Good Tractor printer
I turned the printer on about 20 minutes before I wanted to print a Google map to make sure the printer was warmed up. When you click print it starts to whirl. Then it stops; then it whirls again; then it stops; then it whirls again; I lost track of the number of tractor-like sounds it went through. After a long time it finally printed the map. What in the world is this printer doing to prepare for a simple print job? Possibly it is cleaning each individual jet/nozzle one at a time? It might be fast printing out multiple pictures, but it takes forever to print out the first one.
June 15, 2013
Top of the line
In less than a year, I went through two major brand printers. Both were examples of less than sterling quality! One would not print anything less than 8x10 photos, and the other would jam frequently and have the queue just stop. In researching this printer, I took into account the start-up time and the page set-up. This printer gives me the control I want before printing. Yes, this machine is on the noisy side, but it works flawlessly. Noise can be dealt with, breakdowns cannot. In the 6 weeks I have owned the MG5420, I have printed over 150 pictures and countless documents, letter and legal. Not one glitch. The pictures are crystal clear and the documents are dynamic. This is the best printer I have owned in 10 years. My other printers were like cinder blocks compared to this. Best printer for the money.
May 28, 2013
Slow and loud
This thing clunks and bounces around forever before finely printing a really nice photo. It is SO SLOW! Had I known you can drink a cup of coffee and eat a sandwich before this thing decides to finally print I would of passed on it. And if Canon can't handle the truth then It'll be the last Canon product I buy. I'm thinking this one is getting returned.
May 20, 2013
2 thumbs down
This is the worst printer I've ever owned. I loved my last canon printer and when it need replace I bought this one but much to my surprise its loud and it takes almost 5 min to stat to print! It has a boat load of options for printing but this to takes forever to set up EVERYTIME you want to print. I really hope I can get my money back and get something a bit more realistic. I will say once you get it to print it does have Canon quality prints but its so not worth the time it takes to get it to work.
May 4, 2013
Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Printer firmware update may be necessary for AirPrint function. Certain exceptions may apply. A PC running Windows XP or later or a Mac running OS 10.5.8 or later and USB cable required to perform firmware update. AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
Requires an Internet connection and Google account. Printer firmware update may be necessary for Google Cloud Print function. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply. A PC running Windows XP or later or A Mac running OS X v10.5.8 or later and USB cable required to perform firmware update.
Requires an Internet connection.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free on Google Play, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later, and Windows RT devices.
Envelopes and High Resolution Paper are NOT supported for borderless printing.
ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 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 details.
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 details.
"Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" and "MP4" movie files created by select Canon EOS, PowerShot and Vixia digital cameras and camcorders. Requires a PC, or Mac with Intel® processor and Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later for "MOV" files, or Canon ImageBrowser EX 1.0 or later for "MOV" or "MP4" files.
Easy-WebPrint EX requires Internet Explorer 7 or 8 for Windows, Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista SP2 (or later) or Windows 7, or Safari 4.0 - 5.0 for Mac OS X v10.5.8 - 10.6.x.
For network users, Auto Scan Mode is only available when scanning at a computer using MP Navigator EX software and selecting the 1-click feature then "save to PC".