README.TXT Driver File Contents (BJC-5000W2K.EXE)

Copyright (c) 2000 Canon Information Systems, Inc.
Copyright (c) 2000 Canon Business Machines, Inc.
Copyright (c) 2000 Canon, Inc.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft 
   Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

Canon BJC-5000 and BJC-5100 Printer Driver for Windows 2000
(Original Windows NT driver, updated for Windows 2000)
Thank you for purchasing a Canon Color Bubble Jet Printer.  We 
hope that you will appreciate its exceptional print quality, 
flexible paper handling, fast printing speed, and trouble-free 

This README file contains supplemental information to help you 
install and use your printer driver software with Microsoft 
Windows 2000. As with most software and hardware products, some 
information is made available after the development of the 
manual.  Updated information regarding your printer is provided 
in this README file.  If you require any additional assistance, 
please contact your local Canon company.  The addresses and 
phone numbers are listed in the driver's Help file and in your
printer's User Manual.

1.0 Overview
2.0 Key Features
3.0 System Requirements
4.0 Installing the Printer Driver from Floppy Diskette
5.0 Accessing the Printer Properties Dialog Box
6.0 Accessing Help Information
7.0 Hints for Color Printing
8.0 Hints for Photo-Realistic Printing
9.0 Hints for Grayscale Printing
10.0 Cautions, Limitations and Restrictions

1.0 Overview
This printer driver software allows you to print documents from 
any Windows 2000 compatible application to your Canon BJC-5000 
and BJC-5100 Bubble Jet printer.  This printer driver software 
does not operate with any other version of Windows, such as 
Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or Windows 98. (It can be used with 
Windows NT 4.0)  Please contact your local Canon sales company 
regarding support for other versions of Windows.

2.0 Key Features
This printer driver software provides a variety of basic and 
advanced capabilities to give you high-speed and high-quality 
printed output and complete control over the printing process.
This driver includes several key features that are designed 
for ease of use and flexibility:
  - high-quality color and grayscale printing
  - fast processing time that shortens return-to-application 
  - built-in access to troubleshooting and maintenance tools
  - direct links to Canon's home page on the World-Wide Web

3.0 System Requirements
The Canon BJC-5000 and BJC-5100 Windows Printer Driver does not 
require any additional system configuration beyond those required 
to run Windows NT 4.0.  However, you can improve the performance 
of your Canon printer by following the recommendations below:

1. The minimum amount of RAM memory required is 32 MB, although at
   least 64 MB is highly recommended for optimal performance.  
   Increasing the amount of RAM will result in faster printing and
   reduce compatibility problems with some applications.  For 
   higher-resolution printing (such as 720x720 dpi or 1440x720 
   dpi), the minimum amount of RAM required is 16 MB, although at
   least 32 MB is recommended for best performance.

2. Allow at least 40 MB of free hard disk space on the drive that 
   contains your system's TEMP directory.  If you print lengthy 
   documents consisting of many pages, or if you are printing at 
   high resolutions, you should allow additional hard disk space 
   on your system.

4.0 Installing the Printer Driver from Floppy Diskette
This printer driver is designed to be installed under Windows 
2000. To install the driver, use the following procedures, 
referring to your Windows 2000 documentation if necessary.

You must have full-control access to printer settings to carry out
an installation.

  1.  Log on to Windows 2000 as a member of the [Administrators] 
  2.  Click [Start].
  3.  From [Settings], select [Printers].
  4.  Double-click [Add Printer].  The Add Printer Wizard starts.
  5.  On the [Local or Network Printer] panel, make sure 
      [Automatically detect my printer] is unchecked, then click 
  6.  Select LPT1 or whichever port you want to use.
  7.  When the list of printers appears click [Have Disk...].
  8.  Specify the folder containing the downloaded and extracted 
      printer driver files and click [OK].
  9.  Make sure the name of the printer you want to install is 
      correct and click [Next].

  In some cases, a [Use Existing Driver] panel appears next. If it
  does, select the [Replace existing driver] option to install the

  10. Respond appropriately to the remaining screens of the [Add 
      Printer] Wizard.
  11. In the final step of the [Add Printer] Wizard,"Completing 
      the Add Printer Wizard", click Finish.  A [Digital Signature
      Not Found] Dialog Box will appear and ask "Do you want to 
      continue the installation?".  Click Yes to continue.  A 
      printer icon appears once installation is complete.

  When using the LPT port on your computer, the Windows Plug and
  Play feature [Found New Hardware] Wizard may appear when you 
  start your computer. If this happens, click Cancel to exit the 
  automatic driver installation.  Only the [Add Printer] Wizard 
  should be used to install your driver.

You are now ready to print from any Windows software application
package.  The printer driver software will automatically detect 
whether color or black ink cartridges are installed in your 
printer and an image will be printed correctly without the need 
for any customized setup.

