Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 Setup is a multi-functional wireless printer designed for busy printing, scanning, and copying needs. It delivers outstanding print quality and high volume printouts at low cost per print.This printer lacks an ADF and the fax function. However, its refillable ink tanks, convenient connectivity options, and a wide range of print, scan, and copy functions make this printer ideal for office and home needs.The Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 printer setup is straightforward. Even if you’re having a new printer, you can set it up easily and quickly with the setup instructions given below.
Canon Pixma Megatank G3260- First Time Setup
The entire Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 printer setup includes five simple steps:
Preparing the printer (for setup)
Installing the print heads
Configuring the initial settings
Completing the hardware setup
Installing the printer on a device
All these five steps are pretty easy to perform. To know more about the same, continue reading this page.
Preparing the Canon G3260 printer Setup
Unpack the printer to prepare it for the setup.
Open the product box if you haven’t opened it yet.
Generally, you will find a power cord, ink bottles, print heads, safety & important information, and a getting started guide, along with the printer.
If any one of these printer components is damaged or missing inside the printer box, contact your dealer or the manufacturer to get a replacement.
Remove the printer from the packing bag and Styrofoam pieces and place it on a neat surface and closer to the electrical outlet.
Keep the printer components aside.
Now, gently peel off all the packing tapes, cardboard pieces, and protective sheets from the printer.
After doing this, recycle the packing materials properly and carefully.
Installing the Canon G3260 print heads
Unpack and install the print heads into the printer.
Initially, ensure that your Canon printer is not turned on.
Now, open the scanner unit of your printer followed by the print head locking cover.
Unpack the print heads that have been shipped along with the printer.
Ensure that the protective tapes from the heads are removed properly.
Now, insert the unpacked heads into their slots.
The black print head goes to the right-hand side of the slot and the color one to the left.
Close the print head locking cover and the scanner cover.
Configuring the initial settings in Canon G3260 printer
Turn on the printer and configure the initial settings.
Get the power cord of your Canon PIXMA printer.
Insert one end of this cord into your printer’s inlet.
Similarly, plug the other end of the cord into an electrical outlet.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn on your printer.
The " Language Selection " screen will open once the printer becomes stable and ready to use.
Choose the printer language of your desire using the arrow buttons, and finally, press OK.
Similarly, set the other settings by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
Completing the Canon G3260 hardware setup
Fill the ink tanks and load paper to complete the Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 printer’s hardware setup.
Raise the scanner unit of your printer.
Locate the ink tanks and open their caps.
Now, unpack the ink bottles.
Fill the ink tanks with the corresponding ink types and close the tanks.
Now, the “Are the ink tanks filled…” message will be displayed on your printer screen. Select Yes and then follow your on-screen instructions to complete the ink initialization process.
Press OK when the “Setup is complete” message is displayed on the printer screen.
Now, load the recommended paper type into the paper feeder to complete the printer’s hardware setup.
How To Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 Driver Download
Download the Canon printer driver for your Windows or Mac computer from the printer’s official support page by following the instructions below.
Go to the official support page of your Canon printer.
Click the Drivers & Downloads tab.
Go to the Drivers & Downloads section.
Check to ensure that the OS type for which you want to download the printer driver is selected correctly.
Now, locate the recommended (MP) printer driver for the selected OS type and click SELECT > DOWNLOAD below or beside it to download the located driver.
How To Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 Driver Install
Run the downloaded Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 printer driver file on your computer.
Click Start Setup > Next > Next > Yes > Agree > OK.
Choose the connection type that you wish to use to connect the printer to your computer.
Connect the G3260 printer to your computer and install the printer driver on it to complete the installation.
How To Use Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 Usb Setup- Mac
The USB setup is a straightforward method to perform. By setting up your printer via USB, you can easily scan and save the document from the printer’s operational panel to the computer.
Get the USB cable recommended for your printer model to perform the USB setup. After getting it, follow the instructions below.
Run the Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 printer driver file on your Mac computer.
Now, type your computer’s password in the given field and click Install Helper if the confirmation dialog box appears on the screen.
Perform the on-screen instructions to reach the "Select Connection Method” screen.
Choose the USB Connection (USB Cable) option on the opened screen.
When prompted, connect your Canon PIXMA printer to the computer using the USB cable and turn it on.
Wait for the installer file to detect the connected printer.
Once it is done, the Print Head Alignment Recommended screen will open.
Complete the alignment process and install the printer software by following the prompts displayed on the screen to finish the Canon PIXMA USB setup.
How To Install Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 Wi-fi Setup
You can connect your Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 printer to a Wi-Fi network using the Easy Wireless Connect method. To do so, put your printer in the Easy Wireless Connect mode. After doing that, run the Canon printer driver on your computer to complete the Wi-Fi setup.
The following step-by-step instructions explain the same.
How To Enable “easy Wireless Connect”
Switch on your Canon printer, wireless router, and computer if they are turned off.
Now, locate the Wi-Fi Connect button on your printer’s operational panel.
Hold down the located button for a few seconds.
When the “Follow the instructions…” message appears on the printer screen, release the button.
How To Completing The Canon Wi-fi Setup
Connect your computer (on which you wish to install the printer) to the Wi-Fi network if it is not connected yet.
