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Introduction
Overview of Setup
These are the steps in printer installation.
Preparations
Install the Printheads
Install the Ink Tanks
Install the Software and the
Electronic Manuals
Load Paper to Adjust the Printheads
Store Printed Manuals in the Pocket
• Even if you do not use the printer driver, be sure to install Media
Configuration Tool from the provided User Software CD-ROM.
With Media Configuration Tool, the paper types that are available
in your area can be registered to the printer. The Paper Reference
Guide also will be installed. For instructions on installation, refer
to "Install the Software and the Electronic Manuals" on page 6. (In
Windows, select Install Individual Software in the Setup Menu
window to install Media Configuration Tool only.)
• We recommend doing a color calibration after completing the setup
to adjust variations in the colors.
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Details for each step are given in this Setup Guide. Simply follow the instructions
to install the printer.
If an error message is displayed during setup or other problems occur, refer to
"Responding to Messages" on page 6.
Space Required for Installation
An area that is larger than the dimensions shown below is needed to install
the printer.
Height
Width and depth
• When using the output stacker in the front ejection position, provide at
least 400 mm (55 inches) of unobstructed space in front of the printer.
Caution
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Read this manual before attempting to operate the printer.
Keep this manual in a handy location for future reference.
The Manuals Supplied with This Printer
After installing the printer as shown in this Setup Guide, refer to the
manuals for instructions on operation and maintenance.
Printed Manuals
Basic Guide
The Basic Guide includes three booklets containing the following
information:
 Loading paper, Replacing the consumables, Control Panel menus,
and others
2 Troubleshooting tips and Error messages
3 Preparations for transferring the printer and Instructions for installing
the software and the electronic manuals
Electronic Manuals
User's Guide
This guide describes advanced usage of the printer such as paper
saving tips, how to print a poster and banner with the supplied software
and print quality adjusting method, in addition to the basic instructions
for printing on roll paper or cut sheet.
Paper Reference Guide
This guide describes about the types and specifications of the available
media on the printer.
To refer to the electronic manuals
• Windows :
Double-click the iPFxxxx Support desktop
icon. (iPFxxxx indicates the printer model.)
• Mac OS X :
Click the iPF Support icon in the Dock.
Package Contents
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f. Ejection support (x4)
b. Roll holder
g. Setup Guide (this document)
c. Set of manuals
h. 3-inch paper core attachment #2
d. Allen wrench
i. 3-inch paper core attachment #
e. Set of CD-ROMs
j. Power cord
Other documentation may also be included in the package.
• Some items are included with the printer but not described in this
manual. Keep these items in a safe place after setup because they are
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used in various printing applications.
• For instructions on the included items not described in this manual, refer
to the User's Guide.
• A cable to connect the printer to a computer is not provided with the
printer.
• Canon, the Canon logo, and imagePROGRAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of CANON
INC.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
• Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• All other trademarks or registered trademarks described in this Setup Guide are the property of their
respective owners.

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PRINTED IN JAPAN
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Table of Contents

   Summary of Contents for Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300S

  • Page 1 • A cable to connect the printer to a computer is not provided with the printer. • Canon, the Canon logo, and imagePROGRAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of CANON INC. • Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • Page 2 Preparations Install the printer. Assemble the stand and install the printer referring to the Printer Stand Setup Guide included with the stand. • It weighs approximately 00 kg by itself. Moving the printer requires at least Caution six people to lift it from both sides. Be careful to avoid back strain and other injuries.
  • Page 3 Install the Printheads Press the Power button to turn on the printer. When the display screen shows Open Upper Cover, open the top cover. Instructions on printhead installation are shown on the display screen. Lift the printhead fixer cover to open it fully.
  • Page 4 Repeat steps 6 to 2 to install the second Pull the carriage cover forward. Close the top cover. printhead set.
  • Page 5 Install the Ink Tanks Instructions on ink tank installation are shown on the display screen. Open the ink tank covers as instructed. Open the pouch and remove the ink tank. • Never touch the ink holes or metal contacts. Touching these parts may cause stains, damage the ink tank, and affect print quality.
  • Page 6 Install the Software and the Electronic Manuals Windows You can print from Windows via USB or TCP/IP (network) connections. The installation procedure varies depending on how your printer is connected. Install the software and the electronic manuals by following instructions below. If you connect the printer with a USB cable, refer to "For USB connections"...
  • Page 7 In the Printer Selection window, select The printer is connected directly to a computer and click Next. • Be careful not to insert the USB cable into the Ethernet port. When you restart the computer, the software settings are enabled. The software installation is now completed.
  • Page 8 For TCP/IP (network) connections Install the software • If the printer is already connected to the network, confirm the IP address assigned to the printer. Ask your network administrator for further information. In the Printer Selection window, select The printer is connected to computers in a network and click Next.
  • Page 9 When entering the printer's IP address manually In the IP Address Specification window, select either IPv4 Address or IPv6 Address to enter the printer's IP address and click Install. The installation process begins. In the Finish window, select Restart my computer now and click Restart.
  • Page 10 Macintosh You can print from Macintosh via USB or network connections such as Bonjour or IP. Install the software and electronic manuals depending on your computer environment. <Compatible Operating Systems> Mac OS X 0.4. or later Install the software • If you install the software, log onto the computer as an administrator.
  • Page 11 Click Quit. The software installation is now completed. Next, connect the printer to the computer. Select the printer to setup Click Next. Click Finish. • To register another printer, click Continue Registration, and repeat MEMO steps 7 to 9. Install the electronic manuals Next, install the electronic manuals.
  • Page 12 Click Install. When clicking the User's Manual button, the User's Guide will be opened and clicking the Paper Reference Guide button, the Paper Reference Guide will be opened. After installation is completed, click Quit. The electronic manuals installation is now completed.
  • Page 13 Load Paper to Adjust the Printheads Load the provided sample paper and adjust the Printheads. Select type of paper for printhead adj. is shown on the display screen. Use the ▲ and ▼ keys to select Roll Paper and then press OK. Raise the holder stopper lever (a) from the shaft side to unlock the stopper.
  • Page 14 Pull out the paper so it is even on both sides and insert it into the feed slot (b), and feed it until it contacts the paper retainer (a). While holding the leading edge of the paper roll, raise the release lever. •...
  • Page 15 Store Printed Manuals in the Pocket Use the manual pocket to store the Basic Guide (which includes descriptions of basic printer operations, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting tips), so you can refer to it as needed. • When the setup is completed, refer to the various manuals to use the printer. Refer to "The Manuals Supplied with This Printer" on page . MEMO tion Prin...
  • Page 16 Turn off the printer and wait at least three seconds before restoring the power. If the message appears again, write down the error code and message, turn off the printer, and contact your Canon dealer for assistance. Write down the error code and message, turn off the printer, and...

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