BUBBLE JET PRINTER 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...
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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 Authorized Dealer or Sales Representative. Printer Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM...
Setting Up 1 Preparing the Printer Take the printer out of the box as shown. Hold the box firmly when taking out the printer. Place the printer on a flat surface. Remove the packing material and tape from the printer as shown. The tape position is subject to change.
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. FireWire 400: Certified FireWire cable, up to 3 meters in length.
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.
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. print head Place the print head in the holder.
Hold the ink tank as shown in the protective cap diagram and remove the protective cap. • Do not squeeze the sides of the ink tanks as this may cause the ink to leak out and stain your clothes and hands. •...
4 Loading Paper Loading A4 (Letter) Size Plain Paper paper rest Pull out the paper rest and the paper output tray as shown. Open the paper rest extension when printing on paper larger than A4. When printing on paper larger than B4, pull the output tray extension out three steps.
5 Installing the Printer Driver Installing the Printer Driver – Windows • Do not disconnect the cable or remove the CD-ROM during the installation. The driver cannot be correctly installed. • The screens below refer to Windows XP installation. Screen may differ depending on the operating system you are using.
Place the Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. • If the CD-ROM does not run automatically, click Start and select My Computer, then double-click the CD-ROM icon. For non-XP Windows, double- click My Computer in the Windows screen, then double-click the CD-ROM icon.
Click OK. Some screens appear after clicking OK. Read the content shown on the screens and click Next. Before you use the printer, you must carry out print head alignment on page 12. When the screen shown on the left appears, click Exit.
Double-click i9950 250.pkg. Enter an administrator name and a password, then click OK. When you have forgotten the administrator name and/or password, click and follow the instructions in Mac Help. 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.
6 Aligning the Print Head This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time. Aligning the print head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration. Aligning the Print Head – Windows Click Start and select Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, and then Printers and Faxes.
Check that A4 or Letter-sized paper is loaded in the printer and click Print Head Alignment. If a message warning you not to perform other operations appears, click OK. It takes about 60 seconds to start printing. After the pattern is printed, click Yes. If the pattern is not printed successfully, open the front cover and ensure that the ink tanks are correctly installed.
The pattern is printed, and the rest of the print head is aligned automatically. The printer is now ready to use. If the printer is not printed successfully, open the front cover and ensure that the ink tanks are correctly installed.
Look at the print-out. From the patterns in Column A, select the most even, least irregular pattern and enter the number. In the same way, one by one, select the most even patterns printed with the least irregularities from each of Columns B, D, E, G and J, enter their numbers, and click Send.
• 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.
(This may not appear when using Windows XP or Windows 2000. If this happens, click Start then select All Programs (or Programs) - Canon i9950 (or Canon i9900) - Guide). (6) ? Click this to change the cursor shape to ?. By clicking on the item’s name with this ? cursor, an explanation will be displayed.
Printing with Macintosh Adjusting the print settings according to your needs allows you to produce better quality prints. Printing Open the Page Setup dialog box in your application. On the File menu, click Page Setup. Check the application’s users manual for the actual procedures. Specify the page setup, then click OK.
Page Setup Use the Page Setup dialog box to specify the paper size settings. Select paper size you wish to use. Basic Printing Settings For the best print quality, specify the minimum requirement settings in the Print dialog box. Select Quality &...
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.
• Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” allows you to print photos from a Canon “Bubble Jet Direct” compatible (“PictBridge” incompatible) digital camera or digital camcorder without a computer by simply connecting the digital camera or digital camcorder to this printer.
The settings explained on the following pages cannot be made on some camera. 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.
About “Paper Size” and “Paper Type” To change the paper size or paper type, operate the camera to select the PictBridge print setup mode and confirm or check the settings. To use Photo Paper Pro, select “Fast Photo” in “Paper type”. The following sizes and types of paper can be loaded in the printer by selecting options in “Paper Size”...
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.
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"×6" / 101.6×152.4mm Card #2 Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4"×6"...
(1) Load the CD-ROM in your computer, and click the desk top, or select All programs (or the OS X folder. Programs) from the Start menu, then Canon (2) Double-click the Manual folder. i9950 (or i9900) - User’s Guide. (3) Select a language folder.
BJ Printer Driver Systems Requirements For Windows • Use a computer on which Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows 98 can operate. • USB* interface / USB 2.0 High-Speed* interface • CD-ROM drive • Available hard-disk space for printer driver installation Windows XP/Windows 2000: 65MB Windows Me/Windows 98:...