Canon PIXMA MP560

Canon PIXMA MP560 features 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi, WiFi Connectivity, ChromaLife100+, Auto Photo Fix II, Dual Color Gamut Technology and a 2.0” LCD Screen. The Canon PIXMA MP560 measures 17.9″ W x 14.5″ D x 6.3″ H and weighs 17.8 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon PIXMA MP560 Reviews

Reghardware reviews the Canon PIXMA MP560 and writes;
“Copy quality, using the machine’s 2,400 by 4,800ppi CIS scanner, shows surprising fidelity, for what is essentially a budget scan head, and there was only slight lightening of the colours in our test copy, compared with the original. It’s also a relatively fast scan, producing a single-page photocopy in 35 seconds.”
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Tracyandmatt reviews the Canon PIXMA MP560 and writes;
“The Canon PIXMA MP560 is a very capable all-on-one printer. It delivers great quality mono text documents on plain paper as well as excellent full colour photos on glossy paper. Print speed may not be great but acceptable for home use.”
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Etechreviews reviews the Canon PIXMA MP560 and writes;
“We printed some pages through Canon Pixma MP560 and other printers of the same price range. The Pixma MP560 delivered mediocre print quality overall. The presentation printing speed was 2.93 pages per minute (PPM); the photo printing speed was 1.45PPM; the colors graphics printing speed was 2.2PPM; and text printing speed was 6.74PPM. The printing speed was better than HP OfficeJet J6480 and Kodak ESP5 printers.”
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PCmag reviews the Canon PIXMA MP560 and writes;
“The photo quality overall is at least as good as you’d expect from drugstore prints, and arguably better. The photos were also reasonably water and scratch resistant in my tests, and they promise to be long lived, with a claimed lifetime of 300 years in dark storage, as in an album, and 30 years framed behind glass.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon PIXMA MP560 and writes;
“The print quality is up with what we’d expect from Canon and is good on both plain and photo papers. Black text is quite heavy on the page, but still manages a clean impression, so remains easy to read. Colours are also well reproduced and although there’s some obvious dither patterning in lighter shades, such as yellows, overall the result is clean and bright. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Canon PIXMA MP560 User Reviews

Great Multifunctional Printer! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The only negative I have is that it’s a slightly slower to warm up and print than my old printer but it’s worked flawlessly and the quality is so good, I can’t really complain! The scanner is definitely much quicker and simpler than my old printer! The scan quality is better too! Fantastic printer!! I’m so happy with this purchase!” – by Victoria G. Fritz

worth its weight in gold when you need reliablitliy, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I am very happy with this purchase. This is a great printer for the price. Under a hundred bucks and you have a printer/scanner/copier all in one. The wifi feature is really nice and works flawlessly. It took me a few minutes to set up but I have not had to fiddle with it since. Another great feature is the paper tray automatically opens when the printer receives a print job. “ – by College Professor

Great all in one printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“So far so good. Was reallly easy to set up and learn to use. Makes good copies. Haven’t scanned anything yet so don’t know about that. A little noisy ( I don’t care ). And takes awhile to “think” before it prints but all in all I am happy with it. Looks good too. Much sleeker than my old clunker.” – by reddog mom

Very Good Printer – MAC OS Compatible, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The MP560 has already proven to be a very good printer. Fine quality output, print and photos. The built in scanning bed saves space (was able to also gift an older stand-alone scanner). The copy feature of not having to have the iMac turned on… is great…” – by J. W. Zimmerman

Nice printer for the price, | Rating: ★★★★★
“It was really easy to set up and prints beautifully. I make all my own greeting cards and it does a really nice job. I only use Canon ink cartridges because I found out by using generic ones it didn’t produce the results I wanted. The ink lasts longer too. This is a great little printer for home use and I recommend it. “ – by C. Reep

Completely satisfied, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I am a home user and have to say that I am satisfied with this device’s print quality for both black and white and color, as well as the quality of the scanning. This device replaced a fairly inexpensive HP printer and scanner (sorry, can’t remember the model numbers)..” – by Patrick S. Dorazio

Pleasantly Surprised, | Rating: ★★★★★
“My HP 3 in 1 started randomly printing or not so I was shopping for an inexpensive replacement. I found this Canon for $85. It was wireless and could scan. Those were my “additional” requirements over just printing. The setup was simple. It took me 10 minutes from out of the box to printing wirelessly (sp?).” – by Darla

