Canon Pixma MP960

Canon Pixma MP960 is a Photo All-In-One Inkjet Printer features Print Speed (up to) 4″ x 6″ borderless photo: approx. 35 sec. Black: Up to 30 ppm, Color: Up to 22 ppm; Print Resolution (Up to) Black: 600 x 600 dpi, Color: 9600 x 2400 dp; Copy Speed (up to) Black: 30 cpm, Color: 22 cpm; Max. Scanner Resolutions Optical:4,800 x 4,800 dpi, Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi; Max. Document Size 8.5″ x 11.7″; USB 2.0 Hi-Speed4 (cable not included), Direct Print Port, IrDA®5 v.1.2 (JPEG only), Bluetooth2 v.1.2 (optional). The Canon Pixma MP960 measures 18.6″W x 16.9″ D x 8.9″ H and weighs 26.5 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Canon Pixma MP960 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Canon Pixma MP960 and writes;
“Every photo I printed from our test suite displayed true photo quality. The only flaw I saw worth mentioning was a slight tint in one monochrome test photo, although even that was minimal enough so that most people would find it acceptable. “
Rating: ★★★★½

MACworld reviews the Canon Pixma MP960 and writes;
” This unit received ratings of Very Good for all print tests, including photo, text, graphics, and copying. Scans rated a Good in terms of quality, but they weren’t stunning. This MFP did a very respectable job of scanning with its built-in transparency adapter, however, capturing lots of detail and accurate color.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon Pixma MP960 and writes;
“Photo prints on glossy paper looked spectacular. Our judges praised the sharp detail, smooth gradations, vivid colors, and natural skin tones. Our judges noticed a few faults in the MP960′s prints on plain paper, however. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Canon Pixma MP960 and writes;
” The print’s photo elements were also impressive, showing excellent color handling and great detail. The 4×6 photos exhibited sharp details and colors that popped, though we would’ve liked a bit more warmth in skin tones.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Canon Pixma MP960 User Reviews

Canon PIXMA MP960 All-In-One Photo Printer
“I haven’t got a chance to do a lot of the thngs that this printer will do yet! It was very easy to set-up. It is a very big printer, so make sure you measure your space before ordering. It is very quiet printing. The individual ink tanks use less ink! I would definitely recommend this printer.” – by Jeffrey Schleininger
Rating: ★★★★★

Worth the investment
“I chose to go for this product after extensive reviews. The objective was to get a good all-in-one printer. I compared HP, Epson and Canon printers and decided to go for Canon after reading the reviews. As noted in all other reviews, I’m very happy with the quality of photographs, normal prints. The speed is also very good. Scanning quality can be improved though. Again, direct printing, which I don’t do often can be improved too. Overall, I recommend this printer to any serious hobbyist who wants quality photo printing and can afford a little extra bucks. “ – by Jaimon Jose
Rating: ★★★★★

Best printer ever owned
“Canon didn’t skimp one iota on quality and performance when they designed this printer. Absolutely the best printer I’ve ever owned, and over the years I’ve owned many, including color lasers. This one heads the list, and I recommend it without reservation.” – by G. DeRoos
Rating: ★★★★★

All-in-one is all you need
“The scanner works wonderfully, I scanned all our household pictures to save on a disk. That way when we’re having to leave the house because of hurricane warnings, all I have to worry about now is to make sure that booklet of disks are safe with me for travelling instead of trying to take all the pictures off the walls to pack! They scan nice & crisp then when I print them on good photo paper with the high resolution, they look like a professional did them. “ – by A. LaPerriere
Rating: ★★★★★

Preview Before Printing in a Printer?
“YES! You can scan your document and use the scroll wheel to zoom in on parts of the page. WoW! I am impressed by how quickly it whips out text as well as photographic images. I am getting married and photocopied a photo of a cake from a magazine. The printer actually printed a picture with more contrast and brighter colors than the original. I actually prefer the Canon color copy to the original from Martha Stewart…” – by M. Gillespie
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nice Printer
“I got this printer for a pretty good price and was happy with that … getting it out of the box and setting it up took a bit but it had easy enough directions to follow and on my first print on photo paper I was ‘blown away’ by the quality. My first print was an 8×10 and it came out as good or better then something I would have gotten from Kodak or the like. I have printed off a bunch of 8×10′s for folks and they are amazed that I am doing this. I am still learning this machine but so far I am totally pleased.” – by Albert G. Maurine
Rating: ★★★★★

