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Photo Printer
Quick Start Guide
series
The following ink tanks are compatible with this product.
For information on product specifications, please visit our website at
www.usa.canon.com
QT5-1438-V01 XXXXXXXX © CANON INC. 2008 PRINTED IN THAILAND
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Getting Help from Canon
Help Us Help You Better
Before you contact Canon, please record the following information.
Serial Number (located on the back of the product): _____________________________________
Model Number (located on the top of the product): ______________________________________
Setup CD-ROM number (located on the CD-ROM):______________________________________
Purchase Date: __________________________________________________________________
Customer Technical Support Sequence*
1.Internet — www.canontechsupport.com
For quick and comprehensive self-help in an intuitively guided interactive troubleshooting
environment, the place to start is our helpful tech support web site. In addition, the latest
driver downloads, answers to frequently asked questions, product information, and “where to
buy” instructions are found here.
2.Email Tech Support — www.canontechsupport.com
For individual attention to a special issue, try emailing our friendly technical support
representatives, specially trained to communicate quick, easy, and logical solutions to your
inquiries within 24 hours.
3.Toll-Free Live Tech Support — (1-800-828-4040)
This option provides live telephone technical support, free of service charges, Monday-
Saturday (excluding holidays), during your product’s 1 year limited warranty period.
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) support is available at (1-866-251-3752).
4.Extended Service and Support — www.canonesp.com
Canon CarePAK Extended Service Plan is a cost-attractive and easy-to-use extended
service program that provides up to three full years of service and support coverage at a very
attractive price. CarePAK offers toll-free Canon technical support and includes Canon’s
superb InstantExchange product replacement program. For further information about
extending your Canon service and support, call (1-800-385-2155), or visit our Web site at
www.canonesp.com. CarePAK must be purchased during your product’s warranty period.
For more information and updated program specifics, please visit our web site at
www.canontechsupport.com.
* Support program specifics are subject to change without notice.
Ordering Information
For additional supplies, use the following descriptions and order numbers.
Description Order #
FINE Cartridges
PGI-35 Black 1509B002
CLI-36 Color 1511B002
Canon Specialty Papers
All Occasion Photo Cards (4" x 8"/ 50 sheets) 1029A069
Glossy Photo Paper Credit Card Size (100 sheets) 9157A023
High Resolution Paper (8.5" x 11"/ 100 sheets) 1033A011
Matte Photo Paper (4" x 6"/ 120 sheets) 7981A014
Matte Photo Paper (8.5" x 11"/ 50 sheets) 7981A004
Photo Paper Glossy (4" x 6"/ 50 sheets) 0775B021
Photo Paper Glossy (4" x 6"/ 100 sheets) 0775B022
Photo Paper Glossy (8.5" x 11"/ 50 sheets) 0775B023
Photo Paper Glossy (8.5" x 11"/ 100 sheets) 0775B024
Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (5" x 7"/ 10 sheets) 9981A006
Photo Paper Plus Double Sided (8.5" x 11"/ 10 sheets) 9981A005
Photo Paper Plus Double Sided Album Kit (5" x 7") 0041B005
Photo Paper Plus Double Sided Album Kit (8.5" x 11") 0041B006
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (4" x 6"/ 50 sheets) 7980A012
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (4" x 6"/ 120 sheets) 7980A022
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (5" x 7"/ 20 sheets) 7980A019
Photo Paper Plus Glossy (8.5" x 11"/ 20 sheets) 7980A006
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (4" x 6"/ 50 Sheets) 2311B022
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (4" x 6"/ 100 Sheets) 2311B023
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (4" x 6"/ 400 Sheets) 2311B031
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (5" x 7"/ 20 Sheets) 2311B024
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (8" x 10"/ 20 Sheets) 2311B025
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II (8.5" x 11"/ 20 Sheets) 2311B001
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (4" x 6"/ 50 sheets) 1686B014
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (8" x 10"/ 20 sheets) 1686B017
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss (8.5" x 11"/ 20 sheets) 1686B020
Photo Paper Pro (8" x 10"/ 20 sheets) 1029A059
Photo Paper Pro (8.5" x 11"/ 15 sheets) 1029A004
Photo Stickers (16 stickers/sheet, 5 sheets/pack) 0001C001
Call 1-800-OK-CANON to locate a dealer near you, or visit the Canon eStore at
www.estore.usa.canon.com.
© 2008 Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and may be a registered trademark
or trademarks in other countries. All other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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Photo Printer
Quick Start Guide
series
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© CANON INC.2008
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be transmitted or copied in any form whatsoever
without the express written permission.
Disclaimer
Canon U.S.A., Inc. has reviewed this manual thoroughly in order that it will be an easy-to-use
guide to your Canon PIXMA iP100 series Photo 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, representation or warranties concerning the products
described.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Depending on your application program, operations may differ. For details, refer to the instruction
manual of your application. The steps described in this manual are in Windows Vista™ operating
system Ultimate Edition (hereafter referred to as “Windows Vista”) and Mac® OS X v.10.4.x.
All information regarding non-Canon products was compiled from publicly available information. No
representation is made regarding the accuracy thereof.
As an ENERGY STAR®
Partner, Canon Inc. has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
About Consumables
Consumables (ink tanks / FINE Cartridges) are available for 5 years after production has stopped.
Trademarks
z “Microsoft” is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
z “Windows” is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
z “Windows Vista” is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
z “Macintosh” and “Mac” are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
z “IrDA Feature Trademark” is owned by the Infrared Data Association and used under license
therefrom.
z “Bluetooth” is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Canon Inc.
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Table of Contents
1
Introduction.....................................................2
Safety Precautions .........................................3
Before Using the Printer ................................6
Included Items ................................................6
Accessories ....................................................7
Turning the Printer On and Off .......................8
Loading Printing Paper .................................10
Printing from Your Computer......................18
Printing with Windows...................................18
Printing with Macintosh.................................19
Printing Photographs Directly
from a Compliant Device.......................20
Printing Photographs Directly
from a Compliant Device ..............................20
About PictBridge Print Settings.....................22
Routine Maintenance ...................................24
When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors
Are Incorrect .................................................24
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern................25
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern ...........27
Print Head Cleaning......................................28
Print Head Deep Cleaning............................31
Aligning the Print Head.................................33
Replacing an Ink Tank..................................43
Keeping the Best Printing Results ................49
Cleaning Your Printer ...................................50
Troubleshooting ...........................................57
Cannot Install the Printer Driver....................58
Cannot Connect to Computer Properly.........60
Print Results Not Satisfactory.......................61
Printer Does Not Start...................................64
Printer Moves But Ink Is Not Ejected............65
Paper Does Not Feed Properly.....................65
Paper Jams...................................................66
Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange........................67
Power Lamp Flashes Green and Alarm
Lamp Flashes Orange Alternately ................69
Message Appears on the Computer
Screen ..........................................................70
Error Message Appears on a PictBridge
Compliant Device..........................................74
Cannot Print Properly through Infrared
Communication.............................................75
Cannot Print Properly via Bluetooth
Communication.............................................75
Appendix .......................................................76
Carrying the Printer.......................................76
Traveling Abroad with the Printer .................76
How to Use the Documentation Provided.....77
Reading the On-screen Manuals..................78
Solution Menu (Windows Only) ....................79
My Printer (Windows Only)...........................79
Specifications ...............................................80
Users in the U.S.A........................................82
For California, USA only...............................85
Index.............................................................. 86
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2 Introduction
Introduction
This Quick Start Guide uses the following symbols to indicate important information. Always observe
the instructions indicated by these symbols.