Great on ink and a paper saver! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The real benefit of this printer is the Duplex Printing. You can print on each side of the page without the hassle of doing it yourself by flipping the page around. Another nice feature is the 2-on-1 printing which allows you to print what would normally fit on two sheets of paper on one side of the page, saving even more paper. The printer also has templates so if you need graph paper, notebook paper, or even sheet music you can print them directly from the printer.” – by S. Welsh


Canon PIXMA MP560 Brochure & User Guide

Canon PIXMA MP560 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Canon PIXMA MP560 Features

At last – a compact, high-performance inkjet photo all-in-one with built-in Wireless and Auto Duplex Printing has arrived!! The PIXMA MP560 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer lets you easily print from anywhere around the house enjoying incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi with a minimum color droplet size of 1pl and a 5 individual ink tank system. So, you can print beautiful borderless photos up to 8.5” x 11” or crisp, clean documents and enjoy incredible quality.

The PIXMA MP560 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One perfectly blends performance and convenience. Its built-in two-sided printing can save you paper and help the environment so you can be efficient and eco-friendly all at the same time. The new Auto Photo Fix II feature automatically adjusts and helps to correct your photos and you can preview images before you print on its built-in 2.0” LCD. Plus, quickly access and select the function of your choice with the Easy Scroll Wheel. Making copies? No problem. Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology enables your copies to maintain the integrity of the original. For the scanner in you, Auto Scan Mode2 automatically recognizes the type of original you are scanning and saves it with the appropriate settings.

For added versatility, enjoy computer-free photo printing options via compatible memory cards3, USB Flash Memory Drives4, PictBridge and optional Bluetooth devices5.

Speed & Quality
Extraordinary Resolution: Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi firing with a minimum color droplet size of 1pl. The benefit? Incredible quality and detail in both your photos and documents.

High Performance Individual Ink System: These two genuine Canon ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks for great document and photo quality. One is a Black cartridge for laser-quality text and one is a multi-color cartridge for pictures. Both are easy to use and replace.

ChromaLife100+:This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon photo papers and inks for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.

Ease of Use
Keep It Green: Built-in 2-sided printing can cut your paper usage by 50%, helping the environment.

2.0” LCD Screen:Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just pick your pic and print!

Auto Photo Fix II: This built-in technology automatically categorizes your images into one of five types – Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery – then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction. So, unexposed areas of the photo will be optimized, area by area and faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with correct color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.

Easy Scroll Wheel: Easily and quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.

Auto Scan Mode2: Automatically recognizes the type of original you are scanning and saves it 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 mere seconds. So, full operation is possible in a much shorter time.

2 Way Paper Feeding: To add to your options this feature lets you load paper from the front cassette or rear tray so whether your office or photo lab is open, you’re ready to print!

Dual Color Gamut Technology:Copy with confidence as this built-in technology automatically optimizes your copy quality based on the type of original you’re copying to help your copies stay true to it.

Wireless: Be free of the wires that bind you… Print and scan wirelessly7 from any Wi-Fi enabled computer while you’re in another room and create a wireless network with multiple computers working from one PIXMA MP560 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer.

USB Flash Memory/Memory Cards / PictBridge & Optional Bluetooth: Don’t feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert your compatible memory card3 into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your USB Flash Memory Drive4, digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone5,8. Plus, you can print from a Bluetooth-enabled device using the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth unit5.

What’s in the Box?
# PIXMA MP560 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One
# Document Kit: Cross Sell Sheet, Getting Started, Important Information Sheet, Network Troubleshooting Guide, Safety Environment Information, Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM, Warrenty Card
# Ink Tanks: PGI-220 Pigment Black, CLI-221 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black)
# Power Cord
# Print Head
# Sample Media (4” x 6”/5 sheets)

1. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.

2. For network users, Auto Scan Mode is only available when scanning at a computer using MP Navigator EX software and selecting the 1-click feature then “save to PC”.

3. Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™, MultiMediaCard® (v4.1), MultiMediaCard® Plus (v4.1), CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD™ Card, miniSDHCTM, microSD™ Card, microSDHC™, RS-MMC™ (v4.1), Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).
4. USB flash memory with security enabled may not be used. Requires an extension cable if cannot be attached.

5. Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth v2.0 technology and optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.

6. Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See for additional details.

7. Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.

One Response to “Canon PIXMA MP560”

  1. majorjer says:

    All in one equals ALL or NONE..neither the printer or the scanner will work independently. major flaw. by design i’m sure. Code B200 stopped the entire unit dead in the water. So folks, buy your units seperately, lighter weight, smaller footprint and a lot more cost effective and reliable.

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