Canon Pixma MX870 Office All-In-One Printer

Canon Pixma MX870 Office All-In-One Printer

Canon Pixma MX870 Office All-In-One Printer

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Product Highlights

  • Print, Scan, Copy & Fax
  • Wireless or Wired Networking
  • 9600 x 2400dpi Color Resolution
  • 2.5" Color LCD Display
  • Computer-Free Photo Printing
  • 5 Individual Ink System
  • Auto Duplex Printing
  • 35-Sheet Duplex Auto Document Feeder
  • Auto Photo Fix II
  • iPhone Printing
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Canon MX870 Overview

  • 1Description

The Canon Pixma MX870 Office All-In-One Printer wirelessly brings professional-quality printing, copying, scanning, and faxing to your small business or home office. This Pixma is ready for networking from within range of your wireless router or you can network via its wired Ethernet interface. You can enjoy computer-free printing capabilities via compatible memory cards, PictBridge, and optional Bluetooth, while images are easily viewed on a 2.5" LCD. This printer boasts 9600 x 2400dpi resolution which combines with a 5-ink cartridge system that includes a pigment black ink and 4 dye-based color inks to deliver documents with crisp, clear text, and professional-looking photos with rich colors and contrast.

The MX870 is operated via an Easy Scroll Wheel which makes it easy to view and correct your photos for printing and to access the various features available for faster operation. Its 35-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) keeps your workflow going and can save you money with automatic two-sided printing.

This Pixma features Canon's Auto Photo Fix II technology which automatically categorizes your images into one of five types - Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery - then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction. With Dual Color Gamut Technology, your copies and scans will be superb as the MX870 automatically optimizes your originals so copies stay true, even when copying from a copy. The MX870's versatility goes beyond previous models, allowing you to print your photos wirelessly from compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod touch models with the new Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone App, available for free on the app store.

Note: The MX870 does NOT provide direct fax capability under Mac OS X. To send a fax using a Mac is a two-step process: one must print the document and then send the FAX. Direct print from a PC is supported.

Extraordinary Resolution
Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi firing with ink droplets as little as 1 picoliter. The MX870 delivers incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.
High Performance Individual Ink System
This 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink, producing exceptional photos and crisp, laser-quality text. Only replace the color ink tank that runs out. So, you save money on ink.
Fully-Integrated Duplex Auto Document Feeder
The built-in 35 sheet Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) makes it easy to copy, scan or fax multiple documents without having to load them one at a time. Its full integration makes it easier to fit into tight spots and once it's loaded you can do whatever else you want.
Auto Duplex Printing
Built-in Auto Duplex Printing prints 2-sided documents without having to manually flip the pages and can reduce your paper consumption by 50%. This means you can automatically copy two sided documents without having to flip any paper manually at all.
Easy Scroll Wheel
With the Easy Scroll Wheel you can quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.
2.5" LCD Screen
The MX870's 2.5" color LCD screen lets you easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed,
Auto Scan Mode
In the Auto Scan Mode, the MX870 automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings.

For network users, Auto Scan Mode is only available when scanning at a computer using MP Navigator.

Dual Color Gamut Technology
Copy with confidence as this built-in technology automatically optimizes your originals so copies stay true to it, time after time, copy after copy.
Quick Start
Powering up your printer is now faster than ever. After pressing the power button you can begin inputting commands in approximately two seconds. So, full operation is possible in a much shorter time.
Auto Photo Fix II
This built-in technology automatically categorizes your images into one of five types - Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery - then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction. So, unexposed areas of the photo will be optimized, area by area, and faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with correct color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.
Built-In Wireless Connectivity
Print or scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer around the house.

Wireless printing requires a network with wireless 802.11b/g capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.

Built-In Ethernet
The wired LAN interface lets you connect to a home or office network, with connected computers sharing the power of this versatile machine, each being able to display the printer's status at any moment.
Super G3 Fax
The business fax standard for color and PC facsimiles on plain paper meets the home office workhorse with 100 coded speed dials and up to 250 incoming pages to meet your every communication need.

Note: The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.

Note:The MX870 does NOT provide direct FAX capability under Mac OS X. To send a FAX using a Mac is a two-step process: one must print the document and then send the FAX. Direct print from a PC is supported.

iPhone Printing
Take full advantage of Canon's fantastic Wi-Fi printing technology to unlock, print and share your stored images right on the spot. Print your photos wirelessly from compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod touch models.

Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone App, available for free at the App Store.

