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Canon Pixma iP8500 Quick Start Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Quick Start Guide Table of Contents Preface Shipping Materials Introduction Setting Up Preparing the Printer Connecting the Printer to the Computer Installing the Print Head Loading Paper Installing the Printer Driver Aligning the Print Head Basic Operations Printing with Windows Printing with Macintosh Print Head Maintenance Appendix...
  • Page 2: Exif Print

    ® International ENERGY STAR Program ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Canon Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for efficiency. ® The International ENERGY STAR Office Equipment Program is a global program that promotes energy saving through the use of computer and other office equipment.
  • Page 3: Preface

    Preface Shipping Materials Thank you for purchasing a Canon Bubble Jet Printer. Check that all the following items are in the box. If anything is missing or is damaged, contact your Canon Service Representative. Printer Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM...
  • Page 4: Setting Up

    Connect to this port when your computer or your cables do not support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed or when it is not clear whether they support it. USB cable Recommended USB 2.0 Hi-Speed: Certified USB Hi-Speed cable, up to 3 meters in length. USB 2.0 Full Speed: Canon or other computer manufacturer cable, up to 5 meters in length.
  • Page 5 • Correct operation of USB 2.0 Hi-Speed is not guaranteed under Windows Me, Windows 98, Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X v.10.0-10.2.6. • Windows only: Use the USB 2.0 driver supplied by Microsoft. The driver is available when updating Windows or applying a Windows Service Pack. Correct operation is not guaranteed with non-Microsoft USB 2.0 drivers.
  • Page 6: Installing The Print Head

    3 Installing the Print Head • Never attempt to plug the power cord into the power outlet or unplug the power cord when your hands are wet. • Never damage, modify, stretch, or excessively bend or twist the power cord. Do not place heavy objects on the power cord.
  • Page 7: Print Head

    Remove the protective cap from the Print Head. Print Head electrical Nozzles contacts • Do not touch the Print Head Nozzles or electrical contacts. • Do not attempt to reattach the protective cap once it has been removed. Place the Print Head in the holder. Print Head Be careful not to touch any parts inside the printer.
  • Page 8: Top Cover

    Hold the ink tank as shown in the protective cap diagram and remove the orange protective cap. • Do not squeeze the side of ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands. •...
  • Page 9: Loading Paper

    4 Loading Paper This section describes how to load paper in the Sheet Feeder. When performing the print head alignment, you need to load paper in the Sheet Feeder. Loading A4 (Letter) Size Plain Paper in the Sheet Feeder Pull out the Paper Support and Paper Output Tray completely as shown.
  • Page 10: Installing The Printer Driver

    5 Installing the Printer Driver Installing the Printer Driver – Windows • Do not disconnect the cable or remove the Installation CD-ROM during the installation. The driver cannot be correctly installed. • The screens below refer to Windows XP installation. Screens may differ depending on the operating system you are using.
  • Page 11: The Screen

    Place the Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. • If the installer in the CD-ROM does not run automatically, click Start and select My Computer, then double-click the CD-ROM icon. For non-Windows XP users, double-click My Computer in the Windows screen, then double- click the CD-ROM icon.
  • Page 12: Installing The Printer Driver – Macintosh

    When the On-screen Manual screen appears, click Next. When the screen shown on the left appears, ensure that a sheet of A4/ Letter-sized plain paper is loaded in the Sheet Feeder. Click Execute and Print Head Alignment to carry out print head alignment.
  • Page 13 Double-click PIXMA iP8500 xxx.pkg. “x” represents a number. Click Continue. Read the License Agreement and click Continue, then click Agree. Select a destination to where you want to install the printer driver, and click Continue. Click Install. Enter an administrator name and a password, then click OK.
  • Page 14: Aligning The Print Head

    6 Aligning the Print Head Aligning the Print Head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration. • The Print Head can be aligned also from the printer itself. If the printer driver is not installed in the computer, align the print head in this way.
  • Page 15: Utilities Folder

