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Illustrations and Screen Examples The illustrations and screen examples used in this guide were created with the W7200 but they also apply to the W7250. Operations described herein apply to both models.
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Never apply force to the cord by pulling on it, and never place a heavy object on the power cord. z To avoid a fire or serious electrical shock, connect the printer power cord to an independent power source that is not shared by other equipment or appliances.
TIn an Emergency ... z To avoid a fire or serious electrical shock, if the printer emits smoke or a strange odor, immediately press the Power button to switch the printer off and unplug the power cord from the power supply. Discontinue using the printer and call for service.
TMoving the Printer z The W7200 printer unit weighs 72 kg (159 lb.), and the W7250 printer unit weighs 60kg (132 lb.). To prevent personal injury from back strain, etc., lifting the printer requires at least two people, one on either end of the printer.
TGeneral Caution z There are high voltage points inside the printer. To avoid a fire or electrical shock, never attempt to disassemble the printer or attempt repairs. z To avoid a fire or electrical shock, never use flammable sprays around the printer.
Setup Flow The printer should be set up in the following order. Follow the procedures appropriate to your computer, the method of connection, and the options that you want to install. Unpack and Making Sure You Have Everything Installing the Output Stacker (Used only with stand)
1 Unpack and Make Sure You Have Everything The items below are provided with the printer. Check each item against the list below to make sure that you have everything. If any item is missing or damaged, please contact the store where you purchased the printer.
Three guides have been prepared for this printer, a Setup Guide, User's Guide, and Network Guide. Only one or no guide may be provided with the printer, or you may be provided with a Setup Guide with copies in different languages.
2 Select a Location for the Printer In order to safely use this printer it must be correctly set up in spacious and well ventilated area. Space Requirements Make sure that there is sufficient space around the printer as shown below.
Assembling the Stand The printer unit and stand set are packaged disassembled. For the W7200, or when the stand is to be used with the W7250, the stand must be assembled first. One hex driver is packed with the printer unit and another is provided with the stand.
Grasp the stand at both ends and place it upright. Important z To prevent twisting and damaging the stand, do not lift it upright using one side only. Always lift both ends together. 2 Select a Location for the Printer...
Insert the stand upper stay (a) into the stand as shown in the illustration. Loosely attach the hex screws on the left end (x4) and the right end (x4), then tighten them to fasten the upper stay. Setting Up the Printer...
The printer can be placed directly on a table. Caution z The W7200 printer unit weighs 72 kg (159 lb.), and the W7250 printer unit weighs 60 kg (132 lb.). To prevent personal injury from back strain, etc., lifting the printer requires at least two people, one on either end of the printer.
Save the box and all packing material. You will need these items again if you need to move or ship the printer. TSetting Up the W7200 or W7250 With the Stand The printer is placed on the stand and then attached to the stand with hex screws.
Important z If the floor surface is slippery where the printer is being set up, place the slip prevention sheets (a) under the rear casters. Lift the printer by the handles on both sides, align the printer (a) with the stand (b), then place the printer on the stand.
From the bottom of the stand support plate, attach and tighten two hex screws to both sides of the printer. With the embossed sides facing up, attach the leg covers to the top left and top right side of the stand.
Lift the printer by the handles on both sides, then position the front edge of the printer (a) with the front edge of the work table so they are aligned.
Installing the Output Stacker The output stacker is installed on the printer stand when the optional media take-up unit is not installed. To confirm the front and back end of the output stacker, spread the output stacker so the end with the larger area (a) is at the front and the end with the smaller area (b) is at the back.
Insert the longest arms of the output stacker into the front grooves of the support brackets on the left and right side. Insert the arms completely into the grooves so the arms are level. 1-15 2 Select a Location for the Printer...
Removing the Packing Material Remove all tape attached to printer. Open the upper cover and remove the tape from the paper release lever. 1-16 Setting Up the Printer...
Raise the paper release lever, remove the protective sheet (a) above the platen, then lower the paper release lever. Remove the hex screw from the belt stopper then remove the belt stopper. Close the upper cover. 1-17 2 Select a Location for the Printer...
