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.
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