Open the carton in which the Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 printer is packed.
Take the printer and its accessories from the carton.
Unfasten the orange stickers from the outer surface of the printer.
Remove the protective material from the rear of the printer.
Open the front lid, and output tray door, and then remove the safety materials from it.
Close the output tray door and then the front lid of the input tray.
Identify the end of the power cord to be connected to the printer and plug it into the printer. Connect the other end to the power outlet.
Turn on the power switch to supply power to the printer and press the ON button on the printer.
Check if the ON lamp glows green.
Set up the necessary printer settings as per your preferences.
How To Connect Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 Printer To An Android Device?
Plug the Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 printer into a power outlet.
Make sure your printer is in the active condition and the green LED light near the Power button is blinking.
Ensure that your Android device is active as well.
Establish a wireless network connection on a router after connecting it to a modem.
Connect your mobile to the router’s network.
Launch the Google Play Store app and type Canon Print in the search bar.
Tap the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app icon from the search result.
Select the Install option to start installing the Canon PRINT inkjet/SELPHY on your Android phone.
Press the Wi-Fi button and check if the blue Wi-Fi light starts flashing.
If the blue Wi-Fi light glows steadily or is turned off, then press the Wi-Fi button until the LED light blinks twice.
Once you have confirmed that the LED light is blinking, tap the Canon PRINT inkjet/SELPHY app icon on your Android phone.
Tap Agree to accept the license agreement and follow the instructions displays on the screen.
Touch the Add printer icon and register your printer.
Tap the Setup tab and set up the connection via Wireless router.
Enter the unique SSID of your router, the encryption password, and then tap OK.
Wait until the connection is established. When your phone shows a message stating, Sent the Settings, tap OK.
Now all the printers connected with the same router’s network will appear on the phone screen.
Tap your Printer’s name. Tap the OK option to complete the printer setup on your Android phone.
How To Set Up Wireless Connection On Canon PIXMA MG3500/3520 Printer?
Set up the power connection to a modem and router, and then bring both the devices to an active state.
Connect the network router to the modem with an Ethernet cable.
Check and confirm whether your computer is connected to the wireless router’s network.
Ensure that your router’s network has high-speed internet access.
Turn on your Canon PIXMA MG3520 printer after connecting it to a steady alternating current.
Once the Canon machine is turned on, the green light near the power button will glow.
Press the Wi-Fi button on the printer panel.
Now the blue LED light near the Wi-Fi button starts blinking.
Browse our site or the manufacturer site on your computer.
Download the updated MP driver software that supports your printer model and operating system of your computer.
Begin the installation process and proceed with the instructions that appear on the screen.
When the setup screen prompts you to select the connection type, choose the Wireless option and complete the wireless setup process.
How To Load Paper Into The Input Tray On Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 Printer?
Make sure that the Paper Output Tray is not open.
Pull the paper support from the output tray.
The paper guide on the left of the tray slides simultaneously when you move the guide on the right side.
Slide both the guides and make them stay on their farthest positions.
On a flat surface, align the edges of the paper stack that you are going to load.
Load the required amount of paper into the input tray.
Once you have the placed the paper in the mid of the input tray, slide the paper guides to make them lie on the edges of the paper stack.
Make sure you have placed the paper stack on the input tray with the print side facing down.
Slide out the paper output tray and elongate the paper support so that the printouts rest on it.
Check the quick setup guide that you received along with your printer to view the pictorial representations of the paper loading process.
How To Install The Ink Cartridges On Canon PIXMA MG3500/3520 Printer?
Open the input tray lid to access the paper output tray.
Open the paper output cover and the paper output tray.
Check if the head cover has opened on its own.
Lower the ink cartridge lock lever slowly.
Take the new FINE cartridges from the carton.
Remove the protective covers from the FINE cartridges.
Insert the ink cartridge straight into the slot until it stops at a place and fixes in the slot.
Raise the ink cartridge lock lever and ensure it is locked firmly into the slot.
Install the other FINE cartridges in the same way as the first one.
Close the output tray and cover.
How To Replace A FINE Cartridge On Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 Printer?
When the ink cartridge causes problems, or the ink and alarm LED light flashes orange, you have to take appropriate action to resolve the issue. Even the empty or low ink cartridges may cause this type of error. You have to replace the problematic ink cartridge with a new one to resolve the issue in your Canon machine. Refer to the points below to replace the FINE cartridge:
Power up the Canon machine after plugging it into a stable power source.
Open the front cover and then the output tray.
When you open the paper output cover, the FINE cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.
Now the head cover opens on its own.
Do not stop the FINE cartridge holder movement suddenly or forcibly which may cause malfunctioning of the printer.
Push the ink cartridge lever down until you hear a click sound.
When the ink cartridge is released, remove the FINE cartridge to be replaced from its slot.
Unpack the new FINE ink cartridge and clear the protective tapes slowly.
Do not shake the FINE cartridge; handle it carefully.
Do not get ink stains on your hand or the surrounding area while removing the protective tapes from the cartridge.
Be sure not to touch the electrical contacts or the printhead nozzle on the FINE cartridge. The Canon machine may not print correctly if you touch the printhead nozzle or electrical contacts.
Place the new FINE cartridge into the cartridge holder until it stops at the back.
Be cautious about inserting the color FINE cartridge into the left slot and the black FINE cartridge into the right slot.
Push the top of the newly installed FINE cartridge down until it clicks into a place.
Make sure the ink cartridge is firmly placed and then lock the paper output cover.
