Manufacturer: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.49 MB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 9
Latest Version / Release Date: 2 / 12 Jan 2006
The Canon iP5200R is designed as a photo printer device which means that it is intended to deliver high quality print outs using conventional or special paper media. Usually when it comes to printing the key to high quality outputs rely on the efficient mixing of the colors to create vibrant images. The mixing of the colors on the other hand rely on the instructions sent by the software application requiring the print job. In this context one of the roles of the device driver is to first establish the set of commands which can be interpreted by the printing hardware. Next, it must maintain an effective communication layer that will allow the set of instructions from the software application to be sent correctly to the interface port of the host machine where the printing hardware is connected and forwarded to device for implementation.
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
Another important role of the device driver is to provide the underlying operating system platform as well as the installed software applications with the correct print hardware configurations. For instance, the device driver dictates the type of paper as well as the size that can be handled by the printing device. It will also allow the computer user via a software interface to specify page margins. The device driver will make sure that the set margins do not go beyond what is permitted by the Canon iP5200R hardware otherwise this may result in missing portions in the final output. The device driver for the print hardware also makes it possible for the computer user to invoke print preview commands from within the context of the active software application. This feature will give the computer user an insight on how the final printed output would look like on the printing media. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon iP5200R errors before installing any driver updates.