Side by Side Comparison of: Canon vs HP
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Five Star Reviews:
Best color printer I've ever had
November 4, 2016
The Canon MX922 is by far the best color printer I've ever had:
1. The quality of color prints is fabulous, especially on high-quality photo paper e.g. Kodak Metallic
2. The quality of black and white print is really good too
3. Unlike other printers, ink cartridges can be used until they actually run dry, and not only until the point that warning messages are displayed and the printer refuses to print
4. Scan quality is great too
Down sides? Sometimes it's slow to react but that's often when my computer is tired and needs a reboot. But I use it in my home and not for commercial purposes, so at the price it's really nothing to complain about.
... Wireless Office All-In-One printer very quickly and packaged very nicely. I previously had an "Ink devouring HP All-In-One .
April 5, 2016
I received my Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One printer very quickly and packaged very nicely. I previously had an "Ink devouring HP All-In-One printer which had many problems". However, this Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One provides all of the services at a affordable cost and has not run out of Ink in over two months, :-). I am just amazed at the quality of picture reproduction, even my family now has the Canon products. The Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One works seamlessly with your computer, and wirelessly provides all of the services you will need. All while saving you money for the cost of reproduction and giving BEST quality of any All-In-One printer on the market currently. I highly recommend to everyone who needs an excellent printer, that you purchase the Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One and you will be extremely happy you did and save money on each reproduction. I did not receive any benefits for my review of this amazing product, I just wanted everyone to know how great this printer is from Canon.
Great Printer for Everyday Use, Particularly for Photos
November 26, 2015
Like many people I had used HP printers for years. However, i was not happy with the print quality of my photos and I was particularly unhappy with how loud the printer was. When I saw this Canon on sale I decided it was time for a change. It was a great move on my part as this printer delivers all that it advertises and more. The print quality is superb and for an home inkjet printer it is reasonably quiet. It doesn't really disturb me while i'm in the same room and is barely noticeably from anywhere else (my last HP could be heard from 2 rooms away). I haven't done a paper count to see how much ink I'm actually using compared to the company's estimate but the difference from my HP, if there is one, hasn't been noticeable.
The quality of the print is excellent, especially the photos. I don't know how many people still print photos but my wife still loves to have prints to one day eventually put into albums someday in the future and the print quality of the photos from this Canon is superb. I have a hard time distinguishing which ones I printed and which ones were sent out to be printed.
All in all I couldn't be happier with this printer..
A+++++ AWESOME product. Love it!!!
June 7, 2015
This is the most incredible piece of electronic hardware I have ever purchased as far as printers, scanners, and fax machines goes. And I've had plenty of competing brands (Epsom, Brother, HP, etc.). None have ever come close to the absolute sleekness and perfection of the print quality, and it is quite simply the easiest to set up and use, even if it is your first time for an "all in one" piece. My four year old granddaughter could breeze through this with no problem!
I am so very glad I did over an hour and a half, or more, to research and compare all the others out there. At $99, there is simply no comparison. I did buy the "ink4work Set of 20 pack PGI-250XL backup set of cartridges due to the fabulous reviews I read from other Amazon buyers, and although I haven't used any yet, it is a good feeling for $20 to have all of these as backup in case I blast through one or more colors on a specific project. One problem: Canon did not send me the cartridges in the package when I opened it and started following the very simple "fast set up" directions. Bummer! Thank goodness I had already purchased and received the generic backups - I was good to go! I will be calling Canon to let them know that I went through the box and the shipping materials very carefully, thinking maybe I threw them out by accident. No such luck. Hopefully they will make good on sending me what should have come with the unit.
I would recommend this for the novice as well as us who depend on these products to run our businesses from home a vital tool. If I can think of it, I'll update in a couple of months to let you know how it works. Total FIVE STARS. Great price on Amazon.
This is an exceptional piece of technology. Canon has been my first choice for years.
April 28, 2013
That said, I don't try different brands so I can compare them, so I may be biased. My camera equipment is Canon (for many years) and so my last printer was a Canon IP6000, purchased in 2006, for printing 4x6 photos (and documents). It worked great until recently when it suddenly slowed way down, which is what prompted me to go shopping. Naturally I read the reviews for Canon printers (and some other brands) and it appeared that this one was the newest technology and already had favorable reviews, including from people with home businesses.
Now, let's switch gears. My printing needs have diminished over the years as I have become increasingly more digital in document storage, online financial transactions, etc. Basically, if I can do it digitally, then that is the route I take. This includes my photo collection which is stored on my iPad for showing off. :-) I also bought a CanoScan 8600F (flatbed scanner) in 2006, which is still in use.
So, imagine my very pleasant surprise when I discovered the awesome speed and stream-lined functionality of the multi-sheet scanning feature! If one sets up a directory (in the accompanying software utilities) ahead of time, then it's as simple as loading your documents, hitting either start button (black or color) and very quickly a pdf file shows up in the pre-set directory. Did I mention it has an ethernet port and is quickly (and painlessly) recognized on the network once the drivers are installed? I don't like Wi-Fi for home networking, I prefer ethernet (gigabit speed) when ever I can get it, so this port was a big plus for me. All of my computers see and work with the Fax driver, Printer driver and Scanning driver.
Now, let's mention some little things that make this machine great. I never turn it off as it has a low-power state (automatic after a few minutes of inactivity) where everything powers down with only one small, blue light glowing. If I send something to the printer it immediately comes to life, takes a few moments to warm up and (this is cool) the paper output tray *automatically* opens and the extension support flips out! It's the little things that make me smile. :-) Also, if I place one or more documents in the scanner slot (while in low power mode) then it instantly springs to life and takes a few moments to warm up.
Having stated that I print less and less these days, I must say I was impressed with the ink cartridges. They all have small, red LED lights that confirm they are plugged in correctly and in working order! Another smile. :-) Now I don't FAX much these days, but it's nice to know that it is hooked into the "clone" line through my PhonePower VOIP adapter (2 ports) and therefore is available upon demand. Oh, btw, the top lifts up like a flatbed scanner also, so I guess I will be donating the CanoScan 8600F soon.
Final analysis: This machine's capabilities pleasantly exceeded my expectations, even after reading the specs and reviews. It has proven to be fairly equal in functionality to the Xerox multi-function machine at work, but at a fraction of the cost. The only thing it can't do is print 11x17, but that isn't an issue at this time. I will try to get back in a year to report on it's longevity prospects.
UPDATE: I have knocked the rating down to 4 stars because there is no secondary sheet feeder. (My rating for this is actually 4.5 but that choice isn't available). Occasionally I have need to print on 8.5 x 14 (legal). With this unit one must remove the regular paper from the lower (main) paper tray, extend it out (at least they did build that into the unit) and load the 8.5 x 14 paper. I suppose I have been spoiled by top (secondary) sheet feeders on previous printers, so this is a small let-down. I guess I assumed the scanning feeder could be used as a secondary sheet feeder (for printing) but due to the design of the machine it cannot.
