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MG3500 series

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  • Page 1: Online Manual

    MG3500 series Online Manual Printing Copying English...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Canon IJ Printer Driver........
  • Page 3 Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver..........Delete the Unnecessary Canon IJ Printer from the Printer List......79 Before Installing the Printer Driver.
  • Page 4: Printing

    Printing Printing from a Computer Printing with Application Software that You are Using (Printer Driver)
  • Page 5: Printing From A Computer

    Printing from a Computer Printing with Application Software that You are Using (Printer Driver)
  • Page 6: Printing With Application Software That You Are Using (printer Driver)

    Printing with Application Software that You are Using (Printer Driver) Printing with Easy Setup Basic Various Printing Methods Changing the Print Quality and Correcting Image Data Overview of the Printer Driver Updating the Printer Driver...
  • Page 7: Printing With Easy Setup

    Printing with Easy Setup The simple setup procedure for carrying out appropriate printing on this machine is as follows: Check that the machine is turned on Load paper on the machine Select the printer Select your model from the Printer list in the Print Dialog.
  • Page 8 Select Quality & Media from the pop-up menu Select the media type For Media Type, select the same paper type loaded in the machine.
  • Page 9 Select the print quality For Print Quality, select High, Standard, or Draft according to your purpose. Important The print quality settings that can be selected may differ depending on a printing profile. Complete the setup Click Print. When you execute print, the document will be printed in accordance with the type and size of the media.
  • Page 10 Important In the Presets section, click Save Current Settings as Preset... (Save As...) to register the specified settings.
  • Page 11: Setting The Media Type With The Printer Driver

    Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss Photo Paper Glossy <GP-501/GP-601> Glossy Photo Paper Matte Photo Paper <MP-101> Matte Photo Paper Canon genuine papers (Business Letter Printing) Media name <Model No.> Media Type in the printer driver High Resolution Paper <HR-101N> High Resolution Paper Canon genuine papers (Original Products) Media name <Model No.>...
  • Page 12: Various Printing Methods

    Various Printing Methods Setting the Number of Copies and Printing Order Setting the Stapling Margin Execute Borderless Printing Scaling the Printing to Fit the Paper Size Scaled Printing Page Layout Printing Duplex Printing Printing on Postcards Displaying the Print Results before Printing Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size)
  • Page 13: Setting The Number Of Copies And Printing Order

    Setting the Number of Copies and Printing Order Collate pages + Reverse Collate pages + Normal Reverse The procedure for specifying the number of copies and printing order is as follows: Specify the number of copies to be printed Specify the number of copies to print from the Copies in the Print Dialog.
  • Page 14 Complete the setup Click Print. When you execute print, the specified number of copies will be printed with the specified printing order. Important When the application software that you used to create the document has the same function, specify the settings on the printer driver. However, if the print results are not acceptable, specify the function settings on the application software.
  • Page 15: Setting The Stapling Margin

    Setting the Stapling Margin The procedure for setting the staple side and the margin width is as follows: Select Margin from the pop-up menu on the Print Dialog Set the staple side and the margin width Select a stapling position from the Stapling Side list, and if necessary, set the Margin width.
  • Page 16 Click Print. When you execute print, the data is printed with the specified staple side and margin width. Important When borderless printing is enabled, Stapling Side and Margin appear grayed out and are unavailable.
  • Page 17: Execute Borderless Printing

    Execute Borderless Printing The borderless printing function allows you to print data without any margin by enlarging the data so that it extends slightly off the paper. In standard printing, margins are created around the document area. However, in borderless printing function, these margins are not created.
  • Page 18 It is recommended to set the slider at the second position from the right for most cases. Important When the Amount of Extension slider is set to the rightmost position, the back side of the paper may become smudged. Complete the setup Click Print.
  • Page 19 Expanding the Range of the Document to Print Setting a large amount of extension allows you to perform borderless printing with no problems. However, the portion of the document extending off the paper range will not be printed and for this reason, the subjects around the perimeter of a photo may not be printed. Try borderless printing once.
  • Page 20: Scaling The Printing To Fit The Paper Size

    Scaling the Printing to Fit the Paper Size The procedure for printing a document that is automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the page size to be used is as follows: Check the paper size Check that the Paper Size in the Print Dialog is the same as the paper size that you set in the application software.
  • Page 21 When you check this check box, the document will be reduced to fit to the paper size when the document size is larger than the page size. The document will be printed in the original size when the document size is smaller than the page size. Complete the setup Click Print.
  • Page 22: Scaled Printing

