Canon PIXMA MP550

Inkjet Photo Printers

Canon PIXMA MP550

Canon PIXMA MP550

Premium quality photo All-In-One for the home.

An advanced but affordable home photo All-In-One, the PIXMA MP550 combines ease of use with, superb document and photolab–quality: high speed printing, scanning and copying come as standard.

Benefits

  • Print, Copy & Scan
  • ISO Speed 9.2/6.0ipm mono/colour ESAT
  • 9600dpi, 1pl; 10x15cm photo in 39sec*
  • 5 Single Inks
  • 5.0cm TFT display & Easy-Scroll Wheel
  • 2400dpi scan
  • PictBridge and memory card
  • ChromaLife100
  • up>+**
  • Auto Photo Fix II

Detailed Features

Print, Copy, Scan

The PIXMA MP550 is an advanced All-In-One home photo printer that offers photolab-quality printing, scanning and copying. Style, speed and quality combine with a range of time-saving features.

Realistic document print speeds

Canon supports the industry-wide ISO standard for measuring print and copy speeds. This makes it easy to select the right PIXMA for you based on real document print speeds. The PIXMA MP550 offers ISO ESAT speeds of 9.2ipm for mono documents and 6.0ipm for colour.

Photolab-quality

Canon’s FINE print head with class-leading 1pl size ink droplets produces superior 9600x2400dpi print resolution. Photos are amazingly detailed, free from grain, and have smooth gradations of colour. A 10x15cm borderless photo is delivered in approximately 39 seconds using default settings.* Alternatively print wirelessly via optional Bluetooth.

5 Single Inks

Ink tanks are individually replaceable, reducing wastage. Four dye-based inks deliver superior quality photo prints; a pigment black produces crisp text documents.

Intuitive operation

Take control using the intuitive Easy-Scroll Wheel, previewing images on the clear 5.0cm colour TFT display. Scan to and print from USB stick and memory card. Alternatively attach a compatible camera via PictBridge. With two paper paths, load plain and photo paper at the same time.

Intelligent features and software

Easy-WebPrint EX is intuitive software that makes it easy to clip, edit and print information from the web: organise multiple clippings on a single page to save paper. Auto Photo Fix II is advanced software that corrects a wide range of common image faults including underexposure. Using sophisticated Scene Analysis and Face Detection technology, problems such as red eye are swiftly eliminated. Exposure levels of separate parts of an image are optimised for best results.

High-quality scanner

Scan in incredible detail with the 2400dpi scanner. MP Navigator EX software offers OCR and PDF editing features along with a range of image correction options. Auto Scan Mode automatically recognises what you’re scanning and selects the appropriate settings.

Longer lasting, beautiful photos

The ChromaLife100+ system** provides longer lasting, beautiful photos. The combination of the PIXMA MP550, original Canon inks and certain genuine Canon photo papers preserves memories for a lifetime.

* See specifications

** See www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100

Product Specification

TYPE

Available Functions Print, Scan & Copy. Camera, Memory Card, and Mobile phone direct printing with Easy-Scroll Wheel and 5.0cm (2") colour TFT display

PRINTER FUNCTIONS

Print Resolution Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi
Print Engine InkJet 5-ink with minimum 1 pl droplet size, FINE print head and ContrastPLUS
Photo Lab Quality Speed Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 39 seconds (Standard)
Mono Print Speed ESAT: Approx. 9.2 ipm
Colour Print Speed ESAT: Approx. 6.0 ipm
Ink Cartridge Configuration Single Ink technology - 5 separate ink tanks (PGI-520BK, CLI-521BK, CLI-521C, CLI-521M, CLI-521Y)
Black Ink Tank Life Black: 324 pages (PGI-520BK), 3425 pages* (CLI-521BK)¹
Black: 4080 photos* (PGI-520BK), 650 photos* (CLI-521BK)²
*Estimated Supplemental Yield
Colour Ink Tank Life Cyan: 535 pages (CLI-521C), Magenta: 510 pages (CLI-521M), Yellow: 530 pages (CLI-521Y)¹
Cyan: 203 photos (CLI-521C), Magenta: 193 photos (CLI-521M), Yellow:206 photos (CLI-521Y)²
Media Type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Pro II (PR-201), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101)
Media Input Rear Tray: Max. 150 sheets
Cassette: Max. 150 sheets
Media Size Rear Tray: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm
Cassette: A4, B5, A5, Letter
Media Weight Rear Tray: Plain paper: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 300 g/m²
Cassette: Plain paper: 64 to 105 g/m²
Two Sided Printing Available by manual operation using plain paper
(Windows only)
Borderless Printing Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm)
Camera Interface and Connectivity Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge compliant digital cameras & camcorders
Card Direct Printing USB Flash Memory, CompactFlash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia Card (Ver4.1), and MultiMedia Card Plus (Ver4.1).
xD-PictureCard¹, xD-PictureCard Type M¹, xD-PictureCard Type H¹, Memory Stick Micro¹, RS-MMC¹, mini SD Card¹, micro SD¹, mini SDHC Card¹ and micro SDHC¹.
Features: Multi-select print (select multiple images and number of prints for each image), Photo index print, Print all photos, DPOF print, Layout print, Sticker print, Print shooting information, Photo index sheet, Calendar print, ID photo print, Search by date, Slide show, File number & date print, borderless printing
Other Features Card Direct Printing Image Enhancements: Auto Photo Fix II, Vivid photo, Photo Optimizer PRO, Noise reduction, Face Brightener, Brightness, Contrast, Colour hue (skin tones), Sepia/Simulated illustration, Red Eye Reduction, Image Optimizer, Trimming
Photo Optimizer PRO (Windows only), Image Optimizer (Windows only), Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo, Simulate Illustration, Monochrome effects, Templates

