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  • Page 1 User’s Guide QT7-0052-V07...
  • Page 2 Canon CarePAK Extended Service Plan is a cost-attractive and easy-to-use extended service program that provides up to three full years of service and support coverage at a very attractive price. 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.
  • Page 3 • IrDA Feature Trademark is owned by the Infrared Data Association and used under license therefrom. • Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and are licensed to Canon Inc. Copyright ©2005 CANON INC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be transmitted or copied in any form whatsoever without expressed written permission from Canon Inc.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Printing Photographs Directly From A Digital Camera ...61 Printing Photographs Directly From A PictBridge-Compliant Device ...61 Printing Photographs Directly From A Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” Compatible Digital Camera...65 Printing Photos From A Wireless Communication Device...66 Performing Infrared Communication...68 Performing Bluetooth Communication ...70 Changing The Machine Settings ...
  • Page 5 12 Appendix...122 Printing Area ...122 Uninstalling The On-screen Manual ...125 Transporting The Machine...126 Specifications...127 Users In The U.S.A...131 FCC Notice ...131 Canon U.S.A., INC. LIMITED WARRANTY ...132 Users In Canada...135 Customer Technical Supports ...135 Index ...136...
  • Page 6: 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.
  • Page 7 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.
  • Page 8 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.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10 FINE Cartridges For safety reasons, store FINE Cartridges (Ink Cartridges) out of the reach of small children. (Ink Cartridges) 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 11: Reading The Document

    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 12: Before Printing

    (8) Direct Print Port Used to connect a PictBridge compliant device, Canon Bubble Jet Direct compatible device or the optional Bluetooth unit* to the machine when printing images directly from the device.
  • Page 13 For details, see “Operation Panel” on page 12. * The Bluetooth unit is not available to some regions due to the law of the countries or the regulations. For details, contact your local Canon service representatives. Rear view and interior...
  • Page 14: Operation Panel

    Operation Panel This section describes the buttons on the Operation Panel, and their functions and locations. (1) (2) (3) (15) (1) [ON/OFF] Button Turns the machine ON and OFF. Before turning ON the machine, make sure the Document Cover is closed. (2) [Alarm] Lamp Lights if an error occurs, or when the paper or ink runs out.
  • Page 15 (14) [Photo Index Sheet] Button Switches the machine to Photo Index Sheet mode. (15) [COPY] Button Switches the machine to copy mode. Chapter 1 Before Printing...
  • 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

    Setting Documents Document Requirements The documents you load on the Platen Glass for copying or scanning must meet these requirements: Document Type Size (W x L) Max. 8 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (216 mm x 297 mm) Thickness Max.
  • 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 Canon genuine paper Chapter 1...
  • Page 19: Recommended 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...
  • Page 20 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 problems:...
  • Page 21 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./...
  • Page 22 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.
  • Page 23 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"...
  • Page 24 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.
  • Page 27 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: Changing The Print Settings

    Changing The Print Settings This section describes the setting items that can be specified in the Settings screen. To Change Print Settings You can change the print settings such as page size, media type, bordered or borderless print, etc. How to change the Settings screen This section describes the steps to specify the page size for Memory card mode to <4"...
  • Page 29 Select the setting item. (1) Use [ ] or [ ] to select the setting item. Select <A4> here. Change the setting. (1) Use [ ] or [ ] to change the setting. Change to <4" x 6" (101.6 x 152.4)> here. Complete setting.
  • Page 30: Copy Mode

    Print Setting Items Each tab contains the following setting items. To change the tab, use [ ] to select the tab and use [ ] or [ Depending on the functions specified in the Copy or Memory card mode, Note some setting items cannot be specified in combination.
  • Page 31: Memory Card Mode

    Memory card mode This section describes the Settings screen for Memory card mode. Tab 1 You can specify the settings such as the paper, bordered/borderless, and Date/file number. (1) Select the page size. 8.5" x 11" (215.9 x 279.4), A4, 4" x 6" (101.6 x 152.4), 5" x 7" (127.0 x 177.8), credit card Some of these are not available depending on the country of purchase.
  • Page 32 Tab 2 Allows you to optimize photos with the functions below. (1) Activate/deactivate Vivid photo function. This function makes green and blue more lively. Vivid photo ON/Vivid photo OFF (2) Activate/deactivate the Photo Optimizer pro function. This function automatically optimizes brightness and tone of a photo. Photo optimizer pro ON/Photo optimizer pro OFF (3) Activate/deactivate the Noise reduction function.
  • Page 33: Copying

