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PIXMA iP4840

PIXMA iP4840

FAQ ID: 8200821800
Last modified: 10-Sep-10


FAQ: Media Types You Can Use

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Solution:


Choose paper suitable for printing, for the best print results. Canon provides you various types of paper to enhance the fun of printing, such as stickers as well as papers for photo or document. We recommend the use of Canon genuine paper for printing your important photos.

Media Types

Commercially available papers
  • Plain Paper (including recycled paper)

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Plain Paper
- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray: Approx. 150 sheets*1
Cassette: Approx. 150 sheets for A4, B5, A5, and Letter / 8.5" x 11"
- Paper Output Tray load limit -
Approx. 50 sheets
*1 A4, B5, A5, or Letter-sized plain paper can be loaded only when Rear tray is selected in Paper Source setting for Plain Paper.

NOTE
Proper feeding of paper may not be possible at the maximum capacity depending on the type of paper or environmental conditions (either very high or low temperature or humidity). In such cases, reduce the number of paper you load at a time to less than half (100% recycled paper can be used).

  • Envelopes

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Envelope
- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray:10 envelopes
- Paper Output Tray load limit -
We recommend that you remove the previously printed envelope from the Paper Output Tray before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.

NOTE
Feeding envelopes from the Cassette can damage the printer. Always load in the Rear Tray.

Canon genuine papers
Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the paper for detailed information on the printable side and notes on handling paper. For information on the page sizes available for each Canon genuine paper, visit our website.


NOTE
  • The Model Number of Canon genuine paper is shown in brackets.
  • You may not be able to purchase some Canon genuine papers depending on the country or region of purchase. Paper is not sold in the US by Model Number. Purchase paper by name.

For printing photos:

  • Photo Paper Pro Platinum <PT-101>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Photo Paper Pro Platinum

  • Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" <GP-501>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper

  • Photo Paper Glossy <GP-502>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper

  • Photo Paper Plus Glossy II <PP-201>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Photo Paper Plus Glossy II

  • Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss <SG-201>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss

  • Matte Photo Paper <MP-101>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Matte Photo Paper
- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray:
10 sheets for A4, Letter / 8.5" x 11", 5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm, and 8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm
20 sheets for 4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm
- Paper Output Tray load limit -
We recommend that you remove the previously printed sheet from the Paper Output Tray before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.

NOTE
  • Feeding this paper from the Cassette can damage the printer. Always load in the Rear Tray.
  • When loading paper in stacks, the print side may become marked as it is fed or paper may not feed properly. In this case, load one sheet at a time (except for Matte Photo Paper <MP-101>).

For printing business documents:

  • High Resolution Paper <HR-101N>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: High Resolution Paper
- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray: 80 sheets
- Paper Output Tray load limit -
50 sheets

NOTE
Feeding this paper from the Cassette can damage the printer. Always load in the Rear Tray.

For creating your own prints:

  • T-Shirt Transfers <TR-301>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: T-Shirt Transfers
  • Photo Stickers <PS-101>

- Media type settings -
Printer driver: Glossy Photo Paper
- Paper load limit -
Rear Tray: 1 sheet
- Paper Output Tray load limit -
We recommend that you remove the previously printed sheet from the Paper Output Tray before continuously printing to avoid blurs and discoloration.

NOTE
  • Feeding this paper from the Cassette can damage the printer. Always load in the Rear Tray.
  • You can easily specify print settings with Easy-PhotoPrint EX provided on the Setup CD-ROM. Install it on your computer.

Page Sizes

You can use the following page sizes.

NOTE
You can load plain paper of the following page sizes in the Cassette:
A4, B5, A5, and Letter sizes
Plain paper of other sizes cannot be loaded in the Cassette. Load them in the Rear Tray.

Standard sizes:

  • Letter (8.50 x 11.00 inches / 215.9 x 279.4 mm)
  • Legal (8.50 x 14.00 inches / 215.9 x 355.6 mm)
  • A5 (5.83 x 8.27 inches / 148.0 x 210.0 mm)
  • A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches / 210.0 x 297.0 mm)
  • B5 (7.17 x 10.12 inches / 182.0 x 257.0 mm)
  • 4" x 6" (4.00 x 6.00 inches / 10 x 15 cm)
  • 4" x 8" (4.00 x 8.00 inches / 101.6 x 203.2 mm)
  • 5" x 7" (5.00 x 7.00 inches / 13 x 18 cm)
  • 8" x 10" (8.00 x 10.00 inches / 20 x 25 cm)
  • L (3.50 x 5.00 inches / 89.0 x 127.0 mm)
  • 2L (5.00 x 7.01 inches / 127.0 x 178.0 mm)
  • Hagaki (3.94 x 5.83 inches / 100.0 x 148.0 mm)
  • Hagaki 2 (7.87 x 5.83 inches / 200.0 x 148.0 mm)
  • Comm. Env. #10 (4.12 x 9.50 inches / 104.6 x 241.3 mm)
  • DL Env. (4.33 x 8.66 inches / 110.0 x 220.0 mm)
  • Choukei 3 (4.72 x 9.25 inches / 120.0 x 235.0 mm)
  • Choukei 4 (3.54 x 8.07 inches / 90.0 x 205.0 mm)
  • Youkei 4 (4.13 x 9.25 inches / 105.0 x 235.0 mm)
  • Youkei 6 (3.86 x 7.48 inches / 98.0 x 190.0 mm)
  • Card (2.16 x 3.58 inches / 55.0 x 91.0 mm)
  • Wide (4.00 x 7.10 inches / 101.6 x 180.6 mm)

Non-standard sizes:
You can also specify a custom size within the following range.

  • Minimum size: 2.17 x 3.58 inches / 55.0 x 91.0 mm (Rear Tray)
  • Maximum size: 8.50 x 26.61 inches / 215.9 x 676.0 mm (Rear Tray)

Paper Weight

17 to 28 lb / 64 to 105 g/m2 (except for Canon genuine paper)
Do not use heavier or lighter paper (except for Canon genuine paper), as it could jam in the printer.

Notes on Storing Paper

  • Take out only the necessary number of paper from the package, just before printing.
  • To avoid curling, when you do not print, put unused paper back into the package and keep it on a level surface. And also, store it avoiding heat, humidity, and direct sunlight.

Notes on Paper for Full-page Borderless Printing

  • Duplex printing is not available for full-page borderless printing.
  • You cannot use A5, B5, and Legal-sized paper, and envelopes for full-page borderless printing.
  • You can use plain paper for full-page borderless printing. However, this may result in lower print quality. We recommend using plain paper for a trial print.

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