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Canon PIXMA iX6550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 695 reviews of Canon PIXMA iX6550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the print quality and size. The usability and performance also get good views. There are some less positive opinions about the paper handling. Comments are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA iX6550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 user reviews of Canon PIXMA iX6550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and noise are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA iX6550 A3+ Colour Photo PrinterCanon PIXMA iX6550 A3+ Colour Photo Printer

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

This simple office or home printer handles A3 with aplomb

Compact ; Good print quality

No networking ; Flimsy plastic build quality

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PIXMA iX6550

 

An A3+ printer which doesn't cost the earth to buy and produces high quality images at good print speeds, particularly when printing photos.

Comparatively quick photo print, Telescopic paper supports for small footprint, 9,600dpi max resolution

No memory card slots or PictBridge, No LCD display, No wireless connection

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PIXMA iX6550 review

 

Canon's PIXMA iX6550 inkjet printer doesn't have a scanner, copier, automatic document feeder, auto-duplex or any other complicated circuitry to confuse you — all it does is print documents and photos from the tiny 6x4in size all the way to A3+. It's...

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Canon Pixma iX6550

 

The iX6550 isn't awash with features, but those after a somewhat compact A3 printer should find it good value.

Up to A3 printing ; Very compact for an A3 printer ; Fair print speeds, especially for A3 ; Good print quality

USB cable not supplied ; No other networking options ; Confusing page yield quotes make office economising difficult ; Plastic construction feels cheap

The only real market for an A3 printer should be folks who regularly need to print at up to A3 size. For anyone else a number of multifunction printers, including several of Canon's own would serve their purposes better, with perhaps a trip to the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (macworld.co.uk)

Canon PIXMA iX6550 review

 

Canon's PIXMA iX6550 inkjet printer doesn't have a scanner, copier, automatic document feeder, auto-duplex or any other complicated circuitry to confuse you — all it does is print documents and photos from the tiny 6x4in size all the way to A3+.

Compact; Good print quality

No networking; Flimsy plastic build quality

Canon's iX6550 is a good general-purpose A3 printer for any office or home user who just needs reasonable print quality and doesn't mind the restriction of USB-only connectivity.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (techworld.com.au)

Canon PIXMA iX6550 A3 printer

 

This simple office or home printer handles A3 with aplomb

Compact ; Good print quality

No networking ; Flimsy plastic build quality

The Canon PIXMA iX6550 does a good job of printing A4 and A3 documents and colour photos. We don't have any real problems with it apart from the slightly plasticky build quality and lack of USB cable — otherwise it acquits itself well as a competent if...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (zdnet.com.au)

Canon Pixma iX6550

 

The iX6550 isn't awash with features, but those after a somewhat compact A3 printer should find it good value.

Up to A3 printing ; Very compact for an A3 printer ; Fair print speeds, especially for A3 ; Good print quality

USB cable not supplied ; No other networking options ; Confusing page yield quotes make office economising difficult ; Plastic construction feels cheap

The only real market for an A3 printer should be folks who regularly need to print at up to A3 size. For anyone else a number of multifunction printers, including several of Canon's own would serve their purposes better, with perhaps a trip to the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Paul Burrows (avhub.com.au)

canon pixma ix6550 review

 

Interested in moving up to an A3+ inkjet printer, but don’t want to make a huge investment?

Consumer review by: Moonraker (warehouseexpress.com)

Just the job!

 

This must be one of the cheapest A3+ printers on the market.So far, great results.

Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Simple Controls

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Miss Moppet (warehouseexpress.com)

Canon Pixma A3 printer excellent

 

This A3+ printer replaced my old HP 1220C which drove me mad with paper feed. Eventually it would only accept lightweight copy paper and was useless for coated photo paper. The Pixma only prints which is all I want it to do: doesn\'t include fax or...

Durable","Easy feed","Great Picture Quality","Lightweight","Simple Controls","Small footprint for an A3

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):1.3
Power consumption (typical):20

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:150
Standard input capacity:150

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing: Yes
Borderless printing media sizes:A3, A4
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4 / A3, A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5
Maximum print area:A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Glossy paper, High resolution paper, Photo paper, Plain paper

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:9600 x 2400
Number of print cartridges:5

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11.3
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.8
Resolution color:9600 x 2400
Time to first page (color, normal):120

Sound Emission

Operating acoustic emission:45
Print noise level:45

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Windows Vista, Vista SP1/SP2, Windows XP SP2/SP3\nMac OS X v.10.4.11 - v.10.6
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor:1 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:Display: SVGA 800 x 600\nCD-ROM Drive

Technical Details

Bundled software:Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-WebPrint EX, Full HD Movie Print, Solution Menu EX
Dimensions (WxDxH):21.6 x 11.8 x 6.26 / 549 × 299 × 159
Ink drop:1 pl
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Print speed (color, normal quality, 10 x 15 photo):36
Print technology:Inkjet
Supported media weight(s):64 - 300

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8
Height:6.26
Weight:16.8
Width:21.6