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How to disable Pigment Black on Canon Pixma MG5722?

I've seen answers for this for other printers (turn on high-res printing, turn on photo printing, etc.), which I've tried, but none seem to work. See, I am trying to print on Grafix Shrink paper, ...
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How to use to a Canon Pixma scanner in GNU/Linux using sane, and over a local network, e.g. Wi-Fi?

On GNU/Linux how does one setup the sane package (i.e. Scanning Access Now Easy) for a Canon Pixma scanner connected via a local network router, e.g. Wi-Fi?
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Canon misalignment - possible to fix?

My Canon Pixma MG5450 printer was terribly clogged and misaligned - I did a couple of deep cleaning and lots and lots of manual printhead alignment. It has improved but still a long way until it's ...
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Some printed text and lines are sharp, some are misaligned - not fixed by manual print head alignment (Canon)

Here's a sample image of a printout of a spreadsheet from my Canon Pixma MG7150 printer: Some lines of text are acceptable (e.g., Chalkhill Blue, Purple Emperor) whereas other lines are completely ...
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Error installing printer in Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm trying to install the printer Canon PIXMA IP1300. There are no drivers available for this model anymore. Therefore, I downloaded a pack and I'm installing it, through which, accordingly, I'll be ...
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Android phone USB tethering to ACER netbook

I have an older netbook ACER Aspire One zg5 running Peppermint 9 with dead WiFi card, so I use an android phone (Motorola one) to tether via USB to ACER netbook, everything works with no issues (...
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ink absorber replacement for Canon MP450

I've had the same Canon PIXMA MP450 printer/scanner for ages (since July 2006). Still works great for the most part, but this week we started getting the error code about the waste ink absorber being ...
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Is there a way to bypass U053 check ink error message on Canon MX410 printer?

Context: I am trying to use the scanner on an old-ish Canon MX 410 printer. I lost the black cartridge. (I am currently using a laser printer for printing. So buying another cartridge is not a real ...
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How does Canon automatically connect the PIXMA printer to the WLAN router

I just bought a Canon PIXMA TS6150. I downloaded an app on my windows 10 machine as instructed from ij.start.canon. Then some magic occurred and my printer was automatically connected to the WLAN ...
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How to add printer in Centos7

I am trying print from my PC centos7. So, when i tried to add printer through print setting, I couldn't find the driver for Canon MF240 Series UFRII LT. Please assist. I have captured screenshots.
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Canon MX340 scanner put »copy« watermark into PDF

I have tried to scan my master's certificate with a Canon MX340 print-scan-copy-fax machine. In the PDF, I see a redicilous »copy« watermark embedded into the image: When one takes a look at the ...
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Where is, and how do I clean, the waste ink absorber in the Canon PIXMA MG2910 printer?

My dad's Canon PIXMA MG2910 printer is having problems with the waste ink absorber: it's so full the cartridges were jammed and the printer ceased to work, citing a 5B00 error. Can somebody tell me ...
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Canon Pixma G2000 printer driver for Ubuntu

How to install Canon G2000 printer driver on Ubuntu? I can't find any driver for Linux on Canon official website. The printer is totally unable to work on ubuntu without a driver, any ideas?
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Text is not printed neatly by my printer – How to repair it?

Two years ago I bought a Canon PIXMA MG5550 which never had a problem until recently, when the printed text started to appear "blurry". I printed the nozzle check pattern and this is the result: It ...
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Canon MP510 pixma: “The type of print head is incorrect”

After printing a few pages, my Canon MP510 shows this message on its display: The type of print head is incorrect. Install the correct print head. Now the printer doesn't print anything and doesn'...
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Cannot print to Canon MX430: Printer appears as offline when it isn't

I have Windows 8 installed on my 2015 HP ENVY 750 Desktop PC since last year, but my Canon MX430 series Printer has not been printing. I am getting the following warning stating that the printer is ...
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Canon All in One MX520 scanner issue

My Canon MX520 scanner is taking a very long time to scan, the speed is averaging between 9 - 20minutes to scan 1 simple document. I need some ideas to how to make it operate faster.
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Canon Pixma stops printing cyan

Canon pixma MP450 doesn't print blue (cyan) any more . I've tried several 'deep clean' cycles without effect . Could there be a possible 'cure' or is it bye bye printer ? That'd be a shame as assuming ...
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Canon Pixma iP5200 gone haywire

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 and decided to move my printer to the server. I did install CUPS, but didn't try installing any drivers. I tried printing the test page but it got stuck during "Sending ...
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Install printer driver for a wireless Canon Pixma MX340 on Fedora 21

How do I install and configure a wireless Canon printer on Fedora - specifically a PIXMA MX340 on Fedora 21? I've searched around and found that Canon provide RPMs for this printer but they're very ...
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How do I get my Canon Pixma printer to just use PGBK cartridge

How do I get my Canon Pixma printer to use just black pigment (PGBK) ink for black and white documents?
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Directly scan document into pdf file

I would like to scan a document, but I want to get pdf file directly. I know that I can make jpg file and, using Acrobat, convert it to pdf. I have win xp and printer is Canon MP280 Pixma.
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Canon MG4250 all in one doesn't find my linux pc

I am a beginner in Linux and I start to like it a lot. I know I have to try and document before asking questions. So here is the problem and what I already did. Hardware: Hp laptop with Mint ...
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Canon MP240 does not work in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in place of Windows XP on my parent's computer. I used the Printing dialog from System Settings to install the printer. I was able to successfully print a Test Page, ...
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Why does my Canon inkjet printer require two black cartridges?

I am curious why my Canon printer, an MG6320 (but I have also seen this on MG5320 and MG5220), requires me to use two black ink cartridges, one labeled BK and the other labeled PGBK. When I do a ...
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Maximum non-Canon paper weight for Canon PIXMA printers?

