Canon Imageclass WiFi MF232W Monochrome Laser Printer/Scanner/Copier

520 reviews - By: Canon

Canon Imageclass WiFi MF232W Monochrome Laser Printer/Scanner/Copier
MSRP : $189.99

Sale : $84.99
Sold & shipped by Walmart
A 3-in-1, WiFi Direct, AirPrint printer from Canon with an easy to use display delivers exceptional black and white laser output at 24 pages per minute and various mobile solutions for printing on the go. The built in 802.11b/g/n WiFi allows you to connect multiple devices wirelessly so you can print without needing to connect to a computer first.

Canon Imageclass WiFi MF232W Monochrome Laser Printer/Scanner/Copier

Key Features:
  • Print Speed
    Up to 24 ppm; Color: Up to 24 ppm
  • Print Resolution
    Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Energy Star certified
  • Replacement Ink
    Cartridge 137
Additional Specifications:
  • Built-in Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
    Print from multiple computers
  • Direct Print Supported
    10/100 Base-T Ethernet, USB 2.0 port
  • Copier Settings:
    Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
  • Paper and Media Compatibility: 250-sheet cassette
    Media Types: Plain Paper
System Requirements:
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2003/R2, Server 2008/R2, Server 2012/R2, Mac OS X 10.5.8 and up
What's Included:
  • Quick Reference
  • User's Guide
  • Installation DVD-ROMs
  • Power cord
  • USB cable not included. To shop for a USB printer cable, click here

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My family loves this printer

The Canon MF212w Mono MFP (Multifunction Printer) works great in my busy techie home. I have three students in different grades and a mix of devices (both mobile and desktop) on multiple platforms (Apple, Android and Windows). Installation: • For the printer, there’s an “auto connect” type feature, however, I had to use the manual settings due to my network set up. But it was still a piece of cake to set up. The quick start instructions seemed adequate. For more detailed instructions, there is a DVD included. • My Windows 8.1 device picked up the printer right away and was a quick and seamless install. • For the Android devices (a phone and a tablet), it was a matter of making sure the correct version of Android was installed (4.4 minimum) and installing the print service app. You will need to install two different apps, one for printing and one for scanning, if you want to scan. I installed the Canon Mobile Printing service and it was fast and easy. For example, you can print from an image by selecting it and tapping the Canon app logo or the share symbol, then choosing print, or you can start the app and go from there. Alternately, you can open the app and navigate to the desired file then print. • The Apple iPad/iPhone used Canon’s Print App to print, but it can also use AppleAir. Performance: • The printed product was of a nice quality. Definitely business quality for documents. The image I printed came out decent, too, since the max. resolution is 600 x 600, it is adequate for grayscale images. • However, when I copied the image I printed and compared the qualities, it was noticeable that the copy was degraded. • Quiet mode is a nice feature for small spaces. • The Id Copy feature simply takes a two-sided document and puts both sides on one page. I guess it’s a paper saving feature. • I like that there is still an option to plug in, in case the wireless goes down. • I also like the manual feed for envelopes and such. • The page print time on this printer is much faster than my wired ink jet printer. • Don’t be shocked by the price of the replacement cartridges – there’s a huge capacity of 2400 pages on it. • The size of the unit is nice, being mostly square. I also appreciate the fact that it does not have paper trays that stick out awkwardly and become a nuisance – these paper trays and quite compact. • The paper tray is covered, which is really nice because pulling dusty paper through a printer makes a dirty printer.


Great, except for the cost of the toner

I have a home business, and I also have a tiny home. My studio isn't very big, and this laser printer/scanner/copier saves me a ton of precious space. It measures roughly 13 inches deep, 15 inches wide, and 12 inches tall. The scan/copier area is about 9 inches by 12 inches. It fits nicely on my shelf, and takes up less space than my old printer and scanner. I save time and money with this unit. First, it is wireless, so I don't need to mess around with cords, or be stuck next to my printer while I'm working on my laptop. I was a little intimidated about setting up a wireless unit, but it was simple. The included installation CD had simple instructions, and it took very little time. The part that took the longest was typing our WiFi code into the printer. Second, I have a copier now. I no longer need to waste time going to the local print shop. It prints, scans, and copies quickly. The quality looks just as good (maybe a bit better) than going to the local print shop, and I get to stay home, sipping coffee in my pajamas, while I make my copies. It also does a fine job at printing out stickers and labels. The images on my adhesive labels were crisp and clean. What I don't like is the toner. I checked a few local stores, and none of them carry the toner that I will need for this unit. It looks like I will need to order it online, and it will cost at least $80. I think this seems a little high. Toner shouldn't cost nearly as much as the printer. The unit comes with a "starter" cartridge, but I'm still a bit disappointed by the price of the toner. Hopefully I can locate a refill service to save some money.


Deceiving - Starter Cartridge

Good printer, but shipped with starter cartridge. Shows error, 10% left after 1 sheet of paper printed. Add 71.00 for a full cartridge to the Walmart price.


Fast Multifunction Printer with Basic Features

The setup of the printer was straightforward and easy. You can connect it via USB, Ethernet or wireless. I was able to set it up with my wireless network without installing any clunky software which is not the norm. The printer features Apple AirPrint which allowed me to print from my iPhone. This is a handy feature for printing last minute documents. For my Android device, I had to download an app in order to print as it does not support Google Cloud print. The printer warms up and prints quickly. It is also very quiet. You can only scan one piece of paper at a time via the flatbed scanner. I was also able to scan directly to my computer after installing the scanner drivers. Initiating the scan from the machine was not as reliable as starting it from the computer. I have a couple complaints about the physical design of the printer. The tilt-screen is a nice feature, but it collapses once you press the button. The paper also does not sit flush in the paper drawer because of the paper guides. This did not affect the actual printing, but this seems like a basic design flaw. Overall, the Canon MF212W is a fast laser printer and scanner that does not take up too much space. The basic functions work well but it is missing some of the nice-to-have features that come with more expensive systems.


An All-in-one-laser at a super affordable price!

After buying (and returning) a couple of All in one copiers, I finally was able to get one the one I need and is perfect for my home based office. I'm very pleased!