Mono/Text Print­ing

The best re­sults in black and white

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De­spite its low cost, the Canon MG2950 pro­duces very good text out­put, with finely de­tailed char­ac­ters. Un­for­tu­nately, its black ink takes a few sec­onds to dry, and you can eas­ily smudge doc­u­ments as they feed out of the printer if you’re not care­ful. Canon’s more ex­pen­sive MG6650 cor­rects that weak­ness, with pig­ment-based black ink that dries more quickly while still pro­vid­ing text qual­ity that could give a laser printer a run for its money.

The HP Envy 5640 and Of­fice­jet 5740 also use a pig­mented black ink, but the text from the Envy 5640 wasn’t quite as smooth as we like. The same was also true of the Ep­son XP-620 and XP-760. The Of­fice­jet 5740 was the only other printer that could match the text qual­ity of the MG6650, and both prin­ters pro­vide a good op­tion for pro­duc­ing textbased doc­u­ments. How­ever, the Canon MG6650 still has an edge here, with a text speed of 12 pages per minute that puts it com­fort­ably ahead of the Of­fice­jet’s 9.5ppm.

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