4 size posters ect. The IP4500 would print on average 70 full sheets of A4 photo quality colour before I got a message saying 'inks are running low get ready to replace' and even then they'd go on for a good while before I eventually had to change them. The IP4950 printed just 20 A4 colour pages before given me the same warning! Absolutely horrendous.

The ink cartridges are much much smaller than anything Canon has produced before, even on the most economical settings it still eats ink like there's no tomorrow, giving you no choice but to purchase compatible inks.

Canon really needs to get it's act together. I find it hard to believe that this machine even went into production given Canons excellent track record. Why release a printer that produces the same quality as earlier models but with less than half capacity cartridges!

My advice avoid at all cost. I'll be returning mine for something much more sensible.

This must be the worst move Canon ever made!

edit:
Another really bad thing I've noticed is that when printing on photo paper, the first couple of prints will have black ink smudges on the first edges white border. It doesn't matter if you've not used the printer for a day or two or if you used it just an hour ago...everytime, the first couple of prints will have this black ink spill on the border. An absolute joke. AVOID

This must be the worst move Canon ever made!
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