The Canon Pixma Ip7270 is a sleek looking printer. Just the right size and real estate space that looks good in all angles. Unlike my previous Canon Pixma (MX927) review, the Canon Pixma Ip7270 is a single-function inkjet printer that is highly connected via wifi and can take in two paper sizes on its double tray at the same time. I put this pixma to the test to see how it performs.
Personally, the size is just a good balanced from its function. The design is minimal with only 2 main buttons (power and paper feed resume/warning) and wifi connectivity. There are two paper tray for the smaller 4×6 paper and the up to A4 sized paper. It uses individual ink cartridges and an additional XL-sized black cartridge for more efficient printing.
Setting up Wifi connectivity was kinda tricky at first since there isn’t an interface available. The manual has instruction for WPS reset but that wouldn’t work if you have WPA security enabled. The easiest way is to connect the printer via USB first to a computer than use the PIXMA drivers and software to identify the connection. Once connected, wireless printing is an ease.
The Canon Easy Photo Print App
Aside from printing wirelessly from a computer, the Canon Pixma Ip7270 also supports printing via mobile devices like Android and IOS via the Canon Easy Photo Print App (Canon EPP App). It’s a handy tool for printing photos from mobile devices as it can print up to 39 images on one go, choose which paper types, sizes and tray. If you have a multi-function printer, it can also scan documents.
First I tried printing a 5-page document with graphics on regular paper and printing took 53 seconds via iPad Airprint. For Photo Prints, I tried a High Quality Borderless A4 printing through USB which took 2.5 minutes to print. Via Wifi there’s another 2 minutes to prepare and transfer file (which is understandably huge 10mb photo file) totaling 4.5 minutes. Standard Quality Borderless A4 took only half a time at 70 secs on USB. 4×6 Printing via iPad Canon EPP app took about 1 minute and direct from USB took about 30 seconds.
Interestingly I found the print quality here a lot better than the multi-function Canon Pixma MX927, perhaps because it is made only to print so it is optimized for that duty. The grains are a lot better on the photo paper, I didn’t see the banding on any angle. The High Quality and Standard Quality isn’t that far off or have that discernible difference on regular viewing. The monochromes have a richer black and the contrast a lot better, it certainly shines on that department.
The Canon Pixma Ip7270 is a nifty little printer that’s looks pretty good on any desktop yet performs quite well. Wireless connectivity is quite easy to set up and very efficient to use on computer and mobile devices. It supports the Canon Easy Photo Print App both for Android and IOS without a problem. The Photo Print quality is clearly a lot better, details are sharp, grains are excellent and color output very good. I particularly liked the monochrome prints on this one as well. It’s a printer that’s hard not to recommend for budget conscious photographers or even for home and office printing use.
The Canon Pixma Ip7270 standard retail price is Php 6,495.