Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.19Mb
Operating System: Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 64-bit
Latest Version / Release Date: 184.108.40.206 / 01 Apr 2007
Technically, the software driver for the Canon i450 incorporates the functionality of controlling the amount of ink drops released during the printing process. This means that the computer user gains the functionality of controlling how long an ink cartridge can last. Basically, the printing process implemented by the Canon i450 makes use of small ink drops in order to create an accurate representation of the text or image sent by the software program. The device driver is also capable of dictating the speed by which the printing process can be completed. Essentially, a lower quality print takes up lesser time compared with a high quality one. The computer user has the functionality of indicating the type of printing media that will be used to host the printed text or image. This functionality is delivered by the software driver.
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
Generally, the printing device implements a different method if the host media is plain paper as compared with a glossy or coated paper. This is where the ability of the computer user to indicate the correct print media comes into play. When the device driver transmits to the Canon i450 the correct type of media that will be used, the printer correspondingly adjusts the amount of ink drops that are released from its nozzle. In the same manner, when the computer user requests a draft copy for the print job, the printer uses lesser ink drops which results in a lower quality output. The functionality is normally incorporated into the Print Menu of software programs that have the capability of communicating with the Canon i450. The communication process between the printer and the software program is done via the driver. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon i450 errors before installing any driver updates.