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MX450 series

Online Manual

Read Me First
Useful Functions Available on the Machine
Overview of the Machine
English

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  • Page 1: Online Manual

    MX450 series Online Manual Read Me First Useful Functions Available on the Machine Overview of the Machine English...
  • Page 2: How To Print

    In addition, Canon may suspend or stop the disclosure of this guide due to unavoidable reasons. Canon shall not be liable for any damage suffered by customers as a result of changes in or deletion of information in this guide, or suspension/stoppage of disclosure of this guide.
  • Page 3: Symbols Used In This Document

    Symbols Used in This Document Warning Instructions that, if ignored, could result in death or serious personal injury caused by incorrect operation of the equipment. These must be observed for safe operation. Caution Instructions that, if ignored, could result in personal injury or material damage caused by incorrect operation of the equipment.
  • Page 4: Trademarks And Licenses

    Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. • Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Canon Inc. • All other company names and products mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 5: Search Tips

    Search Tips You can search for target pages by entering keywords in the search window. Important When performing a search by entering the product's model name, enter only the first two digits of the number in the model name. Example: When searching for MX452 Enter "MX45"...
  • Page 6 Example: When you want to learn how to print collages with My Image Garden Enter "My Image Garden collage" in the search window and perform a search • Searching for Reference Pages You can search for reference pages described in this guide by entering your product's model name and a page title.
  • Page 7 Window Used in Operation Explanation In this guide, most of the operations are described based on the windows displayed when Windows 7 operating system Home Premium (called Windows 7 below) is used.
  • Page 8: Overview Of The Machine

    Overview of the Machine Main Components and Basic Operations Main Components About the Power Supply of the Machine LCD and Operation Panel Entering Numbers, Letters, and Symbols Loading Paper / Originals Loading Paper Loading Originals Inserting the USB Flash Drive Replacing a FINE Cartridge Replacing a FINE Cartridge Checking the Ink Status...
  • Page 9 Maintenance When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect Performing Maintenance from a Computer Cleaning the Machine...
  • Page 10: Changing The Machine Settings

    Changing the Machine Settings Changing Machine Settings from Your Computer Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD...
  • Page 11: Changing Machine Settings From Your Computer

    Changing Machine Settings from Your Computer Changing the Print Options Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used Managing the Machine Power Reducing the Machine Noise Changing the Machine Operation Mode...
  • Page 12: Changing The Machine Settings On The Lcd

    Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD Fax settings Print settings LAN settings Dev. user settings Mob. phone settings Bluetooth settings Firmware update Reset setting About Quiet setting...
  • Page 13: Information About Network Connection

    Information about Network Connection Useful Information about Network Connection...
  • Page 14: Useful Functions Available On The Machine

    Useful Functions Available on the Machine The following useful functions are available on the machine. Enjoy even more pleasant photography experience by utilizing various functions. Print Photos Easily Download Content Materials Upload Scanned Images to the Web Print Easily from a Smartphone Print Directly from iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch Print Photos on Facebook Print Photos Easily Using an Application...
  • Page 15: Download A Variety Of Content Materials

    PREMIUM Contents can be downloaded easily via My Image Garden. Downloaded PREMIUM Contents can be printed directly with My Image Garden. To print downloaded PREMIUM Contents, make sure that genuine Canon ink tanks/ink cartridges are installed for all colors on a supported printer.
  • Page 16 Print Easily from a Smartphone with Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (for iOS/Android) Use Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (for iOS/Android) to easily print photos saved on a smartphone wirelessly. You can also receive scanned data (PDF or JPEG) directly on a smartphone without using a computer.
  • Page 18: Online Storage Integration Function

    Online Storage Integration Function The machine can integrate with online storage services such as Evernote. Integration with Online Notetaking Service "Evernote" If an Evernote client application is installed on your computer, you can import scanned images into the application and upload them to the Evernote server. The uploaded images can be browsed from other computers, smartphones, etc.
  • Page 19: Printing From Airprint Compliant Device

    Printing from AirPrint Compliant Device This document explains how to use AirPrint to print wirelessly from your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to a Canon printer. AirPrint enables you to print photos, email, Web pages and documents from your Apple device directly to your printer without installing a driver.
  • Page 20 From the menu options, tap Print. From Printer Options, select the model that you are using. Important Because some application software does not support AirPrint, Printer Options may not be displayed. If an application software does not let you use printer options, you cannot print from that application software.
  • Page 21 Range: The page range can be used only with specific application software and file types (such as PDF files). For 1 Copy, click + or - to set the number of required copies. For Duplex Printing, click On to enable duplex printing or click Off to disable the function.
  • Page 22 • From an Apple device: Press the Home button on the Apple device twice. Tap the Print icon and display the print job list. Tap the print job to be canceled, and then tap Cancel Print. AirPrint Troubleshooting If the document does not print, check the following: Check that the machine power is on.
  • Page 23 Overview of the Machine Main Components and Basic Operations Main Components About the Power Supply of the Machine LCD and Operation Panel Entering Numbers, Letters, and Symbols Loading Paper / Originals Loading Paper Loading Originals Inserting the USB Flash Drive Replacing a FINE Cartridge Replacing a FINE Cartridge Checking the Ink Status...
  • Page 24: Main Components And Basic Operations

    Main Components and Basic Operations Main Components About the Power Supply of the Machine LCD and Operation Panel Entering Numbers, Letters, and Symbols...
  • Page 25: Main Components

    Main Components Front View Rear View Inside View Operation Panel...
  • Page 26: Front View

    Front View operation panel Use to change the settings of the machine or to operate it. Operation Panel ADF (Auto Document Feeder) Load a document to copy, scan, or fax. The documents loaded in the document tray are scanned automatically one sheet at a time. Loading Documents in the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) document feeder cover Open when clearing jammed documents.
  • Page 27 (10) paper guides Slide to align with both sides of the paper stack. (11) front tray Load various sizes or types of paper which you can use on the machine. Two or more sheets of the same size and type of paper can be loaded at the same time, and fed automatically one sheet at a time.
  • Page 28: Rear View

    Rear View transport unit Open to remove jammed paper. power cord connector Plug in the supplied power cord. telephone line jack Connect the telephone line. external device jack Connect an external device such as telephone or answering machine. USB port Plug in the USB cable to connect the machine with a computer.
  • Page 29: Inside View

    Inside View ink cartridge lock lever Locks the FINE cartridge into place. FINE cartridge (ink cartridges) A replaceable cartridge that integrates print head and ink tank. FINE cartridge holder Install the FINE cartridge. The color FINE cartridge should be installed into the left slot and the black FINE cartridge should be installed into the right slot.
  • Page 30: Operation Panel

    Operation Panel * All lamps on the operation panel are shown lit in the illustration below for explanatory purposes. ON button (POWER lamp) Turns the power on or off. Lights or flashes green to indicate the power status. Before turning on the power, make sure that the document cover is closed.
  • Page 31 Returns the LCD to the previous screen. This button is also used to delete a character under the cursor when entering characters, such as when entering a name for registration. (14) Setup button Displays the Setup menu screen. With this menu, you can perform machine maintenance and change machine settings.
  • Page 32: About The Power Supply Of The Machine

