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  • Pros mentioned:
    Print quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Lcd screen
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer... Could be Smarter!

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    THIS… is the Canon Mega Tank GX3020 which is Canons new small at home printer setup for all your printing, scanning and copying needs. It is a nice sized printer in canons iconic off white build, matched with an app, a 1.3” screen and several buttons to get the job done. This printer is claimed to be able to print 6,000 black and white pages and 14,000 colored pages on a full tank… and while I didn’t test this as I don’t have 14,000 things to print let alone 6,000 - it seems to be accurate, as the print levels hardly went down after my testing which included several full page prints of my dog (Lila you made it to the big screen!). Another notable feature is that this printer doesn’t take “cartridge” ink and rather takes bottle ink that easily pours into the tank correlated with a specific sized and keyed head on the bottle to match the color to the right bottle color so you can’t accidentally put yellow in the black and vice versa. With all that being said…. Lets cut into it! Setup - This is absolutely the biggest thorn in my side with almost every printer, and the Canon GX3020 wasn’t the exception to this unfortunately. It took me about an hour and a half to set this printer up and get it connected. The app makes it seem as if all you have to do it turn on the printer…. But that never resulted in the printer showing up in the app to pair. I also had to go into the settings of the printer to setup the WIFI and get it connected (twice!). I wish it was so much simpler, such as joining the printers local WIFI and having it mesh to my home WIFI - which the printer ultimately did after several hoops and hurdles. Build Quality - The GX3020 feels very premium, made of a nice cream and black plastic with soft close hinges. Everything was very well made and thought out, the buttons have a nice click and everything opens and closes ever so perfectly. If we remove how small and bad the screen is (which is relatively minor after setup) it is a near perfect build. Everything laid out on this printer just makes sense, and is very obviously well thought out. I really wouldn’t change a thing and really enjoy how this printer looks on my shelf. Print Quality - The Canon GX3020 really shocked me with not only how quick and quiet it printed, but also how well it did. From custom print sizes to it auto sizing the photos I sent from my phone to the paper - the whole process was quick and seamless. I also really enjoyed the double sided print feature, which took me a second to figure out, but once I did was super nice! Scanning and copying was also a breeze and it scans quite nice, with the ability to email what you scanned to whoever needs to see it quite easily as well. I have to say everything past the setup has been so easy and effortless that it really starts to makeup for it. Mobile App - While simple, the mobile app does everything you could need it to do. Print, copy, print photos from multiple sources (including your phone), check ink levels, order ink and scan documents/images with its scanning feature using your smartphones camera. While the printer setup could use some work, the app itself is quite nice and simple! I really enjoy that canon made it simple, quick and intuitive - if you need to do something, the app just ~does it~ ! Gripes - While I feel as if I don’t have many overall gripes, and the gripes I do have can be easily fixed (mostly), it does really negatively alter my thoughts on the printer. First, the screen on the printer is actually god awful - there should be no world where a $400 canon printer has a significantly worse screen than a $150 Epson printer. On top of that, it is slow? There was lag in my inputs and I could see the screen refresh to new screens. Second, the setup process was actually pulling teeth worthy if you aren’t directly connecting it, and the process feels like it was made when printers were invented. I have never had such an issue pairing a printer to its own app, and I really think this is something Canon needs to focus on in an update because I would have really thought about returning it during the setup process. The last, and arguably most important thing is the lack of education included with the printer. It has three paper feeding areas and I cannot tell you which does what and which one NEEDS paper. Do I put paper in all three, just the bottom tray or just one? The app hardly connects the printer, and does an even worse job at educating you on the features you just spent $400 on. Things I loved - Once we get past the setup process, the printer did almost automatically connect every time without error. I can safely say at least it was a one time hair pull, but if I had to do it again I would throw the printer in the trash. The print quality on this printer is actually the best I have seen… and it isn’t even the top model. It was also very easy to send print task to the printer from my phone on the fly, have the printer auto adjust the image to the page, and have it print quickly and quietly. In fact it was so quiet I started to get mad at first thinking it didn’t get the command but lone behold it came out quickly and quietly! This printer also has a massive internal storage for paper so it doesn’t have to be outside the printer exposed to life (and kids…. Stop taking my printer paper!!). I also love how I can check how much printer ink I have left just glancing at it, and the options for refilling it are quite abundant and cost effective! Conclusion - While the setup process was horrendous and the education could use some work, this has been a great, reliable printer with everything a household could need for years (yes YEARS!) with the 3 year warranty included with the printer. While it is $400 up front, I think that it will prove to be a cheaper option over time due to its low cost ink refiling and ease of use. I think that should canon fix the setup and include some prompts on what each paper loading section is for, this would easily be a 5 star auto buy printer. I can confidently put this at 4 stars with room to grow as my biggest issues are all software. I am glad I have this printer now and it has easily taken over the spot for printing in my household. As always, BestBuy has excellent customer service and a great return policy, so you never have to worry about buying a product that you don’t like.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Print quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Document feeder, Lcd screen
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup, Very Small LCD Screen

