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Canon PIXMA MX435
  • Canon PIXMA MX435
  • Canon PIXMA MX435 - Controls
  • Canon PIXMA MX435 - Open
  • Canon PIXMA MX435 - Cartridges
  • Canon PIXMA MX435 - Feature Table
  • Canon PIXMA MX435 - Speeds and Costs


Our Score:



  • Wireless link supports Airprint
  • High-yield cartridges available
  • Scan to PDF for archival


  • Long pauses during colour prints
  • Cumbersome output tray
  • Tri-colour cartridge

Key Features

  • ADF as standard
  • Simple cartridge maintenance
  • Full fax facilities
  • Scan to USB drive
  • Fine 2pl droplet size
  • Manufacturer: Canon
  • Review Price: £79.00

SOHO all-in-ones which include Automatic Document Feeders (ADFs) usually start at around £100, but Canon has managed to offer its PIXMA MX435 at a price which shaves around £20 off this. It appears a well-appointed machine and about as black and shiny as a printer can get.

In fact, the high-gloss, piano-black sides and surround to the textured plastic Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) are more of a fingerprint cyclotron than a magnet. Canon should supply a can of Pledge and a lint-free cloth with the machine.

Canon PIXMA MX435

The ADF is neatly styled, with the feed tray folding over to complete its flat top when not in use. It can take up to 30 sheets, feeding through to an inclined output tray, which remains easy to access when the device is copying.

The control panel is set into the front face of the printer surround and includes a sharp 2 line by 16 character mono LCD display, with navigation buttons below. It’s bordered to the left by mode and power buttons and to the right by a numeric pad and job Start and Cancel buttons.

Canon PIXMA MX435 - Controls

The front panel folds down to become a feed tray and inside there's a second fold-down tray, which handles output from the printer. Except, that it doesn't, quite. It's not long enough and pages slide off onto the desk or floor, unless you swing out and flip up an extra support from the front edge of the feed tray. This increases the depth of the printer's footprint by around 150mm, making it deeper, overall, than many colour lasers.

To the left of the paper trays is a single USB/PictBridge socket, which can be used for camera connection and for scanning directly to a PDF on a USB drive. At the back are sockets for USB and Ethernet connection, but the printer can also handle wireless links and connects very easily via WPS to any router that supports it.

The whole of the front panel folds down to provide access to the twin ink cartridges, with the black and tricolour units slotting horizontally into their holders. Software includes the usual set of Canon utilities, including Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Easy-WebPrint EX.

R.C. Anderson,PhD,ACB

April 16, 2013, 8:15 pm

I LIKE IT! Just bought it a week ago. Replaces an HP all in one which continually jammed and didn't feed paper as it should. The main reason I got this one is only one black and one colour cartridge. I hate the ones with four or more cartridges to deal with.
It prints beautifully albeit a little slow, but being for home use its just fine.
Hope it continues to satisfy.


May 21, 2013, 2:03 am

I've been through a few of the cheaper budget models and found them to be exactly that, budget price=budget quality. However, this printer shines in comparison, cheap to buy, cheap to run, excellent print quality and scanning. Really wish l hadn't wasted so much time buying cheap n nasty and just moved on to this one. Yes. it's slow to boot up and switch off, yet for the low price n high quality l'm willing to take that burn. No card reader but that's just merely an issue for me as my other computer based card readers have corpsed on me. Meh :P


July 24, 2014, 5:11 pm

I have bad experiences of this printer. It can't feed paper, both ink-cartiges was empty after just about 30 normal prints. The colour-quality is very low, and the printer refuses to print in black/white, even though the option is choosen. Now the printer gives a "empty"-warning for a new black cartringe i just put in, and refuses to print at all. Don't buy it.

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