Canon 900D Printer User Manual

Series
Photo Printer
Direct Printing Guide
Contents
Contents
Operation Panel and Menu Display
Operation Panel Names and Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Menu Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Printing Flow
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Supported by this printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Inserting a Memory Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Removing a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Printing Photograph
Printing an Image Displayed on the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Loading Paper
Printing Images from a Memory Card
Specifying how many copies to print for each image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Printing all images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Printing an Image List - Print Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Specifying the layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Printing According to the Settings Made on the Camera - DPOF Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Printing Photographs Directly from a Digital Camera
Media Types for Digital Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Printing from a Digital Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Other Useful Functions
Using Photo Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Setting up the Card Slot as the Memory Card Drive of the Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing the Language Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Adjusting Contrast of the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Reducing the Sound of Printer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Replacing an Ink Tank
Knowing When to Replace an Ink Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Replacing Ink Tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Printing Maintenance
When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Print Head Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Print Head Deep Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Aligning Print Head - Auto head align . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Troubleshooting
A Message is Displayed on the LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
An Error Message is Displayed While Using the Photo Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Operation Panel and Menu Display
The names and functions of the controls on the operation panel, how to display the menus, and
the items in the menus are described below:
Operation Panel Names and Functions
(1)
(2)
(3)
(5)
(6)
(8)
(4)
(7)
(13)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(1) Power Button
Press to turn the printer on or off.
(2) Power Lamp
Off:
the printer is turned off.
Green:
the printer is ready to print.
Flashing green:
the printer is preparing to print, or is
currently printing.
Flashing orange:
an error has occurred and the printer is
not ready to print.
Flashing orange and green alternately:
an error has occurred that may require a
service call.
(3) Resume Button
Press to resume printing after resolving a printer problem.
(4) Menu Button
Displays menu options on the LCD screen. See “Menu Displays” on page 4.
(5) Settings Button
Allows you to set the Paper Size, Paper Type, Bordered/Borderless printing, printing with the
date, etc. See “Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images” on page 23.
(6) Trimming Button
Allows you to trim the image being displayed when Trimming is displayed on the screen.
See “Printing a specified area - Trimming” on page 16.
(7) OK Button
Allows you to make a selection. For example, selecting an image to be printed, selecting a
menu item or other setting.
(8)
Buttons
Press to select an item in menus or options, to specify the number of copies to print, or print
settings.
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(9)
Buttons
Press to scroll through the options or to scroll the screen.
(10) Photo Viewer Button
Press to start/exit the Photo Viewer. This button is also used to save the data stored in the
memory card on the hard disk of the computer.
For more details about Photo Viewer, see “Using Photo Viewer” on page 29.
(11) Print Button
Press to start printing according to the settings displayed on the LCD.
(12) Cancel Button
Press to cancel the settings you have made. If this button is pressed during printing, the
printer aborts printing.
(13)
Buttons
Press to enlarge or reduce the image being displayed. Pressing this button in trimming mode
allows you to enlarge/reduce the area to be trimmed. See “Trimming and Rotating the
Sections you wish to Print.” on page 17.
(14)
(14) Indicator Lamp
The indicator lamp is lit when memory card reading is enabled and flashes while the memory
card is being read.
Important
Note
Removing the memory card or turning off the printer while the Indicator Lamp is
flashing can damage the data stored in the memory card.
To zoom in to an image
Follow the procedure below to zoom in to the image displayed on the LCD.
Scroll the image with
buttons
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Menu Displays
Inserting a memory card
Select Maintenance
From the Menu
Nozzle check
Prints a check pattern to ensure that ink is output
correctly, or that the print head is aligned properly.
See “Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on
page 39.
Head cleaning
Cleans the print head when nozzles are clogged.
See “Print Head Cleaning” on page 40.
Print all
Prints all images.
See “Printing all images” on page 18.
Specify images
Prints the specified number of copies for
each image.
See “Specifying how many copies to print
for each image” on page 15.
Print index
Prints an index of all images.
See “Printing an Image List - Print Index”
on page 19.
Select layout
Prints the specified image in the specified
layout (Borderless or Bordered x2/x4/x8,
postcard, album).
See “Specifying the layout” on page 20.
DPOF
Prints according to the DPOF settings, if
available. See “Printing According to the
Settings Made on the Camera - DPOF
Printing” on page 22.
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Deep cleaning
If print quality does not improve after standard
head cleaning, use Deep Cleaning. See “Print Head
Deep Cleaning” on page 41.
Auto head align
Aligns the print head automatically. See “Aligning
Print Head - Auto head align” on page 42.
Manual head align
Aligns the print head manually. See “Adjusting the
Print Head Manually” on page 44.
Thick paper
Use the Thick Paper setting if white streaks appear
on the printed page or the printed surface is
scratched. See “If the printed surface is still
scratched:” on page 45.
Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the LCD. See “Adjusting
Contrast of the LCD” on page 33.
Quiet mode
Reduces the printing noise. See “Reducing the
Sound of Printer Operation” on page 34.
Languages
Sets the Language displayed on the LCD. See
“Changing the Language Displayed” on page 32.
Printing Flow
This is the procedure for printing images from the memory card inserted in the card slot of the
printer.
Step 1 Turn on the Printer.
Step 2 Load the paper.
Step 3 Insert the memory card.
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Step 4 Selecting the Print Mode
Print an image
Prints the image displayed
on the LCD.
Specify Image
Specify how many copies
to print for each image.
Display the Image to Print
Select layout
Prints the specified image in
the specified layout
(Borderless or Bordered
x2/x4/x8, postcard, album).
Press the Menu button
Select Specify images
from the Menu
Select Select layout
from the Menu
Specify the number of
copies to print for each
Images
Select a Layout
Select the image to print
OK button
Step 5 Change/Confirm Print Settings and Start Printing
Confirm the
Print Settings
Change the Settings
Settings
button
OK button
After setting the Paper Size, Paper Type and
Bordered/Borderless printing, press the OK
button. See “Change the settings.” on page 11.
OK button
Start printing
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Using a Memory Card
Let’s take a look at different types of memory cards and how to insert and remove them.
Memory Cards Supported by this printer
Supported memory cards are as follows:
• CompactFlash™ (CF) Card/Microdrive™
Supports TYPE I/TYPE II (3.3V or 5V).
• SmartMedia™ Card
Supports 3.3V card only (1MB and 2MB cards not supported)
• Memory Stick®
• Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
• MultiMedia™ Card
Other memory cards can be used through the adapter which is compatible with the
above.
Important
z Images stored in a memory card not supported by the digital camera may fail
in loading or be damaged. For types of memory cards supported by the
digital camera, refer to your digital camera user’s manual.
z Use the digital camera to format a memory card. Memory card data formats
may not be compatible with computer-specific formats.
z Images edited on the computer may result in improper printing.
z Please use only one type of memory card at a time.
