The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a decent all-in-one inkjet printer for family use. Photo quality is excellent due to good detailing and very little coloring in the grayscale, and color accuracy is passable enough for casual use, although those in need of accurate color reproduction should consider something else. It has only two cartridges, and while they're not expensive to purchase, they do have low yields and often need replacing. On the bright side, it supports a Bluetooth connection and is compatible with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a decent printer for family use. The quality of printed photos is excellent, as they have good detail and little coloring in the grayscale. While the cartridges are quite affordable, they also have a low yield and often need replacing. There's a flatbed scanner and the lid can extend partly to accommodate thicker items like small books, but there's no sheetfed scanner.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a poor printer for small and home offices. Its cartridges have a low page yield and often need replacing. On the upside, they aren't expensive to replace. There's no sheetfed scanner, so you have to scan each page individually using the flatbed. Also, the design makes it tedious to access paper jams. On the upside, it has great connectivity options and is fairly compact in size.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a decent printer for students. It has a better cost-per-print with color than it does with black-only, but both cartridges have low yields and often need replacing. Printing speed is also slow, regardless of what you're printing. There's no sheetfed scanner, so you have scan each page individually using the flatbed. On the upside, it has great connectivity options, including Bluetooth support.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a poor choice for printing in black and white. While the cost of a black cartridge is quite affordable, it also has a low yield and often needs replacing. Fortunately, there are high-yield cartridges available to purchase. There's also no sheetfed scanner, meaning you'll have to load each page of a document one by one. On the upside, it's fairly compact and doesn't take up much desk space.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a good printer for casual photos. While the quality of printed photos is excellent, its color accuracy is unremarkable, although it should be good enough for casual photo use. It supports most photo sizes, but can't print on 2" x 3".
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has a mediocre design and build quality. It's made entirely of plastic, and there's a smooth finish to it that feels good to the touch. The scanner's hinges extend high enough to accommodate a magazine, and the lid doesn't close on itself while it's fully extended. Also, the power cable is removable, which is handy if it gets damaged. The rear input tray feels thin and unreliable, while the output tray feels flimsy and springy. Access to paper jams is a tedious three-step process and not user-friendly, and the printer needs to be on to change the ink cartridges.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a pretty compact printer and shouldn't take up much space on a desk, making it suitable for small offices or dorms.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420's OLED display screen is only okay. The menu is easy to navigate, and the entire front panel can tilt upwards to improve visibility. Unfortunately, the screen has no touch capabilities and is pretty small.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has a poor cartridge system. Both the black and color cartridges have a low yield, so they need to be replaced frequently if you print a lot. Fortunately, there are high yield cartridges available should you need them.
We couldn't find any third-party ink cartridges for testing. If you come across them, let us know in the discussions. Note that third-party ink can void the manufacturer's warranty.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has mediocre scanning features. The hinges of the flatbed can extend to accommodate smaller books or manuals, but it doesn't have an automatic document feeder, which means you'll have to manually scan each page of a document. If you need a printer that has an automatic document feeder, check out the HP ENVY Pro 6475.
To scan at a 1200 DPI, you need to access the 'Advanced Mode' in the settings menu and change the output resolution.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420's cost-per-print is decent. That said, due to the low yield of the cartridges, costs rise quickly the more you print. Fortunately, they aren't expensive. If you want a printer with a significantly lower cost-per-print, check out the Canon PIXMA G1220.
Keep in mind that even if you only print in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has mediocre printing speed. It's slow regardless of what you're printing, but it can perform duplex printing automatically.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has mediocre color accuracy. Most colors are noticeably inaccurate, and while this may not be an issue for casual photo printing, it's not recommended for those who require accurate color reproduction as part of their profession. If you want a similarly-priced printer with better color accuracy, then consider the Canon PIXMA TR7020.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has excellent photo printing quality. Colors have a nice tone overall with good detailing. There's almost no color present in the grayscale, but there's a small amount of green visible in the black tone.
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.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has two input trays that can hold 200 sheets of paper combined. Most common paper sizes are supported up to the standard legal size. It can print on photo paper, but it can't print in the 2" x 3" format.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 has great connectivity options. It supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB, but lacks an Ethernet port and external storage support, meaning you can't print off an SD card or USB flash drive.
It's compatible with the outstanding Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app. You can scan, print, and copy from the app and order ink directly from Canon.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is available in black and white variants. You can see the label of our unit here.
The Canon PIXMA TS6420 is a decent all-in-one inkjet printer. It's a mid-tier offering in Canon's TS lineup and is a step above the near-identical looking Canon PIXMA TS5320, only its color cartridge can yield a marginally higher amount of pages before needing to be replaced. It offers excellent photo quality at a cheap price, but its two cartridge-system is disappointing considering there are similarly-priced printers with better cartridge systems available. For other options, see our recommendations for the best photo printers, the best laser printers, and the best all-in-one printers.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the Canon PIXMA TS6420 are both decent family printers. If you intend on printing a lot of photos, the TS6420 is a better choice because it has a high color page yield, resulting in a lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos, and it produces significantly nicer-looking images. Also, it has a display screen and supports Bluetooth printing. On the other hand, the MG3620 has a higher black page yield and costs less per print for black documents.