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.
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.
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.
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 , 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.
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.