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Copyright
This manual is copyrighted by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not
be reproduced in any form, in whole or part, without the prior written
consent of CCSI.
©1998 Canon Computer Systems, Inc.
Disclaimer
Canon Computer Systems, Inc. has reviewed this manual thoroughly
in order that it will be an easy to use guide to your Canon BJC-4400
Series Color Bubble Jet Printer. All statements, technical information,
and recommendations in this manual and in any guides or related
documents are believed reliable, but the accuracy and completeness
thereof are not guaranteed or warranted, and they are not intended to
be, nor should they be understood to be, representations or warranties
concerning the products described.
Your printer and the software media included with your printer have
been sold to you subject to the limited warranties set forth in the
warranty card and license agreement enclosed with the respective
product. All software is licensed AS IS, as described in the license
agreement enclosed with the software media. Further, CCSI reserves the
right to make changes in the specifications of the products described in
this manual at any time without notice and without obligation to notify
any person of such changes.
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Modulation Technology, PhotoRealism, and “See What We Mean” are
trademarks of Canon Inc.
All other product and brand names are registered trademarks,
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Using Your Documentation
The following documentation is supplied with the Canon BJC-4400
Series Color Bubble Jet™ Printer to help you efficiently use your new
printer.
Quick Start Guide
This booklet describes the steps you follow to unpack and set up your
printer and install the BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for Windows®.
You can follow the steps illustrated in the booklet to start printing in
minutes. It also includes quick reference information to help you use
the printer on a daily basis.
User’s Manual
This manual offers detailed information on how to operate your printer.
It includes printing operations, maintenance, and specifications. Read
this manual to master basic operations and when you need to know the
specifications of the printer.
Conventions
This User’s Manual uses the following conventions to alert you to
information that will help you operate the printer correctly and safely.
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Notes provide advice or suggestions regarding the use of the printer.
Cautions alert you to operations that could cause damage to your
hardware or software, or cause injury to yourself.
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Distinctive typefaces identify the printer buttons you press, the lights on
the operator panel, and any commands you enter at your computer.
❍ The buttons you press appear in this typeface: POWER button.
❍ The lights on your printer appear in this typeface: POWER light.
❍ When you type something on your computer, it appears in this
typeface: DIR/P.
❍ The selections you make in Windows are shown in bold: Click OK.
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Contents
1 Introduction ......................................................................................................
Supplies and Accessories ....................................................................................
BJ Cartridges and BJ Tanks ..........................................................................
Canon Specialty Papers ................................................................................
Color Image Scanner Cartridge ...................................................................
Getting Help From Canon ..................................................................................
Servicing the Printer ....................................................................................
2 Using the Printer With Windows ................................................................
Installing a Printer Driver ...................................................................................
Printing a Document ..........................................................................................
Printer Setup Within Windows 98/95 ................................................................
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box in Windows 98/95 ................
Using the Printer Driver in Windows 98/95 ...............................................
Printer Setup Within Windows 3.1 ....................................................................
Accessing the Printing Options ....................................................................
The Windows Tabs ..............................................................................................
Specifying Your Printing Options ...............................................................
Recommended Graphics Settings ................................................................
Using the Setup Analyzer .............................................................................
Using Cartridge Detection ...........................................................................
Printing Speed Versus Color ..............................................................................
For Quick Color Printing .............................................................................
For High Quality Color Printing .................................................................
For Monochrome Printing ..........................................................................
Other Ways to Improve Print Speed in Windows ......................................
3 Paper Handling ..................................................................................................
Selecting Paper Types ..........................................................................................
Paper Guidelines ...........................................................................................
Setting the Paper Thickness Lever ......................................................................
Printer Settings for Various Print Media............................................................
Loading Paper ......................................................................................................
Automatically Feeding Paper ........................................................................
Auto Feed Guidelines ....................................................................................
Manually Feeding Paper................................................................................
Printing on Envelopes .........................................................................................
Using Canon’s Specialty Papers .........................................................................
Specialty Paper Guidelines............................................................................
High Resolution Paper HR-101 ...................................................................
Fabric Sheet FS-101 ......................................................................................
Printing on Banner Paper .............................................................................
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4 Maintaining the Printer .................................................................................. 4-1
Printer Guidelines ...............................................................................................
Cleaning the Printer ...........................................................................................
Printing the Test Pages .......................................................................................
Printing the Test Pages From Windows ......................................................
Printing the Test Pages Using the Operator Panel .....................................
Cleaning the Print Head .....................................................................................
Cleaning the Print Head From Windows ...................................................
Cleaning the Print Head Using the Operator Panel ...................................
BJ Cartridge Guidelines ......................................................................................
BJ Cartridge and BJ Tank Maintenance ......................................................
Replacing the BJ Cartridge .................................................................................
Replacing a BJ Tank in the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge ...................................
Storing a BJ Cartridge ........................................................................................
Installing and Removing the Optional Color Image Scanner Cartridge..........
Installing the Color Image Scanner Cartridge ............................................
Removing the Color Image Scanner Cartridge ..........................................
Transporting the Printer ....................................................................................
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Identifying Your Printer Problem ......................................................................
General Problems ...............................................................................................
Clearing Paper Jams ............................................................................................
Appendix A
Specifications ................................................................................
Printing Specifications .......................................................................................
BJ Cartridges .......................................................................................................
General ................................................................................................................
Optional IS-22 Color Image Scanner Cartridge ...............................................
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Index ..........................................................................................................................
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FCC Regulations ......................................................................................................FCC-1
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Canon BJC-4400 Series Color
Bubble Jet™ Printer. We appreciate your choosing this printer to meet
your printing needs.
The BJC-4400 Series printers offer excellent print quality and fast print
speed using both color and black inks. We are certain you will be
satisfied with this advanced Bubble Jet technology.
This chapter:
❍ Lists the supplies, accessories, and options you can purchase for the
printer
❍ Describes Canon’s customer support services
Chapter 1
Introduction
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Introduction 1
Supplies and Accessories
Your BJC-4400 Series printer supports excellent and unique print media
options that will allow you to produce dazzling, professional, and fun
presentations. All of these print media are specially designed and
manufactured to work with your Canon color printer so you can
produce the finest output possible.
Canon has an extensive dealer network equipped to offer you supplies
as you need them. To find a dealer near you, call the Canon Referral
Service at 1-800-848-4123.
If supplies are not available from your local dealer, you can order
directly from Canon by calling 1-800-671-1090.
BJ Cartridges and BJ Tanks
You can use the following BJ® cartridges with the BJC-4400 Series
printers:
❍ BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
❍ BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge
❍ BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
❍ BC-29F Neon BJ Cartridge
You can purchase the following BJ tanks for use in the BC-21e Color
BJ Cartridge:
❍ BCI-21 Black BJ Tank
❍ BCI-21 Color BJ Tank
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BJ cartridges contain the Bubble Jet print head and BJ tank(s), while
BJ tanks contain ink only.
Introduction
Chapter 1
Canon’s limited warranty does not cover damage caused to Canon’s
Bubble Jet products that is attributable to the use of third party parts or
supplies, including inks. The limited warranty remains in effect for its
life once that particular damage has been properly repaired.
For optimum printing results, Canon recommends that you use only
Canon BJ cartridges and BJ tanks.
You can also purchase the optional Canon BC-22e Photo Kit, which
includes everything you need to produce photo-realistic images:
❍ BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
❍ SB-21 Ink Cartridge Storage Box
❍ Canon High Resolution Paper HR-101 (60 sheets)
See Chapter 4, Maintaining the Printer, for details on replacing
BJ cartridges.
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Canon has more engineers dedicated to creating quality ink for providing
the best results for output on Bubble Jet printers than any other
organization. Canon does not prohibit the use of third-party inks and the
use of third-party inks does not invalidate the product’s limited warranty.
However, Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance of your
printer when you are using inks from other suppliers.
Canon Specialty Papers
Canon manufactures numerous specialty papers, including:
❍ Glossy Photo Paper GP-201
❍ Banner Paper
❍ Brilliant White Paper
❍ High Resolution Paper HR-101
❍ T-Shirt Transfers TR-101
❍ Greeting Cards GC-101
❍ Bubble Jet Paper LC-301 (water resistant)
❍ Fabric Sheet FS-101
❍ Transparencies CF-102
❍ Back Print Film BF-102
❍ High Gloss Film HG-101
See Chapter 3, Paper Handling, for details on Canon’s Specialty Papers.
Color Image Scanner Cartridge
You can use your BJC-4400 Series printer as a color image sheetfed
scanner by removing the BJ cartridge from the printer and replacing it
with the optional IS-22 Color Image Scanner Cartridge. This scanner
cartridge employs an optical head in place of a print head to scan images
and text on paper fed through the printer. Installation of the scanner
cartridge is described later in this manual. For details about using the
scanner cartridge, see the IS-22 Color Image Scanner Cartridge User’s
Manual that comes with the scanner cartridge package.
See Chapter 4, Maintaining the Printer, for instructions on how to install
the scanner cartridge.
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Canon Customer Care Center
❍ 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, toll-free automated support for troubleshooting
issues on most current products (1-800-423-2366)
❍ Speak to a technician free of service charge (currently Monday–
Friday, 8:00 am–10:00 pm EST, excluding holidays) for products
still under warranty** (1-757-413-2848)
❍ Speak to a technician for a service charge (currently $24.99 per call)
during holidays and days/hours not listed above regarding urgent
product questions or for products no longer under warranty
(1-800-423-2366)
Or for a charge of $2.50 per minute, to a maximum of $25.00 per
call (1-900-246-1200)
❍ E-mail support via the Canon Computer Systems, Inc. Web site
(www.ccsi.canon.com)
❍ 24-hour, toll-free Fax Retrieval System (1-800-526-4345)
❍ To download the latest drivers using your modem, 24-hour Bulletin
Board Service (1-757-420-2000)
*Support program specifics subject to change without notice.
**Refer to individual product information for warranty details.
Canon Canada
Within Canada, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1-800-263-1121)
In other countries, please contact your Canon dealer.