    Chapter 2 Copying Making Copies This section describes the basic procedure to make copies. Prepare for copying. (1) Press [ON/OFF] to turn ON the machine. (2) Press [COPY]. (3) Load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. See “Loading Paper” on page 23. Start copying.
  • Page 34: Reducing Or Enlarging A Copy

    Reducing Or Enlarging A Copy You can reduce or enlarge copies. Prepare for copying. See page 31 Select the reduction/enlargement method. The example below assumes that you will select <Zoom>. (1) Press [Settings]. (2) Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Tab 1>. (3) Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Magnification>, and use [ Specify the custom copy ratio for reducing or enlarging copies.
  • Page 35: Changing The Copy Settings

    Changing The Copy Settings You can change the copy settings such as the page size, media type, or print quality. For details on changing the copy settings and setting items, see “Changing The Print Settings” on page 26. (1) You can specify the page size. (2) You can specify the media type.
  • Page 36: Using Useful Copy Functions

    ] to select <Special copy>, then press [OK]. The Special copy screen is displayed. Creating Stickers (Sticker Copy) You can easily make stickers from 4" x 6" (101.6 x 152.4 mm) photos or graphics using Canon sticker paper. (1) Platen Glass (place document face down)
  • Page 37: Copying Without Borders (borderless Copy)

    Copying Without Borders (Borderless Copy) This feature enables you to copy the images so that they fill the entire page without borders. Procedure: (1) Display the Special copy screen. See “Special Copy” on page 34. (2) Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Borderless copy>, then press [OK].
  • Page 38 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.
  • Page 39: Printing From A Memory Card

    Chapter 3 Printing From A Memory Card 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 40: Inserting A Memory Card

    Important Inserting A Memory Card Note Turn ON the machine. Open the Card Slot Cover. Printing From A Memory Card This machine accepts images taken with a camera compatible with the Design rule for Camera File system (Exif 2.21 compliant) and DPOF (Ver.
  • Page 41: 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 42: Printing Photograph

    Printing Photograph Let’s select a photo from the photos stored on the memory card of the digital camera and print it. Printing A Photo Displayed On The LCD - Single-photo Print Turn ON the machine. Load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. See “Loading Paper”...
  • Page 43 Confirm the settings. To change any of the settings, press [Settings]. See “Changing The Print Settings” on page 26. Press [ ] or [ ] to specify the number of copies to print. Press [Color]. The printing starts. Specifying How Many Copies To Print For Each Photo - Multi-photo Print You can specify how many copies to print for each photo.
  • Page 44: Printing By Using The Photo Index Sheet

    Specify the number of copies to print. (1) Use [ ] or [ ] to select the photo you wish to print. (2) Use [ ] or [ ] to specify the number of copies to print. (3) Repeat steps 1 and 2 and specify the number of copies for each photo you wish to print. (4) Press [OK].
  • Page 45 Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Photo Index Sheet print>, then press [OK]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select the range of photographs to print on the Photo Index Sheet. <Print all photos>: <Set no. of copies>: <Search>: If you select <Print all photos>: (1) Go to step 6.
  • Page 46 Press [Color]. 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 page size and media type. (2) Select date printing as necessary. (3) Mark this to print one copy of each photograph.
  • Page 47 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 Note 4"...
  • Page 48: Other Useful Functions

    Press [Photo Index Sheet]. Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Scan sheet and print>, then press [OK]. Press [OK]. The machine starts printing the specified photos. Important Note Other Useful Functions The following functions are available when printing from a memory card: “Printing Several Photos On A Single Sheet Of Paper (Layout Print)”...
  • Page 49 Specify the layout. (1) Use [ ] or [ ] to specify the layout, then press [OK]. The following layouts can be selected. <Bordered>: 2/4/8 <Borderless>: 2/4/8 <Album>: Album (4/right), Album (4/left) <Mixed>: Mixed 1, Mixed 2, Mixed 3 Note Specify the paste method.
  • Page 50: Other Printing Functions

