Canon Pixma Mg2522 Review

Canon Pixma Mg2522 Review

Written by Sophie Robertson, In Gadgets, Published On
June 11, 2023

The Canon PIXMA MG2522 is a cheap all-in-one inkjet printer from the PIXMA MG2500 line. It has a scanner but no automatic document reader, and it uses a two-cartridge system with one black and one tri-colour ink cartridge. It doesn’t have wireless connectivity, so you can only use it with a Windows or Mac computer through a USB link. The PIXMA MG2500 series has a lot of different models with different model numbers. The model number changes based on where you live and what colour you want. In North America, you can get the Canon PIXMA MG2525, which is a black version. The Canon PIXMA MG2540 is the name of this printer in Europe.

Canon Pixma Mg2522 Specs

Number of Nozzles Total: 1,280
Picoliter Size (color) 2 and 5 Picoliters
Paper Sizes 4 x 6, 5 x 7, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Scanner Type Flatbed
Scanning Element Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Color Depth 48-bit Internal / 24-bit External
Max. Document Size 8.5 x 11.7
Output Tray Capacity Rear Paper Tray
Standard Interface Hi-Speed USB
Warranty 1 Year


  • Great colour reproduction.
  • Does a good job with small features.
  • Makes black-and-white and colour papers of good quality.
  • Prints up to 8.5″ x 11″ on glossy picture paper.
  • Costs per print aren’t too high.


  • No automatic paper feeder or duplex scanning.
  • Slow pace for printing.
  • Needs a lot of care and upkeep.

Build Quality

Canon Pixma Mg2522

The Canon PIXMA MG2522 doesn’t feel well made. It is made of cheap-feeling plastic, and the output tray and scanner lid are both easy to bend. Paper jams and changing the ink refills can be hard because you can only do them through the front panel above the output tray, which doesn’t have much space. To fully open the panel, you have to push the output tray back, and the printer has to be on when you change the cartridges.

There is no edge around the output tray to keep sheets from falling off. On the plus side, the scanner has a foam back that evens out sheets that aren’t perfectly flat, and the hinges on the lid can be stretched out to fit thicker things like textbooks. The power cord can be taken off, which makes it easy to replace if it breaks.

Cartridges for ink

Canon Pixma Mg2522

The ink cartridges only let you print a small number of pages, so you’ll have to buy new ones often. The printer comes with a black ink cartridge (PG-243) and a colour ink cartridge (CL-244). The black cartridge has 5.6 ml of ink and the colour cartridge has 6.2 ml. The printer also works with the standard and XL sizes of the PG-245 and CL-246 cartridges. The standard PG-245 has 8 ml of black ink, and the CL-246 has 9 ml of colour ink. The XL PG-245 has 12 ml of black ink, and the XL CL-246 has 13 ml of colour ink. We used the regular PG-245 and CL-246 cartridges to test the yield. The printer can use ink cartridges made by someone other than the maker, but doing so may void the warranty.

Quality of Scan

Canon Pixma Mg2522

The Canon MG2522 can scan in a good way. The scanner picks up colours well and adds a little bit of contrast to make it easy to read black text. But the white writing on a red background is harder to read, and some of the finer details, like the lines in the graphs, are hard to make out.


Canon Pixma Mg2522

There is a great deal of upkeep involved with the Canon PIXMA MG2522. The printheads can become clogged if the printer is not used for a long time, as is the case with most inkjet printers. Clogging problems can be fixed with the use of the automatic printhead cleaning feature. Printhead cleaning, printhead alignment, nozzle check, cleaning of the bottom plate, and cleaning of the rollers are only some of the included maintenance features.

The printheads are contained within the cartridges, which is convenient in case you are unable to clear the clog using the in-built tools. The ink cartridges don’t last long, thus frequent replacement is required. The paper tray can only store 60 pages, so you’ll have to keep restocking it. As indicated in the construction section, the cartridges and paper jams are only accessible through the front panel, which may be difficult for those with large hands.


Canon Pixma Mg2522

You can print from page to page with the help of the Canon PIXMA MG2522 Wired All-in-One Colour Inkjet Printer. After trying it, we think this is a simple printer for home use. The Canon colour inkjet printer can even use XL ink cartridges, so you don’t have to buy new ones as often. This makes it easy to print papers and saves you time. This all-in-one colour inkjet printer is small enough to fit on a desk and light enough to move around if needed. It can print, copy, and scan papers. It can be used in offices, dorms, homes, and many other places.


The Canon PIXMA MG2522 is good enough for use in a family. It prints documents and pictures that are clear and true to colour, and the cost per print isn’t too high. But it takes a long time to print, and its small input tray means you’ll have to fill it up often when you need to print a lot. It doesn’t have a wireless connection, so you can only use a USB cable to connect to the printer. The scanner can make scans of good quality, but it doesn’t have an ADF, so it will take a lot longer to scan documents with more than one page.

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