Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The Japanese multinational Canon for more than 80 years of work has developed a number of areas of production, but the main area has remained unchanged – the production of all kinds of equipment, materials and accessories for capturing and reproducing images. In particular, the company is known all over the world for its printing machines that compete with such eminent market players as Xerox, HP, OKI, etc. The editors present you with a rating of Canon color and monochrome printers with the most remarkable characteristics, based on the conclusions of our specialized specialists.
- Top Canon Printers
- Best Canon color printers
- Canon PIXMA PRO-10S
- Canon PIXMA PRO-100S
- Canon PIXMA iP8740
- Canon PIXMA iX6840
- Canon i-SENSYS LBP613Cdw
- Canon PIXMA G1411
- Best Canon black and white printers
- Canon i-SENSYS LBP352x
- Canon i-SENSYS LBP215x
- Canon i-SENSYS LBP151dw
- Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030w
Top Canon Printers
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best Canon color printers||1||Canon PIXMA PRO-10S||RUB 45 310|
|2||Canon PIXMA PRO-100S||RUB 33,290|
|3||Canon PIXMA iP8740||RUB 21,690|
|4||Canon PIXMA iX6840||13 470 rub.|
|5||Canon i-SENSYS LBP613Cdw||RUB 11,295|
|6||Canon PIXMA G1411||RUB 6 792|
|Best Canon black and white printers||1||Canon i-SENSYS LBP352x||RUB 52 896|
|2||Canon i-SENSYS LBP215x||RUB 16 260|
|3||Canon i-SENSYS LBP151dw||RUB 13 889|
|4||Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030w||RUB 9 490|
Best Canon color printers
The first selection of devices includes six printers in various sizes from A4 to A3. In addition to the functionality and capabilities of the 'picture' reproduction, the emphasis was also placed on affordability. Therefore, among the six models there are five inkjet printers and one laser. At the same time, it should be understood that in this particular review, inkjet technology is by no means necessarily synonymous with 'budget' or low functionality of the printer, and this will become clear from the very beginning.
Canon PIXMA PRO-10S
Let's start traditionally with the most expensive and practically “industrial” model in terms of capabilities. Anyway, the prefix 'PRO' in the nomenclature can be interpreted at least as 'Professional'.
This is a truly professional machine with thermal inkjet technology, capable of printing in A3 format, and printing not just in color, but in an extended range of shades, in high resolution and on a variety of media: plain paper, photo paper, optical discs. As many as ten (!) Cartridges reproduce color: two black – photographic and matte, gray, two cyan – for general printing and for photographs, two magenta – regular and photographic, yellow, separate red, Chroma Optimizer (Canon's proprietary transparent composition to maximize quality of the 'picture'). The maximum resolution, regardless of the color mode, is 4800×2400 dpi.
Linear dimensions – 689x215x385 mm. The net weight is unusually impressive, as for an inkjet – 20 kg, but this is more than understandable, given its technical filling and format. On the other hand, power consumption is incomparably lower than that of any laser – 18 W in operation and no more than 2.7 W in standby. Nominal noise level – in active work should not exceed 33.9 dB. Regardless of its impressive size and weight, it is designed for desktop placement.
The media supply hopper can hold up to 150 sheets. There is a separate receiver for page loading, capacity – 1 sheet. It is allowed to use paper with a 'weight' from 64 to 350 g / sq. meter.
The device is connected via a universal USB port directly to a PC, via an RJ-45 port to a local network or via Wi-Fi. Direct printing and AirPrint are supported. Despite its clearly professional focus, the printer does not include PostScript support. The driver package allows you to install the device under the operating system Windows, iOS or Mac OS families.
- impeccable image quality;
- A3 format;
- wide range of grammar of acceptable paper;
- useful and workable related software;
- wireless connection;
- expressive design.
- no embedded PostScript.
Canon PIXMA PRO-100S
The second position in the presented rating is another professional printer with characteristics similar to the previous solution. The difference in features is minimal, but in price it is quite tangible.
The printer can print on the same large format as the previous model, on the same media and at the same resolution – 4800×2400 dpi. Images are no longer reproduced by 10 cartridges, but by 8 – light gray, gray, black, cyan, photo cyan, magenta, photo magenta, yellow. Again, the difference is not noticeable to the naked eye and becomes important only in the case of special increased requirements.
Linear dimensions – 689x215x385 mm, net weight – 19.7 kg. In operation, it consumes up to 19 W of power from the power grid, while waiting – no more than 2.6 W. Designed for desktop installation. Made in a high-tech design with a silver metallic body with black and carbon elements.
