Canon i250

Canon i250 is a Color Bubble Jet Printer features Print Speed (up to) Black:12 ppm (approx. 5 seconds per page), Color:9 ppm (approx. 6.6 seconds per page), Print Resolution (Up to) Black:600 x 600 dpi, Color:4800 x 1200 dpi, USB (cable not included), Paper Sizes Letter, Legal, A4, A5, U.S. #10 or European Envelopes, Automatic Sheet Feeder 100 sheets @ paper weight 17 lb. The Canon i250 measures 15.2″ W x 6.5″ H x 7.7″ D and weighs 3.75 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon i250 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Canon i250 and writes;
” Photo prints are surprisingly good for printers in this price range. The level of detail in both dark shadows and highlights is impressive. The printer driver also has an automatic color adjustment feature (it’s off by default), which does an excellent job of rebalancing an image that might be over- or underexposed.”
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User Opinions

Canon i250 User Reviews

Good printer but a little noisy
“I love this printer. It has a small footprint, low cost ink, great print quality, fast print speed, and easy to use printer drivers. I also like the Paper In Tray which can be closed to cover the printer to keep dust out. However, it is much noiser than my old Canon S200 printer. It also takes a while for it to complete its warm-up routing before it actually starts printing. But when it does start printing it is fast.” – by “jesse0125”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Super Printer
“the Canon i250 allows me to print wonderfully what I thought only higher tech/higher priced printers would! I’ve been able to print greeting cards, as well as photos and crisply clear documents. The i250 only takes seconds to warm up, and each print job is done quickly and beautifully. This printer allows one to choose a variety of print qualities and paper types to ensure the best print for each job. Set up was super easy, as is the printer’s use.” – by “kestabrook”
Rating: ★★★★★

Great printer for its price range
“I didn’t have high expectations for this low-priced printer, but it has certainly surprised me with its quality and speed. Draft mode for black-and-white pages to save ink is still very presentable, while color pages at normal and high quality are good. It was also easy to install and doesn’t take up too much space..” – by CF
Rating: ★★★★★

Perfect inexpensive ink-jet
“Considering this printer costs less than the ink for most other ink-jet printers, it has far exceeded my expectations. It prints quickly and has accurate color, what more can you ask from a $50 printer?…” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

A Student’s Dream Printer
“I am a college student, and I bought the i250 seeking a small, efficient printer for printing papers, etc. It is wonderful! It is clean and compact, very quick, and the quality is way beyond what I expected for a $50 printer. I highly recommend it for the student who wants efficiency and convenience for as little cash as possible. Also, ink cartridges are super cheap, which is a major plus.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

Good stuff
“I bought this printer because of the good reviews here, and I was not at all disappointed. This printer is better than the $100 one I had before! It is a little loud, but the print quality is excellent, and it doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. Not to mention the $6 ink cartridges. You’re not going to find a better deal if you want a printer for text documents and the like.” – by Cynthia Hawes
Rating: ★★★★★

Another Good Canon Product
“For an economy priced printer, this one does it all without complaint. The quality of the print, both color and black, is good as well as the speed of the printing. It makes a bit of a racket when printing but you quickly learn to live with the clanky noise. I’ve had no paper jams so far which is good. The printer is compact and will fit into a small space. The ink cartridges are reasonably priced which is another plus.” – by Geezer Guy
Rating: ★★★★★

A great little printer at a value price
“First off, the quality of printing was surprising for a standard, 4 ink printer, even on digital photos. For photo prints, does it perform as well as, say, an HP Photosmart 7960 with its 8 inks (which is over 4x the cost)? Of course it doesn’t. But for routine use, even on the occasional photo, it’s really not bad. When in its normal printing mode, it’s not a speed demon, but it does perform reasonably well, and is typical of printers in its class….” – by GadgetGuy
Rating: ★★★★☆

No Frills Printer that will save you a LOT of money
“The only minor complaint I have is that being a bubble jet, high quality print in both BW and color can take a little while to dry, but other than this – it’s a wonderful budget package, with a well known and respected name. If you’re into CAD or high quality photo reproduction, imaging and such like then this is not for you – but if you print a lot of draft quality documents, and have a family especially who churn out pages of printed matter per day, this will serve you well, and save you a LOT of money…” – by A.M.Boughey
Rating: ★★★★☆


Canon i250 Brochure & User Guide

Canon i250 Brochure
Canon i250 User Guide for Windows
Canon i250 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon i250 Features

Quality. Simplicity. Must-Have Price.
Advanced printing technology, exceptional value.

The Canon i250 Color Bubble Jet Printer delivers crisp text, no-hassle printing and high-quality photos from the Web – all at an exceptional value. It achieves up to 12 ppm in black and up to 9 ppm in color while delivering a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 color dpi*. Canon’s advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology™ uses a revolutionary nozzle system that ejects microscopic, prescribed-volume droplets with remarkable accuracy for smoother, virtually grain-free images. The i250 printer’s stylish, compact design fits nicely into any home office or work area, especially if space is limited.

Quality documents and photos – fast.
The i250 printer offers excellent performance in a compact design. Your printed letters, reports and e-mails will look sharp and bold, with text that is well defined and black, not muddy or gray, because of the pigment-based black ink. Let’s talk speed: its approximately 5-second-per-page monochrome text speed is incredibly fast and you can produce a quality color photo of family or friends in just minutes. The i250 printer is faster and more convenient than a trip to the local photo mini-lab.

Exclusive Canon features.
The i250 printer includes Canon exclusive Easy-PhotoPrint software that makes it simple to more faithfully reproduce digitally captured colors. Printer driver settings are automatically adjusted for the paper type selected to optimize print quality. Print quality of digital images is improved by reducing “Photo Noise” and boosting color saturation with “Vivid Photo” driver enhancements.

To eliminate the hassles of web printing Canon developed Easy-WebPrint** software. Easy-WebPrint is a toolbar for Microsoft® Internet Explorer that automatically scales web pages to fit the width of the paper. Web pages that might otherwise print with the right edge clipped off will now fit on your printed page. Background colors on web pages can be easily printed and multiple pages can be formatted to print on a single multi-column page. Whether printing text, web pages or photos you’ll get phenomenal results right from the start.

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