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Canon MF6550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Canon MF6550. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and paper handling. The noise and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the multifunction and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Canon MF6550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the print quality and size are generally positive. The paper handling and noise are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the multifunction and reliability, and opinions are divided on the price.

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This summary is based on the products: Canon MF6550 Duplex Copier Laser PrinterCanon MF6550 Duplex Copier Laser Printer

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Built for speed and performance, the ImageCLASS MF6550 is a powerful duplex copier designed to produce high-quality laser output. The ImageCLASS MF6550 copies and prints at up to 23 pages-per-minute for high-quality letter-size documents. Print resolution is at a crisp 1200 x 600 dpi quality, and comes equipped with 2-sided output capability. Paper handling for the MF6550 can come from either the 500-sheet front-loading paper cassette or the 100-sheet multipurpose tray. Use the multipurpose tray to accommodate a variety of sizes and types of paper stock such as bond, plain and color paper, transparencies, labels and envelopes for special projects. Stack letter or legal-size paper on both the cassette and multipurpose tray for a total capacity of 600 sheets. When copying, use the legal-size platen glass for single-page originals or large, bulky items such as books or newspapers. For multi-page originals, use the 50-sheet Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (DADF). Have you ever needed to copy or fax a document with information on both sides of the page? With the MF6550, now you can. Not only does it allow you to copy from both sides of the original, it also allows you to fax and scan a two-sided original without flipping the page. Fax and receive documents with speed and ease. Documents will transmit quickly with Super G3 (33.6 Kbps) modem speed, which keeps phone line costs down and less wait time for the next job. With a host of convenient fax features like 23 Speed Dials, 100 Coded Dials, and a generous 256 pages of incoming reception memory, faxing will be simple and effortless. Reach new levels of productivity with the MF6550's built-in color scanning and powerful included scanning software. Store and easily manage color images, invoices, or important documents with NewSoft Presto! PageManager. You can also digitize paper text to editable text using ScanSoft, OmniPage SE (OCR) software for Windows. No longer will you have to retype paper documents to edit them. Built for reliability and ease-of-use, the ImageCLASS MF6550 incorporates Canon's Single Cartridge System, as well as years of fine-tuned copying and printing know-how, attesting to Canon's commitment in providing products with a level of quality and expertise that ensures your business runs efficiently and effectively.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Copier resize:50 - 200
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):22
First Copy Out Time B/W:8sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:22ppm/23ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600 / 600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
Time to first copy (black, normal):8

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Character display:16
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:500sheets/600sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (off):5
Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):20

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
Green Tick Certified: Yes


Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:124
Fax coding methods:JBIG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:256
Fax resolution:400 x 400
Fax resolution (black & white):400 x 400
Fax resolution fine mode (Black and White):200 x 200
Fax resolution standard mode (black & white):200 x 100
Fax resolution superfine mode (black & white):200 x 400
Fax speed (A4):3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):123
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:123
Group dial:122
Modem Speed:33.6
Standard Memory:4

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing:Yes/Yes (send only)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon ImageCLASS/Canon LaserBase

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:500
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Standard input capacity:500


Standard Memory:64MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 30

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Fax, Scan / Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:copy, scan, No / Scan / scan, No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP/ Vista\nMac OS X version 10.2.8-10.5.x\nLinux / Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP/ Vista\nMac OS X version 10.2.8-10.5.x¹ ²\nLinux¹ ³ / Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Custom media sizes:76.2 - 215.9 mm, 127.0 - 355.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):20.5 x 16.5 x 17.8 / 20.5 x 18 x 17.8 / 32.6 x 30.9 x 43.1
I/O ports:USB 2.0
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):20.5 x 16.5 x 19
Media types supported:A4, LTR, LGL, Envelope (COM10, Monarch, DL, ISO-5)
Modem Type:Super G3
Optional Printer Languages:En,Ge,Fr,Sp,It,Sw,Nr,Du,Fn,Da,Cz,Ru,Po,Gr,Es,Cr,Bl,Tu,Sl
Page yield high capacity (black & white):5000
Power Requirements:220-240 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±2 Hz) / AC 200-240V, 50-60Hz
Power supply:860
Print margin bottom (A4):0.185
Print margin left (A4):0.142
Print margin right (A4):0.106
Print margin top (A4):0.114
Scan speed:22
Standard media sizes:A4, Legal, Letter
Supported media weight(s):56/128

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:500
Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:10, DL / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 90 g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:56 - 128
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / copy, print / Copy, Scan
Economical printing:No / Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:15000
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing / N
Printing colors:Black
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):860
Power consumption (off):5
Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):20


Max Printing Speed B/W:22ppm/23ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):22ppm/23ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600 / 600 x 1200
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.114
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22
Standard printer languages:UFRII-LT
Warm-up time:13.5


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan input modes:50-200%
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Omni Page SE, Presto! Page Manager, MF toolbox, Department ID Management / Presto!PageManager, Scansoft OmniPage SE
Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:66
Noise level (idle):43
Print noise level:66
Printing noise level:66


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:64

System Requirements

Compatibility:TWAIN, WIA
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:TBD

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:52.2 / 52.9