Canon PIXMA iP8500

Inkjet Photo Printers

PIXMA iP8500

Canon PIXMA iP8500

The photographers' printer

The PIXMA iP8500 dedicated photo printer - featuring Canon’s exclusive 8-ink ChromaPLUS photo system - puts unprecedented colour, image quality and speed in the hands of photographic professionals.

  • Exclusive ChromaPLUS 8-ink system for expanded colour gamut
  • 4800 x 2400dpi, FINE technology & 2pl Micro-Nozzles
  • Prints an A4 photo print in approx. 35 seconds
  • Dual paper trays, integral duplex unit and CD-R/DVD printing
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connectivity

Unrivalled photo quality: 8-ink ChromaPLUS photo system

Benefit from a colour range well beyond the reach of conventional printers, with Canon's 8-ink ChromaPLUS photo system. Additional red and green ink tanks expand the printer's colour gamut significantly, particularly in the yellow to red and green areas, for unprecedented levels of colour saturation and intensity. Combined with Canon's new FINE* print head, this achieves remarkable quality. 6,144 Micro-Nozzles eject permanent 2pl ink droplets with high precision for a maximum 4800 x 2400 dpi resolution, capturing every detail perfectly.

Ultra fast print speeds

The print speeds of the PIXMA iP8500 are truly amazing, while still delivering superb quality. Print a full A4 photo in a fast 35 seconds. There's rapid borderless printing on 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm and A4 sizes. For example, you can produce a glossy 10 x 15cm borderless print in 21 seconds. The iP8500 also features a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface to transfer data speedily between your printer and computer.

CD-R/DVD printing plus more

This printer packs more features into less space. You can print image thumbnails or personal designs directly onto compatible CD-R and DVD discs. An integral duplex unit provides two-sided printing to cut your paper costs. This is especially useful for printing photo albums using double-sided photo paper. Plus dual paper trays, that fold away neatly, allow high capacity multi-path feeding for both photo and plain paper.

PictBridge-ready for easy camera direct printing

Print stunning photos directly from your camera quickly and easily - without even using a computer. The PIXMA iP8500 supports PictBridge, the universal standard for direct photo printing from compatible digital cameras and camcorders.

Waste-free single ink tank system

Transparent ink tanks for all eight colours can be replaced individually, reducing your costs significantly. Check at a glance when a single tank needs replacing. If there is insufficient ink, an intelligent ink detection system stops a page being printed.

Windows & Mac compatible

The PIXMA iP8500 is compatible with all popular Windows and Macintosh operating systems. To add to convenience, there are two USB ports at the rear of the printer - a standard USB plus a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface.

  • * Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering

Product Specification

PRINTER FUNCTIONS

Print Resolution Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi
Print Engine 8-ink ChromaPLUS Photo system with FINE and Micro-Nozzles
ejecting 2 pl drop size permanently
Colour management ICM, ColorSync, Exif Print
Mono Print Speed Up to 17 ppm (Max), 5.3 ppm (Std)
Colour Print Speed Text & Graphics: Up to 15 ppm (Max), 4.6 ppm (Std)
A4 Full Page: Up to 2.38 ppm (Std)
Photo print speed A4: 35 seconds (Max)
Borderless 10 x 15 cm: 21 seconds (Max)
Media Type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro (PR-101), Photo Paper
Plus Glossy (PP-101), Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (PP-101D),
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-101), Glossy Photo Paper
(GP-401), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper
(HR-101N), Transparency (CF-102), T shirt Transfer (TR-301),
Photo Stickers (PS-101)
Paper weight Sheet feeder: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special
media up to 273 g/m²
Media Input Sheet feeder: 150 sheets
Cassette: 150 sheets
CD-R / DVD tray: 1 printable CD-R or DVD
CD-R printing Available as standard
Media Size Sheet feeder: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or
Commercial 10), 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm, Credit Card (54 x 86 mm)
Cassette: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10),
10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18cm
Borderless Printing Available using Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Plus Glossy,
Photo Paper Plus Double Sided, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss,
Glossy Photo Paper or Matte Photo Paper in A4, 10 x 15 cm,
13 x 18 cm & Credit Card sizes
Duplex printing Available using Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or plain paper in
A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18 cm sizes
Cartridge configuration Single Ink technology - eight separate ink tanks (BCI-6BK,
BCI-6C, BCI-6PC, BCI-6M, BCI 6PM, BCI 6Y, BCI-6R, BCI-6G)
Black cartridge life 210 pages at 5% coverage¹
1100 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5 image)²
Colour cartridge(s) life 210 pages at 5% coverage per ink tank¹
Cyan: 1100 pages, Magenta: 790 pages, Yellow: 540 pages,
Photo Cyan: 380 pages, Photo Magenta: 280, Red: 2300,
Green: 2300 (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5 image)¹

INTERFACE AND CONNECTIVITY

Interface Type - PC USB and USB 2.0 Hi-Speed¹
Interface Type - Camera Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge &
Bubble Jet Direct compliant digital cameras & camcorders
Camera direct printing Compatibility: Exif 2.21 or earlier, DPOF compliant

DRIVERS AND SOFTWARE

Minimum System Requirements Windows: PC with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me
or Windows 98, USB interface¹, CD-ROM Drive. Free hard disk
space: 50 MB for Windows XP/2000, 15 MB for Windows Me/98.
Mac: Macintosh computer with Mac OS 9.x or Mac OS X v10.2.1
or later, USB interface. Free hard disk space: 30 MB for
Mac OS 9.x, 100 MB for Mac OS X v10.2.1 or later.
Driver Features Windows: Photo Optimizer PRO, Image Optimizer,
Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo
Mac: Photo Optimizer PRO, Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo
Mac OS X: Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo
Software Included Windows: Easy-WebPrint, Easy-PhotoPrint, PhotoRecord,
CD-LabelPrint
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint

GENERAL FEATURES

Power Source AC 220-240V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Approx. 1 W (standby), approx. 23 W (printing)
Temperature Range 5 - 35 °C
Humidity 10 - 90% RH
Acoustic Noise Levels Approx. 34dB (A) (quiet mode)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 453 x 293 x 170 mm
Weight Approx. 7.3 kg
Black cartridge life ¹ Print volume figures may vary with the content of the document and the print mode. Black calculation based on an average of four printers run continuously until ink out printing 1500 characters per page, normal text, in default mode on plain paper using Windows XP and Word 2003.
² Print volume figures may vary with the content of the document and the print mode. Colour calculation based on an average of four printers run continuously until ink out printing the ISO/JIS-SCID N5 pattern in default mode on plain paper using Windows XP and Photoshop 7.0.
Colour cartridge(s) life ¹ Print volume figures may vary with the content of the document and the print mode. Colour calculation based on an average of four printers run continuously until ink out printing the ISO/JIS-SCID N5 pattern in default mode on plain paper using Windows XP and Photoshop 7.0.
Interface Type - PC ¹ USB2.0 Hi-Speed is supported for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.2.7 or later (with in-built USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface only)
Minimum System Requirements ¹ USB operation can only be guaranteed on a PC with pre-installed Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows 98
  • All specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Print speeds may vary with computer system specifications and content of document printed.
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  • Specification CEL 1.1.2 280602