Review of the Canon Pixma MP190 printer and scanner

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Overall score:85%


  • Easy to use, very quiet operation, scan quality, value for money


  • Light prints, tri-colour ink cartridge, slow printing times


Canon Pixma MP190


Price as reviewed:


This printer is a small, neat package and simplicity itself. Setting up the unit is a fast process: after unpacking, just fit the two cartridges (a black No. 37 and a tri-colour No 38). Canon MP190 Chart

The MP190 can be used as a copier straight away without having to first connect up to a computer.

The controls include:

Power on,

Number of copies (1-9)

A4 plain paper

A4 or 10x15cm photo paper

Black copy

Colour copy

Scan tools

Cancel print.

The scanner has a resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi, which is more than sufficient for copying photographic prints and other printed materials.

Colour photographic printing is satisfactory but nothing special.

Using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy the prints lack the punch we all associate with Canon printers.

The printer was very slow, taking over three minutes to produce an A4 print at the high quality setting.

Features 16

Design 17

Print Quality 17

Scan Quality 18

Value 18


The MP190 is good value for money, but for quality photographic printing we will have to look to Canon's higher-end models.


Ink System:Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta
Resolution:4800 x 1280dpi