Loading Paper - G1220

Article ID: ART178710 | Date published: 12/08/2020 | Date last updated: 12/08/2020
 

Description

Learn how to load plain paper or photo paper into the PIXMA G1220.

Solution

Loading Plain Paper / Photo Paper

You can load plain paper or photo paper.‚Äč

 If you cut plain paper to a size of 5" x 7" (13 x 18 cm) or smaller to perform a trial print, it may cause a paper jam.

 We recommend Canon genuine photo paper for printing photos. For documents, you can use general copy paper or Canon Red Label Superior WOP111/Canon Océ Office Colour Paper SAT213.

 Learn about the types and sizes of paper you can use with this printer.

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

    Flatten curled paper

     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.

     When using Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201, even if the sheet is curled, load one sheet at a time as it is. If you roll up this paper to flatten, this may cause cracks on the surface of the paper and reduce the print quality.

  2. Pull the back paper support (Astraight up and fold it back.

    Pull the back paper support (A) straight up and fold it back

     Load long-length paper without opening the paper support. Depending on the weight of the paper, the leading edge may rise and printing may be shifted. Make sure that the leading edge of the paper does not rise, such as by holding the part that protrudes from the rear tray.

    Load long-length paper without opening the paper support

  3. Pull out the paper output tray (B) and the output tray extension (C).

    Pull out the paper output tray (B) and the output tray extension (C)

  4. Open the feed slot cover (D).

  5. Slide the right paper guide (E) to open both paper guides.

    Slide the right paper guide (E) to open both paper guides

  6. Load paper stack in portrait orientation WITH PRINT SIDE FACING UP.

    After loading paper on the rear tray, the Paper lamp flashes.

    Load paper stack in portrait orientation WITH PRINT SIDE FACING UP

  7. Slide the right paper guide to align with both sides of paper stack.

    Don't slide the paper guides too hard against the paper. The paper may not be fed properly.

    Slide the right paper guide to align with both sides of paper stack

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

    Always load paper in portrait orientation

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

    Don't load sheets of paper higher than the load limit mark (H)

  8. Gently close the feed slot cover.

    Gently close the feed slot cover

  9. Set the paper size by pressing the Paper Select button (I) to switch to the same size as the loaded paper. Press the OK button.

    Set the paper size by pressing the Paper Select button (I) to switch to the same size as the loaded paper

 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 size loaded on the rear tray matches the paper settings. Before printing, make print settings in accordance with the paper size settings. When this function is enabled, the Alarm lamp flashes if these settings do not match to prevent incorrect printing. When the Alarm lamp flashes, check and correct the paper settings.

 When printing on long-length paper, support the output paper with your hands or use the printer in a place where the paper does not fall. If the paper falls, the printed side may become dirty or scratched. Also, when supporting the paper with hands, be sure not to pull the paper forcefully while printing.

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.

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