Summary: I bought this printer several years ago and it has served me well. HOWEVER, my computer recently died and I bought a MacBook Pro to replace it. After getting it home and trying to get my new computer to talk to the printer (couldn't find a printer driver), I sent a message to Technical Support at...
Summary: I have had this for years now, seems like about 8 years as I got it when it first came out. This printer just keeps on going and going. I am even more thankful for it after purchasing an HP 8500 which had ink just explode all over the inside of the unit and is worthless now.
Summary: I have used (and loved) an ip5000 for several years. When it died a year ago I finally got a next-generation printer that dislikes the economy of hand filling ink cartridges. Now I have "my old friend" back again. The love affair continues.
Summary: It has had everything happen to it, and has sat getting dusty for years, I hooked it up to my new laptop hoping it would work....it installed itself automatically without software and I was printing beautiful color decorations for my son's party in minutes. I wish they would still make this printer.
Summary: In the past I always went with Epson. But the last Epson I had was junk so thought I'd try Canon. What a great machine the ip 5000 is. I print QSL cards on it using a thicker stock and they look great. Day-to-day printing is good as well.
Summary: I'm repeating a post I made under the iP4000, the printer I bought, because these 2 printers are very similar. there may be something here that could impact your decision about the iP5000 (or be useful in your use of it) too.