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  • Page 1: Quick Start Guide

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

    CarePAK offers toll-free Canon technical support and includes Canon’s superb InstantExchange product replacement program. For further information about extending your Canon service and support, call (1-800-385-2155), or visit our web site at www.canonesp.com. CarePAK must be purchased during your product’s warranty period.
  • Page 3 Photo Printer Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 4 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. © 2004 Canon U.S.A., Inc.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

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

    Basic Printing Basic Printing Quick Start Guide This to use them. For more information, view the iP8500 Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM driver interface: While in the printer’s properties window, press the F1 key, or click ? in the upper right corner.
  • Page 7: Loading Paper

    • Damp paper • Excessively thin paper (less than 64 gsm or 17 lb) • Excessively thick paper* (more than 105 gsm or 28 lb) * non-Canon branded paper • Picture postcards • Postcards affixed with photos or stickers • Envelopes with double flaps •...
  • Page 8: Using The Sheet Feeder And The Cassette

    Basic Printing Using the Sheet Feeder and the Cassette You can load paper in both the Sheet Feeder and Cassette. Loading paper in the Sheet Feeder is easy, and is convenient if you frequently switch to and print on various sizes or types of paper. Loading paper in the Cassette allows you to print without reloading paper for each job.
  • Page 9 Loading Plain Paper in the Sheet Feeder For detailed information on the specialty media Canon provides for use with its various printers, refer to See “Printing Media” in the how to load envelopes and specialty media into the printer. Flatten the four corners of the paper before loading it.
  • Page 10 You can use general copy paper or Canon’s Super White Paper SW-201. You can load up to 150 sheets of plain paper (64 gsm or 17 lb, 13 mm or 0.52 inches in height) in the Sheet Feeder. However, do not stack more than 50 sheets in the Paper Output Tray.
  • Page 11: Loading Plain Paper In The Cassette

    Windows” on page 15, or Loading Plain Paper in the Cassette For detailed information on the specialty media Canon provides for use with its various printers, refer to See “Printing Media” in the how to load envelopes and specialty media into the printer.
  • Page 12 Basic Printing Prepare to load paper. A5 or larger When loading A5- or larger sized paper (nonstandard-size paper: 203 mm / 8 inches or longer in length), extend the Cassette. When loading 5" x 7"- or smaller sized paper (nonstandard-size paper: 202 mm / 8 inches or shorter in length), do not extend the Cassette.
  • Page 13 Load the paper. You can use general copy paper or Canon’s Super White Paper SW-201. You can load up to 150 sheets of plain paper (64 gsm or 17 lb, 13 mm or 0.52 inches in height) in the Cassette. However, do not stack more than 50 sheets in the Paper Output Tray.
  • Page 14 Basic Printing Insert the Cassette into the printer. If the Cassette has been extended to accommodate paper sizes larger than 5" x 7", the front edge of the cassette will extend beyond the front of the printer. (1) Set the Cover on the Cassette.
  • Page 15 Prepare the Paper Output Tray. You can also select the paper source with the printer driver. For details, refer to “Changing the Paper Source” in the Basic Printing (1) 1 Push the upper center ) of the Front Cover to open the Paper Output Tray.
  • Page 16 Basic Printing Loading 4" x 6"-Sized Paper in the Cassette Do not leave photo paper, such as Photo Paper Pro, in the Cassette for a long time. This may cause paper discoloration due to natural aging. (5) Select 4" x 6" from Paper Size in the printer driver. For a detailed description of the printer driver settings, refer to Windows”...
  • Page 17: Using Specialty Media

    Using Specialty 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 18 Basic Printing Canon Specialty Media Media Type Super White Paper Up to 13 mm or Photo Paper Pro Photo Paper Plus Glossy Photo Paper Plus Double Sided Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss Matte Photo Paper Up to 10 sheets Glossy Photo Paper Letter: up to 10...
  • Page 19: Printing With Windows

