Canon Color Bubble Jet BJC-250 User's Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for Canon Color Bubble Jet BJC-250 User's Manual PDF

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Cleaning the Print Head Using the Operators Panel 4... 7 BJ Cartridge Guidelines 4... 8

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The BJC-250 Series printers offer excellent print quality and fast print speed using both color and black inks... We are certain you will be satisfied with this advanced Bubble Jet technology...

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Canon has more engineers dedicated to creating quality ink for providing the best results for output on Bubble Jet printers than any other organization... Canon does not prohibit the use of third-party inks and the use of third- party inks does not invalidate the product's limited warranty... However, Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance of your printer when you are using inks from other suppliers...

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You can also purchase the optional Canon Photo Kit BC-06, which includes everything you need to produce photo-realistic images:

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Canon Specialty Papers Canon manufactures numerous specialty papers, including:

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o Speak to a technician free of service charge (currently Monday through Friday, 8:00 a... m... to 10:00 p... m... EST and Saturday, 12:00 p... m... to 6:00 p... m... EST, excluding holidays)for products still under warranty** (1-757-413-2848)

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The Canon BJC-250 Series Color Bubble Jet Printers are designed with the latest technology to provide trouble-free operation... The warranty card that comes with the printer describes Canon's one year limited warranty for your Bubble Jet printer... Be sure to read the warranty information to find out about the different service options available to you...

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Installing a Printer Driver Before you can use any type of printer with your computer, you must install a printer driver... The printer driver tells the computer what kind of printer you are using... The printer driver also controls the various settings, such as print quality and paper type... You define these settings within the printer driver, and the printer driver then communicates the settings to both the computer and the printer...

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This product describes the general steps required for printing from various Windows applications... The exact steps for printing a document may vary depending on the application program you are using... Refer to your software application's documentation for the exact printing procedure...

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After making any necessary changes to the printing parameters, select OK to start the print job...

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From within any Windows application, you can select the Print or Print Setup command... From the Printers folder, you can select the printer and then select the Properties command from the File menu... From the Printers folder, you can select the printer, click the right mouse button, and then select Properties from the drop down list...

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If the Print Setup option does not appear in the file menu for your application, refer to the user's manual supplied with the application... It should provide information about changing the printer setup parameters...

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This tab allows you to add comments regarding the printer driver and print test page or a separator page... (You see this tab when you open the Properties dialog box from the Printers folder, but not from within a Windows application...

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This tab allows you to specify print quality, color model, and print model... (The printing options on this tab are the same for both Windows 95 and Windows 3... 1... However, the Image Color Matching feature is available in Windows 95 only... )

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This tab allows you to print test pages, turn off the printer, enable or disable the auto power on feature, and clean the print head... It also allows you to turn off the printer after a certain period of inactivity... (The printing options on this tab are the same for both Windows 95 and Windows 3... 1... )

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To move between the Windows tabs, click on any of the tabs... To save the settings and exit, click the OK button... To cancel your settings selections on a tab, click the Cancel button... To save your settings without exiting, Click the Apply button... To access the Help file, click on the Help button... When you move the mouse cursor over one of the printing options, a help message appears at the bottom of the tab...

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The Setup Analyzer allows the printer driver to evaluate your choice of choice of printing settings... On the Setting tab, click on the green check to enable the Setup Analyzer... Click on the red symbol to disable it...

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Use Cartridge Detection if you want the driver to alert you when the installed BJ cartridge is not the correct choice to use with your Color Model setting... To enable Cartridge Detection, which is located on the Setting tab, click the green check... Click on the red symbol to disable it...

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The BJC-250 Printer Driver for Windows can interpret and translate the full spectrum of colors, up to 16... 7 million colors... When printing in color, there is a significant increase in the amount of information that the driver has to interpret and translate... When printing with black ink only, the driver has only one color to interpret... By decreasing the amount of colors that the printer driver has to interpret, you can significantly decrease the time needed to translate the information... This will speed up the overall printing process...

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In the Custom Settings dialog box, choose Diffusion only when printing final output or photographic images... Choosing a Halftone setting of Fine allows the documents to print as much as 20% faster because the computer does not need to compute to "best possible position" for each dot...

