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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“the best”

Written on: 20/04/2014 by Jayleny423 (1 review written)

tried the rest now got the best… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“WORST SOFTWARE EVER”

Written on: 25/08/2013 by winniethedutch (1 review written)

Maybe the printer is technically okay but the software is the worst I have ever seen. Unless you like to get veryr, very frustrated, don't buy this disaster… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Worst Printer ever!!!! Beware.”

Written on: 10/07/2013 by review_California (1 review written)

Canon MG5200 series printer. This printer prints accurately, it looks nice, it has a nice display, and you can even print and scan wirelessly. By now it must seem like a great printer. BEWARE!!! This printer goes through ink like no other printer on this earth. I've had it for about 3 years now and I rarely print anything. Maybe once a month I print 5-10 pages, maybe. This thing runs out of ink probably 4 times per year. And just now I try to scan something and it WILL NOT allow me to scan… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Overall good”

Written on: 06/04/2013 by WilliamMouritsen (6 reviews written)

I got the Canon PIXMA because I needed both a new printer and a scanner for school. The printer takes a few seconds to warm up when you begin using it and shakes my desk as it warms up and prints. It's a fairly quick printer, so the few seconds of desk-quake are bearable. Lines print crisply and the color comes out almost exactly as it should every time. I did my senior year of high school online and had to print out tests every week to mail in, but only had to replace my ink cartridges once or… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“CONSTANTLY sucking away ink with needless printing cycles!”

Written on: 21/02/2013 by wiskey_lunch (3 reviews written)

I've really had it with this printer! It runs a cleaning cycle after EVERY print job if you wait more than 1:30 minutes. This is outrageous! I have an MG5200 series... Canon made the ink cartridges SMALLER and they intentionally programmed in constant cleaning cycles!!… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Total piece. Not worth a shiny dime”

Written on: 02/02/2013 by Barnicus (1 review written)

I'll start that to its credit It prints good photos, colors are nice and bright, not blurred. But after only several uses it became cumbersomly slow, then it plain out broke. The rollers that load the paper went out, now it's useless. Plus it takes a Martian day to prep itself for the work it can't do ( lots internal noises and such). Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy, unless he had to print something defamatory about me; because it wouldn't get printed… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Canon Pixma MG5200 is a great printer”

Written on: 14/12/2012 by itpro (1 review written)

I've had this printer for a year. It works great, does really nice photos. I have been buying complete sets of ink cartridges (5) for $7 on ebay. I think it's great that you only have to replace the ink that is empty, that and the low cost of ink is why I bought this printer. It was a snap to set up wireless. I have it in my upstairs office but print to it from all over the house. Good maintenance functions for cleaning the print heads and feed rollers. I have 3 HP printers which all use… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“MG5250 AVOID !!!!”

Written on: 26/11/2012 by frenchie16 (1 review written)

This was an upgrade on my previous Canon printer. I have had it for just one day and I am so disappointed. I liked the overall look and features, particularly the wireless capability and the fact it had the 2 paper feeds. Easy enough to set up, but when it came to actually printing it was a nightmare. It takes a long tome for the printer to process a document sent wirelessly, the the actual printing itself is really slow, to the point it only partially prints the page then ejects the paper as… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Broken in 6months”

Written on: 23/08/2012

The printer looks nice externally and the interface is useful when setting up wireless printing, but both paper feeds (bottom and top) stopped working within six months of receiving the printer. For the last six months I have been hand feeding every piece of paper through the printer because I unfortunately sold my previous printer and don't have money to buy a new one. Lastly, the printer leaves random blank spots as if the ink jet is partially clogged. When I tried to return the printer, I… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Uses a LOT of ink, & SLOW!!!”

Written on: 03/08/2012

I would NOT recommend this printer to anyone! everytime I turn it on it has to clean the ink cartage heads ( a total waste of ink!)sometimes taking 5 minutes to print a sheet!( I timed it!),..because of this cleaning it does ALL the time! I have had 2 HP Printers before this THING!,..And I'm going back to HP Printer,..It's faster,..and uses a LOT LESS INK!!! The Canon REFUSED (all the Time,..what place to feed the paper from (Tray or Rear) I tryied to uninstall sofeware & reload,...that… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Good for the price - wireless slightly buggy on occasion”

Written on: 12/12/2011

We bought this for home use a few months ago. We've done quite a lot of colour printing on this, including a set of party invites & 20+ A4 sheets of photos, and only the one colour (cyan) we happened to use most has run out, so I think this is pretty reasonable. I'm surprised at other reviews saying that this printer is slow to print, once it starts printing it takes about 2 secs to print a page, which I think is pretty fast. The printer has a cassette for feeding plain A4 paper, so you do… Read Full Review

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Synopsys's Comment

Written on: 16/10/2013

Have had this printer for over 2 years now and very satisfied. Wanted individual ink cartridges and the good thing about this Canon is if one of the cartridges is out of ink, it will stil print compared to other printers, when one cartridge is out of ink, it won't print at all until you replace the missing ink cartridge. Don't understand all the bad reviews this printer had. Wanted this articular one because, as my Epson did, could print on CDs and DVDs.Does the job real fine. Easy to program on a wireless network. Does recto-verso by itself, realy great. May not be the fastest printer on the market, but for the price and its all in one features, scan included, it is a great buy. Needs a delicate touch because the trays are very cheap plastic. No worse than a Brother I bought and returned the day after. Was so loud I thought I was scrubbing cement instead of printing. Overall a great printer and at an offording price, well under 100$.

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“Like others all the features looked great, exactly...”

Written on: 09/03/2011

Like others all the features looked great, exactly what we wanted, big separate black ink and smaller colour inks for those few times we want colour. Printing a single pages takes ages, even though we have not selected to print in colour the colour inks are all but empty. Even after ensuring the defaulting settings was in grey scale, still the colours are being used. the wireless printing is good, the use of the colour inks indiscriminately and the ridiculous amount of time to print a single… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 13/06/2011

Exactly how I feel.

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“My family and I bought this printer, because our...”

Written on: 09/03/2011

My family and I bought this printer, because our previous one was getting too expensive to replace all the cartridges. The Canon MG2500 had cheaper ink, and it was also wireless, which was great because we have a laptop and a monitor. It worked alright I suppose at first, but now the printing quality is terrible. It prints horizontal stripes though all of our photos, the ink colours don't show up the same as on the computer, and sometimes it just won't print things. The wireless connection is… Read Full Review

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“We have two Macs and a LAN through an Airport...”

Written on: 20/01/2011

We have two Macs and a LAN through an Airport Extreme.Although we're not "techies" we have always been able to do things fairly easily with this system. But It is now two and a half hours since we started to set up the MG 5200. The printer shows it is on the LAN, and one computer can print to it. The other doesn't find it (although it is still connected fine to the airport). We have been through every suggestion in the manual. It's incredibly unintuitive to set this thing up (by Mac… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/07/2011

you have to load the operating software on each pc and its ok

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Canon PIXMA MG5200

“The make, presentation and description seemed to make...”

Written on: 28/12/2010 by tinyred (1 review written)

The make, presentation and description seemed to make this an ideal printer. However, upon usage within a few weeks, I noticed two big negatives. First of all, the length of time it takes to print a single document is ridiculous. I have never waited so long for a piece of paper to come out from the printer. A few times the document I printed had bad quality, even though on other printers and the previews it printed perfectly - for example on a table, the lines were not straight and they were… Read Full Review

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