Warning
Instructions that, if ignored, could result in death or serious personal injury caused by incorrect operation of
the equipment. These must be observed for safe operation.
Caution
Instructions that, if ignored, could result in personal injury or material damage caused by incorrect
operation of the equipment. These must be observed for safe operation.
Important
Instructions that must be observed for safe operation.
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Safety Precautions
Safety Precautions
Please read the safety warnings and cautions provided in this manual to ensure that you use the
printer safely. Do not attempt to use the printer in any way not described in this manual.
Warning
z This product emits low level magnetic flux. If you use a cardiac pacemaker and feel abnormalities,
please move away from this product and consult your doctor.
z You may cause an electric shock, fire, or damage the printer if you ignore any of these safety
precautions.
Choosing a location Do not place the printer close to flammable solvents such as alcohol or thinners.
Power supply Never attempt to plug in or unplug the printer from the power supply when your hands are wet.
Always push the plug all the way into the power outlet.
Never damage, modify, stretch or excessively bend or twist
the universal AC adapter and power cord. Do not place
heavy objects on the power cord.
Never plug the printer into a power socket that is shared with
other equipment (extension lead/cord, 2- or 3-way adapter,
etc.).
Never use the printer if the power cord is bundled or knotted.
If you detect smoke, unusual smells or strange noises around the printer, immediately unplug the
printer at the power supply and call for service.
Periodically, unplug the printer and use a dry cloth to wipe off
any dust or dirt collected on the plug and the power outlet. If
the printer is placed at a location exposed to a lot of dust,
smoke, or high humidity, the dust collected on the plug
absorbs moisture and may cause insulation failure and fire.
If you hear thunder, disconnect the power supply of the printer and refrain from using it. Leaving
the printer plugged in may cause fire, electric shock, or damage to the printer, depending on the
thunder storm.
Use the power cable included with the printer.
Use only power supplies listed in the user instructions (Canon AC Adapter: K30287, Li-ion Battery
Pack: K30274, Car Adapter: K30275).
Do not use them for other products.
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4 Safety Precautions
Cleaning the printer Use a damp cloth to clean the printer. Never use flammable
solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners.
If flammable solvents come in contact with electrical
components inside the printer, it could cause a fire or electric
shock.
Always unplug the printer from the power outlet before cleaning the printer.
If you accidentally switch the printer on while cleaning it, you could injure yourself or damage the
printer.
Maintaining the
printer
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the printer. There are no user serviceable parts inside the
printer.
The printer contains high-voltage components. Never attempt any maintenance procedure not
described in this guide.
Working around the
printer
Do not use highly flammable sprays near the printer.
This could cause a fire or electric shock if the spray comes into contact with electrical components
inside the printer.
Caution
You may cause injury or damage the printer if you ignore any of these safety precautions.
Choosing a location Do not install the printer in a location that is unstable or subject to excessive vibration.
Do not install the printer in locations that are very humid or dusty, in direct sunlight, outdoors, or
close to a heating source.
To avoid the risk of fire or electric shocks, install the printer in a location with an ambient
temperature range of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) and humidity of 10% to 90% (condensation free).
Do not place the printer on a thick rug or carpet.
Power supply Ensure that the area around the power outlet is kept clear at
all times so you can easily unplug the power cord if
necessary.
Never remove the plug by pulling on the cord.
Do not use an extension lead/cord.
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Safety Precautions
Working around the
printer
Never put your hands or fingers in the printer while it is printing.
Do not carry or store the printer with the front of printer (the
Paper Output Slot Cover side) down.
A failure can result.
Do not place any object on the printer.
Do not place metal objects (paper clips, staples, etc.) or containers of flammable solvents (alcohol,
thinners, etc.) on top of the printer.
If any foreign object (metal or liquid) fall into the printer, unplug the power cord and call for service.
Print Heads and ink
tanks
Keep ink tanks out of the reach of children.
In case ink is accidentally licked or swallowed, rinse out mouth or give one or two glasses of water
to drink.
If irritation or discomfort occurs, obtain medical advice immediately.
In case ink gets in contact with eyes, rinse with water immediately.
In case ink gets in contact with skin, wash with soap and water immediately.
If irritation to eyes or skin persists, obtain medical advice immediately.
Do not shake Print Heads or ink tanks.
Ink may leak out and stain clothing or the surrounding area.
Never touch the electrical contacts on a Print Head after
printing. The metal parts may be very hot and could cause
burns.
Do not throw ink tanks into fire.
Universal AC Adapter When you pack the universal AC adapter for travel or storage, never wrap the cord around the
body of the AC adapter to prevent the cord from splitting or separating from the body of the AC
adapter and causing a short circuit.
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6 Before Using the Printer
Before Using the Printer
Included Items
Check that all the following items are in the box. If anything is missing or damaged, contact your
Canon Service representative.
z Printer
z Setup CD-ROM
z Easy Setup Instructions (Setup Sheet)
z Quick Start Guide
z Print Head
z Ink tanks (PGI-35 Black, CLI-36 Color)
z Universal AC Adapter
z Power cord
z Additional documents
* A USB cable is necessary to connect the printer with your computer.
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Before Using the Printer
Accessories
The following accessories are available for this printer. Confirm the product names when you
purchase the accessories.
* Certain accessories may not be available in some countries or regions.
„ Portable Kit LK-62 series
This kit allows you to use the Canon printer in location where a power outlet is unavailable. The
kit contains a battery pack (A) and a battery attachment (B). To charge the battery, load the
battery pack in the battery attachment, and attach it to the printer, and then connect the AC
adapter to the printer. For details, refer to the kit’s instruction manual.
„ Power Cord for Universal AC Adapter
„ Canon Automobile Power Unit PU-200U
This accessory allows you to supply power from a cigarette lighter outlet of a car to your printer
for operation or battery charging.
„ Bluetooth Unit BU-30
This accessory allows you to print wireless from a Bluetooth device.
For further information on the installation or the Bluetooth settings, refer to the Bluetooth Guide
on-screen manual.
