Preparing the machine Unpack the machine Please confirm bundled items against the illustration printed on the lid of the packing box. IMPORTANT • Do not connect the USB cable until after the software is installed. • A printer cable is not included. You must purchase a USB cable (less than 10 ft. / 3 m) to connect your machine to a computer.
Install the software Select Easy Install in order to install the application software, On-screen Manual and MP drivers. Select Custom Install in order to choose the options you would like to install. IMPORTANT • Temporarily close any open applications, including anti-virus software. Computer security programs can be re-started after software installation.
• “IrDA Feature Trademark” is owned by the Infrared Data Association and used under license therefrom. • “Bluetooth” is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.,U.S.A. and are licensed to Canon Inc. • All other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.
How to Use the Documentation Provided Easy Setup Instructions (Printed documentation): Be sure to read this sheet first. This sheet includes instructions for setting up your machine and getting it ready for use. On-screen Manuals User’s Guide Read this guide when starting to use the machine. After following instructions in the Easy Setup Instructions, read this guide for instructions on printing from your computer, direct photo printing from selected digital cameras, copying, and scanning.
How to Read the On-screen Manuals The on-screen manuals are manuals to be viewed on your computer. Read these manuals for detailed information on usage of the machine that is not mentioned in this document, troubleshooting, or usage of the application softwares supplied with the Setup CD-ROM, etc.
Reading the Document Symbols Used in This Guide WARNING Indicates a warning concerning operations that may lead to death or injury to persons if not performed correctly. In order to use the machine safely, always pay attention to these warnings. CAUTION Indicates a caution concerning operations that may lead to injury to persons or damage to property if not performed correctly.
Terms Used in This Guide machine General term used to represent MP500. default A setting that remains in effect unless you change it. documents The original sheets of paper, pages of a book, or photographs you copy, or scan with the machine. paper Paper on which you can print with the machine.
• Never use the machine if the power cord is bundled or knotted. • If you detect smoke, unusual smells or strange noises around the machine, immediately unplug the machine at the power supply and contact your local authorized Canon dealer or the Canon help line.
Maintenance • Use a damp cloth to clean the machine. Never use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners. If flammable solvents come in contact with electrical components inside the machine, it could cause a fire or electrical shock. •...
CAUTION You may cause injury or damage the machine if you ignore any of these safety precautions. Location • Place the machine on a flat, stable, vibration-free surface that is strong enough to support its weight. • Do not install the machine in a location that is very humid or dusty, in direct sunlight, outdoors, or close to a heating source.
Handling • Close the Document Cover gently to avoid catching your hand. Failing to do so may result in personal injury. • Do not press down hard on the Document Cover when using the Platen Glass to scan thick books. This may damage the Platen Glass and Document Cover, and/or result in personal injury.
• Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. Customer Technical Supports Canon Canada Inc., offers a full range of customer technical support* options: • For interactive troubleshooting, e-mail technical support, the latest driver downloads and answers to frequently asked questions (www.canon.ca) •...
1 Introduction Main Components and Their Functions Front View (10) (11) (12) (13) Document Cover Open this cover when loading a document on the Platen Glass. Paper Support Supports paper loaded on the tray. Extend it before loading paper by putting your finger in the rounded indent and pulling out the extension until it stops.
Cover Guide Align the right side of the paper to this guide. Card Slot Cover Open to insert a memory card. IrDA Port Receives photo data sent from the mobile phone through infrared communication. Direct Print Port Used when printing directly from a digital camera or a digital video camcorder compatible with the machine.
Rear View and Interior (17) (14) (15) (16) (18) (19) (20) (21) (24) (23) (22) (14) Print Head Lock Used to fix the Print Head. Lever (15) Ink Tank Lamp Lights or flashes red to indicate the status of the ink tank. (16) Print Head Holder Used to install a Print Head.
Operation Panel Name and Functions (2) (3) (4) (5) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) [ON/OFF] Turns the machine ON and OFF. Before turning ON the machine, make sure the Document Cover is closed. [COPY] Switches the machine to Copy mode.
(14) [Photo Index Sheet] Switches to Photo Index Sheet mode. [Back] Allows you to return to the previous screen. (15) (16) [OK] Finalizes your selection for the menu or setting item. Restores the machine to normal operation after a printing error was resolved, or if paper jams are cleared.
3 Paper Handling Recommended Paper and Requirements Media Type Model Paper Support Load Limit Printer Driver Setting for [Media Auto Sheet Feeder Cassette Type] Plain Paper — 0.52" / 13 mm 0.52" / 13 mm [Plain Paper] Envelopes — 10 envelopes 5 envelopes [Envelope] High Resolution...
