The Canon PIXMA G2260 MegaTank is an innovative printer to overcome high running cost issue. Despite inkjet printers have one thing in common, expensive per-page cost, the G2260 features a refillable MegaTank ink system that promises cost-efficient printing for any purposes.
The release of this product stretches the list of printers with super capacity, following Epson with their EcoTank models. The G2260 is not only high in volume but also dependable in performance. The versatile printer is packed with tons of features to help you with everyday printing tasks.
Canon PIXMA G2260 Design
While most Canon PIXMA printers are characterized with round edges, the G2260 looks bold and fresh with straight edges and clean lines. From any angle, it is a stylish printer device that works well to boost your mood when working with tedious tasks.
Combination of grey top and black bottom adds a modern touch for overall appearance. On the top of the device, it houses a control panel that looks clean with several buttons, including power button, menu button, and functional buttons. It also features a 2-line mono LCD for easier operations.
The G2260 has a compact design with small footprints. Measuring 6.6 inches (H) by 17.6 inches (W) by 13 inches (D) and weighing 14 pounds, finding a good spot for this printer is not a big deal. Despite the depth increases to 21.9 inches when in use, it won’t consume a lot of space on your bench.
How do I feel about its appearance? Of course, I really admire the exterior design of this model. It looks modern and I can confirm that it can be a great addition to your station.
Greater Productivity with AIO Inkjet Printer
The PIXMA G2260 is a full featured printer with all-in-one functionality. It comes in handy to help tackle your documents, from printing to copying to scanning. This multipurpose device is specifically designed to improve your productivity, whether in home offices or small businesses.
It supports high print resolution up to 4800 x 1200 dpi for excellent output quality. The printer functionality allows you to handle document, photo, as well as borderless printing for various purposes, including creative projects and artwork.
The G2260 also comes with a versatile copier that features borderless copy, multiple copy, standard copy, photocopy, and much more. With maximum document size up to 8.5 by 11.7 inches, it can handle more documents than you think.
Additionally, this model is packed with a dependable flatbed scanner with CIS scanning element. There are some features to take benefit from this functionality, including photo scanning, document scanning, save to PC, and scan multi-page PDF.
With this scanner, text document or photo can be easily scanned and saved to your computer. But make sure your document size is no more than 8.5 by 11.7 inches (A4/Letter).
Moderate Print Speed
According to marketing materials, the G2260 delivers high print speed for your printing convenience. Despite the claim, I should say it’s not as fast as I thought. But the fact that it is built for light-duty home use and small business, the speed rating is forgivable.
This model is rated at 10.8 pages per minute for mono and 6.0 pages per minute for color. As an entry-level printer, this speed rating is on par with its rival. Even, the speed is slightly higher than its MegaTank counterpart, the Canon PIXMA G1220 that is rated at 9.1 ppm for black and 5 ppm for color.
Media and Paper Handling
Canon’s G2260 is not a business-oriented printer that is expected to handle heavy-duty office use. Specifically designed for home environment or small business, it is not equipped with a decent input tray capacity. I’m serious, there’s nothing special with its paper capacity.
Coming with rear paper feeding, this model features a single input tray that holds plain paper up to 100 sheets. The same input tray can also hold up to 20 sheets of 4 x 6 for photo printing. However, it does not feature automatic document feeder for double-sided printing.
The G2260 boasts a variety of media size and types. It supports a wide range of paper sizes, from 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches (square) to Legal to custom size. Not to mention it enables you to print borderless photo with supported sizes from 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches to 8.5 inches by 11 inches (Letter).
This model is compatible with an extensive range of paper types, such as plain paper, glossy photo paper, semi-gloss photo paper, and matte photo paper. You can also have fun with creative projects and artwork as it supports magnetic photo paper, iron-on transfers, and much more.
Canon PIXMA G2260 Output Quality
Many home-use printers come with standard output quality that is just good enough to handle everyday printing tasks, but the G2260 is an exception. It may be designed for home environment but it promises outstanding output quality, especially for printing functionality.
This printer managed to work well with text. The printed document was highly legible and I hardly noticed misshaped characters. Combining decent printing technology and hybrid consumables, it produces crisp blacks as well as vivid colors.
The G2260 can easily handle fills and gradients. Color gradation went smoothly, banding and hairline were hardly noticeable. Whether you want to print graphics or charts, this printer can help you with the task.
Photo printing is one of highlights of the G2260. It delivers high quality photos with crisp, accurate and vivid colors. Without the need for editing your photos, you will be happy with the result.
What do I think about the output quality? I am quite satisfied with the result. With crisp black and vivid colors, this printer brings your picture to life. This is more than sufficient for kid’s homework, art projects, or paperwork.
MegaTank Ink System
The G2260 MegaTank boasts an innovative ink system to solve high running cost problems. It features refillable ink tanks that are easy to set up. Newly designed bottles are color-specific to prevent you from filling the wrong colors. With advanced technology, the bottle stops filling once the tank is full.
This printer is equipped with four individual tanks consisting of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. It is compatible with GI-21 pigment-based black bottle 170 ml and GI-21 dye-based color bottles 70 ml (each).
With ultra-high capacity of inks, it offers higher page yield up to 6,000 pages for black and 7,700 for colors. This is 30 times more yields compared to conventional cartridges. As a bonus, Canon offers ink savings of $1,175 that includes ink bottle set, and 2 additional black ink bottles.
Connectivity and Software
Hi-Speed USB is the only standard interface that allows you to connect this printer with compatible devices. To be honest, the lack of wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth makes it less attractive especially for printers released in the last few years.
When it comes to software, each package of the G2260 includes printer driver, Easy-PhotoPrint Editor, and PosterArtist Lite Software. It enables you to enhance photos before printing or simply correct colors for the best print result.
Canon PIXMA G2260 Pros and Cons
Coming with a variety of print options and decent overall performance, the G2260 may get your attention. Despite it seems ideal for your family or small business, it has minor drawbacks that are worth the thought. Here’s a closer look at the G2260 pros and cons.
Canon PIXMA G2260 Pros
- Ultra-High Inks Capacity
Of course, it should be on the top of the list. The G2260 MegaTank comes with ultra-high ink capacity to deliver high printing volume. Enjoy hassle-free ink refill with new bottle technology that prevents you from overfilling the tanks.
- Outstanding Print Results
The G2260 is a home use printer that promises outstanding print results. Featuring high print resolution and hybrid inks, it delivers high quality output for every task, such as text, photos, and graphics.
- Stylish Design and Layout
I don’t have many references for printer with stylish design but the G2260 is one of them. It has a cutting-edge design with gray-black combination that accentuates a modern look. I’m sure it can be a nice addition in your room.
Canon PIXMA G2260 Cons
- Lack of Wireless Connectivity
The G2260 model is not a wireless printer, which means it only depends on USB interface to connect with other devices. For a printer released in the last few years, the lack of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth makes it less attractive.
- Lack of ADF
Lack of automatic document feeder means you cannot print double-sided documents without user intervention. It might be a bit inconvenient but I can tolerate this lack because the G2260 is not a business-oriented printer.
To sum up, the G2260 is a multipurpose home printer that promises printing convenience. It offers a variety of printing options, highlights ultra-high consumables capacity, and delivers high quality output for daily printing tasks.
The Canon PIXMA G2260 makes an ideal choice for those looking for a versatile and dependable printer for home environment or small businesses. But in the event that you want to enjoy easier printing with wireless connectivity, the G2260 is surely not your cup of tea.