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PIXMA iX6520

iX Series

MSRP: $199.99

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Extraordinary Resolution: Realize the power of 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi1 firing with 1pl. This produces incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos.

High Performance Individual Ink System: This 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks for exceptional photos plus a pigment-based black ink for crisp professional quality text. Only replace the color ink tank that runs out.

ChromaLife100+: This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon photo papers and inks for beautiful borderless photos that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.3

Amazing Photo Printing Versatility: Print stunning photo quality on various types of photo paper from 4" x 6" to 13" x 19." Full HD Movie Print: Full HD Movie Print software turns your favorite HD movie clips captured with compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot cameras into beautiful photo prints.2

Easy-WebPrint EX: Clip, arrange and print web page contents so you can print what you want off the web, when you want.

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 and color corrected to help ensure more accurate skin tones for gorgeous images.

Beautiful & Borderless: Print photo lab quality, borderless4 photos up to 13" x 19."

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.


Printer Type

Inkjet Printer


Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless4, Document Printing, Photo Printing

Print Speed (up to)

4x6 Color Photo: Borderless Photo: Approx. 36 seconds6Black: ESAT: Approx. 11.3 ipm7Color: ESAT: Approx. 8.8 ipm7

Number of Nozzles

Color: 4,096Black: 512Total: 4,608

Print Resolution (Up to)

Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi1Black: 600 x 600 dpi

OS Compatibility

Windows®7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP
Mac OS® X v10.4.11 to v10.6.x

Standard Interfaces

Hi-Speed USB

Ink Droplet Size

Picoliter Size: 1,2 and 5

Paper Sizes

4 x 6, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, Letter, Legal, 11 x 17, 13 x 19, U.S. #10 Envelopes

Paper Compatibility

Plain: Plain Paper, 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;Matte: Matte Photo Paper;Envelope: U.S. #10 Envelope

Output Tray Capacity

Auto Sheet Feeder: 150 Sheets
Cassette: N/A

Noise Level Approx

45.0 dB(A)

Physical Dimensions

11.8(L) x 21.7(W) x 6.3(H)


16.7 lbs.


Toll-free technical phone support plus 1- year limited warranty with InstantExchange program.

Software Included

Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM
iX6520 Printer Driver
Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Easy-WebPrint EX
Solution Menu

iX6520 inkjet Printer

iX6520 inkjet Printer iX6520 inkjet Printer Document Kit: Cross Sell Sheet Getting Started Important Information Sheet Safety Environment Information Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM Warranty Card Ink Tanks: PGI-225 Pigment Black CLI-226 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black) Power Cord Print Head

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  1. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
  2. Full HD Movie Print allows printing from HD or Full HD "MOV" movie files created by Canon EOS Digital SLR or PowerShot digital cameras. From PC, or Mac with Intel® processor. Print quality is determined by video resolution. Function does not upscale video resolution. Requires Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later, or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later.
  3. 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/chromalife100plus for additional details.
  4. Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
  5. Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.


  7. 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.
  8. 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 www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
  9. System requirements vary by application.
  10. Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See www.canon.com/support for details.
  11. To access CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM from a qualifying Canon printer, all of the software that came with the printer and the full set of compatible genuine Canon ink tanks must be properly installed.

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

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