07-30-2014 12:03 PM
I hope some folks (and Canon) find this message helpful.
I recently was forced to purchase a new printer because my 9+ year old iP4100 died. Having had very good experience with Canon products (both the hardware and accompanying software), I ended up with another Canon product. I did look at other printers / multifunction but they had either problematic web reports or not the features I wanted. I do place a lot of my decision on Amazon feedback, only because of the shear numbers of comments.
Anyway I decided upon a MG7120 printer (in white) and like it very much but it is not my perfect printer. My issues with this printer are:
My usage, and typical of everyone I talk to is:
In the 9 or so years I had the ip4200 printer I printed maybe 10 photos. My local Costco is only a few miles down the road and I can get photos printed by them at $0.17 each!
BTW I am not an IT guy but am very technical and was lucky enough to find the installation fairly easy.
My experience with the first weeks of my new Canon.
I connected it via a wired LAN. I chose this thinking printing would be faster from my desktop that is also wired.
At this point everything worked great. We could print from either computer, Scan from the computer or scan from the printer, a really great feature from my wife who keeps her laptop upstairs.
The manual seems to be complete, however the manual is HTML based with links for each of the functions. This is great if you are looking for something specific, however for those of us who persue through the manual looking for functions / capabilities we weren't aware of, a PDF version would be helpful.
I hope this helps other (and maybe Canon listens).