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  • Page 1: Quick Start Guide

    Photo Printer series Quick Start Guide Q T 5 1 4 2 7 V 0 1...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3 Photo Printer Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 4 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 iP2600 series Photo Printer. All statements, technical information and recommendations in this manual and in any guides or related documents are believed reliable, but...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction...2 Safety Precautions ...3 Before Using the Printer ...6 Included Items ...6 Turning the Printer On and Off ...6 Loading Printing Paper ...8 Printing from Your Computer...16 Printing with Windows...16 Printing with Macintosh...17 Routine Maintenance ...18 When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are In- correct...18...
  • Page 6: 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.
  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    Do not attempt to use the printer in any way not described in this manual. Warning 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.
  • Page 8 If any foreign object (metal or liquid) fall into the printer, unplug the power plug and call for service. Do not transport or store the printer on a slant, vertically or upside-down, as the ink may leak and damage the printer.
  • Page 9 FINE Cartridges (Ink Keep FINE Cartridges (Ink Cartridges) out of the reach of children. Cartridges) 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.
  • Page 10: Before Using The Printer

    Quick Start Guide Canon Black and Color FINE Cartridges Power cord Additional documents * A USB cable is necessary to connect the printer with your computer. Turning the Printer On and Off Turn on the printer before printing. Turning on the Printer Note If preparatory operations below are not complete, follow your setup sheet to complete them.
  • Page 11: Turning Off The Printer

    Turning off the Printer 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 15 seconds. Important When turning off the printer Follow the procedure below to turn off the printer.
  • Page 12: Loading Printing Paper

    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. Photo Quality Media Glossy Photo Paper Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss...
  • Page 13: Paper Handling

    T-Shirt Transfers TR-301 *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.
  • Page 14: Media Types You Cannot Use

    Folded, curled, or wrinkled paper Damp paper Paper that is too thin (weighing less than 17 lb / 64 gsm) Paper that is too thick (plain paper, except for Canon genuine paper, weighing more than 28 lb / 105 gsm) Picture postcards...
  • Page 15: Loading Paper

    Canon provides for use with its various printers, see “Using Specialty Media” on page 8. When Printing on Plain Paper 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: –...
  • Page 16 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 16 or “Printing with Macintosh” on page 17.
  • Page 17: Loading Envelopes

    * The above illustrations show a side view of the leading edge of the envelope. Important The envelopes may jam in the printer if they are not flat or the edges are not aligned. Make sure that no curl or puff exceeds 0.1 inches / 3 mm.
  • Page 18 , 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 16 or “Printing with Macintosh”...
  • Page 19 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 16 or “Printing with Macintosh” on page 17.
  • Page 20: Printing From Your Computer

    Click Print (or OK). Note If straight lines are misaligned or print quality is not satisfactory after installing the printer driver, you may need to align the Print Head. See “Aligning the Print Head” on page 27. Printing from Your Computer...
  • Page 21: Printing With Macintosh

    Click Print. Note If straight lines are misaligned or print quality is not satisfactory after installing the printer driver, you may need to align the Print Head. See “Aligning the Print Head” on page 27. Printing from Your Computer...
  • Page 22: Routine Maintenance

    Make sure that the orange protective tape is removed from the bottom of a FINE Cartridge. If the Alarm lamp flashes orange, see “Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 53. Increase the Print Quality setting in the printer driver settings. See “Print Results Not Satisfactory” on page 46.
  • Page 23: Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzles. Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray. Open the Paper Output Tray, and then extend the Output Tray Extension.
  • Page 24 Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray. Open the Paper Output Tray, and then extend the Output Tray Extension. Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Inside”...
  • Page 25: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Examine the nozzle check pattern, and perform cleaning if necessary. Note The nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly if there is not enough ink. Replace the FINE Cartridge if the remaining amount of ink is insufficient. See “Replacing a FINE Cartridge”...
  • Page 26: Print Head Cleaning

