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Canon MG6821

Wireless All-In-One Printer with Scanner and Copier: Mobile and Tablet Printing with Airprint and Google Cloud Print compatible

  • The PIXMA MG6821 is an advanced Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer offering high performance and real convenience. The MG6821 is packed with powerful printing options such as AirPrint(1), Google Cloud Print(2), Mopria(3) and much more. The MG6821 makes it easy to print wirelessly(11) from almost anywhere in the house with its convenient built in Wi-Fi.
  • Print exceptional photos and sharp text documents all from our efficient five individual ink tank system. The PIXMA MG6821 is an ideal printer for tablet, smartphone, or cloud printing and it starts with the Canon PRINT app

Canon MG5720 Black

Canon MG5720 Wireless All-In-One Printer with Scanner and Copier: Mobile and Tablet Printing with Airprintcompatible, Black

  • The PIXMA MG5720 is an exceptional Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer offering performance, real convenience, and remarkable quality. The MG5720 allows you to print both beautiful, borderless photos, as well as crisp documents up to 8.5" x 11".
  • ChromaLife100: This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select Canon photo papers and select genuine Canon inks for beautiful, borderless photos that will last up to 100 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.
  • Five Individual Ink Tank System: Get amazing color with five individual ink tanks and replace only the color that runs out.
  • Print Documents and Web Pages Fast: Print documents and web pages with fast speeds of 12.6 images per minute (ipm) for black and 9.0 images per minute (ipm) for color.
  • Borderless Photos Fast: Print a beautiful, borderless 4" x 6" photo in approximately 41 seconds.
  • Scan Resolution: Scans both business documents and photos with maximum optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi.
  • Hybrid Ink System: A system that utilizes pigment black ink for crisp text and color dye ink for beautiful photos.
  • Superb Resolution: 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi produces incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos


Side by Side comparison

Series #
MG6821 : Pixma
MG5720 Black : Pixma
MG6821
MG5720 Black
Highlights
MG6821 : Optical:1200 x 2400 dpi
MG5720 Black : Optical:1200 x 2400 dpi
A scanner's optical resolution is determined by how many pixels it can actually see. In a typical flatbed scanner it uses scanning head with 300 sensors per inch, so it can sample 300 dots per inch (dpi) in one direction.
Mac compatible
MG6821 : 
MG5720 Black : 
MG6821 : Inkjet
MG5720 Black : Inkjet
There are several types of printing technologies :
  • Inkjet printer
  • Laser printer

  • Inkjet printers uses liquid ink sprayed through nozzles onto the paper, and laser printers use a toner cartridge (filled with fine powder) and a heated fuser for printing.Each technology has its own importance.

    Inkjet Printer : In the inkjet printing technology, the print head has several tiny nozzles. The copy from an inkjet printer needs a little time to dry. Adequate drying time is especially important if the hard copy contains large sections of solid black or dark color.The advantage of using an inkjet printer is that they give an excellent color output.

    Printer Function
    MG6821 : Photo Copy, Print, Scan
    MG5720 Black : Photo Copy, Print, Scan
    Monochrome/Colored Printer
    MG6821 : Coloured Printing
    MG5720 Black : Coloured Printing
    MG6821 : 
    MG5720 Black : 
    Borderless printing is a printing technique that makes a printer print an image without any margin or other border. Borderless printing is mainly used for printing a photo without any border, printing an image which needs multiple pages of paper like billboard or big photo, or printing a full page template.
    MG6821 : All In One
    MG5720 Black : All In One
    An ink tank system in printers continuously supplies ink to a comparatively small inkjet print head. It increases the print capacity. Ink in the tank will lasts for a long time and it is refillable. How long the ink will last depends on how heavy the usage of the printer is for the user. The general warranty that companies offer for the Ink Tank system is for a period of one year or in a range of 25000 to 30000 pages.

