Canon PIXMA MG5550
Inkjet Photo Printers
PIXMA MG5550 Product Tour
With Wi-Fi and AirPrint support you can print from smartphones, tablets and Apple devices.
PIXMA cloud ready printers give you the freedom to print from online cloud services direct from the printer screen.
Bring memories back to life using software that will inspire creative ways to print.
With advanced Wi-Fi connectivity and 5-ink system this All-In-One printer offers easy, high quality print, copy, scan functiona as well as direct cloud access. It is designed to be used and shared wirelessly around the home and remotely from mobile devices.
Enjoy the freedom to print directly from the internet with enhanced PIXMA Cloud Link. Print photos in seconds from Facebook, twitter and online albums like CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and Picasa or print documents from cloud services like Evernote and Dropbox directly from the printer screen. Produce calendars, download stationery and other templates direct from the PIXMA Cloud.
Smartphone and Tablet ready
For ultimate flexibility you can control your printer directly from your smart devices. Download Canon’s PIXMA Printing Solutions app to print from, and scan to, your smart device as well as cloud services. With the app you can even check printer status, user manual or ink levels. Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support is also provided.
Economical, single inks for superior prints
For greater economy, this All-In-One features 5 single inks, so you only need to change the colour that runs out - making printing more efficient. Dedicated document black and photo black inks together with Canon’s FINE technology and up to 4800dpi print resolution deliver sharp text and images with great levels of detail.
Ideal for speedy, quality printing at home, it has a rapid ISO ESAT A4 document print speed of 12.2 ipm mono/8.7ipm colour and prints a 10x15 cm borderless photo in approx. 44 seconds.
Save money on ink and paper
Optional XL inks let you print more pages than a standard ink, so need replacing less frequently – ideal if you print a lot - and can offer savings of up to 30% per page. Auto 2-sided printing reduces the amount of paper you use and creates professional looking double-sided documents.
A clear 6.2cm display makes it easy to view selected functions or use cloud services. Auto Power On automatically turns the printer on when you start printing from a PC or mobile device on the same network.
My Image Garden software
One-stop software with solutions for organising and printing your photos, scanning and accessing online services. Advanced features like face recognition make it easy to search through all the photos on your PC and find the ones you want.
What's in the box
- All-In-One printer - PIXMA MG5550
- Setup Ink Tanks
- Power cord
- Setup CD-ROM
- Manuals and other documents
||Wireless Print, Copy, Scan, Cloud Link |
||Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi |
||5 Individual Ink Tanks (PGBK, BK, C, M, Y) |
Inkjet FINE print head with 2pl (min.) ink droplet size
|Mono Print Speed
||Approx. 12.2 ipm¹ |
|Colour Print Speed
||Approx. 8.7 ipm¹ |
|Photo Print Speed
||Borderless 10x15cm : Approx. 44 seconds¹ |
||Yes (A4, Letter, 20x25cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm) |
|Two Sided Printing
||Auto Duplex Print (A4, Letter) |
|Standard Ink Cartridges
||5 individual ink tanks |
PGI-550PGBK (Pigment Black)
|Optional XL Ink Cartridges
||High yield XL ink tanks |
PGI-550PGBK XL (Pigment Black)
CLI-551BK XL (Black)
CLI-551C XL (Cyan)
CLI-551M XL (Magenta)
CLI-551Y XL (Yellow)
|Cartridge Yield (Plain paper)
||A4 Colour Document¹ |
Pigment Black: 300 pages
Pigment Black XL: 500 pages
Black: 1795* pages
Black XL: 5565* pages
Cyan: 345 pages
Cyan XL: 715 pages
Magenta: 306 pages
Magenta XL: 645 pages
Yellow: 347 pages
Yellow XL: 715 pages
* Estimated supplemental yield
|Cartridge Yield (Photo print)
||10x15cm photo  |
Pigment Black: 2405* photos
Pigment Black XL: 4945* photos
Black: 376* photos
Black XL: 810* photos
Cyan: 125 photos
Cyan XL: 285 photos
Magenta: 131 photos
Magenta XL: 310 photos
Yellow: 127 photos
Yellow XL: 286 photos
* Estimated supplemental yield
||Plain Paper |
Canon Pro Platinum (PT-101)
Canon Pro Luster (LU-101)
Canon Plus Glossy II (PP-201)
Cano Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201)
Canon "Everyday Use" (GP-501)
Canon Matte (MP-101)
Canon High Resolution Paper (HR-101N)
Canon Photo Stickers (PS-101)
Canon T-Shirt Transfer (TR-301)
|Maximum Paper Input
||Front tray: Max. 100 sheets (plain paper) |
||A4, A5, B5, 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 20x25cm, Envelopes (DL, COM10), Letter, Legal |
||Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m² |
Canon photo paper: up to 300 g/m²
||CIS flatbed photo and document scanner |
|Scanner Resolution (Optical)
||1200 x 2400 dpi¹ |
|A4 Scan Speed
||Approx. 14 seconds¹ |
|Scanning Depth (Input / Output)
||Colour: 48 bit / 24 bit |
Greyscale: 16 bit / 8 bit
