281 of 293 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and easy
I have only had it a couple of days but I am impressed. I got it to replace a Canon MX870 in order to get Airprint and a speed boost. Setup was a breeze. The Airprint works perfectly. The Fax function works just fine. It is much faster printing than the MX870. The only small drawback is that the second tray only holds photo paper and not envelopes. The MX870 could...
Published 9 months ago by M. Hostetter
353 of 357 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Side-by-Side Comparison ... Canon MX892 vs the latest MX922
Get the slightly older MX892. The MX922 is like Windows Vista.. it is like an overhaul model that needs an immediate overhaul.
I did a side by side comparison of the MX892 & MX922. I highly prefer the MX892 that is a few months older than the latest MX922. The MX922 has slightly bigger ink cartridges, can hold more paper in the bottom tray, is slightly less...
Published 3 months ago by Emma C. Peters
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353 of 357 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Side-by-Side Comparison ... Canon MX892 vs the latest MX922,
This review is from: Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (Office Product)Get the slightly older MX892. The MX922 is like Windows Vista.. it is like an overhaul model that needs an immediate overhaul.
I did a side by side comparison of the MX892 & MX922. I highly prefer the MX892 that is a few months older than the latest MX922. The MX922 has slightly bigger ink cartridges, can hold more paper in the bottom tray, is slightly less deep, has the same width, but is slightly taller. Also, the exiting paper tray is obtrusively a lot wider. The MX922 claims to have a 15ppm vs the MX892's 12.5ppm. That is one of the reasons I thought it would be better. In all my repeated tests.. the MX892 proved to be faster. It printed single pages in 15.1 seconds, and the MX922 did them in 18.3 seconds.
The MX892 is notably much quieter. The MX922 is loud. The ink cartridges on the new MX922 have been redesigned to be positioned way up front, and not underneath the scanner (like that of the MX892). That is why it is louder.. they are not buried as deep into the machine. Although, such design does allow for a slightly easier change of the ink cartridges, it is at the high cost of a much louder printer. The MX892's cartridges are not at all hard to change (Canon didn't need to overhaul it - lol). It requires one extra step (lifting the scanner portion).
A final thing is that the print quality on the MX892 is notably smoother, and pops more (both under grayscale setting, both under 'fast print' setting). The MX892 makes more crisp and slightly darker prints.
Side Note: A huge reason I prefer Canon over other manufacturers is because you can easily default-save 'grayscale & fast printing' under their software setting (that is constantly saved). This saves ink (other companies use software that has the color printing locked by default, so you use more color ink, or you have to manually switch out of color printing for each black & white print).
UPDATE: There is ONE notable thing w/ the MX922 that is better than the MX892. It copies much faster when the 'copy button' is used. This requires the unit to scan, and print w/out a PC. When printing from PC.. the MX892 wins (much faster). Pick your poison. If you do MOSTLY copying, you will prefer the newer MX922 model. If you do mostly printing from your PC, my review stands. I copy 3% of the time.
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281 of 293 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and easy,
This review is from: Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (Office Product)I have only had it a couple of days but I am impressed. I got it to replace a Canon MX870 in order to get Airprint and a speed boost. Setup was a breeze. The Airprint works perfectly. The Fax function works just fine. It is much faster printing than the MX870. The only small drawback is that the second tray only holds photo paper and not envelopes. The MX870 could hold the envelopes in the upper paper feeder. The 922 requires that you feed the envelopes through the lower paper tray. Since I print very few envelopes it is really not an issue for me. The photo output looks superb to me. Canon support (if you need it) is very fast and competent.
350 of 370 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid printer with great features but a large footprint,
This review is from: Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (Office Product)I always buy the all-in-ones that are able to automatically print duplex and that include a fax since I still need to fax upon occasion. In the past I've had HP, but haven't had great experiences with their printers lately (the last one I had starting failing one month after the 1 year warranty expired. HP said "tough luck" essentially, even though I read that my issues were VERY common with their products. They had no sense of ownership...). So I moved on to Canon.
