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Canon Pixma MG 5550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2073 reviews of Canon Pixma MG 5550. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the ink consumption and durability.

usability, performance, price, size, design

noise, reliability, paper handling, durability, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon Pixma MG 5550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Pixma MG 5550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Canon Pixma MG 5550 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the multifunction and design. The print quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed reviews on the paper handling and performance. There are some critical views about the durability and reliability.

usability, price, print quality, design, multifunction

noise, reliability, durability

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PIXMA MG5550 - multifunction printer ( colour )Canon PIXMA MG5550 - multifunction printer ( colour )

May, 2018

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (

Canon Pixma MG5550 review


With excellent print quality and features including an automatic duplexer, this is a great printer for the money

Apr, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Canon Pixma MG5550 review


At first glance, the printing performance may not seem that impressive. These days, 11.8 pages per minute isn't amazing, even for an inkjet. However, what's rather more impressive is that once you leave behind the fastest mode, and switch to the middle...

The MG5550 isn't perhaps the best featured or best designed MFD we've seen. However, once you strip away the rarely-used fastest mode, the Pixma offers excellent speed and quality. As performance goes, this is the #1 sub-£100 model on the market. As...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Canon PIXMA MG5550


The Canon PIXMA MG5550 is a sleeker, smarter take on the inexpensive, wireless all-in-one. It's a fussier, noisier take, too, though.

Low-profile case ; Neat cartridge cover ; Four colour photo prints

Low capacity main tray ; Noisy, particularly when feeding paper ; Large footprint when printing

However, every time we tried to register the printer with either Google or Canon, from the printer or a connected PC, we got the same ‘Cannot connect to server’ message. This was using the same wireless link to the same router that worked fine for...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Canon Pixma MG5550


The MG5550 isn't perhaps the best featured or best designed MFD, but it does offer excellent speed and quality. Read our Canon Pixma MG5550 review to find out more.

The MG5550 isn't perhaps the best featured or best designed MFD we've seen. However, once you strip away the rarely-used fastest mode, the Pixma offers excellent speed and quality. As performance goes, this is the #1 sub-£100 model on the market. As...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : mfereday (

PIXMA MG5550 : Canon PIXMA MG5550


Adding to its range of All-in-One devices, Canon has released a product that leans towards quality as against speed of delivery

The Canon PIXMA MG5550 is an inkjet All-in-One product that offers print, scan and copy facilities with a choice of wireless or USB connectivity. Rather unassuming, but not unattractive, in appearance, this predominately matte box with rounded corners...

Jan, 2014

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Goodness knows why this was recommended

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Goes through ink like you wouldn't believe. Cannot to B/W printing if the colour ink is empty. The printing spills onto the floor. Wireless is good, when it prints quality is OK except for photos which are ok I suppose but not amazing

Oct, 2015

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refill the cartridges

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great alround printer: It does seem to be cleaning the cartridges all the time but it is easy to refill cartridges with bulk ink, buy a 525/ 526 cartridge resetter and bulk in and the running costs are low.

Nov, 2014

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Very pleased so far

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I have had this printer for 4 months now and it hasn't missed a beat. I do occasional printing, scanning and photocopying and it has not let me down. No jamming of paper, just failed to load the paper once but it was my fault for not pushing the tray...

Nov, 2014

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Worst printer I've ever bought, going back!

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Bought it a week ago, and VERY UNHAPPY with it. Same problem as Faceburg. Paper feed not working properly, many mangled sheets of paper, and clearing a paper jam is a nightmare, half an hour of picking out bits of paper piecemeal. Quick start menu not...

Sep, 2014

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Mac owners avoid!

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I bought this to replace a previous Canon, where the print head had failed. Which comments that it uses a lot of ink. It is also going to use twice as much paper as I am used to. My last Canon happily automatically printed on both sides of a sheet of...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Maximum number of copies:99
Time to first copy (black, normal):20
Time to first copy (color, normal):20


Color of product:Black / White


Built-in display:Y
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.4

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):1.1

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Maximum number of paper inputs:1
Maximum number of paper trays:1
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print / Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print,PIXMA Cloud Link
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

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

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:10x15, A4, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, DL / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:64 - 105
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15 / 10x15,13x18,20x25 / 3.94x5.91, 5.12x7.09, 7.87x9.84
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Plain paper / Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105 / 64 - 125


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:Y
Duplex functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Number of print cartridges:5
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Pigment black, Yellow / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):11
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):1.1


Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:8.7
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:12.2


Gray scale levels:2
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:My Image Garden\nQuick Menu
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Other operating systems supported:Android / Android, iOS
Windows operating systems supported:J.M. Coetzee / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Sound Emission

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


Card reader integrated: No

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:3000

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:13.9 / 222.2