Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer Driver and User Guide

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Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer Driver and User Guide

  • Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer Driver Download For Windows and Mac OS X

Living in this society can be very exhausted. The reason is that the nowadays generation is born to work fast and forced to do something without any mistake. Thus, we need to work perfectly. In order to do that, we have to be supported by many great kinds of stuff. One of the stuff is a good printer. For the employee, the printer is a need. Then, you deserve to have one of the best printers to help your work. That is Canon MP970.

The printing speed is in the different level with the previous series. It is faster and better. It is around 30 ppm, or 2,0 seconds/page for black color. For the full color, it is around 22 ppm, or 2,7 seconds/page. Not only in printing speed, but the printing resolution is in the best class. It is around 600 x 600 dpi for black color, but for the full color is a little bit better. It is around 9600 x 2400 dpi. It makes PIXMA MP970 become the best Canon printer series nowadays.

With that famous printer in your hands, you can finish all of your work on time. Also, you can get more result and also better result than your previous work. It is all because of the power of Canon PIXMA MP970.

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Canon PIXMA MP970 Operating System Compatibility

Windows 10 / Windows 10 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me  / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11 )

Canon PIXMA MP970 Specification

Printer
Printing Technology Color Bubble Jet using FINE printhead technology
Maximum Resolution Black: 600 x 600 dpi
Color: 9600 x 2400 dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 1 picoliter
Ink Type ChromaLife100
Ink Palette CcMmYK+K
Ink Cartridge Configuration 7 individual ink cartridges
Print Speed Black text: 30 ppm
Color text: 22 ppm
4×6″ Color Photo: 35 seconds
Input Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Printer Duty Cycle Not Specified by Manufacturer
Print Archival Life Up to 100 Years

 

Scanner
Image Sensor Linear CCD
Optical Resolution 4800 x 9600 dpi
Interpolated Resolution 19200 x 19200 dpi
Color Depth 48-bit internal/24-bit external
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Light Source Cold Cathode lamp
Reflective Scan Area 8.5″ x 11.7″
Transparency Scan Area No

 

Fax
Modem Speed Not Applicable
Transmission Speed Not Applicable
Transmission/Reception Memory Not Applicable
Fax Resolution Not Applicable
Dialing Options Not Applicable
Receiver Options Not Applicable

 

Copier
Copy Speed Black: 30 cpm
Color: 22 cpm
Copy Resolution Black: 600 x 600 dpi
Color: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Reduction/Enlargement 25% – 400%
Copy Features AE (Auto Exposure), Auto Magnification, Borderless, 4 on 1, 2 on 1, Fading Correction, Duplex, Fit-to-Page, Film Copy, Image Repeat
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Width 8.5″
Maximum Printable Area 8.5″ x 22″
Paper Sizes Letter, Legal, Credit Card (2.13″ x 3.39″), 4″ x 6″, 4″ x 8″, 5″ x 7″, US #10 Envelopes, Photo Stickers
Borderless Photo Sizes 4″ x 6″, 4″ x 8″, 5″ x 7″, Letter (8.5″ x 11″)
Paper Types Plain paper, High Resolution Paper, Matte Photo Paper, Photo Paper Plus Glossy, Photo Paper Plus Glossy For Borderless Printing, Photo Paper Pro, Photo Paper Pro For Borderless Printing, Transparencies, Photo Stickers
Maximum Paper Thickness Not Specified by Manufacturer
Paper Capacity Rear Tray: 150 Sheets (plain paper)
Cassette: 150 Sheets (plain paper)
Special Media Support Automatic 2-Sided Printing

 

Connectivity
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
IrDA 1.2 (JPEG only)
Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash (Type I & II)
SmartMedia
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
MagicGate Memory Stick
Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick DUO, Memory Stick DUO Pro and miniSD Card can be used with optional card adapter
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Network Capable Networkable via Host PC (Windows only)
Bluetooth 1.2 (Optional)
PostScript Support No
System & Software Requirements Windows System

