PIXMA iP8500 Bubble Jet Printer
Superior professional quality. The definitive photo printer.
PIXMA iP8500 Bubble Jet Printer
PIXMA – A REVOLUTION IN PRINTING
23 years ago, the Canon Bubble Jet printer redefined home and office printing. Now, Canon introduces the new
generation of printers – PIXMA.
PIXMA is the direct result of Canon’s expertise in print-head technology, photography and copying. It brings new
standards of print quality to photographic printing. And with an inkjet print-head that’s one of the world’s most
sophisticated, PIXMA delivers unsurpassed speed and reliability.
BRILLIANT IMAGES. SHARPER TEXT. FASTER PRINTING
Canon’s new PIXMA Bubble Jet printers are the first to feature the FINE print-head. FINE places
microscopic 2 picolitre ink droplets on the page with unparalleled accuracy and consistency.
These droplets are smaller than what is visible to the human eye. This level of precision creates
outstanding photo quality and razor-sharp text.
The FINE print-head also features a greater number of ink nozzles to achieve faster printing speeds.
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Image simulation
PROFESSIONAL QUALITY PHOTO PRINTS. FAST
2 picolitre FINE technology produces enhanced shading and fine
detail for superb images.
Features ChromaPLUS 8 individual ink tanks, with additional red
and green inks for greater range of colour, saturation and contrast.
2 picolitre FINE technology eliminates graininess to
produce razor-sharp images
Expanded colour
gamut provides better
colour reproduction
Image simulation
iP8500
(mesh)
8-colour model
(solid)
6-colour ink
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iP8500 8-colour ink, for increased
vibrancy and contrast
Produces images of such professional quality, they compare to positive film.
Dedicated ICC profiles are provided for printing Adobe RGB
images to retain a wide colour range.
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Creates true borderless 6" x 4", 5" x 7" and A4 size photos.
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Produces high-definition prints and documents at up to 4800 x 2400 dpi.1
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Prints up to 17 ppm black and 15 ppm colour.2 Prints a borderless
6" x 4" photo in around 21 seconds.2
Direct Printing (camera not included)
CONVENIENT, VERSATILE PRINTING
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Print directly from any compatible digital camera using Bubble Jet Direct
or PictBridge technology, the industry standard for direct printing
– no computer required.3
Quickly and easily prints high-quality images and text directly onto
printable CD-R and DVD-R media, via a convenient front-loading tray.4
Sophisticated functionality makes operation and maintenance simple.
Prints directly on CD-R and DVD-R media
GREAT VALUE AND VERSATILITY
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Stores each ink colour in separate, transparent ink tanks so that when one colour has run out,
only that ink tank needs to be replaced, which saves you money.
Includes a dual paper-path, so that paper can be loaded from the auto sheet-feeder (ASF)
or front cassette, perfect for switching between plain paper and photo paper.
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Convenient automatic duplex unit allows for double-sided printing, reducing paper wastage.
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Large plain paper capacity up to 300 sheets.
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Paper can be fed and ejected at the front, allowing the printer to be positioned against a wall
to save you space.
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The stylish design will complement any home or office environment.
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USB 2.0 high-speed ensures fast data transfer, so you don’t have to waste time waiting.
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Easy-PhotoPrint – Easy-to-use application for printing
out digital photos, retouching portraits and lab-quality
trimming. Easy-PhotoPrint can also be used in
conjunction with Digital Photo Professional* to enable
images photographed in Adobe RGB colour space with a Canon digital
SLR to be printed with full and faithful colour reproduction.
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EASY-TO-USE SOFTWARE
Easy-WebPrint – Prevents unwanted trimming of the right hand side
of printed web pages, eliminating waste and frustration.
PhotoRecord – Makes it easy for you to create beautiful photo albums
complete with creative layouts and captions.
CD-LabelPrint – Allows quick and easy printing directly onto printable
CD-R and DVD-R media.
*RAW image processing software application supplied with many high-end Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras.
CHOOSE FROM GENUINE CANON PAPER AND INKS
To get the most brilliant results from your Canon printer, we recommend you use
genuine Canon papers and inks. Canon papers and inks are designed to complement
the new FINE print-head technology so, when used together, you’re assured of
receiving the optimal quality and longevity of photos, print after print.
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Print on a wide variety of paper types, including: Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper
Plus Glossy, Matte Photo Paper and Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss.
Photo Paper Pro now gives you up to 100 years’
permanence, producing prints which will last well
over a lifetime when stored in a photo album.5
New Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101D) allows for
double-sided photo printing, which is not only economical,
but also allows you to be as creative as you like.
