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Changing the Printer Operation Mode

If necessary, switch between various modes of printer operation.

Custom Settings

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool

  2. Make sure that the printer is on, and then click Custom Settings

    The Custom Settings dialog box opens.


    • If the printer is off or if communication between the printer and the computer is disabled, an error message may appear because the computer cannot collect the printer status.
      If this happens, click OK to display the most recent settings specified on your computer.
  3. If necessary, complete the following settings:

    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 in the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool 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.
    Rotate 90 degrees left when orientation is [Landscape]
    On the Page Setup tab, you can change the rotation direction of the Landscape in the Orientation.
    To rotate the print data 90 degrees to the left during printing, select this item. To rotate the print data 90 degrees to the right during printing, clear this item.


    • Do not change this setting while the print job is displayed in the print wait list. Otherwise, characters may be omitted or the layout may become corrupt.
    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.
  4. Apply the settings

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

    The printer operates with the modified settings hereafter.