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Canon pixma mg3650s wireless £29.99 @ Argos (Free C&C / £3.95 Delivery)

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Compact and affordable, this All-In-One delivers superb borderless photos and crisp, sharp documents. Seamless links to the cloud and smart devices ensure easy connectivity while optional XL ink cartridges and auto 2-sided printing save money and time.

Effortlessly print stunning borderless photos from 4x6 inch to A4, filled with fine detail and documents with sharp text for high-quality results.

Enjoy straightforward printing, copying and scanning using your smartphone or tablet or directly access cloud storage via PIXMA Cloud Link - all thanks to the Canon PRINT app.

Printer:
Compatible with PC and Mac.
A4 print speed - black text: 9.9ppm (pages per minute).
A4 print speed - colour text: 5.7ppm (pages per minute).
Up to 4800 x 1200dpi print resolution.
Up to 4800 x 1200dpi colour print resolution.
Fits paper up to A4.
Automatic duplex printing.
100 sheet paper capacity.
Uses 2 ink cartridges.
Recommended ink: PG-540, CL-541.
Scanner and copier:

1200 x 2400dpi optical resolution.
Connectivity:

Suitable for office printing.
Suitable for photo printing.
PictBridge - print images directly from a digital camera.
USB port.
Wireless/WiFi enabled.
Apple AirPrint - depending on device, please check your manufacturer's settings.
Google Cloud Print.
Email Print.
Mobile print enables printing direct from your smartphone or tablet through brand specific apps.
General information:
Photo editing software included.
Weight 5.4kg.
Ink cartridge included.
Size H15, W45, D30cm.
Manufacturer's 1 year guarantee.
EAN: 4549292126839.

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colombo15/06/2020 10:15

[Image] "Ink cartridge's included" so its good price. For someone who just …[Image] "Ink cartridge's included" so its good price. For someone who just uses occasionally its a good complete package.


Absolutely! As soon as you need a refill, though, it would actually be cheaper just to buy this printer again
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Good price. Shame it only takes 2 ink carts or I might have bitten.
Isn’t 2 ink enough, sorry it’s been a while since I bought a printer. Always thought it needed one colour and one black and white ink cartridges. Last time I bought a printer was back in 2007 n that cost me £160 lol
I have a Pixma IX6850 and only have good things to say about it, if this is anywhere near as good then it's a bargain.
However, looking up third party cartridges it doesn't look like there are many cheap options.

For comparison, I bought 4 complete sets (20 cartridges) of ink for £20 the other day (CLI-551XL, PGI-550XL) off Amazon, but a similar search shows that it's roughly £30 to get one set (two cartridges) for this printer (CL-541XL, PG-540XL). The cartridges seem a bit bigger but not so much that I think the value is anywhere close, so if you expect to be printing with any frequency or long-term then this might not be very cost-effective.
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"Ink cartridge's included" so its good price. For someone who just uses occasionally its a good complete package.
Edited by: "colombo" 15th Jun
colombo15/06/2020 10:15

[Image] "Ink cartridge's included" so its good price. For someone who just …[Image] "Ink cartridge's included" so its good price. For someone who just uses occasionally its a good complete package.


Absolutely! As soon as you need a refill, though, it would actually be cheaper just to buy this printer again
Are cartridges that expensive
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 10:24

You may be able to find cheaper on ebay or refill them yourself, but my …You may be able to find cheaper on ebay or refill them yourself, but my quick search turned up these:£44.95, official Canon value pack: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-PG-540XL-CL-541XL-Photo-Value/dp/B015OW6AQQ/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=540xl+541xl&qid=1592211903&s=electronics&sr=1-4£40.99, third party: https://www.amazon.co.uk/OfficeWorld-Remanufactured-Cartridges-PG-540XL-Compatible/dp/B01MYQVYZU/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=540xl+541xl&qid=1592211903&s=electronics&sr=1-5£39.99, third-party: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Starink-Remanufactured-Compatible-PG-540XL-Cartridges/dp/B07PYDV8B7/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=540xl+541xl&qid=1592211903&s=electronics&sr=1-11


Dam lol. I only print once in blue moon so hopefully the ones comes with it last me a while
123KS15/06/2020 10:22

Are cartridges that expensive


Personally, I have never had issue refilling Canon cartridges with a refill kit, but yes, RRP is extortionate for cartridges.
colombo15/06/2020 10:27

Personally, I have never had issue refilling Canon cartridges with a …Personally, I have never had issue refilling Canon cartridges with a refill kit, but yes, RRP is extortionate for cartridges.


