How To Set Up The Canon LX-D5500

You’ve just purchased a Canon LX-D5500 inkjet printer! When you first unbox your Canon XL-D5500, you will notice it includes:

  • Power cord
  • 20 test labels
  • Cleaning sticks
  • Ink tanks
  • Print head

Now it’s time to set it up and start printing your labels. The following instructions will help you set up your Canon LX-D5500:

  1. Connect the Power Cord to your printer
  2. Turn the printer on
  3. Open the printer

Print Head Installation

It is important to note that unlike other printers we have reviewed, the Canon LX-D5500 does not come with the print head already installed. Users will have to manually install the print head during their set-up before they can begin printing.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to install the print head into your LX-D5500 inkjet color printer.

  1. Open your printer
  2. Remove 2 screws to remove the maintenance cover from the upper unit
  3. Close the upper unit

You will want to remove any shipping tape within the printer before removing the print module cover. Be sure to save this cover as you will replace it later on.

  1. Open the lower print head release lever and remove the blade cleaner
  2. Remove your print head from its package
  3. Remove the cover and the protective materials
  4. Remove the print head from its case

Be sure to not to touch the circuit boards and print head face while removing the protective covers.

  1. Place the print head on the rail guide and insert it into the printer until it stops
  2. Mount the blade cleaner and close both the lower print head release lever and the upper print head release lever
  3. Make sure the numbers 1, 2, and 3 are visible
  4. Reattach the print module cover to the print module

To open the upper unit, you will need to press down on the upper unit open lever.

  1. Put the maintenance cover on the upper unit before closing the upper unit and the roll cover
  2. Reinsert the screws into the print module cover

Loading Ink Cartridges

The Canon LX-D5500 comes with 4 separate color ink cartridges that must be installed before printing can begin.

Below is the step-by-step guide to loading ink cartridges into your Canon LX-D5500.

  1. Open the ink tank door
  2. Open the ink tank lever for each color by pushing it downward
  3. Remove the ink tanks from their packaging
  4. Insert each corresponding ink cartridge into the ink tank as far as it will go
  5. Close the ink tank levers and then close the ink tank door

Installing Test Labels

20 test labels are included for the set-up process. Below is the step-by-step guide to loading test labels into your printer.

  1. Open the printer
  2. Remove the roll holder
  3. Open the paper guide and the transport guide
  4. Insert the test labels along the left side guide under the TOF sensor until it stops at the roller in the feeder slot
  5. Slide and align the transport guide with the paper.
  6. Slowly close the transport guide and the paper guide before closing the printer.

Ready to Print

You are now ready to print with your Canon LX-D5500!

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