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Copyright
This manual is copyrighted by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI) with
all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be
reproduced in any form, in whole or part, without the prior written
consent of CCSI.
© Canon Computer Systems, Inc. 1995
Disclaimer
Canon Computer Systems, Inc. has reviewed this manual thoroughly to
make it an easy to use guide to your Canon BJC-70 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 diskette. Further, CCSI reserves the right to make changes in the
specifications of the products described in this manual at any time without
notice and without obligation to notify any person of such changes.
If you have any questions regarding your printer or the information in
this manual, please call the Canon help desk at 1-800-423-2366 (U.S.A.) or
1-800-263-1121 (Canada).
Trademarks
Canon, BJ, and BJC are registered trademarks and Color Advisor is a
trademark of Canon Inc.
Visual Guide is a trademark of Canon Inc. and Canon Information Systems.
Other brand and product names may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
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Using Your Documentation
The following documentation is supplied with the BJC-70 to help you
efficiently use your new printer. Please read and use the manuals according
to your requirements.
Quick Start Guide
This fold-out card summarizes the steps you follow to unpack and set up
your printer. If you are an advanced user familiar with computers and
printers, you can follow the steps illustrated on this card to start printing in
minutes. It also includes quick reference material to help you use the
printer on a daily basis.
User’s Manual
This manual offers detailed information on how to set up and operate your
printer. It includes initial setup procedures, printing operations, daily
maintenance, troubleshooting, and specifications. Read this manual to set
up your printer and master the basic printing operations.
This manual describes how to install the Canon Windows driver, Color
Advisor, and the Visual Guide™ supplied with the printer, and how to use
the versatile print options the driver supports. It also includes application
notes and troubleshooting tips for using the printer in the Windows
environment.
Refer to this manual when you have a problem or need to know the
specifications of the printer.
Visual Guide (on diskette)
The Visual Guide makes learning about the printer easy and fast on your
computer screen. Once you are familiar with the printer, you’ll find the
Visual Guide helpful for finding quick answers to any questions you may
have about basic operational functions.
See the Visual Guide for complete details on color printing.
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Contents of This Manual
This manual describes how to set up and operate your Canon printer in
several easy to read chapters. To get the most out of your color bubble jet
printer, read this manual carefully before using the BJC-70.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Introduces you to the features of the printer, lists the supplies and
accessories you can purchase for the printer, and provides customer
support information and phone numbers.
Chapter 2 Setting Up the Printer
Describes how to unpack and set up the printer, including how to install
the BJ cartridge. It includes installing the Canon printer driver for Windows
and briefly describes how to manage your printer’s features.
Chapter 3 Using the Printer
Describes how to perform various printing operations, including how to
turn the printer on and off, select paper and load it in the printer, travel
with the printer, and store the extra BJ cartridge.
Chapter 4 Using the Printer With Your Software
Describes the options you can select with the Windows driver and how to
install printer drivers for MS-DOS.
Chapter 5 Using the Color Advisor
Describes how to use the Canon Color Advisor, which comes with the
BJC-70 printer driver for Windows.
Chapter 6 Using the Operator Panel
Explains how to control the printer from the operator panel for users
printing from MS-DOS rather than Windows.
Chapter 7 Maintaining the Printer
Presents printer guidelines and BJ cartridge guidelines, and describes
routine cleaning of the printer, how to clean the print head, how to replace
a BJ cartridge and the ink tanks, and how to store the printer.
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting
Explains in detail what to do when problems occur with the printer. Refer
to this section if you encounter a problem.
Chapter 9 Customizing the Printer
Describes the printer’s FUNCTION settings and explains how you can
customize the factory default settings of the printer by changing them.
Chapter 10 Installing and Using the Battery Pack
Describes how to install and use the optional battery pack available for the
BJC-70.
Appendix A lists printer and portable kit specifications. Appendix B
presents application notes for certain software packages.
The manual concludes with a Glossary and an Index.
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Conventions
This User’s Manual uses the following conventions to alert you to
information that will help you operate the printer correctly and safely:
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Notes provide advice or suggestions regarding the use of the printer.
Cautions alert you to operations that could cause damage to your hardware
or software, or cause injury to yourself.
Distinctive typefaces identify the printer buttons you press, the lights on
the operator panel, and any commands you enter at your computer.
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The buttons you press appear in this typeface: POWER.
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The options you select from the operator panel appear in this
typeface: HQ.
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When you type something on your computer, it appears in this
typeface: DIR/P.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ....................................................................................................
Features and Benefits .....................................................................................
Supplies and Accessories ...............................................................................
BJ Cartridges and Ink Tanks ..................................................................
Print Media ...............................................................................................
Portable Kit, Battery Pack, and Universal Adapter ............................
Related Publication ..................................................................................
Customer Support ..........................................................................................
Servicing the Printer .......................................................................................
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Setting Up the Printer ...................................................................................
Unpacking Your Printer .................................................................................
Selecting a Location for Your Printer ...........................................................
Examining the Printer ....................................................................................
From the Front .........................................................................................
From the Back ...........................................................................................
Operator Panel .........................................................................................
Attaching the AC Adapter .............................................................................
Connecting Your Printer to the Computer ..................................................
Installing a BJ Cartridge .................................................................................
Choosing Which BJ Cartridge to Use ....................................................
Installation .................................................................................................
Loading a Stack of Paper ...............................................................................
Printing a Test Pattern ....................................................................................
Installing a Printer Driver ..............................................................................
Installing the Windows Printer Driver, Visual Guide,
and Color Advisor ...............................................................................
Using the Visual Guide ...........................................................................
Using the BJC-70 Windows Driver .......................................................
Installing the Canon TrueType Fonts for Microsoft Windows 3.1 ...
Printing From Windows .........................................................................
Managing Your Printer’s Features ...............................................................
Software Applications .............................................................................
Operator Panel Buttons ...........................................................................
Function Settings .....................................................................................
Line Printers Versus Page Printers................................................................
Line Printers and Processing...................................................................
Page Printers and Processing..................................................................
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Chapter 3
Using the Printer ............................................................................................
Turning the Printer On and Off .....................................................................
Selecting Paper Types ....................................................................................
Loading Paper .................................................................................................
Auto Feed Guidelines .............................................................................
Printing on Envelopes ....................................................................................
Printing on Legal-size Paper .........................................................................
Printing in Landscape Orientation ...............................................................
Printing the Test Patterns ..............................................................................
All Modes Pattern ....................................................................................
Ripple Pattern ...........................................................................................
Nozzle Pattern ..........................................................................................
Font Pattern ..............................................................................................
Starting the Test Patterns.........................................................................
Traveling With the Printer..............................................................................
Storing a BJ Cartridge .....................................................................................
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Using the Printer With Your Software .......................................................
Printer Setup Within Windows ....................................................................
Selecting Printing Options .....................................................................
Special Options ........................................................................................
Printing a Document ...............................................................................
Printing Speed Versus Color ..................................................................
Using the Windows Print Manager .......................................................
Setting Up MS-DOS Application Programs ................................................
Selecting a Printer Driver .......................................................................
Selecting a Printer Control Mode ..........................................................
Software and Printer Compatibility .............................................................
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Using the Color Advisor................................................................................
Accessing the Color Advisor .........................................................................
The Color Advisor Dialog Box ......................................................................
Coloring a Document .....................................................................................
Defining Your Document Type ....................................................................
Defining the Objectives of Your Document ................................................
Creating a New Document Type ..................................................................
Selecting and Applying Colors .....................................................................
Moving Around the Document ....................................................................
Using the Color Advisor Command Buttons .............................................
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Using the Operator Panel .............................................................................
Operator Panel Display ..................................................................................
Feeding Paper ..................................................................................................
Form Feeding ...........................................................................................
Ejecting Paper ...........................................................................................
Selecting a Print Mode ...................................................................................
Using the Reduction Modes ..........................................................................
Two-thirds Reduction Mode ..................................................................
One-half Reduction Mode .......................................................................
Selecting the Reduction Mode ...............................................................
Selecting a Control Mode ...............................................................................
Selecting a Font ...............................................................................................
Using the Low Ink Warning Function .........................................................
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Chapter 7
Maintaining the Printer ................................................................................
Printer Guidelines ...........................................................................................
Cleaning the Printer ........................................................................................
Cleaning the Print Head ................................................................................
Starting Print Head Cleaning .................................................................
BJ Cartridge Guidelines .................................................................................
BJ Cartridge and Ink Tank Maintenance...............................................
Ink Tank Capacity ...................................................................................
Using Ink ...................................................................................................
Replacing the BJ Cartridge ............................................................................
Replacing an Ink Tank ...................................................................................
Storing the Printer ...........................................................................................
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Troubleshooting .............................................................................................
Check List .........................................................................................................
Errors Indicated on the Display ....................................................................
Operational Problems ....................................................................................
Printing Problems ............................................................................................
Paper Loading Problems ................................................................................
Print Quality Problems ..................................................................................
Color Printing Problems ................................................................................
Windows Problems ........................................................................................
Clearing Paper Jams ........................................................................................
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Customizing the Printer ................................................................................
Changing the FUNCTION Settings ..............................................................
Verifying the Current Settings ...............................................................
Returning All Settings to Their Factory Defaults.................................
Factory Default Settings .................................................................................
FUNCTION Settings .......................................................................................
BJ Mode .....................................................................................................
Epson LQ Mode .......................................................................................
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Chapter 10
Installing and Using the Battery Pack ........................................................
Examining the Battery Case ..........................................................................
From the Front .........................................................................................
From the Back ...........................................................................................
Attaching the Battery Case to the Printer ....................................................
Charging the Battery Pack .............................................................................
Using the Printer With the Battery Pack .....................................................
Battery Pack Capacity ....................................................................................
Printing With a Low Battery ..................................................................
Discharging the Battery Pack .................................................................
Removing a Battery Pack ...............................................................................
Removing the Battery Case ....................................................................
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Appendix A Specifications .................................................................................................. 171
Portable Kit Specifications ............................................................................. 177
Appendix B Application Notes ..........................................................................................
Printing Envelopes in Microsoft Windows .................................................
AmiPro 3.0 .................................................................................................
Microsoft Publisher ..................................................................................
Microsoft Word for Windows ................................................................
WordPerfect ..............................................................................................
Works 3.0 for Windows ...........................................................................
Selecting Colors Through Your Software Applications ............................
CorelDRAW ..............................................................................................
Microsoft Excel .........................................................................................
Microsoft Word for Windows ................................................................
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Glossary
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Index
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BJC-70
Color Bubble Jet Printer
User’s Manual
Canon Computer Systems Help Desk:
1-800-423-2366 (USA)
1-800-263-1121 (Canada)
Congratulations on your purchase of the Canon BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet
Printer. It offers exceptional print quality and trouble-free operation with
the convenience of compact size, and low cost. We appreciate your
choosing this printer to meet your printing needs.
The BJC-70 provides excellent print quality and fast print speed using both
color and black inks. We are certain you will be satisfied with its advanced
bubble jet technology.
This chapter introduces you to the features of your new printer, lists the
supplies and accessories you can purchase for the printer, and describes
Canon’s customer support procedures.
Chapter 1
Introduction
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Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
Features and Benefits
The BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer produces high quality printing by
incorporating many useful features.
Compact Design
The printer is very compact and lightweight (3.1 lb/1.4 kg). It is perfect for
use in your home where space is valuable, and its ultra-compact design
makes the printer easily transportable. Using the optional battery pack, you
can print documents without AC power. With a fully charged battery, the
printer can print up to 200 pages.
Excellent Print Quality and Speed
The printer’s high performance print head offers 720 (horizontal) by 360
(vertical) dots per inch (dpi) for high resolution printing in black ink and
360 by 360 dpi in color. Your printer offers both vibrant print quality and
exceptional print speed.
High Quality Ink
The new BJ (bubble jet) cartridges, BC-10 and BC-11, employ high quality,
light-resistant ink in both black and colors. The ink dries quickly, looks
great on plain paper, and is smudge-resistant.
Two BJ Cartridges
The printer comes with two BJ cartridges to choose from: one for black
printing only and one for color printing. With the Black BJ cartridge, you
can print fast output at a high resolution. With the Color BJ cartridge, you
can produce brilliant color output.
Simple Maintenance
The BC-10 Black BJ cartridge contains both the print head and the
replaceable black ink tank. The BC-11 Color BJ cartridge has three parts: the
print head, the replaceable color ink tank (cyan, yellow, magenta), and the
replaceable black ink tank. You can replace the ink tanks when they run out
of ink. In case the print head is damaged, you simply replace the entire
cartridge.
You use the BJ cartridge container to store the BJ cartridge not being used.
Impressive Color Output
The printer produces vibrant colors on a wide variety of media, including
plain paper, coated paper, envelopes, and transparencies. It also has the
ability to print on back print film, which can be shown on a lighted panel
for an attractive display.
Convenient Paper Handling
A built-in automatic sheet feeder holds up to 30 sheets of plain paper, 10
sheets of coated paper, transparencies or back print film, or 5 envelopes.
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Versatile Graphics Print Functions
You can produce excellent graphics in both black ink and color. The printer
gives you the output quality of a laser printer and enables you to create
attractive presentations even while on the road.
Smoothing
This feature refines your printout by polishing away the jagged edges and
ragged stair-stepping curves of characters and graphics, and enables the
printer to print both text and graphics at 720 by 360 dpi (with the BC-10
Black BJ cartridge only).
TrueType Fonts
The Canon TrueType™ Font Pack contains 20 scalable fonts to enhance
your font capability and improve your print quality.
Quiet Printing
The nonimpact printing method offers quiet operation.
On-line Documentation
A detailed Visual Guide makes learning about the printer easy and fast by
displaying helpful information on your computer screen within the
Microsoft® Windows™ environment. It includes detailed instructions for
setting up and using your printer as well as information about using color
with your new BJC-70.
Color Advisor
This tool is provided with the Canon BJC-70 printer driver for Windows to
assist you in choosing color printing schemes for your documents. You can
use the templates provided by the Color Advisor to automatically colorize
your document using complementary color schemes, or you can manually
apply colors to the text and graphics objects in your document.
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Software Compatibility
Three resident printer control modes enable the printer to work with a wide
variety of software applications. Chapter 4, Using the Printer with Your
Software, describes the printer control modes.
Supplies and Accessories
Your BJC-70 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 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 you want to purchase supplies directly from Canon, you may do so by
calling Canon Accessories at 1-800-671-1090. Supplies are offered at the
manufacturers’ suggested list price.
BJ Cartridges and Ink Tanks
Canon offers the following BJ cartridges and ink tanks. (Note that BJ
cartridges contain the bubble jet print head and ink tank, while ink tanks
contain ink only.)
BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge
Incorporates a bubble jet print head and a
replaceable black ink tank. One BC-10 cartridge
comes with the printer. Use this cartridge when
you need fast, high quality black-and-white
printing.
BCI-10 Black Ink Tank
Purchase this ink tank from a dealer as the
black ink runs out of the BC-10 Black BJ
cartridge.
BC-11 Color BJ Cartridge
Incorporates a bubble jet print head and two
replaceable ink tanks: a black ink tank (BCI-11
Black) and a tri-color ink tank (BCI-11 Color).
One BC-11 cartridge comes with the printer. Use
this cartridge when you plan to print in color.
BCI-11 Black Ink Tank
Purchase this ink tank from a dealer as the
black ink runs out of the BC-11 Color BJ
cartridge.
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BCI-11 Color Ink Tank
Purchase this ink tank from a dealer as the
color (cyan, yellow, magenta) ink runs out of
the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge.
SB-10 BJ Cartridge Container
Stores one BJ cartridge. One container comes
with the printer.
Print Media
Canon manufactures the following print media.
Canon Coated Paper LC-101
This coated paper is specially designed for Canon Color Bubble Jet printers,
which will produce sharp and vivid color output on this high-grade matte
paper. The coating used on this paper is a unique formula that ensures full
compatibility with your Canon color inks. Use this paper for your printer
output that requires crisp color rendering on a high quality, nonglossy
paper. Letter and legal sizes are available.
Canon Transparencies CF-102
These overhead clear transparencies (also called Over Head Projection or
OHP film) are specially designed for your BJC-70. Other overhead clear
transparencies may cause problems in your Canon color printer by not
feeding correctly into the printer or by not allowing the inks to dry
properly. Canon overhead clear transparencies are specially designed and
manufactured to avoid these problems. Use these clear transparencies to
produce crisp and professional overhead presentations. Letter size is
available.
Canon Back Print Film BF-102
This unique glossy paper allows you to print extremely high quality color
output, such as required for photographic images and graphics. The back
print film is capable of being viewed by rear illumination, such as a light
box, or as regular prints without the benefit of a light box. Back print film is
a mylar-based translucent sheet. When viewed by a light box, back print
film provides a sharp, bright, and vivid presentation of special items, such
as photographs, portraits, and graphics. It is also great for trade show
displays and other special presentations when rear-illuminated. Letter size
is available.
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Portable Kit, Battery Pack, and Universal Adapter
To enhance the printer’s portability, Canon offers the following items for
supplying power to your printer.
Portable Kit NK-300
The portable kit includes one NiMH battery pack NB-300 and an
attachment unit, which allow you to operate the printer when AC power
is not available. When attached to the printer, this nickel-metal hydride
battery pack charges when the printer is not operating. The battery pack
fully charges in about eight hours. When fully charged, it enables you to
continuously print about 200 pages.
NiMH Battery Pack NB-300
You can purchase additional battery packs to use with the Portable
Kit NK-300.
Universal Adapter AD-350U
The Universal Adapter supplies power to the printer from any power
source with an appropriate power cord. With the Universal Adapter, you
can use the BJC-70 in various countries where AC power differs from the
U.S. standard.
Related Publication
Programmer’s Manual
The information in the BJC-70 Programmer’s Manual is intended for the
software designer, the advanced programmer, and the operator who can
use a programming language to send commands to the printer. This
manual explains the printer commands for Canon BJ mode and Epson LQ
mode.
To obtain this manual, call Canon Accessories at 1-800-671-1090.
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Help desk
Canon provides customer support and service for all Canon printer
products. If you have any questions regarding your new printer, call the
Canon Computer Systems help desk at 1-800-423-2366. Help is available
Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
and on Saturday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. EST. The help desk is closed on
Sundays and holidays.
If you seem to have an operational problem, try to solve it by referring to
the information in Chapter 8, Troubleshooting, or by using your Visual
Guide. If you cannot quickly resume normal operation, contact Canon’s
experienced support personnel at the help desk number above.
Fax number
You can send comments, suggestions, and technical questions to Canon via
facsimile. The number for this service is 1-714-438-3317, which accesses a
G3 fax machine. Be sure to state your question and provide a phone
number or fax number for a response.
Fax retrieval system
Canon also provides a 24-hour, toll-free fax retrieval system. You can use
this service to get helpful documents faxed directly to your fax machine.
These documents contain useful information to assist you in the operation
of your Canon printer. To access this service, call 1-800-526-4345.
Bulletin board services
Canon also provides a bulletin board service (BBS), which is useful for
obtaining newly developed, third-party drivers. Call 1-714-438-3325. The
protocol for the BBS is up to 14,400 bps, eight data bits, one stop bit, and no
parity.
If you use CompuServe®, you can access the Canon Peripherals Forum.
This allows you to talk with other users, send a message to Canon, or
download printer drivers. Just type GO CANON at any CompuServe prompt.
Canada
Customer support for Canadian residents is available 24 hours a day (seven
days a week) at 1-800-263-1121.
In other countries, please contact your Canon dealer.
Supplies
To purchase supplies, call Canon Accessories at 1-800-671-1090 from 9 A.M.
to 7 P.M. EST.
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Customer Support
Servicing the Printer
The Canon BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer is designed with the latest
technology to provide trouble-free operation. The warranty card that
comes with your printer describes Canon’s limited two-year warranty for
its Bubble Jet printers. Be sure to read the warranty information to find out
about the different service options available to you.
Save the warranty card and keep your sales receipt for proof of purchase.
In the event your printer needs servicing, you will need your proof of
purchase to obtain warranty service.
If you seem to have a problem, try to solve it by referring to the
information in Chapter 8, Troubleshooting. If you cannot solve the problem,
contact Canon’s support personnel at the help desk.
If you feel your BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer needs servicing, call the
Canon help desk to locate the Canon Authorized Service Facility (ASF)
nearest you or to find out about the exclusive Canon InstantExchange
limited warranty service.
At the time of this manual’s writing, Canon does not offer an extended
warranty program beyond the two-year warranty; however, some
authorized Canon dealers may offer such programs for a fee. If you are
interested in an extended warranty, contact your Canon Authorized
Service Facility to see if it offers such a service.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes how to unpack the printer, examines the printer’s
components, and explains how to attach the AC adapter and interface cable
and how to install the BJ cartridge. It also describes how to load a stack of
paper and print a test pattern followed by installing a printer driver and
managing your printer’s features.
If you already set up your printer using the Quick Start Guide, you may
want to look through this chapter to find any additional information it
provides.
Unpacking Your Printer
As you unpack the printer, save the carton and packing materials in case
you want to store or ship the printer in the future. Follow these steps:
1.
Carefully remove all items from the box.
EXTRA INK
TANKS
BJ CARTRIDGE
CONTAINER
DOCUMENTATION
AND DISKETTES
AC ADAPTER
PRINTER
BJ CARTRIDGES
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Printer
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Check to see that you have the following items.
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Hardware:
BJC-70 PRINTER
BJ CARTRIDGES (2)
INK TANKS (2, NOT SHOWN)
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AC ADAPTER
BJ CARTRIDGE CONTAINER
Documentation and Diskettes:
User’s Manual (this manual)
Quick Start Guide
Product Warranty Card
Registration Card
Canon Windows Driver, Visual Guide, and Color Advisor diskettes
(three diskettes in an envelope)
TrueType Font Pack (diskette in envelope)
If your printer was damaged in shipping, or if any items are missing, notify
your dealer immediately.
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In addition to the items shipped with your printer, you need a
Centronics®-compatible parallel interface cable (no longer than six feet),
which you can purchase from your dealer.
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Be sure to fill out your Registration card and send it to Canon Computer
Systems, Inc.
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Save your sales receipt for proof of purchase in case your printer
requires warranty service.
Setting Up the Printer
Chapter 2
Selecting a Location for Your Printer
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Choose a flat, sturdy surface with enough space for the paper to flow
freely into and out of the printer. Angled print stands may cause
quality and reliability problems.
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Open the paper support to ensure enough space is available for proper
operation. The printer requires this much space:
PAPER SUPPORT
6.1” (153.8 mm)
10.5” (266 mm)
4.3”
(107.6 mm)
11.8” (300 mm)
6.2” (157.6 mm)
Chapter 2
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Place the printer where the temperature is stable and set for human
comfort. Avoid areas of excessive heat or humidity as well as direct
sunlight.
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Do not leave the printer in a closed vehicle; this may expose the printer
to extremely high temperatures.
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Do not install the printer near devices that contain magnets or generate
magnetic fields (such as loudspeakers or base units of cordless
telephones). These devices can erase information on the printer’s
intelligent circuits.
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Do not subject the printer to strong physical shock or vibrations.
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Keep the printer clean. Dust accumulation may prevent the printer
from functioning properly.
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Do not place objects on top of the printer.
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To avoid damage, do not lift the printer by holding the paper support.
Setting Up the Printer
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Setting Up the
Printer
Whether at home, in the office, or traveling, you need to find a comfortable,
convenient and safe location for the printer. Follow these guidelines:
Examining the Printer
Before setting up the printer, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with its
parts and understand their functions.
From the Front
SHEET FEEDER—
AUTOMATICALLY
STACKS CUT
SHEETS OF PAPER.
TOP COVER/PAPER SUPPORT—
WHEN OPEN, HELPS KEEP THE
PAPER STRAIGHT IN THE
SHEET FEEDER. OPEN THIS
COVER TO LOAD A STACK OF
PAPER.
PAPER GUIDE—ALIGNS CUT
SHEETS OF PAPER IN THE
SHEET FEEDER.
OPERATOR PANEL—
CONTROLS THE PRINTER
AND DEFINES BASIC
PRINTER OPERATIONS.
LCD DISPLAY—
SHOWS THE STATUS
OF THE PRINTER.
FRONT COVER—
ALLOWS ACCESS TO
THE INSIDE OF THE
PRINTER.
From the Back
SERIAL NUMBER—
IDENTIFIES THE
PRINTER (ON BOTTOM
OF PRINTER).
AC POWER RECEPTACLE—
ATTACH THE AC ADAPTER
HERE.
PARALLEL INTERFACE PORT—
CONNECT THE PRINTER CABLE
FOR YOUR COMPUTER HERE.
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Operator Panel
POWER BUTTON—TURNS THE PRINTER’S POWER ON
OR OFF.
ON LINE LIGHT—LIGHTS WHILE THE PRINTER IS ON-LINE,
INDICATING THE PRINTER IS READY FOR PRINTING.
FF BUTTON—FORCES A FORM FEED, WHICH EJECTS THE
CURRENT PAGE.
MENU BUTTON —SELECTS MENU MODE OR
STARTS A TEST PATTERN.
or CARTRIDGE BUTTON—SELECTS
A MENU SETTING OR MOVES THE BJ
CARTRIDGE TO THE CENTER OF THE PRINTER.
O/● or CLEANING BUTTON—TURNS THE
FUNCTION SETTING ON OR OFF OR STARTS
THE PRINT HEAD CLEANING PROCESS.
DISPLAY—INDICATES THE CURRENT PRINTER
SETTINGS.
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Printer
ON LINE BUTTON—SETS THE PRINTER ON-LINE
OR OFF-LINE.
Attaching the AC Adapter
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Use the AC adapter that is appropriate for the voltage and frequency of
your power supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz, 0.5 A. This is standard for an
electrical outlet in the United States or Canada.
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Use only the AC adapter that came with the printer. Use of any other
adapter may damage the printer.
❏
If you smell a peculiar odor or see smoke, unplug the AC adapter
immediately.
❏
Do not place anything in front of your wall outlet that may obstruct
your access to it or put pressure on the AC adapter.
❏
When unplugging the AC adapter, always remove it by holding onto
the adapter unit and not the cord.
❏
Use the AC adapter indoors only.
❏
Always plug the AC adapter into the printer before you plug it into an
electrical outlet.
❏
Always unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet before
disconnecting it from the printer.
To attach the AC adapter, follow the steps below.
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1.
Attach the connector end of the AC adapter into the AC power
receptacle on the back of the printer.
2.
Plug the AC adapter into an AC outlet.
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Connecting Your Printer to the Computer
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Printer
Your printer has an 8-bit parallel interface port, which allows you to use it
with IBM PCs and compatible computers. You need to purchase a
Centronics-compatible, parallel interface cable from your dealer. Ask your
dealer for assistance if you need help selecting the right cable.
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For reliable data communications between your computer and the printer,
use a short cable, six feet or less in length.
To connect the printer to the host computer, follow the steps below:
1.
Make sure both the printer and the computer are turned off.
2.
Connect the parallel cable.
3.
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Align the cable connector with the printer’s interface port so the
shapes match.
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Gently press the cable connector into the port.
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Secure the cable connector by snapping the two wire clips (located
on the printer) into the cable connector.
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the parallel interface
port on your computer.
