- Fast printing both text and photos
- Excellent print quality
- Great support for all Apple devices
- No NFC connection
- No automatic document feeder
The Canon Pixma TS9120 All In One was our choice as the best printer for Mac due to a combination of great value for money, rock solid Apple compatibility, reliability and high quality printing for both text and photos.
Whether you need a printer or scanner for your home or office, the Pixma TS9120 is a great compact all rounder.
In this review, we take a closer look at what it can do.
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The Canon Pixma TS9120 is an all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printer that connects instantly with Macs, iPads and iPhones making it popular choice for Apple users. It replaces the older Canon Pixma TS9020.
The Canon Pimxa TS9120 can be used either wirelessly via Bluetooth or Wifi or via a USB cable.
It’s a powerful but compact printer measuring just 14.7 (W) x 14.2 (D) x 5.6 (H) inches. It’s remarkably fast for a printer in this price range for both black and white text documents and those with images.
It also does two sided printing and although this is considerably slower, it’s still pretty fast for an inkjet printer on this level.
Everything is controlled by a large, well thought-out 5 inch responsive color touch-screen which is easy to use and navigate. There are no physical buttons as everything is controlled via the touch screen.
At the bottom of the touch screen is also an SD card slot which you can use to print photos without even connecting your Mac.
The Pixma TS9120 has a 6 color individual ink system which gives incredibly high quality color printing and refills are some of the most reasonably priced on the market.
You can also use cheaper third party cartridges instead of Canon originals.
The Pixma TS9120 can scan and photocopy documents in high-resolution of up to 2400 x 4800 dpi optical.
Scanning and copying are built in and both printing and scanning are surprisingly fast for an inkjet in this price range although two side printing is somewhat slower.
Note that there is no fax machine built into the Canon Pixma TS9120 although since macOS Mojave and Catalina no longer support all-in-one printer faxes, it’s no big loss for Mac users. There are still other ways to fax from a Mac which are arguably more convenient nowadays anyway.
There’s a 35-sheet vertical document feeder and the output tray underneath that extends to catch printed sheets.
However there’s also no Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) which may be an issue if you’re planning on using it for heavy duty printing on a daily basis.
The Pixma TS9120 even includes software to design and print your own custom CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays.
For photo buffs, there’s a neat HD Movie Print feature which can take a frame from an HD movie recorded on a compatible digital camera such as Canon EOS, PowerShot, or VIXIA camcorder and print it as a photo.
For those that love to make home movies but also like to have photos of their favorite moments, this is a really useful feature.
Other nice touches to the Canon Pixma TS9120 include the ability to scan pages to and print directly from a Google Drive account.
There are a few downsides such as the lack of an automatic document feeder and there’s no Near Field Connection (NFC) option but these are small drawbacks considering the price.
You can check pricing and availability here but expect to pay just under $400 for the Canon Pixma TS9120.
In terms of styling, the Canon Pixma TS9120 is available in 3 colors red, grey and gold which all cost the same price.