UPDATE, 11-24-13: I had occasion to send my sister a letter today (she hates email) so I typed one up and hit the print button. I have not printed anything for several months, and the print cartridges are now 7 months old. My letterhead includes a small photo of a sunset over a local river at the bottom. After hitting the print button the machine woke up, flipped out the print tray, spent a minute doing a self-diagnostics, then printed out my one page in about 7 seconds. Apart from a slight smudge at the top (probably due to inactivity for several months) the letter printed out flawlessly, including the photo. I reprinted the letter and there were no smudges or flaws. Since I have not needed "legal" size paper anymore, I am changing my rating to 5 stars since this machine is doing everything I need it to do.
UPDATE, 05-25-14: I lost my mother on Feb. 1 and inherited her estate. I was forced to move temporarily from WA to KY to liquidate the estate. My first priority was to set up my office so I could deal with the legal, financial and medical accounts and issues. I am also Trustee so there were many Will disbursements to deal with. I did not bring my MX922 from WA, instead I bought a new one once here. After 4 months of scanning, copying, and printing, I can now say I have given this machine a workout, including the printing function. It has performed most excellent. I also needed to buy more ink cartridges and discovered an alternate source (here on Amazon) for cartridges that are: (a) a fraction of the cost of Canon cartridges, (b) still have the same red LED's on them that communicate with the printer and (c) are relatively CLEAR, so one can see how much ink is left. I still cannot comment on photo printing as I am all digital these days when it comes to photography. But I can give this unit 5 stars for being a workhorse in all other areas! I can also say that if one schedules their need for printing envelopes in batches, this unit does that professionally as well.
UPDATE, 08-24-15: Earlier in the year I decided to start creating my own greeting cards (using CorelDraw) and printing out 5x7 photos for b-day gifts to relatives and friends (from PhotoShop). Both machines are still working great, and they produce exceptional photos. There are settings within the Canon print drivers that one can play with to improve the photo quality as well. I can also endorse the much cheaper ink cartridges that I buy from Blake Printing Supply on Amazon. I have gone through 2 sets (10 cartridges in a set) and they work great as well. For those wanting to find them, do a search on Amazon for "MX922 compatible ink cartridges" and look for Blake Printing Supply.
Gets the Job Done
September 4, 2017
I always dread buying printers because every time I research them, they always have negative reviews that are not necessarily helpful, but make me nervous to try them. I am a new graduate student and bought this printer because I needed a more reliable one than the HP deskjet I used in undergrad. So far, I am happy with this product as it was easy enough to set up, and is the perfect size. I had no problems hooking up the printer to my wireless network and laptop, and found it was very easy to print wirelessly. I have not had this printer for very long so I can't speak to its life span, but so far I am pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quality printer with little to no hassle.
Compact, feature rich, and a good deal!
May 16, 2017
I am extremely satisfied with this printer. It is a relatively compact size. Bluetooth setup was a breeze. It is very quiet when printing. AND, of course, the print quality is very good! Automatic Double sided printing is great. All in all I really could not be more satisfied. For everyday use and space-saving this is a terrific choice for your home office. Also the price is excellent for the features and if you can pick one up through the Amazon Warehouse you will get an even better bargain.
wifi is good.
January 27, 2017
I replaced my old HP all in one with this one only because I wanted wifi printing and it is great! It has an email address that you can send documents to from anywhere and it will print them! The print quality isn't as good as my old one though. But I love the flat-bed scanner that lets me get copies from books.
After a year with this printer I can say it is ok. Print quality is not as good as my old C5200 though.
It wouldn't recognize the print cartridge last time I changed it so I called tech support and they said this is common and I just had to trash the driver and reinstall it. Took time to get to tech support.
I get new ink cartridges automatically so I never run out of ink.
Idk why people complain about this
January 24, 2017
I'm SO GLAD I ignored the bad reviews on here and purchased this anyway...BEST PRINTER EVER. I was worried because people said it was hard to set up, they had to reconnect it to their phone or laptop or whatever every single time they use it...blah blah blah. I haven't had any of these issues. I own my own business and don't print a lot at home but I've already printed over 100 pages in the last couple months and it's worked flawlessly.
Also- get the instant ink!!! It's so cheap and totally worth it. Spend the $5!! They give you a couple months free on top of that! Like I seriously got ink delivered a week ago and had no idea I was low!
Oh and we're short on space and sometimes pile things on top of it and it will still print just fine. Lol not that it's the best thing to do but hey I figured some other people might wonder if it would be a problem.
Good printer, very modern, automatic INK ordering, can't expect much more from a printer.
November 9, 2016
I never liked HP products until now, but the Envy is so easy to use and even has some nice gimmicks like the tray bar that opens up automatically and protects the sheets from falling down. It is not the fastest printer I've seen, but the quality is very good, and the best feature is that it actually orders ink from HP whenever it comes out. It took me about 5 minutes to set it up including the automatic ordering.
I can pretty much list the main features of this printer:
1) It easily (Really easy) prints from everywhere, including your mobile phone, computers connected to the network, you can even send an email to a designated email and it will print it. You can scan on the spot or from a far, pretty good.
2) This printer removes the worries from running out of ink and where to order it - it orders for you, and the model is different - you pay for pages printed, and not for the ink. For example - $4.99 per month (insignificant cost IMO) will get you up to 100 pages per month, if you need more, they have plans for that too. From here on out - print everything that you want - B&W or color - same costs.
Very happy with that purchase.
Great printer & Awesome Instant Ink program
June 25, 2016
I am a teacher and I bought this printer to be able to participate in the instant ink program. The printer and the iip are great!! The best part of the printer is that it auto prints on both sides! The pics are samples of a projects I printed with this printer. Great printer for the price.
Four Star Reviews:
Great but no external paper feeder!
April 9, 2017
I had the prior model of this, the 890 series, but after about two years it suddenly stopped printing and the Canon technician said it cannot be fixed. The printer was perfect – it did everything I needed. So I bought this next generation, this MX922. It seems to be identical except for one real bummer: they removed the external paper feeder, which I used all the time. Now you have to dig down and pull the drawer out to add paper or to see what's there. A pain, but doable. Would have given this five stars if they have that external paper feeder.
Great for printing school papers!
April 5, 2017
I've had the printer for a few months now, and it's great! Never had a double-sided printing printer before, but this is so convenient! I use it to print lab reports and powerpoint notes for school constantly. The deep paper tray has me running only to collect my homework, and not to refill the paper again. It connects to laptops by Wifi, and it's so simple to use!
The only thing is sometimes this printer switches trays on the automatic option, and it will say the printer is empty, when it's really just trying to print your full sized document onto photo paper (which I took out of the upper tray because of this). Also, the paper they give you for the bottom tray is essential to keep at the bottom of the paper pile, it helps the printer align, and it doesn't print correctly without it. To me, this printer is a fantastic buy, and even with the quirks, I'd but this one again.
Overall: A Solid Buy at a Fair Price
April 2, 2016
Overall, this is an outstanding product and does exactly what it's supposed to do. You can print directly onto CD's or paper. You can scan, fax, or copy. And you can do it all wirelessly. Trust me, printing from your phone at any time while connected to your home network is an incredible feeling. I have had issues doing this using other printers, but a streamlined process with this one.
I do, however, wish this printer was a little quicker. It really seems to take a while to get going once you've clicked the print button on your device.
Also, you will notice the cost-per-page is higher than average - although the ability to buy separate ink cartridges for each color is a nice benefit, and can help save some money.
