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Copyright
This manual is copyrighted by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not
be reproduced in any form, in whole or part, without the prior written
consent of CCSI.
©1998 Canon Computer Systems, Inc.
Disclaimer
Canon Computer Systems, Inc. has reviewed this manual thoroughly
in order that it will be an easy to use guide to your Canon BJC-5000
Series Color Bubble Jet Printer. All statements, technical information,
and recommendations in this manual and in any guides or related
documents are believed reliable, but the accuracy and completeness
thereof are not guaranteed or warranted, and they are not intended to
be, nor should they be understood to be, representations or warranties
concerning the products described.
Your printer and the software media included with your printer have
been sold to you subject to the limited warranties set forth in the
warranty card and license agreement enclosed with the respective
product. All software is licensed AS IS, as described in the license
agreement enclosed with the software media. Further, CCSI reserves the
right to make changes in the specifications of the products described in
this manual at any time without notice and without obligation to notify
any person of such changes.
Trademarks
Canon, BJ and BJC are registered trademarks and Bubble Jet, the
Bubble Jet logo, PhotoRealism, and “See What We Mean” are trademarks
of Canon Inc.
Other brand and product names may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
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Using Your Documentation
The following documentation is supplied with the Canon BJC-5000
Series Color Bubble Jet™ Printer to help you efficiently use your new
printer.
Quick Start Guide
This booklet describes the steps you follow to unpack and set up your
printer and install the BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver for Windows® 95.
You can follow the steps illustrated in the booklet to start printing in
minutes. It also includes quick reference information to help you use the
printer on a daily basis.
User’s Manual
This manual offers detailed information on how to operate your printer.
It includes printing operations, maintenance, and specifications. Read
this manual to master basic operations and when you need to know the
specifications of the printer.
Conventions
This User’s Manual uses the following conventions to alert you to
information that will help you operate the printer correctly and safely.
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Notes provide advice or suggestions regarding the use of the printer.
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Cautions alert you to operations that could cause damage to your
hardware or software, or cause injury to yourself.
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Distinctive typefaces identify the printer buttons you press, the lights on
the operator panel, and any commands you enter at your computer.
❍ The buttons you press appear in this typeface: POWER button.
❍ The lights on your printer appear in this typeface: POWER/ERROR
light.
❍ When you type something on your computer, it appears in this
typeface: DIR/P.
❍ When you press a Windows button, it appears in bold: Click OK.
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Contents
1 Introduction ......................................................................................................
Supplies and Accessories ....................................................................................
BJ Cartridges and BJ Tanks .........................................................................
Canon Specialty Papers ...............................................................................
Canon Customer Care Center ...........................................................................
Servicing the Printer ....................................................................................
Important Safety Instructions ...........................................................................
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2 Using the Printer With Windows 95 .........................................................
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Installing a Printer Driver ................................................................................. 2-1
Printing a Document ......................................................................................... 2-2
Printer Setup Within Windows 95 .................................................................... 2-3
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box in Windows 95 .................... 2-3
Using the Printer Driver in Windows 95 ................................................... 2-3
The Windows Tabs ............................................................................................. 2-4
Specifying Your Printing Options on the Windows Tabs ......................... 2-9
Printing Speed Versus Color ............................................................................. 2-9
Ways to Improve Print Speed in Windows 95 ........................................... 2-10
3 Paper Handling .................................................................................................
Selecting Paper Types .........................................................................................
Paper Guidelines ..........................................................................................
Paper Sizes ....................................................................................................
Media Types .................................................................................................
Loading Paper ....................................................................................................
Automatically Feeding Paper ......................................................................
Auto Feed Guidelines ..................................................................................
Manually Feeding Paper ..............................................................................
Printing on Envelopes ........................................................................................
Using Canon’s Specialty Papers .........................................................................
Specialty Paper Guidelines ..........................................................................
Canon’s High Resolution Paper HR-101 ....................................................
Fabric Sheet FS-101 .....................................................................................
Printing on Banner Paper ...........................................................................
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4 Maintaining the Printer ................................................................................
Printer Guidelines ..............................................................................................
Cleaning the Printer ...........................................................................................
Printing a Test Print ...........................................................................................
Performing Printer Maintenance Through the Printer Driver .......................
Aligning the Print Heads .............................................................................
Cleaning the Print Heads ............................................................................
Calibrating the Printer Colors ....................................................................
Saving Power ................................................................................................
BJ Cartridge Guidelines .....................................................................................
Choosing Which BJ Cartridges to Use .......................................................
Replacing BJ Cartridges and BJ Tanks ..............................................................
BJ Cartridge and BJ Tank Maintenance .....................................................
Replacing a BJ Cartridge .............................................................................
Replacing a BJ Tank in the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge ............................
Storing a BJ Cartridge ........................................................................................
Transporting the Printer ....................................................................................
5 Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................
Identifying Your Printer Problem .....................................................................
Basic Problems ...................................................................................................
Error Conditions .........................................................................................
Clearing Paper Jams ...........................................................................................
Appendix A
Specifications ...............................................................................
Printing Specifications .......................................................................................
BJ Cartridges ......................................................................................................
General ...............................................................................................................
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Glossary .................................................................................................................... G-1
Index ..........................................................................................................................
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FCC Regulations ...................................................................................................... FCC-1
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Canon BJC-5000 Series Color
Bubble Jet™ Printer. We appreciate your choosing this printer to meet
your printing needs.
The BJC-5000 Series printers, with Canon’s new dual print head system,
offer excellent print quality and fast print speed using both color and
black inks. We are certain you will be satisfied with this advanced Bubble
Jet technology.
This chapter:
❍ Lists the supplies and accessories you can purchase for the printer
❍ Describes Canon’s customer support services
❍ Provides important safety instructions
Chapter 1
Introduction
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Supplies and Accessories
Your BJC-5000 Series printer supports excellent and unique print media
options that will allow you to produce dazzling, professional, and fun
presentations. All of these print media are specially designed and
manufactured to work with your Canon color printer so you can
produce the finest output possible.
Canon has an extensive dealer network equipped to offer you supplies
as you need them. To find a dealer near you, call the Canon Referral
Service at 1-800-848-4123.
If supplies are not available from your local dealer, you can order
directly from Canon by calling 1-800-385-2155.
BJ Cartridges and BJ Tanks
You can use the following BJ cartridges with the BJC-5000 Series
printers:
❍ BC-21e Color BJ® Cartridge (included)
❍ BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge (optional)
❍ BC-23 Enhanced Black BJ Cartridge (included)
You can purchase the following BJ tanks for use in the BC-21e Color
BJ Cartridge:
❍ BCI-21 Color BJ Tank for the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
❍ BCI-21 Black BJ Tank for the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
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BJ cartridges contain the Bubble Jet print head and BJ tank, while
BJ tanks contain ink only.
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Canon’s limited warranty does not cover damage caused to Canon’s
Bubble Jet products that is attributable to the use of third-party parts or
supplies, including inks. The limited warranty remains in effect for its
life once that particular damage has been properly repaired.
For optimum printing results, Canon recommends that you use only
Canon BJ cartridges.
Canon Specialty Papers
Canon manufactures numerous specialty papers, including:
❍ High Gloss Photo Film HG-101 or HG-201
❍ Glossy Photo Paper GP-201
❍ Banner Paper
❍ Brilliant White Paper
❍ LetterPlus Letterhead Paper
❍ High Resolution Paper HR-101
❍ T-Shirt Transfers TR-101 or TR-201
❍ Greeting Cards GC-101
❍ Bubble Jet Paper LC-301 (water resistant)
❍ Fabric Sheet FS-101
❍ Back Print Film BF-102
❍ Transparencies CF-102
See Chapter 3, Paper Handling, for details on Canon’s Specialty Papers.
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Canon has more engineers dedicated to creating quality ink for providing
the best results for output from Bubble Jet printers than any other
organization. Canon does not prohibit the use of third-party inks, and
the use of third-party inks does not invalidate the product’s limited
warranty. However, Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance
of your printer when you are using inks from other suppliers.
Canon Customer Care Center
Canon Computer Systems, Inc. offers a full range of customer technical
support options* including:
❍ 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, toll-free automated support for
troubleshooting issues on most current products (1-800-423-2366)
❍ Speak to a technician free of service charge (currently Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST, and Saturday,
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, excluding holidays) for products
still under warranty** (1-757-413-2848)
❍ Speak to a technician (currently $24.99) during holidays and
days/hours not listed above regarding urgent product questions
or for products no longer under warranty (1-800-423-2366)
The same service is available for a charge of $2.50 per minute
(1-900-246-1200)
❍ E-mail support via the Canon Computer Systems, Inc. Web site
(www.ccsi.canon.com)
❍ 24-hour, toll-free Fax Retrieval System (1-800-526-4345)
❍ 24-hour Bulletin Board Service (1-757-420-2000)
*Support program specifics subject to change without notice.
**Refer to individual product information for warranty details.
Canon Canada
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.
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See Chapter 5, Troubleshooting, before contacting Canon to make sure
you have the necessary information available.
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Servicing the Printer
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Introduction
The Canon BJC-5000 Series Color Bubble Jet Printer is designed with
the latest technology to provide trouble-free operation. The Warranty
Card that comes with the printer describes Canon’s limited one-year
warranty for your Bubble Jet printer. Be sure to read the warranty
information to find out about the different service options available
to you.
Save your sales receipt for proof of purchase. In the event that your
printer needs service, you will need your proof of purchase to obtain
warranty service.
If you feel your BJC-5000 Series Color Bubble Jet Printer needs
servicing, contact Canon on the World Wide Web to locate the Canon
Authorized Service Facility nearest you. If you do not have access to the
Web, you can call Canon (see page 1-4).
