Canon Printer Setup for First-Time Users

Canon is a very well-known company that offers exclusive imaging devices like cameras, photocopiers, scanners, microscope, and various other optical devices. For printing devices, Canon offers various types of printers at good prices. Canon offers printing devices for home users to big companies. It offers fit-to-all services where you can choose your printer according to your need and budget.

How to setup Canon Printer?

If you are using the Canon printer and don’t know how to set up your printer with your system then you are in the right place. Here we have mentioned the steps to unboxing Canon and to connect to Canon printer for the first time:

Unboxing Canon printer:

  1. Put the shipment package in a clean and smooth surface
  2. Cut the over-tape and remove all pieces of equipment carefully from the box.
  • Remove the packing
  1. Take out the printer and place it in a clean and smooth table
  2. Check setup manual, CD-ROM and other provided accessories in your box
  3. You should read the manual before setting up your Canon printer
  • Peel off all the stickers from printer
  • Remove the packaging from feeder and scanner glass
  1. Connect the power cord to the printer and plug-in into the power slot.
  2. Press the power button of your printer
  3. Install the ink cartridges carefully
  • Load paper sheets on an input tray

Downloading Canon Printer Drivers

For using a printer, your device must have Canon drivers installed in the system. There are types of Canon printer drivers (MP driver and XPS driver). You can download any of them on your device. But XPS driver offers smooth gradation printing than other drivers. You can easily download Canon printer drivers from the internet.

Steps for installing Canon com set up

After successfully downloading the printer setup; you have to install that setup on your system. Follow the mentioned steps for installing Canon drivers:

  1. Add Canon Printer to Windows device (CD installation)
  2. Power off the Canon printer before installing Canon driver
  • Now power on your system and insert the CD
  1. Click on Msetup.exe
  2. Hit the continue button
  3. Tap on easy install from the list of contents (ensure that your device is compatible with the printer)
  • Click on the confirm button
  • Tap the install button
  1. Read the terms and conditions page carefully
  2. Setup page will appear on the screen
  3. Click on USB as the connection
  • Connect your printer to the computer with the help of USB cable
  • Turn on your Canon printer
  • Wait for completing the setup process
  1. The user registration screen will appear on the screen
  • Hit the next button
  • Fill the required details
  • Hit the finish button for completing the installation process.

Add Canon Printer to Mac

  1. The latest Mac devices do not support CD installation
  2. If your Mac has a DVD drive then insert the CD and follow the given steps
  • Go to Mac Finder
  1. Search for Applications
  2. Open Canon Pixma utilities folder by double-clicking on the application
  3. Double click the disk utility.app file
  • The menu bar will appear on the screen
  • Hit the file tab
  1. Go to Open Disk Image
  2. Choose the relative file you want to install
  3. Click on ISO disk image file
  • Hit the open button
  • The setup will start installing on your Mac device
  • Search for .dmg file from the contents list
  1. Double click the file for running Printer Setup Wizard

Canon Wireless Printer Setup

If you are using laptops of MacBook or any device that supports Wi-Fi then you can use wireless Canon setup. You can use wireless printing in both Windows and Mac devices.

Setting up Pixma Printer on Windows:

  1. Insert the CD on your DVD drive
  2. A start-up screen will appear on your desktop
  • Hit the next button
  1. Inspect whether your Canon printer is active or not (check whether the light is stable or not)
  2. Go to connect to the network tab
  3. Choose wireless setup from the list
  • Wireless setup screen will appear on the screen
  • Press the printer’s Wi-Fi button (hold until the printer’s orange light blinks twice)
  1. Hit the next button
  2. Follow all on-screen commands
  3. Hit the next button
  • You will get software installation list on your screen
  • Click on .exe file (or MP drivers)
  • Click on the Next button
  1. Follow the on-screen commands
  • Hit the complete button

Wireless setup for Mac Devices

  1. After downloading the driver; go to browser’s download utility
  2. The installer will get prompt on your screen
  • Enter the password for installing the helper tool
  1. Hit the install helper button
  2. Click on the Next button
  3. Wait until connection method selection screen appears on the desktop
  • Hit the wireless connection tab
  • Check whether your printer is on or not
  1. Hit the next button
  2. Tap the connect to network button
  3. Hit the start button
  • Click on wireless setup
  • Click on Wi-Fi symbol
  • Press and hold the printer Wi-Fi button until it blinks twice
  1. Now hit the next button
  • A software installation list will appear on your screen
  • Click on .dmg file
  • Hit the yes button
  • End-user license agreement page will appear on your screen
  1. Read the license and click on agree button
  • Tap on Add a Printer
  • Click on Canon IJ Network driver version
  • Click on Add button
  • Hit the next button for completing the wireless setup on your Mac device.

How do you connect your Phone to a Canon Printer?

Here are the steps for connecting your Canon printer to Android device:

  1. Download Canon print app from Google Play store
  2. Click on the canon print app to install it
  • The app will find your printer automatically if connected to the network
  1. Open the file you want to print
  2. Click on the print option
  3. Hit the OK button and take your print easily.

FAQs related to Canon setup:

  • How to connect to Canon Printer?
  • Can I connect the Canon printer to my iOS device?
  • Canon printer not connecting to network; what to do?
  • How to use Canon Apple AirPrint?
  • Is there any Canon Printer app for computer?
  • How to use Canon Printer Google Cloud Print?

If you have any queries related to Canon printer setup; contact to Canon support for reliable help.