Canon 3000 Printer User Manual

Contents
Introduction
How to Use This Manual
Printer Features
Parts and Functions of the Printer
Front View
Rear View
Inside the Printer
Operation Panel
Connecting and Switching On the Printer
About the Printer Cable
Notes on Handling the USB Interface
Connecting the Power Cord
Switching the Printer On
Switching the Printer Off
Printing on Paper and Other Media
Media Size You Can Use with the Printer
Media Type You Can Use with the Printer
Media Type You Cannot Use with the Printer
Loading Paper and Other Media
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Setting the Paper Thickness Lever
Printing Area
Notes on Handling Media
Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
Using Envelopes
Using Transparencies
Using Back Print Film
Using Glossy Photo Paper
Using High Gloss Photo Film
Using Glossy Photo Cards
Using Banner Paper
Using T-Shirt Transfers
Using the BJ Cartridges
BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
Notes on Handling the BJ Cartridges
Switching and Storing the BJ Cartridges
Setting the Printer Driver
Printer Driver Basics
Preparing and Executing a Print job
Selecting the Print Mode
Selecting the BJ Cartridge
Selecting the Media Type and Paper Size
About Detailed Print Settings
Using On-line Help for Printer Driver
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Printing Photographs
Tips for Printing Photographic Images (I)
Tips for Printing Photographic Images (II)
About Photo Optimizer
Using the Scanner
Scanner Driver Basics
Installing the Scanner Cartridge
Using the White Calibration Sheet
Using the Scanning Holder
About the Scanning Area
Launching IS Scan
Changing the Scanning Mode
Saving the Image
Using On-line Help for IS Scan Software
Routine Maintenance
Prolonging the Service Life of the Printer
BJ Cartridge Maintenance
When to Replace the BJ Cartridge
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Cleaning the Print Head
Replacing the Ink Tanks
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Aligning the Print Head
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
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Transporting the Printer
Troubleshooting
Printout is Unsatisfactory
Printer Does Not Start or Stops in Mid-job
Paper Jams or Does Not Feed
The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
An Error Message Appears
Scanner Problems
Other Problems
Avoiding Problems
Before you Call for Help
Specifications
Index
Appendix
Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users
Driver and Utility Guide for Machintosh Users
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the BJC-3000 Bubble Jet Printer.
This Reference Guide provides complete explanations of the features and functions of the
printer. To maximise the life of your printer, familiarise yourself fully with its functions and
how to use it.
Note
This manual uses the following symbols depending on the computer system you are using.
Always observe the instructions indicated by these symbols.
Windows
Indicates information for Windows 98 and Windows 95 users only.
Macintosh
Indicates information for iMac and Power Macintosh G3 users only.
For detailed information on the printer driver settings, see the "Driver and Utility Guide for
Windows Users" section in this Reference Guide or the "Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh Users" (separate booklet).
If you are a Windows NT 4.0 user, also refer to the document file (NT_Guide320.doc) provided with the Windows NT printer driver.
Introduction
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How to Use This Manual
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Printer Features
■1440 dpi Full Colour Printing with Color BJ Cartridges
Prints bright, vibrant colours at 1440 (horizontal) x 720 (vertical) dots per inch on print
media such as High Resolution Paper HR-101S.
■High-speed Colour Printing with Color BJ Cartridges
Adopts the bi-directional printing system for virtually fuss-free, fast printing not only for
monochrome but also for colour printouts.
■Separate Ink Tanks for Economy
The simple design of the ink tanks allows each tank to supply one colour. Each ink tank is
transparent so you can visually check the ink supply before print jobs.
When one ink tank runs out of ink, just replace it without disturbing the other ink tanks.
■Variety of Print Media
Allows use of a wide variety of print media for many application programs.
High Resolution Paper, Banner Paper, T-Shirt Transfers, Back Print Film and other special
media are available for your work and enjoyment.
■Dual interface (USB and parallel)
Features built-in USB and parallel interface connectors. The USB interface of the printer
supports the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system, and iMac and Power Macintosh G3
computers.
■720-dpi Full Scanner Function (option)
If you purchase the Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-32, you can also use your printer as
a scanner. You can capture your favorite photographs and pictures and then edit them on
your computer.
Printer Features
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Parts and Functions of the Printer
Front View
Rear View
Inside the Printer
Operation Panel
Parts and Functions of the Printer
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Front View
Operation Panel
Paper Guide
For details, see the
Operation Panel section.
Operation Panel
Ensures that the sheets from the stack in the auto
sheet feeder feed straight into the printer. Always
align this guide with the left edge of the paper
loaded in the auto sheet feeder.
Paper Rest
Raise to support the paper,
especially a larger paper size.
Auto Sheet Feeder
Holds sheets of paper or other
media for printing. The auto
sheet feeder holds multiple
sheets which are automatically
fed into the printer one sheet at
a time.
Paper Thickness Lever
Paper Output Tray
Holds printed sheets after they are ejected
from the printer.
Adjusts the gap between the print
head and the surface of the paper for
the type of paper you are printing on.
Front Cover
Open to install, replace or switch the BJ
Cartridges, or to remove a paper jam.
Parts and Functions of the Printer
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Rear View
Printer Cable Connector (Parallel Interface)
Provides a connection point for connecting a parallel
interface cable to the printer.
Printer Cable Connector (USB Interface)
Provides a connection point for connecting a
USB interface cable to the printer.
Power Connector
Provides a connection point for
connecting the power cord to the
AC power outlet. The power cord
may or may not be permanently
attached to the printer, depending
on the country of purchase.
Parts and Functions of the Printer
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Inside the Printer
Cartridge Holder
Set the BJ Cartridge (colour, photo, black) or scanner cartridge.
Cartridge Lock Lever
Locks the BJ Cartridges onto the cartridge holder.
Parts and Functions of the Printer
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Operation Panel
POWER button
RESUME button
Press to switch the printer on
and off.
After you have removed the cause of a printer
error, press the RESUME button to resume
printing.
POWER lamp
Lights to indicate the status of the printer.
Off:
Printer power off.
On (green):
Ready for operation.
Flashing (green):
Standby status or print job in progress.
Flashing (orange):
Printer error. Remove the cause of the error before
printing is resumed.
Flashing (orange and green): Service error. Contact a Canon service facility.
Parts and Functions of the Printer
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Note
Hold down the reset button until the power lamp starts to flash.Then,
release the button.The following operations are performed, depending on
how many times you let the lamp flash:
• If you release the button after the lamp flashes once:
Print head cleaning is performed.
• If you release the button after the lamp flashes twice:
A nozzle check pattern is printed out.
• If you release the button after the lamp flashes three times:
Paper feed roller cleaning is performed
In this case,you must place the cleaning sheet in the auto sheet feeder in
advance.
Parts and Functions of the Printer
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Connecting and Switching On the Printer
About the Printer Cable
Notes on Handling the USB Interface
Connecting the Power Cord
Switching the Printer On
Switching the Printer Off
Connecting and Switching On the Printer
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About the Printer Cable
The printer is equipped with a parallel interface and USB interface. To connect the printer to
your computer, you need a commercially available parallel or USB printer cable(interface
cable) that supports bi-directional communication. The bi-directional communication capability is required for the Printer Status feature to operate.
Check the interface connector of your computer, read a brief description
about the interface below, and follow the instructions in the "Getting
Started" manual to set up the printer.
Recommended printer cable specifications are as follows.
Recommended printer cables (parallel):
Material:
AWG28 or larger
Type:
Twisted-pair shielded cable
Length:
Up to 2.0m (6.5 ft)
Connectors:
Amphenol 30360 or equivalent
Recommended printer cables (USB):
Material:
AWG28 (data wiring pair) or AWG20 to 28
(distribution pair)
Type:
Twisted-pair shielded cable
Length:
Up to 5.0m (16.4 ft)
Connectors:
USB standard Series B pluggable
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Notes on Handling the USB Interface
When you use the printer through the USB interface, you can connect or disconnect the
USB interface cable while the printer and computer are turned on. However, you must take
care over the following points.
Follow the correct order to install the printer driver properly.
When you connect the printer and computer using the USB interface
cable, follow the order described in the Getting Started manual.
If you fail to follow the correct order, the printer driver may not be
installed properly.
Do not connect or disconnect the USB interface cable in the following
circumstances.
When you use the printer with the USB interface, you can connect or
disconnect the USB interface cable while the printer and computer are
turned on. However, do not connect or disconnect the USB interface cable
in the following circumstances; the printer and computer may not operate
properly.
• While the printer driver is being installed
• While the operating system (Windows 98 or Mac OS) is starting up
• While the printer is printing
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Notes on Handling the USB Interface
Wait for at least 5 seconds before connecting the USB interface cable
again.
When you disconnect the USB interface cable while the printer and
computer are turned on and connect it again, wait for at least 5 seconds.
If you connect the USB interface cable immediately after disconnecting,
the printer and computer may not operate properly.
When you connect multiple printers using the USB interface, use the
external USB hub.
When you connect multiple printers using the USB interface, use the
external USB hub and then install the printer driver each time you connect
the printer. For more details on the procedures for installing the printer
driver, please refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users in the
Reference Guide (CD-ROM) or the Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh
Users (book), depending on the computer system you are using.
Disconnect the USB interface cable on the side of the computer or USB
hub.
When you disconnect the USB interface cable while the printer and
computer are turned on, always disconnect on the side of the computer or
USB hub.
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Connecting the Power Cord
Plug the power cord into a power outlet securely.
Caution • Never use a power supply voltage and frequency other than standard
power supply provided in the country where you purchased the printer.
Using the incorrect voltage and frequency could cause fire or electric
shock. The correct power supply voltages and frequencies are as follows.
Europe:
AC 230V±10%, 50Hz
USA/Canada: AC 120V, 60Hz
Australia:
AC 240V, 50Hz
• For pluggable equipment, the power outlet should be near the printer and
should be easily accessible.
Important
• Never move the printer with the power cord still plugged into the power
outlet.
• Do not connect the printer to an outlet that is shared by other appliances.
If the power outlet is shared with other appliances such as an air condi
tioner, photo copier or fluorescent lamp, the electrical noise generated by
the appliance could cause printer malfunctions. You should also avoid
placing electrical appliances of this type close to the printer.
Note
The power cord may be permanently attached to the printer, depending on
the country of purchase.
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Switching the Printer On
1
Make sure that the printer is connected to the computer and that the power
cord is plugged into a power outlet.
2
Press and hold down the POWER button (
) to switch the printer on.
The POWER lamp flashes for one to two minutes while the printer warms
up. When the printer is ready to print, the POWER lamp stops flashing and
remains lit green.
Warning
If you detect smoke, unusual smells or strange noises around the printer,
press the POWER button to switch the printer off, unplug the power cord
from the power outlet and contact a Canon service facility immediately.
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Switching the Printer Off
To switch the printer off, press the POWER button (
).
The print head automatically moves back to the home position and the POWER lamp turns
off.
Caution When you unplug the power cord, grasp the plug it self to pull it out. Never
take the plug out of the power outlet by pulling on the cord itself.
Important
Never unplug the cord from the power outlet while the POWER lamp is lit or
flashing. If the printer is still switched on when you unplug it, the cartridge
holder will not return to the home position and may dry out, making further
printing impossible.
Note
If you do not intend to use the printer for an extended period, press the
POWER button to switch the printer off and then unplug the power cord
from the power outlet.
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Printing on Paper and Other Media
Media Size You Can Use with the
Printer
Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
Media Type You Can Use with the
Printer
Using Envelopes
Media Type You Cannot Use with the
Printer
Using Transparencies
Using Back Print Film
Loading Paper and Other Media
Using Glossy Photo Paper
Setting the Paper Thickness Lever
Using High Gloss Photo Film
Printing Area
Using Glossy Photo Cards
Notes on Handling Media
Using Banner Paper
Using T-Shirt Transfers
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Media Size You Can Use with the Printer
The following table lists the standard paper sizes that can be used with the printer.
Paper
A5 (vertical)
A5 (horizontal)
B5
A4
Letter
Legal
Envelope (European DL)
Envelope (US Com. #10)
Glossy Photo Cards
Width x Height
148.0mm x 210.0mm
210.0mm x 148.0mm
182.0mm x 257.0mm
210.0mm x 297.0mm
8.5" x 11.0" (215.9mm x 279.4mm)
8.5" x 14.0" (215.9 x 355.6mm)
220mm x 110mm
9.5" x 4.1" (241.3mm x 104.77mm)
118.6mm x 213.9mm (with borders)
101.6mm x 152.4mm (final size without borders)
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Media Size You Can Use with the Printer
You can also use custom paper sizes within the following ranges.
Width:
100.0mm to 241.3mm (3.94" to 9.50")
Height:
100.0mm to 355.6mm (3.94" to 14.00")
Media of the following weight can be loaded for printing.
When using the auto sheet feeder: 64g/m2 to 105g/m2
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Media Type You Can Use with the Printer
Plain paper and special Canon media are recommended for use with the printer. Specify
the media name and size when you purchase Canon special media.
Also refer to the instructions provided with special media for details about handling and
printing.
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■ Ordinary Paper
• Plain Paper
Provides the standard print quality.
Standard photocopier paper can be used if its weight is within the range
of 64 and 105 g/m2. (Canon Bubble Jet Paper LC-301 can also be used.)
Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
• Envelopes
The standard European DL and US Commercial #10 sizes can be used.
Do not use other envelope sizes.
Using Envelopes
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Media Type You Can Use with the Printer
■ Canon Special Media
Canon offers a range of special paper and films for the reproduction of superb images in
vibrant colours.
• Bubble Jet Paper LC-301
Provides the standard print quality.
Standard photocopier paper can be used if its weight is within the range
of 64 and 105 g/m2. (Canon Bubble Jet Paper LC-301 can also be used.)
Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
• High Resolution Paper HR-101S
Provides more vivid colours than plain paper.
Ideal for printing photographs or business documents that include large
numbers of colour illustrations and graphs.
Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
• Glossy Photo Paper GP-301
Slightly heavier than High Resolution Paper because a gloss coating is
applied to the print side of the paper. Provides near-photographic quality
images with the glossy feel of a photographic print.
Using Glossy Photo Paper
• High Gloss Photo Film HG-201
A film sheet with a higher gloss than Glossy Photo Paper GP-301.
To obtain the highest quality reproduction of photographs, use this media
with the Color BJ Cartridge.
Using High Gloss Photo Film
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Media Type You Can Use with the Printer
• Glossy Photo Cards FM-101
A special card made of the same stock as Glossy Photo Paper GP-301.
You can obtain a Photo Card printed over its entire area by printing the
image so that it extends beyond the perforations and then trimming off the
unwanted white margins.
Use this card when you want to print a colour or a photo over the entire
card.
Using Glossy Photo Cards
• Transparencies CF-102
These can be used to prepare materials for use with an overhead projector. To avoid paper jams and other problems, never use transparencies
intended for use with other Canon BJ printers (e.g., CF-101), laser beam
printers or photocopiers.
Using Transparencies
• Back Print Film BF-102
This white translucent film is ideal for displays that use backlighting to
show a printed image in the same way as slides and stained glass.
Please note that the original image is reversed horizontally (mirrored)
when printed.
Using Back Print Film
• Banner Paper
This banner paper allows you to print on up to six connected sheets of A4
or Letter size paper to create party or advertising banners.
Using Banner Paper
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Media Type You Can Use with the Printer
• T-Shirt Transfer TR-201
This is a media for creating iron-on prints for T-shirts. You can make an
original T-shirt simply by printing your favourite photograph or illustration
onto this media.
Please note that the original image is reversed horizontally (mirrored)
when printed.
Using T-Shirt Transfers
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Media Type You Cannot Use with the Printer
To avoid poor print quality and possible damage to the printer, never use the types of media
listed below.
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Folded paper
Curled paper
Creased or crumpled paper
Damp or wet paper
Excessively thin media (weight less than 64g/m2)
Excessively thick or extremely heavy paper (exceeding 105g/m2)
Continuous feed paper (tractor feed)
Punched paper (loose-leaf folder inserts, etc.)
Reply-paid postcards (i.e., double postal card)
Postcards with a photograph printed on the reverse side
Postcards with a photograph or sticker pasted on
Envelopes with overlapping flaps
Envelopes with pressure seals
Envelopes with embossed or treated surfaces
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Loading Paper and Other Media
■ Landscape and Portrait
There are two methods of orientation you can use to load the printer, depending on the type
of media you intend to load.
• When the long edge of the paper is fed into auto sheet feeder, this is
called Landscape orientation.
• When the short edge of the paper is fed into the auto sheet feeder, this is
called Portrait orientation.
Paper
A5
B5
A4
Letter
Legal
Envelope (European DL)
Envelope (US Com. #10)
Glossy Photo Cards
Portrait (vertical)
Landscape (horizontal)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
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Loading Paper and Other Media
■ Print Side
The following media must be printed on its correct side.
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Envelope
High resolution paper
Back print film
Glossy photo paper
High gloss photo film
• Glossy photo card
• T-shirt transfers
Must be printed on the address side.
Must be printed on the whiter side.
Must be printed on the matte side.
Must be printed on the whiter (glossy) side.
Must be loaded and printed with the glossy side
facing up and the cutting edge aligned against
the right of the auto sheet feeder.
Must be printed on the whiter (glossy) side.
Must be loaded and printed with green lines facing down and the cutting edge aligned against
the right of the auto sheet feeder.
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Loading Paper and Other Media
■ Number of sheets that can be loaded at a time
The type of paper feed and the number of sheets that can be loaded vary according to the
type of media. Make sure that the paper stack is not higher than the Load Limit mark on the
auto sheet feeder.
Media type
Plain paper
Envelope
High Resolution Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
High Gloss Photo Film
Glossy Photo Cards
Transparencies
Back Print Film
Banner Paper
T-shirt Transfers
Max. capacity
Approximately 100 sheets (64 g/m2)
Approximately 10 pieces (European DL or US Com. #10)
Approximately 80 sheets
Approximately 10 sheets
1
1
Approximately 30 sheets
Approximately 10 sheets
1 sheet (2 to 6 sheets in length)
1 sheet
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Setting the Paper Thickness Lever
Before you print, be sure to switch the Paper Thickness Lever between Up and Down as
listed below.
Media type
Plain paper
Envelope
High Resolution Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
High Gloss Photo Film
Glossy Photo Cards
Transparencies
Back Print Film
Banner Paper
T-shirt Transfers
Position
Up
Down
Up
Up
Up
Up
Up
Up
Down
Down
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Printing Area
To ensure the best print quality, the printer allows a margin along each edge of the media.
(The printing area varies according to the media size.)
Please note that the term "printing area" represents both the recommended area for the
optimum print quality and the entire area where the printer can technically print.
The following key is provided to show you how these areas are shown in
the illustrations that follow.
Printing area (dark blue): Canon recommends that you print within
this area. (
)
Printable area (light blue): The area where it is possible to print.
However, printing in this area can
adversely affect the print quality or the
)
paper feed precision. (
A5 (vertical), A5 (horizontal), B5, A4
Letter, Legal
Glossy Photo Cards
European DL Envelope
US Com. #10 Envelope
Banner Paper
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Printing Area
■ A5 (vertical), A5 (horizontal), B5, A4
Printable Area (width x height) Size (mm)
A5 (vertical)
A5 (horizontal)
B5
A4
141.2mm x 202.0mm
203.2mm x 140.0mm
175.2mm x 249.0mm
203.2mm x 289.0mm
3.0mm
32.0mm
5.0mm
26.0mm
3.4mm
3.4mm
Recommended printing area
Printable area where it is possible to print.*
Note
*: Printing in this area can adversely affect the print quality or the paper
feed precision.
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Printing Area
■ Letter, Legal
Printable Area (width x height) Size (mm)
Letter
Legal
203.2mm x 271.4mm
203.2mm x 347.6mm
3.0mm
32.0mm
5.0mm
26.0mm
6.4mm
6.3mm
Recommended printing area
Printable area where it is possible to print.*
Note
*: Printing in this area can adversely affect the print quality or the paper
feed precision.
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Printing Area
■ Glossy Photo Cards
Printable Area (width x height) Size (mm)
Glossy Photo Cards*
109.4mm x 159.9mm
32.0mm
26.0mm
5.1mm
4.1mm
Recommended printing area
(The printable area is identical to each other.)
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Printing Area
■ European DL Envelope
Printable Area (width x height) Size (mm)
European DL
220mm x110mm
3.0mm
7.0mm
6.4mm
10.4mm
Recommended printing area
(The printable area is identical to each other.)