    Printing with Windows The menu screens and dialog boxes that appear may vary, depending on the software application you are using. The steps described in this section are for printing in Windows XP. Turn on the printer. “Turning on the Printer” Load the paper in the printer.
  • Page 20 Basic Printing Open the printer properties dialog box. (1) Select Print from the application software’s File menu. The Print dialog box opens. Specify the required settings. (2) Ensure that your printer is selected. (3) Click Preferences or Properties. (1) Click Media Type to select the type of media loaded in the printer.
  • Page 21 CANCEL button on the printer. “Canceling Printing” on page 21. Click Cancel Printing on BJ Status Monitor to stop printing. To show BJ Status Monitor, click Canon PIXMA iP8500 on the taskbar. BJ Status Monitor opens automatically when a printer error occurs.
  • Page 22: Printing With Macintosh

    Basic Printing Printing with Macintosh The menu screens and dialog boxes that appear may vary, depending on the software application you are using. The steps described in this section are for printing in Mac OS X v.10.3.x. Turn on the printer. “Turning on the Printer”...
  • Page 23 Select Paper Size. (1) Select Page Setup from the application software’s File menu. The Page Setup dialog box opens. Specify the required settings. (1) Select Print from the application software’s File menu. The Print dialog box opens. Basic Printing (2) Select your printer from Format for.
  • Page 24 Basic Printing This section describes the procedure for selecting the paper source with the Paper Feed Switch on the printer. For a detailed description of the Paper Source settings, refer to “Changing the User’s Guide Paper Source” in the When you select the print mode appropriate to your document from Print Mode, the document will be printed in color and at a print quality suited to the characteristics of the Media Type you have selected.
  • Page 25: Canceling Printing

    Print the document. (1) Click Print. 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. To temporarily stop a job in progress, click Pause.
  • Page 26: Advanced Printing

    Canon Bubble Jet Direct allows you to print photos from Canon Bubble Jet Direct compatible (PictBridge incompatible) digital camera or digital video camcorder without a computer, by simply connecting the digital camera or digital camcorder to this printer.
  • Page 27: Connecting To A Digital Camera

    Connecting to a Digital Camera Do not connect any equipment other than the camera ready for PictBridge or Canon Bubble Jet Direct to the Direct Print Port of the printer. If you do so, electric shock, fire, or damage to the camera could result.
  • Page 28 Either of the following icons will display on the LCD display of the digital camera when the printer is correctly connected. A PictBridge-compliant digital camera. A Canon Bubble Jet Direct compatible digital camera. Direct Printing from PictBridge-compatible Digital Cameras Default Camera Settings...
  • Page 29 Paper type for this printer. To use Photo Paper Pro, select Fast Photo from Paper type. If using a Canon PictBridge-compatible camera, you can select 5" x 7" from Paper size. The following sizes and types of paper can be loaded in the printer by selecting options from Paper size and Paper type.
  • Page 30 Advanced Printing About “Image optimize” If you use a Canon PictBridge-compatible camera, you can select “VIVID”, “NR”, or “VIVID+NR.” (Note that these options cannot be selected for some models.) When “VIVID” is selected, green and blue portions of photos are printed vividly.
  • Page 31: Printing Photographs Directly From A Canon Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Digital Camera

    Printing Photographs Directly from a Canon Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Digital Camera Media Types for Digital Camera When you connect a digital camera, you can use the following media: Digital Camera Setting Card #1 Card #2 Card #3 For the digital camera operation method and troubleshooting, refer to your digital camera manual.
  • Page 32: Accessing The Printer Driver

    Advanced Printing Accessing the Printer Driver The printer properties dialog box can be opened from either within an application, or directly from the Windows Start menu. This manual refers to Windows XP operation. The operations may vary depending on your operating system. Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box from Your Application Program Depending on your application program, the command and menu names...
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Print Quality For Photographs

    Two important factors control the quality and output of your printed images: Paper and Ink Using recommended Canon paper, specialty media, and inks for printing photographs can significantly improve the quality of your printouts. See inside the back cover for a list of Canon Specialty Papers and ink tanks for this printer.
  • Page 34 Advanced Printing To manually adjust Print Quality settings: Open the printer properties dialog box. “Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box from Your Application Program” on page 28. On the Main tab, select Custom from Print Quality, then click Set to open the Set Print Quality dialog box.
  • Page 35 Move the slide bar to adjust the print quality. When the process is complete, click Print. To automatically optimize the image: Photo Optimizer PRO automatically adjusts the photographs taken with a digital camera. Use this feature to compensate for unsatisfactory color balance and over- or under-exposure before printing.
  • Page 36 Advanced Printing Select the Photo Optimizer PRO check box. 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 If Background Printing has been disabled, the Vivid Photo function is not available.
  • Page 37 To use Vivid Photo, select the Vivid Photo check box under Special Effects. To reduce noise from images taken with a digital camera: The Photo Noise Reduction function reduces noise from blue portions such as the sky, and dark portions of the images taken with your digital camera. In Windows Me or Windows 98 If Background Printing has been disabled, the Photo Noise Reduction function is not available.
  • Page 38 Advanced Printing To use Photo Noise Reduction, select the Photo Noise Reduction check box under Special Effects.
  • Page 39 Saving and Recalling Printer 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. Open the printer properties dialog box.
  • Page 40 Advanced Printing You can retrieve or delete the print settings profile at any time. Open the Print dialog box. “Printing with Macintosh” Set all necessary items. Register new printer driver settings. The 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.
  • Page 41: Using The Bundled Software

