The Canon Pixma iP4700 Premium Ink Jet Printer has been on the market for over 7 years, and there are much newer printers out there that can do significantly more than the Canon iP4700 can – so why can you still find this printer for sale on the most popular shopping websites, and why is it still ranked as #3 on Amazon? In fact the only other printer that out ranks this on Amazon is another Canon – the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer. So what makes technology that is 7 years old still a bestseller?
There are 8 key areas this printer is rated on:
Ease of Setup
Ease of Use
Ink Cartridge Functions
In each of these categories, consumers have given the Pixma iP4700 a minimum of 4 stars and in most cases have given it a 5.5 star rating. The only place it did not get a high rating was on ink consumption. Now you also need to consider that only 2 reviews out of 70 gave it low marks.
The printer received high marks for print quality, which is due to the incredible 9600 x 2400 dpi color printing. DPI for the uninitiated is dots-per-inch. Wikipedia provides an excellent overview of DPI. Along with a high DPI plus microscopic droplets, your images will look stunning – comparable to what most photo labs can produce.
At that high DPI you would think that images would take a long time to print – not the case, you can print 4 x 6 inch borderless photos in around 20 seconds.
Those two features alone make purchasing the Canon Pixma iP4700 a “no brainer” – but consider that it can also print images as large as 8.5 x 11 inches and when you print using Canon photo paper, and Canon inkjet cartridges the ChomaLife100+ system will keep those photos looking new for up to 300 years!
Another feature that make this printer something you should seriously consider purchasing, especially since you can buy it for as little as $50.00 is that the printer has 5 individual ink tanks – so if you run out of magenta, you can either refill only the empty ink cartridge or purchase a new one.
While there are dozens of different type of photo color ink jet printers on the market, few remain in Amazon's Bestseller category especially when you consider the number of products that they carry.