Canon Pixma MP970

Canon Pixma MP970 is a Photo All-In-One Inkjet Printer features print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi black; 9600 x 2400 dpi color; text documents: up to 30 ppm in black; up to 22 ppm color; photos: borderless 4″ x 6″ prints in approx 35 seconds; optical resolution: 4800 x 9600 dpi; Copy Speed (up to) Black:30 cpm, Color: 22 cpm; Media Cards Support; USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, IrDA®v1.24, Bluetooth®v1.25 (Optional), Card Slots (see Memory Card Support), PictBridge. The Canon Pixma MP970 measures 18.5″ (W) x 15.6″ (D) x 8.4″ (H) and weighs 26.3 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Canon Pixma MP970 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“Graphics are easily good enough for any internal business use. Thin lines tend to disappear (an issue with many printers), but as long as you stay away from thin lines, the graphics are sharp enough to hand out to an important client you need to impress with your professionalism. As with other Canon printers, full-page graphics tended to make the plain paper in our tests curl, so you may need to spend a little extra on a more expensive paper.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“One of the MP970′s key capabilities is its built-in 35mm film negative scanner, and the 9600x4800dpi resolution scanning quality is designed specifically for this purpose. The multifunction device is capable of scanning negative strips and mounted slides to a computer, or printing them in full colour. Though it is quite slow at times, the resulting printing and scanning quality is very impressive.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Printercomparison reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“For office users working with standard copy paper, performance was good, with reasonable speed and very nice image quality. In spite of Canon’s use of a specialized text ink that’s supposed to provide superior text printing performance, pages of black text aren’t quite up to laser quality; still, they look nice enough for most uses nonetheless. Color printing on copy-weight paper is equally good, with vibrant, saturated ink lay that simultaneously avoids the heavy, globbed appearance seen with some inkjets when printing large swaths of color.”
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CNET reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“The scan quality is improved over that of the MP960, but still leaves plenty of room for improvement. The greyscale scans showed good pattern reproduction and sharp details, but it was a bit washed out, as if scanned through a filter. The colour scan was perfect, except that the entire white background had a pale blue cast to it.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Gadgetspeak reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“These are as good as the original when you are copying colour documents on plain paper, even tiny print reproduces as sharp as the original. Copying from Windows is slightly easier as any changes are slightly easier to make although the difference is not as great as with some AIO units as the menuing here is much better.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“So, the extra £85 you pay for the PIXMA MP970 over the PIXMA MP610 brings you a finer minimum drop size, a built-in transparency scanner, a bigger LCD screen, six-colour print and network connectivity. The machine is at the top of Canon’s range and has the best spec and the best print quality of just about any all-in-one printer on the market. If you ignore its hopeless duplex print speed, it’s an excellent piece of printing, scanning and copying technology.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCAdvisor reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“A single 4 x 6 photo print took just 32 seconds while a full A4 borderless print took only 13 seconds longer. The print quality for photos was excellent – sharp and clear, with good colour reproduction – as were the results on the Canon Pixma MP970′s scanning tests.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ITreviews reviews the Canon Pixma MP970 and writes;
“All of this is highly commendable and when you look at the printing and copying specs you can feel justifiably optimistic that you have an excellent piece of equipment here, even though the price is quite steep. Using a 7-ink system with individual cartridges, the fine-print head produces 1-picolitre ink droplets to a maximum 9,600 x 2,400dpi print resolution. The maximum scanning resolution is 4,800dpi and the use of a high-brightness white scanning LED ensures a rapid warm-up time.”
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User Opinions

Canon Pixma MP970 User Reviews

Nice features, but defective on receipt, replacement works great, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Bought one of these because it is a Canon (great past experience) and it can be modified to print on CDR and DVD disks easily. It is a very nice, if HUGE, all-in one, and the ethernet capability is awesome and easy to bring up. It’s a good, quick scanner, too. Duplex is a nice feature. Pretty quick printer. The chip in the ink reservoirs is NOT nice as it means that non-OEM cartridges are more expensive than they should be. “ – by G. Litwinski