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    The Canon-Maxify Mega Tank, GX3020X, comes well packed within its box, containing 4 bottles of ink, blue, pink, yellow,and black, electrical plug-in, and a very brief, picture only, setup instructions. You need to go onto Canon's website to get the user manual and really dig for instructions. So, i have never had a Canon printer before. I was curious how i would like Canon, great cameras for sure. First, the initial setup, after downloading the mobile app from the Google play store, was fabulous. The instructions say that it is equally usable with MAC operating systems and will print to Airprint. Setup through the app is seamless, easy peasy, and Wi-Fi connection to my older office desktop computer that utilizes the Windows 10 operating system was fast and efficient. I have no problems with any of that part of the set-up. I am a 63 year old CPA and the small 1" x 1" LCD screen is a very real problem for me personally. I tried the copy, print, and scan features. This model does not hsve an auto doc feeder. To tell the truth, I think the next model up does and I do think that this probably is a good idea to spend the additional money for that feature. In order to copy, the user must load paper, not in the main drawer, but the top entry portal to proceed. Again, the screen is so small that following operating directions is problematic for me. I do not remember being prompted to download, on my computer, utility drivers and other software to scan from printer to computer, but you can use the mobile app to do scanning to your mobile phone. I did register my printer through a 'My Canon' account and used that to get these downloads in order to do several functions, i could not get scanning done from just using the tiny screen on the computer. So. I forgot to state that it is an inkwell type of printer, not a cartridge type. Putting the fluid into the tanks is easy, but i was reading that if you move it, transport the printer back in the big plastic bag it came in and make sure that all the ink tank covers are securely fastened in order to prevent spills. Print quality is sharp, speed is fine after 1st page out, but i can't get over the tiny screen that also cannot be tilted or adjusted to get a better viewing angle against glare, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Print quality
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    To the MAX

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    The printer industry had become stagnant for sometime with the whole ink cartridge fiasco where specific companies were blocking ways for consumers to save money by “refilling” their cartridges at home. As a business you want to prioritize revenue and as a consumer you want the best value for your purchase. Finding a middle ground was a hassle until as of recent nearly every company has their hand in on the high yield ink printers. Canon has entered the market with their Maxify line of printers. I have the GX3020 and I am impressed with it but it doesn’t come as a surprise because Canon makes phenomenal products. I own a number of their printers and Cameras which do go hand in hand. :::General Impressions::: This is as basic as it gets because you can’t say much about a printer that hasn’t been said before. In this box you’ll find full sized bottles of ink (much appreciated), the printer itself and the power cable. You’ll also find the manual on how to set it up. I had initially ran into a little trouble with set up but once I had figured things out I was able to get my PC and my Cellular device working I was able to print out documents and photos with ease. Setup took around 5 minutes with the settings that I prefer such as documents being printed from the main tray and the rear tray for photo printing when I prefer to do so. One thing to be aware of is that this printer is huge. I have about two other printers a traditional type of Canon and a competing brand and still this printer is huge but despite that it is very lightweight almost like a feather. :::Pros & Cons::: Pros: - Software (Software is available for Windows, MAC, Android & IOS) - Fast (no matter what I print it comes out fast & startup doesn’t take ages) - Quality prints (No bleeding or smudging everything is dry as it is printed) - Ink capacity & quality (the difference in ink quality is obvious in comparison to my other printers) Cons: - I have no complaints :::Closing thoughts::: I am not going to list word for word the specifications of this printer it is readily available on their site and on the product listing for best buy along with all other retailers where this is sold. What I will say is that there is something for everyone there are those who prefer the lower priced printers with the higher priced ink. And there are those like myself want to get the most value for the printer that they are buying. Yes you’ll end up paying a higher price upfront for the printer but you’ll have a boatload of ink to utilize and refill later on down the line depending on just how much you use it. I have to admit that I have children so I print out a lot of worksheets and projects of all sorts so my usage would likely be higher than that of the average person. Overall I really like the Canon brand and this is no exception because it is just as good as the other brands but I like how efficient it is above all else. :::TL;DR::: There are a whole lot of printers and which one should you get? You should look at the Maxify line of printers if you want to get the most out of your purchase including ink and all. Do your research and see what Canon has to offer you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Print quality
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent print and scan quality

