Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver and Manual

Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver and Manual For Windows and macOS – PIXMA MP520 printer multifunction can be a great companion for work with the documents. This printer able to print both documents and photos files as well with any supporting features that can make easier to use. This printer series may remind the previous series PIXMA MP520 which has similar features with MP520. MP520 becomes the refresh version of MP520 and it has improvements especially in the printer speed and also in the printer quality.

The dimension of Canon MP520 is 17,9 x 14,9 x 6,8 inches (wide x depth x tall). The weight of the printer is about 16,5 pound and it has a stylish design with silver and black color. It designed to look compact so that it will be suitable to put in home or office. Inside the stylish and compact body, there are two slots for memory cards and USB port for PictBridge. There are also two input sources in the rear and front.

Like Canon PIXMA MP280 All-In-One Color Photo Printer, this version becomes multifunction that can be used as a copier, printer for both document and photos, and also as a scanner. For copying, you can reduce or enlarge the size and there is also preview in LCD when copying. You can feel the easiness to process the documents when using Canon PIXMA MP520.

COMPATIBILITYSPECIFICATIONHOW TO SETUPDOWNLOAD LINKS

Canon PIXMA MP520 Operating System Compatibility

Windows 10 / Windows 10 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11)

Canon PIXMA MP520 Specification

TYPE

Available Functions Print, Scan & Copy. Camera, Memory Card, and Mobile phone direct printing with 5.0cm Colour TFT screen and Easy-Scroll Wheel

PRINTER FUNCTIONS

Print Resolution Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Print Engine InkJet 4-ink with minimum 2pl Micro-Nozzles, FiNE print head
Photo Lab Quality Speed Borderless 10 x 15 cm: Approx. 46 seconds (Standard)
Mono Print Speed Up to 30ppm (Max.), 14.6ppm (Standard), When feeding from ASF
Colour Print Speed Text & Graphics: Up to 20 ppm (Max.), 10.9 ppm (Standard), When feeding from ASF
Ink Cartridge Configuration Single Ink Technology – 4 separate ink tanks (PGI-5BK, CLI-8C, CLI-8M, CLI-8Y)
For yield information see www.canon-europe.com/ink/yield
Black Ink Tank Life 505 pages (PGI-5BK) 3835photos (PGI-5BK)
Colour Ink Tank Life Cyan: 910 pages (CLI-8C), Magenta: 665 pages (CLI-8M), Yellow: 685 pages (CLI-8Y)
Cyan: 424 photos (CLI-8C), Magenta: 287 photos (CLI-8M), Yellow: 299 photos (CLI-8Y)
Media Type Plain Paper, Envelopes, Photo Paper Pro (PR-101), Photo Paper Plus Glossy (PP-101/PP-201), Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (PP-101D), Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (SG-101/SG-201), Glossy Photo Paper (GP-401), Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use” (GP-501), Matte Photo Paper (MP-101), High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), T-shirt Transfer (TR-301), Photo Stickers (PS-101), Super White Paper (SW-201)
Media Input Rear Tray: Max. 150 sheets.
Front Tray: Max. 100 sheets.
Media Size Rear Tray: A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL size or Commercial 10), 10 x 15cm, 10 x 18cm, 13 x 18cm, 20 x 25cm, Credit Card (54 x 86mm) Front Tray: A4, Letter, B5
Media Weight Rear Tray: 64 to 105 g/m and
supported Canon special media up to 273 g/m
Front Tray: 64 to 105 g/m
Two Sided Printing Available by manual operation using Photo Paper Plus Double Sided, Super White Paper or plain paper in A4, B5, A5, Letter & 13 x 18cm sizes (Windows only)
Borderless Printing Yes (A4, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, 10 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm & Credit Card sizes)
Camera Interface and
Connectivity
Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge compliant digita cameras & camcorders
Card Direct Printing CompactFlash®, Microdrive, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Proâ„¢, SD Memory Card®, MultiMediaCardâ„¢, and SDHC Memory Card. xD-PictureCardâ„¢, Memory Stick Duoâ„¢, Memory Stick PRO Duoâ„¢, RS-MMCâ„¢, miniSDâ„¢ and microSDâ„¢. Features: Multi-photo print (select multiple images and number of prints for each image), Photo index print, 35-up contact print, Print all photos, DPOF print, Layout print, Sticker print, Print with shooting information, Photo index sheet, Search (by date), Slide show, File number & date print Image Enhancements: Auto Image Fix, Vivid photo, Photo Optimizer PRO, Noise reduction, Face Brightener, Brightness, Contrast, Colour hue (skin tones), Sepia/Simulated illustration, Red Eye Reduction, Image Optimizer, Trimming
Other Features Driver Features: Photo Optimizer PRO (Windows only), Image Optimizer (Windows Only), Photo Noise Reduction, Vivid Photo.

