Best printer brands: Should I buy a Canon printer?

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Canon is one of the best-known imaging brands in the world, with a large range of printers, as well as its camera and photocopier products. But is big better?

We test around 20 Canon printers a year and the brand's more recent machines have collected a number of Best Buys for its troubles. A huge range of standalone and all-in-one devices mean there's plenty to choose from, with prices ranging from £29 up to £350.

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Canon printers – our verdict

Our stringent tests of Canon printers in the last year have given us an expert overview of the brand and its models. In the table below, Which? members can read our expert verdict on Canon printers or access all our Canon printer reviews.

Canon printers - our verdict
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Canon printer ranges

Canon Pixma MG6350

Canon's Pixma MG6350

There are plenty of Canon printers to choose between, with one of the widest ranges on the block – we've tested more than 100 over the years. Here’s our rundown of Canon’s main printer ranges.


Canon's laser printers offer fast prints, and are geared towards home office and business users rather than general-purpose and photo printing. The range starts at around £100, and the price climbs as the printers get bigger and better, with a suffix starting LBP denoting a standalone printer and MF indicating machines that can copy, scan and, sometimes, fax too.


A bewilderingly wide range running from basic printers to photo printers and all-in-one printing, scanning, copying and faxing machines - Pixma is the main range of Canon's inkjets. The lettering suffix goes some way to explain what each printer can do. IP and IX means the product is a standalone basic printer, MG is used for multifunction models for home users, while MX printers are designed with the home office in mind and MP models are geared towards printing photos.


Dedicated compact photo printers designed for sharing photos over wi-fi, particularly for printing direct from cameras or smartphones.

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