Canon PIXMA TS3150
A classic inkjet multifunction printer , the Canon PIXMA TS3150 meets the daily printing needs of a household. Compact and economical , it allows you to print, scan and photocopy regularly and qualitatively.
For an entry-level model, the Canon PIXMA TS3150 is easy to use, wifi connectivity allows you to print wirelessly via your smartphone / tablet etc. The small 3.8cm screen makes it easier to use and provides direct access to the scan and photocopy functions without turning on the computer. Quite fast and reliable, it will have no problem lasting over time on your desk.
Ideal for the home on a budget, the Canon PIXMA TS3150 is good value for money and will get the job done for regular printing.
Canon PIXMA TS3150 multifunction printer – test & review
A low- budget 3-in-1 inkjet printer , the Canon PIXMA TS3150 offers one of the best print quality in its price range. The printer is not very fast but can print quality documents and photos regularly. Quite compact, it will easily find its place on a desk. Its low purchase price ensures good value for money.
- High print quality
- Space-saving and easy to install
- High ink cost
- Slow printing
- Manual Duplex
Who is the Canon PIXMA TS3150 printer for?
It is definitely aimed at individuals who wish to print, photocopy and scan regularly. If you have a small budget, you can acquire this printer which will largely meet your needs. On the contrary, if you want to print intensively every day, we advise you to find another printer, which will be faster and more efficient.
Features of the Canon PIXMA TS3150
Duplex printing is not automatic but the printer supports wireless networks, so you can connect it to your Wifi and share it between all your connected PCs and devices.
The Canon PIXMA TS3150 can print up to 7.7 pages per minute (ppm) in black and white and 4 ppm in color with a resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi .
The integrated scanner can scan documents up to A4 in less than 14 seconds. The resolution of the scans is 600 x 1200 dpi.
The photocopy function makes it possible to copy 3 copies per minute (cpm) and the first copy takes less than 27 seconds to come out.
Unlike the more expensive Pixma models ( Canon PIXMA TS5050 / Canon Pixma TR 7550 for example), the TS3150 only uses two ink cartridges: one for black and the other containing cyan, magenta and yellow. It's more wasteful than having separate cartridges for each color because you have to replace the whole cartridge when there's only one color left, which makes printing costs higher than the average.
Standard ink cartridges :
Black --------PG-545 -----180 pages
Multicolor ---CL-546 -----180 pages
XL ink cartridges :
Black --------PG-545XL ---400 pages
Multicolor ----CL-546XL --300 pages
The Canon PIXMA TS3150 printer allows you to use its features from a smartphone, tablet, etc. thanks to the wifi connection. The printer is compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print as well as Mopria for Android.
Canon's installer simplifies the installation process and can usually detect the wireless printer without any user configuration. If that doesn't work, a temporary USB connection is used to set up wireless access.
The paper tray has a capacity of 60 sheets and can print on the following formats:
A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal Photo paper: 10 × 15 cm, 13 × 13 cm, 13 × 18 cm Envelopes: DL, COM10
Pros of Canon PIXMA TS3150
- High print quality: The resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi allows you to print photos, on specialized paper and with excellent quality.
- Space-saving and easy to install: The dimensions of 435x145x316 mm and the weight of 4kg make the printer compact, moreover it is easy to install in wifi thanks to the USB port.
Cons Of Canon PIXMA TS3150
- High ink cost: The single color cartridge is less expensive to purchase but can cause waste if the entire cartridge has to be replaced when only one color is empty.
- Slow printing: The printer does not print quickly, which is annoying if you want to print intensively, but should suffice for everyday use at home.
- Manual Duplex: Unfortunately, the printing is not done in duplex automatically.
Conclusion – our review of the Canon PIXMA TS3150 printer
In itself, the Canon PIXMA TS3150 printer does not offer exceptional performance, which is normal given its price. However, the printer has really excellent print quality for this price and therefore allows you to print high quality photos.
If you have a small budget and want to print occasionally, this printer will more than meet your needs, it does not take up much space and is easy to install.