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  • Page 1: Quick Start Guide

    Photo Printer series Quick Start Guide Q T 5 0 9 1 9 V 0 1...
  • Page 2 Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) support is available at (1-866-251-3752). 4. Extended Service and Support 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.
  • Page 3 Photo Printer Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 4 Canon PIXMA iP1800 series Photo Printer Quick Start Guide. Copyright This manual is copyrighted by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be reproduced in any form, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Before Printing...2 Turning the Printer On and Off ...2 Loading Printing Paper ...4 Printing from Your Computer...10 Printing with Windows...10 Printing with Macintosh...12 Routine Maintenance ...14 When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect ...14 Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern...15 Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern ...17 Print Head Cleaning...19 Print Head Deep Cleaning ...21...
  • Page 6: Before Printing

    Before Printing Turning the Printer On and Off Turn on the printer before printing. Turning on the Printer Before turning on the printer, confirm the following. The FINE Cartridges are installed properly. The printer is connected to your computer (or a compatible device). The printer driver is installed.
  • Page 7: 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. Important About the Power Plug When removing the power plug after turing off the printer, be sure to confirm that the POWER lamp is not lit.
  • Page 8: Loading Printing Paper

    Loading Printing Paper This section describes how to load printing paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Using Specialty Media Canon recommends that you use Canon genuine media to ensure optimal print quality. Photo Quality Media Glossy Photo Paper Matte Photo Paper...
  • Page 9: Paper Handling

    TR-301 Paper with a Model Number is Canon specialty media. You may not be able to purchase some Canon genuine papers depending on your country. *1 Paper is not sold in the US by Model Number. Purchase paper by name.
  • Page 10: Media Types You Cannot Use

    Folded, curled, or wrinkled paper Damp paper Paper that is too thin (weighing less than 64 gsm / 17 lb) Paper that is too thick (plain paper, except for Canon genuine paper, weighing more than 105 gsm / 28 lb) Picture postcards...
  • Page 11: Loading Paper

    Always load paper in portrait orientation (A). Loading paper in landscape orientation (B) can cause the paper to be jammed. Note For details on the specialty media Canon provides for use with its various printers, refer to “Compatible Media Types” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. When Printing on Plain Paper You can use general copy paper or Canon’s Super White Paper.
  • Page 12 Flatten the four corners of the paper before loading it. Note Align the edges of paper neatly before loading. Loading paper without aligning the edges may cause paper jams. If paper is curled, hold the opposing curled corners and gently bend them in the opposite direction until the paper becomes completely flat.
  • Page 13: Loading Envelopes

    Loading Envelopes Use either European DL or US Comm. Env. #10-sized envelope. Load the envelopes against the right side of the Auto Sheet Feeder. Load with the address side facing UP and the rear flaps DOWN on the left. Up to 10 envelopes can be loaded at once. Pinch the Paper Guide and slide it against the left side of the envelope.
  • Page 14: Printing From Your Computer

    Open the printer properties dialog box. (1) Select Print on the application software’s File menu. The Print dialog box opens. (2) Make sure that Canon iP1800 series is selected in Select Printer. Note If a different printer is selected, click Canon iP1800 series.
  • Page 15 Note To cancel a print job in progress, press the RESUME/ CANCEL button on the printer or click Cancel Printing on the Canon IJ Status Monitor. To display the Canon IJ Status Monitor, click Canon iP1800 series on the taskbar.
  • Page 16: Printing With Macintosh

    Select Paper Size. (1) Select Page Setup on the application software’s File menu. The Page Setup dialog box opens. (2) Make sure that iP1800 series is selected in Format for. (3) Select the desired paper size in Paper Size. (4) Click OK.
  • Page 17 Print the document. (1) Click Print Printing begins. Do not open the Front Cover while printing. Note Click the printer icon in the Dock to display the list of print jobs in progress. If you are using Mac OS X v.10.2.8, click the printer icon in the Dock to start up the Print Center and double-click the name of your printer in the Printer List.
  • Page 18: Routine Maintenance

    Routine Maintenance When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, the print head nozzles on FINE Cartridges are probably clogged. Print the nozzle check pattern to confirm the condition of the nozzles and then perform Print Head Cleaning.
  • Page 19: Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left. For details on the Paper Thickness Lever, refer to “Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Routine Maintenance...
  • Page 20 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 Front Cover while printing. Note Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before printing the pattern.
  • Page 21: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Examine the nozzle check pattern output by the printer, and clean the Print Head 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.
  • Page 22 When cleaning is necessary, click Cleaning on the Pattern Check dialog box. To proceed to cleaning of the Print Head, go to step 3-(3) of the Windows or Macintosh Print Head Cleaning procedure, depending on your platform. See “Print Head Cleaning” on page 19.
  • Page 23: Print Head Cleaning

    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.
  • Page 24 Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Start Print Head Cleaning. (1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu. (2) Click Cleaning.
  • Page 25: Print Head Deep Cleaning

