Gone are the days when a bulky printer is as common as a fax machine. Today’s printers are multifunctional, portable, and can perform more tasks than you could ever dream of. This is especially true for the Canon PIXMA TS5320 inkjet printer, which is considered to be one of the best printers in the market today. If you’re looking for a printer that can handle both personal and professional use, I think you should consider the Canon PIXMA TS5320. It’s been getting great reviews and will offer you tremendous value at an affordable price.
Canon is one of the most trusted names in printers. The fact that their machines come from a company with such a great reputation is reassuring in of itself. They have over 35 years in the business. When it comes to a printer, you’d want one that can provide high quality prints. In this Canon PIXMA TS5320 review, we’ll talk about this all-in-one wireless printer’s specs, features, and performance.
Canon PIXMA TS5320 Review
When you need the convenience, quality, and compatibility of wireless printing, the Canon PIXMA TS5320 is the all-in-one printer for your home or small office. It offers a broad selection of mobile and wireless printing solutions that help you print directly from mobile devices as well as social media sites. Fully compatible with Apple’s AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and Mopria technologies, the PIXMA TS5320 allows you to print your favorite photos and documents right away. You can do this either by wirelessly connecting the printer to your smartphone or tablet or via cloud services. All in all, if you’re looking for a printer that won’t cost you a fortune but will still be able to handle the majority of your printing needs, then the TS5320 would be a good printer to consider picking up.
Design & Build
With dimensions of 15.9″ long, 12.5″ wide, and 5.9″ high, the Canon PIXMA TS5320 printer weighs 13.8 pounds, about the same as its predecessor and approximately the same as the TS3320, although the former weighs approximately five pounds more. Also, it’s a bit smaller and lighter than Brother’s MFC-J497DW Business and Epson’s Expression Premium XP-6100, which is a bit more robust.
With two 100-sheet trays, this Canon holds up to 200 sheets more than the TS3320, which has a single 60-sheet tray. Additionally, the rear feeder can support up to 20 sheets of letter-sized photo paper. This is a large amount of capacity for an inkjet all-in-one. As well as offering an auto-duplexer, the TS5320 is capable of printing borderless photos up to letter size rather than stopping at 5 by 7 inches. Furthermore, Instagram’s 3.5-inch square and 5-inch square photo formats are supported.
There is a scanning bed and input tray on top of the TS5320. As the controls are positioned on the front, it looks sleek and clean. Several function buttons and a 1.44″ OLED display comprise the control panel. Despite this, the power button is covered with a thin gray bar. For new users, this may be confusing.
Print Quality & Speed
Canon PIXMA printers deliver excellent print quality, and the TS5320 is no different. Using this inkjet photo printer, you’ll be able to print highly detailed texts, graphics, and photos. It can print highly legible and well-shaped texts with a sharp dark tone. This printer also displays graphs and charts delineated in grayscale. Such functionality is useful for homework assignments for kids.
Specifically designed to meet the demands of photographers, this printer is a great choice for you. The TS5320 is a printer designed for photographs that can produce accurate, vivid, accurate detail with well-saturated colors. While the TS5320’s print quality cannot be compared to that of six-ink printers, it is an excellent photo printer for a reasonable price.
Is it important for you to buy a printer that prints at a fast speed? A good option to consider is the TS5320. TS3320 is able to print up to 6 pages per minute, while PIXMA TS5320 can print 13 pages per minute. For color simplex printing, the speed is reduced to 6.8 images per minute.
Unfortunately, this printer prints photos rather slowly. About 43 seconds are required for a borderless 4″ x 6″ photo. Larger photos require longer processing times. While it isn’t the fastest, the TS5320 isn’t the worst either.
The TS5320 features a front tray and rear tray, allowing the printer to hold more sheets. The 100-sheet front tray combined with a 100-sheet rear tray is more than enough for the home environment. The rear tray is also able to hold up to 20 sheets of letter-size photo paper.
Unlike other machines, this one can handle a variety of media, like photo paper, plain paper, photo paper glossy, matte photo paper, magnetic photo paper, and magnetic paper. You can use this printer to print homework, college papers, presentations, and creative projects. Using the Canon PIXMA TS5320, you can print on paper as big as 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches up to legal size.
Cartridges & Costs
A black and tri-color ink cartridge are required for the TS5320. The CL-261 for color ink is used alongside the PG-260 for black ink. With its High Yield, PG-260 comes with 14.3 ml, while standard PG-260 has 7.5ml. For example, the CL-261 color has a standard yield of 8.3 ml and a high yield of 12.2 ml.
Canon’s ChromaLife100 System protects your photographs to make them last longer. A photo album of this type has a lifespan of 100 years or 30 years when the photo is behind glass.
What about the cost of printing? Standard ink cartridges mean expensive page costs, as I’ve revealed in other reviews. Monochrome print costs about 7 cents per page on the TS5320. Color pages are 15 cents each. Printers with mega-tanks are better for frequent printing than those using traditional ink cartridges.
The printer offers several types of connectivity including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 for a single PC connection, as well as PictBridge Wireless so users can print directly from Canon cameras. You can use Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, or Canon Print app to print from mobile devices. With an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart speaker or a smartphone app, the TS5320 can be used to print and scan by voice.
You’ll receive Scan Utility & Lite and Easy PhotoPrint Editor Software with the software bundle. Using Easy PhotoPrint Editor for mobile devices lets you work on your photos without having to transfer them to a computer.
What We Like
- Overall pretty good print quality.
- Lightweight and small.
- Auto duplex printing.
- Letter-sized borderless prints.
- Strong compatibility with mobile devices
- Space-saving and stylish design
What We Don’t Like
- No ADF
- You can’t use SD cards or USB thumb drive
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Canon good printers?
Photo printing with Canon is arguably the best compared to other brands. They typically produce better color yields on their inkjet printers, making them more economical for printing photos. Moreover, they generally print better quality photos since even the most basic budget option can print high-quality photos.
Can you scan on a Canon TS5320?
Using the program of your choice, you can start printing and scanning once the printer and device are connected. In case of questions, consult the instruction manual of the device or program. The Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app allows you to print and scan directly from your smartphone or tablet.
Which is better HP or Canon?
The graphics quality of HP printers is better than Canon’s. Canon printers do a great job at printing glossy photos, but Canon prints look more natural than HP prints, which are warmer. Canon is a better choice when it comes to printing natural glossy photos.
Do all Canon Pixma printers use the same ink?
It is highly recommended that you do some research before buying an ink cartridge for your specific PIXMA printer model since not all of them will use the same ink cartridges. Canon 281 ink is used for color in some modern PIXMA printers, and Canon 280 ink is used for black printing.
Which is better Epson or Canon?
In general, Canon comes out on top. With Canon, you can print, copy, and scan at high quality while paying less compared to EPSON. However, even though Canon wins the speed race when it comes to copying and scanning, EPSON dominates when it comes to printing.
How do I get my iPhone to recognize my Canon printer?
You’ll see an arrow pointing outward from the share icon. Click it. On the bottom of the screen, click the ‘print’ button. Check out the Airprint enabled printers in your area by clicking on ‘printer select’. Choose a Canon printer.
All in all, if you’re looking for a printer that won’t cost you a fortune but will still be able to handle the majority of your printing needs, then the TS5320 would be a good printer to consider picking up. It’s easy to be critical when comparing the PIXMA TS5320 with its more expensive relatives, but the fact of the matter is that the printer was never meant to compete with them. What it does, it does incredibly well, and for anyone in need of such an appliance, it comes highly recommended.