Summary: I purchased a Canon i9900 in January 2005 for $540. Like so many of the other reviewers said, it produces beautiful prints. Unfortunately, the downsides are significant. The motherboard failed 3 years ago in 2008; it cost $160 to replace. That replacement motherboard lasted only about 2 years before it also failed. I will not replace it again. On top of these repairs, the ink cartridges were quite expensive, even from online discount sources.
Summary: I own this printer. I loved the quality of the prints. That's the only good thing I can say. Replacing the ink is very costly & this printer goes through lot's of ink quickly. This printer gets frequent clogged print heads. After about a yr or 2 of use expect to decide if u want pay lots of $ for a new printhead. Google for the i9900 printhead, & u will see many chats of people who have had printhead issues w/ this printer. Don't buy this thing.
Summary: I bought no power on used printer and when I received was no power supply.I send e-mail.seller sand to me power supply, so I leave feedback for him. and I opened printer to trying to fix, but was no control pcb. I am unlucky. save money not works.
Summary: Very frustrating to trouble shoot print head problems and ink tank issues. Started out as a love affair. Ended up with desire to throw it on a junk pile. Treat this printer like a disposable lighter - get a cheaper one, and throw it away when you are done.
Pros: When it worked the prints were of very good quality.
Cons: Canon never made a replacement logic board, if you research online you will fine hundreds of complaints about this printer (i9900). Canon offered me a 10 percent discount. They have to be kidding I can get a 10-20 percent discount from a salesman
Summary: This is a nice printer as far as printing goes -- that is if you have any ink left when you haven't printed for a while. I just noticed, after not using my printer for several months, that the ink cartridges leak when the printer is not in use. I had eight full ink cartridges just a few months ago and now two are completely dry and the other six are getting close to dry.