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Canon Pixma MG3620 Review

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The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a good printer for families with modest printing requirements. Its high print resolution and acceptable color accuracy deliver pleasing prints, but the low page yield, high running costs, and slow printing speeds limit its effectiveness.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is an ultra-budget all-in-one inkjet released in 2015. Along with scan, copy, and print functionality, the 11.7-lb printer has a 100-page input tray and a page yield of 225 black-only and 210 color pages. It supports automatic duplex printing but misses a display panel, automatic document feeder, and duplex scanning—features generally seen on the best-ranked printers.

The print resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI, and the scan resolution is 1200 DPI. Connectivity options include USB-A to computer, WiFi, AirPrint, and Mopria, but you miss out on Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi Direct, and external storage support.

Best For

  • Cardstock

  • Heat Transfers

  • Photo

  • Photo Printer For iPhone

Consensus

our Verdict

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is an all-in-one printer for families. Its 4800 x 1200 DPI print resolution produces high-quality text and color prints, and at 5.24 dE, the average color accuracy will suffice for casual photo printing. The 1200 DPI scan resolution captures text and images effectively while retaining sharpness and clarity.

Considering this printer’s low page yield (225 black and 210 color) and high running cost of 8.83 cents per page, it’s not economical if you print often, unlike the best all-in-one printers. Its running costs are also among the most expensive in our certified, tested list. Although there’s auto duplex printing for convenience, the 8.43 PPM mono print speed and 2.63 PPM color print speed are well below average, and there’s no ADF.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High print quality
    • The ultra-budget Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a good printer for families with low printing needs. Its 4800 x 1200 DPI print resolution produces high-quality text and color prints with satisfactory color accuracy at 5.4 dE.

  • Great scan quality
    • The 1200 DPI scan resolution captures text and images proficiently while retaining sharpness and clarity.

Reason to Avoid

  • Steep running costs
    • The running cost is too high at 8.83 cents per page, and it’s among the most expensive in our certified, tested roster. It also has a low page yield (225 black and 210 color), making the MG3620 unsuitable for frequent printing.

  • Slow printing speeds
    • The 8.43 PPM black-only and 2.63 PPM color printing speeds are among the slowest in our certified, tested list. The MG3620 is not suitable for work environments.

  • Missing display and limited connectivity
    • The lack of a display makes navigation a hassle.

    • This printer isn’t versatile because it has no Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi Direct, and external storage support.

Canon Pixma MG3620 Specs

Automatic Document FeederAutomatic Document FeederNo
Automatic Two-Sided PrintingAutomatic Two-Sided PrintingYes
Copier Resolution (B&W)Copier Resolution (B&W)
Copier Resolution (Color)Copier Resolution (Color)
DepthDepth12"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan FunctionNo
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HeightHeight6"
Integrated FaxIntegrated FaxNo
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width8.5"
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required2
Paper FeederPaper FeederTray loader
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)9.9 ppm
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)5.7 ppm
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)Up to 4800 x 1200
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)Up to 4800 x 1200
Printer TypePrinter TypeAll In One, Copier, Printer, Scanner
Scanner ResolutionScanner ResolutionUp to 1200 x 2400
Scanner TypeScanner TypeFlatbed
Tray CapacityTray Capacity100
WidthWidth17.7"
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)8.43
Color Print Speed (ppm)2.63
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)8.83
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)19.93
Color Accuracy (dE)5.24

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The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is an ultra-budget all-in-one inkjet released in 2015. Along with scan, copy, and print functionality, the 11.7-lb printer has a 100-page…

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is an ultra-budget all-in-one inkjet released in 2015. Along with scan, copy, and print functionality, the 11.7-lb printer has a 100-page input tray and a page yield of 225 black-only and 210 color pages. It supports automatic duplex printing but misses a display panel, automatic document feeder, and duplex scanning—features generally seen on the best-ranked printers.

The print resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI, and the scan resolution is 1200 DPI. Connectivity options include USB-A to computer, WiFi, AirPrint, and Mopria, but you miss out on Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi Direct, and external storage support.

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Automatic Document Feeder

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Up to 600 dpi

Copier Resolution (Color)

Up to 600 dpi

Depth

12"

18.2"

7.8"

15.6"

Duplex Scan Function

No

Yes

na

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

6"

17"

3.6

12.5"

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    92.6

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is a budget all-in-one inkjet printer. It uses a two-cartridge system… Read More

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    John Panoryios
  • Techgear Lab
    88.49

    Category Trust Rating

    55
    As one of the least expensive printers available on the market, the Canon Pixma MG3620… Read More

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    Alex Hocevar-Smith
  • Tom’s Guide
    78.71

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    High image quality, fast scanning and fast color copying make the Pixma MG3620 a great… Read More

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    Eric Butterfield
  • Consumer Reports
    90.86

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