    About the Power Supply of the Machine Confirming that the Power Is On Turning the Machine On and Off Notice for the Power Plug/Power Cord Notice for Unplugging the Power Cord...
  • Page 33: Confirming That The Power Is On

    Confirming that the Power Is On The POWER lamp is lit green when the machine is turned on. Even if the LCD is off, if the POWER lamp is lit, the machine is on. Note It may take a while for the machine to start printing immediately after you turn on the machine. The LCD will turn off if the machine is not operated for about 5 minutes.
  • Page 34: Turning The Machine On And Off

    Turning the Machine On and Off Turning on the machine Press the ON button to turn on the machine. The POWER lamp flashes and then remains lit green. Confirming that the Power Is On Note It may take a while for the machine to start printing immediately after you turn on the machine. If the Alarm lamp lights up or flashes orange and an error message is displayed on the LCD, see A Message Is Displayed.
  • Page 35 When you unplug the power cord after turning off the machine, be sure to confirm that the POWER lamp is off. Notice for Unplugging the Power Cord Note The machine cannot send or receive faxes when the power is turned off. The power cannot be turned off while the machine is sending or receiving a fax, or when unsent faxes are stored in the machine's memory.
  • Page 36 Notice for the Power Plug/Power Cord Check the power plug/power cord once a month to confirm that it does not have anything unusual described below. The power plug/power cord is hot. The power plug/power cord is rusty. The power plug/power cord is bent. The power plug/power cord is worn.
  • Page 37: Notice For Unplugging The Power Cord

    Notice for Unplugging the Power Cord To unplug the power cord, follow the procedure below. Important When you unplug the power cord, press the ON button, then confirm that the POWER lamp is off. Unplugging the power cord before the POWER lamp is turned off may cause drying or clogging of the print head and print quality may be reduced.
  • Page 38: Lcd And Operation Panel

    LCD and Operation Panel You can use the machine to make copies, send/receive faxes, or scan originals without a computer. You can also make good use of the various functions of the machine with menus and setting items displayed on the LCD. The copy, scan, fax, or setup mode can be selected.
  • Page 39 Entering Numbers, Letters, and Symbols The machine allows you to enter characters using the Numeric buttons when entering information, such as unit name, a recipient's name for memory dial, etc. Switching the Input Mode The machine has three input modes: lowercase mode, uppercase mode, and numeric mode. You can use the Numeric buttons to enter characters in each input mode.
  • Page 40 mnoñøöóòõô MNOÑØÖÓÒÕÔ pqrsþ PQRSÞ tuvüúùû TUVÜÚÙÛ wxyzý WXYZÝ *2 ~*2 - . SP # ! " , ; : ^ ` _ = / ' ? $ @ % & + ( ) [ ] { } < > \ Switch the input mode.
  • Page 41 Loading Paper / Originals Loading Paper Loading Originals Inserting the USB Flash Drive...
  • Page 42: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper Loading Plain Paper / Photo Paper Loading Envelopes Media Types You Can Use Media Types You Cannot Use Printing Area...
  • Page 43 If you cut plain paper into small size such as 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm) or 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm) 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.
  • Page 44 Load the paper in the center of the front tray WITH THE PRINT SIDE FACING DOWN. Push the paper stack all the way to the back of the front tray. Slide the right paper guide to align the paper guides with both sides of the paper stack.
  • Page 45 Open the output tray extension. Open the paper output tray. Open the paper output tray gently, and extend the paper output support. Important Be sure to open the paper output tray when printing. If not open, the machine cannot start printing.
  • Page 46: Loading Envelopes

    Loading Envelopes You can load 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. Important Printing of envelopes from the operation panel is not supported. Do not use the following envelopes.
  • Page 47 Use the right paper guide to slide both paper guides all the way out. Load the envelopes in the center of the front tray WITH THE ADDRESS SIDE FACING DOWN. The folded flap of the envelope will be faced up on the left side. Rear side Address side Push the envelopes all the way to the back of the front tray.
  • Page 48 Note Do not overload envelopes by stacking until the top of the stack touches the paper guides. Open the output tray extension. Open the paper output tray. Open the paper output tray gently, and extend the paper output support. Important Be sure to open the paper output tray when printing.
  • Page 49: 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 50: Paper Weight

    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.
  • Page 51: Paper Load Limit

    Plain Paper (including recycled paper) Envelopes 5 envelopes Canon Genuine Papers Note We recommend that you remove the previously printed sheet from the paper output tray before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration (except for High Resolution Paper <HR-101N>).
  • Page 52 *3 When loading paper in stacks, the print side may become marked as it is fed or paper may not feed properly. In this case, load one sheet at a time.
  • Page 53 Media Type Settings on the Operation Panel Commercially Available Papers Media Name Settings in Media type Plain Paper (including recycled paper) Plain paper Canon Genuine Papers Paper for printing photos: Media Name <Model No.> Settings in Media type Photo Paper Pro Platinum <PT-101> Pro Platinum Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use"...
  • Page 54: 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 55: Printing Area

    Printing Area Printing Area Other Sizes than Letter, Legal, Envelopes Letter, Legal Envelopes...
  • Page 56 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. Recommended printing area : Canon recommends that you print within this area. Printable area : The area where it is possible to print.
  • Page 57 Other Sizes than Letter, Legal, Envelopes Size Printable Area (width x height) 5.56 x 7.95 inches (141.2 x 202.0 mm) 8.00 x 11.38 inches (203.2 x 289.0 mm) 6.90 x 9.80 inches (175.2 x 249.0 mm) 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm) 3.73 x 5.69 inches (94.8 x 144.4 mm) 5"...
  • Page 58 Letter, Legal Size Printable Area (width x height) Letter 8.00 x 10.69 inches (203.2 x 271.4 mm) Legal 8.00 x 13.69 inches (203.2 x 347.6 mm) Recommended printing area 1.28 inches (32.5 mm) 1.32 inches (33.5 mm) Printable area 0.12 inches (3.0 mm) 0.20 inches (5.0 mm) 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) 0.25 inches (6.3 mm)
  • Page 59 Envelopes Size Recommended Printing Area (width x height) European DL 3.88 x 7.06 inches (98.8 x 179.5 mm) US Comm. Env. #10 3.68 x 7.90 inches (93.5 x 200.8 mm) Recommended printing area 0.31 inches (8.0 mm) 1.28 inches (32.5 mm) 0.22 inches (5.6 mm) 0.22 inches (5.6 mm)
  • Page 60: Loading Originals

    Loading Originals Position to Load Originals Loading Originals on the Platen Glass Loading Documents in the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) How to Load Originals for Each Function Originals You Can Load...
  • Page 61: Position To Load Originals

