canon rookie wrote in post #11967945
I've been reading alot of reviews on all in one printers and finally bought a Canon PIXMA MX882 printer.Some poo-poo it but others say it's great.I basically wanted a copier/scanner/fax/printer.All these type of printers seem to eat ink and most complaints are directed to that issue.What says you?? I hope I don't want to destroy it after while.
I have no experience with your particular printer, but as a general matter, my view is that one printer that can do all those functions adequately cannot do any one of them really well. In other words, your Pixma is nice for all that it can do, but don't expect it to produce huge images that you can mount in an art gallery.
I believe that knowing how to use the printer properly, which papers to use, and having a calibrated monitor help a great deal. I have an Epson R1900, which is a fantastic printer, but it took me some time to learn how to use ICC profiles, color manage the printer, etc. If you want the best looking prints, it's worth your time to learn these things.