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.
I think about throwing it out the window every day.
Carlo Paz, Amazon
29 January 2013
Summary: Despite many good features and solid performance, I hate this printer so much that I can't bring myself to say anything positive about it. Printer ink is very expensive. As many others have stated, it is incredibly frustrating to listen to this thing constantly going through it's self cleaning...
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.
Summary: From the time I tried to print my first photo with this printer I have had nothing but problems. First, it would only print part of the photo, which wasted both ink and paper. I would have to do a "test" print of a small file to get the printer to start printing correctly on the second attempt.
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.
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.
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.