Summary: I got this printer to use as a printer to print edible images for my cake decorating. I also purchased the edible inks but it did not come with the photo black. Does anyone know if you can use the ordinary photo black with the rest of the edible ink? Does not make sense. Can't seem to find edible photo black ink.
Summary: This is my second Canon printer, the previous (S800) lasted for about 10 years until I wore out the print-head. The ip-3600's internal construction does not appear to be as good as the S800; however it is easy to set up and get to work and it provides well balanced color prints immediately. The print quality of both documents and photographs is very good.
Summary: I obtained this printer as a replacement for an ip 4550 on which the on/off switch no longer functioned (a built in fault?). The new printer is much the same as my old 4550 so I knew what to expect, the only MAJOR disappointment is that the cartridges hold a much lower volume of ink therefore my running costs are going to be considerably higher.
Not a bad budget printer, but build quality could be improved
16 June 2011
Excerpt: Now to pay a visit to the Canon IP3600. This is a 'no-frills' budget printer, having no wireless, scanner or copier functions. Originally, RRP was £80 but can now be picked up for as little as £60. Very much an entry level printer, but with the added benefit of being economical through its use of 5 ink tanks like the more expensive ranges.
Summary: Invented by someone who's never used one I think. Bad points - initially awkward ink cartridge setup; overly complicated paper feeds - two where just one would do; constant removal of paper tray if need to put printer away when not in use - it juts out from the bottom of the machine and is very loose, or if doing much double- sided printing or a lot of refilling; takes time and lots of whirring to get started; very delicate, won't take much careless handling.