Load Paper in the Rear Tray - PIXMA TR8520
Article ID: ART167988 | Date published: 07/05/2017 | Date last updated: 01/29/2020


Get written or video instructions on how to load paper in the rear tray of the PIXMA TR8520.


The following video will show you how to load paper in the rear tray. If you prefer to follow written steps, look for them below the video.

Note Refer to this article if you want to load paper in the front tray. For more information on paper, scroll to the bottom of this article. 


How to load paper in the rear tray

  1. Prepare the paper. Make sure paper is flat and the stack is aligned.

  2. Open the rear tray cover (A) and then pull up the paper support (B).

    ‚ÄčRear cover open with paper support pulled out

  3. Open the feed slot cover (C).

    Feed slot cover opened
  4. Slide the paper guides to open them, and load the paper in the center of the rear tray with the print side facing up.

  5. Slide the paper guides (D) to align them with both sides of the paper stack. Be careful not to push the guides too hard against the paper.

    Paper guides aligned on either side of the stack

  6. Always load paper in the portrait orientation (E). Loading paper in the landscape orientation (F) can cause jams.

    Landscape orientation with warning sign

  7. Don't load sheets of paper higher than the load limit mark (G).

    Load limit mark pointed out

  8. Gently close the feed slot cover.

  9. The paper information registration screen displays on the touch screen.

    Paper info registration screen display

  10. Select the Page size and Type of the loaded paper, then select Register. Select Others if the page size you use isn't listed.

  11. ‚ÄčOpen the operation panel (I), pull out the paper output tray (J), and the paper output support (K), and open the output tray extension (L).
    Note Be sure to open the operation panel before printing. If the operation panel is closed, printing won't start.

    Operation panel showing paper output tray, support, and tray extension open

Notes about paper

  • We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos. For details, see supported media types.

  • Learn how to load envelopes in the rear tray.

  • If you cut plain paper into small sizes such as 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm) or 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm) it can cause jams.

  • Specify which paper feed source to use.

  • There are many paper types, such as photo paper for printing images and each type has preset settings for best quality. The wrong setting can result in poor color quality or scratches on the printed surface.

  • This printer detects whether the paper loaded in the rear tray matches the paper settings. When this function is enabled, an error message displays when the settings don't match. If you see an error message, check and correct the paper settings.