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.
Summary: If you are going to pair this with a Mac computer running Mt Lion OS X you are not going to be happy! The CD that comes in the box will not set up the printer. I called the company and asked if an up-dated CD would be issued and was told no.
Summary: The printer is good....the provided software is BAD. My main complaint is that the software that comes with the printer only allows for auto scan of PDF and JPEG. This does not allow me to preview and edit the scanned image before saving it.
Summary: I have owned the last three generations of Canon's top-of-line Photo A.I.O. -- the 990, the 8120 and now the 8220. Each generation has offered at least one new feature that was important enough to me to justify an upgrade.