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BJC-50
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  • Page 1 BJC-50 USER’S MANUAL Canon...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    BJ Cartridges and ink cartridges Print media Power supply Available options Chapter Setting Up the Printer Selecting a location for your printer Examining the printer Front view Rear view Operation panel Installing the battery pack Connecting the printer to your computer...
  • Page 3 Installing a printer driver for Windows 95/3.1 Installing a printer driver for DOS applications Selecting a DOS printer driver from your software application Chapter Paper Handling Selecting paper types Plain paper Special media Envelopes Loading paper and other media Chapter...
  • Page 4 Color Printing and Black-and-White Printing Switching between color printing and black-and-white printing Printing with Windows Printing with DOS applications Preparing your printer Changing the BJ Cartridges Printing with a color BJ Cartridge The benefits of color printing Selecting the print media Understanding your software application’s capabilities...
  • Page 5 Cleaning the printer Before you start cleaning Cleaning inside and outside the printer Cleaning the print head Preparing the printer for travel or storage Chapter 7 Troubleshooting Check List Errors indicated by the CHARGE/ERROR lamp Clearing paper jams Operational problems...
  • Page 6 Code Pages and Character Sets Code pages Character sets BJ mode LQ mode Appendix C Printer Command Summaries Entering a setup string in Lotus 1-2-3 BJ mode command summary Basic control codes ESCape sequence codes Alternate Graphics Mode (AGM) codes...
  • Page 7 Appendix F Interface Specifications Parallel interface IrDA interface...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    Congratulations on your purchase of the Canon BJC-50 Bubble Jet Printer. We appreciate you choosing this printer to meet your printing needs. The BJC-50 is compact, lightweight, and offers excellent color print quality. We hope you will be satisfied with this advanced Bubble Jet technology.
  • Page 9: Conventions

    Chapter 6 Maintaining the Printer Explains how to replace ink cartridges and BJ Cartridges, clean the print head and printer, and describes the proper procedures for printer transportation and storage. Also describes installation of the optional Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-12.
  • Page 10: Features And Benefits

    Simple Maintenance The BJC-50 uses removable print head units so it needs little maintenance. The Color BJ Cartridge BC-i le has three main parts: a color ink cartridge, a black ink cartridge, and a print head unit. The Black BJ...
  • Page 11: Options And Supplies

    Wireless Connection The BJC-50 has a built-in infra-red IrDA interface which enables a wireless interface with a suitably equipped computer. If your computer has an IrDA interface, this gives improved portability. Scanner feature By switching the black or color BJ Cartridge with the optional Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS- 12, you can turn the printer into a color image scanner.
  • Page 12 Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-12, Windows 95, and a Canon Printer Cable BJFC-50 (the IrDA interface is not recommend for this function) to connect the printer and the computer. The Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-12 drops into the position normally occupied by the BJ Cartridge.
  • Page 13: Print Media

    The printer can produce sharp and vivid color output on this highgrade Glossy Paper because this medium is water resistant and is fully compatible with Canon color inks. Use this paper for your printed output that requires crisp color rendering on a high-quality Glossy Paper. A4 and Letter sizes are available.
  • Page 14: Power Supply

    The printer produces sharp and brilliant color output on this high grade gloss film. High Gloss Film is fully compatible with your Canon color inks. Use this film for trade show displays or other special presentations. You can gain sharper and more vivid color output with High Gloss Film than with Coated Paper or Glossy Paper.
  • Page 15: Available Options

    Available options The following options are available for use with this printer. For details, contact your local Canon Authorised Dealer or Canon marketing representative. Canon Auto Sheet Feeder ASF-50 This optional sheet feeder can be easily and quickly installed on the front of the printer and allows you to stack and feed more than one sheet at a time for multi-sheet print jobs.
  • Page 16: Setting Up The Printer

