Some Canon printers offer scanning functionality, and in today’s article, we will be going through the best and most efficient ways to go along with the process. As you can imagine, there are a couple of ways to do this, with the most obvious one being by making use of the standard Canon printing software.
How to Use the Scanning Feature On Your Canon Printer?
The easiest way to start scanning with your Canon printer is to look for the Canon MF Toolbox software suite that you should have installed along with the drivers for your particular model. If you are unable to find this software, please consider looking at the official Canon Printer User Manual and make sure the latest drivers are installed, alongside the software suite. Of course, if you are not sure whether or not your printer has scanning capabilities, this is a good time to confirm that as well. Once you get that out of your way, place the documents you need to be scanned into the printer by lifting the scanner lid. The document itself needs to be set face down so that the scanning sensor can grab the snapshot of the page. Make sure that your printer is plugged in and check for any slack in both the USB data cable and the power cable.
Open up the Canon MF Toolbox and click on one of the scanning options. In the next window, you will be prompted to modify the settings of the scan job, such as rotation angle, the file format of the scanned file, filename, and more. Change these settings to match your requirements. Once done, simply click on the Scan button on the bottom and the printer will start to scan your document. If, for any reason, you can’t access Canon MF Toolbox, try using Window’s default Windows Fax and Scan application, which provides generic support to a large number of the scanner makes and models.
Keep in mind that this is an incomplete version of our tutorial on scanning with a Canon printer. If you need more help than what has been described here, check back here, as we are working on a fully-featured article that will cover everything related to this process.