Best Canon Printers

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 27, 2020
Canon is currently one of the most famous printer brands all over the world, so if you're in the market for a new printer, this is definitely a brand to consider. For this review, we have narrowed down the best Canon printers for any printing need and budget. Here, you can find both multifunctional devices packed with novelty features and dedicated, single-function printers intended mainly for producing photos. ...Read more ...Read less
Advertiser Disclosure
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
PRINTING SPEED
PRINT RESOLUTION
Number of print cartridges
INTERFACES
TRAY CAPACITY
EXTRAS
WARRANTY
 
PROS

Aside from CMYK prints, this device also offers pigment-black and photo-blue inks, darkening the characters, making black areas deeper, minimizing graininess, and increasing definition. SD-card slot allows you to print right from memory cards.

CONS

The setup process is convoluted.

OUR VERDICT

The Canon TS8320 is one of the smallest AIO units on the market that's capable of churning out brilliant-looking photos, great texts, and graphics without considerable streaking and noticeable banding. The colors and the gradients will always be coming out accurate and vibrant.

detailed parameters
TYPE

InkJet, All-In-One (Print, Scan, Copy)

PRINTING SPEED

Up to 15 ppm (black), Up to 10 ppm (color)

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

6 (2 x Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Blue)

INTERFACES

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-port, SD-card slot

TRAY CAPACITY

2 x 100 sheets

EXTRAS

4.3" color touchscreen, Duplex printing, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Disc Printing, Compatible with Canon PRINT App (available on iOS and Android)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The printer has no physical buttons and all the stand-alone operations can be done with the extra-large 5" touch screen. It sits right on the front panel that hinges upward 90 degrees. Also, there is an Ethernet port for wired connection.

CONS

The estimated ink costs are higher than average.

OUR VERDICT

The Pixma TS9120 is a decent pick for all-around inkjet printing. It comes with 6 individual ink tanks and delivers amazing image quality without sacrificing speed. This MFP can even help you personalize your family video collections by printing directly onto CD/DVD/Blu Ray discs.

detailed parameters
TYPE

InkJet, All-In-One (Print, Scan, Copy)

PRINTING SPEED

Up to 15 ppm (black), Up to 10 ppm (color)

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

6 (2 x Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Blue)

INTERFACES

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet port, USB-port, SD-card slot

TRAY CAPACITY

2 x 100 sheets

EXTRAS

5" color touchscreen, Duplex printing, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Disc Printing, Compatible with Canon PRINT App (available on iOS and Android)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

A powerful built-in Wi-Fi module ensures a stable connection with your Wi-Fi router or repeater at respectable distances. The  Canon PRINT app has a simple and intuitive interface and works nicely with most smartphones including some older models. 

CONS

The printer is a bit too noisy. 

OUR VERDICT

This inexpensive all-in-one inkjet printer may be a great purchase for a student who occasionally needs to print presentations and text documents (color or black-and-white). On top of printing docs, the printer is able to produce sharp photo prints at a nice speed. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

InkJet, All-In-One (Print, Scan, Copy)

PRINTING SPEED

Up to 10 ppm (black), Up to 6 ppm (color)

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

2 (black, Tri-color)

INTERFACES

Wi-Fi, USB-port

TRAY CAPACITY

100 sheets

EXTRAS

Duplex printing, Compatible with Canon PRINT App (available on iOS and Android)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

Dual-paper feeding construction makes it possible to simultaneously store both regular A4 sheets and photo paper. The front cassette holds up to 100 sheets of plain paper while the rear tray can hold up to 20 photo paper sheets.

CONS

The OLED display isn't really ergonomic.  

OUR VERDICT

Recently upgraded, the Canon TS6320 inkjet printer strikes as one of the most attractive models with a sleek profile. Besides standard Black or White, it's also available in Navy. You can purchase for both family- and office-oriented needs.

detailed parameters
TYPE

InkJet, All-In-One (Print, Scan, Copy)

PRINTING SPEED

Up to 15 ppm (black), Up to 10 ppm (color)

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

5 (2 x Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

INTERFACES

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-port

TRAY CAPACITY

2 x 100 sheets

EXTRAS

1.44" OLED Display and LED Status Bar, Duplex printing, Compatible with Canon PRINT App (available on iOS and Android)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

Although the printer is famous for its low-noise operation, thanks to the special Quiet mode, it can run almost silently, which is ideal for working parents. Auto Power On/Off technology can help you reduce energy consumption.

CONS

The input tray could hold more paper sheets. 