(A)
(B)
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8 Before Using the Printer
Turning the Printer On and Off
Turn on the printer before printing.
„ Turning on the Printer
1 Open the Rear Tray Cover.
The Paper Output Slot Cover will open automatically.
2 Press the Power button.
The Power lamp flashes green, and changes to
steady, non-flashing light.
3 Turn on your computer.
Note
If preparatory operations below are not complete, follow your setup sheet to complete them.
z The Print Head and ink tanks are set into place.
z The printer is connected to your computer (or a compatible device).
z The printer driver is installed.
Important
z If you use the battery, make sure that it is charged.
For details, refer to the battery’s instruction
manual.
z If the Alarm lamp begins to flash orange, see
“Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 67.
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Before Using the Printer
„ Turning off the Printer
1 To turn off the printer, press the Power
button.
When the Power lamp stops flashing, the printer is
turned off.
This takes a few seconds or as long as around 30
seconds.
Note
Auto Power Off Feature
You can set the printer to turn off automatically.
Set this setting in the Maintenance sheet of the printer
driver in Windows®
, and in the Canon IJ Printer
Utility on a Macintosh®
. For setting details, refer to the
PC Printing Guide on-screen manual.
Important
When turning off the printer
Follow the procedure below to turn off the printer.
1. Confirm that the Power lamp on the printer
has gone out.
2. Unplug the power plug from the wall outlet or
switch off the power outlet strip.
When you press the Power button to turn off the
printer, the printer automatically puts a protective cap
on the Print Head to prevent the ink from drying. If you
remove the power plug or switch off the power outlet
strip before the Power lamp goes out, this capping will
not be done properly, causing the Print Head to dry
and clog.
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Loading Printing Paper
This section describes how to load printing paper in the Rear Tray.
„ Using Specialty Media
Canon recommends that you use Canon genuine media to ensure optimal print quality.
z Photo Quality Media
z Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use”
z Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss
z Photo Paper Plus Glossy
z Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
z Photo Paper Plus Double Sided
z Photo Paper Pro
z Matte Photo Paper
z Photo Stickers
z Media Suited for Business
Documents
z High Resolution Paper
z Super White Paper
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Before Using the Printer
„ Paper Handling
z Recommended Paper and Requirements
*1 Paper with a Model Number is Canon specialty media. Refer to the instruction manual
supplied with the paper for detailed information on the printable side and notes on handling
paper. For information on the paper sizes available for each Canon genuine paper, visit our
website. You may not be able to purchase some Canon genuine papers depending on the
country or region of purchase. Paper is not sold in the US by Model Number. Purchase
paper by name.
*2 If the corners or edges of the paper are smudged, try to print with the Paper Thickness Lever
set to the left. It may improve print quality.
Reset the Paper Thickness Lever when you finish printing.
For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Front View” in “Main Components” of the
User’s Guide on-screen manual.
*3 Proper feeding of paper may not be possible at the maximum capacity depending on the
type of paper or environmental conditions (either very high or low temperature and humidity).
In such cases, reduce the sheets of paper you load at a time to around half (around 0.1
inches / 2.5 mm in paper stack height).
*4 We recommend that you remove the previously printed sheet from the Paper Output Slot
Cover before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.
*5 When loading paper in stacks, the print side may be marked as it is fed in or sheets may be
stuck to one another causing them not to be fed properly. In this case, load one sheet at a
time.
Media Type Model*1 PaperSupport
Load Limit
Limit of
the
Outputted
Paper
Paper
Thickness
Lever*2
Printer Driver
Setting for Media
Type
Plain Paper*3
— Around 50
sheets
Around 10
sheets
Right Plain Paper
Envelopes — 10 envelopes 5 envelope Left Envelope
High Resolution
Paper
HR-101N 30 sheets 10 sheets Right High Resolution
Paper
Super White Paper SW-201 40 sheets 10 sheets Right Plain Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
“Everyday Use”*5
GP-501 10 sheets
*4 Right Glossy Photo Paper
Matte Photo Paper MP-101 Right Matte Photo Paper
Photo Paper
Glossy*5
GP-502 Right Glossy Photo Paper
Photo Paper Plus
Semi-gloss*5
SG-201 Right Photo Paper Plus
Semi-gloss
Photo Paper Pro*5
PR-101 Right Photo Paper Pro
Photo Paper Plus
Glossy*5
PP-101 Right Photo Paper Plus
Glossy
Photo Paper Plus
Glossy II
PP-201 Right Photo Paper Plus
Glossy II
Photo Paper Plus
Double Sided*6
PP-101D 1 sheet Right Photo Paper Plus
Double Sided
Photo Stickers*7 PS-101 1 sheet Right Glossy Photo Paper
T-Shirt Transfers TR-301 1 sheet Left T-Shirt Transfers
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*6 This paper cannot be used in Macintosh.
*7 When printing photos to sticker paper from a mobile phone or PDA via infrared
communication or Bluetooth communication, be sure to select Sticker Paper in Paper Size
on the Canon Setup Utility. Refer to “Setting the Page Size, Media Type, and Layout When
Printing from a Mobile Phone or a PDA” in “Printing through Wireless Communication” of the
User’s Guide on-screen manual.
z Media Types You Cannot Use
Do not use the following types of paper. Using such paper will not only produce unsatisfactory
results, but can also cause the printer to jam or malfunction. Additionally, when printing on A5 or
smaller sized paper, do not use paper thinner than a post card, including plain paper or notepad
paper cut to a small size.
z Folded, curled, or wrinkled paper
z Damp paper
z Paper that is too thin (weighing less than 17 lb / 64 gsm)
z Paper that is too thick (plain paper, except for Canon genuine paper, weighing more than
28 lb / 105 gsm)
z Picture postcards
z Postcards affixed with photos or stickers
z Paper that is not rectangular
z Paper bound with staples or glue
z Paper with adhesives
z Paper decorated with glitter, etc.
Important
Put unused paper back into the package, and store them avoiding heat, humidity, and direct
sunlight.
Note
z To specify the page size and media type when printing photos via infrared communication or
Bluetooth communication, refer to “Setting the Page Size, Media Type, and Layout When
Printing from a Mobile Phone or a PDA” in “Printing through Wireless Communication” of the
User’s Guide on-screen manual.
z For a detailed description of printing media types, refer to “Printing Media” in the User’s Guide
on-screen manual.
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Before Using the Printer
„ Loading Paper
1 Flatten the four corners of the paper before loading it.
Important
z You cannot print on postcards affixed with photos or stickers.
z Always load paper in portrait orientation (A). Loading paper in landscape orientation (B) can
cause the paper to be jammed.
Note
We recommend using genuine Canon photo media when printing photographs. For details on the
specialty media Canon provides for use with its various printers, see “Using Specialty Media” on
page 10.
