Summary: We purchased this printer for a client that needed a small footprint color/B&W printer. This one fits the bill very well. Canon recommends using their own replacement cartridges, however, we've used LD Products refills and they work very well. Negatives to this purchase were: 1.
Summary: What's most interesting is that I bought this printer, including shipping, for less than what I would pay for the ink cartridges that come with it, without shipping.
Pros: For an inexpensive printer, the printouts from this are excellent and the speed is good.
Cons: I was a bit disappointed by the inks. They are advertised as smudge resistant, but, they smudge just as much as any other inks I've used. The printer itself is very noisy when feeding the paper as compared to my former printer (An older Canon). The footprint is also much bigger than my last print...
Summary: When I bought this printer, I was not expecting much for the price and was pleasantly suprised. The print quality and speed is very good; the cartridges are a larger size and refillable, which is important to me.
Summary: I have used it for over 4 months. It's an inexpensive unit, but it serves well. I have not experience any problem thus far. The printing quality is pretty good either on plain or photo papers in b/w or color. At this price I'm happy with it.
Summary: I've had the Canon Pixma iP1600 Photo Printer for 3 months and have had no problems printing 5-10 pages (on average) daily of mixed color and black and white content. I can't recall of it ever jamming, either, even when printing muti-page documents.
Summary: with such a cheap printer you can't go wrong. It actually prints quite fast. Only real downside is that it doesn't have separate cartridges for all the colors, but at the price you can't really expect this feature. If you mainly print documents and only the occasional graphics (newsletters, etc.
Summary: I stopped buying very expensive printers that I just use to print text and very few pictures. I have 2 dedicated photo (expensive) printers for that. This printer is great! I read the negative reviews and don't understand what those people expected from this printer.
Summary: I got this for about fifty bucks a few months ago and have had no problems with it. It definitely produces good, usable copies for a cheap price. Also, the replacement cartridges are cheaper and hold more fluid than do HPs. They definitely last longer which is a big improvement.