Canon PIXMA MG6860 Printer Drivers and User Manual

Saturday, August 5th 2017. | MG Series

Canon PIXMA MG6860 Printer Drivers and User Manual For Windows, Mac, Linux – The fast printer such as Canon PIXMA MG6860 is surely one thing that many people needs. That is because if they can get the fast printer, they can print everything in a short time, which is totally good if you ever need to print something in a short time. This one is something that you really need.

For those who are curious, this printer has the maximum speed limit of 15 pages in a minute. That one is for the black and white text printing. Meanwhile, for the color print, you will get the slower ones. The maximum speed limit from Canon PIXMA MG6860 that you can get for the color print is about 9.7 images in a minute only. Those details are considered good enough for many people to get from a printer, especially the affordable one like this printer.

Actually, there are still a lot of other printers that can give you the better performance and the faster printing speed. However, you will also need to spend more dollars on that kind of printer. That is because if you want to buy this printer, you will only need to spend about 100 dollars to buy this Canon PIXMA MG6860.

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Canon PIXMA MG6860 Operating System Compatibility

Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12) / Linux.

Also, update driver: Canon PIXMA MG3660 Driver

canondownload.net provides some links to download driver and software for Canon PIXMA MG6860 straight from Canon Official site. The driver is easy to download and the link can be found below.

Operating SystemVersionSizeDownload
PIXMA MG6860 Full Driver & Software Package (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.048 MBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 XPS Printer Driver (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)5.9019 MBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 MP Drivers Ver. 1.00 (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.0038 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.7.058 MBDownload
My Image Garden (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64)3.5.0294 MBDownload
My Image Garden For Windows XP (32-bit)3.3.0293 MBDownload
Quick Menu (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)2.6.19.2 MBDownload
My Printer (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)3.3.05.6 MBDownload
Easy-WebPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)1.6.015 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (Windows 10/10 x64/8.1/8.1 x64/8/8 x64/7/7 x64/Vista/Vista64/XP)4.5.058 MBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 Full Driver & Software Package (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)1.29.3 MBDownload
ICA Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.1.32.2 MBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 CUPS Printer Driver (OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)16.10.0.016 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.7.0102 MBDownload
My Image Garden (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/Mac OS X 10.8)3.5.0300 MBDownload
My Image Garden For Mac OS X 10.73.2.0299 MBDownload
IJ Scan Utility (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)2.1.621 MBDownload
Canon IJ Network Tool (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.15.6 MBDownload
Easy-PhotoPrint EX (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)4.6.0102 MBDownload
Quick Menu (OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/Mac OS X 10.7)2.6.12.2 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (debian Packagearchive)3.20236 KBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)3.20213 KBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Source file)3.20204 KBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (debian Packagearchive)5.20614 KBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)5.20277 KBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Source file)5.20456 KBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Mac)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Guide for Quick Menu (Windows)V2.61.1 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Mac)V3.211 MBDownload
Guide for My Image Garden (Windows)V3.211 MBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 Getting Started (software installation part)V14.1 MBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 Getting Started (device setup part)V11.6 MBDownload
ScanGear MP for Linux (Operation guide)3.2090 KBDownload
IJ Printer Driver for Linux (Operation guide)5.2075 KBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 (PDF) User Manual (Windows)1.017 MBDownload
PIXMA MG6860 (PDF) User Manual (Mac)1.014 MBDownload

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How to Install Canon PIXMA MG6860 Driver and Software

Method 1: Canon PIXMA MG6860 Driver and Software Installation Guide using Pre-downloaded Free Driver

In this case, we are going to install Canon PIXMA MG6860 without CD (Automatic Wizard)

Required things:

  1. A setup file for Canon PIXMA MG6860. Said file can be downloaded from the link available below.
  2. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer driver with a setup file:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer and computer.
  2. The USB cable should not be plugged in at this stage, neither to your computer nor the printer. Wait until the system specifies when the cable needs to be plugged in.
  3. Download the driver setup file, if you have not previously. Once downloaded, you need to run the file to begin installing setup file on the computer. A set of instructions will be prompted by the system, which needs to be followed correctly.
  4. Upon completion of installation, you may proceed with plugging in the USB cable into both your computer and the printer. The system will immediately detect the Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer. Once detected, more instructions will be prompted for you to follow correctly.
  5. Follow each instruction given to you correctly to complete installation.
  6. Your Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer can now be used as intended.

Method 2: Canon PIXMA MG6860 Driver and Software Manual Installation Guide

This method requires the “Add a printer” option on your operating system to be selected. Find the option on your computer’s system.

