Summary: I've had this printer since 2005 or so? Very long time. It still prints just fine and will print (try to) even if the ink is empty. Some reviews are knocking the software installation but on any windows 7 or later install, you only need to install the small printer driver from Canon.
Summary: If zero stars were available, then that is how I would rate this printer. How did this printer ever come to market? The printing is so blurry I can't use it. I have done the troubleshooting. It is not at all user friendly.
Summary: I have bought 3 Canon printers in the Pixma series. The two older ones are still in use in this building. The only reason I had to replace the last one was that the ink carriage band became dislodged. Compared with the other Canon products, the MX 450 is a step backward.
Summary: I got this printer for a great price on sale - but not worth it. If you just want standard printouts then you are fine, if you need any type of quality - forget it! It prints worse than my old dot matrix printer 20 years ago :-( I would not recommend this product.
Summary: I have owned this printer since 2005,it's still working great. And they still sell the ink, I have never had it in the shop, I think I paid $99 on sale. The pictures are great. oh and I just gratuated from college after 7 years of use and copied thousands of copies from the ebooks.
Summary: We previously owned this identical printer/scanner/copier, but after a years of rugged home business use, (literally hundreds of printings and photo prints daily), it was running a little tired and we decided to get another printer to get us through tax season.
Summary: The MP450 works well for the price and occasional use. It goes through ink fairly quickly so I use it mostly for copying. The black and white copies come out nice but for scanning it's just average. It's easy to use.