The automatic media delivery reservoir has a capacity of 151 sheets. Manual loading slot – 1 sheet. It is permissible to use paper of the same 'weight' as that of the PRO-10S – from 64 to 350 grams per square meter.
A notable feature of this printer: printing photos up to A3 + without borders in laboratory quality at a speed of about one and a half minutes per image.
The following indicators are 100 percent similar to the characteristics of the upstream printer: connection via USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi; printing directly; AirPrint; no PostScript compatibility; drivers for OS family Windows, MacOS, mobile iOS.
- impressive design;
- printing up to A3 +;
- virtually 'pixel-free' detail;
- wide coverage of paper weight;
- wireless connection.
- connecting to the network requires some skill and a thoughtful study of the instructions.
Canon PIXMA iP8740
The third number in the rating is the printer, a conditional step lower in class, but much cheaper. At the same time, its capabilities are still incommensurably wider than ordinary office or, even more so, home “inkjets”, although the manufacturer officially announced the model as for personal use.
This printer has even fewer cartridges – only six: black, black with pigment inks, gray, yellow, magenta cyan. Genuine cartridges are available in two types – standard and high volume (XL). The absence of some halftones and transparent correction inks in this printer is compensated by a significantly higher resolution threshold – 9600×2400 dpi.
The printer is designed for printing on large A3 media and a variety of materials, including optical discs and photo paper. Print speed in terms of A4 size is 14.5 copies / min for b / w mode and 10.4 copies for color. Color printing of one 10×15 cm photo – 36 seconds. Borderless printing is possible.
Linear dimensions – 590x159x331 mm, net weight – 8.5 kg. Demanding power supply – 23 W in operation and no more than 1.9 W. The nominal noise level is not higher than 43.5 dB. The printer is made in a laconic, but original and very attractive design, the body color is deep black.
The automatic media feed bin has a capacity of 120 sheets. The permissible 'weight' of the paper is from 64 to 300 grams per square meter.
Communication and software capabilities of the printer are as follows: connection via USB or Wi-Fi; sending documents for printing using AirPrint technology; direct print mode; no PostScript; drivers for Windows – systems, MacOS and mobile OS iOS.
- wireless connection;
- ultra-high resolution;
- deep, 'true' blacks thanks to pigment inks;
- original design.
- no LAN connection.
Canon PIXMA iX6840
The rating is continued by the last printer in this collection, capable of printing on large A3 format. Compared to the previous model, the possibilities here are still limited by a conditional level and the price is noticeably lower.
In terms of color, here we see another 'minus one' cartridge: three color ones correspond to the base CMYK model, and two cartridges are allocated for black – with water-soluble and pigment inks. This is one of the key differences between adjacent models in a selection. The resource of any color cartridge corresponds to the conditional 1645 pages, black – 331 pages.
In terms of print quality, full color here has the same high threshold as the above-described printer – 9600×2400 dpi, but black and white printing in resolution is already very limited – 600×600 dpi maximum.
Printer dimensions – 584x159x310 mm, net weight – 8.1 kg. Power consumption – 24 W in operation and no more than 2 W in standby. Noise declared by the manufacturer is not higher than 44 dB. Formally designed for use in a small office or at home – the estimated productivity is 12 thousand conditional copies in 30 days. Placement is desktop. There is a borderless photo printing function. Print speed for b / w, color and photo 10×15 cm is almost 100% the same as the previous one: 14 and 10.4 copies per minute and 36 seconds, respectively.
The automatic feed tank holds 150 sheets. The recommended paper weight is the same as for the previous printer – from 64 to 300 grams per meter.
Communication capabilities and software: USB and RJ-45 interfaces, Wi-Fi radio module; AirPrint; drivers for Windows, Mac OS, iOS; there is no PostScript support.
- ratio of price and quality of printing;
- deep black in photo printing thanks to pigment inks;
- wireless connection;
- high resolution threshold for full color mode.
- relatively low resolution in b / w.
Canon i-SENSYS LBP613Cdw
Now let's look at the only laser model in the 'color' group of Canon's best printers by version. Despite the apparent obviousness of the higher price of the “laser” in relation to the “inkjet”, this solution is on average cheaper than even the previous, not the most expensive model.
Part of the reason for the affordability is the maximum format – here it's A4. The performance is also far from being a record, but it fully covers the needs of a small office – about 30 thousand copies in 30 days. Placement is desktop. Dimensions – 430x274x418 mm, net weight – 15.5 kg. In terms of power consumption, this printer is expectedly more power hungry than any of the above described inkjet printer by more than an order of magnitude – 850 W, while waiting – no more than 10.8 W. Noise declared by the manufacturer should not exceed 49 dB.
