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Canon PIXMA MG6250
  • Canon PIXMA MG6250
  • Canon PIXMA MG6250 - Controls
  • Canon PIXMA MG6250 - Card Slots
  • Canon PIXMA MG6250 - Cartridges
  • Canon PIXMA MG6250 - CD/DVD Tray
  • Canon PIXMA MG6250 - Feature Table
  • Canon PIXMA MG6250 - Speeds and Costs
  • PIXMA MG6250 Inkjet Multifunction Printer - Colour - Photo/Disc Print - Desktop (Printer, Scanner, Copier - 12.5ipm Mono/9.3ipm Color Print ISO - 20 Second Photo - 9600 x 2400dpi Printipm Mono/7.6ipm Color Copy ISO LCD - 4800dpi Optical Scan - Automatic))


Our Score:



  • Cloud printing soon
  • Touch panel controls in lid
  • Top quality print, fast


  • Only one capacity of cartridge
  • Paper feed quite noisy
  • Random housekeeping can extend print times

Key Features

  • Duplex print as standard
  • Twin paper sources
  • PictBridge socket for cameras
  • Extra grey cartridge
  • Direct CD/DVD printing
  • Manufacturer: Canon
  • Review Price: £134.75

Canon has simplified the look of its latest range of all-in-ones and the PIXMA MG6250 looks chunky, but elegant. It has most of the hallmark Canon features, including duplex print, direct CD/DVD print and twin paper sources, while still retaining more esoteric twists, like a grey cartridge to improve black and white photos.

This is another big, shiny, black-cased printer and thanks to its touch-panel lid, it gets covered in fingerprints faster than a CSI crime scene. A large, 3in LCD panel folds up from the centre of the lid and a single physical button turns it on and off. Everything else is a touch button, including three soft keys, which link to options on the display.

Canon PIXMA MG6250 - Controls

Among these are Eco mode, where you can set which tasks default to duplex print and how long the machine rests before suspending itself. There's also a Quiet mode, which reduces the noise the printer makes, by slowing its print and paper feed.

Canon has introduced its own take on cloud printing, though this won’t be available in the UK until the end of November. It offers print from Canon's own image gateway and from Google's Picasa, though it's not clear whether it will require the printer to have its own IP address.

The front panel cover folds down to provide an output tray and paper can feed from a frontloading, 150-sheet cassette or from a rear tray of the same capacity. Canon recommends printing photos only from the tray. An internal cover folds down to provide access for the CD/DVD carrier, designed for direct disc printing or copying.

To the right of the output tray is a three-slot memory card reader, which includes support for CompactFlash cards, and a PictBridge socket which doubles up for USB drives. Connections at the rear offer USB and 10/100 Ethernet links and the printer also supports wireless connection with WPS setup.

Canon PIXMA MG6250 - Card Slots

This is a six-ink machine, with a photo black and a mid-grey added to the normal CMYK set. The provision of the grey is particularly aimed at improving lighter tones in black and white photos. All cartridges clip into a single, semi-permanent head and include Canon's inset LEDs, to show when cartridges are low on ink.

Support software all comes from Canon and includes multifunction applications and both the Pro and EX versions of Easy-PhotoPrint.


November 23, 2012, 5:37 pm

I have found this printer a complete waste of time. Very expensive on inks. When I complained that the grey ink cannot be switched off for colour printing I was sent an extra grey ink. Judging by my last printer the MP610 I use 8 to ten times the ink for no improvement of print quality. The final straw is the computer crashes that occur with Windows 7 64

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