Canon printers have a long-lasting history and are extremely user-friendly due to their high performance and reasonable price. The Canon Pixma series is basically known for its good page yields, sleek design, and ease of operation.

Today we are going to talk about two all-in-one inkjet printers, the Canon Pixma TR8520 and the Canon Pixma TR8620. We will try to discuss the specifications and see whether there are any similarities. Let’s get started.

Canon Pixma TR8520 vs TR8620 Specs Comparison

FeatureCanon Pixma TR8520Canon Pixma TR8620
Design and Build QualitySolid plastic body with accessible scanner and paper jams. 4.2-inch LCD touch screen display. Navigation buttons.Solid plastic body with a scanner that accommodates books. 4.2-inch LCD display with quick access to copy, scan, and fax menus.
Printing SpeedMedium printing speed, 9ppm (black), 4ppm (color).Medium printing speed, 9ppm (black), 4ppm (color). Two adjustable trays holding 100 sheets each.
Printing QualityVibrant colors, clear detailing, and accuracy. Medium-quality photos.Vibrant yellow and decent color accuracy, with some limitations in grayscale.
Scanning FeaturesFlatbed and 20-page ADF. Scanning speed of 3ppm (black and color). Max resolution of 1200 DPI.Flatbed, ADF, and built-in fax. Scanning speed of 6ppm (color and black). Lack duplex scanning.
Page Yields226 pages (black), 492 pages (color). Cost per page: $0.071 (black), $0.081 (color).228 pages (black), 343 pages (color). Cost per page: $0.070 (black), $0.117 (color). Frequent color ink replacement needed.
Connectivity FeaturesEthernet, USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, mobile connectivity. SD card slot. Canon Print app support. No Bluetooth.Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, mobile connectivity. SD card slot. Canon Print app support. No Bluetooth.

Canon Pixma TR8520 vs Canon Pixma TR8620

Canon Pixma TR8520 vs Canon Pixma TR8620
Canon Pixma TR8520 vs Canon Pixma TR8620

Design and Build Quality

Indeed, both printers have a good design with a solid plastic body. The Canon Pixma TR8520 ‘s scanner lid can be raised slightly to fit books. Paper jams can also be accessed easily.

It has a well-built 4.2-inch LCD touch screen display, although the display becomes unresponsive sometimes. But the navigation buttons are pretty good. The Canon Pixma TR8620 also has a 4.2-inch LCD display with nice angle views. The printer also has quick access to copy, scan, and fax menus for speed and accurate tasks.

The printer’s design is also great with an entirely plastic body and has a scanner that can hinge much to fit average-sized books and the paper jams can easily be accessed.

Printing Speed and Quality

The Canon Pixma TR8520 has excellent printing features with vibrant colors, clear detailing, and accuracy. But to be more precise, if someone wants very well-defined photos, they can be disappointed in many cases.

The printer has a medium printing speed. It takes much more time to print black documents than color ones. It has a printing speed of 9ppm (black) and 4ppm (color).

In the Canon Pixma TR8620, the printing quality is also good, with vibrant yellow and decent color accuracy. However, there is some greyscale and too much accuracy cannot be expected.

Well, it also has moderate speed, just like the Canon Pixma TR8520, i.e., 9ppm (black) and 4ppm (color). The two adjustable trays can hold up to 100 sheets each.

Scanning Features

In terms of scanning, both printers come out to be stunning. The Canon Pixma TR8520 has both a flatbed and an auto document feeder. It comes with a 20-page ADF capacity and has a speed of 3ppm (black and color). Using the Canon Scan app, one can easily find the scanning option. It can scan up to 1200 DPI, but the default is 600 DPI.

The Canon Pixma TR8620 also has a good scanner, a flatbed that can scan average-sized books and magazines, an auto document feeder, and built-in fax.

But sadly, both printers lack duplex scanning, so one has to flip the pages manually. Additionally, both printers have built-in OCR to perform the copying and faxing tasks. It has a scanning speed of 6ppm (color and black).

Also Check- Canon Pixma TR7020 vs TR8620 Compared

Page Yields and Printing Costs

Both printers have high page yields and are the relatively low cost per print. The Canon TR8520 has a good cartridge system. Although the printer doesn’t yield many black pages, the color cartridges work much better.

The printer yields 226 pages (black) and 492 pages (color). The printer offers a fair cost for both black and color prints, 0.071 US dollars (black) and 0.081 US dollars ( color).

The Canon Pixma TR8620 has a passable cartridge system, one cartridge for black printing and four for color printing. The printer yields a good number of pages in color, but the black yield is poor. It yields 228 pages ( black) and 343 pages ( color).

It has a great price point too, but the color print is a bit high. It costs 0.070 US per page ( black) and 0.117 US per page ( color). One thing that should be remembered is that most inkjet printers need color inks to run the service tasks, so replacement of cartridges more often is necessary.

Connectivity Features

In terms of connectivity, the two printers work pretty well together. Both the Canon Pixma TR8520 and the Canon Pixma TR8620 have Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, etc.

One can easily connect the printer to the mobile and run all the necessary tasks through the mobile. Both wired and wireless printing are supported by the devices.

An SD card slot is also available in the front of the printer to print via USB. Both printers support the Canon Print app to print flawlessly. Unfortunately, both printers do not support Bluetooth.


The Canon Pixma TR8620 is much upgraded than the discontinued version of the Canon Pixma TR8520. Although both of the printers created stunning photos with great color accuracy even, the Canon Pixma TR8620 produces much more color pages than Canon Pixma TR8520 and has much cheap color cost prints with fast black printing. But the Canon Pixma TR8620 prints single age faster.

Prabir Mandal

Prabir is the founder of He has been using printers for more than a decade now. He has opened this blog to share his knowledge and experiences about printers.

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