Canon PIXMA MP150 User Manual

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    Disclaimer Canon Inc. has reviewed this manual thoroughly in order that it will be an easy-to-use guide to your Canon MP170/MP150 Series. All statements, technical information and recommendations in this manual and in any guides or related documents are believed...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Printing Photographs Directly From A Digital Camera ...60 Printing Photographs Directly From A PictBridge-Compliant Device ...60 Printing Photographs Directly From A Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” Compatible Digital Camera...64 Changing The Machine Settings (MP170) ...65 Changing The Settings ...65 PRINT SETTINGS ...65 PICTBRIDGE SET...66...

  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    If you detect smoke, unusual smells or strange noises around the machine, immediately unplug the machine at the power supply and contact your local authorized Canon dealer or the Canon help line. Using the machine in such conditions may result in fire or electrical shock.

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    If these items are dropped or spilled in the machine, turn OFF the power and unplug the power cord immediately with dry hands. Then contact your local authorized Canon dealer or the Canon help line.

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    Power supply Never remove the plug by pulling on the cord. Pulling on the power cord may damage the cord and cause a fire or electrical shock. When turning OFF the power, be sure to press [ON/OFF] or unplug the machine. However, if the machine is unplugged during printing, the FINE Cartridge is not protected with the cap that prevents the ink from drying.

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    Containers of water or other liquids such as glasses, vases, or pot plants If water does spill inside the machine, turn OFF the power immediately by pressing the [ON/ OFF], and disconnect the power cord. Then, contact your local authorized Canon dealer or the Canon help line.

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    FINE Cartridges (Ink For safety reasons, store FINE Cartridges (Ink Cartridges) out of the reach of small Cartridges) children. If a child ingests any ink, consult a doctor immediately. Do not shake FINE Cartridges (Ink Cartridges). Ink may leak out and stain clothing or the surrounding area. Never touch the nozzle and the gold terminal.

  • Page 10: Reading The Document, Symbols Used In This Guide

    Reading The Document Symbols Used In This Guide Please read the list below of symbols used in this guide. The following symbols are used to indicate important instructions. Be sure to obey these instructions. Indicates a warning concerning operations that may lead to death or Warning injury to persons if not performed correctly.

  • Page 11: Use Of Images

    Legal Limitations On Use Of Your Product And Use Of Images It may be unlawful to make copies of, scan, print or use reproductions of the following documents. The list provided is non-exhaustive. When in doubt, check with a legal representative in your jurisdiction.

  • Page 12: Before Printing, Machine Parts And Their Functions

    Printouts are output to this tray. Open the tray before you start copying or printing. When not being used, keep it closed in the machine. (7) Direct Print Port Used to connect a PictBridge-compliant or Canon Bubble Jet Direct-compatible device to the machine when printing images directly from the device. (8) Platen Glass Used to load a document to be processed.

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    Rear view and interior (10) (16) (10) FINE Cartridge Holder Install the FINE Cartridges here. (11) FINE Cartridges (Ink Cartridges) Replaceable cartridge that comprises an integrated Print Head and ink tank. FINE Cartridges are available in two types, Color (on the right) and Black (on the left). (12) Scanning Unit Used to scan a document.

  • Page 14: Operation Panel

    Operation Panel This section describes the buttons on the Operation Panel, and their functions and locations. (1) [Photo Index Sheet] Button Switches the machine to Photo Index Sheet mode. (2) [COPY] Button Switches the machine to copy mode. (3) [SCAN] Button Switches the machine to scan mode.

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    (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (1) [ (Maintenance)] Button Accesses the Maintenance menu. (2) [Fit to Page] Button Enables/disables the Fit-to-Page copying. (3) Fit-to-Page Lamp Lights when Fit-to-Page copying is enabled. (4) [SCAN] Button Opens the MP Navigator to scan a document to your computer according to the settings selected.

  • Page 16: Turning The Machine On/off

    Turning The Machine ON/OFF Press [ON/OFF] to turn the machine ON and OFF. Before turning ON the machine, make sure the Document Cover is closed. Important Note Before Printing Always press [ON/OFF] before disconnecting the power cord. This ensures the FINE Cartridge is covered to prevent it from drying out. If the machine is not used for an extended period of time, we recommend making black &...

  • Page 17: Setting Documents, Document Requirements, Loading Documents

    Setting Documents Document Requirements The documents you load on the Platen Glass for copying or scanning must meet these requirements: Document All types of paper documents Type Photographs Books, catalogs or magazines Size (W x L) Max. 8 Thickness Max. Loading Documents To copy or scan a document, set it on the Platen Glass.

  • Page 18: General Paper Guidelines

    Place the paper back into its packet when not using it, and store out of direct sunlight in a place where the temperature and humidity are low. If the printed area is traced with a highlight pen or paint-stick or stained with water or sweat, ink may blur. Before Printing ) other than genuine Canon paper Chapter 1...

