Summary: I purchased this printer as a backup to my regular Canon photo printer and although lacking the flexibility of that printer it has not disappointed with the quality of photo printing it returns. The photos are certainly of lab quality and are deivered in a very short space of time. The colour rendition is very accurate and the individual ink tanks deliver an amazing amount of prints before replacements are needed.
Summary: I obtained this printer as a replacement for an ip 4550 on which the on/off switch no longer functioned (a built in fault?). The new printer is much the same as my old 4550 so I knew what to expect, the only MAJOR disappointment is that the cartridges hold a much lower volume of ink therefore my running costs are going to be considerably higher.
Not a bad budget printer, but build quality could be improved
16 June 2011
Excerpt: Now to pay a visit to the Canon IP3600. This is a 'no-frills' budget printer, having no wireless, scanner or copier functions. Originally, RRP was £80 but can now be picked up for as little as £60. Very much an entry level printer, but with the added benefit of being economical through its use of 5 ink tanks like the more expensive ranges.
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...
I'm really happy with this printer, despite the length of time it takes to warm up!
11 October 2010
Excerpt: I've had my Canon Pixma IP3600 printer for a while now and on the whole I'm very pleased with it. Originally given to me as part of my Disabled Students Allowance over a year ago, it is still going strong and I am yet to have any problems. Here's what I think of it's constituent parts: General: It's a pretty chunky machine, although it does come in a nice black and silver colour, but still you need a bit of room to store it.
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.