Summary: Very reliable, trouble-free on my Mac Pro system. After some bad experiences with third-party cartridges and Epson printers, I changed brands and learned to stick with genuine brand ink. Third-party inks tend to clog print heads, and the design of Epson inkjet printers is highly prone to clogging.
Canon printers would be great if they were reliable
R. Hartzell "TiVo Unbox user", Amazon
30 March 2012
Summary: I bought this printer a few years ago to replace a more expensive Canon printer that had given up the ghost. (That first Canon, which set me back $400 and used 8 ink cartridges, printed *gorgeous* photographs -- which is why I bought it -- for a little over 3 years, when its warranty ran out and I found one day that pressing the power button no longer turned it on. I took it to a Canon service center and was told it would cost $200 to fix.
Won't print in black and white if color ink is out
Dan Cox, Amazon
18 November 2011
Summary: Disaster as a point of sale printer since if say the yellow is out you can't continue to print your invoices! Doesn't matter if you select grayscale in the properties. It will refuse to print period... Cruel joke of a printer.
Summary: Like many on here I purchased this based on reviews and previous experiences with Canon. I'm beginning to regret it as the constant replacing of ink cartridges is getting to be a real pain. As others have pointed out, when one color runs out there is no way of printing in black and white. You either have all the cartridges functional or the thing will not print, in essence making it a really expensive paperweight until you get some more ink.
Summary: When you run out of color ink, it won't even allow you to print in black and white. Why? So that you constantly have to be purchasing every single ink-tank (spending more money, even if you don't need the color ink) in order to have a functional printer. I want to print out a standard black and white letter, but cannot since the "magenta" cartridge is out. Even with grayscale as the preset, there is no way around this...
"Excellent overall printer that just keeps going."
8 March 2011
Pros: Fantastic quality prints. Reasonably fast, even for full colour, full page photo prints. Nice that you can choose a back tray and bottom tray. Ink cartridges are simple to change. Ink lasts for quite awhile compared to other printers I've had.
Cons: I'm only wishing it had a scanner. Haven't found anything else that I don't like.
Summary: I absolutely love this printer. I've had it for over a year, now, and my only problem with it is that the ink cartridges that you buy at Walmart won't work in it. I have to buy the ink at Staples or order it from Canon or Amazon.com, which is a little inconvenient, but the printer is worth it. It prints great photos and I love the two paper trays, where I can store both regular paper and photo paper and it also makes it easy to do 2-sided printing.