Most people buy a multi-functional printer for their small business or home office, and use it primarily for photocopying and fax work. Consequently, they probably pay little attention to its ability to make good quality photographs, but if you haven’t got the space – or budget – for two printers, can a multi-function model also meet your print-making requirements?

In assessing Canon’s recently launched PIXMA MX885, I’m not going to follow my usual routine in reviewing a printer, but instead I’m merely examining it as far as print-making goes. For the record, though, the double-sided auto document feeder for scanning, faxing and copying is a standout feature of the MX885, while Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connections all combine to add weight to the multi-functional classification.

Of course, photographs may be printed direct from cameras, memory cards, iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch, but if you really want to create outstanding prints it really is necessary to make some image adjustments and then print via the print panels.

Thank-you for looking up aour review of the Canon Pixma MX885. This equipment review is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages originally printed in the July August 2012 issue.

You can download it here: Canon Pixma MX885 Review.pdf