The Canon Pixma MX882 is a modestly priced multifunction printer with a wide variety of features. In addition to a built-in fax, it has a 35-page automatic document feeder (ADF) that can also print double-sided pages, plus a 3-inch color LCD, a memory card reader, PictBridge connectivity and both Ethernet and wireless networking capabilities. Its five separate ink tanks (four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black) produce superior text and photo quality, although some reviewers say its graphics and photocopy quality are merely okay. Compared to other inkjets, its speed is reasonable but not exceptional: about 11 pages per minute (ppm) for black-and-white text and just over a minute for a 4-by-6-inch photo. If $150 is a bit more than you're prepared to spend, the Brother MFC-J825DW (*Est. $115) offers a lot of features -- including a fax machine -- for less money, but its print quality is not considered as good.
The Canon Pixma MX882 gets thorough reviews from PCMag.com, ConsumerReports.org and PC World Australia, each of which performs speed and output tests. It also receives over 200 comments from users at Amazon.com, most of them highly positive.
Tony Hoffman awards the Canon Pixma MX882 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 for its design, text and photo quality and range of features. Its only downsides, he says, are its unremarkable speed and graphics output.
Review: Canon Pixma MX882 Wireless Inkjet Office All-in-One, Tony Hoffman, Feb. 9, 2011
2. PC World (Australia)
Campbell Simpson says the Canon Pixma MX882 offers excellent print quality and a wide range of features. He finds its touch-based controls "pointless," but still deems the MX882 Canon's best inkjet printer and the most suitable for a home office or small business.
Review: Canon Pixma MX885 inkjet multifunction printer, Campbell Simpson, March 25, 2011
The ConsumerReports.org website includes ratings for nearly 70 inkjet multifunction printers, including the Canon Pixma MX882. Each model gets scores for photo, text, graphics, scan and copy quality, and some comments from users are available as well.
Review: All-in-One Printer Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
More than 240 users review the Canon Pixma MX882, giving it an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of a possible 5. Reviewers praise the Pixma's print quality, speed, value and ease of use, and they love the duplexing feature. We saw only a few complaints about picture quality and reliability.
Review: Canon Pixma MX882 Wireless Office All-in-One Inkjet Printer (4894B002), Contributors to Amazon.com