Summary: The first one I had lasted a long time. Its not the fastest, but the main feature of this printer is the cartridges. If you look hard enough you can get replacement cartridges at less than 3 dollars. The machine uses only two so the price is considerably less to operate.
Summary: This printer is far and away the best printer for "inexpensive" printing needs. They are highly sought after because they use the Canon BCI-24 ink cartridge which is one of the least expensive ink cartridges out there today.
Summary: I bought this about two years ago, but only for a travel printer. It started getting daily use about a year ago when my wife started using it. No problem with print quality, but it's now unusable as it continually paper jams due to the rollers pulling the paper thru at an odd angle.
Summary: Outstanding printer with photo quality. Buyers will soon figure out that some of these canon printer models like this one have very very inexpensive ink and they are the few in the world of printers that do. YOu get photo prints and the ink tanks only cost about .80 to $3 each!
Summary: This printer is wokring perfect, for one year I have had no problems. Although I dont print a whole lot but still works fine. The photo quality is great. Cheap ink, quiet, easy software, everything you need for a side or small jobs.
Summary: I feel bad for the people that didn't have a good experience with their printer. I cannot speak for the reliabilty across a number of printers but I can vouch for how great mine is. I love my printer. I have an Epson C80 and several C60's at work. My C80 never really worked right.
Summary: I have both the i250 and the i350. The i250 print head failed after 3 months of use (blank lines in the middle of words), but was still under warranty, so I managed to persuade Canon to send me a new print head. BTW, the print head costs about $45 to $50... almost the same as cost of the printer.
Summary: Quite a good printer for the price Only problem is as another reviewer pointed out below, it uses the BCI-24 print head, which isn't as available as the more popular BCI-21. But it can be purchased from around £45 if you Google for it. Cartridges are quite small, but relatively inexpensive.