Canon PIXMA iP4700

Canon PIXMA iP4700 is a Premium Inkjet Photo Printer features Incredible 9600 x 2400 color dpi for the best in photo lab printing, Print amazing 4 x 6 inch borderless photos in approx. 20 seconds, Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing, 2-Way Paper Feeding, 5 Individual Ink Tanks, Auto Sheet Feeder, Paper Output Tray Sensor, PictBridge, and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection. The Canon PIXMA iP4700 measures 17.0″(W) x11.7″(D) x 6.0″(H) and weighs 12.4 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Canon PIXMA iP4700 Reviews

Pcadvisor reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4700 and writes;
“The Canon Pixma IP4700 really impressed us. It is a good quality inkjet printer that produces excellent results in a short amount of time. We also liked the fact that it was exceptionally quiet. If excellent prints are what you need and you aren’t in the market for either copying or scanning features, this is the ideal printer.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Expertreviews reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4700 and writes;
“Print quality is excellent, with solid, sharp black text at standard quality. Our mono text document printed at 7.8ppm. Draft text prints emerged at a reasonably fast 9.8ppm and were clear and sharp enough for day-to-day use, although lettering was a little thin. Our mixed-colour business documents looked great, with solid blocks of colour, sharp detail and smooth shading. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4700 and writes;
“The Canon Pixma iP4700 is a good quality, general-purpose inkjet printer with a penchant for photo printing. It’s quick, cheap to run and has useful extra features like a duplexer and CD/DVD direct print. Black text print wasn’t the best we’ve seen from a Canon machine, but is still perfectly adequate for day-to-day print tasks.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pcpro reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4700 and writes;
“Quality was every bit as impressive as previously, with the pigmented black ink producing gloriously thick and bold text. That tank won’t be touched when you print photos, and the remaining dye-based black and colours make for sharp, detailed images. Colours were vibrant but not overly saturated, and our monochrome photo was flawlessly neutral – a feat many home inkjets can’t manage.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Techradar reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4700 and writes;
“Dual input trays save swapping between plain paper and photo paper, the CD/DVD printing tray works really well, auto duplexing is a tree-hugging bonus, print speeds are positively racy and quality is immaculate for both document printing and photo output.”
Rating: ★★★★★

PCWorld reviews the Canon PIXMA iP4700 and writes;
“Performance is good. The speed in our tests was reasonable: 7.4 pages per minute for text, 3.3 ppm overall with a variety of graphics, and 1.4 ppm printing photos.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆


Canon PIXMA iP4700 Brochure & User Guide

- Canon PIXMA iP4700 User Guide for Windows
- Canon PIXMA iP4700 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon PIXMA iP4700 Features

For those who want superior photo quality and built-in Auto Duplex Printing at home, your single function printer has arrived. The PIXMA iP4700 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer possesses the high-quality, performance and style needed for your varied home printing needs.

Incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi1 with a minimum color droplet size of 1pl and a 5 individual ink tank system sets the stage for beautiful borderless2 photos up to 8.5″ x 11″, web pages or documents all with amazing quality. The ChromaLife100+ system enables your photos to last up to 300 years3 when using select genuine Canon ink and paper and stored in an archival-quality photo album. Printing and automatically correcting your photos has never been easier thanks to the new Auto Photo Fix II feature within the popular Easy-PhotoPrint EX4 software.

If that wasn’t enough versatility, you can also enjoy 2-Way Paper Feeding and computer-free photo printing with a PictBridge connection. So, you can print photos directly from your compatible digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone.

Speed & Quality
Superior Resolution: Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi firing with a minimum color droplet size of 1pl. Benefit? Incredible quality and detail in your borderless photos, web pages and business documents.

High Performance Individual Ink System: This 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink, producing exceptional photos and crisp, laser-quality text. So, you only replace the color ink tank that runs out.

Fast 4″ x 6”: Print a beautiful, borderless 4″ x 6″ photo in approx. 20 seconds6!

ChromaLife100+: This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon photo papers and inks for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.

Ease of Use
Keep It Green: Built-in 2-sided printing can cut your paper usage by up to 50%, helping the environment.

