Installing a Printer Driver Installing the Windows Printer Driver and Visual Guide Using the Visual Guide Using the BJ-200ex Windows Driver Installing the Canon TrueType Fonts for Microsoft Windows 3.1 Managing Your Printer's Features Software Applications Operator Panel Buttons DIP Switches...
Printing on Envelopes Preparing Your Software Turning On the Printer's Envelope Mode Preparing the Printer Turning off Envelope Mode Printing on Legal-size Paper Printing in Landscape Orientation Printing the Test Patterns Self Tests Font List Demo Prints 1 and 2...
DIP Switch Setting BJ-10 Mode Epson LQ Mode Changing a DIP Switch Setting Appendix A Specifications Appendix B Application Notes Printing Envelopes in Microsoft Windows AmiPro 3.0 Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Word for Windows WordPerfect Works 3.0 for Windows Glossary Index editiing by Jason Plank and Cindy Cassat...
Chapter 1 Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the Canon BJ-200ex Bubble Jet Printer. We appreciate your choosing this printer to meet your printing needs. The BJ-200ex offers excellent print quality, fast print speed, and trouble-free operation with the convenience of compact size and low cost.
The replaceable ink cartridge contains both the ink and the print head; when it runs out of ink, you simply replace it. TrueType Fonts The Canon TrueType™ Font Pack enhances your font capability and improves your print quality. Compact Desktop Design The printer is lightweight (6.6 lb / 3.0 kg) and occupies a...
To find a dealer near you, call the Canon referral service at 1-800-848-4123. If you want to purchase supplies directly from Canon, you may do so by calling Canon Accessories at 1-800-671- 1090. Supplies are offered at the manufacturer's suggested list price.
To obtain this manual, call the Canon help desk as listed in the next section. Customer Support Help Desk Canon provides customer support and service for all Canon printer products. If you have any questions regarding your new printer, call the Canon Computer Systems help desk at 1-800-423-2366.
Canon's support personnel at the help desk. If you fell that your BJ-200ex Bubble Jet Printer needs servicing, call the Canon help desk to locate the Canon Authorized Service Facility (ASF) nearest you or how to find out about the exclusive Canon InstantExchange limited warranty service.
1. Carefully remove all items from the box. § If you have lifted the printer's box using the built in handles, press the cardboard handles toward the outside of the box before trying to lift the printer out of the box.
Centronic®-compatible, parallel interface cable, which you can purchase from your dealer. § Be sure to fill out your Registration card and send it to Canon Computer Systems, Inc. Save your sales receipt for proof of purchase. Removing the Shipping Materials...
Remove the protector (plastic or Styrofoam) inside the sheet feeder. § Move the paper guide to the left. 2. Remove the shipping tape inside the printer. § Open the front cover by grasping the sides of the cover and pulling it down.
Follow these guidelines: § Choose a flat, sturdy surface with enough space for the paper to flow freely into and out of the printer. Angled print stands may cause quality and reliability problems. § Fully extend the paper rest and paper output tray to ensure enough space is available for proper operation.
To protect the printer from damage, hold both sides when you move it. § While the BJ-200ex Bubble Jet Printer is small and compact, it is not designed for mobile printing. Examining the Printer Before setting up the printer, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with its parts and understand their functions.
120 V, 60 Hz 0.5A. This is the standard for an electrical outlet in the United States or Canada. § Use only the power cord that came with the printer. Using a longer cord or an extension cord may result in reduced voltage or malfunctions.
If you print a lot of graphics, you may need to change cartridges more often. NOTE: Canon makes numerous ink cartridges; the BC-02 is designed specifically for the BJ-200ex and is the only one you should use. Using the BC-01 cartridge will result in decreased print quality.
NOTE: Install the ink cartridge immediately after removing it from its protective packaging. 3. Slide off the orange protective cap from the print head and remove the orange tape. 4. Locate the cartridge holder on the right side of the printer.
5. Lift the green lock lever on the cartridge holder. 6. Fit the ink cartridge over the yellow mounting base with the print head facing down. § When installed correctly, the label on the cartridge will appear upside down.
