Specify the Ink Drying Time - TC-20 / TC-20M

Article ID: ART181222 | Date published: 01/17/2023 | Date last updated: 04/18/2023


This article shows how to change the ink drying time on the imagePROGRAF TC-20 / TC-20M.


When you are using paper that takes longer for ink to adhere, ink may be transferred onto the paper surface during ejection, soiling it. In that case, you may be able to improve the condition by setting the time to wait for the ink to dry after printing.

 Printer settings are applied when the ink drying time is not set in the printer driver. If the ink drying time is set in the printer driver, that setting has priority.

 If the cutter touches the print surface on which the ink is not dry, the paper surface may become scratched or soiled, or the paper surface may rub when the paper falls and the surface may become soiled.

To wait for the ink to dry without dropping the printed documents into the basket immediately after printing, set Cutting mode to Eject cut.

  1. Select Setup icon (cog) (Setup) on the HOME screen.

  2. Select Printer settings icon (sliders) Printer settings.

  3. Select Paper-related settings.

  4. Select Advanced paper settings.

  5. Select the paper type for which you want to change the setting.

    Select the paper type

  6. Select Pause between scans or Pause between pages.

    Select the pause method (outlined in red)

    Pause between scans

    Specify the waiting time between printing one scan and printing the next one. You can set the drying waiting time and the target area where the waiting time occurs.

    Pause between pages

    Specify the waiting time between printing one page and ejecting the paper. If there is a next page, it will be printed after the ink drying time has passed.

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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