Media Types, Sizes, and Thicknesses You Can Use

Article ID: ART153073 | Date published: 05/22/2015 | Date last updated: 04/23/2019


Media Types, Sizes, and Thicknesses You Can Use



Media Types You Can Use

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)*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, 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.


Paper for printing photos:

  • Photo Paper Pro Platinum <PT-101>
  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II <PP-201>
  • Photo Paper Pro Luster <LU-101>
  • Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss <SG-201>
  • Matte Photo Paper <MP-101>*2
  • Fine Art Paper "Museum Etching" <FA-ME1>*2 *3

Paper for creating your own prints:

 Photo Stickers <PS-101>*2


*1 100% recycled paper can be used.
*2 This paper can be used only when printing from your computer.
*3 You cannot print in the top and bottom 1.18 inch (30 mm) margins of the paper (in the printing direction). 

Paper Load Limit

Setting the Media Type with the Printer Driver


 You can print onto a printable disc using the disc tray supplied with the printer.

Placing a Printable Disc

 When printing photos saved on a PictBridge compliant device, you must specify the page size and media type.

 You can use non-Canon genuine specialty paper.

For details, visit our website.


Page Sizes

You can use the following page sizes.


 You can load the page sizes as follows.

- rear tray: A3+, A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" (279.4 x 431.8 mm), 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm), 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm), 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm), 10" x 12" (25 x 30 cm)

- manual feed tray: A3+, A3, B4, A4, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17" (279.4 x 431.8 mm), 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm), 10" x 12" (25 x 30 cm), and 14" x 17" (36 x 43 cm)


Standard sizes:

  • Letter
  • 11" x 17" (279.4 x 431.8 mm)
  • A4
  • A3+
  • B4
  • 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm)
  • 10" x 12" (25 x 30 cm)
  • Legal
  • A5
  • A3
  • B5
  • 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm)
  • 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm)
  • 14" x 17" (36 x 43 cm)

Non-standard sizes:

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

  • Rear Tray
    - Minimum size: 3.50 x 5.00 inches (89.0 x 127.0 mm)
    - Maximum size: 12.95 x 26.61 inches (329.0 x 676.0 mm)
  • Manual Feed Tray
    - Minimum size: 8.00 x 10.00 inches (203.2 x 254.0 mm)
    - Maximum size: 14.00 x 23.00 inches (355.6 x 584.2 mm)

Paper Weight / Thickness

You can use paper in the following weight ranges.

  • Rear Tray: From 17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g /m2) (plain paper except for Canon genuine paper)
    * You can use non-Canon genuine specialty paper that is up to 53 lb (200 g /m2).
    Do not use heavier or lighter paper (except for Canon genuine paper), as it could jam in the printer.
  • Manual Feed Tray: From 4 to 23.6 mil (0.1 to 0.6 mm) (up to 93 lb (350 g /m2))
    Do not use paper thicker or heavier than this, as it could jam in the printer.

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