5.0 Accessing the Printer Properties Dialog Box
The Printer Properties dialog box contains several tabs that 
allows you to set up, control and maintain your Canon printer.  
To access the Printer Properties dialog box, use the following

  1. Click the "Start" button.
  2. Point to the "Settings" item.
  3. Click the "Printers" item to display the Printers folder.
  4. Click the icon for your printer to highlight it.
  5. Click the right mouse button on the icon, and then click
     the left mouse button on "Document Defaults...".

This will display the Printer Properties dialog box, which 
contains the following tabs:
  Settings - Defines or changes the print mode and settings.
  Troubleshooting - Provides helpful information about solving 
     common problems.
  Maintenance - Includes diagnostic tools for maintaining your 

You can also display the Printer Properties dialog box from within
a software application by clicking on the Print item from the File
menu, and then clicking on the Properties button.  In other 
applications, you can click on the Printer Setup item from the 
File menu and click on the Setup button. However, the General
and Details tabs are not available in this mode.

6.0 Accessing Help Information
From the Printer Properties dialog box, you can click on the 
"Help" button to display additional information about every 
feature and option in the Canon printer driver.  You can also 
use the Windows NT 4.0 "What's this?" method by using the right
mouse button to click on any item for information about that 
item and its operation.  Alternately, you can click on the 
question-mark (?) symbol in the upper right corner of each 
dialog box, and then click on any item to display help for 
that item.

7.0 Hints for Color Printing
For the best color printing speed and quality, you should install 
at least one color ink cartridge (BC-21e) into Holder 1 of your 
printer and click on the "Regular" button in the Settings tab of 
the printer driver.  If you are printing primarily color graphics,
you can improve printing speed by adding a second color ink 
cartridge (BC-21e) in Holder 2.  If you are printing a mixture of 
color graphics and black text, you can improve the printing speed 
by using a color ink cartridge (BC-21e) in Holder 1 and a black-
only ink cartridge (BC-23) in Holder 2.

8.0 Hints for Photo-Realistic Printing
For the best photo-realistic color printing quality, you should 
install a color ink cartridge (BC-21e) in Holder 1 and a photo 
ink cartridge (BC-22e) in Holder 2.  You should also click on 
the "Photo-realistic" button in the Settings tab of the printer 

9.0 Hints for Grayscale Printing
For the best grayscale printing speed, you should use one or two 
black-only ink cartridges (BC-23).  It is possible to use only 
the black ink of a color ink cartridge, but the printing speed 
will be considerably slower.  To print in grayscale when a color 
ink cartridge is installed, you must click on the "Print with 
black ink only" checkbox.

10.0 Cautions, Limitations and Restrictions
1. A known problem in Corel Mosaic Version 5.0 may cause 
   incomplete printed output.  Please contact Corel Corporation 
   for an update.

2. When sharing a document file among several computer systems, 
   make sure that all of the fonts used by the document are 
   installed on all computer systems.  Otherwise, some text fonts 
   will not be printed correctly.

3. When printing from Adobe Photoshop, you must select the "RGB" 
   mode rather than the "CMYK" mode to avoid printing some 
   incorrect colors.

4. Banner Printing Tips
   a) MS Publisher 97 - to avoid some overlapping printed results
      between page boundaries, you must select "File/Print/Tile 
      Printing Options" and set the value of "Overlap tiles" to 0.
   b) Print Shop Ensemble III - to avoid any gaps between pages, 
      use Standard quality mode instead of Draft quality mode.
   c) For best results, you should only print one copy of a banner
      at a time.  If you request multiple copies, the printed 
      results may be unpredictable.
   d) Insert the banner media through the Manual Feed slot in the 
      back of the printer. Make sure to select the "Letter Banner"
      or "A4 Banner" from the Paper Size list box.

5. Certain page sizes may be supported by the printer and its
   driver software, but not supported by the application software.
   These are limitations of your application, and you should 
   contact your application vendor in such cases.

6. Some applications such as Microsoft Internet Explorer v3.0, 
   Microsoft Exchange v4.0 or v5.0, Netscape Navigator v3.0 or 
   v4.0 and Adobe Photoshop v4.0 or v5.0 do not support printing 
   of multiple copies on printers with limited memory.  For such 
   applications, the selection for the number of copies is 
   disabled so you can only print one copy at a time.  In some 
   cases, this is corrected in a later version of the 
   application.  Please check with your application vendor for 
   an updated version.

7. When printing from Corel Presentations v7.0 or Corel Quattro 
   Pro v7.0 and v8.0, the setting of the "Print with Black Ink 
   Only" check-box is not recognized if you set it from within 
   the application.  To avoid this problem, exit the application 
   and set this item from the Properties dialog in the Printers 

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  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

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