Canon PIXMA MP550
Inkjet Photo Printers
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.
- 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
- Auto Photo Fix II
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.
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.
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.
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
||Print, Scan & Copy. Camera, Memory Card, and Mobile phone direct printing with Easy-Scroll Wheel and 5.0cm (2") colour TFT display |
||Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi |
||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
||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) |
||Rear Tray: Max. 150 sheets |
Cassette: Max. 150 sheets
||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
||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 |
||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
||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
||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) |
||16 / 8 bit |
||TWAIN / WIA (Windows XP/Windows Vista) |
|Effective Scanning Width
||Yes (MP Navigator EX) |
||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
|Copy Speed Colour Document
||FCOT: Approx. 26 secs. |
||max.99 copies |
||25 – 400% in 1% increments and preset ratios |
||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 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
||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
|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 |
||Operating environment: 5° - 35° C |
||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
||Approx. 8.1 kg |
||AC 100-240V, 50/60H |
||Standby: Approx. 1.9W (when scanning lamp is off), |
Off: Approx. 0.5W,
Copying: Approx 14W¹
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.