Important Safety Instructions
Read these safety instructions and refer to them later if you have any
questions.
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Except as explained in this manual, do not attempt to service the
BJC-5000 Series printer yourself. Opening and removing certain
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks.
Refer all servicing to a Canon Authorized Service Facility. Call the
Customer Care Center for details.
❍ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❍ Place the printer on a sturdy level surface. Do not place it on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. If the printer falls, it could be seriously
damaged.
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❍ Do not use the printer near water. If you spill liquid on or into the
printer, unplug it immediately and call the Customer Care Center.
❍ Slots and openings in the printer and on the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the printer
and to protect it from overheating, do not block or cover these
openings. Do not block the openings by placing the printer on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do not place the printer near a
radiator or heat register, nor in a closet or built-in cabinet unless
proper ventilation is provided.
❍ Operate the printer only from the type of power source indicated on
the printer’s label. If you are unsure of the type of power available,
consult your dealer or local power company.
❍ Set up the printer near the electrical outlet you plan to use. Make
sure the outlet is easily accessible.
❍ If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure that the
total of the ampere ratings on the products plugged into the
extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
Also, make sure that the total of all products plugged into the wall
outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
❍ To avoid injury, do not allow children access to the interior of the
printer and do not allow them to touch any electrical contacts or
gears that are exposed.
❍ Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord, and do not locate
the printer where the cord will be walked on. Make sure the power
cord is not knotted or kinked.
❍ Do not push objects of any kind into the slots or openings on the
printer. This could result in a fire or electric shock.
❍ Do not allow small objects (such as pins, paper clips, or staples) to
fall into the printer. If something does fall into it that you cannot
remove, unplug the printer immediately and call the Customer Care
Center.
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❍ Unplug the printer from the wall outlet and call the Customer Care
Center if any of the following conditions exist:
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The power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
Liquid is spilled into the printer, or if the printer is exposed to
rain or water.
Smoke, unusual noises, or odors come from the printer.
The printer has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
The printer does not operate normally when you have followed
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions in the Quick Start Guide
and this User’s Manual. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and may require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.
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Chapter 1
Using the Printer With 2
Windows 95
This chapter describes how to use the printer with your Windows 95
applications. It includes:
❍ Installing a printer driver
Using the Printer
With Windows
❍ Printing a document
❍ Printer setup within Windows 95
❍ The Windows tabs
❍ Printing speed versus color
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Before using your printer for the first time, you must perform print head
alignment to obtain optimum print quality. See your Quick Start Guide
(or page 4-5) for details.
Installing a Printer Driver
Before you can use any type of printer with your computer, you must
install a printer driver. The printer driver tells the computer what kind
of a printer you are using. The printer driver also controls the various
settings, such as print quality and paper type. You define these settings
within the printer driver, and the printer driver then communicates the
settings to both the computer and the printer.
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Chapter 2
You must install the BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver for Windows 95
before you can use the printer with your computer. See your Quick Start
Guide for instructions.
Using the Printer With Windows
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Printing a Document
This procedure describes the general steps required for printing from
various Windows applications. The exact steps for printing a document
may vary depending on the application program you are using. Refer
to your software application’s documentation for the exact printing
procedure.
Start your
application.
Make sure
the Canon
BJC-5000 Series
is selected as
your default
printer.
❍ Start the program you are using to create the document,
and open the document you want to print.
❍ Choose Print or Print Setup from the File menu. You will
see a screen similar to this:
❍ Click on the Properties button if you want to make any
adjustments as appropriate for printing your document.
(See Printer Setup Within Windows 95 for details.)
❍ After making any necessary changes to the printing
options, click OK to start the print job.
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Chapter 2
Printer Setup Within Windows 95
You can use the printer with all your Windows 95 applications.
Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box
in Windows 95
You can open the Properties dialog box in one of the following ways:
❍ From the Printers folder, you can select the printer and then select
the Properties command from the File menu.
❍ From the Printers folder, you can select the printer, click the right
mouse button, and then select Properties from the drop down list.
Using the Printer Driver in Windows 95
The printing options are displayed on the following Windows 95 tabs:
General, Details, Settings, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance. See The
Windows Tabs section (page 2-4) for details. (You may also see a Sharing
tab if your printer is being shared by a Network.)
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For detailed information on any of the printing options, you can use the
Windows 95 on-line Help in the following ways:
❍ Use the right mouse button to click an item on the screen; then
click the What’s This? command.
❍ Click ? and then click an item.
❍ Press F1.
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With Windows
❍ From within any Windows application, you can select the Print or
Print Setup command.
The Windows Tabs
The BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver for Windows 95 has several tabs
from which you can select your printing options and learn about your
printer driver as well as your printer.
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Be sure to use the help features described on page 2-3 to learn about the
functions on these tabs.
❍ General
This tab allows you to add comments regarding the printer driver
and print a test page or a separator page. (You see this tab when
you open the Properties dialog box from the Printers folder, not
from within a Windows application.)
ADD COMMENTS
HERE
PRINT A
SEPARATOR
PAGE
PRINT A
TEST PAGE
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CHOOSE THE
PRINTER’S
PORT
SPECIFY THE
PRINTER
DRIVER
SPECIFY
TIMEOUT
SETTINGS
SPECIFY
SPOOL
SETTINGS
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SPECIFY PORT
SETTINGS
This must be set to ECP Printer Port to obtain the
optimum performance from your printer. See your
Quick Start Guide for details.
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❍ Details
This tab allows you to specify printer port settings, spool settings,
and time-out settings. (You see this tab when you open the
Properties dialog box from the Printers folder, not from within a
Windows application.)
❍ Settings
This tab allows you to select the type of printing, print quality, and
paper type.
SPECIFY TYPE OF PRINTING
• REGULAR IS FOR MOST OF YOUR PRINTING NEEDS
• PHOTO-REALISTIC IS FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OR
• OTHER HIGH RESOLUTION DOCUMENTS;
• PRINTING WILL BE SLOWER
• (PHOTO-REALISTIC REQUIRES USE OF BC-21e
• AND BC-22e CARTRIDGE COMBINATION)
SPECIFY PRINT
QUALITY
• STANDARD IS
• FASTER THAN
• HIGH
• GRAPHICS IS
• AVAILABLE FOR
• PLAIN PAPER
• ONLY
• HIGH IS BEST
• QUALITY BUT
• SLOWEST SPEED
USES BLACK
INK ONLY
(EVEN IF A
COLOR
CARTRIDGE IS
INSTALLED);
IMAGE IS
CONVERTED
TO GRAYSCALE
SPECIFY PRINT
MEDIA
SPECIFY
MANUAL FEED
SPECIFY
ORIENTATION
• PORTRAIT
• LANDSCAPE
SPECIFY SIZE
OF PRINT MEDIA
THE SETTINGS
AVAILABLE HERE
DEPEND ON THE
OPTIONS SELECTED
ON SETTINGS TAB
USE TO MATCH
PRINTED COLORS
TO YOUR MONITOR
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USE TO ENHANCE
THE CONTRAST
BETWEEN LIGHT
AND DARK COLORS
(PRIMARILY FOR
BUSINESS
PRESENTATIONS)
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CLICK ON ANY OF THESE
PROBLEMS TO SEE
INFORMATION REGARDING
THE CAUSE AND POSSIBLE
SOLUTIONS; BE SURE TO
CLICK ON THE BOX
DISPLAYS VERSION
NUMBER AND COPYRIGHT
INFORMATION
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❍ Troubleshooting
This tab helps you analyze common printing problems and
recommends corrective actions. It also includes the About button,
which displays version and copyright information about the device.
❍ Maintenance
This tab allows you to perform routine Maintenance tasks to keep
your printer operating at optimum efficiency.
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
ALIGN THE PRINT HEADS
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
CLEAN THE PRINT HEADS
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
CALIBRATE THE PRINTER
COLORS
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
AUTOMATICALLY TURN
OFF THE PRINTER IF IT IS
IDLE FOR A SPECIFIED
PERIOD OF TIME
See the information starting on page 4-4 for complete details on
using these procedures.
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Chapter 2
Specifying Your Printing Options
on the Windows Tabs
Be sure to use your on-line help to find out about the settings available
for each printing option.
❍ To move between the Windows tabs, click on any of the tabs.
❍ To save the settings and exit, click the OK button.
❍ To save your settings without exiting, click the Apply button.
❍ To access helpful information about the printer and the printer
driver, click on the Help button.
❍ To find out about a setting, click the question mark ? in the upper
right corner. Move the larger question mark to the setting you are
interested in and click again.
Printing Speed Versus Color
The BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver for Windows 95 can interpret and
translate the full spectrum of colors, up to 16.7 million colors. When
printing in color, there is a significant increase in the amount of
information that the driver has to interpret and translate. When printing
with black ink only, the driver has only one color to interpret.
By decreasing the amount of colors that the printer driver has to
interpret, you can significantly decrease the time needed to translate
the information. This will speed up the overall printing process.
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❍ To cancel your setting selections on a tab, click the Cancel button.
Ways to Improve Print Speed in Windows 95
To improve printing speed, you can try the following:
❍ Set the parallel port to ECP
To achieve the optimum performance from your printer, the parallel
port must be set to ECP. If the port is not set to ECP, you must
change your system setup (also called System BIOS or CMOS
settings). See your computer documentation for details on how to
configure your parallel port.
❍ Release system memory (RAM)
Use only one software program at a time and unload any screen
saving utilities or programs stored in Windows background; this
releases more memory for Windows processing.
❍ Select Plain Paper or Bubble Jet Paper as the Media type
The print head will make one or two passes for each printed line.
❍ Select Standard as the Print Quality
The Standard setting is four times faster than the High setting.
❍ Check your hard disk space
Make sure you have plenty of hard disk space available. As your hard
disk fills up, your computer becomes slower.
