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  • Page 1 USER MANUAL Canon...
  • Page 3 Canon Computer Systems, Inc. has reviewed this manual thoroughly in order that it will be an easy to use guide to your Canon LR1 Color Bubble Jet Printer. All statements, technical information, and recommendations in this manual and in any guides or related...
  • Page 4: Using Your Documentation

    Using Your Documentation The following documentation is supplied with the Canon LR1 Color Bubble Jet™ Printer to help you efficiently use your new printer. Quick Start Guide Follow the instructions in Quick Start Guide to set up the printer and prepare it for use.
  • Page 5 Conventions This User’s Manual uses the following conventions to alert you to information that will help you operate the printer correctly and safely. Notes provide advice or suggestions regarding the use of the printer. Cautions alert you to operations that could cause damage to your hardware or software, or cause injury to yourself.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Control Panel .....................1-10 Turning the Power On and Off ...............1-11 Turning On the Power ................1-11 Turning the Power Off ................1-12 Getting Help From Canon ................1-13 Servicing the Printer .................1-14 2 Using BJ Cartridges ..................2-1 If Printing Is Unclear or Colors Are Missing ...........2-2 Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern ..............2-2...
  • Page 7 5 Troubleshooting ....................5-1 Power ........................5-1 Lights ........................5-1 Paper Trouble When Printing ................5-3 Paper Trouble After Printing ................5-5 Trouble When Printing ..................5-6 Appendix A—Specifications .................A-1 Glossary ........................G-1 Index ..........................I-1 FCC Regulations ....................FCC-1 Canadian Radio Interference Regulations ..........FCC-1...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    We appreciate your choosing this printer to meet your printing needs. The Canon LR1 printer offers excellent print quality and fast print speed using both color and black inks. We are certain you will be satisfied with this advanced Bubble Jet technology.
  • Page 9: Important Notes On Safety

    Important Notes on Safety Choosing a Place for Your Printer Do not place the printer near volatile liquids, such as alcohol or paint thinner. Volatile liquids coming in contact with the electrical components inside the printer may result in fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 10: Supplying Power To The Printer

    Supplying Power to the Printer To avoid electrical shock, make sure your hands are dry before plugging in the power cord. Make sure you insert the plug all the way into the power outlet. Loose connections can result in fire or electrical shock. Attempting to use a power cord or AC adapter other than those provided can result in fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 11 Continuing to use the printer under these conditions may cause fire or electrical shock. Contact the Canon Customer Care Center. When removing the power cord, make sure you pull on the plug, and not on the cord.
  • Page 12: Handling The Printer

    Canon Customer Care Center. Continuing to use the printer under these conditions can result in fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 13: Maintaining The Printer

    Maintaining the Printer When cleaning, use a damp cloth. Do not use volatile liquids such as alcohol, benzene, or paint thinner. Such substances can cause fire or electrical shock if they contact electrical components inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer, turn off the power and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  • Page 14: Supplies And Accessories

    Canon has an extensive dealer network equipped to offer you supplies as you need them. To find a dealer near you, call the Canon referral service at 1-800-848-4123. If supplies are not available from your local dealer, you can order directly from Canon by calling 1-800-671-1090.
  • Page 15 Ink Tanks BC-11e Color BJ Cartridge Number of items Type Product name in package Black ink BCI-11 Black Ink Tank BCI-18 Black Ink Tank (High capacity) Color ink BCI-11 Color Ink Tank BCI-18 Color Ink Tank (High capacity) BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge Number of items Type Product name...
  • Page 16: Names And Functions Of The Printer's Parts

    Names and Functions of the Printer’s Parts Front View BJ Cartridge Access Cover Open to install and replace BJ cartridges and ink tanks. Access Cover Release Button Press this button to open the BJ cartridge access cover. Paper Guide When setting paper, slide this guide to align it with the left edge of the paper. Manual Feed Slot Use this slot for loading single sheets of paper to be printed.
  • Page 17: Back View

    Back View Back Cover Open this cover when cleaning inside the printer or clearing paper jams. Parallel Connector Port Connects to a parallel printer cable. USB Connector Port Connects to a USB cable. Power Connector Connects to the AC adapter. Control Panel POWER Light Lights when the power is on.
  • Page 18: Turning The Power On And Off

