Summary: I bought this used for a reasonable price. When it first arrived I kept getting an error when trying to install the ink cartridges. Turns out the printer had sat for a few months. I cleaned the heads and the cartridge, and all is well. I wanted a printer that you can purchase re manufactured ink for. I didn't want to spend a lot on ink. Secondarily, I wanted a printer that printed a decent amount of b/w per min. Lastly, I wanted it to be portable.
There are b etter options to spend you hard-earn dollars on
4 February 2013
Summary: CHEAP-CHEAP-CHEAP You get what you pay for! I generally liked the features of this printer, and being a very light user, it should have filled my needs nicely. Speed is really slow, but again for the little I use a printer, that was fine and to be expected for an inexpensive model. After it clicked, popped, whirred and sounded like a thrashing machine for a VERY long warmup time, it would produce a nice quality print or picture.
Summary: I bought this about 18 months ago and it still works fine. My reason for purchasing was wanting to have both my printers use the same ink cartridges and my research showed this model did. Amazing how ink cartridges are not standardized, even within a manufacturer's models. This model was out of production, but found it on Amazon! Buying bulk cartridges makes more sense this way.
Great as a printer, but consider a 3-in-1 if you want to scan/copy.
4 December 2012
Summary: I have owned the Canon PIXMA IP2600 for several years and found it to be of good quality. I recently acquired an Epson 3-in-1 to be able to scan and copy (also prints). I continue to use the PIXMA, primarily for black and white, as it holds more paper and the ink cost is less. A few months ago my laptop became damaged and had to be replaced.
Summary: I bought this because it was cheaper and easier than to get my broken one of the same model serviced, plus I had a few of the ink cartridges and I didn't want those to go to waste. The printer works as stated and is a great basic printer for anybody. I received the item quickly and with no issues. Great transaction!
Summary: Bought this to replace an old Canon PIXMA IP1600, they use the same ink cartridges and I was having problems constantly with the IP1600. Upon arrival of the 'new' printer, it seemed to work ok, but then I ran into the same problem of an error every time I attempted to print. Turned out to be a software issue that took quite a while to rectify. After working that out, this printer has been working just fine.
Summary: I bought this printer mostly because they last a long time with much printing..the cartridges can easily be refilled without the printer shutting down until you buy new...a plus because the newer printers wont let you do that...saves money and with everyday use i have one thats been used over a year..excellent..