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 operation. 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. CONTENTS ======== 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 time - 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. Note: 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] group. 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 [Next]. 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]. Note: In some cases, a [Use Existing Driver] panel appears next. If it does, select the [Replace existing driver] option to install the driver. 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. Note: 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 procedure: 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 printer. 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 driver. 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 folder. All brands and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. <END OF README.TXT>Download Driver Pack
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