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 Apple and they said it was Canon who has not provided the driver. So I wrote Canon. Today I got a response.
An oldie by the goodie - digital color photo printer
19 April 2013
Summary: Great inkjet work horse because of the low cost for ink replacements for this printer. This printer does not depend on the more expensive cartridge refills that force you do be dependent upon the manufacturer for over priced ink. No IC chip cartridges. Connect this printer to a Raspberry Pi with CUPS and gutenprint and you have an instant low cost network color printer available to the family.
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. The ip5000 is a quality and precise printer with great results, and I hope mine lasts a long time to come.
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: The condition of the product I received was not good. To explain: The top feed tray door broken off hindge lugs and the front feed tray door also broken off the hindge lugs. After the machine was repaired and the print head cleaned the printer is working O.K., so far.
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. Canon, please make more of these. I could make out with this printer....I love it so much!