    If you click Cleaning on the Pattern Check dialog box that is displayed after printing the nozzle check pattern, go to step 4-(3). Make sure that the printer is on. Open the Paper Output Tray and extend the Output Tray Extension.
  • Page 27 Start Print Head Cleaning. (1) Click the Maintenance tab. (2) Click Cleaning. 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 60 seconds. (3) Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray. (4) Confirm the displayed message and click Print Check Pattern.
  • Page 28 Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Inside” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Start Print Head Cleaning. (1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
  • Page 29: Print Head Deep Cleaning

    Print Head Deep Cleaning consumes more ink than standard Print Head Cleaning, so perform this procedure only when necessary. Make sure that the printer is on. Open the Paper Output Tray and extend the Output Tray Extension.
  • Page 30 Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Inside” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
  • Page 31: Aligning The Print Head

    If ruled lines are printed misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head position. Make sure that the printer is on and then load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray. Open the Paper Output Tray and extend the Output Tray Extension.
  • Page 32 Look at the 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. Note If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable white streaks.
  • Page 33 Make sure that the printer is on and load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Rear Tray. Open the Paper Output Tray and extend the Output Tray Extension. Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Inside”...
  • Page 34 Look at the 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. Note If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable white streaks.
  • Page 35: Replacing A Fine Cartridge

    Getting the Ink Status Information Note The ink level detector is mounted on the printer to detect the remaining ink level. The printer considers as ink is full when a new FINE Cartridge is installed, and then starts to detect a remaining ink level.
  • Page 36 To confirm the ink level information, click the Ink Details menu. 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. (1) Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
  • Page 37: Replacing Fine Cartridges

    If a FINE Cartridge runs out of ink, you can print with either Color or Black FINE Cartridge, in whichever ink remains, only for a while. However the print quality may be reduced compared to when printing with both cartridges. Canon recommends to use new FINE cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities.
  • Page 38 Open the Paper Output Tray. Make sure that the printer is turned on, and then open the Top Cover. The FINE Cartridge Holder moves to the left. Caution Do not hold the FINE Cartridge Holder to stop or move it.
  • Page 39 Discard it according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables. Do not touch the electrical contacts or Print Head Nozzles on a FINE Cartridge. The printer may not print out properly if you touch it. Install the FINE Cartridge.
  • Page 40: Keeping The Best Printing Results

    When You Are Not Using the Printer for a Long Time When you are not using the printer for a long time, print in both black & white and in color, or perform Print Head Cleaning, about once a month to prevent degradation of the Print Head.
  • Page 41: Cleaning Your Printer

    Do not use tissue paper, paper towels, or similar materials for cleaning so as not to scratch the surface. Paper tissue powders or fine threads may remain inside the printer and cause problems such as Print Head blockage and poor printing results. Make sure to use a soft cloth.
  • Page 42 (A) located on the right side inside the Rear Tray with a moistened cotton swab or the like. Rotate the roller (A) manually as you clean it. Do not touch the roller with your fingers; rotate it with the cotton swab. If this does not solve the problem, contact your Canon Service representative.
  • Page 43: Cleaning The Inside Of The Printer

    (A) located on the right side inside the Rear Tray with a moistened cotton swab or the like. Rotate the roller (A) manually as you clean it. Do not touch the roller with your fingers; rotate it with the cotton swab. If this does not solve the problem, contact your Canon Service representative.
  • Page 44 When performing Bottom Plate Cleaning again, make sure to use a new piece of paper. Make sure that the printer is on and then remove any paper from the Rear Tray. Open the Paper Output Tray and extend the Output Tray Extension.
  • Page 45 Do not perform any other operation while the bottom plate is being cleaned. If the problem is not resolved after performing cleaning twice, the protrusions inside the printer may be stained. Clean them according to instructions. See “Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Printer”...
  • Page 46: Cleaning The Protrusions Inside The Printer

