Canon Pixma G1010 Printer Review

Canon Pixma G1010 Printer








Print Quality



  • Excellent Print Speed
  • One Of The Cheapest Ink Tank Printer
  • Compact Design
  • Automatic Cleaning


  • No macOS Support
  • Single Function Printer
  • No Automatic Duplex Printing
  • No Wireless Connectivity

Canon Pixma G1010 Specifications

Canon G1010 Printer Review
Canon G1010 Printer
FunctionalityPrint Only
TypeInk Tank
Cost Per Print8 Paise For B/W
21 Paise For Color
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Supported OSWindows XP or higher
Cost Per Refill
(Prints more than 8000 prints)
~2200 Rs
(CYMB*500 Rs)
Print Speed
(According to ISO Standards)
Black~8.8 Pages Per Minute
Color~5 Pages Per Minute
Power UsageLow
Ideal UserStudents
Small businesses
WarrantyCoverage of up to 1 years
ADFNot available
Noise level38~52 dB
Product LinkCheck Product Link


Canon is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the gadgetry industry. They have brought amazing gadgets with awesome technologies from time to time. Canon is one of the most popular brands in the printer world. The Canon Pixma G1010 is an ink tank printer. It is one of the cheapest ink tank printers available in the market. In this article, we are going to take a look at the Canon G1010 printer review with an in-depth view on its features and comparisons with products in the same price range.

Read Our Article about The Top Three Cheap Ink Tank Printers Available in India

Canon Pixma G1010 Vs Epson L130

Canon Pixma G1010 and Epson L130 are two printers competing in a similar price range. Both printers have their own unique qualities which makes them special in one way or another. Below I have provided a comparison table covering all the important aspects of both printers. I hope this will help you to pick the right one for your requirements.

FeaturesCanon G1010
Canon G1010 Printer Review
Epson L130

FunctionPrint OnlyPrint Only
CostCheaperBit Costlier
Number Of Prints Per Refill
(Page Yield)
6000 B/W
7000 Colour
4500 B/W
7500 Colour
Print Speed
(Pages Per Minute)
8.8 B/W
5 Colour
27 B/W
15 Colour
Ink Cost~2200 Rs~2200 Rs
Cost Per Print8 Paise Per B/W
21 Paise Per Colour
7 Paise Per B/W
18 Paise Per Colour
Ideal UserStudents
Small businesses
Small businesses
Power UsageLowLow
OS SupportWindows OnlyWindows & macOS
ADFNot AvailableNot Available
Warranty1 Year or 15000 Prints1 Year or 15000 Prints
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

Read Our Detailed Review on Epson L130 Printer

Canon Pixma G1010 Printer Review

Canon G1010 Printer Review
Courtesy Canon India

The Canon Pixma G1010 Printer comes with an in-built refill system for its ink tank. This product, however, does not have wireless connections and you will need to connect it the old way, i.e., with a USB cable.

If you are looking for wireless printers, then this is not your choice, you may try the G3000 models. This model may lack Wifi connectivity but more than makes up for it with its ingenious design, brilliant ink refill system, and many other features. Here, we will look through these features:


When it comes to design, Canon always takes into consideration the user experience to be gained from their products and the Canon Pixma G1010 Printer is no exception. With full-proof solutions to ink leakage and flexibility of use (i.e., to say the Canon Pixma G1010 Printer can be used in any work environment), it is undoubtedly one of the best-designed ink-jet printers.

Canon G1010 Dimensions Review
Canon G1010 Dimensions

User-Friendly design for less messy workstation enables the users to fulfill their printing and scanning needs efficiently. The Canon Pixma G1010 Printer has undoubtedly a brilliant design. However, it does lack wireless connectivity features, but the placement of the paper tray and the output tray is perfect.

Print & Scan Properties

Canon G1010 can print extremely well. It can provide a brilliant printing experience with an incredible print speed of about 8.8 ppm for black and about 5 ppm for colour prints. This is a very good speed when you consider printing in bulk amount. It also features manual duplex printing, i.e., printing on both sides.

When it comes to scanning the Canon Pixma G110 Printer is a bit of a letdown. It is a single function printer; this means that you can only print a document and only that. You cannot use it for your scanning and copying needs.

Ink and Related Costs

The Canon Pixma G1010 has a print resolution of 4800×1200 dpi, that too at a reasonable price. However, to some, it may seem high, nut the amount is worth it. The Canon Pixma G1010 Printer has a brilliant ink refill system, with the black coloured ink tank to the right and the coloured tanks of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow to its left. The printer opens like a car hood, and you can easily refill them. You can buy the full set of cartridges for around Rs. 2200, whereas you can buy them separately at around Rs. 520. As per ISO standards, the cost of printing is 8 paise per page (black) and 21 paise per page (colour).

Read our article about Best Ink Tank Printers In India

Noise and Temperature:-

You have to tolerate the noise of about 52 dB while working with this printer, even though the Canon Pixma G1010 Printer does have a quiet mode. The Canon Pixma G1010 Printer can operate in a temperature range of 5-40 degrees with optimum performance in a temperature range of 15-30 degrees.

Connectivity & Driver Download:-

Limited connectivity options are a major drawback of the Canon Pixma G1010 Printer. It does not have wireless connectivity. With this, you need to go old school, i.e., USB 2.0 ports; you need to connect your printer’s USB cable into a USB 2.0 port on your device.

The Canon G1010 Printer is compatible with Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. However, do not upgrade it directly from one version of your OS to another, instead, delete the previous version and then install the newer one. Upgrading directly to the latest version may lead you to lose some features of your printer. However, if you follow the longer path, there is a chance you can keep the features intact. You can download Canon G1010 Drivers from here.

Read customer reviews here

Drawbacks of the Canon Pixma G1010 Printer

The Canon Pixma G1010 Printer has some drawbacks as it has various benefits.

  • Single function ink tank printer with only printing properties;
  • No wireless connectivity, old school USB 2.0 is the only option;
  • Does not support with macOS;
  • No automatic document feeder.


So this is our Canon G1010 printer review. This Printer has various useful features as well as some drawbacks. Whether or not it is the best for you that solely depends upon your needs. For example, if wireless connectivity or printing, scanning, and copying are all equally necessary to you then this product is not for you. However, if you are looking for the features that the Canon Pixma G1010 Printer highlights, like cheap initial cost and high-speed printing then it is obviously the best choice for you.


John M

I love computer devices of all kinds! I am particularly interested in productivity devices such as printers. I remember my first printer back in 2008, which was an awesome experience for me. I learned a lot of things after that experience. I intend to share my experience through this blog. That way I can make others understand the nuances and help them to make the right purchase decision.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Yohan

    I’m using canon printers for past 10 years. but this is the first time I got really disappointed with a product (G1010). I bought G1010 printer today and it is not compatible with mac os. I can’t believe this. Even the seller didn’t inform and they were not aware. Previously I used G1000 printer for mac book. After 4 years new release printer doesn’t support max os. And there’s no driver. There are so many people who use mac OS.

    1. John M

      Hi Yohan, I am sorry to hear about your bad experience with Canon g1010. Most of the Indian printers have some issues with macOS, I guess it has something to do with the low user population in our country.

      I suggest people with macOS devices call directly to the Canon Marketing team and ask whether it will support your current OS version. I believe this is a better option. And don’t forget to record the call, in case they refuse to refund your payment you can use that recording.

      Anyway thanks for sharing your opinion.

  2. Kassa

    please upgrade

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