Product Type: Canon All in one Printer
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Canon Pixma MP150
Member Name: l500589
Canon Pixma MP150
Date: 14/07/10, updated on 28/06/12 (156 review reads)
Advantages: Some great features
Disadvantages: Expensive ink!!
After buying my first house a few years back, and subsequently buying a laptop, it soon became apparent that I would be needing to also purchase a printer.
After trawling a few electrical retailers, the best deal I had spotted was the Cannon Pixma MP150, mainly because this piece of kit was not just a printer, as it also had a built in scanner and a photocopier.
The printer was also on offer at the time in Currys, reduced from £79.99 down to £59.99, and this seemed to good to miss, especially when most of the other possibilities that I had been looking at were costing a similar price just for a basic printer (without the scanner and photo copier facility).
The cannon Pixma 150 was very easy to install, and only took about 10 minutes, before I was trying out the different options.
*** My experiences ***
My experience with the Pixma MP150 has been very good in general.
The printer is a fairly large sturdy unit designed for moderately heavy use, and never seems fragile in any way.
The paper feeder is fully adjustable, and I have never had any issues with the paper feed jamming up.
The completed prints come out of the front of the machine face up, giving them extra time to dry, and therefore reducing the chance of smudging.
The prints are very good quality, both in black and white and in colour.
The scanner is an excellent addition to the Pixma MP150, which I have used many times. The weakest section of this multi functional piece of kit is the photocopier which seems to have the poorest printing quality, but still offers a useful service for a general photocopy of a document for personal records etc.
My only real gripe with the MP150 is the ink. The printer seems to guzzle it down like some sort of 'ink-oholic'!
I have managed to reduce the amount of ink I was initially getting through, after finding that my wife was writing (and therefore printing) a lot of her university work out in bold format!
The ink cartridges are very easy to load / remove, and there are two separate cartridges - 1 colour and 1 black, which is a bonus, because if the black runs out, it is still possible to print in navy blue or grey or some similar colour.
I have never been able to find a place that will re-fill these ink cartridges (please speak up if anyone knows if it is possible), and due to the ink guzzling printer, I fear I must have spent a pretty penny on new cartridges, which weigh in at around £15 for the black, and £20 for the colour. Bearing in mind that the printer came with one black, and one colour cartridge when I purchased it, it is almost as cheap to re-buy a whole new printer each time the ink runs out!!!
Thank for reading
© L500589 2010
Summary: A decent printer
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