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: 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.