Canon PIXMA iX6550

PIXMA iX6550
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Canon PIXMA iX6550

Compact and stylish A3+ printer for photos and documents

This ultra compact and stylish printer delivers exceptional quality prints of photos and documents up to A3+ format. Featuring a raft of creative facilities, it’s ideal for the home or small office.

  • Ultra compact and stylish A3+ printer
  • Up to 9600 dpi print resolution with min. 1pl ink droplets
  • 5 Single Ink Tanks
  • ISO ESAT 11.3 ipm mono / 8.8 ipm colour
  • 10x15 cm borderless photo in approx. 36 sec
  • Access to professional “Solution Templates”
  • ChromaLife100+
PIXMA iX6550
  • Only change the ink which runs out Only change the ink which runs out
  • Superb photolab-quality print head Superb photolab-quality print head
  • Prints up to A3+ (329x483mm) Prints up to A3+ (329x483mm)
  • Print images from your movies Print images from your movies
  • Smart web printing Smart web printing
  • Automatic photo corrections Automatic photo corrections
  • Downloadable business templates Downloadable business templates
  • Micro ink droplets for precise print Micro ink droplets for precise print
  • High resolution photo printing High resolution photo printing

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.

Compact and stylish

This A3+ inkjet printer offers exceptional quality photo and document printing. Its ultra compact and stylish design makes it a perfect solution for both home and small office – especially where space is a premium.

High quality print

Print professional looking business documents, posters, spreadsheets, architectural plans or marketing materials with vivid colours and exceptional detail on plain paper up to A3. Bring your pictures to life with photolab-quality photo prints up to A3+ thanks to Canon’s FINE inkjet technology using ink droplets as small as 1pl and a resolution as high as 9600 dpi.

Single ink tanks

The PIXMA iX6550 incorporates 5 single ink tanks. When one colour runs out, only a single tank needs replacing, which minimises wastage and helps keep print costs low.

Productive speeds

Enjoy efficient document print speeds of 11.3 ipm in mono and 8.8 ipm in colour. A high quality 10x15 cm borderless photo can be produced in approximately 36 seconds*.

Print directly from movies

Turn your Canon digital camera movie moments into beautiful prints with Canon’s Full HD Movie Print feature. Simply play your movie on a PC and capture the frame or frames to print.

Intelligent software

Photo printing has never been simpler thanks to Easy-PhotoPrint EX, offering features such as red-eye correction, and face smoothing, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Content from multiple websites can be effortlessly combined and printed with Easy-WebPrint EX.

Added creativity

CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is an online service that lets you download photos and illustrations from internationally recognised photographers and artists**. These can be used to create professional-looking greeting cards, calendars and much more.

Easily create impressive looking business documents – such as flyers and point of sale material – thanks to a set of downloadable “Solution Templates”, compatible with Microsoft Word.

Long-lasting photos

The ChromaLife100+ system ensures beautiful photos that last a lifetime***. Canon’s FINE print head, Canon genuine inks and select photo papers combine to keep those precious memories protected for future generations.

* See Specifications

** Requires internet connection. Access is only with Canon genuine inks installed

*** See www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100 for further details

  • * See Specifications
  • ** Requires internet connection. Access is only with Canon genuine inks installed
  • *** See www.canon-europe.com/chromalife100 for further details

Product Specification

PRINTER FUNCTIONS

Print Resolution Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi
Print Engine Inkjet, 5 Single Inks, 5-colour system with minimum 1 pl droplet size
Photo Lab Quality Speed Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 36 seconds
A3+ Bordered: Approx. 120 seconds¹
Mono Print Speed ESAT: Approx. 11.3 ipm
Colour Print Speed ESAT: Approx. 8.8 ipm
Ink Cartridge Configuration Single Ink technology - 5 separate ink tanks (PGI-525PGBK, CLI-526BK, CLI-526C, CLI-526M, CLI-526Y)
Black Ink Tank Life Black: 335 pages (PGI-525PGBK), 3160 pages* (CLI-526BK)¹
Black: 2835 photos* (PGI-525PGBK), 615 photos* (CLI-526BK)²
*Estimated Supplemental Yield
Colour Ink Tank Life Cyan: 530 pages (CLI-526C), Magenta: 495 pages (CLI-526M), Yellow: 515 pages (CLI-526Y)¹
Cyan: 202 photos (CLI-526C), Magenta: 204 photos (CLI-526M), Yellow: 202 photos (CLI-526Y)²
Media Type Plain Paper, High Resolution Paper (HR-101), Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), 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), Photo Stickers (PS-101), T-Shirt Transfer (TR-301)
Media Input Sheet Feeder: Max. 150 sheets
Media Size Sheet Feeder: A3+, A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 25 x 30cm (10 x 12 in), 20 x 25cm (8 x 10 in), 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm
Media Weight Sheet Feeder: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 300 g/m²
Two Sided Printing Available by manual operation only
Borderless Printing Yes (A3+, A3, A4, 25 x 30cm, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm sizes)¹

