Canon Pixma G3520, multifunction printer with great quality for photos

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Having a new generation printer available can not only be very useful to carry out tasks related to office work, it is also a good idea to be able to materialize memories such as family photographs. For example, Canon has a catalog specialized in meeting with equal expertise the multiple needs of its users Y Canon Pixma G3520 is one of those examples.

Canon G3520 is an upper-mid-range multifunction printer that has everything you can expect in today’s times, from the ability to make copies and scan documents, as well as an intelligent ink system that saves resources over time, and of course a wireless connectivity that enables cable-free actions and access to cloud storage services.

Features of the Canon Pixma G3520

Canon Pixma G3520
Dimensions (W x D x H) 445 x 330 x 135 mm
Weight 6.4 kg
Colors Black
Screen Full dot matrix LCD
Print Features
Print resolution Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Printing technology 2 FINE print heads (black and color)
Print speed Approx. 9.1 ipm (black and white); Approx. 5 ipm (color)
Two-sided printing Handbook
Types of paper Normal paper
Pro Luster Photo Paper (LU-101),
Glossy Photo Paper II (PP-201)
Matte Photo Paper (MP-101),
Glossy “Everyday” Photo Paper (GP-501)
High resolution paper (HR-101N),
Photo Paper Plus Semi Glossy (SG-201),
Cardstock (made by Neenah Paper and INKPRESS)
Greeting card (made by Avery and RedRiverPaper)
Canon Red Label Superior (WOP111)
Canon Oce Office Color Paper (SAT213)
Adhesive Photo Paper (RP-101)
Magnetic Photo Paper (MG-101)
Thermal transfer paper for dark fabrics (DF-101),
Thermal transfer paper for light fabrics (LF-101),
Double-sided matte paper (MP-101D)
Maximum paper input 100 sheets maximum (plain paper type)
Paper sizes A4, A5, A6, B5, LTR, LGL, 4 ″ x 6 ″ (10 x 15 cm), 5 ″ x 7 ″ (13 x 18 cm), 7 ″ x 10 ″ (18 x 25 cm), 8 ″ x 10 ″ (20 x 25 cm), DL Envelopes, COM10 Envelopes, C5 Envelopes, Monarch Envelope, 3.5 ”Square (89mm x 89mm), 5” Square (127mm x 127mm), Card Size 2 , 17 “x 3.58” (55 mm x 91 mm)
Scanner type CIS flatbed scanner for photos and documents
Scanner resolution (optical) 1200 x 600 dpi
Maximum document size 216 x 297 mm
Scan speed Color: 3.5 ms / line (300 dpi)
Grayscale: 1.5 ms / line (300 dpi)
Copy speed sFCOT: approx. 28 seconds; sESAT: approx. 2.6 ipm
Multiple copies 99 copies max.
Copy functions Document copy, photo copy, borderless copy, two-in-one and four-in-one copy, border erase copy, ID copy
Connections Hi-Speed ​​USB (Port B); Wi-Fi IEEE802.11 b / g / n / a (2.4GHz)
Mobile printing Easy-PhotoPrint Editor software
PIXMA Cloud Link (print)
Canon Print Service Plugin (Android)
Apple AirPrint
Wireless direct
Mopria (Android)
Supported operating systems Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1, Mac: macOS 10.12.6 ~ macOS 10.15, macOS 11, Chrome OS, iOS, Android
Official site Canyon

Design and compatibility

Canon Pixma G3520

Canon Pixma G3520 is a robust model

The manufacturer has chosen a slightly more modern design style compared to other options of the competition, although it is not without classic details of the genre. With a rectangular format in black for its entire structure, the official dimensions of the printer remain at 445 x 330 x 135 mm and its weight rises to 6.4 kilograms.

Designed for personal or family use, you can find among its components a rear tray with support for input up to 100 normal-size sheets, while the upper face does not lack a series of physical buttons and a small LED display for a quick and correct configuration of the actions to be carried out.

Regarding its compatibility, there are no problems of use with all the operating systems most used globally, either Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and up to Windows 7 SP1, in addition to Chrome OS, macOS 10.12.6 ~ macOS 10.15, macOS 11, and of course the Android and iOS mobile platforms.

Print, copy and scan quality

Canon Pixma G3520

Canon Pixma G3520 allows you to comfortably work with color documents

In general, it is very easy to find the majority of coincidences between this protagonist and the Canon Pixma G3501 model that was previously analyzed. Perhaps one of the small advantages for this printer is its print speed (up to 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution) up to 9.1 ipm in black / white, while it remains at 5 ipm in color and 45 seconds for photographic printing.

When scanning, conventional CIS plan technology is used for photos and documents with a 600 x 1200 dpi supported resolution, 216 x 297 mm maximum supported size and 3.5 ms / line speed (300 dpi) in color and 1.5 ms / line (300 dpi) in grayscale.

Finally, for the Copy function supports up to 99 multiple copies at a speed for sFCOT of approximately 28 seconds and at sESAT of 2.6 ipm. It also supports zoom from 25% to 400%, document copy, photo, borderless, two-in-one and four-in-one copy, border removal and even ID copy.

Performance and connectivity

Canon G3520

Canon G3520 allows fast printing from mobile

Reviewing its technical specifications, Canon Pixma G3520 employs two FINE print heads (black and color) and handles ink from a refillable reservoir on its front face, which makes the process more comfortable and leaves out the classic cartridges.

Justly yield figures mention approximately 6,000 pages (7,600 pages in economy mode) in A4 size with the full deposit, while in color it can go up to 7600 pages. When working with photographs, the autonomy is 2200 pages in a size of 10 x 15 cm.

Finally, the connectivity advantages include a USB 2.0 port for synchronization with computers in a nearby position such as a wireless connection via Wi-Fi IEEE802.11 b / g / n / a of 2.4 GHz. Its compatibility with Apps and services includes: Easy-PhotoPrint Editor, PIXMA Cloud Link, Canon Print Service (Android), Apple AirPrint17, Wireless Direct and Mopria (Android). The user can even execute actions from a distance thanks to the compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant virtual assistants.

Canon G3520 price and availability

  • Good print speeds
  • Refillable ink tanks instead of cartridges
  • Includes Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Compatible with most OS and wireless printing services
  • Does not include support for sending / receiving fax
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