My Image Garden: My Image Garden software makes organizing and printing your photos fun and easy with great facial recognition, Fun Filters, Calendar Organization, Automatic Layout Suggestions and so much more!
Dual Function Panel: This streamlined control panel provides useful function buttons that transform into a keypad in fax mode for easier operation.
Fully-Integrated, 30-sheet Auto Document Feeder: Easily copy, scan and fax multiple documents without having to load them one page at a time. Enjoy full integration so the printer can better fit in tight workspaces.
Built-In Auto Duplex Printing: Automatically print on both sides of the page without the hassle of turning it over manually. This can reduce your paper consumption and cost by up to 50%.
FastFront: This innovative design feature allows for even easier replacement of your Genuine Canon Ink and papers right from the front of the machine.
Full HD Movie Print: Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR, PowerShot cameras, VIXIA camcorders into beautiful prints.8
2.5" LCD: Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just choose your picture and print!
Auto Scan Mode: With one press of the Scan button your original is automatically recognized and saved in the correct format.9
Auto Document Fix: This built-in software automatically analyzes and corrects both text and image documents so text will remain clear and easy to read with pronounced edges, and pictures will keep their true color with highlights, shadows, and dots being smoothed out.
Quick Start: After pressing the power button you can begin inputting commands in mere seconds so full operation is possible in a much shorter time.
Auto Photo Fix II: This built-in technology automatically categorizes your images into one of five types - Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery - then applies optimal image and multi-zone exposure correction. So, unexposed areas of the photo will be optimized, area by area and faces that are backlit and under-exposed will automatically be brightened with correct color cast to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.
Evernote: Quickly and easily scan your documents and papers from your printer or scanner. Evernote will make your documents searchable, so you can always find what you need at anytime, on any device. To learn more about Evernote,
Don't think so hard
The printer does absolutely everything that I need it to do. That in itself is why I bought it. However, It routinely does disconnects from my wireless network (which is up to date). In addition the scan operation ON the printer wants me to do it from the computer (which makes the option on the printer USELESS). Then it opens a nice "AReader" STYLE scan version which you can not name UNTIL you have saved it....So unless you can remember the 14 digit automatic assigned number(so that you can add a scanned documents together or save) you spend more time playing rope a dope with the files you want to group together. Then from their "QUICK" menu good luck finding where the program saved to OR better yet accessing it so that you can change the FILE NAME. In short this product is what We call a 20-10 From a far it looks like a 10 but up close is junk. My dinosaur (3yr old) HPack Printer does everything this does, except double sided features and its this much of a hassle. The ink also cost less than the printer. Thank you for nothing, Keep it simple stupid.
November 22, 2013
Just perfect for my needs!
I recently purchased this printer and so far I just love it! I also owned the Canon MX452 printer. I wanted an upgrade with more features so that's why I purchased the MX522. I have a review written up on the MX452 that you might want to see as well if your interested in that model. But the MX522 just seems to work really well with Windows 8.
The PROS....It was a real breeze to set up! Connected in less than 1 minutes to my wireless modem. Even though the quick set up sheet connects your printer wirelessly without the CD I did notice that I had to use the CD on the desktop and laptops to use all the other features that the printer offered. The CD will walk you step by step to connect your other wireless devices to the printer and install the proper and "necessary" drivers. And the additional "optional" software programs. This is tip is only for the people that may not know this but you don't need to have your PC or laptop on to use the printer and it's many features. I love the large size menu dual function panel on the printer and it's in color. The keypad and any other features on the printer lights up brightly. Just make sure you don't turn off the printers power. When the printer is not in use the printer will just go to sleep to reduce the power. But as soon as you click print or any other feature the printer will wake up immediately. The printer lights all go out when the printer goes into sleep mode when your not using it except for the wireless blue light and the select a feature blue light. Printing documents were really sharp and clear. Really like the auto duplex or double sided page printing. Fax machine was very easy to set up and use. I haven't printed any photos as yet, but if I do I will update this again. But that's if I even try it at all. I did not purchase this printer for color photo printing. I had for a few years my Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Photo Printer which prints beautiful color photos! Had to get it repaired only once, but owned it since Feb 2009. The Canon repair guy only needed to tighten a loose screw and "BAM" it looks like it's ready to go a few more years again! The MX522 printer uses two separate ink cartridge tanks. One tank is for color and the other tank is for black. If you want to view the ink cartridges for the MX522 they are.....Canon CL-241 for color, and for black the Canon PG-240. They also come in 2 more different sizes that holds more ink....the XL and the XXL.
