All-in-one printers don’t just give you the price of one for many functions, they also save you time and effort in moving from your place and using other devices in the office or at your home. All-in-one printers indeed give so much convenience, as they can also save significant space in your working environment. One good example of this office device is Canon’s latest all-in-one printer – Canon PIXMA MX860. Read more to find out if this printer is the missing piece for your working space.
Appearance and design
It is common for Canon printers to look similar, good examples of this are the Canon PIXMA MX860 and MX330. Both printer’s shape, color are alike however, Canon PIXMA MX860 has superior control panel and a nice built-in card reader for ease printing. MX860 is a bit bigger than MX330 on its dimensions. MX860 measures 19.4 x 23 x 12 inches when all of its paper trays are extended, and 19.4 x 17.1 x 8.9 when not in used.
The printer’s control panel has a 2.5in LCD screen that will help you on your task. At the panels left side you can see the power button, copy button, scan, fax and memory card buttons together with the convenience of speed dial options, fax quality keys and change of display. The control panels right hand side on the other hand displays the num pad, arrow keys, back buttons, menu, OK buttons, two-sided button, redial button, coded dial hook, two starts and a stop button, just like regular fax machine .
The printer’s built-in memory card reader is placed at the right of the output trays. The reader can use various types of storage devices such as SD, SDHC, Memory Stick, CompactFLash, xD-Picture Card, etc.
Setting up the printer either for your PC or Laptop is so easy because of the supplied driver / software CD. Loading the ink, plugging and turning on the device are the only manual things users would have to do.
The printer can be connected to a network or directly to the PC through USB port. Connecting procedures is mostly done by the wizard.
Users can access the basics of the printer’s features like printer setting, printer status, troubleshooting, help and paper source settings. The accessibility of these options makes Canon PIXMA MX860 a one stop shop type of printer.
Truly this is a wonderful piece in your workspace as it has five functions (scan, copy, fax, has built-in duplexing, etc.) for only $ 200. It can print documents and pictures quite well and operates silently. The only drawback of this printer is that, it prints slowly if you prefer to use it as an office machine.