From the Manufacturer
Bring excellent quality, speed, and ease of use to your home office all in the name of increased productivity. This begins with built-in Wi-Fi®1 for printing and scanning virtually anywhere in your home from computers and compatible mobile devices. This also includes AirPrint2, which lets you wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, documents and more from compatible iPad, Phone or iPod touch devices to a compatible Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One. An integrated 30-sheet Auto Document Feeder, FastFront, and Easy-WebPrint EX3 are just some of the features that can allow you to easily multi-task while your PIXMA MX432 is at work for all-new levels of efficiency.
4800 x 1200 maximum color resolution4 and the FINE Cartridge System means superb business document printing and efficiency while built-in imaging technology ensures the integrity of originals are preserved with each copy and scan. Maintain security standards by utilizing features to prevent misdialed fax transmissions and keep scanned files password protected.
The MX432 also allows you to turn your office into a photo lab and print beautiful, borderless5 photo lab quality photos up to 8.5" x 11" in size. Your photo printing options now also include Full HD video6 while you can enjoy computer-less printing through compatible direct print options.
The MX432 delivers the business imaging quality and versatile solutions that can assist you in bringing your business to the next level. So, you can print business documents when you need to and photos when you want to.
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PIXMA MX432 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer
Wireless1 Printing with Features That Let You Get Down to Business
FEATURES & BENEFITS
SPEED & QUALITY
4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi4 produces incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.
High Performance Ink Cartridges:
These two genuine Canon ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks for great document and photo quality. One is a Pigment Black cartridge for crisp, professional text and one is a multi-color cartridge for pictures. Both are easy to use and replace.
Beautiful, Borderless Photos Fast:
Print a borderless, 4" x 6" photo in approximately 46 seconds.8
This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon photo papers and inks for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 100 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.9
EASE OF USE
Fully-Integrated, 30-sheet Auto Document Feeder:
Easily copy, scan and fax multiple documents without having to load them one page at a time. Enjoy full integration so the printer can better fit in tight workspaces.
This innovative design feature allows for even easier replacement of your Genuine Canon Ink and papers right from the front of the machine.
Full HD Movie Print:
Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful prints.6
Easily set print and copy quantities while also viewing the printer's status.
Auto Scan Mode:
With one press of the Scan button your original is automatically recognized and saved in the correct format.10
Auto Document Fix:
This built-in software automatically analyzes and corrects both text and image documents so text will remain clear and easy to read with pronounced edges, and pictures will keep their true color with highlights, shadows, and dots being smoothed out.
Print and scan wirelessly1 from any Wi-Fi® enabled computer around the house.
Super G3 Fax:
The high speed business fax11 standard for color and PC facsimiles on plain paper meets the home office workhorse with 20 coded speed dials and up to 50 incoming pages.12
Wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, documents and more from compatible iPad, Phone or iPod touch devices to a compatible Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. Just see it, tap it, and print it!2
The free EasyPhoto-Print app lets you wirelessly print and scan jpg and pdf files from compatible iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices.6
PictBridge & Optional Bluetooth:
Print directly from digital camera, DV camcorder, or camera phones via PictBridge13, or the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth14 unit.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES & BENEFITS
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
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|PIXMA MX432 |
Wireless Office All-In-One
|PIXMA MX512 |
Wireless Office All-In-One
|PIXMA MX892 |
Wireless Office All-In-One
|Functions||Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Photo||Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Photo||Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Photo|
|Speed & Quality|
|ISO Print Speed (up to)18 / |
4" x 6" Borderless Photo8
|Print Resolution (up to)4 / |
Minimum Ink Droplet Size
|Ink Cartridges / Tanks|
|Maximum Scan Resolution|
|Ease of Use|
|2 Way Paper Feeding||-||-|
|Dual Function Panel||-|
|Auto Document Feeder|
|Full HD Movie Print Software Included6|
|Google Cloud Print20||-||-|
|PIXMA Cloud Link3||-||-|
|Direct Photo Printing7,13,15|
GENUINE CANON INKS & PAPER
- Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
- Printer firmware update may be necessary for AirPrint function. Certain exception may apply. AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, Airport Base Station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
- Easy-WebPrint EX requires Internet Explorer 7 or 8 for Windows, Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista SP2 (or later) or Windows 7, or Safari 4.0 - 5.0 for Mac OS X v.10.5 - 10.6.x.
- Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
- Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
- Full HD Movie Print allows printing from HD or Full HD "MOV" movie files created by Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Print quality is determined by video resolution. Function does not upscale video resolution. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
- Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free in the Android Market. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later.
- Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
- Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100 for additional details.
- For network users, Auto Scan Mode is only available when scanning at a computer using MP Navigator EX software and selecting the 1-click feature then "save to PC".
- The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.
- Page count is based on ITU-T No.1 chart or Canon FAX Standard Chart No.1.
- Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
- Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth v2.0 technology and optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.
- System requirements vary by application.
- ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
- Black & white document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using ITU-T No.1 chart. Color document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using Canon Color Fax Test Sheet. Actual transmission speed vary depending on document complexity, fax setting at receiving end, and line conditions etc.
- Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See www.usa.canon.com/support for details.
- To access CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM from a qualifying Canon printer, all of the software that came with the printer and the full set of compatible genuine Canon ink tanks must be properly installed.
- Requires an Internet connection and Google Account. Printer firmware update may be necessary for Google Cloud Print function. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply. A PC running Windows XP or later or a Mac running OS 10.4.11 or later and USB cable required to perform firmware update.
Setting up AirPrint requires some extra effort
Let's get print quality out of the way first...to me, most color printers in this price range are perfectly acceptable, and the Canon MX432 fits right in with the rest. For day-to-day printing of documents and photos, this meets my needs. If you are looking for top-of-the-line print quality, you probably are not even reading reviews of low-cost multifunction printers.
Set up: this went very smoothly. The "quick start" guide got me up and running. I used the WPS wireless setup feature which was as simple as pushing a button on my router and my printer and waiting for them to discover each other (my router supports WPS...no big deal if yours doesn't, it will just take a couple extra setup steps to get it working with your network...and of course, USB will work fine too). What I really like about the setup is that it never required a USB connection. Once the printer was on my wireless network, the rest of the setup took place wirelessly. (One exception: AirPrint...see below)
Printing on different media: My HP multifunction printer has separate feeds for photo paper and letter-size paper, meaning I don't have to switch back and forth. The Canon, on the other hand, has no such convenience. Not a big deal, but a minor inconvenience if you plan to switch back and forth frequently.
Scanning: I LOVE the Canon's automatic document feed tray for scanning multiple pages. I tested it out and it worked great. Put in a few pages, start the scanning, and a multi-page pdf is automatically generated and saved on my computer. I expect I'll get a lot of use out of this. By contrast, my HP only scans one page at a time.
Noise: I found printing on the Canon to be peacefully quiet...quieter than the HP. On the other hand, each time I press a button on the Canon's control panel, I get a loud "BEEP!" I fumbled through the controls to try to figure out how to silence this, but I haven't figured it out yet. Time to check the manual.
AirPrint: This was my one big frustration with the Canon, and the sole reason for docking it one star. First, understand what AirPrint is...it allows most newer iOS devices to automatically print to the printer wirelessly...no special app needed. When I got my HP, the process was seamless! I set up the printer for my network, and AirPrint functionality just took care of itself: open an e-mail on my iPhone, go to print it, and voila! There was my HP printer. Now, if you read Amazon's product description for the Canon, you will see that it boasts of the same AirPrint functionality. But be sure to read the fine print! It says that you may need to first update the firmware on the Canon so that it can work with AirPrint. How do you do the updating? Well, my first guess was to check the pdf manual that gets installed with my printer. But there's no mention of updating firmware, and there's no mention of AirPrint! So, I went to Canon's support site, found details there, and downloaded the firmware update. But THEN I found that the firmware could only be updated using a USB cable. So, even though I was pleased that I could set up my Canon without needing a cable, I couldn't get AirPrint to work until I did an update that required the cable.
