Summary: The "fail" list for this product is too long. I gave it a star because I had to, not because it deserved one. This is by far the most poorly built product that I have ever purchased. i have been a Canon (desktop) printer customer for as long as they have been making them and have been more than happy until I purchased this printer. Canon must be privately hanging their head in shame. For me, it will prevent me from purchasing a Canon in the future.
Summary: Very Pleased with setup and performance so far the only thing that was not as expected was the print speed when doing duplex printing there is a long hesitation between printing side one and side two.
Summary: This printer works pretty well for me. I use it for large format schematics on plain paper and large photos for my wife. This printer is just like my old i860 in that it requires that you print a nozzle check every day. Failure to do this will result in premature print head failure. Even doing this, you can expect to replace a print head once a year. I keep new print heads in stock. The ink is quite inexpensive from China.
Summary: The only printer I could buy for my Mac at the local Apple store was a Canon, and it has given me problems ever since I replaced the first (which collapsed after three years of light usage). Plus, the cost of the color or black cartridge is obscene. I'm switching to another printer today.
Summary: We've owned the Canon iX7000 for almost a year--and it's dead. The printhead is fried and will not print anything. It has NEVER been an easy or intuitive product to use. We have used only Canon OEM inks--and no matter hwo careful one is, they spill, squirt or squish ink all over your hands and the inside the printer. I still have never found a way to load new inks without making at least some mess.
Summary: I really expected more for this "Business" printer. First off, the whole setting it up over the network is so arcane and bizarre. I should be able to just plug the printer into a switch and be done with it. But no, First you have to plug it in using USB and install the software in order to be able to print over a network. Doesn't play well with OSX or linux. Poorly built. The tabs that hold the paper in the tray keep breaking off.
Do NOT buy this printer for standards-compliant network use
2 December 2010
Summary: I will admit it -- I did not research carefully enough before purchasing for my heterogeneous office environment. Almost every network printer on the marketplace supports either IPP (CUPS), LPR, or SMB (Windows) protocols, and my printer servers can support any of the above seamlessly. This printer uses Canon's proprietary BNJP network protocol and not one of the standards.
Ok printer, but it died 2 months after warranty expired
Keri Kaba, Amazon
16 March 2010
Summary: I bought this printer for my small business for it's duplexing and wideformat capabilities. However, 1 year and 2 months into it's life it started printing scratches on all the paper (one of the rollers or paper handlers was scratching it)--deep grooves/scratches into the paper to the point where it was almost tearing the page. Then just last week, it completely died. I hoping to see if Canon will fix it even though it's a few months out of warranty.
Summary: This printer spends more time cleaning itself and doing maintenance than printing. DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER THIS PRINTER IF SPEED IS IMPORTANT! I sent a single page to this thing and it is now @ three minutes later and the dam printer is still performing some kind of internal maintenance or whatever process. I had an HP DeskJet 1220C, which was an awesome printer, but after about ten years it finally died. Read good reviews about this Canon, but don't believe them.