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Canon PIXMA MG3150 All-in-One Colour Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Wi-Fi and Auto Duplex)

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  • Fast document print speed of approx. 9.2 ipm mono & 5.0 ipm colour (ISO ESAT), 10x15cm borderless photo in approx. 44 seconds
  • Compact and stylish design with FastFront
  • Photolab-quality prints with up to 4800dpi, min. 2pl droplets with FINE cartridge technology
  • Print Photos from your HD movies with Full HD Movie Print
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Technical Details
BrandCanon
Item Weight6 Kg
Product Dimensions44.9 x 30.4 x 15.2 cm
Item model number5289B008AA
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Wattage20 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB005I9JQQM
Best Sellers Rank 15,336 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
Date First Available23 Aug. 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Compact and stylish All-In-One printer with Wi-Fi and Auto Duplex Printing for the home

The Canon PIXMA MG3150 boasts fast and efficient high quality printing, scanning and copying. With its easy-to-use FastFront system replacing both ink and paper is simple.

Features include:

  • Compact and stylish design with FastFront
  • Prints up to 4800 dpi with minimum 2pl ink droplets
  • ISO speeds of 9.2 IPM in mono and 5.0 IPM in colour*
  • 10 x 15 cm (4" x 6") photo printed in approximately 44 seconds
  • Print from anywhere in the home with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Eco features including Auto Duplex Printing
  • Print photos from your HD movies with Full HD Movie Print**
Incredible quality and detail in seconds with Canon's FINE print technology
Canon's FINE print technology delivers high speed photo-lab quality prints
Click here for a larger image

Design, Quality and Speed

Stylish design with incredible detail

Perfect for students and families alike, this compact, wireless All-In-One is easy to set up and ideal for everyday printing, scanning and copying. Designed to print documents, web content and photos quickly and easily, the affordable MG3150 combines exceptional value with signature Canon image quality, allowing you to use the printer efficiently, as often as you like.

Thanks to the 2 picolitre (pl) ink droplets from Canon's class-leading FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print engine which delivers an astonishing resolution of up to 4800 dpi, the MG3150 produces vivid, detailed photos and crisp text. It can print a 4” x 6" (10 x 15 cm) borderless photograph in 44 seconds, giving you superior photo-lab quality output at speed.

All PIXMA printers come with genuine Canon inks already installed. For frequent users, replacement Canon ink cartridges now come in XL sizes which allow you to print more and offer substantial savings over standard cartridges.

The MG3150’s document print speeds are also impressive with 9.2 IPM* in black and white or 5.0 IPM* in colour.

FastFront design means it can sit discreetly anywhere
FastFront design means it can sit discreetly
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Ease of use

FastFront design means it can sit discreetly anywhere

The FastFront feature makes replacing ink cartridges and loading paper quicker and easier because it can all be done from the front. Introducing this feature not only makes life easier when using the printer on a daily basis but it has also allowed the printer to be redesigned so that it is more compact. This enables it to be placed closer to a wall or on a shelf because it takes up less space.

Easy to use straight out of the box

To reduce power usage, and to ensure there’s no waiting around, the MG3150 incorporates Quick Start functionality. This means that there is no need to wait for the printer to ‘warm up’ resulting in near instant operation - perfect for those in a hurry.

Print more quickly and simply with Auto Duplex printing

With Auto Duplex printing you can print on both sides of the page without the hassle of manually turning the page. This saves you time and paper which in turn saves you money and means your printing has a reduced impact on the environment.

Quick and easy with Auto Scan

Premium quality 1200 x 2400 dpi scanning is quick, simple and easy with the integral Auto Scan Mode. It detects your original, e.g. photo, business card or letter, then automatically scans and saves the image with the appropriate settings, all without any prompt from you. You can also scan directly to a USB stick or memory card to quickly share scanned files and with the included Canon MP Navigator EX software you can convert hardcopy documents to searchable PDFs and add password protection.

Connectivity

Stay connected with Wi-Fi ‘n’ certification

You can print to the MG3150 wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer and its improved Wi-Fi support (Wi-Fi ‘n’ CERTIFIED) enables wider compatibility. Set up is easy from the menu screen and it automatically searches for the wireless connection.

