Brilliant for everything but printing - wastes SO much ink!
5 November 2013
Summary: I'm a massive fan of Canon and so I was pleased to narrow down my choice for a new wireless printer/scanner to this range. Requiring everything but the ability to scan directly from negatives/slides, which comes with the MG8150 model, I settled on the MG6150. Initially I was very pleased with my choice. The machine looks great! Wireless set-up was a doddle, scanning was easy and great quality, and the copy function simple and effective.
Summary: I love this machine! it must be something about its glossiness, just sitting there looking all shiny. Oh! and then there's the prints, which are perhaps the best I have seen. If this is profiled right with good paper. It really is a treat for the eyes! 6 months later, Machine tells me the ink reservoir is full and needs servicing. Currently there is no way to do this at home, as you need Canon to do this for you, with codes and so forth -which costs money!
Summary: Great print quality, but guzzles ink - I've even ran out of colour ink without even printing in colour. Having had the printer now for 6 months, I've spent more on colour ink that I did in 2 years with my previous epson printer - and that's with minimal printing of colour ever with this canon printer! The last set of official cartridges I purchased resulted in 3 out of the 4 colour cartridges running dry without me EVER printing anything in colour.
Summary: I bought this printer on the basis that it was highly recommended here on Amazon. What I was looking for was a relatively cheap printer/scanner combo that supported printing over wifi. The good points, - it supports wifi - it has a scanner - print quality is fine (I'm really looking for good points here - I expect any printer on the market today to give acceptable quality) The bad points, - took a while to piece together out of the box.
Summary: My first Canon printer and probably my last! The wifi is good, setting it up a bit drawn out. The quality whilst good comes no where near my Epson of two plus years old. Then there are six cartridges which seem to positively eat ink and the replacement process is a complete pain. Unlike Epson who thoughtfully bundle the inks to purchase Cannon have taken bizarre pleasure in doing part bundles of some of what you need.