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BJ-30
USER
MANUAL
Canon
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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.
© Canon Computer Systems, Inc. 1995
Disclaimer
Canon Computer Systems, Inc. has reviewed this manual thoroughly to
make it an easy to use guide to your Canon BJ-30 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 diskette. 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.
If you have any questions regarding your printer or the information in
this manual, please call the Canon help desk at 1-800-423-2366 (U.S.A.) or
1-800-263-1121 (Canada).
Trademarks
Canon and BJ are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.
Other brand and product names may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
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Using Your Documentation
The following documentation is supplied with the BJ-30 to help you
efficiently use your new printer. Please read and use the manuals according
to your requirements.
Quick Start Guide
This fold-out card summarizes the steps you follow to unpack and set up
your printer. If you are an advanced user familiar with computers and
printers, you can follow the steps illustrated on this card to start printing in
minutes. It also includes quick reference material to help you use the
printer on a daily basis.
User’s Manual
This manual offers detailed information on how to set up and operate your
printer. It includes initial setup procedures, printing operations, daily
maintenance, troubleshooting, and specifications. Read this manual to set
up your printer and master the basic printing operations.
This manual describes how to install the Canon Windows driver supplied
with the printer, and how to use the versatile print options the driver
supports. It also includes application notes and troubleshooting tips for
using the printer in the Windows environment.
Refer to this manual when you have a problem or need to know the
specifications of the printer.
Contents of This Manual
This manual describes how to set up and operate your Canon printer in
several easy to read chapters. To get the most out of your bubble jet printer,
read this manual carefully before using the BJ-30.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Introduces you to the features of the printer, lists the supplies and
accessories you can purchase for the printer, and provides customer
support information and phone numbers.
Chapter 2 Setting Up the Printer
Describes how to unpack and set up the printer, including how to install
the BJ cartridge. It includes installing the Canon printer driver for
Windows and briefly describes how to manage your printer’s features.
Chapter 3 Using the Printer
Describes how to perform various printing operations, including how to
turn the printer on and off, select paper and load it in the printer and travel
with the printer.
Chapter 4 Using the Printer With Your Software
Describes the options you can select with the Windows driver and how to
install printer drivers for MS-DOS.
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Chapter 5 Using the Operator Panel
Explains how to control the printer from the operator panel for users
printing from MS-DOS rather than Windows.
Chapter 6 Maintaining the Printer
Presents printer guidelines and BJ cartridge guidelines, and describes
routine cleaning of the printer, how to clean the print head, how to replace
a BJ cartridge and the ink tanks, and how to store the printer.
Chapter 7 Troubleshooting
Explains in detail what to do when problems occur with the printer. Refer
to this section if you encounter a problem.
Chapter 8 Customizing the Printer
Describes the printer’s FUNCTION settings and explains how you can
customize the factory default settings of the printer by changing them.
Chapter 9 Installing and Using the Battery Pack
Describes how to install and use the optional battery pack available for the
BJ-30.
Appendix A lists printer and portable kit specifications. Appendix B
presents application notes for certain software packages.
The manual concludes with a Glossary and an Index.
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.
Distinctive typefaces identify the printer buttons you press, the lights on
the operator panel, and any commands you enter at your computer.
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The buttons you press appear in this typeface: POWER.
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The options you select from the operator panel appear in this
typeface: HQ.
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When you type something on your computer, it appears in this
typeface: DIR/P.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ....................................................................................................
Features and Benefits .....................................................................................
Supplies and Accessories ...............................................................................
BJ Cartridge and Ink Tank ......................................................................
Print Media ...............................................................................................
Portable Kit, Battery Pack, and Universal Adapter ............................
Related Publication ..................................................................................
Customer Support ..........................................................................................
Servicing the Printer .......................................................................................
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Setting Up the Printer ...................................................................................
Unpacking Your Printer .................................................................................
Selecting a Location for Your Printer ...........................................................
Examining the Printer ....................................................................................
From the Front .........................................................................................
From the Back ...........................................................................................
Operator Panel .........................................................................................
Attaching the AC Adapter .............................................................................
Connecting Your Printer to the Computer ..................................................
Installing the BJ Cartridge .............................................................................
Loading a Stack of Paper ...............................................................................
Printing a Test Pattern ....................................................................................
Installing a Printer Driver ..............................................................................
Installing the Windows Printer Driver .................................................
Using the BJ-30 Windows Driver ..........................................................
Installing the Canon TrueType Fonts for Microsoft Windows 3.1 ...
Printing From Windows .........................................................................
Managing Your Printer’s Features ...............................................................
Software Applications .............................................................................
Operator Panel Buttons ...........................................................................
Function Settings .....................................................................................
Line Printers Versus Page Printers................................................................
Line Printers and Processing...................................................................
Page Printers and Processing..................................................................
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Chapter 3
Using the Printer ............................................................................................
Turning the Printer On and Off .....................................................................
Selecting Paper Types ....................................................................................
Loading Paper .................................................................................................
Auto Feed Guidelines .............................................................................
Printing on Envelopes ....................................................................................
Printing on Legal-size Paper .........................................................................
Printing in Landscape Orientation ...............................................................
Printing the Test Patterns ..............................................................................
All Modes Pattern ....................................................................................
Ripple Pattern ...........................................................................................
Nozzle Pattern ..........................................................................................
Font Pattern ..............................................................................................
Starting the Test Patterns.........................................................................
Traveling With the Printer..............................................................................
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Using the Printer With Your Software .......................................................
Printer Setup Within Windows ....................................................................
Selecting Printing Options .....................................................................
Special Options ........................................................................................
Printing a Document ...............................................................................
Ways to Improve Print Speed in Windows .........................................
Using the Windows Print Manager .......................................................
Setting Up MS-DOS Application Programs ................................................
Selecting a Printer Driver .......................................................................
Selecting a Printer Control Mode ..........................................................
Software and Printer Compatibility .............................................................
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Using the Operator Panel .............................................................................
Operator Panel Display ..................................................................................
Feeding Paper ..................................................................................................
Form Feeding ...........................................................................................
Ejecting Paper ...........................................................................................
Selecting a Print Mode ...................................................................................
Using the Reduction Modes ..........................................................................
Two-thirds Reduction Mode ..................................................................
One-half Reduction Mode .......................................................................
Selecting the Reduction Mode ...............................................................
Selecting a Control Mode ...............................................................................
Selecting a Font ...............................................................................................
Using the Low Ink Warning Function .........................................................
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Chapter 6
Maintaining the Printer ................................................................................
Printer Guidelines ...........................................................................................
Cleaning the Printer ........................................................................................
Cleaning the Print Head ................................................................................
Starting Print Head Cleaning .................................................................
BJ Cartridge Guidelines .................................................................................
BJ Cartridge and Ink Tank Maintenance...............................................
Ink Tank Capacity ...................................................................................
Using Ink ...................................................................................................
Replacing the BJ Cartridge ............................................................................
Replacing an Ink Tank ...................................................................................
Storing the Printer ...........................................................................................
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Troubleshooting .............................................................................................
Check List .........................................................................................................
Errors Indicated on the Display ....................................................................
Operational Problems ....................................................................................
Printing Problems ............................................................................................
Paper Loading Problems ................................................................................
Print Quality Problems ..................................................................................
Windows Problems ........................................................................................
Clearing Paper Jams ........................................................................................
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Chapter 8
Customizing the Printer ................................................................................
Changing the FUNCTION Settings ..............................................................
Verifying the Current Settings ...............................................................
Returning All Settings to Their Factory Defaults.................................
Factory Default Settings .................................................................................
Function Settings .............................................................................................
BJ Mode .....................................................................................................
Epson LQ Mode .......................................................................................
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Chapter 9
Installing and Using the Battery Pack ........................................................
Examining the Battery Case ..........................................................................
From the Front .........................................................................................
From the Back ...........................................................................................
Attaching the Battery Case to the Printer ....................................................
Charging the Battery Pack..............................................................................
Using the Printer With the Battery Pack .....................................................
Battery Pack Capacity ....................................................................................
Printing With a Low Battery ..................................................................
Discharging the Battery Pack .................................................................
Removing a Battery Pack ...............................................................................
Removing the Battery Case ....................................................................
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Appendix A Specifications .................................................................................................. 143
Portable Kit Specifications ............................................................................. 148
Appendix B Application Notes ..........................................................................................
Printing Envelopes in Microsoft Windows .................................................
AmiPro 3.0 .................................................................................................
Microsoft Publisher ..................................................................................
Microsoft Word for Windows ................................................................
WordPerfect ..............................................................................................
Works 3.0 for Windows ...........................................................................
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Glossary
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Index
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BJ-30
Bubble Jet Printer
User’s Manual
Canon Computer Systems Help Desk:
1-800-423-2366 (USA)
1-800-263-1121 (Canada)
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Canon BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer.
It offers exceptional print quality and trouble-free operation with the
convenience of compact size and low cost. We appreciate your choosing this
printer to meet your printing needs. We are certain you will be satisfied
with its advanced bubble jet technology.
This chapter introduces you to the features of your new printer, lists the
supplies and accessories you can purchase for the printer, and describes
Canon’s customer support procedures.
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Introduction
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
Features and Benefits
The BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer produces high quality printing by incorporating
many useful features.
Compact Design
The printer is very compact and lightweight (3.1 lb/1.4 kg). It is perfect for
use in your home where space is valuable, and its ultra-compact design
makes the printer easily transportable. Using the optional battery pack, you
can print documents without AC power. With a fully charged battery, the
printer can print up to 200 pages.
Excellent Print Quality and Speed
The printer’s high performance print head offers 720 (horizontal) by 360
(vertical) dots per inch (dpi) for high resolution printing. Your printer offers
both vibrant print quality and exceptional print speed.
High Quality Ink
The new BJ (bubble jet) cartridge, BC-10, employs high quality, lightresistant ink. The ink dries quickly, looks great on plain paper, and is
smudge-resistant.
Simple Maintenance
The BC-10 Black BJ cartridge contains both the replaceable print head and
the black ink tank. You can replace the ink tank when it runs out of ink. In
case the print head is damaged, you simply replace the entire cartridge.
Convenient Paper Handling
A built-in automatic sheet feeder holds up to 30 sheets of plain paper, 10
sheets of coated paper, transparencies or back print film, or 5 envelopes.
Software Compatibility
Three resident printer control modes enable the printer to work with a wide
variety of software applications. Chapter 4, Using the Printer With Your
Software, describes the printer control modes.
Versatile Graphics Print Functions
You can produce excellent graphics and high quality printing. The printer
gives you the output quality of a laser printer and enables you to create
attractive presentations even while on the road.
Smoothing
This feature refines your printout by polishing away the jagged edges and
ragged stair-stepping curves of characters and graphics, and enables the
printer to print both text and graphics at 720 by 360 dpi.
TrueType Fonts
The Canon TrueType™ Font Pack contains 20 scalable fonts to enhance your
font capability and improve your print quality.
Quiet Printing
The nonimpact printing method offers quiet operation.
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Chapter 1
Your BJ-30 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 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 you want to purchase supplies directly from Canon, you may do so by
calling Canon Accessories at 1-800-671-1090. Supplies are offered at the
manufacturers’ suggested list price.
BJ Cartridge and Ink Tank
Canon offers the following BJ cartridge and ink tank for the BJ-30. (Note that
the BJ cartridge contains the bubble jet print head and ink tank while the ink
tank contains ink only.)
BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge
Incorporates a bubble jet print head and a
replaceable black ink tank. One BC-10 cartridge
comes with the printer.
BCI-10 Black Ink Tank
Purchase this ink tank from a dealer as the black
ink runs out of the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge.
Print Media
Canon manufactures the following print media.
Canon Transparencies CF-102
These overhead clear transparencies (also called Over Head Projection or
OHP film) are specially designed for your BJ-30. Other overhead clear
transparencies may cause problems in your Canon printer by not feeding
correctly into the printer or by not allowing the inks to dry properly. Canon
overhead clear transparencies are specially designed and manufactured to
avoid these problems. Use these clear transparencies to produce crisp and
professional overhead presentations. Letter size is available.
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Supplies and Accessories
Canon Back Print Film BF-102
This unique glossy paper allows you to print extremely high quality color
output, such as required for photographic images and graphics. The back
print film is capable of being viewed by rear illumination, such as a light
box, or as regular prints without the benefit of a light box. Back print film is
a mylar-based translucent sheet. When viewed by a light box, back print
film provides a sharp, bright, and vivid presentation of special items, such
as photographs, portraits, and graphics. It is also great for trade show
displays and other special presentations when rear-illuminated. Letter size
is available.
Portable Kit, Battery Pack, and Universal Adapter
To enhance the printer’s portability, Canon offers the following items for
supplying power to your printer.
Portable Kit NK-300
The portable kit includes one NiMH battery pack NB-300 and an attachment
unit, which allow you to operate the printer when AC power is not
available. When attached to the printer, this nickel-metal hydride battery
pack charges when the printer is not operating. The battery pack fully
charges in about eight hours. When fully charged, it enables you to
continuously print about 200 pages.
NiMH Battery Pack NB-300
You can purchase additional battery packs to use with the Canon Portable
Kit NK-300.
Universal Adapter AD-350U
The Universal Adapter supplies power to the printer from any power source
with an appropriate power cord. With the Universal Adapter, you can use
the BJ-30 in various countries where AC power differs from the U.S.
standard.
Related Publication
Programmer’s Manual
The information in the BJ-30 Programmer’s Manual is intended for the
software designer, the advanced programmer, and the operator who can use
a programming language to send commands to the printer. This manual
explains the printer commands for Canon BJ mode and Epson LQ mode.
To obtain this manual, call Canon Accessories at 1-800-671-1090.
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Help desk
Canon provides customer support and service for all Canon printer
products. If you have any questions regarding your new printer, call the
Canon Computer Systems help desk at 1-800-423-2366. Help is available
Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
and on Saturday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST. The help desk is closed on
Sundays and holidays.
If you seem to have an operational problem, try to solve it by referring to
the information in Chapter 7, Troubleshooting, or by using your Visual
Guide. If you cannot quickly resume normal operation, contact Canon’s
experienced support personnel at the help desk number above.
Fax number
You can send comments, suggestions, and technical questions to Canon via
facsimile. The number for this service is 1-714-438-3317, which accesses a G3
fax machine. Be sure to state your question and provide a phone number or
fax number for a response.
Fax retrieval system
Canon also provides a 24-hour, toll-free fax retrieval system. You can use
this service to get helpful documents faxed directly to your fax machine.
These documents contain useful information to assist you in the operation
of your Canon printer. To access this service, call 1-800-526-4345.
Bulletin board services
Canon also provides a bulletin board service (BBS), which is useful for
obtaining newly developed, third-party drivers. Call 1-714-438-3325. The
protocol for the BBS is up to 14,400 bps, eight data bits, one stop bit, and no
parity.
If you use CompuServe®, you can access the Canon Peripherals Forum. This
allows you to talk with other users, send a message to Canon, or download
printer drivers. Just type GO CANON at any CompuServe prompt.
Canada
Customer support for Canadian residents is available 24 hours a day (seven
days a week) at 1-800-263-1121.
In other countries, please contact your Canon dealer.
Supplies
To purchase supplies, call Canon Accessories at 1-800-671-1090 from 9 A.M.
to 7 P.M. EST.
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Customer Support
Servicing the Printer
The Canon BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer is designed with the latest technology to
provide trouble-free operation. The warranty card that comes with your
printer describes Canon’s limited two-year warranty for its Bubble Jet
printers. Be sure to read the warranty information to find out about the
different service options available to you.
Save the warranty card and keep your sales receipt for proof of purchase. In
the event your printer needs servicing, you will need your proof of purchase
to obtain warranty service.
If you seem to have a problem, try to solve it by referring to the information
in Chapter 7, Troubleshooting. If you cannot solve the problem, contact
Canon’s support personnel at the help desk.
If you feel your BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer needs servicing, call the Canon help
desk to locate the Canon Authorized Service Facility (ASF) nearest you or to
find out about the exclusive Canon InstantExchange limited warranty
service.
At the time of this manual’s writing, Canon does not offer an extended
warranty program beyond the two-year warranty; however, some
authorized Canon dealers may offer such programs for a fee. If you are
interested in an extended warranty, contact your Canon Authorized Service
Facility to see if it offers such a service.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes how to unpack the printer, examines the printer’s
components, and explains how to attach the AC adapter and interface cable
and how to install the BJ cartridge. It also describes how to load a stack of
paper and print a test pattern followed by installing a printer driver and
managing your printer’s features.
If you already set up your printer using the Quick Start Guide, you may
want to look through this chapter to find any additional information it
provides.
Unpacking Your Printer
Follow these steps to unpack the printer:
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Carefully remove all items from the box.
AC ADAPTER
DOCUMENTATION
AND DISKETTES
PRINTER
BJ CARTRIDGE
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Setting Up the
Printer
Chapter 2
Setting Up the Printer
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Check to see that you have the following items.
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Hardware:
AC ADAPTER
BJ-30 PRINTER
BJ CARTRIDGE
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Documentation and Diskettes:
User’s Manual (this manual)
Quick Start Guide
Product Warranty Card
Registration Card
Canon Windows Driver diskette:
(one diskette in an envelope)
TrueType Font Pack (diskette in envelope)
If your printer was damaged in shipping, or if any items are missing, notify
your dealer immediately.
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In addition to the items shipped with your printer, you need a
Centronics®-compatible parallel interface cable (no longer than six feet),
which you can purchase from your dealer.
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Be sure to fill out your Registration card and send it to Canon Computer
Systems, Inc.
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Save your sales receipt for proof of purchase in case your printer
requires warranty service.
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Selecting a Location for Your Printer
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Choose a flat, sturdy surface with enough space for the paper to flow
freely into and out of the printer. Angled print stands may cause
quality and reliability problems.
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Open the paper support to ensure enough space is available for proper
operation. The printer requires this much space:
PAPER SUPPORT
6.1” (153.8 mm)
10.5” (266 mm)
4.30”
(107.6 mm)
11.8” (300 mm)
6.2” (157.6 mm)
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Place the printer where the temperature is stable and set for human
comfort. Avoid areas of excessive heat or humidity as well as direct
sunlight.
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Do not leave the printer in a closed vehicle; this may expose the printer
to extremely high temperatures.
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Do not install the printer near devices that contain magnets or generate
magnetic fields (such as loudspeakers or base units of cordless
telephones). These devices can erase information on the printer’s
intelligent circuits.
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Do not subject the printer to strong physical shock or vibrations.
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Keep the printer clean. Dust accumulation may prevent the printer from
functioning properly.
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Do not place objects on top of the printer.
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To avoid damage, do not lift the printer by holding the paper support.
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Setting Up the Printer
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Setting Up the
Printer
Whether at home, in the office, or traveling, you need to find a comfortable,
convenient and safe location for the printer. Follow these guidelines:
Examining the Printer
Before setting up the printer, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with its
parts and understand their functions.
From the Front
TOP COVER/PAPER SUPPORT—
WHEN OPEN, HELPS KEEP THE
PAPER STRAIGHT IN THE
SHEET FEEDER. OPEN THIS
COVER TO LOAD A STACK OF
PAPER.
SHEET FEEDER—
AUTOMATICALLY
STACKS CUT
SHEETS OF PAPER.
PAPER GUIDE—ALIGNS CUT
SHEETS OF PAPER IN THE
SHEET FEEDER.
OPERATOR PANEL—
CONTROLS THE PRINTER
AND DEFINES BASIC
PRINTER OPERATIONS.
LCD DISPLAY—SHOWS
THE STATUS OF THE
PRINTER.
FRONT COVER—
ALLOWS ACCESS TO
THE INSIDE OF THE
PRINTER.
From the Back
SERIAL NUMBER—
IDENTIFIES THE
PRINTER (ON BOTTOM
OF PRINTER).
AC POWER RECEPTACLE—
ATTACH THE AC ADAPTER
HERE.
PARALLEL INTERFACE PORT—
CONNECT THE PRINTER CABLE
FOR YOUR COMPUTER HERE.
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Operator Panel
POWER BUTTON—TURNS THE PRINTER’S POWER ON
OR OFF.
ON LINE LIGHT—LIGHTS WHILE THE PRINTER IS ON-LINE,
INDICATING THE PRINTER IS READY FOR PRINTING.
FF BUTTON—FORCES A FORM FEED, WHICH EJECTS THE
CURRENT PAGE.
MENU BUTTON—SELECTS MENU MODE OR
STARTS A TEST PATTERN.
or CARTRIDGE BUTTON—SELECTS
A MENU SETTING OR MOVES THE BJ
CARTRIDGE TO THE CENTER OF THE PRINTER.
O/● or CLEANING BUTTON—TURNS THE
FUNCTION SETTING ON OR OFF OR STARTS
THE PRINT HEAD CLEANING PROCESS.
DISPLAY—INDICATES THE CURRENT PRINTER
SETTINGS.
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Setting Up the
Printer
ON LINE BUTTON—SETS THE PRINTER ON-LINE
OR OFF-LINE.
