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Best Canon printers in 2022: top ten inkjet and laser printers for home and office

Canon Pixma Pro-100
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Welcome to our guide to the best Canon printers around today.

Canon has been one of the best-known names in the industry over the past few decades, building up an enviable reputation for making some of the best printers (opens in new tab) on the market today.

So, if you're looking for a new device, then the best Canon printers are great choices, and in this guide we list the top offerings from the company, along with our price comparison tool, which scours the internet to ensure you get the very best deals as well.

Make sure you also check out our best laser printers (opens in new tab) and best home printers (opens in new tab) buying guides as well.

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Canon MAXIFY GX6050

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1. Canon MAXIFY GX6020 (GX6050 in UK)

Maximum performance, minimal running cost

Specifications

Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print speed: 24ipm (mono)
Paper capacity: 250 + 100 sheets
Paper size: up to A4
Weight: 11.6kg

Reasons to buy

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Very low running cost 
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Lots of features

Reasons to avoid

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Slow print speeds   
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High purchase price     

This visually appealing 3-in-1 printer is Canon’s latest refillable supertanker and it comes with all the bells and whistles (except for a fax). In addition to duplex printing, it can duplex scan and it has both a touchscreen and a front USB Host port. There’s plenty of room for paper and ink on board, which will suit a heavy workload, and plenty of bottled ink in the box – enough for 6,000 mono and 14,000 color pages. If the initial cost seems a little steep at around US$650 (about £460, AU$ 859) the ongoing running cost is one of the lowest in the business, thanks to Canon’s inexpensive ink refills.  

Read our full Canon MAXIFY GX6020 review (opens in new tab).

Canon Pixma TR8550

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2. Canon PIXMA TR8550

Business-like features and fine prints in a compact MFD

Specifications

Print speed: 15ppm
Paper sizes: up to A4
Paper capacity: 100 sheets
Weight: 8kg

Reasons to buy

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Generous touchscreen 
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Vivid 5-ink photos

Reasons to avoid

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Costly cartridges
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No front USB port

Canon has managed to shrink all of the features a small business might need into a multifunction device that could fit inside a filing cabinet. The five-ink system gives great quality photo prints and the large touchscreen makes it especially easy to use. The print speed is a little slow, even for an inkjet, but it is well featured with both Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity and a handy SD-Card slot at the front. (Note: this model is sold as the TR8560 in the Asia-Pacific region.)

Read our full Canon Pixma TR8550 review (opens in new tab).

Canon PIXMA G7050

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3. Canon PIXMA G7050

Top-end MegaTank comes with all the extras

Specifications

Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print speed: 13ppm (mono)
Paper sizes: up to A4
Paper capacity: 250 + 100 sheets
Weight: 9.6kg

Reasons to buy

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Very low running cost
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Very well equipped

Reasons to avoid

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Slow print speeds
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High purchase price

Positioned at the expensive end of Canon’s MegaTank product line, the Canon PIXMA G7050 comes kitted out with every feature you can think of. There’s auto duplex, a 35-sheet automatic document feed, Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct and universal wireless compatibility with AirPrint et al. There’s even an old fashioned fax on board. With room for 250 pages in the main paper tray, another 100 in the rear tray, and enough ink in the tank to print 6,000 pages, it can work hard without needing much attention. Yes, it is a little expensive for an inkjet, but the running cost is very low and it ships with six bottles of ink in the box. That’s enough for 7,700 color documents and 18,000 black and white.   

Canon PIXMA TS5120

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4. Canon PIXMA TS5120 (TS5150 in UK)

Smooth design and simple operation

Specifications

Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print speed: 13ipm
Paper capacity: 100 + 100 sheets
Paper size: up to A4
Weight: 6.5kg

Reasons to buy

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Compact design
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Low purchase cost

Reasons to avoid

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Combined color cartridge
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No Ethernet port

Canon PIXMA TR7020

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5. Canon PIXMA TR7020 (TS7451 in UK)

Simple AOI for the home office

Specifications

Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print Speed: 15
Paper size: A4
Paper capacity: 100 + 100
Weight: 6.3kg

Reasons to buy

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5-inks image quality    
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Compact design       

Reasons to avoid

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No ADF or front USB port     
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Small display     

The Canon PIXMA TR7020, known in the UK as the Canon PIXMA TS7451, is a budget four-in-one with wide appeal. It’s aimed at the home office with a fax facility and 35-sheet ADF (automatic document feed) built in, but it also serves well as a family photo printer. It prints slowly (15 pages per minute in mono, or 6 in color) buti t does so at high resolution on photo paper as well as envelopes and card. There are two paper trays for your convenience and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. A crisp OLED display and simple button layout make this an easy device to operate.

