Summary: I purchased this printer two years ago and 1t produced excellent results for the first year. The color quality slowly began to diminsh after that time and eventually required that I perform the head cleaning process before each printing job.
Summary: IMO: I was really turned off of ink jet printers after having owned and then thrown away my Epson 780. The print quality on this machine was spectacular...for the 1% of the time the heads were not clogged. So I waited a few years, hoping that technology would improve.
Summary: I purchased this printer about two months ago--love it. It prints gorgeous photos that are difficult to tell from lab prints. But for me, the big deal is Canon's service. I was printing a document last week when the printer made an incredibly bad-sounding noise and died instantly.
Summary: This is my second Canon printer. I purchased the i550 for my daughter who was attending college and experienced no problems and excellent printing quality. So I figured if this printer could handle the rigors of college life it should be more than enough for me.
Summary: I have owned just about every brand of printer since 1985 starting with a Star nine pin tractor feed. In color inkjet printers, I have had HP (two), Lexmark (five), Epson (two), and Canon (three). The best photo printer prior to my buying the Canon i960 was an Epson 820.
Summary: I had bought this printer back in January of '04. It has been nothing shy of excellent ever since. I did a lot of research before purchasing a home Photo Printer and have been nothing but ahppy with my choice.
Summary: I bought the i960 right before the Canon Pixmas came out. If I had waited I may have bought the Pixma ip6000D...or I may not have. This printer has been tested and reviewed, and the consensus seems to be that it is one of the absolute best for printing 8x10s. And that is what I mostly print.
Summary: I'm a complete neophyte when it comes to printers. Well, that's not actually true. I've had a trusty HP LaserJet IIP since 1989 and have had absolutely no complaints about it. But it finally died, after fifteen years, and I figured it didn't owe me anything after that length of time.
Interesting Tips - Things your mother should have told you.
S. Gerber "samthewebman", Amazon
23 September 2004
Summary: Quiet Mode - Doesn't just reduce noise. Will also slow the printer's operation a bit. Why would you want to do this, you may ask? I ran in draft mode and the printer was so fast it sucked the paper from the paper tray at an impressive speed ...
Summary: Since my 4 year old HP 932c died, I was on the market for a new photo printer. I did a lot of reading and research, both online and going thru magazines. I considered Canon IP4000, IP5000, i560, i860, i960, Epson R200, R300, HP7960, HP 7660.