    Setting Up the Printer This chapter describes how to set up the BJC-50. It offers guidelines on finding a suitable location for the printer, explains how to unpack the printer, and gives an overview of the printer’s components. Even if you have already set up the printer by following the instructions in the Quick Start Guide, read this section to become familiar with the parts of the printer and how to use them more efficiently.
  • Page 17: Examining The Printer

    Keep the printer clean. Dust accumulation can prevent proper functioning of the printer. Do not place objects on the top of the printer. The top cover and front cover should be closed when the printer is not being used. Examining the printer Familiarise yourself with the printer’s parts and functions as described below.
  • Page 18: Operation Panel

    Power lock switch After the power lock switch is slid to the right, you can press the and off. After the power lock switch is slid to the left, you cannot switch the printer on, even if you press POWER button.
  • Page 19: Rear View

    Paper output slot Ejects paper after it is printed. Place the printer on a flat clean surface with enough space to support printed sheets as they are ejected. Parallel interface connector Connects the printer to the computer via the Canon Printer Cable BIFC-50.
  • Page 20: Power Button

    POWER button Press to switch the printer on and off. You can also use the POWER button to start test prints by holding down the POWER button after you switch the printer on. Count the number of beeps then release to select the type of test print you want to perform.
  • Page 21: Installing The Battery Pack

    Follow this procedure to install the battery pack in the printer. Install only a Canon Li-Ion Battery LB-50 battery pack. You must install the battery pack and leave it installed in the printer, even if you intend to use the printer only with the AC adapter. If the battery pack is not installed when you switch on the printer, the CHARGE/ERROR lamp will light orange and the printer will beep six times.
  • Page 22 Align the marks angle to align the connector slots on the battery pack with the prongs inside the printer. Push in on the right side of the battery pack to lock it in place 5. Close the front cover. on the battery pack and the printer, and insert the battery pack at a slight...
  • Page 23 Never attempt to connect the battery pack directly to mains (house) current or to a cigarette lighter socket in an automobile. Never attempt to use this battery pack for any purpose other than as a power source for this printer. Never store a battery pack in a location above room temperature.
  • Page 24: Connecting The Printer To Your Computer

    Follow the procedure below to connect the printer to the host computer with the BIFC-50 printer cable. To connect this printer to a computer via the parallel interface ports, you must use the Canon Printer Cable BIFC-50 provided with this printer.
  • Page 25: Setting Up The Irda Wireless Interface

    Connect the large end of the BIFC-50 printer cable to the back of the computer. Turn the screws on both sides of the connector to fasten it securely. Setting up the IrDA wireless interface This printer is equipped with an IrDA 1.0 compatible infra-red wireless communication interface port (115.2 kbps).
  • Page 26 Follow this procedure to set up the printer for data transfer via the IrDA interface The printer IrDA interface is on the left side of the printer, below the parallel interface connector. Locate the IrDA interface on the computer. Arrange the printer so the IrDA interface ports are facing one another.
  • Page 27 Make sure a COM port has been selected for IrDA with the Printer Wizard. Make sure the BJC-50 is selected as the default printer with the BJC-5O printer driver. Only the Microsoft IR Comm Driver Ver. 2.0 can be used as the IrDA driver for the BJC- 50.
  • Page 28: Attaching The Ac Adapter

    AC adapter or its cord. When unplugging the AC adapter, always remove it by pulling the connector, never by pulling the cord. Do not unplug the AC adapter until you have switched off the printer. After you switch off the CHARGE/ERROR printer if the Leave the AC adapter connected to the printer and plugged into a power outlet so the battery pack can be recharged.
  • Page 29: To Connect The Ac Adapter

    (p62) Switching the printer on and off Before you switch the printer on, check the power lock switch on the right side of the printer. If the power lock switch is in the left position, slide it to the right.
  • Page 30: Installing The Bj Cartridge

    Installing the BJ Cartridge This printer is shipped with a color and black BJ Cartridge one of which must be installed before you can use the printer. Each BJ Cartridge contains removable ink cartridges and a print head unit which releases the ink.
  • Page 31: Bj Cartridge Guidelines