To be fair: Once the firmware update was completed, AirPrint worked just as well as on my HP. And the USB cable is ONLY needed until the firmware update is complete...you don't need to keep it tethered to your computer. Also, I assume that if you wait long enough to buy this printer, Canon will probably be updating the firmware before you buy it (if they DON'T, then hopefully they will include clear steps on how to do it yourself). However, if you are expecting AirPrint to be as simple as possible, understand that you may have to do a little extra work before it is functional.
I haven't tested faxing yet, but am very happy with scanning, printing, and AirPrint functionality. If you can get over the hurdle of setting up AirPrint, then I expect you will be very happy with this printer!
Canon MX432 Wireless Multi-Function Printer - Labor Intensive But Great Value For The Features
Canon Office Products PIXMA MX432 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax is a very good device that provides a lot of features for a great value. As more of an entry-level multi-function printer, many features require a lot of work to set up and use. But because of the great value provided by this unit, plenty of people will be willing to accept the extra work required to use all the features offered by this model.
++ Built-in wireless allows you to easily print from any wireless device
++ Great auto-document feeder allows for easy automatic workflow for scanning, etc.
++ AirPrint compatible for your Apple devices (like iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad)
++ High quality scanner is low-profile, adding functionality without bulking up the unit
++ G3 fax integrated into the unit
++ Also includes basic copier functionality
++ Optional Bluetooth unit allows for direct printing from your digital camera
++ Good value printer given all the features and the small footprint
-- Wireless and feature setups can be time-consuming
-- Using many features, like duplexing, requires manual user intervention
-- AirPrint setup requires time-consuming firmware update
-- Inkjet cartridges will add cost over time, compared to alternatives
-- Switching between regular paper and photo paper is required, because there aren't separate trays
-- LCD screen can be difficult to read, depending on your viewing angle
-- Shiny plastic attracts dust and fingerprints
-- Included software, while effective, is large and split between too many applications
-- Very limited memory interfaces (USB is included)
-- Overall feel of the printer does not seem durable
This is a good value for the features. If you have very little desk real estate, it's nice to get a built-in scanner and fax machine to go along with your printer. Being able to switch between photos and documents is a nice extra too. But there are too many things that limit this model. I would definitely recommend moving up to a better model if the budget allows for it. If you just need a feature packed entry level unit and you don't mind the extra effort it takes to use it, you could do worse than this model.
A Great Upgrade From My Old Canon Printer
Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One Photo Printer (Gray) and for awhile it was all I needed, the printer worked great and the scanner was great. But, it has been time for an upgrade for quite some time.
So, when I was given the chance to try this Canon multifunction scanner, I was very excited!
It did take me almost 10 minutes to set it up- the part that took me the longest to set up was the wireless. But once I got that part figured out- it was user error ( I was trying to put my wireless password instead of the passphrase ).
The wireless printer is awesome, All of the computers in my house can run off the one printer- which is perfect- no need to move the old printer from computer to computer.
I really like the auto feed of the paper and how quickly the page prints.
I do not have a need for the fax- but I just tested it out just to see how it would work- and it was very simple.
I do not see us getting that much use out of the fax but its a nice feature to have.
I entered my number in the set up and a fax came thru while I had it plugged into the hardwire at home.
The scanner works great- quickly scans the document and puts it in a file on the computer.
I see the price is under $100 and that is an awesome price for this!
