Canon PIXMA iX6850 Wi-Fi Office Printer - Black
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- High-performance, ultra compact A3+ business printer
- Superb quality prints and no waste with individuallyreplaceable 5 single inks system
- Superfast document printing: A4 ISO ESAT 14.5 ipmmono/10.4 ipm colour
- Print more for less with optional XL and XXL inks
- Print from smartphones and tablets with PIXMA PrintingSolutions app
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Compact, high-performance A3 wireless office printer
This high performance A3 office printer offers Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, plus printing from mobile devices. 5 single inks efficiently deliver superior quality business documents and photos.
Compact A3 office printer
Stylish and ultra compact this high performance A3 printer with 5 single inks offers exceptional quality document and photo printing. It is the ideal desktop solution for printing large excel spreadsheets, business posters and photos.
With both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity it can easily be shared between multiple PCs via an office network. Download Canon's PIXMA Printing Solutions app to print from your smart devices. Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support is also provided.
The 5 single ink system includes pigment black ink for crisp, sharp text and dye colour inks for beautiful photo-lab quality images - plus for more efficient printing you only need to change the colour that runs out.
No waiting for beautiful prints. Thanks to Canon's FINE technology this printer has a rapid A4 document print speed of 14.5 ipm in mono and 10.4 ipm in colour, and it can print a photo lab-quality 10x15cm borderless photo in approx. 36 seconds.
Save with XL inks
Print more for less. Optional XL inks deliver significantly more pages, offering up to 30% savings per page compared to standard size inks. The optional XXL pigment black ink allows you to print up to 1000 monochrome pages.
Enjoy access to a wide range of professional quality creative content with CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM. Easily create and print posters and business documents using templates from the exclusive Solution Templates service.
A3+ printer - PIXMA iX6850 • Setup Ink Tanks (PBK, BK, C, M, Y) • Power cord • Setup CD-ROM • Manuals and other documents
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Top Customer Reviews
Happily, I can say they weren't wrong. For photo printing at least (I haven't used it for anything but printing photos on glossy photo paper using canon's branded ink tanks).
The printer is a good bit larger than I imagined it would be from just looking at pictures of it, taking up about 1.5 a3 sheet lengths in width, 1.5 a3 sheet widths in depth with the top loading tray open (the front output tray comes out about a foot in addition to this). That said, it still manages to be decently compact for the size of paper it handles.
Photo print quality seems to be great, with my only complaint being that colours come out a little darker than on-screen, which is easily remedied by either tweaking the picture or the print settings.
Speed wise, it spits out a borderless a3 full colour sheet pretty quickly (maybe a minute-ish) at the highest quality setting.
Ink usage seems reasonable, but i haven't used the printer enough to make a full judgement as yet. I'll update this review if it turns out to be an ink hog.
overall - im very happy to say i have an a3 colour photo printer that does a good job without costing a fortune.
First impressions are good. The printer is well packaged, it feels solid enough but is bigger than expected. The build quality looks ok to me.
Unpack and Setup
Do not expect much documentation on how to setup the printer. The foldout instructions were a little misleading - for example you can not install the inks until after you turn it on due to the location of the printer head - but actually it wasn't that hard.
I setup over WIFI following onscreen instructions, which again needed re-reading several times to work out what was actually needed. All in all it took about 15 mins to get the printer ready for its first photo.
Photo Image Quality
This is what its all about. I printed out a series of sample pictures A4 borderless on the both the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and the everyday Canon GP501 Glossy photo paper. The pictures included a black and white portrait, colour portrait, a beach landscape and a clip art style poster. Every single picture absolutely blew my mind. The quality if amazing. Its not premium photo lab quality, but it beat the last round of internet mail order photos from Tesco. Its good enough for us to use in the photo frames around the house, and i consider myself picky. The print speed was pretty good also. It was very hard to see a difference between the everyday and the premium glossy paper, but there was a slight difference.
Text Image Quality
Its very acceptable, for an ink jet. I have a big office laser printer for text and you can easily see the difference, so this doesn't bother me at all.
I would recommend this printer without hesitation.Read more ›
I was unable to find an iX6850 in my country, but I managed to track down an iX6840, which appears to be an area-specific variant of the exact same printer. (Specs are identical - print resolution; paper types, sizes and weights; paper sizes for which borderless printing are supported; ink yield estimates in number of standard documents and photos.) The only difference I could find was ink cartridges used. The iX6840 uses CLI-451C, CLI-451M, CLI-451Y, CLI-451BK, PGI-450PGBK, whereas the iX6850 uses CLI-551C, CLI-551M, CLI-551Y, CLI-551BK and PGI-550PGBK.
I assume that my experiences could be helpful to users of the iX6850 as well.
It's a thing of beauty, and I'm very happy with the overall performance, a very worthwhile purchase!
Photos printed using Canon's `My Image Garden' software supplied on the disc came out professional-looking and crisp.
Very good graphics prints on multi-purpose paper. It is possible the dark colours could appear more solid, the multi-purpose office paper might be too absorbent. I will be looking out for inkjet-specific paper, possibly 90gsm instead of the current 80gsm.
Compact (584 x 310 x 159 mm) and fairly light for an A3 printer at 8.1kg. The front tray folds out quite far so it needs installation space at about twice the depth of the printer.
A few minor problems, but managed to iron them out. Details below.
(Note: I'm running Windows 8.Read more ›
Photo quality is amazing when you use official Canon photo paper, but I recommend going for some good third part inks, they are just as good as Canon's inks.
The printer itself looks very, very nice. I did have a strange issue where it was printing, and it was making some strange squeaking sounds, but I ran some of the tests Canon provides via software to clean up the internals and it's been fine since.
I should also mention i'm a photographer who at the time couldn't afford a more expensive printer, and even if I can now, I don't see a need to, all my clients are happy with their prints from this machine.
Can't fault it! a MUST buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Large and noisy but the printer delivers quality output at a decent speed. Seems quite economical with ink, too. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Pw
The one we bought from Amazon was missing quite a lot, including ink cartridges so we returned it. The one I purchased from another seller has been working very well and the... Read morePublished 25 days ago by MKN
The one trouble with it is that the power cord fits into it loosely. I had the same printer, the power cord became so loose in its socket that I had to throw the printer away (it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Guy Ottewell
So far so good. prints very well. Not great with printing from photoshop on a mac though. You need to export and print from preview otherwise will get layout surprises.Published 2 months ago by cwhatsbest
this is a great printer but there is no scan and that is need so you have to use another printer to scan your work. But it is a good printer with good clear pictures.Published 5 months ago by Royan O.