Canon i850

Canon i850 is a Photo Printer features Print Speed (up to) Black:22 ppm, Color:14 ppm, 4×6 Color Photo:Less than 48 seconds, Print Resolution (Up to) Black:600 x 600 dpi, Color:4800 x 1200 dpi, Standard Interfaces USB, IEEE 1284 parallel, Paper Sizes Letter, legal, A4, 4″ x 6″, banner paper, U.S. #10 envelopes, European DL envelopes. The Canon i850 measures 16.5″ W x 6.3″ H x 10.8″ D and weighs 7.3 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Canon i850 Reviews

ITreviews reviews the Canon i850 and writes;
” For photographs, we noticed slight banding on standard paper but that disappeared when using coated paper at higher resolutions. In this mode the quality was excellent; more than adequate for printing out digital photos at home.”
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Pcmag reviews the Canon i850 and writes;
” On our tests, image quality was excellent overall, with crisp, highly readable text, brilliant colors in graphics, and true photo quality for photos.”
Rating: ★★★★★

CNET reviews the Canon i850 and writes;
“On the other hand, this photo printer came through where it counts; our jury unanimously gave it the highest possible score on the photo tests. The i850’s pictures were crisp and detailed, maintaining great color balance.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Canon i850 User Reviews

Amazing printer
“I bought this printer based on the feedback I read here because I too couldn’t find it in the stores anywhere and I am so glad that I did. I could not be happier with it! It is extremely quiet, unbelievably fast and produces amazing pictures. Everyone that comes to my house and sees it printing are shocked by the quality and even more impressed when I tell them how cheap it was to purchase! I don’t have one negative thing to say about this printer and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants an inexpensive, amazing all around printer!” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

An Excellent Printer from Canon – i850
“CANON i850 is one of the best printers I ‘ve ever purchased. The Photo print quality is Very Very Good. I ‘ve printed some 8X11 photos on glossy photo paper and I was skeptic about the quality but they came out Very Good. The 4X6 and 5X7 pictures came out Excellent, I can’t even tell that if they are from a printer or from a store. It does an excellent job with text and graphics as well. I love my new CANON i850 Printer!. I will recommend this printer as a VERY GOOD choice.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

Brilliant colour
“A Canon (and Apple) printer fan, my husband purchased an HP deskjet. While it was sufficient, the colour was never very good for photos, so we decided to go for a new photo printer. For me, Canon was the only choice – we are thrilled with our purchase. The colour is brilliant and photos are sharp. It also handles regular paper very well, and produces good quality documents. This is certainly an excellent buy for someone who wants a decent printer at an affordable price. “ – by Sara Westhead
Rating: ★★★★★

Better than I hoped for
“I am amazed by the quality of the prints I am getting with this printer. The colors are vivid and the detail is rich. In fact the prints are much better than I was getting from my old 35mm camera and better than the digital prints I was getting from professional photo printers. “ – by James Queenan
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent printer
“I wanted a printer that printed good photos, and this printer is awesome. I like it very much. It’s extremely quiet, very fast, and does not take a lot of desk space. We have a laser printer for plain black/white text printing, but I did try the text printing capabilities of this printer and they are very good. “ – by P. Manfredi
Rating: ★★★★★

A great all-around printer at an attractive price
“I’ve had the printer for a month now and printed numerous documents and photos, but all ink cartidges remain nearly 100% full! Not to mention its superb print quality and speed!!! Now I can just print whatever I want without worrying about my pocket! You can’t go wrong with the Canon i850, especially if you are concerned about ink costs.” – by Kwan Lui
Rating: ★★★★★

Fast and Top Quality – Take it from a PRINTER
“Since I have converted to these printers I have sold off all of my heavy printing presses and equipment and now I can get even BETTER quality text, photo, and color registration without the messy setup of a press. I have been a commercial printer for more than 20 years and if these printers pass my standards for quality text, color, and photos you know they’re good. I produce letterheads, envelopes, carbonless invoice forms, postcards, brochures, all with color or photos and with the Canon programs I can adjust colors and photos easily.” – by Mike Deni
Rating: ★★★★★

Simply Superb
“I use the Canon i850 printer with my Canon D60 (6 MP) camera. Simply stated, I get lab quality results on my photographs with the printer. I have been very happy with the prints, but I must provide two items that are of special concern. First, I have had disasterous results with ink refill kits. While the generic inks work fine, the refill inks have been problematic, resulting in clogged jets and flat looking photos.” – by James B North
Rating: ★★★★★

11 months later
“I heard Howard Stern talk about how great canon printers are but he had a hard time finding replacement ink for it. So I started reading reviews for all printers and canon had great reviews for most of their printers and found replacemnet ink all over ebay. I decided on the I850 and was very happy with it quiet, fast and great prints. I tried other “like canon” photo paper but soon learned to stick with genuine canon paper for best results.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★


Canon i850 Brochure & User Guide

Canon i850 Brochure
Canon i850 User Guide for Windows
Canon i850 User Guide for Mac

Features & Specifications

Canon i850 Features

The Ideal Printer: Speed, Performance and Borderless Photos.
The i850 speeds through projects–including photo-quality printing–at up to 22 ppm in black and 14 ppm in color (using high-speed Draft mode), offering an unbeatable combination of quality and speed. When the printer is used with Canon Photo Paper Pro, your favorite photos should retain their brilliance for up to 25 years. Enjoy true-to-life photos with an ultrahigh resolution of up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution. The i850’s borderless photo capability gives you photo-lab-quality 4-x-6-inch prints in just 48 seconds each. The i850 uses Canon’s unique Think Tank System, which governs individual ink tanks with intelligent ink management to simplify use and hold down printing costs.

A new breakthrough: 2 picoliter ultra-fine droplets.
The i850 introduces a new printhead with a unique combination of 5 pl droplets (for coverage) and 2 pl droplets (for photo-realism). Plus, Advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology includes an exclusive 1,600-nozzle system that ejects consistent droplets of a prescribed volume in ultrafine sizes with remarkable accuracy. This printer also uses Precision Color Distribution Technology to virtually eliminate color variance and banding problems often found with conventional high-speed, bidirectional printing.

Easy-PhotoPrint software and Exif Print: smart photo processing of digital camera images.
The i850 supports ExifPrint 2.2 (Exchangeable Image Format File), a worldwide standard for high-quality digital photos. The i850’s exclusive Easy-PhotoPrint software delivers the potential of ExifPrint. When a digital camera with ExifPrint technology captures a photo, it saves important camera settings and shooting conditions in the resulting JPEG image file. Easy-PhotoPrint analyzes the recorded data, then automatically adjusts printer driver levels and image-correction settings for optimal processing.

With its built-in paper feeder, the i850 handles 150 sheets of 24-pound paper, 80 sheets of high-resolution paper, 20 sheets of glossy 4-x-6-inch photo cards, 10 sheets of 8.5-x-11-inch glossy photo paper, or 30 transparency sheets.

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