The CONS....I wouldn't recommend this printer for a business or busy home office. It only holds 100 sheets and I feel that printing documents would not be fast enough to keep up. It's an excellent printer for home use for a family or an individual or if you just need to print or scan or fax a few pages daily. I still feel that the scanner features still needs more editing tools. But it will scan without any problem. Just remember to go to IJ scan utility settings to set up where you want your scanned documents to go to after you scan them. Not too happy with the online manuals if you happen to need them. I found them somewhat difficult to use and don't go into enough details for solving issues. But I don't heavily rely on the manuals to do what I need to do. I'm the type of person that's going sit down and go through every feature that Canon offers. The hubby doesn't have the time or patience for that, so that's where I come in at.
OVERALL....I have no complaints with this printer in fact I like it so much better than the MX452, that's why I wanted to upgraded. It just seem like everything just came together so much easier than the MX452 for me. The MX522 did not come with a printer cable in the box which was fine with me since I didn't need it anyway. This printer is 100% wireless and I can never go back to a wired anything again! Just love the convenience of being able to print with the Air Print feature from anywhere in the house. But if you don't have a wireless modem then your going to need to purchase a printer cable if you want to connect to a desktop or laptop. I downloaded the Android Canon app for printing and scanning with my cell. I also registered the printer with Google cloud print to be able to print from anywhere.
RANDOM NOTE.....On another site someone asked a question that if the color ink runs out can you still print with the black? And this answer applies to whichever color runs out first the black or the color ink. And the answer is YES. Just don't remove the empty tank. Leave both tanks in order for this to work. First you need to go to the control panel and select hardware and devices, right click on your MX522 printer. You should see a drop down menu. You will then select printing preferences. Then a box will appears with tabs at the top you will select the maintenance tab. Then click on Ink cartridge settings. It will give you a choice to print with whatever ink tank you choose. Then just hit ok and then close out the boxes. Not to worry it will not change any setting other than which tank you want to print from. But remember when you do want to add new ink just make sure to go back and change the setting for your printer to print with color again. The printing preferences has a lot of great features that you might want to check out too. But I highly recommend this printer!
August 3, 2013
Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free on Google Play, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later, and Windows RT devices.
Printer firmware update may be necessary for AirPrint function. Certain exceptions may apply. A PC running Windows XP or later or A Mac running OS 10.4.11 or later and USB cable required to perform firmware update. AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base Station, or Time Capsule is not supported
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Envelopes and High Resolution Paper are NOT supported for borderless printing.
To install using Windows® OS, .NET Framework 4 is required. Compatible still image formats are PDF (created using Canon PDF Creator only), JPEG (Exif), TIFF, and PNG. Compatible video formats are MOV (from select Canon digital cameras only) and MP4 (from select Canon digital camcorders only).
Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100for additional details.
"Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" movie files created by Canon digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
For network users, Auto Scan Mode is available only when scanning at a computer using MP Navigator EX software and selecting the 1-click feature then "Save to PC".
The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.
Page count is based on ITU-T No.1 chart or Canon FAX Standard Chart No.1.
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
"ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See our www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details."
Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
Black & white document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using ITU-T No.1 chart. Color document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using Canon Color Fax Test Sheet. Actual transmission speed vary depending on document complexity, fax setting at receiving end, and line conditions etc.
Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth v2.0 technology and optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.
Requires an Internet connection. Google Cloud Print Function available April, 2012 or later. Printer firmware update may be necessary for Google Cloud Print function. Certain exceptions may apply. A PC running Windows XP or later or A Mac running OS 10.4.11 or later and USB cable required to perform firmware update.
Print Your Days requires Microsoft Silverlight 5, an Internet connection and runs on Windows Internet Explorer 8, 9 and Google Chrome on a PC running Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Will also work in Firefox under Windows 7 (32-bit) and Windows Vista (32-bit).