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Canon MX860 All-in-One Printer With Fax (4-in-1) and PictBridge direct photo printing

by Canon
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • All-In-One: 9600dpi Printer, 2400dpi Scanner, Copier, Super G3 Fax with 35-sheet duplex ADF
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity for easy sharing
  • Print speeds – 8.4 ipm(mono) and 5.6 ipm(colour)
  • 5 Single Inks to minimise ink wastage and cost
  • 6.2cm colour TFT display shows photos from inbuilt memory card slots
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Technical Details
BrandCanon
Item Weight12 Kg
Product Dimensions43.7 x 49.1 x 22.6 cm
Item model number3301B008AB
SeriesPixma MX860
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001U3ZLVE
Best Sellers Rank 80,584 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight16 Kg
Date First Available18 Feb 2009
  
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Manufacturer's Description

Get ready for the power you'll need to bring your home office to the next level. This wireless wonder lets you print from any room in your home and boasts incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi with 1pl and a 5 individual ink tank system. A built-in, fully integrated 35-sheet Auto Document Feeder means fast copying or scanning of your originals so you can tend to other tasks while the printer is at work. Its built-in Auto Duplex Printing prints two-sided documents without having to manually flip the pages. Additionally, various security features like password-protected PDF's means you can feel safe about the creation and distribution of your most confidential files. A Super G3 High-speed Fax along with networkable Ethernet means every aspect of your business can run as efficiently as possible. Thanks to Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology your copies will maintain the integrity of the original while you produce remarkable scans with 4800 dpi. With computer-less printing capabilities via compatible memory cards, PictBridge and optional Bluetooth can easily be viewed and edited directly on the 2.5" LCD. Its versatile feature set also makes for a top-of-the-line photo lab so all of your printing needs are met in one machine that can virtually fit anywhere, whether you're on a PC or Mac.

Product Description

Increase productivity with fast laser quality speed of 8.4 images per minute (mono) and 5.6 images per minute (colour). Automatically scan, copy or fax multiple double-sided sheets using the built-in 35-sheet Auto Document Feeder (ADF)- no need to manually turn pages. Canon's MP Navigator EX software manages scanned images and documents. Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint EX software allows users to print great photos, with functions like auto red-eye correction and Auto Photo Fix. 5 Single Ink tanks (PGI-520BK, CLI-5


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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but ....... 30 Jun 2009
By MoiraH
Verified Purchase
As I do quite a bit of printing for my B&B (menus, welcome notices, booking confirmations, etc.), I decided to treat myself to an upgrade from a basic Lexmark to the Canon MX860. So far, I'm pleased with it, but have discovered something I would've like to have known before I bought it, i.e. It doesn't print on card, the thickest paper it can go to is 105gsm. This means I have to hang on to the Lexmark to print brochures, visiting cards, etc., as double sided printing shows through 100gsm paper.

Also, Duplex printing is a bit obscure. Depending on your page setup, the reverse side sometimes comes out upside down, unless you go into "Page Setup" and set it to "staple top". It's not obvious what's changing the orientation on the reverse side, so can be a bit hit and miss.

Apart from that, great so far.
By the way, the first machine I got had a fault in that b&w printing came out with uneven patches. Amazon were efficiency itself in replacing it, and the new one works perfectly.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pleased so far 13 Sep 2009
I have had this printer for a few days and am slowly discovering how to use it. I had a good look at the reviews before buying the printer and was convinced by the good reviews received. Must comment on one point though that surely the printer can print on thicker paper. I am currently printing on 220gsm and it prints great. You just have to read the instructions and realise that all the special paper is dealt my the rear feeder. Photo paper, thicker paper etc is printed through that. I was nearly giving up buying the printer when I saw the comment, as it is rather essential for me to do that. Look also on the Canon official spec and it will confirm it. The copy and printing is great, great colours and effortless was the remote setup. I did try to do a reduced copy without looking at the manual but did not manage, the front panel did not seem to have a intuitive option to do this, but it might be something less obscure than I think. Great buy overall.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great multi-function printer 17 May 2009
By RAF
Verified Purchase
Always been an HP user, but driven mad by software problems, I decided to try this printer, and am very glad I did. Compared to HP it's a doddle to set up, including wi-fi and fax. Full set of inks expensive to start, but then you can just replace the colour that has run out. So far seems to last longer than the HP too. Duplex printing doesn't jam, unlike my last printer. Scanning easy to use.

