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Starter Guide
Please read this guide before operating this product.
After you finish reading this guide, store it in a safe place for future reference.
Overview of Machine Functions
Set Up the Machine to Suit Your Purposes
Set Up the Machine
Set Up Computers and Software
Appendix

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  • Page 1 Starter Guide Please read this guide before operating this product. After you finish reading this guide, store it in a safe place for future reference. Overview of Machine Functions Set Up the Machine to Suit Your Purposes Set Up the Machine Set Up Computers and Software Appendix...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Overview of Machine Functions ... 1 Manuals for the Machine... 1 1 Set Up the Machine to Suit Your Purposes ... 2 2 Set Up the Machine ... 3 Items Included with the Machine ... 3 Optional Items ... 3 Install Toner Cartridges ...
  • Page 3: Overview Of Machine Functions

    Overview of Machine Functions This manual describes how to set the required settings to set up the machine and install the software. After you set up the machine, you can use the functions described in the illustration shown bellow. For the details of each function, refer to the Basic Operation Guide and e-Manual. Manuals for the Machine Starter Guide (This Document): Machine setup and software installation.
  • Page 4: Set Up The Machine To Suit Your Purposes

    Set Up the Machine to Suit Your Purposes Determine which machine functions (Copy, Fax, Direct Print, Scan to Media, PC Print, PC Fax, Scan, E-Mail, I-Fax, Remote UI, Scan to File Server) you intend to use, and make the settings according to the flowchart below. For example, if you intend to use the copy function, you need to make the “Required Settings. ”...
  • Page 5: Set Up The Machine

    Set Up the Machine Items Included with the Machine Machine ● Telephone Cable ● Optional Items Cassette Paper Drawer Cassette Feeding Unit-AC1 Cassette Feeding Unit-AC1 ● ● Setup Instruction Toner Cartridge×4 (black, yellow, cyan, ● magenta) (Stored in the machine) Customize Labels ● Power Cord ●...
  • Page 6: Install Toner Cartridges

    2 Set Up the Machine Install Toner Cartridges This section describes the installation procedure for the toner cartridges. If you have already removed all shipping tape and packing materials from the machine as described in the “Unpacking the Machine” instruction sheet, go to “Connect the LAN Cable,”...
  • Page 7 – When installing or removing the toner cartridges, be sure to place the papers on the transfer belt of the delivery feeder unit to protect the belt. – Do not touch or place objects on the transfer belt (A) of the delivery feeder unit.
  • Page 8 2 Set Up the Machine Place the toner cartridge on a flat surface, fold back the tab of the sealing tape (A) located at left side of the toner cartridge. Remove the sealing tape (approx. 18 7/8 inch long) gently by hooking your finger into the tab and pulling it out straight in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 9 After removing all the packing materials from each toner cartridge and installing the cartridges, remove the papers on the transfer belt of the delivery feeder unit. When removing the paper, be careful not to touch or damage the transfer belt of the delivery feeder unit. Close the front cover.
  • Page 10: Connect The Lan Cable

    2 Set Up the Machine Connect the LAN Cable Connect a LAN cable that is compatible with the LAN connector of this machine. Compatible LAN Cables A category 5 of greater twisted pair LAN cable is compatible with the machine. Connect one end to the 10Base-T/100Base-TX port on the right side of the machine and the other end to a network router or a hub.
  • Page 11: Connect Power Cord And Turn On The Machine

    Connect Power Cord and Turn on the Machine Connect the power cord to the rear socket on the back side of the machine and to the wall outlet, and press the [I] side of the main power switch (A) to ON. –...
  • Page 12: Start "setup Guide

    2 Set Up the Machine Start “Setup Guide” The “Setup Guide” assists you in setting up the machine before using it. – When you turn on the machine for first time, the “Setup Guide” automatically starts on the display. – Once the “Setup Guide”...
  • Page 13 Check that all the packing materials are removed from the main unit and the cartridges. If not, refer to the instruction sheet “Unpacking the Machine” and remove them all. Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display, then press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide.
  • Page 14: Load Paper