    Printing On Stickers - Sticker Print You can print your favorite photos on Canon Photo Stickers. Prepare for printing. See “Prepare for printing.” on page 46 Select the print mode from the Menu. (1) Press [MEMORY CARD]. (2) Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Special photo print>...
  • Page 51: 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 Prepare for printing. (See page 46) Select the print menu. (1) Press [MEMORY CARD]. (2) Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Special photo print>...
  • Page 52: Reading From And Writing To A Memory Card

    Chapter 4 Reading From And Writing To A Memory Card 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]. When a memory card is already inserted, connecting the machine to a computer results in the memory card drive (removable hard disk) being displayed on the desktop.
  • Page 53 Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Read-only mode> or <Read/write mode>, then press [OK]. Read-only mode: Read/write mode: Note Important To change the write protection 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.
  • Page 54: Printing From Your Computer

    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.
  • Page 55 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) The [Print] dialog box opens.
  • Page 56 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 MP450 Series Printer] on the taskbar.
  • Page 57: 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.10.3.x. Press [ON/OFF] to turn ON the machine.
  • Page 58 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 Printing From Your Computer When you select the print mode appropriate to your document from...
  • Page 59 Print the document. (1) Click [Print]. Note Chapter 5 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.x, 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 60: Scanning Images

    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.
  • Page 61 Scanning With The Operation Panel Of The Machine You can start the scan operation with the Operation Panel of the machine. (See the Scan Guide) If you are using Windows XP The program selection screen is displayed the first time you press [Color] or [Black] on the machine.
  • Page 62 Press [Color] or [Black]. The document is scanned. The settings configured from MP Navigator apply when scanning. If with some types of original the position and size of the image is not Important scanned in correctly, please refer to “Selecting the Behavior of the Operation Panel with MP Navigator”...
  • Page 63: Printing Photographs Directly From A Digital Camera

    Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” allows you to print photos from Canon “Bubble Jet Direct”-compatible (“PictBridge”-incompatible) digital cameras or digital camcorders without a computer, by simply connecting the digital cameras or digital camcorder to this machine.
  • Page 64 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 page size or media type, operate the device to select the PictBridge print setup mode and confirm or change the settings.
  • Page 65 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).
  • Page 66 2 of the Settings screen specified in Memory card mode of the machine. (See If you use a Canon PictBridge-compliant device, you can select “VIVID”, “NR”, “VIVID+NR” or “FACE”. (Note that these options cannot be selected on some models.) Note About “Date/File No.
  • Page 67: 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 Cameras When you connect a digital camera, you can use the following media: Digital Camera Setting Card #1 Card #2 Card #3 Note Chapter 7 Media Type Photo Paper Pro 4"...
  • Page 68: Printing Photos From A Wireless Communication Device

    Chapter 8 Printing Photos From A Wireless Communication Device If you have a mobile phone with an infrared port for wireless data transmission, you can print photos through a cordless connection with the machine. You can also print photos received from Bluetooth- compatible mobile phones or PCs using the optional Bluetooth unit BU-20.
  • Page 69: Setting Items

    Setting Items (1) Select the page size for printing. (2) Select the media type for printing. (3) Corrects the contours and smoothes out the jaggedness that occurs when a small-sized photo is printed on large-sized paper. (4) Select the layout of the photo from: Sticker print: Stickers x16 Printing on paper other than sticker:...
  • Page 70: Performing Infrared Communication

    Performing Infrared Communication You can print photos in your mobile phone through infrared communication. When performing infrared communication, also refer to your mobile phone manual. Prepare to print. (1) Turn ON the machine and load the paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. See “Loading Paper”...
  • Page 71 (2) Select the photo to print and send the data to the machine using the infrared communication function of the mobile phone. The [ON/OFF] lamp on the machine flashes in green when received the data properly. Printing will start after receiving all data. Note Chapter 8 For the procedure to print from your mobile phone, refer to your mobile...
  • Page 72: Performing Bluetooth Communication