    Canon manufactures several types of BJ Cartridges, but you must use only the BJ Cartridges designed for this printer. To ensure the best performance with the BJC-50, use only Canon Color BJ Cartridge BC-11e or Canon Black BJ Cartridge BC-l0. Canon cannot guarantee your print quality if you use any other type of BJ Cartridge.
  • Page 32: Bj Cartridge Installation

    POWER Press the When you switch the printer on, the cartridge holder moves to the centre if a BJ Cartridge is not yet installed. Raise the top cover. Never move the cartridge holder to the centre by pulling the film cable. Never touch the interior of the empty cartridge holder, the terminal of the print head unit, the print head itself, or the film cable when installing the BJ Cartridge (shaded portions).
  • Page 33 Remove the BJ Cartridge from its protective packaging. Remove the orange protective cap from the print head and then remove the orange protective tape. To avoid staining your clothing or articles in your work area, do not drop or shake the BJ Cartridge. The ink in the BJ Cartridge can stain fabric permanently.
  • Page 34 Close the top cover. Wait about three seconds and press the After the BJ Cartridge is installed, the printer requires at least two seconds to detect the presence of the BJ Cartridge then the cartridge holder will move to the home position.
  • Page 35: Performing A Test Print

    Performing a test print To check the printer installation, print a Demonstration. This and other test prints are described in detail in Chapter 4. (p45) Open the front cover of the printer.
  • Page 36 The printer will beep once and the error lamp will light orange to indicate a feed error. Remove the sheet from the printer and insert it again. If there is data waiting to be...
  • Page 37 The above sample was printed with the Black BJ Cartridge BC-10.
  • Page 38: Installing And Using Printer Drivers

    During this procedure you are asked to select the appropriate driver from a list of drivers provided with the software application. Even if you do not see a driver for the BJC-50, and this will be the case for older programs, you can still use the BJC-50 printer if you select a compatible driver.
  • Page 39 Here is a list of compatible printer drivers, listed in order of preference. Priority Printer Name BJC-50 BJC-80 BJC-70 Canon Color BJ Printer Epson LQ-2550 Epson LQ printer IBM Proprinter X24E IBM printer Note that there are restrictions on the availability of font typefaces, print styles, and character sets, depending on whether you are using the BJ or LQ mode.
  • Page 40: Paper Handling

    B5, Letter and Legal size sheets in portrait orientation. Paper thickness should be in the range 64 to 105 gsm. Paper must be fed to the printer one sheet at a time unless you have installed the optional sheet feeder. Canon produces Bubble Jet Paper LC-301, a plain paper designed specially for Canon Bubble Jet printers.
  • Page 41: Special Media

    Special media Several special media have been designed for use with the BJC-50 and other Canon Bubble Jet printers. When you handle special media other than plain paper (e.g. Coated Paper), follow these guidelines: Store the media in its original package until you are ready to use it. Exposing media to direct sunlight or air may lower the print quality.
  • Page 42: Loading Paper And Other Media

    To open the printer driver for Windows 95 In your software application, pull down the File menu and select Print. Check the Name entry box. If BJC-50 is not displayed as the selected printer, click the down-arrow and select BJC-50 from the pull down list.
  • Page 43 In your software application, pull down the Print Setup menu to open the Print Setup dialog. If the BJC-50 has not be set as the Default Printer, click the Specific Printer button, click the down- arrow in the entry box below the Specific Printer heading, and select BJC-50 from the pull-down list.
  • Page 44 Select one sheet of the media you want to load and hold the print side up at the edge of the feed slot. You must determine the correct print side of the sheet, based on the type of media you are using. Refer to the table below.
  • Page 45 This is the name of the Media Type you will see after you pull down the list for Media Type on the Paper control sheet of the Media Type: Windows 95/3.1 printer driver. Slide the paper guide all the way to the right, and align the long side of the sheet with the left side of the feed slot.
  • Page 46 5. Insert the sheet straight into the printer until it stops. Hold the sheet until the printer roller grabs the sheet and feeds it partially into the printer then release the sheet. If the sheet is not set straight, or if the sheet is less than 90 mm wide, the sheet will not feed and will be ejected automatically from the feed slot.
  • Page 47: Performing Test Prints

