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Canon Pixma MP530 not printing CMYK

I'm using a Mac with OS 10.5.5. and am using Quark 8 and Indesign 3 for page layout. When I print from either of these 2 applications, the only option I have is to print as composite RGB or Gray. I need to print CMYK as I'll need to print separations when I prepare stuff to send to a commercial printers. I've noticed that I don't have the option to select a ppd in my print menu. It is grayed out. The install went smoothly but I've noticed there is no print driver for this printer in my ppd folder and I haven't been able to locate it. I'm assuming the print driver is the problem but have no proof. Any help would be appreciated.
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Can you do macs? how do i print duplex with this printer, duplex is suported by my mac


The Canon-supplied MP530 driver doesn't have duplex printing as a print option. Mac OS 10.5 has Gutenprint drivers built-in for a number of popular printers, including the Canon MP500 which is a near match for the MP530 and includes the two-sided option for printing.

With the MP530 plugged into your Mac (or, presumably, available over the network) go to the Add Printer wizard ( System Preferences > Print & Fax > + ). Pick MP530, name the printer something like "MP530 Gutenprint" and under "Print Using:" choose "Select a driver to use...", select "Canon PIXMA MP500 - Gutenprint v5.1.3" and then Add the printer.

The MP500 Gutenprint driver isn't a perfect substitute for the MP530 one, however, so you should do this in addition to installing the proper MP530 driver from the Canon website and adding the printer using that driver with a name like just "MP530" or "MP530 Canon". In a year or two of using the Gutenprint driver I've only once had a print job that wouldn't render correctly (some missing lines on the printout), and for that one time I had to switch to the Canon-supplied driver to get it to work. All the other times I find it very convenient to have two-sided printing available as an option.

The two sided printing isn't particularly fast, but it's a whole lot more convenient than manually printing the odd pages and then the even pages.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

Mar 28, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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Canon mp530 issues with printing


Use scaled printing (Mac OS X) Instructions to use scaled printing. You can manually select the scaling ratio you wish to use to print images and documents. scaling_sample.jpg Note: The Scaled Printing function is not available when Borderless Printing is selected (OS X.version 10.2.1 or higher).
  1. Open the Page Setup dialog box.

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  2. Specify the Scaled Printing settings.

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    Note: For a reduced scale printing, enter a value smaller than 100 %. For an enlarged scale printing, enter a value greater than 100 %.

  3. Click 'OK'.

    mac_osx_page_setup_click_ok.jpg

  4. Open the Print dialog box.

    macx_file_print.jpg

  5. Click 'Print'.

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Printing will now begin.

I hope it helps!!!

Nov 27, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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Double sided printing Pixma MP520


here's how:

print double sided pages

1. Set your computer software for double sided printing if you have a printer that is compatible. Double sided printers are generally professional style machines, and most offices, schools and libraries will have them. On a PC, go to the drop down "File" menu and select "Double Sided Printing" under the "Preferences" or "Properties" window and print. If you have a MAC, click "Copies and Pages" under the "File" menu, select "Layout" and then click on "Long-Edged Binding" and print.
2.Print double sided with your standard home printer, again, by setting your PC writing software. When you are ready to print, click on the drop down "File" menu and select "Print." From the "Print" window select "odd pages only," or "even pages only."
3.Set your odd and even pages a bit differently if you are working with MAC writing software. Select "Print" from the drop down "File" menu and click on the arrow to drop the "Copies & Pages" menu. Under the "Copies & Pages" menu, select "Paper Handling" and then click on "Odd Numbered Pages" or "Even Numbered Pages."
4.Select "Odd Pages Only" or "Odd Numbered Pages" and then print as usual. It is a good idea to mark the top of your first page with a pencil so that you know the direction and side of the page your printer prints. Use the mark to determine how to turn your pages and place them back in the printer. Select "Even Pages Only" or "Even Numbered Pages" and print again. $('.Article .Steps .Image').each(function(i,e){ e = $(e); e.find('img').error(function(){ $(this).unbind(); e.remove(); }); });

Sep 16, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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Two-sided printing


On a PC...
- Ctrl + p to print
- Choose the Canon MP530 if it's not already selected
- Click Properties button
- Page Setup tab
- Select Duplex Printing

My paper always gets jammed, so I always uncheck the Automatic checkbox. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

Good luck.

Nov 13, 2007 | Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet...

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White bands across printouts


Either one of the print heads are bad or a cartridge. This is what causes that problem. I know it is a hassle but I would take it back. If try and fix it you could void the warranty.

Mar 16, 2007 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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