Canon Pixma MP250By DonaldW • Dec 14th, 2010 • Category: Canon
For around $70, you can purchase an all-in-one inkjet printer made especially for photography. Able to print in black-and-white or color, the Canon Pixma MP250 offers fast speeds at a decent price. Compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, it should be easy to setup and replace.
What does the term “all-in-one” mean? Well, the MP250 not only can print, but it can scan and copy as well. Though many all in ones do offer faxing capabilities, that function is obsolete with this particular model. For most home amateur photographers, though, a fax machine isn’t a necessity.
The copier comes standard with borderless functions, fit-to-page features and the ability to copy up to 99 copies from an original document. The printer can print on a variety of paper types, and documents will look best when printed on photo paper. Sizes like 4×6 inch, 5×7 inch, 8×10 inch, letter, legal and envelope are all supported. Using the four needed Pixma MP250 inkjet cartridges, resolutions as high as 4800×1200 dpi are possible. When printing in just black-and-white resolutions can only hit 600×600 dpi. These resolutions will leave your documents looking sharp and professional.
The scanner is a flatbed one, and it uses contact image sensors to create high quality resolutions of 600×1200 dpi, and interpolated resolutions up to 19200×19200 dpi can even be reached. The maximum document size when scanning, though, is 8.5×11 inches, which could be a downside for some.
Overall, users opinions seem to be a little mixed. Though most find it very easy to setup and operate, some find that it is an unreliable product. Many complain too about the high cost of operation using the Canon MP250 ink. The fast speeds are praised often, as well as the machine’s compact design . Probably the one thing that is most highly reviewed is this machine’s sharp toners and colors when printing.