Pros This little printer has great print quality and gets the job done quickly. The quality of photos, flyers, brochures and text printing can be used for any need. For the on the go person this is a printer you should check out.
Cons At this point I do not have any. For those that say ink is expensive, ink is expensive for any printer you run. I have an HP printer that has individual cartridges and I spend just as much replacing ink.
Summary I bought this printer about a year and a half ago and I have used it continually on the go with no problems. I have a roller computer bag that I use to transport the printer and my laptop and I always have a way to print. I use this printer to print out photos, flyers and I even make my own tickets for funraising events. All around it continues to get the job done with a professional look even after a thousand or more prints through it. I recommend this printer to anyone that needs a great little printer on the Go. As for no WIFI and all that I can not comment on, because I always just have a cord to plug into my computer.
Pros 4 X 6 COLOR PRINT IN 36 SECONDS.
TRI-COLOR INK TANK AND A PHOTO BLACK INK TANK.
VERY PORTABLE FOR TRAVEL OR ANYWHERE.
AVAILABLE BATTERY PACK FOR EVEN MORE PORTABILITY, WHEN A.C. OUTLETS NOT AVAILABLE.
Cons NO PRINTS LARGER THAN 8 X 10 INCH.
SLOW PRINT SPEED.
Summary EXCELLENT PHOTO PRINTS.
SLOW 36 SECOND 4 X 6 INCH PHOTO PRINT SPEED.
VERY VERY PORTABLE AND EASY TO PACK IN A CARRY BAG.
VERY NICE CANON DESIGN.
Pros Fast, lightweight, very good looking prints. Set up was a breeze.
Cons None at this time.
Pros Great printouts to accompany your laptop.
Cons Like all portable printers, a little on the pricey side.
Summary This printer works as well as any Canon printer, which is very well. Canon has been great at keeping the number of parts in the print mechanism down to reduce possible failures. High quality output with great portability.Edit:
Just FYI, the CNET reviewer make an error. There is a wireless option for this printer. If you remove the left side cover there is a place to plug in a wireless adapter and reinstall the cover. From the looks of the chamber it would likely be the same wireless adapter that works with the previous Canon portable printers.
Updated on Aug 12, 2010
After having serviced several of these printers I should mention the following:
Some of these units have a bad habit of developing an ink leak that leaks on the USB ports and the main circuit board. With Canon's older portable printers they had this awesome ink system where there was an actual waste ink tank on the rear inside of the printer. These tanks NEVER leaked and worked quite well. On the iP100 Canon has changed this system. They are (for some reason) trying to make the iP100 like their larger desktop printers by having a stack of pads under the print mechanism. These pads are supposed to absorb the waste ink. However, I have seen leaks develop in various suction tubes and joints that are used to rout the waste ink from the purge unit to the waste ink absorbers. These leaks may be cleanable or they may damage the electronics. From the low amount we get for service is may not be a common fault.
Pros I thought i would share my results with you all. I have a Motorola PC850 bluetooth dongle running my ip100 which before now essentially had no purpose since upgrading to vista blew that out the window.
Cons Must have canons bluetooth set up with dongle and usb to initiate first registration for proper bluetooth communication. As I remember just pairing the printer by windows bluetooth caused a no connection error.
Summary Don't spend $50+ on a overpriced O.E.M. Bluetooth dongle from canon. I'm unsure of other models or adapters might work on this printer. As tested I've been able to pair my phone BB8130, 64 bit vista laptop and 32 bit desktop to the printer this way. The BU-30 (canon print server dongle)is wth pricey considering this 8$ one works just fine. BTW i found a pc850 vista workaround @ http://xan21.blogspot.com/2008/03/working-fix-for-pc850-on-vista.html just in case you want to use it elsewhere or not buy a vista ready one!
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