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Canon MP520

Looking for a high-performance all-in-one? This versatile machine produces a superb borderless 4" x 6" photo in only about 46 seconds, and the Auto-Im...

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Review of "Canon MP520"

published 11/07/2008 | mfreem
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Pro Great printing and Scanning
Cons Ink cartridges 'die' - canon replaces defective cartridges
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"Great printing and Scanning"

Great product, however disappointed that Canon engages in the false ink supply system, forcing unnecessary ink cartridge replacement.

I specifically chose Canon over Epson in an attempt to avoid this kind of issue. That choice came at a price, the MP520 was double the price of the Epson counterpart. I assumed that the money goes to pay for the product and full tanks of ink as opposed to the Epson limited ink offer, subsidized by future ink purchases at premium prices.

Would you beleive that when an ink cartridge 'dies', printer reports 'the following ink tank cannot be recognized.'. That cartridge in my case is brand new and ink inside looks almost full (liquid is visible). That stops printer from working at all, even for printing in black only. What is most annoying is the fact that the scanner stops working as well.

I thought that Canon did not engage in the false ink game such as Epson, Brother and the others, but apparently they do now.

Is it not time consumers boycott this seriously flawed business practice? How far does it have to go before anyone complains?

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Product Information : Canon MP520

Manufacturer's product description

Looking for a high-performance all-in-one? This versatile machine produces a superb borderless 4" x 6" photo in only about 46 seconds, and the Auto-Image Fix feature helps to enhance your results. You can print photos directly from compatible memory cards and preview images in high resolution on the 2" TFT display. Or, print right from a camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. Copies will be truer to your originals, and scans of photos and even thick notebooks will be clear and complete. The unique Easy-Scroll Wheel simplifies operation, and the dual paper trays let you store both plain and photo paper.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon PIXMA MP520 - multifunction printer ( colour )

Device Type: Printer / copier / scanner

Copier Type: Digital

Printing Technology: Ink-jet ( colour )

Inkjet Technology: Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering) - 4-ink

Max Copying Speed: Up to 30 ppm (mono) / up to 20 ppm (colour)

Max Printing Speed: Up to 30 ppm (mono) / up to 20 ppm (colour)

Max Printing Resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi (colour), Up to 600 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (colour)

Scanning: 2400 x 4800 dpi

Display: 2"

Original Size: 216 x 297 mm (max)

Original Type: Sheets

Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm) (max)

Media Type: Envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels, photo paper

Standard Media Capacity: 250 sheets

PC Connection Availability: Yes

PC Connection: USB 2.0

Office Machine Features: Print from memory card

Power: AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz )

Dimensions (WxDxH): 44.5 cm x 37.8 cm x 17.2 cm, 45.5 cm x 37.8 cm x 17.3 cm

Weight: 7.5 kg

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Automatic Duplexing: Yes (copying)

General

MPN: 2178B006, 2178B008AA, 2178B027AA, 2178B025, 2178B002

Device Type: Printer / copier / scanner

Copier Type: Digital

Printing Technology: Ink-jet - colour - photo

Display Diagonal Size: 2"

PC Connection Availability: Yes

PC Connection: USB 2.0

Office Machine Features: Print from memory card

Memory

Supported Flash Memory: Memory Stick, CompactFlash, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick PRO, IBM Microdrive

Copying

Max Copying Speed: Up to 30 ppm (mono) / up to 20 ppm (colour)

Max Document Enlargement: 400%

Max Document Reduction: 25%

Maximum Copies: 99

Copying Features: 2 on 1, BorderFree, 4 on 1, fit to page

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Printing

Inkjet Technology: Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)

Max Printing Resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi (colour), Up to 600 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (colour)

Max Printing Speed: Up to 30 ppm (mono) / up to 20 ppm (colour)

Ink Palette Supported (Colours): Cyan, magenta, yellow, black

Colour: 4-ink

Minimum Ink Droplet Size: 2 pl

Scanning

Scan Element: CIS

Optical Resolution: 2400 x 4800 dpi

Interpolated Resolution: 19200 x 19200 dpi

Grey Scale Depth: 16 bit

Colour Depth: 24 bit

Colour Depth (Internal): 48 bit

Document & Media Handling

Max Original Size: 216 x 297 mm

Original Type: Sheets

Max Media Size: Legal

Min Media Weight: 64 g/m2

Max Media Weight: 273 g/m2

Supported Media Type: Envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels, photo paper

Borderless Photo Sizes: A4 (210 x 297 mm), 100 x 150 mm, 130 x 180 mm, 100 x 180 mm, 200 x 250 mm

Standard Media Capacity: 250 sheets

Document & Media Handling Details: Input tray - 150 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm) weight: 64 g/m2 - 273 g/m2 ¦ Input tray - 100 sheets - Letter A (216 x 279 mm) weight: 64 g/m2 - 105 g/m2

Speed Details: Copying : up to 30 ppm - B/W ¦ Copying : up to 20 ppm - colour ¦ Printing : up to 30 ppm - B/W fast ¦ Printing : up to 20 ppm - colour fast ¦ Printing : up to 14.6 ppm - B/W normal ¦ Printing : up to 10.9 ppm - colour normal ¦ Printing : 46 sec ( 10 x 15 cm (4"x6") ) - colour

Connections

Interfaces: USB 2.0

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.4.x, MS Windows Vista

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Canon Photo Optimizer Pro, Canon Image Optimizer, Canon Photo Noise Reduction

Power

Voltage Required: AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz )

Power Consumption Operational: 17 Watt

Power Consumption Standby: 2.4 Watt

Power Consumption Sleep: 1 Watt

Miscellaneous

Direct Printing Specifications: PictBridge, Canon Direct Print

Consumables Included: Ink tank ( black ) - up to 505 pages - Canon PGI-5BK ¦ Ink tank ( cyan ) - up to 910 pages - Canon CLI-8C ¦ Ink tank ( magenta ) - up to 665 pages - Canon CLI-8M ¦ Ink tank ( yellow ) - up to 685 pages - Canon CLI-8Y

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 44.5 cm, 45.5 cm

Depth: 37.8 cm

Height: 17.2 cm, 17.3 cm

Weight: 7.5 kg

Environmental Parameters

Sound Emission: 36.5 dB (operating)

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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