Summary: This printer was super easy to set up and get going. We mostly print wirelessly - which is why we bought it (to replace our wired printer), but when I went to scan in some photos, it was VERY difficult. You have to use the USB cable and the software they use for saving the images is very clunky. It took a long time to scan pictures and I couldn't quite figure out what was going on with the software. It kept scanning the picture twice. It was terrible.
Fine for casual printing, no good if you're trying to be specific
18 December 2012
Summary: This printer is easy to set up and use, and works well enough. I have an old PIXMA MG470 and it never gave me any problems, but I figured it was time to upgrade to a wireless printer. The problems begin with trying to get it to print exact colors. I print out photo blue lines to ink over in order to remove the blue when I scan it back in, and this printer refuses to print the correct color, making it much darker instead.
Summary: This printer replaces a somewhat old HP that had been a good performer for home use. I like Canon products and have had good luck with them so when this printer came out with a high rating I bought it. Print quality is good and the options available are very good. To have an all in one photo/copier/printer is great for home use. Ink cartridges are more reasonably priced than HP and have options for tank size/capacity which can save money.
Summary: . Lots to like about this printer. Well designed, loads of features. Keeping it fed is the problem. If it starts to feel like an expensive drug habit, see "8 ways to lower your ink costs" below. Or consider the Brother MFCJ870DW which cooperates with value-priced 3rd party inks. (Although its photo colors are not as good even with genuine Brother ink.) - - - Ink Cost: It Adds Up - - - This little $80 printer may cost you $1000 or more over a 5 year period.