Good enough to buy again - That speaks as well as anything for a product
3 January 2013
Summary: I owned this printer before this particular item came up on eBay but as it was used heavily - it eventually needed some repairs that I didn't want to make so I purchased this very slightly used printer on eBay to replace the one I had & liked so much.
This is an outstanding printer.Eight color cartridges.
30 December 2008
Summary: I have used the Canon printers including the i960, the pixma i6000, the i9900 as well as this iP8500 and all of them do a superb job. I print lots of photos and find the very inexpensive compatible ink cartridges to work well.
Summary: Printers tend to be unwieldy. I generally expect mandatory annoyances, errors, mysteries, and lots of wasted paper and wasted ink when it comes to printing. However, Canon really threw me for a loop with their recent high-quality photo printers.
Summary: I bought my Pixma iP8500 brand new and used it very little. When it was working it did a good job, though the quality of the photo prints were not breathtaking. After 2 years the printer quit working from one second to the other. I contacted Canon but they could not help or did not want to.
Summary: As many other reviews both here on Amazon and elsewhere attest, this is an incredible printer. The photos are amazing and the printer is really fast. Unlike previous printers where you more or less went and did something else while waiting for a print-out, you can just hit print and see the photo...
Summary: I bought this printer a year ago and am just writing a review as it has stood the test of time. I had previously only used epson printers, but as I go thru spurts of printing found that their ink cartridges clogged if not used regularly. The PIXMA IP8500 absolutly does not do this!!!!