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Canon Pixma TR150 Review

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Despite its portability and great photo quality, the Canon PIXMA TR150 has high printing costs. Its low yield, missing scanner, and slow print speeds limit its functionality. You’ll find more feature-rich printers for less price.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2020, the Canon PIXMA TR150 is a mid-range wireless portable printer without scan, fax, and copy functionality. It has an input tray capacity of 50 pages and a 1.4” display (non-touchscreen), but it lacks automatic duplex printing. It has a color accuracy of 7.66 dE, 179 black-only and 194 color pages yield, and a 4800 x 1200 DPI print resolution.

Connectivity includes USB-A to computer, WiFi, WiFi Direct, Mopria, and AirPrint, but there’s no Ethernet and external storage support. For printers packing these essential features, consider our roundup of the best printers.

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  • Small

Consensus

our Verdict

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is a lower mid-range printer that’s only satisfactory for families with minimal printing requirements. Its slow printing speeds of 7.75 PPM black-only and 3.275 PPM color make it a poor option for busy environments, ranking among the slowest on our certified, tested list.

Similarly, the low page yield (179 black and 194 color) and steep running costs (8.1 cents per page) are suitable only for sparse printing needs and are not recommended for businesses. However, photo prints with a 4800 x 1200 DPI resolution look good despite having average color accuracy (7.66 dE). The portable design is handy, advertised to last 330 prints, but the absence of features like auto duplex printing, Ethernet, and external storage support hampers convenience.

Reason to Buy

  • Good photo print quality
    • The portable Canon PIXMA TR150 is a satisfactory printer for families with meager printing requirements. The 4800 x 1200 DPI print resolution and 7.66 dE color accuracy deliver detailed photo prints that are visually pleasing.

Reason to Avoid

  • No scanner
    • This printer’s portability comes at the cost of scanning and copying functionality.

  • Steep running costs
    • The TR150 isn’t economical for printing often because its high running cost of 8.1 cents per page ranks among the most expensive in our verified, tested list.

    • Its low page yield (179 black and 194 color) doesn’t improve the poor cost efficiency.

  • Slow printing speeds
    • The 7.75 PPM black-only and 3.275 PPM color printing speeds are among the slowest in our certified, tested roster. This printer isn’t recommended for busy work settings.

Canon Pixma TR150 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)
DepthDepth7.3"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan Function
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certified
HeightHeight
Integrated FaxIntegrated FaxNo
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width8.5"
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required
Paper FeederPaper FeederTray loader
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)9 ppm
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)
Printer TypePrinter Type
Scanner ResolutionScanner Resolution
Scanner TypeScanner Type
Tray CapacityTray Capacity
WidthWidth
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)7.75
Color Print Speed (ppm)3.275
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)8.1
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)16.85
Color Accuracy (dE)7.66

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Market Context

Released in 2020, the Canon PIXMA TR150 is a mid-range wireless portable printer without scan, fax, and copy functionality. It has an input tray capacity…

Released in 2020, the Canon PIXMA TR150 is a mid-range wireless portable printer without scan, fax, and copy functionality. It has an input tray capacity of 50 pages and a 1.4” display (non-touchscreen), but it lacks automatic duplex printing. It has a color accuracy of 7.66 dE, 179 black-only and 194 color pages yield, and a 4800 x 1200 DPI print resolution.

Connectivity includes USB-A to computer, WiFi, WiFi Direct, Mopria, and AirPrint, but there’s no Ethernet and external storage support. For printers packing these essential features, consider our roundup of the best printers.

The Canon PIXMA TR150 costs 1/3rd of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300, but they both serve different purposes. While the TR150 is a mobile printer suitable…

The Canon PIXMA TR150 costs 1/3rd of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300, but they both serve different purposes. While the TR150 is a mobile printer suitable for families and students with minimal printing needs, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is a professional photo printer that produces high-quality, color-accurate photo prints. The TR150 prints faster but has double the imagePROGRAF PRO-300’s running costs. To learn more, read our Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 review.

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is a mobile printer with only print functionality, but the stationary Canon PIXMA TR8620A can print, scan, copy, and fax. The…

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is a mobile printer with only print functionality, but the stationary Canon PIXMA TR8620A can print, scan, copy, and fax. The TR8620A is a better choice overall for families and home offices because of its lower purchase price and running costs, higher print speeds and page yield, and more accurate color reproduction. For an in-depth assessment, check this Canon PIXMA TR8620A review.

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is 50% cheaper than the HP OfficeJet 250 but lacks the latter’s scan and copy features. Although the stationary OfficeJet 250…

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is 50% cheaper than the HP OfficeJet 250 but lacks the latter’s scan and copy features. Although the stationary OfficeJet 250 has swifter printing speeds, the mobile TR150 has a higher page yield, greater color accuracy, and lower running costs. Still, the OfficeJet 250 is preferable for families and offices with minimal printing requirements. For more information, read this HP OfficeJet 250 review. And for enhanced scanning convenience, consider trying the best scanner pen.

The Canon PIXMA TR150 succeeds the Canon PIXMA iP110. Although it doesn’t have a higher resolution than the iP100 (9600 x 2400 DPI), it has…

The Canon PIXMA TR150 succeeds the Canon PIXMA iP110. Although it doesn’t have a higher resolution than the iP100 (9600 x 2400 DPI), it has an improved user interface, connectivity, print speed, and build and supports more media formats.

Automatic Document Feeder

No

No

Yes

Yes

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

No

No

Yes

No

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Up to 600 dpi

Copier Resolution (Color)

Up to 600 dpi

Depth

7.3"

15"

13.8"

7.8"

Duplex Scan Function

na

No

na

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

7.9"

7.5"

3.6

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Score Card

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Expert Score

72

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Customer Score

89

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True Score

76

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    92.6

    Category Trust Score

    61
    The Canon PIXMA TR150 is mediocre for family use. It lacks a scanner, and it… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • PC Mag
    86.9

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The portable, single-function Canon Pixma TR150 prints well (especially graphics and photos), making it a… read more

    By:

    William Harrel
  • Tom’s Guide
    78.71

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Low ink costs, fast text printing, and faster-than-average graphics and photo print speeds, make the… read more

    By:

    Eric Butterfield
  • Which?
    60.66

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Canon Pixma TR150 is small and portable, so you can print on the go… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Consumer Reports
    90.86

    Category Trust Score

    NR

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    Unknown
  • Choice
    46.9

    Category Trust Score

    NR

    By:

    Unknown

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