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    The overall print quality with all pigment inks is fantastic! Clearer output at best quality than the HP 2504dw Laserjet I reviewed. Text and line art are crisp and look superb. The GX2030 does a pretty job printing photos, but they are not quite as vibrant as a dye ink based printer. Also not as clean and clear when scanned with the other photos I used for this review. It’s not going to compete with a dedicated photo printer. It’s not meant to, so don’t expect it to. See photos. My review will focus on print quality and speed compared to several other printers I own and have reviewed in the past. Color differences between printers output, and explain the difference between a pigment ink and dye ink printers, and why it matters. Scanner output quality and speed. Also setup and basic settings software use. What I’m not covering is specs, features and software for printing cards and calendars. The product overview and specs covers that already. I found the setup process to be confusing and I’ve been a computer user since 1982. Usually Setting up and installing Canon software and drivers are easy and straightforward. Not in this case. There was no quick setup sheet or guide other than a paper with a CR code and link to download an app that was anything but intuitive. The app is supposed to tell you everything about setting it up starting with removing it from the box, but it’s pretty vague in the beginning. Such as removing the tape from the printer. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but many times I have had products that wanted the tape removed in a particular order or a certain way so as not to damage something. It simply said remove tape, plug it in and turn it on. I did. Nothing. Close the app and reopen. Nothing. Still couldn’t advance to the next step with the app which the app states is the preferred way to set it up. I ended up having to do that on the printer with its tiny display with an awkward viewing angle. Then the app worked. Between being covered up at work and the time spent on this unit at home, I wasn’t the first to write a review for this product, so I read to see if others had similar issues, or was it just me. Wasn’t just me, others did too. The tiny display will timeout but the powerlight stays on in the first stage of standby. When it’s sent a print job it wakes up and starts printing. When the light goes off, it’s still on but “asleep” and not off if you set it up to be. Or you can set it to turn off after a certain amount of time without use. You will have to go into Windows Settings, Bluetooth and Devices, Printers and Scanners, select the GX2030. Then click on printing preferences, maintenance, “maintenance and preferences” and select Auto Power. There you can set up auto power off and whether it’s in standby when off and will wake from a dead sleep. The tiny monochrome display is adequate for settings and such but the angle is fixed as is the contrast. It can be hard to read depending on how high the printer is sitting and how tall you are. Scanning to a PC via WiFi was only slightly slower than a USB connection. Same for scanning to print from the printer itself. Scan quality when scanning in photo mode is excellent. When scanning color with the Document setting, it cranks up the contrast. This is fine for text and mostly text documents, but not for documents with photos. It can make any embedded photos in said document look very contrasty. Meaning extreme black shadows and blown highlights. Gradients will not be smooth either. You can tweak the settings in the software for the dedicated buttons’ settings to get the results you want via the Settings Button / Menu. If you’re scanning a document with a photo in it, I’d recommend scanning it as a photo for the best results. However, you cannot save a photo scan as a PDF like you can using Document Button using the Photo Button. Use Custom Scan if you want to make a one click button with highly specialized settings. Then you can save photos to a PDF file. TO me this device is designed primarily for printing with scanning and copying as add ons for convenience. It hits the target for that purpose. If you plan on doing a lot of scanning you might want to consider the GX3020’s sibling with an auto feeder for scanning or a dedicated document scanner that can do scans much faster like 2 seconds for a 6X4 photo at 300 DPI and batch them out as