Pros

  • Fast; low-priced; crisp, black text
  • Has a second input tray

Cons

  • Crowded design; inscrutable buttons
  • Fleshtones tend to be yellowish

At A Glance

The Pixma iP3500 offers impressive speed, very good output, and useful features for a low price.

Manufacturer’s Description

Advanced print head technology drives this printer's high performance, producing borderless photos with resolution up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi. You can create photos from credit-card size up to 8.5 x 11, and your documents will feature bold, laser-quality text. It's fast, too: A beautiful 4 x 6 borderless print takes only about 47 seconds. For convenience, you can print photos directly from digital cameras, DV camcorders and even camera phones; and, the two paper trays let you store photo paper and plain paper, so you're always print-ready.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cusa.canon.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2170B003
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 39281046858

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 8.3   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 10.01
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 39.71
Color Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 16.17
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.22
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 42.7
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 93.72
Sports Action Shot (secs) 37.05
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.6
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 6.0
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.2
Line Art Output Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 18.96