Canon Pixma MX512, the latest addition to Canon’s range of inkjet multifunction printers. It allows the users to copy, fax, scan and print. This device available for $150 offers very good print quality. However, the color graphics on the plain paper seem to be suffering from an excess of orange. Some important features of the printer are fast enough output speeds, Automatic document feeder, Automatic duplex printing etc. Speaking of the cons, you may feel that the control panel is inefficient and the black ink is expensive. Following are the salient features of the printer:
- Easy setting up: It is very easy to set up the Pixma MX512 as it offers triple-threat connectivity; USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. The device comes with a stable driver and software bundle including OCR and many photo-publishing features. MS, MS Duo, Secure Digital, and USB/PictBridge ports. Hence, the users get to offload scans and direct photo printing.
- Control panel and LCD display: The printer has a nice 2.5-inch nontouch LCD display and a control panel with foibles. There are three intermittently used function buttons and four-way rocker. The layout of the panel is inefficient as it requires too much hand movement. The keypad numbers backlit when you use it.
- Paper feed trays: The printer features a 100-sheet paper tray for automatic duplexing and a 30-sheet automatic document feeder for the scanner. It would be very appropriate to say that the device offer an adequate paper handling for light users.
- The Pixma MX512 printer ink cartridges: The Pixma MX512 printer uses Canon's 240 and 241 series ink cartridges to do printing. It comes with the PG-240 and CL-241 cartridges that are very low-capacity as they deliver only 180 pages each.
In short, Canon Pixma MX512 is a competent, low-volume multifunction printer. It offers good output and speed. However, it is very costly on black ink and has some major design oddities/drawbacks.