Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000 – Canon Pixma G2000 is the latest low cost printer from the company, falls under a category where it does not compete with high end printing machines. It comes at just INR 10,900 and Canon has a clear perception about its target users for the machine.

Pixma G2000 (3)

It is a high yield refillable ink tank printer with low cost output per page; this means it is a great option for those who have to print a lot of pages frequently. It cannot just print, it can also scan and copy as well. The ink tank printers contain a high volume of ink, that automatically reduces the stress of changing the cartridges again and again.

Key Specs Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

Key Specs Canon Pixma G2000
Dimensions Approx. 445 x 330 x 163mm
Weight Approx. 5.8kg
Max print resolution 4800 (horizontal)*1 x 1200 (vertical) dpi
Max print speed Approx. 5.0ipm (color)
Approx. 8.8ipm (B/W)
Approx 60 secs (Photo 4 x 6″)
Print media size A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, 4 x 6″, 5 x 7″, Envelopes (DL, COM10), Custom size (width 101.6 – 215.9mm, length 152.4 – 676mm)
Paper output tray A4, Letter = 50, Legal = 10
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Power AC 100 – 240V; 50 / 60Hz
OS Supported Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS
Pros

Basic and compact design
Good print quality
Changeable heads
Ink tank contains high volume of ink
Supports borderless printing
Low-cost printing
Cons

No display
No option for wireless or mobile printing
Build quality is just ok
No LAN connectivity
Box Content and Installation

Apart from the printer, the box contains 4/4N ink bottles, 1 year warranty card, power cord, USB Cable, A CD containing demonstration and software and other documentation. Installation is very simple. Even if you are not tech savvy, you can install this printer without any trouble. Just plug-in the USB cable in an apt OS running PC and drivers will automatically install.

Design and Build Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

Canon G2000 has a box type design which is divided in a 2 horizontal levels, the upper part houses the scanner assembly whereas the lower has the printing machinery and ink tanks. The coloured ink tanks are on the right hand side of the machinery and the black ink is on the left side. The input tray is at the top but positioned at the back side of the lid. It can contain a stack of 100 plain sheets at once.

Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

You won’t find any display or touch panel on the body, which means you cannot customize your print settings before you make it ready for a printout. It is void of a lot of cables and ports as it comes with only the USB connectivity. It does not have any port except the USB port and the power cable, there is no LAN port as it does not support LAN connectivity.

 

To control the basic functions, it has 4 buttons placed on the right side of the flap. These buttons are used for the basic controls of the printer and have different coloured LEDs signaling different functions like “error”, “paper jam” “no paper” or “busy”.

Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

Whenever we test a printer, there are two things on the basis of which, we judge a printer- the speed and quality. It is always appreciated when the mileage of any cartridge is longer, so that we do not have to change the cartridges again and again. It is always advised by Canon to shut down your printer properly after the use as it helps to save ink from drying up inside the nozzles.

One thing that falls on the negative side of the printer is that it does not have an option of back to back printing, as it does not have a duplexer. So you have to flip the paper manually every time you have to print back to back Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000.

As far as the speed is concerned, it is quite fast in normal office and home printing. A full page of colour printing takes about 2-3 seconds in high quality settings. It is a pretty decent speed for the price, and most of the good inkjet printers of this range take almost the same amount of time.

Considering the photo printing experience, it can print border-less photos in different sizes – A4, 4 x 6″ / 5 x 7″ (album) or 8 x 10″. You can use glossy papers to print photos, and the quality of photos is really good. The colour reproduction is impressive; it may not be as good as the photo printers but still does a commendable job.

It takes 14-15 seconds to setup after it is turned on, and almost half minute to print on the first command. Once you have started printing, it takes less than 6 seconds in continuous printing.

Conclusion Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000

At INR 10,900 Canon has designed a very useful printing machine that focuses on low cost printing with the help of ink tank design. As far as speed and quality is concerned, it has managed to impress us for sure but there are some factors where we expect it to improve. It lacks a display, LAN connectivity, wireless connectivity and auto duplexing, which is commonly found in similar inkjet printers.

Apart from these shortcomings, there is a lot to love about this printer which includes the no nonsense design, photo print quality and the economical printing it offers to users who print images and photos in bulk. That is the short review about Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000 .

How to excecute Canon Ij Setup PIXMA G2000 ? here are some instructions:

Connecting via Wireless LAN

figure: Connection without using wireless router

  1. The screen shows MenuWireless LAN connection,Wired LAN connection, USB Connection and Do Not Connect
  2. Press/TapWireless LAN connection.
  3. To confirm the choice please Press/Tap Yes.

    Please wait for a couple second to let the setting works, when the success notice appears on the screen, theprinter isready for use.
    Then set up a connection that you need, for example the connection between theprinterand computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Connecting via Wired LAN

figure: Wired connection

  1. The screen shows MenuWireless LAN connection,Wired LAN connection, USB Connection and Do Not Connect
  2. Tap/PressWired LAN connection.
  3. To confirm the choice please Press/Tap YES.When the screen ask to connect the ethernet cable, please connect theprinterto a network device such as a modem or router with an Ethernet cable.
    figure: Connect printer to network device with Ethernet cable
  4. Tap OK to confirm.

    Please wait for a couple second to let the setting works, when the success notice appears on the screen, the printer is ready for use.
    Then set up a connection that you need, for example the connection between the printer and computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Connecting via USB Connection

figure: USB connection

  1. Choose The driver from the table below based on your Operating System
  2. Click Download and Select Save as from the Savemenu and save it to familiar location location on thecomputer which you want to connect the printer.
  3. Execute downloaded exe file to start setup automatically,
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.

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