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Canon Pixma iP8500



iP8500 (Windows) Printer Driver



Canon Pixma iP8500 Color Photo Printer


The iP8500's driver lets you quickly setup the printer by simply choosing the Media Type (Plain Paper, Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Plus Glossy, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided, Glossy Photo Paper, Matte Photo Paper, High Resolution Paper, T-Shirt Transfer, Transparency, Envelope or Other Photo Paper), the Paper Source (Paper Feed Switch, Auto Sheet Feeder, Cassette or Paper Allocation [if Paper Allocation is selected, the printer switches the paper feed automatically according to the settings that you manually enter]) and the Print Quality setting (High, Standard, Draft or Custom). The optimum Quality is automatically selected depending on the Media Type but you can manually select it using the Custom option. By default the driver is set for Auto color adjustment or that can be manually selected as well. The default options produce the best quality printouts at the fastest print speed.

The "Grayscale Printing" box if checked will cause a color image to be printed in grayscale. The "Preview before printing" box will enable the Print Preview feature.



Canon Pixma iP8500 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer

Clicking on the Custom button for Quality lets you manually select the printing speed from Fast to Fine. You can also select the desired Halftoning options. By default when using the Standard quality setting this slider is at the "3" position, the High quality setting is "2" and you can manually select "1" by clicking on the Custom button. The lower the number, the longer the print time -- but on this printer even printing with the "1" setting was incredibly fast.



Canon Pixma iP8500 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer

Clicking on the Manual button for Color Correction lets you manually adjust the individual colors as well as the intensity. Here you can enable/disable ICM ( Windows Intelligent Color Matching), select a Print Type (Auto, Photo, Graphic, None) and Brightness (Light, Normal, Dark) setting.



Canon Pixma iP8500 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer

Clicking on the Print Advisor button brings up this screen. It's kind of a built in FAQ to educate you on what settings are best for what media and etc.



Canon Pixma iP8500 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer

The Page Layout options let you select the Page Size (see below), Orientation (portrait or landscape), Printing Type (normal-size, fit-to-page, scaled, page layout printing, poster, banner), borderless printing with an adjustable amount of extension, duplex printing, number of copies, printing order and collate options.


Media Types

  • Standard paper: From A5 size (148.0 x 210.0 mm / 5.83 x 8.27 in) to legal size (215.9 x 355.6 mm / 8.5 x 14.0 in)

  • Non-standard paper: From 54.0 x 86.0 mm to 215.9 x 584.2 mm (from 2.13 x 3.39 inches to 8.5 x 23 inches) in the sheet feeder; from 89.0 x 127.0 mm to 215.9 x 297.0 mm (from 3.50 x 5 inches to 8.5 x 11.69 inches) in the cassette.

  • Others: Envelopes (European DL and US Com. #10)

Media compatible with Borderless Printing:

  • Photo Paper Pro (A4, Letter, and 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm)

  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy (A4, Letter, 5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm, and 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm)

  • Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (A4, Letter, and 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm)

  • Matte Photo Paper (A4 and Letter)

  • Glossy Photo Paper (A4, Letter, 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm, and Credit Card)

  • Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (A4 or Letter, and 5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm)



Canon Pixma iP8500 Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer

The Stamp/Background page lets you select an overlay stamp to print on your pages. Choose from Draft, Important, Confidential, Secret or define your own. You may also select a background image.






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75.49 at STAPLES
79.99 at OfficeMax
63.54 at PC Connection
54.40 at EtronicsOutlet
54.99 at J&R
55.99 at TheNerds.net
56.99 at PrintingSuppliesShop.com




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