Attaching the AC Adapter
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Use the AC adapter that is appropriate for the voltage and frequency of
your power supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz, 0.5 A. This is standard for an
electrical outlet in the United States or Canada.
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Use only the AC adapter that came with the printer. Use of any other
adapter may damage the printer.
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If you smell a peculiar odor or see smoke, unplug the AC adapter
immediately.
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Do not place anything in front of your wall outlet that may obstruct
your access to it or put pressure on the AC adapter.
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When unplugging the AC adapter, always remove it by holding onto
the adapter unit and not the cord.
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Use the AC adapter indoors only.
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Always plug the AC adapter into the printer before you plug it into an
electrical outlet.
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Always unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet before
disconnecting it from the printer.
To attach the AC adapter, follow the steps below.
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Attach the connector end of the AC adapter into the AC power
receptacle on the back of the printer.
2.
Plug the AC adapter into an AC outlet.
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Connecting Your Printer to the Computer
Setting Up the
Printer
Your printer has an 8-bit parallel interface port, which allows you to use it
with IBM PCs and compatible computers. You need to purchase a
Centronics-compatible, parallel interface cable from your dealer. Ask your
dealer for assistance if you need help selecting the right cable.
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For reliable data communications between your computer and the printer,
use a short cable, six feet or less in length.
To connect the printer to the host computer, follow the steps below:
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Make sure both the printer and the computer are turned off.
2.
Connect the parallel cable.
3.
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Align the cable connector with the printer’s interface port so the
shapes match.
❏
Gently press the cable connector into the port.
❏
Secure the cable connector by snapping the two wire clips (located
on the printer) into the cable connector.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the parallel interface
port on your computer.
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Installing the BJ Cartridge
Now you are ready to install the BJ cartridge.
Open the BJ cartridge package only when you are ready to install the
cartridge.
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the BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer and is the only one you should use.
To install the BJ cartridge, follow the steps below.
1.
Make sure the parallel interface cable and the AC adapter are
attached.
2.
Open the paper support.
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Lift the cover to the open position.
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Press the POWER button.
❏
The current settings appear in the display.
❏
When you turn on the printer for the first time, the BJ cartridge
holder moves to the center of the printer so you can install the
BJ cartridge. The ON LINE light blinks.
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3.
4.
Open the front cover.
❏
Gently press on the raised dots on the front cover.
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Then gently pull the cover to the open position.
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5.
Make sure the cartridge holder is in the center of the printer.
❏
If the cartridge holder is not in the center, press and hold the
CARTRIDGE button.
❏
Do not touch the interior of the cartridge holder or the film cable
when installing the BJ cartridge.
CARTRIDGE
HOLDER
(DO NOT TOUCH)
FILM CABLE
(DO NOT TOUCH)
6.
Unpack the BJ cartridge.
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Peel off the protective foil.
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Remove the protective material from the BJ cartridge.
❏
Lift off the orange cap from the print head, and then remove the
orange tape.
❏
Do not touch the print head area of the BJ cartridge (underneath the
orange tape).
❏
Do not touch the terminals on the BJ cartridge.
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ORANGE
TAPE
PRINT HEAD
(DO NOT TOUCH)
ORANGE
CAP
TERMINALS
(DO NOT TOUCH)
8.
Insert the BJ cartridge.
❏
Gently place the BJ cartridge into the cartridge holder.
❏
Insert the print head into the cartridge holder first.
PRINT HEAD
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9.
Press down on the left side of the BJ cartridge.
10. Close the front cover.
❏
Lift the cover up into place.
11. Press the CARTRIDGE button.
❏
The cartridge holder moves to the right side.
Immediately after installing the BJ cartridge, be sure to press the CARTRIDGE
button (step 11 above) to return the cartridge holder to its home position at
the far right side. In the home position, the printer caps each print head
nozzle. This keeps the print head and BJ cartridge from drying out.
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Loading a Stack of Paper
These steps show how to load a stack of plain paper and test your printer.
In the next chapter, you’ll learn how to print on different types of print
media.
1.
Make sure the paper support is open and the paper guide is in the
leftmost position.
2.
Fan the paper.
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You can stack about 30 sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.
❏
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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3.
Slide the stack of paper into the sheet feeder until it stops.
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4.
Secure the stack with the paper guide.
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Align the paper with the right edge of the sheet feeder.
Slide the paper guide against the stack of paper.
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Printing a Test Pattern
1.
Make sure that the sheet feeder contains a stack of paper.
2.
Make sure that the printer is turned on.
3.
Press and hold down the MENU button until the printer beeps twice.
❏
The word FONT disappears and the number shown on the display
starts blinking.
4.
Press the
display.
button five times until the number 6 appears on the
5.
Press the MENU button to start the Demo pattern.
After printing the Demo pattern, the printer stays on-line.
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If lines are missing in the printed text or if there is no ink on the paper,
check that the BJ cartridge is installed correctly (as described previously in
this chapter). You may also need to clean the print head; see Cleaning the
Print Head on page 79 for instructions.
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Printer
To check that you have properly set up the printer, you can print one of the
printer’s test patterns. The test patterns are described in detail in Chapter 3,
Using the Printer. For now, print the Demo pattern.
Installing a Printer Driver
Before you can print documents from your software applications, you must
install the appropriate printer driver on your computer. The printer driver
takes the information from your application program and translates it into
a language the printer can understand.
If you are using Microsoft Windows 3.1 applications, install the BJ-30 printer
driver for Windows, as described in the next section.
If you are using MS-DOS applications, you must install a printer driver for
each MS-DOS software application that you intend to use with the printer.
See Chapter 4, Using the Printer With Your Software, for details.
Installing the Windows Printer Driver
Before installing the Canon Windows driver, make sure your computer
system has the following minimum configuration:
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386 personal computer
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4 MB random access memory (RAM)
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2.4 MB of available disk space
❏
256-color, VGA color graphics monitor with a minimum resolution of
640 x 480 dots per inch (dpi)
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MS-DOS 5.0 or later
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Windows 3.1
Follow these steps to install the Canon BJ-30 printer driver for
Windows 3.1:
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1.
Turn on your computer.
2.
Make a backup copy of the Windows Driver diskette.
3.
If you are not already in the Windows environment, type WIN and
press Enter.
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Choose Control Panel from the Main Group window in the Program
Manager.
5.
Open the Printers icon. The Printers dialog box appears.
Your screen may show printers in the Installed Printers box. This means
other printers have been installed for your system; this should not cause
any problems.
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4.
6.
Choose the Add button to display the List of Printers box.
7.
Select Install Unlisted or Updated Printer from the beginning of the
List of Printers, and then choose Install. A dialog box appears
instructing you to insert the diskette that contains the printer driver.
8.
Insert the diskette containing the Canon BJ-30 printer driver for
Windows into disk drive A and select OK. (If you are not using drive
A, you can enter the pathname that identifies the drive you are using or
use Browse to locate the drive.)
9.
Choose Canon BJ-30 from the List of Printers and select OK. The
Control Panel installs the files for the BJ-30 printer driver on your hard
disk. The Printers dialog box appears with the Canon BJ-30 listed in the
Installed Printers box.
10. If you need to change the port designation, make sure the Canon BJ-30
is selected in the Installed Printers box. Then select the Connect button
to display the Connect dialog box.
11. Choose your port and select OK.
12. If you want to use the BJ-30 for all of your work, make sure Canon
BJ-30 is highlighted and select the Set As Default Printer button from
the Printers dialog box.
13. Select the Close button to complete the installation of the Canon BJ-30
printer driver for Windows.
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For faster printing operations in Windows, do not use the Windows Print
Manager.
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Using the BJ-30 Windows Driver
When you first install the Canon BJ-30 driver for Windows, it’s a good idea
to run the Setup program and select the printer settings that you will
normally use. Later, from within each of your software applications, you
can select printer settings that are unique to the current print job.
This screen shows the default settings for the BJ-30. See Chapter 4, Using the
Printer With Your Software, for details on selecting other printer settings for
the BJ-30 printer driver for Windows.
Installing the Canon TrueType Fonts
for Microsoft Windows 3.1
Install the TrueType Font Pack to add 20 extra scalable fonts to your font
selection. Follow these steps:
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1.
Make sure your computer is turned on.
2.
Start Windows 3.1 by typing WIN and pressing Enter at the MS-DOS
prompt.
3.
Choose the Control Panel from the Main icon group window in the
Program Manager.
4.
Open the Fonts icon. The Fonts dialog box appears.
5.
Choose the Add button to display the Add Fonts dialog box.
6.
Insert the diskette containing the Canon TrueType Fonts into the
diskette drive.
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In the Drives scroll menu, select the appropriate drive where the
diskette is located. The fonts appear in the List of Fonts box.
8.
Select the fonts by clicking on the fonts you want to add. To select all
the fonts, click the Select All button.
9.
Click on OK. The Fonts dialog box reappears with the installed fonts
listed in the Installed Fonts menu.
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7.
10. To ensure the fonts appear in your application, click the TrueType
button. The TrueType dialog box appears.
11. Make sure an X appears in the Enable TrueType Fonts box. Click on
OK to exit the TrueType dialog box.
12. Click on Close to exit the Fonts dialog box.
Your installation is now complete.
If you would like to remove the installed fonts, please refer to the
instructions that came with your TrueType fonts.
Printing From Windows
After installing the BJ-30 printer driver for Windows, print a simple test
from Windows to make sure the printer is correctly set up. Follow these
steps:
1.
From the Program Manager’s top menu bar, select Window.
2.
From the drop-down list, choose Accessories.
3.
Double-click on the Write icon.
4.
Select File from the menu bar.
5.
Choose Open.
6.
Double-click on the PRINTERS.WRI file.
7.
From the top menu bar, select File.
8.
Choose Print.
9.
In the Print Range box, make sure the Pages options is set to From 1
To 1.
10. Click on OK.
This prints the first page of the PRINTERS.WRI file. Now you are ready to
start using your new printer in the Windows environment.
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Managing Your Printer’s Features
You select and control the printing features of the BJ-30 printer with your
software application, with the printer’s operator panel, or with the printer’s
FUNCTION settings. Each method allows you to select some or all of the
printing features that control the appearance of your printed documents.
FUNCTION SETTINGS (ON
OPERATOR PANEL)
OPERATOR PANEL
SOFTWARE
APPLICATION
Software Applications
Your software applications, when used with the appropriate printer driver,
can control all aspects of the printer’s features. This is the easiest method
for controlling the look of your printed documents, including typeface style
and size and placement of text, graphics, and margins. Normally, settings
made with your software applications override the settings made through
the operator panel or the FUNCTION settings.
See Chapter 4, Using the Printer With Your Software, for details on setting up
your software applications for use with the BJ-30.
Operator Panel Buttons
The buttons on the operator panel allow you to turn the printer on and off,
set the printer on-line and off-line, and pause a print operation. They also
allow you to select basic printing modes, feed paper, clean the print head,
and start a printer self test.
See Chapter 5, Using the Operator Panel, for details.
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FUNCTION Settings
The printer’s FUNCTION settings allow you to set the default printer
configuration settings, such as horizontal print position, text lines per page,
character sets, and so on. See Chapter 8, Customizing the Printer, for details.
Line Printers
Your Canon BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer is an example of a line printer. Line
printers, sometimes called band printers, process and print information
one line (band) at a time. The information sent from the computer to the
printer indicates exactly how each line should look and where each dot is
positioned. This information is similar to a bitmapped graphic that
specifies positions of individual dots of ink.
Page Printers
Page printers process and print information one page at a time. The
information sent from the computer to the printer is sometimes in simple
ASCII code, or more often, in a page description language. This
information is a set of instructions that the printer must interpret to
determine where it should position each dot. Some common page
description languages include PostScript, CaPSL, and HP PCL.
Line Printers and Processing
With line printers almost all of the processing burden falls on the
computer. The printer needs to do very little additional processing of the
information it receives from the computer—it simply executes the
instructions it receives. This means a line printer needs very little
processing power and memory.
Because most of the processing takes place on the computer, the speed of
the computer’s processor (386, 486, Pentium) and the amount of random
access memory (RAM) on your computer have a significant influence on
printing speed.
The faster the processor, and the more RAM you have, the faster you can
print on your BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer.
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Line Printers Versus Page Printers
Page Printers and Processing
With page printers, the computer and the printer share the processing load.
The computer translates information from the application into the
appropriate page description language and sends this to the printer. The
printer processes this code into specific printing instructions on where to
put each dot on the page. This means that the printer itself must have a
certain amount of processing power and memory to handle the instructions
it receives from the computer.
Because processing takes place on both the computer and the printer, the
speed of laser printing depends on the processor speed and RAM available
on both the computer and the printer.
Congratulations
You are now ready to start using your new printer. See Chapter 3, Using the
Printer, for instructions on how to perform various printing operations.
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Using the Printer
This chapter describes how to use the printer for all your printing
operations. It describes how to turn the printer on and off, how to select and
load paper, how to print on legal-size paper and in landscape orientation,
and how to print the test patterns. It also describes how to travel with the
printer.
Turning the Printer On and Off
Follow these steps to turn on the power:
1.
Make sure the AC adapter is connected or the optional battery pack
installed.
❏
See Chapter 9, Installing and Using the Battery Pack, for details on the
optional battery pack.
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2.
Press the POWER button.
❏
The ON LINE light blinks while the printer initializes itself. When
the printer is ready to receive data, the ON LINE light stays on.
When the printer is on and on-line, the LCD displays the current printer
settings. For example:
If you turn on the printer and the BJ cartridge is not installed, the printer
automatically moves the cartridge holder to the center to allow you to
install the BJ cartridge.
To turn off the printer, press the POWER button again. All the indicators on
the display go out.
When you turn off the printer, the cartridge holder moves to the home
position on the right and caps the print head and BJ cartridge. This keeps
the BJ cartridge from drying out. The print head nozzles will not be
properly capped and the print head unit may clog or be permanently
damaged in the following cases:
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If you unplug the AC adapter while the printer is printing.
❏
If you turn off a power strip to which the AC adapter is attached while
the printer is printing.
❏
If you move the cartridge holder from the home position.
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Selecting Paper Types
One of the most important things you can do to assure the best possible
print quality from your bubble jet printer is to select the correct paper. Your
printer produces letter quality output 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.
Transparencies
Canon Transparencies (CF-102) are recommended. They are available in
letter size.
Back Print Film
Canon Back Print Film (BF-102) has been specially developed for color
printing with Canon printers. The film is designed to deliver brilliant, highintensity images suitable for business presentations, design work, or
professional reports. Back print film is printed on the back side (the
nonglossy side of the film) in a mirror image and, for best results, is viewed
from the front or glossy side using a backlighting device. For more details,
ask a Canon Authorized Dealer for information or refer to the manual
supplied with the film.
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If you are printing from an application outside Windows, your software
application or printer driver must support mirror image printing in order
to use back print film.
When selecting or loading paper, keep these guidelines in mind:
❏
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.
❏
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 heavy
graphics, try printing on a 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 print head.
For complete paper specifications, see Appendix A, Specifications.
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Plain Papers
The printer supports paper sizes of letter, legal, A4 and 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.
Loading Paper
You can stack paper in the sheet feeder to load it automatically, or you can
manually feed one sheet at a time. The path that the paper travels through
the printer is the same for automatic and manual feeding.
You can place approximately 30 sheets of plain paper (20 lb or 75 g/m2) in
the sheet feeder at a time.
You can stack approximately 10 sheets of transparencies or back print film
in the sheet feeder; these are special papers that you may want to use for
certain presentations. However, these special media may not advance
correctly under unusual environmental conditions (such as extreme
temperatures and 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.
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Place at least one sheet of plain paper in back of a stack of transparencies or
back print film.
To automatically feed paper, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the paper support is open.
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The paper support helps keep paper straight and limits the
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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.
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.
❏
Do not force the paper into the printer.
❏
Insert the paper so that the side you want to print on is facing you.
If you are using a preprinted stock, such as letterhead, insert the
top of the paper into the sheet feeder first.
❏
Make sure the stack of paper does not exceed the paper guide.
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2.
4.
5.
Adjust the paper guide to the stack of paper.
❏
This keeps the paper feeding straight into the printer and reduces
skewing.
❏
Be sure there is no gap between the paper guide and the edge of
the stack of paper.
Make sure the printer is turned on and on-line and start your print
operation.
❏
Initiate printing from the software application.
❏
See your software application’s documentation for instructions on
how to start printing.
While the printer receives data, the Data indicator
indicator turns off when printing is finished.
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blinks. The Data
If the printer stops operating while the Data indicator is on, press and hold
down the FF button to print the received data and eject the sheet.
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Auto Feed Guidelines
❏
Do not open the front cover while printing.
❏
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.
❏
To reduce paper jams, remove each sheet as it is printed.
❏
The platen (the black flat plate inside the printer) may become inked if
you print data beyond the width of the page. If this happens, clean the
platen. (For details on cleaning the platen, see Chapter 6, Maintaining
the Printer).
❏
Do not try to load paper into the sheet feeder beyond the capacity of the
paper guide; stacking too much paper may cause paper jams or
printing problems.
❏
Make sure there are no gaps between the stack of paper and the paper
guide nor the right edge of the sheet feeder.
❏
Let printed sheets of transparency or back print film dry completely
before storing them. The complete drying time required for Canon’s
transparencies or back print film is approximately 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.
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When automatically feeding stacks of paper, follow these guidelines:
Printing on Envelopes
You can stack up to five envelopes in the sheet feeder. 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.
1.
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Make sure the paper support is open and move the paper guide to the
left to match the width of the envelopes.
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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 around the envelopes to remove any curls and expel air from
inside the envelopes.
❏
Also, press firmly on the area that corresponds to the edges of the
flap.
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PRESS DOWN FIRMLY ON
THE EDGES OF THE FLAP
3.
Insert the envelopes.
❏
Make sure the side you want to print on is facing you and the flap
is toward the paper support.
❏
Insert the top of the envelope first.
❏
Slide a stack of envelopes into the sheet feeder until it stops.
❏
Align the stack of envelopes with the right edge of the sheet feeder.
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4.
Adjust the paper guide to the stack of envelopes.
5.
Make sure the printer is on-line and start your print operation.
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Your software may need to be configured to print envelopes. See
Appendix B, Application Notes, for information on printing
envelopes in a few popular software applications.
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Printing on Legal-size Paper
You can print on legal-size paper by selecting a page size of 8.5 x 14 inches
from within your software application or from the printer setup program
within the application.
For example, if you are using Windows, simply select Legal for your paper
size in the Setup program:
In some MS-DOS applications, you may need to specify the page length in
lines per page. For letter-size paper, the page length is 64 lines, and for
legal-size paper, the page length is 82 lines.
If you are using an application that does not include a page setup or printer
setup procedure, you may be able to use the ESCape sequence to specify
your page length. Applications handle ESCape sequences differently, so
refer to your application’s software manual for instructions on sending
commands.
The ESCape sequence for page length is ESC C 0 n, where n is the page
length in inches. For legal-size paper, the ESCape sequence is
ESC C 0 14 (27 67 0 14, decimal, or 1B 43 00 0E, hexadecimal).
When printing on legal-size paper, load one sheet at a time and remove
each sheet as it is printed.
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Paper Size:
Printing in Landscape Orientation
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
The page orientation determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page orientation
determines the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
The BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer does not have built-in landscape fonts.
However, you can print in landscape orientation through the Windows
environment.
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
If you are not using Windows, you can consider many other software
packages that offer landscape font capabilities, such as:
Quatro Pro 3.0
Lotus 2.4
Geoworks
WordPerfect 6.0 for MS-DOS
The following font packages work with the specified software applications.
(Product names may be trademarks of their respective companies.)
❏
WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1
Bitstream Facelift for WordPerfect
More Fonts
Fonts On the Fly
The Publishers Power Pack
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Lotus 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2
Sideways
❏
Microsoft Windows 3.1
Adobe Type Manager
Bitstream Facelift for Windows
The Publishers Power Pack
TrueType Font Packs
Many other graphics software packages offer landscape printing. Call your
specific software manufacturer to see if they offer landscape printing
capabilities.
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Printing the Test Patterns
You can verify the print quality of your printer by printing any of several
test patterns: All modes pattern, Ripple pattern, Nozzle pattern, Demo
pattern, and Font pattern.
All Modes Pattern
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When the printer is set to BJ mode, you can print a test pattern showing
characters printed in the different sizes available in BJ mode. The print
sample uses the currently selected font. The following sample shows the
All modes pattern in BJ mode.
HQ PROPORTIONAL
HQ 12 CPI
HQ 10 CPI
HQ DOUBLE-HIGH
DRAFT 12 CPI
DRAFT 10 CPI
HQ DOUBLE-WIDE
DRAFT CONDENSED
SUBSCRIPT
HQ EMPHASIZED
12 CPI
HQ EMPHASIZED
10 CPI
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Ripple Pattern
Print the Ripple pattern to verify the operation of your printer.
All available characters are printed in a repeating pattern using the default
print mode and character pitch. The following sample shows the Ripple
pattern in BJ mode.
Nozzle Pattern
Print the Nozzle pattern to check that each print head nozzle is operating
correctly. The following sample shows the Nozzle pattern:
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Font Pattern
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Print the Font pattern to display the fonts the printer supports. The printer
prints all characters in the available print styles and pitches in each control
mode. The following sample shows the Font pattern in BJ mode.
Starting the Test Patterns
To print any of the test patterns, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded in the sheet
feeder.
2.
Press and hold the MENU button until the printer beeps twice.
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The word FONT disappears and the number 1 blinks in the display.
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3.
Press the
button until the number that corresponds to the test
pattern you wish to print is displayed:
Test Pattern
4.
Number
Current settings pattern
1
All modes pattern
2
Ripple pattern
3
Nozzle pattern
4
Hexadecimal dump
5
Demo pattern
6
Font pattern
7
Press the MENU button.
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The printer beeps and the test pattern starts to print.
When you print the Current settings pattern (see page 120), the Nozzle
pattern, or the Demo pattern, the printer returns to its previous state after
printing a page. When you print the All modes pattern, the Ripple pattern,
or the Font pattern, the printer continues printing until you cancel printing.
To cancel printing
You can cancel printing in one of the following two ways:
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Press the ON LINE button.
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Press the POWER button to turn off the printer.
If a printer error occurs, such as no paper (E and 1 blink alternately), the
printer cancels the test pattern.
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Traveling With the Printer
Before transporting the printer, follow these steps to protect the print
mechanism:
Turn off the power. This secures the cartridge holder in the home
position.
2.
Remove any paper from the printer.
3.
Disconnect the interface cable and the AC adapter.
4.
Close the front and top covers, if necessary.
The printer is designed so that you can transport it with the BJ cartridge
installed. Therefore, do not remove the BJ cartridge. An opened BJ
cartridge that is not installed in the printer may leak, and the print head
may dry out.
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Place the printer and any accessories in a suitable carrying case.
Follow these additional guidelines:
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If you are traveling to another country, make sure the AC adapter
matches the power requirements of that country. (The optional
portable kit and universal adapter allow you to operate the printer in
any country.)
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When traveling with the printer, always pack it with your carry-on
items. Do not ship the printer in a suitcase due to baggage handling
techniques.
You can take the printer through airport X-ray security checks.
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When the battery pack is low, you can attach the AC adapter to
continue printing. You can also use the remaining battery power for
limited printing by pressing ON LINE.
❏
You can travel with additional battery packs that are fully charged.
❏
Recharge the battery pack only when the printer indicates a low battery
error. Charging the battery before it is fully discharged reduces the
battery capacity. (See Chapter 9, Installing and Using the Battery Pack, for
details on the battery pack.)
❏
Avoid leaving the printer in a closed automobile where it may be
exposed to extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
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After installing a BJ cartridge, always leave it in the printer.
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Your printer will work with a wide variety of applications, such as
spreadsheet, word processing, and graphics programs. This chapter
describes how to set up your software applications for your printer.
Application programs include a group of programs, called printer drivers,
that help the application communicate correctly with specific printers.
Before using the printer with your application program, you need to tell the
application what type of printer you are using by selecting the printer
driver that corresponds to your printer.
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YOUR APPLICATION
PROGRAMS CAN
NOW CONTROL THE
PRINTER
SELECT THE PRINTER
DRIVER FOR YOUR
PRINTER
Canon provides a BJ-30 printer driver for Microsoft Windows. The easiest
way to use your printer is to install the Windows driver and perform your
print operations through the Windows environment.
If you are using Microsoft Windows, you have already installed the BJ-30
driver (as described in Chapter 2, Setting Up the Printer). The next section,
Printer Setup Within Windows, describes in detail the options you can select
within the printer driver.
If you are not using Windows, see the section Setting Up MS-DOS Software
Applications (later in this chapter) for information on how to install another
printer driver and select a printer control mode.
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Printer Setup Within Windows
After you install the Canon BJ-30 printer driver, you can run the Windows
Setup program to change the printer settings.
You can access the Setup program from the Printers dialog box in the
Control Panel, or you can select the Print Setup option that is 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.
To configure your BJ-30 printer driver, follow these steps:
1.
Start the application you want to use in the Windows environment.
2.
Open the document you want to print.
3.
Choose Print Setup from the File menu. The Select Printer dialog box
appears.
4.
Click once on the Canon BJ-30 printer name to select it.
5.
Click on the Setup button. Windows displays the Canon BJ-30 Setup
dialog box:
From this screen, you can select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper
Source, Print Color, Print Quality, and Orientation for your print job.
You can use these options in any combination. See the next section for
more detailed information about the options.
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Once you select the options you want to use, click on the OK button to
close the Canon BJ-30 Setup dialog box, and then click on the OK
button to close the Print Setup dialog box.
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Selecting Printing Options
This section describes the printing options available to you through the
BJ-30 printer driver.
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application you are using. Refer to that application’s documentation for
more information.
Paper Size option
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When printing on envelopes or thick paper, make sure the paper selection
lever is set to the front position and the paper thickness lever (inside the
printer) is up.
If you select User Defined Size, the Setup program displays the following
dialog box:
Select the unit of measure you are using (inches or millimeters), and then
specify the width and length of your paper. The width can be from 4.1 to
8.5 inches (104.1 x 215.9 mm). The length can be from 4.1 to 14 inches
(104.1 x 355.6 mm).
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Click on the arrow next to the Paper Size setting to select one of the
following paper sizes from the drop-down list:
Media Type option
Click on the arrow next to the Media Type setting to select one of the
following types of paper from the drop-down list:
When you select the Media Type, the Windows driver changes printer
modes. You can experiment with different settings to see the results you
can achieve on different types of media. You may find that you can
produce higher quality printing on plain paper using a different mode,
such as Transparency mode. Because each situation is different, Canon
cannot guarantee better output for a particular medium other than the
recommended choices.
Plain Paper
This mode is for printing on ordinary paper. This selection sets the color
dots generated by the printer to yield the highest quality printed image for
this type of paper with minimal bleeding of colors.
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When you select Plain Paper, the Paper Source defaults to Auto Sheet
Feeder and the Print Quality defaults to Normal, 360 x 360 dpi.
Transparency
This mode is for printing on transparency stock. Use Canon Transparencies
(CF-102) to achieve the highest possible color fidelity.
❏
When you select Transparency, the Paper Source defaults to Auto Sheet
Feeder and the Print Quality defaults to Fine, 360 x 360 dpi.
Back Print Film
This mode is specifically configured for printing on back print film, such
as Canon Back Print Film (BF-102). This print medium is a mylar-based
translucent sheet on which colors look good and appear very vivid when
shown with a backlighting device. This setting causes the printer to print a
mirror image on the back print film; when used with a backlighting device,
the image is normal.
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When you select Back Print Film, the Paper Source option defaults to
Auto Sheet Feeder and the Print Quality defaults to Fine, 360 x 360 dpi.
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Paper Source option
Click on the arrow next to the Paper Source setting to select one of the
following paper sources from the drop-down list:
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the Printers dialog box.
If you are feeding paper manually and using the spooler, the printer goes
off-line before printing each page to allow you to insert paper.
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Click on the arrow next to the Print Selection setting to select one of the
following options from the drop-down list:
Black and White
This option prints documents in black ink only. Use this setting when
printing text files that have no graphic images.
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When you select Black and White, the Print Quality defaults to Normal,
360 x 360 dpi. However, the Print Quality may change if you select a
Media Type other than Plain Paper.
Grayscale
This option prints documents in black ink and produces graphic images in
grayscale. This means full color images will be translated and printed in
shades of gray.
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When you select Grayscale, the Print Quality defaults to Normal,
360 x 360 dpi. However, the Print Quality may change if you select
a Media Type other than Plain Paper.
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Print Quality option
Click on the Print Quality selections you want to use:
Adjust the Print Quality setting to match your printing needs:
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High Speed (left position)—Use this mode for your fastest printing
speed at a lower resolution of 180 x 180 dpi. This setting reduces the
resolution to improve your application’s processing time. Use this
setting to print draft copies of your work.
❏
Normal (second position)—Use this mode for normal operations. The
printer prints at 360 x 360 dpi but uses less ink than high quality mode.
Use Normal mode when your documents do not contain graphics or
photographic images.
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High Quality (third position)—Use this mode for your best quality text
and simple graphics. The printer prints at a resolution of 360 x 360 dpi,
and prints a little faster than Fine mode.
When you select Black and White or Grayscale mode, the High Quality
setting activates Smoothing mode to enhance the sharpness of the
printed image.
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Fine (right position)—Use this mode to print at your highest quality
printing at the highest resolution. For printing graphics, select Fine
mode to reduce banding. This setting will take the longest time to print.
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Orientation option
Click on the Orientation setting you want to use:
Orientation
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
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The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
The page orientation determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page orientation
determines the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
The page orientation determines the direction of printing on the page:
Other selections
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Click on Options to access the special options provided by the
BJ-30 printer driver for Windows. These options are discussed in the
next section.
❏
Click on About to display copyright information regarding the
Windows driver and its version number.
❏
Click on Help to enter the Help program. This program provides
useful information to help you specify your printer settings. Be sure to
use this Help feature to learn about the settings you can select.
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Special Options
The BJ-30 printer driver for Windows provides several special options.
From the Canon BJ-30 Setup dialog box, click on the Options button. You
see this screen:
These options allow you to select the halftone method you want to use and
increase or decrease the intensity of the printed images.
Halftone
This option is available only when the Print Selection is Grayscale.
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The Halftone options have no effect when Print Selection is set to Black and
White.
When you click on the arrow next to the Halftone setting, you can select
the following options:
Pattern 1 and Pattern 2
These settings uniformly align individual dots to create shades of gray.
This method offers fast printing speed and is best suited for printing
documents that contain large areas of solid color, such as bar charts and
graphs.
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SOLID INTERMEDIATE COLOR
(SUCH AS TURQUOISE)
IMAGE DOTS PRINTED
WITH PATTERN
HALFTONE
Pattern 1 uses a four-dot pattern and Pattern 2 uses an eight-dot pattern,
which creates more white space.
Diffusion
This setting randomly places individual dots to create shades of gray. By
randomly placing dots, the printer can achieve subtle gradations. This
method is best suited for printing documents that contain finely detailed
graphics or photographic images.
The diffusion setting may eliminate banding problems when printing grays
on all black images.
SOLID INTERMEDIATE COLOR
(SUCH AS TURQUOISE)
IMAGE DOTS
PRINTED WITH
DIFFUSION
HALFTONE
Intensity
You can use this option to adjust the Intensity of the printed image. Click
on the arrows to make the image darker or brighter, or you can drag the
slider box right or left along the bar.
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Using diffusion slows the application release time because a larger, more
complex page is generated by the software. This type of page requires more
time to calculate as well as send to the printer. However, what you lose in
print speed may be gained in quality.
Recommended driver settings
You can select the following printer settings in your Windows driver to
achieve the specified results.
Driver settings
To achieve
Print Color
Print Quality
Halftone
Results
The fastest B&W
output possible
Black & White
High speed
180x180 dpi
Only Pattern 1 Uses less ink
available
Output quality is draft
quality
Fast letter quality
output
Black & White
Normal
Only Pattern 1 Slightly slower than high
available
speed
Quality is not optimized
for photo and graphics
Fast B&W photograph and graphic
output
Grayscale
Normal
360x360 dpi
Diffusion
Slower than B&W but
better grayscale quality
The highest quality Grayscale
photograph and
graphic output
Fine
360x360 dpi
Diffusion
Slower than Normal but
optimizes B&W grayscale
quality
Printing a Document
This procedure provides general steps for printing from the various
applications you may run in the Windows environment. The exact steps for
printing a document may vary depending on the application program you
are using. Refer to your program’s documentation for the exact printing
procedure.
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1.
Start the program you used to create the document, and open the
document you want to print.
2.
Choose Printer Setup from the File menu.
3.
Select the Canon BJ-30 as your printer and select Setup.
4.
Make any adjustments as appropriate for printing your document, and
select OK.
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5.
Select OK to close the Printer Setup window.
6.
Choose Print from the File menu.
7.
After making any necessary changes to the printing parameters, select
OK to start the print job.
It’s a good idea to turn off the Print Manager if you are feeding paper
manually. To do so, clear the Use Print Manager check box in the Printers
dialog box within the Control Panel.
If you are feeding paper manually and using the spooler, the printer goes
off-line before printing each page to allow you to insert paper.
Ways to Improve Print Speed in Windows
❏
Turn off the Print Manager in the Windows Control Panel.
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. (See the next section for details.)
❏
Add a permanent swap file in Windows.
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 Options dialog box, choose Diffusion only when printing final
output or photographic images. Choosing Pattern1 or Pattern2 allows
documents to print as much as 20% faster because the computer does
not need to compute to “best possible position” for each dot.
❏
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 Black and White when possible.
If you will be printing text in black ink only, choose Black and White
rather than Grayscale.
❏
Use high speed (draft) modes.
The printer will need to image fewer dots.
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To improve printing speed, you can try the following:
❏
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.
Using the Windows Print Manager
The Print Manager is part of the Windows operating system and controls
the printing of your files.
Background printing
When the Print Manager is active, the print file that your application and
printer driver create is not sent directly to the printer. Instead, the print file
is sent to the Print Manager. The Print Manager then sends the print file to
the printer.
This means the Print Manager allows you to print in the background. Once
the Print Manager receives the print file from the application, you can
continue to use your computer for other work. The Print Manager will
send the print file to the printer when it has the time and memory available
to do so.
APPLICATION/
PRINTER
DRIVER
PRINT FILE
PRINT
MANAGER ON?
YES
PRINT
MANAGER
NO
Because most of the time it takes to print is actually the processing time
needed for the computer to prepare the print file, background printing
does not usually give you any real advantage.
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Foreground printing
If the Print Manager is not active (turned off), the print file that your
application and printer driver create is sent directly to the printer. This
means you are printing in the foreground and you cannot use your
computer for other work until you have finished printing.
The BJ-30 printer usually works best when the Print Manager is turned off.
You can turn off the Print Manager by using the Control Panel in the Main
Group window. Select the Printers icon, then click on the X that is in the
Use Print Manager check box. (This will make the X disappear.)
Setting Up MS-DOS Application Programs
Software applications are designed to work with specific hardware setups.
Most application programs include an installation program or routine that
you run to identify the type of hardware you are using, such as your
computer and printer. When you tell your application program what
printer you are using, it installs a program, called a printer driver, that
supports your printer.
Selecting a Printer Driver
The installation programs for most applications offer a list of printer
drivers from which to choose. If the Canon BJ-30 is on the list, select it. This
will give you the fullest range of features.
If the BJ-30 is not on the list, select a printer that will have nearly the same
operating capabilities as the BJ-30.
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Software developers continuously create printer drivers. If your application
software does not list a Canon BJ-30 driver, call your software program’s
technical support line and ask if a BJ-30 driver is available. If they are
unable to assist you, call the Canon help desk to see if a driver is available.
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If you are not using Windows, follow the guidelines in this section for
setting up your MS-DOS applications for use with your printer. If you
installed the Canon BJ-30 printer driver for Windows (as described in
Chapter 2, Setting Up the Printer) and will be printing only from the
Windows environment, you can ignore this information.
To use the printer in BJ mode, select one of the following printers. They are
listed in order of preference.
Canon BJ-30 (X24E)
Canon BJ-200/200e (X24E)
Canon BJ-230 (X24E)*
Canon BJ-20/BJ-10e/BJ-10ex/BJ-10sx (X24E)
IBM Proprinter X24E/XL24E*
IBM Proprinter X24/XL24*
Canon BJ-130e*
IBM Proprinter*
To use the printer in Epson LQ mode, select one of the following printers.
They are listed in order of preference.
Canon BJ-30 (LQ)
Canon BJ-200/200e (LQ)
Canon BJ-230 (LQ)*
Canon BJ-20(LQ)
Canon BJ-10e/BJ-10ex/BJ-10sx (LQ)
Epson LQ-510
Epson LQ-850
Epson LQ-500
Epson LQ-Printer
*These printers support paper that is wider than 8.5 inches.
After selecting a printer, you can use software commands for all the
standard printer functions through the application programs. This includes
bold or double strike printing, underlining, superscripts, subscripts,
margin control, line spacing control, and graphics.
Selecting a Printer Control Mode
Your printer has three Control modes:
❏
BJ mode, which emulates the IBM Proprinter X24E
❏
Epson LQ mode, which emulates the Epson LQ-2550 printer
❏
Canon Extended mode
You can select BJ mode or Epson LQ mode with the operator panel. Canon
BJ mode is the default.
The Canon Extended mode is different from the other two printer control
modes. It is automatically selected through the printer driver when the
printer is in either BJ mode or Epson LQ mode; therefore, no adjustment is
necessary for the printer to select it.
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The Control mode you select depends on the printer driver you were able
to select in your applications.
❏
If you were able to select a Canon Bubble Jet printer or the IBM
Proprinter X24E through your application program, you will want to
use the printer in BJ mode.
❏
If you were able to select an Epson LQ printer through your application
program, you will want to use the printer in Epson LQ mode.
You can also select a Control mode based on specific text features you want
to use in your document. The following table lists the typefaces and pitches
that are available in BJ mode and Epson LQ mode.
Typeface
Printer control mode
BJ mode
Prestige
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Courier
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Sans Serif
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Draft (available
in HS mode only)
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Roman
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Script
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
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Epson LQ mode
The following table lists the print styles that are available in each Control
mode.
Printer control mode
Typeface
BJ mode
Epson LQ mode
Italic
No
Yes
Emphasized
Yes (via ESC E sequence)
Yes (via ESC E sequence)
Double-high
Yes (via ESC [ @ sequence) Yes (via ESC w sequence)
Double-wide
Yes (via ESC W sequence)
Slashed zero
Yes (via ESC [ K sequence) No
Yes (via ESC W sequence)
To select the printer’s control mode, use the operator panel. Refer to
Chapter 5, Using the Operator Panel, for details.
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Software and Printer Compatibility
Your software sends information and instructions to the printer over the
cable that connects the printer to the computer. In addition to data, the
instructions may include special command sequences known as control
codes and ESCape sequences. These command sequences instruct the
printer to perform certain tasks, such as how many lines to skip and where
to start printing.
Some control codes are standard throughout the microcomputer industry
and are recognized by all printers. Two examples of these are form feed
(FF) and line feed (LF).
ESCape sequences are unique to each printer emulation. ESCape sequences
begin with the ESCape character (ESC) followed by one or more other
characters.
The ESCape character tells the printer not to print the next character or
string of characters, but to use the information to perform a printing control
task, such as printing in bold or underlining.
Most software programs automatically send control codes and ESCape
sequences to the printer. However, some applications may require you to
supply the commands. How you enter the control codes and ESCape
sequences depends on your software program. Your software program
may require you to enter the codes and sequences in a specific format, such
as decimal rather than hexadecimal. For example, you can use only decimal
format with MultiMate Advantage II™, Professional Write™, and PFS:First
Choice™.
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Software program printer drivers may override the printer control codes
embedded in a document. This means the command will not take effect
because of the way the application handled it.
To determine if an application is overriding your commands, print the
document using a generic driver and see if the correct commands are
reflected in the printed copy. If they are, the application printer driver is
overriding the commands.
If you would like to receive a list of the control codes and ESCape
sequences the printer recognizes, you can use Canon’s toll-free fax
retrieval system to request the BJ-30 Printer Command Summary. Call
1-800-526-4345 for details.
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Using the Operator Panel
Most software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and
database programs, automatically handle the printer control operations. For
example, your word processing program tells the printer what typeface to
use, when to load a sheet of paper, or when to perform a line feed.
If, for some reason, your application program does not perform these basic
functions, you can control them using the printer’s operator panel. Also, if
you print from MS-DOS software applications, you can select all printer
settings from the operator panel. However, any settings you make with
your software application override settings made with the operator panel.
In addition to the operations described in this chapter, you use the
operator panel to turn the printer on and off and to print the test patterns
(as described in Chapter 3, Using the Printer).
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Using the
Operator Panel
This chapter provides information on using the operator panel located on
the top of your printer. You can control basic printer operations and
mechanics through the operator panel. The display reflects the current
status and modes of the printer.
Operator Panel Display
The operator panel provides you information about the printer.
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Ready to print—When you turn on the printer and it is ready to start
printing, the LCD display shows you the current modes:
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Receiving data from the computer—When the printer receives
data from the computer, the Data indicator starts blinking and the
printer starts printing. The display looks similar to this:
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Ready to change settings—Pressing the MENU button puts the operator
panel into Menu mode. This mode allows you to change the printer’s
various modes. The display panel looks similar to this:
You can select Menu mode only when the printer is not receiving data
and the Data indicator symbol is off.
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Printing is disabled—If a printing problem occurs, such as a paper jam,
and printing is disabled, the operator panel shows the cause of the
problem. The letter E, C, or F, and a number are displayed alternately
in the lower right corner of the display.
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See Chapter 7, Troubleshooting, for details.
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Feeding Paper
You can use the FF (Form Feed) button to load a new sheet of paper or eject
a sheet of paper in the printer.
Form Feeding
If you are loading the first sheet of paper to its top of form, follow these
steps:
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Stack the paper properly in the sheet feeder.
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Press the FF button to load the first sheet of paper to its top of form.
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If you are running an application program, you do not need to perform
this step. The application will tell you when to load paper into the
printer.
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If you are printing in One-half Reduction mode and the paper is
positioned in the top half of the page, pressing FF advances the paper
to the center of the page.
Ejecting Paper
When you want to eject a sheet of paper, press and hold the FF button for
one second.
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The printer will eject the current sheet of paper.
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Selecting a Print Mode
Your printer incorporates different print modes that allow you to select
print quality, density of ink, and paper type. The control panel enables you
to select two of these print modes, HQ and HS:
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HQ mode—Set the printer for High quality mode when you want to
produce the best possible printed output. This mode is the default.
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HS mode—High speed mode provides the fastest printing speed; it
reduces the print resolution to 180x180 dpi. Use this mode for draft
printing.
If you are using Windows, the BJ-30 printer driver automatically adjusts the
print mode. If you are not using Windows, you may need to set the print
mode for your MS-DOS applications.
To set the print mode, follow these steps:
Press the MENU button once.
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The printer beeps once when it enters the Menu mode.
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The display shows both print modes with HQ blinking:
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1.
2.
Press the
button to select a print mode. The HQ or HS indicator
starts to blink.
3.
When the desired print mode is blinking, press the ON LINE button.
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The ON LINE light turns on, and the printer is ready to print in the
newly selected print mode.
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Using the Reduction Modes
The printer supports two Reduction modes for printing spreadsheets and
other wide documents on regular paper. You can reduce the printer’s
output to two-thirds or one-half of its full size.
Two-thirds Reduction Mode
In Two-thirds Reduction mode, the printer automatically sets the print
dimensions as follows:
Top margin:
Left margin:
Print width (max.):
0.32-inch
0.35-inch
7.8 inches
When using Reduction mode, you must select the correct paper size within
your application. In the example above, you would specify a paper size of
11.75 x 16.5 inches in your application. Be sure to account for your margins.
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One-half Reduction Mode
In One-half Reduction mode, the printer automatically sets the print
dimensions as follows:
0.12 inch
0.85 inch
6.8 inches
When using Reduction mode, you must select the correct paper size within
your application. In the example above, you would specify a paper size of
15 x 11 inches in your application. Be sure to account for your margins.
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Top margin:
Left margin:
Print width (max.):
Selecting the Reduction Mode
We recommend that you use Reduction mode with MS-DOS applications
only (not Windows applications). Windows applications have a fit-to-page
feature that is not compatible with Reduction mode.
To select the reduction mode, follow these steps:
1.
Press the MENU button once.
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2.
Press the MENU button again.
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The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
The display shows the possible Reduction modes:
3.
Press the
button to select the desired Reduction mode.
4.
When the desired Reduction mode is blinking, press the ON LINE
button.
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The ON LINE light comes on.
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Printing in the selected Reduction mode is enabled.
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Selecting a Control Mode
The printer’s Control mode determines whether the BJ-30 printer functions
in Canon BJ mode or Epson LQ mode. In Canon BJ mode, the printer
emulates any Canon Bubble Jet printer or the IBM Proprinter X24E. In
Epson LQ mode, the printer emulates the Epson LQ printers.
To set the printer’s Control mode, follow these steps:
1.
Press the MENU button once.
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2.
The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
Press the MENU button two more times.
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The display shows the two control modes.
Press the
button to select the desired control mode.
4.
When the desired Control mode is blinking, press the ON LINE
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The ON LINE light comes on.
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Printing in the selected control mode is enabled.
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Selecting a Font
You can select one of the six fonts listed below. The factory default is
Courier.
Courier
Prestige
Gothic
Script
Roman
Draft
To select a font, follow these steps:
1.
Press the MENU button once.
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2.
Press the MENU button three more times.
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3.
4.
The number 1 blinks in the lower right corner of the display.
Press the
button to select the number that corresponds to the font
you wish to use.
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If you hold the button down, the numbers are automatically
displayed in sequence.
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The font names and corresponding numbers appear below the
display. For example, to use the Script font, select number 4.
When the desired font is blinking, press the ON LINE button.
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The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
The ON LINE light comes on and the printer is now ready to print
using the selected font.
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When printing from an MS-DOS software application, the font selected
from the software application normally overrides the font selected using
the operator panel. You can ensure that the font selected from the operator
panel overrides the MS-DOS application by enabling the Font typeface lock
feature through the FUNCTION settings. See Chapter 8, Customizing the
Printer, for more details.
Using the Low Ink Warning Function
Your printer includes a Low ink warning function that you can enable
using the FUNCTION settings described in Chapter 8, Customizing the
Printer. When you enable the Low ink warning function, which is
FUNCTION 1A, you must set the printer’s ink gauge.
You set the printer’s ink gauge whenever you install a new BJ cartridge or a
new ink tank.
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The Low ink warning function does not work with the cartridge you
installed when you first set up the printer. You can start this function only
after installing your first new ink tank.
1.
Make sure the cartridge holder is still in the center position.
2.
Press the MENU button.
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When you install a new BC-10 Black BJ cartridge or a new BCI-10 Black ink
tank, follow these steps:
This tells the printer that a new black ink tank is installed and
resets the black ink gauge.
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Always reset the ink gauge after installing a new BJ cartridge or a new ink
tank. If you do not perform this operation, the Low ink warning will not
operate properly.
The printer automatically estimates the amount of remaining ink by
counting the number of ink ejections. When the printer runs low on black
ink, the Bk indicator starts to blink, indicating that your printer will run out
of ink shortly. Make sure you have a new ink tank available.
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If you replace a BJ cartridge or an ink tank with a used one, the printer will
be incapable of estimating the amount of remaining ink. Be sure to replace
the BJ cartridge or an ink tank only with a new one.
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Chapter 6
Maintaining the Printer
This chapter covers the care and maintenance required for your Canon
BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer. It includes printer guidelines, cleaning the printer,
cleaning the print head unit, BJ cartridge guidelines, replacing a BJ
cartridge, replacing the ink tank, and storing the printer.
Printer Guidelines
Follow these guidelines to obtain optimum performance from your BJ-30
Color Bubble Jet Printer and to avoid damage to your printer and harm to
you or others:
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Set the printer on a stable surface. Do not use an angled printer stand.
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Do not attempt to pick up the printer by the paper support.
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Keep the front cover closed when printing.
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Do not set anything on top of the printer.
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Make sure the power is off any time you connect or disconnect the AC
adapter or interface cable.
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Do not move the mechanism that holds the BJ cartridge. Attempting to
move the cartridge holder may damage delicate mechanical parts.
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FRONT
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Do not touch the print head nozzles on the print head unit. Ink may
leak out and cause stains. Also, you may permanently damage your
print head unit, which would require you to purchase a replacement.
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Canon makes numerous BJ cartridges and ink tanks; the BC-10 is
designed specifically for the BJ-30. Therefore, use only the BC-10
cartridge with this printer. Use only the BCI-10 ink tank with the BC-10
BJ cartridge.
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Never touch the print head on the BJ cartridge or attempt to clean it
with a cloth.
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For best printing quality, use a bond paper with a cotton fiber content
(for example, 25% cotton bond paper).
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Use only the AC adapter that comes with the printer.
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Always turn off the printer before unplugging the AC adapter—this
allows the print head to return to the home position and prevents it
from drying out.
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Keep the inside of the printer clean and dust free; use canned air
to clean the inside of the printer.
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Perform the print head cleaning procedure if your output is not crisp
and clear.
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Keep the BJ cartridges and ink tanks out of the reach of children. (The
ink is nontoxic).
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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.
Be very careful when cleaning the printer. Follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the BJ cartridge is in the home position (all the way to the
right).
2.
Turn off the printer and unplug the AC adapter.
3.
Open the front cover.
4.
Clean inside the printer.
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with water to remove any ink
mist or paper debris.
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Do not use any oil or cleanser inside the printer.
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Do not use paper products (such as paper towels or tissues) to
clean the inside of the printer. They may leave paper particles
inside the printer.
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Carefully clean the inside of the front cover where ink mist may
gather.
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Clean the platen area.
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Use a soft cloth.
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Feed a blank sheet of paper through the printer.
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Clean the exterior of the printer.
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Use a soft cloth moistened with water.
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Clean any smudges or dust.
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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.
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Do not submerge the printer in water.
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Cleaning the Print Head
The print head contains nozzles through which ink is propelled onto the
paper. The print head nozzles must be free from paper particles and dust in
order to maintain a high level of print quality.
The printer has an automatic cleaning function that clears away paper
particles and dust. The printer initiates this automatic cleaning function
when you turn it on after it has been turned off for a certain period of time.
You need to activate the print head cleaning procedure whenever your
print quality is poor. There are two types of print head cleaning:
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Quick cleaning to improve print quality. This cleaning takes about
30 seconds.
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Extensive cleaning for severe print quality problems. This procedure
takes about one minute, and uses more ink than quick cleaning.
Therefore, use this procedure only when the quick cleaning procedure
does not improve your print quality.
Starting Print Head Cleaning
To start print head cleaning, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the printer is turned on and on-line.
2.
To start the quick cleaning procedure:
3.
Press and hold the CLEANING button for approximately one
second, until the printer beeps.
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To start the extensive cleaning procedure:
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Press and hold the CLEANING button for about six seconds. The
printer beeps followed by a second beep several seconds later.
While the print head is being cleaned, the ON LINE light will blink.
After cleaning, you can print the nozzle check pattern to check the print
head nozzles. See Printing the Test Patterns on page 41 for details.
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Clean the print head only when you encounter a print quality problem.
Unnecessary and repetitious print head cleaning wastes ink.
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Do not clean the print head during printing. Attempting to do so
causes the printer to eject the current page and data that has not
printed will be lost.
BJ Cartridge Guidelines
You use the BC-10 BJ cartridge with the printer.
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 ink tanks more often than when you are printing text only.
You may need to replace the BJ cartridge or the ink tank when any of the
following conditions exist:
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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
once or twice (using the quick cleaning procedure).
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You have been using the BJ cartridge or ink tank for over six months.
Canon makes numerous BJ cartridge and ink tanks; the BC-10 Black BJ
cartridge is designed specifically for the BJ-30 printer and is the only one
you should use. The BCI-10 Black ink tank is designed specifically for the
BC-10 Black BJ cartridge; this is the only ink tank you should use in this
cartridge.
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BJ Cartridge and Ink Tank Maintenance
The most important thing you can do to extend the life of your BJ-30 and to
ensure optimum print quality is take care of the BJ cartridge.
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Store BJ cartridges and ink tanks at room temperature and protect them
from direct sunlight.
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Keep BJ cartridges and ink tanks in their sealed containers until you are
ready to use them.
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Install the BJ cartridge in the printer immediately after opening the
sealed container.
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Keep the BJ cartridge in its home position (right side of the printer)
when you are not using the printer. Leaving it out of its home position
will cause the print head to dry out.
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Perform the print head cleaning when your print quality is not
satisfactory. (See page 79 for instructions.)
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Replace an ink tank when your print quality does not improve after
one or two quick print head cleanings.
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Replace a BJ cartridge when the print quality does not improve after
one or two extensive print head cleanings.
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Do not remove the ink tank from the BJ cartridge unnecessarily. This
may cause the ink to clog.
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If spilled, the ink is difficult to remove. Therefore, it’s a good idea to
keep the BJ cartridges and ink tanks out of the reach of children.
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Do not touch the print head area on the BJ cartridge. Ink may leak out
and cause stains.
Hold the BJ cartridge on the sides only. Do not touch the silver plate or
circuit area on the side of the BJ cartridge. The metal area may become hot
during printing.
HOLD HERE
HOLD HERE
DO NOT TOUCH
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To ensure excellent print quality, follow these guidelines for maintaining
the BJ cartridge:
To avoid spilling ink, follow these precautions:
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Do not attempt to disassemble or refill an ink tank.
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Do not unpack a BJ cartridge or an ink tank until you are ready to
install it.
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Do not remove a BJ cartridge or an ink tank unless you need to
replace it.
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Do not vigorously shake the BJ cartridge or an ink tank while
handling it.
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Do not stick anything into the opening on an ink tank.
If spilled, the ink is very difficult to clean. Therefore, always follow these
precautions and carefully handle the ink cartridges.
Ink Tank Capacity
The BC-10 Black BJ cartridge contains the BCI-10 Black ink tank. The ink
tank can print about 170 pages at 5% coverage.
The actual amount of ink that is used will vary depending on the print
density of a page. If you often print heavy ink density graphics, you will
need to change cartridges more frequently.
Ink tanks continually run out of ink
If your ink tanks seem to run out of ink before you think they should, make
sure you are following these guidelines:
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Make sure you turn off the printer only when the cartridge holder is
in the home position. When in the home position, the BJ cartridge is
capped; this protects the print head nozzles and ink tank from damage
or drying out.
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Only transport the printer when the BJ cartridge is in the home
position.
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Never unplug the printer or turn off a power strip to which the printer
is attached when the printer’s power is turned on.
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Try not to clean the print head unit unnecessarily. The print head
cleaning procedure consumes a small amount of ink.
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Using Ink
The print head is the device that projects the ink onto the paper. During a
print operation, the printer heats the ink to boiling point in the nozzle to
form a bubble. The bubble expands until there is no room left in the nozzle
for the ink. The printer then ejects the ink onto the paper through the
nozzles on the print head.
Ink formulation is the most critical component of a Bubble Jet printer. The
ink you use must meet these guidelines:
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It must be able to be heated and cooled over 6,000 times per second
without clogging.
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It must dry very quickly without bleeding.
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It must work with different media and software.
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It must be environmentally friendly.
Canon has more engineers dedicated to providing the best results for
output on Bubble Jet printers than any other organization. Canon does not
dissuade you from using ink made by third-party suppliers. However, we
specifically design and warranty our products for our inks only.
Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance of your printer when
you are using inks from other suppliers. In addition, if a problem emerges
as a result of using ink from a supplier other than Canon, your warranty
will be invalid.
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For optimum printing results, use only Canon BC-10 Black BJ cartridges.
When replacing ink tanks, use only the BCI-10 Black ink tank in the BC-10
Black BJ cartridge.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
The following procedure describes how to replace the BC-10 Black BJ
cartridge. You only need to replace a BJ cartridge if for some reason the
print head becomes damaged (see Appendix A, Specifications, for BJ
cartridge life expectancy). If the ink tank is out of ink, see the next section
for instructions on how to replace it.
To replace the BJ cartridge, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure paper support is open and the power is on.
2.
Press and hold the CARTRIDGE button until the ON LINE light starts
blinking.
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The cartridge holder moves to the center.
Open the front cover.
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Press the green tab on the front left edge of the cartridge holder.
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This releases the BJ cartridge.
GREEN TAB
5.
Lift the cartridge out of the printer.
The Bk indicator disappears from the display.
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6.
Dispose of the BJ cartridge properly.
7.
Take the new BJ cartridge out of its protective packaging.
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8.
Peel off the protective foil.
Remove the protective material from the BJ cartridge.
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Lift off the orange cap from the print head.
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Then remove the orange tape.
ORANGE TAPE
ORANGE
CAP
PRINT HEAD
(DO NOT TOUCH)
TERMINALS
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Insert the BJ cartridge.
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Gently place the BJ cartridge into the cartridge holder.
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Insert the print head unit into the cartridge holder first.
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Press down on the left side of the BJ cartridge unit.
10. Close the front cover.
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Lift up and gently press the cover into place.
11. If you have enabled the Low ink warning function (FUNCTION 1A),
you must reset the ink gauge.
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See page 73 for details.
12. Press the CARTRIDGE button.
The cartridge holder moves to the home position on the right side.
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Make sure that Bk indicator appears on the display.
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Replacing an Ink Tank
If you perform a print operation correctly but the output is blank, the ink
tank may be out of ink. Perform the print head cleaning two or three times.
If the output is still blank, replace the empty ink tank in the BJ cartridge.
Leave the BJ cartridge in the printer when replacing the ink tank.
1.
Make sure the paper support is open and the power is on.
2.
Press and hold the CARTRIDGE button until the ON LINE light starts to
blink.
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The cartridge holder moves to the center of the printer.
3.
Open the front cover.
4.
Remove the empty ink tank.
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Press in on the tab on the left of the ink tank to release it.
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Then lift the ink tank up and out of the BJ cartridge.
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Dispose of the ink tank properly. You may want to place it in a
plastic bag to keep from spilling any residual ink.
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Take the new ink tank out of its bag.
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Then remove the orange protection cap.
6.
Carefully slide the new ink tank into the BJ cartridge. and then press
down on the left side of the ink tank until it snaps into place.
7.
Close the front cover.
8.
If you have enabled the Low ink warning function (FUNCTION 1A),
you must reset the ink gauge.
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See page 73 for details.
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Press the CARTRIDGE button.
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The cartridge holder moves to the home position on the right.
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The ON LINE light stops blinking and turns off.
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Make sure the Bk indicator turns on.
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If you are not satisfied with the print quality after replacing the ink
tank, clean the print head. See Cleaning the Print Head on page 78.
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If, after installing a new ink tank, the printer seems to be printing but
ink does not appear, stop the print operation. Make sure the ink tank is
seated properly. If necessary, clean the print head as described earlier
in this chapter.
Storing the Printer
When storing the printer, observe the following precautions to protect the
print mechanism:
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Turn off the power. This secures the print head in the home position.
2.
Remove any paper from the sheet feeder.
3.
Disconnect the interface cable and the AC adapter from the printer.
4.
If you are using the optional battery pack, remove the pack along
with the attachment case.
5.
Make sure that the front cover and paper support are closed.
6.
Place the printer and any accessories in their original packing
materials.
Do not remove the BJ cartridge or the ink tank while transporting or
storing the printer. Otherwise, the print head on the BJ cartridge may
dry out.
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Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
This chapter contains information to help you solve printer problems. A
problem may have one or a combination of causes, including a malfunction
in your computer, software, the printer cable, or the printer. Many printing
problems are related to how your software interacts with the printer.
If you can print a self test but the printer does not print or your printed
output is not what you expect, the problem is with your computer,
software, or cables. Check these items for a problem.
If your printer is not operating properly, try the suggestions in this chapter.
Try the solutions in the order listed. The following list shows the problems
covered here.
Check List
See page
Errors Indicated on the Display ...........................................................
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Warnings .............................................................................................
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Recoverable Errors ............................................................................
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Service Call Errors ............................................................................
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Operational Problems ............................................................................
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No power reaching printer...............................................................
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Data from computer is not printed .................................................
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BJ cartridge moves, ink does not appear........................................
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Printer suspends print after every line is printed .........................
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Overall printing is slow from MS-DOS .........................................
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Overall printing is slow from Windows ........................................
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Printing Problems ...................................................................................
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Data from computer printed, but is not what you expected .......
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Printed characters do not match characters on the screen...........
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Printing beyond edge of page ..........................................................
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Printout does not match paper size.................................................
101
Printing incorrect number of lines on page ...................................
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Printer is not using font you selected from
the operator panel..............................................................................
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Problem
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Printout curls ......................................................................................
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Computer indicates device time-out...............................................
103
Paper Loading Problems ......................................................................
104
Paper does not load into printer ....................................................
104
Paper is loaded skewed (printing is skewed) ................................
104
Multiple sheets load into printer ....................................................
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Envelopes do not load
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Transparency film or back print film does not feed correctly.....
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Paper does not eject after printing ................................................
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Repeated paper jams occur ..............................................................
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Print Quality Problems .........................................................................
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Print is not clear .................................................................................
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Splashed dots......................................................................................
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Output appears jagged......................................................................
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White streaks or missing dots ..........................................................
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Blurred or smudged ink....................................................................
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Paper edge is soiled with ink ...........................................................
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Windows Problems ................................................................................
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Printer does not print or prints garbage.........................................
110
Cannot print from file menu ............................................................
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Printer does not print from Windows (but does print
from MS-DOS)....................................................................................
111
Output is not as expected .................................................................
111
Fonts do not print as smoothly rounded characters.....................
111
Extra characters appear on the page ...............................................
112
Cannot print file sent from remote computer................................
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Large gaps appear between text or graphics .................................
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When printing large characters (above 48 pt), text is missing ....
113
In WordPerfect, the BOX prints but the text does not..................
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Multiple copies do not print.............................................................
114
Print Manager problems occur ........................................................
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Clearing Paper Jams ..............................................................................
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If you have a problem with your printer and you cannot resolve it by
referring to the information in this chapter, contact the Canon help desk at
1-800-423-2366 (U.S.A.) or 1-800-263-1121 (Canada). The staff at the help
desk is trained in the technical support of Canon’s products and should be
able to help you with your problem. If your printer requires service, the
staff at the help desk can provide you with the telephone number of your
local Canon Authorized Service Facility (ASF).