individual files. Scan times (all letter size) USB connection: 300 DPI to PDF text document: 13 seconds, 300 DPI photo.jpg: 14 seconds, 600 DPI photo.jpg: 48 seconds Scan times (all letter size) via WiFi: 300 DPI to PDF text document: 20 seconds, 300 DPI photo.jpg: 17 seconds, 600 DPI photo.jpg: 51 seconds. The Maxify GX3020 uses all pigment ink and that is why the print quality is so good. Deep blacks for text and solid colors for graphics. However, photos can look a little flat or dull when using pigment ink. Dye ink is generally more vibrant than pigment ink. (see photos) Pigment ink is a fine powder suspended in liquid whereas dye is all liquid. The photo paper you use can make a difference in how the colors render too. Dye or pigment, but more so with dye ink. Same for “plain paper”. Copier paper will work in an inkjet printer but won’t look as good as paper meant for an inkjet printer. Here’s why. Copier paper is thinner and the ink will bleed more on it. Dye or pigment. A laser printer or copier uses a powder called toner that is fixed to the paper with heat and doesn’t bleed. Paper for inkjet printers is slightly thicker and can have a coating to prevent bleeding. So, if you need extra sharpness use inkjet paper. All text and graphics were printed on plain copy paper on all printers used in this review. This is what kind of paper most people will probably be using because it’s the least expensive. Time to wake from sleep and print a double sided page with text and photos at standard quality was 42 seconds. Times will vary depending on what’s on each page and the print quality selected. Best quality will take longer. For photos it’s pretty good, but they do not look as vibrant as with dye based printers. Especially when printing skin tones. Photos look a little bit dull. All my testing was with default settings, so you can probably tweak the settings for better results. You have three 3 output quality settings for general printing and 2 for photos. Lower settings use less ink and print in lower resolutions. The ink bottles do say setup on them and it uses some of that ink to fill the supply tubes to the printhead, the small reservoirs in the printhead assembly and to prime the printhead. It discharges excess ink used to flush the printheads into what’s called a maintenance box which is user replaceable. The setup color bottles have 67 ml, whereas the replacement bottles have 132 ml. That’s about 10 times more ink than what is in a typical Canon ink tank and way more ink than in a multi color tank like on the TR-150 that uses a CL-36 multi color tank with about 4 ml per color. I used the Standard setting for text and graphics and High for photos. All photos were printed on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II on all the printers used for this review. Print quality compared to a few other printers I have: Epson EcoTank ET-3700 all in one: The GX3020 easily beats the print quality of this 5 year old printer in the text and graphics department. However, the ET-3700 does better with printing photos when it comes to skin tones. But all of it’s photos lack contrast. Scanner quality is about the same but the ET-3700 scans a letter size photo in about 50 seconds at 600 DPI via WiFi. Same goes for making copies as a stand alone device. Canon Pixma TR-150 printer: The TR uses a pigment ink tank for text and a CMYK dye ink tank for everything else. I think it uses the black pigment ink for photos too but can’t confirm that. It’s pretty much on par with the GX3020 in print quality but the GX3020 edges it out when printing lines, like a mechanical breakdown. However, the TR-150 does a better job at photos. Best of the 3 for photos. See photos. HP LaserJet Tank 2504dw printer: For black text and line art only, they are about on par for text, but the GX3020 beats it in sharpness and detail. I was a little surprised at that. The HP wins for print speed. See Photos. Conclusion: For text and graphics this is the best inkjet printer I have ever tested and I have owned a lot since the late 1990s. Scan speed is slightly faster with a direct USB connection then WiFi. Superb build quality. Much cheaper to feed it ink in the long run than little disposable tanks. The only negative was that the setup was unintuitive and a pain. Highly recommended!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Print quality
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    What beats a laser?

