Canon Pixma MP830 /FAX
The Canon PIXMA MP830 Office All-In-One can save you time, space, and money. This
multi-function device enhances productivity and maximizes your home office space. You can
print high impact black and white documents at speeds of up to 30 pages-per-minute (ppm) and
up to 24ppm for color documents; or copy and fax documents in color or black and white, all
while printing beautiful borderless photos that look and feel like traditional film photos.
The MP830 uses Canon's five-color ContrastPLUS ink system with a
resolution of up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi. Employing an economical individual ink
ChromaLife100 long-lasting system and the PIXMA FINE print head technology with
3,584 nozzles ejecting ink droplets as small as one-picoliter, this All-In-One device
produces photographs that rival those made by photo labs.
You can print photo-lab-quality borderless 4 x 6-inch photos in approximately 36 seconds
(using the default setting of the printer driver). You can direct photo print from most
popular memory cards and PictBridge compatible cameras while also utilizing dual CCD
scanners that allow for high-quality, high-speed scans.
The MP830 provides
users with an automatic document feeder (ADF) that can copy or scan both sides of a document
automatically. The Auto Duplexing feature permits two-sided copying/scanning, without the
need to manually turn over pages and re-feed the document. You are also able to print two-
sided documents automatically as well. The ADF is capable of handling up to 35
sheets of letter-sized paper for copying, scanning, or faxing. For large volume print jobs,
the MP830 features a two way paper feed with a capacity of up to 300
sheets of letter-sized paper. On-unit control options include an Auto Exposure Copy
function that can alter the density and contrast of a document, an improved PDF creation
function (compared to previous software versions) when the unit is in scanning mode and a
"push scan" option that makes it easy to send an image to a computer as a file or an email
When used as a document printer the MP830 shifts into overdrive,
generating vibrant black and white documents at a rate of up to 30 ppm and brilliant color
documents at up to 24 ppm. In copy mode, the MP830 tops out at up
to 29 copies-per-minute (cpm) (monochrome) and up to 24-color cpm. Canon even designed
the unit's color Super G3 fax with speed, and ease of use in mind. It includes features
that allow users to receive up to 250 incoming pages; one-touch speed dialing (eight
numbers) and a coded speed dial function that can store up to 100 locations.
Photo printer, flatbed scanner, fax machine, color copier,
and multi-format card reader
Copy, scan and fax convenience with 35 page Automatic Document Feeder
Canon FINE print head, up to 9600dpi with 1 picoliter ink droplets
5-color photo ink system, individually replaceable tanks for economy
ChromaLife100 ink system, printed photos will resist color fading for at least 30 years
(100 years album life)
Dual paper paths with top and bottom trays, auto paper switching
Copy and scan 2 sided originals with auto duplex document feeder
Fast print speeds: 4 x 6 " borderless photo in 36 seconds
Borderless printing in 4 x 6", 5 x 7" and letter sizes
Large, tilting 2.5-inch color LCD for preview and editing
Image editing: Crop, brighten faces, remove red-eye, adjust color
USB 2.0 high speed I/O for printer and card reader drives
Direct print from CompactFlash, Microdrive, SmartMedia, SD,
MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO memory cards
Super G3 (33.6 Kbps) fax with memory for 100 coded speed dials and up to 250 incoming pages
PictBridge Direct USB printing from most modern digicams
The left side of the control panel has the On/Off power control.
Buttons for the selecting the COPY, FAX, SCAN, or MEMORY CARD functions.
The In Use/Memory lamp indicates the line is in use or that there are unprinted faxes
The Alarm lamp lights if there's a paper jam. The Feed Switch
button selects the top auto sheet feeder or the lower paper cassette.
The FAX Quality button sets the output resolution of scanned faxes.
The Enlarge/Reduce button controls the printed size of faxes. The Two-Sided button
enables the duplex mode.
The 01 through 08 buttons are for speed dialing your most commonly used fax numbers.
The Photo Index
Sheet button prints out a thumbnail index sheet from a memory card with images.
button lets you find a group of images by the date they were taken.
On the right side: the Menu button to access the custom and maintenance settings.
The Settings button calls up the menu(s) to configure paper size, media type,
and other settings specific to the selected mode. The Stop/Reset button cancels an
operation or exits a menu. The 4-way controller
lets you select pictures and navigate menu screens. Press the OK button to select menu
items and confirm selections. The Trimming button lets you crop an image.
