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Canon Pixma G3411 vs Epson L3060: Which All-in-One Inkjet Printers are Better?

One of the biggest complaints about printers, in general, is the cost of ink. This is truer today when many brands have blocked the use of non-genuine cartridges. Tank printers are an ideal solution for those who require high-yield printing.

We are going to compare two all-in-one tank printers, the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060. We will look at their design, printing speeds and quality, and what’s included. There will be a comparison chart for a quick overview and some pros and cons to help decide which is the better printer.

Canon Pixma G3411 vs Epson L3060

We will start with the few similarities the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060 have.

Canon Pixma G3411 vs Epson L3060 – Similarities

Quick Glance

The comparison chart has all the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060 features.

 

Canon Pixma G3411

Epson L3060

Image Canon PIXMA G3411 Epson L3060
Size 12.9 x 17.5 x 6.4 inches 11.9 x 17.5 x 6.6 inches
Weight 13.9lbs 10.8lbs
Functions Print, copy, scan Print, copy, scan
Display 1.2-inch mono segment LCD N/A
Ink 4 tanks, FINE Technology 4 tanks, Micro Piezo printhead
Ink Yield 6000 pages black, 7000 with color, 2000 photos 4500 with black, 7500 with color
Maximum Print Size A4 A4
Print Speeds 4 x 6 in 60 seconds, black and white- 8.8 ipm, color- 5 ipm 4 x 6 in 69 seconds, black and white- 10 ipm, color- 5 ipm
Paper Tray Capacity 100 sheets 100 sheets or 20 photo sheets
Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi 5760 x 1440 dpi
Borderless Printing Yes Yes
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Canon PRINT app, PIXMA Cloud link, Mopria, Google Cloud Print, Hi-speed USB Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Epson Connect, Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, USB
What’s Included 5 high yield ink bottles, power cord, setup CD-ROM, documentation 4 ink bottles plus 2 extra black ink bottles, power cable, setup guide, software CD
Price

Functions

The Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060 are multifunction printers with the option to print, copy and scan.

Maximum Print Size

You can print on a range of paper sizes from 4 x 6 photos to envelopes. The maximum print size with the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060 is A4, and you can choose borderless printing.

Paper Tray Capacity

The paper trays with the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060 can hold up to 100 sheets of plain paper. The Canon Pixma is advertised to hold 20 sheets of photo paper, we would assume the Epson L3060 is the same.

Next, we will go over the specifications that differ between the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060.

Differences Between Canon Pixma G3411 and Epson L3060

Appearance

Although they are both black, the two printers look very different.

Canon Pixma G3411

The printer is 12.9 x 17.5 x 6.4 inches. It weighs 13.9 pounds. There is a small, 1.2-inch mono segment LCD display and it’s great that you can see the tanks to monitor the ink levels.

Epson L3060

This printer is a little smaller at 11.9 x 17.5 x 6.6 inches and weighs just 10.8 pounds. The touchscreen panel looks nice; however, there is no LCD display.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Ink

The printers have 4 ink tanks, black, cyan, yellow, and magenta. The technology is different.

Epson L3060 EcoTank L3060

Canon Pixma G3411

Canon FINE Technology means the tanks have mechanical printheads built into them instead of in the printer. The nozzle engineering is also superior.

Epson L3060

The piezo crystals used in the Micro Piezo printhead allow for the most consistent ink droplets.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Ink Yield

The main advantages of these printers are the high ink yield.

Canon PIXMA G3411 comparison

Canon Pixma G3411

The black ink bottle will print up to 6000 pages and the color bottles up to 7000. You can print up to 2000 photos with the ink bottles.

Epson L3060

The black ink bottle will print up to 4500 pages and the color, up to 7500.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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Printing Speeds

When you are printing multiple documents and/or images, the difference in speed will be noticed.

Epson L3060 review

Canon Pixma G3411

It takes approximately 60 seconds to print a 4 x 6-inch photo. You can create 8.8 images per minute (ipm) in black and white and 5 ipm in color.

Epson L3060

A 4 x 6 photo will take a little longer at 69 seconds. Black and whites are approximately 10 ipm and color the same at 5 ipm.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Resolution

The resolution can be set depending on the type of file you are printing and is measured in dots per inch or dpi.

Canon PIXMA G3411 review

Canon Pixma G3411

The resolution is way above average at 4800 x 1200 dpi.

Epson L3060

The resolution is even higher at 5760 x 1440 dpi.

The Winner Is- The Epson L3060

Connectivity

One has a few more options but the main difference will be the brands’ software.

Epson L3060 review

Canon Pixma G3411

You can connect via Wi-Fi, the Canon PRINT app, PIXMA Cloud link, Mopria, Google Cloud Print and hi-speed USB. The printer will run on Windows and Android but only Apple iOS.

Epson L3060

You can print using Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, Epson Connect, Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, and USB. It is compatible with Windows and Mac.

The Winner Is- The Epson L3060

What’s Included

You have everything you need to get started with both printers.

Canon Pixma G3411

There are 5 high yield ink bottles, a power cord, a setup CD-ROM, and the documentation.

Epson L3060

In the box, there are 4 ink bottles and an additional 2 blank ink bottles. There is also a power cable, a setup guide, and the software CD.

The Winner Is- The Epson L3060

Pros and Cons

Finally, we will add some pros and cons of the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060.

Canon Pixma G3411

Pros

  • Very economical in terms of ink use
  • Quality prints, especially photos
  • It’s quiet

Cons:

  • You can’t print from Mac computers or laptops

Epson L3060

Pros:

  • It’s super quiet
  • It’s easy to use
  • Very generous with the included ink

Cons:

  • A display would be useful

The Final Verdict

While there are many similarities between the Canon Pixma G3411 and the Epson L3060, there is still a clear winner, the Epson L3060. There is enough ink with the Epson L3060 to last approximately 2 years with average use. It’s also a little smaller, has a higher printing resolution and it’s slightly unforgivable that Canon can produce a printer that isn’t compatible with Mac OS!


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