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Canon PIXMA MP640 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer (3748B002)

by Canon
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  • Make all your photos look their best with the new "Auto Photo Fix II" image correction feature
  • Collect, combine and edit multiple web pages to print your own layout using "Easy Web Print EX"
  • The Chromalife100+ system gives you beautiful and long-lasting photos that last up to 300 years
  • Photo lab quality borderless "4x6" photo in approx. 20 seconds
  • Keep it Green: Built-in 2-sided printing helps the environment and cuts your paper usage by 50%


Technical Details

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  This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy--plus they help us all save money while making a difference. Find out more about ENERGY STAR.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 14.5 x 6.9 inches ; 24.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002M78HY0
  • Item model number: 3748B002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2008

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The PIXMA MP640 is the premium, wireless all-in-one printer you need. This fantastic imaging experience begins from the moment you start using the product. Built-in Wi-Fi1 capability lets you print wirelessly from anywhere around the house. You can also create a wired network if you choose via built-in Ethernet. Keep it green with built-in Auto Duplex Printing by automatically printing on both sides of the paper, which can help reduce your paper cost by 50%.




Print from anywhere in the house quickly and easily!
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Enjoy superior maximum resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi2 with five individual ink tanks for amazing detail and beautiful photos. Easily preview and edit your images on the 3.0" Color LCD while you also quickly select the features you want with Easy Scroll Wheel. This product�' versatility continues with Auto Photo Fix II, to automatically correct your photos, Auto Scan Mode3, to automatically detect the type of original you are scanning and Quick Start, to allow for faster printer operation once the printer has been turned on. Plus, computer-free printing is available through compatible USB Flash Drives4, Memory Cards5, IrDA6, and optional Bluetooth7 devices. All of this with a stunning borderless 4�" x 6�" photo that prints in approx. 20 seconds8!


Speed & Quality
Superior Resolution: Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi firing with 1pl ink droplet size. Incredible quality and detail in both your photos and business documents.

Individual Ink System: This 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks and a pigment-based black ink to produce crisp, laser-quality text for documents. With individual ink tanks you only replace the color ink tank that runs out.

Fast 4" x 6" Printing: Print a borderless 4" x 6" in approx. 20 seconds!

ChromaLife100+: This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon photo papers and inks for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album9.


The stylish PIXMA MP640 will stand out anywhere in your home.
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Ease of Use
Built-In Auto Duplex Printing: Keep it green and print on both sides of the page without the hassle of turning it over manually. This can cut your paper usage by 50% to you save time, money and paper �- plus you're helping the environment!

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

Easy Scroll Wheel: Easily and quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.

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 and color corrected to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.

Auto Scan Mode: Automatically recognizes the type of original, then scans and saves the suitable settings when accessed through the printer menu.

Beautiful & Borderless: Print photo lab quality from 4" x 6" up to 8.5" x 11"

2 Way Paper Feeding: Load paper from the front cassette or rear tray so whether your printing on plain or photo paper, you’re ready to print!

Quick Start: Powering up your printer is now faster than ever. After pressing the power button you can begin inputting commands in mere seconds. So, full operation is possible in a much shorter time.

Dual Color Gamut Technology: Copy with confidence as this built-in technology automatically optimizes your copy quality based on the type of original you’re copying to help your copies stay true to it.


Print 2-sided to save paper!
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Connectivity
Built-in Wireless: Be free of the wires that bind you�! Print and scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer while you're in another room.

Built-in Ethernet: 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.

USB Flash Memory/Memory Cards / PictBridge & Optional Bluetooth: Don't feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert a USB Flash Memory Drive into your printers PictBridge port or compatible memory card into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your digital camera, DV camcorder or camera phone. Plus, you can print from a Bluetooth-enabled device using the optional BU-30 wireless Bluetooth unit.

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.


Print directly from USB Flash drives.
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Features

 

What's in the Box?
  • PIXMA MP640 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One
  • Document Kit: Cross Sell Sheet, Getting Started, Important Information Sheet, Network Troubleshooting Guide, Safety Environment Information, Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM, Warranty Card
  • Ink Tanks: PGI-220 Pigment Black, CLI-221 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black)
  • Power Cord
  • Print Head
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    Consumables



    The MP640 is compatible with the following consumables: PGI-220BK, CLI-221C, CLI-221M, CLI-221Y, and CLI-221BK.
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    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. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.

    3. 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 then �«Àsave to PC�«Â.

    4. USB flash memory with security enabled may not be used. Requires an extension cable if cannot be attached.

    5. Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™, MultiMediaCard® , MultiMediaCard® Plus , CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD™ Card, miniSDHCTM, microSD™ Card, microSDHC™, RS-MMC™ , Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).

    6. Requires mobile phone or other device with IrDA port positioned no more than 7.9 inches from printer.

    7. 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.

    8. Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details.

    9. Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100plus for additional details.

    Product Description

    Premium Wireless Photo All-In-One with 3.0-Inch LCD and Built-In Ethernet Connectivity.

