Recently, x-mas gift from Amazon, I ordered a Canon PIXMA MP620 for a steal ($109 - on sale right now) ... I simply need a new printer, my inkjet is from the '90s and its still going strong (slow slow death of the good ol' printer)
This is what I know I like in a simple home printer:
- cheap ink
- good quality image prints
- quick cheap B/W prints
- cheap efficient ink
I know, I said cheap ink twice. Its important. The last thing we all need is a printer that costs $70 to replace the ink.
This Canon had all that and its wireless and its a copier/scanner as well, and it was inexpensive to boot. So I bought it, there were many many good reviews speaking about the ease of setup.
I plugged it in and printed out a few pictures. Stunning. Biggest perk: this printer prints to the edge of the page.
Then I played around with its functions to test it out and printed some "Template" pages it had. For instance, a piece of lined notepaper, or music paper, or a piece of graph paper (it even printed in that funny blue like real graph paper) - I don't know why I am so impressed by a dumb feature like this - but I am! Did I mention it prints to the edge of the page!
Okay, so I haven't gotten it hooked up wireless yet. Supposedly that is very easy. But honestly, it took me a while to clean up and prep for the new printer in its new area... and I got the impression from the manual that you had to hook it up wired first to get it all recognized to go wireless... or that's what I'm hoping :) This computer is pretty smart (vista), so I am sure once I figure out how to plug in an IP address to the printer I will be able to print wirelessly.
Okay - so there's my super positive review so far. I will certainly pipe up about it if the printer turns out to be a lemon.
I've never had a printer that printed to the edge before, there was always that 1/4" margin that the printer used to feed the paper.