Best Canon Printers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 24, 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
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
PRINTING SPEED
PRINT RESOLUTION
Number of print cartridges
INTERFACES
TRAY CAPACITY
EXTRAS
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The printer has a dual-paper feeding construction where the front cassette holds up to 100 sheets of plain paper and the rear tray holds up to 100 sheets of plain paper or 20 sheets of photo paper.

CONS

The OLED screen isn't really ergonomic.

OUR VERDICT

If you're choosing an advanced MFP for home or even office, we recommend going with this model. Thanks to the high print speed and auto-duplexer, working with documents will be quick and easy.

detailed parameters
TYPE

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

PRINTING SPEED

Up to 13 ppm (black), Up to 7 ppm (colour)

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

2 (black, Tri-color)

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

Thanks to the addition of ADF, you'll be able to scan or copy multiple-page documents without having to replace each page manually, which will significantly optimise the whole process.

CONS

A bit fiddly to setup.

OUR VERDICT

The Canon Pixma TR4550 outperforms many other all-in-one devices on the market with its ability to fax documents and perform automatic scanning, while still being very competitively priced. Great for small offices.

detailed parameters
TYPE

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

PRINTING SPEED

Up to 9 ppm (black), Up to 4 ppm (colour)

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

2 (black, Tri-color)

INTERFACES

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-port

TRAY CAPACITY

100 sheets

EXTRAS

Full dot mono LCD-display, 20-sheet Auto Document Feeder (ADF), Duplex printing, Compatible with Canon PRINT App (available on iOS and Android)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The installation and replacement of cartridges take a minimum of time and doesn't require any special skills. Two starter cartridges are already included in the kit.

CONS

The printing speed is rather slow.

OUR VERDICT

This MFP is a versatile option for homes, offices or shops. It doesn't matter whether you need to print a text document or a presentation with graphics and diagrams, the Pixma TS 3350 will get you covered.

detailed parameters
TYPE

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

PRINTING SPEED

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

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

2 (black, Tri-color)

INTERFACES

Wi-Fi, USB-port

TRAY CAPACITY

60 sheets

EXTRAS

1.5" LCD-display, Compatible with Canon PRINT App (available on iOS and Android)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

Although the printer is famous for its low noise level, you can make it even quieter owing to the special Quiet Mode. Auto Power On/Off feature will help reduce energy consumption.

CONS

The printing resolution could be better.

OUR VERDICT

The Canon PIXMA MG2550S is a 3-in-1 device that has very modest dimensions. At only 43.5 x 31.6 x 14.5 cm, it can find room even on a small desktop. Great for people who don't plan to print too often.

detailed parameters
TYPE

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

PRINTING SPEED

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

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 600 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

PROS

The powerful Wi-Fi module provides a stable connection with a Wi-Fi router or repeater, even if it's placed quite far away. The Canon PRINT app has a simple and intuitive interface.

CONS

Low input/output tray capacity.

OUR VERDICT

This entry-level model is best suitable for students and schoolers who need to regularly print text documents or scan something. The printing costs are relatively low, while the output is quite decent.

detailed parameters
TYPE

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

PRINTING SPEED

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

PRINT RESOLUTION

4800 x 1200 dpi

Number of print cartridges

2 (black, Tri-color)

INTERFACES

Wi-Fi, USB-port

TRAY CAPACITY

60 sheets

EXTRAS

1.5" LCD-display, compatible with Canon PRINT App (available on iOS and Android)

WARRANTY

1 year

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Canon TS5350

Well-Balanced Model

Sitting right in the middle of the Canon Pixma TS range, the TS5350 strikes the perfect balance between the quality and performance. It offers a bit of everything when it comes to smart abilities and prints impressive texts and photos, making it a decent basic all-in-one device for family use. Recently upgraded, the TS5350 model has a 1.4" non-touch colour OLED display and an LED status bar that is surrounded by buttons (navigation arrows, OK, Start, and Stop buttons). So, executing simple walk-up functions such as copying or scanning will be possible using a control panel.

