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  • Page 2 Further Printing Techniques Printing Media Cannot Install Printer Driver Checking the Status of the Printer Printing Does Not Start Routine Maintenance Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange Troubleshooting Error Writing/Output to USBnnn or Appendix Index...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents How to Use This Manual How to Read This Manual Safety Precautions Printer Parts and Their Function Front View Operation Panel Rear View Inside the Printer Further Printing Techniques Printing Photographs Printer Driver Functions Printer Driver Functions BJ Printer Utility Printing Media Compatible Media Types...
  • Page 4 Print Head Cleaning Print Head Deep Cleaning Aligning the Print Head Replacing an Ink Tank Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Function of the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Starting the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Setup Utility Functions Setup Utility Functions Troubleshooting...
  • Page 5 Printing Area Deleting Selected Printers Uninstalling Printer Drivers Uninstalling the On-screen Manual Cleaning the Inside of the Printer Transporting Printer Traveling Abroad with the Printer Specifications Index...
  • Page 6: How To Use This Manual

    Note The Bluetooth unit is not available to some regions due to the law of the countries or the regulations. For details, countact your local Canon service representative. How to Read This Manual Let's take a look at how to read this manual. For instructions on how to use the browser, refer to the User's Guide or Help topics of the browser you use.
  • Page 7: Using The Menu Screen

    Contents screen Menu screen Description screen Using The Contents Screen Clicking a title on the Contents screen will display the associated title page on the Description screen. The title with the mark is displayed in two layers. Clicking the button will change the mark to the the titles in the lower layer displayed.
  • Page 8 Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. PIXMA is a trademark of Canon Inc. PhotoRecord is a trademark of Canon Information System Research Australia. Macintosh, Mac and the Mac logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.
  • Page 9: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions Please read the safety warnings and cautions provided in this manual to ensure that you use your printer safely. Do not attempt to use printer in any way not described in this manual. Warning You may cause an electric shock/fire or damage the printer if you ignore any of these safety precautions.
  • Page 10 Use the universal AC adapter that came with the printer (CANON, K30244). Do not use it for other products. Cleaning the printer Use a damp cloth to clean the printer.
  • Page 11 Maintaining the printer Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the printer. There are no user serviceable parts inside the printer. The printer contains high-voltage components. Never attempt any maintenance procedure not described in this guide. Working around the Do not use flammable sprays near the printer printer.
  • Page 12 Power supply Ensure that the area around the power outlet is kept clear at all times so you can easily unplug the power cord if necessary. Never remove the plug by pulling on the cord. Do not use an extension lead/cord.
  • Page 13 Do not shake print heads or ink tanks. Ink may leak out and stain clothing or the surrounding area. Never touch the electrical contacts on a print head after printing. The metal parts may be very hot and could cause burns. Universal AC Adapter When you pack the universal AC adapter for travel or storage, never...
  • Page 14: Printer Parts And Their Function

    Auto Sheet Feeder Load paper here. Paper feeds automatically, one sheet at a time. Direct Print Port Connects the printer to a Canon digital camera/PictBridge compliant camera. IrDA Interface Port Connects the printer to a computer through a wireless IrDA connection.
  • Page 16: Operation Panel

    Operation Panel POWER Button Press to turn the printer on or off. RESUME/CANCEL Button Press to resume printing once an error has been resolved. The printer will then initialize ready for printing. Also, to cancel printing in progress, press this button. POWER Lamp Off : the printer is turned off.
  • Page 17: Rear View

    Rear View USB Port Connects the printer to a computer through a USB interface. AC Adapter Connector Provides connection point for the Universal AC Adapter plug. Charger Connector Connects the optional battery. For how to connect and use this connector, refer to the manual supplied with the battery.
  • Page 18: Inside The Printer

    The Bluetooth unit may not be available in some regions or countries due to the laws or regulations applicable to those areas. For details, contact a Canon service representative. Never touch the transparent tape. The printer may be faulty and unable to print data.
  • Page 19 *Transparent tape...
  • Page 20: Printing Photographs

    Store the photographs you took with your digital camera in a folder on the hard disk. This section describes how to print photographs stored in the folder on the hard disk. Click Start , select All Programs (or Programs ), Canon Utilities , Easy-PhotoPrint , and then Easy- PhotoPrint.
  • Page 21 All photographs in the selected folder are displayed. *1 Guidance *2 Thumbnail *3 Folder window Click [ ] on the thumbnail of the photograph you want to print and specify the number of copies. *1 Increases the number of copies. *2 Displays the specified number of copies.
  • Page 22 Select the layout. Click the Layout/Print tab. Select Borderless (full). Note Clicking the Correct/Enhance button on the Layout/Print tab allows you to edit and enhance the photos to be printed. For more information, refer to the Photo Application Guide. Load the media specified in the Paper Selection tab.
  • Page 23: Printer Driver Functions

    To see a description of any item in the Printer Properties dialog box, click the ? mark then click the desired item. To see a description of the operating procedures, click Help. In Windows XP or Windows 2000 If the button does not appear, click Start and select All Programs (or Programs ), Canon iP90 and Guide.
  • Page 24: Main Tab

    Main Tab Media Type Ensure that this setting matches the media loaded in the printer. Print Quality Select the Print Quality you require from the different options. To select a custom Print Quality, select Custom and click Set. Color Adjustment Select the method of color adjustment.
  • Page 25 When the size of the print data is adjusted automatically in accordance with which port is to be used, the print time can be shortened. This option is effective when IrDA and optional Bluetooth communications are used and not a USB connection. Moreover, you can select the option for spool data size to reduce print size.
  • Page 26: Page Setup Tab

    Page Setup Tab Page Size Ensure that the correct paper size is selected. Orientation Select landscape or portrait printing and ensure that it is the same orientation used in the application. Borderless Printing The image is printed on the entire paper surface, so that no margins are left on the four sides of the paper.
  • Page 27 sections that extend beyond the paper are not printed because the image is enlarged to a size slightly larger than the paper size. You can use a slide bar to adjust how much the image extends beyond the paper. Usually, you need not to adjust this setting. If you move the slide bar to the left to reduce the extension amount, a border may appear.
  • Page 28 Prints the document starting with the last page first. Collate Select to print multiple copies of the document one copy at a time.
  • Page 29: Stamp/background Tab

    Stamp/Background Tab Stamp Select the check box and choose the stamp. Place stamp over text When Stamp is selected, you can select this check box. When selected, the stamp is printed over the text. Define Stamp This allows you to create new stamps, or modify details of a selected stamp.
  • Page 30 selected, the background image is printed only on the first page.
  • Page 31: Effects Tab

