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CanonPixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer
 
4.5

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (85)
  • Great print quality (84)
  • Easy to setup (78)
  • Fast operation (55)
  • Reliable (54)

Cons

  • Large footprint (24)
  • Hard setup (8)
  • Noisy (8)
  • Slow operation (8)
  • Flimsy construction (4)

Best Uses

  • Professional documents (45)
  • Graphics & charts (44)
  • Dorm room (13)
  • Workgroups (12)
  • Photo printing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (77), Infrequent user (13), Heavy duty user (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (93), Business (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb Printer

I was looking for a new printer and after reading a lot of reviews I settled on the MP990 primarily because it would do what I needed - - produce quality documents, the occasional...Read complete review

I was looking for a new printer and after reading a lot of reviews I settled on the MP990 primarily because it would do what I needed - - produce quality documents, the occasional photographic print and the ability to scan slides and films. With thousands of slides to scan, the MP990 gives me the ability to start that process. The scans I've done to date have been outstanding and while it may take a while I can at least start before deciding on a dedicated scanner.

The feature set on this printer is very extensive though I haven't tried them all. I was especially pleased on the two sided printing option. It has been very easy to use every feature I've tried.

While not tiny the overall dimensions make this a relatively compact model for my needs and it looks very clean on my desk.

The help information included on the disk is very good and the Canon technical support people helped me solve a minor setup problem I had. I couldn't be more pleased and would recommend this product highly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent Semi-Pro Multi-Purpose Printer

I'm a non-professional photographer hoping to get into a few local shows as well as print photos for around the house. The quality is great, especially for the price. I enjoy being able...Read complete review

I'm a non-professional photographer hoping to get into a few local shows as well as print photos for around the house. The quality is great, especially for the price. I enjoy being able to print good photos with several options while also being able to scan & copy. This was the best multi-purpose printer I could find on the market.

6 ink wells make the color quality better and you don't have to replace the 3-pack when only one is low.

It takes up a bit of floor space and can be slow on start up, but I'm pleased with the overall printing quickness of even photos at 8.5x10.

Installing drivers was easy, but comes with too much software. Not sure which pieces you actually need to get the printer to work versus all the extras they think you need. Doesn't detract from the overall product though.

I had it up and running on my wireless to my Mac laptop and then Ethernet PC desktop within 15minutes.

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5.0

Exactly what I wanted

By Birder lady

from Roanoke, VA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy Setup
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Operation
  • Great Print Quality
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

      I have owned the product for only a month and do not do high volume printing or photo copying. Having said that, I have not noticed the high volume ink consumption mentioned in some reviews. Additionally, I do not find the printer to be noisy as is mentioned in some reviews. The two-side printing is a new feature for me and an obvious plus. This product is a definite upgrade for me and so far I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Canon Pixma MP990

      By anonymous

      from San Diego

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Print Quality
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

          Great printer, does everything advertised. It's a bit pricy, but I got it for 70% off so I'm happy. Not sure about the expense of ink yet. Do your research

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great Printer

          By Dan

          from Ellijay, GA

          About Me Infrequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Print Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

            No complaints, Works Great

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            An amazing printer

            By Avi-boy

            from Loveland, CO

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Fast Operation
            • Great Print Quality
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Large Footprint

            Best Uses

            • Graphics & Charts
            • Professional Documents

            Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

            This is a great printer, and that would have been true even if I didn't get such a great deal on its price from B&H. The printer is a bit bulky, but worth it if you have the space. I love that the ink cartridges have clear windows to be able to physically see the ink level inside. I bought this printer to replace an Epson CX4800 All-In-One, whose ink cartridges declare themselves empty after a certain period of time (~6 months) regardless of whether it really is empty or not. A class action lawsuit was filed against Epson for this, but they just ended up settling the case by giving all Epson owners a $25 coupon to the Epson Online Store (a ripoff). I wanted an advanced, reputable replacement printer and spent months comparing specs and pricing. Cannon looked best on paper, and it seems to be living up to its expectations.

