On January 15, 2011 I wrote a mini-review of the Canon Pixma MG5220 all-in-one wireless printer. Since my original review I have had the opportunity to use the printer more extensively and I wanted to share my thoughts about what I have learned.
The Canon MG5220 can handle two-sided printing with ease. There are two paper drawers, with one mounted below the unit and holds 150 sheets of paper. The second drawer is for thicker paper and card stock. The cover on the scanner also can accept thicker materials as well.
Using standard paper and printing black text documents the Canon Pixma MG5220 spits the pages out on average of about 8 pages per minute. Color documents and slightly slower but not by much while color photographs print out on average of about 2 per minutes.
The memory card holder supports SD Card, Memory Stick, CompactFlash as well as XD-Picture Cards.
Wireless works very well. All of my laptop computers have no issues printing from anywhere in my home.
The scanner is a little slow and takes a minute or so to warm up. But once it does get warmed up it works flawlessly.
I also believe that the controls on the Canon Pixma MG5220 are easy to use and function without issues. The best way to describes the controls is that they just flat-out work right.
At all speeds, the MG5220 is quieter than most printers.
When it comes to the price of ink, the Canon is on par with any of the other ink jet printers. I don’t believe the cost of ink is outrageous nor is the amount of ink used excessive. Overall the printer usage and cost of ink is average.
I did try using the printer with Linux Mint buy I couldn’t get it working via wireless.
Overall I am very satisfied with the Canon MG5220. When I purchased the system from Amazon it was on sale for only $89.99 which I believe is a very good price for a all-in-one printer.
If you own one of these printers, please let us know what you think of it.