Canon Maxify MB2750 review

A surprisingly affordable well-equipped office workhorse

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We liked

With its two large-capacity drawers, high-yield ink cartridges and high-speed duplex printing, the Canon Maxify MB2750 is a real workhorse that will suit a busy small business setup. It is very well featured too, with a fax facility added to its print/scan/copy capabilities, a 3-inch touchscreen and support for AirPlay. The companion app works well with this printer too.

More importantly, the quality of its printing is better and more consistent than some other inkjets at this price point.

We disliked

Although the initial cost is low, running costs for the MB2750 are high, especially if the printer is used intermittently. That’s because it uses ink to clean its own printer heads and the refill cartridges are expensive. This means you’re unlikely to achieve the high per-cartridge yields that Canon quotes.  

It’s also one of the noisiest printers we’ve come across and it lacks some consumer-friendly features such as NFC or an SD card slot. The resolution of both scanning and printing is also quite limiting and not suited to printing or copying photos.

Final verdict

If you’re looking for a fast and fully featured multifunction printer for your office, the surprisingly affordable Maxify MB2750 lacks very little. With its high-capacity paper drawers and ADF tray, alongside fast print speeds, this machine makes a reliable workhorse and it performed well in our tests.

It’s not great at printing photos, however, and being an inkjet, the running costs are fairly high. It’s also noisy in operation and clearly built to a budget, but for the price, it’s ultimately a good deal.

Jim Hill

Jim is a seasoned expert when it comes to testing tech. From playing a prototype PlayStation One to meeting a man called Steve about a new kind of phone in 2007, he’s always hunting the next big thing at the bleeding edge of the electronics industry. After editing the tech section of Wired UK magazine, he is currently specialising in IT and voyaging in his VW camper van.