Canon MF6530 Printer Review
The Canon MF6530 is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. Its speed and large paper capacity are impressive, and it includes duplex printing and scanning. It does not have faxing capabilities. If the price is a little more than you want to spend, consider the Canon MF5770 toner printer that costs significantly less.
At first glance, the Canon MF6530 looks like most multifunction laser devices, but a closer look reveals quite a few surprises under the hood. The unit includes not only duplex (two-sided) printing, but also duplex scanning in its automatic document feeder. Duplex scanning allows the MF6530 to scan two-sided documents or copying or scanning. This is a surprising feature in such an affordable and compact printer. While this feature may not be useful for every user, it is one of the most inexpensive printers to offer it.
The size of the MF6530 is incredibly compact, given its wide range of features and its large paper handling capacity. The unit measures 17.8 inches by 20.5 inches by 17.3 inches (HWD), though it does weigh 52 pounds. While not the smallest printer, it is smaller than most multifunctions with duplexing and this much paper handling.
Input paper capacity is 500 sheets in its main drawer, and 100 sheets in its multipurpose tray, for a total of 600 sheets. The MF6530 can print, scan, and copy, but it does lack the ability to fax. Faxing is becoming less necessary for many users, but if other models in this line include faxing capabilities if they are still needed. Print speed is quite fast, at around 23 pages per minute. Print quality is excellent. Text is sharp, dark, and readable at even the smallest fonts. Graphics quality is better than expected for a laser printer, especially for a multifunction device. Canon is known for its high print quality, and the MF6530 is no exception to this reputation.
The Canon MF6530 toner cartridge has a good capacity of 5,000 pages. This is a fully sufficient page yield toner cartridge for the Canon MF6530, as it is designed for a home or small office user.
Overall, the Canon MF6530 is an impressive multifunction with virtually every function an office user would need, minus the fax. Duplex scanning and printing is a big bonus, and its paper handling is surprising for its price.