Canon PIXMA MP230
PIXMA Inkjet Printers
Bring memories back to life using software that will inspire creative ways to print.
Unique printing and ink technologies in PIXMA printers give outstanding, high quality prints.
Stylish All-In-One with the convenience of FINE cartridge system, perfect for everyday printing, copying and scanning. With A4 ISO ESAT speeds of 7.0ipm mono/4.8ipm colour there’s no need to wait long for documents to print. You can also create an A4 colour scan in approx. 14 seconds and A4 colour document copy in approx. 30 seconds.
The FINE print head with ink droplets as small as 2pl and a maximum resolution of 4800dpi ensure high quality prints with fine detail. The hybrid ink system with ChromaLife100+ ensures long lasting vivid colour images and crisp text.
Save money on ink
Print more for less with the cost-effective, high yield PG-512 and CL-513 cartridges. They provide significantly more prints than the standard equivalent, so there are longer periods between ink replacements, which is ideal if you print frequently.
My Image Garden
Experience the full creative potential of your PIXMA with this single toolbox for easy photo printing, scanning and access to online services. Its photo organising capabilities, including face recognition, enable you to discover long forgotten photos left on your PC and create attractive new designs for printing.
Print direct from Facebook
Create eye-catching reminders of your memorable times by printing photos directly from Facebook. In one simple operation, the Print Your Days app lets you print your, or your friends’, Facebook photos and create beautiful collages.
Capture movie moments
Full HD Movie Print lets you print quality photos from your movies shot on a Canon digital camera or camcorder. You can select individual frames or merge several frames into one to print, for amazing effects.
Smart web printing
It’s easy and efficient to print from the web with Easy-WebPrint EX. This Internet Explorer plug-in lets you clip sections from multiple web pages and combine them into one page, so you only print what you need.
Auto Power Off automatically turns the printer off after a selected time allowing you to save energy. For your convenience Auto Power On will switch it back on when you start printing. Quick Start technology means the All-In-One is ready-to-go just seconds after being powered on.
||Print, Copy, Scan |
||Quality photos |
|What's in the box
||All-In-One printer, 2 FINE cartridges, Power cord, Setup guide, Software and User’s manual CD |
||Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi |
||Inkjet FINE print head technology |
4-colour system with min. 2pl ink droplet size
2 FINE Cartridges with ChromaLife100+
|Mono Document Print Speed
||ESAT: Approx. 7.0 ipm¹ |
|Colour Document Print Speed
||ESAT: Approx. 4.8 ipm¹ |
|Photo Print Speed
||Bordered 10x15cm : Approx. 40 seconds¹ |
||Not available |
|Two Sided Printing
||Manual operation |
|Other Print Features
||Fit-to-Page print, Scaled print, Multiple page per sheet print, Booklet print, Poster print, Collate¹ |
|Standard Ink Cartridges
||2 FINE Cartridges |
|Optional Ink Cartridges
||High yield XL Cartridges |
|Ink Tank Life - Document Printing
||A4 Colour Document¹ |
Black: 220 pages
Black XL: 401 pages
Colour: 244 pages
Colour XL: 349 pages
|Ink Tank Life - Photo Printing
||10x15cm photo¹ |
Black: 1550* photos
Black XL: 3365* photos
Colour: 82 photos
Colour XL: 123 photos
* Estimated supplemental yield
||Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Pro Luster (LU-101), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101) |
|Maximum Paper Input
||Rear Tray: 100 sheets (max) |
||A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial #10), 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 20x25cm |
||Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m² |
Photo paper up to approx. 300 g/m² (Canon special media)
||Flatbed, CIS colour scanner |
|Scanner Resolution - Optical
||Up to 600 x 1200 dpi¹ |
|A4 Scan Speed
||Approx. 14 seconds¹ |
|Colour Scanning Depth
||Flatbed scan 48bit input / 24bit output (RGB each 16bit/8bit) |
||Flatbed scan 16bit input / 8bit output |
||TWAIN / WIA |
|Effective Scanning Width
||A4/LTR (216x297mm) |
|Text Recognition - OCR
||Yes (My Image Garden software) |
|Scan Methods & Enhancements
||Document Scan (PDF, Compact PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG), Photo Scan (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), Auto Scan Mode, PDF file creation with optional password security, Text recognition (OCR), Scan and Stitch, Scan to Cloud, Scan to e-mail |
|Copy Speed Colour Document
||sFCOT: Approx. 30 seconds¹ |
sESAT: Approx. 1.8 ipm¹
||max. 20 copies |
|Copy functions & enhancements
||Document copying (colour or mono) |
|Display Type & Size
||No display |
|Interface Type - PC / Mac
||Hi-Speed USB (B Port) |
||MP Driver including Scanning Utility |
My Image Garden
Full HD Movie Print¹
Easy-WebPrint EX (download)²
|Supported Operating Systems
||Windows 8 (32 and 64bit) |
Windows 7 (32 and 64bit)
Windows Vista (32 and 64bit)
Windows XP (32bit)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.8
|Windows System Requirements
||Windows 7: 1GHz or faster CPU, 1GB RAM (32bit) / 2GB RAM (64bit) |
