Conclusion: 1. This printer absolutely will not make a decent print on anything except photo paper. Of course I'm a graphic designer so decent means something different to me than to an average user. It makes beautiful graphic prints on photo paper, so my portfolio looks fabulous but I cannot print on any kind of cardstock; it absolutely will not print well. So my Christmas cards look bad. 2. Also, it refuses to print envelopes; they always feed crooked.
Pros: Easy Setup, Small Footprint, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use, quiet
Cons: unreliable, narrow range of paper compatibility, seems fragile
Conclusion: Well, to start with I found this printer on-line to replace a 6 yr old Canon iP6700 photo printer that died due to a surge. The iX worked for 8 days then quite connecting with the computer. The USB port on the printer is defective. Otherwise, it's a really nice printer when it first arrived.
Pros: Easy Setup, durable, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use, low ink usage
Cons: unreliable, case shows finger prints and smudges
Conclusion: I wanted a no frills basic printer, as I print a lot of photos. This one is very good. Prints fast with excellent results, though I have not had need to try printing in oversized formats as of yet. The one complaint is that this is an ink hog. The canisters are very small and thus run out very quickly. The expense adds up very quickly. I've had to do basic printing in B&W from an old Canon unit and it still feels like this one sops up the ink incredibly fast.
Pros: reliable, Easy Setup, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use
Summary: I recently purchased this printer because I wanted a photo printer and when I saw the price for this one I decided to make the move. Absolutely no regrets! I do a lot of concert photography and wanted to print out some of my images and combined with MOAB matte photo paper the results have been spectacular. The quality of this printer is amazing. Yes, it does help that my images are properly prepared in post processing but that's what one is supposed to do, right?
Summary: These are mostly faults on me not the printer. #1 It is NOT wireless. So make sure you know that before purchasing (as I wrongly assumed all printers now days have that capability) Though not a problem. ..except... #2 It does NOT come with a usb cable. So after I purchased it, and saw it had a power cord but no connection cord to the PC- I had to dig through my box of wires to see if I had anything.
Summary: Okay, not really, but I did buy a spare. Seriously. My last printer was a Canon ip4200, which lasted forever. Okay, five years or so. Now a replacement ip4200 costs an arm and a leg, and losing mine really, really hurt. (Try finding a printer with Win ME!) Yes, there is one Win ME graphics program that I must have, with no XP equivalent. So now I must do my graphics on ME, then transfer them to my XP computer to print.
Summary: I was looking at so many other Canon printers, that I failed to notice a few things about this one. Pro: Not only does it do large (13x19") prints, it also uses heavier paper and card stock. Canon is phasing out printers with the ability to do printing on a heavier paper stock. Since I do covers, recipe cards, greeting cards, etc., this was a must. It limited my choice in printers. Con: It is NOT Wi-fi and it doesn't have a scanner.
Summary: I needed to print 50 11x17 posters, and the price I was quoted from the print shop was almost exactly what a used Pixma iX6520 cost here on Amazon. With the great reviews and the cheap price, I figured what the hell...and I'm glad I did! Using 13" x 19" Canon Luster Photo Paper with the 5 Pack Canon compatible ink cartridges is a great conbination. (FYI: The Canon FAQ says to set your preferences to "Photo Semi-Gloss II" if you don't see an option for "Luster".