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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good, but it shakes my solid wood desk as it prints and it's an ink hog, October 14, 2011
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This review is from: Canon PIXMA MG6220 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer (5292B002) (Office Product)
UPDATED 2/28/2012

ORIGINAL POST:
I literally just set up this printer. Installation was easy and took about 20 minutes. So far, so good. We'll be using it largely for printing text, school projects, etc. But I will also printing photos for scrapbooking when I only have relatively few to print and don't want to wait for mail order or don't want to drive to my local retailer to use their photo kiosk. For my purposes, the print quality looks good on text documents and excellent on photos (Since I'm a scrapbooker so photo quality is important to me.) It prints quickly enough for my needs.

But one weird thing that I think I've read elsewhere is that the printer shakes the desk when it prints a text page. My desk is large, made of solid wood and filled with files, extra paper and other supplies so you would think it would stand still as the printer runs. Printing a color web page was quick and quiet. But when I did the text page, the printer was a little clunky and loud and it made my desk shake as the page was printed. Unfortunately, I didn't print a text page in the store when I was doing my research. I might have chosen a different printer if I had known, but it's not annoying enough (yet?) to make me mad.

I'll be moving the printer to a separate stand anyway because the printer is so large, but I hope the printer doesn't make that stand shake as well. I only gave it 4 stars because of the shaking. How many others are having this problem?

UPDATING: 11/1/11
Uses color ink even when printing in grey scale! I printed a number of pages today for the first time since I got the printer. I've printed about 50 or so pages of text that have large amounts of white space. The ink levels on the color ink tanks were the same when I started, but when I was done, the ink levels in the cyan and magenta were low and had warnings on them. How could the color ink run low when I made it a point to choose greyscale printing on every job? I noticed that the printer does some kind of adjustment between jobs. I hope these aren't cleaning cycles. As someone else pointed out, the cleaning cycles use up ink, including color,each time it happens. Yikes! Revising my rating from 4 stars to 3. I'm starting to regret this purchase. And yes, it also shakes the solid wood media stand that it sits on. What is up with that?

UPDATING: 2/28/12
I've only had this printer since October and I just bought my 3rd set of cartridges - all the colors and blacks. And I've printed fewer than 100 4 x 6 photos! This thing really does hog up ink even if you mostly print black and white text. I called Canon Support and they told me that the printer uses the color ink to make a composite black. Why would they do that? There are two black ink cartridges in this printer. I assumed one was for text and one was for photos. According to Canon Support you can change the printer settings to not use the color ink to make black. I encourage you to call and complain that these aren't the default settings and ask them how to set your printer up to print using the black ink for black and white pages!!! And beware that your print quality may not be good based on their instructions. They won't tell you that you have to play with the "custom" settings to set the print quality to a higher quality. Even at the higher quality setting, they text is not the dark black you get from the composite black that uses up so much ink. I wish that I had not purchased this printer.
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