Canon Pixma TS8250 in the test: 1st place in comparison!


In the test, the Canon Pixma TS8250 delivered prints with high print quality, was also really fast and was very economical with the expensive ink when printing. In addition to WiFi, it also has Bluetooth for quick printouts from smartphone or tablet on board.

Per

  • Good print quality
  • Low printing costs
  • High printing speed
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Printing from memory card possible
  • Large paper supply

Cons

  • Very loud
  • Poor smear resistance
  • No fax

D.jerk, scan, copy: a decent multifunction device belongs in every household. Be sure to keep your hands off low-cost homes. The tests so far have shown: The printing costs with these devices are so high that customers end up paying for the multifunction device twice or three times. Better to reach for the middle class. The Canon Pixma TS8250, which cost between 130 and 170 euros at the time of the test, is such a specimen. COMPUTER BILD extensively checked it.

Multifunction printer

Canon Pixma TS8250: Easy to use

The TS8250 cuts a fine figure right out of the box: Its dimensions of 37x30x62 centimeters are comparatively compact, and the Japanese manufacturer has designed the case in a modern way. But how easy is commissioning? It used to be a test of patience, but with the Canon Pixma TS8250 there were no problems: unpack, remove transport locks, insert the cartridges, connect the PC to the printer, done. The connection works either via USB cable or wirelessly via WLAN. In addition to WLAN, it also has Bluetooth for quick printouts from smartphone or tablet on board.

Easy scanning

The Canon Pixma TS 8250 also has a large touchscreen with a display diagonal of 11 centimeters. The menu is simple and self-explanatory, making it easy to use. Processes like scanning work so easily: cover open, document on, in the menu to scan and To the PC choose, done. Photos and documents can also be stored on memory cards. A card reader is located at the bottom left of the device front. An automatic document feeder is missing. So users have to pack each page individually on the glass plate.

Copy with the correct amount of paper

For a duplicate, however, users would simply have to use the touchscreen Copy tap. The testers thought. However, the TS8250 did not pull paper from the front cassette when copying. Instead, there had to be paper in the storage compartment at the top back. Only then did the Canon print the copy. Great: Users don’t have to pull out the paper holder for ejection on the front. As if by magic, it leads out automatically and again when switched off after you have confirmed the process on the display.

High quality print

Much more important: a 1A print quality. After all, the unforgettable holiday picture with a yellow beach, green palm trees and blue sea should lie true to the original in the paper ejection and not a blurred photo with yellow mud and gray soup. Overall, the Canon Pixma TS8250 delivered good results: it brought the edges of letters and objects to paper sharply and without fringes, and it printed surroundings and people with natural colors.

  • Photo printing
    Color fidelity: very high (70.57%)
    Grayscale fidelity: high (94.10%)
    Contrast range: very high (0.89)
    Level of detail: a bit low
  • Graphic printing
    Color fidelity: somewhat low (51.09%)
    Grayscale fidelity: very high (95.00%)
    Contrast range: low (0.61)
    Level of detail: a bit low
  • Text printing / photo printing (visual test)
    good / minimally streaky

Low printing costs

But the Canon Pixma TS8250 not only printed with high quality, it was also very economical with the expensive ink (prices black / color set: 24 euros / 115 euros):

  • Text on A4 plain paper (cost per page) / yield with one cartridge:
    very cheap (1.67 cents) / 1,432 pages
  • Graphics on A4 plain paper (cost per page) / yield with color ink set:
    cheap (9.10 cents) / 755 pages
  • Photo on 10×15 cm photo paper (cost per page) / yield with set of color ink:
    cheap (23.66 cents) / 484 photos

High printing speed

The Canon Pixma TS8250 also didn’t idle. On the contrary, it also impressed in the test with a high printing speed, regardless of whether it was printing simple texts or complex photos:

  • Photos 18 x 24 cm / 10 x 15 cm / 3 photos 10 x 15 cm / 10 x 15 cm from stand-by:
    very fast (1:19 / 0:40 / 2:13 / 0:48 min.)
  • Graphic A4 page / 5 A4 pages / 1 A4 page from standby:
    very fast (1:13 / 5:05 / 1:20 min.)
  • 1 A4 text page / 6 A4 text pages / 1 A4 text page from stand-by:
    fast (0:04 / 0:27 / 0:09 min.)
  • Copy time of an A4 text page / A4 photo page (min: sec):
    fast (0:16 / 1:09 min.)

Canon Pixma TS8250: Test Conclusion

In the test, the Canon Pixma TS8250 delivered prints with high print quality, was also really fast and was very economical with the expensive ink when printing. In addition to WiFi, it also has Bluetooth for quick printouts from smartphone or tablet on board. In the current comparison test, the Pixma TS8250 achieved first place among the multifunction printers in the price range around 150 euros by a clear margin.

* The cheapest price may be higher in the meantime.

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