Canon Pixma Megatank G2260

Canon PIXMA MegaTank G2260 is an all-in-one wired printer ideal for everyday printing needs. With this MegaTank printer, you can save your expenditure on ink cartridges. If you want to know how to set up this printer, read this page completely.

Canon Pixma Megatank G2260

CANON PIXMA G2260 HARDWARE & SOFTWARE SETUP

  • Unpack your printer and take out all the components you have received.
  • Your package includes the G2260 printer, ink bottles, power cord, safety and important information, and a getting started guide.
  • Discard all the packing materials and orange tapes from your printer and its components.
  • Open the scanning unit and print head locking cover.
  • Unpack each print head and remove its protective cover.
  • Insert the color (C) print head into the left holder and the black (B) print head into the right holder.
  • Now, close the print head locking cover and press it until it snaps into its place.
  • Press the joint buttons until they click in their places.
  • Close the scanning unit.
  • Take the supplied power cord and connect it to your Canon printer and an electrical outlet.
  • Press the ON button to turn on your printer.
  • When prompted, select your preferred language using the navigation buttons and press the OK button.
  • Open the scanning unit and the ink tank cap.
  • Unpack the supplied ink bottle and remove its cap.
  • Insert the ink bottle's nozzle into the filling port and leave the bottle upside down.
  • Once you fill the ink tank, remove the ink bottle from the inlet and replace the tank cap.
  • Repeat the procedure for all the ink tanks.
  • Once done, close the scanning unit.
  • Extend the paper support and open the feed slot cover.
  • Slide the right paper guide to the far right.
  • Load a stack of paper with the print side facing up and adjust the paper guide against the stack. Then, close the feed slot cover.
  • Select the paper size and type according to your preference and press OK. Then, extend the output tray.
  • To access your printer from the computer, you need to install the appropriate driver.
  • Visit Canon's website, enter your printer model, and get the driver that supports your OS.
  • Run the setup file and click Yes when you see the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box.
  • Proceed with the instructions on the screen and complete the installation.
  • Hereafter, you can print your documents using the installed software.

CANON PIXMA MEGATANK G2260 DRIVER DOWNLOAD

The driver is indispensable for the communication between your printer and computer. You can get it from Canon's official website. The following sections will guide you through the procedure for downloading the driver for Windows and Mac computers.

CANON PIXMA G2260 DRIVER DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS

  • Visit the official page of Canon from your default browser.
  • Enter Canon PIXMA G2260 in the search field and press Enter.
  • When you are directed to the printer support page, click Drivers & Downloads.
  •  Click Driver & Downloads
  • Click the Operating System drop-down menu and select Windows along with the version you are using.
  • When it displays the compatible drivers, select the most appropriate one and click Select > Download.
  • The selected driver will start to download in the background.

PIXMA MEGATANK G2260 DRIVER DOWNLOAD FOR MAC

  • From your default browser, visit Canon's official support page.
  • Enter Canon PIXMA G2260 in the search field and press Enter.
  • When directed to the printer support page, click Drivers & Downloads.
  • Select Your Driver
  • Now, your OS will be detected, and the compatible drivers will be displayed.
  • To select your OS as Mac, click the Operating System drop-down menu and select your OS along with its version.
  • When it shows you the compatible drivers, select the one you prefer the most and click Select> Download.
  • Now, your driver will start downloading in the background.

DRIVER INSTALL

  • Once you’ve downloaded the driver for your printer, you can proceed with the installation process.
  • Locate the downloaded software in the Downloads folder and double-click on the setup file.
  • If you see the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box, click Yes.
  • When the license agreement screen appears, accept the terms and conditions.
  • Proceed with the instructions on the screen and complete the installation.

CANON PIXMA MEGATANK G2260 USB SETUP

USB is the only way to connect your Canon PIXMA MegaTank G2260 printer and computer. If you want to know the procedure, refer to the following instructions.

  • Refer to the previous sections and download the compatible software for your Canon PIXMA MegaTank G2260 printer.
  • Double-click on your downloaded setup file to start the installation process.
  • If the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box appears, click Yes.
  • When the software's license agreement screen appears, accept the terms and conditions.
  • When prompted, connect your printer and computer using a USB cable.
  • Go ahead with the instructions on the screen and complete the installation.

HOW TO PRINT, COPY, SCAN ON CANON PIXMA MEGATANK G2260

Print

  • Before printing your documents, ensure that your printer is turned on and loaded with sufficient paper.
  • Open the document/image you want to print and select the print command.
  • Click Properties to open the print driver and make the necessary changes.
  • Select the print quality, orientation, resolution, etc., according to your preference, and click the OK button.
  • Now, your printer will start printing the documents you have sent.

