Large-Format Printers Basic Guide Read this manual before attempting to operate the printer. Keep this manual in a handy location for future referencing. Printer Operations This Basic Guide includes three booklets. Read this manual ﬁ rst. Printer Operations Safety Precautions ...2 Types of Manuals ...5 Documentation Conventions ...6 Parts ...8...
Safety Precautions Follow the warnings and precautions below to use the printer safely. Do not perform any operations or procedures other than as described in this manual. Doing so may result in unexpected accidents and can cause a ﬁ re or electrical shocks.
Caution █ Printer Location • Never install the printer on an unstable or vibrating surface. If it falls over, this could cause personal injury. • Never set up the printer in a location that is exposed to high humidity or large amounts of dust, or exposed to direct sunlight, high temperature, or open ﬂ...
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Documentation Conventions Symbols The following symbols are used in this document to indicate safety information and explanations of restrictions or precautions in use. Caution Important MEMO Cross-reference Additional sources of information are identiﬁ ed as follows in the documentation. In the Basic Guides: (Guide number and section title) In the User Manual: Text conventions and illustrations...
Do not make any changes or modiﬁ cations to the equipment unless otherwise speciﬁ ed in the manual. If such changes or modiﬁ cations should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. 516-328-5600 For CA, USA Only Included battery contains Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply.
Parts Names and functions of printer parts are as follows. Front Name Top Cover Cutter Groove Ejection Guide Roll Holder Slot Roll Holder Ejection Support Output Stacker Paper Feed Slot Holder Stopper Ink Tank Cover Control Panel Release Lever Maintenance Cartridge Carrying Handles Maintenance Cartridge Cover Stand...
Top Cover (Inside) Name Top Cover Roller Paper Alignment Line Carriage Carriage Shaft Paper Retainer Platen Borderless Printing Ink Grooves Cleaning Brush Fixed Blade Linear Scale Switch • Do not touch the Carriage Shaft (d) or Linear Scale (j). Touching these parts may damage them. Prevents paper from rising when ejected.
Parts Control Panel Name Display Screen Data Lamp (green) Message lamp (orange) Menu button Stop button Power button (green) Navigate button ► button ▲ button ▼ button OK button ◄ button Back button Cut button Feed button Load button Roll Media lamp (green) Cut Sheet lamp (green) •...
Menu operations Navigate and perform menu operations on the control panel as follows. After the printer starts up, the Tab Selection screen is shown on the Display Screen . Information is organized in four tabs, and you can press control panel buttons to access menus and set or execute items for each tab.
Attaching the Roll Holder to Rolls Attach the roll holder to rolls as follows. When printing on rolls, attach the Roll Holder to the roll. Rolls have a two- or three-inch paper core. Use the correct attachment for the paper core. The printer comes equipped with the 2-Inch Paper Core Attachment installed.
Insert the respective attachments for the roll paper core on the Roll Holder and Holder Stopper . • Using rolls with a 2-inch paper core Holder Stopper Side Align the tips (a) of the 2-Inch Paper Core Attachment with the holes (b) of the Holder Stopper and insert it firmly.
Loading Rolls in the Printer Load rolls in the printer as follows. • Always load rolls when the printer is on. If the printer is off when you load a roll, the paper may not be advanced correctly when you turn the printer on. •...
Holding the Roll Holder so that the side with the white gear faces the side of the Roll Holder Slot with a white gear, load the Roll Holder shaft (a) into the grooves (b) on both ends of the Roll Holder Slot , fully into the slot. •...
Loading Rolls in the Printer Lower the Ejection Guide . Holding the edge of the roll paper, lift the Release Lever . Hold the edge of the roll paper as you gently pull it evenly with both hands to the position of the Ejection Guide (a).
Press ▲ or ▼ to select the type of paper, and then press the OK button. • For details on types of paper to select, see the Paper Reference Guide . (→ , Types of Manuals) Loading Rolls in the Printer...
Removing the Roll from the Printer Remove rolls from the printer as follows. • If you need to cut a roll, see the following procedure. (→"Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls," User Manual) On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel , press ◄...
Using both hands, rotate the Roll Holder in the direction of the arrow to rewind the roll. Holding the Roll Holder ﬂ ange (a), remove the holder from the Roll Holder Slot . • See the following procedure for instructions on removing the Roll Holder from the roll. (→"Removing Rolls From the Roll Holder,"...
Loading Sheets in the Printer Load sheets in the printer as follows. • Loading sheets when a roll is already loaded in the printer may cause jams. We recommend removing rolls before loading sheets. (→ , Removing the Roll from the Printer) To prevent the roll from unwinding if you leave it loaded, wrap a sheet of paper around the roll and tape it.
With a sheet lengthwise and printing-side up, insert it between the Platen (a) and the Paper Retainer (b). Align the edges of the sheet as follows. Align the sheet with the Paper Alignment Line (c) at right. 2. Align the inserted edge of the sheet with the leading edge of the Paper Alignment Line (d), as shown.
Removing Sheets This section describes how to remove sheets from the printer. On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel , press ◄ or ► to select the Paper tab ( • If the Tab Selection screen is not displayed, press the Menu button. Press the OK button.
Consumables Ink Tanks When purchasing ink tanks, make sure the following Ink Tank serial numbers are printed on the label. 330 ml (11.2 ﬂ oz) • PC Ink Tank PFI-304PC • C Ink Tank PFI-304C • MBK Ink Tank PFI-304MBK •...
Replacing Ink Tanks Replace ink tanks as follows. Compatible ink tanks Replacement ink tanks in 330 ml (11.2 ﬂ oz) and 700 ml (23.7 ﬂ oz) capacities are supported. (→ , Consumables) Precautions when handling ink tanks Take the following precautions when handling ink tanks. •...