Download the Canon App to print from and scan to your smartphone

Should you have a smartphone, simply download the free Canon Easy-PhotoPrint App from the iTunes® App Store or Android Market to quickly and easily print your photos wirelessly from compatible Apple or Android devices. With the new Canon Easy-PhotoPrint App you can also scan documents directly from the printer and send them to your smartphone or tablet for true flexibility on the go.

Merge Frames allows you to overlay multiple stills to give a sense of motion
Merge Frames allows you to overlay multiple stills to give a sense of motion
Click here for a larger image

Additional features and benefits

Capture stills from your movies with Full HD Movie Print

Turn your movie moments into beautiful prints with Canon’s unique Full HD Movie Print**. Get the best of both worlds by producing high quality individual photos from your favourite HD home movie moments. Printing a photo using Full HD Movie Print couldn’t be easier. Simply select a frame from your movie using the intuitive Easy-PhotoPrint software and print. As you do this, frame enhancement technology will automatically analyse the frames either side, combining the best from each to ensure that lighting and resolution are as good as they can be in your final photo.

New features include Merge Frames and Layout Print. Merge Frames allows you to overlay multiple stills to give a sense of motion in your photo and Layout Print lets you choose a short movie clip from your archives and applies a comic-strip effect so that you can create a storyboard from your movie.

Apply creative post-production techniques straight from the printer with Fun Filter Effects

Make your photos even more exciting by applying Fun Filter Effects with Easy-PhotoPrint EX. With a host of exciting effects to apply you can adapt your old photos to create a whole load of new ones from your original stills.

Highlights include ‘Blur Background’ which allows you to add a retrospective artistic blur to your subject’s background, ‘Fish Eye’ effect which applies a wide-angle lens effect to create a unique distorted version of your original photo and Miniature effect which applies a selective focus to scenes to make full-size, real life subjects look like miniature models (much like tilt-shift photography).

Explore your creative side with CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM

Millions of users have already discovered the benefits of using CREATIVE PARK to download templates to create calendars, greetings cards, scrapbooks etc. Purchasing the MG3150 gives you access to the exclusive CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM service. Here you can access premium artistic content such as professional photography and illustrations which would normally be rights protected. If you carry on purchasing genuine Canon inks you will be able to continue to enjoy these exclusive benefits.

Automatically correct your images with Auto Photo Fix II

Based on Canon's market-leading intelligent camera technology, Auto Photo Fix II with Red-Eye Removal and Multi-zone Exposure Correction is perfect for your home photo lab as it automatically fixes your photos at the printer, giving you flawless results without the need for a computer.

It also categorises your images into one of five types - Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery - then applies optimal image and exposure correction. This means that unexposed areas of the photo will be optimised area by area, plus faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with correct colour cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones creating beautiful images.

Control your web printing with Easy-WebPrint EX

The Easy-WebPrint EX software helps you organise the information you want to print from the internet, avoiding wasting paper by printing the details you don't need. These include:

  • Auto Clipping - print only the area of a web page you want
  • Clip from multiple pages - collect, combine and edit content from multiple web pages before printing

You can also print with an enlarged text size or reduce the size of the whole web page to fit it onto a single piece of paper for printing.

Eco features

Help save paper with Eco settings

Canon has developed an ECO Information tracking function that allows you to see how many pages you have saved through Auto Duplex Printing and the subsequent CO² emissions that have been reduced as a result.

Genuine Canon Inks and Paper

ChromaLife100 is a system that preserves the lasting beauty of your photographs when combining genuine Canon products: your PIXMA printer, ink and photo paper.

Light, heat, humidity and gases in the air can all cause photos to fade over time, whether they are silver halide photos or inkjet photos. Canon has developed ChromaLife100 to help inkjet photos withstand environmental conditions for more than 100 years.

ChromaLife100 is a system in which photo paper, inks and print head work together to produce long-lasting, beautiful photos.

Print head: Speed and quality

All PIXMA printers use Canon’s exclusive FINE print head technology. Microscopic nozzles fire off tiny micro-droplets with pinpoint accuracy. Smaller nozzles mean more of them can be packed onto the print head, so higher speeds can be reached with no compromise in quality.

Photo paper: Instant dry

The FINE print head is so quick you need paper that can keep up with it. Genuine Canon photo papers have a micro-porous coating that quickly absorbs ink deep below the surface – away from the gases and light that cause fading. So you get quick-dry, colour-fast, glossy photos that can last a lifetime.

