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Media Types You Can Use

Use plain paper for printing texts or photo paper for printing photos, for the best print results. We recommend the use of Canon genuine paper for printing your important photos.

Media Types

Commercially available papers

  • Plain Paper (including recycled paper)
  • Envelopes*1

Canon genuine papers

The Model Number of Canon genuine paper is shown in brackets. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the paper for detailed information on the printable side and notes on handling paper. For information on the page sizes available for each Canon genuine paper, access our website.


  • You may not be able to purchase some Canon genuine papers depending on the country or region of purchase. Paper is not sold in the US by Model Number. Purchase paper by name.

Paper for printing photos:

  • Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" <GP-501/GP-601>*1
  • Photo Paper Glossy <GP-601>*1
  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II <PP-201>
  • *1 Printing to this paper from a digital camera is not supported.


Page Sizes

You can use the following page sizes.


  • Printing on the following paper sizes from a digital camera is not supported.

    • B5, A5, Legal, and Envelopes

Standard sizes:

  • Letter
  • Legal
  • A5
  • A4
  • B5
  • 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm)
  • 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm)
  • Envelope DL
  • Envelope Com 10

Non-standard sizes:

You can print on non-standard size paper within the following ranges.

  • Minimum size: 4.00 x 6.00 inches (101.6 x 152.4 mm)
  • Maximum size: 8.50 x 26.61 inches (215.9 x 676.0 mm)

Paper Weight

You can use paper in the following weight range.

  • 17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g /m2) (plain paper except for Canon genuine paper)

Do not use heavier or lighter paper (except for Canon genuine paper), as it could jam in the machine.

Notes on Storing Paper

  • Take out only the necessary number of paper from the package, just before printing.
  • To avoid curling, when you do not print, put unused paper back into the package and keep it on a level surface. And also, store it avoiding heat, humidity, and direct sunlight.