Loading Paper - TR150
Article ID: ART176600 | Date published: 03/20/2020 | Date last updated: 06/04/2020


Learn how to load plain paper or photo paper into your PIXMA TR150. A video is included in this article.


The following video will walk you through the process shown below.

Loading Plain Paper / Photo Paper

 If you cut plain paper to a size of 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm) or smaller to perform a test print, paper jams may occur.

 We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos.

 You can use general copy paper or Canon Red Label Superior WOP111/Canon Océ Office Colour Paper SAT213.

 Learn about the kinds of paper you can use with this printer.

  1. Align the edges of the paper. If it's curled, flatten it.

    If paper is curled, flatten it

     Align the edges of paper neatly before loading. Loading paper without aligning the edges may cause paper jams.

     If paper is curled, hold the curled corners and gently bend them in the opposite direction until the paper becomes completely flat.

  2. Open the rear tray cover (A).

    The paper output slot cover will open automatically.

  3. Pull out the paper support (B) until the arrow (Right arrow) mark is aligned with the arrow (Left arrow) mark.

    Figure: Paper support (B) extended, arrows aligned (shown in inset)

  4. Slide the paper guide (C) to the left, and load the paper against the far right (D) of the rear tray WITH THE PRINT SIDE FACING YOU.

    Figure: Paper guide (C) slid to left, shown in inset. Paper loaded against right side (D)

  5. Slide the paper guide to align it with the paper stack.

    Do not slide the paper guide too hard against the paper. The paper may not be fed properly.

    Figure: Paper guide slid across paper stack (shown in inset)

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

    Figure: Load paper in portrait orientation (E, short side on bottom), not landscape orientation (F, long side on bottom)

     Keep the paper stack height below the tab (G) of the paper guide.

    Figure: Be sure to keep the paper stack below the tab of the paper guide (G, shown in inset)

  6. Set the paper thickness lever (H) to the right.

    Figure: Move the paper thickness level (H, shown in inset) to the right

     If the corners or edges of the paper are smudged, try to print with the paper thickness lever set to the left. It may improve print quality. Reset the paper thickness lever to the right when you finish printing.

    After closing the feed slot cover, the paper setting confirmation screen for the rear tray appears on the LCD.

  7. If the page size and media type on the LCD match the size and type of paper loaded in rear tray, select OK.

    If not, select Change to change the settings to match the size and type of the loaded paper.

    Figure: Register paper information screen

 There are various types of paper, such as paper with a special surface coating for printing photos at optimal quality and paper suitable for documents. Each media type has specific preset settings (how ink is used and sprayed, distance from nozzles, etc.), that allow you to print to that type with optimal image quality. The wrong paper settings may cause poor printout color quality or scratches on the printed surface. If you notice blurring or uneven colors, increase the print quality setting and try printing again.

 To prevent incorrect printing, this printer has a function that detects whether the settings for the paper loaded on the rear tray matches the paper settings. Before printing, make print settings in accordance with the paper settings. When this function is enabled, an error message is displayed if these settings do not match to prevent incorrect printing. When this error message is displayed, check and correct the paper settings.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.