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
Color Output Quality Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 93.72
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 10.01
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 39.71
Sports Action Shot (secs) 37.05
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 42.7
Line Art Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.22
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.2
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.6
One-Page Webpage (secs) 18.96
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 6.0
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 16.17