ReadMe_English.txt Driver File Contents (iPF610-Drv-Win-417-2.exe)

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                        Canon imagePROGRAF Printer Driver
                                   Version 4.17
                        *** Copyright CANON INC. 2011 ***
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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. System Requirements
  3. Cautions, Limitations and Restrictions


1. Introduction ---------------------------------------------------------------

Follow this procedure to install the printer driver for Windows software 
applications.

<Trademarks>
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the 
United States and other countries.
The names other companies and products in this document are registered 
trademarks of their respective companies.


- The following abbreviations for operating systems are noted:
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  Operating System                         Abbreviation
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  Microsoft Windows 7                      Windows 7
  Microsoft Windows Vista                  Windows Vista
  Microsoft Windows XP                     Windows XP
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2. System Requirements --------------------------------------------------------

The following hardware and software are recommended for this printer driver:

  Software:
     Microsoft Windows 7, English edition
     Microsoft Windows Server 2008, English edition
     Microsoft Windows Vista, English edition
     Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, English edition
     Microsoft Windows Server 2003, English edition
     Microsoft Windows XP, English edition

     (Note)
     - This printer driver cannot be used with Microsoft Windows 7
       /Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/Microsoft Windows Server 2008
       /Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
       /Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Microsoft Windows XP
       64-bit edition.

     - For the Windows OS, use the latest version of Service Pack.

  Recommended operating environment
     CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or better
     Memory: 1 GB of RAM or more
     Available disk space: 20 GB (for B0 output) 

  Printers:
     Canon imagePROGRAF iPF510
     Canon imagePROGRAF iPF605
     Canon imagePROGRAF iPF610

3. Cautions, Limitations and Restrictions -------------------------------------

Note the following limitations when using this software.

- In order to install the printer driver, you must log into the system as 
  an Administrator.

- Before installing this software, be sure to check the following. 
  1. Close any application software running on your computer. 
  2. If a document is being printed, either stop printing or wait for printing 
     to end. 
  3. Close all printer driver dialog boxes.

- If the software application supports print copies, you can set up with 
  either the application software or the printer driver.

- When setting scaling with an application, make sure the printer driver 
  scaling is set to 100%.

- If Page Layout Printing is selected under Page Layout on the Layout sheet, 
  do not use the collate function in the software application. 
  Click the Collate option on the Layout sheet to use collated printing.

- When using scaling function, an error occurring from the difference 
  between the degree of scaling and resolution may cause lines and other 
  distortions to appear in the printout.

- When printing reduced scaling color image data, 1 dot wide lines and points 
  may not be printed.

- Some applications may not print lines with almost horizontal angles 
  correctly. If this occurs, redraw lines horizontally.

- Immediately after installing the printer driver (including new editions), 
  some application software may not be able to recognize new functions. 
  Select Print in the File menu of all application software with a printer 
  function, and then select the name of the printer you're using, and click 
  the Properties button. 
  When the Properties dialog box opens, click the OK button to close.

- When binder printing with the Microsoft Binder, click off the check box 
  for executing binder printing as one job. Each print job will be processed 
  as a separate print job.

- When a watermark is specified with too many letters, or with letters 
  in very large font sizes, the watermark may not print.

- Watermark text including F040 and up of external characters will not 
  be printed.

- For some applications, watermarks may print incorrectly for the first 
  printing.

- If you change the printer name in the General sheet of the printer driver's 
  Properties dialog box, Profiles registered in the print driver become 
  ineffective, so store your customized settings in a file before changing the 
  printer name. 
  After changing the printer name, load the stored file.

- High resolution printing requires a large amount of computer memory. 
  If there is very little computer memory available or you are using a large 
  amount of application software, the application software may not operate 
  normally. 
  In this event, restart Windows and shut down any applications that are not 
  being used when restarting printing. 
  If printing still does not proceed normally, select a lower resolution in 
  the Print Quality setting in the Main sheet.

- With a local connection, if Enable bidirectional support in the Port sheet 
  of the printer driver's Properties dialog box has no check mark, 
  printer information and device information cannot be obtained normally.