Inks: For rich, accurate colours

FINE micro-nozzles need exceptionally pure ink to avoid clogging. All genuine Canon inks are manufactured in a controlled, dust-free environment. They are specially formulated to resist the gases in the air that cause fading. High optical density ensures a wide and accurate colour gamut.

 

*Printing speeds explained: Canon measures its printing speeds in IPM (Images Per Minute). IPM is an ISO speed testing standard, approved by the International Standards Organisation in March 2009.

PPM (Page Per Minute), used by some manufacturers, is not a standard for inkjet printers. Every printer manufacturer has their own ‘test pages’ that are used to test speed and give vastly different results. The new ISO standard sets standardised ‘test pages’ that are to be used by any manufacturer measuring their speed in IPM, allowing comparable results across inkjet brands.

**Full HD Movie Print - Only compatible with selected Canon Digital Still Compact and Digital SLR cameras.

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Functions Print, Copy, Scan, Photo Print, Copy, Scan, Photo Print, Copy, Scan, Photo
Design, Speed & Quality
ISO Standard Speed IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards
Photo Print Speed IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards
Print Resolution (maximum) 4800dpi 4800dpi 9600dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 2pl 2pl 1pl
Individual Cartridges / Ink Tanks Inkjet Cartridges contain all the inks required for that printer in one cartridges, Single Inks can be replaced individually Inkjet Cartridges contain all the inks required for that printer in one cartridges, Single Inks can be replaced individually Inkjet Cartridges contain all the inks required for that printer in one cartridges, Single Inks can be replaced individually
Direct Disc Printing
Ease of Use
Intelligent Touch System
Maximum Scan Resolution 1200x2400dpi 1200x2400dpi 1200x2400dpi
Film (Negative) Scanning
Quick Operation
Fast Front
Colour Display 2.4" TFT display
Self Opening Tray
Auto Duplex Printing
2 Way Paper Feed
Connectivity
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
PIXMA Cloud Link
Mobile Printing
Hi-Speed USB
PictBridge
Memory Card
AirPrint Support
Additional Features and Benefits
Full HD Movie Print / Fun Filter Effect
CREATIVE PARK / CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM
Auto Photo Fix II
Easy-WebPrint EX

Manufacturer's Description

Compact and stylish All-In-One printer with Wi-Fi and Auto Duplex Printing for the home

The Canon PIXMA MG3150 boasts fast and efficient high quality printing, scanning and copying. With its easy-to-use FastFront system replacing both ink and paper is simple.

Features include:

  • Compact and stylish design with FastFront
  • Prints up to 4800 dpi with minimum 2pl ink droplets
  • ISO speeds of 9.2 IPM in mono and 5.0 IPM in colour*
  • 10 x 15 cm (4" x 6") photo printed in approximately 44 seconds
  • Print from anywhere in the home with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Eco features including Auto Duplex Printing
  • Print photos from your HD movies with Full HD Movie Print**
Incredible quality and detail in seconds with Canon's FINE print technology
Canon's FINE print technology delivers high speed photo-lab quality prints
Click here for a larger image

Design, Quality and Speed

Stylish design with incredible detail

Perfect for students and families alike, this compact, wireless All-In-One is easy to set up and ideal for everyday printing, scanning and copying. Designed to print documents, web content and photos quickly and easily, the affordable MG3150 combines exceptional value with signature Canon image quality, allowing you to use the printer efficiently, as often as you like.

Thanks to the 2 picolitre (pl) ink droplets from Canon's class-leading FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print engine which delivers an astonishing resolution of up to 4800 dpi, the MG3150 produces vivid, detailed photos and crisp text. It can print a 4” x 6" (10 x 15 cm) borderless photograph in 44 seconds, giving you superior photo-lab quality output at speed.

All PIXMA printers come with genuine Canon inks already installed. For frequent users, replacement Canon ink cartridges now come in XL sizes which allow you to print more and offer substantial savings over standard cartridges.

The MG3150’s document print speeds are also impressive with 9.2 IPM* in black and white or 5.0 IPM* in colour.

