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Canon PIXMA TR8520 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 11, 2020 at 11:57 am
Canon PIXMA TR8520 Picture
8.2
Family
6.1
Small/Home Office
7.9
Student
6.3
Black & White
7.8
Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is an all-in-one printer that's very versatile for printing everything from term papers to family photos from your camera. It has excellent connectivity and scanning options. For those on a budget, its cost-to-print ratio is excellent, too. On the downside, its slow print time might not be the best for those in a rush. People who print a lot of photos might also find the long wait time and just decent color accuracy especially disappointing. However, this printer is well-suited for families or students who need the occasional file printed.

Note 05/07/2021: There are no printer drivers available from Canon for the latest macOS version.

Our Verdict

8.2 Family

Great for family printing. The Canon PIXMA TR8520 has excellent photo printing quality for all of your family photos. Its cost-to-print ratio is low for both black and color ink, making it an affordable option for whatever files you want to print off. Its integrated scanner also makes it easy for you to copy more sensitive or fragile documents such as old photographs. You can even print from your camera's SD card by plugging it directly into the printer.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-to-print ratio.
  • Exceptional connectivity options.
  • Automatic document feeding for easy scanning and copying.
Cons
  • Low black ink yield.
  • Slow black, color, and photo printing speed.
6.1 Small/Home Office

Mediocre for home or small offices. While the Canon PIXMA TR8520 yields very low black text pages per cartridge, its cost per print ratio in black is great. Color also performs well, which is great if you like to add a pop of color to your work graphs. However, this printer is slow in printing off both black and color documents and it can be frustrating if you need to print off a lot of pages. Still, those working from home may appreciate this printer's automatic document feeding feature which makes it easy to process large amounts of documents. The fax feature is also a nice touch for a home office setup.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-to-print ratio.
  • Exceptional connectivity options.
  • Automatic document feeding for easy scanning and copying.
Cons
  • Low black ink yield.
  • Slow black, color, and photo printing speed.
7.9 Student

Very good for students. The Canon PIXMA TR8520's cost-to-print ratio for black text documents is great. Those who like to add a splash of color to their text documents will also find the cost-to-print ratio for color ink to be quite affordable. However, this printer has a slow print time for both black and color documents. Still, other features like an integrated flatbed and sheetfed scanner can be great when you need to copy a friend's lab notes.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-to-print ratio.
  • Exceptional connectivity options.
  • Automatic document feeding for easy scanning and copying.
Cons
  • Low black ink yield.
  • Slow black, color, and photo printing speed.
6.3 Black & White

Acceptable for black and white. The Canon PIXMA TR8520 has a great cost to print ratio for black ink, although you'll have to change the cartridge more often as it doesn't yield a lot of pages. You can purchase high yield cartridges if you want to reduce the amount of time between cartridge replacements though. This printer can also be slow to print, so if you're in a rush to print off 100 pages, prepare to be patient.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-to-print ratio.
  • Exceptional connectivity options.
  • Automatic document feeding for easy scanning and copying.
Cons
  • Low black ink yield.
  • Slow black, color, and photo printing speed.
7.8 Photo

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is very good for printing photos. The photo printing quality is excellent, and colors look vibrant. The color page yield is good and the cartridges aren't very expensive either, so printing photos over time is cost-effective.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-to-print ratio.
  • Exceptional connectivity options.
  • Automatic document feeding for easy scanning and copying.
Cons
  • Low black ink yield.
  • Slow black, color, and photo printing speed.
  • 8.2 Family
  • 6.1 Small/Home Office
  • 7.9 Student
  • 6.3 Black & White
  • 7.8 Photo
  1. Updated Jan 21, 2022: Updated ChromeOS Compatibility and fixed error in Mobile App box.
  2. Updated Jan 05, 2022: Fixed error with Max Paper Weight test result.
  3. Updated Dec 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated May 21, 2021: Corrected an error with the color cartridge price.
  5. Updated Sep 02, 2020: Update to the color cartridge price.
  6. Updated Jun 08, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  7. Updated May 11, 2020: Review published.
  8. Updated May 11, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is a decently designed printer. It has a solid plastic build, although some parts such as the input and output trays feel thin and flimsy. The scanner lid can be slightly raised to accommodate books. You can also conveniently reach the ink cartridges by lifting the scanner cover. Paper jams are also easy to reach as you can get to them by opening the scanner or rear cover. However, if you need to print off anything, the operation panel needs to be lifted first, which might not be intuitive to everyone.

