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: 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. The troubleshooting fixes in the manual didn't fix it. It's now junk. I have never gotten such poor usage out of a printer.
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!
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. Let me tell you, Epson = Head cleaning. Seriously I have worked with 5 total Epson printers throughout the past 2 years and all I do is clean the heads of each one of them.