Copy

  • Before you start making the copies, ensure that your printer is turned on and loaded with sufficient paper.
  • Load your originals on the scanner glass and press the COPY button on the printer control panel.
  • Verify the page size and magnification on the printer control panel. And, specify the number of copies using the arrow buttons.
  • To make B/W copies, press the Black button. And, to make color copies, press the Color button.
  • Now, your printer will start copying the documents.
  • Once done, remove your originals from the scanner glass.

Scan

On your Canon PIXMA MegaTank G2260 printer, you can scan your documents using IJ Scan Utility. This app lets you scan and save your documents with a single click. This section describes the procedure in detail.

  • From your default browser, visit the official page of Canon.
  • Enter your printer model in the search area and go to its support page. Download IJ Scan Utility and install it on your computer by following the instructions.
  • Load your originals on the scanner glass.
  • Open IJ Scan Utility. If you want to scan your documents with default scan settings, click Auto.
  • To scan your document/photo, click Document or Photo.
  • Click Settings and specify the resolution, PDF settings, resolution, etc., for your document.
  • Finally, click OK.
  • Now, your printer starts scanning the document.

CANON PIXMA MEGATANK G2260 TROUBLESHOOTING

Issues are common with every printer. However, you can fix them with the appropriate solutions. This section shows you the best solutions to fix the problems that frequently occur on your Canon printer.

Canon Printer Photo Quality Issues

  • If you face photo quality issues with your printer, you need to take the appropriate solutions to fix the problem. Try out the techniques listed in this segment and fix the trouble.
  • After installing the print heads, you need to press the joint buttons, and they shouldn't be lifted up. In case they are lifted up, push the joint buttons firmly and see if your photo quality has improved.
  • Check if there is any mismatch between the paper settings and the loaded paper. If so, make the necessary changes and ensure that your problem is resolved.
  • If the print head nozzles are clogged, you may encounter print quality issues. In those instances, you need to print a nozzle check pattern to know whether it is necessary to clean the print heads.
  • To print the nozzle check pattern, load enough sheets into the paper tray. Press the Setup button, select Maintenance, and press OK. Select Nozzle Check and press OK.
  • Now examine the nozzle check pattern. If there are any missing lines, it signifies that the print heads have to be cleaned.
  • To clean the print heads, press the Setup button on the printer control panel. Select Maintenance and press OK. Using the arrow buttons, select Cleaning and press OK.
  • Select Your Maintenance On G2260
  • Once the cleaning process gets completed, print the nozzle check pattern and examine it again. If you still find missing lines, clean the print heads again.
  • Now, print a test page and see if the photo quality is satisfactory.
  • Sometimes, print quality issues occur when an ink tank runs out of ink. In that case, you can rectify the problem by refilling the ink tank.
  • These are some of the best solutions to handle the photo quality issues on the Canon PIXMA MegaTank G2260 printer.

Canon Printer Not Printing Issue

  • If your Canon PIXMA MegaTank G2260 printer is not printing, the problem might be with the driver, printer settings, or the printer itself. However, you can handle this issue with some best tactics. Try out the following techniques and fix the problem like a pro.
  • See if your printer is turned on and connected to a working power outlet. If you find any fault with the power outlet, try to connect your printer to a different power outlet.
  • In case the driver is outdated or corrupted, your printer may not print the documents you send from your computer. To fix this problem, you should uninstall the driver and reinstall it. If this doesn't fix the issue, get the updated software from Canon's website and install it on your computer. This can probably help you fix your trouble.
  • Check the connection between your printer and computer. If you have connected them via USB cable, ensure that the cable is working fine and connected to both ends firmly. If you have connected them over a network, ensure that they are connected to the same network. If you connect them to different networks, you cannot access your printer from the computer.
  • It is always important to set your printer as the default machine. If you haven't done that yet, go to the Devices and Printers section and set your Canon G2260 Printer as the default machine.
  • Printer As The Default Machine
  • Sending the print jobs without an interval can significantly spoil your printer's performance. If you have made this mistake, go to the Devices and Printers section. Right-click on your printer and select See What's Printing. Then, go to the Printer tab and select Cancel All Documents. In the same menu, ensure that the Use Printer Offline and Pause Printing options are disabled.

This is what you have to know about the Canon PIXMA MegaTank G2260 printer. For further questions and clarifications, you can reach our technical experts for assistance.

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