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My Canon Pixma 4200 had stopped working awhile back, color streaked but greyscale was ok. I took a chance and got alternative cartridges from Amazon -cheap- and they worked. My printer was back to life. I ran off about 70 81/2 x11s 50 5x7s 100 4x5 card stock, and then one day streaking began again. I put in a whole new set of 5 cartridges, color streaked. Registered as full but streaked in color. Cleaned it, deep cleaned it. to no avail. Plucked out the printer head (a new one was $100.00) and cleaned it. and again. Still color prints streaked.
Finally I bought the Canon IP 2702 on Amazon. Reviews were good. I Figured it'll cost me $40 to see. Smaller printer. Set up swift and finally color prints of my photos. Feeling calmer. Very very nice. But some photos appeared to lack the depth and fine detail of the previous printer. I kept a record. Only 25 81/2x11 color prints. I had ordered a color cartridge (another $20) for backup. Checking for available alternative cartridges on Amazon and elsewhere, the handwriting was on the wall.
Checking Epson, Hewlitt, And Canon Photo printers I settled on the Canon Pixma 4920. I liked some of the software features, print quality reviews and alternative inks were available, I think. Finally at a late night moment i hit the buy button. Amazon prime shipping has been a pleasure and it was again for this item. Set up requires focus but it was quick and smooth until I got to the insert CD and install. THERE WAS NO MAC INSTALL ICON! Puzzling and repeating. No install. SO. Here's a tip. I went to the Canon website and downloaded the drivers, online manual, and software, Adding an hour and 1/2 to set up time. But it all worked. Guess what. Canon knew that the CD install might be defective, recommended a way to see if it was the disk or your computer and if it was the disk to call them to replace. They did not advise downloading from their website ???? (from manual) I am very happy with this printer so far. High high quality photos. Detail and gradation that says Yes! I am having the winter pleasure of printing high quality photos again, and I have already used Canons software to print calendar cards to give out and mail out. Work and productivity is back. At the moment I highly recommend this printer. And with the 2702 as back up ...... Oh one more thing about buying printers at Amazon. They provide a link to all of the inks that will work with your printer. I find that very useful.
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2012 12:41:12 AM PDT
Maurice OZ says:
Hello Jeff. Since you have a previous experience with an ip4200, I was wondering if you could give me your opinion on the ink consumption of your newer ip4920 vs the ip4200. Would you say it is about the same? I have an ip4200 that for 5 years has served me very well and I am tempted to replace it with an ip4920 now that it is in need of a whole set of cartridges. I appreciate your comment. Thank you.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2012 6:23:03 PM PDT
I'd like to know this, also, as I'm about ready to buy this printer. Some say it guzzles ink which is troubling. I plan to use non oem cartridges so it might not be too critical. If you purchased this printer, any comments???
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 12:49:22 AM PST
Freedom Mann says:
I too have a Canon IP4200 and here's a great way to save money on ink.
Go to "eBay" and search on "Dell Nextlife" ink.
Not as cheap as the generics but way cheaper than Canon OEM, that and it's a NAME BRAND unlike the generics.
You can typically get a color cartridge for like two for five dollars; I've been using this ink for the last two years with great success.
Too bad it's not made anymore but there's still a lot of NOS still floating around.
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