Ink Jet Printer - how good is it?

  Chas49 15:42 05 Feb 2009

I am thinking of buying a Canon Pixma 4500 - if anyone already has one of these could he/she please comment on it's performance? Running costs etc. CISS can be used? Reliability. Very important that for it is replacing a 7 year old Brother Laser HL1230 which has given very good, economic service.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:44 05 Feb 2009 here

Some reviews to here


  Chas49 15:46 05 Feb 2009

Blimey Gandalf - that was quick! Thanks

  malgall 20:45 05 Feb 2009

i have a canon 4500 which replaced my epson r300
and would very happy with my canon

  Chas49 22:07 05 Feb 2009


Thanks, I have seen the reviews and they are very good. Even so I much prefer the views of someone who has used one for some time.

  beeuuem 00:42 06 Feb 2009

I have been using a Pixma IP4500 for over 12 months. There was a problem with faulty cartridge chips although Canon will replace these free of charge.
I use a CISS from click here
Apart from the hiccup with the cartridges it has given no trouble, gives good quality standard prints and photos at reasonable speed and the duplex and disk printing options can be useful if needed.

  Chas49 09:56 06 Feb 2009


Thanks for your reply - most reassuring. I'll go ahead and get one.

Thanks to all for the links - very useful.

  brindly 13:39 06 Feb 2009

It is not the cost of the printer but the cost of the inks.Check before you buy.

  johnem 13:43 06 Feb 2009

You could also consider the Canon IP4600 printer. I have not used one but from the various reviews am considering repalcing my IP4300 with the IP4600.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 14:35 06 Feb 2009

Cost of ink is irrelevant if you use a CISS system.


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