    Cleaning the Protrusions Inside the Printer If protrusions inside the printer are stained, wipe off any ink from the protrusions using a cotton swab or the like. Caution Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power plug before cleaning the printer.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    If an Error Occurs When the Printer Is Connected to a Computer When an error occurs in printing such as the printer is out of paper or paper is jammed, a troubleshooting message is displayed automatically. Take the appropriate action described in the message.
  • Page 48: Cannot Install The Printer Driver

    Canon Service representative. Follow the procedure described in your setup sheet for proper installation. If the drivers were not installed correctly, uninstall the printer driver, restart your computer, and then reinstall the drivers. Refer to the PC Printing Guide on- screen manual.
  • Page 49: The Usb Connection Does Not Work Properly

    The Printer Is Not Recognized Properly Cause USB hub is used. Action Connect the printer directly to the computer’s USB port without going through the hub. The computer does not recognize the printer properly. Reinstall the USB driver using the latest version of the driver.
  • Page 50: Print Results Not Satisfactory

    Select a print quality option suitable to the paper and image for printing. If you notice blurs or uneven colors, increase the print quality setting and try printing again. Confirm the paper and print quality settings by using the printer driver. Refer to the PC Printing Guide on-screen manual.
  • Page 51 Printing Does Not Start/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/Straight Lines Are Misaligned Cause The media is loaded with the wrong side facing upwards. FINE Cartridge is not installed properly. Print Head nozzles are clogged. Print Head is misaligned. White Streaks Cause Print Head nozzles are clogged.
  • Page 52: Printed Paper Curls Or Has Ink Blots

    * Reset the Paper Thickness Lever to the left when you finish printing. If the lever is not set back to the left, the inside of the printer is more likely to get dirty due to the wider clearance between the print head and the loaded paper. It may also reduce print quality.
  • Page 53: Colors Are Uneven Or Streaked

    Cause Paper is curled. Colors Are Uneven or Streaked Cause Print Head nozzles are clogged. Print Head is misaligned. Action For Plain Paper Turn the paper over and reload it to print on the other side. Leaving the paper loaded in the Rear Tray for a long time may cause the paper to curl.
  • Page 54: Printer Does Not Start

    Action Make sure that the power plug is securely plugged into the Power Cord Connector of the printer. Plug the power plug all the way in, since it may be difficult to plug. Restarting your computer may solve the problem.
  • Page 55: Paper Does Not Feed Properly

    When printing on envelopes, see “Loading Envelopes” on page 13, and prepare the envelopes before printing. Once you have prepared the envelopes, load them in the printer in portrait orientation. If the envelopes are placed in landscape orientation, they will not feed properly.
  • Page 56: Paper Jams

    Paper Jams Important If you need to turn off the printer to remove jammed paper during printing, refer to “Printing from Your Computer” in the User's Guide on-screen manual to cancel print jobs before turning off the printer. Cause Paper jammed in the Paper Output Slot or the Rear Tray.
  • Page 57: Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange

    (You will need to replace a particular part of the printer.) Important Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the ink absorber becomes completely full, printing cannot be performed until the ink absorber is replaced.
  • Page 58 Alternately Disconnect the printer cable from the printer, turn the printer off, and then unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on after leaving it for one minute or more.
  • Page 59: Message Appears On The Computer Screen

    (3)Right-click the Canon XXX icon, then select Properties. (4)Click the Ports tab to confirm the port settings. Make sure that a port named USBnnn (where “n” is a number) with Canon XXX appearing in the Printer column is selected for Print to the following port(s).
  • Page 60 While the Power lamp is flashing green, the printer is initializing. Wait until the Power lamp stops flashing and remains lit green. If the Alarm lamp is flashing orange, an error may have occurred in the printer. For details on how to resolve the error, see “Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 53.
  • Page 61: Appendix

    Printed Documentation Setup Sheet Be sure to read this sheet first. This sheet includes instructions for setting up your printer and getting it ready for use. Quick Start Guide (This guide) Read this guide when starting to use the printer.
  • Page 62: Reading The On-screen Manuals

