Conclusion: This is my 6th Canon printer and they are beginning to lose my confidence overall. As others have noted, this printer is the slowest to initiate printing that I have ever had. It just grinds, whirs and clunks for many minutes before beginning to print. And why did they ever go to a front-and-over paper handling mechanism? You know this will be more problematic than straight down-and-out handling. And it is.
Scanner is not as convenient as previous all in ones
Robert W. Lamparter, Amazon
28 June 2014
Summary: The scanner tray is slightly recessed so anything other than 8.5 x 11", (e.g. a newspaper article) has fuzzy edges because the edges of the scanner hold it slightly above the glass. The hinges are placed such that a wider article (again newspaper articles) can't be slid in between the hinges unlike my previous Canon printer.
Conclusion: I had a Canon Pixma printer previously that I loved. It stopped working suddenly after 5+ yrs of use. It printed excellent photos. I thought it would be great to have a wireless printer. It is great when it works. Unfortunately, as with a lot of wireless tech, the connection occasionally fails, but most of the time I have had no problem connecting. Have Mac and PC's connected. Scanning is pretty easy and pretty good quality. The printing is bad though.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy Setup, easy to use
Cons: Dull Tones & Colors, High Ink Consumption, unreliable
Conclusion: This printer is very slow to start printing. Scanned images are fuzzy and the colors are not the same brightness as the scanned image. Printed image comes out dull and the colors are not the same as the original image being printed. Don't waste your money on this printer!!!
Summary: Initially I thought this was ok. Only thing I liked was that the print quality was good. This printer takes a while to print, it "warms up" before printing and the longest I've timed it so far has been 4 minutes. Which sucks when you're in a rush. It sucks up ink like crazy! You can't scan wirelessly and now that I have had it a few months the wireless doesn't even work any more. I've reinstalled the program and done everything I can think of and still nothing.
Conclusion: If it were not for the excessive ink costs this would be a GREAT little all-in-one printer. My last 5 printers were all great Canon Printers that all used separate ink cartridges but this one will send you into bankruptcy. I've replaced all the cartridges faster than I ever did with any other printer. Other than that, wireless setup was easy and great. Quality is nice. I usually don't go for all in ones but this one works well with Photoshop.
Pros: all the great qualities pale with ink cost!
Cons: ink cost way too high!, again = it burns through ink and costs are high
Conclusion: Bottom line is Canon is ensuring their customers only can print on NORMAL or BEST (i.e.: use up lots of expensive Canon ink cartridges) quality. I can see DRAFT mode but it is greyed out on the slide bar when you try to chose it. I am using a 2012 Macbook Air. This drops the rating to a 2 star because printing in NORMAL mode only is ridiculous for home use. Fix this Canon!!!
Pros: Compact Design, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use
Cons: Slow Print Speed, High Ink Consumption, no draft mode
Summary: This printer has quite a bit of potential, but it leaves so much to be desired. First off, it is unbelievably slow. As in the slowest printer I've ever seen; almost comically slow. Print speed is fine, but it has to get ready to print each time, and it takes several minutes of obnoxious printer noises to get ready. What in the world is it doing? No idea. Print quality is great, but the main reason I bought it, direct CD/DVD printing, has a big problem.
Summary: The device is not a user-friendly product. I have had a number of problems figuring out how to specify the file destination of pictures I scan, and even yet I feel that am sort of going through the back door to make it happen. I had to get a grandson to help me figure out how to scan a multi-page document. The scanner is a very poor performer compared with two HP units I have used.
Conclusion: The concept of a multifunction printer is great. Unfortunately this model has some serious shortcomings. 1. It is noisy - prior to actually printing, it goes through a minute or so of clunking and grinding. Same after printing. 2. It is thirsty and goes through expensive ink cartridges quickly. 3. Had some paper jamming issues when using duplex feature - rectified the problem (maybe?) when I removed a foot long comb-shaped piece of foam that was along the lower rollers.
Pros: Easy Setup, Sharp Tones & Colors, easy to use
Cons: Slow Print Speed, Large Footprint, Heavy/Bulky, High Ink Consumption, unreliable, Flimsy Construction