Summary: I use this printer for my drafting business (mostly home design). I made the purchase roughly 7 months ago and have not regretted it. I researched printers in this price range for several months before deciding on the iPF610. This printer has more features and upside than any of the others in its class. I also researched local repairmen. I found it very hard to get anyone to work on an HP if I had chosen to go that route.
Summary: I bought this large format printer/plotter for my CAD classes. As we make a ton of architectural and mechanical designs that need to be on 24" wide paper. Huge mistake, this thing does nothing but break down. It sucks up ink faster than Fat Man with a Double Gulp in each hand! So far I have had to replace the Print-head twice at $565 each, the Maintenance Cartridge another $85 and countless number of print cartridges. Today was the last straw. The Purge Unit is now dead.
Summary: Great machine, 1 paper jam in three years. Only thing negative is it is a tad difficult to load sometimes. The roll will crunch up. Not always, sometimes, maybe its me..... Also, I have it in a very dusty shop office in a steel shop. This thing is bullet proof if it can survive here. To be clear, I only use it for construction documents which are primarily black and white line drawings.
Summary: After throwing out our reletively new HP plotter because of service issues, we purchased this IPF 610, hoping that Canon made a better product. It worked for a couple months then started jamming and giving me "sensor failures". I didn't call tech support until 4 days after my warranty was up. they sent out a tech for $ 764.00 and he ended up telling me that my paper had too high of moisture content to run in this machine.
Summary: I have used HP plotters for about 15 years prior to trying this Canon unit. I tried this unit after a 7 year old HP Plotter died. (I was a little disappointed with HP's lack of interest in supporting anything over 4 years old - drivers, etc.). I really wanted to like this printer. The design looked sleek and the built in paper tray and ability to switch from tray to roll feed in an instant was great. Unfortunately, in real world use, this printer is a nightmare.
Summary: I have owned more than on large format printer. This one is expensive to maintain and operate. It has inherent engineering flaws that cause paper jams of any roll media. The $700.00 print head clogs. The build quality is marginal. Run, don't walk, to HP or something else. Canon is a disappointment in general. They are like BP: all hype and no substance.
Summary: We have used this printer for over two years now in our design office - it works great on our Mac network and has photo quality output - most cad printers can't do that - we print a lot of color renderings in 11x17 and 24"x42" size - we have printed over 5000 square feet of drawings before having to replace the printhead this year .... the ink cartridges are large and yes they cost +\- $70 but they last around 300'x24" feet of color printing.
Summary: This would be an excellent printer... if it worked. Loading paper is very sensitive, the cartridges are very expensive and don't seem to last very long, after 12 months of use, our roll feeder started chewing up the paper, and after 12 months no printhead cleaning work -- hence, we'll need to buy another print head. We've had other color large format printers before (e.g., HP) that were problematic themselves, but not nearly so problematic as the iPF610. Look elsewhere.
Excerpt: ...Grande stampante per grandi formati. La Canon imagePROGRAF iPF610 stampa su fogli A1, è studiata in modo particolare per la stampa di planimetrie sofisticate, come quelle che si possono ottenere lavorando con il CAD. Anzi, la stampante è pensata appositam ...