Review Canon Pixma TR150 : Great Photo Quality And Is Friendly On The Pocketbook.
Reduced ink costs, rapid text printing, and faster-than-average graphics and photo print rates make the Canon Pixma TR150 an excellent choice for portable printing, while plain paper print quality could be enhanced.
The Canon Pixma TR150 is a tiny, portable inkjet printer with fundamental functionality. The TR150 is a printer with a single function; it cannot copy or scan. It is, nonetheless, small enough to be carried in a conventional backpack.
The printer requires a regular electrical socket. At $298, you may get a bundle containing a printer and mobile battery for printing off-grid. On a full charge, the battery is anticipated to last up to 330 sheets.
When folded, the TR150 is compact, measuring 12.7 x 7.3 x 2.6 inches. The cover opens to show a 50-sheet input tray, and a front flap folds down to reveal the output slot. The paper tray increases the depth to 12.1, and the height to 9.7 inches.
The printer is relatively lightweight for a portable device, weighing 4.5 pounds. Adding the supplementary battery to the device’s rear boosts its weight to 5.1 pounds. In contrast, the HP OfficeJet 250 weighs 6.7 pounds, battery included.
When the lid is opened, the control panel is shown on the top of the body. There is a four-way control, a monochrome OLED display measuring 1.4 inches, and a wireless connectivity button.
There are no card spaces available. The USB port is located on the right panel, adjacent to the power port, at the back. It supports Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct and includes a USB-C connector. In addition to AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and Mopria, the TR150 supports voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and device pairing via IFTTT (If This Then That).
2. Print speed
In our tests, the Canon Pixma TR150 printed a five-page text document in 40.5 seconds, or 7.4 pages per minute (ppm). The average print speed for portable printers is 6.9 pages per minute. In contrast, our top-rated portable printer, the HP OfficeJet 250, printed text at a rate of 9 pages per minute (ppm).
The TR150 printed text quickly from an iPhone 7, achieving the quickest times we’ve recorded for this test. The TR150 produced one page in 10.3 seconds and five pages in 38.7 seconds, or 7.4 pages per minute. Other portable models averaged 14.6 seconds per page and 1.03 seconds per page (4.8 pages per minute) for a five-page document. The HP Tango X printed a single page of text in 11.3 seconds. Some other machines, like as the Epson WorkForce EC-C110, printed the five-page text document at a slightly slower rate of 54.3 seconds, or 5.5 pages per minute.
The TR150 was slightly faster than average for text and color graphics blended together. Our six-page PDF was printed in 2 minutes and 22 seconds, or 2.5 pages per minute. The HP OfficeJet 250 printed the same paper in less than two minutes at 3.1 pages per minute.
Moreover, the photo printing speed was faster than the category average. The TR150 printed a 4-by-6-inch glossy photo from a Windows Computer in 1 minute and 4.8 seconds, compared to the average of 1 minute and 11 seconds. The TR150 produced identical glossy prints at high quality in 1 minute and 45 seconds, which was much faster than the category average of 2 minutes and 6 seconds. At default and high-resolution settings, the HP OfficeJet 250 was twice as fast, producing 4-by-6-inch glossy prints in 37.6 and 49.5 seconds, respectively.
3. Print quality
Text was printed slightly on the lighter side, as opposed to in a deep black. The letterforms’ edges appeared slightly jagged and not razor crisp. Graphics printed on plain paper appeared rather washed out and with apparent banding. The images also lacked the crisper details, higher contrast, and more saturated colors of better-looking prints, such as those produced by the HP OfficeJet 250. The TR150’s graphic prints contained more visible pixels.
But, the glossy photo prints were exceptional. The sharpness of the details and the saturation of the colors were quite pleasant. Specifically, the colors in our landscape photograph were quite realistic. In comparison, the same print produced by the HP OfficeJet 250 appeared somewhat artificial due to oversaturated yellow tones.
The Canon Pixma TR150 worked admirably in every test we conducted. In instance, text printing was quick, both from a Computer and an iPhone. Printing speeds for color graphics and photographs were faster than average, and a startup time of less than 5 seconds will get you up and running immediately. This portable Pixma’s low ink costs make it highly wallet-friendly, and the quality of its photo printouts is difficult to beat. On plain paper, however, the quality of the text and color pictures left something to be desired.
In comparison, the top-rated HP OfficeJet 250 is faster, copies and scans, and has greater plain-paper print quality; nevertheless, it is also significantly larger and more expensive.