    Effects Tab Simulate Illustration This function manipulates color image data with certain effects. Select the check box and adjust the brightness of the image with the Contrast slide bar. Monochrome Effects Prints a color image in a single color. Select the check box and choose a color or use a custom color using Select Color.
  • Page 32 When printing several images on one page, optimization is usually applied to each image according to its requirements. However, if the image data has been manipulated using clipping, rotation or other such operations, group optimization of all images on that page is recommended.
  • Page 33: Profiles Tab

    Profiles Tab Printing Profiles This list displays the printing settings currently registered in the Profiles tab. The Current Settings profile contains the settings currently specified in the Main , Page Setup , Stamp/Background and Effects tabs. The Default Settings profile contains the factory default settings. Details Displays all the printer settings selected in Printing Profiles.
  • Page 34 button. This button is disabled when Current Settings is selected. Delete Click to delete unwanted printer settings. Select the unwanted item in the Printing Profiles list and click Delete. Current Settings and Default Settings cannot be deleted.
  • Page 35: Maintenance Tab

    Maintenance Tab Cleaning Perform Print Head Cleaning to unclog the Print Head Nozzles. Select this cleaning when the print result is unsatisfactory. Print Head Cleaning Deep Cleaning Perform a more thorough Print Head Cleaning to unclog the Print Head Nozzles. Use this function only if Cleaning has not improved the print quality.
  • Page 36 Ink Counter Reset Resets ink counter to an initial value. Click this if you did not select Yes when a confirmation message of ink tank replacement is displayed after installing a new ink tank. Select the ink tank you have just installed and click Execute.
  • Page 37 However, the effect may be small, depending on the Print Quality setting. If you use Quiet Mode, the print speed may be slower than normal. (13) Start Status Monitor Click to start the BJ Status Monitor, to check the printer status and the progress of printing jobs.
  • Page 38: Print Head Cleaning

    Print Head Cleaning If missing lines or white stripes are found in the printed nozzle check pattern, perform Print Head cleaning to unclog the Print Head Nozzles. Cleaning the Print Head consumes ink, so perform Print Head cleaning only when necessary.
  • Page 39 If the problem persists after you performed Print Head normal cleaning three times, execute Print Head deep cleaning. For details, refer to Print Head Deep Cleaning. If you pressed the Cleaning button on the Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern screen displayed after a nozzle check pattern printing, start the Print Head Cleaning procedure from 3-(3).
  • Page 40: Opening The Printer Properties Dialog Box

    In your application, select the command to print a document. The Print dialog box can usually be opened by selecting Print from the File menu. Ensure that the Canon iP90 is selected. Then click Preferences (or Properties). The Printer Properties dialog box opens.
  • Page 42: 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 Nozzles. Use this function when printed results are blurred or a color is incorrect. Note The nozzle check pattern can also be printed by pressing the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer.
  • Page 43: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Open the BJ Printer Utility dialog box. Note The BJ Printer Utility cannot be used with Bluetooth communication. Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Applications folder, and then the Utilities folder. Double-click the Printer Setup Utility icon. If you are using an OS other than Mac OS X v.10.3, double-click the Print Center icon.
  • Page 44 When with lines missing (black ink) White stripes in this pattern indicate that the Print Head of color ink requires cleaning. When white stripes appear (color ink) When cleaning is necessary, click on the Cleaning button on the Pattern Check dialog. * Click the Cleaning button, then go to Print Head Cleaning.
  • Page 46: Replacing An Ink Tank

    Replacing an Ink Tank If the print result is not improved after maintenance such as Print Head cleaning, an ink tank runs out of ink. Replace the ink tank with a new one. When replacing an ink tank, check the model number very carefully. The printer will not print properly if a wrong ink tank is used, or installed in the incorrect position.
  • Page 47 Replacing an Ink Tank When an ink tank runs out of ink, replace it using the following steps. Ensure that the printer is turned on, and then open the Print Head Cover. The Print Head Holder moves to the center. Remove the empty ink tank.
  • Page 48 Prepare a replacement tank. Unpack a new ink tank and remove the orange Protective Cap. Important Do not re-attach the Protective Cap once you have removed it. Once the Protective Cap is removed, do not touch the open ink port. Insert the ink tank.
  • Page 49 Note To maintain optimal print quality, use an ink tank within six months of its first use. Once an ink tank has been used, do not remove it from the printer and leave it out in the open. This will cause the ink tank to dry out and the printer may not function properly if it is reinstalled.
  • Page 50: Resetting The Ink Counter

    Resetting the Ink Counter When an ink tank is replaced, the ink counter must be reset. The low ink warning is only displayed properly if the ink counter is reset. Message Prompting Confirmation of Ink Tank Replacement If an ink tank is removed, the printer will output a message prompting you to confirm replacement of the ink tank at the start of the next print job.
  • Page 51 Select the replaced ink tank, and click OK. The dialog box allows you to select the replaced ink tank. When both black and color ink tanks have been replaced, select both Black and Color. If you have not replaced the ink tank with a new one, click Cancel. Resetting the Ink Counter in Printer Properties dialog box Open the Printer Properties dialog box and click the Maintenance tab.
  • Page 52 Note The BJ Printer Utility cannot be used with Bluetooth communication. Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Application folder, the Utilities folder, and then the Printer Setup Utility icon. If you are using an OS other than Mac OS X v.10.3, double-click the Print Center icon.
  • Page 53: How Low Ink Warning Setting Works

    How Low Ink Warning Setting Works The low ink warning notifies you of low ink levels during printing. The Low Ink Warning has been preset to be automatically displayed. When you reset the ink counter, it will assume the ink tank is full regardless of how much ink actually remains.
  • Page 54: How To Display Low Ink Warning Correctly

    pop-up menu. Opening the BJ Printer Utility How to Display Low Ink Warning Correctly Reset the ink counter every time you install a new ink tank The ink counter cannot work correctly unless you synchronize it with the actual ink level. The ink counter can only be adjusted when it is reset at the time a new ink tank is installed.
  • Page 55: Bj Printer Utility

    BJ Printer Utility Opening the BJ Printer Utility To open the BJ Printer Utility , follow the procedure below. Note The BJ Printer Utility cannot be used with Bluetooth communication. Double-click the hard disk icon where the printer driver was installed, the Applications folder, and then the Utilities folder.
  • Page 56 Test Print Ink Level Information Remaining Ink Level Setting Ink Saving Settings Battery Level Information Quiet Mode Custom Settings...
  • Page 57 Cleaning Click to start Print Head Cleaning. When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, cleaning the Print Heads may fix these problems. Cleaning Perform Print Head Cleaning to unclog the Print Head Nozzles. Select this cleaning when the print result is unsatisfactory. Print Head Cleaning Deep Cleaning Perform a more thorough Print Head Cleaning to unclog the Print Head...
  • Page 58: Print Head Deep Cleaning

