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Canon PIXMA MX850
5.6 out of 10

Canon PIXMA MX850

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Overall 8
8.0

Great, after its installed

Robert Q., Newegg
29 July 2009
  • Summary: The installation problem cost 1 egg. The printer works well, but if you don't enjoy fooling around with installation problems, I suggest you pass up this model.
  • Pros: Works as advertised. Especially like page feeder with auto two-sided scanning and printing. Works well as network printer.
  • Cons: Installation was one of those up-'til-3 am sessions. The software refused to recognize the printer. Or it would seem to recognize the printer, sit there 3 minutes, then change to the can't find printer message. Very frustrating. Judging by the number of times they give an (ineffective) recovery p...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Shannon J., Newegg
18 June 2009
  • Summary: Do NOT buy this printer if you send/receive faxes from the same phone line as voice. Buried in the Manual it says: "If you want to use a single telephone line for faxes and voice calls, you need to connect a telephone or an answering machine to the External Device Jack of this machine. " So...
  • Pros: ADF, Double sided prints, print quality
  • Cons: Faxing requirements, bloatware software package, large and heavy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just like new

Anonymous, Newegg
27 May 2009
  • Pros: Network and double side print. Came boxed just like a new printer. Easy set up with home network - prints via 2 desktops and 2 laptops via wireless router. Upgraded from the Canon 780 for the network capability and automatic double sided printing. No problems with printer to date.
  • Cons: Ink cost more than for my old Canon 780. $15 per cartridge vice $10.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Printer

Anonymous, Newegg
21 May 2009
  • Summary: I bought one in a retail store about 3 months ago and love it so much so that I got another one through newegg for my dad. First, the price is awesome for a printer of this quality and features.
  • Pros: Very low price for possibly the best printer out there! Love the individual cartridges and the fact that it has a replaceable printer head. I looked into the newer model MX860, and this one uses ink cartridges with about 30% more ink for about the same price. The newer one has wireless built in, ...
  • Cons: Seems to be thirsty for ink (but the cartridges still cost much less than the HP and especially Epson that this replaced).
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Overall 10
10

great network multifunction

Ben L., Newegg
7 May 2009
  • Summary: Overall, it was a breeze to set-up and works as advertised. Printing mostly black/white documents on normal quality, I typically run thru the large BK cartridge in 3 months. I occasionally print high-quality photos and have found the quality to be very good.
  • Pros: Does everything I need and does it well. Performs print/scan/copy jobs as advertised. The network connection works great for a home where there are one or more wireless users. Do note that the printer must be hard-wired into the router. The additional software utility does a good job of telling y...
  • Cons: I can only think of one: the ADF doesn't scan/copy legal size documents. However, its not often that I have to scan non-letter documents so it's a non-issue.
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Overall 10
10

Great Multi printer

Anonymous, Newegg
4 May 2009
  • Summary: With a quality refill ink kit and a chip resetter this is great economical multifunction printer.
  • Pros: Bought this as "re certified" but it looks brand new to me. It does come ready to go complete with print head and Canon Cli-8 ink. I've printed photos and color documents that look outstanding. I've sent a few faxes flawlessly. Scanning is good. Networking works albeit slow. USB is quicker. Works...
  • Cons: You need plenty of room for this machine. I used one quarter of my desk surface to comfortably set this up. After all this is a Multifunction printer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice printer but...

Holly H., Newegg
29 April 2009
  • Summary: 24 hours after I received it, I was on the phone with Canon technical support, lots of noise error 5010. Canon representative said send it back and we will exchange it. He even apologized for the inconvenience.
  • Pros: Received quickly, nice looking, had the features I was looking for
  • Cons: noisy, quit working, problems installing, have to exchange, heavy, easy cartridge access
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad for $114 bucks

Christopher E., Newegg
27 April 2009
  • Summary: The photo quality on this thing is very rich and is excellent if you plan to do photography. Ontop of this it has a great scanner attached to it and with PSPX I get 600dpi with Photoshop CS2 I get around 1200 dpi (program's max scanning abilities).
  • Pros: Good printer for those wanting a multi-function printer. Haven't tried the fax yet, but the copy function, scanner function and memory card function rocks. Have a refurbished Canon Digital camera with a Compact Flash memory card. Was worried it wouldn't work with this printer, but it does indeed ...
  • Cons: The setup manual was a bit of a pain and I reguarly deal with manuals to set stuff up. Only other downside is it doesn't work with my PS3 over a network, but that's just me. The manual was the main -1 egg to me cause while helpful it could have been better. Actually had to sit and think for a bit...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Machine

allan b., Newegg
22 April 2009
  • Pros: Machine is very well made, looks brand new, came with all 5 ink tanks, software, etc..
  • Cons: Set-up is about 30 minutes
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Overall 10
10

Canon MX850 from a graphic designer's perspective

Anonymous, Newegg
21 April 2009
  • Summary: This is an upgrade from a defunkt HP952C Deskjet, which started leaking ink from its base. Except for the gradation issue, this printer rocks my world. I'm not using the fax, so no comments there. Did I mention that it prints duplex?
  • Pros: Quality is excellent for graphic designers looking for a basic all-in-one printer scanning and light proofing. Yesterday, I printed 70 full color infosheets on 120lb Wasau white cardstock for a client. The infosheets came out rich and comparable to POD services like (lulu, blurb, etc.). This is a...
  • Cons: Nothing really. On the infosheets, there was some minor banding with drop shadows. But that could have also been some issue printing a transparent Photoshop document that was linked from InDesign. Also note that this machine prints slightly heavy on the ink, so I recommend the "standard" setting ...
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