Printer specifications MG5120

Article ID: ART108707 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/16/2015


Printer specifications for the All-In-One printer.


Printer Specifications

Photo All-In-One Ink Jet Printer
Print Speed (up to)

- Color Photo1: 4" x 6" borderless photo : approx. 20 seconds1

- Color Photo1: 8" x 10" borderless photo : approx. 43 seconds1

- B&W Document (Simplex):

ESAT2: 11.0 ipm

- Color Document (Simplex):

ESAT2: 9.3 ipm

1 Document print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734, excluding time to print the first set.

Photo print speed is based on the default setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer.

Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc.

2 When printing an image equivalent to the 10 megapixel taken by certain Canon digital camera from a memory card on default setting without border using Photo Paper Plus Glossy II.

Actual print speed may vary depending on image data, print mode, type of paper and type of memory card, etc..

Printing Resolution Black: 600 x 600 dpi

Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi (max.)

Print Head Type
Single head with 5 removable ink tanks : PGI-225 PGBK, CLI-226 BK / C / M / Y
Number of Nozzles
Pigment-based BK: 320 nozzles
Dye-based BK / Y: 512 nozzles per color
Dye-based C / M: 768 nozzles per color
Ink Droplet Sizes
1 / 2 / 5 picoliter (C, M)
5 picoliter BK / Y
30 picoliter Pigment BK
Ink Tank Order BK / M / Y / PGBK /C
Printable Width
Letter / Legal: 8.0" (203.2 mm)
(for Borderless Printing: 8.5 inches / 216 mm)
Printable Area

Borderless Printing

  • By selecting Borderless Printing option, you can make prints with no margins.

  • When performing Borderless Printing, slight cropping may occur at the edges since the printed image is enlarged to fill the whole page.

    For Borderless Printing, use the following paper.

    • Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" GP-501

    • Photo Paper Glossy GP-502

    • Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-201

    • Photo Paper Pro Platinum PT-101

    • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II PP-201

    • Matte Photo Paper MP-101

    Performing Borderless Printing on any other type of paper may substantially reduce printing quality and/or result in printouts with altered color hues.

    Borderless Printing on plain paper may result in printouts with reduced quality. Use them only for test printing.

  • Depending on the type of paper, Borderless Printing may reduce the print quality at the top and bottom edges of the paper or cause these parts to become smudged.

  • When performing Borderless Printing in copy or easy photo reprint mode, you can specify the amount of images that extends off the paper by Extended copy amount in Print settings under Device settings.
Recommended Print Area
Letter: 8.0" x 10.69"
Legal*: 8.0" x 13.69"
A5*: 5.56" x 7.95"
A4 : 8.00 " x 11.38 "
B5* : 6.90" x 9.80"
4" x 6": 3.73" x 5.69"
4" x 8"*: 3.73" x 7.69"
5" x 7"*: 4.73" x 6.69"
8" x 10": 7.73" x 9.769
Wide:* 3.73" x 6.80"
Envelope (US Comm)*: 7.96" x 3.86"
Envelope (European DL)*: 7.12" x 4.06"

* This page size can be used only when printing from your compute
Dual Paper Path


Built-in Two-sided Printing Yes
Paper Handling Rear tray (also known as Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF)), Cassette
Paper Capacity (max)

Approx. 150 sheets of 64 g/m2 plain paper

Paper Weights 17 to 28 lbs (64 to 105 g/m2 ), Canon specialty paper 72 lbs (273 g/m2 ) at the maximum


Hi-Speed USB (B port), Bluetooth ver. 2.0 with max. communication speed of 1.44 Mbps (optional, HCRP supported)
Camera Direct: Direct print port (PictBridge)
Mobile phone: Bluetooth v2.0: Maximum Speed 1.44Mbps
(Option, JPEG and PNG only, OPP, BIP,
Direct Print Port (PictBridge)
Wired/Wireless LAN: Not Supported



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