Summary: I love this printer. It is a fine one. The ink tanks are easy to refill, no setting chip, so the ink cartridge is very cheap and easy to find on Ebay.You will save a lot of money.It is fast with black and wite prits.
Summary: I bought this printer because it is very similar in features and operation to my old Canon i550 which recently gave out on me. It also uses the same ink cartridges, which I have a bunch of, and they are cheap to replace. These printers are solid workhorses and economical to operate for routine printing. I have a newer Canon Multipass that I use for photo work. One problem with these older printers is that the print heads eventually quit working.
Summary: First of all, since when does a $100 printer become $230 5 years after is was released. Ok, now the review. When I got this printer with my Dell Dimension in 2003 it was top of the line. It was my family printer until 2007 when I decided I needed a scanner printer combo with networking compatibility. While I was waiting for a good deal on such a printer this printer when crazy. First it printed in only purple, then blue, then blue and black.
Summary: This is my second Canon printer that uses 4 small cartrides instead of two costly big ones. Prints like a charm; easy to operate and to make sure it runs forever (hopefully!) I ordered 3 extra Print Heads from the company. Makes fine colored prints, quick action. I will ALWAYS hunt for a Canon using four inexpensive cartridges, because you replace one cartridge at a time as it runs out, at as little as $l.75+ each (off internet).
Summary: This is basically a very nice printer. It has worked easily with several Windows and Mac computers that have passed through my hands. Print quality is good for both text and photos in spite of it not being a "photo" printer. It's also fairly economical with ink. Paper handling is very good. I've had a few misfeeds with envelopes but not many, and almost no problems with sheets of various weights. It has one major problem that makes me hesitant to get another Canon.
Pros: I bought a refurbished unit from Fry's for under 40 USD. Great looking prints from my 6MP Canon camera the 4x6 photos are fantastic and the 8.5x11 borderless look great. I bought it originally for printing iron-on transfers since you can't do that with th
Cons: A little slow to warm up if you haven't used it in a while.
Pros: I bought this printer for basic needs and not for photo's...It's as good a printer for home owners for the price and quality. I've paid more for an Epson and HP, but the Cannon beats both of them per cost and overall quality.
Cons: There better photo printers with better options. But for the price, I see no con as one pays for what he gets.