Inserting a Memory Card
Notes z When Read/write mode is selected in the Memory Card Utility (Windows) or
BJ Utility (Macintosh), neither printing nor maintenance can be done. After
using the card slot as the memory card drive of the computer, be sure to
select Read-only mode again. See “Setting up the Card Slot as the Memory
Card Drive of the Computer” on page 31.
z If you used a computer to edit or process the data stored in the memory
card, be sure to print images from the computer. Using the operation panel
to print images may result in improper printing.
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2
3
8
Turn on the printer.
Open the card slot cover.
Install the memory card in the card slot.
The Indicator lamp lights.
•If you use a CompactFlash (CF) card or
Microdrive, insert it as far as it will go as shown
left.
The Indicator lamp lights.
•If you use a SmartMedia card, insert it until it
stops with its end projecting as shown left.
The Indicator lamp lights.
•If you use a Memory Stick, insert it until it stops
with its end projecting as shown left.
The Indicator lamp lights.
•If you use an SD card or MultiMedia card, insert
it until it stops with its end projecting as shown
left.
Removing a Memory Card
Note
1
If you use the printer connected to your computer, follow the instructions for
removal of the memory card from the computer. For the procedure, refer to the
on-screen User’s Guide.
Ensure that the Indicator lamp is not flashing, then remove the memory card.
Important Removing the memory card or turning off the printer while the Indicator
lamp is flashing can damage the data stored in the memory card.
Indicator lamp
•If you use CompactFlash (CF) card or Microdrive,
press the card eject button to remove the card.
Card eject button
•If you use a SmartMedia card, hold the exposed
portion of the memory card with your fingers to
remove the memory card.
•If you use a Memory Stick, hold the exposed
portion of the memory card with your fingers to
remove the memory card.
•If you use an SD card or MultiMedia card, hold
the exposed portion of the memory card with
your fingers to remove the memory card.
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Printing Photograph
Let’s select an image from the images stored on the memory card of the digital camera and print
it.
Printing an Image Displayed on the LCD
1
Turn on the printer and Load the Paper.
See “Loading Paper” on page 12.
2
Insert the memory card in the card slot.
See “Inserting a Memory Card” on page 7.
The stored image is displayed on the LCD.
Note
3
You can set the area to print using the
Trimming function.
See “Printing a specified area Trimming” on page 16.
Select the image to print.
(1) Using the
print.
buttons, select the image to
(2) Press the OK button.
The print confirmation screen is displayed.
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Confirm the settings.
(1) Confirm the printer settings.
On the first screen, the Paper Size, Paper
Type, Bordered/Borderless printing status,
and whether or not to print the date are
displayed.
(2) Press the
button.
On the second screen, the settings for Print
Quality, Photo Optimizer, and Noise
Reduction are displayed.
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5
Change the settings.
If there are no settings to change, proceed to Step 6.
(1) Press the Settings button.
The Paper Size tab is displayed.
(2) Press the
buttons and select the
paper size to set.
(3) Press the OK button or the
button.
After the paper size is set, the Paper Type tab is displayed.
For more information about each setting, see “Specifying the Paper and
Optimizing Images” on page 23.
(4) When you have completed the selection, press the Settings button.
The Setting confirmation is displayed.
(5) Confirm the settings and press the OK button.
The print confirmation screen is displayed.
6
Start printing.
(1) Press the
buttons to specify the number
of copies to print.
(2) Press the Print button.
The specified number of copies of the
selected image will be printed.
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Loading Paper
This section describes how to load the paper and select the paper sizes and types from the
operation panel.
„ Print Media to Avoid
Do not use the following types of paper. Using such paper will not only produce
unsatisfactory results, but can also cause the printer to jam or malfunction.
•
•
•
•
Folded, curled or wrinkled paper
Damp paper
Excessively thin paper (less than 64 gsm or 17 lb)
Excessively thick paper* (more than 105 gsm or 28 lb)
*non-Canon branded paper
• Picture postcards
• Postcards affixed with photos or stickers
• Any type of paper with holes (such as loose-leaf)
„ Loading the Print Media
In this example, description is provided using Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4" x 6"/101.6 x
152.4 mm in your printer.
• Refer to “Media Types for Card Direct Printing” on page 14 for compatible paper.
1
Turn on the printer.
2
Flatten the four corners of the paper before loading it.
Note
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If paper is curled, gently bend the corners in the opposite direction until
the paper becomes completely flat.
3
Preparing to Load Paper
(1) Open the paper support.
(2) Open the cover and pull out the paper
output tray.
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Loading the Paper
Load Limit Mark
Do not load beyond this Load Limit Mark.
(1) Insert the paper in the sheet feeder with
print side facing up. Load the media with
the more glossy surface facing up.
(2) Align the paper stack snug against the
right side of the sheet feeder.
(3) Press the paper guide and slide it against
the left side of the stack of paper.
Note
Do not touch the printed surface until the ink dries. For specific drying
times, refer to the instructions packaged with your media.
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„ Media Types for Card Direct Printing
You can use the following Canon media:
Setting Paper size
Setting Paper Type
For instructions on how to display and set these settings, see “Specifying the Paper
and Optimizing Images” on page 23.
Media Type
Paper Rest Load
Limit
Paper Size
Paper Type
Plain Paper
Letter:
Up to 150 sheets
[8.5" x 11"]
[Plain Paper]
Photo Paper Pro
Letter:
Up to 10 sheets*
[8.5" x 11"]
[Photo Paper Pro]
4" x 6":
up to 20 sheets
[4" x 6"]
Letter:
up to 10 sheets*
[8.5" x 11"]
4" x 6":
up to 20 sheets
[4" x 6"]
5" x 7"
up to 20 sheets
[5" x 7"]
Photo Paper Plus
Glossy
[Photo Paper Plus
Glossy]
Notes z When using plain paper (64 gsm) up to 150 sheets can be set.
z For the number of sheets loadable at a time on the Photo Paper Tray, refer to
the Quick Start Guide.
* When loading Letter size paper in the sheet feeder, do not load the paper all at
once. Place the necessary number of sheets (up to 10 sheets) one at a time, to
avoid sheets sticking together.
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Printing Images from a Memory
Card
The following functions are available when printing from a memory card:
z “Specifying how many copies to print for each image” on page 15
z “Printing all images” on page 18
z “Printing an Image List - Print Index” on page 19
z “Specifying the layout” on page 20
z “Printing According to the Settings Made on the Camera - DPOF Printing” on page 22
z “Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images” on page 23
Specifying how many copies to print for each image
You can specify how many copies to print for each image. In addition, you can trim each image
before it is printed.
„ Specifying the number of copies to print for each image
1
Prepare to print.
(1) Turn on the printer and load the paper.
See “Loading Paper” on page 12.
(2) Install the memory card into the card slot.
See “Inserting a Memory Card” on page 7.
A stored image is displayed on the LCD.
2
Select the print mode from the Menu.
Menu
(1) Press the Menu button. The menu listing is displayed.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Specify
images and then press the OK button.
