Canon Pixma MX895 review

Is this productivity all-rounder the ideal printer for your home?

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  • Solid all-round printer
  • Superb photo prints
  • Good range of features


  • Photos could be sharper

Canon's Pixma range of multifunction inkjets has an enviable reputation for quality, and this business-orientated all-rounder is no exception. Replacing the MX885, it adds AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Pixma Cloud Link to an already-impressive features set.

With a 35-sheet Duplex ADF, builtin fax and Ethernet or Wi-Fi networking, it's clearly designed for the home office. It also has auto Duplex for two-sided printing, and you can print from USB, memory cards or directly from your camera with Pictbridge.

There's also a rear tray for photo paper, envelopes or letterheads. Print quality is excellent. Text is clear and well defined, even at small point sizes, and photos are impressively coloured, though they could be a little sharper. Scanning and photocopying are pretty good too, though straight scanner-to-paper copies are a little lifeless.

Best scan to your computer and tweak the image if a higher quality is required. It's pretty fast, printing our 20-page test document in around two minutes, 20 seconds; not as fast as an HP Officejet, which can do it in about a minute and a half, but wholly acceptable.

If you're sharing a document printer in a small office, you might be better off with a HP Officejet. But for an all-round home office printer that handles photos well, this is ideal.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed20 Second
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity300 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
ISO Color Copy Speed (ipm)7
ISO Color Print Speed (ipm)9.3
ISO Mono Print Speed (ipm)12.5
Product FamilyPIXMA MX
Maximum Print Resolution9600 x 2400 dpi
Brand NameCanon
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelope No. 10, DL Envelope, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, Envelope No. 10 - 105 mm x 241 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Maximum Fax Resolution300 x 300 dpi
Optical Resolution2400 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Fax ColorColour
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Maximum Input Media Capacity300 sheets
USB Direct PrintingYes
Height218 mm
Width491 mm
Depth448 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Matte Paper
Product SeriesMX
Colour Depth48-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelMX895
Product NamePIXMA MX895
Product LinePIXMA
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size7.5 cm (3")
Modem Speed33.60 Kbps
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part Number5786B008AA
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

PIXMA MX895 enjoys prints of the highest quality with this All-In-One. With network, Wi-Fi and PIXMA Cloud Link, this device also offers double sided prints, copies, faxes and scan capabilities.

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • PIXMA MX895
  • Software CD
Limited Warranty1 Year
Transmission Speed3 sec/page
Weight (Approximate)11.70 kg