Unpack the Printer
Please confirm the included items against the illustration printed on the lid of the packing box or in the Quick Start Guide.
A USB cable is necessary to connect the printer with your computer.
Prepare the Printer
Install the Print Head
Place the printer on a flat and
Remove the Print Head from its
horizontal surface, and do not place
any objects in front of the printer.
Open the Rear Tray and extend the Paper
Support. Open the Front Tray, and extend the
Output Tray Extension.
Before turning on the printer, remove all the ship-
There may be some transparent or light blue ink
on the inside of the bag the print head comes in,
or the inside of the protective cap - this has no
effect on print quality. Be careful not to get ink on
yourself when handling these items.
Remove the orange protective cap from
the Print Head and discard it.
Plug the power cord in the back of the
printer and connect the other end to the
Do not connect the USB cable until after the
software is installed.
Do not touch the print head nozzles and the electrical
Plug the power cord all the way in, since it may
be difficult to plug.
Firmly raise the Print Head Lock Lever
Press the POWER button to turn on the
until it stops. The Print Head Lock
Lever may feel heavy.
Insert the Print Head.
Open the Top Cover. The Print Head
Holder moves to the center.
Do not touch!
Easy Setup Instructions
Push the Print Head to hold it in place,
and lower the Print Head Lock Lever
If the Top Cover is left open for more than 10
minutes, the Print Head Holder moves to the right.
Close and reopen the Top Cover to return the
Holder to the center.
Make sure that the Print Head is
Print Head Nozzles
Be sure that the Print Head Lock Lever is pressed
all the way down, and that the Print Head is locked
firmly in place. If the Print Head is tilted forward, or
the Print Head Lock Lever is pressed only halfway
down, raise the Print Head Lock Lever and remove
the Print head, and then reinstall the Print Head.
When cleaning the exterior of the printer, use a soft cloth to wipe it gently. For details, refer to "Cleaning Your Printer" in the Quick Start Guide.
Install the Ink Tanks
Close the Top Cover.
For the ink tanks compatible with this printer, refer to
the back cover of the Quick Start Guide.
Pull the orange tape in the direction of
the arrow to peel off the protective film
and remove the film completely.
If the air hole is blocked with the remaining film, ink
may leak out or may not eject properly.
Twist off and discard the orange
protective cap located on the bottom of
the ink tank.
The printer starts operating. Wait about 2 min-
utes until the printer stops making noise.
Do not press!
When printing for the first or second time after
setup, the print will take a minute or two before it
becomes ready to print.
If the ALARM lamp on the printer flashes orange after
you have closed the Top Cover, refer to "ALARM Lamp
Flashes Orange" in "Troubleshooting" of the Quick
Hardware setup is complete.
Do not touch the electrical contacts.
Do not touch the ink port.
Insert the ink tank into the right-hand
slot and press the
mark on the ink
tank until it clicks into place.
Make sure the ink lamp lights red.
Install all ink tanks in order
from right to left according
to the colored label.
This printer offers two paper sources to load
printing paper; the Rear Tray, found at the top
of the printer, and the Front Tray, found at the
front of the printer.
At purchase, the printer is set to feed from the
Rear Tray. If you are printing without changing
paper source settings, load paper in the Rear
Tray. For details on how to change the paper
source, refer to "Printing from Your Computer" of
the Quick Start Guide.
You cannot load paper other than A4, Letter,
or B5-sized plain paper (such as Canon Super
White Paper SW-201) in the Front Tray. When
using any other type of paper, load it in the Rear
Loading Paper in the Rear Tray
Load the paper into the Rear Tray
with the print side facing UP.
Align the paper stack against the
Cover Guide on the right side of
the Paper Support.
Pinch the Paper Guide and slide
it against the left side of the paper
Make sure that the Cover Guide is set upright
when you load paper in the Rear Tray.
Loading Paper in the Front Tray
Load the paper into the Front Tray
with the print side facing DOWN
and the leading edge to the far
Align the right edge of the paper
stack against the inner face of the
Align the near and left edges of
the paper stack with the Paper
Pinch the Paper Guide and slide it
until it lightly touches the left side
of the loaded paper stack.
If the Paper Guide is pressed too firmly
against the side of the loaded paper, the
paper may bend and not feed properly.
Print side facing DOWN.
For details, refer to the Quick Start Guide.