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Laser Beam Printer
User's Guide
User's Guide
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  • Page 1 Laser Beam Printer User's Guide User's Guide IMPORTANT: Read this manual carefully before using your printer. Save this manual for future reference.
  • Page 2 LBP2900 Laser Printer User's Guide...
  • Page 3 Manuals for the Printer The instruction manuals for this product are arranged as follows. Read the sections that are appropriate for your goals, to let you fully utilize this product. Guides marked with this symbol are PDF manuals included on the accompanying CD-ROM. CD-ROM Installation •...
  • Page 4: How This Manual Is Organized

    Chapter 5 Troubleshooting Chapter 6 Appendix Chapter 7 Considerable effort has been made to ensure that this manual is free of inaccuracies and omissions. However, as we are constantly improving our products, if you need an exact specification, please contact Canon.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ........... . . vii How To Use This Manual .
  • Page 6 Chapter 2 Loading and Delivering Paper Paper Requirements ..........2-2 Usable Paper .
  • Page 7 Installing with Plug and Play........3-13 For Windows 2000 .
  • Page 8 Scaling a Document Automatically ......4-33 Scaling a Document Manually ....... . .4-34 Poster Printing .
  • Page 9 Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Map..........6-2 Paper Jams .
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Canon LASER SHOT LBP2900. In order to fully understand the features of this product and thus be able to use it more effectively, please be sure to fully read this instruction manual before using the product. Store this manual in a safe place after reading it.
  • Page 11: Displays Used In This Manual

    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system: Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Windows Vista operating system: Windows Vista Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system: Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Windows 7 operating system: Windows 7 Microsoft Windows operating system: Windows LASER SHOT LBP2900: LBP2900 viii...
  • Page 12: Legal Notices

    Legal Notices EMC Directive (220 - 240 V model) "This equipment has been tested in a typical system to comply with the technical requirements of EMC Directive." Use of shielded cable is necessary to comply with the technical requirements of •...
  • Page 13: Laser Safety (220 - 240 V Model)

    Laser Safety (220 - 240 V model) Laser radiation could be hazardous to the human body. For this reason, laser radiation emitted inside this printer is hermetically sealed within the protective housing and external cover. No radiation can leak from the printer in the normal operation of the product by the user.
  • Page 14: International Energy Star-program

    International Energy Star-Program As an E Partner, Canon Inc. has determined that NERGY this product meets the E Program for energy NERGY efficiency. The International E Office Equipment Program is NERGY an international program that promotes energy saving through the use of computers and other office equipment.
  • Page 15: Trademarks

    Trademarks Canon, the Canon Logo, LASER SHOT, and LBP are trademarks of Canon Inc. ® Adobe Acrobat is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Windows Server and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 16: Legal Limitations On The Usage Of Your Product And The Use Of Images

    Legal Limitations on the Usage of Your Product and the Use of Images Using your product to scan, print or otherwise reproduce certain documents, and the use of such images as scanned, printed or otherwise reproduced by your product, may be prohibited by law and may result in criminal and/or civil liability. A non-exhaustive list of these documents is set forth below.
  • Page 17: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Before using this product, make sure you read this section (Important Safety Instructions) thoroughly, and that you use the product correctly. The purpose of the warnings and cautions contained in this section is to prevent injuries to the user and other people, and to prevent damage to property.
  • Page 18: Power Supply

    CAUTION Do not install the printer on an unsteady platform, an uneven surface, or any other • unstable location, or any location subject to vibrations. If the printer falls down or the platform tips over, someone may be injured. Do not install this printer in a location where a wall or other object will block the •...
  • Page 19: Handling

    Do not use any electrical cables other than the supplied cord. Doing so may cause • fire or electrical shock. In principle, you should not connect the printer using an extension cord or connect • too many appliances to a single power outlet. However, if there is no choice but to use an extension cord or connect multiple appliances to a single power outlet, it is the responsibility of the user to take care of the following cautions.
  • Page 20 When you are moving the printer, always turn the printer and computer off, unplug • the power plug, and remove the interface cable. If you move the printer without unplugging the cables, the electrical cord and interface cable may be damaged, causing a fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 21: Maintenance And Inspections

    Maintenance and Inspections WARNING Turn the printer and computer off, disconnect the USB cable and remove the power • plug from the wall when you are cleaning the printer. Failure to do so may cause fire or electrical shock. When cleaning the printing, always use a cloth dipped in plain water or water •...
  • Page 22: Consumables

    When you are clearing jammed paper from inside the printer, remove the paper gently • so that toner that is on the jammed paper does not spray out of the printer. This could lead to toner getting in your eyes or mouth. If toner gets into your eyes or mouth, wash it out immediately with cold water and consult a doctor.
  • Page 24: Before You Start Using This Printer

    Before You Start Using This Printer CHAPTER This chapter describes the major features and basic functions of this printer. Printer Features ............1-2 Component Names and Functions .
  • Page 25: Printer Features

    2400 effective dpi x 600 dpi is made possible through the Automatic Image Refinement which is unique to Canon. Furthermore, because the grayscale makes use of a dithering pattern, photographs and graphics can be printed with beautifully subtle reproduction.
  • Page 26 ■ Simple Maintenance and Printer Status Window The toner cartridges made for this printer (Canon Genuine Cartridge) are designed as a single part containing both toner and the light sensitive drum, so that they can be easily replaced.
  • Page 27: Component Names And Functions

    Component Names and Functions This section describes the names and functions of each component of the printer so that you can use the printer properly and make full use of all of the printer's features. CAUTION Do not install this printer in a location where a wall or other object will block the ventilation slots in the printer.
  • Page 28: Front View

    Front View a a a a Top Cover e e e e Rear Paper Guide This cover needs to be opened to replace the toner Adjust this to suit the loaded paper to keep the rear cartridge or to clear paper jams. (See p. 5-3, p. 6-6) edge of the paper aligned.
  • Page 29: Rear View

    Rear View a a a a Ventilation Slots d d d d Rating Label These are ventilation slots for cooling the internal This also shows the electrical current rating and parts of the printer. Do not block or obstruct the average electrical current consumption.
  • Page 30: Inside The Printer

    Inside the Printer a a a a Toner Cartridge Guide b b b b Transfer Roller When you install the toner cartridge, make sure that This is a very important part of the printer that the protrusions on the edges of the cartridge align transfers toner onto the paper during printing.
  • Page 31: Indicators And The Paper Key

    Indicators and the Paper Key a a a a Power Indicator b b b b Paper Indicator / Paper Key This light turns on when the power is on. This flashes when the printer runs out of paper or when the paper does not feed properly. After refilling a paper tray, press this key to restart printing.
  • Page 32: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting the Power Cord This section explains how to connect the power cord to the printer. Refer to "Important Safety Instructions," on p. xiv before connecting the printer. Connecting the Power Cord WARNING Do not scratch, break or modify the power cord. Do not place heavy items on •...
  • Page 33 CAUTION Do not use a power source with a voltage other than that indicated. Doing so • may cause fire or electrical shock. When you unplug the power cord, make sure you hold the cord by the plug. If • you pull on the cord itself, the cord may experience damage such as exposure of the core wires or an open circuit, and electrical current flowing out of the damaged section can cause fires or electrical shock.
  • Page 34 Plug the power plug into the AC power outlet. Connecting the Power Cord 1-11...
  • Page 35: Connecting To A Computer

    IMPORTANT This printer uses bidirectional communication. Operation of the printer when connected via unidirectional communication equipment has not been tested. As a result, Canon cannot guarantee printer operation when the printer is connected using unidirectional print servers, USB hubs and switching devices.
  • Page 36 Open the USB cover. Connect the B-type (square) end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear side of the printer, and close the USB cover. Connecting to a Computer 1-13...
  • Page 37 Connect the A-type (flat) end of the USB cable to the USB port on the computer. NOTE If you are not sure about the USB cable that is supported by your computer, contact the store where you purchased the computer. 1-14 Connecting to a Computer...
  • Page 38: Turning The Printer On And Off

    Turning the Printer On and Off The printer can be turned on and off using the power switch on the left side of the printer body. To avoid running into unexpected problems, be sure to correctly memorize this procedure. Turning the Printer On To begin using the printer, press the "...
  • Page 39: Turning The Printer Off

    The printer Power Indicator turns on and the printer runs a self-diagnostic test. If there are no errors in the self-diagnostic test, the printer is ready to print. Light On Turning the Printer Off Use the following procedure to turn the printer off. IMPORTANT If the printer is used on a network, make sure that it is not printing data from another •...
  • Page 40: Loading And Delivering Paper

    Loading and Delivering Paper CHAPTER This chapter describes the types of paper that can be used with this printer, and how the paper is loaded and delivered. Paper Requirements ........... . . 2-2 Usable Paper .
  • Page 41: Paper Requirements

    Paper Requirements Usable Paper To get the most out of the features of this printer, you should use the right kind of paper. If you use poor quality paper, the printing quality will deteriorate and the paper will jam easily. IMPORTANT A safety feature that prevents printer damage due to overheating, etc.
  • Page 42: Paper Types

    Paper Types You can use the following types of paper with this printer. The symbol indicates paper that can be loaded, and indicates paper that cannot be loaded. Paper Source Printer Driver Paper Type Multi-Purpose Manual Feed Setting Tray Tray Plain Paper [Plain Paper], (64 to 90 g/m...
  • Page 43: Index Card

    IMPORTANT Do not use the following types of label paper with this printer. Using label paper that meets any of these conditions may result in paper jams that are difficult to clear or may cause damage to the printer. - Peeling labels or partly used labels - Labels that peel off from the backing sheet too easily - Labels where the adhesive is exposed ■...
  • Page 44: Abbreviations Of Paper Sizes

    NOTE When printing envelopes, the envelopes may become creased. Abbreviations of Paper Sizes The following abbreviations are used for the sizes displayed on the multi-purpose tray and manual feed tray. Paper Size Paper Guide Legal Letter Executive EXEC Printable Area The printable area of this printer is as follows: ■...
  • Page 45: Paper You Cannot Use

    ■ Envelopes / Index Card Printable up to 10 mm from the edges of an envelope. You may need to adjust the printing position depending the application you are using. (Sample : Envelope COM10) 241.3 mm 10 mm 10 mm (9.50 inch) 10 mm 104.9 mm...
  • Page 46: Storing Blank Paper

    If you experience a burnt odor, immediately turn OFF the printer, unplug the power plug from the AC power outlet, and then contact your local authorized Canon dealer. Otherwise, this may result in a fire or electrical shock. Paper Requirements...
  • Page 47: Storing Printed Paper

