Canon MG7720 Wireless All-In-One Printer with Scanner and Copier: Mobile and Tablet Printing, with Airprint(TM) and Google Cloud Print compatible, Black
|Printer Output Type||Color|
|Printing Media Type||Envelopes, Paper (plain)|
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- Quick and Easy Wireless Setup
- Mobile Device Printing: Easily print from your iPhone, iPad, Android or tablet
- Powerful Printing options: Air print, Google Cloud Print, NFC, Mopria and the Canon PRINT app
- CD/ DVD Printing: Enjoy the ability to create CD or DVD labels
- Print with a touch from NFC-enabled mobile devices
- WORKS WITH ALEXA: Ask Alexa to print your shopping list, to-do list, crosswords, coloring pages, and more. To set up, say “Alexa, discover my printer.” Alexa can also detect when ink or toner is running low and orders more when you need it. Save 10% on all ink or toner smart reorders. Restrictions may apply.
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Print l Copy l Scan
The PIXMA MG7720 is a Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer delivering the superior quality you want in a printer with an easy to use 3.5-inch touch screen. It has so many ways to print and is packed with features such as AirPrint(1), Google Cloud Print(2), NFC(3), Mopria(4), and much more. Always be ready to print wirelessly(5) with automatic power on and a self-opening output tray, so you can print from whatever device is most convenient. It’s a perfect wireless(5) all-in-one printer that is easy to use and produces superior quality in photos and documents.
- Print, Copy, Scan
- Easy Wifi Setup
- Wireless Direct Connection
- Mobile Device Printing
- Auto Duplex Printing
- 6 Individual Ink Tank System
- CD/DVD Printing
- Get Crafty with Creative Park Premium or Easy Photo Print + (17,20).
Simple Wifi Setup Connection
In just a few clicks, the printer will easily connect to your wireless access point.
Built-in wireless features allow for easy printing from almost anywhere in your home.
Easily print or scan important documents and images from your smartphone or tablet.
New Genuine Canon Ink
New Canon Ink creates incredible blacks and reds in photos, smudge-resistant professional quality prints for sharing with friends and family.
DIY Wooden Photo Display
Printed photos and a little DIY magic are all you need to turn scrap-wood into a beautiful and simple photo display. Use your PIXMA MG7720 printer to print out your favorite memories to create this project as a gorgeous addition to your home OR as the perfect gift.
|Canon PIXMA MG7720||Canon PIXMA MG6820||Canon PIXMA MG5720|
|ISO Print Speed (up to) (8,9)||4 inches x 6 inches Borderless Photo: Approx. 21 seconds ESAT (Black): Approx. 15.0 ipm ESAT (Color): Approx 10.0 ipm||4 inches x 6 inches Borderless Photo: Approx. 41 seconds ESAT (Black): Approx. 15.0 ipm ESAT (Color): Approx 9.7 ipm||4 inches x 6 inches Borderless Photo: Approx. 41 seconds ESAT (Black): Approx. 12.6 ipm ESAT (Color): Approx 9.0 ipm|
|Print Resolution (up to) (11)||Color: Up to 9600 x 2400 dpi / Pigment Black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi||Color: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi / Pigment Black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi||Color: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi / Pigment Black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi|
|Mobile/Tablet Device Printing||✓||✓||✓|
|Airprint(1) and Google Cloud Print (2)||✓||✓||✓|
|Print from Facebook, Instagram Twitter or Dropbox(6)||✓||✓||✓|
|Auto 2-sided Printing||✓||✓||✓|
|Connectivity||Wireless, Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet, Memory Card Slots, NFC (PIXMA Touch & Print), Wireless Pictbridge||Wireless, Hi-Speed USB, Memory Card Slots, Wireless Pictbridge||Wireless, Hi-Speed USB, Wireless Pictbridge|
|LCD Display||3.5 inch Touchscreen||3.0 inch Touchscreen||2.5 inches|
|Paper Tray Capacity||Lower Cassette: 125 Sheets Plain Paper / Upper Cassette: 20 Sheets Photo Paper 4” x 6” or 10 Sheets Photo Paper 5” x 7”||100 Sheets Plain Paper or 20 Sheets of 4”x 6” Photo Paper||100 Sheets Plain Paper or 20 Sheets of 4”x 6” Photo Paper|