The next improvements include an auto-duplexer for effortless two-sided printing and two 100-sheet trays - the first one is on the front, whilst the second one pulls out from the rear. The best bit about the rear tray is that it can hold up to 20 sheets of photo paper alongside the plain paper sheets. What is great, the printer doesn't stop at traditional 5"x7" photos and supports borderless photo format. Also, it's compatible with Instagram's 3.5" and 5" square photo media.

Design aside, this all-in-one ensures excellent output. Belonging to the Canon's photo-centric Pixmas, it delivers sharp photos with true colours and gradients. Texts also get well-shaped and highly legible.

Review of Canon TS5350 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer

Rich Connectivity

The folks behind Canon try to keep up with the technologies and make their printers support different novelty features. Take the PIXMA TS5350, for example. It's compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant services to respond to your commands distantly, using just your voice. Besides that, it supports standard IFTTT scripting which makes it possible to send voice commands without a need for smart speakers (through Apple's Siri on your iPhone or Microsoft's Cortana, for example).

Standard connectivity includes USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, and PictBridge Wireless for printing straight from compatible Canon cameras, which is a nice add-on that may be particularly useful for professional photographers.

Designed for effortless smartphone printing, the PIXMA TS5350 also lets you print directly from your iPhone or Android phone using Google Cloud Print, AirPrint, Mopria, as well as Pixma Cloud Print and Canon Print App.

To sum up, the Canon PIXMA TS5350 offers wide compatibility options and, owing to its integration with voice assistants, will surely become a nice addition to any smart home. When it comes to output, it delivers crisp prints that will surely satisfy basic, family needs.

Canon TS5350 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer in the use

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Last updated price £109.95
Stock In stock
ASIN B07WP5X1WY

 

Canon TR4550

For Light Office Use

If you run a small business from the commodity of your own home and need a good all-in-one device that would cover your needs, the Canon Pixma TR4550 may be exactly what you're looking for. The biggest mark in favour of this multifunctional printer is that it comes fitted with an automatic document feeder and fax functionality. Thanks to the ADF feature, it'll be able to take documents and automatically feed them, allowing you to scan and thereby copy, print, or fax multiple pages without a need to replace them manually. When working with multiple-page documents, the Pixma TR4550 runs smoothly and quickly. It has no problems like paper jams and scans at a remarkably good resolution. Scanning, copying, walk-up tasks, configuration, and navigation can be easily handled from a large control panel on the top.

Despite the addition of ADF, the device takes up as little desk space as possible. To that end, it measures 19 x 45 x 30 cm and weighs about 6 kg. Being so compact, it also offers less room for media and can hold only 100 sheets of plain paper in the tray, while ADF takes up to 20 letter-size sheets.

The basic connectivity options include USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi, as well as drivers for Android, iOS, Fire OS, and Windows 10 mobile. In addition to the standard AIO printer driver for PCs, Canon also offers an additional software bundle that consists of Scan Utility, Scan Utility Lite for Mac, Easy-PhotoPrint Editor, Master Setup, and My Printer. What's more, you can also download the Easy PhotoPrint Editor on your phone to make enhancements and corrections on-the-go.

Review of Canon TR4550 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer

Perfect Output

Speaking about output, the TR4520 churns out 8.8 ppm for monochrome and 5ppm for colour, which is, admittedly, a very low printing speed rate. Yet, the output is surely worth waiting for. The Pixma TR4520 prints very colourful and vibrant photos and supports borderless photos on media, which, coupled with rich software, allows you to design and print professional borderless flyers or brochures.

The text documents also get quite sharp and legible even at smaller font sizes (down to about 6 points). Different graphics look nice with smooth fills and well-delineated hairlines.

All this makes the Canon Pixma TR4520 inkjet one of the best all-in-ones for light, home-based-office use. Although it's somewhat slow, it delivers amazing prints and comes with a strong feature set. It's a solid choice for home office users who need a good 4-in-1 device for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing.
Canon TR4550 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer in the use

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Last updated price £77.72
Stock In stock
ASIN B07G5LJBDK

 

Canon Pixma TS 3350

Great for Occasional Use

If you're looking for an affordable all-in-one device for occasional use, the Canon Pixma TS3350 inkjet is surely worth your closer attention. It's an entry-level consumer-grade MFP that's affordable enough to appeal to any casual user. Although it's not the fastest printer we’ve seen, it offers a high quality of printing and versatile connectivity.