When Printing on Plain Paper
z You can use general copy paper or Canon’s Super White Paper. When printing on both sides,
we recommend Canon’s Super White Paper Double-Sided.
Paper size:
– Standard sizes: A4, B5, A5, Letter, and Legal
– Non-standard sizes: 2.13 x 3.39 inches to 8.5 x 23 inches / 54.0 x 86.0 mm to 215.9 x 584.2
mm
Paper weight: 17 to 28 lb / 64 to 105 gsm (non-Canon genuine plain paper)
z If you cut plain paper to 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm, 5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm, or 2.13" x 3.39" /
54.0 x 86.0 mm (credit card-size) for a trial print, it can cause paper jams.
z 100% recycled paper can be used.
Note
z Align the edges of paper neatly before loading. Loading paper without aligning the edges may
cause paper jams.
z If paper is curled, hold the opposing curled corners and gently bend them in the opposite
direction until the paper becomes completely flat. See “Paper is curled.” on page 63.
z To avoid curling, handle paper as follows.
– When you are not using the printer, remove paper from the Rear Tray, and put unused paper
back into the package and keep them on a level surface.
– Take out only the necessary number of sheets from the package, just before printing.
(A) (B)
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2 Prepare to load paper.
(1) Open the Rear Tray Cover.
The Paper Output Slot Cover will open
automatically.
(2) Pull out the Paper Support completely until the
mark and the mark are aligned.
(3) Adjust the position of the Paper Thickness
Lever.
The Paper Thickness Lever switches the
clearance between the Print Head and the
loaded paper to match the media type.
Set it to the left when printing on envelopes or
T-shirt transfers, and right when printing on any
other type of the paper.
3 Load the paper.
(1) Slide the Paper Guide to the left side of the
Rear Tray.
(2) Load the paper in the Rear Tray with the print
side facing UP.
(3) Align the paper stack against the guide on the
right side of the Rear Tray.
(4) Slide the Paper Guide against the left side of
the paper stack.
Do not slide the Paper Guide too strong. Paper
may not be fed properly.
4 Specify the page size and media type settings
according to the loaded paper.
Note
If the corners or edges of the paper are smudged, try to print with the Paper Thickness Lever
set to the left. It may improve print quality.
Reset the Paper Thickness Lever to the right when you finish printing.
Note
Select the size and type of the loaded paper in Page Size (or Paper Size) and Media Type in the
printer driver.
For details on printer driver settings, see “Printing with Windows” on page 18 or “Printing with
Macintosh” on page 19.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(A)
(2)
(3)
(4)
* Do not load higher than the
projection (A).
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Before Using the Printer
„ Loading Envelopes
Use either European DL or US Comm. Env. #10-sized envelope.
With proper printer driver settings, the address will be printed according to the direction of
envelope.
1 Prepare the envelopes.
z Press down on all four corners and edges of the envelopes to flatten them.
z If the envelopes are curled, hold the opposite corners and gently twist them in the opposite
direction.
z If the corner of the envelope flap is folded, flatten it.
z If the leading edge of an envelope is puffed up or curled, use a pen to press the envelope
flat and sharpen the crease.
Press the envelope flat, working from the middle to the edge.
* The above illustrations show a side view of the leading edge of the envelope.
Important
Do not use the following envelopes:
z Envelopes with a double flap (or sticker flaps)
z Envelopes with an embossed or treated surface
z Envelopes with pressure seals
z Envelopes whose gummed flaps are already moistened and adhesive
Important
z The envelopes may jam in the printer if they are not flat or the edges are not aligned.
z Make sure that no curl or puff exceeds 0.1 inches / 3 mm.
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2 Load the envelopes.
(1) Slide the Paper Guide to the left side of the
Rear Tray.
(2) Load the envelope against the guide on the
right side of the Rear Tray. Load with the
address side facing UP and the rear flaps
DOWN on the left. Up to 10 envelopes can be
loaded at once.
(3) Slide the Paper Guide against the left side of
the envelope.
Do not slide the Paper Guide too strong. Paper
may not be fed properly.
(4) Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left.
Reset the Paper Thickness Lever to the right
when you finish printing.
3 Specify the settings in the printer driver.
(1) Select Envelope in Media Type.
(2) Select the size for envelopes.
In Windows, select DL Env. or Comm. Env. #10 in Page Size.
In Macintosh, select DL Envelope or #10 Envelope in Paper Size.
(3) Select Landscape in Orientation.
.
Important
Be sure to set the printer driver setting properly. If you do not, the address will be printed in the
wrong direction.
Note
For details on printer driver settings, see “Printing with Windows” on page 18 or “Printing with
Macintosh” on page 19.
(A)
(B)
(3)
(4)
(2)
(A) Printing orientation
(B) Make sure the flaps are folded.
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Before Using the Printer
„ Loading Small-Sized Paper
You can use 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm, 5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm, and Credit card-sized
papers.
.
1 Load the paper.
(1) Slide the Paper Guide to the left side of the
Rear Tray.
(2) Load the small-sized paper against the guide
on the right side of the Rear Tray with the print
side facing UP.
(3) Slide the Paper Guide against the left side of
the paper stack.
Do not slide the Paper Guide too strong. Paper
may not be fed properly.
(4) Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right.
2 Specify the page size and media type settings according to the loaded paper.
.
Important
Always load paper in portrait orientation (A). Loading paper in landscape orientation (B) can cause
the paper to be jammed.
Note
Select the size and type of the loaded paper in Page Size (or Paper Size) and Media Type in the
printer driver.
For details on printer driver settings, see “Printing with Windows” on page 18 or “Printing with
Macintosh” on page 19.
(A) (B)
(2)
(4)
(3)
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Printing from Your Computer
This section describes the procedure for basic printing.
Printing with Windows
1 Turn on the printer and load the paper in the printer.
For details on how to load the paper, see “Loading Printing Paper” on page 10.
If you use the battery, make sure that it is charged.
2 Create a document or open a file to print using an appropriate application software.
3 Select Print on the application software’s File
menu.
4 Make sure that your printer’s name is
selected in Select Printer, and click
Preferences (or Properties).
5 Specify the required settings and click OK.
6 Click Print (or OK).
Note
For details on other printer driver functions, click
Help or Instructions to view the online help or the
PC Printing Guide on-screen manual. Instructions
is only displayed when the on-screen manuals are
installed.
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Printing from Your Computer
Printing with Macintosh
1 Turn on the printer and load the paper in the printer.
For details on how to load the paper, see “Loading Printing Paper” on page 10.
If you use the battery, make sure that it is charged.
2 Create a document or open a file to print using an appropriate application software.
3 Select Page Setup on the application
software’s File menu.
4 Make sure that your printer’s name is
selected in Format for.
5 Select the desired paper size in Paper Size.
6 Click OK.
7 Select Print on the application software’s File
menu.