    Print Head Deep Cleaning If print quality does not improve by standard Print Head Cleaning, try Print Head Deep Cleaning, which is a more powerful process. Print Head Deep Cleaning consumes more ink than standard Print Head Cleaning, so perform this procedure only when necessary.
  • Page 59 For details, refer to Replacing an Ink Tank. If the problem persists, a Print Head may be damaged. In this case, contact a Canon service representative. Ensure that the printer is turned on. Open the BJ Printer Utility dialog box.
  • Page 60: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head If ruled lines are displaced or a print result is unsatisfactory, Print Head Alignment is required. With the printer on, load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Move the Paper Thickness Lever (gray) to the right position. Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
  • Page 61 Click OK. Note If it is difficult to pick up the best pattern on Column H, pick a setting that produces the least noticeable vertical white stripes. Less noticeable white stripes More noticeable white stripes When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK. With the printer on, load a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder.
  • Page 62 Click Print Head Alignment. The pattern will be printed. Note Click Check Setting to print the current setting and finish the operation. Align the Print Head. Look at the print out. From the patterns, select the most even, least irregular patterns. Enter the numbers.
  • Page 63: Cleaning The Inside Of The Printer

    Cleaning the Inside of the Printer If the printed paper is smudged, the inside of the printer may be dirty. To always get best quality printing result, periodical cleaning of that part is recommended. You can clean that part in two ways: Cleaning the Bottom Plate Cleaning the Protrusions inside the Printer Important...
  • Page 64: Cleaning The Protrusions Inside The Printer

    Clean the inside of the printer in accordance with the following steps. Cleaning the Protrusions inside the Printer Ensure that the printer is turned on and there is no paper loaded in the Auto Sheet Feeder. Place A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in landscape, horizontally fold it in half, and open it. Load it in the Auto Sheet Feeder with the opened side facing up.
  • Page 65 Important Before cleaning, be sure to turned off the printer. Never touch the transparent tape. The printer may be faulty and unable to print data. * Transparent tape...
  • Page 66: Printer Driver Settings

    Photo Paper Plus Double Sided PP-101D This paper is provided with glossy coating on both sides, ensuring superior color reproduction. This paper is suitable for borderless printing. Printing Photographs Important When using Photo Paper Plus Double Sided paper, be sure to clean the inside of the printer before printing.
  • Page 67: Printing Area

    Printing Area Printing Area Note When creating a photograph or illustration data subject to borderless printing, select the same size as that of the paper you use and paste it in the editing window without providing any margin. If your application software can set margins, set the left, right, top, and bottom margins to "0 mm". For how to set margins, refer to the instruction manual for your application software.
  • Page 68 * This is available in A4/Letter, 4" x 6" /101.6 x 152.4 mm, 5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm and Credit Card paper size. Recommended printing Canon recommends that you print within this area. ( area (dark blue): Printable area (light blue): The area where it is possible to print. However, printing in this area can adversely affect the print quality or the paper feed precision.
  • Page 69 Recommended printing area Printable area Letter, Legal Size Printable Area (width x height) Letter 203.2 x 271.4 mm / 8.0 x 10.7 in Legal 203.2 x 347.6 mm / 8.0 x 13.7 in Note When Printing on Photo Paper Pro PR-101, Glossy Photo Paper GP-401, Photo Paper Plus Glossy PP-101, Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-101, Matte Photo Paper MP-101 and Photo Paper Plus Double Sided PP-101D, selection of "Borderless Printing"...
  • Page 70 Printable area...
  • Page 71: The Bj Status Monitor Is Not Displayed

    Problems Relating to Windows The BJ Status Monitor is Not Displayed Cannot Print in Background (In Windows Me or Windows 98) The BJ Status Monitor is Not Displayed In Windows Me or Windows 98, check the bi-directional setting. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu Click the Details tab, and then click the Spool Settings and ensure that the Enable bi-directional support for this printer is selected.
  • Page 72: Cannot Print Properly Through Infrared Communication

    Cannot Print Properly through Infrared Communication The required driver is not installed The installation place of the printer is not proper During infrared communication, infrared rays were interrupted or another infrared communication unit is operating nearby The requirements for infrared communications with the computer or other devices are not satisfied The infrared communication driver is inactive The printer port status is wrong (In Windows Me or Windows 98) The printer port setting is wrong...
  • Page 73 If the Infrared icon is not displayed, the infrared communication driver may not be installed. Refer to your Windows documentation. Ensure that iP90 is displayed on the Status tab. If not displayed, ensure that the printer is turned on. Bring the printer and computer closer to each other in such a manner that their infrared ports are opposed properly.
  • Page 74 Check the printer port status. Right-click My Computer and select Properties. On the Device Manager sheet, click Port (COM/LPT) (or Port (COM&LPT) ) and double-click Virtual infrared LPT port (or Infrared printer (LPT) port ). Check whether any device problem is displayed on the General (or Information) sheet. If any device problem is displayed, refer to your Windows documentation.
  • Page 75: Cannot Print Properly From The Digital Camera

    Direct are described below. Error messages and button operation may be different depending on the type of your camera. If your camera is ready for PictBridge other than Canon PictBridge and you do not know how to recover an error from the camera, check the flashing pattern of the POWER lamp on the printer.
  • Page 76: Ink Tank Is Empty

    Leave the printer for a while, plug the power cord of the printer back in the outlet, turn on the printer, and connect the camera to the printer. If the error persists, contact a Canon service representative.
  • Page 77: The Power Lamp Flashes Orange

    If this error occurs, replacement of the waste ink absorber and maintenance of the printer are required. Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, it cannot be printed until the Waste ink tank is exchanged.
  • Page 78 If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative. The Power lamp repeats the illumination sequence in which it goes out twice every 5 seconds (Bluetooth communication is used) When Bluetooth communication is used and BJ Status Monitor is active with the printer power on, the green Power lamp repeats the illumination sequence in which it goes out twice every 5 seconds even if nothing is printed.
  • Page 79: Paper Does Not Feed Properly Or Paper Jams

    Paper Does Not Feed Properly Confirm the paper conditions. If using a non-Canon brand media, ensure that the paper is not too thick (less than 105 gsm/less than 28 lbs). Ensure that the paper is not too thin (more than 64 gsm/more than 17 lbs).
  • Page 80 automatically. After removing all paper, close the Print Head Cover. Reload the paper into the printer and press the RESUME/CANCEL button. Note When reloading the paper into the printer, refer to "Paper Does Not Feed Properly" to ensure that you are using the correct paper and are loading it into the printer correctly.
  • Page 81: Printing Media

