Canon print drivers

Canon printers are quite popular worldwide. Their user-friendly printers have made them very popular. This is why many users, who are new to printing, ask the question “Canon printer code 5800 – What does this mean?”

  • The Canon print drivers provide instructions for the print settings on a Canon printer. The user has to follow these instructions in order to produce a good quality print out. You might think that this is not much of a challenge for a regular printer user, but think again. The printer has so many different settings that any user, who is not familiar with them would have a hard time going through them all and setting them up.
  • So, in short, the printer needs to know what it is supposed to do when the user presses the Print button. The printer then does all the printing in a particular way. It checks the current settings and then tries to determine what the user wants to print. If it cannot, it will just print black text. The user will have to press more keys to set the desired settings.
  • That is why there are so many printer errors that can be found online. Even if you get it to work, the wrong settings will make the whole image look messed up. On top of that, sometimes the wrong print settings can only be done if you have a specific driver installed. And this driver is the one that is causing the error to show up.
  • Fortunately, setting up these problems is not as difficult as you might imagine. The first step would be to go to the printer’s main menu, then click on the print settings. This should bring a new page. You should see a section where you can change the various print settings that your printer has.
  • If the problem still persists, you might need to check if the reset button for your printer is still functional. To do this, first disconnect the printer from its power source. Then pull out the reset button. You should see a symbol of two tabs: one for the normal setting, and one for the special code that has to be entered in order to turn the printer back on.
  • Click the special tab, and then put in the correct Canon printer code. After doing this, you should see a green light flash on your printer. This means that the reset has successfully been completed, and that the printer is now ready to print again.
  • If everything was working up to this point, then you might have to run a full system scan. To do this, go to your printer’s main menu, then under printer settings, choose scan. If this does not work, then your printer probably needs to be repaired. However, before you do this, make sure you know what the problem is, so that you can repair it correctly. You can reset the printer by hand, but it is better to let a professional handle the situation.
  • Sometimes printers start to malfunction and stop printing, because of a bad cartridge. It can be quite frustrating to have to use an expensive printer again, when all you wanted is to print something. In most cases, replacing the cartridge will resolve the problem, but you will lose any data you may have saved in the cartridge. If you reset the printer using the instructions above, you can retrieve any and all information from the cartridge.
  • If this doesn’t work, you may want to try a different printer model. Sometimes a single part on a printer will break down and cause it to stop working. For this, you need to be able to understand the manufacturer’s technical support documents. This is not an easy task to do, so it’s best to read the manuals that came with the printer. If you are unable to find the solution in the manuals, you should consider purchasing a new printer, or at least learning how to reset the printer yourself. It’s a mistake to leave a powerful, expensive machine like this running without being able to use it properly.
  • If you have tried both steps above and still aren’t able to reset your Canon printer, then you should consider purchasing an all in one printer that has several “coupled” functions. These all in one printers usually have an automatic reset feature, along with a memory reset, a power save feature, and some even include video output controls. Most all of these functions automatically reset your printer when the power is turned off. Some all in one models also have an option for “automatic” or “manual” printing. Using these all in one printers, you can print multiple documents or pages at one time, saving you money on paper costs.

If none of the above steps help you with your reset problem, or if you still aren’t able to get your old printer working again, then the only other option is to buy a replacement. Don’t be afraid to spend the extra money to get a quality printer. They are often much less expensive than purchasing a new model. Just make sure you know your Canon printer code and how to reset it.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.