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Multifunction

Multifunction

PIXMA Canon Multifunction Printer your Print, Scan, and Copy solutions. Enjoy the simplicity of our best series of printer.

Spill Free

Spill Free

It's time to say goodbye to complicated ink filling. Ink refilling is a spill-free process, beginning automatically, and stopping when the ink tank is full.

Wireless

Wireless

Print anytime, anywhere through smartphone with PIXMA Printer wireless feature. Print your documents either from Android or iPhone.

Smartphone Printing

Smartphone Printing technology enables you to print any documents through your smartphone & tablets with our best Canon printers. You can easily download the apps (Android or iOS) for FREE. This Smartphone Printing feature is only available in certain series. Click on the PIXMA series below for more detailed information.

G2020

Best printer with affordable price for print, scan, and copy.

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G3020

Multifuntion printer with wireless connectivitiy.

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G5070

Ink tank printer for home and small office with high volume printing capability.

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G6070

High volume printing with low cost per page.

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PIXMA Tips FAQ

Yes, Canon does have infusible printer products which are also called Ink Tank Printers such as the PIXMA G2020, PIXMA G3020, PIXMA G5070, and PIXMA G6070. These infusion printers are alternative for printer types other than inkjet printers, and the ink filling process is much easier and spill-proof.

Many people assume that the price of an infusion printer or ink tank is more expensive than an inkjet printer. If the mentioned price is the product price at the time of initial purchase, then the price of the infusion printer is indeed more expensive than the inkjet, however, if it is calculated up to the cost of product usage (i.e purchasing ink refills) then inkjet printers will charge much more extravagant costs.

So, if you want a printer that is more economical and less complicated in terms of use and maintenance, it is best to choose an ink tank printer.

In general, printer machines can only be used for printing purposes. Nowadays, there are multifunction printers that can do the print, scan, and copy in the same device.

All-in-one printers or multifunction printers from Canon can be used to support your daily activities, which are not only limited to printing but also scanning, photocopying, and even sending faxes (available for certain types).

By purchasing the multifunction printer, you don't need to pay more only to get a scanner, photocopier, and fax machine separately.

Enjoy your PIXMA printer or all-in-one!

Creative Park

Creative Park is a playful website full of print material that has been optimised for Canon's PIXMA printers. You will find endless possibilities, from gift cards to origami paper and cut-outs to build 3D models. And new materials are added continuously! Take me to the park

How to choose an inkjet printer that suits your needs

  • Decide what you need the printer to do most of the time. If you need to print high-quality photos, then choose a dedicated photo printer. If you need to print voluminous documents and graphs, then choose a business printer.
  • Do you need to print A3 size? If yes, choose an A3-size printer.
  • Check if the printer is compatible with your PC or Mac.
  • Do you need to travel with your printer? If yes, choose a portable printer.

How to get the best printing results

  • Use original inks to prevent clogging, leaks and bleeding.
  • Use the right type of paper to get the most out of your printer. For instance, use glossy photo paper when printing photos.
  • Set the driver settings correctly.
  • Use good quality paper even for printing drafts as it prevents paper dust from clogging the printer.
  • Make sure your printer cable is not twisted as it affects the speed of USB connection.
  • Keep printout from direct sunlight and fluorescent lighting as they reduce storage period of printouts.
  • Check if you need to replace the printheads. After many hours of extensive printing, a printhead may be choked with dried ink.

How to save costs on printing

  • Use draft print mode if the printout is not meant as the final copy.
  • Use a smaller font if the printout is meant only for checks.
  • Leave the printer on because each time it is switched on or off, the printer purges inks out to clean the printhead.
  • Choose a printer that has individual ink tanks if you print a lot of photos. That would give you more cost-savings, as you don't have to replace the entire ink cartridge just because one or two colours run out.
  • Maximise the use of paper. For instance, you can print four 4R images on a single A4 sheet.

Common myths debunked: You can tell the resolution of the printer by the first number

The printing resolution indicates how much detail a printer can print on a piece of paper, expressed in dots per inch (dpi).

Resolution is often quoted in two numbers (e.g. 2400 x 1200 dpi). The first number usually indicates the number of dots a printer can print on the horizontal line of the paper, in an inch. The second number indicates the number of dots a printer can print on the vertical line of the paper in an inch. Of course, the higher the number, the richer and finer the image will be.

Sometimes, consumers judge the resolution of a printer by the first number. And this often give rise to the false impression that a printer with "2880 x 720 dpi" has a higher resolution than a "2400 x 1200 dpi" printer, as 2880 dpi is bigger than 2400 dpi.

Although the former printer can squeeze 2880 dots in the horizontal line, it can only input 720 dots on the vertical line. Therefore the dots on the horizontal line are very close but the dots are sparsely spread across the vertical line. The end result is that the picture printed on a "2880 x 720 dpi" printer will appear more grainy compared to one printed on a "2400 x 1200 dpi" printer. Therefore, always check the total number of dots produced by the printer for a correct assessment of the printer's resolution.

Common myths debunked: The printer with the highest resolution is the best

The printing resolution indicates how much detail a printer can print on a piece of paper, expressed in dots per inch (dpi).

Resolution is often quoted in two numbers (e.g. 2400 x 1200 dpi). The first number usually indicates the number of dots a printer can print on the horizontal line of the paper, in an inch. The second number indicates the number of dots a printer can print on the vertical line of the paper in an inch. Of course, the higher the number, the richer and finer the image will be.

Sometimes, consumers judge the resolution of a printer by the first number. And this often give rise to the false impression that a printer with "2880 x 720 dpi" has a higher resolution than a "2400 x 1200 dpi" printer, as 2880 dpi is bigger than 2400 dpi.

Although the former printer can squeeze 2880 dots in the horizontal line, it can only input 720 dots on the vertical line. Therefore the dots on the horizontal line are very close but the dots are sparsely spread across the vertical line. The end result is that the picture printed on a "2880 x 720 dpi" printer will appear more grainy compared to one printed on a "2400 x 1200 dpi" printer. Therefore, always check the total number of dots produced by the printer for a correct assessment of the printer's resolution.

Common myths debunked: Buying a cheap printer equals more cost savings

The cost of buying the printer is only the initial investment. It is important to consider the running cost, made up of cartridge and paper costs.

Variation of exact cost per photo is due to the type of ink cartridge used. (Exact cartridge cost subject to printer model.)