A closer look at Pixma MG4120
The Canon Pixma MG4120 definitely deserves attention as this $130 color inkjet multifunction printer is supposed to outclass its rivals in terms of cost to say nothing of its unique paper-saving automatic duplexing. Moreover the printer provides high quality output at rather a reasonable pace. As for color-ink costs they are quite low and this makes printing web pages and photos cost-effective. On the other hand, customers will have to shell out a lot to get the black ink for this printer, though there’s rather a low probability of going broke when printing out letters every day.
Customers can connect the printer to their PCs via USB and the same is true for network if there’s the integrated Wi-Fi. The Pixma MG4120 also has a 2.4-inch flip-up LCD screen which is easy to read and that definitely adds more flexibility to the device. Unfortunately, there’s a problem with the printer’s three function buttons as they are very difficult to use. Perhaps developers should have introduced an OK button as well as four-way cursor control to make the device more user-friendly. Apart from that the printer features Memory Stick and SD card slots enabling users to print photos and offload scans.
The printer has quite modest paper-handling features, but that will suffice for home use. There’s a 100-sheet letter input tray at the front of the device while a 50-sheet output tray is on the top. Unfortunately the Pixma MG4120 hasn’t got an automatic document feeder to assist the letter-size scanner, though users can take advantage of an automatic duplexer which supports comfortable two-sided printing. By the way, the scanner is able to accommodate thick material as its lid telescopes.
The device’s output is pretty good, while the same quality is provided by all Canon Pixma MG-series printers. As for color graphics there’s a bit of orange skew therefore faces may look somewhat spray-tanned, though this nuance is beneficial for both landscapes and still-lifes.
The Pixma MG4120 normally prints text pages at about 7.1 page per minute on the Mac while it can’t print faster than 6.5 pages per minute on the personal computer. It takes approximately 2.6 ppm to print snapshot-size pictures on plain paper, and the speed drops down to 1.2 ppm when photo paper is used. The Mac seems to be preferable when it comes to printing color PDF pages as well as full-page photos. Moreover there are no problems with making copies and scans at normal and high resolutions.
As mentioned above when compared to its rivals the Pixma MG4120 has got high black-ink costs while color printing is quite affordable. Moreover, one needs to replace the whole cartridge even if one color runs out.
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