Loading paper in the MP800R / MP830 / MP530 auto sheet feeder (ASF)

Article ID: ART153391 | Date published: 06/02/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Loading paper in the printer's auto sheet feeder (ASF).


Loading Paper / Envelope

Follow this procedure to load paper / envelope in the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF):

  1. Open the Paper Support tray (1), then pull out the extension (2).

    The illustration shows a PIXMA MP500

  2. Pinch and slide the paper guide to the left (3).

  3. Fan paper and align all four corners.

  4. Load a few sheets of letter or A4-sized paper (print side facing up) into the ASF (1).

  5. Pinch and adjust the paper guide to the width of the stack (2).

Use the following tips to load paper.

The illustration shows a PIXMA MP500

<1> Open the paper feed slot cover and pull out the paper support.

<2> Align the right edge of the paper to the cover guide with the paper's print side facing up.

Make sure to set paper lengthwise (portrait).
If credit card sized paper is loaded landscape by mistake, a paper jam may occur.

<3> Pinch and slide the paper guide to the paper's left side.

<4> Press the Open button.

<5> Pull out the extension.

<6> Ensure the ASF light is on.

The illustration shows a PIXMA MP500


  • If the Cassette light is on, press the <Feed Switch> button so the ASF light comes on.
  • If ASF light does not come on even after pressing the Feed Switch button, Paper Source in the printer driver may be set to a setting other than Feed Switch.


Paper Type


Envelope * (DL / #10 )

Set paper with the flap closed.

Load envelopes into the ASF as indicated below with the flap on the left-side, facing the back of the printer and the print side facing up.

The model illustrated may differ.



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