Canon PIXMA MG5550

Inkjet Photo Printers

Canon PIXMA MG5550

High quality 5-ink All-In-One with easy mobile and cloud printing

A high-quality Wi-Fi All-In-One for the home with print, copy and scan functions. Features include 5 Single Inks, advanced connectivity for smartphone and direct cloud printing plus XL ink options.

  • High quality Photo All-in-One with Wi-Fi, print, copy and scan functions
  • Cloud printing direct from printer screen: print from online albums, social networks and cloud storage services
  • Effortlessly print and scan from smart devices over Wi-Fi network or internet
  • Download PIXMA Printing Solutions app and control your printer remotely
  • Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint support
PIXMA MG5550
  • Only change the ink which runs out Only change the ink which runs out
  • Optional high yield inks Optional high yield inks
  • Automatic double sided printing Automatic double sided printing
  • Use and share wirelessly Use and share wirelessly
  • PIXMA Printing Solutions app PIXMA Printing Solutions app
  • Tablet and smartphone ready Tablet and smartphone ready
  • Print directly from cloud Print directly from cloud
  • Turns on when you start printing Turns on when you start printing

PIXMA MG5550 Product Tour

Wireless printing

With Wi-Fi and AirPrint support you can print from smartphones, tablets and Apple devices.

Cloud Printing

PIXMA cloud ready printers give you the freedom to print from online cloud services direct from the printer screen.

Photo Software

Bring memories back to life using software that will inspire creative ways to print.

High-quality All-In-One

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.

Cloud printing

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.

Fast printing

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.

Easy operation

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

PIXMA 55 series kit
  • All-In-One printer - PIXMA MG5550
  • Setup Ink Tanks
  • Power cord
  • Setup CD-ROM
  • Manuals and other documents

Product Specification

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Functions Wireless Print, Copy, Scan, Cloud Link

PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS

Print Resolution Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi
Print Technology 5 Individual Ink Tanks (PGBK, BK, C, M, Y)
Inkjet FINE print head with 2pl (min.) ink droplet size
ChromaLife100+ inks
Mono Print Speed Approx. 12.2 ipm¹
Colour Print Speed Approx. 8.7 ipm¹
Photo Print Speed Borderless 10x15cm : Approx. 44 seconds¹
Borderless Printing Yes (A4, Letter, 20x25cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm)
Two Sided Printing Auto Duplex Print (A4, Letter)

CARTRIDGES AND YIELDS

Standard Ink Cartridges 5 individual ink tanks
PGI-550PGBK (Pigment Black)
CLI-551BK (Black)
CLI-551C (Cyan)
CLI-551M (Magenta)
CLI-551Y (Yellow)
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 [5]
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

PAPER SUPPORT

Paper Types Plain Paper
Envelopes
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)
Paper Sizes A4, A5, B5, 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 20x25cm, Envelopes (DL, COM10), Letter, Legal
Paper Weight Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m²
Canon photo paper: up to 300 g/m²

SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS

Scanner Type 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

COPIER SPECIFICATIONS

Copy Speed sFCOT: Approx. 20 seconds¹
sESAT: Approx. 7.2 ipm¹
Multiple Copy 1-99 copies
Copy Functions Document Copying, Photo Copying, Borderless copy, 2-sided copy, 2-on-1 and 4-on-1 copy, Frame erase copy
Copy Zoom 25 - 400% (in 1% increments)
Fit to page
A5 to A4, B5 to A4, A4 to A5 and A4 to B5

INTERFACE

Display Type & Size 6.2cm LCD (TFT)
Display Languages 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
Apple AirPrint
Print from Email
Access point mode

SOFTWARE

Supported Operating Systems Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Supported Mobile Systems iOS
Android
Windows RT
Minimum System Requirements Windows: 3GB disk space, Internet Explorer 8
Mac: Internet connection, 1.5GB disk space, Safari 5
Display: 1024 x 768 XGA
Software Included MP Driver including Scanning Utility
My Image Garden with Full HD Movie Print¹
Quick Menu
Easy-WebPrint EX (download)²

PHYSICAL FEATURES

Weight Approx. 6.3 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H) 455 x 369 x 148mm
Acoustic Noise Levels Approx. 43.0 dB¹
Operating Temperature 5-35°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%RH (no dew condensation)
Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Standby: Approx. 1.1 W (scanning lamp off)
Off: Approx. 0.3 W
Copying: Approx. 11 W¹
Print Resolution ¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inch.
Mono Print Speed ¹ A4 document print speed on plain paper is measured based on average of ESAT in Office Category Test of ISO/IEC 24734 standard.
Colour Print Speed ¹ A4 document print speed on plain paper is measured based on average of ESAT in Office Category Test of ISO/IEC 24734 standard.
Photo Print Speed ¹ Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
Cartridge Yield (Plain paper) ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711 standard. Values obtained by continuous printing.
Scanner Resolution (Optical) ¹ Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution based on ISO 14473 standard. When scanning in high resolution, the maximum scan size is restricted.
A4 Scan Speed ¹ Colour document scan speed is measured with ISO/IEC 24735 Annex C Test Chart A. Scan speed indicates the time measured between pressing the scan button of the scanner driver and the on-screen status display turns off.
Copy Speed ¹ Colour document copy speed is measured based on average of sFCOT and sESAT in Performance Test of ISO/IEC 29183 standard.
Software Included ¹ Full HD Movie Print is available for MOV and MP4 movie files created by select Canon digital cameras and camcorders. Requires installation of software bundled with Canon video or digital camera, from which the movie was captured. MOV files require: ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser (version 6.5 or later), MP4 files require: ImageBrowser EX (version 1.0 or later).
² Easy-WebPrint EX requires Internet Explorer 8 or later.
Acoustic Noise Levels ¹ When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings.
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.
  • Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc.
  • 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
  • Scan speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, scan mode settings and document size etc.
  • Copy speed may vary depending on document complexity, copy mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc. and does not take into account warming up time.
  • 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.

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-550PGBK

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.

CLI-551BK

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.

CLI-551C

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.

CLI-551M

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.

CLI-551Y

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.

XL Inks

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.

PGI-550PGBK XL

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.

CLI-551BK XL

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.

CLI-551C XL

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.

CLI-551M XL

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.

CLI-551Y XL

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.

Value packs

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.

CLI-551 C/M/Y/BK

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 Papers

PT-101

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.

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.

For precise ink yield information see www.canon-europe.com/ink/yield

Tutorials

For features availability please see the specific product specifications

Cloud Printing

Cloud Printing

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.

Getting Started

Getting Started

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.

Be Creative

Be Creative

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.

Get Connected

Get Connected

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 download

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.

Support Videos

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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