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Canon PIXMA iX6550

Canon PIXMA iX6550
alaScore 89

337 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and print quality. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the build quality.

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build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iX6550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 337 reviews)

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Just the job!

 

This must be one of the cheapest A3+ printers on the market.So far, great results.

Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Simple Controls

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Canon Pixma A3 printer excellent

 

This A3+ printer replaced my old HP 1220C which drove me mad with paper feed. Eventually it would only accept lightweight copy paper and was useless for coated photo paper. The Pixma only prints which is all I want it to do: doesn\'t include fax or...

Durable","Easy feed","Great Picture Quality","Lightweight","Simple Controls","Small footprint for an A3

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Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

Canon's PIXMA iX6550 inkjet printer doesn't have a scanner, copier, automatic document feeder, auto-duplex or any other complicated circuitry to confu...

Compact ; Good print quality

No networking ; Flimsy plastic build quality

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

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Canon PIXMA iX6550 review

 

Canon's PIXMA iX6550 inkjet printer doesn't have a scanner, copier, automatic document feeder, auto-duplex or any other complicated circuitry to confuse you — all it does is print documents and photos from the tiny 6x4in size all the way to A3+.

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

Expert review by:

Canon Pixma iX6550 review

 

You'll find more features available on competitors' similarly priced models, but if you value print quality and speed over extra bells and whistles then the Pixma iX6550 is definitely worth consideration.

Supports A3 printing ; High 9,600-dpi maximum resolution ; Fast printing speed

No memory cards slots or PictBridge support ; No Wi-Fi connectivity

If you need A3 printouts then the Canon Pixma iX6550 is a pretty decent option mainly due to its fairly speedy output and the high quality results it produces. However, given the lack of extras such as Wi-Fi and PictBridge support, it seems a bit...

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Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

An A3+ printer which doesn't cost the earth to buy and produces high quality images at good print speeds, particularly when printing photos.

Comparatively quick photo print ; Telescopic paper supports for small footprint ; 9,600dpi max resolution

No memory card slots or PictBridge ; No LCD display ; No wireless connection

Lift the top cover and the head carrier swings to the centre carriage position, so you can clip in the semi-permanent printhead and the five ink cartridges. These include two blacks, one for text print on plain paper and the other for photo black, to...

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Canon Pixma iX6550

 

The iX6550 isn't awash with features, but those after a somewhat compact A3 printer should find it good value.

Up to A3 printing ; Very compact for an A3 printer ; Fair print speeds, especially for A3 ; Good print quality

USB cable not supplied ; No other networking options ; Confusing page yield quotes make office economising difficult ; Plastic construction feels cheap

The only real market for an A3 printer should be folks who regularly need to print at up to A3 size. For anyone else a number of multifunction printers, including several of Canon's own would serve their purposes better, with perhaps a trip to the...

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Canon PIXMA iX6550 review

 

Canon's PIXMA iX6550 inkjet printer doesn't have a scanner, copier, automatic document feeder, auto-duplex or any other complicated circuitry to confuse you — all it does is print documents and photos from the tiny 6x4in size all the way to A3+.

Compact; Good print quality

No networking; Flimsy plastic build quality

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

Expert review by:

Canon PIXMA iX6550 A3 printer

 

This simple office or home printer handles A3 with aplomb

Compact ; Good print quality

No networking ; Flimsy plastic build quality

The Canon PIXMA iX6550 does a good job of printing A4 and A3 documents and colour photos. We don't have any real problems with it apart from the slightly plasticky build quality and lack of USB cable — otherwise it acquits itself well as a competent if...

Expert review by:

Canon Pixma iX6550

 

The iX6550 isn't awash with features, but those after a somewhat compact A3 printer should find it good value.

Up to A3 printing ; Very compact for an A3 printer ; Fair print speeds, especially for A3 ; Good print quality

USB cable not supplied ; No other networking options ; Confusing page yield quotes make office economising difficult ; Plastic construction feels cheap

The only real market for an A3 printer should be folks who regularly need to print at up to A3 size. For anyone else a number of multifunction printers, including several of Canon's own would serve their purposes better, with perhaps a trip to the...

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