The Canon Pixma TS9520 All In One was our choice as one of the best printers 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 TS9520 is a great compact all rounder.
In this Canon Pixma TS9520 review, we take a closer look at what it can do.
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The Canon Pixma TS9520 is an all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printer that connects instantly with Macs, iPads and iPhones making it popular choice for Apple users.
It’s better than the older Canon Pixma TS9120 because it has a sheetfed scanner and automatic document feeder.
The Canon Pimxa TS9520 can be used either wirelessly via Bluetooth or Wifi or via a USB cable.
It’s a powerful but compact printer measuring just 18.5 (W) x 14.5 (D) x 7.6 (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.
The Pixma TS9520 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 TS9520 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 TS9520 although since macOS no longer supports all-in-one printer faxes, it’s no big loss for Mac users.
There are also better ways to fax from a Mac nowadays which are far more convenient and efficient 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 TS9520 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.
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.
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 TS9520 include the ability to scan pages to and print directly from a Google Drive account.
There’s no Near Field Connection (NFC) option in the TS9520 but this is a small drawback considering the price.
In terms of styling, the Canon Pixma TS9520 is available in 3 colors red, grey and gold which all cost the same price.