Great Printer, Using the older cheap cartridges. Great for mass printing. Cheap replacement heads
Pros: Double sided (with manual flipping), uses cheap cartridges ($30 for 30 on ebay), Fair on ink, Fair quality
Cons: A little slow, Software not great, No scanner
If you are looking as this because of the cheap ink, then this review is for you. My MX726 broke and the head is way to much to replace. This printer uses the cheap carts, with also replacement head for around $30. I print 150 pages a week for study and quality is same as MX726. This printer saves me a buckload of cash and hence is so worth it. I don't think other people that buy this, buy it for the reason of cheap printing. Hopefully will last a year in my case. Brought a 2nd one to get me thru my degree.
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Printer Box More Useful Than Printer Itself
What fresh hell is this! This would have to be the worst printer I have ever owned, and sadly the third Canon printer I've used. The MG5460 was okay and lasted a few years but the MX920 was nowhere as good and went the way of the dodo a lot sooner, so I thought I'd give this iP7260 a go.
Also the fact that all the ones listed above used the same ink because I had a lot left over and all have direct CD printing. That being said, I have done everything to get a simple thing like WIFI connected to this printer and even after an hour on the p...hone with Canon Tech Support they couldn't get it working, and their the one's that make this rubbish? It's not just me having this problem as while searching online for help I found others having the same problem. If you're looking for a printer to use over WIFI stay away from this useless garbage and spend a bit more on something else, and I mean ANYTHING else as I can't imagine any other printer being as bad as this overpriced disaster. Gone are the days when printers used to last and work, like my HP5300. It lasted over 8 years and the only reason I didn't buy another was they stopped making them with Direct CD Printing. What a shame.
Very high quality printing on DVDs. Software is clunky to operate. Canon customer service is top s
Not many company's make DVD printers any more, I got this printer solely for the purpose of printing on DVDs. The print quality is very high on a DVD. I have DVD's professionally printed regularly by a media company and in comparison the quality from this printer is better. Printing on DVD's is easy enough and the Wifi function is easy to connect to and a great feature. Apple devices can connect to the printer also. Overall I am very happy with the printer. During setup I needed to contact Canon once and their service was excellent.
...There are a few points where the printer design and function could be better. *The DVD feeder regularly takes the DVD into the printer and then ejects the DVD without any print on it. I then put the DVD in again and it works. Not a big problem but I'm not sure why it happens. *One big draw back for me is Easy Photo Print, the Canon software for designing DVD covers and getting your photos ready to print. Easy Photo Print is included in the box or you can download from the Canon website. Easy Photo Print is a 2.5 out of 5 stars for me. It works but Canon have been at this game for decades now and the software looks much the same as Easy Photo Print from 20 years ago. The software is clunky to operate, and needs to be designed much better. It does work though. ** Make sure you go to the Canon website and download the latest drivers and updates.
Front feeder printer fails for printing photos
I bought this printer after my Canon Pixma iP6600D stopped printing photos after 11 years of excellent printing. It still prints A4 pages as required. I replaced the IP6600D with a front feeder Canon iP7260 as I had a project in progress which required me to print 1200 photos.
Setup was easy. Printing photos commenced after a lot of banging noise in the printer, but good photos. Problem was the front feeder pickup stopped picking up the photo paper after 500 photos. It was replaced under warranty and the replacement also stopped picking...
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Wonderful printer, does everything we need
Very happy with this printer. Love the built in wifi which means that the PCs and Macs (desktops and laptops) can print wherever they are. Another feature which can make a difference is the auto front tray opening. You can leave the front tray closed to save space, and it will swing down when printing. Maybe a little thing but thoughtful.
I don't do as much DVD printing as I used to but it works fine. Tip: if the latest DVD printing software is not right for you, search for "CD-LabelPrint 1.4.1" online. And if you want to change the print qua...
Happy with this printer!
Very happy with this printer and its capability. The price is reasonable for what it can do. The ink consumption is also not bad, better than we first expected it. Probably lacking slightly in printing on glossy paper but generally it's reliable and happy with the overall quality of it.
I've had no end of trouble with this piece of rubbish. I've never been able to use the wifi part of it and my laptop can't even pick up the printer itself half the time. On the rare occasion that I can get it to work it's so slow. I am going to have to ditch this waste of money and buy a new printer-one that actually works!
Has limitations but does what it says.
I am not really 'into' networking but using the software, my experience was akin to 'following the bouncing ball'. I hooked it up when told to using the USB cable and nothing other than good things happened after that. However, it is nothing like as functional a printer as some of the earlier models. My ip4800 died and it could print DVD labels (an essential for a video nut) and hold A4 paper in the bottom tray and envelopes in the back section. Not so with the ip7260. Printing envelopes is a hassle and disappointing. This is more a photo printer and a step back in design from earlier models, despite the WiFi ability which while convenient, ain't essential from my POV.
