Summary: We needed a less expensive alternative for church leaders to use in preparing materials to share in their various projects. Took me a little longer to set up than I expected because there is a plastic piece that goes on the back of the machine I couldn't figure out how to install from the directions. It turned out to be vital in holding the paper tray in place so it would stay shut. Once I got that figured out, it has worked well.
Summary: I brought this for my parents who don't have a computer or need a fax, they just wanted a copier. I set it up and they have been using it daily for several months and made at least a thousand copies. No problems, the imaging is good and the ink lasts (they changed the cartridge once). From that I can recommend it as a copy machine.
Summary: So far, so good. The quality of print output is very nice. The only kerfuffle I had was initializing the unit with my laptop -- because I am running Windows Vista 64-bit with 4Gig RAM. The disks that come with the unit are not compatible with 64-bit Vista. So, I went to Canon Customer Service. The guy there was quite proficient and very helpful. We found a download on the Canon site, but it wasn't a user-friendly download.
Summary: This unit was offered as a Lightning Deal for around $165 with free shipping. I'd been thinking of a laser printer after several years of messing about with various inexpensive inkjet printers, deciding that most of my printing needs are, indeed, satisfied by B&W. The fact that this unit has additional functionality was a bonus. Ordered it on a Monday; it arrived on Friday, speedy even with the free shipping.
Summary: I was looking for a multi-task machine and this has taken care of all my office needs. It looks good and works very well. However, the first one I received would not turn on but Amazon replaced it with no questions asked and the return and replacement was handled quickly and effortless. Although I need to take a course on 'technology for dummies', my son had no problem setting it up for me and I've been very happy with its performance.
Summary: The printing, copying, scanning, and faxing quality of this machine is unusually good for the price. I am repeatedly pleasantly surprised by the quality of output! Setup and networking was a breeze, both in Vista and XP Pro. Included software works well. Machine is noisier than my previous printer, but replaced several other machines, returning a lot of desktop real estate (horizontal, that is; the machine is taller than most).
Summary: This Canon printer works quite well - as do all Canon printers I've bought. The specifications are unclear about the "scan" function. While the unit will print directly as a network printer it will only scan to a directly attached (via USB) computer. That is somewhat limiting since we did not intend to locate the printer next to a computer. Setup was relatively easy if you can read and follow instructions.