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Attempting to repair the printer yourself may void the warranty.
Before contacting Canon, 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
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Errors Indicated on the Display
Errors indicated on the display are divided into the three categories and
assigned error codes as shown in the table below.
Warnings
The printer is alerting you to a particular state; printing is temporarily
disabled.
❏
A short buzzer sounds twice.
❏
C and a number are displayed alternately.
❏
If the Bk indicator starts to blink, the printer is running low on ink.
Recoverable errors
The printer is unable to continue printing without you making an
adjustment.
❏
A short buzzer sounds twice.
❏
E and a number are displayed alternately.
Service call errors
The printer may have an unrecoverable error that needs servicing.
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❏
A buzzer sounds for about five seconds.
❏
F and one or two numbers or letters (other than C) are displayed
alternately.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Warnings
Blinking C and 5
Low battery notice
Press the ON LINE button to set the
printer back on-line. You can print
again.
Be sure to plug your AC adapter
into the printer as soon as printing
is complete. Otherwise, the printer
detects a low battery notice
condition again and eventually the
printer may stop operating.
If you leave the printer in low
battery notice condition for more
than five minutes, the printer
turns off automatically.
Blinking C and 6
Automatic cartridge
change completion
Press the ON LINE button
to set your printer back on-line.
If you neglect to press the
CARTRIDGE button when you
change the BJ cartridge or an ink
tank, the printer returns the
cartridge holder to its home
position automatically in order to
prevent the print head from
drying out. The printer notifies
you that this has occurred by
alternately flashing C and 6 in the
display.
Ink low notice
If the Bk indicator blinks, the
printer is running low on black
ink. Make sure a new ink tank is
available. If you continue printing,
the printer will run out of ink and
you will have printing problems,
such as white streaks. Cleaning the
print head will not help. Replace
the ink tank with a new one.
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indicator
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Recoverable Errors
Blinking E and 1
No paper error
After adding paper to the sheet
feeder, press the FF button to feed
paper, or press the ON LINE button
to set the printer on-line.
Blinking E and 2
Paper jam error
After removing the jammed paper
from the printer, press the
ON LINE button. See Clearing Paper
Jams on page 116 for detailed
instructions on removing jammed
paper.
Blinking E and 6
BJ cartridge not
properly installed
error
The BJ cartridge may not be
installed or may be installed
incorrectly. Press the CARTRIDGE
button to move the cartridge
holder to the center and check that
the BJ cartridge is installed. If the
cartridge is not installed, install
one. If installed, remove it and try
installing it again. See Installing the
BJ Cartridge on page 14 for
instructions on installing
cartridges.
Blinking F and C
Low battery error
The printer can no longer operate
on battery power. Turn off the
printer, and plug the AC adapter
or the universal adapter into the
printer, or replace the battery pack
with a charged one. Then turn the
printer on again. You can start the
print operation again. However,
any data sent from your software
application to the printer will be
lost.
Service Call Errors
Blinking C and 1
Service error
Press the ON LINE button. The
printer resumes operation. Contact
your Canon authorized dealer as
soon as possible.
Blinking F and 14
Service error
Contact your Canon authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
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Cause
Solution
Blinking F and other
number
Other service call
errors
If you see a message
consisting of the letter F in
combination with a number
(such as F1 or F2) and the
printer beeps for about five
seconds, turn the printer off
and reconnect your AC
adapter. If this does not
cause the printer to stop
beeping, make a note of the
message number and call
your local Canon authorized
dealer.
Operational Problems
If you are having problems with the printer, check the problems and
solutions listed in the following table.
Problem
Cause
Solution
No power reaching
printer
The printer may not be
turned on.
Hold down the POWER
printer button until the
printer beeps.
The printer may not be
securely plugged into the
AC adapter.
Make sure the AC adapter
is plugged securely into the
printer and into a wall outlet.
If the AC adapter is
connected to a power strip,
make sure the power strip is
connected to an outlet and
turned on.
Check the AC outlet.
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The AC outlet may not be
supplying power.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Data from computer is
not printed
The printer may be off-line
(ON LINE light off).
Press the ON LINE button to
turn the printer on-line
(ON LINE light is on).
The interface cable may not
be securely connected to the
printer and the computer.
Check the interface cable
connection.
The interface cable may not
be the correct type.
Make sure the interface cable
is a parallel interface cable.
The printer or computer
may have been turned on
when you connected the
interface cable.
Turn off the printer and the
computer, then turn them
back on again.
The application may not be
set up properly.
Check the computer or the
application to see if the host
is configured correctly:
printer port, printer driver,
print manager.
The parallel port may be
disabled in your computer’s
CMOS memory.
Check your computer’s
CMOS to see if the primary
parallel port is set to LPT1.
(Your computer should have
a setup program that allows
you to check the CMOS
settings.)
The BJ cartridge or ink
tank may not be installed
properly.
Make sure the BJ cartridge
and ink tank are properly
installed.
The nozzle on the BJ
cartridge may be clogged.
Perform the extensive print
head cleaning procedure
described on page 79.
The ink tank may be empty.
Remove the ink tank
and check that it has ink.
Replace the ink tank.
BJ cartridge moves,
ink does not appear
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Cause
Solution
Printer suspends print
after every line is printed
If the Data indicator
blinks while the printer
is suspended, then the
printer is slowing its print
speed at the end of each
line to protect the print
head. The print head may
have become too hot.
If you have been printing
for awhile, the print head
may have become too hot.
In this case, the printer
automatically goes into
protection mode and slows
down in order to cool the
print head. You can stop
your print operation and
wait several minutes to allow
the printer to cool. Then start
your print operation again.
Overall printing is slow
from MS-DOS
Smoothing mode may be
enabled.
Disable Smoothing mode.
High quality mode may
be enabled.
Try turning off HQ mode via
the operator panel.
The print head may have
become too hot.
If you have been printing
for awhile, the print head
may have become too hot.
In this case, the printer
automatically goes into
protection mode and slows
down in order to cool the
print head. You can stop
your print operation and
wait several minutes to allow
the printer to cool. Then start
your print operation again.
The Print Manager may
be turned on.
Make sure the Print Manager
is turned off.
Print options may be too
complex.
In the Windows driver or
your software application,
set all print options to their
defaults, such as: Plain
Paper, Black and White
mode, High Quality, Pattern
Halftone.
Overall printing is slow
from Windows
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Speed in Windows on page 57
for complete details.
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Printing Problems
If you are having printing problems, check the problems and solutions in
the following table.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Data from computer is
printed, but is not what
you expected
There may be a communication problem between the
printer and your computer.
Check the computer or the
application to see if the host
is configured correctly:
printer port, printer driver,
print manager.
Cable connections may
not be secure.
Check that your cable
connections are secure.
Interface cable may be
too long.
Make sure your parallel
cable is less than 6.6 feet
(2 m).
Emulation switching may
not be functioning properly.
Turn off Automatic
emulation switching mode;
see Chapter 8, Customizing
the Printer, for details.
The printer driver may not
be correct.
Make sure you selected the
correct printer driver in your
software.
Printer control mode may
not match the printer device.
Check that the printer
control mode (BJ or Epson
LQ) matches the printer
driver you selected.
Previous software settings
may not be cleared.
Check that the printer was
cleared of the previous
software settings before the
print job started.
Many graphics characters
and special symbols are
produced by different ASCII
codes according to the type
of printer and computer
being used.
Set the correct Control mode
using the operator panel.
Printed characters do not
match characters on the
screen
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table using the printer’s
FUNCTION settings. For
details on character tables
and character sets, contact
the Canon fax retrieval
system and request the
BJ-30 Printer Command
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Cause
Solution
Printing beyond edge of
page
Paper may not be aligned
correctly in sheet feeder.
Make sure the paper is
aligned correctly in the sheet
feeder.
Software settings may be
incorrect.
Check the software setting
for the right margin.
FUNCTION 1 may be set
incorrectly.
Check the setting of
FUNCTION 1. This setting
controls the horizontal print
position:
❏ For letter-size paper, set
it to OFF.
❏ For envelopes, set it to
OFF.
❏ For A4-size paper, set it
to ON.
Printout does not match
paper size
Paper size selected in
driver may be incorrect.
Make sure the paper size you
select within your printer
driver matches the
orientation in which you
load the paper in the printer.
Paper width selected in
driver may be incorrect.
Make sure the width of the
paper on which you are
printing matches the width
defined by your software so
the paper is always between
the print head unit and the
platen.
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NOTE: If the print head
does print on the platen,
wipe the platen clean with a
dry cloth. (See page 78 for
details.)
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Problem
Cause
Printing incorrect number FUNCTION 3 may be set
of lines on page
incorrectly.
Solution
Check the setting of
FUNCTION 3. This setting
determines the page length:
❏ For letter-size paper, set
it to OFF.
❏ For envelopes, set it to
OFF.
❏ For A4-size paper, set it
to ON.
Margin settings may be
incorrect.
Check the top and bottom
margin settings within your
software application.
Check the top margin setting
determined by FUNCTIONs
4 and 5. If the printer is
printing too few lines, make
the top margin more narrow.
If the printer is printing too
many lines, make the top
margin wider.
Paper may not be loaded
properly.
Make sure your paper is
loaded correctly.
NOTE: If your application
requires 66 lines per page,
try setting FUNCTION 2 to
ON. This enables text scale
mode. See Chapter 8,
Customizing the Printer, for
details on the FUNCTION
settings.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer is not using font
you selected from the
operator panel
Your software may be
overriding the settings.
Change the initialization or
setup string that your
software sends. You may
need to do this using a menu
or screen provided by your
application software. See
your application user’s
manual for information
about how your software
works with your printer.
To enable the font typeface
lock function, set
FUNCTION 8 to ON. When
on, the printer will always
print with the font you select
from the operator panel.
Printout curls
Your page may include a
dense amount of ink.
Remove the printout
immediately and let it dry,
then roll it in the direction
opposite to the curl.
Computer indicates
device time-out
A device time-out occurs
when your computer sends
data to the printer but the
printer does not respond.
The printer may be off,
off-line, or not connected to
the computer.
Make sure the printer is
turned on and on-line.
Check that the printer’s
interface cable is securely
attached to both the printer
and the computer.
Make sure paper is properly
loaded in the sheet feeder.
Try the print operation
again.
If you want your computer
to continuously retry
sending data to the printer’s
parallel port, add the
following statement to your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
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Paper Loading Problems
If you are having paper loading problems, check the problems and
solutions in the following table. After solving a paper loading problem,
remove the paper and load it correctly. Then press the ON LINE button to
set the printer on-line again.
Any of the following paper loading problems may cause the paper to jam
in the printer. See page 116 for complete instructions on how to clear a
paper jam.
Problem
Cause
Paper does not load into
printer
The sheet feeder may contain Make sure the sheet feeder
too many sheets.
does not contain too much
paper.
Paper is loaded skewed
(printing is skewed)
Solution
Paper may not be inserted
correctly.
Make sure paper is
inserted all the way into
the sheet feeder.
Single sheets may not be
feeding correctly.
When manually loading
paper, be sure to insert a
single sheet of paper all the
way into the sheet feeder. If
the paper is not inserted far
enough, the printer cannot
load it.
Paper may not be stacked
correctly in sheet feeder.
Make sure the stack of paper
is straight in the sheet feeder.
Make sure the right side of
the stack of paper is aligned
against the right side of the
sheet feeder and the paper
guide is aligned against the
left side.
Make sure the paper exit
path is clear.
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Cause
Solution
Multiple sheets load into
printer
Paper may not be inserted
correctly.
Make sure paper is inserted
all the way into the sheet
feeder.
Sheets of paper may be
sticking together.
Make sure the paper is not
sticking together. Be sure to
fan the stack of paper before
placing it in the sheet feeder.
Too much paper may be
stacked in the sheet feeder.
Make sure the stack of paper
does not exceed the paper
guide. If necessary, remove a
few sheets from the sheet
feeder.
Do not force the stack into
the sheet feeder.
Different types of paper
may be stacked in the sheet
feeder.
Envelopes do not load
Envelopes may not be
loaded correctly.
Load just one type of paper.
Make sure you are loading
paper that matches the
specifications of this printer.
See Appendix A,
Specifications, for details.
Make sure the envelopes are
loaded properly:
❏ The top of the envelope
goes in first.
❏ The flap is toward the
sheet feeder.
❏ The right side of the
envelope is aligned
against the right side of
the sheet feeder.
❏ The left side is aligned
against the paper guide.
Make sure there are no more
than five envelopes in the
sheet feeder.
For manual loading, make
sure the envelope is inserted
all the way into the printer.
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Single envelopes may not
be feeding correctly.
Envelopes may not match
Envelopes must be U.S.
specifications for this printer. Commercial number 10
(9.5 x 4.1 inches) or
European DL envelopes
(220 x 110 mm).
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Problem
Cause
Transparency film or back Film may not be loaded
print film does not feed
correctly.
correctly
Solution
Make sure you load no
more than 10 sheets of
transparency film or back
print film in the sheet feeder.
Make sure you put a single
sheet of plain paper at the
back of the stack.
Try to load transparency
films or back print films
sheet by sheet. These films
may not advance correctly in
low or high temperature.
Paper does not eject
after printing
Your software application
Press the ON LINE button
may not be telling the printer to set the printer off-line.
to eject the paper after
Press and hold the FF button
printing.
for one second to eject the
paper.
To resume printing, press the
ON LINE button.
Repeated paper jams
occur
The paper you are using
may be causing the jams.
Fan the paper before stacking
it in the sheet feeder. This
keeps the sheets of paper
from sticking together.
Check that the paper you are
using and your printing
environment are within the
specifications of the printer.
See Appendix A,
Specifications, for details.
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Print Quality Problems
If your print quality is not what you expect it to be, check the problems and
solutions listed in the following table.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Print is not clear
The paper you are using
may not be supported by
the printer.
Make sure you are using the
recommended paper. See
Appendix A, Specifications,
for paper specifications.
You may be printing on the
wrong side of the paper.
Paper has a right side for
printing. If the print quality
is not as clear as you would
like it to be, try turning the
paper over and printing on
the other side.
You may be printing in
HS mode.
Change to HQ mode.
HS mode uses less ink than
HQ mode and your print
may look faint.
The print head nozzles may
be clogged.
Clean the print head; see
page 79 for details.
Splashed dots
Print head nozzles may be
clogged with ink.
Clean the print head; see
page 79 for details.
Output appears jagged
The resolution selected via
printer driver may be
180 dpi.
Check your software
application to see what
printing resolution you have
selected.
Printing at 180 dpi will give
the output a jagged look.
Changing the resolution to
360 dpi should correct this
problem.
If you are printing doubleheight or double-width
characters or graphics
containing a lot of diagonal
lines, use the Smoothing
mode.
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mode.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
White streaks or missing
dots
Print head nozzles may be
clogged with dust.
Execute the quick cleaning of
the print head (see page 79);
then print a Nozzle pattern
(see page 42). Repeat
cleaning if necessary. If print
quality is not recovered after
executing the cleaning two or
three times, execute the
extensive cleaning
procedure.
The ink tank may be empty.
Open the front cover and
check the contents of the ink
tank. If there is not any
liquid ink in the ink tank,
replace it with a new one.
BJ cartridge may be
installed incorrectly.
Make sure the BJ cartridge
and/or ink tank are installed
correctly.
The print medium being
used may not be acceptable.
Use only print media
specified in the Selecting
Paper Types section on
page 31.
The resolution set in the
printer driver may be
180 dpi (the print mode
may be HS mode).
When printing in Epson LQ
mode, printing at 180 dpi in
HS mode may cause white
streaks. To remedy, select
the HQ mode with the
printer’s operator panel.
The print head may be
worn out.
The BJ cartridge may need
to be replaced. Replace it
with a new one.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Blurred or smudged ink
The selected print mode
may not match your needs.
Select the print mode most
suitable for your needs.
When printing through the
Canon BJ-30 printer driver
for Windows, select the
suitable print mode from the
printer driver dialog box.
The print medium being
used may not be acceptable.
If your printout has inkstained areas, try using Fine
mode.
Use only print media
specified in Selecting Paper
Types on page 31.
Paper has a right side for
printing. If the print quality
is not as clear as you would
like, try turning the paper
over and printing on the
other side.
The platen in the printer
may be soiled with ink.
Clean the platen with a
soft cloth (see page 78).
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Paper edge is soiled
with ink
You may be printing on
the wrong side of the sheet.
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Windows Problems
The following table contains problems and solutions related to using your
printer with Windows applications.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer does not print
or prints garbage
Cable connections may
not be secure.
Check that the cable and
power cord connections are
secure.
Printer may not be turned on. Turn on the printer.
Cannot print from file
menu
Printer driver may not be
set up.
Make sure the printer driver
is properly installed and set
up. See Chapter 4, Using the
Printer With Your Software, for
details.
Print Manager may be
causing the problem.
Check Print Manager for
stalled print jobs caused by
printer not being ready to
accept data. Delete all stalled
jobs, make sure the printer is
on-line, and try to print again.
If errors continue, turn off the
Print Manager.
Printer may not be securely
connected to the computer.
Check that the printer is
correctly connected to the
computer and that it is turned
on. If the problem still exists,
follow these steps:
1. Open the Printers icon,
which is located in the
Control Panel.
2. Select the Canon BJ-30
printer as the default
printer by double-clicking
on its name.
3. If the Canon BJ-30 does not
appear as the default
printer, click on the
Connect button.
4. Make sure the correct port
is selected and choose OK.
5. Double-click on the Canon
BJ-30 name again.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer does not print
from Windows (but does
print from MS-DOS)
Your computer is having a
problem communicating
with the printer.
Follow these steps:
1.
Select the Main group
from the Program
Manager.
2.
Double-click on the
Control Panel.
3.
Double-click on the
Printers icon.
4.
Select the BJ-30.
5.
Click on Connect.
6.
Click on the box next to
Fast Printing Direct to
Port to remove the X.
7.
Click on OK.
8.
Click on Close.
9.
Close the Control Panel.
10. Try your print operation
again.
If the problem persists, go
back to step 5 (above) and
change the connection from
LPT1 to LPT1.DOS.
Printer driver may not be
correct.
Make sure you have selected
the Canon BJ-30 setting in
the Printers dialog box or
from the printer setting for
your particular application.
Fonts do not print as
smoothly rounded
characters
Bitmapped fonts designed
for dot matrix printers do
not print smoothly rounded
characters when used with
high resolution printers like
the BJ-30.
Make sure you installed an
outline font manager, such as
Adobe Type Manager or
Bitstream Facelift, or that
you are choosing a TrueType
font.
Certain MS fonts, such as
MS Serif, will print jagged.
Choose another font.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Extra characters appear
on the page
Print Manager may be
causing problems.
Disable the Print Manager.
If the image prints correctly
with the Print Manager
disabled, but you want to use
the Print Manager to print in
Windows, try the following:
1.
Minimize all the current
Windows applications;
including the Program
Manager.
2.
Click on Print Manager;
a dialog box appears.
3.
Select Close.
4.
Double-click on the
Program Manager.
5.
Select the Window
option from the Program
Manager’s menu bar.
6.
Select the Main group
from the Program
Manager.
7.
Double-click on the
Control Panel.
8.
Double-click on the
Printers icon.
9.
Click on the box next to
the Print Manager to add
an X; this turns on the
Print Manager.
10. Select the Canon
BJ-30.
11. Select Connect.
12. Change the Timeouts
value in Device Not
Selected from 15 to 30
seconds.
13. Change the Timeouts
value in Transmission
Retry from 45 to 90
seconds.
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Problem
Cause
Solution
Cannot print file sent
from remote computer
Software may not be
configured correctly.
Check that all software is
correctly configured for the
network environment. For
example, with a Novell
network, you must include
the Capture statement. Refer
to the user’s manuals
supplied with your
networking software for
more information.
Large gaps appear
between text or graphics
Check that the video
driver is VGA.
Choose the Main group icon
in the Program Manager and
open the Windows Setup
icon. If the display driver is
anything other than VGA,
call the display manufacturer
and request an updated
display driver. In the
meantime, install the
standard VGA driver that
came with Windows 3.1.
Automatic line feed may
be enabled.
Make sure automatic line
feed is disabled through the
FUNCTION settings. See
Chapter 8, Customizing the
Printer, for details.
The video resolution
is set too high.
Lower the video resolution
to 640 x 480.
There may be a problem
with the video driver itself.
Make sure Video is set to
VGA in Windows Setup.
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When printing large
characters (above 48 pt),
text is missing (for
example, THE prints as
T E)
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Problem
Cause
Solution
In WordPerfect, the BOX
prints but the text
does not
The Fast Graphic Printing
option needs to be enabled
(5.2) or disabled (5.1).
If you are in WordPerfect 5.1
for Windows and the BOX
prints but your text does not
print, follow these steps:
1.
Select File.
2.
Select Preferences.
3.
Uncheck the Fast
Graphic Printing option
for the Windows Printer
Driver.
If you are in WordPerfect 5.2
for Windows, and the BOX
prints but your text does not
print, follow these steps:
Multiple copies do not
print
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Your application does not
support multiple copies.
