What to Do when My Canon Printer Doesn’t Print A PDF File?

May 17, 2018 by  Filed under: Computer 

We use printers so that we can print all sorts of soft copies, whether it is a word document, an image from internet, email or any PDF file.

But this is not the case every time. Many times our printer doesn’t support some particular type of document such as PDF. This is the similar case with Canon Printers. On various occasions, people are not able to print a PDF file using Canon Printer. Try following methods to troubleshoot this problem.


  1. Check printer connection
  • Make sure your printer is properly connected to the computer.
  • In case, your printer is connected to USB hub then unplug it from there and then plug it again into the USB port.
  • Turn off your printer and then it on again after 30 seconds. Then try to print the PDF again.


  1. Use Latest Printer Driver: Always use the latest and updated printer drivers. You need to update your printer driver so that it becomes compatible with other software updates such as your Operating system or Adobe Reader/Acrobat. To download latest printer driver please follow the given instructions:
  • Visit Canon Printer website and in the search field type “Driver” or “Printer Driver”.
  • Look for the correct driver for your printer model.
  • Then follow the instructions to download and install it.
  • Restart your computer.


If you want, you can also use DriverEasy to download the most compatible driver for you. It will detect your operating system and download the most appropriate driver for you.

If the issue is not associated with the printer then there are chances that the issue is related to your PDF document. Maybe the document is damaged or corrupt. You can try printing the PDF as an image, copy or download the PDF directly to the hard drive, recreate a PDF file or create a copy of PDF using save as command. One such solution for PDF related printing solution is to convert the file to PDF/X Standard.

You can use Adobe Acrobat software to create or convert PDF file to PDF/X standard. This is mainly designed for print ready pages in graphic arts and print prepress market. This sort of file makes sure that all kind of problem that occurs in file preparation such as missing fonts, colors, images and other trapping issues. You can even set PDF/X standard as a default one for creating PDF in Adobe. This is the easiest way to deal with PDF related printing problems.

There are other tools as well in Adobe products that can fight against printing issues. You can learn about them from a printer expert by making a call on Canon Printer Support Number UK.

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