Summary: This printer is not a good one for color photographs. The colors are weak and faded looking. At the same time I bought this printer I bought a cheaper priced Hewlett Packard Deskjet 2512 All-in-One CX028A. I printed out a copy of a butterfly closeup on each printer. The HP printer printed out a superior photograph. The Canon's photo was a disappointment. On the bright side the Canon scans fairly well and it makes OK copies. The media card reader works well too.
Summary: We bought this on a "Deal of the Day" as a backup for our HP. It worked fine for the first year (or one Black Ink cartridge), wireless with Macs. Then it started having a problem grabbing the next sheet and displaying a "No Paper" error. It will print IF the paper is pushed in and jiggled a bit. At $69.99 it was an OK deal - I just should have bought another printer rather than replacing the cartridge.
Summary: I did a lot of research before getting a new printer and decided between this one and the HP Deskjet 3510. I should've gone with that one, but I had an HP printer before and wanted something different. The printer took some time to set up and get linked with the wireless. In about a month, the wireless feature went out. No matter how hard we tried to fix it, it just didn't work and hasn't worked since then. I probably should've called customer service but I was lazy.
Must NOT be a wise choice for student and heavy user
27 February 2012
Summary: I have used this machine for more than one month, and came to an important conclusion that this machine itself is a pretty decent one, but in the long run this printer will cost you lots of money for alternating the inks, which are relatively more costly than other brand inks. This machine uses inks incredibly a lot, and this means that you have to alternate this expensive ink cartridge quite often, and you need to spend a lot of money for maintaining this machine.