Summary: Easy to set up if the instructions are followed precisely step by step as I did. Very flexible and useful connections, being USB, wireless and wired network. Very good print quality for text and graphics on normal paper and excellent photographs. They look stunning. Also very useful that normal paper can print on both sides without having to be manually turned over and replaced. Would have been 5 stars but have had a problem with it that it has somehow resolved itself.
Summary: I think this printer is excellent and would recommend it - as I love the wi-fi fact and I can be anywhere in the house to print out. It is good quality. The only down side I would say is that it uses a lot of ink, but I think this is common with most printers nowadays. I have also had excellent service from Amazon.
Summary: I needed a replacement for an Epson R300 that was getting unreliable and costly to run. I searched for ages and read plenty of reviews of printers up to £200. In an emergency, I plumped for an Epson SX515W from a local PC store. This was difficult to set up as the driver for the scanner clashed with an existing installation on my Mac but the error message was far from helpful.
Summary: I got this printer as it prints directly on to CDs and is a wireless network printer and scanner. I do some graphics editing website managemet for my local church so the scanner comes in handy every now and then, the fact is can scan to any computer that is set up to receieve such images on the network is useful. However it does not have a sheet feeder and its not the fastest scanner on the planet, so not really suitable for someone who scans allot.
Summary: I've only had the printer for a few days, but I've used it for all the things I'd normally do - printing and scanning of Documents and photos. I have found it easy to set up (about 30 minutes from first opening the box to printing my first document#, quick to print and accurate #but bear in mind that my previous printer was an old HP980c). The biggest disappointment is in the WiFi setup.
Summary: Just what we needed, apart from two very minor niggles... - The printer claims to have run out of black, and to be very low on one other colour. It is still printing perfectly. It doesn't appear to be substituting with photo-black or a mixture of colours. If it is doing this, then the registration is absolutely ***** perfect! - As a Linux use as well as Windows, I deliberately went for the slightly older (3 months!
Excellent printer - however Mac setup leaves much to be desired
A. J. Parkes "sekrapa", Amazon
29 January 2010
Summary: I have the Canon Pixma MP610 Photo All-in-One (3-in-1) Printer (Colour TFT Screen, Easy Scroll Wheel) and have been very happy with it. When my father-in-law wanted a printer for his iMac, I suggested the Canon. Rather than going for a cheaper printer then paying over the odds for replacement inks, pay the bit extra to start with and use inks which can be purchased without breaking the bank.
Summary: I haven't used the Pixma 640 very much so far. One or two glitches, where only 2 thirds of the page are printed or a print job disappears, but mostly ok. I'm connected by wireless, so maybe it's a problem with the software. The prints themselves are quite clear. I'm not an expert, but they seem to be better than my previous HP (3300). I've printed one or two pictures, on plain paper, and they seem very clear and colour accurate.
Summary: There's a lot to like about this printer/scanner. It's simple to use, with a scroll-wheel that will be familiar to users of other Canon gear (and iPods). Snow Leopard comes with drivers (plug in by USB if they're not already installed) for both the printer and scanner, so the only thing I took from the supplied disc is the CD printing software. Not the most beautiful application but it does the trick.