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Table of Contents
How to Use This Manual
Printing This Manual
MC-4700-V1.00
Basic Guide
Advanced Guide
Troubleshooting
Describes the summary of
Describes the detailed
this product.
function of this product.

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  • Page 1 How to Use This Manual Printing This Manual MC-4700-V1.00 Basic Guide Advanced Guide Troubleshooting Describes the summary of Describes the detailed this product. function of this product.
  • Page 2 How to Use This Manual Printing This Manual MP-4500-V1.00 Advanced Guide Contents Overview of the Machine Loading Paper / Originals Main Components Loading Paper LED Display and Basic Operations Loading Originals Copying Routine Maintenance Copying Documents When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect Copying Photos Replacing a FINE Cartridge...
  • Page 3: Overview Of The Machine

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting Contents > Overview of the Machine Overview of the Machine This section shows the component names of the machine and describes the basic operations you need to know before using it. Main Components Front View Rear View Inside View Operation Panel LED Display and Basic Operations...
  • Page 4: Main Components

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > > Main Components Contents Overview of the Machine C001 Main Components Front View Rear View Inside View Operation Panel Front View Document Cover Open to load an original on the Platen Glass. Paper Support Raise and tip back to load paper in the Rear Tray. Rear Tray Load various sizes or types of paper which you can use on the machine.
  • Page 5: Rear View

    Platen Glass Load an original to copy or scan. Operation Panel Use to change the settings of the machine or to operate it. Operation Panel Note The LED and lamps on the Operation Panel other than the POWER lamp will go out if the machine is not operated for about 5 minutes.
  • Page 6: Operation Panel

    (11) Ink Cartridge Locking Covers Lock the FINE Cartridges into place. (12) FINE Cartridge Holder Install the FINE Cartridges. The Color FINE Cartridge should be installed into the left slot ( ) and the Black FINE Cartridge should be installed into the right slot ( (13) FINE Cartridges (Ink Cartridges) A replaceable cartridge that is integrated with Print Head and ink tank.
  • Page 7 ON button / POWER lamp Turns the power on or off. Before turning on the power, make sure that the Document Cover is closed. Important Disconnecting the power plug When disconnecting the power plug after turning off the power, be sure to confirm that POWER lamp is not lit.
  • Page 8 Black button * Starts black & white copying. You can also press this button to finalize your selection for the setting item. (10) Fit to Page button / Fit to Page lamp lamp Enables the Fit-to-Page copy function. When the Fit-to-Page copy function is enabled, the Fit to Page lights up and you can copy the original automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the selected page size.
  • Page 9: Number Of Copies

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > > LED Display and Basic Operations Contents Overview of the Machine C002 LED Display and Basic Operations You can use the machine to make copies or perform maintenance operations without a computer. This section describes the LED display and basic operations on the Operation Panel. The number 1 appears on the LED normally when turning on the power.
  • Page 10: Error Codes

    code appears on the LED, and then press the Black or Color button. Maintenance Operation Code Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Prints the nozzle check pattern. Cleans the Print Head. Cleaning the Print Head Cleans the Print Head deeply. Cleaning the Print Head Deeply Prints the print head alignment Aligning the Print Head sheet.
  • Page 11 Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Copying Contents Copying You can make enlarged or reduced copies of the original to fit the page size, and borderless copies of a printed photo, besides standard copies. Copying Documents Switching the Page Size between A4 and 8.5" x 11" (Letter) Copying Photos Fit-to-Page Copying Page top...
  • Page 12: Copying Documents

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Copying > Copying Documents Contents C021 Copying Documents This section describes the procedure to copy a document of A4 or Letter size on plain paper. For the operation, see the notes and operation procedure described in the reference page. You need to prepare: Originals to copy.
  • Page 13 Load an original on the Platen Glass. Loading Originals Load the original WITH THE SIDE TO COPY FACING DOWN and align it with the alignment mark shown below. Then close the Document Cover gently. Note For details on the types and conditions of the original which can be copied, and how to Loading Originals load the original, see Characters and lines written with a light colored pen or highlight pen may not be copied...
  • Page 14 Each time you press the [ + ] button, the number on the LED increases by one. When appears, the number of copies is set to "20". Press the [ + ] button again to return to "1". To make 10 to 19 copies Display F on the LED.
  • Page 15 You can switch the size of paper loaded in the Rear Tray between A4 and 8.5" x 11" (Letter). This setting is useful if you usually load Letter-sized paper in the Rear Tray regardless of the page size indication "A4" on the Operation Panel, or vice versa. (Maintenance) button repeatedly until d appears.
  • Page 16: Copying Photos

