Canon Pixma MG5550 Review-Canon's all-in-one printers are typically among our favourites, although the company has the tendency to do ideal at the ₤ 100+ mark. Nevertheless, the Canon Pixma MG5550 is a ₤ 70 MFP with five private ink cartridges, an automatic duplexer, cloud printing when it's attached to a wireless network as well as a colour screen. This mix of functions is one we're used to seeing from far more expensive hardware, so this MFP is an appealing proposal. The all-in-one has a solitary paper input tray at the bottom, which works well but is regrettably subjected to dirt.
The MG5550's fast standard print speed implies there's little to be gained in terms of speed by printing at draft top quality; draft text prints emerged at 11.5 ppm. However, draft mode utilizes much less ink as well as looks just as sharp, just with thinner text. Close evaluation reveals that draft text is a little bit much more rugged compared to its full-quality equivalent, but it doesn't show at a glance. Colour print speeds aren't too bad either, at 3.6 ppm. Nonetheless, for ideal results, you'll intend to utilize thicker paper: a test including 75gsm paper left large areas of dark colour looking a little irregular as a result of the huge quantity of ink left to try out them. Besides small speckling, we enjoyed with the top quality of our colour website prints as well as showed organisation records, especially in areas of finely gradated shading. Text in tiny factor sizes was additionally made greatly.
One of the PIXMA MG5550's brand-new functions is the capability to connect straight with Net websites, controlled from the printer's display screen. It works with Google Cloud and Canon's very own Inkjet Cloud Printing Facility as well as the concept is that you can download and install apply for printing without making use of an intermediary computer system or mobile phone.
Nevertheless, every single time we attempted to register the printer with either Google or Canon, from the printer or a linked COMPUTER, we got the exact same 'Could not link to web server' message. This was using the same cordless connect to the very same router that worked fine for publishing all our test jobs. We checked for firewall concerns in the router, yet couldn't locate a reason for this failure.
Canon PIXMA MG5550 Printer Specification
Print Speed (up to)
4" x 6" Borderless Photo: Approx. 44 seconds
Black:ESAT (Black): Approx. 12.2 ipm
Color:ESAT (Color): Approx. 8.7 ipm
Number of Nozzles
Color: 3,072 / Pigment Black: 1,024 / Total: 4,096
Picoliter Size (color)
2 and 5
Print Resolution (Up to)
Color:Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Black:Up to 600 x 600 dpi
PGI-150 XL Pigment Black
CLI-151 XL Cyan
CLI-151 XL Magenta
CLI-151 XL Yellow
CLI-151 XL Black
PGI-150 Pigment Black
4" x 6", 5" x 7", A4, A5, 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;
Matte: Matte Photo Paper;
Envelope: U.S. #10 Envelope;
Chlorine-free paper can be used
AirPrint, Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing, Calendar Print, Cloud Link Printing, Document Printing, Full HD Movie Print, Special Filters, Google Cloud Print, My Image Garden, Mobile Device Printing, Photo Printing, Cloud Link Printing, PIXMA Printing Solutions, Print from Email, Red-Eye Correction, Template Print, Trimming Print, Quiet Mode, Web Template Print, Wireless Printing
Output Tray Capacity
100 Sheets Plain Paper -OR- 20 Sheets of 4"x6" Photo Paper
Copy Speed (up to)
FCOT(Color): Approx. 20 seconds
Reduction / Enlargement
25% - 400%
4-on-1 / 2-on-1 Copy, Auto Exposure Copy, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Copy, Fade Restoration, Fit-to-Page, Frame Erase Copy, Multiple Copy: 1-99 Pages, Photo Reprint, Preset Copy Ratios, Two-sided Copy, Zoom
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical:1200 x 2400 dpi
Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Auto Scan Mode, 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 PREMIUM, Auto Power Off, Auto Power On, Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology, Snap Edge, Quiet Mode, PIXMA Printing Solutions4, Quick Start, Rated EPEAT Silver
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Dimension (W x D x H)
18.0" (W) x 14.6" (D) x 5.9" (H)
Canon PIXMA MG5550 Operating System Compatibility:
Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 10 / Windows 10 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Mac OS X v10.11 / Mac OS X v10.10 /Mac OS X v10.9 / Mac OS X v10.8 / Mac OS X v10.7 / Mac OS X v10.6 / Linux.
Canon PIXMA MG5550 Driver Download
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Driver Download or the Installation for Windows Operating System:
How to install the driver for Canon PIXMA MG5550:
- First, you need to click the link provided for download, then select the option “Save” or “Save as”. Clicking “Save” is for downloading the file. Meanwhile if you choose “Run” or “Open”, the file downloaded will be automatically installed after the downloading process is completed.
- For your information, the driver file that you download will be saved in a certain folder that you have set before, especially in the self-extracting form or (.exe format).
- The last step is double clicking the downloaded file that has the format EXE file for the decompress process. Then, the installation will be automatically started.
How to uninstall the driver by using Control Panel.
Note: The following steps are for Windows 7. The different versions may have the different settings.
- Come to the Start menu, then you need to choose Control panel --> choose the driver and click “Uninstall a Program.”
- Wait until a page is appear with the list of the installed program. Then you need to double click the program that you want to uninstall.
- At last, choose “Yes” and “Ok”. The uninstall process is completed.
Driver Download or Installation process for Mac Operating System:
How to install driver of Canon PIXMA MG5550 in Mac:
- First, you need the file of the driver. When you have already completed the downloading process, it will be saved in the certain folder. You can see it at the computer settings.
- Second, you need to double click the downloaded driver file and mount it on the Disk Image.
- The third step is that you need to double click again the mounted Disk Image.
- At last, double clicking the packaged driver file. Do not worry, the installation is about to be started automatically.
However, the step-by-step of the installation (and vice versa), it can be differed depend upon the platform or device that you use for the installation of Canon PIXMA MG5550 . The above mentioned, the installation is occurred using Windows 7 and Mac for windows XP or windows 8 is not much different way.