1.
Select File.
2.
Select Preferences.
3.
Check the Fast Graphic
Printing option for the
Windows Printer Driver.
Contact the software vendor.
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Problem
Cause
Print Manager problems
occur
The drive that contains
the TEMP directory
may not have enough
available space.
Solution
Canon recommends that the
drive have from 5 MB to
10 MB available.
To verify a proper TEMP
statement, follow these steps:
1.
Exit Windows and go to
the MS-DOS prompt.
2.
Type SET at the MS-DOS
prompt. A list of
statements should
appear; look for the
statement that says
TEMP = C:\WINDOWS.
3.
If the statement exists,
verify that the directory
exists by typing in the
drive and directory
location with the DIR
command. For example:
DIR C:\WINDOWS
4.
If the FILE NOT FOUND
message appears, then
one of the following has
occurred:
❏
You may have typed
the path incorrectly;
make sure the path is
correct.
❏
The directory does
not exist; edit the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file
and change the
directory to a valid
directory; for
example:
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C:\DOS
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Clearing Paper Jams
When a paper jam occurs, the printer sounds a short buzzer twice, and
alternately displays E and 2. The printer goes off-line. Clear the paper jam
as follows:
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1.
Remove the stack of paper from the paper support.
2.
Gently pull the paper out with one hand while holding the printer in
place with the other hand.
❏
If the leading edge of the jammed sheet of paper has not yet
emerged from the exit slot, pull the paper out from the sheet feeder
while pressing down on the
button on the right side of the
sheet feeder.
❏
If the leading edge of the jammed sheet is coming out of the paper
exit slot, pull the paper out carefully from the paper exit slot.
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4.
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If the paper tears off inside the printer, open the front cover and
carefully remove the remaining paper.
❏
Take care not to touch the film cable.
❏
If necessary, turn off the printer.
Press the ON LINE button to set the printer back on-line.
If the platen is soiled after a paper jam, the back of your printed page
will be smeared. Clean the platen as described in Cleaning the Printer on
page 77.
If you are having repeated paper jams, you may be loading the paper
improperly, or using the wrong kind of paper.
When you load a stack of plain paper, fan the stack of paper before
loading it in the sheet feeder. This will keep the sheets of paper from
sticking together.
❏
Make sure that the paper you are using matches the paper
specifications for this printer, and that the operating environment is
within the proper range. See Appendix A, Specifications, for details.
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This chapter describes the factory default settings of the printer and the
steps you follow to customize these settings for your particular printing
needs.
You will find that the factory default settings provide features to meet most
of your printing needs. With these settings, your printer emulates any
Canon Bubble Jet printer and the IBM Proprinter X24E printer. This means
you can use the printer with any software application that supports these
printers.
Make sure the printer’s settings match the requirements of your software
application. If you have a unique printing requirement, you can customize
the printer by changing the FUNCTION settings as described in this
chapter.
Changing the FUNCTION Settings
Follow these steps to change the FUNCTION settings:
1.
Press the MENU button once.
❏
The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
2.
Press the MENU button four more times. The display will look similar
to this:
3.
Press the
button as many times as necessary to bring the number
corresponding to the FUNCTION you wish to change into the display.
❏
If you hold the button down, the function numbers advance
automatically. Numbers range from 1 to 19 and then 1A in each
printer control mode, BJ mode and Epson LQ mode.
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4.
5.
Press the ❍/● button.
❏
This causes either a ● or a ❍ to appear.
❏
Select ● to set the FUNCTION setting to ON and ❍ to set it to OFF.
Press the ON LINE button.
❏
The ON LINE light comes on.
❏
The printer is ready to print with the new settings.
Verifying the Current Settings
You can print out the printer settings in each printer control mode. This is
an easy way to check the settings.
To print a listing of the current printer settings, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure that paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
2.
Press and hold the MENU button until the printer beeps twice.
❏
3.
Press the MENU button.
❏
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The word FONT disappears and the number 1 blinks in the display.
A printout of the current printer settings is produced. When
printing is complete, the printer returns on-line.
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You can return the printer’s settings to their factory defaults at any time.
Follow these steps:
1.
Make sure that the printer’s power is on.
2.
Press and hold down both the ON LINE and CLEANING buttons until
the printer beeps.
❏
All items in the display appear for a moment the same way as
when you turned on the printer.
❏
Then the printer’s settings return to their factory default settings,
and the printer returns on-line.
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Returning All Settings to Their Factory Defaults
Factory Default Settings
The following table shows the factory default settings of the printer:
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Function
Setting
Printer control mode*
BJ mode
Character pitch
10 characters per inch (cpi)
Line spacing
6 lines per inch (lpi)
Beeper
Enabled
Automatic line feed (LF)
Disabled (no LF with carriage return)
Slashed zero
Disabled (zero not slashed)
Vertical tab stops
No vertical tab set
Horizontal tab stops
Column 9 (then every 8th column)
Vertical margins
Top margin = first print line
Bottom margin = page length
First print line**
0.12 inch (3 mm)
Page length**
11 inches (279 mm)
Horizontal margins
Left margin = 0
Right margin = maximum print width;
8 inches (203.2 mm)
Horizontal print position**
Letter 0.26 inch (6.4 mm)
Print direction
Bidirectional
Print quality*
High quality (HQ mode)
Print media
Plain paper
Font typeface*
Courier
Character set*
Character Set 1
Alternate Graphics Mode**
Disabled
Code Page**
437—IBM USA
Buffer**
Input: 35 KB
Download: 0 KB
Text scale mode**
Disabled
Reduction mode**
Disabled
Smoothing mode**
Disabled
Automatic emulation switching
mode**
Disabled
Automatic power off**
Disabled
Font typeface lock mode**
Disabled
Low ink warning**
Disabled
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In Epson LQ mode, the following default settings are added or changed:
Function
Setting
First print line**
0.33 inch (8.5 mm)
Character set**
Epson Graphics
International character set**
USA
Buffer**
Input: 26 KB
Download: 0 KB
* You can change these settings using the operator panel. See Chapter 5,
Using the Operator Panel.
** You can change these settings using the FUNCTION settings described
in the rest of this chapter.
FUNCTION Settings
The FUNCTION settings control various printer functions, such as the page
length and character set you want to use. The printer functions defined by
the FUNCTION settings are determined by the printer control mode. The
printer has three control modes:
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BJ mode, which emulates the IBM Proprinter X24E
❏
Epson LQ mode, which emulates the Epson LQ printers
❏
Canon Extended mode, which is used in the Canon Windows driver
and with some MS-DOS applications
In Canon Extended mode, the printer overrides the FUNCTION settings.
Thus, when you are printing through the Windows environment, you can
ignore the information regarding FUNCTION and default settings.
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The default printer control mode is Canon BJ mode. If you change this to
Epson LQ mode, the default settings also change.
BJ Mode
When the printer is in BJ mode, you use the FUNCTION settings to control
the printer:
Function
Description
OFF
ON
1
Horizontal print
position
Letter size or
envelope
A4 size
2
Page length
11 inches
12 inches
3
Text scale mode
Disabled
Enabled
4-5
Top margin
See following descriptions
6
Smoothing mode
360 dpi
720 dpi
7
Automatic power
off mode
Disabled
Enabled
8
Font typeface
lock mode
Disabled
Enabled
9
Input/download
buffer
35 KB/0 KB
3 KB/32 KB
10
Automatic line
feed (LF)
Carriage return
(CR) only
CR with LF
11
Automatic carriage
return (CR)
Line feed
(LF) only
LF with CR
12
Alternate Graphics
Mode (AGM)
Disabled
Enabled
13
Not used
14
Character set
Set 1
Set 2
15-18
Code page
See following descriptions
19
Automatic
Disabled
emulation switching
mode
Enabled
1A
Low ink warning
Enabled
Disabled
FUNCTION 1: Horizontal print position
Use this FUNCTION setting to change the horizontal print position
according to the size of your paper. If you are using letter-size paper or
envelopes, set this FUNCTION to OFF; the left margin will be 0.25 inch
(6.4 mm). If you are using A4-size paper, set this FUNCTION to ON; the
left margin will be 0.13 inch (3.4 mm).
FUNCTION 2: Page length
If you are using letter-size paper, set this FUNCTION to OFF; this sets the
page length to 11 inches. If you are using A4-size paper, set this
FUNCTION to ON; this sets the page length to 12 inches.
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FUNCTION 4, 5: Top margin
Use these functions to set the size of the top margin. Once selected, this
setting takes effect when the next sheet of paper is fed.
The default setting is 0.12 inch (3 mm) because the default printer control
mode is BJ mode. When you change the control mode to Epson LQ mode,
the top margin will be changed to 0.33 inch (8.5 mm).
FUNCTION 6: Smoothing mode
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable the Smoothing mode, which is used
with the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge only. When Smoothing is enabled, the
printer refines your printout by polishing away the jagged edges and
ragged stair-stepping curves of characters and graphics. This results in
sharp and crisp printout at 720 (horizontal) by 360 (vertical) dots per inch.
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When to set FUNCTION 6 to ON
Enable Smoothing mode when printing from MS-DOS applications with
the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge using the printer’s internal fonts. Smoothing is
especially effective for printing double height, double width, italic
characters, and combinations of these characters.
FUNCTION 7: Automatic power off mode
The printer is idle when it receives no data and no instructions from the
operator panel. This FUNCTION setting allows you to configure your printer
to turn itself off automatically if it is continuously idle for 30 minutes. This
function is a convenient way to maximize battery life. The factory default is
Disabled.
FUNCTION 8: Font typeface lock mode
This function is called the Font typeface lock feature. It determines whether
the font selected from the operator panel may be overridden by a DOS
software application. The factory default is Disabled.
When you set this FUNCTION to OFF, the fonts specified by your software
applications are used at print time. Set this FUNCTION to ON when you
want the fonts specified through the operator panel to take precedence over
the font selections made by your software application.
FUNCTION 9: Input/download buffer
This function controls the size of the input and download buffers. The
amount of memory reserved for the data input and download buffers is
35 KB in BJ mode and 26 KB in Epson LQ mode. This function specifies
whether to use this memory exclusively as an input buffer, or to split it
between an input buffer and a download buffer. The factory default setting
specifies that the memory is used exclusively as an input buffer.
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FUNCTION 3: Text scale mode
This setting determines how many lines fit onto a page by adjusting the
line spacing. If you are using a software application that assumes 66 lines
will fit on each page, set this FUNCTION to ON. The printer will reduce
the line spacing by a factor of 62/66, which is from 62 lines per page to 66
lines per page if line spacing is set to 6 lines per inch (lpi).
When you set this FUNCTION to OFF, memory reserved for the input and
download buffers is used exclusively as an input buffer. No download
buffer is maintained under these conditions.
Set this FUNCTION to ON when you want some memory to be used as a
download buffer. Of the total amount of memory reserved for the input
and download buffers, 3 KB is allocated for an input buffer and the
remainder is used as a download buffer.
FUNCTION 10: Automatic line feed (LF)
Use this FUNCTION to determine the type of carriage return. When this
FUNCTION is OFF, the printer performs a normal carriage return (CR
only). When this FUNCTION is ON, the printer follows each carriage
return with a line feed (CR + LF).
FUNCTION 11: Automatic carriage return (CR)
When this setting is OFF, the printer performs a normal line feed (LF only).
Set this FUNCTION to ON if you want the printer to perform a carriage
return after each line feed (LF + CR).
FUNCTION 12: Alternate graphics mode (AGM)
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM).
In this mode, the printer accepts high-resolution, 24-dot, all-pointsaddressable (APA) graphics commands similar to those used with
conventional 24-pin printers.
FUNCTION 14: Character set
When this setting is OFF, the printer uses Character Set 1. When this setting
is ON, the printer uses Character Set 2.
FUNCTION 15, 16, 17, 18: Code page
These FUNCTIONs allow you to select the following code page tables.
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Code page/Character set
15
16
17
18
437 USA, English
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
850 Multilingual (Latin I)
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
863 French Canadian
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
865 Norwegian
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
860 Portuguese
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
857 Turkish
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
855 Cyrillic
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
852 Slavic (Latin II)
OFF
ON
ON
ON
864 Arabic
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
869 Greek
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
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To see samples of the character sets available with each code page table,
use Canon’s toll-free fax retrieval system to request the BJ-30 Printer
Command Summary.
FUNCTION 19: Automatic emulation switching mode
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable Automatic emulation switching mode.
In this mode, the printer detects whether the codes being sent are BJ mode
or Epson LQ mode. It then selects the printer’s Control mode to match the
printer driver selected in the MS-DOS application.
When FUNCTION 19 is OFF, the printer’s Control mode is set by the
operator panel.
Automatic emulation mode is applicable for MS-DOS applications only.
When you are using Windows, the BJ-30 printer driver for Windows selects
the appropriate control mode regardless of the FUNCTION settings.
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❏
If the printer does not seem to be switching between BJ mode and
Epson LQ mode, disable this FUNCTION and set the operator panel to
match your application’s printer driver.
❏
If you are using a printer switching device, you must allow at least ten
seconds for the printer to recognize an emulation change. If your
printer switching device switches data in less than ten seconds,
automatic emulation switching will not function properly.
FUNCTION 1A: Low ink warning
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable the Low ink warning. When the Low
ink warning is on, you can set the printer’s ink gauge each time you install
a new ink tank. Then the printer will notify you when the ink tanks begins
to turn low on ink. See page 73 for details.
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When you select combinations of FUNCTION settings not included in the
list above, the printer automatically uses the 437 USA, English code page.
Epson LQ Mode
When the printer is in Epson LQ mode, you can use these FUNCTION
settings to control the printer:
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FUNCTION
Description
OFF
ON
1
Horizontal print
position
Letter size or
envelope
(see page 124)
A4 size
2
Not used
3
Text scale mode
Disabled
(see page 125)
Enabled
4-5
Top margin
See page 125
6
Smoothing mode
360 dpi
(see page 125)
720 dpi
7
Automatic power off
Disabled
(see page 125)
Enabled
8
Font typeface lock
mode
Disabled
(see page 125)
Enabled
9
Input/download
buffer
26 KB/0 KB
(see page 125)
3 KB/23 KB
10
Automatic line
feed (LF)
Carriage return
(CR) only
(see page 126)
CR with LF
11-13
International
character set
See following descriptions
14
Character set
Italics
15-18
Code page
See page 126
19
Automatic emulation
switching mode
Disabled
(see page 127)
Enabled
1A
Low ink warning
Disabled
(see page 127)
Enabled
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FUNCTION Settings
Character set
11
12
13
USA
OFF
OFF
OFF
United Kingdom
OFF
OFF
ON
Germany
OFF
ON
OFF
France
OFF
ON
ON
Denmark
ON
OFF
OFF
Sweden
ON
OFF
ON
Italy
ON
ON
OFF
Spain
ON
ON
ON
FUNCTION 14: Character set
When this FUNCTION is OFF, which is the default factory setting, the
printer uses the Epson Italics character set, which includes italic characters.
When this FUNCTION is ON, the printer uses the Epson Graphics
character set, which is the same as the MS-DOS code page 437 (this
character set includes symbols, lines, corners, and European characters).
To see samples of the character sets available in Epson LQ mode, use
Canon’s toll-free fax retrieval system to request the BJ-30 Printer Command
Summary.
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FUNCTIONs 11, 12, 13: International character set
These FUNCTION settings allow you to select one of eight international
character sets. These character sets provide you with the characters and
symbols used in other languages.
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This chapter describes how to install and use the battery pack that comes
with the Canon Portable Kit NK-300. You can purchase the Portable Kit as
an option for your BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer. You can also purchase
additional battery packs (NiMH Battery Pack NB-300) to use with the
Portable Kit.
The Portable Kit, which allows you to operate the printer where AC power
is not available, includes the following:
NiMH BATTERY PACK NB-300
BATTERY CASE
Follow these guidelines to avoid damage to your printer or battery pack,
and harm to you or others:
❏
Before using a new battery pack, charge it as described later in this
chapter.
❏
Use only the Canon NB-300 rechargeable battery pack with the BJ-30.
❏
Do not attempt to disassemble a battery pack or the battery case.
❏
Follow local regulations when disposing of a used battery pack.
❏
Do not dispose of a battery pack where it may come in contact with fire.
❏
Keep foreign objects out of the battery compartment.
❏
Do not allow metal objects to touch the power connector on the battery
case or the terminals on the battery pack.
❏
Make sure the paper support is closed when you are not using the
printer. This turns off the battery switch.
❏
Recharge the battery pack only when it is fully discharged. Charging it
before it is fully discharged reduces the battery capacity.
❏
Remove the battery pack when you are storing the printer.
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C
Always turn off the printer before unplugging the AC adapter or closing
the paper support—this allows the print head to return to the home
position and prevents it from drying out.
Examining the Battery Case
Examine the battery case before you attempt to install it.
From the Front
BATTERY SWITCH—TURNS
ON THE BATTERY PACK;
SWITCH IS AUTOMATICALLY
TURNED ON WHEN YOU
OPEN THE PAPER SUPPORT
INTERFACE COVER—WHERE
YOU ATTACH THE PARALLEL
INTERFACE CABLE TO THE
PRINTER
REFRESH LIGHT—
BLINKS WHILE THE
BATTERY PACKS IS
DISCHARGING
MOUNTING SCREW—
ATTACHES THE BATTERY
CASE TO THE PRINTER
BATTERY PACK COMPARTMENT—
HOLDS THE BATTERY PACK
POWER CONNECTOR—
ATTACHES TO THE
PRINTER’S AC POWER
RECEPTACLE
REFRESH SWITCH—
SELECTS BETWEEN
CHARGING AND
DISCHARGING THE
BATTERY PACK
CHARGE LIGHT—BLINKS
WHILE THE BATTERY
PACK IS CHARGING
From the Back
AC POWER RECEPTACLE—
ATTACH THE AC ADAPTER
HERE
INTERFACE CABLE COMPARTMENT—
OPEN THE INTERFACE COVER TO
ATTACH THE PARALLEL INTERFACE
CABLE TO THE PRINTER
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Attaching the Battery Case to the Printer
Follow these steps to attach the battery case to the printer:
Make sure the printer is turned off and close the paper support.
2.
Remove the AC adapter and the interface cable from the printer.
3.
Turn the printer over so the bottom of the printer is facing up.
4.
With the battery and interface cable compartments facing up, connect
the battery case to the printer.
Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
1.
❏
Fit the power connector on the battery case into the AC adapter
receptacle on the printer.
❏
Fit the mounting screw on the battery case into its opening on the
back of the printer.
POWER CONNECTOR
MOUNTING SCREW
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5.
Fasten the battery case to the printer by turning the thumbwheel to
the right (toward the mark).
6.
Insert the battery pack into the battery pack compartment.
❏
7.
With the battery case towards you, press down on the left side of the
battery pack until it clicks into place.
❏
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The tab on the upper right side of the battery fits into the slot on
the upper right side of the compartment.
On the left side of the battery pack is a latch that clicks into place.
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Turn the printer over and set it in the upright position.
Installing/Using
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8.
Charging the Battery Pack
To charge the battery pack, you attach the AC adapter to the battery case.
When the AC adapter is connected, the battery pack charges whenever the
printer is idle (whether or not it is turned on).
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Always charge a new battery pack. A new battery pack is not charged.
It takes approximately 10 hours to charge a new battery or a fully
discharged battery.
With a fully charged battery pack, you may be able to print up to 180 pages
(1500 characters/page) without the use of AC power. The actual printing
time depends on the complexity of the data you are printing.
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To charge a battery pack, follow these steps:
1.
Attach the connector end of the AC adapter into the AC power
receptacle on the back of the battery case.
2.
Plug the other end of the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
❏
The CHARGE light blinks as the battery pack charges.
When the battery is fully charged, the CHARGE light turns off.
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Using the Printer With the Battery Pack
To print using the battery pack, follow these steps:
Disconnect the AC adapter from the battery case.
❏
2.
If the AC adapter is connected, the printer will not print.
Attach the parallel connector to connect the printer to the host
computer.
❏
Open the interface cover and connect the parallel cable.
❏
Align the cable connector with the printer’s interface port so the
shapes match.
❏
Lift the back of the battery case and printer if necessary.
❏
Gently press the cable connector into the port.
❏
Secure the cable connector by snapping the two wire clips (located
on the printer) into the cable connector.
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Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
1.
3.
Close the interface cover.
4.
Open the paper support.
❏
5.
This turns on the battery switch so the printer can receive power
from the battery pack.
Start your print operations.
When not printing, close the paper support. When the paper support is
open, the battery switch is turned on and the printer is receiving power
from the battery pack.
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Chapter 9
Battery Pack Capacity
Printing With a Low Battery
When you are using the battery pack and the battery starts to run low, the
printer beeps twice, displays C and 5 alternately, and stops printing. You
can press ON LINE to continue printing. After printing a few more sheets,
the printer will stop again. You can press ON LINE to continue several
times. When you finish printing, turn off the power.