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Copying > Copying Photos Contents C023 Copying Photos This section describes the procedure to copy a printed photo on 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm photo paper. You need to prepare: Printed photos. Photo paper for printing. See Media Types You Can Use Prepare for copying a photo.
  • Page 17 When the Fit-to-Page copy function is enabled, you can copy the original in the size automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the selected page size. In this case, the original is copied with borders on the plain paper and without borders on the photo paper. Cancel the Fit-to-Page copy function to copy the original in the same size.
  • Page 18 Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Copying > Fit-to-Page Copying Contents C024 Fit-to-Page Copying The Fit-to-Page copy function enables you to copy the original automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the selected page size. Prepare for copying. Copying Documents. See step 1 in ] button repeatedly to specify the number of copies.
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  • Page 20 Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Scanning Contents Scanning You can save scanned data on your computer, and edit or process them with the supplied software application. Saving Scanned Data on the Computer Preparing for Scanning with the Operation Panel Saving Scanned Data on the Computer Page top...
  • Page 21 For operations to scan originals from the computer, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide Important Please note that Canon shall not be liable for any damage or loss of the data for any reason whatsoever, even within the warranty period of the machine. Preparing for Scanning with the Operation Panel Before scanning originals, check the following.
  • Page 22 original. Advanced Guide In this case, refer to the on-screen manual: to change the settings in Document Type and Document Size of MP Navigator EX to match the original and scan it. When the program selection screen appears: The program selection screen may appear after performing step 2. If the program selection screen appears, select MP Navigator EX Ver4.0 and click OK.
  • Page 23: Printing From Your Computer

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Printing from Your Computer Contents Printing from Your Computer This section describes the procedure to print documents or photos with a computer. You can easily print photos taken with your digital camera by using Easy-PhotoPrint EX supplied with the machine.
  • Page 24 Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Printing from Your Computer > Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX) Contents C051 Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX) Print image data saved on your computer by using Easy-PhotoPrint EX supplied with the machine. This section describes the procedure to print borderless photos on 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm photo paper. For details on Easy-PhotoPrint EX, refer to the on-screen manual: Advanced Guide Note...
  • Page 25 Select a photo to print. Select the folder in which images are saved. Click the image to print. The number of copies appears as "1", and the image you selected appears in the selected image area (A). You can select two or more images at the same time. Note (Up arrow) to change the number of copies.
  • Page 26 Printing on the printer status monitor. To display the printer status monitor, click the printer icon on the taskbar. In Windows Vista or Windows XP, click Canon XXX Printer (where " XXX " is your machine's name) on the taskbar. Page top...
  • Page 27: Using Various Functions Of Easy-photoprint Ex

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Printing from Your Computer > Printing Photos (Easy-PhotoPrint EX) Contents > Using Various Functions of Easy- PhotoPrint EX C052 Using Various Functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX This section introduces a few of the useful functions of Easy-PhotoPrint EX. Advanced Guide For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Creating Your Own Prints...
  • Page 28: Printing Documents

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Printing from Your Computer > Printing Documents Contents C053 Printing Documents This section describes the procedure to print a document of A4 size on plain paper. Advanced Guide For details, refer to the on-screen manual: Note Operations may vary depending on your software application.
  • Page 29: Start Printing

    Commonly Used Settings, the items in Additional Features will be selected automatically. The settings suitable for the print object such as media type or print quality will also appear. Make sure of the displayed settings. Here we make sure that Plain Paper in Media Type, Standard in Print Quality, and A4 in Printer Paper Size are selected.
  • Page 30 To display the printer status monitor, click the printer icon on the taskbar. In Windows Vista operating system (hereafter referred to as "Windows Vista") or Windows XP, click Canon XXX Printer (where " XXX " is your machine's name) on the taskbar.
  • Page 31 Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Printing from Your Computer > Printing Web Pages (Easy-WebPrint EX) Contents C054 Printing Web Pages (Easy-WebPrint EX) Easy-WebPrint EX provides quick and easy printing of web pages for Internet Explorer. You can print web pages automatically resized to fit the paper width without cutting off the sides of pages, or preview and select the desired web pages to print.
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  • Page 33 Print photos taken with a digital camera. Use Scanner Scan photos or documents. Canon Web Service Download content or materials from the website for printing. Help & Settings View the Solution Menu EX online help or the on-screen manual of the machine. Set up Solution Menu...
  • Page 34 Unless the default setting has been changed, Solution Menu EX starts automatically when you start up the computer. To start Solution Menu EX from the Start menu, select All Programs, Canon Utilities, Solution Menu EX, then Solution Menu EX. If Solution Menu EX Main Screen does not appear after starting Solution Menu EX, right-click (Accessory Icon) and select Show Main Screen.
  • Page 35 Easy-WebPrint EX When Easy-WebPrint EX is installed, it adds a toolbar to your Internet Explorer screen. The toolbar is available whenever Internet Explorer is running. Note Installing Easy-WebPrint EX If Easy-WebPrint EX is not installed, the guidance for installation of Easy-WebPrint EX may appear in the notification area of the taskbar.
  • Page 36 Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Loading Paper / Originals Contents Loading Paper / Originals This section describes types of paper or originals you can load, how to load printing paper in the Rear Tray, and how to load originals to copy or scan. Loading Paper Loading Plain Paper / Photo Paper Loading Envelopes...
  • Page 37: Loading Paper

