Canon Pixma TR4520 Reviews

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is an all-in-one inkjet printer you have to check out. This is a compact printer that has an ADF scanner and flatbed scanner which makes it different from other printers. It feels like two things in one. The page yielding capacity of the inkjet printer is low compared to other compact printers, and the printing speed is slow.

However, while the Canon PIXMA TR4520 offers reasonably good connectivity features, such as Ethernet, USB cable, Wi-Fi Direct, Apple AirPrint, and the Moriya print service, it does not support Bluetooth or Wi-Fi direct, and it does not support Ethernet in order to connect to the router.

This printer has a number of regular features that all printers offer, including scanning, faxing, and automatic duplexing. With excellent borderless photo printing quality, decent color accuracy, and an attractive design, it looks amazing as well.

Besides being able to print from your smartphone and other devices, this printer can also be used for other tasks. With its outstanding output as well as useful features such as Amazon Alexa voice support, the Canon PIXMA TR4520 is an ideal choice for home offices.


  • Unique features
  • Auto duplexing system
  • Decent photo quality
  • Compact size


  • Low page yielding for both color and black documents
  • No Wi-Fi Direct
  • Cost-per-print is running high
  • Document printing is the slow

Build Quality:

With a white, sturdy plastic body, the Canon PIXMA TR4520 has mediocre build quality. Both input and output trays are available. The input tray is quite small, so it must be kept open in order to put the paper inside the printer.

When you have a paper jam, you need to lift the printer’s back. The printer has a screen of slightly poor quality. It uses dyes and pigments as ink types. However, the printer’s built-in FAX and ADF scanner make it ready to go when you need it.


Canon PIXMA TR4520 printers have a poor cartridge system because there are only two cartridges in the printer – one black cartridge and one tricolor cartridge – and both of them have a low yield, which means that you will have to replace them quite often.

You can use PG-243 Black for black printing and CL-244 for color printing. The estimated Black Page Yield would be 88 prints and the color page yield would be 126 prints.

Scanner features:

This Canon PIXMA TR4520 office printer is a powerful office printer with a compact size that makes it easy for you to compare it to other larger printers that are bulkier. You can connect to one of Canon’s subscription services by using the Canon App.

It has outstanding features such as Wi-Fi, an automatic document feeder for scanning and faxing, two-sided printing, a high-resolution scanner with 1200dpi, and Canon Print App.

However, since the printer does not automatically scan in a duplex, you will need to turn pages over if you wish to do so.

Printing Speed:

The printing speed is rather disappointing because it takes a while for the first page to be printed and afterward the pages are not fastened. There are 100 pages in the input tray and 20 sheets in the automatic document feeder.

A black text document can be printed at a speed of eight pages per minute, color documents up to two pages per minute, and a photo can be printed at 78.8 seconds. Even though it takes over a minute for a photo to appear, it cannot be denied that the quality of the photo printing is impressive, the colors are vibrant and the details are clear.

Cost per print:

PIXMA TR4520 prints are relatively expensive. You will probably have to replace the cartridges frequently. There are two subscription options for the printer, including the ability to print a certain number of pages every month and to receive replacement ink cartridges when the printer runs out.

For black-only printing, you’ll pay 0.182US$/print, for color printing, you’ll pay 0.167US$/print, and for photo printing, you’ll pay 0.447US$/print.

How it performs in case of Family/Office/Student

Family use

Canon’s PIXMA G4520 is a good choice for families, as it has an excellent flatbed scanner, as well as an ADF scanner, which makes it easy to use and comfortable to use. It also has excellent photo printing quality, as well as the ability to print images with great color accuracy and details.

Additionally, it can be used to scan, print, fax, and many other functions. In general, it has a high print price per color document and a slow photo printing speed. Overall, it is a compact budget printer that is reasonably priced for family use.

Small business/home office

With a compact size and a lower price, the Canon PIXMA TR4520 is a good choice for office printing. It supports a large number of file formats, including JPEGs, PNGs, and PDFs. It has the best connectivity options, and it works perfectly with Windows 10. 


The Canon PIXMA TR4520 isn’t a good option for students for a number of reasons. The cartridges need to be replaced frequently, and the printer’s page yield is low.

Its upside is that it has the right sizing, features, and the ability to print from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac with AirPrint. You can print and scan with your smartphone or tablet using the Canon printing app. There are also many connectivity options available on the device.


Here we are gonna compare Canon PIXMA TR4520 with its closest rivals. The first one is the Canon PIXMA TR4720 which is an all-in-one wireless color printer, loaded with plenty of facilities. And another one is Canon PIXMA TS6420.

Canon’s PIXMA TS6420 and TR4720 have some differences in how to use them for most things. The TS6420 has a lot more pages, a lot cheaper print price per print, and prints much faster. You can get built-in fax and an automatic document feeder with the TR4720 as an alternative.