I have been using this printer for more than a year and find it first class. It works perfectly on WiFi. I have a desktop running Win 10, an Android tablet and an Android phone. Using the Canon Print Services app from Google Play with the tablet and the phone never gives me any problems. The photo print quality is outstanding as it can print a 1 picolitre droplet. I believe that this is a smaller droplet than similar competitive printers can print. I buy my inks on eBay for about a tenth of the price of "genuine" Canon inks since I found out t...hat the majority of ink cartridges are produced in one particular province in China. I have printed hundreds of photos on this printer using generic labelled inks and have never had any difficulty. I also print quite a lot of DVDs and until recently found that the interface for this printer was beautifully simple, just like previous Pixma printers. However, due to an error on my part, I had to do a clean install of the latest drivers from Canon and found that some idiot in Canon headquarters has now made the DVD printing method far more complex than before, introducing poorly designed templates and adding extra steps to the process. Canon were able to provide me with a workaround but it isn't really as good as the old way. Overall I have found the printer extremely relaible.
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Good print quality but poor design.
Was easy to install both to my Dell desktop PC through USB and my Dell Notebook through WiFi, It prints very well so far and once going is quick. Seems to take a few seconds to get going when first turned on. Don't like the paper tray arrangement both cumbersome to load and small capacity.Canon cartridges are expensive, full stop! I believe the IP7260 is more economical but time will tell. I had a Pixma IP5200R for several years, a beautifully built home office cycle inkjet printer both robust and well designed compared to the current crop of printers for the home office market. Come on Canon you can do a lot better, stick with your successful designs and you will win back a few disenchanted buyers of the IP7260, it could be a lot better.
Biggest piece of garbage I have ever bought..Frustrating to no end..
Go buy a Brother, Epsom, HP, anything but this piece of garbage.. Set up is a real pain as is the wi fi.. I have been trying most of the day without success.. I have deleted and reinstalled the drivers numerous times and still no success..I can get the drivers installed but try getting the WI-FI to work is a total pain.
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I have had it for about 6 months (with "had it" being the operative description).
Our family have been almost exclusively Canon users for ages, cameras, printers, scanners & other odds & sods.
I am more than normally ****ed off with this device because I have had such great service from all the Canon products I have had over decades. I have a fair list of rubbish products I have acquired but often I did not expect much from them in the first place and this crummy Canon printer has ruined my long held faith in their brand.
My faithful 10 y...
Worst printer ever
I purchased this printer 3 months ago and I'm ready to throw against wall. The amount of time it spends wasting ink and refreshing would triple the amount of printing done. It jams every second time I place the cd tray in.
I only use this printer for cds with most of the print being black with a little bit of color yet I've gone through more color ink replacements than black. This will be the last Canon product I will ever purchase. You're dead to me.
Drives me mad "refreshing"
I have always had Canon, but this one drives me mad when it "refreshes" itself at the most inopportune times. I find this frustrating & time consuming to the point I am about to purchase another printer even though I have not had it very long. Also the fact it doesn't have a "manual" feed location is ridiculous. An oversight when I originally researched & a pain for envelopes & labels.
Excellent Print Quality - Targetted to Home Advanced Users
This printer was exactly what I was looking for. Affordable quality printing for 4x6", 5x7", 8x10" home printing with wireless connectivity and relatively small form factor. I did not need any of the other multi-functionality in my printer [read scanner/fax/etc].
The installation instructions out of the box were intuitive and easy to follow. Ensure that you remove all the red/orange pieces of tape during the un-boxing to avoid damage moving parts once the unit is powered on.
The iP7260 is pretty quiet during operation, and in standard pr...int mode on A4 paper is very quick even printing colour. Occasionally the printer will have difficulty picking up glossy photo paper, ensure that you have a number of pages in the tray to avoid issues with printing and also flick the pages through your fingers to lower static cling. What amazed me was the high quality of prints using glossy photo paper. Even lower resolutions photos/images are producing nice results as 4x6" prints. I have been using the Krisp 250gsm Glossy Photo Paper available from Officeworks and getting really pleasing results across a variety of sizes. I'd recommend this printer.
This printer is excellent! Seriously cool tech!
I disagree with the reviewer who wrote that the designer of this printer's DVD / CD printing device was drunk ... this printer rocks! I've just been churning out a DVD job with a really nice label design ... I'm up to disc number 15 and it's going great. The setup was simple, the print quality is excellent, and the DVD label printer is great! Highly recommended.
Removed most important functions from previous generation iP4900
1) Now CD-printing can only be done in High-Quality. This means it's 3x slower to print on CD's. Previous generation had "Standard Quality" which is 99% identical in quality to High, and is printed 3x faster then useless "High" quality.
2) Insert CD tray into printer is a dreadful process. It's difficult, hard (need to use serious muscles), and you have to aim.
Whoever thought up of this design was drunk! You'll be dissapointed if you're buying this exclusively for CD/disc printing.
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