Canon Pixma TS5120 Review

 Canon Pixma TS5120 Review

Canon pixma TS5120
Canon Pixma TS5120 

The Canon Pixma TS5120 is a good-quality affordable inkjet all-in-one printer with good text quality and decent speed.


- The writing quality is excellent.
- For a budget all-in-one, there's a lot of paper capacity.
- It's small and light.
- The design is simple but elegant.


- There isn't an automatic document feeder (ADF).
- There is no Ethernet available.
- There is no fax machine available.
- Only two ink cartridges are required.
- Photo quality is a little low.

The Canon Pixma TS5120 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer is one of the lower-end models in Canon's most recent release of five three-function (print/copy/scan) all-in-one printers. It offers a basic range of functions at a low price. For a budget inkjet, it offers a good paper capacity and decent speed. Its text quality is excellent, but its images pale in comparison to the Canon Pixma TS9120 and other higher-end models in the range. The TS5120 is a small and light all-in-one printer that measures 5.8 by 16.8 by 12.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 14.3 pounds. It has rounded sides and a basic, appealing style. Our test unit is matte black, but the printer is also available in white. A 2.5-inch non-touch color LCD is flanked by control buttons and a four-way rocker switch with a central "OK" button on the front panel, which can be tilted up for easy access.

Between a 100-sheet main tray and a 100-sheet rear feeder, the paper capacity is 200 sheets (which can also fit up to 20 sheets of letter-size photo paper). This is a fantastic value-for-money inkjet all-in-one printer. It has an auto-duplexer for printing on both sides. A letter-sized flatbed scanner sits on top, although it lacks an automatic document feeder (ADF). The TS5120 is the second-lowest-cost model in Canon's TS Series, with only two ink tanks—one black and the other mixing the colors cyan, magenta, and yellow. Throughout the series, the quantity of ink tanks varies: Two tanks are included in the entry-level TS3120 ($289.00 at Amazon), five in the midlevel TS6120, and six in the high-end TS8120 and TS9120. As a result, the higher-end models are more photo-centric and produce higher-quality prints, despite the fact that the entire series is capable of printing text (more on that in a minute).

The TS5120 can be directly connected to a computer via USB or to a network via Wi-Fi, and it also supports printing and scanning from mobile devices via the Canon Print app. Pixma Cloud Link, which allows you to access your files instantly from a variety of photo-sharing, social networking, and storage sites, is also supported. Although the TS5120 is no exception, budget inkjet all-in-ones aren't known for their document-printing speed; yet, it compares favorably to the other Canon printers in its line. The TS8120 averaged 12.5 pages per minute (ppm) when printing the text-only (Word) portion of our business applications suite, and 4.3ppm when printing our whole business suite, which includes PDF, PowerPoint, and Excel files in addition to the aforementioned Word document.

These results are not considerably slower than the Canon TS9120, which costs twice as much; on the Word document and full suite, we timed that Editors' Choice model at 13.2 and 4.7ppm, respectively. The TS5120 outperformed the entry-level Canon TS3120, which only managed 4.8ppm on the Word document and 2.1ppm for the complete suite. It was also fairly quick at photo printing, taking 29 seconds on average for a 4-by-6 print. Based on our testing, the TS5120's overall output quality was significantly above par for an inkjet, thanks to its excellent text, while graphics quality was ordinary and photo quality was somewhat below par. At least with basic typefaces, text quality should be adequate for any business purpose, even at small sizes.

Colors were generally well-saturated in the graphics component of our suite. With fine colored lines and distinguishing between similar tones, the TS5120 performed admirably. Several backgrounds appeared faded, many had moderate banding (a consistent pattern of striations), and several drawings had dithering in the form of dot patterns. Graphics are suitable for usage in the home and in school. The photo prints were on the light side, with a small loss of detail in some bright spots. The printouts were acceptable, however, the colors didn't pop or exhibit contrast as well as they do with Canon's six-ink printers, such as the TS8120 and TS9120. On a monochrome print, there was a slight tint. This model isn't a fantastic pick for budding photographers because the photo quality is fine for photographs destined for a bulletin board or refrigerator door.

The Canon Pixma TS5120 is a good inexpensive home all-in-one printer for light-duty printing if you don't need Ethernet or fax. It has a large paper capacity and a fast print speed, and the rear feeder makes printing photos simple. While the text quality is excellent, especially for an inkjet at this price point, the photo prints aren't as vibrant as the higher-end models in the series, but they're adequate for casual use or distribution. With the Editors' Choice Canon Pixma TS9120, you'll get outstanding photo quality and Ethernet connectivity if you're willing to stretch your budget.

Canon TS5120 Specifications:

- Print Speed (up to) : 4 x 6 Photo: Approx. 43 seconds (Borderless)
Black: ESAT Approx. 13 ipm
Color: ESAT Approx. 6.8 ipm

- Print Resolution: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi1

- Paper Sizes: 4x6, 5x5 Square, 5x7, 8x10, Letter, Legal

See All Canon TS5120 Specifications.


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