Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless All-In-One Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Auto Duplex Printing, White (Tablet Ready)
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- Easily print and scan from your mobile devices and popular online cloud services with our free Canon PRINT app.
- Use Android Tablets and Smart Phones to print wirelessly using Mobile Apps and Cloud Printing
- Compatible with Individual/Combo CLI-251 XL Ink Tanks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) & PGI-250 XL Pigment Black Ink Tanks.
- 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
- PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) lets you print directly from Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Flickr, Dropbox
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Canon PIXMA Color Printer MG5520
The PIXMA MG5520 is an advanced Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer with a smart design delivering a combination of high performance and real convenience. Print beautiful, borderless photos up to 8.5-inch x 11-inch and crisp documents with remarkable quality. The MG5520 offers 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi with 2pl technology, five individual ink tanks and the ChromaLife100+ system. If a color runs out, you only replace the ink tank you need. Plus, the Snap Edge feature allows for quick access to the ink tanks for easy replacement. With a 2.5-inch LCD screen, the MG5520 lets you preview your images before you print, and correct your photos with Auto Photo Fix II.
Mobile Device Printing
The free EasyPhoto-Print app lets you wirelessly print and scan jpg and pdf files from compatible Windows RT devices.(13)
Print and scan wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer around the house.(1)
Wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, documents and more from compatible iPad, Phone or iPod touch devices to a compatible 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.(5)
Canon PRINT app
The Canon PRINT app easily lets you print and scan photos or documents from your compatible mobile device.(4)
4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi produces incredible quality and detail in both your documents and photos.(3)
Five Individual Inks
This 5-color ink system consists of four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink, producing exceptional photos and crisp, laser-quality text.
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%.
This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select genuine Canon inks and select genuine Canon photo papers for beautiful borderless photos.(2)
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.
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.
My Image Garden
My Image Garden software makes organizing and printing your photos fun and easy with great facial recognition, Special Filters, Calendar Organization, Automatic Layout Suggestions and so much more!
This considerate feature lets you print anytime without worrying about disturbing those around you.
1. 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.
2. Envelopes and High Resolution Paper are NOT supported for borderless printing.
3. Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
4. Requires an Internet connection and the Canon Print 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 7.0 or later, and Android mobile devices running Android 2.3.3 or later. Your device must 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. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
5. 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.
6. '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.
7. 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'.
8. 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).
9. Creative Park Premium is a premium content service available exclusively to users only when all of the colors of genuine Canon inks are installed.
10. 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 website for additional details.
11. 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 our website for additional information.
12. Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
13. Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with Windows RT devices.
14. Requires an Internet Connection.
15. Requires an Internet connection and Google account. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply.
16. 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.
17. Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See our website for details.
The Canon 8580B021 Black Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One is an advanced printer with a smart design delivering a combination of high performance and real convenience. Print beautiful, borderless photos up to 8.5 in. x 11 in. and crisp documents with remarkable quality. This model offers 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi with 2pl technology, five individual ink tanks and the ChromaLife100 system. If a color runs out, you only replace the ink tank you need. Plus, the Snap Edge feature allows for quick access to the ink tanks for easy replacement. With a 2.5 in. LCD screen, the MG5520 lets you preview your images before you print, and correct your photos with Auto Photo Fix II. Package Content: wireless inkjet phjoto all-in one printersetup ink tankspower cordmanualwarranty Cloud Link Pringing Print documents such as Excel or Word documents stored on your mobile device Print photos stored on your mobile device Interface remotely with the print3er Scan by accessing the scanner interface on your mobile device Height 5.90 Width 18.00 Depth 14.60 Weight 13.80 Color White Operating System Batteries Included Batteries Required Number of Batteries Battery Type Language English Assembly Required
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[11/01/2015 UPDATE: I put out a review for the MG7720, which I suggest if you are looking at the Canon Pixma MG models. The MG7720 is the replacement for the MG7520 ]
[12/11/2014 NOTE: I suggest looking at the Canon PIXMA MG7520 or Canon PIXMA MG7120 if you are interested in the MG series printers in 2014/2015]
This is definitely NOT a sweet spot in the Canon MG/MX line-up.
One would think the MG5520 is the replacement for the MG5420. However, the MG5420 IS A SUPERIOR INK JET PRINTER ALL-IN-ONE for very little cost difference.
And if looking at the MG5420, I highly suggest checking out the MG7120 to see if its better features such as especially an additional GRAY ink tank and ETHERNET are worth the relatively little additional cost.
If interested in either, see reviews on MG5420 and MG7120 for details.
Here are some of the notable differences in MG5420's favor:
- Print Color Resolution: 9600 horizontal x 2400 vertical dpi
- Print Most Granular Dot: 1 picoliter
- Scanner Resolution: 2400 horizontal x 4800 vertical dpi (optical)
- Print 4"x6" Photo speed: 21 seconds
- Copy speed (FCOT): 14 seconds
- Printing on DVD/CD's
- Print Color Resolution: 4800 horizontal x 1200 vertical dpi*
- Print Most Granular Dot: 2 picoliter
- Scanner Resolution: 1200 horizontal x 2400 vertical dpi (optical)**
- Print 4"x6" Photo speed: 44 seconds (110% slower)
- Copy speed (FCOT): 20 seconds (40% slower)
- No printing on DVD/CD's
*The MG5520's 4800 horizontal x 1200 vertical max dpi COLOR PRINTING will meet MOST NEEDS. The Pro photo inkjet printers (PRO-1/PRO-10/PRO-100) even max out at 4800 horizontal dpi (though have finer vertical stepping capability), for example. Be sure to use specially designed paper (for example, enter "canon paper_guide" in a search engine) to really see the difference of the higher resolution. Also, print from an application in which you can choose the profile for that paper (ex: many Adobe products) if possible, too.
