Small Paper is Jammed in the Printer - G1230

Article ID: ART181267 | Date published: 01/26/2023 | Date last updated: 02/08/2023


This article shows how to remove small paper (such as 4"x6" or Card size) that is jammed in the PIXMA G1230.


If the paper jams when you try to print on a small paper size such as 4"x6" 10x15cm or Card size, follow the steps below.

 Information on what to do if support codes 1071, 1072, or 1073 appears can be found here.

  1. Press the printer's Stop button.

  2. Load one sheet of 4"x6" 10x15cm or larger paper in portrait orientation in the rear tray.

    Align the paper guides of the rear tray with both edges of the paper.

    Do not load the paper in the landscape orientation.

    Load a sheet of 4"x6" or larger paper in portrait orientation and align the guides with the edges of the paper

  3. Turn on printer off, then back on.

    When the loaded paper is fed, the jammed paper will be pushed out.

     If the jammed paper is not ejected, try cleaning the paper feed rollers before step 4. The jammed paper may be ejected along with the paper used for cleaning the paper feed rollers.

  4. Load paper in the rear tray.

     Do not load paper in landscape orientation. It may cause a paper jam.

    Load the paper in portrait orientation, not landscape

     You cannot print on paper smaller than the minimum supported size.

     Make sure you are using suitable paper and loading it correctly.

  5. All jobs in the print queue are canceled. You will need to print again.

If the measures above do not solve the problem, the printer requires servicing.

There are two options currently available to you.

  1. Warranty Service – If you are within the 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and have your proof of purchase you are entitled to service or replacement. If you have purchased a CarePak Canon extended warranty, you may be entitled to additional options.  Please create or log into your Canon Account to obtain service.
  2. Out of Warranty – If you are outside of your warranty period, you may qualify for purchasing a replacement through the Canon Upgrade Program. Please contact our Sales group to inquire about your upgrade options at 866-443-8002.
To verify your support options please create or log into your Canon Account.

 Do not tilt the printer when moving it since the ink may leak out.

 Learn how to prepare the printer for transportation.

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