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Changing the Printer Operation Mode

If necessary, switch between various modes of printer operation.

The procedure for configuring Custom Settings is as follows:

  1. Make sure that the printer is on, and then select Custom Settings from the pop-up menu on the Canon IJ Printer Utility


    • If the computer is unable to communicate with the printer, a message may be displayed because the computer cannot access the function information that was set on the printer.
      If this happens, click Cancel to display the most recent settings specified on your computer.
  2. If necessary, complete the following settings:

    Ink Drying Wait Time
    You can set the length of the printer rest time until printing of the next page begins. Moving the slider to the right increases the pause time, and moving the slider to the left decreases the time.
    If the paper gets stained because the next page is ejected before the ink on the printed page dries, increase the ink drying wait time.
    Reducing the ink drying wait time speeds up printing.
    Detects a printable disc in the disc tray
    Detects whether a printable disc is loaded on the disc tray during disc label printing and displays a message if a disc is not loaded.
    Check this check box to print with detecting whether a printable disc is loaded.
    Uncheck this check box to print without detecting whether a printable disc is loaded.


    • If you leave this check box unchecked, the printer may print to the disc tray even if a printable disc is not loaded on the disc tray. Therefore, you should check this check box under normal circumstances.
    • If you load a printable disc that has already been printed onto the disc tray, the printer may detect that no printable disc is loaded on the disc tray. In this case, uncheck this check box.
    Prevent paper abrasion
    The printer can increase the gap between the print head and the paper during high-density printing to prevent paper abrasion.
    Check this check box to prevent paper abrasion.
    Align heads manually
    Usually, the Print Head Alignment function of Test Print on the pop-up menu in the Canon IJ Printer Utility is set to automatic head alignment, but you can change it to manual head alignment.
    If the printing results of automatic print head alignment are not satisfactory, perform manual head alignment.
    Check this check box to perform the manual head alignment. Uncheck this check box to perform the automatic head alignment.
    Don't detect mismatch of paper settings when printing from computer
    When you print documents from your computer and the paper settings on the print dialog and the cassette paper information registered on the printer do not match, this setting disables the message display and allows you to continue printing.
    To disable detection of paper setting mismatches, select this check box.
  3. Apply the settings

    Click Apply and when the confirmation message appears, click OK.

    The printer operates with the modified settings hereafter.