    A multi-function printer is a type that performs multiple tasks alongwith printing such as scanning, sending fax, photo copy, automatic document feeding etc.

    Best Suited For
    MG6821 : Home and Small businesses
    MG5720 Black : Home and Small businesses
    Double Sided Printing
    MG6821 : Manual
    MG5720 Black : Manual
    Printing
    Print Resolution
    MG6821 : 4800 x 1200
    MG5720 Black : 4800 x 1200
    Print Speed (ppm / ipm)
    MG6821 : 15
    MG5720 Black : 12.6
    MG6821 : Color: 3,072 / Pigment Black: 1,024 / Total: 4,096
    MG5720 Black : Color: 3,072 / Pigment Black: 1,024 / Total: 4,096
    A nozzle is a hole smaller than a human hair found on the print head of a print cartridge. Each nozzle produces millions of ink droplets used in creating the images and text generated by your printer.
    Scanning
    MG6821 : Flatbed
    MG5720 Black : Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
    Contact Image Sensors (CIS) are image sensors used in flatbed scanners almost in direct contact with the object to be scanned. CIS are popular due to its less cost and easy maintenance.
    Selectable Resolution
    MG6821 : 25 - 19200 dpi
    MG5720 Black : 25 - 19200 dpi
    MG6821 : 48-bit Input
    MG5720 Black : 48-bit Input

    Bit depth is the scanner's ability to accurately analyze and reproduce the full color spectrum of the scanned information. This increased bit depth processing helps in improving the ability to obtain detail from the darker areas of an image.

    48-bit internal, 24-bit external means that the scanner (48 bits - internal) performs the internal processing to select the best possible colors from the available shades or (palette) of colors and outputs only in 24-bit color (24 bits -external).

