Copy Documents or Photos - PIXMA MP280, MP495 or MP499

Article ID: ART108310 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 03/20/2020
 

Description

Learn how to copy a document or photo with your PIXMA MP280, MP495, or MP499 printer.

Solution

Learn about the different copy options you have with your printer.  You can enlarged or reduced copies, fit and original to a specific page size, and make borderless copies of a photo.

Instructions to copy specific formats are provided below, You can.

 

Before you begin

You need to prepare originals to copy  
and the appropriate paper for your desired prints .
 

 

Copy documents

  1. Turn on the power (1).

  2. Load paper. Here we load A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the rear tray (2).

  3. Open the paper output tray gently, and open the output tray extension (3).

  4. Load the original on the scanner glass (also known as the platen glass) with the side to copy face down and align it with the alignment mark as shown below.

  5. Close the document cover gently.

    Characters and lines written with a light colored pen or highlight pen may not be copied properly.

  6. Press the plus (+) button repeatedly to specify the number of copies (max. 20 copies).

  • To make 10 to 19 copies

    • Display F on the LED.

    • Load only the desired number of sheets to copy.

  • To make 1 to 9 copies or 20 copies

    • Display the desired number of copies on the LED.

    • Each time you press the plus (+) button, the number on the LED increases by one. When F appears, the number of copies is set to 20. Press the plus (+) button again to return to 1.

  1. Press the Paper button repeatedly to select the page size and media type.

  • The paper lamp indicates the selected page size and media type.

    • Here we select A4 or 8.5" x 11" Plain Paper.

  • You can select the page sizes and media types below:

    • A4 or 8.5" x 11" Plain Paper

    • A4 or 8.5" x 11" Photo Paper

    • 10 x 15 cm or 4" x 6" Photo Paper

  • When the Fit-to-Page copy function is enabled, you can copy the original in the size automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the selected page size. In this case, the original is copied with borders on the plain paper and without borders on the photo paper.

    • Cancel the Fit-to-Page copy function to copy the original in the same size.

  1. Press the Color button for color copies, or the Black button for black & white copies.
  • While a copy is in progress, the number on the LED flashes and decreases by one to indicate the number of copies to be made.

  • Remove the original on the Platen Glass after copies are completed.

  • The paper-out error will occur ("E, 0, 2" will appear on the LED) when all of the loaded paper runs out.

    • Tap Stop/Reset to release the error.

  • You can set the print quality to Fast(speed priority) only when A4 or Letter-sized plain paper is selected for the page size and media type

    • To set the print quality to Fast(speed priority)

      • Press and hold down the Color or Black button for 2 or more seconds in (3) of step 2. The LED flashes once.

 When you press the Color or Black button for less than 2 seconds, the machine starts to copy in the print quality Standard.

  • Release the button. The printer will start to copy.

When the print quality is set to Fast, print speed is given priority over quality. To give priority to quality, press the Color or Black button for less than 2 seconds to copy in the print quality Standard.

  1. To cancel, press the Stop/Reset button.

 Do not open the document cover or move the loaded original until copies are completed.


 

Copy photos

  1. Turn on the power (1).

  2. Load paper. Here we load A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the rear tray (2).

  3. Open the paper output tray gently, and open the output tray extension (3).

  4. Load the original photo on the platen glass with the side to copy face down and align it with the alignment mark as shown below.

  5. Close the document cover gently.

    Characters and lines written with a light colored pen or highlight pen may not be copied properly.


     

  6. Press the (+) button repeatedly to specify the number of copies. See step 2 in copy documents.

  7. Press the Paper button repeatedly to select the page size and media type. The Paper lamp indicates the selected page size and media type.
  • Here we select 10 x 15 cm or 4" x 6" Photo Paper.
  • You can select the page sizes and media types below:
    • A4 or 8.5" x 11" Plain Paper
    • A4 or 8.5" x 11" Photo Paper
    • 10 x 15 cm or 4" x 6" Photo Paper
       
  • When the Fit-to-Page copy function is enabled, you can copy the original in the size automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the selected page size. In this case, the original is copied with borders on the plain paper and without borders on the photo paper.

    • Cancel the Fit-to-Page copy function to copy the original in the same size.

  1. Select Color for color copies, or Black for black & white copies.

  2. Remove the photo on the scanner glass after copies are completed.

     Do not open the document cover or move the loaded photo until a copy is completed.

  3. To cancel a copy, press the Stop/Reset button.

 
 

Fit-to-page copies

The Fit-to-Page copy function enables you automatically enlarged or reduced the original to fit the selected size you want to print.

  1. Turn on the power (1).

  2. Load paper. Here we load A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the rear tray (2).

  3. Open the paper output tray gently, and open the output tray extension (3).

  4. Load the original photo on the scanner glass with the side to copy facie down and align it with the alignment mark as shown below.

  5. Close the document cover gently.

    Characters and lines written with a light colored pen or highlight pen may not be copied properly.

  6. Tap plus (+) repeatedly to specify the number of copies. See step 2 in copy documents.

  7. Tap Paper repeatedly to select the page size and media type.
  • When the plain paper is selected for the media type, the original is copied with borders.

    • When the photo paper is selected for the media type, the original is copied without borders and fills the entire page.

    • In borderless copies, a slight crop may occur at the edges since the copied image is enlarged to fill the whole page.

  1. Tap Fit to Page. The Fit to Page lamp lights up and the Fit-to-Page copy function is enabled. The original is copied in the size automatically enlarged or reduced to fit the selected page size.
  • Tap Fit to Page again to cancel the Fit-to-Page copy function and copy the original in the same size.
  1. Select Color for color copies, or Black for black & white copies.
  • You can set the print quality to Fast  (speed priority) only when A4 or Letter-sized plain paper is selected for the page size and media type. To set the print quality to Fast, press and hold down the Color or Black button for 2 or more seconds in step 5.

  1. The machine starts Fit-to-Page copies.

 Do not open the document cover or move the loaded original until a copy is completed.

  1. To cancel a copy, press the Stop/Reset button.
     
  2. Remove the original on the scanner glass after copies are completed.

 

 

Good to know

You can switch the size of paper loaded in the rear tray between A4 and 8.5" x 11" (Letter).

This setting is useful if you usually load Letter-sized paper in the rear tray regardless of the page size indication "A4" on the operation panel, or vice versa.

  1. Tap  Maintenance repeatedly until (d) appears.

  2. Select Black to select A4, or Color to select 8.5" x 11" (Letter).

When you switch the page size to A4 or 8.5" x 11" (Letter), load paper of the selected size regardless of the size indicated on the operation panel.

  • When the page size is set to A4, load A4 plain paper or photo paper.

  • When the page size is set to 8.5" x 11" (Letter), load Letter-sized plain paper or photo paper.

 

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.
 

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