    / 13 x 18 cm, or 2.16" x 3.58" / 55.0 x 91.0 mm (Card size) to perform trial print, it can cause paper jams. Note We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos. For details on the Canon genuine paper, see Media Types You Can Use You can use general copy paper.
  • Page 38 Slide the Paper Guides (A) to open them, and load the paper in the center of the Rear Tray WITH THE PRINT SIDE FACING YOU. Slide the Paper Guides (A) to align them with both sides of the paper stack. Do not slide the Paper Guides too hard.
  • Page 39 Note Do not load sheets of paper higher than the Load Limit Mark (D). Note The machine may make operating noise when feeding paper. After loading paper When copying, select the size and type of the loaded paper using the Operation Panel on the machine.
  • Page 40: Loading Envelopes

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Loading Paper / Originals > Loading Paper > Loading Envelopes Contents C074 Loading Envelopes You can print on European DL and US #10 envelopes. The address is automatically rotated and printed according to the envelope's direction by specifying with the printer driver properly.
  • Page 41 Do not raise the Paper Support. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension. Slide the Paper Guides (A) to open them, and load the envelopes in the center of the Rear Tray WITH THE ADDRESS SIDE FACING YOU. The folded flap of the envelope will be faced down on the left side.
  • Page 42 Select Envelope in Commonly Used Settings on the Quick Setup sheet. Select DL Env. or Comm. Env. #10 in the Envelope Size Setting window. Select Landscape in Orientation. Important If you do not specify the envelope size or orientation properly, the address will be printed upside down or will be turned to 90 degrees.
  • Page 43: Media Types You Can Use

    Media Types You Can Use Choose paper suitable for printing, for the best print results. Canon provides you various types of paper to enhance the fun of printing, such as stickers as well as papers for photo or document. We recommend the use of Canon genuine paper for printing your important photos.
  • Page 44 - Media type settings - Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper Photo Paper Glossy <GP-502> - Media type settings - Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper Photo Paper Plus Glossy II <PP-201> - Media type settings - Printer driver: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss <SG-201>...
  • Page 45: Page Sizes

    17 to 28 lb / 64 to 105 g/m (except for Canon genuine paper) Do not use heavier or lighter paper (except for Canon genuine paper), as it could jam in the machine. Notes on Storing Paper Take out only the necessary number of paper from the package, just before printing.
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  • Page 47: Media Types You Cannot Use

    Paper that is too thin (weighing less than 17 lb / 64 g/m Paper that is too thick (weighing more than 28 lb / 105 g/m , except for Canon genuine paper) Paper thinner than a postcard, including plain paper or notepad paper cut to a small size (when...
  • Page 48: Loading Originals

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Loading Paper / Originals > Loading Originals Contents C077 Loading Originals Loading Originals Originals You Can Load Loading Originals Load originals to copy or scan on the Platen Glass. Important After loading the original, be sure to close the Document Cover before starting to copy or scan. When scanning from a computer using a software application, you need to load the original in a different way.
  • Page 49 To ensure the best print quality, the machine allows a margin along each edge of media. The actual printable area will be the area inside these margins. (B) 0.12 inches / 3.0 mm (C) 0.20 inches / 5.0 mm (D) 0.13 inches / 3.4 mm (0.25 inches / 6.4 mm for Letter and Legal-sized paper) (E) 0.13 inches / 3.4 mm (0.25 inches / 6.3 mm for Letter and Legal-sized paper) Close the Document Cover gently.
  • Page 50: Originals You Can Load

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Loading Paper / Originals > Loading Originals > Originals You Can Load Contents C079 Originals You Can Load You can copy or scan the following originals. Text document, magazine, or newspaper Types of originals: Printed photo, picture card, business card, or disc (BD/DVD/CD, etc.) Max.
  • Page 51: Routine Maintenance

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Routine Maintenance Contents Routine Maintenance This section describes how to clean the machine when the print result is faint, to replace FINE Cartridges when they run out of ink, or to take an action when paper does not feed properly. When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern...
  • Page 52: When Printing Becomes Faint Or Colors Are Incorrect

    Advanced Guide Troubleshooting > Routine Maintenance Contents > When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect C093 When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect If print results are blurred or colors are not printed correctly, the print head nozzles (FINE Cartridges) are probably clogged.
  • Page 53 If the problem is still not resolved after replacing the FINE Cartridge, contact the service center. When the Print Results Are Not Even such as