Excerpt: This Canon MX850 All-in-One Printer is the best ink jet printer I have ever owned. It prints two-sided, converts to booklets, has memory card capability, scans great, faxes well, copies great, and is a total work horse. I like the separate ink tanks, but dislike the fact that it does go through ink pretty quickly. The cartriges, however, are fairly reasonably priced. It has a paper cartridge that I only recently took the time to find and fill and works great.
Excerpt: I'm very pleased with the Canon MX850. I like this printer for the all-in-one status. I only spent a few hundred dollars for this unit and should have went with laser. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome. The prints are of very high quality, just not laser quality. If you are an "ink" person...... go for it, if not, then stick with laser technology. I use it for office and home, so it's perfect.
Excerpt: This is a great printer for many reasons: Pros: It's very, very fast! The duplexing time can be very much reduced by shortening the time that it waits for the ink to dry (it still doesn't smear). It's VERY easy to use. If there's an error or something, it provides you with detailed, non-confusing directions to fix it. It does borderless, glossy photo prints beautifully! The software that comes with the printer is nice (and Mac-compatible).
Excerpt: I got this printer, the Canon MX850, as a birthday gift. It replaced an old printer that came free with my computer. This workhorse really does everything, and does it well. Some features that I love are automatic duplex printing (it will do double-sided all by itself, no more stopping to flip the sheets around) and a self-feed scanner (you can just give it a stack of papers to scan and it will feed them through, like an office copier does).
Summary: Recommended printer on Consumer Reports so we bought it. Were tired of HP cheapos that jam, clog the print spooler and leak ink. Best printer we've ever purchased. Certainly worth the money. However, we paid [$] 3 weeks ago. It is used daily by all of our school aged kids and one in college. No problems to report yet.
Pros: Durable Construction, Easy To Use, Fast Operation, Reliable
Summary: This printer is everything I expected and more. I use it for home, and I have set it up as a network printer. Set-up was a breeze. I have printed and copied and it has great quality and it is fast. I printed some pictures and the quality is better than I would expect from a multi-function printer. I am very pleased with my Canon MX850.
Pros: Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Operation, Reliable