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Canon Computer Systems, Inc. offers a full range of customer technical
support* options including:
Servicing the Printer
The Canon BJC-4400 Series Color Bubble Jet Printers are designed with
the latest technology to provide trouble-free operation. The Warranty
Card that comes with the printer describes Canon’s one-year limited
warranty for your Bubble Jet printer. Be sure to read the warranty
information to find out about the different service options available
to you.
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Save your sales receipt for proof of purchase. In the event that your
printer needs service, you will need your proof of purchase to obtain
warranty service.
If you feel your BJC-4400 Series Color Bubble Jet Printer needs
servicing, contact Canon on the World Wide Web to locate the Canon
Authorized Service Facility (ASF) nearest you. If you do not have access
to the Web, you can call Canon (see page 1-5).
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Using the Printer With Windows 2
This chapter describes how to use the printer with your Windows
applications. It includes:
❍ Installing a printer driver
Using the Printer
With Windows
❍ Printing a document
❍ Printer setup within Windows 98/95
❍ Printer setup within Windows 3.1
❍ The Windows tabs
❍ Printing speed versus color
Installing a Printer Driver
Before you can use any type of printer with your computer, you must
install a printer driver. The printer driver tells the computer what kind of
a printer you are using. The printer driver also controls the various
settings, such as print quality and paper type. You define these settings
within the printer driver, and the printer driver then communicates the
settings to both the computer and the printer.
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Chapter 2
You must install the BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for Windows before
you can use the printer with your computer. See your Quick Start Guide
for instructions.
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Printing a Document
This procedure describes the general steps required for printing from
various Windows applications. The exact steps for printing a document
may vary depending on the application program you are using. Refer
to your software application’s documentation for the exact printing
procedure.
Start your
application.
Make sure
the Canon
BJC-4400 Series
is selected as
your default
printer.
❍ Start the program you are using to create the document,
and open the document you want to print.
❍ Choose Print or Print Setup from the File menu. You will
see a screen similar to this:
❍ Click on the Properties or Setup button if you want to
make any adjustments as appropriate for printing your
document. (See Printer Setup Within Windows 98/95 or
Printer Setup Within Windows 3.1 for details.)
❍ After making any necessary changes to the printing
parameters, click OK to start the print job.
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Printer Setup Within Windows 98/95
You can use the printer with all your Windows 98/95 applications.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box
in Windows 98/95
You can open the Properties dialog box in one of the following ways:
❍ From the Printers folder, you can select the printer and then select
the Properties command from the File menu.
❍ From the Printers folder, you can select the printer, click the right
mouse button, and then select Properties from the drop down list.
Using the Printer Driver in Windows 98/95
The printing options are displayed on the following Windows 98/95
tabs: General, Details, Paper, Graphics, Setting, and Control. See The
Windows Tabs section (page 2-5) for details. (You may also see a Sharing
tab if your printer is being shared by a Network.)
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For detailed information on any of the printing options, you can use the
Windows 98/95 on-line Help:
❍ Use the right mouse button to click an item on the screen; then
click the What’s This? command.
❍ Click ? and then click an item.
❍ Press F1.
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With Windows
❍ From within any Windows application, you can select the Print or
Print Setup command.
Printer Setup Within Windows 3.1
You can use the printer with all your Windows 3.1 applications.
Accessing the Printing Options
You can access the printing options from the Printers dialog box in the
Control Panel, or you can select the Print Setup option available from
the File menu of most applications that run in Windows.
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If the Print Setup option does not appear in the File menu for your
application, refer to the user’s manual supplied with the application.
It should provide information about changing the printer setup
parameters.
In Windows 3.1, the printing options are displayed on these tabs: Paper,
Graphics, Setting, and Control. See the next section, The Windows Tabs,
for details.
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The Windows Tabs
The BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for Windows has several tabs from
which you can select your printing options and learn about your printer
driver as well as your new printer.
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❍ General (Windows 98/95 only)
This tab allows you to add comments regarding the printer driver and
print a test page or a separator page. (You see this tab when you open
the Properties dialog box from the Printers folder, not from within a
Windows application.)
ADD COMMENTS
HERE
PRINT A
SEPARATOR
PAGE
PRINT A TEST PAGE
❍ Details (Windows 98/95 only)
This tab allows you to specify printer port settings, spool settings,
and time-out settings. (You see this tab when you open the
Properties dialog box from the Printers folder, not from within a
Windows application.)
DEFINE THE
PRINTER’S PORT
SPECIFY THE
PRINTER DRIVER
SPECIFY TIMEOUT
SETTINGS
SPECIFY SPOOL
SETTINGS
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❍ Paper
This tab allows you to specify page orientation, paper size, and type
of print media. (The printing options on this tab are the same for
both Windows 98/95 and Windows 3.1.)
SPECIFY PAGE
ORIENTATION
SPECIFY SIZE
OF PAPER
SPECIFY TYPE
OF PAPER
SPECIFY
PAPER FEED
METHOD
❍ Graphics
This tab allows you to specify print quality, color model, and print
model. (The printing options on this tab are the same for both
Windows 98/95 and Windows 3.1. However, the Image Color
Matching feature is available in Windows 98/95 only.)
SPECIFY PRINT
QUALITY
SELECT A
COLOR MODEL
(BE SURE TO
SELECT PHOTO
COLOR WHEN
YOU INSTALL
THE OPTIONAL
BC-22e PHOTO
BJ CARTRIDGE)
SELECT A
PRINT MODEL
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ENABLE OR
DISABLE IMAGE
COLOR MATCHING
(WINDOWS 98/95
ONLY)
ENABLE OR
DISABLE FINE
MODE
ENABLE OR
DISABLE IMAGE
OPTIMIZER
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❍ Setting
This tab allows you to turn on or off the Setup Analyzer and
Cartridge Detection. It also allows you to save up to four custom
print settings. (The printing options on this tab are the same for
both Windows 98/95 and Windows 3.1.)
ENABLE OR DISABLE
CARTRIDGE
DETECTION
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ENABLE OR
DISABLE SETUP
ANALYZER
SAVE YOUR
CUSTOM PRINT
SETTINGS
❍ Control
This tab allows you to print test pages, turn the printer off, enable or
disable the auto power on feature, clean the print head, or move the
BJ cartridge so you can change it. It also allows you to turn off the
printer after a certain period of inactivity. (The printing options on
this tab are the same for both Windows 98/95 and Windows 3.1.)
PERFORM
PRINTER TESTS
POWER OFF PRINTER
CLEAN THE PRINT HEAD
CHANGE THE
BJ CARTRIDGE
CONTROLS THE AUTO
POWER OFF FEATURE,
WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO
AUTOMATICALLY TURN
OFF THE PRINTER IF IT IS
IDLE FOR A SPECIFIED
PERIOD OF TIME; AFTER
CHANGING A SETTING, BE
SURE TO CLICK SET
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Specifying Your Printing Options on the Windows Tabs
Be sure to use your on-line help to find out about the settings available
for each printing option.
❍ To move between the Windows tabs, click on any of the tabs.
❍ To save the settings and exit, click the OK button.
❍ To cancel your setting selections on a tab, click the Cancel button.
❍ To save your settings without exiting, click the Apply button.
❍ To access helpful information about the printer and the printer
driver, click on the Help button.
Recommended Graphics Settings
You can select the following printing options from the Graphics tab to
achieve the specified results.
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Fastest B&W
output possible
Fast letter quality
output
Color Model
Results
Draft
180 × 180 dpi
Monochrome
Uses less ink. Output
quality is draft.
Standard
360 × 360 dpi
Monochrome
Slightly slower than
draft. Quality is standard.
Fast B&W photograph Standard and
and graphic output
Fine On
360 × 360 dpi
Monochrome
Slower than B&W but
better grayscale quality.
High quality
output
High and
Fine Off
720 × 360 dpi
Monochrome
Produces highest
resolution output.
High quality
photograph and
graphic output
High and
Fine On
720 × 360 dpi
Monochrome
Slower than Standard but
optimizes B&W grayscale
quality.
Fast color output
Draft
180 × 180 dpi
Color
Uses less ink. Output
quality is draft.
Color output
Standard
360 × 360 dpi
Color
Fast color printing but
quality is not optimized.
High quality
color output
High and
Fine On
720 × 360 dpi
Color
Uses Drop Modulation
Technology to optimize
color print quality but the
print speed is slower.
Photo-realistic
color printing
Standard
360 × 360 dpi
Photo Color
Produces photo-realistic
color printing. (Requires
BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
and High Resolution
Paper HR-101 or Glossy
Photo Paper GP-201.)
True photo
quality printing
High
360 × 360 dpi
Photo Color
Uses Drop Modulation
Technology™ to produce
true photo quality.
(Requires BC-22e Photo
BJ Cartridge and High
Resolution Paper HR-101
or Glossy Photo Paper
GP-201.)
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To achieve
Driver settings
Print Quality
Using the Setup Analyzer
The Setup Analyzer allows the printer driver to evaluate your choice of
printing settings. On the Setting tab, you click on the green ✔ to enable
the Setup Analyzer. Click on the red symbol to disable it.
When you exit the printer driver and accept your printing settings by
clicking the OK button, the Setup Analyzer (if enabled) checks to see if
any of your settings are contrary to the recommended settings.
If there are inconsistencies, a dialog box similar to this appears:
The inconsistencies appear with check boxes. You can use the dialog box
buttons to select or deselect the inconsistencies and/or fix or ignore the
inconsistencies.
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Using Cartridge Detection
If Cartridge Detection cannot detect the cartridge type, it advises you to
check that your printer is on-line and that the cables are secure.
If you choose the Monochrome Color Model and you have a BC-21e
Color BJ Cartridge installed, you’ll see:
Performance Tip!
You now have a color cartridge installed in your
printer. For faster printing speed, change the
color cartridge to the monochrome cartridge.
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Use Cartridge Detection if you want the driver to alert you when the
installed BJ cartridge is not the correct choice to use with your Color
Model setting. To enable Cartridge Detection, which is located on the
Setting tab, click on the green ✔. Click on the red symbol to disable it.
Printing Speed Versus Color
The BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for Windows can interpret and
translate the full spectrum of colors, up to 16.7 million colors. When
printing in color, there is a significant increase in the amount of
information that the driver has to interpret and translate. When printing
with black ink only, the driver has only one color to interpret.
