How to Install the Canon PIXMA MP270

Updated April 17, 2017

The Canon PIXMA MP270 is an all-in-one inkjet photo printer. It can print from home devices including cameras, computers and smartphones. The MP270 also includes a scanner, accessible by raising the printer colour. The included colour and black ink cartridges provide versatility in printing photos and document. Before using the printer for the first time, connect the printer and install its included software to a computer.

Plug the provided power cord into the slot on the left of the printer. Connect the other end of the power cord into a nearby outlet. Press the Power button to turn the machine on.

Lift the printer cover and secure it in place with the provided support. The cover should be elevated in place, with the scanner showing. Lift the scanner as well to expose the ink cartridge holder. Remove the black (B) and colour (C) cartridges from their packages, as well as the orange protective tape.

Insert the black cartridge into the cartridge holder labelled "B." Insert the colour cartridge into the "C" cartridge holder. Gently close the scanner and printer cover.

Insert the provided set-up CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive. The set-up will begin automatically. Select "Easy Install" from the new screen. When prompted, click "Install" again to finalise the installation process.


Although the MP270 printer uses PictBridge technology to print directly from digital camera, phones, and camcorders, the printer can also connect directly to the computer. Connect the two machines using a USB cable. You must purchase the cable at a electronics retailer, because Canon does not supply one with the printer.

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