When the battery becomes completely discharged, the printer beeps for
about five seconds, displays F and C alternately, and stops printing. Any
data that has not printed is lost. Press the POWER button to turn off the
printer.
To continue printing, make sure the printer is turned off and attach the
AC adapter to supply power.
Discharging the Battery Pack
It’s a good idea to let the battery pack completely discharge before you
charge it. This will optimize the charge capacity of the battery pack.
If you notice that the printer is printing fewer pages with a full charge, you
can initiate a complete discharge process. Follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the battery pack is installed in the battery case.
2.
Make sure the AC adapter is attached.
3.
Using a pointed object, such as a ballpoint pen, press the REFRESH
switch.
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Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
With a fully charged battery pack, you may be able to print up to 180 pages
without the use of AC power. The actual printing time depends on the
complexity of the data you are printing.
❏
The REFRESH light blinks during the discharge process. This process
takes about 10 hours.
When the battery pack is completely discharged, the CHARGE light begins
blinking as the battery pack automatically starts recharging.
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Removing a Battery Pack
N
Make sure you have completed your current printing job as removing the
battery pack erases all data in the printer’s memory.
1.
Turn the printer upside down.
2.
Press in on the battery pack latch and lift up on the battery pack.
3.
Lift the battery pack out of the battery compartment.
Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
Follow these steps to remove the battery pack:
You can now install another fully charged battery pack or remove the
battery case from the printer.
Removing the Battery Case
To remove the battery case, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the printer is turned off and the paper support is closed.
2.
Make sure the AC adapter and the parallel interface cable are
disconnected.
3.
Turn the printer upside down.
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4.
Turn the thumbwheel to the left (toward the
battery case from the printer.
5.
Disconnect the battery case from the printer.
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Chapter 9
Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix lists the specifications of your printer.
Printing Method
Bubble jet ink on-demand
Paper Handling
Automatic feed
Specifications
Sheet Feeder Capacity
Maximum thickness of stacked paper: 0.12 in (3 mm)
Plain paper
Approximately 30 sheets (20 lb or 75 g/m2)
Legal-size paper
1 sheet
Transparencies
10 sheets
Back Print Film
10 sheets
Envelopes
5 envelopes (U.S. Commercial number 10
or European DL)
Paper Size
Letter (8.5 in × 11 in)
Legal (8.5 in × 14 in)
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
U.S. Commercial number 10 envelope (9.5 in × 4.1 in)
European DL envelope (220 mm × 110 mm)
Paper Type
Plain paper
OHP film (Canon Transparencies CF-102)
BPF film (Canon Back Print Film BF-102)
Envelopes (Commercial number 10 or European DL)
Paper Weight
17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g/m2) with automatic feed
Print Speed
HQ mode: 173 cps at 10 cpi
HS mode: 277 cps at 10 cpi
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Printing Direction
Bidirectional in text (both MS-DOS and Windows)
Unidirectional in Block Graphic Character
Unidirectional in image
Print Width
Maximum
8 inches (203.2 mm)
Line Feed Speed
Approximately 92 ms per line at 1/6-in line in HQ and HS mode
Printing Area—Papers
The shaded portion in the following figure shows the printing area for
papers.
Recommended Printing Area:
Letter size
Legal size
A4 size
a
b
c
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
8.5 in
0.25 in
11.0 in
0.87 in
0.87 in
8.5 in
0.25 in
14.0 in
0.87 in
0.87 in
210 mm
3.4 mm
297 mm
22 mm
22 mm
Possible Printing Area:
Letter size
Legal size
A4 size
a
b
c
d
a
b
c
d
a
b
c
d
e
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8.5 in
0.25 in
11.0 in
0.12 in—BJ mode
0.39—Epson LQ mode
0.12 in
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8.5 in
0.25 in
14.0 in
0.12 in—BJ mode
0.39—Epson LQ mode
0.12 in
e
210 mm
3.4 mm
297 mm
3.0 mm
9.9 mm
3.0 mm
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Printing Area—Envelopes
The shaded portion in the following figure shows the printing area for
envelope.
U.S. Commercial number 10
European DL
a
b
c
d
e
f
a
b
c
d
e
f
9.5 in
0.25 in
1.2 in
4.1 in
0.87 in
0.87 in
Specifications
Recommended Printing Area:
220 mm
6.4 mm
10.4 mm
110 mm
22 mm
22 mm
Possible Printing Area:
U.S. Commercial number 10
European DL
a
b
c
d
e
f
a
b
c
d
e
f
9.5 in
0.25 in
1.2 in
4.1 in
0.12 in
0.12 in
220 mm
6.4 mm
10.4 mm
110 mm
3.0 mm
3.0 mm
Resident Printer Control Modes
BJ mode
IBM Proprinter X24E emulation
Epson LQ mode
Epson LQ-2550 emulation
Canon Extended mode
Line Feed Pitch
BJ mode
Epson LQ mode
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1/6”, 1/8”, n/60”, n/72”, n/180”, n/216”, and
n/360”
1/6”, 1/8”, n/180”, and n/360”
(n: programmable)
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Printing Characters
Typeface
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Roman, Gothic, Courier, Prestige, Script, and
Draft
Pitch
BJ mode—10, 12, 17 cpi, and PS
Epson LQ mode—10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi, and PS
Cell Composition
36 (h) × 48 (v) dot matrix in HQ mode
18 out of 36 (h) × 48 (v) dot matrix in Economy
mode
Character Set
BJ mode—IBM Character Sets 1 and 2 and All
Characters Chart
Epson LQ mode—Italics character set and
Graphics character set
Code Pages 437, 850, 852, 855, 857, 860, 863, 864,
865, and 869
TrueType Typefaces
American Text BT, Americana Bold BT,
Broadway BT, Charter Black BT, Charter Black
Italic BT, Charter BT, Charter Italic BT, Cloister
Black BT, Cooper Black BT, Dom Casual BT,
English 157 BT, Fraktur BT, Impress BT,
Informal 011 BT, Poster Bodoni BT, Raleigh
Demi Bold BT, Schadow Black Condensed BT,
Seagull Heavy BT, Staccato 555 BT, UMBRA BT
Maximum Number of Characters per Line
BJ mode:
Mode
Pitch
Characters per line
10 cpi
10 cpi
80 cpl
10 cpi doublewide
5 cpi
40 cpl
10 cpi condensed
17 cpi
136 cpl
10 cpi condensed-doublewide
8.5 cpi
68 cpl
12 cpi
12 cpi
96 cpl
12 cpi doublewide
6 cpi
48 cpl
Proportional spacing
PS
Varies
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10 cpi
10 cpi
80 cpl
10 cpi doublewide
5 cpi
40 cpl
10 cpi condensed
17 cpi
136 cpl
10 cpi condensed-doublewide
8.5 cpi
68 cpl
12 cpi
12 cpi
96 cpl
12 cpi doublewide
6 cpi
48 cpl
12 cpi condensed
20 cpi
160 cpl
12 cpi condensed-doublewide
10 cpi
80 cpl
15 cpi
15 cpi
120 cpl
15 cpi doublewide
7.5 cpi
60 cpl
Proportional spacing
PS
Varies
Graphic Image Print
Data Format
Resolution
Buffer
BJ mode
LQ mode
Vertical 8, 24, and/or 48-dot format
Horizontal 60, 120, 180, 240, or 360 dpi, and 720
dpi (720 dpi in Smoothing mode only)
Input buffer:
Download buffer:
Input buffer:
Download buffer:
35 KB (or 3 KB)
0 KB (or 32 KB)
26 KB (or 3 KB)
0 KB (or 23 KB)
Buffer size in parenthesis = Automatic
emulation switching mode
Interface
8-bit parallel
To receive information regarding the interface
specifications, use Canon’s toll-free fax retrieval
system. Call the Canon fax retrieval system at
1-800-526-4345; then request the BJ-30 Interface
Specifications.
BC-10 BJ Cartridge and BCI-10 Ink Tank
Print head
128 nozzles
Ink color
Black
Cartridge life
Approximately 3,000 pages (at 5% coverage)
Ink tank yield
Approximately 170 pages (at 5% coverage)
Ink contents
Isopropyl alcohol 67-63-0
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Specifications
Maximum Number of Characters per Line (continued)
Epson LQ mode:
Mode
Pitch
Characters per line
Acoustic Noise Level Per ISO 9296
Under 45 dB(A)
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, 0.5A
Power Consumption
5 watts standby
30 watts maximum printing
Dimensions
11.8 in (300 mm) W × 6.2 in (157.5 mm) D × 2.2 in (57 mm) H
Weight
Approx. 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Portable Kit Specifications
NiMH Battery Pack
Size
Weight
Voltage
Maximum print
capacity
Charging time
Battery Case
Size
Weight
Input voltage
Output voltage
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3.6 x 1.98 x 1.32 in (90.3 x 49.6 x 33 mm)
270 g
12 VDC
Approximately 180 sheets (1500 characters/page)
About 10 hours
11.8 in (300 mm) W x 2.16 in (54.03 mm) D x
2.2 in (57 mm) H
220 g
13 VDC
13 VDC
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Appendix B
Application Notes
This appendix contains information on using specific software applications
with your Canon BJ-30 Bubble Jet Printer. Many popular applications are
covered here. Although the software versions described may not be the
latest, or may not be the version you have, the solutions presented may
apply to other versions.
The information presented here represents Canon’s answers to some
frequently asked questions about using software packages with our
printers. The information is presented in alphabetical order by software
application.
Printing Envelopes in Microsoft Windows
AmiPro 3.0
1.
From within AmiPro, select the Print envelope icon.
2.
Select the number 10 envelope.
3.
Click on OPTIONS.
4.
Click on ADJUST.
5.
Modify the margins as follows: Right 0.70 and Down 0.35.
6.
Click on OK to leave The Print Envelope Adjustments window.
7.
Click on OK to leave The Print Envelope Options window.
8.
Click on OK to print the envelope.
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Application Notes
To print envelopes in AmiPro 3.0, follow these steps:
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Microsoft Publisher
Method 1
To print envelopes in Microsoft Publisher, follow these steps:
1.
Start Microsoft Publisher.
2.
Select and run the Envelope Page Wizard design assistant.
3.
From the Envelope Page Wizard, select the options you want.
4.
After the envelope has been created, delete the text box that says:
TIPS FOR PRINTING YOUR ENVELOPE.
5.
From the Edit menu, select All.
6.
Click the group button to group the objects.
7.
From the Edit menu, choose Copy objects.
8.
From the File menu, choose New.
9.
In the dialog box, select Start from scratch and Full page.
10. When prompted to save your changes, choose NO.
11. In the new document, from the Edit menu choose Paste objects.
12. Drag the group to a position 0.5 inch from the top of the page.
13. On the printer, move the paper selection lever to the envelope position;
this is the front position.
14. On the printer, set the paper thickness lever to the envelope position;
this is up.
15. Place the envelope in the sheet feeder (face up and top down).
16. Make sure the printer is on-line.
17. In Publisher, from the File Menu choose Page setup.
18. Under Orientation, select Portrait.
19. Under Paper, select Letter 8.5 x 11.
20. From the File menu, choose Print.
21. Click OK.
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Method 2
1.
Start the Windows Control Panel.
2.
Double-click the printers icon.
3.
Select the Canon BJ-30 Color Bubble Jet Printer.
4.
Set up the following options on the printer: Portrait, Envelope, and
Manual feed.
5.
Choose OK.
6.
Choose Set as default printer.
7.
Choose Close.
8.
Start Microsoft Publisher.
9.
Select and run the Envelope Page Wizard design assistant.
10. From the Envelope Page Wizard, select the options you want.
11. IMPORTANT: Do not, at any time, choose Print setup from the File
menu or from the Page setup. If you do, the printer driver resets
Orientation to Landscape and will not allow you to change it back. If
this happens, you must run the Page Wizard again.
12. Place the envelope in the sheet feeder (face up and top down).
13. Make sure the printer is on-line.
14. From the File menu, choose Print.
15. Click OK.
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Application Notes
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Microsoft Word for Windows
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows
To print on envelopes in Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows, follow these
steps:
1.
Select Tools.
2.
Select Envelopes and Labels.
3.
Click on the Feed button.
4.
In the feed method, select the first envelope from the left.
5.
Click on the OK button.
6.
Click on Print.
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows
If you are using Microsoft Word for Windows, version 2.0, and the
Envelope Macro button in the button bar does not work, follow these steps
to print envelopes correctly. First create the SetPrinterHeuristic dialog box:
1.
Start Word for Windows 2.0 (if necessary).
2.
From the top menu bar, choose File and then Open.
3.
In the Open File dialog box, select Newmacro.doc (in the WINWORD
directory) and choose OK.
4.
When the Macro Name dialog box appears, select SetPrinterHeuristic
and choose Install.
5.
In the Install SetPrinterHeuristic to dialog box, select Normal from the
Template list and then select Tools from the Menu list to place this
option in the Tools menu.
6.
Choose OK.
7.
In the top menu bar, choose File and then Close.
The SetPrinterHeuristic menu choice now appears each time you select
Tools from the top menu bar when you are using a normal template. To
verify this, open a new document and select Tools from the menu bar. The
SetPrinterHeuristic choice appears as the last selection of the Tools menu.
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To print on envelopes, follow these steps:
1.
Type your destination address within your document and then
highlight it.
2.
In the top menu bar, select Tools and then select SetPrinterHeuristic.
3.
In the Envelope orientation box, select the Force Portrait button.
4.
If you are printing multiple envelopes, check on the Avoid Using
Device Capabilities for Paper Sizes box. An X appears in the box. Now
choose OK.
The Avoid Using Device Capabilities for Paper Sizes box affects all
documents output to the printer. If you are not printing multiple
envelopes, make sure this option is unchecked.
5.
Make sure the printer is ready for printing envelopes.
6.
From the button bar, choose the Envelope Macro button. The address
appears in the Destination Address box.
7.
Choose the Print button.
WordPerfect
WordPerfect 6.0
If you are using WordPerfect, version 6.0, you need to define your envelope
size using the Envelope Macro Button. Follow these steps:
1.
Click on the Envelope Macro.
2.
Select Create New Definition.
3.
Specify a Paper Name that you will recognize later; for example,
BJENV.
4.
For Paper Type, select Envelope.
5.
For Paper Size, select #10 Env(9.5 x 4.1 inches).
6.
For Paper Location, select Autosheet Feeder.
7.
For Orientation, disable Rotated Fonts and enable Wide Form.
8.
Click on OK to close the Create New Definition box.
9.
Enter the Sender and Addressee information and then click the Print
button.
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10. WordPerfect displays the message: Preparing Document for
Printing.
11. WordPerfect displays a warning; ignore this warning.
WordPerfect will now print your envelope.
You need not change the Page Layout or any other settings to accommodate
envelopes.
WordPerfect 5.2
If you are using WordPerfect, version 5.2, follow these steps to print
envelopes.
First time printing envelopes
If you are printing envelopes for the first time, follow these steps:
1.
Choose the Envelope Macro from the Main Screen. If the macro is not
displayed, go to View and then to the Button Bar Setup. Select
FEATURES.WWB and follow the steps for displaying the macro.
2.
The first time you choose the Envelope Macro using either the
WordPerfect driver or the Windows driver, a prompt tells you that this
paper size does not exist and asks if you want to add it.
3.
Choose Add.
4.
Select Portrait orientation and Continuous paper feed. You see the
Envelope Editor screen.
5.
Fill in the appropriate mailing address.
6.
Make sure the box for Print Envelopes is checked and the Select
Envelope Size is 9.5 x 4.12 inches.
7.
You can also include a Return Address, change the margin settings,
and/or change the font with which the envelope is printed. For
Windows, the default font is a Windows font. You may want to select a
TrueType font or another printer font.
8.
After selecting all your options, choose OK. If you are using the
Windows driver, you see this message:
Windows printer driver did not accept the requested
paper size. Document will print on paper size the
printer did select.
9.
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Choose OK to print the envelope. If you are using the WordPerfect
driver, no message appears and the printer prints the envelope.
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1.
Choose the Envelope Macro from the Main Screen.
2.
If you have set up the envelope size, go to Layout and choose Page.
3.
Choose Paper Size. Make sure the size is 9.5 x 4.12 inches and the
diagram shows the paper in wide format. If not, choose Edit and make
the corrections.
4.
Next, you see the Envelope Editor screen. Fill in the appropriate
mailing address.
5.
Make sure the box for Print Envelopes is checked and the Select
Envelope Size is 9.5 x 4.12 inches.
6.
You can also include a Return Address, change the margin settings,
and/or change the font with which the envelope is printed. For
Windows, the default font is a Windows font. You may want to select a
TrueType font or another printer font.
7.
After selecting all your options, choose OK. If you are using the
Windows driver, you see this message:
Windows printer driver did not accept the requested
paper size. Document will print on paper size the
printer did select.
8.
Choose OK to print the envelope. If you are using the WordPerfect
driver, no message appears and the printer prints the envelope.
Works 3.0 for Windows
To print envelopes in Works 3.0 for Windows, follow these steps:
1.
Select Tools.
2.
Select Envelopes and Labels.
3.
Create your envelope.
4.
Go to Page Setup.
5.
Click on Source, Size, and Orientation.
6.
Click on Reset.
7.
Change the Paper Source to Auto Sheet Feeder.
8.
Change the Paper Size to #10 Envelope (9.5 x 4.1).
9.
Change the Orientation to Portrait.
10.
Click on OK.
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Application Notes
Printing envelopes other than the first time
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Glossary
A
AGM
Alternate Graphics Mode. Available in BJ mode for IBM Proprinter X24E
emulation.
All modes pattern
One of the test patterns produced by the printer, all characters available in
each of the different print pitch and style modes are printed.
Automatic emulation switching mode
A printer mode in which the printer automatically changes its control mode
according to data sent from the computer. This function is active when
FUNCTION 19 is ON.
Automatic feed
Refers to the way in which paper is fed into the printer when you use the
built-in sheet feeder.
Automatic power off
A printer mode in which the printer automatically turns off if it is idle for 30
minutes. The printer is idle when no data is received and the operator panel
is not operated. The function is active when FUNCTION 7 is ON.
B
BJ cartridge
The printing mechanism that contains the print head unit and the ink tank.
BJ mode
The printer control mode in which the printer emulates the IBM Proprinter
X24E. See also Epson LQ mode.
Bold
A characteristic of a printed character that indicates wider, darker
representation. Also referred to as emphasized or double-strike printing.
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.
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Glossary
Bidirectional printing
The ability of a printer to print both left to right and right to left. See also
Unidirectional printing.
Buffer
A temporary storage area in the printer’s memory where data for output is
held until it can be processed. See also Download buffer.
C
Canon extended mode
Canon’s unique printer control mode used by specific application software
to print on the printer.
Centronics
An interface standard for parallel data transmission. The interface on this
printer is a Centronics-type parallel interface.
Character set
A complete collection of the characters and symbols that constitute all the
elements of a language or discipline (mathematics, for example), including
punctuation and numbers, with a one-to-one correspondence to the ASCII
codes 00-7F (hexadecimal). The printer uses these characters to determine
its printing and nonprinting activities after it receives data from the host
computer.
Code page
A set of 256 graphic designs (characters) associated with unique code
values from 0 through 255. Code Page 437 is USA and Code Page 850 is
Multilingual.
Commercial number 10 (COM10)
A common letter-size of business envelope (9.5 x 4.1 inches) in the United
States.
Condensed
A text print mode that produces a reduced character size (approximately
60% of the width of the original pitch). The printer can produce condensed
text (17 cpi) for 10 cpi and condensed text (20 cpi) for 12 cpi.
Control code
Special data that invokes nonprinting functions of the printer, such as line
feed or carriage return. In the ASCII chart, control codes are represented by
decimal numbers 0-31, 127, 128, 159, and 255.
Courier
One of the fonts resident in this printer. Courier can be printed either fixedspace or proportionally spaced.
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.
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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.
D
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.
Dithering
A method by which dots are combined on a page to produce a wide
spectrum of grayscales.
Double-high characters
Characters that are twice as tall as the default characters.
Double-strike
One way your printer produces bold characters. Using this method, dots
are placed slightly above the dots previously printed to form a character,
giving the character a thicker appearance. To use the double-strike feature,
your application package must support it.
Download buffer
An area of the printer’s memory that holds downloaded font information.
See also Buffer.
dpi
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for indicating a printer’s resolution.
Your printer can produce a resolution up to 720 dpi, depending on the
printer control mode and the application you are using.
E
Emphasized mode
One way your printer produces bold characters. Using this method, dots
are placed slightly to the left of the dots previously printed to form a
character, giving the character a thicker appearance.
Epson LQ mode
The printer control mode in which the printer emulates the Epson LQ-2550
printer. See also BJ mode.
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Glossary
Double-wide characters
Characters that are twice as wide as the default characters. This results in
half as many characters per inch.
ESCape sequences
Commands beginning with the ESCape character, which are used to
control the printer. The nonprintable ESCape character is followed by a
unique series of letters and numbers that provide instructions to the
printer.
