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Canon Pixma MG5550 Ink Cartridges

Canon Pixma MG5550 Ink Cartridges

Premium compatible Ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma MG5550 printer:

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  1. Compatible Canon 551 Multipack (PGI-550XL / CLI-551XL)  - 5 Pack

    Compatible Canon 551 Multipack (PGI-550XL / CLI-551XL) - 5 Pack

    Premium Compatible Canon 551 Multipack totals 5 cartridges including the PGI-550XL and CLI551XL Colours: :
    PGI 550PGXL (500 Photos)
    CLI 551BXL (620 Photos)
    CLI 551CXL (267 Photos)
    CLI 551MXL (313 Photos)
    CLI 551YXL (274 Photos)
    Product Details
    Inc. VAT: €16.49 Exc. VAT: €13.41
  2. Compatible Canon PGI-550XL PG / CLI-551XL B/C/M/Y Ink 10 - pack

    Compatible Canon PGI-550XL PG / CLI-551XL B/C/M/Y Ink 10 - pack

    Premium Compatible Multipack of Canon PGI-550XL / CLI551XL 10 Ink Cartridges:
    PGI 550PGXL x 2 (1000 Photos)
    CLI 551BXL x 2 (1240 Photos)
    CLI 551CXL x 2 (534 Photos)
    CLI 551MXL x 2 (616 Photos)
    CLI 551YXL x 2 (448 Photos)
    Product Details
    Inc. VAT: €30.00 Exc. VAT: €24.39
  3. Compatible Canon CLI551MXL Magenta High Capacity

    Compatible Canon CLI551MXL Magenta High Capacity

    Canon compatible CLI551MXL Magenta High Capacity
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    Inc. VAT: €12.29 Exc. VAT: €9.99
  4. Compatible Canon CLI-551CXL Cyan Ink Cartridge (6444B001)

    Compatible Canon CLI-551CXL Cyan Ink Cartridge (6444B001)

    Premium Compatible Canon CLI551XL Ink Cartridge:
    CLI 551CXL (267 Photos)
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    Inc. VAT: €14.75 Exc. VAT: €11.99
  5. Compatible Canon CLI-551YXL Yellow High Capacity (6446B001)

    Compatible Canon CLI-551YXL Yellow High Capacity (6446B001)

    Premium Compatible Canon CLI551XL Ink Cartridge:
    CLI 551YXL (274 Photos)
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    Inc. VAT: €12.29 Exc. VAT: €9.99
  6. Compatible Canon PGI-550PGXL Pigment Black Ink Cartridge (6496B001)

    Compatible Canon PGI-550PGXL Pigment Black Ink Cartridge (6496B001)

    Premium Compatible Canon PGI550XL Ink Cartridge:
    PGI 550PGXL (500 Pages)
    Part of the CLI551 Multipack.
    Product Details

    Exc. VAT: €6.95 Inc. VAT: €8.55

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Canon Pixma MG5550 Printer Review & Troubleshoot:

Features & Benefits

This All-In-One printer offers easy, high-quality print, copy, scan, and direct cloud access thanks to enhanced Wi-Fi networking and a 5-ink system. It's made to be utilised and shared wirelessly around the house, as well as remotely via mobile devices. One of the major benefits of working with this printer is the low cost and great quality of the Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges.

With the improved Pixma Cloud Link, you may print directly from the internet. In seconds, print photos from Facebook, Twitter, and online albums such as image.canon, or print documents directly from cloud services such as Evernote and Dropbox. Calendars, stationery, and other templates can be printed directly from the Pixma Cloud. This printer has 5 single Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges, which means you just need to replace the color that runs out, allowing for more efficient printing. Dedicated document black and photo black inks, along with Canon's FINE technology and a print resolution of up to 4800dpi, provide crisp text and images with a high level of detail.

You can operate your printer straight from your smart devices for maximum versatility. To print from and scan to your smart device as well as cloud services, download Canon's Pixma Printing Solutions app. You may also use the app to check the status of your printer, as well as the user manual and ink levels. Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print are also available as options. A large 6.2cm display makes it simple to see and use specified functions and cloud services. When you print from a PC or mobile device on the same network, Auto Power On turns the printer on automatically. In light of all of these characteristics, this printer is unquestionably a fantastic choice for high-end outcomes. The Auto 2-sided printing saves paper and the Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges save your money.

