Canon PIXMA MG6420 photo all in one printer

Canon PIXMA MG6420 photo all in one printer is one of the new printers which Canon has unveiled recently. Beside copying, scanning, photo printing and document printing, this printer can also print directly from memory cards. However, fax option is not available with this printer. Basically, this printer is designed for home use. The disadvantage of this machine is the missing ADF feature. However, Auto Duplex Printing is available with the printer which means Canon MG6420 can print on both sides of the paper automatically. It allows HD movie printing as well, but can support limited devices. It supports MOV and MP4 movie files of some Canon EOS, PowerShot and VIXIA digital cameras and camcorders.


Aesthetically, it is a sleek and compact printer; the dimensions measure 18” in width, 14.6” in depth and 5.9” in height, which is exactly similar to its predecessor MG6320. Thus, it needs very less space. It weighs 14 lb and is easily movable. Canon PIXMA MG6420 is encased in a black high glossy boxy cabinet. Visually, it looks like its older sibling Canon Pixma MG6320. There is a 3”LCD display placed on the top of the box. The display is not touch screen based. Both, control panel and output tray, are placed in front of the printer. The display allows user to select and edit images for printing.  The printer also supports PictBridge feature that allows printing images directly from your PictBridge capable camera. The printer is easy to setup. All the cartridges come with color code. There is an indicator, red LED lamp, to specify user if it has been correctly placed.

Printing feature

Canon Pixma MG6420 photo AIO printer can print A4, B5, A5, letter-size, or legal-size which is standard for entry level inkjet printers. Paper compatibility for this printer is limited. Basically, it is good for photo printing and can print images of 4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″ dimensions. Border less printing feature is available with this printer as well. The tray capacity is limited to 100 sheets for plain paper and 20 sheets of 4” x 6” Photo paper. It will print 15 B/w images per min and approx. 9-10 color images per min.

Canon Pixma MG6420 connectivity and supported operating system

Canon Pixma MG6420 comes with multiple wireless connectivity features. You can connect to the printer both wirelessly (802.11 b/g/n) and via USB cable. It has support for both Airprint and Google cloud print. So users can print directly from Iphone, Ipad and other Apple devices. It offers PIXMA Printing Solution (pps) for cloud PrintingBeside this, it can print Gmail, Google docs and from Chrome machines as well. PictBridge option allows printing photos directly from camera. Though this printer is not NFC enabled, still it has multiple wireless printing options to offer, which compensate absence of NFC features.

Canon MG6420 all-in-one printer is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Mac OS X. This printer can also provide support for Mobile Operating Systems like iOS, Android and Windows RT18.  Media card reader supports SD card, SDHC card, miniSD card, miniSDHC card, microSD card, mircoSDHC card, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo and Memory Stick Micro.

The copying speed of Canon Pixma MG6420 or the time taken to do the first copy, which is commonly known as FCOT [First Copy Output Time], is approximately 18 seconds for the color content and the contents can be zoomed between ranges of minimum 25% to Maximum 400%.

Canon Pixma MG6420 comes with flatbed scanner which is most commonly used. The printer can support maximum scanning resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi for Optical and 19,200 x 19,200 dpi for interpolated prints. If you require a lot of photo printing or document printing then frequent replacement of cartridges might be required. There is no support for Linux operating systems thus this printer is limited for Windows and Mac Os users only.

Pros of Canon Pixma MG6420

Good image quality

Auto Duplex printing

Printing directly from Camera and Media Cards

Compatible with mobile devices

Cons of Canon Pixma MG6420

Printing cost is high



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