Canon PIXMA MX340

Canon PIXMA MX340 is a Wireless Home Office All-In-One printer features Built-In Wireless, 4800 x 12007 maximum color dpi, PictBridge, Auto Photo Fix II, Dual Color Gamut Technology, and built-in 30-sheet Automatic Document Feeder. The Canon PIXMA MX340 measures 18.1″ (W) x 16.4″ (D) x 7.8″ (H) and weighs 19 lb.

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

Expert Reviews

Canon PIXMA MX340 Reviews

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon PIXMA MX340 and writes;
“Both these photos were to Canon’s normal high standard, with colours looking very natural and showing good levels of detail. Dark areas of the image were less detailed than we normally see from Canon machines, and although this could be tweaked through software, we’ve seen better from earlier Canon all-in-ones. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Canon PIXMA MX340 and writes;
“For a cheaper device the Canon has a decent specification and retains Canon’s standard build quality. Performance is a bit of a mixed bag with some decent output, but nothing spectacular. We were impressed by the quality of the photos produced from the MX340 considering the lack of extra photo ink tanks.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PCmag reviews the Canon PIXMA MX340 and writes;
“As you would expect from an inkjet, the text lacked the crisp clean edges typical of a laser, and it can smudge if it gets wet, so it’s not appropriate for, say, a resume or high-quality desktop publishing. However, it’s more than good enough for anything short of that.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon PIXMA MX340 and writes;
“Print quality was fairly good: Ttext samples were pure black, though a little fuzzy around the edges. Color images were bright, but an orange bias made some fleshtones look unnatural, and textures had an overall light graininess. Color scans tended to be dark and lost some detail in shadowy areas; in other respects, however, they looked quite nice.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Canon PIXMA MX340 User Reviews

Works really well with my iMac and Snow Leopard, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The included software is good. This is usually a problem with Macs and printers/scanners, but not this time. The scanner will scan straight into Mail, or into your Pictures folder, in jpg, tiff, or pdf. The scans are excellent, much better than the stand-alone HP Scanjet I paid $300 for not so long ago. Print quality is quite good, and reasonably fast, but I really got this for scanning and faxing, with just light duty printing when I don’t want to walk over to the laser printer.” – by Richard G. Russell

Great prints, Mac compatible, True wireless, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Canon has a great color engine, and gorgeous printing – very obvious in the prints I’m seeing here. Photos are great, though only available in 4 x 6. Though I thought the printer had card slots from Amazon’s description page, it simply has a USB connection for a camera’s cable on the front of the printer. The connection will also accommodate a Bluetooth point for an additional method of wireless printing. “ – by Kristi in Rochester

Great Value, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I bought this printer mostly for the reasonable price. When I recieved it, I was amazed by the quality of the machine. Much nicer than most desk top printers. I was very nervous about setting it up, but the instructions are excellent and the Canon Pixma was operational in no time. It located my router right away. The printing function is super easy. The copy function is very fast and the copies look like the original. I haven’t tried the scanning or faxing. “ – by M. J. Chapman

Great All-in-one, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I had no problems setting it up and I love that it takes the place of three devices. It freed up space on my book shelf because I got rid of my old printer, my scanner, and my fax. It prints beautiful pictures and I have had no problem printing checks from Quicken or printing letters or screen prints from the web.” – by Carol M. Rogers

The Agony and the Ecstasy | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Print quality is simply outstanding, and that’s coming from a longtime graphic designer who’s very particular about output. My first page was for a final logo design and everything was flawless (on Konica glossy stock). No jaggies at all, even under magnification. The scanner quality was passable and extremely quick (150 dpi color scan 6×4) taking 10-15 seconds. I expect better results once I have a chance to tinker with the software. “ – by Mac on Maui

Easy to set up and use, and a great deal for the price, | Rating: ★★★★★
“I printed out a page of text, and it is beautiful! Clear, clean, sharp, dark. Next, I scanned an antique bookmark and it came out with all its colors looking rich and vibrant. Then I printed a photograph using the sample of 4×6 photo paper Canon enclosed with the printer, and it too turned out a glossy and stunning image. And finally, I copied a page just to test that out, and the copy proved to be an excellent reproduction. And faxing was just as easy and simple. “ – by sb-lynn

Best AIO for the buck! | Rating: ★★★★★
“As expected, the text output was “cheap laser” quality, if not a touch better. Scanning was surprisingly quick, for text and simple graphics. Not surprisingly, doing any sort of higher-res photo scanning is on the slow side, though the image quality is better than acceptable for most home users. Printing out photos produced better than expected results, though not without some edge bleeding even on decent-quality paper. “ – by Kevin Nicholls

