Canon Pixma MP990, Wireless All-In-One Photo Inkjet Printer with USB Interface, 9600 x 2400 dpi Resolution, for Mac & Windows

Canon

About Canon

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!

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (11),Great print quality (11),Easy to setup (6),Easy to set up (6),Fast operation (6),Reliable (6),Compact (3)
Best Uses:
Home (5),Home office (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (12),Infrequent user (3)

Canon Features

  • Superior Resolution: Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi firing with 1pl. Benefit? Incredible quality and detail in both your photos and business documents.
  • Premium, Six Individual Ink System with Gray Ink: This 6-color ink system consists of five dye-based inks, including a gray ink for unmatched Black & White photos. The pigment-based black ink also produces crisp, laser-quality text for documents
  • Built-In Auto Duplex Printing: Keep it green and print on both sides of the page without the hassle of turning it over manually. This can cut your paper usage by 50% so you save time, money and paper - plus you're helping the environment!
  • Fast 4" x 6" Printing: Print a borderless 4" x 6" in approx. 16 seconds!
  • Film Adapter Unit: This included unit makes it easy to scan 35mm film and slides so you can reprint your most cherished memories.
  • 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.
  • 3.8" LCD Screen: Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just pick your picture 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
  • Easy Scroll Wheel: Easily and quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.
  • Auto Scan Mode: Automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings.
  • Built-in Wireless: Be free of the wires that bind you< Print and scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer while you're in another room.
  • Beautiful & Borderless: Print borderless, photo lab quality up to 8.5" x 11".
  • Built-in Ethernet: This wired LAN interface lets you connect to a home or office network, with connected computers sharing the power of this versatile machine, each being able to display the printer's status at any moment.
  • 2-Way Paper Feeding: This feature lets you load paper from the front cassette or rear tray so whether your printing on plain or photo paper, you're ready to print!
  • USB Flash Memory/Memory Cards / PictBridge & Optional Bluetooth: Don't feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert your compatible memory card6 into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD display and print
  • 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.
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.
  • Dual Color Gamut Processing 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.

Canon Specifications

Print Speed (up to)
Color Photo: 4" x 6" borderless photo: approximately 16 seconds
Black: ESAT (Black): Approx. 11.9 ipm
Color: ESAT (Color): Approx. 9.1 ipm
Number of Nozzles
Black: 512
Color: 5,632
Total: 6,144
Picoliter Size (color)
Picoliter Size:1, 2 and 5
Print Resolution (up to)
Black: 600 x 600 dpi
Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi
Paper Sizes
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Automatic Sheet Feeder
150 Sheets (Cassette:150 Sheets)
Printer Features
Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing, Calendar Print, Document Printing, Grayscale Printing, ID Photo Print, Photo Index Sheet, Photo Direct Print (Memory Card/Camera/USB Flash Memory), Photo Printing, Template Print
Copy Speed (up to)
FCOT: Color: Approx. 21 seconds
Reductions Enlargement
25%-400%
Copy Features
4 in 1 / 2 in 1, Auto Duplex Copy, Auto Exposure / Intensity Copy, Face Brightener / Fading Correction, Film Copy, Fit-to-Page, Gutter Shadow Correction Copy, Image Repeat, Intensity, Manual Color Adjustment, Masking Copy, Multiple Copy: 1-99 Pages, Photo Reprint, Preset Copy Ratios, Trimming Copy, Zoom
Scanner Type
Flatbed
Scanner Element
Charged-Coupled Device (CCD)
Max. Resolutions
Optical: 4800 x 9600 dpi
Interpolated: 19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Scanner Features
Auto Scan Mode, Film Scan, Gutter Shadow Correction, Network Scan, Push Scan, Scan to Memory, White LED
Color Depth
48-bit internal/24-bit external
Max. Document Size
8.5" x 11.7"
Support Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC MultiMedia Card,, MultiMediaCard Plus, miniSD Card, miniSDHC, microSD Card, microSDHC, RS-MMC, USB flash drive, Compact Flash Card, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card (Type M), xD-Picture Card (Type H)
Other Features
Wi-Fi LED, 2-Way Paper Feeding, 3.8" LCD, Auto Sheet Feeder, Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, Film Adapter Unit, Easy-Scroll Wheel, Ethernet, Self-Opening Paper Output Tray, Quick Start
OS Compatibility
Windows Vista, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS X v10.3.9 to v10.5.x
Standard Interface
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g, also compatible with IEEE 802.11n), Bluetooth v2.08 (Optional), Card Slots (See Photo Card Media Support), Ethernet, IrDA, PictBridge (Cable not included), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Software Included
Included in box: Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM, PIXMA Wireless MP990 Printer Driver, Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-PhotoPrint Pro, Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows only), MP Navigator EX, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, Solution Menu
Dimension (W x D x H)
18.5" x 15.2" x 7.9"
Weight
23.6 lbs
Warranty
Canon 1 year limited warranty

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

WAY UNDERPRICED

FAST PHOTO PRINTING WITH HIGH QUALITY

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't like multiple computers

Have to unplug to reset

Reviewed by 15 customers

 
3.0

Doesn't like multiple computers

By

from Peoria, Il  -  Frequent User

Have to unplug to reset

 
3.0

Good quality, uses lots of gray ink

By

from peoria il  -  Frequent User

Won't print from PSE.

 
4.0

Works well but eats expensive ink

By

from Cambridge, MA  -  Frequent User

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.

 
4.0

Works as expected

By

from Peoria, IL  -  Infrequent User

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.

 
4.0

Easy to set up

By

from Peoria, IL  -  Infrequent User

Now I can print from the various laptops without unhooking the desktop from the printer.

 
3.0

Decent basic unit for the price

By

from Sandy, UT  -  Frequent User

Pretty basic unit that does what we need it to.....so far. I'm curious to see how economical it is on ink.

 
5.0

i would buy this product

By

from akron,ohio  -  Frequent User

i love the wireless feature!

 
5.0

Fine features but it guzzles ink

By

from Washington DC  -  Frequent User

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Canon Pixma MP90, Wireless all in one

By

from Plant City, FL  -  Frequent User

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent quality; works well with a Mac

By

from Joshua Tree, CA  -  Frequent User

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.

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