This printer makes my job, slower, more difficult and more expensive
Amazon Customer "STR", Amazon
1 July 2014
Summary: UPDATE II (10/25/14): I went ahead and lowered my star rating down to 1. This printer makes my job, slower, more difficult and more expensive. I would say that is a complete failure. The most current issues I have discovered are that 1) this printer prints crooked WAY more than is acceptable.
Excerpt: Despite the otherwise good reviews on this printer I received two bad ones. The first I sent back because the print head would not go in the carriage without breaking the locking lever that holds it in place.
Cons: "out Of Paper Error", Large Footprint, Poor Quality
Summary: Printer died when it was less than a year old, so I went through the painful process to get it to the nearest Canon repair facility - 120 miles approx. - yep, that is a lot of gas!! A couple of weeks later, I call and find out it was not repairable and they are waiting to hear from Canon.
Excerpt: The package arrived brand new, opened the box and all protecting materials were still there so that's good. The horror began when I opened the top cover of the printer to discover that the entire part inside is missing!!! This is the holder that's used to hold the printhead and ink cartridges.
Excerpt: I got this as a part of the T5i bundle a few months ago but never got a chance to open the box due to my travel schedule. When I did open this over the weekend it was missing parts (the part that holds the print head with cartridges). Without this its a pretty big paperweight.
Conclusion: The product is unfortunately not compatible with my photographic workflow requiring a additional software package to which the photographs have to be copied and pasted in order to print. As a semi-professional photographer, this is a time consuming drawback that is not necessary with other printers.
Cons: Difficult to use, Slow Print Speed, Large Footprint, Difficult Setup