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  • Page 1: Quick Start Guide

    Photo Printer Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 2: Getting Help From Canon

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  • Page 3 Photo Printer Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 4 Canon PIXMA iP1500 Photo Printer Quick Start Guide. Copyright This manual is copyrighted by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be reproduced in any form, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CANON U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY --- (USA Only)........
  • Page 6: Basic Printing

    Turning on the Printer Press the POWER button. The P P OWER lamp flashes while the printer warms up and changes to steady (non- flashing) green when the printer is ready. Important • Before unplugging the power cord, turn off the printer and ensure that the green lamp has gone out.
  • Page 7: Loading Paper

    • Paper with holes (such as Loose-leaf paper) Loading Paper This section describes how to load plain paper into your printer. • For detailed information on the speciality media Canon provides for use with its various printers, refer to the section • Consult “Printing Media” in the envelopes and speciality media into the printer.
  • Page 8 • Place the printer on a flat surface. Note • Do not place any obstacles in front of the printer to secure the space for paper output. If the Paper Output Slot is stacked with printed sheets, they may be folded or jammed.
  • Page 9 (3) Select E E nvelope in M M edia Type, and then select C C omm. Env. #10 or D D L Env. in Page Size. For the printer driver setting, refer to "P P rinting with Macintosh" Fold the envelope flap.
  • Page 10 (2) Pinch the Paper Guide and slide it against the left side of the stack of paper. (3) Select 4 4 x 6 in in P P age Size. For the printer driver setting, refer to "P P rinting with Macintosh" (1) Align the paper stack against the right side of the Auto Sheet Feeder.
  • Page 11: Using Speciality Media

    Using Speciality Media Canon recommends that you use genuine Canon media to ensure optimal print quality. Photo Quality Media • Photo Paper Pro • Photo Paper Plus Glossy • Photo Paper Plus Double Sided • Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss • Matte Photo Paper •...
  • Page 12 • When using plain paper (64 gsm or 17 lb), up to 100 sheets can be set. Note Select P P lain Paper from the printer driver M M edia Type. • For detailed description of print media types, refer to “Printing Media” in the User’s Guide...
  • Page 13: Printing With Windows

    • The steps described in this section are for printing in Windows XP. Create a document or open a file to print. Open Printer Properties dialog box. (1) Select P P rint from the application software's F F ile menu.
  • Page 14 • To adjust Print Quality settings, select C C ustom and click S S et on the Main tab. You can control quality in the S S et Print Quality dialog box. • For details about other printer driver functions, refer to “Printer Driver Functions” in the •...
  • Page 15: Printing With Macintosh

    RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer. • Click C C encel Printing on BJ Status Monitor to stop printing. To show BJ Status Monitor, click C C anon PIXMA iP1500 on the taskbar. BJ Status Monitor opens automatically when a printer error occurs.
  • Page 16 • For details about other printer driver functions, refer to “Printer Driver Functions” in the • Double-clicking the name of your printer in the Printer list displays a dialog that prompts you to confirm the status of the print job(s). To cancel a job in progress, select the desired document, then click Delete.
  • Page 17: Canceling Printing

    Canceling Printing You can cancel a print job while printing with the R R ESUME/CANCEL button on the printer. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button while printing. Printing is canceled and paper is fed out. Basic Printing...
  • Page 18: Advanced Printing

    In your application, select the command to print a document. The P P rint dialog box can usually be opened by selecting P P rint from the F F ile menu. Ensure that the Canon PIXMA iP1500 is selected. Then click Preferences (or Properties).
  • Page 19: Adjusting Print Quality For Photographs