    * The Hex Dump Mode is not a test print. This setting switches the printer to hexadecimal dump mode. 2. Switch off the printer by pressing the POWER button and wait for the print head unit to return to the home position.
  • Page 48 In addition to starting the test prints, you can also use the POWER button to change the printer default settings. POWER Press the Press and hold down the button when you hear the number of beeps for the defaults you want to set.
  • Page 49: Sample Test Prints

    Sample test prints Demonstration Provides an attractive demonstration of the printer’s capabilities and describes some of the printer’s important features.
  • Page 50: Printer Settings

    Printer settings Lists the current settings for the printer. If you are using the printer with DOS, this is a convenient way to check the settings for BJ Mode or LQ Mode emulation. Status In formation Sample Ripple pattern The ripple pattern prints a stream of continuous characters from one edge of the printable area to the other.
  • Page 51: Nozzle Check Pattern

    (p80) Font Sample Prints a font sample. If you are using the printer with DOS, the font sample will print for the current emulation mode, BJ Mode or LQ Mode. If you want to stop printing, press the ejected.
  • Page 52: Hexadecimal Dump Test

    LQ Mode Font Sample Hexadecimal dump test This printer has a hexadecimal dump function which prints out in hexadecimal form all data sent from the host computer. This function may be used to check data being sent to the printer.
  • Page 53: Chapter 5 Color Printing And Black-and-white Printing

    Printing with Windows Changing printer driver settings You can change the settings of the Canon BJC-50 Printer Driver from the Printer Setup dialogue box. Setting up a software application Some software applications allow you to select colour printing or black-and-white printing for each document.
  • Page 54: Preparing Your Printer

    Never attempt to move the cartridge manually by pushing it or pulling on the film cable. Open the top cover lamp and make sure that it is on. If the printer is off, press the button on the operation panel. The cartridge holder moves to the lamp flashes.
  • Page 55 With the tip of your finger, lift up the tab on the corner of the BJ Cartridge then raise the cartridge and green print head unit out of the cartridge holder. Always hold a BJ Cartridge by its sides and never touch the wet print head or metal contacts.
  • Page 56 After removing the partially used BJ Cartridge, store it in the BJ Cartridge Storage Container SB-10 supplied with the printer. Turn the cover to tightly seal the container. Every time you store a partially used BJ Cartridge in the BJ Cartridge Storage Container SB-10 , always screw the lid on tightly to prevent the BJ Cartridge from drying out.
  • Page 57 If you are installing a new BJ Cartridge, remove the orange protective cap and orange protective tape from the BJ Cartridge. To avoid staining your clothing or articles in your work area, do not drop or shake the BJ Cartridge. The ink in the BJ Cartridge can stain fabric permanently.
  • Page 58 Close the top cover. Wait about three seconds and press the After the BJ Cartridge is installed, the printer requires at least two seconds to detect the presence of the BJ Cartridge. The cartridge holder moves to the home position, and the printer automatically executes print head cleaning.
  • Page 59: Printing With A Color Bj Cartridge

    The correct choice of media is particularly important for color printing. The Canon BJC-50 is capable of printing not only on plain paper, but also on envelopes, transparencies, and other media. Please use the following guidelines when selecting a print media for your documents.
  • Page 60: Understanding Your Software Application's Capabilities

    To print color designs and patterns on cloth, use Canon Fabric Sheet FS- 101. Use your favorite software to produce an original design then print the design on the fabric sheet. Create materials for pillows, gift bags, stuffed animals, hand puppets, appliques and so on.
  • Page 61: Matching Colors Displayed On Your Monitor With Printouts

