Canon PIXMA MG5550 specs

By Simon Williams


Key Features

  • AirPrint and Direct print
  • Duplex print
  • Convenient soft key control
  • Direct printing from Cloud
  • Wireless scanning
  • Manufacturer: Canon
  • Review Price: £100.00
Quick Glance
Type Inkjet
Paper Size A4
Colour Yes
Fax No
Copier Yes
Scanner Yes
Physical Specifications
Height 148mm
Width 455mm
Depth 369mm
Weight 6.3kg
Scanner Yes
Copier Yes
Fax No
Type Inkjet
Duplex Yes
Print Resolution 4800 x 1200dpi
Paper Size A4
Sheet Capacity 100 sheets
Max Paper Weight 300g/sm
Colour Yes
Rated Black Speed 12.2ipm
Rated Colour Speed 8.7ipm
Number of Catridges 5
Print Without PC Yes
Scan Resolution 1200 x 2400dpi
Connection Type USB
Card slot None
Networking Yes
Extra Features 62mm touchscreen, Wireless Direct print, AirPrint, duplex


October 20, 2013, 1:35 pm

When thinking of scanning pages in books, how small is the bezel/border area around the scanning plattern? How easy is it to get into the inside margin of the page without having to risk breaking the spine of the book? Many of scanners fail through poor design with wide bezel areas around the plattern which makes them all but useless for scanning other than single sheets, despite their fancy hinge arrangements. Sadly no picture in the review nor any comment on this type of typical usage of a flatbed scanner.

Michael Keane

April 26, 2014, 9:44 am

Based on research, I purchased this printer in January 2014, three months later it has broke! I am very frustrated with this as I have barely used it, I'm only partway through the original ink cartridges after printing about 20 pages.

Every time I power it up, there is an error message 5011, all Canon can recommend is to disconnect the power and retry. What a bargain £3.50 per page :(


April 29, 2014, 1:59 pm

Thanks for this advise, I was thinking the same myself, you have just confirmed how bad this simple design aspect was overlooked.

Matthew Wilkes

August 6, 2015, 11:54 pm

Any flatbed scanner will be no good for scanning a hardback book - you need specialised scanners for this. Whether it's Canon, Kodak, Epson, Fujitsu, Konica or Ricoh - unless you have the tool for the job it won't perform, bezel or not. The MG5550 is a printer/copier/scanner that costs less than £60, has separate ink cartridges, wifi/cloud capabilities, a colour screen and DUPLEX!!! And you're moaning because it can't scan a book without breaking the spine? Oh my goodness!!!!!

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