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Printing Area
■ US Com. #10 Envelope
Printable Area (width x height) Size (in.)
9.5" x 4-1/8"
US Com. #10
3.0mm
7.0mm
6.4mm 31.7mm
Recommended printing area
(The printable area is identical to each other.)
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Printing Area
■ Banner Paper
Printable Area (width x height) Size (mm)
Banner Paper
203.2mm x 1779.0mm (A4)
203.2mm x 1673.4mm (Letter)
32.0mm
3.0mm
3.4mm
3.4mm
Min. 2 sheets
Max. 6 sheets
Recommended printing area
Printable area where it is possible to print.*
Note
*: Printing in this area can adversely affect the print quality or the paper
feed precision.
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Notes on Handling Media
• Whenever possible, hold the paper by the edges and avoid touching the
print side. Any scratching or soiling on the print side will adversely affect
the print quality.
• When storing your media, put the media back in its original packaging
and avoid locations that are exposed to direct sunlight or that are subject
to high temperatures or humidity. To avoid bending or wrinkling the paper,
store it in a level place.
• After printing, do not touch the print side until the ink gets dry. If water
gets on the printed media, do not touch the print side until the media gets
dry.
• When you print the data that consume a large quantity of ink, the print
side may be rubbed because it has a tendency to curl, depending on the
media you use. If this occurs, set the Paper Thickness Lever to the Down
position. Please also note that this type of media is suited for only text
and is not recommended for printing photographs and graphics.
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Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Up position. Raise the paper rest as shown in the figure.
When you are using plain paper for printing, the print side of the paper may
be scratched and stained if the paper is thick. In this case, set the paper
thickness lever to the Down position.
Switching the Printer On
Paper rest
Paper thickness lever
Paper output tray
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Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
2
Important
Fan the stack to remove static cling and align the edges of the stack by tapping them on a flat surface. (Loading the paper without first fanning and
aligning the edges could cause paper jams.)
To avoid touching the print surface, always handle media by the edges.
Unclean or scratched print surfaces can adversely affect print quality.
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Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
3
Load the stack of paper as follows:
(a) Align the stack with the right side of the auto sheet feeder and insert it
into the auto sheet feeder.
• Plain paper
You can print on either side of paper.
• High Resolution Paper Load the paper with the whiter side facing up.
(b) Slide the paper guide to the left side of the stack until it is snug.
Load limit mark
(a)
(b)
Important
Make sure that the top of the stack is not higher than the load limit mark.
Maximum load capacity is as follows.
• Plain paper
Approximately 100 sheets (64g/m2)
• High Resolution Paper Approximately 80 sheets
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Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
Windows
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select Plain
Paper (when printing on plain paper) or High Resolution Paper (when printing on High Resolution Paper) in the Media Type box.
Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge Type setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings if necessary.)
Macintosh
4
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (Plain Paper when
printing on plain paper, or High Resolution Paper when printing on High
Resolution Paper), and the BJ Cartridge you are using.
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Using Plain Paper or High Resolution Paper
5
6
Start the print job.
Check the printed sheets as they are ejected from the printer.
As soon as about 20 sheets have stacked on the paper output tray, remove
them.
If the printed sheets are excessively curled after they are ejected from the
printer, remove each sheet immediately to prevent curled sheets from
blocking other sheets ejected from the printer.
Note
• Store unused paper and other media flat in the original package in a dry,
cool location away from direct sunlight, high temperature and highhumidity.
• After you have printed several packages of High Resolution Paper, use
one of the cleaning sheets provided with the packages to clean the feed
rollers of the printer. Cleaning the feed rollers prevent misfeeds and jams.
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
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Using Envelopes
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Down position.
Switching the Printer On
Paper thickness lever
Paper output tray
Important
• To avoid poor print results, do not attempt to print on envelopes with
embossed or treated surfaces.
• To avoid misfeeds and jams, do not use envelopes with overlapping flaps
or pressure seals.
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Using Envelopes
2
Prepare the envelopes.
Movie
(a) Press down firmly on the corners of the envelopes and all edges to flatten the envelopes and expel all air.
(b) If the envelopes are still warped, hold the edges of the envelopes diagonally and bend gently. Make sure that the flaps are straight.
(c) To ensure that the envelopes feed correctly, use a pen or similar object
to flatten the flaps.
(a)
(b)
(c)
Important
• Failure to flatten the envelopes before loading could cause jams.
• Warping and air pockets in the envelopes should not exceed 5mm (3/16").
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Using Envelopes
3
Load the envelopes as follows.
(a) Load top edge of the address side (flap sides down) into the auto sheet
feeder and align the stack with the right side of the auto sheet feeder.
(b) Slide the paper guide to the left side of the stack until it is sung.
Print side (address side)
(a)
(b)
Important
The maximum number of envelopes you can load is 10 pieces.
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Using Envelopes
Windows
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select Envelope in the Media Type box. Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge Type
setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings if
necessary.)
Macintosh
4
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (Envelope), and
the BJ Cartridge you are using.
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Using Envelopes
Windows
5
Click the Page Layout tab, then select "DL Env. 220.0 x 110mm" or "#10
Env. 9.50 x 4.12 in" in the Page Size box for the envelope size.
Normally you can set the envelope size with the application program. However, if the setting on the Page Layout tab does not match the setting in the
application program, change the setting here.
Macintosh
5
Select "DL Env. 220.0 x 110mm" or "#10 Env. 9.50 x 4.12 in" for the envelope size.
Normally you can set the envelope size with the application program.
Start the print job.
6
Remove each printed envelope as it is ejected from the printer.
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Using Transparencies
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Up position. Raise the paper rest as shown in the figure.
Switching the Printer On
Paper rest
Paper output tray
Paper thickness lever
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Using Transparencies
2
Important
Fan the transparencies to remove static cling and tap the edges against a
flat surface to align them neatly. (Fanning and aligning the sheets prevents
misfeeds and paper jams.)
• To avoid touching the print surface, always handle the sheets by the
edges. Unclean or scratched print surfaces can adversely affect print
quality.
• Do not remove transparencies from the package until you are ready to
load them in the auto sheet feeder, especially in humid conditions.
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Using Transparencies
3
Load the transparencies as follows.
(a) With the print side facing up, place, one sheet of A4 or Letter size paper
under the stack. Load the stack with the edges aligned against the right
side of the auto sheet feeder.
(b) Slide the paper guide to the left side of the stack until it is snug. You
can print on either side of transparencies, but using a slightly curled
surface as a print side is recommended.
Print side
Plain paper
(b)
Print side
(a)
Note
• You can load up to 30 transparencies in the auto sheet feeder.
• When the auto sheet feeder feeds two or more transparencies at a time,
lower the paper rest as shown in the figure.
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Using Transparencies
Windows
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate
icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select Transparency in the Media Type box. Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge Type
setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings if
necessary.)
Macintosh
4
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (Transparency),
and the BJ Cartridge you are using.
5
6
Start the print job.
Remove each printed transparency as it is ejected from the printer.
Do not touch the printed side until the ink is completely dry. About 15 minutes is required for drying.
Note
• After drying cover each transparency with one sheet of plain paper
(uncoated) to prevent sticking and abrasion. Cover each transparency
as well if you are storing them in plastic pockets to prevent the
transparencies from sticking to the plastic.
• Store unused transparencies in the original package in a dry, cool location
away from direct sunlight, high temperature and high humidity.
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Using Back Print Film
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Up position. Raise the paper rest as shown in the figure.
Switching the Printer On
Paper rest
Paper thickness lever
Paper output tray
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Using Back Print Film
2
Important
Fan the back print film to remove static cling and tap the edges against a
flat surface to align them neatly. (Fanning and aligning the sheets prevents
misfeeds and paper jams.)
If the film is curled, bend it slightly in the opposite direction of the curl to
straighten it.
• The matte side of the film is the print side which should be loaded face up.
• To avoid touching the print surface, always handle the sheets by the
edges. Unclean or scratched print surfaces can adversely affect print
quality.
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Using Back Print Film
3
Load the back print film as follows.
(a) With the print (matte) side facing up, place one sheet of A4 or Letter
size paper under the stack. Load the stack with the edges aligned
against the right side of the sheet feeder.
(b) Slide the paper guide to the left side of the stack until it is snug.
Print (matte) side up
Plain paper
(b)
(a)
You can load up to 10 sheets of films in the auto sheet feeder.
Note
Windows
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate
icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select Back Print
Film in the Media Type box. Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge Type setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings if necessary.)
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Using Back Print Film
Macintosh
4
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (Back Print Film),
and the BJ Cartridge you are using.
5
Start the print job.
6
Remove each printed back print film as it is ejected from the printer.
Do not touch the printed side until the ink is completely dry. About 15 minutes is required for drying.
Note
• An image is reversed when printed on back print film in order to display
correctly when lit with a backlight.
• After drying cover each back print film with one sheet of plain paper
(uncoated) to prevent sticking and abrasion. Cover each back print film
as well if you are storing them in plastic pockets to prevent the film from
sticking to the plastic.
• Store unused film in the original package in a dry, cool location away from
direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.
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Using Glossy Photo Paper
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Up position. Raise the paper rest as shown in the figure.
Switching the Printer On
Paper rest
Paper thickness lever
Paper output tray
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Using Glossy Photo Paper
2
Fan the glossy photo paper to remove static cling and tap the edges
against a flat surface to align them neatly. (Fanning and aligning the sheets
prevents misfeeds and paper jams.)
If the film is curled, bend it slightly in the opposite direction of the curl to
straighten it.
Important
To avoid touching the print surface, always handle the sheets by the edges.
Unclean or scratched print surfaces can adversely affect print quality.
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Using Glossy Photo Paper
3
Load the glossy photo paper as follows.
(a) With the print side (glossy side) facing up, place the loading support
sheet B provided with the package under the stack. Load the stack with
the edges aligned against the right side of the auto sheet feeder. (For
details, refer to the instructions provided with the package.)
(b) Slide the paper guide to the left side of the stack until it is snug.
Print side
(glossy side) up
(b)
Note
Loading support sheet B
(a)
• You can load up to 10 sheets in the auto sheet feeder.
• Do not use support sheet A provided with the package.
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Using Glossy Photo Paper
Windows
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate
icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select Glossy
Photo Paper in the Media Type box. Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge
Type setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings
if necessary.)
Macintosh
4
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (Glossy Photo
Paper), and the BJ Cartridge you are using.
5
Start the print job.
6
Remove each printed sheet as it is ejected from the printer.
Do not touch the printed side until the ink is completely dry. About 2 minutes is required for drying.
Note
Store unused film in the original package in a dry, cool location away from
direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.
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Using High Gloss Photo Film
Do not use the Photo BJ Cartridge for printing the high gloss photo film.Use
the Color BJ Cartridge.
Note
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Up position. Raise the paper rest as shown in the figure.
Switching the Printer On
Paper rest
Paper thickness lever
Paper output tray
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Using High Gloss Photo Film
2
Load one sheet of high gloss photo film as follows.
(a) Remove one sheet from the package and hold the glossy side up with
the cut corner up and on the right. Align the right edge with the right
side of the auto sheet feeder and insert the sheet into the auto sheet
feeder.
(b) Slide the paper guide to the left side of the sheet until it is snug. If the
sheet is curled, bend it slightly against the curl to straighten it.
Print side (glossy side) up with the
cut corner up and on the right
Cut corner
Print
side
(a)
(b)
Important
Always handle the sheet by the edges. An unclean or scratched print surface can adversely affect print quality.
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Using High Gloss Photo Film
Windows
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate
icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select High Gloss
Photo Film in the Media Type box. Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge
Type setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings
if necessary.)
Macintosh
3
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (High Gloss Photo
Film), and the BJ Cartridge you are using.
4
Start the print job.
5
Remove each printed sheet as it is ejected from the printer.
Do not touch the printed side until the ink is completely dry. About 10 minutes is required for drying.
Note
Store unused film in the original package in a dry, cool location away from
direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity. After storing the
unused film in the package, place it on a stable, horizontal surface so that
the film is not curled or creased in the package.
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Using Glossy Photo Cards
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Up position. Raise the paper rest as shown in the figure.
Switching the Printer On
Paper rest
Paper thickness lever
Paper output tray
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Using Glossy Photo Cards
2
Load the glossy photo cards as follows.
(a) With the print side (glossy side) facing up, place the loading support
sheet B provided with the package under the stack. Load the stack with
the edges aligned against the right side of the auto sheet feeder. (For
details, refer to the instructions provided with the Glossy Photo Cards
package.)
(b) Slide the paper guide to the left side of the stack until it is snug.
Important
• Do not remove the borders from the photo card before printing.
• To avoid touching the print side (glossy side), always handle the sheet by
the edges.
Unclean or scratched print surfaces can adversely affect print quality.
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Using Glossy Photo Cards
Windows
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate
icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select Glossy
Photo Cards in the Media Type box. Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge
Type setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings
if necessary.)
Macintosh
3
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (Glossy Photo
Cards), and the BJ Cartridge you are using.
4
Click the Page Layout tab and make sure that the Page Size setting is
"Canon 101.6 x152.4mm.
Normally you can set the paper size with the application program. However, if the setting on the Page Layout tab does not match the setting in the
application program, or if your application program does not provide a size
selection for Glossy Photo Cards, do the setting here.
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Using Glossy Photo Cards
5
Start the print job.
6
Remove each printed card as it is ejected from the printer.
Do not touch the printed side until the ink is completely dry. About 2 minutes is required for drying.
7
Note
Tear away the strip of the glossy photo card. For more details, see the
instructions provided with the Glossy Photo Cards package.
Store unused glossy photo cards in the original package in a dry, cool
location away from direct sunlight, high temperature, and high humidity.
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Using Banner Paper
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Down position. Lower the paper rest.
Switching the Printer On
2
Note
Before you tear off the sheets, make sure that you take one more sheet
than you need for printing. (When you wish to print three sheets), tear off a
length of four sheets, one more than you need for printing.)
You can print on up to six sheets. If you want to print a banner of maximum
length (six sheets), tear off a length of seven sheets, one more than you
need for printing.
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Using Banner Paper
3
Load the banner paper as follows.
(a) Align the right side of the first sheet with the right side of the auto sheet
feeder and insert it into the auto sheet feeder until it stops.
(b) Slide the paper guide to the right until it is snug against the side of the
sheet.
Print side up
(b)
Note
(a)
• You can print on either side of banner paper.
• Neatly fold the unprinted paper behind the printer and do not allow it
to hang over the edge of the table
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Using Banner Paper
4
Gently fold over the perforations between the first and second sheet.
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Using Banner Paper
5
Important
Be sure to provide ample space in front of the printer so each sheet is supported as it comes out of the printer and then allowed to hang over the
edge of the table as shown in the figure.
A dense print will require more time to dry. Be careful that wet ink does not
stain the desk or the floor.
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Using Banner Paper
Windows
6
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then click the Page Layout tab.
Check the radio button for Banner Printing in the Layout box. When a confirmation message appears, click the OK button. (If you need detailed information on banner printing, click the Help button.)
Macintosh
6
Check the radio button for Banner Printing in the Page Setup dialogue box.
When a confirmation message appears, click the OK button. (If you need
detailed information on banner printing, click the Help button.)
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Using Banner Paper
Windows
7
Select the most appropriate icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the
Main tab. Select Plain Paper in the Media Type box. Also make sure that
the BJ Cartridge Type setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using.
(Change the settings if necessary.)
Macintosh
7
Note
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (Plain Paper), and
the BJ Cartridge you are using.
When using an iMac or Power Macintosh G3, select Banner Printing before
creating a document using an application program.
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Using T-Shirt Transfers
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and the paper thickness lever is
set to the Up position. Raise the paper rest.
Switching the Printer On
2
Load the transfer sheet as follows.
(a) Remove one transfer sheet from the package and hold it with the green
lines down and the print side up. Align the right side of the transfer
sheet with the right side of the auto sheet feeder and insert it into the
auto sheet feeder.
(b) Slide the paper guide to the right until it is snug.
If the sheet is curled, bend it slightly against the curl to straighten it.
Green lines facing down
(b)
(a)
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Using T-Shirt Transfers
Windows
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then select the most appropriate
icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab. Select T-Shirt
Transfer in the Media Type box. Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge Type
setting matches the BJ Cartridge you are using. (Change the settings if
necessary.)
Macintosh
3
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box. Specify the media type (T-Shirt Transfer),
and the BJ Cartridge you are using.
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Using the BJ Cartridges
BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
Notes on Handling the BJ Cartridges
Switching and Storing the BJ Cartridges
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BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
■Types of BJ Cartridge and their use
Three types of BJ Cartridge (Color BJ Cartridge, Photo BJ Cartridge, and
Black BJ Cartridge) can be used with this printer. Use whichever cartridge
is appropriate for the work you are doing.
Color BJ Cartridge
Photo BJ Cartridge
Black BJ Cartridge
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BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
■Color BJ Cartridge BC-33
This BJ Cartridge includes pigment black ink and inks in the usual three
colours (Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow). This is best for printing general
colour documents and graphics.
The Color BJ Cartridge BC-33 is composed of the print head and four
replaceable ink tanks.
When a colour runs out, only that colour’s ink tank needs to be replaced.
Black:
Cyan:
Magenta:
Yellow:
Ink Tank BCI-3BK
Ink Tank BCI-3C
Ink Tank BCI-3M
Ink Tank BCI-3Y
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BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
■Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo
This BJ Cartridge includes four colors, that is Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta,
which are slightly lighter than ordinary Cyan and Magenta, normal Yellow,
and dye black. This is best for realistically producing natural images such
as photographs.
The Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo is composed of the print head and
four replaceable ink tanks.
When a colour runs out, only that colour’s ink tank needs to be replaced.
Photo Black:
Photo Cyan:
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Ink Tank BCI-3PM Photo
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BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
■Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
This BJ Cartridge contains pigment black ink which takes longer to dry than
general dye ink, but produces extremely sharp, water-resistant text and
graphics. This is intended for printing monochrome documents.
The Black BJ Cartridge BC-30 is composed of the print head and one
replaceable ink tank, the Ink Tank BCI-3BK.
When this BJ Cartridge runs out of black ink, only the ink tank needs to be
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Notes on Handling the BJ Cartridges
■ When you purchase extra ink tanks...
• Check the name of the ink tank(s) to ensure that you get the correct ink
tank(s) for your BJ Cartridges before purchase. In order to print correctly,
you must have the correct ink tanks installed for each BJ Cartridge.
• When you purchase a Canon’s Photo BJ Cartridge, make sure that you
specify the Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo. Other Photo BJ Cartridge
cannot be used with the BJC-3000 printer.
■ When you handle the BJ Cartridges...
Caution • To avoid personal injury or damage to the print head, never touch the
print head of a BJ Cartridge. The print head becomes very hot during
printing and can cause a minor burn. Touching the print head could
damage it and make further printing impossible.
• To avoid ink spills and stains on your clothing or the surrounding area, do
not drop or shake BJ Cartridges or ink tanks.
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Notes on Handling the BJ Cartridges
■ When you store the unused BJ Cartridges...
After you replace the BJ Cartridge with another one, always store the
unused BJ Cartridge in a BJ Cartridge container. If the BJ Cartridge is not
properly stored in the container, the ink will dry out and the BJ Cartridge
can no longer be used. Also, after removing the seal on the ink tank,
always insert it into a BJ Cartridge to prevent the ink tank from drying out.
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Caution Always store the BJ Cartridges and ink tanks out of the reach of small children. If any ink enters the eye or is accidentally ingested, seek medical
assistance immediately.
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Notes on Handling the BJ Cartridges
Important
• Do not attempt to reattach the protective cap and protective tape after
removing them. Observe all local regulations regarding the location and
method of disposing of them.
• Do not leave an empty ink tank in a BJ Cartridge. Remove it immediately
after ink runs out.
• If a used ink tank which is still usable must be removed for some reason,
keep the ink tank installed in the BJ Cartridge. Otherwise the ink will dry
and print jobs may not be performed properly after the ink tank is installed
again.
Replacing the Ink Tanks
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Switching and Storing the BJ Cartridges
■ Switching the BJ Cartridge
You can switch the BJ Cartridge depending on the needs of the print job.
Always store the extra BJ Cartridge in a BJ Cartridge container.
Important
• Do not attempt to reattach the protective cap and protective tape after
removing them. Observe all local regulations regarding the location and
method of disposing of them.
• Do not leave an empty ink tank in a BJ Cartridge. Remove it immediately
after ink runs out.
