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Canon PIXMA MG3620 Review

Canon PIXMA MG3620 Review

The Canon Pixma MG3620 is the most simple and affordable color printer available on the market. Specifically built for the people who want their job done without spending much. You can print in color, photos, B&W documents, and all the other essential stuff. Featuring a high-resolution flatbed scanner for scanning fragile photos or thicker media like handwritten notes and spiral notebooks.

The Connectivity option is definitely gonna upset you as you can’t do the printing via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct, and it doesn’t have an automatic document feeder.  The only way to use the wireless feature is to use connect to the Wi-Fi. You can do direct wireless printing via Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service without any issues.

The only reason you should consider buying this printer is the affordable price tag and all the basic features it offers. If you’re someone who just opened a new business or just joined college and you need a printer for your everyday work then this printer is the best option for you. You can do all your basic tasks with this printer without any issues.


  • Excellent cost-per-print.
  • Photo printing quality and color accuracy are ok.
  • Includes XL and XXL ink cartridge options.


  • No Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Printing speed is very Slow.
  • Build quality is cheap.
  • No automatic document feeder
  • No 2″ x 3″ Photo size is Supported.

Build Quality

The overall build quality of the Canon MG3620 is very poor. It has a thin plastic body that doesn’t feel very sturdy or high quality. Also, the input tray, output tray, and scanner lid hinges all feel flimsy. The good news is that the lid stays open on its own, which makes it easier to place the media you want to scan. You can also fit thicker items like spiral notebooks with their hinges.

Plus, it’s easy to get the sheet rollers behind the printer in case of paper jams. The ink cartridges can be accessed by lifting the flatbed, but the printer needs to be on before you can replace them.


The Canon PIXMA MG3620 has a poor cartridge system. It doesn’t yield many black or color pages, and it has only one color cartridge, so you need to replace the entire cartridge even if you run out of only one color. 

There are two high-yield formats for the black and the color that are available. The black cartridge model is PG-240 and it can yield 225 prints and the color cartridge model is CL-241and it can yield 210 prints. There are no photo cartridges available for this model.

Scanner features

The Canon MG3620 has only a Flatbed scanner and it can’t automatically process multi-page documents. You have to manually scan each and every page. But the lid hinges can be lifted for slightly thicker media like magazines.

Also, it has built-in OCR that lets you save your scanned documents as searchable PDFs. That’s a very time-saving feature any printer can have.

Printing Speed

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 prints black-only text documents and color documents slowly, similar to other budget printers. But compared to other inkjet models on the same budget, Canon PIXMA MG3620 prints out photos quite quickly.

However, the printing speed of Black Only Text Document is 9 PPM and for the Color Document, it’s 3 PPM. That’s very very slow but absolutely fine for a Printer that cost less than $110 and still can hold 100 pages in the input tray.

Cost per print

This Canon PIXMA MG3620’s cost-per-print is very good. It has a low page yield, so you’ll need to replace its cartridges often, but the cartridges aren’t very expensive, so your total cost of ownership is relatively low.

However, black-only printing will cost 0.084$/print, color printing is nearly 0.119$/print and photo printing will cost as much as 0.316$/print.

One Black Cartridge costs 18.99$ and one Color Cartridge will cost 24.99$ every time you decide to change them. There is no Ink Subscription available from Canon so you’ve ordered them whenever you need them.

How it performs in case of Family/Office/Student

Family use

For family use, the Canon PIXMA MG3620 is recommended only if you are expecting very casual printing. It produces good-looking photos with nice details.

Though it doesn’t have an ADF, it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner with hinges that can lift to scan thicker items. It has a disappointingly low page yield, so you may need to replace it often, but the cost-per-print is still low for both black and color documents.

Small Business/Home Office

As for small businesses or home offices, the Canon PIXMA MG3620 is not recommendable because of the slow printing. Documents are printed slowly, and it can hardly yield many blacks or colored documents.

There is no automatic document feeder and it also can’t perform duplex scanning, which is very annoying if you have to deal with double-sided documents. Additionally, the build quality is not that good even though it looks good on top of a Desk.


For Students, Canon PIXMA MG3620 is very perfect because it is very affordable. The overall cost-per-print is very low and both black and color prints are enough for a student who needs to do some basic printing tasks.

It can be used with Wi-Fi and print directly from an iPhone and Android, Mac, and Windows. Remember that you can’t use this printer Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth.


Here we are going to resemble Canon PIXMA MG3620 with its nearest rivals. The first one is the HP DeskJet 2755e which is an all-in-one wireless color printer, loaded with plenty of facilities.

On the one hand, Canon PIXMA TR4520 is also very close to 3755 when corresponding to the price. Let’s break down both of them and see how HP DeskJet 3755 outperformed its competitors.

HP DeskJet 2755e

The HP DeskJet 2755e has poor build quality. It doesn’t have a paper tray, but it has a rear feeder that can hold 60 pages. The hinges on the flatbed scanner lid don’t extend to thick items and the plastic body feels solid and the power cord is replaceable.

The HP DeskJet 2755e takes a long time to print black-text documents and color prints. The speed is reasonable and it is not very fast at printing photos. It is possible for the printer to print double-sided sheets, but it can’t do it automatically.

There is Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB for printing as you want. These features are commonly used for printing most of the time.

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is poorly built. The output tray is part of the lid, and papers can move around when you lift them. If you want to keep paper inside the printer, the paper input tray needs to be kept open. If you have a paper jam, you have to lift the back of the printer or lay it on its side.

