Printing Flow with This Machine

Printing with a Printer Driver

Normally, the series of operations involved in printing data from a computer is specified by control commands generated using a printer driver. Control commands are a command system for controlling a printer. For example, when printing using a printer driver, control commands print data according to the following flow.
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Using a printer driver, data to be printed is converted to control commands.
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Control command data is sent to the machine.
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Following the received control commands, the machine processes and prints the data.
This machine supports the following three kinds of control commands:

UFR II Mode

UFR (Ultra Fast Rendering) is printing technology developed by Canon. High-speed printing is made possible by sharing the processing of print data normally performed by the machine with the computer.

PCL Mode (PCL Printer only)

PCL (Print Control Language), developed by Hewlett-Packard, is a command system for controlling page printers. Command versions supported by this machine are PCL5c and PCL6.

PS Mode

PS (PostScript), developed by Adobe, is a command system for controlling page printers.
IMPORTANT
An optional kit may be required to use the above printer modes. In addition, the optional kit may require license registration. For details, see "User's Guide".
To print in the above printer modes, a Printer Driver supported by this machine must be installed.
In the above printer modes, "Settings Menu (Common Settings)" and either "UFR II Settings," "PCL Settings," or "PS Settings" are available from the touch panel display.

Printing with Direct Print

Printing with Direct Print can also be performed by this machine. Direct Print is a print function that enables you to send PS/EPS, TIFF/JPEG, PDF, and XPS format files without using a printer driver from the computer to the machine, which recognizes the file. Therefore, you can print without the need to open files.
You can specify PS/EPS, TIFF/JPEG, PDF, and XPS files to be printed from a Remote UI. You can print a PDF file by specifying the location on your computer or URL from the Remote UI.

IMPORTANT
With Direct Print, "Settings Menu (Common Settings)," "PS Settings," "Imaging Settings," and "PDF Settings" are available from the touch panel display.
NOTE
There are some print settings that cannot be specified from the printer driver. These settings are referred to as "Menu Functions" on the touch panel display. For menu configuration and how to set up the printer environment from the touch panel display, see "Menus for Printer Settings" and "Accessing the Settings Menu."
There are some print settings that cannot be specified from a Remote UI. These settings are referred to as "Menu Functions" on the touch panel display. For menu configuration and how to set up the printer environment from the touch panel display, see "Menus for Printer Settings" and "Accessing the Settings Menu."
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