|Inks||6 Individual Inks||5 Individual Inks||5 Individual Inks|
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|Color||Black||Black & Silver||Black||Black/sienna||White|
|Connectivity Technology||Wi-Fi; Ethernet||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||USB; Wireless||USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Item Dimensions||14.60 x 17.20 x 5.90 inches||14.60 x 18.00 x 5.90 inches||14.90 x 14.20 x 5.60 inches||19.40 x 9.10 x 15.60 inches||14.70 x 12.60 x 5.60 inches|
|Item Weight||17.40 lbs||14.00 lbs||—||25.70 lbs||—|
|Maximum Print Speed (Black and White)||15 pages per minute||15.00||15 pages per minute||15 pages per minute||15 pages per minute|
|Maximum Media Size||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch|
|Operating System||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac||—||Windows, Mac||—|
|Print media||Paper (plain), Envelopes||Glossy photo paper||Glossy photo paper||Paper (plain)||Paper (plain), Envelopes|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11bgn||802.11bgn||—||802.11bgn||—|
Wireless All-In-One Small Printer with Scanner and Copier: Mobile and Tablet Printing with Air print and Google Cloud Print compatible
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I then went to hunt the ink down and found that the 4 pack of ink was the same cost of one low capacity HP cartridge. Again, I was sold.
I get the printer delivered, and for grins, I went outside and took a photo with my phone of my Mustang GT in full sunlight. Came inside, installed the app to print to the printer from my phone using the glossy photo paper I had bought before the printer arrived. As it is printing, I am expecting a mediocre at best photo to be expelled from the printer. Let me tell you, the photo that came out of that $155 printer was sickeningly beautiful. It showed the shine of my car like I had never expected. The reflection of the spotted Northwest clouds in the sky darn near looked like they were painted on my hood. I only wish I could show that photo here in all of its glory. Everyone would buy this printer. If I were to have that photo printed out at a photo shop, I highly doubt anyone would be able to tell the difference.
I have had this printer for almost two months now and I am still on the original 6 ink cartridges it came with. Now, mind you, I print everything now knowing how inexpensive each print is now costing me and I have two school age children who both print things for school at least once weekly. This printer does have 6 ink cartridges. You only replace the cartridge that is out of ink. Not the entire thing like for an HP.
The only drawback I see is the small amount of paper it holds. Very very small drawback. Reloading paper takes about 10 seconds. Plus, IMO, I would rather the low profile of the printer opposed to a 200 page paper receiver.
You will not regret owning this printer.
1. Inexpensive unit
2. Inexpensive Ink
3. Amazing photo quality printing
4. Great longevity of ink cartridges
5. Very easy setup to LAN/WAN, phones, tablets, etc. (To print from a phone or tablet you need to download the app from the app store)
1. Small capacity paper/photo paper tray. (We all can afford the time to refill the darn paper tray)
This is the new top-of-the-line for the Canon MG PIXMA line with a lot of bang for the buck. This is the Fall 2015 replacement for the MG7520 (which was the Fall 2014 replacement for the MG7120).
This model will get you the BEST QUALITY PHOTOS from Canon without jumping into their PRO-1/PRO-10/PRO-100 models, whilst giving very strong text performance for an inkjet.
Compared to the MG7520 that it is replacing, the MG7720 has:
(1) New INKS (PGI-270, CLI-271) including a DARKER BLACK and a DEEPER (aka brighter/"redder") RED (magenta). For art, logos, decorative text, etc. the red will be BRIGHTER, more vivid. This ink's red is an effort to bring some of the photo magenta ink benefits from the PRO series to the single red cartridge. The red in a photo of a flag is more colorful, a bit less dull, for example.
