• The first and foremost thing you have to ensure is that your Canon PIXMA printer is removed from the package. If your printer is still in the package, open the seal and remove the packing tapes from it.
  • Take the printer out of the box.
  • Before unpacking the printer, check whether the ink cartridges, a power cord, an installation CD, a quick setup guide, and a warranty card are provided inside the box.
  • If yes, continue the Canon PIXMA printer setup process as discussed below. Otherwise, get the missing component(s) by contacting your dealer or manufacturer.
  • Now, remove the printer from the packing bag and the Styrofoam pieces (if present) and place it closer to an electrical or a wall outlet.
Canon pixma printer setup
  • Connect the printer to the outlet using its power cord and turn it on.
  • Configure the initial settings as per your preferences.
  • Unpack and install the FINE ink cartridges into their slots.
  • You have completed the Canon PIXMA printer's hardware setup by doing this.



  • The Canon PIXMA printer setup is incomplete without the driver installation.
  • You can use the installation disc provided along with the printer to run the driver installation wizard on your computer.
  • If the installation disc is not available, download the latest version of the driver from the official Canon site and install it on your computer.
  • You can find the drivers for your printer model below the Drivers & Downloads tab on the official site.
  • It is suggested to download the MP driver to get the most functionality out of your printer.
  • Once the driver is downloaded, start the installation process.
  • Install the printer software on the computer by following the on-screen prompts. (Scroll down this page to learn the Canon PIXMA printer driver installation process in detail).


The printer's user guide will help you learn about the printer and its functions. It is always better to go through the printer manual before beginning the setup process for easy and hassle-free installation. The Canon PIXMA printer manual provided on this page is easy to understand and designed for all kinds of users. You can make use of the printer manual or user guide not only for the installation of the printer, but also to troubleshoot various printer issues. So, the Canon Pixma printer manual comes as a bundle of instructions, procedures, and solutions to rectify various printer problems.

The common contents available in almost all the Canon PIXMA printer manuals are:

  • Easy-to-do setup instructions
  • Driver Download and Installation guide
  • USB, Wired, and Wi-Fi setup methods
  • Simple procedures on how to print, scan, fax, and copy
  • Quick and expert troubleshooting solutions


The Canon PIXMA printer driver installation is necessary to access your printer from the computer for printing, scanning, or any printer-related operations. It is simple and easy to perform. If you don't have an idea about installing the printer driver on your computer, then read and execute the following guidelines for the same.

  • First Things First- Check to ensure that your Canon PIXMA printer is turned on and its hardware setup is completed. Also, check to ensure that you have the latest version of the printer driver downloaded. (Refer to the instructions given under the Canon Pixma Printer Driver Download & Installation- Quick Guide" section on this page if necessary).
  • Now, locate the downloaded MP driver file on your computer and double-click on it.
  • Choose the Easy Install option.
  • Complete the basic steps of the driver installation by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Select the connection method of your desire when prompted.
  • If you have selected the USB Connection option, connect the USB cable from your printer's USB port to the computer's USB port when prompted.
  • Similarly, select and install the necessary printer drivers on your computer when prompted.
  • Finally, align the printhead and print a test page to check whether the Canon PIXMA printer setup is done correctly.
  • Otherwise, re-perform the Canon PIXMA printer setup process.


For easy and convenient access to your printer, connecting it to a wireless network is always better. If you have a stable broadband network, then you can set up your printer on the Wi-Fi network within a few seconds. The step-by-step guide given below will take you through the process of the Canon PIXMA printer Wi-Fi setup.

  • Switch on your computer, printer, and router. Connect your computer to the local wireless network.
  • Ensure that the latest version of the printer driver is downloaded and ready to run on your computer.
  • Enable the Wi-Fi feature on your printer and connect it to the wireless network (The process might vary based on your printer model).
  • Run the printer driver on your computer and follow the on-screen prompts. Confirm your wireless network credentials and click Yes.
  • Now, the Wi-Fi connection will be established. Click Next and print or scan a test page to verify the Canon PIXMA printer Wi-Fi setup.


"Are you facing issues repeatedly in connecting your printer to the network via Wi-Fi?" Don't worry. You can temporarily use the USB cable to complete the Wi-Fi setup successfully. Continue reading this article for the same.

Before you begin, get the USB cable recommended for your printer if it is not provided. Next, prepare the setup file of your printer. You can also use the downloaded MP driver for the Canon PIXMA printer’s USB setup.

  • Initially, ensure that the USB cable is not connected from your printer to the computer.
  • Next, insert the setup CD into your computer and open the driver file.
  • If prompted, type your computer's admin name and password in the given fields.
  • Click OK > Next > Wireless Connection.
  • Now, try to connect your printer to the wireless network by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • If it fails again, click on the Other Methods command line on the "3-1 Setup Procedure Selection" screen.
  • Select the "Wireless Setup Using the USB cable" option on the opened screen.
  • Click Next and connect the USB cable from your printer to the computer.
  • Perform the on-screen instructions to connect your printer to the network.
  • After doing that, unplug the USB cable from the printer and computer.
  • Add the printer to your computer by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • Finally, the Test Print dialog box will open.
  • Click "Execute" to print the test page. If the printer prints the test page successfully, the Canon PIXMA Wi-Fi setup via the USB cable method is done correctly.
  • If you wish to skip the test printing process, click the Next button.


