Canon MAXIFY MB5050 A4 Colour Multifunction Inkjet Printer


4.8 / 5 (2  reviews)

"All-in-one nearly wireless

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Key Features
Back Key Features
  • Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
  • Up to 15ipm Colour Print
  • Up to 23ipm Mono Print
  • USB, Network & Wireless
  • Automatic Double Sided Printing
  • 600 x 1200 dpi Print
  • 250 Sheet Input Tray
  • 50 Sheet ADF
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • 33.6Kbps Fax
  • 7.5cm Colour Touchscreen LCD
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Canon MAXIFY MB5050 in More Detail

Like its big brother, the MB5350, the Maxify MB5050 is an all-in-one printing, scanning, copying and faxing device, perfect for a small office environment.

High Capacity Production

With a 250 sheet capacity and automatic multipage copying feature, the MB5050 is perfectly suited to a high capacity of printing and copying with minimal effort. The double-sided printing function can halve paper consumption in one sitting.

Single Unit, Multiple Functions

The multiple functions of the MB5050 makes it ideal for use in a small office, offering high quality printing, scanning, copying and faxing in one unit. The device retains a high standard throughout all of the functionality.

Remote Control and Connectivity

This family of printers benefit greatly from the remote connectivity functionality, allowing multiple users to access the printing, copying, scanning and faxing features directly from a mobile device.

The Cloud connectivity allows users to scan documents and store them directly on the Cloud, producing a more streamlined and efficient saving and storing process. This can provide a simple yet effective back up to all important documentation.

Quick and Efficient Output

The MB5050 benefits from a number of features producing quick and efficient functionality including the Quick 1st Print feature. The device is also capable of printing up to 23 mono pages/minute and 15 colour pages/minute. The simple-to-use 7.5cm touch makes the MB5050 incredible easy to use, even for the most technophobic.

What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • MAXIFY MB5050
  • Power cable
  • Set up ink tanks
  • Set up CD for Windows (Mac drivers available online)
  • Manuals
  • Fax/phone line cable
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Speed Colour Up to 15ipm Colour Print
Speed Monochrome Up to 23ipm Mono Print
Product Group Output A4
Double Sided Printing Automatic Double Sided Printing
Printer Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi Print
Print Method FINE print head
Warm Up Time 7 Seconds


Scanner Optical Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi Scan
Scan Facility Present Yes
Scanner Bit Depth 48-bit/24-bit
Scanner Type A4 Flatbed ADF


Copy Speed Colour 10ipm Color Copy
Copy Speed Monochrome 21ipm Mono Copy
Copier Reduce/Enlarge 25 to 400%, Fit to Page Copy
Copier Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi Copy
Colour Copier Yes
Copier Functions Frame Erase, Collate, 2 on 1, 4 on 1
Copy Facility Present Yes
Copy Speed Colour (FCOT) 7 seconds
Copy Speed Mono (FCOT) 7 seconds


Fax Speed 33.6Kbps Fax
Transmit and Receive Memory 250 pages
Fax Facility Present Yes
One Touch Speed Dials 100 Coded locations


Interface Type(s) USB, Network & Wireless
LCD Screen 7.5cm Colour Touchscreen LCD
Network Interface 10/100Mbps Network
Airprint Compatible Yes
Network Ready Yes
Preview Monitor Type LCD
USB Port Yes
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0
Wireless Ready Yes


Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible

Media Handling

Paper Handling Input 1 250 Sheet Input Tray
Paper Handling Input 2 50 Sheet ADF
Automatic Document Feeder Yes
Maximum Copies 99
Maximum Duplex Paper Weight Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m² Canon photo paper up to 275 g/m²
Maximum Paper Size A4
Media Supported Plain Paper, Envelopes (DL, COM10), Canon High Resolution Paper (HR-101N), Canon Matte (MP-101), Canon Pro Luster (LU-101), Canon Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201), Canon Plus Glossy II (PP-201), Canon Glossy Everyday Use (GP-501)
Paper Size Plain paper: A4, A5, B5, LTR, LGL (upper and lower cassette) Photo paper: A4, LTR, 20x25cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm (upper cassette)
Paper Weight Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m² Canon photo paper up to 275 g/m²
Scanner Document Size A4

Barcodes & Labels

Barcode 4549292013627

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle 30k Pages Per Month


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Multifunction Summary Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
Technology Multifunction Inkjet Printer
Dimensions 463mm (W) x 394mm (D) x 291mm (H) - Weight 11.4kg
Environmental Operating Temperature 15 to 30C - Humidity 10 to 80%
Noise Level Approx. 54 dB(A)
Power Consumption Standby: Approx. 1.0 W (USB connection to PC, scanning lamp off) Off: Approx. 0.3 W Copying: Approx. 24 W
Product Summary Canon MAXIFY MB5050 A4 Colour Inkjet MFP
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Voltage/ Power/ Frequency 100 to 240V / 50 to 60Hz
Carton Dimensions 478mm (W) x 555mm (D) x 483mm (H) - Weight 15.1kg


Software Included Canon Quick Toolbox, Scanning Utility, Easy-WebPrint EX (for Windows)

