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Canon PIXMA G5020 Printer Series Review– The Canon Pixma TS5020 Wireless All-in-One printer is a low-cost, low-volume, home-to-home model. A major difference between it and the cheaper and more feature-rich TS9020 and TS8020 (the latter an Editors’ Choice) is that the TS5020 uses five inks instead of six.
Unlike another Editor’s Choice, the Early-level Brother MFC-J985DW (an office-centric AIO), none of these Pixmas are equipped with automatic document feeders (ADFs), making them less suitable for home use in the office. However, as with the TS8020, the text and photo output of the TS5020 is very strong, but printing dark fills and backgrounds in Excel charts and PowerPoint handouts have some difficulty testing. Otherwise, it is a cost-effective alternative to the TS8020 for printing low-volume photos and documents for home users.
Design and Features
Like the other TS Series Pixmas, the TS5020 performs three functions—printing, scanning, and copying—and is available in three colors: black (checked here), white, and brown. However, unlike the other TS models, the TS5020 has only one paper input source, a tray that extends from the back of the case and contains 100 sheets (or 20 sheets of premium photo paper). The TS9020 and TS8020 are available not only with a rear compartment but also with a 100-sheet cassette on the front. In addition, with 5 x 14.7 x 12.5 inches (HWD) and a light 12.1 pound weight, it is also the smallest of the bunch, making it petite enough to fit comfortably on most desktops. The panel consists of a 3-inch color non-touch LCD that you navigate with four directional keys and an OK key to execute commands. There are four more buttons on the panel: Power, Back, Stop and, Start. As with the other TS Series models, the control panel tilts upwards for easier operation, but the TS9020 and TS8020 provide output trays as needed, which automatically tilts the panel upwards.
Basic-core connectivity consists of USB and Wi-Fi, as well as multiple mobile and cloud connectivity features, including AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Mopria, as well as Canon’s own Pixma Cloud Link, Canon Print, and Wireless PictBridge for printing directly from special Canon digital cameras. You can also print from multiple variants of the SD card and scan it to a network drive or email. The SD card slot is located in the lower left corner of the case, next to the output tray.
Unlike the TS9020 and TS8020, the TS5020 cannot print to CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, nor does it (like the other two) support near-field communication (NFC) for peer-to-peer connections from your mobile device. Still, canon’s apps provide adequate mobile connectivity. It is also important to note that all of these TS Pixmas support Instagram’s 5-by-5-inch square photo format. As with the other Pixmas in the TS series and the relatively new G-Series Pixmas, such as the Pixma G1200 MegaTank Printer and the Pixma G3200 Wireless MegaTank All-in-One Printer, Canon does not release a maximum monthly work cycle or recommended monthly Print volume specifications for the TS5020.
Setup and software
In my tests, setting up the Pixma TS5020 was a breeze. The packaging material consisted of only four pieces of adhesive tape, a plastic bag, and two small Styrofoam-like brackets to stabilize the machine in her box. Unpacking, installing the ink tanks and software, inserting paper, and aligning the printheads took less than 20 minutes.
The software bundle consists of Canon’s standard photo-centric Pixma drivers and programs, which include My Image Garden and Quick Menu. My picture garden contains utilities for working with photos, such as special effects, correction filters, and extension filters.
Canon rates the TS5020 at 12.6 pages per minute (ppm) for monochrome pages and 9ppm for color. I tested it via USB with our Standard Core i5 Testbed PC on Windows 10. When printing our lightly formatted Microsoft Word text document, the TS5020 managed 12.1 ppm, very close to its rating and slightly slower than the TS9020 12.9ppm and slightly faster than the TS8020 11.4ppm. In addition, the same text document was printed 3ppm faster than the Epson Expression Premium XP-640 small-in-one printer, a competing five-ink AIO without ADF.
The TS5020 was characterized by printing photos and achieved an average speed of 19 seconds when printing 4-by-6-inch snapshots. It was one second faster than the TS9020 and the TS8020 and 6 seconds faster than the XP-640. Given the photo print quality of the TS5020 (see next section), 19 seconds are fast.
In addition to the standard three color inks (cyan, magenta and yellow), the TS5020 comes with two black inks, one pigment-based and the other indies. As mentioned earlier, both the TS9020 and tS8020 come with a sixth, gray ink for printing mainly grayscale photos, although Canon says it also improves color images. As with the TS8020, the overall print quality was above average. The text came dark and well shaped, even with small sizes (5 and 6 points). And when I printed photos on premium paper, the results were great and competed with what we did not only from the six-color TS models but also from previous Pixmas of the MG series (which replaces the TS series) such as the Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One have seen.
Graphics also looked good, for the most part, although I saw some banding (a regular pattern of faint stripes) in dark fillings and backgrounds, especially black ones. On the other hand, lighter fills and gradients looked good. The TS5020 wouldn’t be the best choice for printing PowerPoint handouts, but there’s no dispute with its photo and text quality.
Due to the fifth black ink, calculating the exact cost per page for the TS5020 is nifiable, as there is no way to measure when this cartridge will enter. However, if you use the highest yielding ink tanks, the cost per page of using the four standard cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks is 4.1 cents for monochrome sides and 12.7 cents for color. Suppose the other black ink costs slightly higher per page.
Ongoing costs are not uncommon for photo-centered AIOs like this. For example, the cost per side of the Epson XP-640 is 4.7 cents for monochrome and 13.7 cents for color, and it also has a fifth ink (“Photo Black”), which in some scenarios increases the cost per page, which in turn makes the actual running costs impossible, exactly. However, you don’t have to settle for these high ink costs to get good-looking photos. The above-mentioned Pixma G3200 (with similar features to the TS5020) prints photographs over as well as all the models of the TS series discussed here and it, like several Epson EcoTank models, such as the Expression ET-3600 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer, offers Operating costs of less than 1 cent per page for monochrome and colored pages. But then both the Canon MegaTank and the Epson EcoTank machines cost 200 to 300 dollars more than the TS5020.
The Canon Pixma TS5020 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One printer is indeed an all-in-one printer because it prints, scans, and copies documents, but for the most part, these are just conveniences – it’s essentially a photo printer. Like its more expensive siblings, the TS9020 and TS8020, the lack of an ADF and high operating costs make it impractical for anything but low-volume home use. If you need more, consider a machine with lower operating costs, such as the Brother MFC-J985DW, but you won’t get close to the photo quality of the TS5020 – which is exceptional for the price.
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