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User's Guide

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Laser Beam Printer
Canon Inc.
3-30-2 Shimomaruko
Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan

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Copyright © 1998 Canon Inc. . This document contains proprietary information which is protected by copyright. All
rights are reserved. No part of this document may be photocopied, reproduced, or translated into another language
without prior written consent of Canon Inc. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Canon Inc. makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, either express or implied, except as provided
herein, including without limitation thereof, warranties as to marketability, merchantability, for a particular purpose
of use, or against infringement of any patent.
Canon Inc. shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, or
consequential damages of any nature, or losses or expenses resulting from the use of this material.
License Notice
The copyrights of PeerlessPrint 6 and PeerlessPage Version 3.0 contained in this product are reserved by Peerless
Systems Corp.
Universal Font Scaling Technology, UFST, is licensed from Agfa-Gevaert Japan, Ltd.
Trademark Credits
Adobe, the Adobe logo, PostScript, PostScript 3, Carta, Tekton and the PostScript logo are trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated.
Agfa is a trademark of Agfa-Gevaert AG and may be registered in some jurisdictions.
Albertus, Arial, Book Antiqua, Bookman Oldstyle, Century Gothic, GillSans, Joanna and Times New Roman are
trademarks of The Monotype Corporation Plc., and may be registered in some jurisdictions.
Apple, Apple Chancery, Chicago, Geneva, Hoefler Text, Macintosh, Monaco, New York and TrueType are
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Macintosh computer is a product of Apple Computer, Inc.
Coronet is a registered trademark of Ludlow Type Foundry.
CG, Intellifont and UFST are trademarks of Bayer Corporation or its affiliated companies and may be registered in
some jurisdictions.
CG Omega is a product of Bayer Corporation and CG Times, based on Times New Roman under license from the
Monotype Corporation plc, is a product of Bayer Corporation.
Clarendon, Helvetica, New Century Schoolbook, Optima, Palatino, Stempel Garamond and Times are trademarks
of Linotype-Hell AG and/or its subsidiaries. Univers is a trademark of Linotype-Hell AG and/or its subsidiaries and
may be registered in some jurisdictions.
Eurostile is a trademark of Nebiolo.
ITC AvantGarde Gothic, ITC Bookman, ITC Lubalin Graph, ITC Mona Lisa, ITC Symbol, ITC Zapf Chancery and
ITC Zapf Dingbats are registered trademarks of International Typeface Corporation.
LaserJet 4, 5, 5si Printers are a products of Hewlett-Packard Company.
LBP, Canon and the Canon logo are trademarks of Canon Inc.
Marigold and Oxford are trademarks of AlphaOmega Typography, Plc.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or in other countries. Wingdings is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
PCL and HP-GL/2 are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.
As concerns typeface credit, the actual names on a FONT LIST for this printer may differ from those listed above.
Other company or product names used in this manual and not included in the list above are trademarks of those
companies and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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Your printer is the latest in a long series of Canon printers and incorporates the best
features of our leading edge technology. This USER'S GUIDE contains all the
information you need for everyday operation and reference.
What This Manual Contains
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Printer
A brief introduction to the printer and its parts, including a list of key features and
improvements over earlier models.
Chapter 2: Using the Printer
All the information you need for everyday operation, such as loading the cassettes and
the MP tray with different sizes and types of media.
Chapter 3: The Printing Environment
Detailed explanations of all the menu messages and how to change the settings. A
quick hands-on introduction guides you through menus and shows you how to use the
printer control panel.
Chapter 4: Optimizing Your Printing Environment
This explains many of the printer's advanced features such as context saving,
personality switching and how to optimize the use of memory. Procedures about how
to print the test page and font list are also covered.
Chapter 5: PostScript Printing
Shows you how to test your PostScript installation and print with PostScript.
Chapter 6: Maintenance
Routine maintenance procedures for handling and storing toner cartridges, replacing
a toner cartridge and cleaning the printer.
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
Shows how to solve problems. Read this chapter when you have trouble with poor
printouts, paper jams and messages you don't understand.
Reference: Appendixes
Information tables about resident fonts, symbol sets, printer commands and specifi-
cations are provided at the end of this manual. Detailed information about selecting,
handling and storing paper and other media for the printer is also provided.
If you find a term you don't understand, look it up in the glossary of printer terms at
the end of the guide.

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The following conventions are used in this guide.
References to indicators on the printer control panel appear by name in bold text just
as they appear on the panel. For example:
While the printer is processing a job, the On Line indicator starts blinking. When the
printer is on-line, the Ready indicator is on.
On Line
Key names appear in bold text. For example:
Press On Line to take the printer off-line.
Printer message displays are enclosed in a box:
The printer uses an easy-to-read, 2 line
× 20 character LCD panel for messages.
Unless messages continue onto two lines, this manual will only show a single line
Printer illustrations
The illustrations and figures in this manual show the printer with the optional 2000
Sheet Paper Deck PD-82 attached (except where instruction apply to the 2
×500 Sheet
Paper Deck PD-82K).
This symbol indicates specific procedures that must be followed to
prevent possible personal injury or damage to furnishings.
This symbol indicates important instructions about procedures to help you
prevent possible damage to the printer software or hardware; or how to avoid
unnecessary difficulties.
This symbol indicates notes and memos containing useful tips or more
detailed information.