- When performing background printing with Microsoft Word 98, do not 
  change the printer's resolution setting. If you do, Windows operation may 
  become unstable.

- When using a printer connected with USB, do not use Standby mode. 
  You can set Standby mode in Power Options in Control Panel.

- With Microsoft Excel, when Collate has a check mark and you perform 
  multiple sheet printing or Entire workbook printing with different 
  printing settings for each sheet, if you perform Page Layout Printing, 
  the results may not be those intended.

- When Novell Client for Windows NT/2000 Ver. 4.71 is used 
  in a NetWare environment, in the Port sheet of the printer driver's 
  Properties dialog box, the Port selection and display may not be correct. 
  However, the print job executes normally.

- When Novell Client for Windows NT/2000 Ver. 4.71 is used 
  in a NetWare environment, the printer driver cannot be installed with 
  the NetWare Printer Manager. Nor can a printer driver downloaded 
  by the Netware Administrator be installed. Install the printer driver using 
  Add Printer or the Canon imagePROGRAF Installer.

- When using the installer in a NetWare environment, normal installation 
  may not be possible. If this occurs, after deleting the old driver, 
  install the printer driver from Add Printer.

- In a NetWare environment, “Canon imagePROGRAF Preview” will not operate 
  properly. Try opening the Special Settings dialog box in the Layout sheet 
  and checking  Enable Preview Switching.

- When there is a large volume of print data, the printer may time out during 
  printing and printing may not be possible. If this occurs, 
  open the Advanced sheet in the printer driver Properties dialog box and 
  tick the Start printing after last page is spooled checkbox in  Spool print 
  documents so program finishes printing faster.

- Thin line, gradation etc. printing may not be possible. If this occurs, 
  open the printer driver's Properties dialog box from Print in the 
  application software's File menu, and try printing following the steps 
  below. 
  1. Remove the check from Open Preview When Print Job Starts in the 
     Main sheet. 
  2. Remove the check from Page Layout in the Layout sheet. 
  3. Click the Special Settings button in the Layout sheet to open 
     the Special Settings dialog box, and remove the check from 
     Fast Graphic Process.

- When there is a large volume of print data, the printer may take time out 
  during printing, and printing may not be possible. If this occurs, extending 
  the Job Time Out set time with the printer's operation panel may enable 
  printing.

- You may not be able to print data for large size media with 
  Adobe Illustrator and other software. If this occurs, try printing 
  after performing the following. 
     - Open the Main sheet and untick the Open Preview checkbox. 
     - Open the Layout sheet, click the Special Settings button and untick 
       the Fast Graphic Process checkbox. 
     - Increase the amount of memory allotted to virtual memory. 
     - Set to Service Pack 4 when using Windows 2000. 
     - Place or remove a check from the ON/OFF check box in Bitmap Printing 
       in the Print dialog box when using Adobe Illustrator.

- When installing this software from the installer, if you fail to follow the 
  screen instruction to restart your computer, Microsoft Office may operate 
  incorrectly. 
  If this occurs, restart your computer.

- To switch the units display between inches (US) and mm (Metric) 
  for the Media Size settings and other displays, in the menu for 
  the Regional Options in the OS control panel, select Input Locales.

- If you are using NDS (Novell Directory Services) in a NetWare environment, 
  or using NDPS (Novell Distributed Print Services), then install 
  the printer driver from the Add Printer icon. The printer driver may not 
  install correctly using the installer.

- If one printer is used with both USB and network connection, please install 
  the Canon imagePROGRAF Status Monitor.

- For some applications, when using functions such as Scaling, 
  N Pages per Sheet, and Edging, output with graphics data may diverge 
  from the original.

- Color settings dialog box can be performed for each object. However, 
  with some software applications the print results may not be what you 
  expect after text and graphic data handling.

- When printing data that includes an extremely large image from a computer 
  with little available memory or from Windows 2000, it may take time to 
  print, a portion of the image may be missing, or it may otherwise not print 
  properly. 
  If this occurs, try printing after performing the following. 
     - Print from Windows 7/Vista/XP. 
     - Open the Layout sheet and click the Special Settings button. 
       Then untick the Fast Graphic Process checkbox. 
     - Increase the amount of memory allotted to your computer. 
     - Increase your OS's virtual memory.

