Canon Colour Single Function

Canon Pixma iP8720

Excellent prosumer printer – amazon product review

Printer Review

Printing Quality

Canon iP8720 is wireless single function printer, with 6 ink tank cartridges, it produces excellent photo prints. A pigment-based black ink produces exceptionally crisp text.

Canon ip8720 photo prints
Images from Amazon Product Review

The color quality is incredible! but It’s very slow to print. But I believe it’s difficult to find a printer that is fast and prints with that quality! But this printer does not have a canon paper icc profile so you cannot print with accurate color, not good enough for graphic designer.

Printer setup

The printer driver installation is very easy, you just have to follow the instructions that appear.

But the wireless connection is very difficult thing to do, get the user manual, but it’s lack of information. After searching to the canon official website, I found the specific manuals to Set-up the wireless printer. The steps on this manual is easy to follow.

Download Wireless setup manuals for Canon Pixma iP8720 (Windows)

Download Wireless setup manuals for Canon Pixma iP8720 (Mac)

You can see the steps how to setup wireless connection on Canon Pixma iP8720 based on the manual, you can follow the step how to initial setup of wireless, setting up additional computers, and re-establishing connection after network change.


There is 6 ink tank cartridges with single colour for each ink tank, if you run out one colour ink tank, you can buy the ink-tank colour that you need.

Other Features

Pixma Printing Solutions (PPS):Pixma Printing Solutions (PPS) lets you print photos or documents from your mobile device using the free PPS app.

CD/DVD Printing: Enjoy the ability to print on CDs and DVDs.

Auto Power On: This convenient feature automatically powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed

AirPrint: Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch – no drivers needed

Google Cloud Print: Allows users to print from Gmail and Google Docs on a mobile device, and from Google Chrome browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome devices. With Google Cloud Print, you can print from wherever you are, from applications you use every day. You can even share your home and work printers with anyone you choose.

Printer Description From Manufacturer

Canon printer – Take your cherished memories to the next level with the PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer. The PIXMA iP8720 allows you to print stunning borderless photos up to 13″x19″ – a variety of sizes for all of your DIY projects! With a 6-color ink system, including gray ink, and 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi, the detail is amazing. Whether you frame your photos, collect them in a scrapbook, or create custom home décor, you’ll be able to relive those special moments exactly as you remember them.

Conveniently print your creative images with the PIXMA iP8720, thanks to its many features like AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™ and the Canon PRINT app.11 With the Canon PRINT app you can print photos and documents from your compatible mobile device.

Product Specification

Print FeaturesAirPrint, Borderless Printing, CD/DVD Printing, Document Printing, Full HD Movie Print, Grayscale Printing, Google Cloud Print, My Image Garden, Photo Printing, Canon PRINT app, Quiet Mode, Special Filters, Wireless PictBridge, Wireless Printing
Print Speed4″x 6″ Borderless Photo: Approx. 36 seconds
ESAT: Black 14.5 ipm / Color: 10.4 ipm
Number of NozzlesBlack: 1,024 / Color: 5,632 / Total: 6,656
Print ResolutionColor: Up to 9600 x 2400 dpi / Black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Paper Sizes4″x 6,” 5″x 7,” 8″x 10,” Letter, Legal, 11″x 17,” 13″x 19,”
U.S. #10 Envelopes
Paper Tray CapacityAuto Sheet Feeder: 150 Sheets Plain Paper
General Features6-Color Ink System with Gray Ink, Rated EPEAT Silver, Auto Power On, Auto Power Off, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM
Standard FeaturesWireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), PictBridge (Wireless LAN),9 Hi-Speed USB
Size/Weight23.3″(L) x 13.1″(W) x 6.3″(H) / 18.6 lbs.
Paper CompatibilityPlain: 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, Photo Paper Pro Luster;
Matte: Matte Photo Paper;
Envelope: U.S. #10 Envelope;
CD/DVD: Printable CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc
Software (Windows®/Mac®)Setup Software and User’s Guide CD-ROM, PIXMA iP8720 Printer Driver, Easy-WebPrint EX, My Image Garden (Full HD Movie Print, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM, Special Filters, Image Correction/Enhance,and scanning are accessed through My Image Garden), Adobe RGB Profile for Windows , Network Tool, Quick Menu
OS CompatibilityComputer Operating Systems:
Windows: Windows® 10, Windows 8 Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 7
SP1, Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit,
Mac: Mac OS X v10.7.5-10.11
Product Info
Model No.PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer
Compatible InksPGI-250 PGBK XL Pigment Black Ink Tank
CLI-251 C XL Cyan Ink Tank
CLI-251 M XL Magenta Ink Tank
PGI-251 Y XL Yellow Ink Tank
CLI-251 GY XL XL Gray Ink Tank
CLI-251 BK XL XL Black Ink Tank
PGI-250 PGBK Pigment Black Ink Tank
CLI-251 C Cyan Ink Tank
CLI-251 M Magenta Ink Tank
CLI-251 Y Yellow Ink Tank
CLI-251 GY Gray Ink Tank
CLI-251 BK Black Ink Tank
250/251/PP-201 Paper Ink/Paper Combo Pack
CLI-251XL 3 Pack XL CMY Ink Value Pack
CLI-251 4 Pack CMYK Ink Value Pack
Official technical specs from IP8720 Brochure

User Manual iP8720

Instructions on printer functions and software are provided in this PDF manual. It is recommended to download this file if you prefer a hard copy (printed) manual.

iP8700 series (PDF) User Manual PDF (Windows)

iP8700 series User Manual PDF (Mac)

Printer Driver

Windows Driver
iP8700 series Full Driver & Software Package (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)
File Name : win-ip8700-1_1-ucd.exe
File Size : 48.73 MB
This is an online installation software to help you to perform initial setup of your printer on a PC (either USB connection or network connection) and to install various software.
Optional Windows Driver
iP8700 series Printer Driver Ver. 1.01 (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)
File Name : p86l-win-ip8700-1_01-ea33_3.exe
File Size : 16.73 MB
This file is a driver for Canon IJ printers. You can install the following items of the software: Printer Driver: The driver for Canon IJ printer. IJ Network Tool: The software that performs the setup for printing in the network connection.
Mac Driver
iP8700 series CUPS Printer Driver Ver. (Mac)
File Name : mcpd-mac-ip8700-16_40_1_0-ea21_3.dmg
File Size : 16.25 MB
(Standard) This is a printer driver for your selected model. For an enhanced user experience we also recommend installing My Image Garden software.
Optional Mac Driver
iP8700 series Full Driver & Software Package (Mac)
File Name : mac-ip8700-1_7-mcd.dmg
File Size : 11.47 MB
This file will download and install the drivers, application or manual you need to set up the full functionality of your product.

Disclaimer : The review is based on information that I collect on the Canon official website, Amazon, and other source from internet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *