Canon Pixma iX6520 Inkjet Business Printer, Up to Borderless 13x19" Prints, 9600x2400dpi

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About Canon iX6520

For those who seek a single function printing solution up to 13" x 19" the PIXMA iX6520 Inkjet Business Printer will seamlessly become a member of your office team. With superior 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi, you can confidently and easily print marketing materials that are a combination of text and graphics, large accounting spreadsheets or legal contracts all with crisp text. The iX6520 is also great for graphic designers printing posters, concept art, sketches and storyboards all with superb color and graphic detail. You'll also be able add to your business printing capabilities with free, exclusive downloadable templates including brochures, posters and ads.

Your photo printing options now also expand to Full HD video. Full HD Movie Print turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful photo prints. If you're looking to customize your own web layouts, you'll enjoy Easy-WebPrint EX so you only print what you want, when you want off the web! And, the PIXMA iX6520's stylish, sleek exterior is sure to complement your work space.

The Canon iX6520 is commonly used for Black & white documents, Graphics & charts, Photos, Professional documents and more.The Canon iX6520 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Frequent user, Infrequent user among others.The Canon iX6520 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon iX6520: Compact, Durable, Durable construction, Easy setup, Easy to set up, Easy to use, Fast print speed, Fast print time, Good media handling, High productivity, High quality output, Low running cost, Reliable and Small footprint

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (41),Easy setup (24),High quality output (23),Reliable (20),Easy to set up (19),Fast print speed (15),Fast print time (14),Compact (8),Durable (7),Durable construction (7),Good media handling (6),Small footprint (5) High productivity (4),Low running cost (4),Low ink consumption (3) View All
Cons:
Large footprint (9),Unreliable (4)
Best Uses:
Photos (17),Black & white documents (8),Graphics & charts (7),Professional documents (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (16),Infrequent user (4)

Canon iX6520 Features

  • Extraordinary Resolution: Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi1 firing with 1pl. This produces incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos
  • High Performance Individual Ink System: This 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks for exceptional photos plus a pigment-based black ink for crisp professional quality text. Only replace the color ink tank that runs out
  • ChromaLife100+: This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon photo papers and inks for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album
  • Amazing Photo Printing Versatility: Print stunning photo quality on various types of photo paper from 4" x 6" to 13" x 19"
  • Full HD Movie Print: Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful photo prints
  • Easy-WebPrint EX: Clip, arrange and print web page contents so you can print what you want off the web, when you want
  • Auto Photo Fix II: This built-in technology automatically categorizes your images into one of five types - Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery and Snapshot with Night Scenery - then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction
  • Beautiful & Borderless: Print photo lab quality, borderless4 photos up to 13" x 19"
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers

Canon iX6520 Specifications

Printing Technology
Inkjet
Print Speed (up to)
4x6 Color Photo: Borderless Photo: Approx. 36 seconds
Black: ESAT: Approx. 11.3 ipm
Color: ESAT: Approx. 8.8 ipm
Number of Nozzles
Color: 4,096
Black: 512
Total: 4,608
Print Resolution (Up to)
Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi
Black: 600 x 600 dpi
OS Compatibility
Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Mac OS X v10.4.11 to v10.6.x
Standard Interfaces
Hi-Speed USB
Ink Droplet Size
Picoliter Size: 1,2 and 5
Paper Sizes
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, Legal, 11" x 17", 13" x 19", U.S. #10 Envelopes
Paper Compatibility
Plain: Plain Paper, High Resolution Paper; Super High Gloss: Photo Paper Pro Platinum; Glossy: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Glossy; Semi-Gloss: Photo paper Plus Semi-Gloss; Matte: Matte Photo Paper; Envelope: U.S. #10 Envelope
Output Tray Capacity
Auto Sheet Feeder: 150 Sheets
Noise Level Approx
45.0 dB(A)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
11.8" x 21.7" x 6.3" / 29.97 x 55.12 x 16.00 cm
Weight
16.7 lbs. / 7.57 kg

Canon iX6520 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 49 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great printer! (one reservation)

I've been using my iX6520 for about a month now (I purchased it to replace my aging iP3000 and expand -- literally -- my printing capabilities). The printer is gorgeous (I know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder) and seems very well made (heavy-duty plastic used throughout compared to the iP3000s of which I've owned a number). The printer is fast, paper handling seems great, and the quality for text, graphics, and photos it excellent. Very well done, Canon! Now for my complaint: This is a ...

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I've been using my iX6520 for about a month now (I purchased it to replace my aging iP3000 and expand -- literally -- my printing capabilities). The printer is gorgeous (I know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder) and seems very well made (heavy-duty plastic used throughout compared to the iP3000s of which I've owned a number). The printer is fast, paper handling seems great, and the quality for text, graphics, and photos it excellent. Very well done, Canon! Now for my complaint: This is a large-format printer, so can be expected to use quite a bit of ink. Unfortunately, the cartridges are small. I know Canon has to make their money somewhere, but the discrepancy in this printer is obvious and (to me) disturbing. Some heavier-duty desktop inkjets have high-capacity, remotely located ink tanks feeding ink to the print heads via tubing and that is exactly what a printer of this size should employ. I really wish Canon (and all inkjet manufacturers) would do the right thing and make their built-in inking systems economical and appropriate to the task at hand.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

What a disappointment

I ordered this on line from a shop that carried this . I received it on December the 6th . Printed up 20 of the 11x14 photos. They looked awesome . Today January the 1st I went to print up some smaller ones and the printer keeps flashing the blue and orange lights with ink running low. It will not center so that I can change them i had to physically move the head in the center to change all of the inks . Now they wont light up to show they are installed . I have unplugged and reinstalled the ...