9. Close the front cover. When you turn off the printer, the ink cartridge moves to the home position on the right and caps itself to keep itself...
After turning off the printer, always wait at least five seconds before turning it back on again. Never unplug the printer or turn it off a power strip to which the printer is attached when the printer's power is turned on. This may prevent the print head from returning to the home position.
Loading a Stack of Paper These steps show how to load a stack of plain paper and test your printer. In the next chapter, you'll learn how to print on different types of print. You can stack about 100 sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.
2. Pull the paper support up until it stops and pull out the paper output tray. 3. Fan the paper. § For best results, fan the paper before loading it. § Always fan a stack of paper along the edge that will feed into the printer first.
4. Slide the stack of paper into the sheet feeder until it stops. § Align the edge of the paper with the right edge of the sheet feeder. § Secure the stack with the paper guide. Do not force the paper into the printer. Printing a Test Pattern...
To check that you have properly set up the printer, you can print one of the printer's test patterns. The test patterns are described in detail in the next chapter. For now, print Demo Print 1: 1. Press the POWER button to turn off the printer.
7. Now follow the instructions on the screen to install the Windows driver and the Visual Guide. The SETUP program installs the BJ-200ex printer driver for Windows in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. If you choose to install the Visual Guide, the SETUP program creates an icon in the Program Manager.
If, for some reason, your computer and /or Visual Guide are not available, you can look up the information you need in the User's Manual. Using the BJ-200ex Windows Driver When you first install the Canon BJ-200ex driver for Windows, it's a good idea to run the Setup program and...
This screen shows the default settings for the BJ-200ex. see Chapter 4, Using the Printer With Your Software, for details on selecting other printer settings for the BJ-200ex printer driver for Windows.
Managing Your Printer's Features You select and control the printing features of the BJ-200ex printer with your software application, with the printer's operator panel, or with the printer's DIP switches. Each method allows you to select some or all of the printing features that control the appearance of your printed documents.
Chapter 8, Customizing the Printer, for details. Line Printers Versus Page Printers Line Printers Your Canon BJ-200ex Bubble Jet printer is an example of a line printer. Line printers, sometimes called band printers, process and print information one line (band) at a time. The...
The faster the processor, and the more RAM you have, the faster you can print on your BJ-200ex Bubble Jet Printer. Page Printers and Processing With page printers, the computer and the printer share the processing load. The computer translates information from the application into the appropriate page description language and sends this to the printer.
Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multipart paper. § When using graph paper, the lines may not match because the 1/6-inch line spacing of the printer is slightly less than that of graph paper. Chapter 3 Using the Printer...
Always set the paper thickness lever before and after printing on thick paper or envelopes. If you are printing documents with high density graphics or ink and the printed pages are smudges, try setting the paper thickness lever to the right position. This unit moves the print head unit further from the paper.
§ This lever is different from the lever on a typewriter or dot matrix printer. You need not pull it forward to load paper. You set the paper selection lever to the front position only when loading envelopes or when manually feeding paper. If it is set to the front position when you are automatically feeding stacks of normal paper, the printer may feed multiple sheets or jam.
It is important that you set the paper selection lever to the correct position based on how you plan to feed paper. Be sure to set the paper selection lever before loading paper and do not move the lever after loading the paper.
In Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0, you can select Print Setup from the File menu and then select Setup from the Printer Setup dialog box. Windows displays the Canon BJ- 200ex Setup dialog box in which you can define all your printer settings.
2. Make sure the paper selction lever is set to the back position. 3. Extend the paper support and the paper output tray. § Pull the paper support up until it stops. The paper support keeps paper straight and limits the possibility of jams.
§ Always fan a stack of paper along the edge that will feed into the printer first. 5. Slide the stack of paper into the printer until it stops. § Align the edge of the paper with the right edge of the sheet feeder.
Do not force the paper into the printer. 6. Adjust the paper guide to the stack of paper. § This keeps the paper feeding straight into the printer and reduces skewing. § Be sure there is no gap between the paper...
7. Make sure the printer is turned on and on-line. Start your print operation. Auto Feed Guidelines When automatically feeding stacks of paper, follow these guidelines: § Do not leave paper stacked in the printer for long periods of time; longer sheets of paper may become bent or curled over time.
