Summary: I bought this printer based on its very good reviews. It delivered outstanding prints -- but not for long. The printhead clogs if the printer isn't used regularly. With effort, it can be cleaned. However, what's really wrong with this printer is the printhead electronics.
Summary: I had this printer for about three years. It printed great photos for the first 18 months or so. I loved it, and would have given it five stars. Then it started to get a little fuzzy with heads that wouldn't align properly. The pictures then looked bad, and even text wasn't very legible.
Summary: When it is working, it works very very well. BUT there are some caveats. In order to get photo-quality prints, you MUST use Canon photo paper. Now before all you experimenters jump on me, try a package of genuine Canon paper and the photo-printing software Canon included with the printer.
Summary: I had one of their older bubblejet models from the mid-90's. Was a workhorse, extremely frugal on ink, quiet, and well built. Several years ago I moved on to a Canon S300. Seemed cheaply built, flimsy, had a loud, long, and irritating warmup cycle.
Summary: Yes, it worked lovely for a little while. Then it broke. I mostly used it for printing out schoolwork- black and white text files, and those it printed wonderfully and quickly. As for photo printing, I was disappointed with the print quality even when the thing was working at full capacity.
Summary: Same deal as many other reviews. I just found out that my printer head is clogged and it will cost $125 to have it serviced. Thanks Canon. I find this very frustrating since I really like their camera equipment. I guess they don't put in the same time and effort for a quality printer. oh well.
This printer will die within one year - - - GUARANTEED!
Tart Green Apple, Amazon
22 May 2005
Summary: Mark my words, the print head will get clogged and this printer will die in 12-18 months after purchase. The postive reviews on this printer are from people that have only had this printer for a short time, soon their print heads will clog too.
Summary: I have had this printer about 1 year and a print head just wore out on it - it will now only print really bad color photos. (mostly GREEN) Print head cost $$$ to replace. I do not recomend this printer... Find something that will last.
Summary: I've had this printer for about 18 months and have been very satisfied with the quality of photos. However, the printhead has died, and replacing it will cost me more than the printer originally did.