(2) MOPRIA for android 4.4+ devices to greatly improve printing web pages from cell phones and tablets (you can print from Apple mobile devices (iOS), too, of course, however this improvement is only relevant to android devices)
(3) The NFC-enabled direct printing from cell phone or tablet now works at slightly greater distance (inches) and more reliably
The other 2 new MG PIXMA printers MG6820 and MG5720, though slower and lower resolution with photos and less features than the MG7720, the photo quality, photo speed, and value are excellent for THE PRICE RANGE. However, I suggest spending a bit more to get the MG7720 (or its predecessor MG7520). It is the only one of the 3 new MG models with ETHERNET, the GRAY color, a paper cassette TRAY to keep paper flat and covered, CD/DVD printing, 110% faster photos, and 9600x2400 dpi color.
Note that if you also need an ADF (automatic document feeder) or a built-in fax look at the MX printers instead of the MG ones among the Canon models.
Note that some commenters said the printer shakes a lot. I tried text, photos, and pdfs at various quality settings and couldn't make it shake much. So if you get one that does, just exchange it they aren't supposed to.
(1) EXCELLENT PHOTO PRINTING. Photo printing, the bread and butter of the Canon PIXMA lines, is reviewed by reputable review publications as having great quality and speed for the price point, and the MG7720/MG7520 offer the best of the MG models with 1 picoliter color dot accuracy offering very high color resolution and the extra gray color. More on the higher resolution and the gray below.
(2) Has one more color, GRAY, than the other new MG6820 and MG5720 models have. GRAY is for improved black and white results and to better darken colors to get to a particular tone. Its predecessors MG7520/7120/MG6320/MG6220 also have gray.
Gray helps make more accurate SKIN TONE when it combines with red and helps with reflections when combined with black. It is up to the application doing the printing as to whether Gray is used. If you want to test the use of Gray and thus want to guarantee it uses Gray when beneficial, use the Canon utility for the test printing.
(3) Has an ETHERNET connection, allowing a solid, simple shared/network wired connection that stays up even when computers are down. Its predecessors MG7520/MG7120/MG6320/MG6220 have it too. Other MG models like the other new MG printers, the MG6820 and MG5720, do not.
(4) Has a CASSETTE TRAY keeping the paper flat and 125 sheets at 20# (not tested) or 80 sheets of the popular 24# (tested). The new MG6820 and MG5720 (and their predecessors MG6620/MG5620) do not, limiting them to 100 20# sheets. While keeping the paper flat may not technically matter, most folks will prefer the MG7720 (and its predecessors MG7520/MG7120) classic cassette design over bending the paper stack up when closing the printer, leaving the paper uncovered to collect dust, or putting the paper in each time it is needed.
(5) Is one of the few ink jet printers out there available in WHITE (as well as BLACK, red, and gold). The MG6320 just a few years ago started the white model option and it was a hit. This years white model is a little different in that the insides that show when the output tray comes down is white, as well (instead of black).
(6) Has a handy separate 4"x6" and 5"x7" PHOTO PAPER DRAWER at the front (like its predecessors MG7520/MG7120). So no more having to switch paper back and forth nor leaving photo paper in the main tray. The other new MG series printers MG6820 and MG5720 (or their predecessors MG6620/MG5620) do not have this separate drawer.
(7) ATTRACTIVE and FAIRLY COMPACT. The new MG series models (MG7720, MG6820, MG5720) and most of those built in the last few years (MG7520, MG7120, etc) are a bit SHORTER/squatter than the earlier generation's form factor (MG6220/MG5420/etc). This is a nicer form factor if on a desk or especially a shelf. The new design ditches the rear paper feed to help achieve its new shelf friendly design. Listed in a section below are some alternatives with rear/straight feed.
(8) The new PGI-270/CLI-271 ink tanks continue to optionally come in an XL SIZE now which can reduce the page cost significantly and all the new MG series models use them. The XL sized ink tanks option is a little over 3 years old now. The PGI-270/CLI-271 inks are the same formula as the earlier model's ink (according to support) except for the blackand magenta dye inks.