**The MG5520's 1200 horizontal x 2400 vertical max dpi SCAN will meet MOST NEEDS (though it is too low for some film/slide scanning needs especially if you plan to enlarge). For example, even a 2.5"x3.5" paper photo scanned at 1200dpi may enlarge to 8x10 comfortably, though frankly you will be fortunate if that amount of info is even available from the photo. It is therefore also moot to argue enlargement benefits of over 1200dpi scanning of paper photos as the detail is likely not there for over 1200dpi.
SOME PROS OF MG5520 over MG5420:
- MG5520 will automatically turn on if it is off when a print request is sent.
- MG5520 doesn't require a wireless router to print from a mobile device, it has an Access Point Mode which allows direct printing to the printer without need for a wireless router.
- MG5520 allows you to print directly (no computer needed) from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, DropBox, Evernote, and more, via apps downloaded to the printer.
I don't think the few ancillary pros of the MG5520 outweigh MG5420's superior features, though the info is there to make your own call. And if you want your cake and to eat it, too, the MG7120 for a bit more money will give you the benefits of the MG5420 plus the MG5520 benefits, plus the GRAY toner tank and ETHERNET to boot.
Here below are some suggestions for keeping ink costs under control.
Anyone researching Inkjet Printers will likely be concerned about ink costs. Here are 6 things you can do to mitigate this with the MG7120:
- Buy the XL versions of the ink, this is supposed to reduce the cost per color page to a very competitive 13-14 cents per page (vs. 16-19 cents).
- As noted above, choose to print black and white or grey scale when that will do just fine. For some documents this can avoid black made from layers of colors. Canon says, for example, MS Word may print in black only with default text color but an Adobe graphics document not saved in a grey scale only format will likely use colors to try to faithfully reproduce the graphics.
- Turn off the automatic shut-off. Standby mode uses 1.0W, so on standby even all year uses around 9kWh/yr., so around $1/yr depending on where you live. This can help lessen the number of minute or so long cleaning routines as it runs around a minute after start-up and sometimes at shutdown. It runs the cleaning other times, too, which is good as it keeps ink from clogging.
- Avoid printing pages with solid or heavily colored background in color when possible.
- Some fonts use 20-40% less ink than others. According to a leading consumer magazine, Times uses much less than Arial which uses much less than Calibri, for example.
- Draft quality mode uses less ink than Standard (and is faster), and of course both use less ink than High quality mode. Note that text is much sharper at high quality.
NOTE: If there is no printing or cleaning routine at least once a month or so, select it to run a cleaning routine (easy to do) or turn it off and on to force it to once a month or so to keep the nozzles unclogged. If they clog talk to Canon support for what is often an easy solution.
• Printer comes with a CD that helps you with the set up process. I suggest you use it because without it you will most likely have problems. I’m a pretty technical person and I needed the set up CD. It took me about a half hour to get through the set-up, including connecting to a wireless router.
• Once connected I was able to print easily from my computer via wifi. Speed of printing is not bad either.
• You will need to download an app to print from your phone/ipad called PIXMA Print. From this app I was able to access my photo library on my phone and quickly print via wifi. I was able to easily and quickly adjust paper size, paper type, etc. from within the app so it works well.
• Photo quality is ok, consistent with other color printers. Don’t expect anything special.
• Overall, this printer is exactly what I wanted for the office and works to my expectations. If you are looking for a wireless printer for home I can’t see why you won’t like it as well.
Obviously, the primary interest in a printer is how well it prints - and this Canon MG5520 handles the usual documents well and also outputs high quality photo prints. There are other factors and features that might interest you, so below is a list of my thoughts about the printer (organized as Positives and Negatives).
+ Can do all the basic functions (print, scan, copy)
+ Prints very nice photographs - some sample photo paper is included inside the box to get you started
+ The software/drivers that comes with the printer are easy to use and install (and are compatible with both PC and Mac)
+ LED menu screen is very simple to use - it utilizes buttons below the screen for selection rather than a touch screen feature.
+ Multiple paper trays accommodate different size paper and hold a decent volume.
+ Printing time per page is much faster than I'm used to and the ink dries very quickly.
+ Wireless connection is great, printer has never had a problem picking up the wireless signal (in my house, the printer is placed about 30 feet from my router).
- Start up and shut down period is somewhat lengthy. Usually takes the unit about 2 minutes to warm up before printing can begin.
- It seems they printer often "charges" the ink, it will usually take 30-60 seconds before the printer begins printing the documents. If you need to change an ink tank, expect it to be at least a 5 minute process. It's possible I'm just not patient enough, but I consider this too long. If you're in a hurry to print something as you're out the door to work/school, forget about it.
- The printer is quite loud (there is a Quiet Setting on the printer if this is a problem).
- The cost of ink and the frequent need to replace it are two common issues among today's printers. I haven't had this printer for very long, so I can't say for sure exactly how often ink needs to be changed (and of course it will depend on how often you print). But in general, Canon does seem to have about the same ink usage as the other leading brands.
- One good thing about most recently manufactured printers (including this one) is that they have separate cartridges for the individual hues - Magenta, Cyan, and Yellow - rather than just one big color cartridge. This allows you to replace only the specific cartridge you need without wasting other ink. Whatever printer you buy, you really want to make sure it has separate canisters for each color.
- When you do need to replace ink on this Canon, it is a very simple process.
- For this specific printer, the ink tanks are labeled Canon #250 and #251. A full set of replacement (black and colors) will run you about $50. I recommend the products below for best value:
Canon PGI-250/CLI-251 Ink/Paper Combo Pack Ink or Canon CLI-251 BK/CMY 4 Value Pack Ink