Refills are cheaper?
123KS15/06/2020 10:26

Dam lol. I only print once in blue moon so hopefully the ones comes with …Dam lol. I only print once in blue moon so hopefully the ones comes with it last me a while


If a time comes when you need a replacement I would definitely suggest keeping in mind that you can refill them, you can get kits of ink and syringes off ebay for a lot cheaper than the cartridges, here are the relevant guides for the black and colour:
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It's a bit messy but possibly worth it (unless this deal is still available, in which case... just buy the printer again and resell one of the printers without ink to make some money back)
123KS15/06/2020 10:28

Refills are cheaper?


refill it yourself. thanks what i do, i dont buy refills. just buy the universal ink and injection needle set.
Edited by: "colombo" 15th Jun
colombo15/06/2020 10:15

[Image] "Ink cartridge's included" so its good price. For someone who just …[Image] "Ink cartridge's included" so its good price. For someone who just uses occasionally its a good complete package.


"Ink cartridges included".............I found the supplied cartridges are not fully filled and are supplied just to charge the system. Don't last long
cullies15/06/2020 10:47

"Ink cartridges included".............I found the supplied cartridges are …"Ink cartridges included".............I found the supplied cartridges are not fully filled and are supplied just to charge the system. Don't last long


what you do is before you "install" them & the chip reads the internal levels you fill them right up by adding more ink from the cheap refill kits available everywhere. Then when you "fit them" it reads them as properly full and will last a long time.

It will cost about 10 pence to add the extra ink yourself to fill them right up.
Edited by: "colombo" 15th Jun
I might have had a bad one but bought this exact printer 3 months ago from Argos and the terrible trouble with paper not feeding, it has been this price for months
sevendreams15/06/2020 10:59

I might have had a bad one but bought this exact printer 3 months ago from …I might have had a bad one but bought this exact printer 3 months ago from Argos and the terrible trouble with paper not feeding, it has been this price for months


Use good quality thicker paper, should be better
sevendreams15/06/2020 10:59

I might have had a bad one but bought this exact printer 3 months ago from …I might have had a bad one but bought this exact printer 3 months ago from Argos and the terrible trouble with paper not feeding, it has been this price for months


16 day money back gurantee at ARGOS
sevendreams15/06/2020 10:59

I might have had a bad one but bought this exact printer 3 months ago from …I might have had a bad one but bought this exact printer 3 months ago from Argos and the terrible trouble with paper not feeding, it has been this price for months


Do you still use this printer or did you get a replacement?
cullies15/06/2020 10:47

"Ink cartridges included".............I found the supplied cartridges are …"Ink cartridges included".............I found the supplied cartridges are not fully filled and are supplied just to charge the system. Don't last long



Yes, they don't last long. Also cartridges are very expensive. I don't recommend this printer(Canon) to anyone really.
123KS15/06/2020 10:26

Dam lol. I only print once in blue moon so hopefully the ones comes with …Dam lol. I only print once in blue moon so hopefully the ones comes with it last me a while


Try compats. The genuine articles are no better and often cost - literally - ten times as much
Quick check and compats for this tend not to be such a big saving. Half genuine price or a third on eBay
Edited by: "PhilK" 15th Jun
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 10:08

I have a Pixma IX6850 and only have good things to say about it, if this …I have a Pixma IX6850 and only have good things to say about it, if this is anywhere near as good then it's a bargain. However, looking up third party cartridges it doesn't look like there are many cheap options. For comparison, I bought 4 complete sets (20 cartridges) of ink for £20 the other day (CLI-551XL, PGI-550XL) off Amazon, but a similar search shows that it's roughly £30 to get one set (two cartridges) for this printer (CL-541XL, PG-540XL). The cartridges seem a bit bigger but not so much that I think the value is anywhere close, so if you expect to be printing with any frequency or long-term then this might not be very cost-effective.


Your printer is £169 my friend - ouch! - if your looking at spending under £50 for basic one
Edited by: "johnf86" 15th Jun
123KS15/06/2020 10:22

Are cartridges that expensive


Yes that is where all the margin comes from...once you're hooked with a printer.
johnf8615/06/2020 13:47

Your printer is £169 my friend - ouch! - if your looking at spending under …Your printer is £169 my friend - ouch! - if your looking at spending under £50 for basic one


Yeah, it's less of a recommendation to get my printer and more just to state the reliability of at least one member of the PIXMA family of printers, hopeful that the rest of them are around the same quality if not better

I would, however, recommend my one, even for the ridiculous cost of £169 if you need to
- Print on up to and including A3 sized sheets
- Print on heavy (300gsm) card stock
- Print frequently enough that you need to buy ink every couple of months
Certainly not basic, and I was kind of terrified of making such a big purchase on a printer having known only unreliable printers in the past, but I think it's been worth it over the last few years. The only improvement I feel like it could do with is real duplex printing rather than having to manually flip the pages, but I only need that very, very rarely since I'm not often using this for document printing.
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 14:10

Yeah, it's less of a recommendation to get my printer and more just to …Yeah, it's less of a recommendation to get my printer and more just to state the reliability of at least one member of the PIXMA family of printers, hopeful that the rest of them are around the same quality if not better I would, however, recommend my one, even for the ridiculous cost of £169 if you need to- Print on up to and including A3 sized sheets- Print on heavy (300gsm) card stock- Print frequently enough that you need to buy ink every couple of monthsCertainly not basic, and I was kind of terrified of making such a big purchase on a printer having known only unreliable printers in the past, but I think it's been worth it over the last few years. The only improvement I feel like it could do with is real duplex printing rather than having to manually flip the pages, but I only need that very, very rarely since I'm not often using this for document printing.


