Canon Pixma MX372 Office All-in-One
As a Canon Pixma MX372 Office All-in-One’s $79.99 (direct) cost suggests, it’s unequivocally many a personal printer. It’s also one of Canon’s bureau inkjets—as indicated by a MX designation. Aimed radically during home and micro offices, though also a intensity choice for one person’s use in any distance office, it delivers a lot some-more capability than we competence design from a sub-$100 MFP. However, a high regulating cost creates it many reduction appealing than it would differently be.
Like many inkjet MFPs today, a MX372 can offer in a twin purpose for home and home office, or even as a particularly home printer. However, many like a Editors’ Choice Brother MFC-J430w ($100 street, 4 stars), it’s surprising for a cost in focusing some-more on a bureau side of that twin role.
In further to copy from and scanning to a PC, it can fax from a PC and work as a standalone copier and fax machine. And distinct customary home-oriented printers, it can indicate multi-page papers and legal-size pages simply interjection to a 30-page involuntary request tributary (ADF) that supplements a letter-size flatbed. Missing from a MX372 are such photo-centric facilities as a ability to imitation directly from memory cards and PictBridge cameras.
Also blank is both Wi-Fi and connected network support, that creates it tough to share a printer easily, and mostly boundary it to personal use. The paper doing is also best indifferent for a singular person’s use, with usually a 100-sheet paper capacity, primer duplexing, and no paper doing ascent options.
Setup and Speed
Setting adult a MX372 is customary fare. For my tests, we commissioned it on a Vista complement regulating a USB connection—the usually choice. The speed is best described as good-for-nothing even for a price, though not too many slower than many of a competition.
On a business applications apartment we timed a MX372 (using QualityLogic’s hardware and program for timing) during an effective 2.0 pages per notation (ppm). That’s radically a tie with a HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One ($99.99 direct, 3.5 stars) during 2.1 ppm, though a bit slower than a Editors’ Choice Kodak ESP C310 All-in-One Printer ($99.99 direct, 4 stars) during 2.7 ppm. It’s also a lot slower than a Brother MFC-J430w, during 4.3 ppm, though keep in mind that a Brother printer’s quick speed for business applications is a large partial of because it is Editors’ Choice.
Photo speed for a MX372 was some-more definitively slow, averaging 2 mins 9 seconds for a 4 by 6. The Brother MFC-J430w wasn’t many faster, during 1:59, though many of a foe leaves both printers in a dust, with a HP Officejet 4500 clocking in during 1:15, for example, and a Kodak ESP C310 holding usually 44 seconds.
Output Quality and Other Issues
The MX372′s altogether outlay peculiarity is next par, though not adequate to be an issue. Text peculiarity in sold is good next par, that translates to few fonts scoring good during sizes next 8 points. As prolonged as we don’t have an surprising need for smaller fonts, however, we shouldn’t have any complaints.
Graphic outlay does better, during usually somewhat next par, though still good adequate for any inner business need including PowerPoint handouts and a like. On a other hand, it’s a bit brief of what I’d wish for outlay going to an critical patron or patron who we indispensable to stir with a clarity of my professionalism.
Photos were standard for an inkjet MFP overall, solely for an apparent stain in black and white output. Color photos were generally during a low finish of what I’d design from drugstore prints, creation a outlay excusable for snapshots. If we wish your photos to demeanour their best, you’ll wish to demeanour elsewhere, though that’s flattering many approaching from a printer that claims to be office-centric.
One other emanate that can matter a lot or a little, depending on how many we design to print, is a high claimed cost per page, during 6.3 cents for a mono page and 13.8 cents for a tone page. That’s 2.5 cents some-more per page than a MFC-J430w for both mono and color. Given a $20 disproportion in cost between a two, we usually have to imitation 800 pages before you’ve done adult a difference. Beyond that, a sum cost for a MX372 would be aloft than for a Brother MFC-J430w, and a disproportion would boost with each page we print.
For many people, a high regulating cost will be adequate reason to demeanour elsewhere, given it’s tough to suppose anyone copy fewer than 800 pages over a life of a printer. But if we don’t design to imitation many some-more than that, or don’t mind a cost, or what we unequivocally need is some multiple of an ADF versed scanner, fax machine, and a ability to fax files from your PC’s tough drive, a Canon Pixma MX372 Office All-in-One can do a job.