By decreasing the amount of colors that the printer driver has to
interpret, you can significantly decrease the time needed to translate
the information. This will speed up the overall printing process.
For Quick Color Printing
In the BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for Windows, choose the following
settings. These selections allow the printer driver to interpret and
translate 256 colors, which will increase your printing speed. However,
your print quality will not be optimized.
❍ Media Type—Plain Paper
❍ Print Quality—Standard; Fine is off
❍ Color Model—Color
❍ Print Model—Custom
❍ Color Selection—Fast Color
For High Quality Color Printing
Select the settings shown below to allow the printer driver to interpret
and translate up to 16.7 million colors. Keep in mind that your print
speed will be slower than with other setting combinations.
❍ Print Quality—High; Fine mode is on
❍ Color Model—Color
❍ Print Model—Automatic
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For Monochrome Printing
Use the BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge to optimize the printer’s performance
when you are printing black text and graphics only.
In the BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for Windows, choose the following
settings to tell your printer to print using black ink only.
❍ Media Type—Plain Paper
❍ Print Quality—Standard
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❍ Color Model—Monochrome
❍ Print Model—Automatic
Other Ways to Improve Print Speed in Windows
To improve printing speed, you can try the following:
❍ Turn off the Print Manager in the Windows Control Panel
(Windows 3.1 only)
This avoids the extra step of sending the print file to the Print
Manager and may increase your printing speed by as much as 25%,
depending on the computer you are using.
❍ Add a permanent swap file in Windows 3.1
Under the 386 Enhanced icon in the Windows Control Panel, add or
create a permanent swap file that is from 4 MB to 9 MB. The
computer will be able to prepare the print file faster. See your
Windows documentation for instructions.
❍ Avoid diffusion halftones
In the Custom Settings dialog box, choose Diffusion only when
printing final output or photographic images. Choosing a Halftone
setting of Fine allows documents to print as much as 20% faster
because the computer does not need to compute to “best possible
position” for each dot.
❍ Avoid screen matched color
In the Custom Settings dialog box, avoid Match as the Color
Adjustment setting. The screen matching feature takes longer to
process in the computer because it requires special information.
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❍ Avoid automatic settings
Although the automatic settings are easy to use, the computer must
interpret the printed page. This takes more time than if you select
each setting.
❍ Free up your memory
Use only one software program at a time and unload any screen
saving utilities or programs stored in Windows background; this
frees up more memory for Windows processing.
❍ Use Monochrome when possible
If you will be printing text in black ink only, choose a Color
Selection of Black and White rather than Grayscale. Print draft
documents in Monochrome rather than Color, or use Draft print
quality when printing color.
❍ Limit the number of colors on each page
The computer will need to calculate and transmit fewer dots. Too
many colors can make the image confusing and less effective as well
as cause the print speed to slow down.
❍ Use primary colors when printing presentation graphics
Use black, cyan, yellow, magenta, blue, green, and red when possible.
The computer will need to calculate and transfer less dot
information.
❍ Use the Draft print quality
The printer will need to image fewer dots.
❍ Use Plain Paper as the Media Type
The print head will make only one pass for each printed line.
❍ Use smaller graphics and more white space in your
documents
The computer will be able to prepare the print file faster.
❍ Add RAM to your computer
The computer will be able to prepare the print file faster.
❍ Use a computer with a faster processor
The computer will be able to prepare the print file faster.
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Chapter 2
Paper Handling 3
This chapter describes how to use the printer for all your printing
operations. It includes:
❍ Selecting paper types
❍ Setting the paper thickness lever
❍ Summary of printer settings for various print media
❍ Automatically loading paper
❍ Manually feeding paper
❍ Using Canon’s Specialty Papers
To ensure the best performance of your printer, you’ll want to select the
best paper and load it correctly. You can stack paper in the sheet feeder
to load it automatically, or you can manually feed one sheet at a time.
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❍ Printing on envelopes
Selecting Paper Types
One of the most important things you can do to assure the best possible
performance of your Bubble Jet printer is to select the correct paper.
Your printer produces letter quality print on most plain bond papers,
including cotton bond and photocopying papers; it does not require
special ink jet papers. However, the print quality varies with different
paper types. Be sure to test a type of paper before you purchase a large
quantity.
Plain Paper
The printer supports paper sizes of letter, legal, and A4 in portrait
orientation. You can use regular copier paper, cotton bond papers, and
typical letterhead. Always use paper without curls, folds, staples, or
damaged edges.
Glossy Photo Paper
Canon Glossy Photo Paper GP-201 is a high gloss, thicker paper that
produces the look and feel of a photograph. Use this paper with the
BC-21e Color or BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge to produce photo-realistic
prints from your printer. (In your printer driver, select Glossy Paper
when you have Glossy Photo Paper loaded.)
Banner Paper
Canon’s Banner Paper is specifically designed for printing one
continuous sheet in a banner format. The connected sheets are divided
by a perforation. You can print from two to six sheets at one time.
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Brilliant White Paper
Canon’s unique paper formulation gives you a bright white printing
surface that produces incredibly brilliant colors and dark, crisp black
text. This paper works great for proposals, color presentations, color
charts/graphs, flyers, and newsletters. You can print on both sides of
the sheet. (In your printer driver, select Plain Paper when you load
this paper.)
High Resolution Paper
The Canon High Resolution Paper HR-101 is designed to produce
photo-realistic quality output with sharp and vivid graphics. For best
results, use the optional BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge to produce images
comparable to your favorite photographs.
T-Shirt Transfers
Greeting Cards
Get the most out of your Canon Creative or other card making software
with Canon Greeting Cards GC-101. These cards give your unique,
personalized cards the look and feel of professional cards. You can create
cards, invitations, announcements, and more.
Bubble Jet Paper (water resistant)
The Canon Bubble Jet Paper LC-301 has been developed for high quality
printing with minimal or no smearing or running when in contact with
water or damp surfaces, making it a good choice for damp or rainy
environments. The paper is specially coated and printable on both sides.
(In your printer driver, select Plain Paper when you load this paper.)
Fabric Sheets
Use Fabric Sheet FS-101 for Canon Bubble Jet printers to print pillow
covers, scarves, flags, and other textile items. Use these sheets for appliqués
and other craft and sewing projects. Fabric sheets are 9.5 × 14 inches.
Transparencies
CF-102 Transparencies from Canon are recommended. These
transparencies produce excellent contrast, sharpness, and color.
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Use Canon’s popular T-Shirt Transfers TR-101 to create and personalize
T-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, tablecloths, napkins, tote bags, and
anything else your imagination allows! Use on any cotton or cotton/
poly blend fabric. Your image is printed in mirror image (when you use
T-Shirt Transfer mode through the BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver) so
when you iron it onto the T-shirt the image is viewed correctly.
Back Print Film
Canon Back Print Film BF-102 has been specially developed for Canon
Color Bubble Jet printers. The film is designed to deliver brilliant, highintensity color images suitable for business presentations, design work,
or professional reports. Back print film is printed on the back (nonglossy) side of the film in mirror image and then viewed from the front
or glossy side using a backlighting device.
High Gloss Film
The Canon High Gloss Film HG-101 features a bright white finish that
lends striking visual power to charts, graphs, and photographic images.
Use this film to make your presentation materials and graphics look
professional.
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If you are printing in an application outside Windows, your software
application or printer driver must support mirror image printing in
order to use Back Print Film or T-Shirt Transfers.
Paper Guidelines
When selecting or loading paper, please remember the following:
❍ Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper can
cause paper jams and poor print quality.
❍ Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multipart paper.
❍ When using graph paper, the lines may not match because the
1/6-inch line spacing of the printer is slightly less than that of
graph paper.
❍ If the print density of your page is very high, light paper stock may
curl slightly due to the large amount of ink. If you need to print
dense graphics, try printing on heavier stock.
❍ Do not use thicker paper than meets the specifications for this
printer. Printing with a paper that is thick enough to come in
contact with the print head nozzles may damage the BJ cartridge.
❍ When printing on legal size paper (or larger), do not extend the
paper output tray.
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Setting the Paper Thickness Lever
To ensure trouble-free paper handling, you’ll want to set the paper
thickness lever before loading paper.
❍ Center for the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
❍ Left for the BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge
❍ Right for heavier-weight print media or envelopes
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Be sure to check this lever when you change BJ cartridges, and before
and after printing on heavier-weight print media or envelopes.
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Printer Settings for Various Print Media
Media
Paper
thickness lever
BC-21e
BC-20
Paper
output
guides
Paper feed
Method
Limit (Sheets)
Plain paper
Center
Down
Auto
Approx. 100
(0.4" or 10 mm stack)
Left
Glossy Photo Paper
GP-201
Center
Up
Auto or
Manual
1
Banner Paper
Right
Up
Auto
1 (2 to 6)
Down
Auto
Approx. 100
Brilliant White Paper
Center
Left
High Resolution
Paper HR-101
Center
Up
Auto
Approx. 80
(0.4" or 10 mm stack)
T-Shirt Transfers
TR-101
Right
Down
Auto or
Manual
1
Greeting Cards
GC-101
Right
Down
Manual
1
Down
Auto
Approx. 100
(0.4" or 10 mm stack)
Bubble Jet Paper
LC-301
Center
Left
Fabric sheet
FS-101
Right
Down
Auto or
Manual
1
Transparencies
CF-102
Center
Down
Auto
50
Back Print Film
BF-102
Center
Down
Auto
10
High Gloss Film
HG-101
Center
Down
Manual
1
Other heavier-weight
print media
Right
Down
Manual
1
Envelopes
Single
Stack
Right
Right
Down
Down
Manual
Auto
1
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Loading Paper
You can stack paper in the sheet feeder to load it automatically, or you
can manually feed one sheet at a time through the manual feed slot.
You can place approximately 100 sheets of plain paper (20 lb or
75 g/m2) in the sheet feeder at a time.
You can stack approximately 50 sheets of transparency film or 10 sheets
of back print film in the sheet feeder. However, these special media may
not advance correctly under unusual environmental conditions (such as
extreme temperatures or humidity). If you have trouble with special
papers becoming skewed or feeding multiple sheets, do not stack them
in the sheet feeder. Load them one sheet at a time.
Automatically Feeding Paper
❍ Center for the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge.
