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Overview of Setup
These are the steps in printer installation.
Attach the Ink Tanks
Install the Printheads
Load Paper to Adjust the Printheads
Install the Software
Store Accessories in the Pockets
How to Display the Electronic
• Even if you do not use the printer driver, be sure to install Media
Configuration Tool from the provided User Software CD-ROM. With
Media Configuration Tool, the paper types that are available in your
area can be registered to the printer. For instructions on installation,
refer to "Install the Software" on page 6. (In Windows, select Install
Individual Software in the Setup Menu window to install Media
Configuration Tool only.)
• We recommend doing a color calibration after completing the setup
to adjust variations in the colors.
Details for each step are given in this Setup Guide. Simply follow the instructions
to install the printer.
If an error message is displayed during setup or other problems occur, refer to
"Responding to Messages" on page 12.
The Manuals Supplied with This Printer
After installing the printer as shown in this Setup Guide, refer to the
manuals for instructions on operation and maintenance.
Printed Manuals
Basic Guide
The Basic Guide describes the following information.
• Loading paper, Replacing the consumables, Control Panel menus,
and others
• Troubleshooting tips and Error messages
• Preparations for transferring the printer
Electronic Manuals
User's Guide
This guide describes advanced usage of the printer such as paper saving tips,
how to print a poster and banner with the supplied software and print quality
adjusting method, in addition to the basic instructions for printing on roll paper or
cut sheet.
Paper Reference Guide
This guide describes about the types and specifications of the available media on
the printer.
To refer to the electronic manuals Refer to "How to Display the Electronic
Manuals" (P.11)
Read this manual before attempting to operate the printer.
Keep this manual in a handy location for future reference.
Space Required for Installation
Printer alone
With stand attached
With stand and spectrophotometer unit attached
• A space of 1300 mm in the front and 700 mm in the back are needed
to print from the front paper feed slot.
Package Contents
a. Printer
b. Set of manuals
c. Printhead (x2)
d. 2-inch paper holder stopper
e. 3-inch paper holder stopper
f. Roll holder
g. Included paper
h. Setup Guide (this document)
• Some of the items included in the package are not explained in this
Setup Guide, such as the spacer for borderless printing.
Keep these items in a safe place after setup because they are used in
various printing applications.
• For instructions on the included items not described in this manual, refer
to the User's Guide.
• A cable to connect the printer to a computer is not provided with the printer.
• Canon, the Canon logo, and imagePROGRAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of CANON
• Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
• Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
• Windows Vista is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or
other countries.
• Mac, Macintosh, OS X and Bonjour are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
• All other trademarks or registered trademarks described in this Setup Guide are the property of their
respective owners.
©CANON INC. 2013
Installation space (W x D x H mm)
1527 × 1802 × 644 mm
1527 × 1970 × 1301 mm
1527 × 2070 × 1301 mm
i. 3-inch paper core attachment
j. Spacer for borderless printing
k. Set of CD-ROMs
l. Starter ink tanks (for first-time installation)
(Y, PC, C, GY, BK, PM, M, MBK)
m. Power cord


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  • Page 1 • A cable to connect the printer to a computer is not provided with the printer. adjusting method, in addition to the basic instructions for printing on roll paper or cut sheet. • Canon, the Canon logo, and imagePROGRAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of CANON INC. Paper Reference Guide •...
  • Page 2 Preparations Prepare the printer for use by installing it and connecting the power cord. Install the printer. You can use the following three methods for installing the printer. Remove the printer from the box and remove the packing materials from the •...
  • Page 3 Attach the Ink Tanks Install the 8 ink tanks. Press the Power button to turn on the When the following screen appears, use Select your local time zone and press printer. the ▲ and ▼ keys to select a language and press OK.
  • Page 4 Install the Printheads Install both printheads. When the display screen shows Open Pull the printhead fixer lever forward all Lift the printhead fixer cover to open it Upper Cover, open the top cover. the way to open it completely. fully. Hold the printhead by the grips (a) as you Remove the orange protective part (a).
  • Page 5 Load Paper to Adjust the Printheads Load the included paper and adjust the Printheads. Select type of paper for printhead adj. Open the Paper Tray Cover (a), and then Slide the Width Guide (a) to align it with is shown on the display screen. Check open the Tray Extension (b).
  • Page 6 Install the Software Windows You can print from Windows via USB or TCP/IP (network) connections. The installation procedure varies depending on how your printer is connected. Install the software The following screen may be displayed by following instructions below. If you connect the printer with a USB cable, refer to "For USB during installation depending on the MEMO connections"...
  • Page 7 In the Printer Selection window, select In the Printer Installation dialog box, When the following dialog box is The printer is connected directly to a select Install with USB Connection, and displayed, make sure the printer is on and computer and click Next. click Next.
  • Page 8 When searching the available printer on the network Available printers are listed in the Search Results window. • The IPv6 Devices tab is displayed in Windows 8, Windows 7, Select a printer from the list on either their IPv4 Devices or IPv6 Devices Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, tabs and click Next.
  • Page 9 When the printer cannot be found on the network If your printer cannot be found when connecting to On the tab selection screen of the control Use the ▲ and ▼ keys to select Interface the network for the first time, setup an IP address panel, press the keys to select Setup and press OK.
  • Page 10 Macintosh You can print from Macintosh via USB or network connections such as Bonjour or IP. Install the software depending on your computer environment. <Compatible Operating Systems> OS X v10.6.8 to v10.8 Install the software • If you install the software, log onto the After making sure the printer is not On the desktop, double-click the CD-ROM computer as an administrator.
  • Page 11 Select the printer Select the method of connecting to the Click Add Printer. Select the printer to add from Default and printer, and click Next. click Add. For USB connection, the printer is automatically added and you should proceed to step 17. •...
  • Page 12 Turn off the printer and wait at least three seconds before resolved. restoring the power. If the message appears again, write down the error code and message, turn off the printer, and contact your Canon dealer for assistance. ERROR Exxx-xxxx You may have encountered an error that cannot be...

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