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Canon PIXMA iX6550

Canon PIXMA iX6550
alaScore 89

337 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 337 reviews from magazines and websites. Ratings about the design and print quality are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the build quality.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iX6550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 337 reviews)

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Canon PIXMA iX6550 review

 

Canon's PIXMA iX6550 inkjet printer doesn't have a scanner, copier, automatic document feeder, auto-duplex or any other complicated circuitry to confuse you — all it does is print documents and photos from the tiny 6x4in size all the way to A3+.

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

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Canon Pixma iX6550 review

 

You'll find more features available on competitors' similarly priced models, but if you value print quality and speed over extra bells and whistles then the Pixma iX6550 is definitely worth consideration.

Supports A3 printing ; High 9,600-dpi maximum resolution ; Fast printing speed

No memory cards slots or PictBridge support ; No Wi-Fi connectivity

If you need A3 printouts then the Canon Pixma iX6550 is a pretty decent option mainly due to its fairly speedy output and the high quality results it produces. However, given the lack of extras such as Wi-Fi and PictBridge support, it seems a bit...

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Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

An A3+ printer which doesn't cost the earth to buy and produces high quality images at good print speeds, particularly when printing photos.

Comparatively quick photo print ; Telescopic paper supports for small footprint ; 9,600dpi max resolution

No memory card slots or PictBridge ; No LCD display ; No wireless connection

Lift the top cover and the head carrier swings to the centre carriage position, so you can clip in the semi-permanent printhead and the five ink cartridges. These include two blacks, one for text print on plain paper and the other for photo black, to...

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Canon PIXMA iX6550 review

 

Canon's PIXMA iX6550 inkjet printer doesn't have a scanner, copier, automatic document feeder, auto-duplex or any other complicated circuitry to confuse you — all it does is print documents and photos from the tiny 6x4in size all the way to A3+.

Compact; Good print quality

No networking; Flimsy plastic build quality

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

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Amazon review summary for Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 150 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iX6550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA iX6550 A3+ Colour Photo PrinterCanon Pixma IX 6550 Inkjet Colour Printer

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A quality printer

 

I have had a Cannon A3 printer before (BJC4550) in about 1999 and thought It time to update. I can throughly recommend the iX6550 as a class product which should fill anyones requirements - in quality, production standerds etc.- it does what is...

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Very Good Printer.

 

The quality of photos produced by this printer is excellent and the only reason I have not awarded five stars is because it does not have a cd/dvd print function, something I use quite often, and the cheaper A4 Canon printers are equiped with. It means...

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Excellent value A3 printer

 

Although used mainly for A4 photo's and printing, this is ideal for those times when you need an A3 printer. Usual Canon quality, very easy to set up, and a smaller footprint than many other A3 printers, giving excellent quality pictures, graphics and...

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Canon excellence

 

This is the fifth Canon printer I have bought for my family and it is peerless. True, the ink is a bit expensive but the results justify this. I wouldn't buy any other make of printer.

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Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

The printer was a great price. The quality of print is great, just what I wanted.