The Bottom Line
- Automatic duplex printing
- Fast, especially photos
- Automatic document feeder
- Long set-up times
- Slow duplexing
- Color inkjet all-in-one printer
- Copier, fax, and scanner built in
- Color print resolution: 9600 x 2400 dpi; black print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
- 150-sheet automatic document feeder
- Variety of media-card options, including SD Memory Card, Memory StickR, Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Duo
- 19.4" (W) x 17.7" (D) x 8.6" (H)
Guide Review - Canon Pixma MX882 All-in-One Printer
On the bright side, Canon has ramped up speed printing times impressively with the MX882. While the similarly priced Canon Pixma MX860 took over a minute to print a 4x6 photo at normal quality, the MX882 took a very respectable 33 seconds, without sacrificing the quality or sharpness that Canon Pixmas are known for. Warm up and first-page-out times were also impressive, with the first page of a Word document (across a wireless network) out in 16 seconds at normal quality, and successive pages taking about five seconds each. A large PDF took a bit longer to get started and pages took about twice as long as with the Word document.
The MX882 uses five ink cartridges, which seems to help produce vivid and sharp prints and photos. Graphics in particular looked good, though the photos were completely acceptable, if not astonishing. Still, it is an all-in-one, so no big issue there.
Setting up the printer took a while but was glitch-free; even getting the built-in wireless to work was easy. So like most Pixmas I've tried, there's nothing wrong with the MX882; it's an updated version of earlier Pixmas and it comes at much the same price. It seems they'd be eager to phase out the old lines since there's little reason to spend almost the same money on the MX860.