Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.19 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.90d / 09 Jan 2006
The Canon iP1600 device driver allows the software application to harness the maximum resolution of the device which is set by the manufacturer at 600 by 600 dots per inch for black and 4800 by 1200 dots per inch for colored. The printing hardware connects to the host computer system using the Universal Serial Bus interface port. This allows the device to take advantage of the comparatively faster data transfer rates achieved by the communication port. The device driver also checks into the compatibility of the host machine by verifying that it meets the necessary requirements in terms of available hard drive space, installed memory modules, and operating system environment among others. The device driver provides the underlying operating system platform with the details on the specifications of the printing hardware like the type as well as size of paper it can handle.
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
Device drivers are essentially layout files used during the setup process to provide the operating system platform with the make, model, and manufacturer of the attached hardware. The device driver for the Canon iP1600 is no different. However, aside from providing these necessary details, it is also designed to make sure that the printer hardware not only becomes operational but also functional. In this context it is partially responsible not only for registering the device and its functionalities into the registry database but also making these feature sets available to the calling programs. The device driver is used by the active software application to communicate with the printing hardware to implement the print process. The printer driver is likewise responsible for communicating with the host operating system platform to make sure that all print job requests are properly handled and queued accordingly. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon iP1600 errors before installing any driver updates.