How to Photocopy With a Canon Pixma MX310

by Andrew Todd

The Canon Pixma MX310 is an all-in-one printer that can be used in conjunction with a computer, or used as a stand-alone device. In addition to printing documents and pictures from your computer, the Pixma MX310 allows you to scan documents, fax documents using a landline and make photo copies. Photo copies can be made in black and white or full color, and you can use the automatic document feeder to copy multiple pages at once or the flat-bed to copy large items such as pages from a book.

Step 1

Press the "Power" button, located on the left-side of the control panel, to turn on the Pixma MX310.

Step 2

Press the "Copy" button, located on the left side of the printer's control panel.

Step 3

Place the document or documents that you would like to copy on the glass, or in the automatic document feeder. To use the flat-bed scanner, lift the cover of the printer and then place the original face-down aligned with the top-right corner of the glass. To use the automatic document feeder, lift the document tray from the top-left of the top of the printer. Insert the original face-up into the automatic document feeder tray. Slide the guides to fit around the document or documents.

Step 4

Enter the number of copies that you would like to make using the numeric buttons.

Step 5

Press the "Settings" button to adjust the copy settings if desired. Use the "Left" and "Right" arrow buttons to scroll through the adjustable settings, including enlarge/reduce, page size, media type, intensity and image quality. When the setting that you would like to change is displayed, press the "OK" button and then use the "Left" and "Right" arrow buttons to adjust the setting. Press the "OK" button again to save the setting.

Press the "Color" button to make a color copy of the document using the entered settings. Press the "Black" button to make a black and white copy of the document using the entered settings. When the "Color" or "Black" button is pressed, the copies will be made.

Tips

  • Remove all foreign objects, including paperclips and staples, from the documents prior to scanning.

References

About the Author

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.

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