    You can view the on-screen manuals in the following way: To view the on-screen manual, double-click the XXX On-screen Manual shortcut icon on the desktop, or click Start > All Programs (or Programs) > Canon XXX Manual > XXX On-screen Manual (where “XXX” is your printer’s name).
  • Page 63: Solution Menu (windows Only)

    This menu screen helps you to easily launch bundled applications or on-screen manuals. Also, you can easily access useful web sites to get tips on how to use your printer. Experience how easy it is to launch menu items by using the menu screen that appears automatically when your computer starts up.
  • Page 64: Specifications

    Storage environment Power supply Power consumption External dimensions Weight Canon FINE Cartridges Appendix General Specifications 4800 (horizontal)* x 1200 (vertical) * Ink droplets can be placed with a pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum. 8 inches / 203.2 mm max.
  • Page 65 CD-ROM Drive Required Other restrictions SVGA 800 x 600 To upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista, first uninstall software bundled with the Canon inkjet printer. Additional System Requirements for On-Screen Manuals Browser: Windows HTML Help Viewer Note: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later must be installed.
  • Page 66: Users In The U.s.a

    1-516-328-5600 Canon U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY --- (U.S.A. Only) The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Canon USA”) with respect to the new or refurbished Canon-brand product (“Product”) packaged with this limited warranty, when purchased and used in the United States only.
  • Page 67 Separate Warranty. Non-Canon brand equipment and software that may be distributed with the Product are sold “as is” and without warranty of any kind by Canon USA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and all such warranties are disclaimed.
  • Page 68 Toll-free live technical support Monday—Saturday (excluding holidays) at 1-800-828-4040 Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD-1-866-251-3752) Repair or Exchange Service Options: In the event service is required for the Product during the limited warranty period, Canon USA offers two hardware support options: Authorized Service Facility Carry-In / Mail-In Service Canon USA’s Carry-In/Mail-In Service provides repair or exchange, at Canon USA’s option,...
  • Page 69 Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042 ©2008 Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be a registered trademark in other countries. Appendix...
  • Page 70: Index

    Index Appendix 57 Before Using the Printer 6 Canon U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY - USA Only 62 Cleaning exterior 37 inside 39 protrusions inside the printer 42 roller 37 Loading Printing Paper envelopes 13 paper 11 recommended paper and requirements 9...
  • Page 71: Canon Specialty Papers

    © 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.
  • Page 72 The following FINE Cartridges are compatible with this product. For information on product specifications, please visit our website at www.usa.canon.com QT5-1427-V01 XXXXXXXX © CANON INC. 2008 PRINTED IN VIETNAM...

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  • wanda Mar 17, 2018 07:04:
    i ordered ink specified for the ip2600 printer. i installed
    ​both the black and color, they fit properly and the printer
    se​emed to be ready to print. when i went in to set up to
    print, although the printer was shown as installed and
    recogn​ized i could not access to print. i got the blinking
    g​reen and orange light. the error indicated that the software
    m​ight not be up to date. is there updated software available
    ​from cannon for this printer series. if so, how do i obtain it?
  • carol jameson Sep 12, 2013 03:16:
    This is insane! The illustrati​ons show one thing, and the written instructio​ns say the opposite! AND you tell me to go to page 16 or 17 for the Printer Driver instructio​ns, and they are not there. I don't know where the hell they are, so I will just hand address the envelopes. You people have a cruel sense of humor. If a customer wants to call you, he must first answer a hundred different questions before he can ask you just ONE. What the hell difference does it make what the freaking serial number is? If you know the answer to the customers question, then let him ask it and you can answer it. If you don't know, then you just make it so damned difficult to ask the question, the customer is just SOL! That is the problem here. You people don't know JACK, so you don't want to help the customer. If you would get people to write these damned manuals so they make sense, maybe people wouldn't need to bother you in the first place. This totally SUCKS!