So overall, I give this product 4 out of 5 stars! I am very satisfied with this product and will continue to buy from Canon and Amazon as well.
(Included images show album artwork & printed CD using the Canon PIXMA MX922)
A MUST READ REVIEW IF SERIOUSLY IN THE MARKET FOR A GREAT QUALITY ALL-IN-ONE HOME OFFICE PRODUCT
July 1, 2014
This is my first review on any product on Amazon, this review will be on the Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax. After reading almost 75 reviews this will be focusing on the reviews with 1-2 stars. First to the complaints on the wireless air-print from Ios or Android, if you setup the printer using WPS your phone will never pick up the printer or will appear offline. You have to select WLAN Setup from Menu on the printer then select other setup options on the LCD screen then select standard setup and find your router then select and type in your password then connect. Also you have to make sure your phone is on the same channel, so especially if you have a dual-band router and your phone is on the 5ghz channel and the printer is on the 2.4ghz channel you will also run into problems. So every thing has to be on same channel, phone on 2.4ghz then the printer has to be on 2.4ghz channel then you will have absolutely no problems printing from your phone. Then with the complaints about noise there is a Quit mode selection in the menu when turned on it reduced all printer noise by at least 75%. Now to the ink consumption this printer is one of the best in the simple fact that if one of your cartridges runs out it will continue to print. Also the printer by default will print even all Black and White documents in the color setting because it brings a better quality this can simply be changed in your printer settings in your control panel to Black and White so most regular text documents will use the XXL cartridge which lasts for ever. With this setting changed if the page has color it stills prints in color.Compared to other printers when one cartridge runs out the printer will not continue to print until the ink cartridge is changed. The Canon PIXMA MX922 is one of the best printers I've used regarding ink, as a plus you can buy a color and XXL Black cartridge set from Amazon for a total of $60. As far as the scanner and copier go's it is one of the best I've used on a printer under $200. Have not had a chance to use the Fax so I can't reply in this review on that subject. One of the few downfalls of this printer is the size it really is a rather large printer compared to other all in one printers in it's class so take that into consideration. Photos are absolutely beautiful when used with Cannon Pro Platinum photo paper at 4x6 100 sheets for $20 on Amazon. As far as setup and install program wise it's pretty much standard procedure. I've had the printer for about two weeks now and really I am so impressed for only $99. To those saying about break downs well with the SquareTrade 3-Year Electronics Protection Plan ($75-100) for only $14.20 how can you go wrong? There is another slight downside if you don't have a router or wireless access the printer doesn't come with the USB cable to direct connect, but one can be purchased on Amazon for $5.49 the Mediabridge USB 2.0 - A Male to B Male Cable (10 Feet) - High-Speed with Gold-Plated Connectors - Black. For those people giving this printer 1-2 stars it really is not their fault they are just ignorant to technology. Throwing off people into second guessing in purchasing this amazing piece of home all in one equipment. The auto 35 page duplex is also so time saving and conserves so much on paper consumption. I really hope this review finds people who are interested in purchasing this machine. The VERY few downsides like the USB and shear size is the only reason I didn't give this product a 5 star rating. I hope this review was helpful in letting you disregard the people giving this product 1-2 stars. Thanks for taking the time to read a real review!
Solid printer with great features but a large footprint
March 18, 2013
I always buy the all-in-ones that are able to automatically print duplex and that include a fax since I still need to fax upon occasion. In the past I've had HP, but haven't had great experiences with their printers lately (the last one I had starting failing one month after the 1 year warranty expired. HP said "tough luck" essentially, even though I read that my issues were VERY common with their products. They had no sense of ownership...). So I moved on to Canon.
This model, while shorter than my past printers, has a bigger footprint. My husbands exact remark when I unpacked it was "So I see you decided to go with the small model." Yes, he's a bit sarcastic :) .
What is great about it so far (I haven't played with all the features yet; I'll update as I do that):
1. Unpacking it is relatively easy. It's bulky and a bit heavy, but Canon put it in a bag. So you can lift up the handles and it pulls the printer right out of the box. This is the first time I've seen this. It was so much easier than my printers in the past where I had to smash my hands down in the box, try to get a grip, and then try to coax the printer out of the box.
2. It was very easy to install. The install takes about 14 minutes, but the install program warns you of this. And since all you have to do is wait it's very easy.
3. It has a user guide that comes with the printer. Now don't get too excited - it's not printed. BUT it is added to your system upon installation and the sw that is installed on your system also has links to it online. This is the first time I've actually found it easy to get a user guide since they stopped providing the printed copy in the box. I may actually like it better than the printed copy since it's just a click away. And I'm a person who uses the guide since I like to use advanced features
4. It is bluetooth capable. I find this is the easiest way to print pictures from my phone (even my 6 year old can do it) so this is a plus. Do I wish the bluetooth was built in? Yes. But since I had an extra adapter laying around this wasn't an issue. I plugged in the adapter and it instantly was ready. So easy.
5. It is wi-fi ready and the wi-fi works. This was the first thing to go on my last printer, so working wi-fi makes me happy. We'll see how long it lasts, but I haven't heard of major issues with the Canons so I'm not worried.
6. It is cloud ready. I set it up to connect to Google Cloud Print. And I put that app on my tablets. So now I can easily print from my samsung tablet. The setup was easy to do - I followed the steps in the user guide.
7. The tray that catches the paper can fold up to stay out of the way when you aren't printing. I like this because I've got pets and I hate the thought of fur getting into my printer. And, the best part (and my favorite gee-whiz feature hands down) is that it automatically opens when you send a print job. I l-o-v-e that. It's the little things in life, right? :)
What I'm not so crazy about: The menus and lack of touch screen. Maybe it's because I'm changing brands, but the menus are not as intuitive as I'd like. I find myself referencing the guide more than I'd like to so I can find what I need in the menus. And since it's not touch screen you've got to navigate using a keypad off to the side. I find that cumbersome. But I'm sure I'll get used to both these things as time goes on. Oh, and I wish someone would invent a black printer that didn't show every dust particle. Ooh, a stainless steel printer would be nice; it would then match my kitchen appliances and look quite snazzy in my office.
So far I've set up multiple computers, printed wirelessly, printed via cloud, printed via bluetooth, printed pictures and set up my fax preferences. I haven't scanned or faxed yet, but all the printing has been good quality. It's a bit quieter than my HPs which is nice. And the starter ink that was included seems to be going a long way.
When I get a chance I'll put it through the paces (I WILL try every feature in the guide. I'm just one of those people) and I'll update my review. In the meantime, I definitely recommend the printer for ease of setup and solid performance.
Good Multi Function Printer BUT!!!
August 7, 2017
Good multifunction for the price. Does not have a fax capability. Paper tray will only hold about 15 pages of paper. When printing, a page support device swing out from the front of the printer (support is about 2"x 7") and remains protruding in front of the printer. You have to manually return it to the stored location in the printer. This is guaranteed to be accidently broken off in time, sooner than later. This was purchased for a casual location for part time business and personal use. Performs well in what is does.....But with the small paper load and swing support device Iwould not buy or recommend it. It the lack of a fax, and the small paper load, and protruding paper support does not bother you, then this is a good printer.
