Summary: I am concerned that my Canon i950 printer will have to be trashed. I purchased the i950 in July 2003. I was amazed at the beautiful color photo prints, and I would have had nothing negative to say about this printer for 3-1/2 years. I take photos with a Canon G3 camera, always buy Canon photo paper, and always buy Canon ink cartridges. (I even use Canon's Zoombrowser EX, and the very simple to use - Canon Easy Photo Print software.
public service announcement about how to clean the print head
A. Richter, Amazon
19 May 2006
Summary: I had a Canon 820 before this, and I am very sad I gave it to my mom to buy this instead. The 820 was a much better printer, I would give it 5 stars by comparison. And Amazon won't let me lower my review on this from my initial 4 stars to the 3 or 2 I want to give it now. =/ The i950 ruins yellow ink, no doubt about it. Here's how to try cleaning the print head rather than shelling out $100 to Canon. * To clean the print head, get a bottle of rubbing/isopropyl alcohol.
Summary: I've used the printer for about 2 years and was very happy with the quality of photos it produced. But lo and behold, it just quit on me one day. Now I've just read several other reviewers who had the same issue. At this point, it is cheaper to buy a new printer. I did so and bought the Canon Pixma iP5000 and I absolutely don't like it. I guess my advice at this point is stay away from Canon. This from a die hard Canon camera fan.
Summary: I did extensive research and examined photos printed from our 3.2 megapixel digital camera (Canon A70) on every competitor (esp. HP 7550 & Epson). The i950 was far and away the best photo resolution in anything near this price range. A few notes over the three days I've been playing with it: (1) Definitely use Canon paper for the best results, although I have found little to no difference between the Photo Paper Plus Glossy and the more expensive Photo Paper Pro,...
Summary: I hesitated for quite a while trying to decide between the HP7550 and the Canon i950 (I had ruled out Epson due to numerous customer complaints about how their printers would break pretty fast). I studied the demo photos over and over again before finally deciding to go for the i950 - boy am I glad I did! Everything you read about how great the photos look is absolutely true.
Summary: Up until recently I was using a Canon BJC-600e printer for all my printing needs for about the past 7 years. It was an economical printer and I put a lot of paper through the BJC-600e cheaply by using 3rd party ink. The BJC-600e used 4 low cost individual ink tanks. Depending on how much of a certain color was used in newsletters, one color or another would definitely get used up more than another. Only the empty ink tank would need to be replaced.
Summary: I purchased this printer from Amazon.com back in March and have used it for photo printing and standard document printing (i.e. Word files, etc.) Setup: Very easy and intuitive. Just followed the instructions and I was printing in minutes (using a USB cable I bought at Staples) Software: The included software is very easy to use, especially the Easy-PhotoPrint package.
Summary: This is my first photo printer, and I love it. I was leery about buying a photo printer because I have never been impressed with the quality of prints that I have seen from other machines. While I don't think that the prints are quite as good as what I get from Ofoto, I still think they're great and suitable for framing. I also really enjoy being able to tinker with the picture and see the result right away.