❍ Add RAM to your computer
The computer will be able to process your documents faster.
❍ Use a computer with a faster processor
The computer will be able to process your documents faster.
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Chapter 2
Paper Handling 3
This chapter describes how to use the printer for all your printing
operations. It includes:
❍ Selecting paper
❍ Summary of printer settings for various print media
❍ Loading paper
❍ Printing on envelopes
To ensure the best performance of your printer, you’ll want to select the
best paper and load it correctly. You can stack paper in the sheet feeder
to load it automatically, or you can manually feed one sheet at a time
from the back of the printer.
Selecting Paper Types
One of the most important things you can do to assure the best possible
performance of your Bubble Jet printer is to select the correct paper.
Your printer produces letter quality print on most plain bond papers,
including cotton bond and photocopying papers; it does not require
special ink jet papers. However, the print quality varies with different
paper types. Be sure to test a type of paper before you purchase a large
quantity.
Plain Paper
You can use regular copier paper, cotton bond papers, and typical
letterhead. Always use paper without curls, folds, staples, or damaged
edges. Copier paper has a preferred side for printing. Look at the label
on the package to see which side to print on.
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❍ Using Canon Specialty Papers
High Gloss Photo Film
The Canon High Gloss Photo Film HG-101 or HG-201 features a
bright white finish that lends striking visual power to charts, graphs,
and photographic images. Use this film to make your presentation
materials and graphics look professional. When printing on this film,
use the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge and BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
combination.
Glossy Photo Paper
Canon Glossy Photo Paper GP-201 is a high gloss, thicker paper that
produces the look and feel of a photograph. Use this paper with the
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge and BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge combination
to produce top-quality photo-realistic prints from your printer.
Banner Paper
Canon’s Banner Paper is specifically designed for printing one
continuous sheet in a banner format. The connected sheets are divided
by a perforation. You can print from two to six sheets at one time. (In
your printer driver, select Plain Paper for Media and Letter Banner for
Size when you load this paper.)
Brilliant White Paper
Canon’s unique paper formulation gives you a bright white printing
surface that produces incredibly brilliant colors and dark, crisp black
text. This paper works great for proposals, color presentations, color
charts/graphs, flyers, and newsletters. You can print on both sides of
the sheet. (In your printer driver, select Plain Paper for Media when
you load this paper.)
LetterPlus Letterhead Paper
This paper is 9 × 13.3 inches so you can print edge to edge and catch all
your creativity on the page. Design your document to 8.5 × 11 inches
with edge-to-edge color; and then just remove the perforated margins
for beautiful graphics and crisp, dark text. This paper is perfect for
company letterhead, proposal covers, or any full-bleed design. (In your
printer driver, select Plain Paper for Media and Letter+ for Size when
you load this paper.)
High Resolution Paper
The Canon High Resolution Paper HR-101 is designed to produce
photo-realistic quality output with sharp and vivid graphics. For
best results, use the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge and BC-22e Photo
BJ Cartridge combination to produce images comparable to your
favorite photographs.
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T-Shirt Transfers
Use Canon’s popular T-Shirt Transfers TR-101 or TR-201 to create and
personalize T-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, tablecloths, napkins, tote
bags, and anything else your imagination allows! Use on any cotton or
cotton/poly blend fabric. Your image is printed in mirror image (when
you select T-Shirt Transfer for the Media type in the BJC-5000 Series
Printer Driver) so when you iron it onto the T-shirt, the image is viewed
correctly.
Greeting Cards
Get the most out of your Canon Creative or other card making software
with Canon Greeting Cards GC-101. You can create cards, invitations,
announcements, and more.
The Canon Bubble Jet Paper LC-301 has been developed for high quality
printing with minimal or no smearing or running when in contact with
water or damp surfaces, making it a good choice for damp or rainy
environments. The paper is specially coated and printable on both sides.
(In your printer driver, select Bubble Jet paper for Media when you load
this paper.)
Fabric Sheets
Use Fabric Sheet FS-101 for Canon Bubble Jet printers to print banners,
pillow covers, scarves, flags, and other textile items. Use these sheets for
appliqués and other craft and sewing projects. Fabric sheets are 9.5 × 14
inches.
Back Print Film
Canon Back Print Film BF-102 has been specially developed for Canon
Color Bubble Jet printers. The film is designed to deliver brilliant, highintensity color images suitable for business presentations, design work,
or professional reports. Back print film is printed on the back (matte or
nonglossy) side of the film in mirror image and then viewed from the
front (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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Bubble Jet Paper (water resistant)
Transparencies
Transparencies CF-102 from Canon are recommended. These
transparencies produce excellent contrast, sharpness, and color.
Assorted Paper Starter Kit
If you would like to try some of the papers described above, look for
Canon’s Starter Kit. It contains an assortment of paper types.
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❍ Be sure to select the appropriate media type (on the Settings tab) in
the BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver.
❍ If you are printing in an application outside Windows, your software
application or printer driver must support mirror image printing in
order to use Back Print Film or T-Shirt Transfers.
Paper Guidelines
When selecting or loading paper, please remember the following:
❍ Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper can
cause paper jams and poor print quality.
❍ Use cut sheet paper only. You cannot use multipart paper.
❍ When using graph paper, the lines may not match because the
1/6-inch line spacing of the printer is slightly less than that of
graph paper.
❍ If the print density of your page is very high, light paper stock may
curl slightly due to the large amount of ink. If you need to print
dense graphics, try printing on heavier stock.
❍ Do not use thicker paper than meets the specifications for this
printer. (See Appendix A, Specifications, for details.) Printing with a
paper that is thick enough to come in contact with the print head
nozzles may damage the BJ cartridges.
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Paper Sizes
The BJC-5000 Series printer supports these page sizes:
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Measurements
Feed Method
Letter
8.5 in × 11 in
Auto
Legal
8.5 in × 14 in
Auto
A4
210 mm × 297 mm
Auto
A3
297 mm × 420 mm
Manual
A5
148 mm × 210 mm
Auto
B4
257 mm x 364 mm
Manual
B5
182 mm × 257 mm
Auto
Tabloid
11 in × 17 in
Manual
DL Envelope (European)
220 mm × 110 mm
Auto
#10 Envelope (U.S. Comm)
9.5 in × 4.125 in
Auto
Letter+ (Full Bleed)
9 in × 13.3 in
Auto
A4+ (Full Bleed)
223.5 mm × 355.6 mm
Auto
Letter Banner
8.5 in × 11 in
(each sheet)
Manual
A4 Banner
210 mm × 297 mm
(each sheet)
Manual
Fabric Size
9.488 in × 14.015 in
Auto
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Paper Size
❍ When you select Tabloid for paper size, the printer driver
automatically selects manual feed.
❍ When you select Photo-realistic printing, only certain sizes are
available.
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Media Types
Paper Feed
Media
Method
Limit (Sheets)
Plain Paper
Auto
Approx. 130
(0.4” stack)
High Gloss Photo Film
HG-101 or HG-201
Manual
1
Glossy Photo Paper
GP-201
Auto
1
Banner Paper
Manual
1 (2 to 6)
Brilliant White Paper
Auto
Approx. 130
(0.4” stack)
LetterPlus Letterhead Paper
Auto
Approx. 100
(0.4” stack)
High Resolution Paper
HR-101
Auto
Approx. 100
(0.4” stack)
T-Shirt Transfers
TR-101 or TR-201
Auto
1
Greeting Cards GC-101
Manual
1
Bubble Jet Paper LC-301
Auto
Approx. 130
(0.4” stack)
Fabric Sheet FS-101
Auto
1
Back Print Film BF-102
Auto
10
Transparencies CF-102
Auto
30
Other heavier-weight
print media
Manual
1
Auto
Auto
1
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Envelopes
Single
Stack
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Loading Paper
You can stack paper in the sheet feeder to load it automatically, or you
can manually feed one sheet at a time through the manual feed slot on
the back of the printer.
You can place approximately 130 sheets of plain paper (20 lb or
64 g/m2) in the sheet feeder at a time.
You can stack approximately 30 sheets of transparency film or 10 sheets
of back print film in the sheet feeder. However, these special media may
not advance correctly under unusual environmental conditions (such as
extreme temperatures or humidity). If you have trouble with special
papers becoming skewed or feeding multiple sheets, do not stack them
in the sheet feeder. Manually feed them one sheet at a time from either
the sheet feeder or the manual feed slot.
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Automatically Feeding Paper
Pull the paper
support up
until it stops.
Pull out the
paper output
tray and its
extension.
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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.
Start your
print operation.
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❍ Align the edge of the paper with the right edge of the
sheet feeder and secure the stack with the paper guide.
❍ Do not stack paper beyond the limit mark on the right
side of the printer.
❍ Make sure the printer is turned on.
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Auto Feed Guidelines
When automatically feeding stacks of paper, follow these 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.
❍ If paper curls after printing, remove it immediately; otherwise, paper
jams may occur.
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❍ Depending on the density of your printed pages, the ink may need
time to dry. Within two to three seconds, the ink becomes smudge
resistant.
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❍ Do not try to load paper into the sheet feeder beyond the paper
limit mark ( ) on the right side of the sheet feeder; stacking too
much paper may cause paper feeding 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.
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Manually Feeding Paper
You use the manual feed function when printing on heavier-weight
print media (17 lb to 146 lb, 64 g/m2 to 550 g/m2, or paper thickness
up to 0.8 mm).
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❍ You must use manual feed for tabloid (11 × 17 in) paper.
❍ Make sure your printer cable is hooked under the tab on the back of
the printer.
Move the manual
feed guide to
match your
paper size.
MANUAL FEED
GUIDE
Insert the
single sheet.
HOOK CABLE
HERE
❍ Make sure the front cover is closed and the POWER/ERROR
light is green.
