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The Canon PIXMA MG8220 takes the typical multifunction inkjet printer concept and steps it up a notch with a higher print resolution and some advanced features that set it apart from the competition. Print speed is around 12 pages per minute for black and 9 pages per minute for color, and the extra resolution provides sharp image quality. Extra Canon MG8220 ink provides better color balance, but printer ink costs are still fairly low.
In addition to its excellent features, the MG8220 can also scan and copy. It has a flatbed scanning surface and can scan at a maximum optical resolution of 4800 dpi, with enhanced resolutions available as well. The front-mounted USB port and memory card slots are other ways to get documents and photos into the machine, and once they are loaded, the touchscreen LED panel helps users to make edits and control options quickly and easily. Automatic photo fixing options help to enhance and balance images, even for novices.
The unit incorporates a total of 6 Canon MG8220 ink cartridges to help create better images. In addition to the 5 dye-based PIXMA MG8220 ink cartridges, there is a dedicated gray cartridge that helps enhance black-and-white images. Despite the extra printer ink, it is still fairly economical for an inkjet model, and using compatible PIXMA MG8220 ink and enabling the toner save mode helps even more.
Compared to previous models such as the MG5320 and MG6220, the MG8220 includes some improvements that make it unique. The main difference is the use of 6 cartridges in the Canon MG8220 ink system and the enhancements to the image quality. The touchscreen interface and the ease-of-use is also improved, and the networking and wireless features are better implemented.
Overall, photographers and photo enthusiasts will find a lot to like about the Canon MG8220. It has superior photo print quality to most consumer models on the market but still manages to be very economical.
Canon PIXMA MG8220 Instructional Video
A video of the Canon PIXMA MG8220 ink cartridge replacement process.
Canon PIXMA MG8220 Instructional Video Transcript
The MG8220 features a sleek design and a pop-up display panel that can save space when the unit is not in use. The maximum print speed is around 12.5 images per minute, and the 6-color ink system can produce excellent color photos.
Make sure the printer is powered up, and that the front tray is open. Raise up the top cover and ensure it stays in place firmly. The cartridges will move to the center on their own after a few moments.
Locate the MG8220 cartridge you wish to remove, and press the small front lever away from you to loosen it. You can then lift it out of the opening.
Open the box and remove the replacement Canon MG8220 ink cartridge, then remove it from the plastic bag. Find the tape strip at the top and pull away from the cartridge to remove it. You can then pry the cartridge away from the orange plastic protector as well.
Install the new PIXMA MG8220 cartridge into the opening, with the front side angled downward, then lock it into place by pressing down on the top of the cartridge. You should feel it snap.
Now, simply lower the cover down slowly to avoid damaging the printer.
You are now ready to resume printing with your Canon PIXMA MG8220 printer.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.