|Maximum Document Size
||216 x 297 mm |
||sFCOT: Approx. 20 seconds¹ |
sESAT: Approx. 7.2 ipm¹
||1-99 copies |
||Document Copying, Photo Copying, Borderless copy, 2-sided copy, 2-on-1 and 4-on-1 copy, Frame erase copy |
||25 - 400% (in 1% increments) |
Fit to page
A5 to A4, B5 to A4, A4 to A5 and A4 to B5
|Display Type & Size
||6.2cm LCD (TFT) |
||30 Languages Selectable: |
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Turkish, Greek, Slovakian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, 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, Administration password
|Interface Type - Other
||PIXMA Cloud Link |
PIXMA Printing Solutions app
Google Cloud Print
Print from Email
Access point mode
|Supported Operating Systems
||Windows 8 |
Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
|Supported Mobile Systems
|Minimum System Requirements
||Windows: 3GB disk space, Internet Explorer 8 |
Mac: Internet connection, 1.5GB disk space, Safari 5
Display: 1024 x 768 XGA
||MP Driver including Scanning Utility |
My Image Garden with Full HD Movie Print¹
Easy-WebPrint EX (download)²
||Approx. 6.3 kg |
|Dimensions (W x D x H)
||455 x 369 x 148mm |
|Acoustic Noise Levels
||Approx. 43.0 dB¹ |
||10-90%RH (no dew condensation) |
||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz |
||Standby: Approx. 1.1 W (scanning lamp off) |
Off: Approx. 0.3 W
Copying: Approx. 11 W¹
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 pigment black ink is used for printing documents on plain paper and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The 15ml ink tank allows you to print up to 300 pages of A4 documents.
Black Ink Tank
This Black ink is used for printing photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system. The 7ml ink tank allows you to print up to 376 of 10x15cm colour photos.
Cyan Ink Tank
This Cyan ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system. The 7ml ink tank allows you to print up to 345 pages of A4 documents.
Magenta Ink Tank
This Magenta ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system. The 7ml ink tank allows you to print up to 306 pages of A4 documents.
Yellow Ink Tank
This Yellow ink is used for printing documents and photos. Combined with Canon photo paper it protects your photos from fading with ChromaLife100+ system. The 7ml ink tank allows you to print up to 347 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.
Pigment Black XL Ink Tank
This high yield pigment black ink provides up to 1.6x more prints than the standard equivalent. The pigment black ink is used for printing documents and ensures crisp, sharp text with great longevity. The 22ml ink tank allows you to print up to 500 pages of A4 documents.
Black XL Ink Tank
This high yield black ink provides up to 2x more prints than the standard equivalent. The ChromaLife100+ system black ink is used for printing photos. This 11ml ink tank allows you to print up to 810 of 10x15cm colour photos.
Cyan XL Ink Tank
This high yield cyan ink provides up to 2x more prints than the standard equivalent. The ChromaLife100+ system cyan ink is used for printing documents and photos. This 11ml ink tank allows you to print up to 715 pages of A4 documents.
Magenta XL Ink Tank
This high yield magenta ink provides up to 2x more prints than the standard equivalent. The ChromaLife100+ system magenta ink is used for printing documents and photos. This 11ml ink tank allows you to print up to 645 pages of A4 documents.
Yellow XL Ink Tank
This high yield yellow ink provides up to 2x more prints than the standard equivalent. The ChromaLife100+ system yellow ink is used for printing documents and photos. This 11ml ink tank allows you to print up to 715 pages of A4 documents.
Canon ink value packs 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 users who frequently print and medium to high-volume printing environments.
Four Colour Multipack
Save time and money with this multipack, containing one each of the standard 7ml cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink tanks. The ChromaLife100+ system combined with Canon photo papers delivers stunning results and longevity.
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 tutorial demonstrates how to setup PIXMA Cloud Link which enables you to access and print your documents and photos from popular cloud services directly from a smartphone, tablet or printer screen.
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.
Online manual and setup
Browse the manual for this printer online without downloading or installing any files on your PC, smartphone or tablet. See how to setup the printer on your device and operating system and download required software.
These specific to your product support videos provide detailed, step by step instructions on how to setup your PIXMA printer as well as provide troubleshooting for the frequently asked questions.
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.
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