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Canon PIXMA MP280 All-In-One Colour Photo Printer (Print, Copy and Scan)

by Canon
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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  • Print, Copy and Scan: photolab-quality and productivity for the home
  • ISO ESAT Document Print Speed of approx 8.4 / 4.8 ipm (mono / colour)
  • Print high quality images from your movies with Full HD Movie Print
  • Photolab-quality 10 x 15 cm borderless photo in approx 43 seconds
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Technical Details
Item Weight6 Kg
Product Dimensions33.5 x 45 x 15.3 cm
Item model number4498B008AA
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Wattage10 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 20,652 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
Date First Available19 Aug 2010

Product Description

Product Description

Canon PIXMA MP280

Product Description

MP280 A4 Inkjet MultifunctionPIXMA MP280 is a compact affordable and stylish All-In-One. Achieve photolab-quality prints from your movies using Full HD Movie Print or take control of web printing with Easy-WebPrint EX.FeaturesPrint TechnologyA4 Multifunctional Inkjet ColourYes Print speed (Mono A4)8.4 ipm not Page Per MinutePrint speed (Colour A4)4.8 ipm not Page Per MinuteResolutionUp to 4800 x 1200 dpi not PixelsCopyingYes Fax integratedNo Standard input capacity100 Sheets Standard media sizesA4 B5 A5 Letter Legal Envelopes (DL COM10) 10 x 15cm 13 x 18cm 20 x 25cm InterfaceUSB Dimensions W x D x H450 x 335 x 153 mmWeight5.5 KgWarranty1 years warranty

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
94 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Printer I have ever had! 14 Nov 2011
By Naomi
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I am not lucky with printers probably because I make my own greeting cards and have trouble with paper feed due to the thickness of the card.
The previous model MP270 had been recommended to me but as it has been discontinued I ordered this one and Amazon delivered it the next day.
The printer arrived with a USB cable and ink cartiridges.
So far it has handled every type of paper that I have tried, and also quite heavy cardstock.
I cannot recommend it highly enough to crafters, or anyone else that needs a very reasonably priced excellent printer.
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203 of 208 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good all-in-one printer but expensive inks 10 Feb 2011
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I bought this to replace a faulty I455 printer and did not really need an all-in-one but the price was cheaper than a dedicated printer. However, the trade-off is that the printer is almost twice the size of the I455 (and heavier), a significant factor since it is used with two laptops so is hardly in the same place twice. Canon have decided to place the two cable connections (power and USB) on opposite sides of the machine which means extra space is required on each side. However, the machine is much quieter than the I455 and the quality of prints is outstanding.

Buttons are provided on the top to allow direct copying without using a PC and the device is supplied with compehensive software to allow printing and scanning with minimum fuss. Installation was straight-forward and only took a few minutes to complete.

The biggest problem with the printer is the cost of replacement ink cartridges. The replacements are chipped and come complete with new print heads which guarantees good quality printing but at a very heavy cost. Also the Canon original cartridges have very little ink so do not last very long (larger capacity cartridges are available but at a premium), the colour cartidge lasted all of three days before it reported as 'running low' by the software.

I have managed to source alternative remanufactured cartridges which contain more ink but the software for this printer has no way of manually resetting the ink levels so the PC is constantly warning of low ink once the new cartridges are installed. However the printer still works beautifully though I have no way of knowing when it is running low on ink.

Overall, an excellent purchase for the price but beware the replacement ink costs if you do a lot of printing.
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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get some ear plugs 7 Oct 2011
By lynsey adams VINE VOICE
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My old HP all in one died after eight years of continuous sterling service. It didn't like remanufactured black cartridges, but thankfully was not averse to the cheaper colour ones, and also I could easily get an extra week's worth of printing after the first prompt that ink was running low. I really could use the ink to the very last drop. Photo printing was also very good for an all in one.

While the HP was in it's death throes, I bought a Canon iP4500 photo printer, and began using that for everyday printing as well. Admittedly a bit more expensive than the MP280, it was very quiet, fast and smooth, and separate four colour cartridges plus black meant that I could buy the black, which of course always runs out first, very cheaply. The cartridges lasted well, and also allowed me a good deal of printing after the 'ink low' notification.

I soon missed the convenience of an all in one however, and because the iP4500 was so good, I decided to get the MP280 on the strength of the some of the good reviews and because it was much cheaper from Amazon than say Staples.

The first time I used the printer I nearly jumped out of my skin. It is VERY noisy, and the reviewer who said it does a lot of clattering backwards and forwards before it decides to print is quite right. That wouldn't matter so much if you could position it some distance away, but mine is right by my left ear on the table. I don't understand why it has to be so noisy - surely Canon is capable of making a printer that is quiet as well as cheap? Maybe not.

It is slow, and not at all smooth. Sometimes it pauses halfway through printing a page, as if thinking what to do next. Other times it prints in jerks, and only occasionally will a page go through smoothly.
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170 of 177 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars needed a spare multifunction Printer 5/5. 28 Feb 2011
By David Glasgow TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Don't know why some say its slow, when that's simply not the case, if you have it on standard quality which is great it literally fires those pages right back at ya, whether it be colour (or) Black n' White... so 5/5. there ya go!!!...

The Design of the Printer a scanner has a small footprint, compared to its older siblings - and "they are much slower, as a matter of fact, my Canon MP610 is slower than this MP280".

As for the Bargain price with "4-5 free inks", sometimes its cheaper to buy the printer package, as it works out cheaper and sell the new printer on to a friend, or just give it away. (easy)

However, because I'm very happy with the (One 2 One 'Photo scans') I will be holding on to this baby, the INK is much cheaper at around 25-30 from Amazon for original Canon INK. (Great Value)

and it will last for ages, providing your not doing pictures every day, about every 3 months I place new ink in my canon ink-[jets, for colour "printing from the Web", (regular) say 5-6% coverage.

It's very economical if your just doing black n' white only. seriously about 3p per page. (roughly) from top to bottom.

Also this model has a (new and improved multi-scan, head cleaner), which means "if you do NOT use a printer a lot" it cleans those Print Heads like *NEW*" ...Once you switch on the Printer.!! -: so, its very well thought through by Canon. So it also means there are no ink tram lines up your clean new paper. just like the day you took it out of the box.

Please, if you found my review helpful at all, please don't for get to Vote with your Mouse. and click / yes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very very good, and good service.
Published 3 days ago by martin sisman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Ok thanks
Published 12 days ago by dolly
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good quality printing.
Published 13 days ago by whitie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I still have this little beauty after all the years have gone by. It's wearing better than me, that's for certain. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Kev Green
5.0 out of 5 stars does it's job well
Had it over a year now with no problems. Simple to install and to use. Fast output, clear images, bold print. Read more
Published 2 months ago by pdaddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good printer
Still using this printer to date. Bought it when I started University and it serves its purpose. Can print, scan and copy in black and white or colour and if you fiddle with the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by D Mumford
4.0 out of 5 stars Value for money
His was my previous printer. It recently stopped working but until the day it did, it was faultless. The quality of printed documents was very high. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Reala
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this printer!
It does everything - prints, copies and scans. Size-wise it's ideal for home use. A good investment and I'd recommend it.
Published 5 months ago by mrs s j smith
1.0 out of 5 stars it never turned up
and i still got billed for it so i went and got a 410 and later a 440 so they are still working but never saw hide nor hair of this bugger
Published 5 months ago by loki
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Unit
This is really an excellent printer and scanner for the money - I am a big Canon fan anyway - all Canon products seem to work well.
Published 5 months ago by Mr. Roger Stokes
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