Canon Pixma G4610 Drivers Download. The Canon Pixma G4610 prints from refillable ink tanks and comes to super low recurring costs. This is not without compromise, as the test shows. The Canon uses the Pixma G series inkjet printer with refillable tanks instead of cartridges. Epson has already demonstrated this with the Ecotank range - read the test of the Epson Ecotank ET-2550 printer. The test is the model Canon Pixma G4600, which prints, scans, copies and faxes. Canon sees the multifunction printer in use in small offices. The test therefore examines how it works in the workplace. If we focus on the page prices, Canon has succeeded with the Pixma G4610 thanks to the tank system a super-economical multi-functional printer. That such a device in a small office would be ideal reserved, is quite true. On the other hand speaks the slow pace of work. In addition, important features such as a duplex unit are missing - at least for printing, even better for scanning. Canon is quite convinced of the refillable systems currently probably not even, otherwise the company would not focus sales exclusively on its own online store. The here asked price of 329 euros is juicy, the two-year warranty but praiseworthy.
Canon Pixma G4610 Review
Unlike the Epson Ecotank models, the ink tanks of this Endurance G4610 are not mounted next to the case, but are integrated into it. The black tank is on one side, the three blue, red, and yellow on the other side of the case. Via a piping system, the ink flows to the printheads, which must be used once during the first installation. They look like the Canon cartridges with built-in printhead, which not only new inks, but also new nozzles come in the printer when changing cartridges - such as the model Canon Pixma MG3650.
The print head of the Canon Pixma Endurance G4610 looks like a cartridge with an integrated printhead, as we know from the model MG3650. Once installed, both heads, unlike the cartridges, are designed to last a printer's life.
The print head of Canon Pixma Endurance G4610 looks like a cartridge with an integrated print head, as we know about the model MG3650 ago. Once installed, both heads, unlike the cartridges, are designed to last a printer's life.
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Consumption - unbeatable low prices
Once the printheads are installed, the ink is filled. Supplied with bottles of 325 milliliters of black ink and three times 70 milliliters of color ink. It is estimated that less than a quarter of the ink is used for the initial filling of the pipes. You can reach the tanks yourself by opening the housing underneath the scan unit. The tanks are covered, but not lockable. Unauthorized persons can fill other liquids without problems - a disadvantage.
The ink bottles are well sealed and have a drip stop. So, if you turn it upside down to fill in the contents, you do not need to worry about an immediate leak of the liquid. Nevertheless, we advise you to place kitchen crepe under the multifunction printer and put on disposable gloves when handling ink bottles for the first time. The tanks themselves are closed with rubber plugs and made of transparent plastic. So you see from the front, how much ink you can still fill. Even later you have the ink level well in view.
Canon gives a black ink range of 6000 pages. It is a proprietary specification, but it should be based on the official ISO standard pages. This translates into a page price of 0.23 cents - even a tad lower than the tested Ecotank ET-2550 from Epson and absolutely unbeatable. For the color page, the figure is 7000 pages and gives a price of 0.43 cents - also unattainable for multifunction printers with conventional cartridges. Currently, the refill bottles of the GI-590 series cost 9.99 euros per color and 13.99 euros for the black ink.
Equipment - including fax and borderless printing
The multifunction printer Canon Pixma Endurance G4610 has a fax function on board and therefore also an automatic document feeder for a maximum of 20 sheets. To do this, he either connects to the computer locally via USB or via WLAN via the network. He is also in charge of Mopria, Apple Airprint, Google Cloud Print and the manufacturer's own Canon Cloud Link. Via Wi-Fi Direct, the wireless connection works without a router, via the font display, the operation directly on the device.
Unlike the Ecotank models from Epson , the Canon Pixma Endurance G4610 can print borderlessly. He feeds the paper from the rear feeder, which fits a maximum of 100 sheets of paper - a little less for a professionally used device. Another paper cassette does not exist. And another drawback brings the Canon Pixma Endurance G4610: It lacks a duplex unit for automatic printing of the front and back of a sheet. It's a pity for an output device that's designed for worry-free printing and is therefore targeted by frequent users.
Inconsistent work pace
In speed tests, the Canon Pixma Endurance G4610 delivers a mixed performance. On the one hand, the multifunction device prints one page of Grauert letter in 17 seconds and thus achieves a decent value. On the other hand, we are waiting for ten text pages from Word 1:09 minutes and on ten color pages taken from Acrobat 5:35 minutes and thus in both cases a comparatively long time. The printing unit also slows down the copying process, in which the black and white copy of 12 seconds still afloat, but the color copy is finished with 41 seconds leisurely. Only when scanning the times fit with 7 seconds for the preview and 15 seconds for the color scan.
Quality of printing, scans and copies
The Canon Pixma Endurance G4610 uses four colors - blue, red, yellow and black. The latter consists of pigmented ink, while Canon relies on dye-based variants in the colors. The letters come very filigree on paper, are easy to read, but would have tolerated more black coverage. Colored surfaces are produced homogeneously by the Endurance G4610. The colors themselves are a bit bright, but harmonious. In photo printing, the grayscale and a natural color scheme. The printer can handle even difficult tasks such as skin tones without unnatural oversubscription. Some observers may therefore find them a bit pale. Although the color analysis recognizes a reddish color in the scans, in the visual test we find the color scheme quite round. There is criticism of the color copy.