    Storing Printed Paper When handling or storing documents printed using this printer, be careful of the following points: IMPORTANT Do not store in clear folders or with other PVC materials. This can dissolve the toner, • causing the paper to stick to the PVC material. When gluing paper, be sure to use insoluble adhesive.
  • Page 48: Paper Sources

    Paper Sources Paper Source Types This printer has the following paper sources: ■ Paper Source / Capacity Manual Feed Tray: 1 sheet Multi-Purpose Tray: Approx. 150 sheets (Plain paper: 64 g/m Manual Feed Tray Multi-Purpose Tray IMPORTANT When you are printing from the multi-purpose tray, make sure that there is no paper in the manual feed tray.
  • Page 49: Paper Source Capacities

    Paper Source Capacities Paper Source Paper Type Multi-Purpose Tray Manual Feed Tray Plain Paper (64 g/m Approx. 150 sheets 1 sheet Heavy Paper (128 g/m Approx. 60 sheets 1 sheet Transparency Approx. 100 sheets 1 sheet Label Paper Approx. 50 sheets 1 sheet Index Card 1 sheet...
  • Page 50: Paper Output

    Paper Output Output Tray Types Pages are output to the output tray on the top of the printer with the printed side facing down. Open the output tray when you are printing to the output tray. Close the output tray when you are not using the printer. CAUTION Keep your hands or clothing away from the roller in the output area.
  • Page 51: Output Tray Capacities

    If you experience a burnt odor, immediately turn OFF the printer, and then unplug the power plug from the AC power outlet and contact your local authorized Canon dealer. Otherwise, this may result in a fire or electrical shock. NOTE The output tray can hold up to approximately 100 sheets of plain paper (64 g/m ).
  • Page 52: Printing On Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Label Paper, And Transparencies

    Printing on Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Label Paper, and Transparencies This section described how to print on plain paper, heavy paper, label paper and transparencies. Refer to "Printing on Custom Paper Sizes (Non-Standard Sizes)," on p. 2-44 for details about printing on custom paper sizes. Loading the Paper Paper can be loaded into either the multi-purpose tray or the manual feed tray.
  • Page 53: Loading Paper Into The Multi-purpose Tray

    Loading Paper into the Multi-Purpose Tray Use the following procedure to load paper into the multi-purpose tray. Always load paper lengthways into the multi-purpose tray. IMPORTANT Do not touch or pull paper out of the multi-purpose tray during printing. Doing so may •...
  • Page 54 Push the side paper guides out a little wider than the actual width of the paper. Before loading transparencies or labels, fan them in small batches and align the edges. Thoroughly fan in small batches. Stand the paper on a flat surface and gently tap it a few times to align the edges.
  • Page 55 Gently load the paper with the printing side facing up until it touches the back of the tray. Make sure that the paper passes under the paper limit guides. Paper Limit Guide CAUTION When loading paper, take care not to cut your hands with the edges of the paper.
  • Page 56 If the rear edge of the paper stack is not properly aligned, it may result in misfeeds • or paper jams. If the paper is curled or folded at the corners, flatten it out before loading. • NOTE To print on letterhead paper or paper with a logo already printed on it, load the paper so that the printed side is facing up and the top of the paper is at the far end.
  • Page 57 IMPORTANT Always make sure the paper guides match the width of the paper. If the paper guides are too loose or too tight, the paper will not feed properly and this will cause paper jams. Adjust the rear paper guide to match the paper. IMPORTANT If you run out of paper and then refill the paper tray, the Paper Indicator will flash.
  • Page 58: Loading Paper Into The Manual Feed Tray

    Loading Paper into the Manual Feed Tray Use the following procedure to load paper into the manual feed tray. Always load paper lengthways into the manual feed tray. IMPORTANT You can only load a single sheet of paper in the manual feed tray. •...
  • Page 59 Gently load the paper with the printing side facing up until it touches the back of the tray. Make sure that the paper passes under the paper limit guides. Paper Limit Guide CAUTION When loading paper, take care not to cut your hands with the edges of the paper.
  • Page 60 NOTE To print on letterhead paper or paper with a logo already printed on it, load the paper so that the printed side is facing up and the top of the paper is at the far end. Slide the paper guides to fit both sides of the stack. Printing on Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Label Paper, and Transparencies 2-21...
  • Page 61: Selecting Printer Driver Settings And Printing

    IMPORTANT If you run out of paper and then refill the paper tray, the Paper Indicator will flash. • Press the (Paper Key) to resume printing. Always make sure the paper guides match the width of the paper. If the paper •...
  • Page 62 Display the [Page Setup] sheet, then set the [Page Size] setting to the size of the document that you created in the application. Set the [Output Size] setting to the size of the paper loaded in the printer as needed. Select [A4] or [Letter] if you are printing transparencies or labels.
  • Page 63 IMPORTANT If the [Page Size] and [Output Size] settings are different, the printer produces an enlarged or reduced print automatically. Display the [Paper Source] sheet, and set the [Paper Type] to the type of paper loaded in the printer. Set this to [Plain Paper] for regular paper and labels, [Heavy Paper] for thick paper, and [Transparency] for transparencies.
  • Page 64 Click [OK] to close the Properties dialog box. Click [OK] to start printing. Printing on Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Label Paper, and Transparencies 2-25...
  • Page 65: Printing On Index Card

    Printing on Index Card This section describes how to print on index cards. Loading Index Cards You can only load index cards in the manual feed tray. Loading Index Card into the Manual Feed Tray Use the following procedure to load an index card into the manual feed tray. Always load index cards lengthways into the manual feed tray.
  • Page 66 Gently load the index card with the printing side facing up until it touches the back of the tray. Make sure that the index card passes beneath the paper limit guides. Paper Limit Guide CAUTION When loading index card, take care not to cut your hands with the edges of the paper.
  • Page 67 NOTE To print on index card with a logo already printed on it, load the index card so that the printed side is facing up and the top of the index card is at the far end. Slide the paper guides to fit both sides of the index card. 2-28 Printing on Index Card...
  • Page 68: Selecting Printer Driver Settings And Printing

    IMPORTANT If you run out of index card and then refill the paper tray, the Paper Indicator will • flash. Press the (Paper Key) to resume printing. Always make sure the paper guides match the width of the index card. If the paper •...
  • Page 69 Display the [Page Setup] sheet, then set the [Page Size] setting to the size of the document that you created in the application. NOTE When you set the page size to [Index Card], the following message is displayed and the paper type is automatically changed. 2-30 Printing on Index Card...
  • Page 70 Set the [Output Size] setting to [Index Card] as necessary. Leave the setting set to [Match Page Size] when the page size and the size of the paper loaded in the multi-purpose tray are the same, since there is no need to change the setting.
  • Page 71 Click [OK] to start printing. 2-32 Printing on Index Card...
  • Page 72: Printing On Envelopes

    Printing on Envelopes This section describes how to print to envelopes. Loading Envelopes Envelopes can be loaded into either the multi-purpose tray or the manual feed tray. You can only load one envelope at a time, regardless of whether you use the multi-purpose tray or the manual feed tray.
  • Page 73: Loading Envelopes Into The Multi-purpose Tray

    The following envelopes cannot be used with this printer. Using any of these envelopes • may result in paper jams that are difficult to clear or may cause damage to the printer. - Envelopes with fasteners or snaps - Envelopes with address windows - Envelopes with adhesive on the surface - Wrinkled or creased envelopes - Poorly manufactured envelopes in which the glued parts are uneven...
  • Page 74 Push the side paper guides out a little wider than the actual width of the paper. Load the envelopes with the printing surface facing up and the flaps closed and on the left side, then gently insert them all the way to the back of the tray. Make sure that the envelopes passes under the paper limit guides.
  • Page 75 NOTE When you are printing on envelopes, load the envelopes with the paper surface (the side you want to print on) facing up, and the envelope flap on the left side. Slide the paper guides to meet both sides of the envelopes. IMPORTANT Always make sure the paper guides match the width of the paper.
  • Page 76: Loading Envelopes Into The Manual Feed Tray

    Adjust the rear paper guide to match the envelopes. IMPORTANT If you run out of envelopes and then refill the paper tray, the Paper Indicator will flash. Press the (Paper Key) to resume printing. Loading Envelopes into the Manual Feed Tray Use the following procedure to load envelopes into the manual feed tray.
  • Page 77 Push the side paper guides out a little wider than the actual width of the paper. Load the envelope with the printing surface facing up and the flaps closed and on the left side, then gently insert them all the way to the back of the tray. Be sure that the envelope passes beneath the paper limit guides.
  • Page 78 NOTE When you are printing on envelopes, load the envelopes with the paper surface (the side you want to print on) facing up, and the envelope flap on the left side. Slide the paper guides to meet both sides of the envelope. IMPORTANT If you run out of envelopes and then refill the paper tray, the Paper Indicator will •...
  • Page 79: Selecting Printer Driver Settings And Printing

    Selecting Printer Driver Settings and Printing This section describes how to set the printer driver settings. Select [Print] from the [File] menu in the application. Select the name of your printer from the [Name] or [Printer Name] field and click [Properties]. The [Properties] dialog box for the printer is displayed.
  • Page 80 Display the [Page Setup] sheet, then set the [Page Size] setting to the size of the document that you created in the application. NOTE If you set the page size to any of [Envelope DL], [Envelope COM10], [Envelope C5], or [Envelope Monarch], the following message appears and the appropriate paper type is automatically selected.
  • Page 81 Set the [Output Size] setting to the size of the paper loaded in the printer as needed. Leave the setting set to [Match Page Size] when the page size and the size of the paper loaded in the multi-purpose tray are the same, since there is no need to change the setting.
  • Page 82 Click [OK] to start printing. Printing on Envelopes 2-43...
  • Page 83: Printing On Custom Paper Sizes (non-standard Sizes)

    Printing on Custom Paper Sizes (Non-Standard Sizes) This section describes how to print to custom paper sizes. Loading Custom Paper Sizes Custom paper sizes can be loaded into either the multi-purpose tray or the manual feed tray. If you are printing continuously, load paper in the multi-purpose tray. If you are printing a single sheet of paper that is different from the paper already loaded in the multi-purpose tray, load the paper in the manual feed tray.
  • Page 84 IMPORTANT Do not touch or pull paper out of the multi-purpose tray during printing. Doing so may • cause the printer to malfunction. If you are refilling the multi-purpose tray when there is still paper in the tray, take out the •...
  • Page 85 Gently load the paper with the printing side facing up until it touches the back of the tray. Make sure that the paper passes under the paper limit guides. Paper Limit Guide CAUTION When loading paper, take care not to cut your hands with the edges of the paper.
  • Page 86 If the paper is curled or folded at the corners, flatten it out before loading. • NOTE To print on letterhead paper or paper with a logo already printed on it, load the paper so that the printed side is facing up and the top of the paper is at the far end. Slide the paper guides to fit both sides of the stack.
  • Page 87 IMPORTANT Always make sure the paper guides match the width of the paper. If the paper guides are too loose or too tight, the paper will not feed properly and this will cause paper jams. Adjust the rear paper guide to match the paper. ●...
  • Page 88 ● If the custom paper that you are using is less than 190 mm in length: ❑ Move the rear paper guide to the position shown in the diagram. ❑ Remove the small paper guide from the multi-purpose tray. ❑ Insert the small paper guide from directly above, as shown in the diagram, then fold it towards the back.
  • Page 89: Loading Custom Paper Into The Manual Feed Tray