• Pentium 300MHz Processor

• Windows 2000, XP, Vista

• 128MB RAM

• 300MB hard-disk space

• Available USB Port

• CD-ROM Drive

• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

Macintosh System

• PowerPC, G3, G4, G5

• Mac OS X (10.2.8 to 10.4.x)

• 256MB available RAM

• 130MB hard-disk space

• Available USB Port

• CD-ROM Drive

 

Physical
Status Display Color LCD & Indicator LEDs
Image Preview Display 3.5″ TFT Color LCD
Front Panel Controls Power, Feed, Menu, Settings, Back, Search, Trimming, Photo Index, Copy, Scan, Photo/Film, Memory Card Select, OK, Scroll wheel, 4-Way Controller, Black Copy, Color Copy, Stop/Reset
Power Requirements 120V AC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 18.5″ x 15.6″ x 8.4″
Weight 26.3 lbs.

Canon PIXMA MP970 Driver & Software Installations

First Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MP970 Driver by Downloading the Application

There are many ways or method of installing the Canon PIXMA MP970. The first method is to install the driver of the printer without the use of CD Driver. The driver will be downloaded from the internet and there have been provided software that can be downloaded easily. In this case, there are several things that you for this first method:

  1. The most important thing that you must have is the driver of Canon PIXMA MP970. In this case, you can download the driver for free by clicking the provided link below.
  2. Then, you will also need a USB cable to connect the PC and printer. Actually, this cable has been provided and it can be found in the printer package.

After you provide those two important things, then you can follow the complete steps.

  1. The first step to do is to turn on your computer and also the Canon PIXMA MP970.
  2. You do not need to connect the Canon MP970 to the computer. You will do this when you have the application installed.
  3. After that, you can start to download the driver of PIXMA MP970 and then install the driver after the download completes.
  4. When the download and installation finishes, you can start to connect your Canon MP970 to the computer using the provided USB cable. When the printer is connected, the installed driver will be able to analyze the printer. When PIXMA MP970 has been detected, you only need to follow the next instructions.
  5. You will find several instructions and you only need to follow them.
  6. When you have completed the installation and configuration processes, the Canon PIXMA MP970 is ready to use.

Second Method: Installing the Canon PIXMA MP970 Driver Manually

The second way is to install the printer driver manually using the provided feature of “Add a printer” in the Windows. In this case, there are several things that you need to prepare:

  1. You must have the software or driver of Canon PIXMA MP970 and it can be downloaded for free.
  2. You also need the USB cable of Canon PIXMA MP970 and this has been included in the printer package.

When you have provided those two things, you can start the installation process:

  1. First, you need to make sure that your computer and the Canon PIXMA MP970 are turned on.
  2. After that, you connect PIXMA MP970 to the PC using the provided cable.
  3. You should extract the software or driver of Canon MP970 and then open the location of installed driver.
  4. Then, you can open the control panel of your printer to get the access of adding a new device of the printer.
  5. When you have found the menu of “add a printer”, you can just click it.
  6. After clicking it, you can give the location of extracted driver files.
  7. You only need to follow the instruction of the wizard to complete the installation.
  8. When the process finishes, your Canon PIXMA MP970 is ready and you can start to use it.

Third Method: Installing the Driver of Canon PIXMA MP970 with the Provided CD (Automatic Wizard)

The third method of installing the Canon PIXMA MP970 driver is by using the provided CD. In this case, there are several things that you need:

  1. You need to make sure that your PC have CD/DVD drive.
  2. You also need to CD of Canon PIXMA MP970 driver that can be found in the printer package.
  3. You also need USB cable to connect the printer to the PC and this has been provided in the package.

For installing the driver, you can follow the instruction of the installation process using the CD of Canon PIXMA MP970 driver.