Expert Verdict

The Canon Pixma MG5550 which is aimed at home offices, sports a new appearance that includes a smaller profile and a smoother, textured black finish. The scanner is set within the case, and the lid's hinges extend to accommodate both books and single sheets. The control panel, which is centred on a 62mm LCD panel, is located in front of the lid. There are three soft keys that exhibit context-sensitive onscreen legends and make working with the screen nearly as natural as using a touchscreen, in addition to the typical square of navigation buttons for making your way around the menus. The front cover of the control panel lifts open to reveal the paper feed tray beneath it.

A new design makes it much easier to replace the five Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges. There is a photo black as well as the pigmented text black - by lifting the entire control panel out of the way. The head carriage then swings into view, flashing red LEDs indicating any Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges that need to be replaced. One of the new features of the Pixma MG5550 is the ability to communicate directly with Internet sites from the printer's display. It works with Google Cloud and Canon's own Inkjet Cloud Printing Center, and the concept is that you can print files without having to utilise a computer or mobile device in the middle.

The Pixma MG5550 prints at a rate of 12.2ppm in black and 8.7ppm in color, according to Canon. A color copy from the flatbed took 25 seconds, which is quite quick, and a 15 x 10cm photo from a PC took 1:04, which is also extremely quick. We took a photo with an Android phone in 53 seconds, but we couldn't get AirPrint to detect the printer. Prints on plain paper have excellent quality, with strong black text and no jaggies or feathering. Colors are generally vivid and solid fills exhibit no traces of dither patterns and are well registered when there is black text on top of them when using Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges. The color copy loses some color vibrancy, but it's still acceptable. The scanner captures a lot of information, and the 1,200 x 2,400ppi resolution is sufficient for both photo and document scanning. Photo prints are excellent, with smooth, realistic colors and plenty of clarity in the image's light and dark parts. Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges come in a variety of colors and may be used with this printer to produce crisp, clear text and great glossy photo results.

It's worth mentioning that the Pixma MG5550 is exceptionally noisy for a Canon printer, with maxima of 68dBA recorded during paper feeds. Also, the main tray has a little capacity while printing, there are larger footprints than the usual printers but it offers cost effective printing with individual Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges replacement and scanner, copier features. The Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges come in two capacities. Both of these are in the centre of the pricing range for all-in-ones in this category. The black pricing is a little higher than typical, while the color is a little lower.

One-stop software that allows you to organise and print your images, as well as scan and access Internet services. Face recognition and other advanced capabilities make it simple to look through all of your images on your PC and discover the ones you want. Optional XL inks print more pages than ordinary inks, requiring less frequent replacement and saving up to 30% on each page. Automatic 2-sided printing saves paper while producing professional-looking double-sided documents. It all boils down to what you're looking for in an all-in-one. If you want the most versatile feature set in a multifunction machine, the Canon Pixma MG5550 is not the greatest choice, but if you value high-quality printing at a reasonable pace, you won't be disappointed.


Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridgesCanon Pixma MG5550 is an all-in-one inkjet printer for small office/home office (SOHO) users. The device offers all the basic functionality of an all-in-printer including printing, copying, and scanning. It offers all the advanced features that an average home office might require like, Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic duplexer, cloud and mobile device printing, and 5 ink cartridge system.

This smart looking printer has one long output tray and one input tray at the front, that can hold up to 100 sheets at a time. Pixma MG5550 has a large 2.5in display with touch screen control panel. The printer produces high quality prints with maximum native print resolution of 4,800 X 1,200dpi and maximum optical resolution of 1,200 X 2,400dpi.


  • Wireless, mobile and cloud printing
  • Automatic duplex printing
  • 5 separate ink cartridges
  • Low running cost
  • Touchscreen control panel with large coloured display
  • Canon Pixma MG5550 ink now available in both original and compatible forms
  • Flexible media-handling


  • Low capacity paper tray
  • Large footprint
  • No fax

Canon Pixma MG5550 Ink Requirements

Printer ink for Canon Pixma MG5550 are as follows:

Canon Pixma MG5550 black Ink

Canon Pixma MG5550 Black ink Compatible PGI 550 High Capacity Cartridge

Canon PGI 550 Ink Cartridge Black with a print capacity of 500 Photos.

Canon Pixma MG5550 black Ink

Canon Pixma MG5550 Black ink Compatible CLI 551 High Capacity Cartridge

Canon CLI 551 Ink Cartridge Black with a print capacity of 620 Photos.

Canon Pixma MG5550 cyan Ink

Canon Pixma MG5550 Cyan ink Compatible CLI 551 High Capacity Cartridge

Canon CLI 551 Ink Cartridge Cyan with a print capacity of 267 Photos.

