Steps for canon printer setup

Your Canon printer is equipped with various functionalities. To use the functions of the printer, you must perform the Canon IJ setup efficiently. Follow our easy guidelines to install and run the Canon IJ setup.

How to set up Canon IJ on Mac?

Follow the instructions given below for the Canon IJ utility step on your Mac system. First go to the manufacturer’s site: Now enter the model number of your Canon printer to find the appropriate driver. Your operating system version will be automatically detected, if not, select your operating system version. Then go to the driver tab to select the driver file. Then click the download button to download the driver. Note: Make sure to download the MP driver included in the Canon IJ Utility package. After the download is complete, move to the location where the driver was downloaded. Finally, tap on the.PKG file to install it. After installation is complete, click the utility folder to use IJ Scan Utility and IJ Printer Utility.

Canon IJ Wireless Setup

  • For this Canon IJ wireless setup, some conditions must be met for the WPS button method, check the steps mentioned here:
  • See your printer’s guide for WPS details. In the absence of WPS on your printer, choose the standard connection type and continue.
  • Turn on your printer and then press and hold the Wi-Fi button. A blue color that appears on a Wi-Fi network prompts you to press the WPS button.
  • Now is the time to configure your network. Load the paper and run until you find the required flash count.
  • By doing this, you will find that your information is easily printed in a few steps using the canon IJ wireless settings.

Canon IJ Settings – How to Print in Windows?

Initially, check if the Canon printer is active.

Now open the paper tray and put the desired type of paper in the tray.

Then check the correct installation of the ink cartridges.

Then explore the Canon IJ Setup Print Profile. Customize additional features such as media type, paper value, etc., if necessary.

Finally, set the print quality according to your needs.

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup process.

Save the settings you have made.

At this point, open the document or photo that you want to print from your Canon printer.

Finally, tap on the print option to print the document or photo.

Running the IJ Scan Utility on a Windows computer

It is simple and easy to run the IJ Scan Utility on a Windows computer. Follow the guidelines below to run the scan utility on a Windows computer:

First of all, open the browser on your Windows computer. Second, go to the manufacturer’s official site and enter the model number of the printer. Next, choose the MP driver package that is compatible with your Windows operating system. Then tap the download option to download the driver. Now, open the browser menu to locate the downloaded driver package. Go to the Application section and explore the Utility folder. Finally, select IJ Scan Utility from the Utility folder.

Effective steps for printer driver installation

Obtain the installation file by registering in the same folder where you personally saved it. Run the file by double-clicking on it and you will soon see the main installer window of the Canon program.

Quickly check the selected language and region information. If the details are not true, update them immediately. Clicking Next will switch you to the Printer Discovery window.

 Since your printer is already linked to the computer, you will definitely see the name of your printer on the screen. If not, check the wireless or wired connections. Select the printer and you will be taken to the ij.start.cannon setup software list window.

The software installation window has several checkboxes i.e XPS drivers, Easy-Web Print EX, user manual, MP drivers, etc. Check the checkboxes and tap Next and the license agreement window will automatically appear on your screen.

Read and approve the license agreement by clicking Yes. Then you can discover the Firewall window and you need to enable the Allow checkbox to allow the driver installation. This will start the software installation process and once it is complete, click the Finish button.


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