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Paper Settings on the Printer Driver and the Printer (Media Type)

When you use this printer, selecting a media type and paper size that matches the print purpose will help you achieve the best print results.
Depending on the media type you are using, specify the media type settings on the printer's operation panel or the printer driver as described below.

Note

  • When you use the manual feed tray, you do not need to set media information on the printer.

Canon genuine papers (Document Printing)

Media name Media Type in the printer driver Paper information registered on the printer

Canon Red Label Superior

Plain Paper

Plain paper

Canon Océ Office Colour Paper

Plain Paper

Plain paper

Canon genuine papers (Photo Printing)

Media name Media Type in the printer driver Paper information registered on the printer

Photo Paper Plus Glossy II

Photo Paper Plus Glossy II

Plus Glossy II

Photo Paper Pro Platinum

Photo Paper Pro Platinum

Pro Platinum

Photo Paper Pro Luster

Photo Paper Pro Luster

Pro Luster

Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss

Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss

Plus Semi-gloss

Matte Photo Paper

Matte Photo Paper

Matte

Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte

Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte

Premium Fine Art Smooth

Premium Fine Art Smooth

Fine Art Smooth

Canon genuine papers (Original Products)

Media name Media Type in the printer driver Paper information registered on the printer

Photo Stickers

Photo Paper Plus Glossy II

Plus Glossy II

Non-genuine Canon paper

When you use non-genuine Canon paper, you can print easily by using the existing settings that have been prepared on the printer's operation panel and in the printer driver.

Media name Media Type in the printer driver Paper information registered on the printer

Plain Paper (including recycled paper)

Plain Paper

Plain Paper

Photo Paper (Approximately 0.1mm to less than 0.3mm)

Lightweight Photo Paper *2

Light Photo Paper

Photo Paper (Approximately 0.3mm to less than 0.6mm)

Heavyweight Photo Paper *2

Art Paper (Approximately 0.1mm to less than 0.3mm)

Heavyweight Fine Art Paper *2

Heavy Art Paper

Art Paper (Approximately 0.3mm to less than 0.6mm)

Extra Heavyweight Fine Art Paper *2

Art Paper *1

Highest Density Fine Art Paper

Fabric that has the look of canvas

Canvas *2

Canvas

Japanese Paper Washi

Japanese Paper Washi *2

Japanese Paper

*1 Use the Highest Density Fine Art Paper setting when using a type of Fine Art Paper that is particularly thick and will absorb more ink than others. More ink is used than in regular printing and therefore depending on the type of paper, it can increase the depth of color.
However, depending on the type of paper used, the ink can bleed into the paper, causing the paper to rub and get dirty, or damage the print heads.

*2 To improve the print quality and paper feeding when using paper other than Canon genuine paper, create a custom paper by using Media Configuration Tool and add it to the printer.
These media types can be used as custom paper standards.

Note

  • If you have added a new media type using the Media Configuration Tool, open the Canon IJ Printer Utility2, and from Media Information, select Update Media Information (Correct Media Information) and carry out a driver media information update.
    When printing on a newly added media type, change both the media settings on the printer driver and the registered media information on the printer to those of the new media.
  • When you set Media Type to Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte, Premium Fine Art Smooth or Matte Photo Paper from the Quality & Media pop-up menu of the print dialog, we recommend that you set Paper Size to 4 x 6, L, or "XXX (Margin 25)" in the print dialog.
    For information about printable ranges, refer to "Printing Area."