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The Canon Pixma TS9521C Wireless Crafting Printer is a fantastic alternative to those more advanced color printers. If you plan on using it for some light home office printing, it’s print speed should be more than sufficient for your needs. It’s easy to see why it’s considered a best printer for crafting, but its wide array of paper compatibility makes it a best large format printer and best printer for cardstock too!

Why We Like It – Canon TS9521C Wireless Crafting Printer

The Canon TS9521C Wireless Crafting Printer is a fantastic wide format, all-in-one printer capable of supporting a variety of paper sizes to make your crafting projects the correct size. Being more on the scale of a photo printer, the print quality of these crafting projects, or just regular photos, will be bright and outstanding as well.

Pros
  • Still Great for Home Offices
  • Great for Home Crafting Projects
  • Great Third-Party Connectivity
Cons
  • Dark Green Backgrounds Sometime Cause Banding
  • No Ink Saving Options
  • No Wi-Fi Direct

Speed

Canon Inkjet Printers have, for better or worse, have never really been known for their print speed especially when it comes to the PIXMA models. Having said that, this printer is rated for 15ppm for monochrome pages and 10ppm for photo pages. While not ideal for large handouts in an office environment, a home office environment would be greatly suited to this type of printer. You can also check out the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 for another great home office style printer.

Print Quality

What the TS9521C Canon Printer lacks in print speed it makes up for in print quality. When it comes to printing with color ink there’s not much negative things to say. Printing on photo paper yields terrific results making it suited to be much more of a photo printer than a text-based printer. Even items like home-made greeting cards come out looking as vibrant as they would coming out of the Silhouette Crafting Printer. The one issue we had is that dark green backgrounds sometimes sometimes had noticeable, but not unusable, banding.

Efficiency

Canon Printers, unfortunately, don’t have a saving option for their ink cartridges like INKvestment or others. And the way Canon ink is packaged and sold makes it very difficult to estimate any sort of running costs. But given the size of the ink tank and various other factors, estimates range from 5-6 cents per monochrome page and 15-16 cents per color page. This is high, but then again all dye based, photo-centric printers have high running costs. Check out the HP OfficeJet 3830 if you want an option to save on running costs.

Advanced Features

The All-in-One Canon Printer contains many mobile connection options like the Canon Print App as well as web apps for connecting to Google Cloud Print and several other popular options. Unfortunately it does lack Wi fi direct and NFC functions. So if your network goes down you can forget about wireless printing. However, you can still connect to a computer via a USB, so there’s still the option for wired printing if push comes to shove.

Value

Paper Support is often overlooked when it comes to printers, but it really shouldn’t be. For example, the TS9521C Printer Driver supports the popular 12”x12” Scrapbooking paper size making it ideal for at home crafting. As for paper handling, the printer can hold 100 sheets in the front tray and 100 sheets in the rear tray for an impressive total of 200 sheets.

Canon TS9521C Wireless Crafting Printer Wrap Up

The biggest drawback of the Canon TS9521C Wireless Crafting Printer is that there’s no program you can join to save on ink. But if you’re just casually printing, it shouldn’t be a problem. It’s print speed is still acceptable for a home office setting, and a wide-array of third-party connectivity features means you can print from anywhere, on any device, anytime!

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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