    2 Set Up the Machine Load Paper This section describes the procedures for making paper and paper size settings in the “Setup Guide. ” Animated screens are included with each step described in the “Setup Guide. ” Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display, then press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide.
  • Page 15 Press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide. ” Fan the paper stack and even the edges. Load the paper stack of the appropriate size with the print side facing up. Align the rear edge of the paper stack with the rear paper guide.
  • Page 16 2 Set Up the Machine Use [ ▼ ], [ ▲ ] or (Scroll Wheel) to select the paper size you loaded, then press [OK]. If you use inch size paper, press the left Any key to select <A/B Sizes> and the paper size you want to use. Use [ ▼...
  • Page 17: Optional Paper Drawer

    Optional Paper Drawer When the Optional Paper Drawer is installed in the machine, the procedure for setting up the Optional Paper Drawer displays on the “Setup Guide. ” Pull out the optional paper drawer until it stops. Hold the optional paper drawer with both hands and remove it from the machine.
  • Page 18 2 Set Up the Machine Press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide. ” Fan the paper stack and even the edges. Load the paper stack of the appropriate size with the print side facing up. Align the rear edge of paper stack with the rear paper guide.
  • Page 19 Use [ ▼ ], [ ▲ ] or (Scroll Wheel) to select the paper size you loaded, then press [OK]. If you use inch size paper, press the left Any key to select <A/B Sizes> and the paper size you want to use. Use [ ▼...
  • Page 20: Set Date And Time

    2 Set Up the Machine Set Date and Time Before using the machine, you MUST set the current date and time. The date and time set are used as a standard for timer settings functions. Information About the Keys ● Press –...
  • Page 21 Make sure the screen on the left is shown on the display. Go to “Make Fax Settings,” p. 20. – By default, <Daylight Saving Time Set.> in the <Timer Settings> menu is set to <Off>. – If you want to set <Daylight Saving Time Set.> to <On>, see “Change the Settings, ”...
  • Page 22: Make Fax Settings

    2 Set Up the Machine Make Fax Settings This section describes the fax settings in the “Setup Guide. ” Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display. Use [ ▼ ], [ ▲ ] or select <Make Fax Settings Now> or <Make Fax Settings Later>.
  • Page 23: Register User Telephone Number And Unit Name

    Register User Telephone Number and Unit Name This section describes the procedure for registering the user telephone number and unit name. Refer to the “Information About the Keys” below. Information About the Keys Use the keys shown below to enter information in the machine. You can enter the following characters in each input mode: For screens that require alphanumeric entries.
  • Page 24 2 Set Up the Machine Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display, then press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide. ” – (numeric keys) to enter your fax number (up to 20 digits). To confirm your entry, press the right Any key to select <Register>...
  • Page 25: About Sender Information

    Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display. In the next setting, you will set the receive mode. About Sender Information Before sending documents, you MUST register your fax number, unit name, and the current date and time in the machine. The sender information you register in the machine appears in the header of each page received by the recipient.
  • Page 26: Select The Receive Mode That Suits Your Needs

    2 Set Up the Machine Select the Receive Mode that Suits Your Needs About the Receive Modes <Auto RX> Receives faxes automatically. When you use only the fax function, select this mode without connecting an external telephone. When Receiving FAX ● The machine receives faxes automatically. When Receiving VOICE CALL ●...
  • Page 27 The receive mode determines how the machine responds to incoming faxes and voice calls. Select the mode that most suits your needs from the chart below. For more information about the receive modes, see “About the Receive Modes, ” on p. 24. To the Next Page Make sure the screen on the left side is displayed on the display, then press [OK] to...
  • Page 28 2 Set Up the Machine – The remote reception function is useful when the receive mode is set to <Manual RX> and your machine is connected to an external telephone. You can receive faxes by picking up the external telephone and pressing a two-digit remote reception ID (the default setting is 25).
  • Page 29: Connect Telephone Cables

    Connect Telephone Cables Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display, then press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide. ” When <Auto RX> mode Check the socket on the right side of the main unit, then press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide. ” Connect the supplied telephone cable to the telephone line jack (A) on the right side of the machine and the wall jack.
  • Page 30: If You Need To Use Pulse Dialing

