Product Review: Experiencing Canon PIXMA G3400, Range of Innovative Printers
Unboxing the Wireless Print, copy and scan Canon Prima printer, Pixma G3400 delights the heart. The lush black powerful but incidentally light (body weight) printer is fast and efficiently positioned for the 21st century domestic or office use. It’s wireless competence makes it mobile and new generation compliant.
While trying to set up the machine whose range include other G series such as PIXMA MG7700, PIXMA MG6800 and PIXMA MG4250, I was initially searching all over for the commonplace printers connection cable however, obviously the makers finds no need for it because the wireless device works and it’s easy to set up. The wireless indicator light on the printer machine (directly under the power button) tells the user “you are ready to go wireless”.
As I laid my hands on the G3400 printer, the instructional manual (though very cumbersome to navigate through volumes) but the outcome was amazing, one gains new knowledge and the conviction that you are in the right path.
The weight which is approximately 5.8kg , not quite light but still easy and convenient to carry from one place to another, agreeing with wireless capabilities.
Though it took some time to get the set up configuration on my computers (laptop and Desktop) especially while trying to install and explore the wireless facility but I eventually got it right using the PIXMA G3000 set up CD-ROM enclosed in the package and following the instructions and it was an Eldorado just after about 45minutes. With this, setting up the printer appears quite simple even without prior knowledge of printer set up!
The printer comes with 4 ink cartridges positioned in front with transparent structure to enable proper monitoring of the ink at a glance. Over other printers that I know, the PIXMA G 3400 Series has the advantage of ease of refill and it prevents smears and stains on printed objects. The refillable ink pack is specially designed with pointed mouth to ensure ink is transferred directly into the ink tanks without a spill over. The use of transparent ink tanks, its conspicuous positioning and the air-tight tank covers make ink spill over and a sudden run out ink virtually impossible with the G Series.
Coming to the speed and effectiveness of the printing, using the PIXMA G3400 printer makes printing easy and convenient with a very fast speed. The colour printing with full image takes about 40 seconds while colour printing without picture takes about 30 seconds. The monotone – black printing takes less than 15 seconds. Isn’t this amazing?
The paper in-tray and out-tray are well suited for ease of use and seamless functioning. The later is expandable to forestall your printed materials falling off the machine and getting dirty of scuffled.
The Vantage Rolls Royce ad says, “At 100 mile per hour, the only noise that comes from the RR is the tickling of the clock”, the G series is a bit noisier!, Makes some click sounds when preparing for action but goes into sleaze moves when in operation. Compared to other brands in its category, noise in the G Series is minimized.
The products of the photocopy and scanner are as clear and very well above average. The colour printing is also fabulous, coming out with high resolution and vivid graphics. Tried on a very colourful advert and result was very impressive. Apart from the printer machine itself, the quality consumable (Ink) surely has a role to play.
The PIXMA G3400 printer has 5 soft touch but power backed buttons: Power button, Wi-Fi, Colour and Black button with ink and warning icons. All are conspicuously laid out in a straight line on the right edge of the printer for ease of access and control.
Just in case of paper jam which never happened for almost a week of use in my office, the machine’s upper trunk could be lifted with minimum energy using just one hand and it stands suspended for one to remove the clog or jammed paper. You also bring it back to position without fuss.
For the power regulation, the amazing thing about the printer is that, it gets off after minutes of non-performance which I think is really commendable in case a user forgets to switch off the printer after use.
This printer is excitingly simple and easy to use and products are equally fascinating.