    Position to Load Originals The machine has two positions to load originals: platen glass and ADF (Auto Document Feeder). Select the position to load the original according to the size, type, or usage. Originals You Can Load Loading Documents, Photos, or Book on the platen glass Loading Two or More Sheets of Document of the Same Size and Thickness in the ADF You can also load a sheet of document in the ADF.
  • Page 62: Loading Originals On The Platen Glass

    Loading Originals on the Platen Glass You can load originals to copy, fax, or scan on the platen glass. Load an original on the platen glass. Open the document cover. Important When opening or closing the document cover, do not touch the buttons and LCD on the operation panel.
  • Page 63 Important After loading the original on the platen glass, be sure to close the document cover before starting to copy, fax, or scan.
  • Page 64 Loading Documents in the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) You can load documents to copy, fax, or scan in the ADF (Auto Document Feeder). Note To scan a document at optimum quality, load it on the platen glass. Make sure that any original has been removed from the platen glass. Load a document in the ADF.
  • Page 66: How To Load Originals For Each Function

    How to Load Originals for Each Function You may have to load the original in a different position depending on the function you selected in copying, faxing, scanning, etc. Load the original in the correct position according to the selected function. If you do not load the original correctly, it may not be scanned properly.
  • Page 67 Load the original WITH THE SIDE TO SCAN FACING DOWN and place it at least 0.4 inches (10 mm) away from the edges of the platen glass. Loading Two or More Originals on the platen glass In the scan mode, - select Auto scan for Document type to scan two or more printed photos, postcards, or business cards - select Photo for Document type and specify Auto scan(A) -Multi for Scan size to scan two or...
  • Page 68: Originals You Can Load

    Originals You Can Load The originals you can load on the platen glass or in the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) are as follows. platen glass Item Details - Text document, magazine, or newspaper Types of originals - Printed photo, postcard, business card, or disc (BD/DVD/CD, etc.) - Documents that are not suitable for the ADF Size (width x height) Max.
  • Page 69: Inserting The Usb Flash Drive

    Inserting the USB Flash Drive Inserting the USB Flash Drive Removing the USB Flash Drive...
  • Page 70 Inserting the USB Flash Drive Note This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Before inserting the USB flash drive If your USB flash drive cannot be inserted into the USB flash drive port of the machine, you may be required to use an extension cable for the USB flash drive.
  • Page 71: Removing The Usb Flash Drive

    Removing the USB Flash Drive Make sure that the machine is not writing data to the USB flash drive. A message is displayed on the LCD during such operations. Important Do not remove the USB flash drive or turn off the power while the machine is writing to it. Note If your USB flash drive has the access lamp, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the USB flash drive to check if the writing operation is completed on the USB flash drive.
  • Page 72: Replacing A Fine Cartridge

    Replacing a FINE Cartridge Replacing a FINE Cartridge Checking the Ink Status...
  • Page 73 Replacing a FINE Cartridge When remaining ink cautions or errors occur, the message will appear on the LCD to inform you of the error. Take appropriate action according to the message. A Message Is Displayed Note For information on the compatible FINE cartridge, refer to the printed manual: Getting Started. Replacing Procedure When you need to replace a FINE cartridge, follow the procedure below.
  • Page 74 Open the paper output cover (E). When the FINE cartridge holder moves to the replacement position, the head cover OPENS AUTOMATICALLY. Caution Do not hold the FINE cartridge holder to stop or move it forcibly. Do not touch the FINE cartridge holder until it stops completely.
  • Page 75 Remove the FINE cartridge. Important Handle the FINE cartridge carefully to avoid staining of clothing or the surrounding area. Discard the empty FINE cartridge according to the local laws and regulations regarding disposal of consumables. Prepare a new FINE cartridge. Take a new FINE cartridge out of its package and remove the protective tape gently.
  • Page 76 If you shake a FINE cartridge, ink may spill out and stain your hands and the surrounding area. Handle a FINE cartridge carefully. Be careful not to stain your hands and the surrounding area with ink on the removed protective tape.
  • Page 77 Important Check if the FINE cartridge is installed correctly. The machine cannot print unless both the color FINE cartridge and black FINE cartridge are installed. Be sure to install both cartridges. Close the paper output cover (H). Note If the error message appears after the paper output cover is closed, take appropriate action. A Message Is Displayed When you start printing after replacing the FINE cartridge, the machine starts cleaning the print head automatically.
  • Page 78: Checking The Ink Status

    Checking the Ink Status Checking the Ink Status with the LCD on the Machine You can also check the ink status on the computer screen. Checking the Ink Status from Your Computer...
  • Page 79: Checking The Ink Status With The Lcd On The Machine

    Checking the Ink Status with the LCD on the Machine Note The ink level detector is mounted on the machine to detect the remaining ink level. The machine considers as ink is full when a new FINE cartridge is installed, and then starts to detect a remaining ink level.
  • Page 80 Maintenance When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect Performing Maintenance from a Computer Cleaning the Machine...
  • Page 81: When Printing Becomes Faint Or Colors Are Incorrect

    When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors Are Incorrect Maintenance Procedure Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Cleaning the Print Head Cleaning the Print Head Deeply Aligning the Print Head...
  • Page 82: Maintenance Procedure

    Maintenance Procedure If print results are blurred or colors are not printed correctly, the print head nozzle (FINE cartridge) is probably clogged. Follow the procedure below to print the nozzle check pattern, check the print head nozzle condition, then clean the print head. If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, aligning the print head may improve print quality.
  • Page 83 If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the print head twice: Step 3 Clean the print head deeply. From the machine Cleaning the Print Head Deeply From the computer Cleaning the Print Heads from Your Computer If the problem is not resolved, turn off the power and clean the print head deeply again after 24 hours.
  • Page 84: Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern Print the nozzle check pattern to determine whether the ink ejects properly from the print head nozzle. Note If the remaining ink level is low, the nozzle check pattern will not be printed correctly. Replace the FINE cartridge whose ink is low.
  • Page 85: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Examine the nozzle check pattern, and clean the print head if necessary. Check if there are missing lines in the pattern or horizontal white streaks in the pattern (2). Number of sheets printed so far If there are missing lines in the pattern (1): Cleaning the print head is required.
  • Page 86: Cleaning The Print Head

    Cleaning the Print Head Clean the print head if lines are missing or if horizontal white streaks are present in the printed nozzle check pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so clean the print head only when necessary. Make sure that the power is turned on.
  • Page 87: Cleaning The Print Head Deeply

    Cleaning the Print Head Deeply If print quality does not improve by the standard cleaning of the print head, clean the print head deeply. Cleaning the print head deeply consumes more ink than the standard cleaning of the print head, so clean the print head deeply only when necessary.
  • Page 88: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, adjust the print head position. Note If the remaining ink level is low, the print head alignment sheet will not be printed correctly. Replace the FINE cartridge whose ink is low.
  • Page 89 Important Do not touch any printed part on the print head alignment sheet. Be careful not to get the print head alignment sheet dirty. If the sheet is stained or wrinkled, it may not be scanned properly. When the message "Are the patterns fine?" appears, confirm that the pattern is printed correctly, select Yes, then press the OK button.
  • Page 90 Note The print head alignment sheet cannot be scanned if it is loaded in the ADF (Auto Document Feeder). Close the document cover gently, then press the Color or Black button. The machine starts scanning the print head alignment sheet, and the print head position will be adjusted automatically.
  • Page 91: Performing Maintenance From A Computer