Open the tray. Remove the tape from the tray and roll media tray. Pull on the tray open lever, then pull out the roll media tray. 1-18 Setting Up the Printer...
Fasten the belt stopper at the indicated position for storage. z The hex driver will be needed to prepare the printer for shipping. Place the hex driver in the slot on the left side of the roll media tray and fasten it with tape to store it.
3 Connecting the Power Cord After setting up the printer and connecting the printer and computer, follow the procedure below to connect the power cord. On the left side of the printer, connect the power cord. Connect the power cord plug to the power source.
After a few seconds “Open Upper Cover” is displayed. Open the upper cover. “Install P.head” is displayed. Important z To avoid damaging the printer, never touch any part of the printer unless instructed to do so. Paper Source Data Message...
Remove the tape from the carriage cover and the cutter. Raise and open the carriage cover. Pull the printhead lock lever completely forward to open it. 1-22 Setting Up the Printer...
Raise the printhead lock cover completely to open it. Hold the new printhead by the grips (a) on both sides of the printhead and remove it from its case. Remove the orange protective cap 1 (b), then while pressing in on the grips (d) on both sides as shown in the illustration, pull down to remove protective cap 2 (c).
Discard these items immediately in compliance with local regulations regarding the disposal of such items. With the nozzles pointing down and the electrical contacts facing the printer, insert the printhead into the carriage. Lower the printhead lock cover forward to lock the printhead in place. 1-24...
Raise the printhead lock lever and push it in until you hear it catch. Pull the carriage cover down and forward until you hear it catch. “Close Upper Cover” is displayed. Close the upper cover. “Ins. Ink Tank OK” is displayed. The lock on the right cover releases automatically and the right cover opens.
Open the right cover by pulling it toward you. If something is caught on the right cover, you will not be able to open it. If you cannot open the right cover, an error is displayed. Switch the printer off, remove the obstruction, switch the printer on, then try again.
Always install the ink tanks provided with the printer or new ink tanks in the printer. z Never break the seal on an ink tank until you are ready to install it in the printer. To prevent poor print quality, always install an ink tank immediately after breaking its seal.
Always make sure that the ink tank is set in the correct direction and that the color of the tank matches the slot. If the wrong color is inserted in a slot, the ink will mix incorrectly in the tubes and printhead, causing the printer to print the wrong colors. 1-28...
For the W7250 “Stand” is displayed. If the stand is in use, press to select “Use”, or if it is not in use select “No use”. This procedure is not required for the W7200 because the message is not displayed.
6 Selecting the Display Language The display language is set for English before the printer is shipped. Follow the procedure below to select another language. Note z If you want to continue with the English display, go to “7 Setting the Roll Media”.
Proofing Paper — Note z Before the printer is shipped from the factory, the Roll Media Type is set for Plain Paper. z It is recommended that the special settings (1 to 5) be used when smudges and blots appear on the print density is too light while printing on one of the media types listed above.
Note z For more details about the type of roll media that can be loaded in the printer, refer to “Chapter 2 Print Media That Can Be Used” in the User’s Guide.
Pull the tray open lever then pull out the roll media tray. “Load Roll Media” is displayed. Remove the tape from the roll holder, then remove the holder stopper. 1-33 7 Setting the Roll Media...
Insert the holder stopper completely into the left end of the roll holder until it stops. The roll media is locked in place by the roll holder. 1-34 Setting Up the Printer...
Position the roll media as shown in the illustration, align the left and right ends of the roll holder with the grooves at either end of the roll media tray, then set the roll media in the tray. If the roll media is unrolled, turn the roll as you set it. Important z When holding the roll holder, grip it by the ring.
Pull out enough of the leading edge of the roll sheet so you can align its left and right edges with the edge of the roll to ensure that it is straight. 1-36 Setting Up the Printer...
While pressing down on the center of the roll media, turn the roll holder in the direction shown in the illustration below to remove all slack from the media. While pressing down on the roll holder, pull the roll release lever forward to lock the paper guide.
Turn the roll until approximately 1~2 mm of the leading edge of the roll media is visible below the paper guide. Close the roll media tray. Push in the roll media tray completely. “Close Tray” is displayed. 1-38 Setting Up the Printer 1~2mm...
