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Large-Format Printers
Basic Guide
Please read the following electronic
manuals also.
• User's Guide
• Paper Reference 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.
Safety Precautions ........................................2
How to read the Basic Guides ..........................6
Parts .................................................................8
Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder ....................14
Loading Rolls in the Printer ............................16
Loading Sheets in the Printer .........................20
Removing Sheets ...........................................25
Consumables..................................................27
Replacing Ink Tanks .......................................28
Replacing the Printhead .................................36
Menu Map.......................................................41
Troubleshooting ................................................2
If Roll Paper Jams ..........................................18
If a Sheet Jams...............................................21
If Paper is Soiled ............................................23
If Printing is Faint ............................................25
Misaligned ..................................................26
If Banding Occurs ...........................................28
If Line Length Does Not Match .......................30
Error Messages ..............................................32
Preparing to Transfer the Printer ......................2
Reinstalling the Printer .....................................6
Installing the Software (Windows) ....................9
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   Summary of Contents for Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300S Basic Guide No.1

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Large-Format Printers Basic Guide Please read the following electronic manuals also. • User's Guide • Paper Reference 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...

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    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.

  • Page 3: Moving The Printer

    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...

  • Page 4: Legal Notice

    We recommend ensuring ample space for installation. Trademarks 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 trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Page 5: The Manuals Supplied With This Printer

    Media Information File from the imagePROGRAF website and installing it, you can update to the latest information of the Paper Reference Guide. If you cannot download fi le, contact your Canon dealer. To view the electronic manuals and imagePROGRAF website To view the electronic manuals and imagePROGRAF website, access the electronic manuals and imagePROGRAF website from imagePROGRAF Support Information as follows.

  • Page 6: How To Read The Basic Guides

    How to read the Basic Guides 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: In the electronic manuals: Text conventions and illustrations...

  • Page 7

    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.

  • Page 8: Parts

    Parts Names and functions of printer parts are as follows. Front Standard Name Top Cover Paper Tray Cover Roll Feed Unit Roll Feed Unit Cover Control Panel Ejection Guide Output Tray ( Front Paper Feed Slot ) Cutter Unit Maintenance Cartridge Ink Tank Cover Stand Output Stacker...

  • Page 9: Software Installation Installing The Software (windows)

    Paper Feed Slots Name Tray Extension Width Guide Top Paper Feed Slot Front Paper Feed Slot ( Output Tray ) Front Tray Guides Paper Alignment Line When loading a sheet manually, open this tray after opening the Paper Tray Cover . When loading a sheet, move the guide to match the paper size.

  • Page 10: Inside The Roll Feed Unit Cover

    Parts Inside the Roll Feed Unit Cover Name Roll Holder Holder Stopper Roll Holder Slot Load the roll on this holder. Secure rolls on the Roll Holder with this part. Slide the Roll Holder into this slot. Operation...

  • Page 11: Installing The Software (mac Os X)

    Top Cover (Inside) Name Carriage Carriage Shaft Paper Retainer Platen Borderless Printing Ink Grooves Cleaning Brush Linear Scale Switch • Do not touch the Carriage Shaft (b) or Linear Scale (g). This may stain your hands and damage the printer. Moves the Printhead .

  • Page 12: Control Panel

    Parts Control Panel Name Display Screen Power button (green) Stop button Navigate button ► button ▲ button ▼ button OK button ◄ button Back button Menu button Cut button Feed button Load button Cut Sheet lamp (green) Roll Media lamp (green) Message lamp (orange) Data Lamp (green) •...

  • Page 13: Convenient Printer Driver Features

    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.

  • Page 14: Loading Rolls On The Roll Holder

    Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder Attach rolls to the Roll Holder 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.

  • Page 15

    Insert the attachments for the roll paper on the Roll Holder . • Using rolls with a 3-inch paper core Attach the included 3-Inch Paper Core Attachment on the Roll Holder . Align the triangular part (b) of the 3-Inch Paper Core Attachment (a) with the triangular part (c) of the Roll Holder as shown, and insert the 3-Inch Paper Core Attachment into the Roll Holder .

  • Page 16: Loading Rolls In The Printer

    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. •...

  • Page 17

    Insert the edge of the roll in the Paper Feed Slot (a) and advance the roll until you hear the feed tone. The paper is now advanced, and a menu for selection of the type of paper is automatically shown on the Display Screen .

  • Page 18: Removing The Roll From The Printer

    Removing the Roll from the Printer Remove rolls from the printer as follows. • Once a roll has been advanced, do not pull the paper out by force. This will prevent further feeding, and the printer will be unable to keep track of the amount of roll paper left. If you accidentally pull out paper, follow these steps to remove the roll, and open the paper feed slot.

  • Page 19

    Using both hands, rotate the Roll Holder toward the back 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 from the Roll Holder . (→"Removing Rolls From the Roll Holder,"...

  • Page 20: Loading Sheets In The Printer

    Loading Sheets in the Printer Load sheets in the printer as follows. When printing on individual sheets, load the sheet in the Top Paper Feed Slot . However, for heavyweight paper such as POP board, load the sheet in the Front Paper Feed Slot . Selecting the Paper Source and Type of Paper If a print job was received Sheets are automatically selected, and the media type and size specifi...

  • Page 21: If A Sheet Jams

    Loading Sheets in the Top Paper Feed Slot • One sheet of paper can be loaded in the Top Paper Feed Slot at a time. Do not load more than one sheet at a time. This may cause paper jams. •...