  • Page 19: Recommended Paper

    Plain paper Approx. 100 sheets (17 lb. or 64 g/m Envelopes Approx. 10 envelopes Canon Specialty Paper Canon recommends that you use genuine Canon paper to insure optimal print quality. Paper Type Model Super White Paper SW-201 High Resolution HR-101N Approx. 80 sheets...

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    We do not recommend using plain paper for photo printing. Printing from your You may be able to load other computer envelopes, but Canon cannot guarantee consistent performance. Do not use the following types of envelopes since they may cause...

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    Canon Specialty Paper Canon recommends that you use genuine Canon paper to insure optimal print quality. Paper Type Size High Letter (8 1/2 in. x 11 in./ Resolution 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) Paper A4 (8 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in./...

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    Paper Type Size Photo Paper Letter (8 1/2 in. x 11 in./ Plus Double 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) Sided A4 (8 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in./ 210 mm x 297 mm) 5" x 7" (5 in. x 7 in./ 127.0 mm x 177.8 mm) Photo Paper Letter (8 1/2 in.

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    Paper Type Size Photo Paper Letter (8 1/2 in. x 11 in./ 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) A4 (8 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in./ 210 mm x 297 mm) 4" x 6" (4 in. x 6 in./ 101.6 mm x 152.4 mm) Photo 4"...

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    Paper Type Size T-Shirt Letter (8 1/2 in. x 11 in./ Transfers 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) A4 (8 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in./ 210 mm x 297 mm) Transparenc Letter (8 1/2 in. x 11 in./ 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) A4 (8 1/4 in.

  • Page 25: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper Loading Paper Follow this procedure: Open the Paper Support (1), then pull out the Paper Support Extension (2). Place a stack of paper (print side up) in the Auto Sheet Feeder (1), pinch the Paper Guide (A) and adjust it to the left side of the stack (2). Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the correct position for the paper.

  • Page 26: Loading Envelopes

    Loading Envelopes Follow this procedure: Open the Paper Support, then pull out the Paper Support Extension. Prepare the envelopes for loading. Important Before Printing Press down firmly on the edges of the envelopes to make the folds crisp. Also, press firmly on the area that corresponds to the edges of the back flap.

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    Place the stack of envelopes (print side up) in the Auto Sheet Feeder (1), pinch the Paper Guide (A) and adjust it to the left side of the stack (2). Load the envelopes in the Auto Sheet Feeder with the short side down. Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right.

  • Page 28: Copying, Making Copies

    Chapter 2 Copying Making Copies This section describes the basic procedure to make copies. Load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. For details on paper, see page 17. Note Press [COPY]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select the number of copies (max. 99 copies). 100% PLAIN For the maximum load limit for the paper you are using in the Auto Sheet...

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    Load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. (See page 23) Press [+] repeatedly to select the number of copies (max. 9 copies). Press [Paper] repeatedly to select the paper size and type. The Paper Lamp indicates the selected paper size and type. A4 or Letter Photo Paper/A4 or Letter Plain Paper/4"x6"...

  • Page 30: Changing The Copy Settings (mp170)

    PLAIN PAPER/PHOTO PAPER PRO/PHOTO PAPER PLUS/MATTE PHOTO PAPR/ GLOSSY In order to obtain optimal quality print results, when copying photographs, Note use Canon-recommended Photo Paper Pro or Photo Paper Plus Glossy. For details on paper, see page 17. Press [OK]. Copying...

  • Page 31: Adjusting Image Quality, Image Quality, Manual Adjust, Chapter 2 Copying

    Adjusting Image Quality You can adjust the image quality according to the document to be copied. Follow this procedure: Press [COPY]. Press [Menu] repeatedly until <IMAGE QUALITY> appears. 5.IMAGE QUALITY STANDARD Use [ ] or [ ] to select the image quality. <STANDARD>: Suitable for text-only documents.

  • Page 32: Reducing Or Enlarging A Copy, Using Preset Copy Ratios

    Reducing Or Enlarging A Copy You can reduce or enlarge copies using three different methods: Preset copy ratios You can select one of the preset ratios to reduce or enlarge copies. Custom copy ratios You can specify the copy ratio as a percentage to reduce or enlarge (Zoom) copies.

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    Using Custom Copy Ratios (Zoom) In addition to making reduction and enlargement decisions using preset copy ratios, you can use customized 1% increments. Follow this procedure: Press [COPY]. Press [Menu] repeatedly until <ENLARGE/REDUCE> appears. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <ZOOM>. 1.ENLARGE/REDUCE ZOOM Press [OK].