    In order to achieve a printed result which looks like the image displayed on the screen of a monitor, you must first make the appropriate settings to both the software application and the printer.
  • Page 62 Adjustments made to the monitor If you have high quality monitor capable of finely controlling the amount of light allocated to each component of the RGB mix of colors, it is possible to adjust the colors appearing on the screen in such a way as to approximate the printed result.
  • Page 63: Color And Cost

    Use lighter colors that use more white space; for example, pink instead of red. Although white is a color, the printer does not produce white ink; it uses the color of the paper as white. Avoid using full-color backgrounds. For color presentations that do contain a full-color background, print the background for the final output only, not for drafts.
  • Page 64: Chapter 6 Maintaining The Printer

    This section shows you how to recharge and replace your battery pack. Install and use only a Canon Li-Ion Battery LB-50 in this printer. You must install the battery pack and leave it installed in the printer even if you intend to use the printer only with the AC adapter. If the battery pack is not installed, the printer CHARGE/ERROR lamp will light orange and the printer will beep six times.
  • Page 65 Press the button to switch the printer off. Attach the AC adapater cord to the right side of the printer and plug the other end of the AC adapter to a power source. The CHARGE/ERROR lamp will remain illuminated green until the battery pack is completely recharged.
  • Page 66: Replacing The Battery Pack

    Before you travel, make sure new battery packs are fully charged. You must also replace a battery pack after it is exhausted. The and the printer will beep six times when the battery pack becomes exhausted. After the battery pack is exhausted, ti cannot be recharged and used again.
  • Page 67 About six hours (maximum) is required for the battery pack to fully charge. If you have replace an exhausted battery pack, dispose of the battery pack according to the regulations in your country. For details, contact your Canon Authorised Dealer or Canon Representative.
  • Page 68: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    Replacing ink cartridges In this section we show you how to handle and replace the ink cartridges. Handling ink cartridges BJ Cartridges and ink cartridges should be used within six months of purchase to ensure optimum printing. To avoid leaking or drying, follow these simple precautions: Never attempt to disassemble an ink cartridge.
  • Page 69: Examining The Ink Cartridges

    Examining the ink cartridges The Color BJ Cartridge BC-11e employs the Ink Cartridge BCI-11 Color and the Ink Cartridge BCI- 11 Black. The Black BJ Cartridge BC- 10 employs only one ink cartridge.
  • Page 70: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    Replace an ink cartridge when it runs out of ink. The frequency of changing the ink cartridges will vary according to how the printer is used. If you frequently print images of heavy density, you will need to change the ink cartridges more often. For details about cartridge capacity, refer to the specifications at the end of this user’s guide.
  • Page 71 DO NOT TOUCH THE INTERIOR OF THE CARTRIDGE HOLDER, THE BASE OF THE PRINTHEAD UNIT,THE PRINTHEAD,THE FILM CABLE, OR THE INK CARTRIDGE FILTERS WHEN CHANGING THE INK CARTRIDGE. When replacing an ink cartridge, remove only the empty ink cartridge and leave the print head unit in the cartridge holder to avoid soiling your hands.
  • Page 72 Remove the orange protective cap from the new ink cartridge. Do not touch or insert anything into the filter on the ink cartridge.
  • Page 73 Position the new ink cartridge so that its filter is on the bottom, and insert it as shown in the illustration below. Press down gently on the high side of the ink cartridge until the ink cartridge clicks into the print head unit.
  • Page 74: Replacing Bj Cartridges

    Press the POWER lamp flashes. button. The cartridge holder moves to the home position and the lamp and make sure that it is switched on. If the printer is off, button. The cartridge holder moves to the centre and the...
  • Page 75: Installing The Color Image Scanner Cartridge

