Printing speed is awesome (compared to my older models) and the duplex printing works like a charm. Printouts are crisp and clean, but of course not really photo level. But top notch for documents.
On a related note, the Canon printer recently announced that the "Matte Black" ink is running low and I should "prepare a replacement tank". Nice. No idea on how much longer it's going to last, but since I wanted to make sure I'm prepared I tried to get a new tank... only to find out that EVERY single ink tank of the 12 I need are available, EXCEPT the Matte Black one, which is sold out in all the stores that I found online. Either "ordered", "available in 2014" or whatever. A bit more research showed that there is an "economy pack" that holds all five black(ish) tanks in one large box. And there was ONE left in a store in Vienna, which seems to be the entire stock in the German speaking parts of Europe. Weird. PGI-29MBK is the type in case you are wondering. By now (two weeks later), some stores list them as "on stock" but there's still one that has "available on January 2nd, 2015". Is there a lack of black out there?