❍ Hold the sheet with the print side facing up and align the
sheet with the left edge of the manual feed slot.
❍ Adjust the manual feed guide to the sheet.
❍ Slide the sheet into the manual feed slot and hold the
sheet for about two seconds until it feeds automatically.
❍ The printer will automatically load the paper into
position.
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Set up your
print operation.
❍ On the Settings tab, click the I will feed paper manually
box so that a check mark appears. (For certain Media
types and sizes, this box is automatically checked.)
CLICK HERE
FOR MANUAL
FEED
Start your
print operation.
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❍ Make sure the paper is loaded, and the POWER/ERROR light
is green.
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❍ If you have just turned on the printer, or not used the
printer for awhile, the sheet may automatically eject.
Simply feed the sheet again.
Printing on Envelopes
You can stack up to 15 envelopes in the sheet feeder or you can manually
feed envelopes one at a time.
U.S. Commercial number 10 (COM10) envelopes and European DL
envelopes are recommended. You may be able to stack envelopes of
other sizes in the sheet feeder; however, Canon cannot guarantee
consistent performance on envelope sizes other than COM10 and DL.
The following envelopes are not recommended because they may cause
jams or smears, or may damage your printer.
❍ Envelopes with windows, holes, perforations, cutouts, and
double flaps.
❍ Envelopes made with special coated paper or deeply
embossed paper.
❍ Envelopes using peel-off sealing strips.
❍ Envelopes in which letters have been enclosed.
When you are ready to print on envelopes, follow these steps to stack
envelopes in the sheet feeder. (You can also manually feed envelopes one
at a time.)
Prepare the
envelopes.
❍ Arrange the stack of envelopes on a firm surface and press
down firmly on the edges to make the folds crisp.
❍ Press all the way around the envelopes to remove any
curls and to expel air from inside the envelopes.
PRESS DOWN FIRMLY ON
THE EDGES OF THE FLAP
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❍ To remove curling from envelopes, hold the edges of the
envelopes diagonally and bend gently.
Insert the
envelopes.
❍ Slide a stack of envelopes into the sheet feeder until it
stops.
❍ Align the edge of the paper guide with the left edge of the
stack of envelopes.
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❍ Make sure any curls are removed from the flap of each
envelope.
Set up your
print operation.
❍ On the Settings tab, select 10 Envelope or DL Envelope
in the Size box.
PAPER SIZE
❍ Now you can start the print operation from your
Windows application.
Using Canon’s Specialty Papers
This selection provides guidelines for printing on Canon’s Specialty
Papers and describes special procedures required for High Resolution
Paper, Fabric Sheets, and Banner Paper.
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Be sure to read any instructions that come with your Canon specialty
paper. These instructions provide important information regarding how
to achieve the highest print quality with these papers.
Follow these guidelines:
❍ When automatically feeding transparencies or back print film,
remove each sheet after it is delivered. Do not allow film sheets to
stack up.
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❍ Allow the printed sheets of film, paper, or fabric to dry completely
before storing them.
Paper type
Drying time (approx.)
Canon High Gloss Photo Film
HG-101 or HG-201
Canon Glossy Photo Paper GP-201
Canon Fabric Sheet FS-101
Canon Back Print Film BF-102
Canon Transparencies CF-102
10 minutes
2 minutes
1 hour
15 minutes
15 minutes
❍ When loading transparencies or back print film, insert one sheet of
plain paper as the last sheet in the stack.
❍ Do not leave sheets of film in the sheet feeder for long periods of
time. Dust and dirt may accumulate on the film resulting in spotty
printing.
❍ To avoid smudging caused by fingerprints, use a pair of thin cloth
gloves while loading and handling film sheets.
❍ To avoid fading, do not expose printed film to prolonged sunlight.
❍ Store unused papers and films flat. Do not remove papers from their
protective packaging until you are ready to use them.
❍ Store unused film at temperatures between 59° F to 86° F (15° C to
30° C). The relative humidity should be between 10% and 70%.
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❍ When your output 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 output in a clear file or plastic
holder.
Canon’s High Resolution Paper HR-101
Canon’s High Resolution Paper HR-101 is designed for high quality
printing. This paper is specially coated to produce delicate color output.
After using a package of High Resolution Paper (200 sheets), you need
to use the cleaning sheet enclosed with the paper to remove paper dust
from the printer’s rollers; this will help prevent paper feed problems.
Using the Cleaning Sheet
Set up
the printer.
Insert the
cleaning sheet.
❍ Make sure the paper support and paper output trays are
extended.
❍ Remove the two pieces of tape from the sheet.
❍ Insert the sheet with the sticky side out (toward you) and
down (going into the sheet feeder).
❍ Adjust the paper guide to the edge of the cleaning sheet.
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Feed the sheet.
❍ Make sure the printer is on.
❍ Open a word processing program (such as Notepad) and
print a blank page.
❍ The printer feeds the cleaning sheet and then ejects it.
❍ Use a cleaning sheet once only.
Fabric Sheet FS-101
The Fabric Sheet FS-101 for Canon printers comes with a booklet that
describes special handling procedures. Be sure to look through this
booklet for special information regarding the Fabric Sheets. This
section describes specific steps for using Fabric Sheets with the printer.
❍ Use the fixing agent that comes with the Fabric Sheet FS-101.
❍ Do not touch newly printed fabric sheets until the ink is completely
dry. This takes about one hour.
Printing On a Fabric Sheet
Set up
the printer.
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❍ Make sure the paper support and paper output tray are
extended.
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Be sure to follow these guidelines:
Insert the
fabric sheet.
❍ Insert the sheet with the cloth side out (toward you) and
the open end up (away from the sheet feeder).
❍ Adjust the paper guide to the edge of the fabric sheet.
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Set up your
print operation.
❍ In the Settings tab, select Fabric Sheet for the Media and
Fabric Size for Size.
MEDIA TYPE
Dry and
then wash the
fabric sheet.
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❍ Now you can start the print operation from your
Windows application.
❍ Let the printed fabric sheet set for about one hour to
allow the ink to completely dry.
❍ When dry, peel the film backing from the printed fabric
sheet.
❍ Wash the printed fabric sheet for about three minutes
under lukewarm running water to remove extra ink.
❍ Hang the fabric sheet up to dry it again.
❍ Iron the dried fabric sheet with a clothes iron.
❍ See the booklet that comes with Fabric Sheet FS-101 for
details on drying and washing.
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Printing on Banner Paper
You load banner paper through the manual feed slot on the back of the
printer. For best results, use Canon Banner Paper.
To set up a print job on banner paper, you must decide on the number
of sheets you need. You can print banners from 2 to 6 sheets in length.
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Always leave an extra sheet at the end of the banner—just in case the
type runs over.
The shaded portions of the drawing below illustrate the maximum
recommended printing area of banner paper.
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❍ Printing on banner paper requires quite a bit of ink. If you think
your BJ cartridge may run out of ink, use a new BJ cartridge.
❍ For best print results on banner paper, use light design patterns.
❍ To prevent ink from running over the edges of the sheet, print
within the margins shown in the previous illustration.
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Cut the banner
at a crease
according to the
length you need.
❍ The maximum length you can use is six sheets (66 inches
or 1676 mm).
Insert the
banner paper
in the manual
feed slot.
❍ Align the first sheet of the paper with the left edge of the
manual feed slot and adjust the manual feed guide to the
edge of the paper; then slide the sheet into the printer
until it stops.
❍ Do not allow the paper to hang over the edge of the desk
or work table.
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❍ Always leave an extra sheet at the end of the banner—just
in case the type runs over.
Make sure
the paper exit
area is clear.
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❍ Clear space in front of the paper output slot of the printer
for at least one sheet.
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Set up your
print operation.
❍ In the Settings tab, select Letter Banner for the Size.
❍ Make sure the I will feed paper manually box is checked.
❍ Now you can start the print operation from your Windows
application.
Check your
output.
❍ Do not allow the paper to hang over the edge of the desk
or work table.
❍ Clear enough space in front of the printer for at least one
sheet of paper to rest after printing.
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Maintaining the Printer 4
This chapter covers the care required for your Canon BJC-5000 Series
Color Bubble Jet Printer. It includes:
❍ Printer guidelines
❍ Cleaning the printer
❍ Printing a test page
❍ Performing printer maintenance through the BJC-5000 Series
Printer Driver
❍ BJ cartridge guidelines
❍ Replacing BJ cartridges and BJ tanks
❍ Storing a BJ cartridge
❍ Transporting the printer
Printer Guidelines
Maintaining
the Printer
Follow these guidelines to avoid damage to your printer and harm to
you or others:
❍ Set the printer on a stable surface. Do not use an angled printer
stand. Avoid setting the printer in direct sunlight.
❍ Keep the printer cover closed when printing.
❍ Do not set anything on top of the printer.
❍ Make sure the power is off any time you connect or disconnect the
power cord or interface cable.
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❍ Do not unplug the printer unnecessarily.
❍ Do not unplug the printer or turn off a power strip to which the
printer is attached when the printer’s power is turned on. This may
prevent the BJ cartridge from returning to the home position on the
right and being capped, which may cause the print heads to dry out.
This is critical. If left uncapped, the print head units may clog and
may need to be replaced.
❍ Do not attempt to manually move the mechanism that holds the
BJ cartridges. Attempting to move the BJ cartridge holders may
damage delicate mechanical parts.
❍ It’s a good idea to use a power surge protector. However, never turn
off the printer using the power strip. Always use the POWER button
on the printer.
Cleaning the Printer
Your printer requires little routine maintenance. Perform the following
maintenance, as necessary, to keep your printer in good operating
condition.
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❍ Before cleaning, make sure the printer is turned off and the power
cord is unplugged.
