Pros

  • Intuitive control-panel design
  • Dual input trays; automatic duplexing

Cons

  • Expensive; odd colorings on plain paper
  • Rattletrap rear input-tray design

At A Glance

Photos are this higher-end model's forte, and it sports some generous and innovative features.

Manufacturer’s Description

Wireless MP980 Photo All-In-One Printer offers a maximum 9600 x 2400 color dpi with microscopic droplets as small as 1 picoliter. Prints borderless 4 x 6 photo in approximately 20 seconds. Prints 26 black/white pages per minute with 600 x 600 dpi and 23 color pages per minute with 9600 x 2400 dpi. Generates 24 black/white copies per minute and 19 color copies per minute. Offers seven individual ink tanks with FINE technology for exceptional speed and long-lasting, photo lab quality results. Enrich your photos with Auto-Image Fix. Large 3.5 TFT screen delivers sharp previews with a 170-degree wide angle view. Easy-Scroll Wheel allows simple editing. Advanced media handling includes auto duplex so you can automatically print two-sided. All-in-one printer features two 150-sheet paper trays, copy scaling from 25 to 400 percent, media card slots, USB 2.0 interface, Ethernet connector and optical color scan resolution of 4800 x 9600 dpi. Energy Star qualified.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cusa.canon.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2922B002
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 883585613311
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection Yes
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 8.1   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 8.17
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 11.21
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 6.96
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 42.8
Sports Action Shot (secs) 33.28
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 23.77
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.5
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 28.09
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.7
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 6.62
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 95.81
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 22.41
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 40.76
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.8
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 9.68
One-Page Copy (secs) 14.97
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 6.39
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 23.87

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