Looking for a printer suitable for sending with your son or daughter to school? The Canon Pixma MP270 may be the right printer for you. It features all of the basics a student will need and it is an all-in-one printer, which means they can print their photos right in their dorm room. The PictBridge port offers a direct connection for certain models of digital video recorders and digital cameras. This allows users to print directly from their camera without a computer attachment. You can print 4X6” photos in under a minute and it features a 1200dpi scanner. This is not the most complicated, most expensive, or most state-of-the-art printer on the market, but it is all a college student could ask for and then some.
Quick Start technology is on every Canon MP270 so you will be able to begin printing quickly. There is also an autoscan mode which enables the printer to detect the size of the content on the scanning screen. These features, plus the self-opening output tray, make for a very user-friendly printer.
Users of the Canon MP270 can download Easy WebPrint EX from the Canon website, which will enable them to clip frames from a website and print or save them on the computer. You can also combine clips from different websites onto a single page, which saves you ink and paper, and makes for a handy feature for school assignments. The printer features Auto Fix II, which is an efficient auto-correction of underexposed photographs. This sames time and effort when working with photo prints, and it will also save you the effort of purchasing additional photo editing software.
The printer produces the highest quality images when you use Canon MP270 inkjet cartridges that are labeled FINE. These are dye-based inks that are perfect for photo prints because there is additional blank pigment ink that creates what Canon calls “…a sharp, crisp image.”
The printer retails for about £65 and Canon MP270 inkjet cartridges are reasonably priced at around £30 for a pair.