The telephone keypad in the center is for entering fax numbers.
The Black button starts a black&white copy operation, the Color button starts a color copy.
The Stop/Reset button cancels a print operation or resets fax settings.
The MP830 has two paper sources; a top-mounted auto sheet loader and an internal
cassette in the bottom. Both the upper and lower paper trays can support up to 150 sheets
of letter-size plain paper as well as 4x6" photo paper, 5x7" photo paper, letter-size
photo paper and #10 envelopes. The lower tray is ideal for photo paper as it
is protected against dust and ready for a quick media change.
You can load different paper in the top and bottom trays and then select it with either
the printer driver or the control panel pushbutton. Both top and bottom trays can be
loaded with plain paper, the printer can be set to automatically switch between them when one runs
out of paper.
The auto duplex Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) can read both sides of a 2 sided document
and can hold 35 pages of originals at one time, making it much easier to fax multi-page
documents. Super G3 (33.6 Kbps) fax with transmission speeds of approx. 3 sec/page in Black
and approx. 1 min.20 sec./page in color. There are 8 one-touch buttons for speed dialing and
internal memory for 100 coded speed dials and up to 250 incoming pages.
And of course the MP830 lets you to directly FAX from your PC, most applications
allow you to fax documents just as easily as printing them.
On top is a letter-sized 2400x4800 dpi flatbed scanner. You can create
borderless copies of photos or documents in credit card, 4"x6", 5"x7" and letter sizes.
Paper documents can converted to text with the included Scansoft OmniPage SE software or
stored electronically as PDF files with the 'Scan-to-PDF' function from within the driver.
To make a copy or scan a photo print, a book, a magazine or such, lift up the lid,
place your document face-down, close the lid and press the COPY button.
Press the Settings button to change media type, size, print quality or scaling. If the
settings are good then press the "Black" button to make a monochrome copy or "Color" to
make a color copy.
The SCAN button is used to digitize photos and can only be used when the MP830 is
connected to a computer, it works with the ScanGear program (see below.)
The optical resolution of the CCD scanner element is 2400 x 4800 dpi with a maximum
scanning area of 8.5 x 11.7 inches.
The included ScanGear software can be launched from the MP Navigator program or
called up as a TWAIN application from your graphic program.
Advanced driver software helps to restore faded photos and correct for strongly backlit
scenes. There are also options for Auto Tone, Unsharp Mask, Descreen, Reduce Dust and
Scratches and Grain Correction. Output resolution is settable from 50 to 1600 dpi.
Located on the front are the printer's two built-in flash card slots. The MP830 can read
directly from CompactFlash (Type I and II including Microdrives), SmartMedia, Secure
Digital, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO. Note: xD-Picture Card,
Mini SD and Memory Stick DUO can be used with appropriate adapters.
The card slots are used for direct printing of JPEG or TIFF images and can also be used
like a high-speed card reader to transfer photos to your hard drive thanks to the USB 2.0
connectivity. The card slots
will appear as removable drives whenever a card is inserted.
The large 2.5-inch color LCD can be tilted to any angle so it's easy to see whether you're
standing up or sitting down. After you insert a memory card you can browse through your
images in the same manner as you do on your digital camera. You can preview and
select images easily with the LCD and control panel buttons.
- lets you select the paper size, media type, quality,
printing type and date stamping.
Page 2 - lets you enable Photo Optimizer PRO (POP) to
auto optimize brightness and tone. Red-eye Correction to eliminate the occurence of flash
red-eye in "people pictures. Enable Vivid Photo to enhance blue and green colors.
Enable Noise Reduction to eliminate noise in blue and black areas. Enable Face Brightener
to lighten a face when taking in heavily backlit lighting.
The Trimming function lets you crop out and print only the desired portion of a photo.
PictBridge USB port for direct printing from most modern
digital cameras and video camcorders.
You simply connect to the printer using the
camera's standard USB download cable.
Turn your camera on in play mode and follow the PictBridge screens on the camera's
LCD monitor. Shown here are the PictBridge screens from a
Canon Powershot S410.
It's this simple with -any- PictBridge compatible camera, not just those
made by Canon. Most digicam manufacturers have added PictBridge compatibility
into their cameras since 2004.