• If a used ink tank which is still usable must be removed for some reason,
keep the ink tank installed in the BJ Cartridge. Otherwise the ink will dry
and print jobs may not be performed properly after the ink tank is installed
again.
■ Replacing an ink tank or BJ Cartridge
All BJ Cartridges contain replaceable ink tanks. Ink tanks and BJ Cartridges are consumable items. After an ink tank runs out of ink, or after a
print head wears out, the items should be replaced.
When to replace the BJ Cartridges
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Replacing the Ink Tanks
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Switching and Storing the BJ Cartridges
Note
• When you replace an ink tank, note the name and number and replace it
only with an identical ink tank.
• If the print head is worn out, replace the entire BJ Cartridge.
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Setting the Printer Driver
Printer Driver Basics
Preparing and Executing a Print job
Selecting the Print Mode
Selecting the BJ Cartridge
Selecting the Media Type and Paper Size
About Detailed Print Settings
Using On-line Help for Printer Driver
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Printer Driver Basics
The printer driver is a program that converts the text or image files you created with an
application program and then sends the converted data to the printer. The printer driver
works on processing the data so the printer can use it.
After you connect the printer to your computer, you must install the printer driver. For
instructions on installing the printer driver, refer to the Getting Started manual.
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Preparing and Executing a Print job
Before you start a print job, you need to specify the print settings. The print settings in the
printer driver allow fine control over the print quality and colour adjustment, but you can simplify the setup procedure as follows.
Windows
1
Set the paper size you use from within the application program before printing.
2
Select the command used for printing (e.g., "Print" or "Print Setup" in the
File menu) in the application program.
3
Click the Properties button to open the Printer Properties dialogue box,
then select the desired icon (i.e., print mode) in the Choose Print Mode box
under the Main tab.
• The most appropriate print settings are pre-registered in each icon for a
particular type of print job.
• The BJ Cartridge and Media Type settings are selected automatically.
4
Make sure that the BJ Cartridge and Media Type settings match the BJ
Cartridge and print media you use for printing. (Change the settings, as
needed.)
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Preparing and Executing a Print job
5
Also make sure that the Paper Size setting in the Page Layout tab matches
the setting in the application program.
6
Click the OK button to close the Printer Properties dialogue box.
7
Click the OK button in the Print window. Printing begins.
Macintosh
1
Set the paper size you use from within the application program before printing.
2
Select the command used for printing (e.g., "Print" in the File menu) in the
application program.
3
Select the most appropriate icon that indicates the print mode in the
Printer Properties dialogue box.
4
Specify the BJ Cartridge setting according to the BJ Cartridge you use.
5
Specify the Media Type setting according to the print media you use.
6
Click the Print button. Printing begins.
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Selecting the Print Mode
The following print modes are pre-registered in the printer driver. Select the most appropriate icon according to your print purpose.
Windows
Select the desired icon in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab.
The most appropriate print settings are pre-registered in each icon for a
particular type of print job, and the BJ Cartridge and Media Type settings
are selected automatically.
Standard:
For printing documents that consist mostly of text
(e.g., word processor files) at the standard print quality.
BJ Cartridge:Colour
Media Type:Plain Paper
Draft:
Gives priority to print speed rather than print quality.
Use this print mode for trial printing.
BJ Cartridge:Colour
Media Type:Plain Paper
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Selecting the Print Mode
DTP:
Automatically recognises photographs and graphics and
prints using the optimum print settings. This print mode is
the best choice when you print data that contains different
elements such as text, tables, graphs and photographs in
the same document.
BJ Cartridge:Colour
Media Type:Plain Paper
Photo:
Produces high print quality for printing photographs and
other graphics with fine gradations of tone.
BJ Cartridge:Colour
Media Type:High Resolution Paper
SuperPhoto:
Produces the best possible print quality for printing
photographs. This print mode is also suitable for printing
graphics with fine gradations of tone.
BJ Cartridge:Photo
Media Type:High Resolution Paper
Note
When the Black BJ Cartridge or Color BJ Cartridge is used, the SuperPhoto selection must not be used.
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Selecting the Print Mode
Macintosh
Select the desired icon in the Printer Properties dialogue box. The most
appropriate print settings are pre-registered in each icon for a particular
type of print job. Also specify the BJ Cartridge and Media Type settings
according to the BJ Cartridge and print media you use for printing.
Text:
For printing documents that consist mostly of text (e.g., word
processor files) at the standard print quality.
Graphic:
Produces high print quality for printing graphs or computer graphics
with clearly defined boundaries between colours.Photo:
Produces high print quality for printing photographs and other
graphics with fine gradations of tone.
Manual:
Allows you to use the desired print settings. For details, refer to the
Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh Users.
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Selecting the BJ Cartridge
After you select he most appropriate icon according to your print purpose, check that the BJ
Cartridge setting is correct. (Change the setting, as needed.)
There are three different ways to set the BJ Cartridges.
Black:
Used when the Black BJ Cartridge is installed in the cartridge holder.
Colour:
Used when the Color BJ Cartridge is installed in the cartridge holder.
Photo:
Used when the Photo BJ Cartridge is installed in the
cartridge holder.
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Selecting the BJ Cartridge
Printer Properties dialogue box (Main tab for Windows)
Note
• When Grayscale Print is enabled, a colour document can be printed in
monochrome.
• When Black is selected for BJ Cartridge, Grayscale Print is grayed out
and cannot be used.
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Selecting the Media Type and Paper Size
■ Paper Size:
Windows
Set the paper size you use from within the application program, and make
sure that the paper size setting in the Page Layout tab matches the paper
size setting in the application program before printing.
Macintosh
When you create a document using the application program, select Page
Setup from the File menu and then specify the paper size in the Paper Size
box.
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Selecting the Media Type and Paper Size
■ Media Type:
Make sure that the Media Type setting matches the print media you use for printing.
Printer Properties dialogue box (Main tab for Windows)
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About Detailed Print Settings
The printer driver allows fine control over the print settings such as print quality, colour
adjustment, scaled printing, stamp, background and even special effects.
For details on the print settings of the printer driver, refer to the following instructions
depending on the system you are using.
• Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users (Appendix in this Reference
Guide)
• Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh Users (Appendix in this Reference
Guide)
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Using On-line Help for Printer Driver
When you wish to learn about a particular topic, the on-line help function provides the necessary information on the screen of your computer.
Windows
1
2
• To find information on a particular topic...
When you click the "?" button on the upper right corner of the Printer Properties dialogue box, the shape of the mouse pointer changes to "?".
Click the desired item to learn more about the item. A detailed explanation
appears.
• To find information on an operation procedure...
1
2
Click the Help button on the lower right corner of the Printer Properties dialogue box.
When the contents of the BJ Raster Printer Driver Help are displayed,
select the desired item to learn more about the item.
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Using On-line Help for Printer Driver
Macintosh
1
2
3
Select Balloon Help from the Help menu.
Move the mouse pointer to the item to learn more about the item.
To close the Help instructions, select Hide Balloon Help from the Help
menu.
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Printing Photographs
Tips for Printing Photographic Images (I)
Tips for Printing Photographic Images (II)
About Photo Optimizer
Printing Photographs
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Tips for Printing Photographic Images (I)
To produce the best possible print quality for printing photographic images from a digital
camera or scanner, or photographic images downloaded from a home page on the Internet,
take care over the following three points.
• Use the Photo BJ Cartridge.
• Use special media designed for reproducing photographs.
• Use correct print settings in the printer driver.
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Tips for Printing Photographic Images (II)
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on. Also make sure that the Photo
BJ Cartridge is installed in the cartridge holder.
2
Load special print media in the auto sheet feeder of the printer.
Excellent prints of photographs can be obtained with plain paper, but for
superior colour reproduction, use of one of the following special media is
recommended.
• High Resolution Paper HR-101S
• Glossy Photo Paper GP-301
• Glossy Photo Cards FM-101
For more details on how to load special media, see the "Loading Paper and
Other Media" section.
Loading Paper and Other Media
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Tips for Printing Photographic Images (II)
Windows
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and select SuperPhoto in the
Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab.
When SuperPhoto is selected, the BJ Cartridge setting automatically
changes to Photo so you can use the four different types of inks provided
by the Photo BJ Cartridge.
4
5
Click the OK button to close the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Start the print job.
Macintosh
3
4
5
Note
Select the command used for printing (e.g., "Print" from the File menu) to
open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Select the Photo icon in the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Select Photo in the BJ Cartridge setting, and click the Print button.
For optimum reproduction of all the colour tones, make sure that the Media
Type setting is correct for the media you have loaded in the printer.
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About Photo Optimizer
The Photo Optimizer adjusts a photographic image created with a digital camera device
when it is printed out. Use the Photo Optimizer to compensate unsatisfactory colour balance and over- or underexposure before printing.
Windows
1
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then click the Main tab.
2
Click the Advanced button.
3
Select Photo Optimizer in the Quality tab.
4
Check the Whole Page checkbox, if necessary.
Enabled:
Disabled:
When the Whole Page setting is enabled, the Photo Optimizer
adjusts multiple photographic images appearing on the same
page separately. Use this setting when any trimmed or
rotated images are contained in the page.
When the Whole Page setting is disabled, the Photo Optimizer adjusts multiple graphic images appearing on the same
page as a whole.
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About Photo Optimizer
Macintosh
1
Select Photo Optimiser in the Quality panel. The Photo Optimiser feature
works on the image that is edited using the edit menu such as "Cut" and
"Rotate" in a graphics application program.
Disabled
Enabled
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Using the Scanner
Scanner Driver Basics
Installing the Scanner Cartridge
Using the White Calibration Sheet
Using the Scanning Holder
About the Scanning Area
Launching IS Scan
Changing the Scanning Mode
Saving the Image
Using On-line Help for IS Scan Software
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Scanner Driver Basics
Installing the Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-32 in the printer makes it possible to scan
and save images such as your favourite photographs and greeting cards.
Photograph
As a wall paper for your computer
As a home page
As a greeting card
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Scanner Driver Basics
Before using the printer as a scanner, you must install the printer driver.
The scanner driver is a program that converts image files you have
scanned and then sends the converted data to the computer. The scanner
driver works on processing the data so the computer can use it.
For instructions on installing the scanner driver, refer to the User’s Guide.
The Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-32 operates in combination with the
special IS Scan Software (i.e., IS Scan scanner driver and IS Scan Plus
utility program). These two programs provide many features that allow you
to perform simple colour adjustments to improve the quality of the original
image or enhance the image for artistic effect.
Windows
• If you are using a TWAIN-compliant graphics application program, you
need the IS Scan scanner driver. You can run IS Scan from within a
TWAIN-compliant graphics application program. After scanning the
image, transfer the image data to the application program to edit,
enhance and save the data, as needed.
• If you are not using a TWAIN-compliant graphics application program, use
the IS Scan Plus utility for Windows. IS Scan Plus allows you to scan,
edit, enhance and save the image data.
Macintosh
You need the IS Scan scanner driver. IS Scan allows you to scan, edit,
enhance and save the image data. You can run IS Scan directly as a standalone application program, or you can run it from within a TWAIN-compliant
graphics application program.
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Scanner Driver Basics
Note
TWAIN is the name of the group that defined the standards for passing data
from digital devices like scanners to software applications running on 32-bit
platforms.
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Installing the Scanner Cartridge
Optical components
Electrical contacts
Important
The scanner cartridge is composed of precision components. Do not touch
the electrical contacts and optical components, such as lenses, to avoid
poor scanning results, poor contact and static electricity.
Note
Keep the scanner cartridge in its storage box when it is not used.
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Installing the Scanner Cartridge
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and open the front cover. The cartridge holder moves to the left side.
Switching the Printer On
2
Raise the cartridge lock lever to unlock the BJ Cartridge.
3
Remove the entire BJ Cartridge with the ink tanks in place.
Important
To avoid staining your hands, clothing, or areas in the work site, handle the
BJ Cartridge carefully. Avoid dropping or shaking the BJ Cartridge.
Note
If you are removing a partially used BJ Cartridge, store it in the BJ Cartridge container.
Switching and Storing the BJ Cartridges
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Installing the Scanner Cartridge
Note
4
Insert the scanner cartridge into the cartridge holder, then lower the cartridge lock lever until it locks in place.
5
Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set to the Up position and close
the front cover.
Before closing the front cover of the printer, make sure that the paper thickness lever is set to the Up position. If you scan the image with the paper
thickness lever set in the Down position, scanning results may be unsatisfactory.
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Using the White Calibration Sheet
The white calibration sheet provided with the scanner cartridge is used for maintaining the
correct colour balance of scanned images. This white level calibration is required when the
scanner cartridge is used for the first time after purchase, or when the system needs to
update the white level calibration data.
Place the white calibration sheet in the scanning holder, and then load it in
the auto sheet feeder of the printer as shown in the figure.
Using the Scanning Holder
Scanning holder
White calibration sheet
Important
To prevent possible damage to the printer, white level calibration sheet or
scanning holder, always insert the scanning holder into the auto sheet
feeder with its top edge (seamed side) facing down.
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Using the White Calibration Sheet
■ When using IS Scan Plus
Windows
Select Capture Image from the Main menu screen. Click the Custom button in the Scanning Mode box, and then select White Level from in the Custom Settings dialogue box.
■ When using IS Scan directly as a stand-alone application program
Macintosh
Select Settings from the Main menu screen, then select White Level in the
dialogue box.
■ When using IS Scan from within a TWAIN-compliant graphics application
program
Windows
Select White Level from the Option menu.
Macintosh
Select Settings from the Main menu screen, then select White Level in the
dialogue box.
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Using the White Calibration Sheet
Important
• Do not leave the white calibration sheet in locations that are exposed to
direct sunlight or that are subject to high temperatures or humidity.
• Do not bend or wrinkle the white calibration sheet.
• When cleaning the white calibration sheet, use a soft cloth that is dipped
in a weak, neutral detergent solution, and then wipe its wet surface off
with a dry, soft cloth.
Note
White level calibration is required in the following circumstances.
• When you use the scanner cartridge for the first time after purchase
• When the system needs to update the white level calibration data.
The white level calibration data is stored into memory and used for maintaining the correct colour balance of scanned images. When a message
appears and prompts you to load the white calibration sheet, click the OK
button and perform white level calibration.
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Using the Scanning Holder
The scanning holder is used for holding the image you wish to scan or the white calibration
sheet.Insert the image into the scanning holder, aligning it with the defining point. It is in
dicated in the next page.
Scanning holder
Important
• To prevent paper jam, always insert the image you wish to scan or the
white calibration sheet into the scanning holder and then start scanning.
• Do not spread out the scanning holder excessively when the image is
inserted.
• Do not leave the scanning holder in locations that are exposed to direct
sunlight or that are subject to high temperatures or humidity.
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Using the Scanning Holder
Load the image you wish to scan in the scanning holder. Be careful that
you place the image in the defining point correctly as shown in the figure.
(The defining point is set 3.4mm away from the left margin and 6mm away
from the top margin.)
3.4mm
Scanning area (width)
Scanning area (height)
6mm
Defining
point
Scanning holder
Note
Scanning results may be blurred or distorted within the area of 32mm away
from the top margin and 21mm away from the bottom margin of the scanning holder.
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About the Scanning Area
■ Scanning area
The following are guidelines for the scanning area.
Paper size
Scanning area
A5 (148 x 210mm)
141 x 200mm
A4 (210 x 297mm)
203 x 287mm
B5 (182 x 257mm)
175 x 247mm
Letter (8.5" x 11")
8.2" x 10.6" (208x 269mm)
Note
• The scanning area varies according to other conditions such as the
scanning resolution and display resolution.
• If you wish to scan images larger than the size of the scanning holder
provided with the Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-32, scanning holders
for other paper sizes may be optionally available depending on the
country of purchase.
• The maximum thickness of the image must be within 0.45mm, including
the scanning holder. (The scanning holder is 0.2mm thick so the image
you wish to scan must be within 0.25mm thick.)
Note
To prevent possible damage to the printer or scanner cartridge, do not scan
the image with paper clips or staplers.
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Launching IS Scan
If you have a TWAIN-compatible graphics application program, you can use the scanner
function in combination with IS Scan. This section describes how to launch IS Scan from
within the TWAIN-compatible graphics application program.
For details on how to use IS Scan Plus for windows and how to use IS Scan directly as a
stand-alone application program for Macintosh,refer to the User’s Guide.
1
Note
Start up the TWAIN-compatible graphics application program.
(If multiple TWAIN-compatible device drivers are installed in your system,
proceed with step 2. If not, proceed with step 3.
Depending on the application program you may use, you may need to proceed with step 2 even though a single TWAIN-compatible graphics application program is installed in the system. For more details, refer to the
documentation of your application program.
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Launching IS Scan
2
Select the device you use. This displays a dialogue box to select the device
driver. (Normally the "Acquire" or "TWAIN" command is selected from the
File menu. Please note that the dialogue box to select the device driver
varies according to the graphics application program you use.)
Windows
Select Canon IS Scan2, then click the button to enable the settings. (e.g.,
OK or Select).
Macintosh
Select Canon IS Scan BJC-3000 DS, then click the button to enable the
settings. (e.g., OK or Select).
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Launching IS Scan
3
Windows
Launch IS Scan from within the graphics application program.
An image which is being scanned is displayed in the preview area and the
Scan button changes to the Transfer button.
Preview area
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Launching IS Scan
Macintosh
An image which is being scanned is displayed in the preview area.
Preview area
Note
For more details on the operation procedures, refer to the on-line Help.
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Launching IS Scan
4
Note
Click the Transfer button. IS Scan is closed automatically and then the
scanned image is displayed in the TWAIN-compatible graphics application
program.
For more details on how to adjust and enhance the image, refer to the documentation of the graphics application program.
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Changing the Scanning Mode
After IS Scan or IS Scan Plus is launched, it is necessary to change the settings according
to the image you wish to scan.
■ When using IS Scan Plus
Select the desired button under Scanning Mode. The optimum settings are
pre-registered based on the contents of a scanning job. (When you click one of
these buttons, it is marked by a large check mark to indicate the button is
selected. Click the button again to display a list of the pre-registered settings.)
Note
Select the paper size in the
Paper Size box.
When you select the Custom button, the Custom Settings dialogue box
opens and allows you to adjust all the scanning settings for special scanning jobs. For more details, refer to the on-line Help for IS Scan Plus.
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Changing the Scanning Mode
■ When using IS Scan from within a TWAIN-compatible graphics application
program
Windows
Select the paper size in the Paper
Size box.
Select the desired button under
Scanning Mode. The optimum settings are pre-registered based on
the contents of a scanning job.
(When you click one of these buttons, it is marked by a large check
mark to indicate the button is
selected. Click the button again to
display a list of the pre-registered
settings.)
The values of the Image Size dimension box
change according to the size you have selected.
Note
When you select the Custom button, the Custom Settings dialogue box
opens and allows you to adjust all the scanning settings for special scanning jobs. For more details, refer to the on-line Help for IS Scan.
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Changing the Scanning Mode
Macintosh
Select the paper size.
Select the type of the image
you wish to scan.
Note
When you select User Setting in the Scanning mode, you can adjust all the
scanning settings for special scanning jobs. For more details, refer to the
on-line Help for IS Scan.
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Saving the Image
After scanning is completed, save the image for using it in your graphics application program.
■ When using IS Scan Plus
Windows
1
2
Click the Save button.
3
Click the Save button in the Save As dialogue box.
When the Save As dialogue box is displayed, enter a file name, drive or
folder name and file format type.
■ When using IS Scan directly as a stand-alone application program
Macintosh
1
2
Click the Save button.
3
Click the Save button in the dialogue box.
Enter a file name, drive or folder name and file format type in the dialogue
box.
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Saving the Image
■ When using IS Scan from within a TWAIN-compatible graphics application
program
1
Launch IS Scan from within the graphics application program.
2
Click the Scan button. After scanning is completed, the Scan button
changes to the Transfer button.
3
Click the Transfer button. The scanned image is displayed in the TWAINcompatible graphics application program.
4
Select the command used for saving, and save the image. (For more
details, refer to the documentation of your graphics application program.)
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Using On-line Help for IS Scan Software
When you want to learn about a particular topic, the on-line help function provides the necessary information on the screen of your computer.
1
Click the Help button on the screen.
2
Click the desired item to learn more about the item. A detailed explanation
appears.
Note
Windows
• Click the Contents tab when you wish to search for a particular topic.
• Click the Index tab when you wish to search for a particular topic using a
keyword.
Macintosh
• Click the
or
button when instructions continue over the pages.