❍ Do not clean the exterior of the printer with volatile liquids such as
thinners, benzine, or any spray-type or chemical cleaners; doing so
will damage the surface of the printer.
❍ When cleaning the printer, avoid the area near the print heads on
the BJ cartridges. Do not touch the print heads. Ink may leak out
and cause stains.
Clean the printer regularly to avoid printing problems. Remove any ink
mist or paper debris from the interior of the printer using a soft cloth
moistened with water.
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Clean especially well around the platen area. Be careful not to touch the
film cable.
PLATEN
FILM CABLE
Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft cloth moistened with
water. Clean away smudges and dust.
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Do not use paper products (such as paper towels or tissues) to clean the
inside of the printer.
Printing a Test Print
Maintaining
the Printer
If your print quality is not what you expect, or if you want to check
whether a BJ cartridge or BJ tank is out of ink, you can print a test print.
You can start a test print as follows.
❍ Make sure the printer is off and plain paper is loaded in the sheet
feeder. Press and hold the POWER button until the printer beeps
once. This test print shows the version number of your printer’s
ROM and a nozzle pattern that indicates whether the nozzles on
your BJ cartridges are firing. If the pattern is not crisp and clean,
try cleaning the print heads (see page 4-6).
Ver X.XX
000000XX
HOLDER 2
(BC-23)
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(BC-21e)
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The pattern on the left shows the nozzle pattern for the cartridge in
Holder 2 and the pattern on the right is for the cartridge in Holder 1.
❍ On the General tab in the BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver, click the
Print Test Page button. You will see the standard Windows 95 test
print.
Performing Printer Maintenance Through
the Printer Driver
Using the BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver, you can perform routine
maintenance such as cleaning the print heads. In the printer driver,
when you click on the Maintenance tab, you see this screen:
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
ALIGN THE PRINT HEADS
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
CLEAN THE PRINT HEADS
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
CALIBRATE THE PRINTER
COLORS
CLICK ON THIS BOX TO
AUTOMATICALLY TURN
OFF THE PRINTER IF IT IS
IDLE FOR A SPECIFIED
PERIOD OF TIME
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Make sure the printer is on.
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Aligning the Print Heads
When you click on the Start Auto Head Alignment box, you see this
screen:
When you click the Align Print Heads button, the printer automatically
aligns the print heads. This takes approximately five minutes. As it aligns
the print heads, the printer outputs a one-page pattern.
No further action is required. You can now start your print operations.
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Make sure you have letter-size plain paper loaded. The printer outputs a
one-page pattern.
Cleaning the Print Heads
Your printer is equipped with a print head cleaning function to ensure
constant high quality printing.
When you turn the printer on, it automatically performs print head
cleaning (if necessary). You can also initiate the print head cleaning
procedure from the Maintenance tab.
When you click on the Clean Print Heads box, you see this screen:
When you click the Clean Print Heads button, the printer automatically
cleans the print heads.
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❍
Perform print head cleaning only when you encounter a print
quality problem. Unnecessary and repetitious cleaning wastes ink.
❍ If you execute the print head cleaning while paper is manually
loaded, the printer will eject the paper and then perform the
cleaning.
❍ If you press and hold the RESUME button (when the printer is on)
until the printer beeps once, the printer will initiate the print head
cleaning procedure.
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RESUME BUTTON
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Calibrating the Printer Colors
If your printed colors are not what you expect, you may want to
calibrate the printer colors. This function is used to compensate for
differences in intensity between various video monitors.
When you click on the Calibrate the Printer Colors box, you see this
screen:
You can select a gamma value of 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, or 2.2. The
higher gamma values result in more contrast between light and dark
colors.
Saving Power
Maintaining
the Printer
To save power, you can automatically turn off the printer if it is idle for a
specified period of time. When you click the Save Power box, you see
this screen:
Click on the Save Power drop-down list to select Disabled, after 10
minutes, after 30 minutes, or after 60 minutes.
Sending a print job to the printer automatically turns the printer
back on.
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BJ Cartridge Guidelines
You can use these cartridges with the printer:
❍ BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
Contains the print head unit and two replaceable
BJ tanks—the BCI-21 Color BJ Tank contains color ink
(cyan, magenta, yellow) and the BCI-21 Black BJ Tank
contains black ink. You can replace the BJ tanks without
replacing the print head unit when you run out of ink.
❍ BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
Contains the print head unit and color and black inks.
Use this cartridge when you want to produce photorealistic color printing. When used with Canon’s High
Resolution Paper (HR-101) or Glossy Photo Paper
(GP-201), this ink produces images comparable to your favorite
photographs. When you run out of ink, you replace the complete
cartridge. (You always install this cartridge in Holder 2 with the
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge in Holder 1.)
❍ BC-23 Enhanced Black BJ Cartridge
Contains the print head unit and black ink only.
When you run out of ink, you replace the complete
cartridge.
Choosing Which BJ Cartridges to Use
Your BJC-5000 Series printer holds two BJ cartridges. The BJ cartridge
holders are labeled 1 and 2.
The standard configuration is to install the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge in
Holder 1 and the BC-23 Enhanced Black BJ Cartridge in Holder 2.
In addition, you can install cartridges in the following combinations:
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Holder 1
Holder 2
Best for
BC-21e
BC-23
BC-21e
BC-21e
BC-21e
BC-23
—
—
BC-23
BC-22e
BC-21e
BC-23
Color output
Black only output
Text with some color
Highest quality photographic output
High quality and fast color output
Fast black output
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❍ For optimum use of the BJC-5000 Series printer, be sure to install
both cartridges.
❍ If you install the BC-23 Enhanced Black BJ Cartridge in Holder 1,
the printer will print black only regardless of the cartridge in Holder 2.
❍ You always install the optional BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge in
Holder 2 with the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge in Holder 1.
❍ When printing on tabloid paper (11 × 17 in), the printer uses both
cartridges if you have the same type of cartridge in each holder (for
example, you have a BC-21e in both Holder 1 and Holder 2). If you
have two different types of cartridges installed, the printer uses only
the cartridge in Holder 1.
Replacing BJ Cartridges and BJ Tanks
The actual amount of ink that you use will vary depending on the print
density of a page. If the majority of your output is graphics, you may
need to change cartridges or tanks more often than when you are
printing text only. See BJ Cartridges in Appendix A (page A-4) for details
on the expected yield of the BJ cartridges.
You may need to replace a BJ cartridge or a BJ tank when either of these
conditions exists:
❍ Your printed output is not crisp and clear, and there are gaps in the
characters (missing dots) even after you have aligned the print head
and performed print head cleaning several times.
If you are using the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge and either your color or
black output is blank, one of the BJ tanks is probably out of ink. See the
instructions starting on page 4-16 for replacing a BJ tank.
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❍ You have been using the cartridge for more than six months.
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Canon has more engineers dedicated to creating quality ink for providing
the best results for output on Bubble Jet printers than any other
organization. Canon does not prohibit the use of third-party inks and the
use of third-party inks does not invalidate the product’s limited warranty.
However, Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance of your
printer when you are using inks from other suppliers.
Canon’s limited warranty does not cover damage caused to Canon’s
Bubble Jet products that is attributable to the use of third-party parts or
supplies, including inks. The limited warranty remains in effect for its
life once that particular damage has been properly repaired.
For optimum printing results, Canon recommends that you use only
Canon BJ cartridges and BJ tanks.
BJ Cartridge and BJ Tank Maintenance
The most important thing you can do to extend the life of your printer
and to ensure optimum print quality is to take care of the BJ cartridges.
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Spilled ink can stain any surface. Open BJ cartridges and BJ tanks
carefully, and follow the guidelines presented here to protect against
spilled ink.
❍ Make sure you store any cartridge not being used in the Ink
Cartridge Storage Box.
❍ Keep BJ cartridges and BJ tanks in their sealed containers until you
are ready to use them.
❍ Do not remove the BJ tanks from the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
unnecessarily. This may cause the ink to clog.
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❍ Make sure both BJ tanks are installed in the BC-21e Color
BJ Cartridge. Attempting to use the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
with one BJ tank only may cause ink clogging.
❍ If spilled, the ink is difficult to remove. Therefore, it’s a good idea to
keep the BJ cartridges and BJ tanks out of the reach of children.
❍ Do not touch the print head area on the BJ cartridge. Ink may leak
out and cause stains.
C
Hold the BJ cartridge on the sides only. Do not touch the silver plate on
the bottom of the BJ cartridge or the silver metal or circuit area on the
side. The metal area may become hot during printing.
HOLD
HERE
HOLD
HERE
DO NOT TOUCH
THIS AREA
DO NOT TOUCH
THIS AREA
Replacing a BJ Cartridge
You only need to replace the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge when the print
head is damaged (or after printing approximately 2000 pages). If one of
the BJ tanks (either color or black) in your BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge is
out of ink, see the next section (page 4-16) for instructions on how to
replace a BJ tank.
Before starting, make sure the printer’s power is on.
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Maintaining
the Printer
The following procedure describes how to replace the BC-21e Color
BJ Cartridge in Holder 1. Follow the instructions in this section to
replace a BJ cartridge in either Holder 1 or Holder 2.
Open the
printer cover.
❍ Lift the cover from the center.
❍ Whenever you open the printer cover, the cartridge
holder moves to the center of the printer.
❍ The POWER/ERROR light blinks while the cartridge
holder is positioned in the center of the printer.
C
Do not attempt to move the cartridge holders manually. This
will damage the printer.
Open the
cartridge holder.
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Lift the
BJ cartridge
out of the
cartridge holder.
Store or
dispose of the
BJ cartridge.
❍ If you are replacing an old BJ cartridge, dispose of the old
cartridge properly.
Take the new
BJ cartridge
out of its
protective
packaging.
