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Media Configuration Tool Guide

For Macintosh

Contents
Before You Begin ...................................................................................................................ii
■ Compatible Printers .......................................................................................................ii
■ Drivers Applicable with Media Configuration Tool .........................................................ii
How to Use This Guide ..........................................................................................................ii
■ Conventions...................................................................................................................ii
■ Button Notations ............................................................................................................ii
■ Trademarks ...................................................................................................................ii
■ Request to Our Customers...........................................................................................iii
Operating Environment....................................................................................................... 1-1
Installation Procedures ....................................................................................................... 1-1
Procedures for Uninstalling................................................................................................. 1-3
Starting the Media Configuration Tool ................................................................................ 1-5
Chapter 2 Functions of the Media Configuration Tool............................................. 2-1
The Functions of the Media Configuration Tool.................................................................. 2-1
■ Detailed Settings of Media Properties ....................................................................... 2-2
■ Customizing the printer and printer driver media type menu ..................................... 2-2
Outline of the Media Configuration Tool Functions............................................................. 2-2
■ The Media Configuration Tool Main Screen .............................................................. 2-2
■ Wizard Screen Content ............................................................................................. 2-4
Chapter 3 Updating Media Information File ............................................................ 3-1
Select the Media Information File ....................................................................................... 3-1
Select Printer to Update...................................................................................................... 3-3
Check What Is to be Updated............................................................................................. 3-4
Chapter 4 Adding Media Types............................................................................... 4-1
Select Printer to be Added.................................................................................................. 4-1
Input Media Name .............................................................................................................. 4-3
Input Media Properties........................................................................................................ 4-4
Check Addition.................................................................................................................... 4-9
Chapter 5 Editing Media Types............................................................................... 5-1
Select Printer to be Edited .................................................................................................. 5-1
Edit Media Type.................................................................................................................. 5-2
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    The Functions of the Media Configuration Tool... 2-1 ■ Replacing all of the printer and printer driver media information at once ... 2-1 ■ Adding user defined media types to the printer and printer driver media menus ... 2-1 ■ Detailed Settings of Media Properties ... 2-2 ■...
  • Page 2: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin imagePROGRAF Media Configuration Tool (known below as the Media Configuration Tool) is software to store media information when media (media types) supported by the printer have been added. It offers functions for users familiar with media and printers.
  • Page 3: Request To Our Customers

    • Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is correct. If any error or omission is found, contact us directly or an authorized Canon representative. • Canon is not responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from or related to the use of this software.
  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Installing And Starting The Media Configuration Tool

    GARO Printmonitor is stored on the User Software CD-ROM and is installed Note automatically together with the imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. Installation Procedures Start the User Software CD-ROM included with the printer, and follow procedures below to install the Media Configuration Tool. Install the imagePROGRAF Printer Driver before installing the Media Important Configuration Tool.
  • Page 5 Media Configuration Tool Guide 4. After you have read the software User’s Licensing Agreement, click the Accept button. 5. Click the Continue button. 6. Select Easy Install. You can install be selecting Custom Install, and selecting only the item you Note wish to install.
  • Page 6: Procedures For Uninstalling

    Procedures for Uninstalling When uninstalling Media Configuration Tool, use the User Software CD-ROM. When you run the uninstaller, the printer driver is also uninstalled. When there Note are items that you wish to install, after performing the operation below, go through the installation procedures again and select the desired items in Custom Install and install them.
  • Page 7 Media Configuration Tool Guide Chapter 1 Installing and Starting the Media Configuration Tool 2. Select Uninstall. 3. Click the Uninstall button. 4. Press the Continue button when another application is running. 5. When the following message is displayed, click the OK button. Media Configuration Tool and other items have been uninstalled.
  • Page 8: Starting The Media Configuration Tool

    When the installation completes properly, the Media Configuration Tool is added to Application menu. From the Application menu go to Canon Utilities -> imagePROGRAF and select Media Configuration Tool to open the Media Configuration Tool main screen. If a compatible printer driver is not installed, the Media Configuration Tool Important will not start.
  • Page 9: Chapter 2 Functions Of The Media Configuration Tool

    ■ Replacing all of the printer and printer driver media information at once If any of the newly added media types or special media are deleted after the printer has been sold, you can replace the printer driver media information by downloading the latest media information files from the Canon Web site.
  • Page 10: Detailed Settings Of Media Properties

    ■ Customizing the printer and printer driver media type menu You can change the display order of the media types on the printer operating panel and printer driver, you can change the name of the media, and you can erase the user-defined media.
  • Page 11 When you click this button, the Update Media Types wizard starts. The wizard is used to replace printer and printer driver media information files with media information files that you have downloaded from the Canon Web site or another company’s Web site.
  • Page 12: Wizard Screen Content

    • The Edit Media Type Button When you click this button, the Edit Media Types wizard starts. This wizard is used to change the display order of the media type on the printer operating panel and printer driver and to delete user-defined media.
  • Page 13: Chapter 3 Updating Media Information File

    When you click the Update Media Types button on the main screen of the Media Configuration Tool the Update Media Types wizard starts. Using this wizard you can replace printer and printer driver Media Information File with Media Information File you have downloaded from the Canon Web site or another company’s Web site.
  • Page 14 Media Configuration Tool Guide 2. Click the Update Media Types button. The Update Media Types wizard starts. 3. Click the Browse button to open the Open dialog box. 4. Move the file to a directory containing Media Information File (*.med). 5.
  • Page 15: Select Printer To Update