(9) New INKS (PGI-270, CLI-271) including a DARKER BLACK and a DEEPER (aka brighter/"redder") RED (magenta) for all the new MG models (MG7720, MG6820, MG5720) than the last generation of ink for Canon MG PIXMA printers. For art, logos, decorative text, etc. the red will be BRIGHTER, more vivid. This ink's red is an effort to bring some of the photo magenta ink benefits from the PRO series to the single red cartridge
(10) For copying/scanning the TOP COMES OFF just like its predecessors MG7520/MG7120/MG6320 and the other 2 new MG models MG6820 and MG5720. There is also plenty of room without having to take the top off for smaller books and magazines. Just a few generations ago (MG6220,etc.) they didn't have a removable top. The top is a bit TOUGHER TO TAKE OFF than with its immediate predecessors.
(11) A leading consumer magazine over the years showed in charts that many of the PIXMA printers did TEXT very well for consumer inkjets. The MG7520 (and the 2 new ones MG6820/MG5720 and the recent older MG7520/MG6620/MG5620 models) have 2x more black ink nozzles than their predecessors the MG6220/MG5320 models. This allows greater BLACK DOT ACCURACY and more efficient use of black ink. All 3 new MG PIXMA printers including this one can do 600x600 dpi BLACK TEXT.
While MG PIXMA inkjet printers do great photos and text for consumer inkjet printers, if you need resume quality text get a little laser printer, too. A 600x600 laser printer can do text better than a 600x600 inkjet, for example. Laser printers offer superb text quality, much faster printing, and lower page cost.
- Example: Samsung Xpress SL-M2835DW/XAA Wireless Monochrome Printer
(12) The MG7720 prints at a very high COLOR RESOLUTION of 9600x2400 dpi (dots/inch). This is great if you use special paper like Canon Paper Plus Glossy II and have high resolution source material, just remember to set print quality HIGH and hit the GLOSSY paper setting. The other 2 new MG printers (MG6820/MG5720) do 4800x1200 dpi color, however that should meet most needs. The MG7520's predecessors MG7120 and MG6320 also had 9600x2400 dpi.
(13) The MG7720 has an SD CARD SLOT (like the new MG6820 but not the new MG5720). It also takes Memory Stick Duo/ProDuo/Micro, SDHC/miniSD/miniSDHC/microSD/microSDHC.
None of the newer MG models including the MG7720 have a CF nor MMC card slot anymore. The MG7120 STILL HAS CF and MMC memory card slots if you need them on it. One can always put them in a computer and print to the MG7720, of course.
(14) The MG7720 (and its MG7520 predecessor) are the only MG series printers with NFC (Near Field Communication), whereby an NFC-enabled cell phone or tablet can print something like a photo by being within 2" or so of the printer. This is not the usual wireless printing, it is the same technology used to detect if two cell phones are bumped together. The MG7720 NFC is considered much better than the MG7520 NFC implementation.
(15) The touch screen content-sensitive interfaces get rave reviews, though I found the old interface of the older models like the MG6220 just as easy. However the unanimity of positive reviews for it suggests it really is better for many.
(16) The MG7720 has an Access Point Mode which allows direct printing to the printer without need for a wireless router. Of course all these printers can print using a wireless router.
(17) The MG7720 (and MG7520/MG7120 predecessors) allow you to print directly on a DVD or CD. The other new MG printers MG6820 and MG5720 do not.
(18) With 10+ years of having a number of their products I have always found Canon to have great technical support and customer service, which for U.S. customers appears to be based out of Maryland and Virginia.
- Like its predecessors (MG7520/MG7120), and like the other 2 new MG printers (MG6820/MG5720), it will AUTOMATICALLY TURN ITSELF ON when a print request is sent. This was a new feature as of the MG7120 generation which is roughly 2 years ago. You can also set it to auto shut-off after some time.
- All 3 new MG7520/MG6620/MG5520 are FAIRLY QUIET. Two generations ago (MG7120) there has been a grinding sound that happens a bit over a minute after start up, now you can mostly only hear the printer when printing and upon shutting down.
