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The Canon PIXMA MP500 is a multifunction photo inkjet printer from Canon's Photo All-in-One Inkjet series.

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photo prints are high quality, as good as a photo lab

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setup is very simple even for entry-level users

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replacement ink cartridges are reasonably priced

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prints very quickly, even high quality prints come out in a reasonable amount of time

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color LCD display is bright and clear, easy to see how the picture will print

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can print directly from memory cards from a camera

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included software is easy to use, especially for novice level users

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unit is big and clunky, takes up a fair amount of room

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always a long pause between sending a print and printing beginning

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The Canon PIXMA MP500 is a multifunction photo inkjet printer from Canon's Photo All-in-One Inkjet series.  The printer offers print, copy, and scan functionality with print speeds of 29ppm black and 19ppm color.  It is designed with a 2.5" LCD color viewer for previewing and altering images before they are printed and is capable of printing a 4" x 6" borderless photo in 51 seconds.  The printer also includes built-in duplex printing and a second 150-sheet paper tray, making it suitable for personal or home office use. The PIXMA MP500 prints with a color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi and produces 1200 dpi scans with 48-bit color depth.  It includes a direct print port for printing photos straight from a memory card and also offers Infrared, PictBridge, and optional Bluetooth connectivity.  The printer is Energy Star qualified and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • Functions: Print, Copy, Scan
  • 2.5" LCD Color Viewer
  • Direct Print Port
  • PictBridge Ready
  • Auto Exposure & Auto Magnification Copy Adjustment
  • Chromalife 100 System
  • Prints 4" x 6" borderless photo in 51 seconds
  • Built-in Duplex Printing
  • Second 150-sheet Paper Tray
  • Print Speed: 29 ppm Black / 19 ppm Color 
  • Print Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi Black, 9600 x 2400 dpi Color
  • Scanner resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0. Infrared, Bluetooth /w Optional Adapter
  • Supported Memory Card Types: CompactFlash, Micro Drive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD Card, and MultiMediaCard
  • Dimensions: 17.7" x 16.8" x 8.1"
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 1 year limited warranty
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Rosanna Matsumoto
04/07/2011 01:39

What happened to my Canon Pixma MP500 ,, I used my printer for 8 months but now i got an error u150 ( The Following in k tank cannot be recognized . ) What will i do ?



04/07/2011 08:13

Seems like a very common problem with this printer, with no easy fix. You can try cleaning the chip on the back of the cartridge with a q-tip and alcohol - but that only works sometimes, and only temporarily. Most people give up and replace the printer.

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