• Click the
button to return to the contents.
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Using On-line Help for IS Scan Software
The way of opening the on-line Help varies according to the IS Scan Software you are using.
■ When using IS Scan Help
• Click the Help button.
• Click the Help button in the Custom Settings dialogue box.
■ When using IS Scan from within a TWAIN-compatible graphics application
program
Windows
• Click the
button in the Main dialogue box.
• Select Contents or Index from the menu.
• Click the Help button in the Custom Settings dialogue box.
Macintosh
• Click the
button in the Main dialogue box.
• Select Help from the menu.
• Select Help (IS Scan Mac) from the Help menu.
• Click the Help button in the dialogue box.
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Routine Maintenance
Prolonging the Service Life of the Printer
BJ Cartridge Maintenance
When to Replace the BJ Cartridge
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Cleaning the Print Head
Replacing the Ink Tanks
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Aligning the Print Head
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
Transporting the Printer
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Prolonging the Service Life of the Printer
To ensure a long service life for your printing, clean it frequently and replace consumable
items such as the BJ Cartridges when required. Before you move the printer to a new location, pack it in its original box and packing material to prevent damage during shipping.
Guidelines for replacement of consumable items:
BJ Cartridge Maintenance
When to Replace the BJ Cartridge
How to maintain the printer:
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
How to carry the Printer with You
Transporting the Printer
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BJ Cartridge Maintenance
Overtime ink tanks run out and require replacement and eventually the BJ Cartridges also
require replacement after the print heads wear out. The following topics regarding BJ Cartridge maintenance describe how to check the status of the BJ Cartridges and take the
appropriate actions to correct problems.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Cleaning the Print Head
Replacing the Ink Tanks
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Aligning the Print Head
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When to Replace the BJ Cartridge
If the printout appears streaked or blurred, open the front cover of the printer and visually
check the level of the ink in all the ink tanks. If remaining ink is low or has run out, replace
it.
Replacing the Ink Tanks
Note
If an ink tank runs out of ink, the POWER lamp may flash orange four times
and the BJ Status Monitor for Windows starts up to display a message to
warn you that an ink tank has run out of ink.
After you replace the ink tank(s), if there are still signs of poor quality in
your printing follow the procedure outlined in the flow chart on the next
page.
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When to Replace the BJ Cartridge
Print a nozzle check pattern.
Nozzle check pattern poor quality?
Execute normal print head cleaning.
Nozzle check pattern poor quality?
Execute deep print head cleaning.
Nozzle check pattern poor quality?
Replace the BJ Cartridge.
Execute print head alignment.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Cleaning the Print Head (Normal Print Head Cleaning)
Cleaning the Print Head (Deep Print Head Cleaning)
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Aligning the Print Head
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Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
The nozzle check pattern confirms whether the inks are being correctly ejected from the
print head nozzles and whether the print head on the BJ Cartridge is correctly aligned.
Print the nozzle check pattern when your printouts are streaked or the colour tones are not
correct, or after print head cleaning was performed.
Windows
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the Maintenance tab.
Click the nozzle check pattern icon in the Test Prints box.
Macintosh
1
2
3
4
Select Page Setup from the File menu.
Click the Utilities button.
Select Test Print by clicking the up-or down- arrow.
Select the Nozzle check pattern icon.
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Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
You can print a nozzle check pattern with the print driver or with the
RESUME button on the printer. To print the nozzle check pattern with the
button, press and hold down the RESUME button until the POWER lamp
flashes twice, and release it.
Note
4
When a confirmation message appears, make sure that paper is loaded in
the printer and the printer is switched on.
5
Click the OK button.
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Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
6
Look at the check patterns and perform the correction procedure.
Separate patterns are printed to display the status of the BJ Cartridge.
For details on pattern correction, refer to the User’s Guide.
• Color Cartridge BC-33 or
Color Cartridge BC-34 Photo
(1)
• Black Cartridge BC-30
(1)
(2)
(1) Nozzle check pattern
(2) Print head alignment check pattern for
BJ Cartridge
(2)
(1) Nozzle check pattern
(2) Print head alignment check pattern for
BJ Cartridge
If patterns (1) are broken or missing, print head cleaning is required.
Cleaning the Print Head
If patterns (2) are not overlapped perfectly, print head alignment is required.
Aligning the Print Head
Note
Each pattern indicates the status of the nozzles of the BJ Cartridges
installed in the printer.
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Cleaning the Print Head
Cleaning the print head clears the nozzles. There are two ways to clean the print head: normal print head cleaning and deep print head cleaning. Always execute normal print head
cleaning first. If this does not correct the problem then execute deep print head cleaning.
Important
Cleaning the print head consumes ink so clean the print head only when
necessary.
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Cleaning the Print Head
■Normal print head cleaning
Windows
1
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
2
Click the Maintenance tab.
3
Click the normal print head cleaning icon in the Print Head Cleaning box.
Macintosh
Note
1
Select Page Setup from the File menu.
2
Click the Utilities button.
3
Select the Print head cleaning icon.
You can also start print head cleaning with the RESUME button on the
printer. Press and hold down the RESUME button until the POWER lamp
flashes once, and release it.
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Cleaning the Print Head
4
When a confirmation message appears, make sure that the printer is
switched on and then click the OK button. Print head cleaning begins. (It
takes about 40 seconds until print head cleaning is completed and the
POWER lamp stops flashing.)
5
Print a nozzle check pattern to confirm the success of normal print head
cleaning.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
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Cleaning the Print Head
■ Deep print head cleaning
Always execute normal print head cleaning first. Only when the normal
print head cleaning does not correct the problem, perform deep print head
cleaning.
Note
Windows
1
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
2
Click the Maintenance tab.
3
Click the deep print head cleaning icon in the Print Head Cleaning box.
Macintosh
1
Select Page Setup from the File menu.
2
Click the Utilities button.
3
Select the Print head deep cleaning icon.
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Cleaning the Print Head
4
When a confirmation message appears, make sure that the printer is
switched on and then click the OK button. Print head cleaning begins. (It
takes about a few minutes until print head cleaning is completed and the
POWER lamp stops flashing.)
5
Print a nozzle check pattern to confirm the success of deep print head
cleaning.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Note
If the cleaning had no effect, perform normal print head cleaning and deep
print head cleaning again. After cleaning the print head several times, if the
nozzle check pattern is not satisfactory, the print head may be worn out and
the BJ Cartridge must be replaced.
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
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Replacing the Ink Tanks
Movie
The following pages describe how to replace empty ink tanks.
Note
When you purchase extra ink tanks, make sure that you get the correct ink
tanks for each BJ Cartridge.
• For Color BJ Cartridge BC-33
Ink Tank BCI-3BK
Ink Tank BCI-3C
Ink Tank BCI-3M
Ink Tank BCI-3Y
Color BJ Cartridge BC-33
• For Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo
Ink Tank BCI-3PBK Photo
Ink Tank BCI-3PC Photo
Ink Tank BCI-3PM Photo
Ink Tank BCI-3Y
Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo
• For Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
Ink Tank BCI-3BK
Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
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Replacing the Ink Tanks
1
Note
Make sure that the printer is switched on and open the front cover. The cartridge holder moves to the left side.
• If you need to replace more than one ink tank, do not remove the ink
tanks together. Remove and replace each ink tank one by one to ensure
that each new ink tank is inserted in the correct slot. If you insert an ink
tank in the wrong slot, colours will not print correctly.
• To avoid interfering with the ink supply from a tank, never touch an open
ink port on an ink tank.
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Replacing the Ink Tanks
2
To remove the empty ink tank, press in on the tab on the ink tank to release
and pull it out of the slot.
Do not remove the BJ Cartridge! Leave the BJ Cartridge installed in the
printer and remove only the ink tank(s).
Fix tab
Note
Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
Important
To avoid staining your hands, clothing, or areas of the work site, do not
shake or drop ink tanks when you are handling them.
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Replacing the Ink Tanks
3
Important
Remove the new ink tank from its package. Pull the orange tape up and
against the perforations to open the packing film.
• Remove the film carefully so you do not remove the label from the ink
tank. The label is needed to match the ink tank with the correct slot of the
BJ Cartridge.
• Remove the film by pulling on the orange tape. Do not attempt to remove
the film before you remove the orange tape.
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Replacing the Ink Tanks
4
Grip the bottom of the ink tank as shown in the figure and twist off the
orange protective cap in the direction of the arrow.
Protective cap
Do not press this side of the ink tank, to prevent ink spills.
Note
• Never attempt to reattach a protective cap to an ink tank. Discard the
protective cap according to the local laws and regulations regarding dis
posal of consumables.
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Replacing the Ink Tanks
5
Hold the new ink tank at a slight angle, align it with the correct slot, then
press down gently on top of the ink tank until it locks in place.
Make sure that you insert the ink tank in the correct slot of the cartridge
holder.
Note
The correct array of ink tanks in the BJ Cartridges is shown below.
Color BJ Cartridge BC-33
BJC-3BK
BJC-3C
BJC-3M
BJC-3Y
Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo
BJC-3PBK
Photo
BJC-3PC
Photo
BJC-3PM
Photo
BJC-3Y
Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
BJC-3BK
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Replacing the Ink Tanks
6
To lock the ink tank in place, press down on top of the ink tank. Press down
until the ink tank locks in place with a click.
7
Close the front cover.
The cartridge holder returns to the home position, and print head cleaning
begins automatically.
The POWER lamp flashes during print head cleaning. When print head
cleaning is completed and the POWER lamp stops flashing, you can
resume normal operation.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Movie
If the print quality remains poor even after replacing the ink tanks and cleaning the print
head, the print head is worn out and you must replace the BJ Cartridge.
Note
Canon recommends that you use the following BJ Cartridges for with the
BJC-3000 printer.
Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
Color BJ Cartridge BC-33
Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and open the front cover. The cartridge holder moves to the left side.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
2
Raise the cartridge lock lever to unlock the BJ Cartridge.
Make sure that you raise the lever all the way up.
Cartridge lock lever
Important
To avoid staining your hands, clothing, or areas in the work site, handle the
BJ Cartridge carefully. Avoid dropping or shaking the BJ Cartridge.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
3
Note
Remove the entire BJ Cartridge with the ink tanks in place.
• If you are removing a partially used BJ Cartridge, store it in the BJ
Cartridge container.
Switching and Storing the BJ Cartridges
• Always hold the BJ Cartridge by the circles embossed on the left and right
sides of the BJ Cartridge. Do not touch the metal contacts or the print
head on the BJ Cartridge.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
4
Remove a new BJ Cartridge from its package. Remove the orange protective cap then slowly remove the orange protective tape.
Protective cap
Protective tape
Important
• Never attempt to reattach the tape or cap to the BJ Cartridge. Discard the
protective cap and tape according to the local laws and regulations
regarding disposal of consumables.
• To avoid poor print quality, never touch the print head of the BJ Car
tridge.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
5
Note
Insert the BJ Cartridge into the cartridge holder, then lower the cartridge
lock lever until it locks in place.
When you install the Black BJ Cartridge, insert it into the right side of the
cartridge holder.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
6
Press in the tab of the plastic insert and remove them.
Fix tab
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
7
Insert the ink tank(s) in the new BJ Cartridge.
You can use new ink tanks or the ink tanks in the worn BJ Cartridge, and
install them in the new BJ Cartridge.
Replacing the Ink Tanks
Install an ink tank immediately after removing it from the worn BJ Cartridge
or its package. If an ink tank remains exposed for a long period, it may run
out of ink quickly after it is installed.
Note
8
Close the front cover.
The cartridge holder returns to the home position and print head cleaning
begins automatically. Do not open the front cover during print head cleaning.
After you replace a BJ Cartridge, always align the print head.
Aligning the Print Head
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Aligning the Print Head
Each time you replace a BJ Cartridge or switch BJ Cartridges for a special print job, you
must align the print head to ensure optimum results in printing.
Windows
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the Maintenance tab.
Click the print head alignment icon in the Test Prints box.
Macintosh
1
2
3
Select Page Setup from the File menu.
Click the Utilities button, then select Test Print by clicking the up- or downarrow.
Select the Print head alignment icon.
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Aligning the Print Head
4
When a confirmation massage appears, make sure that the printer is
switched on and one sheet of A4- or latter-size plain paper is loaded, and
then click the OK button.The printer starts to print the standard head alignment pattern.(During print head alignment, do not open the front cover.)
5
When the pattern is printed, click the Yes button.
6
Check all the patterns in lines of (B1) and (B2).
For each line enter the appropriate number where you see the lines perfectly aligned.
Correct:
Incorrect:
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Aligning the Print Head
7
When you finish entering numbers...
Windows
Click the OK button to save the settings.
Macintosh
Save the settings.
8
Make sure that the printer is switched on and one sheet of A4- or Lettersize plain paper is loaded, and then click the OK button. The printer starts
to print the high-resolution head alignment pattern.
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Aligning the Print Head
9
Check all the patterns in lines of (B1) and (B2).
For each line enter the appropriate number where you see the lines perfectly aligned.
Correct:
Incorrect:
10
When you finish entering numbers...
Windows
Click the OK button to save the settings.
Macintosh
Save the settings.
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Aligning the Print Head
11
Note
Click the OK button.
This completes the print head alignment procedure.
When you wish to switch the printer off after head alignment, always press
the POWER button to switch the printer off. If you do not switch the printer
off correctly with the POWER button, the print head alignment settings cannot be saved.
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Cleaning the Printer
After long use paper dust and room dust may accumulate around the paper output tray and
other parts of the printer. Clean the printer periodically.
Warning To avoid personal injury from burns or electrical shock or damage to the
printer during cleaning, never use a flammable solvent such as thinner,
benzene or alcohol.
1
Important
2
Press the POWER button (
) to switch the printer off. Check the
POWER lamp and make sure that it is not on or blinking.
To prevent failure of the printer to operate, never unplug the power cord
when the POWER lamp is lit or flashing. Printing may no longer be possible.
Make sure that the POWER lamp is off then unplug the power cord from the
power outlet.
Warning To avoid personal injury from touching live printer components, always
unplug the printer before cleaning.
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Cleaning the Printer
3
Remove the paper output tray and wipe the paper outlet with a soft cloth.
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Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
With frequent use of high resolution paper and other coated paper, paper dust from the
coated surfaces of such media accumulates around the paper feed rollers and may cause
misfeeds and paper jams. If this occurs, use a special cleaning plate to clean the paper
feed rollers inside the printer.
Note
When you clean the paper feed rollers, Canon recommends that you use a
cleaning sheet. (provided with each pack of high resolution paper "HR101".)
1
Raise the paper rest.
2
Remove two stickers on the cleaning sheet, as shown in the figure.
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Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
3
Set the paper guide to the A4 position.
4
Slide the cleaning sheet into the auto sheet feeder until its tip stops.
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Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers
5
Make sure that the POWER lamp is lit green.
Press and hold down the RESUME button until the POWER lamp flashes
three times, then release it. The paper feed rollers of the printer start rotating and then stops. Wait for approximately 15 to 30 seconds.
6
Important
The cleaning sheet feeds into the auto sheet feeder, and paper dust will
cling to the cleaning sheet as it rotates.
The cleaning sheet cannot be used again. Discard the cleaning sheet
according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables after it is used for cleaning the feed rollers once.
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Transporting the Printer
Use the original box and packing material to repack the printer for shipping or moving to
another location. (When you do not use the original box, make sure that the printer is packaged properly so that it does not get damaged during the transportation.)
1
Make sure that the printer is switched on and open the front cover. The cartridge holder moves to the left side.
Switching the Printer On
2
3
Raise the cartridge lock lever to unlock the BJ Cartridge.
Remove the entire BJ Cartridge with the ink tanks in place.
Note
Always hold the BJ Cartridge by the circles embossed on the left and right
sides of the BJ Cartridge. Do not touch the metal contacts or the print
head on the BJ Cartridge.
Important
• To avoid staining your hands, clothing, or areas in the work site, handle
the BJ Cartridge carefully. Avoid dropping or shaking the BJ Cartridge.
• If you are removing a partially used BJ Cartridge, store it in the BJ Cartridge container.
Switching and Storing the BJ Cartridges
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Transporting the Printer
4
Lower the cartridge lock lever.
5
Press the POWER button (
) while leaving the front cover open. The
POWER lamp turns off and the cartridge holder remains in the same position, and then unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
6
Fix the cartridge holder with tape and the cartridge lock lever with packing
material.
7
Close the front cover.
8
Lower the paper rest.
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Transporting the Printer
9
Important
Remove the paper output tray.
Check the POWER lamp and make sure that the printer is off. To prevent
failure of the printer to operate, never remove the power plug from the
power outlet when the POWER lamp is on or flashing. Printing may no
longer be possible.
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Transporting the Printer
10
Disconnect the printer cable from your computer and printer, and disconnect the power cord from the printer.
When using a parallel printer cable
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Transporting the Printer
11
Reattach the tape and packing material to the printer and insert the printer
into its plastic bag. (As shown in the figure, attach the tapes to the printer
where you see the dark rectangles in the figure.)
Packing material
Tapes
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Transporting the Printer
12
Note
Fit the packing material on either end of the printer and pack the printer into
the original box.
If you are shipping the printer through a shipping agent, mark the box with
"FRAGILE" or "HANDLE WITH CARE".
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Troubleshooting
If you experience a problem during operation of the printer, refer to the following topics.
Printout is Unsatisfactory
Printer Does Not Start or Stops in Mid-job
Paper Jams or Does Not Feed
The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
An Error Message Appears
Scanner Problems
Other Problems
Avoiding Problems
Before you Call for Help
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Printout is Unsatisfactory
Colour document printed in monochrome
Colours not clear
Printed and on-screen colour do not match
Meaningless characters, symbols printed
Printed text rotated 90 degrees
Printing in top left corner
Text cut off at bottom right corner, right edge or bottom edge
Text or image reversed (mirrored)
Enlarged/reduced printing not correct
Single file page prints over two or more pages
Colours streaked or wrong
Straight lines are broken
Printed pages curled
Backs of pages stained with ink
Ink blurred
Printed surface scratched
White streaks visible
Colours streaked or uneven
Last part of print job not printing
Characters and figures notched / gradation streaked or unnatural
Macintosh
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Colour document printed in monochrome
A document created in colour is printed in monochrome.
Check 1
Grayscale Print selected?
Check 2
Monochrome printing selected in application program?
Check 3
Correct printer driver selected?
Windows
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Colour document printed in monochrome
Check 1
Grayscale Print selected?
Windows
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and disable Grayscale Print in the
Main tab.
Macintosh
Disable Print Grayscale on the left bottom corner of the Print dialogue box.
Check 2
Monochrome printing selected in application program?
Some application programs have a setting in its print dialogue box that
allows you to enable or disable colour printing.
Check that the setting is enabled in the application program.
For details, refer to the documentation of the application program.
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Colour document printed in monochrome
Check 3
Correct printer driver selected?
Windows
If the wrong printer driver that only supports monochrome printing is
selected, all the documents are printed in monochrome.
Start the print job again and check that "Canon BJC-3000" is displayed in
the Name entry box of the Print dialogue box.
If the name of another printer is displayed, click the down-arrow and select
"Canon BJC-3000" from the pull-down list.
Note
To avoid this problem, you may find it convenient to set the BJC-3000 as
the default printer.
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Colours not clear
The colours in printed photographs and illustrations are not as clear as you expected.
Check 1
BJ Cartridge and media correct for the print job?
Check 2
Printer driver settings correct for media and print job?
Check 3
Re-filled ink tank installed in the BJ Cartridge?
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Colours not clear
Check 1
BJ Cartridge and media correct for the print job?
For printing photographs, illustrations, use of High Resolution Paper,
Glossy Photo Paper or High Gloss Photo Film is recommended. These
media provide better colour reproduction and brighter colours than plain
paper.
For best results, use the Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo .
For printing colour graphs, charts with text, use the Color BJ Cartridge BC33 to print reports and research papers.
A clogged or worn BJ Cartridge may also cause printing problems. Print a
nozzle check pattern and check the printed patterns.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
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Colours not clear
Check 2
Printer driver settings correct for media and print job?
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and select the print mode best
suited for the print job in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab.
Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge and Media Type settings match the
BJ Cartridge and media currently set in the printer.
Printing on Paper and Other Media
Using the BJ Cartridges
Setting the Printer Driver
Printing Photographs
Note
Windows
You may also want to click the Advanced button in the Main tab. Click the
Colour tab, check that Colour Adjustment is enabled and then adjust the
colour settings such as Colour Balance, Output Style and Brightness.