"This is a pretty simple solution that not many people know
April 1, 2017
I have not had the problems with this printer that others have complained about. I followed advice from this poster:
"This is a pretty simple solution that not many people know, but here's how to disable the annoying instant ink pop-ups:
You can disable the notifications through Printer Server Properties. (Click on your Control Panel, then the Devices and Printers tab)
>From Devices and Printers. Highlight your printer, then look above for a tab called "Print server properties" across the top. Click the tab, then click the Advanced tab and uncheck both "Show informational notifications for local printers and network printers" boxes. Apply and click OK. Hope this helps!"
A solid triple, but no home run.
March 11, 2017
This wireless all-in-one photo printer does a good job. I had to end up hooking it up with a cable, though, because even the HP customer support rep was unable to get it hooked up in wireless mode. I also think that a port for a camera SD card should be standard equipment on these machines at this point, but this one does not come with that feature. Having made those criticisms I will say that the machine is easy to use and scans, copies, and prints well.
I am still having an odd issue with Cloud Print requiring random refreshes but overall its been a great printer.
April 18, 2016
I have had a few wifi printers and the one consistent thing is none of them work the way they claim they will. This printer replaced a Lexmark that was about five years old that I could never get working. This one is the exception to that rule.
Setup took about 30 minutes and in that time I had it printing from devices on our home network, and via Google Cloud Print. I am still having an odd issue with Cloud Print requiring random refreshes but overall its been a great printer.
Would Recommend for Light to Moderate Use
November 13, 2015
HEADS UP -- It takes about 15 seconds from the moment you click "Print" to the moment it completes the first page, and that's without printing any images; only text. Following pages thereafter take about 7 seconds each; I'm only adding this as it matters to those intending to purchase for heavy use. This shouldn't be an issue unless you heavily use your printer (like in a very busy office space). I personally think this printer is best for home use or light office use. I print about 4-5 invoices per day so it really isn't a problem for me.
I do like the touch screen and slide menu feature, and I also really like the sleek and professional look it has. It comes with what's called "HP quick forms" (refer to photos), where you can print out a fax cover sheet, graph paper, notebook paper, calendar, check list, and even some Sudoku and other games; pretty neat. It does have a 2"x7.5" retractable paper holder, which automatically retracts when you hit print. Dimensions are approximately 17.3"x15" with paper holder in; 17.3"x21" when holder is out. The top surface is flat so since I rarely use the scanner, I use that extra space for a lightweight paper organizer. It's slightly textured so you don't have to worry about scratching it if that matters to you.
Setup was extremely easy, both by USB cable and by wifi connection. Took a total of about 8-10 minutes setting up by both methods. I use this printer on two different computer towers, one of which has no internet connection. Never have any issues connecting to the printer or getting it to function as needed on either towers.
Overall would recommend for light to moderate use.
HP 63 (not HP 61) ink cartridges!
November 13, 2015
Caution: this printer uses HP63 (not HP61) ink cartridges. That fact is misrepresented in the Frequently Bought Together section.
I was little disappointed because I thought I would utilize new unused HP61 cartridges from my previous printer. Otherwise, printer seems to be well made.
Three Star Reviews:
OK printer but uses tons of ink even just for regular, non-photo printing, easy set up
July 4, 2017
Prints fairly slowly; uses a LOT of ink. It is does have a lot of functions but it's gone through an entire set of ink very quickly and I did not use a lot of color printed items and always chose black and white when possible or the ink-saving mode etc.
It is an OK printer. But if you print picture I bet this thing will just suck up the ink like a hog. I only print document and got this for my home for my home office but regretting it with the ink use. I will likely refill or get new ink when it is time, give it another go and see how it does but yeah it's an ink hog.
It also felt a little clumsy unboxin and inserting the paper because there are two drawers but the bottom one doesn't really have a great glide in then in order to set up you HAVE to put photo paper in the little tray above the main tray. Thankfully it came with this set though but was weird. Setting it up and connecting to WiFi etc was a breeze.
Aside from that, it does everything else promised and is a very compact all in one so I can see how tempting it is. I would check out other reviews for this printer or other printers before deciding.
Cannon vs Epson "no hands down here, no winner"
July 1, 2017
This is not really my favorite to use all in one printer at all. Its huge, its heavy and its slow to spool up and the software sucks. My last Canon lasted me years that's why I am back to purchase another. I just want to easely print stuff for the cheap. I don't do a lot photos (or fax) so I really can't comment on a huge difference in quality. I do think my old Epson Artisan had tad better photo print quality and faster spooling. I do a lot of CD printing and I liked Epson CD printing much MUCH better! This Cannon model you have to manually take out the CD print tray and engage the printer software to except the CD tray into the printer then line it up with the arrows on the the tray, poor engineering. The Epson was much easier, just place CD on the tray and print it, nothing to remove line up or replace. The Canon Cd printing software is lacking as well compared to Epson's simplicity. The Canon software included compared to Epson's, Epson wins hands down. The scan software is no where close to the advanced features of the Epson. I will just use my Epson Perfection V370 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner with scan-to-cloud & 4800 x 9600 dpi for scanning important pictures etc.But not only is the Epson models known for their ink clogging issues, the model I had (Epson Artisan 700 series) was a 6 cartridge unit. This is another reason why I chose the Canon again. Before I buy a printer I always check aftermarket print cartridges, they are cheap for this Canon model. I purchased 28pcs for only $23.So my conclusion is what good is a printer if it gets clogged up. Tried unclogging the Epson using several methods, without success. now its in the landfill after just a little over a year or two's use and a bunch of new now worthless cartridges. Nothings perfect in ether printer just hope this Canon gives me good service.
Although a bit heavy, it prints well and the ...
June 6, 2016
Although a bit heavy, it prints well and the wireless works cleanly. However, there is one major drawback - there are five print cartridges. There is a large black, three color, and a small black for photos. Although I print exclusively in black and white, the printer insists on using the color cartridges for some unknown reason. They run out quickly, being small, and are expensive to replace. This is an expensive downside - I am always replacing color cartridge that I do not need or use. Further, the printer refuses to print at all when any of the cartridges is empty, forcing you to go replace the cartridge you don't want and don't need. Very irritating and expensive.
Great printer, but short life
November 24, 2014
There are many things to love about this printer. Fast. Good print quality. Easy scanner access. The best wireless support I've ever seen in a printer. Support for Google Cloud Print. Templates, etc.
However, I have had this printer for 20 months (bought in March 2013), and now its alignment is faulty. Text is blurry, and all black is printed "double-struck", exactly as shown in this forum discussion: http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/Printer-Multifunction-Support/MX922-PGBK-Twisted-Grid-see-pix/m-p/114119 . I worked with Canon technical support, and they say that the printer has to be serviced or replaced. Yeah, that's exactly what I need as I try to print my family Christmas letter.
What is it about inkjet printers such that they die about every two years?
Difficult FAX set up. Phone and answering machine HAVE to be hooked directly into printer.