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    Laser printers are fast, quiet and print quality photos. I have tested very various ridiculous photos on regular paper and they've all seemingly come out fantastic. That's just the beginning. Connecting directly to a computer with printing cable will allow you to scan at will and send directly to your computer or laptop. Scanning is simple printing is simple, set up is even simple. I first set it up with my phone and then turned around and set it up with my desktop computer and it was all simple, fast and easy. Furthermore, the ink tanks. For whatever reason, I had an entirely different idea of what this consisted of, but it's actually pretty cool. Number one. It is color and numerically coated so no way of actually getting it wrong. But do be careful. The little connecting latches can have you put a vat of ink in the wrong tank. But there are latches on the printer and on the bottles themselves that allow for a perfect connection and a perfect poor no spilling and no chance of getting it all over the place. You almost have to try to screw it all the way up. I am very partial to laser printers and I'm very fun of this one in particular. Highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Large MegaTank ink and excellent print quality

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    So far I have been using the Canon Maxify GX3020 for about a week and I'm really pleased with the ease of use. This is an All In One printer that works great for a family home printer, and as a small office printer. It is capable of print, copy, and scan functions. The Canon Maxify GX3020 also allows for 2 sided printing to help boost your printing potential. The printer is about the size of a medium/heavy duty printer and comes in at 8.6"H x 16.4"W, and a weight of about 18.2 pounds. The printer is an off white color with a charcoal colored facade on the face. Overall the printer looks pleasing to the eye and makes my desk area look nice. There is an accompanying app from Canon that will help get your new printer up and running in no time. The printer has a very minimal setup to it and it's plug and play out of the box. There is a power cord included and that's the only external cord needed. The printer will work over your home wifi network (2.4 and 5 Ghz frequency) and is great for Apple AirPrint and other forms of wifi printing from computers and devices. The printer comes with all the ink that you need right in the box. During the setup process, the app will guide you through the steps to fill up each of the various black, blue, red, and yellow ink reservoirs. The stated productivity is 6000 black or 14,000 color pages of output. Another unique feature with this printer is that it offers Smart Assistant compatibility with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In the past week I have printed up personal documents, work documents, children's drawing, and random printouts. The printouts have all been very crisp and precise in their quality, and the documents all look bold and professional. The printer responds fairly quickly to about 8 second of response time on my wifi printouts. There is a printout speed of approximately 18 pages per minute in black and 13 pages per minute in color pages, but of course this will vary depending upon what you are printing. The print resolution is very nice quality at 600 x 1200 dpi, so you get a nice precise printout of text or photo. There are various places to input paper such as the rear tray, cassette area, along with a rear flat tray. I have yet to print out photos and images on Canon Photo Paper, but am excited to see how pictures from my iPhone will look on this printer with Photo Paper. Another feature I'm excited about that will be useful in the long term is the ability to perform easy maintenance on this printer. The print head and maintenance cartridge are both replaceable and easily accessible when the time arises. PRO: Easy setup Black and color print quality Wifi printing Easy to use ink tanks

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Print quality
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's so great! But setup was not!

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    CONS: I honestly stumbled a bunch during the set up. I decided to not fall back on my IT knowledge and just do what the box and app said to do. The first thing I found when unboxing it was a piece of paper that told to do is either go to a website or scan a QR code for the "Canon Print" app. I choose the app method since I assumed more people would use this method. On that same paper it says "Follow the instructions on the website" then "Connect to a computer or website". Simply enough I thought, "3 steps on the paper, easy peasy", but I was slightly mistaken. Getting the app was a pretty easy process, but as soon as I fired up the app it confused me. I opted to select "Add a new printer" and followed the instructions... this is the beginning of my minor problems. It IMMEDIATELY started searching for a printer. No "push this button to get it discoverable", no "Connect printer to WiFi", no nothing, just immediately started searching for the printer. At this point it just sat there searching for the printer and did nothing. I hit the question mark next to the searching text, but it just said make sure WiFi is working and the printer is on WiFi and restart it. I thought to myself, you haven't told me how to get it on WiFi yet!!! But there was an oversight on my part that I didn't realize the first time around. More on that later. I then said this isn't going to work, and opted to go to the website version instead on my Windows PC. Basically did the same thing, it immediately started looking for a printer. Except this time it had me download a Windows Store app; the "Canon Inkjet Smart Connect" app. There were updates it ran in the middle of it after it installed, but all pretty standard stuff. To my dismay, it started searching for a printer right away... ugh... here we go again I thought. But what made the Windows app more intuitive than the iPhone version was the BIG, gigantic next screen that says "Start your printer connection" and giving you an option of how to get your printer going... Ah now we're getting somewhere, choose WiFi and then it said to push the link button for a few seconds and blamo, got it on WiFi and was off to the races. Easy! I wanted to use the iPhone app as soon as I launched it, it found the printer right away. I then added it and it was good. I thought to myself, maybe I missed something. Deleted everything and factory reset the printer and tried again with the iPhone version. Sure enough at the very bottom of the discovery page, it says, "If Printer Cannot be Found" around a border. I didn't notice it the first time around, pushing that and it started to link everything the same way. So I guess if I were to complain, I'd say make the iPhone app a little more intuitive and perhaps after a few, flash the button or go to the next screen saying setup up connection. PROS: I had concerns about how to pour the ink without making a mess. But the ink pouring process is so easy. It was very cleverly designed. I didn't spill a drop. Printed some images on standard paper and I was surprised how good it looked. There was an optional calibration that happened before the first print. I choose to do this and I'm glad I did. Pages come out pretty quick, and black ink in gray scale looks darker than what I'd typically see Ink printers do. What I love about the printer over some competing brands is having each color separate and it being a pour method. Though I never ran out during my testing (because they give you full ink first rather than starter ink) I could easily tell what's low and what isn't. So getting a refill would be pretty easy honestly. I am curious how to handle doing a partial fill. I didn't notice anywhere advising against it, but I'm hoping it just stops pouring when it hits the full mark. Kind of like how your gas tank does when you fill your tank in your car. If it does that, easily the best printer on the market IMO.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Print quality
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for high demand of printing home or work.

