Canon PIXMA MG4250
Inkjet Photo Printers
With Wi-Fi and AirPrint support you can print from smartphones, tablets and Apple devices.
Bring memories back to life using software that will inspire creative ways to print.
Unique printing and ink technologies in PIXMA printers give outstanding, high quality prints.
PIXMA Cloud Link
Get more from your printer with the freedom to print directly from the Internet. Print photos in seconds from CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Google’s Picasa online albums without using a PC. Produce calendars, download stationery and other templates direct from the PIXMA Cloud. Print Google Docs, Gmails, photo and PDF attachments from virtually anywhere using Google Cloud Print.
Smartphone and Tablet ready
For ultimate flexibility, it’s possible to print from and even scan to your smartphone and tablet, around the house, using Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint app. With Apple AirPrint support you can also print photos, emails, web pages and other documents wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Save money on ink
Print more for less. XL cartridges provide significantly more prints than their standard equivalents ensuring longer periods between ink replacements – ideal if you print a lot. More cost effective XL FINE cartridges can offer you savings of up to 50% per page.
Bring memories back to life, using the photo organising capabilities of My Image Garden software, which includes face recognition and the ability to combine photos in creative ways for printing. This one-stop software also makes it easy to scan, create PDFs and access online services. The Print Your Days app lets you print photos direct from Facebook.
Save paper and energy
Auto Duplex printing reduces the amount of paper you use and creates professional looking double-sided documents. Auto Power On automatically turns the printer on when you start printing and Auto Power Off switches the printer off if not used for a set time – saving you energy.
Fast, quality printing
The FINE cartridge system with min. 2pl ink droplets and up to 4800dpi print resolution delivers great levels of detail. With a rapid ISO ESAT A4 document print speed of 9.9ipm mono/5.7ipm colour, it produces an A4 colour copy in approx. 20 seconds. Perfect for speedy, quality printing of documents and images at home.
||Print, Copy, Scan |
||Quality photos |
Double sided documents
Smartphone and tablet printing
Printing via Internet
|What's in the box
||All-In-One printer, 2 FINE cartridges, Power cord, Setup guide, Software and User’s manual CD |
||Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi |
||Inkjet FINE print head technology |
4-colour system with min. 2pl ink droplet size
2 FINE Cartridges with ChromaLife100
|Mono Document Print Speed
||ESAT: Approx. 9.9 ipm¹ |
|Colour Document Print Speed
||ESAT: Approx. 5.7 ipm¹ |
|Photo Print Speed
||Borderless 10x15cm : Approx. 44 seconds¹ |
||Yes (A4, Letter, 20x25cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm) |
|Two Sided Printing
||Auto Duplex Print (A4, Letter) |
|Other Print Features
||Fit-to-Page print, Scaled print, Multiple page per sheet print, Booklet print, Poster print, Collate¹ |
|Standard Ink Cartridges
||2 FINE Cartridges |
|Optional Ink Cartridges
||High yield XL Cartridges |
|Ink Tank Life - Document Printing
||A4 Colour Document¹ |
Black: 180 pages
Black XL: 600 pages
Colour: 180 pages
Colour XL: 400 pages
|Ink Tank Life - Photo Printing
||10x15cm photo¹ |
Black: 2465* photos
Black XL: 7560* photos
Colour: 69 photos
Colour XL: 150 photos
* Estimated supplemental yield
||Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Pro Luster (LU-101), 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) |
|Maximum Paper Input
||Front Tray: Max. 100 sheets |
||A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial #10), 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 20x25cm |
||Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m² |
Photo paper up to approx. 300 g/m² (Canon special media)
||Flatbed, CIS colour scanner |
|Scanner Resolution - Optical
||Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi¹ |
|A4 Scan Speed
||Approx. 14 seconds¹ |
|Colour Scanning Depth
||Flatbed scan 48bit input / 24bit output (RGB each 16bit/8bit) |
||Flatbed scan 16bit input / 8bit output |
||TWAIN / WIA |
|Effective Scanning Width
||A4/LTR (216x297mm) |
|Text Recognition - OCR
||Yes (My Image Garden software) |
|Scan Methods & Enhancements
||Scan to PC, Document Scan (PDF, Compact PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG), Photo Scan (JPEG, TIFF, PNG), Auto Scan Mode, PDF file creation with optional password security, Text recognition (OCR), Scan and Stitch, Scan to Cloud, Scan to e-mail, Scan to memory card |
|Copy Speed Colour Document
||sFCOT: Approx. 20 seconds¹ |
sESAT: Approx. 4.3 ipm¹
||1-99 copies |
||25 - 400% (in 1% increments) |
Fit to page
A5 to A4, B5 to A4, A4 to A5 and A4 to B5
|Copy functions & enhancements
||Document Copying, Photo Copying, Borderless copy, 2-sided copy, 2-on-1 and 4-on-1 copy, Frame erase copy, Adjust quality (High, Standard, Fast) |
|Display Type & Size
||6.2 cm colour TFT display |
||23 selectable languages : English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Indonesian |
|Interface Type - PC / Mac
||Hi-Speed USB (B Port) |
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Security: WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP
|Interface Type - Non PC
||Android devices, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad¹ |
PIXMA Cloud Link
Google Cloud Print
Memory card reader
|Compatible Memory Cards
||SD Card, SDHC Card, MultiMedia Card, MultiMedia Card Plus, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro*, RS-MMC*, mini SD Card*, micro SD Card*, mini SDHC Card*, micro SDHC Card*, MMC mobile* |
*Using recommended adapter - not supplied.
