Summary: The little printer that could, It has all your favorite features like display window, extra usb port, card reader, compact flash reader, ir sensor, and my favorite the ability to be modified for central ink system, which saves major $ on printing photos especially if you really like to print in extreme resolution all the time, e.g. I can print nearly 500 full resolution full page photos on 1 ink fill, and pay a mere 25 bucks to fill it back up for another 500 pictures.
Summary: I have had very decent functionality from this printer which I got with an iMac about 2 yrs ago. I don't write reviews too often, but felt it was time to give back! My MP510 just went into an error 5100 crash with the print head mechanism slamming against the left inner wall. I recently replaced a couple ink cartridges but they are very easy to replace and I've never had an issue before.
Summary: I purchased my first Canon printer and decided on a MP 510 since the others had a fax built in, but are rather expensive and thought the MP 510 would be a simple, but wise purchase. The printer works well, doesn't smear the ink and the feed was consistent. The only problem with the first MP 510 printer was that the scanner cover somehow detached itself and I couldn't reattach the scanner cover back to the scanner bed.
Summary: I got my canon a while ago and so far it has worked nicely. It makes a lot of noise when it gets ready to print but the quality is good. I haven't used it much since I got it. Once I move, I should have more accurate review of the product.
Incomplete support for Linux and Ink cartridge recogniztion problem
JS "jcs19", Amazon
26 June 2007
Summary: I bought this printer to use with a PC on which I am running Ubuntu (debian Linux variant). Canon has put out drivers for Linux for all their printers. Unfortunately they dont work very well for this particular one. The color printing comes out with different colors scaled differently. I had to buy a $39 print driver called Turbo print, which works quite well. Scanner works fine with Scangear. The printer itself is very good.
Summary: Recently I decided to get a printer for home use, mainly to print the basics (driving directions, photos, and various other documents). Long story short, this printer does the trick, and the printouts are of very good quality. Very happy overall.
Summary: So far so good...(crossing fingers); but if you do not insert the ink cartages in just right...there is a possibility that they can get stuck into the unit and you have to unscrew the component and extract the ink, in order to reinstall correctly. Thank god I found this out within the first 30 days of my purchase...Cannon sent me a replacement unit; and that is what I had to do. I haven't used many of the other features, other than the print, and copy feature...
Summary: Overall I am very happy with this printer. The flip-up screen is great and the controls are very easy to understand. The print quality is wonderful but it does take a little longer to "warm up" than other Canon machines I've had. I haven't had the opportunity to use the memory card slot but love the option. Individual ink cartridges are great, although could do without the chip on the cartridge.
Summary: I have had this printer up and operating for only one week. Basically, I am happy with its performance since I have had previous experience with Canon printers. One reason I preferred Canon is its four separate ink tanks: black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. This allows you to change tanks as they run dry and not have to replace an entire color cartridge because one of its three primary colors has been exhausted.
Summary: Overall, I'm happy with the product. It scans fine, prints good photos, like the individual ink tanks, and is fast once it warms up. Only knocks are that it takes lots of space and is slow to warm up. Had a HP before and I prefer this Canon so far.