The screen for specifying the number of
images is displayed.
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Specify the number of copies to print.
(1) Using the
buttons, select the image you wish to print.
(2) Use the
buttons to specify the number
of copies to print.
(3) Repeat steps 1 and 2 and specify the number of copies for each image you wish
to print.
Note
For each image selected you can also set the area to print using the
Trimming function.
See “Printing a specified area - Trimming” below.
(4) Press the OK button.
The print confirmation screen is displayed.
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Start printing.
(1) Confirm the print settings. To change any of the settings, press the Settings
button.
See “Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images” on page 23.
(2) Press the Print button.
The specified number of copies for each image will be printed.
„ Printing a specified area - Trimming
When Trimming is displayed below Specify images,
Image,
images Select layout,
layout Printing an Image
the image displayed can be trimmed.
Note
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Please trim the image after specifying the Paper Size
Size, Paper Type
Type,
Borderless/Bordered on each settings screen. If you change the
settings after trimming the image, the trimming selection will be lost.
1
Set the Trimming Mode.
(1) Display the setting screens for Printing an Image, Specify images and Select
layout.
layout
See “Printing an Image Displayed on the LCD” on page 10.
See “Specifying how many copies to print for each image” on page 15.
See “Specifying the layout” on page 20.
(2) Press the Trimming button.
The printer is now in Trimming Mode.
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Trimming and Rotating the Sections you wish to Print.
Rotate the trimming area
Using the Trimming button, you can rotate the
trimming area.
Move the area for trimming
Using the
buttons, you can move the
trimming area.
Enlarge/Reduce the area for trimming
Using the
buttons, you can enlarge or reduce
the trimming area.
Trimming
Button
3
Finalize the trimmed area.
(1) Press the OK button.
The trimming area is finalized and the screen returns to the state when the
Trimming button was pushed.
Notes z Once the trimmed area is finalized, if
you press the Trimming button again,
you can modify the trimmed area.
z If you want to cancel the Trimming
setting, press the Trimming button
This mark indicates that
and then the Cancel button in the
Trimming is set.
Trimming screen.
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Printing all images
You can print all images saved on a memory card.
1
Prepare to print.
(1) Turn on the printer and load the paper.
See “Loading Paper” on page 12.
(2) Insert the memory card into the card slot.
See “Inserting a Memory Card” on page 7.
A stored image is displayed on the LCD.
2
Select the print mode from the Menu.
(1) Press the Menu button.
The menu listing is displayed.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Print all and
then press the OK button.
The print confirmation screen is displayed.
3
Start printing.
(1) Confirm the print settings. To change any of the settings, press the Settings
button.
See “Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images” on page 23.
(2) Use the
buttons to specify the number of
copies to print.
(3) Press the Print button.
All images saved on the memory card will be printed.
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Printing an Image List - Print Index
You can print a list of all images saved in the memory card known as an index print.
1
Prepare to print.
(1) Turn on the printer and load the paper.
See “Loading Paper” on page 12.
(2) Insert the memory card into the card slot.
See “Inserting a Memory Card” on page 7.
A stored image is displayed on the LCD.
2
Select the print mode from the Menu.
(1) Press the Menu button.
The menu listing is displayed.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Print index and
then press the OK button.
The print confirmation screen is displayed.
3
Start printing.
(1) Confirm the print settings.
To change any of the settings, press the Settings button.
See “Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images” on page 23.
(2) Use the
buttons to specify the number of
copies to print.
(3) Press the Print button.
A list of all images saved on the memory card will be printed.
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Specifying the layout
You can print the specified image in the specified layout (Borderless or Bordered x2/x4/x8,
postcard, album).
z Bordered
1
z Borderless
z Postcard
z Album
Prepare to print.
(1) Turn on the printer and load the paper.
See “Loading Paper” on page 12.
(2) Insert the memory card into the card slot.
See “Inserting a Memory Card” on page 7.
A stored image is displayed on the LCD.
2
Select the print mode from the Menu.
(1) Press the Menu button.
The menu listing is displayed.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Select layout
and then press the OK button.
The screen for specifying the layout is
displayed.
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3
Specify the layout.
(1) Press the
buttons to specify the layout.
(2) Press the OK button.
The screen for specifying the image to print is displayed.
4
Select the image to print.
(1) Using the
buttons, select the image you wish to print.
(2) Using the
buttons to specify the number of
copies to print.
For example, if you select Borderless x 2 in the
Layout and set the number of copies to print to
"2", two identical images will be printed on a
sheet.
(3) Repeat steps (1) and (2) for each image you wish to print.
(4) Press the OK button.
The print confirmation screen is displayed.
Note
For each image selected you can also set the area to print using the
Trimming function.
See “Printing a specified area - Trimming” on page 16.
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Start printing.
(1) Confirm the print settings.
To change any of the settings, press the Settings button.
See “Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images” on page 23.
Note
If you specified 5" × 7" as the Paper
Size, the layout cannot be specified.
(2) Press the Print button.
The specified number of copies for each image will be printed.
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Printing According to the Settings Made on the Camera
- DPOF Printing
If DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) settings are made on the camera, images are printed
automatically according to those settings.
Notes z This printer allows you to make the following DPOF settings:
- Image format
: CIFF, Exif (JPEG), JFIF, and Exif (Tiff)
- Print type - Standard : The images for which you specified “Standard”
using the DPOF function are printed.
- Print type - Index
: The images for which you specified “Index” using
the DPOF function are printed according to the index
print layout.
- Images to Print
: Only the images specified using the DPOF function
are printed (images cannot be specified on the
operation panel.)
- Copies
: Images are printed according to the numbers of
copies specified using the DPOF function (number
of copies cannot be specified on the operation
panel).
- Other functions (addition of comments, trimming/rotation, etc.) are not
supported.
z Images are automatically scaled according to the paper size. The upper,
lower, left, and/or right portion(s) of the image may be missing depending
on the size of the paper you use.
1
Turn on the printer and load the paper.
See “Loading Paper” on page 12.
2
Set the DPOF mode.
(1) Insert the memory card containing DPOF information into the card slot.
See “Inserting a Memory Card” on page 7.
The DPOF print confirmation screen is displayed.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Yes and then
press the OK button.
The print confirmation screen is displayed
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Note
DPOF Printing can also be started from the Menu.
Menu
1. With the memory card containing DPOF information inserted in
the printer, press the Menu button.
2. Use the
button.
3
buttons to select DPOF and then press the OK
Start printing.
(1) Confirm the print settings.
To change any of the settings, press the Settings button.
See “Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images” on page 23.
(2) Press the Print button.
The images will be printed according to the DPOF information on the memory
card.
Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images
You can use the Settings button to set the following items: Paper Size or Type, Bordered or
Borderless print, and Date (format).
„ Settings Menu Display
z
Displaying an image on the LCD
Settings button
z
Displaying the print confirmation
screen on the LCD
Settings button
Settings button
Properties screen
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„ How to Make Settings
1
Select an item to set.