You use the manual function when printing on heavier weight paper (up to 28 lb or 105 g/m²). To manually feed a single sheet, follow these step: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and on-line. § The POWER, ON LINE, and HQ lights are...
2. Open the top cover and check the paper thickness lever. § If you are manually feeding thick paper or transparencies, set the paper thickness lever to the right. 3. Set the paper selection lever to the front.
Slide in the paper until it stops inside the sheet feeder and hold it for about two seconds. § Align the sheet with the right edge of the sheet feeder. § Adjust the paper guide to the sheet. § The printer automatically loads the paper into position.
6. Start your print operation. § If you are using Windows, you must select Manual Feed using the BJ-200ex printer driver for the printer to accept manually fed paper. § After printing on thick paper or envelopes, set the paper thickness lever (inside the printer) to the left before printing on normal paper.
§ Let the printed transparencies dry completely before storing them. The complete drying time required for Canon's transparencies is approximately 15 minutes. § When a transparency has dried completely, cover its printed side with a sheet of plain (not coated) paper before stroing it;...
How you create envelopes within your software application depends on the application. See your application's documentation for details. If you are using the BJ-200ex printer driver for Windows, change the Paper Size setting to Envelope. Check your software to see if it prints envelopes in portrait or landscape orientation.
1. Set the green paper thickness lever to the right. 2. Set the paper selection lever to the front. The printer beeps once and the indicator light for the current print mode blinks rapidly. Press ON LINE to set the printer on-line.
3. Move the paper guide to the left to match the width of the envelopes. 4. Extend the paper support and the paper output tray. 5. Prepare the envelopes. § Arrange the stack of envelopes on a firm surface and press down firmly on the edges to make the folds crisp.
7. Adjust the paper guide to the stack of envelopes. When printing on COM10 envelopes, move the paper guide all the way to the left. Depending on the size and shape of your interface connector, the paper guide may touch it. If this causes the envelopes to misfeed, use an interface cable with a smaller connector.
8. Make sure the printer is on-line and start your print operation. Turning Off Envelope Mode After printing on envelopes, follow these steps before loading normal paper again: 1. Set the paper selection lever (on the right side of the sheet feeder) to the back position.
When printing on legal-size paper, do not extend the paper output tray: Remove each sheet as it is printed. Printing in Landscape Orientation The BJ-200ex Bubble Jet Printer does not have built-in landscape fonts. However, you can print in landscape orientation through the Windows environment.
Printing the Test Patterns There are three test patterns that you can use to check the operation of the printer: the Self Test, the Font List, and the Demo Print. Use these test patterns to check the operation of the printer.
Use letter-size or A4-size paper when printing the test patterns. If you attempt to print on a smaller sheet, ink will get on the platen. If this happens, see Chapter 6, Maintaining the Printer, for a description of how to clean the platen.
In Epson LQ mode, the self Test looks like this: Font List You can print this sample in both printer control modes: BJ-10 mode or Epson LQ mode. The printer prints all characters in the available print styles and pitches.
Stopping To stop printing the Font List, press and hold the ON LINE button for one second. The printer stops printing, ejects the current sheet of paper, and goes back on-line. In BJ-10 mode, the Font List looks like this:...
Pausing a Print Operation When the ON LINE light is on, the printer is on-line and ready to receive data from your computer. At this time, you can send print data from your computer to the printer.
§ The ON LINE light will go off; the printer will stop printing and go off-line. 2. To start printing again, press the ON LINE button. 3. If data remains in the print buffer, the ON LINE light blinks. §...
3. Choose Print Setup from the File menu. The Select Printer dialog box appears. 4. Click once on the Canon BJ-200ex printer name to select it. 5. Click on the Setup button. Windows displays the Canon BJ- 200ex Setup dialog box.
Information about the options. 6. Once you select the options you want to use, click on the OK button to close the Canon BJ-200ex setup dialog box, and then click on the OK button to close the Print Setup dialog box.
You may find that you can produce higher quality printing on plain paper using the Transparency mode.Because each situation is different, Canon cannot guarantee better output output for a particular medium other than the recommended choices.
