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Canon PIXMA MX455
  • Canon PIXMA MX455
  • Canon PIXMA MX455 - Controls
  • Canon PIXMA MX455 - Open
  • Canon PIXMA MX455 - Cartridges
  • Canon PIXMA MX455 - Feature Table
  • Canon PIXMA MX455 - Print Speeds and Costs

Summary

Our Score:

7

Pros

  • Quick and easy WPS setup
  • Reasonable print costs
  • Standard and high yield cartridges

Cons

  • Can’t print from front USB
  • Delays during colour print
  • Noisy paper feed

Key Features

  • Wireless direct printing for mobiles
  • 20-sheet ADF
  • Easy cartridge replacement
  • Full fax facilities
  • Duplex print
  • Manufacturer: Canon
  • Review Price: £57.00

What is the Canon PIXMA MX455?

The Canon PIXMA MA455 is an inkjet scanner-printer that's aggressively priced. It fits in a solid array of features too, including Wi-Fi, full duplex and the option of connecting to smartphones through an app.

Canon PIXMA MX455

Canon PIXMA MX455 - Design

A quick glance at Canon’s PIXMA MX455 won’t immediately distinguish it from any of the other machines in the company's range of SOHO all-in-ones. It has the same, big, black box appearance, with its Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) set into the chamfered top of its scanner lid.

When you look a bit more closely, though, you start to see the differences, such as the Canon PIXMA MX455's small, mono display with its two line by 16 character LCD and the Fast Front system of paper trays, which gives it a big footprint when open.

We can't really see why these trays are particularly fast as, before you start printing, you have to fold down the front cover, swivel out an extension and flip up a paper stop on the feed tray, before folding down an interior tray and pulling out another extension on the output one.

There are no memory card slots on the Canon PIXMA MX455 and just a single front-panel USB socket, through which you can download scans, but not upload files for printing. This seems like a wasted opportunity.

The control panel is well laid out with four mode buttons for copy, fax, scan and settings, a number pad for fax dialling and buttons for black and colour scan and copy jobs.

Canon PIXMA MX455 - Controls

Canon PIXMA MX455 - Connections

The Canon PIXMA MX445 can be connected via USB, but most people will probably go for its wireless capabilities, where it can be connected to a suitably equipped wireless router with a couple of button presses, calling in WPS setup.

Using Canon's Android or iOS apps, you can then print from most phones and tablets, direct to the printer, as well as from any networked PC or Mac. Canon provides its Image Garden and Easy Web Print applications too.

jemma

January 18, 2014, 7:17 pm

canon mx455 worse printer i've ever owned - should have returned it straight away. delayed printing or multiple printing. on one occasion duplicated a 30 page document over 10 times and only stopped when I realised - could have continued printing. photo quality not good. printing cartridges not cost effective as they expensive and run out so quickly, lines on page, tried all sorts of checks and head cleans - nothing works. tried genuine ink didn't work. so disappointed

Loz ʚϊɞ Deehan

April 10, 2014, 12:29 am

I would like to know why they put the driver software for the MX450 in the box? I can no longer just print my docs I have to use the daft my image garden which is totally useless.. Argos may have a returned printer tomorrow as this is just no good working like this.. my pc keeps telling me my printer is offline yes the MX450 IS offline as it's not the printer I am using argghhhhh Cannon I used to think highly of your products.. this is disgusting

John_of_Hampton

May 2, 2014, 7:05 pm

Totally agree with jemma, the Canon MX455 is the worse printer I have
ever owned, an absolute pile of crap. Had it three months and it is
finished. It has lost the ability to pick up paper (how difficult is
that feature to maintain?), and it has to be fed paper one sheet at a
time. Even then, it screws up every third sheet.

Tomorrow it goes into the garden to be smashed up with a hammer. And it is absolutely the last Canon item I will buy. Ever.

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