You must make the appropriate selection for the “Roll Media Type” setting. If the “Roll Media Type” selection is incorrect for the roll media set in the printer, this could cause poor print quality or possibly damage the printer.
If you are using a cut sheet, make sure at least one sheet of unused A3 paper (not the blank side of used paper) or larger is set. If the printer is off, press the Power button to switch the printer on. After a few seconds “Online” is displayed in the operation panel and the Online lamp lights.
The nozzle check pattern prints. After the nozzle check pattern has printed “Online” is displayed in the operation panel and the printer is ready to print. If there are no breaks in the vertical lines of each color, the nozzle check pattern is normal.
If the printer is off, press the Power button to switch the printer on. After a few seconds “Online” is displayed in the operation panel and the Online lamp lights.
S y s t e m S e t u p Press to select “Adjust Printer” then press S y s t e m S e t u p A d j u s t P r i n t e r Press to select “Print Pattern A”...
The selected setting is prefixed with a = mark to denote the current value for “J”. Sample: Positioned Incorrectly Repeat Step 10 for “K” on Pattern A to make adjustments. When you are finished making settings, the printer returns online. 1-44 Setting Up the Printer to select that number then press key will bring you back to the previous item.
Only Cut Sheet should be used with the W7250 without the stand. For details about loading cut sheets, see "Loading Cut Sheets" in Chapter 2 of the User's Guide. It is possible to use both Roll Media and Cut Sheet with the W7200 and the W7250 with the stand.
The selected setting is prefixed with a = mark to denote the current value for “M”. Sample: Conspicuous Line When you are finished making settings, the printer returns online. 1-46 Setting Up the Printer to select “System Setup” then press to select “Adjust Printer”...
Setting the Printer Network Information This chapter describes the printer network settings required when the printer is connected to a TCP/IP network or used as a remote UI. These settings should be done by the network administrator or the printer manager.
IP address and to perform operation settings through the network. (Æ User Manuals CD-ROM [Network Guide]) If the Remote UI is to be used, the IP address must be set on the printer. TPrinter Operation Panel Refers to the menus that can be used on the printer operation panel. You can use the buttons on the operation panel to perform the network information settings and set up other printer functions.
MAIN MENU → Information → MAC Address. Make a note of the displayed MAC address. If the printer is off, press the Power button to switch the printer on. After a few seconds “Online” is displayed in the operation panel and the Online lamp lights.
S t a t u s P r i n t The information about the printer settings is printed. After the Status Print has printed, “Online” is displayed in the operation panel and the printer is ready to print. The MAC address is printed in the Status Print at the location indicated in the sample below.
Click “Install GARO Device Setup Utility”. Follow the instructions on the screen. The installation for the GARO Device Setup Utility starts. This completes the installation of the GARO Device Setup Utility. Setting the Network Information On the desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, then click “GARO Device Setup Utility”.
Click the Settings button. In the MAC Address box, enter the MAC address, then click the Next button. Note z Enter the MAC address number for “Status Print” (without the colon). Setting the Printer Network Information...
In the IP Address box under TCP/IP, enter the MAC address assigned to the printer, then click the Next button. Check the settings, then click the Finish button. The settings are enabled. Setting with the GARO Device Setup Utility...
For a description of how to use the Remote UI, please refer to the Network Guide on the User Manuals CD-ROM. For details about how to perform the settings on the printer operation panel, please refer to page 2-9. Setting the Printer Network Information...
Follow the procedure below to perform the network information settings with the printer operation panel. If the printer is off, press the Power button to switch the printer on. After a few seconds “Online” is displayed in the operation panel and the Online lamp lights.
The IP address is temporarily saved, and the next number is ready to be changed. Repeat Step 7 until the IP address allocated for the printer is completed. When the entry is finished, the display returns to IP Address entry standby.
The number is temporarily saved, and the next number is ready to be changed. Repeat Step 11 until the subnet mask allocated for the printer is completed. When the entry is finished, the display returns to subnet mask entry standby.