    ❑ Slide the rear paper guide to align the small paper guide with the paper. IMPORTANT If you run out of paper and then refill the paper tray, the Paper Indicator will flash. Press the (Paper Key) to resume printing. Loading Custom Paper into the Manual Feed Tray Use the following procedure to load custom paper into the manual feed tray.
  • Page 90 Push the side paper guides out a little wider than the actual width of the paper. Gently load the paper with the printing side facing up until it touches the back of the tray. Make sure that the paper passes under the paper limit guides. Paper Limit Guide CAUTION When loading paper, take care not to cut your hands with the edges of the...
  • Page 91 NOTE To print on letterhead paper or paper with a logo already printed on it, load the paper so that the printed side is facing up and the top of the paper is at the far end. Slide the paper guides to fit both sides of the paper. 2-52 Printing on Custom Paper Sizes (Non-Standard Sizes)
  • Page 92: Selecting Printer Driver Settings And Printing

    IMPORTANT If you run out of paper and then refill the paper tray, the Paper Indicator will flash. • Press the (Paper Key) to resume printing. Always make sure the paper guides match the width of the paper. If the paper •...
  • Page 93 Display the [Page Setup] sheet, then set the [Page Size] setting to the size of the document that you created in the application. NOTE When you are using a custom paper size, you need to register the size of the •...
  • Page 94 Set the [Output Size] setting to the name (paper size) of the custom paper loaded in the printer as needed. Leave the setting set to [Match Page Size] when the page size and the size of the paper loaded in the multi-purpose tray (the name of the custom paper size) are the same, since there is no need to change the setting.
  • Page 95 Click [OK] to start printing. 2-56 Printing on Custom Paper Sizes (Non-Standard Sizes)
  • Page 96: Setting Up The Printing Environment

    Setting Up the Printing Environment CHAPTER This chapter describes the procedure for installing the printer driver on a computer and specifying the settings for printing from a network computer by sharing the printer on the network. Introduction ............3-2 After Installing the Printer .
  • Page 97: Introduction

    Introduction After Installing the Printer The following shows the tasks that should be performed after installing the printer: ■ Installing the Printer Driver (See p. 3-5) The printer driver is a piece of software that is needed when you are printing from application software.
  • Page 98: System Requirements

    † For details on the procedures, instructions, and so on for Windows 7 and Server 2008, refer to those for Windows Vista. † For details on the latest status of the supported operating systems and Service Pack, see the Canon website (http://www.canon.com/).
  • Page 99 This printer uses bidirectional communication. Operation of the printer when connected • via unidirectional communication equipment has not been tested. As a result, Canon cannot guarantee printer operation when the printer is connected using unidirectional print servers, USB hubs and switching devices.
  • Page 100: Installing The Capt Software

    Installing the CAPT Software This section describes the procedure for installing the CAPT software on a computer that is connected directly to the printer using a USB cable. There are the following methods for installing the printer driver: Installation method Contents Reference page Installs the manuals when...
  • Page 101: Installing From Cd-rom Setup

    A USB cable is supplied with this printer only within countries and regions of Asia. In • other countries and regions, prepare according to the specifications of your computer. Installing from CD-ROM Setup The screen shots used in this section are from Windows XP. IMPORTANT When starting Windows, be sure to log on as a member of Administrators.
  • Page 102 Connect the B-type (square) end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear side of the printer, then close the USB cover. Connect the A-type (flat) end of the USB cable to the USB port on the computer. Installing the CAPT Software...
  • Page 103 Turn the computer on and start up Windows. IMPORTANT If a Wizard or dialog box appears by the Plug and Play automatic setup, click [Cancel], and then install the CAPT software using this procedure. Insert the supplied "LBP2900 User Software" CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 104 Click [Install]. If you selected [Custom Installation] in Step 7, clear the [Online Manuals] check box, and then click [Install]. Confirm the contents, then click [Yes]. Installing the CAPT Software...
  • Page 105 Click [Next]. Select [Install with USB Connection], then click [Next]. Depending on the system environment, a message that prompts you to restart the computer may appear. In this case, restart the computer and continue the installation. If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or another operating system equipped with Windows Firewall, the following screen is displayed.
  • Page 106 NOTE Even after the installation, you can change the Firewall settings using "CAPT Windows Firewall Utility" in the supplied CD-ROM. For more details, see "Windows Firewall," on p. 7-8. The message <Installation cannot be stopped once it starts. Do you want to continue?> appears. Click [Yes]. NOTE If you are using Windows 2000 and the [Digital Signature Not Found] dialog box •...
  • Page 107 Installation of the USB class driver and the printer driver starts automatically. NOTE If the printer is not recognized automatically even after the USB cable is connected, • see "Installation Problems," on p. 6-27. If you are using Windows XP/Server 2003 and the [Hardware Installation] dialog •...
  • Page 108: Installing With Plug And Play

    Select the [Restart Computer Now (Recommended)] check box, then click [Restart]. Windows restarts. The installation of the USB class driver and the printer driver is completed. Installing with Plug and Play IMPORTANT If you are using Windows 7, you may not be able to install the printer driver properly due to the Windows restriction even after detecting the printer with Plug and Play.
  • Page 109: For Windows 2000

    For Windows 2000 Make sure that the computer and printer are turned off at the power. Open the USB cover. 3-14 Installing the CAPT Software...
  • Page 110 Connect the B-type (square) end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear side of the printer, and close the USB cover. Connect the A-type (flat) end of the USB cable to the USB port on the computer. Installing the CAPT Software 3-15...
  • Page 111 Press the " " side of the power switch to turn the printer on. Turn the computer on and start up Windows 2000. Log on as a user who is a member of the Administrators group. The [Found New Hardware Wizard] dialog box appears. NOTE Full Control Permissions are required for the installation of the printer driver.
  • Page 112 Select [Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended)], then click [Next]. NOTE [Unknown] may be displayed as the name of the device. Remove the checkmarks from [Floppy disk drives] and [CD-ROM drives], place a checkmark next to [Specify a location], and then click [Next].
  • Page 113 Insert the supplied "LBP2900 User Software" CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, then click [Browse]. If CD-ROM Setup appears, click [Exit]. Select [D:\English\32bit\Win2K_Vista]. Select [CNAB4STK.INF] and click [Open]. In this case the CD-ROM drive is assumed to be assigned to "D:". The actual CD-ROM drive letter may be different depending on the computer you are using.
  • Page 114 Click [Next]. Windows will begin copying files. When it has finished, the [Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard] dialog is displayed. NOTE If the [Digital Signature Not Found] dialog box appears, click [Yes]. Click [Finish]. Installation of the USB class driver (supplied with OS) and the printer driver starts automatically.
  • Page 115: For Windows Xp/server 2003

    For Windows XP/Server 2003 The screen shots used in this section are from Windows XP. Make sure that the computer and printer are turned off at the power. Open the USB cover. 3-20 Installing the CAPT Software...
  • Page 116 Connect the B-type (square) end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear side of the printer, and close the USB cover. Connect the A-type (flat) end of the USB cable to the USB port on the computer. Installing the CAPT Software 3-21...
  • Page 117 Press the " " side of the power switch to turn the printer on. Turn the computer on and start up Windows XP/Server 2003. Log on as a user who is a member of the Administrators group. The [Found New Hardware Wizard] dialog box appears. NOTE Full Control Permissions are required for the installation of the printer driver.
  • Page 118 Select [Search for the best driver in these locations.], remove the checkmark from [Search removable media (floppy, CD-ROM...)], place a checkmark next to [Include this location in the search]. Select the folder in which the printer driver is included. ● If you are using 32-bit Windows XP or Server 2003 Select the folder in the supplied CD-ROM: [English] - [32bit] - [Win2K_Vista], then click [OK].
  • Page 119 ● If you are using 64-bit Windows XP or Server 2003 Select the folder in the supplied CD-ROM: [English] - [x64] - [Driver], then click [OK]. Make sure that the correct path is displayed in the [Include this location in the search] field, then click [Next]. The installation progress is displayed.
  • Page 120 Click [Finish]. IMPORTANT If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or another operating system equipped with Windows Firewall as a print server, configure Windows Firewall to unblock communication with the client computers. (See p. 7-8) This completes the installation of the USB class driver (supplied with OS) and printer driver.
  • Page 121: For Windows Vista

    For Windows Vista Make sure that the printer and computer are OFF. Open the USB cover. Connect the B-type (square) end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear side of the printer, and close the USB cover.
  • Page 122 Connect the A-type (flat) end of the USB cable to the USB port on the computer. Press the " " side of the power switch to turn the printer on. Turn the computer on and start up Windows Vista. Log on as a member of Administrators. The [Found New Hardware] dialog box appears.
  • Page 123 Click [Locate and install driver software (recommended)]. NOTE If the [User Account Control] dialog box appears, click [Continue]. If the following screen appears, click [Don't search online]. 3-28 Installing the CAPT Software...
  • Page 124 Click [I don't have the disc. Show me other options.]. Click [Browse my computer for driver software (advanced)]. Installing the CAPT Software 3-29...
  • Page 125 Insert the supplied "LBP2900 User Software" CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then click [Browse]. If CD-ROM Setup appears, click [Exit]. 3-30 Installing the CAPT Software...
  • Page 126 Select the folder in which the printer driver is included. NOTE If you are not sure whether you are using 32-bit Windows Vista or 64-bit Windows Vista, see "Checking the Processor Version of Windows Vista," on p. 7-14. ● If you are using 32-bit Windows Vista Select the folder in the supplied CD-ROM: [English] - [32bit] - [Win2K_Vista], then click [OK].
  • Page 127 Make sure that the folder to be browsed is displayed in [Search for driver software in this location], and then click [Next]. Copying files is started. NOTE If the [Windows Security] dialog box appears, click [Install this driver software anyway]. Click [Close].
  • Page 128 The installation of the USB class driver (supplied with an operating system) and the printer driver is completed. Installing the CAPT Software 3-33...
  • Page 129: After Completing Installation

