Summary: I recently had cause to replace my printer, as the old Epson had a clogged up print head. This problem I was unable to resolve, so a new machine became a necessity.After a deal of comparing various brands, I chose the Canon. This has proved to be very reliable, and the print quality is excellent.
Summary: There are many printers on the market and choosing one can be difficult. However, ask yourself two questions: 1) How much do the inks cost and can I use "compatible" inks? and 2) How difficult is it to change the printhead? With the Canon, the heads can be changed quite simply by undoing a clip, removing the old head and dropping a new one in. There is no need for major surgery!
If you're after a good picture printer, this is the one
JV the German, Amazon
10 November 2010
Summary: We had to replace an aging Epson R300 printer and opted for this one based on reviews. One of the reasons to go for Canon is the extreme cost for replacement Epson inks, and Epson printers simply hate compatible cartridges. We wondered how the IP3600 would compare, considering that it has fewer ink tanks, but one has to say, the print quality is brilliant. We have high standards when it comes to home picture printing and were not disappointed.
Summary: Bought this printer to replace an Epson R200 which chugged like a tractor, it was bought for my wife to do her card making and stuff, I've had a Canon MP 610 for 18 months so I know how good they are and we weren't disappointed with this model, it was easy to set up and printing is fast and quiet and a set of ink cartridges is cheap enough, if you just need a good printer that just prints and does nothing else then I can recommend this one, the printed results are...
Summary: This is the second iP3600 printer I have purchased. This was a present for my son as we all felt that the original gave excellent routine printing and also very good photographic printing up to A4 size, There is the major advantage that it has individual colour cartridges which means the most economical use of all colour inks. Canon quality printing at a sensible price.
Excerpt: "...plastic. Surely the designers at Canon should have known that those attachments where likely to be handled the most! After printing just 20 photos, on 6*4" paper, the on-screen ink capacity indicator is now showing that the Photo Black cartridge is nearly empty! - ink capacity appears to be very, very, poor for this product. Limited to using Canon's software to get the best out of photo printing - printed photos directly from Windows Gallery, but, ...
Pros: Good photo printing
Cons: The "cartridge" issue and flimsy construction
Summary: Invented by someone who's never used one I think. Bad points - initially awkward ink cartridge setup; overly complicated paper feeds - two where just one would do; constant removal of paper tray if need to put printer away when not in use - it juts out from the bottom of the machine and is very loose, or if doing much double- sided printing or a lot of refilling; takes time and lots of whirring to get started; very delicate, won't take much careless handling.
Summary: Having had some less than pleasing experiences from two other branded photo printers I decided it was time for a change. Necessity being imminent, I opted for an inexpensive printer which would fulfill my requirements and provide a good quality output. The Canon iP3600 photo printer has surpassed this test to my satisfaction. I would recommend this printer for home/home office uses. I.G.H.
Summary: Price was good. Installation was little problem. Performance to the present has been fairly trouble-free & limited to the problems mentioned by others reviewing the same item, namely the Printer telling you the prime paper-tray is empty when in fact it isn't. Putting a few more sheets of paper in the tray seems to shut it up for a short time at least! I regard the printer as "good value for money" based on the first month's experience.