November 26, 2013
This printer is quite large and takes up a lot of space compared to other printers I have owned. IT is very nice looking, sleek and clean but just is large. The printer is great for quality of printing and speed. It was relatively easy to set up and easy to get working accept for the FAX. The FAX set up is relatively easy to do but the manual that came with the printer was not very thorough. It took some time to discover where to find the FAX set up. After struggling through all the various FAX settings I was able to send a FAX but was not able to receive a FAX. I went to the online Canon support site I discovered this printer needs a very specific phone line arrangement in order for it to receive an incoming FAX signal. After much investigating I discovered I HAVE to attach my phone and answering machine DIRECTLY to our PIxma MX922. They can not stand alone in different rooms or hooked up to different but parallel phone jacks. This is the only printer/FAX that I have owned that REQUIRED my phone base and my answering machine to be hooked up directly into the printer/FAX and not stand alone. All my other printer/FAXES could be hooked up parallel with the phone on one jack and the printer in a different room on another jack. My problem is that my phone system is a base system with several remote phones throughout the house. I have my base and answering machine in our downstairs main floor living area where we spend the majority of our time. In my upstairs home office I have a remote phone that does not need a wall jack plus a phone line that the printer/FAX is hooked up. However, this printer REQUIRES that your main base phone/answering machine HAS to be hooked up directly to the printer. I have two choices........1) move my phone base and answering machine up to my small home office where it will not be convenient for checking phone messages since I do not spend the majority of my time in my home office area. or 2) move my printer down into my main living area so my phone base/answering machine can be hooked up directly to the printer. Neither choice is convenient. I guess I do have a 3rd choice. ......return this printer and get one that does not require phone/ answering machine to be hooked into it to receive a FAX. This part of the design is very poor in my opinion but I will keep the printer because I do love the quality and easy way it works, I just don't want this printer sitting in my living room in order to do the required hookup to my answering machine.
HP quality at a surprisingly low price
May 27, 2017
See the update below.I have never heard anyone complain about HP printer hardware, and this printer meets that high bar. It is surprisingly small and light weight but delivers impressive performance. Some reviews complain about the "intrusive" Instant Ink feature, that requires the user to let the printer make direct contact with HP to order ink and receive updates. I was a little skeptical at first but a close look at what you get made me give it a try. It does seem to be an economical way to buy ink if you can anticipate and manage your usage. It is based on the number of pages printed and not on the amount of ink consumed. New users get the first 3 months and 300 pages free, which includes delivery of one each color and black cartridge in about 10 days after you sign up. What I have yet to determine is if the printer can tell you how many pages you've printed, because if you go over your 30 allowance there is a $1 charge for each 15 page increment after that. So take a close look at the feature and decide if it's right for you. Moving on to the printing, the first page the printer printed was an alignment page. You put that on the scanner bed and the printer aligns the print head. After that I tried scanning a color image and could barely tell the original from the copy. Next was sending an image to the printer from the computer, which meant connecting the two using WiFi. It was a slightly tedious process but one you only need to do once. I found a full size rich in color image and printed it. If I had used glossy paper instead of regular bond paper it would have looked like a photograph. Overall, for the price of printer and ink, I am impressed. I would buy it again.Update: I was really impressed with the printer at first and gave it five stars. But lately it seems to have conspired with Windows 10 and refuses to print. When I go to print a document I get the message that the printer is offline. And yet all other indications are that it is online. This makes the printer nothing more than a paper weight. Very frustrating. I think I will still to printers that connect via USB ports from now on.
It's just and ok printer. Not much more.
April 22, 2017
Going from our Epson 730 that died to the HP was pretty much lackluster results. The tricolor cartridge just doesn't deliver the eye popping color of our older printer. We were in a pinch to get something I wish I would have waited and done more research. If I had it to do over I wouldn't have purchased this printer. I will say that using the HP ink service is nice but it still doesn't make up for lost ground when it comes to printing pictures on this thing.
NOT A PHOTO PRINTER, IT'S JUST A COLOR PRINTER.
November 13, 2016
So, turns out the printer I first bought is a defect, after exchange, the printer works great, though, I thought it is a photo printer, but no, it's just a color printer. NOT A PHOTO PRINTER!
The "easy set up" process turns out not be easy at all, we had to watch multiple Youtube video to figure out how to set it up and my bf is a UX designer, and we are tech people. The whole setting up and getting started experience was just awful, we made it work eventually without even knowing how we did it. After it finally worked, we are having connection issues, ex. Printer has to be shut down and restart to be really connected even the wifi LED shows it's connected. When it enter sleep mode, and a new job got sent to the printer, it will not awake, and connection will be lost again, it requires a shut down and restart the printer to make it work again. Even shutting down is awful, there are time the display will froze, and never wants to shut down. This product looks modern, but works like an antique, and we would not recommend it to anyone.
A printer designed to sell ink...
September 20, 2016
I've had several HP printers and HP has always made decent products, but it's their software and marketing tactics that let them down and that's a shame.
This is a nice printer as long as it's for home use. Be aware that you will get a pop-up every time you print. I did not opt for the automatic replacement cartridges because I'll go out and get the ink when I need it. I should have that choice regardless of what HP thinks. Don't care that I need to use genuine HP ink cartridges as I've always done that anyway.
I'd be happier if I could get rid of that annoying pop-up. I'll live with this for awhile, then maybe I'll try another brand.
September 8, 2016
There are some aspects to this printer I really like and some I really don't. Overall, I'm left feeling just "okay" with the purchase.
This printer is, by far, the easiest I've set up. It reads the network without a hitch and the touch display makes selections easy. Copying is quick enough, as is scanning. I do both frequently, so I'm happy with the functionality there. The paper tray makes duplex printing possible at long last. And, for the price point, it is a fairly quick little printer.
Then there are the things that make me unhappy. The paper tray is located at the front bottom of the print and can get block by anything on the desk (I know, big whoop, but still...). The paper support swings out when you print. When you no longer need it, you have push it back in place or risk snapping off this thin piece of plastic. I sometimes confuse the location to lift the scanner cover and open the door to the inside of the printer instead.
Now the big one. It's a really big one, too. I hope I've got your attention because it is the one thing you should remember about this review. No matter how good the printing of text and simple images looks, when you print your really nice pictures or other images with detail, they look horrible. Every image is muddied with darkness and too much ink. I have a good idea why this happens (it's rather technical with the handling of RGB images in with a CMYK printing tool). From the HP forums, they know this happens, but don't address the issue. Their stock response seems to be for us to check the driver, software, run diagnostic tools, and print in draft mode.
So, if you aren't printing images, but are printing graphs and graphics, this is a decent printer to purchase. Just don't expect a photo printer for this price point.
Great Quality Pictures but Uses TONS of Color Ink
September 6, 2016
UPDATE: I have been using the printer for about two weeks. The picture quality is GREAT; however, I went through the starter color ink cartridge AND another store bought FULL cartridge with only having printed 14 full color photograph pages. Unfortunately, this has forced me to sign up for the Instant Ink Program, which is $36/year (which guarantees me 50 pages per month). I have spent over an hour on the phone with HP to get this far and to insist they send me another ink cartridge for free since I should get more than 10 color copies per $15 ink cartridge. This is so frustrating
ORIGINAL POST: I just received my printer today. It is much larger physically than I expected (I didn't look at the dimensions), but that wasn't a problem. It took about 15-20 minutes to set-up, but was very easy with step-by-step directions in the box. I test printed a full page picture on plain copy paper and it looks great. I also printed four pictures on a piece of glossy photo paper and it looks great as well. I am very pleased so far with the printer. I have never had a photo printer before, so the quality of the pictures is 100% better than when I was try to print pictures on a regular printer.