R e g i s . S e t t i n g s “Soft Reset..” then “Please Wait..” is displayed, then the printer re-starts. When the operation is finished, the Online lamp lights and the printer is ready to print.
TGARO Printer Driver Software required for printing from Windows. This must be installed on every computer that will use the printer. The printer driver is used not only for basic operation of the printer; you can also use the driver for many functions such as setting preferences, adjusting color, and executing multiple copy print jobs.
Preparing the Windows TCP/IP Function Before installing the printer driver, confirm that the functions required by the operating system have been installed. If they have not been installed, install the required functions from the operating system CD-ROM. Windows XP, Windows 2000 The operating system software required to connect to a TCP/IP network has already been installed.
Start button, click Control Panel, open Network, then check the list on the Configuration sheet. If “TCP/IP” is listed, just install the printer driver now. (Æ P.3-8) If “TCP/IP” is not listed, click the Add button. From Protocols select “TCP/ IP”...
Connecting the LAN Cable The printer is equipped with a LAN port that is compatible with 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX. To connect this printer to a network, make the connection between the printer LAN port and a network HUB. Connect the LAN cable to the LAN port.
Important z When this printer is used via a network connection, first switch the printer on then visually check the LINK lamp (a) to confirm that it is lit. For 100BASE the lamp should light green, and for 10BASE it should light yellow.
Note z In order to use the HUB spanning tree function, you must set the DIP SW (b) on the back of the printer. Communication Method Dip Switch Settings Spanning Tree Function (Use) Spanning Tree Function (Not Use) Installing a Windows TCP/IP Network Connection...
If the AutoPlay function is switched off, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop, click the CD-ROM drive icon, and then from the File menu select AutoPlay. On the Setup Menu, click “Install GARO Printer Driver”. Installing the Software...
“Uninstall Old USB/IEEE 1394 Driver” to uninstall the old USB driver. Æ User’s Guide). After the computer restarts, start the printer driver installation again from Step 1. (Æ P.3-8) Read the terms of the end user License Agreement, then select “I accept the terms in the license agreement”...
Note z If your computer is using Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP and the printer driver for the W7200 or W7250 is already installed, the next screen opens. • If you are adding a new printer, or if you are updating the printer driver for an •...
A list displays the names of the printers that can be used on the network. Important z If the printer to install is not listed, click the Cancel button at once. Check the LAN cable connection and make sure that the printer is switched on, then click the Add/ Delete button again.
12. Confirm the settings in the “Printer List fot Driver Installation”, then follow 3-12 Installing the Software If an older version of a printer driver for the W7200 or W7250 is already installed, the “Select process” screen opens. Select the type of installation method and click the Next button.
From the Printer List, select the printer that you want to install, then click the “Add the Printer List for Driver Installation” button. Confirm the name of the printer in the “Printer List for Driver Installation” list, then click the OK button.
Confirm the printer name and IP address in the list, then click the Next button. Confirm the content of the Printer List for Driver Installation, then click the Start button. When the next message asks you to confirm that you want to start the setup, click the Yes button.
P.3-37) Æ At Step 5 if you did not click the “After printer installation, install GARO Status Monitor” checkbox on, eject the CD-ROM from the computer, select “Yes, I want to restart my computer now”, then click the Exit button.
TGARO Printer Driver Software required for printing from Windows. This must be installed on every computer that will use the printer. The printer driver is used not only for basic operation of the printer, you can also use the driver for many functions such as setting preferences, adjusting color, and executing multiple copy print jobs.
If your are using Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you must log in as a member of the Administrators group. z Do not connect the cable yet. If you connect the cable now, the printer driver will not install correctly.
“Uninstall Old USB/IEEE 1394 Driver” to uninstall the old USB driver. (Æ User’s Guide). After the computer restarts, start the printer driver installation again from Step 1. (Æ P.3-17) Read the terms of the end user license agreement, then select “I accept the terms in the license agreement”...
Connection” then click the Next button. If a USB connection and IEEE1394 connection have already been installed together for the W7200 and W7250, this screen is not displayed. The “Select Process” screen opens. (Æ P.3-20) Installing a Windows USB or IEEE1394 Connection...
