Setting up the

The IJ Start Canon Setup

Canon is famous for its All-in-One printers, versatility, printing quality, attributes, and highly-configured functions. Canon Printers are reliable, easy to use, and provides user-friendly functionalities. Canon belongs to well-known printer brands and its supremacy is far wide from the other brands. Canon Printer is capable of photo and high-end laser printing, which makes it stand apart from the other printer brands. People can connect their Cloud Storages to the Canon Cloud Ready Printers and can print their paperwork efficiently directly from the cloud storage. Canon has introduced multifunctional peripherals to enhance the productivity of its printers. Using various printer management software such as Canon IJ Scan Utility, Canon IJ Network Tool, Canon Printer Utility, IJ Start Canon, etc. you can efficiently monitor your Canon Printer like a pro.

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What are the IJ Start Canon Utilities?

Canon has developed the printer management applications, such as IJ Printer Utility or IJ Scan Utility for making the scan or print jobs easier. The IJ Scan Utility allows the user to scan documents and photos on their computers. It enables the user to browse the folders of the computer, attach files to an email, save the scanned data in the current directory, and extract text from the documents.

IJ Scan Utility

IJ Scan Utility uses its auto-scan functionality to automatically detect the type of the item placed on the platen glass or Automatic Document Feeder of the scanner or printer.

  • Switch on your printer or scanner and make sure to keep it in the ready state., place the document on the Automatic Document Feeder From the printed side.
  • Go to the Settings tab after opening the Canon IJ Scan Utility.
  • Click on the Auto Scan option and select the directory where you want to save the scanned data.
  • Select the Auto option on the Home screen of the IJ Scan Utility. The scanner or printer will automatically start to scan the document.
  • The scanned data will be automatically saved in the designated directory.

IJ Scan Utility is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems. Now, Canon has introduced the IJ Scan Utility within the MP Driver package.

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Installing the IJ Scan Utility

  • Go to the Canon Official site; search MP Driver for your printer in the search bar, according to configuration settings of your computer download the MP Driver package.
  • Extract the downloaded MP Driver package.
  • After extracting the downloaded package, open the automatically created directory, and then locate the application file (.dmg or.exe) according to OS you are using on your computer.
  • Begin the installation process by double-clicking on the application file.
  • Click on the Run button if prompted
  • Now, follow the on-screen instructions to successfully install the application on the computer.

Steps to Setup IJ Start Canon

The IJ Scan Utility has separate icons on the home screen for each scenario, that’s why it is convenient and easy to Setup IJ Start Canon. As IJ Scan Utility automatically opens, after completing the installation, be sure to manage the essential settings.

IJ Start Canon Setup

Step 1

After opening the utility, the scanner or printer name can be seen on the top of the home screen, so ensure to check that the utility is showing the accurate printer or scanner name. If you are using a Network Printer, then make sure to select the device that is named with the network. The utility also provides an option to change the printer’s name, if you want to change it, it will be very easy for you.

Step 2

You can scan the image larger than the platen through the Stitch option. Scan the right and left parts of the image separately and then merged the separate scans to form the original image.

Step 3

Perform a quick scan and save the scanned data to the designated directory with the help of the Auto feature. Select either the Document or Photo icon according to what you want to scan.

Step 4

Use the Scan Gear menu to modify the scan settings. The Scan Settings option enables you to modify the settings of a specific scan job.

How to Install IJ Scan Utility in Windows 10?

Launching the IJ Scan Utility

It is essential to select the IJ Scan Utility from the appropriate location in order to run it.

Windows 7/Windows XP/Windows Vista:

  • Click on the Start menu.
  • Select the All Programs option.
  • Go to the Canon Utilities.
  • Open the IJ Scan Utility directory.
  • Double-click on the IJ Scan Utility.

Note: If you are unable to find the IJ Scan Utility in the Start menu, then it can be found at this path:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\SCANUTILITY.EXE

Windows 8:

  • Press the Window button on the keyboard.
  • Select the IJ Scan Utility.
  • Note: If you don’t find the IJ Scan Utility in the Start menu, then search for the IJ Scan Utility in the Search box.

    Windows 10:

    • Click on the All Apps option within the Start menu.
    • Open the Canon Utilities directory.
    • Click on IJ Scan Utility.

    IJ Scan Utility Windows 10

    • Visit the Canon Support Page.
    • Enter the model number of your scanner or printer in the search box. Select your printer or scanner from the dropdown list, and then click on the Go button.
    • Select the accurate Operating System and Language within the Driver & Downloads section.
    • Go to the Drivers tab, click on the SELECT button accessible in front of the recommended driver, and then click on the DOWNLOAD button to save the file on the computer.
    • When the download process completes, double-click on the downloaded file to begin the installation process.
    • Click on the Run button if prompted.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
    • Note: MP Driver package includes the IJ Scan Utility.

    How can I Install IJ Scan Utility on my Mac?

    Where to download the IJ Scan Utility?