OUR VERDICT

If you need a basic printer for light jobs, the Canon TS202 inkjet photo printer may hit the spot. With no scanner and no copier, it's a bare-bones inkjet that comes at a very affordable price but does its job as expected and delivers high-quality prints for relatively low ink costs.

detailed parameters
TYPE

InkJet printer

PRINTING SPEED

Up to 8 ppm (black), Up to 4 ppm (color)

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

2 (black, Tri-color)

INTERFACES

USB-port

TRAY CAPACITY

60 sheets

EXTRAS

Auto Power On/Off, Quiet mode

WARRANTY

1 year

X

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

Canon TS8320

Two More Colors

The Canon TS8320 has to be among the sleekest, most nimble, and space-saving AIO devices today. Before that though, let's talk colors. Adding to the standard yellow, black, cyan, and magenta colors, the unit also brings photo-blue and pigment-black inks. The second will be darkening text and adding depth to black areas (photos, graphics, handouts, you name them). The first ink, eliminating graininess, increases the images' definition and the color range.

Of course, these extra colors would be pointless if the model's print quality was garbage but that's not what's happening here. In fact, the opposite is happening here. Not unlike its Canon peers and predecessors, the device prints well-shaped, legible texts, whereas the graphics will be coming out without noticeable streaking and banding. Both the colors and gradients are usually accurate and quite brilliant, all things considered.

Still, the model has been designed as a photo printer first and foremost, which is not lost upon anyone who tries printing borderless photos using this unit. The colors are vibrant, the details are there, there's usually nothing missing, no areas appearing washed-out, no parts looking like they have been mishandled.

Review of Canon TS8320 All-In-One Wireless Color Printer

One of the Most Compact Models

Now, going back to the "sleek, space-saving" part, the unit measures 5.6 x 14.7 x 12.6 inches (going height, then width, then depth) and weighs 14.6 pounds, which is almost laughable. Sure, an auto-duplexing ADF is lacking here, with the device using two cassettes (100 sheets each), but still, this is beyond compact, especially considering the massive 4.3-inch screen.

Moving on, the initial setup will take some time and effort but, once you're done with that, everything starts flowing seamlessly, with the menu featuring large icons and intuitive modules that even children can understand. Plus, sure, the unit cannot automatically scan and copy multipage documents, which is unfortunate, but even though Canon stopped advertising recommended duty cycles and volumes, an educated guess would tell you that somewhere around 400 pages each month is something the device will easily handle.

And, yes, like most photo printers, this one will cost you down the road, somewhere around 5 cents and 16 cents for monochrome and color pages respectively.

Long story short, when quality matters above all, the Canon TS8320 will not fail you. Assuming you do not mind paying for its quality output in the long run, you cannot go wrong with this one.

Canon TS8320 All-In-One Wireless Color Printer in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer

Last updated price $179.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07W69T413

 

Canon Pixma TS9120

For Family Photo Printing

Right out-of-the-box, the Canon TS9120 looks great. At 14.7" x 14.2" x 5.6", it's quite compact and sleek-looking. The main casing comes in black but the lid is available in gray, gold and red besides the original black. Yet, what makes it very modern is the impressive 5-inch color touchscreen. It sits right on the front panel that hinges upward 90 degrees and is very convenient to operate. In essence, the printer has no physical buttons and all the stand-alone operations can be done with the said touch screen.

Under the panel, there is an SD card slot enabling you to print from a memory card even without switching on your PC. By the way, with the TS9120, you also get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Ethernet connectivity options.

The main highlight of this Canon MFP is its exceptional print quality. The unit utilizes as many as six cartridges in total, which results in excellent reproduction quality. It doesn’t matter what you send to it, documents, images, maps or photos, everything gets vivid and crisp. Even glossy photos are printed with lots of fine detail and accurate, well-saturated colors, which makes it one of the best photo printers for home use. There's only one downside to that - the estimated ink costs are more than average.
Review of Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless All-In-One Printer

Nice Extras

The Canon color printer comes with a well laid-out manual that easily walks you through each step. The included CD contains all the required drivers and additional software. The mentioned software does a good job of determining the color correction required to provide you with perfect prints without a need to tweak any settings. It also boasts pre-set creative filters that can help you add nice effects to your photos.

The software can be used for making labels for your personalized CD or DVD discs. As you have probably guessed, the Canon TS9120 is capable of printing on pre-surfaced CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays via a small caddy that hides just beneath the output tray.