Canon Pixma MG5550 magenta Ink

Canon Pixma MG5550 Magenta ink Compatible CLI 551 High Capacity Cartridge

Canon CLI 551 Ink Cartridge Magenta with a print capacity of 313 Photos.

Canon Pixma MG5550 yellow Ink

Canon Pixma MG5550 Yellow ink Compatible CLI 551 High Capacity Cartridge

Canon CLI 551 Ink Cartridge Yellow with a print capacity of 274 Photos.

Canon Pixma MG5550 printerConclusion:

The Canon Pixma MG5550 ink replacement cartridges are a great choice for SOHO users and photographers. The printer offers flexible media handling and is ideal for printing iron-on transfers, labels, and glossy / matte finish images. However, this good looking printer is limited to A4 printing and might not attract office users.

On the other hand, the five ink cartridge system is an advantage and reduces the running cost of the printer.

How to fix a Canon Pixma printer when it stops printing?

The printing troubleshoots depends on the causes of the issues. Follow the steps to resolve the printing issues according to their causes:

Cartridge is not installed correctly

Check the model number very carefully and make sure you have right Canon Pixma MG5550 Ink Cartridges installed in the printer. The machine will not print properly if the wrong cartridges are used. Also, make sure these cartridges are installed in the right colour slots.

1. Ensure that the machine is turned ON, and then open the Scanning Unit. The ink cartridge holder moves to the left.

2. Remove the empty ink cartridge

  • Push the cartridge down and take out the empty cartridge

3. Hold the cartridges carefully to avoid staining your clothes or the surrounding work area. Keep the empty cartridges aside safely, for recycling purposes.


Do not touch the transparent film, film cable, ink absorber (sponge part), or any metal parts

4. Prepare a replacement Canon Pixma MG5550 Ink cartridge

  • Unpack the new cartridge and remove the yellow Protective Tape
  • Do not reattach the Protective Tape once you have removed it
  • Hold the removed Protective Tape carefully to avoid getting your hands dirty or staining the surrounding work area once you have removed it
  • Once the Protective Tape is removed, do not touch the gold terminals of the FINE Cartridge or its nozzles. The machine may not print out properly if you touch the terminals

5. Insert the new cartridge
Black ink cartridge should be installed into the left holder and Color cartridge should go into the right holder.

6. Close the Scanning Unit
Lift the Scanning Unit slightly and put the Scanning Unit Support back to its original position. Then close the Scanning Unit. The cartridge holder would automatically move to the right.

Most Common FAQs for Canon Pixma MG5550:

Q. Why isn't my iPad recognizing my Canon Pixma MG5550 printer?
A. Make sure that the iPad and printer are connected to the same network and operating at the same frequency. Wi-Fi on the iPad should be refreshed. This technique makes the iPad search for the printer once more. To turn off Wi-Fi, go to the iPad's settings, tap Wi-Fi in the left-hand list, and then hit the green switch.

Q. How do I use the Canon Pixma MG5550 to scan?
A. Follow the directions listed below:

  • Place the object on the platen and start the IJ Scan Utility if you're scanning from a computer.
  • Select the Settings dialogue box by clicking Settings, then adjust the paper size, resolution, and other options as needed. When you're done with the settings, click OK.
  • Then choose the document and the scanning process begins.

Q. What is the procedure for resetting a Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges?
A. Reset the ink cartridges by following these steps:

  • Disconnect the printer's power and USB wires.
  • Hold down the power button while opening the cartridge door.
  • While holding down the power button, reconnect the power wires.
  • Release the power button and close the cartridge door. The Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges have been reinstalled.

Q. What causes Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges to dry out so quickly?
A. When ink cartridges are exposed to extremes of heat or cold, they dry out more quickly.

Q. How do I connect a new router to my wireless printer?
A. To connect the printer to your wireless network, press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on your router and follow the instructions:

  • Place the printer close to the Wi-Fi router.
  • Turn on the printer after making sure the main tray is loaded with paper.

Q. What steps do I need to take to make my Canon printer wireless?
A. When the Wi-Fi lamp flashes, press and hold the Wi-Fi button, then release it. Activate the Black button. The Wi-Fi lamp lights up. To enable or disable the wireless connection, repeatedly press the Wi-Fi button.

Q. Will my compatible Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges get exhausted faster if I run the process of head cleaning for my printer?
A. Yes, the process of cleaning heads consumes ink, so your ink cartridges will get exhausted sooner if you do it more often.