SCANNER FUNCTIONS

Scanner Type Flatbed CIS colour scanner
Scanner Resolution Optical Up to 2400 x 4800 dpi
Scanner Resolution Digital Up to 19200 x 19200 dpi
Colour Scanning Depth 48 / 24 bit (RGB each 16 / 8 bit)
Halftone/Greyscale 16 / 8 bit
Compatibility TWAIN / WIA (Windows XP / Windows Vista)
Effective Scanning Width A4 / LTR
Other Features Z-lid (up to 15mm), Push-scan, Multi-Scan, PDF file creation & edition*, Descreen, Unsharp mask, Stitch Assist*, Photograph corrections (Fading correction, Grain correction, Reduce dust and scratches, Backlight correction, Auto Tone), Gutter Shadow Correction, Text (OCR)
* Function with MP Navigator

COPIER FUNCTIONS

Colour/Photo Copy Yes
Copy Speed Colour Document Approx. 28 sec
Copy Speed 10x15cm Borderless
Photo
Approx. 49 sec
Copy Speed Mono Up to 30 cpm
Copy Speed Colour Up to 20 cpm
Multiple Copy 1 to 99 copies
Zoom 25 – 400% in 1% increments and preset ratios
Other Features Auto Intensity (AE copy), Manual Intensity Adjustment, Image Repeat copy, Fit-to-page copy, Borderless copy, Sticker copy, 2-on-1 copy, 4-on-1copy, Frame Erase copy, Trimming/Masking copy, Photo reprint, Face brightener, Fade restoration, Manual colour adjustment (brightness/contrast/hue)

INTERFACE AND SOFTWARE

Interface Type – PC USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Bluetooth Ver1.2 (with optional Bluetooth Unit – BU-20)
Interface Type – Mobile Phone /
PDA
Bluetooth Ver1.2 (with optional
Bluetooth unit BU-20) (JPEG only) & Photo printing via PictBridge
Operating System Requirements Windows ® Vistaâ„¢, XP, 2000 Professional / Internet Explorer 6.0 / Pentium ® II 300 MHz including compatible processors / 128 MB RAM / 800 MB Hard disk space / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024×768 Mac OS X v.10.4 / Safari / Intel ® processor, PowerPC G3 / 256 MB RAM / 700 MB Hard disk space* / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024×768 Mac OS X v.10.2.8 – v.10.3 / Safari / Intel ® processor, PowerPC G3 / 128 MB RAM / 700 MB Hard disk space* / CD-ROM drive / Display 1024×768
*If EPP EX for Mac is not included, HD space is 450 MB
Software Included MP Navigator EX, Easy-PhotoPrint EX*, ScanSoft OmniPage SE (OCR software)
* EPP EX for Mac: available for download from the Canon web site

GENERAL FEATURES

Dimensions (W x D x H) 445 x 378 x 172mm
Number of Language (LCD) 20 Languages selectable: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Greek
Temperature Range Operating environment: 5° – 35° C
Humidity Operating humidity: 10 – 90%RH (no condensation)
Acoustic Noise Levels Print: Approx. 36.5 dB(A) when printing in the highest print quality mode on Photo Paper Pro
Copy: Approx. 38.5 dB(A) when copying in the highest print quality mode on Photo Paper Pro
Weight Approx. 7.5 kg
Power source AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Standby: Approx. 2.4W (when
scanning lamp is off),
Off: Approx. 1.0 W,
Copying: Approx 17 W

Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver & Software Installations

First Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver by Downloading the Application

There are many ways or method of installing the Canon PIXMA MP520. The first method is to install the driver of the printer without the use of CD Driver. The driver will be downloaded from the internet and there have been provided software that can be downloaded easily. In this case, there are several things that you for this first method:

  1. The most important thing that you must have is the driver of Canon PIXMA MP520. In this case, you can download the driver for free by clicking the provided link below.
  2. Then, you will also need a USB cable to connect the PC and printer. Actually, this cable has been provided and it can be found in the printer package.

After you provide those two important things, then you can follow the complete steps.