    When the installation of the CAPT software is complete, an icon and folder will be created for the printer. ■ For Windows 2000 The icon for the printer is displayed in the [Printers] folder. • [Canon Printer Uninstaller] is added to [Programs] under the [Start] menu. • 3-34 After Completing Installation...
  • Page 130 If the manuals are installed, [LBP2900 Online Manuals] is created on the desktop, and • [LBP2900 Online Manuals] under [Canon LBP2900] is added to [Programs] under the [Start] menu. ■ For Windows XP/Server 2003 The icon for the printer is displayed in the [Printers and Faxes] folder.
  • Page 131 If the manuals are installed, [LBP2900 Online Manuals] is created on the desktop, and • [LBP2900 Online Manuals] under [Canon LBP2900] is added to [All Programs] under the [Start] menu. ■ For Windows Vista The icon for the printer is displayed in the [Printers] folder.
  • Page 132: Printing A Test Page

    Printing a Test Page Before using the printer for the first time, be sure to print a test page using the following procedure. NOTE The screen shots shown here are taken from Windows XP Home Edition. Open the [Printers and Faxes] or [Printers] folder. For Windows 2000: Select [Settings] ➞...
  • Page 133 Right-click the icon for this printer, then select [Properties] from the pop-up menu. The [Properties] dialog box for the printer is displayed. Click [Print Test Page] on the [General] sheet. The printer will begin printing a test page. 3-38 Printing a Test Page...
  • Page 134 If the page is printed correctly, click [OK] or [Close]. NOTE If test page does not print correctly, refer to Chapter 6 "Troubleshooting". Printing a Test Page 3-39...
  • Page 135: Printing From A Network Computer Using A Shared Printer

    Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer If you set the printer up as a shared network printer, you will be able to print directly to the printer from any computer on the network. If you want to use the printer as a shared printer, perform the following configuration.
  • Page 136: Configuring The Print Server

    If you want to use a print server, perform the following steps. Item to Configure Refer to 1 Installing the Printer Driver on the Print Server p. 3-5 2 Configure the Print Server p. 3-41 3 Install the Clients p. 3-53 Configuring the Print Server The screen shots shown in this section are taken from Windows XP Home Edition.
  • Page 137 Right-click the [Local Area Connection] icon, then select [Properties] from the pop-up menu. The [Local Area Connection Properties] dialog box appears. NOTE If you are using Windows Vista and the [User Account Control] dialog box appears, click [Continue]. Check that [File and Printers Sharing for Microsoft Networks] is selected, then click [OK].
  • Page 138: Printer Sharing Settings

    Printer Sharing Settings Printer sharing settings vary depending on your operating system. See the following setting procedure according to your operating system. For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista (32-bit) (See p. 3-43) • For Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista (64-bit) (See p. 3-46) • NOTE If you are not sure whether you are using 32-bit Windows Vista or 64-bit Windows Vista, see "Checking the Processor Version of Windows Vista,"...
  • Page 139 Right-click the icon for your printer, then select [Sharing] from the pop-up menu. NOTE If you are using Windows Vista and [Change sharing options] appears, click [Change sharing options]. If the [User Account Control] dialog box appears, click [Continue]. 3-44 Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer...
  • Page 140 Select [Share this printer]. Update the share name as required. For Windows 2000: Select [Shared as]. For Windows Vista: Select the [Share this printer] check box. NOTE You can also specify the sharing settings during the local installation. • Do not enter blank or special characters in [Share name]. •...
  • Page 141 The printer icon changes to the shared printer icon. IMPORTANT To clear the printer sharing settings, use the following procedures. - For an operating system other than Windows Vista: Select [Do not share this printer] ([Not shared] for Windows 2000) in the [Sharing] sheet. - For Windows Vista: Clear the [Share this printer] check box in the [Sharing] sheet.
  • Page 142 Right-click the icon for this printer, then select [Sharing] from the pop-up menu. NOTE If you are using Windows Vista and [Change sharing options] appears, click [Change sharing options]. If the [User Account Control] dialog box appears, click [Continue]. Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer 3-47...
  • Page 143 Select [Share this printer]. Update the share name as required. For Windows Vista: Select the [Share this printer] check box. NOTE You can also specify the sharing settings during the local installation. • Do not enter blank or special characters for the share name. •...
  • Page 144 NOTE If you want to update the additional driver (alternate driver), perform the following procedure. 1. Uninstall the printer driver used in the print server. (See p. 3-67) 2. Install the new printer driver on the print server. (See p. 3-5) 3.
  • Page 145 Select [CNAB4STK.INF], then click [Open]. Click [OK]. Copying files is started. You can take the CD-ROM out of the CD-ROM drive after copying files is completed. NOTE If the [Windows Security] dialog box appears, click [Install this driver software anyway]. 3-50 Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer...
  • Page 146: Configuring Windows Firewall Settings

    Click [Close] or [OK]. The printer icon changes to the shared printer icon. IMPORTANT To clear the printer sharing settings, clear the [Share this printer] check box in the [Sharing] sheet. (If [Change sharing options] appears, click [Change sharing options] to display the [User Account Control] dialog box, and then click [Continue].) Configuring Windows Firewall Settings If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or another operating system equipped with...
  • Page 147 [Continue].) 2. On the [Exceptions] sheet in the [Windows Firewall] ([Windows Firewall Settings] for Windows Vista) dialog box, place a checkmark next to [Canon LBP2900 RPC Server Process], and click the [OK] button. If you installed the CAPT software by any method other than CD-ROM Setup, you need •...
  • Page 148: Installing The Client

    Installing the Client This section describes the procedure for installing the printer driver on the client computers. There are two ways to install the printer driver: local installation and download installation. ■ Local Installation (See p. 3-54) Installing the printer driver using the supplied CD-ROM. ■...
  • Page 149: Installing From Cd-rom Setup

    2. On the [Exceptions] sheet in the [Windows Firewall] ([Windows Firewall Settings] for Windows Vista) dialog box, place a checkmark next to [File and Printer Sharing] then click [OK]. NOTE If your print server is Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista (32-bit), you cannot download •...
  • Page 150 IMPORTANT If you are using Windows Vista and the [AutoPlay] dialog box appears, click [Run • AUTORUN.EXE]. If CD-ROM Setup does not appear, display it using the following procedures. (The • CD-ROM drive name is indicated as "D:" in this manual. The CD-ROM drive name may differ depending on the computer you are using.) - If you are using an operating system other than Windows Vista, select [Run] from the [Start] menu, enter "D:\English\MInst.exe", and then click [OK].
  • Page 151 Click [Install]. If you selected [Custom Installation] in Step 2, clear the [Online Manuals] check box, and then click [Install]. Confirm the contents, then click [Yes]. 3-56 Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer...
  • Page 152 Click [Next]. Select [Manually Set Port to Install], then click [Next]. Click [Add Port]. Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer 3-57...
  • Page 153 Select [Network], then click [OK]. Select the icon for the shared printer in the print server, then click [OK]. Select whether or not to use this printer as the default printer, then click [Next]. 3-58 Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer...
  • Page 154 Click [Start]. If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or another operating system equipped with Windows Firewall, the following screen is displayed. Click [No]. Select [Yes] only when the computer on which you are currently installing the printer driver is to be used as a print server. The message <Installation cannot be stopped once it starts.
  • Page 155 If [Easy Installation] is selected in Step 2, the manuals are installed. Confirm the installation results, then click [Next]. NOTE If the printer driver is not installed properly, see "Installation Problems," on p. 6-27. 3-60 Printing from a Network Computer using a Shared Printer...
  • Page 156: Installing From The [printers And Faxes] Folder Or The [printers] Folder

    Select the [Restart Computer Now (Recommended)] check box, then click [Restart]. Windows restarts. If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or another operating system equipped with Windows Firewall on the client computers, configure Windows Firewall to unblock communication with the print server. If you do not clear the block, the printer status may not be displayed properly in the Printer Status Window, and some of the printer functions may not operate properly.
  • Page 157 Click [Next]. Select [A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer], then click [Next]. For Windows 2000: Select [Network Printer] then click [Next]. For Windows Vista: Click [Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer]. If you are using Windows Vista, searching the printer on a network starts automatically.
  • Page 158 Select [Browse for a printer], then click [Next]. For Windows Vista, select [Select a shared printer by name], and then click [Next]. Select the printer on the print server, then click [Next]. For Windows Vista, select the printer on the print server, and then click [Select]. For Windows Vista: The [Printers] dialog box appears.
  • Page 159 Select whether or not to use this printer as the default printer, then click [Next]. For Windows Vista, enter a new name in [Printer name] if you want to change the printer name. When specifying the printer as the default printer, select the [Set as the default printer] check box, and then click [Next].
  • Page 160: Installing Using [windows Explorer]

    NOTE If the [Digital Signature Not Found] dialog box appears, click [Yes]. Installing using [Windows Explorer] From the [Start] menu, select [All Programs] ➞ [Accessories] ➞ [Windows Explorer]. For Windows 2000: From the [Start] menu, select [Programs] ➞ [Accessories] ➞ [Windows Explorer].
  • Page 161 Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. IMPORTANT If you are using an operating system equipped with Windows Firewall, such as Windows XP Service Pack 2, on the client computer, you need to configure Windows Firewall to unblock communication with the print server. If you do not configure Windows Firewall to unblock communication with the server, the printer status may not be displayed correctly in the Printer Status Window and some functions may not operate properly.
  • Page 162: Uninstalling The Capt Software

    Make sure to close all the files and programs listed below: Help files • Printer Status Window • Control Panel • Other applications • From the [Start] menu, select [All Programs] ➞ [Canon Printer Uninstaller] ➞ [Canon LBP2900 Uninstaller]. Uninstalling the CAPT software 3-67...
  • Page 163 A confirmation message is displayed. NOTE Even if [Canon LBP2900] is not in the list in the [Delete Printer] dialog box, you can delete all of the files and data related to this printer by clicking the [Delete] button. Click [Yes].
  • Page 164 Click [Exit]. The [Delete Printer] dialog box closes. IMPORTANT After the printer driver of this printer is uninstalled, the [Program Compatibility Assistant] dialog box may appear on the screen. Even if the [Program Compatibility Assistant] dialog box appears, the uninstallation of the printer driver is completed properly.
  • Page 165 3-70 Uninstalling the CAPT software...
  • Page 166: Printing A Document

    Printing a Document CHAPTER This chapter describes the printing procedures and the functions of this printer. Printing from an Application ..........4-2 Specifying Printing Preferences .
  • Page 167: Printing From An Application

