Canon PIXMA MP280 - multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner )

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Sleek, versatile and great value for money All-In-One printer
The PIXMA MP280 is a compact, affordable and stylish All-In-One. Truly versatile, it enables you to enjoy photo-lab quality prints from your movies using Full HD Movie Print as well as efficient printing, scanning and clear copying. The piano black finish provides a contemporary and sophisticated feel while its compact size means it can be neatly stored anywhere in the home.

Fast, high quality printing
Thanks to 2pl ink droplets from Canon's FINE print engine which delivers a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi, the PIXMA MP280 produces vivid, detailed photos and the crispest text in next to no time. Document print speeds are a useful 8.4 IPM* in black and white or 4.8 IPM* in colour. A borderless 10x15cm photo-lab quality print is delivered in just 43 seconds so you can instantly and conveniently share those special moments with family and friends.

Capture your favourite home movie moments with Full HD Movie Print
Get the best of both worlds, producing high quality individual photos from your favourite HD home movie moments. Printing a photo using Full HD Movie Print couldn't be easier. Simply select a frame from your movie** using the intuitive Easy-PhotoPrint software and print. As you do this, frame enhancement technology will automatically analyse the frames either side, combining the best from each to ensure that lighting and resolution are as good as they can be in your final photo.

Easy to use straight out of the box
There's no waiting around to use this device. Quick Start technology means it's ready-to-go just seconds after switching on. Operation is simple thanks to the customisable Canon Solution Menu EX and, if you forget to open the paper tray before printing, it automatically does so for you, avoiding any jams.

Simple and efficient scanning, whatever the document
High quality scanning is quick and easy using the 1200 x 2400dpi scanner with Auto Scan. It automatically recognises what is being scanned - a photo, business card or a document - before saving it using the most suitable settings. All you need to do is push the button.

A world of advantages with Canon technology

Automatic correction to make every print perfect
Based on Canon's market-leading intelligent camera technology, Auto Photo Fix II will automatically analyse and correct your photos at the printer, removing any red-eye and making adjustments to compensate for the photographer, camera or lighting limitations. It will automatically recognise the lighting conditions when the photo was taken and will, for example, brighten faces that are backlit and under-exposed to ensure more accurate skin tones or remove any colour cast to give clear, true colour photos. The result? Perfect prints every time without the need for a computer.

Automatic enhancement for clear and crisp scanned documents
Intelligent auto-correction doesn't stop with your photos. Through Auto Document Fix technology, your printer enhances text, graphics and images in scanned documents making them clearer, more vivid and more impactful.

Printing made easy with FREE in-box software
Exclusive to Canon, Easy-PhotoPrint EX is the fast and easy way to re-touch your digital photos and print them in a choice of size and layouts either directly within the software or from Adobe® Photoshop® with the supplied Easy-PhotoPrint EX plug-in. The Correct and Enhance button adds advanced photo correction and enhancement using the same simple interface. The lab-quality re-touching features available include: red eye correction, smooth facial lines and skin tone, face brightener, face sharpener and blemish remover. The intuitive on-screen display helps you choose to print your selection in whichever format you require from normal photos to calendars. The software also features a direct link to Flickr where you can search and download publicly available images to supplement your own. Through Easy-PhotoPrint you can access the Full HD Movie print function, enabling you to capture your favourite home movie moments on photo-lab quality stills.

Save paper with Easy-WebPrint software
FREE Easy-WebPrint EX software offers a range of options to help you organise the information you want to print from the internet and avoid wasting paper. These include:

  • Auto Clipping: print only the area of a web page you want, not all the advertisements you don't

  • Clip from Multiple pages: collect, combine and edit content from multiple web pages before printing You can collate this information to create easy to print multiple page booklets, or reduce the size of the whole web page to fit it onto a single piece of paper.

Advanced operations at the click of a button with Solutions Menu EX
Solutions Menu EX provides easy access to the advanced features of your printer. The functions in each category are presented in easy to recognize pictorial icons and you can tailor your Desktop in order to quickly access the functions you want, when you want.

Beautiful, long-lasting photos
You can keep your precious photos bright and vibrant with the Canon ChromaLife100+ system. This unique combination of enhanced FINE print head technology and genuine Canon Chromalife 100+ inks with selected Canon photo papers lets you create beautiful photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album. To achieve exceptional print resolution, Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a patented print head with high precision nozzles, ejecting ink droplets as small as 1 picolitre in size (the smaller the ink drop the better quality the image).

