The Canon PIXMA iX6550 is a color inkjet that keeps the stylish design of other models in its line, but strips away much of the bulk to present a compact footprint that will be just right for most home users. Print speeds are solid, at 11 pages per minute in monochrome and 8 pages per minute in color. The ChromaLife100+ Canon iX6550 ink system enhances quality and saves on printer ink costs.
Most home users don't want to spend a lot of time learning a new device, so the fact that the iX6550 is very easy to use will be very welcome. It has a simple control panel and the included software guides users through the process of creating and printing their projects. Automatic adjustments are available for those with limited skills, and more advanced features are also there for more experienced users. The unit integrates well with other Canon products such as cameras, and even with mobile devices.
Printer ink for inkjet models doesn't have to be expensive, and affordable Canon iX6550 ink cartridges prove this point. Compatible PIXMA iX6550 ink is available for less than OEM versions, and the high-capacity PIXMA iX6550 ink cartridges have a capacity of over 510 pages each, and the low cost per page to go with it.
Trusted Reviews have the iX6550 a solid rating of 7 out of 10, and found its print speeds to be very close to their rated specifications. They praised its affordable unit price, and also liked its ability to print on larger media formats. The site found that Canon iX6550 ink was a bit pricey.
The iX6550 may not appeal to all home users, but for those who need to print on larger paper or want excellent photo quality, it is a good choice. It has an affordable upfront price and low running costs to make it very cost-effective.
Canon PIXMA iX6550 Instructional Video
A video covering the Canon PIXMA iX6550 ink cartridges, with replacement instructions.
Canon PIXMA iX6550 Instructional Video Transcript
The Canon iX6550 supports larger formats than the average home inkjet model, so it opens up a user’s printing options considerably. Telescoping trays help to minimize its footprint when using smaller media, and its 9600 dpi printing resolution provides excellent photo output that reviewers praised very highly.
Ensure your printer is powered up, then lower the front paper tray if it isn’t open already. Place your hand inside the paper tray opening and lift to raise up the top cover. The carriage will move to the center on its own.
Once you see the Canon iX6550 ink cartridges, press back on the small lever facing you to release the cartridge, then pull it out of the printer.
Open the box for your replacement PIXMA iX6550 cartridge and remove it, then carefully open and remove the bag. Pull to remove the tape strip on the top of the cartridge, then also pry the orange lever away from the cartridge to remove it as well.
With the front at a slight angle, slide the iX6550 ink cartridge into the opening. When it is properly aligned, press down on its top to snap it firmly into place. Close the top cover to finish the replacement process.
You are now ready to resume printing with your Canon PIXMA iX6550 printer.
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