Canon iX7000 Series Instruction manual

Canon iX7000 series On-screen Manual
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How to Use This Manual
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MC-3990-V1.00
Basic Guide
Advanced Guide
Describes the summary of
this product.
Describes the detailed
function of this product.
Troubleshooting
iX7000 series Basic Guide
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How to Use This Manual
Printing This Manual
MP-3501-V1.10
Advanced Guide
Contents
Overview of the Printer
Routine Maintenance
Main Components
Replacing an Ink Tank
Checking the Ink Status
Printing Documents / Photos
When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are
Incorrect
Printing Documents (Windows)
Maintaining Ink Quality
Printing Documents (Macintosh)
Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller
Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
Opening the Maintenance Screens
Other Usage
Useful Software Applications
Loading Paper
Loading Paper
Appendix
Legal Limitations on Use of Your Product and
Use of Images
Tips on How to Use Your Printer
Overview of the Printer
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Contents > Overview of the Printer
Overview of the Printer
This section shows the component names of the printer and describes their functions.
Main Components
Front View
Rear View
Inside View
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Main Components
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Overview of the Printer > Main Components
Main Components
Front View
Rear View
Inside View
Front View
(1) Top Cover
Open to replace the ink tanks or to remove jammed paper inside the printer.
(2) Clear Ink Tank Cover
Open to replace the clear ink tank.
(3) Paper Guides
When loading from the Rear Tray, slide to align with both sides of the paper stack.
(4) Paper Support
Open to load paper in the Rear Tray.
(5) Paper Output Slot
Printed paper is ejected from here.
(6) Paper Holder
Holds plain paper loaded in the Manual Feed Slot so that paper can be fed properly. Also, prevents ejected
paper from mixing with paper loaded in the Manual Feed Slot.
(7) Manual Feed Slot
When Manual Feed is selected in Paper Source, load plain paper all the way into the Manual Feed Slot. Two
or more sheets of the same size of plain paper can be loaded at the same time, and fed automatically one
sheet at a time.
(8) Cassette
Load plain paper and insert it into the printer. Two or more sheets of the same size of paper can be loaded
at the same time, and fed automatically one sheet at a time.
See Loading Paper in the Cassette and Media Types You Can Use .
Main Components
(9) Cleaning Sheet Holder
Holds the supplied cleaning sheets for Sheet Cleaning.
See Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning) .
(10) Manual Feed Paper Guides
Slide to align with the both sides of the paper stack when loading paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front
Tray. When the Manual Feed Slot is not used, slide them to the far edge of the Front Tray.
(11) Front Tray Extension
Pull out to support paper. Pull it out before printing or loading paper in the Manual Feed Slot.
(12) Front Tray
Printed paper is ejected from the Paper Output Slot. Open it before printing or loading paper in the Manual
Feed Slot.
See Loading Paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray and Media Types You Can Use .
(13) Rear Tray
Load paper other than plain paper which you can use on the printer. Two or more sheets of the same size
and type of paper other than plain paper can be loaded at the same time, and fed automatically one sheet at
a time.
See Loading Paper in the Rear Tray and Media Types You Can Use .
(14) Power button
Press to turn the power on or off.
Important
Disconnecting the power plug
When disconnecting the power plug after turning off the power, be sure to confirm that
the Power lamp is not lit. If the power plug is disconnected from the wall outlet while the
Power lamp is lit or flashing, the printer may become unable to print properly since the
Print Head is not protected.
Note
When the power is turned on, the printer may start mixing the ink to maintain ink quality (for
about 10 seconds to 2 minutes).
See Maintaining Ink Quality .
(15) Power lamp
Lights green after flashing when the power is turned on.
(16) RESUME/CANCEL button
Press to cancel a print job in progress. You can press this button to release from printer error status and
resume printing, after the printer problem is resolved.
(17) Alarm lamp
Lights or flashes orange when an error occurs, such as paper-out or ink-out.
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Main Components
Note
Power and Alarm lamps
You can check the status of the printer by the Power and Alarm lamps.
- Power lamp is off: The power is off.
- Power lamp lights green: The printer is ready to print.
- Power lamp flashes green: The printer is getting ready to print, or printing is in progress.
- Alarm lamp flashes orange: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.
For details, refer to "Troubleshooting" in the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
- Power lamp flashes green and Alarm lamp flashes orange alternately: An error that
requires contacting the service center may have occurred. For details, refer to "
Troubleshooting" in the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
Rear View
(18) USB Port
Plug in the USB cable to connect the printer with a computer.
Important
Do not touch the metal casing.
Do not plug in or unplug the USB cable while printing.
(19) Wired LAN Connector
Plug in the LAN cable to connect the printer to a LAN.
Important
Do not touch the metal casing.
Note
Remove the LAN connector cap before using the connector.
(20) Rear Cover
Open to remove jammed paper.
(21) Power Cord Connector
Plug in the supplied power cord.
Inside View
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Main Components
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(22) Ink lamps
Light or flash red to indicate the ink tank status.
See Checking the Ink Status.
(23) Print Head Lock Lever
Locks the Print Head into place.
Important
Do not raise this lever after installing the Print Head.
(24) Print Head Holder
Install the Print Head.
(25) Clear Ink Tank Locking Cover
Locks the clear ink tank into place.
Note
For details on installing the Print Head and ink tanks, refer to the printed manual: Getting
Started .
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Printing Documents / Photos
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Contents > Printing Documents / Photos
Printing Documents / Photos
This section describes the procedure to print documents or photos.
You can easily print photos taken with your digital camera by using Easy-PhotoPrint EX supplied with the
printer.
Printing Documents (Windows)
Printing Documents (Macintosh)
For Mac OS X v.10.5.x
For Mac OS X v.10.4.x or Mac OS X v.10.3.9
Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
Using Various Functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Printing Documents (Windows)
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Contents > Printing Documents / Photos > Printing Documents (Windows)
Printing Documents (Windows)
This printer can print with optimal quality on plain paper, not only text documents but also documents
containing photos and/or illustrations.
This section describes the procedure to print a document of A4 size on plain paper.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide.
Note
Operations may vary depending on your software application. For details on the operation, refer to
the instruction manual of your application.
The screens used in this section are for printing with Windows Vista operating system Ultimate
Edition (hereafter referred to as "Windows Vista").
1.
Prepare for printing.
(1) Make sure that the printer is turned on.
See Front View .
(2) Load paper.
See Loading Paper .
Here we make sure that A4 plain paper is loaded in the Cassette.
Note
Load plain paper in the Cassette or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray and other sizes or
types of paper such as photo paper in the Rear Tray.
(3) Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
2.
Create (or open) a document to print using an appropriate software application.
3.
Open the printer driver setup window.
(1) Select Print on the File menu or the command bar in your software application.
The Print dialog box will appear.
(2) Make sure that your printer's name is selected.
Printing Documents (Windows)
Note
If another printer's name is selected, click and select your printer's name.
(3) Click Preferences (or Properties).
4.
Specify the required print settings.
(1) Select Business Document in Commonly Used Settings.
Note
When the print object such as Business Document or Photo Printing is selected in
Commonly Used Settings, the items in Additional Features will be selected automatically.
The settings suitable for the print object such as media type or print quality will also
appear.
When you specify two or more copies in Copies, the Collate check box will be selected.
(2) Make sure of the displayed settings.
Here we make sure that Plain Paper in Media Type, Standard in Print Quality, A4 in Printer Paper Size, and
Cassette in Paper Source are selected.
Note
The settings can be changed.
However, after changing Printer Paper Size, confirm that the setting for Page Size on the
Page Setup sheet matches the setting set in the software application.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
When plain paper is selected, a message indicating that paper will be fed from the
Cassette will be displayed. When any type of paper other than plain paper is selected, a
message indicating that paper will be fed from the Rear Tray will be displayed. Click OK.
To feed plain paper from the Front Tray, select Manual Feed in Paper Source.
If you select the wrong media type, the printer may feed paper from the wrong paper
source or may not print with the proper print quality.
(3) Click OK.
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Printing Documents (Windows)
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Note
For details on the printer driver functions, click Help or Instructions to view the online help or
the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide . The Instructions button appears on the Quick Setup,
Main, and Maintenance sheets if the on-screen manual is installed on your computer.
You can name the changed settings and add to Commonly Used Settings.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
If the Always Print with Current Settings check box is selected, the current settings will be
applied from the next print job onward. Some software applications may not have this
function.
To display the preview to confirm the print result, select the Preview before printing check
box. Some software applications may not have a preview function.
You can specify detailed print settings on the Main sheet or Page Setup sheet.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
5.
Start printing.
Click Print (or OK) to start printing.
Note
To cancel a print job in progress, press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer or click
Cancel Printing on the printer status monitor. After canceling the print job, blank sheets of
paper may be ejected. To display the printer status monitor, click Canon XXX (where " XXX" is
your printer's name) on the taskbar.
If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are unsatisfactory, adjust the print head
position.
See Aligning the Print Head .
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Printing Documents (Macintosh)
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Advanced Guide
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Contents > Printing Documents / Photos > Printing Documents (Macintosh)
Printing Documents (Macintosh)
This printer can print with optimal quality on plain paper, not only text documents but also documents
containing photos and/or illustrations.
This section describes the procedure to print a document of A4 size on plain paper.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide.
Note
Operations may vary depending on your software application. For details on the operation, refer to
the instruction manual of your application.
For Mac OS X v.10.5.x
1.
Prepare for printing.
(1) Make sure that the printer is turned on.
See Front View .
(2) Load paper.
See Loading Paper .
Here we make sure that A4 plain paper is loaded in the Cassette.
Note
Load plain paper in the Cassette or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray and other sizes or
types of paper such as photo paper in the Rear Tray.
(3) Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
2.
Create (or open) a document to print using an appropriate software application.
3.
Open the Print dialog box.
Select Print on the File menu in your software application.
The Print dialog box will appear.
Note
Printing Documents (Macintosh)
If the dialog box below appears, click
4.
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(Down arrow).
Specify the required print settings.
(1) Make sure that your printer's name is selected in Printer.
(2) Select the page size of the loaded paper in Paper Size.
Here we select A4.
(3) Select Quality & Media in the pop-up menu.
(4) Select the media type of the paper in Media Type.
Here we select Plain Paper.
Note
If you select the wrong media type, the printer may feed paper from the wrong paper
source or may not print with the proper print quality.
(5) Make sure that Cassette is selected in Paper Source.
Note
If you select Plain Paper in Media Type, Paper Source is changed to Cassette. To feed
paper from the Front Tray, select Manual Feed in Paper Source.
If you select any media type other than plain paper, Paper Source is changed to Rear
Tray.
(6) Select the print quality in Print Quality.
Here we select Standard.
Note
For details on the print quality, refer to the on-screen manual:
Advanced Guide .
Printing Documents (Macintosh)
Note
(Question) on the Quality & Media, Color
For details on the printer driver functions, click
Options, Borderless Printing, or Duplex Printing & Margin screen.
The preview appears on the left of the dialog box to confirm the print result. Some software
applications may not have a preview function.
5.
Start printing.
Click Print to start printing.
Note
Click the printer icon in the Dock to display the list of print jobs in progress.
To cancel a print job in progress, select the desired job in the Name list and click Delete.
To temporarily stop a job in progress, click Hold. To temporarily stop all the jobs in the list, click
Pause Printer. After canceling the print job, blank sheets of paper may be ejected.
If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are unsatisfactory, adjust the print head
position.
See Aligning the Print Head .
For Mac OS X v.10.4.x or Mac OS X v.10.3.9
Note
The screens used in this section are for printing with Mac OS X v.10.4.x.
1.
Prepare for printing.
(1) Make sure that the printer is turned on.
See Front View .
(2) Load paper.
See Loading Paper .
Here we make sure that A4 plain paper is loaded in the Cassette.
Note
Load plain paper in the Cassette or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray and other sizes or
types of paper such as photo paper in the Rear Tray.
(3) Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
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Printing Documents (Macintosh)
2.
Create (or open) a document to print using an appropriate software application.
3.
Specify the page size.
(1) Select Page Setup on the File menu in your software application.
The Page Setup dialog box will appear.
(2) Make sure that your printer's name is selected in Format for.
(3) Select the page size of the paper in Paper Size.
Here we select A4.
(4) Click OK.
4.
Specify the required print settings.
(1) Select Print on the File menu in your software application.
The Print dialog box will appear.
(2) Make sure that your printer's name is selected in Printer.
(3) Select Quality & Media in the pop-up menu.
(4) Select the media type of the loaded paper in Media Type.
Here we select Plain Paper.
Note
If you select the wrong media type, the printer may feed paper from the wrong place, or
may not print with the proper print quality.
(5) Make sure that Cassette is selected in Paper Source.
Note
If you select Plain Paper in Media Type, Paper Source is changed to Cassette. To feed
paper from the Front Tray, select Manual Feed in Paper Source.
If you select any media type other than plain paper, Paper Source is changed to Rear
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Printing Documents (Macintosh)
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Tray.
(6) Select the print quality in Print Quality.
Here we select Standard.
Note
For details on the print quality, refer to the on-screen manual:
Advanced Guide .
Note
(Question) on the Quality & Media, Color
For details on the printer driver functions, click
Options, Special Effects, Borderless Printing, or Duplex Printing & Margin screen.
To display the preview to confirm the print result, click Preview. Some software applications
may not have a preview function.
5.
Start printing.
Click Print to start printing.
Note
Click the printer icon in the Dock to display the list of print jobs in progress.
To cancel a print job in progress, select the desired job in the Name list and click Delete.
To temporarily stop a job in progress, click Hold. To temporarily stop all the jobs in the list, click
Stop Jobs. After canceling the print job, blank sheets of paper may be ejected.
If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are unsatisfactory, adjust the print head
position.
See Aligning the Print Head .
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Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
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Contents > Printing Documents / Photos > Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
Print image data saved on your computer by using Easy-PhotoPrint EX supplied with the printer.
This section describes the procedure to print borderless photos on 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm photo paper.
For details on Easy-PhotoPrint EX, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
Note
The screens used in this section are for printing with Windows. The operations are also the same
for printing with Macintosh.
Install Easy-PhotoPrint EX from the Setup CD-ROM when it has not been installed or has been
uninstalled. To install Easy-PhotoPrint EX, select Easy-PhotoPrint EX in Custom Install.
1.
Prepare for printing.
(1) Make sure that the printer is turned on.
See Front View .
(2) Load paper.
See Loading Paper .
Here we load 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm photo paper in the Rear Tray.
Note
Load plain paper in the Cassette or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray and other sizes or
types of paper such as photo paper in the Rear Tray.
(3) Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
2.
Start Easy-PhotoPrint EX, and select Photo Print.
(1) Start Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Double-click
(Easy-PhotoPrint EX) on the desktop.
Click Here: Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
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Select the Go menu, Applications, Canon Utilities, Easy-PhotoPrint EX, then double-click EasyPhotoPrint EX.
Note
To start Easy-PhotoPrint EX from Solution Menu, double-click
(Solution Menu) on the
desktop and click
(Print photos or albums, etc.).
See Solution Menu .
To start Easy-PhotoPrint EX from the Start menu, select All Programs (or Programs), Canon
Utilities, Easy-PhotoPrint EX, then Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
To start Easy-PhotoPrint EX from Solution Menu, click
(Solution Menu) in the Dock and
click
(Print photos or albums, etc.).
See Solution Menu .
(2) Click Photo Print.
Note
You can select Album, Calendar, etc., besides Photo Print. You cannot select Stickers.
See Using Various Functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
3.
Select a photo to print.
(1) Select the folder in which images are saved.
(2) Click the image to print.
The number of copies appears as "1", and the image you selected appears in the selected image area (A).
You can select two or more images at the same time.
Note
To print two or more copies, click
(Up arrow) to change the number of copies.
To cancel the selection, click the image to cancel in the selected image area and click
(Delete Imported Image). You can also use
(Down arrow) to change the number of
copies to zero.
You can also correct or enhance the selected image.
See Using Various Functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
(3) Click Select Paper.
Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
4.
Select the loaded paper.
(1) Make sure that your printer's name is selected in Printer.
(2) Select the size and type of the loaded paper in Paper Size and Media Type.
Here we select 4"x6" 10x15cm in Paper Size and the type of the loaded photo paper in Media Type.
Note
If you select the wrong media type, the printer may feed paper from the wrong paper
source or may not print with the proper print quality.
(3) Make sure that Rear Tray is selected in Paper Source.
Note
If you select Plain Paper in Media Type, Paper Source is changed to Cassette. When
loading plain paper from the Front Tray, select Manual Feed in Paper Source.
(4) Click Layout/Print.
5.
Select a layout and start printing.
(1) Select the layout of the photo.
Here we select Borderless (full).
The preview appears in the selected layout for confirmation of the required print result.
Note
You can change the direction of photo or crop photos (trimming) to print.
For details on the operation, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
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Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX)
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(2) Click Print.
Note
To cancel a print job in progress, press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer or click
Cancel Printing on the printer status monitor. After canceling the print job, blank sheets of
paper may be ejected.
To display the printer status monitor, click Canon XXX (where " XXX" is your printer's name) on
the taskbar.
Click the printer icon in the Dock to display the list of print jobs in progress.
To cancel a print job in progress, select the desired job in the Name list and click Delete.
To temporarily stop a job in progress, click Hold. To temporarily stop all the jobs in the list, click
Pause Printer (or Stop Jobs). After canceling the print job, blank sheets of paper may be
ejected.
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Using Various Functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Advanced Guide
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Contents > Printing Documents / Photos > Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX) > Using Various Functions of EasyPhotoPrint EX
Using Various Functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX
This section introduces a few of the useful functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide.
Creating Your Own Prints
You can create an album or calendar using your photos.
Album
Calendar
Layout Print
Correcting Images
You can use Red-Eye Correction, Face Sharpener, Digital Face Smoothing, Brightness, Contrast,
etc. to adjust, correct, or enhance images automatically or manually.
Brightness
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Other Usage
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Contents > Other Usage
Other Usage
This section introduces useful software applications supplied with the printer.
Useful Software Applications
Solution Menu
My Printer
Easy-WebPrint EX
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Useful Software Applications
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Contents > Other Usage > Useful Software Applications
Useful Software Applications
The printer can be used with useful software applications such as Solution Menu, My Printer, and EasyWebPrint EX.
Solution Menu
With Solution Menu, you can start the software applications supplied with the printer or display the
operating instructions.
Double-click
(Solution Menu) on the desktop.
Click Here: Solution Menu
Click
(Solution Menu) in the Dock.
* The screens below are for Windows Vista.
Click the button of a function to use.
After starting Solution Menu, click the button on the title bar to reduce the window size.
Note
Install Solution Menu from the Setup CD-ROM when it has not been installed or has been
uninstalled. To install Solution Menu, select Solution Menu in Custom Install.
The buttons displayed on the screen may vary depending on the country or region of purchase.
To start Solution Menu from the Start menu, select All Programs (or Programs), Canon Utilities,
Solution Menu, then Solution Menu.
To start Solution Menu from the menu bar, select the Go menu, Applications, Canon Utilities, Solution
Menu, then double-click Solution Menu.
My Printer
With My Printer, you can display the printer driver setup window. It also provides you with the information
on how to take an action when you have trouble with the operation.
My Printer is not available in Macintosh.
Useful Software Applications
Double-click
(My Printer) on the desktop.
Note
You can also start My Printer from Solution Menu or the taskbar.
Install My Printer from the Setup CD-ROM when it has not been installed or has been uninstalled. To
install My Printer, select My Printer in Custom Install.
To start My Printer from the Start menu, select All Programs (or Programs), Canon Utilities, My
Printer, then My Printer.
Easy-WebPrint EX
Easy-WebPrint EX provides quick and easy printing of web pages for Internet Explorer. You can print web
pages automatically resized to fit the paper width without cutting off the sides of pages, or preview and
select the desired web pages to print.
Easy-WebPrint EX is not available in Windows 2000 and Macintosh.
Important
It is unlawful to reproduce or edit the copyrighted work of another person without permission from
the copyright holder, except for personal use, use within the home, or other use within the limited
scope as defined by the copyright. Additionally, reproducing or editing photographs of people may
infringe on portrait rights.
When Easy-WebPrint EX is installed, it adds a toolbar to your Internet Explorer screen. The toolbar is
available whenever Internet Explorer is running.
The clip function, for example, allows you to clip desired parts of web pages and edit them to print.
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Useful Software Applications
For details on printing web pages, click
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(Help) to view the online help.
Note
Installing Easy-WebPrint EX
If Easy-WebPrint EX is not installed, the guidance for installation of Easy-WebPrint EX may appear
from the taskbar on the desktop.
To install Easy-WebPrint EX, click the displayed guidance and follow the instructions on the screen.
You can also install Easy-WebPrint EX from the Setup CD-ROM .
To install Easy-WebPrint EX, select Easy-WebPrint EX in Custom Install.
To install Easy-WebPrint EX on your computer, Internet Explorer 7 or later is required and the
computer must be connected to the Internet.
Useful Software Applications
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Loading Paper
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Advanced Guide
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Contents > Loading Paper
Loading Paper
This section describes types of paper you can load and how to load printing paper in the Cassette, Rear
Tray, or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray.
Loading Paper
Paper Source to Load Paper
Loading Paper in the Cassette
Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
Loading Paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray
Media Types You Can Use
Media Types You Cannot Use
Handling Paper
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Loading Paper
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Loading Paper > Loading Paper
Loading Paper
Paper Source to Load Paper
Loading Paper in the Cassette
Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
Loading Paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray
Media Types You Can Use
Media Types You Cannot Use
Handling Paper
Paper Source to Load Paper
The printer has three paper sources to feed paper; Cassette, Rear Tray, and Manual Feed Slot of the
Front Tray.
You can load paper in one of the paper sources, depending on the media type of paper.
See Media Types You Can Use .
Note
When printing, select the correct media type. If you select the wrong media type, the printer may
feed paper from the wrong paper source, or may not print with the proper print quality.
For details on how to load paper in each paper source, see Loading Paper in the Cassette , Loading
Paper in the Rear Tray , or Loading Paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray .
Loading Plain Paper in the Cassette
When you use plain paper, load it in the Cassette.
Select Plain Paper in Media Type in the printer driver setting when printing from the Cassette. If
Cassette is not selected in Paper Source, select Cassette.
Loading Photo Paper in the Rear Tray
When you use photo paper, load it in the Rear Tray.
Select the media types other than Plain Paper in Media Type in the printer driver setting when
printing from the Rear Tray.
Loading Paper
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Loading Plain Paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray
You can load other plain paper here while loading the paper in the Cassette.
Select Plain Paper in Media Type and Manual Feed in Paper Source in the printer driver setting
when printing from the Front Tray.
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Loading Paper in the Cassette
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Loading Paper > Loading Paper > Loading Paper in the Cassette
Loading Paper in the Cassette
You can load only plain paper in the Cassette.
Note
You can load only A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" / 279.4 x 431.8 mm (Tabloid), 8" x 10"
/ 20 x 25 cm, and 10" x 12" / 25 x 30 cm sizes of plain paper in the Cassette.
We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos.
For details on the Canon genuine paper, see Media Types You Can Use .
You can use general copy paper.
For the page size and paper weight you can use for the printer, see Media Types You Can Use .
1.
Prepare paper.
Align the edges of paper. If paper is curled, flatten it.
Note
Align the edges of paper neatly before loading. Loading paper without aligning the edges may
cause paper jams.
If paper is curled, hold the curled corners and gently bend them in the opposite direction until
the paper becomes completely flat.
For details on how to flatten curled paper, refer to " Troubleshooting" in the on-screen manual:
Advanced Guide .
2.
Prepare the Casette.
(1) Pull the Cassette out slowly with both hands until it stops, and pull it out from the
printer with lifting the near side of the Cassette slightly.
Note
Make sure that no sheets are loaded in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray before
pulling out the Cassette.
Loading Paper in the Cassette
(2) Remove the Cover on the Cassette.
(3) Unlock the tabs (A) on the both sides of the Cassette.
Note
If you load A4, B5, A5, Letter, or 10" x 12" / 25 x 30 cm size of paper, steps (3) and (4)
are not necessary.
(4) Extend the Cassette and lock the tabs (B).
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Loading Paper in the Cassette
3.
Load paper.
(1) Pinch the Paper Guide (C) and slide it to align with the mark of page size.
The Paper Guide (C) will stop when it aligns with the corresponding mark of page size.
(2) Pinch the Paper Guides (D) on the both sides and slide them to align with the
mark of paper size.
The Paper Guides (D) will stop when they align with the corresponding mark of paper size.
(3) Load the paper stack WITH THE PRINT SIDE FACING DOWN and LEADING
EDGE TO THE FAR SIDE of the Cassette.
Note
Do not load higher than the Load Limit Mark (E).
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Loading Paper in the Cassette
Note
If you use non-standard size paper, load the paper stack then slide the Paper Guides to align
with the paper stack.
4.
Set the Cover on the Cassette.
5.
Insert the Cassette into the printer.
Push the Cassette all the way into the printer.
Note
If the Cassette is not inserted correctly, the error may occur and the printer cannot print. Make
sure that the Cassette is pushed all the way into the printer.
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Loading Paper in the Cassette
6.
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Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
Note
After loading paper
Select Plain Paper in Media Type and the size of the loaded paper in Printer Paper Size (or
Paper Size) in the printer driver. If Cassette is not selected in Paper Source, select Cassette.
See Printing Documents (Windows) or Printing Documents (Macintosh) .
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Loading Paper > Loading Paper > Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
You can load photo paper or envelope in the Rear Tray.
Note
You can load A3+ (13" x 19"), A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" / 279.4 x 431.8 mm
(Tabloid), Wide (4" x 7.1"), 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm, 4" x 8" / 101.6 x 203.2 mm, 5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm, 8"
x 10" / 20 x 25 cm, and 10" x 12" / 25 x 30 cm sizes of paper, Comm. Env. #10, and DL Env. in the
Rear Tray.
If printing from the Rear Tray, auto duplex printing is not available.
Loading Photo Paper
Important
If you cut plain paper into small size such as 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm, 4" x 8" / 101.6 x 203.2 mm,
5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm, or 2.16" x 3.58" / 55.0 x 91.0 mm (Card size) to perform trial print, it can
cause paper jams.
1.
Prepare paper.
Align the edges of paper. If paper is curled, flatten it.
See Prepare paper. in "Loading Paper in the Cassette".
Note
When using Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, even if the sheet is curled, load one sheet at a time
as it is. If you roll up this paper to flatten, this may cause cracks on the surface of the paper
and reduce the print quality.
2.
Load paper.
(1) Open the Paper Support.
(2) Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
(3) Slide the Paper Guides (A) to open them, and load the paper in center of the
Rear Tray WITH THE PRINT SIDE FACING YOU.
Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
Important
Always load paper in the portrait orientation (B). Loading paper in the landscape
orientation (C) can cause paper jams.
(4) Slide the Paper Guides (A) to align them with the both sides of the paper stack.
Do not slide the Paper Guides too hard. The paper may not be fed properly.
Note
Do not load sheets of paper higher than the Load Limit Mark (D).
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Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
Note
After loading paper
Select the type and size of the loaded paper in Media Type and Printer Paper Size (or Paper
Size) in the printer driver.
See Printing Documents (Windows) or Printing Documents (Macintosh) .
Loading Envelopes
You can print on European DL and US Comm. Env. #10-sized envelopes.
The address is automatically rotated and printed according to the envelope's direction by specifying
with the printer driver properly.
Important
You cannot use the following envelopes.
- Envelopes with an embossed or treated surface
- Envelopes with a double flap (or sticker flaps)
- Envelopes whose gummed flaps are already moistened and adhesive
1.
Prepare envelopes.
Press down on all four corners and edges of the envelopes to flatten them.
If the envelopes are curled, hold the opposite corners and gently twist them in the
opposite direction.
If the corner of the envelope flap is folded, flatten it.
Use a pen to press the leading edge in the inserting direction flat and sharpen the
crease.
The figures above show a side view of the leading edge of the envelope.
Important
The envelopes may jam in the printer if they are not flat or the edges are not aligned. Make
sure that no curl or puff exceeds 0.1 inches / 3 mm.
2.
Load envelopes.
(1) Open the Paper Support.
See Load paper. in Loading Photo Paper of Loading Paper in the Rear Tray.
(2) Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
See Load paper. in Loading Photo Paper of Loading Paper in the Rear Tray.
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Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
(3) Slide the Paper Guides (A) to open them, and load the envelopes in the center of
the Rear Tray WITH THE ADDRESS SIDE FACING YOU.
The folded flap of the envelope will be faced down on the left side.
Up to 10 envelopes can be loaded at once.
(4) Slide the Paper Guides (A) to align them with both sides of the envelopes.
Do not slide the Paper Guides too hard. The envelopes may not be fed properly.
(B) Rear side
(C) Address side
3.
Specify the settings in the printer driver.
(1) Select Envelope in Commonly Used Settings on the Quick Setup sheet.
(2) Select DL Env. or Comm. Env. #10 in the Envelope Size Setting window.
(3) Select Landscape in Orientation.
(1) Select Envelope in Media Type.
(2) Select DL Envelope or #10 Envelope in Paper Size.
(3) Select the landscape orientation in Orientation.
Important
If you do not specify the envelope size or orientation properly, the address will be printed
upside down or will be turned to 90 degrees.
Note
In Windows, if the print result is upside down, open the printer driver setup window, select
Envelope in Commonly Used Settings, then select the Rotate 180 degrees check box in
Additional Features.
For details on the printer driver settings, see Printing Documents (Windows) or Printing
Documents (Macintosh) .
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Loading Paper > Loading Paper > Loading Paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray
Loading Paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray
You can load only plain paper in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray.
Note
You can load only A3, B4, A4, B5, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" / 279.4 x 431.8 mm (Tabloid), 8" x 10" /
20 x 25 cm, and 10" x 12" / 25 x 30 cm sizes of plain paper in the Front Tray.
We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos.
For details on the Canon genuine paper, see Media Types You Can Use .
You can use general copy paper.
For the page size and paper weight you can use for the printer, see Media Types You Can Use .
1.
Prepare paper.
Align the edges of paper. If paper is curled, flatten it.
SeePrepare paper. in "Loading Paper in the Cassette".
2.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
3.
Load the paper.
(1) Slide the Manual Feed Paper Guides (A) to align them with the mark of paper
size.
(2) Load the paper all the way in the Manual Feed Slot WITH THE PRINT SIDE
FACING DOWN.
You can load up to ten sheets of paper in the Manual Feed Slot at a time.
Note
Make sure that the Cassette is inserted.
Load the paper under the Paper Holder (B).
Make sure that the size of the loaded paper is aligned with the mark of paper size.
If paper is curled, hold the curled corners and gently bend them in the opposite direction
until the paper becomes completely flat.
For details on how to flatten curled paper, refer to " Troubleshooting " in the on-screen
manual: Advanced Guide .
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Note
After loading paper
Select Plain Paper in Media Type and the size of the loaded paper in Printer Paper Size (or Paper
Size) then select Manual Feed in Paper Source in the printer driver.
See Printing Documents (Windows) or Printing Documents (Macintosh) .
When printing is complete
When the Manual Feed Slot is not used, slide the Manual Feed Paper Guides to the far edge of the
Front Tray.
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Media Types You Can Use
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Loading Paper > Loading Paper > Media Types You Can Use
Media Types You Can Use
Choose paper suitable for printing, for the best print results. Canon provides you various types of paper
to enhance the fun of printing, such as papers for photo or document. We recommend the use of Canon
genuine paper for printing your important photos.
Media Types
Commercially available papers
Paper Source Load Limit
Name of Paper
<Model No.> *1
Cassette
Plain Paper
Approx.250
sheets
(Recycled paper)
Rear Tray
Not
loadable
Front Tray
(Manual
Feed)
Settings in Printer
Driver: Media Type
Paper Output
Load Limit
Approx.10
sheets
Approx.50
sheets
Plain Paper
Not loadable
*4
Envelope
*2
Not loadable *3 10
Envelopes
envelopes
*3
Canon genuine papers
Name of
Paper
<Model No.>
*1
Paper Source Load Limit
Cassette
Rear Tray
Front Tray
(Manual
Feed)
Paper
Output
Load Limit
Settings in
Printer Driver:
Media Type
For printing photos:
Photo Paper
Pro Platinum
Not
<PT-101>*5
A3+ (13" x 19") and 10"
x 12" / 25 x 30 cm: 1
sheet
Photo Paper
Plus Glossy II
A3, A4, Letter, 5" x 7" /
13 x 18 cm, and 8" x 10"
/ 20 x 25 cm: 10 sheets
loadable *3
Not
loadable *3
*4
Photo Paper Pro
Platinum
Photo Paper Plus
Glossy II
<PP-201> *5
Photo Paper
Plus Semigloss
4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm: 20
sheets
Photo Paper Plus
Semi-gloss
<SG-201>*5
Matte Photo
Paper
Matte Photo Paper
<MP-101>
Fine Art Paper
"Photo Rag"
1 sheet
Fine Art "Photo
Rag"
<FA-PR1>*6
*1 Paper with a Model Number is Canon genuine paper. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with
the paper for detailed information on the printable side and notes on handling paper. For information on
the page sizes available for each Canon genuine paper, visit our website. You may not be able to
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purchase some Canon genuine papers depending on the country or region of purchase. Paper is not
sold in the US by Model Number. Purchase paper by name.
*2 Proper feeding of paper may not be possible at the maximum capacity depending on the type of paper
or environmental conditions (either very high or low temperature or humidity). In such cases, reduce the
number of paper you load at a time to less than half (100% recycled paper can be used).
*3 Feeding this paper from the Cassette or the Front Tray can damage the printer. Always load in the
Rear Tray.
*4 We recommend that you remove the previously printed sheet from the Front Tray before continuously
printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.
*5 When loading paper in stacks, the print side may become marked as it is fed or paper may not feed
properly. In this case, load one sheet at a time.
*6 If you are using Fine Art Paper "Photo Rag", you cannot print in the 1.38 inches / 35 mm margin on the
top and bottom edges according to the direction of printing. If you select a special page size for Fine Art
Paper in the printer driver, a limit is set to prevent printing in the 1.38 inches / 35 mm margin on the top
and bottom edges of the paper. We recommend checking the printing area in the preview screen before
printing.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide.
Canon genuine media is produced and managed to get optimal print quality. We recommend using
Canon genuine media.
Non-Canon genuine specialty paper
Paper with texture of drawing paper can be used.
Loading paper
Load one sheet at a time in the Rear Tray.
Printer driver settings and paper source
Media Type
Other Fine Art Paper
Page Size / Paper Size
Fine Art XX *1
Paper Source
Rear Tray *2
*1 Select Fine Art A4, Fine Art Letter / Fine Art US Letter, Fine Art A3, or Fine Art A3+ 13x19 according to the
size you are using.
For details on the printable area, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide.
*2 Less than 53 lb / 200 g/m 2
Note
Other than Canon genuine specialty paper, alternative paper types listed on our website may
provide better quality printing. For more information about the alternative paper, see your local
retailer's homepage listed on the Canon Inc.website.
Please note that the customer must bear the cost for connection to the Internet.
Information regarding the alternative paper is updated on an irregular basis. And alternative
products may change without prior announcement.
Page Sizes
You can use the following sizes of paper.
Note
You can load paper of the following sizes in the Cassette.
A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" / 279.4 x 431.8 mm (Tabloid), 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm, and
10" x 12" / 25 x 30 cm
You can load paper of the following sizes in the Rear Tray.
A3+ (13" x 19"), A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" / 279.4 x 431.8 mm (Tabloid), Wide (4"
x 7.1"), 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm, 4" x 8" / 101.6 x 203.2 mm, 5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm, 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm,
10" x 12" / 25 x 30 cm, Comm.Env.#10, and DL Env.
You can load paper of the following sizes in the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray.
A3, B4, A4, B5, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" / 279.4 x 431.8 mm (Tabloid), 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm, and 10"
x 12" / 25 x 30 cm
In Macintosh, Choukei 3 and Choukei 4 are not available.
Standard sizes:
Letter (8.50 x 11.00 inches / 215.9 x 279.4 mm)
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Legal (8.50 x 14.00 inches / 215.9 x 355.6 mm)
11" x 17" / Tabloid (11.00 x 17.00 inches / 279.4 x 431.8 mm)
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 inches / 148.0 x 210.0 mm)
A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches / 210.0 x 297.0 mm)
A3 (11.69 x 16.54 inches / 297.0 x 420.0 mm)
A3+ (13.00 x 19.00 inches / 329.0 x 483.0 mm)
B5 (7.17 x 10.12 inches / 182.0 x 257.0 mm)
B4 (10.12 x 14.33 inches / 257.0 x 364.0 mm)
4" x 6" (4.00 x 6.00 inches / 10 x 15 cm)
4" x 8" (4.00 x 8.00 inches / 101.6 x 203.2 mm)
5" x 7" (5.00 x 7.00 inches / 13 x 18 cm)
8" x 10" (8.00 x 10.00 inches / 20 x 25 cm)
10" x 12" (10.00 x 12.00 inches / 25 x 30 cm)
L (3.50 x 5.00 inches / 89.0 x 127.0 mm)
2L (5.00 x 7.01 inches / 127.0 x 178.0 mm)
Hagaki (3.94 x 5.83 inches / 100.0 x 148.0 mm)
Hagaki 2 (7.87 x 5.83 inches / 200.0 x 148.0 mm)
Comm.Env.#10 (4.12 x 9.50 inches / 104.6 x 241.3 mm)
DL Env.(4.33 x 8.66 inches / 110.0 x 220.0 mm)
Choukei 3 (4.72 x 9.25 inches / 120.0 x 235.0 mm)
Choukei 4 (3.54 x 8.07 inches / 90.0 x 205.0 mm)
Youkei 4 (4.13 x 9.25 inches / 105.0 x 235.0 mm)
Youkei 6 (3.86 x 7.48 inches / 98.0 x 190.0 mm)
Card (2.16 x 3.58 inches / 55.0 x 91.0 mm)
Wide (4.00 x 7.10 inches / 101.6 x 180.6 mm)
Fine Art Letter (8.50 x 11.00 inches / 215.9 x 279.4 mm)
Fine Art A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches / 210.0 x 297.0 mm)
Fine Art A3 (11.69 x 16.54 inches / 297.0 x 420.0 mm)
Fine Art A3+ (13.00 x 19.00 inches / 329.0 x 483.0 mm)
Non-standard sizes:
You can also specify a custom size within the following range.
Minimum size:
5.83 x 8.27 inches / 148.0 x 210.0 mm (Cassette)
2.17 x 3.58 inches / 55.0 x 91.0 mm (Rear Tray)
5.83 x 10.00 inches / 148.0 x 254.0 mm (Manual Feed Slot)
Maximum size:
11.69 x 17.00 inches / 297.0 x 431.8 mm (Cassette / Manual Feed Slot)
12.95 x 23.00 inches / 329.0 x 584.2 mm (Rear Tray)
Paper Weight
From 17 lb / 64 g/m 2 to 28 lb / 105 g/m2 (except for Canon genuine paper)
Do not use heavier or lighter paper (except for Canon genuine paper), as it could jam in the printer.
* However, you can use non-Canon genuine art paper that is up to 53 lb / 200 g/m 2 in the Rear Tray.
See Non-Canon genuine specialty paper .
Notes on Paper for Full-page Borderless Printing
You cannot use A5, B5, and Legal-sized paper, plain paper, and envelopes for full-page borderless
printing.
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Media Types You Cannot Use
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Loading Paper > Loading Paper > Media Types You Cannot Use
Media Types You Cannot Use
Do not use the following types of paper. Using such paper will cause not only unsatisfactory results, but
also the printer to jam or malfunction.
Folded, curled, or wrinkled paper
Damp paper
Paper that is too thin (weighing less than 17 lb / 64 g/m 2)
Paper that is too thick (weighing more than 28 lb / 105 g/m 2, except for Canon genuine paper)
* However, you can use non-Canon genuine art paper that is up to 53 lb / 200 g/m 2 in the Rear Tray.
See Non-Canon genuine specialty paper .
