You do not need large teams or have to spend a large sum of money to be able to have a good home printing, copying and scanning experience. At least that is what an industry leader like Canon believes and has a specific line in its catalog that demonstrates it in each new model released. This time it is the turn to analyze Canon Pixma TS5151.
Canon TS5151 is a mid-range multifunction printer that basically presents itself as an elegant device that allows you to work with documents and images in good quality, in addition to taking advantage of intelligent wireless connectivity that adds direct access to social networks and cloud storage services. Even its compatibility with the brand’s FINE XL cartridges makes it possible to save a good sum of money in the expense of supplies.
Canon Pixma TS5151 Features
|Canon Pixma TS5151|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||425 x 147 x 315 mm|
|Weight||approx. 6.5 kg|
|Screen||LCD (1.44 inch)|
|Print resolution||Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi|
|Printing technology||2 FINE cartridges (black and color)|
|Printing speed||Approx. 13 ipm (black and white); Approx. 6.8 ipm (color); 43 seconds (photos)|
|Two-sided printing||Automatic two-sided printing|
|Types of paper||Plain Paper, Canon High Resolution Paper, Canon Pro Platinum, Canon Photo Gloss II,
Canon Pro Luster, Canon Plus Semi Glossy, Canon “Everyday Use”, Canon Matte, Envelopes (among others)
|Maximum paper input||Rear tray: max. 20 sheets (photo paper) or max. 100 sheets (plain paper)
Front cassette: max. 100 sheets (plain paper)
|Paper sizes||A4 / A5 / B5 / LTR / LGL / 20 x 25 cm / 13 x 18 cm / 10 x 15 cm / 13 x 13 cm / 8.9 x 8.9 cm, envelopes (DL, COM10)|
|Scanner type||CIS flatbed scanner for photos and documents|
|Scanner resolution (optical)||1200 x 2400 dpi|
|Maximum document size||216 x 297 mm|
|Copy speed||sFCOT: approx. 20 seconds; sESAT: approx. 4 ipm|
|Multiple copies||99 copies max.|
|Copy functions||Document copy, photo copy, duplex copy, 2 in 1|
|Connections||Hi-Speed USB (Port B); Wi-Fi IEEE802.11 b / g / n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth|
|Mobile printing||Apple AirPrint, PIXMA Cloud Link, Google Cloud Print, Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY App, Canon Print Service Plugin (Android) and Mopria (Android|
|Supported operating systems||Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1, OS X 10.11.6, macOS 10.12 ～ macOS 10.14
iOS, Android, Windows 10 Mobile
Small but not limited design
The intention of the manufacturer has been to simplify the general lines of this printer as much as possible, so that a rectangular structure with rounded edges can be found that completely dyes its surface white. The truth is Overall size of 425mm x 315mm x 147mm and its weight of 6.5 kilograms is far from making it a portable model but they do make it compact enough if you take into account all that it is capable of doing.
Likewise, a series of physical buttons that are combined with a 6.2 cm LCD-type screen with touch capability to be able to quickly carry out any action, as well as configure its main parameters through a simplified interface without having to resort to the computer.
Overall performance with good results
As stated above, Canon uses its own ink cartridge technology called FINE, which not only reduce the general consumption for a longer duration but also optimize the intensity of colors for those looking to print photos or images. If they opt for the option XL, its yield reaches up to 400 monochrome prints and 300 color sheets.
On the other hand, the operation of Canon Pixma TS5151 simplifies the simultaneous handling of photo and plain paper thanks to double paper feeding (standard 100-sheet input capacity), while there is no lack of an automatic two-sided printing function that can come in handy when you want to save on non-critical documents.
Finally, in technical terms, a 4800 x 1200 dpi print quality available at 13.8 ipm black and 6.8 ipm colorWhile at the time of scanning, an optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi is promised with a maximum available area of 216 x 297 mm. Finally, for the Copy action a speed of approximately 4 ipm and up to 99 copies per document is supported.
One of the advantages of these printers is in those who want to materialize photographs, so it is also worth mentioning that their Printing for 10 x 15 cm borderless images takes approximately 43 seconds.
Complete connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Although you can always use Windows and MacOS computers through a USB port, one of the great advantages in operating Canon TS5151 is in the possibility of being able to synchronize with any mobile device that has Android and iOS as an operating system, being able not only to activate Bluetooth connectivity but also Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n (2.4GHz).
The most popular printing technologies on the market today such as Apple AirPrint, PIXMA Cloud Link, Google Cloud Print, Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY App, Canon Print Service Plugin (Android) and Mopria (Android) are fully supported, so there are no limitations for each user to use those platforms that are most comfortable for them.
On the other hand, Canon Print allows you to remotely configure any printer parameter from a distance, while PIXMA Cloud Link makes it easy to directly scan and print any document on hand through the cloud.
In conclusion, a lot of similarities can be found between this model and Canon PIXMA TS5352 that we already analyzed above, so in the end there should be no change in the overall wearing experience if one is chosen over the other.
Canon TS5151 availability and price
- Compact and easy-to-use design
- 2-way paper feed
- Automatic two-sided printing
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- It does not have an integrated Ethernet port
- Few differences compared to other models of the brand