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    Review of Canon Maxify GX3020 The printer has feature for Print, Copy and Scanning. At glance it is not very different from other models that exist previously, The main differentiator consist on the large number of printing capabilities reducing the frequency of the need to replace ink cartridge as: a) Support for Paper Sheet: 1. It has 250 Sheet Cassette 2. 100 Sheet Rear Tray b) Ink thank 1.Up to 6,000 pages BW 2. Up to 14,000 pages Color Then the adhoc benefits are: 1. Doble sided scanning 2. Scanning Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi Optical 3. Print Resolution up to 600 x 1200 dpi 4. Use only four bottles of ink: Cyan, Magenta, Black, and Yellow. Setting up and start using is not different to others model, still practical once connected to wifi, able to scan and print immediately. Printing definitions is good enough or bit more than needed for just an office work. However I find a bit odd the physical place to connect with high-speed usb as it is kind of hidden in the rear right side that is not noticed at first sight. What it feels come short: 1. WiFI connection protocol support: doesn’t support the 6 GHz for WifFI 6 and WiFI 6E. 2. LCD display: although understandably its main purpose is saving or maximizing the ink cartridge, and use of lcd screen might not be high frequency usage, but still it is hard to work with it as it is monochrome and small size of display (1.35”). Have to give hard look on the screen in order to read the menu. But aside of observation, it is good value for the need specifically set in Office or Home work that demands heavy printing activities. Or alternatively, for parents and kids fun work that doesn’t require high or professional level of printing and scanning resolution.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A near perfect all-in-one inkjet printer

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    One of the coolest printer setups I've ever experience. You don't need to connect this to a computer. Although, it does have a USB port. After you add ink to the tanks, you will be able to add this to your wireless network via smartphone. You will need to download the app, enable the wifi network on the printer, then connect your smartphone to printer network. Then you add your wifi SSID and password. That's pretty much it. The calibration does take a few minutes. The printing itself is not too loud and it's fast. I've printed some shipping labels in black and white. I then printed a photo off my smartphone's photo library. I didn't print on photo paper. The quality is good on regular paper and the paper is not overly drenched with ink. Though you will get better results with photo paper obviously. The included ink comes in bottles as this printer does not use ink cartridges. You get a full set that fills the tanks up. Unlike the last time I bought an ink cartridge system, it comes with half-filled ones. The black ink is slightly more than a full tank since I had some left over after I filled the tank up. The app detects it as not full but looking at the tank windows they seem to be full. Filling the tanks is not a messy process at all. The bottle remains sealed until it makes contact with the tank nozzles. Windows 10 detected the printer and installed the drivers. No need to go to Canon. It even added the scanner capability. Finally, plug and play is working as intended. The app is easy to use and has lots of features. It tells me the status of ink. It allows me to scan. Scanning from the app will let save as PDF or JPG. Then it will let you share the file via AirDrop, text message, email, save on your smartphone, and many other options. If you allow the app access to your camera, you can scan documents by taking pictures and print them directly to the printer. This has a flatbed so you can scan books, magazines, and small objects. Unlike a feeder where you can scan multiple pages at a time, the flatbed can scan pages but manually. Now here are the things I do not like. I had to call Canon support to ask the following questions. - Will it still print black and white if one of the color tanks is too low or out? You will not be able to print if any of the tanks is too low or out, regardless if the tank is used. This is common with inkjet nowadays and it's unfortunate. Years ago, you were able to continue to print black and white even if the color cartridges is/are out. This is no longer true and been this way a few years now. So always be aware of the status of your ink. - This is ink and if not used enough, it can dry and clog the lines and nozzles. Canon support suggests to print a few times a month or run test prints and/or diagnostics to keep the ink moving. They said the printer does have a maintenance option that can clear the lines and nozzles. But you guessed it, you will have to use ink for this procedure. - The ink is not readily available for purchase in the store. I checked Best Buy and is online order and can take a few days to arrive. Just be ready. The other thing I wish it has is a network port. I don't like adding devices to the wifi network. Other than that and the two dislikes regarding the ink, this printer is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Wireless
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Small business owners need this.