- The MG7720 of course does regular wireless printing (in addition to NFC noted above), either VIA WIRELESS ROUTER like most set-ups or with some set-up wireless DIRECTLY TO THE PRINTER via Access Point mode (this is different than NFC).
- The MG7720 continues to allow you to print directly from Flickr, Picasa, Canon Image Gateway, DropBox, Evernote, Google Cloud Print, Facebook, Twitter, and others. For some you may need to download apps to the printer.
- I am leaving out a laundry list of features and specifications you can read on the Canon site to keep the review focused on the big defining features/differences of this model.
- This is new (Aug. 2015) and as such can be expected to have more issues than after some time passes. On the other hand, this may just be (and appears to be) an incremental modification to the MG7520 and so may not have this issue as much.
- The new ink cartridges might be hard to find for a while, especially right after holiday sales season.
- NO BUILT-IN FAX, if this is important to you in an all-in-one. Perhaps you want to get a dedicated fax machine of your choosing near a phone line anyways, however if you are looking for a built-in fax the MX series such as the MX922/MX892 printers have one.
- NO ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), if this is important to you in an all-in-one. The MX series such as the MX922/MX892 printers have them.
- No straight paper path. If this is important to you, consider the rear-feeding models like the MX892 listed in a section below. Keep in mind that the MG7720 certified paper weight for non-Canon paper is still 17#-28# and for the straight-path MX892 it is 17#-30#, so not that much difference. Even the old MG6220 rear feed recommendation maxed out at 28# certified. For Canon Genuine Paper the MG7720 is certified up to 96#.
- You cannot have Ethernet LAN wired printing and wireless printing activated at the same time. You can have USB connection to one computer and wireless at same time. Obviously this isn't a big deal for most but I thought I should note it.
- Their technical support, located in the U.S. for U.S. customers, is excellent and closes fairly late at 10P EST. It is closed on weekends.
NEW MODEL NUMBERS CONFUSION
(as of late 2014):
(Most folks can skip this section)
Replacing one of the popular MG5320/MG5420 or MG6220/MG6320 printers of a few generations ago?
The MG7720 predecessors in order are MG7520, MG7120, MG6320, and MG6220, all which had Ethernet, Gray ink, highest color printing resolution, and were all the top-of-the line models of the MG series at their time.
All the 60000 series models (ex: MG6620) after the MG6320 don't have Ethernet nor Gray ink, are missing top-of-the line printing resolution among the MG models, and other features. Basically starting at MG6420 the 6000 series took a big step backwards feature-wise and the then new 7000 series took the mantle of top-of-the-line for the MG printers.
I suggest the MG7720 to replace the popular MG5320/MG5420 or MG6220/MG6320 of a few generations ago in order to retain all their best features and specifications, instead of the other new ones MG6820/MG5720, despite their model numbers.
SUGGESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
(1) See below consideration to set it to not automatically shut-off to reduce ink wastage.
(2) To save on ink, don't use "Grayscale" in printer settings when printing black & white output unless color accuracy of the shades of black is far more important than ink conservation. If you set for Grayscale, black output will mix the 3 colors and gray to get shades of black.
(3) Use Canon paper like Photo Plus Glossy II when you need optimal results with their ink, and test matte vs. glossy. Matte is much less expensive and may meet most of your needs, even though the glossy is often considered a better final result. Let me know in comments if anyone finds a comparable quality and yet significantly less costly photo paper for this printer, I'd like to test it out.
(4) If photo printing at high quality and want to use the MG7720's highest resolution, consider using at least Canon Paper Plus Glossy II. This appears to be something of a standard among Canon tech support for display photos and is what Canon uses for photo display samples at stores. The gloss gives a cleaner image with sharper color. An alternative, Canon Pro Platinum paper, adds many more years to a photo. In the end it is a personal preference, some people prefer semi-gloss or matte for some images or artwork.
(5) When using quality glossy paper/sheets, LET SHEETS DRY after photo printing at least 15+ MINUTES when using dye-based inks like most inkjet printers do at this price range. If you can, let them dry exposed to open air for 24 hours unstacked, but stacked with plain paper between them will work too. Don't let them sit there stacked up in the output bin since they won't be perfectly stacked naturally, causing the ink to dry differently in different places on the photo. Don't use an air dryer or of course sunlight to dry them.