Manager in the Printers dialog box. If you are feeding paper manually and using the spooler, the printer goes off-line before printing each page to allow you to insert paper. When you select Manual Feed, be sure to set the paper selection lever on the printer to the front position.
Other selections § Click on Options to access the special options provided by the BJ-200ex printer driver for Windows. These options are discussed in the next section. § Click on About to display copyright information regarding the Windows driver and its version number.
Using diffusion slows the application release time because a larger, more complex page is generated by the software. This type of page requires more time to calculate as well as send to the printer. However, what you lose in print speed may be gained in quality.
1. Start the program you used to create the document, and open the document you want to print. 2. Choose Printer Setup from the File menu. 3. Select the Canon BJ-200ex as your printer and select Setup. 4. Make any adjustments as appropriate for printing your document, and select OK.
Printers dialog box within the Control Panel. If you are feeding paper manually and using the spooler, the printer goes off-line before printing each page to allow you to insert paper. Ways to Improve Print speed in Windows To improve printing speed, you can try the following: §...
Once the Print Manager receives the print file from the application, you can continue to use your computer for other work. The Print Manager will send the print file to the printer when it has the time and memory available to do so.
If you are not using Windows, follow the guidelines in this section for setting up our applications for use with the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-200ex. If you installed the Canon BJ- 200ex Windows printer driver as described in the previous section and will be printing only under Windows, you can ignore this information.
The installation programs for most applications offer a list of printer drivers form which to choose. If you find Canon BJ-200ex on the list, select it. This will give you the fullest range of features. If you do not find one of these printers on the list, you can select a printer that will have nearly the same operating capabilities as the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-200ex.
You can select BJ-10 mode or Epson LQ mode with the DIP switches. BJ-10 modes is the default. If you were able to select a Canon BJ printer or the IBM Proprinter X24E through your application program, you will want to use the printer in BJ-10 mode. This mode gives you the fullest range of features.
WordPerfect and are familiar with using 1. Make sure your computer is turned on. 2. Make a backup copy of the diskette containing the Canon BJ- 200ex printer drivers for WordPerfect (if you have not already done so). This is disk 2 of the Windows Driver and Visual Guide.
8. At the additional Printers menu, highlight the BJ-200ex driver and press Enter. If you select the BJ-200ex LQ driver, make sure you set DIP switch 11 to ON for Epson LQ mode. See Chapter 8, Customizing the Printer, for details.
If you would like to receive a list of the control codes and ESCape sequences the printer recognizes, you can use Canon's toll-free fax retrieval system to request the BJ- 200ex Printer Command Summary. Call 1-800-526- 4345...
In addition to the operations described in this chapter, you use the operator panel to turn the printer on and off (as described in Chapter 2, Setting Up the Printer) and to pause the printer (as described in Chapter 3, Using the Printer.)
The application will tell the printer when to load paper.) Line feeding When a sheet of paper is loaded and the printer is off-line, press the LF/FF button to advance the paper one line. Press the button repeatedly to feed many lines.
Select your print mode as follows: § Use HQ mode for most of your printing needs. The printer automatically prints in HQ mode unless you change the mode with the PRINT MODE button. § Use the smoothing mode when you are printing enlarged characters with an MS-DOS application.
11.75 x 16.5 inches in your application. Be sure to account for your margins. One-half Reduction Mode In one-half reduction mode, the printer automatically sets the print dimensions as follows: Top margin: Left margin: Print width (max): 6.8 inches...
(if set). Performing Automatic Line Feeds You can set the printer so that it performs an automatic line feed each time it receives a carriage return. Then, when the printer receives a carriage return code from the computer, it moves to the beginning of the next line.
This chapter covers the care and maintenance of your Canon Bubble Jet Printer BJ-200ex. This includes guidelines, cleaning the printer, replacing the ink cartridge, and transporting the printer. Printer Guidelines Follow these guidelines to avoid damage to your printer and harm to you or others: §...
Be very careful when cleaning the printer. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the printer is turned off; then unplug it. 2. Clean the platen and its surrounding area inside the printer. § § § § 3. Clean the exterior of the printer.
