Summary: Receive my printer ans was excited about using it....This printer was bought for the purpose of printing edible pictures was happy with it's performance thus far would update status if quality and performance changes.
Summary: Bought this one because of my experience with the PIXMA IP4700. I can't tell the difference between the two except for a couple of print features. The print speed is good, text print is very good and photo printing is excellent. If you are looking for an all purpose printer for home use, this could be a very smart choice. It comes with all 5 ink cartridges which makes this printer just about free. A complete set of ink cartridges will run about $56.00 to $60.00.
Summary: I bought this printer to print on edible icing images for cake decorating using edible food safe ink cartridges. I get the sheets and "ink" from Photo Images. The first print, a picture of a guy wakeboarding, was so perfect I almost cried. I had been using another printer and had always wasted so many icing sheets, trying to get the color adjusted that having the first sheet come out perfectly was amazing.
Summary: After my Epson Stylus Photo 750 bit the dust after 12 years of being a real workhorse, I had to find another printer. I dreaded the experience, and did ALOT of comparison shopping, especially actual customer reviews. I looked at the multi-functions but the size of those things almost requires a piece of furniture to put them on! I needed a basic printer, not too expensive, but really reliable.
Summary: I got this printer to use as a printer to print edible images for my cake decorating. I also purchased the edible inks but it did not come with the photo black. Does anyone know if you can use the ordinary photo black with the rest of the edible ink? Does not make sense. Can't seem to find edible photo black ink.
I really don't like what Canon is doing to their printers
26 March 2011
Summary: I have used Canon printers for years. They have been my favorite because of the way the paper feeds into the printer. It rolls in from the top, instead of being picked up on rollers, and being pushed to the print heads. This push type has always given me problems, with the rollers wearing down, and the printer stopping working. Now, Canon is using their cartridges with a computer chip, to dispense the printing ink. This dramatically increases the cost of the ink supply.