- When the printer is shared in a network environment and the operation 
  systems of a server and a client computer are both Windows 2000, 
  you may not be able to print correctly using Custom Media Size Name 
  defined from the client computer. 
  In this case, you may be able to print if you click the Enable advanced 
  printing features check box off on the Advanced sheet on the Properties 
  dialog box in the printer driver.

- Do not change the Print Processor setting 
  in the Advanced sheet in the printer driver's Properties dialog box. 
  The following functions will not operate correctly if the setting is changed: 
     -The Edit Using PosterArtist and Free Layout functions under Page Layout 
  on the Layout sheet
     -The "Canon imagePROGRAF Preview" function

- The Edit Using PosterArtist and Free Layout functions under 
  Page Layout on the Layout sheet and the "Canon imagePROGRAF Preview" 
  function cannot be used in the following cases: 
     -When Pause Printing is selected after right-clicking the printer icon 
     during a print job 
    -When Use Printer Offline is selected after right-clicking the printer 
     icon during a print job 
     -At any time other than the time selected with Available from/To on 
     the Advanced sheet of the printer properties dialog 
     -When Enable advanced printing features is switched off on 
     the Advanced sheet of the printer properties dialog during a print job 
     -When Print directly to the printer is enabled on the Advanced sheet 
     of the printer properties dialog during a print job 
     -When FILE: is selected as the printer port on the Ports sheet of 
     the printer properties dialog
     -When Output to File is selected in the Print dialog box of 
     the application software during a print job

- The Edit Using PosterArtist and Free Layout functions under Page Layout 
  on the Layout sheet do not operate in the following cases: 
     - When printing with software applications such as Adobe Photoshop LE, 
     Microsoft Photo Editor, AceDraw and other such applications that forbid 
     EMF spooling. 

- If you install Point and Print, the Edit Using PosterArtist and Free Layout 
  functions under Page Layout on the Layout sheet and the 
  "Canon imagePROGRAF Preview" function cannot be used.

- If you used Photoshop for printing, tone jump may occur in the gradation 
  of monochrome photographs.

- In the printer properties, when Free Layout or Edit with PosterArtist is set, 
  you cannot print with imagePROGRAF HDI driver. 
  Do not set Free Layout or Edit with PosterArtist in the printer properties.

- If you are using Windows 7/Vista/XP/Server 2003, 2008 and have set 
  Free Layout or Edit with PosterArtist to perform printing, do not print using 
  another driver.

- Stamps and page borders may not be printed correctly when the following 
  Print Quality settings are combined with large paper sizes:

- The installer does not support Unicode. The installer may not operate 
  correctly if Unicode is used for a printer's or shared printer's name. 
  If the installer does not operate correctly, try the following. 
     - Change the printer name. 
     - Install the printer driver from Add Printer.

- Images may not print centered in the middle if you have checked the box 
  for Center Image  in the print preview window and have performed printing 
  with Photoshop CS3. If you are unable to print, click the Page Setup button 
  in the Photoshop print preview window, and print after making print settings.

- Data created with Microsoft Word may not print properly when printing with 
  the Enlarged/Reduced Printing or Borderless Printing settings. If this 
  occurs, try printing after performing the following.
     - Open the folder of the printer from the Start menu, right-click 
       the printer, and select Printing Preferences. Set Page Size, 
       Enlarged/Reduced Printing, and Borderless Printing from the Page Setup 
       sheet, and start the application.
     - Open the Page Setup dialog box of Microsoft Word, and close it with OK.
     - After setting the printer driver, close the Print dialog box without 
       proceeding to print. Open the printer driver settings window once more, 
       close it with OK, and then proceed to print.

- In “Canon imagePROGRAF Preview”, text, fine lines, etc. as displayed in 
  the view screen display may differ from print results. In this instance, 
  try opening the Special Settings dialog box in the Layout sheet and checking  
  Enable Preview Switching.


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  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

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

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

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