Summary: I am on my 3rd Canon printer. The latest one I purchased 6 months ago and the rollers have stopped working. Before this one the light constantly flashed and would not print. Before that a horrendous clunking noise and then nothing. I will never purchase another piece of crap Canon again. They may have good cameras and that I would not even try because of their lousy printers.
Summary: I guess I should be happier based on the reviews that this printer even made it to the three year mark, but it was so lightly used, it still looks brand new. As most people have commented, it seems to use a lot of very expensive ink. Now, the paper feeder just stopped working and the printer is basically a paper weight. I work in IT and so I am used to working with HP printers many of which last 15-20 years or more.
"Worst printer ever. Never loads paper, then jams."
5 November 2010
Pros: Print quality is decent.
Cons: It will never load properly. The other day I finally got it to work, and today there is a "paper jam". There isn't. And I'm not an idiot, I'm actually pretty tech-savvy. This printer makes my blood boil.
Summary: Was not told or aware this is an out dated old model. It did not come with cable equipment and although I knew it did not come with ribbons, they are expensive and after the cost of purchasing ribbons and cable, I would have done better to buy a new Dell printer with much more features and it came with ribbons / cable / copy machine, etc. Now we see why this printer was so cheap. Not worth it.
Summary: I have the 1800 model (Canon Pixma ip1800) and there is a factory flaw in the paper feed mechanism so that the printer cannot actually print. They are sending me a new one, but I have already spend SO MUCH TIME dealing with other issues the printer presented out of the box; Vista compatibility problems, missing cables, etc. Caveat emptor!
Summary: This is far most the greatest mistake of all my "buyer's-life". The printer itself is good, but after 3 or 4 refills (I can't remember correctly), the cartridges self-destroyed themselves! Pixma ip1800 is pre-programmed to do that, if you refill inks for 3 or 4 times. It is completely useless to me right now. I am supposed to buy new inks, which cost like the printer itself, maybe even higher. I am not alone in this.
Summary: Don't buy it even though it's gotten some decent reviews and only cost $49. I've owned nothing but Canon's for the past 6 years--S450, S600, & S750 and they were very good printers while they lasted. The print head eventually seems to go bad on all of them and they stop printing correctly. But this ip1800 is in a different league altogether.