Manufacturer: Canon Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
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Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.73d / 03/26/2004
One of the most basic roles of the device driver for the Canon i990 is provide the computer user access to the feature sets of the hardware. In this case, the device driver allows the computer user to tap into the technology provided by the 7-ink ChromaPlus Photo System. This is a proprietary technology developed by the manufacturer to improve the quality of the final output. This printing device is essentially based on the inkjet printing standards and the role of the device driver is to enhance the standard by using the proprietary technology to control the electronic signals sent to the printer heads. In inkjet printing the amount of impulses sent to the printer hardware dictates how much bubbles will be generated in the ink reservoir which will be coursed through the print nozzles. The ink droplets are then used to produce the printed image or textual content.
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 the basic functionalities of activating the primary printing feature and providing the host operating system platform with the necessary details about the hardware, the device driver also allows the implementation of a user interface that will help to control the behavior of the hardware at runtime. The control panel applet provided by the device driver of the Canon i990 allows the computer user to specify the size of the print media, the page margins, and even the resolution that will be used during printing. For this particular printing device the maximum resolution that can be achieved is 4800 by 2400 dots per inch. The device driver is likewise partially responsible for activating the PictBridge technology. This means that a digital camera compliant to the technology can implement printing processes directly to the Canon i990 without necessarily interfacing with the host computer system. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon i990 errors before installing any driver updates.