Summary: I purchased this item in June (4 months ago) and have printed approximately 500 pages of black and white traditional pages on it. Yesterday while attempting to print another one page document, I got a message saying there was an error and to retry or contact a service center. After retrying according to their instructions approximately 5 times I received the same error message. I contacted customer support and after five minutes they told me that
Summary: I use this printer for scanning, b&w printing, and a couple times I accidentally printed something in color.
For the most part this printer is good, both the scanning and the printing. My problem with this printer is that its similar to other Canon products in that it either lies about the ink usage, or it chooses to use color to create the b&w rather than simply use the black ink cartridge.
Summary: I purchased this printer just under 2 1/2 months ago. It did well and gave
sharp copies. I went to use it today, and it will not power up. I use
surge protection on my computer and peripherals, and with no external power
supply, I am left with an oversized paperweight.
Excerpt: absolute piece of garbage. it's been miserable. avoid at all costs. also - it will only print if both cartridges are full. that's dishonest. like i said, avoid this one like cooties. worse. the plague.
Excerpt: Dont buy this printer. The paper loading roller pulls on the corner of the sheet,pulling it to one side. If the paper was pulled in from the center of the sheet,it would be pulled in straight and evenly.
Excerpt: Bought this printer on the basis of everyone elses good reviews! I found it so irritating - it would take ages to print or scan once you sent something to it! After about two months the rollers that rolled the paper in broke so much to my delight I sent it back and am now going to buy a better one! I would recommend spending a bit more and buying a more sturdy, decent printer like the canon mp610.
Excerpt: Having had previous Canon printers, i presumed that this one would be the one for me. NO WAY JOSE. I have had trouble with this printer from day one. When an error flashes up, then it is impossible to rectify it, or remove the Error. This completely immobilises the printer. WASTE OF MONEY.
Excerpt: error E 3 popped up one day out of the blue and now we have a big piece of useless plastic cluttering up the desk. what a shame - it was really easy to install and worked quite well from time to time - although the blue always seemed to print very streaky...I am very disappointed.
Excerpt: When I first bought this printer, it performed extremely well for the first month or so. After that, it refused to pull the paper through without chewing it up or grabbing one corner and printing a folded piece of paper. I returned the printer and received a second one - within two weeks, the same problem arose and I had to return that one as well.