The Canon PIXMA MX472 is a great all-in-one inkjet printer for the home office, and it comes at an affordable price that is perfect for small budgets. It includes wireless printing capabilities, but lacks some of the cloud integration of similar models in its lineup. It is still quite fast, however, at 9.7 pages per minute in ESAT speeds, and PIXMA MX472 printer ink supplies aren't too expensive for home users.
The MX472 is a nice cost-saving alternative to its big brother, the MX532. It does away with a few features, such as integration with cloud services, but keeps the core functionality, making it a good choice at its low price. Wireless setup is simple, especially for devices that support WPS (Wireless Protected Setup), and it includes Google Cloud Print and AirPrint support for tablets and smartphones.
A 30-sheet automatic document feeder is perched on the unit's top, ready to handle fast scanning jobs or make copies. Scanning documents to digital text can help reduce the amount of PIXMA MX472 ink used as well. The input paper capacity of only 100 sheets is a bit limited, but should be alright for home users.
Users can edit photos directly from the unit's front display, but it also includes Canon's Image Garden software for organizing and enhancing photos. This gives users plenty of choices, and they can utilize the memory card slots or PictBridge port to get images into the device.
One minor downside is that the unit doesn't use four separate Canon MX472 ink cartridges, like many modern printers. Instead, the color PIXMA MX472 ink cartridge contains three colors combined, which can mean a little more wasted ink. Still, prices are reasonable, and users can seek out compatible Canon MX472 printer ink supplies if they wish to save a bit more.
The MX472 isn't the fastest or most compact all-in-one inkjet in its class, but it has a great combination of features that make it a very good value for the price. Wireless support and mobile printing features are impressive, but the combined color supply is a disappointment.
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