To begin with, the Pixma TS3350 provides an impressive 4800x1200 dpi print resolution with lower 1200x600 dpi scanning resolution which should be enough for occasional document or photo scanning. For easy control, the printer has dedicated buttons for copier and scanner, as well as many other ones for some simple configuration procedures. On the top, you’ll also find a small, mono LCD display that shows the current status of the inkjet.

Do note that there is no SD card slot for printing right from a memory card, but the device offers alternative connectivity options including USB and Wi-Fi, as well as mobile access options (AirPrint, Mopia, Canon iPrint, Google Cloud Print, and more). So, you shouldn't have troubles when printing or scanning through mobile apps and services.

Speaking about compatible sheet formats, the printer has a 60-sheet rear tray and is capable of printing on a wide variety of papers and other media, including square 5"x5" photo sheets. The inkjet doesn't offer an automatic duplex printing, so it requires your supervision for two-sided prints.

Review of Canon Pixma TS 3350 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

Slow but Methodical

The area where the Pixma TS 3350 shines is the high printing quality. It really provides crisp and sharp texts, and even can give laser printers a run for their money. At 7.7 ppm, it's not particularly fast but fine for those who are going to print text documents, homework assignments, college projects, flyers, or every now and then.

With the peak speed of 4 ppm for graphics, the colour printing is fairly slow too. However, the photo quality is worth the wait. The images get crisp, bold, and sharp. Plus, the printer can produce borderless photos up to 5"x7".

To sum up, the Canon Pixma TS 3350 isn't a workhorse printer for heavy use but it's certainly great for occasional use at home or dorm. It ensures high printing quality and multiple connectivity features for convenient use.

Canon Pixma TS 3350 All-in-One Inkjet Printer in the use

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Last updated price £74.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07WV4XBSP

 

Canon PIXMA MG2550S

Incredible Value for the Money

The Canon PIXMA MG2550S is one of the cheapest all-in-one printing tools on the market! For £20 only, you'll get the printer with starter inks (black and colour), which means you can test it out right out-of-the-box. However, the supplied ink cartridges won't last long if you print regularly, so we suggest that you order spare cartridges in advance. If you want to save on inks (sure, you want!), you can get high-capacity Canon XL ink cartridges and save up to 30% per page compared to standard ones. Plus, you will go longer between replacements.

The Canon photo printer PIXMA MG2550S is a basic MFP that is good for printing, scanning, and copying. With a seven-segment LED display, it's also very easy to navigate. Instead of high-gloss black plastic, the printer has a textured case that is more resistant to fingertips. It has simple lines and smoothly curved edges. The scanner lid features extending hinges so that you can easily scan not only slim documents and magazines but thick books as well.

This home printer produces outstanding text-heavy documents and photos. And thanks to the FINE Cartridge technology, the prints boast vivid colours and deep blacks. We would like to note that the printer works through USB and doesn't have a wireless connection, but there's no USB cable in the set, so be ready to buy it additionally. 

For paper saving, the model offers two-sided printing. And with Auto Power On/Off mode, you can save on your electricity bills. So, if you want an MFP that won't slim your wallet, this Canon photo printer is a decent choice.
Review of Canon PIXMA MG2550S All-in-One Inkjet Printer

Be Creative

The manufacturer provides the set of the applications (My Image Garden, Creative Park Premium and Image Display) that will let your creativity go wild. For example, Creative Park Premium is a service where you can download exclusive printing materials. You can access the service from My Image Garden app. This application will help you create and print collages from photos saved on your computer. Also, you'll find here a lot of fantastic postcards, calendars, cards, and many other templates created by professional artists. The app is easily accessible and can be launched with just one click. 

Canon PIXMA MG2550S All-in-One Inkjet Printer in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £64.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B01J3B3HJW

 

Canon TS3151

Neat and Compact

Sitting right at the bottom end of the Pixma TS range, the Canon TS3151 all-in-one inkjet is aimed at such casual printer users as schoolers and students that need to print homework assignments and snapshots from time to time. Available for a very budget-friendly price, it's a fundamental multifunctional printer with slow speeds, low running costs, and a small feature set. Nonetheless, the TS3151 has a lot going for it, and the top-quality output is one of its major strengths, making it more than appropriate for students' printing tasks and other small jobs. When it comes to colour printing, the printer is no slouch in this department as well, producing generally vibrant and high-detailed images with no blurred edges and washed-out areas. 