SCANNER FUNCTIONS

Scanner Type Flatbed CIS colour scanner
Scanner Resolution Optical Up to 2400 x 4800dpi
Scanner Resolution Digital Up to 19200 x 19200dpi
Colour Scanning Depth 48 / 24 bit (RGB each 16 / 8 bit)
Halftone/Greyscale 16 / 8 bit
Compatibility TWAIN / WIA (Windows XP/Windows Vista)
Effective Scanning Width A4/LTR
OCR Bundle Yes (MP Navigator EX)
Other Features Push-scan, Auto Scan Mode, Scan to USB stick, Scan to memory card, Multi-Scan, PDF file creation/editing/password security*, Descreen, Unsharp mask, Stitch Assist*, Correct document orientation, Prevent show through, Correct Slanted documents, Photograph corrections (Fading correction, Grain correction, Reduce dust and scratches, Backlight correction, Auto Tone), Gutter Shadow Correction, Text (OCR)
* Function with MP Navigator EX

COPIER FUNCTIONS

Colour/Photo Copy Yes
Copy Speed Colour Document FCOT: Approx. 26 secs.
Multiple Copy max.99 copies
Zoom 25 – 400% in 1% increments and preset ratios
Other Features Auto Intensity (AE copy), Manual Intensity Adjustment, Image Repeat copy, Fit-to-page copy, Borderless copy, Sticker copy, 2-on-1 copy, 4-on-1copy, Frame Erase copy, Shadow erase, Trimming/Masking copy, Photo reprint, Face brightener, Fade restoration, Manual colour adjustment (brightness/contrast/hue), Gutter shadow corrected copy, Auto Photo Fix II

INTERFACE AND SOFTWARE

Interface Type - PC Hi-Speed USB (B Port),
Bluetooth Ver2.0 maximum speed 1.44Mbps (Option, HCRP) (with optional Bluetooth Unit BU-30)
Interface Type - Mobile Phone / PDA Bluetooth Ver2.0 maximum speed 1.44Mbps (Option, JPEG only, OPP, BIP) (with optional Bluetooth unit BU-30)
Photo printing via PictBridge
Supported Operating System Windows Vista, Vista SP1 / Windows XP SP2, SP3 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4
Mac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
Operating System Requirements Windows Vista, Vista SP1 (1GHz processor, 512MB RAM) / Windows XP SP2, SP3 and Windows 2000 Professional SP4 (300MHz processor, 128MB RAM)
Internet Explorer 6- / CD-ROM drive / Hard disk space 750MB* / Display XGA 1024x768
* for bundled software installation"
"Mac OS X v.10.5 (Intel processor, PowerPC G5, PowerPC G4, 867MHz or faster / 512MB), Mac OS X v.10.4 (Intel processor, PowerPC G5, PowerPC G4, PowerPC G3 / 256MB), Mac OS X v.10.3.9 (Intel processor, PowerPC G5, PowerPC G4, PowerPC G3 / 128MB)
Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended
Safari / CD-ROM drive / Hard disk space 800MB* / Display XGA 1024x768
* for bundled software installation
Software Included Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Canon Easy-WebPrint EX*,
*Canon Easy-WebPrint EX available as download from www.canon-europe.com, Internet Explorer 7 or later is required

