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. This alone makes it worth buying if you print a lot.
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. The BCI-24 cartridge doesn't have a "chip" on it and is refillable if you choose to do so. And this is the main reason that I bought this printer. They originally sold for around $60.00 new and they are going for every bit of $200.00 USED elsewhere.
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! I can find them for about $1 each cartrage! For all those stupid people who are used to del, and hp printers, you dubbies just keep right on paying $30 to $80 each for 1 silly ink cartrage!