Loading Paper - MP250 / MP270

Article ID: ART130447 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


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.
  • 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.

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.
Always load paper in the portrait orientation (B). Loading paper in the landscape orientation (C) can cause paper jams.

(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.

Do not load sheets of paper higher than the Load Limit Mark (D).

  • The machine may make operating noise when feeding paper.

After loading paper

  • When copying, select the size and type of the loaded paper using the Operation Panel on the machine.

  • When printing with a computer, select the size and type of the loaded paper in Printer Paper Size (or Paper Size) and Media Type in the printer driver.

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

Media Types

Commercially available papers
Name of Paper [Model No.]*1 Rear Tray Paper Load Limit Paper Output Tray Load Limit Settings in Printer Driver:
Media Type
Plain Paper (Recycled paper)*2 *3 Approx. 100 sheets Approx. 50 sheets Plain Paper
Envelopes 10 envelopes *4 Envelope

Canon genuine papers
Name of Paper
[Model No.]*1
Rear Tray Paper Load Limit Paper Output Tray Load Limit Settings in Printer Driver: Media Type
For printing photos:
Photo Paper Pro Platinum
A4, Letter, 5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm, and 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm: 10 sheets
4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm: 20 sheets
*4 Photo Paper Pro Platinum
Photo Paper Pro II
Photo Paper Pro II
Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use"
[GP-501]*3 *5
Glossy Photo Paper
Photo Paper Glossy
[GP-502]*3 *5
Glossy Photo Paper
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
[PP- 201]*3 *5
Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss
[SG-201]*3 *5
Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss
Matte Photo Paper
Matte Photo Paper
For printing business documents:
High Resolution Paper
80 sheets 50 sheets High Resolution Paper
For creating your own prints:
T-Shirt Transfers
1 sheet *4 T-Shirt Transfers
Photo Stickers
Glossy Photo Paper

*1 Paper with a Model Number is Canon genuine paper. 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. 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.

*2 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).

*3 Paper that can be used for making copies when selecting the media type with the Paper button on the Operation Panel. You can only select A4 or Letter-sized plain paper, A4 or Letter-sized photo paper, and 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm photo paper.

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

*5 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.

*6 You can easily specify print settings for sticker paper with Easy-PhotoPrint EX provided on the Setup CD-ROM. Install it on your computer.

Page Sizes

You can use the following page sizes.
  • In Macintosh, Choukei 3 and Choukei 4 are not available.

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

  • Maximum size: 8.5 x 26.61 inches / 215.9 x 676.0 mm

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

  • 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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