Design
Dimensions
Height 7.4" (18.9 cm)
Width 17.3" (43.9 cm)
Depth 13.8" (35.1 cm)
Height When In Use
11.2" (28.5 cm)
Width When In Use
17.3" (43.9 cm)
Depth When In Use
26.2" (66.5 cm)
Weight
17.3 lbs (7.9 kg)

The Canon TR8520 is a relatively compact printer. While slightly heavier than the Canon PIXMA TS6320, its size makes it suitable for a home office or dorm table with limited space.

7.0
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit
8.5
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The Canon TR8520 has an excellent display and its LCD touchscreen is easy to view in most angles. However, the screen can be unresponsive to your touch and is prone to double clicks. Still, the navigation menu is convenient and straightforward to use. It has several different display videos available should you need to troubleshoot without your manual including dealing with paper jams, putting in paper, and rear access.

6.6
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
Yes
Number Of Color Cartridges
4
Black Cartridge Model
PGI-280
Tested Black Page Yield
11.91 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
226 prints
Color Cartridge Model
CLI-281
Tested Color Page Yield
21.49 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
492 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Dye And Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
XL and XXL

The Canon TR8520 has an okay inkjet cartridge system. Its color cartridges make it easy to replace only the color you've run out of, which is convenient. Although this printer doesn't yield a lot of black pages, its color cartridges perform much better: if you like printing out pictures for your scrapbook, then you should be able to get a lot printed before you run out of ink. However, if black page yield is important to you, check out the Epson WorkForce WF-2860. There are also high-yield cartridges available if you want to increase your print yield.

This printer will accept third-party cartridges, but this could void its warranty, and special attention must be paid as this printer uses a combination of dye and pigment-based inks.

7.4
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Flatbed Extendable Hinges
0.37" (9 mm)
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
ADF Capacity
20 pages
Scan Speed
3 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Yes (Built-in)

Update 05/28/2020: We originally reported that this printer’s software limits its max resolution to 600 DPI. However, you can raise it to 1200 DPI depending on which Canon software you’re using. We've updated the review to reflect this.

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 has decent scanning features. It has two ways to scan your files, depending on your needs: flatbed, which is great for larger or more fragile objects like books, and sheetfed, which is helpful for automatically scanning several papers at once. Unlike the Canon PIXMA TS9120, it also has fax integrated into its design, making it easy to scan documents and send them to others. While the DPI limit may seem to be 600 at first glance, if you look under the 'drivers' tab, you can do an advance scan with Canon’s My Image Garden software at a higher resolution. If you’re using the Canon IJ Scan Utility app, you can find these settings under the 'scangear' tab. If the document you’re scanning exceeds over 100MB, then you need to turn off 'thumbnail preview mode' (located on the left top corner of 'scan advanced' settings page) to reach 1200 DPI.

9.0
Design
Scanning Resolution And Color Depth
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Design
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) No
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes
Photo (8" x 10") Yes
Max Paper Weight
300 g/m²

Update 01/05/2022: We initially listed the maximum weight as 105 g/m², but this is incorrect. While Canon lists this as the maximum for non-Canon media paper, the heaviest advertised compatible paper (Canon Photo Paper Pro Platinum) weighs 300 g/m².

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 has two adjustable paper trays: one in the front and one in the rear. It can also extend to support most popular paper formats and types, making it easy to have plain paper in one tray and photo paper in another. If you want a printer that can also print tabloid size, check out the Canon PIXMA iX6820.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Installation CD
  • 4"x 6" Photo Paper Plus Glossy II sample pack (3 sheets)
  • Power cable
  • Fax/phone cable (otherwise known as a modular cable or RJ11 cable)
  • Functional earth connection kit (Canada only)
  • Canon PG1-280/CLI-281 starter cartridges
    • 1x PGI-280 Black
    • 1x CLI-281 Cyan
    • 1x CLI-281 Magenta
    • 1x CLI-281 Yellow
    • 1x CLI-281 Black

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
8.5
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
39.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.07 US$/print
Color Printing
0.08 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.21 US$/print
Ink Subscription
No

Update 05/21/2021: We had the wrong color cartridges price listed. We corrected our review.

