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We have collected 3 reviews of the Canon Pixma MX372. Experts rate Canon Pixma MX372 6/10. Reviewsor.com helps you find reviews, best prices, user reviews of the Canon Pixma MX372 and Canon Multi-functional printers.
The $80 (as of May 29, 2012) Canon Pixma MX372 color inkjet multifunction will meet the needs of anyone who prints or scans only a few pages a day. The unit offers a single-sided automatic document feeder for the scanner--surprising for a printer this inexpensive. It lacks an automatic duplexer, however, and it omits manual duplexing support on the Mac; its black-ink costs are high, too. Setting up and using the Pixma MX372 is easy, especially since you have only one choice in connectivity: USB. (If you need Wi-Fi, step up to the nearly identical, $100 Canon Pixma MX432, which also has a PictBridge port.) The Pixma MX372's control panel is plain, but competent. Tasks such as scanning to a PC require more steps with the two-line monochrome display than they do with a four-line or larger one, but the MX372's simple keypad and intuitive controls make it otherwise easy to use. Paper-handling features for the Pixma MX372 are rudimentary outside of the aforementioned 30-sheet ADF. A 100-sheet input tray sits at the bottom of the unit; paper exits directly above it, landing on the outer part of the input tray. You'll need to remove output to insert more paper, but that should occur rarely if you think ahead and keep the input tray well stocked.
The Canon Pixma MX372 is Canon's entry-level multifunction printer with a 30-page autodocument feeder, a 100-sheet paper input drawer, and a newly designed ink bay. A 30-page feeder on top that can scan multipage documents is also a rare feature for $80 all-in-ones, but its two-ink printing system and lack of networking connectivity limits my recommendation to homes that have light printing needs. The design of the Pixema MX372 is streamlined so that every drawer, tray, and port folds up flush into the self-contained body. The result is a very sleek matte-black exterior with all of the buttons you need to adjust the settings conveniently placed on the front panel. Since the printing is the default function, the rest of the hot keys (copy, fax, scan) are the largest on the panel along with backlit power and start buttons. There's also a blinking alarm for low ink or paper jams. The MX372 is also the first batch of Canon all-in-one devices to use a new method for loading new ink cartridges. The company calls it "FastFront," and it lets you simply pull down a door behind the paper output tray to expose the inks.
As the Canon Pixma MX372 Office All-in-One's $79.99 (direct) price suggests, it's very much a personal printer. It's also one of Canon's office inkjets—as indicated by the MX designation. Aimed primarily at home and micro offices, but also a potential choice for one person's use in any size office, it delivers a lot more capability than you might expect from a sub-$100 MFP. However, its high running cost makes it much less attractive than it would otherwise be. Like most inkjet MFPs today, the MX372 can serve in a dual role for home and home office, or even as a strictly home printer. However, much like the Editors' Choice Brother MFC-J430w ($100 street, 4 stars), it's unusual for the price in focusing more on the office side of that dual role. In addition to printing from and scanning to a PC, it can fax from a PC and work as a standalone copier and fax machine. And unlike typical home-oriented printers, it can scan multi-page documents and legal-size pages easily thanks to a 30-page automatic document feeder (ADF) that supplements the letter-size flatbed. Missing from the MX372 are such photo-centric features as the ability to print directly from memory cards and PictBridge cameras.
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