The Canon PIXMA G2260 MegaTank All-In-One printer is decent for family use. It uses four ink tanks which yield an exceptionally high number of pages for both black and color documents, resulting in an incredible cost-per-print. It's equipped with a high-resolution flatbed scanner with a very high color depth, which is great if you want to digitize photos and maintain their true colors. When it comes to prints, color accuracy and image quality are only decent and aren't recommended for professional use, but they should be good enough for casual photos. While it prints pictures quickly, documents take significantly longer. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any wireless connectivity options or even an Ethernet port; oddly, it doesn't come with the USB cable required for printing.
The Canon G2260 is satisfactory for family use. It has a high-resolution flatbed scanner with high color depth, which is great for digitizing photos. While its photo printing quality and color accuracy are only decent, they should be more than fine for hobbies and casual photos. It has an incredibly low cost-per-print for both black and color printing. Unfortunately, it doesn't support printing from a USB thumb drive or SD card, and it doesn't have a mobile app.
The Canon G2260 is disappointing for a small or home office. While it yields an exceptionally high number of pages at a low cost, it's terribly slow at printing documents. It has a flatbed scanner, but it doesn't have an automatic document feeder and can't scan double-sided pages. It provides easy access to paper jams and ink tanks, but its build quality is only okay. You can't connect it to your router via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable, and it doesn't come with the USB cable required for printing.
The Canon G2260 is decent for students. It yields an incredible number of pages and costs very little per print for both black and color documents. It has a flatbed scanner with high resolution and one of the highest color depths we've tested. However, it's slow at printing, which isn't ideal if you're in a rush. Also, it has no wireless connectivity options, so you can print only by connecting it to your computer via a USB cable; however, it isn't included, so you need to buy one yourself.
The Canon G2260 is decent for black and white printing. The first page is slow to come out, and subsequent pages hardly get faster after that. Also, while it has a flatbed scanner, it doesn't have an automatic document feeder, and it can't scan double-sided sheets. On the plus side, it prints an exceptional number of pages with a very low cost-per-print. Although some of its parts feel flimsy, it provides easy access to ink tanks and paper jams.
The Canon G2260 is satisfactory for casual photos. It's decently well-built and provides easy access to ink tanks and paper jams. While image quality and color accuracy are only decent, they should be more than good enough for casual photos. Images cost very little per print, and you don't have to wait long for them to print out. It can print both 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" sizes.
The Canon G2260 has decent build quality. Its plastic body and the output tray feel fairly solid, and it has a removable power cable which makes it easy to replace if needed. It provides good access to paper jams and ink tanks by lifting the top cover. While the scanner lid can stay open on its own, the lid dampener isn't great, so it could slam shut if you don't guide it down slowly. Unfortunately, the individual ink covers feel flimsy. Also, it only has a USB Type-B port, so you can't plug it into your router with an Ethernet cable or use it wirelessly. Oddly, the required USB cable isn't included in the box.
The Canon G2260 is fairly compact, so it shouldn't take up much space on a desk. It's slightly taller than the Canon PIXMA G1220 because of its scanner.
The Canon G2260 has a bad display screen. It's a two-line, mono LCD that's tilted vertically. It has good visibility if you're looking directly at it, but it's hard to see it from the side. There are 12 physical buttons on the panel to navigate the menu and perform other tasks.
The Canon G2260 has an incredible supertank system. Instead of using disposable cartridges, it uses four high-capacity tanks that you refill with bottles of ink. These tanks yield a remarkable number of pages, so you shouldn't need to refill them very often. Like the Canon PIXMA G1220, it comes with three large black ink bottles, which should last you a while. However, the printer doesn't allow you to keep printing in color if the black ink tank is empty.
The Canon G2260 has passable scanner features. While it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner, it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner with hinges that can raise to scan thick items. Also, it has one of the highest color depths we've tested.
The Canon G2260 has an outstandingly low cost-per-print. Thanks to its supertank's incredibly high yields, you shouldn't have to refill the tanks or even buy new bottles often, which keeps costs very low. You can also register for Canon's Auto Replenishment Service, which automatically orders and delivers ink bottles to you when you're running low.
The Canon G2260 has a poor printing speed. The first page of a black-only text document takes a while to print, and subsequent pages hardly get faster. Color documents are also very slow, but on the bright side, photos come out fairly quickly. It can't automatically print double-sided, so you need to manually flip over each page when prompted.
The Canon G2260 has decent color accuracy. It should be fine for casual photos or adding color to a report, but it isn't recommended for tasks that require exact color reproduction.
It produces decently-detailed photos. Its photo quality is similar to that of the Canon PIXMA G1220, but the G2260 produces less banding.
These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.
The rear input tray has width sliders to fit most common paper formats.
The Canon G2260 is decent for family use, but it lacks the wireless connection options that other supertank printers have. However, it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner with one of the highest color depths we've tested. It also yields an outstanding number of both black and color pages, and its cost-per-print for color documents and photos is among the lowest we've seen. For other options, see our recommendations for the best home printers, the best office printers, and the best printers with cheap ink.
The Canon PIXMA G3260 and the Canon PIXMA G2260 are both supertank printers with nearly identical costs-per-print, but the G3260 offers wireless printing. The G3260 has a higher color page yield and slightly better photo quality, but its color accuracy is marginally worse, and it prints significantly slower than the G2260. Also, neither printer comes with the USB-A to USB-B cable required for wired printing.
The Canon PIXMA G2260 is slightly better than the Epson EcoTank ET-2720, especially if you intend to print photos. The Canon yields more pages and costs less per print for color documents and photos, and it produces much more accurate-looking colors. It also prints photos significantly faster. However, the Epson is better if you value wireless printing and a mobile app to check ink levels, perform maintenance tasks, and print from.
The HP Smart Tank Plus 551 and the Canon PIXMA G2260 are both supertank printers with an exceptional cost-per-print, but the HP is better overall. The HP is better for color printing thanks to its significantly higher color page yield and much better color accuracy. It also has wireless connectivity options and a mobile app. The Canon has a higher black page yield, but it isn't enough to make the cost-per-print lower.
The Canon PIXMA G2260 and the Epson Expression ET-2750 are both supertank printers with an exceptional cost-per-print. If you intend to print in color, the Canon has a higher color page yield, a lower cost-per-print for photos and color printing, and significantly better color accuracy. However, if you plan on mostly printing black-only documents, the Epson is better due to its higher black page yield at a slightly lower cost and its faster printing speed. Also, the Epson has wireless connectivity options and a mobile app.
The Canon PIXMA G2260 is better than the Canon PIXMA G1220. While the G1220 yields slightly more color pages, both printers have the same cost-per-print. The G2260 has a flatbed scanner, better color accuracy, and it prints photos with less banding. Otherwise, both printers have no wireless connectivity options, and neither come with the USB cable required for printing.