    See “Replacing a FINE Cartridge” on page 26. Make sure that the printer is on. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Routine Maintenance...
  • Page 26 Start Print Head Deep Cleaning. (1) Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu. (2) Click Deep Cleaning. (3) 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.
  • Page 27: Aligning The Print Head

    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 Auto Sheet Feeder. Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the left.
  • Page 28 “Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Select Test Print in the pop-up menu.
  • Page 29 Click Print Head Alignment. Confirm the displayed message and click OK. The print head alignment pattern is printed. Important Do not open the Front Cover while printing. Look at the printout. From the patterns, select the most even, least irregular patterns for each column and enter their numbers.
  • Page 30: Replacing A Fine Cartridge

    FINE Cartridge with a new one. * To confirm the FINE Cartridge information, click the Ink Details menu. * You can also display the Canon IJ Status Monitor by clicking the Canon IJ Status Monitor icon which appears on the taskbar during printing.
  • Page 31 Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility to check the ink level information. (1) Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility. Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. The Canon IJ Printer Utility is displayed.
  • Page 32 The resulting print quality may not be satisfactory, if printing is continued under this condition. *1 FINE Cartridge with low ink If the ALARM lamp flashes orange four times Ink has run out. Replace the ink cartridge and close the cover. Click Cancel Printing to cancel printing.
  • Page 33 Note You can confirm the ink level with selecting Ink Level Information from the pop-up menu on the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. If the “!” icon is displayed above an ink cartridge, ink is running low. Prepare a new ink cartridge.
  • Page 34 Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities. Please be advised that Canon shall not be liable for any malfunction or trouble caused by continuation of printing under the ink out condition. Routine Maintenance...
  • Page 35 FINE Cartridge is removed, an error occurs. You cannot print regardless of the Ink Cartridge Settings. Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities. The Black Only setting can be used when you select Plain Paper in Media Type. In this case the Borderless Printing setting cannot be enabled.
  • Page 36: Replacing Fine Cartridges

    FINE Cartridge. The printer may not print out properly if you touch it. (A) Electrical Contacts (B) Print Head Nozzles To maintain optimal printing quality, we recommend the use of specified Canon brand FINE Cartridges. Refilling ink is not recommended.
  • Page 37 Make sure that the printer is on, and then open the Front Cover. The FINE Cartridge Holder moves to the left. Caution Do not hold the FINE Cartridge Holder to stop or move it. Do not touch the metallic parts inside the printer. Important If the Front Cover is left open for more than 10 minutes, the FINE Cartridge Holder moves to the right.
  • Page 38 Prepare the replacement cartridge. (1) Unpack a new FINE Cartridge and remove the orange protective tape (A) gently. Important Handle FINE Cartridges carefully to avoid staining your clothes or surrounding work area. Do not re-attach the protective tape once you have removed it.
  • Page 39 Close the Front Cover. Note If the ALARM lamp still flashes orange after the Front Cover is closed, see “ALARM Lamp Flashes Orange” on page 50. When you start printing after replacing the FINE Cartridge, Print Head Cleaning is performed automatically.
  • Page 40: Keeping The Best Printing Results

    Keeping the Best Printing Results To avoid drying of the Print Head and clogging of the nozzles, note the following. Note If the printed area is traced with a highlight pen or paint-stick or stained with water or sweat, ink may blur depending on the paper.
  • Page 41: Cleaning Your Printer

    Make sure that the printer is turned on, and then remove any paper from the Auto Sheet Feeder. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
  • Page 42: Cleaning The Inside Of The Printer

    If this procedure does not solve the problem, clean the surface of the roller with applying a slightly moisten cotton swab with water to wipe off dust or stain. If the problem still persists, contact a Canon service representative. Cleaning the Inside of the Printer If the printed paper is smudged, the inside of the printer may be dirty.
  • Page 43 “Front View” in “Main Components” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Open the Canon IJ Printer Utility dialog box. Refer to “Opening the Canon IJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)” in the User’s Guide on-screen manual. Make sure that Cleaning is selected in the pop-up menu.
  • Page 44: Cleaning The Protrusions Inside The Printer

    When the confirmation message is displayed, click Execute. The paper cleans the inside of the printer as it feeds through the printer. If the ejected paper is smudged, perform the Bottom Plate Cleaning again. If the problem is not resolved after performing the Bottom Plate Cleaning twice, the protrusions inside the printer may be stained.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section describes troubleshooting tips for problems you may encounter when using the printer. Note If you cannot find appropriate tips for your problem, refer to the on-screen manuals. “Cannot Install the Printer Driver” on page 42 “The USB Connection Does Not Work Properly” on page 43 “The Printer Is Not Recognized Properly”...
  • Page 46: Cannot Install The Printer Driver

    (1) Click Cancel on the Printer Connection screen. (2) Click Start Over on the Installation Failure screen. (3) Click Back on the screen that appears next. (4) Click Exit on the PIXMA iP1800 series, then remove the CD-ROM. (5) Turn the printer off.
  • Page 47: The Usb Connection Does Not Work Properly