  • Page 34: Advanced Copy Functions

    Fit-to-Page copying (MP150) The following section describes how to use this feature. Sticker Copying You can easily make 16 stickers from L (3.5" x 5") photos or graphics using Canon sticker paper. (1) Platen Glass (Place document face down) (2) 16 stickers Follow this procedure: Load one sheet of stickers in the Auto Sheet Feeder.

  • Page 35: Borderless Copying

    Borderless Copying This feature enables you to copy the images so that they fill the entire page without borders. Note Follow this procedure: Load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Press [COPY]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select the number of copies (max. 99 copies). Adjust the settings for your document as necessary.

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    Press [Color] for color copying, or press [Black] for black & white copying. Repeating An Image On A Page (Image Repeat) This feature enables you to copy an image multiple times onto a single page. You can set the machine to automatically select the number of times it repeats the image, or you can specify the number.

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    Press [Color] for color copying, or press [Black] for black & white copying. Important Note Fit-to-Page Copying (MP150) This feature enables you to copy images so that they are automatically reduced or enlarged to fit the paper size you select. Follow this procedure: Load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder.

  • Page 38: Using A Memory Card

    Chapter 3 Printing From A Memory Card (MP170) Using A Memory Card Let’s take a look at different types of memory cards and how to insert and remove them. Memory Cards Supported By This Machine Supported memory cards are as follows: Memory Cards which can be inserted directly Memory Cards which can be used through a special adapter Purchase a CompactFlash Card Adapter for xD-Picture Card separately.

  • Page 39: Inserting A Memory Card

    This machine accepts images taken with a camera compatible with the Important Design rule for Camera File system (Exif 2.21 compliant) and DPOF (Ver. 1.00 compliant). Photos stored in a memory card not supported by the digital camera may fail to load or be damaged.

  • Page 40: Removing A Memory Card

    Install the memory card in the appropriate Card Slot. Type of card CompactFlash (CF) Card Microdrive xD-Picture Card* Install these cards into the left card slot. SmartMedia Card Install this card into the right card slot. MEMORY STICK MEMORY STICK PRO MEMORY STICK DUO* MEMORY STICK PRO DUO*...

  • Page 41: Printing Photograph

    Printing Photograph Printing By Using The Photo Index Sheet With this machine, you can easily print photographs using a Photo Index Sheet, by filling in the appropriate circles to select print options and photographs you want to print. Simply scanning a Photo Index Sheet prints the selected photographs according to the selections you have made.

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    Use [ ] or [ ] to select the range of photographs to print on the Photo Index Sheet. <PRINT ALL PHOTOS>: Prints all image data stored on the memory card. <LAST PHOTO>: <SELECT RANGE>: If you select <PRINT ALL PHOTOS>: Go to step 7.

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    Press [OK]. INDX PRINTING The machine prints the Photo Index Sheets. If more than 37 photographs are to be printed, the machine prints them Note on more than one Photo Index Sheet. (1) Select the paper size and type. (2) Select date printing as necessary. (3) Mark this to print one copy of each photograph.

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    Fill in the appropriate circles ( to print and print settings. Good (1) Check mark (2) Line only (3) Light Important Load the paper selected on the Photo Index Sheet in the Auto Sheet Feeder. When printing image data using a Photo Index Sheet, you can select 4" x Note 6", 5"...

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    Press [OK]. The machine reads the Photo Index Sheet, and prints photographs according to the settings. Important Note Print Index You can print an index of all photos saved in the memory card on what is known as an index print.

  • Page 46: Print All Photos

    Print All Photos You can print all photos saved on a memory card. Turn ON the machine and load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Insert the memory card into the Card Slot. See “Inserting A Memory Card” on page 37. Press [MEMORY CARD] and then press [Menu].

  • Page 47: Printing A Range Of Photos

    Printing A Range Of Photos You can print a range of photos in sequence on a memory card. To select the photos to print, first print the index and note the photo numbers assigned to them. You can also print a range of photos according to the shooting dates of photos you select.

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    Printing On Stickers - Sticker Print You can print your favorite photos on Canon sticker paper. Turn ON the machine and load a sheet of stickers in the Auto Sheet Feeder. You can load only one sheet of stickers at a time.

  • Page 49: Dpof Print

    DPOF Print If DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) settings are made on the camera, photos are printed automatically according to those settings. Note Turn ON the machine and load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Insert the memory card containing the DPOF information into the Card Slot. See “Inserting A Memory Card”...

  • Page 50: Print Settings

    Print Settings This section describes the print settings you can change in Memory Card Mode, such as paper size, paper type or print quality. The settings below appear on the LCD when you press [Menu] repeatedly in Memory Card Mode. Depending on the functions you use, some setting items cannot be specified in Note combination.

  • Page 51: Reading From And Writing To A Memory Card (mp170)

    Chapter 4 Reading From And Writing To A Memory Card (MP170) Setting Up The Card Slot As The Memory Card Drive Of The Computer Connecting the machine to a computer results in the memory card drive (removable hard disk) being displayed under [My Computer].

