model is at end of service life - print heads eventual fail
12 June 2013
Summary: At one time, this was a good four-color printer, with several advantages, including low ink cost (even the official Canon ink). I got several years of service out of mine, before the print head suddenly failed. I've had no luck salvaging old units for a replacement head - most have similar issues. If you still want to get this printer, here are a few practical suggestions, to help avoid disappointment. #1 is by far the most important.
Summary: Ever wonder why these old Canon printers are going for so much money on eBay? Because they can be easily modified to print CDs and DVDs! Units sold in the USA were banned from printing disks because of a patent issue, but the necessary parts and tray are cheaply available on eBay. Printers work great, use cheap ink, seem to last almost forever.
Summary: Printer doesn't work. Plugged usb into laptop and was recognized. Tried to print and got a message printer offline. Checked properties and an error WASTE INK ERROR and yellow ink out. Could not get printer cartridge carrier to stop in center so cartridges could be changed. Filed claim with PayPal and still pending. I have owned 4 of this model printer and it is an excellent printer when you have one that works. Below it asks if I would recommend this product to a friend.
Summary: I have owned 5 of these printers over the last several years. I work them to death. I bought them 2 at a time after I wore out the first one. Pros... 1) Fast, higher quality document printing. I own an environmental company and I print many long reports (100-300 pages) at 4-5 copies per report, with at least 30-50 pages of color photos, maps, etc. in each copy. These little printers have served me very, very well. 2) Low cost third party ink cartridges.
Summary: Great Printer. Great value! Love it use it non stop ever day of the week. Cheap ink, Takes a lick and keep on ticking! Love it to death! Cons well, I can't think of any... Doesn't do the dishs!!!
Summary: I bought this printer because it is one of the "very" few that will except the ink cartridges that I have on hand. Some of the other Canon printers may take the Black or the colors but Not both. My old printer was a Canon i560 which I loved but it suddenly went bad. I have used the iP3000 for about a month and so far so good.
Summary: This is an easy printer to use this is my second prima that I have had, I would recommend this printer to anyone mainly because of the inks and that it is soo easy to use and one can also print pictures right from your camera if you so chose I would get another one if this one stops working I do a lot of printing so this one may only last 5 years like the last one did