Canon PIXMA MP970

Inkjet Photo Printers


Canon PIXMA MP970

The photographer’s photo lab

This top-of-the-range Photo All-in-One is dedicated to digital and analogue camera users. Create ultimate quality colour photo prints with the amazing 7 ink tanks, or simply digitise your 35mm film.

  • Photos up to 9600x2400dpi*, borderless 10x15cm in 35 sec.
  • 4800dpi (film) scan, adapter for 35mm slides/film
  • 7 Single Inks
  • Print from PC, memory cards, digital cameras
  • Print on CD/DVD
  • 8.8cm colour TFT
  • Easy-Scroll Wheel
  • Ethernet networking

Photo printing

Enjoy superior quality photo prints thanks to tiny 1pl ink droplets and a high 9600x2400dpi* print resolution. The amazing 7 Single Ink system brings unparalleled colour depth, contrast and richness to photos.

Print a 10x15cm borderless photo in approx. 35 seconds in Standard Mode*. Print photos directly from your memory card, PictBridge-ready digital camera, camcorder or mobile phone*.

Auto Image Fix automatically enhances photos. Apply Red Eye Removal, face brightening and more with the image editing software.

ChromaLife100** delivers beautiful, long-lasting prints with longevity up to 100 years.

Document printing

Print documents at up to 30ppm in mono or 22ppm in colour, single or double-sided.


Copy at up to 30cpm in mono or 22cpm in colour. Advanced copy technology ensures exceptional colour performance.

Text and image separation gives optimal results when text, graphics and photos are combined. Copy the exact area you want with frame erase, trimming and masking functions.

Film and photo scanning

4800dpi resolution with Canon’s Super Toric lens system delivers superior colour scans. Print directly from 6x 35mm film (negative/positive) or 4x 35mm mounted slides via the built-in film adapter.

Scan straight to PC, email or PDF. MP Navigator EX software makes every stage easier, from image search to PDF document editing.

Scan existing photo prints for re-printing or scan faded photos and bring them back to life with easy-to-use software.

Print on CD and DVD

Personalise inkjet-printable CDs by printing straight onto the surface. Use the CD-LabelPrint software to create exciting layouts by adding text and images.


The crystal clear 8.8cm TFT screen makes PC-free operation fun and easy. Simply spin the Easy-Scroll Wheel to select options on the screen. View, select, edit and print - all at a touch.

Single Inks

All 7 Single Ink tanks can be replaced separately, minimising ink wastage and maximising savings. A smart LED light flashes to alert you when a colour is running low or needs replacement.


Automatic double-sided printing & copying cuts paper costs. Two paper trays hold photo and plain paper. Quick-Start gets your PIXMA going fast, with instant use of functions.


Integrate this PIXMA into your Ethernet network to share it with multiple users.

Operating systems

Windows and Mac OS X compatible.

  • * See specifications

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Product specification


Available Functions Print, Scan & Copy. Camera, Memory Card, 35mm film/slide and Mobile phone direct printing with 8.8cm Colour TFT screen


