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1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY THIS PRINTER!, August 1, 2012
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This review is from: Canon PIXMA iP4920 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer (5287B002) (Office Product)
This model of Canon printer is an ink hog, gives random errors, takes 3 or more minutes to prepare to print the first page, and uses an enormous amount of time & ink to do a Print Head Alignment. I am pro Canon - I have owned 2 previous Canon printers, 2 Canon scanners, and several Canon cameras. If you're looking for an inkjet printer, aim higher in the Canon product line and pay attention to the specs to determine how long the page print preparation time is before the first page begins to print. If it doesn't say, then either call the company and find out or go to a store and observe this first hand. This is more important than how many pages it can print per minute. Also, pay attention to the cost of ink cartridges. Cheap (in price) printers will get their money from you through ink purchases. I can already tell that this iP4920 won't last me as long as my iP4500 did (4 years, and the cost was the same). The iP4500 failed because my cats bounced off it once too many times. Want some cats? Seriously, look higher in the Canon product line for a better ink jet printer than the iP4920.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2012 8:21:46 PM PST
I purchased an ink cartridge chip resetter (http://www.amazon.com/CLI226-Resetter-CLI-226-PGI-225-Cartridges/dp/B0057QIBYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352866268&sr=8-1&keywords=ink+resetter) because I thought about doing refills at home for this printer's cartridges. I, too, watched the ink level go down down down even though I do mostly (>90%) black text printing. About four months ago, I reset all the cartridges in the printer back to "full/new" (the magenta, cyan and photo black were "empty" according to the monitor) and I also reset the text black and yellow even though they still "had ink". Since that time, I've been doing my usual printing PLUS a decent amount of photos. Guess what... those cartridges were not "empty" at all. They are still printing with no loss of color or fading. The ink levels are getting close to low again and I'll try resetting all of them a SECOND time and see how long they last until the colors actually run out. Just because the ink monitor says low/empty, I have found the case to be that they are not empty at all. Yet.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 6:01:29 PM PST
Redfordl says:
Dale, then what ink jet printer should i purchase that is economical on ink and has good -excellent pictures. Be it canon or epson?
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