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
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
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
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 22.41
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 11.21
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 42.8
Color Output Quality Very Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 9.68
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 23.77
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 23.87
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 8.17
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 95.81
Sports Action Shot (secs) 33.28
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 6.62
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 14.97
One-Page Webpage (secs) 28.09
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 40.76
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 6.39
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.8
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.7
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 6.96
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.5
Line Art Output Quality Good

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