    Turning the Power On and Off Turning On the Power Confirm that the connected Internet device is turned off. If the Internet device is turned on first, it may not detect the printer. Make sure you turn the printer on first. Make sure the printer is plugged in and press the button on the printer.
  • Page 19: Turning The Power Off

    Turning the Power Offitching the power OFF Press the printer’s button. POWER Once the light stops flashing, the printer is powered off. BUSY After turning off the printer, wait at least three seconds before turning it back on again. Do not unplug the power cord from the power outlet while the light BUSY is flashing.
  • Page 20: Getting Help From Canon

    Or for a charge of $2.50 per minute, to a maximum of $25.00 per call (1-900-246-1200) To find out about all Canon products and accessories, to download the latest drivers, and to explore all your technical support options including e-mail support, visit the Canon Computer Systems, Inc.
  • Page 21: Servicing The Printer

    If you feel your LR1 Color Bubble Jet Printer needs servicing, contact Canon on the World Wide Web (www.ccsi.canon.com) to locate the Canon Authorized Service Facility (ASF) nearest you. If you do not have access to the Web, you can call the Canon Customer Care Center.
  • Page 22: Using Bj Cartridges

    Using BJ Cartridges You can use the following BJ cartridges with the LR1: BC-11e Color BJ Cartridge BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge BC-12e Photo BJ Cartridge Use for color printing Ideal for high volume black and Ideal for printing high quality (provided) white printing (optional) color photos (optional)
  • Page 23: If Printing Is Unclear Or Colors Are Missing

    If Printing Is Unclear or Colors Are Missing If your printing is unclear or colors are missing, one of the following may be the reason: The BJ cartridge print head nozzles are clogged. An ink tank is empty. If printing becomes unclear or colors are missing, print the Nozzle Check Pattern to determine whether each nozzle in the print head is operating correctly.
  • Page 24 A normal Nozzle Check Pattern looks like this: For the BC-11e Color BJ Cartridge or the BC-12e Photo BJ Cartridge Cyan Black For the BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge If the print head nozzles are clogged, some horizontal lines will have a broken appearance. If this happens, clean the print head.
  • Page 25: Cleaning The Print Head

    Cleaning the Print Head The LR1 is equipped with two print head cleaning functions: normal print head cleaning and a more powerful deep print head cleaning. Only execute deep print head cleaning when the print quality does not improve after executing normal print head cleaning.
  • Page 26: Deep Print Head Cleaning

    Deep Print Head Cleaning Make sure the printer is turned on. The green light is on. POWER Press and hold the button until you hear two beeps, wait for RESUME/CLEAN one more beep, then release the button. It takes approximately 3 seconds for the third beep to sound after the first two beeps.
  • Page 27: Replacing Ink Tanks

    Replacing Ink Tanks If the lights come on, replace the corresponding ink tank. LOW INK Ink Type and Ink Replacement lights on the front of the printer prompt you to replace an ink tank when LOW INK the ink runs low. Confirm the type of ink tank currently installed, and then replace the ink tank.
  • Page 28 You can install any combination of BCI-11 and high-capacity BCI-18 ink tanks in a BC-11e Color BJ Cartridge. However, you cannot install both a BCI-11 Black and a BCI-18 Black Ink Tank in the cartridge. For safety reasons, always store ink tanks out of reach of children. If ink is accidentally ingested, consult a physician immediately.
  • Page 29: Replacing An Ink Tank