    If the CD-ROM icon is still not displayed, try different disks and see if they are displayed. If other disks are displayed, there is a problem with the Setup CD- ROM. Contact a Canon service representative. Follow the procedure described in the Easy Setup Instructions for proper installation.
  • Page 48: Print Results Not Satisfactory

    Print Results Not Satisfactory Cannot Print to End of Job Cause Size of the print data is extremely large (Windows XP/Windows 2000 only). Part of the Page Is Not Printed Cause Page Size/Paper Size setting in the printer driver does not match the actual size of the paper loaded in the printer.
  • Page 49: Printed Paper Curls Or Has Ink Blots

    Action When printing data with high color saturation such as photographs or images in deep color, we recommend using Photo Paper Pro or other Canon specialty paper. Refer to “General Information” in the Make sure that the Media Type set in the Main sheet of the printer driver (Windows) or the Quality &...
  • Page 50: Printed Surface Is Scratched/paper Is Smudged

    Printed Surface Is Scratched/Paper Is Smudged Cause Paper Feed Roller is dirty. Inside of the printer is dirty. Printing on inappropriate type of paper. Paper is curled. Troubleshooting Action You may need to clean the Paper Feed Rollers of the Auto Sheet Feeder. Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller of the Auto Sheet Feeder consumes it, so perform this procedure only when necessary.
  • Page 51: Printing Does Not Start

    Start Menu” in “Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box (Windows)” of the User’s Guide on-screen manual. (2) Click the Maintenance tab and then View Printer Status. The Canon IJ Status Monitor is displayed. (3) Click Display Print Queue. (4) Select Cancel All Documents on the Printer menu.
  • Page 52: Paper Does Not Feed Properly

    Paper Does Not Feed Properly Cause Printing on inappropriate type of paper. Paper Feed Roller is dirty. Paper not loaded properly. Too much plain paper loaded. Troubleshooting Action Check to see if the paper you are printing on is not too thick or curled. See “Media Types You Cannot Use”...
  • Page 53: Paper Jams

    If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the printer, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, contact your Canon Service representative. Do not load credit card-sized paper in the landscape orientation.
  • Page 54: 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 55: Error Message Appears On The Screen

    5 seconds. Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities. Please be advised that Canon shall not be liable for any malfunction or trouble caused by continuation of printing under the ink out condition. Action Confirm that the POWER lamp is lit.
  • Page 56: Error No.: 300 Is Displayed

    Select iP1800 series in Printer on the Print dialog box. If iP1800 series does not appear in Printer, follow the procedure below to check that the driver for your printer is installed to your computer. (1) Select Print & Fax Preferences from Printer.
  • Page 57: Appendix

    You can view the on-screen manuals in the following way: To view the on-screen manual, double-click the iP1800 series On-screen Manual shortcut icon on the desktop, or click Start > All Programs (or Programs) > Canon iP1800 series Manual > iP1800 series On-screen Manual.
  • Page 58: 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. 8.0 inches / 203.2 mm max.
  • Page 59 Operating System Windows Vista™ Windows XP SP1, SP2 Windows 2000 Professional SP2, SP3, SP4 Operating System Mac OS X v.10.4 Mac OS X v.10.2.8 - v.10.3 *1 Conform to the operating system’s requirement when it is higher than this. For updated compatibility, visit our website. *2 Operation can only be guaranteed on a PC with built-in USB or USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port and pre- installed Windows Vista, XP, or 2000.
  • Page 60: 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 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 61 Maintaining the Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the printer. There are no user serviceable parts inside the printer printer. The printer contains high-voltage components. Never attempt any maintenance procedure not described in this guide. Working around the Do not use highly flammable sprays near the printer. printer This could cause a fire or electric shock if the spray comes into contact with electrical components inside the printer.
  • Page 62 Working around the Never put your hands or fingers in the printer while it is printing. printer When moving the printer, carry the printer at both ends. Do not hold the Paper Output Slot. 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.
  • Page 63: Users In The U.s.a

    1-516-328-5600 Canon U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY --- (USA 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 64 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 65 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 66 ** InstantExchange warranty service is subject to the availability of refurbished or new replacement units. Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042 ©2007 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. Safety Precautions...
  • Page 67: Index

    Replacing FINE Cartridges 32 Routine Maintenance 14 Safety Precautions 56 Specialty Media 4 Specifications 54 System Requirements 55 Troubleshooting 41 Turning off the Printer 3 Turning on the Printer 2 Users in the U.S.A. Canon U.S.A., Inc. Limited Warranty - U.S. Only Index...
  • Page 71: Canon Specialty Papers

    © 2007 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. As an partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
  • Page 72 The FINE Cartridges are compatible with this product. For information on product specifications, please visit our website at www.usa.canon.com QT5-0919-V01 XXXXXXXX ©CANON INC.2007 PRINTED IN VIETNAM...

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