❍ Peel off the protective foil.
Maintaining
the Printer
❍ If you are switching cartridges, store the cartridge in the
Ink Cartridge Storage Box.
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4-13
Remove the
protective
material
from the
BJ cartridge.
❍ Lift off the orange cap from the print head and then
remove the orange tape.
CAP
TAPE
Gently set the
BJ cartridge
into the
cartridge holder.
Close the blue
cartridge
holder cover.
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❍ Gently press the cartridge cover until it snaps into place.
Maintaining the Printer
Chapter 4
C
Do not manually move the mechanism that houses the
BJ cartridges. Attempting to move the BJ cartridge holders
will damage the printer.
Close the
printer cover.
N
Whenever you turn off the printer, the BJ cartridges move to the home
position on the right and the print heads are capped. If you unplug the
printer while it is printing (or if you turn off a power strip to which the
printer is connected), the BJ cartridges will not be capped and may dry
out.
Any time you change a BJ cartridge, you are prompted to perform the
Align Print Heads procedure the next time you start a print operation.
See page 4-5 for details.
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Maintaining
the Printer
If you installed a new BJ cartridge, the printer automatically cleans the
print head. If you need to initiate the print head cleaning, see page 4-6.
Replacing a BJ Tank in the BC-21e
Color BJ Cartridge
If you are using a BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge and you perform a print
operation correctly but either the color or black output is blank, a
BJ tank may be out of ink. Perform the print head cleaning at least
five times. If the same output is still blank, replace the empty BJ tank
in the BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge.
Take the new
BJ tank out of its
packaging.
❍ Then remove the orange protective cap.
Make sure the
printer’s power is
on, and open the
printer cover.
❍ Lift the cover from the center.
❍ The printer moves the cartridge holder to the center of
the printer.
❍ The POWER/ERROR light blinks while the cartridge
holder is positioned to the center of the printer.
Open the
cartridge holder.
Ink
Cartrid
ge
BCl-21
Color
Made
Japanin
Ink
Cartrid
ge
BCl-21
Black
Made
Japanin
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Remove the
empty BJ tank.
❍ The color BJ tank is on the left; the black BJ tank is on the
right.
❍ Grasp the tab on the top of the tank and pull forward to
release the BJ tank.
❍ Then lift the BJ tank up and out of the BJ cartridge unit.
Slide the new
BJ tank into
the empty
slot on the
BJ cartridge.
Maintaining
the Printer
❍ Dispose of the BJ tank properly. You may want to place it
in a plastic bag to keep from spilling any residual ink.
Ink
Cartrid
ge
BCl-21
Black
Ink
Cartri
dge
BCl-21
Colo
r
Made
Japanin
Made
in
Japan
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Maintaining the Printer
4-17
Press firmly
on the tab on
the top of the
BJ tank until
it snaps
into place.
❍ If you are replacing both tanks, repeat steps 4 through 6
for the other BJ tank.
❍ Make sure each BJ tank is correctly seated in its respective
slot.
Close the
blue cartridge
holder cover.
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Close the
printer cover.
❍ The printer moves the cartridge holder to the home
position on the right of the printer.
❍ The printer automatically cleans the print heads.
❍ The next time you start a print operation you will be
prompted to perform the Align Print Heads procedure
(see page 4-5 for details).
Storing a BJ Cartridge
Open the
Ink Cartridge
Storage Box.
Chapter 4
❍ When opening the Ink Cartridge Storage Box, press in on
the release tab that locks the cover in place.
Maintaining the Printer
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Maintaining
the Printer
Whenever you unwrap a BJ cartridge, you must either install it in the
printer or store it in the Ink Cartridge Storage Box to prevent the print
head from drying and clogging.
Carefully set
the cartridge in
the storage box.
Close the
storage box.
N
4-20
❍ You must insert the cartridge correctly or the storage box
will not close.
❍ The protective cap must be removed from the cartridge
before you set it in the storage box.
❍ Be sure the lid snaps closed.
Whenever you remove a BJ cartridge from the printer, store the cartridge
in the storage box (unless you are disposing of it).
Maintaining the Printer
Chapter 4
If you have more than one Ink Cartridge Storage Box, you can hook
them together. Simply connect them by the slides and grooves on the
sides of the containers.
Transporting the Printer
Turn off the
printer’s power.
❍ Make sure the print head is in the home position on the
right side of the printer.
❍ Remove any paper from the sheet feeder.
❍ Detach the interface cable.
❍ Unplug the power cord.
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Maintaining the Printer
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Maintaining
the Printer
If you plan to move the printer from one location to another, or if you
want to store it, follow these steps.
Pack the
printer.
❍ Pack the printer in its original box with the packing
supports.
❍ Make sure the box is marked FRAGILE or HANDLE
WITH CARE.
❍ Do not remove the BJ cartridges from the printer or ship
a BJ cartridge or a BJ tank from which you have removed
the protective cap. An opened BJ cartridge or BJ tank that
is not installed in the printer (or in the Ink Cartridge
Storage Box) may leak, and the print head may dry out.
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting 5
Due to today’s rapidly changing computer environment, we have placed
troubleshooting information in a variety of places to ensure that the most
accurate information possible is available. The best way to find current
information is through our on-line support services and through our
Fax Retrieval System. On-line services include the World Wide Web and
our BBS.
This chapter also contains information to help you solve printer
problems. It covers a few basic problems and describes how to clear a
paper jam. For complete problem solving information, be sure to use our
support services.
See Canon Customer Care Center in Chapter 1 (page 1-4) for details on
Canon’s customer technical support options.
Identifying Your Printer Problem
Before contacting Canon, identify your printer problem and make sure
you have the following information:
❍ Product name
❍ Serial number
❍ Place of purchase
❍ Nature of problem
Troubleshooting
❍ Steps you have taken to solve the problem and the results
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
5-1
The serial number is located on the label on the back of the printer
(near the power cable):
NO.
N
ABC 12345
Attempting to repair the printer yourself may void the limited warranty
as to that repair. See the limited warranty information that came with
your printer for details.
Basic Problems
❍ If the printer does not print
• Check your cable and power cord connections
• Check your printer driver setup
• Check your computer configuration
❍ If your print quality is not satisfactory
• Align the print heads (see page 4-5)
• Clean the print heads (see page 4-6)
• If necessary, replace the BJ cartridges (see page 4-9)
❍ If colors are missing
• Align the print heads (see page 4-5)
• Clean the print heads (see page 4-6)
• If necessary, replace the BJ cartridge(s) or BJ tank(s) (see page 4-9)
5-2
Troubleshooting
Chapter 5
Error Conditions
When the POWER/ERROR light is orange, a printer error has occurred.
The printer beeps to alert you to the type of error condition as follows:
❍ One beep—The printer is starting a maintenance procedure, such as
cleaning the print heads or printing the test page.
❍ Two beeps—An error condition exists, such as paper is out or
jammed. Load paper or clear the paper jam.
❍ Three beeps—The BJ cartridge in Holder 1 is damaged or is not
compatible with this printer. Replace the BJ cartridge in Holder 1.
❍ Four beeps—The BJ cartridge in Holder 2 is damaged or is not
compatible with this printer. Replace the BJ cartridge in Holder 2.
❍ Five beeps—The print head has become too hot. Allow it to cool.
If necessary, turn off the printer.
❍ Six or more beeps—The printer needs service. Call the Canon
Customer Care Center.
Clearing Paper Jams
When a paper jam occurs, the POWER/ERROR light turns orange and
the printer beeps twice.
POWER/ERROR
LIGHT
RESUME
BUTTON
Troubleshooting
POWER
BUTTON
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
5-3
Gently pull the
paper out with
one hand while
holding down the
printer with the
other hand.
❍ If the paper tears off inside the printer, open the printer’s
cover and remove any paper left inside the printer.
Press the RESUME
button to
continue the
print operation.
❍ If necessary, turn the printer off before removing the
jammed paper. When you turn the printer back on, start
the print operation again.
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Chapter 5
Specifications
Specifications A
Printing Specifications
Printing Method
Bubble Jet ink-on-demand
Paper Handling
Automatic feed (17 to 28 lb)
Letter
130 sheets
Letter+
100 sheets
Legal
100 sheets
Transparencies
30 sheets
Envelopes
15 envelopes
Manual feed (17 to 146 lb)
One sheet only; thickness = 0.03 in (0.8 mm)
Paper Size
Letter
Letter+ (Full Bleed)
Legal
Tabloid
A3
A4
A4+ (Full Bleed)
A5
B4
B5
Letter Banner
A4 Banner
Fabric Sheet
U.S. Commercial
number 10 envelope
European DL envelope
Appendix A
8.5 in × 11 in
9 in × 13.3 in
8.5 in × 14 in
11 in × 17 in
297 mm × 420 mm
210 mm × 297 mm
223.5 mm × 355.6 mm
148 mm × 210 mm
257 mm × 364 mm
182 mm × 257 mm
8.5 in × 11 in (2 to 6 sheets)
210 mm × 297 mm
9.488 in × 14.015 in
9.5 in × 4.125 in
220 mm × 110 mm
Specifications A-1
Paper Type
Recommended
High gloss photo film
Canon High Gloss Photo Film HG-101
or HG-201
Canon Glossy Photo Paper GP-201
Canon Banner Paper
Canon Brilliant White Paper
Canon LetterPlus Letterhead Paper
Canon High Resolution Paper HR-101
Canon T-Shirt Transfers TR-101 or TR-201
Canon Greeting Cards GC-101
Canon Bubble Jet Paper LC-301
(water resistant)
Fabric Sheet FS-101 for Canon Bubble
Jet printers
Canon Back Print Film BF-102
Canon CF-102 Transparencies
Commercial number 10 or European DL
Glossy photo paper
Banner paper
Brilliant white paper
LetterPlus letterhead
High resolution paper
T-shirt transfers
Greeting cards
Bubble Jet paper
Fabric sheets
Back print film
Transparencies
Envelopes
Paper Weight
Automatic feed
Manual feed
17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g/m2)
17 to 146 lb (64 to 550 g/m2)
Print Speed
Black only
Color
Up to 7.5 ppm
Up to 3 ppm
Print speed may vary with content of the
document, the processing speed of the host
computer, and the BJ cartridge configuration.