This model, while shorter than my past printers, has a bigger footprint. My husbands exact remark when I unpacked it was "So I see you decided to go with the small model." Yes, he's a bit sarcastic :) .
What is great about it so far (I haven't played with all the features yet; I'll update as I do that):
1. Unpacking it is relatively easy. It's bulky and a bit heavy, but Canon put it in a bag. So you can lift up the handles and it pulls the printer right out of the box. This is the first time I've seen this. It was so much easier than my printers in the past where I had to smash my hands down in the box, try to get a grip, and then try to coax the printer out of the box.
2. It was very easy to install. The install takes about 14 minutes, but the install program warns you of this. And since all you have to do is wait it's very easy.
3. It has a user guide that comes with the printer. Now don't get too excited - it's not printed. BUT it is added to your system upon installation and the sw that is installed on your system also has links to it online. This is the first time I've actually found it easy to get a user guide since they stopped providing the printed copy in the box. I may actually like it better than the printed copy since it's just a click away. And I'm a person who uses the guide since I like to use advanced features
4. It is bluetooth capable. I find this is the easiest way to print pictures from my phone (even my 6 year old can do it) so this is a plus. Do I wish the bluetooth was built in? Yes. But since I had an extra adapter laying around this wasn't an issue. I plugged in the adapter and it instantly was ready. So easy.
5. It is wi-fi ready and the wi-fi works. This was the first thing to go on my last printer, so working wi-fi makes me happy. We'll see how long it lasts, but I haven't heard of major issues with the Canons so I'm not worried.
6. It is cloud ready. I set it up to connect to Google Cloud Print. And I put that app on my tablets. So now I can easily print from my samsung tablet. The setup was easy to do - I followed the steps in the user guide.
7. The tray that catches the paper can fold up to stay out of the way when you aren't printing. I like this because I've got pets and I hate the thought of fur getting into my printer. And, the best part (and my favorite gee-whiz feature hands down) is that it automatically opens when you send a print job. I l-o-v-e that. It's the little things in life, right? :)
What I'm not so crazy about: The menus and lack of touch screen. Maybe it's because I'm changing brands, but the menus are not as intuitive as I'd like. I find myself referencing the guide more than I'd like to so I can find what I need in the menus. And since it's not touch screen you've got to navigate using a keypad off to the side. I find that cumbersome. But I'm sure I'll get used to both these things as time goes on. Oh, and I wish someone would invent a black printer that didn't show every dust particle. Ooh, a stainless steel printer would be nice; it would then match my kitchen appliances and look quite snazzy in my office.
So far I've set up multiple computers, printed wirelessly, printed via cloud, printed via bluetooth, printed pictures and set up my fax preferences. I haven't scanned or faxed yet, but all the printing has been good quality. It's a bit quieter than my HPs which is nice. And the starter ink that was included seems to be going a long way.
When I get a chance I'll put it through the paces (I WILL try every feature in the guide. I'm just one of those people) and I'll update my review. In the meantime, I definitely recommend the printer for ease of setup and solid performance.
167 of 174 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an exceptional piece of technology. Canon has been my first choice for years.,
Now, let's switch gears. My printing needs have diminished over the years as I have become increasingly more digital in document storage, online financial transactions, etc. Basically, if I can do it digitally, then that is the route I take. This includes my photo collection which is stored on my iPad for showing off. :-) I also bought a CanoScan 8600F (flatbed scanner) in 2006, which is still in use.
So, imagine my very pleasant surprise when I discovered the awesome speed and stream-lined functionality of the multi-sheet scanning feature! If one sets up a directory (in the accompanying software utilities) ahead of time, then it's as simple as loading your documents, hitting either start button (black or color) and very quickly a pdf file shows up in the pre-set directory. Did I mention it has an ethernet port and is quickly (and painlessly) recognized on the network once the drivers are installed? I don't like Wi-Fi for home networking, I prefer ethernet (gigabit speed) when ever I can get it, so this port was a big plus for me. All of my computers see and work with the Fax driver, Printer driver and Scanning driver.
