Canon Pixma TS6051 in the Printer Review

The Canon Pixma TS6051 is compact and designed for home use. As the first of a new series of multifunctional printers, he has to prove himself in the test.

With the Canon Pixma TS6051 the manufacturer launches a new series of multifunction printers for the home. It is in a white case. Alternatively, the device is also available in other colors – as TS6050 in black and TS6052 in gray. All models are identical and can print, scan and copy. A fax is not provided. For this purpose, they are very compact – at least if they are not in use.



Canon Pixma TS6051

Quality (40%)


Speed ​​(20%)


Handling (15%)


Features (15%)


Service (10%)


Appreciation / depreciation

-0.35 (Mopria, Apple AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cloud Print, Pixma Cloud Link, wireless Pictbridge, app)


Satisfactory (2,63)

Price-performance ratio

very cheap

The TS series shrinks Canon the case of multifunction printers for the home. In the case of the Canon Pixma TS6051, the functionality remains the same as the previous Pixma MG6851. This is praiseworthy. The compactness is lost in operation because the control panel has to be fully folded out, otherwise the multifunctional printer will refuse the service. Also, the second paper tray enlarges the volume into the depth. However, Canon is precisely in this point, the customer’s needs, which in the predecessor have denied the omission of the additional paper supply.

The quality is accustomed to good, the speed not overly fast, as usual in the device class. The side rates remain acceptable for a multifunction printer with five separate tanks. This is due not least to the fact that Canon uses the same ink generation as the predecessor. If a slightly larger device with only one paper cassette is sufficient, therefore, can confidently opt for the MG6851. It is now sold out and can be found as a bargain. Overall, however, the tested multifunction printer is a choice with a very good price / performance ratio. It will be available from November 2016 onwards.


+ Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Pictbridge WLAN

+ Collapsed very compact

+ Two paper trays

+ Real switch


– many nozzle flushing

Equipment – again two paper trays

This changes for operation: the control panel must now be completely folded forward. Is it not quite, the Canon Pixma TS6051 in the test simply the work. At the same time, the multifunction printer offers two paper trays. The absence of the rear feed was in the last generation – about the Canon Pixma MG6851 has often criticized -. The current model now offers space for 100 sheets of paper in the cassette and as many sheets in the rear feeder. Alternatively, up to 20 sheets of photopapier can be accommodated there. If the rear compartment folds out, this is at the expense of the unit dimensions. This also applies to the paper tray, which is pushed forwards and is built somewhat windy.

Nevertheless, the central housing is kept compact without having to do without a duplex unit – that is good. A touch screen is located in the control panel. It is structured and reacts quickly to the finger pressure. However, since the entire control unit is kept extremely narrow, it is easily fed when we operate the touch screen.

Thanks to Apple AirPrint, Google CloudPrint, Mopria and its own Canon Print application, the Canon Pixma TS6051 is capable of printing and scanning all kinds of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Here it can be connected by WLAN or Wi-Fi Direct. For this purpose, the multifunction printer can communicate directly with cloud services like Google Drive or Dropbox connect or print from social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Canon Pixma TS6051 (Rating: 4,41)


USB 802.11n 2.0, Wi-Fi


2. Paper tray, flatbed scanner, screen, duplex printing, borderless printing


My Image Garden, Quick Menu, Easy Webprint EX


Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS

Faxing without PC possible


Consumption – color side cheaper than predecessor

Although the multifunction printer series is new, Canon has not changed the cartridge generation. The series 570/571 is also used. In the Pixma TS6051 are five separate tanks – a black pigment ink for the text print and four color-based colors including black photos. They are available in standard and XL filling quantities. On the basis of the XL multipack, side prices of 3.6 cents for the black and 6 cents for the colored sheet – acceptable values ​​for a five-color system result. Compared to the previous models the color side is even a bit cheaper. This is rare. However, the combi printer also flushes its nozzles as often. This has not changed the manufacturer.

The power consumption is unobtrusive: if the device is connected to the USB port, it switches down to 0.7 watts in idle mode. In WLAN operation, we measure 1.2 watts.After a while of non-use, the device switches off automatically and disconnects completely from the power supply.


Canon Pixma TS6051

Power consumption: Off / Sleep mode / Operation

0.0 / 0.7 / 13.0 watts

Side cost: black and white / color

3.6 / 6.0 cents per page

Speed – no overpass, but reliable

The measured values ​​in the test show that the more compact dimensions on the pressure unit itself have changed little. The Canon Pixma TS6051 does not perform its tasks excessively fast, but reliably. We measure 53 seconds for 10 pages of text and 2:21 minutes for ten-color PDF pages. However, the brake comes in duplex printing. Here we wait well 3 minutes on ten text pages. The scanning unit provides 6 seconds for the preview and 15 seconds for an A4 color scan that corresponds to the device class.


Canon Pixma TS6051 (Rating: 3,74)

Print (b / w): 1 page text, quality mode / 10 pages text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

0:56 / 0:53 / 0:12 / 1:25 minutes

Print (color): 10 pages PDF / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, photo paper / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm)

2:21 / 0:37 / 1:24 / 0:50 minutes

Scanning: color, text, preview, grayscale

0:15 / 0:07 / 0:06 / 0:07 minutes

Copy (b / w): 5 pages, 1 page

0:42 / 0:12 minutes

Copy (color): 1 page

0:21 Minutes

Quality – accustomed to good results

Also in the output quality there are no surprises. Like its predecessor, the TS6051 delivers prints with somewhat harsh but convincing characters in the black cover. The colors put the multifunctional printer on the sheet brightly and with good details. The scans are slightly bright and slightly exaggerated in the red and blue areas. Overall, however, the image remains homogeneous. Also the scanning sharpness is correct.However, too many details are lost in the color copies. So the Canon model represents the pastel colored areas only in grayscale. Also this is not new, we had it already with the predecessor observed.


Canon Pixma TS6051

Test category

Multifunction devices

Multifunction device manufacturer


Internet address of Canon

our site

Price (suggested retail price)

145 euros

Canon’s technical hotline


Manufacturer’s warranty

12 months


Canon Pixma TS6051

Printing technology / number of printing inks / number of cartridges

Inkjet / 5/5

Driver version: printer / scanner

3.05 / 20.0.30



Canon Pixma TS6051


Print (b / w): text, quality mode / text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

Very good / very good / good / very goodgut

Print (color): PDF, normal mode / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, quality mode / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm), high quality mode

Good / good / very good / very goodgut,

Print: Color chart (hits)

11 of 24

Scan: Screen


Scanning – hits: colorless / too light / too dark


Scanning – Color Stitch: Red / Green / Blue / Yellow


Scanning: Total impression


Copy (b / w)


Copy (color)



Software: Printer / Scanner

good Good

Transport lock / manual: detailed / German / printed / as PDF

No / yes / yes / no / no

Control panel / cartridge replacement / colors individually interchangeable / space requirement / processing / paper transport / max. Paper stock

Very simple / easy / yes / 2511 cm² / good / good / 200 sheets



12 months

Service-Hotline / German-speaking / available (hours) / continuous / accessible via e-mail

069/29993680 / yes / 9.5 / yes / yes

Website / English / Manual download / drivers and firmware / support programs

our site / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes