Summary: I own this printer. It was an awesome printer while it was still working. I did not have a problem with excessive ink consumption. I've had it for about two years. Very well taken care of, did not use it excessively, or let it sit for long periods. Kept it on a surge protector. I was sure that this printer would last for a long time. I was only on my second round of ink cartridges, still pretty much full. Went to turn it on a couple days ago, like any other day.
Summary: First of all I'd like to advise people to be careful what they're reading in these reviews. Take them with a grain of salt! Comments regarding lack of fax capability, can't connect to their home WiFi, and can't find the 35mm slide adapter are from people who either didn't bother to read the product description or didn't bother to read the instructions. This really makes it difficult for those of us who are trying to find an unbiased product review.
You can't go wrong with the Canon PIXMA MG8220, it's one fine machine!!
10 January 2014
Summary: I bought this printer based on other Canon printers I have owned. This is the best one yet. All functions operate perfectly and print quality is outstanding. The scanner function has many options for types of files and allows you to choose on the flip up screen. Very easy to set up and operate. I have Windows 8 and Canon has the drivers needed on their website for easy download. Canon has a fine reputation for quality products and this printer is no exception.
Summary: Bought this printer to replace an Epson that I had for just over a year. The printhead of the Epson got clogged and I wasn't able to clear it. So far this appears to be one of the best printers I've owned - pictures are excellant - its very easy to use and works fast.
Summary: Setting up the printer was easy. Had the printer connected to Wi-Fi in minutes. Prints superb borderless pictures. Had other Canon printers in the past and they worked well until they were outdated.
Summary: I have no problems with the text or photo quality of this printer. Both are great. However, as others have stated, the ink use on this printer is abnormally high. EXPECT TO SPEND FAR MORE than you have on other printers. More important to me though is its INABILITY TO PRODUCE SIPLE 2-SIDED PRINTING. Here are my 2 major problems related to 2-sided printing.
Nice AIO Printer, but holy cow does it suck through ink!
Eric Ilasenko "aka Tully Mars in Floridahhhh", Amazon
10 July 2013
Summary: Holy cow - has Dr.Evil taken over the ink market? Think he may be a printer engineer at Canon based on my experiences this past month using this printer! SIMPLY RIDICULOUS INK USE: This thing uses wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more ink and has many, MANY more cleaning cycles, seemingly randomly sometimes, than any other Canon printer I've ever owned. In less than a month, it has sucked through all but the one large black ink cart already.
Summary: This Canon MG8220 was ordered to replace the Epson Artisan 837 I painlessly returned to Amazon. At this juncture I can only review the setup and print quality. Setup gets 5 stars, especially after the rigors of the Epson. There was none of the convoluted, now plug in the USB cable, then step through the software, then unplug the USB cable so you can now use your Ethernet cable, etc.