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The globally acclaimed brand of Canon offers an extensive range of printers, scanners, and multi function units. These sophisticated and innovative machines come in both wired and wireless options. In order to set up Canon printers, you should first configure it to your internet network. Then, download and install Canon Printer Drivers.

Most of the recent printers are designed for easy and automatic installation. In other words, you are required to simply connect the printer with your computer using a USB cable. This will automatically download and install Canon Printer Drivers on your computer. However, this requires both the printer and computer connected to the same internet network. On the contrary, if the automatic process fails or your printer/ computer doesn’t support USB connection. Then, you should opt to manually download and install Canon Printer Drivers.

Prerequisites to Install Canon Printer

  1. First of all, delete any existing printer driver software from your Mac device.
  2. Then, you must remove all the unnecessary files from your system to free up maximum space.
  3. Next, you must ensure that your device has enough space to install Canon printer Driver.

Choose Your Model

Pixma

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With powerful features packed into incredibly compact bodies, PIXMA range of home and photo printers offer a high-quality printing solution. It takes complete creative control of your images with the PIXMA .Powerful software of this outstanding inkjet printers range is designed for simplified yet stunning, quality prints. Its sleek, stylish and compact design truly compliments it’s quality, speed and efficiency.

Maxify

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Canon MAXIFY takes complete creative control of your images. It is dedicated to Support you by giving high-quality photos and images. This is ultimately built to meet your all printing requirements. Maximum Print Speed and Quality Performance of this Robust design are sure to multiply your business.Specifically built for heavy-duty usage, this reliable printer meets all your printing demands with personalized effective outputs.

Laser

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Canon Laser Printers produce high-quality graphics and texts. Laser printing is an electrostatic digital printing process that takes complete care of your images. Hence built to meet results that you deserve. Fast printer with Brilliant Design meant for New Age Business Enterprise takes complete care of all your printing needs. Canon Laser Printer offers Enhanced Security Solutions with Advanced Personalized Usability

Selphy

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Canon SELPHY is not only attractive due to its sleek and stunning design but it delivers amazing printing quality to meet your needs of printing. Canon Selphy meets all your printing requirements. Compact, Elegant and Portable printer with a Variety of print functions and Intuitive User-interface guarantees for a fun-filled printing experience and Exceptional Usability and Intelligent Digitization packed with functions.

Install Canon Printer for Windows

  1. First and foremost, turn on your computer. Then, connect it to a secure and stable internet connection to install Canon printer.
  2. Next, you should insert the installation CD. Then, download the “Driver” software by following on-screen prompts. Alternatively, you can download the “Driver” software directly from Canon’s official website.
  3. Once the download is finished, you can proceed to install Canon printer. For this, locate the downloaded Setup file. You will either find the Setup file in your system’s default download location i.e. “Downloads Folder”. You can find it by opening the “File Folder” from “Taskbar”. Here, look for the “Downloads Folder” under “Favourites” in the left panel. Alternatively, you will find it at your preferred download location.   
  4. Thereafter, double-click the Setup file to open it. 
  5. Now, click on the “Start Setup” button on the Setup Window. 
  6. The following screen will prompt you to Specify “Your Country/ Region”. Hence, select your country/ region appropriately from the list of given options. Then, click on “Next”.
  7. Next, it will redirect you to the “License Agreement” window. Hence, scroll it down to the bottom while reading the same to install Canon printer. Then, select “Yes”.
  8. Subsequently, it will take you to the window displaying the “Extended Survey Program”. Here, you will get two options. You may “Agree” or “Disagree” with it. Hence, select appropriately. However, in case if you agree to it. Then, Canon will have access to certain information recorded in your printer. Your computer will collect the information and send it to Canon through the internet. Canon uses this information for the development and marketing of its products while maintaining the confidentiality of your data. 
  9. Next, it will take you to the windows showing “Firewall Settings”. Here, you must ensure that the “Deactivate the Block” option is duly selected. Then, click on “Next”.
  10. The following screen will provide you with information regarding your network connection and printer. Here, you must confirm that the details are correct. Thereafter, select “Yes” to install Canon printer.  
  11. Consequently, the Setup procedure will continue. However, depending upon your network router, you may get the  “Select wireless router” screen. Here, you should select your router from the available options. Then, type in its network key i.e. the password. Thereafter, click on “Next”.
  12. The Setup process will take some time. Meanwhile, it will temporarily disable your network connection.
  13. Subsequently, the next window will confirm that the “Network Connection” has been completed. Hence, click on “Next”. 
  14. Now, the following window will confirm that the Setup has been completed successfully. Here you have the option to make this printer your default printer. Hence, you should select this option. Then, click on “Next”. 
  15. Thereafter, you will get a few more windows on your screen. Here you have to simply proceed by clicking “Next” on them.
  16. Finally, it will take you to the last window. This window will confirm that the “Installation” has been completed successfully. Now hit the “Exit” button. 
  17. This concludes the process to install Canon printer for Windows OS.
  18. Now, restart your computer to confirm the installation.
  19. At last, connect your printer to the computer. Then, properly load plain A4 size sheets into your printer’s paper tray. Next, you should print a sample sheet to ensure that you have properly installed Canon printer Driver.

