The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a disappointing all-in-one inkjet printer for small or home offices. Despite being marketed as a small or home office printer, it's perhaps best suited for families or students. Photo quality is great due to vibrant colors and nice detailing, while the color accuracy should be passable enough for casual photo use. It has outstanding connectivity options, including Bluetooth support, and is compatible with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY companion app. Unfortunately, its black cartridge yields few pages and often needs replacing. Printing speed is also rather slow regardless of what you're printing. On the upside, the cartridges are quite affordable and particularly offer good value for printing in color.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a great printer for family use. The quality of printed photos is excellent and color accuracy is passable enough for casual use. It has a great cost-per-print for both black and color printing, and it has a flatbed scanner for scanning small books and fragile photos. You can also print photos from an SD card and it's compatible with an outstanding companion app.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a sub-par printer for small and home offices. Its black cartridge has a low yield and needs replacing often. Printing speed is also slow, regardless of what you're printing. It won't take up much space on your desk, but while the build quality is decent overall, some parts feel flimsy. On the other hand, it has integrated fax and an automatic document feeder, but it lacks duplex scanning.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is an excellent printer for students. It has great cost-per-print, especially when printing in color. It has outstanding connectivity options, including Bluetooth support, and its compact size won't take up much space in a dorm. It has a flatbed scanner for scanning small books and there's an automatic document feeder, but it lacks duplex scanning.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a mediocre choice for printing in black and white. The first page of a document prints pretty slowly and subsequent pages aren't that much faster. Its black cartridge has a low yield and needs replacing often. Fortunately, the value of printing in black-only is great as replacement cartridges aren't expensive and there are even high-yielding cartridges available should you need it. However, while there's an automatic document feeder, it lacks duplex scanning.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a very good printer for casual photos. Photo printing quality is excellent and color accuracy is passable enough for casual use. Its design feels a bit flimsy but it's compact enough to not take up much space. Unfortunately, it can't print on 2" x 3" paper.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 has a decent build and design quality. It's made entirely of plastic, with some parts, such as the output tray and scanner lid, feeling flimsy and wobbly. The scanner lid does raise slightly to accommodate average size books and stays up on its own. Also, potential paper jams are easy to get to from the rear access point. The printer itself needs to be on to change the cartridges, which is an otherwise easy task to accomplish.
This is a relatively compact printer, making it an ideal choice for small offices or dorms as it won't take up a lot of space on a desk or shelf.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 has an excellent display screen. It's easy to navigate the menus on its large LCD touchscreen, and it's easy to view at most angles. It has quick access to copy, scan, fax, and print options from the menu and there are even instructional tutorial videos for tasks like fixing paper jams. Unfortunately, the screen is prone to double clicks and is unresponsive to touch at times.
The Canon TR8620 has an okay cartridge system. It has two black cartridges and three color ones. While the yield of the black ink is quite low and often needs replacing, the color cartridges offer a better value. That said, there are higher-yielding cartridges available should you need them. If you want a printer with much higher page yield, then look into the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e.
You can also use third-party cartridges in this printer, although it might void your warranty.
This printer has great scanner features. It has a flatbed for scanning average-sized books or manuals, and there's an automatic document feeder. Unfortunately, it lacks duplex scanning, so you have to manually flip double-sided documents yourself. Also, the scanner lid has a bit of wobble to it when it's open. There's integrated fax, which may be beneficial for those in an office environment. The scan resolution defaults at 600 DPI, but you can boost this to 1200 DPI from the 'Scan Gear' option by accessing the Canon IJ Scan Utility app from your computer.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620's cost-per-print is great. Printing is fairly affordable due to the low cost of the ink cartridges, which is great as the black cartridge has a low yield. Printing photos is also quite affordable and even cheaper than the Canon PIXMA TR8520.
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.
This printer has mediocre printing speeds. The first page of a black-only document prints fairly slowly, and subsequent pages aren't much faster. Printing in color is even slower.
Note: Our test results are nearly twice as slow as the advertised speed. We recently retested this over Wi-Fi and with a USB cable to verify if our numbers were accurate. Our retest results were approximately the same as the first time we tested it, although speeds were marginally faster over a USB connection.
The Canon TR8620 has mediocre color accuracy. While it's likely not a dealbreaker for those who want to add a splash of color to documents or print a few photos for the family scrapbook, those who need more accurate color accuracy for their profession may want to consider a different printer.
The Canon TR8620 has excellent photo printing quality. Photos have good detail and vibrant colors, with yellow, in particular, looking great. There's no banding present, but there's some slight coloring on the grayscale.
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 Canon PIXMA TR8620 has two adjustable paper trays, one in the front and one in the rear that each holds 100 pages. It supports most common paper sizes, but can't print 2" x 3" photo size or the 11" x 17" tabloid size.
The Canon TR8620 has outstanding connectivity options, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB. It's compatible with AirPrint and Mopria and there's support for printing from SD cards, but not for USB flash drives.
The Canon TR8620 is compatible with the outstanding Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY companion app.
We tested the Canon PIXMA TR8620 in black, and there aren't any variants available. You can see our unit's label here.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a disappointing all-in-one inkjet printer for office use. It's a step above the nearly identical Canon PIXMA TR8520, though that one's color cartridges have a higher page yield. The TR8620 is marketed as a home office printer but would be a better choice for students of families. For other options, see our recommendations for the best photo printers, the best laser printers, and the best all-in-one printers.
The Canon PIXMA TS9520 and Canon PIXMA TR8620 are both great family printers with excellent photo quality. The TR8620 has a higher black page yield, a lower cost-per-print, a fax feature, and it can print via Wi-Fi Direct. On the other hand, TS9520 has a higher color page yield and better color accuracy. Also, the TS9520 can print tabloid-size paper.
The Brother MFC-J995DW is overall better than the Canon PIXMA TR8620. The Brother yields significantly more pages at a much lower cost-per-print, and it prints much faster. On the other hand, the Canon has better photo printing quality, and it supports printing via Bluetooth and Mopria Print Service.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is overall better than the Canon PIXMA TR8620, but the Canon may be a better choice if you intend to print photos often. The HP has a much higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print for both black and color documents. It also prints much faster and holds more paper in its input tray. However, the Canon has better photo printing quality and it has a lower cost-per-print for photos. Also, unlike the HP, the Canon supports Bluetooth printing.