    Canon BJ Printers support ExifPrint and use a suitable photo application to read the camera data precisely, producing optimal prints.
  • Page 42: Printing Borderless Photographs

    Advanced Printing Printing Borderless Photographs This section describes how to print from Easy-PhotoPrint using the Borderless Printing mode. Easy-PhotoPrint is included on your Media Types Suitable for Borderless Printing The following media are compatible with Borderless Printing: - Photo Paper Pro (Letter and 4" x 6") - Photo Paper Plus Glossy (Letter, 5"...
  • Page 43 (1) Store the photographs you took with your digital camera in a folder on the hard disk. (2) In Windows, click Start, select All Programs (or Programs), Canon Utilities, Easy- PhotoPrint, and Easy-PhotoPrint to open the Easy-PhotoPrint. In Macintosh, double-click the hard disk icon, the Applications folder, the Easy- PhotoPrint folder, and then double-click the Easy-PhotoPrint icon.
  • Page 44 Advanced Printing (2) Click the [ ] [ ] buttons on the thumbnail of the photograph you want to print to specify the number of copies. Clicking Correct/Enhance corrects photographs. For example, using this feature, you can correct the red-eye caused by the camera’s flash or smooth and beatify the facial skin.
  • Page 45 Select the layout and print the photograph. Advanced Printing (1) Click the Layout/Print tab. (2) Select Borderless (full). (3) In Windows, click Print. In Macintosh, click Print. When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK. And then, click Print in the Print dialog box.
  • Page 46: Printing Maintenance

    Printing Maintenance Printing Maintenance Replacing an Ink Tank 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. With your printer, ink tanks must be installed in the order of left to right as indicated below. Green: BCI-6G Red: BCI-6R Photo Magenta: BCI-6PM...
  • Page 47: Knowing When To Replace Ink Tank

    Knowing When to Replace Ink Tank If an ink tank needs replacing, the POWER lamp will change from green to orange and flash four times, as soon as printing begins. It is important to quickly identify the empty tank using the BJ Status Monitor (Windows) or error messages (Macintosh) and replace it.
  • Page 48 Printing Maintenance The following message is displayed when ink tank is empty. Printing will resume as soon as ink tank is replaced and the Inner Cover and the Top Cover are closed. Checking the ink level (1) Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Applications folder, and then the Utilities folder.
  • Page 49: Replacing Ink Tanks

    Replacing Ink Tanks When an ink tank runs out of ink, replace it using the following steps. Ensure that the printer is on, and then push the upper center ( Front Cover to open the Paper Output Tray. Open the Top Cover, and pull down the Inner Cover forward to open. The Print Head Holder moves to the center.
  • Page 50 Printing Maintenance Prepare a replacement tank. (1) Unpack the new ink tank and pull off the orange tape. Then, remove the film. (2) Remove the orange protective cap from the bottom of the ink tank and discard it. Insert the ink tank. Be sure to remove the clear film from the ink tank in the exact order shown in step 4-(1), as failure to follow this step may cause the ink to leak and stain your clothes and hands.
  • Page 51 (1) Insert the ink tank into the Print Head. (2) Press on the Close the Inner Cover and the Top Cover. The Print Head Holder moves to the right. The ink tank installation process is now complete. Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed. Printing will not occur if the Inner Cover is open.
  • Page 52: When Printing Becomes Faint Or Colors Are Incorrect