FastFront design means it can sit discreetly anywhere
FastFront design means it can sit discreetly
Click here for a larger image

Ease of use

FastFront design means it can sit discreetly anywhere

The FastFront feature makes replacing ink cartridges and loading paper quicker and easier because it can all be done from the front. Introducing this feature not only makes life easier when using the printer on a daily basis but it has also allowed the printer to be redesigned so that it is more compact. This enables it to be placed closer to a wall or on a shelf because it takes up less space.

Easy to use straight out of the box

To reduce power usage, and to ensure there’s no waiting around, the MG3150 incorporates Quick Start functionality. This means that there is no need to wait for the printer to ‘warm up’ resulting in near instant operation - perfect for those in a hurry.

Print more quickly and simply with Auto Duplex printing

With Auto Duplex printing you can print on both sides of the page without the hassle of manually turning the page. This saves you time and paper which in turn saves you money and means your printing has a reduced impact on the environment.

Quick and easy with Auto Scan

Premium quality 1200 x 2400 dpi scanning is quick, simple and easy with the integral Auto Scan Mode. It detects your original, e.g. photo, business card or letter, then automatically scans and saves the image with the appropriate settings, all without any prompt from you. You can also scan directly to a USB stick or memory card to quickly share scanned files and with the included Canon MP Navigator EX software you can convert hardcopy documents to searchable PDFs and add password protection.

Connectivity

Stay connected with Wi-Fi ‘n’ certification

You can print to the MG3150 wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer and its improved Wi-Fi support (Wi-Fi ‘n’ CERTIFIED) enables wider compatibility. Set up is easy from the menu screen and it automatically searches for the wireless connection.

Download the Canon App to print from and scan to your smartphone

Should you have a smartphone, simply download the free Canon Easy-PhotoPrint App from the iTunes® App Store or Android Market to quickly and easily print your photos wirelessly from compatible Apple or Android devices. With the new Canon Easy-PhotoPrint App you can also scan documents directly from the printer and send them to your smartphone or tablet for true flexibility on the go.

Merge Frames allows you to overlay multiple stills to give a sense of motion
Merge Frames allows you to overlay multiple stills to give a sense of motion
Click here for a larger image

Additional features and benefits

Capture stills from your movies with Full HD Movie Print

Turn your movie moments into beautiful prints with Canon’s unique Full HD Movie Print**. Get the best of both worlds by producing high quality individual photos from your favourite HD home movie moments. Printing a photo using Full HD Movie Print couldn’t be easier. Simply select a frame from your movie using the intuitive Easy-PhotoPrint software and print. As you do this, frame enhancement technology will automatically analyse the frames either side, combining the best from each to ensure that lighting and resolution are as good as they can be in your final photo.

New features include Merge Frames and Layout Print. Merge Frames allows you to overlay multiple stills to give a sense of motion in your photo and Layout Print lets you choose a short movie clip from your archives and applies a comic-strip effect so that you can create a storyboard from your movie.

Apply creative post-production techniques straight from the printer with Fun Filter Effects

Make your photos even more exciting by applying Fun Filter Effects with Easy-PhotoPrint EX. With a host of exciting effects to apply you can adapt your old photos to create a whole load of new ones from your original stills.

Highlights include ‘Blur Background’ which allows you to add a retrospective artistic blur to your subject’s background, ‘Fish Eye’ effect which applies a wide-angle lens effect to create a unique distorted version of your original photo and Miniature effect which applies a selective focus to scenes to make full-size, real life subjects look like miniature models (much like tilt-shift photography).

Explore your creative side with CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM

Millions of users have already discovered the benefits of using CREATIVE PARK to download templates to create calendars, greetings cards, scrapbooks etc. Purchasing the MG3150 gives you access to the exclusive CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM service. Here you can access premium artistic content such as professional photography and illustrations which would normally be rights protected. If you carry on purchasing genuine Canon inks you will be able to continue to enjoy these exclusive benefits.

Automatically correct your images with Auto Photo Fix II

Based on Canon's market-leading intelligent camera technology, Auto Photo Fix II with Red-Eye Removal and Multi-zone Exposure Correction is perfect for your home photo lab as it automatically fixes your photos at the printer, giving you flawless results without the need for a computer.

It also categorises your images into one of five types - Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery - then applies optimal image and exposure correction. This means that unexposed areas of the photo will be optimised area by area, plus faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with correct colour cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones creating beautiful images.