    * non-Canon branded paper Weight 64 to 105 gsm (17 to 28 lb) Do not use paper heavier than this (except for supported Canon-brand media), as it could jam in the paper. Types The following types of media can be used.
  • Page 82 Glossy Photo Paper GP-401 High Resolution Paper HR-101N Photo Paper Plus Double Sided PP-101D T-Shirt Transfers TR-301 Transparencies CF-102 Photo Stickers PS-101 Envelopes Important Put unused papers back into the package, and store them avoiding high temperature, humid and direct sunlight.
  • Page 83: Photo Paper Pro

    Photo Paper Pro PR-101 This is a thick paper with a treated surface that enhances gloss and provides superior color reproduction. It is ideal for printing high quality photographs. This media is available in A4/Letter and 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm sizes. Loading Load the paper with the glossier side facing up.
  • Page 85: Photo Paper Plus Glossy

    Photo Paper Plus Glossy PP-101 This is a thick paper with a glossy water-resistant coating and provides superior color reproduction. It is ideal for printing high quality photographs. This media is available in A4/Letter, 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm and 5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm sizes.
  • Page 86 Note When you use Borderless Printing, create the data by using the same size as the paper size, and paste the data so that it fills the editing screen without leaving any margins. If you are using an application that allows you to set margins, set the left, right, top and bottom margins to 0 mm or 0 inches. For instructions on setting margins, refer to the user's manual for your application.
  • Page 87: Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss

    Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-101 This is a matte water-resistant paper and provides superior color reproduction. It is ideal for printing high quality photographs. This media is available in A4/Letter and 4" x 6"/101.6 x 152.4 mm sizes. Loading Load the paper with the side that does not have logos facing up. A maximum of 5 sheets of A4/Letter paper can be loaded at once.
  • Page 88 Note When you use Borderless Printing, create the data by using the same size as the paper size, and paste the data so that it fills the editing screen without leaving any margins. If you are using an application that allows you to set margins, set the left, right, top and bottom margins to 0 mm or 0 inches. For instructions on setting margins, refer to the user's manual for your application.
  • Page 89: Matte Photo Paper

    Matte Photo Paper MP-101 This is a thick matte water-resistant paper and provides superior color reproduction. It is suitable for a variety of printing purposes such as paper crafts, calendars and photos with matte finish. This media is available in A4/Letter sizes. Loading Load the paper with the whiter side facing up.
  • Page 90: Glossy Photo Paper

    Glossy Photo Paper GP- 401 This paper is thicker than High Resolution Paper and has a glossy printing surface to produce printouts close to photograph quality. This media is available in A4/Letter, 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm and Credit Card sizes. Loading Load the paper with the whiter side facing up.
  • Page 91: High Resolution Paper Hr-101n

    High Resolution Paper HR-101N This type of paper provides better color reproduction than plain paper. It is suitable for printing business documents that feature graphics, and printing photographs. This media is available in A4 / Letter size. Loading Load the paper with the whiter side facing up. Do not load paper higher than the limit mark.
  • Page 92: T-shirt Transfers

    T-Shirt Transfers TR-301 This paper is used to create iron-on transfers. The image is printed backwards when Media Type is set to T-Shirt Transfers in the printer driver. Note For the customers in the United States, use the T-Shirt Transfers TR-101. Loading Load the paper with the side that does not have green lines facing up.
  • Page 93: Transparencies

    Transparencies CF-102 This film is ideal for printing presentation material for use with overhead projectors. Loading Place one sheet of plain A4/Letter paper under the transparencies in the Auto Sheet Feeder. A maximum of 10 sheets can be loaded at once. Set the Paper Thickness Lever (gray) to the right.
  • Page 94: Photo Stickers

    Photo Stickers PS-101 Photo Stickers PS-101 is a peel-and-stick sheet that allows you to make your original stickers using your favorite photo. It is a glossy sheet and is highly resistant to water. On each sheet, you can print 16 photo stickers with excellent printing quality.
  • Page 95: Preparation For Printing

    Envelopes Use either European DL or US Com. #10 size envelopes. Preparation for Printing Press down on all four corners and edges of the envelopes to flatten them as shown in 2 below. If the envelopes are curled, hold the opposite corners and gently bend them in the opposite direction.
  • Page 96 Set the Paper Thickness Lever (gray) to the left. Note If the envelopes do not feed properly, even after removing curl, clean the Paper Feed Roller. Paper Does Not Feed Properly or Paper Jams Also, if you decrease the number of paper loaded, it may be fed successfully. Printer Driver Settings Media Type: Envelope Page Size: Select either DL Env.
  • Page 97: Checking The Status Of The Printer