Q. Are Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges suitable for home use? I want good ink cartridges that carry out simple printing jobs (which is in bulk sometimes) without being expensive.
A. Yes, these ink cartridges are ideal for home use as they will help you print at any level you want. You can print documents or images in large numbers whenever you want with these ink cartridges and be sure of good output and cost-effectiveness.

Q. If I need replacement of ink cartridges purchased from you within two days, can you facilitate it?
A. If the cartridges are faulty and are able to understand the situation fully up to our level, we can initiate the process of replacement right away. You just need to let us know the problem as early as possible through a phone call so we can assess the situation immediately and start with the replacement process to get it done within two days.

Q. I bought a couple of huge multipacks of Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges for all the printers in my department at work. A few are remaining, which I need to store properly. Could you please tell me the right way to store them?
A. Please make sure that you store the cartridges that you’ll be using later remain unopened in their packaging and keep them in a sealed bag. Place them in a cooler temperature where there’s no dust and no sunlight. Also, keep the cartridges standing in the upright position all the time as it prevents mixing of ink of all the cartridges. Please try to use them within a year from the date of manufacture.

Q. Can I trust your compatible Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges to work without causing any problem to my printer?
A. Yes, absolutely. All our compatible ink cartridges are FSC tested and certified. They are manufactured to work well with your printer without causing any hassle. You can use our compatible ink cartridges without worrying about any damage caused to your printer.

Q. How much space does the Canon Pixma MG5550 take up?
A. Canon Pixma MG5550 printers measure 455 mm in width, 369 mm in depth, 148 mm in height and weight about 6.3 kg making them lightweight and easy to move around.

Q. Where can Canon Pixma MG5550 printers ideally be used?
A. Canon Pixma MG5550 printers come with a 5 ink cartridge system and also have scanning and copying features, making them useful for small offices. However, the printer can produce high quality output and Wi-Fi connectivity which makes it suitable for photographers and home users.

Q. I have run out of magenta ink for my Canon Pixma MG5550. Do you provide magenta Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges individually or will I have to buy all the colours together?
A. Yes, we provide individual Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges of all colours. Our customers are given a choice whether to buy the ink cartridges individually, so that they can replace only the colour that has run out, or to buy them in multipacks which contain all the colours.

Q. How many pages can Canon Pixma MG5550 printers print in a minute?
A. Canon Pixma MG5550 printers can print black and white printouts up to a speed of 12.2 pages per minute and colour printouts up to 8.7 pages per minute.

Q. How long would it take for Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges to be delivered to me in Limerick?
A. Usually, if you place an order before 12 noon, you can expect the product to be delivered within 1 - 2 days. Incase your product is urgent, you can contact us on 048 308332211 and we will try to deliver the product to you as fast as possible.

Q. Does the Canon MG5550 printer allow us to enlarge or reduce the size of the original document?
Yes, this canon printer allows you to adjust the size of the original document. The size can vary between 25% to 400%. You can change this in the settings of your printer. For further assistance on this, you can refer to your printer manual.

Q. Do you stock compatible Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges for Canon MG5550 printer?
Yes, of course, we stock the compatible ink cartridges for Canon MG5550 printer. You can buy individual as well as the multipack of the PGI-550 black cartridge and a CLI-551 ink cartridges depending upon your printing needs.

Q. The Canon MG5550 printer has both PGI-550 black cartridge and CLI-551 black cartridge but at the time of printing it does not use the 551 cartridge which resulted in a lot of leftover ink in the cartridge. Can there be changes made in the settings of the printer so that it uses more of 551 ink instead of 550 ink?
The type of Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges that the printer uses cannot be changed through the settings of the printer. All this depends upon the type of printing carried out by the printer. If your printout is purely text based, then your printer consumes PGI-550 black cartridges but in case of photo printing and graphics, your printer uses both the ink cartridges. You may purchase PGI-550 black cartridges separately so that your Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges do not go waste.

Q. I have bought a new Canon MG5550 printer. But unfortunately I threw the box away. Where can I see the serial number of the printer?
For the serial number of the printer, turn the printer upside down. There is a rectangular area from where you can access the workings of the printer, in case you need to clear the paper jam. Just on the left side of this, a sticker displaying a barcode and a serial number.

Q. Is the ink volume the same in the compatible PG-540XL and CL541XL as it is in the original Canon inks?
A. The ink volumes of the remanufactured will equal or exceed the ink of the original brand cartridge.