The Canon PIXMA TR8520's cost-per-print is great. It's fairly affordable to print in either black or color with this printer, which is great if you like to move back and forth printing essays and presentation portfolios. It's also affordable to print photos with this printer, especially compared to the cost of ink and the printer itself. While you can buy each ink cartridge separately, Canon offers bundle packs that could save you more in the long run. If cost-per-print is the only feature you're looking for with your printer, check out the Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank.

Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.

6.2
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
9 PPM
Color Document
4 PPM
Photo Printing Time
55.7 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
19.1 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
100 pages

The printing speed of the Canon PIXMA TR8520 is mediocre. It takes its time printing off black-only text documents, which might be stressful when you're minutes away from handing in your final essay. Color documents are even slower. For photo printing, this printer takes almost a minute to produce one 4" x 6" photo. If you want to print color photos faster, consider the Canon PIXMA TS9520.

Document
Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
No
Photo
8.5
Photo
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 has excellent photo printing quality. Colors are vibrant, although slightly oversaturated. Detail is clear and there's no banding on the grayscale palette.

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.

7.6
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
4.80

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 has good color accuracy. While this might not be a dealbreaker for those who just need a couple of documents in color here and there, those who want more precise color accuracy may be disappointed, especially when the result is compared to the source file or document. If you want a similar printer with slightly better color accuracy, the Canon PIXMA TR4520 is a good alternative.

7.0
Photo
Color Gamut
Mobile App And Connectivity
9.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
No
External Storage Support
Yes
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The Canon TR8520 has exceptional connectivity options. For wireless, there are several connection options available including a Wi-Fi connection via your router. While you won't be able to use Wi-Fi Direct, you can connect via Bluetooth, although we could only get this connection to work using the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app; it would otherwise not directly connect through the document printing option. If you're printing from your mobile, you can also use Apple AirPrint or Mopria for Android devices. However, if you prefer a more wired setup, you can physically wire it to your router using an ethernet cable, or you can use a USB plug to connect it directly to your computer. There's also an SD card slot on the front of the printer.

Note 05/07/2021: There are no printer drivers available from Canon for the latest macOS version.

8.9
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name Canon Print Inkjet/Selphy
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes (Android and iOS)
PDF
Yes (Android and iOS)
Microsoft Office Files
Yes (Android and iOS)
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
No

Update 01/21/2022: We initially listed that you can print HTML webpages from the Android version of the app, but this is incorrect. The option to print these files is grayed out in the app. We updated the review.

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is compatible with Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY. Available on both Android and iOS, you can print, scan, and copy directly from the app. PDFs and images can also be printed from the app, and you can use the scan feature to see your scanned image directly on your device. You can order ink too, though Canon doesn't offer an ink subscription for this model.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

Update 01/21/2022: We initially listed the printer as partially compatible with ChromeOS. However, while retesting the printer, we were able to print, scan, and use Easy Wireless Connect on ChromeOS, so it's fully compatible.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 has no variants. It's now discontinued and has been replaced with the Canon PIXMA TR8620, which is nearly identical but has worse color accuracy and a lower color page yield.

Compared To Other Printers

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is a great printer for family use. Like many Canon printers, its cost-to-print ratio is affordable however, the photo printing quality is much better on the Canon TR8520. On top of this, this printer offers a variety of features such as an integrated sheetfed and flatbed scanner with fax capabilities, as well as several connectivity options. On the downside, its print speed in black and in color isn't the fastest, especially when compared with other printers such as the Brother MFC-J995DW or Brother HL-L2395DW. Also see our recommendations for the best photo printers, the best home printers, and the best printers for small businesses.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is better than the HP ENVY Photo 7855. The Canon feels better built, and it has four color cartridges instead of just one like the HP. Even though the cartridges are more expensive, the cost-per-print over time is cheaper since it can print a lot more pages. Also, the Canon has better color accuracy and better photo printing quality. On the other hand, the HP prints and scans faster, and it supports Bluetooth printing.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 are designed for small or home office printers, but the Canon is better overall. The Canon has a higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print. If you intend on printing photos as well, it has better color accuracy and a wider color gamut. On the other hand, the HP has an ADF scanner that lets you scan double-sided sheets. Also, its paper input tray can hold more sheets, so you won't have to worry about the paper as often.