Windows Vista SP1 or SP2: 1GHz or faster CPU, 512MB RAM
Windows XP SP3: 300MHz or faster CPU, 128MB RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Display: 800 x 600 or better
|Mac System Requirements
||Mac OS X v10.7: Intel Core2Duo (or higher) CPU, 1GB RAM |
Mac OS X v10.6: Intel CPU, 1GB RAM
Mac OS X v10.5.8: Intel CPU, 512MB RAM
Browser: Safari 3 or higher
Display: XGA 1024 x 768 or better
||Approx. 5.3 kg |
|Dimensions (W x D x H)
||444 x 329 x 153mm |
|Acoustic Noise Levels
||Approx. 44.7 dB¹ |
||10-90%RH (no dew condensation) |
||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz |
||Standby: Approx. 0.6 W (scanning lamp off) |
Off: Approx. 0.4 W
Copying: Approx. 10 W¹
Thanks to Canon’s unique print head technology (FINE), every PIXMA is able to print amazing quality documents and photos with speed. Genuine Canon inks guarantee maximum quality, long lasting prints and reliability of your printer.
Black FINE Cartridge
This pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The 9ml cartridge allows you to print up to 220 pages of A4 documents.
Colour FINE Cartridge
This colour cartridge contains Cyan, Magenta and Yellow inks and is used for printing colour documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system. The 9ml cartridge allows you to print up to 244 pages of A4 documents.
With Canon genuine high yield XL inks you can print more for less without compromising on quality. The PIXMA XL Inks provide significantly more prints than their standard equivalents ensuring longer periods between ink replacements – ideal if you print a lot.
Black XL FINE Cartridge
This high yield black ink provides more prints than the standard equivalent. The pigment black ink is used for printing documents and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The 15ml black ink cartridge allows you to print up to 401 pages of A4 documents.
Colour XL FINE Cartridge
This high yield colour ink provides more prints than the standard equivalent. The tri-colour ink tank with ChromaLife100+ system is used for printing colour documents and photos. This 13ml colour ink cartridge allows you to print up to 349 pages of A4 documents.
Canon ink value packs offer you convenience and savings. Twin and Triple Packs, contain two or three of the same inks while Multipacks contain two or more different inks for the same printer. Perfect for users who frequently print and medium to high-volume printing environments.
Black and Colour FINE Cartridge
This multipack contains one 9ml black and one 9ml colour cartridge and provides you with the full set of inks for your printer offering convenience and savings.
PG-512 Twin Pack
Black XL FINE Cartridges
The pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The Twin Pack contains two 15ml ink tanks and each allows you to print up to 401 pages of A4 documents.
Photo Paper Pro Platinum
Professional studio finish photo paper offering outstanding quality and fade resistance. With wide colour reproduction, this glossy heavyweight paper extends the creative potential of photographers.
Photo Paper Pro Luster
Achieve vivid colour and stunning monochrome photographic printing with Photo Paper Pro Luster, a professional photo paper with lustre texture for a traditional photolab look which you can create at home.
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
Canon’s Photo Paper Plus Glossy II is the perfect photo paper for superior quality output with a glossy finish. It provides the perfect finish for digital photographs and all your reprints.
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss
Canon’s Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, is a satin finish paper with the texture of real photographic paper. This high quality paper produces brilliant photographs with reduced glossiness for a softer finish.
Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use”
Glossy photo paper for printing everyday photographs and reprints with photo-lab quality. "Everyday Use" photo paper provides economical way to produce your holiday photos with glossy finish at home.
Matte Photo Paper
Matte Photo Paper produces high quality photographs, graphics and text with a matte finish. Also suitable for more creative uses, such as greetings cards, displays and paper craft.
High Resolution Paper
Professional This coated paper is designed to produce brilliant colours and sharp, vivid images. Ideal for printing high quality documents, spread sheets and presentations containing photos and graphics.
T-Shirt Transfer material
Customise your t-shirts, jerseys, cushion covers and more with photos, graphics or your own designs using this creative paper. Easily print and iron on to a cotton or poly-cotton material.
Easily print, peel and stick the photo stickers to most smooth surfaces. Use for personalizing with creative images, or simply use for high quality labelling, the choice is yours.
For precise ink yield information see www.canon-europe.com/ink/yield
For features availability please see the specific product specifications
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This short film comprises of 4 sections, each featuring a different demonstrator showing us just how easy it to use PIXMA features and software to enhance creative life at home.