Summary: This printer does everything I need it to do, quickly and efficiently. The price is down to earth and the quality is top notch. Easy to set up and customize. Too bad Canon doesn't make this model any more, but I expect to get a lot of time out of it.
Summary: I've been using mine since 2005, and it has never let me down. I've used various aftermarket cartridges and refill inks, and various papers. It keeps plugging away, and even prints cd's thanks to a friend in Germany who got me a tray for it. I really don't know what I'll do when this printer finally stops working. Simple, cheap ink tanks with NO stupid chips! Ink low? Squirt some in and keep going, or replace the tank with a super cheap aftermarket.
Excellent print quality and cheap cartridge replacement.
17 October 2011
Summary: My Missus got me this printer as a birthday gift some years back. The main "selling point" (to me) about this printer is the ink savings. This printer uses four narrow ink cartridges (red/blue/yellow/black) and one wide cartridge, which is an additional black. If one color cartridge becomes empty, you simply replace that one color. Now here's the super-cool thing.
A Great Printer that reveals the Greed of manufacturers
James H. Agans, Amazon
9 October 2011
Summary: I bought this printer about 8 years ago, and have replaced the printhead twice now. I am doing so again in spite of the fact that you can buy a new printer for nearly the price of the print head. Why are the printheads so expensive? Simple. Canon does not want these printers around any longer, because you can use simple Generic Ink Carts that cost about 2 bucks each, or less, which is what an ounce or so of ink should cost.
Pros: Extremely dependable, been there through thick and thin, and never had any hardware problems with it. Bought it in November 2004 and it still works great. I signed up for CNET just to review this printer!
Cons: It can run out of ink (lol). Seriously, I have only had one problem with this printer, described in the summary. .
Summary: Too Bad they aren't still being made. I have had three of them and they work great on the cheap ink. Don't believe the manufacturer's Ink is Ink. Just like Motor Oil is Motor. A premium factory motor oil doesn't work any better than a standard name brand oil. It's the same with ink.
Summary: Prior to buying the printer on Ebay, I already owned the same model at my home. The reason I bought the one on Ebay was that mine was leaking black ink on the first couple of sheets of paper when I printed something. The ink was always just on the leading edge of the paper. I was hoping a different one, but the same model would produce the same high quality prints but would not leak black ink.