Paper thinner than a postcard, including plain paper or notepad paper cut to a small size (when
printing on paper smaller than A5)
Picture postcards
Postcards affixed with photos or stickers
Envelopes with a double flap (or sticker flaps)
Envelopes with an embossed or treated surface
Envelopes whose gummed flaps are already moistened and adhesive
Any type of paper with holes
Paper that is not rectangular
Paper bound with staples or glue
Paper with adhesives
Paper decorated with glitter, etc.
Do not use the following types of Canon genuine paper.
Photo Paper Pro II PR-201, Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" GP-501, Photo Paper Glossy GP502, High Resolution Paper HR-101N, T-Shirt Transfers TR-301, and Photo Stickers PS-101
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Handling Paper
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Loading Paper > Loading Paper > Handling Paper
Handling Paper
Be careful not to rub or scratch the surfaces of any types of paper when handling.
Hold the paper as closely as possible to its edges and try not to touch the printing surface. The print
quality may be degraded if the printing surface is smudged with sweat or oil that comes from your
hands.
Do not touch the printed surface until the ink is dried. Even when the ink is dried, be careful not to
touch the printed surface as much as possible when handling. Due to the nature of the pigment ink,
the ink on the printed surface may be removed when being rubbed or scratched.
Take out only the necessary number of paper from the package, just before printing.
To avoid curling, when you do not print, put unused paper back into the package and keep it on a
level surface. And also, store it avoiding heat, humidity, and direct sunlight.
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Routine Maintenance
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Routine Maintenance
Routine Maintenance
This section describes the procedure to replace ink tanks when they run out of ink, to clean the printer
when the print result is faint, or to take an action when paper does not feed properly.
Replacing an Ink Tank
Replacing Color or Black Ink Tanks
Replacing the Clear Ink Tank
Checking the Ink Status
Checking the Ink Status with the Ink Lamps
Checking the Ink Status with the Computer Screen
When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Cleaning the Print Head
Cleaning the Print Head Deeply
Aligning the Print Head
Maintaining Ink Quality
Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller
Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
Operations of the Sheet Cleaning
Storing and Taking out the Cleaning Sheets
Opening the Maintenance Screens
Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows)
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Routine Maintenance > Replacing an Ink Tank
Replacing an Ink Tank
This section describes the procedure to replace an ink tank if ink runs out while printing is in progress.
Note
When ink runs out or other errors occur, the Alarm lamp will flash orange to inform you of the
error.
Count the Alarm lamp flashes, and refer to "Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange" in " Troubleshooting " of
the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide , and take an appropriate action.
For information on the compatible ink tanks, refer to the printed manual: Getting Started .
If print results become faint or white streaks appear despite sufficient ink levels, see When Printing
Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect .
Replacing Color or Black Ink Tanks
When color or black ink runs out while printing is in progress, the Alarm lamp will flash orange four
times and the error message will appear on your computer screen.
Make sure which ink tank has run out of ink and follow the procedure below to replace it.
Important
Handling ink
To maintain optimal print quality, we recommend the use of specified Canon brand ink tanks. Refilling
the ink is not recommended.
If you remove an ink tank, replace it immediately. Do not leave the printer with ink tanks removed.
Use new ink tanks for replacement. Installing used ink tanks may cause the nozzles to clog.
Furthermore, with such ink tanks, the printer will not be able to inform you when to replace the ink
tanks properly.
Once an ink tank has been installed, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open.
This will cause the ink tank to dry out, and the printer may not operate properly when it is
reinstalled. To maintain optimal printing quality, use an ink tank within six months of first use.
Note
Color ink may be consumed even when printing a black-and-white document.
Every ink is also consumed in the standard cleaning and deep cleaning of the Print Head, which
may be necessary to maintain the printer's performance. When an ink tank is out of ink, replace it
immediately with a new one.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on, and open the Front Tray gently.
2.
Open the Top Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the replacement position.
Caution
Do not hold the Print Head Holder to stop or move it forcibly. Do not touch the Print Head Holder
until it stops completely.
Important
Do not place any object on the Top Cover. It will fall into the Rear Tray when the Top Cover is
opened and cause the printer to malfunction.
Do not touch the metallic parts or other parts inside the printer.
If the Top Cover is left open, the Print Head Holder moves to the right. In this case, close and
reopen the Top Cover.
Replacing an Ink Tank
Note
The printer may make operating noise when the Print Head moves to the replacement position.
3.
Remove the ink tank with the lamp flashing fast.
Push the tab (A) and lift the ink tank to remove.
Do not touch the Print Head Lock Lever (B).
Important
Handle the ink tank carefully to avoid staining of clothing or the surrounding area.
Discard the empty ink tank according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of
consumables.
Note
Do not remove two or more ink tanks at the same time. Be sure to replace ink tanks one by one
when replacing two or more ink tanks.
For details on ink lamp flashing speed, see Checking the Ink Status .
4.
Prepare the new ink tank.
(1) Take a new ink tank out of its package.
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(2) Remove the orange protective cap (C) from the bottom of the ink tank as
indicated in the figure below.
Remove the protective cap while holding it to prevent the ink from staining your fingers.
Discard the protective cap once it is removed.
Important
Do not touch the electrical contacts (D) on the ink tank. It can cause the printer to
malfunction or become unable to print.
Important
If you shake the ink tank, the ink may spill out and stain your hands and the surrounding area.
Be careful to handle the ink tank.
Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out.
Be careful not to stain your hands and the surrounding area with ink on the removed
protective cap.
Do not reattach the protective cap once you have removed it. Discard it according to the local
laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
Do not touch the open ink port once the protective cap is removed, as this may prevent the ink
from being ejected properly.
5.
Install the new ink tank.
(1) Insert the front end of ink tank into the Print Head at a slant.
Make sure that the position of the ink tank matches the label.
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(2) Press the mark
place.
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(Push) on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into
Make sure that the ink lamp lights up red.
Important
You cannot print if the ink tank is installed in the wrong position. Be sure to install the ink tank in
the correct position according to the label on the Print Head Holder.
You cannot print unless all the ink tanks are installed. Be sure to install all the ink tanks.
6.
Close the Top Cover.
The printer will start mixing the ink automatically.
Wait until the Power lamp stops flashing and stays lit and the printer has stopped making operating noise. It
takes about 2 minutes or less.
Do not open the Top Cover while the printer is operating (the Power lamp is flashing green).
Note
If the Alarm lamp still flashes orange after the Top Cover is closed, refer to "Alarm Lamp
Flashes Orange" in " Troubleshooting " of the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
When you start printing after replacing the ink tank, the printer starts cleaning the Print Head
automatically. Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the cleaning of
the Print Head. The Power lamp flashes green while cleaning.
If printed ruled lines are misaligned or the print head position is misaligned, adjust the print head
position.
See Aligning the Print Head .
The printer may make noise during operation.
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Replacing the Clear Ink Tank
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Troubleshooting
Contents > Routine Maintenance > Replacing an Ink Tank > Replacing the Clear Ink Tank
Replacing the Clear Ink Tank
When clear ink runs out while printing is in progress, the Alarm lamp will flash orange 4 times and the
error message will appear on your computer screen.
When the clear ink tank runs out of ink, follow the procedure below to replace it.
Important
Handling Ink
When clear ink has run out, you cannot print on plain paper.
To maintain optimal printing quality, we recommend the use of specified Canon brand clear ink
tanks. Refilling ink is not recommended.
Once you remove a clear ink tank, replace it immediately. Do not leave the printer with the ink tank
removed. The printer will not operate without the clear ink tank installed.
Do not replace the clear ink tank until the message informing you that the ink has run out is
displayed. If the clear ink tank is replaced before it runs out of ink, the printer will be unable to
accurately inform you when it is time to replace the tank.
Replace an empty tank with a new one. Inserting a partially used ink tank may cause a malfunction.
Furthermore, with such a tank, the printer will not be able to inform you when to replace the tank
properly.
Once a clear ink tank has been installed, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the
open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out, and the printer may not operate properly when it is
reinstalled. To maintain optimal printing quality, use a clear ink tank within six months of first use.
Note
It is possible to print on photo paper, or any type of paper other than plain paper, loaded in the Rear
Tray, even if clear ink has run out.
1.
Open the Clear Ink Tank Cover.
(1) Make sure the printer is turned on.
Important
When replacing the clear ink tank, make sure that the printer is turned on. If the ink tank is
replaced when the printer is turned off, the detected ink level may not match the actual ink
level.
(2) Open the Clear Ink Tank Cover.
Replacing the Clear Ink Tank
2.
Remove the clear ink tank.
(1) Push the tab and open the Clear Ink Tank Locking Cover.
(2) Remove the clear ink tank.
Important
Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid spilling ink or staining clothing or the surrounding area.
Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of
consumables.
3.
Prepare the replacement tank.
Remove the orange tape in the direction of the arrow to peel off the protective film from the new clear ink tank.
Important
Do not shake ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your hands or the
surrounding area.
Do not squeeze the side of the clear ink tank as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain
your clothes and hands.
Though the clear ink is clear liquid, be careful not to stain your clothes and hands with ink on
the removed protective film.
Do not touch the open ink port once the protective film is removed, as this may prevent the ink
from being ejected properly.
4.
Install the clear ink tank.
(1) Be sure that the clear ink tank is properly aligned when inserting.
Be sure that the sharp corner of the ink tank (A) is closest to you and on your left.
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(2) Close and press the round, indented portion on the Clear Ink Tank Locking Cover
until it snaps firmly into place, locking the ink tank.
5.
Gently close the Clear Ink Tank Cover.
Printing cannot be done until the printer is ready. This takes about 2 minutes.
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Checking the Ink Status
You can check the ink status with the ink lamps or your computer screen.
Checking the Ink Status with the Ink Lamps
This section describes how to check the color or black ink status with the ink lamps.
Note
You cannot check the clear ink status with the ink lamps. Check with the computer. See Checking
the Ink Status with the Computer Screen .
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on, and open the Front Tray gently.
2.
Open the Top Cover.
3.
Check the ink lamps.
Close the Top Cover after confirming the ink lamp status.
Ink lamp is on
The ink tank is correctly installed and there is sufficient ink left for printing.
Ink lamp is flashing
Flashing slowly (at around 3-second intervals)
..... Repeats
Ink is low. You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you to have a new ink tank available.
Flashing fast (at around 1-second intervals)
...... Repeats
The ink tank is installed in the wrong position or it is empty. Make sure that the ink tank is installed in the
correct position as indicated by the label on the Print Head Holder. If the position is correct but the lamp
flashes, the ink tank is empty. Replace it with a new one.
Ink lamp is off
The ink tank is not installed properly or the function for detecting the remaining ink level is disabled. If the ink
(Push) on the ink tank until the ink tank clicks into
tank is not installed properly, press the mark
place. If it does not click into place, make sure that the orange protective cap has been removed from the
Checking the Ink Status
bottom of the ink tank. If the function for detecting the remaining ink level is disabled, replace the ink tank
with a new one.
See Replacing Color or Black Ink Tanks .
If the ink lamp is still off after reinstalling the ink tank, there has been an error and the printer cannot print.
Check the Alarm lamp on the printer.
Refer to "Troubleshooting" in the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
Checking the Ink Status with the Computer Screen
This section describes how to check the color, black, or clear ink status with the computer.
You can confirm the status of each ink tank with the printer status monitor (Windows) or the Canon IJ
Printer Utility (Macintosh).
Clear ink (A): If
(Ink low) appears, the clear ink is running low. You can continue printing for a while,
but we recommend you to have a new ink tank available.
(Ink low) is running low. You can continue printing for a while, but
Color or black ink (B): The ink with
we recommend you to have a new ink tank available.
Important
If the clear ink has completely run out, you cannot print on plain paper.
Note
An error message may appear while printing. Confirm the message and take an appropriate action.
It is possible to print on photo paper, or any type of paper other than plain paper, loaded in the Rear
Tray, even if clear ink has run out.
Follow the procedure below to open each of the confirmation screens.
1.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
2.
Click View Printer Status on the Maintenance sheet.
To confirm the ink tank information, click the Ink Details menu.
Note
You can also display the printer status monitor by clicking Canon XXX (where " XXX" is your
printer's name) which appears on the taskbar while printing.
1.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
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See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
2.
Select Ink Level Information in the pop-up menu.
To confirm the ink tank information, click Ink Details.
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When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect
If print results are blurred or colors are not printed correctly, the pint head nozzles are probably clogged.
Follow the procedure below to print the nozzle check pattern, check the print head nozzle condition, then
clean the Print Head.
If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, aligning the Print Head
may improve print quality.
Important
Do not rinse or wipe the Print Head and ink tanks. This can cause trouble with the Print Head and ink
tanks.
Note
Before performing maintenance
Open the Top Cover and make sure that all lamps on the ink tanks are lit red.
If not, see Checking the Ink Status and take an appropriate action.
If print results are uneven, performing the ink quality maintenance with the printer driver may
improve print quality.
See Maintaining Ink Quality .
Increasing the print quality in the printer driver settings may improve the print result.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
When the Print Results Are Blurred or Uneven:
Step 1
See Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern .
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If there are missing lines or horizontal white streaks in the
pattern:
After cleaning the Print Head, print
and examine the nozzle check
pattern.
Step 2
See Cleaning the Print Head .
If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the Print Head
twice:
Step 3
See Cleaning the Print Head Deeply .
Note
When you have performed the procedure until step 3 and the problem has not been resolved, turn
off the power and clean the Print Head deeply again after 24 hours. If the problem is still not
resolved, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the service center.
When the Print Results Are Not Even such as the Ruled Lines
Are Misaligned:
See Aligning the Print Head .
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Pattern
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles.
You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper
Note
If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace the
ink tank whose ink is low.
See Replacing an Ink Tank .
Printing the nozzle check pattern without a computer
You can also print the nozzle check pattern from the printer itself using the RESUME/CANCEL
button.
1. Make sure that the power is turned on and one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper
are loaded in the Cassette.
2. Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
3. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the Power lamp flashes green twice, then release
it immediately.
The nozzle check pattern will be printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check
pattern.
Examine the nozzle check pattern and take an appropriate action.
See step 1 in Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for printing the nozzle check pattern. Load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
5.
Print the nozzle check pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Nozzle Check.
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
(3) Confirm the displayed message, and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern will be printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before printing the nozzle
check pattern.
6.
Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for printing the nozzle check pattern. Load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
5.
Print the nozzle check pattern.
(1) Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Nozzle Check.
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(3) Confirm the displayed message, and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern will be printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before printing the nozzle
check pattern.
6.
Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
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Check Pattern
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the Print Head if necessary.
1.
Check if there are missing lines in the pattern (1) or horizontal white streaks in the
pattern (2).
If there are missing lines in the pattern (1):
Clean the print head nozzles of the Black ink group (BK).
(A) Good
(B) Bad (Lines are missing)
If there are horizontal white streaks in the pattern (2):
Clean the print head nozzles of the Color ink group (C, M, Y, PBK).
(A) Good
(B) Bad (Horizontal white streaks are present)
If there are missing lines in the pattern (1) and also there are horizontal white streaks in
the pattern (2):
Clean the print head nozzles of the All Colors.
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2.
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Take the appropriate action.
When cleaning is not required:
Click Exit (Windows) or Quit (Macintosh) on the Pattern Check dialog box to exit the nozzle check
pattern examination.
When cleaning is required:
(1) Click Cleaning.
(2) Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded
in the Cassette.
Follow the procedure from (3) in step 5 (Windows or Macintosh) in Cleaning the Print Head to clean the Print
Head.
Go to Select the ink group to clean. in "Cleaning the Print Head".
Go to Select the ink group to clean. in "Cleaning the Print Head".
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Cleaning the Print Head
Clean the Print Head if there are missing lines or horizontal white streaks in the printed nozzle check
pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Cleaning the Print Head
consumes ink, so clean the Print Head only when necessary.
You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper
Note
Cleaning the Print Head without a computer
You can also clean the Print Head (print head nozzles of all ink colors) from the printer itself using
the RESUME/CANCEL button.
1. Make sure that the power is turned on.
2. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the Power lamp flashes green once, then release
it immediately.
The printer starts cleaning the Print Head.
When the Power lamp is lit green after flashing, the cleaning will be completed.
Print the nozzle check pattern to check the print head condition after cleaning.
See Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern .
If you click Cleaning on the Pattern Check dialog box that appears after printing the nozzle check pattern
(See When cleaning is required:.), the printer starts cleaning the Print Head. Make sure that one or more
sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in the Cassette, then go to (3) in step 5.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for printing the nozzle check pattern. Load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
5.
Clean the Print Head.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Cleaning.
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(3) Select the ink group to clean.
Note
This printer has two kinds of black ink: BK and PBK.
Check the nozzle check pattern, then select Black if there are missing lines in BK, or select
Color if there are horizontal white streaks.
For details on the nozzle check pattern, see Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(4) Click Execute.
The printer starts cleaning the Print Head when the Power lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the cleaning of the Print Head. This takes
about 1 minute.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning the Print Head.
(5) Confirm the displayed message, and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern will be printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.
6.
Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
Note
If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the Print Head twice, clean the Print Head deeply.
See Cleaning the Print Head Deeply .
If you click Cleaning on the Pattern Check dialog box that appears after printing the nozzle check pattern
(See When cleaning is required:.), the printer starts cleaning the Print Head. Make sure that one or more
sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in the Cassette, then go to (3) in step 5.
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Cleaning the Print Head
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for printing the nozzle check pattern. Load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
5.
Clean the Print Head.
(1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Cleaning.
(3) Select the ink group to clean.
Note
This printer has two kinds of black ink: BK and PBK.
Check the nozzle check pattern, then select Black if there are missing lines in BK, or select
Color if there are horizontal white streaks.
For details on the nozzle check pattern, see Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(4) Click OK.
The printer starts cleaning the Print Head when the Power lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the cleaning of the Print Head. This takes
about 1 minute.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning the Print Head.
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(5) Confirm the displayed message, and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern will be printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.
6.
Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
Note
If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the Print Head twice, clean the Print Head deeply.
See Cleaning the Print Head Deeply .
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Deeply
Cleaning the Print Head Deeply
If print quality does not improve by the standard cleaning of the Print Head, clean the Print Head deeply.
Cleaning the Print Head deeply consumes more ink than the standard cleaning of the Print Head, so
clean the Print Head deeply only when necessary.
You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for printing the nozzle check pattern. Load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
5.
Clean the Print Head deeply.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the ink group to clean deeply.
Note
Cleaning the Print Head Deeply
This printer has two kinds of black ink: BK and PBK.
Check the nozzle check pattern, then select Black if there are missing lines in BK, or select
Color if there are horizontal white streaks.
For details on the nozzle check pattern, see Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(4) Click Execute.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning the Print Head
deeply.
(5) Confirm the displayed message, and click OK.
The printer starts cleaning the Print Head deeply when the Power lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the deep cleaning of the Print Head. This
takes about 2 minutes.
(6) Confirm the displayed message, and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern will be printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.
6.
Examine the nozzle check pattern.
See step 1 in Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If a particular color is not printed properly, replace the ink tank of that color.
See Replacing an Ink Tank .
If the problem is not resolved, open the Top Cover to confirm that the ink is remaining, turn off the power, then
clean the Print Head deeply again after 24 hours.
If the problem is still not resolved, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the service center.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for printing the nozzle check pattern. Load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
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5.
Clean the Print Head deeply.
(1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the ink group to clean deeply.
Note
This printer has two kinds of black ink: BK and PBK.
Check the nozzle check pattern, then select Black if there are missing lines in BK, or select
Color if there are horizontal white streaks.
For details on the nozzle check pattern, see Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(4) Click OK.
The printer starts cleaning the Print Head deeply when the Power lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the deep cleaning of the Print Head. This
takes about 2 minutes.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning the Print Head
deeply.
(5) Confirm the displayed message, and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern will be printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the nozzle check pattern.
6.
Examine the nozzle check pattern, and click Quit on the Pattern Check dialog box.
See step 1 in Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern.
If a particular color is not printed properly, replace the ink tank of that color.
See Replacing an Ink Tank .
If the problem is not resolved, open the Top Cover to confirm that the ink is remaining, turn off the power, then
clean the Print Head deeply again after 24 hours.
If the problem is still not resolved, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the service center.
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Aligning the Print Head
If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head
position.
You need to prepare: two sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper
Note
If the remaining ink level is low, the print head alignment pattern will not be printed correctly.
Replace the ink tank whose ink is low.
See Replacing an Ink Tank .
The print head alignment pattern is printed in black and blue.
Aligning the Print Head without a computer
You can also align the Print Head from the printer itself using the RESUME/CANCEL button.
1. Make sure that the power is turned on and two or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper
are loaded in the Cassette.
2. Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
3. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the Power lamp flashes green four times, then
release it immediately.
The print head alignment pattern will be printed and the printer will adjust the print head position
automatically.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the print head
alignment pattern.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Make sure that two or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot use the Front Tray to align the Print Head automatically. Be sure to load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
5.
Adjust the print head position.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment.
Aligning the Print Head
(3) Confirm the displayed message, and click Align Print Head.
The print head alignment pattern will be printed and the printer will adjust the print head position
automatically.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the print head alignment
pattern. This takes about 6 minutes.
Note
If the automatic adjustment of the print head position has failed, the Alarm lamp flashes.
Refer to "Eleven flashes:" of "Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange" in " Troubleshooting " of the onscreen manual: Advanced Guide .
If the print results are still not satisfactory after adjusting the print head position as described
above, align the Print Head manually.
Refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
To print and check the current head position adjustment values, click Print Alignment Value.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
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2.
Make sure that two or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in
the Cassette.
Important
You cannot use the Front Tray to align the Print Head automatically. Be sure to load paper in
the Cassette.
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
4.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
5.
Adjust the print head position.
(1) Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment.
(3) Confirm the displayed message, and click Align Print Head.
The print head alignment pattern will be printed and the printer will adjust the print head position
automatically.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the print head alignment
pattern. This takes about 6 minutes.
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Note
If the automatic adjustment of the print head position has failed, the Alarm lamp flashes.
Refer to "Eleven flashes:" of "Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange" in " Troubleshooting " of the onscreen manual: Advanced Guide .
If the print results are still not satisfactory after adjusting the print head position as described
above, align the Print Head manually.
Refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
To print and check the current head position adjustment values, click Print Alignment Value.
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Maintaining Ink Quality
The printer is set to automatically mix the ink at fixed intervals to keep the ink density even. However, if the
function of automatic ink mixing is disabled or the colors on the printout become uneven, follow the
procedure below to mix the ink manually.
Note
For details on how to disable the function of automatic ink mixing, refer to the on-screen manual:
Advanced Guide .
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
3.
Mix the ink.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Ink Quality Maintenance.
(3) Confirm the displayed message, and click OK.
The printer will vibrate for about 10 seconds to 2 minutes while mixing the ink.
Do not open the Top Cover while the printer is operating (the Power lamp is flashing green).
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
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See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
3.
Mix the ink.
(1) Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Ink Quality Maintenance.
(3) Confirm the displayed message, and click OK.
The printer will vibrate for about 10 seconds to 2 minutes while mixing the ink.
Do not open the Top Cover while the printer is operating (the Power lamp is flashing green).
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Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller
If the Paper Feed Roller is dirty or paper powder is attached to it, paper may not be fed properly. In this
case, clean the Paper Feed Roller. Cleaning will wear out the Paper Feed Roller, so perform this only
when necessary.
You need to prepare: three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
3.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
4.
Select Roller Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Roller Cleaning.
(3) Select the paper source to clean (Rear Tray or Cassette).
(4) Click OK.
5.
Clean the Paper Feed Roller without paper.
Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller
(1) Follow the message to remove paper in the paper source you selected in (3) of
step 4.
(2) Click OK.
The Paper Feed Roller will rotate as it is cleaned.
6.
Clean the Paper Feed Roller with paper.
(1) Make sure that the Paper Feed Roller has stopped rotating, then follow the
message to load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the paper
source you selected in (3) in step 4.
Note
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for cleaning the Paper Feed Roller. Load paper
in the Cassette or Rear Tray.
(2) Click OK.
The printer starts cleaning.
The cleaning will be completed after the paper is ejected.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the cleaning of the Paper Feed Roller.
(3) When the completion message appears, click OK.
If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the Paper Feed Roller, contact the service center.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on.
2.
Open the Front Tray gently, and pull out the Front Tray Extension.
3.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
4.
Select Roller Cleaning.
(1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Roller Cleaning.
(3) Select the paper source to clean (Rear Tray or Cassette).
(4) Click OK.
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5.
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Clean the Paper Feed Roller without paper.
(1) Follow the message to remove paper in the paper source you selected in (3) of
step 4.
(2) Click OK.
The Paper Feed Roller will rotate as it is cleaned.
6.
Clean the Paper Feed Roller with paper.
(1) Make sure that the Paper Feed Roller has stopped rotating, then follow the
message to load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the paper
source you selected in (3) in step 4.
Note
You cannot feed paper from the Front Tray for cleaning the Paper Feed Roller. Load paper
in the Cassette or Rear Tray.
(2) Click OK.
The printer starts cleaning.
The cleaning will be completed after the paper is ejected.
Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the cleaning of the Paper Feed Roller.
If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the Paper Feed Roller, contact the service center.
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Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Routine Maintenance > Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
When the message shown below is displayed, cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet cleaning) should be
performed as soon as possible.
You need to prepare: a cleaning sheet (supplied with the printer)
Important
You do not need to clean the transport roller until this message is displayed.
Note
You can continue to print even after the message informing you that cleaning is necessary is
displayed. However, if the transport roller is not cleaned, printed surfaces may be smudged or print
quality reduced. We recommend that you clean the transport roller as soon as possible.
Cleaning sheets can be stored under the Cassette.
See Storing and Taking out the Cleaning Sheets .
Operations of the Sheet Cleaning
Important
Sheet cleaning requires a specified cleaning sheet fed from the Rear Tray.
Do not perform any other operation while the Sheet cleaning is being performed.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on, and then remove any paper from the Rear
Tray.
2.
Prepare a cleaning sheet.
Take out a cleaning sheet from the Cleaning Sheet Holder. For details on taking out cleaning sheets, see Storing
and Taking out the Cleaning Sheets .
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and then pull out the Front Tray Extension.
Note
Remove any paper in the Front Tray.
4.
Peel off the protective tape at top of cleaning sheet and load the cleaning sheet
FACING DOWNWARD WITH THE ADHESIVE AREA AT THE TOP into the Rear
Tray.
Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
(A) Load the cleaning sheet with the notch at the top.
(B) Peel off the protective tape.
5.
Open the printer driver setup window.
See Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows) .
6.
Perform sheet cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Sheet Cleaning.
(3) Click Execute.
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Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
Important
Discard used cleaning sheets as soon as sheet cleaning is done. Handle the sheets carefully
to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area since the ejected sheet is stained.
1.
Make sure that the power is turned on, and then remove any paper from the Rear
Tray.
2.
Prepare a cleaning sheet.
Take out a cleaning sheet from the Cleaning Sheet Holder. For details on taking out cleaning sheets, see Storing
and Taking out the Cleaning Sheets .
3.
Open the Front Tray gently, and then pull out the Front Tray Extension.
Note
Remove any paper in the Front Tray.
4.
Peel off the protective tape at top of cleaning sheet and load the cleaning sheet
FACING DOWNWARD WITH THE ADHESIVE AREA AT THE TOP into the Rear
Tray.
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Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
(A) Load the cleaning sheet with the notch at the top.
(B) Peel off the protective tape.
5.
Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
See Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
6.
Perform sheet cleaning.
(1) Make sure that Cleaning is displayed in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Sheet Cleaning.
(3) Click OK.
Important
Discard used cleaning sheets as soon as sheet cleaning is done. Handle the sheets carefully
to avoid staining clothing or the surrounding area since the ejected sheet is stained.
Storing and Taking out the Cleaning Sheets
Five cleaning sheets are supplied with the printer.
The whole package of these cleaning sheets can be stored in the Cleaning Sheet Holder under the
Cassette.
Note
When you have run out of cleaning sheets, contact the service center.
1.
Pull out the Cassette.
Pull the Cassette out slowly with both hands until it stops, and pull it out from the printer with lifting the near side
of the Cassette slightly.
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Cleaning the Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)
2.
Store or take out cleaning sheets.
(1) Pull out the Cleaning Sheet Holder from the Cassette.
(2) Store or take out cleaning sheets.
Note
Return unused cleaning sheets into the original package and seal the package.
(3) Insert the Cleaning Sheet Holder.
3.
Insert the Cassette into the printer.
Push the Cassette all the way into the printer.
Note
If the Cassette is not inserted correctly, the error may occur and the printer cannot print. Make
sure that the Cassette is pushed all the way into the printer.
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Opening the Maintenance Screens
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Routine Maintenance > Opening the Maintenance Screens
Opening the Maintenance Screens
You can perform maintenance operations from the printer driver setup window (Windows) or the Canon
IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
Opening the Printer Driver Setup Window (Windows)
Note
Make sure that the power is turned on and the printer is connected to a computer.
1.
Click Control Panel, and Printer under Hardware and Sound.
When you are using Windows XP
Click Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, then Printers and Faxes.
When you are using Windows 2000
Click Control Panel, and Printers.
2.
Right-click the Canon XXX icon (where " XXX " is your printer's name), and select
Printing Preferences.
The printer driver setup window appears.
Note
You can also open the printer driver setup window from your software application or My
Printer on the desktop.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
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Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Routine Maintenance > Opening the Maintenance Screens > Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility
(Macintosh)
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
Note
Make sure that the power is turned on and the printer is connected to a computer.
When you are using Mac OS X v.10.5.x
1.
Open System Preferences, and click Print & Fax.
2.
Select your printer's name in Printers, and click Open Print Queue.
The list of print jobs appears.
3.
Click Utility.
The Printer List dialog box appears.
4.
Select your printer's name in the Product list, and click Maintenance.
The Canon IJ Printer Utility starts up.
Note
When you are using Mac OS X v.10.4.x or Mac OS X v.10.3.9
Follow the procedure below to open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
1. Select Applications from the Go menu.
2. Double-click the Utilities folder, and double-click Printer Setup Utility to open the Printer List
dialog box.
3. Select your printer's name in the Name list, and click Utility.
4. Select your printer's name in the Product list, and click Maintenance.
The Canon IJ Printer Utility will start up.
For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
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Appendix
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Appendix
Appendix
Legal Limitations on Use of Your Product and Use of Images
Tips on How to Use Your Printer
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Advanced Guide
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Troubleshooting
Contents > Appendix > Legal Limitations on Use of Your Product and Use of Images
Legal Limitations on Use of Your Product and Use of Images
It may be unlawful to print the following documents.
The list provided is non-exhaustive. When in doubt, check with a legal representative in your jurisdiction.
Paper money
Money orders
Certificates of deposit
Postage stamps (canceled or
uncanceled)
Identifying badges or insignias
Selective service or draft papers
Checks or drafts issued by
governmental agencies
Motor vehicle licenses and
certificates of title
Traveler's checks
Food stamps
Passports
Immigration papers
Internal revenue stamps (canceled or
uncanceled)
Bonds or other certificates of indebtedness
Stock certificates
Copyrighted works/works of art without
permission of copyright owner
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Tips on How to Use Your Printer
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Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Contents > Appendix > Tips on How to Use Your Printer
Tips on How to Use Your Printer
This section introduces the tips on how to use your printer and for printing with optimal quality.
Ink is used for various purposes.
How is ink used for various purposes other than printing?
Ink may be used for purposes other than printing. Ink is not only used for printing, but also for
cleaning the Print Head to maintain the optimal printing quality.
The printer has the function to automatically clean the ink jet nozzles to prevent clogging. In the
cleaning procedure, ink is pumped out from the nozzles. Used ink for nozzle cleaning is limited to a
small amount.
Does black-and-white printing use color ink?
Black-and-white printing may use ink other than black ink depending on the type of printing paper or
the settings of the printer driver.
Why does the machine have two black ink tanks?
There are two kinds of black ink in the machine: BK and PBK.
BK is used for text-based documents, and PBK is used mainly for printing photos, illustration, etc.
Each has different purposes so that even if one runs out, another will not be used instead. If either
of them runs out, the ink tank replacement is required.
These two inks are automatically used depending on the type of printing paper or the settings of the
printer driver. You cannot change the usage of these inks yourself.
Ink lamp indicates when ink is running low.
The ink lamp flashes to indicate that the ink is running low.
See Replacing an Ink Tank .
Note
This printer uses pigment ink. Due to the nature of the pigment ink, the ink on the printed
surface may be removed when being rubbed or scratched.
What is clear ink?
Clear ink is transparent ink used only for printing on plain paper.
It is possible to print on plain paper with high print quality (color
enhancing and higher definition).
When printing on standard plain paper, which ink infiltrates easily, printed text or images may be
blurred or colors may run together.
When printing begins, the clear ink is applied to the surface of plain paper first, which prevents color
or black ink from infiltrating the plain paper.
The clear ink coating enables overlay of printed color and black ink for high print quality (color
enhancing and higher definition).
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Back side Image Show-through and paper curling are reduced.
Not only enhancing colors but also clear ink reduces back side images to show-through, which
often occurs when printing on both sides of the paper. In addition, reduces paper curling which
often occurs when printing on plain paper.
Note
Notes after printing
Since plain paper is coated with the clear ink, any pencil marks made in the margin of the paper
may not come off easily with use of an eraser after it is printed out.
Printing on special paper: How to print with optimal quality!?
Tip!: Check the printer status before printing!
Is the Print Head OK?
If print head nozzles are clogged, print will be faint and papers will be wasted. Print the nozzle
check pattern to check the Print Head.
See When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect .
Is the inside of the printer smeared with ink?
After printing large quantities of paper or performing borderless printing, the area where papers
go through may get smeared with ink. Clean the inside of your printer with Bottom Plate
Cleaning.
Refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
Tip!: Check how to load the paper correctly!
Is the paper loaded in the correct orientation?
Load paper in the Cassette, Rear Tray, or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray in the correct
orientation.
Cassette
Load paper in the
Cassette with the print
side facing down.
Manual Feed Slot
Rear Tray
Load paper in the Rear Tray
with the print side facing you.
Load paper in the Manual Feed Slot
of the Front Tray with the print side
facing down.
Is the paper loaded in the proper paper source?
Load paper in the Cassette, the Rear Tray, or in Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray, depending
on the size or type of paper.
Tips on How to Use Your Printer
Cassette
Load commonly used plain
paper.
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Rear Tray
Load any paper other than
plain paper.
Manual Feed Slot
Load plain paper when
necessary.
Is the paper curled?
The curled paper causes paper jam. Flatten the curled paper, then reload it.
Refer to "Troubleshooting " in the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide .
Tip!: After loading paper, be sure to specify the paper settings!
After loading paper, be sure to select the loaded paper in Media Type of the printer driver. If the type
of paper is not selected, you may not be able to get the satisfactory print result.
See Printing Documents / Photos and Media Types You Can Use .
There are various types of paper: paper with special coating on the surface for printing photos with
optimal quality and paper suitable for documents. Media Type of the printer driver has different
settings for each type of paper in advance (such as using ink, ejecting ink, or distance from nozzles)
so that you can print on each paper with the optimal image quality. You can print with different
settings in Media Type suitable for each type of loaded paper.
Use the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel printing!
Tip!: Never press the Power button!
If you press the Power button while printing is in progress, the print data sent from the computer
queues in the printer and you may not be able to continue to print.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel printing.
Note
If you cannot cancel printing by pressing the RESUME/CANCEL button while printing from a
computer, open the printer driver setup window to delete the unnecessary print jobs from the
printer status monitor (Windows).
Does the printer need to be handled with care when using or
transporting?
Tip!: Do not use or transport the printer vertically or slanted!
If the printer is used or transported vertically or slanted, the printer may become damaged or ink
may leak from the printer.
Be sure not to use or transport the printer vertically or slanted.
Tips on How to Use Your Printer
Tip!: Do not place any object on the Top Cover!
Do not place any object on the Top Cover. It will fall into the Rear Tray when the Top Cover is
opened and cause the printer to malfunction.
Also, place the printer where objects will not fall on it.
Tips!: Carefully choose the area to place the printer!
Place the printer at least 5.91 inches / 15 cm away from other electrical appliances such as
fluorescent lamps. If the printer is placed closer to those, it may not be able to work properly due to
fluorescent noises.
How to maintain the optimal printing quality?
The key to printing with the optimal printing quality is to prevent the Print Head from drying or clogging.
Always follow the following steps for optimal printing quality.
Follow the procedure below to disconnect the power plug.
1. Press the Power button on the printer to turn it off.
2. Make sure that the Power lamp is not lit.
3. Disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet, or turn off the extender cable connector.
If you press the Power button to turn off the power, the printer caps the Print Head (nozzles)
automatically to prevent from drying. If you disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet or turn
off the extender cable connector before the Power lamp is turned off, the Print Head will not be
capped properly and this will cause drying or clogging.
To disconnect the power plug, be sure to follow this procedure.
Print periodically!
Just as the tip of a felt pen becomes dry and unusable if it has not been used for a long time,
even if it is capped, the Print Head too, may become dried or clogged if the printer has not been
used for a long time.
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Tips on How to Use Your Printer
We recommend you to use the printer at least once a month.
Ink is mixed at fixed intervals.
The printer is set to automatically mix the ink to maintain optimal printing quality. Therefore,
printing on a regular basis helps keep the ink in good condition. If the printer is not used for an
extended period of time, the printer will automatically mix the ink when the power is turned on.
However, if the function of automatic ink mixing is disabled or the colors on the printout become
uneven, mix the ink manually.
See Maintaining Ink Quality.
Note
Depending on the type of paper, ink may blur if you trace the printed area with a highlight pen or
paint-stick, or bleed if water or sweat comes in contact with the printed area.
Lamp on the printer is flashing: What can I do?
Alarm lamp is flashing orange.
(A) Alarm lamp flashes
(B) Alarm lamp is off
(C) Alarm lamp flashes repeatedly
Your printer has an error.
Refer to "Troubleshooting " in the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide , then resolve the error.
Power lamp flashes green and Alarm lamp flashes orange alternately.
An error that requires repair has occurred. Contact the service center.
Colors are uneven, and print results are blurred.
Tip!: Print the nozzle check pattern to check if the nozzles are
clogged.
If the print head nozzles are clogged, colors may become uneven or the print results may be blurred.
In this case
Print the nozzle check pattern
Check the printed check pattern to see if the nozzles are clogged.
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Tips on How to Use Your Printer
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See When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect .
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iX7000 series Advanced Guide
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MC-4021-V1.00
Basic Guide
Printing
Troubleshooting
How to Use This Manual
Printing This Manual
Printing
Printing from a Computer
Printing with the Bundled Application Software
What Is Easy-PhotoPrint EX?
Printing Photos
Maintenance
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Changing the Machine Settings
Selecting a Photo
Appendix
Selecting the Paper
Printing
About Network Communication
When you display this on-screen
Creating an Album
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
manual in a language
environment other than English,
Selecting the Paper and Layout
some English descriptions may
be displayed.
Editing
Selecting a Photo
Printing
Printing Calendars
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Selecting the Paper and Layout
Selecting a Photo
Editing
Printing
Printing Stickers
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Selecting the Paper and Layout
Selecting a Photo
Editing
Printing
Printing Layout
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Selecting the Paper and Layout
Selecting a Photo
Editing
Printing
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Using the Auto Photo Fix Function
Using the Red-Eye Correction Function
Using the Face Brightener Function
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Using the Face Sharpener Function
Using the Digital Face Smoothing Function
Using the Blemish Remover Function
Adjusting Images
Correct/Enhance Images Window
Questions and Answers
How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
Which Side of the Displayed Image Does the Printing
Start from?
How Do I Print with Even Margins?
What Is "C1" or "C4"?
