With the advent of technology, printers have become an inevitable part. Computers, with printers, make a complete set. Printers are being used by the business owners, schools, colleges, institutions, hospitals, etc. Printers are great when they work. But at times, when it doesn’t work, it becomes very frustrating. Printers can run reliably for many years with thousands of prints. But it can also malfunction at times and can stop working suddenly and entirely. Sometimes, the reason can be overuse or underuse. But most of the time it is seen that the printer is misused.
When the brand of printers comes to mind, then, it is none other than Canon. It is a brand in itself and has established a place for itself in the market. Even then, there are problems when the printer faces malfunctions and stops working abruptly. Canon printer technical support provides you with the best and instant solution for every problem.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON PROBLEMS
- PRINTER WON’T PRINT – There can be many reasons as to why the printer doesn’t print? So, start with the basics such as checking to see whether there is an error message or warning light on the printer. Make sure there is a paper in the tray, check that the ink or toner cartridges aren’t empty, the USB cable is plugged in or the printer is connected to Wi-Fi. And if it is a network or wireless printer, you should try using a USB cable instead. In our experience, some Wi-Fi printers are unreliable in terms of their connection. So it’s worth unplugging your printer and any powerline network adapters it’s connected to, then turning everything back on again.
- NEED TO REPLACE THE CARTRIDGES – Printers warn that the ink is running out before it actually does. If you print only occasionally the remaining ink or toner might last another couple of weeks, if not months. You must order new cartridges as soon as the message appears, but don’t install them until it either stops printing or the colors fade. A trick with laser printers is to remove the cartridge that’s running low and shake it gently from side to side. This sometimes allows the rest of the toner to be used. In some other cases a counter is used and once a certain number of pages has been printed, the cartridge will be shown as empty.
- WEB PAGES, EXCEL DOCUMENT, AND PHOTOS WON’T PRINT PROPERLY – Web pages can be of any size and they aren’t limited by the width or height of the paper in your printer. They aren’t usually designed to be printed, because of which these problems can occur. You should always choose the Print Preview option so that you can see what you’ll get. You might not need all the pages, for example, if there are lots of comments or adverts, so use the option when printing to select the pages to print, such as 2-4 to print pages 2 to 4. You should choose the landscape mode if the web page is very wide. Much of the time you will find a shrink-to-fit option in the printer settings that helps when your document or photo is just a bit too big to fit on the page. Some web pages, such as those with printable coupons, have a print button on the web page. Use that and not the print menu in the browser.
In case of office documents, if you’re trying to print an Excel sheet, you must be sure to select only the cells you need to print before clicking Print. It is only then you can choose ‘Print selection’ and change the other options to make sure it fits well on an A4 sheet. You can do other things, such as reducing the size of the margins, and switching from landscape to portrait orientation.
For photos and images, if you want to print, it’s usually best to right-click on them in Windows Explorer and click Print. This way you will get to choose how large you want to print each photo.