I'm not sure I'd agree with the "great quality" assessment. Had a printer completely fail due to what seems 100% likely to be a firmware bug (I'm been a firmware developer in a former life.) Had a different, high end, model. It was working fine until I decided to sort out a source for replacement cartridge. So I went through the process of having the carriage move to the cartridge removal location, removed the cartridge, but left the cartridge cover up, as well as the printer top. Well, the printer timed out and retracted the carriage, aggressively banging against the docking location. Instant error message on the screen, which would NOT go away. All contact with tech support resulted in refusal to admit any problem, and only a claim that the main board had to be replaced. Chose not to do so, and chose to no longer buy Canon (similar to no longer buying Sony once they chose to skimp on solder in their manufacturing process.)
I own an Epson printer and a Brother printer. Both excellent performers. Very pleased with them.
I also own several Canons. Far more pleasing results. Obviously, I am sold on them.
Having said that, you get what you pay for. The low-end Canons are not as good as the low-end Epsons and Brothers. OP's model is low-end.
Another big difference is that with every new incarnation of Epson and Brother, cheap generic inks become available almost immediately. Not so with Canons. That is a deal-breaker for me. It might not matter much to you if you don't print much. In that case, you might even (gasp) consider HP. But for the rest of us, I highly recommend trying to find Canons which were current models 1.5-3 years ago. The quality and the features on the printers is no less than the current models. The generic inks are well formulated and exceedingly cheap. Best of both worlds.
Or wait, if you can, for generic inks to be available for any of the newer models. Then go buy that one.
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