You had me at A3 - that explains its price point
colombo15/06/2020 10:41

refill it yourself. thanks what i do, i dont buy refills. just buy the …refill it yourself. thanks what i do, i dont buy refills. just buy the universal ink and injection needle set.


Where do you buy refills from
Remember, the cartridges which come with this printer are "starter" cartridges (i.e. they are the "standard" ones and not the fuller XL variant, just as when you purchase most other printers)

HTH
Mixed good and bad comments here. Can someone please tell if this worth going for
sky201115/06/2020 15:38

Mixed good and bad comments here. Can someone please tell if this worth …Mixed good and bad comments here. Can someone please tell if this worth going for


Most of the comments are regarding high replacement cartridge cost which is an issue with many, but not all, printers - this can be rectified with a little extra effort by doing your own refills, though.

As for whether this printer itself is worth it on its own, there was only one comment above from a user who owns this exact printer and they mentioned having trouble with the paper feeding, so it's hard to say if the printer is particularly good or not.

I think this is a good value printer if all three of these are true:
- You need a simple, wireless A4 printer
- You will print infrequently
- The ~£30-40 cartridge cost isn't a concern to you, either because you're okay with refilling the ink yourself or because you're basically printing money and an infrequent loss of £40 is nothing compared to your vast, vast fortune
This is oos my area. Any recommendations for a cheap printer and more importantly a brand and or model which has cheap ink refills?
Edited by: "sharms420" 15th Jun
sharms42015/06/2020 15:54

This is oos my area. Any recommendations for a cheap printer and more …This is oos my area. Any recommendations for a cheap printer and more importantly a brand and or model which has cheap ink refills?


What's your budget (For the printer itself) and requirements (Specifically, do you want wireless, but also do you need colour printing)? Happy to look through what's available and see if I can spot anything that fits the description
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 15:53

Most of the comments are regarding high replacement cartridge cost which …Most of the comments are regarding high replacement cartridge cost which is an issue with many, but not all, printers - this can be rectified with a little extra effort by doing your own refills, though. As for whether this printer itself is worth it on its own, there was only one comment above from a user who owns this exact printer and they mentioned having trouble with the paper feeding, so it's hard to say if the printer is particularly good or not.I think this is a good value printer if all three of these are true:- You need a simple, wireless A4 printer- You will print infrequently- The ~£30-40 cartridge cost isn't a concern to you, either because you're okay with refilling the ink yourself or because you're basically printing money and an infrequent loss of £40 is nothing compared to your vast, vast fortune


Thanks appreciate it
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 15:59

What's your budget (For the printer itself) and requirements …What's your budget (For the printer itself) and requirements (Specifically, do you want wireless, but also do you need colour printing)? Happy to look through what's available and see if I can spot anything that fits the description


Can you suggest anything under £50. Don't need to be wireless and color. Will be printing more pages for my sons 11+preparation
sky201115/06/2020 16:06

Can you suggest anything under £50. Don't need to be wireless and color. …Can you suggest anything under £50. Don't need to be wireless and color. Will be printing more pages for my sons 11+preparation


I've gone through a few and I feel like there may not be any great options here - or, rather, that everything has unfortunate trade-offs.

First I searched through 'Compatible ink cartridges' on ebay to find cheap ink and work backwards from that, but the printers for those seem to be either out of stock or in the £100-£200 range, which is more than a bit unreasonable for small printing tasks.

I then searched through Currys and Argos to find printers under £60, there were quite a few decent printers. I searched each one on Amazon and removed any that had a lot of bad reviews. I then searched the ink for each one:

CANON PIXMA TS3355, £40
Ink set, £30

HP OfficeJet 3835, £50
Ink set, £30

Epson Expression Home XP-2105, £40
Ink set, £25

Epson Expression Home XP-3100, £50
Ink set, £25

CANON PIXMA TS3150, £35
Ink set, £30

From these, the Expression Home XP-2105 might be the cheapest option, but in my opinion none of them offer great long-term value. I think in this situation you have a couple of options:
- Be okay with not having great long-term value because you need a printer now and sometimes sacrifices have to be made
- Print documents using an online printing service, something like doxdirect
- Increase your budget to get a higher cost printer with lower running costs

