Canon PIXMA iP7260 Review - Print quality photos and documents on the Canon PIXMA iP7260. Choose borderless prints, print from your smart device and save memories to CD. There are no limits to your creativity with this complete solution. Canon PIXMA iP7260 delivers every print in outstanding detail, thanks to its minimum 1PL ink droplets and 9,600 x 2,400 DPI resolution.
Enjoy photo lab quality prints delivered in record time and print approx. 15 pages per minute for black and white and 10 pages per minute for colour. Save time, money and paper with PIXMA's automatic double-sided print functionality. Connect your smart device via PIXMA Cloud Link, Apple AirPrint or Google Cloud Print from anywhere in the world and use Wi-Fi in the office. High quality direct to disc printing allows you to save your precious memories and customise your CD media.
The 5 ink cartridges are very easy to get at, by flipping up the full-width cover forming the front section of the printer's top panel. There's a photo black ink cartridge, as well as the pigmented black one for plain paper and Canon uses its clever LED indicators to show when a cartridge is correctly inserted and when an empty one needs replacing.
There are both USB and wireless connections and the WPS setup on this machine is very quick; press a button on the front panel and the button on your router and it's all done in a few seconds. Connecting from an Apple or Android device is very quick, thanks to Canon's Easy-Photo Print App.
Canon claims speed of 15ppm for black print and 10ppm for colour from the Canon PIXMA iP7250. Our 5-page black text print gave 9.7ppm and this increased to 10.7ppm on the 20-page document, only about two thirds of the rated speed, but healthy enough for this class of printer.
The black text and colour graphics print gave 3.9ppm, which is also quite a bit lower than spec. Part of this is due to fairly random bouts of housekeeping, where the machine charges its heads or checks media, sometimes in the middle of a print run.
Duplex print has always been slow on Canon inkjets and here it managed 4.1 sides per minute, still slow but noticeably quicker than previous generation machines. Photo prints are remarkably quick, though, completing in 51s from a PC and 56s from a Samsung Galaxy Mini Android smartphone.
Even though Canon is pitching the machine at the lifestyle market, it makes quite a lot of noise, with peaks of 66 DBA measured at 0.5m. As usual, it's feeding paper which is the noisiest part of the print.
Canon PIXMA iP7260 print quality is what we’ve come to expect from Canon; sharp, dense, black print of text on plain paper with clean, vivid graphics and pretty good reverse text. Photos are well-balanced and with plenty of detail in light and dark areas of the image. Smooth transitions and natural hues make photos look authentic and easily up to Photo Booth standards.
Canon PIXMA iP7260 Specifications:
- Printing Resolution : 9600 (horizontal) x 2400 (vertical) dpi
- Supported Paper Sizes : A4, Letter, Legal, A5, B5, Envelopes (DL, COM10), 4"x6", 5"x7", 8"x10"
- Ink : PGI650 BK and CLI651 BK, C, M, Y
- Paper Weight : Plain Paper: 64-105 g/m2 , Canon specialty paper: max paper weight : approx. 300 g/m2 (Photo Paper Pro Platinum PT-101)
- Wi-Fi : Yes
- Power Consumption : approx. 2.1W
- Dimensions : Approx. 451 x 368 x 128mm
- Weight : Approx. 6.6kg