Selecting Paper Types

Chapter 3

Using the Printer


Selecting Paper Types

One of the most important things you can do to assure the best possible
print quality from your bubble jet printer is to select the correct paper. Your
printer produces letter quality output on most plain bond papers, including
cotton bond and photocopying papers; it does not require special ink jet
papers. However, the print quality varies with different paper types. Be
sure to test a type of paper before you purchase a large quantity.

Plain Papers
The printer supports paper sizes of letter, legal, A4 and in portrait
orientation. You can use regular copier paper, cotton bond papers, and
typical letterhead. Always use paper without curls, folds, staples, or
damaged edges.

Canon Transparencies (CF-102) are recommended. They are available in
letter size.

Back Print Film
Canon Back Print Film (BF-102) has been specially developed for color
printing with Canon printers. The film is designed to deliver brilliant, high-
intensity images suitable for business presentations, design work, or
professional reports. Back print film is printed on the back side (the
nonglossy side of the film) in a mirror image and, for best results, is viewed
from the front or glossy side using a backlighting device. For more details,
ask a Canon Authorized Dealer for information or refer to the manual
supplied with the film.


If you are printing from an application outside Windows, your software
application or printer driver must support mirror image printing in order
to use back print film.

When selecting or loading paper, keep these guidelines in mind:

Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper can cause
paper jams and poor print quality.

Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multipart paper.

If the print density of your page is very high, light paper stock may
curl slightly due to the large amount of ink. If you need to print heavy
graphics, try printing on a heavier stock.

Do not use thicker paper than meets the specifications for this printer.
Printing with a paper that is thick enough to come in contact with the
print head nozzles may damage the print head.

For complete paper specifications, see Appendix A, Specifications.

Using the Printer