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CANON PIXMA MP970

CANON PIXMA MP970
alaScore 82

229 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the paper handling and print quality are on the whole positive. The value for money and performance also get good views, but reviews are divided on the size.

usability, performance, value for money, print quality, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the CANON PIXMA MP970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 229 reviews)

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Canon Pixma MP970

 

The Canon Pixma MP970 is the 2007 refresh of last year's Pixma MP960. We were looking forward to a top-notch photo-oriented photo multifunction, as we've come to expect stellar quality from Canon, and we loved last year's version. Unfortunately, we...

Network-ready; auto duplexer; large LCD; control panel is easy to use and menus are well-thought-out; memory card slots and PictBridge port.

Task speeds are slower than the last generation's; print/scan quality is not up to Canon's usual standards and needs improvement across the board; USB port doesn't support hard drives or flash drives.

The Canon Pixma MP970 isn't up to the company's usually high standards. You're better off spending more for last year's version.

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Canon Pixma MP970 Photo All-In-One

 

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Terrible and unreliable

 

I highly recommend not buying this printer. It's tremendously awful as a multifunction printer. I can never get it to scan a document and the only thing it could do well is drive me mental.

It prints when you ask it to do so

Everything else is terrible. The copy quality is awful. It is useless as a scanner. I can never get it to scan a single document. On rare occasions where it might work once, it never can scan back to back documents. A complete waste of money which en

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"Terrible and unreliable"

 

I highly recommend not buying this printer. It's tremendously awful as a multifunction printer. I can never get it to scan a document and the only thing it could do well is drive me mental.

It prints when you ask it to do so.

Everything else is terrible. The copy quality is awful. It is useless as a scanner. I can never get it to scan a single document. On rare occasions where it might work once, it never can scan back to back documents. A complete waste of money which en

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"Worked well until it didn't"

 

I've had this printer for over two years, and for the most part, have found it to be a fine piece of equipment. I've been satisfied with the print quality, and found replacement cartridges of high quality that were much less expensive than the OEM...

Great photo quality; great b/w (most of what I do) text printing

Scanning confusing and too complex

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Worked well until it didn't

 

I've had this printer for over two years, and for the most part, have found it to be a fine piece of equipment. I've been satisfied with the print quality, and found replacement cartridges of high quality that were much less expensive than the OEM...

Great photo quality; great b/w (most of what I do) text printing ; Wireless ; Separate ink wells for replacement as needed

Scanning confusing and too complex ; Error code 6A00 seems to be fatal, and came at a bad time

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Canon Pixma MP970

 

Genuinely difficult for me as a professional photographer to differentiate between a digital print from this and a professionally developed 35mm print.

Great quality, very very reliable, good on ink, all the features, simple, neat, closing all flaps turns it into a perfect dust sealed cube which reduces jamming and protects the insides

Takes up to a minute to warm up upon first print. I think no wifi

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No problems, only consistent reliability. Really great.

 

Genuinely difficult for me as a professional photographer to differentiate between a digital print from this and a professionally developed 35mm print.

Great quality, very very reliable, good on ink, all the features, simple, neat, closing all flaps turns it into a perfect dust sealed cube which reduces jamming and protects the insides

Takes up to a minute to warm up upon first print. I think no wifi ; Literally nothing else I can think of

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"No problems, only consistent reliability. Really great."

 

Genuinely difficult for me as a professional photographer to differentiate between a digital print from this and a professionally developed 35mm print.

Great quality, very very reliable, good on ink, all the features, simple, neat, closing all flaps turns it into a perfect dust sealed cube which reduces jamming and protects the insides

Takes up to a minute to warm up upon first print. I think no wifi?

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"Excellent, but here's an insider's tip..."

 

Great, especially if you know ....... Date: May 6, 2009

Bold colors, crisp, professional looking pics

Haven't found a way to make the pics as top quality with photo print programs other than the accompanying Easy PhotoPrint app. It's probably me, tho.

Product Specifications

Enjoy superior quality photo prints thanks to tiny 1pl ink droplets and a high 9600x2400dpi print resolution. The amazing 7 Single Ink system brings unparalleled color depth, contrast and richness to photos. Print a 10x15cm borderless photo in approx. 35 seconds in Standard Mode . Print photos directly from your memory card, PictBridge-ready digital camera, camcorder or mobile phone . Auto Image Fix automatically enhances photos. Apply Red Eye Removal, face brightening and more with the image editing software. ChromaLife100 delivers beautiful, long-lasting prints with longevity up to 100 years. Print documents at up to 30ppm in mono or 22ppm in color, single or double-sided. Copy at up to 30cpm in mono or 22cpm in color. Advanced copy technology ensures exceptional color performance. Text and image separation gives optimal results when text, graphics and photos are combined. Copy the exact area you want with frame erase, trimming and masking functions. 4800dpi resolution with Canon's Super Toric lens system delivers superior color scans. Print directly from 6x 35mm film (negative/positive) or 4x 35mm mounted slides via the built-in film adapter. Scan straight to PC, email or PDF. MP Navigator EX software makes every stage easier, from image search to PDF document editing. Scan existing photo prints for re-printing or scan faded photos and bring them back to life with easy-to-use software. Personalize inkjet-printable CDs by printing straight onto the surface. Use the CD-LabelPrint software to create exciting layouts by adding text and images. The crystal clear 8.8cm TFT screen makes PC-free operation fun and easy. Simply spin the Easy-Scroll Wheel to select options on the screen. View, select, edit and print - all at a touch. All 7 Single Ink tanks can be replaced separately, minimizing ink wastage and maximizing savings. A smart LED light flashes to alert you when a color is running low or needs replacement. Automatic double-sided printing & copying cuts paper costs. Two paper trays hold photo and plain paper. Quick-Start gets your PIXMA going fast, with instant use of functions. Integrate this PIXMA into your Ethernet network to share it with multiple users.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:22ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.6in
Height:8.4in
Weight:26.2lbs/26.5lbs
Width:18.5in/18.6in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MP970
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Miscellaneous

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

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

PC Connectivity

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

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:22ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):22ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:9600 x 2400 dpi
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