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.