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Canon PIXMA G1220 (G1520) MegaTank Printer

MSRP 160 USDExt score 54%

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Product Overview

Canon PIXMA G1220 (G1520) is the entry-level consumer-grade ink tank printer in the MegaTank-series. Compared to more feature-rich models, the G1220 is print-only and lacks WiFi connectivity and the LED display.
Canon markets the printer as G1220 in the US and G1520 in the EU.
The PIXMA G1220 delivers low-cost color printing, thanks to its continuous ink supply system (CISS).
For models with scan and copy functions, Canon also markets the USB-only G2260 (G2560) and G2520 as well as the WiFi-enabled G3260 (G3560) and G3620.
For a richer feature set print-only ink tank printer, Canon offers the PIXMA G5020 (G5050).

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Excellent print quality
  • Supertank ink system
  • Fast photo printing
  • Wireless printing
Cons
  • Slow black and color printing
  • Doesn't print wirelessly

What external reviewers found***

Ext 54% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good print quality
  • Outstanding number of pages
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Well-built design
  • Low running costs
  • Incredibly low cost-per-print
Cons
  • Slow print quality
  • No automatic two-sided printing
  • Can't print wirelessly
  • No scanner
  • Doesn't have a scanner
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Specifications

EUUS

Capacity

Paper Capacity100 Sheets of Plain Paper
Paper Sizes4 x 6, 5 x 5 Square, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes

Connectivity

PortsUSB

Construction

Form FactorInk tank inkject printer with 4-color continuous ink supply system (CISS)
Nozzles640 Black + 384 x3 Color

Dimensions

Size | Depth330 mm / 13 inch
Size | Height137 mm / 5.4 inch
Size | Width445 mm / 17.6 inch
Weight4.8 kg / 10.6 lbs

Function

Operating Temperature5-35 °C
Resolution4800 x 1200 dpi

Performance

Noise Level51 dB
Power Consumption15W (0.6W Standby, 0.2W Off)
Speed | Print9.1 ipm Black / 5.0 ipm Color
YieldBlack: 6000 pages (default) / 7600 pages (economy) | Color: 7700 pages

Production

ConsumablesBlack: 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
Debut2020-12-02
Model NameCanon PIXMA G1520Canon PIXMA G1220

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Canon rates the G1220 at 9.1 pages per minute (ppm) for black and 5ppm for color. If you print a lot of long documents or large photos, these speeds soon get tedious. It's also important to point out that this Pixma doesn't support automatic two-sided printing.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Low running costs
  • Good print quality
  • Two years' worth of ink
Cons
  • No automatic two-sided printing
  • Slow print quality

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score 34%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Canon PIXMA G1220 is mediocre for family use. It lacks a scanner, so it isn't ideal if you like digitizing photos or documents. It yields an outstanding number of pages, which results in a very low cost-per-print. While it provides good access to paper jams and ink tanks, its build quality is just okay.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Exceptional page yield for both black-only and color documents
  • Outstanding number of pages
  • Incredibly low cost-per-print
  • Well-built design
  • Excellent photo quality
Cons
  • No scanner
  • Can't print wirelessly
  • Doesn't have a scanner

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon Pixma G1220 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-pixma-g1220. 2021-11-09. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
2. ^ Canon PIXMA G1220 Printer Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/printer/reviews/canon/pixma-g1220. 2021-01-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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