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I ordered this on line from a shop that carried this . I received it on December the 6th . Printed up 20 of the 11x14 photos. They looked awesome . Today January the 1st I went to print up some smaller ones and the printer keeps flashing the blue and orange lights with ink running low. It will not center so that I can change them i had to physically move the head in the center to change all of the inks . Now they wont light up to show they are installed . I have unplugged and reinstalled the printer head and inks but no go . They unit appears to be defective in less then a month and only printed 20 photos . What a huge disappointment.

Reviewed by 49 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Having problems with uneven white border

By

from Undisclosed

The printer worked great for about a year, but now I keep getting a small white border at the right and bottom of photos I print. I use this printer almost exclusively for photo printing and this misalignment makes it so I have to crop my photos down. I've tried cleaning the printer rollers and align the print head to no avail. I'm not sure why this problem suddenly arose, and I cannot find a solution….

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good overall

By

from Minneapolis, MN

I'm a graphic design student and wanted an all-purpose printer to use during school. My main concern was when printing images I needed quality and color-matching, and this printer is great. I also love the ability to print on various page sizes, but for the price it would be amazing to have a scanner or Wi-Fi capabilities for sending print jobs. Be sure you do not want those extra features.. otherwise it is a great buy for students and casual use/photo printing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Limited paper compatibility

By

from Boston, MA

1. This printer absolutely will not make a decent print on anything except photo paper. Of course I'm a graphic designer so decent means something different to me than to an average user. It makes beautiful graphic prints on photo paper, so my portfolio looks fabulous but I cannot print on any kind of cardstock; it absolutely will not print well. So my Christmas cards look bad. 2. Also, it refuses to print envelopes; they always feed crooked. I have to print about ten to get just one to look decent. 3. I have had instances where the color will suddenly print wrong. I was printing a portfolio the night before a job interview and it suddenly refused to print high quality, and everything was purple. Thankfully I had a backup, but it's unreliable. 4. The print head will also skip around if there is a misfeed and you risk it coming off track and needing service. 5. Uses A LOT of ink. 6. The print driver will not allow you to add custom print sizes in some programs, including Adobe InDesign. In all, the print quality is excellent if you only need simple paper prints. If you are a designer and need more options, look elsewhere.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Broke

By

from Grand Rapids MI

Well, to start with I found this printer on-line to replace a 6 yr old Canon iP6700 photo printer that died due to a surge. The iX worked for 8 days then quite connecting with the computer. The USB port on the printer is defective. Otherwise, it's a really nice printer when it first arrived.

(0 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Eye piercing blue LED

By

from USA

The eye piercing blue LED is a big distraction. They should've done red or green for a power on indicator.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Unit But an Ink Hog

By

from NJ

I wanted a no frills basic printer, as I print a lot of photos. This one is very good. Prints fast with excellent results, though I have not had need to try printing in oversized formats as of yet. The one complaint is that this is an ink hog. The canisters are very small and thus run out very quickly. The expense adds up very quickly. I've had to do basic printing in B&W from an old Canon unit and it still feels like this one sops up the ink incredibly fast. If you only print sporadically it will be fine. Just be aware of the ink expense.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great printer, prints beautiful pictures

By

from Susanville, CA  -  Frequent User

It prints beautiful pictured. I bought the printer mainly to use with the KopyKake edible ink to print out pictures for cake. So far I have had no problems and the edible prints turns out wonderful. It is one that is recommended by KopyKake. The price was reasonable after looking at some that were so much more! It was delivered on time and easy to set up. I live on the West Coast so it had to be ship across the County but came in one piece perfectly.

 
4.0

Exactly what I expected

By

from Susanville, CA 96130  -  Frequent User

Pictures are beautiful.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST PRINTER I EVER BROUGHT .

By

from San Francisco, CA  -  Frequent User

I like ix6520 in photography the resolution is good. The printer get my work done. The printer is the up dated model I used to have the Canon IP4200.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Printer

By

from Buffalo, NY  -  Frequent User

I love this printer. I'm trying to fix it's tendency to print red tones, but that may be due to my software. I'm confident I can resolve the problem.

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Shopper  Does this printer work on an Apple with PhotoShop without having to go to Safari ?
JUDY S  Yes.
Jake d  The demo states that it is capable of 11x17 business prints and 13x19 photo borderless prints. Can I simply print an auto cad floor plan on 13x19 regular paper?
ADRIAN F  Yes you can. I would recommend using a thicker material though.
GL S  I would like to know if it has a memory slot or how do you download your pictures?
GIOVANNA G  No, there is no memory slot to download pictures.
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