Canon Pixma TS8050

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6. Canon PIXMA TS8250

Stylish AIO uses six inkjet carts to full effect

Specifications

Category: 3-in-1 colour inkjet printer
Print speed: 15ppm
Paper sizes: up to A4
Paper capacity: 100
Weight: 6.5kg

Reasons to buy

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Broad connectivity 
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Strong 6-ink system

Reasons to avoid

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Costly cartridges
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Slow print speed

Canon’s slick three-in-one printer is particularly user-friendly with its huge touchscreen display and one-touch NFC connectivity for your smartphone. There are convenient slots for an SD card and USB flash drive too. It prints and scans at high resolution and instead of four, it uses six separate ink cartridges to achieve superior fidelity when printing colour photos. It’s a somewhat expensive system, but worth it for the more professional finish. (Note: in APAC this model is sold as the TS8260.)

Canon PIXMA GM4050

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7. Canon PIXMA GM4050

Mono MegaTank comes with plenty of ink

Specifications

Category: All-in-one mono inkjet printer
Print speed: 13ppm
Paper capacity: 250 + 100 sheets
Paper size: up to A4
Weight: 9.2kg

Reasons to buy

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Lots of ink in box
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Low running cost

Reasons to avoid

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Slow to print
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Not Mac compatible

The Canon PIXMA GM4050 is one of the first monochrome printers to be added to Canon’s cartridge-free MegaTank range and it’s one of the cheapest ways to print around. It’s a 3-in-1 device with a scanner, 35-sheet ADF (automatic document feeder) and room for 250 sheets of paper in its main paper tray. It can duplex print and Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct are built in. The sluggish print speed cannot compete with a laser printer, but with three bottles of black ink in the box, it can beat any laser on cost per page and total cost of ownership. If you print frequently and never in color, this capable machine will keep your print costs right down.

Read the full review: Canon PIXMA GM4050 (opens in new tab)

Canon PIXMA G620

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8. Canon PIXMA G620 (G650 in UK)

Six inks for this refillable photo printer

Specifications

Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print Speed: 3.9ppm
Paper size: A4
Paper capacity: 100
Weight: 6.6kg

Reasons to buy

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Superior color fidelity
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Low ink costs        

Reasons to avoid

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Few features
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Slow print speed

By using six inks instead of the usual four, this all-in-one inkjet printer can achieve more lifelike colors and a premium print quality that’s ideal for photos. And that doesn’t mean you have to buy six expensive cartridges because this belongs to Canon’s MegaTank line which use far more affordable bottled ink. There’s enough ink the box for 3,700 mono A4 pages or 8,000 color, so you’re already getting great value for money. It also has a scanner bed and Wi-Fi built in, but there’s no fax facility or ADF (automatic document feed) so this device is better suited to the home than to the office.

Canon PIXMA TS6350

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9. Canon PIXMA TS6350

Simple AOI for the home office

Specifications

Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print speed: 15ppm
Paper sizes: A4
Paper capacity: 100 + 100 sheets
Weight: 6.3kg

Reasons to buy

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5-inks image quality
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Compact design

Reasons to avoid

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No ADF or front USB port
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Small display

The asymmetric design is unusual and allows for a very compact small-in-one that nonetheless manages to make way for a scanner bed, five ink cartridges instead of four, and 100 sheets of A4 in the main paper tray. The Canon PIXMA TS6350 can auto duplex and print on a wide variety of blank media including labels, stickers and glossy photo paper. By using a pigment black ink in addition to the usual dye-based black, cyan, magenta and yellow, this printer can deliver vibrant photos and monochrome text documents with a more bold and robust black. 

Canon imageClass LBP622Cdw

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10. Canon imageClass LBP622Cdw (i-SENSYS LBP663Cdw in UK)

Mid-range print-only device for the medium office

Specifications

Category: Mono laser printer
Print speed: 27ppm
Paper sizes: A4
Paper capacity: 250 + 50 sheets
Weight: 20.7kg

Reasons to buy

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Rapid duplex printing
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Expandable design

Reasons to avoid

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Muted color prints
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Basic 5-line display

The Canon imageClass LBP622Cdw (known as the Canon i-SENSYS LBP663Cdw in UK) is print-only color laser device aimed at the medium-sized office. It’s a step up from Canon’s entry-level model and includes a color display, Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, auto duplex and a fairly fast print rate. Unlike many printers, the rate for dual side printing (auto duplex mode) is not much slower. It’s a handsome and compact unit that manages to find space for 250 sheets in its main paper tray and the modular design means you can add paper trays when you need to expand. 

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Jim is a seasoned expert when it comes to testing tech. From playing a prototype PlayStation One to meeting a man called Steve about a new kind of phone in 2007, he’s always hunting the next big thing at the bleeding edge of the electronics industry. After editing the tech section of Wired UK magazine, he is currently specialising in IT and voyaging in his VW camper van.