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    I will not buy another Canon printer.
    Carmen Wye
    In addition, if any of the ink tanks are out, the printer does not let you print at all, even if you have a full black ink cartridge.
    cheated customer
    The quality of printed photos and scanned ones is great, especially if you have a Canon camera.
    Janet Lorraine

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    84 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Steven Klimasewski on January 9, 2010
    Disclaimer: I do not own this printer but have worked with and installed tons of them at my school and I use them all the time. Anyway we have about 4 of these units and all work perfectly fine.

    Quality: The image quality of this printer is stunning the detail level and color reproduction is great! When compared to the Canon iP6600 the color and detail reproduction seem to be slightly better.

    Speed: It is fairly fast for photo printing its not a speed demon or anything but it is faster then most printers I have used.

    Features : This printer has a ton of features too many to discuss but it can scan images it has a card reader and can be hooked up to the network via ethernet or via wifi.

    Ink Consumption : This printer is also very easy on the ink and the wallet. Ink seems to last a fairly long time even when doing a lot of photo prints.

    Setup: Setup was painless I installed all 4 of these units in about 40 mins just run the disc connect the printer install the print head and then the ink cartridges. ( I do however wish they used less packaging )

    All in all I woud definitely recommend this to a friend. I have yet to have a single problem with any of the 4 and they are being used by tons of people each day for photo printing.

    Edit; I forgot to mention that I have only tried this on Windows XP can't comment on the problem the other user spoke of with Macintosh Snow leopard 10.6.
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    41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Tin Man on February 1, 2010
    Over the years, I have owned many printers. Most of them have been HP with the exception of two. My last printer was an Epson, which I thought was very nice and this Cannon which I just purchased this past weekend.

    Out of the box, the printer was easy to setup. I opted for wireless printing, because I can't stand cables. I have 2 Mac laptops running OS X 10.6 and Apple's Time Capsule. Connecting the printer to Time Capsule couldn't be any easier. I opted to install the Canon software which took some time. After the software installation, I could see the printer and send a test page. Overall, it took me about 20 minutes.

    I did run into a problem with wireless scanning. Every time I attempted to scan, I received an error message that the scanner couldn't be found. I admit that I was puzzled. Thirty minutes later, after reading a post, I realized that my firewall was blocking the incoming traffic. Duh! I adjusted my firewall setting to allow the scanner traffic in, and wireless scanning was working just fine.

    I find the printer prints much faster than the Epson printer. The images from wireless scanning are very clear and sharp compared to the images that I did with the Epson via cable. I'm very satisfied with Canon and would consider purchasing another one over Epson and HP.
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    35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A. Van Gogh on January 2, 2010
    This is the first time I've bought anything other than an HP printer and I'm thrilled with the choice I made. It took about an hour from box to test print, on 2 computers in a home network. The basic functions are easy enough to accomplish, but this printer isn't an average all-in-one printer. It really has corporate scale functionality and the online manual is cumbersome, so learning all this printer has to offer may take time if it's only used in a limited capacity.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Fussy User on September 13, 2011
    I bought this printer last year in August, the print quality is the best I have seen for the price, wireless great, scans perfect.
    But this printer eats more ink than anything on the planet. Not because of small cartridges or many copies, but because of the constant automatic cleanings every time you turn it on, and there is no way to shut the cleaning cycles off. I can print maybe 50-100 pages in black and white, and only in black and white, but after so many auto cleanings every cartridge runs out even if you never use color at all. very wastfull.I have contacted Canon for a firmware update or a way to stop unnecessary auto cleanings, but all they say is the usual leave it on, or set it to draft.
    Trust me none of this works at all to stop the constant auto cleanings, and since I have talked to them they no longer offer the printer or support for this unit.
    We should be able to shut off the cleaning feature on any printer and when our prints look bad we should have control of the cleanings.
    this printer cleans every day weather left on or not, and consumes massive amounts of ink.
    I just needed to let the buyers know this about this product, because when I read the reviews last year it have the best of all the ones I looked at, and look what happened.
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    21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By siafu on February 5, 2010
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    At last - I cut the cord with HP!!! The PIXMA MP640 is 100% better than the comparable HP I used to have. Having said that I must add that I've had my new printer for only a week so I can't review ink usage or other aspects of using it over an extended period of time.
    1). Canon's interfaces are simple, uncluttered, intuitive and functional - much better and user-friendly than HPs. I should have expected this because that's exactly how the canon Camera interfaces are. And unlike HP, I don't get these ridiculous popup messages that tell me whether my printer is on or off, etc.
    2). I am pretty sure that my laptop boots up faster ever since I uninstalled all the HP software and installed Canon's.
    3). The PIXMA MP640 is surprisingly fast to boot up and to print. After reading some of the reviews I was expecting delays but instead I got excellent performance.
    4). This printer was surprisingly easy to set up. I just followed the instructions and voila! Now I can print wirelessly from anywhere in my home (I work from home so this functionality is extremely important to me and it's flawless).
    5). Canon's documentation and setup manual are easy to understand, they were actually written by someone who knew how to write technical documentation. But when I installed the software I chose to not install MP Navigator because I didn't think I needed it. Oops - I had to go back and install it because I couldn't use the scanner wirelessly without it.
    6). Perfect print quality, it's exactly what I wanted. B&W documents are sharp, black letters are intense almost as if this is a laser printer. And the color renderings of photos are very good too. Thus far I've only used the default settings and they are perfect.
    7).
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