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Installing a BJ Cartridge
Now you are ready to install the BJ cartridge. The BJ cartridges you can use
with the printer are the BC-10 for black printing only or the BC-11 for both
color and black printing. The printer comes with one of each BJ cartridge.
Open the BJ cartridge package only after determining which cartridge you
plan to use first.
Choosing Which BJ Cartridge to Use
BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge
Use this cartridge for printing in black.
Use the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge for most of your printing needs and
especially for draft and black ink only documents. With the BC-10 cartridge
installed, your output prints twice as fast as when the color cartridge is
installed and you can print documents with a higher resolution.
BC-11 Color BJ Cartridge
Use this cartridge for printing in color.
Use the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge whenever you want to produce brilliant
color output.
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Canon makes numerous BJ cartridges; the BC-10 and BC-11 are designed
specially for the BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer and are the only ones you
should use.
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Installation
To install the BJ cartridge, follow the steps below. The following
instructions show the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge being installed in the
printer. You install the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge using the same steps.
Make sure the parallel interface cable and the AC adapter are
attached.
2.
Open the paper support.
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3.
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1.
Lift the cover to the open position.
Press the POWER button.
❏
The current settings appear in the display.
❏
When you turn on the printer for the first time, the BJ cartridge
holder moves to the center of the printer so you can install the
BJ cartridge. The ON LINE light blinks.
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4.
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Open the front cover.
❏
Gently press on the raised dots on the front cover.
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Then gently pull the cover to the open position.
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5.
Make sure the cartridge holder is in the center of the printer.
❏
If the cartridge holder is not in the center, press and hold the
CARTRIDGE button.
❏
Do not touch the interior of the cartridge holder or the film cable
when installing the BJ cartridge.
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CARTRIDGE
HOLDER (DO
NOT TOUCH)
FILM CABLE (DO
NOT TOUCH)
6.
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Unpack the BJ cartridge.
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Only unwrap the BJ cartridge you plan to use.
❏
If you unwrap both cartridges, install one in the printer and store
the other one in the BJ cartridge container (see page 51 for details).
❏
Take the BJ cartridge you are installing in the printer out of its
protective packaging. Peel off the protective foil.
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7.
Remove the protective material from the BJ cartridge.
❏
Lift off the orange cap from the print head, and then remove the
orange tape.
❏
Do not touch the print head area of the BJ cartridge (underneath
the orange tape).
❏
Do not touch the terminals on the BJ cartridge.
ORANGE
TAPE
ORANGE
CAP
PRINT HEAD
(DO NOT TOUCH)
TERMINALS
(DO NOT TOUCH)
8.
Insert the BJ cartridge.
❏
Gently place the BJ cartridge into the cartridge holder.
❏
Insert the print head into the cartridge holder first.
PRINT HEAD
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Press down on the left side of the BJ cartridge.
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9.
10. Close the front cover.
❏
Lift the cover up into place.
11. Press the CARTRIDGE button.
❏
The cartridge holder moves to the right side.
❏
If you installed the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge, make sure that Bk
indicator appears on the display.
❏
If you installed the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge, make sure that both
Bk and Color indicators appear on the display.
Immediately after installing the BJ cartridge, be sure to press the CARTRIDGE
button (step 11 above) to return the cartridge holder to its home position at
the far right side. In the home position, the printer caps each print head
nozzle. This keeps the print head and BJ cartridge from drying out.
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Loading a Stack of Paper
These steps show how to load a stack of plain paper and test your printer.
In the next chapter, you’ll learn how to print on different types of print
media.
You can stack about 30 sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.
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1.
Make sure the paper support is open and the paper guide is in the
leftmost position.
2.
Fan the paper.
❏
For best results, fan the paper before loading it.
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Always fan a stack of paper along the edge that will feed into the
printer first.
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3.
Slide the stack of paper into the sheet feeder until it stops.
Align the paper with the right edge of the sheet feeder.
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4.
Secure the stack with the paper guide.
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Slide the paper guide against the stack of paper.
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Printing a Test Pattern
To check that you have properly set up the printer, you can print one of the
printer’s test patterns. The test patterns are described in detail in Chapter 3,
Using the Printer. For now, print the Demo pattern.
1.
Make sure that the sheet feeder contains a stack of paper.
2.
Make sure that the printer is turned on.
3.
Press and hold down the MENU button until the printer beeps twice.
❏
The word FONT disappears and the number shown on the display
starts blinking.
4.
Press the
display.
button five times until the number 6 appears on the
5.
Press the MENU button to start the Demo pattern.
After printing the demo pattern, the printer stays on-line.
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If lines are missing in the printed text or if there is no ink on the paper,
check that the BJ cartridge is installed correctly (as described previously in
this chapter). You may also need to clean the print head; see Cleaning the
Print Head on page 101 for instructions.
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Installing a Printer Driver
If you are using Microsoft Windows 3.1 applications, install the BJC-70 printer
driver for Windows and the Visual Guide, as described in the next section.
If you are using MS-DOS applications, you must install a printer driver for
each MS-DOS software application that you intend to use with the printer.
See Chapter 4, Using the Printer With Your Software, for details.
Installing the Windows Printer Driver, Visual Guide,
and Color Advisor
The Canon Windows Driver, Visual Guide, and Color Advisor diskettes
contain a setup program called SETUP.EXE. This program automatically
installs both the Canon BJC-70 printer driver for Windows 3.1 and the
Visual Guide. You can choose to install either the driver, the guide, or both.
The Canon BJC-70 printer driver for Windows includes a tool called the
Canon Color Advisor, which allows you to easily add color to the text in
your document. For instructions on how to use the Color Advisor, see
Chapter 5, Using the Color Advisor.
Before installing the Canon Windows driver, make sure your computer
system has the following minimum configuration:
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386 personal computer
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4 MB random access memory (RAM)
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2.4 MB of available disk space
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256-color, VGA color graphics monitor with a minimum resolution of
640 x 480 dots per inch (dpi)
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MS-DOS 5.0 or later
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Windows 3.1
You can run Windows and use the Visual Guide and Color Advisor with
4 MB of RAM. However, for optimum performance, Canon recommends
that your computer have 8 MB of RAM. Windows and other applications
use 4 MB of RAM; to speed its performance, the Color Advisor needs an
additional 4 MB of RAM.
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Setting Up the
Printer
Before you can print documents from your software applications, you must
install the appropriate printer driver on your computer. The printer driver
takes the information from your application program and translates it into
a language the printer can understand.
Follow these steps to install the Windows driver, Color Advisor, and
Visual Guide:
1.
Turn on your computer.
2.
Make backup copies of the diskettes.
3.
If you are not already in the Windows environment, type WIN and
press Enter. Make sure the Windows Control Panel is closed.
4.
Insert the first diskette (Disk 1 of 3) into disk drive A (or your desired
drive).
5.
From the Program Manager, select the File menu and then choose the
Run option.
6.
In the Command Line prompt box, enter the path name that identifies
the SETUP.EXE file on the Windows driver diskette and then click on
OK. For example:
7.
Now follow the instructions on the screen to install the Windows
driver, the Visual Guide, and the Color Advisor.
The SETUP program installs the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows in the
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory.
If you choose to install the Visual Guide, the SETUP program creates an
icon in the Program Manager. Whenever you need information about the
BJC-70, you can open the icon and look up the information you need.
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For faster printing operations in Windows, do not use the Windows Print
Manager.
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Using the Visual Guide
Setting Up the
Printer
When the SETUP program is complete, you can start the Visual Guide and
take a look at its features. Simply open the BJC-70 icon in the Program
Manager.
From now on, you can use the Visual Guide for all your documentation
needs. The Visual Guide contains all the information included in this
User’s Manual. In addition:
❏
It shows you photographs as well as color illustrations of all the topics
it covers.
❏
It includes demonstrations and simulations of procedures you actually
perform.
❏
It presents detailed information about printing in color.
❏
It includes technical information regarding printer command codes
and ESCape sequences.
Using the Visual Guide, you can easily search for the topic you are
interested in and you can move forward and backward through the guide
with a click of your mouse.
If, for some reason, your computer and/or Visual Guide are not available,
you can look up the information you need in this User’s Manual.
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Using the BJC-70 Windows Driver
When you first install the Canon BJC-70 driver for Windows, it’s a good
idea to run the Setup program and select the printer settings that you will
normally use. Later, from within each of your software applications, you
can select printer settings that are unique to the current print job.
This screen shows the default settings for the BJC-70. See Chapter 4, Using
the Printer With Your Software, for details on selecting other printer settings
for the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows.
Installing the Canon TrueType Fonts
for Microsoft Windows 3.1
Install the TrueType Font Pack to add 20 extra scalable fonts to your font
collection. Follow these steps:
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1.
Make sure your computer is turned on.
2.
Start Windows 3.1 by typing WIN and pressing Enter at the MS-DOS
prompt.
3.
Choose the Control Panel from the Main icon group window in the
Program Manager.
4.
Open the Fonts icon. The Fonts dialog box appears.
5.
Choose the Add button to display the Add Fonts dialog box.
6.
Insert the diskette containing the Canon TrueType Fonts into the
diskette drive.
7.
In the Drives scroll menu, select the appropriate drive where the
diskette is located. The fonts appear in the List of Fonts box.
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8.
Select the fonts by clicking on the fonts you want to add. To select all
the fonts, click the Select All button.
9.
Click on OK. The Fonts dialog box reappears with the installed fonts
listed in the Installed Fonts menu.
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10. To ensure the fonts appear in your application, click the TrueType
button. The TrueType dialog box appears.
11. Make sure an X appears in the Enable TrueType Fonts box. Click on
OK to exit the TrueType dialog box.
12. Click on Close to exit the Fonts dialog box.
Your installation is now complete.
If you would like to remove the installed fonts, please refer to the
instructions that came with your TrueType fonts.
Printing from Windows
After installing the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows, print a simple test
from Windows to make sure the printer is correctly set up. Follow these
steps:
1.
From the Program Manager’s top menu bar, select Window.
2.
From the drop-down list, choose Accessories.
3.
Double-click on the Write icon.
4.
Select File from the menu bar.
5.
Choose Open.
6.
Double-click on the PRINTERS.WRI file.
7.
From the top menu bar, select File.
8.
Choose Print.
9.
In the Print Range box, make sure the Pages options is set to From 1
To 1.
10. Click on OK.
This prints the first page of the PRINTERS.WRI file. Now you are ready to
start using your new printer in the Windows environment.
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Managing Your Printer’s Features
You select and control the printing features of the BJC-70 printer with your
software application, with the printer’s operator panel, or with the printer’s
FUNCTION settings. Each method allows you to select some or all of the
printing features that control the appearance of your printed documents.
FUNCTION SETTINGS (ON
OPERATOR PANEL)
OPERATOR PANEL
SOFTWARE
APPLICATION
Software Applications
Your software applications, when used with the appropriate printer driver,
can control all aspects of the printer’s features. This is the easiest method
for controlling the look of your printed documents, including typeface style
and size and placement of text, graphics, and margins. Normally, settings
made with your software applications override the settings made through
the operator panel or the FUNCTION settings.
See Chapter 4, Using the Printer With Your Software, for details on setting up
your software applications for use with the BJC-70.
Operator Panel Buttons
The buttons on the operator panel allow you to turn the printer on and off,
set the printer on-line and off-line, and pause a print operation. They also
allow you to select basic printing modes, feed paper, clean the print head,
and start a printer self test.
See Chapter 6, Using the Operator Panel, for details.
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FUNCTION Settings
The printer’s FUNCTION settings allow you to set the default printer
configuration settings, such as horizontal print position, text lines per page,
character sets, and so on. See Chapter 9, Customizing the Printer, for details.
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Line Printers Versus Page Printers
Line Printers
Your Canon BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer is an example of a line
printer. Line printers, sometimes called band printers, process and print
information one line (band) at a time. The information sent from the
computer to the printer indicates exactly how each line should look and
where each dot is positioned. This information is similar to a bitmapped
graphic that specifies positions of individual dots of ink.
Page Printers
Page printers process and print information one page at a time. The
information sent from the computer to the printer is sometimes in simple
ASCII code, or more often, in a page description language. This
information is a set of instructions that the printer must interpret to
determine where it should position each dot. Some common page
description languages include PostScript, CaPSL, and HP PCL.
Line Printers and Processing
With line printers almost all of the processing burden falls on the
computer. The printer needs to do very little additional processing of the
information it receives from the computer—it simply executes the
instructions it receives. This means a line printer needs very little
processing power and memory.
Because most of the processing takes place on the computer, the speed of
the computer’s processor (386, 486, Pentium) and the amount of random
access memory (RAM) on your computer have a significant influence on
printing speed.
The faster the processor, and the more RAM you have, the faster you can
print on your BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer.
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Page Printers and Processing
With page printers, the computer and the printer share the processing load.
The computer translates information from the application into the
appropriate page description language and sends this to the printer. The
printer processes this code into specific printing instructions on where to
put each dot on the page. This means that the printer itself must have a
certain amount of processing power and memory to handle the instructions
it receives from the computer.
Because processing takes place on both the computer and the printer, the
speed of laser printing depends on the processor speed and RAM available
on both the computer and the printer.
Congratulations
You are now ready to start using your new printer. See Chapter 3, Using the
Printer, for instructions on how to perform various printing operations.
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Using the Printer
Using the Printer
This chapter describes how to use the printer for all your printing
operations. It describes how to turn the printer on and off, how to select
and load paper, how to print on legal-size paper and in landscape
orientation, and how to print the self tests. It also describes how to travel
with the printer and store the extra BJ cartridge.
Turning the Printer On and Off
Follow these steps to turn on the power:
1.
Make sure the AC adapter is connected or the optional battery pack
installed.
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2.
Press the POWER button.
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The ON LINE light blinks while the printer initializes itself. When
the printer is ready to receive data, the ON LINE light stays on.
When the printer is on and on-line, the LCD displays the current printer
settings. For example:
If you turn on the printer and the BJ cartridge is not installed, the printer
automatically moves the cartridge holder to the center to allow you to
install the BJ cartridge.
To turn off the printer, press the POWER button again. All the indicators on
the display go out.
When you turn off the printer, the cartridge holder moves to the home
position on the right and caps the print head and BJ cartridge. This keeps
the BJ cartridge from drying out. The print head nozzles will not be
properly capped and the print head unit may clog or be permanently
damaged in the following cases:
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If you unplug the AC adapter while the printer is printing.
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If you turn off a power strip to which the AC adapter is attached while
the printer is printing.
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If you move the cartridge holder from the home position.
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Selecting Paper Types
One of the most important things you can do to assure the best possible
print quality from your bubble jet printer is to select the correct paper.
Your printer produces letter quality output on most plain bond papers,
including cotton bond and photocopying papers; it does not require special
ink jet papers. However, the print quality varies with different paper types.
Be sure to test a type of paper before you purchase a large quantity.
Coated Papers
The printer can also print on coated paper. The Canon Coated Paper
(LC-101) is recommended for optimum color print quality. It is available in
letter and legal sizes.
Transparencies
Canon Transparencies (CF-102) are recommended. They are available in
letter size.
Back Print Film
Canon Back Print Film (BF-102) has been specially developed for color
printing with Canon color printers. The film is designed to deliver brilliant,
high-intensity color images suitable for business presentations, design
work, or professional reports. Back print film is printed on the back side
(the nonglossy side of the film) in a mirror image and, for best results, is
viewed from the front or glossy side using a backlighting device. For more
details, ask a Canon Authorized Dealer for information or refer to the
manual supplied with the film.
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If you are printing from an application outside Windows, your software
application or printer driver must support mirror image printing in order
to use back print film.
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Plain Papers
The printer supports paper sizes of letter, legal, and A4 in portrait
orientation. You can use regular copier paper, cotton bond papers, and
typical letterhead. Always use paper without curls, folds, staples, or
damaged edges.
When selecting or loading paper, keep these guidelines in mind:
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Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper can
cause paper jams and poor print quality.
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Use cut sheet paper only. You cannot use multipart paper.
❏
If the print density of your page is very high, light paper stock may
curl slightly due to the large amount of ink. If you need to print heavy
graphics, try printing on a heavier stock.
❏
Do not use thicker paper than meets the specifications for this printer.
Printing with a paper that is thick enough to come in contact with the
print head nozzles may damage the print head.
For complete paper specifications, see Appendix A, Specifications.
Loading Paper
You can stack paper in the sheet feeder to load it automatically, or you can
manually feed one sheet at a time. The path that the paper travels through
the printer is the same for automatic and manual feeding.
You can place approximately 30 sheets of plain paper (20 lb or 75 g/m2) in
the sheet feeder at a time.
You can print on coated papers, transparencies, and back print film. These
are special papers that you may want to use for certain presentations.
You can stack approximately 30 sheets of coated paper and 10 sheets of
transparency film or back print film in the sheet feeder. However, these
special media may not advance correctly under unusual environmental
conditions (such as extreme temperatures and humidity). If you have
trouble with special papers becoming skewed or feeding multiple sheets,
do not stack them in the sheet feeder. Load them one sheet at a time.
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Place at least one sheet of plain paper in back of a stack of transparencies or
back print film.
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To automatically feed paper, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the paper support is open.
The paper support helps keep paper straight and limits the
possibility of jams.
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Fan the paper.
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For best results, fan the paper before loading it.
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Always fan a stack of paper along the edge that will feed into the
printer first.
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Slide the stack of paper into the sheet feeder until it stops.
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Align the edge of the paper with the right edge of the sheet feeder.
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Do not force the paper into the printer.
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Insert the paper so that the side you want to print on is facing you.
If you are using a preprinted stock, such as letterhead, insert the
top of the paper into the sheet feeder first.
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Make sure the stack of paper does not exceed the paper guide.
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Adjust the paper guide to the stack of paper.
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This keeps the paper feeding straight into the printer and reduces
skewing.
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Be sure there is no gap between the paper guide and the edge of
the stack of paper.
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5.
Make sure the printer is turned on and on-line and start your print
operation.
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Initiate printing from the software application.
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See your software application’s documentation for instructions on
how to start printing.
While the printer receives data, the Data indicator
indicator turns off when printing is finished.
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blinks. The Data
If the printer stops operating while the Data indicator is on, press and hold
down the FF button to print the received data and eject the sheet.
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Auto Feed Guidelines
When automatically feeding stacks of paper, follow these guidelines:
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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.
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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.
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To reduce paper jams, remove each sheet as it is printed.
❏
The platen (the flat black plate inside the printer) may become inked if
you print data beyond the width of the page. If this happens, clean
the platen. (For details on cleaning the platen, see Chapter 7,
Maintaining the Printer).
❏
Do not try to load paper into the sheet feeder beyond the capacity of
the paper guide; stacking too much paper may cause paper jams or
printing problems.
❏
Make sure there are no gaps between the stack of paper and the paper
guide nor the right edge of the sheet feeder.
❏
Let printed sheets of transparency or back print film dry completely
before storing them. The complete drying time required for Canon’s
transparencies or back print film is approximately 15 minutes.
❏
When a sheet of film has dried completely, cover its printed side with a
sheet of plain (not coated) paper before storing it; this is recommended
even if you place the sheets of film in a clear file.
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Printing on Envelopes
You can stack up to five envelopes in the sheet feeder. U.S. Commercial
number 10 (COM10) envelopes and European DL envelopes are
recommended. You may be able to stack envelopes of other sizes in the
sheet feeder; however, Canon cannot guarantee consistent performance on
envelope sizes other than COM10 and DL.
The following envelopes are not recommended because they may cause
jams or smears, or may damage your printer:
Envelopes with windows, holes, perforations, cutouts, and double
flaps.
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Envelopes made with special coated paper or deeply embossed paper.
❏
Envelopes using peel-off sealing strips.
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Envelopes in which letters have been enclosed.
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When you are ready to print on envelopes, follow these steps to stack
envelopes in the sheet feeder.
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Make sure the paper support is open and move the paper guide to
the left to match the width of the envelopes.
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2.
Prepare the envelopes.
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Arrange the stack of envelopes on a firm surface and press down
firmly on the edges to make the folds crisp.
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Press around the envelopes to remove any curls and expel air from
inside the envelopes.
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Also, press firmly on the area that corresponds to the edges of the
flap.
FLAP
PRESS DOWN FIRMLY ON
THE EDGES OF THE FLAP
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Insert the envelopes.
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Make sure the side you want to print on is facing you and the flap
is toward the paper support.
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Insert the top of the envelope first.
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Slide a stack of envelopes into the sheet feeder until it stops.
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Align the stack of envelopes with the right edge of the sheet feeder.
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Adjust the paper guide to the stack of envelopes.
5.
Make sure the printer is on-line and start your print operation.
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Your software may need to be configured to print envelopes. See
Appendix B, Application Notes, for information on printing
envelopes in a few popular software applications.
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Printing on Legal-size Paper
You can print on legal-size paper by selecting a page size of 8.5 x 14 inches
from within your software application or from the printer setup program
within the application.
For example, if you are using Windows, simply select Legal for your paper
size in the Setup program:
In some MS-DOS applications, you may need to specify the page length in
lines per page. For letter-size paper, the page length is 64 lines, and for
legal-size paper, the page length is 82 lines.
If you are using an application that does not include a page setup or printer
setup procedure, you may be able to use the ESCape sequence to specify
your page length. Applications handle ESCape sequences differently, so
refer to your application’s software manual for instructions on sending
commands.
The ESCape sequence for page length is ESC C 0 n, where n is the page
length in inches. For legal-size paper, the ESCape sequence is
ESC C 0 14 (27 67 0 14, decimal, or 1B 43 00 0E, hexadecimal).
When printing on legal-size paper, load one sheet at a time and remove
each sheet as it is printed.
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Printing in Landscape Orientation
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
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The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
The page orientation determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page orientation
determines the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
The BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer does not have built-in landscape fonts.
However, you can print in landscape orientation through the Windows
environment.
If you are not using Windows, you can consider many other software
packages that offer landscape font capabilities, such as:
Quatro Pro 3.0
Lotus 2.4
Geoworks
WordPerfect 6.0 for MS-DOS
The following font packages work with the specified software applications.
(Product names may be trademarks of their respective companies.)
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WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1
Bitstream Facelift for WordPerfect
More Fonts
Fonts On the Fly
The Publishers Power Pack
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Lotus 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2
Sideways
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Microsoft Windows 3.1
Adobe Type Manager
Bitstream Facelift for Windows
The Publishers Power Pack
TrueType Font Packs
Many other graphics software packages offer landscape printing. Call your
specific software manufacturer to see if they offer landscape printing
capabilities.
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Printing the Test Patterns
You can verify the print quality of your printer by printing any of several
test patterns: the All modes pattern, the Ripple pattern, the Nozzle pattern,
the Demo pattern, and the Font pattern.
All Modes Pattern
When the printer is set to BJ mode, you can print a test pattern showing
characters printed in the different sizes available in BJ mode. The print
sample uses the currently selected font. The following sample shows the
All modes pattern in BJ mode.
HQ PROPORTIONAL
HQ 12 CPI
HQ 10 CPI
HQ DOUBLE-HIGH
DRAFT 12 CPI
DRAFT 10 CPI
HQ DOUBLE-WIDE
DRAFT CONDENSED
SUBSCRIPT
HQ EMPHASIZED
12 CPI
HQ EMPHASIZED
10 CPI
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The All modes pattern cannot be printed in Economy mode.
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Ripple Pattern
Print the Ripple pattern to verify the operation of your printer.
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All available characters are printed in a repeating pattern using the default
print mode and character pitch. The following sample shows the Ripple
pattern in BJ mode.
Nozzle Pattern
Print the Nozzle pattern to check that each print head nozzle is operating
correctly. The following sample shows the Nozzle pattern when the BC-10
Black BJ cartridge is installed:
When the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge is installed, the pattern includes all four
colors: yellow, magenta, cyan, and black. In the color pattern, you’ll notice
that lines are missing between colors; this is normal.
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Font Pattern
Print the Font pattern to display the fonts the printer supports. The printer
prints all characters in the available print styles and pitches in each control
mode. The following sample shows the Font pattern in BJ mode.
Starting the Test Patterns
To print any of the test patterns, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded in the sheet
feeder.
2.
Press and hold the MENU button until the printer beeps twice.
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The word FONT disappears and the number 1 blinks in the
display.
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Press the
button until the number that corresponds to the test
pattern you wish to print is displayed:
Test Pattern
4.
Number
Current settings pattern
1
All modes pattern
2
Ripple pattern
3
Nozzle pattern
4
Hexadecimal dump
5
Demo pattern
6
Font pattern
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Press the MENU button.
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This printer beeps and the test pattern starts to print.
When you print the Current settings pattern, the Nozzle pattern, or the
Demo pattern, the printer returns to its previous state after printing a page.
When you print the All modes pattern, the Ripple pattern, or the Font
pattern, the printer continues printing until you cancel printing.
To cancel printing
You can cancel printing in one of the following two ways:
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Press the ON LINE button.
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Press the POWER button to turn off the printer.
If a printer error occurs, such as no paper (E and 1 blink alternately), the
printer cancels the test pattern.
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Traveling With the Printer
Before transporting the printer, follow these steps to protect the print
mechanism:
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1.
Turn off the power. This secures the cartridge holder in the home
position.
2.
Remove any paper from the printer.
3.
Disconnect the interface cable and the AC adapter.
4.
Close the front and top covers, if necessary.
The printer is designed so that you can transport it with the BJ cartridge
installed. Therefore, do not remove the BJ cartridge. An opened BJ
cartridge that is not installed in the printer may leak, and the print head
may dry out.
5.
Place the printer and any accessories in a suitable carrying case.
Follow these additional guidelines:
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If you are traveling to another country, make sure the AC adapter
matches the power requirements of that country. (The optional
portable kit and universal adapter allow you to operate the printer in
any country.)
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When traveling with the printer, always pack it with your carry-on
items. Do not ship the printer in a suitcase due to baggage handling
techniques.
You can take the printer through airport X-ray security checks.
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When the battery pack is low, you can attach the AC adapter to
continue printing. You can also use the remaining battery power for
limited printing by pressing ON LINE.
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You can travel with additional battery packs that are fully charged.
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Recharge the battery pack only when the printer indicates a low
battery error. Charging the battery before it is fully discharged reduces
the battery capacity. (See Chapter 10, Installing and Using the Battery
Pack, for details on the battery pack.)
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Avoid leaving the printer in a closed automobile where it may be
exposed to extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
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Storing a BJ Cartridge
If you unwrap a BJ cartridge but do not install it in the printer, store it in
the BJ cartridge container to prevent the print head from drying and
clogging.
The print head of a BJ cartridge must never dry or clog. When installed in
the printer, the print head is protected from drying. If you remove the BJ
cartridge from the printer, the print head will be exposed to the air.
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Open the BJ cartridge container.
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To open the BJ cartridge container, twist the cover to the right.
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Keep the container level at all times.
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2.
3.
Carefully set the BJ cartridge in the container.
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You must insert the cartridge correctly or the container will not
close.
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The orange protective cap must be removed from the cartridge.
Close the container.
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To close the container, set the cover on top of the container and
twist it to the left.
Whenever you remove a BJ cartridge from the printer, store the cartridge in
the container (unless you are disposing of it).
