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Canon PIXMA TS6320 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed May 11, 2020 at 11:57 am
Canon PIXMA TS6320 Picture
6.4
Mixed Usage
7.1
Family Printer
4.6
Home Office / Small Office
7.6
Student
6.2
Black & White
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 BK is a great family printer. It's well-designed, easy-to-use, and has a compact design that won't take up much space in your living room or home office. It prints photos remarkably well and quickly. Since it features two separate paper trays, you can also always keep it loaded with both plain and photo paper. Its color printing costs are also quite low; however, it's not as affordable as a SuperTank or laser printer for black and white printing. While its scanner will be fine for casual use at home, it lacks a lot of features that can be crucial for busy professionals. It also prints documents very slowly, which isn't ideal if you need to print a report at the last minute. That said, it still performs quite well overall and is fairly versatile for most family needs.

Our Verdict

6.4 Mixed Usage

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 is a passable overall printer. Its photo printing quality is excellent and its printing costs are quite affordable. However, its scanner lacks some pretty basic features, and its black page yield is quite low. It'll be alright as a family printer, and good for students who do lots of color printing, but not the most versatile otherwise.

7.1 Family Printer

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 is a decent family printer. It does an excellent job of printing vibrant, detailed photos remarkably quickly. Its color printing costs are also incredibly low, which is great if you've got lots of family memories to print. Unfortunately, it has a pretty barebones scanner - the resolution and color depth are especially disappointing if you'd like to enlarge old photos from the past. On the upside, it's well-designed and easy-to-use.

4.6 Home Office / Small Office

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 is an inferior printer for home or small office use. While it has an impressively low cost-per-print, especially for an inkjet printer, its page yield is quite low. There are high-yield cartridges that can help with this, but it's also missing some essential scanner features, like an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). It also prints rather slowly and doesn't have ethernet to connect your company's router.

7.6 Student

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 can be a good student printer, depending on your program and how much you print. If you're studying law or any other field where you print exclusively in black and white, this printer will be good, but not the best. However, if you're in biology or the health sciences and print a lot in color, then you'll get better value thanks to its remarkably low color printing costs. Just keep in mind, like most inkjet printers, it takes a bit of time to print.

6.2 Black & White

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 is mediocre for black and white printing. While the cost of ink isn't too high, its black page yield is poor. High-yield cartridges can help, but if you print a lot you might find the 100-sheet tray capacity limiting. It also prints rather slowly in black and white, though more quickly than it does in color, at least.

  • 6.4 Mixed Usage
  • 7.1 Family Printer
  • 4.6 Home Office / Small Office
  • 7.6 Student
  • 6.2 Black & White
Pros
  • Sleek, easy-to-use design.
  • Low color printing costs.
  • Excellent photo print speed and quality.
Cons
  • Poor scanner features.
  • Mediocre color accuracy.
  • Slow document print speed.

Test Results

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Design
7.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 is a well-designed, sleek-looking printer. The body of the printer feels good and the plastic used in its build doesn't seem too cheap. There are paper input trays in both the front and the back of the printer and they have sliders to accommodate different sizes of paper. The input trays feel quite thin compared to the body of the printer, and the scanner hinges are rather flimsy, but they're not too troublesome. The print cartridges are easy to access, but you can only change them if the printer is powered on. On the upside, this printer has a detachable rear cover, which makes dealing with paper jams a bit easier.

Design
Dimensions
Height 5.6" (14.1 cm)
Width 14.9" (37.9 cm)
Depth 14.2" (36.0 cm)
Weight
14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)

The Canon TS6320 is a fairly compact multipurpose printer. It's a bit deeper than some of Canon's other home printers, but it's not very tall or wide, which makes it suitable for a dorm room or a small home office.

