Pros Looks good, nice feature set - if they worked
Cons Where to begin? Never works. Expensive ink. Costs about $1 page to print anything.
Summary This is the strangest printer I have ever experienced. It works for a little bit, and then a week later, will not print, or if it prints, prints half a page and quits. It sits there clicking and whirring, and it might grab a sheet to print or it might not.
It might print five copies, or it might print four with a blank page in the middle. Or it might not print anything. Turning it on and off frequently seems to help, but who needs that? My prior PIXMA was very good, but this product is just a bad joke.
Note that the first printer was replaced after it would not print at all, including the color alignment page. The second one was not as pathetic as that, but is still nothing that should be inflicted on anyone looking for more than a boat anchor.
I will say that Canon support has actually been good - the problem is that there is only so much you can to with a complete, utter lemon.
Pros -Cool touch buttons.
-The shiny black is cool looking
-Quick & easy set up.
-Easy to use.
Cons -It's much slower than my old broken printer (My old printer was a Canon Pixma MP500).
-Uses 6 ink cartridges
-Doesn't hold a ream of paper.
-Most aftermarket ink cartridges won't work even if they have the ID chip in them.
Summary It's not a printer for the budget conscious student. I've had to replace ALL of the ink cartridges two times now and I'm not even 1/2 way through ONE ream of paper yet. $88 each hit (for all 6 ink tanks). You can purchase the ink cartridges each separately at a higher price. It really bothers me that I ONLY print Black text and the most frequent ink tanks that need to be replaced are Yellow, Cyan & Magenta, I've replaced those three times now while the remaining colors have been replaced twice (On 1/2 a ream of paper) The ink is set to "FAST PRINT" which is low quality print. The printer uses 2 Black ink cartridges, which surprisingly, I've only had to replace twice( in less than 1/2 ream of paper used so far). I've never tried printing photos for fear of running out of ink even quicker. It also REALLY bothers me that when the Yellow ink runs out, the printer completely refuses to print anything, not even black text, until you replace the yellow ink. And there are TWO black ink tanks in the printer. I hate this printer. It's a MONEY TRAP!
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Pros The design is really nice. I like the way it lights up, has WIFI, is easy to install, converts to PDF, scans easily and save anything from documents to pictures on flash cards and other portable memory.
Cons Pictures print too red. The cost of the ink is outrageous and it is an ink HOG. Won't print just black and white. Won't print or scan without ALL 7 cartridges full. Way too many error codes. A real pain to own.
Summary Nice design. Too costly and irritating to figure out the error codes and ink cartridge problems. If you want to spend $100 on ink every 50 pages or so and be pissed off that you can't scan a document and save to a flash drive or computer because you ran out of ink, then buy this machine. It will give you all the headache you can stand. You would think Canon would put out an update to let the machine operate, at least scan without all 7 cartridges by now. The other thing is that the cartridges are C,M,Y,PGBK, GY, BK and if you have the PGBK and not the GY and or BK it still won't let you scan or print. What a waste of time and money. I got a Lexmark. I lets me scan, fax, print or whatever until all the ink runs out. I can print a document in all yellow if I am out of the other colors. I'm so irritated with the Canon that if some poor sucker out there still wants that machine after reading this, I will gladly sell you mine for $20 just to get it out of my house.
Pros wireless feature
low initial cost
Cons high ink usage
replacement ink outrageously priced
Summary Don't let Canon suck you into this printer with its low price. While it's been nice wireless printer, Canon is really making its money on replacement ink. This printer consumes ink like a sailor on leave consumes alcohol, and replacement ink is outrageously expensive. I feel like Canon pulled the old "bait and switch" on me. The initial cost is low, but maintenance costs more than make up for it. This may be a short-lived printer in my household.
Word to the wise... Always check ink consumption and replacement ink cost before you buy.
Pros So far, photo details on an 8x10 are better than the same photo printed on my, just crashed, Epson RX580 probably due to 9600 x 4800 dpi resolution of the Canon.
Cons Very small capacity ink carts. I've ordered a refill ink kit and we will see how hard it is to refill these. I've had problems with Canon printers in the past when it comes to refilled carts. (you have to keep overriding because the printer refuses to rec
Summary My personal "jury" is still out on this one just over the refill issue. I'm a Mac user but don't run out to up-grade just for the hell of it....so I don't have the latest OS, this means WIFI is not going to work with my 10.4.11 system. No big deal but it would have been nice to know before I unpacked everything just what the "wireless" set up required....(like on the outside of the box). Still; so far, so good as the learning curve continues to be traveled.