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The produced much less colour in draft quality, resulting in faded text which became hard to read.

This also occurred in standard quality testing, with Canon's results proving more vibrant than Epson's. When comparing the two printers' results for high quality A4 and standard 4x6-inch photos, the Canon again revealed a vibrant image, suited towards outdoor photos.


This vibrancy however, sacrificed black definition and realistic flesh tones. Epson's outdoor shots were less distinct, but provided a much darker black and better flesh tones. Scanning tests yielded similar variations. At dpi resolution, scanned images from the MP were much brighter than the Epson, showing greater detail in darker images but a sacrificing quality in brighter images. Canon's Canon PIXMA MP970 MP Printer disadvantage is that the xdpi scanning resolution is reserved for the 35mm film scanning function, with normal scanning usage restricted to a relatively meager xdpi.


The MP's printing speed is more than adequate. Standard quality tests revealed speeds of 9. Photo printing was much slower, taking 45 seconds to print out a standard-quality 4x6-inch photo, and a minute and a half for a full size A4 photo. Nevertheless, the results are well worth it. One of the MP's key capabilities is its built-in 35mm film negative scanner, and the xdpi resolution scanning quality is designed specifically for this purpose.

Canon Pixma MP review: Canon Pixma MP - CNET

The multifunction device is capable of scanning negative strips and mounted slides to a computer, or printing them in full colour. Canon loaded up the MP with a seven-ink print system with individual ink cartridges. The pigment-based black ink is ideal for text prints, while the six dye-based inks including a dye-based black, and photo magenta and photo cyan make for better photo prints. Canon estimates per-page costs as follows: These costs are in line with the competitions'. Features The Pixma MP serves up a boatload of features that will keep photocentric home users happy. It's network-ready with an Ethernet port in the rear, making it a great choice for multiuser environments the MP is not network-ready. It also has a built-in duplexer for automatic double-sided prints. The memory card slots, PictBridge port, Canon PIXMA MP970 MP Printer IrDA interface make it easy to print images from digital cameras, camera phones, smartphones, and memory cards--all without using your PC.

It prints, scans, copies, and prints; there's no fax functionality, but that's normal for photo-oriented home multifunctions. The copy options are standard on the MP Special copy offerings include two-sided copy from either one- or two-sided originalsborderless copy, 2-on-1 and 4-on-1 copy, image repeat, frame erase for when the original is smaller than the target papertrimming copying just a selected area of the originaland masking blocking out areas of the original.

Canon PIXMA MP Review: - Printers & Scanners - Multifunction Devices - PC World Australia

You can use the MP Navigator EX utility to change Canon PIXMA MP970 MP Printer default location, or you can scan from the program versus initiating the scan using the control panel and choose a different location. Not only can you scan documents and photos with the MP, but you can also scan 35mm negatives and slides--six at a time for negatives and four at a time for slides you can also make prints from slides and negatives.


The negative and slide holders are hidden behind the platen protector on the underside of the scanner lid. On the MP, you could only store one of the two holders there, so you Canon PIXMA MP970 MP Printer had to decide which one you were willing to misplace or lose. Happily, Canon solved this issue on the MP When printing from a memory card, you can do a Print All all or just those within a date range or step through the contents of your card to pick particular shots. Canon PIXMA MP970 MP Printer viewing the photos, you can see them in the normal view, thumbnails, full screen, or enlarged, or you can start a slide show of your photos. Alternatively, you can print a scannable photo index that lets you bubble in the number of copies of each photo, specify paper type and size, and then scan in the sheet to print photos.

If you want to do this, make sure you choose the Photo Index Sheet option that lives in the top-level menu. If you delve into the memory card menu, you'll find another option called Photo Index Print, but that just prints thumbnails with file name, image number, and date--it's not scannable.

Canon needs to rename one of these options so it's not so confusing. Aside from printing standard 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 photos, the MP also offers various multi-image layouts and sticker prints. Image enhancement options are fairly standard, though we found fewer options than we expected from a high-end photo multifunction.


The first choice you have to make is whether you want to make manual adjustments to the photo or let the machine make auto adjustments via Auto Image Fix. If you go the manual route, it's still not particularly manual.

You can pick and choose among several adjustments--red-eye correction, vivid photo, photo Canon PIXMA MP970 MP Printer pro, noise reduction, face brightener, image optimizer--but your choices are binary:CD-ROM including Printer Driver, MP Navigator EX, Setup Software and User's Guide, ArcSoft® PhotoStudio®, Easy-PhotoPrintEX9, ScanSoft® OmniPage® SE. Ready to print, copy and scan at the highest levels?

You'll create 4" x 6" photos with spectacular x color dpi1 resolution (max.) in only about

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