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Printing Area

To ensure the best print quality, the machine allows a margin along each edge of media. The actual printable area will be the area inside these margins.

Recommended printing area : Canon recommends that you print within this area.

Printable area : The area where it is possible to print. However, printing in this area can affect the print quality or the paper feed precision.


  • By selecting Borderless Printing option, you can make prints with no margins.
  • When performing Borderless Printing, slight cropping may occur at the edges since the printed image is enlarged to fill the whole page.
  • For Borderless Printing, use the following paper:

    • 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>

    Performing Borderless Printing on any other type of paper may substantially reduce printing quality and/or result in printouts with altered color hues.

    Borderless Printing on plain paper may result in printouts with reduced quality. Use them only for test printing. Borderless Printing from the operation panel is not supported. This machine only supports Borderless Printing from a computer.

  • Borderless Printing is not available for A5, B5, or Legal size paper, or envelopes.
  • Depending on the type of paper, Borderless Printing may reduce the print quality at the top and bottom edges of the paper or cause these parts to become smudged.