Summary: The iP3600 installation and setup went smoothly on my Mac mini (OS X) but there was a "small" glitch: no ink would render to the paper. On the plus side, I was able to quickly get through to Canon customer support. However, that brief positive feeling of technical salvation soon turned to despair.
Summary: This printer is used strictly as an edible image printer. Perfect for decorating cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and other baked goods. For cakes, you can use the full-size edible icing sheets. The cupcake and cookie sheets have pre-cut circles so that you can just punch them out and apply to the cookies and cupcakes after printing. This printer, with the edible ink, makes excellent looking images. How is this for printing on paper?
Summary: My old Canon IP4000 printer finally died. I chose the Canon IP3600 because I needed a color printer with good resolution, but not a $$$ top of the line stand alone photo printer. The IP3600 Printer arrived quickly but did not print, after spending about 30 min. on the telephone with canon support going through many "deep cleanings" - and restarting the installation from scratch, it still didn't print.
Summary: I have two computers - both running Windows 7, and neither would detect the printer. I uninstalled the printer software twice, but no dice. Also, the printer does not come with a printer cable. (But I happened to have one from my last photo printer that I couldn't use anymore when I bought a laptop with Windows 7.) I will be returning the printer for another brand.
Summary: This is my second Canon printer, the previous (S800) lasted for about 10 years until I wore out the print-head. The ip-3600's internal construction does not appear to be as good as the S800; however it is easy to set up and get to work and it provides well balanced color prints immediately. The print quality of both documents and photographs is very good.
Summary: I've been looking for an edible printer that is both affordable and easy to use. The Canon iP3600 Photo Printer fits the bill! When I got an opportunity to use it when I made a boxing theme cake. I used it to print the logo on the ring floor and the ads on the sides. I received rave reviews for creativity. It's also easy to assemble so I was able to install it and use it right away.