Summary: SHORT VERSION: JUNK stay away!!! Stops printing at random points ruining paper, then starts having correct color problems blue, purples, greys are wrong. I have had this printer for a year and 3 months now.
Excerpt: Tried to print out some photos on Canon Photo papers and the images were horrible. Ink smudged and remained wet for over 24 hours. Looked like an impressionist painting. Canon warranty is sending another printer - but it is refurbisghed, not new. Horsecrap. No wonder I use Nikon.
Excerpt: I am a Canon proponent who loved the printer. Great quality but after 15 months with limited use (approximately 35-40 13x19 prints) the printer will not power on. Canon customer support told me I needed to purchase another one.
Summary: I really wanted to like this printer. The inks aren't cheap but it prints outstandingly well. Unfortunately it failed after four months and that kind of takes the edge off the positive feelings. I've seen other reviewers report the same thing - Paper feed error / Paper jam and a blink code.
Excerpt: I bought this to have a reliable option for photo printing. Unfortunately, this printer is so infuriating and finicky that I can hardly stand to use it. I'm very sorry I bought it.We get phantom "paper jam" errors about 90% of the time, even with no paper loaded in the machine at all.
Pros: When It Works Nice Print
Cons: Extremely unreliable, Phantom Printer Jam Error
Summary: Terrible printer. Great when it can load paper which is likely one of 10 times. Worked well for a number of months then decided it did not want to load paper. terrible user interface (3 blinks indicate some problem) and terrible troubleshooting, remove the paper try again.
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.