    The BJ Status Monitor launches automatically when data is sent to the printer. When launched, the BJ Status Monitor appears as an icon on the Task Bar. Click the Canon iP90 button (or BJ Status Monitor) on the Task Bar. The BJ Status Monitor appears.
  • Page 99 Printer Setup Utility (or Print Center) The Printer Setup Utility (or Print Center) allows you to check the progress of your print job. If you are using an OS other than Mac OS X v.10.3, you can use the Print Center to check the progress of your print job.
  • Page 100 The status of the printer and information about the document being printed are displayed. Information about the documents being printed and queued for printing is displayed..Cancels printing of the specified document..Pauses printing of the specified document..Resumes printing of the specified document..Pauses printing of all documents.
  • Page 101 Printer Driver Functions Opening the Page Setup Dialog Box To open the Page Setup dialog box, select Page Setup from the File menu in your application program. The displays on the Page Setup dialog box are changed by pop-up menus that you can scroll through. From the Settings pop-up menu, you can select the following items.
  • Page 102 Quality & Media (Print Dialog Box) Color Options (Print Dialog Box) Special Effects (Print Dialog Box) Borderless Printing (Print Dialog Box) Margin (Print Dialog Box) Summary (Print Dialog Box)
  • Page 103 Page Attributes (Page Setup Dialog Box) If you select Page Attributes from Settings in the Page Setup dialog box, you can change the paper size and scaling options. Format for Select the name of the printer you are using. Paper Size Select the paper size for the print job.
  • Page 104 Custom Paper Size (Page Setup Dialog Box) If you select Custom Paper Size from Settings in the Page Setup dialog box, you can specify nonstandard paper sizes. Summary A list of all saved paper sizes is displayed. Click to enter the name of the new paper size. First, Untitled will be added to Summary , then you can enter any paper size name.
  • Page 105 the Page Setup dialog box. Paper Size Set the height and width of the custom paper size. The ranges your printer can handle are 3.39 to 23.0 in. (86.0 to 584.2 mm) for height and 2.13 to 8.50 in. (54.0 to 215.9 mm) for width. Printer Margins Set the margins for the custom paper size.
  • Page 106 Summary (Page Setup Dialog Box) If you select Summary from Settings in the Page Setup dialog box, you can check the settings of the page attributes. Page Attributes Summary Displays the contents of the settings specified in the Page Setup dialog box.
  • Page 107 Copies & Pages (Print Dialog Box) If you select Copies & Pages from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can set the number of copies to print, collated printing, and a range for printing pages. Printer Select the name of the printer you are using. If you select Edit Printer List , the Print Center starts.
  • Page 108 Previews the appearance of the document to be printed, before printing.
  • Page 109 Layout (Print Dialog Box) If you select Layout from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can specify the page layout printing settings. Pages per Sheet Select the number of pages of the document to appear on one page. Layout Direction If you select more than 2 pages to be printed at a reduced size on one page, select the page order.
  • Page 110 Output Options (Print Dialog Box) If you select Output Options from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can save the document as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Save as File If you check the Save as File check box, you can select PDF as Format.
  • Page 111 Paper Handling (Print Dialog Box) (Mac OS X v.10.3 Only) If you select Paper Handling from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can specify the page printing order and the pages to be printed out. Reverse page order A document having multiple pages is printed starting with the last page.
  • Page 112 ColorSync (Print Dialog Box) (Mac OS X v.10.3 Only) If you select ColorSync from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can adjust color using ColorSync. Color Conversion Select Standard to perform color management with the application. Select In Printer to perform color management with the printer. Quartz Filter Selecting a Quartz Filter allows you to change only the print result without changing the document data.
  • Page 113 Quality & Media (Print Dialog Box) If you select Quality & Media from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can specify the settings for basic printing appropriate to your printer. Media Type Ensure that this setting matches the media loaded in the printer. Print Mode Select the print mode appropriate to your document.
  • Page 114 This control appears when you select Detailed Setting from Print Mode. Set halftoning method. Select either Dither or Diffusion ink dot configurations. Dither is a suitable method to print pictures and graphs where you wish to clearly define the difference between colors. Diffusion is a suitable method to print graphics and photographs where there are subtle color gradations.
  • Page 115 Color Options (Print Dialog Box) If you select Color Options from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can adjust the colors on your document as you like. Color Correction Select a Color Correction method: BJ Standard , ColorSync , or None.
  • Page 116 strengthens the color, and moving it to the left weakens the color. Intensity Move the slide bar to adjust the print intensity. Moving the bar to the right makes the printing darker, and moving it to the left makes the printing lighter.
  • Page 117 Special Effects (Print Dialog Box) If you select Special Effects from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can edit or optimize photos and other graphics data. Simulate Illustration This function manipulates color images with certain effects. Adjust the brightness of the image with the Contrast slide bar.
  • Page 118 with the Photo Noise Reduction function. Using this function with photographs other than those taken with a digital camera may cause the images to be disturbed.
  • Page 119 Borderless Printing (Print Dialog Box) If you select Borderless Printing from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can print the entire paper surface, so that no margins are left on the four sides of the paper. Amount of Extension When you select Borderless Printing, the sections that extend beyond the paper are not printed because the image is enlarged to a paper size slightly larger than the paper size.
  • Page 120 Margin (Print Dialog Box) If you select Margin from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can set a staple margin. Stapling Side Select a stapling side from Left, Right, Top, and Bottom. Margin Specify the staple margin with a value between 0 mm and 30 mm.
  • Page 121 Summary (Print Dialog Box) If you select Summary from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, you can confirm the print settings made in the Print dialog box. Summary A summary of the print settings is displayed.
  • Page 122: Test Print

    Test Print If you print the Nozzle Check pattern, you can check whether the Print Head Nozzles are ejecting ink properly. If colors are not printing properly, the Print Head Alignment may improve the problem. Nozzle Check Prints a nozzle check pattern to ensure that the Print Head Nozzles are ejecting ink properly.
  • Page 123 Ink Level Information Displays the remaining level of ink in the printer you are using. Ink Level Displays the ink level. About Ink Click to display the ink tanks information of your printer. Update Click to check the current remaining ink level.
  • Page 124 Remaining Ink Level Setting When you replace the ink tank or you wish to see the Ink Level Information, follow the procedure below. Ink Counter Reset Resets the ink counter to an initial value. If you click here, the Ink Counter Reset panel opens.
  • Page 126 Ink Saving Settings You can be set as the mode which saves black ink. Moreover, when a black ink tank is empty and a new tank is not immediately available, you can change to the mode which can be printed only in color ink as an emergency measure.
  • Page 127 Battery Level Information Displays the charge level of the battery in your printer. Remaining Battery Level Displays the battery level. Update Click to check the current remaining battery level.
  • Page 128: Quiet Mode

    Quiet Mode You can reduce the printing noise. Do not use quiet mode The printing noise will be normal level. Use quiet mode Reduces the printing noise. Use quiet mode within specified time You can set the times during which the silent function is to be used. Note Sound reduction is not as effective when certain printing options are selected.
  • Page 129: Custom Settings

    Custom Settings Changes the printer mode. Auto Power Off Setting This allows you to turn the printer off when no data is sent to the printer for a certain period of time. Ink Drying Wait Time You can set the time between printing pages. Moving the slide bar to the right lengthens the time and moving it to the left reduces the time between printing pages.
  • Page 131: Routine Maintenance

    Routine Maintenance When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect When printing becomes faint or colors are incorrect, the Print Head Nozzles are probably clogged. Follow the procedures below to clean the nozzles. Note Before Performing Maintenance Push the on the ink tank to ensure that it is firmly snapped into place. Replacing an Ink Tank Setting the Print Quality setting to High for Windows or Fine for Macintosh with the printer driver may improve the print quality.
  • Page 132 If the pattern is printed normally, click Exit. If the print quality is poor, perform Print Head Cleaning. Step 2 Print Head Cleaning If the problem remains after performing Print Head Cleaning three times Step 3 Print Head Deep Cleaning If the problem still remains Step 4 Replacing an Ink Tank...
  • Page 133 If ruled lines are printed misaligned when printed, adjust the Print Head position. Aligning the Print Head If ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, a Print Head may be worn out. In this case, contact a Canon service representative.
  • Page 134: Printer Does Not Start Or Stops During Print Jobs

    Printer Does Not Start or Stops During Print Jobs Printing Does Not Start Printing Stops Before It is Completed Printer Moves But The Ink Is Not Ejected Print Head Holder Does Not Move to the Center Printing Does Not Start Ensure that the printer is turned on.
  • Page 135: Printing Stops Before It Is Completed