Macintosh
Select the Colour panel and change the settings such as the Matching
method.
Check 3
Re-filled ink tank installed in the BJ Cartridge?
You may not be able to achieve satisfactory performance with an ink tank
that has been re-filled by a third party. It is recommend that you use ink
tanks especially designed for use with the BJ Cartridge.
Using the BJ Cartridges
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Printed and on-screen colour do not match
The colour you see on the screen do not match the colours you see in the printed copy of
the same image. For example, objects that appear blue on the screen are printed purple
and objects that appear pale green on the screen are printed dark green.
A colour display and printer do not reproduce colour in the same way. The printed colour
tones may not perfectly match the colours you see on the screen because screen colour
varies how the screen is viewed and calibrated.
The differences between displayed and printed colours are extreme, check the following.
Check 1
Is the ink of BJ Cartridge in good condition?
Check 2
Is the ink tank installed in the correct slot of the cartridge holder?
Check 3
Are the printer driver settings correct?
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Printed and on-screen colour do not match
Check 1
Is the ink of BJ Cartridge in good condition?
If there are wide differences between the screen colours and printed
colours, one of the ink tanks may have run out of ink or some of the print
head nozzles may be clogged.
Print a nozzle check pattern and check the results.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Check 2
Is the ink tank installed in the correct slot of the cartridge holder?
Make sure that you install the ink tank in the correct slot of the cartridge
holder.
Replacing the Ink Tanks
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Printed and on-screen colour do not match
Check 3
Are the printer driver settings correct?
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and select the print mode best
suited for the print job in the Choose Print Mode box under the Main tab.
Also make sure that the BJ Cartridge and Media Type settings match the
BJ Cartridge and media currently set in the printer.
Printing on Paper and Other Media
Using the BJ Cartridges
Setting the Printer Driver
Printing Photographs
Note
If Monochrome Effects is selected for Special Effects, the colours displayed
on the screen may differ from those that are printed. Make sure the settings.
Windows
You may also want to click the Advanced button in the Main tab, click the
Colour tab and adjust the colour settings such as Colour Balance, Output
Style and Brightness. If Colour Adjustment is off, click the checkbox to turn
it on.
Macintosh
Use Manual for printing.
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Meaningless characters, symbols printed
The document is displayed correctly on the screen but meaningless text and symbols are
printed.
Check 1
Did you cancel a print job before it is completed?
Check 2
Are you using the correct printer driver?
Check 3
Are the printer and computer securely connected?
Check 4
Is the printer port set to ECP?
Check 5
Is the problem in the original file?
Windows
Windows
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Meaningless characters, symbols printed
Check 1
Did you cancel a print job before it is completed?
There may be data remaining in the printer or the computer from the previous print job. Switch off the printer and computer, switch them on again,
and print again.
Note
Windows
Check 2
To check for print data remaining from a previous job, select Settings from
the Start menu, then click Printers. Double-click the BJC-3000 icon. If you
see one or more print jobs queued for printing, and select Purge Print Documents from the Printer menu.
For details, see your Windows documentation or on-line Help.
Are you using the correct printer driver?
Windows
Meaningless characters and symbols may print if you have selected the
wrong printer driver for the print job.
Start the print procedure again and make sure that "Canon BJC-3000" is
displayed in the Name entry box of the Print dialogue box.
If another driver is selected, click the down-arrow and select "Canon BJC3000" from the pull-down list.
Note
To avoid this problem, you may find it convenient to set the BJC-3000 as
the default printer.
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Meaningless characters, symbols printed
Check 3
Are the printer and computer securely connected?
Check the printer cable connections at the printer and computer. A faulty or
loose connection can generate meaningless characters and symbols to
print.
Connecting and Switching On the Printer
Check 4
Is the printer port set to ECP?
Windows
When the printer port of the computer to the ECP mode, the printer may not
perform a print job properly. Cancel the ECP mode, and print again.
If the problem is not solved, contact a hardware manufacturer.
Check 5
Is the problem in the original file?
If meaningless character or symbols are printed only when you print a certain file, the cause of the problem may be in the file or the application program you are using. Rebuild the file and print it again.
If the rebuilt file prints correctly, the original file was probably faulty.
If the rebuilt file does not print correctly, contact a software manufacturer.
Before you Call for Help
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Printed text rotated 90 degrees
The document text orientation is not correct and it is printed rotated 90 degrees.
Check 1
Is the Orientation setting correct?
Check 2
Is Landscape orientation specified in the application program?
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Printed text rotated 90 degrees
Check 1
Is the Orientation setting correct?
If the paper is inserted vertically with the Orientation setting for Landscape,
text and paper are rotated away from one another by 90 degrees.
Select Portrait to print across the width of the page and select Landscape
to print across the length of the page.
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and set the correct printing direction.
Windows
Check the radio button for Orientation in the Page Layout tab.
Macintosh
Select Page Setup from the File menu and check Orientation.
Check 2
Is Landscape orientation specified in the application program?
Check the Orientation feature in your application program.
Some application programs have a setting in its print dialogue box that
allows you to set the orientation.
For details, refer to the documentation of the application program.
Note
If the application program has an Orientation setting, make sure that the
setting (Portrait/Landscape) matches the Orientation setting in the printer
driver.
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Printing in top left corner
Check 1
Is the page in the printer larger than the page size specified in the printer
driver?
Check 2
Is Scaled Printing set for reduction in the printer driver?
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Printing in top left corner
Check 1
Is the page in the printer larger than the page size specified in the printer
driver?
If you print on paper larger than the Page Size selected in the printer driver,
the page is printed in the top left corner.
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and check the Page Size setting.
If the setting does not match, replace the paper in the printer or click the
down-arrow and select the correct paper size from the pull-down list.
Check 2
Is Scaled Printing set for reduction in the printer driver?
If Scaled Printing is set for reduction in the printer driver, the document is
reduced and printed in the top left corner of the page.
To disable Scaled Printing, open the Printer Properties dialogue box click
the Page Layout tab, and click the radio button for Normal-size Printing.
If you want to use Scaled Printing with reduction, make sure that the correct
percentage is set and confirm that the Page Size selection is correct.
For more details, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows users or
Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh users
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Text cut off at bottom right corner, right edge or bottom
edge
The text is printing in the bottom right corner of the page or printing beyond the right or bottom margins and cut off from view.
Check 1
Is the paper in the printer smaller than the Page Size specified in the printer
driver?
Check 2
Is Scaled Printing set for enlargement in the printer driver?
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Text cut off at bottom right corner, right edge or bottom edge
Check 1
Is the paper in the printer smaller than the Page Size specified in the printer
driver?
If you print on paper smaller than the Page Size selected in the printer
driver, text is printed in the bottom right corner, or cut off at the bottom or
right edge of the paper.
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, and check the Page Size setting.
If the setting does not match the size of the paper in the printer, replace the
paper in the printer or click the down-arrow and select the correct paper
size from the pull-down list.
Check 2
Is Scaled Printing set for enlargement in the printer driver?
If Scaled Printing is set for enlargement in the printer driver, the document
is enlarged and printed in the bottom right corner, or cut off at the bottom or
right edge of the paper.
To disable Scaled Printing, open the Printer Properties dialogue box, click
the Page Layout tab, and click the radio button for Normal-size Printing.
If you want to use Scaled Printing with enlargement, make sure that the
correct percentage is set and confirm that the Page Size selection is correct.
For more details, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users or
Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh Users.
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Text or image reversed (mirrored)
The printed image is printed with left and right sides reversed or "mirrored".
Check
Is Back Print Film or T-Shirt Transfer selected for Media Type?
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and check the Media Type setting
in the Mian tab. If the setting is not correct, click the down-arrow and select
the correct media from the pull-down list.
The Media Type setting must match the media loaded in the printer for the
print job.
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Enlarged/reduced printing not correct
A print job set up for Scaled Printing in the printer driver is not executing correctly.
Check 1
Does the size of the paper in the printer match the Page Size setting in the
printer driver?
Windows
Check 2
Are you using the correct paper size for Scaled Printing?
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Enlarged/reduced printing not correct
Check 1
Does the size of the paper in the printer match the
Page Size setting in the printer driver?
Windows
If you are using Scaled Printing to enlarge or reduce the print job so it fits
on the paper in the printer, first set the Page Size in the Page Layout tab to
the size specified in the application program. Next, set the Printer Page
Size to the size of the paper in the printer.
Check 2
Are you using the correct paper size for Scaled Printing?
To set the scale for the enlargement or reduction, load paper that matches
the Printer Page Size setting in the Page Layout tab.
Note
For more details, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users or
Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh Users.
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Single file page prints over two or more pages
Check 1
Does the Page Size setting in the application program and printer driver
match?
Windows
Check 2
Is the size of the top margin specified in the application program too large?
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Single file page prints over two or more pages
Check 1
Does the Page Size setting in the application program
and printer driver match?
Windows
Set the same Page Size setting for the application program and the printer
driver.
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, click the Page Layout tab, and
select the Page Size that matches the Page Size setting in the application
program.
Check 2
Is the size of the top margin specified in the application program too large?
In the application program, set the top, bottom, right or left margin to the
minimum values. If you cannot change the margin, increase the number of
lines per page.
Note
For more information about setting the page format in the application program, refer to the documentation of your application program.
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Colours streaked or wrong
The text appears scratched, streaked, or the wrong colours are printed.
Check 1
Is the ink of BJ Cartridge in good condition?
Check 2
Have the protective tape or cap been reattached?
Check 3
Did you print on the correct print side of the media?
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Colours streaked or wrong
Check 1
Is the ink of BJ Cartridge in good condition?
If text or images are streaked, scratched, faint, or if the wrong colours are
printing, one of the ink tanks may have run out of ink, the print nozzles may
be clogged, or the print head may be worn out.
Print a nozzle check pattern and check the printed patterns.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Check 2
Have the protective tape or cap been reattached?
After removed, the orange protective cap and tape should never be reattached to the BJ Cartridge. Re-attaching the tape or cap can cause air
bubble or trap dirt or dust into the ink and clog the ink nozzles.
If the protective tape or cap has been re-attached, remove it. Install the BJ
Cartridge in the printer and clean the print head immediately.
After cleaning the print head, if printing is patchy or streaked replace the BJ
Cartridge.
Check 3
Did you print on the correct print side of the media?
The correct print side is different for each type of media.
Make sure that the correct print side is facing up when you load the media
in the auto sheet feeder.
Printing on Paper and Other Media
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Straight lines are broken
Check 1
Have the print head been aligned?
Check 2
Are the BJ Cartridges installed correctly?
Check 3
Is Print Quality set to Fast in the printer driver?
Check 4
Is the paper thickness lever set correctly?
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Straight lines are broken
Check 1
Have the print head been aligned?
Each time you install a print head, you must align the print head. If you do
not align the print head, straight lines may appear broken or uneven.
Aligning the Print Head
Check 2
Are the BJ Cartridges installed correctly?
Remove the BJ Cartridges and re-install them correctly.
After you re-install the BJ Cartridges, align the print head.
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
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Straight lines are broken
Check 3
Is Print Quality set to Fast in the printer driver?
Changing Print Quality to Fine in the printer driver may improve the quality
of printed straight lines. Follow the procedure below.
Windows
1 Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
2 Click the Advanced button in the Main tab.
3 In the Quality tab, drag the slide bar to right to select Fine.
Macintosh
1 When using Manual for printing, click the Details button in the Printer
2
Check 4
Properties dialogue box.
In the Quality panel, drag the slide bar to right to select Fine.
Is the paper thickness lever set correctly?
If straight lines are printed uneven or broken after changing the setting of
the paper thickness lever on the front of the printer, re-align the print head.
Aligning the Print Head
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Printed pages curled
As printed pages are ejected from the printer, they are curled or wavy.
Check 1
Are you printing on thin paper?
Check 2
Is the printer driver set for high density printing?
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Printed pages curled
Check 1
Are you printing on thin paper?
The large amount of ink used to print colour photographs and illustrations
can cause printed pages to curl or warp.
For such a case you should use special media such as High Resolution
Paper or Glossy Photo Paper.
Note
When you use High Resolution Paper, Glossy Photo Paper or other special
media, always load the pages with the print side (whiter side) facing up.
Only one side of these media is treated with a special coating for better ink
absorption.
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Printed pages curled
Check 2
Is the printer driver set for high density printing?
Move the Intensity setting (print density) in the Colour tab to a lower setting
and execute the print job again. A lower intensity setting uses less ink thus
preventing curling of the printed page. To lower the intensity, follow the procedure below.
Windows
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and click the Advanced button in
the Main tab.
Click the Colour tab.
Use the Intensity slide bar to change the Intensity setting.
Macintosh
1
2
Note
When using Manual for printing, click the Details button in the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the Colour panel, and use the Intensity slide bar to change the intensity setting.
Curling occurs most frequently with small paper sizes such as A5. To avoid
this curling problem, we recommend that you do not use small paper sizes
to print documents that contain photographs or illustrations.
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Backs of pages stained with ink
The backs of pages are stained after they are printed and ejected from the printer.
Check 1
Is the paper output slot dirty?
Check 2
Is a page ejected before the previous page is dry?
Check 3
Is greyscale printing being performed?
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Backs of pages stained with ink
Check 1
Is the paper output slot dirty?
Clean the printer periodically. Clean the paper output slot and the area
around it.
Cleaning the Printer
Check 2
Is a page ejected before the previous page is dry?
If you are printing on media that requires a few minutes to dry, remove each
page from the paper output tray as it is ejected from the printer. This prevents the next page from stacking on top of a printed page before it is dry.
You can also use the print pause feature to increase the pause between
printed pages.
To use the print pause feature, follow the procedure below.
1
2
3
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the Maintenance tab and click the Custom Setting button.
In the Custom Setting dialogue box, check Pause Page in the checkbox.
Click the Send button to close the dialogue box and send the setting to the
printer.
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Backs of pages stained with ink
Check 3
Is greyscale printing being performed?
If you are performing greyscale printing, the backs of the pages may be
stained with ink. You may be able to eliminate this problem by reducing the
black density on the printer driver setting screen.
Windows
1
2
3
Open the Priter Properties dialogue box and click the Advanced button in
the Main tab.
Click the Colour tab.
Use the Black slide bar to change the print density setting.
If this does not produce an improvement, remove the cartridge and use the
Photo BJ Cartridge to perform your printing.
Macintosh
1
When using Manual for printing, click the Datails button in the Printer Properties dialogue box.
2
In the Colour panel, use the Black slide bar to change the print density setting.
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Ink blurred
The ink has blurred in the print job; images are not sharp and the ink has spread and run
together.
Check 1
Are you printing a photograph or illustration that requires a large amount of
ink?
Check 2
Are you using plain paper?
Check 3
Is the print head dirty?
Check 4
Is the printer driver set for high-density printing?
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Ink blurred
Check 1
Are you printing a photograph or illustration that requires a large amount of
ink?
In the printer driver, set Print Quality to Fine. The Fine setting reduces the
tendency for ink to spread in printing colour documents that require large
amounts of ink, and reduces the tendency for ink to spread where black
areas are adjacent to coloured areas.
Windows
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the Advanced button in the Main tab.
In the Quality tab, drag the slide bar to the right toward the Fine setting.
Macintosh
1
2
Check 2
When using Manual for printing, click the Details button in the Printer Properties dialogue box.
In the Quality panel, drag the slide bar to the right toward the Fine setting.
Are you using plain paper?
If you are using plain paper, use another type of print media. To minimise
ink spread, use High Resolution Paper, Glossy Photo Paper or High Gloss
Photo Film.
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Ink blurred
Check 3
Is the print head dirty?
Clogged print head nozzles can cause ink spread and blurring, so clean the
print head.
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the normal print head cleaning icon
in the Print Head Cleaning
box in the Maintenance tab.
In the Print Head Cleaning dialogue box, click the Execute button.
Cleaning the Print Head
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Ink blurred
Check 4
Is the printer driver set for high-density printing?
The Intensity setting in the printer driver can be used to adjust print density
(i.e., the amount of ink used to print).
Lowering the print density setting can reduce the tendency for ink to spread
in colour photographs or illustrations.
To lower Intensity, follow the procedure below.
Windows
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and click the Advanced button in
the Main tab.
Click the Colour tab.
Use the Intensity slide bar to change the intensity setting.
Macintosh
1
2
When using Manual for printing, click the Details button in the Printer Properties dialogue box.
In the Colour panel, use the Intensity slide bar to change the print density
setting.
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Printed surface scratched
The print side of the paper is scratched and stained.
Check 1
Are you printing on thick paper?
Check 2
Is the paper thickness lever set correctly?
Check 3
Are you printing on curled plain paper?
Check 4
Are you executing a high-density print on plain paper?
Check 5
Are you printing outside the recommended printing area?
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Printed surface scratched
Check 1
Are you printing on thick paper?
If you print on thick paper, the print head may scratch the printed surface of
the page.
If you experience difficulty when printing on thick paper, clean the print
head.
Cleaning the Print Head
Check 2
Is the paper thickness lever set correctly?
When you use thick paper such as envelopes, T-shirt transfers and banner
paper for printing, set the paper thickness lever to the Down position.
If the printed surface is scratched or stained on plain paper, it is also helpful
to set the paper thickness lever to the Down position.
Check 3
Are you printing on curled plain paper?
If curled plain paper is loaded with the curl bowing up, the print head may
scratch bottom edge of the paper.
Remove the plain paper, turn it over, and load it in the auto sheet feeder
again.
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Printed surface scratched
Check 4
Are you executing a high-density print on plain paper?
If you execute a high-density print job on plain paper, the paper may absorb
too much ink and curl, the print head may scratch the surface of the curled
page. Lower the Intensity setting as follows.
1
2
3
Check 5
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, and click the Advanced button in
the Main tab.
Click the Colour tab.
Use the Intensity slide bar to change the print-density setting.
Are you printing outside the recommended printing area?
If you print outside the recommended printing area, the print head may
scratch the bottom edge of the page.
To avoid problems, print only in the recommended printing area.
Note
When you print on High Gloss Photo Film, Back Print Film and T-shirt
Transfers, the bottom margin should be larger than 26mm (1.1 in.).
Printing Area
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White streaks visible
Check
Print a nozzle check pattern.
If colours are broken or missing, clean the print head.
If lines are not aligned properly, align the print head.
If any portion of the nozzle check pattern is streaked, the print head could
be clogged, may not be aligned properly, or the BJ Cartridge may be worn
out.
Note
• If the nozzle check pattern prints normally, there may be a problem in the
application program. For details, refer to the troubleshooting sections of
the documentation of your application program.
• If the problem is not solved by cleaning the print head, aligning the print
head, or replacing the BJ Cartridge, see the "Before you Call for Help"
section.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
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Colours streaked or uneven
Patterns of uneven or streaked colouring appear on the printout.
Check 1
Is Print Quality in the Quality tab in the printer driver set to Fast?
Check 2
Is Halftoning set for optimum performance?
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Colours streaked or uneven
Check 1
Is Print Quality on the Quality tab in the printer driver set to Fast?
Set Print Quality to Fine and print again. This reduces uneven coloration
you may see in a document where a large amount of ink is used.
Windows
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the Advanced button in the Main tab.
In the Quality tab, drag the slide bar to the right oward Fine and click the
OK button.
Macintosh
1
2
When using Manual for printing, click the Details button in the Printer Properties dialogue box.
In the Quality panel, drag the slide bar to the right toward Fine.
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Colours streaked or uneven
Check 2
Is Halftoning set for optimum performance?
Check the Halftoning setting in the Quality tab of the printer driver. The Diffusion setting smoothes uneven or streaked colours.
Windows
1
2
3
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Click the Advanced button in the Main tab.
In the Halftoning box under the Quality tab, disable Auto if it is checked and
enabled.
Click Diffusion and click the OK button.
Macintosh
1
2
When using Manual for printing, click the Details button in the Printer Properties dialogue box.
In the Quality panel, set Halftoning to Scatter.
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Last part of print job not printing
The last part of each page in the document is not printed.
Check 1
Are you using the paper size specified in the Page Size setting?
Check 2
Are the computer and printer securely connected?
Check 3
Is the printer port set to ECP?
Check 4
Is a WPS printer driver installed?
Windows
Windows
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Last part of print job not printing
Check 1
Are you using the paper size specified in the Page Size setting?
If the size of the paper loaded in the printer does not match the Page Size
setting in the printer driver, part of each page may not print.
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box.
Check the Page Size setting. If it does not match the size of the paper you
are using, click the down-arrow and select the correct size from the pulldown list.
