Caution Level: Intermediate
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista ,Windows 2000
Release Date: 07 Aug 2009
The Canon MP970 series are high quality multifunctional color photo printers. It can output a quality print measuring 4 by 6 inches at a maximum speed of 35 seconds. Also, it copies pages which are black and white at a speed of 30 copies per minute which translates into to seconds for outputting one page. It is quite similar to the MP610 printer as both of them can produce documents which are double sided and they both have a rear tray as well as a bottom cassette for holding paper so that one does not need to keep on changing paper. The scanner has a high resolution CCD with a 4800 by 9600 dpi optical resolution. The scanner bed takes in sources measuring 8.5 inches by 11.7 inches and a unit for film scanning can be found on the MP970 lid.
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The MP970 also allows for Canon-to-Canon connection. As such, one can do minor edits, direct printing of the contact sheet or superimpose some information on a particular image without the use of a computer. Another advantage of the MP970 is its support of wireless printing using cell phones that are infrared enabled as well as devices equipped with Bluetooth. One is able to print from the memory card directly by use of the card slots which are in built. This printer also occupies a large amount of space and one therefore needs to have a large space on the desk to accommodate it. There are several scan options available and these include the attaching to an e-mail, opening an application or saving to the computer. There are also some options for image enhancement. Apart from some weaknesses here and there, the MP970 series makes for a goof printer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon MP140 series Printer errors before installing any driver updates.