    Ensure that the correct printer driver is selected. In Windows, ensure that the Canon iP90 is selected in the Print dialog box. In Macintosh, ensure that the Canon iP90 is selected in the Printer Setup Utility (or Print Center ). Note In Windows, you can set the Canon iP90 as the default printer.
  • Page 136 If the problem is not resolved by cleaning the Print Head several times, replace either of ink tanks. If Print Quality still remains poor, the Print Head may be worn out. Contact a Canon service representative. When installing an ink tank, press the button of the ink tank until it clicks into place.
  • Page 137: Print Quality Is Poor

    In Macintosh, select Quality & Media from the pop-up menu in the Print dialog box, and then click Printing a top-quality photo or Printing tables and charts. If glossy photo paper other than Canon speciality media is used, select Other Photo Paper from Media Type.
  • Page 138: Align The Print Head

    If print quality still remains poor, the Print Head may be worn out. Contact a Canon service representative. Ensure that you are printing on the correct side of the media.
  • Page 139: Printed Paper Curls Or Ink Blots

    In the printer driver settings, select a higher Print Quality setting. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box from your Application Program On the Main tab, click High for the Print Quality setting. Open the Print dialog box. Opening the Print Dialog Box Select Quality &...
  • Page 140: Clean The Inside Of The Printer

    Ensure that you are using a suitable paper. The paper weight must be less than 105 gsm (28 lbs). If you use non-Canon brand paper heavier than 105 gsm (28 lbs), the Print Head may scratch the printed surface. Print with the correct paper.
  • Page 141 Check the printing paper if paper curl is corrected within approximately 2 to 5 mm*2. It is recommended to print the curl-corrected paper one sheet at a time. When printing on thick paper, set the Paper Thickness Lever (gray) to the left. This widens the gap between the Print Head and the paper.
  • Page 142: Colors Are Uneven Or Streaked

    Open the Print dialog box. Opening the Print Dialog Box Select Quality & Media from the pop-up menu and then click Detailed Setting. Drag the Print Quality slide bar to the Fine end. Colors are Uneven or Streaked Increase the Print Quality setting in the printer driver settings. Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
  • Page 143: Troubleshooting

    Ensure that there are no problems with the Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM In Windows, use Explorer to ensure that the CD-ROM can be read. In Macintosh, check that the CD-ROM icon is visible. If there is a problem with the CD-ROM, contact a Canon service representative.
  • Page 145: Uninstalling Printer Drivers

    When you want to delete printer driver or install it again, uninstall a printer driver with the following steps. Important When a printer driver is uninstalled in this method, all the printer drivers manufactured by Canon which have already been installed in the computer are uninstalled.
  • Page 146 Restart your computer.
  • Page 147 Deleting Selected Printers Follow the steps described below to delete the unnecessary printer from the printer list. The printer drivers which have been installed on your computer can be left. Open the Printer Setup Utility (or Print Center ). Printer Setup Utility (or Print Center) Select the BJ printer you want to delete on the printer list.
  • Page 148 When the message prompting you to restart your computer is displayed, click OK to restart your computer. Double-Click the Applications folder in the hard disk. Double-click the Canon Utilities , and drag the iP90 Manual icon into the Trash. Drag the On-screen Manuals (iP90 Photo Application Guide, iP90 User's Guide, iP90 Bluetooth Unit BU-10 User's Guide) on the desktop into the Trash.
  • Page 149 Infrared / Bluetooth Connection Print Settings Note The screens in this section refer to Mac OS X 10.3.4 operation. The equivalent screens may vary slightly depending on your operating system. To see a description of the Canon iP90 Setup Utility, click the button.
  • Page 150: Pictbridge Print Settings

    PictBridge Print Settings PitctBridge Print Settings This field displays the media type, paper size, borderless (full) printing On/Off, and automatic image optimize On/Off for printing from a PictBridge compliant device. Change Clicking this button displays the PictBridge dialog, allowing you to change the settings for printing from a PictBridge compliant device.
  • Page 151 The media type selected in Printing Type is displayed. If you selected Custom in Printing Type, you can select a media type from among Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Plus Glossy and Plain Paper. Paper Size The paper size selected in Printing Type is displayed. If you selected Custom in Printing Type, you can select a paper size from among 4 x 6 in 101.6 x 152.4 mm, 5 x 7 in 127.0 x 177.8 mm, Letter, Credit Card and A4 size.
  • Page 152 Infrared/Bluetooth connection Print Settings Photo Print Settings This field displays the media type, paper size, layout, and borderless (full) printing On/Off selected for printing via infrared and Bluetooth communication. Change Clicking this button displays the Photo Printing dialog, allowing you to change the settings for photo printing.
  • Page 153 Printing Type Select a type (layout) of print to be made via infrared and Bluetooth communication. To specify a media type, paper size, and borderless (full) printing On/Off individually, select Custom. Media Type The media type selected in Printing Type is displayed. If you selected Custom in Printing Type, you can select a media type from among Photo Paper Pro and Photo Paper Plus Glossy.
  • Page 154 Document Printing Dialog Printing Type Select a type (layout) of document to be printed via infrared and Bluetooth communication. Media Type Plain paper is selected for document printing. Paper Size The paper size selected in Printing Type is displayed. Layout Normal-size is selected for document printing.
  • Page 155 Option Settings Dialog Time difference with GMT You can change the time difference with GMT. Language You can select a printing language from among West European, East European and Cyrillic.
  • Page 156 Infrared/Bluetooth connection Print Settings Photo Print Settings This field displays the media type, paper size, layout, and borderless (full) printing On/Off selected for printing via infrared and Bluetooth communication. Change Clicking this button displays the Photo Printing dialog, allowing you to change the settings for photo printing.
  • Page 157 Printing Type Select a type (layout) of print to be made via infrared and Bluetooth communication. To specify a media type, paper size, and borderless (full) printing On/Off individually, select Custom. Media Type The media type selected in Printing Type is displayed. If you selected Custom in Printing Type, you can select a media type from among Photo Paper Pro and Photo Paper Plus Glossy.
  • Page 158 Document Printing Dialog Printing Type Select a type (layout) of the document to be printed via infrared and Bluetooth communication. Media Type Plain paper is selected for document printing. Paper Size The paper size selected in Printing Type is displayed. Layout Normal-size is selected for document printing.
  • Page 159 Option Settings Dialog Time difference with GMT You can change the time difference with GMT. Language You can select a printing language from among West European, East European and Cyrillic.
  • Page 160 PictBridge Print Settings PitctBridge Print Settings This field displays the media type, paper size, borderless (full) printing On/Off, and automatic image optimize On/Off for printing from a PictBridge compliant device. Change Clicking this button displays the PictBridge dialog, allowing you to change the settings for printing from a PictBridge compliant device.
  • Page 161 On/Off, and automatic image optimize On/Off, select Custom. Media Type The media type selected in Printing Type is displayed. If you selected Custom in Printing Type, you can select a media type from among Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Plus Glossy and Plain Paper. Paper Size The paper size selected in Printing Type is displayed.
  • Page 162 Infrared / Bluetooth Connection Print Settings Note The screens in this section refer to Windows XP SP2 operation. The equivalent screens may vary slightly depending on your operating system. To see a description of the Canon iP90 Setup Utility, click the Help button.
  • Page 163 Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Function of the Canon iP90 Setup Utility The Canon iP90 Setup Utility is used to set up the media type, size and print layout to print via infrared communication or PictBridge compliant devices. Installing the printer driver using the Easy Install button in the Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM will automatically install the Canon iP90 Setup Utility.
  • Page 164 Lamp is on. Double-Click the Applications folder in the hard disk where the printer driver is installed, then Canon iP90 Setup Utility folder, and then Canon iP90 Setup Utility icon. Click the mode setting tab on the screen. Select to change the default settings when you print from a PictBridge compliant device.
  • Page 165: An Error Message Is Displayed On The Screen

    Open the Printer Properties dialog box. Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu Click the Ports tab (or Details tab), and then select MPUSBPRNnn (Canon iP90) or USBnnn (Canon iP90) ("n" represents a number) in the Print to the following port.
  • Page 166: Low Ink Warning Displays Ink Tank With

    Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu Click the Details tab. Click Spool Settings, and then select Print directly to the printer. There may be a problem in the printer driver. Uninstall the printer driver and then reinstall it.
  • Page 167: Other Error Messages

    Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu Click the Maintenance tab and then click Low Ink Warning Setting icon. Clear the check box of Display low ink warning off and click Send. When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK. Clear the check box of Display the Remaining Ink Level to stop displaying the ink level.
  • Page 168 Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to clear the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative. *The waste ink absorber absorbs ink used during cleaning, for example. When you experience this error, you will need to call for servicing to replace the waste ink absorber and to check the printer for proper operation.
  • Page 169: Transporting Printer

    Transporting Printer When relocating the printer or storing the printer for a long period of time, pack the printer using the original packing materials. If you do not have the original packing materials, pack the printer carefully using in protective material and place inside a sturdy box.
  • Page 170: Traveling Abroad With The Printer

    Fill Out the CIWS Card Fill out the CIWS Card (Canon International Warranty System) with the date of purchase and the name of where the printer was purchased. Carry this warranty card with you when you travel, so you can request repairs or servicing of the printer at your destination.
  • Page 171: Specifications