    Performing Maintenance from a Computer Cleaning the Print Heads from Your Computer Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers from Your Computer Aligning the Print Head Aligning the Print Head Position from Your Computer Use Your Computer to Print a Nozzle Check Pattern Cleaning Inside the Machine...
  • Page 92: Cleaning The Print Heads From Your Computer

    Cleaning the Print Heads from Your Computer The print head cleaning function allows you to clear up clogged print head nozzle. Perform print head cleaning if printing is faint or a specific color fails to print, even though there is enough ink. The procedure for cleaning the print head is as follows: Cleaning Open the printer driver setup window...
  • Page 93 Print head deep cleaning starts. Complete deep cleaning The Nozzle Check dialog box opens after the confirmation message. Check the results To check whether the print quality has improved, click Print Check Pattern. To cancel the check process, click Cancel. Important Deep Cleaning consumes a larger amount of ink than Cleaning.
  • Page 94: Cleaning The Paper Feed Rollers From Your Computer

    Cleaning the Paper Feed Rollers from Your Computer Cleans the paper feed rollers. Perform feed roller cleaning when there are paper particles sticking to the paper feed rollers and paper is not fed properly. The procedure for performing the feed roller cleaning is as follows: Roller Cleaning Prepare the machine Remove all sheets of paper from the front tray.
  • Page 95 Aligning the Print Head When you perform head position adjustment, errors in the print head adjustment position are corrected and conditions such as color and line streaking are improved. If the print results appear uneven because of line shifts or other conditions, adjust the position of the print head.
  • Page 96: Aligning The Print Head Position From Your Computer

    Aligning the Print Head Position from Your Computer Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors and lines. This machine supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head alignment. To perform automatic head alignment, refer to "Aligning the Print Head"...
  • Page 97 When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK. Note If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical streaks. (A) Least noticeable vertical streaks (B) Most noticeable vertical streaks If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal streaks.
  • Page 98 When you have entered all the necessary values, click OK. Note If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable vertical streaks. (A) Least noticeable vertical streaks (B) Most noticeable vertical streaks Confirm the displayed message and click OK The third pattern is printed.
  • Page 99 Note If it is difficult to pick the best pattern, pick the setting that produces the least noticeable horizontal stripes. (A) Least noticeable horizontal stripes (B) Most noticeable horizontal stripes Note To print and check the current setting, open the Start Print Head Alignment dialog box, and click Print Alignment Value.
  • Page 100: Use Your Computer To Print A Nozzle Check Pattern

    Use Your Computer to Print a Nozzle Check Pattern The nozzle check function allows you to check whether the print head is working properly by printing a nozzle check pattern. Print the pattern if printing becomes faint, or if a specific color fails to print. The procedure for printing a nozzle check pattern is as follows: Nozzle Check Open the printer driver setup window...
  • Page 101: Cleaning Inside The Machine

    Cleaning Inside the Machine Perform bottom plate cleaning before you execute duplex printing to prevent smudges on the back side of the paper. Also perform bottom plate cleaning if ink smudges caused by something other than print data appear on the printed page.
  • Page 102: Cleaning The Machine

    Cleaning the Machine Cleaning the Exterior of the Machine Cleaning the Platen Glass and Document Cover Cleaning the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller Cleaning the Inside of the Machine (Bottom Plate Cleaning) Cleaning the Protrusions inside the Machine...
  • Page 103: Cleaning The Exterior Of The Machine

    Cleaning the Exterior of the Machine Be sure to use a soft and dry cloth such as eyeglasses cleaning cloth and wipe off dirt on the surface gently. Smooth out wrinkles on the cloth if necessary before cleaning. Important Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power plug before cleaning the machine. - The power cannot be turned off while the machine is sending or receiving a fax, or when unsent faxes are stored in the machine's memory.
  • Page 104: Cleaning The Platen Glass And Document Cover

    Cleaning the Platen Glass and Document Cover Important Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power plug before cleaning the machine. - The power cannot be turned off while the machine is sending or receiving a fax, or when unsent faxes are stored in the machine's memory.
  • Page 105 Cleaning the ADF (Auto Document Feeder) Important Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power plug before cleaning the machine. - The power cannot be turned off while the machine is sending or receiving a fax, or when unsent faxes are stored in the machine's memory.
  • Page 106 After wiping, close the document feeder cover by pushing it until it clicks into place. Close the document tray.
  • Page 107: Cleaning The Paper Feed Roller

    Cleaning the Paper Feed Roller If the paper feed roller is dirty or paper powder is attached to it, paper may not be fed properly. In this case, clean the paper feed roller. Cleaning will wear out the paper feed roller, so perform this only when necessary.
  • Page 108: Cleaning The Inside Of The Machine (bottom Plate Cleaning)

    Cleaning the Inside of the Machine (Bottom Plate Cleaning) Remove stains from the inside of the machine. If the inside of the machine becomes dirty, printed paper may get dirty, so we recommend performing cleaning regularly. You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper* * Be sure to use a new piece of paper.
  • Page 109 The paper cleans the inside of the machine as it feeds through the machine. Check the folded parts of the ejected paper. If they are smudged with ink, perform Bottom Plate Cleaning again. If the problem is not resolved after performing cleaning again, the protrusions inside the machine may be stained.
  • Page 110: Cleaning The Protrusions Inside The Machine

    Cleaning the Protrusions inside the Machine Important Be sure to turn off the power and disconnect the power plug before cleaning the machine. - The power cannot be turned off while the machine is sending or receiving a fax, or when unsent faxes are stored in the machine's memory.
  • Page 111 Changing the Machine Settings Changing Machine Settings from Your Computer Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD...
  • Page 112 Changing Machine Settings from Your Computer Changing the Print Options Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used Managing the Machine Power Reducing the Machine Noise Changing the Machine Operation Mode...
  • Page 113: Changing The Print Options

    Changing the Print Options You can change the detailed print driver settings for print data that is sent from an application software. Specify this option if you encounter print failures such as part of an image data being cut off. The procedure for changing the print options is as follows: Open the printer driver setup window Click Print Options...
  • Page 114: Registering A Frequently Used Printing Profile

    Registering a Frequently Used Printing Profile You can register the frequently used printing profile to Commonly Used Settings on the Quick Setup tab. Unnecessary printing profiles can be deleted at any time. The procedure for registering a printing profile is as follows: Registering a Printing Profile Open the printer driver setup window Set the necessary items...
  • Page 115 To save the page size, orientation, and number of copies that was set in each sheet, click Options..., and check each item. Note When you install the printer driver again or upgrade the version of the printer driver, the print settings you registered will be deleted from Commonly Used Settings.
  • Page 116: Setting The Ink Cartridge To Be Used

