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New Contributor
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Registered: ‎01-16-2016

printing on glossy paper

Hi everyone

I've been trying to set my printer so that I'm able to print on glossy paper in A4 size. But my printer won't allow me to do this as it says the size doesn't match the paper type. I have tried just using regular paper settings but when I do this the black ink smudges and I am told when set to glossy paper the black ink won't smudge. Does anyone know how I can make my printer understand that I'm using an A4 piece of glossy paper and not regular sized photo paper? Sorry if this question seems stupid.

I'm using a Pixma MG2550

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-14-2016

Re: printing on glossy paper

I had this problem with a Pixma MG2450. Canon support told me that my printer did Not support printing photos on A4 glossy paper.

My solution was to load photo glossy paper, then set the printer to A4 Plain paper and document, click print.

The machine printed a photograph on photo glossy paper.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-02-2016

Re: printing on glossy paper

I have an MG6853 that will not print on glossy photo paper. It thinks the tray is empty. I have tried setting as plain paper but to no avail. Any ideas please?

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-14-2016

Re: printing on glossy paper

Sorry Chris, I have no idea. I suggest you contact Canon Support on that one.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-02-2016

Re: printing on glossy paper

Thanks for your swift reply. However still waiting to hear from Canon Support.

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-14-2016

Re: printing on glossy paper

Found this elsewhere on the forum. Hope it helps.

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Michael
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Registered: ‎10-16-2012
 
Re: MX922 says paper tray is empty when it's not

Hello.

 

The printer will feed from the upper tray when a smaller size has been sent to the printer.  Check the settings in your program to make sure that the correct size has been specified before printing.

 

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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-02-2016

Re: printing on glossy paper

Thanks. With a bit of fiddling I manged to get it to print on glossy photo paper but only on one side. It jammed when I tried to print on both sides! Progress of a sort.

 

Best regards,

 

Chris

 

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-20-2017

Re: printing on glossy paper

Are u really give this a stupid solution of this simple problem ??? Don't feel bad, but if u want to print photos in A4 gloossy paper, you must select the paper glossy, but that stupid machine making engineer (CANON MG2570S) do not know that A4 glossy paper exist in the market. He sets the machine in such a way that machine only feed 4*7 & 5*7  photo glossy paper,if u want to print a photo in A4 glossy paper, the stupid machine indicates wrong paper (paper select in glossy) with an **bleep** error code. Again if u want to print photos in A4 gloosy paper, you must select the plain paper then photo will be print, resulting lowest & lowest photo quality output. when the machine feed 4*7 & 5*7 photo glossy paper, the photo output is execellent comparing to A4 gloosy paper. lastly i have to say one thing   the stupid machine name CANON MG2570S doesn't support support A4 gloosy paper.

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-13-2017

Re: printing on glossy paper

Hi Every one,

 

I own a Canon E3170 PIXMA 3in one inkjet printer, I was trying to set up print on a glossy A4 paper - but the machine dosn't allow to select it - when #Canon will address this issue?

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Registered: ‎10-25-2012

Re: printing on glossy paper

Hi imraghu79!


Welcome to The Canon Community, and thank you for your post!

We appreciate your participation, however we need to let you know that the Canon Community is hosted and moderated within the United States by Canon USA. We are only able to provide support for Canon products manufactured for and used within the US market, and the printer you've mentioned is a model that is not supported by Canon USA.

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