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Canon Pixma MG3550 Ink Cartridges

High quality compatible ink cartridges for Canon Pixma MG3550

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  1. Compatible Canon PG540XL Black Ink Cartridge (5222B005AA)

    Compatible Canon PG540XL Black Ink Cartridge (5222B005AA)

    Premium Compatible Canon PG 540XL Ink Cartridge:
    PG-540XL (180 Pages)
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    Inc. VAT: €19.99 Exc. VAT: €16.25
  2. Compatible Canon CL541XL Tri Colour Ink Cartridge (5227B005AA)

    Compatible Canon CL541XL Tri Colour Ink Cartridge (5227B005AA)

    Premium Compatible Canon CL 541XL
    CL-541 (180 Pages)
    Works with the PG540 Black Cartridge
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    Inc. VAT: €21.49 Exc. VAT: €17.47

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Canon Pixma MG3550 Printer Review & Troubleshoot:

A printer that can print, scan, and copy great quality document and colour files. The Canon Pixma MG3550 is a great printer home as well as for small office users. The printer is best known for its high-quality image prints produced by its Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges.

The low-cost all-in-one printer offers many attractive yet useful features including, wireless connectivity, direct printing, high-speed USB B port, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print apps etc.

Canon Pixma MG3550 is a compact device that can fit into very small office spaces too. The device has a CIS flatbed scanner and the paper capacity of the device is up to 100 sheets. The printer has exceptionally good printing speed that is up to 9.9ppm in monochrome and 5.7ppm in colour.

Advantages:
  • Wireless connectivity
  • USB port
  • AirPrint and Cloud Print app support
  • High speed print
  • Great print quality
Disadvantages:
  • No fax
  • Low paper storage
  • No LCD display
Conclusion:

The Canon Pixma MG3550 is a good choice for those who are looking for a feature-rich budget-friendly all-in-one printer for their small home office. Like all the other Canon Pixma this one also produce great quality photo prints with the help of its Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges.

However, the printer might not be suitable for large printing workload of offices. It also lacks an LCD display which might become a little disappointing for the buyers.

Cartridge Requirements:

The replacement Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridge is:

  • Canon PG540 ink cartridge
  • Canon CL541 ink cartridge

What to do when your Canon Pixma MG3550 printer ink is not ejected correctly?

Various printing issues may occur if your Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges have drained out or ink is not ejected from the cartridges. The issues that occur due to faulty cartridges are blurred prints, smeared prints or faded prints. Steps below will help you to resolve such issues:

Before you proceed further, check the FINE cartridges did not run out of ink If so replace them with the new ones.

Step 1:Check if the Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges are installed properly. If the cartridges are not installed properly the ink will not eject correctly.

  • First open the paper output cover and then open up the head cover
  • Push up the ink cartridge lock lever to confirm that the cartridge is installed properly
  • After confirming that the cartridge is installed properly, close the paper output cover and check the result by making a test print
  • If the problem still does not resolve, remove the FINE cartridges, then install them again
  • Refer the user manual for Replacing the FINE Cartridge and how to install the new ones

Step 2: Check the print head nozzles are not clogged

Print the Nozzle Check Pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles. When printing becomes faint or colours are incorrect it may be because of the clogged printheads. Refer the user manual for the nozzle check pattern printing, Print Head Cleaning, and Print Head Deep Cleaning.

  • If the Nozzle Check Pattern is not printed correctly:
    After performing the Print Head Cleaning, print the Nozzle Check Pattern and examine the pattern
  • Perform the Print Head Deep Cleaning:
    If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning, turn off the machine and then perform another Print Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours
  • If the problem still continues after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours. Then, the ink might have run out. Replace the Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges and check by printing again if the problem resolves

Most Common FAQs for Canon Pixma MG3550:

Q. I’m looking for a printer that can save my money on ink and paper. Do you provide such printer that will fulfill my needs?
A.
Canon Pixma MG3550 is one such printer. This printer can be used to print more even for less money. You can save upto 50% of your savings per page. Also, auto 2-sided printing reduces the amount of paper required to print. Unfortunately, we don’t sell printers on this site. But you can find one on other supporting websites.

Q. Does Canon Pixma MG3550 allow you to print from anywhere?
A.
Yes, you can easily print your documents from anywhere, using this printer. The Google Cloud Print connects your printer directly to the web so that you print from anywhere.

Q. Are the Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges compatible with other printers of Canon’s Pixma series?
A.
Yes, these ink cartridges are compatible with Canon Pixma MX374, Canon Pixma MG3150 Red Edition and many other printers of Canon’s Pixma series.

Q. What is the ink volume of Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges available at your site and how many pages it can print?
A.
The ink volume of Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges for black ink cartridges is 21ml and for coloured ink cartridges is 15ml. You can print upto 180-400 pages using these cartridges. To know more about these ink cartridges, visit https://printerinkcartridges.ie/canon-inkjet-cartridges/canon-pixma-series/canon-pixma-mg3550 .