Auto Duplex Printing with double-sided
photo printing
PIXMA iP8500 Bubble Jet Printer Specifications
PRINTABLE AREA
Top Margin: 3mm
Bottom Margin: 5mm
Horizontal max: 203mm
Borderless photo printing: Top and Bottom margin: 0mm
Horizontal max: up to 216mm
PRINTER FUNCTIONS
PAPER FEEDING
Automatic feed
PRINTING METHOD
Bubble Jet ink-on-demand with advanced FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle
Engineering) technology
GENERAL FEATURES
Weight: approx. 7.3 kg
Power Source: AC 220-240V, 50 / 60Hz
Power Consumption: Max: 23W (printing), Standby: 1W
Acoustic Noise Level: 36dB (A) in best quality mode
Operating Environment: Temperature: 5-35ºC, Humidity: 10-90% RH (no condensation)
Storage Environment: Temperature: 0-40ºC, Humidity: 5-95% RH (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 453 x 293 x 170mm (minimum dimensions with paper trays
and extensions closed)
PRINTING SPEED1
Monochrome: approx. 17 ppm†
Colour Graphics: approx. 15 ppm††
Glossy Photo Print (8" x 10" image on PP-101 Draft): approx. 0.86 ppm†††
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (6" x 4"): approx. 21 seconds borderless
MAXIMUM PRINTING RESOLUTION
4800 x 2400 dpi
BORDERLESS PRINTING
A4, Letter, 5" x 7", 6" x 4", Credit Card (2.1" x 3.4")
BUNDLED SOFTWARE
Windows ® : Easy-PhotoPrint, Easy-WebPrint, PhotoRecord, CD-LabelPrint
Macintosh® : Mac OS 9.x: Easy-PhotoPrint, Mac OS X v 10.2.x: Easy-PhotoPrint,
CD-LabelPrint
INK TANK
BCI-6G/R/PM/PC/C/M/Y/Bk – individual Colour ink tanks
INK YIELD
Black: approx. 740 pages* / approx. 1100 pages**
Colour: Cyan: approx. 1100 / Magenta: approx. 790 / Yellow: approx. 540 pages /
Photo Cyan: approx. 380 / Photo Magenta: approx. 280 / Red: approx. 2300 /
Green: approx. 2300 pages**
INTERFACE
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, USB, Direct Print Port (PictBridge / Bubble Jet Direct)
COMPATIBLE OS (Printer Driver)
USB: Windows® XP/2000/Me/98. Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X v 10.2.x
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Windows® XP/2000. Mac OS X v 10.2.7 or later
PAPER HANDLING AND CAPACITY
300 sheets (ASF + Paper cassette)
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows ® : Use a computer equipped to operate Windows® XP/2000/Me/98.
Integrated USB interface, CD-ROM. HDD space for driver installation;
Windows® XP/2000: 50MB, Windows® Me/98: 15MB
Macintosh® : Use a Macintosh® equipped with USB interface to run Mac OS 9.x
or Mac OS X v.10.2.x
USB interface, CD-ROM. HDD space for driver installation;
Mac OS 9.x: 30MB, Mac OS X v.10.2.x: 100MB
APPROX. PAPER HANDLING (ASF / Paper Cassette)
Plain Paper (13mm): 150 / 150
Super White Paper (SW-201): 100 / 100
High Resolution Paper(HR-101N): 80 / 80
Photo Paper Pro (PR-101): A4: 10, 6" x 4": 20 / A4: 10, 6" x 4": 20
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101): A4 / 5" x 7": 10, 6" x 4": 20 / A4 / 5" x 7": 10,
6" x 4": 20
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-101): A4: 10, 6" x 4": 20 / A4: 10, 6" x 4": 20
Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401): A4: 10, 6" x 4" / Credit card: 20 / A4: 10, 6" x 4": 20
Matte Photo Paper (MP-101): A4: 10 / A4: 10
Photo Paper Plus Double sided (PP-101D): A4 / 5" x 7": 10 / A4 / 5" x 7": 10
Photo Stickers (PS-101): 1 / N/A
Envelope (DL, Com. #10): 10 / 5
Transparencies (CF-102): 30 / 30
T-Shirt Transfers (TR-301): 1 / 1
DIRECT PRINT FUNCTIONS 6
Cameras: Canon Bubble Jet Direct or PictBridge compatible digital cameras
and digital video cameras
Paper Size: A4, 5" x 7", 6" x 4", Letter, Credit card, Photo Stickers (PS-101)
Supported Functions: Exif Print, Trimming, DPOF (Bubble Jet Direct only)
SUPPORTED PAPER SIZES
A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL, Com. #10), 5" x 7", 6" x 4", Credit card (2.1" x 3.4")
INCLUDED IN THE BOX
PIXMA iP8500 Bubble Jet printer, CD Tray, Driver and software for Windows® and
Macintosh®, 8 individual ink tanks, 12 month warranty card, Permanent Print head,
Power cable, Quick Set-up guide book
SUPPORTED PAPER WEIGHTS
64-105g/m2 (supports Photo Paper Plus Double sided PP-101D 273g/m2)
*Black text: 1500 characters per page, normal text, at default and plain paper mode with Windows
XP using Word 2003.
** Colour: based on printing ISO/JIS-SCID no. 5 pattern at default and plain paper mode with
Windows XP using Adobe® Photoshop 7.0
PRINT SPEED GUIDES
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Black Text
(MEMO) A4
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Text & Photo
A4
The 1 year warranty can be upgraded to 3 years for a minimal cost and
is backed by Canon’s Customer Care Info-Line support. Driver updates and
Technical Support are also available from our websites
– canon.com.au or canon.co.nz
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Photo A4
(Image 8" x 10")
(Photo courtesy of SOUIS-SCIO
reprinted by permission)
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1. Ink droplets can be placed with a pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
2. Print speed dependent on the complexity of the document being printed,
type of paper used and does not take into account data processing time on
host computer.
3. PictBridge camera direct and Bubble Jet Direct printing requires PictBridge or
Bubble Jet Direct compatible digital cameras in order to function. Check with
your digital camera manufacturer or user’s guide to determine PictBridge or
Bubble Jet Direct compatibility.
4. Requires CD-R media with inkjet compatible printing surface – check suitability
before attempting to print on the media.
5. 100 Years’ Life in a Photo Album. Kept in a photo album, shut out light and air
(gas), temperature 23 degrees and 50% humidity. Predicted value from the
accelerated test. When printed with genuine Canon inks on Photo Paper Pro.
Result may vary based on individual environmental factors. For more information,
please visit canon.com.au/news/story_565.html
6. Check individual cameras for compatibility.
All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method. All specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Camera shown to demonstrate PictBridge functionality is not included with the
PIXMA iP8500 Bubble Jet printer.
Canon Australia proudly supports recycling of printer cartridges through the
Cartridges 4 Planet Ark programme.
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