Canon PIXMA MG5520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer
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- mikeno65Jan 6, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
This Canon is a thousand per cent better the previous one that drank so much ink you could not print 20 pages.
It takes a little longer to print, but it is worth the wait. In other words it does the job for me
- mbender222Oct 27, 2015NEWby
Great wireless printer!
Affordable, easy to use, wish I had gotten it sooner!
- bwsd2025Sep 23, 2015by
Great Printer for College Students!
The Canon PIXMA MG5520 is a great choice for college students looking for an exceptionally high-quality, reasonably priced, and easy to use printer that will print documents from a laptop or phone wirelessly.
Criteria and Start-up
I needed a printer for my college dorm room but was not looking for anything particularly fancy. I just needed a printer that was easy to use, reliable, and quick. Getting started was made easy by a set up CD, which was a huge help to a non-techy individual such as myself. Once the set up process was complete, I had very few issues with the printer.
Photo Quality and Speed
The printer’s photo quality is quite good, as is the speed of printing. Some of my fellow college students and I are no strangers to needing to print documents in two minutes or less between classes. The printer takes only a few seconds to turn on and printing time is very minimal. As a college student, I also needed to be able to print long documents on both sides of the paper. The auto duplex feature is fantastic for printing two-sided documents automatically, which saves paper and makes long power point presentations more compact.
Some of the more mechanical things such as changing the ink can be a little confusing on other printers, but I was pleased to find that changing the ink on this one is easy. My first printer I owned had no instructions as to how to change the ink cartridges and finding them was a bit of a hassle. The MG5520 has clear instructions on the outside of the printer and the cartridges are easy to see. This printer does use up ink cartridges fairly quickly but the ink quality is wonderful. I am pretty into printing photos of settings in nature and could not be more satisfied with how clear the photos turn out.
The only real issue I have with this printer is that it is rather loud upon turning it on and likes to make random noises even after shutting it down. This is easily rectified though, as I just completely unplug it when I am finished printing. All things considered, I do not deem the noisiness of the printer to be particularly problematic in a college setting.
Overall, I give this product five out of five stars. This printer was the perfect fit for my dorm life and it more than met all of my criteria. It is fast, simple, and reliable – everything a typical college student might look for in a printer!Read full review
- rjpi54Jul 2, 2015by
Canon has another successful printer
This is my 2nd. PIXMA MG5520 for the office. The first has done a wonderful job. No reason to change brand or model.
- play2dayn2mroOct 26, 2015NEWby
Working through it
It was a long process to install, only a minute to connect to Internet, and what seemed like forever to register online. Total set up time; approx 2 hrs!!
Since it does not come with ink, and I am using it with edible cartridges; I cannot tell if the the poor print is a product flaw, or if it is the edible ink (I imagine it ages faster than standard ink) The images are good, but have inconsistent coloring. Maybe with better ink and photo paper, the results would be closer to that which is advertised. This model came highly recommended for production of cake stickers (edible decals) which is why I bought it. I will probably try a different brand of edible ink and see if that improves the quality of the print. Right now, I'm not willing to blame the printer itself.
There are several functions of the printer, and places a menu on your display. I'm not tech savvy, so I will have to figure them out as I go...or as I have time to read the lengthy online manual. (I really wish the manual came with the printer)Read full review