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Canon BJC-8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Canon BJC-8500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. The durability and reliability get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon BJC-8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Ben Long (

Canon BJC-8500


Outstanding plain-paper printing ; Good design and paper handling ; Impressive print quality

Buggy software requires restarting and reprinting ; No built-in USB or Ethernet support ; Buggy driver ; Slow

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

The BJC-8500 is Canon's color Bubble Jet printer designed with the graphics industry in mind. Canon combined unique printing technologies with advanced features to offer a printer capable of outstanding quality whilst also well equipped for business use. The BJC-8500 can achieve a true resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi by using Canon's brand new MicroFine Droplet Technology. This reduces the size of each drop, producing superior image quality, with the result being print outs of even better quality than silver halide photographs. P-POP Technology ensures that this level of print quality can be achieved across a wide range of papers and a wide range of applications. The BJC-8500 offers superb handling capabilities facilitating such tasks as crop marks printing and layout for pre-press artwork, making it the ideal choice in printing for the graphics and design industry. In today's business environment, the demand for efficiency and cost performance are as important as the specialist skills needed to make a business stand out. Canon has identified this and has designed the BJC-8500 to accommodate this need. The BJC-8500 features separate ink tanks with built-in ink low detectors, allowing easy replacement of only those ink tanks that are empty. This means that all the ink can be used eliminating waste completely, providing you with a cost effective and efficient solution.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe/N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon BJC




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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / Serial
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Envelopes / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Iron-on transfers / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:350sheets
Type:Personal printer


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Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later / Microsoft Windows XP