    Setting the Ink Cartridge to be Used This feature enables you to specify the most appropriate FINE cartridge among installed cartridges according to an intended use. When one of the FINE cartridges becomes empty and cannot be replaced immediately by a new one, you can specify the other FINE cartridge that still has ink and continue printing.
  • Page 117: Managing The Machine Power

    Managing the Machine Power This function allows you to manage the machine power from the printer driver. The procedure for managing the machine power is as follows: Power Off The Power Off function turns off the machine. When you use this function, you will not be able to turn the machine on from the printer driver.
  • Page 118: Reducing The Machine Noise

    Reducing the Machine Noise The silent function allows you to reduce the operating noise of this machine. Select when you wish to reduce the operating noise of the printer at night, etc. Using this function may lower the print speed. The procedure for using the quiet mode is as follows: Quiet Settings Open the printer driver setup window...
  • Page 119: Changing The Machine Operation Mode

    Changing the Machine Operation Mode If necessary, switch between various modes of machine operation. The procedure for configuring Custom Settings is as follows: Custom Settings Open the printer driver setup window Make sure that the machine is on, and then click Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab The Custom Settings dialog box opens.
  • Page 120 Apply the settings Click OK and when the confirmation message appears, click OK. The machine operates with the modified settings hereafter.
  • Page 121 Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD Fax settings Print settings LAN settings Dev. user settings Mob. phone settings Bluetooth settings Firmware update Reset setting About Quiet setting...
  • Page 122 Changing the Machine Settings on the LCD This section describes the procedure to change the settings in the Device settings screen, taking the steps to specify Extended copy amt. as an example. Note The * (asterisk) on the LCD indicates the current setting. Make sure that the machine is turned on.
  • Page 123: Fax Settings

    Fax settings This section describes the setting items in Fax settings. Easy setup TEL no. registration FAX user settings Adv. FAX settings Auto print settings Auto save setting Security control Note Before changing the settings, you can confirm the current settings by printing USER'S DATA LIST. Summary of Reports and Lists Easy setup The machine must be set up depending on your telephone line and use of the faxing function.
  • Page 124 • Dial tone detect Avoids mistransmission when reception and transmission occur at the same time. If you select ON, the machine transmits the fax after confirming the dial tone. Note This setting may not be available depending on the country or region of purchase. •...
  • Page 125 Auto print settings • Received documents Selects whether to print the received fax automatically when receiving a fax. If you select Do not print, the received fax is stored in the machine's memory. For details on the received fax stored in the machine's memory: Document Stored in Machine's Memory •...
  • Page 126 If you select Subscribed, you can specify the settings of rejection. Using the Caller ID Service to Reject Calls Note This setting may not be supported depending on the country or region of purchase. Contact your telephone company to confirm whether it provides this service.
  • Page 127: Print Settings

    Print settings • Prevent abrasion Use this setting only if the print surface becomes smudged. Important Be sure to set this back to OFF after printing since it may result in lower printing speed or lower print quality. • Extended copy amt. Selects the amount of image that extends off the paper when copying in Borderless (full).
  • Page 128: Lan Settings

    LAN settings • WLAN activ./inactiv. Activates/deactivates wireless LAN. • Wireless LAN setup If your access point is compatible with WPS, set up wireless LAN following the on-screen instructions. If not, select one of the setup methods below. • Standard setup Select when you perform settings for wireless LAN manually using the operation panel of the machine.
  • Page 129 Enter service name Specifies the Bonjour service name. You can use up to 48 characters for the name. Note You cannot use the same service name as that already used for other LAN connected devices. • LPR setting Activates/deactivates the LPR setting. •...
  • Page 130: Language Selection

    Dev. user settings • Date/time setting Sets the current date and time. Setting the Sender Information • Date display format Sets the format of dates displayed on the LCD and printed on sent faxes and photos. • Summer time setting Enables/disables the summer time setting.
  • Page 131: Page Size

    Mob. phone settings When printing from a mobile phone through Bluetooth communication, select the print settings such as page size, media type, and so on. For details on how to print from a mobile phone through Bluetooth communication: Printing from Mobile Phone via Bluetooth Communication Note This menu is displayed only when the optional Bluetooth Unit is attached.
  • Page 132: Bluetooth Settings

    Specifies the name of this machine that is displayed on a Bluetooth-compatible device. For example, if you set it to "XXX-2", the machine will be displayed as "Canon XXX-2" on the Bluetooth device. The default value is "XXX-1" (where "XXX" is your machine's name).
  • Page 133: Firmware Update

    Firmware update You can update the firmware of the machine, check the firmware version, or perform settings of a DNS server and a proxy server. Note Only Current version is available when WLAN inactive is selected for WLAN activ./inactiv. in LAN settings.
  • Page 134: Reset Setting

    Reset setting Reverts all settings you made to the machine back to default. However, some data may not be changed, depending on the current usage state of your machine. • LAN settings Reverts the LAN settings back to the default. Note You can also change LAN settings back to the default from Reset LAN settings under LAN settings.
  • Page 135: About Quiet Setting

    About Quiet setting Enables this function on the machine if you want to reduce the operating noise, such as when printing at night. In addition, you can specify the time range to reduce the operating noise. Important Set the current date and time in advance. Setting the Sender Information Follow the procedure below to perform setting.
  • Page 136 Information about Network Connection Useful Information about Network Connection...
  • Page 137: Useful Information About Network Connection

    Useful Information about Network Connection Initial Values Set at Factory (Network) Connecting the Machine to the Computer Using a USB Cable When Detecting the Printers Have the Same Name during Setup Connecting to Other Computer with LAN/Changing the Connection Method from USB to LAN Printing Out Network Setting Information...
  • Page 138 IP address (IPv6) Auto setup Set printer name XXXXXX000000 TCP/IP settings IPv4/IPv6 Enable/disable WSD Active Timeout setting 1 minute Enab./disab. Bonjour Active Service name Canon MX450 series LPR setting Active DRX setting Active ("X" is the last six digits of MAC address.)
  • Page 139: Connecting The Machine To The Computer Using A Usb Cable

    Connecting the Machine to the Computer Using a USB Cable Connect the machine and the computer using a USB cable as the illustration below. The USB port is located on the rear of the machine.
  • Page 140: When Detecting The Printers Have The Same Name During Setup

    When Detecting the Printers Have the Same Name during Setup When the printer is detected during setup, you may see multiple printers of the same name on the detection result screen. Select a printer with checking the MAC address set to the printer against the MAC address on detection result screen.
  • Page 141 Connecting to Other Computer with LAN/Changing the Connection Method from USB to LAN To add the computer connecting the printer with LAN or to change the connection method between the printer and the computer from USB to LAN, setup with the Setup CD-ROM. Connecting to Other Computer with LAN To add the computer connecting the printer with LAN, insert the Setup CD-ROM into the computer to connect with LAN and setup the network setting.
  • Page 142: Printing Out Network Setting Information

