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Canon PIXMA G1520 and G550 Inktank Printers

The Canon PIXMA G1520 & G550 are two of the cheapest InkTank Printers on the market. The InkTank printers are also known as the MegaTank. Canon InkTank printers are known for slightly high upfront but low running costs with a full set of inks able print up to 8,000 4×6 size photos, currently costing just under £70 ex VAT. Are these more affordable MegaTank printers worth it?

Canon PIXMA G1520 InkTank Printer

Best Home Office InkTank Printer

The most affordable of the Canon InkTank range, the PIXMA G1520 is ideal for a home office, with a compact yet stylish build, CMYK setup and simple USB only connectivity.

  • Rear Feed paper tray
  • Print Only
  • Photo Printer
  • Six high yield ink Cartridges
  • Capable of up to 3,800 4×6″ Photo prints, 8,000 document prints.
  • Home Office and Photo printing support
  • USB And WiFi Connectivity
  • 2 Line LCD Dot Screen

Despite no Wireless connections and a dot-based display. Canon has adopted a simple, no-nonsense approach with the G1520 and keeping costs down for those printing occasionally, but wanting to save running costs with the ink bottles.

Canon PIXMA G550 InkTank Printer

Best Home InkTank Printer for Photos

On the outside, the PIXMA G550 shares a lot of similarities with the PIXMA G1520. A stylish, desk-sized build with a no-nonsense approach.

  • Rear Feed paper tray
  • Print Only
  • Photo Printer
  • Six high yield ink Cartridges
  • Capable of up to 3,800 4×6″ Photo prints, 8,000 document prints.
  • Home Office and Photo printing support
  • USB And WiFi Connectivity
  • 2 Line LCD Dot Screen

Designed with photos and graphics in mind. The PIXMA G550 has six inks, the standard Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Pigment-Black but with the new inclusion of a Red, and Grey to provide a wider colour gamut and enhance the Mono printing capability.

Having the additional inks allows this printer to rival the likes of middle-range Photo printers, from the Epson SureColor and Canon PIXMA ranges.

Verdict

These are two of the best and cheapest Canon InkTank printers covering the most basic needs from everyday home and office to photo printing.
 
What are your thoughts on the InkTank/MegaTank range from Canon? Are the ink bottles changing your printing habits with such affordable costs? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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