Canon PIXMA iX6850

What the marketing blurb says

Canon’s newer PIXMA iX6850 is an inkjet printer capable of handling paper up to A3+ (329x483mm), making it ideal for offices where A3 plans/diagrams are required. It’s pitched as an office printer and with its maximum resolution of 9,600 x 2,400 dots per inch (dpi) and five-ink print cartridges it should be capable of delivering high-quality glossy photos on coated paper. The iX6850 has the typical good looks of the PIXMA range, and is made from high-quality glossy black plastic. It feels like a solid product, with proper paper input and output trays that extend to almost fully support sheets of A3+ paper, and which have minimal flex when heavily loaded.

What Rethink Printing says


  • The ix6850 is cheap to run, able to use the XL cartridges and comes with software to complement the image editing
  • Wireless and wired connectivity became very handy when more than one person is using it


  • The input and output trays can be partially retracted when you’re using smaller paper sizes, but when fully extended the iX6850 needs lots of desk space
  • There is not much of a display on the printer, which can make it the wireless set up quite tricky
  • There is no SD card
  • A lack of automatic double-sided printing and single paper tray are the biggest drawbacks of this machine

What our printer engineer Marius says

Overall one of the cheapest standalone A3+ printers to run.

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