The Canon IJ printer driver (called printer driver below) is a software that is installed on your computer for printing data with this machine.
The printer driver converts the print data created by your application software into data that your printer can understand, and sends the converted data to the printer.
Because different models support different print data formats, you need a printer driver for the specific model you are using.
On Windows Vista SP1 or later, you can install the XPS printer driver in addition to the regular printer driver.
The XPS printer driver is suited to print from an application software that supports XPS printing.
To use the XPS printer driver, the standard printer driver must already be installed on your computer.
To install the regular printer driver, load the Setup CD-ROM that comes with the machine, and then install the driver from Start Setup Again.
To install the XPS printer driver, load the Setup CD-ROM that comes with the machine, and then select XPS Driver from Add Software.
To specify the printer driver, open the Print dialog box of the application software you are using, and select "XXX Printer" (where "XXX" is your model name) to specify the regular printer driver or select "XXX Printer XPS" (where "XXX" is your model name) to specify the XPS printer driver.
You can display the Help function from the printer driver setup window.
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