Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver & Software Download

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The first thing that may come to your mind when having seen Canon PIXMA MP520 is it looks like the PIXMA MP510. Well, it must be true since this printer is actually a refresh of the MP510. When it comes to the price and also the most features offered, it just remains the same, but this printer gets speed improvement which means better performance than its predecessor.

Moreover, the MP520 also gets improvement on its printing quality. When you compare this all-in-one printer with other products that comes in comparably priced, this Canon PIXMA MP520 is considered the best on in case of task quality. In general, if you are searching for best quality printer with affordable price, this printer can be a very good choice for you. In the case of design, the silver and black of PIXMA MP520 is certainly elegant in style.

This printer may not provide wireless network as connectivity function, but the other connectivity functions served in this printer are doing well. Like Canon PIXMA MG6860, alongside the USB ability to connect to the PC and Mac, this printer can communicate via PictBridge and memory card slot. It means that you will have more than one way to print your photos and documents in this Canon PIXMA MP520.


Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver & Software Specifications


Available Functions

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


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

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

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 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)


16 / 8 bit


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


Colour/Photo Copy


Copy Speed Colour Document

Approx. 28 sec

Copy Speed 10x15cm Borderless

Approx. 49 sec

Copy Speed Mono

Up to 30 cpm

Copy Speed Colour

Up to 20 cpm

Multiple Copy

1 to 99 copies


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 Type – PC

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Bluetooth Ver1.2 (with optional Bluetooth Unit – BU-20)

Interface Type – Mobile Phone /

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


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


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


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

Manual instruction to install Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver

As if you are about to use the printer, you have to set up the printer driver properly with all these steps below on your Windows operating system.

  • The installation process of Canon PIXMA MP520 can be started whenever the download is completed and you are ready to start the setting up. The first step, just click and open the file directory where you save the downloaded file. The driver file name commonly end with .exe.
  • Double-click on the driver file or you can right-click on it to choose ?run as administrator? and then wait for several minutes while the driver files of Canon PIXMA MP520 is being extracted. After the file extraction is done, just follow the next installation steps.
  • The installation of software program will be began to set the Canon PIXMA MP520 driver software package up and just do the following instruction shown on the computer screen to finish the setting.
  • After done the following instruction, your Canon PIXMA MP520 printing device is ready to be used.

Manual Instruction To Uninstall Canon PIXMA MP520 Driver

To uninstall the Canon PIXMA MP520 printing device from your Windows operating system, make sure you are following these steps below.

  • Click the start menu on your Windows screen.
  • Click on control panel icon or simply type ?control panel? down on the search column. There would be several icons there, and then click once below the ?programs? menu named ?uninstall an application?.
  • On the list of installed application, search the Canon PIXMA MP520 computer driver which is to be removed or simply type the application on search column.
  • Double-click on the icon of Canon PIXMA MP520, and then click uninstall/change. To complete the uninstallation process, simply follow the instruction displayed on the screen.

Driver Download Or Installation Process For Mac Operating System:

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.

However, the step-by-step of the installation (and vice versa), it can be differed depend upon the platform or device that you use for the installation of Canon PIXMA MP520. The above mentioned, the installation is occurred using Windows 7 and Mac for Windows XP or Windows 8 is not much different way.


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 2000 / Windows Me / Windows 98 / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/ 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11)

Canon PIXMA MP520 Full Driver & Software Package Free Download

Good news from the owner of sites Canon Driver Download, thus those who look for download link for all in one printer driver and full software of Canon PIXMA MP520, the download link is accessible , and no worry for broken link as any link for any platform works properly. While downloading the software, to ensure that there is nothing wrong while using Canon PIXMA MP520, you need to pay attention toward the installation or download user guides below.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
MP520 series MP Driver (Windows 8.1 x64/8 x64/7 x64/Vista64)1.0124 MBDownload
MP520 series MP Driver (Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000)1.0123 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.0 5.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.7.0 15 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)4.5.0 58 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) 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)2.9.5 2.7 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows XP x64)1.0742 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 2000)3.2.0 43 MBDownload
MP520 series CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8) MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8) MBDownload
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) 4.7.0 102 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) 4.6.0 102 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Mac OS X 10.5/10.6) 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
MP520 series User Manual (Windows)1.1012 MBDownload
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
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