Control your web printing with Easy-WebPrint EX

The Easy-WebPrint EX software helps you organise the information you want to print from the internet, avoiding wasting paper by printing the details you don't need. These include:

  • Auto Clipping - print only the area of a web page you want
  • Clip from multiple pages - collect, combine and edit content from multiple web pages before printing

You can also print with an enlarged text size or reduce the size of the whole web page to fit it onto a single piece of paper for printing.

Eco features

Help save paper with Eco settings

Canon has developed an ECO Information tracking function that allows you to see how many pages you have saved through Auto Duplex Printing and the subsequent CO² emissions that have been reduced as a result.

Genuine Canon Inks and Paper

ChromaLife100 is a system that preserves the lasting beauty of your photographs when combining genuine Canon products: your PIXMA printer, ink and photo paper.

Light, heat, humidity and gases in the air can all cause photos to fade over time, whether they are silver halide photos or inkjet photos. Canon has developed ChromaLife100 to help inkjet photos withstand environmental conditions for more than 100 years.

ChromaLife100 is a system in which photo paper, inks and print head work together to produce long-lasting, beautiful photos.

Print head: Speed and quality

All PIXMA printers use Canon’s exclusive FINE print head technology. Microscopic nozzles fire off tiny micro-droplets with pinpoint accuracy. Smaller nozzles mean more of them can be packed onto the print head, so higher speeds can be reached with no compromise in quality.

Photo paper: Instant dry

The FINE print head is so quick you need paper that can keep up with it. Genuine Canon photo papers have a micro-porous coating that quickly absorbs ink deep below the surface – away from the gases and light that cause fading. So you get quick-dry, colour-fast, glossy photos that can last a lifetime.

Inks: For rich, accurate colours

FINE micro-nozzles need exceptionally pure ink to avoid clogging. All genuine Canon inks are manufactured in a controlled, dust-free environment. They are specially formulated to resist the gases in the air that cause fading. High optical density ensures a wide and accurate colour gamut.

 

*Printing speeds explained: Canon measures its printing speeds in IPM (Images Per Minute). IPM is an ISO speed testing standard, approved by the International Standards Organisation in March 2009.

PPM (Page Per Minute), used by some manufacturers, is not a standard for inkjet printers. Every printer manufacturer has their own ‘test pages’ that are used to test speed and give vastly different results. The new ISO standard sets standardised ‘test pages’ that are to be used by any manufacturer measuring their speed in IPM, allowing comparable results across inkjet brands.

**Full HD Movie Print - Only compatible with selected Canon Digital Still Compact and Digital SLR cameras.

Compare

  PIXMA MG2150 PIXMA MG3150 PIXMA MG5150
PIXMA MG2150
Compact, Stylish
All-In-One
PIXMA MG3150
Compact All-In-One with
Wi-Fi and Auto Duplex Print
PIXMA MG5150
High quality, feature-rich
All-In-One
 

Currently viewing

 
Functions Print, Copy, Scan, Photo Print, Copy, Scan, Photo Print, Copy, Scan, Photo
Design, Speed & Quality
ISO Standard Speed IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards
Photo Print Speed IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards IPM = Images Per Minute and is an ISO speed testing standard, measured by ISO/IEC 24734, 29183 standards
Print Resolution (maximum) 4800dpi 4800dpi 9600dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 2pl 2pl 1pl
Individual Cartridges / Ink Tanks Inkjet Cartridges contain all the inks required for that printer in one cartridges, Single Inks can be replaced individually Inkjet Cartridges contain all the inks required for that printer in one cartridges, Single Inks can be replaced individually Inkjet Cartridges contain all the inks required for that printer in one cartridges, Single Inks can be replaced individually
Direct Disc Printing
Ease of Use
Intelligent Touch System
Maximum Scan Resolution 1200x2400dpi 1200x2400dpi 1200x2400dpi
Film (Negative) Scanning
Quick Operation
Fast Front
Colour Display 2.4" TFT display
Self Opening Tray
Auto Duplex Printing
2 Way Paper Feed
Connectivity
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
PIXMA Cloud Link
Mobile Printing
Hi-Speed USB
PictBridge
Memory Card
AirPrint Support
Additional Features and Benefits
Full HD Movie Print / Fun Filter Effect
CREATIVE PARK / CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM
Auto Photo Fix II
Easy-WebPrint EX

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful By RA on 26 Feb. 2012
I bought this printer to replace a 9 year old HP printer as I wanted a basic printer which was wireless and had auto-duplex printing. This was one of the only printers I could find at this price with both features.

