Media Types You Can Use - MX490 Series

Article ID: ART162093 | Date published: 09/17/2015 | Date last updated: 10/06/2021


This article provides a list of papers that you can use with the PIXMA MX490 / MX492.


To get the best printing result, choose paper suitable for printing. Canon provides various types of paper suitable for documents as well as paper suitable for photos or illustrations. We recommend the use of Canon genuine paper for printing your important photos.

Media Types

Commercially available papers

  • Plain Paper (including recycled paper)

  • Envelopes *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, access 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>

  • Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" <GP-501/GP-601>

  • Photo Paper Glossy <GP-601>

  • 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>


Paper for printing business documents:

  • High Resolution Paper <HR-101N> *1

*1 Printing to this paper from the operation panel is not supported.

Page Sizes

You can use the following page sizes.

 Printing of envelopes from the operation panel is not supported.


Standard sizes:

  • Letter

  • Legal

  • A5

  • A4

  • B5

  • 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm)

  • 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm)

  • 8" x 10" (20 x 25 cm)

  • Envelope DL

  • Envelope Com 10


Non-standard sizes:

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

  • Minimum size: 4.00 x 6.00 inches (101.6 x 152.4 mm)

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

Paper Weight

You can use paper in the following weight range.

  • 17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g /m2) (plain paper 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.

 For information on media types that are not suitable, click here.

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