The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is an all-in-one color printer with a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder. The color page yield is good, with a cost-per-print that's great for color documents and excellent for photos. Also, it prints excellent-looking photos that are vibrant and well-detailed. The connectivity options are exceptional, including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, and it can print directly from SD cards. Unfortunately, it's very slow at printing documents, and it reproduces colors with mediocre accuracy. Also, the black page yield is poor, but since the cartridge is quite affordable, the black page cost-per-print is still very good. This printer was recently discontinued and replaced by the Canon PIXMA TR8620a.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a great printer for family use. It prints excellent-looking photos with good detail and has a flatbed scanner and automatic document feeder for digitizing your files. The overall cost-per-print is great, which should help keep you within your budget. Unfortunately, the accuracy of colors is mediocre, although it should still be fine for casual use.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is an okay printer for small or home office use. The black page yield is poor, it prints black and color documents very slowly, and it's a bit slow to print the first page. The output tray and scanner lid feel flimsy, and the automatic document feeder can't duplex scan. On the bright side, it yields a good number of color documents and has an exceptional array of connectivity options.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a great printer for students. There's a flatbed scanner and automatic document feeder to help digitize your work. The cost-per-print is great overall, helping running costs stay low, and you can print via Wi-Fi and directly from SD cards. Unfortunately, it's a bit slow to warm up and print the first page.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is unremarkable for black and white printing. The printing speed is poor, with a bad page yield, and it's a bit slow to warm up and print the first page. Although it has an automatic document feeder, it can't duplex scan. On the bright side, the cost-per-print is very good, it's compatible with XL and XXL cartridges, and its connectivity options are exceptional.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a very good printer for casual photos. Printed pictures look amazing, with vibrant details and no banding present. Unfortunately, the color accuracy is mediocre, so although it should be fine for casual use, it isn't ideal for professions requiring exact color reproduction.
We tested the Canon PIXMA TR8620 in black, and there aren't any variants available. It's the replacement to the discontinued Canon PIXMA TR8520, which has somewhat better color page yields and prints faster. The TR8620 is also discontinued, and its successor, the Canon TR8620a, is nearly identical but the manufacturer doesn't advertise it to have Bluetooth printing. You can see our unit's label here.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is marketed as a home office printer, but it's better for students or families. It produces some of the best-looking photos of any printer we've tested, and it can print directly from SD cards. However, its black page yield is low, and the printing speeds are rather slow overall.
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The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a better printer overall compared to the Canon PIXMA TR7020. The TR8620 has better page yields, a much cheaper cost-per-print, prints faster, and produces much better-looking photos. Also, it can fax, and can print directly from SD cards.
The Canon PIXMA G7020 and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the TR8620 is better for families and casual photo printing. The TR8620 produces higher-quality photos with good detail and vibrant colors. It prints faster overall and can also print directly off of SD cards. On the other hand, the G7020's supertank ink system gives it a far superior page yield and cost-per-print.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 performs much better overall compared to the Canon PIXMA TR4720. The TR8620 has far superior page yields at a significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and it prints faster. Also, its large color touchscreen display is significantly easier to navigate than the one on the TR4720, and the TR8620 has an Ethernet port and can print directly from SD cards.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is overall better than the Canon PIXMA TS6420a. The TR8620 has a higher page yield, which results in a lower cost-per-print, even if its five cartridges cost more to replace than the TS6420a's two cartridges. Also, it has an automatic document feeder, an Ethernet port, and support for a USB drive. It also prints colors more accurately, so your photos will look truer to life.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a color inkjet printer that produces excellent-quality photos, while the Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer is a compact, battery-powered model that only prints photos. The PIXMA performs better as a traditional printer, as it has a far superior cost-per-print, prints significantly better-detailed, vibrant photos with much more accurate colors, and has an outstanding variety of connectivity options, including direct printing from SD cards. On the other hand, the IVY is a better option if you want a printer that can quickly and easily print casual 2" x 3" photos from a mobile device while on the go.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 and the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 are inkjet printers with different features. The imagePROGRAF is designed for high-quality photo printing, producing much higher-quality photos with more accurate-looking colors. Also, it has a wider range of colors it can produce. On the other hand, the PIXMA has an overall cheaper cost-per-print and significantly better print speeds. Since it's meant to be a home office printer, it also has a high-resolution scanning bed with an automatic document feeder.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is overall better than the HP ENVY Inspire 7255e, especially for photos. The Canon yields about 100 or so more pages than the HP for both black and color, so you won't need to replace the cartridges as often. While its three individual color cartridges are more expensive than the HP's one color cartridge, the Canon's last longer, so you won't spend as much money on ink in the long run. It also prints nicer-looking photos with more range and accuracy.
