Color:Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi3 Black:Up to 600 x 600 dpi3
PGI-250 Pigment Black XL
CLI-251 Cyan XL
CLI-251 Magenta XL
CLI-251 Yellow XL
CLI-251 Black XL
PGI-250 Pigment Black
CLI-251 C Cyan
CLI-251 M Magenta
4" x 6", 5" x 7", Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Plain: Plain Paper, Canon High Resolution Paper; Super High Gloss: Photo Paper Pro Platinum; Glossy: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Glossy; Semi-Gloss: Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, Photo Paper Pro Luster; Matte: Matte Photo Paper; Envelope: U.S. #10 Envelope;
Chlorine-free paper can be used
AirPrint5, Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing2, Calendar Print, Cloud Link Printing14, Document Printing, Full HD Movie Print6, Special Filters, Google Cloud Print15, My Image Garden8, Mobile Device Printing13, Photo Printing, Cloud Link Printing14, PIXMA Printing Solutions4, Print from Email, Red-Eye Correction, Template Print, Trimming Print, Quiet Mode, Web Template Print, Wireless Printing1
Output Tray Capacity
100 Sheets Plain Paper -OR- 20 Sheets of 4"x6" Photo Paper
Optical:1200 x 2400 dpi Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Auto Scan Mode7, Attach to E-Mail Scan, Network Scan, Push Scan, Wireless Scanning
48-bit Input / 24-bit Output
Max. Document Size
8.5" x 11.7"
2.5" LCD, 5-color Ink System, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM9, Auto Power Off, Auto Power On, Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, Snap Edge, Quiet Mode, PIXMA Printing Solutions4, Quick Start, Rated EPEAT Silver
Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP1, Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit
Mac OS® X v10.6.8 - 10.9.x16 Mobile Operating Systems: iOS, Android, Windows RT16
The MG5520 was extremely easy to set up. Print quality is excellent; as good as drugstore photos.
March 3, 2014
This is my third Mg series printer . Everytime I want to print on this wireless printer I have to reconnect to my wifi. My other MG series stays connected to wifi and works even after it goes to sleep. I bought this one because my other two MG8500 and MG5500 worked fine.
I don't want to constantly reset it. I tried updating firmware that did not help either.
February 27, 2014
Not the Quality I Expected From Canon
I used a MP560 for several years. I needed to replace the print head and found this model, said to be a newer model/version of the MP560, actually cost less than the print head for the MP560, so I purchased it, instead of the print head. I am really disappointed in this model.
It was advertised as having memory card slots, which I used regularly on the MP560. The features section of the description states, "Memory Cards: Don't feel like using a computer? Just insert a compatible memory card into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD, and print." If it has one, I can't find it, either on the printer or by searching the support section on the Canon website.
There is no paper tray... just a sheet feeder. You can't leave paper in the printer and close it when the printer is not in use. It, also, doesn't hold much paper.
The print head holder feels very flimsy, which I find very concerning. The only problem I ever had with the MP560 was the print head and this feels very unstable, causing me to think even replacing ink cartridges could damage the print head.
There are a couple of redeeming qualities:
I found this model easy to set up. I plugged it in, turned it on, and followed the directions. From unpacking to first document printed was less than 10 minutes.
Easy to set for duplex printing. Open the printer menu, click on duplex printing and that's all there is to it.
February 19, 2014
Couldn't ask for much more.
Out of the box I didn't have much a problem setting it up. Follow the provided steps and you too can finish the process quickly. Haven't figured out the cloud yet but I haven't found the need to.
February 15, 2014
Wireless printing requires a working 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.
Envelopes and High Resolution Paper are NOT supported for borderless printing.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
Requires an internet connection and the PIXMA Printing Solutions ("PPS") app, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, and iPod touch 3rd generation or later devices running iOS 5.1 or later, and Android mobile devices running Android 2.3 or later. User must register printer with PPS and be a registered member of the compatible online cloud service(s) user chooses to access through PPS and is subject to the terms and conditions of those services. Certain functions (scanning and printing locally stored photos/documents) require your device to be connected to the same working network with wireless 802.11 b/g/n capability as your printer. For users of compatible Apple mobile devices, document printing requires Apple AirPrint, which requires an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. Document printing for Android available November 2013 or later. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
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.
"Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" and "MP4" movie files created by select Canon EOS, PowerShot and VIXIA digital cameras and camcorders. Requires PC, or Mac with Intel® processor and Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later for "MOV" files, or Canon ImageBrowser EX 1.0 or later for "MOV" or "MP4" files.
For network users, Auto Scan Mode is available only when scanning at a computer using My Image Garden software and selecting the 1-click feature then "Save to PC".
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).
CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is a premium content service available exclusively to users only when all of the colors of genuine Canon inks are installed.
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.
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.
Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with Windows RT devices.
Requires an Internet Connection.
Requires an Internet connection and Google account. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply.
System requirements vary by application. For Mac OS, an Internet connection is required during software installation. For Windows OS, .NET Framework 4 is required to install My Image Garden, Quick Menu, and Easy-WebPrint EX software.