Manufacturer: canon inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 46.83 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.1 / 06/28/2007
This particular printing hardware component is designed to support the Printer Command Language developed by Hewlett-Packard for LaserJet printers. In this context the device driver for the Canon iR C4080/C4580 PCL6 allows for the implementation of the What You See Is What You Get standard which means that what is displayed on the computer screen is what will be produced on the print media. This means that the printer hardware is capable of some type of calibration process. In this method the color shades and other properties of the display monitor are equalized with that of the printing device to ensure identical image qualities. This also means that the output of the Canon iR C4080/C4580 PCL6 will not be the same when using a standard printer driver when compared to installing the manufacturer provided device driver. The print output may also not be predictable.
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
By supporting the PCL6 standards, the Canon iR C4080/C4580 PCL6 is capable of matching the printing requirements of graphical user interface based software applications in terms of image reproduction. The result is that the number of commands used for describing a page containing graphics images is substantially reduced. The device driver also successfully minimizes the amount of data transferred from the host computer system to the Canon iR C4080/C4580 PCL6 printing component. This is attributed to the enhancements of the printing language supported by the printer hardware. The standard commands of the printer language allows for backward compatibility ensuring that the printing device can effectively translate the instructions from older version of the printer command language. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages provided by the device driver is to allow for a faster return to the calling software application even when dealing with pages containing complex graphical contents. This also translates to a faster release of system memory occupied by the print request. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Canon iR C4080/C4580 PCL6 errors before installing any driver updates.