Canon PIXMA MX521 Printer Driver & User Manual

Canon PIXMA MX521 Printer Driver & User Manual For Windows, MacOS and LinuxAvoid being stressful at work by having PIXMA MX521. The printer has impressed many people with its abilities in helping people at work. Its presence as a multifunctional printer has brought the printer as the choice for many people who have to work with many kinds of request. For instance, the printer is a good printer for people have a business because they can easily utilize the printer for printing, scanning, and copying. No matter how hard or petty the work is, the printer enables you to finish all of them in good results.

Canon MX521 pleases you in doing efficient works because the specifications of the printer are improved in greater ways. The ink system of the printer has been completed by the FINE cartridge and it builds the printer to be a machine that will produce results beautifully. A printer is no longer a machine for organizing important documentation, but also a printer for generating images with pretty colors. The printer has My Image Garden software that enables you to do some modifications in photos. You can enhance the quality of the photos by perfecting the photos with the software.

Canon PIXMA MX 521 is a model printer for gaining more efficient and valuable results. The printer will prevent you from having any mistakes in delivering results.

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Canon PIXMA MX521 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 / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11) / Linux

Canon PIXMA MX521 Specification

Printer
Print Speed (up to) 4″ x 6″ Borderless Photo: Approx. 46 seconds
Print Speed (Approx) Black:ESAT: 9.7 ipm
Colour:ESAT: 5.5 ipm
Number of Nozzles Black: 640
Colour: 1,152
Total: 1,792
Picoliter Size (colour) 2 and 5
Print Resolution (Up to) Colour:Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Black:Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Paper Sizes 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes
Automatic Sheet Feeder 100 Sheets
ADF: 30 Sheets
Paper Compatibility Plain: Plain Paper, 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;

Matte: Matte Photo Paper;

Envelope: U.S. #10 Envelope

Printer Features Auto Document Feeder, Auto Photo Fix II, Auto Sheet Feeder, Borderless Printing, Document Printing, Full HD Movie Print, Photo Printing, Template Print, Auto Duplex Printing, Evernote
Copier
Copy Speed (up to) ESAT: Colour: 4.7 ipm
Reduction / Enlargement 25% – 400%
Copy Features Auto Document Fix, Copy, Borderless, Gutter Shadow Correction Copy, Image Repeat, Intensity, Multiple Copy: 1-99 pages, Preset Copy Ratios, Sort (ADF), Zoom
Scanner
Scanning Element Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Max. Resolutions Optical: 1200×2400 dpi
Interpolated: 19,200×19,200 dpi
ADF: 600×600 dpi (Optical)
Scanner Features Auto Scan Mode, Network Scan, Push Scan, Scan to Memory
Colour Depth 48-bit internal/24-bit external
Max. Document Size Flatbed: 8.5″ x 11.7″

ADF: 8.5″ x 14″

Fax
Modem Speed 33.6 Kbps (Super G3 colour FAX)
Transmission Speed (approx.) Black: Approx. 3 sec per page

Colour: Approx. 1 min per page

Memory Capacity Approx. 50 Pages
Speed Dialing 19 Locations
Fax Features Answering Machine Connectivity, Caller Rejection, Check RX Fax Info., Fax Reception Reject, Fax Number Re-Entry, F/T Changing(manual), Group Dialing, Memory Transmission, Redial, Remote Reception
General
Other Features AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Wireless Printing, 2.5″ LCD, Dual Function Panel, Dual Colour Gamut Processing Technology, Ethernet, Full HD Movie Print, Fully Integrated ADF, Mobile Device Printing, Quick Start, PIXMA Cloud Link
Standard Interface Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Ethernet
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
PictBridge (Wireless LAN)
Bluetooth® v2.0 (Optional)
Dimension (W x D x H) 18.1″ (W) x 15.2″ (D) x 7.9″ (H)
Weight 19.0 lbs

Canon PIXMA MX521 Driver & Software Installations

First Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MX521 Driver by Downloading the Application

There are many ways or method of installing the Canon PIXMA MX521. 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 MX521. 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 MX521.
  2. You do not need to connect the Canon MX521 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 MX521 and then install the driver after the download completes.
  4. When the download and installation finishes, you can start to connect your Canon MX521 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 MX521 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 MX521 is ready to use.

