Canon Pixma G4510 review | TechSwitch

    The Pixma G4510 is designed for the small or house workplace, and Canon has completed effectively to cram a lot performance into such a conveniently compact unit. You may print, scan, copy and fax, as you’d count on from a four-in-one, nevertheless it additionally manages to squeeze in a 100-sheet paper tray (on the rear), a two-line show and Wi-Fi.

    What’s extra shocking is the incorporation of Canon’s new refillable ink-tank system with out including significantly to the general dimension. It does add considerably to the price, however for the £285 (about US$390, AU$508) this printer comes with sufficient ink to print 6,000 mono paperwork and seven,000 color.  

    Canon’s answer shouldn’t be as refined as Epson’s EcoTank system, which has advanced markedly in its second era, however it’s well-implemented right here and if the figures are to be believed, the ink bottles are even most cost-effective than Epson’s. You’ll discover that there are solely 4 tanks (versus Epson’s 5, or Canon’s personal six-ink cartridge system) and a few key options like duplex printing are lacking, so on this evaluate we are going to learn the way it compares total.


    The Canon Pixma G4510 is likely one of the smallest four-in-one units we’ve examined and the best way its ADF and its 100-page paper tray fold away into such a neat rectangular field, is moderately intelligent. It implies that when not in use, you may slide this MFP right into a submitting cupboard drawer. Fairly than the same old shiny black end, which tends to draw mud, the G4510 is matte black. Our solely concern is that all the many shifting components really feel a bit of flimsy. 

    ink tanks side view

    Spec Sheet

    Listed below are the complete specs of the Canon Pixma G4510:

    Kind: Multifunction color inkjet printer

    Features: Print, copy, scan, fax 

    Ink: 4 ink tanks (C, M, Y, BK) 

    Paper dimension: As much as A4   

    Connectivity: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB 

    Information storage slot: None   

    Print velocity: eight.8ipm (mono), 5ipm (color) 

    Paper tray capability: 100 sheets   

    Print high quality: Four,800 x 1,200 dpi 

    Duplex: No   

    Scan high quality: 1,200 x 600 dpi   

    Apple AirPrint: Sure   

    Google Cloud Print: Sure 

    App help: iOS/Android

    Consumables included: Four x 700ml ink bottles    

    Dimension/weight: 197 x 445 x 330mm (HxWxD)/7.3kg


    Being a Four-in-1 gadget, you’ll be able to print, scan, copy and fax, however there are a lot extra options. Wi-Fi is inbuilt, for example, and you should use Wi-Fi Direct as an alternative of a community.

    The media tray, in addition to holding a shocking quantity of plain A4 paper (100-sheets) may also take envelopes, and picture paper of any dimension as much as A4, together with Canon’s sq. picture paper.  

    For black and white printing, the Pixma G4510 is pretty immediate however not at all quick at a quoted eight.8ipm (imprints per minute), whereas color images take so much longer. The print decision is suitable at Four,800 x 1,200 dpi, although yow will discover extra element with different printers at a lower cost. The scanner decision is equally unimpressive at 600 x 1,200. 

    Some key options are lacking, so be certain, before you purchase, that you just received’t be needing to print paperwork on each side. The Pixma G4510 can not duplex print and likewise, it has no entrance USB, or SD card slots, which we discovered fairly inconvenient. 

    Setup and operation 

    Organising the Pixma G4510 is straight ahead, and made simpler by the useful movies which might be linked to the QR codes within the printed consumer guide. You wouldn’t often want to look at a video to get a printer going, however when there are bottles of high-priced ink to pour, it’s price getting all the recommendation yow will discover first. 

    pouring ink into printer

    It’s truly a reasonably easy case of eradicating the stoppers from every tank and pouring in the fitting color. Clearly you’ll have to get this proper to keep away from completely ruining your printer.

    black ink in printer

    In contrast to Epson’s EcoTank, the place the bottle nozzles correspond and valves stop you from spilling or overfilling, the Canon system leaves plenty of risk for error. We managed to splash a few drops onto the desk, leaving what appears to be a everlasting stain. 

    LCD display

    Most options of the Pixma G4510 are very straightforward to make use of, however we had numerous hassle understanding the best way to scan a doc for some cause. It’s simply not probably the most intuitive interface and the two-line show is a bit of irritating. 

    Printer with test pages

    How we take a look at printers

    Every printer we supply for testing is measured on our take a look at bench and the outcomes are critically in contrast with each different mannequin we’ve got reviewed. Fairly than counting on the producer’s quoted figures, we time the primary web page out and print speeds in single sheet and duplex mode utilizing a normal ten-page doc and a stopwatch app. To check print high quality, we print out the identical set of take a look at paperwork on each machine. These twelve take a look at pages embrace textual content of various font sizes and colors, combined picture and textual content pages, a set of images and a collection of take a look at patterns designed to evaluate sharpness, color constancy, distinction and gray scale. 

    We additionally calculate working prices, evaluate performance and think about every product’s versatility, design and construct high quality. The general rating displays all of those parameters and total worth for cash.


    Textual content paperwork are thrust out fairly shortly by the Pixma G4510 and so they look satisfyingly sharp and effectively delineated at very small font sizes. We did discover some fluctuation within the quantity of ink utilized, with some passages trying very barely lighter than others. 

    Color paperwork seem daring with very effectively contained colors that confirmed no indicators of smearing or seeping. Photographs lack the distinction and vividness of Canon’s six-colour ink system, nevertheless it makes the many of the 4 ink tanks to offer fairly boldly colored prints. The Pixma G4510 lacks the decision to point out all of the element in high-resolution photographs, nonetheless, and images look smooth compared to these of the Epson EcoTank ET-7750 for instance. 

    Remaining verdict

    This neat Four-in-1 printer brings all the key options to your workplace in a desktop-sized unit. Printing is quick sufficient by way of mono printing and textual content stays sharp at very small level sizes. Color paperwork look even higher with glorious separation between colors and no seeping, or smearing. Regardless of the dimensions, you’ll be able to stack 100 sheets of paper within the rear paper tray, or envelopes, or any dimension of picture paper together with Canon’s 5×5” sq. paper. Better of all is the low working price that’s made potential by the refillable ink system, with one set of bottles yielding as much as 7,000 color pages. 

    To suit all the whole lot in and maintain the price down, the Pixma G4510 has needed to forego duplex printing and there are not any entrance USB, or SD card slots. Print high quality is considerably restricted by the Four,800 x 1,200 dpi decision, which is decrease than most inkjets at this worth level and though the ink system is equally priced to Epson’s EcoTank bottles, it’s not appropriate and fewer refined. 

    In the event you want a photograph inkjet printer on your house workplace that may additionally scan, copy and fax, the Pixma G4510 can do all of that with out taking over a lot room. And though the price might sound a bit of excessive, the refillable ink tank system will start to save lots of your corporation cash shortly, should you print numerous paperwork. It’s much less refined and lower-specified than it’s rival, the Epson EcoTank ET-7750, but in addition cheaper and extra ink environment friendly.

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