6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
a sensible and economic choice,
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This review is from: Canon Pixma IP 4950 Inkjet Colour Printer (Personal Computers)
This was a replacement for an exisitng Canon PIXMA so I was already sold on the make and model range. Printing is good quality, colour photos come out well and the machine is reasonably quick. It is however a little noisy and sometimes seems to make lots of whirring and clacking noises before it does anything. the software provided is good and the maintenance options for cleaning and aligning print heads is easy to use. the ink tanks are separate so you only replace the colour you run out of, not a whole colour cartridge like some printers. Canon cartridges are expensive and i have been using compatibles for a while. however, i think it was the last lot of compatibles (a new brand off ebay!) that killed the old printer by blocking print nozzles (serves me right for being a total cheapskate). so using compatibles it's important to choose good ones.
this printer actually came with compatibles as opposed to canon cartridges. the print results are excellent and the replacement prices less than canon. as the printer vendor supplied these cartridges i assume using their compatibles in the future will be trouble free and not too expensive. certainly print quality is good.