Canon PIXMA MP640

Canon PIXMA MP640 is a Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer features Fast 4″ x 6″ Printing, Wi-Fi LED, 2-Way Paper Feeding, 3.0″ LCD, Auto Sheet Feeder, DualColor Gamut Processing Technology, Easy-Scroll Wheel, Ethernet, Self-Opening Paper Output Tray, and Quick Start function. The Canon PIXMA MP640 measures 17.8″ x 14.5″ x 6.9″ (W x D x H) and weighs 19.4 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon PIXMA MP640 Reviews

PCWorld reviews the Canon PIXMA MP640 and writes;
“Print quality overall is quite good. Text documents from the PIXMA MP640 were very readable, though our 7pt text test document appeared slightly blurry. Documents with colour graphics appear inky straight from the printer but, once dry, look balanced. Oddly, we found the PIXMA MP640 actually produced better results using default quality settings than when using the best possible print settings. Regardless, photos are detailed and vibrant, and blacks are very crisp.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Printercomparison reviews the Canon PIXMA MP640 and writes;
“Quality wise, the Pixma MP640 prints great photos on a range of paper sizes. Compare the Pixma MP640 8.5×11 balloon image to the Artisan 800 8×10 image or the original digital shot; you can tell that the MP640 is a worthy opponent. If lab quality print outs are a priority, the Pixma MP640 is a safe bet.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalversus reviews the Canon PIXMA MP640 and writes;
“Speeds for photo printing are also very good for average: 27 seconds to produce a 4 x 6” photo is very fast. Better still though, photos from the MP640 are excellent quality: it works fast and does the job well.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Imaging-resource reviews the Canon PIXMA MP640 and writes;
“We loved the MP620 and we love the MP640 even more. It can handle your 4×6 and larger photo printing, duplex plain paper printing, photo copying and enlargement and reflective scanning even over a wireless network with ease.”
rating: N/A

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon PIXMA MP640 and writes;
“Photo prints are still among the best we’ve seen from any SOHO machine. Colour blends are smooth and clean and shadow detail is much better than from some rivals. Colours are natural and correspond well to those in original images and foreground detail is sharp and precise. These are some of the best four-colour photo prints you’ll see from a mass-market machine. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techradar reviews the Canon PIXMA MP640 and writes;
“Speed and quality are the keywords when it comes to scanning, photocopying and printing, with the MP640 excelling in every area for mono or colour documents and photos alike. Build quality is also reassuringly impressive, feeling a cut or two above the norm.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Canon PIXMA MP640 User Reviews

Superior Printer, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The Canon Pixma MP640R has turned out to be a superior printer in every way to any HP inkjet printer I’ve used in the decade. I was impressed with the easy set up (following the user manual and the machine prompts, including the wireless, less intrusive software than HP, and great user interface. The built in duplex printing decreases paper waste. Text and photos are sharp after optimizing the settings for quality printing. “ – by Experienced User

Awesome Printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I love this printer! The only problem I had was that I had to download a bunch of drivers from the Canon website to print wirelessly because I have a Mac, and there was really no way of knowing this through the directions. Now I love printing wirelessly, and the print quality is excellent…” – by Marie

Best Printer so far I’ve ever owned, | Rating: ★★★★★
“My last printer held very little paper, and this one loads from the front for regular paper (and hides the paper underneath in a drawer) and loads in the back for photo paper, and it knows the difference if you put it on paper allocation setting. It’s intuitive, and it’s a great printer. I printed only a couple of photos to try it out on matte photo paper, and they were really nice. The blacks are deep black, and that must be from two black ink cartridges. It really does a great job…” – by SandyW

Mostly a great printer, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I set up as wireless which has a few more steps so, be sure to have quiet uninterrupted time for set up, it’s not difficult but you do need to pay attention. I had a time finding the bottom paper tray as there are two (top & bottom)! The print quality is great. It does take time to initialize when first turned on, so don’t be in a hurry. I LOVE the two sided feature and the photo quality.” – by R. Roberts

Rocks!, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I’ve been looking for a basic printer for my business for over 2 yrs and while over a friends house I noticed they had a MP620. The photo printing quality was very nice, so I decided to check out the current Canon line.. Print quality was as expected. I was happy that I purchased it while it was on sale ($[...]) because I had missed it when it was available on [...]. I would definitely reccommend this printer to someone especially if they are using a Mac computer.” – by Loocy Purle

It’s TRUE, It’s All TRUE! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The setup went flawlessly! Print head just laid right in, ink snapped into place and a light said good to go. The cleaning and clearing of the print head does take about 20 minutes, which it tells you it will. Dat be true!…. I printed on “regular,” not the fine mode. It’s a TEST! But, I swear the quality on a matte piece of photo paper is a dead ringer for the originals! Better than “good.” Phrase comes to mind from long time ago, “MOST Excellent!”..” – by David Howell

Prince of prints – unless you anticipate v heavy use, | Rating: ★★★★★
“..Print quality on the most basic setting is completely acceptable – the HP had a “draft” setting which the Canon doesn’t. It would be nice to have an even lower quality setting to help with ink consumption. It’s well worth putting it on the lowest setting though. Printing is fast and quiet…” – by Ripple