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Install Canon Printer For Mac

  1. To begin with, turn on your Mac device. Then, connect it to a secure and stable internet connection to install Canon printer.
  2. Then, log in to your system using the “Administrator Credentials”.
  3. Now, insert the installation CD. Then, download the “Driver” software by following on-screen prompts. Alternatively, you can download the “Driver” software directly from Canon’s official website.
  4. Once the download is finished, you can proceed to install Canon printer. For this, locate the downloaded Setup file. You will either find the Setup file in your system’s default download location i.e. “Downloads Folder”. You can access it from your Mac’s “Dock” located at the very bottom of your device. Alternatively, you will find it at your preferred download location.   
  5. Thereafter, double-click the Setup file to open it. 
  6. Next, you should click on the “Continue” button on the Setup Window. 
  7. The subsequent window will prompt you to Specify “Your Country/ Region”. Therefore, you should select your country/ region appropriately from the list of given options. Then, click on “Continue”.
  8. Now, it will take you to the “End User Agreement” window. Hence, scroll it down to the bottom while reading the same to install Canon printer. Then, select “Yes”.
  9. Subsequently, you will be redirected to the “Extended Survey Program” window. Here, it will give you two options to select. You may “Agree” or “Disagree” with it. Therefore, select appropriately. However, in case if you agree to it. Then, Canon will have access to certain information recorded in your printer. Your computer will collect the information and send it to Canon through the internet. Canon uses this information for the development and marketing of its products while maintaining the confidentiality of your data. 
  10. Thereafter, the next window will prompt you to install Canon printer. Hence, click on “Install” to initiate the installation process. 
  11. Consequently, you will get a pop-up box prompting you to provide your Mac password. Hence, type in the same and click on “Continue”.
  12. As a result, it will start the installation which will take some time. Hence, wait for the same.
  13. Now, the following window will confirm that the Setup has been completed successfully. Here you have the option to make this printer your default printer. Hence, you should select this option. Then, click on “Next”. 
  14. Thereafter, you will get a few more windows on your screen. Here you have to simply proceed by clicking “Next” on them.
  15. Finally, it will take you to the last window. This window will confirm that the “Installation” has been completed successfully. Now hit the “Exit” button. 
  16. This concludes the process to install Canon printer for Windows OS.
  17. Now, restart your computer to confirm the installation.
  18. Next, you will have to add the printer.
  19. Subsequently, launch “System Preferences” on your Mac. For this, click on its icon in the Dock.
  20. Now, click on “Printers and Scanners” in the “System Preferences” window.
  21. Thereafter, you should look for your printer listed in the sidebar of the Preference window. Now, highlight your printer and check its Status. In case if it says “Idle”. Then it means Mac detects your printer even despite being not in use. As such, you are all set to start using your printer.
  22. However, if it doesn’t display your printer on this list. Then, click on the “Plus” button located at the bottom of the printer list.
  23. Now, you should select the “Default” tab under the Add window.
  24. Consequently, it will display your printer in the list of printers connected to your Mac. As such, click on the “Printer Name”. 
  25. As a result, it will auto-populate the empty fields at the bottom of the Add window with the printer information. This will include its name, location, and driver.
  26. Another key point to remember is that by default, your Mac will auto-select the “Driver”. In other words, it will display the “Driver” name only if it finds the proper “Driver”  for the printer.
  27. Alternatively, in case if it fails to find a suitable “Driver”. Then, click on the “Use” drop-down menu. Here, choose “Select Software” from the list. Next, you should scroll through the list of available printer drivers and find the one matching to your printer. Otherwise, try a “Generic Driver” if available. As such, select a “Driver”. Then, click “OK”.
  28. Finally, click the “Add” button to complete the install Canon printer process.
  29. At last, connect your printer to the computer. Then, properly load plain A4 size sheets into your printer’s paper tray. Next, you should print a sample sheet to ensure that you have properly installed Canon printer Driver.