Excerpt: "I guess this printer is a decent quality printer with out all the stupid extras you dont really need! You won't find a flash memory card slot, or Wi-Fi connection or even a LCD . You get a nice and simple pictbridge port, plus power and pause/resume buttons on the front. It does however have two input trays - 10 x 15cm and A4 which is really handy! I have only one complaint and to be honest its the same complaint i have about all printers! ...
Canon Pixma iP3600: Go for it if you have patience
1 December 2008
Summary: This printer is great for everyday use such as letters and children's homework's, although not for printing photographs. The ink runs out very fast and costs £30 per refill and in my experience, the black normally runs out at the same time as the colour cartridge. I also find the paper feed is slow to catch and you are unable to fill to or even near its holding capacity of 300 sheets.
Summary: Bought this to replace an older Canon printer which we had for many years and it is definitely worth the upgrade. Works flawlessly and the copy and print feature via wireless is extremely handy as there are no wires to connect to any computer, so the printer can be anywhere in the room. Only downside can think of is that the ink cartridges are a bit small and if you have a high print load you will find yourself replacing cartridges regularly.
Conclusion: I bought this to replace my old iP3600 printer which had ceased to function after 3 years. I was very happy with the old printer and I was pleased to find that the Model was still available from Canon, which is often not the case with electronic hardware. The new printer slotted in with ease and I can continue to use my store of cartridges. Still very happy!
Summary: This is my second Canon PIXMA IP3600. I haven't found the need to use anything else. When I needed a new one, I looked online and chose the right vendor because I got my printer five days before I expected it to come, and it works beautifully. The price was the most reasonable as well. Thank you!
When it prints photos, it's awesome... that's "when"
Craig Carlson, Amazon
28 February 2013
Summary: The quality of photos is pretty good. But if you are considering a printer for your home office this one is simply not recommended. The iP3600 takes a lot of time to prepare to print and often experiences errors that require turning off and turning on, unplugging power and replugging in and resetting. I have sometimes needed 2 hours to simply print a 10 page report going through these protocols to try to get it to print.
Summary: I ordered this printer to use as a edible image printer. I ordered the cartridges filled with food color from a cake decorating company. I love this printer. I had another brand of printer prior to this. This other printer constantly got clogged and never worked properly due to the food coloring drying on the cartridges and the ink dispensers. It was so high stress when I had to use it, because I never new if it would truely work.
Summary: slow and every time you print it makes noises like it is cleaning print heads. It not only takes minutes to get started printing but also wastes ink... which probably is on purpose. I may give this thing away and buy another.
Conclusion: I have also a MX870 which I wasn't happy with the colour reproduction. Decided I didn't need scanner, fax, etc.ect. and was recommended to my Pixma iP3600 which I use with a tank system and find excellent. Cake decorators will find it is all they need for perfect edible images.
Pros: Reliable, Compact Design, Easy Setup, Durable, Low Ink Consumption, Lightweight/Portable, Sharp Tones & Colors, Fast Print Speed, Easy to use