i have used two Canon multi function devices over many years. The latest, this model, repeat previous experiences by adding a complex and un-intuitive set of software and drivers to support completely mundane and expected tasks like scanning, printing and faxing. In both LAN and USB setups the printer setup is lengthy, burdensome and problematic. For technical folks like me I can eventually figure it out, but I can't imaging a novice or less technical person trying to figure out the setup. More recently, upon updating from Windows 8 to 8.1 the entire functionality for scanning and printing over LAN was lost.
Canon, if you are listening, these are pointless obstacles in this day and age. Fix and simplify the software that drives your otherwise well functioning and properly priced products.
February 2, 2014
Great product, complicated setup
The functionality and quality of the printer is excellent 4-5 stars for sure. The setup process, having to download multiple software programs to use, and heavy drivers, etc., makes this a complicated setup. This is not an plug and play system. But if you can follow instructions, and have some tech intuition, then you will enjoy the product.
December 12, 2013
The best printer on the market
I have some other printer brands, but nothing compared with this brand,
I had different models, but I found this one
very affordable in the price, vary easy to setups is a breeze ,only if you are a pinhead then you have problems.
The print quality is excellent.
I love this printer.
December 6, 2013
For programmers only
The setup has not gone well. I have to turn the machine off and on before it prints. I still cannot get the multifunction tray to work.
August 27, 2013
1. Letter size, after being restored from energy saver mode. 2. The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines. 3. Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode). 4. PNG supports MAC OS only. 5. Based on 75g/m2 paper. 6. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed requires Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP/2000 or Mac OS X operating systems. For Windows 98, Me and Mac OS X v. 10.2 to 10.2.6 operating systems, the printer/scanner will operate at USB 1.1 specifications. 7. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients. 8. SNMPv3 supports Print and Send (Scan to Email/SMB) functions only. 9. Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See the warranty card for details. 10. Based on 20 lb. bond paper. 11. Print speed is based on internal testing. Print speed may vary depending on the number of copies selected, as well as on the settings for size, type and orientation of paper.
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