The pace of scanning helped the printer to put in a fast performance when it came to copying. It produced an excellent copy of our test page in just 13 seconds.
Print speed, quality and cost
The Pixma MG5350 shows a decent lick of pace when it comes to print speed. It pumped out our 10-page black and white text document in 1 minute and 1 second, which is very quick for an inkjet model.
With duplex printing enabled, it delivered the same document in 3 minutes and 7 seconds. The printer was similarly speedy when it came to our 10-page business and graphics test documents. The former was completed in 2 minutes and 10 seconds, while the later took just 2 minutes and 51 seconds. It didn't hang about when it came to photo printing either, completing our 4x6-inch snap in just 35 seconds.
This model produces some of the sharpest text that we've seen from an inkjet model. Its graphics and image performance was also top notch. Colours were warm and natural looking while detailing was crisp and refined. It also did an excellent job with photo printing, producing fantastic-looking snaps.
The printer uses Canon's five-ink engine rather than the six-ink variant found on the company's high-end models, such as the MG6250, which has an extra grey ink to help with contrast in black and white photos.
Print costs are middling; it's neither extremely expensive nor as cheap to run as Kodak's models. A black and white page costs around 3.4p to print, while a colour page works out at around 8p.
The Pixma MG5350 is an easy model to like. It offers most of the features that the average person is going to need from a printer, but at the same time it delivers documents with crisp text and brilliant colours.
Photo printing is top notch and when it comes to speed it's among the fastest on the market. Running costs may not be the cheapest, but speed and quality go a long way towards making up for this.