canon printer ratings, surprised about the low ratings

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been a canon printer guy for many years. attached is a PDF of the latest ratings.

was surprised canon is rated so low, mostly the mega tank line, but still surprised about the low ratings

wonder how some of the previous printers would have been rated, the PGI5/CLI8 printers or PGI220/CLI221 printers

comments ?

J

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• Active Printers: MX700(2007), MP980(2008), MX870(2010), PRO-100(2013)
• Stored Printers: IP4500, MX700, MX860, MX870, MP980
• Past Printers: MP830
• Method: German Durchstich Method
• Ink: Hobbicolors, then OCP, now ASPEN
• Misc: Squeeze bottles - so much easier than syringes
 

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IMHO those ratings are total rubbish. I can't comment on the Epson/HP models, that I know nothing about, but just seeing that two MG Canon models are better considered than a Maxify MB5120 says it all.. This is a bad joke, right ?..
 

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IMHO those ratings are total rubbish.
Totally agree, with @Artur5, because these rating are based on owners reviews, and you can take these feed backs with a grain of salt, I’ve had bad experiences with a few Canon printers, but that wasn’t the fault of the printers, it was me not having the patience to work with them properly..

But in saying that, most of the Newer lower models are rubbish.. And that includes the Mega tank printers..
 

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thought so, thx for the confirmation

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• Active Printers: MX700(2007), MP980(2008), MX870(2010), PRO-100(2013)
• Stored Printers: IP4500, MX700, MX860, MX870, MP980
• Past Printers: MP830
• Method: German Durchstich Method
• Ink: Hobbicolors, then OCP, now ASPEN
• Misc: Squeeze bottles - so much easier than syringes
 

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I think the plasticky build (relative to the price) of the megatank is what dragged their ratings through the mud rather than experienced problems with operating the device. In that regard the CLI22x printers would rate far higher than the megatanks.
 

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Not sure about that review site but many of the customer reviews you see on large sites like Amazon, Trustpilot etc are fake. Companies also offer incentives for good reviews. I was checking out on a website recently and had a pop up saying if I left them a 5* review on trustpilot I could claim a 10% discount! Trustpilot are aware but have taken no action. Amazon is not only crammed with fake reviews but also often have reviews on a product which don't even relate to that product.
 

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I also think the PGI-5/CLI-8 printers were some of the best for home use. They were high build quality and used transparent and easy to refill cartridges and with a resetter the chip was no problem.

The PGI-x20/CLI-x21 and PGI-x25/CLI-x26 generation printers were not the same high build quality but still much better than the PGI-x50/CLI-x51 and PGI-x70/CLI-x71 generations of printers. These were IMO clumsy. flimsy and noisy, I have had an MG 5550 which is of the PGI-x50/CLI-x51 generation and which I think is the worst Canon printer I have seen or used.
 

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I can understand those results. I finally wore out my vernerable MX870 and replaced it with a G7020. I am quite disappointed. The print quality is OK albeit slow, and there is no dye black. But the biggest issue is the user experience is terrible. There's not even a backlight on the miniscule LCD screen (I have to keep a flashlight beside the printer to read it even in normal room lighting), the output tray isn't a tray at all, just this spindly plastic bit that must be manually unfolded to prevent the pages from shooting out on the floor. Canon advertised "automatic duplex printing and ADF scanner" which seems deliberately misleading since the scanner is manual duplex, not automatic like the much older MX870. And it can't print at all from legacy machines running XP.

Bargain basement quality at premium pricing. I won't be buying another Canon again.
 

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agreed on the build quality of the older canon printers. the last of my old MP830s w the PGI5/CLI8 carts died and have been using a MX870 and MP980 for a few years now. both use the PGI220/CLI221s that are 50% opaque.

i had given away to a friend and was refilling an older MX700 that used the PGI5/CLI8s. it sat idle for 3 years and they person i gave it to was going to throw it out. i told them to drop it off and i'll see what i can do. ink carts were all dried up, so i put in new PGI5/CLI8s and got a perfect nozzle check even with the old print head

so i am now using this antique MX700 as my main printer, it is 16 years old and still going strong. uses the older PGI5/CLI8s, has ADF, no duplex, no WIFI, does have ethernet. the PGI5/CLI8s are larger and clear on both side, makes refilling easier.

got to believe it would have done well in the rankings

J

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• Active Printers: MX700(2007), MP980(2008), MX870(2010), PRO-100(2013)
• Stored Printers: IP4500, MX700, MX860, MX870, MP980
• Past Printers: MP830
• Method: German Durchstich Method
• Ink: Hobbicolors, then OCP, now ASPEN
• Misc: Squeeze bottles - so much easier than syringes
 
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