(6) Make sure the source image is high resolution, for example some scans of some photos may not produce enough resolution to give us a source with a lot of resolution to print from. A scan from a negative most often will.
(7) When printing black & white, for example text, consider choosing the HIGH QUALITY setting (and perhaps set it as the default) in the printer page set-up, it really makes a difference (though it is slower and uses more ink).
(8) The Canon site has lots of easy to find product comparison information for these inkjets, consider reviewing it before committing to a model. There are sometimes errors of omission suggesting differences that are not there, if important you may want to double-check with Canon.
(9) In case of POWER OUTAGE, it is sometimes necessary to unplug it for A FEW MINUTES and then plug it back in. This allows capacitor discharge. Thanks to Karen for the heads up on this in a comment.
(10) Another reviewer "G. Stewart" (for a predecessor model) found the solution to getting Avery labels to print on MG printers that have trouble with them is to peel off the label at the top of the Avery label sheet.
(11) Another reviewer "Technically Proficient" (for a predecessor model) found that printing directly to DVDs/CDs took finding better quality DVD's to write on. So if you have issues try switching disc types.
(12) As soon as you can after getting your printer, print samples of full color, b&w, borderless photos, print on a DVD if that's important to you, etc. Determine if you have a lemon before you get too busy with other things so you can exchange for a good one while it is easy to do. These are complicated machines with lots of parts.
Anyone researching Ink Jet Printers will likely be concerned about ink costs. Here are 6 things you can do to mitigate this with the MG7720:
- Buy the XL versions of the ink, this is supposed to reduce the cost per color page to a very competitive 13-14 cents per page (vs. 16-19 cents). I've seen reputable reviewers put the cost as low as 9-12 cents per color page, so the full real world range might be 9-14 cents per reasonably covered color page depending on many factors.
- As referred to above, don't choose to print Grayscale if printing black and white, unless color reproduction accuracy of shades of black is far more important than ink conservation for that printout.
- Turn off the automatic shut-off. Standby mode uses 1.0W, so on standby even all year uses around 9kWh/yr., so around $1/yr depending on where you live. This can help lessen the number of ink using cleaning routines upon shutdown.
- Avoid printing pages with solid or heavily colored background in color when possible.
- Some fonts use 20-40% less ink than others. According to a leading consumer magazine, Times uses much less than Arial which uses much less than Calibri, for example.
- Draft quality mode uses less ink than Standard (and is faster), and of course both use less ink than High quality mode. Note that text is much sharper at high quality.
- When it says it is out of ink but you can't tell which of the blinking cartridges is truly empty, use a kitchen scale that handles grams or hundredths of an ounce to find which is lightest/emptiest.
NOTE #1: If there is no printing or cleaning routine at least once a month or so, run a cleaning routine or unplug and plug it back in to force it to once a month or so to keep the nozzles unclogged. If they clog up talk to Canon support for what is often an easy solution.
NOTE #2: The MG6220, 4 quick generations back from the MG7720 (MG7720 -> MG7520 -> MG7120 -> MG6320 -> MG6220), had a low ink early warning bug. For example, when I take ink from a MG5320 and put it in a MG6220, the low ink warning bars show the ink as vastly lower. This helps EXAGGERATE THE APPEARANCE OF HIGH INK USAGE. Actual ink usage of inkjet printers is high enough that this bug was pretty unwelcome. If it wasn't for a leading consumer magazine's highest photo quality rating for all-in-ones and their estimated page cost that wasn't crazy, and lots of other favorable reviews, I think this bug could have been much worse for MG6220 sales. This might make you feel better about MG7520's past lineage ink usage wise.
NOTE #3: Gray goes at a much different rate than the other colors, thus you wouldn't want to measure average speed of ink usage based on gray.