    Installing the Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-12 The printer can be converted to a color image scanner by installing the optional Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-12. This section describes how to install and remove the Scanner Cartridge. For details about operating the printer as a scanner, see the Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-12 User’s...
  • Page 76 Open the top cover. With the tip of your finger, lift up the green tab on the corner of the BJ Cartridge then raise the cartridge and green print head unit out of the cartridge holder. Make sure that you remove the whole BJ Cartridge, not just the ink cartridges.
  • Page 77: Installing The Scanner Cartridge

    Remove the Scanner Cartridge from its protective soft case. Save the case! You will need it to store the Scanner Cartridge when it is not installed on the printer. With its label facing up, place the Scanner Cartridge in the cartridge holder.
  • Page 78: Removing The Scanner Cartridge

    Alway remove the Scanner Cartridge and store it when it is no longer in use. Check the printer POWER lamp and make sure that it is on. If the lamp is off, press the POWER button to switch the printer on.
  • Page 79 Open the top cover. With the tip of your finger, lift up the tab on the Scanner Cartridge then raise it out of the cartridge holder. Store the Scanner Cartridge in its protective soft case. Remove the BJ Cartridge from the BJ Cartridge Storage Container SB-10.
  • Page 80: Cleaning The Printer

    Close the top cover. Make sure you install the IS Scan 1.20 scanner driver supplied on disk with the printer. For details, refer to the supplemental sheet for scanner diver installation.
  • Page 81: Cleaning Inside And Outside The Printer

    When the platen is soiled with ink, the back or edge of the printed sheet may be smudged. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the platen clean. WHILE YOU ARE CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE PRINTER, DO NOT BEND THE INSTRUCTION PLATE.
  • Page 82: Cleaning The Print Head

    You can start cleaning or flushing the print head with the Windows printer driver or the operation panel. For details about starting cleaning or flushing with the Windows printer driver, refer to the Windows Print Guide.
  • Page 83: Preparing The Printer For Travel Or Storage

    The next time you use the printer, make sure that you slide the power lock switch to the right position before you press the POWER button to switch the printer on.
  • Page 84 If you are going to store the printer for a prolonged period (three months or more), remove the battery pack. You do not have to remove the battery pack to transport the printer. Remove the battery pack only if you are going to store the printer for a prolonged period (three months or more).
  • Page 85: Troubleshooting

    Switch the printer off and switch it on again. Try the print again. If the problem persists, read the check list below and try to solve the problem.
  • Page 86: Errors Indicated By The Charge/error Lamp

    CHARGE/ERROR lamp lights and stays on and buzzer beeps once. The printer could not feed the paper or special media correctly from the feed slot on the front of the printer or from the optional sheet feeder. Hold the printer steady with one hand then pull the sheet from the printer slowly.
  • Page 87 An internal system error has occurred. Switch the printer off and disconnect the AC adapter. Connect the AC adapter again, switch on the printer, and perform some test prints. Usually this solves the problem, but if the problem persists, stop using the printer and contact your Canon Authorised Dealer or supplier.
  • Page 88: Clearing Paper Jams

    You can pull the paper out from the front or the rear of the printer. If the paper tears off inside the printer, switch off the printer and open the top cover. Remove the remaining paper, taking care not to touch the film cable.
  • Page 89: Operational Problems

    If you want to use the printer immediately, just connect the AC adapter and use the printer. When you switch off the printer, leave the AC adapter connected so the battery pack will be continue recharging.
  • Page 90: Power Lamp Comes On, But Printer Does Not Print

    (p23) Check the Windows 95 Printers setup and make sure that the BJC-50 is selected as the default printer. Check the Details sheet of the BJC-50 printer driver and make sure an available COM port is selected for the IrDA interface.
  • Page 91: Print Quality Problems

    Paper does not eject after printing Most software applications instruct the printer to eject the last sheet after printing. However, occasionally you may need to eject a sheet manually. If there is data waiting to print, the POWER lamp flashes.
  • Page 92 Normal print sample To clean the print head If print quality deteriorates as described above, first clean the print head. Press and hold down the RESUME button until you hear two beeps then release it. Cleaning requires about 30 seconds. After cleaning is completed, print the Nozzle Check Pattern to see if the print quality has been restored.
  • Page 93: Printout Is Not Clear