F
Fixed pitch spacing
Equal spacing for each character of the same typeface. In printing a fixed
pitch font, each character, whether narrow or wide, takes up the same
amount of space.
Fixed space font
A font in which all characters take up the same amount of space. An i takes
as much space as a w.
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. On this printer, the FF button ejects
the current page, but does not advance the next sheet.
G
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.
H
Halftone
Using this method, the printer produces shades of gray by mapping dots to
be printed.
Hexadecimal
Numbers represented to the base 16 (using digits 0 through 9 and A, B, C,
D, E, F). Frequently used in programming and referred to as hex.
Hexadecimal dump mode
Mode used to print out data or commands sent from the host computer to
the printer; information that is useful for debugging programs.
High quality (HQ) mode
One of the print quality modes available on this printer. Use this mode for
most printing needs. Print speed is 173 cps at 10 cpi; print resolution is
360x360 dpi.
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High speed (HS) mode
One of the print quality modes available on this printer. Use this mode
for printing draft text. This mode is faster than HQ mode; print speed is
277 cps at 10 cpi. Print resolution is 180x180 dpi.
I
Ink jet printer
A nonimpact printer that ejects ink onto paper to form characters. This
printer is a special type of ink jet printer called a Bubble Jet printer.
Ink tank
The special type of ink tank housed by the BJ cartridge. The BC-10 Black BJ
cartridge houses one BCI-10 Black ink tank.
Input buffer
An area of the printer’s memory containing the files that have been sent to
the printer.
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.
Interface cable
The cable used to create the interface between a printer and a computer.
Internal fonts
Fonts resident in the printer when it is shipped. See also Resident font.
Italic
A font style distinguished by slanted characters (the upright strokes of the
characters are at an angle to the vertical axis).
L
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.
Line feed
A printer function that advances the paper one line.
Line weight
The thickness of lines used in a graphic image or the stroke weight of text
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Interface port
The printer comes with one Centronics, 8-bit, parallel interface port, located
on the back of the printer. You attach the interface cable that connects your
computer and printer to this port. See also Parallel interface.
characters.
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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.
M
Manual feed
A method of feeding paper to the printer one sheet at a time.
Multilingual
Refers to Code Page 850 that contains the special character sets used for
foreign languages.
N
Noise level
See dB(A).
Nonimpact printer
Printers, such as Bubble Jet, ink jet, thermal, and laser models, that form
characters by means other than striking the character against the paper.
These printers run more quietly than dot matrix and formed-character
printers. Your printer is a nonimpact printer.
Nozzle pattern
A test pattern printed by the printer to check that the print head is firing
correctly.
Off-line
The printer’s communication status in which you cannot transfer data from
your computer to the printer. In this mode, you control the printer from the
operator panel.
On-line
The printer’s communication status in which it is being controlled by your
computer and is ready to receive data.
Operator panel
On this printer, the panel containing the buttons used to control the printer
and the various indicator lights. You use this panel to turn the power on or
off, set the printer on-line or off-line, select a print mode, eject a sheet of
paper, clean the print head, and print the test patterns.
Overscore
A line printed over a character. See also Underscore.
Overstrike
On dot matrix and ink jet printers, refers to placing a character twice in the
same place on a page.
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O
P
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.
Parallel interface
An interface that transmits multiple bits simultaneously (usually in onebyte segments). Your printer has a built-in, Centronics-type parallel
interface. See also Interface port.
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.
Prestige
One of the fonts resident in this printer. This font, which you can access in
either BJ mode or Epson LQ mode, can be printed in fixed pitch or using
proportional spacing.
Print head
The printing mechanism that contains the print head nozzles (128) and
ejects the ink during printing.
Print head capping
An automatic protection function that prevents the print head and BJ
cartridges from drying out or becoming clogged with dust.
Print mode
A printer state during the printing operation. You can set the following
modes on or off for a combination of print modes: High Quality, Economy,
and Fine.
Printer command
Also called ESCape sequences. See ESCape sequences.
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Printer control mode
This printer has three control modes: Canon extended mode, BJ mode, and
Epson LQ mode. The printer control mode determines the features the
printer supports.
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.
Printing 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.
Proportionally spaced font (PS font)
A font in which each character is given an amount of space proportional to
its size—less for an i and more for a w.
Proportional spacing
The spacing of characters according to the width of each character. This
variable spacing between each character closes up awkward space and
makes text easier to read.
PS
Stands for proportionally spaced.
R
Reset
A way to clear printer errors; turn the printer’s power off and then back on
again.
Resident font
A font that is built into the printer, as opposed to one that must be
downloaded from your computer. Resident fonts are stored in ROM. The
fonts available depend on the printer control mode you are using: BJ mode
or Epson LQ mode. See also Internal 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 x 360 dpi.
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RAM
Random Access Memory. Printer memory that is used for temporary
storage of information you want to print and downloaded fonts.
Ripple pattern
One of the test patterns produced by this printer. In this test, all characters
are printed in the default font and pitch (as determined by the printer
control mode that has been selected) in a repeating pattern.
ROM
Read Only Memory. You cannot modify this printer memory. When the
printer is turned off, ROM memory remains intact. In this printer, the
default settings and the resident fonts are stored in ROM.
Roman
A font based on the characters used by the Romans, with serifs and long
strokes. By extension, an upright (nonitalic) font.
S
Sans Serif font
A font in which the characters do not have serifs as embellishments. The
Sans Serif font is available in Epson LQ mode only. It can be printed either
in fixed pitch or proportionally spaced.
Serif
Short lines crossing and embellishing the ends of a letter’s main strokes.
Serif font
A font in which the letters have serifs as embellishments. Courier and
Prestige are serif fonts.
Smoothing mode
A printer mode in which the printer enhances the horizontal resolution
from 360 dpi to 720 dpi. This function is active when FUNCTION 6 is ON.
Subscript
One or more characters printed one-half line below the normal printing
line. See also Superscript.
Superscript
One or more characters printed one-half line above the normal printing
line. See also Subscript.
T
Text scale mode
The mode that reduces the line spacing by a factor of 14/15 (from 62 lines
per page to 66 lines per page if line spacing is set to 6 lines per inch). This
provides compatibility with software that assumes 66 lines will fit on each
page.
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.
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Index
button: 11
180 dpi: 147
180 x 180 dpi: 52
360 dpi: 124, 147
360 x 360 dpi: 2, 52
720 dpi: 124, 147
720 x 360 dots per inch: 2
A
AC adapter: 8, 75–76, 135–136
attaching: 12
AC outlet: 12
AC power receptacle: 10, 12, 133
battery case: 132
Accessories: 3
Acoustic noise level: 148
All characters chart: 146
All modes pattern: 41
Alternate Graphics Mode: 122, 124,
126
AmiPro, printing envelopes: 149
Application programs: 47, 73
notes: 149–155
setting up: 59–61
Attaching
AC adapter: 12
battery case: 133–135
Authorized Service Facility (ASF):
6, 93
Auto feed guidelines: 35
Auto sheet feeder: 10, 19–20, 32, 51,
143
Automatic
carriage return: 122, 124, 126, 128
emulation switching mode: 122,
124, 127–128, 147
line feed: 122, 124, 126, 128
power off: 122, 124–125, 128
Avoiding, spilling ink: 82
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Back print film: 4, 31–32, 143
BF-102: 4
mode: 50
Background printing: 58
Banding: 52
Battery case: 131
attaching: 133–135
examining: 132
removing: 141–142
specifications: 148
Battery compartment: 132, 141
Battery pack
capacity: 139–140
charging: 131
compartment: 132, 134, 141
disposing: 131
guidelines: 131
installing: 131–142
NB-300: 4
removing: 141–142
specifications: 148
using: 131–142
Battery switch: 131–132, 138
BBS: 5
BC-10 Black BJ cartridge: See BJ
cartridge
BCI-10 Black ink tank: See Ink tank
Beeper: 122
Benefits, printer: 2–3
BF-102: See Back print film
Bidirectional printing: 122, 144
BJ cartridge(s): 2–3, 8, 76, 147
guidelines: 80
handling: 81
installing: 14–18
life: 147
maintenance: 81–82
replacing: 84–87
specifications: 147
unpacking: 16
BJ mode: 60–61, 71, 119, 122–127,
145–147
Black and white option: 51, 57
BPF film: See Back Print Film
Buffer: 122–126, 128, 147
Bulletin board services: 5
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O/● button: 11
C
Canadian support: 5
Canon
Accessories: 4
Authorized Service Facility
(ASF): 6, 93
Back Print Film BF-102: 4, 143
BJ printers: 60
Extended mode: 60, 123, 145
Portable Kit: 131
referral service: 3
Transparencies CF-102: 3, 143
Windows Driver diskette: 8
Capacity, ink tanks: 82
Carriage return: 122, 124, 126, 128
Carrying case: 45
CARTRIDGE button: 11, 16, 18, 84,
87–88, 113
Cartridge holder: 16, 75
Cartridge life: 147
Cell composition: 146
Centronics-compatible parallel
interface cable: 8, 13
See also Parallel interface
CF-102: See Transparencies
Character pitch: 122
Character set: 122–124, 126–127,
128, 146
Set 1: 122, 124, 126, 146
Set 2: 124, 126, 146
Characters per line: 146–147
Charge capacity, optimizing: 139
CHARGE light, battery case: 132,
136, 140
Charging, battery pack: 135–136
time: 148
Check list, troubleshooting: 91–92
Cleaning
print head: 79–80
printer: 77–78
CLEANING button: 11, 79
Clearing paper jams: 116–117
Code Page(s): 122, 124, 126–127, 146
Code Page 437: 122, 124, 126–127
Commercial number 10 (COM10)
envelopes: 36, 143, 145
See also Envelopes
Compact design: 2
CompuServe: 5
Computer system: 22
connecting: 13
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Configuration requirements,
computer: 22
Connect, printer to computer: 13
Control codes: 62
Control modes: 60–61
selecting: 71
Conventions, manual: iv
Courier font/typeface: 61, 72, 122,
146
Current printer settings: 11
verifying: 119
Customer support: 5
Customizing, printer: 119–129
Cut sheet paper: 31
D
Data
format: 147
indicator: 34, 64
Default settings: 121–123
Demo pattern: 21
Design, printer: 2
Diffusion halftones: 55, 57
Dimensions, printer: 9, 148
Direction, print: 122
Discharged battery: 135
Discharging, battery pack: 139–140
Display, operator panel: 11
DL envelopes: 36, 143, 145
See also Envelopes
Document, printing: 56–57
Documentation
and diskettes: 8
using: iii
Dots per inch (dpi): 2, 52, 147
Double-high typeface: 61
Double-wide typeface: 61
Download buffer: 122–126, 128, 147
Draft font/typeface: 61, 72, 146
Drivers: See Printer drivers
E
Ejecting paper: 66
Emphasized typeface: 61
Emulation
printer: 119, 145
switching mode: 122, 124,
127–128, 147
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F
Factory default settings: 121–123
Fax
number: 5
retrieval system: 5
Features, printer: 2–3
Feeding paper: 66
FF button: 11, 66
Film cable: 16
Fine mode: 52
First print line: 122–123
Font
packages: 40
pattern: 43
selecting: 72–73
Font typeface: 122
lock mode: 122, 124–125, 128
Foreground printing: 59
Form feeding: 66
Frequency: 12
Front cover: 10, 15
FUNCTION settings: 26–27, 73–74,
119–129
G
Graphics
character set: 123, 128–129, 146
printing: 2
Grayscale option: 51, 57
Guidelines
auto feed: 35
battery pack: 131
BJ cartridges: 80
loading paper: 31
locating printer: 9
printer: 75
H
Halftone option: 54–55
Halftones, diffusion: 57
Hardware: 8
Help
desk: 5, 93
program: 53
High quality ink: 2
High quality (HQ) mode: 52, 67,
122, 143–144
High speed (HS) mode: 52, 67,
143–144
Home position: 18, 30, 76, 81
Horizontal
margins: 122
print position: 122, 124, 128
tab stops: 122
Humidity: 148
I
IBM
character sets: 146
Proprinter X24E printer: 60, 71,
119, 145
USA code page: 122, 126–127
Improving print speed, Windows:
57–58
Ink
color: 147
contents: 147
high quality: 2
low warning function: 73–74,
87, 89, 122, 124, 127–128
using: 83
Glossary: 157–166
Gothic font/typeface: 72, 146
Graphic image print: 147
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Envelopes: 143, 145
printing: 36–38
printing area: 145
Epson
Graphics: 123, 128–129
Italics: 128-129
LQ mode: 60–61, 71, 119, 123,
128–129, 145–147
LQ printers: 60, 71
LQ-2550 printer: 145
Errors, indicated on display: 94–99
ESCape
character: 62
sequences: 62
European DL envelopes: 36, 143,
145 See also Envelopes
Examining
battery case: 132
printer: 10–11
Extensive cleaning, print head: 79
Ink gauge: 73–74
Ink tank(s): 2–3, 76
capacity: 82
maintenance: 81–82
replacing: 88–90
run out of ink: 82
specifications: 147
yield: 147
Input buffer: 122–126, 128, 147
Installing
battery pack: 131–142
BJ cartridge: 14–18
printer driver: 22–25
TrueType fonts: 24–25
Intensity: 55
Interface: 147 See Parallel interface
Interface cable: 8, 13
compartment, battery case: 132
cover, battery case: 132, 138
International character set: 123,
128–129
Italic typeface: 61
Italics character set: 128–129, 146
Manual feed: 51
Margins: 122, 124–125, 128
Media type option: 50
Memory: 27–28, 57–58, 125–126
requirements: 22
MENU button: 11, 21, 43, 67, 70–72,
119–120
Menu mode: 65, 119
Microsoft
Publisher, printing envelopes:
150–151
Windows, printing envelopes:
149–155
Word for Windows, printing
envelopes: 152–153
Mounting screw, battery case:
132–133
MS-DOS
applications: 73, 123
printer drivers: 59–61
setting up: 59–61
L
NB-300: See Battery pack
NiMH battery pack: 148
See also Battery pack
NK-300: See Portable Kit
Normal mode: 52
Nozzle pattern: 42
Number of characters per line:
146–147
Landscape
font capabilities: 40
orientation: 40, 53
LCD display: 10, 30
Left margin: 122
Legal-size paper, printing: 39
Line feed
automatic: 122, 124, 126, 128
pitch: 145
speed: 144
Line printers: 27–28
Line spacing: 122
Loading, paper: 19–20, 32–35
Locating, printer: 9
Low ink warning function: 87, 89,
122, 124, 127–128
using: 73–74
M
Maintaining, printer: 75–90
Managing, printer features: 26–27
Manual
contents: iii–iv
conventions: iv
using: iii
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O
OHP film: See Back print film
ON LINE button: 11
ON LINE light: 11
One-half Reduction mode: 69
Operating environment: 148
Operational problems: 97–99
Operator panel: 10–11
buttons: 26
display: 64–65
using: 63–73
Optimizing, charge capacity: 139
Orange cap and tape: 17
Orientation: 40
option: 53
Other selections: 53
Over head projection film: See Back
print film
Index
Page
length: 122, 124
orientation: 53
printers: 27–28
size: 39
Paper
feeding: 66
handling: 2, 143
jams, clearing: 116–117
loading: 19–20, 32–35
loading problems: 104–106
path: 32
printing area: 144
size: 49, 143
source: 51
type: 143
types, selecting: 31
weight: 143
Paper guide: 10, 19–20
Paper support: 10, 75
Parallel interface: 147
cable: 8, 13
connector: 137
port: 10
Pattern 1 and 2, halftone: 54–55
Pitch: 146
Plain paper: 31, 122
mode: 50
Platen: 35
cleaning: 78
Portable kit: 4, 46, 131
NK-300: 4, 131
specifications: 148
Portrait orientation: 40, 53
POWER button: 11, 30
Power
connector, battery case: 132
consumption: 148
off, automatic: 122, 124–125, 128
source: 148
supply: 12
Prestige font/typeface: 61, 72, 146
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density: 31, 35
dimensions, Reduction mode:
68–69
direction: 122
media: 3–4, 122
modes, selecting: 67–68
selection option: 51
Setup option: 48
speed: 2, 143
width: 144
Print head: 2, 76, 147
cleaning: 79–80
nozzles: 79, 83
Print Manager, Windows: 23, 57
using: 58–59
Print quality: 2, 122
option: 52
problems: 107–109
Printer
battery pack, using: 137–138
cleaning: 77–78
compatibility, software: 62
connecting: 13
customizing: 119–129
dimensions: 9, 148
emulation: 119
examining: 10–11
features: 2–3, 26–27
guidelines: 75
locating: 9
maintaining: 75–90
modes: 63
problems: 91–117
servicing: 6
setting up: 7–28
setup within Windows: 48–59
specifications: 143–148
status: 63
storing: 90
traveling: 45–46
troubleshooting: 91–117
turning on/off: 29–30
unpacking: 7–8
using: 29–46
weight: 148
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P
Printer control mode: 71, 122, 145
selecting: 60–61
Printer driver
installing: 22–25
selecting: 59–60
Printer settings: 11, 30, 56, 120
default: 122–123
Printers, line vs. page: 27–28
Printing
characters: 146
direction: 144
disabled: 65
document: 56–57
envelopes: 36–38
envelopes, Windows: 149–155
from Windows: 25
landscape orientation: 40
legal-size paper: 39
method: 143
options, selecting: 49–56
problems: 100–103
speed, improving: 57–58
test patterns: 21, 41–44
with low battery: 139–140
Printing area
envelopes: 145
paper: 144
Problems, printer: 91–117
Programmer’s Manual: 4
Proof of purchase: 6, 8
Q
Quick cleaning, print head: 79
Quick Start Guide: iii, 8
R
RAM: 27–28
See also Memory
Rear illumination: 4 See also Back
print film
Recoverable errors: 94, 96
Reduction mode: 122
selecting: 70
using: 68–70
REFRESH
light, battery case: 132, 140
switch, battery case: 132, 139
Registration card: 8
Removing
battery pack: 141–142
battery case: 141–142
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Replacing
BJ cartridge: 84–87
ink tank: 88–90
Resident printer control modes: 2,
145
Resolution: 147
Ripple pattern: 42
Roman font/typeface: 61, 72, 146
S
Sans Serif typeface: 61
Script font/typeface: 61, 72, 146
Selecting
control mode: 71
font: 72–73
location: 9
paper types: 31
print mode: 67–68
printer control mode: 60–61
printer driver: 59–60
printer settings: 56
printing options: 49–56
Reduction mode: 70
Serial number: 10, 93
Service call errors: 94, 96–97
Servicing, printer: 6
Setting up
MS-DOS applications: 59–61
printer: 7–28
Setup program: 24, 48
Sheet feeder: 10, 19–20, 51
capacity: 32, 143
Slashed zero: 122
typeface: 61
Smoothing mode: 2, 52, 122,
124–125, 128, 147
Software
applications: 26, 59, 63, 73
compatibility: 2
notes: 149–151
printer compatibility: 62
using printer: 47–62
Space requirements: 9
Special options: 54–56
Specifications: 143–148
portable kit: 148
Spilling ink, avoiding: 82
Starting
print head cleaning: 79
test patterns: 43–44
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T
Tab stops: 122
Temperature: 148
Test patterns
printing: 21, 41–44
starting: 43–44
Text scale mode: 122, 124–125, 128
Thick paper: 31
Top
cover: 10
margin: 122, 124–125, 128
Transparencies: 3, 31–32, 143
CF-102: 3
Transparency mode: 50
Traveling, with printer: 45–46
Troubleshooting: 91–117
check list: 91–92
TrueType fonts/typefaces: 2, 146
Font Pack diskette: 8
installing: 24–25
Turning on/off, printer: 29–30
Two-thirds Reduction mode: 68
Typeface lock mode: 122, 124–125,
128
Typefaces: 146
printer control modes: 61
U
U.S. Commercial number 10
envelopes: 36
See also Envelopes
Unidirectional printing: 144
Universal adapter: 46
AD-350U: 4
Unpacking, printer: 7–8
USA character set: 122, 129
User defined paper size: 49
User’s Manual: iii, 8
Using
battery pack: 131–142
BJ-30 Windows driver: 24
ink: 83
low ink warning function: 73–74
operator panel: 63–73
printer: 29–46
printer with battery pack:
137–138
printer with software: 47–62
reduction modes: 68–70
Windows Print Manager: 58–59
V
Verifying, current settings: 119
Vertical
margins: 122
tab stops: 122
Voltage: 12
battery: 148
W
Warnings: 94–95
Warranty: 6, 8
Weight, printer: 148
Windows
driver: 24
improving print speed: 57–58
Print Manager: 23, 58–59
printer driver, installing: 22–25
printer setup: 48–59
printing: 25
printing envelopes: 149–155
problems: 110–115
recommended settings: 56
WordPerfect, printing envelopes:
153–155
Works for Windows, printing
envelopes: 155
Index
Storing, printer: 90
Supplies: 3, 5
Switching mode, emulation: 122,
124, 127–128, 147
X
X-ray machines: 46
Z
Zero, slashed: 122
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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.
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