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
A. Dent "Aragorn", 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. The output is a bit slow but, for as long as you dedicate it to photos printing only, and you should, speed does not matter much.
Summary: This printer should have lasted much longer. It was a higher priced printer but had great reviews. This printer was not over worked and was kept clean yet it now flashes 7 orange 1 green. (new print head) For the price canon wants for a print head I can buy another printer and I will, just not another canon.
Summary: I have owned this printer for about 2 1/2 years now and used to be extremely impressed with everything I had printed with it, but now all of the sudden it's showing it's age. I first noticed something wrong when I replaced all of the ink cartridges and 3 of them showed as half full in the utility. Ok, maybe a hiccup, but after a week, all of them were shown to be 1/2 full when in fact they were totally full.
Summary: I have owned this printer for a few years now and cannot even imagine the number of photos I've printed with it. It's been an absolutely fabulous printer and I cannot say enough good things about it ... until yesterday. All color prints started printing very dark. A print head cleaning (via software) did nothing to fix the problem, nor did the print head deep cleaning. I searched Canon's KnowledgeBase - nothing.
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. ago when I tried to turn it on to print something it wouldn't turn on. SO FRUSTRATING!!! P.S. just WASTED over $50 on cartridge too a week ago!!!!
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. I have nothing positive to say about this printer.
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. The ink was leaching back into the yellow tank(became almost black). In fact all colors were affected, but yellow was the easiest to identify.