    Printing Out Network Setting Information You can print out the network settings of the machine such as its IP address and SSID. Important This print out contains valuable information about your computer. Handle it with care. Make sure that the machine is turned on. Confirming that the Power Is On Load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.
  • Page 143 Other Settings Other settings Printer Name Printer name Printer name (Up to 15 characters) WSD setting Enable/Disable WSD Timeout Timeout 1/5/10/15/20 [min] LPR Protocol LPR protocol setting Enable/Disable Bonjour Bonjour setting Enable/Disable Bonjour service name (Up to 52 Bonjour Service Name Bonjour service name characters) Getting DNS Server...
  • Page 144: About Network Communication

    About Network Communication Changing and Confirming Network Settings Screens for Network Connection of IJ Network Tool Other Screens of IJ Network Tool Appendix for Network Communication...
  • Page 145: Changing And Confirming Network Settings

    Changing and Confirming Network Settings IJ Network Tool Changing the Settings in the Wireless LAN Sheet Changing the WEP Detailed Settings Changing the WPA or WPA2 Detailed Settings Changing the Settings in the Wired LAN Sheet Changing the Settings in the Admin Password Sheet Monitoring Wireless Network Status Initializing the Network Settings of the Machine Viewing the Modified Settings...
  • Page 146: Ij Network Tool

    Do not print when IJ Network Tool is running. If the firewall function of your security software is turned on, a message may appear warning that Canon software is attempting to access the network. If the warning message appears, set the security software to always allow access.
  • Page 147: Changing The Settings In The Wireless Lan Sheet

    Changing the Settings in the Wireless LAN Sheet To change the wireless network settings of the printer, connect the printer and the computer with a USB cable temporarily. If you modify the wireless network settings of the computer over wireless connection without USB connection, your computer may not be able to communicate with the machine after modifying the settings.
  • Page 148 Encryption Method: Select the encryption method used over the wireless LAN. You can change WEP settings with selecting Use WEP and clicking Configuration..Changing the WEP Detailed Settings You can change WPA or WPA2 settings with selecting Use WPA or Use WPA2 and clicking Configuration..
  • Page 149: Changing The Wep Detailed Settings

    Changing the WEP Detailed Settings Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. To change the wireless network settings of the printer, connect the printer and the computer with a USB cable temporarily. If you modify the wireless network settings of the computer over wireless connection without USB connection, your computer may not be able to communicate with the machine after modifying the settings.
  • Page 150 4. Key ID: Select the Key ID (index) set to the access point. 5. Authentication: Select the authentication method to authenticate the printer's access to the access point. Normally, select Auto. If you want to specify the method manually, select Open System or Shared Key according to the setting of the access point.
  • Page 151: Changing The Wpa Or Wpa2 Detailed Settings

    Changing the WPA or WPA2 Detailed Settings Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. To change the wireless network settings of the printer, connect the printer and the computer with a USB cable temporarily. If you modify the wireless network settings of the computer over wireless connection without USB connection, your computer may not be able to communicate with the machine after modifying the settings.
  • Page 152 Enter the passphrase, confirm the type of dynamic encryption and click Next>. Enter the passphrase set to the access point. The passphrase should be a string of 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a 64-digit hexadecimal value. If you do not know the access point passphrase, refer to the instruction manual provided with the access point or contact its manufacturer.
  • Page 153 Note Changing the network settings with the USB cable temporarily may switch the default printer. In this case, reset Set as Default Printer.
  • Page 154: Changing The Settings In The Wired Lan Sheet

    Changing the Settings in the Wired LAN Sheet Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Activate the wired LAN setting of the printer to change the settings in the Wired LAN sheet. Start up IJ Network Tool. Starting up IJ Network Tool Select the printer in Printers:.
  • Page 155: Changing The Settings In The Admin Password Sheet

    Changing the Settings in the Admin Password Sheet Start up IJ Network Tool. Starting up IJ Network Tool Select the printer in Printers:. Select Configuration... from the Settings menu. Click the Admin Password tab. The Admin Password sheet is displayed. For details on the Admin Password sheet, see Admin Password Sheet.
  • Page 156: Monitoring Wireless Network Status

    Monitoring Wireless Network Status Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. When using the machine over the wired LAN, you cannot monitor network status. Start up IJ Network Tool. Starting up IJ Network Tool Select the printer in Printers:.
  • Page 157 Check the status. When the measurement is complete, the status is displayed. When is displayed in Connection Performance between the Printer and the Access Point:, the printer can communicate with the access point. Otherwise, refer to displayed comments and the following to improve the status of communication link, and click Remeasurement.
  • Page 158: Initializing The Network Settings Of The Machine

    Setup CD-ROM. Note You can change the network settings of the printer using IJ Network Tool with USB connection after initializing the LAN settings. To change the network settings using Canon IJ Network Tool, activate wireless LAN in advance.
  • Page 159: Viewing The Modified Settings

    Viewing the Modified Settings The Confirmation screen is displayed when you modified the printer settings on the Configuration screen. When you click Yes on the Confirmation screen, the following screen is displayed for confirming the modified settings.
  • Page 160: Screens For Network Connection Of Ij Network Tool

    Screens for Network Connection of IJ Network Tool Canon IJ Network Tool Screen Configuration Screen Wireless LAN Sheet Search Screen WEP Details Screen WPA Details Screen WPA2 Details Screen Authentication Type Confirmation Screen PSK: Passphrase and Dynamic Encryption Setup Screen...
  • Page 161: Canon Ij Network Tool Screen

    Canon IJ Network Tool Screen This section describes the items and menus displayed on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen. Items on the Canon IJ Network Tool Screen Canon IJ Network Tool Menus Items on the Canon IJ Network Tool Screen The following item is displayed on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen.
  • Page 162 Displays the Status screen to confirm the printer connection status and wireless communication status. Status Screen Refresh Updates and displays the contents of Printers: on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen to the latest information. Important To change the printer's network settings using IJ Network Tool, it must be connected via a LAN.
  • Page 163 Displays the Configuration screen to configure settings of the selected printer. Configuration Screen Note This item has the same function as Configuration... in the Canon IJ Network Tool screen. Associate Port... Displays the Associate Port screen and you can associate a port with the printer.
  • Page 164: Configuration Screen

    Configuration Screen You can change the configuration of the printer selected on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen. Click the tab to select the sheet to change the settings. The following screen is the example to change the setting on the Wireless LAN sheet.
  • Page 165: Wireless Lan Sheet

    Wireless LAN Sheet Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Allows you to set the printer with wireless LAN connection. To display the Wireless LAN sheet, click the Wireless LAN tab on the Configuration screen. Network Type: Infrastructure Connects the printer to the wireless LAN with an access point.
  • Page 166 If a WEP key has not been set, the WEP Details screen is displayed automatically. To change WEP settings set before, click Configuration... to display the screen. Changing the WEP Detailed Settings Use WPA/Use WPA2 Transmission is encrypted using a WPA or WPA2 key you specified. The security has been strengthened more than WEP.
  • Page 167: Search Screen

