Summary: I used one of these printers for a few years, it has not been my favorite printer, but, it was not my worst either. It has been one of the more rugged printers, and has gone through things that lesser printers would have not been working after. The first thing I look at in a printer is the quality of output, and the main pro of this printer is it's nice output, it does a very good job on photo prints.
Summary: I had one of these for several years and it gave me faithfull service until one day one of my son's did something to it and broke it. I loved the print quality and speed of printing as well as the fact that the inktanks are cheap to purchase and even cheaper to refill. It has great maintenance features. The only drawback that I could see was that it took a long time for it to get ready to print, it would go thru a cleaning cycle first before starting a printjob.
Summary: But over time the quality of the pictures printed seemed to drop. Nice printer while it lasted though. Although compared to the printers of today its slow and has no USB port so you'd be better off without it anyway.
Summary: I bought the BJC 6000 in mid of 1999 ... I am happy I invested so much money on it. It work very well. With the photo ink and top photo paper, I can have close to real prints. All the limitation is the image itself. The money I spent on inks has exceed the [amount] for the printer itself. The interface was in parallel, so some of my observation may not apply for USB version. The first page is always fast, but the next one will have to wait, and wait (For what?).
Summary: i've had my canon bjc-6000 for three years now. as of today, it's finally crapped out on me. i have tried everything to fix it (performed all the maintenance, cleaning, etc.) and nothing. so, i've opted to buy a canon i850, which i've heard good things about. so, for the three years it DID work, here's my thoughts: PROS: individual ink tanks! for ANYONE who does even a marginal amount of printing, you should invest in a printer with ind.