    Printing from an Application After installing the CAPT software, you can now print jobs on the printer. This section describes the procedure for printing from an application, taking Adobe Reader 6.0 as an example. Load paper in the multi-purpose tray or manual feed tray. NOTE If you are printing on plain paper, heavy paper, label paper, or transparencies, refer to "Printing on Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Label Paper, and Transparencies,"...
  • Page 168 Specify the paper size of the document and the printing orientation, then click [OK]. Select [Print] from the [File] menu. The [Print] dialog box is displayed. Printing from an Application...
  • Page 169 The printer name displayed in this dialog box can be changed from the [Printers and Faxes] folder (the [Printers] folder for Windows 2000/Vista). If you want to specify more detailed printing preferences, click [Properties]. The [Canon LBP2900 Properties] dialog box is displayed. Printing from an Application...
  • Page 170 NOTE The procedure for displaying the [Document Properties] dialog box may differ depending on the application you are using. Specify the printing preferences in the [Page Setup], [Finishing], [Paper Source], and [Quality] sheets. NOTE The settings that are specified here only apply to the currently opened file. Check •...
  • Page 171 Refer to "Using the Printing Functions," on p. 4-16 for an explanation on using the • features of the printer and printer driver. To ensure that a document prints the way you want it to, adjust the printer and printer driver settings. Printing from an Application...
  • Page 172: Specifying Printing Preferences

    Specifying Printing Preferences The CAPT software allows you to configure various printing preferences for the LBP2900. You can configure various printer functions on each of the pages of the [Printer Properties] dialog box and [Document Properties] dialog box. Depending on your OS, use the following procedures to open these property dialog boxes.
  • Page 173: Opening The [document Properties] Dialog Box From An Application

    Opening the [Document Properties] Dialog Box from an Application This section describes the procedure for opening the [Document Properties] dialog box, taking Adobe Reader 6.0 as an example. Select [Print] from the [File] menu in the application. The [Print] dialog box is displayed. NOTE The print command is different depending on the application you are using.
  • Page 174 Confirm the printer name, then click [Properties]. The [Document Properties] dialog box is displayed. Specifying Printing Preferences...
  • Page 175: Opening The [document Properties] Dialog Box From The [printers And Faxes] Or [printers] Folder

    Opening the [Document Properties] Dialog Box from the [Printers and Faxes] or [Printers] Folder Open the [Printers and Faxes] or [Printers] folder. For Windows 2000: Select [Settings] ➞ [Printers] from the [Start] menu. For Windows XP Professional/Server 2003: Select [Printers and Faxes] from the [Start] menu.
  • Page 176 Right-click the icon for this printer, then select [Printing Preferences] from the pop-up menu. The [Document Properties] dialog box is displayed. NOTE For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, the [Document Properties] dialog box can also be displayed by selecting the icon for this printer and selecting [Printing Preferences] from the [File] menu.
  • Page 177: Opening The [printer Properties] Dialog Box From The [printers And Faxes] Or [printers] Folder

    Opening the [Printer Properties] Dialog Box from the [Printers and Faxes] or [Printers] Folder Open the [Printers and Faxes] or [Printers] folder. For Windows 2000: Select [Settings] ➞ [Printers] from the [Start] menu. For Windows XP Professional/Server 2003: Select [Printers and Faxes] from the [Start] menu.
  • Page 178 Right-click the icon for this printer, then select [Properties] from the pop-up menu. The [Printer Properties] dialog box is displayed. NOTE For Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, the [Printer Properties] dialog box can also be displayed by selecting the icon for this printer and selecting [Properties] from the [File] menu.
  • Page 179: Canceling, Pausing And Resuming Printing

    Canceling, Pausing and Resuming Printing You can use the Printer Status Window to cancel, pause, or resume print jobs. Start printing. The Printer Status Window appears. NOTE The Printer Status Window may not appear depending on the [Display Printer Status Window] setting in the [Preferences] menu. (See "Setting Preferences," on p.
  • Page 180 Click the button corresponding to the operation you would like to perform from among the [Job Operation] buttons. ● Deleting the job ❑ Click [ ] (Delete Job). ● Pausing the job ❑ Click [ ] (Pause Job). ● Resuming the job ❑...
  • Page 181: Using The Printing Functions

    Using the Printing Functions Tab Sheets in the Printer Driver The [Printer Properties] and [Document Properties] dialog boxes contain the following sheets, which can be used to configure a variety of printer functions. Click on the tab corresponding to a sheet to switch the display to that sheet. This section describes the types of printing preferences that can be specified in each sheet.
  • Page 182: [page Setup] Sheet

    For Windows Vista, the Windows help application (WinHlp32.exe) is required to display its Online Help. If the Windows help application (WinHlp32.exe) is not installed on your system, download it from the Microsoft Corporation website. For details on the download methods, click [Help] in the printer driver or Printer Status Window, and then see the [Windows Help and Support] dialog box.
  • Page 183: Output Size

    ■ [Output Size] Open the [Output Size] drop-down list, then select the desired paper size. The paper sizes that can be selected are as follows: Match Page Size • Standard paper sizes (sizes from A4 to A5 and from Legal to Executive) •...
  • Page 184 ■ [Manual Scaling] / [Page Order] (See p. 4-33) The [Manual Scaling] setting is displayed if the [Page Layout] is set to 1 page per sheet. The [Page Order] setting is displayed if the number of pages per sheet is 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 or Manual Scaling: The scale factor is automatically adjusted if the [Page Size] and [Output •...
  • Page 185: [finishing] Sheet

    [Finishing] Sheet The [Finishing] sheet allows you to specify the following printing preferences. ■ [Finishing] You can select the method of finishing the document from the following options: Off: Each page is printed repeatedly to give the desired number of copies. •...
  • Page 186: [paper Source] Sheet

    This dialog box allows you to specify detailed finishing settings. [Paper Source] Sheet You can specify the following printing preferences in the [Paper Source] sheet. ■ [Paper Type] Specifies the type of paper used in the printer. Configure this setting as follows: Printer Driver Paper Type Setting...
  • Page 187: [quality] Sheet

    [Quality] Sheet The [Quality] sheet allows you to specify the following printing preferences. ■ [Objective] (See p. 4-41) Selecting the appropriate objective for the contents of the job allows you to perform optimum printing. Standard: This mode is best suited to printing documents containing a mixture of text, •...
  • Page 188 IMPORTANT Using the toner save mode may decrease print density making printed text look patchy. ■ [Manual Grayscale Settings] (See p. 4-43) Check this box if you want to customize the grayscale settings. To configure the grayscale settings in detail, click the [Grayscale Settings] button to open the [Grayscale Settings] dialog box.
  • Page 189: [general] Sheet

    [General] Sheet This sheet displays the printer name and allows you to print a test page. [Sharing] Sheet This sheet allows you to specify whether or not to share the printer. NOTE The [Sharing] sheet does not appear if the network has not been configured. (See p. 3-41) 4-24 Using the Printing Functions...
  • Page 190: [ports] Sheet

    [Ports] Sheet This sheet allows you to add, delete, and configure the printer port. [Advanced] Sheet This sheet allows you to specify detailed settings, such as the times when the printer is available and the spooling settings. Using the Printing Functions 4-25...
  • Page 191: [color Management] Sheet

    [Color Management] Sheet The [Color Management] sheet is not used by this printer. [Security] Sheet This sheet allows you to confirm the access permissions for each user. NOTE On Windows XP Professional, the [Security] sheet is not displayed if the [Use simple file •...
  • Page 192: [device Settings] Sheet

    [Device Settings] Sheet The [Device Settings] sheet allows you to configure when the Printer Status Windows is displayed, and other settings. ■ [Spooling at Host] You can specify whether spooling is performed at the Host. ■ [Show Icon in the Taskbar] (See p. 4-61) When this option is checked, an icon for displaying the Printer Status Window appears in the Windows Taskbar.
  • Page 193 ■ [Profile List] Lists the available Profiles. ■ [Name] Displays the name of the Profile selected in the [Profile List]. ■ [Comment] Displays a comment about the Profile selected in [Profile List]. ■ [Add] (See p. 4-45) Click [Add] to open the dialog box shown below. This dialog box allows you to enter the [Name], [Icon], [Comment], and printing preferences for a newly added Profile or a Profile that you are editing.
  • Page 194 This dialog box allows you to enter the [Name], [Icon], [Comment], and printing preferences for a newly added Profile or a Profile that you are editing. ■ [Delete] (See p. 4-47) Allows you to delete an added Profile. ■ [Import] (See p. 4-47) Allows you to import a Profile saved as a file and add it to the printer driver.
  • Page 195: Preview

    Preview The preview panel on the [Page Setup], [Paper Source], and [Finishing] sheets shows the current printer settings. You can change [Page Layout] and [Finishing] settings by right-clicking on the Preview panel. The Preview panel functions differently depending on which icon is selected ( ) at the upper left of the Preview panel.
  • Page 196: Printing Multiple Pages On One Sheet

    Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet Multiple pages can be printed on one sheet of paper. Display the [Device Settings] sheet, and then make sure that [Spooling at Host] is set to [Auto]. Using the Printing Functions 4-31...
  • Page 197 Display the [Page Setup] sheet, then set the [Page Layout] setting to the number of pages to print on each sheet of paper. The number of pages that can be selected is 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, or 16 (Pages per Sheet).
  • Page 198: Scaling Printer Output

    NOTE The options in the [Page Order] drop-down list differ depending on the paper orientation and the number of pages to be printed on each sheet. Confirm the settings, then click [OK]. Scaling Printer Output You can choose to scale your document if [Page Layout] is set to [1 Page per Sheet].
  • Page 199: Scaling A Document Manually

    Specify the paper size in [Output Size]. Confirm the settings, then click [OK]. The scale factor will be set automatically depending on the sizes specified in [Page Size] and [Output Size]. Scaling a Document Manually Display the [Page Setup] sheet, and set the [Page Size] setting.
  • Page 200: Poster Printing

    Poster Printing You can magnify a single page image and print it out over several sheets of paper. You can then create a large poster-sized printout by taping the multiple sheets of paper together. Display the [Device Settings] sheet, and then make sure that [Spooling at Host] is set to [Auto].
  • Page 201: Specifying A Custom Paper Size (non-standard Paper)

    Display the [Page Setup] sheet and select [Poster (N x N)] (N = 2, 3, 4) from [Page Layout]. A layout image of the printout appears in the Preview panel. Confirm the settings, then click [OK]. IMPORTANT The printing order of each sheet (after being divided into multiple pages) becomes •...
  • Page 202 Display the [Page Setup] sheet, then click [Custom Paper Size]. The [Custom Paper Size Settings] dialog box is displayed. Configure the following items as needed: [Paper List]: Displays the names and dimensions of the standard paper sizes and existing custom paper sizes. [Name of Custom Paper Enter a name to use for the new custom paper size.
  • Page 203: Specifying The Finishing Method

