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Canon PIXMA MX455 review

Can this cut-price Canon keep up with the big boys? We find out

Our Verdict

For

  • Excellent value
  • Very good text quality
  • Strong photo prints

Against

  • Slow for an office printer

It seems incredible that you can buy a multifunction printer with fax for under £60, but that's all this new office-orientated Canon PIXMA MX455 costs.

Keeping the price down has resulted in a few compromises, but there's plenty to commend it too.

You can connect through USB or Wi-Fi, but not Ethernet. For mobile printing there's AirPrint and Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint app, but PIXMA Cloud Link isn't supported, which means no native Google Cloud Print.

There's no colour screen, just a two-line LCD, and only two ink tanks, a pigment black and tri-colour. This makes it more expensive to run, as you have to replace the three-colour tank even if only one of the colours has run out. Don't expect auto-duplex either.

There's a 30-sheet ADF for the scanner, but only one 100-sheet paper input. If you want to switch to photo paper or letterheads, you have to reload. The output tray is a little short too.

The MX455 excels in print quality. Text is clear and bright, though a little slow. Photo paper prints are near lab quality, and even a default-settings plain paper photo print impressed. Although not very lively, it was clear, smooth and made good use of colour. A photocopy of a recent MacFormat cover was very good, despite a little banding.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed46 Second
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity100 sheets
USBYes
ISO Color Copy Speed (ipm)4.7
ISO Color Print Speed (ipm)5.5
ISO Mono Print Speed (ipm)9.7
Product FamilyPIXMA MX
Maximum Print Resolution4800 x 1200 dpi
Brand NameCanon
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Media SizeA4, Letter, A5, B5, Legal, DL Envelope, Com10 Envelope, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, B5 - 1760 mm x 250 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, Com10 Envelope - 105 mm x 241 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Maximum Fax Resolution300 x 300 dpi
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Fax ColorColour
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Maximum Input Media Capacity100 sheets
USB Direct PrintingYes
Wireless Print TechnologyApple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print
Height200 mm
Width458 mm
Depth385 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope, Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Pro Luster Photo Paper, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Glossy Photo Paper, Matte Photo Paper, High Resolution Paper, T-shirt Transfer, Photo Sticker
Product SeriesMX
Colour Depth48-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelMX455
Product NamePIXMA MX455
Product LinePIXMA
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Modem Speed33.60 Kbps
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part Number6989B008AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Canon PIXMA MX455
Stylish Office All-In-One with fully-integrated ADF and Wi-Fi

Stylish and compact with Wi-Fi, this Office All-In-One delivers multipage copying and scanning with integrated 30-page ADF. Easily print from, and scan to, your smartphone or tablet.

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedMac, PC
Package Contents
  • PIXMA MX455
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Tri-Colour Ink Cartridge
  • Power Cord
  • Telephone Cable
  • Setup Guide
  • Software and User's Manual CD
Limited Warranty1 Year
Transmission Speed3 sec/page
Weight (Approximate)8.40 kg