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            • Personal

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            4.0

            3rd canon owned almost great, not quite

            By proud peacock

            from newark nj

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy Setup
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Operation
            • Great Print Quality
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Noisy
            • Paper tray capacity small

            Best Uses

            • Documents
            • Photo printing

            Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

            i use the printer for extensive photo printing and document printing. it is great in color clarity, speed of printing for both prints and documents. the slow startup and noise prior to actually printing the first document can be annoying as well as the noise. the paper tray capacity is entirely too small for extensive printing/copying. overall, it is good printer for the price.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Great printer, fantastic deal

            By Tom

            from Fort Collins, CO

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 2 sided printing
            • Easy Setup
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Print Quality
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Text and photos

              Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

              Pros: easy wireless set-up, double-sided printing, excellent photo quality, excellent value.
              Cons: none yet.

              I use this printer for printing text and printing photos. I have used a Canon i960 for years, and was always impressed with the photo quality. I am just as pleased with the photos printed by the MP990.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great Purchase

              By Bob

              from Crown Point, IN

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Print Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics & Charts
                • Home Office
                • Professional Documents

                Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                Overall, haven't found any issues with this printer so far. Some reviews have said it is flimsy construction but I haven't noticed any problems in this area.

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                • Personal

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                4.0

                I Made The Right Choice

                By BigBoo

                from NYC

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Print Quality
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dorm Room
                  • Graphics & Charts
                  • Professional Documents

                  Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                  Set-up took longer than anticipated however the wait seems to have been worth it. The machine is easy to use and the output quality is excellent for both documents and photo's.

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                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Good printer

                  By SR

                  from CA

                  About Me Infrequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy Setup

                  Cons

                  • Slow Operation

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                    Ideal for home use. Setup took about 30 minutes. WiFI setup is simple using WPS.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    A Stellar All-In-One Printer

                    By Rob S.

                    from Summit, NJ

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Operation
                    • Great Print Quality
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Large Footprint

                    Best Uses

                    • Dorm Room
                    • Graphics & Charts

                    Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                    I'll start off by saying this is easily one of the best color printers that I have ever owned. The combination of a scanner that can handle documents, film, and slides with ease, and built-in 100megabit Ethernet and WiFi (not N, but G) makes networking a breeze. Setup was relatively simple. It took me longer to get the network set up due to the fact that my home network is behind a firewall, and every networked device has to have a static IP address. The print quality is superb, having a gray ink tank makes blank and white photos noticeably nicer. Reviewers have said that it runs through ink quickly, but I cannot comment on this, because I haven't printed a huge amount of pictures yet. If you are looking for an all-in-one printer that prints high quality photos, but cant stomach the price bump to the PixmaPRO 9000, this is the perfect printer for you

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Pretty great, so far.

                    By Khanh

                    from Newton, KS

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Print Quality

                    Cons

                    • Large Footprint

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics & Charts
                    • Photo printing
                    • Professional Documents

                    Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                    For me, this was the perfect printer in terms of function, form, and price. You're really getting an amazing piece of technology for this price point. I read multiple reviews about other wireless printers requiring you to connect to a PC to setup first. Not the case with the Canon Pixma MP990. Wireless setup was a breeze.
                    After installing the drivers on Windows 7, I had to manually click on the printer in the network browser before it detected it, but after that every computer recognized it and was able to test print.

                    I managed to print some color, as well as some black & white photos on Canon's Pro Platinum Plus photo paper and the results were stunning. Photos printed on the included samples of Canon's Pro Glossy II paper were equally great. Colors are rich and blacks are true black. Granted, I've seen better black & whites from a lab, but I can't mark it down for that. So, I think the print quality is exceptional, provided you use good photo paper. Also, borderless printing is truely amazing: effortless to setup and print from Lightroom 3. I wish it did the larger format prints, but you will not find a printer that can do that even close to this price. Also, it was very easy to teach my parents to print borderless photos directly from windows picture viewer.

                    The only flaw I have found was the initial boot-up time from power-on to print. The first photo after a power-on takes 2-3 minutes because of the internal cleaning procedure. After that, however, each photo came out very quick.

                    It is quite large, but that is completely negated by the fact that it is wireless. I have it set up in a corner in the basement out of the way.

                    Ink consumption wise, I don't think this printer will be worse than any other inkjet on the market. After three 8.5x11 full color photos, two 8.5x11 B&W, and five 4x6 full color - the grey tank reads about 85%, the rest are still up in the 90's.
                    It's a cost I'll have to eat regardless of what brand I choose, short of a laser printer.