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Set the paper
thickness lever.
❍ Left for the BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge.
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Pull the paper
support up
until it stops.
❍ For letter-size and A4-size paper, extend the paper output
tray.
Pull out the
paper output
tray and its
extension.
Fan the paper.
❍ For best results, fan the paper before loading it.
❍ Always fan a stack of paper along the edge that will feed
into the printer first.
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Slide the stack
of paper into
the sheet feeder
until it stops.
❍ Align the edge of the paper with the right edge of the
sheet feeder.
Start your
print operation.
❍ Make sure that the printer is turned on.
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❍ Secure the stack with the paper guide.
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Auto Feed Guidelines
When automatically feeding stacks of paper, follow these guidelines:
❍ Do not open the front cover while printing. This may cause paper
jams, smudges, or malfunctions.
❍ Do not leave paper stacked in the printer for long periods of time;
longer sheets of paper may become bent or curled over time. This
may cause the paper to misfeed or jam.
❍ If your printed page contains lots of graphics, the ink on the page
may be damp due to the print density. Remove the page right away
and allow the ink to dry.
❍ The capacity of the paper output tray is 20 sheets of paper. To
reduce paper jams, remove paper from the output tray before the
count reaches 20.
❍ If paper curls after printing, remove it immediately; otherwise, paper
jams may occur.
❍ The platen (a roller on the inside of the printer) may become inked
if you print data beyond the width of the page. If this happens, clean
the platen with a soft cloth. (For details on cleaning the platen, see
page 4-3.)
❍ Depending on the density of your printed pages, the ink may need
time to dry. Within two to three seconds, the ink becomes smudge
resistant. After drying for several minutes, the ink becomes water
resistant.
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❍ Do not try to load paper into the sheet feeder beyond the paper
limit mark ( ) or the tab on the right side of the sheet feeder;
stacking too much paper may cause paper feeding or printing
problems.
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TAB
❍ Make sure there are no gaps between the stack of paper and the
paper guide nor the right edge of the sheet feeder.
NO GAP HERE
NO GAP HERE
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Manually Feeding Paper
You use the manual feed function when printing on heavier-weight print
media (17 lb to 30 lb or 64 g/m2 to 105 g/m2).
Set the paper
thickness lever.
❍ If you are manually feeding heavier-weight print media,
set the paper thickness lever to the right.
Start your
print operation.
❍ If you are using Windows, you must select Manual Feed
in the BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for the printer to
accept manually fed paper.
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Insert the
single sheet.
❍ Slide the paper into the manual feed slot in the back of
the printer.
❍ Align the sheet with the left edge of the manual feed slot.
❍ Hold the sheet for about two seconds until it feeds
automatically.
After printing on thick paper or envelopes, set the paper thickness lever
(inside the printer) back to the left or center position before printing on
other paper types.
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❍ The printer will automatically load the paper into
position.
Printing on Envelopes
You can stack up to 15 envelopes in the sheet feeder or you can manually
feed envelopes one at a time.
U.S. Commercial number 10 (COM10) envelopes and European DL
envelopes are recommended. You may be able to stack envelopes of
other sizes in the sheet feeder; however, Canon cannot guarantee
consistent performance on envelope sizes other than COM10 and DL.
The following envelopes are not recommended because they may cause
jams or smears, or may damage your printer.
❍ Envelopes with windows, holes, perforations, cutouts, and
double flaps.
❍ Envelopes made with special coated paper or deeply
embossed paper.
❍ Envelopes using peel-off sealing strips.
❍ Envelopes in which letters have been enclosed.
When you are ready to print on envelopes, follow these steps to stack
envelopes in the sheet feeder. (You can also manually feed envelopes one
at a time.)
Set the paper
thickness lever.
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❍ Make sure that the paper thickness lever is set to the
right (A).
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Prepare the
envelopes.
❍ Arrange the stack of envelopes on a firm surface and press
down firmly on the edges to make the folds crisp.
❍ Press all the way around the envelopes to remove any
curls and expel air from inside the envelopes.
PRESS DOWN FIRMLY ON
THE EDGES OF THE FLAP
❍ Make sure any curls are removed from the flap of each
envelope.
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Make sure the
paper support
is raised, and the
paper output tray
is extended.
Insert the
envelopes.
❍ Slide a stack of envelopes into the sheet feeder until it
stops.
❍ Align the edge of the paper guide with the left edge of the
stack of envelopes.
Start your
print operation.
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❍ Make sure the printer is on.
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Using Canon’s Specialty Papers
This section provides guidelines for printing on Canon’s Specialty Papers
and describes special procedures required for High Resolution Paper,
Fabric Sheets, and Banner Paper.
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Be sure to read any instructions that come with your Canon Specialty
Paper. These instructions provide important information regarding how
to achieve the highest print quality with these papers.
Follow these guidelines:
❍ Let the printed sheets of film or paper dry completely before storing
them.
Media type
Drying time
Canon Glossy Photo Paper GP-210
Canon Fabric Sheet FS-101
Canon CF-102 Transparencies
Canon Back Print Film BF-102
10 minutes
1 hour
15 minutes
15 minutes
❍ When a sheet of film has dried completely, cover its printed side
with a sheet of plain (not coated) paper before storing it; this is
recommended even if you place the sheets of film in a clear file or
plastic holder.
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❍ When automatically feeding transparencies or back print film,
remove each sheet after it is delivered. Do not allow film sheets to
stack up.
❍ Do not leave the film in the sheet feeder for long periods of time.
Dust and dirt may accumulate on the film resulting in spotty
printing.
❍ To avoid smudging caused by fingerprints, use a pair of thin cloth
gloves while loading and handling the film.
❍ To avoid fading, do not expose the printed film to prolonged
sunlight.
❍ Store unused papers and films flat. Do not remove papers from their
protective packaging until you are ready to use them.
❍ Store unused film at temperatures between 59°F to 86°F (15°C to
30°C). The relative humidity should be between 10% and 70%.
Uncurling Back Print Film
If Back Print Film becomes curled, follow these steps to uncurl it:
Cover the
non-glossy side
of the film
with a sheet
of plain paper.
Roll the film
and paper up in
the direction
opposite the curl.
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❍ Do not roll the film too tight.
❍ The film and paper rolled together should be about one
inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.
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Keep the film
rolled up for
about five
minutes.
❍ You may want to fasten the roll with a small piece of tape.
High Resolution Paper HR-101
Using the Printer’s Output Tray
Paper Handling
The paper output tray on your printer is equipped with paper output
guides. When using the BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge to print on Canon’s
High Resolution Paper (HR-101), lift the paper output guides on both
sides of the printer’s output tray:
❍ Always lift both paper output guides.
❍ With the paper output guides up, the output tray holds 20 sheets.
❍ After using the BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge to print on High
Resolution Paper, lower the paper output guides.
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Using the Cleaning Sheet
Canon’s High Resolution Paper HR-101 is designed for high quality
printing. This paper is specially coated to produce delicate color output.
After using a package of High Resolution Paper (200 sheets), you need
to use the cleaning sheet enclosed with the paper to remove paper dust
from the printer’s rollers; this will help prevent paper feed problems.
Set up
the printer.
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❍ Make sure the paper thickness lever is to the center.
❍ Make sure the paper support and paper output trays are
extended.
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Insert the
cleaning sheet.
❍ Remove the two pieces of tape from the sheet.
❍ Insert the sheet with the sticky side out (toward you) and
down (going into the sheet feeder).
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❍ Adjust the paper guide to the edge of the cleaning sheet.
Press the
RESUME button.
❍ Make sure the printer is on.
❍ Press RESUME to advance the cleaning sheet into the
printer.
❍ Press RESUME again to start cleaning.
❍ The printer feeds the sheet and then ejects it.
❍ Use a cleaning sheet once only.
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Fabric Sheet FS-101
Fabric Sheet FS-101 for Canon printers comes with a booklet that
describes special handling procedures. Be sure to look through this
booklet for special information regarding the Fabric Sheets. This section
describes specific steps for using Fabric Sheets with the printer.
Be sure to follow these guidelines.
❍ To avoid paper jams, smearing, and other problems, do not open the
printer’s cover during printing.
❍ Use the fixing agent that comes with the Fabric Sheet FS-101.
❍ Do not touch newly printed fabric sheets until the ink is completely
dry. This takes about one hour.
Printing on a Fabric Sheet
Set up
the printer.
❍ Make sure the paper thickness lever is to the right
position.
❍ Make sure the paper support and paper output tray are
extended.
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Insert the
fabric sheet.
❍ Insert the sheet with the cloth side out (toward you) and
the open end up (away from the sheet feeder).
❍ Adjust the paper guide to the edge of the fabric sheet.
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❍ Do not attempt to load more than one sheet at a time.
Set up the
BJC-4400 Series
Printer Driver for
Windows.
❍ In the Paper tab, select A4 for the Paper Size and select
Fabric Sheet for the Print Media.
❍ In the Graphics tab, select High for the Print Quality. You
may also want to select Fine mode.
❍ Start the print operation from your Windows application.
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Dry and
then wash the
fabric sheet.
❍ Let the printed fabric sheet set for about one hour to
allow the ink to completely dry.
❍ When dry, peel the film backing from the printed fabric
sheet. Do not remove the film backing before printing.
❍ Wash the printed fabric sheet for about three minutes
under lukewarm running water to remove extra ink.
❍ Hang the fabric sheet up to dry it again.
❍ Iron the dried fabric sheet with a clothes iron.
❍ See the booklet that comes with Fabric Sheet FS-101 for
details on drying and washing.
Printing on Banner Paper
For best results, use Canon Banner Paper.
To set up a print job on banner paper, you must decide on the number
of sheets you need. You can print banners from 2 to 6 sheets in length.
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Always leave an extra sheet at the end of the banner—just in case the
type runs over.
The shaded portions of the drawing below illustrate the maximum
recommended printing area of banner paper.
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❍ Printing on banner paper requires quite a bit of ink. If you think
your BJ cartridge may run out of ink, use a new BJ cartridge.
❍ For best print results on banner paper, use light design patterns.
❍ To prevent ink from running over the edges of the sheet, print
within the margins shown in the previous illustration.