    Replacing an Ink Tank Make sure the LR1 is turned on. Do not turn off or unplug the printer while replacing an ink tank. Doing so may cause damage to the BJ cartridge. Press the access cover release button and open the BJ cartridge access cover. The BJ cartridge automatically moves to the center.
  • Page 30 Replacing an Ink Tank Make sure the LR1 is turned on. Do not turn off or unplug the printer while replacing an ink tank. Doing so may cause damage to the BJ cartridge. Press the access cover release button and open the BJ cartridge access cover. The BJ cartridge automatically moves to the center.
  • Page 31 Color ink tank — Raise the white tab by lifting it with your finger. BCI-18 Color (high capacity tank) BCI-11 Color For the BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge Raise the gray tab by lifting it with your finger. BCI-17 Black (high capacity tank) BCI-10 Black For the BC-12e Photo BJ Cartridge Raise the gray tab by lifting it with your finger.
  • Page 32 For the BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge BCI-17 Black BCI-10 Black Do not touch this part For the BC-12e Photo BJ Cartridge BCI-12 Photo Color BCI-12 Photo Black Install the new ink tank. Align the arrows ( ) and set the new ink tank so that it rests at an angle, then gently press down until the ink tank locks into place.
  • Page 33 Color ink tank BCI-18 Color BCI-11 Color For the BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge BCI-10 Black BCI-17 Black Using BJ Cartridges 2-12 Chapter 2...
  • Page 34 For the BC-12e Photo BJ Cartridge BCI-12 Photo Color BCI-12 Photo Black Press the ink light reset button. If you do not press the ink light reset button, the light function will LOW INK not work correctly. Press here when you Press here when you replace a black ink tank replace a color ink tank...
  • Page 35: Replacing The Bj Cartridge

    Close the BJ cartridge access cover. Print head cleaning starts and the light flashes. When the printer beeps and BUSY light goes out, you are ready to print. BUSY Replacing the BJ Cartridge You can use the following BJ cartridges with the LR1: BC-11e Color BJ Cartridge for normal color printing (provided) BC-10 Black BJ Cartridge for printing large volumes of black and white (optional) BC-12e Photo BJ Cartridge for printing photos in high quality color (optional)
  • Page 36 Remove the BJ cartridge. Release and raise the green tab with your finger. Lift here Place the BJ cartridge you just removed in the Ink Cartridge Storage Box. Align these arrows Securely twist the lid. Make sure the box is tightly closed. Using BJ Cartridges Chapter 2 2-15...
  • Page 37 Prepare the replacement BJ cartridge. If using a new BJ cartridge, open the packaging and remove the protective orange cap and orange tape. Orange tape Protective Do not replace the protective orange cap once it has been removed. You may damage the print head.
  • Page 38 Press the ink light reset buttons only after installing a new BJ cartridge. Press each button, one at a time. Do not press these buttons when installing a BJ cartridge that has been used before. The printer will not be able to detect when the ink runs out. Close the BJ cartridge access cover.
  • Page 39 Using BJ Cartridges 2-18 Chapter 2...
  • Page 40: Paper Handling

    Paper Handling This chapter describes the type of paper you can use with the Canon LR1, and how you load the paper. You can stack paper in the paper supply tray to load it automatically or you can manually feed one sheet at a time. You can use either plain paper or high resolution paper.
  • Page 41: Important Notes On Paper

    Important Notes on Paper Do not use any of the following types of paper. Not only will they reduce print quality, but paper jams may also result. Folded paper Curled paper Creased paper Wet paper Extremely thin paper (less than 17 lb or 64 g/m Extremely thick paper (more than 38 lb or 105 g/m Perforated paper (either continuous form or loose leaf) Paper Handling...
  • Page 42: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper The LR1 provides two methods of feeding paper: from the paper supply tray and from the manual feed slot. Load letter size paper in the paper supply tray. You can also load one sheet at a time in the manual feed slot. Set paper in the paper supply tray with the print side facing down.
  • Page 43 Set the paper guide and size guide. You will normally set up the paper supply tray for letter size paper. Settings are also available for A4 size paper. Paper guide Size guide Load the paper and make sure Paper guide the corners are under the clips.
  • Page 44: Loading Single Sheets In The Manual Feed Slot

    Press on the front of the printer, PUSH and pull out the paper output tray extension. Printed documents are stacked in the paper output tray. If possible, remove each sheet as it is printed to avoid getting ink on the back of the next sheet. If you do let printed sheets pile up in the paper output tray, do not allow more than 20 sheets to accumulate in the tray at any one time.
  • Page 45: Using High Resolution Paper