All that being said, the printing performance of the machine is still average (the unit can handle from 50 to 100 photos or document pages per month), and if you're planning to print on larger scales, it'd be better to consider a more heavy-duty model.

To proceed with the design, the Pixma TS3151 is a small, light, and inoffensive device. It's fitted with a simple paper tray at the back and a similarly utilitarian output at the front. To keep everything tidy when not in use, the rear tray flips shut and serves as a lid. On the top, there is an advanced control panel with a few more buttons that we typically expect to see. Besides the usual ones, there are also some extra buttons to operate a mono LCD window. This is a good step-up from entry-level controls.

Review of Canon TS3151 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

No-Frills Machine

This entry-level AIO is a no-frills machine but it still has Wi-Fi support, allowing you to connect it up and share around all your home computers and mobile devices. This also means that Canon’s setup program can detect the printer wirelessly with no configuration required from users. Yet, if it somehow fails, the standard interface also has USB 2.0.

When it comes to mobile access options, they are as follows - Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Google Cloud Print, and Canon iPrint App for most Android and Apple mobile devices. For a budget-friendly inkjet multifunction peripheral, it's a quite good range of connectivity options. Surely, those families who don’t print that often will find a lot to love about this Canon wireless printer. Although it lacks automatic two-sided printing support and has a low monthly duty cycle, it's a solid all-in-one device for its money.

Canon TS3151 All-in-One Inkjet Printer in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £81.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B0742F95S4

 

What Is a Canon Printer?

Canon has always been associated with photography and/or printing since it's one of the most popular and reliable global providers of digital imaging technologies in the world. Founded over 80 years ago, the company specialises in such optical and imaging products as lenses, cameras, scanners, and printers, and has been the principal manufacturer of the print engines used in the industry-standard laser printers for many years, which speaks a lot about their premium standards. An emphasis on technology is the cornerstone of Canon's philosophy and the main feature that discriminates their products from all the rest. So, by purchasing a Canon printer, you're guaranteed to get a top-tier and future-proof product that will last you for a long time.

When it comes to the range of Canon printers, you get a wide variety of options to choose from starting from basic home printers to small office printers to MegaTank printers to professional photo printers. For this review, though, we've picked printers from the Pixma range. Currently, this is Canon's most popular line that mainly comprises inkjets meant for students, regular customers, photographers, and professionals working at home. To help you choose the model that will suit your needs, we have broken down the main differences between the best-selling models and gone over the most crucial features that should be considered when making a choice. Hopefully, you'll find our recommendations helpful.

And if you're looking for a more portable solution for printing on-the-go, you're more than welcome to take a peek at our review of mobile printers that will suit that purpose to a tee.

What Features to Compare

Choosing 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 should decide on the purpose of use. For example, if you don't have massive printing workloads and are planning to use the printer only occasionally, simple all-in-one wireless Canon inkjet printers will fit the purpose. These models combine the functions of several devices in one unit which allows them to handle most basic jobs as well as cater to most home and office needs such as printing school projects, copying recipes, scanning documents, and more.

For a small business or home office, it'd be better to consider 4-in-1 devices with an additional fax function. Compared to other models, these printers usually offer the best price-to-performance value, offering fast and reliable printing for reasonable costs. Plus, with these printers, you can save on consumables since a lot of these models are compatible with XL cartridges.

If your work or hobby is related to printing photos, we'd recommend considering a dedicated, single-function photo printer. More often than not, this type of printer will lack the flexibility of multitaskers, but it will surely shine in producing clear and vibrant images. In fact, you can expect the quality of the prints to be much better than that you'd normally receive from (online) print 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 colour maximises 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 inkjet 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 all-in-one 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 rivalling 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.

We hope this information was useful for you and you'll keep discovering more about Canon by purchasing one of the all-in-one printers from this survey.

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Publish Date: 2020-11-24 14:13:57