Summary: I like this printer up to I had to reinstall a new wifi in house. Then it has been a nightmare to keep up and running. Now with the B200 error that can not be resolved without >50% cost I will just trash it and start over with a HP.
Pros: * Small footprint, * above average print quality for blank and white.
Cons: * B200 error at ~ 3yrs, a know problem with many cannon printers. * Seems to use a lot of ink and ink replacement cost. * Pain to setup wifi for home network.
Summary: Once you get it installed, this is a solid printer. But as complex as that is, I would certainly have bought a different printer had I known about this beforehand.
Pros: Affordable, stylish, quality seems solid.
Cons: INCREDIBLY difficult to set up. I figured I would just be able to go to the screen and find my Wi-Fi connection, enter the password, install drivers, and go to town. Instead you have to connect it to a computer to configure it, and this took me HOURS. I eventually called tech support, and they could not even figure it out. I eventually reset the printer and started all over again, and eventually got it working myself. And I'm a San Francisco computer programmer geek, ...
Summary: If you are considering this printer get one model up to get the fax.
Pros: Cost, slighty smaller than competing HP model.
Cons: Setup (wireless) took about 20 minutes, the box says "operate printer within seconds", ha!. Have installed with both PC and Mac. Mac install not straight forward, involves enabling a security feature under system preferences (OS8.5). Printer is on the slow side, ink cartridges are hard to get at. The "easy install" installs a lot of stuff on computer. Custom install might be better.
Pros: The print quality is very good. We have put it through the paces as a home business and homeschoolers. Up until recently it has done just fine. We purchase it on recommendation of Consumer Reports and it generally perform as advertised. Unfortunately the quality of printers have gone down significantly with price competition for those of us who don't need a professional printer, but still do significant work with the item. I miss my HPII from a decade ago. I gladly pa...
Cons: It absorbs toner faster than anybody who is a heavy user would like. We spent more on the toner in the last 10 months of our ownership then the costs of two of these machines. Also recently it acquired a very loud grinding sound like plastic gears stripping and has finally stopped printing. Because we are still under warranty we have just requested an exchange through Cannon's warranty policy. We'll see how good their customer services is.
Summary: I am really tired of liars and being mislead by people out to make a buck/ just tell me the scanner requires a cable up-front.
Pros: It works as expected as a PRINTER. You can monkey around and get it to print wirelessly
Cons: It doesn't work as expected as a SCANNER. You think things are kosher as you are printing wirelessly and then you find out that the scanner requires a direct connection to the PC. I don't see that in any product information.
Summary: this printer setting right next to a HP Photosmart C5180 The HP took me 20 min out of the box and on the network when I bought it, still works great.. Gave up on the Canon network after 2 1/2 hrs and hooked to USB on my desktop.
Summary: Ich habe mir diesen Drucker gekauft, da er eine hohe Auflösung hat und sehr gute Ergebnisse liefern sollte. Nachdem ich den Drucker nun besitze, kann ich dies eigentlich komplett bestätigen. Die Abwertung (hätte eigentlich noch schlechter sein müssen) hat folgende Gründe: 1. Die Vorbereitungszeit des Druckers ist unendlich lang, bis dann endlich der Druck beginnt. 2. Da ich viel Texte drucke, wähle ich zur Einsparung der Farbpatronen die Einstellung "Graustufen".