    • Go to the Canon Support Page.
    • Click on the search box and type the model number of your printer or scanner. Click on the Go button after selecting your scanner or printer from the dropdown list.
    • Visit the Drivers & Downloads section and ensure to select the correct Language and Operating System from the dropdown button.
    • Within the Drivers tab, find the TWAIN driver card or ICA driver according to the model of your printer or scanner. Click on the Select button accessible on the right side of the selected driver.
    • Click on the Download button to save the driver package on the computer.
    • Double-click on the downloaded package when the download process completes. A disk image will automatically create on the desktop. Open this disk image, and double-click on the .pkg file to begin the driver installation process.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts during the installation process until it completes.
    • After installing the compatible driver, visit the Software tab and search for IJ Scan Utility or IJ Scan Utility Lite according to your printer model. Click on the Select button accessible on the right side of the IJ Scan Utility.
    • Click on the Download button to save the file on the computer.
    • Double-click on the downloaded file after completing the download process. Again a disk image will automatically create on the desktop, go to the desktop and open this disk image, and then double-click on the .pkg file to install the IJ Scan Utility or IJ Scan Utility Lite on your Mac computer.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process successfully.
    IJ Scan Utility on my Mac

    Note: The IJ Scan Utility is included within the TWAIN driver for some models, such as MX922, MX722, etc.

    Note:Drivers are not available for the printers or scanners that use AirPrint for scanning, such as TS6120, TR7520.

    How to launch the IJ Scan Utility?

    In order to run the IJ Scan Utility, open the Applications folder through the Finder. Click on the Canon Utilities folder, and then visit the IJ Scan Utility directory. Double-click on the IJ Scan Utility Lite, IJ Scan Utility, or IJ Scan Utility2.

    How to use IJ Scan Utility?

    The IJ Scan Utility enables the user to scan photos, documents, and other items easily. Open the IJ Scan Utility and click on the icon on the main screen according to your purpose to perform several processes.

    • Click on the Auto option within the IJ Scan Utility to scan the documents.
    • To modify the required settings and scan the photos, click on the Photo icon.
    • Click on the Documents icon to sharpen a text in a document to get better readability.
    • Click on the Custom icon to modify the date format, destination folder, file name to save the file, paper size, resolution, appearance settings, and other scan options.
    • Use the Stitch option to scan an item that is larger than platen, separately scan the left and right halves of the item, and then merge them into one file.
    • To modify color adjustments and image correction settings, use the Scan Gear option.
    IJ Scan Utility

    What is the Canon IJ Network Tool?

    IJ Network Tool is a utility that allows displaying and modifying the Canon printer or scanner’s network settings. Install the Canon IJ Network tool when you are going to setup a Canon machine.

    IJ Network Tool Setup

    Necessities for IJ Network Tool Setup

    • Ensure to gather the necessary tools, such as Access Point and LAN cable.
    • Make sure not to start the IJ Network Tool while the Canon machine is printing.
    • Be sure not to print or scan when the IJ Network is running. A warning prompt might appear saying “Canon software is attempting to access the network” if any security software or firewall is running in the background on the computer.
    • Allow the Canon Software to access the network or disable the security network or firewall while the IJ Network Tool is running.

    Steps to download the Canon IJ Network Tool for Windows

    • Open any browser on your computer and open the Canon official site.
    • Enter the name of your Canon Machine in the search box.
    • Select the Driver, Software & Firmware from the Documents drop-down list.
    • Click on the ‘+’ symbol accessible near to the Downloads menu.
    • Select the correct Operating system and Version of your computer.
    • Click on the IJ Network Tool from the search list.
    • Have a look at the caution, disclaimer, setup instruction, file information, outline, update history, and system
    • requirements on the download page.
    • Click on the Download button to start the downloading process.
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    Downloading the Canon IJ Network Tool for Mac

    • Go to the official site of Canon and enter the printer model number in the search bar.
    • Select the correct Canon Printer Model and Series from the drop-down list.
    • Go to the Documents section and select the Driver, Software, and Firmware.
    • Select the Operating System and Model number of your Mac computer.
    • Click on the IJ Network Tool from the list of search results.
    • Click on the Download button on the opened webpage.
    • Go to the Download directory of the browser.
    • Open the IJ Network Tool Setup file and install it on your Mac computer.

    How to update the Canon IJ Network Tool?

    • Enter the name of your Canon Printer or Scanner in the search bar of the Canon Official Site.
    • Visit the Driver & Download section.
    • Open the Software tab and click on the Select option available next to the IJ Network Tool.
    • Click on the Download button to save the updated driver file on the computer.
    • Open the download file; double-click on it, click on the Run button if prompted, and then follow the on-screen instructions to successfully install it on the computer.
    • After completing the installation process, double-click on the Canon IJ Network Tool shortcut icon accessible on the Desktop.
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    Canon IJ Printer Utility

    Functionalities of the Canon IJ Printer Utility

    The Canon IJ Printer Utility controls the printer settings, such as run cleaning functions on the computer, get ink level information, etc.