Access the menu for ink tank replacement On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel , press ◄ or ► to select the Ink tab ( • If the Tab Selection screen is not displayed, press the Menu button. Press the OK button.
Replacing Ink Tanks Lift the stopper (a) of the Ink Tank Lock Lever for the color to replace. Lift the Ink Tank Lock Lever until it stops, and then push it down to the front. • Push the Ink Tank Lock Lever down until it locks. •...
Install the ink tanks Before opening the pouch, tilt the Ink Tank to the left and right gently seven or eight times. Hold 330 ml ink tanks in one hand and 700 ml ink tanks in two hands, as shown. •...
Replacing Ink Tanks Press the OK button and insert the Ink Tank into the holder with the ink hole facing down, as shown. • Ink tanks cannot be loaded in the holder if the color or orientation is incorrect. If the Ink Tank does not ﬁ t in the holder, do not force it into the holder. Make sure the color of the Ink Tank Lock Lever matches the color of the Ink Tank , and check the orientation of the Ink Tank before reloading it.
Make sure the Ink Lamp is lit. • If the Ink Lamp is not lit, reload the tank. Close the Ink Tank Cover . • After Ink Tank replacement, always close the Ink Tank Cover . If the Ink Tank Cover cannot close, some Ink Tank Lock Lever may not be closed completely.
Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge Replace the Maintenance Cartridge as follows. Compatible maintenance cartridges Use Maintenance Cartridge MC-08 . Precautions when handling the maintenance cartridge Take the following precautions when handling the Maintenance Cartridge . • To prevent ink from leaking from a used Maintenance Cartridge , avoid dropping the cartridge or storing it at an angle.
Access the menu for maintenance cartridge replacement On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel , press ◄ or ► to select the Settings/Adj. tab ( • If the Tab Selection screen is not displayed, press the Menu button. Press the OK button.
Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge Replace the maintenance cartridge Open the Maintenance Cartridge Cover . Hold the used Maintenance Cartridge by the grip (a) with one hand and put your other hand under the Maintenance Cartridge to hold it ﬁ rmly on the bottom, keeping it level as you pull it out.
Attach the packaging material to the used Maintenance Cartridge and put it in the box. Keep it level as you put it in the plastic bag. Expel excess air from the plastic bag and seal the zipper. Conﬁ rm the Maintenance Cartridge is right-side up, put it in the box, and store it so that it stays level.
Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge Press the OK button. The printer now initializes the Maintenance Cartridge . Next, replace the Shaft Cleaner .
Replace the shaft cleaner After the message is displayed regarding Shaft Cleaner replacement, press ▲ or ▼ to select Yes , and then press the OK button. After the Carriage is moved, the Display Screen indicates Open Upper Cover . Open the Top Cover .
If the Display Screen indicates Open top cover and replace the right printhead. Replace the Printhead on the right side. • If your Canon dealer has advised you to replace the Printhead Replace the Printhead as directed. Compatible printheads Use Printhead PF-05 .
Access the menu for printhead replacement • When replacing the Printhead immediately after printing, wait a few minutes before replacing it. The metal parts of the Printhead become hot during printing, and there is a risk of burns from touching these parts. •...
Replacing the Printhead Press the OK button. Ink is now ﬁ lled. After about three minutes, a message is shown on the Display Screen instructing you to open the Top Cover . Replace the printhead Open the Top Cover . Instructions are now shown on the Display Screen regarding head replacement.
Pull up the Carriage Cover to open it completely. Pull the Printhead Fixer Lever forward all the way to open it completely. Pull up the Printhead Fixer Cover to open it completely. Remove the Printhead and press the OK button. •...
Replacing the Printhead Holding the new Printhead by the grips (a), remove it from the pouch. • When handling the Printhead , always hold it by the grips (a). Never touch the nozzles (b) or metal contacts (c). This may damage the Printhead and affect printing quality.
Pull the Printhead Fixer Cover down toward the front to lock the Printhead in place. Push the Printhead Fixer Lever toward the back of the printer until it clicks. Push the Carriage Cover down toward the front. Close the Top Cover . Ink now ﬁ...
Menu Map The structure of Tab Selection screen menus on the control panel is as follows. Values at right labeled with an asterisk ( ) are the defaults. For details on settings values, refer to the User Manual. To access tab menus, press the Menu button to display the Tab Selection screen, press ◄ or ► to select the tab, and then press the OK button.
Back Job Log Print Job Log Pause Print HDD Information Set./Adj. Menu Back Test Print Adjust Printer Maintenance Available after Auto(Advanced) in Head Posi. Adj. has been used once. Available when you have specified Feed Priority > Adj. Priority > Automatic or Print Quality. Back Document Name (Choose from information...
Menu Map Back Interface Setup EOP Timer TCP/IP NetWare AppleTalk Ethernet Driver Interface Print Return Defaults System Setup Sleep Timer Buzzer Contrast Adj. Not shown if you have set IPv4 Mode to Manual. *10: Not shown if you have set NetWare to Off. *11: Not displayed if IPv6 Support is Off.
Back Date & Time Date Format Language Time Zone Length Unit Detect Mismatch Paper Size Basis Keep Paper Size Rep.P.head Print Nozzle Check CarriageScanWdth Use RemoteUI Reset PaprSetngs Erase HDD Data Output Method Print After Recv Common Box Set. Take-up Reel Use Take-up Reel Auto Feed Skip Take-Up Err...
Index Numerics 2-Inch Paper Core Attachment ... 12 3-Inch Paper Core Attachment ... 12 Consumables... 23 Flange... 13 imagePROGRAF Support Information ... 5 Ink hole ... 26 Ink Lamp ... 25, 29 Ink tab ... 11, 25 Ink Tank Lock Lever ... 26, 28 Ink tank replacement ...
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