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Canon PIXMA MX860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 749 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the print quality and paper handling are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the control panel and size.

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

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MX860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Pixma MX860 Office All-in-One Printer

 

It's not the most compact wireless all-in-one, but Canon's print quality and quiet performance make it a winner.

Excellent photo quality ; Relatively quiet ; Competitive ink cartridge pricing

Relatively complicated setup and UI ; Staid design ; Mediocre speeds

If you can live with the Canon Pixma MX860’s conservative, bulky design and slightly complicated setup, you’ll find it offers decent document printing speeds over Wi-Fi, as well as the best quality of any If you can live with the Canon Pixma MX860’s...

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Canon Pixma MX860

 

Take the minimalist design of the Canon Pixma MX330 , add the functionality of the Canon Pixma MX7600 , finish it off with built-in Wi-Fi, and you've got the Canon Pixma MX860. It's the only printer in the series that offers wireless while still...

Large 2.5-inch LCD; built-in memory card reader; stylish design; robust software suite; fast output.

Output quality can use improvement.

The Canon Pixma MX860's auto-document feeder, large LCD screen, and quick print speeds are sure to increase your productivity, but it also includes plenty of software to nourish your creative interests. At $199, this multifunctional printer earns our...

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Canon Pixma MX860

 

Canon's Pixma MX860 color inkjet multifunction printer is a nicely equipped, moderately priced ($200 as of May 5, 2009) machine that would serve a small office well. Its older cousin, the Canon Pixma MX700, is faster and a little cheaper, but has fewer...

Roomy paper trays; fast, capable scanner ; Automatic duplexer; Wi-Fi connectivity

Average to slow print speeds ; Printed photos suffer on plain paper

You get nice print quality plus Wi-Fi and automatic duplexing, but speed is just average overall.

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Canon Pixma MX860 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer

 

Despite its name, the Canon Pixma MX860 Wireless Office All-In-One ($199.99 direct) isn't all that tightly focused on office use. Granted, it can serve reasonably well as a shared all-in-one (AIO) in a micro office or as a personal AIO in any size...

Reasonably high quality output. Prints, scans, and faxes over network. Standalone copier and fax

Relatively slow. Cumbersome network setup

The Canon Pixma MX860 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer offers high quality output and lots of functions, but is relatively slow for business applications.

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Canon PIXMA MX860 Wireless Office All-In-One

 

Though the Canon PIXMA MX860 is a capable multifunction centre for the home office, its usage for color photography is limited, with some pictures appearing grainy unless ramped up to its highest resolution, which will effectively run your ink dry very...

250 page fax memoryValue for money multifunction centreNetwork scanning

Color photos slightly grainyClear some desk space

The Canon PIXMA MX860 combines intelligent use of wireless connectivity...

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Canon Pixma MX860 Multifunction Color Inkjet Printer

 

This somewhat pedestrian multifunction printer is easy to use and has all the right functions and features, but it's a painfully slow performer and can be tedious to set up.

Versatile interfaces; very easy to use; dual paper feeders; built-in duplexer

Slow performance; annoying setup; limited-capacity ink cartridges

Evaluated as an AIO device, the Canon Pixma MX860 has everything it's supposed to have, and it does everything it's supposed to do. But it doesn't best the competition in performance, print or image quality, or even cost per page

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"Pretty good printer, but has printer tray problems."

 

Pretty good printer, with a few problems. Not a good network printer. The main tray is hard to slide in and out. And occasionally the printer wants to print from the rear tray for no apparent reason. You dont want to be very far away from the printer,...

Prints well most of the time. Fax works well

Prints from the alternate tray for no apparent reason. Also plastic doc feeder breaks easily.

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"Error message b200. Beyond economical repair."

 

Lo and behold, when I was going to remove it, I plugged it in and tried to print a document and, EUREKA, it is working. Now I have two printers. Doesn't pay to return what I ordered. Will not buy Canon again.

Was reasonably satisfied except for cost of ink and out of ink message long before actual gone.

Owned for 22 months. Error msg B200. Followed advice on internet and unplugged, cleaned ink head, replugged and still got error. Most replies said probably overheating, damaged board, beyond economical repair. Authorized repair site said $40 just to lo

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Error message b200. Beyond economical repair.

 

Lo and behold, when I was going to remove it, I plugged it in and tried to print a document and, EUREKA, it is working. Now I have two printers. Doesn't pay to return what I ordered. Will not buy Canon again.

Was reasonably satisfied except for cost of ink and out of ink message long before actual gone

Owned for 22 months. Error msg B200. Followed advice on internet and unplugged, cleaned ink head, replugged and still got error. Most replies said probably overheating, damaged board, beyond economical repair. Authorized repair site said $40 just to lo

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JUST stopped working!

 

So Yeah, pretty disappointed. One day it displayed the error message, "B200 Printer error has occurred. Unplug the power cord and contact the service center." Wow! of course i could make up a theory of how printer companies glitch out your printer once...

Works fine when it works. Wireless connection was great (When it worked)

USB connection with comp was hit or miss. As other reviews said, not ready for Windows 7. Never worked the same when I upgraded to Win 7. Had many software troubles and had to keep downloading drivers to get certain functions to work. As MB-Grafix stated

Product Specifications

Get ready for the power you'll need to bring your home office to the next level. This wireless wonder lets you print from any room in your home and boasts incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi with 1pl and a 5 individual ink tank system. A built-in, fully integrated 35-sheet Auto Document Feeder means fast copying or scanning of your originals so you can tend to other tasks while the printer is at work. Its built-in Auto Duplex Printing prints two-sided documents without having to manually flip the pages. Additionally, various security features like password-protected PDF's means you can feel safe about the creation and distribution of your most confidential files. A Super G3 High-speed Fax along with networkable Ethernet means every aspect of your business can run as efficiently as possible. Thanks to Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology your copies will maintain the integrity of the original while you produce remarkable scans with 4800 dpi. With computer-less printing capabilities via compatible memory cards, PictBridge and optional Bluetooth can easily be viewed and edited directly on the 2.5" LCD. Its versatile feature set also makes for a top-of-the-line photo lab so all of your printing needs are met in one machine that can virtually fit anywhere, whether you're on a PC or Mac.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
First Copy Out Time Color:27sec

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.1in
Height:8.9in
Weight:26.5lbs
Width:19.4in

Document & Media Handling

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MX860
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

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

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Printing Speed B/W:8.4ppm / 8.4ipm
Max Printing Speed Color:5.6ppm / 5.6ipm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:9600 x 2400 dpi
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