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    Finally a printer with plenty of ink. I absolutely love the idea of bottle ink and not the cartridges. I will say that trying to fill the printer the first time is a little intimidating. Not wanting to spill in so just take it nice and so and be patient. The printer started right up and I was able to follow the directions online. It wasn’t any louder than other printers. But I will say it is slightly larger than other printers I’ve had in the past and we have a small office so that is my only concern. Other than I absolutely love this printer/copier. Wireless connect works 99% of the times. I’ve had to reconnect just once but that’s better than average. I’ve had friends come over and print brochures and banners which I’ve never attempted but they liked the vibrant coloring and not having to a store to get it done. The coolest function is being able to see when the ink and paper is getting low. No more guessing. Winch a time and money saver if you ask me for both family friends and any businesses you may have.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great solid printer.

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    This printer is great... Physical setup was super easy. Took all about 10 mins with ink and all. Android app was easy to use. PC setup was easy too. Hardest thing to setup was the online material. That took a little bit of time to figure out but it was done. Print quality is great. It has multiple feeds which is good. I can keep letter size in the tray below and 4x6 up in the top. The print quality was great. 4x6 on photo paper was good. Noise level is pretty low. Lots of custom options and settings to play with. Biggest plus are the quantity of ink and the warranty. The other plus is the software for editing and printing. Also this printer does not require any subscriptions or payment plans. Con for me was the shear size of the printer. It is a bit larger than other competitors. You need to make sure you account for this or else it will be an issue for your workspace. But other than that this is a solid buy. I would recommend this based on all of the pluses that I had. Good job Canon.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Understated design with great features

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    Let's start with this- refillable ("tank") printers are long overdue to the Consumer market. Not only do you get to enjoy the convenience of greater capacity, it's environmentally more responsible. The Canon - MAXIFY MegaTank GX3020 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer offers far more features than the relatively simple design presents at first glance. All of the paper feeds and catches fold or slide neatly in-and-out of the off-white and charcoal enclosure. The movement towards app-oriented control means that there's only a tiny black&white LED screen on the device. It provides all the key settings, but the real control is via the Canon PRINT app for your phone or tablet. The app offers control of scanning, copying via smartphone, photo and document printing settings and some photo-based items (calendars, cards, etc). I'm delighted by how simple and clean it is to fill the ink tanks. You simply uncap the ink bottle, invert it, and place on the associated tank (there's a key/keyhole shape- you can't get it wrong!) Very quickly executed with zero mess. The printer set-up easily on my home wifi network and I was in business fewer than 10 minutes. The only problem I had was the alignment test implied the heads were out of alignment twice. It does allow you to overrule the app and carry on. I did and had no quality issues. Print quality is good. This is a four-color (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black) system and I found the colors vibrant with sharp output to be expected from a SOHO all-in-one. (Manufacturer stated resolution of up to 600x1200 dpi). Pages are delivered in 8-12 second in my testing. Page sizes accommodated range from Legal to as narrow as 3.5" There's a 250-page cassette integrated into the bottom of the printer, a rear flat tray (one sheet at a time), and a rear tray that feeds up to 100 sheets. Of course, in addition to printing from your computer, phone or tablet, you can copy, scan to apps and the cloud. This is a nice device that I think will be a nice complement to small offices and high-use homes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great printer but set up print drained the color

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    So…I wanted to really like this printer, especially coming from the Canon name. But I was left frustrated and scratching my head (how’s that as a teaser?). Setting up was pretty simple. There are so many areas of tape that needed to be removed. Connecting it to my home wifi was pretty effortless. The screen is a little small but the arrow buttons are very responsive. I enjoyed seeing that this paper tray is very deep and can hold 250 sheets. There is also a rear sheet tray that can hold 100 sheets and a rear flat tray. As an All-in-one, I needed a printer that can do it all since my kids are homeschooled and I have a small home office. This can print 18 black and white and 13 color pages a minute which is good. The ink bottles that are included are very easy and doesn’t leave any mess. I noticed that the Black ink still had some left after filling up the cartridge, whereas the color used up the entire bottle. Stated, it has 6000 pages of Black and White and up to 14000 in color which is very impressive. So why the lower star? After just printing the adjustment sheet for set up, the colored ink levels dipped very noticeably. I was shocked that it drained that much and this was just a two page set up sheet. I dont know how this can do 14,000 colored pages. So this was very disappointing. Overall, this is a very nice printer. I was just a little disappointed with the amount of colored ink used for set up. Quality is great when using a higher weighted paper, so I used 24 lbs sheets which makes the print pop up. Also the Canon App is a must as you can control the scanning from there and it automatically uploads to the app which is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Print quality
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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect. However, can't print certain color

