Manufacturer: Canon Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3921.5 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.5 / 09/17/2003
The device driver for the Canon BJC-4650 is essentially involved in the process of transmitting instructions from the software application to the printing hardware. The device driver instructions the hardware on how much ink will be generated from the nozzles to complete the hard copy output. Essentially inkjet printers like the Canon BJC-4650 make use of electrical impulses to create bubbles in the print cartridge chambers. The amount of impulses will determine how much bubbles would be generated. The impulses are dictated by the instructions carried by the device driver. Bubblejet is basically a trademark used by Canon to represent its printing hardware components that utilize inkjet technology. Another valuable use of the hardware driver is to make sure that the host operating system receives the correct feedbacks. Normally prior to the sending of the printing jobs the operating system will attempt to query the hardware to determine its readiness.
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
Once the Canon BJC-4650 has been attached to the host machine it is automatically detected but will not become functional until the necessary device drivers are installed. Like most hardware drivers it will also provide the underlying operating system platform with the necessary details relative to the attached printing component. These data are placed into the registry database to make them available to requesting software applications. The device driver for the Canon BJC-4650 will also ensure that the appropriate communication layer exists allowing the operating system and installed software applications to effectively talk with the device. The printing process implemented by this hardware component includes not the sending of instructions from the host machine but also the transmission of signals for the printing device. This allows both components to prepare for the execution of the printing process. In some instances the device driver may involve itself in the monitoring of the print queue. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon BJC-4650 Printer errors before installing any driver updates.