"Would have been good, hadn't Canon made it useless."
1 July 2012
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: This is the most costly printer I've ever owned. I use this primarily to print documents from my computer and need to replace the ink cartridges about once every 6-8 weeks. And when I want to print photos, it runs out twice as fast! The most frustrating thing about it that I've had documents print perfectly fine only to have the printer shut down saying it's completely run out of ink. How can that be if I just printed something?
Summary: I feel that more ink cartridges have passed through this printer than sheets of paper. It uses up ink faster than you'd think possible. The print quality is poor. Canon should be ashamed of themselves for making such a pathetic piece of equipment commercially available. Not worth a fraction of the price and you'll pay for your purchase over and over with headaches.
Summary: I was told by Canon technical support that the reason why the Canon MP 980 was running out of ink EVEN THOUGH I BARELY USE IT was because it was designed that way. Canon created a printer to use ink when it is just sitting there or if you turn it on or off. I print on average 10 pages of text a month and replace the all cartridges every 2 months. Also this is the slowest printer in the history of the world.
Summary: This was one of Canon's supposedly high end consumer printer. It takes gray ink to produce better photos - well barely. Paid around $150 I think. Less than 2 years old, it had very moderate usage & got B200 Error, which means the print head is bad. I called Canon Tech support he had me try remove & reset Printhead & unplugging rebooting all to no effect, same error.
It prints nicely, but the dependence on gray ink cartridges is a SCAM!
Justin Rice, Amazon
14 February 2012
Summary: It doesn't matter if you want to print in red, or in black and white, or yellow, or blue, or whatever. If you run out of gray ink, your printer will absolutely refuse to work, and if you try to bypass it, you void the warranty. Gray ink doesn't come with the standard ink package; you have to buy it separately, and it's not sold in stores, so you have to pay extra to have it shipped.
Summary: I have owned this printer for awhile and I hate it more every time that I go and try to use it. It is so slow that it is almost unusable and the worst part about it is the ink refills. It costs $60 to $100 to replace the 10 ink cartridges which is almost as much as a new printer. They are very tiny cartridges so they run out very fast. If just one runs out then you cannot use the printer for anything - not even scanning. And you cannot get them refilled.
Summary: We purchased this printer about two years ago. Print quality was fine, but we soon discovered that the thing swills ink like a sailor swills beer -- a three month supply of cartridges costs more than the printer itself. Then, mysteriously, it stopped working, displaying an error message that does not appear in the manual. Checking on the Canon website for repairs, we learn that "repairs are no longer available for this item".
Summary: I bought the Canon MP980 new 2 years ago. It has been an acceptable printer, but in my opinion the photo color/quality was never what many of the reviews said it should be. This week the printhead went out (error code B200) and the price for a new printhead is around $100.00. Canon offered me their "Customer Loyalty" offer of buying a new Canon product at 25% off with 2nd day shipping, apparently believing that I should be happy that the printer lasted for 2 years and...