Summary: Well, yes it uses up ink and I took one star off for that. But it has been my go to portable photo printer for seven years. Never failed, never needed service (which is good since I don't think it's repairable after so many years). The print head has never needed cleaning and that is after sitting on a shelf for months.
Nice 4x6 and 5x7...Just be sure to use Canon paper
T. S. Kramer, Amazon
7 January 2011
Summary: Recently bought this for my wife who does a lot of scrap booking. She is the perfect candidate for this type of printer because she never needs larger pictures than 4x6 for her scrapbooks, but when she does want to frame a picture, she prefers 5x7s. I am a serious amateur photographer utilizing a Canon 7d and I gotta tell you that I cannot tell the differences between the prints printed at home on the Pixima mini320 vs. those that are printed by a photo lab.
Summary: I needed a small, user friendly photo printer for my amateur attempts at photography. My choice of a Canon PIXMA mini320 was based on the fact that it had the best consumers' reviews in its category and was offered at a reasonable price. The printer arrived today, looks great, and I will start experimenting with it tomorrow... can't wait!
Summary: I'm very happy with the quality of the prints that come out of this little printer. I have a Canon MP560 (multi-function) as well and the quality is nearly if not as good. I set it up without being connected to a PC, and it was easy. The only concern I have is with the casing that it's in. The plastic is thin and cheap. For being a 'portable' printer, you would think that they would build it to take at least a little abuse.
Summary: I got this printer at a local discount store for only $30.00. I don't understand how Amazon can put such a high price on a discontinued (or soon to be) printer. Discontinuing this printer is too bad. It almost lives up to the hype. I had a rough start with ink bleeding and making tractor marks on the prints, but it stopped. Print quality has also improved after some use.
Summary: I read the reviews before buying this printer and I was not disappointed in the quality of prints! They are amazing! I am, however, disappointed that I can't seem to get more than 70-80 prints out of one ink cartridge. That factor, along with the expense of even cheap photo paper, equals an expensive set of prints!
Summary: A very good little printer, easy to carry around and can be set up just about anywhere. However, there needs to be a way to edit photos that are being down loaded and printed on site from a memory card. After shooting a fashion show, although I had the printer with me, I had to take the card home and download on my home printer to edit, before printing. The first photos that were taken of the models were too dark when just downloaded and printed on site.
Summary: This is a great printer! Good quality, easy to set-up, and easy to print on my Macbook...BUT, the printer ink only lasts for about 20 prints. I thought maybe it was a fluke with the first printer cartridge, but then I got all of 15 4x6's and 5 5x7's out of the second cartridge. I am very disappointed that I have to pay $17/cartridge to print out 20 pictures. If you do the math it is .85 cents per photo....NOT GOOD!!!
Summary: This is a little gem. Portable, with a nicely designed handle. Fast. Only downside is that I haven't yet been able to profile papers on it as test sheets require 8.5x11....Other than that, cool.