    Using recommended Canon paper, speciality media, and inks for printing photographs can significantly improve the quality of your printouts. See inside the back cover for a list of Canon media and inks for this printer. For more detailed information, refer to “Printing Media” in the...
  • Page 20 To manually adjust Print Quality settings: Open the Printer Properties dialog box. See"O O pening the Printer Properties Dialog Box from Your Application Program" on page 14. Select Custom in Print Quality, then click Set... to open the Set Print Quality dialog box.
  • Page 21 Use this feature to compensate for unsatisfactory color balance and over- or under-exposure before printing. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. See"O O pening the Printer Properties Dialog Box from Your Application Program" on page 14. Click the Effects tab.
  • Page 22 Advanced Printing Click OK. To use Vivid Photo option: Vivid Photo intensifies background colors such as fields, trees, oceans and skies, while maintaining natural skin tones in the images. In Windows Me or Windows 98 Note If Background Printing has been disabled, the Vivid Photo function is not available.
  • Page 23 To reduce noise from images captured with a digital camera: Photo Noise Reduction function reduces noise from blue portions, such as the sky and dark portions of the images captured with your digital camera. In Windows Me or Windows 98 Note If Background Printing has been disabled, the Photo Noise Reduction function is not available.
  • Page 24: Saving And Recalling Driver Settings

    Advanced Printing Saving and Recalling Driver Settings When you change printer driver settings for a specific print job, such as printing black and white photos, or printing documents with a special background, you can save and name these settings for future use on similar print jobs.
  • Page 25 Register new printer driver settings. Save Preset dialog box opens. Click OK. This registers your printer driver settings. You can retrieve or change the saved driver settings at any time. Note Retrieving print settings: Select the name of the print settings to retrieve from the P P resets in the P P rint dialog box.
  • Page 26: Using The Bundle Software

    Canon BJ Printers support Exif Print and use a suitable photo application to read the camera data precisely, producing optimal prints. This enables you to create prints that reproduce your vision more accurately than ever before.
  • Page 27: Printing Borderless Photographs

    Printing Borderless Photographs This chapter describes the steps used to print from photo applications included with your Setup Software and User’s Guide CD-ROM Media Types Suitable for Borderless Printing Note Media types compatible with Borderless Printing include - Photo Paper Plus Glossy (LTR, 4"×6", 5"×7") - Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss (LTR, 4"×6") - Photo Paper Pro (LTR, 4"×6") - Matte Photo Paper (LTR)
  • Page 28 Advanced Printing Select photographs. (1) Select the folder containing the photograph you want to print. All photographs in the selected folder are displayed. (2) Click [ [ ] on the thumbnail of the photograph you want to print and specify the number of copies.
  • Page 29 Select the paper. Select the layout. Clicking the C C orrect/Enhance button on the Note you to edit and enhance the photos to be printed. For more information, refer to the (3) Load the media specified in the Click P P rint. Click P P rint.
  • Page 30: Printing Maintenance

    Printing Maintenance Printing Maintenance When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, the Print Head Nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean the nozzles. Step 1 "P P rinting the Nozzle Check Pattern" Step 2 "P P rint Head Cleaning"...
  • Page 31: Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Head Nozzles. Use this function when printed results are blurred or the color is incorrect. Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the printer. Open the P P rinter Properties dialog box.
  • Page 32 (6) If you want to start Print Head cleaning, click C C leaning on the P P attern Check screen. Otherwise, click E E xit to finish. With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the printer. Open the B B J Printer Utility dialog box.
  • Page 33: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern The nozzle check pattern should appear as follows when ink is discharged properly. Examine the nozzle check pattern output by the printer. When with lines missing (black ink) If the ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern is not printed Note properly.
  • Page 34 Printing Maintenance If there are neither missing lines nor white stripes in the nozzle check pattern, click E E xit to finish the nozzle check. If there are neither missing lines nor white stripes in the nozzle check pattern, click Q Q uit to finish the nozzle check.
  • Page 35: Print Head Cleaning

    3-(3). Ensure that the printer is turned on. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. "O O pening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" page 14. Start Print Head Cleaning. (3) When the confirmation message is displayed, click O O K.
  • Page 36 Ensure that the printer is turned on. Open the BJ Printer Utility dialog box. (1) Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Applications folder, and the U U tilities folder. (2) Double-click the P P rinter Setup Utility icon.
  • Page 37 (4) If you want to print the nozzle check pattern, click P P rint Check Pattern. Otherwise, click C C ancel to finish. "E E xamining the Nozzle Check Pattern" • If this does not solve the problem, clean the Print Heads again, Note up to three times.
  • Page 38: Print Head Deep Cleaning

