Summary: I bought this printer at the end of 2008 and have replaced the printheads 3 times. That's both the right and left heads at 500.00 each. This printer is a print head nightmare! I doubt seriously if I would ever buy another Canon printer. Prints are great, speed is great. Cost of operation is horrible. It is more cost effective to have my work printed out at a vendor then do it in house.
Excerpt: It is a high quality printer, but it rejects paper fed into the top loading port far too often and it makes no difference what brand, type or thickness the paper may be. Only posters paper is designed to front load and I never use the cassette being a fine art photographer. It is very difficult to use. Finding out how to set the printer commands is a chore. They could take some lessons from Epson in how to better write a manual and design a printer for user friendliness.
Pros: Durable construction, Fast Print Time, Low Ink Consumption
Cons: Hard Setup, Hard To Use, Jams Easily, Large Footprint