    Printing Maintenance When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, even if ink remains in the ink tanks, the Print Head nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean the nozzles. If the ruled lines are shifted after running the print head maintenance, align the Print Head.
  • Page 53: Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the Print Head nozzles. Use this function when printed results are blurred or the color is incorrect. Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed. Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Without a Computer.
  • Page 54 Printing Maintenance Print the Nozzle Check Pattern. (3) Read the message and click Print Check Pattern. The nozzle check pattern will be printed. Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning. (4) When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK. (5) Ensure that the pattern is printed properly.
  • Page 55 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 Utilities folder. (2) Double-click the Print Setup Utility icon. When using Mac OS X v.10.2, double-click the Print Center icon. (3) Select the name of your printer from the Name list and click Utility.
  • Page 56: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Printing Maintenance 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. The nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly if there is not enough ink.
  • Page 57: Print Head Cleaning

    Print Head Cleaning Clean the Print Head if missing lines or white stripes appear in the nozzle check pattern. Note that cleaning the Print Head causes waste ink to be absorbed in the waste ink absorber. Cleaning the Print Head consumes ink, so perform Print Head Cleaning only when necessary.
  • Page 58 Printing Maintenance Print Head Cleaning starts when the POWER lamp starts blinking. Do not perform any other operations until the Print Head Cleaning finishes. This takes about 70 seconds. Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning.
  • Page 59 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 Utilities folder. (2) Double-click the Printer Setup Utility icon. When using Mac OS X v.10.2, double-click the Print Center icon. (3) Select the name of your printer from the Name list and click Utility.
  • Page 60 Printing Maintenance Do not perform any other operations until the Print Head Cleaning finishes. This takes about 70 seconds. Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning. (5) Read the message and click Print Check Pattern to print the nozzle check pattern. The nozzle check pattern is printed.
  • Page 61: Print Head Deep Cleaning

    Print Head Deep Cleaning If print quality does not improve by standard Print Head Cleaning, try Print Head Deep Cleaning, which is a more powerful process. Note that cleaning the Print Head causes waste ink to be absorbed in the waste ink absorber. Print Head Deep Cleaning consumes more ink than standard Print Head Cleaning, so perform this procedure only when necessary.
  • Page 62 Printing Maintenance Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning. (5) When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK. Print Head Deep Cleaning starts when the POWER lamp starts blinking. Do not perform any other operation until the Print Head Deep Cleaning finishes.
  • Page 63 Ensure that the printer is 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 Utilities folder. (2) Double-click the Printer Setup Utility icon. When using Mac OS X v.10.2, double-click the Print Center icon.
  • Page 64 Printing Maintenance Do not perform any other operation until the Print Head Deep Cleaning finishes. This takes about 90 seconds. Clicking Initial Check Items displays the items to be checked before cleaning. Print Head Deep Cleaning starts when the POWER lamp starts blinking. Print the nozzle check pattern to check the Print Head condition.
  • Page 65: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time. Aligning the Print Head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration. Print head alignment is performed either automatically or manually. This section deals with automatic Print Head alignment only.
  • Page 66 Printing Maintenance Clicking Check Setting prints the current settings and finishes the print head alignment. If a message warning you not to perform other operations appears, click OK. Check the printed pattern. If the pattern is printed as shown below, and the Print Head is aligned automatically. The printer is now ready to use.
  • Page 67 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the Sheet Feeder. 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 Utilities folder. (2) Double-click the Printer Setup Utility icon.
  • Page 68 Printing Maintenance If the pattern is not printed successfully, open the Top Cover and Inner Cover, and ensure that the ink tanks are correctly installed. If the pattern is still not printed successfully, refer to “Eleven flashes” “Handling Error Messages” If results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not satisfactory, refer to “Aligning the Print Head”...
  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section provides troubleshooting tips for the most common printing problems. Troubleshooting usually falls into one of the following categories. “Cannot Install the Printer Driver” “The USB 2.0 Hi-speed Connection Does Not Work Properly” “Print Quality is Poor or Contains Errors” “Troubleshooting Printer Hardware”...
  • Page 70: Cannot Install The Printer Driver

    Troubleshooting Cannot Install the Printer Driver Problem Possible Cause Cannot Install the Installation Printer Driver procedure not followed correctly Other applications (including anti-virus software) running in the background Installation does not start automatically when Setup Software & User’s Guide CD- is inserted into the drive Installation CD-...
  • Page 71: The Usb 2.0 Hi-speed Connection Does Not Work Properly

