How to Load Photo Paper Into a Canon Pixma Printer

by William PullmanUpdated September 28, 2017
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Canon Pixma printers support several types of paper, including photo paper. Photo paper is used for printing digital pictures because the quality of the paper is higher than standard printing paper. Since photo paper has a specific printing side, you must insert it into the printer correctly to ensure a proper printout. Load your photo paper into the Canon Pixma correctly for high-quality prints.

Auto Feed Tray

Turn on the printer and press the Paper Feed switch until the Auto Sheet Feeder indicator light turns on.

Pull up on the paper sheet feeder on the top and back of the printer and slide out the paper support.

Take a stack of no more than 10 pieces of photo paper and flatten the corners, if they are curled. Curled corners may cause jams within the printer.

Place the paper in the paper sheet feeder with the printable side of the paper facing up. The printable side of photo paper is the shiny or whiter side of the paper.

Print your documents as needed.

Paper Cassette

Switch on the printer and press the Paper Feed switch until the Cassette indicator light turns on.

Pull on the cassette on the bottom of the printer to slide it out of the printer.

Flatten the corners of a stack of no more than 10 sheets of photo paper if the corners are curled. The paper may become jammed in the printer if the corners are curled.

Place the stack of paper in the cassette so the paper is touching the right side and the printing side of the paper is facing down. Adjust the plastic paper guides so they touch the paper. The paper stack guides help facilitate the paper moving into the printer.

Slide the cassette back into the bottom of the printer. The printer is ready for printing.


  • Canon Photo All-in-One Pixma MP600 Quick Start Guide; Canon U.S.A., Inc.; 2006

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About the Author

William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.

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