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.
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.
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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.)
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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.
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.(opens in new tab)
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.)
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.
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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.
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.
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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Also see these Canon printer reviews:
- Canon Maxify MB2750 (opens in new tab)
- Canon PIXMA G6050 (opens in new tab)
- Canon MAXIFY GX7020/GX7050