Canon Pixma MG5550, MG6450 & MG7150

August 22, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers | 5 Comments |
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Canon today launched 3 new Web-connected All-in-One photo printers. The Pixma MG5550 (£109.99/€119.99) features a 6.2cm TFT monitor, the Pixma MG6450 (£139.99/€149.99) has a 7.5cm screen, while the Pixma MG7150 (£179.99/€189.99, pictured) boasts an 8.8cm touchscreen display with an Intelligent Touch System, which guides the user through the system. In addition, the Pixma MG6450 and MG7150 allow easy photo printing direct from a memory card. All three new models are Wi-Fi enabled, which allows them to connect to services via Pixma Cloud Link. This ensures seamless printing of photos and documents from popular services such as Picasa, Flickr, DropBox, Evernote and social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter. The new Pixma Printing Solutions app is compatible with all three devices and allows users to control their printer from virtually anywhere in the world via a tablet or smartphone.

Canon Press Release

Canon launches three All-in-One photo printers with extensive cloud printing services

United Kingdom, Republic Of Ireland, 22 August 2013 – Canon today announces the launch of three new web-connected All-in-One inkjet printers to lead the refreshed PIXMA home range. PIXMA MG5550, PIXMA MG6450 and PIXMA MG7150 bring a new level of connectivity to home printing, providing direct access to cloud services and social networking sites, and making printing photos and documents easier than ever.

Web-connected printers with cloud and remote access
All three new models are Wi-Fi enabled, which allows them to connect to services via PIXMA Cloud Link. In addition, the new PIXMA Printing Solutions app opens up a world of new printing options.

The new and improved PIXMA Cloud Link service provides users with easy access to social networking, photo sharing and cloud storage sites directly from the printer’s TFT display, with no need for a PC or any other device. This ensures seamless printing of photos and documents from popular services such as Picasa™, Flickr™, DropBox™, Evernote™ and social networking sites including Facebook™ and Twitter™. PIXMA Cloud Link also allows direct access to creative projects from Canon’s CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM.

The new PIXMA Printing Solutions app is compatible with all three devices and allows users to control their PIXMA printer from virtually anywhere in the world via a tablet or smartphone¹. It mirrors the services available on the printer, so content can be printed from online albums, social networking sites and cloud storage sites, as if they were using the device’s own TFT display. Remote access to PIXMA Cloud Link also allows the user to check real-time ink levels and access the printer’s online manual.

Documents can be sent to print from iOS™ devices using Apple’s AirPrint™ feature and the new models also support Google Cloud Print™. With Canon’s new Access Point Mode, users can even print or scan directly to the printer from a connected device without having to join a Wi-Fi network.

Premium features
Each model is equipped with a TFT colour LCD display. The PIXMA MG5550 features a 6.2cm display, PIXMA MG6450 a 7.5cm and PIXMA MG7150 an 8.8cm touchscreen display with an Intelligent Touch System, which guides the user through the system for even easier use without a PC.

PIXMA MG6450 and MG7150 allow easy photo printing direct from a memory card. They also feature Wi-Fi PictBridge capability, which enables easy photo printing direct from Wi-Fi PictBridge-enabled cameras without the need for any cables. All three models also have efficient energy-saving features, such as auto two-sided printing and copying, and an Auto Power On feature, which automatically turns on the printer when a print job is sent.

Advanced printing capabilities for the home
The stylish design of the new models is matched by their high-end single-ink printing capability. Using cartridges designed with Canon’s FINE technology, they offer photo lab quality prints, and crisp, sharp document text.

Both PIXMA MG5550 and MG6450 use five individual ink tanks for fast, high-quality printing.  PIXMA MG5550 has print times of approximately ISO ESAT 12.2 ipm for black and white documents and ISO ESAT 8.7 ipm for colour documents. PIXMA MG6450 prints at approximately ISO ESAT 15.0 ipm for black and white documents and ISO ESAT 9.7 ipm for colour documents.

PIXMA MG7150 has print speeds of ISO ESAT 15.0 ipm for black and white documents and ISO ESAT 10 ipm for colour documents. It also features a grey ink tank, delivering beautiful black and white photo printing, and can print directly onto inkjet-printable discs without the need for adhesive CD labels.

PIXMA MG5550, MG6450 and MG7150 also have optional XL cartridges that allow users to print more for less cost.

Sophisticated software
All the new PIXMA printers include Canon’s flagship software My Image Garden, a one-stop platform which combines all Canon PIXMA software in a single, easy-to-use interface, and ensures effortless navigation between printing and scanning functions. It also includes Canon’s Full HD Movie Print for creating photo prints from movies taken on Canon compact cameras, video cameras or DSLRs.  

Pricing and availability
The PIXMA MG5550, MG6450 and MG7150 are available in the UK & Ireland from October 2013 with an SRP of:

PIXMA MG5550 - £109.99/€119.99
PIXMA MG6450 - £139.99/€149.99
PIXMA MG7150 - £179.99/€189.99

PIXMA MG5550– key features:

High-quality Wi-Fi All-in-One for home

Cloud printing direct from the screen

Control printer from a smartphone or tablet

Superior prints with 5 Single Inks

XL ink options

6.2cm colour display

AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support

My Image Garden

PIXMA MG6450 – key features:

High-performance, stylish Wi-Fi All-in-One

Cloud printing direct from the screen

Control printer from smartphone or tablet

Superior prints with 5 Single Inks

XL ink options

7.5cm colour display

Fast printing

AirPrint & Google Cloud Print support

My Image Garden

PIXMA MG7150 – key features:

Premium 6-ink Photo Wi-Fi All-in-One; stylish design

Enhanced PIXMA Cloud Link

Mobile printing; Apple AirPrint support

Intuitive 8.8cm touch screen

XL ink options

Fast superior printing

Auto 2-sided and Direct Disc printing

My Image Garden

¹ Apple iOS and Android devices. Subject to internet connection.



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#1 Nick

Hi

NO Info on card printing? Rear feed?? paper weight? Basically anything to do with actual printing, like actually using it?

1 question-can it print 300gsm?

10:06 am - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

#2 Greg Fester

Canon printers still running on gold dust are they?

4:35 pm - Saturday, September 14, 2013

#3 richard

The 5550 and 6450 seem to both use a manual front paper tray, although the product videos from canon show them both automatically popping open the tray when sent a print job. Going to have to return the 5550 because having my paper open to dust all the time is not something I want. Will get last year's 5450 which has two internal paper trays and yet has a similar footprint.

3:57 pm - Sunday, October 13, 2013

#4 Matthew Percival

Hi you have shared very informative post. Sometimes people are not aware about printer models and their features. This information helps the people to select one according to their requirements.

7:59 am - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

#5 Mike Moller

Bought a Canon MG5550 printer but on opening the box discovered that the disc containing all the software needed was for windows only, I have a mac. Is there such a thing as a Mac disc for this printer?

12:43 pm - Sunday, January 26, 2014