    The USB 2.0 Hi-speed Connection Does Not Work Properly Problem Possible Cause You connect to a computer that does When you not support USB connect to a 2.0 Hi-Speed. computer running Windows XP, the screen shows the warning message “High-SPEED USB Device Plugged into non-High- SPEED USB Hub”.
  • Page 72: Print Quality Is Poor Or Contains Errors

    Print Head nozzles are clogged Paper loaded wrong side up Incorrect paper type Glossy photo paper other than the Canon specialty media is used Print Quality is not set properly Try This Check that the ink tanks are firmly seated in the Print Head and reseat them if necessary.
  • Page 73 Thick paper is used Try This Use High Resolution Paper, Photo Paper Pro or other Canon specialty paper to print images that have high color saturation. Reduce the Intensity setting in the printer driver and try printing again.
  • Page 74: Troubleshooting Printer Hardware

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Printer Hardware Problem Possible Cause Printer Does Not Paper Output Tray is Start or Printer closed Stops During Inner Cover is open Print Jobs Print Head has overheated due to long periods of continuous printing Printing high- resolution photographs and graphics There may be...
  • Page 75 Problem Possible Cause Cannot Print to Incorrect page size End of Job is selected There is not enough free space on the hard disk The size of the print data is too large Use reduced printing is not selected when performing automatic duplex printing...
  • Page 76: Paper Does Not Feed Properly

    Ensure that paper is loaded correctly. Slide the paper guides against the paper stack, and check to see if the paper is not loaded beyond the Load Limit Mark. See “Loading Paper” on page 3 and “Canon Specialty Media” Try This on page 14.
  • Page 77: Paper Jams

    Paper Jams Problem Possible Cause Paper Jams Paper jams in the Paper Output Slot Remove the paper according to the following procedure. 1. Slowly pull the paper out from the Paper Output Slot. • If the paper is jammed in the Sheet Feeder, slowly pull the paper out from the Sheet Feeder.
  • Page 78 Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause Paper Jams Paper jams inside the Transport Unit Remove the paper according to the following procedure. 1. Open the Rear Cover. 2. When you can see the jammed paper, slowly pull the paper out. Be careful not to touch the components inside the printer. If you cannot extract the paper, turn the printer off, and then turn it back on.
  • Page 79 Problem Possible Cause Paper Jams Paper jams inside the Duplex Transport Section Remove the paper according to the following procedure. 1. Remove the Cassette. If the paper is loaded in the Sheet Feeder, remove the paper from the Sheet Feeder. 2.
  • Page 80: Handling Error Messages

    Troubleshooting Handling Error Messages When a printer error occurs, the POWER/ERROR lamp flashes. The number of flashes indicates the type of error that has occurred. Count the flashes and take the appropriate action to correct the error. Number of Possible Cause Flashes Two flashes Printer is out of...
  • Page 81 Number of Possible Cause Flashes Ten flashes Cannot print on both sides of the page Eleven flashes Automatic print head alignment failed POWER lamp flashes alternately green and orange The size of paper may not be compatible with Automatic Duplex Printing. Pressing the RESUME/CANCEL button will discharge the paper, and restart printing from the front side of the next paper.
  • Page 82: An Error Message Appears On The Screen

    28. 2. Click the Port tab (or the Details tab) to confirm the port settings. A USB port is selected if either USBnnn (Canon PIXMA iP8500) or MPUSBPRNnn (Canon PIXMA iP8500) (where n is a number) is indicated.
  • Page 83 Problem Possible Cause Printer port error Writing Error/ Output Error/ Communication Error Cannot print with Size of loaded Automatic Duplex paper is incorrect Printing Incorrect paper size is selected Printer is not ready “Error No.: 300” * Printer is not properly connected Printer you want to use is not selected...
  • Page 84 Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause A specified period of time has elapsed “Error No.: 2001”* without receiving a response from the digital camera/The digital camera or digital video camcorder connected is not compatible with this printer Automatic Print Head alignment “Error No.: 2500”* failed * When using Mac OS 9, a character is displayed before the error number.
  • Page 85: Cannot Print Properly From The Digital Camera

