Terrific Resolution-This level of quality is achieved by 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi1 thanks to Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) with a patented print head firing ink droplets as small as 2pl. This delivers superb quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.
High Performace Ink Cartridges- These two genuine Canon ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks for great document and photo quality. One is a Black cartridge for laser-quality text and one is a multi-color cartridge for pictures. Both are easy to use and replace.
ChromaLife100+-This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon photo papers and inks for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years3 when stored in an archival-quality photo album.
Images Per Minute (IPM) - In March 2009, the International Standards Organization implemented a print standard for inkjet printer document print speeds which is a universal measure utilizing three types of standardized test documents in "real world" conditions - one, four page Excel document, one - four page Word document and one-four page PDF document. This new standard will allow you to easily compare the print speeds of printers manufactured by different companies.
Won't do ANYTHING unless both ink levels are good
OK, this has been a great printer/scanner, but has one SERIOUS bug.
If you have ANY ink level low then you can't do anything at all!!!
Why, oh, why must I have a good color ink cartridge to print in black and white?
Why, oh, why must I have a good color ink cartridge to scan???
I am trying to copy a black and white document but now I must go out a buy a new color cartridge!!! Why!!!
I also need to scan some documents, but can't.
I would have rated this 5* across the board, but this bug pulls it to a 1*.
Cannon, don't FORCE me to buy ink when I don't need it!!!
Won't buy Cannon again.
March 24, 2013
If you like buying ink...
This printer is wasteful and very expensive to operate. Would recommend something else - different manufacturer maybe.
February 16, 2013
Stuck using Canon Ink only...
Average printer... kind of slow when you need something printed fast. My main beef with my MP490 is the manufacturing set up which prevents me from refilling the ink cartridge with my own ink. I have a high quality set of inks that i use to refill empty cartridges but cant use it because Canon wont allow it. What ever happened to the days when a printer was just that... a printer? Canon uses their printers as revenue raisers to get the buyer to buy their ink.... and ONLY their ink. How would we feel if Ford Motor insisted on buying only Ford parts or their cars wouldn't operate? If you want to fill your own cartridges, dont buy anything made by Canon. Otherwise its average quality printer.
December 16, 2012
Always Says Out of Paper
Frequequently have problems getting it to print. Seems like it always happens right in the crunch. Refuses to print. Says out of paper. Have to redownload driver multiple times.
January 27, 2012
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 of an inch at minimum.
Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™, MultiMediaCard®, MultiMediaCard® Plus, CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD™ Card, miniSDHC™, microSD™ Card, microSDHC™, RS-MMC™, Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).
Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for details.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper
Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer. Copy speed is measured after the first page is ejected. Output speed will vary depending upon a number of factors. See our www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details.
ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See our www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
System requirements vary by application.
Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or XP. Not included on installation CD. Requires Internet connection during installation.