The Canon PIXMA MG3520 is a compact all-in-one inkjet printer with somewhat slow speeds, but a solid feature set. Its ESAT-rated speeds are around 9.9 images per minute for black and 5.7 images per minute for color, but extras like Wi-Fi support and Google Cloud printing add a lot of value. The cost of Canon MG3520 printer ink could be the biggest drawback, however.
The design of the MG3520 is impressive, and buyers can choose between a black exterior and a red one, to add a little color to the home or small office. It can handle printing, scanning, and copying, though the lack of an automatic document feeder will slow things down a bit. The flatbed scanning surface accommodates media up to 8.5x11.7 inches in size.
The input paper tray can hold up to 100 sheets, which is manageable for a personal device. Sharing it among several family members might result in frequent paper refills, however. Some of the unit's best features revolve around the wireless support, with the inclusion of Google Cloud Print for printing from just about anywhere, and AirPrint support for easily printing from Apple devices, with minimal setup required. By connecting a compatible camera, users can even print a still frame from an HD video.
The unit offers several quality settings, with some designed to help conserve the amount of Canon MG3520 ink being used. This is good news, as PIXMA MG3520 ink cartridges are expensive to replace. With a combined tricolor Canon MG3520 ink cartridge, users also may end up wasting more printer ink than models with separate supplies for each color.
The MG3520 is generally an impressive all-in-one inkjet. It benefits from the wireless features of some similar models, but the expensive PIXMA MG3520 ink costs will probably be too much for small budgets to handle.
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