The Canon PIXMA TS5340a takes things even further, giving you a boost in productivity. It features Wi-Fi connectivity and is directly compatible with Apple AirPrint, Mopria™ for Android and Canon's own PIXMA Cloud Link. It also includes a higher-resolution scanner that enables ultra-fine detail to be captured and copied when scanning documents or photos and other images. It's faster too, outputting mono A4 documents at up to 13 ipm and colour ones at up to 6.8 ipm. It can also produce borderless glossy photo prints up to A4 in size, and output borderless 10x15cm photos in just 43 seconds.
The PIXMA TS5340a features both a front-loading A4 cassette and a rear paper feed tray which can accept different sizes of paper up to A4. It's a really useful feature if you want to print artwork and photos as well as documents, as you can use the front cassette for plain paper and insert specialist media or photo paper into the rear tray, as and when you need it. Another bonus for both money-saving and eco-friendliness is that the printer includes an auto-duplex facility, for automatically printing double-sided documents without you needing to flip the pages manually.
The compact Canon PIXMA TS7640i printer is another affordable option for students. It's fast, outputting mono and colour pages at 15 ipm and 10 ipm respectively, and the pigment-based black ink is also less likely to smudge on plain paper – a major advantage when using highlighter pens for revising.
The PIXMA TS7640i is simple to set up, thanks to an intuitive interface based around a tilting colour screen. It's well connected, with quick and easy pairing to iOS devices over Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for passwords. You can also connect via Wi-Fi Direct on iOS and Android devices, courtesy of a QR code displayed on the printer's screen.
As with the PIXMA TS5340a, a separate internal paper cassette and rear input tray allow for loading plain paper and photo paper simultaneously. There is also a slightly taller PIXMA TS7740i version that features a built-in 35-sheet ADF (Auto Document Feeder), which can be a real timesaver when scanning or copying multi-sheet documents.