As for input paper trays, the printer has two of them. Both trays hold up to 100 sheets of plain paper or 20 sheets of premium photo paper. All this makes the Pixma TS9120 a decent pick for all-around inkjet printing. It comes with 6 individual ink tanks and delivers fantastic image quality without sacrificing speed. It really offers a lot of bang for the buck.

Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless All-In-One Printer in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $399.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B074VFYB9J

 

Canon PIXMA MG3620

Golden Mean

If you're after high image quality, fast scanning, and fast copying, the Pixma MG3620 may interest you. Sitting somewhere in the middle of Canon's range of all-in-one devices, this model is not without flaws, but despite that, it has quite a lot to offer in return.

First things first, the MG3620's no slouch when it comes to printing. It produces high-quality photo prints and razor-sharp texts at respectable speeds. In fact, it's one of the fastest models on the market that needs just 27 seconds to make one color copy. Scanning abilities are quite impressive as well. The unit can scan a 600dpi image in 39.4 seconds and a black-and-white document at 300dpi in just 8.9 seconds, which gives it an upper hand over many of its rivals.

Operating the printer is quite simple. To the left of the lid, there is a simple control panel with handy buttons. Using these buttons, you will be able to choose between a plain paper and 4" x 6" photo paper (there is only one paper tray for these). Furthermore, the panel's also featured with dedicated buttons for color and monochrome copies. Press the "copy" key repeatedly to get multiple copies.

Speaking of shortcomings, take note that the printer has neither a digital screen for running stand-alone operations nor an AD, meaning you'd need to scan all pages by hand, which can be inconvenient if you have a lot of paper to handle. On the upside, you'll be able to scan pretty much anything. The scanner lid can be raised a bit letting you accommodate larger books.

Review of Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer

Good Printing Quality

When it comes to the printing quality, the Pixma MG3620 shows good results and is definitely great for family printing or for scrapbooking. Both texts and graphics printed by the MG3620 look as sharp as the output on more expensive models in the range. Colors look rich, dark shades look bold, and texts get book-worthy and very detailed. With that, the cost-to-print ratio for black and colored inks is very moderate.

Overall, this Canon Pixma printer offers quite a lot for the money, delivering very attractive photo prints, colored scans, and razor-sharp texts. Anyone who's not in need of the bells and whistles and does not want to overpay for the features they simply won't need will not go wrong with the Pixma MG3620.

Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $90.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B010A7TZ76

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

You can't beat the color and speed for the price of this printer!! Great deal!!

Features

Many printing options such as Cloud, Google, Airprint, as well as Canon's version.

Printing / Scanning

This a good printer easy to connect and have a good resolution for standard print.

Cartridges

The ink cartridges are super easy to install. Both the black and color ink give you the option to use a bigger or double size cartridges
 

Canon TS6320

Rich Compatibility

With the recent growth of smart technologies and voice control assistants, more and more people turn their homes into smart eco-systems where each gadget can talk to each other and respond to users' commands. If you're one of them, you should definitely take a closer look at the Canon TS6320. Recently released by the brand, it keeps up with the latest technologies and supports many novelty features.

First of all, we would like to stress that it's compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice services as well as standard IFTTT scripting, making it possible to send simple voice commands without a need for smart speakers (you can use Apple's Siri on your iPhone).

Besides that, the TS6320 printer comes with standard connectivity that includes USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 to let you build a wireless connection with other devices. Designed for effortless smartphone printing, the device lets you print directly from your iPhone, Android phone or tablet using Google Cloud Print, AirPrint, Mopria, as well as Pixma Cloud Print and Canon Print App. Also, you can download Easy-PhotoPrint Editor for Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS systems.

Do note that the PIXMA TS6320 also supports PictBridge wireless feature that makes it possible to print right from compatible Canon cameras. This nice add-on may be particularly useful for professional photographers.

Review of Canon TS6320 All-In-One Wireless Color Printer

Improved Design

As mentioned before, the Pixma TS6320 has been recently upgraded. Actually, the folks behind Canon have made a noticeable alteration to the design and now the printer looks very sleek, compact, and bold. In addition to plain black and white models, it's also available in navy color. The casing sports a generous 1.44" OLED screen and LED bar allowing for quicker and easier navigation.

Another improvement on the TS6320 is a self-opening output tray that expands each time you need to print a document or make a copy. It also automatically closes when the printer is turned off, keeping the footprint small. As for paper input trays, there are two of them - one of them is in the front and the other one is at the back. The front tray has a capacity of 100 sheets while the rear one can hold up to 20 sheets of photo paper. The best thing is, the printer automatically recognizes which media type it holds. 