Restart. After Windows restarts, perform the printer installation again from Step 1. (Æ P.3-17). The following message is displayed if an older version of a printer driver for the W7200 or W7250 is installed. Click the OK button to open the next screen. (If you are using Windows Me or Windows 98, “Add Printers”...
TUSB Connection Connect the USB cable B connector (square) to the USB port on the back of the printer, then connect the A connector (flat) to a USB port on the computer. Printer back Important z Be sure to use a USB 1.1 standard connection cable.
TIEEE1394 Connection Connect the IEEE1394 cable to the IEEE1394 port on the back of the printer then to the IEEE1394 port on the computer. With a connector aligned correctly, push it all the way in to connect it securely. Important z Be sure to use a standard IEEE1394 connection cable with a 6-pin connector.
Æ P.3-37) At Step 5 if you did not click the “After printer installation, install GARO Status Monitor” checkbox on, eject the CD-ROM from the computer, select “Yes, I want to restart my computer now”, then click the Exit button.
Software required for printing from a Macintosh. This must be installed on every computer that will use the printer. The printer driver is used not only for basic operation of the printer, you can also use the driver for many functions such as setting preferences, adjusting color, and executing multiple copy print jobs.
TUSB Connection If the Macintosh is switched on, switch it off. If the printer is on, hold down the Power button for 1 second or more and release it when the Online lamp starts to flash. Connect the USB cable B connector (square) to the USB port on the back of the printer, then connect the USB cable A connector (flat) to a USB port on the Macintosh.
For the W7250, the optional IEEE 1394 expansion board must be installed first. (Æ P.4-3) TNetwork Connection Use a LAN cable to connect the LAN port of the printer to the HUB port. Push in the connector until you hear it catch.
Important z If the printer is connected to a network, after you switch the printer on, you must check the LINK lamp and confirm that it is lit. For details, please refer to “Connecting the LAN Cable”. (Æ P.3-6) Installing the Printer Driver for Mac OS 8.6/9.x After installing the printer driver for Mac OS 8.6/9.x, open the Chooser and...
Read the “CANON SOFTWARE LICENCE AGREEMENT”, then click the Accept button. Click the Install button. When the message prompts you to confirm that all other software has been shut down, click the Continue button. The installation begins. 3-28 Installing the Software...
After a few moments, “Online” will be displayed on the printer operation panel and the Online lamp will light. For a network connection, make sure that the printer power is switched on. After the Macintosh restarts, select Chooser in the Apple menu.
OK button. This completes the printer selection. Note z After selecting any other printer with the Chooser, you must do Step 2 to 4 in order to switch to this printer so you can use it again. 3-30...
Installing the Mac OS X Printer Driver After installing the printer driver for Mac OS X, open the Chooser and add the printer. The procedure below describes the installation for OS X Ver. 10.2. In the installation procedure for Ver. 10.1, the names of the icons and appearance of the screens are slightly different.
Read the “CANON SOFTWARE LICENCE AGREEMENT”, then click the Accept button. Click the Install button. When the message prompts you to confirm that all other software has been shut down, click the Continue button. The installation begins. 3-32 Installing the Software...
After a few moments, “Online” will be displayed on the printer operation panel and the Online lamp will light. For a network connection, make sure that the printer power is switched on. After the Macintosh has restarted, select the Finder then select Applications from the Go menu.
Open the Utilities menu folder and open the Print Center. If the name of the printer is not displayed in the Printer List, click the Add icon (Add Printer button). From the connection destination menu, select the printer connection destination, click the name of the printer in the displayed list, then click the Add button.
If you want to set the printer as the default printer, select the name of the printer from the Printer List, then from the Printers menu select Make Default. This completes the printer selection. 3-35 Installing a Macintosh Connection...
Installing Windows Utilities Installing the GARO Status Monitor The GARO Status Monitor is a software utility that allows you to view on the computer screen the details about printer errors. Perform the following procedure to install the GARO Status Monitor. Important z If you are using Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0, you must log...
