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I got this printer when I was a student, I was looking for something cheap and easy to install, that wouldn't stop working after a couple of months! I was perfectly happy with my choice.
Canon PIXMA iP2700 is very reasonably priced, it comes from a brand that you can trust and it is really easy to set up. It is also smart and smallish, perfect for my student room! As for the quality of printing, I found it to be perfect for normal documents: it helps you place the paper accurately, it prints quickly and the result is great! Of course, when it comes to printing pictures, I was not so impressed, sometimes they would come out blurry with slightly different colours - such a waste of ink! But I have to admit that the result was good enough for the price of the printer!
I had it for a while, once I moved to a different city I couldn't bother taking it with me. It's probably still up and running in a student room somewhere :)
Overall, Canon PIXMA iP2700 gives you good value for money but it's not the best choice for printing pictures!
I got this printer in a bit of an emergency - so picked something cheap and cheerful.
One year later, and it's still powering on, it's a very reliable machine. I have found other canon printers break quite easily but this one seems to be quite resilient.
It was very easy to set up, no fuss at all. I was using it within 20 minutes of opening the box.
The quality of the print is excellent, I've used it to print both normal documents and colour photographs and they have all came out wonderfully. You can choose from fast printing or high quality printing, and I find that even the fast print is of good quality, I use this option for most documents as it saves alot of ink and looks just as good.
The cartridges last quite long, I use the printer daily and have only had to change the cartridges once this year. It is quite difficult to change them, or even find where they are, so this is one of the downsides for me.
Overall I would reccommend this to absolutely anyone, it's very easy to use,very simple, great quality, and great price, can't fault it.
The first thing that impressed me was the way the installation was so quick and so simple. There was no time wasted setting up cartridge alignment or printing test pages etc. Secondly, I put paper into the input tray (top loading) and again I liked the way the paper is centred and aligned from both sides using plastic guides thus preventing wonky printing.
After fully installing and setting up the printer it was time to print my first document which consisted of mainly text but with some colour photos too. The printing was very fast and much speedier than I had seen from an inkjet printer before. The quality was brilliant too especially considering the default mode of 'normal' printing was selected and not 'best'. Following printing though a problem occurred for me in that there is no output print tray; this meant that documents would fall to the floor and loose their order. This can be overcame by placing the printer on a flat desk which has room for the printed documents too however I personally have no space for this and I am sure that others won't either.
Since using the printer I have also tried out other modes such as double sided printing and glossy photo printing. This is very easy to do and set up but care is needed with double sided printing as with no printer tray you need to catch the sheets to keep the right order and orientation.
The software has some great troubleshooting features that cover every angle. I am most impressed with the number of different cleaning cycles and printer head alignment cycles that the software has to specifically solve problems that with other printers may involve buying a new ink cartridge.
Talking of buying new cartridges the life is quite long meaning one cartridge goes a long way. When it came to replacing the cartridge it seemed that these specific ones are quite rare as I found no high street shop that had them in stock. This isn't too much off an issue though as shops such as pcworld and staples definitely stock them.