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Your printer will work with a wide variety of applications, such as
spreadsheet, word processing, and graphics programs. This chapter
describes how to set up your software applications for your printer.
Application programs include a group of programs, called printer drivers,
that help the application communicate correctly with specific printers.
Before using the printer with your application program, you need to tell the
application what type of printer you are using by selecting the printer
driver that corresponds to your printer.
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YOUR APPLICATION
PROGRAMS CAN
NOW CONTROL THE
PRINTER
SELECT THE PRINTER
DRIVER FOR YOUR
PRINTER
Canon provides a BJC-70 printer driver for Microsoft Windows. The easiest
way to use your printer is to install the Windows driver and perform your
print operations through the Windows environment.
If you are using Microsoft Windows, you have already installed the BJC-70
driver (as described in Chapter 2, Setting Up the Printer). The next section,
Printer Setup Within Windows, describes in detail the options you can select
within the printer driver.
If you are not using Windows, see the section Setting Up MS-DOS Software
Applications (later in this chapter) for information on how to install another
printer driver and select a printer control mode.
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Printer Setup Within Windows
After you install the Canon BJC-70 printer driver, you can run the
Windows Setup program to change the printer settings.
You can access the Setup program from the Printers dialog box in the
Control Panel, or you can select the Print Setup option that is available
from the File menu of most applications that run in Windows.
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If the Print Setup option does not appear in the File menu for your
application, refer to the user’s manual supplied with the application. It
should provide information about changing the printer setup parameters.
To configure your BJC-70 printer driver, follow these steps:
1.
Start the application you want to use in the Windows environment.
2.
Open the document you want to print.
3.
Choose Print Setup from the File menu. The Select Printer dialog box
appears.
4.
Click once on the Canon BJC-70 printer name to select it.
5.
Click on the Setup button. Windows displays the Canon BJC-70 Setup
dialog box:
From this screen, you can select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper
Source, Print Color, Print Quality, and Orientation for your print job.
You can use these options in any combination. See the next section for
more detailed information about the options.
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Once you select the options you want to use, click on the OK button to
close the Canon BJC-70 Setup dialog box, and then click on the OK
button to close the Print Setup dialog box.
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This section describes the printing options available to you through the
BJC-70 printer driver.
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If other options appear in the dialog box, they are provided by the
application you are using. Refer to that application’s documentation for
more information.
Paper Size option
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When printing on envelopes or thick paper, make sure the paper selection
lever is set to the front position and the paper thickness lever (inside the
printer) is up.
If you select User Defined Size, the Setup program displays the following
dialog box:
Select the unit of measure you are using (inches or millimeters), and then
specify the width and length of your paper. The width can be from 4.1 to
8.5 inches (104.1 x 215.9 mm). The length can be from 4.1 to 14 inches
(104.1 x 355.6 mm).
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Click on the arrow next to the Paper Size setting to select one of the
following paper sizes from the drop-down list:
Media Type option
Click on the arrow next to the Media Type setting to select one of the
following types of paper from the drop-down list:
When you select the Media Type, the Windows driver changes printer
modes. You can experiment with different settings to see the results you
can achieve on different types of media. You may find that you can
produce higher quality printing on plain paper using a different mode,
such as Coated Paper mode. Because each situation is different, Canon
cannot guarantee better output for a particular medium other than the
recommended choices.
Plain Paper
This mode is for printing on ordinary paper. This selection sets the color
dots generated by the printer to yield the highest quality printed image for
this type of paper with minimal bleeding of colors.
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When you select Plain Paper, the Paper Source defaults to Auto Sheet
Feeder and the Print Quality defaults to Normal, 360 x 360 dpi.
Coated Paper
This mode is specially configured for printing with Canon Coated Paper
(LC-101). The LC-101 paper is designed to minimize the color spread of the
individual color dots that comprise the printed image and make colors
more vivid. This paper produces the highest quality color printouts from
the printer.
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When you select Coated Paper, the Paper Source defaults to Auto Sheet
Feeder and the Print Quality defaults to Fine, 360 x 360 dpi.
Setting the Media Type to Coated Paper may produce higher quality
printing on plain papers. Be sure to experiment with different settings to
achieve maximum results.
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Transparency
This mode is for printing on transparency stock. Use Canon Transparencies
(CF-102) to achieve the highest possible color fidelity.
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When you select Transparency, the Paper Source defaults to Auto
Sheet Feeder and the Print Quality defaults to Fine, 360 x 360 dpi.
Back Print Film
This mode is specifically configured for printing on back print film, such
as Canon Back Print Film (BF-102). This print medium is a mylar-based
translucent sheet on which colors look good and appear very vivid when
shown with a backlighting device. This setting causes the printer to print a
mirror image on the back print film; when used with a backlighting device,
the image is normal.
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When you select Back Print Film, the Paper Source option defaults to
Auto Sheet Feeder and the Print Quality defaults to Fine, 360 x 360 dpi.
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When you select Other, the Paper Source defaults to Manual Feed and
the Print Quality defaults to Fine, 360 x 360 dpi.
Paper Source option
Click on the arrow next to the Paper Source setting to select one of the
following paper sources from the drop-down list:
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the Printers dialog box.
If you are feeding paper manually and using the spooler, the printer goes
off-line before printing each page to allow you to insert paper.
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Other Paper
This mode is available for special media types other than those listed
above.
Print Color option
Click on the arrow next to the Print Color setting to select one of the
following options from the drop-down list:
Black and White
This option prints documents in black ink only. Use this setting when
printing text files that have no color or grayscale images.
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When you select Black and White, the Print Quality defaults to
Normal, 360 x 360 dpi. However, the Print Quality may change if you
select a Media Type other than Plain Paper.
Grayscale
This option prints documents in black ink and produces graphic images in
grayscale. This means full color images will be translated and printed in
shades of gray. This setting results in a faster printing speed than the two
color settings, and is useful for printing draft copies of color files.
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When you select Grayscale, the Print Quality defaults to Normal,
360 x 360 dpi. However, the Print Quality may change if you select
a Media Type other than Plain Paper.
Color
This option prints documents in full color with up to 24 bits-per-pixel
addressing capability. This setting does not activate the screen matching
feature of the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows. Use this setting for
printing color files that do not require screen matching, such as bar charts
that contain simple colors.
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When you select Color, the Print Quality defaults to Normal,
360 x 360 dpi. However, the Print Quality may change if you select
a Media Type other than Plain Paper.
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Color Advisor
This option selects the Color Advisor. Whenever you print a document, the
Color Advisor dialog box appears. See Chapter 5, Using the Color Advisor,
for details.
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If you select Black and White, Grayscale, Color, or Color Advisor for the
Print Color option, you can adjust the intensity of the printed image. See
the Special Options section later in this chapter for more information.
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Select this option only when you need to match the color on your
monitor’s screen. This print mode impacts your print speed.
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When you select Screen-Matched Color, the Print Quality defaults to
Normal, 360 x 360 dpi. However, the Print Quality may change if you
select a Media Type other than Plain Paper.
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To maximize screen matching, you must have a high resolution
monitor and a 24-bit color monitor display card.
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To optimize color matching, select these settings: Screen-Matched
Color, High Quality, 360 x 360 dpi, and Halftone Pattern. Also, use and
select Coated Paper.
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Matching the colors on a monitor screen to printed output is affected
by paper type and light source. For example, when you select
Screen-Matched Color, the driver assumes you are using Canon’s
coated paper and your light source is daylight. If you print on plain
paper and view the output under an incandescent lamp, the colors will
be different than on coated paper in daylight.
Screen-Matched Advisor
This option selects the Color Advisor in Screen-Matched Color mode.
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monitor type. See the Special Options section later in this chapter for more
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Screen-Matched Color
This option activates the screen matching feature of the BJC-70 printer
driver for Windows. This feature ensures that the colors in the printout
match the colors displayed on your monitor as closely as possible. Screen
matching of colors may not always be exact because of the translations of
RGB and CYMK values (see the Visual Guide for details).
Print Quality option
Click on the Print Quality selections you want to use:
Adjust the Print Quality setting to match your printing needs:
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Economy (left position)—Use this mode for your fastest printing speed
at a lower resolution of 180 x 180 dpi. This setting reduces the
resolution to improve your application’s processing time. Use this
setting to print draft copies of your work.
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Normal (second position)—Use this mode for normal operations. The
printer prints at 360 x 360 dpi but uses less ink than High Quality
mode. Use Normal mode when your documents do not contain
graphics or photographic images.
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High Quality (third position)—Use this mode for your best quality text
and simple graphics. The printer prints at a resolution of
360 x 360 dpi, and prints a little faster than Fine mode.
When you select Black and White or Grayscale mode and the BC-10
Black BJ cartridge is installed, the High Quality setting activates
Smoothing mode to enhance the sharpness of the printed image.
Smoothing is available only in black printing.
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Fine (right position)—Use this mode for your highest quality printing
at the highest resolution. For printing graphics, select Fine mode to
reduce banding. This setting will take the longest time to print.
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Orientation option
Click on the Orientation setting you want to use:
Orientation
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
Other selections
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Click on Options to access the special options provided by the
BJC-70 printer driver for Windows. These options are discussed in the
next section.
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Click on About to display copyright information regarding the
Windows driver and its version number.
❏
Click on Help to enter the Help program. This program provides
useful information to help you specify your printer settings. Be sure to
use this Help feature to learn about the settings you can select.
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The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page.
The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation
The page orientation determines the direction of
printing on the page. The page orientation
determines the direction of printing on the
page. The page orientation determines the
direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
on the page. The page orientation determines
the direction of printing on the page. The page
orientation determines the direction of printing
The page orientation determines the direction of printing on the page:
Special Options
The BJC-70 printer driver for Windows provides several special options.
From the Canon BJC-70 Setup dialog box, click on the Options button. You
see this screen:
These options allow you to select the halftone method you want to use to
combine ink colors, identify the monitor you are using for the best color
matching, and increase or decrease the intensity of the printed images.
Halftone
Your printer contains four colors of ink: cyan, yellow, magenta, and black.
Your software creates intermediate colors by mixing combinations of these
basic inks. For example, mixing yellow with cyan creates green, yellow
with magenta produces red, and cyan plus magenta equals blue.
To print the entire spectrum of colors, the BJC-70 printer driver for
Windows applies special halftone methods. Using these methods, different
colored dots of ink are placed closely together to create the illusion of other
colors. Newspapers and magazines use this same technique.
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The Halftone options have no effect when Print Color is set to Black and
White.
When you click on the arrow next to the Halftone setting, you can select
the following options:
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Pattern 1 and Pattern 2
These settings uniformly align individual dots of different colored inks to
create the appearance of the intermediate colors. This method offers fast
printing speed and is best suited for printing documents that contain large
areas of solid color, such as bar charts and graphs.
SOLID INTERMEDIATE COLOR
(SUCH AS TURQUOISE)
IMAGE DOTS PRINTED
WITH PATTERN
HALFTONE
Diffusion
This setting randomly places individual dots of different colored inks to
create the appearance of intermediate colors. By randomly placing dots, the
printer can achieve excellent colors and subtle color gradations. This
method is best suited for printing documents that contain finely detailed
graphics or photographic images.
Using diffusion slows the application release time because a larger, more
complex page is generated by the software. This type of page requires
more time to calculate as well as send to the printer. However, what you
lose in print speed may be gained in quality.
SOLID INTERMEDIATE COLOR
(SUCH AS TURQUOISE)
IMAGE DOTS
PRINTED WITH
DIFFUSION
HALFTONE
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Pattern 1 uses a four-dot pattern and Pattern 2 uses an eight-dot pattern,
which creates more white space.
Monitor type
If you selected Screen-Matched Color or Screen-Matched Advisor for the
Print Color option, you can specify your monitor type. Doing so allows
you to fully utilize the color matching feature of the BJC-70 printer driver.
This ensures that the colors on the printout correspond to the color
characteristics of your monitor as much as possible.
When you click on the arrow next to the Monitor Type setting, you can
select one of these options from the drop-down list:
If your monitor is not listed, select Other or try different monitor selections
until you find one that best reproduces the color on your screen.
Intensity
If you selected Black and White, Grayscale, or Color for the Print Color
option, you can adjust the Intensity of the printed image.
You click on the arrows to make the image darker or brighter, or you can
drag the slider box right or left along the bar.
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If you select Screen-Matched Color or Screen-Matched Advisor, the
intensity is automatically adjusted to match the colors on your monitor.
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Printing a Document
This procedure provides general steps for printing from the various
applications you may run in the Windows environment. The exact steps for
printing a document may vary depending on the application program you
are using. Refer to your program’s documentation for the exact printing
procedure.
Start the program you used to create the document, and open the
document you want to print.
2.
Choose Printer Setup from the File menu.
3.
Select the Canon BJC-70 as your printer and select Setup.
4.
Make any adjustments as appropriate for printing your document, and
select OK.
5.
Select OK to close the Printer Setup window.
6.
Choose Print from the File menu.
7.
After making any necessary changes to the printing parameters, select
OK to start the print job.
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It’s a good idea to turn off the Print Manager if you are feeding paper
manually. To do so, clear the Use Print Manager check box in the Printers
dialog box within the Control Panel.
If you are feeding paper manually and using the spooler, the printer goes
off-line before printing each page to allow you to insert paper.
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Printing Speed Versus Color
The BJC-70 printer driver for Windows can interpret and translate the full
spectrum of colors, up to 16.7 million colors. When printing in color, there
is a significant increase in the amount of information that the driver has to
interpret and translate. When printing in 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. The BJC-70 printer driver
includes a printing mode that allows it to interpret and translate only 256
colors; this decreases the amount of time your computer needs to compute
information and therefore increases your printing speed.
For quick color printing
In the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows, choose the following settings in
the Printer Setup box. These selections allow the printer driver to interpret
and translate 256 colors, which will increase your printing speed. However,
your print quality will not be optimized.
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From your application or from the Printer Control Panel, select Setup.
2.
In the Canon BJC-70 Setup dialog box, choose Plain Paper under the
Media Type box, and select Color under the Print Color box.
3.
Select the Options button. The Printer Options dialog box will appear.
4.
Choose Pattern1 under the Halftone box and then select OK.
5.
Select OK to close the Printer Setup dialog box.
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For quick monochrome printing
In the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows, choose the following settings in
the Printer Setup dialog box. This selection allows your printer to print
using black ink only.
1.
From your application or from the Printer Control Panel, select Setup.
2.
In the Canon BJC-70 Setup dialog box, choose Black and White under
the Print Color box.
For full spectrum printing
In the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows, choose one of the following
configurations in the Printer Setup dialog box. These settings allow the
printer driver to interpret and translate up to 16.7 million colors. However,
your print speed will be slower than with other settings.
From your application or from the Printer Control Panel, select Setup.
2.
In the Canon BJC-70 Setup dialog box, choose any Media Type other
than Plain Paper.
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1.
or
In the Canon BJC-70 Setup dialog box, choose Screen-Matched Color or
Screen-Matched Advisor.
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Other ways to improve print speed in Windows
To improve printing speed, you can try the following:
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Turn off the Print Manager in the Windows Control Panel.
This avoids the extra step of sending the print file to the Print Manager
and may increase your printing speed by as much as 25%, depending
on the computer you are using. (See the next section for details.)
❏
Add a permanent swap file in Windows.
Under the 386 Enhanced icon in the Windows Control Panel, add or
create a permanent swap file that is from 4 MB to 9 MB. The computer
will be able to prepare the print file faster. See your Windows
documentation for instructions.
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Avoid screen-matched color.
In the Printer Setup dialog box, choose Plain Paper and Color when
printing color images. The screen matching feature takes longer to
process in the computer because it requires special information.
❏
Avoid diffusion halftones.
In the Options dialog box, choose Diffusion only when printing final
output or photographic images. Choosing Pattern1 or Pattern2 allows
documents to print as much as 20% faster because the computer does
not need to compute to “best possible position” for each dot.
❏
Free up your memory.
Use only one software program at a time and unload any screen saving
utilities or programs stored in Windows background; this frees up
more memory for Windows processing.
❏
Use Black and White when possible.
If you will be printing text in black ink only, choose Black and White
rather than Grayscale. Print draft documents in Black and White rather
than Color, or use high-speed mode when printing color.
❏
Limit the number of colors on each page.
The computer will need to calculate and transmit fewer dots. Too
many colors can make the image confusing and less effective as well as
cause the print speed to slow down.
❏
Use primary colors when printing presentation graphics.
Use black, cyan, yellow, magenta, blue, green, and red when possible.
The computer will need to calculate and transfer fewer dots.
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Use high speed (draft) modes.
The printer will need to image fewer dots.
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Use plain paper mode.
The print head will make only one pass for each printed line.
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Use smaller graphics and more white space in your documents.
The computer will be able to prepare the print file faster.
❏
Avoid solid colors; use hatch patterns or tints instead.
The computer will need to calculate and transmit fewer dots.
❏
Add RAM to your computer.
The computer will be able to prepare the print file faster.
❏
Use a computer with a faster processor.
The computer will be able to prepare the print file faster.
Recommended driver settings
You can select the following printer settings in your Windows driver to
achieve the specified results.
Driver settings
Print Color
Print Quality
Halftone
The fastest B&W
output possible
Black & White
High speed
180x180 dpi
Only Pattern 1 Uses less ink
available
Output quality is draft
quality
Fast letter quality
output
Black & White
Normal
Only Pattern 1 Slightly slower than high
available
speed
Quality is not optimized
for photo and graphics
Fast B&W photograph and graphic
output
Grayscale
Normal
360x360 dpi
Diffusion
Slower than B&W but
better grayscale quality
The highest quality Grayscale
photograph and
graphic output
Fine
360x360 dpi
Diffusion
Slower than Normal but
optimizes B&W grayscale
quality
Fast color output
Normal
360x360 dpi
Pattern 1
Fast color printing but
quality is not optimized
The highest quality ScreenFine
color output with
Matched Color 360x360 dpi
colors matched to
those seen on the
computer’s screen
Diffusion
Optimizes color print
quality but the output may
look slightly faded and the
print speed is slower
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Using the Printer
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To achieve
Using the Windows Print Manager
The Print Manager is part of the Windows operating system and controls
the printing of your files.
Background printing
When the Print Manager is active, the print file that your application and
printer driver create is not sent directly to the printer. Instead, the print file
is sent to the Print Manager. The Print Manager then sends the print file to
the printer.
This means the Print Manager allows you to print in the background. Once
the Print Manager receives the print file from the application, you can
continue to use your computer for other work. The Print Manager will
send the print file to the printer when it has the time and memory available
to do so.
APPLICATION/
PRINTER
DRIVER
PRINT FILE
PRINT
MANAGER ON?
YES
PRINT
MANAGER
NO
Because most of the time it takes to print is actually the processing time
needed for the computer to prepare the print file, background printing
does not usually give you any real advantage.
Foreground printing
If the Print Manager is not active (turned off), the print file that your
application and printer driver create is sent directly to the printer. This
means you are printing in the foreground and you cannot use your
computer for other work until you have finished printing.
The BJC-70 printer usually works best when the Print Manager is turned
off. You can turn off the Print Manager by using the Control Panel in the
Main Group window. Select the Printers icon, then click on the X that is in
the Use Print Manager check box. (This will make the X disappear.)
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Setting Up MS-DOS Application Programs
If you are not using Windows, follow the guidelines in this section for
setting up your MS-DOS applications for use with your printer. If you
installed the Canon BJC-70 printer driver for Windows (as described in
Chapter 2, Setting Up the Printer) and will be printing only from the
Windows environment, you can ignore this information.
Software applications are designed to work with specific hardware setups.
Most application programs include an installation program or routine that
you run to identify the type of hardware you are using, such as your
computer and printer. When you tell your application program what
printer you are using, it installs a program, called a printer driver, that
supports your printer.
Selecting a Printer Driver
If the BJC-70 is not on the list, select a printer that will have nearly the same
operating capabilities as the BJC-70.
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Software developers continuously create printer drivers. If your
application software does not list a Canon BJC-70 driver, call your software
program’s technical support line and ask if a BJC-70 driver is available. If
they are unable to assist you, call the Canon help desk to see if a driver is
available.
To use the printer in BJ mode, select one of the following printers. They are
listed in order of preference.
Canon BJC-70 (X24E)
Canon BJC-4000 (X24E)
Canon BJC-600/600e (X24E)
Canon BJ-200/200e (X24E)
Canon BJ-230 (X24E)*
Canon BJ-20/BJ-10e/BJ-10ex/BJ-10sx (X24E)
IBM Proprinter X24E/XL24E*
IBM Proprinter X24/XL24*
Canon BJ-130e*
IBM Proprinter*
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The installation programs for most applications offer a list of printer
drivers from which to choose. If the Canon BJC-70 is on the list, select it.
This will give you the fullest range of features.
To use the printer in Epson LQ mode, select one of the following printers.
They are listed in order of preference.
Canon BJC-70 (LQ)
Canon BJC-4000 (LQ)
Canon BJC-600/600e (LQ)
Canon BJC-800/820* (LQ)
Canon BJ-200/200e (LQ)**
Canon BJ-230 (LQ)**
Canon BJ-20(LQ)**
Canon BJ-10ex/BJ-10sx (LQ)**
Epson LQ-2550*
Epson LQ-2500*
Epson LQ-1050*
Epson LQ-510**
Epson LQ-850**
Epson LQ-500**
Epson LQ-Printer
* These printers support paper that is wider than 8.5 inches.
** These printers print in black ink only.
After selecting a printer, you can use software commands for all the
standard printer functions through the application programs. This includes
bold or double strike printing, underlining, superscripts, subscripts,
margin control, line spacing control, and graphics.
Selecting a Printer Control Mode
Your printer has three Control modes:
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BJ mode, which emulates the IBM Proprinter X24E
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Epson LQ mode, which emulates the Epson LQ-2550 printer
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Canon Extended mode
You can select BJ mode or Epson LQ mode with the operator panel. Canon
BJ mode is the default.
The Canon Extended mode is different from the other two printer control
modes. It is automatically selected through the printer driver when the
printer is in either BJ mode or Epson LQ mode; therefore, no adjustment is
necessary for the printer to select it.
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The Control mode you select depends on the printer driver you were able
to select in your applications.
You can also select a Control mode based on specific text features you want
to use in your document.
The following table lists the typefaces and pitches that are available in
BJ mode and Epson LQ mode.
Typeface
Printer control mode
BJ mode
Prestige
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Courier
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Sans Serif
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Draft (available
in HS mode only)
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Roman
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
Script
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, PS
10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi,
17 cpi, 20 cpi, PS
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Epson LQ mode
The following table lists the print styles that are available in each Control
mode.
Printer control mode
Typeface
BJ mode
Epson LQ mode
Italic
No
Yes
Emphasized
Yes (via ESC E sequence)
Yes (via ESC E sequence)
Double-high
Yes (via ESC [ @ sequence) Yes (via ESC w sequence)
Double-wide
Yes (via ESC W sequence)
Slashed zero
Yes (via ESC [ K sequence) No
Yes (via ESC W sequence)
To select the printer’s control mode, use the operator panel. Refer to
Chapter 6, Using the Operator Panel, for details.
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Software and Printer Compatibility
Your software sends information and instructions to the printer over the
cable that connects the printer to the computer. In addition to data, the
instructions may include special command sequences known as control
codes and ESCape sequences. These command sequences instruct the
printer to perform certain tasks, such as how many lines to skip and where
to start printing.
Some control codes are standard throughout the microcomputer industry
and are recognized by all printers. Two examples of these are form feed
(FF) and line feed (LF).
ESCape sequences are unique to each printer emulation. ESCape sequences
begin with the ESCape character (ESC) followed by one or more other
characters.
The ESCape character tells the printer not to print the next character or
string of characters, but to use the information to perform a printing
control task, such as printing in bold or underlining.
Most software programs automatically send control codes and ESCape
sequences to the printer. However, some applications may require you to
supply the commands. How you enter the control codes and ESCape
sequences depends on your software program. Your software program
may require you to enter the codes and sequences in a specific format, such
as decimal rather than hexadecimal. For example, you can use only decimal
format with MultiMate Advantage II™, Professional Write™, and PFS:First
Choice™.
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Software program printer drivers may override the printer control codes
embedded in a document. This means the command will not take effect
because of the way the application handled it.
To determine if an application is overriding your commands, print the
document using a generic driver and see if the correct commands are
reflected in the printed copy. If they are, the application printer driver is
overriding the commands.
If you would like to receive a list of the control codes and ESCape
sequences the printer recognizes, you can use Canon’s toll-free fax
retrieval system to request the BJC-70 Printer Command Summary. Call
1-800-526-4345 for details.
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Chapter 5
Using the Color Advisor
The Canon Color Advisor is a tool that is automatically installed with the
BJC-70 printer driver for Windows 3.1. This tool is Canon’s exclusive
software that colors documents automatically even when your software
application does not support color. When your software application does
support color, the Color Advisor expands the range of colors you can use
within the software.
The Color Advisor provides a dialog box you can use to automatically
apply the best choice of colors for criteria that you specify. The Color
Advisor allows you to save time and money by previewing your document
in color before you print.
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Microsoft
Excel 5.0
PowerPoint 4.0
Word 6.0
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Lotus
AmiPro 3.1
Freelance Graphics 2.1
Lotus 1-2-3, version 5.0
❏
WordPerfect
Presentations 2.0
Quattro Pro 5.0
WordPerfect 6.0
Using the Color
Advisor
You can use the Color Advisor with the following software applications:
The Color Advisor may work with other software applications; however,
the applications listed above have been tested and certified.
Accessing the Color Advisor
To enable the Color Advisor, you select a Print Color option of Color
Advisor or Screen-Matched Advisor from within the BJC-70 printer driver
for Windows. Follow these steps:
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1.
Start the application you want to use in the Windows environment.
2.
From within your application, open the document you want to colorize.
3.
Choose Print Setup from the File menu. The Select Printer dialog box
appears.
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4.
For Print Color mode, select Color Advisor or Screen-Matched Advisor.
5.
Select Print from the File menu to display the Print dialog box.
6.
When you select OK, the computer briefly displays the Printing dialog
box and then displays the Color Advisor dialog box. The Color Advisor
dialog box shows your current document in the document viewing area.
The Color Advisor Dialog Box
When you enable the Color Advisor, the Color Advisor dialog box appears
whenever you select OK from within the Print dialog box.
PAINT
BOX
COMMAND
BUTTONS
OBJECTIVE BUTTONS
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DOCUMENT TYPE
MENU BUTTON
COMMAND
BUTTONS
DOCUMENT VIEWING AREA
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The Color Advisor dialog box provides the following controls you can use
to color your document:
Document viewing area
Displays the document to which you want to apply color.
Objective buttons
Allow you to define the attributes associated with your document. These
include Audience, Style, Occasion, and Setting.
Document type menu button
Allows you to specify the type of document you are producing, which
determines how Paint Box colors are automatically applied.
Command buttons
Allow you to control the Color Advisor and print your document; these
buttons include UNDO, REDO, PRINT, CANCEL, TEST, and HELP.
Paint Box
Allows you to select from a set of colors defined by the objectives you
specify. You can also add or change colors in the Paint Box by accessing the
Color Palette pop-up window or the Color Picker dialog box (see page 82
for details).
