I mainly print larger photos between A4 and A3 +, but all my office / writing stuff goes over it. With the original inks and the Canon photo paper PR-101 or its successor PR-201 one achieves such a high-quality print quality, which one does not seem to be able to distinguish from an 8-color printer. The colors are full with a very clean course, even black and white prints have a convincing presentation and good contrast. The printing costs by only four separate colors really keep within limits.
The only thing I miss, is the lack of CD printing, that would have been good for him. But I do not make a deduction because of the really low price. Incidentally, I use the Tetenal Spectra Jet Duo Print Paper with 130 grams as high-quality business paper, and for all other office supplies, the Canon "eats" almost every paper without problems. Although the iX4000 is not the top-of-the-line Canon printer, it's the most compelling photo and universal printer for me in all of its features.