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    I really wanted to love this printer. I'm a big fan of tank printers and have tried other brands that use the tank system. I'll start off by saying the printer comes nicely packaged and it's easy to unload. You simply just pull out the cardboard that houses the ink bottles and then pull up on the plastic that's surrounding the printer to pull it out of the box. Setup is very simple as well. You simply download the Canon app on your phone and it walks you through the process of setting up the printer onto your wireless network. After powering on the printer it tells you to fill up the ink tanks which are really simple. You just twist off the cap to the bottles and they are notched. The ink doesn't come out until after it is placed down onto the nozzle. It takes a few minutes to fill up each color and there's three colors plus black. All in all the setup couldn't be more simple, easy to set up on the computer, as well as any smart device such as a phone. The print speed is really fast for a tank printer which is usually a draw back with tank printers but not in this case. The Bad- The printer will not print out the correct colors for maroon and purple and even some dark green. I spent hours on this issue and print it out a different color palette and tried to troubleshoot this issue myself before contacting support. After several days with little to no luck, I decided to contact Canon customer support after about an hour and a half on the phone with support trying different things. We came to the conclusion that there wasn't anything else we could do. We were never able to get the correct color to print from the printer. The rep told me that he would overnight me another printer. This one came in today and I set it up just as I did the previous one and printed out the same color that I was having issues with and the problem still exists. So this printer is having issues printing certain maroons and purples and even some dark greens. If it wasn't for this issue, I would absolutely give this printer five stars. My guess is is that this is such a new printer that they will probably release a firmware update to fix this issue. However, until then, save your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great print quality and speed

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    This tank inkjet printer exceeds my expectations for quality, quantity, and speed printing. Installing the software/app, doing the setup, and filling the tank reservoir with the four ink colors were easy, and it took less than 30 minutes. The ink refill bottles are color-coded and designed only to fit the correct ink color, with no chance of mixing colors. The small and straightforward control panel is not a touch-screen control. Printing in black/white and color is high quality with sharp and detailed pints. If you use photo paper, your images come out looking very nice. I have used matte and gloss paper; all pictures come without smears. There are no smudge prints, even photo prints. The back feeding tray accepts standard-size paper and most envelopes. I have used it for some time and have had no connection or print issues. After many prints, the ink level on the tanks is still very high. Being an All-In-One printer, it is surprising that it is small and very lightweight, which is excellent if you need to move it around. I am glad I got this high-quality ink tank reservoir and fast printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    HP, is not right for me!

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    I am a former HP inkjet user and I finally feel FREEDOM from the shackles of the HP Rewards program, which felt more like a computer hack than a convenience. Already I have saved so much time, money and the hassle from buying ink and this printer has been performing beautifully. It's slightly slower by a second or two in producing printouts, but outperforms the HP in all other categories. I am sooooo happy with the Canon and wish I hadn't waited this long to convert.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Communication

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice printer

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    It is a nice printer but it is not easy to get it to communicate with my devices

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Ink Tank Printer for My College Student

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    I purchased the Canon - MAXIFY MegaTank GX3020 for my college-student daughter because of its higher capacity printing, large ink reservoirs, vivid color output, multiple paper inputs, user-friendly interface and affordable price. I already own a home version of an all-in-one ink tank printer, but I knew my daughter needed a quality printer with more robust capabilities. She asked me to check out the Canon - MAXIFY MegaTank GX3020, so I reviewed along with similar printers and determined it is an excellent product. My daughter is very happy to be using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My printer

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    Great product easy to set up and filling the ink tanks are supper easy

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor documentation

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    The printer is outstanding at what it does but learning to use it is without suppor. Device manufacturers don’t provide printed user guides for their products now days. The user guides are online. This user guide is s a collection of facts without any connecting thoughts about how to link the facts to solve a problem. Let’s say the last person to use the printer had legal size paper as the output. There is nowhere that I can find that tells how to change the registered paper size to the paper size that I need to use. what I want to use. I don’t have time to become the local expert on this new printer. I need help now that I can put to use now. Without having to digest the entire online user guide.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend