Summary: While staying in Sweden, I purchased this printer new in 05 at pretty steep cost over there. It's just now being sold and still working by girlfriend living there. But I recall her saying the inks were a problem, which simply the tanks were made too small of a container. Why do some say idiot things like HP lasted longer, when the tanks were ten times larger. HP could not make a printer that didn't sound and shake like a hay bailer in the field.
Summary: This printer guzzles ink like a Hummer drinks gas. I almost ALWAYS use grayscale printing and yet it consistently runs out of one of its 3 expensive color cartridges (which means you have to replace them before printing anything at all). I also have gotten incorrect error messages on numerous occasions - it's a tempermental little bugger. I get ten times as much ink out of a cartridge for my HP printer, and only need to keep track of two cartridges.
Summary: This printer is very convenient in our WiFi household [family with high school and college students, a couple of laptops, a couple of desktops, something different every day]. We used to keep a PC with attached Epson C80 printer on wired LAN. The PC had to be on and the printer had to be on. The print nozzles kept clogging, and Epson told me the solution was to power off the printer when not printing.
Summary: I originally purchased the Canon PIXMA IP4200 photo printer for use as a color printer (to print my school assignments), with the ability to print photos with some degree of accuracy. The 4200 worked well, but didn't have the ability to print on my home network with multiple platforms, mainly Mac Tiger 10.4 and Windows XP and 2000 Pro at the same time. That was really frustrating and unbelievable.
Exercise in frustration for low light pics--and very little control
20 September 2006
Summary: This printer has been an exercise in frustration. I was very happy with our Epson 200R, but we used it to death and wanted to try an upgrade. I should have bought 2 more of the Epsons. I like to take pics in low light, and this printer has not yet printed a low light print w/ enough detail. They are all horribly dark, muddy. The details drop out. The most frustrating thing is that the print driver gives very little by way of choice.
Summary: Despite what others have reported, I had no problems setting up the printer for both wired and wireless. I do recommend setting it up wired first. My 2nd computer prints via the DLink wireless router with no problems. The power button on the printer is pretty well hidden (black button on a black case) but I discovered the auto power on/off setting which works great, even with wireless. The duplex feature is great and photos print nicely.
Summary: This printer is wonderful. The print quality is as good as you get through snapfish or similar digital processing companies - assuming you step up and buy good photo paper. The output speed is excellent in both color and black. The flexibilty of having two paper trays works well for me as I have the printer hidden away in a draw and connected wirelessly to my hub/router.
Summary: The setup and installation was very easy. The text printing is fast and very good. The photo printing is also very good. Like having the cassette for photo paper and don't have to switch the feeder. I am very happy with the printer. The network is nice because my machine doesn't slow down when others want to print. This is a very good value for it's price.
Summary: Positive: I've had this printer about three months. The printing quality of both photos and text is very good - considerably better than the quality of the Epson Color 800 it replaced. It is fast and reasonably quiet. The two sided printing and the dual paper sources are nice features. Negative: The reviews of this printer indicated that the five separate ink cartridges would provide an economical ink supply. This has not been the case.
Summary: If you need an inkjet with wireless, ethernet and USB network capibility at a great price, this is a no brainer. Picked mine up for around $165. shipped. Good quality printing and almost as fast as my B+W laser in default mode. Setup is easy but tedious. Using wireless and ethernet at the same time is possible, but requires some advanced networking knowledge.