Canon launches new cheap-to-run MegaTank printers boasting 6 ink tanks

Canon Pixma G550
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has expanded its growing range of MegaTank inkjet printers with two new models aimed at photo printing enthusiasts. The Pixma G620/G650 and G550 are the first MegaTank models to feature 6 ink tanks (rather than the usual 4), with the standard cyan, magenta, yellow and black tanks supplemented by additional grey and red ink tanks. These are said to provide a "wider color range, creating deeper shaded areas and richer colors for vibrant photos with strong contrast". 

The six tanks use Canon's dye-based ChromaLife 100 ink, which Canon claims produces vivid, bold print quality with reduced color shift across different paper types - matte, gloss or semi-gloss.

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Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.