Print quality in terms of resolution is 600×600 dpi in any color mode. Full color prints are produced from 4 base colors, each of which is toner in a separate cartridge. The estimated resource of the color cartridge corresponds to the conditional 1300 copies, black – 1400.
The speed of production of prints – 18 copies per minute, the first output after 10.90 sec on b / w and 12 sec on color. Warming up – 13 sec. Duplex printing is automatically enabled. The auto-feed tank is 151 sheets, the output slot is 100 sheets, and the manual feed is 1 sheet. Recommended paper with a density of 53 to 163 grams per square meter.
The electronic-software part has the following characteristics: processor with a frequency of 800 MHz, RAM-memory 1 GB; connection interfaces – USB, RJ-45, wireless Wi-Fi; AirPrint, Direct Print and PostScript support; drivers for Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS.
- laser technology;
- ratio of price, technology, performance and quality;
- nice design;
- speed of work;
- wireless connection;
- PostScript support.
- ultra-expensive original cartridges.
Canon PIXMA G1411
And at the end of this part of the rating, we will consider the most inexpensive model, which, despite the price, is capable of printing in extremely high resolution – 4800×1200 dpi both in full color and in b / w mode, while providing 'rich' colors and especially – deep black thanks to pigment inks.
Linear dimensions of the printer – 445x135x330 mm, net weight – 4.8 kg. It is made in a laconic but pleasant design with a black body. Designed for paper of the maximum standard in size – A4. Installation is meant desktop. In operation, it requires 11 W of power, while waiting – 0.6 W. Produces noise, according to the manufacturer, no higher than 54.5 dB.
Color prints are formed from four colors of the standard CMYK printing model. Four cartridges – one for each color. The resource of any color cartridge – up to 7 thousand conditional copies, black – up to 6 thousand. The set includes a device for uninterrupted ink supply (CISS).
The printer can print on borderless photo paper at a speed of one 10×15 cm photo per minute. The A4 speed is 8.80 images per minute. on color and 5 on b / w. The input tray holds up to hundreds of sheets of paper weighing from 64 to 275 grams per square meter.
This printer is connected to a PC in only one way – via USB. PostScript compatibility not available. Standard drivers are released only under Windows.
- deep black color due to pigment ink;
- borderless photo printing;
- a high resolution;
- restrictions on connection methods and compatibility with operating systems.
Best Canon black and white printers
Next, we'll look at examples of Canon printers that only print in black and white. Our experts put in the rating four printers, which, in terms of a set of characteristics and price, look optimal for effectively solving certain problems.
All of these models have the following general properties:
- designed for maximum A4 paper standard;
- prints with an upper threshold of a resolution of 1200x1200dpi and automatic duplex (except for the latest model);
- designed for desktop use.
Canon i-SENSYS LBP352x
First of all, let's present the most expensive printer in the collection. Its high cost is quite transparent and is explained by its high performance (about 280 thousand conditional copies in 30 days) and an impressively high speed of work. Copes with the needs of a large office.
Linear dimensions of the device – 415x436x529 mm, net weight – 26.2 kg. Power consumption is quite significant – up to 1650 W during active operation and no more than 19 W during idle. The noise level is also one of the highest in the entire line – up to 71 dB. Made in a strict design, the body is mostly white.
The speed of work in this case is outstanding – up to 62 copies per minute with the issuance of the first print after 7 seconds. It takes 29 seconds to warm up. It can operate using two types of original cartridges – standard (estimated yield is approximately 11 thousand prints) or extended (approximately 25 thousand copies). The autoswitch paper capacity holds a maximum of 3.6K sheets, a working standard up to 600 sheets. The density of the paper itself for this model should be in the range from 60 to 199 grams per square meter.
The electronic-software component of the device contains: processor / memory – 528 MHz and 1 GB, respectively; the ability to connect via USB to a desktop PC / laptop or via RJ-45 to a network for general access; there is compatibility with PostScript; a set of official drivers provides installation of the device on Windows – systems, MacOS and Linux.
- almost unprecedented speed in this class;
- cartridge capacity;
- large containers for paper.
Canon i-SENSYS LBP215x
The second model in this part of the rating is a printer with also decent production capacity, but still it cannot be compared with the previous solution – about 80 conditional copies in 30 days, which roughly corresponds to the needs of a medium-sized office.
