Canon’s newest tremendous tank printers don’t come low cost, however they do include all the options an SMB (small to medium sized enterprise) might ask for and a complete lot of ink.
The Canon MAXIFY GX6050 (opens in new tab) ships with 4 ink bottles within the field — sufficient for six,000 mono and 14,000 color pages. That actually places the outdated cartridge-based inkjets to disgrace and in addition beats most laser printers when it comes to consumables price per web page. The beneficiant quantity of ink additionally explains the excessive price ticket.
At round £460 (about US$636, AU$859) it’s costly for an A4 inkjet printer (opens in new tab), however the fee is additional justified by excessive construct high quality and luxurious options just like the touchscreen interface, a 100-sheet ADF (computerized doc feed) and twin scanning. It will probably deal with a heavy load with a quoted most month-to-month responsibility cycle of 45,000 pages and print on a really vast number of media, together with shiny picture paper.
Design and construct
All-in-one printers are normally the workplace eyesore, however there’s one thing interesting about this design. The rounded off-white plastic and huge home windows into the ink reservoirs makes the Canon MAXIFY GX6050 seem like a baby’s toy. It feels very sturdy and well-built too.
It’s fairly massive, with room for 250 sheets in the principle paper tray, 100 sheets within the rear tray and one other 50 sheets within the ADF.
The ink tanks are massive sufficient to carry all the bottled ink, which suggests a lot much less down-time in comparison with the cartridge different. Even the paper output tray is extra substantial than regular and able to holding 100 sheets of paper.
There’s a USB Host port conveniently positioned on the entrance of the printer with the USB knowledge cable, Ethernet cable and mains cable all plugging in on the again. The management panel with its 6.9cm touchscreen tilts in order that it’s simple to function from any angle.
Options and specs
Sort: 3-in-1 color A4 inkjet printer
Capabilities: Print, scan, copy
Connectivity: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, USB
Information storage slots: USB Host
Print pace: 24 ipm (mono)
Paper capability: 250 + 100 sheets
Print high quality: 600 x 1,200 dpi
Scan high quality: 1,200 x 1,200 dpi
Apple AirPrint: sure
Consumables included: 4x ink bottles (6,000 mono, 14,000 color)
Dimensions/Weight: 399 x 410 x 254 mm (WxDxH)/11.6kg
Being a three-in-one gadget means the Canon MAXIFY GX6050 can print scan and replica. When you nonetheless can’t reside and not using a fax facility, then the marginally dearer four-in-one Canon MAXIFY GX6070 is the one for you. The mid-range mannequin examined right here remains to be very effectively outfitted with duplex scanning along with duplex printing. It has a good capability for paper and might print on virtually any sort of media as much as A4 in dimension. That features envelopes, labels, heavy paper inventory weighing as much as 275g/m2 and even gentle cloth iron-on transfers.
There’s a USB Host port for walk-up printing from a flash reminiscence drive and Wi-Fi is inbuilt. There’s no NFC module, however it’s suitable with all the standard wi-fi protocols resembling Apple AirPrint, Wi-fi Direct, Mopria and naturally Canon’s personal PIXMA Cloud Hyperlink. It additionally works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
At a most of 600×1200 dpi, the print decision will not be as excessive as Canon’s picture printers, as a result of that is primarily an workplace printer, although it could possibly in fact print on picture paper. The scanner decision is increased at 1200 x 1200 dpi and the print pace of 24 ipm is sort of quick when printing black and white pages in simplex mode. The duplex mode will not be a lot slower, however issues decelerate to fifteen ipm for color prints.
The ADF can course of a stack of 100 pages copying them at a fee of round 12ipm. Due to the twin scan mode, you’ll be able to copy each side of the web page mechanically. It’s a helpful trick that not each all-in-one can do. The one characteristic lacking from our test listing is NFC, however that’s unlikely to be a deal-breaker for anybody.
Setup and operation
Establishing the Canon MAXIFY GX6050 is as straight-forward as plugging it in and following the on-screen prompts. The touchscreen makes it simple to enter your Wi-Fi password, however a fair faster approach to get the printer on-line is by downloading the iOS/Android companion app and utilizing your smartphone to do it. The app known as Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY and it offers a really intuitive approach to function the printer when scanning and printing through the cloud.
Filling the ink tanks is a satisfying process that you’ll not have to carry out once more for one more 14,000 color pages as a result of they’re massive sufficient to carry all the bottled ink within the field. The bottles have specifically designed nozzles so that you gained’t spill a drop and the big viewing home windows imply you’ll be able to see at a look how a lot ink is left within the reservoirs.
To test that the nozzles are aligned and firing accurately, the Canon MAXIFY GX6050 prints out a check web page for you, however it isn’t as thorough as different inkjets. It doesn’t then scan the check web page, as an illustration, however depends on you to look at it.
The tilting touchscreen gives fast and quick access to the printer’s many options and is straightforward to see from throughout the workplace. In each means, the Canon MAXIFY GX6050 is a user-friendly gadget.
The Canon MAXIFY GX6050 handed all of our checks with none paper jams, misprints, or sheets caught collectively. It prints fairly rapidly in black and white and fairly quietly too at 49dB. Monochrome pages of textual content look persistently crisp and darkish, even in draft mode which normally compromises high quality for pace. That is most likely as a result of the black ink is utilized fairly liberally in top quality mode, which is nice for producing strong jet black objects on the web page. Our black check web page didn’t present any of the same old horizontal traces, or greyness that you just normally get. For many text-based print jobs, we predict draft mode might be nice.
Color paperwork and pictures on picture paper additionally appeared clear and unblemished by horizontal traces. Nevertheless, pictures do look grainy, even on the highest print high quality. The ink is utilized flawlessly, so we are able to solely assume it’s as a result of restricted print decision. Canon’s picture printers are in a position optimise the decision by spraying a number of droplets over gradual transferring paper to attain a decision of 4800×2400, whereas the Canon MAXIFY GX6050 has a decision of 600×1200.
Aside from the seen dots, all of our check pictures seemed vibrant with a pure color palette that was pleasing total. Mixed with the clear textual content paperwork and evenly utilized block colors, we’d must conclude that the Canon MAXIFY GX6050 carried out strongly total.
There’lots to love concerning the Canon MAXIFY GX6050. It’s effectively constructed, simple to make use of, comprehensively featured and has all-round efficiency that’s adequate for and residential workplace or SMB. The primary attraction in fact are these huge refillable ink tanks and the beneficiant quantity of ink Canon has put within the field. It means you don’t want to consider shopping for extra for a very long time and whenever you do, you’ll be pleasantly shocked by the price of bottled ink. Sure, it’s a excessive preliminary worth for an inkjet printer, however you’ll be saving cash in the long run.