    2 Set Up the Machine Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display. If You Need to Use Pulse Dialing By default, the telephone line type on the machine is set to tone dialing. If you use tone dialing, skip the following procedure. If you use pulse dialing, follow the procedure below after you finish the “Setup Guide, ” and change the telephone line type setting on the machine to pulse dialing.
  • Page 31: Adjust Color With "auto Gradation Correction

    Adjust Color with “Auto Gradation Correction” When using the machine for the first time, it is necessary to adjust the gradation in order to obtain the optimum copy or print results. There are two types of gradation adjustments that can be made: Full Correction and Quick Correction. Full Correction ●...
  • Page 32 2 Set Up the Machine Use [ ▼ ], [ ▲ ] or (Scroll Wheel) to select<Perform Full Correction> or <Do Not Perform Full Corr.>, then press [OK]. – It is recommended that you select <Perform Full Correction>. – It takes approximately 300 seconds to perform the full correction.
  • Page 33 Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display, then press [OK] to print the second test page. Place the second test print on the platen glass. Place the test print face down on the platen glass, with the black bands along the top left edge of the platen glass.
  • Page 34: Set Up Network Connection

    2 Set Up the Machine Set Up Network Connection To use the machine by connecting to the network, you must set up the IP address. An IP (Internet Protocol) address is an identification number assigned to each individual computer connected to the Internet.
  • Page 35 – The “Setup Guide” only supports IPv4. – By default, the IP address is automatically assigned to the machine by the DHCP server. Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display. Use [ ▼ ], [ ▲ ] or select <Set or Check Now>...
  • Page 36 2 Set Up the Machine Make sure the following screen is displayed on the display, then press [OK] to proceed to the “Setup Guide. ” If the machine does not get the IP address, subnet mask and gateway address, each of the screen displays “000.000.000.000.
  • Page 37: Set Ip Address Manually

    Set IP Address Manually This is the setting for the static IP address. If you need to enter the IP address manually or if the machine obtain the IP address automatically but need to configure the setting manually, follow the procedure below. Configure the setting for the IP address manually in the User Mode after finishing the “Setup Guide. ” In this setting, enter the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address manually.
  • Page 38: Change The Settings

    2 Set Up the Machine Change the Settings When you change the settings on the machine after finishing the “Setup Guide, ” refer to the following items. Paper Size/Type: ● (Main Menu) → <Additional Func.> → <Paper Settings> → Select the drawer → Select the paper size → Select the paper type →...
  • Page 39 Network (Manual): ● (See “Set IP Address Manually, ” on p. 35.) Restart the “Setup Guide”: ● <Additional Func.> → <System Management Set.> → <Start Setup Guide> → <Yes>. (See “Introduction of the Machine, ” in the e-Manual.) The machine may enter or the Standby mode (default setting is 2 minutes) or the Sleep mode (default setting is 15 minutes) while you are performing setup.
  • Page 40: Set Up Computers And Software

    Set Up Computers and Software Types of Connection between Computers and the Machine There are two ways to connect the machine and computers: USB connection and network connection. Network Connection (For details about the set up, see p. 41.) The following functions are available with Network Connection: PC Print, Remote UI, PC Fax, Scan, E-Mail/I-Fax, Scan to File Server.
  • Page 41: About User Software Cd-rom

    FAX Driver The FAX Driver is conceptually akin to a printer driver. A user selects [Print] from any Windows application software, selects the Canon fax driver as the printer, and specifies its destination(s) and options. The FAX Driver then converts this into an image that conforms to standard fax protocols, to be printed or stored on the recipient fax machine(s).
  • Page 42: Bundled Programs

    UFR II driver installation, updating shared printer information, uninstallation, configuration, and printing. Canon Products Supported by UFR II Driver The Canon Products Supported by UFR II Driver describes compatible Canon products that are compatible with the UFR II driver. Fax Driver Installation Guide...
  • Page 43: Network Connection