Photo Print Settings
Printing Vivid Photos
Reducing Photo Noise
Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Dates on Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
Printing an Index
Printing ID Photos (ID Photo Print)
Printing Photo Information
Saving Photos
Opening Saved Files
Other Settings
Changing Layout
Changing Background
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Framing Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Attaching Comments to Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Saving
Setting Holidays
Setting Calendar Display
Opening Saved Files
Printing with Other Application Software
Various Printing Methods
Printing with Easy Setup
Setting a Page Size and Orientation
Setting the Number of Copies and Printing Order
Setting the Stapling Margin
Borderless Printing
Fit-to-Page Printing
Scaled Printing
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Page Layout Printing
Poster Printing
Booklet Printing
Duplex Printing
Stamp/Background Printing
Registering a Stamp
Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background
Printing an Envelope
Switching the Paper Source to Match the Purpose
Displaying the Print Results before Printing
Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size)
Changing the Print Quality and Correcting Image Data
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level
and a Halftoning Method
Printing a Color Document in Monochrome
Specifying Color Correction
Optimal Photo Printing of Image Data
Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver
Printing with ICC Profiles
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Contrast
Simulating an Illustration
Representing Image Data with a Single Color
Presenting Image Data with Vivid Colors
Smoothing Jagged Outlines
Changing Color Properties to Improve Coloration
Reducing Photo Noise
Overview of the Printer Driver
Printer Driver Operations
Canon IJ Printer Driver
How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window
Maintenance Tab
Canon IJ Status Monitor
Canon IJ Preview
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If an Error Occurs
The Printer Cannot Be Powered On
Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange
Power Lamp Flashes Green and Alarm Lamp Flashes
Orange Alternately
Cannot Install the Printer Driver
Cannot Connect to Computer with a USB Cable Properly
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Printing Speed Is Slow/Hi-Speed USB Connection Does
Not Work/"This device can perform faster" Message Is
Displayed
The Printer Is Vibrating/The Printer Makes the Operation
Noise Even When the Printer Is Not in Use
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Cannot Print to End of Job
Part of the Page Is Not Printed
No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/
White Streaks
Lines Are Misaligned
Printed Paper Curls or Has Ink Blots
Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched
Back of the Paper Is Smudged
Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the Printout
Colors Are Uneven or Streaked
Printing Does Not Start
Printing Stops Before It Is Completed
The Printer Stops Printing before Completion and Ejects
Partially Printed or Blank Paper
Printer Moves But Ink Is Not Ejected
Printing Speed Is Not as Fast as Expected
Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Position for
Replacing
Paper Does Not Feed Properly
Paper Does Not Feed from the Paper Source Specified in the
Printer Driver
Paper Jams
Paper Is Jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear
Tray
Paper Is Jammed inside the Printer at the Transport Unit
Jammed Paper Is Not Removed out When Automatic
Duplex Printing
In Other Cases
Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Error Number: B200 A printer error has occurred. Turn the
printer off and unplug the power cord of the printer from
the power supply. Then contact the service center. Is
Displayed
Error Number: **** A printer error has occurred. Turn the
printer off and then on again. If this doesn't clear the error,
see the user's guide for more detail. Is Displayed
Error Regarding the Width of Paper Is Displayed
Error Regarding Automatic Duplex Printing Is Displayed
Error Regarding Automatic Print Head Alignment Is
Displayed
Writing Error/Output Error/Communication Error
Error Number: 300 Is Displayed
Message: 1350 Is Displayed
Error Number: 1700 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1600 Is Displayed
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Ink Info Number: 1688 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1689 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1692 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1693 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1698 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1699 Is Displayed
Error Number: 2500 Is Displayed
Error Number: 2600 Is Displayed
Other Error Messages
The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program
Screen Is Displayed
The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program
Icon Appears
Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing
For Windows Users
Printer Status Monitor Is Not Displayed
FAQs
If You Cannot Resolve the Problem
Instructions for Use (Printer Driver)
Using Easy-PhotoPrint EX
About Solution Menu
How to Use This Manual
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Advanced Guide > How to Use This Manual
How to Use This Manual
Operating the Contents Pane
Operating the Explanation Window
Printing This Manual
Using Keywords to Find a Document
Registering Documents to My Manual
Symbols Used in This Document
Trademarks
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Operating the Contents Pane
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Advanced Guide > How to Use This Manual > Operating the Contents Pane
Operating the Contents Pane
When you click a document title displayed in the contents pane found to the left of the on-screen manual,
the documents of that title are displayed in the explanation window on the right side.
When you click
found to the left of
, the document titles found in the lower hierarchies are displayed.
Note
Click
to close or display the contents pane.
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Operating the Explanation Window
(1) Click the green characters to jump to the corresponding document.
(2) The cursor jumps to the top of this document.
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Printing This Manual
Advanced Guide > How to Use This Manual > Printing This Manual
Printing This Manual
Click
to display the print pane to the left of the on-screen manual.
Note
Click
to close or display the print pane.
When you click and then click Page Setup, the Page Setup dialog box appears. You can then
easily set up the paper to be used for printing.
Click , and then click Print Settings to display the Print dialog box. When the dialog box is
displayed, select the printer to be used for printing. The Print Setup tab also allows you to select the
printer to be used.
After selecting the printer to be used, click Properties... to specify the print settings.
Click , and then click Option Settings to display the Option Settings dialog box. You can then set up
the printing operation.
Print document title and page number
When this check box is checked, the manual name and the page number are printed in the
header (top of the document).
Print background color and images
When this check box is checked, the background color and the image are printed. Some
images are printed regardless of whether this check box is checked or not.
Check number of pages to be printed before printing
When this check box is checked, the Print Page Count Confirmation dialog box is displayed
before printing starts. This dialog box allows you to check how many pages will be printed.
On the Document Selection tab, select the method for printing the document. The following four methods
of printing are available:
Print Current Document
Print Selected Documents
Print My Manual
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Print All Documents
Note
You can select the type to be printed, and then easily specify print settings on the Print Setup tab.
Print Current Document
You can print the currently displayed document.
1. From Select Target, select Current Document
The title of the currently displayed document is displayed in the Documents to Be Printed list.
Note
By selecting Print linked documents, you can also print documents that are linked to the current
document. The linked documents are added to the Documents to Be Printed list.
Click Print Preview to display and check what the print results will look like before you actually
print the document.
2. Click Print Setup tab
On the Page Setup tab, select the printer to be used and specify simple print settings, as necessary.
3. Click Start Printing
A message confirming the number of print pages is displayed.
4. Execute print
Confirm the number of pages to be printed, and then click Yes.
The documents that are currently displayed are printed.
Print Selected Documents
You can select and print the documents that you want printed.
1. From Select Target, select Selected Documents
The titles of all documents are displayed in the Documents to Be Printed list.
2. Select the documents to be printed
From the Documents to Be Printed list, select the title check boxes of the documents to be printed.
Note
When you select the Automatically select documents in lower hierarchies check box, the check
boxes of all document titles found in the lower hierarchies are selected.
Click Select All to select the check boxes of all document titles.
Click Clear All to clear the check boxes of all document titles.
Click Print Preview to display and check what the print results will look like before you actually
print the document.
3. Click Print Setup tab
On the Page Setup tab, select the printer to be used and specify simple print settings, as necessary.
4. Click Start Printing
A message confirming the number of print pages is displayed.
5. Execute print
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Confirm the number of pages to be printed, and then click Yes.
All documents with selected check boxes are printed.
Print My Manual
You can select and print documents registered in My Manual.
For details about My Manual, see " Registering Documents to My Manual ."
1. From Select Target, select My Manual
The titles of the documents that have been registered to My Manual are displayed in the Documents
to Be Printed list.
2. Select the documents to be printed
From the Documents to Be Printed list, select the title check boxes of the documents to be printed.
Note
Click Select All to select the check boxes of all document titles.
Click Clear All to clear the check boxes of all document titles.
Click Print Preview to display and check what the print results will look like before you actually
print the document.
3. Click Print Setup tab
On the Page Setup tab, select the printer to be used and specify simple print settings, as necessary.
4. Click Start Printing
A message confirming the number of print pages is displayed.
5. Execute print
Confirm the number of pages to be printed, and then click Yes.
All documents with selected check boxes are printed.
Print All Documents
You can print all documents of the on-screen manual.
1. From Select Target, select All Documents
The titles of all documents are displayed in the Documents to Be Printed list, and the check boxes
are automatically selected.
Note
When you uncheck the check box of a document title, that document is not printed.
Click Select All to select the check boxes of all document titles.
Click Clear All to clear the check boxes of all document titles.
Click Print Preview to display and check what the print results will look like before you actually
print the document.
2. Click Print Setup tab
On the Page Setup tab, select the printer to be used and specify simple print settings, as necessary.
3. Click Start Printing
A message confirming the number of print pages is displayed.
4. Execute print
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Confirm the number of pages to be printed, and then click Yes.
All documents are printed.
Important
A large amount of paper is necessary to print all documents. Before printing, be sure to check
the number of print pages displayed in the Print Page Count Confirmation dialog box.
The Print Preview dialog box allows you to scale the printing to the paper width or to set the
zoom rate. However, if the print data extends outside the paper because of the new zoom rate,
that portion of the document will not be printed on the paper.
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Using Keywords to Find a Document
Advanced Guide > How to Use This Manual > Using Keywords to Find a Document
Using Keywords to Find a Document
You can enter a keyword to search for a target document.
All documents in the currently displayed on-screen manual are searched.
1. Click
The search pane is displayed to the left of the on-screen manual.
Note
Click
to close or display the search pane.
2. Enter a keyword
In Keyword, enter a keyword for the item to be checked.
When you want to enter multiple keywords, insert a space between the keywords.
Note
You can enter up to 10 search keywords or up to 255 characters.
Uppercase and lowercase are not discriminated.
The program can also search for keywords that contain spaces.
A convenient way of quickly finding a document to be read is to enter keywords as described
below.
To learn how to operate a function you are using:
Enter the menu name displayed on the operation panel of this machine or on the computer
(for example, frame erase copy).
To find an explanation of the operation for a specific purpose:
Enter function + item to be printed (for example, print calendar).
3. Click Start Searching
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The search is started, and the titles of documents containing the keyword are displayed in the
search results list.
When you execute a search by entering multiple keywords, the search results are displayed as
shown below.
[Documents Containing Perfect Match]
Documents containing the entire search character string (including spaces) exactly as entered
(perfect match)
[Documents Containing All Keywords]
Documents containing all keywords that were entered
[Documents Containing Any Keyword]
Documents containing at least one of the keywords that were entered
4. Display the document that you want to read
From the search results list, double-click (or select and press Enter) the title of the document you
want to read.
When the documents of that title are displayed, the keywords found on those documents are
highlighted.
Note
If you modify the keyword entry and perform multiple searches, a search history remains. To delete
the search history, click
located to the right of Keyword, and select Clear History, which is
displayed.
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Registering Documents to My Manual
Advanced Guide > How to Use This Manual > Registering Documents to My Manual
Registering Documents to My Manual
Register frequently read documents as My Manual documents so that you can refer to those documents
easily at any time.
1. Display the document
Display the document to be added to My Manual.
2. Click
The My Manual pane is displayed to the left of the on-screen manual.
Note
Click
to close or display the My Manual pane.
3. Register the document to My Manual
Click Add.
The title of the currently displayed document is added to List of My Manual.
Note
You can also add documents to My Manual by the following methods. If you add a document to
My Manual, a
mark is displayed in the document icons in the contents pane.
From the Recently Displayed Documents list, double-click the document title that you want
to add to My Manual (or select the document and press Enter key) to display the title, and
then click Add.
Right-click the document title displayed in the contents pane or right-click the explanation
window, and then select Add to My Manual from the right-click menu.
In the contents pane, select the document title that you want to add to My Manual, and then
click Add to My Manual at the bottom right of the pane.
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4. Display My Manual
When you double-click (or select and press Enter) a document title displayed in List of My Manual,
that document is displayed in the explanation window.
Note
To delete a document from List of My Manual, select that document title from the list, and then
click Delete (or press Delete).
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Symbols Used in This Document
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Advanced Guide > How to Use This Manual > Symbols Used in This Document
Symbols Used in This Document
Warning
Instructions that, if ignored, could result in death or serious personal injury caused by incorrect operation
of the equipment. These must be observed for safe operation.
Caution
Instructions that, if ignored, could result in personal injury or material damage caused by incorrect
operation of the equipment. These must be observed for safe operation.
Important
Instructions including important information.
Be sure to read these indications.
Note
Instructions as notes for operation or additional explanations.
Indicates operations in Windows.
Indicates operations in Macintosh.
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Trademarks
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Advanced Guide > How to Use This Manual > Trademarks
Trademarks
Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
countries.
Windows Vista is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or
other countries.
Internet Explorer is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or
other countries.
Macintosh and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Bonjour is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe RGB and Adobe RGB (1998) are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Photo Rag is a trademark of Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH.
Exif Print
This printer supports Exif Print.
Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By
connecting to an Exif Print-compliant digital camera, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is
used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
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Printing from a Computer
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer
Printing from a Computer
Printing with the Bundled Application Software
Printing with Other Application Software
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Printing with the Bundled Application Software
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software
Printing with the Bundled Application Software
What Is Easy-PhotoPrint EX?
Printing Photos
Creating an Album
Printing Calendars
Printing Stickers
Printing Layout
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Questions and Answers
Photo Print Settings
Other Settings
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What Is Easy-PhotoPrint EX?
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > What Is Easy-PhotoPrint
EX?
What Is Easy-PhotoPrint EX?
Easy-PhotoPrint EX allows you to create albums, calendars and stickers easily using photos taken with
digital cameras.
You can also print borderless photos easily.
Important
Easy-PhotoPrint EX does not support Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT4.
Easy-PhotoPrint EX can only be used with Canon inkjet printers. It does not support some printers,
including Canon compact printers (SELPHY CP series).
If a printer that supports Easy-PhotoPrint EX is not installed, you cannot print items you create.
If Easy-PhotoPrint EX is installed on a computer that already has Easy-LayoutPrint installed, EasyLayoutPrint will be replaced by Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Note
Printing on paper larger than A4 or on stickers is available with supported printers only. See your
printer manual for details.
See Help of Easy-PhotoPrint EX for descriptions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX screens.
Click Help in a screen or dialog box, or select Easy-PhotoPrint EX Help... from the Help menu. Help
appears.
About Exif Print
Easy-PhotoPrint EX supports "Exif Print." Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication
between digital cameras and printers.
By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant digital camera, the image data at the time of shooting is used
and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX from Other Applications
What Is Easy-PhotoPrint EX?
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Easy-PhotoPrint EX can be started from other applications.
See the application's manual for details on the procedure for starting.
The Photo Print function is available with the following applications:
MP Navigator EX Ver.1.00 or later
ZoomBrowser EX Ver.6.0 or later
Digital Photo Professional Ver.3.2 or later
Important
Easy-PhotoPrint EX is subject to the following restrictions when started from Digital Photo
Professional:
- Menu does not appear in the step button area on the left side of the screen.
- Images cannot be corrected/enhanced.
- Image display order cannot be changed.
- Edited images cannot be saved.
- Options other than Enable ICC Profile cannot be selected for Color correction for printing on
the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog box. Therefore, you cannot use the Vivid Photo and
Photo Noise Reduction functions.
The Album function is available with the following applications:
MP Navigator EX Ver.1.00 or later
ZoomBrowser EX Ver.5.8 or later
Supported Image File Formats (Extensions)
BMP (.bmp)
JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)
TIFF (.tif, .tiff)
PICT (.pict, .pct)
Easy-PhotoPrint image files (.epp)
Important
When selecting an image, if there is a TIFF file in the selected folder, the image may not be
displayed correctly or Easy-PhotoPrint EX may shut down depending on the TIFF format. In such
cases, move the TIFF file to another folder or recreate the file in a different file format, and then
select the folder again.
Note
(Question Mark).
The thumbnails of files in unsupported formats are displayed as
When Easy-PhotoPrint EX is started from Digital Photo Professional, all image files supported by
Digital Photo Professional will be displayed.
File Formats (Extensions) Supported by Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Easy-PhotoPrint EX Photo Print file (.el6)
Easy-PhotoPrint EX Album file (.el1)
Easy-PhotoPrint EX Stickers file (.el2)
Easy-PhotoPrint EX Calendar file (.el4)
Easy-PhotoPrint EX Layout file (.el5)
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Printing Photos
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Photos
Printing Photos
Easy-PhotoPrint EX allows you to print your favorite photos in a variety of layouts.
You can also create borderless photos easily.
Corrections suitable for photos will be applied automatically when printing.
Steps
1. Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
2. Selecting a Photo
3. Selecting the Paper
4. Printing
Try This
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Printing Vivid Photos
Reducing Photo Noise
Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Dates on Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
Printing an Index
Printing ID Photos (ID Photo Print)
Printing Photo Information
Saving Photos
Opening Saved Files
Questions and Answers
How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
Which Side of the Displayed Image Does the Printing Start from?
How Do I Print with Even Margins?
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Printing Photos
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Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Photos > Starting
Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
1. From the Start menu, select (All) Programs > Canon Utilities > Easy-PhotoPrint EX
> Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Easy-PhotoPrint EX starts and Menu appears.
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Selecting a Photo
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Photos >
Selecting a Photo
Selecting a Photo
1. Click Photo Print from Menu.
The Select Images screen appears.
Important
The thumbnails (reduced images) displayed in the screen may appear as follows:
- A black line appears along an edge of the image.
- An edge of the image appears cropped.
However, such images will be displayed normally when enlarged or previewed, and print
results will not be affected.
2. Select the folder that contains the image you want to print from the folder tree area.
The images in the folder will be displayed as thumbnails (miniatures).
Important
If Easy-PhotoPrint EX is started from another application (MP Navigator EX, ZoomBrowser EX
or Digital Photo Professional), the folder tree area will not be displayed.
The images opened in the application will be displayed as thumbnails.
3. Click the image you want to print.
The number of copies appears as "1" below the clicked image, while the selected image itself will
appear in the selected image area.
Note
To delete an image in the selected image area, select the image you want to delete and click
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(Delete Imported Image).
To delete all images from the selected image area, click
To print two or more copies of an image, click
(Delete All Imported Images).
(Up arrow) until the number of copies you
want is reached. To reduce the number of copies shown in the box, click
(Down arrow).
You can change the order of photos using the list located at the top right corner of the screen.
You can select the printing order from Sort by Date and Sort by Name.
Note
You can correct or enhance the selected image before printing.
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
See Help for details on the Select Images screen.
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Selecting the Paper
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Photos >
Selecting the Paper
Selecting the Paper
1. Click Select Paper.
The Select Paper screen appears.
2. Set the following items according to the printer and paper to be used:
Printer
Paper Source
Paper Size
Media Type
Note
The paper sizes and media types may vary depending on the printer. See Help for details.
The paper sources may vary depending on the printer and the media type.
Important
When Fine Art is selected for Paper Size, a 1.38 inch (35 mm) margin is automatically left at the top
and bottom of the paper.
It is recommended that you check the print range with the image shown in Preview before printing.
Note
You can print photos with more vivid colors or you can reduce the photo noise.
Printing Vivid Photos
Reducing Photo Noise
See Help for details on the Select Paper screen.
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Printing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Photos > Printing
Printing
1. Click Layout/Print.
The Layout/Print screen appears.
Important
The thumbnails (reduced images) displayed in the screen may appear as follows:
- A black line appears along an edge of the image.
- An edge of the image appears cropped.
However, such images will be displayed normally when enlarged or previewed, and print
results will not be affected.
2. Select a layout you want to use.
Click a borderless layout to print borderless photos.
Note
The layouts that can be selected may vary depending on the printer, paper size, and media
type.
3. Click Print.
Important
When you print on large size paper such as A3/A3+, some computers cannot print properly if you
print more than one page or copy at a time. It is recommended that you print page by page when
you print on such paper.
While printing on paper larger than A4 or printing high-resolution images, data may be printed only
to the middle if many images are printed at one time. In such cases, select the Spool print job page
by page checkbox in the Preferences dialog box, and then print again.
Printing
To display the Preferences dialog box, click
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(Settings) or select Preferences... from the File
menu.
When Fine Art is selected for Paper Size, a 1.38 inch (35 mm) margin is automatically left at the top
and bottom of the paper.
It is recommended that you check the print range with the image shown in Preview before printing.
The photo print settings will be discarded if you exit Easy-PhotoPrint EX without saving the settings.
It is recommended that you save the printed image if you want to print it again.
Saving Photos
When you print on a bordered layout, the margins on the left and right or the top and bottom may
become wider than the other.
How Do I Print with Even Margins?
Note
You can crop images or print dates on photos.
Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Dates on Photos (Photo Print)
You can correct or enhance the selected image before printing.
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
You can specify advanced Photo Print settings (number of copies, print quality, etc.) in the
Preferences dialog box.
To display the Preferences dialog box, click
(Settings) or select Preferences... from the File
menu.
See Help for details on the Layout/Print screen.
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Creating an Album
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Creating an Album
Creating an Album
Easy-PhotoPrint EX allows you to create your own personalized photo album.
Steps
1. Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
2. Selecting the Paper and Layout
3. Selecting a Photo
4. Editing
5. Printing
Try This
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Changing Layout
Changing Background
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Framing Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Attaching Comments to Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Saving
Opening Saved Files
Questions and Answers
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Creating an Album
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How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
What Is "C1" or "C4"?
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Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Creating an Album >
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
1. From the Start menu, select (All) Programs > Canon Utilities > Easy-PhotoPrint EX
> Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Easy-PhotoPrint EX starts and Menu appears.
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Selecting the Paper and Layout
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Creating an Album >
Selecting the Paper and Layout
Selecting the Paper and Layout
1. Click Album from Menu.
The Page Setup screen appears.
2. Set the following items in the General Settings section:
Paper Size
Orientation
Cover
Double page album
Page number
Note
See Help on the paper size that can be selected.
You can select whether to display images on the inside of the front and back covers in the
Cover Options dialog box. To display the Cover Options dialog box, select Front or Front & Back
for Cover and click Options....
Select the Double page album checkbox to enable the spread page layout (consisting of twopage master). In a double-page album, you can arrange an image across the left and right
pages.
You can customize the page numbers (position, font size, etc.) in the Page Number Settings
dialog box. To display the Page Number Settings dialog box, select the Page number checkbox
and click Settings....
You can customize the margins of the front cover, inside pages and back cover in the Margin
Settings dialog box. To display the Margin Settings dialog box, click Margins....
3. Select the theme you want to use from Theme in Sample Layout.
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4. If you want to change the layout, click Layout....
The Change Layout dialog box appears.
In the Change Layout dialog box, you can change the layout or select whether to print the date (on
which the picture was taken) on the photo.
Note
The layouts that can be selected may vary depending on the Paper Size, Orientation, Double
page album, or the type of page selected (front cover, inside pages or back cover).
You can customize the date (position, size, color, etc.) in the Date Settings dialog box. To
display the Date Settings dialog box, select the Print date checkbox in the Change Layout
dialog box and click Date Settings....
5. If you want to change the background, click Background....
The Change Background dialog box appears.
In the Change Background dialog box, you can paint the background in a single color or paste an
image file to it.
Note
See Help for details on the Page Setup screen.
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Selecting a Photo
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Creating an Album >
Selecting a Photo
Selecting a Photo
1. Click Select Images.
The Select Images screen appears.
2. Select the folder that contains the image you want to print from the folder tree area.
The images in the folder will be displayed as thumbnails (miniatures).
Important
If Easy-PhotoPrint EX is started from another application (MP Navigator EX or ZoomBrowser
EX), the folder tree area will not be displayed.
The images opened in the application will be displayed as thumbnails.
3. Select the image(s) you want to print, and click one of the buttons below.
To print on the front cover, click
To print on the inside pages, click
To print on the back cover, click
(Import to Front Cover).
(Import to Inside Pages).
(Import to Back Cover).
The selected image(s) are displayed in the selected image area.
You can also select the image(s) you want to print by dragging them into the selected image area.
Note
To delete an image in the selected image area, select the image you want to delete and click
(Delete Imported Image).
Selecting a Photo
To delete all images from the selected image area, click
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(Delete All Imported Images).
Note
See Help for details on the Select Images screen.
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Editing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Creating an Album >
Editing
Editing
1. Click Edit.
The Edit screen appears.
2. Edit your album if necessary.
Changing Layout
Changing Background
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Framing Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Attaching Comments to Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Important
The edit information will be discarded if you exit Easy-PhotoPrint EX without saving the edited
album. It is recommended that you save the item if you want to edit it again.
The page numbers on the front and back covers of the album are displayed as follows:
C1: Front cover
C2: Inside the front cover
C3: Inside the back cover
Editing
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C4: Back cover
Saving
Note
See Help for details on the Edit screen.
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Printing
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Printing
Printing
1. Click Print Settings.
The Print Settings screen appears.
2. Set the following items according to the printer and paper to be used:
Printer
Media Type
Copies
Paper Source
Print Quality
Borderless Printing
Note
The media types may vary depending on the printer and the paper size.
Duplex Printing appears if the selected printer and media type support duplex printing. Select
this checkbox to print on both sides of the paper.
Automatic appears if you select the Duplex Printing checkbox after selecting a printer that
supports automatic duplex printing and media type that supports duplex printing. Select this
checkbox to print on both sides of the paper automatically.
The paper sources may vary depending on the printer and the media type.
You can set a custom print quality level in the Print Quality Settings dialog box. To display the
Print Quality Settings dialog box, select Custom for Print Quality and click Quality Settings....
Select the Borderless Printing checkbox to print borderless photos.
You can specify the print range and the amount of extension for borderless printing in the Print
Settings dialog box. To display the Print Settings dialog box, click Advanced....
Printing
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3. Click Print.
Note
See Help for details on the Print Settings screen.
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Printing Calendars
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Calendars
Printing Calendars
Easy-PhotoPrint EX allows you to create your own calendar using your favorite photos.
Steps
1. Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
2. Selecting the Paper and Layout
3. Selecting a Photo
4. Editing
5. Printing
Try This
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Changing Layout
Changing Background
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Framing Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Setting Calendar Display
Setting Holidays
Saving
Opening Saved Files
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Printing Calendars
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Questions and Answers
How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
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Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Calendars >
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
1. From the Start menu, select (All) Programs > Canon Utilities > Easy-PhotoPrint EX
> Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Easy-PhotoPrint EX starts and Menu appears.
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Selecting the Paper and Layout
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Calendars >
Selecting the Paper and Layout
Selecting the Paper and Layout
1. Click Calendar from Menu.
The Page Setup screen appears.
2. Set the following items in the General Settings section:
Paper Size
Orientation
Start from
Period
Note
See Help on the paper size that can be selected.
You can add holidays to your calendar.
Setting Holidays
3. Select a layout for Design.
If necessary, make advanced settings on the calendar and set the background.
Note
You can customize the calendar display (font colors of the dates and days of the week, position
and size of the calendar, etc.).
Setting Calendar Display
You can paint the background in a single color or paste an image file to it in the Change
Background dialog box. To display the Change Background dialog box, click Background....
Note
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Selecting the Paper and Layout
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See Help for details on the Page Setup screen.
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Selecting a Photo
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Calendars >
Selecting a Photo
Selecting a Photo
1. Click Select Images.
The Select Images screen appears.
2. Select the folder that contains the image you want to print from the folder tree area.
The images in the folder will be displayed as thumbnails (miniatures).
3. Select the image(s) you want to print and click
(Import to Inside Pages).
The selected image(s) are displayed in the selected image area.
You can also select the image(s) you want to print by dragging them into the selected image area.
Note
To delete an image in the selected image area, select the image you want to delete and click
(Delete Imported Image).
To delete all images from the selected image area, click
(Delete All Imported Images).
Note
See Help for details on the Select Images screen.
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Editing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Calendars >
Editing
Editing
1. Click Edit.
The Edit screen appears.
2. Edit the calendar if necessary.
Changing Layout
Changing Background
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Framing Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Setting Calendar Display
Setting Holidays
Important
The edit information will be discarded if you exit Easy-PhotoPrint EX without saving the edited
calendar. It is recommended that you save the item if you want to edit it again.
Saving
Note
Editing
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See Help for details on the Edit screen.
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Printing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Calendars >
Printing
Printing
1. Click Print Settings.
The Print Settings screen appears.
2. Set the following items according to the printer and paper to be used:
Printer
Media Type
Copies
Paper Source
Print Quality
Borderless Printing
Note
The media types may vary depending on the printer and the paper size.
Duplex Printing appears if the selected printer and media type support duplex printing. Select
this checkbox to print on both sides of the paper.
Automatic appears if you select the Duplex Printing checkbox after selecting a printer that
supports automatic duplex printing and media type that supports duplex printing. Select this
checkbox to print on both sides of the paper automatically.
The paper sources may vary depending on the printer and the media type.
You can set a custom print quality level in the Print Quality Settings dialog box. To display the
Print Quality Settings dialog box, select Custom for Print Quality and click Quality Settings....
You can specify the print range and the amount of extension for borderless printing in the Print
Settings dialog box. To display the Print Settings dialog box, click Advanced....
3. Click Print.
Printing
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Note
See Help for details on the Print Settings screen.
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Printing Stickers
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Stickers
Printing Stickers
You can print your favorite photos on compatible sticker sheets.
Important
Printing on stickers is available with supported printers only.
See your printer manual for details.
Steps
1. Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
2. Selecting the Paper and Layout
3. Selecting a Photo
4. Editing
5. Printing
Try This
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Framing Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Saving
Opening Saved Files
Questions and Answers
How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
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Printing Stickers
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Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Stickers >
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
1. From the Start menu, select (All) Programs > Canon Utilities > Easy-PhotoPrint EX
> Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Easy-PhotoPrint EX starts and Menu appears.
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Selecting the Paper and Layout
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Stickers >
Selecting the Paper and Layout
Selecting the Paper and Layout
1. Click Stickers from Menu.
The Page Setup screen appears.
2. Set the following items in the General Settings section:
Paper Size
Orientation
Print date
Use the same image in all frames
Note
Paper sizes other than Photo Stickers cannot be selected.
Select the Use the same image in all frames checkbox to use the same image in all the
frames on the page.
You can customize the date (position, size, color, etc.) in the Date Settings dialog box. To
display the Date Settings dialog box, select the Print date checkbox and click Date Settings....
Note
See Help for details on the Page Setup screen.
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Selecting a Photo
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Stickers >
Selecting a Photo
Selecting a Photo
1. Click Select Images.
The Select Images screen appears.
2. Select the folder that contains the image you want to print from the folder tree area.
The images in the folder will be displayed as thumbnails (miniatures).
3. Select the image(s) you want to print and click
(Import to Inside Pages).
The selected image(s) are displayed in the selected image area.
You can also select the image(s) you want to print by dragging them into the selected image area.
Note
To delete an image in the selected image area, select the image you want to delete and click
(Delete Imported Image).
To delete all images from the selected image area, click
(Delete All Imported Images).
Note
See Help for details on the Select Images screen.
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Editing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Stickers > Editing
Editing
1. Click Edit.
The Edit screen appears.
2. Edit the stickers if necessary.
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Important
The edit information will be discarded if you exit Easy-PhotoPrint EX without saving the edited
stickers. It is recommended that you save the item if you want to edit it again.
Saving
Note
See Help for details on the Edit screen.
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Printing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Stickers >
Printing
Printing
1. Click Print Settings.
The Print Settings screen appears.
Important
If a printer that supports sticker printing is not installed, you cannot display the Print Settings
screen.
2. Set the following items according to the printer and paper to be used:
Printer
Media Type
Copies
Paper Source
Print Quality
Borderless Printing
Note
The media types may vary depending on the printer and the paper size.
The paper sources may vary depending on the printer and the media type.
You can set a custom print quality level in the Print Quality Settings dialog box. To display the
Print Quality Settings dialog box, select Custom for Print Quality and click Quality Settings....
You can adjust the printing position in the Adjust Print Position dialog box. To display the Adjust
Print Position dialog box, click Print Position....
You can specify the print range and the amount of extension for borderless printing in the Print
Settings dialog box. To display the Print Settings dialog box, click Advanced....
Printing
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3. Click Print.
Note
See Help for details on the Print Settings screen.
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Printing Layout
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Layout
Printing Layout
You can add text to your favorite photos and print them in a variety of layouts.
Steps
1. Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
2. Selecting the Paper and Layout
3. Selecting a Photo
4. Editing
5. Printing
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Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Changing Layout
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Saving
Opening Saved Files
Questions and Answers
How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
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Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Layout > Starting
Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Starting Easy-PhotoPrint EX
1. From the Start menu, select (All) Programs > Canon Utilities > Easy-PhotoPrint EX
> Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Easy-PhotoPrint EX starts and Menu appears.
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Selecting the Paper and Layout
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Layout >
Selecting the Paper and Layout
Selecting the Paper and Layout
1. Click Layout Print from Menu.
The Page Setup screen appears.
2. Set the following items in the General Settings section:
Paper Size
Orientation
Print date
Note
See Help on the paper size that can be selected.
You can customize the date (position, size, color, etc.) in the Date Settings dialog box. To
display the Date Settings dialog box, select the Print date checkbox and click Date Settings....
3. Select a layout from Layouts.
Note
The layouts may vary depending on the Orientation.
Note
See Help for details on the Page Setup screen.
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Selecting a Photo
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Layout >
Selecting a Photo
Selecting a Photo
1. Click Select Images.
The Select Images screen appears.
2. Select the folder that contains the image you want to print from the folder tree area.
The images in the folder will be displayed as thumbnails (miniatures).
3. Select the image(s) you want to print and click
(Import to Inside Pages).
The selected image(s) are displayed in the selected image area.
You can also select the image(s) you want to print by dragging them into the selected image area.
Note
To delete an image in the selected image area, select the image you want to delete and click
(Delete Imported Image).
To delete all images from the selected image area, click
(Delete All Imported Images).
Note
See Help for details on the Select Images screen.
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Editing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Layout > Editing
Editing
1. Click Edit.
The Edit screen appears.
2. Edit the layout if necessary.
Changing Layout
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Important
The edit information will be discarded if you exit Easy-PhotoPrint EX without saving the edited layout.
It is recommended that you save the item if you want to edit it again.
Saving
Note
See Help for details on the Edit screen.
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Printing
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Printing Layout > Printing
Printing
1. Click Print Settings.
The Print Settings screen appears.
2. Set the following items according to the printer and paper to be used:
Printer
Media Type
Copies
Paper Source
Print Quality
Borderless Printing
Note
The media types may vary depending on the printer and the paper size.
Duplex Printing appears if the selected printer and media type support duplex printing. Select
this checkbox to print on both sides of the paper.
Automatic appears if you select the Duplex Printing checkbox after selecting a printer that
supports automatic duplex printing and media type that supports duplex printing. Select this
checkbox to print on both sides of the paper automatically.
The paper sources may vary depending on the printer and the media type.
You can set a custom print quality level in the Print Quality Settings dialog box. To display the
Print Quality Settings dialog box, select Custom for Print Quality and click Quality Settings....
Select the Borderless Printing checkbox to print borderless photos.
You can specify the print range and the amount of extension for borderless printing in the Print
Settings dialog box. To display the Print Settings dialog box, click Advanced....
3. Click Print.
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Note
See Help for details on the Print Settings screen.
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Correcting and Enhancing Photos
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos
Correcting and Enhancing Photos
You can correct and enhance images.
Click
(Correct/Enhance Images) in the Select Images or Edit screen, or in the Layout/Print screen of
Photo Print. You can make the following corrections and enhancements in the Correct/Enhance Images
window.
Important
For Photo Print, if you select Enable ICC Profile in the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog box,
you cannot correct/enhance images.
Note
See "Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
Auto Photo Fix
This function will automatically analyze the captured scene and apply suitable corrections.
Using the Auto Photo Fix Function
Red-Eye Correction Function
You can correct red eyes caused by a camera flash.
Using the Red-Eye Correction Function
Face Brightener Function
You can brighten dark faces caused by bright background.
Using the Face Brightener Function
Face Sharpener Function
You can sharpen out-of-focus faces in a photo.
Using the Face Sharpener Function
Digital Face Smoothing Function
You can enhance skin beautifully by removing blemishes and wrinkles.
Using the Digital Face Smoothing Function
Blemish Remover Function
You can remove moles.
Using the Blemish Remover Function
Image Adjustment
You can adjust brightness and contrast or sharpen the entire image.
You can also blur the outline of the subjects or remove the base color.
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Correcting and Enhancing Photos
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Adjusting Images
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Using the Auto Photo Fix Function
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Using the Auto Photo Fix Function
Using the Auto Photo Fix Function
Apply optimum corrections automatically to the photos used for an album, calendar, etc.
Important
The Auto Photo Fix function is not available for Photo Print. Photo Print allows you to automatically
apply suitable corrections to all photos when printing, by selecting Auto Photo Fix in Color correction
for printing on the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog box. To display the Preferences dialog
box, click
(Settings) in the Layout/Print screen or select Preferences... from the File menu.
Once image is corrected with Auto Photo Fix and saved, it cannot be corrected again with Auto
Photo Fix.
Also, Auto Photo Fix may not be available for images edited using an application, digital camera,
etc. manufactured by other companies.
1. Select photos in the Select Images screen, then click
(Correct/Enhance
Images).
The Correct/Enhance Images window appears.
Note
You can also display the Correct/Enhance Images window by clicking
(Correct/Enhance
Images) in the Layout/Print or Edit screen. In that case, only the image displayed in Preview
can be corrected/enhanced.
See " Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
2. Select the image you want to correct from the list displayed in the lower part of the
Correct/Enhance Images window.
The image appears in Preview.
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Note
If only one image is selected, the thumbnail does not appear below Preview.
3. Make sure that Auto is selected.
4. Click Auto Photo Fix, then click OK.
The entire photo is corrected automatically and the
the upper left of the image.
(Correction/Enhancement) mark appears on
Note
(Compare) to display the images before and after the correction side by side so that
Click
you can compare and check the result.
Click Reset Selected Image to undo the correction operation.
If you want to apply the correction to all the selected images at once, select the Apply to all
images checkbox.
Select the Prioritize Exif Info checkbox to apply corrections primarily based on the settings
made at the time of shooting.
Deselect this checkbox to apply corrections based on the image analysis results. It is
recommended that you normally select this setting.
5. Click Save Selected Image or Save All Corrected Images.
You can save corrected images as new files.
Note
To save only the image you like, click Save Selected Image. To save all images, click Save All
Corrected Images.
Only JPEG/Exif file format is available for corrected images.
6. Click Exit.
Important
The corrections will be lost if you exit before saving corrected images.
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Using the Red-Eye Correction Function
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Using the Red-Eye Correction Function
Using the Red-Eye Correction Function
You can correct red eyes caused by a camera flash.
You can perform the Red-Eye Correction function either automatically or manually.
Note
Photo Print allows you to automatically correct red eyes when printing. To correct automatically,
select Enable Auto Photo Fix in Color correction for printing on the Advanced tab of the Preferences
dialog box and select the Enable Red-Eye Correction checkbox.
1. Select photos in the Select Images screen, then click
(Correct/Enhance
Images).
The Correct/Enhance Images window appears.
Note
You can also display the Correct/Enhance Images window by clicking
(Correct/Enhance
Images) in the Layout/Print or Edit screen. In that case, only the image displayed in Preview
can be corrected/enhanced.
See " Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
2. Select the image you want to correct from the list displayed in the lower part of the
Correct/Enhance Images window.
The image appears in Preview.
Note
If only one image is selected, the thumbnail does not appear below Preview.
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Auto Correction
3. Make sure that Auto is selected.
4. Click Red-Eye Correction.
5. Click OK.
Red eyes are corrected and the
the image.
(Correction/Enhancement) mark appears on the upper left of
Important
Areas other than the eyes may be corrected depending on the image.
Note
(Compare) to display the images before and after the correction side by side so that
Click
you can compare and check the result.
Click Reset Selected Image to undo the correction operation.
If you want to apply the correction to all the selected images at once, select the Apply to all
images checkbox.
Manual Correction
3. Click Manual, then click Correct/Enhance.
4. Click Red-Eye Correction.
Note
Effect levels can be changed using the slider below Red-Eye Correction.
Move the cursor over the image. The shape of the cursor changes to
(Paintbrush).
5. Drag to select the red area you want to correct, then click OK that appears over the
image.
Using the Red-Eye Correction Function
Red eye is corrected and the
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(Correction/Enhancement) mark appears on the upper left of the
image.
Note
Click Undo to undo the preceding correction operation.
6. Click Save Selected Image or Save All Corrected Images.
You can save corrected images as new files.
Note
To save only the image you like, click Save Selected Image. To save all images, click Save All
Corrected Images.
Only JPEG/Exif file format is available for corrected images.
7. Click Exit.
Important
The corrections will be lost if you exit before saving corrected images.
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Using the Face Brightener Function
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Using the Face Brightener Function
Using the Face Brightener Function
You can brighten dark faces caused by bright background.
Note
You can brighten dark photos caused by bright background automatically by selecting Auto Photo
Fix.
If the correction had not been made sufficiently, applying Face Brightener function is recommended.
