Color:Up to 9600 x 2400 dpi2 Black:Up to 600 x 600 dpi2
PGI-250 Pigment Black XL
CLI-251 Cyan XL
CLI-251 Magenta XL
CLI-251 Yellow XL
CLI-251 Black XL
CLI-251 Grey XL
PGI-250 Pigment Black
4" x 6", 5" x 7", Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Plain: Plain Paper, Canon High Resolution Paper; Super High Gloss: Photo Paper Pro Platinum; Glossy: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Glossy; Semi-Gloss: Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, Photo Paper Pro Luster; Matte: Matte Photo Paper; Envelope: U.S. #10 Envelope; CD/DVD: Printable CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc;
Chlorine-free paper can be used
AirPrint4, Auto Duplex Print, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing1, Calendar Print, CD/DVD Printing, Disc Label Print, Document Printing, Full HD Movie Print6, Special Filters, Google Cloud Print13, My Image Garden7, Mobile Device Printing16, Photo Direct Printing (Memory Card)14, Photo Printing, Cloud Link Printing12 , PIXMA Printing Solutions3, Print from Email, Red-Eye Correction, Template Print, Trimming Print, Quiet Mode, Web Template Print, Wireless PictBridge15, Wireless Printing5
Output Tray Capacity
Lower Cassette: 125 Sheets Plain Paper Upper Cassette: 20 Sheets Photo Paper 4" x 6" or 10 Sheets Photo Paper 5" x 7"
Copy Speed (up to)
FCOT(Color): Approx. 14 seconds10
Reduction / Enlargement
25% - 400%
Standard Copy, Borderless Copy, Fit-to-Page, Multiple Copy: 1-21 Pages
Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical:2400 x 4800 dpi11 Interpolated:19,200 x 19,200 dpi11
Auto Scan Mode17, Attach to E-Mail Scan, Network Scan, Push Scan, Scan to Memory Card, Wireless Scanning
6-Color Ink System with Gray Ink, Advanced Media Handling, Auto Power Off, Auto Power On, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM8, Intelligent Touch System with 3.5" Touch LCD, Self-Opening Output Tray, Snap Edge, PIXMA Printing Solutions3, Quiet Mode, Quick Start, Rated EPEAT Silver
Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP1, Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit18
Mac OS® X v10.6.8 - 10.9.x18 Mobile Operating Systems: iOS, Android, Windows RT18
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)5
Continous connection problems with my Mac
Ever since I started using this printer it's been extremely fussy with the connection to my Mac Pro (2013).
Wireless printing stopped working altogether so I connected it with USB to my Airport and even then it very often cannot find the printer and the much-touted Auto Start-up does not work at all. A huge disappointment!
April 10, 2014
Downgrade in every way
Replacing a 6120 that had a faulty red jet, and let's just say I'm glad the store has a 14 day satisfaction guarantee:
a) Moving the scanner opening from the front of the device to the middle is a TERRIBLE idea
b) I use the scanner for batch jobs, which MP Navigator handled quite adequately. MPNav doesn't work on this model, and you're stuck with the 2/3 Gb My Image Garden disaster of a bloatware program. I cannot understate how terrible this software is.
- b2) MPNav had a feature that would auto-detect multiple images and crop accordingly, great for batch-scanning large quantities of photos. This feature in My Image Garden - gone. Tech support says it's there. Well, it don't work.
c) Additional CD/DVD print trays, each cost 20% of the purchase price of the entire printer... Really?
d) Touch screen is lousy, have to apply way too much pressure (compared with devices we are all used to already), and its accuracy is terrible.
e) What's with that little paper tray thing that flips out automatically? Comically foolish.
Took a good base product (6120), and completely destroyed it with unneeded tweaks and gimmicks, while wrecking the actual usability of the product. There is no functional reason behind any of these decisions, except to create an over-engineered piece of trash with horrendous software.
April 8, 2014
I am very happy with this printer. The print quality is great and have had no problems with it. I am using it as a wifi printer and have done copying with it as well.
I like the 2 drawers with different paper types for photo or regular printing.
The only wish I have is that they have a driver for Linux as well, but the driver on WIndows 8.1 works well.
April 3, 2014
Printer that can't print
I bought this model and it worked great for about a week then it consistently messed up and couldn't print because it said "the size of the printer paper is different from the settings" so I took it back and got a new one. The second day of using it same problem would NOT print my papers for work.
Taking it back and won't go with a CANNON again, not going to pay a premium price for a generic printer.
March 24, 2014
Envelopes and High Resolution Paper are NOT supported for borderless printing.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/9600 inch at minimum.
Requires an internet connection and the PIXMA Printing Solutions ("PPS") app, available for free on the App Store and at Google Play. Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, and iPod touch 3rd generation or later devices running iOS 5.1 or later, and Android mobile devices running Android 2.3 or later. User must register printer with PPS and be a registered member of the compatible online cloud service(s) user chooses to access through PPS and is subject to the terms and conditions of those services. Certain functions (scanning and printing locally stored photos/documents) require your device to be connected to the same working network with wireless 802.11 b/g/n capability as your printer. For users of compatible Apple mobile devices, document printing requires Apple AirPrint, which requires an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
"Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" and "MP4" movie files created by select Canon EOS, PowerShot and VIXIA digital cameras and camcorders. Requires PC, or Mac with Intel® processor and Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later for "MOV" files, or Canon ImageBrowser EX 1.0 or later for "MOV" or "MP4" files.
To install using Windows® OS, .NET Framework 4 is required. Compatible still image formats are PDF (created using Canon PDF Creator only), JPEG (Exif), TIFF, and PNG. Compatible video formats are MOV (from select Canon digital cameras only) and MP4 (from select Canon digital camcorders only).
CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is a premium content service available exclusively to users only when all of the colors of genuine Canon inks are installed.
ISO/IEC 24734, 24735 define the default print and copy speed measurement methods. Print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set. Copy speed is the average of FCOT, ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D. ADF copy speed is the average of ESAT in General Performance Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24735, excluding time to copy the first set. See our www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
Optical resolution is a measure of maximum hardware sampling resolution, based on ISO 14473 standard.
Requires an Internet connection.
Requires an Internet connection and Google account. Subject to Google Terms of Service. Certain exceptions may apply.
Compatible memory cards include SDTM Memory Card, SDHCTM, MultiMediaCard®, MultiMediaCard® Plus, CompactFlash®, Microdrive®, Memory Stick DuoTM and Memory Stick PRO DuoTM. The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: miniSDTM Card, miniSDHCTM Card, microSDTM Card, microSDHCTM Card, RS-MMCTM, MMC mobileTM, Memory Stick Micro, xD-Picture Card®, xD-Picture Card® (Type M), and xD-Picture Card® (Type H).
DPS over IP compatible device required.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Windows RT available for free in the Windows Store. Compatible with Windows RT devices.
For network users, Auto Scan Mode is available only when scanning at a computer using My Image Garden software and selecting the 1-click feature then "Save to PC".
System requirements vary by application. For Mac OS, an Internet connection is required during software installation. For Windows OS, .NET Framework 4 is required to install My Image Garden, Quick Menu, and Easy-WebPrint EX software.