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Most Common Canon Printer Problems and How to Fix Them

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Printers are essential to any space, from school, homes, offices and most especially to enterprise level companies and high grade printing facilities. Canon is one brand people trust because of its efficiency and of course great variety of products for various types of printing needs. Sometimes your life hangs on an efficient printer for projects, corporate information, releases and high grade image printing. Having Canon printer problems would be a nightmare and so what do we do to fix the most common problems that we usually encounter?

  • The first thing you have to do when you have a new printer is to make sure that the printer driver matches the Canon printer itself. Otherwise, there will be a lot of errors that you will encounter and so you might want to purge the documents first and reset your printer until all the unnecessary conditions are removed. This is essential to have a smooth printing process with your Canon printers.
  • Printer paper issues- what you can do is to restart your computer, then restart your printer and start making a test page to know if the printer is well calibrated for your purposes. If you have a paper jam, Canon printers would usually have a button designated to release a jammed paper but if it does not work, open your device and guide the printer and the paper gently. Do not tug too much as it may damage the device.

Look at your guide for proper paper feeding. Canon printers have marks and designated alignments to know the right position of your paper for the size of the paper. You can fed the paper on the tray but sometimes, there are printers like the Dot matrix that can be fed like a typewriter style and so you have to know the settings that you need in order to minimize printer jamming.

  • Always make sure that the printer ink is always at good levels because when you print with printer inks that are clogged and almost empty, the quality of printing especially for photos and colored projects are going to suffer. Check your Canon printer ink levels every now and then. Use only high quality Canon ink for better printer performance.
  • Cleaning your Canon print head is essential to prevent your document from having the unnecessary smears and dirt that could ruin your project or important document.
  • Another Canon printer problem is when the printer is not responding, if that is the case, check if your connections are placed well and verify if your cables are on the right spots. Sometimes it may be the printer itself that has a problem.

Canon Printer problems can be avoided by following the right printing procedures, making sure that the printer ink levels are right, the printer facility is clean and at the right temperature, and your paper is positioned well. Also check your connections and drivers to ensure that you save on precious paper and ink as well as minimize hassles and Canon printer  problems.

Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII Inkjet Photo Printer Review

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

If you want to take printing to a much higher level than that allowed by regular inkjet printers, then consider the Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII Inkjet Photo Printer. Perfect for professional photographers, this Canon printer promises to deliver optimum levels of photo prints with high gloss and vivid colors. This dedicated photo printer can duplicate the exact color and specifications of images on your computer screen, earning this professional printer a 5 out of 5 rating.

Quick Summary

With a print resolution of up to 4800 x 2400 dpi, an ambient light correction feature and a high-performance individual ink system, you can expect vivid and detailed photos from this Canon printer. It can print beautiful, borderless photos from 4” x 6” to 13” x 19”. Its front tray can also load paper up to 1.2mm thick, while its print speeds can reach approximately 47 seconds for an 8” x 10” borderless photo and 1 minute and 23 seconds for a 11” x 14” colored photo. All these features make this professional printer a must-have for photographers who are serious about their craft.

Good Points of the Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII

The print quality of the Canon Pro9000MkII is astonishing, even better than most print labs, and the software included in the package is intuitive and easy to use. Some users even say that the print outs on good photo paper are of museum quality—the Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII Inkjet Photo Printer is that good! Colors can make your eyes pop right out of their sockets in disbelief. This professional printer even runs more quietly than most printers in the market.

Bad Points of the Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII

There have been little complaints about this Canon printer, although some Mac users have had difficulties figuring out the correct printer drivers for the Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII. It also won’t work well with iPhoto, the photo-editing program included in Mac platforms. But Windows users should be more than happy with this printer.