Required things:

  1. A setup file for Canon PIXMA MG6860. Said file can be downloaded from the link available below.
  2. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer driver manually:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer and computer.
  2. Connect your Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer to the computer right away using the USB cable.
  3. Locate where on your computer you keep the setup file. You can try to go to your computer’s TEMP folder to find this file. Extract the driver file for Canon PIXMA MG6860. Keep in mind where you extract the driver to.
  4. Users of either Windows 7 or Windows Vista can follow this: Start à Control Panel à View Devices & Printer. Users of Windows XP can go to Fax & Printers right away.
  5. Click on the “Add a printer” option.
  6. A new window will appear onscreen. You can input to the available field the location of the previously extracted driver file.
  7. More instructions appear for you to follow correctly.
  8. Your Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer can now be used as intended.

Method 3: Canon PIXMA MG6860 Driver and Software Installation using an Installation CD

Required things:

  1. A computer unit. This computer should be one that is equipped with a CD/DVD drive.
  2. An installation CD. The CD should come out of the box, along with the printer and contains setup file.
  3. A USB cable to be used to connect your computer to the printer. Use the USB cable that the printer comes out of the box with.

Steps to take to commence installing Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer driver using an installation CD:

  1. You need to first turn on both your Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer and computer.
  2. The USB cable should not be plugged in at this stage, neither to your computer nor the printer. Wait until the system specifies when the cable needs to be plugged in.
  3. Insert the installation CD into the CD/DVD drive through its tray. Push the tray back in and an installation wizard should pop up on your screen automatically. If not, open the CD folder, locate the driver file, and left-click on the file twice to run it and to draw forth installation wizard. Instructions will soon follow.
  4. You may now connect your computer to your Canon PIXMA MG6860 using a USB cable at this stage. Make sure that the system has indeed indicated that the cable can now be plugged in.
  5. Your computer will detect the printer and establish a connection to it immediately and rather automatically. Once done, more instructions will pop up for you to follow correctly.
  6. The printer can be used as intended if the installation is successful.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG6860 Driver and Software on MacOS

  1. You will need a setup file for this purpose so if you have not downloaded one, you can do that first. Once download completes, find the downloaded file by going to your computer’s settings.
  2. Upon locating the file in question, mount the file on the Disk Image by double-clicking it.
  3. Click the mounted Disk Image twice.
  4. Click on the driver file twice. Installation of the printer driver should begin right away.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MG6860 Driver and Software on Linux

Required things:

  1. Any computers that use Linux as their operating system.
  2. A program called Common Unix Printer Service (CUPS) to be installed on the computers.

Guidelines:

  1. Turn the computer on first before running the CUPS program.
  2. Open the web-based interface that the computer comes with.
  3. Access the browser to head on to localhost: 631.
  4. Using a USB cable, connect the computer to the printer right away.
  5. Locate where the Administration tab is on the browser. Select the tab. Select Printers.
  6. Choose the “Add Printer” option.
  7. Input both your username and password to the available fields.
  8. A list will be brought forth. Select your Canon PIXMA MG6860 off the list. Select Continue.
  9. The CUPS program will then detect the printer an automatically add the printer onto the list.
  10. Another window appears, on which you can specify the values as needed for the settings.
  11. Your Canon PIXMA MG6860 can now be used as intended.

How to Uninstall Canon PIXMA MG6860 Driver and Software

On Windows

  1. Find the Windows button on your computer’s keyboard. Press it.
  2. Locate where the Control Panel is. Choose it.
  3. Locate the “Uninstall a Program” tab. Choose it.
  4. A list will pop up. Locate your printer driver on the list.
  5. Select the Uninstall button.
  6. Wait until the process finishes.

On Mac

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Open the System Preferences.
  3. Open the Printers and Scanners.
  4. Find the name of the driver of the printer in the displayed list.
  5. Select Remove.

On Linux

  1. Locate Application. Choose it.
  2. Locate System Settings. Choose it.
  3. Locate Printers. Choose it. You will be given a list of printer.
  4. Locate Unlock. Choose it. You can find the Unlock button at the upper right area of the browser.
  5. Input your password.
  6. Locate your printer driver’s name. Locate the minus (-) sign. The sign should be next to the printer driver’s name.
  7. Select the sign to complete uninstallation.

How to Setup Canon PIXMA MG6860 Wireless Connection

(Note: This guideline only works for printer compatible with wireless connection)

Required things:

  1. A physical button of WPS-feature on the printer’s body.
  2. A network secured by either WPA or WPS system.

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Get to the WLAN Setup icon using the navigation arrows. Select the WLAN Setup icon.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed.