Using the Auto Photo Fix Function
1. Select photos in the Select Images screen, then click
(Correct/Enhance
Images).
The Correct/Enhance Images window appears.
Note
You can also display the Correct/Enhance Images window by clicking
(Correct/Enhance
Images) in the Layout/Print or Edit screen. In that case, only the image displayed in Preview
can be corrected/enhanced.
See " Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
2. Select the image you want to correct from the list displayed in the lower part of the
Correct/Enhance Images window.
The image appears in Preview.
Note
If only one image is selected, the thumbnail does not appear below Preview.
3. Click Manual, then click Correct/Enhance.
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4. Click Face Brightener.
Note
Effect levels can be changed using the slider below Face Brightener.
Move the cursor over the image. The shape of the cursor changes to
(Cross).
5. Drag to select the area you want to correct, then click OK that appears over the
image.
The entire image is corrected so that the selected area containing the face becomes brighter, and
the
(Correction/Enhancement) mark appears on the upper left of the image.
Note
You can also drag to rotate the selected area.
Click Undo to undo the preceding correction operation.
6. Click Save Selected Image or Save All Corrected Images.
You can save corrected images as new files.
Note
To save only the image you like, click Save Selected Image. To save all images, click Save All
Corrected Images.
Only JPEG/Exif file format is available for corrected images.
7. Click Exit.
Important
The corrections will be lost if you exit before saving corrected images.
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Using the Face Sharpener Function
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Using the Face Sharpener Function
Using the Face Sharpener Function
You can sharpen out-of-focus faces in a photo.
You can perform the Face Sharpener function either automatically or manually.
1. Select photos in the Select Images screen, then click
(Correct/Enhance
Images).
The Correct/Enhance Images window appears.
Note
You can also display the Correct/Enhance Images window by clicking
(Correct/Enhance
Images) in the Layout/Print or Edit screen. In that case, only the image displayed in Preview
can be corrected/enhanced.
See " Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
2. Select the image you want to correct from the list displayed in the lower part of the
Correct/Enhance Images window.
The image appears in Preview.
Note
If only one image is selected, the thumbnail does not appear below Preview.
Auto Correction
3. Make sure that Auto is selected.
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4. Click Face Sharpener.
Note
Effect levels can be changed using the slider below Face Sharpener.
5. Click OK.
The face is sharpened and the
(Correction/Enhancement) mark appears on the upper left of the
image.
Note
(Compare) to display the images before and after the correction side by side so that
Click
you can compare and check the result.
Click Reset Selected Image to undo the correction operation.
If you want to apply the correction to all the selected images at once, select the Apply to all
images checkbox.
Manual Correction
3. Click Manual, then click Correct/Enhance.
4. Click Face Sharpener.
Note
Effect levels can be changed using the slider below Face Sharpener.
Move the cursor over the image. The shape of the cursor changes to
(Cross).
5. Drag to select the area you want to correct, then click OK that appears over the
image.
Using the Face Sharpener Function
The facial area in and around the selected area is sharpened and the
Enhancement) mark appears on the upper left of the image.
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(Correction/
Note
You can also drag to rotate the selected area.
Click Undo to undo the preceding correction operation.
6. Click Save Selected Image or Save All Corrected Images.
You can save corrected images as new files.
Note
To save only the image you like, click Save Selected Image. To save all images, click Save All
Corrected Images.
Only JPEG/Exif file format is available for corrected images.
7. Click Exit.
Important
The corrections will be lost if you exit before saving corrected images.
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Using the Digital Face Smoothing Function
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Using the Digital Face Smoothing Function
Using the Digital Face Smoothing Function
You can enhance skin beautifully by removing blemishes and wrinkles.
You can perform the Digital Face Smoothing function either automatically or manually.
1. Select photos in the Select Images screen, then click
(Correct/Enhance
Images).
The Correct/Enhance Images window appears.
Note
You can also display the Correct/Enhance Images window by clicking
(Correct/Enhance
Images) in the Layout/Print or Edit screen. In that case, only the image displayed in Preview
can be corrected/enhanced.
See " Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
2. Select the image you want to enhance from the list displayed in the lower part of the
Correct/Enhance Images window.
The image appears in Preview.
Note
If only one image is selected, the thumbnail does not appear below Preview.
Auto Enhancement
3. Make sure that Auto is selected.
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4. Click Digital Face Smoothing.
Note
Effect levels can be changed using the slider below Digital Face Smoothing.
5. Click OK.
Skin is enhanced beautifully and the
of the image.
(Correction/Enhancement) mark appears on the upper left
Note
(Compare) to display the images before and after the enhancement side by side so
Click
that you can compare and check the result.
Click Reset Selected Image to undo the enhancement operation.
If you want to apply the enhancement to all the selected images at once, select the Apply to all
images checkbox.
Manual Enhancement
3. Click Manual, then click Correct/Enhance.
4. Click Digital Face Smoothing.
Note
Effect levels can be changed using the slider below Digital Face Smoothing.
Move the cursor over the image. The shape of the cursor changes to
(Cross).
5. Drag to select the area you want to enhance, then click OK that appears over the
image.
Using the Digital Face Smoothing Function
Skin in and around the selected area is enhanced beautifully and the
mark appears on the upper left of the image.
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(Correction/Enhancement)
Note
You can also drag to rotate the selected area.
Click Undo to undo the preceding enhancement operation.
6. Click Save Selected Image or Save All Corrected Images.
You can save enhanced images as new files.
Note
To save only the image you like, click Save Selected Image. To save all images, click Save All
Corrected Images.
Only JPEG/Exif file format is available for enhanced images.
7. Click Exit.
Important
The enhancements will be lost if you exit before saving enhanced images.
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Using the Blemish Remover Function
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Using the Blemish Remover Function
Using the Blemish Remover Function
You can remove moles.
1. Select photos in the Select Images screen, then click
(Correct/Enhance
Images).
The Correct/Enhance Images window appears.
Note
You can also display the Correct/Enhance Images window by clicking
(Correct/Enhance
Images) in the Layout/Print or Edit screen. In that case, only the image displayed in Preview
can be corrected/enhanced.
See " Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
2. Select the image you want to enhance from the list displayed in the lower part of the
Correct/Enhance Images window.
The image appears in Preview.
Note
If only one image is selected, the thumbnail does not appear below Preview.
3. Click Manual, then click Correct/Enhance.
4. Click Blemish Remover.
Using the Blemish Remover Function
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Note
Move the cursor over the image. The shape of the cursor changes to
(Cross).
5. Drag to select the area you want to enhance, then click OK that appears over the
image.
Moles in and around the selected area are removed and the
appears on the upper left of the image.
(Correction/Enhancement) mark
Note
Click Undo to undo the preceding enhancement operation.
6. Click Save Selected Image or Save All Corrected Images.
You can save enhanced images as new files.
Note
To save only the image you like, click Save Selected Image. To save all images, click Save All
Corrected Images.
Only JPEG/Exif file format is available for enhanced images.
7. Click Exit.
Important
The enhancements will be lost if you exit before saving enhanced images.
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Adjusting Images
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Adjusting Images
Adjusting Images
You can make fine adjustments to the overall brightness, contrast, etc. of images.
1. Select photos in the Select Images screen, then click
(Correct/Enhance
Images).
The Correct/Enhance Images window appears.
Note
You can also display the Correct/Enhance Images window by clicking
(Correct/Enhance
Images) in the Layout/Print or Edit screen. In that case, only the image displayed in Preview
can be corrected/enhanced.
See " Correct/Enhance Images Window " for details on the Correct/Enhance Images window.
2. Select the image you want to adjust from the list displayed in the lower part of the
Correct/Enhance Images window.
The image appears in Preview.
Note
If only one image is selected, the thumbnail does not appear below Preview.
3. Click Manual, then click Adjust.
4. Move the slider of the item you want to adjust and set the effect level.
The following adjustments are available:
Brightness
Contrast
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Sharpness
Blur
Show-through Removal
Note
Click Defaults to reset all adjustments.
5. Click Save Selected Image or Save All Corrected Images.
You can save adjusted images as new files.
Note
To save only the image you like, click Save Selected Image. To save all images, click Save All
Corrected Images.
Only JPEG/Exif file format is available for adjusted images.
6. Click Exit.
Important
The adjustments will be lost if you exit before saving adjusted images.
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Correct/Enhance Images Window
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Correcting and
Enhancing Photos > Correct/Enhance Images Window
Correct/Enhance Images Window
You can correct/enhance images in this window.
To display the Correct/Enhance Images window, click
(Correct/Enhance Images) in the Select
Images or Edit screen, or in the Layout/Print screen of Photo Print.
(1)Toolbar
Toolbar
(Zoom In/Zoom Out)
Displays the enlarged or reduced preview of the page.
(Full Screen)
Displays the entire image in Preview.
(Compare)
Displays the Compare Images window. You can compare the images before and after the correction/
enhancement side by side.
The image before the correction/enhancement is displayed on the left, and the image after the
correction/enhancement is displayed on the right.
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Correct/Enhance Images Window
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(2)Task Area
Available tasks and settings may vary between the Auto and Manual tabs.
Click Auto or Manual to display the corresponding tab.
Auto Tab
Select to correct automatically.
Auto Photo Fix
Applies automatic corrections suitable for photos.
Important
The Auto Photo Fix function is not available for Photo Print. Photo Print allows you to
automatically apply suitable corrections to all photos when printing. Select this option in Color
correction for printing on the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog box. To display the
Preferences dialog box, click
from the File menu.
(Settings) in the Layout/Print screen or select Preferences...
Prioritize Exif Info
Select this checkbox to apply corrections primarily based on the settings made at the time of
Correct/Enhance Images Window
shooting.
Deselect this checkbox to apply corrections based on the image analysis results. It is
recommended that you normally select this setting.
Note
Exif is a standard format for embedding various shooting data in digital camera images
(JPEG).
For Photo Print, you can apply suitable corrections based on Exif information automatically
by selecting Enable Auto Photo Fix in Color correction for printing on the Advanced tab of the
Preferences dialog box and selecting the Prioritize Exif Info checkbox.
Red-Eye Correction
Corrects red eyes.
Note
For Photo Print, you can also correct red eyes by selecting Enable Auto Photo Fix in Color
correction for printing on the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog box and selecting the
Enable Red-Eye Correction checkbox.
Face Sharpener
Sharpens out-of-focus faces.
You can adjust the effect level using the slider.
Digital Face Smoothing
Enhances skin beautifully by removing blemishes and wrinkles.
You can adjust the effect level using the slider.
Apply to all images
Automatically corrects all the images displayed in the list.
OK
Applies the selected effect to the selected image or all images.
Reset Selected Image
Cancels all corrections and enhancements applied to the selected image.
Save Selected Image
Saves the selected image in the list that applied corrections and enhancements.
Save All Corrected Images
Saves all the images that applied corrections and enhancements displayed in the list.
Exit
Click to close the Correct/Enhance Images window.
Manual Tab
Select to correct manually.
Use Adjust to adjust brightness and contrast, or to sharpen the entire image.
Use Correct/Enhance to correct/enhance specific areas.
Adjust
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Correct/Enhance Images Window
Brightness
Adjusts the overall image brightness.
Move the slider to the left to darken and right to brighten the image.
Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the image. Adjust the contrast when the image is flat due to lack of contrast.
Move the slider to the left to decrease and right to increase the contrast of the image.
Sharpness
Emphasizes the outline of the subjects to sharpen the image. Adjust the sharpness when the photo
is out of focus or text is blurred.
Move the slider to the right to sharpen the image.
Blur
Blurs the outline of the subjects to soften the image.
Move the slider to the right to soften the image.
Show-through Removal
Removes show-through of text from the reverse side or removes the base color. Adjust the showthrough level to prevent text on the reverse side of thin document or the base color of the document
from appearing on the image.
Move the slider to the right to increase the show-through removal effect.
Defaults
Resets each adjustment (brightness, contrast, sharpness, blur, and show-through removal).
Reset Selected Image
Cancels all adjustments applied to the selected image.
Save Selected Image
Saves the selected image in the list that applied adjustments.
Save All Corrected Images
Saves all the images that applied adjustments displayed in the list.
Exit
Click to close the Correct/Enhance Images window.
Correct/Enhance
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Correct/Enhance Images Window
Red-Eye Correction
Corrects red eyes.
You can specify the area you want to apply the effect to. You can adjust the effect level using the
slider.
Note
For Photo Print, red eyes are automatically corrected when Enable Auto Photo Fix is selected in
Color correction for printing on the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog box and the Enable
Red-Eye Correction checkbox is selected. To disable the automatic correction, deselect the
checkbox.
Face Brightener
Corrects the entire image so that the selected facial area is brightened.
You can adjust the effect level using the slider.
Face Sharpener
Sharpens out-of-focus faces.
You can specify the area you want to apply the effect to. You can adjust the effect level using the
slider.
Digital Face Smoothing
Enhances skin beautifully by removing blemishes and wrinkles.
You can specify the area you want to apply the effect to. You can adjust the effect level using the
slider.
Blemish Remover
Removes moles.
You can specify the area you want to apply the effect to.
OK
Applies the selected effect to the specified area.
Undo
Cancels the latest correction/enhancement.
Reset Selected Image
Cancels all corrections and enhancements applied to the selected image.
Save Selected Image
Saves the selected image in the list that applied corrections and enhancements.
Save All Corrected Images
Saves all the images that applied corrections and enhancements displayed in the list.
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Correct/Enhance Images Window
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Exit
Click to close the Correct/Enhance Images window.
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Questions and Answers
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Questions and Answers
How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
Which Side of the Displayed Image Does the Printing Start from?
How Do I Print with Even Margins?
What Is "C1" or "C4"?
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How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
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> How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
How Can I Move (or Copy) the Saved File?
If you want to move (or copy) a file created and saved with Easy-PhotoPrint EX from one folder to another,
you need to move (or copy) the folder that was automatically created when originally saving that file as
well.
For example, when you save a file named "MyAlbum.el1," a folder named "MyAlbum.el1.Data" is
automatically created in the same folder that contains the "MyAlbum.el1" file. If you want to move (or copy)
the "MyAlbum.el1" file to another folder, move (or copy) the "MyAlbum.el1.Data" folder as well. The
"MyAlbum.el1.Data" folder contains the photos used in the album.
Note
The icons may vary depending on the items.
Important
Do not change the Data folder name; otherwise you will not be able to display the photos you edited
with Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
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Which Side of the Displayed Image Does the Printing Start from?
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> Which Side of the Displayed Image Does the Printing Start from?
Which Side of the Displayed Image Does the Printing Start
from?
As shown below, printing starts from the left side of the image displayed in the Layout/Print screen.
Outputs the paper in the direction as the arrow indicates.
See your printer manual for details on how to load paper (to print on the front/back, etc.).
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How Do I Print with Even Margins?
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> How Do I Print with Even Margins?
How Do I Print with Even Margins?
When you print on a bordered layout, the margins on the left and right or the top and bottom may become
wider than the other, depending on the image and printer.
To always print with even margins, select the Always crop images when selecting a layout with margins
checkbox on the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog box.
To display the Preferences dialog box, click
Preferences... from the File menu.
(Settings) in the Layout/Print screen or select
Crop the photo to apply even margins individually.
Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
Note
This setting is available for Photo Print only.
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What Is "C1" or "C4"?
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> What Is "C1" or "C4"?
What Is "C1" or "C4"?
When an album is printed, labels such as "C1" and "C4" are printed as page numbers.
The "C1" and "C4" represent the front cover and back cover, respectively.
C1: Front cover
C2: Inside the front cover
C3: Inside the back cover
C4: Back cover
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Photo Print Settings
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Photo Print Settings
Printing Vivid Photos
Reducing Photo Noise
Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Dates on Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
Printing an Index
Printing ID Photos (ID Photo Print)
Printing Photo Information
Saving Photos
Opening Saved Files
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Printing Vivid Photos
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Printing Vivid Photos
Printing Vivid Photos
Select the Vivid Photo checkbox in the Select Paper screen to boost the colors in a photo before printing.
Important
This function is available only with a printer that supports Vivid Photo.
This function is not available when Enable ICC Profile is selected on the Advanced tab of the
Preferences dialog box.
Note
Even if you select the Vivid Photo checkbox, this effect applies only to the print result. The original
image or preview image will not be affected.
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Reducing Photo Noise
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Reducing Photo Noise
Reducing Photo Noise
When a photo is taken in a dark location such as night scene using digital camera, noise may appear in
the image.
Select the Photo Noise Reduction checkbox in the Select Paper screen to reduce noise in the image and
make the printed photos more vivid.
Important
This function is not available when Enable ICC Profile is selected on the Advanced tab of the
Preferences dialog box.
Note
When the noise is severe, change Normal to Strong.
The noise reduction effect applies only to the print result. The original image or preview image will
not be affected.
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Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
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Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
Cropping a photo is the act of removing the unnecessary portions of the photo by selecting the
necessary portions.
Click
(Crop Image) in the Layout/Print screen or double-click the preview image.
Move the white frame to the portion to print and click OK.
Note
To move the cropping area, place the cursor within the white frame and drag it. Drag the white lines
to enlarge/reduce the cropping area.
Select the The Rule of Thirds checkbox to display white broken lines. To create a balanced
composition, drag any of the intersecting points (white squares) or white broken lines over the main
subject of the photo.
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Cropping Photos (Photo Print)
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The cropping effect applies only to the print result. The original image will not be cropped.
See Help for details on the Crop window.
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Printing Dates on Photos (Photo Print)
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Printing Dates on Photos (Photo Print)
Printing Dates on Photos (Photo Print)
To print the date the photo was taken on the photo, click
(Date Settings) in the Layout/Print screen,
then select the Print date checkbox in the Date Settings dialog box.
Note
The date is displayed in the short date format (mm/dd/yyyy, etc.) specified in your operating system.
See Help for details on setting dates.
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Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
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Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
Printing Multiple Photos on One Page
You can print multiple photos on one page by selecting a multiple-photo layout in the Layout/Print screen.
Note
See the following section for details on how to select photos.
Selecting a Photo
The available number of photos and layout may vary depending on the media type.
Photos are arranged in the following order.
Example: Borderless (x4)
You can change the printing order in Printing Order on the Print tab of the Preferences dialog box.
You can select the printing order from By Date, By Name and By Selection.
To display the Preferences dialog box, click
(Settings) or select Preferences... from the File
menu.
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Printing an Index
Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with the Bundled Application Software > Photo Print Settings >
Printing an Index
Printing an Index
You can print an index of selected photos. An index print shows the thumbnails of the photos in one
page. It is convenient for managing your photos.
To print an index, select Index from the layouts in the Layout/Print screen.
Important
Index print will be disabled if you select any of the following paper sizes.
- Credit Card
- Fine Art A4
- Fine Art A3
- Fine Art A3+
- Fine Art Letter
You can print up to 80 images on one page.
Note
See the following section for details on how to select photos.
Selecting a Photo
Photos are arranged in the following order.
Example: Index (x20)
You can change the printing order in Printing Order on the Print tab of the Preferences dialog box.
You can select the printing order from By Date, By Name, and By Selection.
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Printing an Index
To display the Preferences dialog box, click
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(Settings) or select Preferences... from the File
menu.
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Printing ID Photos (ID Photo Print)
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Printing ID Photos (ID Photo Print)
Printing ID Photos (ID Photo Print)
You can print a variety of ID photos.
Important
The photo may not qualify as an official ID photo depending on its use.
For details, contact the party to whom you will be submitting the photo.
To print ID photos, select 4"x6" 10x15cm for Paper Size in the Select Paper screen, and select a layout of
the ID photo from the layouts in the Layout/Print screen.
Note
See the following section for details on how to select photos.
Selecting a Photo
Photos are arranged in the following order.
Example: ID Photo 3.5x4.5cm
You can change the printing order in Printing Order on the Print tab of the Preferences dialog box.
You can select the printing order from By Date, By Name, and By Selection.
To display the Preferences dialog box, click
(Settings) or select Preferences... from the File
menu.
ID photos can only be printed on 4"x6" 10x15cm paper.
Printing ID Photos (ID Photo Print)
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Printing Photo Information
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Printing Photo Information
Printing Photo Information
You can print the photo and the Exif information side by side.
To print them, select Letter 8.5"x11" or A4 for Paper Size in the Select Paper screen, and select Captured
Info from the layouts in the Layout/Print screen.
Note
See the following section for details on how to select photos.
Selecting a Photo
This function is available only on paper sizes Letter 8.5"x11" and A4.
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Saving Photos
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Saving Photos
Saving Photos
You can save edited photos. The information of cropping and layout can be saved.
Click Save in the Layout/Print screen.
When the Save As dialog box appears, specify the save location and file name, then click Save.
Important
If you edit a saved file and save it again, the file will be overwritten.
To save a file again with a new name or to a different location, select Save As... from the File menu
and save.
Note
Save will not be displayed in the Select Images or Select Paper screen.
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Opening Saved Files
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Opening Saved Files
Opening Saved Files
You can open files created with Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
1. Click Library from Menu.
The Open dialog box appears.
You can check files created and saved with Easy-PhotoPrint EX by icon view (only for Windows Vista)
or thumbnail view.
Important
When using 64bit Edition of Windows Vista or Windows XP, the contents of files cannot be
displayed on Explorer.
2. Select the file you want to open and click Open.
The Layout/Print screen appears.
Note
Easy-PhotoPrint EX supports the following file format (extension).
- Easy-PhotoPrint EX Photo Print file (.el6)
3. Edit the file if necessary.
Note
You can open files created with Easy-PhotoPrint EX with the following methods, besides from
Library in Menu.
- Double-click or click the file.
- From the File menu, click Open..., then select the file you want to edit.
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Opening Saved Files
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You can also open a recently used file by clicking the file name shown in the File menu.
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Other Settings
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Other Settings
Changing Layout
Changing Background
Adding Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
Replacing Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Cropping Photos
Framing Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
Attaching Comments to Photos
Adding Text to Photos
Saving
Setting Holidays
Setting Calendar Display
Opening Saved Files
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Changing Layout
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Changing Layout
Changing Layout
You can change the layout of each page separately.
Select the page you want to change the layout of in the Edit screen, then click
(Change Layout).
Select the layout you want to use in the Change Layout dialog box and click OK.
Album
Important
If the new layout has a different number of frames per page from the current layout, the following will
happen:
: Images will move from the subsequent pages to fill all the frames
If the number of layout
in the new layout.
frames is increased
: Pages with the new layout will be added until all the images on the
If the number of layout
pages with the current layout can be fitted.
frames is decreased
If you change the current layout for the front or back cover to one that has fewer layout frames, any
image that does not fit in the new layout will be deleted, starting with the last image that was added
to the former layout page.
Note
The layouts that can be selected may vary depending on the Paper Size, Orientation, or the type of
page selected (front cover, inside pages or back cover).
Select the Apply to all pages checkbox to change the layouts of all pages to the one you newly
selected.
Calendar
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Important
The layouts of all pages are changed to the selected layout.
All images that do not fit in the new layout will be collected on the last page.
Note
The layouts that can be selected may vary depending on the Paper Size and Orientation.
Layout Print
Important
If the new layout has a different number of frames per page from the current layout, the following will
happen:
: Images will move from the subsequent pages to fill all the frames
If the number of layout
in the new layout.
frames is increased
If the number of layout
frames is decreased
: Pages with the new layout will be added until all the images on the
pages with the current layout can be fitted.
Note
The layouts that can be selected may vary depending on the Paper Size and Orientation.
Select the Apply to all pages checkbox to change the layouts of all pages to the one you newly
selected.
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Changing Background
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Changing Background
Changing Background
You can change the background of each page.
Important
You cannot change the background of the Photo Print, Stickers, and Layout Print.
Click Background... in the Page Setup screen or select the page you want to change the background of in
the Edit screen, then click
(Change Background).
Note
The screens for Album printing are used as examples in the following descriptions. The screens
may vary depending on what you create.
Select the type of background you want to use in the Change Background dialog box.
When Select from samples is Selected
Select the image you want to use from Samples and click OK.
Note
Select from samples will be displayed only if Album has been selected.
Various backgrounds are available on our website besides those saved in the application.
Changing Background
Click Search backgrounds... to access the Canon website from which you can download additional
materials for free.
Internet connection is required to access the website. Internet connection fees apply.
This function may not be available in some regions.
Exit Easy-PhotoPrint EX before installing backgrounds.
When Single color is Selected
Select the color you want to use from Standard color or Custom color and click OK.
When Image file is Selected
Set Image File Path and Image Layout, then click OK.
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Changing Background
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Note
See Help for details on how to set the background in the Change Background dialog box.
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Adding Photos
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Photos
Adding Photos
You can add images to pages.
Select the page you want to add photos in the Edit screen, then click
(Add Image).
Note
The screens for Album printing are used as examples in the following descriptions. The screens
may vary depending on what you create.
Select the folder containing the image you want to add from the folder tree area on the left of the Add
Image dialog box, and select the image you want to add from the thumbnail window on the right.
Note
Click an image to select it (background turns blue) or deselect it (background turns white). You can
also select multiple images.
Select an option for Add to and click OK.
Important
You can add up to 20 images at one time to a single page.
Up to 99 of the same images can be added to all pages combined.
You cannot add two or more of the same image at one time. Add it one at a time.
When the number of pages increases due to added images, you cannot add images beyond page
400.
Note
In the Add Image dialog box, you can select all images at one time or change the display size and
order of the thumbnails. See Help for details.
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Swapping Positions of Photos
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Swapping Positions of Photos
Swapping Positions of Photos
You can swap the positions of images.
Click
(Swap Image Positions) in the Edit screen.
Note
The screens for Album printing are used as examples in the following descriptions. The screens
may vary depending on what you create.
Select the target and source images you want to swap, then click Swap.
When you finish swapping all images you want to swap, click Back to Edit.
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Replacing Photos
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Replacing Photos
Replacing Photos
You can replace an image with another image.
Select the image you want to replace in the Edit screen, then click
(Replace Selected Image).
Select the folder containing the image you want to replace with from the folder tree area on the left of the
Replace Image dialog box.
Select the image you want to replace with from the thumbnail window on the right of the screen and click
OK.
If you want to select from the images already imported, click the Imported Images tab and select the
image you want to replace with from the thumbnail window and click OK.
Important
You cannot select multiple images in the Replace Image dialog box.
Note
If you select multiple images in the Edit screen and use the replacement function, all the images
selected in the Edit screen will be replaced with the image selected in the Replace Image dialog
box.
When images are replaced, the following settings of the old image are inherited to the new image.
- Position
- Size
- Frame
- Position and size of the date
The cropping information and image orientation are not inherited.
In the Replace Image dialog box, you can change the display size and order of the thumbnails. See
Help for details.
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Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
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Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
Changing Position, Angle and Size of Photos
You can adjust the position, angle and size of images.
Select the image of which you want to change the position or size in the Edit screen and click
Image) or double-click the image.
(Edit
Set the Center Position, Rotation and Size, then click OK.
Note
You can also change the position and size of an image by dragging it in the Edit screen.
Select an image in the Edit screen, then click
(Free Rotate) and drag a corner of the image to
rotate it.
See Help for details on the position and size of images.
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Cropping Photos
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Cropping Photos
Cropping Photos
Cropping an image is the act of removing the unnecessary portions of the image by selecting the
necessary portions.
Select the image you want to crop in the Edit screen and click
image.
(Edit Image) or double-click the
Click the Crop tab in the Edit Image dialog box.
Drag the white squares on the image to change the area to be cropped and click OK.
Note
See Help for details on cropping.
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Framing Photos
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Photos
Framing Photos
You can add frames to images.
Important
You cannot add frames to images in Photo Print, Stickers, and Layout Print.
Select the image you want to frame in the Edit screen and click
image.
(Edit Image) or double-click the
Click the Frame tab in the Edit Image dialog box.
Select the frame you want to use from Frames and click OK.
Important
You cannot print dates on framed photos.
Note
Select the Apply to all images in the page checkbox to add the same frame to all the images on a
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selected page at one time.
Various frames are available on our website besides those saved in the application.
Click Search frames... to access the Canon website from which you can download additional
materials for free.
Internet connection is required to access the website. Internet connection fees apply.
This function may not be available in some regions.
Exit Easy-PhotoPrint EX before installing frames.
Search frames... will be displayed only if Album has been selected.
See Help for details on frames.
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Printing Dates on Photos
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Dates on Photos
Printing Dates on Photos
You can print dates on images.
Select the image you want to print the date in the Edit screen and click
the image.
(Edit Image) or double-click
Click the Date tab in the Edit Image dialog box.
Select the Show date checkbox.
Set the Text Orientation, Position, Font Size and Color, then click OK.
Important
You cannot print dates on framed images.
Note
The date is displayed in the short date format (mm/dd/yyyy, etc.) specified in your operating system.
See Help for details on setting dates.
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Attaching Comments to Photos
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Attaching Comments to Photos
Attaching Comments to Photos
You can attach comments to images and display them in your album. The photo name, shooting date
and comments are displayed (from top to bottom) in a comment box.
Important
You cannot attach comments to Photo Print, Calendar, Stickers, and Layout Print.
Select the image you want to attach comments to in the Edit screen and click
double-click the image.
Click the Comments tab in the Edit Image dialog box.
(Edit Image) or
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Select the Show comment box checkbox.
Select the checkboxes of the items you want to display, and enter comments.
Set the size and color of font, and position of the comments, etc., then click OK.
Note
See Help for details on comments.
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Adding Text to Photos
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Text to Photos
Adding Text to Photos
You can add text to photos.
Click
(Add Text) in the Edit screen and drag the mouse over the area in which you want to add text.
Note
The screens for Album printing are used as examples in the following descriptions. The screens
may vary depending on what you create.
Select the Text tab in the Edit Text Box dialog box and enter text.
Note
In the Edit Text Box dialog box, you can change the position, angle and size of the text. You can also
set the color and line of the text box. See Help for details.
To change the entered text, select it and click
appears. You can change the text.
(Edit Text Box). The Edit Text Box dialog box
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Saving
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Saving
You can save edited items.
Click Save in the Edit or Print Settings screen.
Note
The screens for Album printing are used as examples in the following descriptions. The screens
may vary depending on what you create.
When the Save As dialog box appears, specify the save location and file name, then click Save.
Important
If you edit a saved file and save it again, the file will be overwritten.
To save a file again with a new name or to a different location, select Save As... from the File menu
and save.
Note
Save will not be displayed in the Page Setup or Select Images screen.
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Setting Holidays
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Holidays
Setting Holidays
You can add holidays to your calendar.
(Setup Period/Holiday) in the
Click Set Holidays... in the Page Setup screen of Calendar, or click
Edit screen and click Set Holidays... in the Calendar General Settings dialog box to display the Holiday
Settings dialog box.
To add a holiday, click Add.... The Add/Edit Holiday dialog box appears. To edit a saved holiday, select it
and click Edit....
To delete a holiday, select it and click Delete. To delete all the saved holidays within your calendar
period, click Clear.
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Enter the name in Holiday Name and specify the date.
Select the Set as Holiday checkbox to display that day as a holiday in your calendar.
Note
See Help for details on each dialog box.
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Setting Calendar Display
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Calendar Display
Setting Calendar Display
You can customize the calendar display (fonts, lines, colors, position, size, etc.).
Click Settings... in the Page Setup screen of Calendar, or select a calendar in the Edit screen and click
(Setup Calendar) to display the Calendar Settings dialog box.
Important
The Position & Size tab is displayed only when the Calendar Settings dialog box is displayed from
the Edit screen.
Note
See Help for details on the Calendar Settings dialog box.
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Opening Saved Files
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Saved Files
Opening Saved Files
You can open files created with Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
1. Click Library from Menu.
The Open dialog box appears.
You can check files created and saved with Easy-PhotoPrint EX by icon view (only for Windows Vista)
or thumbnail view.
Important
When using 64bit Edition of Windows Vista or Windows XP, the contents of files cannot be
displayed on Explorer.
2. Select the file you want to open and click Open.
The Edit screen appears.
Note
Easy-PhotoPrint EX supports the following file formats (extensions).
- Easy-PhotoPrint EX Album file (.el1)
- Easy-PhotoPrint EX Stickers file (.el2)
- Easy-PhotoPrint EX Calendar file (.el4)
- Easy-PhotoPrint EX Layout file (.el5)
3. Edit the file if necessary.
Note
See the following sections for details on the editing procedures.
Opening Saved Files
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Editing Album
Editing Calendar
Editing Stickers
Editing Layout Print
Note
You can open files created with Easy-PhotoPrint EX with the following methods, besides from
Library in Menu.
- Double-click or click the file.
- From the File menu, click Open..., then select the file you want to edit.
You can also open a recently used file by clicking the file name shown in the File menu.
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Printing with Other Application Software
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with Other Application Software
Printing with Other Application Software
Various Printing Methods
Changing the Print Quality and Correcting Image Data
Overview of the Printer Driver
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Various Printing Methods
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Various Printing Methods
Printing with Easy Setup
Setting a Page Size and Orientation
Setting the Number of Copies and Printing Order
Setting the Stapling Margin
Borderless Printing
Fit-to-Page Printing
Scaled Printing
Page Layout Printing
Poster Printing
Booklet Printing
Duplex Printing
Stamp/Background Printing
Registering a Stamp
Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background
Printing an Envelope
Switching the Paper Source to Match the Purpose
Displaying the Print Results before Printing
Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size)
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Printing with Easy Setup
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Printing with Easy Setup
Printing with Easy Setup
The simple setup procedure for carrying out appropriate printing on this printer, is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select a frequently used profile
In Commonly Used Settings on the Quick Setup tab, select a printing profile suited for the purpose.
When you select a printing profile, the Additional Features, Media Type, and Printer Paper Size
settings are automatically switched to the values that were preset.
3. Select the print quality
Select High, Standard, or Fast that matches your purpose for Print Quality.
4. Select the paper source
Select Manual Feed, Cassette, or Rear Tray that matches your purpose for Paper Source.
Important
The paper source settings that can be selected may differ depending on the paper type and
size.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the document is printed with settings that matches your purpose.
Important
When you check the Always Print with Current Settings check box, all settings on the Quick Setup,
Main, Page Setup, and Effects tabs are saved, and you can print with the same settings from the
next time as well.
Click Save... to register the specified settings. For instructions on registering settings, see "
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Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile."
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Setting a Page Size and Orientation
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Setting a Page Size and Orientation
Setting a Page Size and Orientation
The paper size and orientation are essentially determined by the application. When the page size and
orientation set for Page Size and Orientation on the Page Setup tab are same as those set with the
application, you do not need to select them on the Page Setup tab.
When you are not able to specify them with the application, the procedure for selecting a page size and
orientation is as follows:
You can also set page size and Orientation on the Quick Setup tab.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the paper size
Select a page size from the Page Size list on the Page Setup tab.
3. Set Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape for Orientation. Check Rotate 180 degrees check box when you want to
perform printing with the original being rotated 180 degrees.
4. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the document will be printed with the selected page size and the orientation.
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Setting the Number of Copies and Printing Order
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Setting the Number of Copies and Printing Order
Setting the Number of Copies and Printing Order
Default Setting
Print from Last Page
Collate
Print from Last Page + Collate
The procedure for specifying the number of copies and printing order is as follows:
You can also set the number of copies on the Quick Setup tab.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Specify the number of copies to be printed
For Copies on the Page Setup tab, specify the number of copies to be printed.
3. Specify the print order
Check the Print from Last Page check box when you want to print from the last page in order. When
you do this, you do not need to sort pages into their correct order after printing.
4. Set up collated printing when you specify multiple copies in the Copies box
Check the Collate check box when you are specifying multiple copy together.
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Uncheck this check box to print all pages with the same page number together.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK.
The specified number of copies will be printed with the specified printing order.
Important
When the application software that you used to create the document has the same function, give
priority to the printer driver settings. However, if the print results are not acceptable, specify the
function settings on the application software. When you specify the number of copies and the
printing order with both the application and this printer driver, the number of copies may be
multiplied numbers of the two settings or the specified printing order may not be enabled.
Print from Last Page and Collate appear grayed out and are unavailable when Booklet is selected
for Page Layout.
Print from Last Page appears grayed out and is unavailable when Poster is selected for Page
Layout.
Note
By setting both Print from Last Page and Collate, you can perform printing so that papers are
collated one by one starting from the last page.
These settings can be used in combination with Borderless, Normal-size, Fit-to-Page, Scaled,
Page Layout, and Automatic Duplex Printing.
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Setting the Stapling Margin
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Setting the Stapling Margin
Setting the Stapling Margin
The procedure for setting the staple side and the margin width is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Specify the side to be stapled
Check the position of the stapling margin from Staple Side on the Page Setup tab.
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best
staple position. When you want to change the setting, select from the list.
3. Set the margin width
If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the margin width, and then click OK.
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4. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed with the specified staple side and margin width.
Important
Staple Side and Specify Margin... appear grayed out and are unavailable when:
Borderless, Poster, or Booklet is selected for Page Layout.
Scaled is selected for Page Layout (When Automatic Duplex Printing is also selected, only Staple
Side can be specified).
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Borderless Printing
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Borderless Printing
Borderless Printing
The borderless printing function allows you to print data without any margin by enlarging the data so that
it extends slightly off the paper. Without the borderless printing function, a margin is provided around the
printed data. When you want to print data such as a photo without providing any margin around it, select
borderless printing.
The procedure for performing borderless printing is as follows:
You can also set borderless printing in Additional Features on the Quick Setup tab.
Setting Borderless Printing
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set borderless printing
Select Borderless from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
When a message prompting you to change the media type appears, select a media type from the
list and click OK.
3. Check the paper size
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Borderless Printing
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Check the Page Size list. When you want to change, select another page size from the list. The list
displays only sizes that can be used for borderless printing.
4. Adjust the amount of extension from the paper
If necessary, adjust the amount of extension using the Amount of Extension slider.
Moving the slider to the right makes the amount larger and moving the slider to the left makes the
amount smaller.
It is recommended to set the slider at the second position from the right for most cases.
Important
When you set the slider at the rightmost position, the back side of the paper may become
smudged.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK.
The data will be printed without any margins on the paper.
Important
When a page size that cannot be used for borderless printing is selected, the size is automatically
changed to the valid page sizes for borderless printing.
When Plain Paper, Fine Art "Photo Rag", Other Fine Art Paper, or Envelope is selected from the
Media Type list on the Main tab, you cannot perform borderless printing.
When Borderless is selected, the Printer Paper Size, Automatic Duplex Printing, Staple Side
settings, and the Stamp/Background... button on the Page Setup tab appear grayed out and are
unavailable.
Print quality may deteriorate or the sheet may be stained at the top and bottom depending on the
type of the media used.
When the ratio of the height to the width differs from the image data, a portion of the image may not
be printed depending on the size of the media used.
In this case, crop the image data with an application software according to the paper size.
Expanding the Range of the Document to Print
Specifying a large amount of extension allows you to perform borderless printing with no problems.
However, the portion of the document that extends off the paper range will not be printed. Subjects
around the perimeter of a photo may not be printed.
Try borderless printing once. When you are not satisfied with the result of borderless printing, reduce the
amount of extension. The extension amount becomes shorter as the Amount of Extension slider is
moved to the left.
Important
When the amount of extension is shortened, an unexpected margin may be produced on the print,
depending on the size of the paper.
Note
When the Amount of Extension slider is set to the leftmost position, image data will be printed in the
full size.
When Preview before printing is checked on the Main tab, you can confirm before printing whether
there will be no border.
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Fit-to-Page Printing
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Fit-to-Page Printing
The procedure for printing a document that is automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the page size to be
used is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set fit-to-page printing
Select Fit-to-Page from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.
3. Select the paper size for the data
Using Page Size, select the page size that is set with your application.
4. Select the print paper size
Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer from the Printer Paper Size list.
When the Printer Paper Size is smaller than the Page Size, the page image will be reduced. When
the Printer Paper Size is larger than the Page Size, the page image will be enlarged.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.
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5. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the document will be enlarged or reduced to fit to the page size.
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Scaled Printing
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Scaled Printing
Scaled Printing
The procedure for printing a document with pages enlarged or reduced is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set scaled printing
Select Scaled from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.
3. Select the paper size for the data
Using Page Size, select the page size that is set with your application.
4. Set the scaling rate by using one of the following methods:
Select a Printer Paper Size
When the printer paper size is smaller than the Page Size, the page image will be reduced.