    Print Head cleaning, so perform this procedure only when necessary. Ensure that the printer is turned on. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. "O O pening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" page 14. Start Print Head Deep Cleaning.
  • Page 39 Ensure that the printer is turned on. Open the BJ Printer Utility dialog box. (1) Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Applications folder, and then the U U tilities folder. (2) Double-click the P P rinter Setup Utility icon.
  • Page 40 Print Head Nozzles are clean. If not, check that there are sufficient ink levels in all ink tanks before turning off the printer. Be sure to perform another Print Head deep cleaning 24 hours after turning off the printer.
  • Page 41: Aligning The Print Head

    If ruled lines are displaced or the print result is unsatisfactory, Print Head alignment is required. ì With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the printer. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. "O O pening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu"...
  • Page 42 Printing Maintenance Align the Print Head. (1) Look at the print out. From the patterns, select the most even, least irregular patterns and enter the number that corresponds. If it is difficult to pick up the best pattern on Column H, pick the setting Note that produces the least noticeable vertical white stripes.
  • Page 43 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the printer. Open the BJ Printer Utility dialog box. (1) Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Applications folder, and the U U tilities folder.
  • Page 44 Printing Maintenance Align the Print Head. (1) Look at the print out. From the patterns, select the most even, least irregular patterns and enter the number that corresponds. If it is difficult to pick up the best pattern on Column H, pick the Note setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white stripes.
  • Page 45: Replacing An Ink Tank

    Replace the ink tank with a new one. When replacing an ink tank, check the model number very carefully. The printer will not print properly if the wrong ink tank is used, or installed in the incorrect position.
  • Page 46 Note of its first use. • Once an ink tank has been used, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out and the printer may not function properly if it is reinstalled.
  • Page 47: Resetting The Ink Counter

    Message Prompting Confirmation of Ink Tank Replacement If a Front Cover is open for a certain period of time, the printer will output a message prompting you to confirm replacement of the ink tank at the start of the next print job.
  • Page 48 Select the newly installed ink tank, then click O O K. Open the BJ Printer Utility dialog box. (1) Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Application folder, and the U U tilities folder. (2) Double-click the P P rinter Setup Utility icon.
  • Page 49 Reset the Ink Counter. (1) Select R R emaining ink level setting from the pop-up menu. (2) Click I I nk Counter Reset. (3) Select the newly installed ink tank. (4) Click O O K. Printing Maintenance...
  • Page 50: How Low Ink Warning Setting Works

    Program" If the ink level becomes low, the low ink warning is displayed when printing is performed. Open the B B J Printer Utility, and then select I I nk Level Information from the pop-up menu. BJ Printer Utility The color ink becomes low.
  • Page 51: How To Display Low Ink Warning Correctly

    How to Display Low Ink Warning Correctly • Reset the ink counter every time you install a new ink tank. The ink counter cannot work correctly unless you synchronize it with the actual ink level. The ink counter can only be adjusted when it is reset at the time a new ink tank is installed.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    Refer to the information on topics not covered in this section. • "C C annot Install the Printer Driver" on page 49 • "P P rint Quality is Poor or Contains Errors" on page 50 •...
  • Page 53: Cannot Install The Printer Driver

    If the installer was forced to terminate due to an error, remove the CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive and restart your computer. Reinstall the printer driver. If this problem persists, contact the Customer Care Center.
  • Page 54: Print Quality Is Poor Or Contains Errors

    Use High Resolution Paper or Photo Paper Pro to print images that require a lot of ink (i.e. pictures with intense colors or photographs). Reduce the Intensity setting in the printer driver and try printing again. 1. Open the P P rinter Properties dialog box.
  • Page 55 See “U U ncurling the Media” in the User’s Guide Periodically clean the inside of the printer with cotton swabs or the like. See “C C leaning the Inside of the Printer” in the Check to see if the paper you are printing on is too thick or curled.
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting Printer Hardware

    Not enough free space on hard disk Stop printing and turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes to allow the Print Head to cool down. The Print Head tends to overheat when printing continuously for long periods of time.
  • Page 57: Paper Does Not Feed Properly

