... had this printer for years and it prints very good BUT there is a major problem with the driver ...
RD Cywinski, Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: I have had this printer for years and it prints very good BUT there is a major problem with the driver or firmware. If a print job is sent to the printer with the wrong paper (letter size paper in the cartridge and job sent as legal) the printer will fault after printing one page and you cannot clear the printer job from the printer memory.
Summary: I bought this in 2007, 3 years ago. Used it fine until recently. Gave me error message, "Download standby/connected." Lots of people getting this message and usually means the unit is trash. People are going with Brother instead. When it works, it is wonderful. However, $600 is too much to pay in Amazon. I got it for $200 at Staples. But skip this unit and try a Brother. A friend has one and its worked for almost 10 years with no problems.
Summary: Being a frequent Amazon shopper, I've learned to read the reviews before buying anything. Read between the lines too. So when this printer came up as a Lightning Deal for $175, I put one in my cart and did my research before checking out. What a deal! The toner cartridge alone is about $80, so I'm getting a network/USB printer, fax and scanner for <$100. Could life be any better? Scanning has no network support. No problem... USB connection requires Windows.
Summary: I have only had this unit for 1.5 years. Intermittently, there has been a strange error message (Download Connected/Download Standby), which Canon support says indicates a problem inside the printer that needs to be serviced. I have managed to get the problem fixed to date by unplugging and replugging the power cord, but it is unpredictable as to when it will be fixed. Could be minutes, could be hours.
Summary: Though highly reviewed for its attributes, this product comes out of the box with built-in ulcers for the hapless owner. The documentation seems to have been translated from japanese, with clumsy syntax and word usage. The setup CD offers the choice of network or USB, not allowing for the use of both in this device with a USB-only scanner.
Summary: we got this for a small office and were excited to have it on the network for our scanning and faxing needs, not until the package was opened and the users manual was downloaded did we find out that the machine does not support network scanning or faxing. now it is just a copier. that part works as it should, but it'disappointing that the rest does not suit our needs.