Canon Pixma G4510 Review

A versatile 4-in-1 printer with low operating costs

Canon Pixma G4510 Review

Pros

  • Excellent design with the foldaway Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and paper tray which makes it quite compact for a 4-in-1
  • Low operating costs and high yields for ink bottles
  • Great software, app support, and wireless connectivity options
  • Great monochrome prints even at small font sizes and crisp, natural-looking color prints

Cons

  • High definition photos lose detail in prints due to lack of print resolution
  • Does not support double-sided (duplex) printing
  • The ink tank system can be a challenge to refill and can cause a mess, especially when doing it the first time

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Introduction

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Although Canon is best known for its photography equipment, it is also one of the leading manufacturers of printers and imaging equipment, with a market share of nearly 20% globally. Established in 1937 in Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as on the New York Stock Exchange. Canon products are widely recognized for their quality and reliability.

The Canon Pixma G4510 is a product that has been designed keeping in mind the needs of a small office or a home office that needs to print documents that are no larger than A4 and do so at low running costs and in a hassle-free manner. This is evident from the intelligent design that allows its trays to be folded away to make it compact enough to put away in a cabinet when not in use, and from the wireless connectivity options that are offered to make printing quick and easy.

Technology

Powered by Canon’s FINE technology that utilizes a pigment black hybrid ink system for sharp documents, and dye-based colors to recreate vivid borderless photos, the Canon Pixma G4510 is quite capable of handling large print volumes.

Canon Pixma G4510 - Ink Refills

The Canon Pixma G4510 has four refillable ink tanks and you need to be extremely careful during the initial setup and also while refilling the ink tanks to ensure that you get the right ink in the right tank and don’t spill the ink when doing so. Not only will you end up with stains on your desk, but will also end up getting a lot many lesser prints from your refills. The refill system could have been improved to avoid the possibility of spillage and overflow.

Print

The Canon Pixma G4510 produces a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi and comes with an Automatic Document Feed (ADF) that holds up to 20 sheets of plain paper. It prints at a rate of 8.8 ipm for monochrome and five ipm for color prints for single-sided prints, and unfortunately, duplex prints are not supported. However, the printing is quick, efficient, and economical for most practical purposes.

Canon Pixma G4510 - Printing

The printer comes with integrated ink tanks with the tank for black ink placed on one side of the 4-in-1, and the three tanks for cyan, magenta, and yellow inks placed on the other. The rear tray can hold up to 100 sheets of plain paper and the ADF can hold a maximum of 20 sheets.

Scan

The Canon Pixma G4510 uses a contact image sensor (CIS) type flatbed scanner and is capable of producing a resolution of 600 x 1,200 dpi at a scanning speed of approximately 19 seconds for an A4 size document. The output scanning depth is 24 bit for color and 8 bit for monochrome. The ADF takes papers of A4, Letter, and Legal sizes. It can be a bit challenging to figure out the scanning functionality when you first set up the 4-in-1, but once you get the hang of it, it doesn’t seem that difficult. This could be partly blamed on the two-line full dot LCD, which is not the most intuitive one around.

Fax

Equipped with the Super G3 fax type, the Canon Pixma G4510 can achieve a maximum transmission speed of up to 33.6 kbps, which means it takes roughly three seconds to transmit a monochrome page and around a minute for a color page. It can hold up to 50 pages of documents in memory and offers group dialing functionality to a maximum of 19 locations.

Canon Pixma G4510 - Display

Copy

The copier in the Canon Pixma G4510 can copy at a rate of 2.5 ipm in color and at a rate of eight ipm in black and white when copying from the ADF. It is capable of producing a maximum of 99 multiple copies. It can reduce documents down to 25% of the original size or enlarge them up to 400% of their original size. There are three quality settings—draft, standard, and high—that can be used based on the requirement. It can create border-less copies, 2-on-1 copies, 4-on-1 copies, and ID copies.

Connectivity

Canon Pixma G4510 - Connectivity

The Canon Pixma G4510 a wide range of connectivity options including the standard ones like Hi-Speed USB (B Port), Wi-Fi, and Wireless LAN to connect to computers, PIXMA Cloud Link, Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, Mopria for Android devices, Apple AirPrint for iOS devices, Google Cloud Print, and Wireless Direct that make printing directly from smartphones or tablets possible and far more practical, given that a lot of our time is spent on smartphones.

General

The 4-in-1 is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows seven SP1 .NET Framework 4.5.2 or 4.6 is required, OS X 10.10.5~OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12. It is also compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile devices. The Canon Pixma G4510 weighs approximately 7.3 kg and has dimensions of 445 x 330 x 197 mm (Width x Depth x Height). The box ships with the All-In-One printer—PIXMA G4510, four ink bottles, setup CD-ROM, power cord, manuals, and other documents.

Conclusion

Designed as a compact 4-in-1 that can print, scan, copy, and fax documents up to A4 size, the Canon Pixma G4510 is best suited for a small office or a home office. Equipped with refillable ink tanks, it cuts operating costs and offers up to 6000 monochrome pages per black ink bottle or up to 7000 color pages from a set of color ink bottles. It is capable of printing at speeds of up to 8.8 ipm in monochrome and offers effortless and flexible wireless connectivity via the Canon PRINT app, via Apple AirPrint from iOS devices, or Mopria via compatible Android phones.

If you are looking for a compact inkjet printer that also has scan, copy, and fax functionality, the Canon Pixma G4510 4-in-1 might be the answer. With refillable ink bottles that ensure low running costs, it is well-suited for a small office or home office, especially if you print a lot of documents and don’t need to print documents larger than A4. The 4-in-1 is compact, prints fast in monochrome, produces sharp text even at small font sizes, works with a wide array of media types and sizes, has an ADF, and offers many connectivity options. So, if you don’t care about the ability to print duplex and don’t need to print high definition photos, the Canon Pixma G4510 is definitely the right choice.

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