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: 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.
Summary: as a cheap college student, this was an ideal printer... until it stopped working. it would go online, then offline, back online... and offline again... while i was in the middle of printing! tried changing which port it was plugged into... but that didn't work... DON'T BUY IT!!!
Summary: I just love my canon printer. The print quality is great and the inks are inexpensive. As a matter of fact I have bought four canon printers (i250,i350) and today I am going to buy another one for my sister. Canon keep up the good work.
Summary: In our household we have both an i350 and an i250. On both we like the print quality and ease of use. The i250 does sometimes need to be set on high quality printing to get a good looking Word document out of it. Never had that problem with the i350.