ACCENT COLOR
BUTTONS
APPLY COLOR
PAINT BOX
COEXISTING
HUE BUTTONS
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DOMINANT
COLOR BUTTON
Coloring a Document
You add color to a document with the colors displayed in the Paint Box in
two ways:
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You can select a document type and specify objectives, which allows
the Color Advisor to automatically color text and objects based on the
document style and objectives.
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You can manually color text and graphics in the document by
highlighting areas and assigning colors.
As you move your mouse over your document, areas of text or objects are
highlighted by a rectangle. A single mouse click colors highlighted text or
graphical objects with the currently selected color in the Paint Box. For
graphical objects, such as a rectangular box, the Color Advisor keeps the
brush pattern used in the original document provided a non-null brush
was used.
If you click on the same highlighted object a second time without moving
the mouse, the Color Advisor colors the object’s outline and removes the
color from the object itself.
When text and objects are stacked on top of each other, the Color Advisor
scrolls through the objects each time you click the mouse. Successive clicks
color and uncolor objects from front to back, or from top to bottom. After
the bottom object is colored, the next click colors the top object and
uncolors the bottom object. For example, consider the following text and
object:
TEXT ON TOP OF A FILLED RECTANGLE
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The first mouse click colors the text.
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The second click colors the filled area of the rectangle.
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The third click colors the outline of the rectangle.
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The fourth click colors the text again.
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Defining Your Document Type
Selecting a document type causes the Color Advisor to apply an automatic
set of colors to your document. The different document types cause
different colors to be assigned. Follow these steps to define your document
type:
1.
Select the Document Type Menu button.
2.
Make your selection to identify the document type. The Color Advisor
applies color changes to the document in the viewing area.
❏
You can select Original to restore your document to the state it was
in when you first opened the Color Advisor.
❏
You can select any of the standard Color Advisor templates: card,
newsletter, report, poster, or presentation. The Color Advisor
applies its automatic algorithm to color your document.
❏
You can select any document types that you have previously
defined (see page 81 for details). The Color Advisor also includes
several document types for common applications, such as
Microsoft Award Wizard.
By defining objectives from the supplied lists, you allow the Color Advisor
to automatically select colors that match these objectives. You can then
assign these colors to parts of your document.
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As you make each selection defining the objectives of your document,
the Color Advisor automatically changes the colors in the Paint Box.
❏
If, after you color your document, you change the objectives, the Color
Advisor automatically changes the colors in your document to match
the new objectives.
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Defining the Objectives of Your Document
Follow these steps to define your document’s objectives:
1.
Select Audience to access its drop-down list box.
❏
Select an audience that best matches the audience of your
document. The following choices are available:
None
Adults
Teens
Boy
2.
Select Style to access its drop-down list box.
❏
Select a style that identifies the tone and image you want your
document to convey. The following choices are available:
None
Conservative
Earthy
Motivational
Fun
3.
Girl
Management
Engineers
Sales
Happy
Somber
Attention-getting
Elegant
Select Occasion to access its drop-down list box.
❏
Select a special occasion related to your document. The following
choices are available:
None
Easter
St. Patrick’s Day
Thanksgiving
Halloween
Christmas
Valentines Day
4th of July
New Years
Party
Select an occasion only if it is appropriate; select None if there is no
occasion.
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An occasion setting may override other settings.
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4.
Select Setting to access its drop-down list box.
❏
Select the setting that best describes the season, location, or time
related to your document. The following choices are available.
None
Spring
Summer
Winter
Autumn
Beach
South Western
Aquatic
Creating a New Document Type
If you want to use your current colors and color assignments for other
documents, you can create a new document type. Follow these steps:
1.
Select the New button to access a dialog box so you can name the
document type.
2.
Enter the name for your new document type and select OK.
If you enter a name that is already in use, you can choose to replace the
existing document type with the new one or cancel the operation. You
cannot use the names associated with the Color Advisor templates.
Selecting and Applying Colors
You use the Paint Box to select a color that you want to assign to an area of
your document. Follow these steps:
1.
With the document you want to color
in the viewing area, move your cursor to
the Paint Box area.
Your cursor changes to the Grab color
cursor, which looks like an eye dropper.
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Once you create a document type, you can select it later when printing
similar documents.
2.
To select the current color, click on the color you want to select. Then
select an area of your document. The Color Advisor assigns the
selected color to the selected area.
You use the following buttons to apply color:
Apply Color to 1 (paintbrush button)—Enters a color mode in
which colors are applied to text and graphics objects as you select
each object.
Apply Color to Similar (spilling can of paint button)—Enters a color
mode in which the selected color is applied to similar text or similar
graphics objects.
You can manually change some of the colors in the Paint Box by accessing
the Color Palette pop-up window or the Color Picker dialog box.
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To access the Color Palette pop-up window, move the cursor over one
of the accent color buttons or over the main color, and press the right
mouse button. Select your replacement color from the Color Palette
pop-up window.
❏
To access the Color Picker dialog box, move the cursor over one of the
accent color buttons or over the main color, and double click the left
mouse button. Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the
red, green, and blue (RGB) values.
You can select the Lock Color check box to make sure the color you define
is not changed in the Paint Box when you change objectives or document
type. Lock Color does not prevent you from changing the color through the
Color Palette pop-up window or the Color Picker dialog box.
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Moving Around the Document
There are several ways you can view different portions of your document:
If your document contains multiple pages, you can use the
turned-down corner control to move from page to page.
Use the Zoom button to change the display from its default
setting to a view that represents the actual size of the text. When
you select the Zoom toggle button, a portion of the page is
shown full size with a representation of the entire page
appearing in a small box at the bottom right of the viewing area.
To display other areas of the page full size, move the cursor to
the small box. When you are in the area being displayed, the
cursor changes to a hand. Now click and hold the left mouse
button and move the hand around the box. When you reach the
area of the document you want to display full size, release the
button.
After you have selected the Zoom toggle button, you can use the
Zoom scroll bar to move various portions of the document into
view. The zoom scroll bar is located in the lower right corner of
the screen. Click on the four arrows to move around the page.
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Cancels each successive action you have taken. Repeatedly
selecting the Undo button cancels each action you have made
during this session. There are some actions the Color Advisor
cannot undo; in these cases, the Undo button is not available.
Restores the action you canceled with the Undo button.
Quits the Color Advisor, prints the document, and returns to the
original application program.
Exits the Color Advisor and returns to the original application
program. You can also press Esc to quit.
Prints the page displayed in the document viewing area and
returns to the Color Advisor.
Displays on-line help for the Color Advisor.
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The Color Advisor provides several command buttons:
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Chapter 6
Using the Operator Panel
This chapter provides information on using the operator panel located on
the top of your printer. You can control basic printer operations and
mechanics through the operator panel. The display reflects the current
status and modes of the printer.
If, for some reason, your application program does not perform these basic
functions, you can control them using the printer’s operator panel. Also, if
you print from MS-DOS software applications, you can select all printer
settings from the operator panel. However, any settings you make with
your software application override settings made with the operator panel.
In addition to the operations described in this chapter, you use the
operator panel to turn the printer on and off and to print the self tests (as
described in Chapter 3, Using the Printer).
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Most software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and
database programs, automatically handle the printer control operations. For
example, your word processing program tells the printer what typeface to
use, when to load a sheet of paper, or when to perform a line feed.
Operator Panel Display
The operator panel provides you information about the printer.
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Ready to print—When you turn on the printer and it is ready to start
printing, the LCD display shows you the current modes:
❏
Receiving data from the computer—When the printer receives
data from the computer, the Data indicator
starts blinking and the
printer starts printing. The display looks similar to this:
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Ready to change settings—Pressing the MENU button puts the operator
panel into Menu mode. This mode allows you to change the printer’s
various modes. The display panel looks similar to this:
You can select Menu mode only when the printer is not receiving data
and the Data indicator symbol is off.
❏
Printing is disabled—If a printing problem occurs, such as a paper jam,
and printing is disabled, the operator panel shows the cause of the
problem. The letter E, C, or F, and a number are displayed alternately
in the lower right corner of the display.
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Operator Panel
See Chapter 8, Troubleshooting, for details.
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Feeding Paper
You can use the FF (Form Feed) button to load a new sheet of paper or eject
a sheet of paper in the printer.
Form Feeding
If you are loading the first sheet of paper to its top of form, follow these
steps:
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1.
Stack the paper properly in the sheet feeder.
2.
Press the FF button to load the first sheet of paper to its top of form.
❏
If you are running an application program, you do not need to perform
this step. The application will tell you when to load paper into the
printer.
❏
If you are printing in One-half Reduction mode and the paper is
positioned in the top half of the page, pressing FF advances the paper
to the center of the page.
Ejecting Paper
When you want to eject a sheet of paper, press and hold the FF button for
one second.
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The printer will eject the current sheet of paper.
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Selecting a Print Mode
Your printer incorporates several print modes that allow you to select print
quality, density of ink, and paper type. The control panel enables you to
select three of these print modes: HQ, Economy, and Fine.
If you are using Windows, the BJC-70 printer driver automatically adjusts
the print mode. If you are not using Windows, you may need to set the
print mode for your MS-DOS applications.
The print modes are:
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HQ mode—Set the printer for High Quality mode when you want to
produce the best possible printed output. This mode is the default.
❏
Eco mode—Economy mode uses the smallest amount of ink possible
while printing. This mode uses half the amount of ink used in HQ
mode. Economy mode is useful for draft printing.
❏
Fine mode—Set the printer for Fine mode when printing on
transparency film, when printing grayscale images, or for printing clear
and distinct color images. This mode is also useful for printing clear
graphics that include high density areas, such as solid bars in bar
graphs.
To set the print mode, follow these steps:
2.
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Press the MENU button once.
❏
The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
❏
The display shows all three print modes with HQ blinking:
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1.
Press the
button to select a print mode. The HQ, Eco, or Fine
indicator starts to blink.
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3.
When the desired print mode is blinking, press the ON LINE button.
❏
The ON LINE light turns on, and the printer is ready to print in the
newly selected print mode.
Using the Reduction Modes
The printer supports two Reduction modes for printing spreadsheets and
other wide documents on regular paper. You can reduce the printer’s
output to two-thirds or one-half of its full size.
Two-thirds Reduction Mode
In Two-thirds Reduction mode, the printer automatically sets the print
dimensions as follows:
Top margin:
Left margin:
Print width (max.):
0.32-inch
0.35-inch
7.8 inches
When using Reduction mode, you must select the correct paper size within
your application. In the example above, you would specify a paper size of
11.75 x 16.5 inches in your application. Be sure to account for your margins.
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One-half Reduction Mode
In One-half Reduction mode, the printer automatically sets the print
dimensions as follows:
Top margin:
Left margin:
Print width (max.):
0.12 inch
0.85 inch
6.8 inches
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When using Reduction mode, you must select the correct paper size within
your application. In the example above, you would specify a paper size of
15 x 11 inches in your application. Be sure to account for your margins.
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Selecting the Reduction Mode
We recommend that you use Reduction mode with MS-DOS applications
only (not Windows applications). Windows applications have a fit-to-page
feature that is not compatible with Reduction mode.
To select the reduction mode, follow these steps:
1.
Press the MENU button once.
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Press the MENU button again.
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The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
The display shows the possible Reduction modes:
3.
Press the
button to select the desired Reduction mode.
4.
When the desired Reduction mode is blinking, press the ON LINE
button.
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The ON LINE light comes on.
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Printing in the selected Reduction mode is enabled.
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Selecting a Control Mode
The printer’s Control mode determines whether the BJC-70 printer
functions in Canon BJ mode or Epson LQ mode. In Canon BJ mode, the
printer emulates any Canon Color Bubble Jet printer or the IBM Proprinter
X24E. In Epson LQ mode, the printer emulates the Epson LQ printers.
To set the printer’s Control mode, follow these steps:
Press the MENU button once.
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2.
Press the MENU button two more times.
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The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
The display shows the two control modes.
3.
Press the
button to select the desired control mode.
4.
When the desired Control mode is blinking, press the ON LINE
button.
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The ON LINE light comes on.
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Printing in the selected control mode is enabled.
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Selecting a Font
You can select one of the six fonts listed below. The factory default is
Courier.
Courier
Prestige
Gothic
Script
Roman
Draft
To select a font, follow these steps:
1.
Press the MENU button once.
❏
2.
Press the MENU button three more times.
❏
3.
4.
The number 1 blinks in the lower right corner of the display.
Press the
button to select the number that corresponds to the font
you wish to use.
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If you hold the button down, the numbers are automatically
displayed in sequence.
❏
The font names and corresponding numbers appear below the
display. For example, to use the Script font, select number 4.
When the desired font is blinking, press the ON LINE button.
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The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
The ON LINE light comes on and the printer is now ready to print
using the selected font.
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When printing from an MS-DOS software application, the font selected
from the software application normally overrides the font selected using
the operator panel. You can ensure that the font selected from the operator
panel overrides the MS-DOS application by enabling the Font typeface lock
feature through the FUNCTION settings. See Chapter 9, Customizing the
Printer, for more details.
Using the Low Ink Warning Function
Your printer includes a Low ink warning function that you can enable
using the FUNCTION settings described in Chapter 9, Customizing the
Printer. When you enable the Low ink warning function, which is
FUNCTION 1A, you must set the printer’s ink gauge.
You set the printer’s ink gauge whenever you install a new BJ cartridge or a
new ink tank. You do not reset the ink gauge when you switch between the
BC-10 and BC-11 BJ cartridges.
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The Low ink warning function does not work with the cartridge you
installed when you first set up the printer. You can start this function only
after installing your first new ink tank.
1.
Make sure the cartridge holder is still in the center position.
2.
Press the MENU button.
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When you install a new BC-10 Black BJ cartridge, a new BCI-10 Black ink
tank, or a new BCI-11 Black ink tank, follow these steps:
This tells the printer that a new black ink tank is installed and
resets the black ink gauge.
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When you install a new BC-11 Color BJ cartridge, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the cartridge holder is still in the center position.
2.
Press the MENU button and then press the CLEANING button.
❏
This tells the printer that a new black ink tank and a new color ink
tank are installed and resets both the black and color ink gauges.
When you install a new BCI-11 Color ink tank, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the cartridge holder is still in the center position.
2.
Press the CLEANING button.
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This tells the printer that a new color ink tank is installed and
resets the color ink gauge.
Always reset the ink gauge after installing a new BJ cartridge or a new ink
tank. If you do not perform this operation, the Low ink warning will not
operate properly.
The printer automatically estimates the amount of remaining ink by
counting the number of ink ejections. When the printer runs low on black
or color ink, the Bk or Color indicator starts to blink, indicating that your
printer will run out of ink shortly. Make sure you have a new ink tank
available.
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If you replace a BJ cartridge or an ink tank with a used one, the printer will
be incapable of estimating the amount of remaining ink. Be sure to replace
the BJ cartridge or an ink tank only with a new one.
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Chapter 7
Maintaining the Printer
This chapter covers the care and maintenance required for your Canon
BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer. It includes printer guidelines, cleaning the
printer, cleaning the print head unit, BJ cartridge guidelines, replacing a BJ
cartridge, replacing an ink tank, and storing the printer.
Printer Guidelines
Follow these guidelines to obtain optimum performance from your BJC-70
Color Bubble Jet Printer and to avoid damage to your printer and harm to
you or others:
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Set the printer on a stable surface. Do not use an angled printer stand.
❏
Do not attempt to pick up the printer by the paper support.
❏
Keep the front cover closed when printing.
❏
Do not set anything on top of the printer.
❏
Make sure the power is off any time you connect or disconnect the AC
adapter or interface cable.
❏
Do not move the mechanism that holds the BJ cartridge. Attempting to
move the cartridge holder may damage delicate mechanical parts.
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Do not touch the print head nozzles on the print head unit. Ink may
leak out and cause stains. Also, you may permanently damage your
print head unit, which would require you to purchase a replacement.
❏
Canon makes numerous BJ cartridges and ink tanks; the BC-10 and
BC-11 are designed specifically for the BJC-70. Therefore, use only the
BC-10 and BC-11 cartridges with this printer. Use only the BCI-10 ink
tank with the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge, and use only the BCI-11 ink
tanks with the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge.
❏
Never touch the print head on the BJ cartridge or attempt to clean it
with a cloth.
❏
For best printing quality, use a bond paper with a cotton fiber content
(for example, 25% cotton bond paper).
❏
Use only the AC adapter that comes with the printer.
❏
Always turn off the printer before unplugging the AC adapter—this
allows the print head to return to the home position and prevents it
from drying out.
❏
Keep the inside of the printer clean and dust free; use canned air
to clean the inside of the printer.
❏
Perform the print head cleaning procedure if your output is not crisp
and clear.
❏
Keep the BJ cartridges and ink tanks out of the reach of children. (The
ink is nontoxic.)
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Cleaning the Printer
Your printer requires little routine maintenance. Perform the following
maintenance, as necessary, to keep your printer in good operating
condition.
Be very careful when cleaning the printer. Follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the BJ cartridge is in the home position (all the way to the
right).
2.
Turn off the printer and unplug the AC adapter.
3.
Open the front cover.
4.
Clean inside the printer.
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with water to remove any ink
mist or paper debris.
❏
Do not use any oil or cleanser inside the printer.
❏
Do not use paper products (such as paper towels or tissues) to
clean the inside of the printer. They may leave paper particles
inside the printer.
❏
Carefully clean the inside of the front cover where ink mist may
gather.
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5.
Clean the platen area.
❏
Use a soft cloth.
❏
Feed a blank sheet of paper through the printer.
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Clean the exterior of the printer.
❏
Use a soft cloth moistened with water.
❏
Clean any smudges or dust.
❏
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.
❏
Do not submerge the printer in water.
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Cleaning the Print Head
The print head contains nozzles through which ink is propelled onto the
paper. The print head nozzles must be free from paper particles and dust in
order to maintain a high level of print quality.
The printer has an automatic cleaning function that clears away paper
particles and dust. The printer initiates this automatic cleaning function
when you turn it on after it has been turned off for a certain period of time.
You need to activate the print head cleaning procedure whenever your
print quality is poor. There are two types of print head cleaning:
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Quick cleaning to improve print quality. This cleaning takes about
30 seconds.
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Extensive cleaning for severe print quality problems. This procedure
takes about one minute and uses more ink than quick cleaning.
Therefore, use this procedure only when the quick cleaning procedure
does not improve your print quality.
Starting Print Head Cleaning
To start print head cleaning, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the printer is turned on and on-line.
2.
To start the quick cleaning procedure:
❏
To start the extensive cleaning procedure:
❏
Press and hold the CLEANING button for about six seconds. The
printer beeps followed by a second beep several seconds later.
While the print head is being cleaned, the ON LINE light will blink.
After cleaning, you can print the nozzle check pattern to check the print
head nozzles. See Printing the Test Patterns on page 46 for details.
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3.
Press and hold the CLEANING button for approximately one
second, until the printer beeps.
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Clean the print head only when you encounter a print quality problem.
Unnecessary and repetitious print head cleaning wastes ink.
❏
Do not clean the print head during printing. Attempting to do so
causes the printer to eject the current page and data that has not
printed will be lost.
BJ Cartridge Guidelines
You can use either the BC-10 or BC-11 BJ cartridge with the printer. The
BC-10 Black BJ cartridge contains black ink only; the BC-11 Color BJ
cartridge contains both color (cyan, magenta, yellow) and black ink. Use
the BJ-10 Black BJ cartridge when you will be printing with black ink only.
The actual amount of ink that you use will vary depending on the print
density of a page. If the majority of your output is graphics, you may need
to change ink tanks more often than when you are printing text only.
You may need to replace the BJ cartridge or an ink tank when any of the
following conditions exist:
❏
Your printed output is not crisp and clear, and there are gaps in the
characters (missing dots) even after you have cleaned the print head
once or twice (using the quick cleaning procedure).
❏
You have been using the BJ cartridge or ink tank for over six months.
If you are using the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge and one or more colors are not
printing, an ink tank is probably out of ink. See the instructions starting on
page 113 for replacing an ink tank.
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Canon makes numerous ink cartridges; the BC-10 Black and BC-11 Color BJ
cartridges are designed specifically for the BJC-70 printer and are the only
ones you should use. The BCI-10 Black ink tank is designed specifically for
the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge and the BCI-11 Black and BCI-11 Color ink
tanks are designed specifically for the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge; these are
the only ink tanks you should use in these cartridges.
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BJ Cartridge and Ink Tank Maintenance
The most important thing you can do to extend the life of your BJC-70 and
to ensure optimum print quality is take care of the BJ cartridges.
To ensure excellent print quality, follow these guidelines for maintaining
the BJ cartridges:
If you are using both the BC-10 and BC-11 BJ cartridges, make sure you
store the cartridge not being used in the BJ cartridge container.
❏
Store BJ cartridges and ink tanks at room temperature and protect them
from direct sunlight.
❏
Keep BJ cartridges and ink tanks in their sealed containers until you are
ready to use them.
❏
Install the BJ cartridge in the printer or store in the BJ cartridge
container immediately after opening the sealed container.
❏
Keep the BJ cartridge in its home position (right side of the printer)
when you are not using the printer. Leaving it out of its home position
will cause the print head to dry out.
❏
Perform the print head cleaning when your print quality is not
satisfactory. (See page 101 for instructions.)
❏
Replace a BJ cartridge when the print quality does not improve after
one or two extensive print head cleanings.
❏
Replace an ink tank when the print quality does not improve after one
or two quick print head cleanings.
❏
Do not remove the ink tanks from the BJ cartridges unnecessarily. This
may cause the ink to clog.
❏
Make sure both ink tanks are installed in the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge.
Attempting to use the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge with one ink 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 ink tanks out of the reach of children.
❏
Do not touch the print head area on the BJ cartridge. Ink may leak out
and cause stains.
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Hold the BJ cartridge on the sides only. Do not touch the silver plate or
circuit area on the side of the BJ cartridge. The metal area may become hot
during printing.
HOLD HERE
DO NOT TOUCH
HOLD HERE
To avoid spilling ink, follow these precautions:
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Do not unpack a BJ cartridge or an ink tank until you are ready to
install it.
❏
Do not remove a BJ cartridge or an ink tank unless you need to
replace it.
❏
Do not vigorously shake a BJ cartridge or an ink tank while handling it.
❏
Do not attempt to disassemble or refill an ink tank.
❏
Do not stick anything into the opening on an ink tank.
If spilled, the ink is very difficult to clean. Therefore, always follow these
precautions and carefully handle the ink cartridges.
The ink inside the cartridges appears much darker than the color that
prints on a sheet of paper.
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Ink Tank Capacity
The BC-10 Black BJ cartridge contains the BCI-10 Black ink tank. The ink
tank can print about 170 pages at 5% coverage.
The BC-11 Color BJ cartridge contains the following two ink tanks: BCI-11
Color ink tank and BCI-11 Black ink tank.
❏
The BCI-11 Color ink tank can print about 40 pages when printing
graphics at 7.5% coverage for each color.
❏
The BCI-11 Black ink tank can print about 30 pages at 7.5% coverage
and about 45 pages at 5% coverage.
The actual amount of ink that is used will vary depending on the print
density of a page. If you often print heavy ink density graphics, you will
need to change cartridges more frequently.
Ink tanks continually run out of ink
If your ink tanks seem to run out of ink before you think they should, make
sure you are following these guidelines:
Make sure you turn off the printer only when the cartridge holder is in
the home position. When in the home position, the BJ cartridge is
capped; this protects the print head nozzles and ink tanks from damage
or drying out.
❏
Only transport the printer when the BJ cartridge is in the home
position.
❏
Never unplug the printer or turn off a power strip to which the printer
is attached when the printer’s power is turned on.
❏
Try not to clean the print head unit unnecessarily. The print head
cleaning procedure consumes a small amount of ink.
❏
Don’t print documents with solid background colors. This consumes an
excessive amount of ink. See the Visual Guide for other helpful hints.
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Using Ink
The print head is the device that projects the ink onto the paper. During a
print operation, the printer heats the ink to boiling point in the nozzle to
form a bubble. The bubble expands until there is no room left in the nozzle
for the ink. The printer then ejects the ink onto the paper through the
nozzles on the print head.
Ink formulation is the most critical component of a Bubble Jet printer. The
ink you use must meet these guidelines:
❏
It must be able to be heated and cooled over 6,000 times per second
without clogging.
❏
It must dry very quickly without bleeding into other colors.
❏
It must work with different media and software, while providing
correct color matching with the printer driver.
❏
It must be environmentally friendly.
Canon has more engineers dedicated to providing the best results for
output on Bubble Jet printers than any other organization. Canon does not
dissuade you from using ink made by third-party suppliers. However, we
specifically design and warranty our products for our inks only.
Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance of your printer when
you are using inks from other suppliers. In addition, if a problem emerges
as a result of using ink from a supplier other than Canon, your warranty
will be invalid.
For optimum printing results, use only Canon BC-10 Black and BC-11
Color BJ cartridges.
When replacing ink tanks, use only the BCI-10 Black ink tank in the BC-10
Black BJ cartridge, and use only the Canon BCI-11 Black and BCI-11 Color
ink tanks in the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge.
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Replacing the BJ Cartridge
The following procedure describes how to replace either the BC-10 Black BJ
cartridge or the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge. Follow the instructions in this
section to replace an old BJ cartridge or to change cartridges when you
want to switch from high-speed black printing to color printing (or vice
versa).
You only need to replace a BJ cartridge if for some reason the print head
becomes damaged (see Appendix A, Specifications, for cartridge life
expectancy). If an ink tank is out of ink, see the next section for instructions
on how to replace it.
To replace a BJ cartridge, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure paper support is open and the power is on.
2.
Press and hold the CARTRIDGE button until the ON LINE light starts
blinking.
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Open the front cover.
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The cartridge holder moves to the center.
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4.
Press the green tab on the front left edge of the cartridge holder.
❏
This releases the BJ cartridge.
GREEN TAB
5.
Lift the cartridge out of the printer.
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The Color and/or Bk indicators disappear from the display.
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6.
7.
Dispose of or store the BJ cartridge.
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If you are replacing an old BJ cartridge, dispose of the old cartridge
properly.
❏
If you are switching cartridges, you must store the cartridge you
are removing in the BJ cartridge container.
If installing a new BJ cartridge, take it out of its protective packaging.
❏
Remove the protective material from the BJ cartridge.
❏
Lift off the orange cap from the print head.
❏
Then remove the orange tape.
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Peel off the protective foil.
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9.
Insert the BJ cartridge.
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Gently place the BJ cartridge into the cartridge holder.
❏
Insert the print head unit into the cartridge holder first.
❏
Press down on the left side of the BJ cartridge unit.
10. Close the front cover.
❏
Lift up and gently press the cover into place.
11. If you have enabled the Low ink warning function (FUNCTION 1A),
you must reset the ink gauge. See page 95 for details.
12. Press the CARTRIDGE button.
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The cartridge holder moves to the home position on the right side.
❏
If you installed the BC-10 cartridge, make sure that Bk indicator
appears on the display.
❏
If you installed the BC-11 cartridge, make sure that both Bk and
Color indicators appear on the display.
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Replacing an Ink Tank
If you perform a print operation correctly but the output is missing one or
more colors, an ink tank may be out of ink. Perform the print head cleaning
two or three times. If the output is still blank, replace the empty ink tank in
the BJ cartridge.
