All-in-one inkjet printer review – Canon PIXMA TS8220

Canon PIXMA TS8220

The Canon PIXMA TS8220 is a excellent all-in-one inkjet printer for non-stop home use. Although it has already been replaced by its successor, the Canon PIXMA TS8320 still eclipses in some respects. It has an elegant design and its compact size is suitable for small spaces. Print large photos, has a decent color accuracy and its connectivity options are outstanding. The black ink cartridge runs out quite quickly, which means you need to replace it regularly; However, color cartridges can last much longer. Its printing speed is a little middling, as it can print photos very quickly, but it is slow in printing black and color documents. Unfortunately, the scanner is quite simple as it lacks an automatic document feeder, so it is not the best choice for those who need to scan long documents.

The Canon PIXMA TS8220 is an high-quality printer for students. It is relatively inexpensive to print in black and color, which is ideal for students on a tight budget. It has excellent connectivity options, including support for SD cards, and supports printing from mobile devices. Unfortunately, it takes a while to print the first page of a document, and it doesn’t get much faster after that.Canon PIXMA TS8220The Canon PIXMA TS8220 is a good family printer. It can print large photos full of bright colors and has a pretty decent color accuracy. Although it does not produce many black pages, its color page performance is much better and its overall cost per print is excellent. It has extensive connectivity options and is compatible with Canon’s outstanding mobile app.

The Canon PIXMA TS8220 is an incorrect printer for small or home offices. It doesn’t produce many black pages, so the black ink cartridge needs frequent replacement. That said, the performance of the color page is significantly better. Unfortunately, it is very slow in printing black and color documents, and the scanner lacks an automatic document feeder.Canon PIXMA TS8220

The Canon PIXMA TS8220 is a good printer for printing photos. The printed photos look great and the printer’s color accuracy is pretty decent. It can be printed on glossy photo paper and most sizes are supported, except for 2 x 3.” It has a great performance of the color page, so it is not too expensive to print over time. Also, print photos exceptionally fast.

The photo print quality of the Canon TS8220 is excellent. The colors look good and there is very little graininess, but there is a certain presence of color on the grayscale.Canon PIXMA TS8220

These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the captured image provided as the previous reference, which may not be representative of the printer’s photo print quality.Photo:Canon

Canon PIXMA TS8220 Specs:

Print Speed (up to)

4 x 6 Photo: Approx. 17 seconds (Borderless)
Black:ESAT Approx. 15 ipm
Color:ESAT Approx. 10.0 ipm

Number of Nozzles

Color: 5,632 / Pigment Black: 1,024 / Total: 6,656

Print Resolution (Up to)

Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi

Ink Compatibility

PGI-280 Pigment Black Ink
CLI-281 Dye Based Ink

PGI-280 PGBK: 11.2 ml (Std.) | 18.5 ml (XL) | 25.7 ml (XXL)
CLI-281 BK, C, M, Y, PB: 5.6 ml (Std.) | 8.3 ml (XL) | 11.7 ml (XXL)

Paper Sizes

3.5 x 3.5, 4 x 4, 4 x 6, 5 x 5, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, Letter,  Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes

Paper Compatibility

Plain: Plain Paper, Canon High Resolution Paper;
Super High Gloss: Photo Paper Pro Platinum;
Glossy: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Glossy;
Semi-Gloss: Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, Photo Paper Pro Luster;
Matte: Matte Photo Paper
Other: Fine Art Paper Support, Greeting Cards, Printable CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs , T-Shirt Transfers


Scanner Type


Scanning Element

Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Max. Resolutions

Optical:2400 x 4800 dpi (Optical)

Scanner Features

Auto Scan Mode, Attach to Email, Document Removal Reminder, Multi-Page PDF, Save to PC, Scan to Canon PRINT app 1, Wireless Scanning

Color Depth

16-bit Internal (Per RGB Channel)
8-bit External (Per RGB Channel)

Max. Document Size

8.5 x 11.7 (Letter/A4)

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