Let’s face it, printers are an ubiquitous part of our lives. They are basically the only devices that can create physical copies of the digital data we see on our screens. Whether it’s your cherished photographs, office documents or your class assignment, we need a printer, and one that gets the job done well.
Printers have definitely come a long way since the days of praying that it works every time we print something. Nowadays with the advancement of printer technology, there are many product ranges and you’ll spoilt for choice when shopping for printers. To ease the search, we’ve compiled a list of the best Canon printers according to your needs.
How does a printer work?
When you print something, the computer sends data to the printer, and it reads these instructions and translates this into the operation of its printing mechanism. You can imagine it as information of pixels on the computer being fed to the printer, which tries recreates it on paper, dot by dot.
The two major types of printers are inkjet and laser printers. Inkjet printers are the most common, and they work by spraying drops of liquid ink from microscopic nozzles onto paper. Meanwhile, laser printers actually use solid powder (toner) and a laser to create an imprint on the paper.
This printer is quite literally the gold standard. This flasgship PIXMA implements a 6-ink system, which includes their new Photo Blue ink for stunning print quality and colour integrity. Print speeds are no joke as well, as even full A4 borderless prints can be done in just over a minute.
Besides that, this inkjet printer sports a compact design, 5-inch touchscreen display and a full suite of features and connectivity options such as wireless, bluetooth and cloud printing. It is highly compatible with today’s printing needs, ensuring the best prints no matter where you are or what device you’re using.
Coming in at below RM 150, this model is worth a consideration for those on a budget, especially students. It is capable of a respectable 4800 x 600 dpi for printing and also 600 x 1200 dpi 48-bit colour for scanning. Printing speeds are approx. 4 images-per-minute (ipm) for colour images and 8 for black and white.
For more regular users of printers, this printer supports XL ink cartridges from Canon, for more ink at a lower cost, which makes it even more value-for-money. A highly functional budget printer that produces quality prints and fits the common consumers’ needs, what more can we ask for?
This compact and portable Wi-Fi printer is capable of printing quality photos instantly and directly from your camera or smartphone whenever and wherever you are. Being easy to carry around and having an optional battery pack that can print up to 54 photos, this would definitely be a fun thing to bring around for events.
Being a photo printer, it also has a various photo layouts for photobooth-style printouts, and a “Wi-Fi Shuffle Print mode”, which can combine images from up to 8 to smart devices to form a unique collage on a single photo. Overall, a great printer for capturing memories in long-lasting physical photos.
Slip this printer right in your pocket, as it’s ready to print your photos wherever you go. It connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth and prints 2” x 3” photos readily onto smudge resistant ZINK™ photo paper at a resolution of 314 dpi x 400 dpi.
Printing and some neat customization of photos can be done through the Canon Mini Print App on your smartphone. It’s a very cute printer to bring along with you whenever you feel like it and also makes for a great gift if you are fishing for ideas!
To keep up with modern business needs, a robust and reliable laser printer is required to product fast, accurate prints with heavy duty usage. The Canon ImageCLASS MF643Cdw delivers in spades in terms of quality and quantity, having fast print speeds of up to 21 pages-per-minute, with resolutions up to 1200 x 1200 dpi.
It has all the features you would wish for a user-friendly and efficient office printer, such as an intuitive touchscreen LCD display, wireless printing, auto document feeder, all-in-one applications and settings. So print, scan and copy away as this printer is built to complement your office workflow, maintaining productivity by minimizing the time and trouble of dealing with printers.
A home printer should probably be good at a little bit of everything. Introducing the PIXMA TS5370, an all-in-one inkjet for you home printing needs. It has a family-friendly OLED screen user interface, and its compact design allows it to fit into smaller spaces (it also comes in green or pink for a lighter aesthetic).
Whatever your print job, it does it well: full images, documents scans, wireless printing, double-sided printing are not a challenge to this printer. All this, with fast printing speeds and intelligent printer functionality, such as intuitive status displays and automatic paper width detection make it an easy to use printer for the whole family.
Those of us in the iOS ecosystem probably want a printer that is easily compatible with our Macs, while also meeting our needs for a printer focused on functionality and connectivity, suitable for creative and productivity workflows. The Canon PIXMA also looks sleek, so it should fit right in with your minimalistic Mac setup.
