Canon Ij Setup PIXMA TS5120
Canon Ij Setup PIXMA TS5120 – The Pixma TS5120 is a low-cost, low-volume photo-centric inkjet AIO appropriate for light printing and copying. Lower running costs and an automatic document feeder would it make more attractive.
Introduction, Design & Features
If you’re looking for a home and family photo printer that can handle the occasional document or copy, the Pixma TS5120 Wireless All-in-One makes sense—especially if you don’t have a lot to spend and don’t need a lot of frills.
Positioned between Canon’s Pixma TS3120 (which we’re in the process of reviewing, too) and the Pixma TS6120, the $99.99-list Pixma TS5120 provides the photo-output quality we’ve come to expect from the Japanese imaging giant’s photo-centric Pixma line, all the while selling on Canon’s site (and elsewhere) for less than $80.
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Front Output)
Like any series of all-in-one (AIO) printers, the Pixma TS series starts at the top with a flagship model (in this case, the $199.99-list Canon Pixma TS9120$129.99 at Amazon) that is typically the fastest and most feature-heavy. As you move down through the series, features drop away and prices fall. Looking at the TS series from the top down, we can see that the two highest-end TS-series AIOs (the TS9120 and the Pixma TS8120$129.00 at Amazon) have a primary distinction from the rest: They print using six inks, instead of the traditional four CMYK (cyan/magenta/yellow/black) ink colors, which allows them to deliver a wider color range and greater detail.
The next model down, the Pixma TS6120, is a five-ink unit, and the two models at the bottom use the standard four inks. The two additional inks used by the Pixma TS9120 and TS8120 are a pigment-based black and a “photo blue.” The former enriches and deepens the black areas in photos, graphics, and text, while the photo blue ink expands the color gamut or range and (according to Canon) increases the resolution of detail. The five-ink TS6120 retains the pigment black but omits photo blue.
Different models are more than their inks, of course. What you give up by choosing the next-to-the-bottom Pixma TS5120 versus the next-step-up TS6120 is auto-duplexing (unassisted two-sided printing), a smaller, non-touch screen (compared to all three of the higher-end TS-series’ incrementally larger touch screens), a few mobile connectivity options, and some print speed.
Absent from all five TS-series AIOs is an automatic document feeder (ADF) for the scanner. Instead, for multiple-page documents, you must place each leaf on the scanner one at a time, scan it, remove it, and start the process again. Getting an ADF on another five-ink Canon Pixma model is possible, though it will cost you. At the same time that the company released this latest round of TS-series Pixmas, it also rolled out its new home-office-oriented Pixma TR series. At this writing, that line comprised only the Pixma TR7520$129.99 at Amazon and Pixma TR8520$136.47 at Amazon. Both come with 20-page ADFs and five inks.
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Input and Output)
On the pure printing front, as mentioned, the Pixma TS5120’s print engine doesn’t support auto-duplex printing, so it can’t churn out two-sided pages without your assistance, unlike its three higher-end siblings. As you can see, you give up a lot for that $20 difference between the Pixma TS5120 and TS6120, but then again, that’s the same with most of these TS-series models. For a little money between each one, you gain or give up a good-size helping of productivity and convenience.
No matter which TS-series Pixma or competing model you choose, though, these types of printers cost significantly more than their office-oriented counterparts to use. As you’ll see in the Cost Per Page section later in this review, you can find alternatives that, if you plan to print in more-than-moderate volumes, can save you significant bucks on printing costs—as long as you keep the trade-offs in mind.
The bottom line: As entry-level printers go, the Pixma TS5120 isn’t bad. However, this time around, Canon has changed it from a five-ink AIO (in the last-generation Pixma TS5020$60.00 at Amazon) to a four-ink AIO. And that, as we’ll discuss near the end of this review, has diminished its photo-printing prowess some. At least from a reviewer’s perspective, there is a notable difference between images printed on the Pixma TS5120 and the TS6120.
Like the inexpensive Editors’ Choice HP Deskjet 2655$49.97 at Amazon, we like the Pixma TS5120 as a very light-duty entry-level home and family AIO for printing the occasional document or photo. But if you plan to print more than, say, 50 to 100 pages each month (in increments of about one to five pages at a time), you should look a little higher up the inkjet food chain.
Design & Features
The Pixma TS5120 is available in two colors—black and white—as shown here…
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Colors)
We received the black model for testing. Measuring 5.8 inches high by 16.8 inches wide by 12.5 inches long, and weighing 14.3 pounds, the Pixma TS5120 is a bit bigger and heavier than its TS5020 predecessor (5 by 14.7 by 12.5 inches and 12.1 pounds.) It’s also close in size to both the Pixma TS3120 below and the Pixma TS6120 above, but the former weighs about 6 pounds less than the TS5120.
In contrast, the Epson Expression XP-440$49.99 at Amazon is a few inches bigger in all directions (and almost twice as high) yet weighs 5 pounds less, and HP’s entry-level Deskjet 2655 is similar in size to the Pixma TS5120, yet more than 6 pounds lighter. All of these machines’ footprints increase significantly with their input and output trays extended while in service, but none to the extent that the printer won’t fit comfortably on the average desktop.