When the printer paper size is larger than the Page Size, the page image will be enlarged.
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Scaled Printing
Specify a scaling factor
Directly type in a value into the Scaling box.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the document will be printed with the specified scale.
Important
When the application software with which you created the original has the scaled printing function,
configure the settings on your application software. You do not need to configure the same setting
in the printer driver.
When Scaled is selected, the Staple Side list box appears grayed out and is unavailable (when
Automatic Duplex Printing is not selected).
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Selecting Scaled changes the printable area of the document.
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Page Layout Printing
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Page Layout Printing
Page Layout Printing
The page layout printing function allows you to print more than one page image on a single sheet of
paper.
The procedure for performing page layout printing is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set page layout printing
Select Page Layout from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.
3. Select the print paper size
Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer from the Printer Paper Size list.
Setting the layout of two pages of the document from left to right is complete.
4. Set the number of pages to be printed on one sheet and the page order
If necessary, click Specify..., specify the following settings in the Page Layout Printing dialog box, and
click OK.
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Pages
To increase the number of pages to be included on a single sheet of paper, select a desired
number of pages from the list.
You can also set 2-Page Print or 4-Page Print on the Quick Setup tab.
Page Order
To change the page arrangement order, select an icon from the list to change the page placement
order.
Page Border
To print a page border around each document page, check this check box.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, the specified number of pages will be arranged on each sheet of paper in
the specified order.
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Poster Printing
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Poster Printing
Poster Printing
The poster printing function allows you to enlarge image data, divide it into several pages, and print
these pages on separate sheets of paper. When the pages are pasted together, they form a large print
like a poster.
The procedure for performing poster printing is as follows:
Setting Poster Printing
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set poster printing
Select Poster from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.
3. Select the print paper size
Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer from the Printer Paper Size list.
Setting 2 by 2-page poster printing is complete.
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Poster Printing
4. Set the number of image divisions and the pages to be printed
If necessary, click Specify..., specify the following settings in the Poster Printing dialog box, and then
click OK.
Image Divisions
Select the number of divisions (vertical x horizontal). As the number of divisions increases, the
number of sheets used for printing increases, allowing you to create a larger poster.
Print "Cut/Paste" in margins
To leave out words "Cut" and "Paste", uncheck this check box.
Important
This feature is unavailable when the 64-bit printer driver is used.
Print "Cut/Paste" lines in margins
To leave out cut lines, uncheck this check box.
Pages
To reprint only specific pages, enter the page number you want to print. To print multiple pages,
specify by separating the pages with commas or entering a hyphen between the page numbers.
Note
You can also specify the print range by clicking the pages in the settings preview.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, the document will be divided into several pages during printing.
After all poster pages have been printed, paste the pages together to create a poster.
Printing Only Specific Pages
If ink becomes faint or runs out during printing, you can reprint specific pages by following the procedure
below:
1. Set the print range
In the settings preview on the left of the Page Setup tab, click the pages that do not need to be
printed.
The pages that were clicked are deleted, and only the pages to be printed are displayed.
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Note
Click the deleted pages to display them again.
Right-click the settings preview to select Print all pages or Delete all pages.
2. Complete the setup
After completing the page selection, click OK.
When you execute print, only specified pages will be printed.
Important
When Poster is selected, the Automatic Duplex Printing, Staple Side and Print from Last Page
appear grayed out and are unavailable.
Since poster printing enlarges the document when printing it, the print results may become coarse.
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Booklet Printing
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Booklet Printing
Booklet Printing
The booklet printing function allows you to print data for a booklet. Data is printed on both sides of the
paper. This type of printing ensures that pages can be collated properly, in page number order, when the
printed sheets are folded and stapled at the center.
The procedure for performing booklet printing is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set booklet printing
Select Booklet from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the window.
3. Select the print paper size
Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer from the Printer Paper Size list.
4. Set the margin for stapling and the margin width
Click Specify... and specify the following settings in the Booklet Printing dialog box, and then click
OK.
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Margin for stapling
Select which side should the stapling margin be on when the booklet is completed.
Insert blank page
To leave one side of a sheet blank, check the check box, and select the page to be left blank.
Margin
Enter the margin width. The specified width from the center of the sheet becomes the margin width
for one page.
Page Border
To print a page border around each document page, check the check box.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, the document is automatically printed first on one side of a sheet of paper
and then on the opposite side.
When the printing is complete, fold the paper at the center of the margin and make a booklet.
Important
Booklet cannot be selected when a media type other than Plain Paper is selected for Media Type.
When Booklet is selected, Automatic Duplex Printing, Staple Side, Print from Last Page, and Collate
appear grayed out and are unavailable.
Note
The stamp and background are not printed on blank sheets inserted with the Insert blank page
function of booklet printing.
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Duplex Printing
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Duplex Printing
Duplex Printing
The procedure for printing data on both sides of a sheet of paper is as follows:
You can also set duplex printing in Additional Features on the Quick Setup tab.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set automatic duplex printing
Check the Automatic Duplex Printing check box on the Page Setup tab.
3. Select the layout
Select Normal-size (or Fit-to-Page, Scaled, or Page Layout) from the Page Layout list.
4. Set the print area
When you perform duplex printing, the print area of the document becomes slightly narrower than
usual and the document may not fit on one page.
Click Print Area Setup..., and select one of the following processing methods.
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Use normal-size printing
Print without reducing the page.
Use reduced printing
Reduce the page slightly during printing.
5. Specify the side to be stapled
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best
Staple Side. When you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
6. Set the margin width
If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the margin width, and then click OK.
7. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, duplex printing will be started.
Important
Automatic Duplex Printing appears grayed out and is unavailable when:
A media type other than Plain Paper is selected for Media Type.
Poster is selected from the Page Layout list.
When Booklet is selected from the Page Layout list, Automatic Duplex Printing and Staple Side
appear grayed out and are unavailable.
After printing the front page, there is an ink drying wait time before starting to print the back page
(Operation stops temporarily). Do not touch the paper during the time. You can change the ink
drying wait time at Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab.
Note
When performing the automatic duplex printing, do not use any plain paper smaller than A5. Also,
do not select any type of paper other than Plain Paper at Media Type.
If the back side of the paper becomes smudged during duplex printing, perform Bottom Plate
Cleaning in the Maintenance tab.
Related Topic
Cleaning Inside the Printer
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Stamp/Background Printing
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Stamp/Background Printing
Stamp/Background Printing
This feature is unavailable when the 64-bit printer driver is used.
The Stamp function allows you to print a stamp text or a bitmap over or behind document data. It also
allows you to print date, time and user name. The Background function allows you to print a light
illustration behind the document data.
The procedure for performing stamp/background printing is as follows:
Printing a Stamp
"CONFIDENTIAL," "IMPORTANT," and other stamps that are used often in companies are pre-registered.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Stamp/Background... on the Page Setup tab
The Stamp/Background dialog box opens.
3. Select a stamp
Check the Stamp check box, and select a desired stamp from the list.
Stamp/Background Printing
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the Page Setup tab.
4. Set the stamp details
If necessary, specify the following settings, and then click OK.
Place stamp over text
To print the stamp on the front of the document, check this check box.
Note
The stamp is given priority because the stamp is printed over the document data in the
sections where the stamp and the document data overlap. When this check box is unchecked,
the stamp is printed behind the document data and may be hidden in the overlapping sections
depending on the application used.
Stamp first page only
To print the stamp only on the first page, check this check box.
Define Stamp... button
To change the stamp text, bitmap, or position, click this (refer to " Registering a Stamp ").
5. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed with the specified stamp.
Printing a Background
Two bitmap files are pre-registered as samples.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Stamp/Background... on the Page Setup tab
The Stamp/Background dialog box opens.
3. Select the background
Check the Background check box, and select a desired background from the list.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the Page Setup tab.
4. Set the background details
If necessary, complete the following settings, and then click OK.
Background first page only
To print the background only on the first page, check this check box.
Select Background... button
To use another background or change the layout or density of a background, click this (refer to "
Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background ").
5. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed with the specified background.
Important
When Borderless is selected, the Stamp/Background... button appears grayed out and is
unavailable.
Note
The stamp and background are not printed on blank sheets inserted with the Insert blank page
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function of booklet printing.
Related Topics
Registering a Stamp
Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background
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Registering a Stamp
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Stamp/Background Printing > Registering a Stamp
Registering a Stamp
This feature is unavailable when the 64-bit printer driver is used.
You can create and register a new stamp. You can also change and register some of the settings of an
existing stamp. Unnecessary stamps can be deleted at any time.
The procedure for registering a new stamp is as follows:
Registering a New Stamp
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Stamp/Background... on the Page Setup tab
The Stamp/Background dialog box opens.
3. Click Define Stamp...
The Stamp Settings dialog box opens.
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Registering a Stamp
4. Configure the stamp while viewing the preview window
Stamp tab
Select Text, Bitmap, or Date/Time/User Name that matches your purpose for Stamp Type.
For Text registration, the characters must already be entered in Stamp Text. If necessary,
change the TrueType Font, Style, Size, and Outline settings. You can select the color of the
stamp by clicking Select Color....
For Bitmap, click Select File... and select the bitmap file (.bmp) to be used. If necessary,
change the settings of the Size and Transparent white area.
For Date/Time/User Name, the creation date/time and user name of the printed object are
displayed in Stamp Text. If necessary, change the settings of TrueType Font, Style, Size, and
Outline. You can select the color of the stamp by clicking Select Color....
Important
Stamp Text appears grayed out and is unavailable when Date/Time/User Name is selected.
Placement tab
Select the stamp position from the Position list. You can also select Custom from the Position
list and specify coordinates for X-Position and Y-Position.
You can also change the stamp position by dragging the stamp in the preview window.
To change the stamp position angle, type a value in the Orientation box directly.
5. Save the stamp
Click the Save settings tab and enter a title in the Title box, and then click Save.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
6. Complete the setup
Click OK. The Stamp/Background dialog box opens again.
The registered title appears in the Stamp list.
Changing and Registering Some of Stamp Settings
1. Select the stamp for which the settings are to be changed
Check the Stamp check box in the Stamp/Background dialog box, and then select the title of the
stamp to be changed from the Stamp list.
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2. Click Define Stamp...
The Stamp Settings dialog box opens.
3. Configure the stamp while viewing the preview window
4. Overwrite save the stamp
Click Save overwrite on the Save settings tab.
When you want to save the stamp with a different title, type a new title in the Title box and click Save.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK. The Stamp/Background dialog box opens again.
The registered title appears in the Stamp list.
Deleting an Unnecessary Stamp
1. Click Define Stamp... in the Stamp/Background dialog box
The Stamp Settings dialog box opens.
2. Select the stamp to be deleted
Select the title of the stamp you want to delete from the Stamps list on the Save settings tab. Then
click Delete.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK. The Stamp/Background dialog box opens again.
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Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background
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Stamp/Background Printing > Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background
Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background
This feature is unavailable when the 64-bit printer driver is used.
You can select a bitmap file (.bmp) and register it as a new background. You can also change and
register some of the settings of an existing background. An unnecessary background can be deleted at
any time.
The procedure for registering image data to be used as a background is as follows:
Registering New Background
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Stamp/Background... on the Page Setup tab
The Stamp/Background dialog box opens.
3. Click Select Background...
The Background Settings dialog box opens.
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Registering Image Data to be Used as a Background
4. Select the image data to be registered to the background
Click Select File.... Select the target bitmap file (.bmp), and then click Open.
5. Specify the following settings while viewing the preview window
Layout Method
Select how the background image data is to be placed.
When Custom is selected, you can set coordinates for X-Position and Y-Position.
You can also change the background position by dragging the image in the preview window.
Intensity
Set the intensity of the background image data with the Intensity slider. To lighten the background,
move the slider to the left. To darken the background, move the slider to the right. To print the
background at the original bitmap intensity, move the slider to the rightmost position.
6. Save the background
Click the Save settings tab and enter a title in the Title box, and then click Save.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
7. Complete the setup
Click OK. The Stamp/Background dialog box opens again.
The registered title appears in the Background list.
Changing and Registering Some Background Settings
1. Select the background for which the settings are to be changed
Check the Background check box in the Stamp/Background dialog box, and then select the title of
the background you want to change from the Background list.
2. Click Select Background...
The Background Settings dialog box opens.
3. Specify the items on the Background tab while viewing the preview window.
4. Save the background
Click Save overwrite on the Save settings tab. When you want to save the background with a different
title, enter a new title in the Title box and click Save.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
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5. Complete the setup
Click OK. The Stamp/Background dialog box opens again.
The registered title appears in the Background list.
Deleting an Unnecessary Background
1. Click Select Background... in the Stamp/Background dialog box
The Background Settings dialog box opens.
2. Select the background to be deleted
Select the title of the background you want to delete from the Backgrounds list on the Save settings
tab, and then click Delete.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK. The Stamp/Background dialog box opens again.
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Printing an Envelope
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Printing an Envelope
Printing an Envelope
For details on how to load an envelope into the printer, refer to "Loading Paper in the Rear Tray" in the
manual: Basic Guide.
The procedure for performing envelope printing is as follows:
1. Load an envelope into the printer
Fold down the envelope flap.
Orient the envelope so that the flap is on the left and the folded surface is facing down, and load in
the rear tray.
2. Open the printer driver setup window
3. Select the media type
Select Envelope from Commonly Used Settings on the Quick Setup tab.
4. Select the paper size
Select Comm.Env. #10, DL Env., Youkei 4 105x235mm, or Youkei 6 98x190mm in the Envelope Size
Setting dialog box, and then click OK.
5. Set the orientation
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To print the addressee horizontally, select Landscape for Orientation.
6. Select the print quality
Select High or Standard that matches your purpose for Print Quality.
7. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the information is printed on the envelope.
Important
When you execute envelope printing, guide messages are displayed.
To hide the guide messages, check the Do not show this message again. check box.
To show the guide again, click the View Printer Status... button on the Maintenance tab, and start the
Canon IJ Status Monitor.
Then click Envelope Printing from Display Guide Message of the Option menu, and change the
setting to on.
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Switching the Paper Source to Match the Purpose
Switching the Paper Source to Match the Purpose
In this printer, there are three paper sources, a manual feed, a cassette and a rear tray.
You can facilitate printing by selecting a paper source setting that matches your media type or purpose.
The procedure for setting paper source is as follows:
You can also set the paper source on the Quick Setup tab.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the media type
Select the type of paper loaded in the printer from the Media Type list on the Main tab.
3. Select the paper source
From the Paper Source list, select the paper source that matches your purpose.
Manual Feed
Plain paper is supplied from the manual feed slot on the front tray.
Important
When A5 is selected for Page Size on the Page Setup tab, paper cannot be supplied from the
manual feed slot on the front tray.
Cassette
Plain paper is supplied from the cassette.
Rear Tray
Paper other than plain paper is fed from the rear tray.
4. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the printer uses the specified paper source to print the data.
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Displaying the Print Results before Printing
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Displaying the Print Results before Printing
Displaying the Print Results before Printing
You can display and check the print result before printing.
The procedure for displaying the print result before printing is as follows:
You can also set the print results display on the Quick Setup tab.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set the preview
Check the Preview before printing check box on the Main tab.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
The Canon IJ Preview will start and the print result will be displayed before printing.
Related Topic
Canon IJ Preview
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Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size)
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Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size)
Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size)
You can specify the height and width of paper when its size cannot be selected from the Page Size. Such
a paper size is called a custom size.
The procedure for specifying a custom size is as follows:
You can also set a custom size in Printer Paper Size on the Quick Setup tab.
1. Set the custom size in the application software
On your application's paper size feature, specify the custom size.
Important
When the application software that created the document has a function for specifying the
height and width values, use the application software to set the values. When the application
software does not have such a function or if the document does not print correctly, use the
printer driver to set the values.
2. Open the printer driver setup window
3. Select the paper size
Select Custom... for Page Size on the Page Setup tab.
The Custom Paper Size dialog box opens.
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4. Set the custom paper size
Specify Units, and enter the Width and Height of the paper to be used. Then click OK.
5. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Page Setup tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed with the specified paper size.
Important
When you use a custom paper size to print, specify the size of paper correctly in the Custom Paper
Size dialog box.
If an error message appears when you use the specified paper size, uncheck the Detect Paper
Width check box on the Custom Settings dialog box of the Maintenance tab.
Related Topic
Changing the Printer Operation Mode
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Changing the Print Quality and Correcting Image Data
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Correcting Image Data
Changing the Print Quality and Correcting Image Data
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Printing a Color Document in Monochrome
Specifying Color Correction
Optimal Photo Printing of Image Data
Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver
Printing with ICC Profiles
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Contrast
Simulating an Illustration
Representing Image Data with a Single Color
Presenting Image Data with Vivid Colors
Smoothing Jagged Outlines
Changing Color Properties to Improve Coloration
Reducing Photo Noise
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Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with Other Application Software > Changing the Print Quality and
Correcting Image Data > Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a
Halftoning Method
You can individually set the combined representation method for the print quality level and the halftoning
method.
The procedure for setting the print quality level and the halftoning method is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the print quality
Select Custom for Print Quality on the Main tab, and click Set....
The Custom dialog box opens.
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3. Setting the print quality and halftone expression method
Move the Quality slider to select the quality level.
Select the expression method in Halftoning and click OK.
Note
Halftones refer to color shades between the darkest color and the brightest color.
The printer replaces the color shades with a collection of small dots to express the halftones.
Dither arranges the dots according to fixed rules to express the halftones. Diffusion places the
dots randomly to express the halftones. When you select Auto, the data is printed with the
optimal halftoning method for the selected print quality.
4. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed with the specified quality level and halftoning method.
Important
Certain print quality levels and halftoning methods cannot be selected depending on the settings of
Media Type.
Note
When the part of the object is not printed, selecting Diffusion for Halftoning may solve the problem.
Related Topics
Specifying Color Correction
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Contrast
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Printing a Color Document in Monochrome
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Correcting Image Data > Printing a Color Document in Monochrome
Printing a Color Document in Monochrome
The procedure for printing a color document in monochrome is as follows:
You can also set a grayscale printing in Additional Features on the Quick Setup tab.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set grayscale printing
Check the Grayscale Printing check box on the Main tab.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the document is converted to grayscale data. It allows you to print the color
document in monochrome.
Important
When the Grayscale Printing check box is checked, the printer driver processes image data as
sRGB data. In this case, actual colors printed may differ from those in the original image data.
When using the grayscale printing function to print Adobe RGB data, convert the data to sRGB data
using an application software.
Note
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During Grayscale Printing, color inks may be used as well as black ink.
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Specifying Color Correction
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Correcting Image Data > Specifying Color Correction
Specifying Color Correction
You can specify the color correction method suited to the type of document to be printed.
Normally, the printer driver adjusts the colors by using Canon Digital Photo Color so that data is printed
with color tints that most people prefer. This method is suitable for printing sRGB data.
When you want to print by using the color space (Adobe RGB or sRGB) of the image data effectively,
select ICM. When you want to use an application software to specify a printing ICC profile, select None.
The procedure for specifying color correction is as follows:
You can also set color correction on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Photo Printing under Commonly
Used Settings, and then choosing Color/Intensity Manual Adjustment under Additional Features.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the manual color adjustment
On the Main tab, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
3. Select color correction
Click Matching tab, select Color Correction setting that matches your purpose from the following,
and click OK.
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Driver Matching
By using Canon Digital Photo Color, you can print sRGB data with color tints that most people prefer.
Driver Matching is the default setting for color correction.
ICM
You can print by using the color space (Adobe RGB or sRGB) of the image data effectively.
None
The printer driver does not perform color correction. Select this value when you are specifying an
individually created printing ICC profile or a printing ICC profile for special Canon paper in an
application software to print data.
4. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed with the specified color correction method.
Important
When ICM is disabled in the application software, ICM is unavailable for Color Correction and the
printer may not be able to print the image data properly.
When the Grayscale Printing check box on the Main tab is checked, Color Correction appears
grayed out and is unavailable.
Related Topics
Optimal Photo Printing of Image Data
Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver
Printing with ICC Profiles
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Optimal Photo Printing of Image Data
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with Other Application Software > Changing the Print Quality and
Correcting Image Data > Specifying Color Correction > Optimal Photo Printing of Image Data
Optimal Photo Printing of Image Data
When people print images taken with digital cameras, they sometimes feel that the printed color tones
differ from those of actual image or those displayed on the monitor.
To get the print results as close as possible to the desired color tones, you must select a printing
method that is best suited to the application software used or to your purpose.
Color Management
Devices such as digital cameras, scanners, monitors, and printers handle color differently. Color
management (color matching) is a method that manages device-dependent "colors" as a common color
space. For Windows, a color management system called "ICM" is built into the operating system.
Adobe RGB and sRGB are popularly used as common color spaces. Adobe RGB has a wider color
space than sRGB.
ICC profiles convert device-dependent "colors" into a common color space. By using an ICC profile and
carrying out color management, you can draw out the color space of the image data within the color
reproduction area that the printer can express.
Selecting a Printing Method Suited to the Image Data
The recommended printing method depends on the color space (Adobe RGB or sRGB) of the image
data or the application software to be used. There are two typical printing methods. Check the color
space (Adobe RGB or sRGB) of the image data and the application software to be used, and then select
the printing method suited to your purpose.
Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver
Describes the procedure for printing sRGB data by using the color correction function of the printer driver.
To print using Canon Digital Photo Color
The printer prints data with color tints that most people prefer, reproducing colors of the original image
data and producing three-dimensional effects and high, sharp contrasts.
To print by directly applying editing and touch-up results of an application software
When printing the data, the printer brings out subtle color difference between dark and light areas,
while leaving the darkest and lightest areas intact.
When printing the data, the printer applies fine adjustment results, such as brightness adjustments
made with an application software.
Printing with ICC Profiles
Describes the procedure for printing by using the color space of Adobe RGB or sRGB effectively.
You can print with a common color space by setting up the application software and the printer driver so
that the color management matches the input ICC profile of the image data.
The method for setting up the printer driver differs depending on the application software to be used.
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Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver
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Correcting Image Data > Specifying Color Correction > Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver
Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver
You can specify the color correction function of the printer driver to print sRGB data with color tints that
most people prefer through the use of Canon Digital Photo Color.
When printing from an application software that can identify ICC profiles and allows you to specify them,
use a printing ICC profile in the application software, and select settings for color management.
The procedure for adjusting colors with the printer driver is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the media type
Select the type of paper loaded in the printer from the Media Type list on the Main tab.
3. Select the print quality
Select High, Standard, or Fast that matches your purpose for Print Quality.
4. Select the manual color adjustment
Select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
5. Select color correction
Click Matching tab, and select Driver Matching for Color Correction.
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6. Set the other items
If necessary, click Color Adjustment tab, and adjust the color balance of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and
adjust Brightness, Intensity, and Contrast settings, and then click OK.
7. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the printer driver adjusts the colors when printing the data.
Related Topics
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Specifying Color Correction
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Contrast
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Printing with ICC Profiles
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Correcting Image Data > Specifying Color Correction > Printing with ICC Profiles
Printing with ICC Profiles
When the image data has a specified input ICC profile, you can print by using the color space (Adobe
RGB or sRGB) of the data effectively.
The printer driver setting procedure varies depending on the application software used to print.
Specify an ICC Profile from the Application Software and Print the Data
When you print the editing and touch-up results of Adobe Photoshop, Canon Digital Photo Professional,
or any application software that allows you to specify input and printing ICC profiles, you print by
effectively using the color space of the input ICC profile specified in the image data.
To use this printing method, use your application software to select color management items and
specify an input ICC profile and a printing ICC profile in the image data.
Even if you print using a printing ICC profile that you created yourself or one for special Canon paper from
your application software, be sure to select color management items from your application software.
For instructions, refer to the manual of the application software you are using.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the media type
Select the type of paper loaded in the printer from the Media Type list on the Main tab.
3. Select the print quality
Select High, Standard, or Fast that matches your purpose for Print Quality.
4. Select the manual color adjustment
Select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
5. Select color correction
Printing with ICC Profiles
Click Matching tab, and select None for Color Correction.
6. Set the other items
If necessary, click Color Adjustment tab, and adjust the color balance of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and
adjust Brightness, Intensity, and Contrast settings, and then click OK.
7. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the printer uses the color space of the image data.
Specify an ICC Profile with the Printer Driver, and then Print
Print from a program that cannot identity input ICC profiles or does allow you to specify one by specifying
input ICC profiles from printer profiles of the printer driver. When printing Adobe RGB data, you can print
the data with the Adobe RGB color space even if the application software does not support Adobe RGB.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the media type
Select the type of paper loaded in the printer from the Media Type list on the Main tab.
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3. Select the print quality
Select High, Standard, or Fast that matches your purpose for Print Quality.
4. Select the manual color adjustment
Select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
5. Select color correction
Click Matching tab, and select ICM for Color Correction.
6. Select the input profile
Select an Input Profile that matches the color space of the image data.
For sRGB data or data without an input ICC profile:
Select Standard.
For Adobe RGB data:
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Select Adobe RGB (1998).
Important
When the application software specifies an input profile, the input profile setting of the printer
driver becomes invalid.
When no input ICC profiles are installed on your computer, Adobe RGB (1998) is not displayed.
You can install ICC profiles from the Setup CD-ROM that accompanies the printer.
7. Select the rendering intent
Select the coloring adjustment method in Rendering Intent.
Saturation
This method reproduces images even more vividly than the Perceptual method.
Perceptual
This method reproduces images by focusing on color tints that most people prefer. Select this
method to print photos.
Relative Colorimetric
When image data is converted to the color space of the printer, this method converts the image
data so the color reproduction approximates the shared color regions. Select this method to print
image data with colors that are close to the original colors.
Absolute Colorimetric
When Relative Colorimetric is selected, white spots are reproduced as white spots of the paper
(background color). However, when Absolute Colorimetric is selected, how the white spots are
reproduced depends on the image data.
Important
When Windows XP SP2 or Windows XP SP3 is used, this function is disabled.
8. Set the other items
If necessary, click Color Adjustment tab, and adjust the color balance of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and
adjust Brightness, Intensity, and Contrast settings, and then click OK.
9. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed with the color space of the selected image data.
Related Topics
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Specifying Color Correction
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Contrast
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Adjusting Color Balance
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Correcting Image Data > Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Color Balance
You can adjust the color tints when printing.
Since this function adjusts color balance of the output by changing the ink ratios of each color, it changes
the total color balance of the document. Use the application software if you want to change the color
balance significantly. Use the printer driver only when you want to adjust the color balance slightly.
The following sample shows the case when color balance is used to intensify cyan and to diminish
yellow so that the overall colors are more uniform.
No adjustment
Adjust Color Balance
The procedure for adjusting color balance is as follows:
You can also set color balance on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Photo Printing under Commonly
Used Settings, and then choosing Color/Intensity Manual Adjustment under Additional Features.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the manual color adjustment
On the Main tab, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
3. Adjust color balance
There are individual sliders for Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. Each color becomes stronger when the
corresponding slider is moved to the right, and becomes weaker when the corresponding slider is
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moved to the left. For example, when cyan becomes weaker, the color red becomes stronger.
You can also directly enter a value linked to the slider. Enter a value in the range from -50 to 50.
After adjusting each color, click OK.
Important
Adjust the slider gradually.
4. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the document is printed with the adjusted color balance.
Important
When the Grayscale Printing check box on the Main tab is checked, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
appear grayed out and are unavailable.
Related Topics
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Specifying Color Correction
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Contrast
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Adjusting Brightness
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Correcting Image Data > Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Brightness
You can change the brightness of the overall image data during printing.
This function does not change pure white or pure black but it changes the brightness of the intermediate
colors.
The following sample shows the print result when the brightness specification is changed.
Light is selected
Normal is selected
Dark is selected
The procedure for adjusting brightness is as follows:
You can also set brightness on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Photo Printing under Commonly Used
Settings, and then choosing Color/Intensity Manual Adjustment under Additional Features.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the manual color adjustment
On the Main tab, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
3. Specify the brightness
Select Light, Normal, or Dark for Brightness, and click OK.
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4. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the data is printed at the specified brightness.
Related Topics
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Specifying Color Correction
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Contrast
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Adjusting Intensity
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Correcting Image Data > Adjusting Intensity
Adjusting Intensity
You can dilute (brighten) or intensify (darken) the colors of the overall image data during printing.
When you want to sharpen the print results, you should intensify the colors.
The following sample shows the case when the intensity is increased so that all colors become more
intense when the image data is printed.
No adjustment
Higher Intensity
The procedure for adjusting intensity is as follows:
You can also set intensity on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Photo Printing under Commonly Used
Settings, and then choosing Color/Intensity Manual Adjustment under Additional Features.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the manual color adjustment
Select Manual for Color/Intensity on the Main tab, and click Set....
The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
3. Adjust intensity
Moving the Intensity slider to the right intensifies (darkens) the colors. Moving the slider to the left
dilutes (brightens) the colors.
You can also directly enter a value linked to the slider. Enter a value in the range from -50 to 50.
After adjusting each color, click OK.
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Important
Adjust the slider gradually.
4. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the image data is printed with the adjusted intensity.
Related Topics
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Specifying Color Correction
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Contrast
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Adjusting Contrast
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Correcting Image Data > Adjusting Contrast
Adjusting Contrast
You can adjust the image contrast during printing.
To make the differences between the light and dark portions of images greater and more distinct,
increase the contrast. On the other hand, to make the differences between the light and dark portions of
images smaller and less distinct, reduce the contrast.
No adjustment
Adjust the contrast
The procedure for adjusting contrast is as follows:
You can also set contrast on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Photo Printing under Commonly Used
Settings, and then choosing Color/Intensity Manual Adjustment under Additional Features.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Select the manual color adjustment
On the Main tab, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.
3. Adjust the contrast
Moving the Contrast slider to the right increases the contrast, and moving it to the left decreases the
contrast.
You can also directly enter a value linked to the slider. Enter a value in the range from -50 to 50.
After adjusting each color, click OK.
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Important
Adjust the slider gradually.
4. Complete the setup
Click OK on the Main tab.
When you execute print, the image is printed with the adjusted contrast.
Related Topics
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality Level and a Halftoning Method
Specifying Color Correction
Adjusting Color Balance
Adjusting Brightness
Adjusting Intensity
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Simulating an Illustration
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Correcting Image Data > Simulating an Illustration
Simulating an Illustration
With the Simulate Illustration function, you can print full-color or 256-color image data so that it looks like
a hand-drawn illustration. This function adds different effects to the original profile and colors.
The procedure for performing Simulate Illustration is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set the Simulate Illustration
If necessary, check the Simulate Illustration check box on the Effects tab, and adjust the Contrast.
Moving the slider to the right lightens the image data and moving the slider to the left darkens the
image data.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the image will be printed so that it looks hand-drawn.
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Representing Image Data with a Single Color
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Correcting Image Data > Representing Image Data with a Single Color
Representing Image Data with a Single Color
With the Monochrome Effects function, you can benefit from coloring effects such as changing a
photograph to a sepia tone image.
The procedure for performing Monochrome Effects is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set Monochrome Effects
Check the Monochrome Effects check box on the Effects tab and select your desired color.
When you use Select Color, move the Color slider to specify the color you want.
The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the image will be printed with a single color.
Important
When the Grayscale Printing check box on the Main tab is checked, Monochrome Effects appears
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grayed out and is unavailable.
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Presenting Image Data with Vivid Colors
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Correcting Image Data > Presenting Image Data with Vivid Colors
Presenting Image Data with Vivid Colors
The Vivid Photo function allows you to print image data with vivid colors.
The vivid photo function emphasizes the colors in background sceneries while maintaining the human
skin color natural. By using this function, you can make vivid hues appear even more vivid.
The procedure for performing Vivid Photo is as follows:
You can also set vivid photos on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Photo Printing under Commonly Used
Settings, and then choosing Additional Features.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set Vivid Photo
Check the Vivid Photo check box on the Effects tab.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the image will be printed with vivid colors.
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Smoothing Jagged Outlines
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Correcting Image Data > Smoothing Jagged Outlines
Smoothing Jagged Outlines
The Image Optimizer function allows you to smooth jagged outlines in photos and graphics that have
been enlarged with your application. This feature is especially useful when printing low-resolution
images from Web pages.
The procedure for performing Image Optimizer is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set image optimizer
Check the Image Optimizer check box on the Effects tab.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
The photos and graphics will be printed with jagged outlines smoothed.
Note
Depending on application software or resolution of image data, the image optimizer may have no
discernible effects.
It may take longer to complete printing when the image optimizer is used.
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Changing Color Properties to Improve Coloration
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Correcting Image Data > Changing Color Properties to Improve Coloration
Changing Color Properties to Improve Coloration
The Photo Optimizer PRO function corrects colors of digital camera images or scanned images. It is
specially designed to compensate for color shift, overexposure, and underexposure.
The procedure for performing Photo Optimizer PRO is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set Photo Optimizer PRO
Check the Photo Optimizer PRO check box on the Effects tab.
Normally there is no need to check the Apply Throughout Page check box.
Images within each page are optimized on an image-by-image basis.
Note
Check the Apply Throughout Page check box when printing image data that has been
processed, such as being cropped or rotated. In this case the entire page will be treated as a
single image to be optimized.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the images will be printed with color compensation.
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Important
Photo Optimizer PRO does not function when:
Background is set in the Stamp/Background dialog box on the Page Setup tab.
Define Stamp... is selected in the Stamp/Background dialog box on the Page Setup tab, and the
bitmapped stamp is configured.
Note
Depending on images, the Photo Optimizer PRO may have no discernible effect.
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Reducing Photo Noise
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Advanced Guide > Printing from a Computer > Printing with Other Application Software > Changing the Print Quality and
Correcting Image Data > Reducing Photo Noise
Reducing Photo Noise
With the Photo Noise Reduction function, you can reduce the digital camera noise and improve the
image quality of the digital print.
The procedure for performing Photo Noise Reduction is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set Photo Noise Reduction
Check the Photo Noise Reduction check box on the Effects tab and select Normal or Strong for the
level.
3. Complete the setup
Click OK.
When you execute print, the image will be printed with the digital camera noise being reduced.
Note
It is recommended to select Normal for most cases. Select Strong if you have selected Normal and
the noise still bothers you.
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Depending on application software or resolution of image data, effects of digital camera noise
reduction may not be obvious.
When this function is used for other than photos taken by digital cameras, image may be distorted.
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Overview of the Printer Driver
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Overview of the Printer Driver
Printer Driver Operations
Canon IJ Printer Driver
How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window
Maintenance Tab
Canon IJ Status Monitor
Canon IJ Preview
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Printer Driver Operations
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MA-5574-V1.00
| Instructions for Use (Printer Driver) | How to Use This Manual | Printing This Manual |
Various Printing Methods
Printing with Easy Setup
Setting a Page Size and Orientation
Setting the Number of Copies and Printing
Order
Changing Printer Settings from Your
Computer
Changing the Print Options
Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile
Managing the Printer Power
Setting the Stapling Margin
Reducing the Printer Noise
Borderless Printing
Changing the Printer Operation Mode
Fit-to-Page Printing
Scaled Printing
Page Layout Printing
Poster Printing
Performing Maintenance from a Computer
Cleaning the Print Heads
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
Booklet Printing
Aligning the Print Head Position
Duplex Printing
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
Stamp/Background Printing
Cleaning the Transport Rollers
Printing an Envelope
Cleaning Inside the Printer
Switching the Paper Source to Match the
Purpose
Displaying the Print Results before Printing
Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size)
Maintaining the Ink Quality
Overview of the Printer Driver
Canon IJ Printer Driver
How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window
Changing the Print Quality and Correcting
Image Data
Maintenance Tab
Selecting a Combination of the Print Quality
Level and a Halftoning Method
Canon IJ Preview
Printing a Color Document in Monochrome
Canon IJ Status Monitor
Updating the Printer Driver
Specifying Color Correction
Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver
Adjusting Color Balance
Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver
Adjusting Brightness
Before Installing the Printer Driver
Adjusting Intensity
Installing the Printer Driver
Adjusting Contrast
Simulating an Illustration
Appendix
Representing Image Data with a Single Color
Deleting the Undesired Print Job
Presenting Image Data with Vivid Colors
Smoothing Jagged Outlines
Changing Color Properties to Improve
Coloration
Reducing Photo Noise
Canon IJ Printer Driver
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> Canon IJ Printer Driver
Canon IJ Printer Driver
The Canon IJ printer driver is software that is installed on your computer for printing data on this printer.
The Canon IJ printer driver converts the print data created by your Windows application into data that your
printer can understand and sends the converted data to the printer.
Because different models support different print data formats, you need a Canon IJ printer driver for the
specific model you are using.
How to Use Printer Driver Help
You can display the Help describing the driver setting items through the printing preferences screen of
the Canon IJ printer driver.
To view all descriptions of a tab...
Click the Help button on each tab. A dialog box opens, displaying a description of each item on the
tab.
You can also click the link found in the description of an item to display a description of the linked
dialog box.
To see a description for each item...
Right-click the item you want to learn about and then click What's This?.
Alternatively, when the
Help button is found at the right end of the title bar, click that button, and
then click the item you want to learn about.
A description of the item is displayed.
Related Topic
How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window
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How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window
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> Canon IJ Printer Driver > How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window
How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window
The printer driver setup window can be displayed through the application software in use or the Start
menu of the Windows.
Note
This guide mainly describes operations on the Windows Vista. Operations may differ depending on
versions of the Windows.
Open the Printer Driver Setup Window through the Application Software
Follow the procedure below to configure printing profile when printing.
1. Select the command you perform printing on the application software in use
In general, select Print on the File menu to open the Print dialog box.
2. Select your model name and click Preferences (or Properties)
The printer driver setup window appears.
Note
Depending on application software you use, command names or menu names may vary and
there may be more steps. For details, refer to the user's manual of your application software.
Open the Printer Driver Setup Window through the Start Menu
Follow the procedure below to perform maintenance operations such as print head cleaning, or to
configure printing profile that are common for all application software.
1. Select items from the Start menu as shown below:
In Windows Vista, select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Printers.
In Windows XP, select the start menu -> Control Panel -> Printers and Other Hardware ->
Printers and Faxes.
In Windows 2000, select the Start menu -> Settings -> Printers.
2. Right-click your model name icon, and then select Printing Preferences... from the
displayed menu
The printer driver setup window appears.
Important
Opening the printer driver setup window through Properties displays such tabs regarding the
Windows functions as the Ports (or Advanced) tab. Those tabs do not appear when opening
through Printing Preferences... or application software. For tabs regarding Windows functions,
refer to the user's manual for the Windows.
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Maintenance Tab
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> Canon IJ Printer Driver > Maintenance Tab
Maintenance Tab
The Maintenance tab allows you to perform printer maintenance or change the settings of the printer.
Features
Cleaning the Print Heads
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
Aligning the Print Head Position
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
Cleaning the Transport Rollers
Cleaning Inside the Printer
Maintaining the Ink Quality
Managing the Printer Power
Related Features
Reducing the Printer Noise
Changing the Printer Operation Mode
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Canon IJ Status Monitor
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> Canon IJ Status Monitor
Canon IJ Status Monitor
The Canon IJ Status Monitor is an application software that shows the status of the printer and the
progress of printing on the Windows screen. You will know the status of the printer with graphics, icons,
and messages.
Launching the Canon IJ Status Monitor
The Canon IJ Status Monitor launches automatically when data is sent to the printer. When launched, the
Canon IJ Status Monitor appears as a button on the task bar.
Click the status monitor button displayed on the task bar. The Canon IJ Status Monitor appears.
Note
To open the Canon IJ Status Monitor when the printer is not printing, open the printer driver setup
window and click View Printer Status... on the Maintenance tab.
When Errors Occur
The Canon IJ Status Monitor is automatically displayed if an error occurs (e.g., if the printer runs out of
paper or if the ink is low).
In such cases, take the appropriate action as described.
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Canon IJ Preview
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> Canon IJ Preview
Canon IJ Preview
The Canon IJ Preview is an application software that displays what the print result will look like before a
document is actually printed.
The preview reflects the information that is set within the printer driver and allows you to check the
document layout, print order, and number of pages. You can also change the media type and paper
source settings.
When you want to display a preview before printing, open the printer driver setup window , click the Quick
Setup tab or the Main tab, and check the Preview before printing check box.
When you do not want to display a preview before printing, uncheck the check box.