INTERFACE AND CONNECTIVITY

Interface Type - PC USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Interface Type - Mobile Phone / PDA None

DRIVERS AND SOFTWARE

Supported Operating System Windows 8 (32 and 64bit)
Windows RT
Windows 7 (32 and 64bit)
Windows Vista (32 and 64bit)
Windows XP (32bit)
Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.8
Minimum System Requirements Windows 7: 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM (32bit) / 2 GB RAM (64bit)
Windows Vista (32 and 64bit): 1 GHz CPU, 512MB RAM
Windows XP SP2, SP3: 300 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 6
CD-ROM Drive
Display: SVGA 800 x 600
Mac OS X 10.6: Intel CPU, 1 GB RAM
Mac OS X 10.5: Intel or PowerPC CPU (G4, G5, 867 MHz or faster), 512 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4.11: Intel or PowerPC CPU (G5, G4, G3), 256 MB RAM
Browser: Safari 3
CD-ROM Drive
Display: XGA 1024 x 768
Driver Features Collate, multiple page per sheet print, poster print, scaled print, fit-to-page print, Photo Noise Reduction, photo effects
Software Included Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-WebPrint EX¹, Full HD Movie Print², Solution Menu EX
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-WebPrint EX¹, Full HD Movie Print², Solution Menu EX

GENERAL FEATURES

Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Standby: Approx. 1.3W
Off: Approx. 0.5W
Printing: Approx. 20W¹
Temperature Range Operating environment: 5° - 35° C
Humidity Operating humidity: 10 - 90%RH (no condensation)
Acoustic Noise Levels Printing: Approx. 45.0 dB(A) with default settings
Dimensions (W x D x H) approx. 549 × 299 × 159 mm
Weight Approx. 7.6 kg
Print Resolution ¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/9600 inch.
Photo Lab Quality Speed ¹ 11x14" (28x35cm) image bordered onto A3+ size based on the default setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.
Black Ink Tank Life ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard patterns continuously with the default settings on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using Windows 7 printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows 7 Home Premium's Windows Photo Viewer. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.
Colour Ink Tank Life ¹ Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. Values obtained by continuous printing.
² When printing Canon standard patterns continuously with the default settings on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using Windows 7 printer driver in borderless printing mode and Windows 7 Home Premium's Windows Photo Viewer. Declared yield value determined based on Canon standard method referring to ISO/IEC 24711.
Borderless Printing ¹ Paper types NOT supported for borderless printing are as follows: Envelope, High Resolution Paper, T-Shirt Transfer, Photo Stickers.
Software Included ¹ Easy-WebPrint EX for Windows requires Internet Explorer 7 or later. Easy WebPrint EX for Mac requires Safari 4 or later.
² "Full HD Movie Print" is available from 'MOV' movie files created by Canon digital cameras. Windows PC or Mac with Intel CPU required with Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 (or later) or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 (or later) software installed.
Power Consumption ¹ When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on A4 size plain paper using default settings.
  • All specifications subject to change without notice.
  • Borderless 10x15cm photo lab quality print speed based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II media.
  • Document print speed (ipm) on plain paper is measured based on the average of office category test ISO/IEC 24734.
  • Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used and does not take into account data processing time on
  • host computer.
  • 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
  • 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.

PGI-525PGBK

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 19ml ink tank allows you to print up to 335 pages of A4 documents.

CLI-526BK

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 9ml ink tank allows you to print up to 615 of 10x15cm colour photos.

CLI-526C

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 9ml ink tank allows you to print up to 530 pages of A4 documents.

CLI-526M

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 9ml ink tank allows you to print up to 495 pages of A4 documents.

CLI-526Y

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 9ml ink tank allows you to print up to 515 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.

PGI-525PGBK 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 and each allows you to print up to 335 pages of A4 documents.

CLI-526 C/M/Y

Three Colour Multipack
Save time and money with this multipack, containing one each of the standard 9ml cyan, magenta and yellow 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