Canon Pixma MP520 reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

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This printer is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 35 reviews.
Canon Pixma MP520 : A4 Inkjet printer with LCD Display function and PictBridge. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good clear quality of prints/photos
Ready to use no long warming up time
Controls, paper trays and scanning easy to use and operate
Bad points:
Very fiddly putting inserting the ink cartridges
The loading of the software took some 40 mins. At times I wondered if it was working. A message coming on the screen stating it was loading would have been helpful.
It needs to be stated more clearly that a USB Cable is not included
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Apr 2008

lynne, Reigate

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
quick and easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2008

Eric , Dundee household user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
High quality printing of photos and good quality over a range of printing functions.
Bad points:
Haven't found any yet
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2008

BRIAN, KIPPEN

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
THE PHOTOS AND TEXT ARE OF A VERY GOOD STANDARD.
Bad points:
IT SEEMS TO TAKE LONGER THAN IT SHOULD TO PUT COMMANDS INTO PRACTICE. IT IS BULKY.
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 7.0
Speed 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2008

Alan, Thame Design professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ease of operation.
Great quality.
Good value for money.
Bad points:
None so far!
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Feb 2008

Steve, Stafford

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
All the main functions just worked out of the box without having to read the instructions. Prints everything first time over my wireless connection which the old Epson didn't.
Bad points:
Perhaps a bit noisy.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Feb 2008

Sam, Waringstown, N.Ireland Broken down OAP

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A printer which gives very good photographic results. Also pretty quick for B/W printing.
I like the idea of being able to replace the print head if it blocks- previously with other printers I have used, it was cheaper to replace the whole printer
Bad points:
Am unhappy with three cartridges for the printer
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2008

This Canon Pixma MP520 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions LCD Display
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot Yes
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 4
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 20
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 30
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 4800
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Height in cm 17.2
Width in cm 44.5
Depth in cm 37.8
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2007-09-17

Also known as: Canon Pixma MP520, Canon MP520

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Manufacturer's Description

Do more from home

This mid-range Photo All-in-One is a great multi-purpose tool for the entire family. It’s packed with features for photo document printing: two paper trays, Easy-Scroll Wheel and 4 Single Ink tanks.

Photo printing

Enjoy photo lab quality prints with fine detail and smooth colour gradations, thanks to 2pl ink droplets and a high 4800×1200dpi* print resolution.

Print a 10×15cm borderless photo in approx. 46 seconds in Standard Mode*. Print photos directly from your memory card and PictBridge-ready digital camera or camcorder.

Auto Image Fix automatically enhances your 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.

Document printing

Print documents at up to 30ppm in mono or 20ppm in colour.

Copying

Copy at up to 30cpm in mono or 20cpm in colour. Advanced copy technology ensures exceptional colour 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.

Scanning

2400dpi resolution delivers great colour scans. Scan straight to PC, email or PDF. MP Navigator EX software makes every stage of operation easier, from image search to PDF document editing.

Scan your existing photo prints and re-print them to share the duplicates with family and friends, or scan faded photos and bring them back to life with the easy-to-use software.

Interface

The crystal clear 5.0cm 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.

Single Inks

All 4 Single Ink tanks can be replaced separately, minimising ink wastage and maximising savings. A smart LED light flashes to alert you when a colour is running low or needs replacement.

Efficiency

Two paper trays hold photo and plain paper. Quick-Start gets your PIXMA going fast, with instant use of functions.

Operating systems

Windows and Mac OS X compatible.


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