Conclusion: The setup wasn't bad and we have had it networked for probably a year. My wife has used it for printing pictures and scanning so it's all good there.Love being able to print via the wireless BUT it is supposed to be 802.11b/g/n compliant but will not identify my 11n network. Everything in my house that is 11n compliant connects but this thing won't even see it when I manually add the "access point".
Pros: reliable, durable, High Quality Output, price
Conclusion: This printer is perhaps one of the most confusing to use that I've ever encountered, but only in the setup phase. The day to day printing, once it's working, is fine. I haven't had a problem with slow printouts and such. The pages look good, not exceptional, but reasonably good. The printer will go through a process before printing that includes a lot of whirring, snaps and pops, and this goes on for awhile until finally a sheet is fed in and you have your printout.
Pros: Small Footprint, High Quality Output, scanner does a good job
Cons: Difficult to use, Difficult Setup, terrible user interface
Pros: Fast printing and colors are vibrant. Setting up was easy.
Cons: When it came to installing this printer over the wireless network, it was a pain to set up. I couldn't get it to set up wirelessly. Another down side was that I couldn't get this product to update to the latest firmware. I tried everything to get it to download the latest firmware.
Conclusion: I have been using this printer for a year and half. The design is alright and I have it networked in 3 devices. Networking was no problem. The ink quality is ok but cartridges are not economical by any means and hold far less ink. I haven't tired the XXL yet. It was difficult to find the serial number on the device for registration so don't do what I did and throw away the box. Connecting everything was fine. The software is not easy to follow and is too technical.
Pros: reliable, High Quality Output, fast print speed
Cons: Difficult to use, Difficult Setup, uses a lot of ink
Conclusion: I would not recommend this printer to anyone. I do not like the front load for paper and I have had a lot of problems with this printer. It doesn't always want to print and there isn't anything I've done differently. Not a good choice!
Pros: Easy Setup, durable, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use
Summary: This printer cost less than a new set of inks for my old HP. It is relatively has a better (if slower) scanner, but with fewer controls. Photo quality on plain paper is excellent. It seems to use a little more ink than the HP.
Summary: This product could have been much better, but I think Canon went cheap on making it. I got this printer for my parents for christmas, and saw that it was Airprint compatible. They use apple products so I thought this was great since they've been needing a wireless printer for A LONG time now, and having a scanner and fax and copier all in one at home is terrific and convenient. Well Christmas comes and they ask me to set it up, so I go to set it up.
"Easy set-up, printing somewhat slow but RETURNED,"
2 December 2012
Pros: Easy set-up, decent quality prints.
Cons: After about one month had print-head alignment issues that could not resolve either through auto head-align or manual head-align. Looked like it was double printing on itself. Unreadable. Ended up returning to store.
Canon MX432 Wireless Multi-Function Printer - Labor Intensive But Great Value For The Features
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
13 April 2012
Summary: The Canon Office Products PIXMA MX432 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax is a very good device that provides a lot of features for a great value. As more of an entry-level multi-function printer, many features require a lot of work to set up and use. But because of the great value provided by this unit, plenty of people will be willing to accept the extra work required to use all the features offered by this model.