Summary: What I didn't anticipate, is the fact that the used inkjet printer was on it's last leg. Even after buying another new printhead for it, it only lasted for a few copies. So I ended up buying a new printer. The lesson I learned is to never buy another used product.
Summary: This printer seems to print photos with a pink hue and nothing seems to get rid of the problem. Photos that print fine on color HP printers, print with a pink hue on this Canon printer...I've spent time on the phone with tech-support and they were unable to resolve the problem. Buy this printer at your own risk, you've been warned...I highly recommend HP printers, which is what I nearly purchased instead of this one! Don't make my mistake.
Summary: This was my first Canon printer and I was stunned at its initial performance. It produces photos that at 4x6 come close to the dye-sub prints you get commercially. But after living with the 4000 for a few months, I am planning to scrap it and go back to the Epson InJets or HP Lasers I relied on for years. I find this printer to be extremely easy to jam with letter-size paper, even when using stock with specifications right in the middle of Canon's recommended range.
Excerpt: "...my own making! But the Canon printer has a built-in death date when you have to have it serviced to replace the 'ink absorber'. This is not a user option. Unless you live next door to a authorised service centre, this will cost you almost as much as a new machine, so, once the period of grace expires when you can override the warning, your machine is dead. As there is no n/a option, scored manufacturer support as good. ...
Pros: excellent reliable versatile good quality output
Cons: slow start up, expensive oringinal cartridges and built in death date
Summary: Geblendet durch viele gute Testberichte in Computerzeitschriften habe ich mit großen Erwartungen den Drucker gekauft. Die Leistung war zunächst sehr gut, aber bald kam die herbe Enttäuschung: nach ca. 1000 Seiten gab der Drucker ohne jeglichen Fehlerhinweis die Arbeit auf! Das machte mich stutzig, und dann wurde ich in den entsprechenden Internetforen fündig, dass dies kein Einzelfall ist.