Auto Sheet Feeder and Cassette Paper can be loaded into the machine at two locations: the Auto Sheet Feeder at the rear, and the Cassette at the front. To switch the paper source, press [Feed Switch]. The selected feeder is indicated on the Operation Panel. Loading the Print Media in the Auto Sheet Feeder Flatten the four corners of the paper before loading it.
Load the paper. 1. Load the paper into the Auto Sheet Feeder with the print side facing UP. 2. Align the paper stack against the Cover Guide on the right side of the Paper Support. 3. Pinch the Paper Guide and slide it against the left side of the paper stack. IMPORTANT •...
Loading the Print Media in the Cassette Flatten the four corners of the paper before loading it. Prepare to load paper. 1. Pull out the Cassette from the machine. 2. Remove the Cover on the Cassette. Adjust the size of the Cassette. When loading A5- or larger sized paper (nonstandard-size paper: 203 mm / 8 inches or longer in length) Paper Handling...
When loading 5" x 7"- or smaller sized paper (nonstandard-size paper: 202 mm / 8 inches or shorter in length) Load the paper. (Print side facing DOWN) 1. Load the paper into the Cassette with the print side facing DOWN. 2.
Insert the Cassette into the machine. 1. Set the Cover on the Cassette. 2. Insert the Cassette into the machine. Push the Cassette all the way into the machine. Prepare the Paper Output Tray. 1. Press the Open Button to open the Paper Output Tray. 2.
4 Copying Making Copies When making color or black & white copies, you can adjust the print resolution and density. You can also change reduction or enlargement settings. For more information, refer to the User’s Guide. Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the machine. Press [COPY].
Load the document on the Platen Glass. Press [Color] for color copying, or [Black] for black & white copying. * For more information, refer to the User’s Guide. Advanced Copy Features Two-sided copying Copies two document pages to a single sheet of paper.* 2 on 1 copy Reduces two document pages to fit onto one page.* 4 on 1 copy...
5 Printing from a Memory Card There are several ways you can print photos directly from a memory card. If ink runs out or a paper jam occurs during printing, the data that was being printed is cleared after the problem is resolved. Print the photographs again as necessary. For more information, refer to the User’s Guide.
Card Type Inserting Card • SmartMedia card Insert into the Card Slot on the right side. The Access Lamp lights up. (A) • MEMORY STICK • MEMORY STICK PRO • MEMORY STICK Duo* • MEMORY STICK PRO Duo* • SD Secure Digital memory card •...
Easy Printing (Printing Photo Displayed on the LCD) Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the machine. Load paper. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected. Insert a memory card into the Card Slot. Press [Menu]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Single-photo print>, then press [OK]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select a photo, then press [Color].
Printing by Using the Photo Index Sheet Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the machine. Load A4 or Letter-size paper. Ensure that the proper paper source is selected. Insert a memory card into the Card Slot, then press [Photo Index Sheet]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Photo Index Sheet print>...
Fill in the appropriate circles ( ) with a dark pencil or a black ink pen to select the photographs to print and print settings. Load the paper you selected for the Photo Index Sheet in the Auto Sheet Feeder or Cassette. Press [Photo Index Sheet].
6 Printing Photographs Directly from a Compliant Device Connecting a PictBridge- or Canon Bubble Jet Direct-compatible digital camera, camcorder or mobile phone to the machine allows you to print recorded images directly without using a computer. Connecting to a PictBridge Compliant Device Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the machine.
7 Maintenance Replacing an Ink Tank Ensure that the machine is on, and then open the Paper Output Tray. 1. Press the Open Button to open the Paper Output Tray. Raise the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover) until it stops. The Print Head Holder moves to the center. Open the Inner Cover.
Remove the ink tank whose lamp is flashing fast. 1. Push the tab (A) and remove the ink tank. Prepare a replacement tank. 1. Remove the new ink tank from its packaging, then pull the orange tape (A) toward the arrow so that the protective film does not remain on the air hole (C). Then remove the film completely (B).
Install the ink tank. 1. Install the ink tank into the Print Head. 2. Press on the mark on the ink tank until the ink tank snaps firmly into place. 3. Ensure that the ink tank clicks into place and then its lamp lights red (A). Close the Inner Cover.
Maintaining the Print Head Cleaning the Print Head Press [ON/OFF] to turn on the machine. Press [Menu]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Maintenance/settings>, then press [OK]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Maintenance>, then press [OK]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Cleaning>...