Canon PIXMA MG4250

Inkjet Photo Printers

PIXMA MG4250

Canon PIXMA MG4250

Advanced All-In-One photo printer with Wi-Fi, Internet printing and Auto Duplex.

Compact and advanced All-In-One with print, copy and scan functions. With Auto Duplex, colour screen and Wi-Fi, it offers smartphone and Internet printing plus Apple AirPrint support.

  • Advanced Wi-Fi All-In-One
  • Print, copy & scan functions
  • PIXMA Cloud Link with Google Cloud Print
  • Mobile printing & Apple AirPrint support
  • Print more with optional XL inks
  • Save paper with Auto Duplex
  • Fast document & photo printing
  • My Image Garden software
PIXMA MG4250
  • Convenient and easy to replace Convenient and easy to replace
  • Micro ink droplets for precise print Micro ink droplets for precise print
  • High resolution photo printing High resolution photo printing
  • User-friendly colour display User-friendly colour display
  • Use and share wirelessly Use and share wirelessly
  • Tablet and smartphone ready Tablet and smartphone ready
  • Automatic double sided printing Automatic double sided printing
  • Internet ready printer Internet ready printer
  • Built-in card reader Built-in card reader
  • High resolution scanning High resolution scanning
  • Facebook photo printing Facebook photo printing
  • One-stop creative software One-stop creative software

PIXMA MG4250 Video

Get Connected

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

Be Creative

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

Superior Quality

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.

Creative software

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.

Product Specification

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Main Functions Print, Copy, Scan
Other Functions Quality photos
Double sided documents
Smartphone and tablet printing
AirPrint support
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

PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS

Print Resolution Up to 4800¹ x 1200 dpi
Print Engine 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
Borderless Printing 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

INK AND PAGE YIELD

Standard Ink Cartridges 2 FINE Cartridges
PG-540 (Black)
CL-541 (Colour)
Optional Ink Cartridges High yield XL Cartridges
PG-540XL (Black)
CL-541XL (Colour)
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

PAPER SUPPORT

Paper Types 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
Paper Sizes A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial #10), 10x15cm, 13x18cm, 20x25cm
Paper Weight Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m²
Photo paper up to approx. 300 g/m² (Canon special media)

SCANNER SPECIFICATIONS

Scanner Type 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)
Halftone/Greyscale Flatbed scan 16bit input / 8bit output
Compatibility 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

COPIER SPECIFICATIONS

Copy Speed Colour Document sFCOT: Approx. 20 seconds¹
sESAT: Approx. 4.3 ipm¹
Multiple Copy 1-99 copies
Zoom 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)

INTERFACE

Display Type & Size 6.2 cm colour TFT display
Display Languages 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
Apple AirPrint
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

SOFTWARE

Included Software MP Driver including Scanning Utility
My Image Garden
CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM access
Full HD Movie Print¹
Quick Menu
Easy-WebPrint EX (download)²
Supported Operating Systems Windows 8 (32 and 64bit)
Windows RT
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
CD-ROM Drive
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
CD-ROM Drive
Display: XGA 1024 x 768 or better

PHYSICAL FEATURES

Weight Approx. 5.7 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H) 449 x 304 x 152mm
Acoustic Noise Levels Approx. 43.0dB¹
Operating Temperature 5-35°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%RH (no dew condensation)
Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Off: Approx. 0.2 W
Standby (USB connection to PC): Approx. 0.7 W (scanning lamp off)
Standby (all ports connected): Approx. 2.1 W (scanning lamp off)
Time to enter Standby mode: 7 minutes
Copying: Approx. 19 W¹
Print Resolution ¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inch
Mono Document Print Speed ¹ Document print speed on plain paper is measured based on average of ESAT in Office Category Test of ISO/IEC 24734 standard.
Colour Document Print Speed ¹ 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.
Other Print Features ¹ Some features available in Windows driver only.
Ink Tank Life - Document Printing ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711 standard. Values obtained by continuous printing.
Ink Tank Life - Photo Printing ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 29102. 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 scan size is restricted (maximum optical resolution for A4 scan is 600dpi).
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 Colour Document ¹ Colour document copy speed is measured based on average of sFCOT and sESAT in Performance Test of ISO/IEC 29183 standard.
Interface Type - Non PC ¹ Requires connection over Wi-Fi network and installation of free Canon application: EPP for Android and iEPP for iOS. Not available in certain countries or regions.
Included Software 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 7 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.
  • For more information on ChromaLife100+ please visit www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100

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.

PG-540

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.

CL-541

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.

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.

PG-540XL

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.

CL-541XL

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.

Value packs

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 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

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.

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.