NOTE #4: Just an informative, probably not very useful factoid :). This model range of Canon inkjet doesn't do a big cleaning/purging after it prints, you are usually hearing head realignment. However, if you UNPLUG AND PLUG the printer it is supposed to force it to "prime the head" to keep the ink from clogging the print head and this uses a little ink (even for B&W). Just turning it off and on usually won't force this.
INK USAGE CANON DATASHEET:
As it is pretty difficult to find, here below is Canon's published Page Yield per Document numbers (I rounded a little) for the MG7720. It is the same as for its predecessors the MG7520, MG7120 and MG6320.
I'm not sure how much of the difference between these numbers and users experience is due to the minute or so cleaning routine, difference between test and real world usage, etc.
Here at least you can see real world expected usage ratio between standard and XL cartridges and compare to costs to determine the better value.
Mixed Text/Graphics Page Yield results. I assume they are still testing with A4/Letter, Plain Paper, Adobe Reader 10, ISO/IEC24711 Test Method, ISO/IEC24712 Test Pattern, however I don't know (note: figures rounded):
PGI-270 PGBK __ 300 pages
CLI-271 BK ____ 1,100
CLI-271 GY ______ 780
CLI-271 C _______ 300
CLI-271 M _______ 300
CLI-271 Y _______ 300
PGI-270XL PGBK __ 500 pages
CLI-271XL BK ___ 4,400
CLI-271XL GY ___ 3,300
CLI-271XL C ______ 650
CLI-271XL M ______ 650
CLI-271XL Y ______ 650
Color Photos, 4"x6":
PGI-270 PGBK __ 3,000 pages (barely used for photos)
CLI-271 BK ______ 400
CLI-271 GY ______ 125
CLI-271 C _______ 170
CLI-271 M _______ 180
CLI-271 Y _______ 160
PGI-270XL PGBK __ 3,900 pages (barely used for photos)
CLI-271XL BK ______ 900
CLI-271XL GY ______ 300
CLI-271XL C _______ 370
CLI-271XL M _______ 400
CLI-271XL Y _______ 330
HOW MANY SHEETS DOES IT HOLD?:
- 80 sheets of the popular 24# ink jet paper (tested).
- Supposed to hold 125 sheets of 20# (not tested). This is what most copier paper is. Some cheaper 20# has LOOSER FIBERS which is NOT AS INKJET FRIENDLY, I'd stick to paper with a surface designed for ink jets, which is usually also 24#. Of course, specialty Canon papers for photos or line art for inkjets are heavier (45#-93#).
- If using 28# paper, expect less than 80 sheets to fit, of course. Sheets whose surface is designed for laser writers are often also 28#.
For folks not as familiar with printers, I created this section to help delineate when you CLEARLY DON'T want a Canon ink jet printer in the popular MG Series 5420/5520/5620/6210/6220/6320/6420/6620/7120/7520/7720/82XX model range at all. Perhaps it may help you find a good starting point to meet your needs.
YOU ARE ALL ABOUT PHOTOS, CAN
SPEND HUNDREDS MORE, WANT TO
BE ABLE TO MAKE BIGGER PHOTOS
OR ART, AND DON'T CARE ABOUT
COPY, SCAN, ETC:
Consider checking these:
(per a leading consumer magazine and reviews)
- Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II
- Canon Pixma Pro1
- Canon Pixma Pro10
- Canon Pixma Pro100
- Epson Stylus R2000
YOU CAN SPEND HUNDREDS MORE AND
WANT THE LEAST EXPENSIVE PRINTER
OPTION THAT CAN MAKE PHOTOS A STEP
UP FROM THE MG7720
(per leading professional reviews)
- Canon Pixma Pro10 (this is much debated, of course)
YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT PHOTO QUALITY,
YOU WANT ETHERNET, SHARP B&W TEXT,
GREAT SPEED, AND LOWER PRINT COSTS
Consider checking out these laser
printers as a starting point:
(per a leading consumer magazine or reviews)
- Samsung Xpress M2835DW
- Brother HL-L2340DW
- HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n/M401dne
- Samsung Multifunction Xpress SL-M2885FW/XAA
- Canon imageCLASS MF216n/MF229dw
YOU CARE ABOUT PHOTO QUALITY, DON'T
CARE ABOUT GRAY, WANT ETHERNET, AND
WANT FAX BUILT-IN AND/OR AUTOMATIC
Consider checking these:
- Canon MX922
- Canon MX892
YOU DONT CARE ABOUT PHOTOS OR GRAY,
WANT ETHERNET, WANT FAX BUILT-IN
AND/OR AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT FEEDER,
CARE ALOT ABOUT FIRST PAGE SPEED
AND COLOR PRINT SPEED, WANT BIG
PAPER CASSETTE, FASTER COPYING.
