As of 2015, manuals for Canon printers are available for online viewing and download on Canon's regional websites, including Usa.canon.com for the United States. Users can access all of Canon's regional websites through Canon.com.
Customers can access the manuals for Canon printers manufactured in the United States by visiting Usa.canon.com and using the search box to type in the model of the printer. It is also possible to access the manuals by clicking Support & Drivers at the top menu of the homepage, then choosing the product type under the Product Type list and clicking on Brochures & Manuals under Overview. The user manuals on Usa.canon.com are available in two languages, English and Spanish. The site provides manuals that run on Mac and Windows-based devices.
It is important to determine the model and serial number of the printer in order to download the right manual. The model and serial number of Canon printers are located inside the unit for newer models. The serial number is printed on a white sticker on the front or back metal plate, which is located beneath the top cover of the printer. The serial number for older models and for multifunction printers is often printed on a white sticker at the back of the unit.