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Canon PIXMA iP3500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the print quality and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the ink consumption and size.

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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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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.

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Canon Pixma iP3500

 

Design The Canon iP3500's design is simple and straightforward. The black-and-silver printer stands 17.2 inches wide, 11.9 inches deep, and 5.7 inches tall, and it weighs 10.8 pounds. The control panel is basically nonexistent. The only features on the...

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.

Consumer review by:

I love this printer"

 

The paper loads easily and the printer requir... 

This printer has proven to be a workhorse for my small home business. I have not had to deal with any paper jam. It prints good quality text quickly and efficiently. It wouldn't be my first choice for photos, but I didn't buy it for that purpose

The ink cartridges are expensive. I believe this is one of the banes of printers across the board

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"I love this printer"

 

The paper loads easily and the printer requires minimal maintenance overall. I'd highly recommend it for users who want an inexpensive color printer for text and diagrams. Ink cartridges can be changed quickly and easily.

This printer has proven to be a workhorse for my small home business. I have not had to deal with any paper jam. It prints good quality text quickly and efficiently. It wouldn't be my first choice for photos, but I didn't buy it for that purpose.

The ink cartridges are expensive. I believe this is one of the banes of printers across the board.

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I love this printer

 

The paper loads easily and the printer requires minimal maintenance overall. I'd highly recommend it for users who want an inexpensive color printer for text and diagrams. Ink cartridges can be changed quickly and easily.

This printer has proven to be a workhorse for my small home business. I have not had to deal with any paper jam. It prints good quality text quickly and efficiently. It wouldn't be my first choice for photos, but I didn't buy it for that purpose

The ink cartridges are expensive. I believe this is one of the banes of printers across the board

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Canon Pixma iP3500

 

The paper loads easily and the printer requires minimal maintenance overall. I'd highly recommend it for users who want an inexpensive color printer for text and diagrams. Ink cartridges can be changed quickly and easily.

This printer has proven to be a workhorse for my small home business. I have not had to deal with any paper jam. It prints good quality text quickly and efficiently. It wouldn't be my first choice for photos, but I didn't buy it for that purpose

The ink cartridges are expensive. I believe this is one of the banes of printers across the board

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"Sub par photos and many irritating flaws"

 

Annoying print path hangups and poor quality photo printing doom this Canon printer. There are simply better printers for the money.

Text printing is fast and sharp

Not a true photo quality printer and it's slow at high resolutions

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Sub par photos and many irritating flaws

 

Annoying print path hangups and poor quality photo printing doom this Canon printer. There are simply better printers for the money.

Text printing is fast and sharp

Not a true photo quality printer and it's slow at high resolutions ; The ink is expensive and not refillable

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"Great Quality Prints, horrible product to buy."

 

It's stupid of them to have used such expensive cartridges for such a cheap printer.

Prints good quality pictures, cheap price.

Takes a long time to actually start printing.

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Great Quality Prints, horrible product to buy.

 

It's stupid of them to have used such expensive cartridges for such a cheap printer.

Prints good quality pictures, cheap price

Takes a long time to actually start printing ; The MAJOR problem is that the price of the 4 ink cartridges cost more than the price of the printer itself. I paid 55$ for the printer.. the ink cartridges are 20$ each. Do the math

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

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

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

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
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