GENERAL FEATURES

Dimensions (W x D x H) 453 x 368 x 160mm
Number of language (LCD) 22 Languages selectable: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Temperature Range Operating environment: 5° - 35° C
Humidity Operating humidity: 10 - 90%RH (no condensation)
Acoustic Noise Levels Printing (when feeding from rear tray): Approx. 44.5 dB(A)
When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings
Weight Approx. 8.1 kg
Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60H
Power Consumption Standby: Approx. 1.9W (when scanning lamp is off),
Off: Approx. 0.5W,
Copying: Approx 14W¹
Print Resolution ¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/9600 inch
Black Ink Tank Life ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² Printing Canon standard photos continuously on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II with default settings using Windows Vista printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows Vista Home Premium Photo Gallery. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.
Colour Ink Tank Life ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² Printing Canon standard photos continuously on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II with default settings using Windows Vista printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows Vista Home Premium Photo Gallery. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.
Card Direct Printing ¹ Using recommended adapter - not supplied
Power Consumption ¹ When copying ISO/JIS-SCID N2 (printed by inkjet printer) on A4 size plain paper using default settings.
  • All specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Borderless 10x15cm photo lab quality print speed based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II media
  • Document print speed (ipm) on plain paper is measured based on the office category test of ISO/IEC 24734.
  • Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used
  • and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
  • FCOT on plain paper is measured based on the test standard of ISO/IEC 24735 annex D. ESAT ADF copy speed on plain paper is measured based on the test standard of ISO/IEC 24735.
  • Ink yield may vary depending on texts/photos printed, applications software used, print mode and type of paper used. For yield information see www.canon-europe.com/ink/yield
  • All brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • For more information on ChromaLife100+ please visit www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100

Accessories & Supplies

Standard Inks

Thanks to Canon’s unique print head technology (FINE), every PIXMA is able to print amazing quality documents and photos with speed. Genuine Canon inks guarantee maximum quality, long lasting prints and reliability of your printer.

PGI-520BK

Pigment Black Ink Tank
This 19ml pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity.

CLI-521BK

Black Ink Tank
This 9ml Black ink is used for printing photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

CLI-521C

Cyan Ink Tank
This 9ml Cyan ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

CLI-521M

Magenta Ink Tank
This 9ml Magenta ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

CLI-521Y

Yellow Ink Tank
This 9ml Yellow ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system.

Value packs

Canon genuine value packs are designed to offer you convenience and savings. Twin and Triple Packs, contain two or three of the same inks while Multipacks contain two or more different inks for the same printer. Perfect for frequent users and high-volume printing environments.

PGI-520BK Twin Pack

Pigment Black Ink Tank
The pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The Twin Pack contains two 19ml ink tanks.

CLI-521 C/M/Y

Three Colour Multipack
This multipack contains one each of cyan, magenta and yellow ink tanks. The set of three 9ml ink tanks offer you convenience and savings. The ChromaLife100+ system combined with Canon photo papers delivers stunning results and longevity.

Photo Papers

LU-101

Photo Paper Pro Luster
Achieve vivid colour and stunning monochrome photographic printing with Photo Paper Pro Luster, a professional photo paper with lustre texture for a traditional photolab look which you can create at home.

PP-201

Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
Canon’s Photo Paper Plus Glossy II is the perfect photo paper for superior quality output with a glossy finish. It provides the perfect finish for digital photographs and all your reprints.

SG-201

Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss
Canon’s Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, is a satin finish paper with the texture of real photographic paper. This high quality paper produces brilliant photographs with reduced glossiness for a softer finish.

GP-501

Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use”
Glossy photo paper for printing everyday photographs and reprints with photo-lab quality. "Everyday Use" photo paper provides economical way to produce your holiday photos with glossy finish at home.

MP-101

Matte Photo Paper
Matte Photo Paper produces high quality photographs, graphics and text with a matte finish. Also suitable for more creative uses, such as greetings cards, displays and paper craft.

HR-101N

High Resolution Paper
Professional This coated paper is designed to produce brilliant colours and sharp, vivid images. Ideal for printing high quality documents, spread sheets and presentations containing photos and graphics.

TR-301

T-Shirt Transfer material
Customise your t-shirts, jerseys, cushion covers and more with photos, graphics or your own designs using this creative paper. Easily print and iron on to a cotton or poly-cotton material.

PS-101

Photo Stickers
Easily print, peel and stick the photo stickers to most smooth surfaces. Use for personalizing with creative images, or simply use for high quality labelling, the choice is yours.