Canon Ink Cartridges for the   Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII

CLI-8Bk           Black                       1250 pages

CLI-8C            Cyan                         710 pages

CLI-8M            Magenta                  710 pages

CLI-8Y             Yellow                     710 pages

CLI-8PC          Photo Cyan              450 pages

CLI-8PM          Photo Magenta        450 pages

CLI-8R            Red                         450 pages

CLI-8G            Green                     450 pages

Troubleshooting & Support Information

You can download printer drivers for the Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII Inkjet Photo Printer from http://www.printcountry.com/drivers/CANON_PIXMA_PRO_9000_DRIVER_DOWNLOAD.htm

Search for tips and ask for help at http://www.printerinkquestions.printcountry.com.

You can get ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma PRO9000MkII at http://www.printcountry.com/hp_printer_toner_ink_cartridges_main.asp.

To help you decide on the best printer for your office or home, you can check out http://printers.printcountry.com.

Canon PIXMA MX330 Inkjet All-In-One Printer Review

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

If you want to boost productivity in your office or improve efficiency at home, then check out the Canon PIXMA MX330 Inkjet All-In-One Printer—it might just be the perfect tool that you need. This color multifunction printer has superb resolution for both printing and scanning and has a fully integrated auto document feeder that allows you to copy, fax, print and scan with ease. PictBridge-ready cameras can also connect and print directly with this Canon printer. The myriad of features gives this printer a 4 out of 5 rating.

Quick Summary

Put more life into your reports or scrapbooks with the Canon PIXMA MX330 Inkjet All-In-One Printer’s 800 x 1200 maximum color resolution. Store up to 20 coded speed dials in this printer’s Super 3G High-Speed Fax and scan and duplicate true-to-life copies with its special Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology. It’s got print speeds of up to 7.5 impressions per minute (ipm) for black and white printing and 4.5 ipm for colored printouts. It can also print out a borderless, colored 4”x6” photo in approximately 45 seconds.

Good Points of the Canon PIXMA MX330 Inkjet All-In-One Printer

This color multifunction printer is easy to set up straight from the box. Its print speeds are better than other multifunction printers and you get crisp document prints and vivid photos (text printer from this printer closely match those printer from laser printers). Its 1.8-inch LCD screen is very intuitive and instructions are easy to understand and follow. Another plus is that this printer can scan documents straight to pdf, which eliminates the hassle of having to open a document to convert it to that file format after scanning.

Bad Points of the Canon PIXMA MX330 Inkjet All-In-One Printer

This Canon printer leaves much to be desired in the noise department, since it can get loud when printing colored documents. Printer ink cartridges are also expensive for this printer and some people might prefer to get a printer with an OCR feature, which this color multifunction printer does not have. It’s also quite large and can take up a lot of space on your desk.

Canon Ink Cartridges for the   Canon PIXMA MX330

PG 210                           Black               220 pages

PG 210XL                       Black               401 pages

CL 211                           Tricolor            244 pages

CL 211XL                       Tricolor            349 pages

Troubleshooting & Support Information

You can download drivers or check for software updates for the Canon PIXMA MX330 printer from http://www.printcountry.com/drivers/CANON_PIXMA_MX330_DRIVER_DOWNLOAD.htm

Search for tips and ask for help on the Canon PIXMA MX330 Inkjet All-In-One Printer at http://www.printerinkquestions.printcountry.com.

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Canon Pixma MP990 Printer Review

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Take printing to the next level with the Canon Pixma MP990. This wireless, all-in-one printer is all you’ll ever need in your home or office. Choose to connect this Canon printer to a computer via wired or wireless networking and get ready to print professional-looking photos or laser-quality text. You can also print photos and documents straight from your PictBridge-ready camera, mobile phone or from flash drives and supported memory cards. Because it is easy to use and has a lot of features, the Canon Pixma MP990 is given a 5 out of 5 stars.

Quick Summary

Scan, copy and print from any room in your home or office with the Canon Pixma MP990. Borderless photos come out with vivid colors and lifelike qualities, largely due to this Canon printer’s six individual ink tank system and maximum resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. A CCD scanner that boasts of 4800 replicates true-to-life images and documents. The Canon Pixma MP990 has amazing print speeds of 11.9 ipm for black and white and 9.1ipm for full-color documents. Its 3.8-inch LCD screen is one of the largest printer panels to date, making it easy to tweak settings and edit photos.

