Pros Easy setup, cheap
Cons Nothing to catch printed pages, loud.
Summary Got this for $10, so I can't complain very much. I also only use it to print papers for college, so I can't say anything about the image quality.
That aside, Canon was very helpful with replacing it when the first one did not work at all. 4 days after talking to a customer service rep, my new printer arrived. Downloaded the drives (so as to not install any bothersome unnecessary software), and its worked great since then.
Pros Small, light and Prints great pictures!!!
Cons At this price I have to say none
Summary I spend a few nights searching the net for a high quality photo printer similar to lab quality. I read all the reviews and then set out on my own tests of current models. I took my own photo paper a (generic high gloss plus pack from staples) and my memory card from a Sony 7.2 mega pixel camera. I tested varies models from HP, Epson and Canon. Of course, I could only test the models that accepted memory cards and all did a good job.
However when I tested Pixma models I was impressed. All the shots were clear, crip and color accurate.
Canon has many models but you can break them down into two groups. Units that print using 1 pl drops or 2 pl. The smaller size drops (1 pl) where better and I would give those units a 10 plus.
The iP 1700 did not have a card reader built in and printed at the larger droplet size of 2 pl. But it appeared to have the same "engine" as the unit I tested so I took a chance.
I was right the iP 1700 does excellent 4 x 6 photos that are lab quality. The cost of this printer was only $49.95 before the rebate. I paid less for this unit than replacing one cartridge on my other printers. The bottom-line this unit is really a 10 for its price and quality printing. Only rated it at a 9 to leave a little room for the much more costly models Canon sells. This unit should not be overlooked based on price. It does an outstanding job and should be rated much higher.
"not bad for $50!"on by jennesy
Pros excellent text print quality
Cons no output tray
Summary This printer is great. It has excellent text printing quality (haven't tried photos yet) and is pretty fast. There's no output tray and the paper is pushed out, which might be a problem if you don't plan on putting it on a table. I've got mine on a shelf and plan on rigging up some sort of paper tray.
Set-up is really easy, it comes with a CD and takes about 10 minutes to install the software. It's connected via USB cord (not included).
It is startlingly loud, but all ink-jet printers seem to be.
The design is really simple, just a power button and a stop/resume button.
The interesting thing is the ink cost - a color tank costs $25, a black ink tank is $20, which is about the cost of the printer itself. Both color and black ink tanks are included. Not sure how long they will last, but I guess you could go out and buy a whole new printer instead of replacing the ink!
Overall, it's a great printer. If you need something basic for printing documents (and the occasional photo) this is the one to get.
"Very Practical"on by LillyUSA
Pros I like that it is very easy to use and I can print many documents at very affortable prices. It really does the job !
Cons The original ink prices are a little high
Pros Prints look great. Speed is also just fine.
Cons None really; it dies exactly what I wanted.
Summary I paid $20 for this printer new in the box on eBay. Since I use Photoshop, and am a semi-pro photographer, it is a really great printer for the price. I use Kirkland (COSTCO) glossy paper, which costs 12 cents a sheet, and is 69 pound paper, which has a great heavy feel. The Kirkland paper has an instruction sheet which tells you how to configue this printer for this paper. Don't buy the Canon matte paper. It is horrible. I am very pleased.