Question about Canon PIXMA MP530 All-In-One InkJet Printer
My Canon MP530 printer has 2 paper sources; a flat 'cassette' in the base and a near-vertical sheet feeder at the back. There is a button on the front of the printer which allows you to specify where you'd like the printer to take paper from.
When I put 6"x4" photo paper in the cassette, and press the button to specify the cassette, it jumps to the sheet feeder and prints on A4 from there instead. Removing the A4 from the sheet feeder in an attempt to force the printer to use whatever is in the cassette has no effect - it tells me the sheet feeder is out of paper. If I put A4 in the cassette it detects it and prints just fine.
I have been to the printer driver and made sure that the cassette is selected under 'paper source', but this has not helped.
I am using the "Easy Photoprint" software and this allows you to specify your paper size, type etc. I am guessing that this is not a paper pick-up issue (the printer has seen too little use to have coated the pickup wheels, and it picks up A4 ok). I think it is having difficulty detecting the smaller paper size although it previously printed onto 6x4 photo paper from the cassete without problems.
Anybody know how to fix this? What is the mechanism by which paper is detected, and how might it have failed?
Any assistance gratefully rceived.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I put the 4x6 in the bottom cassette. I place it with the shiny side down. Landscape is when the 6" length is front to back in the tray.
I use the cassette exclusively for 4x6 and use the back tray for all else. It works great.
Posted on May 25, 2008
AFter we tried everything, the paper we bought was apparently not quality controlled and mixed with different weights of paper that caused the error. We purchased another brand and have had no problems so far...
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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