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Canon PIXMA MG3520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 804 reviews of Canon PIXMA MG3520. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the size and print quality are generally positive. The performance and price also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the noise. Many are less positive about the durability and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA MG3520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PIXMA MG3520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 488 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MG3520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The performance and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the durability and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the noise.

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reliability, durability

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Office Products PIXMA MG3520 BK Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and CopierCanon Office Products PIXMA MG3520 BK Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PIXMA MG3520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon PIXMA MG3520 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Office Products PIXMA MG3520 BK Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and CopierCanon Office Products PIXMA MG3520 BK Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Chase H. (newegg.com)

Good printer (if you can get it connected)

 

The secret to making this printer the best money you've spent isn't included with the printer. - A USB A to B cable will be needed if you do not want to use the wireless. THIS IS NOT INCLUDED! You've been warned. - You will not find the wireless steps...

Works like a charm, it - is wireless. Works perfectly with a USB cord as well... - is well priced (it's $70 and has wireless!) - is moderately quick, both to recieve the print job and to print the job - prints in color - is Google Cloud Print ready -...

A few flaws, including - the color prints are not fantastic - it's hard to set up (especially if you don't know how) - it needs an access point for the wireless - the directions suck (for the wireless details, anyway) - the software is bad. My advice...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good printer (if you can get it connected)

 

The secret to making this printer the best money you've spent isn't included with the printer. - A USB A to B cable will be needed if you do not want to use the wireless. THIS IS NOT INCLUDED! You've been warned. - You will not find the wireless steps...

Works like a charm, it ; is wireless. Works perfectly with a USB cord as well ; is well priced (it's $70 and has wireless!) ; is moderately quick, both to recieve the print job and to print the job ; prints in color ; is Google Cloud Print ready ; is...

A few flaws, including ; the color prints are not fantastic ; it's hard to set up (especially if you don't know how) ; it needs an access point for the wireless ; the directions suck (for the wireless details, anyway) ; the software is bad. My advice...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Happygal (tigerdirect.com)

Wouldn't Purchase Again

 

I have an MG 3500 that has given me problems ever since it was new. Printer errors are the norm, not the exception. We have spent more time sorting out the problems than actually using it. I'm finished with the Canon Printers. If this is an example of...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Canon MG3520 White

 

Our primary modem/router is not a WPS device. Refusing to go buy a USB A/B cable and really needing to print something (and refusing to accept defeat) I dug out a spare router and ah-ha, it's WPS. I daisy-chained that to our current modem/router. Using...

Attractive, low-profile (although wide... fits nicely under my desk), decent print quality. It's $65, so seriously. What do you expect ; If you put it into "quiet" mode (once you worm your way into the remote UI) it is very, very quiet ; Is Cloud Print...

This thing is a horror to set up if you're stuck doing it the wireless, non-WPS way. It doesn't come with a USB cable. If you do not have a WPS router save yourself some tears and pick up a USB A/B cable (if you don't have one) when you buy this ; I...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Kristen H. (newegg.com)

Canon MG3520 White

 

Our primary modem/router is not a WPS device. Refusing to go buy a USB A/B cable and really needing to print something (and refusing to accept defeat) I dug out a spare router and ah-ha, it's WPS. I daisy-chained that to our current modem/router. Using...

Attractive, low-profile (although wide... fits nicely under my desk), decent print quality. It's $65, so seriously. What do you expect? If you put it into "quiet" mode (once you worm your way into the remote UI) it is very, very quiet. Is Cloud Print...

This thing is a horror to set up if you're stuck doing it the wireless, non-WPS way. It doesn't come with a USB cable. If you do not have a WPS router save yourself some tears and pick up a USB A/B cable (if you don't have one) when you buy this. I...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Very Difficutl

 

Luckily, my dad had an old HP Printer USB cable that works with this unit. This allowed me to connect the printer to my computer and get it installed. However, I'm still not able to get the printer connected to the network, so it is not working as a...

OFFERS wireless printing (I say "offers" because I haven't been able to get it to work yet), ability to print from tablets, smartphones, remote email, etc

VERY DIFFICULT TO SET UP. It is difficult because an essential cable to install IS NOT INCLUDED with the printer. Don't ask me why, but there is no USB cable in the box to help you install the printer if you are having network issues. This is a gross...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Joseph N. (newegg.com)

Very Difficutl

 

Luckily, my dad had an old HP Printer USB cable that works with this unit. This allowed me to connect the printer to my computer and get it installed. However, I'm still not able to get the printer connected to the network, so it is not working as a...

OFFERS wireless printing (I say "offers" because I haven't been able to get it to work yet), ability to print from tablets, smartphones, remote email, etc.

VERY DIFFICULT TO SET UP. It is difficult because an essential cable to install IS NOT INCLUDED with the printer. Don't ask me why, but there is no USB cable in the box to help you install the printer if you are having network issues. This is a gross...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: CANDORICH (tigerdirect.com)

Great buy!!

 

bought this printer to scan old photos to put on my computer for further processing. Works great and has a printer attached!!

May, 2014

Consumer review by: donald b. (newegg.com)

great versitility!!!!!!

 

the wireless feature lets you print from anywhere in your home,great feature!!

this printer is a very high quality versatile machine that can cover any home printing needs with no problem,canon is a great name in electronics and their expertise shines in their printers!!!! this is the second one purchased in our family,no...

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Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Charles J. (newegg.com)

nice little printer

 

This eliminates a printer server and its main function is to print off mobiles. Not sure how much ink it uses yet and how much that will cost. Usually with printers, the unit is cheap and we get stuck with high ink prices. Luckily there are a lot of...

For a decent cost, we have a printer just plugged into the wall away from an Ethernet jack that it hooked up to 3 iphones and 3 ipads. It starts printing just seconds after print button on iphone pressed.

Have not priced the ink yet, but for things like receipts for bills paid, hope it will not be heavily used. Warned my wife and dtr to use the laser printer for heavy printing needs.

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

Performance

Copying:Colour
Faxing: No
Printing:Colour
Scanning:Colour

Printing

Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) colour:5.7
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:9.9