Q. Can I replace the black only P540 in my Canon Pixma MG5550 even if it has a CL-541XL colour cartridge already in it?
A. Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges are available in both the standard capacity and high capacity volumes, you can mix and match if you wish but in our opinion the high capacity PG-540XL will be much better value for you.

Q. My print quality is not very good, how do I know if my Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges need replacing?
A. Your printer will give you an instruction when it is time to replace your ink cartridge. It may be that your print head is blocked. This can happen if the printer has been sitting idle for some time (several weeks or months). The first step to checking if this is the case is to go to the printer maintenance and print a test sheet. If the test sheet shows inconsistencies in the print quality then you will need to carry out a head cleaning procedure, this is accessible fin the maintenance setting in your printer.

Q. Are there any larger multipacks of the black and colour ink cartridges for my printer?
A. We currently have a single 2 pack of the PG-540XL and CL-541XL available to buy, if you required a large quantity of these inks then please contact our customer service department who can advise you of any discounts that may be available for bulk buying.

Q. How to distinguish between the ink colours just by looking at the cartridge?
A. If you look at the cartridge, you’ll see the product code written over it. Each Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridge has its defined product code which is as follows:

  • PI-CLI-551BKXL - Black Colour
  • PI-PGI-551BKXL - Photo Black Colour
  • PI-CLI-551CXL - Cyan Colour
  • PI-CLI-551MXL - Magenta Colour
  • PI-CLI-551YXL - Yellow Colour

Q. Are Compatible Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges (CLI551MXL Magenta/Cyan High Capacity) good option for printing invitation cards?
A. Yes indeed. These cartridges are good at producing rich colours and crispy text texture that is must in invitation cards. Hence, this is great product for you.

Q. How many cartridges are required in Canon Pixma MG5550 printer?
A. The Canon Pixma MG5550 have 5 individual ink tanks for Pigmented Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow respectively.

Q. What is the expected cost of printing a single page?
A. The printing cost varies for different colours. The cost varies with the kind of ink. However, the expected cost of these inks are mentioned below for price per page:

  • PI-CLI-551BKXL (Black Colour) – 0.61p
  • PI-PGI-551BKXL (Photo Black Colour) – 0.96p
  • PI-CLI-551CXL (Cyan Colour)- 1.00p
  • PI-CLI-551MXL (Magenta Colour)- 1.06p
  • PI-CLI-551YXL (Yellow Colour)- 1.02p
Also, if you calculate the expected cost of cartridges altogether, it is 0.86p per page.
Note: The above mentioned price is based on 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 size paper.

Q. What is the expected yield of Canon Pixma MG5550 compatible ink cartridges?
A. The yield also differs according to the cartridges. High capacity Black cartridge gives a yield of 1130 and 620 pages respectively. Whereas, the Cyan coloured ink gives an expected yield of 700 pages, magenta ink gives print yield of 660 pages and yellow coloured ink gives an expected yield of 685 pages.

Q. What is the shelf life of these Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges?
A. The on paper shelf life of these cartridges is 3 years. Hence, you need not to worry regarding inks getting dried.

Q. Can I buy all colours of Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges altogether under any offer?
A. Yes, if you want all colours of Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges, you can buy either Compatible Canon PGI550XLBK/CLI551XL B/C/M/Y 5 Cartridge Multipack or Compatible Canon PGI550XLBK/CLI551XL B/C/M/Y 10 Cartridge Multipack which not only gives you quality product at discounted cost but also offers value for money.

Q. What is the maximum document size that Canon Pixma MG5550 printer can scan?
A. The MG5550 printer can scan maximum document size of 216*297 mm.

Q. What is the amount of ink that one receives in these Canon Pixma MG5550 ink cartridges?
A. The quantity is different for each colour. Keeping in mind, their utility and shelf life, following are the quantities of ink that they come with:

  • PGI-550BLXL (Black) - 23ml
  • CLI-551BKXL (Black) - 12ml
  • CLI-551CXL (Cyan) - 12ml
  • CLI-551MXL (Magenta) - 12ml
  • CLI-551YXL (Yellow) - 12ml

Q. Does Canon’s Pixma MG5550 printer supports Japanese?
A. Yes, the printer supports 30 languages which are as follows · English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Turkish, Greek, Slovakian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Indonesian.

Q. What are the Operating Systems that Canon’s Pixma MG5550 printer supports?
A. Canon’s Pixma MG5550 printer supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32bit only) and Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

Q. Does Canon’s Pixma MG5550 supports android platform?
A. Yes, the printer supports android platform. You can connect the printer to your phone and can print the documents saved in memory or from the internet.