The Brother MFC-J895DW and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon prints significantly better photos, with good detail and vibrant colors. The Canon also has better page yields and a lower cost-per-print for photos and color documents, and it can print directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the Brother prints faster overall, particularly for color documents.
The Canon PIXMA iX6820 and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are both color inkjet printers, but the TR8620 is a better printer for families or students. The TR8620 has a flatbed scanner, an automatic document feeder, and it can fax. You can print via more ways than on the iX6820, and it produces somewhat better-looking photos and automatically prints double sided. On the other hand, the iX6820 has much better page yields and a much lower cost-per-print, it prints color documents and photos faster, and it warms up much quicker to print the first page.
The Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Brother is a better multipurpose printer, while the Canon is better for casual photo printing. The Brother's INKvestment Tank cartridge system gives it a far superior page yield and cost-per-print, and it feels much sturdier and better built. On the other hand, the Canon produces photos with significantly better quality and detail.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 and the Canon PIXMA TR8620a are nearly identical in performance and appearance, so you'll be happy if you buy either one. The only noticeable difference is that the TR8620a's specs no longer mention Bluetooth printing. While the Bluetooth on the TR8620 unit we tested didn't work, the manufacturer advertises that it has it.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is better for most uses compared to the Canon PIXMA TS9120. The TR8620's cost-per-print is cheaper overall, it prints much better-looking photos, and it has an automatic document feeder with built-in fax. On the other hand, the TS9120 yields more color pages and prints much faster.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a better printer for most uses compared to the Canon PIXMA TR7520. The TR8620 prints much better-looking photos, has a much better touchscreen, and it has an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the TR7520 yields somewhat more color pages and prints much faster.
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 for photos, a fax feature, and it can print via Wi-Fi Direct. On the other hand, TS9520 has a higher color page yield and can print tabloid-size paper.
The HP ENVY 5055 and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon is better overall. The Canon's page yields and cost-per-print are superior, and it produces photos with much better quality. It also has an ADF, faxing capabilities, an Ethernet port, and can print directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the HP has significantly better color accuracy, though it still isn't suitable for tasks that require accurate color reproduction.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is an all-in-one inkjet printer, while the Liene Amber M100 is a thermal printer that uses dye-sublimation to print photos. The Canon is a better choice if you need a traditional printer to print and scan documents but also want something that prints nice-looking photos. On the other hand, the Liene is better if you just want a compact printer to print photos. Both print detailed and clear images, but the Canon's colors look more accurate.
The Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon is a better printer overall. The Canon produces photos with excellent quality, good detail, and vibrant colors. It has a slightly higher page yield and better cost-per-print. It also prints black text documents and photos faster, can fax, and can print directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the Epson prints color documents more quickly, and its automatic document feeder can duplex scan.
The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820 and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are all-in-one color inkjet printers that are good for families and students, but the Canon is better for photo printing. The Canon produces much better-looking photos with good detail and vibrant colors, and it has a higher color page yield and a lower photo cost-per-print. On the other hand, the Epson is better for small or home offices, with a better black page yield and black-only document cost-per-print, and it prints much faster.
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 Mopria Print Service.
