By Simon Williams
Reviewed: 15 Feb 2008
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Canon pixma mp970 all in one photo printer
Canon PIXMA MP970 All-In-One Inkjet Complete Photo Center Printer Copier Scanner
CANON PIXMA MP970 All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer Copier Scanner
Possibly the best electronics purchase I've ever made. I've had this printer nearly a year now and I still haven't replaced an ink cartridge- it just keeps going.I have duplex printing on by default, which I find a great feature, scanning is brilliant and fast, print quality meets my standards as a professional photographer, though you will need high grade paper to really hold the definition, probably not the cheapest stock you can find on eBay.Quick, great quality and excellent value. Haven't had a jam or other fault in a year of use..Also is nice how the feeder, output and controls all fold away to make a perfect cubiod!
I have just bought an MP970 which works well as a printer and copier but as a scanner, well, poor is the right word. I have an old Epson 2450 Photo which won't work with Windows 7 (surprise, suprise) but is much superior. Even at the maximum resolution of 600dpi it can't match the old Epson. Is that why it was not tested? I wrongly assumed that in 9 years a top of the range printer/scanner would be similar.I copied a printed image at 600dpi and onto PaintShopPro 7 (my Photoshop Elements dosn't work with you know what) and it shows a very pixelated picture and poor colour compared to the original Epson scanned image.The reason for buying a new printer was Window 7 again, my Canon S800 still prints but was getting old.
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