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For those seeking the best printers for personal use, with an emphasis on printing high-quality photos, the Canon Pixma MG6320 makes quite the argument. Instead of a four-ink cartridge system, the MG6320 uses a six-ink cartridge system. With the addition of photo grey and photo black, color photos get a huge boost in sharpness and quality.
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The Canon Pixma MG6320 hits all the right marks as an all-in-one printer but does even better when printing photos. For other great photo printer options, check out our review of the Brother MFC-J895DW or our guide on the top all-in-one photo printers.
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The performance of the Canon Pixma MG6320 often flipped back and forth depending on the printing job we gave it. When it came to general use—printing legal documents and so on—printing quality was average, at best. It wasn’t until we fed it Canon photo paper that we saw the true power of the Canon Pixma MG6320 because the photo quality was superb, completely outshining the HP OfficeJet 5255. If you need high-quality photos, this could be a dedicated photo printer.
The Canon printer prints at about 13 pages per minute in black and 10 in color, which is similar to the costs of the Brother Inkjet Printer. As far as print speed is consider, that’s fine for personal use. Additionally, the Canon Pixma MG6320 Wireless InkJet Photo and Document Printer has Wi-Fi capabilities, opening it up for wireless printing with Google’s Cloud Print and Apple’s own AirPrint.
The Canon Pixma MG6320 is rather large, with dimensions 14.6 x 18.4 x 5.9 inches. Just below the 3.5-inch color touch screen, you’ll locate the scanner under a pull-up lid. Slots are available to insert memory cards.
The MG6320 also comes with two paper trays, with one better suited for letters and legal papers. The trays have a capacity of 125, which is perfect for personal use. If you need two-sided printing, duplex printing is available, which is lacking in the HP OfficeJet 3830. Under the hood is an ink tank that can hold six ink cartridges.
The value of the Canon Pixma MG6320 teeters between okay and really good. Its value comes out of purpose. What do you want out of the Canon Pixma MG6320? Do you want a photo printer? The Canon Pixma MG6320’s photo printing is superb. Do you want an all-purpose printer? It’s more than capable. Are you running a small business? Then the Brother HL-L2300D would be better suited.
Unfortunately, ink can be expensive if you’re using the printer often. Part of the reason is two additional ink slots. A typical four-ink system would cost, on average, 16 cents per page. With extra ink slots thrown in, the cost per page can reach 19 cents. On the bright side, ink cartridges rarely have to be replaced if you use them sparingly. If you are really after value with your printing, you may want to check out one of the printers that use a tank instead of a cartridge for ink, like the Canon Pixma G6020.
The Canon Pixma MG6320 provides the perfect answer for an all-in-one printer that can handle day-to-day tasks. However, it excels in its ability to print photos with superb quality. Sure, ink can be expensive, but this is Canon we’re talking about—you know you’ll always get quality. If it’s used when necessary, the cost won’t be an issue.