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Canon Pixma MG6250 review: Canon Pixma MG6250

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The Good Fast print speed; Great quality output; High-resolution scanner; Direct CD/DVD printing.

The Bad Lacks touchscreen control; Print costs are a little high.

The Bottom Line The Canon MG6250 is a great option for people who are big into photography. It has an excellent scanner and produces very high quality photo prints. There's plenty more on offer, including Wi-Fi and Ethernet support, direct CD/DVD printing and dual paper trays.

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The Canon Pixma MG6250 is an all-in-one model that's primarily aimed at photo enthusiasts.

Along with its printing, scanning and copying features, it also offers direct CD/DVD printing, Wi-Fi support and duplex printing.

You can buy it online for around £135.

Design

Like most of Canon's other all-in-one models, when closed up, this one looks like a big black lozenge, thanks to the very pronounced curves on its corners. As all of the visible sides are finished in a high-gloss black, it appears more sophisticated than many of its competitors.

Canon Pixma MG6250 CD/DVD printing
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The Canon Pixma MG6250 can print directly to CD/DVDs by slotting in a tray.

This is already quite a large printer before you extend the various paper handling trays. When these are fully pulled out it does takes up quite a lot of desk space. There are two paper input trays; along with the vertical one at the rear, this model has a cassette-style, slot-in tray at the front.

Both of these can accept up to 150 sheets of paper at a time. The trays can auto-detect the type of paper that's loaded in each so you don't have to select paper types in the print driver when you switch between different media.

The right-hand edge is home to a memory card reader with slots for CF, SD and memory stick cards. Beneath this there's a PictBridge-compatible USB port, so you can print directly from cameras or memory keys. In the box you'll find a tray that you can load CD/DVDs onto. This slots into the body of the machine for direct printing.

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It lacks a touchscreen but the controls are simple to use.

Canon has added a pretty large 3-inch colour screen to the scanner lid. Unlike the displays on the likes of the Lexmark S605 or Kodak Hero 7.1, it isn't a touchscreen. Instead there's a touch-panel beneath that lights up buttons according to which functions you've selected in the menus. It's not as immediate as using a touchscreen, but you soon get the hang of it.

Set-up

With USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi onboard, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting how you'll connect this printer to your computer. No matter which option you choose, set-up won't take you very long as the installation software guides you through the process on a step-by-step basis.

Installing the ink cartridges is quick and painless as it's simply a matter of lifting the scanner mechanism and slotting each of the six cartridges into the print head. An LED light shows you when the cartridges are properly in place.

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