Memory Cards, USB, PictBridge & Optional Bluetooth
Just insert a compatible memory card into the built in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print. Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your USB Flash Drive and digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. Plus, you can print from the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth.

Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth technology v2.0 and optional Bluetooth unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the devices and software version used. Operating distance is approximately 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Plug a USB cable (not included) into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers

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In the Box
Canon Pixma MX870 Office All-In-One Printer
  • Document Kit:
  • Cross Sell Sheet
  • Getting Started
  • Important Information Sheet
  • Network Setup Troubleshooting
  • Read Before Setting Up the Machine
  • Setup Software & User's Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • PGI-220 Black Ink Tank
  • CLI-221 Black Ink Tank
  • CLI-221 Cyan Ink Tank
  • CLI-221 Magenta Ink Tank
  • CLI-221 Yellow Ink Tank
  • Power Cord
  • Print Head
  • Telephone Line Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Note: USB Cable NOT Included

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    Canon MX870 Specs

    Printing Technology Inkjet
    Maximum Resolution Color: Up to 9600 x 2400dpi
    Black: Up to 600 x 600dpi
    Print Speed Up to: Color Photo: 4 x 6" borderless photo: approx. 39 sec
    Black: ESAT;9.4ipm
    Color: ESAT;6.1ipm
    Minimum Ink Droplet Size 1 picoliter
    Ink Type Canon ChromaLife 100+
    Ink Palette CMYKK
    Ink Cartridge Configuration 5 individual ink cartridges
    Ink Cartridges PGI-220 Pigment black
    CLI-221 Dye-based cyan, magenta yellow, black (1 x each)
    Image Sensor Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
    Optical Resolution 2400 x 4800dpi
    Interpolated Resolution 19,200 x 19,200dpi
    Color Depth 48-bit internal
    24-bit external
    Hardware Resolution ADF: 600 x 600dpi
    Reflective Scan Area Flatbed: 8.5 x 11.7"
    ADF: 8.5 x 14"
    Modem Speed Up to 33.6 Kbps (Super G3 color fax)
    Transmission Speed Black: Approx. 3 sec per page
    Color: Approx. 1 min per page
    Transmission/Reception Memory Approx. 250 pages
    Special Features Answering machine connectivity
    Group dialing
    One-touch speed dialing
    Remote reception
    Copy Speed Up to 4.3ipm color ESAT
    Reduction/Enlargement 25 - 400%
    Copy Features 4-in-1 / 2-in-1 copy
    AE (Auto Exposure / Intensity) copy
    Auto duplex
    Gutter shadow correction
    Image repeat
    Multiple: 1-99 pages
    Preset copy
    Sort (ADF)
    Paper Handling
    Maximum Paper Width 8.5" (21.5cm)
    Maximum Printable Area 8.5 x 14" (21.5cm x 35.6cm)
    Paper Sizes 4 x 6"
    5 x 7"
    8" x 10"
    U.S. #10 Envelopes
    Paper Types Plain:
    Plain paper
    High resolution paper
    Super High Gloss:
    Photo Paper Pro Platinum
    Photo Paper Pro II
    Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
    Photo Paper Glossy
    Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss
    Matte Photo Paper
    Fine Art:
    Canon Fine Art Paper "Photo Rag" T
    U.S.# 10 Envelope
    Paper Capacity Auto sheet feeder: 150 pages
    Paper cassette: 150 pages
    ADF: 35 pages
    Interfaces Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g)1, (Compatible with IEEE 802.11n)16 Ethernet
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    Card Slots
    PictBridge (cable not included)
    Bluetooth v2.0 (Optional)
    Compatible Memory Cards SD
    MultiMediaCard (v4.1)
    MultiMediaCard Plus (v4.1)
    CompactFlash Card
    Memory Stick
    Memory Stick PROMemory Stick Duo
    Memory Stick PRO Duo

    With special adapter (sold separately):
    RS-MMC (v4.1)
    Memory Stick Micro
    xD-Picture Card
    xD-Picture Card (Type M)
    xD-Picture Card (Type H)

    Note: The MX870 does NOT provide direct FAX capability under Mac OS X. To send a FAX using a Mac is a two-step process: one must print the document and then send the FAX. Direct print from a PC is supported

    Direct Print Capable Yes
    Software Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM
    MX870 Printer Driver
    Easy-PhotoPrint EX
    Easy-WebPrint EX (Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or Windows XP only. Not included on installation CD. Requires internet connection during installation)
    MP Navigator EX
    Solution Menu
    Compatible Operating Systems Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP/2000
    Mac OS X v10.4.11 - 10.6.x17