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    Important To change the write protect setting while a card is inserted in the Card Note Slot, unplug the USB cable before changing the setting, then plug it back in afterwards. The new setting is not applied unless you plug the USB cable back in.

  • Page 53: Printing From Your Computer, Printing With Windows

    Chapter 5 Printing From Your Computer This chapter describes the basic printing procedure, taking the steps to print documents as an example. Printing With Windows Menu and command names may differ between software applications, and Note more steps may be required. For details, refer to the documentation for each software application you use.

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    Specify the required settings. (1) Click [Media Type] to select the type of media loaded in the machine (1). (2) Specify the print quality and other settings in [Print Quality] or [Color/Intensity] (2). For print settings, see the On-screen Manual. Note (3) Click [OK] (3).

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    You can cancel a print job in progress by simply pressing [Stop/Reset] on the machine. Click [Cancel Printing] on [Canon IJ Status Monitor] to stop printing. To show [Canon IJ Status Monitor], click [Canon PIXMA MP170 Series Printer] on the taskbar.

  • Page 56: Printing With Macintosh

    Printing With Macintosh Menu and command names may differ between software applications, and Note more steps may be required. For details, refer to the documentation for each software application you use. The steps described in this section are for printing in Mac OS X v.10.3x. Press [ON/OFF] to turn ON the machine.

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    Specify the required settings. (1) Select [Print] from the application software's [File] menu. The [Print] dialog box opens. (2) Select [Quality & Media] from the pop-up menu (1). (3) Select the desired media type from [Media Type] (2). (4) Select the print mode appropriate to your document from [Print Mode] (3). Note Chapter 5 When you select the print mode appropriate to your document from...

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    Print the document. (1) Click [Print]. Note Printing From Your Computer You can cancel a print job in progress by simply pressing [Stop/Reset] on the machine. Double-clicking the name of your machine in the [Printer list] of the [Printer Setup Utility] (When using Mac OS X v.10.2, double-clicking the name of your machine in the [Printer list] of the [Print Center]) displays a dialog that prompts you to confirm the status of the print job.

  • Page 59: Scanning Images, About Scanning Images, Scanning Methods

    Chapter 6 Scanning Images About Scanning Images You can scan images from the machine into a computer, and save them in JPEG, TIFF, or Bitmap format. Then you can process that data by using the supplied application software to create original images.

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    Scanning With The Operation Panel Of The Machine With the operation panel of the machine, you can open the MP Navigator and change the settings for the scanning operations. (See the Scan Guide) If you are using Windows XP The program selection screen is displayed the first time you press [Black] / [Color] (MP170) or [SCAN] (MP150) on the machine.

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    Scanning From An Application Software You can scan an image from TWAIN- or WIA- (Windows XP only) compliant application software and use the image in that application software. This procedure varies depending on the application software. For the detailed procedure, refer to the manual of the application software you are using. Chapter 6 Scanning Images...

  • Page 62: Printing Photographs Directly From A Digital Camera, Printing Photographs Directly From A Pictbridge-compliant Device

    Do not connect any equipment other than PictBridge-compliant devices Caution or Canon Bubble Jet Direct-compatible cameras to the Direct Print Port of the machine. Doing so may result in an electric shock, fire, or damage to the device. Note Turn ON the machine.

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    A PictBridge-compliant device. * This mark indicates that the product is PictBridge-compatible. A Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” compatible digital camera. Confirming Or Changing The Device Settings To change the paper size or paper type, operate the device to select the PictBridge print setup mode and confirm or change the settings.

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    This paper is exclusively used to print photo stickers. When printing on sticker paper, select “10x15 cm/4" x 6"” in “Page size”. This size can be selected only for Canon PictBridge compatible devices (note that it cannot be selected for some models).

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    When “Default setting” (selections based on the machine setting) is selected, the machine operates based on the “IMAGE ENHANCEMENT” settings mode using the controls of the machine. If you use a Canon PictBridge-compliant device, you can select “VIVID”, “NR”, “VIVID+NR” or “FACE”. (Note that these options cannot be selected for some models.) Note About “Date/File No.

  • Page 66: Compatible Digital Camera

    Printing Photographs Directly From A Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” Compatible Digital Camera Media Types For Digital Cameras When you connect a digital camera, you can use the following media: Digital Camera Setting Card #1 Card #2 Card #3 Note Printing Photographs Directly From A Digital Camera Media Type Photo Paper Pro 4"...

  • Page 67: Changing The Settings, Print Settings

    Chapter 8 Changing The Machine Settings (MP170) Changing The Settings This section describes the procedure to change the settings in the <SYSTEM SETTINGS> menu, taking the steps to specify <EXTENDED AMOUNT> as an example. Press [ON/OFF] to turn ON the machine. (See page 14) Press [Menu] repeatedly until <SYSTEM SETTINGS>...

