Choosing a Printer is tough nowadays and you need to profile through a lot of options where the Printer checks all the boxes you need and the print quality is upto the mark too. However, when it comes to Inkjet printers, you need to change the cartridges when the ink is finished or dries when you don’t use it for a long time.
This is why, Ink Tank printers are considered to be more beneficial as compared to InkJet printers. Canon had sent us Canon Pixma G3010 for testing and reviewing and we used it for Printing photographs, documents and some more things to get a better idea that is it actually worth the price we are paying for? Here’s our full review about it.
Design and Build of Pixma G3010
The design and build of the Pixma G3010 is one of the good looking ones and would look blend in with most of the things in your house. The Matte Black finish of the product adds more style quotient. The build quality is better among most of the printers in this price range.
The printer comes with buttons on the right hand side beside the scanner tray and are arranged in simplistic manner and give a quite good feedback and touch. It also has a small LCD display. The LCD as usual displays wireless connectivity and if there’s any error in the printer.
Honestly, the buttons aren’t of much use because most of the work is done wirelessly through Canon Print app or through a PC to which the printer is connected to. The paper feeder tray lies on the back side of the printer and the flap folds on the top to prevent any dust particles from entering and damaging the internal equipment.
The Build quality of Canon is no doubt one of the best and would never let you down when it comes to their products.
On the outside, the Pixma G3010 is kept clean and has only two ports. 1. A power port and 2. A USB port for connecting through a PC. Also, the Printer can be operated to its full extent wirelessly through your smartphone. All you need to do is Download Canon Print app from playstore and connect to the printer.
Setting the Ink Monster up
The Printer is very easy to set up and you can do it even if you’re buying the printer for the first time. All you need to do is, Take out the printer, connect the Power and USB cable to the printer and turn it on. Then the easiest step is to pop in the CD into the CD drive and install the software and drivers onto your PC. Voila, you’re done.
If you want to set up wireless printing the steps are more easy and you can do it without any much instructions. To set it up. Here are the steps:
- Install the Canon Print app from Playstore/App store onto your device
- Turn on the printer and Press the ‘i’ button on it. It’ll print 2 pages of information.
- Look for the password on the second page. It would be present in alpha-numeric format.
- Open the Wi-Fi on your Smartphone and enter the password.
- You’re connected to the Printer and now you can print directly through your smartphone.
Refilling the INK in Pixma G3010
Talking about refilling the inks on the Printer, A whole partition lifts up to reveal the ink tanks and the lids from where the inks can be refilled. The process is very easy and even a 5 Year old kid can do it (P.S We would advise to not try this actually). Lift up the Blue flaps to reveal the Ink tank openings and fill it as per your need.
The product comes with 1 Bottle of Ink of each colour so that you can fill them on your own and purchase another set from the market when they are finished. This way of filling is not only economical but also makes you a little less worries just because the inks won’t dry up when you don’t use your printer for a long time.
Performance of Pixma G3010
I used Pixma G3010 to print alot of images clicked through DSLR and Phone. The Printing quality is Quite good and the printed images had no colour mixing or colour bleeding. Also, the ink dries quickly so there would be no issues of smudging the ink when it comes out after printing. The Performance of the Pixma G3010 is good for the price you’re paying and you can print all sorts of images through it either through phone or PC and no doubt, the results would be good and won’t disappoint you.
The pictures and the text on the glossy paper also turned out to be good. Also, you can print Borderless photos through this where you have the full customisation option on how to print the things on the A4 sheets.
The printing speed is satisfactory and it takes approximately 18-19 secs to print a Colour print and 12-14 secs to print a B&W print.
Another highlight is the availability of Scan function through the Buttons as well as the Canon Print app. All the things can be done wirelessly just at the press of a button.
|Dimensions||445 x 330 x 163mm|
|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Printing Resolution||4800 x 1200|
|Connectivity||USB, WiFi, Canon Print app|
|Scan Speed||~19 seconds|
|Print Speed||Color: ~17 seconds
B/W: ~11 seconds
If you are searching for a printer that is minimized in size, ease to keep up, and offer various functions, at that point look no further, the Canon PIXMA G3010 is certainly the printer you ought to consider. The all-in-one printer packs a great deal noteworthy highlights in a minimal body that won’t load you with high printing and upkeep cost. Profoundly prescribed for the individuals who are searching for high volume printing at reasonable expense. It is among the best printers which are available at affordable costs.