Two Star Reviews:
Decent print quality, but archaic design and poor wireless connectivity
September 3, 2017
Got this on sale but you'd be better off with another model. I would not buy this is I had it to do over.
1. Performs lots of functions; still has dial-up fax capabilities if you need that. Also has scanner bed and functions as standard printer.
2. Relatively low profile - not small, but not too tall and will fit in a space with less clearance than a lot of the HP's with tall paper feeders.
3. Quite good printing quality - both standard letter and photo, though can be very slow. Cannot see a significant difference between this and the MG7720, which uses six inks.
4. Two separate paper trays - the top one is much smaller than the bottom, but the top one can be dedicated for example for 4x6 or 5x7 photo paper. Larger bottom tray is intended for standard letter-sized or similar paper.
5. Has multiple connection options - can connect printer via Ethernet, USB, or Wireless; has traditional phone line connection for fax
6. Ink is easy to replace and the cartridges have red lights which blink when low, though you can't see them unless you access the ink bay.
1. No touch screen. Menu is accessed through a physical button pad to toggle and select functions. Probably not a big deal for some, but can really slow things down a bit for some functions.
2. Lower paper tray is small compared to some competitors and at the very bottom of the printer, so any obstacle, if you have a lip on your table, etc might make it difficult to slide open.
3. Doesn't respond or print nearly as fast as the MG7720, though speeds in the specs are similar. MUCH slower than the M7720 for photos. Makes a lot of noise and is idle much of the time during a print job, even with a very strong Orbi network nearby. This is the only one of my six printers that exhibits this behavior, and my HP printer in the same room is much faster.
4. Relatively large footprint and fairly heavy.
5. Maintaining wireless connectivity is an issue....if printer is not used for a day or so, it disconnects from the network and has to be power-cycled to resume connectivity. Extremely annoying, and something my HP printers do not do. Apparently it is a widespread issue and often discussed in tech forums. Canon seems to like to blame the router, but the issue is clearly with the printer and it's the client's responsibility to sustain a connection to the network. Cannot find anything in the settings to prevent this.
6. Sucks ink - but then, so do most inkjet printers. Canon ink replacement cartridges are quite expensive, one complete replacement set is almost as expensive as the printer itself was. This printer uses five separate inks.
Hope Springs Eternal...
April 19, 2017
Four tries over the course of the past six months, and it finally seems as if I have received a Canon MX922 printer that works properly. I say 'seems' because I haven't put this one through its paces yet. I've printed some Word documents and test picture prints on 8.5”-by-11” copy paper and everything's all right. That's more than I can say for MX922s numbers one, two, and three.
But there's an awful lot this printer is supposed to do, from operating wirelessly to scanning and copying and faxing, as well as providing a bunch of fancy-schmancy applications for preparing and executing the manufacture and storage of your photos. I had no luck using these functions with my three previous model MX922s. For one thing, the setup is so complex and time-consuming (two manuals [online and very inconvenient], 170 or so pages collectively, if memory serves) that I haven't availed myself of most of the MX922's features this go-round.
So my evaluation of the machine is a guarded 'ok', until I delve into some of the other tasks it claims to perform.
But the inconvenience of having to return three MX922s, let alone having to spend a good deal of time working in conjunction with Canon's service people by phone is, right there, enough to dissuade me from trying this model again should the present printer go on the fritz. The fact that I finally came into possession of a functioning unit – so far, within very narrow limits – has led me to add a second twinkler to my rating of this product. If it fails within the next year or so, you can be sure I'll remove a star.
By the way, the MX922 is the approximate size and weight of a battleship, which should render it somewhat cumbersome and space-consuming in many a home office.
Not a bit sorry to go back to Canon...update: Well, now I am a little sorry I have THIS Canon printer. 2nd update: shopping.
October 7, 2016
2nd update: The paper handling of this printer is the worst I have ever had, no matter the brand. It thinks there is no paper when there is an inch of paper, or a 1/2 inch, or cardstock, or photo paper. It will print the second sheet in the feeder after successfully printing the first sheet over and over in testing. It wastes checks, photo paper, cardstock, ink, and time. Don't waste your money. I have had this since 2016 and I'm finished. Shopping. And now Canon-shy. When it works as expected, it works great, thus the 2 stars I left.
Update: I reduced this printer by 2 stars after using it for several months for these reasons:
1. It will not print on cardstock. Not the heavy stuff, but the plain old, everyday card stock that every printer I have ever owned handled like a dream. At best, I can get 2 pages before the first jam. After that, it is constant jamming (which means nothing fed at all, because there is also no jam). I have to take every file from this job to my other job to print on cardstock.
2. I have to arm wrestle the paper drawer to get it to open about 60% of the time. Seriously, it is a BATTLE. The rest of the time, it is easy, but that is less than half the time.
3. I really miss the manual feed tray I have had on all past printers. Sometimes, I just want to print a small job on different paper (or cardstock), but it is not a feature of this printer and I REALLY miss it.
Other than that, I have no issues with it. It's simple to change the ink. It prints very nicely - in fact, I just printed up 100 wedding invitations and they are perfect.
Bought this (which was number 1 best seller) to replace ny much older Canon PIXMA which ...
July 25, 2016
Bought this (which was number 1 best seller) to replace ny much older Canon PIXMA which died suddenly. This works great, does everything it's supposed to do and supports airprint which the old one didn't . Only 4 stars because it takes a long time to power up and get ready, and printing is quite slow. Other than that, it's great.
Reduced to two stars. I don't need to print much but when I do, I want the printer to just work.
Landed up buying a plain black/white laser printer for most of my normal printing and keep this for color only.
The problems with this printer are ink and connection....
Ink - always an issue with black - mostly too light, even when tank is full, even with a new ink cartridge. Endless adjusting and wasted paper.
Cleaning or Deep cleaning takes time and burns ink.
Connection - it has Ethernet, USB and Wifi, but only one of them can be setup and used (either Ethernet or WIfi) for network mode. Wifi is slow and I feel like some data is missed, which makes the output useless. I land up using USB more than networked mode, which defeats the purpose because wifi mode is needed for tablets without usb
I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THE FURY OF HELL, until now.
March 2, 2015
I bought this printer because it was able to scan, copy, fax, print, etc. I usually have good experiences with Canon products, but I can't say that with this printer AT ALL.
1) This is my main issue - the printer does a LOT of thinking. From the moment you turn it on and ask it to print, it decides to make a bunch of noises for 10-15 minutes while it's "thinking" then it finally prints out your items. But when it finally does print, it does it fairly quickly... It's just that the process up to the actual printing takes so long that you have boiled over in anger and impatience and are doing everything thing you can not to toss the hell-forsaken thing across the room! And GOD FORBID you press the cancel button in the middle of printing because then the printer gets pissed at you for interrupting it's "mojo" and decides to do even more "thinking" for then next 15 minutes while a message on the screen says to "please wait momentarily" which is a load of crap because it NEVER RESOLVES. You end up turning the printer off and once again, withholding all anger from smashing the thing to pieces.
