Canon Pixma MG5250 reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

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8.8 out of 10 based on 389 reviews.
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June, Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Printer is easy to use and gives excellent quality results- I would happily recommend it
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2012

Eileen, North Lincolnshire Graphics or photo printing

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I LOVE this printer. I was concerned when I opened the box to find I had to fit the print head, having never done this before and not being mechanical I wondered how easy I would find it. It was simple, just slotted in place easily, as did the ink cartridges.

Then came the WiFi setup. I have previously had 2 x Epsom SX printers, the last one being the SX425 which was WiFi, I spent over 3 hours trying to set the Epsom up for WiFi and in the end had to pay a computer engineer to do it. So I was to say the least concerned as to whether I would also have problems with the Canon. I need not have worried, again it was a simple process, the printer instantly connected to the router and then once the software was on my computer the Canon easily connected to my laptop. The whole process from taking the printer out of the box took about 45 minutes.

Unlike both the Epsom printers which in my view were basic and flimsy, the Canon is a stable, quiet machine. I use the printer for Card Making and both the SXs often rejected the card or showed as paper jam when they there was no paper jam. The Canon easily takes 260gsm photo gloss card and prints the cards beautifully.

Have used the scanner once and this seems fine.

I like the software that enables the user to print a web page without losing the edges.

Obviously it is early days so I do not know how long the ink will last. Having used non Canon photo gloss paper I intend to use compatible cartridges rather than Canon's own as these are easily available.
Bad points:
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jun 2011

B G, Occasional home user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good value for an outdated model
Bad points:
Double trays not of equal ability
Overall rating 5.0
Print quality 5.0
Compatibility 5.0
Speed 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2013

Ray, dumfries Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up with a good quality detailed printed instruction book
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2013

Gordon, Stockport Frequent home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Easy to change ink cartridges
Reasonable cost of replacement cartridges
Good cartridge life
Bad points:
Controls on top are no longer covered when not in use and get dusty.
Overall rating 7.0
Print quality 7.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2013

Taryn, Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast. Good print quality. Good scanner
Bad points:
Expensive ink.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Jan 2013

wayne, canvey island Frequent home user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Got a nice black finishes to it
Bad points:
Printing photo is poor this printer is no where near as good as the ip4300
The wifi is a waste of time
Overall rating 2.0
Print quality 3.0
Compatibility 3.0
Speed 3.0
Value for money 2.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Jan 2013

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This Canon Pixma MG5250 is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions Copier
Extra functions Scanner
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections WiFi
Connections Bluetooth
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot Yes
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 5
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2010-09-30

Also known as: PIXMA MG5250, CANON MG5250

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Manufacturer's Description

PIXMA MG5250 is an advanced, feature-rich All-In-One with Wi-Fi, Auto Duplex print and Direct Disc print. Get to the functions quicker with an intuitive interface & 6.0cm TFT display.


5 Single Inks & 9600dpi
ISO ESAT 11/9.3 ipm mono/col
10×15cm photo in 20 sec
Full HD Movie Print
Auto Duplex print, 2-way paper feeding & Direct Disc print
Easy-WebPrint EX
Intuitive interface with 6.0cm TFT display
Auto Photo Fix II
Wireless, high quality, feature-rich All-In-One for the home.

Superior photolab-quality in the home
The productive PIXMA MG5250 delivers stunning photolab-quality colour photos as well as professional-looking business documents. Document print speeds are an impressive 11.0 ipm for mono documents and 9.3 ipm for colour. A 10×15cm borderless photolab-quality print is delivered in just 20 seconds*.

Go wireless
With built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, it’s the ideal All-In-One for the family to share. Print, scan or use a memory card wirelessly.

Full HD Movie Print
Capture memories by turning your Canon digital camera movie moments into beautiful prints with Canon’s Full HD Movie Print. Simply play your movie using the Full HD Movie Print software, and capture a frame or frames to print. Advanced Canon technologies enhance the image producing photo quality you never thought possible from a movie.

Maximise ink efficiency
Employing 5 Single Ink tanks means only the ink that runs out needs replacing – reducing waste and optimising ink usage.

Advanced Media Handling
The PIXMA MG5250 offers incredible versatility with its 2-way paper feeding, enabling different paper types to be loaded at the same time, and you can also print directly onto compatible DVDs, Blu-ray® discs and CD-ROMs. An Auto Duplex feature makes it easy to print documents on both sides of the paper.

Intelligent software
Easy-WebPrint EX lets you easily clip & combine information from multiple web pages. Auto Photo Fix II enables photos to be optimised with corrections such as red eye removal. Easy-PhotoPrint EX allows easy layouts for printing photos, calendars, and features a Flickr® search function to find appropriate publicly available images.

CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is an online service that lets you download photos & illustrations from internationally recognised photographers & artists, for creating professional looking prints, greeting cards and more. Access is only available with Canon genuine inks installed**.

Fast and easy to use
Quick Start technology means the device ready to go just seconds after it’s switched on. Canon’s Quick Operation minimises the number of steps needed to access many features via the 6.0cm colour TFT display.

Long lasting, beautiful photos
The ChromaLife100+ system provides long lasting, beautiful photos. The combination of the PIXMA MG5250, original Canon inks and genuine Canon photo papers preserves memories for a lifetime

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