Canon Pixma MG2577s All-in-One InkJet Printer
Your search for a low budget all-in-one printer might end with Canon’s new AIO model MG2577s from the Pixma series. This is a newly launched model in India costs much less, only 2500 rupees. It can print, scan, and send fax as well. In fact, it delivers better scan and print quality than its alternatives do.
Is it Amazon Exclusive?
Surprisingly, the product and its details are not available anywhere else other than Amazon India. Does this mean Canon MG 2577s is Amazon exclusive? I cannot confirm that.
Upgraded or a new product
MG2577s is more or less closely associated with Canon MG 2570s, which has been rated an average printer because of lesser features and high cartridge refilling cost. MG 2577s has some advanced features for an efficient management of personal and professional media printing works. In this exclusive review article, we explain it all.
Is it costly printer?
2500 rupees is not much money. Thus, calling Pixma MG 2577s a costly printer will not be a fair assessment. However, its maintenance cost in terms of money spends for ink cartridge is indeed making it a not so cost effective printer.
Every product has been made with some purpose and they are not for everyone’s use. The MG 2577s is a good choice for home and personal use purpose in office. What is personal use in the office? The office Bosses love to have a dedicated AIO device around them so that they do not need to call office boy or himself rushing to the printer corner for collecting printouts.
Consider a real scenario. Suppose you are in a meeting and want to share some printouts with attendance there. Now it looks embarrassing that you call office boy but he is not there for service. Either the meeting has to be halted for some time or you yourself go and pick the printouts.
Top executives in the big corporate prefer a personal all-in-one printer on their desk. Obliviously they would not wish to have a jumbo size printer, though. The right solution is to have an efficient and compact printer with some excellent printing programs. Canon MG 2577s can be the answer, which by the way is one recent printer in the market. It will be too naïve to think these top executive and office bosses ever bother for printing cost.
In the home, too, we hardly take printouts every day. Therefore, even few printouts from one set of cartridges are not a big problem. Needless to say, the difficulty in finding a color printing center, when expecting printouts in no time. The Canon printer can save you from such unexpected anxiety.
MG 2577s is not for running business
I will not suggest this model for running business shops or as a default printer in the office. Moreover, if you take more than 20 printouts daily, then look for a better solution. In 5000 to 8000 rupees price band, you can find many cost efficient models that printing at much cheaper rates relatively.
The brand Canon is fine although we are discussing here full-photolithography inject nozzle engineering, in short FINE cartridge technology.
The cartridge breed being new to the market, users come to know them only when they encounter some error. Some of the following error messages are directly related to FINE cartridge in canon printers.
The FINE cartridge is not installed or is not installed in the correct position or cannot be recognized or is not installed properly are some regular error message encountered in the printers with this new ink firing technology. Canon strictly prohibits the use of other brand cartridges. If you try, the printer will show error “the appropriate FINE cartridge is not installed,” then.
Your canon printer with FINE technology will not allow you continue printing until it is happy with both cartridges installed in the printer.
With the new cartridge technology, Canon does reverse engineering, printhead shifts from printer to cartridges. FINE cartridges are a set of only two cartridges one for black and another for tri-color with mechanical printhead built into them. This means now ink directly firing from cartridge to paper making the essential mechanism of the printer of no use.
Canon FINE cartridge prints in better quality than normal ink cartridge does. Essentially, the unique technology has been part of Canon’s low budget printer models; the reason for that is oblivious. These are costly engineering as of today, though. Print output using FINE cartridge will have the same great quality and depth as seen in the printouts by noted standard printers.
Scan Print Speed and Quality
MG 2577s is so affordable at 2500 rupees that leaves not much space for criticism. Further, no serious complaints in terms of speed and quality as far as print and scan service are concerned. The print and scan speed are more or less fine, not to repeat print quality is excellent.
Auto Power On
I appreciate the brands, which cares for user’s convenience before putting a product idea into a frame. The “Auto Power ON” is one such feature. As soon as you release a print command, the Canon Pixma sense that and boots automatically, gets ready, accepts the command, and gives you the printout in just a few seconds. Isn’t it cool? In fact, I have been searching for such able gadgets from a long time.
Look at the brilliant idea the “AUTO POWER ON” feature has. In personal use, we do not require printouts necessarily every day or every hour. Therefore, keeping the printer active means you are wasting electricity without any use. Because of the feature, the printer can stay in off and become active as and when needed.
Instead of going with a boring utility, Canon delivers the official printing software with many fun features. Some of them could be useful in professional use, though.
“My image garden” and “Full HD movie print” are two main additions for adding fun into the paintings. I am interested in taking on to the second feature although first I need a movie clip captured by a Canon EOS DSLR, Powershot digital camera, or VIXIA digital cam recorder.
Using “Full HD movie print,” you can take printouts of each frame separated from the movie clip using the software. “Special filter” with “my image garden” in the printer software lets you have fun by adding creativity into printouts.
First Cartridge and Refilling cost
Canon ships cartridge with the printer so that you take the first printout instantly as soon as the printer installation completed with a computer system at your place. The successive refilling might be painful in terms of money spend, but not so often, though. MG2577s model supports XL ink cartridge, too. The printing cost with XL series cartridge is listed here.
Check the printing cost careful, do a proper analysis of your requirement, and then decide. You had better take a correct decision now than regret it later because of unbearable cartridge refilling cost.
Whatever appreciation I gave for “Auto Power On” feature, I take back because of the poor connectivity management on this Canon printer. The printer is strictly limited to USB 2.0. Nowadays all printers come with Wi-Fi because media files are generally stored in user’s smartphone, camera, and other compact personal devices. To print from a small screen gadget, Wi-Fi communication is the easiest solution. I wonder why Canon made such blunder.
- Good speed and excellent print and scan quality
- Noise less operation
- Because of “Auto Power On,” it is a kind of energy efficient printer
- Advanced software with lots of options and fun items
- Stylish and standard looks
- Very good compact build
- No connectivity option other than USB
- Printing cost is high
Since I cannot digest the connectivity blunder, I am not fully sure about passing judgment on the purchase decision. The next gen personal gadgets like laptop, smartphone, tablet, professional camera all come with feasible connectivity options and they support one-click connectivity and next click to complete printing. The time has gone when first transfer content to the desktop then give prints command from there. In today’s time, things are done at one click.
Yes, I remember the printer is affordable but that does mean everyone can afford the cost associated with its cartridge refilling.
If printing through Wi-Fi is not so important, get this Canon master printer home then. Otherwise, look for a better solution. In fact, HP has some standard models in the same price range. HP DeskJet 2131, 2132, and 2135 are some decent alternative of Canon Pixma MG 2577s.