Canon PIXMA iX6550

This ultra compact and stylish printer delivers exceptional quality prints of photos and documents up to A3+ format. Featuring a raft of creative facilities, it’s ideal for the home or small office.


  • Ultra compact and stylish A3+ printer
  • Up to 9600 dpi print resolution with min. 1pl ink droplets
  • 5 Single Ink Tanks
  • ISO ESAT 11.3 ipm mono / 8.8 ipm colour
  • 10x15 cm borderless photo in approx. 36 sec
  • Access to professional “Solution Templates”
  • ChromaLife100+

Compact and stylish A3+ printer for photos and documents

Compact and stylish
This A3+ inkjet printer offers exceptional quality photo and document printing. Its ultra compact and stylish design makes it a perfect solution for both home and small office – especially where space is a premium.

High quality print
Print professional looking business documents, posters, spreadsheets, architectural plans or marketing materials with vivid colours and exceptional detail on plain paper up to A3. Bring your pictures to life with photolab-quality photo prints up to A3+ thanks to Canon’s FINE inkjet technology using ink droplets as small as 1pl and a resolution as high as 9600 dpi.

Single ink tanks
The PIXMA iX6550 incorporates 5 single ink tanks. When one colour runs out, only a single tank needs replacing, which minimises wastage and helps keep print costs low.

Productive speeds
Enjoy efficient document print speeds of 11.3 ipm in mono and 8.8 ipm in colour. A high quality 10x15 cm borderless photo can be produced in approximately 36 seconds*.

Print directly from movies
Turn your Canon digital camera movie moments into beautiful prints with Canon’s Full HD Movie Print feature. Simply play your movie on a PC and capture the frame or frames to print.

Intelligent software
Photo printing has never been simpler thanks to Easy-PhotoPrint EX, offering features such as red-eye correction, and face smoothing, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Content from multiple websites can be effortlessly combined and printed with Easy-WebPrint EX.

Added creativity
CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is an online service that lets you download photos and illustrations from internationally recognised photographers and artists**. These can be used to create professional-looking greeting cards, calendars and much more.

Easily create impressive looking business documents – such as flyers and point of sale material – thanks to a set of downloadable “Solution Templates”, compatible with Microsoft Word.

Long-lasting photos
The ChromaLife100+ system ensures beautiful photos that last a lifetime***. Canon’s FINE print head, Canon genuine inks and select photo papers combine to keep those precious memories protected for future generations.

* See Specifications
** Requires internet connection. Access is only with Canon genuine inks installed
*** See for further details

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Print Resolution

Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi

Print Engine

Inkjet, 5 Single Inks, 5-colour system with minimum 1 pl droplet size

Photo Lab Quality Speed

Borderless 10 x 15cm: Approx. 36 seconds
A3+ Bordered: Approx. 120 seconds¹

Mono Print Speed

ESAT: Approx. 11.3 ipm

Colour Print Speed

ESAT: Approx. 8.8 ipm

Ink Cartridge Configuration

Single Ink technology - 5 separate ink tanks (PGI-525PGBK, CLI-526BK, CLI-526C, CLI-526M, CLI-526Y)

Black Ink Tank Life

Black: 335 pages (PGI-525PGBK), 3160 pages* (CLI-526BK)¹
Black: 2835 photos* (PGI-525PGBK), 615 photos* (CLI-526BK)²
*Estimated Supplemental Yield

Colour Ink Tank Life

Cyan: 530 pages (CLI-526C), Magenta: 495 pages (CLI-526M), Yellow: 515 pages (CLI-526Y)¹
Cyan: 202 photos (CLI-526C), Magenta: 204 photos (CLI-526M), Yellow: 202 photos (CLI-526Y)²

Media Type

Plain Paper, High Resolution Paper (HR-101), Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro Platinum (PT-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), Photo Stickers (PS-101), T-Shirt Transfer (TR-301)

Media Input

Sheet Feeder: Max. 150 sheets

Media Size

Sheet Feeder: A3+, A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 25 x 30cm (10 x 12 in), 20 x 25cm (8 x 10 in), 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm

Media Weight

Sheet Feeder: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 300 g/m²

Two Sided Printing

Available by manual operation only

Borderless Printing

Yes (A3+, A3, A4, 25 x 30cm, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm sizes)¹



Interface Type - PC

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Interface Type - Mobile Phone / PDA




Supported Operating System

Windows® 7, Windows Vista, Vista SP1/SP2, Windows XP SP2/SP3
Mac OS X v.10.4.11 - v.10.6

Minimum System Requirements

Windows 7: 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM (32bit) / 2 GB RAM (64bit)
Windows Vista (32 and 64bit): 1 GHz CPU, 512MB RAM
Windows XP SP2, SP3: 300 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM
Browser: Internet Explorer 6
CD-ROM Drive
Display: SVGA 800 x 600
Mac OS X 10.6: Intel CPU, 1 GB RAM
Mac OS X 10.5: Intel or PowerPC CPU (G4, G5, 867 MHz or faster), 512 MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.4.11: Intel or PowerPC CPU (G5, G4, G3), 256 MB RAM
Browser: Safari 3
CD-ROM Drive
Display: XGA 1024 x 768

Driver Features

Collate, multiple page per sheet print, poster print, scaled print, fit-to-page print, Photo Noise Reduction, photo effects

Software Included

Windows: Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-WebPrint EX¹, Full HD Movie Print², Solution Menu EX
Mac: Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-WebPrint EX¹, Full HD Movie Print², Solution Menu EX



Power Source

AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

Standby: Approx. 1.3W
Off: Approx. 0.5W
Printing: Approx. 20W¹

Temperature Range

Operating environment: 5° - 35° C


Operating humidity: 10 - 90%RH (no condensation)

Acoustic Noise Levels

Printing: Approx. 45.0 dB(A) with default settings

Dimensions (W x D x H)

approx. 549 × 299 × 159 mm


Approx. 7.6 kg


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