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Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Review

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The Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 is a high-end pick designed for photo printing. It has a high resolution and excellent color quality, but its printing speeds are quite low, and its printing costs are higher than average.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer is a high-end inkjet printer that was first announced into the market in mid-2020. Designed with professional photo printing in mind, the PRO-300 printer can print photos up to 13” by 19” in size, and with a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 2400, the PRO-300 reproduces small details better than a lot of highly rated printers, and it also has great connectivity options, with support for both Ethernet and WiFi connections.

The printer can also be managed through the Canon Print Inkjet app, which works on both Android and iOS.

Best For

  • Canon

  • Cardstock

  • Heat Transfers

  • Photo

  • Photo Printer For Iphone

Consensus

our Verdict

The Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 is an excellent printer for buyers who want to do professional photo printing. It has a high maximum resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi, which reproduces small details fairly well. This maximum resolution also results in a color accuracy rating of 2.93 dE. The printer also offers impressive connectivity, with Ethernet, USB 2.0, and WiFi support. Regarding printing costs, the PRO-300 averages 4 cents per page, which is higher than average compared to other certified tested printers.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite have the fastest printing speeds. When printing black and white docs, the printer does 1 PPM, which places it at the bottom 30% of printers in its category, and when printing in color, it has an average speed of 0.75 PPM, placing it in the bottom third of its category.

Reason to Buy

  • Great print quality
    • The Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 is capable of high-quality text, color, and photo prints courtesy of its 4800 x 2400 dpi printing resolution.

  • Decent running costs
    • The PRO-300 printer has middle-of-the-road running costs, averaging 0.04 cents per page for black printing and .75 cents per page for color printing.

Reason to Avoid

  • Slow printing speed
    • The PRO-300 printer has very slow printing speeds, averaging 1 PPM for black and white prints and 0.75 PPM for color prints.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Specs

Automatic Document FeederAutomatic Document FeederNo
Automatic Two-Sided PrintingAutomatic Two-Sided PrintingNo
Copier Resolution (B&W)Copier Resolution (B&W)
Copier Resolution (Color)Copier Resolution (Color)
DepthDepth15"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan Functionna
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HeightHeight7.9"
Integrated FaxIntegrated FaxNo
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width13"
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required10
Paper FeederPaper FeederTop loader
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)Up to 4800 x 2400
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)Up to 4800 x 2400
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)Up to 4800 x 2400
Printer TypePrinter TypePrinter
Scanner ResolutionScanner Resolutionna
Scanner TypeScanner Typena
Tray CapacityTray Capacity100
WidthWidth25.2"
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)1
Color Print Speed (ppm)0.75
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)4
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)27.5
Color Accuracy (dE)2.93

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Market Context

The Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer is a high-end inkjet printer that was first announced into the market in mid-2020. Designed with professional photo printing in…

The Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer is a high-end inkjet printer that was first announced into the market in mid-2020. Designed with professional photo printing in mind, the PRO-300 printer can print photos up to 13” by 19” in size, and with a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 2400, the PRO-300 reproduces small details better than a lot of highly rated printers, and it also has great connectivity options, with support for both Ethernet and WiFi connections.

The printer can also be managed through the Canon Print Inkjet app, which works on both Android and iOS.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is capable of doing more black prints and color prints compared to the Canon PIXMA TR150. the PRO-300 has a higher…

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is capable of doing more black prints and color prints compared to the Canon PIXMA TR150. the PRO-300 has a higher page yield. However, the TR150 has a higher printing speed. Overall, the PRO-300 is a higher-capacity printer, while the TR150 is the faster pick. The PRO-300 is, therefore, ideal for businesses, while the TR150 would work great for individuals who are always on the move because of its small size and efficiency. Check it out in our Canon Pixma TR150 review.

Regarding size, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is a more compact printer choice than the Canon ImageCLASS MF753CDW. The PRO-300 also has a higher maximum resolution,…

Regarding size, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is a more compact printer choice than the Canon ImageCLASS MF753CDW. The PRO-300 also has a higher maximum resolution, making the PRO-300 a better option for those keen on high-quality prints. If you’re interested in what else the MF753CDW has to offer, check it out in our Canon ImageCLASS MF753CDW review, but if you’re in the market for an all-in-one printer, then our HP OfficeJet 8015e review or our Canon Color MF656CDW review might be worth a look, as they both feature a scanning, copying and faxing function, which the PRO-300 does not.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer is an inkjet printer, while the Brother HL-L2325DW is a laser printer. The PRO-300 can also print in color while…

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer is an inkjet printer, while the Brother HL-L2325DW is a laser printer. The PRO-300 can also print in color while the HL-L232DW cannot, but on the other hand, the Brother printer is the better pick for black prints because it has a higher black page yield. This is partly because of the Brother printer’s faster printing speed. If you’re interested, you can take a look into what else the Canon printer has to offer in our Brother HL-L2325DW review.

Automatic Document Feeder

No

No

Yes

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

No

No

Yes

Yes

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Copier Resolution (Color)

Depth

15"

7.3"

18.2"

14.2"

Duplex Scan Function

na

Yes

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

7.9"

17"

7.2"

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    92.6

    Category Trust Score

    89
    The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is okay for family use. It has wide connectivity options, making… read more

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
  • PC Mag
    86.9

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Canon imagePrograf Pro-300 turns out excellent-looking photos and artwork up to 13 by 39… read more

    By:

    William Harrel
  • Digital Camera World
    74.78

    Category Trust Score

    100
    We’ve always been very impressed with Canon’s 13-inch PIXMA PRO-10S pigment-based photo printer. The new… read more

    By:

    Matthew Richards
  • Top Ten Reviews
    53.73

    Category Trust Score

    100
    The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is as good as it gets for printing large-format color and… read more

    By:

    Matthew Richards

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