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Canon MAXIFY MB2350 Review - Performance and Verdict Review


Canon MAXIFY MB2350 – Print Speeds

The Canon MAXIFY MB2350 uses a brand-new, high-speed inkjet engine, which the company rates at 23ppm for mono pages and 15ppm for colour. In our tests, we saw 13.0ppm in our 5-page text test, which increased to 17.1ppm on the 20-page document.

This is fast for an inkjet and says a lot for Canon’s new engine. The 5-page mono text and colour graphics document came through at 7.0ppm and a mono, duplex version of the 20-page test gave 9.7 sides per minute. Gone is the noticeable delay between sides when printing duplex pages, that we have often criticised in PIXMA machines.
Canon MAXIFY MB2350 - Open
15 x 10cm photo prints took from 47s to 1:02, so pretty quick, and the print quality is well up to previous ranges of Canon inkjet. Photos come through with natural, but well-saturated, colours and show plenty of detail. It’s not possible to print them borderless, though and they come through with substantial surrounds.

Canon MAXIFY MB2350 – Print Quality and Costs

Business graphics on plain paper are bright and solid, with good registration of overlaid black text. Text pages themselves are clean and not far short of laser quality.

The ink cartridges are priced very competitively and give costs per page of 2.0p for mono print and 5.2p for colour, including 0.7p for paper. These are good values and compare well with the machine’s main rivals. Compare them with an equivalent laser and the colour cost, in particular, is a third that of some models.
Canon MAXIFY MB2350 - Cartridges

Should I buy a Canon MAXIFY MB2350?

Although this class of inkjet is new to Canon, Brother, Epson and HP have been here a while. Printers like the Brother MFC-J4710DW and HP Officejet Pro 8620 cover much of the same ground, with the Brother machine offering occasional A3 print and the HP capable of duplex copies, as well as prints.

Neither offer the twin paper trays of this printer, though, nor quite the same duplex speed, though the HP comes close.


As the first example of Canon’s new MAXIFY range, this inkjet all-in-one presses most of the right buttons. It’s fast, cheap to run and produces excellent prints on plain and photo paper. It has the capability to work in a busy small office, and its dual paper trays mean less day-to-day maintenance.

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