Set the paper
thickness lever for
banner paper
❍ Open the front cover. Use both hands to open the front
cover.
❍ Set the paper thickness lever to the right.
Cut the banner
at a crease
according to the
length you need.
❍ The maximum length you can use is six sheets (66 inches
or 1676 mm).
❍ Always leave an extra sheet at the end of the banner—just
in case the type runs over.
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❍ Close the front cover.
Pull out the paper
output tray and
lift the paper
output guides.
Insert the
banner paper.
❍ Do not pull out the extension on the tray.
❍ Do not pull up the paper support.
❍ Align the first sheet of the paper with the right edge of
the sheet feeder and slide it into the printer until it stops.
❍ Then adjust the paper guide to the edge of the paper.
❍ Do not allow the paper to hang over the edge of the desk
or work table.
❍ Do not extend the paper support when loading banner
paper.
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❍ Gently fold the paper at the crease between the first and
second sheet.
Make sure
the paper exit
area is clear.
❍ Clear space in front of the paper output slot of the printer
for at least one sheet.
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Fold the
banner paper.
Set up your
printer driver.
Start printing.
❍ Open the Windows application you are going to use to
print. From the File menu, select Print. Then select your
print options using the BJC-4400 Series Printer Driver for
Windows.
●
For the Paper Feed Method, select Automatic Feed.
●
For the Paper size, select Banner.
●
See your application software instructions for other
options.
❍ Click OK or Print to start the print job.
❍ Do not allow the paper to hang over the edge of the desk
or work table directly.
❍ Clear enough space in front of the printer for at least one
sheet of paper to rest after printing.
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Maintaining the Printer 4
This chapter covers the care required for your printer. It includes:
❍ Printer guidelines
❍ Cleaning the printer
❍ Printing the test pages
❍ Cleaning the print head
❍ BJ cartridge guidelines
❍ Replacing the BJ cartridge
❍ Replacing a BJ tank in the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
❍ Storing a BJ cartridge
❍ Installing and Removing the Optional Color Image Scanner
Cartridge
Maintaining
the Printer
❍ Transporting the printer
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Printer Guidelines
Follow these guidelines to avoid damage to your printer and harm to
you or others:
❍ Set the printer on a stable surface. Do not use an angled printer
stand. Avoid setting the printer in direct sunlight.
❍ Keep the front cover closed when printing.
❍ Do not set anything on top of the printer.
❍ Make sure the power is off any time you connect or disconnect the
AC adapter or interface cable.
❍ Do not unplug the AC adapter unnecessarily.
❍ Do not unplug the printer or turn off a power strip to which the
printer is attached when the printer’s power is turned on. This may
prevent the print head unit from returning to the home position on
the right and being capped, which may cause the print head to dry
out. This is critical. If left uncapped, the print head unit may clog
and may need to be replaced.
❍ Do not move the mechanism that holds the BJ cartridge. Attempting
to move the BJ cartridge holder may damage delicate mechanical
parts.
BJ CARTRIDGE
HOLDER
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Cleaning the Printer
Your printer requires little routine maintenance. Perform the following
maintenance, as necessary, to keep your printer in good operating
condition.
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❍ Make sure the printer is turned off before cleaning it. It is a good
idea to unplug the AC adapter also.
❍ Do not clean the exterior of the printer with volatile liquids such as
thinners, benzine, or any spray-type or chemical cleaners; doing so
will damage the surface of the printer.
❍ When cleaning the printer, avoid the area near the print head on the
BJ cartridge. Do not touch the print head. Ink may leak out and
cause stains.
Clean the printer regularly to avoid printing problems. Remove any ink
mist or paper debris from the interior of the printer using a soft cloth
moistened with water. Clean especially well around the platen area. If the
rollers become dirty, you can clean them using a small soft brush.
Maintaining
the Printer
PLATEN
ROLLERS
Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft cloth moistened with
water. Clean away smudges and dust.
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Do not use paper products (such as paper towels or tissues) to clean the
inside of the printer.
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4-3
Printing the Test Pages
You can print these test pages to check the operation of your printer and
your print quality. If a test page indicates poor print quality, try cleaning
the print head (see page 4-6). If necessary, replace the BJ cartridge.
Test A
This test prints a repeating pattern of characters.
Demonstration
This test prints a sample page describing the printer’s features.
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Nozzle Test
Use this test print to check that each print head nozzle is operating
properly.
When the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge is installed, the pattern includes all
four colors: yellow, magenta, cyan, and black. In the color pattern, you’ll
notice that lines are missing between the colors. This is normal.
The following sample shows the Nozzle Test when the optional BC-20
Black BJ Cartridge is installed.
Printing the Test Pages From Windows
Maintaining
the Printer
You use the Tests option on the Control tab in your BJC-4400 Series
Printer Driver for Windows to print a self test, demonstration page, or a
nozzle test pattern.
CLICK HERE
TO PRINT
Before selecting a Tests option, make sure paper is properly loaded
in the sheet feeder (see Automatically Feeding Paper starting on
page 3-7).
Click on the Tests option and then click on the Print button.
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Printing the Test Pages Using the Operator Panel
To print a test page, make sure the printer is turned off and paper is
loaded.
❍ Press and hold the POWER button until you hear the number of
beeps that correspond to the test page you want to print.
Test page
Number of beeps
Demonstration
1
Status Information
2
Test A
3
Nozzle Test
4
❍ When you release the POWER button, the test page starts to print.
Cleaning the Print Head
Your printer is equipped with a print head cleaning function to ensure
constant high quality printing.
Cleaning the Print Head From Windows
If you are using Windows, you can execute print head cleaning from the
Control sheet in the printer driver. Simply click on Clean Ink Head.
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Cleaning the Print Head Using the Operator Panel
If you want to clean the print head from the operator panel, follow these
steps:
Make sure
the printer is
turned on.
Press and hold the
RESUME button
for at least two
seconds until
the printer
beeps twice.
❍ Make sure the green POWER light is on.
❍ The POWER light will blink for several seconds while the
print head is being cleaned.
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❍
Perform the print head cleaning only when you encounter a print
quality problem. Unnecessary and repetitious cleaning will waste
ink.
❍ If you execute the print head cleaning while paper is manually
loaded, the printer will eject the paper and then perform the
cleaning.
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Maintaining
the Printer
POWER LIGHT
BJ Cartridge Guidelines
You can use these cartridges with the printer:
❍ BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
Contains the print head unit and two replaceable
BJ tanks—the BCI-21 Color BJ Tank contains color ink
(cyan, magenta, yellow) and the BCI-21 Black
BJ Tank contains black ink. You can replace the
BJ tanks without replacing the print head unit when
you run out of ink.
❍ BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge
Contains the print head unit and black ink only. Use
this cartridge when you will be printing with black ink
only. When you run out of ink, you replace the
complete cartridge.
❍ BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
Contains the print head unit and color and black inks. Use this
cartridge when you want to produce photo-realistic color printing.
When used with Canon’s High Resolution Paper (HR-101) or Glossy
Photo Paper (GP-201), this ink produces images comparable to your
favorite photographs. When you run out of ink, you replace the
complete cartridge.
❍ BC-29F Neon BJ Cartridge
Contains the print head unit and neon color and black inks. Use this
cartridge when you want to add hot new colors to everything from
your business graphs to stickers for your kids. These amazing bright
fluorescent colors make your pictures, graphs, and fun images really
stand out. When you run out of ink, you replace the complete
cartridge.
The actual amount of ink that you use will vary depending on the print
density of a page. If the majority of your output is graphics, you may
need to change cartridges or tanks more often than when you are
printing text only. See Appendix A, Specifications, for details on the life
expectancy of the BJ cartridges.
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You may need to replace the BJ cartridge or a BJ tank when your printed
output is not crisp and clear and there are gaps in the characters
(missing dots)—even after you have cleaned the print head at least five
times.
If you are using the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge and your output is
blank, one of the BJ tanks is probably out of ink. See the instructions
starting on page 4-18 for replacing a BJ tank.
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Canon has more engineers dedicated to creating quality ink for providing
the best results for output on Bubble Jet printers than any other
organization. Canon does not prohibit the use of third-party inks and the
use of third-party inks does not invalidate the product’s limited warranty.
However, Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance of your
printer when you are using inks from other suppliers.
Canon’s limited warranty does not cover damage caused to Canon’s
Bubble Jet products that is attributable to the use of third party parts or
supplies, including inks. The limited warranty remains in effect for its
life once that particular damage has been properly repaired.
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the Printer
For optimum printing results, Canon recommends that you use only
Canon BJ cartridges and BJ tanks.
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BJ Cartridge and BJ Tank Maintenance
The most important thing you can do to extend the life of your printer
and to ensure optimum print quality is take care of the BJ cartridges.
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Spilled ink can stain any surface. Open BJ cartridges and BJ tanks
carefully, and follow the guidelines presented here to protect against
spilled ink.
❍ If you are using both the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge and any other
BJ cartridges, make sure you store the cartridge not being used in
the Ink Cartridge Storage Box.
❍ Keep BJ cartridges and BJ tanks in their sealed containers until you
are ready to use them.
❍ Do not remove the BJ tanks from the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
unnecessarily. This may cause the ink to clog.
❍ Make sure both BJ tanks are installed in the BC-21e Color
BJ Cartridge. Attempting to use the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
with one BJ tank only may cause ink clogging.
❍ If spilled, the ink is difficult to remove. Therefore, it’s a good idea to
keep the BJ cartridges and BJ tanks out of the reach of children.
❍ Do not touch the print head area on the BJ cartridge. Ink may leak
out and cause stains.
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Hold the BJ cartridge on the sides only. Do not touch the silver plate on
the bottom of the BJ cartridge or the silver metal or circuit area on the
side. The metal area may become hot during printing.
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HERE
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THIS AREA
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
The following procedure describes how to replace the BC-21e Color
BJ Cartridge with the BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge. Follow the instructions
in this section to replace an old BJ cartridge or to change BJ cartridges
when you are switching between the BC-21e and any of the other
BJ cartridges.
You only need to replace the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge when the print
head is damaged (or after printing approximately 2000 pages). If one of
the BJ tanks (either color or black) in your BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge is
out of ink, see the next section (page 4-18) for instructions on how to
replace a BJ tank.