Read the message on the “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for GARO Status Monitor” screen, then click the Next button. Read the end user license agreement and if you agree with the terms of the agreement, click the Yes button. 3-37 Installing Windows Utilities...
On the “Choose Destination Location” screen, confirm the name of the folder for the installation destination, then click the Next button. On the “Confirm Installation” screen, check the settings and make sure that they are correct, then click the Next button. The installation begins.
After the Complete Installation screen is displayed, make sure “Yes, I want to restart my computer now.” is selected, then press the Finish button. When the computer is restarted, installation is complete. If “Refer to Readme File Now” is displayed on the screen, press the Finish button to close the installer.
Displaying Printer Information with the GARO Status Monitor The GARO Status Monitor opens automatically when a print job starts or when a printer error occurs. Perform the following procedure when you need to check the status of the printer immediately.
The status of the printer and status of print jobs in progress are displayed. Note z You can use the Option menu to set when the GARO Status Monitor is to be displayed. Select the items on the menu and click the desired checkboxes on. The default settings include “Only On Printing”...
Other Software for the Printer The following software can be used with the printer. This software is on the provided User Software CD-ROM or is available on the Canon Home Page. TNetSpot Console Server software that allows you to use a Web browser to display the status of the printer from a network computer and perform the settings for the printer or the network interface board.
During this installation procedure, do not touch a video monitor or any other type of electrical equipment that generates a strong electrostatic charge. Press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds to switch the printer off. Disconnect the power cord.
Hold the IEEE 1394 expansion board by its metal frame, align it with the grooves inside the slot, then insert it. Firmly press the IEEE 1394 expansion board into the slot until the metal frame fits in the grooves completely. Use the two screws to fasten the IEEE 1394 expansion board.
To prevent stains from spillage of waste ink, never hold the printer at an angle when moving it. z If tipping the printer at an angle or standing it on end is unavoidable during moving or shipping, contact a service center or the dealer where you purchased the printer.
Be sure to wrap the ink port (a) carefully to protect it and to prevent it from leaking and staining your clothing or the work area. Other Important Information to select “Move Printer” then press to select “Yes” then press Enter. Y e s...
“Ink Draining..” is displayed and ink in the tubes is drawn off. This requires about 9 minutes. After the tubes are drained, “Turn Power Off!” is displayed. Press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds to switch the printer off, disconnect the power cord and ground wire, then disconnect the interface cable.
Remove the roll media from the roll holder, then pack the roll holder and holder stopper. Remove the hex screw, then remove the belt stopper. Close the roll media tray, then close the tray. Other Important Information...
Raise the upper cover. Important z To avoid damaging the printer, never touch any part inside the printer unless instructed to do so. Use the belt stopper removed at Step 12 to pinch the belt, then attach the hex screw to fasten the belt in place.
This completes preparing the printer for moving. Important z After the printer reaches its destination, follow the procedures in Chapter 1 “Setting Up the Printer” to set up the printer again at the new site. 4-10 Other Important Information...
The printer could be damaged if transported after the power cord is removed or if it is turned off while “Move Printer” is displayed before it automatically shuts off. If the printer is disconnected or switched off accidentally, re-install the ink tanks and repeat the procedure from Step 1.
Installing the Printer Driver ...3-8 IP address ... 2-2, 2-10 LAN cable ... 3-5, 3-26 LAN port ... 3-5, 3-26 leg covers ...1-12 MAC Address ...2-3 Macintosh ...3-24 media feed amount adjustment ...1-45 media types ...1-31 moving the printer ... 1-10, 4-5 4-12...
Roll Media Type ...1-39 roll release lever ... 1-35, 1-37 Selecting the Printer Mac OS 8.6/9.x ...3-33 Setting the Network Information ...2-5 Setting Up the Printer ...1-9 setup flow ...1-2 Setup Menu ...2-4, 3-8, 3-17, 3-36 slip prevention sheets ...1-11 slot cover ...4-3 space requirements ...1-5...
TCP/IP network ... 2-2, 3-2 tray ...1-18 upper cover ... 1-16, 1-21 USB cable ...3-21 USB port Windows ... 3-21, 3-25 Windows ... 2-2, 3-16 4-14...