Summary: I was looking for printers at the retail stores. They all seemed so pricey and had their flaws. I bought a HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 because a website had glowing reviews on its photo printing quality. So I paid big bucks to get the new model. The photo printing was a flop.
Canon PIXMA IP 1700 printer bought from Amazon.com
Sudhindra "Sudhi", Amazon
24 March 2012
Summary: The quality of the printer (CANON PIXMA iP 1700) bought Amazon is horrible. On the website the condition of the printer was mentioned as "Good", but is really worst and has hardly worked. I feel cheated and frustrated.
Summary: Canon printers tend to take a little longer to start up because of the effort Canon has put in developing technology that not only keeps print heads from clogging, but gives them a little refreshing job so the first page is as good as the last...
Pros: The price of the ink is much better than most of HP's however not the best for canon (pg-40 a tiny bit more than 1$ per mL) (HP ranges from over 1$ per mL to 2 or more $ per mL) The quality is great (as always for canon) It prints crystal clear pictures in standard mode and good text sheets almos...
Cons: It is a little bit on the noisy side. It very aggressively takes the paper. It's like claclick chunk clunk eeeeeeh ... But it is mostly because of the very high pages per minute this printer has (a pro). It barely shakes my desk and I have a room to myself so noise isn't an issue. Some people may...
Summary: I got this free with a monitor purchase at Fr$s. I hooked it up and printed some stuff, and then networked it. To bad its an ink jet. I perfer lazer printers. Then again this one was free. (I have 2 other printers. Another on the LBT port, and a third over the network on another PC. Why not us?
Pros: i never dealt with such unfriendly way to load paper, i have to feel one sheet at a time manually, very very strange design of paper feeder, but i cant complain - it is the cheapest prn and it prints afterall.
Cons: i wish the guy who designed the paper feeder will have this printer in his home forever.