Excerpt: I always related Canon to digital cameras. I didnt know that they had a product line of printers as well until I bought one from a best buy store. I bought Canon Pixma MP 240 printer/copier/scanner for a very reasonable price.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER! It will drive you insane!! It shuts off at random when you are printing or scanning multiple documents. The only way to get started again is to remove power cord and plug back in. I plan on throwing it off of my 2nd floor balcony and then going downstairs and destroying it with a sledgehammer.
Summary: This printer will not print or scan if one of the ink cartridges is low. I have a new black ink cartridge installed but the color cartridge is low on ink, the printer will not scan or even print black and white documents. This printer was designed to not function at all if one of the cartridges is low on ink. This is a really silly design from Canon, I will never buy a product from them anymore.
Summary: I owned several Canon PIXMA (MP240 and MP270)during the past two years. They are inexpensive and have two large ink cartridges, one for black and the other for color, which are reasonably priced and last longer than similar Epson or HP cartridges. Other reviewers have described the many features of this scanner/printer. I want to alert the MP240 owners to an error message and solution that is not described in the MP240 printer manual.