    After selecting the Media Information File, select the printer driver where the media information files will be updated. 1. Confirm the printer, where media type information is to be updated, to be displayed in Printer in the Update Media Type wizard.
  • Page 16: Check What Is To Be Updated

    1. Confirm the information acquired from the printer in the Update Media Types wizard. • When there is data set to the printer that is older than the data to be Important updated, the printer, printer driver and software media types are updated.
  • Page 17 OSX.3 (with Mac OS X): Users: Login name: Desktop • As demonstrated below, the file name consists of the printer name, the date created (6 digits: yymmdd), the time created (4 digits: hhmm) followed by an underbar “_”...
  • Page 18: Chapter 4 Adding Media Types

    4. Check Addition “Check Addition” (p.4-9) Select Printer to be Added To select the media type, you must specify in the Add Media Type wizard, the printer where the media type will be added. 1. Start the Media Configuration Tool.
  • Page 19 2. Click the Add Media Type button. The Add Media Type wizard starts. 3. Select from the Printer list the printer where you will add the media type. When you do not save the printer driver where the media is to be added, Note the message Cannot find the printer driver to add to.
  • Page 20: Input Media Name

    When a media type of the same name is already saved d. When characters input are not correct 1. Input the name of your choice into Name of Media Type Displayed on Printer Driver. 2. Input the name of your choice into Name of Media Type Displayed on Printer Operating Panel.
  • Page 21: Input Media Properties

    Media Configuration Tool Guide 4. Click the Next button. The screen moves to display Add Media Type: Enter Media Type Information. Input Media Properties You can set the properties of the media that is to be added. Select the item that has similar properties from standard media, and then set properties of the new media based on those setting values.
  • Page 22 Media Configuration Tool Guide 2. Click the Media Type Detailed Settings button to open the Media Type Detailed Settings dialog box. 3. Set the Drying Time for the media type to be added. a. Set the between pages (Drying Time) in Between Pages in Drying Time. The following settings are available for drying time in Between Pages.
  • Page 23 From the Printhead Height Adjustment Lever Setting Position list in Roll Paper Margin for Safety set the position of the printhead height adjustment lever set with the printer to match the media. The following settings are available for Printhead Height Adjustment Lever Setting Position.
  • Page 24 Standard Weak 7. From the Skew Error Detection Standard Values list set the standard which will cause a media slant detection error in the printer. The following settings are available for Skew Error Detection Standard Values. Skew Error Detection Standard Values...
  • Page 25 After Printing for media that you do not want to drop in the basket after printing, the media will not be auto cut after purging. Once the ink has dried, follow the printer operating panel to cut the media. 10.Click the OK button to close the Media Type Detailed Settings dialog box.
  • Page 26: Check Addition

    When you input the detailed information on media types with the Add Media Type: Confirm Addition and click the Next button, the Printer, Driver Details, and the Update Software are displayed. You can make the final check of what is to be added in this window.
  • Page 27 Media Configuration Tool Guide 4. When the media types have been properly added, the screen below appears. Click the Finish button to close the Add Media Type wizard. • When the installation completes properly, the new media information file Note is saved in the folder below.
  • Page 28: Chapter 5 Editing Media Types

    2. Edit Media Type “Edit Media Type” (p.5-2) Select Printer to be Edited To edit the media type, specify the printer where the media type is to be edited with the Edit Media Type wizard. 1. Start the Media Configuration Tool.
  • Page 29: Edit Media Type

    Edit Media Types. Edit Media Type After you have selected the printer where the media type is to be edited, you can edit the media types displayed on the printer and the printer driver. Chapter 5 Editing Media Types...
  • Page 30 The Enter Media Type Name dialog box is displayed. b. Input the Name of Media Type Displayed on Printer Driver. c. Input the Name of Media Type Displayed on Printer Operation Panel. Indicated below are the conditions for inputting media names.
  • Page 31 • When you place a checkmark in standard media (Canon media), Important the media name will not be deleted just by turning gray. However, the media name will stop being displayed on the printer driver list. • You cannot delete Plain Paper from Media Type. 2. Press the Execute button.
  • Page 32 Media Configuration Tool Guide 3. When the printer and software media types have been properly updated, the screen moves to display Edit Media Types: Finish. Click the Finish button to close the Edit Media Types wizard. • When the media type edition is completed, new media information files Note are created in the following folder.
  • Page 33: Index

    Media Type Detailed dialog box, 4-5 Media Type Detailed Settings button, 4-5 Media Type Detailed Settings List, 4-4 media types, 2-2 Name of Media Type Displayed on Printer Driver, 4-3, 5-3 Name of Media Type Displayed on Printer Operating Panel, 4-3...
  • Page 34 Media Configuration Tool Guide Update Media Types Button, 2-3 Update Media Types wizard, 2-3, 2-4, 3-1, 3-2, 3-4 Updating Media Information Files, 3-1 User Software CD-ROM, 1-1 Vacuum Strength, 2-2 warning message, 1-5, 3-4, 3-5, 4-2, 4-9, 5-2, 5-4 Web site, 2-1, 2-3 Wizard Screen Content, 2-4 Index Index-2...

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