    Smudges on back or edge of printed page If the printer platen has been soiled by a paper jam or by printing beyond the paper edges, the reverse side of the printed page may have smudge marks. Clean the platen. (p79) Output appears jagged Check your software application to see what printing resolution you have selected.
  • Page 94: Color Printing Problems

    If you are printing from a software application that supports color printing but your output is only in black ink, follow these steps. Make sure that you selected the BJC-50 printer driver or a compatible driver for another color printer.
  • Page 95: Colors Print Incorrectly

    Some colors are impossible to match exactly. The printer will match as closely as possible. Printing is slow If your printer seems extremely slow when printing in color, follow these steps to improve the printing speed. Make sure that you are using only one software application at a time.
  • Page 96: Other Printing Problems

    Switch the printer on and switch the computer on. If the print job does not execute normally, check the printer cable. To connect the printer to an IBM compatible PC, a Canon Printer Cable BIFC-50 is required. Do not use the printer near office equipment or machinery that can generate large magnetic fields.
  • Page 97: Print Job Halts Before Completion

    If there is a WPS driver installed, make sure that this WPS driver is not installed for the same port as the BJC-50. If the WPS driver is installed for the same port as the BJC-50 printer driver, disable the WPS driver temporarily by assigning it the FILE port, or delete the WPS driver.
  • Page 98: Characters On The Screen Do Not Match Printed Characters

    Characters on the screen do not match printed characters Special symbols and graphics codes may be mapped to different ASCII codes by different computers and printers. Compare the character set in your computer manual with the printer character set shown in Appendix B.
  • Page 99: Where To Find More Help

    On windows 95, make sure Compatible or Bi-directional is selected for the parallel printer port (LPT Where to Find More Help In the event that you cannot solve a problem with the BJC-50 printer, review the Troubleshooting section which appears earlier in this chapter. If you still cannot resolve the problem, contact the...
  • Page 101 TEL: 02-3450-0700 FAX: 02-558-4365 Customer Information Center: TEL: 02-562-9133 FAX: 02-3450-0788 Clover Service: TEL: 080-987-8585 Malaysia Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. 1 3A, Jalan 219, 46100 Petaling Jaya Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia TEL: 603-7577210 FAX: 603-7570948 Web page: http://www.canon.com.sg Philippines Canon Marketing Philippines Inc.
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  • Page 103: Paper Specifications

    T-Shirt Transfer TR-201 ** This is the name of the Media Type you will see after you pull down the list for Media Type on the Paper control sheet of the Windows 95/3.1 printer driver. ** TR101 in the U.S.
  • Page 104: Printing Area

    However, we recommend setting the margins greater than 22 mm because the print quality degrades below this. Before you print on Fabric Sheet FS-101, set the paper size for Legal. The printing area may vary according to settings in the printer driver. The margins and printable areas for Fabric Sheet are shown below.
  • Page 105: Envelopes

    The shaded portion in the figures below shows the recommended printing areas for a US Commercial No. 10 envelope (9.5 x 4.1 in) and European DL size envelope (220 x 110 mm). The printer’s maximum mechanical printing area is inside the top and bottom margins. However, we recommend setting the margins wider than 22 mm because print quality degrades below this.
  • Page 106: Appendix B Code Pages And Character Sets

    This section presents information on the character code pages and character sets supported by your printer. The character sets accessed by your printer at any time are determined by the printer control mode being used: BJ mode or LQ mode.
  • Page 107 The code page tables are shown on the following pages.
  • Page 117: Bj Mode

    Character Set 2 has control codes in only one place, between ASCII 0 and ASCII 31 (Hex 00h and Hex lFh). A control code is an unprintable character that the printer uses for printer operations such as line spacing or carriage returns.
  • Page 118 The tables on the following pages show the differences between Character Set 1 and Set 2 from the All Characters Chart. The example below is from Code Page 437 U.S.A. English.
  • Page 120: Lq Mode