Before starting, make sure the printer’s power is on.
❍ Use both hands to grasp the sides of the cover and pull it
toward you.
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Open the
front cover.
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Press the
CARTRIDGE
button once.
❍ The printer beeps and moves the cartridge holder to the
center of the printer.
❍ The POWER light blinks while the cartridge holder is
positioned in the center of the printer.
CARTRIDGE
BUTTON
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Do not attempt to move the cartridge holder manually. This
may damage the printer.
Lift the green
lock lever on the
cartridge holder.
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Slide the
BJ cartridge
out of the holder.
❍ If you are replacing an old BJ cartridge, dispose of the old
cartridge properly.
❍ If you are switching cartridges, you must store the
cartridge you are removing in the Ink Cartridge
Storage Box.
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Store or
dispose of the
BJ cartridge.
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Take the new
BJ cartridge
out of its
protective
packaging.
Remove the
protective
material
from the
BJ cartridge.
❍ Peel off the protective foil.
❍ Lift off the cap from the print head and then remove
the tape.
CAP
Slide the
BJ cartridge
straight into the
cartridge holder.
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TAPE
❍ Be careful not to touch the rollers with the print head.
❍ Make sure the cartridge is pressed against the back of the
holder.
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Press the lock
lever down
completely;
do not use
excessive force.
❍ Make sure the marks on the lever and the cartridge holder
align.
❍ The BJ cartridge is now positioned and locked.
LOCK LEVER
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C
Do not manually move the mechanism that houses the
BJ cartridge. Attempting to move the BJ cartridge holder will
damage the printer.
BJ CARTRIDGE
HOLDER
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Set the paper
thickness lever.
❍ If you installed the BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge, set the
paper thickness lever to the left.
❍ If you installed the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge, set the
paper thickness lever to the center.
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Press the
CARTRIDGE
button.
❍ The printer beeps and moves the cartridge holder to the
home position on the right side of the printer.
❍ The printer cleans the print head automatically.
CARTRIDGE
BUTTON
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Whenever you turn off the printer, the BJ cartridge moves to the home
position on the right and caps itself. If you unplug the printer while it is
printing (or if you turn off a power strip to which the printer is
connected), or if you manually move the cartridge holder from the
home position, the BJ cartridge will not be capped and it may dry out.
If you installed a new BJ cartridge, the printer automatically cleans the
print head. If you need to initiate the print head cleaning, see page 4-6.
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Close the
front cover.
Replacing a BJ Tank in the BC-21e
Color BJ Cartridge
If you perform a print operation correctly but the output is blank, a
BJ tank may be out of ink. Perform the print head cleaning at least five
times. If the output is still blank, replace the empty BJ tank in the
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge.
Leave the BJ cartridge in the printer when replacing a BJ tank. Make sure
the printer’s power is on.
Open the
front cover.
❍ Use both hands to grasp the sides of the cover and pull it
forward.
Press the
CARTRIDGE
button once.
❍ The printer beeps and moves the cartridge holder to the
center of the printer.
❍ The POWER light blinks while the cartridge holder is
positioned to the center of the printer.
CARTRIDGE
BUTTON
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Remove the
empty BJ tank.
❍ The color BJ tank is on the left; the black BJ tank is on the
right.
❍ Grasp the tab on the top of the tank and pull forward to
release the BJ tank.
❍ Then lift the BJ tank up and out of the BJ cartridge unit.
Take the new
BJ tank out of its
packaging.
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❍ Dispose of the BJ tank properly. You may want to place it
in a plastic bag to keep from spilling any residual ink.
❍ Then remove the protective cap.
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Slide the new
BJ tank into
the empty
slot on the
BJ cartridge.
Press firmly
on the tab on
the top of the
BJ tank until
it snaps
into place.
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Make sure
each BJ tank is
correctly seated in
its respective slot.
❍ If you are replacing both tanks, repeat steps 3 through 6
for the other BJ tank.
Press the
CARTRIDGE
button.
❍ The printer beeps and moves the cartridge holder to the
home position on the right of the printer.
❍ The printer automatically cleans the print head unit.
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CARTRIDGE
BUTTON
Close the printer’s
front cover.
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❍ Use both hands to lift the cover into place and press
firmly to close it.
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Storing a BJ Cartridge
Whenever you unwrap a BJ cartridge, you must either install it in the
printer or store it in the Ink Cartridge Storage Box to prevent the print
head from drying and clogging.
Open the
Ink Cartridge
Storage Box.
❍ When opening the Ink Cartridge Storage Box, press in on
the release tab that locks the cover in place.
Carefully set
the cartridge in
the storage box.
❍ You must insert the cartridge correctly or the storage box
will not close.
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❍ The protective cap must be removed from the cartridge
before you set it in the storage box.
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Close the
storage box.
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❍ Be sure the lid snaps closed.
Whenever you remove a BJ cartridge from the printer, store the cartridge
in the storage box (unless you are disposing it).
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If you have more than one Ink Cartridge Storage Box, you can hook
them together. Simply connect them by the slides and grooves on the
sides of the containers.
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Installing and Removing the Optional Color
Image Scanner Cartridge
You can easily convert your printer into a color scanner by installing the
optional IS-22 Color Image Scanner Cartridge. This section describes
how to install and remove the Color Image Scanner Cartridge. For
details on operating the printer as a scanner, see the IS-22 Color Image
Scanner Cartridge User’s Manual that comes with the scanner cartridge
package.
SCANNING
HEAD
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CONTACT TERMINALS
Do not touch the contact terminals or the scanning head.
Installing the Color Image Scanner Cartridge
Remove the
BJ Cartridge.
❍ Open the front cover and press the CARTRIDGE button.
The printer beeps once, the POWER light starts flashing,
and the cartridge holder moves to the center of the
printer.
❍ Lift the green lock lever.
❍ Slide the BJ cartridge out of the cartridge holder.
❍ Store the BJ cartridge in an Ink Cartridge Storage Box
(see page 4-22 for details).
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Remove the
scanner cartridge
from its
packaging.
❍ Handle the scanner cartridge carefully.
Insert the
scanner cartridge.
❍ Hold the scanner cartridge by the ridges on either side of
the cartridge.
❍ Do not touch the scanning head area.
❍ Match the groove on the scanner cartridge with the guide
on the cartridge holder.
❍ Slide the scanner cartridge into the holder and hold it in
position.
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Lower the
lock lever.
❍ Slowly press the lock lever down completely until the
mark on the lever is aligned with the mark on the
cartridge holder.
Set the paper
thickness lever
to the center.
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Press the
CARTRIDGE
button once
and close the
front cover.
❍ The cartridge holder moves to the home position on
the right.
CARTRIDGE
BUTTON
Removing the Color Image Scanner Cartridge
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Always remove the Color Image Scanner Cartridge as soon as you are
finished scanning pictures and replace it with a BJ cartridge. Do not
leave the Color Image Scanner Cartridge in the printer.
Store the scanner cartridge in the soft plastic case provided with the
cartridge. Only store the Color Image Scanner Cartridge in this case.
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Remove the scanner cartridge just as you would a BJ cartridge. (See
step 1 on page 4-24 for details.)
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Never store the IS-22 Color Image Scanner Cartridge in an Ink
Cartridge Storage Box that has been used for a BJ cartridge. The pad in
the storage box where the head of a BJ cartridge rests is covered with ink
that will damage the scanning head of the IS-22 Color Image Scanner
Cartridge.
Be sure to replace the BJ cartridge in the printer after you remove the
scanner cartridge.
Transporting the Printer
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While your printer is small and compact, it is not a portable printer and
you need to take care when transporting it. The printer’s components,
such as the sheet feeder, may become damaged if subjected to severe
vibration during transportation. Also, your print head may dry out
during travel (and become unusable) if it is not capped and taped
correctly.
If you plan to move the printer from one location to another, or if you
want to store it, follow these steps.
Turn off the
printer’s power.
❍ Make sure the print head is in the home position.
❍ Remove any paper from the sheet feeder.
❍ Detach the interface cable.
❍ Unplug the AC adapter but do not remove it from the
printer.
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Open the
front cover.
❍ Tape the BJ cartridge to the side of the printer.
TAPE
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PTR_TSP
❍ Return the paper support and paper output tray to their
original positions.
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Close the
front cover.
Repack the printer
in its original
packing materials.
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❍ Do not remove the BJ cartridge from the printer
or ship a BJ cartridge or an ink tank from which you
have removed the protective cap. An opened
BJ cartridge or BJ tank that is not installed in the printer
may leak, and the print head may dry out. Also, if you do
not tape the BJ cartridge to the side of the printer, ink
may spill into the printer.
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Troubleshooting 5
Due to today’s rapidly changing computer environment, we have placed
troubleshooting information in a variety of places to ensure that the most
accurate information possible is available. The best way to find current
information is through our on-line support services and through our
Fax Retrieval System. On-line services include the World Wide Web and
our BBS.
This chapter contains very basic information to help you solve printer
problems. It covers a few basic problems and describes how to clear a
paper jam. For complete problem solving information, be sure to use our
support services.
Troubleshooting
See Canon Customer Care Center in Chapter 1 (page 1-5) for details on
Canon’s customer technical support options.
Chapter 5
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5-1
Identifying Your Printer Problem
Before contacting Canon, identify your printer problem and make sure
you have the following information:
❍ Product name
❍ Serial number
❍ Place of purchase
❍ Nature of problem
❍ Steps you have taken to solve the problem and the results
The serial number is located on the label on the back of the printer:
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5-2
Attempting to repair the printer yourself may void the limited warranty
as to that repair. See the limited warranty information that came with
your printer for details.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
General Problems
❍ If the printer does not print
•
•
•
•
Check all your cable connections
Check your printer driver setup
Check your computer configuration
Check your BJ cartridge and BJ tanks
❍ If your print quality is not satisfactory
• Clean the print head
• Clean the print head five times
• Replace the BJ cartridge
❍ If colors are missing
• Perform a Nozzle Test (see page 4-5)
• Clean the print head (see page 4-6)
• If necessary, replace the BJ cartridge (see page 4-11)
❍ If you want to print from an MS-DOS application that does
not have a selection for your printer
Troubleshooting
• Select the Epson LQ-2550 or the IBM Proprinter X24E
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Clearing Paper Jams
When a paper jam occurs, the POWER light turns orange and the printer
goes off-line.