    Performing Bluetooth Communication The following describes how to print photo communicating Bluetooth mobile phones using the optional Bluetooth unit BU-20. For performing Bluetooth communication, refer to the Bluetooth User’s Guide. See also the manuals supplied with your Bluetooth compatible device. Prepare to print.
  • Page 73 Setting Items (1) Select the device name of this machine displayed on the screen of the mobile phone. (2) Selecting ON will enable a passkey to be set or changed. Setting a passkey will help prevent interference from other Bluetooth devices. (3) Selecting ON will disable search and printing from Bluetooth devices.
  • Page 74: Changing The Machine Settings

    Chapter 9 Changing The Machine Settings Changing The Machine Settings This section describes the procedure for changing the settings in the Device settings screen, using the steps to specify Extended copy amount as an example. Press [ON/OFF] to turn ON the machine. Display the Device settings screen.
  • Page 75: Print Settings

    Change the settings. (1) Use [ ] or [ ] to select the setting item, then press [OK]. Example: select <Small>. Depending on the functions you use, some setting items cannot be Note specified in combination. Print Settings Quiet mode Use this function if you want to reduce any operating noise, such as when printing at night.
  • Page 76: Bluetooth Settings

    Bluetooth Settings For details, see “Performing Bluetooth Communication” on page 70. Device name Specifies the name of this machine that is displayed on a Bluetooth compatible device. Access refusal When this is set to <ON>, the machine denies access from a Bluetooth compatible device. Security When this is set to <Enable>, the passkey can be specified.
  • Page 77: Language Selection

    Slide show setting Displays the photos clearly during the slide show. When <Image quality: Std> is selected, images are displayed at 5-second Note intervals. When <Image quality: High> is selected, images are displayed at different time intervals according to their resolutions. Language Selection Changes the language for LCD messages.
  • Page 78: Routine Maintenance

    Chapter 10 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.
  • Page 79 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 10 Handle FINE Cartridges carefully to avoid staining your clothes or the surrounding work area.
  • Page 80 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 Cartridges should be installed into the left holder (B) and Color FINE Cartridges should go into the right holder (C).
  • Page 81 See “Aligning The FINE Cartridge” on page 92. Important Chapter 10 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.
  • Page 82 Knowing When To Replace A FINE Cartridge It is important to identify the empty Cartridge using the LCD 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 85.
  • Page 83 When Low Ink is Detected Note The amount of remaining ink is displayed at 4 levels on the machine’s LCD and 2 levels on your computer. Before the dialog box indicating that the ink has run out is displayed, the message is displayed on the LCD if the machine detects that the ink is low when you try and start printing.
  • Page 84 [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 “!”...
  • Page 85 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 the [Media Type].
  • Page 86 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 87: When Printing Becomes Faint Or Color Is Incorrect

    When Printing Becomes Faint Or Color Is Incorrect If the printing becomes faint or the 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 88: 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. Performing Maintenance Press [ON/OFF] to turn ON the machine.
  • Page 89 Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern With the machine ON, load a sheet of A4- or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Print the Nozzle Check Pattern. (1) Display the Maintenance screen. (2) Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Nozzle check>, then press [OK]. The pattern print confirmation screen is displayed.
  • Page 90: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    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 machine. If the lines are broken (1), or white lines (2) are present in the pattern (A), replace the relevant ink tank.
  • Page 91 A white stripe exists on any of the printed patterns. (1) Select <Also B> and press [OK]. The cleaning confirmation screen is displayed. (2) Select <Yes> and press [OK] to start FINE Cartridge Cleaning. Chapter 10 Routine Maintenance...
  • Page 92: Fine Cartridge Cleaning

    FINE Cartridge Cleaning If missing lines or white stripes are found in the printed nozzle check pattern, proceed with a FINE Cartridge Cleaning to unclog the FINE Cartridge Nozzles. Cleaning the FINE Cartridge Nozzles consume inks, so perform FINE Cartridge Cleaning only when necessary. Ensure that the machine is turned ON and the Scanning Unit is closed.
  • Page 93: Fine Cartridge Deep Cleaning