  1. The first step to do is to turn on your computer and also the Canon PIXMA MP520.
  2. You do not need to connect the Canon MP520 to the computer. You will do this when you have the application installed.
  3. After that, you can start to download the driver of PIXMA MP520 and then install the driver after the download completes.
  4. When the download and installation finishes, you can start to connect your Canon MP520 to the computer using the provided USB cable. When the printer is connected, the installed driver will be able to analyze the printer. When PIXMA MP520 has been detected, you only need to follow the next instructions.
  5. You will find several instructions and you only need to follow them.
  6. When you have completed the installation and configuration processes, the Canon PIXMA MP520 is ready to use.

Second Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver Manually

The second way is to install the printer driver manually using the provided feature of “Add a printer” in the Windows. In this case, there are several things that you need to prepare:

  1. You must have the software or driver of Canon PIXMA MP520 and it can be downloaded for free.
  2. You also need the USB cable of Canon PIXMA MP520 and this has been included in the printer package.

When you have provided those two things, you can start the installation process:

  1. First, you need to make sure that your computer and the Canon PIXMA MP520 are turned on.
  2. After that, you connect PIXMA MP520 to the PC using the provided cable.
  3. You should extract the software or driver of Canon MP520 and then open the location of installed driver.
  4. Then, you can open the control panel of your printer to get the access of adding a new device of the printer.
  5. When you have found the menu of “add a printer”, you can just click it.
  6. After clicking it, you can give the location of extracted driver files.
  7. You only need to follow the instruction of the wizard to complete the installation.
  8. When the process finishes, your Canon PIXMA MP520 is ready and you can start to use it.

Third Method: Installing the Driver of Canon PIXMA MP520 with the Provided CD (Automatic Wizard)

The third method of installing the Canon PIXMA MP520 driver is by using the provided CD. In this case, there are several things that you need:

  1. You need to make sure that your PC have CD/DVD drive.
  2. You also need to CD of Canon PIXMA MP520 driver that can be found in the printer package.
  3. You also need USB cable to connect the printer to the PC and this has been provided in the package.

For installing the driver, you can follow the instruction of the installation process using the CD of Canon PIXMA MP520 driver.

  1. The first thing to do is to turn on the computer and the Canon PIXMA MP520.
  2. You do not need to plug in the USB cable of Canon MP520 because this will be needed later.
  3. Then, you need to insert the driver of PIXMA MP520 to the CD/DVD drive. When it is inserted, you can follow the setup wizard and complete the installation.
  4. After this, you can plug in the USB cable of Canon MP520 and connect the printer to the computer when the setup wizard asks you to plug in and connect the USB cable.
  5. You need to wait for awhile until the cable of PIXMA MP520 is detected by the application. When it is connected, you can continue the setup and instructions.
  6. When the processes have finished, your Canon MP520 will be ready to use.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MP520 Printer Driver on MacOS

How to install driver of Canon PIXMA MP520 in Mac:

  • First, you need the file of the driver. When you have already completed the downloading process, it will be saved in the certain folder. You can see it at the computer settings.
  • Second, you need to double click the downloaded driver file and mount it on the Disk Image.
  • The third step is that you need to double click again the mounted Disk Image.
  • At last, double clicking the packaged driver file. Do not worry, the installation is about to be started automatically.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MP520 Printer Driver on Linux

Requirements:

  1. A Linux-run device
  2. A Common Unix Printer Service (CUPS) installed on the device.

Guidelines:

  1. Run the computer and run the CUPS.
  2. Visit the web-based interface.
  3. Open a browser and navigate to localhost: 631.
  4. Connect the printer.
  5. On the browser, go to Administration tab and select Printers.
  6. Select Add Printer.
  7. Enter username and password.
  8. Your printer (Canon PIXMA MP520) should be on the list displayed. Select it and press Continue.
  9. CUPS detect and add the printer.
  10. A configuration window will pop up, fill values as needed.
  11. The printer is ready to use.

How to Uninstall Canon PIXMA MP520 Printer Driver

For Windows:

  1. Look for the Windows button on your device’s keyboard.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Look for Uninstall a Program tab, select it.
  4. Look for the name of the printer driver you wish to uninstall.
  5. Click on the Uninstall button.
  6. Wait until the process is done.

For Mac:

  1. Open Apple Menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Select Printers and Scanners.
  4. Choose a printer driver that you wish to uninstall. (Select Canon PIXMA MP520 if your printer is of that type.)
  5. Click Remove.

For Linux:

  1. Go to Application.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Printers. Printer window will pop up.
  4. Locate Unlock button on the upper right section, select it.
  5. Enter password.
  6. Locate the Canon PIXMA MP520 printer driver your wish to uninstall. Find a minus sign under it.
  7. Click the minus sign.