(1) Use the
buttons to select the paper size.
(2) Press the OK button.
After the paper size is set, Paper type tab is displayed.
(3) Repeat the same steps to set the necessary items.
2
Finalize the Settings.
(1) When you have completed the necessary settings, press the Settings button.
The Setting confirmation is displayed.
(2) Confirm the settings and press the OK button.
The screen returns to the state before the Settings button was pressed.
„ Other Setting Items
„ Page Size
Select the paper size for the print job.
If you specified 5" × 7" as the Paper Size, the layout cannot be
specified.
„ Paper Type
Select the paper type.
If you select Plain paper,
paper Borderless printing cannot be done.
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„ Borderless Printing
Borderless..........
Prints on the whole paper without a border.
Borderless
Bordered ............ Prints with a border.
„ Date
YYYY/MM/DD ..... Prints the date the photo was taken in the
format YYYY/MM/DD (2003/10/22).
MM/DD/YYYY ..... Prints the date in the format MM/DD/YYYY (10/
22/2003).
DD/MM/YYYY ..... Prints the date in the format DD/MM/YYYY (22/
10/2003).
Date off .............. Does not print the date the photo was taken.
„ Print Quality
Select the print quality.
„ Photo Optimizer
Exif Print .....................Optimizes photos based on the
information at the time the photo was
taken with a digital camera compatible
with Exif 2.2.
Vivid Photo..................Selects
the Vivid Photo function (Greens
Photo
and blue are printed more brightly) is
used.
POP.............................Photo
Optimizer PRO function
POP
(automatically corrects the image
brightness and color) is used together.
VP+POP.......................Vivid
Photo function and Photo Optimizer
VP+POP
PRO function are used.
Photo optimizer off ......No photo optimization functions are
performed.
„ Noise Reduction
If Noise reduction on is set, digital camera noise (which may be
seen in dark areas or areas such as sky) is reduced.
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Printing Photographs Directly from
a Digital Camera
Connecting a digital camera or digital video camcorder to the printer allows you to print captured
images directly without using a computer. Use the USB cable that came with your digital camera
to connect to the printer.
Notes z Use only a “PictBridge” or Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” compatible digital
camera or digital video camcorder for printing directly.
z This section describes how to operate a Canon “Bubble Jet Direct”
compatible camera. For instructions on operating a “PictBridge” compliant
camera, refer to Direct Printing from PictBridge-compatible Digital Camera.
z When you print directly from a digital camera, you need to operate the
printer from the camera itself.
z You are recommended to use mains power rather than the battery pack to
power the camera when it is connected to a printer. If you do use a battery
pack, ensure that it is fully charged.
Media Types for Digital Camera
When you print from a digital camera, you can use the following media:
Digital Camera Setting
Media Type
Card #1
Photo Paper Pro 4"x 6"/101.6 x 152.4 mm
Card #2
Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4" x 6"/101.6 x 152.4 mm
Card #3
Photo Paper Plus Glossy 5" x 7"/127 x 177.8 mm
LTR
Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy Letter size
A4
Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy A4 size
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Printing from a Digital Camera
1
2
Ensure that the printer is turned on.
Load the paper.
Load the paper as shown below.
(1) Load the media with the more glossy surface facing up.
(2) Align the media on the right.
(3) Press the paper guide and slide it against the left side
of the media.
3
Connect the digital camera and the printer.
(1) Ensure that the digital camera is turned off.
(2) Connect the digital camera and the
printer with the USB cable that came
with the digital camera.
The digital camera should turn on
automatically. If not, turn it on manually.
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Start printing using the print function of the digital camera.
The message of “Digital camera connected” is displayed on the printer LCD.
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(1) Display the image you want to print in the Replay mode.
If the camera will not change to the Replay mode, refer to your digital camera
user's manual's instructions for changing the camera to the Replay mode.
will display on the LCD display of the digital camera when the printer is
correctly connected.
(2) Press the SET button to display the Print menu.
(3) Select Style and specify the Paper size, Bordered or Borderless printing, and
date printing On or Off.
(4) After specifying the style, specify a number of copies, select Print and then
press the SET button.
Notes z For the digital camera operation and troubleshooting, refer to your digital
camera manual. For print error message, refer to “Cannot Print Properly from
the Digital Camera” on page 46.
z For the digital video camcorder operation, print error messages, and
troubleshooting, refer to your digital video camcorder manual.
z You can make the following prints directly from a digital camera:
- A standard print from the image displayed in the single display mode or in
the index display mode.
- Specified numbers of images, or an index print using the DPOF function.
* Images other than Exif may not be index printed.
- The images taken with Exif 2.2 compatible digital camera will be adjusted
by using the Photo Optimizer PRO function.
- If date printing is set on the digital camera, the date of shooting will be
printed (excluding the index print).
- Images will be scaled automatically according to the size of the media set
on the digital camera.
z The digital camera does not support the following functions:
- Print quality setting
- Maintenance
* The print head cannot be aligned through the digital camera. To align the
print head, use the operation panel of the printer.
z To disconnect the cable connected between the digital camera and printer,
follow the procedure below:
1.Disconnect the cable from the printer.
2.Turn off the digital camera.
3.Disconnect the cable from the digital camera. When disconnecting the
cable, be sure to hold the connector by its sides.
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Other Useful Functions
Using Photo Viewer
The Photo Viewer application allows you to preview the print image on the display of the
computer. In addition, photos can be printed at high speed through the use of the computer’s
performance.
Important
1
2
To use the Photo Viewer, the printer must be connected to the computer and the
printer driver must have been installed on the computer. If the printer driver
has not been installed, install it following the procedure described in the Easy
Setup Instructions.
Ensure that the printer and the computer are turned on.
Start the Photo Viewer.
(1) Insert the memory card in the card slot.
See “Using a Memory Card” on page 7.
(2) Press the Photo Viewer button.
The current information is displayed on the display of
the computer.
• Print Image Displayed on the Display
of the Computer
3
Choose print settings and start printing.
Use the operation panel to choose print settings.
(1) Make print settings (media size and type, bordered/borderless, with/without
date).
See “Printing Photograph” on page 10.
The print image on the display changes according to the settings you make.
(2) Press the Print button to start printing.
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4
Exit the Photo Viewer.
(1) After printing finishes, press the Photo Viewer button to exit
the Photo Viewer.
To exit the Photo Viewer before printing finishes, cancel
printing and then press the Photo Viewer button.
Notes Changing the Display Mode
To change the display mode of the Photo Viewer, press the F3 key on the
keyboard or click the display selection button on the screen.
The display selection button
The display selection button
The Photo Viewer is terminated in the following case:
z When a compatible digital camera or digital video camcorder is connected.
z When Read/write mode is selected in the Memory Card Utility (Windows) or
BJ Utility (Macintosh).
z When a USB cable is disconnected.