8 Select Quality & Media in the pop-up menu.
9 Specify the required settings.
10 Click Print.
Note
For details on other printer driver functions, click
to view the PC Printing Guide on-screen manual. If
the on-screen manuals are not installed, the PC
Printing Guide on-screen manual is not displayed
even if is clicked.
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Printing Photographs Directly from a
Compliant Device
You can connect a PictBridge compliant device such as a digital camera, camcorder, or mobile
phone using a USB cable recommended by the device’s manufacturer, and print recorded images
directly without using a computer.
z Connectable Devices
PictBridge is an industry standard enabling a range of digital photo solutions, including the direct
printing of photos from a digital still camera, camcorder or mobile phone* without the need to use
a computer. A device can be connected to this printer for direct printing regardless of the
manufacturer or the model as long as it complies with the PictBridge standard.
* PictBridge compatible digital still cameras, digital camcorders, and camera-equipped mobile
phones are hereafter collectively referred to as “PictBridge compliant device”.
A device with this mark is PictBridge compliant.
z Printable Image Data Format
This printer prints images taken with a DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) ver. 1.0/2.0-
compatible digital camera (Exif ver. 2.2/2.21 compliant), as well as PNG files.
Printing Photographs Directly from a Compliant Device
To connect a PictBridge compliant device to this printer, use a USB cable recommended by the
device’s manufacturer.
1 Prepare for printing.
(1) Turn on the printer.
See “Turning the Printer On and Off” on page 8.
(2) Load paper.
See “Loading Printing Paper” on page 10.
Caution
Do not connect any equipment other than PictBridge compliant devices or the optional Bluetooth Unit BU-
30 to the Direct Print Port of the printer. If you do so, electric shock, fire, or damage to the printer could
result.
Important
Never disconnect the USB cable during printing unless when explicitly allowed to by the PictBridge
compliant device. When disconnecting the USB cable between the PictBridge compliant device and
printer, follow the instructions given in the device’s instruction manual.
Note
When printing photos with the PictBridge compliant device connected to the printer, we recommend the
use of the AC adapter supplied with the device. If you are using the device battery, be sure to charge it
fully.
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2 Connect the PictBridge compliant device to the printer.
(1) Make sure that the PictBridge compliant
device is turned off.
(2) Connect the PictBridge compliant device to
the printer using a USB cable recommended
by the manufacturer of the device.
The device turns on automatically.
If your device does not turn on automatically,
turn it on manually.
(3) Set up the PictBridge compliant device for
direct printing.
will appear on the LCD of the device when the printer is correctly connected.
3 Specify the print settings such as paper type and layout.
See “About PictBridge Print Settings” on page 22.
You can make settings using the menu on the LCD of your PictBridge compliant device.
Select the size and type of paper that you loaded in the printer.
4 Start printing from your PictBridge compliant device.
Note
Depending on the model or brand of your device, you may have to select a print mode compliant
with PictBridge before connecting the device. You may also have to turn on the device or select
Play mode manually after connecting the device to the printer.
Perform necessary operations on the PictBridge compliant device before connecting it to this
printer according to instructions given in the device’s instruction manual.
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About PictBridge Print Settings
„ Settings on a PictBridge Compliant Device
This section describes the print settings on a PictBridge compliant device. When operating the
device, be sure to follow the instructions given in the instruction manual of your PictBridge
compliant device.
z Paper size and Paper type Settings
The following sizes and types of printing paper can be used when printing from a PictBridge
compliant device.
z Paper size
4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm, 5" x 7"*1
, Credit card / 5.4 x 8.6 cm, 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm,
A4, 8.5" x 11" (Letter), 4" x 7.1" / 10.1 x 18 cm*2
z Paper type
The available page sizes vary depending on the media type. For details, visit our website.
*1 Can be selected only on certain Canon-brand PictBridge compliant devices.
*2 May appear as “Hi-Vision” on a non Canon-brand PictBridge compliant device.
*3 Plain can be selected for Paper type only when Paper size is set to A4 or 8.5" x 11"
(Letter). When Paper type is set to Plain, borderless printing will be disabled even when
Layout is set to Borderless.
*4 You may not be able to purchase some Canon genuine papers depending on the country
or region of purchase.
*5 When printing on 8" x 10" / 203.2 x 254.0 mm paper, select 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm for
Paper size and Default for Paper type.
Note
z In the following description, names of setting items are given according to those used in Canon-
brand PictBridge compliant devices. Setting item names may be different depending on the
brand or model of your device.
z Some setting items explained below may not be available on some devices.
When you cannot change print settings on a device, the printer prints images as follows:
– Paper size: 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm
– Paper type: Photo
– Layout: 1-up, Borderless
– Date/File No. Print: Off (not printed)
– Image Optimize: On (the shooting information will be used for optimized printing)
Paper Type Setting Loadable Paper*4
Plain*3
Super White Paper or other plain paper
Photo Photo Paper Plus Glossy
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II*5
Glossy Photo Paper
Glossy Photo Paper “Everyday Use”
Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss*5
Photo Stickers*6
Fast Photo Photo Paper Pro
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*6 Exclusively used to print photo stickers. When printing on sticker paper, select 4" x 6"/10
x 15 cm in Paper size and Photo for Paper type. Do not set Layout to Borderless.
z Layout Setting
Various layout options are available.
z Bordered/Borderless: You can select whether or not to print an image with a border.
z N-up: You can use this option when printing on sticker paper, or A4- or Letter-sized paper.
Sticker paper: When you select 4" x 6"/10 x 15 cm for Paper size, you can print 16 images
on a single sheet of paper.
A4 or Letter-sized paper: When you select A4 or 8.5" x 11" (Letter) for Paper size, you can
print 4 images on a single sheet of paper.
z Shooting Info (Exif Data)*1
: You can print shooting info (Exif Data) along with the image. The
following two options are available.
1-up*2
: Prints the shooting info (Exif Data) in the margin of selected individual images.
20-up*3
:Prints 20 images specified with DPOF*4
and their shooting info (Exif Data) in list
format on a single sheet of paper.
z 35 mm Film Style Layout (Contact Printing Layout)*1
*3
:You can print the multiple images
specified with DPOF*4 in a list format
that looks like a negative film.
Besides the above options, you can also specify to print an index of images in the DPOF print
settings menu.
*1 Can be selected only on certain Canon-brand PictBridge compliant devices.
*2 You can use this option only when 4" x 6"/10 x 15 cm, 5" x 7", 8" x 10"/20 x 25 cm, A4
or 8.5" x 11" (Letter) is selected for Paper Size.
*3 You can use this option only when A4 or 8.5" x 11" (Letter) is selected for Paper size.
*4 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard format to record the specified information
regarding images, such as which image or number of copies to print.
z Date/File No. Print Setting
You can specify whether the date and/or file number will be printed.
z Image Optimize Setting
You can select the optimization method to obtain high print quality. When you select On, the
shooting information is used to print the optimized image.
