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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 into small size such as 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm), 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm), 127 x 127 mm or Business Cards to perform trial print, it can cause paper jams.


  • 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 Océ 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.

  2. Load paper.

    1. Open the paper support (A).

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


    4. Align the paper guides (D) with the paper width.

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


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


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


  • When printing, select the size and type of the loaded paper on the print settings screen of the computer.

    • 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.