This blog post is about the Canon MX435 printer. As part of my efforts to create a more flexible home working environment, I’ve purchased a new wireless printer.
2021 update: I published this blog post here in 2013 and I still own and occasionally use this printer! I’ve now moved onto refilling ink cartridges, rather than buying replacement cartridges. I’m now thinking about giving this printer away sometime later this year. For me, I think this printer was a good purchase.
Because the printer doesn’t require a wired connection, for many years the printer was placed in a different room from the computer I use it with. I’ve used this printer with Windows Vista and 10.
The printer I brought was the reasonably priced Canon MX435, which can:
- Connect to via Wi-Fi or USB.
- Scan in multiple pages via sheet feeder.
- Be used as a fax.
- and much more.
Back in my early working days I used to use a fax machine all the time, accompanied by tipex. The last time I sent a fax was from a shop, to send an agreement overseas many years ago, so I can’t see me needing that facility any time soon.
It took me about thirty minutes to set the MX435 up, and although it takes up a large amount of space on a table, I am very happy with it. This beast of a printer, now means I can print via my laptop, without being in the same room, which is ideal for flexible working.
I only received the printer yesterday, and one of the main requirements of the printer, will be to scan in numerous documents. I already have a scanner, but I am keen to use the auto-feed option, to speed up my scanning and help vanquish the large collection of paperwork I have.
I will blog more about my experiences with this printer soon, but for the price it seems like a great deal.