In the specifications of the Canon printers, such as PIXMA MG7150, it is said that we should not use papers that are too thick (weighing more than 28lb or 105g/m²), except for Canon genuine paper. ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro have such a hard time finding my Canon MG5520?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro, and I have a Canon MG5520 (its one of those pixma models). I have it one my network, and I never have a problem printing from my iPhone, iPad,A Android, PC, etc. Only my MBP....
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How do I directly scan from Canon Pixma MX925 to Evernote?

I just got a Pixma MX925 and want to set up scanning directly to Evernote. It is adverterised that the printer can scan to the cloud (Dropbox, Evernote ...) but I can find the Pixma Cloud Link or any ...
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How to Factory Reset a Canon Pixma MG3100 Printer?

I bought a Canon Pixma MG3100 series Wireless Printer+Scanner in around June/July this year. I had been using it since then and everything was great... then I had to change my Wireless Router settings,...
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Canon Pixma MP 160 doesn't recognize ink cartridges

My Canon Pixma MP 160 printer/scanner/copier is not recognizing my printer cartridges. The alarm light as well as the black and color light all come on and it's like it's locked up.
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Change black to some other color when printing?

I'm printing a reference for something that I will trace. However, the outline is colored black and our printer's black ink is out. So what I want to do is replace black with another color (e.g. ...
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How to completely remove printer from Windows 7

I'm having some issues with my Canon Pixma IP1900 printer - it doesn't respond to any OS requests. I am using Windows 7 x64 with additional Canon drivers and the printer used to work ok, but recently ...
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U163 Error message

I get a U163 error message, saying I have run out of black ink, but I just replaced the ink cartridge. No what do I do?
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How to change the language of driver interface for Canon Pixma printers?

Is there a way to change the language of the driver interface for Canon Pixma printers? Which language is used seems to be determined by the language of the OS or the Windows localization settings. I ...
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Canon PIXMA MP140 doesn't print magenta anymore

I've got this Canon all-in-one that started showing this issue all of a sudden; I use original cartridges which I refill by myself; this one is a CL-38, 9 months old, which i've refilled two or tree ...
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How can I alter the region lock on a Canon printer?

I have a Canon Pixma MP560 and some new, genuine cartridges from Best Buy. When I install them, the ink cartridge lights light up, as if the printer recognised them, but when I close the printer lid, ...
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Can I tell DD-WRT to allow certain devices to connect without encryption?

I've got a Linksys router running DD-WRT and a crazy long passcode. My Canon printer used to be connected over Wi-Fi before adding the WPA. Does anyone know an easier way to connect this thing ...
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Will the Canon Pixma MX882 Wireless Multifunction Printer allow you to keep printing once one ink cartridge has run out?

My wife's Epson Workforce 600 has died, and I'm thinking of replacing it with a Canon Pixma MX882 printer/scanner/copier/fax. One of the most annoying things about the Epson is that once it has ...
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Disabling Auto duplex on a Pixma MG5220

I'm about to buy a Canon Pixma mg5220. One of its features is Auto Duplex Printing. Can this feature be disabled? Though normally I prefer printing double sided, there are times when I need to print ...
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Wireless Printer Security

I just set up a Canon MX340 on my local network. The printer is setup in "wireless" mode so that wireless devices can hit it. I have people on my network that I don't want to be able to print - can ...
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Pixma M310 Cables

Hallo everyone, i have a pixma m310 copier/scanner/printer from a friend that does not work anymore. The thing is before i can start trying to fix it, i need the cables, because he neglected to ...
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“Document in ADF” on Canon MX340

I have a Canon MX340 multifunction printer. Recently, it keeps saying "Document in ADF" when I turn on the printer. I've tried clearing this multiple times, but as soon as the feeder wheels stop ...
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How do I scan a document and save it to disk from my Canon PIXMA MP140?

Im sorry for the bafflingly stupid question. But the title says it all. I need to scan a document and save it to disk instead of printing it out (isn't that actually COPYING and NOT scanning??). ...
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Could my refilled printer cartridge be the cause of my misaligned printing?

For the first time, instead of using a genuine cartridge, I bought a refilled one on eBay. And, for the first time, the colour output is badly misaligned and results in blurred output. If I print ...
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How good is Canon printer/scanner combo support under Linux? [closed]

I want to buy a printer/scanner combination. My current choice is the new Canon Pixma MG8150, it has good specs and Canon seems to get lots of praise in printer reviews. But my desktop PC has only ...
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How do I resolve “The following ink tank cannot be recognized” on my Canon MP 990?

I just got my cartridges refilled and the black one says "The following ink tank cannot be recognized". It won't let me print with this error. The cartridge successfully snaps and the cartridge LED ...
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Scanning with the Canon mp620 with error code U163

I have a Canon Pixma MP620 with an empty black ink cartridge. This particular printer is an "all-in-one" and can scan documents. However, every time I turn the printer on, the LCD shows the ...
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Printer sharing problem (win7 / WinXP): Canon pixma USB printer

For a friend, I am trying to share a USB Canon pixma ip3000 printer between two computers in his home network. But I can't get it to work due tot a Canon driver problem. The printer is connected to ...
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How can I scan from Canon PIXMA MX700 without disabling OS X firewall?

I have a Canon PIXMA MX700 connected by ethernet. When I first bought it I was using OS X 10.4, and scanner-initiated scanning worked fine. After upgrading to 10.6, neither scanner-initiated or ...
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Connecting to Canon PIXMA iP4000R over the network

I have a Canon PIXMA IP4000R printer, with a normal network connector. I've connected it to the network, and verified with my router that it has an IP address, and responds to pinging while connected ...