6.5
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
1.3" (3.2 cm)
Touchscreen No

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 has an okay display. The buttons around the screen are easy to use and the menu controls are pretty straightforward. The text is fairly easy to read, even at different angles, thanks to the high-contrast OLED display. The screen is quite small, though, so once you get deeper in the printer settings all the information on-screen can start to feel a little cramped.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Installation CD
  • 5"x 5" PIXMA Photo Paper sample pack (3 sheets)
  • Power cable
  • Canon PG1-280/CLI-281 starter cartridges
    • 1x PGI-280 Black
    • 1x CLI-281 Cyan
    • 1x CLI-281 Magenta
    • 1x CLI-281 Yellow
    • 1x CLI-281 Black

6.6
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
Yes
Number Of Color Cartridges
4
Black Cartridge Model
PGI-280
Tested Black Page Yield
12.09 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
229 prints
Color Cartridge Model
CLI-281
Tested Color Page Yield
19.00 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
481 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL and XXL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 has an acceptable inkjet cartridge system. Since it has multiple color cartridges, including a black photo cartridge, you only need to replace the empty ones, which can help save costs. While the page yield of their standard black replacement cartridge is pretty bad, you can print a surprising number of copies in color. There are also extra high-capacity cartridges available which can help extend its print yield.

This printer will accept third-party cartridges, but this could void its warranty, and special attention must be paid as this printer uses a combination of dye and pigment-based inks.

3.2
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
No
Automatic Document Feeder
No
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
600 DPI
Scan Color Depth
16 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

This printer has poor scanner features. All it has is a flatbed scanner, and even then, it's quite disappointing. Canon advertises 1200 DPI scan resolution; however, the provided IJ Scan Utility software is limited to 600 DPI. While this is generally more than enough for most uses, it can be limiting if you're trying to enlarge very small photographs. The 16-bit color depth can also pose an issue if you're scanning old prints that you'd like to restore. On the upside, these specifications are fine for standard document scanning or copying. The scanner lid also has extendable hinges so you can scan thicker documents, like books.

Printing
8.5
Printing
Cost Per Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
39.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.070 US$/print
Color Printing
0.083 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.212 US$/print
Ink Subscription
No

The Canon TS6320's cost-per-print is excellent. While it's not as economical as a monochrome laser printer for printing documents in black only, its color printing costs are quite low. It's also rather inexpensive to print photos with this printer. The ink is pretty reasonably priced, even compared to the cost of the printer, and there are lots of different bundle packs to help you save even more.

Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.

6.7
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
9 PPM
Color Document
4 PPM
Photo Printing Time
35.0 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.5 sec
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
200 pages

The Canon TS6320's printing speed is okay. The first page of a black and white document comes out fairly quickly, but subsequent pages only print a few seconds faster, so if you have a long report to print, it could take a while. Color documents are especially slow, which can be an annoyance if you've got a business proposal to print that was due yesterday. That said, photos print remarkably quickly, which is great if you've got lots of memories to add to the family scrapbook.

6.2
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
10.08

The Canon TS6320 has mediocre color accuracy. It's not likely to be much of an issue for most people, especially if you care more about the content of what you're printing than how it looks. However, you might still notice that color prints seem a bit off compared to their source file, or in the case of photocopies, original document.

8.7
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The Canon TS6320 has excellent photo printing quality. Colors are vibrant without being overly saturated. Details are clear and there is very little banding present on the grayscale palette.

These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.

Printing
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) No
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 has two adjustable paper trays, one in the front of the printer and one in the back. Each tray supports the most popular paper formats and types, so you can load plain paper in one and photo paper in the other.

Mobile App and Connectivity
8.0
Mobile App and Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
No
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 has great connectivity options. You can set it up with your home Wi-Fi network or connect to it via Wi-Fi Direct if you don't have access to a router. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any external storage support options, so you can't print directly from a USB key or memory card. It supports Bluetooth though, as well as AirPrint and Mopria for mobile printing on-the-go, which is convenient.

7.5
Mobile App and Connectivity
Mobile App Print
Mobile App Yes
App Name Canon Print Inkjet/Selphy
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
No
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
Yes

The Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY is a good mobile printing app overall. You'll find it on both Android and iOS and can use it not only to print photos and documents, but scan directly to your phone. There's a feature that lets you "scan" documents with your phone camera as well. While this app prints Microsoft Office documents, it converts them instead of printing the native files, which could pose an issue if certain features don't get converted properly before printing.

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