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Loading Photo Paper / Plain Paper

You can load photo paper or plain paper.

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  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 more details on handling curled paper, see Check 3 in Paper Is Smudged/Printed Surface Is Scratched/Ink Blots/Paper Curl.

    • 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. Open the paper support (A).

  3. Slide right paper guide (B) to open both paper guides.

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

    After loading the paper, the paper setting confirmation screen for the rear tray appears on the LCD.


    • Always load paper in portrait orientation (C). Loading paper in landscape orientation (D) can cause paper jams.


    • Check that the tip of paper comes up against the inner part of a feed slot when you load long-length paper. 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.

  5. Move the right paper guide and adjust the guides to both edges of the paper stack.

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


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

  6. If page size and media type on LCD match size and type of paper loaded in rear tray, select OK.

    If not, select Change to change the settings in accordance with the size and type of the loaded paper.


  7. Pull out the paper output tray (F) and open the output tray extension (G).


  • 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 loaded on the rear tray matches the paper settings. Before printing, make print settings in accordance with the paper settings. When this function is enabled, an error message is displayed if these settings do not match to prevent incorrect printing. When this error message is displayed, 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.