As a nice touch, the TS6320 supports Instagram's square images (you can choose between 3.5 inches, 5 inches, and 7 inches). Both photos and business documents get well-shaped, highly legible, and sharp with true colors and gradients.

Summing up, the TS6320 all-in-one performs quite well and is fairly versatile for both family- and office-oriented needs. And owing to its wide compatibility options and integration with voice assistants, it'll surely be a nice addition to any smart home.

Canon TS6320 All-In-One Wireless Color Printer in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer

Last updated price $129.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07W69SR43

 

Canon TS202

Frills-Free Model

If you don't need all those fancy all-in-ones and look for a basic printer for light jobs, we have a stellar offering for you - the Canon TS202 Inkjet Photo Printer. Available for less than $75, it's actually not only one of the cheapest models in Canon's range but also one of the most affordable inkjets on the market. Of course, there are quite a few sacrifices for such a low price tag but, generally, it operates flawlessly and delivers high-quality prints.

First things first, the Canon Pixma TS202 is not wireless and requires a USB connection with your computer. Owing to a compact design ( 9.1" x 16.9" x 23.2" when set up for use), it requires little desk space near your PC. With that, it can handle 8.5" x 26.6" paper including letter size and media up to 4" x 6". It offers an easy-to-access back tray for media, accomodating up to 60 sheets of plain paper or 20 sheets of photo paper 4" x 6" at a time.

When it comes to printing speed, it's quite fast - up to 7.7 ppm in black-and-white and approximately 70 seconds per producing a photo. The print quality is good, very good, which is pleasantly surprising considering the price tag of this model. Most models in the range don't come as close to this. To achieve such performance, the manufacturer powered this printer with the FINE printhead technology which along with a hybrid ink system allows it to churn out photos in high detail. This same technology also allows for accurate ink placement at a small scale due to the use of several ink nozzles, which results in high fidelity photos and sharp texts.

Review of Canon TS202 Inkjet Photo Printer

Low Printing Costs

Next, it's worth mentioning that it is a single-function printer, meaning there are no built-in scanner and copier modes. However, if you don't usually use those functions and/or need a simple device for basic workloads, there's no reason to overpay.

Pivoting towards the specs of the TS202, the printing speed here is fast, the graphics are sharp, and the refills are inexpensive. Specifically, the printer uses two cartridges, the PGI-246 and CLI-246, that cost around $35, both of which have a long service life estimated at around of 6 months (provided that you follow a typical printing schedule). This totals up to about $140 of running costs per year, which is more than sensible compared to its peers. Moreover, the Pixma TS202 is also compatible with Canon XL ink cartridges, meaning you can save even more in the long run.

All this surely makes the Pixma TS202 one of the best models for those who need a good printer for producing high-quality images in a low-volume environment. Although it features no scanner, no copier, and no Wi-Fi, it's a solid printer that does a fantastic job of printing at fast speeds and for low costs.

Canon TS202 Inkjet Photo Printer in the use

Additional Info

    Manufacturer

Last updated price $69.49
Stock In stock
ASIN B078X1DQ2Y

 

What Is a Canon Printer?

Canon is always associated with photography or printing since it's one of the most popular and reliable global providers of digital imaging technologies. Founded over 80 years ago, the company specializes in such optical and imaging products as lenses, cameras, scanners, and printers. For many years, Canon has been the principal manufacturer of the print engines found in industry-standard laser printers, which speaks a lot about the premium standards Canon ensures. An emphasis on technology is the main principle of Canon’s philosophy, so by purchasing a Canon printer, you can be sure you're getting high quality and sustainability.

Canon offers a wide range of home printers, small office printers, MegaTank printers, and professional photo printers for different needs. In this review, we explore the best printers in the Pixma range. Pixma is currently Canon’s most popular line that includes inkjets that work mainly for families, students, photographers, and professionals working at home. To help you choose the right model, we have broken down some differences between the best Canon printers and gone over the most crucial features. Yet, if you're looking for a more portable solution for printing on-the-go, you may be interested in our review of mobile printers.

What Features to Compare

Selecting a printer can be a tough task given the sheer number of Canon models available for sale. With that in mind, we’ve put together a handy buying guide for selecting the right printing device for your needs.

Best for

First of all, you need to decide on the purposes a printer should serve. For example, if you need a printer for home use, a simple all-in-one wireless Canon inkjet printer may be the worthy choice. It combines multiple devices for basic jobs in one space-saving unit and caters to most home and office needs such as printing school projects, copying recipes, and scanning documents.

