Conclusion: Well. Here I am with a severe need to scan a large number of documents. When I was done with setup, there apparently is no scan capability. What a chump I am. The local shop where I bought it was no help. The machine screen is not backlit so it is flashlight time. Paper jams are constant. This machine just does not want to be here, and I feel the same. Buy something else if you want an all in one. This one baffles me.
Conclusion: I have had my MX452 for a year now. The biggest frustration I have with it is that there is no way to clear the memory. It insists on doing what you did last. Scanning is a problem. One time you press the buttons and it gives you the option to scan to a flash drive, other times, not at all. Only once it gave me the option to scan as a picture, but now only give me the option to scan as a document.
Conclusion: At some point it decided it no longer wanted to save docs to my pc as PDF. Then it refused to scan from the machine, had to go through Devises and Printers on Start menu to initiate scans. Spent 2 hours on the phone with Canon support and they put the blame back on my firewall even though I have not made any changes to such. Now it is offline and I am not able to print from either my pc or laptop.
Conclusion: This Multi-Function Unit was very easy to set up and begin working. The print quality is much better than other brand MFC units especially the color. It is easy to update. I do wish it had a better alert to print ink being low. As it is, the faxes that are inbound will be saved in memory otherwise providing no audible or other alert to the user. Overall it is a nice unit to have and use.
Pros: reliable, Easy Setup, durable, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use
Conclusion: Can't see the display...need a flashlight every time to read the screen. Error code 5011 common...this time nothing seems to correct it and just bought $50 ink when my other ink was probably fine.
Cons: Difficult to use, unreliable, Flimsy Construction
Conclusion: Worked great at first, could use my phone, tablet, computer with printer. Somewhere along the line the printer went "offline" it's been a nightmare since. Cannot get it on our home network as it previously was, just not worth the time and energy.
Cons: Difficult to use, Difficult Setup, unreliable