The PIXMA MX926 has a 9600x2400dpi print-head, so it should be able to print just about as finely as the top photo printers on the market. It does a really good job of fine detail in borderless A4 prints, as long as you're printing from an appropriately high quality source. Print speeds are not great when you're producing a high quality photo, even at 6x4in sizes, but we're happy to wait for the MX926's good results.
The MX926 has a quiet mode that can be enabled, slowing down print speeds slightly but saving your ears the drone of the print-head whizzing back and forth. We left this on for everything but our printing speed-test - given the option, we'd choose a quiet printer over a quick one any day. You can also set the quiet mode to turn on and off at specific times of day - when you're working in your home office in the evening with kids around, having the printer as quiet and unobtrusive as possible is a smart move.
The PIXMA MX926's driver interface may not look as modern or polished as HP's, or Epson's, but it's straight-forward, easy to understand, and customisable. We opted to make the print status box pop up every time printing started, on top of all other dialog boxes, with an up-to-date ink level report - call us paranoid, but we like to know exactly what's going on when we click Print.
Canon PIXMA MX926: Conclusion
Canon's PIXMA MX926 produces monochrome and colour documents quickly, quietly, and clearly - they look great considering inkjets are usually inferior to laser printers in this area. High quality photo prints, built-in Wi-Fi, automatic duplex scanning and printing are icing on the cake.
If you're looking for a versatile small office or home office printer, we'd give serious consideration to the MX926.
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