How to Scan Documents on a Canon Printer?

How to Scan Documents on a Canon Printer?

One of the useful advantages of Canon printers is that you can scan documents also. And the process is quite easy. This is why we bring to you the following guide so that you can learn steps to scan documents using a Canon printer effectively. Here we go:

Getting Ready to Scan Documents

  • First of all, you got to make sure that your printer can actually scan. If you have got an all-in-one model, then you obviously can. However, for all other types, check the machine’s product page.
  • Now, don’t you forget to connect it well with your computer either wirelessly or by USB cable.
  • Turn on your printer by pressing the ON button. Check the power source if this step somehow doesn’t work.
  • Now, lift the scanner’s lid to see its glass bottom. In case of an all-in-one paper feeder, you’ll be required to insert the paper into the tray. For other models, consult your printer’s manual to understand exactly how to do it.
  • Time to place the documents face down on the glass bottom. There you will see markings to help you place a document just right.
  • Finally, close the lid. And there you go.

How to Scan on a Windows Computer from a Canon Printer? 

Make a note of easy to perform steps to scan on Canon printer device connected with any Windows enabled system:

  • Press the Windows button on the keyboard, type ‘Windows fax and scan’ in the search field.
Search Windows Fax - How to Scan on Canon Printer
  • A pop-up window by the name of Windows fax and scan will appear, click the New Scan button.
  • On the next screen, it will show you the printer’s model number, click OK to proceed.
  • Click to select the document type, by clicking the Profile drop-down box.
  • Click on the Color format drop-down box to select the color of the scanned document. Select Color or Black and White from the option.
  • It will ask you to select the file format that you want to store for your scanned document. It could be JPEG, PDF, or PNG for instance.
  • Click the Preview button at the bottom to see how the scanned document will appear. Click on Scan to proceed then.
  • To locate your scanned file, go to the Start button and launch File Explorer. Click on the documents and then on the folder named ‘Scanned Documents’ to get all your scanned documents.

How to scan on Mac OS from a Canon printer?

It is not an uphill task to scan on the Canon printer via iOS. Do the following :

  • Launch the Apple menu and click on the apple icon that appears on the screen.
  • A drop-down box will appear, click to select the System Preference from the list of options.
  • On the right-hand side of the System Preference’s window, click on the Printers and Scanner option.
Printer and Scanner - How to Scan from Canon Printer to Mac
  • On the next screen, it will show you the printer’s model number, click OK to proceed.
  • A new window pops up that will ask for the user’s permission to scan. Click on the Scan button to proceed. 
  • Click on Open Scanner from the new window that appeared.
  • On the lower-right side of the window, click on Show Details.
  • It will ask you to select the file format that you want to store for your scanned document. It could be JPEG, PDF, or PNG for instance.
  • Click on the Color format drop-down box to select the color of the scanned document. Select Color or Black and White from the option.
  • Now select a storage location, that you wish your scanned files to be saved, to be easily accessed later.
  • Click on the Advanced option to select the resolution as per your requirement and then proceed with the preview button to see if it is accurate.
  • On the bottom-right, click on the Scan button to proceed. Once the scanning is done, you can find all the scanned documents auto-saved in your desired location.

To scan from Canon printer to MacBook air, always check your internet connection to see if it is stable, as well as if the printer is well-connected to the power source.

Also, here are some Canon Printers Models that already have a scanning enabled feature. You can scan using on following Canon models :

Canon PIXMA MG3200Canon i-SENSYS MF4730Canon PIXMA MG2420Canon PIXMA MP237Canon PIXMA MG3600
Canon PIXMA MP250Canon Pixma E470Canon PIXMA MP280Canon PIXMA MX922Canon PIXMA MG2522

Conclusion:

Let’s know if you still need assistance over the call or chat if you are facing any problems while scanning on the Canon printer. Also, if you need our technical assistance for any printer related issues such as Canon printer troubleshooting or Canon printer offline, feel free to reach us. Keep reading this space for all new tech innovations and resolutions. Let us know in the comment box what all other tech issues you face, and we will keep you enlightened. 

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