Summary: Well, if you can still get one, buy it! The printer does a nice job with all printing, including photos, and generic ink is available. These days it's hard to find generic ink for most printers because the ink cartridges contain computer chips.
Summary: I bought this printer with a Canon digital camera in an inexpensive bundle. I quickly outgrew the camera, so I figured I had to upgrade my printer as well. I tried a few other printers which were highly touted by the imaging gurus, but they didn't do any better than this one. I don't know how much I would have to spend to beat my i455. However, the aftermarket inks that I have tried are really bad, so I stuck with Canon inks and my results were much better.
Summary: In a year I haven't managed to convince it to print a dozen pages for me. I've repeated contacted Canon about it's problems looking for help but they just try to sell me more stuff. With very solid Canon name I'm very diappointed with this.
Summary: ...It is an amazing printer. Photos are superb although I did notice a slight greenish tinge in some photos. Text priting is crisp. The printer is quite fast - I printed a dense, 30 page paper in about 3 minutes. If you find this for [$] don't think twice. It is well worth the money.
Summary: I just recently received the Canon i455 printer as a gift. This is my 3rd photo printer to date. I am very pleased with the print quality I get from this printer. It is reasonally fast and best of all the ink cartridges are very inexpensive compared to other printers I've used. I have used both Lexmark & HP printers as well. Both of them printed well also.
Excerpt: "...quite fast, fully compatible with canon cameras for direct printing, very good quality in photo printing. Easy to set up and not invasive software (like many Epsons). This printer served me for several years, when it broke down after not having been used it for months, it broke my heart. I loved this printer but the cost of repairing was more than the price of a brand new multifunction printer (which I bought in the end), I couldn't find this model ...
Pros: compact design, price of the cartridges, quality and more
Cons: it broke down after years of usage but, which appliance doesn't?
Excerpt: "...I managed to install the canon software in no time. The canon printing software has some new features to it such as a 'quiet' mode, special effects where you can add monochrome type effect to photos (such as sepia, etc) and the usual ink level monitoring /cleaning head stuff you expect to find. The i455 comes with Pictbridge functionality which allows you to directly plug your camera into it and print off photos direct. I don’t have a pictbridge ...