  • Page 68: Pictbridge Set, Others

    PICTBRIDGE SET PAGE SIZE Selects the paper size: 8.5x11/A4/4"x6"/5"x7"/C-CARD MEDIA TYPE Selects the paper type: PLAIN PAPER/PHOTO PAPER PRO/PHOTO PAPER PLUS/MATTE PHOTO PAPR/GLOSSY PRINT QLTY Selects the print quality: STANDARD/HIGH BORDERLESS PRINT Selects bordered or borderless print: ON/OFF IMAGE ENHANCEMENT Selects whether to optimize photos or not: SKIP/SET (VIVID/POP/REMOVE NOISE/FACE BRIGHT) (See page 48) OTHERS...

  • Page 69: Restore Default, Save Confguration, Load Confguration

    RESTORE DEFAULT Changes the settings back to the default, except for the language for LCD messages and the position of the FINE Cartridge: YES/NO SAVE CONFGURATION Saves the current media settings for the size, type, quality, magnification, intensity and image optimize: YES/NO LOAD CONFGURATION Loads the saved media settings: YES/NO...

  • Page 70: Routine Maintenance, Replacing A Fine Cartridge

    Chapter 9 Routine Maintenance Replacing A FINE Cartridge If there is no improvement with the quality of printing following such maintenance as FINE Cartridge Cleaning, one of the FINE Cartridges is probably empty. Replace the empty FINE Cartridge with a new one.

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    Remove the empty FINE Cartridge. (1) Push the FINE Cartridge down. (2) Remove the FINE Cartridge. Important Do not touch the transparent film (A), film cable (B), ink absorber (sponge Caution part) (C), or any metal parts. Chapter 9 Handle FINE Cartridges carefully to avoid staining your clothes or the surrounding work area.

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    Prepare a replacement FINE Cartridge. * To the Cartridge Holder. (1) Unpack a new FINE Cartridge and remove the Protective Tape. Important Insert the new FINE Cartridge. Black FINE Cartridge should be installed into the left holder (B) and Color FINE Cartridge should go into the right holder (C).

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    See “Aligning The FINE Cartridge” on page 80. Important Chapter 9 To maintain optimal print quality, we recommend that you use Canon brand FINE Cartridge. Replenishing ink only is also not recommended. Replace the FINE Cartridge promptly. Do not leave with the FINE Cartridge removed.

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    Knowing When To Replace A FINE Cartridge It is important to identify the empty Cartridge using the LCD/LED and replace it. Should missing characters or white streaks appear despite sufficient ink Note levels, see “When Printing Becomes Faint Or Color Is Incorrect” on page 76.

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    [View Printer Status]. Canon IJ Status Monitor appears. It also appears automatically during printing. Open the [Canon IJ Printer Utility] dialog box, and then select [Ink Level Information] from the pop-up menu. When the “!” mark appears on the Low Ink Warning The ink level of the FINE Cartridge showing the “!”...

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    Setting of FINE Cartridges Note If a FINE Cartridge runs out of ink, you can print with either the Color or Black FINE Cartridge only for a while. However the same printing quality cannot be expected, compared to printing with both cartridges. The [Black only] setting can be used when you select [Plain Paper] in [Media Type].

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    When the “?” mark appears on the Low Ink Warning If you install an old FINE Cartridge, the “?” icon appears for the FINE Cartridge in question. In this case, the remaining level of ink cannot be calculated correctly. If you try printing when “?” mark appears, the following message appears and printing stops. In either case, clicking [OK] cancels the error indication and enables continuation of printing.

  • Page 78: When Printing Becomes Faint Or Color Is Incorrect

    When Printing Becomes Faint Or Color Is Incorrect When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, the FINE Cartridge Nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean these nozzles. Before Performing Maintenance Note Remove the FINE Cartridge once, then reinsert it into place. See “Replacing A FINE Cartridge”...

  • Page 79: Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink is being ejected properly from the FINE Cartridge Nozzles. Use this function when the printed results are blurred or the color is incorrect. Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern Load A4- or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder.

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    Confirming The Nozzle Check Pattern This section describes how to confirm the nozzle check pattern and the FINE Cartridge position pattern. If the ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern is not printed correctly. If Note the ink level is low, replace the relevant FINE Cartridge. (See page 68) If the lines are broken (1), or white lines (2) are present in the pattern (A), clean the FINE Cartridge.

  • Page 81: Fine Cartridge Cleaning, Fine Cartridge Deep Cleaning

    ] to select <DEEP CLEANING>. 8.MAINTENANCE DEEP CLEANING Press [OK]. Press [Maintenance] repeatedly until <F> appears. Press [Black] or [Color]. If deep FINE Cartridge cleaning does not improve the print quality, Note contact a Canon service representative. Chapter 9 Routine Maintenance...