    System requirements vary by application

    Image Preview Display 2.5" LCD
    Front Panel Controls Yes
    Power Requirements 110-240VAC 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19.4 x 17.1 x 8.9" (49.3 x 43.3 x 22.6cm)
    Weight 26.1 lb (11.8kg)

    Canon MX870 Reviews

    Pixma MX870 Office All-In-One Printer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 292.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value I use the printer for all home copying and printing functions. I also have used the scanner and the fax. Having never had a fax before I was very pleasantly surprised at how simple it is to use. I did not need to get a second phone line, as I had feared. The general ease of use for all function and the great results I have gotten both for photo and regular printing is outstanding. I had a set-up question and was able to get through to the Canon technical department almost immediately and he was courteous, knowledgeable AND, had a sense of humor! I am unable to think of anything I negative to say about this product - I am thoroughly delighted.
    Date published: 2011-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for home office This product was very easy to set up. I started out using it connected to my computer by the cable but then changed to wireless and the set up was very simple. I read numerous reviews before making this purchase for a small business of 8 people and it fits our needs for now. It is definitely perfect for any home office. There is a lag time in the first page printing but not so much of a problem that would cause me to change my mind about ordering one for my own home. This is a great printer and I would definitely recommend it.
    Date published: 2011-04-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far so good I recently set up our new Canon MX870 which took a couple of hours (it might have been the operator, me, not necessarily their instructions). I was able to use the DVD to install the printer on our desktop. However, when I tried to install the printer on our laptop (which has no DVD drive) I tried to download the software from the Canon website. I was not able to follow their instructions and ended up calling their Customer Support line. The good news is that the Call Center is in the USA and the support analyst was able to quickly solve my problem. My only complaint on the printer so far is that it is very slow.
    Date published: 2010-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value We needed an all in one for our home office, and searched quite a bit for the best options... not just price. I believe we not only got the best option, but the best price as well. Set up was easy, not automatic. Accessing the different functions on this printer also couldn't be easier. Print quality is also phenomenal with the right paper. The wi-fi printing worked right away and is great to have, now that most of us have on the go computers. Any negatives? None yet. Waiting to see how economical the ink consumption is. I would highly recommend this product to anybody looking for an all in one under $200.
    Date published: 2011-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easier than I expected. Everything was easier than I expected to set up. There was a huge glitch, but looking back it truly was my own fault. I had my Airport Extreme (router) set up incorrectly, so the network was hard to find. Tech Support at Canon was great (and if you get bumped up to their higher level T2 Tech Support, they are AMAZING). They even understood my Apple products. So far everything prints great and faster than my old Epson. I wish the computer interface for scanning was cleaner, but I'm probably pickier than normal since I have Apple product expectations. It definitely looks/feels PC. I'd buy it again, though.
    Date published: 2010-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Printer! This is my first multi-function printer and this one is great. I use it for printing, scanning and copying. I love the duplex copy and scanning feature. They've thought of lots of other nice features...for example, when you scan a document, you can select pages you want remove before converting and saving to a PDF. I send a fax occasionally and will eventually use the photo printing feature. It's a bit large, but fortunately fits where I store it. Had some trouble setting it up, but a friend who is in the IT field helped me and was totally impressed by the speed of printing and how quiet it is!
    Date published: 2010-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's been a week now, totally satisfied! Pros: Does what it is advertised to do and easy to understand. Versatile. Quiet. It has full wifi- everything can be done from a wireless computer. Set up was fast and easy. High quality printing even on the standard setting. Cons: First page printing takes awhile for the printer to warm up. As with most printers, ink is costly. Summary: We've had the machine for about 1-1/2 weeks now. It has some nice features- relatively compact for an all-in-one and has two paper trays. So far all our printing needs have been met by this printer and has been easy to learn how to run the different options.
    Date published: 2010-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Printer Value We purchased the printer for all of our home office printing needs. Its a great little printer. It is compact and does everything well. It is more than adequate for all home and small office printing and scanning needs. It is incredibly easy to set up, and to connect to the home wireless network. It communicates very well with all of our computers through the wireless router. It's a joy to use. The print quality is very good using photo paper in the photo mode and good with regular paper. As a caviet it also looks good. We purchased it for $ at B&H photo after all rebates, which makes it a rare bargain. We wouldn't hesitate paying 4x what we actually purchased it for. Canon, you got this one rite!
    Date published: 2010-08-11
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