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Canon Pixma Endurance G7060 - extremely low ink cost
4.3Overall Score
Name: Canon Pixma Endurance G7060
Price (RRP): $649
Manufacturer: Canon

The Canon Pixma Endurance G7060 is part of its small office/home office (SOHO) refillable ink tank range. As such its focus in on the lowest possible ink cost per page compared to a traditional cartridge-based inkjet.

The four separate ink bottles (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) can print up to 6000 mono pages and 7700 colour – based on lab tests of course. But hey, who is counting when a set of ink costs $104.96 – that’s less than a cent per colour or mono page!

Now we move to the total cost of ownership. It costs $679 with four ink bottles. Compared to a low-cost cartridge inkjet you could be saving between 10 and 20 cents a page. Do the math, and after 3000-4000 sheets you are well ahead. The cheap printer may not even last that long.

So, the use case is for someone or a business that perhaps prints up to a ream of paper each month. And we must not forget that it is a multi-function printer (MFP) – print, scan, copy, and fax built for SOHO use.

Review: Canon Pixma Endurance G7060

  • Endurance Website here
  • 594-page manual here
  • Price: $649
  • Country of manufacture: Thailand
  • Canon is a Japanese multinational corporation established in 1937 and is famous for its printers, cameras/lenses, scanners and office equipment.

If you see the Endurance G7065, we understand it’s the same printer with an extra two black ink bottles.

What is a Canon Pixma Endurance G7060?

A refillable ink tank, SOHO grade, MFP. That means its build quality is a little more resilient than a consumer printer. It also means it only comes in boring black.

We won’t go into the finer points of MFP – print, copy, scan and fax because pretty well every MFP from every brand does what this does. The only thing it is missing is duplex scanning (it can auto-duplex print).

Setup

This one requires you go to Canon’s website and type in a model number. It then downloads the drivers (Windows, Android, macOS, iOS) and guides you through installing the printer. The connection is via Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz), Ethernet, or old-fashioned USB-B.

You can access all settings via the 2-line screen (not easy) or the apps and driver (easy).

Canon Pixma Endurance G7060

It prints a test page, and you are ready.

We did notice one slightly annoying thing. Every time you pull out the paper tray or open the rear feed, it asks to confirm the paper size/type. Sure, you can ignore that, but it is clear that the printer does its best work when it knows the paper.

Speed

I mentioned print speeds are from the lab! And Canon, like every other printer maker, quotes them. The problem is that these are not real-life figures.

Canon quotes mono/colour as 13/6.8 ipm (inches per minute and an A4 sheet is about 11.6” long). Neither does that consider the auto-duplex (that you can turn off) which effectively takes over twice as long.

We did a test print of 10 single-sided sheets and then 10-duplex (20 prints). Forgetting the time to print (about 7 seconds)

  • Mono single – 9 minutes or 54 seconds per page
  • Mono duplex – 20 minutes or 69 seconds per page
  • Colour single – 15 minutes or 90 seconds per page
  • Colour duplex – 36 minutes or 108 seconds per page

An 6×4 borderless colour print (in photo mode) took under a minute.