How To Download and Install Canon Printer Drivers?

Canon Printer Drivers along with the software should be installed in order to facilitate seamless communication between devices. The driver translates information received through the software into a format that can be perceived by the printer to initiate print jobs. Specific drivers are required for particular printer models because each of these support different data formats.


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Canon Printer Drivers Type

In addition to the regular printer driver you can also download and install the XPS printer driver that supports XPS printing from the application software

Moreover, a standard driver should already be installed on your computer in order to use the XPS

Regular Driver

Load the CD Rom for driver setup into the computer

Go to Start Setup Again and begin configuration


If you are installing the XPS driver, then from the CD Rom you have to choose Add Software -> XPS Driver


  • Now, open the Print box from the application software to specify the printer driver
  • Select the printer model name for the regular printer driver
  • For XPS you will enter printer model name along with the suffix XPS
  • Users can derive assistance from the Help button to display a description in the Printer Driver setup window

Opening the Canon Printer Driver Setup Window

The printer driver setup window can be opened either from the printer icon or from the application software

Canon printer drivers

Canon printer drivers

From the Application Software

  • When printing you must configure the printing profile if you are using the application software to open the Canon Printer Driver setup window
  • To select the command to generally print do File -> Print and a dialog box will open
  • Thereafter, choose the model name of your printer
  • Now, go to Preferences or Properties to open the printer driver setup window

Printer Icon

  • Choose Settings > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers if you are using Windows 8 and 8.1 desktop
  • Start > Devices and Printers for Windows 7
  • Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers if you are using Windows Vista
  • Finally, those who are using Windows XP can perform Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Printers and Faxes

Thereafter, right-click on the printer model name and from the menu, choose Printing Preferences

Canon Printer Drivers Installation

  • Once the extracted file has been downloaded – it will ask for the location of the file
  • Just extract it by double-clicking on it
  • Select Unzip if prompted and allow the computer to restore the zipped file to its folder format
  • The driver folder invariably consists of a manual and some instructions/guidelines
  • Then go to Control Panel and look for Devices and Printers and then click on Add a Printer

Appending the Printer Device

  • The system scans for available printer models and provides you with a listing
  • Choose the relevant printer name and click on Next
  • On the subsequent page, click the radio button against Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings and click Next
  • A page will open asking you to choose an existing port
  • From the listing choose the last one which you will use to implement the print job and then choose Next

Driver installation

  • Since you have already extracted the folder to install the Canon Printer Driver, select Have Disk -> Browse -> Desktop (the place where the folder is)
  • From the folder choose the X32 or X64 as the case may be -> Driver folder -> double-click on the .INF file -> Select Ok
  • Again at the Add Printer screen, your printer model name is visualized, click on Next on the both the subsequent screens
  • Enter a name for the printer device -> Next
  • Thereafter, you may choose to share the printer at the Printer Sharing screen – for this you may have to enter the Location and also place a Comment -> Click Next -> Finish
  • The Finish screen will display that the printer along with the driver have been successfully added to the computer
  • Remember to set the current printer as your default by checking against the box
  • At the same screen, you can also check if the printer is working by clicking on Print a Test Page

For all clarifications pertaining to Canon Printer Drivers call our agents @ +1-844-373-1910 or visit Canon printer customer service for guidance.

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