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1 September 2021

Best Canon printers

Canon produces a wide range of very popular inkjet printers, and some great laser printers, too. See the best Canon printers you can buy.
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Felix Wilson
Canon

Canon has been a major printer brand for many years now. It produces mainly inkjet printers in the Pixma and Maxify ranges, but also releases i-Sensys laser printers.

You can purchase a Canon Best Buy inkjet printer for less than £50, but more premium models can cost several hundred pounds. While some Canon printers excel in our testing, some don't.

In this guide, we'll show you some excellent Canon printers and detail how the brand's inkjet and laser ranges break down.  

Want to see expert reviews of Canon printers? See a selection of top-rated Canon printers below, or find every model we've tested in our printer reviews.

Best Canon printers

  • 74%
    £219.99

    The Canon Pixma G3560 is simpler than other models in the range, as it can’t automatically print double-sided pages, or scan or copy more than one page at a time. It’s cheap to run, but is it actually any good at printing? Read the full review to find out.

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  • 72%
    £172.97

    This Best Buy mono laser speedily produces excellent black text documents and it's very economical to run. You can also save paper (and yourself the tedious task of turning it over) thanks to automatic double-sided printing.

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  • 58%
    £39.99

    This isn’t the best printer we’ve tested by any stretch of the imagination. But at this price, it has a lot to offer – including automatic double-sided printing. Unlike many budget printers that use ink cartridges, it’s not that expensive to run, either.

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Some of the models we've selected aren't recent launches, but they're still some of the highest performing printers out there. You can check our printer reviews page for new reviews monthly. Pricing, test scores and recommendations correct as of September 2021.

Canon printers compared: which range is best for you?

Pixma: Canon’s biggest range of printers by far is the Pixma inkjet family. Prices range from £25 to more than £150. Although a fair few Pixmas are awarded Best Buys, there are plenty that score in the mediocre 50s, so the name isn’t a guarantee of quality. IP and IX models mean the product is a standalone basic printer; MG is used for all-in-ones, MX printers are home office-focused, and MP models are geared towards photo printing. The latest generation of Pixma printers is the TS range. Released in late 2016, TS printers go from the entry-level 5-series up to the top-end 9-series. Find the models we’ve tested in our Canon printer reviews

Maxify: Whereas Pixma printers are aimed at general consumers, Canon’s Maxify inkjet printers are more for home office users. They usually have productivity-focused features, such as fax and automatic document feeders. We've seen some good Maxify printers, but others underwhelm when we test them, so it's best to check our reviews first before buying.

i-Sensys: It’s not all inkjets, as Canon produces the i-Sensys range of laser printers, too. Some of the best-scoring Canon printers we’ve tested are i-Sensys models, but with some costing hundreds of pounds, you do pay for that extra quality. Plus, you don’t always get copying and scanning functions included, so if you're on a tight budget, consider an all-in-one inkjet model instead. 

Selphy: These are dedicated compact photo printers that are designed for printing photos directly from a smartphone or camera. See more in our Compact photo printing guide