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Loading Photo Paper / Plain Paper in Rear Tray

You can load photo paper or plain paper.

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You can also load envelopes on the rear tray.

  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/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 rear tray cover (A) and then pull up the paper support (B).


    • Load long-length paper without pulling out 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. Slide right paper guide (C) to open both paper guides.

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

    After loading paper on the rear tray, the paper information registration screen for the rear tray appears on the LCD.


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

  5. 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.


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

  6. Press the OK button.

  7. Use the left right button to select the size of the loaded paper on the rear tray, then press the OK button.


    • The (asterisk) on the LCD indicates the current setting.

  8. Use the left right button to select the type of the loaded paper on the rear tray, then press the OK button.

  9. Pull out a paper output tray (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.