Conclusion: I really like the Canon Pixma line of printers because they are incredibly easy to set up and use, they offer useful features and the print quality is solid for both black and white text documents and color photos. The MX340 is no exception. The biggest issue I have with the Pixma line, be it the consumer or office printers, is the price of ink.
Pros: Good print quality, Decent print speeds, Front side USB
Cons: Ink can be expensive, One line display, Lengthy processing
Review of Canon PIXMA MX340 Office All-In-One Printer
14 February 2010
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a printer that’s all about business then you’ll want to certainly take a closer look at the Pixma MX340. It’s a very capable printer that works fast and produces a quality print for both documents and photos. The MX340 doesn’t have all of the features of other types of Multi-Function Printers , but it doesn’t need them really. The cute stuff like stationary etc is a nice feature but who really uses it all that often?
Pros: Well made and designed, High paper capacity, Inexpensive really, Ink is actually inexpensive, Quiet scanning
Cons: Large in size, Not much in terms of features for printing, Small and limited LCD display
Summary: This is a multi function unit (it has fax). It is almost all cream in colour apart from a black band and black vertical paper tray. As an All In One it would cost less, if anyone out there still uses fax either at home or in a small business write a comment.
Conclusion: Running costs are a touch high on this model too, but overall it's a fair if not spectacular performance from the Canon. You do get quite a lot of printer for your money and the fax and wireless capabilities are a useful addition too. The MX340 isn't an all-round performer, but it's a decent device with good specification.
Excerpt: Canon has consistently impressed us with the quality of its recent MFPs, but they haven't had much appeal for the budget conscious, with most of current models priced at over £100. At just over £80, the Pixma MX340 is a fully-featured four-in-one MFP with print, scan, copy and fax capabilities, as well as easy-to-configure 802.11b/g wireless networking.