All I can say is WOW! I looked for a printer for about a month and it came down to the i960, i900d, or the Pixma's, namely the 5000 or the 6000d. I decided on the 6 color instead of the four color after reading Neil Slades articles. The 6000 has a slot for memory cards, that many will not use, but I want that option. I tried a picture, 4 by 6, on the Canon Photo Pro stock that came with the purchase, and all I can say is .......Outstanding. Then we had some Kodak Semi-gloss two-sided paper and the results were once again very good. Can't go wrong with this printer.......