  1. The first thing to do is to turn on the computer and the Canon PIXMA MP970.
  2. You do not need to plug in the USB cable of Canon MP970 because this will be needed later.
  3. Then, you need to insert the driver of PIXMA MP970 to the CD/DVD drive. When it is inserted, you can follow the setup wizard and complete the installation.
  4. After this, you can plug in the USB cable of Canon MP970 and connect the printer to the computer when the setup wizard asks you to plug in and connect the USB cable.
  5. You need to wait for awhile until the cable of PIXMA MP970 is detected by the application. When it is connected, you can continue the setup and instructions.
  6. When the processes have finished, your Canon MP970 will be ready to use.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer Driver on MacOS

How to install driver of Canon PIXMA MP970 in Mac:

  • First, you need the file of the driver. When you have already completed the downloading process, it will be saved in the certain folder. You can see it at the computer settings.
  • Second, you need to double click the downloaded driver file and mount it on the Disk Image.
  • The third step is that you need to double click again the mounted Disk Image.
  • At last, double clicking the packaged driver file. Do not worry, the installation is about to be started automatically.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer Driver on Linux

Requirements:

  1. A Linux-run device
  2. A Common Unix Printer Service (CUPS) installed on the device.

Guidelines:

  1. Run the computer and run the CUPS.
  2. Visit the web-based interface.
  3. Open a browser and navigate to localhost: 631.
  4. Connect the printer.
  5. On the browser, go to Administration tab and select Printers.
  6. Select Add Printer.
  7. Enter username and password.
  8. Your printer (Canon PIXMA MP970) should be on the list displayed. Select it and press Continue.
  9. CUPS detect and add the printer.
  10. A configuration window will pop up, fill values as needed.
  11. The printer is ready to use.

How to Uninstall Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer Driver

For Windows:

  1. Look for the Windows button on your device’s keyboard.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Look for Uninstall a Program tab, select it.
  4. Look for the name of the printer driver you wish to uninstall.
  5. Click on the Uninstall button.
  6. Wait until the process is done.

For Mac:

  1. Open Apple Menu.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Select Printers and Scanners.
  4. Choose a printer driver that you wish to uninstall. (Select Canon PIXMA MP970 if your printer is of that type.)
  5. Click Remove.

For Linux:

  1. Go to Application.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Printers. Printer window will pop up.
  4. Locate Unlock button on the upper right section, select it.
  5. Enter password.
  6. Locate the Canon PIXMA MP970 printer driver your wish to uninstall. Find a minus sign under it.
  7. Click the minus sign.

PIXMA MP970 Wireless Connection Setup

(Note: If the printer is compatible with wireless)

Connecting with WPS

Requirement:

  1. Physical WPS push button must be present.
  2. The network must use WPA or WPA2 security.

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press and hold WPS button for 5 seconds, release.
  2. Press OK button after 2 minutes.
  3. After the connection is made, press OK to complete setup.

Install software for PIXMA MP970.

If the connection still fails, please contact manufacturer.

Standard Connection Method

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select WLAN Setup icon.
  2. Press the left function button.

Wi-Fi lamp will light up after enabling wireless connection. Printer searches for access that supports WPS.

Step 3

  1. Press the Stop/Reset button
  2. Select Standard setup then press OK button to start process of standard setup.

Printer is searching for available wireless network.

  1. Use navigation arrows to select access point (the name of your network). Press OK.

Press left function button to search again if you cannot see your network on the list.

  1. Press OK to input/edit network password (case sensitive).

Use the virtual keyboard to enter a password. Follow the procedure as instructed:

  1. Password is case sensitive. Press the center function button to navigate between numeric, upper case, and lower case.
  2. Use navigation arrows to pick a character on the keyboard, press OK to confirm selection, and move another character.
  3. Repeat step (a) and (b) for more characters to input.
  4. After inputting password, press left function button to complete.
  5. Confirm your password. Press OK to edit, if needed.
  6. Press left function button to complete setup. Press OK.

Follow by installing software for PIXMA MP970.

If the connection still fails, please contact the manufacturer.

