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The Canon PIXMA MP230 all-in-one color inkjet printer focuses on high-quality photo output, but also gives users scanning and copying capabilities for a complete home photo solution. Canon MP230 printer ink costs can be kept fairly low, and bonus features add better web integration and convenience.
The MP230 is likely more compact than most buyers will expect, measuring only 6 inches tall, and with a footprint of 17.5x13 inches. It also weighs just 11.6 pounds without the PIXMA MP230 printer ink installed, so it is easily unpacked and moved around. Print speeds are quite fast, with ESAT speeds of around 7 images per minute in black and 4.8 images per minute in color.
In addition to its sharp maximum resolution of 4800x1200, the unit has a lot of nice bonus features that could prove useful to home users. The "Print Your Days" feature can print photo straight from Facebook, offering a hard-copy record of important events throughout the year. The Easy-WebPrint EX software also makes it easy to organize and print web pages, while eliminating much of the extra material that unnecessarily wastes Canon MP230 ink.
Speaking of which, the cost of Canon MP230 ink cartridges are fairly reasonable, and both standard and high-capacity supplies are available, so buyers can choose between a lower upfront price or a lower cost per page over time. Using remanufactured PIXMA MP230 ink cartridges provides the best of both worlds, with supplies that are less expensive than the OEM versions.
Home users who want a simple way to scan, copy, and print photos and simple documents affordably will like the Canon MP230 all-in-one inkjet printer. It is compact enough for home use, and its extra features provide some unique and simple ways to make hard copies of favorite images and web pages.
Canon PIXMA MP230 Instructional Video
An instructional video to demonstrate the replacement of Canon PIXMA MP230 ink cartridges.
Canon PIXMA MP230 Instructional Video Transcript
The Canon PIXMA MP230 is a fairly basic all-in-one inkjet printer that can scan, print, and copy. Its purchase price is very affordable, and it is easy to set up. It includes extras like Facebook photo printing and Smart web printing to streamline certain tasks for home users.
When you notice one or both of the indicator lights on the top of the printer are lit, the Canon MP230 ink cartridge needs to be replaced.
With the paper tray open, lift the top cover by grasping it below the scanner lid and pulling upward. A lever will slide into place to hold the cover up.
Once the cartridge mechanism slides into place you will see a cover marked C for color and another marked B for black. Open the small cover by pinching the two handles together and lifting, then grasp the PIXMA MP230 ink cartridge and remove it.
Open the box for the replacement Canon MP230 ink cartridge and take it out of the bag. You will need to either remove the small strip of tape, or the cartridge may come with a piece of protective plastic that you must pinch to remove.
With the top cover still open, slide the new PIXMA MP230 ink cartridge into place, making sure it is carefully aligned, until it settles firmly. Gently close the small lid until it snaps closed.
Lift up the top cover slightly, then push the blue lever toward the back so that you can slowly close the top cover.
You are now ready to resume printing with your Canon PIXMA MP230 printer.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.