Canon MP480

Canon MP480 is a All-in-One Photo Printer features Print Speed (up to) 4″ x 6″ borderless photo: as fast as 45 seconds1Black:Up to 20 ppm (as fast as 3.0 seconds per page)1Color:Up to 16 ppm (as fast as 3.8 seconds per page)1; Print Resolution (Up to) Black:600 x 600 dpi2Color:4800 x 1200 dpi; Copy Speed (up to) Black: Up to 20 cpm, Color: Up to 16 cpm; Scanner Max. Resolutions Optical:2400 x 4800 dpiInterpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi; Media Cards Support; 1.8″ LCD, Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, PictBridge, Quick Start,Self Opening Tray; Bluetooth® v2.04 (Optional), Card Slots (See Memory Card Support), PictBridge (Cable not included), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed. The Canon MP480 measures 17.5″ x 13.1″ x 6.1″ (W x D x H) and weighs 12.5 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon MP480 Reviews

PCAdvisor reviews the Canon MP480 and writes;
“The copies were a little bit darker than the original, but with good colour and pretty good detail, though there were more visible dots in the copies than on prints from our Photoshop test files. Copies of other items, such as a magazine cover, looked better.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Macworld reviews the Canon MP480 and writes;
“The MP480’s print quality received Very Good marks from our jury and even managed a Superior text printing score, a difficult ranking to attain for ink-jets. Our standard picnic tests photo looked great, with accurate color, good shadow detail, and continuous tone with no visible dots.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon MP480 and writes;
“The MP480′s print quality received Very Good marks from our jury and even managed a Superior text printing score, a difficult ranking to attain for ink-jets. Our standard picnic tests photo looked great, with accurate color, good shadow detail, and continuous tone with no visible dots.”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Canon MP480 and writes;
“At draft quality (which I use for most of my printing jobs), the Pixma MP480 put out black and white pages in just over three seconds a page; color pages took about five seconds a page, though a few seconds longer at normal quality. The Pixma uses only two ink tanks which still managed to give great-looking prints (and it’ll be cheaper replacing two tanks when they’re empty than the five or six tanks that other inkjet all-in-ones use).”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Canon MP480 User Reviews

Very good printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“We’ve been using this product for about three months now and are very happy with it. The ink lasts and it scans and prints really well. Bright colors and really good scan image. I’m sure really expensive scanners and printers might be better, but this one is very good in my view…could hardly tell the difference between a printed photo and a Kodak photo from Costco.” – by LadyLaura

photo printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“this printer does many different things. photo prints come out great. the copy is good. i have printed cards. i have been having so much fun with my printer. it is easy to install. does not use a lot of toner. i have had many printers in the past years, this is the best.” – by Marietta Markley

My First Printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The Canon MP480 is the first printer I’ve ever owned. I’m a 66 yr old male, fairly new in the computer world. I needed a all in 1 printer that was a quality product and easy to setup….all at an affordable price. The Canon MP480 met that need. My printer is for occasional use only, so the issue of ink usage is of minimum importance to me. The product was easy to set up and it produces a quality picture.” – by Richard D. Bates Jr.

Great All in one printer! | Rating: ★★★★★
“Very easy to install cartridge (unlike my former HP deskjet .. hated installing cartridge.. believe it or not would take an hour sometimes), compact and nice design (basically is like a box when all folded up to make easy to carry and store), all in one printer, lcd screen is very simple to operate and not complicated, paper adjusting mechanism installed on paper tray that makes it so easy to print photos, $50 rebate when order from B+H,” – by B. Lee

Great printer for the price, but can streak on photos, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Overall, this is an incredible piece of technology for the price. It’s an excellent scanner, and a *generally* very high quality printer and copier. The interface is adequate, if not incredibly convenient, and the ability to read directly from a variety of cards is very useful.” – by Jonathan Birge

Nice basic printer for a reasonable price. | Rating: ★★★★☆
“For the money, this is a dandy home printer for the non demanding. It gets the job done. I’ve tried printing 8×10 pictures, and I saw about what I expected. If I want higher quality pictures printed, I need to spend more money, end of story there. But for basics, it’s just fine. Use the larger cartridges though. It is a tad thirsty, but not unreasonably so.” – by James Ellis

Awesome., | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love this printer. I purchased this printer from Amazon back in February 2009 when it was an absolute STEAL for $69.99 – a shockingly amazing price for how awesome this printer is. I’ve used this printer for all of my wedding invitations (100 invitations and reply postcards on cardstock) and received SO many compliments – everyone thought they were professionally done. Nope! Just done on my little $70 printer. I was worried it would overheat or something with all of the invitations and cardstock, but it held up so nicely.” – by T. Lee

awesome for personal use, | Rating: ★★★★★
“i love this printer, it works great. its not SUPER loud but it does make noise but that’s fixable since it has a “quiet mode”. picture quality is good, it actually surprised me. i also like that it has preset templates, for example you can print a checklist or “notebook” page just by selecting the option, i also like that it has a button to print color copies and one to print black and white copies this works great since you don’t have to turn on the computer to choose a setting.” – by a-n-b

THe FIRST printer I have not fought with!, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love this printer! I was worried that it was going to be disappointing,because it was so inexpensive. I Got it and it was SO simple to set up/install. This is the FIRST printer that did not argue with me. It is WONDERFUL for the cost! It is so simple to use even a caveman can install,print/copy and scan with it! “ – by C. Aandahl

Features & Specifications

Canon MP480 Features

Manufacturer Product Description It’s the perfect blend of performance and convenience. This versatile All-In-One lets you print beautiful, long-lasting 4 x 6 inch borderless prints in about 45 seconds. A new 4-color ink system ensures vivid colors and bold, black text. Your copies will be truer to the originals, and scans of photos or forms will yield results of up to 2400 x 4800 color dpi resolution.

Want to print photos without a computer? Easy. Just insert a memory card into a built-in card slot, preview and enhance images on the 1.8 inch TFT display, then print! You can also print directly from a compatible digital camera or camera phone even a Bluetooth device via the optional BU-30 Bluetooth interface. You can keep the paper output tray closed when not printing; it opens automatically when printing begins. The Quick Start feature lets you power up in less than 3 seconds, and Auto Photo Fix corrects red-eye and enhances your images.

ChromaLife 100+
The combination of new inks and media deliver exceptional beauty and longevity.

High Performance Ink Cartridges
The two genuine Canon ink cartridges (one B&W, one multi-color) contain specially formulated inks for the highest possible quality. They’re easy to use and to replace as needed.

Preview Then Print
Before printing, preview and fine tune your images using the color LCD display.

Smart Scanning
The new Auto Scan feature detects the type of original you’re scanning — a photo, business card, personal notebook or form — then automatically scans and saves the image with the appropriate settings.

Quick Start
Powering up your printer is now faster than ever. After pressing the power button, you can begin inputting commands in approximately 2 seconds. Full operation is even enabled in a shorter time now too.

Print from Memory Cards / Cameras
Want to print photos directly from a compatible memory card without using your computer? Just insert the card into a built-in slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! You can also print photos directly from your digital camera/DV camcorder.

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