    Maximum Scan Size
    MG6821 : 8.5 x 11.7
    MG5720 Black : 8.5 x 11.7
    Scanner Bit Depth (Grayscale)
    MG6821 : 24-bit Output
    MG5720 Black : 24-bit Output
    Scan input modes
    MG6821 : Auto Scan Mode18, Push Scan, Network Scan, Wireless Scanning
    MG5720 Black : Auto Scan Mode17, Network Scan, Push Scan, Wireless Scanning
    Scanner Bit Depth (Black and White)
    MG6821 : 48-bit internal/24-bit external
    MG5720 Black : 48-bit internal/24-bit external
    Paper Details
    Paper/Media Type
    MG6821 : Envelope, Glossy Brochure, Glossy Inkjet, Glossy M, Matte Inkjet , Photo Paper, Plain Paper
    MG5720 Black : Envelope, Glossy Brochure, Glossy Inkjet, Glossy M, Matte Inkjet , Photo Paper, Plain Paper
    Paper Size
    MG6821 : 10x15cm(4x6in), 13x18cm(5x7in), 20x25cm(8x10in), Envelopes:#10(4.125x9.5in), Legal(8.5x14in), Letter (8.5 x 11 in)
    MG5720 Black : 10x15cm(4x6in), 13x18cm(5x7in), 20x25cm(8x10in), Envelopes:#10(4.125x9.5in), Legal(8.5x14in), Letter (8.5 x 11 in)
    Output paper hold capacity (Sheets)
    MG6821 : 100
    MG5720 Black : 100
    Compatibility
    Printer Aplication Software
    MG6821 : PIXMA MG6820 Printer Driver Scan Utility Master Setup My Printer (Windows Only) Network Tool My Image Garden11 Full HD Movie Print12, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM19, Special Filters, Image Correction/Enhance, and scanning are accessed through My Image Garden Quick Menu
    MG5720 Black : PIXMA MG5720 Printer Driver Scan Utility Master Setup My Printer (Windows Only) Network Tool My Image Garden8 Full HD Movie Print9, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM18, Special Filters, Image Correction/Enhance, and scanning are accessed through My Image Garden Quick Menu
    Connectivity
    OS Support
    MG6821 : Windows:20 Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista® SP1, Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit Mac:21 Mac OS® X v10.7.5 - 10.10 Mobile Operating Systems: iOS®, Android, Windows RT22, and Amazon Fire devices
    MG5720 Black : Windows:19 Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista® SP1, Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit Mac:20 Mac OS® X v10.7.5 - 10.10
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    MG6821 : 6.35 kg
    MG5720 Black : 6.25 kg
    Width
    MG6821 : 457 mm
    MG5720 Black : 457 mm
    Depth
    MG6821 : 370 mm
    MG5720 Black : 370 mm
    Height
    MG6821 : 150 mm
    MG5720 Black : 150 mm
    General Details
    Color of the Product
    MG6821 : White
    MG5720 Black : Black
    MG6821 : Google Cloud Print, Morpia, Wireless direct printing
    MG5720 Black : Google Cloud Print, Morpia, Wireless direct printing
    Google Cloud Print: Print anything from any device to practically any location. Google Cloud Print is a technology that make your printers available to you and anyone you want through web. Google Cloud Print makes it possible to send any document or image to a printer at one location (e.g printer at home) from a device/ phone/ computer at some other location (e.g. Document in the office PC).
    LCD Screen
    MG6821 : 2.5 "
    MG5720 Black : 2.5 "
    Ink Type
    MG6821 : PGI-270 Pigment Black XL CLI-271 Cyan XL CLI-271 Magenta XL CLI-271 Yellow XL CLI-271 Black XL PGI-270 Pigment Black CLI-271 Cyan CLI-271 Magenta CLI-271 Yellow CLI-271 Black
    MG5720 Black : PGI-270 Pigment Black XL CLI-271 Cyan XL CLI-271 Magenta XL CLI-271 Yellow XL CLI-271 Black XL PGI-270 Pigment Black CLI-271 Cyan CLI-271 Magenta CLI-271 Yellow CLI-271 Black
    Photo Copy Details
    Multiple Copy
    MG6821 : 4-on-1 / 2-on-1 Copy, Auto Exposure Copy, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Copy, Fade Restoration, Fit-to-Page, Frame Erase Copy, Preset Copy Ratios, Two-sided Copy
    MG5720 Black : 4-on-1 / 2-on-1 Copy, Auto Exposure Copy, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Copy, Fade Restoration, Fit-to-Page, Frame Erase Copy, Preset Copy Ratios, Two-sided Copy
    Copy Features
    MG6821 : Auto Fit Copy
    MG5720 Black : Auto Fit Copy
    Copy Speed
    MG6821 : Approx. 20 seconds Sec
    MG5720 Black : Approx. 20 seconds Sec
    Copy Speed Color
    MG6821 : FCOTv
    MG5720 Black : FCOTv
    Samsung Special
    Value Added Functions
    MG6821 : AirPrint10, Auto 2-Sided Printing, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing15, Document Printing, Easy PhotoPrint+16, Full HD Movie Print9, Special Filters, Google Cloud Print11, My Image Garden8, Mopria Device Printing12, Photo Printing, Canon PRINT app2, PIXMA Cloud Link14, Red-Eye Correction, Image Cropping, Quiet Mode, Wireless PictBridge13, Wireless Printing
    MG5720 Black : AirPrint10, Auto 2-Sided Printing, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing15, Document Printing, Easy PhotoPrint+16, Full HD Movie Print9, Special Filters, Google Cloud Print11, My Image Garden8, Mopria Device Printing12, Photo Printing, Canon PRINT app2, PIXMA Cloud Link14, Red-Eye Correction, Image Cropping, Quiet Mode, Wireless PictBridge13, Wireless Printing
    Interface (Standard)
    MG6821 : Hi-Speed USB, PictBridge (Wireless LAN), Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
    MG5720 Black : Hi-Speed USB, PictBridge (Wireless LAN), Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)