Print Resolution Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi
Print Engine InkJet 7-ink with minimum 1 pl Micro-Nozzles, FINE print head and ContrastPLUS
Photo Lab Quality Speed Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 35 seconds (Standard)
Mono Print Speed Up to 30ppm (Max.), 15ppm (Standard)
Colour Print Speed Text & Graphics: Up to 22ppm (Max.), 9.9ppm (Standard)
Ink Cartridge Configuration Single Ink technology - 7 separate ink tanks (PGI-5BK, CLI-8BK, CLI-8C, CLI-8M, CLI-8Y, CLI-8PC, CLI-8PM)
For yield information see
Black Ink Tank Life Black: 505 pages (PGI-5BK), 5075 pages* (CLI-8BK)
Black: 2715 photos* (PGI-5BK), 1470 photos* (CLI-8BK)
Colour Ink Tank Life Cyan: 965 pages (CLI-8C), Magenta: 710 pages (CLI-8M), Yellow: 685 pages (CLI-8Y), Photo Cyan: 7485 pages (CLI-8PC), Photo Magenta: 7050 pages (CLI-8PM)¹
Cyan: 1000 photos (CLI-8C), Magenta: 630 photos (CLI-8M), Yellow: 328 photos (CLI-8Y), Photo Cyan: 253 photos (CLI-8PC), Photo Magenta: 156 photos (CLI-8PM)²
Media Type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro (PR-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101/PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (PP-101D), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-101/SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101), Super White Paper (SW-201), Fine Art Paper "Photo Rag" (FA-PR1), Other Fine Art Paper
Media Input Rear Tray: Max. 150 sheets
Cassette: Max. 150 sheets
DVD/CD Tray: 1 printable DVD or CD
Media Size Rear Tray: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm)
Cassette: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Media Weight Rear Tray/Cassette: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 273 g/m²
DVD/CD Printing Available as standard
Two Sided Printing Automatically selectable using Photo Paper Plus Double Sided, Super White Paper or plain paper in A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm sizes
Borderless Printing Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card sizes)
Camera Interface and Connectivity Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge compliant digital cameras & camcorders.
Card Direct Printing CompactFlash ®, Microdrive, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™, SD Memory Card ®, MultiMediaCard™, and SDHC Memory Card.
xD-PictureCard™¹, Memory Stick Duo™¹, Memory Stick PRO Duo™¹, RS-MMC™¹, miniSD™ ¹ and microSD™ ¹.
Features: Multi-photo print (select multiple images and number of prints for each image), Photo index print, 35-up contact print, Print all photos, DPOF print, Layout print, Sticker print, DVD/CD print, Print with shooting information, Photo index sheet, Search (by date), Slide show, File number & date print.
Image Enhancements: Auto Image Fix, Vivid photo, Photo Optimizer PRO, Noise reduction, Face Brightener, Brightness, Contrast, Colour hue (skin tones), Sepia/Simulated illustration, Red Eye Reduction, Image Optimizer, Trimming
Other Features Photo Optimizer PRO (Windows only), Image Optimizer (Windows only), Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo


Scanner Type Flatbed and FAU, CCD colour scanner
Film Scanning Film Adapter Unit (FAU) for 6 x 35mm (neg/pos film), 4 x 35mm mounted slide
Scanner Resolution Optical Up to 4800 x 9600 dpi
Scanner Resolution Digital Up to 19200 x 19200 dpi
Colour Scanning Depth 48 / 24 bit (RGB each 16 / 8 bit) (Film scan 48bit/48bit or 24bit)
Halftone/Greyscale 48 / 8 bit (Film scan 48 / 16 or 8 bit)
Compatibility TWAIN / WIA (Windows XP / Windows Vista)
Effective Scanning Width A4 / LTR
OCR Bundle Yes (ScanSoft OmniPage SE OCR)
Other Features Push-scan, Network scan, Multi-Scan, PDF file creation & edition*, Descreen, Unsharp mask, Stitch Assist*, Photograph corrections (Fading correction, Grain correction, Reduce dust and scratches, Backlight correction, Auto Tone), Gutter Shadow Correction, Text (OCR)
* Function with MP Navigator


Colour/Photo Copy Yes
Copy Speed Colour Document Approx. 31 sec.¹
Copy Speed 10x15cm Borderless Photo Approx. 40 sec.¹
Copy Speed Mono Up to 30cpm
Copy Speed Colour Up to 22cpm
Multiple Copy 1 to 99 copies
Zoom 25 - 400% in 1% increments and preset ratios
Other Features Auto Intensity (AE copy), Manual Intensity Adjustment, Image Repeat copy, Fit-to-page copy, Borderless copy, Sticker copy, 2-on-1 copy, 4-on-1copy, Frame Erase copy, Trimming/Masking copy, Photo reprint, Face brightener, Fade restoration, Manual colour adjustment (brightness/contrast/hue), Auto Duplex copy, DVD/CD label copy, Film copy