Linear dimensions – 438x312x373 mm, net weight – 9.9 kg. The power requirement is lower than that of the superior model, but not too much – 1300 W in operation and no more than 10 W in idle. In this case, the noise level is noticeably lower – 56 dB. The modes are displayed on a 5-inch color liquid crystal display.
The resource and productivity parameters are two or more times lower than those of the above-described printer, but in absolute terms they are still quite decent. So, the speed is calculated at 38 copies per minute (maximum) with the release of the first copy after 5.5 s and the required warm-up time after turning on 14 seconds. The two OE toner cartridge types are rated for approximately 3.1K copies (Standard) and 9.2K copies (Advanced).
The capacity of the tank of the auto-delivery of carriers is 900 sheets at the maximum with a standard quantity of up to 350; output compartment – 150 sheets; loading in manual mode – 100. The density of the paper should be in the range from 52 to 163 grams per square meter.
The electronic-software part has the following key characteristics: processor / memory – 800 MHz and 1 GB, respectively; connection to a PC / laptop via USB, to the network via RJ-45 or 'over the air' – Wi-Fi; there is a 'native' web interface; AirPrint and PostScript supported; a set of official drivers for desktop OS Windows – families, Linux, MacOS and mobile – iOS and Android.
Additional features: dedicated barcode printing function; quick connection to wearable gadgets via a QR code; secure PIN-code printing from wearable gadgets; additional software for accounting and control – uniFLOW, secure authorization – Universal Login Manager.
- sufficient speed and quality;
- Information Security;
- high adaptation to wearable gadgets;
- useful software for accounting and control;
- large LCD screen;
- wireless connection.
- no tangible deficiencies were identified.
Canon i-SENSYS LBP151dw
The penultimate position in the ranking is a fairly simple and inexpensive printer with an estimated productivity of about 15 thousand conventional copies in 30 days, which approximately meets the needs of a small office and fully covers the needs of an average individual user.
Linear dimensions – 390x245x365 mm, net weight – 8.6 kg. It consumes about 200 W less energy than the previous model in operation – 1120 W, in idle – no more than 3 W. Produces noise, according to the manufacturer, no more than 66 dB.
The parameters of the speed of work are as follows: the maximum intensity of production of prints is 27 copies per minute, it takes 15 seconds to warm up after turning on, the first print is issued 8 seconds after the packet is sent to the queue.
Media feed / discharge system properties: Auto feed tank – 800 sheets maximum, 251 sheets recommended; delivery slot – 100 sheets; manual loading – 1 sheet. Acceptable paper weight – in the range from 60 to 163 grams per square meter. The volume of toner in the original cartridge corresponds to approximately 2.4 thousand prints.
The electronic-software part has the following characteristics: processor / memory – 400 MHz and 512 MB, respectively; connection to a PC via USB and to a network via an RJ-45 port or a Wi-Fi radio module; PostScript supported; drivers for Windows, Linux, Mac OS.
- quality factor and reliability;
- large resource of the device as a whole;
- wireless connection.
- there is not even a miniature display for displaying statuses and modes.
Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030w
This selection of ratings and the entire review is completed by the most uncomplicated, but at the same time the most affordable model. Designed for personal use – Estimated throughput is only about 5,000 copies in 30 days.
Also here we see a limitation in the technical quality of printing – no higher than 600×600 dpi and in terms of functionality – there is no two-sided mode. There is also a 'drawdown' in terms of work speed: the maximum production rate is 18 copies per minute, the first print is issued after 7.8 s, the warm-up time after switching on is 10 s. The toner cartridge life has also been reduced – it corresponds to approximately 1.6 thousand copies. The capacity of the trays is also small – up to 150 sheets of the auto-delivery tank and 100 sheets of the delivery slot. The allowed paper weight is from 60 to 163 grams per square meter.
The limitations on capabilities and resources in this case had a very favorable effect on the physical parameters. Thus, the linear dimensions of the device are 364x199x249 mm, and the net weight is only 5 kg. Power consumption is also relatively low – up to 870 W during active use and no more than 1.8 W during idle. The noise should not exceed the 49.2 dB standard.
The hardware and software part is also quite minimalistic: only 32 MB of memory is installed, and there is no official data about the type of processor and its performance; connection is possible via USB or Wi-Fi with AirPrint support; PostScript is not supported; driver package for systems Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS.
- wireless connection;
- build quality for this price;
- compact and lightweight;
- ease of use.
- dotted complaints about problems with drivers from the official site.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.