Canon Pixma MG6320 Review

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The Pixma MG6320 from Canon is a feature-rich all-in-one with excellent print, copy, and scan quality. Its color accuracy is especially sharp.

Canon Pixma MG6320 reviews laud this model as a feature-rich machine that produces sharp text and great-looking photos. It performs well overall, says an expert from PC World, although the inks are more expensive than the cartridges for other budget printers. The Pixma MG6320 (starting at $70, Amazon) has six inkwells, including one for "photo black" and one for "photo gray," which improves the quality of printed photos. The PC World reviewer observes that graphics printed on generic, plain paper tend to look a bit too orange, but when printed on Canon's own paper, the colors look accurate and graphics are crisp. That's not surprising, because manufacturers formulate their ink and paper to be used together.

This machine makes printed text look sharp and dark, according to PC World's Canon Pixma MG6320 review, and copies and scans look as good as printed output. The manufacturer lists a maximum color print speed of 10 pages per minute and a plain-text speed of up to 15 ppm. PC World timed the print speed at about 8.4 ppm for monochrome pages under the site's testing conditions, which is faster than average. Photo speed was about average for most printers of this class, at 2.7 ppm.

A Digital Trends reviewer, like the one from PC World, found that the Pixma MG6320 produces very accurate colors using Canon-brand paper, but the colors look dull using other brands of paper. This reviewer likes the intuitive color touchscreen, which measures 3.5 inches and is considered very large for a budget printer. The Digital Trends expert also appreciates that users can make two-sided copies with this machine and print up to 99 pages at once.

The Canon Pixma MG6320 supports several common paper formats and prints on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. It has a maximum color resolution of 9,600 x 2,400 dots per inch. This Wi-Fi printer also works with online services such as Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. Users can connect to this all-in-one using an Ethernet connection or its USB port, as well. The Canon Pixma MG6320 can read from and scan to a variety of memory cards. The input tray holds up to 125 sheets of regular paper, and there's a separate 20-sheet tray for photo paper.

The main drawbacks of the Canon Pixma MG6320 are its ink costs and its reliance on Canon-brand paper for truly accurate colors. However, there is much more to like. Output quality is excellent and the printer includes a lot of nice features, such as the sizeable touchscreen, which makes navigating the interface a cinch.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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