2) You can't scan and print. You can only scan and save (to USB, to email, to computer). I wish I could just scan it and it would print a copy right then and there. Now I have to save it to the USB, take it to be laptop then have it printed from there. It's ridiculous!
One day it just decided that it wouldn't accept commands from my computer anymore. Even when I plugged a cord DIRECTLY into the printer from my computer, it still refuses to acknowledge any commands to print. I felt the hulk boiling up inside of me. Man, it took everything I had to not take a sledge hammer to the printer.
Luckily it's still under warranty and I'm SENDING IT BACK. I had less problems with my little $20 HP printer. So be forewarned! If you want to save yourself money in anger management therapy and have no desire to feel anger like the hulk, I would stay clear of this printer.
You've been warned.
Frustrating Wireless Printer
July 28, 2017
This printer has a setting that makes it fall asleep after a set amount of time and completely turn off after 2 hours -- to save energy, which is great. But you cannot adjust this setting or disable it. It just sleeps and shuts down, no user input.
HP says that if you try to print something when the printer is off, it will not print until you turn the power back on. This is not true in my case. When I see the printer is off and I just tried to print something, I turn it on and nothing happens. No printing. My print job is in queue, but nothing happens with the print job until I completely shut down the printer and restart it. Because this takes a minute or two, and because I am sometimes in a rush to print something and head out the door, I end up having to unplug it and plug it back in for it to finally process the print job and print the documents I need.
For a while, for unknown reasons, I'd print something when the printer was shut down and it would just turn on and print my stuff. Later, again for unknown reasons, it just stopped doing this. Now it just won't print and I have to shut it down and restart it.
If you have this plugged into your laptop / computer with a cord, you won't have any problems, but I bought this printer specifically for its wireless capabilities and it has let me down!
One star for a frustrating experience, one extra star for the few times it has worked.
It seems like every time I print something I have issues
June 27, 2017
I don't know what's wrong with this thing! It seems like every time I print something I have issues. Usually they seem to revolve around HP's server network that the printer MUST BE connected to otherwise it won't print. Another frequent problem I seem to have is that it doesn't fit the image to the page even though the setting are correct.
This printer had issues with a phantom paper jam
October 30, 2016
I hate to write this since all the research says that this IS a great printer, but upon setting it up I kept having a paper jam issue when there WAS NO paper jam...it printed the test page fine but when trying to scan the test page according to setup directions it kept stating paper jam...lift and open up and blah blah bah...I looked inside: no bits of paper, everything looked to be in place, no broken pieces, all looked fine and dandy inside..researching HP's troubleshooting sites about it there was nothing else I could do...amazon contacted me and we came to the conclusion that this is just a defective printer. So as NOT to diss all over HP, I've had plenty of printers, many brand names and HP still seems the best, only this time I got a lemon. Oh well.
Please don't buy this printer - buy literally anything else.
October 30, 2016
This is hands down the worst printer I've ever owned. I have two major gripes with it.
1) It's marked as a photo printer, but the only feed option is from the bottom, where the paper must wrap 180 degrees around the (3/4" or so diameter) rollers to feed into the printhead. This wrap-around feed wrinkles/creases every photo I've tried to print, even when using HP branded photo papers! The print quality actually is decent, if you don't mind having wrinkly/creased photos.
2) After 2 months it just stopped communicating with my devices. I downloaded the HP printer/scanner troubleshooting software that you're prompted to install when you first get the error - it literally does nothing but asks you to turn everything off and back on, and then if you still have problems, asks you to do that again. Total waste of time. I did eventually get in touch with HP support, and through a chat session was able to provide remote access to my computer, and their service agent was able to get it working. It took over 45 minutes, and he had to download multiple HP software during this time. I was not a fan of this troubleshooting, but it is working now (for the time being).
This is the last HP product I will ever buy. I swore off their PC's years ago, and bought this only because it was the top listed printer on Amazon, however I totally regret that decision. For now, I'll continue to use this piece of junk, but when it comes time to replace it I'll not even be looking at HP (probably Epson, I've had good luck with my Epson printers).
If you want a quality wireless printer steer clear!!
October 15, 2016
Wireless? This printer is HORRIBLE if relying on its wireless "capabilities". It's not very dependable at all. I've attempted to print multiple page projects and it would stop mid project and say it was finished and go back to the home screen. After going online to find out why my new wireless printer constantly says it's "offline" I came to the realization that this is a common issue with this printer. It constantly reads "offline". My issue with this printer wasn't fixed until I uninstalled everything and reinstalled it with a USB cable connected to my laptop. It works fine...as long as a cord is attached which TOTALLY defeats the purpose of purchasing a wireless printer. I'll never recommend this printer to anyone ever. Wireless. Not hardly!!
One Star Reviews:
Not printing all words in a line of text....
November 13, 2016
I purchased this printer to replace a Canon Pixma that was destroyed in the flooding in Louisiana earlier this year. I have never been so disappointed in a product. I decided to hook this up directly to my laptop using a usb cable, so no worry about dropping wi-fi connection etc. The usb cable is brand new also. Every time I printed something, words were missing. Test page printed out perfectly. Head alignment was fine. I tried printing different emails and documents. Same thing, words or sometimes strings of words were missing. Didn't matter if I printed in color or black & white. I don't have time to keep messing with this to get it to work. I'm returning the printer.
This is a great printer . . . until you get a paper jam; then it's a great paper weight!!!
October 22, 2016
I wish I could give this atrocity of a printer 0 stars. I've had my share of run-ins with printers over the last couple of decades or so, and plenty of paper jams along the way. Most resolved within minutes. One especially tricky jam took me 30 minutes, a pair of tweezers, and loads of patience, but I got it working again.
What I've never had is a printer that completely stops working because of a simple paper jam!
I've owned this printer for about 4 months when I had a paper jam last week. I turned off the printer, removed the stuck piece of paper, canceled the print job, and turned the printer back on . . . and got the Support Code of Death: 6000.
Since then I have literally spent hours, HOURS, of my life trying to fix this issue. I have read all the detailed instructions on the canon support website, followed them, with a flashlight I might add, all to no avail. I've combed numerous websites, repeatedly done a hard reset while also restarting my computer, and nothing, NOTHING has worked.
This seems to be, in part, because there's no easy way to access the feed rollers from above. Every other printer I've ever owned has allowed you to pop it open so that you have complete access to the feed rollers. This almost always allows easy removal of any stuck pieces of paper. This printer does not allow for that. You can access the feed rollers from the bottom by removal of the paper trays (just make sure you don't accidentally cause a spring to fall out cause getting it back in is a nightmare) which is of limited usefulness, or, you have to try to cram your hand into a small opening in the front of the printer. Utter stupidity in design.
This may be one of the reasons why this brand of printer has been plagued by just such problems for many years. It's a fact of life that everything has to break down eventually, I mean, entropy, it's not just a buzzword! But I think we can all agree that a printer should last for more than four months and that a simple, routine paper jam should not be enough to cause it's untimely death.
