There are a lot of duplex printers available in the $400 price range, so finding the best duplex printer is pretty hard. The Canon TS6120 is actually pretty good at duplexing, and it is the best printer for heat transfers as well. And its high print resolution also helps it to become the best printer in this category.
Related: In case you want to try a different device, read the Canon Selphy CP1300 review
Why We Like It – Canon TS6120
The Canon Pixma TS6120 wireless inkjet printer is one of the best inkjet printers you can purchase at $400. It’s a perfect fit for a home office or for photo printing. You can also print from your mobile devices using the Canon Print app. For another good photo printer, check out our Canon PIXMA TS8320 review or the Canon PIXMA MG3620 review.
- Five-color ink tank (individual)
- Support for both Apple Air Print and Google Cloud Print
- Effortless borderless photo printing
- No remote turn-on functionality
Related: Have a look at the Canon TS9521C Wireless Crafting Printer review
Canon doesn’t really advertise the print speed anywhere, not even in the product information. So it should be evident that the print speed isn’t that great. But that’s fine, as it isn’t really made for tackling high-volume printing jobs. If you need a high print speed, you should rather go for the Brother HL-L2350DW.
This Canon printer has five individual ink type systems (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Pigment Black Ink), so the color accuracy and quality are bound to be good. And on top of that, you get to select up to 4800 x 1200 DPI print resolution. It’s perfect for printing on glossy photo paper. Just make sure to use compatible Canon ink cartridges in order to get the best results, not third-party ink cartridges. Also, you should have the latest printer driver installed, which goes without saying. You can select up to 2400 x 1200 DPI in the optical scan utility.
This wireless printer isn’t that great when it comes to ink efficiency. Granted, it has a five individual ink system inbuilt, as we said before. If, for example, the black ink tank runs out, you can simply replace the black ink tank itself. Still, it consumes just a bit too much ink for our liking. Even the much cheaper Brother MFC-J880DW is more ink efficient than this Canon printer.
It has support for many different operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and the older mac OS X. And with the wireless network option being Wi-Fi, you can perform mobile device printing on it. You should be good to go by installing the Canon Print app on your Android or iOS device. Support for both Apple AirPrint & Google Cloud Print is also pretty nice to have bonus additions.
You get a one-year limited warranty from Canon in the United States if you buy this printer. So overall, it is a pretty good value-for-money printer for everyone who doesn’t need high print speed. However, if you are still not satisfied with all the given features, just get the Epson WorkForce WF-3540 instead.
Canon TS6120 Wrap Up
The Canon TS6120 comes with a fairly reasonable price tag for its print quality and features. If you need a printer for casual workloads, you won’t be disappointed by it.