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Canon PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer

Item # CNIP8500 (Part # 9325A001AA)
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8-color printing for professional results

The PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer features the Canon 8-color ChromaPLUS ink system for richer, more true-to-life color reproduction that will satisfy even the most demanding photographer. Its addition of red and green ink tanks expands the color spectrum to a level achieved only by professional printers and the difference is vividly clear. Plus, Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a high-performance print head with an amazing 6,144 nozzles, ejecting precise, consistent droplets as small as 2 picoliters. The result? Richer images with improved brilliancy rivaling that of positive film. Your images will come to life as never before.


This feature-rich printer even lets you print without a computer: simply connect any PictBridge compatible1 digital camera or DV camcorder, and print! You can also produce edge-to-edge true borderless photos in 4" x 6", 5" x 7" and 8.5" x 11" in. sizes, with the look and feel of traditional photographs. How fast? Thanks to those 6,144 nozzles, a 4" x 6" borderless print takes approximately 21 seconds.2 Plus its USB Hi-Speed interface enables fast data transfers from your computer, reducing total print time.


Canon Think Tank System

This unique system, with its eight individual ink tanks, lets you replace only the color that runs out, rather than an entire cartridge containing unused ink. Plus, a unique low-ink sensor alerts you when ink levels are low, so you are prepared to just drop in a new tank as needed. Bottom line: more efficient printing with lower costs.


Advanced paper handling

With a dual paper path, you can print 2 sided or just keep photo paper stored in one tray and plain paper in another. You're always ready to print - no paper switching required.




  • 8 color ChromaPLUS ink system for expanded color gamut
  • 6,144 nozzles for exceptional photo speed, borderless 4" x 6" photographs in approx. 21 seconds
  • Dual paper path with built-in 2 sided printing
  • Microscopic 2 picoliter droplets for virtually grain-fee photos
  • Direct photo printing from PictBridge compatible digital cameras & DV camcorders
  • 8 individual ink tanks help reduce waste and can save you money




Print Speed (up to):

Black: 16 ppm (approx. 3.8 seconds/page)*

Color: 12 ppm (approx. 5 seconds/page)*

4x6 Color Photo: 4x6 borderless photo: approx. 21 seconds*


Number of Nozzles:

Color: 768 x 8 colors (C, M, Y, Bk, PC, PM, R, G)

Total: 6,144


Print Resolution: (up to)

Black: 4800 x 2400 dpi**

Color: 4800 x 2400 dpi**


OS Compatibility:

Windows XP/Me/2000/98; Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X v10.2.1 to 10.3.x


Standard Interfaces:

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and Direct Print Port (cables not included)


Ink Compatibility: BCI-6Bk Black ink tank, BCI-6C Cyan ink tank, BCI-6M Magenta ink tank, BCI-6Y Yellow ink tank, BCI-6PC Photo Cyan ink tank, BCI-6PM Photo Magenta ink tank, BCI-6R Red ink tank, BCI-6G Green ink tank


Ink Droplet Size: 2 picoliters


Buffer/Ram: 80KB


Paper Sizes: Letter, Legal, Credit Card (2.13" x 3.39"), 4" x 6," 5" x 7," U.S. #10 Envelopes


Paper Compatibility: Plain paper, U.S. #10 envelopes; Canon Specialty Papers: Glossy Photo Paper (4x6, letter), High Resolution Paper (letter), Matte Photo Paper (letter), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (4x6, 5x7, letter), Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (5x7, letter), Photo Paper Plus Semi Gloss (4x6, letter), Photo Paper Pro (4x6, letter), Bubble Jet Transparencies (letter)


Noise Level (Approx.): 36 dB(A) in the best quality mode


Physical Dimensions: 17.8"(W) x 6.7"(H) x 11.5"(D)


Weight: 15.4 lbs.


Power Source: 120V AC, 60Hz


Warranty: Toll-free technical phone support plus 1-year limited warranty.?


Software Included: CD-ROM including Printer Driver, Setup Software and User's Guide, Electronic Photo Application Guide, Electronic User's Guide, e-registration, Easy-PhotoPrint 3.0 (Windows/Mac), PhotoRecord (Windows), Easy-WebPrint (Windows only, requires Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5, version 6.0 recommended)

PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer
PIXMA iP8500 Print Head
Ink Tanks: BCI-6Bk Black, BCI-6C Cyan, BCI-6M Magenta, BCI-6Y Yellow, BCI-6PC Photo Cyan, BCI-6PM Photo Magenta, BCI-6R Red, BCI-6G Green
Canon Photo Paper Pro for Borderless Printing 4" x 6" Sample Pack
Power Cord
Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM
Documentation Kit
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