How to Adjust the Printer Defaults on a Canon

By Kirk Bennet

Save valuable time by adjusting your printer's default settings.
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If you have a Canon printer connected to your business computer, and you print documents using the same layout, orientation, image quality and color most of the time, you can change the defaults of your printer so that the printer always uses the same settings. This can save you valuable time, as you won't have to manually configure the printer every time you print a document. You can always change these settings if you need to print different types of documents.

Click the "Start" button, and then click "Control Panel" to launch the Control Panel.

Click the "View devices and printers" link in the "Hardware and Sound" section to navigate to the "Devices and Printers" section of the Control Panel. All your printers are listed in this section.

Right-click the Canon printer whose defaults you want to edit, and then select "Printing preferences" from the context menu to open the printer's Printing Preferences window.

Select the orientation of the document in the Orientation box and the page order in the Page Order box. You can also change the page format in the Page Format section.

Click the "Paper/Quality" tab to switch to it.

Select the paper source and media in the Paper Source and Media boxes.

Click the "Best," "Normal" or "Draft" radio button in the Quality Settings section to select the print quality.

Click the "Black & White" or "Color" radio button in the Color section to select the color profile to use for your documents.

Click the "Advanced" button to open the Advanced Options window. Edit the advanced settings, and then click "OK" to make them default and close the window.

Click the "Apply" button to save and apply the new settings, and then click "OK" to close the Printing Preferences window.