    Click [Register]. NOTE The number of custom paper sizes that can be added depends on the system environment. Confirm the settings, then click [OK]. Specifying the Finishing Method You can specify a variety of options for print processing. Display the [Finishing] sheet, then click [Finishing Details]. The [Finishing Details] dialog box is displayed.
  • Page 204 Configure the following settings as needed: [Detect Paper Size in Multi-purpose When this box is checked, a message is displayed and Tray]: the print job is paused if the [Output Size] setting in the [Page Setup] sheet of the current print job is different from the previous print job.
  • Page 205 Configure the following settings as needed: [Image Refinement]: This setting specifies whether or not to apply Image Refinement. When Image Refinement is applied, jagged lines in text and graphics are printed smoothly. [EMF Spooling] Specifies whether to spool print data in EMF (metafile) format. (Windows 2000/XP/Server If this option is selected, print data is spooled in EMF format.
  • Page 206: Specifying The Print Quality

    Specifying the Print Quality You can perform optimum printing by simply selecting the appropriate choice from the [Objective] list. Display the [Quality] sheet, then select the [Objective] setting. [Standard]: This mode is best suited to printing documents containing a mixture of text, photographs, and graphics.
  • Page 207 The [Detailed Settings] dialog box is displayed. Configure the following settings as needed: [B & W Halftones]: Select the method for reproducing subtle gradations (halftones) in black-and-white data. [Pattern 1]: Prints using gradation that makes gray and color text appear sharp, while keeping photographic images and diagrams smooth.
  • Page 208: Grayscale Settings

    Grayscale Settings You can customize the grayscale settings. Display the [Quality] sheet, place a checkmark next to [Manual Grayscale Settings], and then click [Grayscale Settings]. The [Grayscale Settings] dialog box is displayed. Using the Printing Functions 4-43...
  • Page 209: Working With Profiles

    Configure the following settings as needed: [Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness level used for printing. Drag the [Brightness] slider left or right to adjust the brightness. [Contrast]: Adjusts the contrast level used for printing. Drag the [Contrast] slider left or right to adjust the contrast. Confirm the settings, then click [OK].
  • Page 210: Adding A Profile

    Adding a Profile Configure the printer settings that you want to register using each of the [Page Setup], [Finishing], [Paper Source], and [Quality] sheets. Click [ ] (Add Profile). The [Add Profile] dialog box is displayed. Enter the name of the Profile in the [Name] field. You can select an icon for the profile using the [Icon] setting.
  • Page 211 ● Confirming the Printer Settings ❑ Click [View Settings]. ❑ Click [OK] to return to the [Add Profile] dialog box. Click [OK]. The Properties dialog box reappears. Check that the name of the Profile has been added to the [Profile] list. 4-46 Using the Printing Functions...
  • Page 212: Editing/deleting A Profile

    Editing/Deleting a Profile You can change or save Profile information or delete it from the [Profile List]. Click [ ] (Edit Profile). The [Edit Profile] dialog box is displayed. Edit the Profile information. Using the Printing Functions 4-47...
  • Page 213 ● Editing a Profile ❑ You can change the [Name], [Icon], and [Comment] settings. ❑ You can change the order of the selected profile by clicking [ ] and [ ❑ When [Import] is clicked, the Profile information is imported from the previously saved file.
  • Page 214: Editing Print Jobs

    Editing Print Jobs PageComposer allows you to combine 2 or more print jobs into a single job for printing, or modify the printer settings of combined jobs for printing. You can also edit jobs from different applications and preview print jobs. Make sure that any one of the [Page Setup], [Finishing], [Paper Source], or [Quality] sheet is displayed in the [Document Properties] dialog box, then perform the following procedure:...
  • Page 215 Click on the [Print] button depending on the application software that you are using. The [Canon PageComposer] dialog box is displayed and the job is displayed on a list. Repeat Step 1 to 4 for each of the jobs that you want to edit.
  • Page 216: Viewing Printer Settings/restoring The Default Settings

    Viewing Printer Settings/Restoring the Default Settings You can view a summary of the printing preferences specified in the [Page Setup], [Finishing], [Paper Source], [Quality], and [Device Settings] sheets, or restore the settings to their default values. Make sure that any one of the [Page Setup], [Finishing], [Paper Source] and [Quality] sheets is displayed, then perform the following procedure.
  • Page 217: Restoring The Default Settings

    The [View Settings] dialog box is displayed. You can click on the [Page Setup], [Finishing], [Paper Source], [Quality], or [Device Settings] tabs to view a list of printing preferences for each sheet. Click [OK]. The previous sheet reappears. Restoring the Default Settings Click [Restore Defaults] to restore the printer settings to their default values.
  • Page 218: Manuals

    Manuals This section describes the procedures for installing or uninstalling the manuals included on the CD-ROM supplied with the printer on the computer you are using. Installing the Manuals Install the manuals in the CD-ROM supplied with the printer on the computer using the following procedure.
  • Page 219 Click [Custom Installation]. Clear the [Printer Driver] check box, then click [Install]. Confirm the contents, then click [Yes]. Installation of the instruction manuals starts. 4-54 Manuals...
  • Page 220 The installation of the manuals is completed. To see the manuals, double-click [LBP2900 Online Manuals] created on the desktop to display respective manuals or select [Canon LBP2900] - [LBP2900 Online Manuals] added to [All Programs] ([Programs] for Windows 2000) under the [Start] menu.
  • Page 221: Uninstalling The Manuals

    " Program Files Canon LBP2900" • - "Manuals" folder Right-click [Canon LBP2900] in [All Programs] ([Programs] for Windows 2000) • under the [Start] menu, then select [Delete] from the pop-up menu. Desktop • - [LBP2900 Online Manuals] (Shortcut for [Index.pdf])
  • Page 222: For Windows Xp/server 2003/vista (64-bit)

    - [LBP2900 Online Manuals] (Shortcut for [Index.pdf]) If you want to uninstall only the manuals without uninstalling the printer driver, perform the following operation also. Right-click [Canon LBP2900] in [All Programs] under the [Start] menu, then select • [Delete] from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 223: Printer Status Window

    Printer Status Window The Printer Status Window shows status information about the LBP2900 (such as operating status and job information) using messages, animations, sounds, and icons. NOTE In order to use the sounds, your computer must be equipped with a PCM synthesizer, and have the driver for the PCM synthesizer installed.
  • Page 224: Using The Printer Status Window

    Using the Printer Status Window Refer to the online help for more details on using the Printer Status Window. Menu Bar Icon Refresh Button Message Area Message Area (Auxiliary) Animation Area Resolve Error Button Status Bar ■ [Current Print Job] Tab ■...
  • Page 225: Other Functions

    ■ Other Functions Icon Displays an icon representing the current printer status. Message Area Displays the current printer status using a short message. Message Area (Auxiliary) Displays additional information when an error occurs, etc. Animation Area Displays a graphical representation of the current printer status. The background color is normally blue, but changes to orange when the printer requires some kind of attention, and to red during a warning.
  • Page 226: Displaying The Printer Status Window

    Check the [Show Icon in the Taskbar] box in the [Device Settings] sheet in the • [Printer Properties] dialog box. A Printer Status Window icon is then shown in the Windows Taskbar, and you can click on this icon, then click [Canon LBP2900] to open the window. Printer Status Window...
  • Page 227: The Options Menu

    The Printer Status Window is automatically displayed during printing and if an error occurs. If [Display Printer Status Window] is not set to [When Starting Printing] in the [Preferences] of the [Options] menu in the Printer Status Window, the Printer Status Window will not be displayed during printing.
  • Page 228 Select [Preferences] from the [Options] menu. The [Preferences] dialog box is displayed. Confirm the settings, then click [OK]. NOTE For detailed information on using the Printer Status Window, refer to the online help. Printer Status Window 4-63...
  • Page 229: [cleaning]

    [Cleaning] You should clean the printer whenever you replace the toner cartridge or when you see black spots appearing on the front or back of the paper. Refer to "Cleaning," on p. 5-14 for more details. [Refresh] Selecting [Refresh] from the [Options] menu obtains the latest printer status and refreshes the Printer Status Window display.
  • Page 230: Displaying Printer Status When Using A Print Server

    Displaying Printer Status When Using a Print Server The status of a network printer can be displayed on the client's Printer Status Window as well as on the print server's. If the print server is not started yet, the Printer Status Window is not displayed on the client computer.
  • Page 231 - You cannot use the [ ] (Resolve Error) button when another user's job is paused. - While another user's job is being printed, the progress bar is displayed in gray. - Sounds are only played on the clients that match the user name. NOTE To display the printer status when printing a job over the network, a network environment that uses one of the following protocols is required.
  • Page 232: Routine Maintenance

    Routine Maintenance CHAPTER This chapter describes the procedures for maintaining the printer such as replacing the toner cartridge and taking care of the printer. Replacing the Toner Cartridge ..........5-2 Before Replacing the Toner Cartridge .
  • Page 233: Replacing The Toner Cartridge

    NOTE The lifetime of the toner cartridges for this printer (Canon Genuine Cartridge) is approximately 2000 sheets of A4 prints. This page count is for standard printing (page coverage: approx. 5%, print density: factory default setting). The level of toner consumption varies depending on the type and content of documents printed.
  • Page 234: Open The Top Cover

    IMPORTANT Never touch any of the high voltage parts inside the top cover. Doing so may damage the printer. High Voltage Electrical Contacts Open the top cover. Grasp the groove on the right side of the top cover and open the cover until it stops.
  • Page 235 Lift the toner cartridge in the direction of the arrows , then a a a a pull it out b b b b IMPORTANT If you touch the inner drum with your hand or scratch it, the printing quality will be •...
  • Page 236 Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight or strong light. • Hold the toner cartridge as shown in the figure, and roll it gently from side to side 5 or 6 times to evenly distribute the toner inside. Be careful not to spill the toner.
  • Page 237 Align the protrusions on the left and right ends of the toner cartridge with the toner cartridge guides in the main printer, and push the cartridge all the way to the back , then pull it a a a a down towards you b b b b Replacing the Toner Cartridge...
  • Page 238: Replacing The Toner Cartridge