Related Topic
Displaying the Print Results before Printing
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Maintenance
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance
Maintenance
Cleaning Your Printer
Performing Maintenance from a Computer
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Cleaning Your Printer
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Cleaning Your Printer
Cleaning Your Printer
Cleaning
Cleaning the Exterior of the Printer
Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Printer
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Cleaning
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Cleaning Your Printer > Cleaning
Cleaning
This section describes the cleaning procedure that is needed to maintain your printer.
Important
Do not use tissue paper, paper towels, rough-textured cloth, or similar materials for cleaning so as
not to scratch the surface. Paper tissue powder or fine threads may remain inside the printer and
cause problems such as print head blockage and poor printing results. Be sure to use a soft cloth.
Never use volatile liquids such as thinners, benzene, acetone, or any other chemical cleaner to
clean the printer, as this may cause a malfunction or damage the printer's surface.
Cleaning the Exterior of the Printer
Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Printer
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Cleaning the Exterior of the Printer
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Cleaning the Exterior of the Printer
Be sure to use a soft cloth such as eyeglasses cleaning cloth and wipe off dirt on the surface gently.
Smooth out wrinkles on the cloth if necessary before cleaning.
Important
Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power plug before cleaning the printer.
Do not use tissue paper, paper towels, rough-textured cloth, or similar materials, as this may
scratch the surface.
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Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Printer
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Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Printer
If protrusions inside the printer are stained, wipe off any ink from the protrusions using a cotton swab or
the like.
Important
Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power plug before cleaning the printer.
Do not touch (A) and (B) inside of the printer when cleaning.
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Performing Maintenance from a Computer
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer
Performing Maintenance from a Computer
Cleaning the Print Heads
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
Aligning the Print Head Position
Manual Print Head Alignment
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
Cleaning the Transport Rollers
Cleaning Inside the Printer
Maintaining the Ink Quality
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Cleaning the Print Heads
Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Cleaning the Print Heads
Cleaning the Print Heads
The print head cleaning function allows you to unclog clogged nozzles in the print head. Perform print
head cleaning if printing is faint or a specific color fails to print, even though there is enough ink.
The procedure for cleaning the print heads is as follows:
Cleaning
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
The Print Head Cleaning dialog box opens. Follow the instruction shown in the dialog box.
Click Initial Check Items to display the items you need to check before performing Cleaning.
3. Execute cleaning
Make sure that the printer is on and then click Execute.
Print head cleaning starts.
4. Complete cleaning
The Nozzle Check dialog box opens after the confirmation message.
5. Check the results
To check whether the print quality has improved, click Print Check Pattern. To cancel the check
process, click Cancel.
If cleaning the head once does not resolve the print head problem, clean it once more.
Deep Cleaning
Deep Cleaning is more thorough than cleaning. Perform deep cleaning when two Cleaning attempts do
not resolve the print head problem.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Deep Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
The Deep Cleaning dialog box opens. Follow the instruction shown in the dialog box.
Click Initial Check Items to display the items you need to check before performing Deep Cleaning.
3. Execute deep cleaning
Make sure that the printer is on and then click Execute.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
Print head deep cleaning starts.
4. Complete deep cleaning
The Nozzle Check dialog box opens after the confirmation message.
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5. Check the results
To check whether the print quality has improved, click Print Check Pattern. To cancel the check
process, click Cancel.
Important
Cleaning consumes a small amount of ink. Deep Cleaning consumes a larger amount of ink than
Cleaning.
Cleaning the print heads frequently will rapidly deplete your printer's ink supply. Consequently,
perform cleaning only when necessary.
Note
If there is no sign of improvement after Deep Cleaning, switch off the printer, wait 24 hours, and
then perform Deep Cleaning again. If there is still no sign of improvement, the ink may have run out
or the print head may be worn. For details on the remedial action to be taken, see " Printer Moves
But Ink Is Not Ejected ."
Related Topic
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
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Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
Cleans the paper feed roller. Perform feed roller cleaning when there are paper particles sticking to the
paper feed roller and paper is not fed properly.
The procedure for performing the feed roller cleaning is as follows:
Roller Cleaning
1. Prepare the printer
Remove all sheets of paper from the paper source from which paper could not be properly fed.
2. Open the printer driver setup window
3. Click Roller Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
The Roller Cleaning dialog box opens.
4. Select Rear Tray or Cassette, and click OK
The confirmation message appears.
5. Execute paper feed roller cleaning
Make sure that the printer is on and click OK.
Paper feed roller cleaning starts.
6. Complete paper feed roller cleaning
After the rollers have stopped, follow the instruction in the message, load three sheets of plain
paper into the selected paper source of the printer, and click OK.
Paper will be ejected and feed roller cleaning will be completed.
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Aligning the Print Head Position
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Aligning the Print Head Position
Aligning the Print Head Position
Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors
and lines.
This printer supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head
alignment. Normally, the printer is set for automatic head alignment.
If the printing results are unsatisfactory even after you execute automatic head alignment, see " Manual
Print Head Alignment ," and execute manual head alignment. To change to the manual head alignment,
click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab, and then check the Align heads manually check box.
The procedure for performing print head alignment is as follows:
Print Head Alignment
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Print Head Alignment on the Maintenance tab
The Start Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.
3. Load paper in the printer
Load two sheets of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the cassette.
4. Execute head alignment
Make sure that the printer is on and click Align Print Head.
Follow the instruction in the message.
Note
To print and check the current setting, open the Start Print Head Alignment dialog box, and click
Print Alignment Value.
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Manual Print Head Alignment
Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Manual Print Head Alignment
Manual Print Head Alignment
This section describes how to align the Print Head manually.
If the results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not satisfactory, follow the procedure below to
perform Manual Print Head Alignment to precisely align the Print Head.
For details on performing Automatic Print Head Alignment, see Routine Maintenance .
Note
Be sure to load paper in the Cassette. The Rear Tray or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray cannot
be used for Manual Print Head Alignment.
The print head alignment pattern is printed in black and blue only.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Load two sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Cassette.
3. Open the Front Tray gently, and extend the Front Tray Extension.
4. Print the pattern.
1. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Open the Printer Properties Dialog Box through the Start Menu
2. Click the Maintenance tab, then Custom Settings.
3. Select the Align heads manually check box, then click Send.
4. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
5. In the Maintenance sheet click Print Head Alignment.
6. Confirm the displayed message and click Align Print Head.
Important
Do not open the Top Cover while printing is in progress.
Note
To confirm the current setting, click Print Alignment Value and print the pattern.
7. After the pattern is printed, click Yes.
The dialog for entering a print head alignment value is displayed.
5. Look at the first printout and adjust the print head position.
1. Check the printed patterns and select the number of the pattern in column A that has the least
noticeable vertical streaks.
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Manual Print Head Alignment
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable
vertical white streaks.
(A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(B) More noticeable vertical white streaks
2. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column K, then click OK.
3. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
The second pattern is printed.
Important
Do not open the Top Cover while printing is in progress.
6. Look at the second printout and adjust the print head position.
1. Check the printed patterns and select the number of the pattern in column L that has the least
noticeable vertical streaks.
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Manual Print Head Alignment
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable
vertical white streaks.
(C) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(D) More noticeable vertical white streaks
2. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column T, then click OK.
Select the number of the pattern from column R to column T that has the least noticeable
horizontal streaks.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable
horizontal white streaks.
(E) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(F) More noticeable horizontal white streaks
3. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
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Manual Print Head Alignment
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Load two sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Cassette.
3. Open the Front Tray gently, and extend the Front Tray Extension.
4. Print the pattern.
1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box.
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
2. Select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu.
3. Select the Align heads manually check box, then click Send.
4. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
5. Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
6. Click Print Head Alignment.
7. Confirm the displayed message and click Align Print Head.
The dialog for entering a print head alignment value is displayed.
Important
Do not open the Top Cover while printing is in progress.
Note
To confirm the current setting, click Print Alignment Value and print the pattern.
5. Look at the first printout and adjust the print head position.
1. Check the printed patterns and select the number of the pattern in column A that has the least
noticeable vertical streaks.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable
vertical white streaks.
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(A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(B) More noticeable vertical white streaks
2. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column K, then click
Send.
3. Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
The second pattern is printed.
Important
Do not open the Top Cover while printing is in progress.
6. Look at the second printout and adjust the print head position.
1. Check the printed patterns and select the number of the pattern in column L that has the least
noticeable vertical streaks.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable
vertical white streaks.
(C) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(D) More noticeable vertical white streaks
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2. Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting the pattern number for column T, then click Send.
Select the number of the pattern from column R to column T that has the least noticeable
horizontal streaks.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable
horizontal white streaks.
(E) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(F) More noticeable horizontal white streaks
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Checking the Print Head Nozzles
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Checking the Print Head Nozzles
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
The nozzle check function allows you to check whether the print heads are working properly by printing a
nozzle check pattern. Print the pattern if printing becomes faint, or if a specific color fails to print.
The procedure for printing a nozzle check pattern is as follows:
Nozzle Check
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Nozzle Check on the Maintenance tab
The Nozzle Check dialog box opens.
To display a list of items that you should check before printing the check pattern, click Initial Check
Items.
3. Load paper in the printer
Load a sheet of A4 size or Letter size plain paper into the cassette.
4. Print a nozzle check pattern
Make sure that the printer is on and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern is printed.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
The Pattern Check dialog box opens.
5. Check the print result
Check the print result. When the print result is normal, click Exit.
If the print result is smudged or if there are any unprinted sections, click Cleaning to clean the print
head.
Related Topic
Cleaning the Print Heads
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Cleaning the Transport Rollers
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Cleaning the Transport Rollers
Cleaning the Transport Rollers
Cleans the transport rollers. To improve the print results by eliminating unwanted lines, use a specified
cleaning sheet and execute this cleaning.
This cleaning becomes necessary after a fixed number of pages are printed.
You should normally execute this printing when prompted by an error message displayed on the status
monitor or the printer operation panel.
For instructions on how to load the specified cleaning sheet into the printer, refer to "Cleaning the
Transport Roller (Sheet Cleaning)" in the manual: Basic Guide.
The procedure for cleaning the transport roller is as follows:
Sheet Cleaning
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Sheet Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
The Sheet Cleaning dialog box opens.
3. Load the cleaning sheet in the printer
Set the specified cleaning sheet in the rear tray according to the instructions in the dialog box.
4. Execute sheet cleaning
Make sure that the printer is on and click Execute.
Sheet cleaning is started.
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Cleaning Inside the Printer
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Cleaning Inside the Printer
Cleaning Inside the Printer
Perform bottom plate cleaning before you execute duplex printing to prevent smudges on the back side
of the paper.
Also perform bottom plate cleaning if ink smudges caused by something other than print data appear on
the printed page.
The procedure for performing bottom plate cleaning is as follows:
Bottom Plate Cleaning
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Bottom Plate Cleaning on the Maintenance tab
The Bottom Plate Cleaning dialog box opens.
3. Load paper in the printer
As instructed in the dialog box, fold the A4 size or Letter size plain paper in half lengthwise, and then
unfold the sheet.
Load the paper into the rear tray in the landscape orientation with the crest of the crease facing
down.
4. Perform the bottom plate cleaning
Make sure that the printer is on and click Execute.
Bottom plate cleaning starts.
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Maintaining the Ink Quality
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Advanced Guide > Maintenance > Performing Maintenance from a Computer > Maintaining the Ink Quality
Maintaining the Ink Quality
This printer automatically mixes the ink at fixed intervals to keep the ink density even.
You can also disable this function by clicking the Custom Settings button on the Maintenance tab and
unchecking the Execute ink quality maintenance automatically check box. You should normally check this
check box when using the printer.
Note that the ink density may become uneven when this setting is disabled. Therefore when you disable
this setting, be sure to execute the following operation about once a week.
The procedure for executing ink quality maintenance manually is as follows:
Ink Quality Maintenance
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Ink Quality Maintenance on the Maintenance tab
Click OK when a message appears.
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Changing the Printer Settings
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Advanced Guide > Changing the Printer Settings
Changing the Printer Settings
Changing Printer Settings from Your Computer
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Changing Printer Settings from Your Computer
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Advanced Guide > Changing the Printer Settings > Changing Printer Settings from Your Computer
Changing Printer Settings from Your Computer
Changing the Print Options
Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile
Managing the Printer Power
Reducing the Printer Noise
Changing the Printer Operation Mode
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Changing the Print Options
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Advanced Guide > Changing the Printer Settings > Changing Printer Settings from Your Computer > Changing the Print
Options
Changing the Print Options
You change the detailed print driver settings for print data that is sent from an application software.
Check this check box if part of the image data is cut off, the paper source during printing differs from the
driver settings, or printing fails.
The procedure for changing the print options is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Print Options... on the Page Setup tab
The Print Options dialog box opens.
3. Change the individual settings
If necessary, change the setting of each item, and then click OK.
The Page Setup tab is displayed again.
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Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile
Advanced Guide > Changing the Printer Settings > Changing Printer Settings from Your Computer > Registering a
Frequently Used Printing Profile
Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile
You can register the frequently used printing profile to Commonly Used Settings on the Quick Setup tab.
Unnecessary printing profiles can be deleted at any time.
The procedure for registering a printing profile is as follows:
Registering a Printing Profile
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Set the necessary items
From Commonly Used Settings on the Quick Setup tab, select the printing profile to be used and if
necessary, change the settings after Additional Features.
You can also set necessary items on the Main, Page Setup, and Effects tab.
3. Click Save...
The Save Commonly Used Settings dialog box opens.
4. Save the settings
Set Name, then click OK. If necessary, set the items in Options.... The printing profile is saved, and
the Quick Setup tab is displayed again.
The name and icon are added to the Commonly Used Settings list.
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Important
To save the page size, orientation, and number of copies that was set in each sheet, click
Options..., and check each item.
Note
When you install the printer driver again or upgrade the version of the printer driver, the print settings
you registered will be deleted from Commonly Used Settings.
Registered print settings cannot be saved and preserved. If a profile is deleted, register the print
settings again.
Deleting Unnecessary Printing Profile
1. Select the printing profile to be deleted
Select the printing profile you want to delete from the Commonly Used Settings list on the Quick
Setup tab.
2. Delete the printing profile
Click Delete. When the confirmation message appears, click OK.
The selected printing profile is deleted from the Commonly Used Settings list.
Note
Printing profiles that are registered in the initial settings cannot be deleted.
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Managing the Printer Power
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Power
Managing the Printer Power
This function allows you to manage the printer power from the printer driver.
The procedure for managing the printer power is as follows:
Power Off
The Power Off function turns off the printer. When you use this function, you will not be able to turn the
printer on from the printer driver.
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Execute power off
Click Power Off on the Maintenance tab. When the confirmation message appears, click OK.
The printer power switches off, and the Maintenance tab is displayed again.
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Reducing the Printer Noise
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Noise
Reducing the Printer Noise
This function allows you to reduce the operating noise of the printer. Select when you wish to reduce the
operating noise of the printer at night, etc.
Using this function may lower the print speed.
The procedure for using the quiet mode is as follows:
Quiet Mode
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Click Quiet Mode on the Maintenance tab
The Quiet Mode dialog box opens.
3. Set the quiet mode
If necessary, specify one of the following items:
Do not use quiet mode
The operating noise of the printer is at normal volume.
Always use quiet mode
Select this option when you wish to reduce the operating noise of the printer.
Use quiet mode within specified time
The operating noise of the printer can be reduced during a specified period of time.
Set the Start time and End time when you wish the quiet mode to be activated.
Important
The time specified in Start time and in End time must be different.
4. Transmit the settings
Make sure that the printer is on and click Send.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
The settings are enabled hereafter.
Note
Depending on the paper source and the print quality settings, effects of the quiet mode may be
less.
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Changing the Printer Operation Mode
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Operation Mode
Changing the Printer Operation Mode
If necessary, switch between various modes of printer operation.
The procedure for configuring settings is as follows:
Custom Settings
1. Open the printer driver setup window
2. Make sure that the printer is on, and then click Custom Settings on the Maintenance
tab
The Custom Settings dialog box opens.
Note
If the printer is off or bi-directional communication is disabled, a message may appear
because the computer cannot collect the printer status.
If this happens, click OK to display the most recent settings specified on your computer.
3. If necessary, complete the following settings:
Prevent paper abrasion
The printer can increase the gap between the print head and the paper during high-density printing
to prevent paper abrasion.
Check this check box to use this function.
Align heads manually
The Print Head Alignment function on the Maintenance tab is normally set to automatic head
alignment, but you can change it to manual head alignment. If the printing results are unsatisfactory
even after you execute automatic head alignment, see " Manual Print Head Alignment ," and execute
manual head alignment.
Check this check box to perform the manual head alignment.
Execute ink quality maintenance automatically
This function mixes the ink at fixed intervals to keep the ink density even.
To execute ink quality maintenance automatically, check this check box.
Important
You should normally check this check box when using the printer.
When you disable this function, execute Ink Quality Maintenance from the Maintenance tab at
regular intervals.
Detect paper width
Detects the width of paper loaded in the printer when printing.
When the paper width detected by the printer is narrower than the width of the paper specified in
Page Size on the Page Setup tab, a message is displayed and printing is stopped.
Check this check box to detect the paper width.
Important
When you use a custom paper size to print, specify the size of paper correctly in the Custom
Paper Size dialog box.
If an error message appears when you use the specified paper size, uncheck the Detect paper
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width check box.
Prevent paper jam
Check this item only if A3 plain paper jams frequently near the paper exit.
Important
When this function is used, it takes longer to print to A3 plain paper.
Also the print quality may deteriorate.
Ink Drying Wait Time
You can set the length of the printer rest time until printing of the next page begins. Moving the slider
to the right increases the pause time and moving the slider to the left decreases the time.
If the paper gets stained because the next page is ejected before the ink on the printed page dries,
increase the ink drying wait time.
Reducing the ink drying wait time speeds up printing.
4. Transmit the settings
Click Send, and click OK when the confirmation message appears.
The printer operates with the modified settings hereafter.
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Troubleshooting
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If an Error Occurs
The Printer Cannot Be Powered On
Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange
Power Lamp Flashes Green and Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange Alternately
Cannot Install the Printer Driver
Cannot Connect to Computer with a USB Cable Properly
The Printer Is Vibrating/The Printer Makes the Operation Noise Even When the Printer Is Not in Use
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Printing Does Not Start
Printing Stops Before It Is Completed
The Printer Stops Printing before Completion and Ejects Partially Printed or Blank Paper
Printer Moves But Ink Is Not Ejected
Printing Speed Is Not as Fast as Expected
Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Position for Replacing
Paper Does Not Feed Properly
Paper Does Not Feed from the Paper Source Specified in the Printer Driver
Paper Jams
Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing
For Windows Users
FAQs
If You Cannot Resolve the Problem
Instructions for Use (Printer Driver)
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Troubleshooting
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This section describes troubleshooting tips for problems you may encounter when using the printer. For
troubleshooting tips related to the setup, refer to the Network Setup Troubleshooting .
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If an Error Occurs
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > If an Error Occurs
If an Error Occurs
When an error occurs in printing such as the printer is out of paper or paper is jammed, a
troubleshooting message is displayed automatically. Take the appropriate action described in the
message. The message may vary depending on the version of your operating system.
In Mac OS X v.10.5.x:
In Mac OS X v.10.4.x or Mac OS X v.10.3.9:
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If an Error Occurs
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The Printer Cannot Be Powered On
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > The Printer Cannot Be Powered On
The Printer Cannot Be Powered On
Check 1: Press the Power button.
Check 2: Make sure that the power plug is securely plugged into the
Power Cord Connector of the printer, then turn it back on.
Check 3: Unplug the printer from the power supply, then plug the
printer back in and turn the printer back on after leaving it for at least 10
minutes.
If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
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Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange
Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange
When a printer error occurs, the Alarm lamp flashes orange as shown below. The number of flashes
indicates the type of error that has occurred. Count the flashes and take the appropriate action to correct
the error.
(A) Note the number of flashes
(B) Flashes repeatedly
Note
Power Lamp Flashes Green
When the Power lamp flashes green even though the printer is not in use, the printer is shaking the
ink tanks. It takes about 10 seconds to 2 minutes.
The Printer Is Vibrating/The Printer Makes the Operation Noise Even When the Printer Is Not in
Use
Action
Number of flashes/Cause
Two flashes:
Printer is out of paper./Paper does not
feed.
Reload the paper in the Rear Tray, Cassette, or Manual Feed
Slot of the Front Tray and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Note
When printing on the plain paper, load into the Cassette
or Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray. Refer to Loading
Paper for details about how to load the paper.
Three flashes:
Front Tray is closed./Paper is loaded
into the Manual Feed Slot of the Front
Tray./Paper jams.
Four flashes:
Ink tank is not installed properly./The
clear ink tank is not installed./Ink may
have run out.
If the Front Tray is closed, open it. The printer resumes
printing.
If the paper is loaded on the Manual Feed Slot of the Front
Tray when printing from the Cassette, remove the paper from
the Front Tray and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
If opening the Front Tray does not resolve the problem, if the
Front Tray was open to begin with, or if removing the paper
from the Front Tray does not resolve the problem, the paper
may be jammed. Remove the jammed paper, reload paper
properly in the printer, then press the RESUME/CANCEL
button on the printer.
Paper Jams
If the lamp on the ink tank is not lit, the ink tank may not
be installed properly.
Install an appropriate ink tank.
The clear ink tank is empty.
You are recommended to replace the clear ink tank with
a new one.
Routine Maintenance
If printing is in progress and you want to continue
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printing, press the printer's RESUME/CANCEL button.
Then printing can continue. Replacing the clear ink tank
is recommended after the printing.
If the clear ink runs out, you will not be able to print on
plain paper.
Ink may have run out (The lamp on the ink tank flashes).
If printing is in progress, you are recommended to stop
printing, replace the ink tank, and then print again.
Routine Maintenance
If printing is in progress and you want to continue
printing, press the printer's RESUME/CANCEL button.
Then printing can continue. Replacing the ink tank is
recommended after the printing. The printer may be
damaged if printing is continued under the ink out
condition.
Note
If multiple ink lamps are flashing, refer to Routine
Maintenance and confirm the status of each ink
tank.
Five flashes:
Print Head is not installed./Print Head is
defective.
Follow the directions given in your setup manual to install the
Print Head.
If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head
once and then reinstall it.
If the error is still not resolved, the Print Head may be
damaged. Contact the service center.
Six flashes:
The paper is not loaded on the Manual
Feed Slot of the Front Tray properly.
Reload the paper on the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray
properly, then press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Seven flashes:
Ink tank is not installed in the correct
position.
Some ink tanks are not installed in the correct position.
(The lamps on the ink tanks flash.)
More than one ink tanks of the same color are installed.
(The lamps on the ink tanks flash.)
Confirm that the ink tanks are installed in the appropriate
positions.
Routine Maintenance
Eight flashes:
Ink absorber is almost full.
The ink absorber is almost full.
Ten flashes:
The Cassette is not installed properly./
Cannot perform duplex printing.
Eleven flashes:
Automatic Print Head alignment failed./
The Paper Feed Roller is dirty./The
Page Size setting does not match the
size of the paper loaded in the printer.
Press the printer's RESUME/CANCEL button to continue
printing. Contact the service center.
When loading from the Cassette, install the Cassette
properly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
When performing automatic duplex printing, the size of
paper may not be compatible with automatic duplex
printing. The sizes of media suitable for auto duplex
printing are A3, Regal, 11" x 17" (Tabloid), B4, A4, Letter,
10" x 12", 8" x 10", B5, and A5". Make sure that the size of
the paper loaded in the printer is correct. Pressing the
RESUME/CANCEL button will eject the paper and restart
printing from the front side of the next paper. The reverse
side of the ejected sheet will not be printed.
When performing Automatic Print Head Alignment:
Print Head nozzles are clogged.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to dismiss the error,
and print the nozzle check pattern to check the status of
the Print Head.
Routine Maintenance
Paper of size other than A4 or Letter is loaded in the Rear
Tray.
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Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to dismiss the error,
then load two sheets of A4/Letter-sized plain paper in the
Cassette.
For Automatic Print Head Alignment, always load paper
on the Cassette.
The Paper Output Slot is exposed to strong light.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to dismiss the error,
and then adjust your operating environment and/or the
position of the printer so that the Paper Output Slot is not
exposed directly to strong light.
After carrying out the above measures, if the problem
continues after aligning the Print Head again, press the
RESUME/CANCEL button to dismiss the error, and then
perform Manual Print Head Alignment.
Manual Print Head Alignment
When printing from the Cassette:
When a sheet cleaning operation is necessary, the Alarm
amp flashes 11 times before printing.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to start
printing.
We recommend that you perform sheet cleaning after
printing finishes, as failure to perform sheet cleaning may
affect the print quality.
Routine Maintenance
When printing the nozzle check pattern or performing
Manual Print Head Alignment:
Other than A4/Letter-sized paper is loaded.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to clear the
error, and load A4/Letter-sized plain paper in the Cassette.
Then try performing again.
When performing an ordinary print job:
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to clear
the error. Then check the Page Size setting in the Page
Setup sheet (Windows) or the Page Setup dialog box
(Macintosh) in the printer driver and load paper that is the
same size as the setting and try printing again.
If this error occurs even when the paper loaded in the
printer is the same as the setting, set the printer driver
not to detect the width of the paper.
* Select the Detect paper width check box again once
printing is complete, and then click Send.
The Custom Settings in the Maintenance sheet, clear the
Detect paper width check box, and then click Send.
In the Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Custom Settings in
the pop-up menu, clear the Detect paper width check box,
and then click Send.
Twelve flashes:
The ink tank has been replaced during
printing.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to clear the
error, then resume printing.
Fourteen flashes:
Ink tank cannot be recognized.
The ink tank is not compatible with this printer. (The lamp on
the ink tank is off.)
Install an appropriate ink tank.
Routine Maintenance
Fifteen flashes:
Ink tank cannot be recognized.
An ink tank error has occurred. (The lamp on the ink tank is
off.)
Replace the ink tank.
Routine Maintenance
Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange
Sixteen flashes:
The clear ink tank is not installed./The
clear ink has run out.
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The clear ink tank is not installed.
Install the clear ink tank properly.
Routine Maintenance
Print quality will deteriorate considerably and the printer
may be damaged if printing on plain paper is continued
under the clear ink out condition. For this reason, you
cannot print on plain paper until the clear ink tank is
installed.
The clear ink has run out.
Replace the clear ink tank with a new one.
Routine Maintenance
Print quality will deteriorate considerably and the printer
may be damaged if printing on plain paper is continued
under the clear ink out condition. For this reason, you
cannot print on plain paper until the clear ink tank is
replaced with a new one.
Note
It is possible to print on photo paper, or any type of
paper other than plain paper, loaded in the Rear
Tray, even if clear ink has run out.
Seventeen flashes:
Ink has run out./Printer detected ink out
condition.
For BK ink (black ink):
Ink has run out. (The lamp on the ink tank flashes.)
If printing is in progress, stop printing, replace the ink
tank, and then print again. Printing under the current
condition may damage the printer.
Routine Maintenance
To continue printing, you need to release the function for
detecting the remaining ink level. Press and hold the
printer's RESUME/CANCEL button for at least 5 seconds,
and then release it. This operation releases the function
for detecting the remaining level of the above ink, and
releasing the function is memorized. Please be advised
that Canon shall not be liable for any malfunction or
trouble caused by continuation of printing under the ink
out condition.
Note
If the function for detecting the remaining ink level is
disabled, the remaining ink level is not displayed
correctly on the printer status monitor (Windows)
and Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
Routine Maintenance
For PBK ink (black ink) or Y/M/C ink (color ink):
Printer detected ink out condition (The lamp on the ink
tank flashes).
If printing is in progress, stop printing, replace the ink
tank, and then print again.
Routine Maintenance
To avoid printing troubles such as the mixing of inks, this
printer is designed to stop printing by flashing the Alarm
lamp orange seventeen times when the remaining ink
level in an ink tank goes under the amount of ink required
to maintain both printer and print quality.
Eighteen flashes:
Printer detected ink out condition.
For BK ink (black ink):
Printer detected ink out condition (The lamp on the ink
tank flashes).
Stop printing, replace the ink tank, and then print again.
Routine Maintenance
An ink tank that was once empty is installed.
Printing under the ink out condition may damage the
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printer.
If you want to continue printing, you need to release the
function for detecting the remaining ink level. To release
this function, press and hold the printer's
RESUME/CANCEL button for at least 5 seconds, and then
release it.*
* With this operation, releasing the function for detecting
the remaining ink level is memorized. Please be advised
that Canon shall not be liable for any malfunction or
trouble which may be caused by continuation of printing
or refilling of ink.
Note
If the function for detecting the remaining ink level is
disabled, the remaining ink level is not displayed
correctly on the printer status monitor (Windows)
and Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
Routine Maintenance
For PBK ink (black ink) or Y/M/C ink (color ink):
Printer detected ink out condition (The lamp on the ink
tank flashes).
Stop printing, replace the ink tank, and then print again.
Be sure to replace the empty ink tank before resuming
printing.
Routine Maintenance
An ink tank that was once empty is installed.
Printing under the ink out condition may cause the
printing trouble such as the mixing of inks, or a printer
malfunction.
If you want to continue printing, you need to release the
function for detecting the remaining ink level. To release
this function, press and hold the printer's
RESUME/CANCEL button for at least 5 seconds, and then
release it.*
* With this operation, releasing the function for detecting
the remaining ink level is memorized. Please be advised
that Canon shall not be liable for any malfunction or
trouble which may be caused by continuation of printing
or refilling of ink.
Note
If the function for detecting the remaining ink level is
disabled, the remaining ink level is not displayed
correctly on the printer status monitor (Windows)
and Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
Routine Maintenance
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Power Lamp Flashes Green and Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange Alternately
Power Lamp Flashes Green and Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange
Alternately
A printer problem has occurred.
Disconnect the printer cable from the printer, turn the printer off, and then unplug the printer from the
power supply.
Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on.
If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
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Cannot Install the Printer Driver
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Cannot Install the Printer Driver
Cannot Install the Printer Driver
Important
If you cannot install the printer driver when you use the printer over LAN, refer to the setup manual.
If the installation does not start even after the Setup CD-ROM is inserted
into your computer's disc drive:
Start the installation following the procedure below.
1. Click Start then Computer.
In Windows XP, click Start then My Computer.
In Windows 2000, double-click the
2. Double-click the
My Computer icon on the desktop.
CD-ROM icon on the displayed window.
If the contents of the CD-ROM are displayed, double-click MSETUP4.EXE.
Double-click the
CD-ROM icon on your desktop to start installation.
Note
If the CD-ROM icon is not displayed, try the following:
Remove the CD-ROM from your computer, then insert it again.
Restart your computer.
If the icon is still not displayed, try different discs and see if they are displayed. If other discs are
displayed, there is a problem with the Setup CD-ROM . In this case, contact the service center.
If you are unable to proceed beyond the Printer Connection screen:
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If you are unable to proceed beyond the Printer Connection screen, make sure that the USB cable is
securely plugged into the USB port of the printer and is connected to the computer, and then follow
the procedure below to reinstall the printer driver.
Note
In Windows Vista, The printer is not detected. Check the connection. may be displayed
depending on the computer you use. In this case, wait for a while. If you still cannot proceed to
the next step, follow the procedure below to reinstall the printer driver.
1. Click Cancel on the Printer Connection screen.
2. Click Start Over on the Installation Failure screen.
3. Click Back on the screen that appears next.
4. Click Exit on the PIXMA XXX screen, then remove the CD-ROM.
5. Turn the printer off.
6. Restart the computer.
7. Make sure that you have no application software running.
8. Insert the CD-ROM again, then perform Easy Install to install the printer driver.
In other cases:
Follow the procedure described in your setup manual for proper installation.
If the driver was not installed correctly, uninstall the printer driver, restart your computer, then reinstall
the driver.
Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver
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If you reinstall the printer driver, perform Custom Install on the Setup CD-ROM , then select IJ Printer
Driver.
Note
If the installer was forced to be terminated due to a Windows error, the system may be in an
unstable condition and you may not be able to install the driver. Restart your computer before
reinstalling.
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Cannot Connect to Computer with a USB Cable Properly
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Cannot Connect to Computer with a USB Cable Properly
Cannot Connect to Computer with a USB Cable Properly
Printing Speed Is Slow/Hi-Speed USB Connection Does Not Work/
can perform faster" Message Is Displayed
"This device
If your system environment is not fully compatible with Hi-Speed USB, the printer will operate at a
lower speed provided under USB 1.1. In this case, the printer operates properly but printing speed
may slow down due to communication speed.
Check: Check the following to make sure that your system environment supports
Hi-Speed USB connection.
Does the USB port on your computer support Hi-Speed USB connection?
Do the USB cable, and the USB hub if you are using one, support Hi-Speed USB
connection?
Be sure to use a certified Hi-Speed USB cable. We recommend that the cable is no
longer than around 10 feet / 3 meters.
Does the operating system of your computer support Hi-Speed USB connection?
Obtain and install the latest update for your computer.
Does the Hi-Speed USB driver operate properly?
Obtain the latest version of the Hi-Speed USB driver compatible with your hardware
and reinstall it on your computer.
Important
For details on Hi-Speed USB of your system environment, contact the manufacturer of
your computer, USB cable, or USB hub.
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > The Printer Is Vibrating/The Printer Makes the Operation Noise Even When the
Printer Is Not in Use
The Printer Is Vibrating/The Printer Makes the Operation Noise
Even When the Printer Is Not in Use
Check: Wait until the printer stops vibrating.
When the Power lamp flashes green and the printer vibrates, the printer is shaking the ink tanks.
To equalize the density of ink, the printer is set to automatic ink quality maintenance for stirring ink
automatically on a regular basis. While the ink is stirred, the printer vibrates and makes noise. This
is not a malfunction, so wait until the Power lamp stops flashing and stays lit, and the printer stops
vibrating.
Do not open the Top Cover while the printer is operating (the Power lamp is flashing green).
If this vibration and noise is bothersome, such as when using the printer late at night, automatic ink
quality maintenance can be disabled by using the printer driver.
If automatic ink quality maintenance has been disabled, be sure to follow the procedure below to
enable automatic ink quality maintenance again.
Important
Enabling automatic ink quality maintenance is recommended. Failure to perform the ink quality
maintenance about once a week may affect print quality.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
3. Click the Maintenance tab and then Custom Settings.
4. Select the Execute ink quality maintenance automatically check box, then click
Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
3. Select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu.
4. Select the Execute ink quality maintenance automatically check box, then click
Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
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Print Results Not Satisfactory
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory
Print Results Not Satisfactory
If the print result is not satisfactory due to white streaks, misaligned lines, or uneven colors, confirm the
paper and print quality settings first.
Check 1: Do the page size and media type settings match the size and
type of the loaded paper?
When these settings are incorrect, you cannot obtain a proper print result.
If you are printing a photograph or an illustration, incorrect paper type settings may reduce the quality
of the printout color.
Also, if you print with an incorrect paper type setting, the printed surface may be scratched.
In borderless printing, uneven coloring may occur depending on the combination of the paper type
setting and the loaded paper.
The method of confirming the paper and print quality settings differs depending on what you do with
your printer.
Check 2: Make sure that the appropriate print quality is selected
according to the media type and printing data using the printer driver.
Select a print quality option suitable for the paper and image for printing. If you notice blurs or uneven
colors, increase the print quality setting and try printing again.
Confirm the print quality setting using the printer driver.
Changing the Print Quality and Correcting Image Data
Check 3: If the problem is not resolved, there may be other causes.
See also the sections below:
Cannot Print to End of Job
Part of the Page Is Not Printed
No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/White Streaks
Lines Are Misaligned
Printed Paper Curls or Has Ink Blots
Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched
Back of the Paper Is Smudged
Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the Printout
Colors Are Uneven or Streaked
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Cannot Print to End of Job
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Cannot Print to End of Job
Cannot Print to End of Job
Check 1: Is the size of the print data extremely large?
Click Print Options on the Page Setup sheet. Then, select the Prevent loss of print data check box in
the displayed dialog.
Check 2: Is the space of your computer's hard disk sufficient?
Delete unnecessary files to free disk space.
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Part of the Page Is Not Printed
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Part of the Page Is Not Printed
Part of the Page Is Not Printed
Check: When performing automatic duplex printing, the reason below is
possible.
When performing automatic duplex printing, the printable area at the top of the page will be 0.08
inches / 2 mm narrower than the usual.
For this reason, the bottom of the page may not be printed. To prevent this, select Use reduced
printing from the printer driver.
Important
Reduced printing may affect the layout depending on your document.
1. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Click Here: Printer Driver
* Before clicking here to open the printer properties dialog box, quit the running application
software.
2. Click Print Area Setup in the Page Setup sheet and select Use reduced printing.
1. Open the Print dialog box.
Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
2. Select Duplex Printing & Margin in the pop-up menu.
3. Select Automatic Duplex Printing.
4. Click Use reduced printing in Print Area.
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are
Wrong/White Streaks
No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/White
Streaks
No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/White Streaks
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Check 1: Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings?
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Check 2: Check the status of ink tanks. Replace the ink tank if the ink
has run out.
Routine Maintenance
Check 3: Print the Nozzle Check Pattern and perform any necessary
maintenance operations such as Print Head Cleaning.
Print the Nozzle Check Pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head
nozzles.
Refer to Routine Maintenance for the Nozzle Check Pattern printing, Print Head Cleaning, and Print
Head Deep Cleaning.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is not printed correctly:
Check to see if a particular color's ink tank is not empty.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is not printed correctly though ink is sufficient, perform the Print Head
Cleaning and try printing the Nozzle Check Pattern again.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Cleaning twice:
Perform the Print Head Deep Cleaning.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning, turn off the printer
and perform another Print Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning twice:
If Print Head Deep Cleaning does not resolve the problem, the Print Head may be damaged.
Contact the service center.
Check 4: When using paper with one printable surface, make sure that
the paper is loaded with the printable side facing up.
Printing on the wrong side of such paper may cause unclear prints or prints with reduced quality.
Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the paper for detailed information on the printable side.
Check 5: Is automatic ink quality maintenance enabled?
If automatic ink quality maintenance is disabled, ink in one or more ink tanks may separate,
resulting in uneven density. Enable automatic ink quality maintenance by using the printer driver.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
3. Click the Maintenance tab and then Custom Settings.
4. Select the Execute ink quality maintenance automatically check box, then click
Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
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Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
3. Select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu.
4. Select the Execute ink quality maintenance automatically check box, then click
Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
Important
Enabling automatic ink quality maintenance is recommended. Failure to perform the ink quality
maintenance about once a week may affect print quality.
If automatic ink quality maintenance has been disabled, perform the ink quality maintenance
manually about once a week.
Maintaining the Ink Quality
Check 6: Make sure that the input profile in the printer driver is set
correctly.
If printout color of photographs that are taken in Adobe RGB mode is not satisfactory, configure the
input profile and then try printing again. It may improve the quality of printout color.
1. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Click Here: Printer Driver
* Before clicking here to open the printer properties dialog box, quit the running application
software.
2. On the Main sheet, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and then click Set.
3. On the Matching sheet, select ICM for Color Correction.
4. Select Adobe RGB (1998) for Input Profile.
If Adobe RGB (1998) is not displayed, insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer's disc drive,
then perform Custom Install and select Adobe RGB (1998) to install.
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Lines Are Misaligned
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Lines Are Misaligned
Lines Are Misaligned
Check 1: Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings?
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Check 2: Perform Print Head Alignment.
If you did not align the Print Head after installation, straight lines may be printed misaligned. Be sure
to align the Print Head after you install it.
Routine Maintenance
Note
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Alignment, perform Print Head
Alignment manually referring to Manual Print Head Alignment .
Check 3: Is the size of the print data extremely large?
Click Print Options on the Page Setup sheet. Then, select the Prevent loss of print data check box in
the displayed dialog.
Check 4: Is the Page Layout Printing performed or the Binding margin
function used?
When the Page Layout Printing or Binding margin function is being used, thin lines may not be
printed. Try thickening the lines in the document.
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Printed Paper Curls or Has Ink Blots
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Printed Paper Curls or Has Ink Blots
Printed Paper Curls or Has Ink Blots
Check 1: Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings?
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Check 2: If the intensity is set high, reduce the Intensity setting in the
printer driver and try printing again.
