Excerpt: What a great all-in-one product! I love the fact that this was wireless, and it was super easy to hook up and get on my network so all of my computers could print to it. This product is a great printer, and is super fast. It is incredibly noisy though - it's probably one of the noisiest printers that I've ever owned. The scanning function can't be done wirelessly, and you actually have to plug your computer into the scanner for the images to transfer.
Summary: I have owned two of these printers for over 2 years & they are still running well. One printer is connected to a PC & the other to a Mac. The printer software installed easily on both computers. The print quality for both documents & photos is excellent. This printer uses 7 ink cartridges. Since I print documents more often than photos,the printer mostly uses just four of the cartridges.
Summary: I've had this since November 2008, eight months now as of this review. I really like this printer. But I'm a Mac user so I find the software a little cumbersome. I'm sure it was written for Windows and ported to OS-X, so some of the conventions are from the Windows world, so the software is a bit clunky. Not elegant like the Mac software I'm accustomed to. Nevertheless, it has worked every time without a problem. So I really like this printer. Did I say that?
Nice features, but defective on receipt, replacement works great
G. Litwinski "nopcbs", Amazon
3 May 2009
Summary: Bought one of these because it is a Canon (great past experience) and it can be modified to print on CDR and DVD disks easily. It is a very nice, if HUGE, all-in one, and the ethernet capability is awesome and easy to bring up. It's a good, quick scanner, too. Duplex is a nice feature. Pretty quick printer. The chip in the ink reservoirs is NOT nice as it means that non-OEM cartridges are more expensive than they should be.
Summary: I bought this printer a few weeks ago and had no trouble setting it up and no troubles with using it to print, scan photos, and scan photo negatives. Colors look good on the copies. Scanning negatives is a really nice option and they look good. This printer was a little more expensive than others that I was looking at, but I am happy with the purchase. I have not tried the wireless feature. So, can't comment on if that works or not.
canon pixma mp970 is an excellent all-in-one printer
E. W. Vass, Amazon
3 March 2009
Summary: The print quality is very good, both as a photo and a document printer. You have the option of selecting different qualities, though you have to go into menues to find that option. It would have been better to put those options on the first menu of the print box. The scanner interface is awkward, and it stores the scanned images in places that it is difficult to locate, but the quality is very good. It takes longer, though, to scan than my pixma 600.
Summary: For the short time I have had this printer it has fulfilled all my needs. I like the ability to scan from your negatives. This is a great way to preserve the pictures. It has good color and its easy to use.
Summary: Printing black at normal level is light. Color is fine. Copying is great. Scanning is great. Options for printing out photos not great. Glad to have slide scanning capability but is difficult to figure out and use. The instructions I don't understand very well, and I am still working with it to get it right. I like the compact size, the fact that it has a paper tray, and it's networking capability. Other than the slide difficulty, very happy with it.
Summary: My only concern is that the Pictbridge connection doesn't work with my digital camera, and according to both manuals, it should. I don't know which machine is causing the problem. The front door seems to have become unmoored on one side. Nevertheless, I really am pleased with the the way it prints photos and copy, and that's the important thing.