Note
Set the same Page Size setting for the application program and the printer
driver.
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, click the Page Layout tab, and
select the Page Size that matches the Page Size setting in the application
program.
Check 2
Are the computer and printer securely connected?
Check the connection of the printer cable at the computer and printer. A
loose connection can cause losing part of a print job.
Connecting and Switching On the Printer.
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Last part of print job not printing
Check 3
Is the printer port set to ECP?
Windows
When the printer port of the computer to the ECP mode, the printer may not
perform a print job properly. Cancel the ECP mode, and print again.
If the problem is not solved, contact your hardware manufacturer.
Check 4
Is a WPS printer driver installed?
Windows
You may not be able to print correctly with a WPS (Windows Printing System) printer driver installed in your system. Confirm whether or not a WPS
driver is installed in your system.
Change the WPS driver port setting to FILE or delete the WPS driver.
To change the port setting, follow the procedure below.
1
2
3
Open the WPS Driver Properties window.
In the Details tab, select FILE in the Print to Port setting.
To delete the WPS driver, select Programs and then Windows Printing System from the Windows Start menu and click Uninstall.
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Characters and figures notched /
gradation streaked or unnatural
Macintosh
Characters and figures print with unnatural notches.
Gradation appears streaked.
Check
Are you using the application program that only supports PostScript?
The BJC-3000 is a QuickDraw printer and is not a PostScript printer.
Therefore, if you use the application program that only supports PostScript,
the lines of characters and figures may print with unnatural notches.
Always use the application program that supports QuickDraw.
Some PostScript application programs have a setting that allows you to use
ATM fonts or TrueType fonts. When you specify the ATM fonts or TrueType
fonts in the application program, characters, figures and gradation can be
reproduced properly.
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Printer Does Not Start or Stops in Mid-job
Printer does not switch on
Print job does not start
Printings halts
Printing starts but nothing printing
Cartridge holder does not move to the left side
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Printer does not switch on
The printer does not switch on after the POWER button is pressed.
Check 1
Have you pressed the POWER button firmly?
Check 2
Is the power cord plugged in?
Check 3
Is the power outlet live?
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Printer does not switch on
Check 1
Have you pressed the POWER button firmly?
Press the POWER button fully down, then release it. If you do not press the
button hard enough, the printer may not turn on.
Switching the Printer On
Check 2
Is the power cord plugged in?
Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a power outlet.
Check 3
Is the power outlet live?
Connect another electrical device to the same power outlet. If the other
device operates normally, the power outlet is functioning normally.
After you perform all three checks, if the problem is not solved unplug the
printer and contact a Canon service facility.
Before you Call for Help
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Print job does not start
Printer does not operate after print job executed from the computer.
Check 1
Is the printer switched on?
Check 2
Are you printing a very large file?
Check 3
Are the printer and computer securely connected?
Check 4
Are you using the correct printer driver?
Check 5
Is the correct printer port selected?
Check 6
Is the printer port set to ECP?
Windows
Windows
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Print job does not start
Check 1
Is the printer switched on?
Check the POWER lamp to see if it is lit green.
If the POWER lamp flashes green, the printer is still warming up.
After the POWER lamp is lit, the printer is ready to use.
Printer does not switch on
Check 2
Are you printing a very large file?
A very large file may require some time to process before printing begins.
Photographs and illustrations can increase the size of a file. For a very
large file, wait a few minutes for the print job to begin.
Check the POWER lamp. If the POWER lamp flashes green, the computer
is sending print data to the printer and the job is executing normally.
Check 3
Are the printer and computer securely connected?
Check the printer cable connections at the printer and computer. A faulty or
loose connection can prevent it from starting.
Connecting and Switching On the Printer
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Print job does not start
Check 4
Are you using the correct printer driver?
A print job may not start if you have selected the wrong printer driver for the
print job.
Windows
Note
Macintosh
Check that "Canon BJC-3000" is displayed in the Name entry box of the
Print dialogue box.
If another driver is selected, click the down-arrow and select "Canon BJC3000" from the pull-down list.
If BJC-3000 does not appear in the list, you must install the printer driver.
If you use only the BJC-3000, select the BJC-3000 as the default printer.
Select BJC-3000 from Chooser of the Apple menu.
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Print job does not start
Check 5
Is the correct printer port selected?
Windows
If you are using the Parallel Interface to connect your printer, set your
printer port to LPT1.
If you are using USB Interface to connect your printer, set your printer port
to USBPRN.
Follow the procedure below.
1
2
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box directly from the Start menu.
Click the Details tab and select LPT1 or USBPRN in the Print to the following port box (LPT1: Canon BJ LPT Printer Port).
For more details on how to open the Printer Properties dialogue box
directly from the Start menu, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users.
Check 6
Is the printer port set to ECP?
Windows
You may not be able to print correctly if the printer port is set for ECP. Cancel the ECP mode, and print again.
If the problem is not solved by cancelling the ECP mode, contact your computer manufacturer.
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Printings halts
The printer stops printing before the print job is completed.
Check 1
Is the print job a finely detailed photograph or illustration?
Check 2
Has the printer been operating for a long time?
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Printings halts
Check 1
Is the print job a finely detailed photograph or illustration?
The printer requires more time to process a finely detailed illustration or
photograph.
Check the POWER lamp. If the POWER lamp flashes green, the computer
is sending print data to the printer and the job is executing normally.
If the print job requires using a large amount of black ink on plain paper, the
print job may require more time.
Check 2
Has the printer been operating for a long time?
The print head may occasionally overheat during a long print job.
If the print head overheats, printing pauses at the end of a pass across the
page to allow time for the print head to cool and then restarts after a brief
interval. Interrupt printing at a convenient point, switch the printer off and
wait for at least 15 minutes for the print head to cool.
If the printer overheats while printing a densely coloured photograph or
illustration, the printer may beep and stop printing to protect the print head.
In this case, you cannot continue printing. Switch the printer off and wait at
least 15 minutes for the print head to cool.
Caution To avoid minor burns, never touch the print head or the surrounding area.
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Printing starts but nothing printing
The printer operates but nothing is printed on the page.
Check 1
Is the ink of BJ Cartridge in good condition?
Check 2
Did you remove the orange protective tape from the print head?
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Printing starts but nothing printing
Check 1
Is the ink of BJ Cartridge in good condition?
The print head nozzles may be clogged, one or more of the ink tanks may
be low, or the BJ Cartridge may be worn.
Visually check the level of the ink in the ink tanks. If the tanks are empty,
replace them.
Next, print a nozzle check pattern to check the status of the print head and
clean the print head.
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Cleaning the Print Head
If the problem is not solved, replace the BJ Cartridge.
Replacing the Ink Tanks
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
If you can print a nozzle check pattern normally, check that the printer is
connected to the computer securely. If the connection is loose, printing
starts but nothing may be printed.
Also check that there is no problem with the original file.
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Printing starts but nothing printing
Check 2
Did you remove the orange protective tape from the print head?
If the orange protective tape is not removed from the BJ Cartridge, ink cannot be ejected from the BJ Cartridge. Remove the BJ Cartridge and check
the print head.
If the tape has not been removed, remove it. Align the print head before
you resume printing.
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Aligning the Print Head
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Cartridge holder does not move to the left side
You want to switch the BJ Cartridge, replace an ink tank, or replace the BJ Cartridge, but
the cartridge holder does not move to the left side when you open the front cover.
Check 1
Is the printer switched on?
Check 2
Has the front cover been open longer than 10 minutes?
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Cartridge holder does not move to the left side
Check 1
Is the printer switched on?
Check the POWER lamp and make sure that it is green. If the POWER
lamp is off, switch on the printer.
If you have just turned on the printer and the POWER lamp flashes green,
the printer is warming up. Wait until the POWER lamp stops flashing.
Check 2
Has the front cover been open longer than 10 minutes?
If the front cover remains open longer than 10 minutes, the cartridge holder
automatically returns to the home position to prevent the print head from
drying out.
Close the front cover and open it again. The cartridge holder moves to the
left side.
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Paper Jams or Does Not Feed
Paper does not feed from auto sheet feeder
Envelopes do not feed
Paper skewing during feeding
Multiple sheets feed together
Paper jam
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Paper does not feed from auto sheet feeder
After the print job is started, the paper loaded in the auto sheet feeder does not feed.
Check 1
Is the paper too thick?
Check 2
Is the sheet feeder overloaded?
Check 3
Did you raise the paper rest?
Check 4
Is the paper folded or curled?
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Paper does not feed from auto sheet feeder
Check 1
Is the paper too thick?
Thick paper does not feed from the auto sheet feeder. You cannot attempt
to print on paper or other media thicker than 0.6 mm (105g/m2).
Check 2
Is the sheet feeder overloaded?
The number of sheets you can load in the auto sheet feeder depends on
the media you are using. The media does not feed correctly if you exceed
the prescribed number of sheets.
Check 3
Did you raise the paper rest?
Before you load media other than envelopes in the auto sheet feeder, you
should always raise the paper rest. If you do not raise the paper rest before
loading, the media does not completely enter the paper feed slot during
feeding.
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Paper does not feed from auto sheet feeder
Check 4
Is the paper folded or curled?
To avoid misfeeds and paper jams, never load paper in the auto sheet
feeder that is folded, curled or wrinkled.
Media Type You Can Use with the Printer
Media Type You Cannot Use with the Printer
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Envelopes do not feed
Envelopes do not feed or skew during feeding.
Check 1
Are the envelopes curled or bent?
Check 2
Are too many envelopes loaded?
Check 3
Are the envelopes loaded correctly?
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Envelopes do not feed
Check 1
Are the envelopes curled or bent?
Before you load envelopes, make sure they are flat. Press down firmly
around the edges of the stack to flatten the envelopes and expel air from
inside the envelopes.
If the envelopes are still not perfectly flat, hold the edges of the stack diagonally and bend them gently to straighten them.
Make sure that the flaps in the stack are straight and not overlapping.
If the envelopes still do not feed, use a pen or similar object to flatten the
edges of the envelopes.
Using Envelopes
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Envelopes do not feed
Check 2
Are too many envelopes loaded?
The number of envelopes you can set in the auto sheet feeder is up to 10.
Do not exceed 10 envelopes in a stack.
Using Envelopes
Check 3
Are the envelopes loaded correctly?
To avoid misfeeds and jams, always load the top edge of an envelope (or
stack of envelopes) length ways with the flap side down.
Using Envelopes
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Paper skewing during feeding
The paper or other media does not feed straight into the paper feed slot.
Check 1
Is the auto sheet feeder overloaded?
Check 2
Is the paper folded or curled?
Check 3
Is the paper guide set correctly?
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Paper skewing during feeding
Check 1
Is the auto sheet feeder overloaded?
The number of sheets you can load in the auto sheet feeder depends on
the media you are using. The media does not feed correctly if you exceed
the prescribed number of sheets.
Check 2
Is the paper folded or curled?
To avoid misfeeds and paper jams, never load paper in the auto sheet
feeder that is folded, curled or wrinkled.
Media Type You Cannot Use with the Printer
Check 3
Is the paper guide set correctly?
If the paper guide on the auto sheet feeder is not set correctly, the paper
does not feed straight or may jam in the printer.
The paper guide must be snug against the side of the stack and not too
tight.
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Multiple sheets feed together
During a multiple feed, more than one sheet feed from the stack at the same time.
Check 1
Did you fan the stack before loading?
Check 2
Is the auto sheet feeder overloaded?
Check 3
Is the paper folded or curled?
Check 4
Are you printing on transparencies?
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Multiple sheets feed together
Check 1
Did you fan the stack before loading?
Before loading a stack of media in the auto sheet feeder, always fan the
pages to remove static cling and align the edges. Fanning the stack separates the sheets so they can feed smoothly from the auto sheet feeder.
Check 2
Is the auto sheet feeder overloaded?
The number of sheets you can load in the auto sheet feeder depends on
the media you are using. The media does not feed correctly if you exceed
the prescribed number of sheets.
Check 3
Is the paper folded or curled?
To avoid misfeeds and paper jams, never load paper in the auto sheet
feeder that is folded, curled or wrinkled.
Media Type You Cannot Use with the Printer
Check 4
Are you printing on transparencies?
When more than one transparencies feed from a stack at the same time,
lower the paper rest, set the stack, and try again.
Using Transparencies
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Paper jam
If paper jams in the printer, remove it. Follow the procedure below.
1
2
Slowly pull the paper out of the printer from the auto sheet feeder or the
paper output slot, whichever is easier. (If the paper tears or shreds, open
the front cover and remove all the fragments of paper.)
Close the front cover, load the paper and then press the RESUME button.
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Paper jam
Note
• If the paper cannot be removed, press the POWER button twice to eject
the paper automatically and start the print job again.
• Paper within the range of 64 to 105g/m2 can be loaded in the auto sheet
feeder.
Media Size You Can Use with the Printer
• To avoid misfeeds and paper jams, do not load wrinkled, folded, or curled
paper in the auto sheet feeder.
Media Type You Cannot Use with the Printer
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The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
When an error occurs, the POWER lamp flashes orange. The number of flashes indicates
the cause of the problem.
Two flashes : Out of paper, paper jam, paper feed error
Three flashes: Paper jam
Four flashes : BJ Cartridge out of ink
Five flashes : Cartridge not installed correctly
Six flashes
: BJ Cartridge not installed
Seven flashes: BJ Cartridge defective
Eight flashes : Waste ink tank almost full
The POWER lamp flashes orange and green alternately: Service error
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■Two flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, paper feed error
If no paper is loaded in the auto sheet feeder, or if the paper is not loaded
correctly, set the paper correctly and press the RESUME button.
If paper has jammed in the printer, remove the jam and press the RESUME
button.
Paper Jams or Does Not Feed
Note
If paper cannot be inserted completely into the auto sheet feeder, push the
paper guide and insert paper.
■Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, remove the jam and press the RESUME
button.
Paper Jams or Does Not Feed
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■Four flashes: BJ Cartridge out of ink
An ink tank in the BJ Cartridge has run out of ink.
Replace the depleted ink tank and press the RESUME button.
Replacing the Ink Tanks
■Five flashes: Cartridge not installed correctly
The correct cartridge is not installed. When printing is to be performed,
install the BJ Cartridge for the BJC-3000. When scanning is to be performed, install the scanner cartridge.
BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
Installing the Scanner Cartridge
■Six flashes: BJ Cartridge not installed
No BJ Cartridge is installed. Select and install the BJ Cartridge (colour,
photo, or black) according to the work that you are doing.
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■Seven flashes: BJ Cartridge defective
There is a problem with one of the BJ Cartridges mounted in the printer.
Remove each BJ Cartridge and check that the contacts on the BJ Cartridge
and cartridge holder are clean. Also check that the orange protective tape
has been removed from the print head then install the BJ Cartridge again.
If the error occurs again after you resume operation, replace the BJ Cartridge.
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
■Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank to hold the ink that was consumed
during print head cleaning.
Eight flashes indicate the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME
button to skip the error so you can continue printing.
To prevent the ink waste tank from becoming full, call for help to have the
waste ink tank replaced immediately.
Note
When the waste ink tank becomes full, the POWER lamp flashes orange
and green alternately, and printing will no longer be possible.
Call for help to have the waste ink tank replaced immediately.
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■The POWER lamp flashes orange and green alternately : Service error
A service error means the printer requires the attention of a qualified technician.
Contact a Canon service facility. Count the number of flashes.
(You may be asked for this information.)
Before you Call for Help
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An Error Message Appears
Error writing to LPT1 or USBPRN
Windows
Application error, General protection fault
Windows
Other error messages
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Error writing to LPT1 or USBPRN
Windows
You cannot print when this message appears.
Check 1
Is the printer switched on?
Check 2
Are the printer and computer connected properly?
Check 3
Is print spooling operating correctly?
Check 4
Is the printer port operating correctly?
Check 5
Is the printer driver installed correctly?
Check 6
Is the printer port setting identical to the interface you are using?
Check 7
Is a WPS driver installed?
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Error writing to LPT1 or USBPRN
Check 1
Is the printer switched on?
Check the POWER lamp to see if it is lit green.
If the POWER lamp flashes green, the printer is warming up.
After the POWER lamp is lit, the printer is ready to use.
Printer does not switch on
Check 2
Are the printer and computer connected properly?
Check the connections of the printer cable at the computer and the printer.
Connecting and Switching On the Printer
Check 3
Is print spooling operating correctly?
Cancel spooling and send the print job directly to the printer. Follow the
procedure below.
1
2
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box directly from the Start menu.
Click the Details tab and click the Spool Settings button. Click the radio
button for "Print directly to the printer".
For more details on how to open the Printer Properties dialogue box
directly from the Start menu, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users.
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Error writing to LPT1 or USBPRN
Check 4
Is the printer port operating correctly?
Check the status of the printer port as follows
• When you are using the parallel interface:
1
2
3
4
5
Right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties from the pop-up
menu.
Click the Device Manager tab.
Select Ports (COM & LPT), then double-click Canon BJ LPT Printer Port
(LPT1). *
*: The printer port varies according to how your system is set up.
In the General tab, check that Original Configuration (Current) is enabled.
An error occurs if this item is disabled. Read the message under Device
Status and verify no problem is indicated there.
Click the Resources tab and read the message in the list under Conflicting
device list. If a conflict is indicated, delete the competing device.
• When you are using the USB interface:
1 Right-click the My Computer and then select Properties.
2 Double-click Universal serial bus controller on the Device manager tab, and
then double-click CANON BJC-3000.
3 Note what is displayed on the General tab.
If the system indicates that there is an error, apply the countermeasures
described in "Additional Notes on Handling the USB Interface."
For details, refer to the on-line Help or user’s manual.
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Error writing to LPT1 or USBPRN
Check 5
Is the printer driver installed correctly?
There may be a problem with the printer driver. Uninstall the printer driver
and install it again.
Also refer to the "Additional Notes on Handling the USB Interface" provided
with the printer.
Check 6
Is the printer port setting identical to the interface you are using?
If the printer port setting is not identical to the interface connected to the
printer, an error message appears.
To check the printer port setting, open the Printer Properties dialogue box
and click the Details tab.
• If "LPT1" is displayed in the Print to the following port box, the printer port
is set to the parallel port.
• If "USBPRN nn" (nn: numerals) is displayed in the Print to the following
port box, the printer port is set to the USB port.
If the printer port setting does not match the interface connected to the
printer, shut down Windows and switch the printer off. Then connect the
printer using the correct interface specified in the printer driver again, or
install the correct printer driver that matches the connected interface again.
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Error writing to LPT1 or USBPRN
Check 7
Is a WPS driver installed?
You may not be able to print correctly if a WPS (Windows Printing System)
driver is installed in your computer.
1
2
3
Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
If a WPS driver is installed, right-click the icon and then select Properties
from the pop-up menu.
Click the Details tab and check the "Print to the following port" setting.
If the selected port is the port also used by the BJC-3000, change the WPS
driver port setting to FILE or delete the WPS driver.
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Application error, General protection fault
Check 1
Are you using a Windows 3.1 application program?
Check 2
Are several application programs running in the background?
Check 3
Does the computer have sufficient memory?
Check 4
Is there sufficient free space on the hard disk?
Check 5
Is there a problem in the file you are trying to print?
Check 6
Is the printer driver installed correctly?
Windows
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Application error, General protection fault
Check 1
Are you using a Windows 3.1 application program?
Attempting to print from a Windows 3.1 application program installed on the
Windows 98 or Windows 95 platform may cause an error. Use a Windows
98 or Windows 95 compatible application program.
Check 2
Are several application programs running in the background?
If you are running several application programs at the same time, there may
not be enough memory available for the print job.
Quit the other application programs and try again.
Check 3
Does the computer have sufficient memory?
Make sure that you have the required amount of memory installed for the
application program you are using to print.
For details, refer to the user’s manual for your application program.
If the amount of memory is insufficient, install more memory.
Before You Call for Help
(Checking the Windows version and memory capacity)
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Application error, General protection fault
Check 4
Is there sufficient free space on the hard disk?
An error may occur if there is not enough free space available on the hard
disk.
Check the amount of free space on the hard disk.
If there is little free space available on the disk, delete any unneeded files.
Before You Call for Help
(Checking the amount of free space on hard disk)
Check 5
Is there a problem in the file you are trying to print?
If one of these errors occurs only when you try to print a particular file,
there may be a problem in the file or the application program. Rebuild the
file and try printing it again.
If there is no problem with the new file, the old file was probably faulty.
If the same error occurs with the new file, call for help.
