I've had the pleasure of owning the Canon Pixma iP8750 for around 4 years now and have to say it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. The Canon Pixma iP8750 is a semi-professional, relatively inexpensive, single-function photo printer that can print borderless photos as large as A3+ size.
I've only ever gone as far as A3 but have to say I've been delighted with the results. It uses 6 inks to help it deliver a resolution of up to 9,600 x 2,400 dpi.
In addition to the standard cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, Canon adds photo black and grey. These additional colours are to provide a larger gamut and much greater detail in shaded areas, as well as producing finer monochrome prints.
I've sold hundreds of prints including 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, a4 and a3 and so often my customers have complimented me on the quality of the final print.
95% of the time I use glossy photo paper as I love to see the vibrant colours and sharp details and I've gone as far as 280gsm without any problems. I did purchase some 300gsm matte paper from amazon that has given me problems. Usually, the first sheet would print off OK but the printer would have problems grabbing the 2nd sheet.
Connecting the printer to WiFi is straightforward. You simply hold the WiFi button on the printer until the power button flashes white. You then have 2 minutes to press the WPS button on your router.
The iP8750 is a slick-looking rectangular box made from black plastic with a slightly dimpled finish. It really does look quite smart. Measuring 590 mm in width, 331 mm deep and 159 mm high, it weighs 8.5 kilograms.
The dye-based Ink cartridges for the Canon iP8750 come in 2 sizes. The high yield cartilages cost around €20 euro each while the smaller ones set you back about €15. One problem I came across with the iP8750 is if your paper is slightly curled at the top when it's in the back tray it will rub against the print head when going through the printer and end up smudging the edges of the paper. It took me a while to figure out why the paper was smudging and I finally found the answer on a google forum.
Recently enough I did notice my prints seemed to be looking very faded but with a little research, I learned this was due to a printhead blockage.
Luckily with the help of a super little YouTube tutorial, I managed to get the problem sorted.
General maintenance is something that should be carried out on every printer and the Canon PIXMA iP8750 gives you plenty of options when it comes to keeping your machine running smoothly.
Comparing this to other photo printers would be a little unfair as this is the only one I have ever had but I think the Canon iP8750 really is a slick-looking, high performing piece of equipment that has served me so well over the last few years. For a printer that can print A3+ borderless at this price point really is a great deal.