|Card Direct Print Functions
||Browse and print photos, select paper type and size, borderless photo print, print previously scanned PDF documents |
|Card Direct Print Enhancements
||Auto Photo Fix II, Red-eye correction, crop image, adjust quality |
||MP Driver including Scanning Utility |
My Image Garden
CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM access
Full HD Movie Print¹
Easy-WebPrint EX (download)²
|Supported Operating Systems
||Windows 8 (32 and 64bit) |
Windows 7 (32 and 64bit)
Windows Vista (32 and 64bit)
Windows XP (32bit)
Mac OS X 10.5.8 - 10.8
|Windows System Requirements
||Windows 7: 1GHz or faster CPU, 1GB RAM (32bit) / 2GB RAM (64bit) |
Windows Vista SP1 or SP2: 1GHz or faster CPU, 512MB RAM
Windows XP SP3: 300MHz or faster CPU, 128MB RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Display: 800 x 600 or better
|Mac System Requirements
||Mac OS X v10.7: Intel Core2Duo (or higher) CPU, 1GB RAM |
Mac OS X v10.6: Intel CPU, 1GB RAM
Mac OS X v10.5.8: Intel CPU, 512MB RAM
Browser: Safari 3 or higher
Display: XGA 1024 x 768 or better
||Approx. 5.7 kg |
|Dimensions (W x D x H)
||449 x 304 x 152mm |
|Acoustic Noise Levels
||Approx. 43.0dB¹ |
||10-90%RH (no dew condensation) |
||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz |
||Standby: approx. 0.7 W (USB connection to PC, scanning lamp off) |
Off: approx. 0.2 W
Copying: approx. 19 W¹ (USB connection to PC)
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.
Black FINE Cartridge
This pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The 8ml cartridge allows you to print up to 180 pages of A4 documents.
Colour FINE Cartridge
This colour cartridge contains Cyan, Magenta and Yellow inks and is used for printing colour documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100 system. The 8ml cartridge allows you to print up to 180 pages of A4 documents.
With Canon genuine high yield XL inks you can print more for less without compromising on quality. The PIXMA XL Inks provide significantly more prints than their standard equivalents ensuring longer periods between ink replacements – ideal if you print a lot.
Black XL FINE Cartridge
This high yield black ink provides up to 3.3x more prints than the standard equivalent. The pigment black ink is used for printing documents and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The 21ml black ink cartridge allows you to print up to 600 pages of A4 documents.
Colour XL FINE Cartridge
This high yield colour ink provides up to 2.2x more prints than the standard equivalent. The tri-colour ink tank with ChromaLife100 system is used for printing colour documents and photos. This 15ml colour ink cartridge allows you to print up to 400 pages of A4 documents.
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.
PG-540 / CL-541 Multipack
Black FINE and Colour Cartridge
This multipack contains one 8ml black and one 8ml colour cartridge and provides you with the full set of inks for your printer offering convenience and savings.
Photo Paper Pro Platinum
Professional studio finish photo paper offering outstanding quality and fade resistance. With wide colour reproduction, this glossy heavyweight paper extends the creative potential of photographers.
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.
For precise ink yield information see www.canon-europe.com/ink/yield
For features availability please see the specific product specifications
This short film introduces the PIXMA MG series to a wide audience. Through the help of a young guy demonstrator in his 'home office', the film 'walks through' the basic set of functions.
This short film comprises of 4 sections, each featuring a different demonstrator showing us just how easy it to use PIXMA features and software to enhance creative life at home.
This short film comprises of 5 sections, each featuring a different demonstrator showing us how easy it is to print from, and scan to popular smartphones or tablets, using wireless PIXMA printer.
Wireless connection setup
Find the requirements needed to setup this printer on a wireless connection, the available connection methods, and the step by step instructions as well as how to reset the printer back to the factory settings.