Remember the creative design of Canon Pixma MX330, and append the excellent functionality of Canon Pixma MX7600, complete it with built-in Wi-Fi, and that shows you the new model Canon Pixma MX860. It is the only printer which offers wireless amongstĀ  all models available, retaining all its features like print, scan, fax and copy. Canon MX860 All-in-One Printer is worthy to the purchasers who need multifunctional printer at a very affordable cost in-spite of small stumbles in the output quality.

Size And Setup:

Canon MX860 Photo Printer is identical in shape to the model Pixma MX330, with dimensions measuring 18.1 inches wide, 16.2 inches deep, 7.8 inches height with grooved grips under the device that makes easy to relocate it. The setup is standard for a Canon printer, remove the packing materials, snap in the printer head and ink cartridges, load the paper into trays, connect the cables and run the initial installation routine.

Canon Pixma MX860 All-in-One Photo Printer


Because of the curved edges and incorporated control panel it apparently makes the printer look very sleek, captivating appeal makes it suitable to office as well as home usage. Inside the orderly organised control panel the large 2.5 inches LCD screen is fixed. The left part puts up the power button along with short cuts for copy, fax and scanning and the right part bears the normal make out of menu, settings, navigation buttons and numerical keys. Canon Pixma MX860 Wireless Photo Printer also developed few extra buttons to make it modernised by including consecrated Memory card button for copying and printing images directly from the reader at the bottom and some small keys which automatically dial your preset fax numbers.

Ink Cartridges:

The scanner bay is hidden in the middle of the printer which can also be propped open to reveal the Canon MX860′s five-ink cartridge bay that consists of four dye-based ink cartridges( yellow, cyan, magenta and black) and one pigment based ink cartridge for black text. We are often of great interest to have separate ink cartridge bays as it saves money, MX860 also has the same system.

About The Card Reader:

It is a matter to be very happy as MX860 colour inkjet photo printer included a committed, covered media card reader, specially since we battered the MX330 for its deletion. Using MX860, when you plug in a card there are two ways to print out the contents; you can either pick many pictures to create a batch print using the navigation pad, or you can view,edit and print individual pictures directly on the LCD.

Features of Canon MX860:

Different Connections Available:
Canon MX860 by default prints, scans and copies over a USB 2.0 connection, but you can also connect it to the wired network through the Ethernet port which is present on the back or to a wireless network using Wi-Fi. To create an ad-hoc connection over a router, first the software needs to establish a USB connection. The set up assistant on the driver allows us to print wirelessly in less than 5 minutes, and we were able to connect using both Mac and PC.

Photo Editing In The Printer:
A driver installation CD comes with a robust software suite which comes along with the printer will definitely appeal to users creative side. The MX860′s settings lets you cycle between usually used quality templates like standard, business, paper-savingĀ  and photo-printing which automatically adjusts paper size and orientation, paper and output quality. The driver permits to go deeper into photo editing with many choices for bright photos, border less, monochrome effects, and even manual colour adjustments, while pop-up status monitor gives you a heads up view of the job status, document name, printer status and a rough idea of the ink levels. We mostly prefer the status monitor on the driver which comes along with MX860 which is an disadvantage in the case of MX330 that do not show printer progress.

Canon MX860 wireless multifunction Printer


Copy Functions:

For a multifunction device the copy functions on MX330 are relatively standard, some of them are you can make 99 copies at a time and can easily adjust the contrast and the magnification of a document from 25 to 400 percent, all are done directly through the settings on the LCD menus. Using the automatic document feeder the scanner gives you two options to scan either single photos and document or a stack of documents. All the scanned copies are saved in your custom ‘My Box’ directory in which you can also find all imported and scanned as well as recently saved images on to the hard drive for future projects.

Printing Speed of MX860:

Canon multi functioning printers are never titled for high speed printing and MX860 also continues in the same trend. It takes 12.2 seconds to print the first page of mono draft documents and 15.8 for colour documents. Mono draft documents printed at an average speed of 10.6 pages per minute, where as it is 7.9 ppm for a normal quality document. The colour print takes more time.

Warranty Information:

Canon MX860 comes with a one year warranty for parts and labour.
Canon MX860 Multifunction Printer – Technical Specifications, Features

Manufacturer Canon
Model Name MX860 All-in-One Printer
Printer Category Inkjet
Type All-in-one
Colour or Monochrome 1-pass colour
Ink Jet Type Standard All-Purpose
Connection Type USB, Ethernet, Wireless
Maximum Standard Paper Size Legal
Copier Reduce/Enlarge 25% to 400%
Maximum Number Of Copies 99
Number Of Cartridges 5
Number of Ink Colours 5
Direct Printing From Cameras Yes
Direct Printing From Media Slots CompactFlash Type I, CompactFlash Type II, Microdrive,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo,
Memory Stick Pro Duo, MultiMedia Card, xD-Picture Card,
MiniSD Card.
LCD Preview Screen Yes
Scanner Type Flatbed with ADF(Standard or Optional)
Scanner Optical Resolution 2400 dpi X 4800 dpi
Maximum Scan Area 8.5″ X 14″
Standalone Copier and Fax Copier, Fax
Input Capacity(printer input only) 300 sheets
Network-Ready Yes
Duplexing Yes
Cost Per Page Mono: 4 cents
Colour: 12 cents
Warranty One year