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Canon PIXMA MP480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 837 reviews of Canon PIXMA MP480. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the paper handling and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the durability and noise.

price, usability, performance, design, multifunction

reliability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MP480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PIXMA MP480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MP480 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the print quality and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments.

price, performance, usability, reliability, print quality

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon High Capacity Ink Cartridge for Pixma MP480 - Black/ Coloured (Pack of 2)Canon High Capacity Ink Cartridge for Pixma MP480 - Black/ Coloured (Pack of 2)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PIXMA MP480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 492 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MP480 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the multifunction and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability. Views are divided on the noise.

price, usability, performance, design, multifunction

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PG-210XL Cartridge,Retail Packaging- BlackCanon PG-210XL Cartridge,Retail Packaging- Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Canon Pixma MP480

 

Integrated scanner ; 1.8-inch LCD

No support for film or slide scans ; No high-bit scanning

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Review: Canon Pixma MP480 multifunction device

 

Canon's Pixma MP480 doesn't have all of the fancy features found on some of the MFPs we've tested recently, like integrated fax capabilities, an automatic document feeder, or wireless connectivity. But the MP480 proved to be a very capable device in...

Easy to set up and install, the light gray and black MP480 is both compact and attractive. It connects to your Mac via USB 2.0 and uses two ink cartridges, one black and one tri-color (cyan, magenta, and yellow)

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PIXMA MP480

 

Decent quality for the price.

Good quality printing, consistent mono printing speeds

Printing is generally slow, scanning quality could be better, feels flimsy

Though the MP480 suffers from the major flaws found in other budget multifunctions, it largely makes up for these problems through decent quality printing.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: James Galbraith (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Pixma MP480 review

 

This basic all-in-one Canon Pixma MP480 doesn't have all of the fancy features found on some of the MFPs we've tested recently, like integrated fax capabilities, an automatic document feeder, or wireless connectivity; but the MP480 proved to be a very...

If you're looking for an affordable multifunction inkjet printer that can produce great looking photos as well as laser-sharp text, the Canon Pixma MP480, with its dust-resistant design and high-quality scans and copies, is hard to beat.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Canon Pixma MP480 review

 

If you're looking for an affordable multifunction inkjet printer that can produce great looking photos as well as laser-sharp text, the Canon Pixma MP480, with its dust-resistant design and high-quality scans and copies, is hard to beat.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com.au)

Review: Canon Pixma MP480

 

Canon's Pixma MP480 is an inexpensive multifunction ink-jet printer with an integrated flatbed scanner and copier. This basic all-in-one unit doesn't have all of the fancy features found on some of the MFPs we've tested recently, like integrated fax...

1.8-inch LCD; integrated scanner

No support for film or slide scans; no high-bit scanning

Macworld’s buying advice. If you’re looking for an affordable multifunction ink-jet printer that can produce great looking photos as well as laser-sharp text, the Canon Pixma MP480, with its dust-resistant design and high-quality scans and copies, is...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: James Galbraith (reseller.co.nz)

Canon Pixma MP480

 

The MP480 proved to be a very capable device in all of its functions.

[James Galbraith is Macworld's lab director.]

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Gr12 (tigerdirect.com)

Worth the money

 

If you use your printer as much as I do, the large ink cartridges are the only way to go. I have had some bad experiences with refilled cartridges, and I now buy only Canon ink.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Gr12 (tigerdirect.com)

Should be the only one made

 

Highly recommended for people who use their printers a lot. It should be the only one produced; I see no need for the small one. I no longer try to use refilled ink cartridges as they often disappoint.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Rockfish55 (tigerdirect.com)

Color Ink Tank

 

When I bought the printer it came with one black and one color ink cartridge. They were small also known as regular. I believe I have over the years bought fifty or more ink cartridges. Now the XL tank is available I use them.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Advanced All-In-One Photo Printer with 1.8" TFT Screen is the perfect blend of performance and convenience. This versatile All-In-One lets you print beautiful, long-lasting 4" x 6" borderless prints in about 45 seconds. A new 4-color ink system ensures vivid colors and bold, black text. Your copies will be truer to the originals, and scans of photos or forms will yield results of up to 2400 x 4800 color dpi resolution. You can also easily print photos without using a computer. Just insert a memory card into the built-in card slot, preview, and even enhance your images on the 1.8" TFT display, then Print! You can also print directly from a compatible digital camera or camera phone, including a Bluetooth device via the optional BU-30 Bluetooth interface. Additional features of the MP480 include the ability to keep the paper output tray closed when not printing (it opens automatically when printing begins), a Quick Start feature lets you power up in less than three seconds, and Auto Photo Fix that corrects red-eye and enhances your images.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):16
Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.2in
Height:9in
Weight:12.6lbs
Width:19.4in

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2.2
Power consumption (typical):13

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MP480
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:100
Maximum input capacity:100
Standard input capacity:100

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000\nMac OS X v. 10.3.9 - 10.5x / Windows Vista (32bit, 64bit) / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4\nMac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.5 x 13 x 6.06 / 17.5 x 13.1 x 6.1
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Photo paper, Plain paper

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:N
Number of print cartridges:2 / 5
Print technology:Inkjet / Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (average operating):13
Power consumption (standby):2.2

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:16ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):16ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 6.5
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16 / 4.5

Scanning

Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 4800
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Bundled software:Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:42
Printing noise level:42

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.4 / 12.6 / 201.1