Canon PIXMA MP230 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer, 7.0 ipm Black /4.8 ipm Color ESAT Print Speed, 100 Tray Capacity, USB 2.0 - Print, Copy, Scan

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About Canon MP230

The Canon PIXMA MP230 Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer delivers great quality for documents and photos. Print gorgeous photos at home with a maximum print color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi with the convenience and quality of Canon FINE ink cartridges. My Image Garden software puts all of your favorite printing features, such as Fun Filter Effects like Fish Eye and Blur Background, Full HD Movie Print and more all into one convenient software application.

Plus, My Image Garden adds great photo organization convenience with calendar view and facial recognition. With your memories in one place it is easy to print beautiful, borderless photos to share and enjoy. It's also your creative coach as the software offers creative templates in various color combinations and patterns for your fun photo projects. And be sure to look for the Canon "Print Your Days" App on Facebook! You can create fun collages to print and share with your friends and family.

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The Canon MP230 is commonly used for Dorm room, Graphics & charts, Professional documents, Workgroups and more.The Canon MP230 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Frequent user, Infrequent user among others.The Canon MP230 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon MP230: Compact, Easy setup, Easy to set up, Easy to use, Fast operation, Fast print speed, Great print quality, High quality output, Quiet and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to set up (51),Easy to use (51),Great print quality (36),Fast operation (35),Reliable (34),Compact (29),Quiet (24),Easy setup (5),Fast print speed (5),High quality output (4),Small footprint (3)
Noisy (16),Slow operation (7),Flimsy (4),Unreliable (4)
Best Uses:
Dorm room (21),Graphics & charts (14),Professional documents (14),Workgroups (10)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (31),Infrequent user (27)

Canon MP230 Features

  • Terrific Resolution: This level of quality is achieved by 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi1 thanks to Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) with a patented print head firing ink droplets as small as 2pl
  • High Performance Ink Cartridges: These two genuine Canon ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks for great document and photo quality. One is a Black cartridge for crisp text and one is a multi-color cartridge for beautiful photos. Both are easy to use and replace
  • Print Beautiful, Borderless Photos, Fast: Print a borderless, 4" x 6" photo in approximately 40 seconds
  • Print Documents and Web Pages, Fast: Print documents and web pages with fast speeds of 7.0 images per minute (ipm) for black and 4.8 images per minute (ipm) for color
  • ChromaLife100: This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon inks and select genuine Canon photo papers for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album

Canon MP230 Specifications

Print Speed (up to)
4x6" Borderless Photo: Approx. 40 seconds
Black: ESAT (Black) Approx. 7.0 ipm
Color: ESAT (Color) Approx. 4.8 ipm
Number of Nozzles
Color: 1152 / Black: 320 / Total: 1472
Picoliter Size (color)
2 and 5
Print Resolution (Up to)
Color: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Paper Sizes
4x6", 5x7", 8x10", Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Paper Compatibility
Plain: Plain Paper, Canon High Resolution Paper
Super High Gloss: Photo Paper Pro Platinum
Glossy: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Glossy
Semi-Gloss: Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, Photo Paper Pro Luster
Matte: Matte Photo Paper
Envelope: U.S.# 10 Envelope
Output Tray Capacity
Auto Sheet Feeder: 100 Sheets
Copy Speed (up to)
FCOT(Color) Approx. 30 seconds
Scanner Type
Scanning Element
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Max. Resolutions
Optical:600 x 1200 dpi
Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Color Depth
48-bit internal/24-bit external
Max. Document Size
8.5x11.7" / 21.59x29.71cm
OS Compatibility
Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP1, Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Intel processor and Mac OS X v10.5.8, 10.6, 10.79
Standard Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Software Included
Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM
PIXMA MP230 Printer Driver
Easy-WebPrint EX9
My Image Garden
Quick Menu
Dimension (WxDxH)
17.5x13.0x6.0" / 44.45x33.02x15.24cm
11.6lbs / 5.26kg

Canon MP230 Reviews

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(based on 69 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Very Happy

This has been a great printer/scanner for me for over two years now. Highly recommend.


Most Liked Negative Review


not very user friendly, ...

not very user friendly, has one misfeed and it can't be fixed by trouble shooting

Reviewed by 69 customers


Good printer


from Undisclosed

Good and affordable printer with nice scanner and easy to print.with just two ink cartridge only black and colored...


wore out before it ran out of ink


from Undisclosed

the paper wouldn't feed correctly and couldn't be fixed....only used it a few times before it stopped working...I hadn't even run out of ink yet!! Very poor product...and I can't find warranty info anywhere.


Very Good


from Undisclosed

Its a very good printer and copy machine. I print a lot of pictures and the are all high quality.


Inexpensive/Functional. Thx slickdeals!


from Westminster, CA  -  Infrequent User

Easy to set up, (USB plug and play with a cd that has an autoinstaller) has all the basic functions and looks to be made pretty solid. Got it for less than 20$ so can't beat that!


Great product, great price


from Anaheim, ca  -  Infrequent User

The thing works very well, no problems!


Terrible product


from Dallas, TX

After 3 very simple print jobs, this printer was down for the count. Inability to print anything. Alternating green-amber lights. I've troubleshooted and researched the corresponding technical error code: defect with printer - see retailer. Some printer. Not worth the risk is my advice.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


win server 2003 won't recognize mp230


from L.A. CA.

I like canon printerS due to the fact that never have had an issue intalling, printing, sharing printer and what not; however, my brand new canon mp230 won't install in my win server 2003 and I can not find drivers to fullfill our goal of shring this printer among my other terminals, now i like to know if drivers for win server are available at all... please let me know if so.... thank you


Really good for basic use at home


from Troy, MI  -  Frequent User

I was looking for a basic all-in-one printer/scanner/copier for quick use at home. This product met all my expectations. It's doing really great. I would recommend this product for anybody who is looking for a basic all-in-one printer.


Be Warned: these Printers are Blemished


from NC  -  Infrequent User

The printer is noisy and fairly slow, but OK at the price. Print quality is good. The low price is because they are blemished. Mine has a 2" diameter irregular spot on the front panel where a blemish was rubbed or sanded to minimize it. No biggie at this price, but Adorama should have said it was blemished and they didn't.




from Southfield, MI  -  Infrequent User



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Debra M  I just purchased a Chrome Book. Will this printer be compatible?
Andrew R  Unfortunately Canon does not specify compatibility with Google's Chrome OS (though I believe some versions of LINUX may be supported).
mohammad n  does it has fax facility?
JO L  Not built into the printer itself but if you have internet fax it can scan anything to be used as an internet fax. This is a VERY basic printer with no frills.
Shopper  Is it compatible with a Mac oS X 10.5.8?
mark s  I would hope so, you can visit canon for more answers. I hope this helped
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