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Canon PIXMA TR4520-The best photo printing quality

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is a very good printer, best suited for family use. This fairly small and compact printer uses a unique color ink cartridge and has great color accuracy for photo printing. However, it does not produce a large number of black and color pages before it runs out of ink and prints even very slowly. Its 2-line Full Dot Matrix LCD display can be frustrating for some, as it can be hard to see clearly if you’re not at the right angle and its interface can be difficult to navigate.
The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is good for photo printing. The color accuracy is decent and the photo print quality is impressive, as the colors are vibrant and full of detail. Unfortunately, due to its poor color page performance, it is expensive to print over time if you print many photos.Canon PIXMA TR4520 PrinterThe Canon PIXMA TR4520 has disappointing construction. While the scanner cover can be lifted slightly to accommodate thicker items such as chargers, part of the lid is the output tray and the cards can move as you lift it. The paper inbox is also quite small and if you want to keep the paper inside the printer, it must be kept open. If you have a paper jam, you need to lift the back of the printer or set it aside to get there. Ink cartridges can only be accessed when the printer is turned on, and if you need to change it in the middle of a print job, the output tray may become insarcive if you have a lot of paper.
The Canon PIXMA TR4520 has decent color accuracy. While it shouldn’t be a deaplicator for those who print casual documents with a splash of color, users who need more accurate color accuracy may find the results disappointing, especially when compared to their source file.

The cost per print of the Canon TR4520 is disappointing. While cartridges are reasonably priced, the black ink cartridge can exhale pretty quickly, and if you always replace it, you can add up in the long run. The color cartridge is a little more convenient, but since it includes all the colors in a unit, when you run out of color, it has to replace the entire cartridge, which can also become expensive in the long run. Canon also does not offer an ink subscription. If you want a printer with a lower cost prepress, see Brother MFC-J497DW.Canon PIXMA TR4520 Printer

Note that even if you only print in black, most inkjet printers continue to use the color cartridge for maintenance, so you may need to replace it over time.Photo:Canon
The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is deficient for use at home. You run out of black ink pretty quickly and you may need to replace the cartridge more often. It is also extremely slow to print black text documents, which is not great when you have many pages that need to be printed. It has an automatic document feeder to speed up scanning or copying, but two-sided documents must be done manually. It also has an integrated fax.

Printer
Print Speed (up to) 4″ x 6″ Photo: Approx. 70.0 Seconds (Borderless)
Black:ESAT Approx. 8.8 ipm
Color:ESAT Approx. 4.4 ipm
Number of Nozzles Color: 960 / Pigment Black: 320 / Total: 1,280
Print Resolution (Up to) Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Ink Compatibility INK TYPE
PG-245/PG-243 Pigment Black Ink
CL-246/CL-244 Dye Based Inks

INK TANK & FILL VOLUME
PG-245 Black    8.9 ml (Std.)     |     12.0 ml (XL)
CL-246 Color     9.0 ml (Std.)     |     13.0 ml (XL)
PG-243 Black    5.6 ml
CL-244 Color    6.2 ml

Paper Sizes
  • 4″ x 6″
  • 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: Greeting Cards,T-Shirt Transfers, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Printer Features AirPrint2, Auto 2-Sided (Duplex) Printing, Borderless Printing , Canon PRINT app3, Document Printing, Easy-PhotoPrint Editor Software/app8, Google Cloud Print ,Greeting Cards, Message In Print, Mopria Print Service, Photo Printing, PIXMA Cloud Link, Template Print, Wireless Printing1
Paper Handling Front Paper Cassette: 100 Sheets of Plain Paper OR 20 Sheets of 4″ x 6″ / 10 Sheets of 5″ x 7″ Photo Paper
Copier
Copy Speed (up to) FCOT (Color): Approx. 27 seconds
Document Feeder Capacity: 20 Sheets of Plain Paper / 5 Sheets of Legal Size Paper
Copy Features 4-on-1/2-on-1 Copy, Auto Document Feeder (ADF), Auto Exposure (AE) Copy, Borderless Copy, Collated Copy (ADF Only), Document Removal Reminder, Fit-to-Page, Frame Erase Copy (Flatbed Only), ID Card Copy, Multiple Copy (Up To 99 Pages), Preset Copy Ratio, Reduction/Enlargement (25% – 400%), Standard Copy, Two Sided Copy
Scanner
Scanner Type Flatbed & ADF (Auto Document Feeder)
Scanning Element Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Max. Resolutions Optical:Flatbed: 600 x 1200 dpi (Optical)14
ADF: 600 x 600 dpi (Optical)14
Scanner Features Auto Document Feeder (ADF), Auto Scan Mode13, Document Removal Reminder, Save to PC, Scan to Canon PRINT App3, Multi-Page PDF, Wireless Scanning1
Color Depth 16-bit Internal (Per RGB Channel)
8-bit External (Per RGB Channel)
Max. Document Size Flatbed: 8.5″ x 11.7″ (Letter/A4)
ADF: 8.5″ x 14.0″ (Legal)
Fax
Modem Speed Up to 33.6 Kbps (Super G3 Color Fax)
Transmission Speed (approx.) Black: Approx. 3 Seconds per Page
Color: Approx. 60 Seconds (1 Minute) per Page
Memory Capacity Approx. 50 Pages
Group Dialing 19 Locations
Fax Features Answering Machine Connectivity, Caller Rejection, Check RX Fax Info., Dial Search, Double Sided Printing (Fax Images), Extra Fine Mode, Fax Reception Reject, Fax Number Re-Entry, Memory Transmission, Redial, Remote Reception
General
Other Features Full Dot Matrix LCD, Auto Power On/Off, Canon PRINT app3, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM18, Document Removal Reminder, Energy Star® Certified, FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) Cartridge, Hybrid Ink System, PIXMA Cloud Link3, Quiet Mode, Wireless Connect6
OS Compatibility Windows:20 Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1
Mac:21 Mac OS® X v10.10.5 – macOS v10.13 (High Sierra)
Mobile Operating Systems:22 iOS®, Android™, Windows 10 Mobile, and Fire OS (Amazon Fire) devices23
Standard Interface Hi-Speed USB
Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n wireless networking, 2.4 GHz)
Software Included (WINDOWS20/MAC21)
PIXMA TR4520 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer Driver
Scan Utility (Win/Mac)  / Scan Utility Lite (Mac Only)
Easy-PhotoPrint Editor Software
Master Setup
My Printer (Windows Only)
Quick Menu
Dimension (W x D x H) (Closed) 17.2″ (W) x 11.7″ (D) x 7.5″ (H)
(Paper Installed) 17.2″ (W) x 16.2″ (D) x 7.5″ (H)
Weight 13.0 lbs.
Warranty 1-Year Limited Warranty with InstantExchange Program
SMART ASSISTANT & AUTOMATION SUPPORT Amazon Alexa™ (Native Support)
Google Assistant™ (Using IFTTT)
IFTTT (IF This Then That) Support
MOBILE APPS (iOS®/ ANDROID™) Canon PRINT app
Easy-PhotoPrint Editor app
Message In Print app