    LQ mode In LQ mode, your printer can select one of eight International Character Sets, one of ten code pages, and one of two character tables: the EPSON Italics and the EPSON Graphics character tables. International character sets By selecting an International Character Set, you can print characters and symbols of eight different countries or languages: USA, UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, and Spain.
  • Page 121 The international character sets 8 to 13, and 64 can be selected only by using the escape code ESC R. EPSON character tables Two character tables—the Italics character table and the Graphics character table—are available in LQ mode. The Italics character table has control codes in two places: between ASCII 0 and ASCII 31 and also between ASCII 128 and ASCII 159.
  • Page 122 The tables below show the Italics character table and the Graphics character table.
  • Page 124: Appendix C Printer Command Summaries

    Appendix C Printer Command Summaries Printer control codes are listed under each of the two printer control modes: BJ mode and LQ mode. Printer control codes tell the printer how to print a job. You can send commands in several ways: You can use your software application to automatically embed certain commands (such as bold, underline, or indent) within a document.
  • Page 125: Bj Mode Command Summary

    All of the control codes shown in the following tables can be used in the BJ mode. Because of hardware differences, the reverse feed code are not supported by your printer. Also, the styles of block graphics characters at 12 cpi are different from normal Proprinter X24E printing.
  • Page 135: Consumables

    Appendix D Options and Supplies Whenever you need any of these replaceable items, contact a local Canon Authorised Dealer or your Canon representative. Consumables Black BJ Cartridge BC-10 Contains both a print head unit and replaceable black ink cartridge. Ink Cartridge BCI-10 Black Used in the Black BI Cartridge BC-10.
  • Page 136: Paper And Special Media

    Fabric Sheet FS-101 T-Shirt Transfer TR-201 Available options Canon Auto Sheet Feeder ASF-50 Allows you to stack and feed more than one sheet for printing. Color Image Scanner Cartridge IS-12 This Scanner Cartridge turns your printer into a color scanner.
  • Page 137: Appendix E Specifications

    Line Feed Speed Approximately 70 ms/line at 1/6 inch line in HQ, HS mode IBM Proprinter X24E emulation Resident Printer mode: EPSON LQ-2550 emulation (for color printing) Control Modes mode: EPSON LQ-5 10 emulation (for black printing) Canon Extended Mode *Print speed depends on content of the document.
  • Page 138 Line Feed Pitch BJ mode: 1/6, 1/8, n160, n/72, n/180, n/2 16, and n1360 (inch) LQ mode: 1/6, 1/8, n/180, and n/360 (n: programmable) Printing Characters Typeface: Roman, Gothic, Courier, Prestige, and Draft Pitch: Cell composition: Character set: Code page: Maximum Number of Characters per Line BJ mode: Mode...
  • Page 139 Data Graphic Image Print format: Resolution: Horizontal 60 dpi BJ mode: Buffer LQ mode: Input buffer: The values in parentheses show the buffer sizes when automatic emulation switching is turned on. Interface IEEE 1284 compatible parallel interface IrDA 1.0 interface Color BJ Cartridge Print head: 64 nozzles for Black, 24 nozzles each for Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow BC-11e...
  • Page 140 Acoustic Noise Level 45 dB or less in HQ mode (Approx. 43 dB in Fine mode) (Per ISO 9296) Operating Temperature: 5 ºC to 35 ºC (41 ºF to 95 ºF) Environment Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (no condensation) Storage Temperature: 0 ºC to 35 ºC (32 ºF to 95 ºF) Environment Humidity: 5% to 95% RH (no condensation)
  • Page 141: Interface Specifications

    Appendix F Interface Specifications Parallel interface To connect this printer with a computer via the parallel interface connector provided on the printer, you must use the Canon Printer Cable BIFC-50 provided with printer (or its equivalent). Interface type: Interface cable Type:...

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