I was not disappointed at all with this printer/scanner/fax, if you are looking for a new printer or an upgrade this one is great for the price (even if it was more money its worth it)
There are better options than the MX 432
* Upon opening, you will discover the paper storage is not enclosed in a tray. In fact, there is no paper tray, just a slot to slide the paper into after the front panel is lowered. The paper then pokes out the front of the printer to collect dust. Eventually, the dust travelling on the paper into the printer will likely affect paper feed and print quality. Also, the front of the printer must remain open while there is paper inserted in the printer.
* The footprint of the printer, even without paper inserted and the front panel opened, is large. Similar sized printers have concealed paper trays.
* The display is two line and, more importantly, not backlit.
* The menus on the display are not intuitive to navigate
* Setting up Wi-Fi via the display proved to be unfriendly and time consuming given there were absolutely no printed directions. I gave up and elected to do it after the software installation via the software interface like the quick start instructions suggested. So, I chose USB during install - thinking I could then configure wireless. Wrong choice (see below).
* After installation - I had EIGHT new icons on my desktop without any choice during installation.
* Once the printer installed via USB, I could not connect using Wi-Fi. The program the user manual states to launch to configure wireless - the "IJ Network" utility - had not been installed.
* No printed directions were included for information as fundamental as describing what the pretty little pictures on the unlabeled buttons on the front of the printer mean.
* The biggest deal breaker is the lack of choice on which drive 400 PLUS megabytes of software installs itself. I kept expecting the installation wizard to give me a choice but instead it started installing all of the software to the C drive with no ability to cancel the process.
I installed this printer on a fast gaming rig with a solid state boot drive I keep clean from excess software. I have a huge secondary drive onto which I install programs such as these from Canon. I resent that the Canon programs and utilities automatically installed to my boot drive thus taking up quite a bit of valuable real-estate on my SSD. I really, really resent having to now explore how to uninstall all of these Canon utilities and reinstall the software I was using for my other Canon printer onto the correct drive. I have installed many printers - including other Canon printers. I build my own PCs. I have worked as a network administrator in the past. I have a bit of tech knowhow. But I am truly annoyed at the amount of time and effort a simple printer install has taken - and I am not finished yet.
For a wireless printer in my upstairs work area, I recently installed an Epson WorkForce 630 Color Inkjet All-in-One (C11CB07201) with more features, a more solid build, a smaller foot print, a real paper tray and separate ink tanks for color printing - all for about the same price as this Canon. The Epson also has a memory card reader and faster print speeds. The Epson install was not without a hiccup but was much easier than the MX 432 has turned out to be.
On the plus side, the quality of the printing and scanning on the MX 432 are good. Nothing "OMG its great" but adequate and what is expected at the price point. The software interface is good and with a similar feel to previous Canon releases for their multi-function units. Another plus, the new software seems to work fine with my older MP 830, which will remain my main printer.
Overall, I would pick the Epson Workforce 630 hands down over the Canon MX 432 for this price range. I hate to pan the printer; I still love and use my Canon MP830. But this model is a definite "pass."
Stop!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER!!!!!
I am trying to save you a lot of time and frustration. This printer is the most terrible printer I have ever had. Almost every time I use it there is some issue. We bought it three months ago and right away we had so many issues that Canon sent us a new one.
This new one is having the same problems which include: paper jam (this is a constant problem), the printer pauses or goes offline regularly, the machine has to be deep cleaned and have rollers cleaned often (these are functions on the printer that take at least 5 minutes. Frustrating when you are in a hurry to make a quick copy or print), windex cleaned inside (I was directed to do this by the customer service rep), set up is not what it says it will be (we had to contact customer service).
I have "worked" on this printer about 15 hours total with and without customer service. The sad thing is that the only reason I went with Canon is that I was tired of having issues with HP printers, but I have never had this many problems or even had to contact customer service in the past.
Even though I use high quality paper, this printer would not print without jamming paper. Had printer for less than a week and I am returning it for a full refund. Quite disappointed in a Canon product.
