Summary: Printer did not work. It would not print photos (on photo quality paper), and would not print black letters/numbers on gray back-grounds. Had to call "geek-squad" tech out to take a look - and he found the print-head needed replaced.
Summary: I've had this multi-purpose printer/scanner/copier for a number of years and it has been relatively trouble free. The biggest plus is that it has ink tanks that are separate from the print head, and so can be refilled easily, saving a lot of money on ink. Recently the machine jammed on paper and since then an error message "wrong cartridge" has appeared, and it will not print.
Pros: easy to refill cartridges
Cons: recently received error message "wrong cartridge" which evidently requires new printhead at a cost of $70.
Summary: This prints high quality and does it fast, you can use low cost generic ink tanks if you want and they are easy to refill. The duplex printing is hard to find (prints both sides of the page) It has a document feeder and nice lcd display and it seems very sturdy and reliable.
Summary: Network sharing & extended practical experience We have used two MP780s units for over a year. Bang for the buck, Canon probably makes the best inkjets (all the inkjets we have ever used, including HP, have far more problems than laser printers). Local Canon authorized service is available and has been needed twice in the first year; a 3-4 day turnaround each time. However, expensive repairs were totally covered by warranty and the units work good-as-new again.
Summary: I originally had a Brother MFC5100. I know, it was a glorified paperweight. So, when it broke, I knew that I did not want a Brother. So, I went to consumer reports. They rated the Pixma MP780 as a "Best Buy". I bought a Canon digital camera, so I knew that Canon had a great reputation. Little did I know how great this multi-function printer would be. It can do just about everything that a home office will need. I am completely satisfied with my purchase.
Summary: I bought this printer a few weeks ago & was replacing a Canon Multipass which I used (abused) for two years. I used many different brands of ink cartridges with no difference in print quality. I do a LOT of plain paper printing for my business & homeschool & already have a seperate printer for photos and optical disk faces. My multipass died with me holding no less than 20 ink cartridges for it.
Great All-In one except for wireless print server cap
SSS "Sultry", Amazon
23 September 2005
Summary: Even thought this printer doesn't have wireless printer server capabilites.. I found a solution.. Netgear's WGPS606! It's one of the few PS that works with this printer even though it is not listed on their "official support page". However it may be difficult to get Netgear's product and your system configured due to poor documentation and support on Netgear's behalf. IF you configured your router for MAC filtering..
Summary: Pixma was easiest printer ever purchased, to set up and get started. All functions are easy to understand, easy to perform. PDF manual easy to use also. Did have to purchase the 2.0 port cable at Radio Shack $29.99. Quality of printing is excellent, both documents & photos. Beyond my expectations and exceeds performance of previous Canon Multipass C755. Faxing, scanning ability is awesome. Flatbed & ADF all works as required. Printer well worth the money paid.
Summary: This is a very nice printer/scanner/copier...... But there are a couple peeves: 1. Why no manual? Why no pdf file to cover the manuals for each operation? When you go to Canon's dl site they have pdf file for the small manuals only. Putting the manual on HTML format is just plain lazy. The very first thing I did was to convert the HTML files into Word and then printed it out. (at my paper and ink expense!) 2. Why no USB cable?
Summary: Last night I and another Marine realized we needed a document copied by six tomorrow morning, recently we both bough all in one printer/copiers. He called last night in a panic because his wasn't working. Mine has worked great since I got it out of the box. He spent all evening working on the thing and it never copied it. At 5 this morning he was over here using mine.