Would have been good, hadn't Canon made it useless.
1 July 2012
Summary: I hardly ever use my printer, still it is always out of ink. No exceptions. Even if I just replaced the ink cartridges, somehow magically it manages to be out of ink anyway.
Pros: Great feature set. OK build quality. OK software.
Cons: The showstopper is its insane ink usage. You could just as well buy a full set of ink cartridges and throw them directly in the garbage, instead of bothering with installing them in the printer first. Repeat ad nauseam.
Summary: I have owned 2 canon printers before this. I have owned, upgraded, still own a line of Canon Cameras & lenses. I've been happy with everything. Until now. Does this printer print well? I guess. Is it fast, not particularly, but we don't need speedy printing. What it does do very well is drink ink with an alcoholic's thirst. I am going to make this very simple: We use this printer inconsistently, bordering on rarely.
Summary: I have owned this printer for nearly a year now, and I can say beyond a doubt that it's the worst printer purchase I've ever made. Does it print beautiful photos? Sure, but I can get higher quality digital prints cheaper at the store than I can make them at home. Does it scan and copy beautifully and accurately? Absolutely! This is one heck of a scanning unit.
Summary: First off, let me say that I normally love Canon products. I own several, including a digital camera and camcorder and fully expected to love this printer. And when the printer works, it is great. The problem is...if ONE of the SIX printer cartridges runs out of ink THE ENTIRE MACHINE STOPS WORKING. That's right, no other feature will work if ONE cartridge is empty...regardless of whether or not you want to print...it LOCKS THE ENTIRE MACHINE DOWN.
Summary: Why 1 star you may ask. I've come to expect a lot from Canon - I own several of their cameras; I have one of their older photo printers (paid $45) on my boat that works flawlessly, so when I purchased their top-of-the line consumer printer, I expected one heck of a printer. While the photo printing quality wasn't bad, it wasn't any better than my $45 printer. As a matter of fact, I was seeing some funky stuff showing up in the very dark sections of my photos.
Summary: My first venture into Canon printing...and my last. The constant replacement of ink cartridges goes on at a frightening pace. The printer seems to go through never-ending cycles of head cleaning and consequently costs a fortune to maintain. It literally seems like every time I go to use it I have to buy at least one ink cartridge!
Summary: There is a problem with this printer: if ONE of the SIX printer cartridges runs out of ink THE ENTIRE MACHINE STOPS WORKING. That's right, no other feature will work if ONE cartridge is empty...regardless of whether or not you want to print...it LOCKS THE ENTIRE MACHINE DOWN. And here is the real kicker...IT'S DESIGNED THAT WAY. That's right! I called Canon for help and there is NOTHING YOU CAN DO UNTIL YOU REPLACE THE INK.
Summary: I cannot complain about the ease of set up or the quality of the images (which are EXCELLENT). However...this printer preens itself more than my cat does. It seems to need to clean itself far more than any other printer I have known. Possibly linked to this is the fact that the printer consumes ink at an extraordinary rate. So, go ahead and enjoy the quality but don't expect it to come cheaply or quickly.