Summary: We have printed about 400 sheets through this printer and then the print head malfunctioned. And I see by many other reviews that this is a common problem. I'd bet all other Canon printers are short lived too.
You get great photos out of it, eats ink for lunch AND breakfast
Cthulhu "Cthulhu", Amazon
27 February 2009
Summary: This has been our main photo printer for a couple of years, actually. There's nothing fancy or special about it. It simply prints great photos for as long as you are using the recommended Canon photo paper, the better the paper's quality, the better the pictures come out.
Summary: I have also purchased a new print head after the dreaded 7 flashes. Nothing works. This printer was well taken care of and not used that often. Canon rushed these printers into production with very little if any field testing and reliability testing. Do NOT buy this printer. YOU WILL be sorry.
Summary: I'm so dissapointed with this piece of junk I don't even know where to begin. It used to print VERY decent pictures (when I bought it) but after a while color was fading. For a while now the color is way off...and finalyyyy 5 min.
Summary: I received this printer as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago. As a result, I will never buy a Canon printer. The ink is extremely expensive. The pictures faded over time (yes, I printed on photo paper). And now to top it off, the printer head is going bad with minimal use over the years.
Summary: This printer nearly equals even the most recent PIXMA printers iP6700. Silent, fast and color accurate, PERIOD! Extremly satisfied! The only suggestion for those using this printer is to print in bulk. After 4 years the waste ink tray filled up and was pooling on the print head.
Summary: I have had this printer for a couple of years and love it. It is the best quality photo printer I've used. Cons: the cartridges are tiny and require frequent replacement - luckily they are not very expensive. I have had no luck using OEM compatible refills ...
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.
Summary: Like many of the reviews written, I share the same experiences.. It worked great for the time under waranty and then it stopped working,, Called Canon, charged for the call and then told me it needed repair..