Saving the data stored in the memory card to the hard disk of the computer
z The image data (JPEG/TIFF format)/movie data (AVI/MPEG)/or sound data
(WAVE) stored in the memory card in the card slot can be saved on the hard
disk of the computer.
z Keep pressing the Photo Viewer button on the operation panel for 3 seconds
or longer. Saving of the image data starts and the name of the file currently
being saved and the name of the destination folder are displayed in the
Photo Viewer window.
z If you press the Cancel button during the save operation, the save operation
will be stopped.
z The images will be saved in the location specified below. A folder will be
created with a name and the date of the images were saved (YYYY_MM_DD).
- Windows XP/Windows 2000/Windows Me: My Pictures folder
- Windows 98: My Document folder
- Mac OS X 10.2.1or later: Pictures folder
- Mac OS 9.0-9.2: Desk Top
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Setting up the Card Slot as the Memory Card Drive of
the Computer
The memory card slot can be used as a memory card drive on the computer.
Important z To use the card slot of the printer as the memory card drive of the computer,
the printer must be connected to the computer and the Memory Card Utility
(Windows) or BJ Utility (Macintosh) must have been installed in the
computer. If the utility is not installed, install it following the installation
procedure explained in the Easy Setup Instructions.
z When Read/write mode is selected, neither printing nor maintenance can be
done.
After you are finished with using the card slot as a memory card drive for
your computer, be sure to select Read-only mode again.
W
1
2
Ensure that the printer and the computer are turned on.
Open the USB memory card setup window.
(1) Ensure that no memory card is inserted in the card slot. If a memory card is
inserted in the card slot, remove it. See “Removing a Memory Card” on page 9.
(2) Select All Programs (or Programs)
Programs from the Start menu. Next, select Canon
Utilities,
Utility, and then USB Memory Card Settings
Settings.
Utilities Memory Card Utility
The USB Memory Card Settings window appears.
3
Specify the read/write attribute.
(1) Click Next.
Next
The Read/write attribute setting window appears.
(2) Specify the read/write attribute.
Read-only mode
... The card slot is used only for reading.
Be sure to select this mode when printing
images.
Read/write mode
... The card slot is used as the memory card
drive of the computer. Image data can be
written into the memory card.
(3) Click Next.
Next
When you have selected Read/write mode
mode,
read the precaution and click Next.
Next
(4) Click Complete.
Complete
The selected read/write attribute is saved.
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1
2
Ensure that the printer and the computer are turned on.
Start the BJ Utility.
(1) Ensure that no memory card is inserted in the card slot. If a memory card is
inserted in the card slot, remove it. See “Removing a Memory Card” on page 9.
(2) Select Applications from the Go menu, and then double-click the BJ Utility icon.
3
Specify the read/write attribute.
(1) Specify the read/write attribute.
Read-only mode
... The card slot is used only for read.
Be sure to select this mode when printing
images.
Read/write mode
... The card slot is used as the memory card
drive of the computer. Image data can be
written into the memory card.
(2) Click OK.
OK
The selected read/write attribute is saved.
Changing the Language Displayed
You can change the language displayed on the LCD.
1
2
Turn on the printer.
Select Maintenance from the Menu.
Menu
(1) Press the Menu button.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Maintenance
and then press the OK button.
The maintenance menu is displayed.
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3
Select a language for display
(1) Use the
buttons to select Languages and
then press the OK button.
The language selection screen is displayed.
(2) Use the
buttons to select a
language and then press the OK button.
The menu, selection items, and messages will
be displayed in the language you select.
Adjusting Contrast of the LCD
You can adjust contrast of the LCD, if it is too high or too low.
1
2
Turn on the printer.
Select Maintenance from the Menu.
Menu
(1) Press the Menu button.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Maintenance
and then press the OK button.
The maintenance menu is displayed.
3
Select Contrast
(1) Use the
buttons to select Contrast and
then press the OK button.
The Contrast setting screen is displayed.
(2) Pressing the
Pressing the
button increases contrast.
button decreases contrast.
(3) After adjusting contrast at your discretion,
press the OK button.
The LCD display will be changed to the adjusted
contrast.
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Reducing the Sound of Printer Operation
The Quiet Mode allows you to significantly reduce the sound the printer generates during
operation. It is ideal when working at night or in crowded environments.
Important
1
2
z Print speed may be somewhat slower than in the normal operating mode.
z Sound reduction is not as effective when certain printing options are
selected. Sound generated during printer warm up is the same as during
normal operation.
z The following operations are effective only when you are printing from a
memory card or from a digital camera connected to this printer. If you are
printing with your computer connected, specify the required settings in the
Printer Driver.
Turn on the printer.
Select Maintenance from the Menu.
Menu
(1) Press the Menu button.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Maintenance
and then press the OK button.
The maintenance menu is displayed.
3
Select Quiet mode
(1) Use the
buttons to select Quiet mode and
then press the OK button.
The Quiet mode setting screen is displayed.
(2) Use the
buttons to select On and then
press the OK button.
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Replacing an Ink Tank
When replacing an ink tank, check the model number very carefully.
The printer will not print properly if the wrong ink tank is used, or installed in the incorrect
position.
With this printer, ink tanks must be installed from the right in the order indicated below.
• Magenta
: BCI-6M
• Black
:BCI-6BK
• Photo Magenta : BCI-6PM Photo
• Cyan
:BCI-6C
• Yellow
• Photo Cyan :BCI-6PC Photo
: BCI-6Y
Knowing When to Replace an Ink Tank
If an ink tank needs replacing the Power lamp will change from green to orange and flash four
times as soon as printing begins. It is important to identify the empty tank using the LCD and
replace it.
Note
Should missing characters or white streaks appear despite sufficient ink levels.
See “When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect” on page 38.
The following message appears on the LCD when ink is empty.
Printing will resume as soon as ink tank is replaced and the front cover is closed.
The ink tank with symbol is out of ink. Replace with a new ink tank.
Empty ink tank
Notes
• Press the Cancel button to cancel the current print job.
• Press the Resume button to resume printing with an empty ink
tank.
When printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you
continue printing with an empty ink tank, it may cause a problem.
When Low Ink is Detected
When printing starts, the message is displayed on the LCD.
[!] indicates ink low. Obtain a replacement tank as soon as
possible.
z To continue printing, select Yes and then press the OK button.
z To cancel printing, select NO and then press the OK button.
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Replacing Ink Tanks
When ink tanks run out of ink, replace them using the following steps.
1
Ensure that the printer is on, and then open the front cover.
The print head holder moves to the center.
2
Remove the empty ink tank.
(1) Push the tab in and remove the ink tank.
Do not touch the lock lever; remove
only the ink tank.
Important z Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing or the
surrounding area.
z Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws and regulations
regarding disposal of consumables.
3
Prepare a replacement tank.
(1) Unpack the new ink tank and pull off the orange tape.
(2) Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it.
