Summary: I was so fed up with my HP printer using ink so fast and rejecting any remanufactured cartridges that I researched and decided on this Canon MP499. The printer looks great and compact. However the directions are so convoluted that you feel you need a Chinese translator.
Garbage product-- MP499 will cough up "no paper loaded error" with barely any usage
Atomic Grrrrrl, Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: Wow, what a difference a year makes. When I first bought the Canon mp499 in February 2013, I fell in love with it. In fact, I couldn't sing its praises enough. The scanner was great, I had no trouble setting this all up to print wirelessly, and I got a lot of mileage out of the ink cartridge.
Good printer....bad, no horrible, wireless setup method and instructions...
21 February 2013
Summary: Printer prints...but only when hard connected to a computer...the wireless function is next to impossible and the documentation even worse. Looks like they didn't bother to check the translation from Chinese to English prior to making this unit available to the public.
Summary: I had to send the printer back. Fortunately Canon sent me a new printer, a new model since the MP499 was an old printer and didn't work with Windows 8. It was one of the worst buying experiences from Amazon; we expected to have the printer before Christmas but the new one didn't show up until...
Summary: This Canon customer has lost complete faith in making any further purchases from Canon, (2) this customer will tell everyone he knows via Facebook, comments at Amazon, ect. ect., to get the word out that Canon Printers with scanners will be unusable if the scanner goes out.
Summary: IT IS ALWAYS ASKING FOR A NEW INK CARTRIDGE EVEN AFTER PRINTING A ONE PAGE LETTER 3 TIMES IT WANTS MORE INK IT HAS NOW STOPPED WORKING EVEN WITH A FULL CARTRIDGE, IT STILL SAYS INK IS EMPTY AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.