    Search Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. The access points detected are listed. Detected Access Points: The signal strength from the access point, encryption type, name of access point, and the radio channel can be confirmed.
  • Page 168 Access points that cannot be used by this machine (including those configured to use different encryption methods) are displayed grayed out and cannot be configured.
  • Page 169: Wep Details Screen

    WEP Details Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Specify the printer WEP settings. Note When changing the password (WEP key) of the printer, the same change must be made to the password (WEP key) of the access point. WEP Key: Enter the same key as the one set to the access point.
  • Page 170: Wpa Details Screen

    WPA Details Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Specify the printer WPA settings. The value displayed on the screen differs depending on the present settings. Authentication Type: Displays the type of authentication used for client authentication. This machine supports the PSK authentication method.
  • Page 171: Wpa2 Details Screen

    WPA2 Details Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Specify the printer WPA2 settings. The value displayed on the screen differs depending on the present settings. Authentication Type: Displays the type of authentication used for client authentication. This machine supports the PSK authentication method.
  • Page 172: Authentication Type Confirmation Screen

    Authentication Type Confirmation Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Type of authentication used for client authentication is displayed. Authentication Type Confirmation Screen Type of authentication used for client authentication is displayed. This machine supports the PSK authentication method. This authentication type PSK uses a passphrase.
  • Page 173 PSK: Passphrase and Dynamic Encryption Setup Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Enter the passphrase and select the dynamic encryption method. Passphrase: Enter the passphrase set to the access point. The passphrase should be a string of 8 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a 64-digit hexadecimal value.
  • Page 174: Setup Information Confirmation Screen

    Setup Information Confirmation Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Displays the settings used for client authentication. Confirm the settings and click Finish.
  • Page 175: Wired Lan Sheet

    Wired LAN Sheet Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Allows you to set the printer with wired LAN connection. To display the Wired LAN sheet, click the Wired LAN tab on the Configuration screen. TCP/IP Setup: Sets the IP address of the printer to be used over the LAN.
  • Page 176: Admin Password Sheet

    Admin Password Sheet Set a password for the printer to allow specific people to perform setup and configurations operation. To display the Admin Password sheet, click the Admin Password tab on the Configuration screen. Use admin password Set a password for the administrator with privileges to set up and change detailed options. To use this feature, select this check box and enter a password.
  • Page 177: Network Information Screen

    Display the network information that is set for the printers and the computers. To display the Network Information screen, select Network Information from the View menu. Returns to the Canon IJ Network Tool screen. Copy All Information All network information displayed is copy to the clipboard.
  • Page 178: Access Control Sheet

    Access Control Sheet Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. You can register the MAC addresses or the IP addresses of computers or network devices to allow access. To display the Access Control sheet, click the Access Control tab on the Configuration screen. Printer Access Control Type: Select the type of access control with which to limit access of computers or network devices to the printer over a network.
  • Page 179 Enable printer access control(MAC address) Select to enable access control to the printer by MAC address. Note The two types of access control (i.e., by MAC address and by IP address) can be enabled at the same time. An access control type is enabled as long as the Enable printer access control check box is selected, regardless of the type currently displayed by selecting in Printer Access Control Type:.
  • Page 180 Note The two types of access control (i.e., by MAC address and by IP address) can be enabled at the same time. An access control type is enabled as long as the Enable printer access control check box is selected, regardless of the type currently displayed by selecting in Printer Access Control Type:.
  • Page 181 Edit Accessible MAC Address Screen/Add Accessible MAC Address Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. The example screenshots in this section refer to the Add Accessible MAC Address Screen. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of a computer or a network device to allow access. Comment: Optionally enter any information to identify the device, such as the name of the computer.
  • Page 182 Edit Accessible IP Address Screen/Add Accessible IP Address Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. The example screenshots in this section refer to the Add Accessible IP Address Screen. Specification Method: Select either Single Address Specification or Range Specification to add the IP address(es). Single Address Specification Specify each IP address separately.
  • Page 183: Other Screens Of Ij Network Tool

    Other Screens of IJ Network Tool Canon IJ Network Tool Screen Status Screen Connection Performance Measurement Screen Maintenance Screen Network Setup of the Card Slot Screen Associate Port Screen Network Information Screen...
  • Page 184 Canon IJ Network Tool Screen This section describes the items and menus displayed on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen. Items on the Canon IJ Network Tool Screen Canon IJ Network Tool Menus Items on the Canon IJ Network Tool Screen The following item is displayed on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen.
  • Page 185 Displays the Status screen to confirm the printer connection status and wireless communication status. Status Screen Refresh Updates and displays the contents of Printers: on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen to the latest information. Important To change the printer's network settings using IJ Network Tool, it must be connected via a LAN.
  • Page 186 Displays the Configuration screen to configure settings of the selected printer. Configuration Screen Note This item has the same function as Configuration... in the Canon IJ Network Tool screen. Associate Port... Displays the Associate Port screen and you can associate a port with the printer.
  • Page 187: Status Screen

    Status Screen You can check the printer status and connection performance. To display the Status screen, select Status from the View menu. Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. When using wired LAN, Signal Strength:, Link Quality: and Advanced Measurement... are not available.
  • Page 188: Connection Performance Measurement Screen

    Connection Performance Measurement Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Displays to execute the connection performance measurement. Connection Performance Measurement Screen (Initial Screen) Connection Performance Measurement Screen (Completion Screen) Connection Performance Measurement Screen (Initial Screen) Click Next>...
  • Page 189 A mark indicates the result of the connection performance measurement between the printer and the access point. : Good connection performance : Unstable connection performance : Cannot connect : Measurement is canceled, or cannot measure Remeasurement Measures the connection performance again. Note If any messages appear on Overall Network Performance:, move the machine and access point as instructed to improve the performance.
  • Page 190: Maintenance Screen

    Maintenance Screen Displays to perform Setting Initialization and Network Setup of the Card Slot. To display the Maintenance screen, select Maintenance from the Settings menu. Setting Initialization Reverts all the network settings of the printer to factory default. Click Initialize to display the Initialize Settings screen and click Yes to initialize the network settings of the printer.
  • Page 191: Network Setup Of The Card Slot Screen

    Network Setup of the Card Slot Screen Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Displays settings of the card slot and allows you to map a card slot on the network as a network drive on the computer.
  • Page 192 Skip Completes the setup without mapping a network drive to the card slot. Retry Returns to Network Setup of the Card Slot screen and re-executes the network drive mapping. Cancel Cancels the card slot setup. When IJ Network Tool is running over LAN, the Cancel button is displayed grayed out and cannot be clicked.
  • Page 193: Associate Port Screen

