Canon MG6320 printer review: Inexpensive Pixma all-in-one produces superior photo prints for its class


posted Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM EDT


If you haven't used an all-in-one inkjet photo printer lately, you may be pleasantly surprised by the sleek and efficient Canon MG6320, which produces superior photo prints for a device in its class. The MG6320's stylish, slimmed down design won't take up much space in your office or studio but, at the same time, it's packed with features for handling many of your basic office and printing needs -- including wireless connectivity.

Getting the Pixma MG6320 up and running is a snap, thanks to its lightweight build and compact design. Canon's simple and clearly illustrated directions all but eliminate the typical installation frustrations. Printing novices will like that the MG6320 is very easy to use overall, with a straightforward menu system that lets you quickly choose between copying, scanning and printing.

The MG6320's excellent 6-ink color system employs individual ink tanks, so if one color runs out you won't need to replace the whole set. The 6-ink system also drives the quality of the printer's color and black-and-white photo prints. Our test prints were on par with some older professional printers we've tried -- and much better than most typical all-in-ones.

On the downside, however, the MG6320's plastic build feels a bit flimsy, and we worried about the durability of some of its accessories, particularly the paper trays. It's also not the ideal device for large prints jobs, fitting only 125 sheets of paper for documents, and only 25 sheets of photo paper for 4 x 6- and 5 x 7-inch prints. Prints speeds overall were slow, and the MG6320 slogged through our letter-sized black-and-white photo prints, taking more than 5 minutes to produce each one.

Based on such pros and cons, can we recommend this all-in-one photo printer? Read our in-depth Canon MG6320 review to find out!