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Canon Pixma MG6350 review

Canon updates its high-end printer

Our Verdict

For

  • Stellar print quality
  • Elegant touchscreen interface
  • Two paper trays
  • Looks great

Against

  • Bit pricey
  • Paper trays a little small
  • Touchscreen could be bigger
  • Noisy

Canon's home and small office inkjet printers have long led the field in print quality, but had fallen behind in terms of user interface. The new Canon Pixma MG6350, an update to 2011's Canon Pixma MG6250, sees the Canon range back on track, with elegant touchscreen controls heading a list of improvements in several key areas, though it's not without its drawbacks, too.

The Canon Pixma MG6350 is more stylish than its predecessor. At 8.4kg (18.5lbs) it's a little lighter, and at 466 x 369 x 148mm (18.3 x 14.5 x 5.8 inches), it's a tad smaller too, most notably in height.

With its six-tank print system, it's aimed at home users who need to print to a very high standard, such as graphic designers or photography enthusiasts. Yet with a full price of £169 (around AU$256/US$265), it's well within the reach of most home users.

Canon Pixma MG6350 review

Unlike its stablemate the Canon Pixma MX895, it's not specifically targeted at the home office user. If you're looking for a multi-function printer with a fax facility, an automatic document feeder and Duplex scanning, the MX895 better fits your needs, though the MG6350 has disc printing, which the MX895 lacks.

If you're looking for a shared inkjet all-in-one printer to use in a small office environment, an HP Officejet might be more suitable. The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus is very fast, has a sturdy build quality and can print from any device capable of sending it an email, but it has only one paper tray and it doesn't print onto discs.

The Canon Pixma MG6350 can print to a maximum of A4 (roughly US letter) size paper. If you need to print in A3 (16.5 x 11.7 inches) occasionally, the Brother MFC-J4510DW's innovative landscape printing system means you can print in A3 from a printer that's no larger than most A4 printers.

Canon Pixma MG6350 review

If you don't need the ultra high quality printing and high-end features afforded by the Canon Pixma MG6350 and are looking for something cheaper (both to buy and to run), there's the Kodak ESP 1.2.

Kodak doesn't subsidise its printer costs by charging more for replacement inks, so they're cheaper to run than other brands'. You can buy an ESP 1.2 for about £50-£60 if you shop around, and although Kodak has discontinued its printer range, it still produces its very affordable range of inks.

But if you're looking for high quality printing, twin paper trays, automatic Duplex, a great touchscreen interface, comprehensive connectivity, mobile printing options and printing onto optical discs, the Canon Pixma MG6350 might be just what you need.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed21 Second
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity145 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
ISO Color Copy Speed (ipm)7.7
ISO Color Print Speed (ipm)10
ISO Mono Print Speed (ipm)15
Product FamilyPIXMA MG
Maximum Print Resolution9600 x 2400 dpi
Brand NameCanon
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, Letter, A5, B5, Legal, DL Envelope, Com10 Envelope, A4 - 210.82 mm x 297.18 mm, Letter - 215.90 mm x 279.40 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, A5 - 147.32 mm x 210.82 mm, B5 - 175.26 mm x 248.92 mm, Legal - 215.90 mm x 355.60 mm, DL Envelope - 109.22 mm x 219.96 mm, Com10 Envelope - 121.92 mm x 241.30 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto/Disc Print
Optical Resolution2400 dpi
TouchscreenYes
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
EthernetYes
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity145 sheets
USB Direct PrintingYes
Wireless Print TechnologyApple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print
Height148 mm
Width466 mm
Depth369 mm
ColourWhite
Media TypePlain Paper, Photo Paper, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Glossy Paper, Matte Paper, High Resolution Paper, T-shirt Transfer, Photo Sticker, Fine Art Paper, Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Pro Luster Photo Paper, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, CD/DVD/BD
Product SeriesMG
Colour Depth48-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelMG6350
Product NamePIXMA MG6350
Product LinePIXMA
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size8.8 cm (3.5")
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part Number6226B027AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Canon PIXMA MG6350
Premium 6-ink All-in-One with touch screen operation, Internet and mobile printing.

Premium 6-ink Photo All-in-One, with stylish low-profile design available in black or white. Easy to use with intuitive touch panel and colour touch screen, it offers mobile and Internet printing.

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • PIXMA MG6350
  • 6 Ink Tanks
  • Power Cord
  • CD-Printing Tray
  • Setup Guide
  • Software and User's Manual CD
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)8.40 kg