Canon PIXMA TS-8050

Canon PIXMA TS-8050Canon PIXMA TS-8050

What the marketing blurb says

Canon says that the new TS8050 is 30 percent smaller than previous models in the range, and at 139mm high, 372mm wide and 324mm deep it’s certainly small enough to sit on a desk or a shelf in a home office or bedroom where space is a bit tight. However, Canon manages to pack in plenty of useful features that help to justify the printer’s relatively high cost. As well as the 9600 x 2400 dpi printing, the TS8050 includes a 2400 x 4800 dpi scanner and copier.

What Rethink Printing says

Pros

  • very compact (when not printing)
  • nice touch screen display
  • duplex
  • cd/dvd direct print
  • air print
  • google print
  • individual inks
  • 9600x2400dpi print quality
  • rear paper tray
  • SD card slot
  • dedicated photo paper tray
  • wireless

Cons

  • high cost/page (with genuine cstandard yield Cartridges)
  • the printer requires more space when printing as the output paper tray will have to extend in order to let the paper come out. So no longer that compact as claimed by Canon
  • high purchase cost from £150 to £200
  • ADF not present so single scan/copy

What our printer engineer Marius says

The purchasing cost of the printer is very high considering that a lot of the Canon inkjet printers are sold for under £120 but if you are a photo enthusiast is worth it. The individual 6 ink system will reproduce excellent photos. Using the genuine Canon standard cartridges could be rather an expensive exercise but using the high capacity version definitely will keep the cost/page down. Even better value if using Rethink cartridges which could save you up to 40% on the day to day running costs. I am glad to see that Canon has put back the rear tray which was a feature missed by many of us. As long you are buying the printer for printing mainly photographs and not to be used in the office environment in my opinion is a fantastic machine.

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