    Max Speed (Custom Setting 5): 12 ppm Standard: 7.2 ppm Print width: 203.2 mm max. (8.0 in) (for Borderless Printing: 215.9 mm/8.5 in) Resident print control mode: Canon extended mode Receive buffer: 42 KB Interface: USB/IrDA Ver.1.1/Direct Print Port/Bluetooth Ver.1.1 (option) Acoustic noise level: Approx.
  • Page 172 Letter, Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss A4 / Letter, Glossy Photo Paper A4 / Letter, Plain Paper A4 / Letter), Credit Card (Glossy Photo Paper) *If using a Canon PictBridge-compatible camera, you can select it. Paper type Default (Photo Paper Plus Glossy), Photo...
  • Page 173 Trimming Off (No trimming) Image optimize Default (Exif Print), "VIVID"*, "NR" (Noise Reduction)*, "VIVID+NR"* *If using a Canon PictBridge-compatible camera, you can select it. Date print Default (Off: No printing) BJ Printer Driver System Requirements Use a Macintosh series computer...
  • Page 174 Index A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W About Ink AC Adapter Connector Add to Profiles Aligning the Print Head Amount of Extension (Printer Driver Functions (Macintosh)) Amount of Extension (Printer Driver Functions (Windows)) Auto Power Off Setting (BJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)) Auto Power (Printer Driver Functions (Windows))
  • Page 175 Copies Custom Settings (BJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)) Custom Settings (Printer Driver Functions (Windows)) Deep Cleaning (BJ Printer Utility (Macintosh)) Deep Cleaning (Print Head Deep Cleaning) Deep Cleaning (Printer Driver Functions (Windows)) Define Stamp Delete (Printer Driver Functions (Macintosh)) Delete (Printer Driver Functions (Windows)) Deleting Selected Printers Description Details...
  • Page 176 Layout (Document Printing Dialog (Macintosh)) Layout (Document Printing Dialog (Windows)) Layout (Photo Printing Dialog (Macintosh)) Layout (Photo Printing Dialog (Windows)) Layout Direction Low Ink Warning Setting (How Low Ink Warning Setting Works) Low Ink Warning Setting (Printer Driver Functions (Windows)) Main Tab Maintenance Tab Margin...
  • Page 177 Photo Optimizer PRO Photo Paper Plus Double Sided PP-101D Photo Paper Plus Glossy PP-101 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-101 Photo Paper Pro PR-101 Photo Print Settings (Macintosh) Photo Print Settings (Windows) Photo Stickers PS-101 PictBridge Print Settings (Macintosh) PictBridge Print Settings (Windows) Place stamp over text Poster Printing POWER Button...
  • Page 178 Quiet Mode (Printer Driver Functions (Windows)) Remaining Battery Level Remaining Ink Level Indicator Setting Replacing an Ink Tank RESUME/CANCEL Button Retrieve from Profiles Reverse Order Reverse page order Safety Precautions Save Save as File Save as PDF Save Black Ink Scale Scaled Printing Select Background...
  • Page 179 When Printing Becomes Faint or Colors are Incorrect...
  • Page 180 Front View Operation Panel Rear View Inside the Printer Further Printing Techniques Printing Media Checking the Status of the Printer Routine Maintenance Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Troubleshooting Appendix Index Paper Support Open before printing to support paper. Paper Guide...
  • Page 181 Auto Sheet Feeder Load paper here. Paper feeds automatically, one sheet at a time. Direct Print Port Connects the printer to a Canon digital camera/PictBridge compliant camera. IrDA Interface Port Connects the printer to a computer through a wireless IrDA connection.
  • Page 182 Checking the Status of the Printer prints. Routine Maintenance Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility The photo applications are included in the Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM that comes with the Troubleshooting printer. You can install the Easy-PhotoPrint program. Just go to your setup guide and follow the Appendix instructions.
  • Page 183 Store the photographs you took with your digital camera in a folder on the hard disk. This section describes how to print photographs stored in the folder on the hard disk. Click Start , select All Programs (or Programs ), Canon Utilities , Easy-PhotoPrint , and then Easy- PhotoPrint.
  • Page 184 *1 Guidance *2 Thumbnail *3 Folder window Click [ ] on the thumbnail of the photograph you want to print and specify the number of copies. *1 Increases the number of copies. *2 Displays the specified number of copies. *3 Decreases the number of copies. Note Clicking the Correct/Enhance button on the Image Selection tab allows you to edit...
  • Page 185 Select the paper. Click the Paper Selection tab. Select the size of the paper you use from Paper Size. Select the type of the paper you use from Media Type. Select the layout. Click the Layout/Print tab. Select Borderless (full). Note Clicking the Correct/Enhance button on the Layout/Print tab allows you to edit...
  • Page 186 Load the media specified in the Paper Selection tab. Click Print. Click Print. When the confirmation message is displayed, click OK. Click Print in the Print dialog box.
  • Page 187 Checking the Status of the Printer Folded, curled or wrinkled paper Routine Maintenance Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Damp paper Troubleshooting Paper that is too thin (less than 64 gsm / 17 lb)
  • Page 188 * non-Canon branded paper Weight 64 to 105 gsm (17 to 28 lb) Do not use paper heavier than this (except for supported Canon-brand media), as it could jam in the paper. Types The following types of media can be used.
  • Page 189 Envelopes Important Put unused papers back into the package, and store them avoiding high temperature, humid and direct sunlight.
  • Page 190 The BJ Status Monitor launches automatically when data is sent to the printer. When launched, the BJ Status Monitor appears as an icon on the Task Bar. Click the Canon iP90 button (or BJ Status Monitor) on the Task Bar. The BJ Status Monitor appears.
  • Page 191 Note To open the BJ Status Monitor when the printer is not printing, click the Maintenance tab in the Printer Properties dialog box and click the Start Status Monitor button. Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box When errors occur The error message dialog is automatically displayed when an error occurs, e.g. if the printer runs out of paper or if the ink is low.
  • Page 192 Aligning the Print Head Replacing an Ink Tank Replacing an Ink Tank Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Setting the Print Quality setting to High for Windows or Fine for Macintosh with the printer driver may improve the print quality. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 193 If ruled lines are printed misaligned when printed, adjust the Print Head position. Aligning the Print Head If ink tank replacement does not resolve the problem, a Print Head may be worn out. In this case, contact a Canon service representative.
  • Page 194 Further Printing Techniques Printing Media Checking the Status of the Printer The Canon iP90 Setup Utility is used to set up the media type, size and print layout to print via infrared Routine Maintenance communication or PictBridge compliant devices. Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Function of the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Installing the printer driver using the Easy Install button in the Setup Software &...
  • Page 195 Canon iP90 Setup Utility. Or, double-click the Canon iP90 Setup Utility icon on the desktop. Click the mode setting tab on the screen. Select to change the default settings when you print from a PictBridge compliant device. Select to set up the print settings when you print via an infrared and Bluetooth communication.
  • Page 196 Canon iP90 Setup Utility folder, and then Canon iP90 Setup Utility icon. Click the mode setting tab on the screen. Select to change the default settings when you print from a PictBridge compliant device. Select to set up the print settings when you print via an infrared and Bluetooth communication.
  • Page 197 Printing Media Checking the Status of the Printer Ensure the installation procedure Routine Maintenance Using the Canon iP90 Setup Utility Close any other applications, including anti-virus software, before installation Troubleshooting Cannot Install Printer Driver If the Installer for the printer driver does not start up automatically when you insert the Setup Print Quality is Poor Software &...
  • Page 198 Ensure that there are no problems with the Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM In Windows, use Explorer to ensure that the CD-ROM can be read. In Macintosh, check that the CD-ROM icon is visible. If there is a problem with the CD-ROM, contact a Canon service representative.
  • Page 199 Appendix Printing Area Recommended printing Canon recommends that you print within this area. ( Deleting Selected Printers area (dark blue): Uninstalling Printer Drivers Printable area (light blue): The area where it is possible to print. However, printing in this area can adversely Uninstalling the On-screen Manual affect the print quality or the paper feed precision.
  • Page 200 175.2 x 249.0 mm / 6.9 x 9.8 in 141.2 x 202.0 mm / 5.6 x 7.9 in 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm 94.8 x 144.4 mm / 3.7 x 5.7 in 5" x 7" / 127.0 x 177.8 mm 120.2 x 169.8 mm / 4.7 x 6.7 in Credit Card 47.2 x 78.0 mm / 1.86 x 3.07 in Note...
  • Page 201 Legal 203.2 x 347.6 mm / 8.0 x 13.7 in Note When Printing on Photo Paper Pro PR-101, Glossy Photo Paper GP-401, Photo Paper Plus Glossy PP-101, Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-101, Matte Photo Paper MP-101 and Photo Paper Plus Double Sided PP-101D, selection of "Borderless Printing" enables you to make prints with no margins.
  • Page 202 Printable area...
  • Page 203 FAQS Printing is Blurred/Colors are Wrong Printer Moves But The Ink Is Not Ejected Cannot Install Printer Driver Printing Does Not Start The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange Error Writing/Output to USBnnn or MPUSBPRNnn Colors are Unclear Paper Jams Paper Does Not Feed Properly White Streaks...
  • Page 204 This manual refers to Windows XP Service Pack 2 (hereafter, called Windows XP SP2) and Mac OS X v.10.3.x operation. The operations may vary slightly depending on your operating system. Note The Bluetooth unit is not available to some regions due to the law of the countries or the regulations. For details, countact your local Canon service representative.
  • Page 205: How To Read This Manual

    How to Read This Manual Let's take a look at how to read this manual. For instructions on how to use the browser, refer to the User's Guide or Help topics of the browser you use. Manual Configuration This manual consists of three screens: Contents, Menu, and Description screen. Contents screen Menu screen Description screen...
  • Page 206 Using The Menu Screen Index: Clicking this option will display a list of indexes in the Description screen. Contents: Clicking this option will display a complete contents of titles of this manual. FAQs: Clicking this option will display frequently asked questions. Using the Description Screen...
  • Page 207 Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. PIXMA is a trademark of Canon Inc. PhotoRecord is a trademark of Canon Information System Research Australia. Macintosh, Mac and the Mac logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.
  • Page 208 IrDA Feature Trademark and IrDA Logo are owned by the Infrared Data Association. ® The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon, Inc. is under licence. All other product and brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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