We all know Canon for producing digital cameras, calculators, printers, scanners and related equipment. The Pixma MP600 is multifunction device with standalone photo printing support and even CD/DVD label printing. This is a good quality machine and would be a great addition to your home if your interests lie in the direction of photography or graphic arts.
Styled in black and silver (almost compulsory for modern office equipment) this machine says, "we're here to do business". The MP600 is chunky and square, with an almost plain control panel that can be hidden away behind a flip-down LCD display panel. Card ports are also hidden away behind a small door at the front of the machine and the PictBridge port hides under an overhang below this.
Like most other personal printers, we would like to see the paper tray hold a little more -- 100 sheets doesn't last long. There is, however, a manual feeder tray that can also take a similar load.
Scanning to the PC is assisted by ScanGear software which is accessible from a desktop icon; it provides easy access to a wealth of options. The Pixma MP600 is well made, sturdy machine.