Canon Pixma MG6860 printer driver manual

The Canon Pixma MG6860 is a wireless all-in-one inkjet printer designed for home and small office use. The MG6860 can print both color and black and white documents with a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi. It uses a five-ink system for high-quality prints.

The Pixma MG6860 includes a flatbed scanner capable of scanning documents and photos at a maximum optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi. It also has a built-in copier for making copies of documents. The MG6860 supports wireless connectivity, allowing you to print and scan wirelessly from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. It is compatible with Wi-Fi Direct, which enables direct printing from compatible devices without the need for a wireless router.

With the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, you can print directly from your mobile device or tablet. It supports various mobile printing options, including AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. The printer has an automatic duplexing feature, which enables it to print on both sides of the paper automatically. This feature can save paper and is convenient for double-sided printing tasks.

The MG6860 has a built-in 3-inch color LCD display that provides easy navigation and access to various settings and functions. It includes a memory card slot that supports various memory card formats, allowing you to print photos directly from your camera's memory card.

Canon Pixma MG6860
The Pixma MG6860 offers relatively fast print speeds of up to 15 pages per minute for black and white documents and up to 9.7 ppm for color documents. The MG6860 has a standard input tray with a capacity of up to 100 sheets of plain paper and a rear tray that can hold up to 20 sheets of photo paper or 10 sheets of plain paper. It is compatible with various operating systems, including Windows and macOS.

The Canon Pixma MG6860 is a mid-range all-in-one inkjet printer. Its price can range from approximately $80 to $150 USD, depending on various factors such as optional features, availability, and any ongoing promotions or discounts. For the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information, I recommend checking with local retailers or online marketplaces.

Here are the specifications for the Canon Pixma MG6860:

  1. Printing Resolution: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
  2. Printing Speed: B&W: 15.0 ipm, Color: 9.7 ipm, Photo: Approx. 41 seconds
  3. Ink: This printer uses 5 individual ink tanks: PGI-670 Black and CLI-671 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow. It supports both standard and XL sizes.
  4. Paper Capacity: The rear paper tray has a capacity of 100 sheets of plain paper OR photo paper: 20 sheets of 4"x6" or 10 sheets of 5"x7".
  5. Supported Paper Sizes: A4, A5, B5, 4"x6", 5"x7", Letter, Legal, Envelopes (DL, COM10), 8"x10".
  6. Scanner Type: Flatbed CIS. Scanning resolution is up to 1200 x 2400 dpi.
  7. Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB. Also supports Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria, and Canon's own PRINT app for mobile devices.
  8. Display: 3.0" Color LCD screen.
  9. Dimensions (W x D x H): Approximately 455 x 369 x 148 mm
  10. Weight: Approximately 6.4 kg.

Remember to check the official Canon website or contact Canon directly for the most updated and accurate information.

I can't directly provide downloads, but I can guide you on where and how to find the driver for your Canon Pixma MG6860 printer.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the official Canon support website: The safest place to download drivers is always from the official manufacturer's website.
  2. Search for your product: There should be a search bar on the site, type "Pixma MG6860" there and press enter. The website should return a page dedicated to your printer model.
  3. Find the drivers: On the printer's page, there should be a section, usually titled "Drivers & Downloads" or something similar. Click on that.
  4. Select your operating system: Before downloading, make sure you select the correct operating system (like Windows 10, macOS Big Sur, etc.) and the version if asked, because drivers are OS-specific.
  5. Download the driver: You'll likely see a list of files, look for the one that says something like "MG6800 series Full Driver & Software Package". Click the 'Select' button next to it, then click 'Download'.

Remember, only download software from trusted sources to avoid any potential malware or viruses. If you are in any doubt, it's always a good idea to contact Canon's customer support directly.

Once downloaded, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver. After the installation is completed, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is properly integrated.

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The installation process for a Canon Pixma MG6860 printer generally involves the following steps:

  1. Unboxing the Printer:
    • Unpack your printer and all the supplied accessories.
    • Remove all the tapes and packaging materials from the printer.
  2. Power Connection:
    • Connect the power cord to the printer and the other end to the power supply.
    • Press the 'ON' button to turn on the printer.
  3. Install Ink Cartridges:
    • Open the printer cover.
    • You will see the slots for the ink cartridges.
    • Insert the cartridges into their respective slots.
  4. Load Paper:
    • Open the paper tray and align the paper guide to the size of the paper you are using.
    • Load a stack of paper into the paper tray with the printing side facing down.
  5. Install the Printer Software:
    • Your Canon Pixma MG6860 printer comes with a CD that contains the printer drivers. Insert the CD into your computer’s drive and run the setup.
    • If you don't have a CD drive, you can download the drivers from the Canon's official website. Visit Canon's official website, navigate to 'Support' -> 'Consumer Products Support' -> 'PIXMA Series' -> 'PIXMA MG6860' -> 'Drivers & Downloads'. Choose your operating system and download the correct driver.
  6. Software Installation:
    • Follow the instructions on the screen to install the printer driver.
    • When asked to choose a connection type during the installation, select either "USB" or "Wireless," depending on your preference.
  7. Print a Test Page:
    • Once the software and drivers are installed, print a test page to confirm the printer is working properly.

