Summary: This printer looks impressive. Fit and finish is exactly what I expect from Canon. The list of features is impressive as well. I had high hopes of adding color to my home office that would cost less than my inkjet. Sadly that isn't the case. Not to mention other shortcomings that weren't immediately apparent when I bought this thing. I will try to address all the bad in ways that you can relate to. 1- "Spooling"...
Summary: After years of messing with inkjets and dot matrix printers and the ridiculous ink prices. Clogged print heads that use more ink to clean them. I finally got smart and went laser and haven't turned back! I am still on the starter toner they send with the printer and I have had this for a few years now. There is a firmware update for this on the Canon website which is tricky Waiting to put in the regular toner cartridges I ordered along with it is my only concern.
Summary: For the money, you can't beat it. I bought this printer to replace my ink-jet that kept on needing new cartridges because they would dry up between uses. The print coverage, even on the "trial cartridges" is good, and 6 months later I am still using them (I print very little, about 10-20 pages a month). The print quality is excellent as well.
Summary: One of the plastic clip broke inside the printer that secure one the the laser toner, making the device usable. The printer also never was able to reproduce color accurately, so color printing was not a huge loss. Otherwise a great all in one.
Summary: Put the machine in a separate room with the door open, the signal will not travel thru a wall. If there are multiple computers with the printer in the same room, signals don't connect. Even using a booster, things get complicated during configuration. The scan feature is configured manually, by choosing scan and then a remote setting and ok, not using the computer. When I am finished the copy button is pushed and we return to printing.
Summary: My husband purchased this all-in-one for me as I was looking for a laser printer for basic home use and crafting. The thing constantly gets locked up, goes into sleep mode and says that I am low on toner even after I have replaced the cartridges several times! They are not cheap! This has caused me more frustration than I can explain! UUGH! It locks up when I scan things and I have to keep canceling print jobs and turning the machine off and back on.