Assessment: Canon Pixma G3000 is pricey, however justifies the worth


Canon’s newest inkjet printer, the Pixma G3000 ( 16,795), seems like every other inkjet multi-function printer with a flatbed scanner on the high. What separates it from the remaining is the built-in ink tank that may maintain extra ink than a standard ink cartridge. The attention-grabbing half is that the tank isn’t positioned on the facet however inside the printer’s foremost physique on the entrance panel. This retains the printer’s dimension in verify. It’s 445mm large and 163mm excessive. Nevertheless, it weighs about 5.8kg. To refill, you could raise the printer’s high cowl and open the ink tanks. The ink tanks are clear, so you may view the ink standing any time.

A number of wi-fi printing choices

When the printer isn’t in use, the auto sleep mode turns it off to forestall energy consumption. It could actually swap on by itself if you give the print command. It helps all Wi-Fi networks, permitting customers to take print-outs from any Wi-Fi-ready smartphone, pill or PC on the identical community. Even in case you are not on the identical community, you may nonetheless take printouts by your smartphone. All you want is a Canon Selphy app and the printer will arrange a non-public wi-fi community to attach with the cellphone. Nevertheless, it lacks an Ethernet port.

A mixture of high quality and excessive yield

The Pixma G3000 can print color and black-and-white paperwork and photographs of 4×6 inches on A4-sized sheets. It has a most print decision of 4800x1200dpi. Printing a color picture on a shiny A4 sheet in commonplace mode takes 2 minutes 20 seconds, which is spectacular by the requirements of a color inkjet printer. Printing a color doc (a typical net web page) with photographs and textual content takes simply 25 seconds. Printing the identical doc in black and white takes 8 seconds, which is once more good. It additionally helps auto Duplex mode, which suggests you may print on each side of the web page.

It’s not simply the pace at which the printer excels. It could actually flip in high-quality print-outs with wealthy black ranges in text-based prints and wealthy colors and shades in color print-outs. It comes with a set of modifying instruments referred to as My Picture Backyard that lets you improve the image high quality or sure features in a picture like face sharpener, crimson eye correction, add filters, add or improve smooth focus and even regulate sharpness, distinction and brightness.

A totally stuffed black ink tank can take out as many as 6,000 prints, whereas the three color ink tanks—cyan, yellow and magenta—can put out 7,000 prints. That is way more than any ink cartridge-based printer, which may handle not various hundred prints at a time. Each new color refill comes for 499, which is sort of inexpensive.

It could actually scan at 1200x600dpi, which is typical for many multi-function printers at this worth.


The paper tray is on the again and comes with adjustable sliders for alignment. It could actually maintain 100 sheets at a time which is commonplace for a typical inkjet printer. What we didn’t like is that when the tray is open, it inclines backwards. Meaning you have to some area behind the Pixma G3000 for it to work correctly. The management panel features a vertical line of buttons and features a energy button, wi-fi with LED indicators. What makes it very easy to make use of is the high-capacity ink tanks, which make sure you don’t have to alter the cartridges often. The ink tanks are lined by a plastic lid: simply raise the highest and you may fill ink in them by ink bottles. These ink bottles are uniquely designed so that you gained’t spill a single drop of ink whereas refilling.


G3000 not simply ensures that you simply don’t have to fret about altering ink often, but additionally gives all the trendy printing options and modes {that a} person expects from a house printer. The worth does appear a bit excessive, however that’s principally the upfront price, as a result of the price of printing will even out the preliminary price. In case you need one thing that appears much more fashionable, is extra compact, has barely higher web page yield and gives extra options equivalent to electronic mail printing at a lower cost, check out the HP DeskJet GT5820 ( 13,500).

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