Summary: I've owned this printer for just over 2 years and every time I use it, I get frustrated with something. I don't have much good to say about it accept possibly the looks and it appears to have a good amount of features...even though I don't use any of them. The wireless seems to work OK with some of my computers but not others. Why?? No idea. All computers are Apple and recognize the printer the same.
OK if you want to spend $50 on ink every two months
Missing The Mountains, Amazon
17 February 2014
Summary: All of the other reviews about this thing BLOWING through ink because of the constant cleaning cycles are accurate. I literally never actually print in colored ink-- my default is always set to black & white. Yet every two months I am somehow out of colored ink again (and I even tried the tips in the other reviews regarding turning off the sleep mode, etc.
Summary: This printer is awful. I've had 2 other Canon printers and I loved them. This one is terrible. It doesn't stay connected to my wireless network. I have to continually re-set it up. It's extremely slow printing, going through countless shimmies and shakes before printing. The extra ink adds zero difference to photos or color documents. Spend your money on another printer.
Summary: I got this on special and was so excited that I bought one for my neighbor also and his print heads went out also so read the reviews before buying a printer but I would take this one off your list !
Summary: I have looked all over the internet for way to fix this problem and I am about to trash this brand new printer. I always get "printer offline" in the My Printer status report. This is so tiresome, I have un-installed, re-installed, deleted, re-deleted, updated, EVERYTHING!!!
Wastes TONS of ink with needless cleaning cycles!!!
Michael Timo, Amazon
1 September 2013
Summary: This printer is the single most frustrating thing in my life!!!! It CONTINUALLY cleans and cleans, and wastes endless amounts of ink doing so. It goes into a cleaning cycle before you print, and after you print, and again when you turn it off. I'm constantly waiting for the cleaning cycle to end, and you can't power it off to bypass the cleaning either, because that just starts another cleaning cycle!!!
Summary: This is a great printer and scanner, etc., but it is extremely difficult to set up with Win 8. Canon does provide Win 8 drivers and software, but quite often the installation fails when it comes to detecting the printer either wirelessly or with usb. At the times the best that you can do is to have generic drivers, but that won't help with the scanning and you will have little control over the printer. Makes it a complete waste.
Per Canon Customer Support: "Not compatible" with Microsoft products
5 December 2012
Summary: We got this printer in April, 2012. I was very happy with the quality of pictures it printed. But like other reviews state, it ran out of ink quickly. Initially, I didn't think much of it (I had been printing a lot of photos). I changed all the ink cartridges about a month or two into owning the printer. That's when things went really bad. Now EVERYTHING I print, except black text documents, prints with an orange/yellow/neon hue.
Summary: All you folks singing the praises of this printer and the 226 ink cartridges must be deluded or on the take. I have to replace a 226 cartridge after about 75 pages. I've never seen a printer and cartridges this stingy. If you're considering buying a CANON printer that uses these cartridges, run away fast. You'll spend more on ink than you paid for the printer in less than a week. Worst printer and worst cartridges I've ever invested in. Do Not Buy.