The printing is very slow. It takes a while for the first page to come out and It takes over a second for a photo to be taken in and printed completely.

The Canon TR4520 has some decent features, but it can’t connect via wi-fi direct. Otherwise, it can be used via wifi to connect with Android, IOS, and Windows computers.

Most Commonly Asked Questions

What kind of ink does a Canon Pixma MG3620 use?

This Canon MG3620 printer is compatible with the PG-240 and CL-241 cartridges.

These inks are great for creating a beautiful black and white print from your photos. They’re also very fast and high quality inks. If you use different papers with different levels of CMYK density and you’ll get a variety of colors.

Where to load paper in Canon Pixma MG3620?

The Canon MG3620 can print photos, color documents, black and white documents whenever you want. You just cant use any paper for these printing job, always use canon genuine photo paper for printing photos and good quality pages.

And most importantly never use any curly or even slightly bended paper for avoiding unwanted paper jams. To load paper in Canon Pixma MG3620, follow the below instructions:

  • Open the front cover and extend it to load paper.
  • Take the paper stack and slide paper all the way in.
  • While loading the paper make sure to keep the print side is facing down.
  • Never slide the paper guides too hard, if so the paper may not fed properly.

The paper is now loaded and ready to print pages. Do the same thing while loading photo papers.

How to change the ink cartridge on Canon Pixma MG3620?

If you have any problem or if your ink is nearly empty, then its time for changing the cartridge. Below I’ve explained how to change the ink cartridges on Canon Pixma MG3620

  • Turn on the Printer and open the front pannel.
  • Then open the Ink Cartridge Chamber gently.
  • When you open the chamber, wait for the ink cartridges to move right hand side
  • For removing the the ink cartridges press the lock down and take the cartridges out.
  • Now, take the new cartridge and reinstall it by simply placing it into the cartridge holder.
  • Push the lock up and close the cartridge chamber.

Now the Ink Cartridge changing is complete and your printer is ready to print new pages.

How to load 4×6 photo paper Canon Pixma MG3620?

The photo paper comes in different sizes and the most standard size is 4×6. To load photo paper in you Canon MG3620, you have to select the size and check them if they are original  and fresh or not. Always remember, you can load one size of paper once at a time.

If you are printing on a 11×13 paper, remove all of them and load the 4×6 sizes paper only. The photo loading process in every Canon printer is same, however follow the instructions to load 4×6 papers in your printer.

  • Open the rear feed and extend the paper support tray.
  • lift the paper slot cover and seperate the paper guide
  • Now, insert your 4×6 sized paper in portrait orientation.
  • Adjust the guide and close the feed slot.
  • Now, close the rear feed and print your photos.

The paper loading process is now complete and the photo printing is ready.

How to reset Canon Pixma MG3620?

If you’re having any internal issues with your MG3620 and want to reset it to default, follow the instructions to do so. Remember that the resetting process will clear all the saved settings along with the WiFi settings.

  • Turn on the printer and keep some paper into the paper feed
  • Go to the button pannel
  • Press and hold the stop button and wait till the warning flash blinks 21 times.
  • After blinking 21 times, release it and then press and hold the wireless button for 3 second and then release it.
  • This will trigger the printer to reset itself
  • You’ll see your printer is printing a page where all the network configuration information will be given

The page printing means that the printer has been reset to defaults.

Can the Canon Pixma MG3620 print on sticker Paper?

Yes, the Canon Pixma MG3620 printer can print on sticker paper. The Canon Pixma MG3620 uses ink cartridges which are designed to print on sticker paper. However, the ink cartridges do not work well on sticker paper. You should always use regular ink cartridges with the Canon Pixma MG3620.

Also the printer is compatible with the following types of paper: sticker paper, postcard paper, card stock, and envelopes.

Can the Canon Pixma MG3620 be used for sublimation?

Sublimation printing is a process of printing images directly to the surface of a material using heat and pressure. This is a great way to print photos, drawings, or any other type of image.

It is also an easy way to create custom printed products. You can use the Canon Pixma MG3620 printer for sublimation printing. It is capable of printing on a wide variety of materials, including paper, vinyl, plastic, and metal.

Can Canon Pixma MG3620 print double-sided?

Yes, this printer can print double sided documents. It has a maximum resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi and maximum paper capacity of up to 8.5 x 11 inches (220 x 275 mm) or 5.8 x 8.9 inches (147 x 225 mm).

Is Canon Pixma MG3620 compatible with windows 10?

Canon Pixma MG3620 is compatible with Windows 10. If you have installed windows 10 and are having issues connecting to your printer, you may need to check the driver. You can download the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website.

How to scan multiple pages on Canon Pixma MG3620?

You can scan multiple pages on Canon Pixma MG3620 by using the following steps.

  • Step 1: Connect your Canon Pixma MG3620 to your computer.
  • Step 2: Open the scanner driver software on your computer.
  • Step 3: Select the scan mode.
  • Step 4: Press the scan button on your printer.
  • Step 5: When the scanning process is completed, print the scanned images.

Is Canon Pixma MG3620 AirPrint compatible?

Yes, the Canon Pixma MG3620 is compatible with AirPrint. This printer is designed to print from Mac computers. You can print from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices using the AirPrint feature.

What comes in the box of Canon Pixma MG3620? 

The Canon Pixma MG3620 printer includes the following items in the box: printer, USB cable, power adapter, instruction manual, ink cartridges, and warranty card.

You can print 105 pages by using both black and white and color ink that came in the box.