Important z Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak
and stain your clothes and hands.
z Do not re-attach the protective cap once you have removed it.
z Once the protective cap is removed, do not touch the open ink port.
z Ensure that all the orange tape has been peeled off along the
perforation. If there remains a part of the orange tape, ink may not be
ejected correctly.
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4
Install the ink tank.
(1) Insert the ink tank in the print head holder.
(2) Press on the "PUSH" mark until the ink tank snaps firmly into place.
5
Close the front cover.
The print head holder moves to the right. The ink tank installation process is now
complete.
Notes z To maintain optimal Print Quality, use an ink tank within six months
of first use.
z Once an ink tank has been used, do not remove it from the printer
and leave it out in the open. An ink tank left out in the open and then
reinstalled in the printer may not function properly.
z Color ink consumption may occur even when black-and-white or
grayscale printing is specified.
Color ink is consumed in the head cleaning and deep cleaning, which
are necessary to maintain the printer's performance.
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Printing Maintenance
When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect
When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect (even if ink remains in the ink tanks), see if
the print head nozzles are clogged and clean them first. Follow the procedures below and
maintain the print head.
Important
Before maintaining the print head, check the following:
z Open the front cover and make sure whether the ink tank contains ink. If it is
out of ink, replace it. See “Replacing Ink Tanks” on page 36.
z Ensure that all the orange tape of the ink tank has been peeled off.
z Press “PUSH” on the ink tank and ensure that the ink tank is installed
securely.
z Increase the Print Quality setting in the printer driver settings.
Step1
“Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 39
If the print quality is poor
Step2
“Print Head Cleaning” on page 40
If white stripes are noticeable
Step2
“Aligning Print Head - Auto head align”
on page 42
If the problem remains
Step3
“Print Head Deep Cleaning” on page 41
Note
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If print head maintenance does not resolve the problem, contact the Customer
Care Center.
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head
nozzles and to verify print head alignment. Use this function when printed results are blurred or
the color is incorrect.
1
2
With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter plain paper in the printer.
Printing the nozzle check pattern.
(1) Press the Menu button.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Maintenance and then
press the OK button.
The maintenance menu is displayed.
(3) Use the
buttons to select Nozzle check and then
press the OK button.
The pattern print confirmation screen is displayed.
(4) Use the
buttons to select Yes and then press the
OK button.
The nozzle check pattern is printed.
(5) Examining the nozzle check pattern.
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
The nozzle check pattern should appear as follows when ink is discharged properly.
Examine the nozzle check pattern output by the printer.
Note If any ink tanks have run out of ink, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed
correctly. In this event, replace the relevant ink tanks.
(1) White stripes in this pattern require a print head
cleaning.
When white stripes appear
See “Print Head Cleaning” on page 40.
(2) Uneven patterns indicate that the print head
requires alignment.
When lines are uneven When lines are even
See “Aligning Print Head - Auto head align” on
page 42.
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Print Head Cleaning
Clean the print head if you suspect that the nozzles might be clogged.
Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so perform print head cleaning only when necessary.
1
2
Ensure that the printer is on.
Print Head Cleaning.
(1) Press the Menu button.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Maintenance and
then press the OK button.
The maintenance menu is displayed.
(3) Use the
buttons to select Head cleaning and
then press the OK button.
The confirmation screen is displayed.
(4) Use the
buttons to select Yes and then press
the OK button.
Important Do not perform any other operations until the print head cleaning
finishes. This takes about 50 seconds.
Note
After print head cleaning finishes
After print head cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to
verify that the print head nozzles are clean.
See “Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 39.
When ink is low, the nozzle check pattern is not printed correctly.
See “Replacing Ink Tanks” on page 36.
If the print quality remains poor, repeat head cleaning 3 times.
If the print quality still remains poor, perform head refreshing.
See “Print Head Deep Cleaning” on page 41.
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Print Head Deep Cleaning
If print quality does not improve by standard print head cleaning, try print head deep cleaning,
which is a more powerful process. Print head deep cleaning consumes ink, so perform this
procedure only when necessary.
1
2
Ensure that the printer is on.
Print Head Deep Cleaning.
(1) Press the Menu button.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Maintenance and
then press the OK button.
The maintenance menu is displayed.
(3) Use the
buttons to select Deep cleaning and
then press the OK button.
The confirmation screen is displayed.
(4) Use the
buttons to select Yes and then press
the OK button.
Important The process takes one or two minutes to complete, so simply wait until
the Power lamp stops flashing.
Note
After print head cleaning finishes
After print head deep cleaning finishes, print the nozzle check pattern to
verify that the print head nozzles are clean. See “Printing the Nozzle
Check Pattern” on page 39.
When one of the ink tanks does not print, see “Replacing Ink Tanks” on
page 36.
If the problem remains, make sure that ink remains in the ink tank, turn
off the printer's power for at least 24 hours, and then perform deep
cleaning of the print head again.
If the problem still remains, the print head may be damaged. Contact
the Customer Care Center.
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Aligning Print Head - Auto head align
Aligning the print head allows you to print without shifts in the color registration.
There are two ways to align the print head, automatic or manual. First, try adjusting the print
head automatically. If the automatic print head aligning does not work or if you wish, you can
adjust the print head manually. See “Adjusting the Print Head Manually” on page 44.
1
2
With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter plain paper in the printer.
Align the print head automatically.
(1) Press the Menu button.
(2) Use the
buttons to select Maintenance and
then press the OK button.
The maintenance menu is displayed.
(3) Use the
buttons to select Auto head align
and then press the OK button.
The confirmation screen is displayed.
(4) Use the
buttons to select Yes and then press
the OK button.
A pattern is printed and the print head is
automatically aligned.
Note
When Automatic Print Head Aligning Cannot Execute Correctly
When automatic print head aligning cannot execute correctly, the power
lamp flashes orange 11 times and the message “Failed to align print
head” is displayed on the LCD. Please follow the procedure below.
1. Press the Reset button to clear the error.
2. Open the front cover and check if there is ink left. If there is no ink
left, replace the ink tanks. See “Replacing Ink Tanks” on page 36.
3. Print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the print nozzles are
clean. See “Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 39.
4. Move the printer so that the paper output is not in direct sunlight
and try automatic print head aligning again.
5. If the error persists, adjust the print head manually. See
“Adjusting the Print Head Manually” on page 44.
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Troubleshooting
Let’s take a look at countermeasures against troubles which may occur during use of the printer.
Note
Here, we will discuss errors indicated on the LCD, problems that might occur
during direct printing from the digital camera, and problems that are also likely
to occur while using the Photo Viewer. If you cannot find the symptom
corresponding to a certain problem, refer to the User’s Guide.
z “A Message is Displayed on the LCD” on page 43
z “Ink does not come out/ Printing is Blurred/ Colors are Wrong/ White Streaks” on
page 45
z “Printed Surface is Scratched” on page 45
z “Cannot Print Properly from the Digital Camera” on page 46
z “An Error Message is Displayed While Using the Photo Viewer” on page 47
A Message is Displayed on the LCD
If a message is displayed on the LCD, take the corresponding countermeasure described below.