Second Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MX521 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 MX521 and it can be downloaded for free.
  2. You also need the USB cable of Canon PIXMA MX521 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 MX521 are turned on.
  2. After that, you connect PIXMA MX521 to the PC using the provided cable.
  3. You should extract the software or driver of Canon MX521 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 MX521 is ready and you can start to use it.

Third Method: Installing the Driver of Canon PIXMA MX521 with the Provided CD (Automatic Wizard)

The third method of installing the Canon PIXMA MX521 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 MX521 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 MX521 driver.

  1. The first thing to do is to turn on the computer and the Canon PIXMA MX521.
  2. You do not need to plug in the USB cable of Canon MX521 because this will be needed later.
  3. Then, you need to insert the driver of PIXMA MX521 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 MX521 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 MX521 is detected by the application. When it is connected, you can continue the setup and instructions.
  6. When the processes have finished, your Canon MX521 will be ready to use.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MX521 Printer Driver on MacOS

How to install driver of Canon PIXMA MX521 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 MX521 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 MX521) 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 MX521 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 MX521 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 MX521 printer driver your wish to uninstall. Find a minus sign under it.
  7. Click the minus sign.

PIXMA MX521 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 MX521.

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 MX521.

If the connection still fails, please contact the manufacturer.

PIXMA MX521-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.

If you have a printer Canon PIXMA MX521, then you will need to have the official driver & software to install your printer. If you have none, then you will be glad to know that canonupdates.net will give you the official driver & software that you can directly download from this link below. Of course, the steps by step are also easy to follow.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
PIXMA MX521 MP Drivers (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)1.0137 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 XPS Printer Driver (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)5.6525 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 Mini Master Setup (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.044 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Source file)2.103.5 MBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Source file)3.906.5 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (debian Packagearchive)3.903 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 IJ Printer Driver for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)3.903 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 ScanGear MP for Linux (debian Packagearchive)2.101.3 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 ScanGear MP for Linux (rpm Packagearchive) 2.101.3 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 Scanner Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6)19.1.0a27 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)11.7.1.015 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 Mini Master Setup (OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8)1.057 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.6)11.7.1.016 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6)3.3.43.5 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.0.02.4 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)4.7.058 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 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)3.5.0300 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 (OS X v10.7)3.2.0299 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows XP)3.3.0293 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)2.6.12.2 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.15.6 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.0102 MBDownload
Quick Menu (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)2.6.19.2 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)1.6.015 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
Speed Dial Utility (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)1.6.0879 KBDownload
Speed Dial Utility (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.6.04.8 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.6)2.5.02.4 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool for Intel Mac (OS X 10.5/10.6)4.4.15.3 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6)4.1.6102 MBDownload
Setup Manual For MacCA.1.003 MBDownload
Setup Manual For WindowsCA.1.003.8 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 (PDF) User Manual (Mac)1.011 MBDownload
Troubleshooting Manual For MacCA.1.001.3 MBDownload
Troubleshooting Manual For WindowsCA.1.001.3 MBDownload
Printing and Copying Manual For MacCA.1.002.5 MBDownload
Printing and Copying Manual For WindowsCA.1.003.4 MBDownload
Scanning Manual For MacCA.1.004.4 MBDownload
Scanning Manual For WindowsCA.1.003.4 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 (PDF) User Manual (Windows)1.112 MBDownload
Fax Manual For MacCA.1.001.3 MBDownload
Fax Manual For WindowsCA.1.001.3 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Mac)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Windows)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.211 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.211 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 Getting Started GuideV13.2 MBDownload
PIXMA MX521 Setup GuideV1504 KBDownload
Setup Guide for Fax ReceptionV11.4 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Operation guide)2.10469 KBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Operation guide)3.9074 KBDownload

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Canon PIXMA MX521 Printer Driver & User Manual for Windows, MacOS and Linux

In this case, there is access to Download the driver of Canon PIXMA MX521 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.