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Canon BJC-4200 Printer

General

Adapter

AD-330

Alternative Drivers

Drivers you can use if the BJC-4200 driver is not available.

  • DOS : BJ-200/200e/200ex (BJ Mode/Black)
  • DOS : Epson LQ2550 (LQ Mode Colour/Black)

Cartridges

  • BC-20 - Black Ink
  • BCI-21bk - Black Ink Tank (BC-21)
  • BCI-21c - Tri Colour Ink (BC-21)
  • BC-21e - Colour Print Head
  • BC-22e - Photo Ink
  • BC-29f - Fluorescent Ink

Cleaning Print Head

Make sure the printer is on and the front cover closed. Press and hold the RESUME button until you hear 2 beeps. Cleaning takes about 15 seconds.

Printer Defaults

Switch printer off. Hold down the power button for the following number of beeps,

  • 6 Beeps - LQ mode for USA
  • 7 Beeps - BJ mode for USA
  • 8 Beeps - LQ mode for Europe, Asia
  • 9 Beeps - BJ mode for Europe, Asia
  • 10 Beeps - BJ mode for UK and Asia

Self Test

Demo Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 1 beeps. Press RESUME to stop.
Status Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 2 beeps. Press RESUME to stop.
Ripple Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 3 beeps. Press RESUME to stop.
Nozzle Test : Switch Printer off. Hold down power button for 4 beeps. Press RESUME to stop.

Serial Number

Location - Cream coloured label on the back of the printer
Prefixes - EEM...

Special Paper

  • CF-102A4 - Transparencies. Used for producing overhead transparencies.
  • GP-101A4 - Glossy Paper. Heavier coated paper, used for graphics.
  • LC-101A4 - Coated A4 Paper. Coated paper used for high quality print.
  • LC-301A4 - BubbleJet Paper A4. Lightly coated, water resistant everyday usage paper.
  • FS-101 - Fabric Sheet. Allows images to be printed onto 100% Cotton fabric (Machine Washable).
  • BF-102A4 - Back Print Film A4. Used to produce back-lit displays.
  • HG-101 - High Gloss Film A4. Gives documents a Gloss finish, used for reports/graphics.
  • HR-101A4 - High Res Paper A4. Coated paper, for use with Photo Cartridges.
  • TR-101 - T-Shirt Transfer. Images can be printed onto the transfer material and then ironed onto T-shirts, Sweaters, etc..

Known Issues

Sharing With Other Parallel Port Devices

The Canon BJC-4200 printer has a bidirectional communication feature. This feature does not share the parallel port, and can cause problems when you try and share the parallel port with other devices, for example scanners. You can correct this problem by downloading the Non-WPS Printer Drivers from Canon's Website.

Printing Gibberish When Attached to a Packard Bell PC

If the printer is attached to a Packard Bell 9000 Series PC, then go into the Control Panel and then Fonts, and look for the Font WPBOXDRAWING. If it is there, then delete it. Also check that the Canon printer is set as the default printer.

Black Page When Printing Faxes

If when you print a fax, it comes out as a solid black page, go into the printer's properties and set the printer to Mono.

Printing Squashed or Running off Right Hard Side of Page

If your printing is either squashed down the left hand side of the page, or that it runs off the right hand edge of the page the cause is down to the printer not detecting the right colour cartridge in the printer.

What you need to do is go into the Properties for the printer, then into the Graphics tab, and in the Colour Model section, change the setting from Colour to Photo Colour (if it is already set to Photo Colour, change it to Colour).

Printer Properties - Graphics

It might also be worth turning on Cartridge Detection as well.

Printer Properties - Settings

Problems with Cartridge Detection

  • Power off the printer
  • Unplug the printer's power cord, wait 5 seconds then replug the power cord in.
  • Hold the Power button for 6 Beeps
  • Release the Power Button

This will reset the printer and should resolve incorrect cartridge detection problems.

Error Message : "Internal Error: Colour Adjustment Method will not be available".

Whenever you try to print you get the above message. If you press OK, it prints, but if you press Cancel it says you don't have enough memory to use the printer's driver. The solution is to update the printer's drivers to version 3.93 or higher. The drivers should be available from Canon's Website. Remember to uninstall the previous driver before updating.

Printer switches itself off after 1 minute

This printer has an AutoShutoff mode, check the printer driver properties via the Control Panel under CONTROL. You can disabled it if you wish, note the printer also has an AutoPower ON mode when a print job is sent aswell.

Error Codes

Power/ErrorIndicator
Color
BeeperError/CauseSolution
Off  No Power 
OnGreen Ready State 
OnOrange1Paper Pickup Error or out of paperAdd Paper or clear paper jam and press Resume
OnOrange2Paper JamClear paper jam and press Resume
BlinksGreen1Cartridge Not detectedInstall or replace cartridge. You will notice the carriage will be in the middle postion.
BlinksGreen<>Orange1RAM ErrorUnplug the printer for 20 seconds, if problem persists then printer Requires a Service.
BlinksGreen<>Orange2ROM ErrorUnplug the printer for 20 seconds, if problem persists then printer Requires a Service.
BlinksGreen<>Orange3BJ Cartridge Displacement errorTry replacing the Cartridge or Requires Service
BlinksGreen<>Orange4Home Position ErrorRemove the cartridge and check to make sure nothing is blocking the path of the carriage, if not then the printer requires a service
BlinksGreen<>Orange5Waste FullRequires Service
BlinksGreen<>Orange6Temperature Sensor ErrorTry replacing the Cartridge or Requires Service
BlinksGreen<>Orange7Print PositionUnplug the printer for 20 seconds, if problem persists then printer Requires a Service.
BlinksGreen<>Orange8-9Head temperature or sensor errorTry replacing the Cartridge or Requires Service
BlinksGreen<>Orange10Cleaning ErrorRemove the cartridge and check to make sure nothing is blocking the path of the carriage, if not then the printer requires a service

Waste Error Reset

Unplug Power Cord
Hold POWER and RESUME buttons
Plug in Power Cord
Release buttons
Open front door of printer
Hold the CARTRIDGE and RESUME buttons
Press POWER
Release all buttons after the beeps
Press CARTRIDGE once
Press RESUME