Supported Media Types - TR8520
Article ID: ART167981 | Date published: 07/03/2017 | Date last updated: 03/04/2019


This article lists the supported media types for the PIXMA TR8520.



For best results, choose paper designed for how you are printing. A variety of paper for documents as well as photos or illustrations is available from Canon. Use genuine Canon paper to print important photos, when possible.

Media Types

Genuine Canon paper


  • For warnings on use of the non-printable side, see each product's usage information.
  • For details on page sizes and media types, access the Canon website.
  • Genuine Canon paper is not available in some countries or regions. Note that in the United States, Canon paper is not sold by model number. Instead, purchase paper by name.

Paper for printing documents:

  • Canon Red Label Superior <WOP111>
  • Canon Océ Office Colour Paper <SAT213>
  • High Resolution Paper <HR-101N>*1

Paper for printing photos:

  • Photo Paper Pro Platinum <PT-101>
  • Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" <GP-501>
  • Photo Paper Glossy <GP-701>
  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II <PP-201>
  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II <PP-301>
  • Photo Paper Pro Luster <LU-101>
  • Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss <SG-201>
  • Matte Photo Paper <MP-101>

Paper other than genuine Canon paper

  • Plain Paper (including recycled paper)
  • Envelopes*1
  • T-Shirt Transfers*1
  • Greeting Card*1
  • *1 Printing to this paper from the operation panel or from a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) compliant device is not supported.


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

Page Sizes

You can use the following page sizes.


  • Page sizes and media types the printer supports differ depending on the OS you are using.

Standard sizes:

  • Letter
  • Legal
  • A4
  • B5
  • A5
  • L(89x127mm)
  • KG/4"x6"(10x15)
  • 2L/5"x7"(13x18)
  • Square 5"x5" 127x127mm
  • Hagaki
  • Hagaki 2
  • Card 2.17"x3.58" 55x91mm
  • 8"x10"(20x25cm)
  • Envelope Com 10
  • Envelope DL
  • Nagagata 3
  • Nagagata 4
  • Yougata 4
  • Yougata 6

Special sizes

Special page sizes must be within the following limits:

  • rear tray

    - Minimum size: 2.17 x 3.51 inches (55.0 x 89.0 mm)

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

  • cassette

    - Minimum size: 5.83 x 8.27 inches (148.0 x 210.0 mm)

    - Maximum size: 8.50 x 11.69 inches (215.9 x 297.0 mm)

Paper Weight

You can use paper in the following weight range.

  • 17 to 28 lb (64 to 105 g /m2) (plain paper other than genuine Canon paper)


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