How to Install Drivers for Canon Printers PIXMA IP Series on Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 16/15/14/13, Pear OS 8/7 And Elementary OS 0.2

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canon is the largest printer manufacturer, but it does not have drivers for every printer model, running on Linux.

In this article I will show you how to install the Ubuntu drivers for Canon IP Series Printers, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

This article has installation instructions for the following Canon printers:

  • Canon iP100 Ubuntu Driver –  cnijfilter-ip100series
  • Canon iP1800 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip1800series
  • Canon iP1000 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixmaip1000series
  • Canon iP1500 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixmaip1500series
  • Canon iP1900 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip1900series
  • Canon iP 2200 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip2200series
  • Canon iP2500 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip2500series
  • Canon iP2600 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip2600series
  • Canon iP2700 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip2700series
  • Canon iP3300 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip3300series
  • Canon iP3500 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip3500series
  • Canon iP3600 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip3600series
  • Canon iP4200 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip4200series
  • Canon iP4500 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip4500series
  • Canon iP4700 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip4700series
  • Canon iP4800 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip4800series
  • Canon iP5200 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip5200series
  • Canon iP6600 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip6600series
  • Canon iP7500 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-ip7500series

Add the repository and update the system:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk
$ sudo apt-get update

For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 17 Qiana ONLY, you need the libtiff4 library which is not available via the default repositories, but we can download it from the Debian Sid sources.

Download and install the libtiff4 library, for either 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

How to install the libtiff4 library on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 systems:

$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i libtiff4_3.9.7-2ubuntu1_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install the libtiff4 library on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 systems:

$ wget
$ sudo dpkg -i libtiff4_3.9.7-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

And install the drivers for your printer:

Canon iP100 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip100series

Canon iP1800, iP1880, iP1890 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip1800series

Canon iP1000 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixmaip1000series

Canon iP1500 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixmaip1500series

Canon iP1900 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip1900series

Canon iP2200 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip2200series

Canon iP2500 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip2500series

Canon iP2600 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip2600series

Canon iP2700 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip2700series

Canon iP3300 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip3300series

Canon iP3500 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip3500series

Canon iP3600 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip3600series

Canon iP4200 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip4200series

Canon iP4500 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip4500series

Canon iP4700 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip4700series

Canon iP4800 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip4800series

Canon iP5200 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip5200series

Canon iP6600D Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip6600dseries

Canon iP7500 Ubuntu Drivers:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip7500series

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34 comments on “How to Install Drivers for Canon Printers PIXMA IP Series on Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 16/15/14/13, Pear OS 8/7 And Elementary OS 0.2
  1. SB says:

    The “d” is missing for the iP6600, it should be:
    sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip6600dseries

    Leaving that one little letter off, made a BIG difference.
    The PPA ( lists it as:
    cnijfilter-ip6600dseries IJ Printer Driver for Linux.

  2. Fu says:

    Thank you very much for the Canon IP1800 driver. This was a PITA for so long, I didnt believe my eyes wwhen this piece of Canon crap actually started printing! 😀

    Thanks again. It’s people like you that make my day brighter!

  3. Michael says:

    Thank you for making this driver available.

  4. marcus says:

    thanks so much… you saved my world when i using 13.04…now I have a problem though with having updated to 13.10
    so i am as we speak in process of re-installing driver and rebooting…so lets see

  5. Travis says:

    I am using lubuntu 13.10, 64-bit and I followed these instructions to install the driver for the ip3300. However when I plug the printer in, I cannot see it on my list of printers, and I cannot use it to print in any applications I have tried. Are there any other steps needed after it is installed?

  6. MarkyD says:

    Hello, first off I appreciate all the effort people put into supporting others. Shame Canon did not put in a fraction of the work!

    Using Mint 16 xfce and using the instructions above got a 404 error when doing a sudo apt-get update, looking a bit deeper and it seems there is no /dist/saucy in the repository ?

