The Canon PIXMA MG3122 all-in-one inkjet printer adds a few upgrades over lower models, such as wireless support, while still maintaining a very affordable purchase price. Print speeds could be faster, at only 9.2 images per minute in black and 5 images per minute in color (ESAT), and the first page out time of 20 seconds means a fair amount of waiting. Users may also find the cost of Canon MG3122 printer ink negates some of the upfront savings.
The MG3122 has an eye-catching glossy black design with a very modern look, but it is fairly simple beyond appearances. Instead of a full-color screen, for example, users get only a few buttons and a small number display. This was a sacrifice for such a low price, no doubt, but it means users will have to rely heavily on the computer for most features. The unit measures a compact 6x17.7x12 inches, however, and weighs only 12.1 pounds before the Canon MG3122 ink is installed.
The scan and copy functions are simple, but functional, especially for light home use. The lack of a document feeder is not surprising, but the scanning platen is limited to 8.5x11 inch material. Automatic duplexing is included, and can help save paper costs. Photo filters can help dress up dull images, and the Easy-WebPrint EX offers users a method for organizing and printing the most important parts of web pages without wasting PIXMA MG3122 printer ink on ads and other unnecessary material.
The starter Canon MG3122 ink cartridges have very limited yields, but high-capacity versions offer up to 400 pages for color and 300 pages for the black supply. The combined tri-color PIXMA MG3122 ink cartridge is easy to replace, but can lead to wasted ink over time, and both supplies are a bit pricey compared to those of similar models.
With features like wireless support and duplexing, the Canon MG3122 is a pretty good value for the price. Speeds are a bit on the slow side, however, and heavy users may want to find a model with lower running costs.
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