Your printer’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that the wireless connection is enabled and that it is now scanning for available network that uses WPS system.

Step 3

  1. The printer’s WPS button should be pressed and held for 5 seconds straight, after which you can release it.
  2. Press the OK button after 2 minutes.
  3. The connection has now established. Complete the setup process by pressing the OK button.

Keep in mind that for this to work, Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer driver should have been installed beforehand.

Contact the manufacturer if connection keeps failing.

Standard Connection Setup

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Get to the WLAN Setup icon using the navigation arrows. Select the WLAN Setup icon.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed.

Your printer’s LED indicator will light up to indicate that the wireless connection is enabled and that it is now scanning for available network that uses WPS system.

Step 3

  1. The printer’s Stop/Reset button should be pressed.
  2. Go to Standard setup using the navigation arrows. The OK button should be pressed following this. Setup process should begin immediately.
  3. Choose an access point using the navigation arrows. Press the OK button.

You may press the left function button once again to restart scanning for a network had the connection you use not appeared on the list at the first attempt.

  1. Input your password and press the OK button. Password can be fed into the printer following these instructions:
  2. Your password is case-sensitive. As such, try to press the center function button to change mode from lower case, upper case, and numeric.
  3. Choose the character you want to select using navigating arrows. Confirm selection using the OK button. Move from a character to another using the OK button as well.
  4. Repeat steps (a) and (b) to form a complete password to input.
  5. Enter the password by pressing the left function button.
  6. If needed, you can edit the password by pressing the OK button.
  7. Left function button should be pressed to confirm a full password. Complete the process by pressing the OK button.

Keep in mind that for this to work, Canon PIXMA MG6860 printer driver should have been installed beforehand.

Contact the manufacturer if connection keeps failing.

Factory Default Setting for Canon PIXMA MG6860

Step 1

  1. The home button should be pressed to begin the process.

Step 2

  1. Go to Setup icon using navigation arrows.
  2. The printer’s left function button should be pressed afterward.

Step 3

  1. Go to Device Settings using the left navigation arrow.
  2. The printer’s home button should be pressed.

Step 4

  1. Go to the LAN Settings using the up navigation arrow.
  2. The OK button should be pressed afterward.
  3. Select YES by using the down navigation arrow. The reset process should commence.
  4. The OK button should be pressed afterward.
  5. The reset process should begin. A message telling to wait while the process begins appears.
  6. Finish the process by pressing the OK button.

How to Scan Documents Using Canon PIXMA MG6860

(Note: This only works for printer compatible with scanner)

For Windows users

Required things:

  1. MP Navigator EX software, which is contained on the installation CD out of the box. You can also download the software from the link below.
  2. A computer.

Steps:

  1. First, install the MP Navigator EX software on your computer.
  2. Follow this path: Start à Programs à Canon Utilities à MP Navigator EX à MP Navigator EX.
  3. Head on to Photos/Documents.
  4. Lift the scanner’s lid up. Insert the document and position it on the glass surface directly
  5. Feed the values you prefer on the screen and then click on the Scan button.
  6. Scanning process should start.
  7. Save the scanned file on the computer by choosing the “Save” (to keep the document as JPEG files) or “Save as PDF” (to save the document as PDF).

For MacOS users

Required things:

  1. A printer with scanning capability, such as Canon PIXMA MG6860 for example.
  2. A USB cable to connect the printer to your Mac.

Steps:

  1. Use the USB cable to connect your Mac to Canon PIXMA MG6860.
  2. Select the Apple menu.
  3. Select System Preferences.
  4. Select View.
  5. Select Print & Scan.
  6. Locate a plus (+) sign. The sign should be at the bottom left section of the Printers window.
  7. Select the scanner/printer you have just connected.

(Note: the moment the two units connect with one another, find out if there are new updates for the printer driver using Software Update option)

  1. Position the documents to be scanned directly on the glass surface.
  2. Go to Image Capture: go to Dock à Launchpad à type “Image Capture” on the available fields.
  3. A menu of “Scan To:” appears. Specify where you want to save the scanned files to.
  4. Begin scanning by clicking on the “Scan” button.

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service

(Note: Only works with printer compatible with Google Cloud Print service)

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service on non-Cloud-ready Printers:

Required things:

  1. A computer already installed with a Google Chrome browser.
  2. A printer connected to the computer via either a local access network or a USB cable.

