Printer specifications MX870

Article ID: ART132329 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 11/30/2015


Printer specifications MX870


MX870 Printer Specifications


Type Desktop serial color inkjet printer
Paper feeding method Auto sheet feed (rear tray, cassette, automatic duplex printing)
Resolution Color: 9,600 x 2,400 dpi (max.)
Black: 600 x 600 dpi
Print Speed Color Photo: Approx. 39 sec.2
Black: ESAT;9.4 ipm1
Color: ESAT;6.1 ipm1
1 "ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See for additional details."

2 Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. Click here for additional information.

Printing direction Bidirectional, uni-directional
Print width Max. 203.2 mm (216 mm in borderless printing)
  Computer Hi-Speed USB (port B), Bluetooth ver. 2.0 with max. communication speed of 1.44 Mbps (optional, HCRP supported)
  Camera Direct Direct print port (PictBridge)
  Mobile phone Bluetooth v. 2.0: Max. speed 1.44 Mbps (optional, JPEG / PNG files supported, OPP / BIP supported)
Direct print port (PictBridge supported)
  Wired/Wireless LAN See "Network" below.
Paper feed .
. Rear tray .
. . Stacking capacity Max. 13 mm (Approx. 150 sheets of 64 g/m2 plain paper)
. . Paper weight 64 to 105 g/m2, Canon specialty paper 300 g/m2 at the maximum
. . Paper specifications Plain paper   A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal
High Resolution Paper HR-101N A4, Letter
Photo Paper Pro Platinum PT-101: A4, Letter, 4x6, 8x10
Photo Paper Pro II PR-201 A4, Letter, 4x6, 8x10
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II PP-201 A4, Letter, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201: A4, Letter, 4x6, 8x10
Glossy Photo Paper GP-501/502: A4, Letter, 4x6
Matte Photo Paper MP-101: A4, Letter, 4x6
Photo Stickers PS-101 .
T-shirt Transfer TR-301 .
Envelope:   DL-size, COM #10
. Cassette .
    Stacking capacity Max. 13 mm (Approx. 150 sheets of 64 g/m2 plain paper)
    Paper weight 64 to 105 g/m2, Canon specialty paper 300 g/m2 at the maximum
    Paper specifications Plain paper   A4, A5, B5, Letter
Super White Paper SW-201: A4
Acoustic noise Approx. 44 dB (A)
Note: When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 4x6" Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings.
Environmental requirements During operation Temperature 5C to 35C (41F to 95F)
Humidity 10%RH to 90%RH (no condensation)
Non operation Temperature 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)
Humidity 5%RH to 95%RH (no condensation)
Power supply
(Power consumption)
Power supply voltage Frequency Power consumption
AC 100 to 240 V 50/60 Hz Copying*1 Standby*2 OFF*3
Approx. 22 W Approx. 3.4 W Approx. 0.9 W
*1: When copying ISO/JIS-SCID N2 (printed by inkjet printer) on A4 size plain paper using default settings.
*2: Scanning lamp is off, USB connection to PC
*3: USB connection to PC
External dimensions With the trays retracted: Approx. 19.4 (W) x 17.2 (D) x 8.9 (H) inches
With the trays extended*: Approx. 19.4 (W) x 24.1 (D) x 18.3 (H) inches

* Document cover opened, paper support and paper output tray extended

Weight Approx. 26.1 lbs, including the print head and ink tanks, and excluding the optional units
ADF capacity Supported paper: Plain paper
Paper weight: 50 to 90 gsm (feeding multiple sheets of paper) 50 to 105 gsm (feeding a single sheet of paper)
A4 or LTR: Max. 35 sheets (20 lb / 75 gsm paper), up to 0.20 inches / 5 mm high
LGL: Max. 30 sheets (20 lb / 75 gsm paper), up to 0.16 inches / 4 mm high
Automatic scanning of sides of paper: Available
Related standards Electromagnetic radiance VCCI, FCC
Electrical safety: UL
Environmental regulations: Energy Star, Eco Mark, Law on Promoting Green Purchasing
Serial number location On the upper portion of the spur holder (visible when the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened)
Remaining ink amount detection Available (detection by optical method and dot count, enabled at default)
Print head alignment Available (manual alignment)
Use plain paper for manual alignment




Wired LAN Network Type IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX) / IEEE802.3 (10BASE-T)
Transmission System 100M/10Mbps (auto switchable)
Wireless LAN Network Type IEEE802.11g/IEEE802.11b (Compatible with IEEE802.11n*)
* Transmission rate will be limited to IEEE802.11g and operate in the 2.4GHz frequency band.
Frequency Band

2.412GHz-2. 462GHz

Channel 1-11
Transmission System OFDM/DS-SS system
Data Rate 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps(IEEE802.11g, auto switchable), 11/5.5/2/1Mbps(IEEE802.11b, auto switchable)
Range indoor 50m (depend on the transmission speed and conditions)
Security WEP64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES), Administration password




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