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Canon PIXMA G2260 (G2560) & G2520 MegaTank 3-in-1 Printers

MSRP 180 USDNEX score 32%

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Product Overview

Canon PIXMA G2260 (G2560) and G2520 are consumer-grade 3-in-1 ink tank printers in the MegaTank inkjet lineup. The two models only differ in color printing speed, with G2520 as a variant of the G2260 (G2560) that is marginally slower in color printing.
Compared to the higher-end PIXMA G3260 (G3560) and G3520, the G2260 (G2560) and G2520 drops WiFi connectivity and thus cloud functionality. They are also slower.
Canon markets the printer as G2260 in the US and G2560 in the EU.
Canon also markets the print-only G1220 (G1520) as the entry-point to the MegaTank-series. For a more robust build, richer feature set, and higher performance, Canon offers the PIXMA G6020 (G6050) that is suitable for home office or small business use.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Extremely low cost-per-print for both black and color printing
  • High-resolution flatbed scanner
  • Good print quality
Cons
  • Poor color accuracy and image quality
  • Lacks wireless connectivity options

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 32% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Incredible number of page yields
  • Excellent image quality and color accuracy
  • Decently well-built
  • Outstanding number of pages at a low cost
  • High resolution and color depth
  • Extremely low cost-per-print
Cons
  • No automatic document feeder
  • No wireless connectivity options
  • Can't scan double-sided pages
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Specifications

Variants:
G2260
G2520

Capacity

Paper Capacity
100 Sheets of Plain Paper

Connectivity

Ports
USB

Construction

Form Factor
Ink tank inkject printer with 4-color continuous ink supply system (CISS)
Nozzles
640 Black + 384 x3 Color

Dimensions

Size | Depth
330 mm / 13 inch
Size | Height
167 mm / 6.6 inch
Size | Width
445 mm / 17.6 inch
Weight
6.4 kg / 14 lbs

Function

Operating Temperature
5-35 °C
Reduction / Enlargement
25 - 400%
Resolution | Print
4800 x 1200 dpi
Resolution | Scan
600 x 1200 dpi

Performance

G2260Noise Level
51 dB
G2520Noise Level
49.5 dB
Power Consumption
15W (0.6W Standby, 0.2W Off)
G2260Speed | Copy
3.2 ipm
G2520Speed | Copy
2.6 ipm
G2260Speed | Print
6.0 ipm Color / 9.1 ipm Black
G2520Speed | Print
5.0 ipm Color / 9.1 ipm Black
Yield
Black: 6000 pages (default) / 7600 pages (economy) | Color: 7700 pages

Production

Consumables
Black: GI-21 (US) / GI-51 (EU) Pigment-based black ink 170 ml | Color: GI-21 (US) / GI-51 (EU) Dye-based color inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) 70 ml each
Debut
2020-12-02

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External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 32%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Canon G2260 is disappointing for a small or home office. While it yields an exceptionally high number of pages at a low cost, it's terribly slow at printing documents. It has a flatbed scanner, but it doesn't have an automatic document feeder and can't scan double-sided pages.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Extremely low cost-per-print
  • High resolution and color depth
  • Outstanding number of pages at a low cost
  • Incredible number of page yields
  • Excellent image quality and color accuracy
  • Decently well-built
Cons
  • No wireless connectivity options
  • No automatic document feeder
  • Can't scan double-sided pages

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon PIXMA G2260 Printer Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/printer/reviews/canon/pixma-g2260. 2021-02-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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