  • Page 82: Aligning The Fine Cartridge

    Aligning The FINE Cartridge If ruled lines are misaligned or a printout is unsatisfactory, FINE Cartridge Alignment is required. Aligning The FINE Cartridge Press [Menu] repeatedly until <MAINTENANCE> appears. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <ALIGN PRINT HEAD>. Press [OK].

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    Load the checked sheet on the Platen Glass. When loading the checked sheet, place the front side down, and align the upper left corner of the sheet with the alignment mark on the lower right corner of the Platen Glass. Press [OK].

  • Page 84: Cleaning Your Machine

    Cleaning Your Machine This section describes the necessary cleaning procedures for your machine. Be sure to turn OFF the power and disconnect the power cord before cleaning Caution the machine. Do not use tissue paper, paper towels, or similar materials for cleaning; they can stick to the components or generate static charges.

  • Page 85: Cleaning The Roller

    Repeat steps 2 to 3 three times. The sheet of paper is automatically fed in and then out of the machine. If there are no signs of improvement after performing three times, contact a Note Canon service representative. Chapter 9 Routine Maintenance...

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    Cleaning The Bottom Plate If the printed paper is smudged, the inside of the machine may be dirty. Periodic cleaning of certain parts on the inside of your machine is recommended to maintain a high standard of printing quality. The parts can be cleaned in the following ways: See “Cleaning The Bottom Plate”...

  • Page 87: Cleaning The Protrusions Inside The Machine

    Cleaning The Bottom Plate Proceed steps 1 to 3 for MP170 on page 84. Press [Maintenance] repeatedly until <J> appears. Press [OK]. Inspect the discharged paper. If dust or dirt can be seen on the paper, repeat the cleaning process. If the discharged paper still appears dirty after you have run this clean Note process, the inside of your machine is probably extremely dirty.

  • Page 88: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 10 Troubleshooting This chapter provides troubleshooting tips for problems you may encounter when using the machine. This section provides troubleshooting tips for the most common printing Note problems. If you cannot find appropriate tips for your problem, refer to the on- screen manuals.

  • Page 89: An Error Message Is Displayed On The Lcd/led

    Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Depending on the model or brand of your device, you may have to select a print mode compliant with PictBridge before connecting the device.

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    If you want to continue printing without this function, press [OK]. Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon Cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities. The FINE Cartridge may not be the compatible with this machine. Install the appropriate FINE Cartridge.

  • Page 91: Cannot See The Display On The Lcd/led

    If you want to continue printing without this function, press [Black] or [Color]. Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon Cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities. The size of the document cannot be correctly detected or the document is too small when the Fit-to-Page copying is selected.

  • Page 92: Straight Lines Are Misaligned Cannot Print To End Of Job

    Ink Does Not Come Out/Printing Is Blurred/Colors Are Wrong/White Streaks/Straight Lines Are Misaligned/Cannot Print To End Of Job Cause FINE Cartridge is empty. FINE Cartridge is not installed correctly. Incorrect paper type. FINE Cartridge nozzles clogged or shifted. Print Quality is not set properly. Media not loaded printside up.

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    Open the Paper Output Tray. Restart your computer. It may solve the problem. Delete an undesired print job, if there is any. Use [Canon IJ Status Monitor] in Windows or [Printer Setup Utility] (or [Print Center]) in Macintosh for the deletion.

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    Cause The size of the print data is too large. The hard disk does not have enough available space. When Copying Cause The document is not loaded correctly. The quality (image quality) displayed on the LCD is not suitable for the document.

  • Page 95: Paper Does Not Feed Properly Printed Surface Is Scratched

    Back Of Paper Is Smudged/Paper Does Not Feed Properly/Printed Surface Is Scratched Cause Inside of the machine is dirty. Paper feed roller is dirty. Chapter 10 Action If the inside of the machine is dirty, printed paper may be smudged. Follow the steps described below to clean the inside of the machine.

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    Cause Inappropriate paper type is used. Thick paper is used. Media is curled. The media type is not selected correctly in the printer driver. Paper is loaded incorrectly. Troubleshooting Action Check to see if the paper you are printing on is too thick. See “General Paper Guidelines”...

  • Page 97: Paper Jams

    Auto Sheet Feeder. Chapter 10 Action Use Photo Paper Pro or other Canon specialty paper to print images that have a high color saturation. See “Paper Types You Cannot Use” on page 16. Ensure that the media type selected on the Operation Panel matches that of the paper loaded.

  • Page 98: Cannot Print Properly From A Photo Index Sheet (mp170)

    The paper is fed and the jammed paper is ejected accordingly. If you cannot remove the jammed paper or the error still persists, contact a Canon service representative. Action Make sure all required boxes on the Photo Index Sheet are filled in, and that the sheet is set in the correct position and orientation on the Platen Glass.