    Align the paper guide with the left edge of the paper. Paper guide Press on the front of the printer, PUSH and pull out the paper output tray extension. Using High Resolution Paper After printing High Resolution Paper, fine powder from the paper accumulates inside the printer and paper may not feed properly.
  • Page 46 Pull out the paper supply tray. Remove the peel-off tabs from the cut-outs on the cleaning sheet. Place the side with the exposed sticky cut-outs facing up, and insert the paper so the cut-outs enter the printer first. Push the paper supply tray back into the printer. Push the button.
  • Page 47: Clearing Paper Jams

    Clearing Paper Jams FRONT Manual feed slot BACK Paper output cover Paper supply tray Back cover If a paper jams occurs, check the following and gently pull the jammed paper out in the direction indicated by the arrows. If the light comes on: RESUME/CLEAN Paper is not loaded, or paper has not ejected completely.
  • Page 48: Maintaining The Printer

    Maintaining the Printer This section describes printer maintenance and cautions for transporting the printer. Printer Maintenance When maintaining the printer, always follow these precautions: When caring for your printer, turn the power off, and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. If you do not unplug the printer and you accidentally turn the power on, the parts inside the printer will start to move and you could be injured.
  • Page 49: Cleaning The Printer

    Cleaning the Printer Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Wipe any dirt from the outside of the printer (such as around the paper output tray) with a soft cloth that has been moistened with water, then firmly wrung out.
  • Page 50: Transporting The Printer

    Transporting the Printer When transporting the printer, pack it in its original box and affix all protective materials. Do not remove the power cord from the electrical outlet while the light POWER is on or flashing. Damage to the printer may result. Turn off the power to the Internet device and the printer.
  • Page 51 When using a shipping company to transport your printer, make sure you do the following: Secure the lid of the box with tape. Write “Precision Machinery — Handle With Care” in a prominent location on the outside of the box. When transporting the printer by automobile, be careful not to vibrate or bump the printer.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter describes remedies for various printer problems. Power Power does not go on Is the power cord properly Make sure the power cord is securely plugged into plugged into the printer the electrical outlet. Then make sure the power cord and the electrical outlet? is securely inserted into the AC adapter and that the AC adapter is plugged into the printer’s power...
  • Page 53 When the cartridge cools, the light stops flashing. — A serious error has occurred. Turn off the power, wait approximately 15 seconds, and then turn it back on. If the lights continue flashing, contact the Canon Customer Care Center (see page 1-13). Troubleshooting Chapter 5...
  • Page 54: Paper Trouble When Printing

    light comes on LOW INK Is it time to replace the Confirm the type of ink installed in your printer ink tanks? and check the ink tank (see page 2-6). Paper Trouble When Printing The paper is jammed Follow the steps in Clearing Paper Jams (see page 3-8) and remove the paper. The paper does not feed properly Paper does not feed / Paper feeds diagonally Is the paper too thick?
  • Page 55 When feeding from the Push the paper supply tray firmly into the printer as paper supply tray, is the far as it will go (see page 3-4). tray inserted properly? After printing on High Use the cleaning sheet that came with the High Resolution Paper, are Resolution Paper to clean the rollers (see page 3-6).
  • Page 56: Paper Trouble After Printing

    Paper Trouble After Printing The back side of the paper is soiled Is the paper output tray Clean the printer (see page 4-2). soiled? Is a second page printing If you print documents that require some time to dry, before the first one such as photos, the printer may eject the next page is dry? before the first page is dry.
  • Page 57: Trouble When Printing

    Trouble When Printing If the printer does not print or stops during printing The printer does not print at all Is the power on? Check whether the light is on. If not, press POWER button. POWER Is the printer properly Securely connect the power cord and the printer cable.
  • Page 58 If unreadable characters are printed only when correct? printing certain data, there may be a problem with the data or the application software. Re-create the data and print again. If the problem persists, call the Canon Customer Care Center (see page 1-13). Troubleshooting Chapter 5...
  • Page 59 Printing is unclear Is ink flowing properly The BJ cartridge may be out of certain ink colors, or from the BJ cartridge? the print head may be blocked. Print a Nozzle Check Pattern to check the condition of the print head (see page 2-2).
  • Page 60 White lines appear Is ink flowing properly The BJ cartridge’s print head may be blocked. Print a from the BJ cartridge? Nozzle Check Pattern to check the condition of the print head (see page 2-2). If the Nozzle Check Pattern does not print correctly, perform the print head cleaning procedure (see page 2-4).
  • Page 61: Colors Are Wrong