Print head cleaning is not a routine maintenance procedure. Only clean the print head if your print quality is inadequate. The Bubble Jet Printer BJ-200ex was designed to be used exclusively with Canon ink cartridges. Other inks may damage the print head capping and cleaning devices in the printer. If you have problems that are caused by using third-party ink or ink cartridges, your warranty will be void.
Installing the Ink Cartridge Canon makes numerous ink cartridges; the BC-02 cartridge is designed specifically for the BJ-200ex Bubble Jet Printer and is the only one you should use. To install a new ink cartridge, follow these steps: 1.
4. Take the new ink cartridge out of its protective packaging. § Slide off the orange protective cap from the print head and then remove the orange tape. Install the ink cartridge immediately after removing it from its protective packaging. 5.
Avoid touching the yellow mounting base on which you place the cartridge--especially the circuit board on the side of the mounting base and the film cable that extends from the catridge holder. 6. Push the lock lever down until it locks into place. §...
Always use the POWER button to turn off the printer. This ensures that the printer moves the print head to the home position and caps it. Cleaning the Print Head The print head on a new ink cartridge needs to be cleaned to ensure the best possible print quality.
Only clean the print head when you are having print quality problems. § Never unplug the printer or use a power strip to turn off the printer when the printer's power is turned on. Transporting the Printer While the Bubble Jet Printer BJ-200e is small and compact, it is not a portable printer and you need to take care when transporting it.
8. Repack the printer in its original packing materials. Do not remove the ink cartridge from the printer or ship an ink cartridge from which you have removed the protective cap. An opened ink cartridge that is not installed in the printer may leak, and the print head may dry out.
Many printing problems are related to how your software interacts with the printer. If you can print a self test but the printer does not print or your printed output is not what you expect, the problem is with your computer, software, or cables.
If your printer requires service, the staff at the help desk can provide you with the telephone number of your local Canon Authorized Service Facility (ASF). Attempting to repair the printer yourself may void the warranty.
Paper Jams section) Turn the printer off; wait 15 seconds and turn the printer back on. If the error persists, call the Canon help desk. Solution Hold down the POWER printer button until the printer beeps. Check the AC power cord connection.
Set the correct character table and printer control mode using the printer's DIP switches. For details on character sets, contact the Canon fax retrieval system and request the BJ-200ex Printer Command Summary. Make sure the paper is aligned correctly in the sheet feeder.
Remove the printout immediately and let it dry, then roll it in the direction opposite to the curl. Make sure the printer is turned on and on line. Check that the printer's interface cable is securely attached to both the printer and the computer.
Then press the ON LINE button to set the printer on line again. Any of the following paper loading problems may cause the paper to jam in the printer. See page 123 for complete instructions on how to clear a paper jam. Problem...
If necessary, enable envelope mode using the printer's operator panel. Make sure you have set up envelope mode in your printer driver or your software application. If necessary, enable envelope mode using the printer's operator panel.
HS mode may cause white streaks. To remedy, select the HQ mode with the printer control panel. If the print head has expired, contact your local Canon authorized dealer and replace it with a new one. Select the print mode most suitable for your needs.
If problem persists, go back to step 5 (above) and change the connection from LPT1 to LPT1.DOS. Make sure you have selected the Canon BJ-200ex setting in the Printer dialog box or from the printer setting for your particular application.
If you are using MS-DOS 5.x or lower, type the following: COPY C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\THREED.VBX C:\WINDOWS DEL C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\THREED.VBX Canon recommends that the drive have from 5 MB to 10 MB available. To verify a proper SET TEMP statement, follow these steps: 1. Exit Windows and go to the MS-DOS prompt.
2. Gently pull the paper out with one hand while holding down the printer with the other hand. 3. If the paper tears off inside the printer, open the front cover and remove the paper left inside the printer. the AUTOEXEC.BAT file and change the directory to a valid directory;...
4. Press the POWER button to turn the printer back on. The POWER, ON LINE, and HQ (or HS or SMOOTHING) lights come on and the print head moves to the home position. The printer is now ready for printing.
You will find that the factory default settings provide features to meet most of your printing needs. With these settings, your printer emulates any Canon BJ printer and the IBM Proprinter X24E. This means you can use the printer with any software application that supports these printers.