    (3) If the problem persists, the machine may have run out of ink. See “Replacing A FINE Cartridge” on page 76. If FINE Cartridge Deep Cleaning does not improve the print quality even if Note you have replaced the Cartridge, contact a Canon service representative. Chapter 10 Routine Maintenance...
  • Page 94: Aligning The Fine Cartridge

    Aligning The FINE Cartridge If ruled lines are misaligned or a printout is unsatisfactory, FINE Cartridge Alignment is required. With the machine ON, load a sheet of A4- or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Move the Paper Thickness Lever to the left position. Print the pattern.
  • Page 95 Align the FINE Cartridge. (1) Beginning from column A on the printout, enter the checkmarks in the patterns that have the most solid image. Column A Good example (Most solid box) Bad example (Least solid box) (2) 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.
  • Page 96: Cleaning Your Machine

    Cleaning Your Machine This section describes the necessary cleaning procedures for your machine. Caution Cleaning The Platen Glass And Document Cover Wipe the Platen Glass (A), and the inner side of the Document Cover (white area) (B) with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth moistened with water. Then wipe with a clean, soft, dry, lint-free cloth making sure not to leave any residue, especially on the Platen Glass.
  • Page 97: Cleaning The Roller

    Repeat step 2 three times. The sheet of paper is automatically fed in and then out of the machine. Note Chapter 10 If there are no signs of improvement after performing three times, contact a Canon service representative. Routine Maintenance...
  • Page 98 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 99: Cleaning The Protrusions Inside The Machine

    Start Bottom Plate Cleaning. (1) Display the Maintenance screen. (2) Use [ ] or [ ] to select <Bottom plate cleaning>, then press [OK]. (3) When the confirmation message is displayed, select <Yes> and press [OK]. The paper is ejected. Inspect the discharged paper.
  • Page 100: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 11 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 101: An Error Message Is Displayed On The Lcd

    Canon recommends that you 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.
  • Page 102: Cannot See The Display Properly On The Lcd/cannot See The Display On The Lcd

    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 103 Cause Incorrect paper type. FINE Cartridge nozzles clogged or shifted. Print Quality is not set properly. Media not loaded printside up. The paper stack exceeds the capacity of the Auto Sheet Feeder. There is some foreign matter in the Auto Sheet Feeder. The Paper Output Tray is closed.
  • Page 104 Troubleshooting Action Restart your computer. It may solve the problem. Delete an undesired print job, if there is any. Use the [Canon IJ Status Monitor] in Windows or [Printer Setup Utility] (or [Print Center]) in Macintosh for the deletion. 1. Open the printer properties dialog box.
  • Page 105 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 106: Back Of Paper Is Smudged/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. Troubleshooting Action If the inside of the machine is dirty, the printed paper may be smudged. Follow the steps described below to clean the inside of the machine. 1.
  • Page 107 Cause Paper feed roller is dirty. Inappropriate paper type is used. Thick paper is used. Media is curled. Chapter 11 Action Follow the steps described below to clean the paper feed rollers. 1. Ensure that the machine is turned ON and there is no paper loaded in the machine.
  • Page 108 Ensure that paper is loaded correctly. Slide the paper guides against the paper stack. 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.
  • Page 109: Paper Jams

    If you cannot remove the paper or the paper tears inside the machine, or if the paper jam error persists after removing the paper, contact a Canon service representative. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 110: Cannot Print Properly From A Photo Index Sheet

    The paper is fed through 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 111: Cannot Print Properly From The Digital Camera

    PictBridge- or Bubble Jet Direct-compatible cameras. The error messages and operations may vary depending on the camera you are using. If you are using a non-Canon PictBridge-compatible camera and not sure how to clear the printer error from the camera, confirm the message displayed on the LCD of the machine and clear the error.
  • Page 112 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 soon as possible. Prepare a new FINE Cartridge.
  • Page 113: Cannot Print Properly Through Wireless Communication

    Cannot Print Properly Through Wireless Communication The following are some causes of problems that may occur when printing via infrared communication. For problems when printing via Bluetooth communication, refer to the Bluetooth User’s Guide. Cause The installation place, distance, and/ or angle is improper.
  • Page 114: Cannot Install The Mp Driver

    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. service representative. Make sure the CD-ROM is readable from Windows Explorer.
  • Page 115: Cannot Connect To Pc Properly

