Loading Paper - MG8120

 

Description

Loading Paper - MG8120

Solution

Paper Sources to Load Paper

The machine has two paper sources to feed paper; Cassette and Rear Tray.
You can load paper in either one of the paper sources, depending on the page size and media type of paper. Paper is fed from the Cassette or Rear Tray depending on the selection of the page size or media type.

NOTE
  • When printing, select the correct page size and media type. If you select the wrong page size or media type, the machine may feed paper from the wrong paper source or may not print with the proper print quality. For details on how to load paper in each paper source, see [ Loading Paper in the Cassette ] or [ Loading Paper in the Rear Tray ].


Loading Plain Paper in the Cassette


When you use A4, B5, A5, or Letter-sized plain paper, load it in the Cassette.
The machine feeds paper from the Cassette automatically by selecting plain paper (A4, B5, A5, or Letter size) in the print settings with the Operation Panel or the printer driver when printing.




Loading Photo Paper / Envelopes in the Rear Tray

When you use photo paper, load it in the Rear Tray.
The machine feeds paper from the Rear Tray automatically by selecting the media types other than plain paper, such as photo paper, in the print settings with the Operation Panel or the printer driver when printing.
When you use plain paper other than A4, B5, A5, or Letter size, also load it in the Rear Tray.



Loading Paper in the Cassette

You can load only A4, B5, A5, or Letter-sized plain paper in the Cassette.
Load other sizes or types of paper in the Rear Tray.

NOTE
Advice for printing on plain 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.

NOTE
  • 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.


2. Load paper.

(1) Pull out the Cassette



(2) Move the left Paper Guide (D) to the edge.



(3) Slide the front Paper Guide (E) to align with the actual size of the paper.
The front Paper Guide will click and stop when it aligns with the corresponding mark of paper size



(4) Load plain paper.
Load paper with the printing side facing down.

NOTE
  • There may be a little space between the Paper Guide (E) and the paper stack.


(5) Align the paper to the right side of the Cassette (a), and slide the left Paper Guide completely against the left edge of the paper (b).
Make sure that the height of the paper stack does not exceed the line (F).



(6) Insert the Cassette slowly into the machine until it clicks into place.



3. Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.
NOTE
After loading paper
  • When using the machine to copy or print without a computer, select the size and type of the loaded paper for Page size and Type on the print settings screen.
  • When printing with a computer, select the size and type of the loaded paper in Printer Paper Size and Media Type in the printer driver.



Loading Paper in the Rear Tray

You can load photo paper or envelopes in the Rear Tray.


Loading Photo Paper
IMPORTANT
  • If you cut plain paper into small size such as 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm, 4" x 8" / 101.6 x 203.2 mm, 5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm, or 2.16" x 3.58" / 55.0 x 91.0 mm (Card size) to perform trial print, it can cause paper jams.


1. Prepare paper.

See step 1 in [ Loading Paper in the Cassette ].
Align the edges of paper. If paper is curled, flatten it.


2. Load paper.

(1) Open the Paper Support, raise it, then tip it back.
(2) Open the Paper Output Tray gently, and open the Output Tray Extension.

(3) Slide the Paper Guides (A) to open them, and load the paper in the center of the Rear Tray WITH THE PRINT SIDE FACING YOU.
(4) Slide the Paper Guides (A) to align them with sides of the paper stack.
Do not slide the Paper Guides too hard. The paper may not be fed properly.

IMPORTANT
  • Always load paper in the portrait orientation (B). Loading paper in the landscape orientation (C) can cause paper jams.
NOTE
  • Do not load sheets of paper higher than the Load Limit Mark (D).
NOTE
After loading paper
  • When using the machine to copy or print without a computer, select the size and type of the loaded paper for Page size and Type on the print settings screen.
  • When printing with a computer, select the size and type of the loaded paper in Printer Paper Size and Media Type in the printer driver.



Choose paper suitable for printing, for the best print results. Canon provides you various types of paper to enhance the fun of printing, such as stickers as well as papers for photo or document. We recommend the use of Canon genuine paper for printing your important photos.


Media Types

Commercially available papers


Plain Paper (including recycled paper)

- Media type settings -
Operation Panel: Plain paper
Printer driver: Plain Paper

- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray: Approx. 150 sheets*1
Cassette: Approx. 150 sheets for A4, B5, A5, and Letter / 8.5" x 11"

- Paper Output Tray load limit -
Approx. 50 sheets

*1 A4, B5, A5, or Letter-sized plain paper can be loaded only when Rear tray is selected for Plain paper feed settings in Device settings of Setup.
NOTE
  • Proper feeding of paper may not be possible at the maximum capacity depending on the type of paper or environmental conditions (either very high or low temperature or humidity). In such cases, reduce the number of paper you load at a time to less than half (100% recycled paper can be used).


Envelopes

- Media type settings -

Printer driver: Envelope

- Paper load limit -

Rear Tray:10 envelopes

- Paper Output Tray load limit -
We recommend that you remove the previously printed envelope from the Paper Output Tray before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.

NOTE
  • Available only when printing from your computer.
  • Feeding envelopes from the Cassette can damage the machine. Always load in the Rear Tray.


Canon genuine papers

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, visit our website.
NOTE
  • The Model Number of Canon genuine paper is shown in brackets.
  • 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.
  • To specify the page size and media type when printing photos saved on a PictBridge compliant device or mobile phone.