PIXMA MP970-factory default settings

Step 1

  1. Press printer’s Home button.

Step 2

  1. Use navigation arrows to select Setup icon.
  2. Press the right function button.

Step 3

  1. Use left navigation arrow to select Device Settings.
  2. Press OK.

Step 4

  1. Use up navigation arrow to access LAN settings.
  2. Press OK.
  3. Use down navigation arrow to select Yes for reset setting.
  4. Press OK.
  5. WLAN Settings now reset. A message [Processing….Please wait momentarily] is shown.
  6. Press OK to complete resetting WLAN.

canonupdates.net give you the official driver and software that you can directly download from this link below. Of course, the steps by step are also easy to follow.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
PIXMA MP970 Mini Master Setup (Windows 8.1 x64/8 x64/7 x64/Vista64)1.0337 MBDownload
PIXMA MP970 Mini Master Setup (Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000)1.0337 MBDownload
PIXMA MP970 MP Driver (Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2000)1.0225 MBDownload
PIXMA MP970 MP Driver (Windows 8.1 x64/8 x64/7 x64/Vista64)1.0225 MBDownload
Canon Inkjet Printer Driver Add-On Module (Windows 7 (32-bit)-(Windows 7 (64-bit)230 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.05.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.7.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.7.058 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)3.5.0294 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows XP)3.3.1293 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows XP x64)1.7.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows XP x64)4.7.058 MBDownload
IJ Network Driver / Network Tool (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/XP x64/2000/Me/)2.5.71.9 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000)1.0845 MBDownload
Solution Menu (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/2000)1.4.31.7 MBDownload
Windows Adobe RGB 1998 Installer Program (Windows 8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP/XP x64/2000/Me)1.4.1329 KBDownload
My Printer (Windows 2000)2.9.52.7 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (Windows XP x64)1.0742 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 2000)3.2.043 MBDownload
MP970 series CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)10.67.2.012 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8)3.1.08.5 MBDownload
MP Drivers for Network (Snow Leopard) Mac OS X 10.61.0031 MBDownload
Printer Driver for (OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5)6.9.36.8 MBDownload
PIXMA MP970 Scanner Driver (OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)13.9.2a12 MBDownload
Canon ScanGear for (OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5)13.9.115 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7)4.7.0102 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8)3.5.0300 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows XP (32-bit) 3.3.1293 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.7)3.2.0299 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7)4.7.05.6 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.6)3.1.0298 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool for Intel Mac (OS X 10.5/10.6)4.4.15.3 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Mac OS X 10.5/10.6)1.1.09.8 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6)4.1.6102 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX (OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8)1.0.718 MBDownload
MP Navigator EX 1.0 Opener (OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8)1.0.0225 KBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.5)1.0.0289 MBDownload
Mac OS X Canon IJ Network Setup Tool (OS X 10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6)2.7.03.2 MBDownload
PIXMA MP970 User Manual (Windows)1.1013 MBDownload
PIXMA MP970 User Manual (Mac)1.10a51 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.211 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.211 MBDownload
Guide for Canon IJ Network Tool (Windows)1.00803 KBDownload

Manuals are available in PDF format and HTML format

PDF format

Memo: File names having the extension.pdf are PDF files.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read PDF files.

Follow the instructions below to download manuals in PDF format.

  • Click the file name you want to download. The download will start automatically.
  • Files will be saved on the computer desktop.
  • Double-click the downloaded file to open it.

HTML format

Follow the instructions below to download the compressed files on Windows.

  • Click the file link, select Save, and specify the directory to save the file. The download will start automatically.
  • Downloaded files will be saved in the specified folder in a self-extracting form (.exe format).
  • Double-click the files to decompress them and save them in the same folder.
  • To open and HTML format manual double-click the file.html in the folder.

Follow the instruction below to download the compressed files on Macintosh.

  • Click the file name you want to download. The download will start automatically.
  • Files will be saved on the computer desktop.
  • Double-click the downloaded files. Files will be decompressed automatically, and the Photo Application Guide folder will be created on your computer’s desktop.
  • To open an HTML-format manual, double-click the file.html in the folder.

Canon PIXMA MP970 Printer Driver and User Guide For Windows and Mac OS X

In this case, there is access to Download the driver of Canon PIXMA MP970 for free. You do not need to find other websites because the site of Canon Printer Drivers already provides the access to download the application. You only need to click the web link provided below to download the driver. Then, you can follow the manual instruction. There is also an alternative to downloading the user manual to complete the process of installation.