If you are using plain paper to print images with high intensity, the paper may absorb too much ink
and become wavy, causing paper abrasion.
Confirm the intensity using the printer driver.
Adjusting Intensity
Check 3: We recommend that you remove one printout each from the
Front Tray and dry it after printing on two or more sheets of plain paper.
If multiple printouts on plain paper are dried with stacking them up, they may curl.
We recommend you to remove one printout each from the Front Tray and dry it.
Check 4: Is Photo Paper used for printing photographs?
When printing data with high color saturation such as photographs or images in deep color, we
recommend using Photo Paper Plus Glossy II or other Canon speciality paper.
Loading Paper
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Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched
Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched
Check 1: Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings?
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Check 2: Is the appropriate type of paper used? Check the followings:
Check to see if the paper you are printing on is suitable for your printing purpose.
Loading Paper
When performing Borderless Printing, make sure that the paper you are using is suitable for
Borderless Printing.
If the paper you are using is not suitable for Borderless Printing, the print quality may be
reduced at the top and bottom edges of the paper.
Printing Area
Check 3: Load the paper after correcting its curl.
For Plain Paper
Turn the paper over and reload it to print on the other side.
Leaving the paper loaded on the Rear Tray for a long time may cause the paper to curl. In this
case, load the paper with the other side facing up. It may resolve the problem.
We recommend putting unused paper back into the package and keeping it on a level surface.
For Other Paper
If the curl on the four corners of the paper is more than 0.1 inch / 3 mm (A) in height, the paper
may be smudged or may not be fed properly. In such cases, follow the procedure described
below to correct the paper curl.
1. Roll up the paper in the opposite direction to the paper curl as shown below.
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2. Check that the paper is now flat.
We recommend printing curl-corrected paper one sheet at a time.
Note
Depending on the media type, the paper may be smudged or may not be fed properly even if it
is not curled inward. In such cases, follow the procedure described below to curl the paper
outward within 0.1 inch / 3 mm (B) in height before printing. This may improve the print result.
(C) Printing side
We recommend printing paper that has been curled outward one sheet at a time.
Check 4: If you are printing on thick paper, select the Prevent paper
abrasion setting.
Selecting the Prevent paper abrasion setting will widen the clearance between the Print Head and
the loaded paper. If you notice abrasion even with the media type set correctly to match the loaded
paper, set the printer to prevent paper abrasion by using the printer driver.
Print speed is reduced if you are selecting the Prevent paper abrasion setting.
* Deactivate the Prevent paper abrasion setting once printing is complete. If not, this setting remains
enabled for all subsequent print jobs.
Open the printer properties dialog box, and in Custom Settings in the Maintenance sheet, select the
Prevent paper abrasion check box, and then click Send.
To open the printer properties dialog box, see Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows) .
In the Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu, select the Prevent paper
abrasion check box, and then click Send.
To open the Canon IJ Printer Utility, see Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh) .
Check 5: If the intensity is set high, reduce the Intensity setting in the
printer driver and try printing again.
If you are using plain paper to print images with high intensity, the paper may absorb too much ink
and become wavy, causing paper abrasion.
Reduce the Intensity setting in the printer driver and try printing again.
1. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Click Here: Printer Driver
* Before clicking here to open the printer properties dialog box, quit the running application
software.
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2. On the Main sheet, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and then click Set.
3. Drag the Intensity slide bar on the Color Adjustment sheet to adjust the intensity.
1. Open the Print dialog box.
Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
2. Select Color Options in the pop-up menu.
3. Drag the Intensity slide bar to set the intensity.
Check 6: Is printing performed beyond the recommended printing area?
If you are printing beyond the recommended printing area of your printing paper, the lower edge of
the paper may become stained with ink.
Resize your original document in your application software.
Printing Area
Check 7: Is the Paper Feed Roller dirty?
Clean the Paper Feed Roller.
Routine Maintenance
Note
Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller will wear the roller, so perform this procedure only when
necessary.
Check 8: Is inside of the printer dirty?
When performing duplex printing, the inside of the printer may become stained with ink, causing the
printout to become smudged.
Perform the Bottom Plate Cleaning to clean the inside of the printer.
Cleaning Inside the Printer
Note
To prevent the inside of the printer from stains, set the paper size correctly.
Check 9: Set Ink Drying Wait Time longer.
Doing so gives the printed surface enough time to dry so that paper smudged and scratched are
prevented.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
3. Click the Maintenance tab and then Custom Settings.
4. Drag the Ink Drying Wait Time slide bar to set the wait time, and then click Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
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1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
3. Select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu.
4. Drag the Ink Drying Wait Time slide bar to set the wait time, and then click Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
Check 10: Is the paper scratched by other loaded paper?
Depending on the media type, the paper may be scratched by other loaded paper when feeding from
the Rear Tray. In this case, load one sheet at a time.
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Back of the Paper Is Smudged
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Back of the Paper Is Smudged
Back of the Paper Is Smudged
Check 1: Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings?
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Check 2: Perform the Bottom Plate Cleaning to clean the inside of the
printer.
Cleaning Inside the Printer
Note
When performing borderless printing, duplex printing, or too much printing, the inside may
become stained with ink.
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Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the Printout
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the
Printout
Vertical Lines Are Printed on the Sides of the Printout
Check 1: Did you confirm the paper type and print quality settings?
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Check 2: Is the size of the loaded paper correct?
The vertical lines may be printed in the margin if the size of the loaded paper is larger than that
specified in the printer driver.
Set the paper size correctly according to the paper you loaded.
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Note
The direction of the vertical line pattern may vary depending on the image data or the print
setting.
This printer performs automatic cleaning when necessary to keep printouts clean. A small
amount of ink is ejected for cleaning.
Although ink is usually ejected on the ink absorber, it may be ejected on the paper if you load
paper larger than that specified with the printer driver.
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Colors Are Uneven or Streaked
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Results Not Satisfactory > Colors Are Uneven or Streaked
Colors Are Uneven or Streaked
Check 1: Did you confirm the paper and print quality settings?
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Check 2: Print the Nozzle Check Pattern and perform any necessary
maintenance operations such as Print Head Cleaning.
Print the Nozzle Check Pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head
nozzles.
Refer to Routine Maintenance for the Nozzle Check Pattern printing, Print Head Cleaning, and Print
Head Deep Cleaning.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is not printed correctly:
Check to see if a particular color's ink tank is not empty.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is not printed correctly though ink is sufficient, perform the Print Head
Cleaning and try printing the Nozzle Check Pattern again.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Cleaning twice:
Perform the Print Head Deep Cleaning.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning, turn off the printer
and perform another Print Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning twice:
If Print Head Deep Cleaning does not resolve the problem, the Print Head may be damaged.
Contact the service center.
Check 3: Perform Print Head Alignment.
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Routine Maintenance
Note
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Alignment, perform Print Head
Alignment manually referring to Manual Print Head Alignment .
Check 4: Is automatic ink quality maintenance enabled?
If automatic ink quality maintenance is disabled, ink in one or more ink tanks may separate,
resulting in uneven density. Enable automatic ink quality maintenance by using the printer driver.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
3. Click the Maintenance tab and then Custom Settings.
4. Select the Execute ink quality maintenance automatically check box, then click
Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
2. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
3. Select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu.
4. Select the Execute ink quality maintenance automatically check box, then click
Send.
5. Confirm the message and click OK.
Important
Enabling automatic ink quality maintenance is recommended. Failure to perform the ink quality
maintenance about once a week may affect print quality.
If automatic ink quality maintenance has been disabled, perform the ink quality maintenance
manually about once a week.
Maintaining the Ink Quality
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Printing Does Not Start
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Printing Does Not Start
Printing Does Not Start
Check 1: Make sure that the power plug is securely plugged in, then
turn the printer on.
While the Power lamp is flashing green, the printer is initializing. Wait until the Power lamp stops
flashing and remains lit green.
Note
When printing large data such as a photo or graphics, it may take longer to start printing. While
the Power lamp is flashing green, the computer is processing data and sending it to the
printer. Wait until printing starts.
Check 2: Check the status of ink tanks. Replace the ink tank if ink has
run out.
Check 3: Open the Top Cover and check to see if the ink lamps are
flashing red.
If there is still sufficient ink but its ink lamp is flashing red, an ink tank may not be installed in a right
position.
Routine Maintenance
Check 4: Open the Top Cover and make sure that the ink lamps light up
red.
If the ink lamp is not lit, press the
mark on the ink tank until it clicks into place.
Check 5: If the printer is turned off for some time, it may take longer to
start printing.
Wait until printing starts.
When the printer vibrates after the printer is turned on, it is shaking the ink tanks. Wait until the
printer stops vibrating.
The Printer Is Vibrating/The Printer Makes the Operation Noise Even When the Printer Is Not in
Use
Check 6: Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer
properly.
When the printer is connected to your computer with a USB cable, make sure that the USB cable is
securely plugged in to the printer and the computer, then check the followings:
If you are using a relay device such as a USB hub, disconnect it, connect the printer directly to
the computer, and try printing again. If printing starts normally, there is a problem with the relay
device. Consult the reseller of the relay device for details.
There could also be a problem with the USB cable. Replace the USB cable and try printing
again.
When you use the printer over LAN, make sure that the printer is connected to the network with a
LAN cable or is set up correctly. For details, refer to your setup manual.
Check 7: Restart your computer.
If there are any unnecessary print jobs, delete them.
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Deleting the Undesired Print Job
Check 8: Does the Page Size setting match the size of the paper loaded
in the printer?
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to clear the error. Then check the Page Size setting
in the Page Setup sheet (Windows) or the Page Setup dialog box (Macintosh) in the printer driver
and load paper that is the same size as the setting and try printing again.
If printing does not start even when the paper loaded in the printer is the same as the setting, set the
printer driver not to detect the width of the paper.
* Select the Detect paper width check box again once printing is complete, and then click Send.
The Custom Settings in the Maintenance sheet, clear the Detect paper width check box, and then
click Send.
In the Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu, clear the Detect paper
width check box, and then click Send.
Check 9: Are the Media Type and the Page Size settings of the printer
driver correct?
When using Fine Art Paper "Photo Rag" or non Canon genuine specialty paper, be sure to select the
type of each media from Media Type and a paper size which says "Fine Art XX" from Page Size or
Paper size.
Confirm the settings following the procedure below, and try printing again.
1. Ensure that either Fine Art A3+, Fine Art A3, Fine Art A4 or Fine Art Letter is
selected in the application.
If the page size you want to use is not displayed, open the File menu of the application and
select Print. Then make sure that the name of your printer is selected.
2. Make sure that the paper selected for Media Type in the Main sheet (Windows)
or the Print dialog box (Macintosh) in the printer driver matches the paper loaded
in the printer.
3. Make sure that the Page Size setting in the Page Setup sheet (Windows) or the
Paper size setting in the Page Setup dialog box (Macintosh) in the printer driver
is the same as the size set in step 1.
Check 10: Make sure that your printer's name is selected in the Print
dialog box.
The printer will not print properly if you are using a driver for a different printer.
In Windows, make sure that your printer's name is selected in the Print dialog box.
In Macintosh, make sure that your printer's name is selected in Printer in the Print dialog box.
Note
To make the printer the one selected by default, select Set as Default Printer (Windows),
Default Printer or Make Default (Macintosh).
Check 11: Configure the printer port appropriately.
Make sure that the printer port is configured appropriately in the printer driver.
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1. Log on as a user account with administrator privilege.
2. Click Control Panel, then Printer under Hardware and Sound.
In Windows XP, click Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, then Printers and Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Control Panel then Printers.
3. Right-click the Canon XXX icon, then select Properties.
4. Click the Ports tab to confirm the port settings.
Make sure that a port named USBnnn (where "n" is a number) with Canon XXX appearing in the
Printer column is selected for Print to the following port(s).
If the setting is incorrect, reinstall the printer driver or change the printer port to the correct one.
Note
When the printer is used over LAN, the port name of the printer is displayed as
"CNBJNP_xxxxxxxxxx".
* "xxxxxxxxxx" is the character string generated from the MAC address or a character string
specified by the user when setting up the printer.
Check 12: Is the size of the print data extremely large?
Click Print Options on the Page Setup sheet. Then, select the Prevent loss of print data check box in
the displayed dialog.
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Printing Stops Before It Is Completed
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Printing Stops Before It Is Completed
Printing Stops Before It Is Completed
Check 1: Has the printer been printing continuously for a long period?
If the printer has been printing continuously for a long time, the Print Head may overheat. To protect
the Print Head, the printer may stop printing at a line break for a period of time and then resume
printing.
In this case, interrupt your print session at a convenient time and turn the printer off for at least 15
minutes.
Additionally, if the printer has been printing graphics or photos with intense colors continuously over
a period of time, the printer may stop printing to protect the Print Head. In this case, printing will not
resume automatically. Turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes.
Caution
The Print Head and the surrounding area can become extremely hot inside the printer. Never
touch the Print Head or nearby components.
Check 2: Is the paper loaded?
Make sure that paper is loaded in the Rear Tray, Cassette, or Manual Feed Slot.
Confirm the paper source, then reload paper.
Check 3: Do the printing documents have lots of photographs or
illustrations?
Printing large data such as photos or graphics takes time for the printer and the computer to
process, during which the printer may appear to have stopped operating.
In addition, when printing data that uses a large amount of ink continuously on plain paper, the
printer may pause temporarily. In either case, wait until the process is complete.
Note
If you are printing a document with a large printing area or printing multiple copies of a
document, printing may pause to allow the ink to dry.
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The Printer Stops Printing before Completion and Ejects Partially Printed or Bl...
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > The Printer Stops Printing before Completion and Ejects Partially Printed or Blank
Paper
The Printer Stops Printing before Completion and Ejects
Partially Printed or Blank Paper
Too Much Time Is Required to Process Print Data, So Printing Is Terminated
If too much time is required to process computer print data, the printer may terminate printing and
eject blank paper. Check the following and try printing again.
Check 1: Are multiple computers using the printer at the same time over a
network?
Check 2: Is the computer running multiple applications?
If so, quit any unnecessary applications and try printing again.
Check 3: When printing from a computer, set the print quality to High in the
printer driver and try printing again.
Check 4: Change the Unit of Print Data Processing setting in the printer driver
and try printing again.
Click Print Options on the Page Setup sheet. Then, select the Maximum for Unit of Print Data
Processing in the displayed dialog and click OK.
Check 5: Change the spooling setting in the printer driver and try printing again.
1.
Log on as a user account with administrator privilege.
2.
Click Control Panel, then Printer under Hardware and Sound.
In Windows XP, click Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, then Printers and
Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Control Panel then Printers.
3.
Right-click the Canon XXX icon, then select Properties.
4.
Click the Advanced tab, select Start printing after last page is spooled, uncheck
Enable advanced printing features, and click OK.
Note
When the setting above is applied, the following options in the Quick Setup, Main,
and Page Setup sheets of the printer driver preferences cannot be applied.
Quick Setup:
- Preview before printing
- 2-on-1 Printing
- 4-on-1 Printing
- Collate
Main: Preview before printing
Page Setup:
- Page Layout, Poster, or Booklet for Page Layout
- Specify Margin
- Print from Last Page or Collate for Copies
- Stamp/Background
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Printer Moves But Ink Is Not Ejected
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Printer Moves But Ink Is Not Ejected
Printer Moves But Ink Is Not Ejected
Check 1: Are the Print Head nozzles clogged?
Print the Nozzle Check Pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head
nozzles.
Refer to Routine Maintenance for the Nozzle Check Pattern printing, Print Head Cleaning, and Print
Head Deep Cleaning.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is not printed correctly:
Check to see if a particular color's ink tank is not empty.
If the Nozzle Check Pattern is not printed correctly though ink is sufficient, perform the Print Head
Cleaning and try printing the Nozzle Check Pattern again.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Cleaning twice:
Perform the Print Head Deep Cleaning.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning, turn off the printer
and perform another Print Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours.
If the problem is not resolved after performing the Print Head Deep Cleaning twice:
If Print Head Deep Cleaning does not resolve the problem, the Print Head may be damaged.
Contact the service center.
Check 2: Has the ink run out?
Open the Top Cover, then check the status of ink lamp.
Routine Maintenance
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Printing Speed Is Not as Fast as Expected
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Printing Speed Is Not as Fast as Expected
Printing Speed Is Not as Fast as Expected
Check 1: Is printing performed in Quiet Mode?
Print speed is reduced if you specified to print in Quiet Mode in the printer driver. For faster printing,
do not print in Quiet Mode.
Reducing the Printer Noise
Check 2: Is the print quality set too high?
Increase the printing speed setting in the printer driver. Setting to prioritize speed makes printing
faster.
1. Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Click Here: Printer Driver
* Before clicking here to open the printer properties dialog box, quit the running application
software.
2. On the Main sheet, select Fast for the Print Quality setting.
Depending on the media type, the Fast option may not be available.
1. Open the Print dialog box.
Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
2. Select Quality & Media in the pop-up menu and then select Fast for the Print
Quality setting.
Depending on the media type, the Fast option may not be available.
Note
Printing speed may not improve noticeably by following the instructions above, depending on your
system environment.
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Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Position for Replacing
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Position for Replacing
Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Position for Replacing
Check 1: Is the Power lamp off?
Check if the Power lamp is lit green.
The Print Head Holder will not move unless the power is on. If the Power lamp is off, close the Top
Cover and turn the printer on.
While the Power lamp is flashing green, the printer is initializing. Wait until the Power lamp stops
flashing and remains lit green, and then open the Top Cover again.
Check 2: Is the Alarm lamp flashing?
Close the Top Cover, confirm the number of times the Alarm lamp is flashing, take the appropriate
action to resolve the error, and then reopen it. For details on how to resolve the error, see Alarm
Lamp Flashes Orange .
Check 3: Has the Top Cover been left open for 10 minutes or longer?
If the Top Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right to
prevent the Print Head from drying out. Close and reopen the Top Cover to return the Print Head
Holder to the center.
Check 4: Has the printer been printing continuously for a long period?
Close the Top Cover, wait a while, then reopen it.
If the printer has been printing continuously for a long time, the Print Head Holder may not move to
the center since the Print Head may overheat.
Note
Opening the Top Cover while printing moves the Print Head Holder to the right. Close the Top
Cover, and reopen it after printing finishes.
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Paper Does Not Feed Properly
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Paper Does Not Feed Properly
Paper Does Not Feed Properly
Check 1: Make sure of the following when you load paper.
When loading two or more sheets of paper, flip through the paper before loading.
When loading two or more sheets of paper, align the edges of the sheets before loading.
When loading two or more sheets of paper, make sure that the paper stack does not exceed the
paper load limit.
However, proper feeding of paper may not be possible at this maximum capacity depending on
the type of paper or environmental conditions (either very high or low temperature and humidity).
In such cases, reduce the sheets of paper you load at a time to less than half of the paper load
limit.
Always load the paper in portrait orientation, either in the Rear Tray, the Cassette, or the Manual
Feed Slot of the Front Tray, regardless of the printing orientation.
When you load the paper on the Rear Tray, load the paper with the print side facing UP and
slide the Paper Guides to align with the both sides of the paper.
When you load the paper on the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray, load the paper with the print
side facing DOWN and slide the Manual Feed Paper Guides to align with the both sides of the
paper.
When loading paper in the Cassette, load the paper with the print side facing DOWN and slide
the Paper Guides to align with the both sides and bottom edges of the stack.
Loading Paper
Check 2: Check to see if the paper you are printing on is not too thick or
curled.
Loading Paper
Check 3: Make sure of the following when you load envelopes.
When printing on envelopes, refer to Loading Paper , and prepare the envelopes before printing.
Once you have prepared the envelopes, load them in portrait orientation. If the envelopes are placed
in landscape orientation, they will not feed properly.
Check 4: Confirm the paper source setting.
* If the paper source setting is not changed since you purchased this printer, the paper source for
plain paper is the Cassette.
Switching the Paper Source to Match the Purpose
Check 5: Remove the foreign object in the Cassette or the Manual Feed
Slot.
Check 6: Make sure that there are not any foreign objects in the Rear
Tray.
Paper Does Not Feed Properly
If the paper tears in the Rear Tray, see Paper Jams to remove it.
If there are any foreign objects in the Rear Tray, be sure to turn off the printer, unplug it from the
power supply, then remove the foreign object.
Check 7: Clean the Paper Feed Roller.
Routine Maintenance
Note
Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller will wear the roller, so perform this procedure only when
necessary.
Check 8: Is the Rear Cover closed completely?
Paper may be jammed if the Rear Cover is not closed completely. Close the Rear Cover completely.
Refer to Overview of the Printer for the position of the Rear Cover.
Check 9: If A3 sized plain paper jams frequently near the paper out slot
or is curled, select the Prevent paper jam setting.
Set the Prevent paper jam in the printer driver only when A3 sized plain paper jams frequently near
the paper out slot or is curled.
It results in lower printing speed or lower print quality if you are selecting the Prevent paper jam
setting.
* Deactivate the Prevent paper jam setting once printing is complete. If not, this setting remains
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enabled for all subsequent print jobs.
Open the printer properties dialog box, and in Custom Settings in the Maintenance sheet, select the
Prevent paper jam check box, and then click Send.
To open the printer properties dialog box, see Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows) .
In the Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu, select the Prevent paper
jam check box, and then click Send.
To open the Canon IJ Printer Utility, see Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh) .
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Paper Does Not Feed from the Paper Source Specified in the Printer Driver
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Paper Does Not Feed from the Paper Source Specified in the Printer Driver
Paper Does Not Feed from the Paper Source Specified in the
Printer Driver
Check: Is the paper source setting inconsistent between the application
program and the printer driver?
Change the application software setting corresponding to the printer driver setting, or click the Print
Options on the Page Setup sheet in the printer driver and select Disable the paper source setting of
the application software on the Print Options screen.
When the paper source setting is inconsistent between an application program and the printer
driver, the application software setting takes precedence.
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Paper Jams
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Paper Jams
Paper Jams
Note
If you need to turn off the printer to remove jammed paper during printing, press the
RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel print jobs before turning off the printer.
Paper Is Jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear Tray
Paper Is Jammed inside the Printer at the Transport Unit
Jammed Paper Is Not Removed out When Automatic Duplex Printing
In Other Cases
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Paper Is Jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear Tray
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Paper Jams > Paper Is Jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear Tray
Paper Is Jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear Tray
Remove the paper following the procedure below.
1. Slowly pull the paper out, either from the Rear Tray or from the Paper Output Slot,
whichever is easier.
Note
If the paper tears and a piece remains inside the printer, open the Top Cover and remove it.
Be careful not to touch the components inside the printer.
After removing all paper, close the Top Cover, turn the printer off, and turn it back on.
If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the printer off and turn it back on. The paper may be
ejected automatically.
If you were not able to remove the paper out in step 1:
2. Open the Rear Cover.
Important
When opening the Rear Cover, do not touch the transport roller or other components inside the
printer.
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Paper Is Jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear Tray
(A) Do not touch the orange roller (transport roller).
3. Pull the paper out slowly.
If it is not easy to remove the jammed paper out, remove the paper from the Rear Cover slowly.
4. Close the Rear Cover.
5. Reload the paper, and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer.
Set the Paper Guide correctly when printing from the Rear Tray. The paper may not feed properly if
the Paper Guide is not set correctly.
If you turned off the printer in step 1, all print jobs in the queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary.
Note
When reloading the paper, confirm that you are using the correct paper and are loading it
correctly.
Loading Paper
A5 sized paper is suited to printing documents consisting mainly of text. We do not recommend
using such paper to print documents with photos or graphics, since the printout may curl and
cause paper exit jams.
If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the printer, or if the paper jam error continues
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Paper Is Jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear Tray
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after removing the paper, contact the service center.
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Paper Is Jammed inside the Printer at the Transport Unit
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Paper Jams > Paper Is Jammed inside the Printer at the Transport Unit
Paper Is Jammed inside the Printer at the Transport Unit
Remove the paper following the procedure below.
1. Open the Rear Cover.
Important
When opening the Rear Cover, do not touch the transport roller or other components inside the
printer.
(A) Do not touch the orange roller (transport roller).
2. Pull the paper out slowly.
Note
If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the printer off and turn it back on. The paper may be
ejected automatically.
If you were not able to remove the paper out in step 2:
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3. If the paper is loaded on the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray, remove it from the
Front Tray.
4. Keep the Rear Cover open and remove the Cassette.
Pull the Cassette with your hands until it stops, and pull it out with lifting the near side slightly.
5. Pull the paper out slowly.
6. Close the Rear Cover.
7. If any paper is sticking out of the Cassette, remove the paper, align and reload the
paper in the Cassette.
If you did not remove the jammed paper out in step 1 to 6 when automatic duplex printing, check the
duplex transport section.
Jammed Paper Is Not Removed out When Automatic Duplex Printing
Note
When reloading the paper into the printer, confirm that you are using the correct paper and are
loading it into the printer correctly.
Loading Paper
8. Insert the Cassette into the printer again, and press the RESUME/CANCEL button
on the printer.
If you turned off the printer in step 2, all print jobs in queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary.
If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the printer, or if the paper jam error continues
after removing the paper, contact the service center.
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Jammed Paper Is Not Removed out When Automatic Duplex Printing
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Paper Jams > Jammed Paper Is Not Removed out When Automatic Duplex Printing
Jammed Paper Is Not Removed out When Automatic Duplex
Printing
Before removing the jammed paper, see Paper Is Jammed inside the Printer at the Transport Unit to
remove it from Transport Unit. If the paper jam error continues, remove the jammed paper following the
procedure below.
1. Open the Rear Cover.
Important
When opening the Rear Cover, do not touch the transport roller or other components inside the
printer.
(A) Do not touch the orange roller (transport roller).
2. Pull the paper out slowly.
Note
If you cannot pull the paper out, turn the printer off and turn it back on. The paper may be
ejected automatically.
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If you were not able to remove the paper out in step 2:
3. If the paper is loaded on the Manual Feed Slot of the Front Tray, remove it from the
Front Tray.
4. Keep the Rear Cover open and remove the Cassette.
Pull the Cassette with your hands until it stops, and pull it out with lifting the near side slightly.
5. While pressing the paper jam release lever inside the printer, pull the paper out
slowly.
6. Close the Rear Cover.
7. Insert the Cassette into the printer again, and press the RESUME/CANCEL button
on the printer.
If you turned off the printer in step 2, all print jobs in queue are canceled. Reprint if necessary.
If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the printer, or if the paper jam error continues
after removing the paper, contact the service center.
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In Other Cases
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Paper Jams > In Other Cases
In Other Cases
Make sure of the following:
Check 1: Are there any foreign objects around the Paper Output Slot?
Check 2: Are there any foreign objects in the Rear Tray?
If there are any foreign objects in the Rear Tray, be sure to turn off the printer, unplug it from the
power supply, then remove the foreign object.
Check 3: Is the Rear Cover closed completely?
Check 4: Is the paper curled?
Check 3: Load the paper after correcting its curl.
Check 5: Is the loaded paper the A3 sized plain paper?
Check 9: If A3 sized plain paper jams frequently near the paper out slot or is curled, select the
Prevent paper jam setting.
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Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Error Number: B200 A printer error has occurred. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord of the
printer from the power supply. Then contact the service center. Is Displayed
Error Number: **** A printer error has occurred. Turn the printer off and then on again. If this doesn't
clear the error, see the user's guide for more detail. Is Displayed
Error Regarding Automatic Duplex Printing Is Displayed
Error Regarding the Width of Paper Is Displayed
Error Regarding Automatic Print Head Alignment Is Displayed
Writing Error/Output Error/Communication Error
Error Number: 300 Is Displayed
Message: 1350 Is Displayed
Error Number: 1700 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1600 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1688 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1689 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1692 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1693 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1698 Is Displayed
Ink Info Number: 1699 Is Displayed
Error Number: 2500 Is Displayed
Error Number: 2600 Is Displayed
Other Error Messages
The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program Screen Is Displayed
The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program Icon Appears
Error Number: B200 A printer error has occurred. Turn the printer off and unplug the
power cord of the printer from the power supply. Then contact the service center. Is
Displayed
Turn off the printer, and unplug the power cord of the printer from the power supply.
Contact the service center.
Error Number: **** A printer error has occurred. Turn the printer off and then on again. If
this doesn't clear the error, see the user's guide for more detail. Is Displayed
"****" is displayed in the alphanumeric character and depends on the error occurred.
5100 or 5110 Is Displayed
Confirm the movement of the Print Head Holder blocked.
Cancel printing from your computer and turn off the printer. Then clear the jammed paper or
protective material that is preventing the Print Head Holder from moving, and turn on the
printer again.
Important
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Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Be careful not to touch the components inside the printer. The printer may not print out
properly if you touch it.
If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
6000 Is Displayed
If any object is placed in front of the printer, remove it.
Open the Front Tray gently, then turn the power off and back on.
Four-Digit Alphanumeric and "Printer error has occurred." Is Displayed
Turn off the printer, and unplug the power cord of the printer from the power supply.
Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on.
If the problem is not resolved, contact the service center.
Error Regarding Automatic Duplex Printing Is Displayed
Check: See Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing and take the
appropriate action.
Error Regarding the Width of Paper Is Displayed
Check: Make sure that the Page Size setting matches the size of the paper
loaded in the printer.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to clear the error. Then check the Page Size
setting in the Page Setup sheet (Windows) or the Page Setup dialog box (Macintosh) in the
printer driver and load paper that is the same size as the setting and try printing again.
If printing does not start even when the paper loaded in the printer is the same as the setting,
set the printer driver not to detect the width of the paper.
* Select the Detect paper width check box again once printing is complete, and then click
Send.
The Custom Settings in the Maintenance sheet, clear the Detect paper width check box, and
then click Send.
In the Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu, clear the Detect
paper width check box, and then click Send.
Error Regarding Automatic Print Head Alignment Is Displayed
Check: See Eleven flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the
appropriate action.
Writing Error/Output Error/Communication Error
Check 1: If the Power lamp is off, make sure that the power plug is plugged in,
then turn the printer on.
While the Power lamp is flashing green, the printer is initializing. Wait until the Power lamp
stops flashing and remains lit green.
Check 2: Make sure that the printer port is configured appropriately in the printer
driver.
* In the following instructions, " XXX" signifies your printer's name.
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Message Appears on the Computer Screen
1.
Log on as a user account with administrator privilege.
2.
Click Control Panel, then Printer under Hardware and Sound.
In Windows XP, click Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, then Printers and
Faxes.
In Windows 2000, click Control Panel then Printers.
3.
Right-click the Canon XXX icon, then select Properties.
4.
Click the Ports tab to confirm the port settings.
Make sure that a port named USBnnn (where "n" is a number) with Canon XXX appearing
in the Printer column is selected for Print to the following port(s).
If the port setting is not correct, reinstall the printer driver or change the port setting
according to the interface you are using.
Note
When the printer is used over LAN, the port name of the printer is displayed as
"CNBJNP_xxxxxxxxxx".
* "xxxxxxxxxx" is the character string generated from the MAC address or a character string
specified by the user when setting up the printer.
Check 3: Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer properly.
When the printer is connected to your computer with a USB cable, make sure that the USB
cable is securely plugged in to the printer and the computer, then check the followings:
If you are using a relay device such as a USB hub, disconnect it, connect the printer
directly to the computer, and try printing again. If printing starts normally, there is a
problem with the relay device. Consult the reseller of the relay device for details.
There could also be a problem with the USB cable. Replace the USB cable and try
printing again.
When you use the printer over LAN, make sure that the printer is connected to the network with
a LAN cable or is set up correctly. For details, refer to your setup manual.
Check 4: Make sure that the printer driver is installed correctly.
Uninstall the printer driver following the procedure described in Deleting the Unnecessary
Printer Driver , insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer's disc drive and perform Custom
Install on the Setup CD-ROM and select IJ Printer Driver to install again.
Check 5: When the printer is connected to your computer with a USB cable,
check the status of the device on your computer.
Follow the procedure below to check the status of the device.
1.
Click Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, then Device Manager.
If the User Account Control screen is displayed, follow the on-screen instructions.
In Windows XP, click Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, System, then click
Device Manager on the Hardware sheet.
In Windows 2000, click Control Panel, System, then Device Manager on the Hardware
sheet.
2.
Double-click Universal Serial Bus controllers then USB Printing Support.
If USB Printing Support is not displayed, make sure that the printer is correctly connected
to the computer.
Check 3: Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer properly.
3.
Click the General tab and make sure that there is no indication of a problem with the
device.
If a device error is displayed, refer to Windows help to resolve the error.
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Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Error Number: 300 Is Displayed
Check 1: If the Power lamp is off, make sure that the power plug is plugged in,
then turn the printer on.
While the Power lamp is flashing green, the printer is initializing. Wait until the Power lamp
stops flashing and remains lit green.
Check 2: Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer properly.
When the printer is connected to your computer with a USB cable, make sure that the USB
cable is securely plugged in to the printer and the computer, then check the followings:
If you are using a relay device such as a USB hub, disconnect it, connect the printer
directly to the computer, and try printing again. If printing starts normally, there is a
problem with the relay device. Consult the reseller of the relay device for details.
There could also be a problem with the USB cable. Replace the USB cable and try
printing again.
When you use the printer over LAN, make sure that the printer is connected to the network with
a LAN cable or is set up correctly. For details, refer to your setup manual.
Check 3: Make sure that your printer's name is selected in the Print dialog box.
Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
Message: 1350 Is Displayed
See Twelve flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Error Number: 1700 Is Displayed
See Eight flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Ink Info Number: 1600 Is Displayed
See Four flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Ink Info Number: 1688 Is Displayed
See Seventeen flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Ink Info Number: 1689 Is Displayed
See Eighteen flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Ink Info Number: 1692 Is Displayed
See Four flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
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Message Appears on the Computer Screen
Ink Info Number: 1693 Is Displayed
See Sixteen flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Ink Info Number: 1698 Is Displayed
See Seventeen flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Ink Info Number: 1699 Is Displayed
See Eighteen flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Error Number: 2500 Is Displayed
See Eleven flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Error Number: 2600 Is Displayed
See Eleven flashes: in Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange and take the appropriate
action.
Other Error Messages
Check: If an error message is displayed outside the printer status monitor, check
the following:
"Could not spool successfully due to insufficient disk space"
Delete any unnecessary files to increase the amount of free space on the disk.
"Could not spool successfully due to insufficient memory"
Quit other running applications to increase available memory.
If you still cannot print, restart your computer and retry printing.
"Printer driver could not be found"
Uninstall the printer driver according to the procedure described in Deleting the
Unnecessary Printer Driver , and then reinstall it.
"Could not print Application name - File name"
Try printing again once the current job is complete.
The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program Screen Is Displayed
If the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program is installed, a confirmation screen
asking for permission to send the printer usage information will be displayed three months and
then six months after the installation. After that, it will be displayed every six months for about four
years.
Read the instructions on the screen and follow the procedure below.
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Message Appears on the Computer Screen
If you agree to participate in the survey program:
Click Agree, then follow the on-screen instructions. The printer usage information will be sent
via the Internet. If you have followed the on-screen instructions, the information will be sent
automatically from the second time onward and the confirmation screen will not be displayed
again.
Note
When the information is being sent, a caution screen such as an Internet security screen
may be displayed. In this case, confirm that the program name is "IJPLMUI.exe", then
allow it.
If you deselect the Send automatically from the next time check box, the information will
not be sent automatically from the second time onward and a confirmation screen will be
displayed at the time of the next survey. To send the information automatically, see
Changing the confirmation screen setting: .
If you do not agree to participate in the survey program:
Click Do not agree. The confirmation screen will be closed, and the survey at that time is
skipped. The confirmation screen will be displayed again three months later.
To uninstall the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program:
To uninstall the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program, click Uninstall, then
follow the on-screen instructions.
Changing the confirmation screen setting:
1. Select items the Start menu as shown below.
In Windows Vista, select the Start menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a program.
In Windows XP, select the Start menu > Control Panel > Add or Remove
Programs.
In Windows 2000, select the Start menu > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove
Programs.
Note
In Windows Vista, a confirmation/warning dialog box may appear when installing,
uninstalling or starting up software.
This dialog box appears when administrative rights are required to perform a task.
If you are logged on to an administrator account, click Continue or Allow to continue.
2. Select Canon Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program.
3. Select Change.
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Message Appears on the Computer Screen
If you select Yes after you have followed the on-screen instructions, the confirmation
screen will be displayed at the time of the next survey.
If you select No, the information will be sent automatically.
Note
If you select Uninstall (or Remove), the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey
Program is uninstalled. Follow the on-screen instructions.
The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program Icon Appears
If the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program is installed, the printer usage
information is scheduled to be sent three months and then six months after the installation. After
that, it is scheduled to be sent every six months for about four years. The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax
Extended Survey Program icon appears in the Dock when it is time to send the printer usage
information.
In Mac OS X v.10.3.9, the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program is not installed.
Read the instructions on the screen after clicking the icon, then follow the procedure below.
If you agree to participate in the survey program:
Click Agree, then follow the on-screen instructions. The printer usage information will be sent
via the Internet. If you have followed the on-screen instructions, the information will be sent
automatically from the second time onward and the confirmation screen will not be displayed
again.
Note
If you deselect the Send automatically from the next time check box, the information will
not be sent automatically from the second time onward and the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/
Fax Extended Survey Program icon will appear in the Dock at the time of the next survey.
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If you do not agree to participate in the survey program:
Click Do not agree. The confirmation screen will be closed, and the survey at that time is
skipped. The confirmation screen will be displayed again three months later.
To stop sending the information:
Click Turn off. The Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program is stopped, and the
information will not be sent. To resume the survey, see Changing the setting: .
To uninstall the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program:
1. Stop the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program.
Changing the setting:
2. Select Applications from the Go menu, and double-click the Canon Utilities folder, then
the Inkjet Extended Survey Program folder.
3. Place the Canon Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program.app file into the
Trash.
4. Restart the computer.
Empty the Trash and restart your computer.
Changing the setting:
To display the confirmation screen every time the printer usage information is sent or to
resume surveying, follow the procedure below.
1. Select Applications from the Go menu, and double-click the Canon Utilities folder, then
the Inkjet Extended Survey Program folder.
2. Double-click the Canon Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey Program icon.
Do not display the confirmation screen when information is sent:
If the check box is selected, the information will be sent automatically.
If the check box is not selected, the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey
Program icon will appear in the Dock at the time of the next survey. Click the icon,
then follow the on-screen instructions.
Turn off/Turn on button:
Click the Turn off button to stop the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey
Program.
Click the Turn on button to restart the Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax Extended Survey
Program.
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Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing
Cannot Print Properly with Automatic Duplex Printing
Check: Is the paper size or media type appropriate?
Make sure that the actual size of the paper is suitable for automatic duplex printing.
The sizes of media suitable for automatic duplex printing are A3, Regal, 11" x 17" (Tabloid), B4,
A4, Letter, 10" x 12", 8" x 10", B5, and A5".
Load paper of suitable size, then press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer.
Make sure that the Page Size or Paper Size setting matches the actual size of the paper with a
size suitable for automatic duplex printing.
First, check the Page Size setting in the application software you are printing from.
Then, check the Page Size setting on the Page Setup sheet in the printer properties dialog box
(Windows) or the Paper Size on the Page Setup dialog box (Macintosh).
Note
Duplex printing may not be available depending on the version of the application software.
Make sure that the type of loaded paper is suitable for automatic duplex printing on the Main
sheet (Windows) or the Quality & Media sheet on the Print dialog box (Macintosh).
To switch to manual duplex printing, follow the procedure below.
Open the printer properties dialog box, clear the Automatic check box on the Page Setup sheet, and
reprint.
When performing manual duplex printing, note the following.
If you are printing three or more pages of a document with manual duplex printing, one side
of all sheets of paper will be printed first. Turn over the paper and reload the paper in the
printer, and then the reverse side of all sheets of paper will be printed. Be careful not to
change the order of paper in the stack.
The procedure for reversing the paper varies depending on the staple side and printing
orientation. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Manual duplex printing is not available.
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For Windows Users
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > For Windows Users
For Windows Users
Printer Status Monitor Is Not Displayed
Check: Is the printer status monitor enabled?
Make sure that Enable Status Monitor is selected on the Option menu of the printer status
monitor.
1.
Open the printer properties dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
2.
On the Maintenance sheet, click View Printer Status.
3.
