Canon creative park and PIXMA TS8340 review

We entered lock-down with the arrival of the Canon Pixma TS8340 and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  Two months later and it’s time for the Canon Creative Park app and PIXMA TS8340 review. The Canon Pixma TS8340 is a home printer.  Seamless connectivity from a premium multi-functional device for high-quality photo printing. It also includes a host of versatile media options makes the TS8340 ideal for creative homes; home-schoolers and photo enthusiasts.

Pixma T8340

Canon Pixma TS8340 Printer Review

The Canon Pixma TS8340 is a compact, all-in-one inkjet that is best suited for creative homes; homeschoolers and photo enthusiasts.  It has an SD card slot on its front bottom left panel, can print on specially coated CD/DVD discs and offers two paper trays so you can keep plain as well as photo paper loaded.

Multi-pack cartridges

Canon Pixma TS8340 Printer – Canon South Africa

Canon’s Pixma TS8340 is equipped with a complete range of colours.  Six individual ink cartridges include a blue ink cartridge in addition to two black inks and the traditional cyan, magenta and yellow.

Design & Specifications

  • 6 single inks
  • Photo Blue, FINE technology, ChromaLife100 ink system and optional XL inks
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Memory card compatibility
  • Print photos stored on SD cards
  • Printable nail stickers
  • Multipurpose tray
  • Flexible media handling
  • Rear feed for diverse media and multipurpose tray for nail stickers and disc printing
  • Automatic function
  • Auto tilt panel, auto expandable output, auto 2-sided printing and auto paper width detection
  • 10.8 cm colour touchscreen with a user-friendly interface
  • Borderless photo printing in 17 seconds

Pros & Cons


  • Excellent print quality.
  • Wireless connectivity.
  • Compatible with smart home devices.
  • Multipurpose tray for printing on custom media and optical discs.
  • Two paper input trays.
  • User friendly


  • Lacks automatic document feeder.
  • High cost per page.

Canon Creative Park Review

Canon’s Creative Park is a free content service offering a variety of printable crafts, including scrapbooking templates, greeting cards, calendars and so much more. The super simple website has been a fantastic way to keep the kids busy especially during lock-down.  Here are some of the creative projects found in the Canon Creative Park.

We have also successfully managed homeschool assignments and tasks by making us of the Creative Park app, making homeschooling a breeze.

My final verdict

I love the fact that the Canon Pixma TS8340 is incredibly compact.  The sleek design is perfect for small work areas and spaces at home.  The Canon Pixma TS8340 combines excellent six-ink photo and graphics output.  Despite the high cost to page, I will happily recommend the TS8340 based on the level of convenience features.  The Canon print and scan app is user friendly and incredibly convenient, making it a great family and home all-in-one inkjet.

The Creative Park is also an app and who doesn’t love an app?  Both the website and app are extremely user friendly.  It probably is hands down the most advanced collection of creative printer resources available. 

I love the fact that the inkjet and as well as Creative Park are exceptionally user friendly from set-up, to production of the final print product. The Canon Creative Park and Pixma TS8340 are worth looking into to help support your home printing creativity and needs.

DISCLAIMER : This is a sponsored post and the Canon Pixma TS8340 was given to me to test and try in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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