Now, let's mention some little things that make this machine great. I never turn it off as it has a low-power state (automatic after a few minutes of inactivity) where everything powers down with only one small, blue light glowing. If I send something to the printer it immediately comes to life, takes a few moments to warm up and (this is cool) the paper output tray *automatically* opens and the extension support flips out! It's the little things that make me smile. :-) Also, if I place one or more documents in the scanner slot (while in low power mode) then it instantly springs to life and takes a few moments to warm up.
Having stated that I print less and less these days, I must say I was impressed with the ink cartridges. They all have small, red LED lights that confirm they are plugged in correctly and in working order! Another smile. :-) Now I don't FAX much these days, but it's nice to know that it is hooked into the "clone" line through my PhonePower VOIP adapter (2 ports) and therefore is available upon demand. Oh, btw, the top lifts up like a flatbed scanner also, so I guess I will be donating the CanoScan 8600F soon.
Final analysis: This machine's capabilities pleasantly exceeded my expectations, even after reading the specs and reviews. It has proven to be fairly equal in functionality to the Xerox multi-function machine at work, but at a fraction of the cost. The only thing it can't do is print 11x17, but that isn't an issue at this time. I will try to get back in a year to report on it's longevity prospects.
UPDATE: I have knocked the rating down to 4 stars because there is no secondary sheet feeder. (My rating for this is actually 4.5 but that choice isn't available). Occasionally I have need to print on 8.5 x 14 (legal). With this unit one must remove the regular paper from the lower (main) paper tray, extend it out (at least they did build that into the unit) and load the 8.5 x 14 paper. I suppose I have been spoiled by top (secondary) sheet feeders on previous printers, so this is a small let-down. I guess I assumed the scanning feeder could be used as a secondary sheet feeder (for printing) but due to the design of the machine it cannot.
UPDATE, 11-24-13: I had occasion to send my sister a letter today (she hates email) so I typed one up and hit the print button. I have not printed anything for several months, and the print cartridges are now 7 months old. My letterhead includes a small photo of a sunset over a local river at the bottom. After hitting the print button the machine woke up, flipped out the print tray, spent a minute doing a self-diagnostics, then printed out my one page in about 7 seconds. Apart from a slight smudge at the top (probably due to inactivity for several months) the letter printed out flawlessly, including the photo. I reprinted the letter and there were no smudges or flaws. Since I have not needed "legal" size paper anymore, I am changing my rating to 5 stars since this machine is doing everything I need it to do.
90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Somewhere between HP and Epson,
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)I wound up with three 4-in-1 machines: an HP OfficeJet Pro, an Epson Small-in-One, and this Canon. The PIXMA ranks between the other two. It has a larger footprint than the Epson but smaller than the HP. If your space is limited, go with the Epson. On the other hand, there is a distinct advantage to the Canon, because the other two do not continue to print if even a single ink tank is empty, while the Canon will. If you are printing in b&w and have run out of cyan, you can continue without interruption, which is wonderful. Epson and HP will leave you hanging while you race to get new ink tanks. If you have a home office, therefore, I do recommend the Canon. I feel that the Epson has better color quality (but more ink tanks to account for this) but the Canon is good enough for non-photographer types like me. The ways in which you can send things to the printer are just about endless...from a USB drive, from your computer, wirelessly from a zillion other gadgets, cameras and machines, from the Cloud. This is an extremely versatile unit. I don't really understand why they have a button keypad, which seems strangely archaic, but the buttons can be programmed to serve multiple functions. The paper trays are a little misleading; there are two trays, but one is for photo paper. If you need to switch from letter to legal to envelopes, you'll have to open, empty, refill and reinsert the tray. It also doesn't print 11x17 paper. However, for normal home use (not home business) it seems quite adequate. They emphasize the wireless abilities, but if you want to use a USB connection, that's fine. They don't include a USB wire, which annoyed me. The online manuals were extremely irritating because the print is tinier than tiny. I had to save the documents to my desktop so I could magnify the print. The website has a lot of information, but some of it is incomplete or you have to search all over to find just what you're looking for. I was concerned when everything in the box stated that it's intended for Windows OS 8 or higher (or Mac), since I have Windows 7. Turned out that it does work with OS 7, though it notes that no utilities or firmware is available for that and I might want to upgrade in order to take advantage of all the programs. I'm not planning to upgrade at this time, but I also don't use a lot of the bells and whistles so this isn't a big deal for me. As with HP and Epson, the ink tanks are disgustingly expensive. If you want to print in color, budget for this carefully. I think the price for the PIXMA is reasonable. Personally, my favorite thing about this is the fact that it won't stop dead in the middle of a print job if one ink tank goes dry. Otherwise, I prefer the HP for b&w printing (though it is very large and awkward) and the Epson for photo printing (though it has 6 tiny ink tanks). The Canon is a good choice for someone who is not a professional photographer and is not running a home business. It's best suited for the ordinary home office and school/household use. Set-up was okay, though the manuals are online and in tiny print, as noted above.