Steps:

  1. Turn the computer on and open the Google Chrome browser. On the Chrome, sign in to your Google account.
  2. Locate the Menu button on the browser. Find it on the top right area of the browser. Open the Menu.
  3. Navigate to Settings.
  4. You will be presented with a new window onscreen. Find the “Show Advanced Settings” option. The option should be somewhere at the bottom side of the window. Select it.
  5. Connect your account with Google Print service by selecting “Sign in to Google Print”.
  6. Click on “Add Printer(s)”.
  7. Click on “Manage Your Printers”.
  8. A new window pops up. Find “Printers” to the left side of the window. Select it to display a list of printers your computer is connected to.
  9. The printer you set will be maintained as the primary outlet for printed materials when you print directly from the Chrome.

Instructions on How to Use Google Cloud Print Service on Cloud-ready Printers:

Required things:

  1. A computer already installed with a Google Chrome browser.
  2. A cloud-printing-enabled printer.

Steps:

  1. Turn the computer on and open the Google Chrome browser. On the Chrome, sign in to your Google account.
  2. Locate the Menu button on the browser. Find it on the top right area of the browser. Open the Menu.
  3. Navigate to Settings.
  4. You will be presented with a new window onscreen. Find the “Show Advanced Settings” option. The option should be somewhere at the bottom side of the window. Select it.
  5. Connect your account with Google Print service by selecting “Sign in to Google Print”.
  6. Click on “Add Printer(s)”.
  7. Click on “Manage Your Printers”.
  8. A new window pops up. Find an option of “Add a Cloud-ready Printer” on the left side of the window. Select that option to display printer manufacturer list.
  9. Choose your printer manufacturer.

How to print:

  1. Find a Menu button on the Chrome browser, which should be located at the top tight area of the window.
  2. Click on the Menu option to open dropdown menu. Find “Print” and select it.
  3. Find the printer you connect with the service. Select “Change…”; this button is located under the tab of Destination, which is to the left of the menu.
  4. Choose your printer.
  5. Input your preferred values: margins, page layout/orientation, page range, etc.
  6. Select Print button to begin printing immediately.

Instructions on How to Use AirPrint Service

(Note: Only works for printer compatible with AirPrint)

Required things:

  1. AirPrint-supported iDevices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad).
  2. Bonjour software. The software should have already installed on the devices.
  3. A printer with wireless capability.
  4. Both device(s) and printer should share the same 802.11 wireless LAN network.

Steps:

  1. Turn your iDevice(s) and the printer as well. Make sure both use the same LAN network.
  2. On your iDevice(s), access any applications of your choice.
  3. Find an arrow icon on the app. Bring forth menu options by tapping the arrow icon.
  4. You will be presented with a dropdown menu. Go to “Print”.
  5. Select the printer you use.
  6. Tap either the (+) or (-) to specify the number of copies you prefer.
  7. Tap the On/Off button to enable or disable the duplex printing option.
  8. To print multiple pages of document, tap “Range” and tap “All pages”. Alternatively, you can manually set the page range to print.
  9. Tap “Print” to begin the process.

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Specification Canon PIXMA MG6860

  • Copier Speed: Colour document: Approx. 18sec / 7.7ipm, Multiple Copy: Max. 99 pages, Reduction/enlargement: 25% to >400%
  • Scanner Type: Flatbed CIS, Scanning resolution5: 1200 x 2400 optical dpi, Scanning Speed: Approx. 19sec
  • Printing Resolution: 4800 (horizontal) x 1200 (vertical) dpi
  • Print Speed; B&W: 15.0 ipm, Colour: 9.7ipm, 4”x6” photo paper: Approx. 41sec
  • Ink Droplet Size: 2pl/5pl (C/M), 5pl (BK/Y), 13pl (PGBK)
  • Supported Paper Sizes: A4, Letter. Legal, A5, B5, envelopes (DL,COM10), 4”x6”, 5”x7”, 8”x10”
  • Interface: Hi-Speed USB (USB Port B) / Card slots available
  • Software Included: MP Driver, XPS Printer Driver, Easy-WebPrint EX, MyPrinter, Quick Menu, My Image Garden, On-Screen Manual
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): Approx. 455 x 369 x 148 mm, Weight: Approx. 6.4kg

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Canon PIXMA MG6860 Printer Drivers and User Manual For Windows, Mac, Linux

You only need to click the web link provided below to download the Driver and Software Canon PIXMA MG6860. Then, you can follow the manual instruction. There is also an alternative to downloading the user manual to complete the process of installation.

Canon PIXMA MG6860 Software and Driver Download