IJ Start Canon TS8250
IJ Start Canon TS8250– The TS8250 that Canon has recently released is very colorful – more than one. Available in a striking red color, along with a more conventional black and white version, the TS8250 is a specialist printer aimed at photo enthusiasts and creative users who want the best color quality for their work. And, to achieve that quality, he uses no less than six different colored inks to produce striking photos and graphics.
Most conventional inkjet printers only use four colors – cyan, magenta, yellow and black – to print text, graphics, and photos. However, the TS8250 uses all four colors, along with a special ‘blue photo’ color to produce very subtle shades in your photos: warmer blue sky for your holiday photos, or softer skin tones in your portrait photos. The sixth ink is a special ‘black pigment’ that is used to produce extra sharp and sharp text for letters and other text documents.
We put the Pixma TS8250 through some serious testing in our laboratory. This is our thinking about whether this printer is suitable for Mac owners. For more general advice, see the best Printer for Mac.
(US readers should note that this model is designed for the UK market. Canon assures us that the TS8220 – also available from Amazon – is the same in all respects, except that it is designed to support US paper sizes.)
Features & design
In addition to the multicolour design, the TS8250 is not the most elegant printer we’ve ever seen: it’s rectangular and somewhat like a plate, with hard edges and corners around it. Even so, it was designed quite neatly, measuring 373mm wide, 319mm deep and 140mm high, so that it would fit onto a small table or shelf at home without too much trouble.
Canon also does a good job of cramming various features, which will be useful both at home or in a small office.
TS8250 is a multifunction printer that combines 1200 x 4800dpi printing with a 2400 x 4800dpi scanner and photocopier. It provides USB and Wi-Fi connectivity, and supports Apple AirPrint so you can quickly print photos from an iPhone or iPad.
With a creative user in mind, the TS8250 includes no less than three different trays that can handle a variety of papers and other media.
The main paper tray at the front of the printer holds 100 sheets of ordinary office paper, while the second tray at the back is glossy photo paper, envelopes, or heavier paper that fans can use for art prints. There is also a ‘multi-purpose’ tray that slides into the printer body and can be used to print on CDs or DVDs – or even on Canon’s ‘printable finger nail stickers’ so that Instagram addicts can symbolize their selfies around in the end. their fingers.
Despite the apparent complexity of the six-ink printing system, the TS8250 proves to be a fast player.
Canon quotes a speed of 15 pages per minute (ppm) for mono printing and 10ppm for color, while 4×6 postcard prints in about 17 seconds. Our tests were actually carried out at 13ppm for plain text documents, 8ppm with various text and graphic files, and 20s sharp for shiny photo prints, so the TS8250 can certainly handle as much work as you probably would do it.
As you might expect, extra ink produces very impressive quality.
Our photo prints are bright and bold, but they are also able to capture color with smooth skin gradations. Text quality is also sharp and sharp, so the TS8250 can handle routine text documents and handle high-quality photos and graphics.
We are worried that using six inks in the TS8250 will prove expensive in terms of buying replacement cartridges. Sure enough, if you buy each of the six cartridges separately, costs can increase quickly.
Fortunately, Canon sells a number of multi-packages that contain five main color inks, and this helps reduce overall operating costs for photos and color printing quite a lot. You still have to buy sixth ink – pigmented black ink – separately, but that makes sense because it’s only used to print text, and it will run out at different rates from colored ink.
(Note that the multi-package series can be confusing. You will also see a six-ink package, and a five-ink package that includes black pigments but not blue photos. We think the cyan-magenta-yellow-black-photo-blue combination makes the most sense .)
Canon sells five-ink multi-packages in three different sizes – standard, XL and XXL, and if you shop online you can find around £ 44.45, £ 58.45 and £ 84.95 respectively. This is where things get a little complicated, because each of the five inks lasts for a different number of pages, but a point number in Excel ultimately allows us to calculate the typical cost per page for color printing with each multi package. .
The standard multi-pack works just under 13p per page for color printing, which would be a bit steep for a regular four-color printer, but is almost acceptable for specialist printers like this. And, when you step into XL multi-pack, the cost drops to around 7.8p per page, which is much more competitive. The XXL multi-pack shaves almost one cent more than that price, which is just under 7p per page, which is a good price for high-quality TS8250 photos.
However, like most inkjet printers, TS8250 still has a sting in the tail that you should pay attention to. In this case, the actual direct mono text which proved rather expensive.
Again, pigment black ink is available in three sizes, which cost £ 11.49 (standard), £ 15.49 (XL) and £ 21.49 (XXL), and which last for 200 pages, 400 pages, respectively, and 600 pages. These prices work at a reasonable 5.7p per page when using standard cartridges – which are very expensive, and difficult to recommend.
Larger cartridges do help reduce costs, with the XL cartridge working at 3.9p per page, and the XXL cartridge only dropping slightly to 3.6p per page. Prices with XL and XXL cartridges are still slightly above average, but they are almost acceptable if you know that you will mostly use TS8250 to print photos and color documents, with only the occasional letter or other text document.
If you only want a cheap printer for letters and other routine documents, the TS8250 is not the best choice. But if you are a photographer, artist, or designer who wants to print high-quality photos and other color graphics, TS8250 will be what you are looking for.
IJ Start Canon TS8250 for Windows
Download >>–> Canon Pixma TS8250 Full Driver Software Package (Windows)
This Canon Pixma TS8250 Driver and Software Package will download and install the drivers and software or manual you need to set up the full functionality of Canon Pixma TS8250.
Download >>–> Canon Pixma TS8250 MP Drivers (Windows)
This Canon Pixma TS8250 MP Drivers will provide full printing and scanning functionality for your product.
IJ Start Canon Pixma TS8250 Set Up Drivers for Linux
Download >>–> IJ Printer Driver (debian Packagearchive) for Linux
This IJ Printer Driver (debian Packagearchive) software is a printer driver for printing using the Canon IJ printer
Download >>–> IJ Printer Driver (rpm Packagearchive) for Linux
This IJ Printer Driver (rpm Packagearchive) software is a printer driver for printing using the Canon IJ printer.
Download >>–> IJ Printer Driver (Source file) for Linux
This IJ Printer Driver (Source file) software is a source file for the Linux printer drivers.
Download >>–> ScanGear MP (debian Packagearchive) for Linux
This ScanGear MP (debian Packagearchive) is a scanner driver for your selected model.
Download >>–> ScanGear MP (rpm Packagearchive) for Linux
This ScanGear MP (rpm Packagearchive) is a scanner driver for your selected model.
Download >>–> ScanGear MP (Source file) for Linux
This ScanGear MP (Source file) software is a source file for the Linux scanner drivers.
IJ Start Canon Pixma TS8250 Software Set Up for Mac
Download >>–> Canon Pixma TS8250 Software Package (Mac)
This Canon Pixma TS8250 Software Package file will download and install all the software you need to utilise the full functionality of your product.
Download >>–> IJ Network Device Setup Utility (Mac)
IJ Network Device Setup Utility software application will enables your computer to communicate with the Canon Pixma TS8250 printer. .
Download >>–> IJ Scan Utility Lite (Mac)
IJ Scan Utility Lite software will enables you to scan photos and documents using AirPrint in your Canon Pixma TS8250 printer.
Download >>–> Easy PhotoPrint Editor (Mac)
Easy PhotoPrint Editor software is using for printing the images stored in the computer or on the cloud with Canon Pixma TS8250 printer.