"Grayscale Printing uses too much color."1.0 starson by generalstuart
Pros: Scans Well but there is a lot of lag with this printer.
Cons: Color Ink Cartriges are being used up quickly even though I print grayscale 99% of the time.
The printer has a intermittant lag.
Summary: The color ink cartriges are being used up even though I print 99% in Grayscale. Canon help support said that the color is used every time the printer is shut down and restarted. I keep my Canon MX870 on 24/7 along with my laptop and desktop. With this printer, when any of the ink cartriges run out of ink, the printer stops functioning. All I want is to print Grayscale but the Canon Company produced a money maker for their bottom line. Shame on you Canon.
I asked the Canon Customer Support for some retribution since I am not printing in color and yet paying big bucks for the color ink. He suggested getting a laser black and white printer. Wrong answer from Canon because I will do whatever I have to, to return this unit.