Manufacturer: Canon Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2,832 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 11/29/2005
Essentially the device driver for the Canon i255 printing hardware serves as an information and layout file that is used to support its installation process. Activated during the installation of the hardware, it provides the host computer system with the necessary details which will be included into the registry database and made available to the installed software applications. The device driver is also partially responsible for verifying if the host machine complies to the system requirements defined by the product manufacturer. This process is important to ensure that potential printing problems may be avoided at runtime. Like any hardware component attached to a computer system, it requires the operating system platform to allocate the necessary resources needed for its operation. The device driver communicates with the underlying operating system environment to request for the appropriate control over the communication port and assigning of the Interrupts.
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
Printer drivers like those used by the Canon i255 hardware component are partially responsible for activating the printing options in the menu of installed software applications. The host operating system also generates the necessary control panel applet which will provide the corresponding user interface which can control the behavior of the hardware at runtime. Printing hardware components rely mostly on the instructions that are sent by the requesting software application. Any breakdown in the communication layer may result in the printing of garbage characters on the print media. To minimize this possibility, the device driver for the Canon i255 makes sure that the instructions originating from the host computer system comply with the format and standards recognized by the device. This will ensure that all printing jobs are correctly completed. In terms of quality, the device driver also has a hand on how the final quality of the output is determined. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon i255 errors before installing any driver updates.