Generally, the Canon PIXMA printer uses a set of two ink cartridges: black and tri-color, or uses individual ink cartridges. When you purchase the printer for the first time, the FINE ink cartridges are provided along with it.

You can also get the replacement cartridges from the Canon Store or a retail store if necessary. But, ensure to get the recommended FINE cartridges for replacement. The following easy-to-do instructions will help you install the FINE ink cartridge on your Canon PIXMA printer.

  • Switch off your Canon PIXMA printer if it is turned on.
  • Now, locate the ink cartridge cover or door and open it.
  • Remove the cartridges from the package.
  • Don't touch the electrical contacts of the cartridges.
  • Before installing the cartridges, ensure to remove the orange part from them.
  • Install the cartridges into their slots.
  • Close the door or cover and turn on the printer.
  • Check the ink quality by printing a test document.
Canon Pixma Ink cartridge


Not only from your laptop or desktop, but you can also set up and access your Canon PIXMA printer from your smartphone using the mobile app designed for the same. If you're using an iOS device, you can use the Apple AirPrint feature to set up and access the printer.

But, before that, ensure that your Canon PIXMA printer supports AirPrint. The best thing about this Apple feature is that you don't need to install the mobile app to complete the setup.

Canon Pixma Printer App
  • To install and use the printer on your smartphone using the mobile app, follow the instructions below.
  • Open the App Store on your iOS or Google Play Store on your Android phone.
  • Search, select, and install the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app on your phone.
  • After doing that, open the app.
  • Ensure that your Canon PIXMA printer and the smartphone are connected to the same network.
  • Add your printer to your smartphone by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • After installing the printer, print or scan a test document to check whether the installation is done correctly.


You can scan a document or photo easily and quickly with your Canon PIXMA printer using the IJ Scan Utility. The following instructions explain the same.

  • IJ Scan Utility is installed along with your printer's MP driver. Before you begin scanning, ensure that your printer’s MP driver is installed on the computer.
  • If you want to save the scanned document on your computer, ensure that the printer and computer are connected to the same network.
  • Open your printer’s scanner glass. Place the original with its print-side down on the scanner glass. If you want to scan multiple pages of the document, load them into the ADF.
  • Now, open the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • Choose your Canon printer from the Product Name drop-down menu.
  • Click the Document or Photo option.
  • If you’re saving the scanned document to OCR or Email, click the OCR or Email tab on the main screen of the Utility.
  • To configure advanced scan settings, click on the Settings button.
  • Configure the settings, and finally, click Scan.
  • Scan all the pages of the document by following the prompts displayed on the screen.


You can print a document or photo of your preferences from your smartphone to the printer using the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.

  • Install the app and add the printer to your smartphone by referring to the instructions given under the "Canon PIXMA printer mobile app" section on this page.
  • Now, switch on your Canon Pixma printer in case it is turned off.
  • Check to ensure that the printer's paper tray or cassette has enough paper to print. Also, make sure that the ink cartridges are seated properly on your printer.
  • Now, open the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app on your phone.
  • Tap on Photo Print or Document Print on the main screen of the app.
  • Now, a screen allowing you to choose the photo or document you want to print will open on your smartphone.
  • You can now select the photo or document from your phone's folder.
  • Set the print type, size, resolution, etc., as per your preferences.
  • Finally, tap Print.
  • Your document/photo will now get printed.



  • The printhead is an important component of all digital printers.
  • To get outstanding print quality, the printhead should be installed properly in its slot. Also, it should be free from dust and other dirt particles.
  • You can clean and replace the printhead if necessary.
  • To clean the printhead, you can use the utility recommended for your printer. Install the utility on your computer.
  • Open and run the utility to clean your printer's printhead. If your printer doesn't offer a utility, you have to clean the printhead manually.
  • Refer to the Canon PIXMA printer user manual provided on our website to replace or clean the printhead easily and quickly.


  • An error code helps you understand the cause of your printer problem and resolve it. The most common Canon PIXMA error codes and the troubleshooting solutions for the same are listed below.
  • E02- The printer is out of paper. Check and reload the paper tray.
  • E03- The cover is open, or the paper is jammed. Close the cover. Check and remove the jammed paper from your printer.
  • E04- The FINE ink cartridges are not installed properly. Remove and reinstall the cartridges.
  • E11- Misconfigured print settings. Reconfigure the print settings.
  • E32- Can't find a wireless router during the Wi-Fi setup. Cancel the setup. Re-perform the Wireless LAN setup.


An error occurs at any time when using your printer. The good aspect is that you can resolve the errors easily and quickly with our expert solutions. Reach our technical experts to troubleshoot the following Canon printer problems.

  • Canon PIXMA printer won't print
  • Canon PIXMA printer not scanning
  • Unable to send/receive fax
  • Copy problem
  • Paper Jams
  • Canon PIXMA printer not connecting to Wi-Fi
  • Printer printing blank pages
  • Paper Feed problems
  • Print function fails
  • Ink cartridge issues
  • Print quality issues
  • Printer Offline
  • Printer setup issues and more