BUBBLE JET PRINTER Quick Start Guide Table of Contents Preface Shipping Materials Introduction Setting Up Preparing the Printer Installing the Print Head Connecting the Printer to the Computer Loading Paper Installing the Printer Driver Aligning the Print Head Basic Operations Printing with Windows Printing with Macintosh Print Head Maintenance...
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Preface Shipping Materials Thank you for purchasing a Canon Bubble Jet Printer. Check that all the following items are in the box. If anything is missing or is damaged, contact your Canon Authorized Dealer or Sales Representative. Printer Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM...
Setting Up 1 Preparing the Printer 1 1 1 1 Place the printer on a flat surface. 2 2 2 2 Remove the tape from the printer as shown. The tape position is subject to change. Pull out the output tray and remove the tape as shown (for i350 only).
2 Installing the Print Head Installing the Print Head lock lever print head 1 1 1 1 Raise the lock lever. Do not touch internal parts other than the lock lever. 2 2 2 2 Remove the protective cap from the print head.
Installing the Ink Tanks • For safety reasons, store ink tanks out of the reach of small children. • Do not drop or shake ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands. protective cap 1 1 1 1 Take out the black ink tank.
If an ink tank is installed improperly, the warning message appears when you try to print. Follow the above instructions in Steps 3 to 6 to reinstall ink tanks.
3 Connecting the Printer to the Computer Use a USB cable. Recommended: Canon or other computer manufacturer cable, up to 5 meters in length. • Never attempt to plug the power cord into the power outlet or unplug the power cord when your hands are wet.
4 Loading Paper Loading Plain Paper Print side 1 1 1 1 Pull out the paper rest and the output tray (for i350 only) as shown. Be careful not to jam your finger in the circular holes of the paper rest (for i350 only). 2 2 2 2 To avoid paper jams, fan the stack to remove static cling, then align the edges...
5 Installing the Printer Driver Installing the Printer Driver – Windows • Do not disconnect the cable or remove the CD-ROM during the installation. The driver cannot be correctly installed. • The screens below refer to Windows XP installation. Screen may differ depending on the operating system you are using.
3 3 3 3 Place the Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. • If the CD-ROM does not run automatically, click • If the language selection screen appears, select a 4 4 4 4 Follow the instructions displayed on screen.
• To view the User’s Guide, refer to “How to View the User’s Guide” on page 22. • If a message prompting you to restart the computer appears, click Yes. • For further information of applications, refer to “Applications Included in the CD-ROM Package” on page 23.
7 7 7 7 Click Install. Wait for the installation to finish. If the above message appears, check that there are no unsaved documents, then click the Continue button. If a document needs to be saved, click Cancel then save the document. After saving the document, begin again from step 4.
4 4 4 4 Double-click i350 190.pkg or i250 190.pkg. 5 5 5 5 Enter an administrator name and a password, then click OK. 6 6 6 6 Click Continue. 7 7 7 7 Read the License Agreement and click Continue, then click Agree.
6 Aligning the Print Head This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time. Aligning the print head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration. Aligning the Print Head – Windows 1 1 1 1 Click Start and select Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, and...
6 6 6 6 Check that paper is loaded in the printer and click OK. If a message warning you not to perform other operations appears, click OK. It takes about 60 seconds to start printing. 7 7 7 7 After the pattern is printed, click Yes.
Aligning the Print Head – Macintosh For Mac OS X users, refer to the Printer Driver Guide for Mac OS X for instructions on how to align the print head. 1 1 1 1 Select Page Setup in the File Menu. 2 2 2 2 Click Utilities.
6 6 6 6 In the same way, one by one, select the most even patterns printed with the least irregularities from each of Columns B to F, enter their numbers and click Send. If it is difficult to pick the best pattern on Column F, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white stripes.
• If you detect smoke, unusual smells or strange noises around the printer, immediately switch the printer off and always unplug the printer. Contact your local Canon service representative. • To avoid injury, never put your hand or fingers inside the printer while it is printing.
(This may not appear when using Windows XP or Windows 2000. If this happens, click Start then select All Programs (or Programs) - Canon i350 or Canon i250 - Guide). Click this to change the cursor shape to ?. By clicking on the item’s...
Printing with Macintosh Adjusting the print settings according to your needs allows you to produce better quality prints. Printing 1 1 1 1 Open the Page Setup dialog box in your application. On the File menu, click Page Setup. Check the application’s users manual for the actual procedures.
Page Setup Use the Page Setup dialog box to specify the paper size settings. Basic Print Settings For the best print quality, specify the minimum requirement settings in the Print dialog box. To get the best results, ensure you select the type of media loaded in the printer when printing on paper other than plain paper.
Print Head Maintenance If Blurring Occurs or If a Specific Color Does Not Print Perform print head cleaning to improve the print quality. Ensure that the printer is turned on and follow the instructions below. • Windows Open the printer driver settings screen and click the Maintenance tab. Click Cleaning. See page 13 for details on how to open the setting screen.
Appendix Notes on Handling the USB Interface (for Windows Users) If installation of the printer driver does not proceed as instructed in this Quick Start Guide, there may be a problem with the USB driver installation. Try reinstalling the printer driver. Reinstalling For Further Details...
Applications Included in the CD-ROM Package Easy-PhotoPrint (Windows/Macintosh) You can make a Borderless Printing (i350 only) easily and quickly, just by selecting a photograph taken with a digital camera and the paper type on which to print. You can also use simple editing features such as trimming and image rotation.
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