Summary: This is a wonderful printer, scanner. It does a fine job, but thanks to its automated cleaning utility it drinks ink like a drunk. I waste more ink waiting for it to finish cleaning as I do printing. I suspect this is a deliberate design to increase ink sales, where I assume the real profit is.
Summary: I purchased this printer/scanner almost five years ago. I mainly purchased it for its ability to scan photo film negatives. It worked fine for that up until recently when I tried to scan some film negatives.
Summary: I've owned this printer for about a year and a half, and paid around 250 dollars for it. I used it primarily for printing photos wirelessly from my Mac. The set-up was very difficult, and necessitated calling a Canon tech for assistance.
Summary: I use the printer on a wireless network and the printing is agonizingly slow. The printer also drinks ink at a tremendous rate, and when the gray runs out, it has to be ordered on the Internet because stores do not carry it!
Printing (and Scanning) Locks Out With Only One Ink Well Empty
R. David Goodwin, Amazon
9 September 2010
Summary: Individual print cartridges for each color seemed like a smart way to go when I bought this printer, however, once one cartridge goes out, you can't print anything until the cartridge has been replaced!! Even when it's a color cartridge and you attempt to print in greyscale.
Summary: Did careful shopping for a printer to replace far outdated HP all in one officejet we've used for 6 years. Consumer Reports led us wrong on this one! What an ink hog. After 3 months, I figure we will spend $74 every 3 months (just shy of $300 per year) to replace all the ink pots, this is with...
Summary: This is great for scanning (I've done a lot of slides), but it is horrible for printing - it uses too much ink. Seriously, it gives low ink warnings after 20-30 pages of black text. It uses up all the colors, even when you follow Canon's advice for setting it to grayscale.