Canon - Canon Pixma TS8250


Canon Pixma TS8250: a benchmark inkjet printer

Aprox. 169€

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As the new spearhead of Canon's Pixma range, the TS8250 doesn't have too much room for error. The manufacturer masters its recipe so much that the risk of being disappointed is almost zero. The proof ...

Positive points

Compact and worked design.

Easy handling.

Excellent print quality.

Many functionalities.

Bad points

Fairly low bit rates in black and white.

Frequent cleaning of the print heads.

Our review


The Canon Pixma TS8250 is an inkjet printer to be scanned and therefore also performs the function of copier. Sold at the recommended price of € 179.99, it is installed at the top of the range of family multifunctional devices from the manufacturer and incorporates all of Canon's know-how in this area. It replaces the excellent Pixma TS8150 in the catalog, rated 5 stars on and still sold.



If the Pixma TS8150 identical to the form and functions of the TS8050 released long before, Canon makes the effort to make some adjustments on this TS8250. The plastic of the scanner lid has a textured finish and a chrome border adorns the front panel which, on its upper part, adopts a very slight curvature.

It is generally quite successful, especially since the printer is really compact with all shutters closed (37.3 x 31.9 x 14 cm for 6.6 kg), even if the use of glossy plastics indicates a little to our liking - in addition to attracting fingerprints.

Like its predecessors, the Pixma TS8250 is very simple to use, all the functions and parameters being grouped in clear menus within which one navigates via a large touch screen of 10.8 cm, responsive and luminous.

Equipped with an SD card reader and usable via a USB cable, the Pixma TS8250 is obviously equipped with a Wi-Fi module which allows you to share it on a local network and install it anywhere where at home. Wi-Fi Direct is also available for direct connection from a smartphone or tablet. The printer is then controlled via the Canon Print application, which is also particularly clear and efficient.



Unsurprisingly, the printer's energy consumption is under control. It only requires 1 watt in standby and 18 watts in full print. Noise pollution is also very close to that of previous models. Our sound level meter positioned at 1 meter reads 42 dB and 53 dB in peak, respectively in photo printing and during the printing of a document of several pages. So we hear this printer working, but at an acceptable sound level, knowing that a silent mode allows you to sacrifice a little of its speed against more calm.


Cost per page

Like the Pixma TS8150 before it, this TS8250 works with 6 Canon PGI / CLI 580/581 cartridges. Based on the current prices of XXL format cartridges, we calculate a cost per page a little above the average: 11.2 euro cents (€ 0.112). In black and white, it costs 3.5 euro cents (€ 0.035).

Cost per page

Scanner and copies

Scanner and copier are functions that the TS8250 provides quickly. Allow 10 and 11 seconds to scan an A4 document in 100 pp and a 10 x 15 cm photo in 300 dpi respectively; 11 and 15 seconds to copy an A4 document in black and white and in color. It deserves to be specified, the quality of the copies is at the rendezvous, which is not always the case. Even if they lose a bit of contrast and precision in passing, direct copies (photocopies) are perfectly readable and usable.


Canon has accustomed us to excel in the field of photography. A little slower than the TS8150 to print a photo in 10 x 15 cm format (58 seconds), the TS8250 compensates by being faster than the latter in A4 (1 min 18 s). The accuracy of the prints is always at the top and the color drift very limited (the delta E recorded with the probe is established here at 5.7).

There is, however, a slight regression on this point, the delta E of the TS8150 having been measured at 4.7 and that of the TS8050 at 5. Recall that the delta E makes it possible to measure the difference between the printed color and the target color, and that the eye no longer perceives the drift below a value of 3. If in terms of screens an average delta E of 5.7 is not satisfactory, this remains an excellent value for photo prints of a printer. Few manufacturers manage to offer such efficient models in this area.


The Pixma TS8250 lives up to our office expectations. It climbs to 14.3 pages per minute in color (14.3 ppm), but is still penalized in black and white due to the drying time it regularly imposes between two pages. Result, its flow rates are only 6.3 ppm in this exercise according to our measurements. In automatic two-sided, it is also not the fastest (4 ppm).

Fortunately, it easily compensates for these debits which remain acceptable in the context of family use by rendering an excellent invoice. The texts are perfectly legible on light or dark backgrounds, the solid colors and gradations stand out well, the blotting effect is perfectly mastered ... we have nothing to complain about.


The Canon Pixma TS8250 takes over from the TS8150 brilliantly, although the latter will remain its main competitor as long as it is sold (at a lower price). A serious and versatile printer, but quite expensive to use over time.