Leave the BJ cartridge in the printer when replacing an ink tank.
1.
Make sure the paper support is open and the power is on.
2.
Press and hold the CARTRIDGE button until the ON LINE light starts to
blink.
❏
The cartridge holder moves to the center of the printer.
3.
Open the front cover.
4.
Remove the empty ink tank.
Press in on the tab on the ink tank to release it.
❏
Then lift the ink tank up and out of the BJ cartridge.
❏
Dispose of the ink tank properly. You may want to place it in a
plastic bag to keep from spilling any residual ink.
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5.
Take the new ink tank out of its bag.
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6.
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Then remove the orange protection cap.
Carefully slide the new ink tank into the empty slot on the
BJ cartridge.
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7.
Press down on the left side of the ink tank until it snaps into place.
8.
Make sure the ink tank is correctly seated in its respective slot.
❏
9.
If you are replacing both ink tanks on the BC-11 Color BJ cartridge,
repeat steps 4 through 7 for the other ink tank.
Close the front cover.
10. If you have enabled the Low ink warning function (FUNCTION 1A),
you must reset the ink gauge. See page 95 for details.
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The cartridge holder moves to the home position on the right.
❏
The ON LINE light stops blinking and turns off.
❏
Make sure the Color and/or Bk indicator turns on.
❏
If you are not satisfied with the print quality after replacing an ink
tank, clean the print head. See Cleaning the Print Head on page 101.
❏
If, after installing a new ink tank, the printer seems to be printing but
ink does not appear, stop the print operation. Make sure the ink tank is
seated properly. If necessary, clean the print head as described earlier
in this chapter.
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11. Press the CARTRIDGE button.
Storing the Printer
When storing the printer, observe the following precautions to protect the
print mechanism:
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1.
Turn off the power. This secures the print head in the home position.
2.
Remove any paper from the sheet feeder.
3.
Disconnect the interface cable and the AC adapter from the printer.
4.
If you are using the optional battery pack, remove the pack along
with the attachment case.
5.
Make sure that the front cover and paper support are closed.
6.
Place the printer and any accessories in their original packing
materials.
Do not remove the BJ cartridge or an ink tank while transporting or storing
the printer. Otherwise, the print head on the BJ cartridge may dry out.
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This chapter contains information to help you solve printer problems. A
problem may have one or a combination of causes, including a malfunction
in your computer, software, the printer cable, or the printer. Many printing
problems are related to how your software interacts with the printer.
If you can print a self test but the printer does not print or your printed
output is not what you expect, the problem is with your computer,
software, or cables. Check these items for a problem.
If your printer is not operating properly, try the suggestions in this chapter.
Try the solutions in the order listed. The following list shows the problems
covered here.
Check List
Problem
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Errors Indicated on the Display ...........................................................
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Warnings .............................................................................................
119
Recoverable Errors ............................................................................
120
Service Call Errors ............................................................................
120
Operational Problems ............................................................................
121
No power reaching printer...............................................................
121
Data from computer is not printed .................................................
122
BJ cartridge moves, ink does not appear........................................
122
Printer suspends print after every line is printed ........................
122
Overall printing is slow from MS-DOS .........................................
123
Overall printing is slow from Windows ........................................
123
Printing Problems ...................................................................................
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Data from computer printed, but is not what you expected .......
124
Printed characters do not match characters on the screen...........
124
Printing beyond edge of page ..........................................................
125
Printout does not match paper size.................................................
125
Printing incorrect number of lines on page ...................................
126
Printer is not using font you selected from
the operator panel..............................................................................
127
Printout curls ......................................................................................
127
Computer indicates device time-out...............................................
127
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Paper Loading Problems ......................................................................
128
Paper does not load into printer ....................................................
128
Paper is loaded skewed (printing is skewed) ................................
128
Multiple sheets load into printer ....................................................
129
Envelopes do not load ......................................................................
129
Transparency film or back print film does not feed correctly ....
130
Paper does not eject after printing .................................................
130
Repeated paper jams occur ..............................................................
130
Print Quality Problems .........................................................................
131
Print is not clear ................................................................................
131
Splashed dots .....................................................................................
131
Output appears jagged......................................................................
131
White streaks or missing dots ..........................................................
132
Blurred or smudged ink....................................................................
133
Paper edge is soiled with ink ...........................................................
133
Color Printing Problems ........................................................................
134
Printer prints only in black...............................................................
134
Colors are broken or uneven............................................................
134
Colors print incorrectly.....................................................................
135
Colors are missing .............................................................................
135
Printing is slow in color mode .........................................................
135
Colors in a line are uneven, or different from previous lines .....
135
Hue changes .......................................................................................
136
Blue looks like purple........................................................................
136
Color images are missing some detail ............................................
136
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Windows Problems ................................................................................
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Printer does not print or prints garbage.........................................
137
Cannot print from file menu ............................................................
137
Printer does not print from Windows (but does print
from MS-DOS)....................................................................................
138
Output is not as expected .................................................................
138
Fonts do not print as smoothly rounded characters.....................
138
Extra characters appear on the page ...............................................
139
Cannot print file sent from remote computer................................
140
Color matching feature does not work...........................................
140
Colors do not print in WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows ..................
140
Multiple copies do not print ............................................................
140
Large gaps appear between text or graphics .................................
141
Error occurs during Visual Guide installation ..............................
141
Control array error occurs when installing the Visual Guide.....
142
In WordPerfect, the BOX prints but the text does not..................
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If you have a problem with your printer and you cannot resolve it by
referring to the information in this chapter, contact the Canon help desk at
1-800-423-2366 (U.S.A.) or 1-800-263-1121 (Canada). The staff at the help
desk is trained in the technical support of Canon’s products and should be
able to help you with your problem. If your printer requires service, the
staff at the help desk can provide you with the telephone number of your
local Canon Authorized Service Facility (ASF).
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Attempting to repair the printer yourself may void the warranty.
Before contacting Canon, make sure you have the following information:
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❏
Product name
❏
Serial number
❏
Place of purchase
❏
Nature of problem
❏
Steps you have taken to solve the problem and the results
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Problem
The serial number is located on the label on the bottom of the printer:
Errors Indicated on the Display
Errors indicated on the display are divided into the three categories and
assigned error codes.
Warnings
The printer is alerting you to a particular state; printing is temporarily
disabled.
❏
A short buzzer sounds twice.
❏
C and a number are displayed alternately.
❏
If the Bk or Color indicator starts to blink, the printer is running low on
ink.
Recoverable errors
The printer is unable to continue printing without you making an
adjustment.
❏
A short buzzer sounds twice.
❏
E and a number are displayed alternately.
Service call errors
The printer may have an unrecoverable error that needs servicing.
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❏
A buzzer sounds for about five seconds.
❏
F and one or two numbers or letters (other than C) are displayed
alternately.
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Cause
Solution
Warnings
Blinking C and 5
Low battery notice
Press the ON LINE button to set the
printer back on-line. You can print
again.
Be sure to plug your AC adapter
into the printer as soon as printing
is complete. Otherwise, the printer
detects a low battery notice
condition again and eventually the
printer may stop operating.
If you leave the printer in low
battery notice condition for more
than five minutes, the printer
turns off automatically.
Blinking C and 6
Automatic cartridge
change completion
Press the ON LINE button
to set your printer back on-line.
If you neglect to press the
CARTRIDGE button when you
change a BJ cartridge or an ink
tank, the printer returns the
cartridge holder to its home
position automatically in order to
prevent the print head from
drying out. The printer notifies
you that this has occurred by
alternately flashing C and 6 in the
display.
Blinking Bk or Color
indicator
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Ink low notice
If the Bk indicator blinks, the
printer is running low on black
ink; if the Color indicator blinks,
the printer is running low on color
ink. Make sure a new ink tank is
available. If you continue printing,
the printer will run out of ink and
you will have printing problems,
such as white streaks. Cleaning the
print head will not help. Replace
the ink tank with a new one.
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Problem
Problem
Cause
Solution
Recoverable Errors
Blinking E and 1
No paper error
After adding paper to the sheet
feeder, please press the FF button
to feed paper, or press the ON LINE
button to set the printer on-line.
Blinking E and 2
Paper jam error
After removing the jammed paper
from the printer, press the
ON LINE button. See Clearing Paper
Jams on page 144 for detailed
instructions on removing jammed
paper.
Blinking E and 6
BJ cartridge not
properly installed
error
The BJ cartridge may not be
installed or may be installed
incorrectly. Press the CARTRIDGE
button to move the cartridge
holder to the center and check that
the BJ cartridge is installed. If the
cartridge is not installed, install
one. If installed, remove it and try
installing it again. See Installing a
BJ Cartridge on page 16 or
Replacing the BJ Cartridge on page
107 for instructions on installing
cartridges.
Blinking F and C
Low battery error
The printer can no longer operate
on battery power. Turn off the
printer, and plug the AC adapter
or the universal adapter into the
printer, or replace the battery pack
with a charged one. Then turn the
printer on again. You can start the
print operation again. However,
any data sent from your software
application to the printer will be
lost.
Service Call Errors
Blinking C and 1
Service error
Press the ON LINE button. The
printer resumes operation. Contact
your Canon authorized dealer as
soon as possible.
Blinking F and 14
Service error
Contact your Canon authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
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Cause
Solution
Blinking F and other
number
Other service call
errors
If you see a message
consisting of the letter F in
combination with a number
(such as F1 or F2) and the
printer beeps for about five
seconds, turn the printer off
and reconnect your AC
adapter. If this does not
cause the printer to stop
beeping, make a note of the
message number and call
your local Canon authorized
dealer.
Operational Problems
If you are having problems with the printer, check the problems and
solutions listed in the following table.
Problem
Cause
Solution
No power reaching
printer
The printer may not be
turned on.
Hold down the POWER
printer button until the
printer beeps.
The printer may not be
securely plugged into the
AC adapter.
Make sure the AC adapter
is plugged securely into the
printer and into a wall outlet.
If the AC adapter is
connected to a power strip,
make sure the power strip is
connected to an outlet and
turned on.
The AC outlet may not be
supplying power.
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Check the AC outlet.
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Problem
Problem
Cause
Solution
Data from computer is
not printed
The printer may be off-line
(ON LINE light off).
Press the ON LINE button to
turn the printer on-line
(ON LINE light is on).
The interface cable may not
be securely connected to the
printer and the computer.
Check the interface cable
connection.
The interface cable may not
be the correct type.
Make sure the interface cable
is a parallel interface cable.
The printer or computer
may have been turned on
when you connected the
interface cable.
Turn off the printer and the
computer, then turn them
back on again.
The application may not be
set up properly.
Check the computer or the
application to see if the host
is configured correctly:
printer port, printer driver,
print manager.
The parallel port may be
disabled in your computer’s
CMOS memory.
Check your computer’s
CMOS to see if the primary
parallel port is set to LPT1.
(Your computer should have
a setup program that allows
you to check the CMOS
settings.)
The BJ cartridge or an ink
tank may not be installed
properly.
Make sure the BJ cartridge
and its ink tank(s) are
properly installed.
The nozzle on the BJ
cartridge may be clogged.
Perform the extensive print
head cleaning procedure
described on page 101.
An ink tank may be empty.
Remove the ink tank(s)
and check that they have ink.
Replace the ink tank.
If the Data indicator
blinks while the printer is
suspended, then the printer
is slowing its print speed
at the end of each line to
protect the print head. The
print head may have become
too hot.
If you have been printing
for awhile, the print head
may have become too hot.
In this case, the printer
automatically goes into
protection mode and slows
down in order to cool the
print head. You can stop
your print operation and
wait several minutes to allow
the printer to cool. Then start
your printer operation again.
BJ cartridge moves,
ink does not appear
Printer suspends print
after every line is printed
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Cause
Solution
Overall printing is slow
from MS-DOS
Smoothing mode may be
enabled.
Disable the smoothing mode.
High quality mode may
be enabled.
Try turning off HQ mode via
the operator panel.
The print head may have
become too hot.
If you have been printing
for awhile, the print head
may have become too hot.
In this case, the printer
automatically goes into
protection mode and slows
down in order to cool the
print head. You can stop
your print operation and
wait several minutes to allow
the printer to cool. Then start
your print operation again.
The Print Manager may
be turned on.
Make sure the Print Manager
is turned off.
Print options may be too
complex.
In the Windows driver or
your software application,
set all print options to their
defaults, such as: Plain
Paper, Color mode or Black
and White mode, High
Quality, Pattern Halftone.
Overall printing is slow
from Windows
See Printing Speed Versus
Color on page 66 for complete
details.
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Problem
Printing Problems
If you are having printing problems, check the problems and solutions in
the following table.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Data from computer is
printed, but is not what
you expected
There may be a communication problem between the
printer and your computer.
Check the computer or the
application to see if the host
is configured correctly:
printer port, printer driver,
print manager.
Cable connections may
not be secure.
Check that your cable
connections are secure.
Interface cable may be
too long.
Make sure your parallel
cable is less than 6.6 feet
(2 m).
Emulation switching may
not be functioning properly.
Turn off Automatic
emulation switching mode;
see Chapter 9, Customizing
the Printer, for details.
The printer driver may not
be correct.
Make sure you selected the
correct printer driver in your
software.
Printer control mode may
not match the printer device.
Check that the printer
control mode (BJ or Epson
LQ) matches the printer
driver you selected.
Previous software settings
may not be cleared.
Check that the printer was
cleared of the previous
software settings before the
print job started.
Many graphics characters
and special symbols are
produced by different ASCII
codes according to the type
of printer and computer
being used.
Set the correct Control mode
using the operator panel.
Printed characters do not
match characters on the
screen
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Set the correct character
table using the printer’s
FUNCTION settings. For
details on character tables
and character sets, contact
the Canon fax retrieval
system and request the
BJC-70 Printer Command
Summary.
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Cause
Solution
Printing beyond edge of
page
Paper may not be aligned
correctly in sheet feeder.
Make sure the paper is
aligned correctly in the sheet
feeder.
Software settings may be
incorrect.
Check the software setting
for the right margin.
FUNCTION 1 may be set
incorrectly.
Check the setting of
FUNCTION 1. This setting
controls the horizontal print
position:
❏ For letter-size paper, set
it to OFF.
❏ For envelopes, set it to
OFF.
❏ For A4-size paper, set it
to ON.
Printout does not match
paper size
Paper size selected in
driver may be incorrect.
Make sure the paper size you
select within your printer
driver matches the
orientation in which you
load the paper in the printer.
Paper width selected in
driver may be incorrect.
Make sure the width of the
paper on which you are
printing matches the width
defined by your software so
the paper is always between
the print head unit and the
platen.
NOTE: If the print head unit
does print on the platen,
wipe it clean with a dry
cloth.
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Problem
Problem
Cause
Printing incorrect number FUNCTION 3 may be set
of lines on page
incorrectly.
Solution
Check the setting of
FUNCTION 3. This setting
determines the page length:
❏ For letter-size paper, set
it to OFF.
❏ For envelopes, set it to
OFF.
❏ For A4-size paper, set it
to ON.
Margin settings may be
incorrect.
Check the top and bottom
margin settings within your
software application.
Check the top margin setting
determined by FUNCTIONs
4 and 5. If the printer is
printing too few lines, make
the top margin more narrow.
If the printer is printing too
many lines, make the top
margin wider.
Paper may not be loaded
properly.
Make sure your paper is
loaded correctly.
NOTE: If your application
requires 66 lines per page,
try setting FUNCTION 2 to
ON. This enables text scale
mode. See Chapter 9,
Customizing the Printer, for
details on the FUNCTION
settings.
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Cause
Solution
Printer is not using font
you selected from the
operator panel
Your software may be
overriding the settings.
Change the initialization or
setup string that your
software sends. You may
need to do this using a menu
or screen provided by your
application software. See
your application user’s
manual for information
about how your software
works with your printer.
To enable the font typeface
lock function, set
FUNCTION 8 to ON. When
on, the printer will always
print with the font you select
from the operator panel.
Printout curls
Your page may include a
dense amount of ink.
Remove the printout
immediately and let it dry,
then roll it in the direction
opposite to the curl.
Computer indicates
device time-out
A device time-out occurs
when your computer sends
data to the printer but the
printer does not respond.
The printer may be off,
off-line, or not connected to
the computer.
Make sure the printer is
turned on and on-line.
Check that the printer’s
interface cable is securely
attached to both the printer
and the computer.
Make sure paper is properly
loaded in the sheet feeder.
Try the print operation
again.
If you want your computer
to continuously retry
sending data to the printer’s
parallel port, add the
following statement to your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
MODE LPT1,,P
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Problem
Paper Loading Problems
If you are having paper loading problems, check the problems and
solutions in the following table. After solving a paper loading problem,
remove the paper and load it correctly. Then press the ON LINE button to
set the printer on-line again.
Any of the following paper loading problems may cause the paper to jam
in the printer. See page 144 for complete instructions on how to clear a
paper jam.
Problem
Cause
Paper does not load into
printer
The sheet feeder may contain Make sure the sheet feeder
too many sheets.
does not contain too much
paper.
Paper is loaded skewed
(printing is skewed)
Solution
Paper may not be inserted
correctly.
Make sure paper is
inserted all the way into
the sheet feeder.
Single sheets may not be
feeding correctly.
When manually loading
paper, be sure to insert a
single sheet of paper all the
way into the sheet feeder. If
the paper is not inserted far
enough, the printer cannot
load it.
Paper may not be stacked
correctly in sheet feeder.
Make sure the stack of paper
is straight in the sheet feeder.
Make sure the right side of
the stack of paper is aligned
against the right side of the
sheet feeder and the paper
guide is aligned against the
left side.
Make sure the paper exit
path is clear.
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Cause
Solution
Multiple sheets load into
printer
Paper may not be inserted
correctly.
Make sure paper is inserted
all the way into the sheet
feeder.
Sheets of paper may be
sticking together.
Make sure the paper is not
sticking together. Be sure to
fan the stack of paper before
placing it in the sheet feeder.
Too much paper may be
stacked in the sheet feeder.
Make sure the stack of paper
does not exceed the paper
guide. If necessary, remove a
few sheets from the sheet
feeder.
Do not force the stack into
the sheet feeder.
Different types of paper
may be stacked in the sheet
feeder.
Envelopes do not load
Envelopes may not be
loaded correctly.
Load just one type of paper.
Make sure you are loading
paper that matches the
specifications of this printer.
See Appendix A,
Specifications, for details.
Make sure the envelopes are
loaded properly:
❏ The top of the envelope
goes in first.
❏ The flap is toward the
sheet feeder.
❏ The right side of the
envelope is aligned
against the right side of
the sheet feeder.
❏ The left side is aligned
against the paper guide.
Make sure there are no more
than five envelopes in the
sheet feeder.
Single envelopes may not
be feeding correctly.
For manual loading, make
sure the envelope is inserted
all the way into the printer.
Envelopes may not match
Envelopes must be U.S.
specifications for this printer. Commercial number 10
(9.5 x 4.1 inches) or
European DL envelopes
(220 x 110 mm).
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Problem
Problem
Cause
Transparency film or back Film may not be loaded
print film does not feed
correctly.
correctly
Solution
Make sure you load no
more than 10 sheets of
transparency film or back
print film in the sheet feeder.
Make sure you put a single
sheet of plain paper at the
back of the stack.
Try to load transparency
films or back print films
sheet by sheet. These films
may not advance correctly in
low or high temperature.
Paper does not eject
after printing
Your software application
Press the ON LINE button
may not be telling the printer to set the printer off-line.
to eject the paper after
Press and hold the FF button
printing.
for one second to eject the
paper.
To resume printing, press the
ON LINE button.
Repeated paper jams
occur
The paper you are using
may be causing the jams.
Fan the paper before stacking
it in the sheet feeder. This
keeps the sheets of paper
from sticking together.
Check that the paper you are
using and your printing
environment are within the
specifications of the printer.
See Appendix A,
Specifications, for details.
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If your print quality is not what you expect it to be, check the problems and
solutions listed in the following table.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Print is not clear
The paper you are using
may not be supported by
the printer.
Make sure you are using the
recommended paper. See
Appendix A, Specifications,
for paper specifications.
You may be printing on the
wrong side of the paper.
Paper has a right side for
printing. If the print quality
is not as clear as you would
like it to be, try turning the
paper over and printing on
the other side.
You may be printing in
Economy mode.
Change to HQ mode.
Economy mode uses half the
ink of HQ mode and your
print may look faint.
The print head nozzles may
be clogged.
Clean the print head; see
page 101 for details.
Splashed dots
Print head nozzles may be
clogged with ink.
Clean the print head; see
page 101 for details.
Output appears jagged
The resolution selected via
printer driver may be
180 dpi.
Check your software
application to see what
printing resolution you have
selected.
Printing at 180 dpi will give
the output a jagged look.
Changing the resolution to
360 dpi should correct this
problem.
Try using the Smoothing
mode.
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If you are printing doubleheight or double-width
characters or graphics
containing a lot of diagonal
lines, use the Smoothing
mode.
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Print Quality Problems
Problem
Cause
Solution
White streaks or missing
dots
Print head nozzles may be
clogged with dust.
Execute the quick cleaning of
the print head (see page 101);
then print a Nozzle pattern
(see page 47). Repeat
cleaning if necessary. If print
quality is not recovered after
executing the cleaning two or
three times, execute the
extensive cleaning
procedure.
An ink tank may be empty.
Open the front cover and
check the contents of the ink
tanks. If there is not any
liquid ink in an ink tank,
replace it with a new one.
BJ cartridge may be
installed incorrectly.
Make sure the BJ cartridge
and/or ink tanks are
installed correctly.
The print medium being
used may not be acceptable.
Use only print media
specified in the Selecting
Paper Types section on
page 35.
The resolution set in the
printer driver may be
180 dpi and the print
mode may be Economy
mode.
When printing in Epson LQ
mode, printing at 180 dpi in
Economy mode may cause
white streaks. To remedy,
select the HQ mode with the
printer’s operator panel.
The print head may be
worn out.
The BJ cartridge may
need to be replaced. Replace
it with a new one.
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Cause
Solution
Blurred or smudged ink
The selected print mode
may not match your needs.
Select the print mode most
suitable for your needs.
When printing through the
Canon BJC-70 printer driver
for Windows, select the
suitable print mode from the
printer driver dialog box.
The print medium being
used may not be acceptable.
If your printout has inkstained areas, try using Fine
mode.
Use only print media
specified in Selecting Paper
Types on page 35.
Paper edge is soiled
with ink
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You may be printing on
the wrong side of the sheet.
Paper has a right side for
printing. If the print quality
is not as clear as you would
like, try turning the paper
over and printing on the
other side.
The platen in the printer
may be soiled with ink.
Clean the platen with a
soft cloth (see page 100).
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Problem
Color Printing Problems
Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer prints only in
black (you are printing
from an application that
supports color printing
but your output is
black-ink only)
The BJC-70 driver may
not be selected.
Verify that you selected the
BJC-70 printer driver or
other compatible color
printer driver.
The printer driver may not
be selecting color.
Check that you selected a
color option when you set up
the printer driver.
The Color BJ cartridge may
not be working properly.
Run a test print to make sure
the Color BJ cartridge and ink
tanks are firing correctly.
If the ink tank is empty,
replace it.
Colors are broken or
uneven
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The print head unit may
need cleaning.
Clean the print head;
see page 101 for details.
You may have paused the
printer.
Make sure you did not set
the printer off-line during the
print job.
The print mode may be
inappropriate.
If you are printing high
density graphics on plain
paper, set the print mode to
Coated Paper in the Windows
driver. If you are using
MS-DOS, select Fine mode.
If you are generating a thin
line with a nonprimary
color, your software may
be telling the printer to
place a color every other
dot (white is in between).
To correct this, choose cyan,
yellow, or magenta instead.
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Cause
Solution
Colors print incorrectly
The BJC-70 driver may
not be selected.
Verify that you selected the
BJC-70 printer driver.
The driver may not be
selecting color.
Check that you selected a
color option when you set up
the printer driver.
The driver may not be
selecting the right monitor.
Make sure you selected the
correct monitor type when
you set up the printer driver.
If the name of your monitor
does not appear within the
options section of your
printer driver, select Other.
NOTE: Some colors are
impossible to match exactly.
However, the printer tries to
come as close as possible.
Colors are missing
Printing is slow in
color mode
The BJ cartridge may not be
firing properly.
Run a self test to make sure
the BJ cartridge is firing
correctly.
The print head may need to
be cleaned.
Clean the print head; see
page 101 for details.
Print Manager may be
turned on.
Make sure Print Manager is
turned off.
Print options may be too
complex.
Set all print options to their
defaults: Plain Paper, Color
mode, Normal quality,
Pattern Halftone.
See Printing Speed Versus
Color on page 66 for details.
Colors in a line are
uneven, or different
from the previous lines
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You may have turned the
printer off-line and then
on-line during a print job.
Do not turn the printer
off-line and back on-line
during a print job.
The print mode does not
match the data pattern.
If you are printing high
density color graphics on
plain paper, change the
Media Type setting from
Plain Paper to Coated Paper.
If you are using MS-DOS,
select the Fine mode.
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Problem
Problem
Cause
Solution
Hue changes
Print head nozzles may be
clogged with dust.
Clean the print head; see
page 101 for details.
An ink tank may be
empty.
Check the ink tanks. If
an ink tank is empty, replace
it with a new one.
Blue prints out as purple
because of the difference in
color technology used by
the screen and printer; the
screen uses RGB color and
the BJC-70 uses CYMK
color. Due to the technology
differences, when cyan and
magenta are mixed together,
blue prints dark blue or
purple compared to the
screen.
Within the Windows printer
driver, selecting screen
matching will result in
a lighter blue. If you are not
using screen matching,
decreasing the amount of
magenta by 30% produces a
royal blue.
Blue looks like purple
Color images are
missing some detail
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Check to see if your
Windows printer driver is
set to Plain Paper, Color
mode, and Pattern.
If you are just looking for a
nice blue color, try cyan. It
prints beautifully and fast
and is available in almost all
applications that support
color.
If so, change the Media Type
setting from Plain Paper to
Coated Paper.
Chapter 8
The following table contains problems and solutions related to using your
printer with Windows applications.
Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer does not print
or prints garbage
Cable connections may
not be secure.
Check that the cable and
power cord connections are
secure.
Printer may not be turned on. Turn on the printer.
Cannot print from file
menu
Printer driver may not be
set up.
Make sure the printer driver
is properly installed and set
up. See Chapter 4, Using the
Printer With Your Software, for
details.
Print Manager may be
causing the problem.
Check Print Manager for
stalled print jobs caused by
printer not being ready to
accept data. Delete all stalled
jobs, make sure the printer is
on-line, and try to print
again. If errors continue,
turn off the Print Manager.
Printer may not be securely
connected to the computer.
Check that the printer is
correctly connected to the
computer and that it is
turned on. If the problem still
exists, follow these steps:
1. Open the Printers icon,
which is located in the
Control Panel.
2. Select the Canon BJC-70
printer as the default
printer by double-clicking
on its name.
3. If the Canon BJC-70 does
not appear as the default
printer, click on the
Connect button.
4. Make sure the correct port
is selected and choose OK.
