Canon PIXMA MP540
Inkjet Photo Printers
Canon PIXMA MP540
Compact All-In-One delivering premium print quality and functionality
This affordable All-In-One offers superior 1pl, 9600dpi* prints for demanding home users. Features include Easy-Scroll Wheel, PictBridge and memory card slots for increased versatility.
- Print, Copy and Scan
- 9600x2400dpi print resolution with 1pl ink droplets*
- 5 Single Inks
- Photolab-quality 10x15cm print in approx. 41 seconds*
- 5cm TFT display and Easy-Scroll Wheel
- ChromaLife100+ system**
- Quick Start
- Two paper trays
- 2400dpi scanner
The PIXMA MP540 offers superior photolab-quality prints with 9600x2400dpi* print resolution and 1pl ink droplets for smooth tonal gradations and virtually grain-free prints. The ChromaLife100+ system** combines Canon’s FINE print head, new dye-based Single Inks and certain Canon genuine photo paper to deliver long-lasting, beautiful photos.
Individually replaceable tanks minimise ink wastage and save money. New formulation dye-based inks of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black produce superior photo prints, while a dedicated pigment Black delivers crisp, sharp text documents.
Ease of use
The Easy-Scroll Wheel and TFT display facilitates simple navigation through the menus and offers a visual display of your images. Quick Start allows operation within seconds, and the self-opening paper tray means that even if you forget to open the paper tray, your printer won’t.
The PIXMA MP540’s two paper trays increase media flexibility, allowing the user to pre-load both photo and plain paper. PictBridge compatibility and memory card slots also benefit digital camera users, enabling them to print directly from their camera without needing a PC.
Manage your creative projects and create photo albums and calendars with the bundled Easy-PhotoPrint EX software. The user-friendly software also includes Auto Photo Fix for image correction options and red-eye reduction.
Enjoy high-quality scans with the 2400x4800dpi resolution scanner. Advanced MP Navigator EX software manages your scanned images and includes PDF editing features and a range of image correction options. Auto Scan Mode automatically recognises the document or photo you’re scanning and chooses the appropriate settings accordingly. There is also the option to scan directly to memory card or USB stick for easy transfer and storage of images.
Windows and Mac OS X compatible*
||Print, Scan & Copy. Camera, Memory Card, and Mobile phone direct printing with Easy-Scroll Wheel and 5.0cm Colour TFT display |
||Up to 9600 ¹ x 2400 dpi |
||InkJet 5-ink with minimum 1 pl Micro-Nozzles, FINE print head and ContrastPLUS |
|Photo Lab Quality Speed
||Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 41 seconds (Standard) |
|Mono Print Speed
||ESAT: Approx. 7.3 ipm |
|Colour Print Speed
||ESAT: Approx. 5.5 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: 4520 photos* (PGI-520BK), 815 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: 241 photos (CLI-521C), Magenta: 236 photos (CLI-521M), Yellow: 220 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, 10 x 18cm, 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 in A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm sizes (Windows only) |
||Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 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
||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-PictureCard ¹, xD-PictureCard Type M ¹, xD-PictureCard Type H ¹, Memory Stick Micro ¹, RS-MMC ¹, mini SD Card ¹, micro SD ¹, mini SDHC Card ¹ and micro SDHC ¹.
Features: Multi-select print (select multiple images and number of prints for each image), Photo index print, 35-up contact 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, 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
||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,Corrent slatned 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. 31 sec ¹ |
||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) |
|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 (32bit, 64bit) / Windows XP SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4 |
Mac OS X v.10.3.9 - v.10.5
|Operating System Requirements
||Windows Vista™, XP SP2, 2000 Professional SP4 / Internet Explorer 6.0 / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024x768 |
Mac OS X v.10.3.9, v.10.4,v.10.5 / Safari / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024x768
||Canon MP Navigator EX, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX |
|Dimensions (W x D x H)
||450 x 366 x 157mm |
|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. 43 dB(A) |
When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings
||Approx. 7.8 kg |
||AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz |
||Standby: Approx. 2.4W (when scanning lamp is off), |
Off: Approx. 0.5 W,
Copying: Approx 17 W ¹
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.