    Scaled Printing The procedure for printing a document with pages enlarged or reduced is as follows: Select the printer In the Page Setup Dialog, select your model name from the Format For list. Set scaled printing Specify the scaling factor in the Scale box, and click OK. Note If you are using Mac OS X v10.8 or Mac OS X v10.7, you can set the Scale rate to a value in the range from 1 to 999%.
  • Page 23 Important When the application software which you used to create the original has the scaled printing function, configure the settings on your application software. You do not need to configure the same setting in the Page Setup dialog.
  • Page 24: Page Layout Printing

    Page Layout Printing The page layout printing function allows you to print more than one page image on a single sheet of paper. The procedure for performing page layout printing is as follows: Select Layout from the pop-up menu in the Print Dialog Set the number of original you print on one page In Pages per Sheet, specify the number of page you print on one page.
  • Page 25 Reverse page orientation Select this check box to change the paper orientation. Flip horizontally Select this check box to reverse left and right of the document. Complete the setup Click Print. When you execute print, the specified number of pages will be arranged on each sheet of paper in the specified order.
  • Page 26: Duplex Printing

    Duplex Printing The procedure for printing data on both sides of one sheet of paper is as follows: Set duplex printing Check the Two-Sided check box in the Print Dialog. Select Layout from the pop-up menu on the Print Dialog...
  • Page 27 Set the stapling side For Two-Sided, select either Long-Edge binding or Short-Edge binding. Select Margin from the pop-up menu on the Print Dialog Set the stapling margin If necessary, set the Margin width, and to change the Stapling Side, select a setting from the list.
  • Page 28 Custom Settings in the Canon IJ Printer Utility. Note If the back side of the paper becomes smudged during duplex printing, display the pop-up menu of Canon IJ Printer Utility, select Cleaning from the menu, and then perform Bottom Plate Cleaning.
  • Page 29: Printing On Postcards

    Printing on Postcards This section describes the procedure for postcard printing. Load postcard on the machine Select paper size in the Print Dialog Select Postcard or Postcard Double from the Paper Size menu. Important Return postcards can be used only when you print them from the computer. When printing a return postcard, always set the paper size to Postcard Double from your application software or the printer driver.
  • Page 30: Displaying The Print Results Before Printing

    Displaying the Print Results before Printing If you are using Mac OS X v10.6.8, you can display and check the print result before printing. To display the print result before printing, click Preview on the Print Dialog. Note When you click (the disclosure triangle) in the Print dialog and switch to the detailed display, Preview is not displayed.
  • Page 31: Setting Paper Dimensions (custom Size)

    Setting Paper Dimensions (Custom Size) You can specify the height and width of paper when its size cannot be selected from the Paper Size menu. Such a paper size is called "custom size." The procedure for specifying a custom size is as follows: Creating a new custom paper size In the Print...
  • Page 32 Note To duplicate the registered paper size, select the paper size that you want to duplicate from the Custom Paper Sizes list, and click Duplicate. To delete a registered paper size, select the paper size that you want to delete from the Custom Paper Sizes list, and click -.
  • Page 33: Changing The Print Quality And Correcting Image Data

    Changing the Print Quality and Correcting Image Data Setting the Print Quality Level (Custom) Printing a Color Document in Monochrome Specifying Color Correction Optimal Photo Printing of Image Data Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver Printing with ICC Profiles (Specifying an ICC Profile from the Application Software) Printing with ICC Profiles (Specifying an ICC Profile from the Printer Driver) Adjusting Color Balance Adjusting Brightness...
  • Page 34: Setting The Print Quality Level (custom)

    Setting the Print Quality Level (Custom) The print quality level can be set in the Custom. The procedure for setting the print quality level is as follows: Select Quality & Media from the pop-up menu on the Print Dialog Select the print quality Select Custom for Print Quality.
  • Page 35 Adjusting Color Balance Adjusting Brightness Adjusting Intensity Adjusting Contrast...
  • Page 36: Printing A Color Document In Monochrome

    Printing a Color Document in Monochrome The procedure for printing a color document in monochrome is as follows: Select Quality & Media from the pop-up menu on the Print Dialog Set grayscale printing Check the Grayscale Printing check box. Complete the setup Click Print.
  • Page 37: Specifying Color Correction