Interface Type - PC USB 2.0 Hi-Speed¹ ,
Bluetooth Ver1.2 ² (with optional Bluetooth Unit BU-20),
Ethernet: IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3(10BASE-T), 10/100Mbps (auto switchable)
Interface Type - Mobile Phone / PDA IrDA 1.2 (JPEG only),
Bluetooth Ver1.2 ¹ (with optional Bluetooth unit BU-20) (JPEG only) & Photo printing via PictBridge
Supported Operating System Windows Vista ™ / Windows XP SP1, SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4
Mac OS X v.10.2.8 - v.10.4
Operating System Requirements Windows Vista™, XP, 2000 Professional / Internet Explorer 6.0 / Pentium ® II 300 MHz including compatible processors / 128 MB RAM / 800 MB Hard disk space / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024x768
Mac OS X v.10.4 / Safari / Intel ® processor, PowerPC G3 / 256 MB RAM / 700 MB Hard disk space* / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024x768
Mac OS X v.10.2.8 - v.10.3 / Safari / Intel ® processor, PowerPC G3 / 128 MB RAM / 700 MB Hard disk space* / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024x768
*If EPP EX for Mac is not included, HD space is 450 MB
Software Included MP Navigator EX, Easy-PhotoPrint EX*, ScanSoft OmniPage SE (OCR software), ArcSoft PhotoStudio
* EPP EX for Mac: available for down load from the Canon web site


Dimensions (W x D x H) 471 x 396 x 214mm
Number of language (LCD) 20 Languages selectable: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Greek
Temperature Range Operating environment: 5° - 35° C
Humidity Oprating humidity: 10 - 90%RH (no condensation)
Acoustic Noise Levels Print: Approx. 32.0 dB(A) when printing in the highest print quality mode on Photo Paper Pro
Copy: Approx. 37.5 dB(A) when copying in the highest print quality mode on Photo Paper Pro
Weight Approx. 11.9 kg
Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Standby: Approx. 3.6 W (when scanning lamp is off),
Off: Approx. 1.0 W,
Copying: Approx 22 W¹
Print Resolution ¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/9600 inch
Card Direct Printing ¹ Using recommended adapter - not supplied
Interface Type - PC ¹ Operation can only be guaranteed on a PC with built-in USB or USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Port and pre-installed Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98.
² PCs with Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later with Microsoft "Support for Bluetooth Wireless Devices", or Toshiba Windows XP computers with Bluetooth Settings Version 3.00.10 or later (HCRP only). Mac OS X v10.3.3 or later. Compatible Devices: PC, PDA, Mobile phone and any other Bluetooth enabled device (Bluetooth operation depends on the devices and software version used.)
Interface Type - Mobile Phone / PDA ¹ PCs with Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later with Microsoft "Support for Bluetooth Wireless Devices", or Toshiba Windows XP computers with Bluetooth Settings Version 3.00.10 or later (HCRP only). Mac OS X v10.3.3 or later. Compatible Devices: PC, PDA, Mobile phone and any other Bluetooth enabled device (Bluetooth operation depends on the devices and software version used.)
Power Consumption ¹ When copying ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on A4 size plain paper in Standard mode.
Colour Ink Tank Life ¹ Printing ISO/IEC 24712:2006 Colour document. Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711:2006. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² Printing Canon standard photos on 10x15cm (4x6in) on Photo Paper Plus Glossy continuously with the default settings of Photo Paper Plus Glossy using Windows Vista printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows Vista Home Premium Photo Gallery. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711:2006.
Copy Speed Colour Document ¹ Document copy speed is based on copying the manuscript "ISO/IEC 24712:2006 - Newsletter" (digital data printed by offset) using default settings on plain paper.
Copy Speed 10x15cm Borderless Photo ¹ 10x15cm borderless photo copy speed is based on copying the photo "ISO/JIS-SCID N2" (digital data printed by inkjet printer) using default settings on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy.
  • All specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Borderless 10x15cm photo lab quality print speed based on standard driver setting using Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy media.
  • Print speed (ppm) based on Canon standard pattern. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software,
  • document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
  • Copy speed (cpm) is based on Canon standard pattern in "fast mode" setting using plain paper.
  • Copy speed may vary depending on document complexity, copy mode, page coverage, type of paper used, etc and does not take into account warming up time.
  • * Estimated supplemental yield / Ink yield may vary depending on texts/photos printed, applications software used, print mode and type of paper used.
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