  • Page 99: Cannot Print Properly From The Digital Camera

    If you are using a non- Canon PictBridge compatible camera and not sure how to clear the error from the camera, confirm the message displayed on the LCD of the machine and clear the error.

  • Page 100

    However, because printing is disabled once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full and until the waste ink absorber is replaced, you are recommended to contact a Canon service representative as early as possible. Prepare a new FINE Cartridge.

  • Page 101: Cannot Install The Mp Driver

    CD-ROM icon. Double-click the CD-ROM icon on your desktop to start installation. If the CD-ROM icon is not displayed on the desktop, there is a problem with the CD-ROM. Contact a Canon service representative. Chapter 10 Action Troubleshooting...

  • Page 102: Cannot Connect To Pc Properly

    Uninstall the old version of the software following the instructions in the manual of that version, and reinstall the new version. The computer has an old version of the software installed. (Canon MultiPASS is registered as a program in the [Start] menu.) Installation procedure not Follow the Easy Setup Instructions packaged with your machine for proper MP followed correctly.

  • Page 103: Problems With Scanning

    When You Connect To A Computer Running Windows XP, The Screen Shows The Warning Message “High-SPEED USB Device Plugged Into Non-High-SPEED USB Hub” Cause You connect to a computer Your environment is not fully compatible with USB 2.0. that does not support USB See “Printing Speed Is Slow / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Connection Does Not Work”...

  • Page 104: Computer Stops Operating During Scanning

    Computer Stops Operating During Scanning Cause Output Resolution set too Reboot the computer, lower the Output Resolution and rescan. high. Insufficient hard disk space. Multiple devices connected Disconnect all other devices but the machine from the port. to the USB port. Scan Quality Is Poor (Poor Image Displayed On The Monitor) Cause Incorrect scan settings.

  • Page 105: Slow Scanning Speed

    Trouble scanning with Multi-Scan or Multi-Crop function Cause The original is positioned Check the position of the original on the document glass. Observe the following outside the supported area. when using the Multi-Scan or Multi-crop function. Error arising from Some application softwares do not support multiple image scanning. Scan each application software item individually without using the Multi-Scan or Multi-Crop function.

  • Page 106: An Error Message Appears On The Screen

    “There Is Not Enough Memory.” Message Is Displayed Cause There is not enough Exit any application that are running, and try to run this program again. memory to continue scanning. Scanned Image Is Not Displayed Properly Cause Scanned image prints out Set the printing size in the application program.

  • Page 107

    3. Open the [File] menu and select [Properties]. 4. Click the [Ports] tab (or the [Details] tab) to confirm the port settings. A USB port is selected if either USBnnn (Canon MP170/MP150) or MPUSBPRNnn (Canon MP170/MP150) (where n is a number) is indicated.

  • Page 108: Error No.: 300 Is Displayed

    Press [OK] to cancel the error so that you can continue printing. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing cannot be done until the waste ink absorber is replaced. Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Error No.: 2001 Is Displayed...

  • Page 109: For Windows Users

    Error No.: 2500 Is Displayed Cause FINE Cartridge Alignment has failed. If the machine is connected to the computer, you can align the FINE Cartridge using the MP Driver. Follow the procedures described in the Printer Driver Guide. For Windows Users Cause The [Instructions] button is The [Instructions] button on the printer driver screen is not displayed if the On-...

  • Page 110: If You Cannot Solve The Problem

    If you cannot solve the problem with any of the workarounds in this chapter, please contact the seller of the machine or a Canon service representative. Canon support staff are trained to be able to provide technical support to satisfy customers. Attempts by customers to repair or take apart the machine will invalidate any Caution warranty regardless of whether the warranty has expired.

  • Page 111: Appendix, Printing Area

    * This is available in A4/Letter, 4" x 6" /101.6 x 152.4 mm, 4" x 8" /101.6 x 203.2 mm, 5" x 7"/127.0 x 177.8 mm and Credit Card paper sizes (MP170). Recommended printing Canon recommends that you print within this area. ( area (dark blue): Printable area (light The area where it is possible to print.

  • Page 112

    A4, B5, A5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", Credit Card Size 4" x 6"/101.6 x 152.4 mm 4" x 8"/101.6 x 203.2 mm 5" x 7"/127.0 x 177.8 mm Credit Card Recommended printing area Printable area When Printing on Glossy Photo Paper GP-401/GP-501/Matte Photo Note Paper MP-101/Photo Paper Plus Double Sided PP-101D/Photo Paper...

  • Page 113

    Letter, Legal Size Letter Legal Recommended printing area Printable area When Printing on Glossy Photo Paper GP-401/GP-501/Matte Photo Note Paper MP-101/Photo Paper Plus Double Sided PP-101D/Photo Paper Plus Glossy PP-101/Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-101 and Photo Paper Pro PR-101, selection of “Borderless Printing” enables you to make prints with no margins.

