Summary: I bought this printer from Amazon in December of 2005. It has been working perfectly for the past 6 1/2 years. I have printed photos and thousands of pages. I am happier with this device than with any other piece of equipment I have. I hope I won't have to replace it for many more years, but, when I do, it will be with another Canon product.
Summary: I purchased this PIXMA primarily for scanning documents for storage on my Mac and copying old slides I took back in the day. It performs these functions well. The software lets you scan into pdf files and stores them according to date of scan for filing purposes. It follows the typical Mac style of user interface to make it easy enough. Print quality is decent, but I primarily use a networked laser printer for this. Would buy again.
Summary: Until today, I would have given this 5 stars. But today, just a week after the warranty expired, I turned the printer on and it was totally fried. (It's powered through an APC UPS.) The window showed Chinese characters, the computer didn't recognize it and called it unknown new hardware and the physical ink cartridge mechanism is locked up inside.
Summary: This all in one printer does exactly what I wanted: no fax, just scan, copy and print in various sizes and up to photo quality. This scanner has an adapter to scan slides, and the various colors of ink are in separate cartridges so you replace only the cartridge which is empty. It is taking some study to figure out how to access all the features, but that's to be expected from a multi-function machine.
Summary: If you are looking for a printer that is easy to install, can print graphics that is remarkable this is the printer. I researched all in one printers high and low and found the review comments useful, it is why I purchased this printer. One reader commented on what his boss said "buy the best and cry once" so true. I have been through 3 printers in the past 6 months and was done mickey mousing around.
Summary: This is by far the best printer and all in one combiantion I have owned. It preforms the day to day tasks and is exceptional with printing pictures. All of the experts were right--this is one of the best if not the best for a reasonable price.
Summary: My review after using this all-in-one (AIO) printer for 8 months (April-December 2006). PRO's: 1) The color printing was superb and surprisingly the black & white text is almost laser quality. I printed some beautiful job resumes' & once the ink dries, there is little or no ink smudging (this was a major problem with my previous HP printers). I used Kodak, HP, Staples & Costco brand photo paper and still had beautiful prints.
Summary: Right out of the box this beauty preformed flawlessly. Very easy set-up with comprehensive manual and instructional cd. Print quality is excellent and being able to work with 35mm slides to save and reformat old photos is worth the modest price.Unless you spend some quality time with the PIXMA MP800 you will never realize all the features that it pocesses. It continues to surprise me with operations that it contains.
Summary: I bought this printer about 4 months ago. The prints are beautiful, and the speed quite good as well. However, I felt compelled to write a review tonight because of the constant error messages that pop up saying that there are too many ink cartridges of "X" color installed. It happens now between every print job, forcing me to open the printer, pull out and re-install one to three of the tanks, and then print my document.
Excellent Printer; VERY ANNOYING Messages re: Ink Cartridges
Michael E. Karam, Amazon
29 September 2006
Summary: I have no complaints about the output I receive from this new all-purpose Canon Printer. What I find VERY ANNOYING, however, are the frequent error messages about the various ink cartridges, all of which are Canon brand. Without warning, I will receive error messages, for example, that the printer detects more than one "magenta" cartridge, when, in fact, there is only one magenta cartridge.