Summary: After much research (ok, I asked on a 4x4 forum, but I did find a guy who repairs printers for a living), I bought this unit strictly for pictures. Yes, set up time is slow for the first print. Following prints aren't exactly lightning fast, but perfectly fine for printing some family pictures after dinner. Heck, it is much faster than my wife and I deciding which picture of the dog should go on the fridge. And yes, the borders don't align 100% once in a while.
Excerpt: We purchased this PIXMA to replace our old HP Photosmart print that had finally given up the ghost after quite a few years. The major reason we purchased the PIXMA is because it offered printability directly onto CD and DVDs. This is something that we use in the office on a regular basis and had difficulty finding newwer printers that offered this feature. Overall the printer is nice, and easy to install.
Summary: When my Canon Pixma IP4500 stopped working, I thought it would be easy to find a similar printer that excelled at both home office tasks and printing photos. It seems that since my purchase 7 years ago, the printer world has split into two groups - multifunction printers for scanning and printing, and dedicated printers for photos.
Summary: Couldn't be easier to use. LOVE IT. My technologically impaired Mom is even able to print using this, with ease! Pictures print RIGHT UP to the edge on all paper sizes I've tried so far, so I don't have to worry about sizing. Super simple to connect to our wireless network as we have WPS on our router. The app installed itself on my Windows 8 laptop when connected to the network, but for my mom's Windows 7 and Vista computers I had to use the installation disk.
Summary: Inexpensive. Quality print. Ramping up, frustratingly slow. Almost decided to send back because of this. Seems to be demanding on ink. But does an exceptional job in printed output, pictures and text.
Summary: The printer arrived on time and in one piece. It took me a while to figure something out. This printer actually has 2 print trays. My hand naturally went to the upper tray. That holds smaller sized photo paper, 4x6, 5x7, etc. It also has another tray attached underneath for CD's! I didn't realize all of this. There's a 2nd, lower, tray that holds 8x11 paper. I printed out a test sheet and it was horrible! Everything as all yellow. I printed out several more samples.
Conclusion: Expensive ink cartridges with proprietary chips that are so small they dry out before you can use them. A buggy, slow interface. WiFi does not work properly. There is nothing to like about this Canon product. While I am writing this, the printer is refusing to print a photograph because the text black ink has dried out. Awful, awful, awful. The last Canon inkjet printer I will ever own.
Cons: Slow Print Speed, Large Footprint, unreliable, expensive ink, short ink cartridge life
Excerpt: Purchased another Canon to replace PIXMA IP4000 because of 8 yrs or so of faithful service and superior photo prints. Canons use a lot of ink - probably that is why the photos turn out nice. But draft or speed mode for my text printing saves ink is is almost always adequate to my needs. As many users who complained about the dropping of the rear feeder, I miss that feature but have not had difficulties in printing 4x6 photos - have yet to try letter size photos.