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imageCLASS MF6550

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  • Fast 23 pages-per-minute laser output

  • Duplex versatility - two-sided copying, printing, faxing, and color scanning

  • 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax with up to 256 pages of reception memory1

  • 500-sheet cassette plus 100-sheet multipurpose tray

  • Legal-size platen and 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder2

  • Single Cartridge System

  • Scan in color up to 9600 dpi quality with 600 dpi optical resolution

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed3 for optimal performance

Generation Green is Canon's new environmental initiative. This program encompasses imageCLASS Laser Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Printers, and Scanners. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to learn about the environmentally-friendly approach Canon is takes in designing many of its current and future products. The imageCLASS MF6550 has the following Generation Green characteristics:
  • Auto-Duplexing - Using automatic 2-sided printing and copying can save you up to 50% of your paper supply.

  • 4 in 1, 2 in 1 Printing - This option allows users to place multiple pages on 1 page, saving up to 75% of your paper supply.

  • PC Faxing - Send documents directly from your PC to a fax machine to reduce paper and print usage.

  • Energy Saving Mode - When the imageCLASS MF6550 enters Energy Saving Mode, it has a low power consumption of 5 watts of energy in Energy Saving Mode.

  • On-Demand SURF Technology - On-Demand (Surface Rapid Fixing) technology uses a linear ceramic heater that heats instantly for fast warm up speeds and Quick First Prints. This results in up to a 75% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional roller-fixing systems.

  • Toner Saving Mode - When the imageCLASS MF6550 is switched into the toner saving mode, it allows for up to a 20% more economical toner usage.

  • AIRSHELL Cartridge Packaging - AIRSHELL is packaging material for our imageCLASS toner cartridges that utilizes air cushioning. It reduces product package sizes, helps to improve shipping efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions generated during transport by approximately 23% to 49%.

  • Toner Cartridge Recycling Program - Canon was the first in the printing industry to create a toner cartridge recycling program. Canon toner cartridges are 100% recovered with zero landfill waste.

  • Hardware Recycling Program - Canon is committed to the world community and the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. We want to work with our customers to ensure appropriate recycling of certain imageCLASS products to help improve the environment and our local communities.

  • Refurbishing Program - The Canon refurbishing facility manages waste stream processes for Canon products, so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage for imageCLASS products, not third-party vendors.

  • ENERGY STAR® - Qualified products are 25% more efficient than conventional models. By using less energy these products reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy as well as money. The imageCLASS MF6550 automatically enters low-power mode when not in use.

  • RoHS Compliant - This is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product restricts the use of cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).

  • ISO 14001 - We currently hold the largest Consolidated Certification to the ISO 14001 Standard for our Environmental Management Systems in the world with over 700 Canon companies certified to the Standard.
To learn more about Generation Green, visit www.usa.canon.com/green.

Energy Star qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information regarding Canon Energy Star, visit www.usa.canon.com/energystar


Printing Method

Monochrome LaserPrint Speed (up to)Up to 23 ppm (letter)Print Resolution (Up to)600 x 600 dpi; 1200 x 600 dpi quality

Ink Compatibility

Canon Cartridge 106 (Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle: 15,000)


64MB (Shared)Paper Handling500-sheet cassette, 100-sheet multipurpose tray

Output Tray Capacity

100 sheets (face down)

Copy Resolution (up to)

600 x 600 dpi; 1200 x 600 dpi quality

Copy Speed (up to)

Up to 23 cpm (letter)


Laser-based Monochrome Digital Copier


50-200% in 1% increments


256 Levels

First Copy Time

Less than 8 seconds

Paper Weight

17 to 20 lb. (cassette), 16 to 34 lb. (multipurpose tray)

Reduction / Enlargement

50%, 64%, 78% / 129%, 200%

Document Feeder


Copy Size

Platen: Up to 8.5 x 14; ADF: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14

Copy Features

Duplex Copy/Bind Type: 1 to 2, 2 to 1, 2 to 2 / Book, Calendar

Scanner Type

Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)Max. Resolutions600 x 600 dpi (optical);
9600 x 9600 dpi (enhanced)

Color Depth


Max. Document Size

Platen: Up to 8.5 x 14; ADF: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14

File Format


Modem Speed

Up to 33.6 Kbps

Memory Capacity

Up to 256 pages2

Fax Resolution

Up to 406 x 391 dpi

Memory Capacity

Standard, Up to 1 Hour

Speed Dialing

23 one-touch speed dials/100 coded dials

Receive Mode

Fax Only Manual, Answering, DRPD, Fax/Tel Auto Switch

Fax Features

Remote RX, Polling (RX only), Delayed TX, Dual Access

Other Features

Duplex Fax: Yes (transmission/reception)
PC Fax: Yes (sending only)

OS Compatibility

Windows® 98, Me, 2000, XP, and Mac® OS X 10.2.8 & up (print and PC faxing only)

Standard Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed3

Software Included

Canon drivers for Windows®, ScanSoft® OmniPage® SE (OCR), NewSoft® Presto! PageManager

Power Consumption (approx.)

780W (Max), 5W (Energy Saver Mode)

Dimension (W x D x H)

20.5(W) x 17.3(D) x 17.8(H)


52.3 lbs./50.1 lbs.


3 year limited warranty with 1st year on-site service41Based on 20 lb. paper.
2Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode).
3USB 2.0 Hi-Speed performance requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 with pre-installed USB 2.0 port.
4Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See the warranty card for full details.

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1. Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode).
2. Letter-size paper.
3. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed performance requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 with pre-installed USB 2.0 port.

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

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