Card stock and heavy media

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Card stock and heavy media

You can print many types of card stock from the paper input tray, including index cards and
postcards. Some card stock performs better than others because its construction is better
suited for feeding through a laser printer.

For optimum printer performance, do not use paper heavier than 157 g/m

2

(42 lb). Paper that

is too heavy might cause misfeeds, stacking problems, paper jams, poor toner fusing, poor
print quality, or excessive mechanical wear.

Note

You might be able to print on heavier paper if you do not fill the input tray to capacity and if
you use paper with a smoothness rating of 100-180 Sheffield.

Card stock construction

Smoothness: 135-157 g/m

2

(36-42 lb) card stock should have a smoothness rating of

100-180 Sheffield. 60-135 g/m

2

(16-36 lb) card stock should have a smoothness rating

of 100-250 Sheffield.

Construction: Card stock should lie flat with less than 5 mm (0.2 in.) of curl.

Condition: Make sure that the card stock is not wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged.

Sizes: Only use card stock within the following size ranges:

Minimum: 76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 in.)

Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14.0 in.)

Card stock guidelines

Set margins at least 2 mm (0.08 in.) away from the edges.