DONT MIND IF BIG. DONT NEED
PHOTO HIGH SCANNING RESOLUTION.
This description above is the non-photo
small office (soho) market, there are
many choices in inkjet and laser. With
no need for quality photos, photo level
scanning, nor size/appearance concerns,
the door is open to focus on business
- Example: Canon Maxify MB5320
- Many models to meet many business needs
YOU CARE ABOUT PHOTO QUALITY AND
CARE GREATLY ABOUT STRAIGHT/REAR
PAPER FEED BUT DON'T NEED TO
SPEND FOR A PRO-100/10/1
- Canon MX892 (released 2012)
- Canon MG6220/MG5320 (released 2011)
- Canon IP8720 (released 2014)
- Canon IX6820 (released 2014)
Hope that helps someone :).
SPECIAL SECTION (most folks can skip)
WHAT DO PRO PHOTO PRINTERS
HAVE THAT MG7720 DOESN'T?:
MG7720 is a top-of-the-line printer for
consumer/SOHO level photo printing. For
more money the world of Pro Photo Canon
and Epson printers opens up. Let's look at
what that gets us that the MG7720 can't.
(1) Additional ink cartridges of secondary light
(diluted) versions of the primary colors give us
more seamless transitions from light to dark
areas giving us SUBTLE HIGHLIGHT DETAIL
without seeing the dots.
(2) Additional ink cartridges with more dilutions
(lightness) of black and gray for black and
white photos with LESS COLOR SHIFT
("metameric failure") as you look at photos
under different lights.
(3) Additional ink cartridges better suited for glossy
paper finishes. This is what the "Photo" versions of
the ink cartridges excel at. Note that when switching
from Matte<-->Glossy printing there is often a lot of
ink waste due to head cleaning.
(4) Some offer PIGMENT based color ink for
photo STABILITY/longevity such as more FADE
RESISTANCE (including less color shift) and
WATER/humidity RESISTANCE than with the
dye-based inks. It is the clear long-term archival
winner, though dye inks like those for the MG7720
have come a long way in this regard.
Pigment based inks also don't require the same
kind of sheet drying time after printing that dye
based inks do.
Note: Dye based inks for their part often offer
much faster printing, and sometimes more vivid,
bold coloring. Dye based inks used to have a
clear advantage in color gamut (range of saturation
and hues) and metameric failure (color shift due to
light source spectral component and color temp
differences), however this is often not the case
anymore, depending on brand, age of model, etc.
(5) Pro level printers often offer the ability to use
thicker, HEAVIER FINE ARTS PAPER.
(6) Pro level printers sometimes cost much less
to print per similar page, often significantly less
the larger the cartridge. These lower print prices
are likely due to competition by price-sensitive
commercial enterprises. If you print a great deal,
the difference can pay for the printer.
(7) 13" and 17" wide printing is common with the
pro level photo printers. Some pro printers even
have paper roll holders on their back to handle
printing on paper rolls.
Hope that helps those wondering what they might
get from spending more for pro level printers.
Top reviews from other countries
Sin embargo, al menos en México, los cartuchos no se encuentran. Y si los quieres comprar por Amazon u alguna otra pagina de ventas en linea son extremadamente caros.
Es ridículo que comprar un paquete de cartuchos originales te salga casi tan costoso como comprar otra impresora nueva.
La otra opción es comprar cartuchos genéricos, aunque los costos de envió son muy elevados, tardan meses en llegar y la calidad no es la mejor.