When we tried this with a Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone, it searched for the printer and connected without a problem. Following Canons labelling scheme, the PIXMA iX range is for business printers, where the PIXMA iPs are photographic.SEE ALSO: Epson Expression Photo XP-950 ReviewWhen opening the printer for work, its desktop footprint increases dramatically. All clip into position, with red LEDs to show when theyre properly seated and to flash when ink is low. Its high-gloss top is still a fingerprint magnet and its slightly domed top still suggests some kind of Japanese lacquered box.
There are four dye-based photo inks: cyan, magenta, yellow and black, and a pigmented black for plain paper print. The PIXMA iX6850 is a straightforward, but fast, wide platen printer for well under 200.There are three push-buttons at the right hand end of the front panel, for power, paper feed and wireless setup.
Canon PIXMA iX6850 – Cartridges and SoftwareLift the top of the printer up and the five ink cartridges slide into view. Similarly, a section of the front panel folds down and behind this a three-section telescopic output tray with a fold-over end pulls out, more than doubling the footprint. Two of them are illuminated with white LEDs and the other with a blue one.Inkjet printers which can handle paper up to A3 13 x 19 are still thin on the ground.
SEE ALSO: Brother MFC-J6520DW ReviewCanon PIXMA iX6850 – Design and FeaturesClosed, the PIXMA iX6850 looks like most Canon inkjet printers, though wider. There are no memory card slots nor a USB socket, though this is understandable for a printer with no LCD display to use for selection.Software bundled with the Canon PIXMA iX6850 includes Easy Web-Print, useful for capturing the whole of a Web site for print and My Image Garden, which is a fairly basic image editor. A panel in the top cover flips up and two extending sections telescope out from its top edge.
For separate download, theres also Easy-PhotoPrint for Android and iOS, so you can print wirelessly from mobile devices. That is the news today. Have a great day!