Before you Call for Help
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Application error, General protection fault
Check 6
Is the printer driver installed correctly?
There may be a problem with the printer driver.
Uninstall the printer driver and install it again.
Also refer to the "Additional Notes on Handling the USB Interface" provided
with the printer.
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Other error messages
Check 1
An error displayed in the BJ Status Monitor?
Check 2
An error displayed in any screens other than the BJ Status Monitor?
Windows
Windows
Check 3
Any error number (xxxx:) displayed?
Macintosh
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Other error messages
Check 1
An error displayed in the BJ Status Monitor?
Windows
When an error occurs the BJ Status Monitor screen opens.
The Print Status tab displays a short description of the error and other information about the print job. Click the Guide tab to display instructions on
how to solve the problem.
For problems that require more than one step in correcting the problem,
click the Next button to see the next screen, or click the Back button to see
the previous screen.
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Other error messages
Check 2
An error displayed in any screens other than
the BJ Status Monitor?
Windows
One of the following messages may be displayed.
Could not spool successfully due to insufficient disk space
Delete any unneeded file to make more disk space available.
Before You Call for Help (Checking the amount of free space on hard disk)
Could not spool successfully due to insufficient memory
Quit any other application programs you are running in the background.
Before You Call for Help (Checking the Windows version and memory capacity)
Printer driver could not be found
Uninstall the printer driver and reinstall it.
Refer to Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users.
Background printing failed
Restart Windows and try again.
Could not print [application name]-[file name]
Try printing again after the current job is finished.
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Other error messages
Check 3
Any error number (xxxx:) displayed?
Macintosh
Error number (*202) displayed
Sufficient memory not available for the application program.
Check that the required amount of memory is allocated to the application
program.
If there is not enough memory installed, install more memory.
Refer to the user’s manual for your computer for information on installing
additional memory.
Error number (*203) displayed
Installed printer driver not operating correctly.
Remove the installed BJ printer driver and then install the printer driver
again.
For details, refer to the Getting Started and Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh Users..
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Other error messages
Error number (*300) displayed
Check the following.
• Printer is switched on?
Switching the Printer On
• Printer cable is connected securely?
Make sure that the printer cable is securely fastened to the
computer and the printer.
If the problem cannot be solved, check the settings in Chooser. Follow the
procedure below.
1
2
3
Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
Click the BJC-3000 icon.
Make sure that BJC-3000 is specified in the Connect to box.
If the problem still cannot be solved, remove unneeded documents from
Control Panels folder, and try again.
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Scanner Problems
Scanning result is unsatisfactory
Cannot be used with TWAIN-compatible application program
Other scanner problems
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Scanning result is unsatisfactory
Scanned image blurred or distorted
Scanned image is of uneven quality
White portion becomes greyish
Parts of an image are missing or not aligned properly
Image contains unexpected colors,or is too light or too dark
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Scanned image blurred or distorted
Check 1
Are you using a clear image for scanning?
Check 2
Is a scanning holder unstained and undamaged?
Check 3
Are you scanning thick paper?
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Scanned image blurred or distorted
Check 1
Are you using a clear image for scanning?
Blurry images are not suited for scanning. For best scanning results,
always use a clear, sharp images. (Please note that the scanned image
cannot be better than the original image.)
Check 2
Is a scanning holder unstained and undamaged?
As you use the scanning holder with the image you wish to scan, it is bound
to get dirty. Clean the scanning holder using a soft cloth that is dipped in a
weak, neutral detergent solution, and then wipe its wet surface off with a
dry, soft cloth.
If the scanning holder is scratched or damaged, replace it.
Note
Additional scanning holders for A5-size and A4-size can be purchased
optionally. Please note that the availability differs from area to area.
Check 3
Are you scanning thick paper?
For scanning, an image you use must be thinner than 0.25mm. Please
also note that the thickness including the scanning holder must be thinner
than 0.45mm.
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Scanned image is of uneven quality
The scanned image is coarse and blurry.
Check
Is the resolution setting high enough?
Resolution determines the precision of the scanned image.
The greater the number of dots used to draw an image, the greater the precision and the higher the quality of the scanned image. For a better quality
image, select a high number.
Please note that the scanning speed becomes slower and the file size of
the scanned image becomes larger when you use a higher resolution.
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White portion becomes greyish
Check 1
Did you perform white level calibration?
Check 2
Did you adjust the brightness and contrast?
Check 3
Did you scan a monochrome image using the Colour or Grayscale setting?
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White portion becomes greyish
Check 1
Did you perform white level calibration?
White level calibration is used for maintaining the correct colour balance of
scanned images. This white level calibration is needed when using the
scanner cartridge is used for the first time after purchase or when the system needs to update the white level calibration data.
Check 2
Did you adjust the brightness and contrast?
Depending on the image you scan, a white portion is not recognised as
white because the scanner detects and scans even the small differences of
the density between white and other colours.
Adjust the brightness and contrast.
Note
• When you are using IS Scan Plus, refer to the on-line Help.
• When you are using a TWAIN-compatible graphics application program,
refer to the user’s manual of the application program.
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White portion becomes greyish
Check 3
Did you scan a monochrome image using the Colour or Grayscale setting?
If the scanning mode is set to Colour or Grayscale, the scanner detects and
scans even the grades of the density, and white may not be recognised as
white.
When you scan the monochrome image, always set Black & White in the
scanning mode so the scanner can scan using only two values between
white and black.
For details on how to set Black and White in the scanning mode, refer to the
on-line Help.
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Parts of an image are missing or not aligned properly
Check 1
Did you place an image within the proper scanning area?
Check 2
Did you specify the scanning area correctly?
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Parts of an image are missing or not aligned properly
Check 1
Did you place an image within the proper scanning area?
Check that the image you wish to scan is placed in the proper scanning
area.
Check 2
Did you specify the scanning area correctly?
If the Paper Size setting is smaller than the paper size of the image you
scan, parts of the image will be missing.
If you place the image outside the scanning area mistakenly, parts of the
image may not be aligned properly. Always check that the image is set
within the proper scanning area.
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Image contains unexpected colors,or is too light or too
dark
The appearance of the scanned image is not what you expected, or the image is too light or
too dark.
Check 1
Is the number of display colours set to High Color or True Color?
Check 2
Is Colour Matching turned on?
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Image contains unexpected colors,or is too light or too dark
Check 1
Is the number of display colours set to High Color or True Color?
Windows
1
2
3
Macintosh
1
2
3
Check the number of display colours as follows.
From the Start menu, select Settings and then select Control Panel.
Double-click the Display icon, then click the Settings tab.
Check that Colors is set to High Color or True Color in the Colors box.
Check the Colour Depth setting as follows.
From the Apple menu, select Control Panels.
Select Monitors & Sound.
Check that Thousands or Millions are set for Colour Depth.
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Image contains unexpected colors,or is too light or too dark
Check 2
Is Colour Matching turned on?
The colours displayed on your display may not match the actual scanned
colours.
Colour Matching attains the best match between the colours displayed on
your display and the actual colours in the scanned image.
Color Matching can be used when the Scanning Mode is set for Color.
Windows
1
2
Check that Colour Matching is enabled.
Click the Custom Setting button.
Make sure that Colour Matching is enabled in the Custom Setting dialogue
box.
Macintosh
1
2
Select Settings from the Menu screen.
Make sure that Colour Matching is enabled.
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Cannot be used with TWAIN-compatible application
program
Cannot launch IS Scan from within the TWAIN-compatible graphics application
program
Cannot transfer to TWAIN-compatible graphics application program
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Cannot launch IS Scan from within the TWAINcompatible graphics application program
Check
Does the TWAIN-compatible graphics application program you are using
support the latest 32-bit TWAIN specifications or TWAIN Source Manager
(Version 1.5 or later)?
Windows
When IS Scan is used as a TWAIN interface, you must use the latest 32-bit
TWAIN-compatible graphics application program. Refer to the user’s manual of your application program.
Macintosh
When IS Scan is used as a TWAIN interface, you must use the graphics
application program that supports the TWAIN Source Manager (Version 1.5
or later). Refer to the user’s manual of your application program.
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Cannot transfer to TWAIN-compatible graphics
application program
Check
Does the TWAIN-compatible graphics application program you are using
support the file format type and resolution of the image data?
Some TWAIN-compatible graphics application programs support specific
file format types and resolution settings only. For example, the resolution
settings of some OCR (optical character reader) application programs are
limited to 300 to 400dpi.
Check the file format types and resolution settings of the TWAIN-compatible graphics application program first, and then scan and transfer the image
again.
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Other scanner problems
Cannot install the scanner driver
Does not launch with default settings
Windows
Improper colours are displayed in the dialogue box
Scanning is too slow
Communication error occurs
An error message appears
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Cannot install the scanner driver
Check 1
Did you follow the scanner driver installation instructions in the User's
Guide?
Check 2
Are any other application programs running?
Check 3
Did you specify the correct CD-ROM drive for installation?
Check 4
Is there a problem with the Setup Software & Reference Guide CD-ROM?
Windows
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Cannot install the scanner driver
Check 1
Did you follow the scanner driver installation instructions in the User's
Guide?
The User's Guide provides step-by-step instructions for installing the scanner driver.
Note
If an error occurred during installation and you had to forcibly shut down the
installation procedure, you may not be able to install the scanner driver
because Windows is no longer stable. Restart Windows and then reinstall
the scanner driver.
Check 2
Are any other application programs running?
The scanner driver installation program may not execute successfully if it is
run with other applications running in the background.
Before you run the installation program again, shut down all other application programs.
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Cannot install the scanner driver
Check 3
Did you specify the correct CD-ROM drive for installation?
Windows
If the scanner driver installation program did not start automatically when
you loaded the CD-ROM, double-click the My Computer icon, then doubleclick the CD-ROM icon on the Windows desktop.
For details about the installation procedure, refer to the User's Guide.
Note
• The drive name (E: for example) varies according to how your system is
set up.
• When you install the printer driver from Run in the Start menu, specify the
CD-ROM drive and file name (Setup.exe) correctly.
Check 4
Is there a problem with the Setup Software & Reference Guide CD-ROM?
The Setup Software & Reference Guide CD-ROM may be damaged. On
the Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer icon then double-click
the CD-ROM icon. If Windows cannot read the CD-ROM, call for help.
Before you Call for Help
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Does not launch with default settings
Check
Windows
Did you launch IS Scan from a TWAIN-compatible graphics application
program?
This problem occurs when IS Scan is launched from a TWAIN-compatible
graphics application program.
Depending on the TWAIN-compatible graphics application program, Previous Settings selected in the Standard Value box under the Custom Settings
dialogue box may be cleared, and standard settings characteristic of the
TWAIN-compatible program you are using may be used when launching IS
Scan.
If you wish to use the settings selected in the Custom Settings dialogue box
when launching IS Scan, follow the procedure below.
1
2
Select Save Settings File from the Settings menu.
Next time you launch IS Scan, select Open Settings File from the Settings
menu.
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Improper colours are displayed in the dialogue box
Check
Is the number of display colours set to 256 Colors?
This problem occurs when IS Scan is launched from a TWAIN-compatible
application program.
Windows
1
2
3
Macintosh
1
2
3
Check the number of display colours as follows.
From the Start menu, select Settings and then select Control Panel.
Double-click the Display icon, then click the Settings tab.
Check that Colors is set to High Color or True Color in the Colors box.
Check the Colour Depth setting as follows.
From the Apple menu, select Control Panels.
Select Monitors & Sound.
Check that Thousands or Millions are set for Colour Depth.
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Scanning is too slow
Scanning is requiring an unusually long time.
Check
Are you using the higher resolution than required?
In order to scan an image, your computer must be able to receive a large
amount of data. Therefore, the scanning speed varies according to the performance of the computer.
To shorten the time required for scanning:
• Use the appropriate resolution setting. (Make sure that the resolution is
not set higher than you require.)
• Use the Prescanning capability to confirm and specify only the portion of
the entire image before you scan.
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Communication error occurs
Check 1
Did you launch IS Scan or IS Scan Plus immediately after it is closed?
Check 2
Is the printer switched on or on-line?
Check 3
Are you using the USB interface running under Windows 98?
Windows
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Communication error occurs
Check 1
Did you launch IS Scan or IS Scan Plus immediately after it was closed?
Do not attempt to launch IS Scan or IS Scan Plus again immediately after it
is closed. Wait for a few seconds and then launch again.
Check 2
Is the printer switched on or on-line?
Check that the printer is switched on and on-line.
For details on the off-line status, refer to the on-line Help of your operating
system.
Check 3
Are you using the USB interface running under Windows
98?
Windows
When using the USB interface running under Windows 98, a communication error may occur if the Hardware acceleration setting is Full. To solve
the problem, follow the procedure below.
1
2
3
4
Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel for Windows.
When the System Properties window is displayed, click the Performance
tab.
Click the Graphics button.
If Hardware acceleration is set to Full in the Advanced Graphics Settings
dialogue box, set to None.
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An error message appears
Check
Refer to the on-line Help.
Windows
1
2
3
4
5
Macintosh
When using IS Scan:
When you install the IS Scan Software using the default installation proce
dures, the on-line Help for IS Scan(Bjscan2.hlp) exists in the IS Scan
folder. Follow the procedure below.
Open the Program Files folder in Drive C.
Open the Canon folder in the Program Files folder.
Open the IS Scan folder in the Canon folder.
Open the "Bjscan2.hlp" file.
Click Messages to select the appropriate item.
Open the on-line Help.
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Other Problems
Cannot install the printer driver
BJ Status Monitor does not open
Windows
Cannot execute background printing
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302
Cannot install the printer driver
Check 1
Did you follow the printer driver installation instructions in the Getting
Started manual?
Check 2
Are any other application programs running?
Check 3
Did you specify the correct CD-ROM drive for installation?
Check 4
Is there a problem with the Setup Software & Reference Guide CD-ROM?
Windows
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303
Cannot install the printer driver
Check 1
Did you follow the printer driver installation instructions in the Getting
Started manual?
The Getting Started manual provides step-by-step instructions for installing
the printer driver. If you are reinstalling the printer driver, remove any other
bubble jet printer drivers which have been installed on the computer before
reinstalling the printer driver.
For details on how to uninstall the printer driver, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users or Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh
Users.
To use the USB interface with Windows 98, make sure the USB driver settings. Any unnecessary USB drivers must be deleted. For details, refer to
the Additional Notes on Handling the USB Interface.
Note
If an error occurred during installation and you had to forcibly shut down the
installation procedure, you may not be able to install the printer driver
because Windows is no longer stable. Restart Windows and then reinstall
the printer driver.
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304
Cannot install the printer driver
Check 2
Are any other application programs running?
The installation program may not execute successfully if it is run with other
applications running in the background.
Before you run the installation program again, shut down all other application programs.
If other BJ printer drivers are installed in your system, uninstall them before
you run the installation program again.
For details on how to uninstall the printer driver, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users or Driver and Utility Guide for Macintosh
Users.
To use the USB interface with Windows 98, make sure the USB driver settings. Any unnecessary USB drivers must be deleted. For details, refer to
the Additional Notes on Handling the USB Interface.
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305
Cannot install the printer driver
Check 3
Did you specify the correct CD-ROM drive for
installation?
Windows
If the printer driver installation program did not start automatically when you
loaded the CD-ROM, double-click the My Computer icon, then double-click
the CD-ROM icon on the Windows desktop.
For details about the installation procedure, refer to the Getting Started
manual.
Note
• The drive name (E: for example) varies according to how your system is
set up.
• When you install the printer driver from Run in the Start menu, specify the
CD-ROM drive and file name (Install.exe) correctly.
Check 4
Is there a problem with the Setup Software & Reference Guide CD-ROM?
The Setup Software & Reference Guide CD-ROM may be damaged. On
the Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer icon then double-click
the CD-ROM icon. If Windows cannot read the CD-ROM, call for help.
Before you Call for Help
Troubleshooting - Other Problems
306
BJ Status Monitor does not open
Windows
The BJ Status Monitor does not open and displays messages and guidance.
Check 1
Do your computer and printer cable support bi-directional communication?
Check 2
Is the bi-directional option selected in the printer driver?
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307
BJ Status Monitor does not open
Check 1
Do your computer and printer cable support bi-directional communication?
Check the hardware specifications for your computer and printer cable.
Operation of the BJ Status Monitor depends on bi-directional data transfer
between the computer and printer. The computer and printer cable must
both be capable of effecting bi-directional data transfer.
Note
If you are unsure as to whether your computer or printer cable supports bidirectional communication, contact your hardware manufacturer.
Check 2
Is the bi-directional option selected in the printer driver?
To set the bi-directional option, follow the procedure below.
1
2
3
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box directly from the Start menu.
Click the Details tab and click the Spool Settings button.
In the Spool Settings dialogue box, click the radio button for "Enable bidirectional support for this printer".
For details on how to open the Printer Properties dialogue box directly from
the Start menu, refer to the Driver and Utility Guide for Windows Users.
Troubleshooting - Other Problems
308
Cannot execute background printing
The BJ Backgrounder is not displayed during a print job and you cannot use background
printing.
Check 1
Is there enough free space available on the hard disk?
Check 2
Is background printing enabled in the printer driver?
Troubleshooting - Other Problems
309
Cannot execute background printing
Check 1
Is there enough free space available on the hard disk?
You may not be able to print if there is not enough free space on the hard
disk. Delete unneeded files to create more space.
Checking the amount of free space on hard disk
Note
If you are unable to make more space available on your hard disk by deleting files, switch background printing off.
Check 2
Is background printing enabled in the printer driver?
Windows
1
2
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, then click the Page Layout tab.
Check Background Printing in the Background checkbox.
Macintosh
1
2
Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
Set Backgrounding to On.
Troubleshooting - Other Problems
310
Avoiding Problems
Setting Colour Adjustment
Adjusting Brightness (gamma curve coefficient)
Adjusting Output Style
Checking the printer and computer connection
Setting the BJC-3000 as default printer
Cancelling ECP
Windows
Windows
Troubleshooting - Avoiding Problems
311
Setting Colour Adjustment
In the printer driver, you can adjust the colour tones of the image by changing the density of each colour (cyan, magenta, yellow and black).
For example, you can lower the magenta setting when the reds are too
strong or raise the cyan setting when the blues are too weak.
To adjust the colour balance, follow the procedure below.
Windows
1
2
3
Note
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, and click the Advanced button in
the Main tab.
Click the Colour tab.
Move the slide bars of the individual colours to the left or right (or click the
arrows on each end of the slide bars).
If Colour Adjustment is greyed out and cannot be used, check Colour
Adjustment in the checkbox.
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312
Setting Colour Adjustment
Macintosh
1
2
3
When using Manual for Printing, click the Details button.
Click the Colour panel.
Move the slide bars of the individual colours to the left or right.
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313
Adjusting Brightness (gamma curve coefficient)
In the printer driver, you can specifies the contrast among intermediate
tones between black and white. For example, adjusting the brightness
towards Light makes the overall image brighter, with stronger contrast in
the light areas and lower contrast in the dark areas.
To adjust the brightness, follow the procedure below.
Windows
1
2
3
Note
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, and click the Advanced button in
the Main tab.
Click the Colour tab.
Specify the desired brightness setting in the Brightness box.
If Brightness is greyed out and cannot be used, check Colour Adjustment in
the checkbox.
Troubleshooting - Avoiding Problems
314
Adjusting Brightness (gamma curve coefficient)
Macintosh
1
2
3
Note
When using Manual for printing, click the Details button.
Select the Colour panel.
Specify the desired brightness setting.
If Brightness is greyed out and cannot be used, check Brightness in the
checkbox.
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315
Adjusting Output Style
The Output Style settings in the printer driver allow you to specify whether
intermediate tones are emphasised in the printout or primary colours are
printed more brightly.
Auto:
Samples the data stream and selects the optimum
matching method for the print job.
Accurate or Photo:
Emphasises intermediate tones. Best suited for natural images (skin tone, sky blue, foliage green, etc.).
Vivid or Graphic:
Emphasises primary colours. Reds, blues, yellows
printed brightly for colour graphs, charts, and tables.
Spot Colour:
(Macintosh)
Emphasises basic colours. Best suited for documents
that require few intermediate colours.
To select Output Style, follow the procedure below.
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316
Adjusting Output Style
Windows
1
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box, and click the Advanced button in
the Main tab.
2
3
Click the Colour tab.
Select Auto, Accurate or Vivid in the Output Style box.
Note
If Output Style is greyed out and cannot be used, check Colour Adjustment
in the checkbox.
