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Canon Pixma TR8550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Canon Pixma TR8550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the connectivity and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good views, but there are some mixed reviews about the size. The paper handling and price get critical comments.

performance, usability, design, connectivity

price, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Canon Pixma TR8550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Canon Pixma TR8550 review


A business-oriented inkjet that also prints fabulous photos

Cleverly compact design ; Helpful 4.3-inch touchscreen ; Vivid five-ink printing ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

Slow duplex printing ; Five costly cartridges to replace ; Small main paper tray ; No front USB port

The Canon Pixma TR8550 packs a lot of key features into its neatly folding desktop design, including duplex printing, Bluetooth and a huge touchscreen that makes it especially user friendly.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Canon Pixma TR8550 review


A review of the Canon Pixma TR8550, a versatile 4-in-1 printer suitable for your home office.

The relatively high cost of printing simple text documents is disappointing, but if you’re working from home and need to produce a lot of colour documents, such as presentations and brochures, then the Pixma TR8550 does offer genuinely competitive...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Good all rounder but WiFi only


Disappointed to find that there is no option to connect by cable to PC. Wireless printing from laptop, tablet and phone is great but would be nice to have cable option for PC.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (



Very pleased with my TR8550 Printing very good. Output tray could be a lot Larger/Stronger,ok for home use just a few pages at a time.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (

Good Value


Excellent value product. Fairly easy to set up with computer. Only thing I wish it had was a draft print facility. It will print normal or best print but when printing out items in order to check them over, a draft print is all that is needed.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

Excellent Printer With Great Funtionality


Having had a Canon Pixma MX855 for many years I was really happy with the quality and the functionality of the machine. So you can imagine when it just died on me trying to print my boarding pass I decided to buy the TR8550 as it was cheaper than...

Jan, 2018

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Needs manual intervention to operate


Be aware before you buy this that if you want it to operate you need to (a) manually open the control panel; and (b) manually extend the arm that catches the paper after its been printed. This was a surprise for me as I thought I was trading up from a...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

Canon PIXMA TR8550 Printer


Having had a Canon printer previously which gave very good service without faults for 8 years I selected this model to replace it. It is easy to set up and use and the quality of print is very good. Even copying documents is to a good standard.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Good quality printer


It is reasonably quiet and quick. My only negative is the slightly fiddly and small paper out tray. Overall a very neat, good printer. Very pleased with the purchase.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function:Y


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Color display:Y
Display Diagonal:4.3


Fax memory:250
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax resolution (color):200 x 200
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Group dial:99
Modem Speed:33.6
Speed dialing:Y

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:20
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Cassette, Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print,Mopria Print Service,PIXMA Cloud Link
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Power cord included:Y
Software CD:Y

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4,A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper


Color of product:Black
Copying:Colour copying
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:Colour faxing
Market positioning:Home & Office
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Product color:Black
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:Y
Standard interfaces:Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, Wireless LAN


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):15
Power consumption (off):0.3


Duplex print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:3
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
N-in-1 print function:Y
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:10
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:15


Gray scale levels:16
Input color depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Mac operating systems supported:Y
Other operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Weight & Dimensions