Friday, April 20, 2012

Canon Pixma MP287 ALL in One Printer Review, Specs and Ink Refill

Canon Pixma MP287 Inkjet Printer Quick Start and High Speed Printing

Canon Pixma MP287 ALL in ONE is my first inkjet printer I bought at P3,495 with 3 years warranty promo. Overall performance and print quality is excellent except for some things.

What's in the BOX?

1 Canon MP287 Printer
1 MP280 Driver Disc
1 User Manual - Multi Language
1 USB Connector
1 Power Cable
1 PG-810 Black cartridge
1 CL-811 Color cartridge

Here is my Review for Canon Pixma MP287 Inkjet Printer:


1. Cheap Price for ALL in ONE printer (Print, Scan and Copy features)
2. Printer bundled with 1 set of Genuine ink (PG-810 Black and CL-811 Colored costing P1,730)
3. Fast StartUP
4. High speed printing
5. Scan and Copy is fast and quality is excellent especially color copies.
6. Print Head is located on the ink cartridge - the reason why MP287 is better for CISS than other brand.


1. It is not a standalone printer, you need a PC to RUN it except for copying.
2. Genuine ink cost is expensive (1 set of cartridge cost P1,730, includes PG-810 Black (P745) and CL-811(P985) Colored.
3. Photo Print Quality is a bit darker.
4. Text document is DULL on Fast print settings.
5. Colored cartridge is TRI-COLOR( if one color is depleted, you should replace the cartridge).
6. Legal documents copying and scanning  is not possible.

Sample A4 Colored Picture Printed with Canon Pixma MP287

Canon Pixma MP287 Printer Genuine Ink vs Ink Refill

With 3 years warranty, surely this printer would make a long long way to go and 1 set of genuine ink cartridge costing P1,730, I have doubt that having to replace it with genuine ink would save me for cost in the long run than the 3 years warranty it offers.

Why use a Refill Ink?


1. It saves you up to 50% - 96% on Ink cost.
2. Help the environment by recycling the cartridges.
3. Good for everyday printing documents.


1. Void your printer warranty.
2. Low quality (pictures and documents).
3. Prone to errors.

Canon MP287 CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System) Refill Cost and Price

There are many Ink refilling station and offering CISS conversion in the market and the choice is yours. Here are some of them. You can find them on SM Malls and Waltermart.

Ink All You Can - CISS starts at P3,000;
Black PG-810 Ink refill = P350
Color CL-811 Ink refill = P400

InkRite - CISS starts at P2,700
Printer for Less starts at P2,000
INK 1 - CISS starts at P1,800

So, if you want a quality printing of pictures and documents, then use a canon genuine ink and if you are cost conscious person, a refill and CISS is a good choice.

Canon Pixma MP287 Inkjet Printer Specs

Price: P3,495
Features: Print, Copy and Scan
Print Head: FINE Cartridge
Technology: Inkjet
Number of Nozzles: 1472
Print Resolution: 4800 dpi
Copy Resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi

Ink Cartridges:
Black - PG-810 or PG-810 XL
Color - CL-811 or CL-811 XL

PG-810 Page Yield - 220 pages
PG-810 XL Page Yield - 401 pages
CL-811 Page and Photo Yield - 244 pages, 83 standard 4x6" photos
CL-811 XL Page and Photo Yield - 349 pages, 122 standard 4x6" photos

Ink Droplet Size: 2pL
Paper Size: A4, A5, B5, LTR, LGL, Envelopes, 4x6", 5x7", 8x10"
Power: 100-220V, 50/60Hz
Weight: 5.5Kg

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Balasaheb said...

Nice Guideline! Good Review!

Rajesh Kumar said...

can you xerox a page using this printer without connecting it to computer?

GbSb said...

Yes, even it is not connected to PC, it can xerox a page or copy.

sudhansu said...

Never go for this product.The printer costs about Rs.3200/- but the cartridge costs Rs.2350/-.Canon make hefty money by selling cartridges only.Once you buy this product it will drain your wallet.

GbSb said...

You can convert your printer to CISS, it saves you on ink cost plus help to recycle the cartridges until the print head is damaged.

love58 said...


GbSb said...

Are you from Philippines love? There are ink refill on CISS station found on waltermart and SM malls, but if it is ink refill by yourself, you have to buy ink, syringe etc..

Anonymous said...

my canon pixma dont print properly..pls help

GbSb said...