It’s probably just me | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Rating this printer as a 4 star for the following reason: First, print quality and speed are terrific. Scanning is done with ease and perfectly passes the data to my computer (where I e-mailed the scan to a friend). For the money, this printer is a great deal.” – by M. Kelly

Glad I purchased this | Rating: ★★★★☆
“In my history, this is the third printer brand I’ve purchased and I am very pleased. It was easy to install, and I used the on-line drivers for my netbook in lieu of the enclosed disk. Others in my family used the disk on their laptops. It works fine for my use which is more for documents rather than photos or color printing.” – by work at home mom

LOVE this printer, | Rating: ★★★★★
“The price is awesome, and I printed out a picture as a test and the quality was great! Looked like I printed it out at a kiosk at Target! Print time was a little better than my Canon photo printer (which I’m not going to sell on Craig’s List since this printer has the fuctionality that I need) and the fact that I can print anything wirelessly is great! So far no gripes but I’ll be sure to update if any arise!” – by BuffyS

Downloads

Canon PIXMA MX340 Brochure & User Guide

- Canon PIXMA MX340 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Canon PIXMA MX340 Features

The PIXMA MX340 Wireless Home Office All-In-One delivers the versatility you need to experience increased productivity in your home or small office. Its built-in Wireless connectivity allows you to print or scan wirelessly1 from anywhere in the house. The built-in, fully integrated 30-sheet Auto Document Feeder delivers fast copying or scanning of your originals so you can do other things while your printer is at work. Plus, various security features like password protected PDF’s let you feel safe about creating and distributing your most confidential files.

Super G3 High-speed Fax2 ensures efficient communication and thanks to Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, your copies will maintain the integrity of the original. This versatile Wireless Office All-In-One also prints photo lab quality pictures. Speaking of photos, take full advantage of Canon’s fantastic Wi-Fi printing technology and print your photos wirelessly from compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod touch devices3. Enjoy additional computer-less printing capabilities via PictBridge4 and optional Bluetooth5 while you set your quantities on a Full Dot Matrix LCD. Easy-WebPrint EX6 allows you to print what you want off the web, when you want. So surf the web, create your layouts, combine text and pictures and print out pages however you like.

Whether you’re running your business on a PC or Mac, the PIXMA MX340 meets all of your printing needs and can fit virtually anywhere!

Speed & Quality
Terrific Resolution: This level of quality is achieved by 4800 x 12007 maximum color dpi thanks to Canon’s Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) with a patented print head firing ink droplets as small as 2pl. This delivers superb quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.

High Performance Ink Cartridges: These two genuine Canon ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks for great document and photo quality. One is a Black cartridge for laser-quality text and one is a multi-color cartridge for pictures. Both are easy to use and replace.

Ease of Use
Fully-Integrated Auto Document Feeder: The built-in 30-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) makes it easy to copy, scan or fax multiple documents without having to load them one at a time. Its full integration makes it easier to fit into tight spots and once it’s loaded it lets you do well, whatever you want.

Dual Color Gamut Technology: Copy with confidence as this built-in technology automatically optimizes your originals so copies stay true to it time after time, copy after copy.

Auto Scan Mode: Automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings8.

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

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 with correct color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.

Connectivity
Built-In Wireless: Print or scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer around the house.

Super G3 Fax2: 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.

iPhone Printing: Take full advantage of Canon’s fantastic Wi-Fi printing technology to unlock, print and share your stored images right on the spot. Print your photos wirelessly from compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod touch models.3

PictBridge & Optional Bluetooth: Don’t feel like using a computer? No problem. Thanks to a PictBridge4 connection you can also print photos directly from your digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. Plus, you can print from the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth5 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 MX340 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer
# Document Kit: Cross Sell Sheet, Getting Started, Important Information Sheet, Network Setup Troubleshooting, Read Before Setting Up Sheet, Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM, Warranty Card
# Ink Tanks: PG-210 (Black Cartridge), CL-211 (Color Cartridge)
# Bonus Paper (PP-201, 5 sheets)
# Power Cord
# Telephone Line Cable

Disclaimers
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. The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.
3. Requires Canon Easy Photo Print App for iPhone and iPod touch, available for free at the App Store.
4. Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
5. 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.
6. Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or Windows XP only. Not included on installation CD. Requires internet connection during installation.
7. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
8. . 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 “Save to PC.”
9. Page count is based on ITU-T No. 1 chart or Canon FAX Standard Chart No. 1.


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