    Cannot Print Properly from the Digital Camera The following are the possible errors that may occur when printing directly from a digital still camera or digital video camcorder*, and the countermeasures to eliminate them. *Hereafter, the digital still camera and digital video camcorder are collectively called a digital camera or camera. Camera Error Message Possible Cause Printer in use...
  • Page 86 Troubleshooting PictBridge or Canon Bubble Jet Direct compatible digital cameras can be connected to your printer for direct printing. This section describes errors that are indicated on Canon-brand PictBridge- or Bubble Jet Direct-compatible cameras. The error messages and operations may vary depending on the camera you are using.
  • Page 87: Appendix

    Appendix Installing the Printer Driver When Using Mac OS 9 When using Mac OS 9, install the printer driver following the procedure below. Before installing the driver, disable all virus detection programs and automatically loading programs, or remove them from your system folder. Turn on your Mac and insert the Setup Software &...
  • Page 88 Appendix To ensure highest quality output, carry out Print Head alignment. Refer to the Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM Print Head. Printer Driver Guide for Mac OS 9 for instructions on how to align the Setup located on the...
  • Page 89: User's Guide Table Of Contents

    User’s Guide Table of Contents User’s Guide Your printer’s electronic , offers detailed information on the following topics. How to Use This Manual How to Read This Manual Safety Precautions Printer Parts and Their Functions Front View Operation Panel Rear View Inside the Printer Using the Sheet Feeder and the Cassette Loading Paper...
  • Page 90: Specifications

    Photo printing (PR-101 A4) Standard: 1.39 ppm 203.2 mm max. (8.0 inches) (for Borderless Printing: 215.9 mm / 8.5 inches) Canon extended mode 80 KB USB interface / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface Approx. 36 dB (A) (in the highest print quality mode) Temperature: 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
  • Page 91 Printer Ink Tanks: Camera Direct Print (Canon Bubble Jet Direct) Interface Compatible digital cameras and digital video camcorders Compatible Paper Layout Print Print Quality Effect DPOF Functions Capacity (pages): Black (BCI-6BK) approx. 740 , approx. , 1100 Cyan (BCI-6C) approx. 1100 Magenta (BCI-6M) approx.
  • Page 92 Letter, Glossy Photo Paper A4/Letter) 5.4 x 8.6 cm/Credit Card (Glossy Photo Paper Card Size) *If using a Canon PictBridge-compatible camera, you can select it. Default (Photo Paper Plus Glossy), Photo (Photo Paper Plus Glossy, Glossy Photo Paper), Fast Photo (Photo Paper Pro)
  • Page 93 Appendix Additional Systems Requirements for Electronic Manuals Pentium®, 75 MHz equivalent or higher processor (Pentium®, 133 MHz equivalent or higher processor recommended) 2x or higher CD-ROM drive (4x or higher recommended) 15 MB of available hard disk space (when installing electronic manuals) Windows: Microsoft®...
  • Page 94: Safety Precautions

    Appendix Safety Precautions Please read the safety warnings and cautions provided in this manual to ensure that you use your printer safely. Do not attempt to use printer in any way not described in this manual. You may cause an electric shock, fire or damage the printer if you ignore any of these safety precautions.
  • Page 95 You may cause injury or damage the printer if you ignore any of these safety precautions. Choosing a location Do not install the printer in a location that is unstable or subject to excessive vibration. Do not install the printer in locations that are very humid or dusty, in direct sunlight, outdoors, or close to a heating source.
  • Page 96: 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 97: 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 98 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 99: Index

    Canceling Print Jobs ... 17 Canceling Printing... 21 Cannot Install the Printer Driver ... 66 Cannot Print Properly from the Digital Camera... 81 CANON U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY --- (USA Only).. 93 Cleaning ... 53, 55 Deep Cleaning... 57, 59 Driver saving setting...
  • Page 100 Index Print Head Cleaning... 53 Print Head Deep Cleaning ... 57 Print Head Holder ... 45 Print Media to Avoid ... 3 Print Quality ... 17, 29, 68 Print Quality is Poor or Contains Errors ... 68 Printer Driver Setting for Media Type ... 14 Printer Properties dialog box ...
  • Page 101: 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...
  • Page 102 Quick Start Guide Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Canon Inc. 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan Canon Canada, Inc. 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 1P7, Canada Canon Latin America, Inc. 703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126, U.S.A.

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