New and improved
I guess many of the previous reviews mentioned heavily on the time it takes to setup this machine. I received mine several weeks ago and just found some time to work on it today. Since my setup was pretty easy i'll show you my entire steps.
1. Plug in and turn on. 10 secs??
2. Open tray and put in the cartridges. another 10-15secs??
3. Setup wireless, now this is the tricky part for most people. The only thing i had to do was go into manual setup from the pads on the printer and it found my network. After putting the password, it shows connected!! that's another 1-2 min.
4. Next came airplay, another huge obstacle for the previous reviews. This printer that i received in Sept apparently came with the updated firmware. (Thx to the earlier reviews, CANON heard you guys). So i checked the version with nozzle check and it has the version 2.000 printed on it. Did a test print with my iphone and it works great. 10 min (printing took some time)
So overall i gave it a 4, cuz it still has too much prompts on the screen where the printer stops and waits for confirmations.
A lot of device for the price
So what works well?
1. Right out of the box, this unit impressed me with its solid feel. Even the scanner lid is solid and weighted - so you don't have to press down on the lid to get an even scan.
2. Network setup is a breeze. Press the Wifi Protected Setup button on a WPS-capable router, and press OK on this printer. Without WPS, the 2-line LCD may make this more of a chore.
3. The software is not the normally anaemic printer bundle. The highlight is MP Navigator EX, which is a veritable Swiss Army knife that manages scanning and printing, file organization, PDF file manipulation, and even PDF encryption! To top it off, it even supports basic image editing.
4. Its print quality is decent - 8 point font is sharp and border-less photo printing on HP 4x6" Glossy Advanced Photo Paper is reasonably good.
5. The scan function is a star. Multiple scan jobs can be combined into a single PDF, the ADF can scan multiple pages at once, and can even scan to a USB drive.
6. Printing was reasonably quick, and scanning at 300 dpi was no slouch either.
7. Canon Easy Photo Print is a nifty Android app. It was cool to scan using the ADF, and have the PDF be relayed to my phone! Likewise, printing photos was a breeze.
8. It is aesthetically pleasing - even the power cable is unobtrusive as the power brick/transformer is integrated into the unit itself.
I can't speak highly enough of the accompanying software suite, which is not only functional, but also intuitive and rather reliable (Win 7, x64). The PDF functions alone make it useful as a light duty home office machine.
The loss of a star was primarily due to two reasons.
1. While the prints and scans are serviceable, their quality falls south of 5-star "I love it!" territory.
2. The 2-line LCD is neither backlit, nor does it have enough real estate to be very usable. Note that you can do some fairly complex stuff on this LCD such as setup scan options - scan at 300 dpi, convert to PDF, and send to a particular host; and the printer is smart enough to remember this configuration. However, the limitations of a 2 line LCD prevent this from being a fun experience.
That said, considering that this is a budget all in one, this little unit met my expectations.
1. The MX432 has no memory media slot. However, it does support USB flash drives.
2. You must remove all plain paper from the input tray before you can load photo paper.
3. It only supports manual duplexing. For print duplexing you must step up to the MX512, and for scan duplexing you need the MX882.
Manual duplexing is often a lot of trial and error, so the extra cost might well be offset by the reduced blood pressure medication.
4. I was pleased to note that it retained all its configuration settings even after having been unplugged for close to 24 hours.
I have never hated a machine so much in my life!
I have constant problems with this device. It keeps trying to load the entire stack of paper, not just a sheet. It has trouble recognizing a new ink and you have to keep taking it out and putting it back in. When it runs out of ink it shuts down for all purposes, not just printing. Why won't it scan with no ink? Why?
Great Price and a Great Printer/Scanner
My 5th Canon printer and this one is just as great as the others. Only used for scans and printing with a college student. Excellent ink jet clarity in both B/W and color. Excellent scan quality in all optional file formats. Just as good if not better than my business Canon color laser for both print and scan quality. Can't go wrong for the price.