Summary: Purchased printer as a back up for the I use.It's not the top of the line that Canon has but works perfectly for my needs.Ink is inexpensive which is a plus as we know ink cost more than some printers.This Canon is a MP640R which means its a maroon color that is now out of production.Very Pleased!
Summary: We had a pixma 4000 that gave up the ghost after 4 years of moderate home office use. It was probably the print head. This one was sold new in the box on eBay for $76. So, no fix for the old pix. We like this one as it prints on both sides and scans. Very modern and a significant upgrade. We have had it only 3 weeks. Ink is always expensive but this one has individual cartridges.
The Canon MP640 is an essential part of a families technology set up.
17 February 2012
Excerpt: CONNECTIVITY The connectivity options of the MP640 make it ideal for a household with a large number of computers. For example in our home we have 3 laptops and a desktop PC, all of which are connected wirelessly to the printer. This means we don't have to worry about where the printer is or moving laptops around to connect to it via a cable. Any document or photo can be printed from any of our computers.
Summary: I bought this product because we run a mixed Mac /PC network at home and my elderly scanner didn't work with the Mac. It also replaced an EPSON Stylus Photo R300 printer, which is still networked but isn't getting much use now........ For the first time (as a serious amateur photographer) I am actually 95% happy with the colour matching of prints from this machine when compared with my calibrated monitors; the EPSON never even got close.
Summary: Bought this to replace an old Lexmark which never really worked well with Windows 7. This one does the job perfectly. Good points: Paper tray under the printer, so no need to leave space at the back for sheet feeding. Individual ink cartridges, less waste. Third party inks available, from Amazon or elsewhere. Fast printing in draft or standard mode. Decent photo prints. Quick startup.
An excellent multi-function home office space saver.
17 December 2010
Excerpt: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Although we already have a fully functioning and well appointed HP printer (which we use still use for our photo printing) my wife's role as head of our church Sunday School, and an increase in the number of days I work from home, demanded a space-saving multi-function device (MFD) that could handle scanning and photocopying as well.
Summary: This is my first new printer in nearly 10 years. I was looking for something that would be as robust as my old printer, do double sided, have a draft mode and ideally be wireless so that I could print without faff from any pc in the house. I don't do a lot of photo printing but wanted the option to do so. I've now had it a month. It was easy to set up, the menus are easy to follow, it does all the things I've listed and the duplex printing is particularly impressive.