    Read the message and click Print Head Alignment. It takes about 90 seconds to start printing. Do not open the Top Cover while printing. If a message warning you not to perform other operations appears, click Ensure that the pattern shown on the left is printed.
  • Page 16 Select your printer from the Product list and click Maintenance. BJ Printer Utility appears. Select Test Print from the pop-up menu, and click Print Head Alignment. Read the message and click Print Head Alignment. It takes about 90 seconds to start printing. Do not open the Top Cover while printing.
  • Page 17: Basic Operations

    • If you detect smoke, unusual smells or strange noises around the printer, immediately switch the printer off and always unplug the printer. Contact your local Canon service representative. • To avoid injury, never put your hand or fingers inside the printer while it is printing.
  • Page 18 (This may not appear when using Windows XP or Windows 2000. If this happens, click Start then select All Programs (or Programs) - Canon PIXMA iP8500 - Guide.) (7) ? Click this to change the cursor shape to ?. By clicking on the item’s...
  • Page 19: Printing With Macintosh

    • Clicking Print Advisor allows you to change to the most appropriate print settings simply by answering questions when prompted. • Use the application to specify the paper size and paper orientation. Before printing, open the settings screen and check that Page Size in the Page Setup tab is the same as that specified within application.
  • Page 20: Page Setup

    Ensure that the proper lamp of the paper source is lit. Sheet Feeder If not, press the Paper Feed Switch on the printer. Lamp Cassette Click Print. Lamp Printing will start in a few moments. Page Setup From the Page Setup dialog box, specify the Paper Size settings. Select the paper size to be used.
  • Page 21 (1) Media Type Select the type of media loaded in the printer. (2) Paper Source Select the setting here when you do not specify the paper source with the Paper Feed Switch on the printer. (3) Print Mode Select the type of document you want to print. To specify more detailed settings for the print quality, click Detailed Setting.
  • Page 22: Print Head Maintenance

    Print Head Maintenance If Blurring Occurs or If a Specific Color Does Not Print Perform Print Head Cleaning to improve the print quality. Ensure that the printer is turned on and follow the instructions below. • Windows Open the printer driver settings screen and click the Maintenance tab. Click Cleaning. See page 12 for details on how to open the setting screen.
  • Page 23: Appendix

    • Canon Bubble Jet Direct allows you to print photos from a Canon Bubble Jet Direct compatible (PictBridge incompatible) digital camera or digital video camcorder without a computer by simply connecting the digital camera or digital video camcorder to this printer.
  • Page 24 The settings explained on the following pages cannot be made on some cameras. If any setting cannot be made, the default setting explained above is used. Names of settings that are displayed on Canon PictBridge-compliant cameras are used in the description given below.
  • Page 25 “Layout”. About “Image optimize” If you use a Canon PictBridge-compliant camera, you can select “VIVID”, “NR”, or “VIVID+NR”. (Note that these options cannot be selected for some models.) • When “VIVID” is selected, green and blue portions of photos are printed vividly.
  • Page 26: Printing Photographs Directly From A

    Printing Photographs Directly from a Canon Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Digital Camera Media Types for Digital Camera When you connect a digital camera, you can use the following media: Digital Camera Setting Media Type Card #1 Photo Paper Pro 4" x 6" / 101.6 x 152.4 mm Card #2 Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4"...
  • Page 27: Notes On Handling The Usb Interface (for Windows Users)

    Start and double-click the OS X folder. select All Programs (or Programs), Canon (2) Double-click the Manual folder. PIXMA iP8500 Manual and User’s Guide. (3) Select a language folder. (4) Double-click the User’s Guide folder. (5) Double-click the icon for the...
  • Page 28 Applications Included in the CD-ROM Package Easy-WebPrint (Windows) You can easily print out homepages displayed on Internet Explorer in full size without its right- hand side being cropped. This application is automatically added to the Internet Explorer toolbar. Internet Explorer 5.5. or later must be installed. Easy-PhotoPrint (Windows/Macintosh) You can make a Borderless Print easily and quickly, just by selecting a photograph taken with a digital camera and the paper type on which to print.
  • Page 29: Regulatory Information

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza...
  • Page 30 The following ink tanks are compatible with this printer. For details on ink tank replacement, refer to “Print Head Maintenance” in this guide. QA7-3319-V01 XXXXXXXX ©CANON INC.2004 PRINTED IN THAILAND...

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