When it prints photos, it's awesome... that's "when"
Craig Carlson, Amazon
28 February 2013
Summary: The quality of photos is pretty good. But if you are considering a printer for your home office this one is simply not recommended. The iP3600 takes a lot of time to prepare to print and often experiences errors that require turning off and turning on, unplugging power and replugging in and resetting. I have sometimes needed 2 hours to simply print a 10 page report going through these protocols to try to get it to print.
Summary: I had been looking around for an inexpensive printer to print edible images. I finally found this one along with the edible ink. I thought it was a bargain, but I was wrong ! I contacted Cannon with a technical question and they indicated this printer should NOT be used for edible images. I explained I had even purchased the edible ink cartridges (Cannon).
Summary: It's not bad at printing photos (obviously because it's meant for that), but don't even try to print paper. I'd rather get a printer that can do a great job at both. First off, when you load the paper in the tray it doesn't fit so you have to have sides of the paper hanging off, and then the printer pretty much eats all the paper and prints it at once, so you have to have the exact amount of paper, not to much or it will jam and print at the same time.
Summary: I would not recommend this printer to a single person. The only good thing about it is that you can buy 3rd party ink pretty readily. Printing anything takes about 5 minutes of noises and a blinking light. After about every 5th page the printer thinks that its out of paper, and I must fiddle with the tray and paper button for 30 seconds. Half of the documents that I send the printer are never actually printed. Overall the printer is just a piece of junk.
Another stupid product from printer makers who should know better
1 December 2011
Summary: Once again, HP has released an ink-jet printer that is unable to inform the computer when it is running out of an ink color. How totally STUPID to have a color printer run out 20 copies with incorrect color because one color ran out during the run. Thanks, HP, for another mindless capability....
Summary: I have successfully printed one document with this printer. Setup was relatively easy, but it is more prone to paper jams than any other printer I've owned. When it does print, it usually prints crooked or prints unreadable text. I can't think of a single purpose this type of printer could fill. Paperweights are usually much smaller.
Summary: Per good ratings on Amazon I bought the Canon ip3600. Turns out that it would not feed the paper from the bottom feeder. The paper more often than not would jam. The few pages that did print produced clean quality, easy to read images. Fortunately I was able to return the printer for a refund. I have yet to assess the high cost of ink. Fortunately I have no need for doing any volume of printing!!
Excerpt: "...plastic. Surely the designers at Canon should have known that those attachments where likely to be handled the most! After printing just 20 photos, on 6*4" paper, the on-screen ink capacity indicator is now showing that the Photo Black cartridge is nearly empty! - ink capacity appears to be very, very, poor for this product. Limited to using Canon's software to get the best out of photo printing - printed photos directly from Windows Gallery, but, ...
Pros: Good photo printing
Cons: The "cartridge" issue and flimsy construction
Canon Pixma iP3600: Go for it if you have patience
1 December 2008
Summary: This printer is great for everyday use such as letters and children's homework's, although not for printing photographs. The ink runs out very fast and costs £30 per refill and in my experience, the black normally runs out at the same time as the colour cartridge. I also find the paper feed is slow to catch and you are unable to fill to or even near its holding capacity of 300 sheets.