Summary: Printer set up very easy. You will need a USB cord, as it does not come with one. It does not have a front tray to recieve paper or photos, but you only need a little table room to catch them. Quality of photos and print are very good. As I stated, it's great for a low priced unit. I don't know about ink life, or reliability of printer. Canon has a good reputation. It has got to be better than my last 2 Epsons..they were junk, and I wont buy again.
Summary: This is an inexpensive printer which does a very good job for the price. The black ink cartridge is separate from the color and the cartridges are very easy to install. I am very pleased with it.
Summary: I had had a Canon Pixma IP 1500 which finally died, so when I was buying a new one, I looked at the same line of printers and decided to get the Canon IP 1600. This printer is just a simple home printer that's versatile enough to do normal printing and photos too. I would recommend using genuine Canon ink cartridges, not generic or refilled cartridges. This printer is not especially fast.
Summary: I decided to buy this printer because ,first, its a Canon ,second, the price was right and because my old printer had bit the dust. What I like about this printer is its small footprint and how fast it prints, the software that came with it has some nice features. The draw backs are of course the cost of the ink carts.and the colors are all in one cart. For the price it's a good buy, I'll be using it for sometime to come.
Summary: I decided to buy this printer with the full knowledge that it was "first in breed" of a new line of disposable printers. Canon gives these away as promotions with the purchase of a new computer system or they can be bought separate at the sub $50.00 range. My previous printer the Canon I550 finally had the predicted print head problems and although it had worked well for a number of years I decided to chuck it and try the iP1600 instead.