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Canon MegaTank Pixma G1220 Printer
Pixma G1220
A color inkjet printer from Canon, with no networking (USB only), Works with Windows and macOS. A "tank" design where the ink is stored in four large tanks.
Description
A color inkjet printer from Canon, with no networking (USB only), Works with Windows and macOS. A "tank" design where the ink is stored in four large tanks.

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased regular inkjet printers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first four years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their regular inkjet printer brand to their friends and family.

 /  5

Test Results

Text quality

Text quality

This indicates how crisply and clearly a printer produced black text in a variety of faces, sizes, and styles. Models with higher scores produce more uniform type, with sharper edges and smoother curves.

 /  5
Text speed

Text speed

This score reflects how quickly the model can print text on five pages of plain, letter-sized pages. Less than 14 seconds is Excellent; 14 to 19 seconds is Very Good; 19 to 28 seconds is Good; 28 to 39 seconds is Fair; and longer than 39 seconds is Poor.

 /  5
Graphics quality

Graphics quality

Our assessment of the appearance of color graphics produced by the printer. Black and white lasers were judged on black and white graphics.

 /  5
Photo quality

Photo quality

This is our assessment of the appearance of each photo. Models with higher scores produce more natural looking photos, with smoother changes in shading and fewer problems with banding.

 /  5
Maintenance ink use

Maintenance ink use

Reflects the amount of extra ink used by an inkjet printer printer to maintain its print heads in our test printing a total of 30 pages of text and color graphics intermittently over a 3-week period, turning the printer OFF between print jobs.

 /  5
Ink cost/year

Ink cost/year

Estimated cost (in dollars) for ink or toner in a year of typical use, based on our tests and how our readers told us they print. Your results may vary from these figures, but they are useful for comparing models.

 /  5

About

The Canon MegaTank Pixma G1220 is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Printers--Regular models like the Pixma G1220 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Text quality This indicates how crisply and clearly a printer produced black text in a variety of faces, sizes, and styles. Models with higher scores produce more uniform type, with sharper edges and smoother curves.

Text speed This score reflects how quickly the model can print text on five pages of plain, letter-sized pages. Less than 14 seconds is Excellent; 14 to 19 seconds is Very Good; 19 to 28 seconds is Good; 28 to 39 seconds is Fair; and longer than 39 seconds is Poor.

Graphics quality Our assessment of the appearance of color graphics produced by the printer. Black and white lasers were judged on black and white graphics.

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