Canon Pixma MX892 Review: First Look

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Canon introduced the Pixma MX892 as the flagship model of its office lineup last month, following in the footsteps of the three office ready AIOs – the Pixma 512, Pixma MX432 and Pixma MX372 – announced in February.

The Pixma MX892 offers automatic double sided print, scan, copy and fax functionality along with a 35-sheet duplex automatic document feeder, print speeds up to 12.5 ipm in black and 9.3 ipm in color, a print resolution up to 9600 x 2400 dpi, and mobile and cloud capable printing solutions.

Want to know more about the latest Pixma Office All-in-One? Read on for a first look at build, design, specs, pricing and more as well as plenty of photos from our lab. And make sure to come back soon to read our full review!

Build & Design
Design-wise, the Pixma MX892 is very similar to the previous generation Pixma MX882 with the same dimensions – 19 x 18 x 9 inches in nonuse – the same stylish black exterior and the same 3-inch LCD along with the Dual Function Panel allowing customers to navigate the large, easy to read buttons pertaining to the device you are using (scan, copy, fax, etc.).

But Canon took it a step further with the Pixma MX892, adding a 35-sheet duplexing automatic document feeder so that users can scan, copy or fax large double sided documents up to legal size with ease while completing other tasks.

The 8.5 x 11.7-inch flatbed scanner is found beneath the ADF and offers an optical scan resolution up to 2400 x 4800 dpi. Other scan features include: Auto Document Fix, Auto Duplex Scan, Auto Scan Mode, Network Scan, Push Scan and Scan to Memory.

Pull down the front panel/output tray, press the small black button on the left side of the flatbed and lift at the middle to access the print head and five individual ink cartridges. The Pixma MX892 ships with a PGI-225 pigment based black ink cartridge and four CLI-226 dye based ink cartridges (CMYK). As far as I can tell from Canon’s website, they do not offer high capacity ink cartridges as of this writing.

There are two paper trays on the Pixma MX892; a 150-sheet collapsible rear fed tray and a 150-sheet front side pull out paper tray. Canon recommends using the front side tray for more standard copy paper while using the rear-fed tray for more diverse media such as envelopes, photo paper and more.

The Pixma MX892 features a built-in card reader with a front side USB/PictBridge port. The Pixma MX892 is compatible with the following media: SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus, CompactFlash, Microdive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO duo.

All connections are found on the back of the Pixma MX892. Customers can select to set up their new device via a Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wireless LAN or Ethernet connection (USB and Ethernet cables are not provided).

Pixma MX892 Specifications:

  • 4-in-1 inkjet: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 12.5 ipm in black, 9.3 ipm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 9600 x 2400 dpi
  • 3-inch LCD with Dual Function Panel
  • 35-sheet duplex ADF
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Built-in card reader with front side USB port
  • Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Pixma Cloud Link
  • Paper capacity: 150-sheet cassette, 150-sheet rear fed tray
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wireless LAN
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 1-year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability
The Canon PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO printer will be available in May through Canon and authorized retailers for the suggested selling price of $199.99.

Supplies and accessories are also available via the Canon Direct Store. Purchase a set of replacement cartridges for $67.98 (with the PGI-225/CLI-226 4 Color Pack and separate CLI-226BK cartridge).

Canon offers a 1-year limited warranty with the InstantExchange Program as well as 1-year toll-free technical phone support.

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