This wireless all-in-one with a touchscreen display, and allows for convenient cloud printing from your smartphone / tablet / laptop at speeds of up to 15 images-per-minute (black) or 10 images-per-minute (colour). It supports duplex printing and various paper sizes to keep printing hassle-free. Did we mention it also comes in white?
As Chromebooks do not support third-party drivers for printing, it is mandatory to connect to printers with Google Cloud Print support. Thankfully, the PIXMA G3010 provides this, with commendable quality and at a decent price point. Naturally, this printer comes with great cloud functionality for Chromebook users, with its mobile / cloud print and scan features.
You can also save up on ink as it utilizes high page yield ink bottles, for its integrated ink tank system. It prints at 5.0 images-per-minute for colour and 8.8 for black, so even photos are quick to print. It can even act as an access point, so that you could print without needing a Wi-Fi router connection.
Have no worries when printing from your iPhone, as the Canon PIXMA iP110 is completely Air-Print enabled. It is also comparatively small, light and portable, keeping your printing setup as lightweight and mobile as possible. However, don’t underestimate its small size, as it has some beefy specs.
It can reach a maximum of 9600 x 2400 dpi for colour, and prints at up to 9 pages per minute, which is impressive for such a small printer. Also, with its PIXMA Cloud Link, you can print directly from online services, e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc., making mobile printing as convenient as printing from your computer.
Students should definitely consider this affordable all-in-one inkjet printer. We expect students to have a lighter printing load so the sensible choice would be this decent printer which is lightweight, compact and uses low cost cartridges, a good fit for a student’s life and dormitory.
It also has a quiet mode so you wouldn’t disturb others while printing in the middle of the night. Moreover, if you purchase from the Shopee link, you even get one set of printer cartridges AND a RM 50 Touch ’n Go E-Wallet voucher (until 31st March 2020).
If you are looking for a printer for photographs or artworks, colour integrity is definitely very important for you. Well, this printer has a fancy 8-colour (yes, 8) dye ink system called ChromaLife 100+. It touts superb colour accuracy and range for vivid and glossy prints worthy of exhibitions, which can last up to 200 years!
Print resolution is expectedly high at 4800 x 2400 dpi with versatility in its support for a wide range of paper media types and dimensions (up to A3+) to fit your specific requirements. Whether you’re a photography / art professional or hobbyist, be sure to check this out if you want the most impressive prints.
A high-speed printer that handles heavy duty usage exceptionally well with its large-capacity cartridge, the MAXIFY MB5170 is suited for small to large business settings. Able to produce 32.5 pages per minute for black and white and 26.5 for colour, while at least 50% black ink can be saved using their dedicated cartidges, printing efficiency is optimized.
Other features include the ability to scan two sides of paper at the same time, large touchscreen display, printer status notifications through email and also high quality printouts that are resistant to markers and highlighters. It also supports various wireless printing functions such as AirPrint and Cloud Print for a truly business integrated printing solution.
The PIXMA E4270 is a great value choice if your are looking for a printer with wide Wi-Fi functionality and connectivity. Print, scan, copy and fax with ease as it supports a multitude of Wi-Fi printing options for your Windows, Apple or Google products. You don’t even need a Wi-Fi router if you set it as an access point.
This compact office all-in-one printer also features low cost cartridges and auto duplex printing, with decent printing speeds for normal printing loads. Coupled with PIXMA Cloud Link, which allows convenient printing from major online services, it’s a simple yet valuable Wi-Fi enabled printer.
One of the few choices of printers with fax capability, the PIXMA G4010 is able to transmit faxes at with resolutions of up to 300 x 300 dpi, at a decent speed of 33.6kbps. This 4-in-1 is also designed for high volume printing at a low running cost, utilizing an ink tank system.
If you have a need for a printer with phone and/or PC fax capabilities along with the multitude of features of other printers, you won’t have to look further than this printer. Besides the fax function, it is still full-fledged wirelesss printer with connectivity and print quality comparable to the best printers out there.
Sometimes, you just want a printer that simply prints your black and whites, that printer is the imageCLASS LBP6030. It’s a wireless laser printer whose sole function is to print, at speeds of up to 18 pages per minute. Even its design is compact and simple, and will easily fit any space.
You can expect this printer to last very long, as it requires little maintenance and consumes very low amounts of energy while mobile connectivity. It ultimately saves costs if you do not require colour printing. For further savings, you can even get the wired variant for around RM 50-60 cheaper.
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