Hi,Kindly please describe the problem with your printer. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hi please help me on my problem about my printer canon mp287. when i print on the black ink it's ok, but if im using the colored ink especially when im printing pictures the image is not good and there is a white line on some parts of the picture. I tried deep cleaning but still not working.. I refer to a technician but he says i need to buy a new cartridge for colored. But my printer is almost brand new i used it for 1 month only..thanks

GbSb said...

Please follow the technician recommendation, nozzle is integrated on the cartridge and possibly it is defective.

Please ask if ink cartridge is covered by warranty.

Anonymous said...

Cannot find these cartridges PG810 & CL811 in europe

Anonymous said...

sir i have refilled the cartrige but the printer is not priting the pages.the error occured at led is 1 E 6

GbSb said...

E16 means the ink has RUN OUT. If it is newly refilled, I think printer cannot detect it or the cartridges is defective.

Click on my name for more troubleshooting tips

angelica feliz apigo said...

how many refills can the cartridge last

GbSb said...

3-5 refills po angel.

Anonymous said...

whatis the maximun length of the paper in costum?

Anonymous said...

the pictures i printed are to dark,it is really different from the pictures on my computer, how will i set it to the right color? please help!

GbSb said...

madilim po yan dahil sa tri-color na ginagamit ng Canon MP287. Adjust mo na lang po sa settings ng photos before mo iprint.

litoenolpe said...

Hey..anybody can help me on how to copy(like a photocopier machine) on this kind of printer..Thanks.

GbSb said...

There is a copy button on the printer, bottom part at the right side.

Note: Canon MP287 is only capable of A4 copying

Anonymous said...

hi you ave mentioned in the review that" Legal documents copying and scanning is not possible". May i ask why not possible?.. I'm thinking of buying this soon.. One more question, how many pages can it print using their original cartridge?

GbSb said...

Canon MP287 flatbed or front panel/glass for copying/scanning fits for A4/LTR size paper only. You can check it before buying.

I recommend Canon All in One E610 (Print, Copy, Scan and Fax for only P5,995)-->

MP287 Original Cartridge can print:
Black - 220 pages
Color - 244 pages

Anonymous said...

Hello GbSb! Thanks for the review, it is very helpful to me... but i want to clarify if that printer is compatible to any laptop via USB connector. Also if installing is easy, im not a techy person so i really need ur inputs. Really thanks!

Sandy :)

GbSb said...

Yes its very easy to install. Samsung, ASUS, Toshiba and Acer laptop running on Windows XP, 7 and 8 works very well with Canon MP287.

If you don't have DVD player, just copy the MP287 installer to USB then install on your laptop.

Anonymous said...

very helpfull jnfo indeed. thanks.

Unknown said...

Can anybody help me with my MP287 printer? When I turn the printer ON, the cartridge does NOT MOVE. I tried unplugging the power cord and do resetting it, but still the cartridge just doesn't move.

GbSb said...

Please check if cartridge is properly set and there are no materials obstructing its path.

Kindly send it to service center for warranty troubleshooting and repair.

Anonymous said...

It is a great printer except for the cartridge price. Read more at

Tanwade said...

OS XP SP3, My canon printer PIXMA287 stops after printing 15 to 20% page? what would be the reason and how to solve it? Please help me.

Unknown said...

hi gbsb. i also have a canon mp287 printer with CISS. everything is ok and going well until a notification that the ink levels are low. my father said that its still ok as long as it is printing prioperly. he was the one who bought the printer and have it converted to CISS. and now, another error appeared. The ink level has ran out for both cartridges. i was still able to print texts and pictures by pressing the start/stop button for at least 5 seconds. the question is, is this normal for a printer running in CISS? do i have to worry about the error that the ink ran out or should i just ignore it? do i have to do something so that the printer/computer will detect the correct ink levels? the ink reservoir still has of plenty of ink.

thank you and hoping for your response on my queries.

GbSb said...

Hi Jayci, di ko pa kasi na try ang CISS, ang alam ko lang sa Genuine Ink ng Canon may chip dian at pag na run out ng ink at nilagyan mo ng CISS ink di na madedetect ng printer yan na puno until palitan mo ng new Genuine ink.

Pag may kakilala ka na gumagamit ng CISS try mo sila tanungin or sa mga computer shop.

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is dere any software to solve the error code E08,because its happens to me twice and they say that ur printer need to reset the software and they jst done it within 2-3 minutes.and charged 300 Rupees. please tell me where i can find this software so dat i can download it.

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Anonymous said...

hi po,,,, we decide to convert it into refill..ano pong dapat kong icheck para malaman kung ok n ok ang pagka convert nila?salamat po

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