I have had an All in one Printer before and liked it but this copier MFC Canon MP970 is just what I wanted and has all the sophistication I need. Clear and precise prints, copies, photos, extensive print/photo paper sizes, ease of use and speed are all you want from a desk top all in one
Pete F.TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Oct. 2010
The Canon Pixma MP970 multi-function printer is a well built machine which is exceptionally good at all of it's functions.
Print-wise this machine can produce crisp black text and a wide gamut of realistic, or vivid, colours on many different (up to A4 size) paper stocks. These range from 80gsm copier paper (manufacturers specifications state 64gsm but not many people will use such light-weight paper), up to 105gsm cartridge paper etc. (based on manufacturers specifications) - I have personally used much heavier weight canvas/other fine art papers by feeding single sheets through the back giving it a straight run through the printer.
The duplex system is slow but very accurate, and once started you can confidently leave it to it's own devices while you carry on with another job.
Scanning is as good as any non-commercial copier (and a lot better than most). Whilst the ability to scan 35mm film strips and slides using the provided attachment will be a welcome benefit for those wishing to make copies of photo's taken on their 35mm cameras.
Another useful function is the CD carrier which makes printing directly onto CD's/DVD's very easy. The results are of a very high quality.
Whilst the genuine Canon ink cartridges are not cheap, the printer is pretty economical in their use so I would say that the costs (when averaged out) are very reasonable. This is even more so if you opt to buy any of the high quality, compatible ink cartridges that are now readily available.
The machines 'footprint' is slightly larger than many other printers but I find that it comfortably fits on my work station alongside my computer and the many bits and bobs related to it. It is also fairly quite in operation which is useful when working into the night.
All in all this machine is a top quality piece of kit and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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