Canon Pixma MP970 reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

33 customer reviews

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9.2 out of 10 based on 33 reviews.
Canon Pixma MP970: A4 Inkjet printer with LCD Display function and Ethernet. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser semi-pro photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This product is fantastic for the money, I have been using Ilford satin paper and the photo quality is outstanding, with superb and accurate colours. I find the colour settles down after a while and looks best a few hours after printing. Combined with a great scanner which is capable of scanning negatives and being able to print onto CD onbodys, in my opinion, this is the best printer out there for the money.
Bad points:
There is a slight colour cast on black and white prints (although I did expect this at this price). I have struggled to print color accurately from anything other than canon's own software.
Overall rating 9.0
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 2009

william, lanarkshire

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
its nice and quiet and its a very smooth operation all round
Bad points:
it does not print right to the center hole on the cd dvds
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Nov 2008

fiona, rochester not computer expert

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very easy set up (vista). quiet and fast. very easy to use even without reading the instructions. print and scan quality excellent. Photo printing also excellent. would definitely recommend this to a friend, in fact bought it for my dad's partner but wish i'd got myself one too. have got two canon printers and a scanner at home that i have had for several years and all are 100% reliable. have no reason to think this will be any less so.
Bad points:
none that i can see so far.
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: 13 Nov 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good print and and scanning quality.
Network connection for connection to the router for shared printing.
Easy to use and has a additional draw as well as the paper hopper which I use for photo paper.
Bad points:
Its a larger than the printer it replaced
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Nov 2008

Jim, Leeds Occassional computer user -

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good quality printing, photocopying and scanning.
Easy operation
Bad points:
Slow reproduction
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2008

Dave, Birmingham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The LAN setup was relatively straight forward and resulted in use almost straight away. The built in functionality of the print/scan features are clear and easy to navigate using the menu system. Print times and quality are excellent.
Bad points:
Is a large unit(not a problem if you are able to hide away as I have) and have not been completely happy with the scan quality as it does not appear as clear as my previous stand alone scanner. Also it does not have a wake up feature (unlike previous canon printer I owned) which means you have to switch it on prior to printing which defeats the logical use of printing from any PC from anywhere on a wireless network.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Aug 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent device, easy to use, good quality film scanning
Bad points:
printing can be slow, ink too expensive
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Aug 2008

This Canon Pixma MP970 is reviewed on PC Advisor

This Canon Pixma MP970 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions LCD Display
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections Ethernet
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot Yes
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 7
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 22
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 30
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 2400
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 9600
Height in cm 21.4
Width in cm 47.1
Depth in cm 39.6
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2007-10-24

Also known as: Pixma MP970, CANON MP970

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Manufacturer's Description

The photographer’s photo lab

This top-of-the-range Photo All-in-One is dedicated to digital and analogue camera users. Create ultimate quality colour photo prints with the amazing 7 ink tanks, or simply digitise your 35mm film.

Photo printing

Enjoy superior quality photo prints thanks to tiny 1pl ink droplets and a high 9600×2400dpi* print resolution. The amazing 7 Single Ink system brings unparalleled colour depth, contrast and richness to photos.

Print a 10×15cm 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.

Document printing

Print documents at up to 30ppm in mono or 22ppm in colour, single or double-sided.

Copying

Copy at up to 30cpm in mono or 22cpm 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.

Film and photo scanning

4800dpi resolution with Canon’s Super Toric lens system delivers superior colour 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.

Print on CD and DVD

Personalise inkjet-printable CDs by printing straight onto the surface. Use the CD-LabelPrint software to create exciting layouts by adding text and images.

Interface

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.

Single Inks

All 7 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

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.

Connectivity

Integrate this PIXMA into your Ethernet network to share it with multiple users.

Operating systems

Windows and Mac OS X compatible.

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