Awesome, but a crucial bit of info… | Rating: ★★★★★
“I used it a couple of times with excellent results and then after some time came back and tried to use it again. But the second time, I used it with some other picture application besides the Easy PhotoPrint EX. The picture quality was grainy and yuck. So use the Easy PhotoPrint application that comes with it, or if you lost the driver, get it from this website again.” – by Mashell J. Smith

Great little printer/scanner (Can use ink refill kits) | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve used Hewlett Packard, Apple and Brother brand color laser printers. This is my first color ink-jet printer and my first Canon printer and I’m very satisfied. It prints excellent quality photographs and seems to scan pictures better than my Brother MFC-9440CN color laser all-in-one that has twice the resolution of the Canon printer.” – by Nicholas Christo

This one is a winner, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The duplex printing feature is great. It saves a lot of paper. And I don’t think I’ve had a paper jam yet. So far I’ve used only plain paper. But I’m going to try some photo paper soon. All in all I’m very happy with this printer so far.” – by W. Marler

Running for over a year perfectly, | Rating: ★★★★★
“We use this printer via wired network and it replaced my previous canon inkjet and a laser printer. The photo quality is excellent if you get the right photo-cards/paper and set the settings correctly. We’ve replaced the ink about 3 or 4 times since we bought it on Amazon, and have used it for photo christmas cards, all our normal printing jobs, scans of old photos, and copies for an array of paperwork we needed copies of.” – by GrammaCheri

MP 970 still going strong! | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The print quality for both documents & photos is excellent. This printer uses 7 ink cartridges. Since I print documents more often than photos,the printer mostly uses just four of the cartridges. The three other inks are used predominately for photo printing & I don’t have to replace these quite as often. A plus is that it has two paper feeds, a rear feed & a lower tray feed & a place for media cards (Compact flash,SD/MMC/MS).” – by Jane Jones

Love this printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Thus far this printer is rock solid. I have owned for over a year and it works perfect. Great color on photos, and uses a separate black for greyscale copies and print jobs. The user interface via LCD is great. I also purchased the bluetooth adapter so that I could network with the rest of the house. It’s range is great, works anywhere in the house (colonial). Print speed slows a bit via bluetooth but at least it is wireless.” – by DB1

Like This Canon, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Printing the same photographs with both the MP970 and the MultiPass on Canon High Resolution Paper and Canon Glossy Photo Paper produced inconclusive results. Color and detail on all photos were excellent. The photos printed on the MP970 generally had a more intense coloration. The auto image fix feature does make a difference and its handiwork is more noticeable in some photos than others.” – by Spudman


Canon Pixma MP970 Brochure & User Guide

- Canon Pixma MP970 User Guide for Windows
- Canon Pixma MP970 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon Pixma MP970 Features

The Canon PIXMA MP970 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer lets you preview, scan, copy, and print photographs and documents with one easy machine. This all-in-one printer features a compact, streamlined design that can preview images in high resolution on its 3.5-inch TFT display, scan beautiful images with color resolutions up to 9600 by 2400 dpi, or print photos directly from memory cards, cameras, DV camcorders, or camera phones in seconds. The printer’s Easy Scroll Wheel makes operation a breeze. The Auto-Image Fix feature ensures that every photo is clear and vivid–even when scanning difficult items such as thick notebooks or faded images–to result in stunning color resolutions up to 4800 by 9600 dpi. This PIXMA will even allows print or copy two-sided to save paper and space.

Just press the Power button and get to work, thanks to the printer’s helpful Quick Start design. Copies come out crisper than ever with the system’s Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology. Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.4.x8 operating systems, this printer comes backed by a 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

What’s in the Box
Pixma MP970 photo all-in-one printer, cross sell sheet, easy setup instructions, quick start guide, setup software and user’s guide CD-ROM, user’s guide, PGI-5 black ink tank, CLI-8 (cyan/magenta/yellow) ink tank, power cord, print head, and sample media (8.5-by-11.5-inch sheets).

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