The case layout of the Canon PIXMA MP630 remains largely made up of frosted silver together with piano black, but in different areas. Much like the MP610, it is a large unit, having a black edge to the lid, echoing the black base. A paper tray lifts up from the back and there’s an additional feed originating from a tray beneath the front, both of which can support 150 sheets of paper. The front tray is just for plain paper however the rear one, having a straighter paper route, may take any plain or photo paper.
The flatbed scanner can take single sheets of plain paper or photo prints, but there’s no transparency adapter set into the underside of the lid, as there is in the Pixma MP980.
Fixed in to the top side is a fold-up, 62mm Liquid crystal display and furthermore below this is the now normal Canon control panel, including two softkeys and also the corporation’s easy-to-use, click-dial control regarding menu navigation. This has to be the easiest way of negotiating setup options yet incorporated in a printer.
On the heavily curved, right front edge of the unit is a flip-open cover, which in turn unveils three memory card slots, so that you can connect essentially any of the current formats. There’s a PictBridge socket, too, although it’s beneath the cover door and it is always available. The sole PC data connection is a USB 2. socket placed at the back, though a bluetooth adapter is obtainable as an option.
Canon states speeds of 13ppm as well as 11ppm with regard to black and color print in normal print option, but under evaluation we saw not even half these speeds. Our five-page, black text print took 54 seconds, equal to a pace of 5.6ppm not to mention, highly abnormally, the lengthier, 20-page print generated a reduced speed of 5.3ppm. In complete terms, these rates are not poor for a color inkjet device, so it is a pity Canon feels it has to exaggerate it.
Utilizing color, the print rate from the MP630 falls to 3.3ppm plus printing duplex black text pages slows down the equipment more, to 2.4ppm. As with previous Canon products, the poor duplex time is largely due to the temporary stop in between printing each side of the page, to permit the ink to dry.
The scan quality from this device’s flatbed scanner, featuring a high optical resolution of 4,800 x 9,600ppi, is fantastic and there’s a reduced amount of apparent color cast than from a number of its competitors.
The caliber of prints is, as previously, excellent. Black print is sharp and with none of the ink feathering a number of its challengers suffer from.
Color is likewise normally nicely reproduced, even though there’s a bit of mottling within big regions of solid color. Black text registration over color is pretty decent without any evidence of haloing, and the color photocopy produced black and color effectively, even though there was certain lightening of color shades as always.
Canon does really well when it comes to photograph prints, with the test samples appearing true as well as really detailed, particularly in regions of shadow. Color transitions tend to be dealt with efficiently without any apparent dot patterns and delivering a 15 x 10cm print in 46 seconds is outstanding. Canon PIXMA MP630 ink cartridges total five; two black cartridges and three color. The PGI-520BK black cartridge is employed for text print while the CLI-521 cartridges are for graphics and photos.