Q. Does Canon Pixma MG3550 printer allows borderless printing?
A.
Yes, this printer allows borderless printing.

Q. What is the weight of this printer?
A.
The printer weighs approx 5.4 kg.

Q. What are the supported mobile and operating systems available for this printer?
A.
The supported mobile platform for this printer are iOS, Android and Windows RT and the operating systems are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS.

Q. What type of Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges used with Canon Pixma MG3550 printer?
A.
You can use any combination of the cartridges listed below provided that one out of them is black and the other one is coloured. The ink cartridges are:

  • Canon PG540 ink cartridge
  • Canon CL541 ink cartridge
  • Canon PG540XL ink cartridge
  • Canon CL541XL ink cartridge

Q. What are the advantages of using Canon Pixma MG3550 printer?
A.
The advantages of using Canon Pixma MG3550 printer are as follows:

  • AirPrint and Cloud Print app support is present
  • Wireless connectivity is present
  • Can be connected through a USB port

Q. What is the maximum paper input capacity of the front tray? And what media types does the Canon Pixma MG3550 printer support?
A.
The maximum paper input capacity of the front tray is 100 sheets in case of plain paper. This printer supports the following media types: envelopes, photo paper and plain paper.

Q. I had installed only the black Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridge in my printer. I observed light flashes after that. Will my printer not work without the colour cartridge?
A.
As Canon Pixma MG3550 is a colour printer so it requires both the black as well as the colour ink cartridge installed in it with some ink. Otherwise, it will not work. If you are not using the coloured cartridge very much, you can keep the coloured cartridge installed in it and replace the black cartridge on a regular basis. But you will not be able to print without the coloured cartridge or if the coloured cartridge is totally empty.

Q. What is the yield of the genuine Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges?
A.
The yield of the ink cartridges used by the Canon Pixma MG3550 printer is listed below:

  • Black: 180 pages
  • Black XL: 600 pages
  • Colour: 180 pages
  • Colour XL: 400 pages

Q. How much power is consumed by the printer?
A.
The power consumption by the printer is 1.7 Watt in standby mode and it is 0.3 Watt in sleep mode.

Q. How one can receive fast quality printouts while printing through Canon Pixma MG3550 printer?
A.
The Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges are present with the print resolution of 4800dpi and delivers a great ink level. With a print speed of 9.9ipm in mono and 5.7ipm in colour printing A4 size document, it can also print 10x15 cm borderless photo in approx 44 seconds. This printer is a perfect combination of speed, quality printing of documents and images at home.

Q. My cartridges are low on ink and printer is displaying a continuous message of low ink cartridges, though I have black cartridge left with some ink, but still, can’t perform printing through it, what should I do?
A.
After few months of continuous printing the quality of the printed document is not as expected and start degrading, this could be seen when Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges are low on ink and need replacement. Even if you remain with one ink cartridge, still can’t perform the printing function through it. For printing any document both cartridges need to be there. So once your cartridges get empty replace them immediately. See the process for replacing them

  • Do not touch the electrical contacts (A) or print head nozzle (B) on a FINE cartridge. The machine may not print properly if you touch them
  • If you remove the Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges, replace them immediately. Do not leave the machine with the FINE cartridges removed
  • Use a brand new cartridge for replacement. Installing a used one may cause nozzles to clog
  • Once a FINE cartridge has been installed, do not remove it from the machine or leave it out in the open. This will cause the FINE cartridge to dry out, and the machine may not operate properly when it is reinstalled. To maintain optimal printing quality, use a Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges, within six months of first use.

Q. Is there any difference in the print quality when I use compatible ink cartridges for my printer?
A.
No, there is hardly any difference noticed as we provide the best compatible Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridges for your printer. All our cartridges are tested to the highest quality standards to provide you the same quality printouts as you get while using the equivalent original cartridges.

Q. What should I do in case I receive white streaks(lines) on my printouts, lines misaligned or double image or text appears while printing any document?
A.
If you do not use your printer on regular basis, it may be possible that you face several printing issues like lines are not straight, white streaks appear, receiving double texts or images. Follow the steps below to resolve such issues:

Check 1: Perform Print Head Alignment

  • If printing does not seem to be consistent, such as lines are not straight it is recommended to perform automatic print head alignment
  • If the print result is still not improved, go for manual print head alignment

Check 2: Upgrade the print quality
For Windows

  • First, open the printer driver setup window.
  • Select the custom option for print quality on the main tab. This will open up the custom dialog box for you
  • Using the slide bar, upgrade the print quality and then click OK on the main tab. Then when you execute print, the machine prints the document with the selected print quality level which depends on the type of media settings.
For Macintosh
  • Select the Quality & Media from the pop-up menu on the print dialog box
  • Then, select the custom option for print quality
  • Using the slide bar in [Quality], upgrade print quality. Click Print.
When you execute print, the image data is printed with the selected print quality level. Certain print quality levels cannot be selected depending on the settings of Media Type.

Check 3: Check the encoder film conditions, and clean it if it is smeared
The printer detects the position of the Canon Pixma MG3550 ink cartridge holder by the encoder film. If the film is smeared, the holder position cannot be detected properly thus, resulting in faulty printing. Check the encoder film condition and clean it if it is smeared. See process for Cleaning the Encoder Film and if the problem still persists, contact the canon service center.