4" x 6" borderless photo: approximately 20 seconds5 Black:ESAT (Black): Approx. 9.2 ipm7 Color:ESAT (Color): Approx. 8.1 ipm7
Number of Nozzles
Black: 832 Color: 3,584 Total: 4,416
Picoliter Size (color)
Picoliter Size:1, 2 and 5
Print Resolution (Up to)
Black:600 x 600 dpi2 Color:9600 x 2400 dpi2
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Automatic Sheet Feeder
150 Sheets (Cassette:150 Sheets)
Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing8, Calendar Print, Document Printing, ID Photo Print, Photo Index Sheet, Photo Direct Print (Memory Card/Camera/USB Flash Memory9), Photo Printing, Template Print
Copy Speed (up to)
FCOT: Color: Approx. 22 seconds7
Reduction / Enlargement
4 in 1 / 2 in 1, Auto Duplex Copy, Auto Exposure / Intensity Copy, Continuous Copy, Face Brightener / Fading Correction, Fit-to-Page, Image Repeat, Intensity, Manual Color Adjustment, Masking Copy, Multiple Copy: 1-99 Pages, Photo Reprint, Preset Copy Ratios, Trimming Copy, Zoom
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical:4800 x 9600 dpi Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Auto Scan Mode3, Gutter Shadow Correction, Network Scan, Push Scan, Scan to Memory
Wi-Fi LED, 2-Way Paper Feeding, 3.0" LCD, Auto Sheet Feeder, DualColor Gamut Processing Technology, Easy-Scroll Wheel, Ethernet, Self-Opening Paper Output Tray, Quick Start
Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP/2000 and Mac OS® X v10.3.9 to v10.5x11
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g1, also compatible with IEEE 802.11n12), Ethernet, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Card Slots (See Photo Card Support Media), PictBridge (Cable not included), Bluetooth® v2.013 (Optional), IrDA4
Included in box: Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM, PIXMA MP640 Printer Driver, Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-Web Print EX 14,MP Navigator EX, Solution Menu
Dimension (W x D x H)
17.8" x 14.5" x 6.9"
1- year limited warranty with InstantExchange program. 1-Year Toll-free technical phone support15
bottom paper feed broke
bottom drawer panel broke and wouldn't close
all ink cartridges have to be working, won't print just black
finally turned itself, off no power, can't get it to turn on again.
and of course we had just put in new ink
December 29, 2012
Don't Even Think About This One
I've had this printer for over 2 years. In that time I have come to loath it.
It will not hold the WiFi connection with any regularity and will not print from the USB cable.
I would NOT BUY THIS PRINTER AGAIN IF THEY GAVE IT TO ME!!!
July 6, 2012
While this printer has excellent functionality, it is incapable of printing in pure black and white (i.e. using ONLY the black cartridge). Using color for more intricate greyscale is fine, but I most often do not need this detail and find that constantly buying colored ink that I thought I was conserving is highly frustrating. Additionally, the printer does some kind of maintenance after most every print run, which-in my opinion-is unnecessary and overly time consuming, especially when wanting to print more than one document in succession.
November 5, 2011
Great until issues - Second machine...
I have purchased two of these machines because of the beautiful prints and ease of use. The second one has now broken as well with a different issue and I am very dissapointed.
July 27, 2011
Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
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 "save to PC".
Requires mobile phone or other device with IrDA port positioned no more than 7.9 inches from printer.
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.
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.
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 www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
USB flash memory with security enabled may not be used. Requires an extension cable if cannot be attached.
Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, SDHC™, MultiMediaCard®, MultiMediaCard Plus, CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™ Memory Stick PRO Duo™. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSD™ Card, mini SDHC™, microSD™ Card, microSDHC™ RS-MMC™, Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M),and xD-Picture Card (Type H).
System requirements vary by application.
Transmission rate will be limited to IEEE802.11g and will operate in the 2.4GHz frequency band.
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.
Compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista or XP. Not included on installation CD. Requires Internet connection during installation.