Excerpt: I bought this printer used some two years ago after doing considerable homework on the net searching for a good, cheap to use, printer. This model has lived up to my idea of what a perfect basic printer should be.
Summary: I really hate to rain on anyone's parade, however, both of these printers had major flaws of a similar nature. They could not produce acceptable text at standard or draft resolutions, invariably there would be wavering, poorly formed letters throughout a page of text, so bad it would hurt your eyes to try to even read it. The S 630 produced excellent text at the highest resolution, but slowed to a crawl, especially if the page included graphics of any sort.
Summary: After much research into an ink-jet printer that would do a decent job for printing my digital photos, I decided to get the Epson 785EX. I was trying to decide between the HP 1315photo printer, this Canon, and the Epson when a customer walked in and told me he loved the Epson. Brought the Epson home, and it took an hour to install.
Summary: I recently upgraded to the Canon s630 and I'm quite pleased with the print quality. The photos from my Olympus digital camera print beautifully on either matte or glossy paper, and the poster printing function is a nice plus (You can spread a picture out over a 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4 matrix of 8x10 pages, and the printer will divide up the picture for printing. After that, simply cut and paste to get prints up to approximtely 30 by 40 inches.
Summary: Like most here, I am also very happy with my Canon 630. My biggest problem was printing photographs on non standard size paper. I am sure this was Operator Error, and the problem was more with the Canon Software that came with my Digital Camera, but I thought the photo quality was outstanding.
Summary: This printer is very impressive!! The quality of the photo prints are so nice and crisp. We had it up and running within an hour( only because we read the instructions). This was a gift for printing my photos and it does the job. The only problem I can find is paper! The photo paper supplied is the best and I would like more, without paying almost as much for s/h as for product.
Summary: the printer works great! Great for photo printing, i bought a sony digital camera and printed out wonderful photos! canon is my new favorite printer, i have had many printers before and at first a bought a epson c80 and it printed lines and was not good at all. a+ rating would defintaly recomend it to any one who wants s good prices and high qualitly printer. Buy this one......
Summary: This is an excellent printer. I had an Epson that I had to dump because it used sooooo much ink. I would guess about ten 8X10 photos and I would have to install a new Epson cartridge. I bought this Canon S630 biased on the reviews and I have not been disappointed. I have had the printer for three months and the cartridges still indicate they are nearly full. And most important it does print stunning photos. It even does a good job printing photos on plain paper.
Summary: I have to say this printer is leaps and bounds above others in its price range (...). I chose Canon because of prior experience. I started out with a BJ-10ex, BJC-6000 and now this one. I did some research and found that Epson is an ink hog and HP hasn't come close to the photo-quality of Canon and Epson. I did frown down on Epson for making a very loud printer compared to the Canon. Though I have to admit both make some noise when initially feeding the paper in.
Summary: 7:00pm: Pick up this printer (ordered from Amazon ...) from my local package receiving guy. 8:00pm: Begin the set up procedure. The quick start guide is clear & accurate - installing the print head, 4 ink cartridges, and drivers is fast and easy. Quick check with the suggested print head alignment feature (note: I cancelled this alignment check & after my 1st test saw that it was perfectly aligned already). 8:20pm: This was easy..