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Canon PIXMA iP3500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Canon PIXMA iP3500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the noise and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas the ink consumption and size get less positive views.

performance, price, usability, design, noise

reliability, size, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iP3500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PIXMA iP3500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iP3500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the ink consumption and durability, and there are some mixed opinions about the noise.

price, performance, usability, design, print quality

reliability, durability, ink consumption

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Pixma iP3500 Photo Printer (2170B002)Canon Pixma iP3500 Photo Printer (2170B002)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Canon Canon Pixma iP3500

 

The Canon Pixma iP3500 inkjet printer is ambitious, squeezing a lot of printer functionality into an inexpensive package. While it falls short in some ways, it's still a great value.

Fast; low-priced; crisp, black text ; Has a second input tray

Crowded design; inscrutable buttons ; Fleshtones tend to be yellowish

The Pixma iP3500 offers impressive speed, very good output, and useful features for a low price.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

Canon Pixma iP3500 review

 

The Canon Pixma iP3500 is a low-cost, single-function printer designed for home users with light printing needs. Happily, this $80 inkjet's output quality is good enough for not only general personal use--printing e-mails and directions--but it also...

Great print quality; print speeds are on a par with the competition's; PictBridge-enabled; IrDA-enabled; two paper sources.

No extra features.

The Canon Pixma iP3500 inkjet printer is a great choice for home users who have basic print needs but still want good-looking prints.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon Pixma iP3500 Inkjet Printer

 

The iP3500 inkjet printer offers impressive speed, very good output, and useful features for a low price.

Fast; low-priced; crisp, black text; has a second input tray

Crowded design, inscrutable buttons, flesh tones tend to be yellowish

One of the better budget inkjet printers, the Canon Pixma iP3500 hits the spot offering above average performance and a decent amount of features for a fair price.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon Pixma iP3500

 

Fast ; low-priced ; crisp, black text ; has a second input tray

Crowded design, inscrutable buttons, flesh tones tend to be yellowish

One of the better budget inkjet printers, the Canon Pixma iP3500 hits the spot offering above average performance and a decent amount of features for a fair price.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon Pixma iP3500 review

 

Canon's mid-range iP3500 has some useful extras, including a PictBridge port to print direct from compatible cameras and the ability to print onto printable CDs.

Middle of the road, but above average. Good for documents; photos could be better.

Dec, 2007

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon Pixma iP3500 inkjet printer

 

The Canon Pixma iP3500 inkjet printer offers impressive speed, very good output, and useful features for a low price.

The Canon Pixma iP3500 hits the sweet spot among inkjet printers, offering a fair number of features and performance for the price. It's one of the better low-cost printers we've seen.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (cnet.com.au)

Canon Pixma iP3500

 

The Canon Pixma iP3500 inkjet printer is a great choice for home users who have basic print needs but still want good-looking prints.

Great print quality ; Print speeds on par with the competition ; PictBridge- and IrDA-enabled ; Two paper sources

No extra features

Canon offers a standard one-year warranty for the Pixma iP3500. E-mail support is available 24-7 via a Web-based form. Canon's standard online support options include downloadable drivers and software, manuals, and FAQs.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jayesh Limaye (techtree.com)

Canon PIXMA iP3500

 

Finally, a home printer that doesn't fail to keep its promises

Excellent print quality (both text and photo), fast speeds

Jagged edges in text, no memory card reader, a little pricey

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Canon Pixma iP3500 inkjet printer

 

The Canon Pixma iP3500 hits the sweet spot among inkjet printers, offering a fair number of features and performance for the price. It's one of the better low-cost printers we've seen.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Mark (newegg.com)

Heck of a printer

 

Newegg, as always, was very prompt with processing and shipping. This unit has the price tag of an economy printer, but the performance of a professional photo lab printer. Noticeable difference between standard and high quality.

High quality color photo print, super fast even at highest print quality setting, and a bigger black ink tank and three seperate color ink tanks instead of the infamous tri-color cartridges. Ink dries very fast and despite printing off numerous photos...

Um, I didn't get this sooner? Ok maybe it is a hair noisy while printing, but it's not exactly like I'm trying to sleep while submitting print jobs

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Enjoy photo lab quality prints with fine detail and smooth color gradations, thanks to 2pl ink droplets and a high 4800x1200dpi print resolution. Print a 10x15cm borderless photo in approx. 47 seconds in Standard Mode . Print photos directly from your PictBridge-ready digital camera or camcorder. Auto Image Fix automatically enhances your photos. Apply Red Eye Removal, face brightening and more with the image editing software. ChromaLife100 delivers beautiful, long-lasting prints with longevity up to 100 years. Print documents perfectly at up to 25ppm in mono or 17ppm in color. Whether homework, paperwork, weekend work or web pages, this printer handles it all. All 4 Single Ink tanks can be replaced separately, minimizing ink wastage and maximizing savings. A smart LED light flashes to alert you when a color is running low or needs replacement. Two paper trays hold photo and plain paper. Quick-Start gets your PIXMA going fast, with instant use of functions. MP Navigator EX software makes every stage of operation easier.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.9in
Height:5.7in
Weight:10.8lbs
Width:17.2in

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):11

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:iP3500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, 54 x 86mm / 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, 54 x 86mm\n

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 105 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):11

Print Quality

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Direct print USB / USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):17ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / High resolution paper / Iron-on transfers / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Two-sided photo paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Photo printer

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):24 / 25
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):17

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Operating acoustic emission:36.5

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista / Windows XP SP1, SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4\nMac OS X v.10.2.8 - v.10.4
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:400
Minimum processor:Pentium II 300 MHz/PowerPC G3
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:SVGA 800x600\nCD-ROM
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.2 x 11.9 x 5.71
DVD/CD printing: No
Network ready: No
Operating acoustic emission:36.5
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Print technology:Inkjet

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9
Height:5.71
Weight:10.8 / 172.8
Width:17.2