Press the
POWER button.
Gently pull the
paper out with
one hand while
holding down the
printer with the
other hand.
Press the POWER
button to turn the
printer back on.
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5-4
❍ Turn off the printer.
❍ If the paper tears off inside the printer, open the front
cover and remove the paper left inside the printer.
❍ The POWER light comes on and the print head moves to
the home position.
❍ The printer is now ready for printing.
If you are printing high density graphics when a paper jam occurs, feed
at least two sheets of paper through the printer to clean the rollers.
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Specifications
Specifications A
Printing Specifications
Printing Method
Bubble Jet ink on-demand
Paper Handling
Automatic feed
Manual feed
Sheet Feeder Capacity – Auto Feed Only
Maximum thickness of stacked paper: 0.4 inches (10 mm)
Plain paper
Approx. 100 sheets (0.4" stack)
(20 lb or 75 g/m2)
Glossy photo paper
1 sheet
Banner paper
1 sheet (2 to 6 long)
Brilliant white paper
Approx. 100 sheets (0.4" stack)
High resolution paper
Approx. 80 sheets (0.4" stack)
T-shirt transfers
1 sheet
Bubble Jet paper
Approx. 100 sheets (0.4" stack)
Fabric sheets
1 sheet
Transparencies
50 sheets
Back print film
10 sheets
Envelopes
15 envelopes (U.S. Commercial
number 10 or European DL)
Paper Size
Appendix A
Letter
Legal
A4
A5
B5
Banner
8.5 in × 11 in
8.5 in × 14 in
210 mm × 297 mm
148 × 210 mm
182 × 257 mm
8.5 in × 11 in sheets;
maximum length 66 in (1676 mm)
U.S. Commercial
number 10 envelope
European DL envelope
9.5 in × 4.1 in
220 mm × 110 mm
Specifications A-1
Paper Type
Recommended
Glossy photo paper
Banner paper
Brilliant white paper
High resolution paper
T-shirt transfers
Greeting cards
Bubble Jet paper
Canon Glossy Photo Paper GP-201
Canon Banner Paper
Canon Brilliant White Paper
Canon High Resolution Paper HR-101
Canon T-Shirt Transfers TR-101
Canon Greeting Cards GC-101
Canon Bubble Jet Paper (water-resistant)
LC-301
Fabric Sheet FS-101 for Canon Bubble
Jet printers
Canon CF-102 Transparencies
Canon Back Print Film BF-102
Canon High Gloss Film HG-101
Commercial number 10 or European DL
Fabric sheets
Transparencies
Back print film
High gloss film
Envelopes
Paper Weight
17 to 30 lb (64 to 105 g/m2)
Print Speed
BC-21e Color BJ
Cartridge
Draft mode—up to 2.5 ppm
Standard mode—up to 1.4 ppm
Fine mode—up to 0.23 ppm
BC-20 Black
BJ Cartridge
Draft mode—up to 6.5 ppm
Standard mode—up to 3.6 ppm
Print Width
Maximum
8 inches
Line Feed Speed
Approximately 150 ms/line at 2/6-inch line feeds
Resolution
Color
Black
A-2
Specifications
720 × 360 dpi
720 × 360 dpi (with Smoothing)
Appendix A
Printable Area—Papers
Specifications
The shaded portion in the following figure shows the printing area for
paper. The table lists the minimum margins.
All Except Fabric Sheet
Fabric Sheet
Margin
Inches
mm
Margin
Inches
mm
L
R
T
B
0.25
0.25
0.12
0.65
6.4
6.4
3.0
16.5
L
R
T
B
0.25
1.35
1.62
1.10
6.4
34.4
41.1
27.9
Printable Area—Envelopes
The shaded portion in the following figure shows the printing area for a
COM10 envelope. The table lists the minimum margins.
Appendix A
Margin
Inches
mm
L
R
T
B
0.25
1.25
0.12
0.65
6.4
31.7
3.0
16.5
Specifications A-3
BJ Cartridges
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
Print head
Print head life
BJ tanks
Ink color
BJ tank yield
BCI-21 Color
BCI-21 Black
64 nozzles for black
24 nozzles for each color (cyan, magenta,
yellow)
Approximately 2,000 color pages at 30%
coverage
BCI-21 Color (cyan, yellow, magenta)
BCI-21 Black
Black, cyan, yellow, magenta
Approx. 100 pages at 7.5% coverage
Approx. 225 pages at 5% coverage
BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge
Print head
Ink color
Cartridge yield
128 nozzles
Black
Approx. 900 text pages at 5% coverage
BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
Print head
Ink color
Cartridge yield
A-4
Specifications
64 nozzles for black
24 nozzles for color
Black, cyan, magenta, yellow
Approximately 50 pages at
7.5% coverage for each color
Appendix A
General
Interface
Acoustic Noise Level
Approx. 45 dB(A) per ISO 9296
Operating Environment
Temperature
Humidity
41° F to 95° F (5° C to 35° C)
10% to 90% RH (no condensation)
Storing Environment
Temperature
Humidity
32° F to 95° F (0° C to 35° C)
5% to 95% RH (no condensation)
Power Source
USA/Canada
AC 120 V 60 Hz
Power Consumption
4 watts maximum nonprinting
30 watts maximum printing
Dimensions
15.1 in (383 mm) W × 9.1 in (232 mm) D × 8.0 in (203 mm) H
Weight
Approx. 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)
Optional IS-22 Color Image Scanner Cartridge
Paper Handling
Sheetfed
Resolution
360 dpi, 8 bit
Appendix A
Specifications A-5
Specifications
IEEE 1284 compatible parallel interface
A-6
Specifications
Appendix A
Glossary G
Automatic feed
Refers to one way in which paper can be fed into the printer when the
sheet feeder is used.
BJ cartridge
The printing mechanism that contains the print head unit and BJ tanks.
BJ tank
Glossary
The special type of ink container housed by the BJ cartridge. The
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge contains two BJ tanks: one color (which
includes cyan, yellow, magenta) and one black.
Bubble Jet printer
An ink-jet type printer that heats the ink to a boiling point in a nozzle to
form a bubble. When the bubble expands, there is no room left in the
nozzle for the ink and the ink is projected onto paper.
CMYK
Acronym for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black; the four colors used in
the standard color model of the printing industry. Refers to a method of
specifying color using CMYK color values. (K is used for black because
B is used to represent blue in RGB.)
Composite black
The black color formed by mixing cyan, magenta, and yellow ink so that
they appear almost black on a printout.
cpi
Characters per inch. A unit of measurement relevant to a fixed-space
font. Because all characters have the same width, you can calculate the
number of characters printed per inch.
cpl
Characters per line. A unit of measurement that indicates the number of
characters printed per line.
cps
Characters per second. A unit of measurement that indicates the
printer’s speed.
Glossary
G-1
dB(A)
Stands for decibel level (a decibel being a unit of measurement for the
intensity of the sound coming from the printer), adjusted for
background noise.
dpi
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for indicating a printer’s
resolution. Your printer can produce a resolution up to 720 × 360 dpi.
Font
A complete set of characters of the same size and style; a particular
implementation of a typeface. For example, 12-point, Courier bold.
Form feed
A printer function that automatically ejects the current page and
advances the printer to the top of the next page.
Grayscale
Representing color in black and white as a result of different intensities
of color. Different colors and intensities of colors appear as different
shades of gray.
Halftone
Using this method, the printer produces shades of gray or of colors by
mapping dots to be printed. For color printing, different colored dots of
ink are placed closely together to create illusions of other colors.
Hue
A color in the color spectrum. Examples are red, green, and violet.
Ink Cartridge Storage Box
A box for storing a BJ cartridge. A BJ cartridge removed from the printer
must be stored inside this storage box to prevent the print head of the
cartridge from drying and clogging.
Intensity
The amount of color. More intense or more saturated colors are more
pure. Less intense or less saturated colors are less vivid.
Interface
The connection between two devices that makes it possible for them to
communicate with each other. This printer features a parallel interface,
which makes it compatible with IBM and similar personal computers.
Landscape orientation
Refers to printing across the length of the page (as opposed to portrait
orientation printing across the width of the page). The term landscape is
derived from pictures of the landscape, which are usually horizontal in
format.
G-2
Glossary
lpi
Lines per inch. The measurement used in describing the number of lines
that will print within one vertical inch. Most printing is done in 6 or 8 lpi.
Manual feed
A method of feeding paper to the printer one sheet at a time.
Noise level
See dB(A).
Page orientation
Refers to the direction of print on the page. Printing across the width of
a page is called portrait orientation. Printing across the length of a page
is called landscape orientation.
The green lever located inside the printer, which you adjust as necessary
to accommodate different BJ Cartridges, paper thicknesses, and graphics
densities.
Parallel interface
An interface that transmits multiple bits simultaneously (usually in onebyte segments). Your printer has a built-in, Centronics-type parallel
interface with bidirectional capability. See also Interface.
Pitch
Refers to the number of characters per inch that can be composed using
a fixed space font.
Platen
Printer component that holds the paper in position during ink transfer.
Point size
Character height is defined in points; one point is 1/72 inch. For
instance, this text is printed using a 10-point font.
Portrait orientation
Refers to printing across the width of the page (letter style). This is the
opposite of landscape orientation, which is printing across the length of
the page.
Print head
The printing mechanism that contains print nozzles and ejects the ink
for printing.
Print head capping
An automatic protection function that prevents the print head unit and
ink cartridges from drying out or becoming clogged with dust.
Glossary
G-3
Glossary
Paper thickness lever
Printable area
The area of a sheet of paper on which a printer can reproduce text or
graphics (the printing area is smaller than the paper). On this printer,
the printing area varies depending on the type of paper being used.
Printer driver
Software that sends printing instructions to a printer. The printer driver
keeps track of the attributes of a printer and the codes the program
must send to access those attributes.
RAM
Random Access Memory. Printer memory that is used for temporary
storage of information you want to print and downloaded fonts.
