The Canon PIXMA MG3222 all-in-one inkjet printer is perhaps most appealing due to its combination of a very low purchase price and good-quality prints. It can scan, copy, and print, but its ESAT rated speeds are only 9.2 images per minute in black and 5 images per minute in color, and replacement Canon MG3222 printer ink can be pricey.
With a very low cost, the MG3222 is appealing for those with small budgets, but buyers should expect some compromises. In addition to its slow speeds, it also lacks an automatic document feeder, which is useful for scanning multiple pages quickly, but is not necessarily essential for home use. It also lacks an LCD screen, with only a 1-character display for very rudimentary feedback to the user.
Wi-Fi support is included, though an ethernet port is not. Users can use the AirPrint protocol to print from their iOS devices with only a few taps, but newer services like Google Cloud Print are not supported. The machine itself measures 6x17.7x12 inches, and weighs 12.1 pounds, not including the PIXMA MG3222 ink supplies. The My Image Garden software is a nice extra, and helps users organize and improve photos very easily, with extras like facial recognition for sorting.
Printer ink costs can get pretty high, and the unit uses only two Canon MG3222 ink cartridges: one black and one tricolor supply. This not only means potentially more waste, but even the high-capacity PIXMA MG3222 ink cartridges have yields of only 400 pages for color and 300 pages for black.
For a basic photo inkjet printer that can also scan and copy, the MG3222 is not a bad choice for its low price. It is mainly hindered by its slow speeds and average output quality, however, and the cost of Canon MG3222 ink could negate much of the initial savings on its purchase price.
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