Excerpt: The Canon Pixma MP980 is an excellent printer for all your printing needs. The MP980 prints pictures with superior quality. The range of colors from vibrant reds to deep blues and soft yellows is excellent. The Mp 980 is a three in one printer. The color copier has outstanding resolution that can pick up even the slightest detail or change in corol. I was also shocked by the scanner. I usuall cannot stand using scanners but the MP980 is excellent.
Excerpt: I purchased the MP980 (the older model of the MP990) about two and a half years ago from Amazon. Before purchasing this printer I researched printers like crazy. I finally decided on this one for a few reasons; the most important being that it had copying, scanning, and printing without fax (who uses a fax machine anymore). When I first received it, I was surprised by how large the printer was. Before purchasing make sure you have space on your desk for this behemoth.
Pros: GORGEOUS vibrant colour on glossy paper Very good colour quality on linen stock Decent print speed for colour, fast for black texts and graphics Above-average scanning capabilities Easy install and set up (regarding it being installed on a MAC)
Cons: Bit of an inkoholic, "bit" meaning "ALOT". Flimsy paper support at back Poor colour quality on regular 80lb cardstock; some adjusting in the settings should fix this, but I'm too lazy right now ;)
Pros: I'm not sure what CNET is having issue regarding wireless? My MacBook Pro works flawlessly with this printer. Frankly it works better with the printer than my router. I've been very happy with this printer.
Cons: I agree on the availability of the gray ink, but that is what shopping the internet is for.
Summary: Setup and installation were no problem. Easy to add to our network. Ability to scan/print w/o being connected to a computer is a plus. I wish that the scans could be converted to PDF's automatically and stored to your USB drive. That can only be done through the software on a computer.
"Strong performance but higher quality printing costs"
13 May 2009
Pros: Strong multi media printing performance using 90gsm inkjet or photo papers and CDs Scans overall accurate and detailed Wireless connection reliable once set up Great design with small footprint and excellent user interface
Cons: Printing slow when using high quality settings especially with duplexer Scan colours washed out but corrected by increasing saturation Wireless print jobs over 80 pages can terminate for no reason Small cartridges need frequent replacement