The Canon PIXMA MP500 is a feature rich Canon series home printer. It is an ideal solution for creative home users looking for a high-resolution printer which can both meet the needs of a photo printing package as well as a versatile home printer. While many printers employ the nozzles and cartridge quality to meet the needs of a photo printer, the MP500 goes beyond that to pack a whole host of user designed features and components that will delight creative users.
One of the most prominent features of the MP500 is its rich color 2.5″ LCD viewer screen. Users looking for a direct print option will be delighted with this feature, as the printer also comes equipped also with a multi-card memory port for straight camera to printer connectivity. Unlike most mid-level home printers, this means that with the MP500, users can view their photos in true color before printing, even allowing for enhancements to ensure the most faithful reproductions.
The versatility of the MP500 also warrants mention. One of the truly unique features in this printing solution is the dual tray system. For users who frequently switch between photo paper and plain paper, this will come as a godsend. The dual tray allows for the printer to be stocked with both kinds of paper, eliminating the frustrations of constant removal and restocking.
Understanding that photo printing often comes with high ink costs, Canon has equipped the MP500 with individual color ink tanks to ensure the most economical use of color. Each tank is even fitted with smart LED’s to clearly alert when nearing empty.
The MP500 is a high spec photo printer that is also versatile to meet regular printing needs, and will satisfy even the most demanding creative users.