Canon PIXMA TR8620

The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is the successor to the discontinued Canon PIXMA TR8520. Both printers produce amazing-looking photos, but the TR8520 yields somewhat more color pages, has a much cheaper color document cost-per-print, prints black text documents somewhat faster, and produces slightly more accurate colors. On the other hand, the TR8620 warms up faster to print the first page and supports Wi-Fi Direct.

Canon PIXMA TS9520

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is marginally better than Canon PIXMA TS9520 and performs nearly identically to it. The 8520 has integrated fax and is generally available at a cheaper price. That said, the 9520 can print out color photos faster and its input tray can hold more pages.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon is better for printing photos, while the HP is better for small or home offices. The Canon produces superior-looking photos with vibrant colors, clear details, and no banding, and it can print via Bluetooth and SD cards. On the other hand, the HP has better page yields and a lower cost-per-print, and prints much faster. Its automatic document feeder can duplex scan, and it can print via Wi-Fi Direct.

Canon PIXMA TR7520

The Canon PIXMA TR7520 and the Canon PIXMA TR8520 are very similar in terms of design and features, but the TR8520 performs significantly better for most uses. The TR8520 has a better display screen, it yields more black and color pages, and it prints higher quality photos. The TR8520 also has more connectivity options, but the TR7520 prints faster, especially when printing photos.

Canon PIXMA TS9120

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is slightly better overall than the Canon PIXMA TS9120. The TR8520 feels a bit better built, it has an automatic document feeder for processing multi-page documents quickly, and its cost-per-print is slightly more affordable too, particularly for color and photo printing. It also has better photo printing quality. In comparison, the TS9120 is slightly quicker at printing black-text documents as well as photos. It also supports Wi-Fi Direct.

Canon PIXMA TS6420

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is a better printer overall compared to the Canon PIXMA TS6420. The TR8520 yields more pages, has a much cheaper cost-per-print, prints black text documents much faster, and produces somewhat better-looking photos with much more accurate colors. Also, it has an automatic document feeder, built-in fax, an Ethernet port, and can print directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the TS6420 has a larger paper input tray.

Brother MFC-J6945DW

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is much better for casual photo prints, while the Brother MFC-J6945DW is significantly better for small or home offices. The Canon produces far better-looking photos, with vibrant, much more accurate colors and no banding. Also, it prints photos faster, and it can print directly from SD cards. The Brother yields far more pages at a much cheaper cost-per-print, prints faster, and can print directly from USB flash drives. Also, its flatbed scanner is larger, and the automatic document feeder can duplex-scan up to 11" x 17" tabloid-format sheets.

Brother MFC-J895DW

Overall, the Canon PIXMA TR8520 is better than the Brother MFC-J895DW. The Canon yields more black and color pages, and it's significantly more cost-effective in the long run. The Canon also has better color accuracy and photo printing quality, but the Brother prints faster and has a larger input tray.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW is much better overall than the Canon PIXMA TR8520. The Brother has a significantly higher color and black page yield, so it's also a more cost-effective printer over time. However, the Canon has better color accuracy, the photo quality is better, and it has more connectivity options.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and the Canon PIXMA TR8520 are both very versatile printers. The HP is better for office use since it has a much higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print for black documents, and a much faster printing speed. It can also scan double-sided documents automatically. If you intend to print in color often, the Canon is better since it produces nicer-looking images with more accurate colors at a lower cost-per-print.

Canon PIXMA TR7020

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is better than the Canon PIXMA TR7020. The TR8520 has a much higher page yield, the cost-per-print is lower over time, and it has a fax feature. It also has much better photo printing quality and it has support for external storage devices. However, the TR7020 has slightly better color accuracy and it generates its own Wi-Fi, which the TR8520 doesn't.

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is much better overall than the Canon PIXMA TR4520. The TR8520 is better built, it has a touchscreen display, and the color and black page yield are both much higher, so the cost-per-print is lower. The TR8520 also has more connectivity options and it prints faster. However, the TR4520 has slightly better color accuracy.

Canon PIXMA TS6320

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is better than the Canon PIXMA TS6320 for most uses. The TR8520 has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder, and the color accuracy is a bit better. However, the TS6320 feels better built and it's faster at printing photos.

