Loading Large Size Paper

You can load A4, B5, A5, 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm), Letter, or Legal-sized photo paper or plain paper in the cassette (lower).

You can also load envelopes in the cassette (lower).

Loading Envelopes

Load small sizes of paper in the cassette (upper).

Loading Small Size Paper


 We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos.

For details on the Canon genuine paper, see Media Types You Can Use.

 You can use general copy paper.

For the page size and paper weight you can use for this machine, see Media Types You Can Use.

  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 "Load the paper after correcting its curl." 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.

  1. Load paper.

(1) Pull out the cassette (lower) from the machine.

(2) Slide the paper guide (A) in front and (B) on the right to open the guides.

(3) Load the paper stack WITH THE PRINT SIDE FACING DOWN, and place it in the center of the cassette (lower).


 Align the paper stack with the edge of the cassette (lower) as shown in the figure below.

If the paper stack is in contact with the protrusion (C), the paper may not be fed properly.

 If paper has print side (front or back), such as photo paper, load it with the whiter side (or glossy side) facing down.

(4) Align the paper guide (A) in front with the paper stack.

For standard sizes, align the paper guide (A) with where it clicks into place.

(5) Slide the paper guide (B) on the right to align the right and left guides with both sides of the 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 (D).

 Keep the paper stack height below the protrusions (E) of the paper guides.


Loading paper larger than A4 size

 To load paper larger than A4 size in the cassette (lower), press down the lock (F) on the cassette (lower), then extend the cassette (lower).

The cassette (lower) sticks out of the machine when correctly set. Do not force the cassette (lower) into the machine any further.

This can damage the machine or cassette (lower).

(6) Insert the cassette (lower) into the machine.

Push the cassette (lower) into the machine until it stops.

  1. Open the paper output tray.

(1) Holding both sides of the paper output tray, gently open it.

The output tray extension opens automatically when the paper output tray is opened.

(2) Extend the paper output support.


After loading paper

 Select the size and type of the loaded paper on the print settings screen of the operation panel or printer driver.

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