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Mobile Printing)
Connectivity options consist of Wi-Fi, connecting to a single PC via USB, and Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to mobile devices. You also get Wireless PictBridge for printing from certain Canon digital cameras and video cameras. Unlike the higher-end TS8120 and TS9120, however, the TS5120 lacks, as shown in the image below, a slot for SD memory cards, which are commonly used in digital cameras. The TS5120 is on the right…
Canon Pixma TS5120 (No SD Card)
As with the other TS-series Pixmas, the software bundle is inclined toward scanning, printing, and otherwise working with photos. In addition to the drivers, you also get Scan Utility (Canon’s relatively robust scanner interface); Master Setup (for monitoring and managing the machine itself); My Printer Network Tool (for managing the printer on your wireless LAN); My Image Garden (a collection of filters, utilities, and enhancement tools, such as red-eye correction, cropping, scanning, and more); and Quick Menu (a collection of shortcuts that provide quick access to software and printer features).
Of the five TS-series Pixmas, only the TS5120 and TS3120 don’t have touch control panels. Instead, you navigate them via four arrow keys and an OK button. The TS5120 sports a simple, icon-based graphical display…
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Control Panel Closeup)
The TS3120, in contrast, is controlled by a series of buttons anchored by a small monochrome readout-like screen.
As mentioned earlier, the TS5120, compared to its higher-end siblings, is light on features, but as you’ll see near the end of this review, it performs its primary function—printing photos—well enough.
Setup & Cost Per Page
A constant in the inkjet universe is that Canon Pixmas are easy and quick to set up and get working. The TS5120 is light and oh-so-easy to get out of its box. We realize that most users will probably connect it to a wireless network, but for consistency (wired connections have more stable throughput than their wired counterparts), we connect to machines without Ethernet via USB. Either way (we tried the Wi-Fi connectivity routine, to make sure that it is problem-free), getting the TS5120 from the box to the first page rolling out onto the output tray takes about 10 to 15 minutes, plus downloading and connecting whatever mobile options you might want.
Not only do the TS5120 and TS3120 use only four inks, but the inks themselves come in only two cartridges: one relatively large black ink tank, and another three-reservoir cartridge with the other three colors—cyan, magenta, and yellow. Over the years, we’ve raised several objections to these types of cartridges, but our primary concern is that they’re wasteful; if one color empties before the other two (which, depending on what you print, happens frequently), your only option is to replace all three colors—a costly proposition in some scenarios.
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Ink)
That said, Canon offers three yield-sizes of the black cartridge (standard, XL, and XXL) and two sizes of the color tank (standard and XL). Obviously, the best selections in terms of value (as well as longevity) are the XXL black tank, which sells on Canon’s site for $39.99 and is rated at 600 pages, and the XL three-color tank. The latter sells for $31.99 and, combined with the black ink, is good for about 400 pages. Using these advertised page yields and prices, we calculated the monochrome cost per page (CPP) at 7 cents and the color CPP at 15 cents.
The TS5120’s running costs are one of the primary reasons you wouldn’t want to print hundreds of pages on it each month. However, you do have a couple of alternatives to lower those per-page prices. One of them is Canon’s own MegaTank series Pixmas, such as the Pixma G2200 MegaTank All-in-One. This is one of the company’s supertank AIOs, where you pay more for the printer up front to save on ongoing ink costs. The G2200 sells for about $270, but the cost per page for both monochrome and color pages is under 1 cent each.
You have to print a lot to make up for that price difference between the MegaTank model and the TS5120, so you shouldn’t choose this option unless you anticipate printing many photos or more than a few hundred pages each month. Note that Epson also sells supertank AIOs in its EcoTank line, such as the Expression ET-2650$229.99 at Amazon, but the ones that print borderless photos are significantly more expensive than the TS5120 or the G2200. (Stay tuned for a review of a five-ink Epson EcoTank photo printer, coming soon.)
Another option is one of HP’s Envy models, such as the Envy Photo 6200. It, too, uses the four-inks-in-two-cartridges model, but when you add on HP’s Instant Ink subscription service, you can print photos of just about any size up to 8.5×11 inches for as low as 3.5 cents—and yes, we did say “photos.”
The only thing is, while all of these solutions print decent photos in our experience, their images are not quite as good as those printed on the TS5120 and other TS-series models.
A feature that the TS5120 has over most under-$100 AIOs is that it has two 100-sheet paper trays, one in the front and one in the back. In addition, the rear tray can be configured to hold up to 20 sheets of premium photo paper.
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Input)
Printed pages and copies land on a thin output tray that you pull out just above the front paper tray, like so…
Canon Pixma TS5120 (Output)
Unlike the output trays on both the TS9120 and TS8120 that deploy automatically as needed, the TS5120’s output tray does not; you must remember to open the front cover and extend the tray by hand.
While the TS5120 prints somewhat slowly, its paper path worked flawlessly during our tests, during which we printed hundreds of pages and made numerous copies.
We beleieve the review is complete about Canon Ij Setup PIXMA TS5120 .
Canon Ij Setup PIXMA TS5120 driver complete Installation instruction
Some people believe that setting up a printer on the computer or PC can be very difficult. Here ijcanon.co present the easy steps to set up Canon Ij Setup PIXMA TS5120 to your Windows computer/laptop without CD, because we acknowledege that every printer come wit CD installer in its box. Follow the steps below:
- if you have CD please Insert the CD into CD/DVD slot and Follow the installation wizard
- if you don’t have the CD, please download the driver below based on your Operating System
- Double click on the downloaded driver software and Follow the installation wizard
- When the installation is completed, make sure the printer works correctly by printing a test paper.
- if it works correctly, the printer is ready to use.
Operating system support:
MS Windows Server 2003, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP1, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Server 2008, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows Server 2008 R2, MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows Server 2003 R2, MS Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows RT, Android, iOS, Windows 8.1, MS Windows Server 2012 R2, Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8 – 10.9
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