    Cause The computer has an old version of the software installed. (Canon MultiPASS is registered as a program in the [Start] menu.) Installation procedure not followed correctly. Cannot Connect To PC Properly Printing Speed Is Slow/USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Connection Does Not Work...
  • Page 116: Problems With Scanning

    Problems With Scanning Scanner Won't Work Cause Machine is not identified. ScanGear MP Won't Start Cause Scanner driver (ScanGear MP) is not installed. Machine may not be selected. The application program used does not support calling up ScanGear MP. An error message appears and the ScanGear MP window fails to appear.
  • Page 117 Scan Quality Is Poor (Poor Image Displayed On The Monitor) Cause Incorrect scan settings. Specification of the application program. Moiré appears. Inappropriate display settings. Dirty Platen Glass or Document Cover. The status of the original is poor. Parts Of Image Missing Or Surrounded By Extra White Areas Cause Scan area was specified larger than the original.
  • Page 118: 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 119 “There is not enough memory.” Message Is Displayed Cause There is not enough memory to continue scanning. Scanned Image Is Not Displayed Properly Cause Scanned image prints out enlarged (reduced). Scanned image enlarged (reduced) on the computer monitor. Scanned image won't open. Trouble scanning with MP Navigator Cause The original may not be scanned...
  • Page 120: An Error Message Appears On The Screen

    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 MP450) or MPUSBPRNnn (Canon MP450) (where n is a number) is indicated.
  • Page 121: 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 that you contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Action Disconnect the camera cable and reconnect the cable.
  • Page 122: For Windows Users

    Error No.: 2500 Is Displayed Cause FINE Cartridge Alignment has failed. See “Auto head align has failed.” on page 99 in “An Error Message is For Windows Users Cause The [Instructions] button is not displayed on the printer driver screen. The Scan Guide cannot be displayed.
  • Page 123: 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 124: Appendix

    * This is available in A4/Letter, 4" x 6" /101.6 x 152.4 mm, 4" x 8" /101.6 x 203.2 mm, and 5" x 7"/ 127.0 x 177.8 mm and Credit Card paper sizes. Canon recommends that you print within this area. ( Recommended printing area (dark blue): The area where it is possible to print.
  • Page 125 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 126 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 127: 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 MP450 Manual] and [Uninstall]. When the uninstall message appears, click [OK].
  • Page 128: 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 129: Specifications

    OFF: Approx. 0.7 W 443 (W) x 417 (D) x 185 (H) mm 17.44 (W) x 16.42 (D) x 7.28 (H) in Approx. 6.2 kg (13.67 lb) High Yield Canon FINE Cartridges Black: Canon FINE Cartridge PG-50 Color: Canon FINE Cartridge CL-51 Nozzles...
  • Page 130: Density Adjustment

    No. of copies Density adjustment Zoom Camera Direct Print (Canon Bubble Jet Direct) Compatible paper Layout print Effect DPOF functions Appendix Copy Specifications Black & white: <Fast> mode approx. 22 ppm (Letter size) Color: <Fast>...
  • Page 131 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 132 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...
  • Page 133: Users In The U.s.a

    Mercury Legislation Hg LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. TEL No. (516) 328-5600 Chapter 12 Appendix...
  • Page 134: 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 135 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 136 ** 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 12 Appendix...
  • Page 137: Users In Canada

    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 138: Index

    Printing From Your Computer 52 Printing With Macintosh 55 Printing With Windows 52 Printing Photographs From A Digital Camera 61 From A Canon Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Digital Camera 65 From A PictBridge-Compliant Device 61 Printing Photographs From A Memory Card 37...
  • Page 139 Recommended Paper 17 Routine Maintenance 76 Aligning The FINE Cartridge 92 FINE Cartridge Cleaning 90 FINE Cartridge Deep Cleaning 91 Replacing A FINE Cartridge 76 Safety Precautions 4 SCAN Button 12 Scanning Images 58 From An Application Software 60 Using The MP Navigator 58 Using The SCAN Button 59 Scanning Unit 11 Scanning Unit Support 11...
  • Page 140 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 141 © 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 142 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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