    BC-12e Photo BJ Cartridge. Are you using a refillable Refilling of ink tanks is not recommended. For ideal ink tank? printing, use Canon ink products. Troubleshooting 5-10 Chapter 5...
  • Page 62 Lines do not print straight Is the BJ cartridge Remove the BJ cartridge and reinstall it (see correctly installed? page 2-14). The cartridge does not move into the replacement position Is the power on? Confirm that the printer’s light is green. POWER If the power is not on, refer to “Power does not go on”...
  • Page 63 Troubleshooting 5-12 Chapter 5...
  • Page 64: Appendix A-Specifications

    Specifications Printing Method Bubble Jet Ink on demand Printing Resolution Maximum 720 (horizontal) 360 (vertical) dpi Printing Speed (measured by Canon’s standard pattern) Black printing Fast: 3.8 ppm Standard: 3.5 ppm Color printing Fast: 1.8 ppm Standard: 1.5 ppm Photo printing High resolution: 0.1 ppm...
  • Page 65 Paper Supply Tray Capacity Plain paper Maximum 50 sheets (20 lb or 75 g/m High Resolution Paper Maximum 40 sheets Maximum capacity Less than 0.2 in/5 mm (approximately) Paper Size Paper supply tray Letter, A4 Manual feed slot Letter, A4, B5, A5 Minimum 3.86"...
  • Page 66 To use this printer with a computer: Printer Driver You must download the printer driver from the CCSI website (http://www.ccsi.canon.com). For details on using the driver, see the driver and accompanying downloaded manual. Computer Computers that operate under Microsoft ® Windows ® 98, or Microsoft Windows 95 When connecting with a USB cable, USB port operation is limited to computers on which Microsoft Windows 98 was preinstalled by the computer manufacturer.
  • Page 67 Specifications Appendix A...
  • Page 68: Glossary

    Glossary Automatic feed Refers to one way in which paper can be fed into the printer when the paper supply tray is used. BJ cartridge The printing mechanism that contains the print head unit and ink tanks. Bubble Jet printing An ink jet type of printing that heats the ink to a boiling point in a nozzle to form a bubble.
  • Page 69 Parallel interface An interface that transmits multiple bits simultaneously (usually in one-byte segments). Your printer has a built-in, Centronics-type parallel interface with bi-directional capability. See also Interface. Platen Printer component that holds the paper in position during ink transfer. Print head The printing mechanism that contains print nozzles and ejects the ink for printing.
  • Page 70: Index

    Index Canon AC adapter: 1-3—4 Authorized Service Facility: 1-14 Access cover release button: 1-9, 2-8 help: 1-13 Accessories: 1-7—8 referral service: 1-7 Web site: 1-13—14, A-4 Cleaning print head: 2-4—5 printer: 4-2 Back cover: 1-10 Cleaning sheet, High Resolution Back view, printer: 1-10 Paper: 3-6—7...
  • Page 71 Guidelines: 2-1 Normal print head cleaning: 2-4 Nozzle Check Pattern, printing: 2-2—3 Handling BJ cartridge: 1-6 Operating paper: 3-1—8 environment: A-1 printer: 1-5 signal: A-1 High Resolution Paper: 1-9, 3-1, 3-6—7 system: A-3 cleaning sheet: 3-6—7 Paper: 1-7 Ink, bleeds: 5-9 curls: 5-5 Ink Cartridge Storage Box: 1-7—8, 2-14 does not feed properly: 5-3...
  • Page 72 Power: 1-3—4, 5-1 connector: 1-10 consumption: A-1 Safety notes: 1-2—6 cord: 1-3—4 SB-11 Ink Cartridge Storage Box: does not go on: 5-1 1-7—8, 2-14 source: A-1 Servicing, printer: 1-14 turn off: 1-12 Specifications: A-1—3 turn on: 1-11 Storage environment: A-1 button: 1-10—12 Supplies: 1-7—8 POWER...
  • Page 73: Fcc Regulations

    FCC Regulations Color Bubble Jet Printer, Model K10191 This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.