Run the Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 printer driver file on your computer.
Perform the on-screen instructions.
When you reach the Check the Connection Method screen, check if your printer’s serial number and network name are displayed correctly.
If so, click Yes.
Otherwise, click No and follow the on-screen instructions.
Verify your network’s MAC address and encryption type, and type its password in the given field when prompted.
Once your PIXMA printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network, the Connection completed screen will open.
Click Next on it, and follow the prompts to complete the rest of the Wi-Fi setup.
How To Print Canon Pixma Megatank G3260
Once your Canon printer is set up, you can perform the print, scan, or copy operation with it. In the section below, we will show you how to print a document from your computer to the printer.
Turn on your Canon printer if it is turned off.
Check to ensure that the paper feeder has enough paper to perform the print operation.
Now, open the original you want to print.
Click Print or File > Print.
Choose your Canon printer from the Printer menu to open its preferences dialog box.
Go to the Quick Setup tab.
Set the print setting, choose the media type, print quality, etc., from the drop-down menu.
Finally, click Apply > Print.
Now, your printer will start printing the selected document.
How To Copy Canon Pixma Megatank G3260
Make a duplicate or extra copy of the original using the Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 printer by following the simple and quick instructions below.
Ensure that the printer is turned on and ready to use.
Now, place the hard copy of the original with its print-side facing down on the scanner glass of your printer.
Locate the Copy button on the operation panel of your printer and press it.
Set the number of copies, page size (A4), and magnification (100%) settings as per your needs.
Finally, press the Color Start or Black Start button on the operation panel of your printer.
Now, your printer will start creating a duplicate copy of the placed document.
How To Scan Canon Pixma Megatank G3260
You can scan an original of your preferences from the printer’s operation panel or the computer via the scanner driver quickly with this Canon Pixma Megatank G3260 printer. However, before you begin the scan operation, ensure the following:
The Canon printer and your computer are connected to the same network.
The necessary scanner drivers are installed on your computer.
The original you want to scan is ready to use.
The printer is not performing the print or copy operation.
Now, we can see how to scan a document and save it to your computer or as a PDF with the Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 printer.
How To Convert Scan To Pdf In Canon Pixma G3260
You can scan a hard copy of the document and save it as a PDF file using the IJ Scan Utility. To know more about the same, continue reading this page.
Open the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
Load the original on the scanner glass of your printer.
Check to ensure that your printer model is selected correctly in the Product Name field of the IJ Scan Utility screen.
Click on the PDF Editor tab on the main screen of the utility.
Now, the Canon IJ PDF Editor window will open.
Click Settings and configure the scan to PDF settings as per your needs in the opened window.
After doing that, click Scan.
Now, your printer will start scanning the placed document.
Once it is scanned, a copy of the document will be saved on your computer.
To scan the other side of the document, click Add Page in the Canon IJ PDF Editor window.
Scan the other side of the document.
Similarly, scan all the pages of the document.
After doing that, open the File menu and click on the Save As option.
Choose the option named "PDF" from the Save As Type menu and click OK.
Now, all the pages of the scanned document will be saved as a PDF file on your computer.
How To Change Scan To PC Canon Pixma G3260
You can scan and save a document to your computer using this printer’s operation panel. Read and execute the following step-by-step instructions for the same.
Open the scanner glass.
Place the hard copy of the original with its scan side facing down on the glass.
Close the scanner glass.
Press the button named "Scan" on the printer’s control panel.
Choose the Computer option on the Save to screen.
Select the connected computer manually if you have connected the printer to your computer using the USB cable.
Set the scan preferences, and finally, press the Color or Black Start button to begin the scan operation.
How To Print Document Canon Pixma G3260 From Mobile
Do you want to print a document or photo from your smartphone to the Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 printer?
Install and use the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app on your smartphone for the same. Continue reading this page to know the mobile printing process in detail.
Initially, connect your Canon PIXMA printer and the iOS or Android phone to the same network.
Next, install the printer’s mobile app, Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY, on your smartphone from the Google Play Store or App Store.
After doing that, open the app on your device.
Install the printer on your smartphone by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
Ensure that your printer model is selected correctly on the app’s main screen.
Now, tap on the Document Print option on the app's main screen.
Choose the document you want to print on your smartphone.
Set the print settings as per your desire, and finally, tap Print.
Now, the printer will start printing the selected document.
How To Troubleshoot Canon Pixma G3260
Almost all the printer problems are solvable. If you’re facing a printer problem for the first time, read the troubleshooting instructions provided on our page to resolve it. If the troubleshooting solutions don’t work or you need real-time technical assistance in resolving your printer issues, reach our technical experts now.
Canon PIXMA MegaTank G3260 Photo quality issues
“Printouts are unsatisfactory in Canon Pixma Megatank G3260?” Try these simple tricks to resolve it.
Initially, ensure that the recommended or compatible paper type is loaded into the feeder.
Next, check to ensure that the ink tanks have enough ink to perform the print operation.
Check and modify the print settings, such as page size, media type, etc., if they are misconfigured.
Ensure that the paper settings are configured correctly on your printer.
Check to ensure that the print heads are loaded properly into their slots.