Conclusion: I'm a professional photog, and although most of my clients just want the digital files, some times I need prints. I suppose if you use Canon paper, it probably works out of the box, but I like a particular paper made by another company and I spent a fortune trying to get the prints looking right. Each time I thought I was close, I printed a different photo and it was way off. So here's the secret: Rent a calibrator from one of the places that rents camera lenses.
Conclusion: I bought this printer so that I could enter good quality print for competition at my camera club. Our competitions require 11"x14" prints and this printer does NOT print that size. I should have checked the specs more thoroughly because it did say 11x14 on 13x19 papers, what a waste. I have been using printers for more years than I can remember and in my wildest dreams could not have imagined that this printer would not print 11x14 pictures.
Summary: This printer does print fantastic photos, however, it takes forever to get itself ready to print on start-up. The biggest headache I had with this printer, and the reason why I replaced it, was that unless you are using this printer frequently, like daily, the ink cartriges dry out or clog up on you, and you are replacing one or two every time you start the printer up. It was way to expensive for me to replace all those cartridges.
Conclusion: Extremely difficult, if not impossible to find out if my printer has any software updates. Company site is useless. Size and price of ink is rediculus. Price per tank should be less or size of tank larger.
Conclusion: I have 3 printers. The output on color is the best of the three. However the excessive re-calibration of the printer causes excessive use of ink. I am happy with the finished product, but the ink usage is way out of line. On average it consumes twice as much ink (if not more) as my other machines. This could be due to the ink formula.
Pros: durable, Good Media Handling, High Quality Output