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Loading Plain Paper / Photo Paper

You can load plain paper or photo paper.

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  • If you cut plain paper to a size of 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm) or smaller to perform a trial print, it may cause a paper jam.


  • We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos.

    For details on the Canon genuine paper, see Supported Media Types.

  • You can use general copy paper or Canon Red Label Superior WOP111/Canon OcĂ© Office Colour Paper SAT213.

    For the page size and paper weight you can use for this printer, see Supported Media Types.

  1. Prepare paper.

    Align the edges of paper. If paper is curled, flatten it.


    • Align the edges of paper neatly before loading. Loading paper without aligning the edges may cause paper jams.

    • If paper is curled, hold the curled corners and gently bend them in the opposite direction until the paper becomes completely flat.

      For details on how to flatten curled paper, see Check3 in Paper Is Smudged / Printed Surface Is Scratched.

    • When using Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201, even if the sheet is curled, load one sheet at a time as it is. If you roll up this paper to flatten, this may cause cracks on the surface of the paper and reduce the print quality.

  2. Pull straight up and fold back paper support (A).


    • Load long-length paper without opening the paper support. Depending on the weight of the paper, the leading edge may rise and printing may be shifted. Make sure that the leading edge of the paper does not rise, such as by holding the part that protrudes from the rear tray.

  3. Pull out the paper output tray (B) and the output tray extension (C).

  4. Open the feed slot cover (D).

  5. Slide right paper guide (E) to open both paper guides.

  6. Load paper stack in portrait orientation WITH PRINT SIDE FACING UP.

    After loading paper on the rear tray, the Paper lamp flashes.

  7. Slide right paper guide to align with both sides of paper stack.

    Do not slide the paper guides too hard against the paper. The paper may not be fed properly.


    • Always load paper in portrait orientation (F). Loading paper in landscape orientation (G) can cause paper jams.


    • Do not load sheets of paper higher than the load limit mark (H).

  8. Close feed slot cover gently.

  9. Set the paper size.

    Press the Paper Select button (I) to switch to the same size as the loaded paper, then press the OK button.


  • There are various types of paper, such as paper with a special surface coating for printing photos at optimal quality and paper suitable for documents. Each media type has specific preset settings (how ink is used and sprayed, distance from nozzles, etc.), that allow you to print to that type with optimal image quality. The wrong paper settings may cause poor printout color quality or scratches on the printed surface. If you notice blurring or uneven colors, increase the print quality setting and try printing again.

  • To prevent incorrect printing, this printer has a function that detects whether the settings for the paper size loaded on the rear tray matches the paper settings. Before printing, make print settings in accordance with the paper size settings. When this function is enabled, the Alarm lamp flashes if these settings do not match to prevent incorrect printing. When the Alarm lamp flashes, check and correct the paper settings.

  • When printing on long-length paper, support the output paper with your hands or use the printer in a place where the paper does not fall. If the paper falls, the printed side may become dirty or scratched. Also, when supporting the paper with hands, be sure not to pull the paper forcefully while printing.