|About the Canon Printer MB5460|
The Canon Maxify MB5460 presents itself as a classy looking all-in-one printer with a compact footprint and plenty of versatility. You can use USB, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi to hook it up in your small (or home) office, or you can make use of Wi-Fi direct or Cloud services and apps to print from mobile devices and remote locations. The print technology is inkjet, the recommended output is 1000 pages per month, and the overall efficiency of the printer is quite high.
Its the type of printer that competes against models such as HPs Officejet line up of inkjet-based office printers, and while it may feel a little counterintuitive to think of an inkjet as an office workgroup printer, models such as the Maxify MB5460 offer a total cost of ownership that should be pleasing for workloads that arent consistently heavy. That said, it does have a paper capacity of 500 sheets.
A dull finish ensures that there is only a minimum of plastic in the packaging of the printer, and that plastic is mostly restricted to the tape that holds the flappy bits in place during transportation. Compared to other recent printers that weve seen, which feature a glossy finish, the waste from the Canons unpacking routine was minimal.
Four ink cartridges need to be installed (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black), with each having its own plastic wrap. They are fed one by one into a spring-loaded printhead. Its a similar set-up procedure to that of the HP Officejet 8620 that we also recently reviewed, except that the Canon didnt have a little engine room light to assist the installation. The printer accepts XL versions of these cartridges (model name PGI-2600XL), which cost $50 for each colour, and $58 for black. The yield for each XL colour is 1500 pages, while for black its 2500 pages
You get a two-tray set-up straight out of the box (each capable of accommodating 250 sheets), and there is also a built-in duplexer for printing on both sides of the paper. You can set it up on your wireless network using WPS or manual settings, or you can use Ethernet to connect it directly to your router. There is a 3in LCD touchscreen panel on the printer that you can use to enable these functions and set up the connection, but be warned that it can be hard to do things such as scrolling through settings due to the small screen area and the force thats needed to register a touch.