Canon MAXIFY GX5050 Driver, Price & Review– The Canon MAXIFY GX5050 is the ideal printer for the home office user who wants cost-effective, high-volume printing. This printer is Canon’s latest entry in the MegaTank line of refillable ink tank printers. This single-function printer joins the existing Canon GX6050 printer/scanner/copier and the GX7050 printer/scanner/copier/fax.
Capable of printing 14,000 quoted pages from just one set of pigment ink bottles, this high-volume printer is ideal for small businesses or home office users. If greater print savings are required, there is also an Economy Mode, which increases output by 1.5x to approximately 21,000 pages from a complete set of ink bottles. Automatic duplex printing, as well as auto power on/off modes, make the GX5050 less expensive to run and environmentally friendly
The easy-to-use ink bottles are designed with different inlets so that only the correct color can be added to the printer’s ink tanks, while the custom-made bottle nozzles eliminate the risk of the tank spilling. Ink levels can be checked at a glance thanks to the ink tank window on the front of the printer, eliminating the annoying shock of running out of ink.
If you do a lot of printing, a sluggish printer won’t work. Thankfully the GX5050 is no slouch when it comes to print speed. Canon rates this at around 24.0 ipm in black and 15.5 ipm in color, with the first print appearing in just seven seconds in mono. The GX5050’s business focus is emphasized by its ability to print on envelopes, storefront decorative posters, banners up to 1.2m (plain paper only), iron-on transfers, and magnetic sheets. The paper capacity is very large, with 100-sheet feedback, plus a 250-sheet front cassette, with the front cassette having a display window similar to that of an ink tank so you can easily check the paper level.
The MAXIFY GX5050 is ready to print from a desktop, laptop or smart device, via the Canon PRINT app for iOS and Android, as well as printing platforms such as AirPrint and Mopria. There are even additional User Management administrative controls that allow you to restrict printer functionality and prevent unauthorized access or operation.
Canon MAXIFY GX5050 Price
The Canon MAXIFY GX5050 will launch in the UK and Ireland, at RRP £399.99 / €449.99, although we haven’t seen stock availability yet.
There’s currently no word on whether/when the printer might be available in other regions, though if Canon does release it in the North American market, we speculate that it might launch as the ‘MAXIFY GX5020‘, as per the existing US. –Maxify GX7020 and GX6020 market model names.