5. Double-click on the Canon
BJC-70 name again.
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Windows Problems
Problem
Cause
Solution
Printer does not print
from Windows (but does
print from MS-DOS)
Your computer is having a
problem communicating
with the printer.
Follow these steps:
1.
Select the Main group
from the Program
Manager.
2.
Double-click on the
Control Panel.
3.
Double-click on the
Printers icon.
4.
Select the BJC-70.
5.
Click on Connect.
6.
Click on the box next to
Fast Printing Direct to
Port to remove the X.
7.
Click on OK.
8.
Click on Close.
9.
Close the Control Panel.
10. Try your print operation
again.
If the problem persists, go
back to step 5 (above) and
change the connection from
LPT1 to LPT1.DOS.
Output is not as expected
Printer driver may not be
correct.
Make sure you have selected
the Canon BJC-70 setting in
the Printers dialog box or
from the printer setting for
your particular application.
For your Media Type, try
Coated Paper rather than
Plain Paper.
Fonts do not print as
smoothly rounded
characters
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Bitmapped fonts designed
for dot matrix printers do
not print smoothly rounded
characters when used with
high resolution printers like
the BJC-70.
Make sure you installed an
outline font manager, such as
Adobe Type Manager or
Bitstream Facelift, or that
you are choosing a TrueType
font.
Certain MS fonts, such as
MS Serif, will print jagged.
Choose another font.
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Cause
Solution
Extra characters appear
on the page
Print Manager may be
causing problems.
Disable the Print Manager.
If the image prints correctly
with the Print Manager
disabled, but you want to use
the Print Manager to print in
Windows, try the following:
1.
Minimize all the current
Windows applications;
including the Program
Manager.
2.
Click on Print Manager;
a dialog box appears.
3.
Select Close.
4.
Double-click on the
Program Manager.
5.
Select the Window
option from the Program
Manager’s menu bar.
6.
Select the Main group
from the Program
Manager.
7.
Double-click on the
Control Panel.
8.
Double-click on the
Printers icon.
9.
Click on the box next to
the Print Manager to add
an X; this turns on the
Print Manager.
10. Select the Canon
BJC-70.
11. Select Connect.
12. Change the Timeouts
value in Device Not
Selected from 15 to 30
seconds.
13. Change the Timeouts
value in Transmission
Retry from 45 to 90
seconds.
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Problem
Problem
Cause
Solution
Cannot print file sent
from remote computer
Software may not be
configured correctly.
Check that all software is
correctly configured for the
network environment. For
example, with a Novell
network, you must include
the Capture statement. Refer
to the user’s manuals
supplied with your
networking software for
more information.
Color matching feature
does not work
Printer driver may not be
set up.
Make sure the BJC-70
printer driver is properly
installed and set up. See
Chapter 4, Using the Printer
With Your Software, for
details.
You can continue printing
without the color matching
feature by choosing the
Continue button in the
message window.
Colors do not print in
WordPerfect 5.2 for
Windows
There may not be enough
Windows resources
available to load the
screen matching program.
Close all open Windows
applications and try to print
again.
Printer driver may not be
set up.
Make sure the printer driver
is properly set up. See
Chapter 4, Using the Printer
With Your Software, for
details.
Colors may not be selected
correctly.
From the top menu bar,
select the File menu.
Highlight Preferences and
then highlight Print.
In the Preferences dialog box,
make sure Fast Graphics
Printing is not selected
(remove the X from this box)
and then click on OK.
Multiple copies do not
print
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Your application does not
support multiple copies.
Contact the software
vendor.
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Cause
Solution
Large gaps appear
between text or graphics
Check that the video
driver is VGA.
Choose the Main group icon
in the Program Manager and
open the Windows Setup
icon. If the display driver is
anything other than VGA,
call the display manufacturer
and request an updated
display driver. In the
meantime, install the
standard VGA driver that
came with Windows 3.1.
Automatic line feed may
be enabled.
Make sure automatic line
feed is disabled through the
FUNCTION settings. See
Chapter 9, Customizing the
Printer, for details.
One or more visual basic
applications are running.
Follow these steps:
Error occurs during
Visual Guide installation
DDEML.DLL file is out
of date.
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1.
In Windows, press and
hold Ctrl and press Esc.
A task list dialog box
appears.
2.
Highlight each task
except Program Manager
and select End Task.
3.
Now try to install the
Visual Guide (see
page 25).
Follow these steps:
1.
In Windows, select the
MAIN icon.
2.
Double click on File
Manager.
3.
Select File and then
search.
4.
Type: DDEML.DLL.
5.
In the Start From line,
type C:\ and click OK.
6.
Delete all occurrences of
DDEML.DLL.
7.
Now try to install the
Visual Guide (see
page 25).
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Problem
Problem
Cause
Solution
Control array error
occurs when installing
the Visual Guide
THREED.VBX file is
causing a conflict with
the new files.
If you are using MS-DOS 6.x
or later, type the following
command at the C:\ prompt:
MOVE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
\THREED.VBX
C:\WINDOWS
If you are using MS-DOS 5.x
or lower, type the following:
COPY C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
\THREED.VBX
C:\WINDOWS
DEL
In WordPerfect, the BOX
prints but the text
does not
The Fast Graphic Printing
option needs to be enabled
(5.2) or disabled (5.1).
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
\THREED.VBX
If you are in WordPerfect 5.1
for Windows and the BOX
prints but your text does not
print, follow these steps:
1.
Select File.
2.
Select Preferences.
3.
Uncheck the Fast
Graphic Printing option
for the Windows Printer
Driver.
If you are in WordPerfect 5.2
for Windows, and the BOX
prints but your text does not
print, follow these steps:
When printing large
characters (above 48 pt),
text is missing within
words (for example, THE
prints as T E)
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1.
Select File.
2.
Select Preferences.
3.
Check the Fast Graphic
Printing option for the
Windows Printer Driver.
Either the video resolution
or the number of colors is
set too high.
Lower the video resolution
to 640 x 480, or lower the
number of colors to 16.
There may be a problem
with the video driver.
Make sure Video is set to
VGA in Windows Setup.
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Cause
Print Manager problems
occur
The drive that contains
the TEMP directory
may not have enough
available space.
Solution
Canon recommends that the
drive have from 5 MB to
10 MB available.
To verify a proper TEMP
statement, follow these steps:
1.
Exit Windows and go to
the MS-DOS prompt.
2.
Type SET at the MS-DOS
prompt. A list of
statements should
appear; look for the
statement that says
TEMP = C:\WINDOWS.
3.
If the statement exists,
verify that the directory
exists by typing in the
drive and directory
location with the DIR
command. For example:
DIR C:\WINDOWS
4.
If the FILE NOT FOUND
message appears, then
one of the following has
occurred:
❏
You may have typed
the path incorrectly;
make sure the path is
correct.
❏
The directory does
not exist; edit the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file
and change the
directory to a valid
directory; for
example:
SET TEMP =
C:\DOS
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Problem
Clearing Paper Jams
When a paper jam occurs, the printer sounds a short buzzer twice, and
alternately displays E and 2. The printer goes off-line. Clear the paper jam
as follows:
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1.
Remove the stack of paper from the paper support.
2.
Gently pull the paper out with one hand while holding the printer in
place with the other hand.
❏
If the leading edge of the jammed sheet of paper has not yet emerged
from the exit slot, pull the paper out from the sheet feeder while
pressing down on the
button on the right side of the sheet feeder.
❏
If the leading edge of the jammed sheet is coming out of the paper
exit slot, pull the paper out carefully from the paper exit slot.
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If the paper tears off inside the printer, open the front cover and
carefully remove the remaining paper.
❏
Take care not to touch the film cable.
❏
If necessary, turn off the printer.
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3.
Press the ON LINE button to set the printer back on-line.
If the platen is soiled after a paper jam, the back of your printed page
will be smeared. Clean the platen as described in Cleaning the Printer on
page 99.
If you are having repeated paper jams, you may be loading the paper
improperly, or using the wrong kind of paper.
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❏
When you load a stack of plain paper, fan the stack of paper before
loading it in the sheet feeder. This will keep the sheets of paper from
sticking together.
❏
Make sure that the paper you are using matches the paper
specifications for this printer, and that the operating environment is
within the proper range. See Appendix A, Specifications, for details.
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Chapter 8
This chapter describes the factory default settings of the printer and the
steps you follow to customize these settings for your particular printing
needs.
You will find that the factory default settings provide features to meet most
of your printing needs. With these settings, your printer emulates any
Canon Color Bubble Jet printer and the IBM Proprinter X24E printer. This
means you can use the printer with any software application that supports
these printers.
Make sure the printer’s settings match the requirements of your software
application. If you have a unique printing requirement, you can customize
the printer by changing the FUNCTION settings as described in this
chapter.
Changing the FUNCTION Settings
Follow these steps to change the FUNCTION settings:
1.
Press the MENU button once.
❏
2.
Press the MENU button four more times. The display will look similar
to this:
3.
Press the
button as many times as necessary to bring the number
corresponding to the FUNCTION you wish to change into the display.
❏
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The printer beeps once when it enters Menu mode.
If you hold the button down, the function numbers advance
automatically. Numbers range from 1 to 19 and then 1A in each
printer control mode, BJ mode and Epson LQ mode.
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4.
5.
Press the ❍/● button.
❏
This causes either a ● or a ❍ to appear.
❏
Select ● to set the FUNCTION setting to ON and ❍ to set it to OFF.
Press the ON LINE button.
❏
The ON LINE light comes on.
❏
The printer is ready to print with the new settings.
Verifying the Current Settings
You can print out the printer settings in each printer control mode. This is
an easy way to check the settings.
To print a listing of the current printer settings, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure that paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
2.
Press and hold the MENU button until the printer beeps twice.
❏
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The word FONT disappears and the number 1 blinks in the display.
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3.
Press the MENU button.
❏
A printout of the current printer settings is produced. When
printing is complete, the printer returns on-line.
Returning All Settings to Their Factory Defaults
You can return the printer’s settings to their factory defaults at any time.
Follow these steps:
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1.
Make sure that the printer’s power is on.
2.
Press and hold down both the ON LINE and CLEANING buttons until
the printer beeps.
❏
All items in the display appear for a moment the same way as
when you turned on the printer.
❏
Then the printer’s settings return to their factory default settings,
and the printer returns on-line.
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The following sample shows the default printer settings in BJ mode.
Factory Default Settings
The following table shows the factory default settings of the printer:
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Function
Setting
Printer control mode*
BJ mode
Character pitch
10 characters per inch (cpi)
Line spacing
6 lines per inch (lpi)
Beeper
Enabled
Automatic line feed (LF)
Disabled (no LF with carriage return)
Slashed zero
Disabled (zero not slashed)
Vertical tab stops
No vertical tab set
Horizontal tab stops
Column 9 (then every 8th column)
Vertical margins
Top margin = first print line
Bottom margin = page length
First print line**
0.12 inch (3 mm)
Page length**
11 inches (279 mm)
Horizontal margins
Left margin = 0
Right margin = maximum print width;
8 inches (203.2 mm)
Horizontal print position**
Letter 0.26 inch (6.4 mm)
Print direction
Bidirectional
Print quality*
High quality (HQ mode)
Print media
Plain paper
Font typeface*
Courier
Character set*
Character Set 1
Alternate Graphics Mode**
Disabled
Code Page**
437—IBM USA
Buffer**
Input: 35 KB
Download: 0 KB
Text scale mode**
Disabled
Reduction mode**
Disabled
Smoothing mode**
Automatic emulation switching
mode**
Automatic power off**
Font typeface lock mode**
Low ink warning**
Disabled
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Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
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The default printer control mode is Canon BJ mode. If you change this to
Epson LQ mode, the default settings also change.
Function
Setting
First print line**
0.33 inch (8.5 mm)
Character set**
Epson Graphics
International character set**
USA
Buffer**
Input: 26 KB
Download: 0 KB
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In Epson LQ mode, the following default settings are added or changed:
* You can change these settings using the operator panel. See Chapter 6,
Using the Operator Panel.
** You can change these settings using the FUNCTION settings described
in the rest of this chapter.
FUNCTION Settings
The FUNCTION settings control various printer functions, such as the page
length and character set you want to use. The printer functions defined by
the FUNCTION settings are determined by the printer control mode. The
printer has three control modes:
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❏
BJ mode, which emulates the IBM Proprinter X24E
❏
Epson LQ mode, which emulates the Epson LQ printers
❏
Canon Extended mode, which is used in the Canon Windows driver
and with some MS-DOS applications
In Canon Extended mode, the printer overrides the FUNCTION settings.
Thus, when you are printing through the Windows environment, you can
ignore the information regarding FUNCTION and default settings.
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BJ Mode
When the printer is in BJ mode, you can use these FUNCTION settings to
control the printer:
FUNCTION
Description
OFF
ON
1
Horizontal print
position
Letter size or
envelope
A4 size
2
Page length
11 inches
12 inches
3
Text scale mode
Disabled
Enabled
4-5
Top margin
See following
descriptions
6
Smoothing mode
360 dpi
720 dpi
7
Automatic power
off mode
Disabled
Enabled
8
Font typeface
lock mode
Disabled
Enabled
9
Input/download
buffer
35 KB/0 KB
3 KB/32 KB
10
Automatic line
feed (LF)
Carriage return
(CR) only
CR with LF
11
Automatic carriage
return (CR)
Line feed
(LF) only
LF with CR
12
Alternate Graphics
Mode (AGM)
Disabled
Enabled
13
Not used
14
Character set
Set 1
Set 2
15-18
Code page
See following
descriptions
19
Automatic
Disabled
emulation switching
mode
Enabled
1A
Low ink warning
Enabled
Disabled
FUNCTION 1: Horizontal print position
Use this FUNCTION setting to change the horizontal print position
according to the size of your paper. If you are using letter-size paper or
envelopes, set this FUNCTION to OFF; the left margin will be 0.25 inch
(6.4 mm). If you are using A4-size paper, set this FUNCTION to ON; the
left margin will be 0.13 inch (3.4 mm).
FUNCTION 2: Page length
If you are using letter-size paper, set this FUNCTION to OFF; this sets the
page length to 11 inches. If you are using A4-size paper, set this
FUNCTION to ON; this sets the page length to 12 inches.
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FUNCTION 4, 5: Top margin
Use these functions to set the size of the top margin. Once selected, this
setting takes effect when the next sheet of paper is fed.
The default setting is 0.12 inch (3 mm) because the default printer control
mode is BJ mode. When you change the control mode to Epson LQ mode,
the top margin will be changed to 0.33 inch (8.5 mm).
FUNCTION 6: Smoothing mode
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable the Smoothing mode, which is used
with the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge only. When Smoothing is enabled, the
printer refines your printout by polishing away the jagged edges and
ragged stair-stepping curves of characters and graphics. This results in
sharp and crisp printout at 720 (horizontal) by 360 (vertical) dots per inch.
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When to set FUNCTION 6 to ON
Enable Smoothing mode when printing from MS-DOS applications with
the BC-10 Black BJ cartridge using the printer’s internal fonts. Smoothing is
especially effective for printing double height, double width, italic
characters, and combinations of these characters.
FUNCTION 7: Automatic power off mode
The printer is idle when it receives no data and no instructions from the
operator panel. This FUNCTION setting allows you to configure your
printer to turn itself off automatically if it is continuously idle for 30
minutes. This function is a convenient way to maximize battery life. The
factory default is Disabled.
FUNCTION 8: Font typeface lock mode
This function is called the Font typeface lock feature. It determines whether
the font selected from the operator panel may be overridden by a DOS
software application. The factory default is Disabled.
When you set this FUNCTION to OFF, the fonts specified by your software
applications are used at print time. Set this FUNCTION to ON when you
want the fonts specified through the operator panel to take precedence over
the font selections made by your software application.
FUNCTION 9: Input/download buffer
This function controls the size of the input and download buffers. The
amount of memory reserved for the data input and download buffers is
35 KB in BJ mode and 26 KB in Epson LQ mode. This function specifies
whether to use this memory exclusively as an input buffer, or to split it
between an input buffer and a download buffer. The factory default setting
specifies that the memory is used exclusively as an input buffer.
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FUNCTION 3: Text scale mode
This setting determines how many lines fit onto a page by adjusting the
line spacing. If you are using a software application that assumes 66 lines
will fit on each page, set this FUNCTION to ON. The printer will reduce
the line spacing by a factor of 62/66, which is from 62 lines per page to 66
lines per page if line spacing is set to 6 lines per inch (lpi).
When you set this FUNCTION to OFF, memory reserved for the input and
download buffers is used exclusively as an input buffer. No download
buffer is maintained under these conditions.
Set this FUNCTION to ON when you want some memory to be used as a
download buffer. Of the total amount of memory reserved for the input
and download buffers, 3 KB is allocated for an input buffer and the
remainder is used as a download buffer.
FUNCTION 10: Automatic line feed
Use this FUNCTION to determine the type of carriage return. When this
FUNCTION is OFF, the printer performs a normal carriage return (CR
only). When this FUNCTION is ON, the printer follows each carriage
return with a line feed (CR + LF).
FUNCTION 11: Automatic carriage return
When this setting is OFF, the printer performs a normal line feed (LF only).
Set this FUNCTION to ON if you want the printer to perform a carriage
return after each line feed (LF + CR).
FUNCTION 12: Alternate graphics mode
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM).
In this mode, the printer accepts high-resolution, 24-dot, all-pointsaddressable (APA) graphics commands similar to those used with
conventional 24-pin printers.
FUNCTION 14: Character set
When this setting is OFF, the printer uses Character Set 1. When this setting
is ON, the printer uses Character Set 2.
FUNCTIONs 15, 16, 17, 18: Code page
These FUNCTIONs allow you to select the following code page tables.
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Code page/Character set
15
16
17
18
437 USA, English
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
850 Multilingual (Latin I)
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
863 French Canadian
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
865 Norwegian
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
860 Portuguese
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
857 Turkish
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
855 Cyrillic
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
852 Slavic (Latin II)
OFF
ON
ON
ON
864 Arabic
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
869 Greek
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
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When you select combinations of FUNCTION settings not included in the
list above, the printer automatically uses the 437 USA, English code page.
FUNCTION 19: Automatic emulation switching mode
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable Automatic emulation switching mode.
In this mode, the printer detects whether the codes being sent are BJ mode
or Epson LQ mode. It then selects the printer’s Control mode to match the
printer driver selected in the MS-DOS application.
When FUNCTION 19 is OFF, the printer’s Control mode is set by the
operator panel.
Automatic emulation mode is applicable for MS-DOS applications only.
When you are using Windows, the BJC-70 printer driver for Windows
selects the appropriate control mode regardless of the FUNCTION settings.
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❏
If the printer does not seem to be switching between BJ mode and
Epson LQ mode, disable this FUNCTION and set the operator panel to
match your application’s printer driver.
❏
If you are using a printer switching device, you must allow at least ten
seconds for the printer to recognize an emulation change. If your
printer switching device switches data in less than ten seconds,
automatic emulation switching will not function properly.
FUNCTION 1A: Low ink warning
Set this FUNCTION to ON to enable the Low ink warning. When the Low
ink warning is ON, you can set the printer’s ink gauge each time you install
a new ink tank. Then the printer will notify you when the ink tank begins
to run low on ink. See page 95 for details.
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To see samples of the character sets available with each code page table,
use Canon’s toll-free fax retrieval system to request the BJC-70 Printer
Command Summary.
Epson LQ Mode
When the printer is in Epson LQ mode, you can use these FUNCTION
settings to control the printer:
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FUNCTION
Description
OFF
ON
1
Horizontal print
position
Letter size or
envelope
(see page 152)
A4 size
2
Not used
3
Text scale mode
Disabled
(see page 153)
Enabled
4-5
Top margin
See page 153
6
Smoothing mode
360 dpi
(see page 153)
720 dpi
7
Automatic power off
Disabled
(see page 153)
Enabled
8
Font typeface lock
mode
Disabled
(see page 153)
Enabled
9
Input/download
buffer
26 KB/0 KB
(see page 153)
3 KB/23 KB
10
Automatic line
feed (LF)
Carriage return
(CR) only
(see page 154)
CR with LF
11-13
International
character set
See following descriptions
14
Character set
Italics
15-18
Code page
See page 154
19
Automatic emulation
switching mode
Disabled
(see page 155)
Enabled
1A
Low ink warning
Disabled
(see page 155)
Enabled
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FUNCTIONs 11, 12, 13: International character set
These FUNCTION settings allow you to select one of eight international
character sets. These character sets provide you with the characters and
symbols used in other languages.
Character set
11
12
13
USA
OFF
OFF
OFF
United Kingdom
OFF
OFF
ON
Germany
OFF
ON
OFF
France
OFF
ON
ON
Denmark
ON
OFF
OFF
Sweden
ON
OFF
ON
Italy
ON
ON
OFF
Spain
ON
ON
ON
FUNCTION 14: Character set
When this FUNCTION is OFF, which is the default factory setting, the
printer uses the Epson Italics character set, which includes italic characters.
When this FUNCTION is ON, the printer uses the Epson Graphics
character set, which is the same as the MS-DOS code page 437 (this
character set includes symbols, lines, corners, and European characters).
To see samples of the character sets available in Epson LQ mode, use
Canon’s toll-free fax retrieval system to request the BJC-70 Printer Command
Summary.
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Chapter 10
Installing and Using the Battery Pack
This chapter describes how to install and use the battery pack that comes
with the Canon Portable Kit NK-300. You can purchase the Portable Kit as
an option for your BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer. You can also purchase
additional battery packs (NiMH Battery Pack NB-300) to use with the
Portable Kit.
Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
The Portable Kit, which allows you to operate the printer where AC power
is not available, includes the following:
NiMH BATTERY PACK NB-300
BATTERY CASE
Follow these guidelines to avoid damage to your printer or battery pack,
and harm to you or others:
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❏
Before using a new battery pack, charge it as described later in this
chapter.
❏
Use only the Canon NB-300 rechargeable battery pack with the BJC-70.
❏
Do not attempt to disassemble a battery pack or the battery case.
❏
Follow local regulations when disposing of a used battery pack.
❏
Do not dispose of a battery pack where it may come in contact with fire.
❏
Keep foreign objects out of the battery compartment.
❏
Do not allow metal objects to touch the power connector on the battery
case or the terminals on the battery pack.
❏
Make sure the paper support is closed when you are not using the
printer. This turns off the battery switch.
❏
Recharge the battery pack only when it is fully discharged. Charging it
before it is fully discharged reduces the battery capacity.
❏
Remove the battery pack when you are storing the printer.
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C
Always turn off the printer before unplugging the AC adapter or closing
the paper support—this allows the print head to return to the home
position and prevents it from drying out.
Examining the Battery Case
Examine the battery case before you attempt to install it.
From the Front
BATTERY SWITCH—TURNS
ON THE BATTERY PACK;
SWITCH IS AUTOMATICALLY
TURNED ON WHEN YOU
OPEN THE PAPER SUPPORT
INTERFACE COVER—WHERE
YOU ATTACH THE PARALLEL
INTERFACE CABLE TO THE
PRINTER
REFRESH LIGHT—
BLINKS WHILE THE
BATTERY PACK IS
DISCHARGING
MOUNTING SCREW—
ATTACHES THE BATTERY
CASE TO THE PRINTER
BATTERY PACK COMPARTMENT—
HOLDS THE BATTERY PACK
POWER CONNECTOR—
ATTACHES TO THE
PRINTER’S AC POWER
RECEPTACLE
REFRESH SWITCH—
SELECTS BETWEEN
CHARGING AND
DISCHARGING THE
BATTERY PACK
CHARGE LIGHT—BLINKS
WHILE THE BATTERY
PACK IS CHARGING
From the Back
AC POWER RECEPTACLE—
ATTACH THE AC ADAPTER
HERE
INTERFACE CABLE COMPARTMENT—
OPEN THE INTERFACE COVER TO
ATTACH THE PARALLEL INTERFACE
CABLE TO THE PRINTER
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Attaching the Battery Case to the Printer
Follow these steps to attach the battery case to the printer:
Make sure the printer is turned off and close the paper support.
2.
Remove the AC adapter and the interface cable from the printer.
3.
Turn the printer over so the bottom of the printer is facing up.
4.
With the battery and interface cable compartments facing up, connect
the battery case to the printer.
Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
1.
❏
Fit the power connector on the battery case into the AC adapter
receptacle on the printer.
❏
Fit the mounting screw on the battery case into its opening on the
back of the printer.
POWER CONNECTOR
MOUNTING SCREW
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5.
Fasten the battery case to the printer by turning the thumbwheel to
the right (toward the mark).
6.
Insert the battery pack into the battery pack compartment.
❏
7.
With the battery case towards you, press down on the left side of the
battery pack until it clicks into place.
❏
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The tab on the upper right side of the battery fits into the slot on
the upper right side of the compartment.
On the left side of the battery pack is a latch that clicks into place.
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Turn the printer over and set it in the upright position.
Charging the Battery Pack
To charge the battery pack, you attach the AC adapter to the battery case.
When the AC adapter is connected, the battery pack charges whenever the
printer is idle (whether or not it is turned on).
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Always charge a new battery pack. A new battery pack is not charged.
It takes approximately 10 hours to charge a new battery or a fully
discharged battery.
With a fully charged battery pack, you may be able to print up to 200 pages
(1500 characters/page) without the use of AC power. The actual printing
time depends on the complexity of the data you are printing.
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Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
8.
To charge a battery pack, follow these steps:
1.
Attach the connector end of the AC adapter into the AC power
receptacle on the back of the battery case.
2.
Plug the other end of the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
❏
The CHARGE light blinks as the battery pack charges.
When the battery is fully charged, the CHARGE light turns off.
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Using the Printer With the Battery Pack
To print using the battery pack, follow these steps:
Disconnect the AC adapter from the battery case.
❏
2.
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If the AC adapter is connected, the printer will not print.
Attach the parallel connector to connect the printer to the host
computer.
❏
Open the interface cover and connect the parallel cable.
❏
Align the cable connector with the printer’s interface port so the
shapes match.
❏
Lift the back of the battery case and printer if necessary.
❏
Gently press the cable connector into the port.
❏
Secure the cable connector by snapping the two wire clips (located
on the printer) into the cable connector.
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Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
1.
3.
Close the interface cover.
4.
Open the paper support.
❏
5.
This turns on the battery switch so the printer can receive power
from the battery pack.
Start your print operations.
When not printing, close the paper support. When the paper support is
open, the battery switch is turned on and the printer is receiving power
from the battery pack.
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Battery Pack Capacity
With a fully charged battery pack, you may be able to print up to 200 pages
without the use of AC power. The actual printing time depends on the
complexity of the data you are printing.
Printing With a Low Battery
When the battery becomes completely discharged, the printer beeps for
about five seconds, displays F and C alternately, and stops printing. Any
data that has not printed is lost. Press the POWER button to turn off the
printer.
To continue printing, make sure the printer is turned off and attach the
AC adapter to supply power.
Discharging the Battery Pack
It’s a good idea to let the battery pack completely discharge before you
charge it. This will optimize the charge capacity of the battery pack.
If you notice that the printer is printing fewer pages with a full charge, you
can initiate a complete discharge process. Follow these steps:
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1.
Make sure the battery pack is installed in the battery case.
2.
