The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is a sub-par multi-purpose printer. While it can print great-looking photos full of vibrant colors, its black and color page yields are rather low, which means that you have to replace the ink cartridges often if you print on a regular basis. Its printing speed is slow, even for black-only documents, and scanning long documents can be frustrating, as it lacks an Automatic Document Feeder. On the bright side, it has great connectivity options and Canon's outstanding mobile app lets you perform most tasks using just your smartphone. If you want to add a splash of color to your surroundings, this printer is also available in a nice minty green or pink.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is an okay family printer. Its photo printing quality is great, as they look vibrant and detailed, but it can be quite expensive if you print a lot, since there's only one color cartridge. The scanner's lid can be extended a bit if you need to scan thicker documents; however, there's no Automatic Document Feeder.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is a bad printer for home or small offices. Its black page yield is quite low and although its color page yield is slightly better, there's only one color cartridge, so you still have to replace the ink cartridges often if you're to print in large numbers. Printing speed is slow for both black and color documents, and the scanner's lack of an Automatic Document Feeder makes scanning long documents a time-consuming process.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is a decent printer for students. Its cost-per-print for black only documents is mediocre due to the cartridge's low yield, so it gets expensive if you have to print a lot. It's also very slow at printing, which isn't ideal if you need to hand in a paper quickly. However, its wide connectivity options let you connect through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and Canon's mobile app lets you print your assignments directly from your smartphone.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is a poor printer for printing black and white documents. It's quite slow at printing black and white documents and it doesn't yield a lot of pages before you need to change the ink cartridge. Thankfully, the printer accepts high-yield cartridges and it can perform double-sided printing.
The PIXMA TS5320 has a passable build and design. The printer is entirely made of plastic, with a smooth finish that feels good. There's both a front and rear input tray, and both have width sliders to accommodate different paper sizes. However, the rear input tray feels a bit flimsy and could potentially snap if pressure is applied. Also, the output tray can be difficult to access if you have large hands, as the cutout to pull the tray out is quite small. The scanner lid's hinges can be extended slightly if you need to scan thicker documents, and the lid can stay open without needing to be held. Unfortunately, the printer must be turned on to change the ink cartridges, and paper jams aren't easy to get to, as it involves removing several pieces before you can get to the jam.
The TS5320 is pretty compact and shouldn't take up much desk space, making it suitable for small home offices or dorm rooms.
The display console on the TS5320 is okay. Its OLED screen is easy to read and the display can tilt for better visibility, although the tilt range is rather limited. The display is small and it isn't touch-sensitive, so you can only navigate the menus using the surrounding buttons. That said, the menus are fairly easy to navigate.
The PIXMA TS5320's cartridge system is bad. It only has one color cartridge, and both black and color page yields are low, so the cartridges need to be replaced often if you print a lot. Thankfully, there are high-yield cartridges available. It's worth noting that print jobs are not interrupted when the printer is out of ink, it just continues pushing out blank pages.
We were unable to find any third-party ink cartridges for testing. If you come across them, please let us know in the discussions below. Do note that using third-party ink can void the manufacturer's warranty.
The TS5320 has mediocre scanning features. It's fairly basic, as it only has a flatbed, so scanning long or double-sided documents can be extremely time-consuming. The scanner's lid can be raised slightly if you need to scan thicker documents.
Note that the 'Quick Scan' feature scans at a maximum resolution of 600 DPI. To scan at a higher resolution, you need to access the 'Advanced Mode' in the settings menu and change the output resolution.
The PIXMA TS5320's cost-per-print is decent. Due to the cartridges' low yield, you end up having to replace them more often, increasing the cost significantly over time.
Keep in mind that even if you only print in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.
The PIXMA TS5320 has a mediocre printing speed. It's pretty slow at printing nearly everything, whether it's black only or in color. On the bright side, the input tray can hold a good amount of paper and it can perform double-sided printing.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 has mediocre color accuracy. Most colors are noticeably inaccurate, with blues and greens being the worse. It may not be bothersome for those who are just printing for personal use, but it isn't recommended for any work that requires precise color reproduction.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 has great photo printing quality. There's a good amount of detail and photos have a natural tone to them. However, some color is present in 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 TS5320 has a front input tray that supports most paper sizes and envelopes, and it has a rear, vertical input tray that accepts regular and photo paper. The front output tray can be manually extended to accommodate larger paper sizes.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 has great connectivity options. It supports most wireless connections, including Bluetooth, but it lacks an ethernet port and it doesn't support any external storage devices like an SD card or portable USB drive.
The Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app is outstanding. It allows you to print, scan, and copy directly from the app. You can also print from social media and photo sharing sites, as well as perform maintenance tasks and order ink, although Canon doesn't offer any ink subscription service at this time. The app has an option to print .txt files; however, it caused an error and prevented us from proceeding any further. While Microsoft Office files are supported, the app needs to convert them first and can potentially result in some editing issues.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is much better than the HP ENVY 5055. Although the PIXMA TS5320 also has a two-cartridge system, it can yield many more pages of black and color prints, keeping the long-term cost reasonably low. The PIXMA TS5320 has better photo printing quality and has wider connectivity options, but the ENVY 5055 has much better color accuracy.