    Close the top cover. IMPORTANT If you cannot close the top cover, check that the toner cartridge is installed properly • in the printer. If you close the top cover forcefully, the printer may be damaged. Do not leave the top cover open for a long time after installing the toner cartridge. •...
  • Page 239 Never touch any of the high voltage parts inside the top cover. Doing so may damage the • printer. High Voltage Electrical Contacts Open the top cover. Grasp the groove on the right side of the top cover and open the cover until it stops.
  • Page 240 Lift the toner cartridge in the direction of the arrows , then a a a a pull it out b b b b Take the new toner cartridge out of the protective bag. As there is a notch cut into the protective bag near the arrow, you can tear open the bag by hand.
  • Page 241 IMPORTANT Do not throw away the toner cartridge protective bag. You will need this cover when • you remove the toner cartridge for printer maintenance, etc. If you touch the inner drum with your hand or scratch it, the printing quality will be •...
  • Page 242: The Toner Cartridge

    Be careful not to hold or touch sensitive areas such as the sensor or electrical • contacts. Doing so may damage the toner cartridge. Electrical Contacts Electrical Contacts Place the toner cartridge on a flat surface, then slowly pull out the sealing tape (approx.
  • Page 243 When pulling out the sealing tape, be careful not to hold the drum protective shutter • with your hands. Drum Protective Shutter After removing the packing materials, install the toner cartridge in the printer as • soon as possible. Dispose of the sealing tape according to local regulations. •...
  • Page 244 Align the protrusions on the left and right ends of the toner cartridge with the toner cartridge guides in the main printer, and push the cartridge all the way to the back , then pull it a a a a down towards you b b b b Replacing the Toner Cartridge...
  • Page 245: Cleaning

    Close the top cover. IMPORTANT If you cannot close the top cover, check that the toner cartridge is installed properly • in the printer. If you close the top cover forcefully, the printer may be damaged. Do not leave the top cover open for a long time after installing the toner cartridge. •...
  • Page 246 Open the Printer Status Window. Refer to "Displaying the Printer Status Window," on p. 4-61 for details on opening the Printer Status Window. Select [Cleaning] from the [Options] menu. Replacing the Toner Cartridge 5-15...
  • Page 247: Precautions For Handling The Toner Cartridge

    Click [OK]. The message "Cleaning" appears in the Printer Status Window, and cleaning begins. Cleaning is finished when the paper ejects from the printer and the message disappears. NOTE Cleaning takes approximately 3 minutes. • Cleaning cannot be interrupted. Wait until the cleaning is finished. •...
  • Page 248 IMPORTANT If you touch the inner drum with your hand or scratch it, the printing quality will be • degraded. Do not touch or open the protective shutter of the drum under any circumstances. Be careful not to hold or touch any parts other than as directed. Doing so may damage the toner cartridge.
  • Page 249: Storing Toner Cartridges

    Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the toner cartridge. • If you expose a toner cartridge to rapid changes in temperature, droplets of water • (condensation) may form on the interior and exterior of the cartridge. If a new toner cartridge that has been stored in a cool location is going to be installed in a warm area, leave the cartridge for at least one hour without opening the protective bag to allow the cartridge to adjust to the surrounding temperature before opening the bag.
  • Page 250: Clean The Outside Of The Printer

    Clean the outside of the printer If dirt and dust builds up on the outside of the main unit after you use the printer for a long period of time, you should clean the printer. To avoid damage to the printer and electrical shocks while cleaning, observe the following precautions when cleaning.
  • Page 251 Firmly wring a soft cloth dampened with water or a mild detergent diluted with water, and wipe off the dirt. If you use a mild detergent for cleaning, be sure to wipe away the detergent with a soft cloth dampened with water. After wiping off the dirt, wipe the printer with a dry cloth.
  • Page 252: Moving The Printer

    Moving the Printer When changing the location of the printer or moving the printer for maintenance, be sure to use the following procedure. WARNING When you are moving the printer, always turn the printer off, unplug the power plug, and remove the USB cable. If you move the printer without unplugging the cables, the electrical cord and USB cable may be damaged, causing a fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 253: Moving The Printer

    Moving the Printer Use the following procedure to move the printer. Turn the printer and computer off , remove the USB cable a a a a b b b b and disconnect the power plug from the power outlet c c c c Remove the power cord.
  • Page 254 IMPORTANT If you try to close the multi-purpose tray while the rear paper guide is sticking out of the tray, you may damage the printer. Always check to make sure that rear paper guide is pushed all the way back into the multi-purpose tray before you close the multi-purpose tray.
  • Page 255 Grasp the left and right side of the printer with your hands, as shown in the diagram, and firmly hold onto the printer when you carry it. Put the printer down carefully at the installation site. CAUTION Put the printer down slowly and carefully. You may be injured if your hands, etc.
  • Page 256 Open the multi-purpose tray. Load the Paper Refer to "Printing on Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Label Paper, and Transparencies," on p. 2-13 for information on loading plain paper, heavy paper, label paper and transparencies. Refer to "Printing on Index Card," on p. 2-26 for information on loading index card.
  • Page 257: Handling The Printer

    Handling the Printer This printer uses a variety of electronic components and delicate optical components. Read the following section carefully, and take care when handling the printer. IMPORTANT Information on handling the printer is also described in "Important Safety Instructions," on p.
  • Page 258: Precautions For Storing The Printer

    Do not shake the printer while it is printing. Doing so may cause the print quality to • deteriorate. Do not open the top cover of the printing while it is printing. Doing so may damage the • printer. Open and close the output tray, multi-purpose tray, and the top cover of the printer gently. •...
  • Page 259 5-28 Handling the Printer...
  • Page 260: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting CHAPTER This chapter describes the remedies for problems such as paper jams or poor print quality. Troubleshooting Map ........... . 6-2 Paper Jams.
  • Page 261: Troubleshooting Map

    Troubleshooting Map If you have any problems while you are using the printer, use the flow chart shown below to determine the cause of the problem. The printer driver is not properly The printer installed driver cannot be ➞Chapter 6: Installation Problems (p. 6-27) used The power cord is not connected The power switch is off...
  • Page 262: Paper Jams

    Paper Jams The following message is displayed in the Printer Status Window when a paper jam occurs during printing. WARNING There is a high-voltage unit inside this product. When you are clearing paper jams or inspecting the interior of the printer, make sure that no necklaces, bracelets, or other metallic objects come into contact with the inside of the printer.
  • Page 263 The area around the fixing unit inside the printer becomes hot during use. If you • are inspecting the inside of the printer while you are clearing a paper jam, etc., take care not to touch the area around the fixing unit. Doing so can cause burns. Keep your hands or clothing away from the roller in the output area after •...
  • Page 264 Do not touch the transfer roller under any circumstances. Doing so may cause the print • quality to deteriorate. Transfer Roller Do not touch the paper feed roller under any circumstances. Doing so may cause the • paper feed mechanism to malfunction. Paper Feed Roller The area around the output tray becomes very hot during printing and directly after •...
  • Page 265 Open the top cover. Grasp the groove on the right side of the top cover and open the cover until it stops. IMPORTANT Even if you can see the jammed paper from the output tray, do not pull on the paper.
  • Page 266 Lift the toner cartridge in the direction of the arrows , then a a a a pull it out b b b b IMPORTANT If you touch the inner drum with your hand or scratch it, the printing quality will be •...
  • Page 267 Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight or strong light. • Be careful not to hold or touch sensitive areas such as the sensor or electrical • contacts. Doing so may damage the printer. Electrical Contacts Electrical Contacts Place the toner cartridge into the protective bag.
  • Page 268 Remove any paper from the multi-purpose tray. Pull out the rear paper guide a, and then remove the paper b. IMPORTANT Even if the paper is jammed in the multi-purpose tray, do not clear the jam, but continue with the following steps. Paper Jams...
  • Page 269 Removing the jammed paper. ● If you can see the leading edge of the paper inside the printer ❑ Gently pull the paper up to clear the jam. ❑ If the jam is difficult to clear, pull the paper out from the multi-purpose tray or manual feed tray.
  • Page 270 IMPORTANT If you are pulling jammed paper out from the multi-purpose tray or manual feed tray, excess toner may stain the next sheet of paper that you print on. ● If you can see the tail edge of the paper inside the printer ❑...
  • Page 271 ❑ If the paper is difficult to pull out, pull on the leading edge of the paper as shown in the diagram a, then remove the paper from the output tray side b. IMPORTANT If you are pulling jammed paper out from the output tray side, excess toner may stain the next sheet of paper that you print on.
  • Page 272 ● If you cannot see the leading edge or the tail edge of the paper ❑ Pull out the back end of the paper as shown in the diagram a, then hold the paper by both edges and feed it slowly down to clear the paper out of the printer b.
  • Page 273 ❑ If the paper is difficult to pull out, pull on the leading edge of the paper as shown in the diagram a, then remove the paper from the output tray side b. IMPORTANT If you are pulling jammed paper out from the output tray side, excess toner may stain the next sheet of paper that you print on.
  • Page 274 Load the paper so that the paper meets the rear paper guide. If the paper jam occurred while feeding from the manual feed tray, load paper into the manual feed tray. Take the toner cartridge out of the protective bag. Paper Jams 6-15...
  • Page 275 Align the protrusions on the left and right ends of the toner cartridge with the toner cartridge guides in the main printer, and push the cartridge all the way to the back , then pull it a a a a down towards you b b b b 6-16...
  • Page 276: Close The Top Cover

    Close the top cover. IMPORTANT If you cannot close the top cover, check that the toner cartridge is installed properly • in the printer. If you close the top cover forcefully, the printer may be damaged. Do not leave the top cover open for a long time after installing the toner cartridge. •...
  • Page 277: Service Call

    Service Call If the printer has some kind of error such that it can no longer function properly, a service call is displayed as follows. Service Call Cause Resolution Follow the procedure (see "When The fixing unit is a Fixing Unit Error Appears," on malfunctioning.
  • Page 278: When A Fixing Unit Error Appears

    IMPORTANT If a fixing unit error appears, do not turn the printer on again after you have turned it off. Contact your local authorized Canon dealer. Describe the problems you are experiencing when you contact the dealer. Service Call 6-19...
  • Page 279: When A Scanner Error Or Service Error Appears

    When a Scanner Error or Service Error Appears If a scanner error or service error appears, cycle the power of the printer using the following procedure. This may clear the message. Turn the power off, wait for at least 10 seconds, then turn the printer on again.
  • Page 280 Contact your local authorized Canon dealer. When you contact your Canon dealer, please describe the problems that occurred and the error code that you noted down. Service Call...
  • Page 281: Print Quality Problems