Epson LQ mode, which emulates the Epson LQ printers DIP switch 11 selects the printer control mode. When DIP switch 11 is OFF, the printer is in BJ mode (this is the default). When DIP switch 11 is ON, the printer is in Epson LQ mode.
865 (Norwegian) To see the samples of the character sets available with each code page table, use Canon's toll-free fax retrieval system. Call the Canon help desk and request the fax retrieval system; then request the BJ-200ex Printer Command Summary.
DIP switch 11 to match your application's printer driver. § If you are using a printer switching device, you must allow at least ten seconds for the printer to recognize an emulation change. If your printer switching device switched data in less than ten seconds, automatic emulation switching will not function properly.
Graphics character set, which is the same as the MS-DOS code page 437 (this character set includes sysmbols, lines, corners, and European characters). To see samples of the character sets available in Epson LQ mode, use Canon's toll-free fax retrieval system. Call the Canon help desk and request the fax retrieval system;...
The new DIP switch settings take effect when you turn on the printer. If you turn off or reset the printer, or if the printer receives the Set Initial Conditions command from a software program, the printer resets its functions to...
220 mm x 110 mm (European DL) Paper Type Paper Type Plain paper Envelopes (Commercial number 10 or European DL) OHP film / transparency film (Canon #Q07-0001-M1 or 3M CG-3480) Paper Weight Paper Weight 17 to 24 lb (64 to 90 g/m ) with automatic feed...
Horizontal a = 8.3 to 8.5 in (210 to 216 mm) b = 0.25 in (6.4 mm) -- Letter-size paper b = 3.4 mm (0.13 in) -- A4-size paper Vertical c = 11 to 14 in (279 to 356 mm) d = 0.125 in (3.18 mm) e = 0.3 in (7.6 mm)
Horizontal a = 9.5 in -- Commercial number 10 a = 220 mm for DL size b = 0.25 in (6.4 mm) c = 1.24 in -- Commercial number 10 c = 10.4 mm for DL size Vertical d = 4.125 in -- Commercial number 10 d = 110 mm for DL size e = 0.67 in (17 mm) f = 1.0 in (25.4 mm)
Resident Printer Control Modes BJ-10 mode: IBM Proprinter X24E emulation Epson LQ mode: Epson LQ-510 emulation Line Feed Pitch BJ-10 mode: 1/6", 1/8", n/60", n/72", n/180", n/216", and n/360" Epson LQ mode: 1/6", 1/8", n/180", and n/360" (n: programmable) Printing Characters...
Pitch: BJ-10 mode 10 cpi, 12 cpi, 17 cpi, and PS Epson LQ mode 10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi, 17 cpi, 20 cpi, and PS Cell 36 (h) x 48 (v) dot matrix in HQ mode Composition: 18 out of 36 (h) x 48 (v) dot matrix in HS mode Character Set: BJ-10 mode IBM Character Sets 1 and 2 and 3 (Code Page 437, 850) Epson LQ mode...
39.4 KB (Epson LQ mode) Interface 8-bit To receive information regarding the interface specifications, use parallel Canon's toll-free fax retreival system. Call the Canon fax retrieval system at 1-800-526-4345; then request the BJ-200ex Interface Specifications Ink Cartridge Type: BC-02 (single cartridge ink supply)
This appendix contains information on using specific software applications with your Canon BJ-200ex Bubble Jet Printer. Many popular applications are covered here. Although the software versions described may not be the latest or may not be the version you have, these solutions presented may apply to other versions.
Page setup. If you do, the printer driver resets Orientation to Landscape and will not allow you to change it back. If this happens, you must run the Page Wizard again. 12. On the printer, set the paper selection lever to the envelope position; this is the front position.
Paper Sizes box. An X appears in the box. Now choose OK. The Avoid Using Device Capabilities for Paper Sizes box affects all documents output to the printer. If you are not printing multiple envelopes, make sure this option is unchecked.
For Windows, the default font is a Windows font. You may want to select a TrueType font or another printer font. 7. After selecting all your options, choose OK. If you are using the Windows driver, you see...