    • MikeE says:

      Many many thanks.
      I run Ubuntu 13.10.
      After implementing your instructions I needed to
      – restart Ubuntu
      – run system settings and add my Canon ip2600 printer
      I can now print stuff.

  7. ly says:

    Gracias, gracias me estaba volviendo loca porque no podia configurar esta impresora y hasta que encontre estas indicaciones lo logre. insisto muchas gracias y sigan adelante

  8. Philip Hughes says:

    Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my computer and then was given the option to upgrade to 14.04 which I took (However when I look and the system details it indicates that the I only have Ubuntu 13.10 installed). I have followed the information for installing the printer driver for the printer I am using – Canon Pixma ip4500( first installed the libtiff4 file and then tried to install the driver by pasting into the terminal

    sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip4500series

    But I got the message below

    E: Unable to locate package cnijfilter-ip4500series

    I would appeciate if you can assist me to install this package.

  9. Gustavo TP says:

    Muchas gracias por la información, solo tuve problemas con el libtiff4 i386 que lo busque en launchpad, pero ya esta imprimiendo mi Canon IP1800.

  10. tl says:

    Thanks for this tutoriel ! My ip4200 works now on Linux Mint 16.

  11. John D. says:

    So awesome! I cannot thank you enough. I’ve been using the “michael-gruz” ppa method since Mint 13; I just installed Mint 17 a few days ago, and now I’m printing again.

  12. Allen says:

    I install the drivers for the ip2600 on mint 17 it said it was using the newest driver but when i look into the printer list is isn’t listed. well i got it to list the the ip2600 but it will not print

  13. Adi Dharma says:

    Thanks, thats work.

  14. Michael Hamilton says:

    Hi, I am using Linux Mint 17 with the Cinnamon destop, I have been trying to install drivers for my Canon iP4500 printer without success.
    I have downloaded and installed the libtiff 4 library but I get this message when trying to install the drivers:

    mike@mike-HP-Pavilion-dv6500-Notebook-PC ~ $ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip4500series
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package cnijfilter-ip4500series

    What have I missed? What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for your help.

  15. Redvel says:

    Thank you for this wonderfull instructions and your work, really a great job.

  16. bobby says:

    please help me, i’m using ubuntu 14.04 with canon ip1600 which not listed on driver’s list
    anyone can provide the driver?
    thanks before

  17. Matt F says:

    Thanks for this. Worked perfectly on my Canon ip1800 🙂

  18. DC says:

    Wow! I agree with Fu from January post! Tried almost everything, short of pulling my hair out. Came across this post and it worked like a charm. I also could not believe my eyes (and ears) when I heard that iP2600 on Mint 17 kick into gear and start printing. Thanks for all the effort and taking the time to put it out there for all to benefit from!

  19. Steve Wells says:

    Wonderful – thank you so much!

  20. marcus says:

    michael thnx as always…i have used this source a number of times…always worked great… i just was using it again to re-install printer functions with 14.04… tried to do the same for my other 12.04lts… my third platform… but because i have a 3d graphics card and the 14.04 went wonky with no support… i have reinstalled 12.04 lts from scratch and tried to re-install your canon printer functions/ ie. driver, filter et al… seems though and after checking and thoroughly matching all of your instructions i have somehow got it to remove all the programs- almopst everything i had downloaded… and terminal jammed with the last stament being ldconfig deferred processing now taking place… and now i’m scared to do anything…not even going to turn the machine off… i am going to copy this message and resend it with my laptop to ubuntu help as well… please advise if u can

  21. absak says:

    thanks a lot. it worked

  22. Gustavocmk says:

    Congrats!! Thank you very much for the tutorial! Worked like a charm

  23. Govan says:

    Thanks. good job. Helped me really

  24. Arnulfo says:

    help PIXMAR IP1600 ubunto 14.04

  25. Greenbike says:

    Wow! That actually worked.

    Nice work on the tutorial.

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