Canon PIXMA iX6820

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is a better printer than the Canon PIXMA iX6820. The TR8520 has a slightly better photo printing quality and color accuracy, it includes a scanner and has a much better build. It is less wide than the iX6820, so it should fit on your desk or workspace easier. It also has better connectivity options including external storage support and Mopria Print Services.

HP ENVY Photo 7155

Overall, the Canon PIXMA TR8520 is much better than the HP ENVY Photo 7155. The Canon has a better display screen, an automatic document feeder with duplex scanning capability, and more connectivity options. It also has a higher page yield, lower cost-per-print, and better photo printing quality. However, the HP prints just a bit faster and has significantly better color accuracy.

Canon PIXMA TS8320

Overall, the Canon TR8520 is much better than the Canon PIXMA TS8320. The TR8520 has a sheetfed scanner, it prints higher quality photos, and it's more cost-effective due to its higher page yield and cheaper replacement ink. However, the TS8320 prints faster, especially when printing color documents and photos.

Epson WorkForce WF-2860

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is better than the Epson WorkForce WF-2860 for the most part. The Canon has a much higher color page yield, allowing you to print a lot more pages from a single cartridge. It also has better color accuracy and the photo quality is a lot better. However, the Epson has better black page yield, so it's a better choice for small offices.

Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 and the Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon is much better for photo prints while the Brother is better for students. The Canon prints black text documents and photos faster, with photos having significantly better quality and much more accurate colors. It has an Ethernet port and can print via Bluetooth and directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the Brother uses a proprietary hybrid cartridge–tank system for significantly better page yields and a much lower cost-per-print, and it can print via Wi-Fi Direct.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 and the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 are both inkjet printers, but they have different features. The PIXMA is an all-in-one unit with a scanner and automatic document feeder that performs well for home office use. It has slightly better color page yields, significantly faster print speeds, and a lower cost-per-print. On the other hand, the imagePROGRAF produces much higher quality photos, has a wider color range, and prints much more accurate-looking colors. Also, it can print tabloid-sized documents and photos.

Canon PIXMA G7020

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 and the Canon PIXMA G7020 are both great printers for family use, but the G7020 uses ink tanks instead of disposable cartridges like the TR8520. If you intend to print many photos, the TR8520 has a much better color accuracy and better photo printing quality. If you frequently print a variety of different types of documents, the G7020 may be a better choice since it yields significantly more pages at a much lower cost-per-print.

Canon PIXMA G3260

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is overall a better printer than the Canon PIXMA G3260, but the G3260 yields significantly more pages. The TR8520 has an automatic document feeder, a faster black page printing speed, significantly better photo quality, and it supports Bluetooth printing. Also, it can print double-sided pages automatically. However, since it uses ink tanks instead of cartridges, the G3260 can print many more pages before you need to refill the tanks. Since you shouldn't need to buy new ink bottles often, the cost-per-print is much lower.

HP OfficeJet 5255

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is much better than the HP OfficeJet 5255. The Canon has a much higher page yield, whether it be with color or black pages, so it has a much lower cost-per-print. It has better photo printing quality, although the HP has better color accuracy. The HP also has a better overall build quality.

Canon PIXMA TS8220

Overall, the Canon PIXMA TR8520 performs significantly better than the Canon PIXMA TS8220. The TR8520 is better-built, it has an automatic document feeder, and it prints much better photos. The TR8520 prints out black documents faster, but the TS8220 is significantly faster at printing color documents and photos.

HP ENVY Pro 6475

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is much better than the HP ENVY Pro 6475. The Canon has external storage support and better photo printing quality. It also has a display screen, faster printing speed, and a higher page yield that leads to a lower cost-per-print. However, the HP comes with two years of ink delivery service.

Canon PIXMA TS5320

For most uses, the Canon PIXMA TR8520 is significantly better than the Canon PIXMA TS5320. The TR8520 has a better display screen, it yields more black and color pages, and it has a sheetfed scanner to process multi-page documents. Additionally, the TR8520's cost-per-print is much lower, it prints faster, and it prints higher quality photos.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820

The Canon PIXMA TR8520 is a better printer overall than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820. The Canon's photo printing quality is significantly better, its color page yield is higher, and the cost-per-print is lower. Also, it has Bluetooth support, which the Epson lacks. On the other hand, the Epson has better color accuracy, a quicker printing speed, and the input tray can hold double the amount the Canon can.

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