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Built-In Auto Duplex Printing: Keep it eco-concious 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!
Film Adapter Unit: This included unit makes it easy to scan 35mm film and slides so you can reprint your most cherished memories.
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!
Easy Scroll Wheel: Easily and quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.
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. So, unexposed areas of the photo will be optimized, area by area and faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.
Auto Scan Mode4: Automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings.
Beautiful & Borderless: Print borderless,11 photo lab quality up to 8.5" x 11".
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!
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.
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.
Easy-WebPrint EX: Easy-WebPrint EX gives you the ability to print what you want off the web, easily. Stop the madness of printing page-after-page. Easy-WebPrintEX allows you to create your own layout, take different sections of different websites and put them all on one page. Move, resize and trim your clips, insert notes and edit text, make it a portrait or landscape, print up to 3 columns on a page and even save the layout as a PDF file.
Ink use ruins this printer
The Canon MP990 offers reasonable print quality on plain paper and very good print quality on Canon photo paper. In addition, the CCD scanner is better than the less expensive CIS scanner found on almost all other multifunction printers.
However, the MP990 is ruined by its excessive, wasteful, and very costly ink consumption. The MP990 will run a cleaning cycle every time the unit is turned on or off, most of time that a new print job is started, and at random times while the printer is sitting idle. I've never had a Canon inkjet printer go through ink cartridges like this one does. And it is a disgrace that Canon refused to offer a firmware upgrade to curb this ridiculous ink consumption. Avoid this printer.
April 30, 2013
Complicated to use
Complicated to fix the programs of sizes to documents and photos. However prints well.
February 18, 2013
Big Ink Sucker
The wireless on this printer is OK. Photos are very good. WiFi set up was easy but the printer won't print. Finally found a setting change in the online manual to get it to print (change RAW to LSR ?? maybe I don't remember, just not RAW). Main issue, be prepared to buy ink by the truck load, It uses tons of expensive ink that comes in little bitty cartridges (6 count them, 6). It also cycles constantly. I would not recommend because of cost of ink.
October 10, 2012
I have used this printer for 2.5 years as a small office/home printer. My highschooler uses this printer quite often for school work, my husband uses for his business and I use very much to print articles. Printer does calibrate often which I consider to be good...have never had any problems. The ink use and replacement is relevant to the amount of color/black and white printing done.
September 18, 2012
Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
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".
USB flash memory with security enabled may not be used. Requires an extension cable if cannot be attached.
Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™ , MultiMediaCard® , MultiMediaCard® Plus , CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD™ Card, miniSDHC™, microSD™ Card, microSDHC™, RS-MMC™ , Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).
Requires mobile phone or other device with IrDA port positioned no more than 7.9 inches from the printer.
Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth v2.0 technology and optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.
Photo Print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using test pattern (s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer. Copy speed is measured after the first page is ejected. Output speed will vary depending upon a number of factors. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details.
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.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
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. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
System requirements vary by application.
Transmission rate will be limited to IEEE802.11g and will operate in the 2.4GHz frequency band.
Easy-PhotoPrint Pro is available as a plug-in.
Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or Windows XP only.