67 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully made, sturdy, fabulous print quality. WHINERS, READ THIS,
Whiners (those giving 1-star ratings) complain about excessive ink usage ("Shame on you!!!! I'll never buy another Canon product again!!! Blah, blah, blah.")
Get over it. ALL modern ink jet printers go through ink quickly. ALL of them have a problem if you let the ink dry out (if you live in a hot, dry environment, print AT LEAST once a week...no matter what the brand of ink jet). Almost all brands also cease to function in any way as soon as any one of the cartridges goes dry. That's the way the industry works. No, I don't work for any printer or ink company.
And yes, ALL printers are shipped with special half-full ink jet cartridges. That's the way it's done...expect maybe 10 pages before the "demo ink" empties out. That's ok, because the cartridges of this printer can be individually refilled at most drug stores, print shops, and electronics stores for $10 per cartridge (there are 5). You can also refill them yourself (including resetting the "chips", if you need to) using ink and tools from Amazon and eBay. Just make sure you buy the right ink chemistry for your printer...all inks are NOT created equal.
The installation went pretty smoothly, considering the number of steps. Total time to install on two machines (Windows XP and Windows 7) including calibration and test prints was maybe 90 minutes. (Note: install on XP seemed to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r, but if you're patient it will just work)
The printing and scanning are fast and high quality. The software is large and fairly silly, but you can get buy with just one desktop app to control the scanner. Everything else can be turned off if you know how.
I haven't tried printing from my phone or iPad...don't know if I ever will...
The on-screen manual is comprehensive but has some annoying errors. I still haven't figured out how to turn on the document feeder, as the control panel referred to in the manual simply doesn't exist on my machines.
Overall--I don't know how I could expect more from a light-duty all-in-one device. Seriously, I'm not a shill. But if the print head on this thing lasts a few years, I will be 110% satisfied.
286 of 321 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some flaws but still a very good all-in-one,
49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS PRINTER + INK ADVICE !,
So far the Canon PGI-255 XXL is working great! It is the largest black ink cartridge you can get for the Canon MX922. With sales tax it was about $38. So if it ever does run out of ink someday I will try to get it refilled at Costco. I noticed the other day that they started to refill the MX922 ink cartridges. To save on ink costs I do have a suggestion that works for me. I rarely need color. So go to control panel and pick printer. Find your printer but don't click on it. Hover over it and right click it and pick printing preferences. Now choose duplex printing, gray and fast. This will only use your big black ink tank when you print. If you want color click print on Firefox or your document as you normally would. A box will come up asking you how many prints etc. Now in that box click properties and unclick the previous items I told you to click and you will get colour. Click ok and print. You will need to do that for colour prints each time unless you go back to your global settings in control panel or save a document in the colour preferences. However, if you leave it in control panel 'as is' to print colour normally your ink in ALL colours will run out quickly. Even if the article is all black. This printer will try to mix the small black and colours to make a better print. With this Canon model MX922 you can print anywhere in the house using an iPod Touch 5th Gen. Good luck.