                    I'm very happy with this printer and would buy it again. I have also recommended it to two coworkers.

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                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Exactly what I expected

                    By Don

                    from Easley, SC

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Print Quality
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Slow Operation

                    Best Uses

                    • AmateurEnthusiast Photos

                    Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                    I needed a printer for both text and especially photos that gave excellent quality up to 8.5 X 11in. For the very infrequent larger print a local or online source was more economical. Once the printer is setup with custom print profiles it is extremely efficient with excellent color and detail and no evidence of "banding". The only negative,which I was aware of, is that it can be slow(especially with duplex printing and the occasionally head cleaning), but that is a minor inconvenience compared to the other qualities. For the price I think this is an excellent AIO printer.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great Printer!

                    By Kit F

                    from Texas

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Setup
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Print Quality
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Kind of heavy
                    • Large Footprint

                    Best Uses

                    • Dorm Room
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                    I ordered this on sale after a bit of waffling on which printer to get. It actually has two feed trays, something I didn't realize before. The back feed tray is like a normal inject printer where the paper stands up. This is meant for photo paper, while plain paper goes in the bottom "cassette" tray.

                    The pictures it prints are amazing, especially from a very large image printing on a smaller format like a 4x6. Like the other comments said, these are print lab quality, especially with the included photo paper sample.

                    I think I'll need to buy more photo paper for this printer, because it really brings it out. I really cannot tell the images came from an inkjet!

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Excellent price and quality

                    By Rob Xman

                    from MD

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy Setup
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Operation
                    • Great Print Quality
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics & Charts
                      • Professional Documents

                      Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                      So far I have been impressed. B&H sold for an unbeatable price and Canon put up the quality. Installing the ink was simple and setting up the wireless took only a few minutes. I was ready to print 30 minutes after taking it out of the box. I look forward to printing those great photos.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Good value

                      By Bbo

                      from Los angeles

                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Print Quality
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Documents

                        Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                        Great consumer printer for the pro photographer

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Nice Printer

                        By Steve

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Print Quality

                        Cons

                        • Large Footprint

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos and Forms

                        Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                        Product was easy to set up with a MAC. Photos are outstanding but the ink is used up fairly quick compared to the Canon Pixma MP600 I was using before. Would recommend buying extra ink at the same time as the printer since it was cheaper here than in any stores where I live.

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                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Good value printer

                        By Darryn

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Infrequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Operation

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction
                        • Large Footprint

                        Best Uses

                        • Workgroups

                        Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                        The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the enormous size of this thing. Check the dimensions if you have a small desk! Setup and wireless printing worked on first try. Print speed is faster than I would expect of a non-laser printer. Double sided print is not simultaenous - it works by printing one side of the page then rolls it back to flip it around inside and prints the other side. Clunky but it works, hands free. Lower paper tray doesn't hold many pages and is pretty flimsy plastic.

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                        4.0

                        It Works

                        By Imagekraft

                        from Northern Washington state.

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Slow Operation

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                          I had to replace my Epson RX620 photo printer, so I bought an HP wireless, only to return it since it would not communicate with the Apple wireless router I use. And, of course, the seller did not tell me of that problem, nor did HP, only after an hour and a half talking with their tech support. The Canon installed perfectly and easily. The only negative is that the colors do not match what the Epson delivered. Screen color to Epson balance, but the Canon shifts to red and darker. So I still have to calibrate between the two.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Product, service was excellent

                          By Jake

                          from Columbus, Ohio

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Operation
                          • Great Print Quality
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics & Charts
                            • Professional Documents
                            • Workgroups

                            Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                            As an all-in-one, the Pixma MP990 is a must-have. I now use it daily for scanning and printing. The wireless networking, card-reader and LCD preview are an incredible bonus, especially for the price. I also received my printer expediently from B&H shortly after ordering it.

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                            4.0

                            works great,would buy again

                            By imikec

                            from napa,ca

                            About Me Infrequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Setup
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Operation
                            • Great Print Quality
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Lag computer to printer

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics & Charts
                            • Professional Documents
                            • Workgroups

                            Comments about Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printer:

                            love the product,only reason not a 5 star is the lag time.

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