It is no more difficult to understand the necessity of printers in our everyday lives. We need printouts of various documents, ranging from kids’ school assignments to official applications and many other documents, on a regular basis. And for that, printers are the only solution. Nowadays, most of the printers come with multi-functionality features such as photocopying and scanners. So, these add up to be an important element of every household or office. If not always for printing, you can surely utilize the machine for the other secondary functions. The market is flooded with a host of options to choose from. There are too many models with different features and functions. You just need to keep in mind your own requirements and, of course, your budget.
This is going to be a review of Canon MG2577s All-in-One Inkjet Color Printer with PG745s & CL746s Ink Cartridge with some frequently asked questions.
Canon is one of the world’s leading brands in the imaging industries. This is a super saver combo offer of the Canon Pixma MG2577 printer and Canon PG-745s (Black), and Canon CL-746s (Color) ink cartridge. This entire combo comes at an unbelievably low price. It is a multi-functional printer with scanning and copying facilities. This printer Has an excellent printing quality with commendable speed. It has a limited connectivity option with only USB cables. But the excellent smart and compact design of this machine makes it worth it. However, the features are discussed in detail below.
1) Type of the Printer
The Canon Pixma MG2577 is an inkjet printer. It uses two different ink cartridges for monochrome printing and color printing. One is for black and one tricolor ink cartridge for color printing. The refill process is also easy. Inkjet technology is perhaps the most common for the printers. You can enjoy hassle-free printing with it.
this printer has multi-functional facilities. This one device is able to print, scan, and copy all your documents as you need them. It has a flatbed line scanner which has a speed of 1.2ms per line at 300 dpi grayscale printing. And the copier can produce both black and color photocopies.
This printer only has a wired connectivity option. You can only connect your mobile or laptop with the printer through a USB cable. There is no other wireless option of connectivity like Wi-Fi. This is definitely a drawback of this printer. It uses the conventional 2.0 USB interface. Therefore, this wired connectivity limits your printing ability for remote printing, cloud printing, email printing, etc.
This printer has a wide compatibility range with different operating systems, such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Mac OS X v10.6.8. This is again a virtue of this printer.
5) Print Speed and Resolution
The Canon Pixma MG2577 printer uses a cartridge technology called FINE. This acronym stands for full photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering. This technology enables this printer to produce fine and high-quality printing, which is better than any other printer available in this price range. This is a hybrid ink system that combines dye ink and black pigment to deliver sharp texts and vivid colors for images. This printer produces printings with a resolution that is as high as 4800 x 600 dpi. It also scans with the highest scanning resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi with 48-bit color depth.
Apart from this kind of printing quality, this printer can print with an incredible speed of 8 images per minute for monochrome and four images per minute for color. This is a huge time saver as well. However, you cannot have duplex printing with it.
The manufacturer provides a 1-year warranty for the printer. The period starts from the date of purchase of this machine. But you should use only the original Canon ink cartridges with this printer. Because this is not only good for the health of your machine, but also it will prevent you from voiding the warranty terms of the company.
It supports multiple sizes of pages. Such as, A4, A5, l, B5, LGL, Envelopes (DL, COM10), 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm, 12.7 cm x 17.78 cm. This printer has a page yield of 100 pages per cartridge. This sums up the per-page cost of printing for Rs. 7 for black and Rs. 9 for color prints.
8) Auto On/Off Feature
This printer has one unique feature. It can automatically get switched on as soon as it gets any command for printing from any device connected with your USB cable. Similarly, it can get switched off automatically as well after a certain period of inactivity. This feature is definitely a very useful one, and it enables the printer to save more power consumption.
9) Additional Features
This machine comes with an additional feature called ‘my image garden.’ It offers suggestions, filters, auto layouts, facial recognition, calendar organization, and much more. This feature makes printing your photos an extremely easy and fun experience. It can even make prints from the HD movie clips with its full HD movie print software. If you are with the propensity or in need of printing during the odd hours, you can do that without disrupting the peace of anyone around you with its ‘quiet mode’ feature.
10) Ink Cartridges
This printer comes with two small ink cartridges from the original Canon company. The first one is the Canon PG-745s, which is black ink, and the second one is Canon CL-746s, which is a tri-color ink. Both the cartridges have 100 pages yield as per the ISO standards for A4 size. The manufacturer’s advice is to use only the original Canon inks with the printer.
What Do We Like
- Easy to use
- Affordable price
- This machine has good speed with excellent print and scan quality
- Stylish and standard looks
- Very good compact build
- Noiseless operation
- The compact and lightweight structure
- Fits into small spaces and easily portable
- It is an energy-efficient printer for its auto on/off feature
- Full HD Movie feature helps you capture and print the favorite scene from your favorite movie or any video
What We Dislike
- Printing cost is significantly high [ Mono + Color]
- No other connectivity option except USB cables
- The Full HD Movie Print Software only functions with compatible Canon devices
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What are the pros and cons of an inkjet printer?
- The inkjet printers have a compact and lightweight design that takes up less place
- Inkjet printers are much cheaper than laser printers
- The ink needs some time to dry out
- The inkjet printers are not suitable for heavy usages or high-volume printings
2) What is the total cost of ownership for any printer?
The total cost of ownership is not only determined by the price of the printer. There are various factors that determine the total cost. It might be possible that a high-priced printer has a less ownership cost than an inexpensive printer. The total cost of ownership includes the repairs, replacements, and other maintenance costs along with the per-page printing cost as well. Hence, cheaper can cost you a lot after the initial purchase. So, you better be careful while deciding to buy any printer.
3) What is the meaning of GSM?
GSM is a unit to denote the weight of the paper. It is also alternatively written as g/m2. It means ‘grams per square meter.’
4) What is CMYK?
It is again an acronym used to denote the color model that is used in printers. CYMK stands for, respectively, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key or Black.
Thus, there is no need for any further detail of this printer and cartridge combo. This is one of the best printers you can get in this price range. Now that you know all about the printing quality and other features and functions of this printer, you can easily decide whether it suits your requirements or not.