Summary: I got this printer from Walmart at a cheap price. I am happy with the print quality and don't mind the loud noise and shake pretty good. The disappointment I have is that this damn printer eat up ink way to fast for my liking. Eat up a set of cartrige with probably less than 100 pages. I print mostly black color. But where the hack is my color ink go? It is dry up about the same time as black ink.
Summary: This printer is a mess. Yes, it's inexpensive (mine was free with rebate). But it's your classic loss leader, "razor and blade" model - give the printer (razor) away, stick it to the customer on cartridges (blades). Canon software for this printer is programmed to reject refilled cartridges, even good ones. The printer routinely breaks in some fashion or another. Streaky, substandard printing, even with Canon carts.
Summary: The printed output is not really all that good. But it works for me. Have had it for 6 months or so but only print a couple of pages a month. When the ink goes out I will buy another printer as the ink refill costs are just too much.
Summary: Seems to print fine, the PC and printer disconnected a couple of times in the middle of printing, not sure if this will continue. I loaded this on my laptop using XP OS. The paper feed sounds like a trap door opening, its very loud. The size is small, this will make a great companion to my laptop for travel. No page catcher. seems this would be and easy item to include. I like the fact that all the color ink is in 1 cartridge.
Excerpt: The Canon PIXMA iP1800 Inkjet Printers I am reviewing were both purchased at a regular WalMart super center. The original printer that I purchased was only about $50 and worked quite well in the beginning. Pages, both color and black and white, printed up fairly quickly and the print qualities were good. I was happy with the results and the efficiency of this printer until less then a month of use later the printer suddenly quit feeding the paper.
Summary: I bought this locally at a famous low-price leading retailer on an impulse (I needed a new printer anyway). They had it for about 10% less than Amazon which I thought, thought, was a great deal. Little did I know it was not. The old adage does hold true for this printer, "you get what you pay for." First off, I know the ink cartridges that come with new printers are just to get you started. I printed off 10 4x6's and the color ink was already showing 1/4 gone.
Summary: This printer produces decent output for this price range. Real-world Speed is quite good and appropriate for any occasional printing. A bit on the wide side but does not occupy too much desk space. My main complaint however, is that Canon (like most other printer manufacturers for low-end printers) sells the black dye and color ink cartridges at a very steep price.
Summary: Nice little printer, strangely I got it cheaper two years ago from high street than its current price. Good for printing long documents, very long warm up time. Reminds me of an old American muscle car engine, once it gets shaking so does my whole desk, and can be heard for miles. Once it actually starts printing its a fairly pleasant experience, prints fairly quick on lowest quality settings (I used it to print draughts of documents, printed final copies in university).