Generation Green is Canon's environmental initiative. This program encompasses eligible Canon scanners, PIXMA inkjet printers, imageCLASS laser printers, copiers, calculators, imageFORMULA DR and CR scanners, imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers, imageRUNNERs, Color imageRUNNERs, imageRUNNER LBP, and imageRUNNER ADVANCE. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to learn about the environmentally- friendly approach Canon is taking to design many of its current and future products and solutions; for example, possible cost savings through energy efficiency. The MP499 has the following Generation Green characteristics:
4 in 1, 2 in 1 Printing- This option allows users to place multiple pages on 1 page, saving up to 75% of your paper supply.
Quick Start- The energy efficient Quick Start feature makes it easy to start up your printer in a matter of seconds, making it more convenient to keep the printer off, thus reducing energy consumption.
ENERGY STAR- qualified products are 25% more efficient than conventional models. By using less energy these products reduce greenhouse gas emissions and saves energy as well as money.
RoHS Compliant- RoHS is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product restricts the use of cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).
Hardware Recycling Program- Canon is committed to the world community and the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. We want to work with our customers to help ensure appropriate recycling of products to help improve the environment and our local communities.
Refurbishing Program- The Canon U.S.A., Inc. refurbishing facility manages all waste stream processes for Canon products, so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage for Canon products, not third-party vendors
Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Program- To contribute to the goal of zero landfill waste, Canon has a collection and recycling program for Genuine Inkjet Printer Cartridges.
broke exactly after warranty
Unlike the majority of other reviewers, I never had a problem with wireless setup. It printed quickly and I rarely had problems. However, almost exactly after the warranty had run out the printer just stopped working correctly. It says there's a paper jam...but the printer is trying to load the paper in sideways, the printer is causing the jam. I've looked all through the printer to make sure there's nothing jamming inside, there isn't. I ran the diagnostic and followed the directions for cleaning the printer, it's still broken. I will have to purchase a new printer and I can assure you, it's not going to be a Canon printer.
February 5, 2014
Printer is fine, driver support is terrible
The printing function is more than acceptable.
The wireless setup is terrible.
The scanning setup and operation is pretty poor and unrealiable.
It is a shame the printer is good, the Cannon website is not user friendly.
June 9, 2013
Don't waste your time and money with this one
I've had this printer for over a year, and just as the other reviewers said, the wifi does not work! I've wasted alot of my time trying to get this to work that way. So frustrating!
January 13, 2013
Awful wireless in a decent machine
I've been using this printer for nearly a year, and I've never been able to get the wireless connection to work for more than a week at a time. Otherwise it's fine, but I feel I paid a premium for wireless that doesn't work!
September 3, 2012
Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App StoreSM, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free in the Android Market. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPod touch and Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later.
"Full HD Movie Print" is available from 'MOV' movie files created by Canon digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
For network users, Auto Scan Mode is only available when scanning at a computer using MP Navigator EX software and selecting the 1-click feature then "save to PC".
Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP only. Not included on installation CD. Requires Internet connection during installation.
Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for additional details.
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details.
ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.