Although set up took a little while because the instructions missed a few steps, it was easy enough to guess which options to choose so the printer was up and running within around half an hour. It prints and photocopies very well, both in colour and black and white, though colour copying is slower. I like that I can print a colour document in black and white to save on colour cartridges as my old printer didn't give this option. Starting up the printer is a tad slow and noisy but, overall, I think this is a great value household printer.
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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Mrs D Kelly on 5 May 2012
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We decided to buy the Canon MG3150 printer having read the many reviews on both the Amazon and Argos websites, and we are not disappointed with our purchase. We found the printer easy to install. Following both the instruction sheet and the directions on screen, set up for two laptops, including the wireless facility, took about 30 minutes in total. This printer will not have to endure the hammering that our old printer(HP psc 1219)had to stand i.e. coursework and dissertations,merely occasional use, but in the short time that we have used it, it has performed very well. The ink passes the smudge test (no need to let it dry before handling papers), scanning documents is easy and straightforward, colour reproduction we find to be excellent, and the duplex, if a little slow, is also excellent. We highly recommend this printer.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Englander on 12 Sept. 2012
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I bought this Canon for general printing, as the ink cartridges are much cheaper than my Epson Photo Printer (which uses eight). Set-up with my Laptop (Windows 7) for wireless connection through the modem/router went without a problem. The instruction sheet is simple to follow as are the CD Rom on-screen instructions. Installing the software on my Mac desktop also went without a problem, or so I thought. However, although opting for wireless connection when installing the software, when installed I could not connect to the printer wirelessly with the Mac. I then reinserted the CD Rom and the option to change connection to USB cable was immediately displayed, obviously detecting that all other software had been installed. USB connection was successful. This is not a problem as the printer sits in the same workstation as the Mac, and cable connection is perfectly satisfactory. The laptop is more remote.

This Pixma printer is reputed to be noisy, but I haven't needed earplugs and so don't see this as an issue. It is about as noisy as my Epson Photo Printer, which cost a lot more. I read the Amazon and several independent online reviews, but as often the case, my personal experience doesn't always support their various pros and cons. What is important is that this printer produces printing of above average quality and the duplex facility is icing on the cake. As I always use the computer to select, process and edit my photos, I have no need for a separate screen on the printer. I have also found that the Pixma is not particularly slow, but it isn't an all-mighty office copier. Duplex printing didn't tax my patience.

It is surprising how much test printing one does without realising it, and the ink levels of the cartridges supplied remain healthy.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Gooner Gal on 13 Jan. 2012
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I bought this because I wanted a front-loading wireless printer to fit into a small space in my flat. The printer - and wireless connection - were very easy to set up (I am by no means a techie)and works well. Print quality is good.
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And just as the warranty is about to run out, it has stopped working. Warranty 18th Feb, stopped on the 16th.

It's been very dodgy over the last 6 months, but, never expecting a brand new printer to give up the ghost so quickly (my other printers have lasted years), I didn't send it back immediately it started going wrong.

Just contacted the repair company and the printer is still under warranty - however, because I "bought the printer from AMAZON," I have to pay to send it for repair under warranty.

After years of buying from Amazon, I had no idea that items which are still under guarantee don't get a prepaid label to return for warranty repay, just because they were bought from AMAZON.

ADVICE - DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY. Won't be buying Canon again. Nor will I be buying larger items from AMAZON again.

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BE AWARE - the printer is a great price, works really well, BUT ink cartridges are one of the biggest rip-offs I have come across recently.
This would make a good investigation for 'Rip-Off Britain'.

This printer is great - works, easy to use, easy to set up, good quality.
BUT I just got a set of replacement ink cartridges, and they cost more than the printer. Each time you refill, you could buy a new printer, which comes with the ink installed!!

If I didn't take into consideration the cost of the ink, this printer would get 4.5 stars.
BUT, as it needs ink to work, the overall cost is phenomenal - unfortunately that brings it down to poor value - so it only gets 2 stars.

As soon as the ink is lowered to even a reasonable price, then I'll up the stars. (Nope, I won't, as it has stopped working completely.)
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