Canon PIXMA iP4200 Review

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curlywatts's review of Canon PIXMA iP4200

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“The CD printing on the Canon Pixma iP4200 inkjet...”

Written on: 25/12/2005 by curlywatts (2 reviews written)

Good Points
CD printing
Two paper feeds

Bad Points
Pink tint on Black & White Photo's
No USB cable

General Comments
The CD printing on the Canon Pixma iP4200 inkjet printer is a good feature, and also the two paper feeds, but I found when printing Black & White photo's that there is a slight pink tint.



My son has an IP4000, and I tried to get one too, but it has been replaced by the IP4200. Thinking they were much the same I bought one, only to find that when I need to replace the ink, it will cost me £50 (no compatible available).



I moved from Epson because they are taking manufactures to court for making compatible ink.



People would prefer to buy originals if they were a reasonable price, but I feel we are being fleeced by these companies.

Where do these firms get off?

If I buy a car I don't want to be told which petrol station to use.

  • Value For Money

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  • Less than a Week

    Time Inkjet Printer Owned

  • Good

    Ink Consumption

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Surfcrazedscot's Response to curlywatts's Review

Written on: 01/02/2006

Firstly, it would cost £50 to replace the ink if you had to replace all 5 tanks at once - which is unlikely. The individual tanks cost around £10 each so this is actually more economical because you only buy the colour you need rather than throwing away perfectly good ink as you would do if it was an all-in-one tank.
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<br>Secondly, this is supposed to be a review of the Canon Pixma iP4200 and not a rant about the cost/availability of ink in general. If you wish to comment on this subject there are plenty forums on which to do so. People read reviews for information before buying a particular product. This review was pointless and unfair.

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Coffeenapples's Response to curlywatts's Review

Written on: 03/03/2006

Actually, I find comments about ink usage useful! It will suffice to say in your review how many pages of text you get from a black tank, what the brand cartridge costs and whether or not there are alternative cartridges. (you have to leave it to other consumers to decide if this is a problem for them!!!!)

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Curlywatts's Response to curlywatts's Review

Written on: 01/02/2006

Yes I take your point that individual tanks should be more economical that one shared colour tank.
<br>Up to a point I see your point about ranting, but the printer cannot run with out ink and therefore running costs are an important part of the review.
<br>Whether the tanks run out together or one at a time makes no difference to having to replace them at £10 each compared with 99p each (compatible) for the IP 4000.

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