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4.0 out of 5 stars So far , so good, 14 Dec 2010
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As is fairly common my fairly elderly Epson decided to eat it's own ink and I cast about for an alternative. The Canon seemed to have all the specs but there was the nagging doubt about the price....... the Epson was just over £200 several years ago and this one barely cleared £60 ( the price even went down the day AFTER I bought it... bah ! )
I need not have worried , this seems to be a very good printer indeed. I have been printing labels on Matte paper , documents and photos on normal paper all day and it is producing some really nice , clear images.
The software ( I'm using USB connection) was easily installed with no problems and the user interface is equally easily figured out.
The default setting on the printing appears rather light but the controls to rectify this were easily found. About the only negative comment I can make is that the front door opens itself with a hell of a clatter which could make you jump the first time !
The printer is rather a handsome thing , all shiny black and it came in it's own box so the post-office would have no excuse to chuck it about ( I guess) . Anyway , it survived the journey in first-class condition.
Unlike other comments about Canons elsewhere , this one does come with a USB cable , packed-in with the Ink cartridges. The cartridges are very easy to install.
Now we shall see how long the ink lasts.......

Update .
Well ,it's a few days later and the answer to how long the ink lasts is.... not very long.Since a set of cartridges is , very nearly , half the cost of a new printer I've been tempted into getting a re-fill kit which has actually worked out quite well as the cartridges are quite easy to re-fill. The printer isn't impressed and now believes it has no ink........ even though it's still printing away quite happily , the electronic idiot.
I discovered that you have to be careful to match the paper type to the printing mode. The reason for the 'light' imaging was that I had selected 'photo' mode but standard paper ( should have been photo-stuff)so that was easily sorted.
First impressions of the print quality were correct , this printer creates very fine images indeed.
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