The PIXMA TR4720’s build quality isn’t that impressive. The paper input tray can’t hold many sheets, and the output tray must remain open to store paper. During a print job, the output tray may also get in the way and make cartridge replacement difficult.

When it comes to printing long essays or research papers, the Canon PIXMA TR4720 takes a while to finish, and color papers take even longer. After going unused for a while, it takes a while to start printing, so even small print jobs will take time.

For casual printing, the Canon PIXMA TR4720’s color accuracy is adequate. However, it struggles to reproduce deep blues, blacks, and dark grays.

Canon PIXMA TS6420 is mediocre in design and build quality. The scanner’s hinges extend high enough to accommodate a magazine and the lid does not close on itself when fully extended. It’s made entirely of plastic, with a smooth finish.

Despite having a slow printing speed, the Canon TS6420 can perform auto-duplex printing. It has one front and one rear input tray, which can hold 200 sheets of paper.

Color reproduction on the Canon TS6420 is average. While it may not be an issue for casual photo printing, it isn’t recommended for those who need accurate color reproduction.

Most Commonly Asked Questions

Can i use any Off Brand Ink cartridges with this Canon Pixma TR4520?

Yes, you can use any brand ink cartridge with your Canon Pixma TR4520 printer. The ink cartridge does not matter. However, you will need to make sure that the cartridge has been tested to work with your printer. If you buy from a reputable company, then you will not have any problems.

Can i print 11×17 paper with Pixma TR4520?

This printer does not support 11×17 paper sizes, since it was never designed to work with letter size paper, however you can, if you wish, use 5×7 paper, 8×10 paper, or U.S. #10 envelopes.

Is this printer compatible with the USB cable from older Canon printers?

The Pixma TR4520 printer is compatible with the USB cable that you can use with your older Canon printers. However, I am a little unsure if it will work with all Canon cables. If you wish to print from your phone, you can use the Wi-Fi feature.

How to Connect Canon Pixma TR4520 printer to WiFi?

The Canon Pixma TR4520 is a wireless multifunction device that can be used to print, scan, copy, fax, and more. It has a built-in Wi-Fi feature that makes it easy to connect to your home network.

Follow the instructions to connect your printer to WiFi

  • Press the Menu Button.
  • Go to WiFi Setup and Press Ok on Manual Connect.
  • Press ok and it will search for your WiFi.
  • Click on your WiFi name and press ok.
  • Type in the Password and click on Ok.
  • You’ll see your printer is now connected to your Router.

How to change Ink on Canon Pixma TR4520?

The ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma TR4520 are consumables that you will need to replace from time to time. It’s possible to change the ink cartridges by yourself.

To change the Ink, follow the instructions below

  • Switch on the printer
  • Open the front door and the cover as well.
  • Wait for the cartridge to move to the middle.
  • Push the cartridge downward and pull it out.
  • Now take the new cartridge.
  • Push them inside in the right section.
  • Close the cover along with the front door.
  • The Cartridges are now successfully installed.

How to print pictures on Canon Pixma TR4520?

The Canon Pixma TR4520 is a photo printer that uses the latest inkjet technology. The printer can be used as an ordinary printer, but it also has several special features, including wireless connectivity and a built-in scanner.

Follow the instructions to print pictures on Canon Pixma TR4520 using the Android/iOS App

  • Turn on the Printer.
  • Download and open the Canon Print App On your Android/iOS.
  • Click on Add printer.
  • Turn on the Bluetooth and Wifi.
  • After the search is complete, Select your Printer model and connect.
  • To print a photo, click on the print photo.
  • Select the photo and check all the settings.
  • Click print to finish the printing. 

How to load photo paper in Canon Pixma TR4520?

The Canon Pixma TR4520 printer is a good choice for printing photos and documents. It is a fast, efficient and reliable printer that prints photos and other documents at a high quality.

It has a large paper tray that can hold enough paper. If you make any mistakes during the paper loading process, it will not print and the paper may get stuck.

Follow the instructions to load photo paper in Canon Pixma TR4520

  • Turn on the printer and open the front door
  • You’ll see a tray there
  • Lift the upper side a bit
  • Place the paper by adjusting the flap to hold 
  • Lower the upper part
  • Extend the tray of that upper part
  • Now its ready to take the paper Inside and print

How to reset Canon Pixma printer TR4520?

If your printer is giving you issues and won’t print, the first thing to check is whether the ink cartridge is empty. If it is, then you’ll need to replace the ink cartridge. The next thing to try is resetting the printer.

However, sometimes it does require a few extra steps to get it back to its original settings.

If you are having issues with your printer, read on for a step-by-step guide to resetting your Canon Pixma TR4520 printer.

  • Turn on the printer
  • Press the settings 
  • Goto Device Settings>Reset settings
  • Select the type of reset you want
  • Press ok and it will be reset to default
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