Canon PI XMA iP8750

Qual­ity A3 photo print­ing at a rea­son­able price

NPhoto - - Test Team -

a3+ printer

£350, $225

There was a time when A3 print­ers would break the bank (and prob­a­bly your desk), but Canon’s new PIXMA iP8750 cuts the price tag and the bulk. Mea­sur­ing 590x331x159mm, it’s com­fort­ably more com­pact than its big­ger brother, the PRO-100.

For­tu­nately a smaller size hasn’t re­duced per­for­mance. With top print qual­ity set­tings, an A3 borderless print emerges in a whisker un­der four min­utes, or just over two min­utes if you down­size to A4. And it’s not all quan­tity and no qual­ity ei­ther. Beau­ti­fully sat­u­rated colours are com­ple­mented by ac­cu­rate skin tones, and greyscale prints look the part too, though these do show a faint cyan colour cast if you re­ally scru­ti­nise them.

Our test chart proved how well the iP8750 main­tains greyscale sep­a­ra­tion. How­ever, the fine di­ag­o­nal and cir­cu­lar test pat­terns were slightly pix­e­lated com­pared to the pro­fes­sion­al­stan­dard PRO-100’s out­put. Still, real-world prints are un­likely to show these mi­nor flaws, and you’d need to shell out about 60% more for the PRO-100 to do bet­ter.

The iP8750 is known as the iP8720 in the US, where it’s a real bar­gain at just $225

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