Canon Pixma MG4220 Review: First Look

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Canon introduced three new budget friendly Pixma Photo All-in-One inkjets: the MG4220, MG3220 and MG2220, that offer increased print speeds, wireless connectivity, new mobile print applications and the new My Image Garden photo software replacing the models announced last July.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Pixma MG4220 Wireless Photo All-in-One, the top of the new line. It features print, scan, copy functionality as well as print speeds up to 9.9 ipm in black and 5.7 ipm in color, a 2.5-inch LCD, automatic duplexing, Fast Front print system, Pixma Cloud Link, Apple AirPrint, Easy-Photo Print mobile app and wireless connectivity.

Want to know more? Read on for an overview of build, design, full specifications, pricing and availability as well as plenty of photos from our lab. And don’t forget to check back soon for the full review of the Canon Pixma MG4220 Wireless Photo All-in-One!

Build and Design

The Pixma MG4220 has updated the design slightly with solid matte black finishing, but it still shares the same approximate dimensions of 18 x 12 x 6-inches in non use (you’ll need 18 x 23 x 18-inches with trays and scan lid extended) as its predecessor, the Pixma MG4120.

The control panel has also been revised with a 2.5-inch LCD and more traditional stationary four directional navigation (goodbye Easy Scroll Wheel – you will be missed). The rest of the panel is very familiar with the three device menu keys and seven additional quick keys.

The memory card reader is located beneath the control panel. It’s compatible with the following media: SD card, SDHC Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo.

The 8.5 x 11.7-inch flatbed scanner offers an optical scan resolution up to 1200 x 2400 dpi. You’ll also find multiple scan-to features including email, memory card and network.

Like the Pixma MG4120 before it, the Pixma MG4220 offers the Fast Front two cartridge ink system for easy access to the PG-240 Pigment Black Cartridge and the CL-241 Dye Color Cartridge. Customers interested in printing more often will be happy to hear that Canon offers high capacity replacements: the PG-240 XL, PG-240XXL and the CL-241XL cartridges.

You’ll also find the same fold out input and output trays seen on previous generations. The Pixma MG4220 can hold up to 100 sheets of letter-sized paper, but can handle a variety of media types including but not limited to multiple sizes of photo paper, legal and envelopes.

All connections are found on the back of the Pixma MG4220. Customers can set up the printer over a Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection.

Pixma MG4220 Specifications:

  • 3-in-1 inkjet: Print, Scan and Copy
  • Print speeds: up to 9.9 ipm in black, 5.7 ipm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • 2.5-inch adjustable LCD
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Apple AirPrint
  • Pixma Cloud Link, Easy-Photo Print App
  • Memory card reader
  • Fast Front ink system
  • Paper capacity: 100 sheets
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB 2.0
  • Energy Star qualified
  • Operating systems: Windows XP or later, Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
  • 1-year limited warranty with Instant Exchange program

Pricing and Availability
The Canon Pixma MG4220 Wireless Photo All-in-One is expected to be available by the end of July 2012 through Canon and authorized vendors for the suggested retail price of $129.99.

Supplies and accessories are available through Canon and authorized vendors. A set of standard capacity ink cartridges (PG-240 and CL-241) are $43.98 while a set of high capacity ink cartridges (PG-240XL and CL-241XL) are $50.98. The extra high capacity PG-240XXL retails for $37.99. All pricing taken from Canon’s website.

The Pixma MG4220 comes with a 1-year limited warranty but customers can purchase a Canon CarePack Extended Service Plan (2-years) for $25 on Canon’s website.



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