It is perfect for us, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This printer is the best what I saw. It is really easy to install and it has a nice price. We have it connect with our WIFI router. The new driver also works perfect with WIN 7.” – by Matze

I love this printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is the best printer I could have bought, I just had a baby and I’m constantly taking pictures of her. The picture quality is remarkable, I’ve had other printers and they just don’t compare to this one. Canon has made a great product.” – by Maria

So Far So Good, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“I haven’t had this printer very long to really judge what it can do and how well it can do it. The set up was pretty easy and quick. It easily prints from the laptop located in another room. It is fairly fast and quiet and the copies are very good. I have printed duplex copies with ease. I have also used it as a copier; the directions were a little strange but the copies are good. No photos printed yet. It was a great price for all the functions and it looks good too.” – by singingcat


Canon PIXMA MP640 Brochure & User Guide

- Canon PIXMA MP640 User Guide for Windows
- Canon PIXMA MP640 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon PIXMA MP640 Features

The PIXMA MP640 is the premium, wireless all-in-one printer you need. This fantastic imaging experience begins from the moment you start using the product. Built-in Wi-Fi1 capability lets you print wirelessly from anywhere around the house. You can also create a wired network if you choose via built-in Ethernet. Keep it green with built-in Auto Duplex Printing by automatically printing on both sides of the paper, which can help reduce your paper cost by 50%.

Enjoy superior maximum resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi2 with five individual ink tanks for amazing detail and beautiful photos. Easily preview and edit your images on the 3.0″ Color LCD while you also quickly select the features you want with Easy Scroll Wheel. This product�’ versatility continues with Auto Photo Fix II, to automatically correct your photos, Auto Scan Mode3, to automatically detect the type of original you are scanning and Quick Start, to allow for faster printer operation once the printer has been turned on. Plus, computer-free printing is available through compatible USB Flash Drives4, Memory Cards5, IrDA6, and optional Bluetooth7 devices. All of this with a stunning borderless 4�” x 6�” photo that prints in approx. 20 seconds8!

Speed & Quality
Superior Resolution: Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi firing with 1pl ink droplet size. Incredible quality and detail in both your photos and business documents.

Individual Ink System: This 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks and a pigment-based black ink to produce crisp, laser-quality text for documents. With individual ink tanks you only replace the color ink tank that runs out.

Fast 4″ x 6″ Printing: Print a borderless 4″ x 6″ in approx. 20 seconds!

ChromaLife100+: 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 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album9.

Ease of Use
Built-In Auto Duplex Printing: Keep it green and print on both sides of the page without the hassle of turning it over manually. This can cut your paper usage by 50% to you save time, money and paper �- plus you’re helping the environment!

3.0″ LCD Screen: Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just pick your pic and print!

Easy Scroll Wheel: Easily and quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.

Auto Photo Fix II: This built-in technology automatically categorizes your images into one of five types – Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery – then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction. So, unexposed areas of the photo will be optimized, area by area and faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened and color corrected to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.

Auto Scan Mode: Automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings when accessed through the printer menu.

Beautiful & Borderless: Print photo lab quality from 4″ x 6″ up to 8.5″ x 11″

2 Way Paper Feeding: Load paper from the front cassette or rear tray so whether your printing on plain or photo paper, you’re ready to print!

Quick Start: Powering up your printer is now faster than ever. After pressing the power button you can begin inputting commands in mere seconds. So, full operation is possible in a much shorter time.

Dual Color Gamut Technology: Copy with confidence as this built-in technology automatically optimizes your copy quality based on the type of original you’re copying to help your copies stay true to it.

Built-in Wireless: Be free of the wires that bind you�! Print and scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer while you’re in another room.

Built-in Ethernet: This wired LAN interface lets you connect to a home or office network, with connected computers sharing the power of this versatile machine, each being able to display the printer�’s status at any moment.

USB Flash Memory/Memory Cards / PictBridge & Optional Bluetooth: Don’t feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert a USB Flash Memory Drive into your printers PictBridge port or compatible memory card into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. Plus, you can print from a Bluetooth-enabled device using the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth unit.

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.

What’s in the Box?
# PIXMA MP640 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One
# Document Kit: Cross Sell Sheet, Getting Started, Important Information Sheet, Network Troubleshooting Guide, Safety Environment Information, Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM, Warranty Card
# Ink Tanks: PGI-220 Pigment Black, CLI-221 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black)
# Power Cord
# Print Head

1. Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.

2. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.

3. 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 �«Àsave to PC�«Â.

4. USB flash memory with security enabled may not be used. Requires an extension cable if cannot be attached.

5. Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™, MultiMediaCard® , MultiMediaCard® Plus , CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD™ Card, miniSDHCTM, microSD™ Card, microSDHC™, RS-MMC™ , Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).

6. Requires mobile phone or other device with IrDA port positioned no more than 7.9 inches from printer.

7. 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.

8. Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed 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 for additional details.

9. 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 for additional details.

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