If you are using a Canon-brand PictBridge compliant device, the following additional options may
be available, depending on the model.
– VIVID makes green and blue more lively.
– NR (Noise Reduction) reduces the noise on blue areas like the sky as well as on black areas.
– Face brightens a darkened face on the photo taken against the light.
– Red-Eye corrects red eyes in portraits caused by flash photography.
z Trimming Setting
You can select an area to print.
Note
z If the images already have dates superimposed when shot, set this PictBridge setting item to
Off. If you select Date, File No., or Both, the date and/or file number will be printed over the
date printed by the device’s function.
z Depending on the paper size and layout, the date will only be printed even when Both is
selected.
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Routine Maintenance
When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect
When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect even if ink remains in the ink tanks, the print
head nozzles are probably clogged. Print the nozzle check pattern to confirm the condition of the
nozzles and then perform Print Head Cleaning.
If print results are not satisfactory, performing Print Head Alignment may improve print quality.
z If the Ruled Lines Are Shifted
Note
Before performing maintenance
z Open the Print Head Cover and make sure that both lamps for the ink tanks are lit red.
If not, see “Getting the Ink Status Information” on page 43 and take the appropriate action.
z Make sure that the ink tank is set properly. See “Replacing Ink Tanks” on page 45.
z If the Alarm lamp flashes orange, see “Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 67.
z Increase the Print Quality setting in the printer driver settings.
Refer to the PC Printing Guide on-screen manual.
Step 1
See “Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 25.
If lines are missing or if white streaks appear After cleaning the
Print Head, print
and examine the
nozzle check
pattern.
Step 2
See “Print Head Cleaning” on page 28.
If the problem is not resolved after performing
Print Head Cleaning twice
Step 3
See “Print Head Deep Cleaning” on page 31.
Note
If performing to Step 3 does not solve the problem, turn off the printer and perform another Print Head
Deep Cleaning after 24 hours.
If this does not solve the problem, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact your Canon Service
representative.
See “Aligning the Print Head” on page 33.
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Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head
nozzles.
1 Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain
paper in the Rear Tray.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
“Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
2 Open the printer properties dialog box.
3 Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Nozzle Check.
(3) Confirm the displayed message and click Print
Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern is printed. Do not
open the Print Head Cover while printing.
4 Examine the pattern and take the appropriate action.
See “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 27.
Note
Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Without a Computer
The nozzle check pattern printing can also be performed without a computer, using the RESUME/
CANCEL button.
1. Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the
Rear Tray.
2. Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
“Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
3. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the Power lamp flashes green twice, and then
release it immediately.
The nozzle check pattern is printed. Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
Examine the pattern and take the appropriate action. See “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern” on
page 27.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to
be checked before printing the pattern.
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1 Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain
paper in the Rear Tray.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
“Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
2 Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box.
3 Print the Nozzle Check Pattern.
(1) Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Nozzle Check.
(3) Confirm the displayed message and click Print
Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern is printed. Do not open
the Print Head Cover while printing.
4 Examine the pattern and take the appropriate action.
See “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 27.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to
be checked before printing the pattern.
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Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern output by the printer, and clean the Print Head if necessary.
1 Confirm the printed nozzle check pattern.
(1) If lines of this pattern are missing, the Black print head nozzle needs cleaning.
Example: When lines are missing
(2) If these patterns have white streaks, the Color print head nozzle needs cleaning.
Example: When white streaks appear
2 Take the appropriate action.
z When cleaning is necessary
Click Cleaning, and then go to step 3-(3) of the Windows or Macintosh Print Head Cleaning
procedure, depending on your platform. See “Print Head Cleaning” on page 28.
z When cleaning is not necessary
Click Exit or Quit on the Pattern Check dialog box to exit nozzle check pattern examination.
Note
The nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly if there is not enough ink. Replace the ink tank if the
remaining amount of ink is insufficient.
See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 43.
(2)
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Print Head Cleaning
Clean the Print Head if lines are missing or if white streaks appear in the printed nozzle check
pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Note that cleaning the
Print Head causes used ink to be absorbed in the ink absorber. Cleaning the Print Head consumes
ink, so perform Print Head Cleaning only when necessary.
If you click Cleaning on the Pattern Check dialog box that is displayed after printing the nozzle
check pattern, go to step 3-(3).
1 Make sure that the printer is on.
2 Open the printer properties dialog box.
3 Start Print Head Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Cleaning.
(3) Select the ink group to be cleaned.
(4) Click Execute.
Print Head Cleaning starts when the Power
lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until Print
Head Cleaning finishes. This takes about 2 minutes.
(5) Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray and set the Paper
Thickness Lever to the right.
For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Front View” in “Main Components” of
the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
Note
Cleaning the Print Head Without a Computer
The Print Head cleaning can also be performed without a computer, using the RESUME/CANCEL button.
1. Make sure that the printer is on.
2. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the Power lamp flashes green once, and then
release it immediately.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to
be checked before cleaning. (3)
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(6) Confirm the displayed message and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern is printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the nozzle check pattern finishes printing.
4 Check the print head condition with the printed nozzle check pattern, and take the
appropriate action.
See “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 27.
If you click Cleaning on the Pattern Check dialog box that is displayed after printing the nozzle
check pattern, go to step 3-(3).
1 Make sure that the printer is on.
2 Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box.
3 Start Print Head Cleaning.
(1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Cleaning.
(3) Select the ink group to be cleaned.
(4) Click OK.
Print Head Cleaning starts when the Power
lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until Print
Head Cleaning finishes. This takes about 2
minutes.
(5) Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray and set the Paper
Thickness Lever to the right.
For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Front View” in “Main Components” of
the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
Note
The nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly if there is not enough ink. Replace the ink
tank if the remaining amount of ink is insufficient. See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 43.
Note
If the problem is not resolved after performing steps 3 and 4 twice, try Print Head Deep Cleaning.
See “Print Head Deep Cleaning” on page 31.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to
be checked before cleaning.
(3)
(4)
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(6) Confirm the displayed message and click Print Check Pattern.
The nozzle check pattern is printed.
Do not perform any other operations until the nozzle check pattern finishes printing.
4 Check the print head condition with the printed nozzle check pattern, and take the
appropriate action.
See “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 27.
Note
The nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly if there is not enough ink. Replace the ink
tank if the remaining amount of ink is insufficient. See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 43.
Note
If the problem is not resolved after performing steps 3 and 4 twice, try Print Head Deep Cleaning.
See “Print Head Deep Cleaning” on page 31.
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Print Head Deep Cleaning
If print quality does not improve by standard Print Head Cleaning, try Print Head Deep Cleaning,
which is a more powerful process. Note that cleaning the Print Head causes used ink to be absorbed
in the ink absorber. Print Head Deep Cleaning consumes more ink than standard Print Head
Cleaning, so perform this procedure only when necessary.
