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Canon MG4250 Driver Software, Manual, Firmware Download

When you get following Error Code(s) B200, 6900, 6901, 6910, 6902, 6903, 6931, 6932, 6934, 6935, 6936, 6937, 6938, 6940, 6941, 6942, 6943, 6944, 6945, 6946, 5B02, 5B03, 5B04, 5B05, 5B12, 5B13, 5B14, 5B15, 6000, 5100, 5011, 5012, 5040, 6800, 6801, 5400, 5200 switch off and unplug printer at the wall to reset. If after doing this the error message remains then request a repair from the service centre.

Canon Pixma MG4250 Wireless Printer Review
Canon Pixma MG4250 Review

Measuring 449mm wide by 304mm Deep and 152mm high the new Canon Pixma MG4250 replaces the very similar MG4150 model, offering a decent specification for the purchase price.

Gone is the shiny glossy black plastic case that attracted so much dust, replaced with a textured matte black finish. Canon seems to be making this transition with their new models.

The top panel features a flip up 62mm LCD non touch screen, and below menu buttons including a navigation wheel. A bright blue LED light shines to indicate when there is a successful WiFi connection. Just below there sits SD, SDHC MultiMedia/Plus, Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo/Micro, RS-MMC, Mini/Micro SD, Mini/Micro SDHC, MMC mobile card ports. (Printing direct off a card allows you to browse photographs on the screen before selecting which ones to print, select paper media and size including borderless.) The power on/off button is positioned underneath these.

As with many modern printers the PC is not the only method of interaction. The MG4250 can interface with Android devices, iPhone/touch, iPad, Apple AirPrint, PIXMA Cloud Link, Google Cloud Print and
Memory card readers. Of course you can connect the old fashioned way using a PC or Mac using a USB cable and WiFi.

Supported operating systems include Windows 7, Vista SP1, SP2, Windows XP SP3 (32bit only),
Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.8. Windows XP Service Pack 1 and 2 are not supported! 1 GB of RAM is recommended for Win 7, 512 MB for Vista, and a minimum of 128 MB for XP.

Software included in the package includes Full HD Movie Print for working with MOV and MP4 movie files which are generated by Canon digital cameras and camcorders. This software works in conjunction with bundled Canon camera discs. Easy Web Print Ex and Creative Park Premium allow you to make greetings cards and print from the Internet easily.

As with the older Pixma MG4150 model, loading the print cartridges (PG540 black and CL541 colour Fine Chomalife) into the printhead carriage can be tricky as it is difficult to see inside without bending down. It is sometimes easier to tilt the machine into the light to get a better look of the inside.

As with the vast majority of printer specifications, in practice actual print speeds do not match the printer manufacturer's claims. A more conservative estimate would be 6 to 8 pages per minute mono instead of the listed 9.9ppm and 2ppm for colour prints instead of the quoted 5.7.

The flatbed CIS scanner which has a resolution of 1200x2400dpi is disappointing and copy quality suffers as a result. A single copy can take approximately 30 seconds. In addition there is no automatic document feeder ADF on this model.

For the intermittent printer user who requires a machine to print occassional receipts, tickets, letters, and holiday snaps the MG4250 ticks most of the boxes. If however you are a more frequent user then the price of replacement ink will over time turn the initial investment into a more significant one. If you are on a budget you could always go down the refilling route with a dedicated refill kit, but why buy a machine that needs refilling. A more regular user would be advised to buy the slightly more expensive MG5250 or MG5350 models which offer similar options but better quality and cheaper printing! They use five ink tanks (compatible and refillable cartridge versions available).

 

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