  • Page 22

    Loading Sheets in the Printer Move the Width Guide (a) to match the size of paper loaded. Set the Width Guide against the edge of the paper to prevent the paper from becoming crooked or wrinkled. Press the OK button. •...

  • Page 23: If Paper Is Soiled

    After Open Upper Cover is displayed, open the Top Cover . Set the leading edge of one sheet, printing-side up, on the Front Tray Guides , and insert the sheet in the Front Paper Feed Slot , keeping it level. •...

  • Page 24

    Loading Sheets in the Printer After printing, the printer will temporarily stop advancing the paper while the trailing edge is still in the rollers to prevent the sheet from dropping. Once you press the OK button, the paper can be removed. Remove the sheet, keeping the front edge level as you pull it out.

  • Page 25: Removing Sheets

    Removing Sheets This section describes how to remove sheets from the printer. Removing sheets from the top paper feed slot On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel , press ◄ or ► to select the Paper tab ( •...

  • Page 26: If Vertical Lines Are Warped Or Colors Are Misaligned

    Removing Sheets Press ▲ or ▼ to select Eject Paper , and then press the OK button. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Yes , and then press the OK button. As the printer ejects the paper, the paper is stopped momentarily with the trailing edge still held in the rollers.

  • Page 27: Consumables

    Consumables Ink Tanks When purchasing ink tanks, make sure the following Ink Tank serial numbers are printed on the label. 130 ml (4.4 fl oz.) per color • MBK Ink Tank PFI-105MBK • BK Ink Tank PFI-105BK • C Ink Tank PFI-105C •...

  • Page 28: Replacing Ink Tanks

    Replacing Ink Tanks Replace ink tanks as follows. Compatible ink tanks 130 ml (4.4 fl oz) ink tanks can be used for replacement. (→ Precautions when handling ink tanks Take the following precautions when handling ink tanks. • There may be ink around the ink supply section of ink tanks you remove. Handle ink tanks carefully during replacement.

  • Page 29: Access The Menu For Ink Tank Replacement

    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.

  • Page 30: If Line Length Does Not Match

    Replacing Ink Tanks Hold the Ink Tank by the grips and remove it. Press the OK button. • If there is still ink in the Ink Tank you removed, store it with the ink holes (a) facing up. Otherwise, ink may leak and cause stains.

  • Page 31

    Press the OK button and insert the Ink Tank into the holder facing as shown, with the ink holes down. • 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.

  • Page 32: Replacing The Maintenance Cartridge

    Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge Replace the Maintenance Cartridge as follows. Compatible maintenance cartridges Use Maintenance Cartridge MC-16 . Precautions when handling the maintenance cartridge Take the following precautions when handling the Maintenance Cartridge . • Do not remove the Maintenance Cartridge except to replace it. •...

  • Page 33: Replace The Maintenance Cartridge

    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.

  • Page 34

    Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge Open the box of the new Maintenance Cartridge and remove the plastic bag and packaging material. Holding the handles (a) on both sides, pull out the cartridge. • Never touch the metal contacts (a). This may damage the Maintenance Cartridge .

  • Page 35

    Put the used Maintenance Cartridge and packaging material in the box, just as the new Maintenance Cartridge was originally packaged, and store the used cartridge keeping it level. • Always put the used Maintenance Cartridge back in the box and store the box on a fl at surface. Otherwise, ink may leak and cause stains.

  • Page 36: Replacing The Printhead

    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 .

  • Page 37: Access The Menu For Printhead Replacement

    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. •...

  • Page 38: Replace The Printhead

    Replacing the Printhead Replace the printhead Open the Top Cover . Instructions are now shown on the Display Screen regarding Printhead replacement. If the Printhead Fixer Cover or Printhead Fixer Lever is dirty, use a damp cloth that you have wrung out completely to wipe it clean.

  • Page 39

    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.

  • Page 40

    Replacing the Printhead With the nozzles facing down and the metal contacts toward the back, insert the Printhead into the Carriage . Carefully push the printhead fi rmly into the Carriage , ensuring that the nozzles and metal contacts do not touch the carriage.

  • Page 41: Menu Map

    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's Guide. 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.

  • Page 42

    Menu Map Job Log Print Job Log Pause Print HDD Information Set./Adj. Menu 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 Back Document Name...

  • Page 43

    Back Interface Setup EOP Timer TCP/IP NetWare AppleTalk Ethernet Driver Interface Print Return Defaults 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. *13: Not shown if you have set Auto Detect to On.

  • Page 44: Ink Menu

    Menu Map Back System Setup Prep.MovePrinter Admin. Menu Printer Info *12: Follows the setting in Date Format. Menu When Printing The following operations are available from the menu during printing. Set./Adj. Menu Adj. Fine Feed Printer Info Back Sleep Timer Buzzer Contrast Adj.

  • Page 45

    Index Numerics 3-Inch Paper Core Attachment ... 14 Consumables... 27 Flange... 15 imagePROGRAF Support Information ... 5 Ink holes ... 30 Ink Lamp ... 29, 31 Ink tab ... 13, 29 Ink Tank Lock Lever ... 29, 31 Ink tank replacement ... 28 Job tab ...

  • Page 48

    Canon Inc. 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042 U.S.A Canon Europe Ltd. 3 The Square, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB11 1ET United Kingdom Canon (China) Co., Ltd. 15F Jinbao Building No.89 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China Canon Australia Pty.

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