45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Effective, Worthy and almost All Positive,
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)In recent years I have become a devoted Canon Office Products fan. I used and abused almost every other brand prior to the Canon and not one of them compares as well as the Canon family of quality printers. The MX922 is no different. It is a fine machine.
Let's put the negative attributes first. There are few and insignificant but worthy of dropping my score by one point. The cost of ink still detracts from the overall value of the MX922 like earlier and other models. It is in no way a deal breaker for me, however.
*I use Canon ink without a question and have no known reason to change. While somewhat costly, it works well and lasts longer than the cheaper knockoffs.
*The large cassette paper holder requires a fully stocked or loaded tray in order for it to feed the paper for printing. I tried every configuration I could think of to get it to print from one or two sheets to above the maximum allowable sheets. Only a full tray would permit papers to be fed for printing. If a print job required, say, 100 sheets I might have a concern; however, it is seldom that I need more than 10 sheets at a time so the problem of paper jamming or not processing because of cassette size is no problem for me. I will be contacting Canon to see if there may be a fix or if the cassette is defective. Time does not permit that just yet.
*That's it. I could not find any other negatives.
The positives far out number the negatives and are more meaningful.
∞It is wireless and that is a game winner for me. I can sit in the TV room and use a netbook, laptop or tablet and when I need to print something it is simple Control P and in a few seconds I can get my output from the other side of the house. Additionally, the setup was easy for not only the wireless applications but the entire process. That alone is important to me especially since there are so many chances for failure but not one occurred.
∞Many of folks do not use fax or scan including me but it is there available for that one critical need when it comes. It's like a car with 8 valves. Many of us seldom need that much power but when it is needed it's there. Those features work well as does the copy feature. While I often need a memory boaster to remember which side should go up or down when performing these jobs I prepared a simple sticker that reminds me "original up" to assist.
∞The quality of the output is typical Canon: fantastic. I really like the photo quality and it is especially great if the proper glossy paper is used.
∞This printer has two paper trays that Canon calls cassettes. The smaller tray is for smaller sized prints and, I really liked this one, a place for making a label for computer discs such as a CD or DVD label. Now I can print a quality, readable label which is far better than my scribbling with a marking pen. The little drawer holds 4X6, 5X7 and up to 7X8 sized paper. Turn the tray over and there before your very eyes is the CD slot for use in making a worthy CD label. The larger tray handles 8.5X11 and 8.5Z14 legal papers as well as the old standard U.S. government size. The adjusting sizers make it easier to fit the perfect paper into the tray regardless of the paper's size. (I might have located the reason for the paper jamming or not working properly. There is a single post to hold the paper before it released for the printer to print instead of having two posts such as the smaller tray has. The single post appears to be planned and there is no sign of breakage. This is pure speculation on my part because I am no where close to being an engineer or the like. The other components of that particular area are symetrical except for the single post. I'm still bewildered as usual.)
All in all this is a well made and well thought out printer that should last for several years or more depending on the amount of prints prepared. I fully enjoy Canon's quality and attention to detail. This MX922 has the attention to details that one would expect from a quality camera maker and every element is reflected in a top notch machine for a reasonable price.
79 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Far No Complaints Here!,
I absolutely love this printer! (Especially the 50% off paper supplies promo-code), that I got just for registering with Cannon.
It's wireless capabilities are endless and you can set it up to your home network without a computer. I also just purchased a Cannon T4i Rebel Camera, so I also wanted the ability to use the Cannon PIXMA MX 922 to print my pictures for my renewed photo hobby, and the organizing/editing software that comes with this printer is also amazing!
So if you are looking for a multi-function printer with an automatic document feeder with auto duplexing that can print(Even from full HD movie stills), scan, and fax with built-in WiFi for printing(Even from wireless cameras) and scanning from your home network that also includes PIXMA Cloud Link, and Apple Air-Print, which lets you wirelessly print from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch devices, and is also Google Cloud Print ready, this is the printer for you!
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