    3. Reload the paper into the Auto Sheet Feeder, then press the R R ESUME/CANCEL button on the printer. If you cannot remove the paper or if the paper tears inside the printer, or if the paper jam error continues after removing the paper, contact the Customer Care Center.
  • Page 58: Handling Error Messages

    Install a Print Head correctly. Press the P P OWER button to turn off the printer, and press the P P OWER button again to turn on the printer. If the same error occurs, the Print Head may be defective. Contact the Customer Care Center.
  • Page 59: An Error Message Appears On The Screen

    Uninstall then reinstall the printer driver. 1. Click S S tart, and select A A ll Programs (or P P rograms), C C anon PIXMA iP1500, and Uninstall. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall driver.
  • Page 60 Click No or Cancel on the dialog box described above. You can choose the option to disable the diaplay of this confirmation message. 1. Ensure that the printer is turned on and open the P P rinter Properties dialog box.
  • Page 61: Appendix

    When prompted, restart your computer. Select the Apple menu, then Chooser. Click the iP1500 icon in the Chooser. • If i i P1500 is not displayed in Printer field, check if the printer is turned on Note or properly connected to the computer.
  • Page 62 Appendix To ensure highest quality output, carry out Print Head alignment. Mac OS 9 Printer Driver Guide Refer to the for instructions or how to align the Print Head.
  • Page 63: User's Guide Table Of Contents

    Transporting Printer Troubleshooting Cannot Install Printer Driver Print Quality is Poor Printer Does Not Start or Stops During Print Jobs Paper Does Not Feed Properly or Paper Jams The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange An Error Message is Displayed on the Screen...
  • Page 64: Specifications

    Max Speed (Custom Setting 5): 13 ppm Standard: 6.8 ppm 203.2 mm max. (8.0 in) (for Borderless Printing: 215.9 mm / 8.5 in) Canon extended mode 32 KB Approx. 43 dB (A) (in the highest print quality mode) Temperature: 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F) Humidity: 10 to 90%RH (no condensation) Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
  • Page 65 • Use a computer equipped on which Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows 98 can operate. • USB interface • CD-ROM drive • Available hard-disk space for printer driver installation (including temporary files) Windows XP/Windows 2000: 50MB Windows Me/Windows 98: 15MB...
  • Page 66: Safety Precautions

    Do not place the printer close to flammable solvents such as alcohol or thinners. Power supply Never attempt to plug in or unplug the printer from the power supply when your hands are wet. Always push the plug all the way into the power outlet.
  • Page 67 Never remove the plug by pulling on the cord. Do not use an extension lead/ cord. Never use a power supply source other than the one rated for the printer in the country where you purchased the printer. AC 110-120 V, 50/60 Hz...
  • Page 68: Regulatory Information

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza...
  • Page 69: Canon U.s.a., Inc. Limited Warranty

    CANON U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY --- (USA Only) The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Canon USA”) with respect to the new or refurbished Canon-brand product (“Product”) packaged with this limited warranty, when purchased and used in the United States only.
  • Page 70 InstantExchange program, a replacement product will be provided to you prior to your return of the defective product. Since the defective product becomes the property of Canon USA at the time of the exchange, the defective product must be returned in the shipping materials provided.
  • Page 71: Index

    Borderless (full) ...25 Borderless Print ...22 Borderless Printing ...23, 51 Canceling Print Jobs ...11 Cannot Install the Printer Driver ...49 CANON U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY --- (USA Only) ..65 Cleaning ...31, 32 Deep Cleaning ...34, 36 Driver saving settings ...20 settings ...10, 12...
  • Page 72 Print Mode ... 12 Print Quality ...10, 15, 50 Printer Driver Settings for Media Type ... 8 Printer Properties dialog box ... 9, 14, 27, 50 Printer Setup Utility ... 28 Printing Borderless Photographs ... 23 Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern ... 27 Recalling Driver Settings ...
  • Page 73 Index...
  • Page 74 Index...
  • Page 75: Ordering Information

    Call 1-800-OK-CANON to locate a dealer near you, or visit the Canon eStore at www.estore.usa.canon.com. ©2004 Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks of their TAR ® respective owners. As an E partner, Canon U.S.A., Inc., has determined that this product meets the E...
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