Summary: Made it home bouncing in the big box, but got OK. The lower paper tray in not complete, or comes from a different printer, but I happened to still have my broken printer and swapped the part. When we purchase things, we expect they to be complete. But Hey!
Summary: I bought the Canon i550 used, open box, to replace my 7 year old i350. it worked fine after I bought a couple of ink tanks that were low. I picked the i550 because of the reasonable ink prices, and it will take generic cartridges.
Summary: I have been through 2 of these printers over 3 years..yes seems like a lot but i have never paid more than 50 dollars for it. The price of the ink makes it a bargain. Sure I could go buy an Epson or a better Canon but the ink alone makes it expensive for these more expensive printers.
Summary: I really like the Canon printers primarily because of the separate ink cartridges for each color. The 550 Model uses the fairly large 3e ink cartridge so you don't have to change cartridges very often. I purchased the i550 because I have one already and wanted the second printer to use the same ink.
Summary: When I bought a laptop I decided to get a printer for it. I had one of these printers on my desktop and have used it for everything from ordinary text to printing photos. I have always used Canon printers for digital printing at my job or home printing.
Summary: loved the menu loved the fact that refills were only a buck a pop and easy to get from wholesalers loved the fact that each color was in a separate cartridge so that you are not harrassed to buy new refills every time you end a color demanding print job!