Resolution
The density of dots for any given output device. Expressed in terms of
dots per inch (dpi). Low resolution causes font characters and graphics
to have a jagged appearance. Higher resolution means smoother curves
and angles as well as a better match to traditional typeface designs.
Resolution values are represented by horizontal data and vertical data,
for example, 360 × 360 dpi. This printer can produce output with
resolutions up to 720 × 360 dpi precision.
RGB
An acronym for Red, Green, and Blue; the three primary colors used in
the additive process to form a wide spectrum of colors.
Smoothing mode
A printer mode that refines your printout by polishing away jagged
edges and ragged stair-stepping curves of characters and graphics.
Subtractive colors
The three primary colors (cyan, yellow, and magenta); when combined
through a subtractive process give a spectrum of colors.
True black
Contrary to composite black, true black color on a printout is obtained
with the use of black ink.
TrueType font
The scalable font technology built into Microsoft Windows 3.1. It offers
you the same font images both on computer displays and printer
outputs.
G-4
Glossary
Index I
AC adapter: 4-2
Accessories: 1-2–3
Acoustic noise level: A-5
Authorized Service Facility (ASF): 1-6
Auto feed guidelines: 3-10–11
Auto power: 2-7
Automatically feeding paper: 3-7–11
B
Back Print Film BF-102: 1-4, 3-4,
3-6, 3-17
uncurling: 3-18–19
Banner Paper: 1-4, 3-2, 3-6, 3-24–28
BC-20 Black BJ Cartridge: 1-2, 3-5,
3-7, 4-5, 4-8–9, 4-11, 4-16, A-2, A-4
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge: 1-2, 3-2,
3-5, 3-7, 4-5, 4-8–11, 4-16, 4-18,
A-2, A-4
BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge: 1-2–3,
3-2–3, 3-19, 4-8–9, A-4
Photo Kit: 1-3
BC-29F Neon BJ Cartridge: 1-2, 4-8–9
BCI-21 BJ tanks: 1-2, 4-9–10, 4-18–21
BJ cartridge(s): 1-2–3, 4-2, 5-3
change: 2-7
guidelines: 4-8–9
holder: 4-12, 4-15
maintenance: 4-10
replacing: 4-11–17
specifications: A-4
storing: 4-22–23
Index
BJ tanks: 1-2, 4-9
maintenance: 4-10
replacing: 4-18–21
BJC-4400 Printer Driver: 2-1
installing: See Quick Start Guide
Brilliant White Paper: 3-3
Bubble Jet Paper LC-301: 1-4, 3-3, 3-6
Bulletin board service (BBS): 1-5, 5-1
C
Canon
accessories: 1-2–4
Authorized Service Facility: 1-6
Canada: 1-5
Customer Care Center: 1-5
Fax Retrieval System: 1-5, 5-1
help: 1-5, 5-1
Referral Service: 1-2
Specialty Papers: 1-4, 3-17–28
supplies: 1-2–4
support services: 1-5, 5-1
warranty: 1-6, 5-2
Web site: 1-5
CARTRIDGE button: 4-12, 4-17–18,
4-21, 4-24
Cartridge detection: 2-7, 2-11
Change, BJ cartridge: 2-7
Cleaning
print head: 2-7, 4-6–7, 5-3
printer: 4-3
Cleaning sheet, High Resolution
Paper: 3-20–21
Clearing, paper jams: 5-4
Color Image Scanner Cartridge: 1-4,
4-24–28, A-5
Index
A
I-1
Color model: 2-6, 2-9
Colors, missing: 5-3
COM10 envelopes: 3-14, A-3
Control tab: 2-7
Custom print settings: 2-7
Customer Care Center: 1-5
D
Demonstration, test page: 4-4
Details tab: 2-5
Diffusion halftones: 2-13
Dimensions, printer: A-5
DL envelopes: 3-14
Document, printing: 2-2
Driver settings: 2-9
Drop Modulation Technology: 2-9
Drying time: 3-17
E
G
General tab, Windows 95: 2-5
Getting help: 1-5
Glossary: G-1–4
Glossy Photo Paper GP-201: 1-4, 3-2,
3-6, 3-17
Graphics
settings, recommended: 2-8–9
tab: 2-6
Greeting Cards GC-101: 1-4, 3-3, 3-6
Guidelines
auto feed: 3-10–11
BJ cartridge: 4-8–9
paper: 3-4
printer: 4-2
Specialty Papers: 3-17–19
H
Envelopes: 3-6
DL size: 3-14
printable area: A-3
printing: 3-14–16
US COM10: 3-14, A-3
Environment: A-5
Heavier-weight print media: 3-5–6,
3-12
High Gloss Film HG-101: 1-4, 3-4, 3-6
High quality color printing: 2-9, 2-12
High Resolution Paper HR-101: 1-3–4,
3-3, 3-6, 3-19–21
Home position, BJ cartridge: 4-2, 4-17
F
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Fabric Sheet FS-101: 1-4, 3-3, 3-6, 3-17,
3-22–24
Fax Retrieval System: 1-5, 5-1
FCC Regulations: FCC-1
Feeding paper
automatically: 3-7–11
manually: 3-12–13
Fine mode: 2-6, 2-9
Identifying, printer problem: 5-2
Image color matching: 2-6
Image optimizer: 2-6
Improving, print speed: 2-12–14
Ink Cartridge Storage Box: 1-3, 4-13,
4-22–23, 4-27–28
Installing, printer driver: 2-1
See Quick Start Guide
Interface: A-5
Internet: 1-5, 5-1
IS-22 Color Image Scanner Cartridge:
1-4, 4-24–28, A-5
I-2
Index
P
Legal size paper: 3-4
Limit mark: 3-11
Line feed speed: A-2
Loading paper: 3-7–13
Lock lever: 4-12, 4-15
Page orientation: 2-6
Paper
guidelines: 3-4
handling: 3-1–28, A-1
loading: 3-7–13
printable area: A-3
size: 2-6, A-1
weight: A-2
Paper feed
limit: 3-6
method: 3-6
Paper jams, clearing: 5-4
Paper output tray: 3-4, 3-8, 3-10,
3-15, 3-19
Paper support: 3-8, 3-15
Paper tab: 2-6
Paper thickness lever: 3-5–7, 3-12,
3-14, 3-20, 3-22, 3-25, 4-16
Paper types: 2-6, A-2
selecting: 3-2–4
Permanent swap file: 2-13
Plain paper: 3-2, 3-6
Platen, cleaning: 4-3
Power
consumption: A-5
off: 2-7
source: A-5
Primary colors: 2-14
Print head, cleaning: 4-6–7
operator panel: 4-7
Windows: 4-6
M
Maintaining
BJ cartridges and BJ tanks: 4-10
printer: 4-1–30
Manually feeding paper: 3-12–13
Memory: 2-14
Monochrome printing: 2-9, 2-13–14
MS-DOS users: 5-3
N
Nozzle test: 4-5
O
On-line
help: 2-3, 2-8
support services: 1-5, 5-1
Operating environment: A-5
Operator panel
cleaning print head: 4-7
printing test pages: 4-6
Optical head: 1-4
Optimum printing: 4-9
Output tray: 3-4, 3-8, 3-10, 3-15, 3-19
Index
Index
L
I-3
Print Manager: 2-13
Print media, printer settings: 3-6
Print model: 2-6
Print quality: 2-6, 2-9
not satisfactory: 5-3
Print speed: A-2
improving: 2-12–14
Print width: A-2
Printable area
envelopes: A-3
Fabric Sheet: A-3
papers: A-3
Printer
cleaning: 4-3
dimensions: A-5
does not print: 5-3
guidelines: 4-2
maintaining: 4-1–30
problem, identifying: 5-2
servicing: 1-6
settings: 3-6
specifications: A-1–5
tests: 2-7
transporting: 4-28–30
unpacking: See Quick Start Guide
weight: A-5
Printer driver: 5-3
installing: 2-1
Windows 3.1: 2-4
Windows 95: 2-3
See also Quick Start Guide
Printer Properties dialog box: 2-3
Printer setup
Windows 3.1: 2-4
Windows 95: 2-3
Printing
a document: 2-2
envelopes: 3-14–16
method: A-1
specifications: A-1–3
speed, versus color: 2-12–14
test pages: 4-4–6
I-4
Printing options
specifying: 2-8
Windows 3.1: 2-4
Q
Quick color printing: 2-9, 2-12
R
RAM: 2-14
Recommended paper types: A-2
Replacing
BJ cartridge: 4-11–17
BJ tank: 4-18–21
Resolution: 2-9, A-2
Rollers, cleaning: 4-3
S
SB-21 Ink Cartridge Storage Box: 1-3,
4-13, 4-22–23, 4-27–28
Scanner cartridge: 1-4, 4-24–28, A-5
Scanning head: 4-24
Screen matched color: 2-13
Serial number: 5-2
Servicing, the printer: 1-6
Setting tab: 2-7
Setup analyzer: 2-7, 2-10
Sheet feeder: 3-7, 3-9, 3-14
capacity: A-1
Specialty Papers, Canon: 1-4,
3-17–28, A-2
Specifications: A-1–5
Storing
BJ cartridge: 4-22–23
environment: A-5
Supplies: 1-2–4
Index
T
W
T-Shirt Transfers TR-101: 1-4, 3-3, 3-6
Test pages, printing: 4-4–6
Toshiba laptop: 5-5–6
Transparencies CF-102: 1-4, 3-3, 3-6,
3-17
Transporting, printer: 4-28–30
Troubleshooting: 5-1–8
Warranty: 1-6, 4-9, 5-2
Weight, printer: A-5
Windows: 2-1–14
cleaning print head: 4-7
printing test pages: 4-5
tabs: 2-5–11
Windows 3.1
printer setup: 2-4
printing options: 2-4
Windows 98/95
printer driver: 2-3
printer setup: 2-3
World Wide Web: 1-5, 5-1
U
Index
US Commercial number 10
envelopes: 3-14, A-3
Index
I-5
I-6
Index
FCC Regulations
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
❍ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
❍ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
❍ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
❍ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications
should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the
equipment.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing
equipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus,” ICES-003 of the
Industry and Science Canada.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la
norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques,” NMB-003
édictée par l’Industrie et Sciences Canada.
FCC Regulations
FCC-1
FCC-2
FCC Regulations
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