Canon’s Pixma MX410 color inkjet multifunction printer supplies a timeless set of budget plan tradeoffs. For a reduced $100 acquisition cost (since 06/07/2011), you get Wi-Fi connection, an automated paper feeder (ADF) with manual two-sided scanning, and also outstanding message result. Attributes are otherwise very little, nevertheless, and the black ink is expensive. In ink expenses, Kodak’s ESP C310 is a much better handle this price variety (albeit with other restrictions).
The canon pixma mx410 layout, while not modern, is simple. The control board’s LCD is only two-line black and white, yet the switches are rationally positioned, the food selections are easy to browse, and all usual features call for only one or 2 actions at most. Configuration through USB is a breeze, and also you obtain both a wizard and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for wireless installation. For an additional $50 (as of this writing), the Pixma MX420 includes ethernet as well as fax; or if you don’t require any networking, Canon’s Pixma MX360 has just USB.
Besides the 30-sheet ADF, paper handling attributes are minimal, with a 100-sheet vertical back feed as well as a front output tray. Duplexing is manual, however includes the ADF– you may check two-sided documents in only two steps. Regrettably, duplexing of any kind is not sustained on the Mac.
Just like other Canon printers, text and also monochrome result is absolutely nothing short of superb when you publish in best mode. Even in conventional mode, it’s remarkable. The Pixma MX410 additionally produces really wonderful draft copy, albeit at a slower speed than we have actually observed on other machines. Shade making is smooth, however it carries on Canon’s custom of adding an orangish pigmentation to every little thing. For some pictures, this produces a cozy, friendly ambiance, yet with human faces it often appears as if your subjects need to have used spray-on tanner or hefty makeup.
The Pixma MX410’s speed suffices for home usage. On the COMPUTER, pages consisting primarily of plain text as well as a couple of straightforward monochrome graphics published at a rate of 5.6 pages per minute (ppm). Snapshot-size color images published at a price of 2.3 ppm on simple paper and also 1.4 ppm on Canon’s own shiny image paper. While the Mac’s text speed mirrored that on the PC system, various other works– a PDF with a mix of text as well as shade graphics on simple paper, as well as a full-page color photo on picture paper– were a fair bit slower than average, at 0.7 ppm and also 0.3 ppm, respectively– half the price of most printers in this class.
The Pixma MX410’s ink prices are a little bit more than standard. Shade’s not the issue: the standard-size tricolor cartridge (cyan, magenta, and also yellow) costs $21.99 and also lasts 244 pages, which exercises to a good 8.6 cents per web page (cpp). The high-yield shade expenses $27 and lasts 346 web pages or 7.7 cpp, also good. It’s the black inks that are pricier than average: The standard, 220– page cartridge will establish you back $16, as well as the high-yield one costs $22 for 401 web pages. That’s 7.3 or 5.5 cpp respectively– not inexpensive in any case.
Canon’s Pixma MX410 is a good light-use selection among inexpensive versions, particularly given its manually duplexing ADF– something missing from the like-priced Dell V313w as well as Epson Stylus pen NX420. If you publish greater than a number of web pages a day, nevertheless, it ‘d be worth your while to obtain an unit with much better ink rates.