For a small business or home office, you may want to consider a 4-in-1 device with an additional fax function. These printers often offer fast and reliable printing for reasonable costs. Yet, if you want to save even more money on consumables, investing in a model compatible with XL cartridges will be a sensible choice.

If you’re more interested in a model for printing photos, consider a dedicated, single-function photo printer. Though it lacks the flexibility of multitaskers, it can print clear, vibrant images on glossy paper. The quality of prints usually gets even better than the quality of what you would receive from mail-order services.

Printing Costs

It’s also important to factor in the cost of operation, especially if you need a printer for large-scale jobs. It’s quite easy to be swayed by low initial costs and end up spending too much money on replacement cartridges. So, prior to purchase, it's better to check operating costs, i.e., calculate the cost per page of each cartridge the printer uses (divide the price of the cartridge by the page yield). To cut down on cartridge costs, consider models compatible with XL cartridges.

Tech Specs

Naturally, you should also take into account such tech specs as PPM (pages per minute), DPI (dots per inch), and duty cycle. Although PPM isn’t really important for home printers, it may be a dealbreaker for office environments. Average black-and-white PPM makes around 15-20 pages per minute, while color maximizes at around 10 - 15.

DPI spec states how good a particular MFD is at creating high-resolution images, while the Duty cycle shows how many pages per month a device can print without experiencing wear and tear. Again, it’s an important number for offices but less important for home users.

Connectivity Options

Today, Canon printers offer multiple connectivity options including USB, SD cards, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and even NFC. USB connections are common for all printers, allowing you to hook up external hard drives or any other devices and making it possible to print files directly from them. If a printer has a slot for an SD card, you can also print right from your camera by transporting a memory card to the printer and then navigating through photos using its menu.

Canon printers are also equipped with Ethernet ports for wired connections or Wi-Fi modules for wireless connection. Wi-Fi Direct, despite the name, isn't actually related to your home/office Wi-Fi network. Instead, it allows a printer to establish a secure connection directly between a device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) and the printer. NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology further ups the ante by allowing you to connect a printer to your smartphone by simply touching the device to a specified area on the printer.

Many Canon AIOs now also offer internet-based features that let you access photos stored on numerous cloud websites such as Flickr, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more.

Extras

The feature that’s beneficial for anyone working with documents is automatic duplexing. It implies printing or scanning both sides of the document without a need to manually flip the page over. The next useful feature in many Canon all-in-one devices is an automatic document feeder (ADF) letting you scan both sides of the page as it feeds through the ADF.

Did you know?

When and How It All Began

Initially, the Canon company began as “Precision Optical Industry Co. Ltd” in 1933 that was specializing in optics only. But already in 1934, Canon's engineers invented the first 35-mm focal plane-shutter camera prototype. And within the next few years, the brand became proficient in creating camera products.

Today, the company creates a wide variety of products from the best-in-class digital cameras to calculators. Yet, it’s the office equipment that is the most popular segment nowadays. All that being said, Canon also produces medical machinery, medical imaging, and, even medical equipment for the eye care industry.

Name Origin and the First Logo

The first camera released by the brand was called "Kwannon" and owed its name to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. Hence, Canon co-relates to this Buddhist Goddess. What's more, Canon’s first logo had his image engraved in the middle. Quite surprisingly, the company created the "Kwannon" and grew so strong from the desire to "surpass the Leica", the leading camera at the time.

Old Parts for New Products

Canon barely made it through the Second World War and was close to putting an end to photo manufacturing. That's because the company experienced a loss of most laboratories and found that it was unable to produce materials required for creating new cameras. However, the folks behind Canon came up with the idea to reuse pieces from old models and install them in new ones. This way, the company has managed to survive. Who knows, if nobody had thought of using old camera parts, Canon printers may have never existed!

Eco-Friendly Choice

Canon prides itself on creating high-quality products using eco-friendly technologies and even managed to head the list of the most environmentally-friendly manufacturers in 2007. Another important list where Canon appeared was Forbes. Actually, Canon managed to become 84th among the world’s 100 most valuable brands in 2016. The direct Canon's competitor, Nikon, didn’t appear on the said list at all.

Rivals

Although now Nikon and Canon are rivaling companies, they used to cooperate in the past. The Hansa Canon camera was fitted with Nikon’s Nikkor lens until 1948. Another interesting fact is that Canon and HP form a Power Alliance. Their collaboration started in 1985 and it still continues to bring good revenue to both brands.

How to:

Other reviews
Comments
0 Comments

Your comment was successfully sent

Error! Please try again later

Publish Date: 2020-10-27 11:49:21