The Canon Pixma MP990 is the ultimate Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer. You'll experience peak performance once it's taken out of the box and hooked-up. This unmatched quality begins with a built-in Wi-Fi capability that lets you print wirelessly from anywhere around the house. You can also connect to a wired network if you choose via built-in Ethernet. Built-in Auto Duplex Printing helps you keep it green by automatically printing on both sides of the paper, which can help reduce your paper cost by 50%.
The PIXMA MP990 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One touts a maximum resolution of 9600 x 2400 and boasts a six individual ink tank system that includes a photo black and gray ink for professional color and black & white photos. Its superior 4800 dpi high-resolution CCD scanner includes a Film Adapter Unit to easily scan 35mm film and slides. Plus, the White LED eliminates warm-up time for document and photo scanning.
The PIXMA MP990's ease of use continues with a large 3.8" Color LCD, the Easy Scroll Wheel, Auto Photo Fix II, Auto Scan Mode, Quick Start and computer-free printing through compatible USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards, IrDA , PictBridge and optional Bluetooth devices. All of this with a gorgeous borderless 4" x 6" photo that prints in approx. 16 seconds!
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Doesn't like multiple computers
Have to unplug to reset
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Have to unplug to reset
Won't print from PSE.
Great combination of features, including a very good 35mm film scanner. Bad news is that a whole set of inks cost about $60, and it doesn't take that long to use the inks up.
I've had to reset a couple of times and not sure why. Print quality was much better than expected. Just wish it worked with my iPad also.
Now I can print from the various laptops without unhooking the desktop from the printer.
Pretty basic unit that does what we need it to.....so far. I'm curious to see how economical it is on ink.
i love the wireless feature!
I've been using the MP-990 since mid-summer. PROS I've used it for ordinary printing, printing decent quality prints on Canon Pro-Platinum paper, copying, and scanning negatives at 4800 dpi and high bit-depth. Given that this is a single piece of relatively inexpensive consumer gear, and not two or three pieces of more expensive, higher quality gear, it provides impressive results across the board. The software package allows quick 'n easy ways of getting decent results, as well as more advanced methods to get better results. CONS The most significant downside has been how quickly ink disappears. Are there little sprites in the case siphoning it out? Or has Canon devised a neat way of making ink disappear during the frequent, long sessions of self-cleaning? Ink cartridges cost an average of around $10-$11 and it's surprising how many you go through. BOTTOM LINE If you can stand replacing ink cartridges frequently, and the slow, noisy prep sessions, this is a modestly priced unit that delivers surprisingly good results at printing, copying, scanning documents, and doing high-resolution scans of negs and slides.
Besides printing documents, being an advanced amateur photographer I have good use of this printer for printing photos. I am extremely pleased with the quality of prints I get from it.
The printer goes through all kinds of gyrations before it prints, presumably to clean the print heads. Once it actually starts printing, it's very fast. The quality is excellent, both for black and white documents and color photographs. I find the menu-driven operation cumbersome. Since this is a printer, one would think most people would be printing, either photos or documents, and functions like Copy or Scan need not be quite as accessible. The print screen, however, is part of Settings, which is buried in the middle of the menu. Once Settings is selected, it is easy to alternate between the cassette and the rear tray for your paper feed. The printer doesn't scan to the computer wirelessly. It only scans to your computer if the two are physically connected by USB cable. I scan to a thumb drive but connecting that is a pain since my printer is on a low pull-out shelf and the USB port is hard to see. Of course, this could easily be resolved if the printer was on the desktop. Setup on a Mac was easy. There is a Solution Menu for printing photos, which is good because that page setup wasn't quite as easy. While the unit has a compact design, it still has a fairly large footprint. I had measured in advance and it does fit in my printer compartment, but barely. Because you open the top to copy, scan or change ink, I made room by removing the upper shelf where the fax used to be. Lastly, it seems to be a bit of an ink guzzler. I haven't done that much printing in the short time I've had it, and only a few photos, but already I've replaced the large black ink tank and the other ink tanks won't be far behind. I'm wondering how much ink is lost through the automatic print head cleaning. Overall I like the printer, especially the wireless function. I am impressed with the print quality. It's also nice to finally have a functional scanner and copier.