1 Make sure that the printer is on.
2 Open the printer properties dialog box.
3 Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the ink group to be deeply cleaned.
(4) Click Execute.
(5) Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
Print Head Deep Cleaning starts when the Power lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until Print Head Deep Cleaning finishes. This takes
about 2 minutes.
4 Check the condition of the Print Head.
(1) Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray and set the Paper
Thickness Lever to the right.
For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Front View” in “Main Components” of
the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
(2) Print the nozzle check pattern to check the print head condition.
See “Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 25.
(3) If the print head nozzles are still not clean, turn off the printer and perform another Print
Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours.
(4) If this does not solve the problem, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact your Canon
Service representative.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to
be checked before deep cleaning. (3)
(4)
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1 Make sure that the printer is on.
2 Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box.
3 Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
(1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Deep Cleaning.
(3) Select the ink group to be deeply cleaned.
(4) Click OK.
Print Head Deep Cleaning starts when the
Power lamp starts flashing green.
Do not perform any other operations until Print
Head Deep Cleaning finishes. This takes about
2 minutes.
4 Check the condition of the Print Head.
(1) Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray and set the Paper
Thickness Lever to the right.
For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Front View” in “Main Components” of
the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
(2) Print the nozzle check pattern to check the print head condition.
See “Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 25.
(3) If the print head nozzles are still not clean, turn off the printer and perform another Print
Head Deep Cleaning after 24 hours.
(4) If this does not solve the problem, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact your Canon
Service representative.
Note
Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to
be checked before deep cleaning.
(3) (4)
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Aligning the Print Head
If ruled lines are printed misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head
position.
„ Automatic Print Head Alignment
For Automatic Print Head Alignment, follow the procedure below.
1 Make sure that the printer is turned on, and then load a sheet of the supplied paper
(Paper For Print Head Alignment) or A4/Letter-sized Canon Matte Photo Paper
MP-101 with the printing side (whiter side) facing up in the Rear Tray.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
“Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
2 Open the printer properties dialog box.
3 Adjust the print head pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment.
Note
z The print head alignment pattern is printed in black and blue only.
z Aligning the Print Head without a Computer
The Print Head Alignment can also be performed without a computer, using the RESUME/
CANCEL button.
If the printer driver is not installed in the computer, align the Print Head in this way.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on, and then load a sheet of the supplied paper
(Paper For Print Head Alignment) or A4/Letter-sized Canon Matte Photo Paper MP-
101 with the printing side (whiter side) facing up in the Rear Tray.
2. Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever,
refer to “Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
3. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the Power lamp flashes green four
times, and then release it immediately.
The print head alignment pattern is printed. Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
The print head position is adjusted automatically when the print head alignment pattern finishes
printing.
(1)
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(3) Confirm the displayed message and click
Align Print Head.
The print head alignment pattern is printed.
Printing takes about 4 minutes to complete.
If the pattern is printed as shown right, the Print
Head is aligned automatically.
1 Make sure that the printer is turned on, and then load a sheet of the supplied paper
(Paper For Print Head Alignment) or A4/Letter-sized Canon Matte Photo Paper
MP-101 with the printing side (whiter side) facing up in the Rear Tray.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
“Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
2 Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box.
3 Adjust the print head pattern.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
Note
Clicking Print Alignment Value prints the current
settings and finishes Print Head Alignment.
Note
z If the pattern is not printed successfully, see “Alarm
Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 67.
z If results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not
satisfactory, see “Manual Print Head Alignment” on
page 36 and align the Print Head manually.
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(1) Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment.
(3) Confirm the displayed message and click
Align Print Head.
The print head alignment pattern is printed.
Printing takes about 4 minutes to complete.
If the pattern is printed as shown right, the Print
Head is aligned automatically.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
Note
Clicking Print Alignment Value prints the current
settings and finishes Print Head Alignment.
Note
z If the pattern is not printed successfully, see “Alarm
Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 67.
z If results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not
satisfactory, see “Manual Print Head Alignment” on
page 36 and align the Print Head manually.
(2)
(1)
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„ Manual Print Head Alignment
If the results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not satisfactory, follow the procedure below
to perform Manual Print Head Alignment to precisely align the Print Head.
For details on performing Automatic Print Head Alignment, see “Automatic Print Head
Alignment” on page 33.
1 Make sure that the printer is on and then load two sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain
paper in the Rear Tray.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
“Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
2 Print the pattern.
(1) Open the printer properties dialog box.
(2) Click the Maintenance tab and then Custom Settings.
(3) Select the Align heads manually check box, and then click Send.
(4) Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
(5) In the Maintenance sheet click Print Head Alignment.
(6) Confirm the displayed message and click
Align Print Head.
(7) After the pattern is printed, click Yes.
The dialog for entering a print head alignment
value is displayed.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
Note
Clicking Print Alignment Value prints the current
settings and finishes Print Head Alignment.
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3 Look at the first printout and adjust the print
head position.
(1) Check the printed patterns and select the
number of the pattern in column A that has the
least noticeable streaks.
(A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(B) More noticeable vertical white streaks
(2) Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting
the pattern number for column N, then click
OK.
(3) Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
The second pattern is printed.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the
setting that produces the least noticeable vertical
white streaks.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
(A) (B)
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4 Look at the second printout and adjust the
print head position.
(1) Check the printed patterns and select the
number of the pattern in column O that has the
least noticeable horizontal streaks.
(C) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(D) More noticeable horizontal white streaks
(2) Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting
the pattern number for column V, then click OK.
(3) Confirm the displayed message, load a sheet
of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear
Tray, and then click OK.
The third pattern is printed.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the
setting that produces the least noticeable
horizontal white streaks.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
(C) (D)
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5 Look at the third printout and adjust the print
head position.
(1) Check the printed patterns and select the
number of the pattern in column W that has the
least noticeable streaks.
(E) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(F) More noticeable horizontal white streaks
(2) Similarly, select the number of the pattern in
column X that has the least noticeable streaks,
then click OK.
(3) Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
1 Make sure that the printer is on and then load two sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain
paper in the Rear Tray.
Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to
“Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual.
2 Print the pattern.
(1) Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box.
(2) Select Custom Settings in the pop-up menu.
(3) Select the Align heads manually check box, and then click Send.
(4) Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
(5) Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
(6) Click Print Head Alignment.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the
setting that produces the least noticeable white
streaks.
(E) (F)
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(7) Confirm the displayed message and click
Align Print Head.
The print head alignment pattern is printed.
3 Look at the first printout and adjust the print
head position.
(1) Check the printed patterns and select the
number of the pattern in column A that has the
least noticeable streaks.
(A) Less noticeable vertical white streaks
(B) More noticeable vertical white streaks
(2) Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting
the pattern number for column N, then click
Send.
(3) Confirm the displayed message and click OK.