It's a big footprint, so more suitable for a home office, but I am really pleased with it, and the Canon software is intuitive. It even has a T Shirt transfer option, but do remember that this will reverse the image if you are using T Shirt creating software which also does that - yes, I did get the first one on back to front!

Three methods of paper entry, back feeder, top holder above the glass plate, and bottom tray. You can fold away the back feeder if you wish, and if you are a tidy soul that likes to shut the front exit tray up, it will pop open when you start printing.

Only downside I had was the difficulty in registering, this printer was so new that the option didn't appear on the Canon website!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A great printer for my needs, SOHO.

Positives :

1) Great print quality, documents and photos.
2) Dual side printing + scanning
3) Good value

Negatives :

1) Price of Canon inks. I buy compatibles on E-Bay and they are fine and much cheaper.
2) Printer display gives indications that the ink will run out (a red 'X' above the colour of the cartridge),
but just ignore the warning and keep printing till you visibly notice a difference. I found there was still tons of good printing left after the 'X' warning.
3) Need to print out the manual

Overall, the big thumbs up!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and excellent 20 Nov 2009
Verified Purchase
I read reviews on a number of multi function machines before deciding to buy the MX860. The concerns about wireless network set up didn't put me off as I thought it would be a useful machine just for my own use in my home office. The machine arrived within 24 hours of placing the order (well done as usual, Amazon) and within an hour and a half not only did I have the machine set up and connected by USB to my desktop, but also wireless networked. It was easy.

The scanner is more than adequate for business documents although the software needs a bit of thinking about to ensure that the pdf files end up where I want them. The printer meets my basic business needs and the copier is a bonus for me. After its first day's use, I am very satisfied and feel able to recommend this as a good buy for someone wanting a low cost home /small office machine.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase 21 Nov 2009
Very pleased with my MX860. It is so much better than the previous printer I had (Epson) which used to block up and need head cleaning every time I used it. The Canon is easy to use and gives high-quality results.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PIXMA magic 10 Oct 2009
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I am thoroughly satisfied with my PIXMA MX860. The print quality is excellent although sometimes the processing time is a little slow. I bought it so we could have a networked printer/fax/scanner for all the pcs at home and it has proved a great success. Very easy to install, network and use. The only issue I have noticed is that it creates an echo on the telephone line, when using the normal telephones - you can hear yourself talking, but the quality of the speech is not impaired.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk
Drivers are bad. I have never been able to go to my computer twice to print something with out having problems. I'm setting here right now trying to get this )&)*(*_ to work. Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2011 by KenID
4.0 out of 5 stars Great all-in-one printer for home/home office use
I bought the Canon MX860 for my home office. I use it for printing, copying and scanning (I don't use the fax or photo printing features). Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2011 by Neil Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Does everything I wanted ... prints with great results. Print speed not a problem for me, and I'm generally quite inpatient! Read more
Published on 19 Sep 2010 by M. Patel
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
This is a fantastic home printer in every way. Fast, quiet and great quality prints. Perfect for what I need running a one man office. Read more
Published on 11 April 2010 by Darren Abrahams
5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality Printer
Set this printer up for three pcs to share in an office. Particularly bought for the duplex scanning facility. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2010 by PhilG
4.0 out of 5 stars Printer for office use
This printer has proved to be quite reliable so far. We did not have too much trouble connecting it to the wireless router. Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2010 by Ka Bahry Webber
5.0 out of 5 stars Does a brilliant job for such a cheap unit
I bought this primarily because I needed a wi-fi network printer that could be accessed from either Windows or Mac (which works perfectly). Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2010 by R. Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Wireless printer
Pros: Looks good, quality printing, wireless conectivity with easy setup, good quality photos, works with Win7 without any conflicts (so far! Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2010 by Mohadash
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with this printer - home office user
I am very pleased with the quality of print, scan, copying and fax. I was particularly attracted to this product because of the duplex feeder and print options as well as wireless... Read more
Published on 17 Jan 2010 by surrideo
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed gem
On receiving this printer, I was keen to get it going quickly, but was frustrated in getting the wi-fi connection established and needed help. Surely, it can be made easier. Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2010 by M. Klimes
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