Excerpt: The CD loads more than one model of the printer onto the computer, therefore when starting off you don't actually know which one to select from the drop-down box and only one works. Once the right one has been selected, during printing different items, the model in the drop-down changes all by itself so printing stops.
Excerpt: It's priced cheep for what it can do but the pull out flaps to catch the printed paper aren't long enough for A4 - that's really annoying, And it drops off the wi-fi connection a lot then you can't even print to it if you plug it in - you have to restart it - defeats the whole point of an air printer.
Summary: My old printer had served me well for many years, but it was getting old and rather unstable. So I decided to buy a new printer and I came across this one. I am student and don't need anything fancy just a printer able to print articles and my papers. The set up might have been easier, but it was nothing impossible. However the annoyance started shortly after. After a few weeks my new printer informed me that it was nearly out of ink.
Excerpt: When I was using the CD to set up it got stuck at 85 %, I even tried it on another PC and the same thing happened, so I had to use the online downloads to get it set up and now it works wireless, but not really a good start.
Excerpt: speedy, duplex/single printing, came with a USB cable, 2 cartridges. One flaw - try printing a coloured page in black and white. Grayscale is the only other option but small print states that when using grayscale the colour cartridge will still be used. Tried it and it came out half colour half black.
Summary: After having my last Canon printer for so many years and it working without a hitch, I decided to put my faith in Canon again and treat myself to a modern replacement. I previously had the MP540 and wish I'd just stuck with it or chosen a different brand now. The software for this printer is bloated and, after installing it and seeing their widget/menu cluttering my desktop, I was immediately uninstalling it. As other reviewers have said, it's not truly wireless either.
Summary: This printer works brilliantly on the wifi network. It's very easy to use if you have the disk to set it up on a new wireless network. The print quality for a budget printer is quite good. The main problem is how quickly the printer goes through black ink! If i'd of known how much ink it would of used I wouldn't have purchased this printer!!!