    Associate Port Screen Allows you to associate a created port with a printer driver. Select the printer for which you want to change the association, then click OK. Note You cannot print with the printer unless the printer driver is associated with the port. Model: Displays the name of device specified as a destination port.
  • Page 194 Display the network information that is set for the printers and the computers. To display the Network Information screen, select Network Information from the View menu. Returns to the Canon IJ Network Tool screen. Copy All Information All network information displayed is copy to the clipboard.
  • Page 195: Appendix For Network Communication

    Appendix for Network Communication Using the Card Slot over a Network When the Printer Driver Is Not Associated with a Port About Technical Terms Restrictions About Firewall...
  • Page 196: Using The Card Slot Over A Network

    Using the Card Slot over a Network Note This screen is not available depending on the printer you are using. Mounting the Card Slot as the Network Drive Restrictions on Card Slot Use over a Network Mounting the Card Slot as the Network Drive The card slot must be mounted to use it over a network.
  • Page 197 When the card slot is mounted, the following icon appears on Computer (or My Computer). Restrictions on Card Slot Use over a Network • The card slot can be shared by multiple computers, if the machine is connected to a network. Multiple computers can read files from a memory card in the card slot at the same time.
  • Page 198: When The Printer Driver Is Not Associated With A Port

    When the Printer Driver Is Not Associated with a Port If No Driver is displayed for the printer's name on the Canon IJ Network Tool screen, the printer driver is not associated with a created port. To associate a port with a printer driver, follow the procedure below.
  • Page 199: About Technical Terms

    About Technical Terms In this section, technical terms used in the manual are explained. • Access Point A wireless transceiver or base station that receives information from wireless clients/the machine and rebroadcasts it. Required in an infrastructure network. • Ad-hoc Client computer and machine setting where wireless communication occurs on a peer-to- peer basis, i.e., all clients in with the same SSID/network name communicate directly with each other.
  • Page 200 In this authentication method, the communication partner is authenticated using the WEP key that was set for encryption. • Bonjour A service built into Mac OS X operating system to detect the connectable devices on a network automatically. • Channel Frequency channel for wireless communication.
  • Page 201 Client computer and machine setup where all wireless communications pass through an access point. • IP Address A unique number with four parts separated by dots. Every network device that is connected to the Internet has an IP address. Example: 192.168.0.1 An IP address is usually assigned by an access point or a DHCP server of the router automatically.
  • Page 202 An encryption method employed by WPA/WPA2. • Router A relay device to connect to another network. • Signal Strength The strength of the signal received by the printer from the access point is indicated with a value from 0 to 100%. •...
  • Page 203 An encryption method employed by IEEE 802.11. Shared security key used to encrypt and decrypt data sent over wireless networks. This printer supports key length of 64 bits or 128 bits, key format of ASCII code or Hexadecimal, and key number of 1 to 4. •...
  • Page 204 Restrictions If you use a printer over the wireless LAN, the printer may recognize nearby wireless systems, you should set a network key (WEP, WPA, or WPA2) to the access point to encrypt wireless transmission. Wireless communication with a product that does not comply with the Wi-Fi standard cannot be guaranteed.
  • Page 205: About Firewall

    About Firewall A firewall is a function of the security software installed in the computer or operation system for computer, and is a system that is designed to prevent unauthorized access to a network. Precautions When a Firewall Function is Enabled •...
  • Page 206: Tips For Ensuring Optimal Printing Quality

    Tips for Ensuring Optimal Printing Quality Useful Information about Ink Key Points to Successful Printing Be Sure to Make Paper Settings after Loading Paper Canceling a Print Job Key to Enjoying Consistent Printing Quality Precautions for Safe Transport of the Machine...
  • Page 207: Useful Information About Ink

    Useful Information about Ink How is ink used for various purposes other than printing? Ink may be used for purposes other than printing. Ink is not only used for printing, but also for cleaning the print head to maintain the optimal printing quality. The machine has the function to automatically clean the ink jet nozzles to prevent clogging.
  • Page 208: Key Points To Successful Printing

    Key Points to Successful Printing Check the machine status before printing! Is the print head OK? If a print head nozzle is clogged, print will be faint and papers will be wasted. Print the nozzle check pattern to check the print head. Maintenance Procedure Is the inside of the machine smeared with ink? After printing large quantities of paper or performing borderless printing, the area where papers...
  • Page 209: Be Sure To Make Paper Settings After Loading Paper

    Be Sure to Make Paper Settings after Loading Paper If the media type setting is not the one for the loaded paper, printing results may not be satisfactory. After loading paper, be sure to select the appropriate media type setting for the loaded paper. Print Results Not Satisfactory There are various types of paper: paper with special coating on the surface for printing photos with optimal quality and paper suitable for documents.
  • Page 210: Canceling A Print Job

    Canceling a Print Job Never press the ON button! If you press the ON button while printing is in progress, the print data sent from the computer queues in the machine and you may not be able to continue to print. Press the Stop button to cancel printing.
  • Page 211: Key To Enjoying Consistent Printing Quality

    Key to Enjoying Consistent Printing Quality The key to printing with the optimal printing quality is to prevent the print head from drying or clogging. Always observe the following rules for optimal printing quality. Never disconnect the power plug until the power is turned off! If you press the ON button to turn off the power, the machine caps the print head (nozzles) automatically to prevent from drying.
  • Page 212: Precautions For Safe Transport Of The Machine

    Precautions for Safe Transport of the Machine When relocating the machine, make sure of the following. Important When sending the machine for repair Pack the machine in a sturdy box so that it is placed with its bottom facing down, using sufficient protective material to ensure safe transport.
  • Page 213: Legal Limitations On Use Of Your Product And Use Of Images

    Legal Limitations on Use of Your Product and Use of Images It may be unlawful to make copies of, scan, print, or use reproductions of the following documents. The list provided is non-exhaustive. When in doubt, check with a legal representative in your jurisdiction.
  • Page 214: Specifications

    Approx. 8.4 kg (Approx. 18.5 lb) Weight * With the FINE Cartridges installed. Canon FINE Cartridge Total 1792 nozzles (BK 640 nozzles, C/M/Y each 384 nozzles) A4 or Letter size: max. 30 sheets (20 lb/75 g /m paper), up to 0.16...
  • Page 215: Scan Specifications

    Modem speed (Automatic fallback) Black: Approx. 3 seconds/page at 33.6 kbps (Based on ITU-T No.1 chart for US specifications and Canon FAX Standard chart No.1 for others, both in standard mode.) Transmission speed Color: Approx. 1 minute/page at 33.6 kbps (Based on Canon COLOR FAX TEST SHEET.)
  • Page 216: Minimum System Requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1 Windows Vista SP1, Vista SP2 Operating System Windows XP SP3 32-bit only Refer to the Canon web site for details on operation with Windows RT. Browser Internet Explorer 8 or later 3 GB Note: For bundled software installation.
  • Page 217 Windows Vista or Windows XP pre-installed. Windows: Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9 is required to install Easy-WebPrint EX. Easy-WebPrint EX for Internet Explorer 9 can be downloaded from the Canon web site. Windows: Some functions may not be available with Windows Media Center.

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