• Speedy prints
  • Produces great quality photos


  • No media slots but supports PictBridge
  • Lacks a control panel

At A Glance

Canon's i9900 usues special red and green inks to help produce terrific glossy photos.

Manufacturer’s Description

Bigger just got better. The i9900 Photo Printer is a high-end large format machine whose remarkable output can rival that of a professional processing lab. It's capable of producing edge-to-edge true borderless prints, from 4 x 6 up to a breathtaking 13 x 19 size, with the look and feel of a traditional photograph. Think of it: you can take a digital picture, set your printing parameters and be holding an amazing 13 x 19 poster-size borderless print in about 3 minutes. For true printing freedom you can even connect a Bubble Jet Direct or PictBridge-compatible digital camera or DV camcorder to the i9900 printer's conveniently located Direct Print Port and print photos without a computer.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number 8580A001
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 4977766626415


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Superior
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 3.1   ppm
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 61.47
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 61.69
Color Output Quality Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 175.31
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Superior
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 196.49
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good
Color Photo (secs) 22.16
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 19.56
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.0
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Superior
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 53.32
Color Photo, Normal Settings 22.16
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.0
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 61.47
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.4
Line Art Output Quality Good