In the Box

In The Box MAXIFY MB5050, Power cable, Set up ink tanks, Set up CD for Windows (Mac drivers available online), Manuals, Fax/phone line cable

More Features

Management MAXIFY Printing Solutions app, MAXIFY Cloud Link (from printer screen or smart device), Canon Print Service plug-in (Android), Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Print from Email

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  • Ross Garden 14 January 2016 4.75 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 4 Performance 5 All-in-one nearly wireless

    If you're reading this then you would like to hear both side of the story. The Good: • This printer is INCREDIBLE value. • Prints are sharp (has a trick that doesn't make the paper "wet"). • Having a sheet fed photocopier and scanner is something I never thought I could have. • Quick – this printer is so fast that there is a little inclined lip on the paper catcher to stop it flying across the room. • There's a paper tray that hold half a ream - plenty for me. • There are a few features I don’t even know if I need. • It has a quiet mode, if you like your workplace to be like a library. The Bad: • Fax machine? • It's a wee bit big. • Setting up the network scanner was tricky (Mac). • A few other bumps in the set-up. That's it, really. I'd recommend this if you need to simply, cheaply and quickly print to colour A4. I might even send a fax to 1980 one day :)

  • Roz Gray 07 May 2015 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Canon printer review

    After a lot of research into printers I decided on this one as it came out well for reliability, cost of print per page and previous customer satisfaction was higher than any other brand. I needed a colour printer for children's school work and my paper work, this seems to fit the bill. Set up was reasonably straight forward till I got to wirelessly connection my printer via the router to my lap top at which point I did get a little lost. I am not very tech savvy though. After a few false starts and trying different options I did get there. After that we were flying! Now I've downloaded the Maxify app I can print emails from my phone and kids can print homework from their tablets. Brilliant. Would recommend.

What is AirPrint?

Apple AirPrint allows full colour, top-quality printing from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads directly from within many Apps available from the Apple App Store.

To take advantage of AirPrint, your compatible printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your iOS device or Mac computer.

AirPrint enables users to print wirelessly from within applications on Apple devices to AirPrint Compatible Printers connected to a wireless network. You can use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to easily print via Airprint without the need to install drivers or configure the printer queue. Just tap 'print' and select your AirPrint compatible printer, and print!....It's that simple.

What You See is What You Print

If you can open it on your apple device, chances are you can print it with AirPrint and an AirPrint compatible printer. Airprint works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, PDF's in iBooks and many third-party AirPrint compatible apps available from the app store.

Full list of AirPrint compatible printers

Third-Party Apps

There are also a wide variety of third-party apps available to enable wireless printing through Apple devices, even to machines that are not natively AirPrint compatible printers. By sharing a printer installed on an Apple Mac or Windows Pc over a wireless network any printer may be able to take advantage of the AirPrint features. (An additional third-party app may be required to be installed on the local machine)

*For full AirPrint support, a printer firmware upgrade may be required which is available directly from the relevant manufacturer website.

Please note. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of publication, Printerland will not be held responsible for the content of any third-party software suggested on this site and usage of any such software is at the users own risk. Printerland is unable to provide support for Airprint compatible printer software and any such advice should be readily available from the relevant manufacturer or developer.


What is Google Cloud Print?

With Google Cloud Print, you can print any document from anywhere to your Google Cloud Print connected printer.

When you print using Google Cloud Print, your file is securely transferred over the internet to your printer. Whether you are in the same room or even in a different country on a different continent you can print whatever you want using any device such as a smartphone, tablet PC or desktop computer.

Share with friends or colleagues

Google Cloud Print enables you to share your printer with friends, family or work colleagues with ease. From the Google Cloud management page you can share your printer securely with trusted individuals.

Scalable Printing Solution for Business

Google Cloud Print is used internally by Google employees on hundreds of printers and is designed to scale to your business demands, growing with your business or as a replacement for your existing printing infrastructure.

LONDON, 09 APRIL 2015 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, has today announced that its Canon MAXIFY MB53501 and MB50501 all-in-one business inkjet printers have received the Red Dot Design Award for Product Design 2015 from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, a design institution based in Essen, Germany.

The Red Dot Design Award for Product Design is a globally-renowned accolade recognising the pinnacle of technological innovation in everything from furniture to automobiles. The jury consists of 38 veteran design professionals, which this year included David Andersen, Professor Werner Aisslinger and Dato’ Professor Jimmy Choo OBE.

The Canon MAXIFY MB5350 and MB5050 were launched in 2014 as part of a new line of multifunction inkjet printers designed to support growing businesses. They use a unique combination of print head and paper feed system, developed specifically for the MAXIFY range, aimed to deliver a high level of speed and reliability in a compact design. The devices have a sleek and symmetrical aesthetic, making them versatile both visually and ergonomically.

All of this year's winning products, including the Canon MAXIFY MB5350 and MB5050, will be showcased at a special exhibit to be held from 30 June to 26 July 2015 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.

All print speeds, running cost calculations and consumable life cycles are MANUFACTURER ESTIMATES based on 5% per page coverage. Images are used for illustration purposes only

Running Costs

-All consumable life cycles are manufacturer estimates based on 5% coverage per A4 page

*Estimation based on toner/ink cartridges only and excludes long life components such as image drums and fusers.

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