    You can specify the color correction method suited to the type of document to be printed. Normally, the printer driver adjusts the colors by using Canon Digital Photo Color so that data is printed with color tints that most people prefer.
  • Page 38 Depending on the application software, when a printing ICC profile is specified from that application software, Canon Color Matching cannot be selected because ColorSync is selected automatically. The Quality & Media setting is necessary even when ColorSync or Canon Color Matching is selected. Related Topics...
  • Page 39: Optimal Photo Printing Of Image Data

    Describes the procedure for printing by using the color correction function of the printer driver. • To print using Canon Digital Photo Color The printer prints data with color tints that most people prefer, reproducing colors of the original image data and producing three-dimensional effects and high, sharp contrasts.
  • Page 40 Printing with ICC Profiles (Specifying an ICC Profile from the Application Software) Describes the procedure for printing by using the color space of Adobe RGB or sRGB effectively. You can print with a common color space by setting up the application software and the printer driver so that the color management matches the input ICC profile of the image data.
  • Page 41: Adjusting Colors With The Printer Driver

    You can specify the color correction function of the printer driver to print with color tints that most people prefer through the use of Canon Digital Photo Color. When printing from an application software that can identify ICC profiles and allows you to specify them, use a printing ICC profile in the application software, and select settings for color management.
  • Page 42 Adjusting Brightness Adjusting Intensity Adjusting Contrast...
  • Page 43: Printing With Icc Profiles (specifying An Icc Profile From The Application Software)

    Printing with ICC Profiles (Specifying an ICC Profile from the Application Software) When you print from Adobe Photoshop, Canon Digital Photo Professional, or any application software that can identify input ICC profiles and allows you to specify such profiles, printer uses the color management system (ColorSync) built-into Mac OS when printing.
  • Page 44 Click Print. When you execute print, the machine uses the color space of the image data. Related Topics Setting the Print Quality Level (Custom) Specifying Color Correction Adjusting Color Balance Adjusting Brightness Adjusting Intensity Adjusting Contrast...
  • Page 45: Printing With Icc Profiles (specifying An Icc Profile From The Printer Driver)

    Printing with ICC Profiles (Specifying an ICC Profile from the Printer Driver) Print from an application software that cannot identify or specify input ICC profiles by using the color space of the input ICC profile (sRGB) found in the data. Select Color Matching from the pop-up menu of the Print Dialog Select color correction...
  • Page 46 Adjusting Brightness Adjusting Intensity Adjusting Contrast...
  • Page 47: Adjusting Color Balance

    Adjusting Color Balance You can adjust the color tints when printing. Since this function adjusts color balance of the output by changing the ink ratios of each color, it changes the total color balance of the document. Use the application software when you want to change the color balance significantly.
  • Page 48 Important Adjust the slider gradually. Complete the setup Click Print. When you execute print, the document is printed with the adjusted color balance. Important When the Grayscale Printing check box is checked for Quality & Media, the color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) appear grayed out and are unavailable. If you select ColorSync for Color Matching, then the color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) appear grayed out and is unavailable.
  • Page 49: Adjusting Brightness

    Adjusting Brightness You can change the brightness of the overall image data during printing. This function does not change pure white or pure black but it changes the brightness of the intermediate colors. The following sample shows the print result when the brightness setting is changed. Light is selected Normal is selected Dark is selected The procedure for adjusting brightness is as follows: Select Color Options from the pop-up menu of the...
  • Page 50 Important If you select ColorSync for Color Matching, then the Brightness appear grayed out and is unavailable. Related Topics Setting the Print Quality Level (Custom) Specifying Color Correction Adjusting Color Balance Adjusting Intensity Adjusting Contrast...
  • Page 51: Adjusting Intensity

    Adjusting Intensity You can dilute (brighten) or intensify (darken) the colors of the overall image data during printing. The following sample shows the case when the intensity is increased so that all colors become more intense when the image data is printed. No adjustment Higher intensity The procedure for adjusting intensity is as follows:...
  • Page 52 Complete the setup Click Print. When you execute print, the image data is printed with the adjusted intensity. Important If you select ColorSync for Color Matching, then the Intensity appear grayed out and is unavailable. Related Topics Setting the Print Quality Level (Custom) Specifying Color Correction Adjusting Color Balance Adjusting Brightness...
  • Page 53: Adjusting Contrast