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If you will be printing text in black only, choose a Color Selection of Black and White rather than Grayscale... Print draft documents in Monochrome rather than Color, or use Draft print quality when printing in color...

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To ensure the best performance of your printer, you'll want to select the best paper and load it correctly... You can stack paper in the sheet feeder to load it automatically, or you can manually feed one sheet at a time...

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One of the most important things you can do to assure the best possible performance of your Bubble Jet printer is to select the correct paper... Your printer produces letter quality print on most plain paper bond papers, including cotton bond and photocopying papers; it does not require special ink jet papers... However, the print quality varies with different paper types... Be sure to test a type of paper before you purchase a large quantity...

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Back Print Film Canon Back Print Film BF-102 has been specially developed for Canon Color Bubble Jet printers... The film is designed to deliver brilliant, high-intensity color images suitable for business presentations, design work, or professional reports... Back Print Film is printed on the back (non-glossy) side of the film in mirror image and then viewed from the front or glossy side using a backlighting device... For more details, ask a Canon Authorized Dealer for information or refer to the manual supplied with the film...

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Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper can cause paper jams and poor print quality... Use cut-sheet paper only... You can use multipart paper... When using graph paper, the lines may not match because the 1/6 inch line spacing of the printer is slightly less than that of graph paper... If the print density of your page is very high , light paper stock may curl slightly due to the large amount if ink... If you need to print dense graphics, try printing on heavier stock... Do not use thicker paper than meets the specifications for this printer... Printing with a paper that is thick enough to come in contact with the print head nozzles may damage the BJ Cartridge...

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Glossy Photo Paper Banner Paper T-Shirt Transfers Greeting Cards Fabric Sheets Other heavier-weight print media Envelopes

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You can stack approximately 50 sheets of Transparencies or 10 sheets of back print film in the sheet feeder... However, these special media may not advance correctly under unusual environmental conditions (such as extreme temperatures or humidity)... If you have trouble with special papers becoming skewed or feeding multiple sheets, do not stack them in the sheet feeder... Load them on sheet at a time...

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For best results, fan the paper before loading it... Always fan a stack of paper along the edge that will

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Align the edge of the paper with the right edge of the sheet feeder... Secure the stack with the paper guide

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If you are using Windows, you must select Manual Feed in the BJC-250 Printer Driver for the printer to accept manually fed paper...

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Slide in the paper into the manual feed slot on the back of the printer until it stops inside the sheet feeder... Align the sheet with left edge of the manual feed slot... Hold the sheet for about two seconds until it feeds automatically... The printer will automatically load the paper into position

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U... S... Commercial number 10 (COM10) envelopes and European DL envelopes are recommended... You may be able to stack envelopes of other sizes in the sheet feeder; however, Canon cannot guarantee consistent performance on envelope sizes other COM10 and DL...

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Arrange the stack of envelopes on a firm surface and press down firmly on the edges to make the folds crisp... Press all the way around the envelopes to remove any curls and expel air from inside the envelopes...

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Slide a stack of envelopes into the sheet feeder until it stops... Align the edge of the paper guide with the left edge of the stack of envelopes...

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When selecting a sheet of film has dried completely, cover its printed side with a sheet of plain (not coated) paper before storing it; this is recommended even if you place the sheets of film in a clear file or plastic holder...

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If Back Print Film becomes curled, follow these steps to uncurl it:

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Canon's High Resolution Paper HR-101 is designed for high quality printing... This paper is specially coated to produce delicate color output... After using a package of High Resolution Paper (200 sheets), you need to use the cleaning sheet enclosed with the paper to remove paper dust from the printer's rollers; this will help prevent paper feed problems...

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Insert the sheet with the cloth side out (toward you) and open end up (away from the sheet feeder) Adjust the paper guide to the edge of the Fabric Sheet... Do not attempt to load more than one sheet at a time...