MP960 – $$ Well Spent
“Owned a Canon BJ600 years ago – hated the piece of junk. Only owned HP since then. Bought new computer with Vista (shame on you Microsoft – Vista really sucks). HP printer and scanner not supported by Vista. HP’s solution…buy new HP products (not gonna happen). After reading Consumer Reports and other reviews discovered that HP all in ones don’t cut the mustard. Figured I’d try Canon one more time. The MP960 is great. Installation was smooth. Scanning “Ok”. Purchased mainly for quality text and image printing…EXCELLENT!(for quality text remember to select “Greyscale” printing option). When end of product life occurs will attach chain and convert to boat anchor. “ – by James E. Bunner, Jr.
Rating: ★★★★★

Great all in one Printer
“I have beem printing all my wedding pictures off of this printer, the quality is incredable!!!! I have been scanning in old slides for my grand parents to, being able to scann 8 slides at once is key! Very fast and great quality is how i sum up this all in one! Dont hesitate, its worth it. “ – by Annlouise Vento
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s as good as everyone says
“I had an HP 7550 photo printer and an HP scanner. The scanner died some time ago and the printer was starting to go so I decided to get a new all in one photo printer. I was thinking about the HP L7780 since cnet gave it high marks but user reviews of that printer versus the Canon Pixma MP 960 convinced me to go with the Canon. So far I have not been disappointed. It prints text and photos incredibly fast and the photo quality is very good.” – by (reviews-name)
Rating: ★★★★☆


Canon Pixma MP960 Brochure & User Guide

- Canon Pixma MP960 User Guide for Windows
- Canon Pixma MP960 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon Pixma MP960 Features

The Canon Pixma MP960 Photo all-in-one is a premium photo printer for producing long lasting, quality photo prints.

High quality, detailed prints
The MP960 can print sharp, detailed prints up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi. Users also have the flexibility of printing on thicker fine art photo rag paper. The FINE technology print head makes quick work of photos and text with a next-generation 3,584-nozzle print head that ejects precise droplets as small as one picoliter. The advanced seven-color ink system incorporates six dye-based inks, including photo cyan and photo magenta colors perfect for life-like photos, as well as a pigment-based black ink that produces laser-quality text for business documents. You can produce borderless 4 x 6-inch photo lab quality prints in approximately 35 seconds.

Acts as a copy machine and scanner
The MP960 can copy up to 30ppm in black and 22ppm in color and has a built-in duplexer, producing double-sided documents and photos. As a photo or document scanner, the high resolution maximum 4800 dpi color CCD scanning element with vibrant 48-bit color depth is designed for scanning up to eight slides, twelve negatives, and film using the built in adapter.

Sophisticated interface
The bright flip-out 3.5-inch TFT screen allows users to preview images before printing and photo editing. It also has a new Easy-Scroll Wheel interface that includes editing, copying, printing, and scanning options.

Advanced copy technology
The MP960 employs advanced copy technology to give you precise reproductions of original images and documents. Canon’s Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology improves color accuracy by independently controlling brightness, hue, and other elements to make sure there are minimal differences between the original and the copy.

Wired or wireless
When used with a supported Canon digital SLR, the MP960 supports the user-friendly Canon-to-Canon Direct Advantage. Connected via the PictBridge port, the Canon-to-Canon connection allows users to brighten faces, print shooting information on a print, or even print a contact sheet with up to 35 images all directly from the camera controls without a PC. The Canon-to-Canon workflow allows you to take advantage of added convenience and the power to produce outstanding image quality directly from the camera to the printer without the need for a PC.

What’s in the Box
Pixma MP960 Photo All-In-One, power cord, print head, ink tanks, PGI-5 black, CLI-8 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta), film adapter unit, easy setup instructions, document kit, setup software and user’s guide CD-ROM, quick start guide, and registration card.

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