  • Page 114: Uninstalling The On-screen Manual

    Follow the steps described below to uninstall the installed on-screen manuals from your computer. Note that this uninstall procedure will uninstall all guides. Click [Start], select [All Programs] (or [Programs]), [Canon MP170 Manual/MP150 Manual] and [Uninstall]. When the uninstall message appears, click [OK].

  • Page 115: Transporting The Machine

    Transporting The Machine When relocating the machine or storing the machine for prolonged periods, pack the machine using the original packing materials. If you do not have the original packing materials, pack the machine carefully using protective material and a sturdy box. Turn the machine OFF and unplug the machine.

  • Page 116: Specifications

    MP150: Approx. 5.4 kg (11.90 lb) Standard Canon FINE Cartridges Black: Canon FINE Cartridge PG-40 Color: Canon FINE Cartridge CL-41 High Yield Canon FINE Cartridges (Option) Black: Canon FINE Cartridge PG-50 Color: Canon FINE Cartridge CL-51 Nozzles: Black: 320 nozzles (600 dpi)

  • Page 117: Density Adjustment

    Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss A4/Letter, Glossy Photo Paper A4/Letter, Plain Paper A4/Letter) 5.4 x 8.6 cm/Credit Card (Glossy Photo Paper Card Size) Canon-brand sticker. Printing on this paper is available only when the Layout function on your camera has a 16-up option. See “Recommended Paper” on page 17.

  • Page 118

    Default (Off: No trimming), On (follow camera's setting), Off Default (ExifPrint), On, Off, “VIVID”*, “NR” (Noise Reduction)*, “VIVID+NR”*, “FACE”* * If using a Canon PictBridge-compatible camera, you can select it. Scan Specifications TWAIN / WIA (Windows XP) 216 mm / 8.5 inches...

  • Page 119

    Available hard-disk space for printer driver installation Windows XP/Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows 98: 650 MB Canon IJ Status Monitor cannot be used under the following conditions: – When sharing this machine on a network (Windows Me, Windows 98) Additional Systems Requirements for On-screen Manuals Browser: Windows HTML Help Viewer * Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later must be...

  • Page 120: Users In The U.s.a, Fcc Notice

    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, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. TEL No. (516) 328-5600 Appendix Chapter 11...

  • Page 121: Canon U.s.a., Inc Limited Warranty

    Separate Warranty. Non-Canon brand equipment and software that may be distributed with the Product are sold “as is” and without warranty of any kind by Canon USA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and all such warranties are disclaimed.

  • Page 122

    BY THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CANON USA OR ITS ASF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CANON USA OR ITS ASF BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE.

  • Page 123

    ** InstantExchange warranty service is subject to the availability of refurbished or new replacement units. Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza Lake Success, NY 11042 Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be a registered trademark or trademarks in other countries. Chapter 11 Appendix...

  • Page 124: Users In Canada, Customer Technical Supports

    Free live technical support Mon - Fri 9am-8pm EST (excluding holidays) for products still under warranty (1-800-OK-CANON) The location of the authorized service facility nearest you (1-800-OK-CANON) If the problem cannot be corrected by using one of the above technical support options, repair options are available at the time of your call to the Free live technical support number above or via the website at www.canon.ca...

  • Page 125: Index

    Printing Becomes Faint Or Color Is Incorrect 76 Printing From Your Computer 51 Printing With Macintosh 54 Printing With Windows 51 Printing Photographs From A Digital Camera 60 From A Canon Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Digital Camera 64 From A PictBridge Compliant Device 60 Index...

  • Page 126: Table Of Contents

    Printing Photographs From A Memory Card (MP170) 36 All Photos 44 DPOF Print 47 Index 43 Multi-Photo Print 45 Photo Index Sheet 39 Print Settings 48 Single-Photo Print 44 Sticker Print 46 Recommended Paper 17 Routine Maintenance 68 FINE Cartridge Alignment 80 FINE Cartridge Cleaning 79 FINE Cartridge Deep Cleaning 79 Replacing A FINE Cartridge 68...

  • Page 127

    This product uses the following copyrighted software: exit.c Copyright © 1990 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are duplicated in all such forms and that any documentation, advertising materials, and other materials related to such distribution and use acknowledge that the software was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Page 128

    © 2005 Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States and may be a registered trademark or trademarks in other countries. All other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners. As an ENERGY STAR®...

  • Page 129

    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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  • Farida Aug 19, 2013 08:03:
    No mention on how to set up the printer to scan images as separate file, I am unable to click this box as it is grated. How can I click this.
  • Solooloo Oct 08, 2012 08:13:
    I think it is clearly explained! Good lay out.