The All-In-One Canon Pixma MX 426 Printer
I was on the prowl to get a new printer that could serve us better so I initially bumped Amazon and searched for good ones. Sadly though, most of the ones I wanted were not available in the Philippine market and what’s usually there are overpriced lower versions.
Lucky enough, I discovered the Canon Pixma MX 426 in a small outlet up in SM North Edsa Annex just before it was officially launched by Canon Philippines a week later so let me just make a little review of it after a few weeks of use. The 420 series is quite far from what I originally wanted – the Canon Pixma MX 870, but it’s by far one of the latest in the market right now.
The Canon Pixma MX 426 is a member of the Pixma MX 420 series that’s a wireless wifi-capable machine that serves the purpose of being a scanner, copier, fax, and printer all in one.
This will be my very first wireless printer that has Wi-Fi capability so it’s a good thing that I am now able to just have it settle else where considering the home runs on a wireless router. This basically means no cluttered wires and no hassle of plugging in USB for different laptops at home (although you have the option to do so for one unit). People who have the printer’s program installed on their system can simply print like usual and the printer will detect any commands from registered computers on the network.
Scanning can be done in a similar fashion. You simply scan and you have the option to send the file to your PC directly, send it wirelessly via a computer found on the network, or just have it saved onto a USB Flash Drive or Memory Cards connected to the printer. What’s great about this is the ADF (auto document feeder) which enables you to just have a set of papers fed into the feeder and it continuously scans as long as there’s something there. So the option of continuously scanning while doing other matters can definitely pump up your multitasking functions! For harder types of papers and for photos, the option of using the flatbed scanner is still there.
The copier functions pretty much like scanner only the output is via the print. Note that the ADF is a different feeder than that of the actual printer.
The facsimile function is nice. You simply feed your document to be faxed to the ADF, dial the number and it will automatically fax it once it detects a fax tone. Note that you have the option to attach a phone set to the printer and have the printer go on fax mode after x number of rings. Otherwise, you can get rid of the telephone unit and simply attach the phone line, and have it go on fax mode automatically.
Oh and the printer is, as you can see on the photo, very solid-looking. It’s not too cluttered in a sense that there are feeder trays sticking out and so much excess shapes that are bridging from place to place. It can sit very neatly in out place without much obstruction to its surroundings and note that the printer tray automatically opens when it’s going to print so there’s no chance that you could find yourself getting your print outs trashed because you forgot to open that tray.
I’m a Canon DSLR user as well so I bet picture printouts were made to compliment the quality of photos their SLRs provide. I’ve yet to print my photos mainly because it’s not something I normally do, but this printer is capable of printing directly from your SLR’s USB out. Nice yeah?
And yes, no freakin’ bloatware like other printers such as HP. When you open the programs included it opens in seconds. No unexplainable occasions where the printer just doesn’t seem to be functioning.
Overall, I really like this printer. I’m so happy with it, which is why I highly recommend it! It’s a wise decision on my side to have chosen Canon this time for my printer.