Summary: I am a certified technician for Canon (and other manufacturers) printers, and I can run down a few of the strong/weak points of this model. Overall, this is a good machine for occasional users, but doesn't deliver the best quality available.
Excerpt: I purchased this printer during the boxing day sales, and it's exceeded all of my expectations. I know that printers are often sold at a loss as the manufacturers think they'll make it back in ink purchases, but this seemed too good to be true!
Pros: Long lasting ink, CD printing, two trays, easy to use software package .
Excerpt: First of all, the looks strike you. I feel that this printer is one of those, 'you love it or hate it', deals. I love it. It doesnt have any large protruding parts that you cant simply fold shut when not in use.
Excerpt: This printer boasts features and is the printer everyone needs. I paid £80 for my ip3000 about 2 months ago, the only reason I bought it is so that I could print directly onto the face of CD's and DVD's.
Excerpt: I bought this printer on spec after reading several glowing reports in the computer press and seeing how good a mates printer was. Having had 4 Epsons bomb out in as many years (just out of warranty of course), I will never touch and Epson again.
Pros: Superb Print Quality, Exceptional borderless Photos, Fast, Cheap Compatible Ink Cartridges, Well Made, Prints on printable CDs/DVDs too
Cons: No parallel connection . Does not make coffee
Excerpt: i have owned this printer for approx 9 months now and have found it to be very usefull. i have owned epson printers in the past and found them the ink to be very expensive so i thought i would try canon and it is the best thing i could have done, the print quality is very good for both photo's and...
Excerpt: I bought this printer after getting bored of paying a fortune for ink. The ink for this comes in 3 colours and one black. Therefore when one colour has run out, you simply replace that colour, instead of the whole cartridge. Great if you use loads of cyan and not alot of magents for examlpe.
Pros: Seperate paper holders, cheap ink, prints straight onto cds
Excerpt: Retail Price is £78.99, which is fantastic for such a flexible and quality printer. This printer is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. The printer comes with an easy to use CD to install the software, which wizard should take over to easy instalation.