PIXMA MP520 Wireless Connection Setup

(Note: If the printer is compatible with wireless)

Connecting with WPS

Requirement:

  1. Physical WPS push button must be present.
  2. The network must use WPA or WPA2 security.

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press and hold WPS button for 5 seconds, release.
  2. Press OK button after 2 minutes.
  3. After the connection is made, press OK to complete setup.

Install software for PIXMA MP520.

If the connection still fails, please contact manufacturer.

Standard Connection Method

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press the Stop/Reset button
  2. Select Standard setup then press OK button to start process of standard setup.

Printer is searching for available wireless network.

  1. Use navigation arrows to select access point (the name of your network). Press OK.

Press left function button to search again if you cannot see your network on the list.

  1. Press OK to input/edit network password (case sensitive).

Use the virtual keyboard to enter a password. Follow the procedure as instructed:

  1. Password is case sensitive. Press the center function button to navigate between numeric, upper case, and lower case.
  2. Use navigation arrows to pick a character on the keyboard, press OK to confirm selection, and move another character.
  3. Repeat step (a) and (b) for more characters to input.
  4. After inputting password, press left function button to complete.
  5. Confirm your password. Press OK to edit, if needed.
  6. Press left function button to complete setup. Press OK.

Follow by installing software for PIXMA MP520.

If the connection still fails, please contact the manufacturer.

PIXMA MP520-factory default settings

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select Setup icon.
  2. Press the right function button.

Step 3

  1. Use left navigation arrow to select Device Settings.
  2. Press OK.

Step 4

  1. Use up navigation arrow to access LAN settings.
  2. Press OK.
  3. Use down navigation arrow to select Yes for reset setting.
  4. Press OK.
  5. WLAN Settings now reset. A message [Processing….Please wait momentarily] is shown.
  6. Press OK to complete resetting WLAN.

canonupdates.net give you the official driver and software that you can directly download from this link below. Of course, the steps by step are also easy to follow.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
PIXMA MP520 series MP Driver (Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000)1.0123 MBDownload
PIXMA MP520 series MP Driver (Windows 8.1 x64/8 x64/7 x64/Vista64)1.0124 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.05.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.7.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.7.058 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)3.5.0294 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows XP x64)3.3.1293 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows XP x64)1.7.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows XP x64)4.7.058 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.5.058 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows XP x64)4.5.058 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000)1.0845 MBDownload
Solution Menu (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000)1.4.31.7 MBDownload
Windows Adobe RGB 1998 Installer Program (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/XP x64/2000/Me)1.4.1329 KBDownload
My Printer (Windows 2000)2.9.52.7 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows XP x64)1.0742 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 2000)3.2.043 MBDownload
PIXMA MP520 series CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)10.67.2.011 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8)3.1.08.5 MBDownload
PIXMA MP520 series Scanner Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)13.9.2a6.8 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.7.0102 MBDownload
My Image Garden OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/Mac OS X 10.8)3.5.0300 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.7)3.2.0299 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.0102 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Mac OS X 10.5/10.6)1.1.09.8 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6)4.1.6102 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)1.0.718 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX 1.0 Opener (OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8)1.0.0225 KBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.5)1.0.0289 MBDownload
PIXMA MP520 series User Manual (Windows)1.1012 MBDownload
PIXMA MP520 series User Manual (Mac)1.10a45 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.211 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.211 MBDownload

Manuals are available in PDF format and HTML format

PDF format

Memo: File names having the extension.pdf are PDF files.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read PDF files.

Follow the instructions below to download manuals in PDF format.

  • Click the file name you want to download. The download will start automatically.
  • Files will be saved on the computer desktop.
  • Double-click the downloaded file to open it.

HTML format

Follow the instructions below to download the compressed files on Windows.

  • Click the file link, select Save, and specify the directory to save the file. The download will start automatically.
  • Downloaded files will be saved in the specified folder in a self-extracting form (.exe format).
  • Double-click the files to decompress them and save them in the same folder.
  • To open and HTML format manual double-click the file.html in the folder.

Follow the instruction below to download the compressed files on Macintosh.

  • Click the file name you want to download. The download will start automatically.
  • Files will be saved on the computer desktop.
  • Double-click the downloaded files. Files will be decompressed automatically, and the Photo Application Guide folder will be created on your computer’s desktop.
  • To open an HTML-format manual, double-click the file.html in the folder.

Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver and Manual For Windows, macOS

In this case, there is access to Download the driver of Canon PIXMA MP520 for free. You do not need to find other websites because the site of Canon Printer Drivers already provides the access to download the application. You only need to click the web link provided below to download the driver. Then, you can follow the manual instruction. There is also an alternative to downloading the user manual to complete the process of installation.