Also, for those of you who might be inclined to think I'm too simple to understand how to fix such a basic problem, my husband, who is a lead software engineer with almost 20 years of experience in industry (and I know, software is not the same as hardware, but it's a printer, and he's very familiar with those) ended up being "What the %#%*$#%&&!!!!" because he couldn't figure it out either. What I'm saying is this: if two reasonably intelligent mammals who know how to properly frame their internet queries and follow instructions can't, after many hours, get this thing working again, it's probably not worth the time, effort, or your hard earned money.
You get what you pay for!
April 3, 2016
Horrible Printer. I purchased one and while the biggest issues were connectivity and waiting time to print it worked fine. I moved and it didn't function at all when I arrived at my second home. So I bought another one. I had the same issues with the amount of time it takes between the time you hit print button and the time that it printed document. However the second printer function for only four days and then it stopped working altogether. The same conductivity issues I experience with the first especially the second one however it appeared to be fatal to the printer. So now I am moving towards Epson printers to see what will be in store for me. The reason for one star is because of the conductivity issues as well as the time it takes to run a document. Additionally it is because the printer itself so delicate that any type of jarring/handling (like the print tray automatically opening up), will cause it not to function well.
The most frustrating device I've ever had the displeasure of owning
November 24, 2015
It would be difficult for me to hate any equipment more than I hate this printer. I had been using an older Canon dedicated photo printer, which was GREAT. But when my XP finally gave out and I had to get a new computer, my old printer would not work with V8.1, so I got this one. It has so many options that it it is far from intuitive to use. Once you figure it out, it takes FOREVER to print anything! The quality of the print is probably fine, but it is just so exasperating to get to that point. (For example, to print a 4x6 color photo, it took 2-1/2 minutes of this printer grinding away just to prepare to print, and then it took 50 seconds for the 4x6 to actually print. It took 2:32 to print an 8.5x11 photo which did not even cover the whole page. Ridiculous!) I have a much better Epson scanner and am thinking of getting a dedicated Epson photo printer. Even if it costs hundreds of dollars more, it might be worth it to bypass the frustration of using this thing. I'm also still annoyed with Canon for not offering some kind of upgrade so I could keep using my old printer.
Dead after purchasing Funerary 19, 2014
April 28, 2014
Yes the printer displayed the dreaded "6000" error code after purchasing the printer to replace another Canon Printer MX870 that lasted about seven years and this one only lasted from February 19, 2014 to April 19, 2014 wow. I also see that others printer only lasted about the same time four months and broke for some strange reason. I contacted Canon and got "iYogi’s support services" and after installing software on my pc to allow the support person access to my pc to diagnose the printer error 6000 code, he was unable to repair or give any reason for the error and asked if I had purchased the Amazon service warranty and after checking my order from Amazon I did not. So now do I purchase another Canon or HP like the support person suggested and after reviewing the HP6600 here at Amazon it appears to be more problematic than the Canon. Which way do I go?
Can you imagine even the printer I had 10 years ago works better than this thing
December 27, 2016
This is the first time I'm writing a review on Amazon cause I can't bear this printer any more. DON'T BUY IT. When you receive this thing, you'll spend a whole night to get it installed properly. What's more? Every time you will need more than 15 minutes( includes at least 5 times restarting) to get the printer connected to your device to print a single page. Sometimes it only print half of the page and you will have to start over again. If you're not patient enough you'll never get anything printed out. For last 3 months, it never work as it described even one time. I've bought 3 printers before, they all work well. Can you imagine even the printer I had 10 years ago works better than this thing. Will never buy any HP products in the future.
Arrived in product box, no outer shipping box. ...
December 19, 2016
Arrived in product box, no outer shipping box. Had clearly been used, returned then sold to me. Ink cartridges were already installed and used, corded was wadded up in top of box, inner packaging was damaged and extending paper arm popped out when I opened the box.
Instant Ink program killed the deal for me. Item returned.
November 21, 2016
There is one main reason I sent this back to Amazon. It was because of HP's Instant Ink program. Even thought I opted out of it during setup, I got an 'Instant Ink' popup EVERY TIME I printed something. Hey HP, you asked and I declined, end of story. I can buy my own ink cartridges. I don't need a constant reminder of your money making ink program. I barely print 10 pages or pictures a month..
TAKE A PASS...THIS PRINTER IS A DOG!
October 27, 2016
Worst HP printer ever! I am at my wits end. This stupid printer loses it's internet connection after each print job. I have to constantly turn the printer off to reboot. HP Tech supports answer to this dilemma? TURN THE COMPUTER OFF AND REBOOT. THIS IS THE FIX.
I am going to throw this piece of garbage out the window.
There are better printers out there. You get what you pay for.
(Re-review) Save your Money. Get a Canon printer
September 6, 2016
Just got the printer in, just connected it, half way through set-up and then bam! Fake paper jam. All I had to do was listen closely and notice that none of the cogwheels that were meant to feed the paper weren't moving. Nore were they even showing signs of responding. I'm betting it's a faulty connection. I even called customer service and after being wrongly transferred 4 times, the call time is now going on 39 minutes and I'm still on hold.
By the time of posting this, it has been 1 hour and 20 minutes. The only reason I'm not giving you two stars is because I like how the printer looks.
I will rewrite this review when I get my new unit.
Edit: This is the worst piece of crap I have ever had the displeasure of owning... Not only have both machines failed to connect to my computer, but bearly 7 months have passed and the Printer has already failed. Even with full cartridges, the printer refuses to print anything and constantly skips lines
To add insult the injury. The price of refills are ridiculous! You buy two full refills and its the price of the damn printer! Wanna find a 3rd party to compensate? there are none! save your self the trouble and go with Canon. At least if their machines break down, it's after some rough use. AND, there are 3rd party ink sellers for a fraction of the price.
January 5, 2016
Buyer Beware. This printer is "HPInstantInk" eligible. This translates to a pop-up in the printer control screen EVERY TIME YOU PRINT until you sign up for their Automatic Cartridge Replacement Service. HP WILL NOT assist in disabling this pop-up. Every time you replace a printer cartridge, this intimidation resets.
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Hewlett Packard Inkjet Printers
Hewlett Packard Inkjet Printers
AirPrint: Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch- no drivers needed!
Fully-Integrated, 35-sheet Duplex Auto Document Feeder: Easily copy, scan and fax multiple documents without having to load them one page at a time
Built-In Auto Duplex Printing: Automatically print on both sides of the page without the hassle of turning it over manually
Compatible with Individual/Combo CLI-251 XL Ink Tanks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) & PGI-250 XL Or PGI-255 XXL Pigment Black Ink Tanks. Only Replace The Ink That Runs Out!
With Google Cloud Print, you can print from wherever you are, from applications you use every day. You can even share your home and work printers with anyone you choose. (Customer can contact 1-800-OK-CANON for any troubleshooting assistance)
You can afford to be creative with HP Instant Ink
Easy photo printing from your mobile device Your device, your choice. Easily print documents and photos from a variety of smartphones and tablets.1 Start printing and get connected quickly with easy setup from your smartphone, tablet, or PC.
Everything you need to create Print, scan, or copy quickly and easily with the 2.2-inch (5.5 cm) display-simply touch and go. Save paper and conserve resources-use up to 50% less paper with easy, automatic two-sided printing.
Do more in less space Save your space with a sleek, compact all-in-one designed to fit where you need it. Print in any room you choose-without causing disruptions-using the optional quiet mode.