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.
Summary: Was expecting this to last a bit longer. May have printed 100 pages or less in its life. Get a 6C10 error, which based on other reviews means ink waste tank is full and must be replaced, cost $40-$100, and time that I do not have. Hate HP printers too, because of printer driver issues I have had in the past, maybe time to give Epson a go.
Summary: Purchased this yesterday through Amazon. This item replaced a Canon MX700, a printer I really liked. I bought it because it has a slide scanner. I have heard others say it really plows through the ink...too early for me to tell. I spent several hours today updating the firmware/software/drivers for Mac OSX 10.7.5 (Lion). What a pain in the @ss!
Pay through the nose for ink you don't need and that dries out anyway
20 June 2012
Summary: All of these Canon printers require that each of the five ink cartridges be full at all times; otherwise, the machine will print nothing at all. Even if all you're attempting is plain black text--unless you've paid twenty dollars apiece to keep Magenta and Cyan full--you'll be out of luck. The cartridges, by the way, dry out at an incredibly fast rate. You'll be left constantly spending cash on ink you don't need simply to carry out the most basic printing functions.
Summary: I am the owner of a Canon MX980. Before you disregard this note and move on to the other reviews, please note the comments about ink usage. I didn't when I bought the MX980 and its ink usage and time to first print after you turn on the printer have become increasingly longer. The comments about ink usage should also be considered. My printer spends much of its time before printing, and scanning, cleaning the ink jets.