Compact and tidy Both the Power cable and USB port are recessed inside the compact, stylish printer body so you can push the machine right back against the wall - saving space and keeping everything neat and tidy.

*Printing speeds explained:

Canon measures its printing speeds in IPM (Images Per Minute). IPM is a new ISO speed testing standard, approved by the International Standards Organisation in March 2009. PPM (Page Per Minute), used by some manufacturers, is not a standard for inkjet printers. Every printer manufacturer has their own test pages' that are used to test speed and give vastly different results. The new ISO standard sets standardised test pages' that are to be used by any manufacturer measuring their speed in IPM, allowing comparable results across inkjet brands.

**Only compatible with Canon Digital Still Compact and Digital SLR cameras.

Box Contains

PIXMA MP280 All-In-One
Power cord
Ink Cartridges PG-510 and CL-511
Multilingual set up guides
Set up software
User's manual CD
Warranty sheet



Product Description
Canon PIXMA MP280 - multifunction printer ( colour )
Device Type
Printer / copier / scanner
Copier Type
Printing Technology
Ink-jet ( colour )
Inkjet Technology
Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering) - 4-ink
Max Printing Speed
Up to 8.4 ipm (mono) / up to 4.8 ipm (colour)
Max Printing Resolution
4800 x 1200 dpi (colour)
1200 x 2400 dpi
Original Size
A4 (210 x 297 mm), Letter A (216 x 279 mm) (max)
Media Size
Legal (216 x 356 mm) (max)
Media Type
Envelopes, plain paper, photo paper
Standard Media Capacity
100 sheets
PC Connection Availability
PC Connection
USB 2.0
AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz )
Dimensions (WxDxH)
45 cm x 33.5 cm x 15.3 cm
5.5 kg
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7



Device Type
Printer / copier / scanner
Copier Type
Printing Technology
Ink-jet - colour - photo
PC Connection Availability
PC Connection
USB 2.0


Maximum Copies
Copying Features
Gutter Shadow Correction, BorderFree, fit to page, Multiple Copy


Inkjet Technology
Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
Max Printing Resolution
4800 x 1200 dpi (colour)
Max Printing Speed
Up to 8.4 ipm (mono) / up to 4.8 ipm (colour)
Minimum Ink Droplet Size
2 pl
Ink Type
Canon ChromaLife100+


Scan Element
Optical Resolution
1200 x 2400 dpi
Grey Scale Depth
8 bit
Colour Depth
24 bit
Colour Depth (Internal)
48 bit

Document & Media Handling

Max Original Size
A4 (210 x 297 mm), Letter A (216 x 279 mm)
Max Media Size
Min Media Weight
64 g/m²
Max Media Weight
300 g/m²
Supported Media Type
Envelopes, plain paper, photo paper
Supported Media Sizes
ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), 100 x 150 mm, 130 x 180 mm, 200 x 250 mm
Borderless Photo Sizes
ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), 100 x 150 mm, 130 x 180 mm, 200 x 250 mm
Standard Media Capacity
100 sheets
Document & Media Handling Details
Input tray - 100 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm) weight: 64 g/m² - 300 g/m²
Speed Details
Printing: up to 8.4 ipm - B/W , Printing: up to 4.8 ipm - colour , Printing: 43 sec ( 10 x 15 cm (4"x6") ) - photo , Copying: 37 sec


1 x USB 2.0
Operating System Support
MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows 7 64-bit Edition, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows Vista (64-bit versions), MS Windows XP SP2, Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.6
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, Canon Easy-WebPrint EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Full HD Movie Print, Canon Solution Menu EX


Voltage Required
AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz )
Power Consumption Operational
10 Watt
Power Consumption Standby
0.8 Watt
Power Consumption Sleep
0.4 Watt


First Copy Out Time Colour
37 sec
Consumables Included
1 x ink tank ( black ) - up to 220 pages - Canon PG-510 , 1 x ink tank ( colour ) - up to 244 pages - Canon CL-511
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Dimensions & Weight

45 cm
33.5 cm
15.3 cm
5.5 kg

Environmental Parameters

Sound Emission
45.5 dBA (operating)
Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
35 °C
Humidity Range Operating
10 - 90% (non-condensing)



Customer reviews

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5* Cannon Pixma MP280
Reviewed by Annette Gamble on 22/09/2012
really easy to use compact and yet versatile printer
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