Auto Photo Fix II: This built-in technology automatically categorizes your images into one of five types – Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery – then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction. So, unexposed areas of the photo will be optimized, area by area and faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with correct color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.

Beautiful & Borderless: Print photo lab quality from 4” x 6” up to 8.5” x 11.”

2 Way Paper Feeding: To add to your printing options, this feature lets you load paper from the front cassette or rear tray so whenever your photo lab or work station is open, you’re ready for superior quality printing!

PictBridge: Don’t feel like using a computer? No problem. Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your compatible digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone.

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Plug the cable into your computer for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.

What’s in the Box?
# PIXMA iP4700 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer
# Document Kit: Cross Sell Sheet, Getting Started, Important Information Sheet, Safety Environment Information, Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM, Warranty Card
# Ink Tanks: PGI-220 Pigment Black, CLI-221 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black)
# Power Cord
# Print Head
# Sample Media (4″ x 6″ /5 sheets)

1. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.

2. 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.

3. 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 for additional details.

4. Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or Windows XP only. Not included on installation CD. Requires Internet connection during installation.

5. Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.

6. 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 for additional information.

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Comment by Paul Subscribed to comments via email
2010-10-01 21:47:12

An open letter to CANON:

Congratulations CANON. You have managed to raise my ire to stratospheric heights by complicating beyond complicated the process of printing which does not, and should not ever need to complicated … especially if you are a company interested in developing a wider penetration and greater printer sales volume than any of your competitors.
Why? Because, you, for some inane reason, have decided that only those persons with degrees in the IT field or computer design should be worthy of purchasing a CANON printer ……. in my unfortunate case, an iP4700 series inkjet which I purchased to replace my ailing HP 932C.
God forgive me for ever having been taken in by the advertising hype and hope that CANON could measure up to, if not surpass, the printing prowess of my old HP product.
You see, I had vowed that I would never again purchase HP because of their (perceived) lax attitude toward after market service and the fact that their price for an extra large tank of tri color ink pretty much killed a 100 dollar bill.
Yes, it made perfect sense that if there was no magenta … and lots of cyan and yellow in the HP tank, I shouldn’t have to go out and blow the best part of a hundred bucks to be abused again. There was CANON … with separate ink tanks feeding a printer that purports the ability to print photos, among many other things, in vibrant, full color. Oh, yeah?
I have not been able to experience any of the CANON hype. In fact, because of the abominable setup directions and accompanying software that came with this (now) white elephant, I’ve never been able to get past a rudimentary ability to print a few lines from a website that don’t begin to look like anything I ever got from my old HP 9932C, right out of the box.
As a static art piece, your iP4700 “printer” is second to none. Functionality is just not one of its attributes.”Ease of use” is/was apparent only to the ego-centric Asian gentleman who engineered the design of this CANON printer
And before you even remotely intimate that, perhaps, I am an illiterate or, certainly at least a luddite, when it comes to computers and their peripherals, let me explain that I’ve owned one from the days when Billy Gates was touting Windows 3.1 as the greatest thing since sliced bread. I’ve formatted hard drives and re-installed various evolutions of Windows too many times. I had no major difficulties with either of my two previous HP printers.
I had great expectations when I purchased my beautiful, new CANON iP4700 printer. So far none of those expectations have been realized, nor do I believe I will ever experience the vibrant colors and versatility touted in all of CANON’s advertising.
At this stage in my experience with your printer, I am in a quandary. Should I attempt to sell my brand new CANON printer on one of the online sites or keep it, in the hope that CANON will acquiesce to those consumers who don’t relate to their diabolical, overly inflated, abstract directions for use, as contained in the manual that accompanies the iP4700 or, should I simply contact HP and apologize for not having purchased my replacement from them … while, in the interest of preventing others from experiencing the same negativity I have encountered with your product, go on line to those sites that take interest in such things, and explain my frustrations in trying to run your product to its full (advertised) capabilities?
Please advise as I am thoroughly disappointed with your printer’s (inherent) inability to deliver as promised … which must be attributed to the poor (illogical) setup directions and software that leaves much while, at the same time, providing an abundance of superfluous information that adds nothing.
I just want it to do what I want, when I want, and without having to fiddle for an hour to set it up … surely, you must have heard of the “KISS” principle?


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