Make sure the AC adapter is attached.
3.
Using a pointed object, such as a ballpoint pen, press the REFRESH
switch.
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Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
When you are using the battery pack and the battery starts to run low, the
printer beeps twice, displays C and 5 alternately, and stops printing. You
can press ON LINE to continue printing. After printing a few more sheets,
the printer will stop again. You can press ON LINE to continue several
times. When you finish printing, turn off the power.
❏
The REFRESH light blinks during the discharge process. This process
takes about 10 hours.
When the battery pack is completely discharged, the CHARGE light begins
blinking as the battery pack automatically starts recharging.
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You can use the printer while the battery pack is discharging.
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Removing a Battery Pack
N
Make sure you have completed your current printing job as removing the
battery pack erases all data in the printer’s memory.
Follow these steps to remove the battery pack:
Turn the printer upside down.
2.
Press in on the battery pack latch and lift up on the battery pack.
3.
Lift the battery pack out of the battery compartment.
Installing/Using
the Battery Pack
1.
You can now install another fully charged battery pack or remove the
battery case from the printer.
Removing the Battery Case
To remove the battery case, follow these steps:
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1.
Make sure the printer is turned off and the paper support is closed.
2.
Make sure the AC adapter and the parallel interface cable are
disconnected.
3.
Turn the printer upside down.
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4.
Turn the thumbwheel to the left (toward the
battery case from the printer.
5.
Disconnect the battery case from the printer.
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mark) to loosen the
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Appendix A
Specifications
This appendix lists the specifications of your printer.
Printing Method
Bubble jet ink on-demand
Paper Handling
Automatic feed
Sheet Feeder Capacity
Maximum thickness of stacked paper: 0.12 in (3 mm)
Plain paper
Approximately 30 sheets (20 lb or 75 g/m2)
Legal-size paper
1 sheet
Transparencies
10 sheets
Back Print Film
10 sheets
Envelopes
5 envelopes (U.S. Commercial number 10
or European DL)
Specifications
Paper Size
Letter (8.5 in × 11 in)
Legal (8.5 in × 14 in)
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
U.S. Commercial number 10 envelope (9.5 in × 4.1 in)
European DL envelope (220 mm × 110 mm)
Paper Type
Plain paper
Coated paper (Canon Coated Paper LC-101)
OHP film (Canon Transparencies CF-102)
BPF film (Canon Back Print Film BF-102)
Envelopes (Commercial number 10 or European DL)
Paper Weight
17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g/m2) with automatic feed
Print Speed
BC-10 Black BJ cartridge—Black print speed
HQ mode
346 cps at 10 cpi
Economy mode
346 cps at 10 cpi
BC-11 Color BJ cartridge—Black print speed
HQ mode
173 cps at 10 cpi
Economy mode
173 cps at 10 cpi
BC-11 Color BJ cartridge—Color print speed
Approximately 0.3 to 0.8 ppm at full coverage of printable area
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Specifications
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Printing Direction
Monochrome
Color
Bidirectional in text (both MS-DOS and
Windows)
Unidirectional in Block Graphic Character
Unidirectional in image
Unidirectional
Print Width
Maximum
8 in (203.2 mm)
Line Feed Speed
Approximately 70 ms per line at 1/6-in line in HQ and Economy mode
Printing Area—Papers
The shaded portion in the following figure shows the printing area for
papers.
Recommended Printing Area:
Letter size
Legal size
A4 size
a
b
c
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
8.5 in
0.25 in
11.0 in
0.87 in
0.87 in
8.5 in
0.25 in
14.0 in
0.87 in
0.87 in
210 mm
3.4 mm
297 mm
22 mm
22 mm
Possible Printing Area:
Letter size
Legal size
A4 size
a
b
c
d
a
b
c
d
a
b
c
d
e
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8.5 in
0.25 in
11.0 in
0.12 in—BJ mode
0.39—Epson LQ mode
0.12 in
Specifications
e
8.5 in
0.25 in
14.0 in
0.12 in—BJ mode
0.39—Epson LQ mode
0.12 in
e
210 mm
3.4 mm
297 mm
3.0 mm
9.9 mm
3.0 mm
Appendix A
Printing Area—Envelopes
The shaded portion in the following figure shows the printing area for
envelope.
Recommended Printing Area:
U.S. Commercial number 10
European DL
a
b
c
d
e
f
a
b
c
d
e
f
220 mm
6.4 mm
10.4 mm
110 mm
22 mm
22 mm
Specifications
9.5 in
0.25 in
1.2 in
4.1 in
0.87 in
0.87 in
Possible Printing Area:
U.S. Commercial number 10
European DL
a
b
c
d
e
f
a
b
c
d
e
f
9.5 in
0.25 in
1.2 in
4.1 in
0.12 in
0.12 in
220 mm
6.4 mm
10.4 mm
110 mm
3.0 mm
3.0 mm
Resident Printer Control Modes
BJ mode
IBM Proprinter X24E emulation
Epson LQ mode
Epson LQ-2550 emulation
Canon Extended mode
Line Feed Pitch
BJ mode
Epson LQ mode
Appendix A
1/6”, 1/8”, n/60”, n/72”, n/180”, n/216”, and
n/360”
1/6”, 1/8”, n/180”, and n/360”
(n: programmable)
Specifications
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Printing Characters
Typeface
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Roman, Gothic, Courier, Prestige, Script, and
Draft
Pitch
BJ mode—10, 12, 17 cpi, and PS
Epson LQ mode—10, 12, 15, 17, 20 cpi, and PS
Cell Composition
36 (h) × 48 (v) dot matrix in HQ mode
18 out of 36 (h) × 48 (v) dot matrix in Economy
mode
Character Set
BJ mode—IBM Character Sets 1 and 2 and All
Characters Chart
Epson LQ mode—Italics character set and
Graphics character set
Code Pages 437, 850, 852, 855, 857, 860, 863, 864,
865, and 869
TrueType Typefaces
American Text BT, Americana Bold BT,
Broadway BT, Charter Black BT, Charter Black
Italic BT, Charter BT, Charter Italic BT, Cloister
Black BT, Cooper Black BT, Dom Casual BT,
English 157 BT, Fraktur BT, Impress BT,
Informal 011 BT, Poster Bodoni BT, Raleigh
Demi Bold BT, Schadow Black Condensed BT,
Seagull Heavy BT, Staccato 555 BT, UMBRA BT
Maximum Number of Characters per Line
BJ mode:
Mode
Pitch
Characters per line
10 cpi
10 cpi
80 cpl
10 cpi doublewide
5 cpi
40 cpl
10 cpi condensed
17 cpi
136 cpl
10 cpi condensed-doublewide
8.5 cpi
68 cpl
12 cpi
12 cpi
96 cpl
12 cpi doublewide
6 cpi
48 cpl
Proportional spacing
PS
Varies
Specifications
Appendix A
10 cpi
10 cpi
80 cpl
10 cpi doublewide
5 cpi
40 cpl
10 cpi condensed
17 cpi
136 cpl
10 cpi condensed-doublewide
8.5 cpi
68 cpl
12 cpi
12 cpi
96 cpl
12 cpi doublewide
6 cpi
48 cpl
12 cpi condensed
20 cpi
160 cpl
12 cpi condensed-doublewide
10 cpi
80 cpl
15 cpi
15 cpi
120 cpl
15 cpi doublewide
7.5 cpi
60 cpl
Proportional spacing
Ps
Varies
Graphic Image Print
Data Format
Resolution
Buffer
BJ mode
LQ mode
Vertical 8, 24, and/or 48-dot format
Horizontal 60, 120, 180, 240, or 360 dpi, and 720
dpi (720 dpi in Smoothing mode only)
Input buffer:
Download buffer:
Input buffer:
Download buffer:
35 KB (or 3 KB)
0 KB (or 32 KB)
26 KB (or 3 KB)
0 KB (or 23 KB)
Buffer size in parenthesis = automatic emulation
switching mode.
Interface
8-bit parallel
Appendix A
To receive information regarding the interface
specifications, use Canon's toll-free fax retrieval
system. Call the Canon fax retrieval system at
1-800-526-4345; then request the BJC-70 Interface
Specifications
Specifications
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Specifications
Maximum Number of Characters per Line (continued)
Epson LQ mode:
Mode
Pitch
Characters per line
BJ Cartridges and Ink Tanks
BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge
Print head
128 nozzles
Ink color
Black
Cartridge life
Approximately 3,000 pages (at 5% coverage)
Ink tank yield (BC-10)
Approximately 170 pages (at 5% coverage)
BC-11 Color BJ Cartridge
Print head
64 nozzles for Black, 24 nozzles each for Cyan,
Magenta, and Yellow
Ink color
Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
Cartridge life
Approximately 2,000 pages (at 7.5% coverage
for each color)
Ink tank yield
BC-11 Black ink tank: Approximately 30 pages
(at 7.5% coverage) or 45 pages (at 5% coverage)
BC-11 Color ink tank: Approximately 40 pages
(at 7.5% coverage)
Ink Contents
Glycerine 56–81–5
Isopropyl alcohol 67–63–0
Ethylene glycol 107–21–1
Acoustic Noise Level Per ISO 9296
Under 45 dB(A)
Operating Environment
Temperature
Humidity
41° F to 95° F (5° C to 35° C)
10% to 90% RH (no condensation)
Storing Environment
Temperature
Humidity
32° F to 95° F (0° C to 35° C)
5% to 95% RH (no condensation)
Power Source
USA/Canada
AC 120 V, 60 Hz, 0.5A
Power Consumption
5 watts standby
30 watts maximum printing
Dimensions
11.8 in (300 mm) W × 6.2 in (157.6 mm) D × 2.2 in (57 mm) H
Weight
Approx. 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
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Specifications
Appendix A
Portable Kit Specifications
NiMH Battery Pack
Size
Weight
Voltage
Maximum print
capacity
Charging time
Battery Case
Size
Approximately 200 sheets (1500 characters/page)
About 10 hours
11.8 in (300 mm) W x 2.16 in (54.03 mm) D x
2.2 in (57 mm) H
240 g
13 VDC
13 VDC
Specifications
Weight
Input voltage
Output voltage
3.6 x 1.98 x 1.32 in (90.3 x 49.6 x 33 mm)
270 g
12 VDC
Appendix A
Specifications
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Specifications
Appendix A
Appendix B
Application Notes
This appendix contains information on using specific software applications
with your Canon BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer. Many popular
applications are covered here. Although the software versions described
may not be the latest, or may not be the version you have, the solutions
presented may apply to other versions.
The information presented here represents Canon’s answers to some
frequently asked questions about using software packages with our
printers. The information is presented in alphabetical order by software
application.
Printing Envelopes in Microsoft Windows
AmiPro 3.0
Appendix B
1.
From within AmiPro, select the Print envelope icon.
2.
Select the number 10 envelope.
3.
Click on OPTIONS.
4.
Click on ADJUST.
5.
Modify the margins as follows: Right 0.70 and Down 0.35.
6.
Click on OK to leave The Print Envelope Adjustments window.
7.
Click on OK to leave The Print Envelope Options window.
8.
Click on OK to print the envelope.
Application Notes
Application Notes
To print envelopes in AmiPro 3.0, follow these steps:
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Microsoft Publisher
Method 1
To print envelopes in Microsoft Publisher, follow these steps:
1.
Start Microsoft Publisher.
2.
Select and run the Envelope Page Wizard design assistant.
3.
From the Envelope Page Wizard, select the options you want.
4.
After the envelope has been created, delete the text box that says:
TIPS FOR PRINTING YOUR ENVELOPE.
5.
From the Edit menu, select All.
6.
Click the group button to group the objects.
7.
From the Edit menu, choose Copy objects.
8.
From the File menu, choose New.
9.
In the dialog box, select Start from scratch and Full page.
10. When prompted to save your changes, choose NO.
11. In the new document, from the Edit menu choose Paste objects.
12. Drag the group to a position 0.5 inch from the top of the page.
13. On the printer, move the paper selection lever to the envelope position;
this is the front position.
14. On the printer, set the paper thickness lever to the envelope position;
this is up.
15. Place the envelope in the sheet feeder (face up and top down).
16. Make sure the printer is on-line.
17. In Publisher, from the File Menu choose Page setup.
18. Under Orientation, select Portrait.
19. Under Paper, select Letter 8.5 x 11.
20. From the File menu, choose Print.
21. Click OK.
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Application Notes
Appendix B
Method 2
To print envelopes in Microsoft Publisher, follow these steps:
1.
Start the Windows Control Panel.
2.
Double-click the printers icon.
3.
Select the Canon BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer.
4.
Set up the following options on the printer: Portrait, Envelope, and
Manual feed.
5.
Choose OK.
6.
Choose Set as default printer.
7.
Choose Close.
8.
Start Microsoft Publisher.
9.
Select and run the Envelope Page Wizard design assistant.
10. From the Envelope Page Wizard, select the options you want.
11. IMPORTANT: Do not, at any time, choose Print setup from the File
menu or from the Page setup. If you do, the printer driver resets
Orientation to Landscape and will not allow you to change it back. If
this happens, you must run the Page Wizard again.
Application Notes
12. Place the envelope in the sheet feeder (face up and top down).
13. Make sure the printer is on-line.
14. From the File menu, choose Print.
15. Click OK.
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Application Notes
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Microsoft Word for Windows
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows
To print on envelopes in Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows, follow these
steps:
1.
Select Tools.
2.
Select Envelopes and Labels.
3.
Click on the Feed button.
4.
In the feed method, select the first envelope from the left.
5.
Click on the OK button.
6.
Click on Print.
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows
If you are using Microsoft Word for Windows, version 2.0, and the
Envelope Macro button in the button bar does not work, follow these steps
to print envelopes correctly. First create the SetPrinterHeuristic dialog box:
1.
Start Word for Windows 2.0 (if necessary).
2.
From the top menu bar, choose File and then Open.
3.
In the Open File dialog box, select Newmacro.doc (in the WINWORD
directory) and choose OK.
4.
When the Macro Name dialog box appears, select SetPrinterHeuristic
and choose Install.
5.
In the Install SetPrinterHeuristic to dialog box, select Normal from the
Template list and then select Tools from the Menu list to place this
option in the Tools menu.
6.
Choose OK.
7.
In the top menu bar, choose File and then Close.
The SetPrinterHeuristic menu choice now appears each time you select
Tools from the top menu bar when you are using a normal template. To
verify this, open a new document and select Tools from the menu bar. The
SetPrinterHeuristic choice appears as the last selection of the Tools menu.
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Application Notes
Appendix B
To print on envelopes, follow these steps:
1.
Type your destination address within your document and then
highlight it.
2.
In the top menu bar, select Tools and then select SetPrinterHeuristic.
3.
In the Envelope orientation box, select the Force Portrait button.
4.
If you are printing multiple envelopes, check on the Avoid Using
Device Capabilities for Paper Sizes box. An X appears in the box. Now
choose OK.
❏
The Avoid Using Device Capabilities for Paper Sizes box affects all
documents output to the printer. If you are not printing multiple
envelopes, make sure this option is unchecked.
5.
Make sure the printer is ready for printing envelopes.
6.
From the button bar, choose the Envelope Macro button. The address
appears in the Destination Address box.
7.
Choose the Print button.
WordPerfect
WordPerfect 6.0
Appendix B
Application Notes
If you are using WordPerfect, version 6.0, you need to define your
envelope size using the Envelope Macro Button. Follow these steps:
1.
Click on the Envelope Macro.
2.
Select Create New Definition.
3.
Specify a Paper Name that you will recognize later; for example,
BJENV.
4.
For Paper Type, select Envelope.
5.
For Paper Size, select #10 Env(9.5 inches x 4.1 inches).
6.
For Paper Location, select Autosheet Feeder.
7.
For Orientation, disable Rotated Fonts and enable Wide Form.
8.
Click on OK to close the Create New Definition box.
9.
Enter the Sender and Addressee information and then click the Print
button.
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10. WordPerfect displays the message:
Preparing Document for Printing
11. WordPerfect displays a warning; ignore this warning.
WordPerfect will now print your envelope.
You need not change the Page Layout or any other settings to accommodate
envelopes.
WordPerfect 5.2
If you are using WordPerfect, version 5.2, follow these steps to print
envelopes.
First time printing envelopes
If you are printing envelopes for the first time, follow these steps:
1.
Choose the Envelope Macro from the Main Screen. If the macro is not
displayed, go to View and then to the Button Bar Setup. Select
FEATURES.WWB and follow the steps for displaying the macro.
2.
The first time you choose the Envelope Macro using either the
WordPerfect driver or the Windows driver, a prompt tells you that this
paper size does not exist and asks if you want to add it.
3.
Choose Add.
4.
Select Portrait orientation and Continuous paper feed. You see the
Envelope Editor screen.
5.
Fill in the appropriate mailing address.
6.
Make sure the box for Print Envelopes is checked and the Select
Envelope Size is 9.5 x 4.12 inches.
7.
You can also include a Return Address, change the margin settings,
and/or change the font with which the envelope is printed. For
Windows, the default font is a Windows font. You may want to select a
TrueType font or another printer font.
8.
After selecting all your options, choose OK. If you are using the
Windows driver, you see this message:
Windows printer driver did not accept the requested
paper size. Document will print on paper size the
printer did select.
9.
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Choose OK to print the envelope. If you are using the WordPerfect
driver, no message appears and the printer prints the envelope.
Application Notes
Appendix B
Printing envelopes other than the first time
1.
Choose the Envelope Macro from the Main Screen.
2.
If you have set up the envelope size, go to Layout and choose Page.
3.
Choose Paper Size. Make sure the size is 9.5 x 4.12 inches and the
diagram shows the paper in wide format. If not, choose Edit and make
the corrections.
4.
Next, you see the Envelope Editor screen. Fill in the appropriate
mailing address.
5.
Make sure the box for Print Envelopes is checked and the Select
Envelope Size is 9.5 x 4.12 inches.
6.
You can also include a Return Address, change the margin settings,
and/or change the font with which the envelope is printed. For
Windows, the default font is a Windows font. You may want to select a
TrueType font or another printer font.
7.
After selecting all your options, choose OK. If you are using the
Windows driver, you see this message:
Windows printer driver did not accept the requested
paper size. Document will print on paper size the
printer did select.
8.
Choose OK to print the envelope. If you are using the WordPerfect
driver, no message appears and the printer prints the envelope.
Application Notes
Works 3.0 for Windows
To print envelopes in Works 3.0 for Windows, follow these steps:
1.
Select Tools.
2.
Select Envelopes and Labels.
3.
Create your envelope.
4.
Go to Page Setup.
5.
Click on Source, Size, and Orientation.
6.
Click on Reset.
7.
Change the Paper Source to Auto Sheet Feeder.
8.
Change the Paper Size to #10 Envelope (9.5 x 4.1).
9.
Change the Orientation to Portrait.
10.
Appendix B
Click on OK.
Application Notes
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Selecting Colors Through Your
Software Applications
This section provides examples of selecting colors through software
applications. For more information on how to add color to your
documents, refer to your application’s manual.
CorelDRAW
With CorelDRAW 3.0 or 4.0 and your BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer, you
can create stunning and colorful drawings that you can print or export to
other Microsoft Windows applications. In CorelDRAW 3.0 or 4.0, make
sure you are in Preview mode by pressing Shift + F9.
Follow these steps to add color to objects in CorelDRAW:
1.
From the tool box, select the printer tool.
2.
With the pointer tool, select the object to which you want to add or
change colors.
3.
After selecting the object, click on the appropriate color in the color
palette on the bottom of the screen. The selected object automatically
changes to this color.
Microsoft Excel
With Microsoft Excel and the BJC-70 Color Bubble Jet Printer, you can
create powerful and professional spreadsheet and graph information. In
Microsoft Excel, you can add colors and patterns to text, the background of
text cells, and graphs.
Microsoft Excel 5.0
Follow these steps to add color to text in Microsoft Excel 5.0:
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1.
Highlight the text cells to which you want to add color.
2.
From the top menu bar, select Format and then select Cells.
3.
In the Cells dialog box, select the Font folder tab.
4.
From the Font dialog box, select the Color drop-down list box.
5.
In the Color drop-down list box, select the color you want to use for
your text.
6.
Click OK in the Font dialog box to apply the color to your text.
Application Notes
Appendix B
Follow these steps to add colors to the background of a cell:
1.
Highlight the cells to which you want to add color.
2.
From the top menu bar, select Format and then select Cells.
3.
In the Cells dialog box, select the Patterns folder tab.
4.
From the Patterns dialog box under Cell Shading, select the color you
want to use for background. Excel shows you a sample of that color in
the dialog box.
5.
From the Pattern drop-down list box, you can select different hatch
patterns for the spreadsheet background.
6.
Click OK to apply the color and pattern to your chart.
1.
Click in the box that contains the graph in your spreadsheet and then
click on the graph.
2.
Click on the portion of the graph where you want to add or change
colors. For a pie chart, click on one of the pieces of the pie. For a bar
chart, select the bar you want to change.
3.
From the top menu bar, select Format and then select Selected Data
Point.
4.
Now select the Patterns folder tab.
5.
In the Area section of the Patterns dialog box, you can change the color
of the selected portion of the chart.
6.
Click OK to apply the new color to your chart.
Microsoft Excel 4.0
Follow these steps to add color to text in Microsoft Excel 4.0:
Appendix B
1.
Highlight the text cells to which you want to add colors.
2.
From the top menu bar, select Format and then select Font.
3.
From the Font dialog box, select the Color drop-down list box.
4.
In the Color drop-down list box, select the color you want to use for
your text.
5.
Click OK in the Font dialog box to apply the color to your text.
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Application Notes
Follow these steps to change the colors of your graphs:
Follow these steps to add colors to the background of a cell:
1.
Highlight the cells to which you want to add color.
2.
From the top menu bar, select Format and then select Patterns.
3.
In the Pattern, Foreground, and Background boxes, select the shading
pattern and the foreground and background colors you want to use.
4.
Click OK to apply the color and pattern to your cell.
Follow these steps to change the colors of your graphs:
1.
Click in the box that contains the graph in your spreadsheet.
2.
Double-click on the portion of the graph where you want to add or
change colors. For a pie chart, double-click on one of the pieces of the
pie. For a bar chart, select the bar you want to change.
3.
From the top menu bar, select Format and then select Patterns.
4.
In the Area box, you can change the pattern and foreground and
background colors of the chart.
5.
Click OK to apply the pattern and colors to your chart.
Microsoft Word for Windows
With Microsoft Word for Windows and the BJC-70, you can create
interesting and professional documents and memos. In Microsoft Word for
Windows, you can add colors to your text to emphasize and highlight
important information.
Word for Windows 6.0
Follow these steps to add color to text in Microsoft Word for
Windows 6.0:
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1.
Select and highlight the text to which you want to add color.
2.
From the top menu, select Format and then select Font.
3.
On the top of the Font dialog box, click on the Font folder tab.
4.
Click on the Color menu bar.
5.
Select the color you want applied to the highlighted text.
6.
Click on OK to apply the color to your text.
Application Notes
Appendix B
Word for Windows 2.0
Follow these steps to add color to text in Microsoft Word for
Windows 2.0:
Select and highlight the text to which you want to add color.
2.
From the top menu, select Format and then select Character.
3.
From the Character dialog box, click on the arrow next to the Color
option.
4.
From the Color drop-down list box, select the color you want for the
highlighted text.
5.
Click on OK to apply the color to your text.
Application Notes
1.
Appendix B
Application Notes
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Application Notes
Appendix B
Glossary
A
AGM
Alternate Graphics Mode. Available in BJ mode for IBM Proprinter X24E
emulation.
All modes pattern
One of the test patterns produced by the printer; all characters available in
each of the different print pitch and style modes are printed.
Automatic emulation switching mode
A printer mode in which the printer automatically changes its control mode
according to data sent from the computer. This function is active when
FUNCTION 19 is ON.
Automatic feed
Refers to the way in which paper is fed into the printer when you use the
built-in sheet feeder.
Automatic power off
A printer mode in which the printer automatically turns off if it is idle for 30
minutes. The printer is idle when no data is received and the operator panel
is not operated. The function is active when FUNCTION 7 is ON.
B
Bidirectional printing
The ability of a printer to print both left to right and right to left. See also
Unidirectional printing.
BJ cartridge
The printing mechanism that contains the print head unit and the ink tanks.
Bold
A characteristic of a printed character that indicates wider, darker
representation. Also referred to as emphasized or double-strike printing.
Bubble Jet printer
An ink-jet type printer that heats the ink to a boiling point in a nozzle to
form a bubble. When the bubble expands, there is no room left in the nozzle
for the ink and the ink is projected onto paper.
Buffer
A temporary storage area in the printer’s memory where data for output is
held until it can be processed. See also Download buffer.
Glossary
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Glossary
BJ mode
The printer control mode in which the printer emulates the IBM Proprinter
X24E. See also Epson LQ mode.
C
Canon extended mode
Canon’s unique printer control mode used by specific application software
to print on the printer.
Centronics
An interface standard for parallel data transmission. The interface on this
printer is a Centronics-type parallel interface.
Character set
A complete collection of the characters and symbols that constitute all the
elements of a language or discipline (mathematics, for example), including
punctuation and numbers, with a one-to-one correspondence to the ASCII
codes 00-7F (hexadecimal). The printer uses these characters to determine
its printing and nonprinting activities after it receives data from the host
computer.
Code page
A set of 256 graphic designs (characters) associated with unique code
values from 0 through 255. Code Page 437 is USA and Code Page 850 is
Multilingual.
Commercial number 10 (COM10)
A common letter-size of business envelope (9.5 x 4.1 inches) in the United
States.
Composite black
The black color formed by mixing cyan, yellow, and magenta ink so that
they appear almost black on a printout.
Condensed
A text print mode that produces a reduced character size (approximately
60% of the width of the original pitch). The printer can produce condensed
text (17 cpi) for 10 cpi and condensed text (20 cpi) for 12 cpi.
Control code
Special data that invokes nonprinting functions of the printer, such as line
feed or carriage return. In the ASCII chart, control codes are represented by
decimal numbers 0-31, 127, 128, 159, and 255.
Courier
One of the fonts resident in this printer. Courier can be printed either fixedspace or proportionally spaced.
cpi
Characters per inch. A unit of measurement relevant to a fixed-space font.
Because all characters have the same width, you can calculate the number
of characters printed per inch.
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Glossary
cpl
Characters per line. A unit of measurement that indicates the number of
characters printed per line.
cps
Characters per second. A unit of measurement that indicates the printer’s
speed.
CYMK
Acronym for cyan, yellow, magenta, and black; the four colors used in the
standard color model of the printing industry. Refers to a method of
specifying color using CYMK color values. (K is used for black because B is
used to represent blue in RGB.)
D
dB(A)
Stands for decibel level (a decibel being a unit of measurement for the
intensity of the sound coming from the printer), adjusted for background
noise.
Dithering
A method by which color dots are combined on a page to produce a wide
spectrum of colors.
Double-high characters
Characters that are twice as tall as the default characters.
Double-strike
One way your printer produces bold characters. Using this method, dots
are placed slightly above the dots previously printed to form a character,
giving the character a thicker appearance. To use the double-strike feature,
your application package must support it.
Download buffer
An area of the printer’s memory that holds downloaded font information.