    If a problem occurs that is not described in this section, none of the remedies solve the • problem, or you cannot determine the cause of the problem, contact your local authorized Canon dealer. White Stripes Appear. (Printed Text is Faint or Patchy) Cause The toner cartridge is running out of toner.
  • Page 282 Cause 2 The printer is exposed to direct sunlight or strong light. Remedy Move the printer to a location that is not exposed to direct sunlight or strong light. Alternatively, separate the printer from the source of the strong light. One portion of a page does not print.
  • Page 283 The next page is printed from halfway through the previous page. Cause The [Line Spacing] or [Lines/Page] settings in the application are not configured correctly. Remedy Update the [Line Spacing] and [Lines/Page] in the application so that data fits onto one page and print again. (See Instruction manual for the application.) Nothing is printed on the paper.
  • Page 284: Paper Problems

    Paper Problems Paper comes out wrinkled. Cause 1 Paper is loaded in the multi-purpose tray or manual feed tray at an angle. Remedy Load the paper in the multi-purpose tray or manual feed tray straight. (See "Printing on Plain Paper, Heavy Paper, Label Paper, and Transparencies," on p. 2-13, "Printing on Index Card,"...
  • Page 285: When Nothing Prints

    When Nothing Prints Check the following items if nothing prints when you print from an application: Check if any error messages are displayed in the Printer Status Window. If there is an error message displayed in the Printer Status Window, follow the directions given in the message.
  • Page 286: Installation Problems

    Remove Programs]* under the [Start] menu. USB Class Driver (p. 6-30) If you could not uninstall Delete [Canon LBP2900] in [Add Reinstall the software Uninstall using the uninstaller or Remove Programs]* ➞Chapter 3: Uninstalling the CAPT ➞Chapter 3: Installing the ➞Chapter 6: If Uninstallation Fails...
  • Page 287: If Uninstallation Fails

    For Windows Vista: Select [Canon LBP2900] in the [Programs and Features] dialog box, then click [Uninstall/Change]. NOTE If [Canon LBP2900] is not displayed in the dialog box, perform "Uninstalling the • USB Class Driver" (See p. 6-30), and then install the CAPT software again.
  • Page 288 Select the name of your printer, then click [Delete]. Click [Yes]. The uninstallation process begins. Please wait a moment. Click [Exit]. The [Delete Printer] dialog box closes. Restart Windows. Installation Problems 6-29...
  • Page 289: Uninstalling The Usb Class Driver

    Make sure that [Canon LBP2900] does not appear in the [Add or Remove Programs] dialog box, and then click [ ]. For Windows 2000: Make sure that [Canon LBP2900] does not appear in the [Add/Remove Programs] dialog box, and then click [...
  • Page 290 NOTE If [Canon LBP2900] is displayed in the dialog box, see "If Uninstallation Fails" (See p. 6-28) and delete [Canon LBP2900] in the dialog box. From the [Start] menu, select [Control Panel], and then click [Performance and Maintenance] ➞ [System].
  • Page 291 Click [Hardware] ➞ [Device Manager], and then double-click [Universal Serial Bus controllers]. For Windows Vista: Double-click [Universal Serial Bus controllers]. Select [USB Printing Support], then select [Uninstall] in the [Action] menu. 6-32 Installation Problems...
  • Page 292 IMPORTANT You cannot install the printer driver properly if the USB class driver is listed under • [Other Devices]. Select [Unknown device], then uninstall it. Do not delete any other devices or device drivers. If you delete the wrong thing by •...
  • Page 293: Problems During Local Installation

    Problems During Local Installation When you install the printer driver from CD-ROM, the printer is not automatically detected even when it is turned on. Cause 1 The USB cable has already been connected and the printer is turned on before installing the printer driver.
  • Page 294 Cause 4 If you are using Windows Vista, [Network discovery] is not set to [On]. Remedy Set [Network discovery] to [On]. To specify the setting for [Network discovery], select [Control Panel] from the [Start] menu, click [View network status and tasks], and then display [Network and Sharing Center].
  • Page 295: Miscellaneous Problems

    If you experience a burnt odor, immediately turn OFF the printer, unplug the power plug from the AC power outlet, and then contact your local authorized Canon dealer. Otherwise, this may result in a fire or electrical shock. You cannot use Adobe Type Manager (ATM) Fonts.
  • Page 296 The message [Specified Paper Incorrect] appears in the Printer Status Window. Cause 1 The [Output Size] setting of the current print job is different from the [Output Size] setting of the previous job. Remedy To print on the paper currently loaded in the printer, click [ ] (Error Recovery) in the Printer Status Window.
  • Page 297 6-38 Miscellaneous Problems...
  • Page 298: Appendix

    Appendix CHAPTER This chapter describes the printer specifications and index. Specifications ............7-2 Hardware Specifications .
  • Page 299: Specifications

    Specifications Hardware Specifications Type Desktop Page Printer Printing method Electrophoto Method (On-demand fixing) When printing A4 continuously 12 pages/min. Print speed * The printing speed drops in steps depending on the Plain Paper (64 to 90 g/m paper size, paper type, number of pages printed, and fixing mode settings.
  • Page 300: Software Specifications

    C or 68 ° Maximum: 726W or less Printable pages: Approx. 2,000 pages* * Canon Genuine Cartridge, and for A4 or Letter size Consumables Toner Cartridge paper at 5% page coverage using the factory default print density setting Main Printer Main Printer Unit.........Approx.
  • Page 301: Printer Dimensions

    Printer Dimensions ■ Printer Front View Front View Multi-Purpose Tray Output Tray 250.5 (mm) (mm) Printer Dimensions...
  • Page 302: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories The LBP2900 can be used directly over a network by installing the optional network adapter (AXIS1650). For details on AXIS1650 and the supported operating systems, refer to the Axis Communications website (http://www.axis.com) Network Adapter You can use the optional network adapter by connecting it to the LBP2900 using a USB cable.
  • Page 303 LBP2900 TCP/IP AXIS 1650 Client Client LBP2900 TCP/IP AXIS 1650 Protocols that can be used (i.e. TCP/IP, NetBEUI) Print Server Client Client NOTE If you are using the network adapter, you should use the "NetSpot Device Installer" utility • software to initialize the default settings of the printer connected to the network. Refer to the instruction manual provided with the network adapter for details on the •...
  • Page 304: Netspot Device Installer

    (AXIS 1650). NOTE Depending on the CD-ROM supplied, NetSpot Device Installer may not be included. If NetSpot Device Installer is not included on the supplied CD-ROM, you can download it from the Canon website. NetSpot Device Installer...
  • Page 305: Windows Firewall

    Windows Firewall Windows Firewall is a feature of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and other operating systems that protects your computer by blocking unauthorized access over the network. If using the printer with an operating system equipped with Windows Firewall, you need to set Windows Firewall to unblock communications.
  • Page 306: Configuring Windows Firewall To Unblock Communication With Client Computers

    Configuring Windows Firewall to unblock communication with client computers Insert the supplied "LBP2900 User Software" CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. If CD-ROM Setup appears, click [Exit]. If you are using Windows Vista and the [AutoPlay] dialog box appears, click [Open folder to view files], and then proceed to Step 3. From the [Start] menu, select [My Computer] ([Computer] for Windows Vista), right-click the CD-ROM icon, and then select [Open] from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 307 [Allow a program through Windows Firewall]. (If the [User Account Control] dialog box appears, click [Continue].) 2. Make sure that the [Canon LBP2900 RPC Server Process] check box is selected in the [Exceptions] sheet in the [Windows Firewall] ([Windows Firewall Settings] for Windows Vista) dialog box.
  • Page 308: Configuring Windows Firewall To Block Communication With Client Computers

    Configuring Windows Firewall to block communication with client computers Insert the supplied "LBP2900 User Software" CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. If CD-ROM Setup appears, click [Exit]. If you are using Windows Vista and the [AutoPlay] dialog box appears, click [Open folder to view files], and then proceed to Step 3. From the [Start] menu, select [My Computer] ([Computer] for Windows Vista), right-click the CD-ROM icon, and then select [Open] from the pop-up menu.
  • Page 309: Configuring Windows Firewall To Unblock Communication With The Server

    NOTE You cannot click [Block] if the firewall is already configured to block communication with client computers. Click [OK]. Windows Firewall is now configured to block communication with client computers. Configuring Windows Firewall to unblock communication with the server IMPORTANT If you do not configure the following settings on the client computers, the printer status may not be displayed correctly in the Printer Status Window and some functions may not operate properly.
  • Page 310 On the [Exceptions] sheet in the [Windows Firewall] ([Windows Firewall Settings] for Windows Vista) dialog box, place a checkmark next to [File and Printer Sharing], and click the [OK] button. Windows Firewall is now configured to unblock communication with the server. Windows Firewall 7-13...
  • Page 311: Checking The Processor Version Of Windows Vista

    Checking the Processor Version of Windows Vista If you are not sure whether you are using 32-bit Windows Vista or 64-bit Windows Vista, you can check that using the following procedure. From the [Start] menu, select [Control Panel]. Click [System and Maintenance] ➞ [System]. Check the processor version of Windows Vista in [System type].
  • Page 312: Index

    [Advanced] Sheet, 4-25 [Finishing] Sheet, 4-20 AXIS1650, 7-5 Firewall, 7-8 Fixing Unit, 6-4 Canceling, Pausing and Resuming Printing, 4-14 Canon Printer Uninstaller, 3-34, 3-35, 3-36 [General] Sheet, 4-24 CAPT (Canon Advanced Printing Technology), Grayscale Settings, 4-43 Cleaning Fixing Unit, 5-14...
  • Page 313 Index Card, 2-26 Paper Key, 1-8 Label Paper, 2-13 Paper Output, 2-11 Plain Paper, 2-13 Paper Problems, 6-25 Transparency, 2-13 Paper Size Local Installation, 3-40 Setting, 2-23, 2-42, 2-55 Paper Sizes Abbreviations, 2-5 List, 2-2 Paper Source Capacities, 2-10 [Paper Source] Sheet, 4-21 Manual Feed Tray, 1-5, 2-19, 2-26, 2-37, 2-50 Paper Source Types, 2-9 Manual Scaling, 4-19...
  • Page 314 Printer Status Window Storing Printouts, 2-8 [Cleaning], 4-64 System Requirements, 3-3 Component Names, 4-59 Displaying, 4-61 Displaying Printer Status When Using a Print Server, 4-65 Options Menu, 4-62 Test Page, 3-37 Preferences, 4-62 Toner Cartridge [Refresh], 4-64 Before Replacing, 5-2 [Resolve Error], 4-64 Cleaning, 5-14 Printing, 2-13, 2-26, 2-33, 2-44, 4-2...
  • Page 315: Locating The Serial Number

    Locating the Serial Number The printer serial number consists of four-alphabetic characters and a six-digit number. IMPORTANT The labels are required for a service engineer to check the serial number for service or maintenance. Do not peel off the serial numbers. ■...
  • Page 316 R-IE-670AF ©CANON INC. 2009...

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