Summary: I purchased this printer in November 2012. As I recall, it took a whole afternoon to install it and get it working using a wireless connection. The instructions that came with it only added to the difficulty. I found it noisy, slow, temperamental and able to drain ink cartridges like there's no tomorrow. In September 2014, the printer stopped working. I suppose you could argue that £40 (or thereabouts) for a printer which lasted just shy of 2 years is a good thing.
Do not buy this printer! The cartridges are ridiculously ...
Window L., Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: Do not buy this printer! The cartridges are ridiculously expensive and it gets through them quickly. It keeps getting paper jams by pulling in extra paper when it's finished printing, you clear one error and another pops up, it constantly goes through it's warm up even when you've not asked it to print and the heads are out of alignment and I cannot remedy it. I've not even had it working more than 4 months. Please note this is not a reflection or comment on the seller.
Summary: I have had 2 of these little monsters and the second one has just outstayed it's welcome. Interesting to see most of the 5 star reviews are recent purchases, where the reviewer hasn't given the Pixma MG3250 a chance to start ruining page after page of expensive business card stock, or waited all evening for it to come to some sort of decision about printing the first page of something - or not. Well, mine has just wasted it's last page.
Summary: A very bad experience. Had this printer a few months and not done much printing. It is very flimsy compared to the last printer I had ( a hp photosmart). It was also exceptionally noisy to start up and also in operation. It is also very slow to start up and to print. My main gripe though, is that I kept getting false error messages about the paper tray being empty when it was not, which meant I couldn't print at all.
Summary: 5 minutes of whirring and shuddering and then an error message. The "Low Ink" icon should be incorporated into the Canon logotype – brand new ink cartridges and hey presto – 3 black and white prints and my Yellow has run out again! It's either that or "no paper", when the paper tray is full. Just a huge frustration – save yourself the angst and the money and but a proper printer.
Summary: Bought printer for its wifi option and it's rubbish. After replacing my wifi router it took days of reinstalling software to get the thing connected again. More importantly, apparently the printer needs 70% signal strength on the wifi, otherwise it reports as offline. Even on the same floor, a few meters away from the router, I only get 56% so I still need to move the laptop and plug it into the printer, defeating the purpose of getting this printer in the first place.
Summary: Runs out of ink almost as soon as you put a new cartridge in. Wireless usually doesn't work. Rarely scans. Photo's - well you would be wasting you time. It can't even print a boarding pass that goes through a scanner properly (how can it not handle a barcode?). Really one of the worst printers I have ever owned...
Summary: I dislike this printer intensely. I'd had Canon's before and apart from the high cost of inks, no problems. This printer is tetchy and unreliable. Its looks and feels cheap. It's pics go into something called an 'Image Garden'. Frankly that would be a sacking offence to have thought that one up if I was running the creative department. Because once you've copied them in.. They seem to disappear. No list of pictures to consult. It's just aggravating.
Summary: It's noisy, painfully slow- it takes ages to even begin printing and then it's a tedious line by line event where half the page comes out unprinted. I had to print something 3 times to get the whole thing. Mine is now not working at all (second time I've attempted to use it)- it's continuously offline. I've spent hours trying to get help - customer support, gone through the manual etc etc etc to no avail. Don't buy it!
Summary: This printer is so eager to grab the sheet of paper, it pulls it through crooked and then chews it up! It does this on quality 120gsm paper too, not just the thin rubbishy stuff. It's now out of its 30 day return to Amazon period, so I've got to pay to send it to Canon. Not worth it. Avoid.