US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 is an excellent all-in-one Wireless Inkjet Printer

Like the portable USA$130 Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer (Deer, 2015, January 28) but want something a little more professional and also cheaper. As hard as that is to believe, it does exist.

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Introducing the US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620, the budget-friendly no-frills all-in-one Wireless Inkjet Printer (Yu, 2015) that’s sure to be a hit with amateur photographers.

US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 – Minimalistic design for the smartphone and Digital Camera Photographer

The Canon Pixma MG5620 comes in matte black finish and has a low-profile chassis. It sports dimensions of 37.08 cm (14.6 in) long by 45.72 cm (18 in) wide and is 14.99 cm tall (5.9 in) that fits snug into your home office or mini photo studio as it has no auto-document feeder, making this printer suitable for confined spaces.

The US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 is a speedy little printer, capable of printing some three (3) pages per minute.

It’s also a no frills printer mainly for printing text and light photo output, so it doesn’t come with a built in fax machine or a memory card reader for quick printing from your Digital camera. However, this is a Wireless smartphone made for the selfie-obsessed smartphone and Tablet toting Millennial, meaning the use of physical media to print is totally unnecessary.

The front panel of the Canon Pixma MG5620 has a 2.5-inch LCD screen to display information about your prints, albeit it won’t allow you to do any photo editing.

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This front section of the Printer can be removed to reveal five (5) ink cartridges below in the Cartridge bay.

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You get these ink cartridges when you purchase the US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620, with the black ink cartridge being a pigment black ink to produce extra dense text prints. 

The Canon Pixma MG5620 has multiple personalities but is not Business-friendly

However this is a multi-function printer, so it does come with a built in flatbed scanner capable of scanning 8.5 by 11.7 documents at a resolution of 2,400 x 1,200 dots per inch (dpi). The Flatbed scanner is perched atop the printer accessible via a small indented lip on the lid.

Like most Canon consumer inkjet printers, the 2,400×1,200 dots per inch (dpi) flatbed scanner sits on top of the printer and lifts up by a small indented lip on the lid.

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You get the standard 8.5 by 11.7 inches of space to work with here, and the company generously provides two (2) articulated hinges that allow you to fold the flatbed scanner lid over thicker hard-cover books.

The scanner also has a copier functionality, but lacks the ADF (auto-document feeder) that you’d come to expect on more business-friendly models such as the Canon MX472 inkjet.  So no mass copying of hundred of documents!

This is really a multi-function Inkjet for those persons looking to just quickly copy single items on the go as it only has a single-feed tray.

Canon Pixma MG5620 is Apple iOS and Google Android Friendly with Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app

The Canon Pixma MG5620 is super-easy to setup via the USB Cable and then configure it to pick up the Wi-Fi signal in your home office. The Canon Pixma MG5620 also comes with a Google Android and Apple iOS compatible Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app that allows you to print from your Apple and Android devices.

The main advantage of having the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app is that it allows you to connect with any of Canon’s Pixma or Selphy Wireless printers and print single photos with the press of a button.

You also get two (2) other software titles with your purchase of the Canon Pixma MG5620:

  • My Image Garden to organize and edit your photos
  • Full HD Movie Print, Canon’s proprietary software used to extract HD (High Definition) still images from movies on your Canon cameras.

Alternately, it’s also compatible with cloud-based services like Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print allowing you to connect your Apple iOS devices and Google Android smartphone or Chromebooks and print your images on the fly. 

Canon Pixma MG5620: Professional Photo printer for Amateur Photographers

You may find all this a bit irritating, but considering the US$89 price for the Canon Pixma MG5620, you realize that this is really more of a basic printer and not a full business-friendly small office or home office ready product.

Also, the cost of the consumables is a bit steep, as with any inkjet printer. You’ll eventually have to become friends with a local company that does ink refills to save on the most of consumables, which can cost a lot more than the printer itself.

The built in Printer software has multiple options to help you get the most out of your ink cartridges and conserve on the wasting of ink. The result is darker high contrast black colors and bright colours which results in sharper text and outstanding photo-quality images.

The US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 is a speedy little printer, capable of printing some three (3) pages per minute.

However, please note the this is a photo printer; if you want a business printer for printing strictly black and white documents only, then you best be getting the US$150 Brother HL-L2360DW  (Deer, 2015, January 4) printer.

Otherwise, this is an excellent US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620, the budget-friendly no-frills all-in-one Wireless Inkjet Printer for professional documents like slide shows, pamphlets, spreadsheets and flyers and is must-buy for Jamaicans looking to set up a quick photo studio to do passport sized photos or other types of photography.

Here’s the link

US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 on Amazon

References

Deer, L. (2015, January 4). US$150 Brother HL-L2360DW is a Black and White Laser Printer that’s a Bargain for the Future. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/us150-brother-hl-l2360dw-is-a-black-and-white-laser-printer-is-a-bargain-for-the-future/

Deer, L. (2015, January 28). US$130 Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer – Instant Polaroid Nostalgia that’s Hacker-proof. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/us130-polaroid-zip-mobile-printer-instant-polaroid-nostalgia-thats-hacker-proof/

Yu, J. (2015, April 28). Canon Pixma MG5620 review: A journeyman inkjet all-in-one printer. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/products/canon-pixma-mg5620/

 

 

 

 

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