For printing photos:


  • Photo Paper Pro Platinum <PT-101>
- Media type settings -
Operation Panel: Pro Platinum

Printer driver: Photo Paper Pro Platinum


  • Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" <GP-501>
- Media type settings -
Operation Panel: Glossy

Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper


  • Photo Paper Glossy <GP-502>
- Media type settings -
Operation Panel: Glossy

Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper


  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II <PP-201>
- Media type settings -
Operation Panel: Plus Glossy II

Printer driver: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II


  • Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss <SG-201>
- Media type settings -
Operation Panel: Plus Semi-gloss

Printer driver: Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss


  • Matte Photo Paper <MP-101>
- Media type settings -
Operation Panel: Matte

Printer driver: Matte Photo Paper


- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray:
10 sheets for A4, Letter / 8.5" x 11", 5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm, and 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm
20 sheets for 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm


- Paper Output Tray load limit -
We recommend that you remove the previously printed sheet from the Paper Output Tray before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.
NOTE
  • Feeding this paper from the Cassette can damage the machine. Always load in the Rear Tray.
  • When loading paper in stacks, the print side may become marked as it is fed or paper may not feed properly. In this case, load one sheet at a time (except for Matte Photo Paper <MP-101>).


For printing business documents:


High Resolution Paper <HR-101N>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: High Resolution Paper

- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray: 80 sheets

- Paper Output Tray load limit -
50 sheets
NOTE
  • Available only when printing from your computer.
  • Feeding this paper from the Cassette can damage the machine. Always load in the Rear Tray.


For creating your own prints:


T-Shirt Transfers <TR-301>*1

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: T-Shirt Transfers


Photo Stickers <PS-101>*2

- Media type settings -

Operation Panel: Glossy

Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper


- Paper load limit -

Rear Tray: 1 sheet

- Paper Output Tray load limit -

We recommend that you remove the previously printed sheet from the Paper Output Tray before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.


*1 Available only when printing from your computer.
*2 When scanning printed photos to print onto sticker paper, be sure to select Sticker print in Photo reprint. If Sticker print is selected, the type of paper cannot be selected.
When printing photos saved on a memory card or USB flash drive onto sticker paper, be sure to select Sticker print in Fun photo print. If Sticker print is selected, the type of paper cannot be selected.
When printing photos saved on your mobile phone onto sticker paper, select Stickers for the page size in Mobile phone print settings under Device settings in Setup.
NOTE
  • Feeding this paper from the Cassette can damage the machine. Always load in the Rear Tray.
  • You can easily specify print settings with Easy-PhotoPrint EX provided on the Setup CD-ROM. Install it on your computer.


Page Sizes

You can use the following page sizes.
NOTE
  • You can load plain paper of the following page sizes in the Cassette:
A4, B5, A5, and Letter sizes
Plain paper of other sizes cannot be loaded in the Cassette. Load them in the Rear Tray.


Standard sizes:
  • Letter (8.50 x 11.00 inches / 215.9 x 279.4 mm)
  • Legal (8.50 x 14.00 inches / 215.9 x 355.6 mm)
  • A5 (5.83 x 8.27 inches / 148.0 x 210.0 mm)
  • A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches / 210.0 x 297.0 mm)
  • B5 (7.17 x 10.12 inches / 182.0 x 257.0 mm)
  • 4" x 6" (4.00 x 6.00 inches / 10 x 15 cm)
  • 4" x 8" (4.00 x 8.00 inches / 101.6 x 203.2 mm)
  • 5" x 7" (5.00 x 7.00 inches / 13 x 18 cm)
  • 8" x 10" (8.00 x 10.00 inches / 20 x 25 cm)
  • L (3.50 x 5.00 inches / 89.0 x 127.0 mm)
  • 2L (5.00 x 7.01 inches / 127.0 x 178.0 mm)
  • Hagaki (3.94 x 5.83 inches / 100.0 x 148.0 mm)
  • Hagaki 2 (7.87 x 5.83 inches / 200.0 x 148.0 mm)
  • Comm. Env. #10 (4.12 x 9.50 inches / 104.6 x 241.3 mm)
  • DL Env. (4.33 x 8.66 inches / 110.0 x 220.0 mm)
  • Choukei 3 (4.72 x 9.25 inches / 120.0 x 235.0 mm)
  • Choukei 4 (3.54 x 8.07 inches / 90.0 x 205.0 mm)
  • Youkei 4 (4.13 x 9.25 inches / 105.0 x 235.0 mm)
  • Youkei 6 (3.86 x 7.48 inches / 98.0 x 190.0 mm)
  • Card (2.16 x 3.58 inches / 55.0 x 91.0 mm)
  • Wide (4.00 x 7.10 inches / 101.6 x 180.6 mm)


Non-standard sizes:

You can also specify a custom size within the following range.

  • Minimum size: 2.17 x 3.58 inches / 55.0 x 91.0 mm (Rear Tray)

  • Maximum size: 8.50 x 26.61 inches / 215.9 x 676.0 mm (Rear Tray)


Paper Weight

17 to 28 lb / 64 to 105 g/m2 (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.


Notes on Paper for Full-page Borderless Printing

  • Duplex printing is not available for full-page borderless printing.
  • You cannot use A5, B5, and Legal-sized paper, and envelopes for full-page borderless printing.
  • You can use plain paper for full-page borderless printing only when printing from a computer. However, this may result in lower print quality. We recommend using plain paper for a trial print.



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