Print Width (max)
Sheet feeder
Manual feed
8.5 in (215.9 mm)
11.43 in (290.20 mm)
Line Feed Speed
Approximately 5 in/sec (120 mm/sec)
Print Resolution
Black only
Color
Photo Color
A-2
Specifications
360 × 360 dpi on plain paper
720 × 720 dpi on plain paper
1440 × 720 dpi on special paper
360 × 360 dpi on plain paper
720 × 720 dpi on plain paper
1440 × 720 dpi on special paper
720 × 720 dpi on plain paper
1440 × 720 dpi on special paper
Appendix A
Printable area
L
R
T
B
0.25 in (6.4 mm)
0.25 in (6.4 mm)
0.12 in (3.0 mm)
0.65 in (16.5 mm)
Margins for full-bleed
Margins for Fabric Sheet
L
R
T
B
L
R
T
B
0.20 in (5.1 mm)
0.20 in (5.1 mm)
1.10 in (27.9 mm)
1.10 in (27.9 mm)
0.13 in (3.4 mm)
0.43 in (11.0 mm)
1.50 in (38.1 mm)
1.22 in (30.9 mm)
Printable area for envelopes
To ensure the best print quality, make sure printing on envelopes is well
within the printable area described below.
U.S. COM10
Margin
L
R
T
B
Appendix A
in
0.25 (6.4 mm)
0.45 (11.3 mm)
0.12 (3.0 mm)
0.65 (16.5 mm)
Specifications A-3
Specifications
Margins
BJ Cartridges
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge
Print head
Print head life
BJ tanks
Ink color
BJ tank yield
BCI-21 Color
BCI-21 Black
64 nozzles for black
24 nozzles for each color (cyan, magenta,
yellow)
Approximately 2,000 color pages at 30%
coverage
BCI-21 Color (cyan, yellow, magenta)
BCI-21 Black
Black, cyan, yellow, magenta
Approx. 100 pages at 7.5% coverage
Approx. 225 pages at 5% coverage
BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge
Print head
Ink color
Cartridge yield
64 nozzles for black
24 nozzles for color
Black, cyan, magenta, yellow
Approximately 50 pages at
7.5% coverage for each color
BC-23 Enhanced Black BJ Cartridge
Print head
Ink color
Cartridge yield
A-4
Specifications
128 nozzles
Black
Approx. 900 text pages at 5% coverage
Appendix A
General
Interface
Acoustic Noise Level
Approx. 45 dB(A) per ISO 9296
Operating Environment
Temperature
Humidity
41° F to 95° F (5° C to 35° C)
10% to 90% RH (no condensation)
Storing Environment
Temperature
Humidity
32° F to 95° F (0° C to 35° C)
5% to 90% RH (no condensation)
Power Source
USA/Canada
AC 120 V, 60 Hz, Energy Star
Power Consumption
6 watts maximum nonprinting
40 watts maximum printing
Dimensions
19.6 in (498 mm) W × 11.0 in (280 mm) D × 8.74 in (222 mm) H
Weight
Approx. 11.6 lb (5.3 kg) without cartridges installed
Appendix A
Specifications A-5
Specifications
IEEE 1284 ECP-compatible parallel interface
A-6
Specifications
Appendix A
Glossary G
Automatic feed
Refers to one way in which paper can be fed into the printer when the
sheet feeder is used.
BJ cartridge
The printing mechanism that contains the print head unit and BJ tanks.
An ink jet type of printing that heats the ink to a boiling point in a
nozzle to form a bubble. When the bubble expands, there is no room left
in the nozzle for the ink and the ink is projected onto paper.
CMYK
Acronym for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black; the four colors used in
the standard color model of the printing industry. Refers to a method of
specifying color using CMYK color values. (K is used for black because B
is used to represent blue in RGB.)
dB(A)
Stands for decibel level (a decibel being a unit of measurement for the
intensity of the sound coming from the printer), adjusted for
background noise.
dpi
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for indicating a printer’s
resolution. Your printer can produce a resolution up to 1440 dpi
(vertical) depending on the printer driver settings and the
application you are using.
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.
Glossary
G-1
Glossary
Bubble Jet printing
Grayscale
Representing color in black and white as a result of different intensities
of color. Different colors and intensities of colors appear as different
shades of gray.
Halftone
Using this method, the printer produces shades of gray or of colors by
mapping dots to be printed. For color printing, different colored dots of
ink are placed closely together to create illusions of other colors.
Hue
A color in the color spectrum. Examples are red, green, and violet.
Ink Cartridge Storage Box
A box for storing a BJ cartridge. A BJ cartridge removed from the printer
must be stored inside this container to prevent the print head of the
cartridge from drying and clogging.
Intensity
The amount of color. More intense or more saturated colors are more
pure. Less intense or less saturated colors are less vivid.
Interface
The connection between two devices that makes it possible for them to
communicate with each other. This printer features a parallel interface,
which makes it compatible with IBM and similar personal computers.
Landscape orientation
Refers to printing across the length of the page (as opposed to portrait
orientation printing across the width of the page). The term landscape is
derived from pictures of the landscape, which are usually horizontal in
format.
Manual feed
A method of feeding paper to the printer one sheet at a time.
Noise level
See dB(A).
G-2
Glossary
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 with bi-directional capability. See also Interface.
Pitch
Platen
Printer component that holds the paper in position during ink transfer.
Point size
Character height is defined in points; one point is 1/72 inch. For
instance, this text is printed using a 10-point font.
Portrait orientation
Refers to printing across the width of the page (letter style). This is the
opposite of landscape orientation, which is printing across the length of
the page.
Print head
The printing mechanism that contains print nozzles and ejects the ink
for printing.
Print head capping
An automatic protection function that prevents the print head unit and
ink cartridges from drying out or becoming clogged with dust.
Printable area
The area of a sheet of paper on which a printer can reproduce text or
graphics (the printing area is smaller than the paper). On this printer,
the printing area varies depending on the type of paper being used.
Glossary
G-3
Glossary
Refers to the number of characters per inch that can be composed using
a fixed space font.
Printer driver
Software that sends printing instructions to a printer. The printer driver
keeps track of the attributes of a printer and the codes the program
must send to access those attributes.
RAM
Random Access Memory. Printer memory that is used for temporary
storage of information you want to print and downloaded fonts.
Resolution
The density of dots for any given output device. Expressed in terms of
dots per inch (dpi). Low resolution causes font characters and graphics
to have a jagged appearance. Higher resolution means smoother curves
and angles as well as a better match to traditional typeface designs.
Resolution values are represented by horizontal data and vertical data,
for example, 360 × 360 dpi. This printer can produce output with
resolutions up to 1440 × 720 dpi precision on special papers.
RGB
An acronym for Red, Green, and Blue; the three primary colors used in
the additive process to form a wide spectrum of colors.
