Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.1 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.97 / 08/25/2000
The Canon BJ-100 is a type of bubblejet printer which is actually synonymous to the inkjet technology. Bubblejet is the term adopted by its manufacturer to reference the bubble which is formed in the chamber prior to the dropping of the ink onto the printing surface. The role of the device driver is to assist in the transmission of the instructions from the software application requesting the print job to the device. Essentially inkjet printers operate by electrically heating chambers on the print cartridge. The electrical pulse is sent to the heating elements which causes the ink in the chamber to react. The ink is then sent to a narrow passage that is connected to where the ink is stored. In this context the electrical impulses control the amount of ink as well as the size of the droplets that will be produced during the printing process.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Aside from providing the necessary information for the printing hardware, the device driver also makes it possible for the operating system to communicate with the hardware. In the same manner that the Canon BJ-100 can talk to the operating system to provide feedbacks on the status of the printing job as well as that of the hardware. Essentially alerts associated with the lack of paper, low ink levels, and paper jams among others are generated by the functionality provided by the device driver. Monitoring of the print queue is also attributed with the presence of the correct device driver. In terms of font substitution, the device driver also allows the Canon BJ-100 to communicate with the applications including the font types used by the computer system to identify which of these types are supported by the functionality of the printing device. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon BJ-100 errors before installing any driver updates.