Message
Try This
No images.
Image data edited/processed on the computer should be printed from the computer, not
from the camera.
Waste ink tank almost full.
Press the Resume button to recover from the error.
You can print images for a while but you cannot print any more image when the waste ink
tank becomes full. Contact the Customer Care Center.
Read-write mode enabled.
The memory card utility started on the computer has write-enabled the card slot. When
the card slot is write-enabled, the printer cannot print images.
When you have finished writing data to the card, select the read-only mode. For the
cancellation procedure, see “Setting up the Card Slot as the Memory Card Drive of the
Computer” on page 31.
Failed to align print head
Press the Resume button and follow the procedure below.
(1) Open the front cover and check if there is ink left. If there is no ink left, replace the ink
tanks. See “Replacing Ink Tanks” on page 36.
(2) Print the nozzle check pattern to verify that the print nozzles are clean.
See “Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 39.
(3) Move the printer so that the paper output is not in direct sunlight and try automatic
print head aligning again.
(4) If the error persists, adjust the print head manually on page 44.
Cannot communicate with digital
camera.
Disconnect the camera connection cable, press the Resume button, and then connect
the cable once more.
The digital camera should be turned on automatically. If not, turn it on manually.
Unsupported device connected.
Disconnect the camera connection cable, press the Resume button, and then connect
the cable once more.
If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital camera or
digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer.
Connect only digital cameras or digital video camcorders that are compatible with this
printer.
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Message
Try This
Photo Paper Tray is lowered.
Turn the dial to use the sheet
feeder.
• When paper feeding is set to be done from the Photo Paper Tray, paper cannot be fed
from the Sheet Feeder.
Turn the knob on the Photo Paper Tray to change the way to feed paper.
• The size of paper loaded in the Photo Paper Tray may be different from the paper size
selected on your digital camera or the operation panel of the printer.
When printing from the digital camera, change the paper size setting of the digital
camera to the size of paper loaded in the Photo Paper Tray.
When using the digital camera that cannot select the paper size or when printing from
a memory card, change the setting on the operation panel of the printer.
Error code
Turn off the printer, remove the power cord plug from the outlet, plug the power cord
back in, and then turn on the printer again.
If the same error persists, contact the Customer Care Center.
Note
Adjusting the Print Head Manually
If the automatic print head adjustment does not work or if you wish to adjust
the print heads manually, follow the procedure below.
1. With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter plain paper in the printer.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use the
buttons to select Maintenance and then press the OK
button.
4. Use the
buttons to select Manual head align and then press the OK
button.
5. Use the
buttons to select Yes and then press the
OK button.
6. The message "Did the pattern print properly?" is
displayed on the LCD.
Use the
buttons to select Yes and then press the
OK button.
7. Examine the printed pattern and enter the number of
column "A" with fewest white stripes using the
buttons.
8. Press the OK button.
9. Use the
button and move the cursor to column "B".
10.Repeat Steps (6) through (8) and enter the pattern
numbers up to column "G".
11.After entering the pattern numbers up to column "G",
press the OK button.
If the Same Error Persists
If the same error persists after a countermeasure is taken according to the
above errors, turn off the printer, remove the power cord plug from the outlet,
plug the power cord back in, and then turn on the printer again.
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„ Ink does not come out/ Printing is Blurred/ Colors are Wrong/ White
Streaks
Possible Cause
Try This
Ink tank is not seated
properly/Ink tank is empty
Check that the ink tanks are firmly seated in the print head and reseat them if necessary.
• Check to see if all the orange tape has been removed as shown in (1). If a part of the
orange tape remains as shown in (2), remove it.
If an ink tank is empty: See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 35.
Incorrect paper type
On the operation panel, confirm that the Media Type selected matches the paper loaded.
Print head nozzles clogged
or misaligned
Print the nozzle check pattern to check for uneven ink output.
When a specific color is missing from the nozzle check pattern, clean the print head.
• If the ink supply is uneven: See “Print Head Cleaning” on page 40.
• If straight lines are misalign: See “Aligning Print Head - Auto head align” on page 42.
Media not loaded print-side
up
Check that your paper is loaded with the correct print side facing up.
Note Follow the instructions packaged with your specialty media for loading and
handling.
„ Printed Surface is Scratched
Possible Cause
Try This
Inappropriate Paper Type is
used.
• Check to see if the paper you are printing on is too thick or curled.
See “Print Media to Avoid” on page 12.
• Note that smudging may occur at the top and bottom edges of the paper when using
Borderless Printing. Ensure that the paper you are using is compatible with Borderless
Printing.
Note
If the printed surface is still scratched:
Follow the procedure below and set the Thick paper to Thick paper
paper. This
procedure also applies to direct printing from your camera.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Use the
buttons to select Maintenance and then press the OK
button.
3. Use the
buttons to select Thick paper from the Maintenance menu
and then press the OK button.
4. Use the
buttons to select Thick paper and then
press the OK button.
* After printing is completed, return the Thick paper to
Auto.
Auto
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„ Cannot Print Properly from the Digital Camera
The following messages may be displayed on the cameras or camcorders when images
are printed directly. Take the appropriate action to correct the error.
This section describes errors that can occur when you connect a Canon “Bubble Jet
Direct” compatible digital camera to the printer.
Notes z Images can be printed directly from a “PictBridge” or Canon “Bubble Jet
Direct” compatible digital cameras and digital video camcorders connected
to this printer.
z If the connected digital camera or digital video camcorder is not supported
by this printer, the Power lamp on the printer will flash nine times. If this
happens, disconnect the connection cable and press the Resume button.
z If the operation time or data transmission time is too long, a communication
time error may occur and no more images can be printed. If this error occurs,
disconnect the camera connection cable, press the Resume button and then
connect the cable once again.
The digital camera should be turned on automatically. If not, turn it on
manually.
z A low ink warning is not displayed on the digital camera.
z For more details, also refer to the user’s manual for the digital camera or
digital video camcorder.
Error message on camera
Try This
Printer in use
Images are printed from the computer.
Wait until printing ends.
Printer warming up
Wait until warm-up ends.
No Paper
Load the paper in the printer and press the Resume button on the printer.
Paper Jam
Remove the jammed paper, load new media, and press the Resume button.
Printer cover open
Close the front cover.
No print head
The Power lamp on the printer flashes five times.
No print head is installed. Install a print head according to the Easy Setup
Instructions.
When there is a print head installed, the print head is defective.
Contact the Customer Care Center.
Waste tank full
The waste ink tank is nearly full.
Press the Resume button on the printer to recover from the error. Contact the
Customer Care Center as soon as possible.
Printer error
An error requiring servicing has occurred. (The Power lamp on the printer flashes
alternately orange and green.)
Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord from the power supply, plug the power
cord back in, and then turn on the printer. If the same error occurs, contact the
Customer Care Center.