See also Buffer.
dpi
Dots per inch. A unit of measurement for indicating a printer’s resolution.
Your printer can produce a resolution up to 720 dpi, depending on the
printer control mode and the application you are using.
Glossary
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Glossary
Double-wide characters
Characters that are twice as wide as the default characters. This results in
half as many characters per inch.
E
Economy mode
One of the print quality modes available on this printer. Use this mode for
printing draft text. This mode uses half as much ink as HQ mode.
Emphasized mode
One way your printer produces bold characters. Using this method, dots
are placed slightly to the left of the dots previously printed to form a
character, giving the character a thicker appearance.
Epson LQ mode
The printer control mode in which the printer emulates the Epson LQ-2550
printer. See also BJ mode.
ESCape sequences
Commands beginning with the ESCape character, which are used to
control the printer. The nonprintable ESCape character is followed by a
unique series of letters and numbers that provide instructions to the
printer.
F
Fixed pitch spacing
Equal spacing for each character of the same typeface. In printing a fixed
pitch font, each character, whether narrow or wide, takes up the same
amount of space.
Fixed space font
A font in which all characters take up the same amount of space. An i takes
as much space as a w.
Font
A complete set of characters of the same size and style; a particular
implementation of a typeface. For example, 12-point, Courier bold.
Form feed
A printer function that automatically ejects the current page and advances
the printer to the top of the next page. On this printer, the FF button ejects
the current page, but does not advance the next sheet.
G
Grayscale
Representing color in black and white as a result of different intensities of
color. Different colors and intensities of colors appear as different shades of
gray.
194
Glossary
H
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.
Hexadecimal
Numbers represented to the base 16 (using digits 0 through 9 and A, B, C,
D, E, F). Frequently used in programming and referred to as hex.
Hexadecimal dump mode
Mode used to print out data or commands sent from the host computer to
the printer; information that is useful for debugging programs.
High quality (HQ) mode
One of the print quality modes available on this printer. Use this mode for
most printing needs. Print speed is 173 cps at 10 cpi.
Hue
A color in the color spectrum. Examples are red, green, and violet.
I
Ink jet printer
A nonimpact printer that ejects ink onto paper to form characters. This
printer is a special type of ink jet printer called a Bubble Jet printer.
Ink tank
The special type of ink cartridge housed by the BJ cartridge. The BC-10
Black BJ cartridge houses one black ink tank. The BC-11 Color BJ cartridge
houses one black ink tank and one color ink tank; the color ink tank
contains yellow, magenta, and cyan inks.
Input buffer
An area of the printer’s memory containing the files that have been sent to
the printer.
Glossary
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.
Glossary
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Interface cable
The cable used to create the interface between a printer and a computer.
Interface port
The printer comes with one Centronics, 8-bit, parallel interface port,
located on the back of the printer. You attach the cable that connects your
computer and printer to this port. See also Parallel interface.
Internal fonts
Fonts resident in the printer when it is shipped. See also Resident font.
Italic
A font style distinguished by slanted characters (the upright strokes of the
characters are at an angle to the vertical axis).
L
Landscape orientation
Refers to printing across the length of the page (as opposed to portrait
orientation printing across the width of the page). The term landscape is
derived from pictures of the landscape, which are usually horizontal in
format.
Line feed
A printer function that advances the paper one line.
Line weight
The thickness of lines used in a graphic image or the stroke weight of text
characters.
lpi
Lines per inch. The measurement used in describing the number of lines
that will print within one vertical inch. Most printing is done in 6 or 8 lpi.
M
Manual feed
A method of feeding paper to the printer one sheet at a time.
Multilingual
Refers to Code Page 850 that contains the special character sets used for
foreign languages.
196
Glossary
N
Noise level
See dB(A).
Nonbleed
A special mode in color print quality selection whereby the printer changes
from true black to composite black when directly adjacent to an area of
color.
Nonimpact printer
Printers, such as Bubble Jet, ink jet, thermal, and laser models, that form
characters by means other than striking the character against the paper.
These printers run more quietly than dot matrix and formed-character
printers. Your printer is a nonimpact printer.
Nozzle pattern
A test pattern printed by the printer to check that the print head is firing
correctly.
O
Off-line
The printer’s communication status in which you cannot transfer data from
your computer to the printer. In this mode, you control the printer from the
operator panel.
On-line
The printer’s communication status in which it is being controlled by your
computer and is ready to receive data.
Operator panel
On this printer, the panel containing the buttons used to control the printer
and the various indicator lights. You use this panel to turn the power on or
off, set the printer on-line or off-line, select a print mode, eject a sheet of
paper, clean the print head, and print the test patterns.
Overstrike
On dot matrix and ink jet printers, refers to placing a character twice in the
same place on a page.
Glossary
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Glossary
Overscore
A line printed over a character. See also Underscore.
P
Page orientation
Refers to the direction of print on the page. Printing across the width of a
page is called portrait orientation. Printing across the length of a page is
called landscape orientation.
Parallel interface
An interface that transmits multiple bits simultaneously (usually in onebyte segments). Your printer has a built-in, Centronics-type parallel
interface. See also Interface port.
Pitch
Refers to the number of characters per inch that can be composed using a
fixed space font.
Platen
Printer component that holds the paper in position during ink transfer.
Point size
Character height is defined in points; one point is 1/72 inch. For instance,
this text is printed using a 10-point font.
Portrait orientation
Refers to printing across the width of the page (letter style). This is the
opposite of landscape orientation, which is printing across the length of the
page.
Prestige
One of the fonts resident in this printer. This font, which you can access in
either BJ mode or Epson LQ mode, can be printed in fixed pitch or using
proportional spacing.
Print head
The printing mechanism that contains the print head nozzles (128) and
ejects the ink during printing.
Print head capping
An automatic protection function that prevents the print head and BJ
cartridges from drying out or becoming clogged with dust.
Print mode
A printer state during the printing operation. You can set the following
modes on or off for a combination of print modes: High Quality, Economy,
and Fine.
Printer command
Also called ESCape sequences. See ESCape sequences.
198
Glossary
Printer control mode
This printer has three control modes: Canon Extended mode, BJ mode, and
Epson LQ mode. The printer control mode determines the features the
printer supports.
Printer driver
Software that sends printing instructions to a printer. The printer driver
keeps track of the attributes of a printer and the codes the program must
send to access those attributes.
Printing area
The area of a sheet of paper on which a printer can reproduce text or
graphics (the printing area is smaller than the paper). On this printer, the
printing area varies depending on the type of paper being used.
Proportionally spaced font (PS font)
A font in which each character is given an amount of space proportional to
its size—less for an i and more for a w.
Proportional spacing
The spacing of characters according to the width of each character. This
variable spacing between each character closes up awkward space and
makes text easier to read.
PS
Stands for proportionally spaced.
R
RAM
Random Access Memory. Printer memory that is used for temporary
storage of information you want to print and downloaded fonts.
Resident font
A font that is built into the printer, as opposed to one that must be
downloaded from your computer. Resident fonts are stored in ROM. The
fonts available depend on the printer control mode you are using: BJ mode
or Epson LQ mode. See also Internal fonts.
Resolution
The density of dots for any given output device. Expressed in terms of
dots per inch (dpi). Low resolution causes font characters and graphics to
have a jagged appearance. Higher resolution means smoother curves and
angles as well as a better match to traditional typeface designs. Resolution
values are represented by horizontal data and vertical data, for example,
360 x 360 dpi.
Glossary
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Glossary
Reset
A way to clear printer errors; turn the printer’s power off and then back on
again.
RGB
An acronym for Red, Green, and Blue; the three primary colors used in the
additive process to form a wide spectrum of colors.
Ripple pattern
One of the test patterns produced by this printer. In this test, all characters
are printed in the default font and pitch (as determined by the printer
control mode that has been selected) in a repeating pattern.
ROM
Read Only Memory. You cannot modify this printer memory. When the
printer is turned off, ROM memory remains intact. In this printer, the
default settings and the resident fonts are stored in ROM.
Roman
A font based on the characters used by the Romans, with serifs and long
strokes. By extension, an upright (nonitalic) font.
S
Sans Serif font
A font in which the characters do not have serifs as embellishments. The
Sans Serif font is available in Epson LQ mode only. It can be printed either
in fixed pitch or proportionally spaced.
Saturation
The vividness or amount of a color. See Intensity.
Serif
Short lines crossing and embellishing the ends of a letter’s main strokes.
Serif font
A font in which the letters have serifs as embellishments. Courier and
Prestige are serif fonts.
Smoothing mode
A printer mode in which the printer enhances the horizontal resolution
from 360 dpi to 720 dpi. This function is active when FUNCTION 6 is ON.
Subscript
One or more characters printed one-half line below the normal printing
line. See also Superscript.
Superscript
One or more characters printed one-half line above the normal printing
line. See also Subscript.
200
Glossary
T
Text scale mode
The mode that reduces the line spacing by a factor of 14/15 (from 62 lines
per page to 66 lines per page if line spacing is set to 6 lines per inch). This
provides compatibility with software that assumes 66 lines will fit on each
page.
True black
Contrary to composite black, true black color on a printout is obtained with
the use of black ink.
TrueType font
The scalable font technology built into Microsoft Windows 3.1. It offers you
the same font images both on computer displays and printer outputs.
Typeface
The printed design of characters. For instance, Courier, Script, and Roman
typefaces all print characters of different designs.
Typestyle
Refers to how the typeface appears: slanted (italic) or upright.
U
Underscore
A line printed under a character. See also Overscore.
Glossary
Unidirectional printing
Printing in one direction only, left to right. See also Bidirectional printing.
Glossary
201
202
Glossary
Index
button: 13
button: 13
360 dpi: 152, 175
360 x 360 dpi: 2
720 dpi: 152, 175
720 x 360 dpi: 2–3
O/●
A
Back print film: 35–36, 171
BF-102: 5, 35
mode: 57
Background printing: 70
Banding: 60
Battery case: 159
examining: 160
attaching: 161–163
removing: 169–170
specifications: 177
Battery pack
capacity: 167
charging: 159
compartment: 160, 162, 169
disposing: 159
guidelines: 159
installing: 159–170
NB-300: 6
removing: 169–170
specifications: 177
using: 159–170
Battery switch, battery case:
159–160, 166
BBS: 7
BC-10 Black BJ cartridge: 4, 16, 105,
176 See also BJ cartridges
BC-11 Color BJ cartridge: 4, 16, 105,
176 See also BJ cartridges
BCI-10 Black ink tank: 4, 105
See also Ink tanks
BCI-11 Black ink tank: 4, 105
See also Ink tanks
BCI-11 Color ink tank: 5, 105
See also Ink tanks
Beeper: 150
Benefits, printer: 2–3
BF-102, back print film: 5, 35
See also Back print film
Bidirectional printing: 150, 172
Index
AC adapter: 10, 97–98, 163–165
attaching: 14
receptacle: 161
AC outlet: 14
AC power receptacle: 12, 14
battery case: 160
Accessing, Color Advisor: 75–76
Accessories: 4–6
Acoustic noise level: 176
All characters chart: 174
All modes pattern: 46
Alternate Graphics Mode: 150, 152,
154
AmiPro, printing envelopes: 179
Application programs: 53
MS-DOS, setting up: 71–73
notes: 179–189
selecting colors: 186–189
Applying colors, Color Advisor:
81–82
Attaching
AC adapter: 14
battery case: 161–163
Audience, Color Advisor: 80
Authorized Service Facility (ASF):
8, 117
Auto feed guidelines: 40
Auto sheet feeder: See Sheet feeder
Automatic
carriage return: 152, 154
emulation switching mode: 150,
152, 155–156, 175
line feed: 150, 152, 154, 156
power off: 150, 152–153, 156
Avoiding, spilling ink: 104
B
Index
203
BJ cartridges: 2, 4–5, 10, 98
choosing: 16
container: 2, 5, 10, 51–52, 103
guidelines: 102–106
handling: 104
installing: 16–21
life expectancy: 176
maintenance: 103–104
replacing: 107–110
specifications: 176
storing: 51–52
unpacking: 19–20
BJ mode: 71–72, 93, 147, 150–155,
173–175
BJC-70 icon, Visual Guide: 27
Black and white option: 58
Black BJ cartridge: 2
See also BJ cartridges
BPF film: 171 See also Back
print film
Buffer: 150–154, 156, 175
Bulletin board services: 7
C
Canadian support: 7
Canon
Accessories: 6–7
Authorized Service Facility
(ASF): 8, 117
Back Print Film BF-102: 5, 35, 171
Coated Paper LC-101: 5, 35, 171
Extended mode: 72, 151, 173
Peripherals Forum: 7
Portable Kit: 159
referral service: 4
Transparencies CF-102: 5, 35, 171
Windows Driver, Visual Guide,
and Color Advisor diskettes:
10
Capacity, ink tanks: 105, 176
Carriage return: 152, 154, 156
Carrying case: 50
CARTRIDGE button: 13, 21, 107,
110–111, 113
Cartridge holder: 19, 97
Cell composition: 174
Centronics-compatible parallel
interface cable: 10, 15
CF-102, transparencies: 5, 35
See also Transparencies
Character pitch: 150
204
Character set: 150–152, 154–155,
157, 174
Set 1: 150, 154, 174
Set 2: 154, 174
Characters per line: 174–175
Charge capacity, optimizing: 167
CHARGE light, battery case: 160,
164, 168
Charging
battery pack: 163–164
time: 177
Check list, troubleshooting: 115–117
Cleaning
print head: 101–102
printer: 99–100
CLEANING button: 13, 101
Clearing paper jams: 144–145
Coated papers: 35–36, 171
LC-101: 5, 35
mode: 56
Code Pages: 150, 152, 154–156, 174
Color
option: 58
output: 2
Color Advisor: 3, 76–77, 83
accessing: 75–76
applying colors: 81–82
command buttons: 83
defining objectives: 79–81
dialog box: 76–77
document types: 79
installing: 25–26
moving around document: 83
option: 59
Paint Box: 81
selecting colors: 81–82
using: 75–83
Color BJ cartridge: 2
See also BJ cartridges
Color Palette, Color Advisor: 82
Color Picker, Color Advisor: 82
Color printing
full spectrum: 67
problems: 134–136
quick: 66
Colorizing documents: 3, 78
See also Color Advisor
Command buttons, Color Advisor:
83
Commercial number 10 (COM10)
envelopes: 41, 171, 173
See also Envelopes
Index
D
Data
format: 175
indicator: 39, 86
Default settings: 149–151
Defining
document type, Color Advisor:
79, 81
objectives, Color Advisor: 79–81
Demo pattern: 24
Design, printer: 2
Dialog box, Color Advisor: 76–77
Diffusion halftones: 63, 68
Dimensions, printer: 11, 176
Direction, print: 150
Discharged battery: 163
Discharging, battery pack: 167–168
Display, operator panel: 13
DL envelopes: 41 See also Envelopes
Document
menu button, Color Advisor:
76–77
moving around, Color Advisor:
83
printing: 65
type, Color Advisor: 79, 81
viewing area, Color Advisor:
76–77
Documentation
and diskettes: 10
using: iii
Index
Dots per inch (dpi): 2
Double-high typeface: 73
Double-wide typeface: 73
Download buffer: 150–154, 156, 175
Draft
font: 94
typeface: 73, 174
Drivers: See Printer drivers
E
Eco mode: See Economy mode
Economy mode: 60, 89, 172, 174
Ejecting paper: 88
Emphasized typeface: 73
Emulation
printer: 147, 173
switching mode: 150, 152,
155–156, 175
Envelopes: 171, 173
printing: 41–43
printing area: 173
Epson
Graphics: 151, 156–157
Italics: 156-157
LQ mode: 71–72, 93, 147, 151,
156–157, 173–175
LQ printers: 93
LQ-2550 printer: 173
Errors, indicated on display:
118–121
ESCape
character: 74
sequences: 74
European DL envelopes: 41, 171,
173 See also Envelopes
Examining
battery case: 160
printer: 12–13
Extensive cleaning, print head: 101
F
Factory default settings: 149–151
Fax
number: 7
retrieval system: 7
Features, printer: 2–3
Feeding paper: 88
FF button: 13, 88
Film cable: 19
205
Index
Compact design: 2
CompuServe: 7
Computer system: 25
connecting: 15
Configuration requirements,
computer: 25
Connect, printer to computer: 15
Control codes: 74
Control modes: 71–73
selecting: 93
Conventions, manual: v
CorelDRAW, selecting colors: 186
Courier typeface: 73, 94, 150, 174
Current printer settings: 13
verifying: 148–149
Customer support: 7
Customizing, printer: 147–157
Cut sheet paper: 36
Fine mode: 60, 89
First print line: 150–151
Font
packages: 45
pattern: 48
selecting: 94
Font typeface: 150
lock mode: 150, 152–153, 156
Foreground printing: 70
Form feeding: 88
Frequency: 14
Front cover: 12, 18
Full spectrum printing: 67
FUNCTION settings: 30–31, 95,
147–157
G
Glossary: 191–201
Gothic
font: 94
typeface: 174
Graphic image print: 175
Graphics
character set: 151, 156–157, 174
printing: 3
Grayscale option: 58
Guidelines
auto feed: 40
battery pack: 159
BJ cartridges: 102–106
loading paper: 36
locating printer: 11
printer: 97
H
Halftone option: 62–63
Halftones, diffusion: 68
Hardware: 10
Help
desk: 7, 117
program: 61
High quality ink: 2
High Quality mode: 60, 89, 150, 172,
174
Home position: 21, 34, 98, 103
206
Horizontal
margins: 150
print position: 152, 156
tab stops: 150
HQ mode: See High Quality mode
Humidity: 176
I
IBM
character sets: 174
Proprinter X24E printer: 93, 147,
173
USA code page: 150, 154–155
Improving print speed, Windows:
68
Ink
color: 176
contents: 176
gauge: 95
high quality: 2
low warning: 95–96, 150, 152,
155–156
using: 106
Ink tanks: 2, 4–5, 10, 98
capacity: 105
maintenance: 103–104
replacing: 111–113
run out of ink: 105
specifications: 176
Input buffer: 150–154, 156, 175
Installing
battery pack: 159–170
BJ cartridge: 16–21
printer driver: 25–29
TrueType fonts: 28–29
Intensity: 64
Interface: 175 See also Parallel
interface
Interface cable: 10, 15
compartment, battery case: 160
Interface cover, battery case: 160,
165
International character set: 151,
156–157
Italic typeface: 73
Italics character set: 156–157, 174
Index
L
N
Landscape: 61
font capabilities: 45
orientation: 45
LC-101, coated paper: 5, 35
See also Coated papers
LCD display: 12, 34
Left margin: 152
Legal-size paper, printing: 44
Line feed
pitch: 173
feed speed: 172
Line printers: 31–32
processing: 31
Line spacing: 150
Loading, paper: 22–23, 36–40
Locating, printer: 11
Low ink warning: 95–96, 150, 152,
155–156
NB-300: See Battery pack
NiMH Battery Pack NB-300:
See Battery pack
NK-300: See Portable Kit
Normal mode: 60
Nozzle pattern: 47
Number of characters per line:
174–175
Maintaining, printer: 97–114
Managing, printer features: 30–31
Manual
contents: iv
conventions: v
using: iii
Margins: 150, 152
Media type option: 56
Memory: 31–32, 68–69, 153–154
requirements: 25
MENU button: 13, 24, 48, 89, 92–94,
147
Menu mode: 87, 147
Microsoft
Excel, selecting colors: 186–188
Publisher, printing envelopes:
180–181
Microsoft Windows
environment: 3
printing envelopes: 179–185
Microsoft Word for Windows
printing envelopes: 182–183
selecting colors: 188–189
Monitor type: 64
Monochrome printing, quick: 67
Mounting screw, battery case:
160–161
MS-DOS applications: 95, 155
setting up: 71–73
Index
Objective buttons, Color Advisor:
76–77
Objectives, Color Advisor: 79–81
Occasion, Color Advisor: 80
OHP film: 5 See also Back print film
ON LINE button: 13
ON LINE light: 13
On-line documentation: iii, 3
One-half Reduction mode: 91
Operating environment: 176
Operational problems: 121–123
Operator panel: 12–13, 30
display: 86–87
using: 85–96
Optimizing, charge capacity: 167
Orange cap and tape: 20
Orientation: 45, 61
Other
paper mode: 57
selections: 61
Over head projection film: 5
See also Back print film
P
Page
length: 150, 152
orientation: 61
printer: 31–32
Paint box, Color Advisor: 76–78, 81
Paper
feeding: 88
handling: 2, 171
jams, clearing: 144–145
loading: 22–23, 36–40
loading problems: 128–130
path: 36
printing area: 172
weight: 171
207
Index
M
O
Paper guide: 12, 23
Paper size: 44, 171
option: 55
Paper source option: 57
Paper support: 12, 97
Paper type: 171
selecting: 35–36
Parallel interface: 175
cable: 10, 15
connector: 165
port: 12
Pattern 1 and 2, halftone: 63
Pitch: 174
Plain paper: 35–36, 150
mode: 56
Platen: 40
cleaning: 100
Portable Kit NK-300: 6, 50, 159
kit, specifications: 177
See also Battery pack
Portrait orientation: 45, 61
Power
connector, battery case: 160
consumption: 176
off, automatic: 150, 152–153, 156
source: 176
supply: 14
POWER button: 13, 34
Prestige typeface: 73, 94, 174
Print
color option: 58
density: 36, 40
dimensions, Reduction mode:
90–91
direction: 150
media: 5, 35, 150
modes, selecting: 89–90
speed: 2, 171
width: 172
Print head: 2, 98, 176
cleaning: 101–102
nozzles: 98, 101
Print Manager, Windows: 26, 68
using: 69–70
Print quality: 2, 150
option: 60
problems: 131–133
Print Setup option: 54
208
Printer
cleaning: 99–100
compatibility, software: 74
connecting: 15
customizing: 147–157
dimensions: 11, 176
emulation: 147
examining: 12–13
features: 2–3, 30–31
guidelines: 97
locating: 11
maintaining: 97–114
modes: 85
problems: 115–145
servicing: 8
setting up: 9–32
setup within Windows: 54–70
specifications: 171–177
status: 85
storing: 114
traveling: 50–51
troubleshooting: 115–145
turning on/off: 33–34
unpacking: 9–10
using: 33–52
using battery pack: 165–166
weight: 176
Printer control mode: 93, 150, 173
selecting: 72–73
Printer driver
installing: 25–29
selecting: 71–73
Printer settings: 13, 34, 54–69,
148–149
default: 149–151
Printers, line vs. page: 31–32
Printing
characters: 174
direction: 172
disabled: 87
document: 65
envelopes: 41–43
envelopes, Microsoft Windows:
179–185
from Windows: 29
landscape orientation: 45
legal-size paper: 44
method: 171
options, selecting: 55–61
problems: 124–127
speed, versus color: 66–69
test patterns: 24, 46–49
with low battery: 167
Index
Q
Quick
cleaning, print head: 101
color printing: 66
monochrome printing: 67
Quick Start Guide: iii, 10
R
RAM: 31–32 See also Memory
Rear illumination: 5
See also Back print film
Recoverable errors: 118, 120
Reduction mode: 150
selecting: 92
using: 90–92
REFRESH
light, battery case: 160, 168
switch, battery case: 160, 167
Registration card: 10
Removing
battery case: 169–170
battery pack: 169–170
Replacing
BJ cartridge: 107–110
ink tank: 111–113
Resident printer control modes: 3,
173
Resolution: 175
Ripple pattern: 47
Roman typeface: 73, 94, 174
S
Sans Serif typeface: 73
SB-10 BJ cartridge container: 5
See also BJ cartridges, container
Screen matching: 68
Screen-matched
advisor option: 59
color option: 59
Script typeface: 73, 94, 174
Index
Selecting
control mode: 93
font: 94
location: 11
paper types: 35–36
print mode: 89–90
printer control mode: 72–73
printer driver: 71–72
printer settings: 54–69
printing options: 55–61
Reduction mode: 92
Selecting colors
Color Advisor: 81–82
software applications: 186–189
Serial number: 12, 118
Service call errors: 118, 120–121
Servicing, printer: 8
Setting, Color Advisor: 81
Setting up
MS-DOS applications: 71–73
printer: 9–32
SETUP program: 26–27
SETUP.EXE program: 25
Sheet feeder: 12, 22–23
capacity: 36, 171
Slashed zero: 150
typeface: 73
Smoothing mode: 3, 60, 150,
152–153, 156, 175
Software
compatibility: 3
printer compatibility: 74
using printer: 53–74
Software applications: 30, 71, 85
notes: 179–189
selecting colors: 186–189
Space requirements: 11
Special options: 62–64
Specifications: 171–177
portable kit: 177
Spilling ink, avoiding: 104
Starting
print head cleaning: 101
test patterns: 48–49
Storing
BJ cartridge: 51–52
printer: 114
Style, Color Advisor: 80
Supplies: 4–7
Switching mode, emulation: 150,
152, 155–156, 175
209
Index
Printing area
paper: 172
envelopes: 173
Problems, printer: 115–145
Programmer’s Manual: 6
Proof of purchase: 8, 10
T
V
Tab stops: 150
Temperature: 176
Test patterns, printing: 24, 46–49
Text scale mode: 150, 152–153, 156
Thick paper: 36
Top cover: 12
Top margin: 150, 152–153, 156
Transparencies CF-102: 5, 35–36,
171
Transparency mode: 57
Traveling, with printer: 50–51
Troubleshooting: 115–145
check list: 115–117
TrueType fonts: 3, 174
Font Pack diskette: 10
installing: 28–29
Turning on/off, printer: 33–34
Two-thirds Reduction mode: 90
Typeface lock mode: 150, 152–153,
156
Typefaces: 174
printer control modes: 73
Verifying, current settings: 148–149
Vertical
margins: 150
tab stops: 150
Visual Guide: iii, 3
installing: 25–26
using: 27
Voltage: 14
battery: 177
U
U.S. Commercial number 10
envelopes: 41 See also Envelopes
Unidirectional printing: 172
Universal Adapter AD-350U: 6, 50
Unpacking, printer: 9–10
USA character set: 151, 157
User defined paper size: 55
User’s Manual: iii, 10
Using
battery pack: 159–170
BJC-70 Windows driver: 28
Color Advisor: 75–83
ink: 106
low ink warning function: 95–96
operator panel: 85–96
printer: 33–52
printer with battery pack:
165–166
printer with software: 53–73
reduction modes: 90–92
Visual Guide: 27
Windows Print Manager: 69–70
210
W
Warnings: 118–119
Warranty: 8, 10
Weight, printer: 176
Windows
driver: 28
environment: 3
improving print speed: 68
Print Manager: 26
Print Manager, using: 70
printer driver, installing: 25–26
printer setup: 54–70
printing: 29
printing envelopes: 179–185
problems: 137–143
recommended settings: 69
WordPerfect, printing envelopes:
183–185
Works for Windows, printing
envelopes: 185
X
X-ray machines: 50
Z
Zero, slashed: 150
Index
FCC Regulations
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
❏
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
❏
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
❏
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
❏
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should
be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B
of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing
equipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus,” ICES-003 of the Industry
and Science Canada.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme
sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques,” NMB-003 édictée par
l’Industrie et Sciences Canada.
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