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PIXMA MG3520 Black

MG Series - Inkjet

MSRP: $79.99

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AirPrint Support is now available on the PIXMA MG3520

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FINE: Features Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) with a patented print head firing ink droplets as small as 2pl.

Hybrid Ink System: Combines dye ink for vivid colors and black pigment ink for sharp text.

Print Documents and Web Pages Fast: Print documents and web pages with fast speeds of 9.9 images per minute (ipm) for black and 5.7 images per minute (ipm) for color.7

Borderless Photos Fast: Print a beautiful, borderless 4" x 6" photo in approximately 44 seconds.1

Scanning Resolution: Scan originals at a maximum optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi.8

4 Color Cartridge System: Integrates the FINE print head and color ink into one compact unit for easy replacement.

High Resolution: 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi produces incredible quality and detail in both your photos and documents.2
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%.

Auto Power On: This convenient feature automatically powers up the printer whenever you send a photo or document to be printed.

Special Filters: Have all sorts of fun with your images by adding new effects, such as Fish Eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Soft Focus and Blur Background before you print.

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!5

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.

FastFront: Conveniently load your PIXMA printer with genuine Canon FINE ink cartridges and paper at the front of the printer, so you're ready to print fast.

Full HD Movie Print: Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with select Canon EOS Digital SLRs, PowerShot digital cameras and VIXIA digital camcorders into beautiful prints.4

Quiet Mode: This considerate feature lets you print anytime without worrying about disturbing those around you.

Built-In Wireless: Print and scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi® enabled computer around the house.9

AirPrint: Wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, documents and more from your compatible iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® devices to your Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One. There's no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. Just see it, tap it, and print it!3

Google Cloud Print: Allows users to print from Gmail™ and Google Docs™ on a mobile device, and from Google Chrome™ browser for Mac®, Windows®, Linux®, and Chrome™ devices. With Google Cloud Print, you can print from wherever you are, from applications you use every day. You can even share your home and work printers with anyone you choose.10

Mobile Device Printing: The free Easy Photo Print app lets you wirelessly print and scan jpg and PDF files from compatible Windows RT devices.11

Hi-Speed USB: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.



Print Speed (up to)

4 x 6 Borderless Photo: Approx. 44 seconds7
Black:ESAT: Approx. 9.9 ipm7
Color:ESAT: Approx. 5.7 ipm7

Number of Nozzles

Color: 1,152 / Pigment Black: 640 / Total: 1,792

Picoliter Size (color)

2 and 5

Print Resolution (Up to)

Color:Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi2
Black:Up to 600 x 600 dpi2

Ink Compatibility

PG-240XXL Black Cartridge
PG-240XL Black Cartridge
PG-240 Black Cartridge
CL-241XL Color Cartridge
CL-241 Color Cartridge
PG-240XL/CL-241XL Combo Pack with GP-502 Paper

Paper Sizes

4 x 6, 5 x 7, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes

Paper Compatibility

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

Printer Features

AirPrint3, Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing1, Calendar Print, Document Printing, Full HD Movie Print4, Special Filters, Google Cloud Print10, Mobile Device Printing11, My Image Garden5, Photo Printing, Red-Eye Correction, Trimming Print, Quiet Mode, Wireless Printing9

Output Tray Capacity

100 Sheets Plain Paper -OR- 20 Sheets of 4x6 Photo Paper


Copy Speed (up to)

FCOT(Color): Approx. 22 seconds7

Copy Features

Standard Copy, Borderless Copy, Fit-to-Page,
Multiple Copy: 1-21 Pages


Scanner Type


Scanning Element

Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Max. Resolutions

Optical:1200 x 2400 dpi8
Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi8

Scanner Features

Auto Scan Mode12, Attach to E-Mail Scan, Network Scan, Push Scan, Wireless Scanning

Color Depth

48-bit Input / 24-bit Output

Max. Document Size

8.5 x 11.7


Other Features

WiFi LED, FINE Cartridge Hybrid Ink System, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM, Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, Quiet Mode, FastFront, Quick Start

OS Compatibility

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.x 13

Standard Interface

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)9
Hi-Speed USB


1-Year limited warranty with InstantExchange Program. 1-Year toll-free technical phone support.14

PIXMA MG3520 Inkjet Photo All-In-One

PIXMA MG3520 Inkjet Photo All-In-One PIXMA MG3520 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Manuals and other documents Setup CD-ROM FINE Cartridges (Black and Color) Power Cord USB Cable not included

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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  1. Envelopes and High Resolution Paper are NOT supported for borderless printing.
  2. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
  3. 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.
  4. "Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" and "MP4" movie files created by select Canon EOS Digital SLRs, PowerShot digital cameras and VIXIA digital 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.
  5. 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).
  6. CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is a premium content service available exclusively to users only when all of the colors of genuine Canon inks are installed.
  7. 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.
  8. Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
  9. 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.
  10. Requires an Internet connection and Google account. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply.
  11. Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with Windows RT devices.
  12. 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".
  13. 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.
  14. Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See www.usa.canon.com/support for details.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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