Remember, the exact steps can slightly vary depending on your specific model or any updated software from Canon. Always refer to the user manual for specific instructions.

To set up the Canon Pixma MG6860 printer for a wireless connection, follow these steps:

  1. Power On the Printer:
    • Make sure the printer is turned on. If the power is on, the ON lamp (A) will be lit.
  2. Set Up Connection:
    • Press the Home button (B) on the printer.
    • Use the buttons (C) to select [WLAN setup], then press the OK button.
  3. Select Wi-Fi Network:
    • The printer will automatically search for compatible wireless routers.
    • Select the method that matches the screen displayed on your printer.
    • If the Push Button Method screen is shown on the printer but you are unsure if your access point or router supports this technology, press the Stop button.
  4. Wireless Router Connection:
    • When the screen on the below appears, press and hold the WPS button on your router, then press OK on your printer.
    • Once the printer is connected to the network, press OK.
    • When this screen appears, press OK and proceed to the next step.
  5. Software Installation:
    • Insert the printer's software CD-ROM that came with your printer into your computer or download the latest software from the Canon website.
    • When the initial screen appears, click on [Next].
    • When the following screen appears, select the software you wish to install, and then click on [Next]. If you’re not sure which software you want to install, it’s safe to leave defaults.
    • When the following screen appears, click on [Yes] to agree to the end user license agreement.
    • When the following screen appears, select [Wireless LAN Connection] and then click on [Next].
    • When the following screen appears, make sure that the printer is on and then click on [Next].
  6. Printer Detection:
    • Software will search for your printer within the network. This might take a few minutes. Once the printer has been detected, the following screen will appear indicating the name of the access point that your computer is connected to (where “xxxxxxxxxxxxx” is shown). Click on [Connect].
    • When the following screen appears, click on [Next].
    • When the following screen appears, click on [Next].
    • The network setup is now temporarily complete and the setup will proceed.
  7. Software Installation:
    • The software will now be installed. This may take several minutes to complete. Click [Next].
    • The Print Head Alignment screen is displayed. Click [Execute] to perform print head alignment and then click [Next]. Follow any on-screen instructions.
    • The test print window is displayed. If you want to make a test print, click [Execute].
    • Click [Next] to complete the software setup.

The exact steps can slightly vary depending on your specific model or any updated software from Canon. Always refer to the user manual for specific instructions.

I don't have the ability to provide direct files or attachments such as the Canon Pixma MG6860 manual. However, you can easily find and download the manual from Canon's official website by following these steps:

  1. Go to Canon's official website (
  2. Navigate to 'Support & Drivers'.
  3. In the 'Product Type' section, select 'Consumer & Home Office'.
  4. On the next page, select 'Printers & Multifunction'.
  5. Now, select 'PIXMA MG Series'.
  6. In the list of models, select 'PIXMA MG6860'.
  7. You'll be directed to the product's page. Look for the 'Manuals' or 'User Guide' section.
  8. Here, you should be able to find the user manual for your Canon Pixma MG6860. It's usually in a downloadable PDF format.

If you encounter difficulties in locating the manual, using the website's search function with the term 'Canon Pixma MG6860 manual' might provide a direct link to the document you need.

The Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer uses the following types of ink cartridges:

  1. PGI-670: This is the black ink cartridge used for text document printing.
  2. CLI-671: This ink cartridge comes in Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. These are used primarily for color document and photo printing.

Please note that these cartridges also come in XL sizes (PGI-670XL, CLI-671XL), which provide more ink capacity, thus allowing you to print more pages.

Here are the steps to change the ink cartridges on your Canon PIXMA MG6860:

  1. Turn On the Printer:
    • Make sure the printer is turned on. If the power is on, the ON lamp (A) will be lit.
  2. Open the Cover:
    • Slowly open the cover. The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.
  3. Replace the Cartridge:
    • Push down on the cartridge until it clicks to release it, and then remove it from the slot.
    • Take out the new cartridge from its package, remove the protective tape gently.
    • Push the new cartridge into the empty slot. Push up on the front of the cartridge until it locks into place.
  4. Close the Cover:
    • Once all cartridges have been installed, close the cover.
  5. Alignment:
    • It's usually a good idea to align the print head after installing new cartridges. You can do this through the printer software on your computer.

Remember, it's important to use genuine Canon ink cartridges to ensure the best quality prints and to prevent damage to your printer. Non-genuine cartridges may cause print quality issues and even damage the printer's printhead.