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An Error Message is Displayed While Using the Photo
Viewer
If one of the following messages appears while using the Photo Viewer, printing may be disabled
or the Photo Viewer may be forced to terminate.
Error Message
Try This
Executing maintenance.
Printing cannot be done in the maintenance mode.
Insert a memory card.
Insert a memory card after checking its orientation.
See “Using a Memory Card” on page 7.
If a memory card has already been inserted, remove it and then insert it again. Next,
check that the Indicator lamp stays on.
The printer’s card slot has been
write-enabled. ......
The memory card utility started on the computer has write-enabled the card slot.
When the card slot is write-enabled, the printer cannot print images.
When you have finished writing data to the card, cancel the write-enable mode. For
the cancellation procedure, see “Setting up the Card Slot as the Memory Card Drive
of the Computer” on page 31.
There is a problem with the
memory card or it is not inserted.
......
• The memory card is inserted incorrectly.
Insert the memory card after checking its orientation. See “Using a Memory Card”
on page 7.
If a memory card has already been inserted, remove it and then insert it again.
Next, check that the Indicator lamp stays on.
• The memory card cannot be read.
Image data edited/processed on the computer must also be printed from the
computer.
Insufficient disk space. ......
The hard disk of the computer does not have a sufficient free space.
Delete unnecessary files on the hard disk to create sufficient free space, then start
the Photo Viewer again.
Insufficient memory. ......
The computer does not have sufficient free memory. Close some applications or
increase memory, then start the Photo Viewer again.
A digital camera is connected to
the printer. ......
Printing from a computer or the operation panel cannot be done when a digital
camera or digital video camcorder is connected to the printer.
After completion of operation from the digital camera, disconnect the connection
cable.
Failed to communicate with the
printer. ......
The computer cannot communicate with the printer.
Check whether the cable is connected securely between the printer and computer.
Turn the printer off and on again, then start the Photo Viewer again.
Failed to print. ......
An unexpected error occurred during printing.
Turn the printer off and on again.
An internal error (code = nnnn)
occurred. ......
(n: Alphanumeric character)
An internal error occurred.
Turn the printer off and on again, then start the Photo Viewer again.
If the same error persists, reboot the computer and then start the Photo Viewer
again.
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Index
Index
A
I
A Message is Displayed on the LCD ............................. 43
Adjusting Contrast ..................................................... 33
Adjusting the Print Head Manually .............................. 44
Aligning Print Head .................................................... 42
An Error Message is Displayed While Using the Photo
Viewer .................................................................... 47
Auto head align .......................................................4, 42
Indicator Lamp .......................................................... 3, 8
Ink does not come out .................................................45
Inserting a Memory Card ...............................................7
B
BCI-6BK ..................................................................... 35
BCI-6C ....................................................................... 35
BCI-6M ....................................................................... 35
BCI-6PC Photo ............................................................ 35
BCI-6PM Photo ........................................................... 35
BCI-6Y ........................................................................ 35
BJ Utility ..................................................................... 32
Borderless Printing ..................................................... 25
Bubble Jet Direct ........................................................ 26
C
Cancel Button ............................................................... 3
Cannot Print Properly from the Digital Camera ............. 46
Card eject button .......................................................... 9
card slot cover .............................................................. 8
Change the settings ................................................... 11
Changing the Display Mode (Photo Viewer) ................. 30
Changing the Language Displayed .............................. 32
Colors are Wrong ........................................................ 45
CompactFlash (CF) Card .........................................7, 8, 9
Contrast ..................................................................4, 33
D
Date ........................................................................... 25
Deep cleaning .........................................................4, 41
digital camera ............................................................ 26
digital video camcorder .............................................. 26
DPOF .......................................................................4, 23
DPOF Printing ............................................................. 22
E
Empty ink tank ........................................................... 35
Enlarge/Reduce the area for trimming ......................... 17
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern ........................... 39
Exif Print .................................................................... 25
H
Head cleaning .........................................................4, 40
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L
Languages .............................................................. 4, 33
Load Limit Mark ..........................................................13
Loading the Print Media ..............................................12
Low Ink .......................................................................35
M
Manual head align .................................................. 4, 44
Media Types for Card Direct Printing ............................14
Media Types for Digital Camera ...................................26
memory card .................................................................7
Memory Card Utility ....................................................31
Memory Stick ....................................................... 7, 8, 9
Menu Button .................................................................2
Menu Displays ..............................................................4
Microdrive ............................................................ 7, 8, 9
Move the area for trimming .........................................17
MultiMedia Card ................................................... 7, 8, 9
N
Noise Reduction ..........................................................25
Nozzle check .......................................................... 4, 39
O
OK Button .....................................................................2
Operation Panel ............................................................2
P
Page Size ...................................................................24
Paper Type .................................................................24
Photo Optimizer ..........................................................25
Photo optimizer off .....................................................25
Photo Optimizer PRO ..................................................25
Photo Viewer ..............................................................29
Photo Viewer Button ............................................... 3, 29
PictBridge ...................................................................26
POP ............................................................................25
Power Button ................................................................2
Power Lamp ..................................................................2
Print all .................................................................. 4, 18
Print Button ..................................................................3
Print Head Cleaning ....................................................40
Print Head Deep Cleaning ............................................41
Index
Print index ..............................................................4, 19
Print Media to Avoid ....................................................12
Print Quality ................................................................25
Printed Surface is Scratched ........................................45
Printing a specified area ..............................................16
Printing all images ......................................................18
Printing an Image ........................................................10
Printing an Image List ..................................................19
Printing from a Digital Camera .....................................27
Printing is Blurred .......................................................45
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern ................................39
V
Vivid Photo ................................................................. 25
VP+POP ...................................................................... 25
W
White Streaks ............................................................. 45
Q
Quiet mode .............................................................4, 34
R
Read/write attribute setting ........................................31
Read/write mode ..................................................31, 32
Read-only mode ....................................................31, 32
Reducing the Sound of Printer Operation .....................34
Removing a Memory Card ............................................. 9
Replacing an Ink Tank .................................................35
Resume Button ............................................................ 2
Rotate the trimming area .............................................17
S
Saving the data stored in the memory card ..................30
SD card .....................................................................8, 9
Secure Digital (SD) Card ............................................... 7
Select layout ...........................................................4, 20
Set the Trimming Mode ...............................................17
Setting up the Card Slot as the Memory Card Drive of the
Computer ................................................................31
Settings Button ............................................................ 2
Settings Menu Display ................................................23
SmartMedia Card .................................................. 7, 8, 9
Specify images .......................................................4, 15
Specifying the layout ..................................................20
Specifying the number of copies to print ......................15
Specifying the Paper and Optimizing Images ...............23
T
Thick paper .............................................................4, 45
To zoom in to an image ................................................. 3
Trimming ....................................................................16
Trimming Button .......................................................... 2
Troubleshooting ..........................................................43
Turn on the printer ......................................................12
U
USB Memory Card Settings ..........................................31
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