Canon Pixma MP280 All-in-One Printer

The Canon Pixma MP280 is a compact all-in-one inkjet printer costing only R540. Printing in tiny 2pl jet ink droplets, the Pixma MP280 delivers vivid, detailed photos and the crispest text to a maximum print resolution of 4800×1200 dpi.

This highly affordable printer also gives you to play your movie using the Full HD Movie Print software, and pause to capture a frame or frames to print. Advanced Canon technologies enhance the image to produce photo quality you never thought possible from a movie. 

And it does it at good speed too. Document print speeds are a useful 8.4 ipm in mono or 4.8 ipm in colour. A borderless 10x15cm photo-lab quality print is delivered in just 43 seconds.

Auto Scan Mode automatically recognises what is being scanned – a photo or a document – before saving it using the most suitable settings. It then scans in detail using the 1200dpi scanner.

Canon Pixma MP280 printer

Canon Pixma MP280 specifications:

Available Functions: Print, Scan, Copy


Print Resolution: Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi
Print Engine: InkJet 4-ink with minimum 2 pl ink droplets and FINE Cartridges
Photo Lab Quality Speed: Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 43 seconds
Mono Print Speed: ESAT: Approx. 8.4 ipm
Colour Print Speed: ESAT: Approx. 4.8 ipm
Ink Cartridge Configuration: FINE Cartridge – PG-510, CL-511 (Optional – PG-512, CL-513)
Black Ink Tank Life: Black: 220 pages (PG-510), 401 pages (optional PG-512)
Black: 2955 photos* (PG-510), 7275 photos* (optional PG-512)
* Estimated supplemental yield
Colour Ink Tank Life Colour: 244 pages (CL-511), 349 pages (optional CL-513)
Colour: 83 photos (CL-511), 122 photos (optional CL-513)
Media Type: Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), 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)
Media Input: Rear Tray: Max. 100 sheets
Media Size: Rear Tray: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL, COM10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Media Weight: Rear Tray: Plain paper 64 to 105 g/m² and Canon special media up to approx. 300 g/m²
Two Sided Printing: Available by manual operation using plain paper
(Windows only)
Borderless Printing: Yes (A4, Letter, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm)
Print Driver Features: Collate, multiple page per sheet print, booklet print¹, poster print¹, scaled print¹, fit-to-page print, Photo Noise Reduction, photo effects


Scanner Type: Flatbed CIS colour scanner
Scanner Resolution Optical: Up to 1200 x 2400dpi
A4 Scan Speed (reflective): Approx. 15 seconds
Colour Scanning Depth: 48 bit input / 24 bit output (RGB each 16 / 8 bit)
Halftone/Greyscale: 16 bit input / 8 bit output
Compatibility: TWAIN / WIA
Effective Scanning Width: A4/LTR (216x297mm)
OCR Bundle: Yes (MP Navigator EX)
Scan Methods & Enhancements: Push-scan, Auto Scan Mode, Auto Document Fix, PDF file creation/editing/password security, Stitch Assist, Correct document orientation, Prevent show through, Correct slanted documents, Photo corrections (Fading correction, Grain correction, Reduce dust and scratches, Backlight correction, Auto Tone), Gutter Shadow Correction, Text (OCR)
Function with MP Navigator EX


Colour/Photo Copy: Yes
Copy Speed Colour Document: FCOT: Approx. 37 secs.
Multiple Copy: 1-9 pages, 20 pages
Copy functions & enhancements: Fit-to-page copy, borderless copy


Display Type & Size: 7 Segment LCD Display
Interface Type – PC / Mac: Hi-Speed USB (B Port)
Supported Operating System: Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit), Windows XP SP2, SP3
Mac OS X v.10.4.11 – 10.6
OS Requirements: Windows 7: 1 GHz or faster cpu, 1 GB RAM (64 bit requires 2 GB RAM)
Windows Vista (32/ 64 bit): 1 GHz or faster cpu, 512 MB RAM
Windows XP SP2,3: 300 MHz or faster cpu, 128 MB RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or higher
CD-ROM Drive
Display: 1024 x 768 or better
Mac OS 10.6: Intel Processor, 1 GB RAM
Mac OS 10.5: Intel or PowerPC Processor (G4, G5, 867 MHz or faster)
Mac OS 10.4.11: Intel or PowerPC Processor (G5, G4, G3), 256 MB RAM
Browser: Safari 3 or higher
CD-ROM Drive
Display: 1024 x 768 or better
Software Included: Canon Multifunctional drivers, Canon MP Navigator EX (including OCR and PDF file creation), Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX with Full HD Movie Print function, Canon Easy-WebPrint EX, and Canon Solution Menu EX


Dimensions (W x D x H) approx. 450 x 335 x 153mm
Temperature Range: Operating environment: 5° – 35° C
Humidity: Operating humidity: 10 – 90% RH (no dew condensation)
Acoustic Noise Levels: Print: Approx. 45.5 dB(A)
When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings
Weight: Approx. 5.5 kg
Power Source: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: Standby: Approx. 0.8 W (when scanning lamp is off),
Off: Approx. 0.4 W,
Copying: Approx 10.0 W

Date: 27 Aug 2012