Generation Green is Canon's environmental initiative. This program encompasses eligible Scanners, PIXMA Inkjet Printers, and imageCLASS laser printers. 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 MP990 has the following Generation Green characteristics:
Auto-Duplexing (2-sided Printing) - Using this feature can save up to 50% of your paper supply.
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.
Individual Ink Tanks - The individual ink tanks may reduce the amount of wasted ink from cartridges as compared to a composite 4 color cartridge, by allowing users to replace individual color tanks rather than entire color cartridges.
White LED - The White LED allows the scanning unit to be smaller and have no warm up time, resulting in lower energy consumption, and allowing users to start scanning immediately (excluding film scans).
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 Compliance - RoHS is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product contains no 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.
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.