    Adjusting Contrast You can adjust the image contrast during printing. To make the differences between the light and dark portions of images greater and more distinct, increase the contrast. On the other hand, to make the differences between the light and dark portions of images smaller and less distinct, reduce the contrast.
  • Page 54 Complete the setup Click Print. When you execute print, the image is printed with the adjusted contrast. Important If you select ColorSync for Color Matching, then the Contrast appear grayed out and is unavailable. Related Topics Setting the Print Quality Level (Custom) Specifying Color Correction Adjusting Color Balance Adjusting Brightness...
  • Page 55: Overview Of The Printer Driver

    Page Setup Dialog Print Dialog Quality & Media Color Options Borderless Printing Margin Canon IJ Printer Utility Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility Maintenance of this Machine Display the Printing Status Screen Deleting the Undesired Print Job Instructions for Use (Printer Driver)
  • Page 56: Canon Ij Printer Driver

    Canon IJ Printer Driver The Canon IJ printer driver (called printer driver below) is a software that is installed on your computer for printing data with this machine. The printer driver converts the print data created by your application software into data that your printer can understand, and sends the converted data to the printer.
  • Page 57: How To Open The Printer Driver Setup Window

    How to Open the Printer Driver Setup Window You can display the printer driver setup window from the application software you are using. Opening the Page Setup Dialog Use this procedure to set the page (paper) settings before printing. Select Page Setup... from the File menu of the application software Page Setup Dialog opens.
  • Page 58: Page Setup Dialog

    Page Setup Dialog In the Page Setup dialog, you configure the basic print settings such as the size of paper loaded in the machine or the scaling ratio. To open the Page Setup dialog, you typically select Page Setup... from the File menu of your application software.
  • Page 59: Print Dialog

    Print Dialog In the Print dialog, you can set paper type and print quality to start printing. To open the Print dialog, you typically select Print... from the File menu of your application software. Printer Select the model to be used for printing. When you click Add Printer..., a dialog for specifying the printer opens.
  • Page 60 Paper Size Select the size of the paper to be used for printing. To set a non-standard size, select Manage Custom Sizes..Orientation Select the print orientation. Pop-up Menu You can switch between pages in the Print dialog by the pop-up menu. The first menu to appear differs depending on the application software that opened the Print dialog.
  • Page 61 Summary The selected items in the Print dialog are displayed. Important If you are using Mac OS X v10.8 or Mac OS X v10.7, you cannot use Scheduler and Summary. You can save a document in PDF (Portable Document Format) format. Preview If you are using Mac OS X v10.6.8, when you click (the disclosure triangle) on the side of...
  • Page 62: Quality & Media

    Quality & Media This dialog allows you to create a basic print setup in accordance with the paper type. Unless special printing is required, normal printing can be performed just by setting the items in this dialog. Media Type Select the type of media to be used. You must select the type of media actually loaded in the machine.
  • Page 63 Quality When you select Custom in Print Quality, you can use the slider bar to adjust the print quality level. Grayscale Printing Set grayscale printing. Grayscale printing refers to the function of converting your document to grayscale data in the printer to print it in monochrome. When you check the check box, both monochrome and color documents will be printed in monochrome.
  • Page 64: Color Options

    Color Options This dialog allows you to adjust the print color as you like. If the color of the printed image is not as expected, adjust the properties in the dialog and retry printing. The adjustments made here do not affect the colors of the original print data unlike application software dedicated to image processing.
  • Page 65 Color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) If necessary, adjust the strength of each color. To strengthen a color, drag the slider to the right. To weaken a color, drag the slider to the left. You can also directly enter a value linked to the slider. Enter a value in the range from -50 to 50.
  • Page 66 Adjusting Intensity Adjusting Contrast...
  • Page 67: Borderless Printing

    Borderless Printing This dialog allows you to adjust the amount of the document that extends off the paper when borderless printing is performed. Amount of Extension Use the Amount of Extension slider to adjust the amount of the document that extends off the paper.
  • Page 68: Margin

    Margin This dialog allows you to set the stapling side and amount of margin for stapling multiple sheets of paper. Margin Specify the amount of margin space for stapling the paper. Enter a value between 0 inches (0 mm) to 1.2 inches (30 mm). Stapling Side Specify the stapling side.
  • Page 69: Canon Ij Printer Utility

    What You Can Do with the Canon IJ Printer Utility You can switch between pages in Canon IJ Printer Utility by the pop-up menu. You can choose one of the following items from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 70 Note To operate the Canon IJ Printer Utility, you must first turn on the machine. Depending on the items selected, the computer communicates with the machine to obtain information. If the computer is unable to communicate with the machine, an error message may be displayed.
  • Page 71: Opening The Canon Ij Printer Utility

    Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility To open the Canon IJ Printer Utility, follow the steps below. Open System Preferences, and select Print & Scan (Print & Fax) Start the Canon IJ Printer Utility Select your model from the printer list, and click Options & Supplies..
  • Page 72: Maintenance Of This Machine

    Maintenance of this Machine Cleaning the Print Heads from Your Computer Cleaning Inside the Machine Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers from Your Computer Use Your Computer to Print a Nozzle Check Pattern Aligning the Print Head Position from Your Computer Checking the Ink Status from Your Computer Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used Managing the Machine Power...
  • Page 73: Display The Printing Status Screen

    Display the Printing Status Screen Check the print progress according to the following procedure: Launch the printing status screen • If the print data has been sent to the machine The printing status screen opens automatically. To display the printing status screen, click the (the printer icon) displayed on the Dock.
  • Page 74 Deletes the specified print job. Stops printing the specified document. Resumes printing the specified document. Displays the print job information. Stops printing all documents. Displayed only when printing of all documents is being stopped, and resumes printing all documents.
  • Page 75: Deleting The Undesired Print Job

    Deleting the Undesired Print Job If the printer does not start printing, canceled or failed print job data may be remaining. Delete unnecessary print jobs from the print status check screen. Open System Preferences, and select Print & Scan (Print & Fax) Select your model, and then click Open Print Queue...
  • Page 76: Instructions For Use (printer Driver)

    Format For list. If you select another printer, printing may not be performed properly. • If the Canon IJ Printer Utility does not display the remaining ink level in the Ink Level Information, check whether the FINE cartridge is properly installed.
  • Page 77: Updating The Printer Driver

    Updating the Printer Driver Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver Delete the Unnecessary Canon IJ Printer from the Printer List Before Installing the Printer Driver Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 78: Obtaining The Latest Printer Driver

    Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver By updating the printer driver to the latest version of the printer driver, unresolved problems may be solved. Obtaining the Printer Driver You can access our website and download the latest printer driver for your model. Important You can download the printer driver for free, but any Internet access charges incurred are your responsibility.
  • Page 79: Delete The Unnecessary Canon Ij Printer From The Printer List

    The procedure to delete the unnecessary Canon IJ Printer from the printer list is as follows: You cannot delete the Canon IJ Printer unless you are logged in as a user with the administrative right. For information about an administrative user, refer to the user's manual for the Mac OS.
  • Page 80: Before Installing The Printer Driver

    Before Installing the Printer Driver This section describes the items that you should check before installing the printer driver. You should also refer to this section if the printer driver cannot be installed. Checking the Personal Computer Settings • Terminate all running applications. •...
  • Page 81: Installing The Printer Driver

    Installing the Printer Driver You can access our web site through the Internet and download the latest printer driver for your model. The procedure for installing the downloaded printer driver is as follows: Mount the disk Double-click the disk image file you have downloaded. The file is unpacked, and then the disk is mounted.
  • Page 82 Related Topics Obtaining the Latest Printer Driver Delete the Unnecessary Canon IJ Printer from the Printer List Before Installing the Printer Driver...
  • Page 83: Copying

    Copying Making Copies on Plain Paper Basic Copying on Photo Paper Switching the Page Size between A4 and Letter...
  • Page 84: Making Copies On Plain Paper

    Making Copies on Plain Paper Load the original on the platen glass to copy on A4 sized plain paper. 1. Make sure that the machine is turned on. 2. Load A4 or Letter-sized plain paper. 3. Load the original on the platen glass. 4.
  • Page 85 The ON lamp flashes once. 2. Release the button. The machine starts copying. When the print quality is set to "Draft", print speed is given priority over quality. To give priority to quality, press the Color or Black button for less than 2 seconds to copy in the print quality "Standard".
  • Page 86: Copying On Photo Paper

    Copying on Photo Paper You can copy the loaded original on 10 x 15 cm or 4" x 6" photo paper without borders. The original is enlarged or reduced automatically to fit the paper size. 1. Make sure that the machine is turned on. 2.
  • Page 87: Switching The Page Size Between A4 And Letter

    Switching the Page Size between A4 and Letter You can switch the size of paper loaded in the front tray between A4 and Letter. This setting is useful if you usually load Letter-sized paper in the front tray. 1. Make sure that the machine is turned on. 2.

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