I think the second option would be cheaper overall, and has the added advantage of not having a printer take up space when it's used a couple of times a year.
Edited by: "GreenVertigoFox" 15th Jun
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 15:59

What's your budget (For the printer itself) and requirements …What's your budget (For the printer itself) and requirements (Specifically, do you want wireless, but also do you need colour printing)? Happy to look through what's available and see if I can spot anything that fits the description


Green Fox. Can you tell me the difference between thses entry level printers ~£40/50. and then £100. What do you get, other than speed perhaps? Thanks
Yep, out of stock nearly everywhere
johnf8615/06/2020 17:23

Green Fox. Can you tell me the difference between thses entry level …Green Fox. Can you tell me the difference between thses entry level printers ~£40/50. and then £100. What do you get, other than speed perhaps? Thanks


Sometimes there's little difference except the part quality or there's no difference but the brand commands a premium, but there are a few possible feature enhancements:
- Better connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth)
- Greater print size
- Higher resolution prints
- Automatic double-sided (duplex) printing

Also in the £80+ territory laser printers are introduced into the mix, which use a different printing technology than these inkjet printers. At this price bracket these are exclusively mono(chromatic) printers, as in they only print in one colour (black, usually). They have the advantages of being able to print many, many more pages before their cartridges (toner) needs to be replaced as well as being much faster, plus there's no ink bleed issues that some lower cost inkjets may have. These have higher price categories for the same features above, but also there's a higher cost for full colour laser printing. Laser printers are the ones typically used in offices for their speed and low running costs.
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 17:37

Sometimes there's little difference except the part quality or there's no …Sometimes there's little difference except the part quality or there's no difference but the brand commands a premium, but there are a few possible feature enhancements:- Better connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth)- Greater print size- Higher resolution prints- Automatic double-sided (duplex) printingAlso in the £80+ territory laser printers are introduced into the mix, which use a different printing technology than these inkjet printers. At this price bracket these are exclusively mono(chromatic) printers, as in they only print in one colour (black, usually). They have the advantages of being able to print many, many more pages before their cartridges (toner) needs to be replaced as well as being much faster, plus there's no ink bleed issues that some lower cost inkjets may have. These have higher price categories for the same features above, but also there's a higher cost for full colour laser printing. Laser printers are the ones typically used in offices for their speed and low running costs.


yep, thanks. at the moment, I will be printing one page or two a day, blk/wht. I know I don't need anything above this price point for use at the moment, but was just wondering if I could save myself from buy an upgrade again in the future. Also, I prefer Canon, would you have a rough idea how many pages you get in one of their XL Cartridges? I know I'm going over kill but I was considering buying the epsom monochrome ink printer for £120 off currys/ebay, but like I said, I wont be doing heavy sessions of printing....yet, and it only prints black as well, but it does state with a £16 Epson ink refill, you will get approx 6000 pages - good? Thanks
johnf8615/06/2020 17:47

yep, thanks. at the moment, I will be printing one page or two a day, …yep, thanks. at the moment, I will be printing one page or two a day, blk/wht. I know I don't need anything above this price point for use at the moment, but was just wondering if I could save myself from buy an upgrade again in the future. Also, I prefer Canon, would you have a rough idea how many pages you get in one of their XL Cartridges? I know I'm going over kill but I was considering buying the epsom monochrome ink printer for £120 off currys/ebay, but like I said, I wont be doing heavy sessions of printing....yet, and it only prints black as well, but it does state with a £16 Epson ink refill, you will get approx 6000 pages - good? Thanks


Canon have a couple of different cartridge types labelled XL with quite a bit of range in rated print volume. This one, for example, contains 22ml of ink and lists 500 prints, while this one is 12ml and lists 1130.

For your uses, I think that the monochrome Epson would be a great buy. Refills are cheap and the prints end up costing something like a quarter of a penny per page (Compare with the larger canon ink listed before, which is about 2.5p per page, 10 times the cost for every page)
GreenVertigoFox15/06/2020 18:11

Canon have a couple of different cartridge types labelled XL with quite a …Canon have a couple of different cartridge types labelled XL with quite a bit of range in rated print volume. This one, for example, contains 22ml of ink and lists 500 prints, while this one is 12ml and lists 1130.For your uses, I think that the monochrome Epson would be a great buy. Refills are cheap and the prints end up costing something like a quarter of a penny per page (Compare with the larger canon ink listed before, which is about 2.5p per page, 10 times the cost for every page)

Last one - and how terrible is a res of 1440x720 (the monochromes) one
johnf8615/06/2020 18:14

Last one - and how terrible is a res of 1440x720 (the monochromes) one


That's a very decent resolution, it's better than most - it certainly won't look bad unless you're attempting to print photos (for which there's a separate subcategory of printers) - for text it's more than good enough.
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