The Epson WorkForce WF-2850 and the Canon PIXMA TR8620 are both designed for home office use, but the Canon is a more versatile model. Although its cartridges cost more, the Canon prints more pages, resulting in a lower cost-per-print. Also, the Canon prints and scans faster than the Epson. If you print photos often, the Canon's photo quality is significantly nicer, and its colors look a lot truer to their originals.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a better printer for casual photos and families, while the Canon PIXMA G3260 is better if you print in black and white frequently. The TR8620 produces significantly better-looking photos and prints them much faster, it has an Ethernet port, and it can print directly from SD cards. Additionally, the TR8620 has an automatic document feeder and can fax. On the other hand, the G3260 uses a supertank system for far superior page yields at a much cheaper cost-per-print.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is an overall much better printer than the Canon PIXMA TR4520. The TR8620 has much better page yields, a much better cost-per-print, prints much faster, and produces better-looking photos. Also, it can print via Wi-Fi Direct and directly from SD cards. Both printers have automatic document feeders and built-in fax.
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 prints single pages faster.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is a better printer overall compared to the Canon PIXMA TS8320. The TR8620 yields more black pages, its overall cost-per-print is cheaper, and it prints much better-looking photos. Also, it has an automatic document feeder, built-in fax, and an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the TS8320 yields more color pages, and it prints significantly faster, especially for photos.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620's build quality is decent. It's made entirely of plastic, but some parts, like the output tray and scanner lid, feel flimsy and wobbly. The scanner lid raises 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.
Update 01/28/2022: We reshot our 'In Use Picture' since the initial one didn't have the input tray fully extended.
If you want a much more compact printer that's dedicated to photo printing, check out the Liene Amber M100.
The Canon 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 at times.
The Canon TR8620's cartridge system is okay. It has one black cartridge for monochrome printing, and four color cartridges for printing photos and in color. The printer yields a good number of color pages, although the black page yield is poor. Fortunately, there are higher-yielding cartridges available should you need them. You can also use third-party cartridges in this printer, although it might void your warranty. If you want a printer with much higher page yield, then look into the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e.
This printer has good scanner features. It has a flatbed for scanning average-sized books or manuals, an automatic document feeder, and built-in fax. 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.
When using the Canon IJ Scanning Utility software on a computer to scan, you're limited to a 600 DPI scan resolution by default. To access the full 1200 DPI resolution, you need to need to click on "ScanGear", go to "Advanced Mode", then change "Output Resolution" to 1200 DPI. Doing so will create a large scanned file, which will require you to disable the thumbnail found in the top-left corner of the ScanGear window. The scanner will then be able to capture finer details as a result.
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. 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.
If you want a lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos, check out the Canon PIXMA TR8520.
The Canon TR8620 has okay printing speeds, with our results being twice as slow as the advertised speed. Printing in color is especially slow. There are two adjustable paper trays, one in the front that can hold 100 plain sheets, and another in the rear that holds either 100 plain sheets or 20 sheets of 4" x 6" photo paper.
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 Glossy Magnetic Photo Paper) weighs 670 g/m².
If you're looking for a photo printer that can print tabloid-sized documents and images, check out the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300.
The Canon TR8620 has decent color accuracy. It's fine for those who want to add a splash of color to documents or print a few photos for the family scrapbook, but those who need accurate colors for their profession may want to consider a different printer.
The Canon TR8620 can print directly from SD cards but not from USB flash drives. While the product's specs mention Bluetooth printing, you can't actually print via Bluetooth. On Android, the printer shows up in the Bluetooth devices list. However, tapping on it gives you a message that says "This device needs an app." On iOS, the printer doesn't show up as a device at all.
The Canon TR8620 is compatible with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app. You can use it to print, scan, and copy directly from your phone, and even order ink without needing a subscription. While Canon advertises this printer supports Bluetooth printing, it didn't work on the tested unit. The newer version of this printer, the Canon PIXMA TR8620a, is identical but doesn't have Bluetooth printing support advertised.
Update 01/21/2022: We initially listed the printer as partially compatible with ChromeOS since we weren't able to scan. However, while retesting the printer, we were able to scan on ChromeOS, so we updated the result to fully compatible.
Printing and scanning both work on Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS.