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Canon Pixma MP640

Canon Pixma MP640
alaScore 85

658 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 658 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The value for money and print quality also get good views, whereas reviews are divided on the size.

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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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(Based on 658 reviews)

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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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Does everything it is supposed to.

 

I am using downloaded software mp640swin103ej.exe and mpnexwin304ej.exe. These versions have proven to be flawless for printing and scanning.

Can print photos from Android devices. Scanning via wireless

On occassion it must be restarted before it will attempt to scan to PDF on a PC via wireless. It sees the PC, just won't start the scan

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If you have a PC, run away from this printer as well!

 

Gah, where to start. I'm highly educated in computers and LAN setup but this useless printer is a nightmare. Every now and then it just simply refuses to print things over wireless. I know this is a problem for lots of Mac users, but I'm a PC user, and...

Nice when it works... but it doesn't

The wireless support on this thing is absolutely awful

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If you have a Mac, run away from this printer!

 

If you have a PC I understand the wireless works well for this printer. If you have a Mac I can guarantee you that connecting to this printer will be nothing but a nightmare. Look up issues on line and you will see there have been problems printing...

This Canon printer does a great job printing everything from simple Word documents to color photos. It's small and relatively easy to set up

I have had the printer for about a year now. It is horrible as a wireless printer. It literally NEVER prints the first time we send a document to it. We have to go and turn it off, then on again in order for it not to have a "Communication Error". I h

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Wireless Works Great

 

I bought the Canon Pixma 640R because I wanted to replace my old printer with a wireless printer that can also scan wirelessly. Got this printer on sale and I am happy with its performance. I am a home user and this works fine for me. I also thought...

1. Wireless scanning and printing ; 2. Good print quality

None at this point

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Great photo printer but mediocr scans

 

The major use I have for this printer is photss and it does that extremely well. I wanted to be able to scan, and the scans do not seem to have great color. And they take forever. I am likely to replace it with the next model, but I am not in the...

This produces great photos. Duplex is also a great feature.Ink is a fair price. Easy setup, and terrific to be able to print and scan from anywhere in the house. Software is a pleasure to print with

Scanning seems to be very slow, prescan is quick but the actual scan takes forever. Inks run out fairly quickly

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Great Photo Printer

 

I would recommend this as a photo printer without hesitation. Our local Best Buy had them on sale for 129.00 and for that price this printer cannot be beat period. The print speed is great and the print quality looks just like it came from a photo lab....

Picture quality, Print speed, Wireless network, price, automatic 2 side printing

Network setup could be a problem for some

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Slow also page not lined up with image on computer.

 

I don't know why the image is lower on my printed copy than on the computer.. I use twice the paper now and have to reload it twice as much.

Product looks good when I finally get it

Don't know why the image is somewhat dropped so that "1 page" always prints as 2. Also puts out 1 clean sheet of paper before the printed page comes out. Very slow when it prepares to print

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If you have a Mac, run away from this printer!

 

If you have a PC I understand the wireless works well for this printer. If you have a Mac I can guarantee you that connecting to this printer will be nothing but a nightmare. Look up issues on line and you will see there have been problems printing...

This Canon printer does a great job printing everything from simple Word documents to color photos. It's small and relatively easy to set up

I have had the printer for about a year now. It is horrible as a wireless printer. It literally NEVER prints the first time we send a document to it. We have to go and turn it off, then on again in order for it not to have a "Communication Error". I h

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.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.5in
Height:6.9in
Weight:19.4lbs
Width:17.8in

Document & Media Handling

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:MP640
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

Printing

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
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