Summary: This is a pretty good machine. I've had mine for about 2yrs before purchasing this one(for my mom). I don't do a lot of pictures so I can't really give you the best review as for as that's concerned, but the pictures I have printed from my digital camera were beautiful. It's pretty quick as for as speed, ink usage is about normal. The best thing about the ink is you can use non-canon inks & they work perfectly(I by mine on line right here on eBay).
Summary: I replaced an Epson R600 All-in-One 'Photo' printer with the Cannon MP780 and I have not been disappointed with the result. This Cannon can print just as fast as the Epson. The picture quality is not noticably different and that has been my number one criteria for a photo printer, excellent. The fact that the Cannon has a paper tray frees up the back slot for feeding photo paper, a very nice arrangement.
full featured and you can refill w/o any chip reset wor
2 August 2008
Summary: It has an old engine, but with some of the newer Canon compatible inks and an inventory of print heads .. these may very well continue to deliver competitive service for years to come. I notice the prices for used machines .. have really maintained their value. Some used ones sell for HIGHER than their original purchase price. Go figure.
MY FIRST AND LAST CANON PRINTER (by an old PC tech)
29 July 2008
Summary: CONS: 1. Printer is designed to destroy itself: a. Leave ink cartridge lever up for 10 minutes and it smashes into the side, stripping the gears (Canon knows about this but will not fix the firmware) b. Print head is designed to burn out after 1 year by deliberate micro power surges which gradually burn out electrical traces (HP cartridges do this too and most other printer companies probably employ this dirty trick.) 2. No firmware updates!
Solid printer, very good software and print quality
10 December 2007
Summary: Bought this printer two years ago due to its print/scan/fax/copy capability. Didn't think I'd print many pictures (for home office use) but it sure does come in handy at times. The newer printers from Canon have a microchip embedded in them, to make it harder to use generic (i.e. refilled) inks. This model doesn't require special Canon ink, I use a quality generic for $3/tank (or so) and have had good results.