The second pattern is printed.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
Note
Clicking Print Alignment Value prints the current
settings and finishes Print Head Alignment.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the
setting that produces the least noticeable vertical
white streaks.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
(A) (B)
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4 Look at the second printout and adjust the
print head position.
(1) Check the printed patterns and select the
number of the pattern in column O that has the
least noticeable horizontal streaks.
(C) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(D) More noticeable horizontal white streaks
(2) Repeat the procedure until you finish inputting
the pattern number for column V, then click
Send.
(3) Confirm the displayed message, load a sheet
of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear
Tray, and then click OK.
The third pattern is printed.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the
setting that produces the least noticeable
horizontal white streaks.
Important
Do not open the Print Head Cover while printing.
(C) (D)
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5 Look at the third printout and adjust the print
head position.
(1) Check the printed patterns and select the
number of the pattern in column W that has the
least noticeable streaks.
(E) Less noticeable horizontal white streaks
(F) More noticeable horizontal white streaks
(2) Similarly, select the number of the pattern in
column X that has the least noticeable streaks,
then click Send.
Note
If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the
setting that produces the least noticeable white
streaks.
(E) (F)
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Replacing an Ink Tank
This section explains the way to confirm the ink status and the procedure to replace ink tanks.
When ink runs out or other errors occur, the Alarm lamp flashes orange to inform you of the error.
See “Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 67 and confirm how to handle it. When printing from
your computer, error messages appear on your computer screen as well.
„ Getting the Ink Status Information
You can confirm the status of ink tanks in the following two ways:
z “With the Ink Lamps” on page 43
z “With the Computer Screen” on page 44
z With the Ink Lamps
You can confirm the status of each ink tank by the ink lamps. Open the Print Head Cover of the
printer to confirm how the ink lamps light or flash.
z Ink lamp is on
The ink tank is correctly set and there is enough ink remaining to print.
z Ink lamp is flashing
Flashing slowly (at around 3-second intervals)
......Repeats
Ink is low. You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you to have a new ink
tank available.
Flashing quickly (at around 1-second intervals)
......Repeats
The ink tank is empty. Replace it with a new one.
z Ink lamp is off
The tank is not set properly or the function for detecting the remaining ink level is disabled.
If the ink tank is not set properly, press the mark on the ink tank until the tank clicks into
place.
If the function for detecting the remaining ink level is disabled, replace the ink tank with a new
one. See “Replacing Ink Tanks” on page 45.
If the lamps are still off after reinserting the ink tanks, there has been an error and the printer
cannot print. Confirm the number of times the Alarm lamp is flashing, take the appropriate
action to resolve the error. See “Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 67.
Note
z For information on the compatible ink tanks, refer to the back cover of this guide.
z If printing becomes faint or white streaks appear despite sufficient ink levels, see “When Printing
Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect” on page 24.
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z With the Computer Screen
You can confirm the status of each ink tank on the printer status monitor (Windows) and Canon
IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh).
(A) Confirm whether any symbols are displayed here.
Ink is low. You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you to have a new ink
tank available.
Ink may have run out. Confirm the number of the times the Alarm lamp is flashing, and see
“Four Flashes: The Print Head Lock Lever is not locked properly. / Ink tank is not installed
properly. / Ink may have run out.” on page 67 or “Seventeen Flashes: Ink has run out.” on
page 69 in “Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 67, and take the appropriate action.
Follow the procedure below to open each of the confirmation screens.
(1) Open the printer properties dialog box.
Refer to “Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from Control Panel” in
“Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)” of the User’s Guide on-screen
manual.
(2) Click View Printer Status on the Maintenance sheet.
To confirm the ink tank information, click the Ink Details menu.
(1) Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen
manual.
Note
Message may be displayed during printing. Confirm the displayed message and take the
appropriate action.
Note
You can also display the printer status monitor by clicking the Canon XXX (where “XXX” is your
printer’s name) which appears on the taskbar during printing.
* When infrared communication is performed with the computer, the printer status monitor screen is
not displayed.
(A) (A)
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(2) Select Ink Level Information in the pop-up menu.
To confirm the ink tank information, click Ink Details.
„ Replacing Ink Tanks
When ink tanks run out of ink, replace them using the following steps.
1 Make sure that the printer is on, and then open the Print Head Cover.
The Print Head Holder moves to the center.
2 Remove the ink tank whose lamp is flashing fast.
(1) Push the tab and remove the ink tank.
Important
Handling Ink
z To maintain optimal printing quality, we recommend the use of specified Canon brand ink tanks.
Refilling ink is not recommended.
z Once you remove an ink tank, replace it immediately. Do not leave the printer with ink tanks
removed.
z Replace empty tanks with new ones. Inserting partially used ink tanks may cause the nozzles to
clog. Furthermore, with such tanks, the printer will not be able to inform you when to replace the
tanks properly.
z Once an ink tank has been installed, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the
open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out, and the printer may not operate properly when it is
reinstalled. To maintain optimal printing quality, use an ink tank within six months of first use.
z Color ink may be consumed even when printing a black-and-white document or when black-
and-white printing is specified.
Color ink is also consumed in Print Head Cleaning and Print Head Deep Cleaning, which may
be necessary to maintain the printer’s performance. When an ink tank is out of ink, replace it
immediately with a new one.
Caution
z Do not hold the Print Head Holder to stop or move it.
z Do not touch the metallic parts or other parts inside the printer.
Important
If the Print Head Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the
right. Close and reopen the Print Head Cover to return the holder to the center.
Important
z Handle ink tanks carefully to avoid staining clothing
or the surrounding area.
z Discard empty ink tanks according to the local laws
and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
Note
z Do not remove both ink tanks at a time. Be sure to
replace ink tanks one by one when replacing both
ink tanks.
z For details on ink tank flashing speed, see “Getting
the Ink Status Information” on page 43.
(A)
(A) Do NOT touch the Print Head Lock
Lever; remove only the ink tank.
If you pull up the Print Head Lock
Lever, refer to “Inside” in “Main
Components” of the User’s Guide
on-screen manual and lock it again.
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3 Prepare the replacement tank.
Remove the new ink tank from its packaging, then remove the orange protective cap (A) from
the bottom of the ink tank.
Discard the cap once it is removed.
Important
z Do not touch the electrical contacts (B) on the ink
tank. Doing so can cause the printer to malfunction
or become unable to print.
z Shaking ink tanks may cause ink to spill out and
stain clothing or the surrounding area. Handle ink
tanks carefully.
z Be careful not to stain your clothes and hands with
ink on the removed protective cap.
z Do not reattach the protective cap once you have
removed it. Discard it according to the local laws
and regulations regarding disposal of consumables.
z Do not touch the open ink port (C) once the
protective cap is removed, as this may prevent the
ink from being ejected properly.
(B)
(A)
(C)

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