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Canon Pixma MP640

Canon Pixma MP640
alaScore 85

1311 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1311 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and value for money. The performance and print quality also get good opinions.

usability, print quality, performance, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MP640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Canon Pixma MP640


alaTest has collected and analysed 175 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP640 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

usability, performance, value for money, print quality, design

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP640 Network Ready Premium All-In-One Photo PrinterCanon Pixma MP640 - 5 Compatible Printer Ink Cartridges - Cyan / Magenta / Yellow / Black - Premium Multipack - Fully Chipped, Ready for Use

Consumer review by: review summary for Canon Pixma MP640


alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Canon Pixma MP640 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

usability, value for money, performance, print quality, design

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MP640 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3748B002)Canon MP640R Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-one Printer MP640 Red - Burgundy Edition

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Canon PIXMA MP640 -- Faster But Still Affordable


It's just a little bigger than the MP620 we called "quite a deal" in our review a year ago, but Canon claims the new MP640 is much faster. But duplex printing returns to this PIXMA, we're glad to see.

Our review of the MP620 complained that it lacked film scanning, high fidelity printing and duplex printing. The MP640 brings duplex printing to the entry-level multifunction PIXMA printer but there's still no film scanning. We're less concerned than...


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Canon Pixma MP640 review


When in use with the rear tray open, the output tray extended, and the control panel flipped up, the Pixma MP640's dimensions are approximately 18 x 25 x 12 inches. Factor in the scanner lid when opened and the space needed for the printer is about 18...

Excellent image quality ; Ease of use ; Low energy consumption

Print pauses during jobs ; Can't print documents from USB

Canon supplies compatible with the MP640 are also available through the Canon Direct Store. Each dye-based tank retails for $12.99; the pigment-based tank is $14.99. The 4-color value pack retails for $47.99 while the three cartridge pigment-based...

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Canon PIXMA MP640 review


Speed, specs and sophistication make this a standout all-in-one printer

Five-ink system good for photos and docs ; Fast printing ; Very sharp prints ; Dual paper input ; CD/DVD printing tray

Not cheap to run ; Optional Bluetooth adapter is pricey ; A little bulky ; Almost too quick with mono docs ; Auto duplex is a bit slow

Cleverly designed and beautifully put together, the MP640 ticks all the right boxes for functionality and ease of use, while also proving unbeatable in terms of print speed and quality.

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Canon PIXMA MP640 inkjet multifunction


Canon's PIXMA MP640 inkjet multifunction improves on its predecessor -- the PIXMA MP630 -- by adding network connectivity, USB flash drive support and...

Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, easy to use, great print quality, can print photos directly from USB flash drives

Can't print documents from flash drives, some print quality issues with small text, compatibility issues with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Canon's PIXMA MP640 inkjet multifunction offers network connectivity, a sizeable colour LCD and USB flash drive support. It's not a fast printer, but you can expect the same excellent print quality you get from other Canon inkjets.

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Canon PIXMA MP640


This all-in-one inkjet offers a scanner, CD/DVD printer, a CompactFlash reader and Wi-Fi networking for less than £130.

Wireless connection is also a straightforward, two-stage process, where the printer is first logged onto the wireless network, using WPA or WPS. The software installation then picks up the newly available printer.


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Canon Pixma MP640 review


Canon's feature-packed Pixma MP640 has both wired and wireless networking, memory card slots, a CD-printing tray, two 150-sheet paper trays and an automatic duplexer.

This feature-packed multifunction device delivers on all fronts, and is an excellent choice for families with multiple PCs.

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A Duplex All-in-One : Canon PIXMA MP640


Currently occupying a portion of my available workspace is the Canon PIXMA MP640. This is an All-in-One device that offers print, scan and copy capabilities while giving you a choice of USB or 802.11bg WLAN connectivity when connecting to your computer...

Sitting on top of the printer module is the flatbed scanner element of this All-in-One. This is an A4 4800 dpi scanner with guide lines being provided to help when positioning different sizes of documents on the scanner. Working in conjunction with the...

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Lab Test: Canon Pixma MP640


Installation was straightforward using Snow Leopard's default drivers although we did encounter one hassle. Our test system had Parallels installed and the network connections it established interfered with printer detection of the network. Once we...

Easy setup; excellent print quality

No sheet feeder option

Scanning over a network connection was straightforward using Image Capture and Preview. It’s also possible to initiate scanning at the MP640 and then direct the output to a computer on the network, although this required installation of Canon’s...

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Canon Pixma MP640


This high-end wireless Canon printer lets you print photos straight from a memory card, camera or mobile phone without having to fiddle with a PC. It has Wi-Fi, Ethernet connectivity for use with wired Internet connections, Bluetooth and a print...

The MP640 is by no means perfect, but that's forgiveable considering just how high it's aiming. Like most Pixmas, however, it does all the important things well, and does nothing badly, which is a good start. If you can justify spending this much on a...

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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Canon's Pixma MP640 boasts picture perfect printing


The best Canon home all-in-one yet, with flawless quality and an impressive feature list.

Product Specifications

Ideal for advanced users, the premium PIXMA MP640 integrates seamlessly into your home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Share superb photolab-quality printing, copying and scanning with the whole family. Canon supports the industry-wide ISO standard for measuring print and copy speeds. This makes it easy to select the right PIXMA for you based on real document print speeds. The PIXMA MP640 offers ISO ESAT speeds of 9.2ipm for mono documents and 8.1ipm for color.


Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Scanner / Printer / Copier
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IrDA / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Printing Speed B/W:9.2ipm
Max Printing Speed Color:8.1ipm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:9600 x 2400 dpi