The Canon PIXMA iP5300 digital photo printer is regarded as the best in class for high quality photo prints. Encompassing hi-tech features; the printer is well suited for professional photographers.

Printer Design

The PIXMA iP5300 has energy Star complaint thus making it Eco Friendly. The printer has DVD/CD printing option. It consists of two paper trays. The stylish printer is greatly congruent at any desk space.

Canon PIXMA iP5300 Inkjet Photo Printer

Printing technology

The Printing technology is based on Inkjet Technology. By virtue of the ink jet printing, the user can be sure of quality prints. Canon has re-engineered the technology a bit with some acceleration such as Chromalife100. The Chromolife 100+ is defined to give a greater longevity of the prints. Three points of Chromolife 100+ attributes to the strong foundation of print speed and quality. One of the foremost points, the Fine print head – refers to large number of closely packed microscopic nozzles speeds up the printing process. The nozzles are tightly packed by means of process called as photolithography. The closely packed arrangement of the nozzles triggers the print resolution (due to the fewer pass) up to 9600x2400dpi. The second and third aspect of the Chromolife 100+ is highly user dependent as it is based on the usage of genuine Canon Inks and papers. The consumables are so researched and manufactured by Canon to meet the demands of the Canon Printers. Hence the users should be aware of counterfeit Canon consumables and restrict using only Canon’s products.

Defined by Canon as “High performance Premium Photo Printer”, the PIXMA iP5300 Inkjet Photo Printer offers attractive features to stay true to the aforesaid statement. The features are described below;

Print Speed

The Print Speed in the maximum printer setting varies from 31 pages per minute for mono and 24 pages per minute for colour prints. The rapid print speed as stated earlier is contributed b the FINE print head technology.

Print quality

The print quality is stunning by creating true colours which will mesmerise the users. Besides the printing technology, the contrast plus adds to the beauty of the prints. The Contrast plus features an additional dye based black ink that accentuates the depth and colour contrast as required in each picture.

User Interface

The Canon Photo Printer is structured to support printing directly from Pict bridge compatible digital cameras and camcorders.


Make unlimited use of the Canon’s printer software’s viz- Easy photo print to print superb digital photos, users can create professional looking albums with Photo Record software. Easy Web print software will eliminate the fear of losing page edges and creates perfect web printouts. The CD label print will alleviate the prints outlook given from CD/ DVD.

The Canon Pixma iP5300 Colour Photo Printer is portable and economical in its own way. The replacement of only exhausted inks adds to the economical value of the printer. The high performance is surely met with the PIXMA iP 5300 as immense research is carried so as to deliver prints that exceed expectations.

You can also check other Inkjet Photo Printers, Colour Photo Printer Reviews in their respective sections in our website.

Canon PIXMA iP5300 Inkjet Printer – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer Canon

Model Name Pixma iP5300
Colour / Monochrome Colour
Colour/Finish White
Printer Type Professional Photo Printer
Printing technology Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi InkJet 4-ink with minimum 2 pl
Micro-Nozzles & FINE print head
Print size A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10),
10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm (Wide), 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm,
Credit Card (54 x 86mm), A4, B5, Letter
Print Speed Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 47 seconds (Standard)
Print Method Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge
compliant digital cameras & camcorders.
User Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Compatible OS Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint EX,
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Power consumption Standby: Approx. 0.8W, Printing: Approx 11W