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How to setup a wireless printer on Windows OS

Step 1
Go to printer setup (printers and faxes,printers depending on windows edition)

Step 2
Right click your mouse on the white background then left click on server properties.

Step 3
Click on the ports tab then click on add port, click on TCP/IP port then click on the new port button

Step 4
Click on the next button on the wizard, type in the ip address of your printer on the printer name box (access the menu of your printer to get ip)

Step 5
Once done, go back to printer setup then click on add printer then install the printer driver of your printer,

Note:
This setup method will help install the printer wirelessly regardless of the firewall settings that you might have on your computer

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I just replaced the ink cartridge in my canon printer and tried to print something. A box came up saying the alignment may be off and I need to print an alignment page. How do I do that?


Hello. To do a head alignment follow the steps below.
  1. Click Start - Control Panel - printers and faxes
  2. RIGHT CLICK on the canon printer and select printing preferences
  3. Select Maintenance from the top right tab (see image below)
  4. Select print head alignment and follow the steps on screen.
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I hope this helps, If so please rate this answer below. Thank You for supporting the FixYa Community
Regards GM

Apr 24, 2011 | Canon Pixma iP2600 Photo InkJet Printer

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I have a Canon PIXMA iP2200. It has started printing so small I can barely read it. Also it goes off the right hand side of the page so misses the end of sentences. Can you help.


Scaled printing
  1. Access the printing preferences by opening the printer Properties/ Preferences.

    For Windows Vista
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.
    For Windows XP Home Edition
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows XP Professional Edition
    • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows 2000/Me/98
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

  2. Select the 'Page Setup' tab and under 'Printing Type', select 'Scaled Printing'.
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Dec 12, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I have a canon pixma ip4200. When printing it draws the paper in but then stops. The heads print as if the paper were there but the printer doesn't draw the paper through. please help...!


Use Fit-to-Page Printing (Windows) The Fit-to-Page function automatically resizes the image to fit the size of the page being used. Letter size image data, for example, will automatically be printed on 4" x 6" size paper. Paper sizes larger than the printer can handle will be available on the Page Setup of the printer driver but will not print unless the Fit-to-Page function is enabled. Note: The Fit-to-Page Printing function is not available when Borderless Printing is selected.
  1. Access the printing preferences by opening the printer Properties / Preferences:

    For Windows Vista
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Preferences' from the menu that appears.
    For Windows XP Home Edition
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Preferences' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows XP Professional Edition
    • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Preferences' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows 2000/Me/98
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

  2. Click the Page Setup tab.

  3. Specify the 'Fit-to-Page Printing' settings.
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(1) Select Fit-to-Page Printing.

(2) Select the size of original document created in application program. Paper sizes larger than the printer can handle will be available.

(3) Select the actual size of print media.

Click 'OK'.

I hope it helps!!!

Dec 02, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Black ink only


Print using pigment black ink only (Windows) Instructionsto print using only the pigment black ink tank only. Occasionally youmay need to print using black ink only. Using grayscale alone does notprovide this option and the color inks will still be used. By followingthis procedure you may print using only the pigment black ink tank. Note: Image quality may be sacrificed when printing photographs.
  1. Open the Properties / Preferences window for the printer.

    For Windows Vista
    • Click/ Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'ControlPanel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
    • Clickyour right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and thenselect 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.
    For Windows XP Home Edition
    • Click/ Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'ControlPanel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Clickyour right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and thenselect 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows XP Professional Edition
    • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Clickyour right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and thenselect 'Printing Preferences...' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows 2000/Me/98
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

  2. Click on the Main tab.

  3. Select 'Plain Paper' as the Media Type. If any other paper type is selected, color ink will be used to create black.

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    Note: The pigment black ink will only be used when printing on plain paper.

  4. Select the box for 'Grayscale Printing'. If the document to be printed is in black only, then this step may be skipped.

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    Note: If either 'Borderless Printing' or 'Duplex Printing' are enabled from the Page Setup tab, grayscale will be created using a combination of the color (dye) inks to prevent smearing.

  5. Click 'OK' to save the changes.
The printer will now only use the pigment black ink tank.

Oct 15, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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printing a banner via canon mx310


  1. Access the printing preferences by opening the printer Properties / Preferences:

    For Windows Vista
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel', 'Hardware and Sound', and then click on 'Printers'. Note: If you are in 'Classic' view, Click 'Printers' directly from the 'Control Panel'.
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Preferences' from the menu that appears.
    For Windows XP Home Edition
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, 'Control Panel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Preferences' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows XP Professional Edition
    • Click 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Printers and Faxes.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Preferences' from the menu that appears.

    For Windows 2000/Me/98
    • Click / Select 'Start' from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
    • Click your right mouse button on the listing for your printer, and then select 'Properties' from the menu that appears.

  2. Click the Page Setup tab.
and select printing banner and then apply ok then start printing

Oct 12, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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