The 11 new printers in the Canon Home and Home Office 2020 printer range takes the entire range to 47. Now if that is not niche marketing, then I don’t know what is.
The new Canon Home and Home Office 2020 printer range is the first after Canon’s new marketing strategy – ‘Printers You’ll Swear By, Not At’. That includes a range of video help topics called Print Assist and a replacement warranty to ensure minimum downtime.
Most of the new printers in the Canon Home and Home Office 2020 printer range are updates to existing models so if you are after a bargain and the model number is ‘similar’ you won’t gain a whole lot of new technology. And after all, printers have been in massive demand as the off-and-on-ramp to the internet. Read our COVID-Convicts Working from Home Tech Guide to see why.
OK, we will tell you what we said about printers.
Inkjets are cheap to buy and expensive to run. But you have no idea how handy it is to have an MFP (multi-function printer) scanner/fax/copy. We have reviews of printers here.
The fax can use the NBN phone port, and it is best for the secure transmission of credit card details etc.
The scanner will enable you to print out documents for signing, scribble your ‘John Hancock’, scan and email or fax it back.
So, the printer is really the least important part – it’s the on/off-ramp for the internet, not the page cost to print (unless you print a lot) that is important.
Canon Home and Home Office 2020 printer range
Note the TS is PIXMA Home series, and all are a flatbed scanner (print, copy, scan) up to 4800x1200DPI. Other standard TS features are
Wi-Fi 2.4Ghz and USB port
Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app; Easy-PhotoPrint Editor; Message In Print app; PIXMA Cloud Link; Canon Print Service Plugin (Android); Google Cloud Print; Apple AirPrint; Access Point Mode; WLAN PictBridge; Mopria (Android)
Cloud apps – Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive, Instagram, SlideShare
Note ipm is inches per minute – not pages per minute. An A4 sheet is approx. 12 x 8″ portrait/landscape.
Most models have a tri-colour cartridge plus black
Chassis is black unless otherwise stated
Canon store here shows stock situation (and it is not good) – free shipping
Mobile TR150 with USB charge battery – A4 portable with clip-on battery print speed mono/colour/picture 9ipm/5.5ipm/53-seconds, rear feed, tricolour and black cartridges, approx. 330 sheets per battery charge.
TS6360 print speed mono/colour/picture 15ipm/10ipm/21-seconds, front/rear feed, Bluetooth and four separate ink cartridges
TS6365 – as above in steel blue
TS8360 – print speed mono/colour/picture 15ipm/10ipm/21-seconds, front/rear feed, Bluetooth and five separate ink cartridges (two blacks)
GadgetGuy’s take – it is all about the on-of-ramp
Usually, I would tell you to go by page cost, and there the Endurance series wins by a mile. But unless you are printing a lot, then you may never recoup that extra spend. But you do get ADF scanning (document feed and flatbed and duplex print), so Endurance is what I would buy for a long-term investment. And as they are more expensive, they are more likely to be in stock.
I have owned a Canon Mobile printer for at least the past ten years, and it has been excellent for the occasional print when you are on the road. But no scanning reduces its appeal a little as a work from home device.
The new PIXMA TS series are also mostly out of stock (4 April 2020), but there are some of last year’s models, and you won’t be losing too much tech.