Based on thermal inkjet technology, the MG comes with two cartridges — black and tri-color. Overall, good value for money, lot of good features found only in high-end printers. At idle, the power consumption was found to be 2 W, which increased slightly to 6 W when the scanner was used. Maha V Certified Buyer 18 Dec, On the low side, the ink does not last very long and it does not have a tray to store paper. Here is how it fared.

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The WiFi is an advantage for this product for being sold easily. View the discussion thread. The overall print quality was mg317 to be decent with some skewing and smudges in the draft mode.

Scanner is fast, duplexer is fast and efficient. Also, it comes with good bundled software including an OCR and the drivers are for Windows as well as Mac.

Canon PIXMA MG3170

We printed a page of black text in draft and normal quality to find the speed as well as quality of the print. Below this, there is the convenient Scan button that lets you scan directly to the PC through the Auto Scan Mode, which automatically recognises the document type and then makes the optimal scan and save settings.

It takes an average of 9. Jayesh Limaye 10th Sep This consisted of a page of multi-coloured graphs, text, charts, patterns, and photos.


When the soft power button is switched off, the power consumed by the device is 0 W according to our power meter. Here is how it fared. My Image Garden lets you use photos taken with digicams and scanned images saved on the computer and organise them to create collages, cards, and other items before printing them.

Even though the print quality is good, the cost per page is certainly on the higher side, making it not so viable for SoHo. By clicking on Ink Cartridge Settings button, you can select whether any print job to the printer should use one of the cartridge for printing, or both of them.

Vanon good only for Photo printing on Glossy Sheet. You can select the quantity of ink sprayed on the paper, which determines the time in which the printed paper dries.

Software included is quite capable. The Solution Menu EX is a control centre of sorts, where you can access all the applications bundled with the printer. However, the danon cartridges are very very expensive; costs Rs.

Using counterfeit ink will harm your printer as well as render your warranty void. The “My Printer” is also yet another control centre where you can diagnose and repair the printer, adjust printer settings, view printer status and do general troubleshooting.

Review: Canon PIXMA MG |

There is no button to switch the Wi-Fi On or Off. Performance The installation of the MFD was very swift — it hardly took 10 minutes for the whole setup to complete. Since the printer will usually be in the standby mode, the power consumption is really a non-issue. Certified BuyerJamshedpur.


Though my expectation was too high that it made me disappointed just a littele, considering it is ‘printer’ and not ‘photo machine’, it is superb. It does have its share of woes such as a lack of ADF or facsimile, but that should not be much of an issue with the target consumer segment. The cost per page is too high for document printing.

You can buy Consumable easily from Flipkart itself, but costs you too much like a Hole in your pocket. Fine details are also captured with ease. Automatic duplex printing is a big plus point in this.

Just like Canon printers we have been reviewing over the years, the photo quality was really good. Shailesh Helekar 14 May, A button to choose three preset paper sizes is present along with a Fit-to-Page button. Hariharan Jambukeshwaran Certified Buyer 10 Dec,