    Uses of the IJ Printer Utility are:

    • Print Settings: Custom settings allow modifying the printer settings as per the requirements.
    • Printhead: To avoid the print smudges in the cleaning process, to clear the Printhead clogs, to examine the Printhead condition, and to change its position in the test printing.
    • Cartridges: To change the printer’s operating noise using the Quiet settings. Cartridge settings allow selecting the cartridges which we want to take in use.
    • Power Usage: You can check the ink levels in the ink level information section. It also allows checking and modifying the Canon Printer power usage in the power settings.

    How to Download and Install the Canon IJ Printer Utility in Windows 10?

    • Open the Canon official site and make sure to enter the correct model number of your Canon machine in the search space.
    • Open the Drivers & Downloads section.
    • Ensure to choose the computer operating system as Windows 10.
    • Click on the Download button accessible near the search list.
    • Accurately install the downloaded file on the computer.
    • Launch the IJ Printer Utility.
    • Click on the System preferences icon and make sure to open the Print & Scan option.
    • Select your Canon Printer from the list and then click on Options & Supplies.
    • Click on Printer Utility within the Utility option in order to run the Canon IJ Printer Utility.
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    Canon IJ Printer Utility in Mac OS

    Using the Canon IJ Printer Utility in Mac OS X

    • First, open the Canon IJ Start Utility to configure the Canon IJ Setup MAC OS X.
    • Make sure to power on the printer and computer for the Canon IJ Setup.
    • Create a connection between the printer and the Mac computer.
    • Open the Apple menu and then click on Applications.
    • Open the Printer list. To do so, double-click on the Printer Setup Utility.
    • Select your printer name from the list, and then click on the Canon IJ Printer Utility within the Toolbar.
    • Click on the Maintenance option after selecting the printer name.
    • Now, the IJ Start Canon Setup Printer Utility launches successfully.

    Downloading the Canon IJ Status Monitor

    The Canon IJ Status Monitor is an application that automatically installs on the computer while installing the IJ Canon Start driver. You can check all the notifications and updates with the help of the Canon IJ Start Monitor. The Status Monitor indicates the errors and also the instructions to overcome those errors. It also allows the real-time tracking of the printing jobs in the queue.

    Launching the Canon IJ Status Monitor in Windows

    • Switch on the printer by pressing the Power button.
    • Download the compatible Canon Printer Utility and perform the Canon IJ Setup on your computer.
    • Print a test page of a document, when the test page prints completely, the Canon IJ Status Monitor automatically launches on the computer.
    • Press the Window + R key simultaneously on the keyboard.
    • Type Control Printers in the search space and click on the OK button.
    • Right-click on your printer, then go to the Properties section from the scroll down options.
    • Select the Maintenance tab and click on the Start Status Monitor.
    • Now, you can easily see the status of the ink level and other useful information about your Canon Printer.
    Canon IJ Status Monitor in Windows

    Steps to Launch the Canon IJ Status Monitor in Mac

    The Canon IJ Status Monitor shows messages and pictorial representations about the status of the printer. It immediately indicates an error message on the status monitor if a problem occurs.

    The information displayed by IJ Status Monitor on the main screen:

    • It indicates an error in operation.
    • It shows warning messages.
    • It also notifies the user about updates or any other useful information.

    Act according to the indications to resolve the issues completely.

    Launching the Canon IJ Status Monitor

    • The Canon IJ Status Monitor automatically launches when you begin to print a document.
    • Open the Apple menu and click on the System Preferences.
    • Select the Print and Fax option within the System Preferences.
    • Click on Options and Supplies after selecting your Canon Printer.
    • Open Maintenance and click on the Start Status Monitor option.
    • When the Start Status Monitor launches, then you can easily view all information about your Canon Printer.

    How to display the Canon IJ Status Monitor on the computer?

    It is essential to install the Printer Utility application for the Canon IJ Setup. The Canon IJ Setup also enables the IJ Status Monitor on the computer. The Status Monitor displays all notifications and information about the Canon Printer. The Canon IJ Status Monitor is one such software that is compatible with both and Windows Mac OS.

    • While installing the Printer Utility, the Canon IJ Status Monitor automatically launches on the computer.
    • Choose your Canon Printer within the Printers and Scanners section.
    • Click on the Maintenance tab and then click on Start Status Monitor to launch it on the computer.

    What to do if the Canon IJ Scan Utility Not Working Issue Occurs?

    Due to an error, the Canon IJ Scan Utility may not work. Follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned below to fix this problem:

    • Open the Printers and Scanners section and click on your Canon Printer.
    • Click on the Utility tab within the Toolbar window.
    • Click on the Uninstall button to remove the Canon IJ Scan Utility Software from the computer.
    • Download the current version of the Canon IJ Scan Utility application from the web and install it correctly on your computer.
    • Click on the ‘+’ symbol within the Printers and Scanners section to re-add the Canon Printer.
    • Try to scan and print a test page of any document.