Canon Printer Buying Guide: Find the Perfect Printer for Your Needs

In the market for a new inkjet printer? Navigating the world of printing can be tricky, so we want to help make it as easy as possible for you. This Canon printer guide will break down the things you need to consider when choosing a new desktop printer, and we’ll also take a look at how to decide on a paper to use. Let’s get started and find your ideal Canon printer.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Printer

Intended Use
Determine whether you need a printer primarily for home use, creative projects, or professional use. This will help you decide which Canon range to choose from.

Print Size
Consider the size of prints you want to be able to produce. Some smaller desktop printers can only print up to A4, whereas the larger pro desktop printer can produce A2 prints.

Print Quality and Longevity
Assess your need for high-quality prints and archival qualities. If you want to produce long-lasting prints, you’ll need a printer with pigment based inks.

Budget and Long-Term Costs
Your budget will be a big defining factor when investing in a new printer. But, something many people don’t consider is the ongoing running cost of the ink. Lower cost printers may be cheaper upfront, but they have smaller cartridges, which can work out more expensive per ml.

Canon PRO-1000 printer and PRO-300 printer

Comparison of Different Canon Printer Models

Let’s take a closer look at some popular Canon printer models that we sell here at PermaJet to help you understand their features and capabilities.

Canon PIXMA TS series

These all-in-one printers are suitable for everyday home printing needs. They offer wireless connectivity and affordable cartridge options.

Canon Professional PIXMA series

These printers offer affordable options for the home and creative user with professional results, using dye inks. Read our blog to find out the difference between dye and pigment inks.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO series

The imagePROGRAF PRO series printers deliver exceptional print quality, wide colour gamut, and precise colour accuracy with pigment inks.

Tips for Choosing the Right Inkjet Paper

A crucial factor that can impact the quality of your print is the inkjet paper. With a wide number of paper options available, it can be a challenge deciding which one to go with. This is where PermaJet Test Packs come in!

PermaJet’s Test Packs contain every paper from each range, allowing you to experiment with the many different surfaces, thicknesses, and textures to find the one that suits you.

Test prints of a pencil

Using PermaJet Test Packs can provide several benefits:

Opportunity for Experimentation
PermaJet Test Packs offer a low-risk opportunity to try out different papers without committing to purchasing an entire pack. This way, you can try out different surfaces and decide which paper type to use in the future with confidence.

Printing can become expensive, especially when you factor in trying out various paper types. PermaJet Test Packs are a cost-effective way to experiment and figure out which paper is best for a particular project or image.

If you’re unsure which type of paper is best for your intended project, PermaJet Test Packs are a great place to start.

We hope this Canon printer buying guide has helped you understand what to consider when choosing a new printer. Our knowledgeable customer service team is also available to assist you with any questions you may have. Happy printing!

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