Canon Pixma MG6320 Review

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Canon continues to produce high quality home all-in-one printers with the addition of the Pixma MG6320 inkjet printer. This affordable and incredibly easy to use printer features WiFi and ethernet capabilities to handle all of the printing in your home from one location. It uses 6, Chromalife 100+ ink cartridges, including a gray cartridge for enhanced color tones and black and white images. Its 1 Picoliter technology allows the MG6320 to produce incredibly high quality images with a maximum resolution of 9600x2400 dpi (dots per inch). Even with this high resolution, the printer can pump out a 4x6 borderless photo in approx 20 seconds. 

Controlling the MG6320 is incredibly easy thanks to the great touch screen operation that Canon has implemented. With just a touch or a swipe, you have complete control. Since there are no actual buttons, the only controls that you have access to are the ones that are needed for what you are working on, reducing confusion and streamlining the printers operation. It also features two paper trays, allowing you to keep regular and photo paper loaded at the same time. The MG6320 also features Auto Duplex Printing, which prints to both sides of the paper, cutting your paper usage in half. 

Canon has taken the wireless printing features to a new level, as the MG6320 works with WiFi, PictBridge WLAN, Goolge Cloud Print, Pixma Cloud Link, Canon Easy PhotoPrint, and Apple AirPrint, which almost makes your computer obsolete when it comes to quickly printing photos. These features allow you to connect directly from almost any smartphone, tablet or some Canon digital cameras without using cables. Some of these features like the Google Cloud link will require you to set up an account for this service. Directly inserting your memory cards into the front of the printer is another way to quickly select and print images quickly. If you do plan on using a computer, Canon has included their new "My Image Garden" software to help you organize and print your images in fun, easy and creative ways.


Features:
  • 1pl technology
  • 6 individual ink cartridges
  • 9600 dpi max resolution
  • Auto Duplex Printing
  • Intelligent touch system
  • CD/DVD printing
  • Air Print
  • Google and Pixma Cloud Printing
  • Mobile Device Printing
  • AirPrint
  • 3.5-inch Touch LCD
  • WiFi
  • Energy Star
  • Ethernet Wired LAN
  • My Image Garden Software
  • Approx 21 second 4x6 photo print
  • ChromaLife 100+ ink
  • Hi-Speed USB

In the Box:
  • PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One
  • CD/DVD Printing Tray
  • Manuals and other documents
  • Matte Photo Paper (For Automatic Print Head Alignment)
  • Setup CD-ROM
  • Setup Ink Tanks
  • Power Cord
The Canon Pixma MG6320 is available now with a MSRP of US $199.99.


Mechanics & Performance

The very stylish and somewhat bulky MG6320 features smooth lines and a shiny black finish that will look great in any office or computer room. While it is big, its wireless capabilities allow you keep it out of the way and print from anywhere in the house. The two paper trays allow you to keep both photo and plain paper loaded and ready to go all the time. It's snap edge feature allows you to lift a small section on the front of the printer to access and change the ink cartridges. 

Setting up the printer wirelessly was incredibly easy with the included instructions. They walk you through the entire printer setup step by step. Complete with a diagram for each step, they are easy enough for anyone to follow. Once the printer is set up with ink and paper, you can connect to your household wireless network and then connect your computer just by searching for it. If you want all of the special software loaded on the computer, just insert the setup disk and it will walk you through the setup and driver installation (Windows 7 and up will automatically download the drivers if you do not use the CD).


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Dual paper trays on the bottom of the printer allow you to keep two sets of paper in the printer and ready to go. The bottom tray will handle plain paper, up to legal size, and can hold up to 125 sheets of lightweight plain paper. The top tray is a little smaller, handling sheets up to 5x7. The adjusters on the tray snap into each position for easy changeovers. This tray does not hold near as many sheets, especially when loaded with good quality photo paper, so it will need refilled more often. The bottom tray can also be set for smaller paper, so you may want to use that one if you planning on printing a large number of photos. Underneath the top tray you find the CD/DVD tray that snaps into place. To use it, you have to take out the tray and pop it off, then follow the loading instructions to run it through the printer. 



Printer Controls

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The printer's user interface does not include any actual buttons that you can push. When the printer if off, everything that you see above will disappear. There are a few touch-sensitive buttons around the 3.5-inch touch LCD screen, but the entire menu system will show up on the screen. The great thing about this screen is that it is very easy to touch and swipe, making control very easy. The intuitive menu system only gives you options and settings that are appropriate for what you are doing. This helps streamline operation and keeps things simple.  


Print From Memory Cards

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Printing directly from the memory card is also simple. The MG6320 is capable of reading SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompatFlash, MicroDrive, Memory Stick Duo and Pro Duo cards. There is also an available adapter that can allow several other types of cards to be connected as well. Your images and basic settings will show up on the LCD screen. Here you change quality, border/borderless, red-eye fix and auto picture correction settings for each image. You can also select a number of images and sizes to be printed for each image on the memory card, so you can set up what you want, then walk away and the printer will take care of the rest. 




Flat Bed Image Scanner


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On top of the printer is the flatbed scanner. This is used to scan images and documents to your computer or just to make black & white or color copies. It's high quality 2400x4800 dpi optical resolution is great for scanning images and important documents. There is an auto scan mode that will determine the type of document you have and choose appropriate settings. Other settings include Attach to Email Scan, Network Scan, Scan to Memory Card and Wireless Scan.