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Let the printed fabric sheet set for about one hour to allow the ink to completely dry... When dry, peel the film backing from the printed fabric sheet... Do not remove the film backing before printing... Wash the printed fabric sheet for about three minutes under lukewarm running water to remove the extra ink Hang the fabric sheet up to dry it again... Iron the dried fabric sheet with a cloths iron... See the booklet that comes with Fabric Sheet FS-101 for details on drying and washing...

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Printing on Banner Paper requires quite a bit of ink... If you think your BJ cartridge may run out of ink, use a new BJ cartridge... For best print results on Banner Paper, use light design patterns... To prevent ink from running over the edges of the sheet, print within the margins shown in the previous illustration...

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Open the front cover... Use both hands to open the front cover... Set the paper thickness lever to the right...

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Align the first sheet of paper with the right edge of the sheet feeder and slide it into the printer until it stops... Then adjust the paper guide to the edge of the paper... Do not allow the paper to hang over the edge of the desk or work table... Do not extend the paper support for banner paper...

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Click OK or Print to start the print job... Do not allow the paper to hang over the edge of the desk or work table directly... Clear enough desk space in front of the printer for at least one sheet of paper to rest after printing...

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This chapter covers the care required for your printer... It includes:

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Set the printer on a stable surface... Do not use an angled printer stand... Avoid setting the printer in direct sunlight... Keep the front cover closed when printing... Do not set anything on top of the printer Make sure the power is off any time you connect or disconnect the AC adapter or interface cable... Do not unplug the AC adapter unnecessarily... Do not unplug the printer or turn off a power strip to which the printer is attached when the printer's power is turned on... This may prevent the print head unit from returning to the home position on the right and being capped, which may cause the print head to dry out... This is critical... If left uncapped, the print head unit may clog and may need to be replaced... Do not move the mechanism that holds the BJ cartridge... Attempting to move the BJ cartridge holder may damage delicate mechanical parts...

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Make sure the printer is turned off before cleaning it... It is a good idea to unplug the AC adapter also... Do not clean the exterior of the printer with volatile liquids such as thinners, benzine, or any spray-type or chemical cleaners; doing so will damage the surface of the printer... When cleaning the printer, avoid the area near the print head on the BJ cartridge... Do not touch the print head... Ink may leak out and cause stains...

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You can print these test pages to check the operation of your printer and your print quality...

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Demonstration This test prints a sample page describing the printer's features...

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When the BC-05 Color BJ cartridge is installed, the pattern includes the three colors: yellow, magenta, and cyan... In the color pattern, you'll notice that lines are missing between the colors... This is normal...

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You use the Test option on the Control tab in your BJC-250 Printer Driver for Windows to print a self test, demonstration page, or a nozzle test pattern...

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Press and hold the POWER button until you hear the number of beeps that correspond to the test page you want to print...

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If you are using Windows, you can execute print head cleaning from the Control sheet in the printer driver... Simply click on Clean Ink Head...

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Perform the print head cleaning only when you encounter a print quality problem... Unnecessary and repetitious cleaning will waste ink... If you execute the print head cleaning while paper is manually loaded, the printer will eject the paper and then perform the cleaning...

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Canon has more engineers dedicated to creating quality ink for providing the best results for output on Bubble Jet printers than any other organization... Canon does not prohibit the use of third-party inks and the use of third-party inks does not invalidate the product's limited warranty... However, Canon cannot guarantee the quality or performance of your printer when you are using inks from other suppliers...

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If you are using the BC-05 Color BJ Cartridge and any of the other BJ cartridges, make sure you store the cartridge not being used in the Ink Cartridge Storage Box... Keep BJ cartridges in their sealed containers until you are ready to use them... If spilled, the ink is difficult to remove... Therefore, it's a good idea to keep the BJ cartridge out of reach of children... Do not touch the print head area on the BJ cartridge... Ink may leak out and cause stains...

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The following procedure describes how to replace the bc-05 Color BJ cartridge with the BC-02 Black BJ Cartridge... Follow the instructions in this section to replace an old BJ cartridge or to change BJ cartridges when you are switching between the BC-05 and any of the other BJ cartridges...

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If you are replacing an old BJ cartridge, dispose of the old cartridge properly... If you are switching cartridges, you must store the cartridge you are removing in the Ink Cartridge Storage Box...

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Make sure the cartridge is secure, and the lever locks into place... Make sure there is no resistance when you press on the lock lever; it should lock easily into place... If you hear any snapping noises or feel any resistance as you press on the lever, remove the BJ cartridge and try again...

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When ever you turn off the printer, the BJ cartridge moves to the home position on the right and caps itself... If you unplug the printer while it is printing (or if you turn off a power strip to which the printer is connected), or if you manually move the cartridge holder from the home position, the BJ cartridge will not be capped and it may dry out...

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Whenever you unwrap a BJ cartridge, you must either install it in the printer or store it in the Ink Cartridge Storage Box to prevent the print head from drying and clogging...

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If you have more than one Ink Cartridge Storage Box, you can hook them together... Simply connect them by the slides and grooves on the sides of the boxes...

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While the printer is small and compact, it is not a portable printer and need to take care when transporting it... The printers' components, such as the sheet feeder, may become damaged if subjected to severe vibration during transportation... Also, your print head may dry out during travel (and become unusable) if it is not capped and taped correctly...

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Do not remove the BJ cartridge from the printer or ship a BJ cartridge from which you have removed the protective cap... An opened BJ cartridge that is not installed in the printer may leak, and the print head may dry out... Also, if you do not tape the BJ cartridge to the side of the printer, ink may spill into the printer...

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Due to today's rapidly changing personal computer environment, we have placed troubleshooting information in a variety of places to ensure that the most accurate information possible is available... The best place to find current information is through our on-line support services and through our Fax Retrieval System... On-line services include the World Wide Web and our BBS...

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If your print quality is not satisfactory Check your printer driver settings Clean the print head Clean the print head five times Replace the BJ cartridge Check the type of paper you are using

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Gently pull the paper out with one hand while holding down the printer with the other hand... If the paper tears off inside the printer, open the front cover and remove the paper left inside the printer...

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Reboot computer, press "delete" to go into CMOS setup At setup menu, cursor to "Advanced System Setup" and "Enter" to select From Advanced System Setup menu, select "Integrated Peripherals" From the Integrated Peripherals Menu, Cursor to 'LPT Extended Mode" (Note: This is different than LPT1 mode) The LPT Extended Mode will probably show "Standard"- USe the "Page Down" key to cycle to "ECP Mode" Press "ESC" key to back to Advanced SYStem Setup Menu Press "ESC" key to go back to main setup menu Press "F10" to save new configuration, and confirm save by answering "Yes" to final question

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Solution This corrected configuration should provide correct output... CMOS value for LPT1 is Standard Bi-directional LPT... VXD v4... 00... 503 file size 35,487...

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Right Click on My Computer Select Properties Select Device Manager Tab Double-click Ports (COM & LPT) Double-click LPT1 Select Resources Tab De-Select Automatic Settings Change Basic Config from 0000 (0) to 0003 (3)

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Paper Type Recommended Bubble Jet paper Canon Bubble Jet Paper (water resistant) LC-301 High Resolution Paper Canon High Resolution Paper (HR-101) Transparencies Canon Transparency Film (CF-102) Back Print Film Canon Back Print Film (BF-102) High Gloss Film Canon High Gloss Film (HG-101) Glossy Photo Paper Canon Glossy Photo Paper (GP-201) Fabric Sheets Fabric Sheets (FS-101) for Canon Bubble Jet Printers T-Shirt Transfer Paper Canon T-Shirt Transfers (TR-101) Greeting Cards Canon Greeting Cards (GC-101) Banner Paper Canon Banner Paper Envelopes Commercial Number 10 European DL

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Resolution 720 x 360 dpi w/smoothing with BC-02 Black BJ Cartridge 360 x 360 dpi with BC-05, BC-06, BC-09F

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The shaded portion in the following figure shows the printing area for an envelope...

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BC - 02 Black BJ Cartridge (optional) Print Head 64 Nozzles Ink Color Black Life Expectancy Approximately 500 Pages in high Quality mode (5% coverage)

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