How To Print On Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 Printer?
Connect your Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 printer to an electrical socket.
Press the ON button that is situated on the printer operation panel to make your printer active.
Place sufficient paper into the input tray to complete your print job.
Install the FINE cartridges properly into your printer.
Link your computer and printer to the same network.
Install the updated MP drivers on your computer.
Open a document or photo that you need to print using an appropriate document viewer application.
Click Print from the File menu.
Now the Printing Preferences window will open on the screen.
Set up the necessary print settings and save all your changes. Click Print.
How To Perform Duplex Printing On Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 Printer?
Click Print from the File menu.
Wait until the Printer Driver Setup Window opens on the computer screen.
Click on the Page Setup tab.
Locate the Duplex Printing option under the Page Setup menu.
Click on the checkbox near the Duplex Printing option. Select the Automatic option checkbox as well.
Choose a layout from the Page Layout list.
When printing on both sides of the paper, the document print area might be slightly narrower than standard size and the document may not fit on a page.
Click the Print Area Setup option. Select the Use normal-size printing or Use reduced printing option, and click OK.
Select the specific side to be stapled and set the margin width.
Click OK to complete the setup process. Click Print to start printing on both sides of the paper automatically.
How To Register The Image Data To Use It As A Background While Printing With Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520?
Read the simple steps given below to choose a bitmap (.bmp) file and register it as a new background. Also, learn how to change and register some of the existing background settings. After reading this article, you will be able to delete the unnecessary background.
Navigate to the printer driver setup window.
Choose Page Setup.
Find the Stamp/Background tab and click it. The Stamp/Background dialog box opens on the computer screen.
Click on the Background tab on the Background Settings window.
Select the Select File option and then choose the target bitmap file to open it.
When the preview window opens, click the Layout method.
Click Custom and set the X and Y position coordinates. You can also drag the image to change the background position on the preview window.
Choose the intensity of the background image from the Intensity slider. When the slider is taken along the right, it darkens the background. The background lightens when the slider is moved to the left.
To print with original bitmap intensity, move the slider to the rightmost position.
Click Save Settings, go to the Title box, and then click Save.
Now a confirmation message appears on the computer screen. Click OK when you see the message.
Click OK to return to the Stamp/Background dialog box. Now the registered title appears on the background list.
What Is IJ Scan Utility?
The scanning process is made easy with the IJ Scan Utility tool. You can save time while scanning any document with IJ Scan Utility. If you are using Windows 8 OS, search for IJ Scan Utility using the search option. On Windows 7/Windows XP/Window Vista, select the Start menu. Search for IJ Scan Utility from All Programs.
How To Scan With IJ Scan Utility On Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 Printer?
Set up a network connection on a router.
Make sure your printer and computer are in the active state.
Make sure your computer and printer are linked to the same network.
Install the most recent version of the MP drivers on your computer.
Lift the Scanner top slowly until it stops at a place.
Situate the document you need to scan on the Scanner glass with the side to be scanned facing down.
Lower the scanner top until it lies on the top of the scanner glass.
Move to your computer and start the IJ Scan Utility tool.
Click Auto to start the scanning process.
If you need to scan Photo, click the Photo tab and wait until the scan completes.
To scan a document, click the Document tab on the IJ Scan Utility.
Click the Custom tab to customize and scan with your favorite settings.
How To Save The Scan Results On Your Computer?
Launch the IJ Scan Utility tool.
Click the Settings tab. Now the Settings dialog box displays on the screen.
Click the Photo Scan tab or the other tab that you need to customize on the left side of the Settings panel.
Click on the Check Scan results checkbox and then select the OK option.
Select the destination folder where you need to save the scan results.
Now, tap the tools tab based on the type of scan item on the IJ Scan Utility tool.
When the printer successfully scans the photo, the Save Settings dialog box appears on the screen.
Edit the necessary appearance settings and then click OK to save the scanned file on your computer
How To Copy On Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 Printer?
Awake your Canon PIXMA MG3520 printer from sleep mode, if it is not active already.
Make sure your Canon machine is connected to the wireless network.
Place enough paper in the main paper tray on your printer to finish your print job.
Raise the scanner cover until it stops at a place.
Place the original that you need to copy on the Scanner platen.
Locate the original document with the copying side facing down.
Lower down the scanner lid until it rests on the glass platen.
Tap the Paper button to lit the Paper lamp.
To copy the document in color, press the Color button.
For a black & white copy, press the Black button.
The Canon machine will copy the original on your document.
When the Canon machine fails to start the printing process, follow the simple steps given below to resolve the issue:
Check and confirm whether the power cord is securely plugged into the electrical outlet.
Once you have confirmed the secure connection, press the ON button on the printer operation panel to turn on the printer.
When you are providing large inputs like photos or graphics to print on the Canon machine, it might take a bit longer to start the printing process.
Do not urge the machine for instant output. Wait for a while before starting to print on your Canon machine.
Ensure that your Canon machine is properly connected to your computer.
Make sure the front tray is not open.
If there are multiple jobs queued up, remove all the unnecessary print job inputs.
Make sure you have chosen the appropriate printer name to print. If you have selected a different printer name, the printing process always fails.
Set your Canon PIXMA MG3500/MG3520 printer as your default computer while you are printing with it.
Configure the printer port correctly and set up the appropriate settings.
If the print data is extremely large, enable the Prevention of Print Data loss which allows you to print the file with less print quality.
Save all your setting changes, and restart your computer so that the modified settings take effect.
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