G-4
Glossary
Index I
Accessories: 1-2–3
Acoustic noise level: A-5
Align print heads: 2-8, 4-3–5, 5-2
Assorted Paper Starter Kit: 3-4
Authorized Service Facility: 1-5
Auto feed guidelines: 3-9
Automatic feed: A-1
Automatically feeding paper: 3-7–8
B
Back Print Film BF-102: 1-3, 3-3–4,
3-6–7, 3-14–15, A-2
BF-102: See Back Print Film
Backlighting device: 3-3
Banner Paper: 1-3, 3-2, 3-5–6, 3-14,
3-20–23, A-2
printing: 3-20–23
Basic problems: 5-2–3
BBS: 1-4, 5-1
BC-21e Color BJ Cartridge: 1-2,
4-8–18, A-4
replacing BJ tanks: 4-16–19
BC-22e Photo BJ Cartridge: 1-2,
4-8–9, A-4
BC-23 Enhanced Black BJ Cartridge:
1-2, 4-8–9, 4-11, A-4
BCI-21 Black BJ Tank: 1-2, 4-8, 4-21,
A-4
BCI-21 Color BJ Tank: 1-2, 4-8, 4-21,
A-4
Index
Beeping, printer: 5-3
BF-102: See Back Print Film
BIOS settings: 2-10
BJ cartridges: 1-2, 4-3, 4-8, A-4
capping: 4-15
guidelines: 4-8–9
holders: 4-2
maintenance: 4-10–11
replacing: 4-11–15
specifications: A-4
standard configuration: 4-8
storage box: 4-10, 4-13, 4-19–21
storing: 4-19–21
BJ tanks: 1-2, 4-8, 4-16–19
maintenance: 4-10–11
replacing: 4-16–19
BJC-5000 Series Printer Driver: 4-3
See also Printer Driver
Black ink only
fast output: 4-8
setting: 2-6
Brilliant White Paper: 1-3, 3-2,
3-6, A-2
Bubble Jet Paper: 1-3, 2-10, 3-3,
3-6, A-2
Bubble Jet print head: 1-2
Bulletin Board Service: 1-4, 5-1
Index
A
C
Calibrating printer colors: 2-8, 4-4, 4-7
Canadian Radio Interference
Regulations: FCC-1
I-1
Canon
Authorized Service Facility: 1-5
Bulletin Board Service: 1-4, 5-1
Canada: 1-4
Customer Care Center: 1-4–7, 5-1
dealer: 1-2, 1-4
engineers: 1-3 , 4-10
Fax Retrieval System: 1-4, 5-1
help: 1-4, 5-1
Referral Service: 1-2
Specialty Papers: 1-3, 3-1–6,
3-14–23
Capping, BJ cartridges: 4-15
Cartridge holders: 4-12–14
CF-102: See Transparencies
Choosing, BJ cartridges: 4-8–9
Cleaning
print heads: 2-8, 4-4, 4-6, 5-2
printer: 4-2–3
Cleaning sheet, High Resolution Paper:
3-16–17
Clearing, paper jams: 5-3–4
CMOS settings: 2-10
Color
output: 4-8–9
versus print speed: 2-9–10
Colors
calibrating: 2-8
missing: 5-2
COM10 envelopes: 3-5, 3-12, A-3
Computer, processor: 2-10
Conventions, documentation: iii–iv
Copyright information: 2-7
Corrective actions, troubleshooting: 2-7
Custom settings: 2-6
Customer Care Center: 1-4–7, 5-1
Cut sheet paper: 3-4
I-2
D
Density, print: 3-4, 4-9
Details tab, Windows 95: 2-5
Dimensions, printer: A-5
DL envelopes: 3-5, 3-12
Document, printing: 2-2
Documentation: iii
dpi: 2-6, A-2
E
ECP parallel port: 2-5, 2-10
Envelopes: 3-6, A-2
DL: 3-5, 3-12
preparing: 3-12–13
printable area: A-3
printing: 3-12–14
U.S. COM10: 3-5, 3-12, A-3
Error conditions, printer: 5-3
Error diffusion: 2-6
European DL envelopes: 3-5, 3-12
Extension cord: 1-6
F
Fabric Sheet: 1-3, 3-3, 3-5–6, 3-15,
3-17–19, A-2
drying: 3-19
margins: A-3
printing: 3-17–19
Fabric size: 3-5
Fanning paper: 3-8
Fast black output: 4-8
Fax Retrieval System: 1-4, 5-1
FCC regulations: FCC-1–2
Index
G
GC-101: See Greeting Cards
General specifications: A-5
General tab, Windows 95: 2-4, 4-4
Glossary: G-1–4
Glossy Photo Paper: 1-3, 3-2, 3-6, 3-15,
4-8, A-2
GP-201: See Glossy Photo Paper
Graph paper: 3-4
Graphics mode: 2-6
Greeting Cards: 1-3, 3-3, 3-6, A-2
Guidelines
auto feed: 3-9
BJ cartridges: 4-8–9
paper: 3-4
printer: 4-1–2
specialty paper: 3-14–15
H
Halftoning: 2-6
Hard disk space: 2-10
Heavier-weight print media: 3-6, 3-10
HG-101/HG-201: See High Gloss
Photo Film
High Gloss Photo Film: 1-3, 3-2,
3-6, 3-15, A-2
High mode: 2-6
High quality, fast color output: 4-8
High Resolution Paper: 1-3, 3-2,
3-6, 3-14–17, 4-8, A-2
cleaning sheet: 3-16–17
Highest quality photographic
output: 4-8
Index
Holder 1/Holder 2: 4-3–4, 4-8, 4-11
Home position: 4-15
HR-101: See High Resolution Paper
Humidity: 3-15, A-5
I
Ink: 1-2–3, 4-8–21
Ink Cartridge Storage Box: 4-10, 4-13,
4-19–21
Installing, printer driver: 2-1
Instructions, safety: 1-5–7
Interface cable: 4-1, A-5
L
Landscape orientation: 2-6
LC-301: See Bubble Jet Paper
Legal size: 3-5
Letter size: 3-5
Letter+ size: 3-5
LetterPlus Letterhead Paper: 1-3,
3-2, 3-6, A-2
Limit mark: 3-9
Limited warranty: 1-3, 4-10, 5-2
Line feed speed: A-2
Loading paper: 3-7–11
Index
Feed method: 3-5–6
Feeding paper
automatically: 3-7–8
manually: 3-10–11
FS-101: See Fabric Sheet
Full bleed: 3-5
margins: A-3
M
Maintaining
BJ cartridges and tanks: 4-10–11
printer: 2-8, 4-1–22
Maintenance tab: 2-8, 4-4–7
Manual feed: A-1
guide: 3-10
mode: 2-6
Manually feeding paper: 3-10–11
Margins: A-3
Measurements, page size: 3-5, A-1
Media
setting: 2-6
type: 2-10, 3-4, 3-6, 3-19
I-3
Memory: 2-10
Mirror image printing: 3-4
Monochrome printing: 2-6
Multipart paper: 3-4
N
Nozzle pattern: 4-3–4
O
On-line
Help, Windows 95: 2-9
support: 1-4, 5-1
Operating environment: A-5
Orientation setting: 2-6
P
Paper
fanning: 3-8
feed method: 3-5–6
feeding, problems: 2-7
guidelines: 3-4
handling: 3-1–23, A-1
jams: 5-3–4
loading: 3-7–11
settings: 2-6
size: 3-5, 3-23, A-1
specialty: 1-3, 3-1–6, 3-14–23
thickness: 3-10
weight: A-2
Paper guide: 3-8
Paper output tray: 3-7
Paper support: 3-7
I-4
Paper type
recommended: A-2
selecting: 3-1–6
Parallel
cable: 3-10
port, ECP: 2-5, 2-10
Photographs: 4-8
Photo-realistic printing: 2-6, 3-5
Plain paper: 2-10, 3-1, 3-6–7
Platen: 4-3
Port settings: 2-5
Portrait orientation: 2-6
Power
consumption: A-5
cord: 4-1
saving: 2-8, 4-4, 4-7
source: A-5
strip: 4-2
surge protector: 4-2
POWER/ERROR light: 3-10–11, 4-12,
5-3–4
Print
density: 3-4, 4-9
resolution: A-2
setup: 2-2
speed: A-2
width: A-2
Print heads: 4-11
alignment: 2-8, 4-4–5
cleaning: 2-8, 4-4, 4-6
Print quality: 2-6
poor: 2-7
problems: 5-2
Printable area
envelopes: A-3
paper: A-3
Index
Index
R
RAM: 2-10
Regular printing: 2-6
Replacing
BJ cartridges: 4-9–15
BJ tanks: 4-9, 4-16–19
Resolution: A-2
setting: 2-6
RESUME button: 4-6, 5-3–4
Routine maintenance: 2-8
S
Safety instructions: 1-5–7
Sales receipt: 1-5
Saving power: 2-8, 4-4, 4-7
Serial number, printer: 5-2
Servicing, printer: 1-5
Settings tab: 2-6, 3-4, 3-10, 3-14,
3-19, 3-23
Sheet feeder: 3-8, 3-11
capacity: A-1
Size setting, print media: 2-6
Smudge resistant: 3-9
Specialty papers: 1-3, 3-1–6, 3-14–23
guidelines: 3-14–15
Specifications: A-1–5
Spilled ink: 4-10–11
Spool settings: 2-5
Standard configuration, BJ cartridges:
4-8
Standard mode: 2-6
Starter kit, paper: 3-4
Storage box, BJ cartridges: 4-10, 4-13,
4-19–21
Index
Printer
beeping: 2-7, 5-3
cleaning: 4-2–3
colors, calibrating: 2-8, 4-4, 4-7
does not print: 2-7, 5-2
guidelines: 4-1–2
lights are flashing: 2-7
maintaining: 2-8, 4-1–22
maintenance, printer driver: 4-4–7
port: 2-5
problem, identifying: 5-1–2
properties: 2-3
servicing: 1-5
setup: 2-3
stand: 4-1
transporting: 4-21–22
using with Windows 95: 2-1–10
Printer driver
help: 2-3
installing: 2-1
printer maintenance: 4-4–7
using: 2-3
Printing
banner paper: 3-20–23
document: 2-2
envelopes: 3-12–14
fabric sheet: 3-17–19
method: A-1
options: 2-4–9
problems: 2-7
specifications: A-1–3
speed versus color: 2-9–10
test print: 4-3
type: 2-6
Problems, basic: 5-2–3
Processor, computer: 2-10
Properties, Windows: 2-3
I-5
Storing
BJ cartridges: 4-19–21
environment: A-5
Supplies: 1-2–3
Support, Canon: 1-4, 5-1
System
BIOS: 2-10
CMOS: 2-10
memory: 2-10
setup: 2-10
Troubleshooting
printer: 5-1–4
tab, Windows: 2-7
T-Shirt Transfers: 1-3, 3-3–4, 3-6, A-2
Type of printing: 2-6
T
V
Tabloid paper: 3-5, 3-10, 4-9
Tabs, Windows: 2-4–9
Technical support: 1-4, 5-1
Temperature: 3-15, A-5
Test prints: 4-3–4
Text, with some color: 4-8
Thick paper: 3-4
Timeout settings: 2-5
TR-101/TR-201: See T-Shirt Transfers
Transparencies: 1-3, 3-4, 3-6–7,
3-14–15, A-2
Transporting, printer: 4-21–22
Ventilation: 1-6
Version number, printer: 2-7
I-6
U
U.S. Commercial number 10: 3-5,
3-12, A-3
W
Warranty: 1-3, 4-10, 5-2
Weight, printer: A-5
Windows 95
printer setup: 2-3
test print: 4-4
using printer: 2-1–10
Windows tabs: 2-4–9
World Wide Web: 1-4–5, 5-1
Index
FCC Regulations
Bubble Jet Printer Model K10901
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: 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.
Use of a shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in
Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
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.
Canon Computer Systems, Inc.
2995 Redhill Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(800) 423-2366
FCC Regulations
FCC-1
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 Canada.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radio électriques
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la
norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques,” NMB-003
édictée par l’Industrie Canada.
FCC-2
FCC Regulations
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