The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a good inkjet printer for home use. This printer offers great cost per print but in the long run, its two-cartridge system might end up costing more than the printer itself. Photography enthusiasts and professionals alike might also be disappointed with the over-saturated and noticeably inaccurate color. However, despite this, the printing quality of photographs is still surprisingly good. At the same time, if you're printing off black or colored text, you'll have to be patient as this printer can be fairly slow. Although it lacks connectivity options, its built-in scanner and small footprint make this a decent option for families or students.
Sub-par for mixed usage. The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is best suited for families or student needs. It has good photo printing quality, which is great for saving images of your kids growing up. Most users will also appreciate the very good cost-to-print ratio for black and colored ink. On the downside, this printer has a slow print speed and low page yield for black text documents, meaning that you might have to change the ink more frequently. Its integrated flatbed scanner is also very limiting for those who need to make a lot of copies of their documents.
Alright for family printing. The Canon PIXMA MG3620's photo printing quality is good, making it ideal for scrapbooking family photos. Although the flatbed scanner can be limiting if you need to copy more documents, you should have little problem scanning or copying older, more fragile items like historical family documents or old photos. This printer is also suitable for printing the occasional text document as its cost-to-print ratio for black ink is very good. Colored ink has an even better cost-to-print ratio and you can get larger, high yield cartridges if you need more ink too.
Bad for the home office or small office. The Canon PIXMA MG3620's black ink cartridge doesn't yield a lot of pages, meaning you'll have to change the cartridge more frequently if you print a lot of text documents. The printing speed of black text documents is also fairly slow. However, if you're printing off colored graphs or charts, you'll be able to produce more pages before it needs changing. While this printer has a flatbed scanner, it doesn't have an automatic document feeder which can cost you time if you need to flip each page individually to scan or copy them.
Not bad for student use. If you're trying to save some money, the Canon PIXMA MG3620 has a very good cost-to-print ratio for black and colored ink, no matter if you're printing term papers or last-minute assignments. The scanner feature is also handy if you need to copy your classmates' notes. Finally, those living in dorm rooms will appreciate its fairly compact size and its wireless Wi-Fi via router connection.
Disappointing for black and white printing. While the Canon PIXMA MG3620 has a very good cost per print ratio for black ink, it isn't particularly fast at printing. If you print off a lot of essays, articles, or forms, you'll also get a low page yield, meaning you might need to change your ink cartridge more often.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 has a disappointing design. It has a thin, plastic shell, and the scanner lid's hinges and the paper input/output extensions feel flimsy. This printer also doesn't have a display screen, which is fairly disappointing. However, the scanner lid can be raised, so you can scan bigger things like books, and it'll easily stay open. If you've got a paper jam, you can easily access inside the printer through its back. The ink cartridges are fairly accessible, but the printer must be on first in order to get to them.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a fairly compact multipurpose printer that doesn't take up too much space on your desk, making it suitable for dorms or small offices.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 doesn't have a display screen.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 has a disappointing cartridge system. It has only one black and one colored cartridge, and it doesn't print very many pages of either black or color. However, if you're always printing stacks of papers, you can buy high-yield cartridges that should extend the page yield. You can also use third-party cartridges in this printer, although it might void your warranty.
The MG3620 has poor scanning features. The manufacturer advertises that this printer has a 1200 DPI scan resolution, but within its own software, 600 DPI is the highest available. Unfortunately, if you've got a massive quantity of papers to scan, you'll also have to scan each page by hand as you go since this printer can't automatically select the next paper in the stack. This printer also doesn't have a fax feature.
The cost per print of the PIXMA MG3620 is very good. It's reasonably priced, especially compared to the cost of the printer. Unfortunately, if you tend to run out of ink on a consistent basis, Canon doesn't offer an ink subscription for this printer.
Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.
The Canon PIXMA 3620's printing speed is unremarkable. If you're in a hurry and need your 100-page report as soon as possible, prepare to be frustrated: this printer has a slow print time for black text documents and it's even slower for printing color documents. However, it's decently quick if you're only printing photos.
The Canon PIXMA 3620 has sub-par color accuracy. On plain document paper, colors tend to be deep and over-saturated, resulting in noticeably different color reproduction.
The PIXMA 3620 has good photo printing quality. While the colors are slightly over-saturated and there's a bit of banding in the gray scale, this printer still produces good detail.
These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.
The MG3620 has an input tray that can be adjusted to fit most popular paper formats. The output tray can also be extended if you're printing longer pages.
The MG3620 is a wireless printer with mediocre connectivity features. You won't be able to physically connect it to your router, or use it with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct. This printer also doesn't have any external storage support, so you won't be able to plug in your flash drive or SD card and print from there. However, if you use Apple Products, you'll be able to seamlessly AirPrint. Android users will also be able to use Mopria for mobile printing.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 has a good mobile app called the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY. Supported on both iOS and Android, you'll be able to print and scan from the app. You'll also be able to order ink, though this isn't an ink subscription feature.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a simple, entry level printer from Canon's lineup. Designed for affordability, it lacks a lot of the features more commonly found in other Canon models. It doesn't have a display screen or offer as many scanning features such as automatic document feeding or duplex scanning. It also doesn't have some of the more obvious connectivity options like ethernet or Bluetooth. However, the PIXMA MG3620 can print good quality photos and its cost to print ratio for black and colored ink, while not as great as premium models, still performs very well.