Good Points of the Canon Pixma MP990

This printer is a dream for those who still use old-fashioned film cameras since its high-resolution scanner can scan 35mm film and slides. Set-up is also quick and easy—as easy as most plug-and-play devices available. Stunning images and photos makes this Canon printer top the list for photo hobbyists. Wireless connection is also a breeze to set-up, since the Canon Pixma MP990 can automatically detect all wireless networks within reach. And should you stumble through the set-up, instructions are graphically printed and illustrated, making them easy to understand.

Bad Points of the Canon Pixma MP990

Some printer reviews state that the Canon Pixma MP990 drinks up printer ink like there’s no tomorrow. Granted, it can give you amazing photos, but be prepared to spend a little more than you’re used to for printer ink.

Canon Ink Cartridges for the   Canon Pixma MP990

Canon PGI220        Black               19ml

Canon CLI221         Black               9ml

Canon CLI221         Cyan                 9ml

Canon CLI221         Magenta          9ml

Canon CLI221         Yellow             9ml

Canon CLI221         Gray                9ml

Troubleshooting & Support Information

You can download printer drivers for the Canon Pixma MP990 from http://www.printcountry.com/drivers/CANON_PIXMA_MP990_DRIVER_DOWNLOAD.htm

Search for tips and ask for help at http://www.printerinkquestions.printcountry.com.

You can get ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma MP990 at http://www.printcountry.com/hp_printer_toner_ink_cartridges_main.asp.

To help you decide on the best printer for your office or home, you can check out http://printers.printcountry.com.

Canon PIXMA MP270 Printer Review

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The Canon PIXMA MP270 is a stylish, compact inkjet multifunction printer. This printer scores a 4 out of 5.

Quick Summary

The Canon PIXMA MP270 is a printer that also functions as a copier and a scanner. This machine can also print quality photos up to 8.5 x 11 inches straight from your mobile phone or digital camera.

The Best of Canon PIXMA MP270

The Canon PIXMA MP270 prints documents and photos of outstanding quality, thanks to Canon’s Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering. This printer also utilizes a patented print head that emits small printer ink droplets of 2 Pico liters.

The PIXMA MP270 uses high performance printer ink cartridges that are easy to use and easy to replace. The black printer cartridge is used for text of laser quality, while the multi-color printer cartridge is used for pictures. With pigment black ink, you are sure to produce crisp, sharp text in every document.

This Canon printer allows you to begin inputting commands 2 seconds after pressing the power button with the QuickStart feature. The Auto Photo Fix II feature, allows you to enjoy automatic photo correction.

The Disadvantages of Canon PIXMA MP270

Other consumers find the Canon PIXMA MP270 to be bulky, with dimensions of 5 x 33.5 x 15.5 cm and a weight of 5.6 kg. The PIXMA MP270’s paper feed is at the back of the printer, which can be rather tricky depending on where the printer is situated.

Although this Canon printer’s printing quality it excellent, the printer can be quite noisy. In a small office setting, the noise might be distracting for others in the vicinity of the printer.

Printer Cartridges Used in Canon PIXMA MP270

PG-210 Black Cartridge: 2974B001

CL-211 Color Cartridge: 2976B001

Canon PIXMA MP270 Troubleshooting & Support Information

If you want to find a printer driver for Canon PIXMA MP270, use our printer driver tool at http://www.printcountry.com/drivers/CANON_PIXMA_MP270_DRIVER_DOWNLOAD.htm.

For troubleshooting and tips, visit http://www.printerinkquestions.printcountry.com.

To see a list of our cartridges available for this Canon printer, visit http://www.printcountry.com/canon_printer_toner_ink_cartridges_main.asp.

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