I've had this printer for several months and use it daily. I am more that satisfied with its performance and quality of printing.
I would recommend it anyone wanting a small, inexpensive, quality printer. Bought the service plan. Don't thing I will need to use it,
April 16, 2014
Worked a few times, then broke
I purchased the MG3520 to replace a printer I had had for several years. I liked the features and its compact size. However after using the printer only a few times it started sending me an error message saying there was a printer jam. There was NO paper in the printer. I reset the printer several times and opened it up to double check that there wasn't some small piece of paper hiding-- there was not. I am very disappointed with the quality of this printer and what seems to be its planned obsolescence. I am now forced to go purchase a new printer from another company.
April 13, 2014
The bad reviews have mostly come from people that found the installation difficult. I did not.
If you couldn't install through wireless mode they gave you an option at the end to use a USB wire, not provided but I had one from a previous printer.
You pretty much just plug in the wire, let the computer detect the printer, and click next a few times. After 5 mins the printer is installed and you never need the USB again.
I found the use of the printer quite easy and loved it after first scan.
April 12, 2014
No. Just No.
Setting this thing up was THE biggest pain. My OS needs to be updated to be compatible with this printer, that's my fault, so I used my phone to set it up. This is supposed to be made easy with the phone app. Not only are there no actual instructions on how to connect, but if you want to actually figure out how to do it, you need to switch between about 5 different web pages and the app at the same time. And it doesn't even really tell you how to do what it wants you to do, so it's super confusing. After I spent a couple hours figuring out how to setup this thing, I was finally able to print.
But no. Not really. Every print that isn't a picture needs to go through a Data Conversion Service first. And I've been trying to print things for about an hour now, and I keep getting errors on this Data Conversion Services end even though it says it's not undergoing maintenance. There isn't even troubleshooting for it.
This thing was supposed to help me in college, but instead I feel like I need to go as far as majoring in this printer to get it to work. Not happy.
April 10, 2014
Envelopes and High Resolution Paper are NOT supported for borderless printing.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
"Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" and "MP4" movie files created by select Canon EOS Digital SLRs, PowerShot digital cameras and VIXIA digital camcorders. Requires PC, or Mac with Intel® processor and Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later for "MOV" files, or Canon ImageBrowser EX 1.0 or later for "MOV" or "MP4" files.
To install using Windows® OS, .NET Framework 4 is required. Compatible still image formats are PDF (created using Canon PDF Creator only), JPEG (Exif), TIFF, and PNG. Compatible video formats are MOV (from select Canon digital cameras only) and MP4 (from select Canon digital camcorders only).
CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is a premium content service available exclusively to users only when all of the colors of genuine Canon inks are installed.
ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See our www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Requires an Internet connection and Google account. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with Windows RT devices.
For network users, Auto Scan Mode is available only when scanning at a computer using My Image Garden software and selecting the 1-click feature then "Save to PC".
System requirements vary by application. For Mac OS, an Internet connection is required during software installation. For Windows OS, .NET Framework 4 is required to install My Image Garden, Quick Menu, and Easy-WebPrint EX software.