Summary: Absolutely love the printer but the UPC on the box has been cut off and replaced with a blank piece of cardboard. Canon offers a very nice rebate for this printer but without the UPC from the side of the box you cannot get the rebate.
Conclusion: Do not purchase this printer if you intend to print envelopes or smaller heavier stock. I'll assume the printer does a good job printing photos etc., however I had horrible results on 1/2 the envelopes I tried to print. They fed through very crooked. Those that worked were fine.
Conclusion: I've had this printer for a few months. It was challenging to set up and it took me quite some time to figure out how to print. Finally I was able to print and the ink wasn't printing properly.
Cons: Difficult to use, Large Footprint, Low Quality Output, unreliable
Conclusion: 09/24/2013. Update on my prior review. Tried printing again this morning. No difference. Did another print head cleaning. This time PM and Y printed M still blank. I didn't notice it yesterday, but now the ink status shows under half remaining for the PC/M/Y/PM ink wells. Visually checked them.
Pros: Easy Setup, High Quality Output, easy to use
Cons: Large Footprint, unreliable, ink monitors not accurate
Conclusion: Ordered June 6, 2013, delivered June 13, 2013. Hook up was simple. Bit surprise by the size of the ink wells. For such a large printer they are about the same size as the ink wells on my Pixma iP5000. Like the old iP5000, it seems to take forever to actually print something.
Pros: Easy Setup, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use
Cons: Large Footprint, unreliable, expensive inks, small ink wells, takes time to start printing
Please Read This If You Are Considering This Printer
G. Wesley Aven, Amazon
26 August 2013
Summary: I have worked for over 30 years doing color quality control in graphic arts business producing color work for Ell, Good Houskeeping and many other large publications where color is very critical. I have use many sizes and brands of printers.
Conclusion: First unit was DOA. Second unit (new) worked but; After printing two things, ink was being reported as 1/2 consumed. Printed a few 'plain paper' text pages, and one or two ink wells started flashing 'empty' printed a 2-3 shipping labels from UPS, and now da.mn near every single ink well is flashing...
Pros: High Quality Output, fast print speed
Cons: printing envelopes is more difficult than need be, no enclosed paper tray