Generation Green is Canon's new 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 that Canon is taking to design many of its current and future products and solutions; for example, possible cost savings through energy efficiency. The MX860 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.
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 - This 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.
you color ink will disapear
I have only printed color a few times in that last 3 months and no photos,, the color ink gets lower every time I turn it on,, if a color (that I never use) runs our you can not print scan or fax until you shell out more money for ink that you do not need..
It cost me about $1.00 a page to use this printer. 90% of the time I use just the scanner.
June 4, 2013
worked good until it died < 3 yrs after purchasing
For the price, it is a solid printer (when it works). I print or scan documents a few times a month. This printer goes through ink like crazy but does have a good print quality. Mine stopped working after about 2.5 years so I was a little disappointed
May 30, 2013
Not a good value at any price
I purchased this all-in-one when it was first release, however; I would not buy it at it's current suggested retail price either. The overall quality of the machine is good.
That said there are a number of issues. Setup on certain operating systems was a pain, requiring me to download additional drivers and start with the machine plugged in via USB. I also had to figure out wireless scanning ton my own because the machine's documentation lacked the necessary instructions.
Secondly, there is the ink issue. This machine is a terrible value on ink, even on economy settings it burns through the cartridges. Also, it requires that all 5 ink cartridges be installed in order to print. Despite having 2 black cartridges the machine will not print in black or greyscale if the large cartridge (220-BK) is empty. This means that if all the other cartridges (black (221BK), magenta, yellow, & cyan) are full the machine will not print
March 28, 2013
I would not recommend this particular MX 860 to anyone as it burns through ink like there is no tomorrow and has already burned through its printer head after only a couple thousand copies, at the most. I have been very disappointed. It is easy plug and use, but that does not outweigh the negatives for me.
March 18, 2013
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™, MultiMediaCard®(v4.1), MultiMediaCard® Plus (v4.1), 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™ (v4.1), Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).
Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
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.
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.
Page count is based on ITU-T No.1 chart or Canon FAX Standard Chart No.1.
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is 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 information.
ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in a 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 a 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 information.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
The Public Switch Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.
Black & white document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using ITU-T No.1 chart. Color document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using Canon Color Fax Test Sheet. Actual transmission speed vary depending on document complexity, fax setting at receiving end, and line conditions etc.