This is a flatbed BJ printer that is multifunctional that has functions such as fax, scan, print, copy and direct print from a card. The printer like most recent canon products has a ADF (automatic document feeder). The printer official body color is grey but there are choices such as white and black. The printer uses the blue jet ink with advanced droplets that are micro fine for its printing method. The printer uses a speed of 22 papers per minute for the mono print option and a maximum of 14 papers per minute in the color mode. The printing resolution of the MP730 is like the same as of the MP720 with a DPI of 400x1200. The printer uses a single tank system with a semi permanent head. It prints at different percentages for different modes such as Cyan it can only print 570 pages with Magenta being at 440 pages.
215 of 216 people found the following review helpful
I have used a number of multifunction machines, both inkjet and laser, and I think this is one of the best available on the market right now. I had been planning to purchase one for home use for over a year, but kept waiting to see if Canon was going to introduce an MFP based on the i850 printer engine (which the MP730 is). As soon as I saw this model on Canon's website in early May, I began checking online reseller sites daily. I purchased it from the first (reputable) vendor that showed availa
I won't go into all the features of the unit, but here's what I really like about the MP730:
- Separate ink cartridges for each color - no wasted ink
- Extremely fast print speeds in all modes (draft, normal, best)
- Very reliable paper handling - no jams so far (I've printed about 500 pages to date)
- Very reliable document feeder paper handling - only one jam so far, and that was because the original was too slick and too small
- Extraordinary photo printing quality, particularly for a non-dedicated photo printer. Photos printed on the MP730 rival those output on our Canon S9000 (considered by many to be one of the best inkjet photo printers) and Canon S800 printers.
- It is a true multi-function unit. I have used other MFPs that don't multi-task at all (like the HP LaserJet 3200, which can't print or scan while it's receiving a fax). Our MP730 has had not had any trouble printing and faxing or printing and scanning at the same time.
68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
I have owned my MP730 for 3 months as of this writing. Previously I owned a canon 600 and 6000 color printers.
I like the ideal of having one machine to handle many tasks. Photo quality is good on plain paper and excellent on photo papers. Print: It printed well from draft to letter quality. Copy: I really like the one button copy function.The document feeder worked well for me be it a single or multiple pages. Scan: The scaning was fast and went off without a hitch to file or working documents.
Fax: The super g3 faxing is amazing. I faxed a 16 page document in the ADF in about 3 minutes.
As you can tell I really like canon printers. The reason is because they are well made and have been reliable for me. The biggest plus that really stands out to me is the individual ink tanks. Over the course of time you will literaly save hundreds of dollars by "ONLY REPLACING THE CARTRIDGE THAT IS EMPTY." Printing can be pretty expensive when you are tossing out $35-$40 cartridges when you are only out of one color.
Overall I give the MP730 high marks fo the usual Canon Quality.
67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
This is my second Canon color inkjet. The first is just a printer, but based on my positive experience wiht that, I was confident in buying a Canon this time around as well. That confidence was reinforced with the MP730.
In a nutshell, the positives are:
- Surprisingly quick printing for an injet, even in color. Faster than the laser from just a few years ago that it replaces
- Excellent print quality -- tested it with color photos at full size and it's outstanding
- Very slick design... smal
l footprint on the desk and looks good too.
- Both a flatbed AND fed copier -- this is very cool. I prefer to use the feeder most of the time (which is what my old multifunction had), but sometimes, if I'm copying a book or something, I wish I had a flatbed. This does both, again in a very compact size.
- Great Canon software and utilities for printing and other tasks
- Individually replaceable ink cartridges (saves money).