"Great printer"on by dezigner7
Pros Good print quality
Cons Expensive to buy and operate
Summary I have only used this printer for a week but here are my preliminary impressions. This is a high quality printer in regards to both print quality and build quality.
Build quality is high and there are a few nice details such as the damped front cover, feel of the buttons. A minus is the location of the USB connection, which is on the back end, low and deep inside a hole. I like the fact that you can close the loading tray so it does not collect dust
Also the design is very attractive to me clean and modern.
It is very quiet except when it grabs a paper.
I have printed on 8.5x11 and 11x17 both regular paper and canon printer paper.
Print quality is great. I tried different print qualities and all but low quality works for images. It is virtually impossible to see any ink dots with the naked eye even at low quality. There's a little bit of banding at low quality but not as offensive as the Epson 1400, which in my experience is a complete failure.
Color accuracy is amazing, and on dedicated ink-jet paper the colors are really spot on, strong and neutral. Grays are a tiny bit warm, but almost unnoticeable very good.
The printer comes with a Photoshop plug-in that works really well. It sort of calibrates the color process and gives you full control over all the settings, there's a lot to decide on depending on your particular needs and wants, I wish the manual that came with the software included all the functions.
This software makes the prints really accurate and you get exactly what you see on screen in terms of grays, saturation and hue. I find this very impressive since I have over 15 years of experience and frustration in printing color.
I am still on my first cartridges which are still "full" and I have not experienced any malfunctions or clogged nozzles.
I took 2 points off 10 because of price and printing costs.
Pros Super color output, excellent detail
Cons Just like the B9180 initial models have had issues. It needed an automatic color calibration sensor to rate a perfect 10.
Summary Like all first releases this model has had it's share of first release blues, printers dying and such. Yet they all do, really, when you consider the misalignment and pizza wheel marks on HP's and the head issues and ink not fully used up issues of Epson's.
Frankly this and the new dye Epson are in a class to themselves. They have superb quality, print longevity that beats film, and Dmax and color snap that put the dye models costing far more to shame. HP has yet (it's been years mind you) to release any model in the mid range to address the use of separate cartridges. You either go to their high end B9180 or you are in the low end consumer 7xxx series. The 8750 is years old in technology and wastes ink and $$. Epson still has head clogging issues, but otherwise fantastic efficiency and quality.
So the two vendors Canon and Epson are squared off with HP trailing a usual distant 3rd.
Pros Decent print and speed, but no worth the money
Cons Offer a $200 rebate, but will do everything they can to deny it. I have had to send in additional items twice, and now they are denying it because all the cardboard was not behind the UPC sticker. Without the rebate this printer is way overpriced for qu
Summary Stay way unless you can get a great deal on this printer. Much better printers out there that are less expensive. Don't expect to talk to any nice at Canon, they are rude and inflexible! They will not return calls, and just give you the run around if you can talk to someone. This is the last Canon product I will by.
Pros I cannot fault the quality of the colour prints - but that comes at a price.
Cons Uses too much ink just cleaning itself, and there is no way around this. Every time you switch it on it cleans all the colour cartridges which consumes loads of expensive ink ! Even if you leave it switched on it then starts cleaning before printing a bla
Summary If you want a printer that you just switch on to print a picture maybe this would work for you, but you would need another printer to print normal everyday documents.
"Ink Vampire"on by 22350
Pros none that I can think of
Cons inconsistent , expensive to run, huge.
Summary I received this printer as a replacement for the i9900.
The I9900 was great. Fast, with great quality photos.
This printer is the pits. It is slow, with inconsistent colors, and one other big thing!!!
It uses more ink than any printer I have ever had. Every other print job requires a $14 cartridge.
On top of that, the print settings are cryptic
God help you when the print heads start to clog. Your first print is one color and every print after that shifts a little.
I hate this printer and frankly feel duped, after loosing what I considered the best printer I have ever had, the I9900.