Generation Green is Canon's environmental initiative. This program encompasses eligible Scanners, PIXMA Inkjet Printers and imageCLASS laser printers. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to learn about the environmentally-friendly approach that Canon is taking to design many of its current and future products and solutions; for example, possible cost savings through energy efficiency. The iP4700 has the following Generation Green characteristics:
Auto-Duplexing (2-sided Printing) - Using this feature can save up to 50% of your paper supply.
4 in 1, 2 in 1 Printing - This option allows users to place multiple pages on 1 page, saving up to 75% of your paper supply.
Individual Ink Tanks - The individual ink tanks may reduce the amount of wasted ink from cartridges as compared to a composite 4 color cartridge, by allowing users to replace individual color tanks rather than entire color cartridges.
ENERGY STAR - Qualified products are 25% more efficient than conventional models. By using less energy, these products reduce greenhouse gas emissions and saves energy as well as money.
RoHS Compliance - This is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product contains no cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).
Hardware Recycling Program - Canon is committed to the world community and the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. We want to work with our customers to help ensure appropriate recycling of products to help improve the environment and our local communities.
Refurbishing Program - The Canon U.S.A., Inc. refurbishing facility manages all waste stream processes for Canon products, so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage for Canon products, not third-party vendors.
Expensive to use
The quality of the printing is great but the amount of ink used and the cost is very prohibitive. Also, the larger of the black cartridges gets used up so fast I have several of the smaller black cartridges sitting on a shelf. What a waste.
So to sum it up. I like the quality of the prints but the cost is way beyond reasonable.
July 10, 2012
Printer will run (cleaning cycles?) for 10 minutes to print one page. An extreme ink hog. Quality of prints poor. Costly refills. Has chips in tanks to prevent manual refilling. I will never buy another Canon printer. I am so tired of getting shafted on printers.
February 1, 2012
awful photo prints
have tried many times to print photos...always come out too blue....have even tried adjusting colors...tried everything...no good, and the canon knowledge database is useless to help
November 28, 2011
Prints super high quality pix - at a ridiculously high price due to excessive ink usage from unreasonably small cartridges. Also: when I print using grayscale and fast settings, it uses up a ton of all of the color inks during the cleaning process.
August 1, 2011
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for additional information.
Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or Windows XP. Not included on installation CD. Requires Internet connection during installation.
Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
ISO/IEC 24734 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional information.