MP 495 printer from Canon is available for 80 dollars with great printer quality. It is capable of performing multi tasks and even though it is less expensive for such an output quality you may end up in spending high amounts for the ink if you wish to print larger number of copies per month.
The printer is black in colour with glossy surface more appealing to the users. It weighs 12.2 pounds and can be accommodated very easily requiring less space. The user interface of MP 495 is provided with LED lights only which invariably differs with that of MP 5220 model. Some keys are not labelled properly in this printer. This Pixma model has black colour button meant for copying only.
This printer does not accommodate LCD screen and hence it relies on LED lights and other buttons for its function. It is equipped with a tray for holding 150 papers which can also hold envelope and photo paper. The tray meant for output can house up to 50 papers and this cannot be a suitable printer for you if you intend to print news letters or brochures very often.
It is very easy to set up and install MP 495. It comes with wireless connectivity for internet and an USB port also. In case if you find any problem with network connection, then you have to seek guidance from manual which can be confusing and misleading.
Like any other Canon printer MP 495 uses two cartridges one is colour and the other is black. If there is separate cartridge for various colours, then you have to spend more amounts on purchasing ink for them. If you are going to use only black colour then it will not cost much for you to use this printer.
If you close both the trays of the printer, then MP 495 will be looking still smaller and stylish.
This model offers two additional features. You can print photographs taken from HD film and you can also print documents using your iPhone app with photo print feature, but both carries some limitations for practical use.
MP 495 is an excellent printer for scanning, printing and is functions are great when compared to its low price. Even in the middle of printing process, it is possible to load more papers into the input tray. But the printer does not have feature for double side prints done automatically.
Talking about its speed, it is not very fast but runs with reasonable speed. On comparison with similar models of other brands, the speed of MP 495 is slow. And it becomes slower if you operate it on high quality mode. Anyway, that does not matter if you want high quality of the print out. Similar was the case if the printer is used for printing photographs or pictures or it is used for scanning and copying images. Owing to its low price and high quality printouts all these flaw can be compromised.
The only issue needs to be sorted out is the price of ink. One way of reducing the cost of ink is using higher capacity cartridges on the printer. If you are concerned about the quality of the print and not its speed, then MP 495 is the ideal printer for your home or office.