    Network Connection • The following procedures are explained using sample screens from Windows XP Professional. • For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008, log on as an Administrator to install the software. • Click on the circled button on each screen to proceed to the next step. •...
  • Page 44 If you are using a shared printer in the Print Server (Point and Print) environment, it is necessary to install the Canon Driver Information Assist Service in the server PC to set up the printer configuration automatically or use the Job Accounting feature.
  • Page 45 If you are using a shared printer in the Print Server (Point and Print) environment, it is necessary to install the Canon Driver Information Assist Service in the server PC to set up the printer configuration automatically or use the Job Accounting feature.
  • Page 46 3 Set Up Computers and Software If you are using Color imageCLASS MF8450c, select Canon MF8400 (FAX) from [Fax List]. The Color Network ScanGear installation screen appears. Follow the on-screen instructions. Remove the UFR II/FAX User Software CD-ROM. – If you are using Color imageCLASS MF9150c or MF8450c, installation is complete.
  • Page 47 – If you are using an operating system equipped with Windows Firewall, the following message box may appear. If you want to use Canon Driver Information Assist Service, click [Yes]. If you select [No], you cannot use Canon Driver Information Assist Service.
  • Page 48 3 Set Up Computers and Software Remove the PCL User Software CD- ROM. Installation is complete.
  • Page 49: Check Installation

    Check Installation Verify that the driver has been installed successfully and that the machine has been set as the default printer. If the name of your machine is selected on the [Printer] screen from an application, it is set as the default printer. Open the [Printers and Faxes] folder (for Windows 2000: The [Printers] dialog box).
  • Page 50: Usb Connection

    3 Set Up Computers and Software USB Connection • The following procedures are explained using sample screens from Windows XP Professional. • Do not connect the USB cable before installing the software. If you connect the USB cable before installing the software and the Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears, click [Cancel].
  • Page 51 If the dialog box shown above appears, press [Retry] to continue the installation. 3 Set Up Computers and Software Remove the attachment (A) that covers the USB port on the back of the machine. Remove the attachment (A) by pulling the strap.
  • Page 52 If you are using a shared printer in the Print Server (Point and Print) environment, it is necessary to install the Canon Driver Information Assist Service in the server PC to set up the printer configuration automatically or use the Job Accounting feature.
  • Page 53 The Color Network ScanGear installation screen appears. Follow the on-screen instructions. 3 Set Up Computers and Software Remove the UFRII LT/FAX User Software CD-ROM. – If you are using Color imageCLASS MF9150c or MF8450c, installation is complete. – If you want to install PCL Driver (Color imageCLASS MF9170c Only), go to the next step (step 29).
  • Page 54 If you are using a shared printer in the Print Server (Point and Print) environment, it is necessary to install the Canon Driver Information Assist Service in the server PC to set up the printer configuration automatically or use the Job Accounting feature.
  • Page 55 Select the USB port you want to use from the [Port] drop-down list. If you want to add a port, click [Add Port] and then select the printer port that you want to add. 3 Set Up Computers and Software Remove the PCL User Software CD- ROM.
  • Page 56: Check Installation

    3 Set Up Computers and Software Check Installation Verify that the driver has been installed successfully and that the machine has been set as the default printer. If the name of your machine is selected on the [Printer] screen from an application, it is set as the default printer. Open the [Printers and Faxes] folder (for Windows 2000: The [Printers] dialog box).
  • Page 57: Appendix

    Appendix User Manual CD-ROM (e-Manual) The User Manual CD-ROM (e-Manual) is a software that enables you to select and view the HTML Manuals included on the CD-ROM via your computer screen. The e-Manual describes all of the functions and troubleshooting for the machine. Follow the instructions below to use the User Manual CD-ROM (e-Manual). System Requirements The User Manual CD-ROM (e-Manual) can be used in the following system environments.
  • Page 58 Click to print all categories or a single category. H Appendix Categories Select an appendix category to display the topic pages not related to functions, such as the maintenance and troubleshooting topics. I [Office Locations] Click to display Canon contact details in a separate window.
  • Page 59 Copyright Copyright © 2008 by Canon Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Canon Inc.
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