Select Enable Status Monitor on the Option menu if it is not selected.
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FAQs
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > FAQs
FAQs
No Printing Results/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/White Streaks
Printer Moves But Ink Is Not Ejected
Cannot Install the Printer Driver
Printing Does Not Start
Printing Stops Before It Is Completed
Writing Error/Output Error/Communication Error
Print Results Not Satisfactory
Paper Jams
Paper Does Not Feed Properly
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If You Cannot Resolve the Problem
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Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > If You Cannot Resolve the Problem
If You Cannot Resolve the Problem
If you cannot resolve the problem with any of the workarounds in this chapter, please contact the seller of
the printer or the service center.
Canon support staff are trained to be able to provide technical support to satisfy customers.
Caution
If the printer emits any unusual sound, smoke, or odor, turn it off immediately. Unplug the power
cord from the outlet and contact the seller or the service center. Never attempt to repair or
disassemble the printer yourself.
Attempts by customers to repair or take apart the printer will invalidate any warranty regardless of
whether the warranty has expired.
Before contacting the service center, confirm the following:
Product name:
* Your printer's name is located on the front cover of the setup manual.
Serial number: please refer to the setup manual
Details of the problem
What you tried to solve the problem, and what happened
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Instructions for Use (Printer Driver)
Advanced Guide > Troubleshooting > Instructions for Use (Printer Driver)
Instructions for Use (Printer Driver)
This printer driver is subject to the following restrictions. Keep the following points in mind when using
the printer driver.
Restrictions on the Printer Driver
Depending on the document type to be printed, the paper feed method specified in the printer driver
may not operate correctly.
If this happens, open the printer driver setup screen from the Print dialog box of the application
software, and check the setting in the Paper Source field on the Main tab.
With some applications, the Copies setting in the Page Setup tab of the printer driver may not be
enabled.
In this case, use the copies setting in the Print dialog box of the application software.
If the selected Language in the About dialog box does not match the operating system interface
language, the driver screen may not be displayed properly.
Normally, you should not change the Advanced tab items of the printer properties. If you change any
of the items, you will not be able to use the following functions correctly.
Also, if Print to file is selected in the Print dialog box of the application software and with applications
that prohibit EMF spooling, such as Adobe Photoshop LE and MS Photo Editor, the following
functions will not operate.
Preview before printing on the Main tab
Prevent loss of print data in the Print Options dialog box
Page Layout, Poster, Booklet, Specify Margin..., Print from Last Page, Collate, and Stamp/
Background... on the Page Setup tab
Since the resolution in the preview display differs from the printing resolution, text and lines in the
preview display may appear different from the actual print result.
With some applications, the printing is divided into multiple print jobs.
To cancel printing, delete all divided print jobs.
If image data is not printed correctly, display the Print Options dialog box from the Page Setup tab
and change the setting of Disable ICM required from the application software. This may solve the
problem.
Software windows may not appear correctly on Windows Vista when fonts are set to Larger scale.
When you want to display the windows with Larger scale fonts, set the desktop theme to Windows
Classic as follows:
1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
2. Select Appearance and Personalization -> Personalization -> Theme.
The Theme Settings dialog box opens.
3. At the Theme Settings dialog box, click the Themes tab, and select Windows Classic from
Theme.
4. Click OK.
Desktop changes to Windows Classic display.
Points to Note with Applications
There are following restrictions in Microsoft Word (Microsoft Corporation).
When Microsoft Word has the same printing functions as the printer driver, use Word to specify
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them.
When selecting Scaled, Fit-to-Page, or Page Layout from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup
tab, the selected printing function may not be effective, depending on the version of Word.
If this happens, follow the procedure below.
1. Open Word's Print dialog box.
2. Open the printer driver setup window, specify Page Layout on the Page Setup tab, and click
OK.
3. Without starting printing, close the Print dialog box.
4. Open Word's Print dialog box again.
5. Open the printer driver setup window again and click OK.
6. Start printing.
Illustrator/Adobe Systems Inc.
If bitmap printing takes effect, printing may take time or some data may not be printed. Print after
unchecking the Bitmap Printing check box in the Print dialog box.
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Appendix
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Advanced Guide > Appendix
Appendix
Before Printing on Art Paper
Printing Area
Deleting the Undesired Print Job
Updating the Printer Driver
Uninstalling the On-Screen Manuals
Transporting the Printer
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
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Before Printing on Art Paper
Advanced Guide > Appendix > Before Printing on Art Paper
Before Printing on Art Paper
When using art paper, dust is liable to be generated. It is therefore recommended that paper dust be
removed on art paper just before printing.
You will need a soft hair brush (or similar brush used to clean office
automation equipment).
The wider the brush, the more effective it will be.
Important
Be sure not to use brushes as shown below. The printing surface may be damaged.
Paper dust removal procedure:
1. Check that the brush is not wet and free from dust or dirt.
2. Brush the overall printing surface carefully in one direction.
Important
Be sure to brush all the way across the paper; do not start brushing at the middle or stop
halfway.
Be careful not to touch the printing surface as much as possible.
3. To complete the removal of paper dust, brush the paper in the other direction
from top to bottom.
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Printing Area
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Printing Area
Printing Area
To ensure the best print quality, the printer allows a margin along each edge of media. The actual
printable area will be the area inside these margins.
Recommended printing area
Printable area
: Canon recommends that you print within this area.
: The area where it is possible to print.
However, printing in this area can affect the print quality or the paper feed precision.
Note
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:
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 is not available for legal, A5, B5, or B4 sized paper, envelopes, or art paper.
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 Automatic Duplex Printing, the printable area will be 0.08 inches / 2 mm smaller
at the top margin.
Letter, Legal
Envelopes
Other Sizes than Letter, Legal, Envelopes
Sizes for Art Paper
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Other Sizes than Letter, Legal, Envelopes
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Printing Area > Other Sizes than Letter, Legal, Envelopes
Other Sizes than Letter, Legal, Envelopes
Size
Printable Area (width x height)
A5
5.56 x 7.95 inches / 141.2 x 202.0 mm
A4
8.00 x 11.38 inches / 203.2 x 289.0 mm
A3
11.4 x 16.2 inches / 290.2 x 412.0 mm
A3+ (13" x 19" / 32.9 x 48.3 cm)
12.7 x 18.7 inches / 322.2 x 475.0 mm
B5
6.90 x 9.80 inches / 175.2 x 249.0 mm
B4
9.9 x 14 inches / 250.2 x 356.0 mm
4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm
3.73 x 5.69 inches / 94.8 x 144.4 mm
4" x 8" / 10 x 20 cm
3.73 x 7.69 inches / 94.8 x 195.2 mm
5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm
4.73 x 6.69 inches / 120.2 x 169.8 mm
11" x 17" (Tabloid) / 279.4 x 431.8 mm
10.7 x 16.7 inches / 272.6 x 423.8 mm
8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm
7.73 x 9.69 inches / 196.4 x 246.0 mm
10" x 12" / 254.0 x 304.8 mm
9.7 x 11.7 inches / 247.2 x 296.8 mm
Wide
3.73 x 6.80 inches / 94.8 x 172.6 mm
Recommended printing area
Printable area
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Letter, Legal
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Printing Area > Letter, Legal
Letter, Legal
Size
Printable Area (width x height)
Letter
8.00 x 10.69 inches / 203.2 x 271.4 mm
Legal
8.00 x 13.69 inches / 203.2 x 347.6 mm
Recommended printing area
Printable area
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Sizes for Art Paper
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Printing Area > Sizes for Art Paper
Sizes for Art Paper
When using Fine Art Paper "Photo Rag" or non Canon genuine specialty paper, printing is not done in a
1.38 inches / 35 mm margin along the top and bottom edges. A limit is set to prevent printing along a
1.38 inches / 35 mm margin on the top and bottom edges when a paper size for Art Paper is selected in
the printer driver.
Fine Art A4, Fine Art A3, Fine Art A3+
Size
Printable Area (width x height)
Fine Art A4
8.0 x 8.9 inches / 203.2 x 227.0 mm
Fine Art A3
11.4 x 13.8 inches / 290.2 x 350.0 mm
Fine Art A3+
12.7 x 16.3 inches / 322.2 x 413.0 mm
Recommended printing area
Fine Art Letter
Size
Fine Art Letter
Printable Area (width x height)
8.0 x 8.2 inches / 203.2 x 209.4 mm
Recommended printing area
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Envelopes
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Printing Area > Envelopes
Envelopes
Size
Recommended Printing Area (width x height)
European DL
4.06 x 7.50 inches / 103.2 x 190.5 mm
US Comm. Env. #10
3.86 x 8.34 inches / 98.0 x 211.8 mm
Recommended printing area
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Deleting the Undesired Print Job
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Deleting the Undesired Print Job
Deleting the Undesired Print Job
If the printer does not start printing, the print job data cancelled or failed may be remaining.
Delete the undesired print job by using the Canon IJ Status Monitor.
1. Display the Canon IJ Status Monitor
Click the status monitor button displayed on the task bar.
The Canon IJ Status Monitor appears.
2. Display the print jobs
Click Display Print Queue....
The print queue window opens.
3. Delete the print jobs
Select Cancel All Documents from the Printer menu.
When the confirmation message appears, click Yes.
The deletion of the print job is complete.
Important
Users who have not been granted access permission for printer management cannot delete the
print job of another user.
Note
When you perform this operation, all print jobs are deleted. If the print queue list contained a
necessary print job, start the printing process over from the beginning.
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Updating the Printer Driver
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Updating the Printer Driver
Updating the Printer Driver
Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver
Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver
Before Installing the Printer Driver
Installing the Printer Driver
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Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Updating the Printer Driver > Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver
Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver
By updating the printer driver to the latest version of the printer driver, unresolved problems may be
solved.
You can check the version of the printer driver by clicking the About... button on the Maintenance tab.
Access our web site through the Internet and download the latest printer driver for your model.
Important
You can download the printer driver for free, but any Internet access charges incurred are your
responsibility.
Before installing the latest printer driver, delete the previously installed version.
For information on how to delete the printer driver, see " Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver ."
Related Topics
Before Installing the Printer Driver
Installing the Printer Driver
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Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver
Advanced Guide > Appendix > Updating the Printer Driver > Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver
Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver
The printer driver you no longer use can be deleted.
When deleting the printer driver, first exit all programs that are running.
The procedure to delete the unnecessary printer driver is as follows:
When There is an Uninstaller
1. Start the uninstaller
In Windows Vista, select the Start menu -> All Programs -> "Your model name" -> Printer Driver
Uninstaller.
In Windows XP, select the start menu -> All Programs -> "Your model name" -> Printer Driver
Uninstaller.
In Windows 2000, select the Start menu -> Programs -> "Your model name" -> Printer Driver
Uninstaller.
The Printer Driver Uninstaller dialog box is displayed.
Important
In Windows Vista, a confirmation/warning dialog box may appear when installing, uninstalling
or starting software.
This dialog box appears when administrative rights are required to perform a task.
When you are logged on to an administrator account, click Continue or Allow to continue.
Some applications require an administrator account to continue. When you are logged on to a
standard account, switch to an administrator account, and restart the operation from the
beginning.
2. Execute the uninstaller
Click Execute. When the confirmation message appears, click Yes.
When all the files have been deleted, click Complete.
The deletion of the printer driver is complete.
When There is No Uninstaller
When there is no uninstaller in the Start menu of Windows Vista, follow these steps:
1. Select the printer to be deleted
Select the Start menu -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Printers.
Click the model to delete, then press the Alt key on your keyboard. On the File menu, click Delete.
2. Delete the printer
When the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue. Then when the confirmation
message appears, click Yes.
The icon is deleted.
3. Select the printer driver to be deleted
Press the Alt key. On the File menu, select Run as administrator, and then click Server Properties....
When the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue.
Click the Drivers tab. In the Installed printer drivers list, click the printer to delete.
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Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver
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4. Delete the printer driver
When you click Remove..., Remove Driver And Package dialog box is displayed.
Select Remove driver and driver package, and then click OK.
In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
When data collection is completed in the Remove Driver Package dialog box, click Delete.
5. Click OK
The deletion of the printer driver is complete.
Important
You may not be able to delete the printer driver properly from the Installed printer drivers list.
If this happens, restart your computer, and try again.
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Before Installing the Printer Driver
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Updating the Printer Driver > Before Installing the Printer Driver
Before Installing the Printer Driver
This section describes the items that you should check before installing the printer driver. You should
also refer to this section if the printer driver cannot be installed.
Checking the Printer Status
Properly connect the personal computer and the printer. For details on connection instructions, refer
to the "Setup the Printer and the Computer" in the manual: Getting Started.
Turn off the printer.
Checking the Personal Computer Settings
Terminate all running applications.
In Windows Vista, log on as a user who has the administrator rights.
In Windows XP, log on as the computer administrator.
In Windows 2000, log on as a member of the Administrators group.
Note
When an old version of the printer driver is already installed, first delete (uninstall) that version. For
instructions on deleting the printer driver, see " Deleting the Unnecessary Printer Driver ."
Related Topics
Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver
Installing the Printer Driver
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Installing the Printer Driver
Advanced Guide > Appendix > Updating the Printer Driver > Installing the Printer Driver
Installing the Printer Driver
You can access our web site through the Internet and download the latest Printer Driver for your model.
The procedure for installing the downloaded Printer Driver is as follows:
1. Turn off the printer
Important
When you turn on the computer while the printer is on, the Windows Plug and Play function is
executed automatically, and the Found New Hardware window (Windows Vista) or Found New
Hardware Wizard window (Windows XP, Windows 2000) is displayed. In this case, click
Cancel.
2. Start the installer
Double-click the icon of the downloaded file.
The installation program starts.
Important
In Windows Vista, a confirmation/warning dialog box may appear when installing, uninstalling
or starting software.
This dialog box appears when administrative rights are required to perform a task.
When you are logged on to an administrator account, click Continue or Allow to continue.
Some applications require an administrator account to continue. When you are logged on to a
standard account, switch to an administrator account, and restart the operation from the
beginning.
3. Install the driver
At the Welcome window, click Next.
Read the contents of the License Agreement window. After checking the contents, click Yes.
Installation of the printer driver begins.
After the Installation Complete window is displayed, check that the printer and the computer are
connected through a cable.
When the printer is connected directly to the network, follow the procedure below to select the
connection destination.
1. Check the Select printer port check box, and click Manual Selection.
2. At the Select Port window, select CNBJBP_XXX (XXX is the previous port name) as connection
destination, and then click OK.
4. Complete the installation
Click Complete.
Turn on the printer, and wait awhile until the connection is recognized.
When you are using a USB connection, the installation of the printer driver is complete.
Depending on the environment you are using, a message prompting you to restart the computer may be
displayed. To complete the installation properly, restart the computer.
Important
You can download the printer driver for free, but any Internet access charges incurred are your
responsibility.
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Installing the Printer Driver
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Related Topics
Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver
Before Installing the Printer Driver
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Uninstalling the On-Screen Manuals
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Uninstalling the On-Screen Manuals
Uninstalling the On-Screen Manuals
Follow the procedure below to uninstall all of the installed on-screen manuals from your computer.
Before uninstalling the on-screen manuals, exit all on-screen manuals that are opening.
All of the installed on-screen manuals will be deleted at the same time.
1. Click Start > All Programs (Programs in Windows 2000) > Canon XXX Manual
(where "XXX " is your printer's name) > Uninstall.
2. Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
Note
When the message prompting you to restart your computer is displayed, click OK to restart your
computer.
On-screen manuals other than printer driver's help are uninstalled at a time.
1. Select Applications on the Go menu.
2. Double-click the Canon Utilities folder, and then the IJ Manual folder.
3. Drag the folder of your printer's name into the trash.
4. Drag the
Canon XXX On-screen Manual icon (where " XXX " is your printer's
name) on your desktop into the trash.
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Transporting the Printer
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Transporting the Printer
Transporting the Printer
When relocating the printer, pack the printer using the original packing materials.
If you do not have the original packing materials, pack the printer carefully using protective material and
place it inside a sturdy box.
Important
Do not transport or store the printer slanted, vertically, or upside-down, as the ink may leak and
damage the printer.
When transporting the printer, we recommend that you carry it with anyone.
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Confirm that the Power lamp is off and unplug the printer.
Important
Do not unplug the printer while the Power lamp is lit or flashing green, as it may cause
malfunction or damage to the printer, making the printer unable to print.
3. Retract the Paper Support, then close the Front Tray.
4. Remove the Cassette.
Pull the Cassette with your hands until it stops, and pull it out with lifting the near side slightly.
Note
Pack the Cassette using the original packing materials.
If you do not have the original packing materials, pack the Cassette using protective material
separately from the printer.
5. Disconnect the printer cable from the computer and from the printer, and then
disconnect the power plug from the printer.
6. Use adhesive tape to secure all the covers on the printer to keep them from opening
during transportation. Then pack the printer in the plastic bag.
7. Attach the protective material to the printer when packing the printer.
Important
Pack the printer with the Print Head and ink tanks left installed in the printer.
Note
Clearly label the box as "FRAGILE" or "HANDLE WITH CARE".
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Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
The printer driver setup window can be displayed through the application software in use or the Start
menu of the Windows.
Open the Printer Properties Dialog Box through the Application Software
Follow the procedure below to configure print settings when printing.
1.
Select the command you perform printing on the application software in use.
In general, select Print on the File menu to open the Print dialog box.
2.
Select your model name and click Preferences (or Properties).
The printer properties dialog box opens.
Note
Depending on application software you use, command names or menu names may vary
and there may be more steps. For details, refer to the user's manual of your application
software.
Open the Printer Properties Dialog Box through the Start Menu
Follow the procedure below to perform maintenance operations such as print head cleaning, or to
configure print settings that are common for all application software.
1.
Select items from the Start menu as shown below.
In Windows Vista, select the Start menu > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.
In Windows XP, select the Start menu > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware >
Printers and Faxes.
In Windows 2000, select the Start menu > Settings > Printers.
2.
Right-click your model name icon and then select Printing Preferences from the displayed
menu.
The printer properties dialog box opens.
Important
Opening the printer properties dialog box through Properties displays such tabs
regarding the Windows functions as the Ports (or Advanced) tab. Those tabs do not
appear when opening through Printing Preferences or application software. About tabs
regarding Windows functions, refer to the user's manual for the Windows.
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Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
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Advanced Guide > Appendix > Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
Opening the Page Setup and Print Dialog Box (Macintosh)
You can open the Page Setup dialog box and the Print dialog box from the application program you are
using.
Opening the Page Setup Dialog Box
Open the Page Setup dialog box to specify page (paper) settings before printing.
1.
Select Page Setup... on the File menu in your application program.
The Page Setup dialog box opens.
Opening the Print Dialog Box
Open the Print dialog box to specify print settings before printing.
1.
Select Print... on the File menu in your application program.
The Print dialog box opens.
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Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
Advanced Guide > Appendix > Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
To open the Canon IJ Printer Utility, follow the procedure below.
In Mac OS X v.10.5.x
1.
Select System Preferences on the Apple menu.
2.
Click Print & Fax.
3.
Select your printer's name in the Printers and click Open Print Queue....
The job list of your printer is displayed.
4.
Click Utility.
The Printer List opens.
5.
Select your printer's name in the Product list and click Maintenance.
The Canon IJ Printer Utility starts up.
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Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)
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In Mac OS X v.10.4.x or Mac OS X v 10.3.9
1.
Select Applications on the Go menu.
2.
Double-click the Utilities folder, and then double-click the Printer Setup Utility icon.
The Printer List opens.
3.
Select your printer's name in the Name list and click Utility.
4.
Select your printer's name in the Product list and click Maintenance.
The Canon IJ Printer Utility starts up.
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Using Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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Advanced Guide > Using Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Using Easy-PhotoPrint EX
--- Transforming Your Photos into Creative Works of Art --Easy-PhotoPrint EX allows you to create albums, calendars and stickers easily using photos taken with
digital cameras.
You can also print borderless photos easily.
Start Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Click Here: Easy-PhotoPrint EX
Note
See the section below for details on how to use Easy-PhotoPrint EX.
Printing with the Bundled Application Software
Create a Personalized Photo Album
Creating a personalized photo album is an easy task if you use Easy-PhotoPrint EX!
All you need to do is select which photos to use, select a layout, then load paper into your printer and
print. After you bind the printed sheets, you'll have the one and only album of your memories!
You can change the layout and background, and attach
comments to photos.
You can also select the size and orientation.
You can arrange a photo across the left and right
pages.
CHECK!
Select a theme (background design) to create a single-themed album.
Decorate Items with Text and Frames
You can add text and frames to photos. Attach a description of the photo in an album, and add a frame to
enhance the photo's atmosphere.
Using Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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CHECK!
Select Album to add text and frames. You cannot decorate photos with Photo Print.
Create a Calendar Using Your Favorite Photos
Create calendars easily with Easy-PhotoPrint EX. Create your own calendar using your favorite photos!
It'll be exciting to turn the calendar pages.
You can use all kinds of photos.
You can also create 2-month, 6-month and 12-month
calendars.
Create Stickers
Create stickers easily with Easy-PhotoPrint EX!
Create stickers of your favorite photos and share them with your friends!
CHECK!
You can add text to photos.
Using Easy-PhotoPrint EX
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About Solution Menu
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Advanced Guide > About Solution Menu
About Solution Menu
Quick Shortcut!! Solution Menu
Solution Menu is a menu window that provides quick access from your desktop to Canon applications,
manuals, and online product information.
Important
The number and types of buttons displayed in the window may vary depending on your printer and
region.
Starting Solution Menu
Click Here: Solution Menu
To start from desktop, see below.
Double-click the Canon Solution Menu icon on the desktop. Alternatively, from the Start menu, select (All)
Programs > Canon Utilities > Solution Menu > Solution Menu.
From the next time, Solution Menu starts when Windows starts.
If the Start Solution Menu when Windows starts checkbox at the bottom left of the window is not selected,
Solution Menu does not start when Windows starts.
Note
Solution Menu will start automatically when you install it using the Setup CD-ROM that
accompanies the printer.
Changing the Window Size
Click
(window size: large) or
(window size: small) on the title bar to change the window size
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(large or small).
Solution Menu opens with the last used window size next time it is started.
When screen size is small
Starting an Application
1. Point to a button on the window to display the description of each application.
2. By clicking each button, the introduced application starts.
Follow the same steps to view the manuals or online product information.
Important
Internet connection is required to access the online information. Internet connection fees apply.
Note
to access the web page only for this machine, from which you
Click
can download printing materials for free.
Exiting Solution Menu
Click
(Close) on the title bar.
Restriction on Use of Solution Menu
This software is subject to the following restriction. Keep this point in mind when using it.
All icons of the installed applications that support Solution Menu are displayed in the window. After
the installation, you cannot rearrange the icons or delete only the icons.
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About Network Communication
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication
About Network Communication
Changing and Confirming Network Settings
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Glossary
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Changing and Confirming Network Settings
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings
Changing and Confirming Network Settings
Canon IJ Network Tool
Canon IJ Network Tool Dialog Box
Canon IJ Network Tool Menus
Changing the Settings in the Wired LAN Sheet
Changing the Settings in the Admin Password Sheet
Initializing the Network Settings of the Printer
Viewing the Modified Settings
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Canon IJ Network Tool
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings > Canon IJ Network Tool
Canon IJ Network Tool
The Canon IJ Network Tool is a utility that enables you to display and modify the printer network settings.
It is installed when the printer is set up.
Important
Do not start up the Canon IJ Network Tool while printing.
Do not print when the Canon IJ Network Tool is running.
If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning that
Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears, set the
security software to always allow access.
Starting up Canon IJ Network Tool
1.
Double-click the
Canon IJ Network Tool shortcut icon on the desktop.
Click Start and select All programs (or Programs), Canon IJ Network Utilities, Canon IJ
Network Tool, and then Canon IJ Network Tool.
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Canon IJ Network Tool Dialog Box
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings > Canon IJ Network Tool
Dialog Box
Canon IJ Network Tool Dialog Box
This section describes the items displayed on the Canon IJ Network Tool dialog box.
Important
To use the printer over LAN, make sure you have the equipment necessary for the connection type,
such as a LAN cable.
1. Printers
The printer name, status, printer model name, and port name are displayed.
A check mark next to the printer in the Name list indicates it is set as the default printer.
Configuration changes are applied to the selected printer.
2. Update
Performs printer detection again. Click this button if the target printer is not displayed.
Important
To change the printer's network settings using the Canon IJ Network Tool, it must be
connected via USB or a LAN.
If No Driver is displayed for the name, associate the port with the printer.
If Not Found is displayed for the status, check that the printer is turned on, that the printer is
connected properly, and that the network settings is proper.
If the printer on a network is not detected, make sure that the printer is turned on, then click
Update. It may take several minutes to detect printers. If the printer is still detected, connect the
printer and the computer with a USB cable, then click Update.
If the printer is being used from another computer, a dialog box is displayed informing you of
this condition.
Note
This item has the same function as Refresh in the View menu.
3. Configuration
Click to configure settings of the selected printer.
Note
You cannot configure a printer that has the status Not Found.
This item has the same function as Configuration in the Settings menu.
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Canon IJ Network Tool Menus
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings > Canon IJ Network Tool
Menus
Canon IJ Network Tool Menus
This section describes the menus in the Canon IJ Network Tool dialog box.
1. File menu
Exit
Exits the Canon IJ Network Tool.
2. View menu
Status
This function is not available for this printer.
Refresh
Updates and displays the contents of Printers to the latest information.
Important
To change the printer's network settings using the Canon IJ Network Tool, it must be
connected via USB or a LAN.
If No Driver is displayed for the name, associate the port with the printer.
If Not Found is displayed for the status, check that the printer is turned on, that the printer is
connected properly, and that the network settings is proper.
If the printer on a network is not detected, make sure that the printer is turned on, then click
Update. It may take several minutes to detect printers. If the printer is still detected, connect the
printer and the computer with a USB cable, then click Update.
If the printer is being used from another computer, a dialog box is displayed informing you of
this condition.
Note
This item has the same function as Update in the Canon IJ Network Tool dialog box.
Network Information
Displays the Network Information dialog box to confirm the network settings of the printer and the
computer.
Display Warning Automatically
Enables or disables automatic display of warnings.
When this menu is selected, a warning is displayed if one or more ports are unavailable for printing.
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3. Settings menu
Configuration
Displays the Configuration dialog box to configure settings of the selected printer.
Note
This item has the same function as Configuration in the Canon IJ Network Tool dialog box.
Associate Port
Displays the Associate Port dialog box and you can associate a port with the printer.
This menu is available when No Driver is displayed for the selected printer. Associating a port with
the printer enables you to use it.
Maintenance
Displays the Maintenance dialog box to revert the network settings of the printer to factory default.
4. Help menu
Help Topics
Displays the application's online help.
About
Displays the version of the Canon IJ Network Tool.
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Changing the Settings in the Wired LAN Sheet
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings > Changing the Settings
in the Wired LAN Sheet
Changing the Settings in the Wired LAN Sheet
1. Start up the Canon IJ Network Tool.
Starting up Canon IJ Network Tool
2. Select the printer in Printers.
3. Select Configuration from the Settings menu.
4. Click the Wired LAN tab.
Click OK after changing configuration. A dialog box is displayed asking you for confirmation before
the settings are sent to the printer. If you click Yes, the settings are sent to the printer and the
Transmitted Settings dialog box is displayed.
1. TCP/IP Setup
Sets the IP address of the printer to be used over the LAN. Set a value appropriate for your
network environment.
Get IP address automatically
Select this option to use an IP address automatically assigned by a DHCP server. DHCP server
functionality must be enabled on your wireless LAN router or access point.
Use next IP address
If no DHCP server functionality is available in your setup where you use the printer or you want
to use a particular IP address, select this option to use a fixed IP address.
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Changing the Settings in the Admin Password Sheet
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings > Changing the Settings
in the Admin Password Sheet
Changing the Settings in the Admin Password Sheet
1. Start up the Canon IJ Network Tool.
Starting up Canon IJ Network Tool
2. Select the printer in Printers.
3. Select Configuration from the Settings menu.
4. Click the Admin Password tab.
1. Use admin password
Set a password for the administrator with privileges to set up and change detailed options. To
use this feature, select this check box and enter a password.
Important
The password should consist of alphanumeric characters and be no longer than 32
characters. The password is case-sensitive. Do not forget the password you set.
2. Password
Enter the password to set.
3. Password Confirmation
Enter the password again for confirmation.
5. Click OK.
A dialog box is displayed asking you for confirmation before the settings are sent to the printer. If you
click Yes, the settings are sent to the printer and the Transmitted Settings dialog box is displayed.
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Initializing the Network Settings of the Printer
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings > Initializing the Network
Settings of the Printer
Initializing the Network Settings of the Printer
Important
Note that initialization erases all network settings on the printer, and printing operation from a
computer over network may become impossible. To use the printer over network, refer to the setup
manual of the printer to set up the printer again.
Before initializing the network settings, connect your computer and the printer with a USB cable.
1. Start up the Canon IJ Network Tool.
Starting up Canon IJ Network Tool
2. Select the printer in Printers.
3. Select Maintenance from the Settings menu.
1. Setting Initialization
Initialize
Reverts all the network settings of the printer to factory default. Click Initialize to display the
Initialize Settings dialog box and click Yes to initialize the network settings of the printer. Do not
turn off the printer during initialization. Click OK when initialization is complete.
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Viewing the Modified Settings
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Changing and Confirming Network Settings > Viewing the Modified
Settings
Viewing the Modified Settings
The Confirmation dialog box is displayed when you modified the printer settings on the Configuration
dialog box. When you click Yes on the Confirmation dialog box, the following screen is displayed for
confirming the modified settings.
1. Settings
A list of changes made in the Configuration dialog box is displayed.
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Troubleshooting
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Cannot Communicate With the Printer/Cannot Print from the Printer
The Following Screen Is Displayed During Setup
Printer Status Monitor of the Printer Does Not Operate
Cannot Print from a Computer Connected to the Network
It Takes a Long Time for Printing to Start
The Admin Password Set to the Printer Was Forgotten
Checking Information about the Network
Restoring the Printer's Network Settings to Factory Default
Updating the Printer Driver
Uninstalling the Canon IJ Network Tool
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Troubleshooting
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This section describes troubleshooting tips for problems you may encounter when using the printer. For
troubleshooting tips related to the setup, refer to the Network Setup Troubleshooting .
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Cannot Communicate With the Printer/Cannot Print from the Printer
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Cannot Communicate With the Printer/Cannot Print
from the Printer
Cannot Communicate With the Printer/Cannot Print from the
Printer
Cannot Communicate with the Printer After the Network Settings Are Changed
Cannot Communicate with the Printer with USB Connection
Cannot Communicate with the Printer over the Network
The Printer Cannot Be Detected in the Network
Cannot Communicate with the Printer After the Network Settings Are Changed
Wait until the IP address is assigned to the computer. You may need to restart your computer.
Search for the printer again after confirming a valid IP address is assigned to the computer.
Cannot Communicate with the Printer with USB Connection
Check 1: Make sure that the printer is turned on.
Check 2: Make sure that the USB cable is connected properly.
Refer to the setup manual of the printer to connect the USB cable properly.
Check 3: Do not start up the Canon IJ Network Tool while printing.
Check 4: Do not print while the Canon IJ Network Tool is running.
Check 5: Make sure that Enable bidirectional support is selected in the Ports
sheet of the properties dialog box of the printer driver.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Cannot Communicate with the Printer over the Network
Check 1: Make sure that the printer is turned on.
Check 2: Make sure that the LAN cable is connected properly.
Check 3: Make sure that the network settings of the computer are correct.
For the procedures to connect a network device to the computer and set them up, refer to the
manual of your network device or contact its manufacturer.
Check 4: Make sure that the firewall of the security software is disabled.
If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning
that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears,
set the security software to always allow access.
If using any programs that switch the network environment, check their settings. Some
programs will enable a firewall by default.
Check 5: When using a router, connect the printer and computer to the LAN side
(same network segment).
The Printer Cannot Be Detected in the Network
Check 1: Make sure that the printer is turned on.
Cannot Communicate With the Printer/Cannot Print from the Printer
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Check 2: Make sure that the USB cable is connected properly.
Refer to the setup manual of the printer to connect the USB cable properly.
Check 3: Make sure that the printer setup is completed.
If not, refer to your setup manual of the printer to complete the printer setup.
Check 4: Make sure that the LAN cable is connected properly.
Check 5: When using Canon IJ Network Tool, click Update to search for the
printer again.
Canon IJ Network Tool Dialog Box
Check 6: When searching for a printer over a network, make sure that the printer
is associated with the port driver.
When No Driver is displayed under Name in the Canon IJ Network Tool, there is no
association. Select Associate Port on the Settings menu, then associate the port with the
printer.
Canon IJ Network Tool Menus
Check 7: Make sure that the network settings of the computer are correct.
Check 8: Make sure that Enable bidirectional support is selected in the Ports
sheet of the properties dialog box of the printer driver.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
Check 9: Make sure that the firewall of the security software is disabled.
If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning
that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears,
set the security software to always allow access.
If using any programs that switch the network environment, check their settings. Some
programs will enable a firewall by default.
Check 10: When using a router, connect the printer and computer to the LAN
side (same network segment).
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The Following Screen Is Displayed During Setup
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The Following Screen Is Displayed During Setup
The Enter Password Dialog Box Is Displayed During Setup
The following dialog box is displayed if an administrator password is set to the printer which has
already been set up.
Enter the administrator password you have set.
Changing the Settings in the Admin Password Sheet
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Printer Status Monitor of the Printer Does Not Operate
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Printer Status Monitor of the Printer Does Not
Operate
Printer Status Monitor of the Printer Does Not Operate
Use the printer driver with bidirectional communication.
Select Enable bidirectional support in the Ports sheet of the properties dialog box of the printer driver.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)
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Cannot Print from a Computer Connected to the Network
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Cannot Print from a Computer Connected to the
Network
Cannot Print from a Computer Connected to the Network
Check 1: Make sure that the network settings of the computer are
correct.
For the procedures to set up the computer, refer to the manual of your computer or contact its
manufacturer.
Check 2: If the printer driver is not installed, install the printer driver.
Insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer's disc drive and perform Custom Install and select IJ
Printer Driver to install again.
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It Takes a Long Time for Printing to Start
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > It Takes a Long Time for Printing to Start
It Takes a Long Time for Printing to Start
Check: The printer may be printing out a large job issued from another
computer.
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The Admin Password Set to the Printer Was Forgotten
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > The Admin Password Set to the Printer Was
Forgotten
The Admin Password Set to the Printer Was Forgotten
Initialize the LAN settings.
Restoring the Printer's Network Settings to Factory Default
After initializing the LAN settings, refer to your setup manual of the printer to set up the printer again.
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Checking Information about the Network
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Checking Information about the Network
Checking Information about the Network
Checking the IP Address or the MAC Address of the Printer
Checking the IP Address or the MAC Address of the Computer
Checking the IP Address or the MAC Address of the Printer
To display the network setting information using the Canon IJ Network Tool, select Network
Information on the View menu.
Canon IJ Network Tool Menus
Checking the IP Address or the MAC Address of the Computer
To check the IP address or MAC address assigned to the computer, follow the procedure below.
1.
Click Start > All Programs (or Programs) > Accessories > Command Prompt.
2.
Enter "ipconfig/all" and press the Enter key.
The IP addresses and the MAC addresses of the network devices installed on your computer
are displayed. When the network device is not connected to the network, the IP address is not
displayed.
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Restoring the Printer's Network Settings to Factory Default
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Restoring the Printer's Network Settings to
Factory Default
Restoring the Printer's Network Settings to Factory Default
Important
Note that initialization erases all network settings on the printer, and printing operation from a
computer over network may become impossible. To use the printer over network, refer to the setup
manual of the printer to set up the printer again.
Before initializing the network settings, connect your computer and the printer with a USB cable.
Initializing using printer button
Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the Power lamp flashes 10 times, then release it.
Initializing with Canon IJ Network Tool
Start the Canon IJ Network Tool, select Maintenance from the Settings menu, and then click Initialize
under Setting Initialization in the Maintenance dialog box.
Initializing the Network Settings of the Printer
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Updating the Printer Driver
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Updating the Printer Driver
Updating the Printer Driver
Download the latest printer driver in advance.
Note
If multiple printers are connected to a network or multiple network printing ports are opened on your
computer, check the port name of your printer before uninstalling the printer driver.
For information on how to check the port name, refer to Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box
(Windows).
After uninstalling the printer driver, install the latest printer driver according to the regular procedure.
When the installation is completed, select CNBJNP_XXX ("XXX" is the port name set previously) as
connection destination manually.
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Uninstalling the Canon IJ Network Tool
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Troubleshooting > Uninstalling the Canon IJ Network Tool
Uninstalling the Canon IJ Network Tool
Follow the procedure below to uninstall the Canon IJ Network Tool from your computer.
Important
Even if the Canon IJ Network Tool is uninstalled, you can print over network. However, you cannot
change the network settings over network.
Log into a user account with administrator privilege.
1. Click Start > All Programs (or Programs) > Canon IJ Network Utilities > Canon IJ
Network Tool > Uninstaller.
2. Click Yes when the confirmation message appears.
When the message prompting you to restart your computer is displayed, click OK to restart your
computer.
Note
To reinstall the Canon IJ Network Tool, uninstall the Canon IJ Network Tool, then perform
Custom Install with the Setup CD-ROM and select the Canon IJ Network Tool to install them
again.
You can also uninstall the Canon IJ Network Tool by double-clicking CNMNUU.exe provided on
the Setup CD-ROM or in the folder where you saved the downloaded installer.
You can also use Uninstall a program (or Add or Remove Programs, or Add/Remove
Applications) on Control Panel to uninstall the Canon IJ Network Tool.
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Appendix
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Appendix
Appendix
Initial Values Set at Factory (Network)
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Initial Values Set at Factory (Network)
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Appendix > Initial Values Set at Factory (Network)
Initial Values Set at Factory (Network)
TCP/IP Settings
Get IP address automatically
Admin Password
Disable
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Glossary
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Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Glossary
Glossary
About Technical Terms
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About Technical Terms
Advanced Guide > About Network Communication > Glossary > About Technical Terms
About Technical Terms
In this section, technical terms used in the manual are explained.
A
D
F
I
M
O
R
S
T
A
Admin Password
Administration password in Canon IJ Network Tool to restrict access to network users. It must
be entered to access the printer and change printer settings.
When the printer's network settings are factory default, the admin password do not have to
been entered.
Note
You can erase the admin password by initializing settings.
In Canon IJ Network Tool, select Maintenance in the Settings menu, and then select
Initialize under Setting Initialization.
All settings are lost after initialization. You need to set up the printer again.
D
Default Gateway
A relay device to connect to another network such as a router or a computer.
DHCP server functionality
The router or the access point assigns an IP address automatically whenever the printer or
the personal computer on a network starts up.
F
Firewall
It is a system that prevents an unlawful computer access in the network. To prevent, you can
use the firewall function of a broadband router, the security software installed in the computer,
or operation system for computer.
I
IP Address
A unique number with four parts separated by dots. Every network device that is connected to
the Internet has an IP address. Example: 192.168.0.1
An IP address is usually assigned by a DHCP server of the router automatically.
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About Technical Terms
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For the procedure to check the IP address of the printer, see Checking the IP Address or the
MAC Address of the Printer .
IPv4/IPv6
They are internetwork-layer protocol used on the internet. IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses and
IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses.
M
MAC Address
Also known as the physical address. A unique and permanent hardware identifier that is
assigned to network devices by its manufacturer. MAC addresses are 48 bits long and are
written as a hexadecimal number separated by colons, i.e., 11:22:33:44:55:66. To check the
MAC address of this printer, see Checking the IP Address or the MAC Address of the Printer .
O
Operation Status
Indicates the status on whether the printer can be used.
R
Router
A relay device to connect to another network.
S
Subnet Mask
IP address has two components, the network address and the host address. Subnet Mask
used to calculate the Subnet Mask address from the IP address. A Subnet Mask is usually
assigned by a DHCP server of the router automatically.
Example:
IP Address: 192.168.127.123
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Subnet Mask Address: 192.168.127.0
T
TCP/IP
Suite of communications protocols used to connect hosts on the Internet or the LAN. This
protocol allows different terminals to communicate with each other.
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