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There is no driver for your printer to work with OSX. It was for Windows OS only. AND Apple does not support this particular model either.Link below list support printers by Apple OSX> http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669
You have install the driver numbered 3.31. This driver has a fix for problems with printing in Mac OS 10.6.
You can find this on the Danish Canon site: www.canon.dk. I have not seen it any other places. :0)
Canon has indicated that N1220U will not be supported under Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). The only practical way to continue using the scanner under Snow Leopard is to buy the third party scanner software, VueScan (US$39.99).
Gimp is the only tested driver by them. Personally I wont trust a 3rd party driver other than gimp and guttenprint because these drivers have been tested by apple team. Other than gimp seems like the only available driver in canon's site are for os 8 and os 9.
First, what application are you printing from?
Some applications (TextEdit for example) modify the size of the print job (scaling) to fit the size if the window on the screen. So, if I open TextEdit and type "THIS IS MY TEXT" and print it, it's fair. If I resize the window to full screen by clicking the green circle and reprint (with no other changes) the text comes out minute.
If you've only tested one application printing, try another.
Another bit of printing information in Mac OS X: You can manage printers in a different way using your browser and pointing to this URL:
I use this to print a test page for printers, and it's a good test for your situation because it does not involve the print dialog settings. Just find the printer you use and click the "Print Test Page" button next to it.
Does it come out the correct size?
Please let me know if this helps.