Macintosh
1
2
3
Note
When using Manual for printing, click the Details button.
Select the Colour panel.
Specify the Matching Method setting.
If Output Style is greyed out and cannot be used, check Matching Method
in the checkbox.
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317
Checking the printer and computer connection
If you have problems with the printer, the cause may be in the hardware you are using to
connect the printer and computer.
• If you are using a switching device, USB hub or external buffer, disconnect the device and connect the printer directly to the computer again. If
you can print normally with the direct connection, contact the manufacturer of the device.
• The printer cable may be faulty, or you may be using the wrong type of
cable. Replace the printer cable and try again.
Troubleshooting - Avoiding Problems
318
Checking the printer and computer connection
Recommended printer cable specifications are as follows.
When using the parallel interface:
Material:
AWG28 or larger
Type:
Twisted-pair shielded cable
Length:
Up to 2.0m (6.5 ft)
Connectors:
Amphenol 30360 or equivalent
When using the USB interface:
Material:
AWG28 (data wiring pair) or AWG20 to 28 (distribution pair)
Type:
Twisted-pair shielded cable
Length:
Up to 5.0m (16.4 ft)
Connectors:
USB standard Series B pluggable
Troubleshooting - Avoiding Problems
319
Setting the BJC-3000 as default printer
Windows
When you are using more than one printer, you may find it convenient to set
the BJC-3000 as the default printer.
To set the BJC-3000 as the default printer, follow the procedure below.
1
2
3
On the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Settings, and click
Printers.
When the Printer window opens, click the BJC-3000 icon to highlight it.
Select Set As Default from the File menu.
Troubleshooting - Avoiding Problems
320
Cancelling ECP
Windows
If you are experiencing difficulty, the problem may be solved by cancelling the ECP mode
setting.
To cancel the ECP mode, follow the procedure below.
1
2
3
4
Open the Printer Properties dialogue box and click the Maintenance tab.
Click the Custom Setting button.
If "Set printer to ECP mode" is checked and enabled, click the checkbox to
disable the ECP mode setting.
Click the Send button to send the setting to the printer.
Troubleshooting - Avoiding Problems
321
Before you Call for Help
Narrowing down the problem
Checking the printing environment
Troubleshooting - Before you Call for Help
322
Narrowing down the problem
If you are experiencing difficulties, try to narrow the problem down to one of
these three factors.
Printer problem
Hardware problem other than the printer
Application program problem
Troubleshooting - Before you Call for Help
323
Narrowing down the problem
■Printer problem
If the printer will not operate, or if the POWER lamp flashes orange and
green alternately with beeps, contact a Canon service facility. Count the
number of flashes and beeps. (You may be asked for this information.)
■Hardware problem other than the printer
If the printer is operating normally and the settings in the application program are also correct, there may be a problem with a printer cable or in the
computer system (e.g., memory, hard disk, interface). Contact your hardware manufacturer.
■Application program problem
Problems that arise only when you use a particular application program are
probably caused by the application program. For details, consult your software manufacturer.
The problem may also be solved by installing the latest version of the
printer driver.
Troubleshooting - Before you Call for Help
324
Checking the printing environment
Check the information on the operating environment such as the name and version number
of your operating system, the amount of memory installed, hard disk capacity and amount
of free space on hard disk and the printer driver version number.
Refer to the following items for more details.
Checking the Windows version and memory capacity
Checking the amount of free space on hard disk
Checking the version number of the printer driver
Troubleshooting - Before you Call for Help
325
Checking the printing environment
■Checking the Windows version and memory capacity
Windows
1
Right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties from the pop-up
menu.
2
On the General tab note the system name, version number and memory
capacity.
Macintosh
Select About This Computer from the Apple menu.
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326
Checking the printing environment
■Checking the amount of free space on hard disk
Windows
1
2
3
On the Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer icon.
Right-click the icon of the hard disk and select Properties from the pop-up
menu.
On the General tab, check the hard disk capacity and the amount of free
Space.
Macintosh
1
2
3
On the desktop, click the icon of the hard disk.
Select Get Info from the File menu.
Select General Information.
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327
Checking the printing environment
■Checking the version number of the printer driver
Windows
1
2
3
To check the version number of the printer driver, follow the procedure
below.
On the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Settings, and click
Printers.
Right-click the BJC-3000 icon and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
Click the Main tab and click the About button. The printer driver version is
displayed.
Macintosh
1
2
3
4
Double-click the Extensions Folder in the System Folder and then select
the BJC-3000 icon.
Select Get Info from the File menu.
Select General Information.
Check Version.
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328
Specifications
Printing method:
Bubble Jet on-demand
Printing resolution:
1440 (horizontal) x 720 (vertical) dpi.
Print speed (printing with Canon standard pattern):
*Black printing using Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
Fast:
Normal:
Colour printing using Color BJ Cartridge BC-31
Fast:
Normal:
Photo colour printing using Color BJ Cartridge BC-32 Photo
Fine:
9 ppm
6.8 ppm
4 ppm
3.0 ppm
0.25 ppm
Print direction:
Bi-directional
Print width:
203.2 mm max. (8 in.)
Resident print control mode:
Canon extended mode
Specifications
329
Receive buffer:
128 kB max.
Interface (parallel):
IEEE 1284-compatible
Interface (USB):
USB 1.0-compatible
Interface connector (parallel):
Amphenol 57-40360 or equivalent
Interface connector (USB):
USB standard Series B receptacle (USB interface)
Recommended printer cable (parallel):
Material:
AWG28 or larger
Type:
Twisted-pair shielded cable
Length:
Up to 2.0m (6.5 ft)
Connectors:
Amphenol 30360 or equivalent
Recommended printer cable (USB):
Material:
AWG28 (data wiring pair) or AWG20 to 28 (distribution
pair)
Type:
Twisted-pair shielded cable
Length:
Up to 5.0m (16.4 ft)
Connectors:
USB standard Series B pluggable
Specifications
330
Acoustic noise level:
Approx. 45 dB (per ISO 9296)
Operating environment:
Temperature: 5 to 35˚C (41 to 95˚F)
Humidity:
10 to 90% RH(no condensation)
Storage environment:
Temperature:
Humidity:
0 to 35˚C (32 to 95˚F)
5 to 90%RH (no condensation)
Power supply:
Europe
USA/Canada
Australia
AC 230V±10%, 50Hz
AC 120V, 60Hz
AC 240V, 50Hz
Specifications
331
Power consumption:
off*:
Approx. 2W (AC 230±10%)
Approx. 2W (AC 120V)
Standby**:
Approx. 3W (AC 230±10%)
Approx. 3W (AC 120V)
Printing:
Approx. 35 W
*: To shut down power completely, remove the power cord from the wall
outlet.
**: This printer is provided with an automatic power off feature. If the
printer does not receive any data for a specified length of time, the
printer automatically powers down to the standby mode. You can set the
printer to power down automatically if it does not receive a print job for
1, 10, 30 or 60 minutes.
For details about switching on the Auto Power Off feature and setting the
time interval to elapse before powering down to standby, refer to on-line
Help.
Dimensions (with paper rest and paper output tray retracted):
418 mm(W) x 306 mm(D) x 169 mm(H)
16.5"(W) x 12.0"(D) x 6.6"(H)
Weight:
Approx. 3.7 kg (8.16 lb.)
Specifications
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Feed method:
Continuous feed through auto sheet feeder
For High resolution paper, plain paper, envelopes,
Transparencies, Glossy photo paper, High gloss photo film,
Back print film, Glossy photo cards, T-shirt transfers
Sheet feeder capacity:
Plain paper (64 gsm)
High resolution paper
Envelopes
Transparencies
Back print film
Glossy photo paper
High gloss photo film
Glossy photo cards
Banner paper
T-shirt transfers
100 sheets max.
80 sheets max.
10 pieces max.
30 sheets max.
10 sheets max.
10 sheets max.
1 sheet
1 sheet
1 sheet
1 sheet
Specifications
333
Ordinary print media:
Regular size: A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, European DL, US Com.#10
Custom size: width: 100.0mm to 241.3mm (3.94" to 9.50")
height: 100.0mm to 584.2mm (3.94" to 23.0")
Weight:
64 to 105 g/m2
Thickness:
0.6 mm max.
Special Canon media:
Bubble Jet paper
High Resolution Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
High Gloss Photo Film
Glossy Photo Cards
Transparencies
Back Print Film
T-Shirt Transfers
Banner Paper
LC-301
HR-101S
GP-301
HG-201
FM-101
CF-102
BF-102
TR-201
Specifications
334
Graphic image printing:
Data format:
Canon extended mode: Raster image format
Resolution:
Canon extended mode: 180, 360, 720, 1440 dpi
Compatible BJ Cartridges:
Color BJ Cartridge BC-33:
Nozzles:
Ink colours
Capacity*
48 per colour
Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Black
Approx. 300 sheets
(at 7.5% coverage per colour)
*: Based on the number of sheets per ink tank over the printable area on
A4-size plain paper.
Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo:
Nozzles
Ink colours
Capacity*
Black BJ Cartridge BC-30:
Nozzles:
Ink colours:
Capacity:
48 per color
Photo Black, Photo Cyan,
Photo Magenta, Yellow
Approx. 300 sheets
(at 7.5% coverage per colour)
160
Black only
Approx. 500 sheets
(1500 characters per page, normal text)
*: Based on the number of sheets per ink tank over the printable area on
A4-size plain paper.
Specifications
335
Printer driver operating environment:
• IBM PC/AT-compatible computer running on Windows 98, Windows 95,
Windows NT 4.0, or iMac or Power Macintosh G3 computer running on
Mac OS 8.1 or later
Hard disk space:
Approx. 26MB to install on Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, or
approx. 30MB to install on Mac OS(including temporary files)
Note
• BJ Status Monitor cannot be used when printer is used in network
operating environment.
• When connecting printer and computer through USB interface, use the
system under the following operating environment.
Windows
Computer with Microsoft Windows 98, which is preinstalled by a computer
manufacturer on purchase. (USB port operation also needs to be assured
by the manufacturer.)
Macintosh
iMac or Power Macintosh G3 computer with Mac OS 8.1 or later, which is
preinstalled by a computer manufacturer on purchase.(When using an iMac
running under Mac OS 8.1, the system must be upgraded using iMac Firmware 1.0, which can be downloaded from the home page of Apple Computer, Inc.)
Specifications subject to change without prior notice.
Specifications
336
Index
[A]
About button
Application error
Are you using a Windows 3.1 application program?
ATM font
Auto sheet feeder
328
267
267
228
11
[B]
Back Print Film BF-102
Using
Background printing
Banner Paper
Using
BCI-3BK(ink tank for Black BJ Cartridge BC-30)
BCI-3C (ink tank for Color BJ Cartridge BC-33)
BCI-3M (ink tank for Color BJ Cartridge BC-33)
BCI-3PBK Photo(ink tank for Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo)
BCI-3PC Photo (ink tank for Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo)
BCI-3PM Photo(ink tank for Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo)
BCI-3Y (ink tank for Color BJ Cartridge BC-33)
Bi-directional communication
BJ Cartridge
BJ Cartridges You Can Use with the Printer
28
57
309
28
72
84, 148
82, 148
82, 148
83, 148
83, 148
83, 148
82, 148
17, 308
81
Index
337
Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
Color BJ Cartridge BC-33
Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo
Notes on Handling the
Replacing the
Selecting the
Storing the
Switching the
Using the
BJ Cartridge Container
BJ Status Monitor
Bjscan2.hlp
Black BJ Cartridge BC-30
Brightness
Bubble Jet Paper LC-301
84, 155
82, 155
83, 155
85
155
97
88
88
80
86, 115
272
301
84, 155
314
27
[C]
Canon special media
Cartridge holder
Cartridge lock lever
Choose Print Mode
Cleaning
the paper feed rollers
the print head
the printer
Cleaning Sheet
Color BJ Cartridge BC-33
Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo
27
13
13
94
169
143
167
169
82, 155
83, 155
Index
338
Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-32
Communication Error
Connecting
the Power Cord
the Printer
Custom paper sizes
111, 114
299
20
16
25
[D]
Deep print head cleaning
Default printer
Setting the BJC-3000 as the
Document file (NT_Guide320.doc)
Driver
printer driver basics
scanner driver basics
146
182, 190, 320
6
91
111
[E]
ECP mode
Envelopes
Using
Error message
European DL Envelope
191, 227, 235, 321
26
48
271, 301
39
[F]
Front Cover
11
[G]
Gamma curve coefficient
General protection fault
Glossy Photo Cards FM-101
314
267
28
Index
339
Using
Glossy Photo Paper GP-301
Using
Grayscale Print
68
27
61
181
[H]
Halftoning
hard disk space
High Color
High Gloss Photo Film HG-201
Using
High Resolution Paper HR-101S
Using
224
310
287
27
65
27
43
[I]
iMac
Ink tank
Ink Tank BCI-3BK (For Black BJ Cartridge BC-30)
Ink Tank BCI-3C(For Color BJ Cartridge BC-33)
Ink Tank BCI-3M(For Color BJ Cartridge BC-33)
Ink Tank BCI-3PBK Photo (For Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo)
Ink Tank BCI-3PC Photo (For Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo)
Ink Tank BCI-3PM Photo (For Color BJ Cartridge BC-34 Photo)
Ink Tank BCI-3Y(For Color BJ Cartridge BC-33)
Intensity
Interface cable
Parallel
USB
IS Scan
6, 336
84, 148
82, 148
82, 148
83, 148
83, 148
83, 148
82, 148
210, 217
12
12, 17
12, 17
Index
340
Launching
IS Scan Plus
IS Scan Software
123
118
112
[L]
Landscape
Load limit mark
Loading Paper and Other Media
LPT1
31
33, 45
31
262
[M]
Mac OS
Maintenance
Aligning the Print Head
BJ Cartridge Maintenance
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Prolonging the Service Life of the Printer
Replacing the BJ Cartridge
Replacing the Ink Tanks
Transporting the Printer
When to Replace the BJ Cartridge
Media
Back Print Film BF-102
Banner paper
Bubble Jet Paper LC-301
Glossy Photo Cards FM-101
Glossy Photo Paper GP-301
High Gloss Photo Film HG-201
High Resolution Paper HR-101S
336
135
162
137
140
136
155
148
172
138
23, 26, 30
28, 57
28, 72
27, 43
28, 68
27, 61
27, 65
27, 43
Index
341
Transparencies CF-102
T-Shirt Transfer TR-201
Media Size You Can Use with the Printer
size
weight
Media Type You Can Use with the Printer
Media Type You Cannot Use with the Printer
Memory capacity
28, 53
29, 78
24
25
26
30
326
[N]
Normal print head cleaning
Nozzle check pattern
NT_Guide320.doc
Number of sheets that can be loaded
144
140
6
33
[O]
On-line Help
for the IS Scan Software
for the printer driver
Operating environment
Operation panel
Ordinary paper
Orientation
Output Style
133
102
325
14
26
31
316
[P]
Packing material
Paper Guide
Paper Output Tray
177
11
11
Index
342
Paper rest
Paper thickness lever
Setting the
Parallel interface
Parts and Functions
Front View
Inside the Printer
Operation Panel
Rear View
Photo Optimizer
Photographs
Tips for Printing Photographic Images (I)
Tips for Printing Photographic Images (II)
Plain Paper
Using
Portrait
PostScript printer
POWER button
Power connector
POWER lamp
Power Macintosh G3
Prescan
Print head
Aligning the
Cleaning the
Print job
Print mode
Selecting the
11
11
34
12, 17
10
11
13
14
12
108
105
106
26
43
31
228
14
12
14
6, 336
298
143, 162
162
143
92
94
94
Index
343
Print Settings
Print side
Printable area
A4
A5
B5
Banner Paper
European DL Envelope
Glossy Photo Cards
Legal
Letter
US Commercial #10 Envelope
Printer (Features)
Printer (Parts and Functions)
Front view
Inside the printer
Opearation panel
Rear view
Printer (Specifications)
Printer (Switching Off)
Printer (Switching On)
Printer cable
About the
Printer cable connector
Parallel interface
USB interface
Printer driver
Basics
101
32
35
36
36
36
41
39
38
37
37
40
9
10
11
13
14
12
319
22
21
17
17
12
12
12
265
91
Index
344
Setting the
Printer Port (LPT1)
Printing area
A4
A5
B5
Banner Paper
European DL Envelope
Glossy Photo Cards
Legal
Letter
US Commercial #10 Envelope
Printing environment
Printing on Paper and Other Media
Loading Paper and Other Media
Notes on Handling Media
Protective cap
Protective tape
90
264
35
36
36
36
41
39
38
37
37
40
325
23
31
42
87, 88, 158
87, 88
[Q]
QuickDraw printer
228
[R]
Replacing
the BJ Cartridge
the Ink Tanks
Resolution
display
scanning
155
148
122
122, 280
Index
345
RESUME button
14
[S]
Scan
Prescanning
Scanning
Scanner Cartridge
About the scanning area
Changing the scanning mode
Installing the
Launching IS Scan
Saving the Image
Using the
Scanner driver
IS Scan
IS Scan Plus
Scanning holder
Using the
Specifications
110
298
120, 122, 128, 130
114
122
128
114
123
131
110
111
112
112
120
120
329
[T]
Transparencies CF-102
Using
Troubleshooting
An Error Message Appears
Apprication error, General protection fault
Error writing to LPT1 or USBPRN
Other error messages
Avoiding Problems
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53
178
261
267
262
271
311
Index
346
Adjusting Brightness (gamma curve coefficient)
Adjusting Output Style
Cancelling the ECP
Checking the printer and computer connection
Setting Colour Adjustment
Setting the BJC-3000 as default printer
Before you Call for Help
Checking the printing environment
Checking the amount of free space on hard disk
Checking the version number of the printer driver
Checking the windows version and memory capacity
Narrowing down the problem
Other Problems
BJ Status Monitor does not open
Cannot execute background printing
Cannot install the printer driver
Paper Jams or Does Not Feed
Envelopes do not feed
Multiple sheets feed together
Paper does not feed from auto sheet feeder
Paper jam
Paper skewing during feeding
Printer Does Not Start or Stops in Mid-job
Cartridge holder does not move to centre
Print job does not start
Printer does not switch on
Printing starts but nothing printing
Printings halts
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321
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328
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323
302
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243
247
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250
229
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232
230
238
236
Index
347
Printout is Unsatisfactory
Backs of pages stained with ink
Characters and figures notched / gradation streaked or unnatural
Colour document printed in monochrome
Colours not clear
Colours streaked or uneven
Colours streaked or wrong
Enlarged/reduced printing not correct
Ink blurred
Last part of print job not printing
Meaningless characters, symbols printed
Printed and on-screen colour do not match
Printed pages curled
Printed surface scratched
Printed text rotated 90 degrees
Printing in top left corner
Single file page prints over two or more pages
Straight lines are broken
Text cut off at bottom right corner, right edge or bottom edge
Text or image reversed (mirrored)
White streaks visible
Scanner Problems
Cannot be used with TWAIN-compatible application program
Cannot launch IS Scan from within the TWAIN-compatible graphics
application program
Cannot transfer to TWAIN-compatible graphics application program
Other scanner problems
An error message appears
Index
179
211
228
180
183
222
203
199
214
225
189
186
208
218
192
194
201
205
196
198
221
276
289
290
291
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301
348
Cannot install the scanner driver
Commnucation error occurs
Does not launch with default settings
Improper colours are displayed in the dialogue box
Scanning is too slow
Scanning result is unsatisfactory
Image contains unexpected colors, or is too light or too dark
Parts of an image are missing or not aligned properly
Scanned image blurred or distorted
Scanned image is of uneven quality
White portion becomes greyish
The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
Two flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, paper feed error
Three flashes: Paper jam
Four flashes: BJ Cartridge out of ink
Five flashes: BJ Cartridge not installed correctly
Six flashes: BJ Cartridge not installed
Seven flashes: BJ Cartridge defective
Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
Service error
True Color
TrueType font
T-Shirt Transfer TR-201
Using
TWAIN
TWAIN Source Manager
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299
296
297
298
277
286
284
278
280
281
256
257
257
258
258
258
259
259
260
287
228
29
78
112, 113
290
Index
349
[U]
US Commercial #10 Envelope
USB interface
Notes on Handling the
USBPRN nn (nn: numerals)
40, 48
12, 18
18
265
[V]
Version
printer driver
Windows
328
326
[W]
Waste ink tank
White Calibration Sheet
Using the
White level calibration
WPS driver
256, 259
117
117
117
266
Index
350