Summary: THROW IT IN THE GARBAGE, I just get the urge to be informitive when something fails me. This printer worked a little while then quit working all together. Probally along the lines of the feeder review I just read. I would'nt salvage one for ten dollars unless you want a stupid look on your face when a new printer don't work. Maybe ten dollars would be worth it but you get the point. I agree, where is the consumer protection against failing products.
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.
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: 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.
Summary: I'm so disgusted with Canon. I will never buy another Canon product. I'm sure there are many people who are satisfied with this printer or other Canon products, but my experience has been horrible. I purchased this printer several months ago, but immediately reported that the ink cartridges ran out waaaay too quickly, which was probably due to my cartridges spurting out ink from the right side of the carriage inside the printer. No problem, I think...
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 the worst printer I have ever had the misfortune to own. It came with no USB printer cable, the included ink prints smudgy and there is no output tray to catch the print jobs. The owner manual is badly written. Unfortunately I also bought the expensive ink at the same time. As soon as I can get over to Home Depot to find a decent printer this one is trash.
Summary: Only an old 1980s "dot matrix" printer is louder than this little unit, and the printer is constantly shuffling its print head and rollers around noisily when I'm not even printing. The prints are acceptable on glossy photo paper, but photos are just a muddy mess when using matte photo paper (even Canon's own, and when specifying paper type to the printer drivers).