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VAT on Canon Pixma MP280 ink cartridges see 1 answer
I want to order Canon CL-513 and PG-512 ink cartridges for the Pixma MP280. Is VAT charged on these products?
VAT is charged on all of our products, the cost excluding VAT is shown in red and the cost including VAT is shown in brackets.Answered by Laura Tidman (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
Pixma MP280 ink cartridge setup see 1 answer
I can't get the printer (Canon MP280) to work although I've installed the inks and followed instructions carefully. I do not want to ever use colour ink. We never do photos and we've only used black ink cartridges for all the printers we've owned in the past. We only need the printer to print emails or download news items from the internet. The manual doesn't say we need to have a colour cartridge installed. If indeed, the printer will not work without one, I never would have bought this printer. I hope you will help me?
As we do not sell printers it's difficult for us to advise on the specific functions of every printer model. It is common that a colour printer such as the Canon Pixma MP280 will require both a black and a colour cartridge installed in the printer with at least some remaining ink in order to print in black. However, there may be a setting that will bypass this so you can print without a colour cartridge. This information should be available in your printer manual. Otherwise, we would advise that you contact Canon directly for technical support.Answered by Daniel Zieba (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
Replacing Canon MP280 print cartridge see 1 answer
Please can you me tell where the cartridge is hidden in the Pixma MP280 printer and how to replace it? Many thanks, Joe.
These instructions should be in your Canon Pixma MP280 printer manual. If you don't have this manual any longer you can download it on the Canon website.Answered by Daniel Kelman (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
Canon Pixma MP280 ink yields see 1 answer
Hi there, my Canon Pixma MP280 cartridges don't print anywhere near the quantities you say they should do. Why?
The ink yields stated on our website are always based on the manufacturer's estimate. However, please be aware that the yield of a Canon Pixma MP280 ink cartridge is based on printing at 5% coverage of an A4 page. If you're printing anything above 5% coverage or graphics that might use up a lot of ink then the page yield of the cartridge will be significantly less. This hopefully explains why you're not getting the same number of pages as you'd anticipated.Answered by Paul Kielty (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
Do you supply your own replacement cartridges see 1 answer
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unfortunately we only supply genuine canon cartridges for this printer i'm afraid.Answered by Jonathan Melbourne (Staff Member) - 3 months ago
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Canon Pixma MP280 Printer Review
Expert review of the Canon Pixma MP280 printer 01 March, 2012
This inexpensive all-in-one printer packs powerful features in one compact and stylish body and is designed for small offices and homes. It makes photo printing easier for the amateur photographer. However, the Canon Pixma MP280 lacks wireless networking and a document feeder. Users also complain that the control panel is overwhelming, and that replacement inks are pricey.
The Pixma MP280 is sleek and compact device at 6 inches tall and almost 18 inches wide, so it does not take up too much space. It is quite lightweight and mobile, with a sturdy construction. The Canon Pixma MP280 can be noisy when in ‘fast’ mode. The control panel is readily accessible on top of the machine, but it lacks an LCD screen. Connectivity options are limited to wired USB. The scanner promises vivid images with a resolution of 2400 pixels per inch.
It is an inexpensive multifunction printer that can scan and copy, too. The print quality is solid especially for graphics and text. It is capable of HD Photo printing as well as fast borderless printing (a 4x6-inch borderless print on photo paper is finished in just 43 seconds). Using the Hybrid Ink System, the Canon Pixma MP280 delivers crisp text and vivid photos.
The Canon Pixma MP280’s ‘quiet mode’ doesn’t seem to work. Noise level is still high, even when printing drafts. At 4.8 ppm in colour and 8.4 ppm in monochrome, it is slower than similar printers from other brands. Inks for the Canon Pixma MP280 are not budget-friendly. Some users report being confused with the control panel, too. Connectivity is limited to a USB cord, and there are no built-in card readers or wireless capabilities, making it time-consuming to print documents and photos from mobile devices.