Summary: I received the dreaded B200 error yesterday while in the middle of printing. We tried everything to revive it, including thoroughly cleaning the print heads with rubbing alcohol and restarting the printer. Much to my dismay it seems to be a goner. Up until yesterday I had no complaints, it printed beautifully. I print a lot in color for my job on paper as well as photo paper. It lasted 3 years to the month from which we purchased it.
Summary: It's all been said before, but I add to the growing list of complaints. THE GOOD: Print quality; flexibility (print/scan/copy); wireless; build quality THE BAD: Ink consumption is horrible; uses color ink even when printing gray scale; wireless is difficult to setup IN SUMMARY: I would NOT buy this printer again. The ink consumption, the inability to conserve color ink, the pain in the ass it is to setup on my wireless network ... just a headache.
Summary: Easy set up including wireless setup. Pictures print ok, but get better quality at a photo store. I hardly use the printer and it goes thru ink even without use. I had better luck with ink in HP printers.
Summary: Many people have reported that the printer chews through the color ink even when they are printing black and white. The reason for that: the default print setting is to print in color all the time. In the printer settings (where you specify paper size and so on), you can change the default to grayscale. If you don't, the printer will combine all ink colors to get black instead of using the large dedicated black ink cartridge.
Summary: I've had this printer for over a year now and decided to "rant" because of its ink usage issue. For the positive, this printer is super easy to set-up via wi-fi provided you don't change your router password. When you first install via wi-fi, it's super easy and straight forward - takes about 5 minutes total.
Summary: I loved this printer for 20 months, then it died. It stopped mid-print job and had a B200 error come up on the screen. After troubleshooting and calling Canon tech support I found out that either the printhead or the logicboard needed to be replaced and that it would cheaper to buy a new printer. I will probably buy a canon, but I will buy an extended warranty next time. I am pretty disappointed that my printer died after only 20 months of light use.
Summary: First off know that this is kinda big, it's a nice design but it is big. Second cannot use wireless and cable at same time, IE not cable network and print wireless in adhoc from things like phone etc. ( this is of particular interest to android users) only way to print from phone directly is thru bluetooth which you have to buy optional accessory. Does not work with printershare via wireless.
Summary: I bought this to replace my dead Canon I560. As usual Canon demonstrated great product quality and I really love this product. However, as many other reviewers pointed out, this thing drinks ink faster than my baby do with milk. I owned it for about 4 months, and so far I only printed less than 50 pages of B/W documents, 2 8.5x11 and 5 4x6 photos, and the magenta and yellow is half way and the PGBK is showing that yellow exclamation mark!
Summary: I assess photo quality by the difficulty in seeing individual ink droplets in light shaded areas of the print -[...] prints are so good that I cant see any ink droplets at all. MP620 prints are a very close runner-up - I had to scrutinize the MP620 prints very closely to see evidence of individual ink droplets (most people wouldn't notice a difference).
Summary: Overall I am very happy with the scanning function and the full integration of the memory card/usb port into the unit. Photo printing is fantastic, even using a 10x loupe output is equal to our local drugstore. The weak spot is the networking. This printer uses Canon's proprietary network protocol. Overall this isn't too bad on it's own as there are adequate drivers for Windows and Linux. However, the protocol is based on MAC addresses, not strictly TCP/IP.