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Canon Pixma MG4250

We have collected and analyzed 11 expert reviews and 3576 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Jun 7, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 939476 reviews from other Printers. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Canon Pixma MG4250 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the print quality and noise. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability. The control panel and durability get mixed views.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality


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This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MG4250 - multifunctionals (Inkjet, 1200 x 2400 DPI, A4, 216 x 297 mm, Colour, Colour) (printer, setup ink + canon XL Ink)Canon PIXMA MG4250 - multifunctionals (Inkjet, 1200 x 2400 DPI, A4, 216 x 297 mm, Colour, Colour) (printer, setup ink + canon XL Ink)

Dec, 2018

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Canon PIXMA MG4250


A fairly budget all-in-one, with simple paper handling and a tri-colour cartridge.

62mm LCD display, Excellent photo print quality, Good support software bundle

Very slow duplex speed, Wasteful tri-colour cartridge, Occasional long pre-processing

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Darien Graham-Smith (

Canon Pixma MG4250 review: A low-cost all-in-one inkjet with a great set of features


An attractive and versatile all-in-one printer, with a wide range of features you wouldn't expect at this price

Cheap ; Fast ; Double-sided printing

Running costs aren't low

If that’s not a major concern, though, you can’t go wrong. The Pixma MG4250 is a very attractive and versatile all-in-one printer, with a great range of features you wouldn’t expect to find at this price.

Feb, 2018

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The Canon Pixma MG4250 is an all-in-one printer with wi-fi that can also print from a memory card. It doesn't print the best-looking photos directly from your computer, but the quality improves when printing from your camera's memory card. We've tested...

Jan, 2013

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Had to purchase a printer in a hurry as my last one (canon MP520) had died.Quickly went through the best buys etc and sent my daughter off to the only place locally that sold printers (Tesco). Out of the list of 5 possible printers, she came back with...

Aug, 2015

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This was recommended in Computeractive and it is a good buy. Easy to set up and there is provision to make it quiet in use. It is a front loader and the paper tray takes up space when not in use, so allow for that. It set up on wi-fi OK without...

Jun, 2015

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johnm,s pixma 4250

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My last canon an IP3500 was ok one minute dead the next, hope that wont happen with this as its doing everything ok, was easy to set up, cant really fault it, good VFM cant see that the noise is a problem, just wait until the kettle starts to boil then...

Jul, 2014

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It's cheap and it does the job. Not great on ink but then which printer is? it's time someone stood up to these companies. Anyway, although it is cheap, it has all the features that an ordinary householder might need and does not seem too noisy to me,...

Mar, 2014

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Bought a new printer simply because my ancient Dell printer, although OK with Windows 8, proved incompatible with Windows 8.1.This machine, although on offer and very cheap, seems to work perfectly well and does a great deal more than I need - lots of...

Nov, 2013

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This is the second printer I've bought from Canon. I had just bought a new Lenova laptop from Peter Jones and I went in to buy a printer to go with it. When I got it home I summoned my computer guy to come and connect it for me. Sadly it does not...

Mar, 2018

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Good value basic printer


We are very pleased with this printer. The print quality is good and it is quite easy to use. It does take longer to copy than our last printer, but that isn't a big problem. We were given very good advice by the staff at John Lewis in Southampton.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function:Y
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
Time to first copy (color, normal):20


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Color display:Y
Display Diagonal:2.4

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):19

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint / Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print,PIXMA Cloud Link
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK / WEP,WPA-PSK,WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.7 x 12 x 5.98
Wireless Technology:IEEE802.11b/g/n

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15 / 10x15,13x18,20x25 / 3.94x5.91
Recommended media weight:64 - 105, 300
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105 / 64 - 300


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):19
Power consumption (copying):19
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (standby):0.7


Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:5.7
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:9.9


Document formats supported:PDF
Image formats supported:JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / A4 (210 x 297)
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA / TWAIN,WIA
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, Memory card, PC / E-mail, File, OCR / E-mail, Memory Card, PC
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Downloadable software:Easy-WebPrint EX
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Other operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):43
Print noise level:43
Printing noise level:43
Standby acoustic emission:43


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:microSD (TransFlash), miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, SDHC

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1GHz
Minimum RAM:1024 / 128

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.6 / 201.1