Paper

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Paper

For best results, use conventional 75 g/m

2

(20 lb) paper. Make sure that the paper is of good

quality and free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots, loose particles, dust, wrinkles, voids, and curled
or bent edges.

If you are unsure about what type of paper you are loading (such as bond or recycled),
check the label on the package of paper.

Some paper causes print quality problems, jamming, or damage to the printer.

Paper usage

Symptom

Problem with paper

Solution

Poor print quality or toner
adhesion.

Problems with feeding.

Too moist, too rough, too
smooth, or embossed.

Faulty paper lot.

Try another kind of paper:
between 100-250 Sheffield and
4-6 percent moisture content.

Check the printer and make
sure that the appropriate media
type has been selected.

Dropouts, jamming, or curl.

Stored improperly.

Store paper flat in its
moistureproof wrapping.

Increased gray background
shading.

Might be too heavy.

Use lighter paper.

Excessive curl.

Problems with feeding.

Too moist, wrong grain
direction, or short-grain
construction.

Use long-grain paper.

Print using the straight-through
output path.

Check the printer and make
sure that the appropriate media
type has been selected.

Jamming or damage to printer.

Cutouts or perforations.

Do not use paper with cutouts
or perforations.

Problems with feeding.

Ragged edges.

Use good quality paper.

ENWW

Guidelines for using media

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Note

The printer uses heat and pressure to fuse toner to the paper. Make sure that any colored
paper or preprinted forms use inks that are compatible with the printer temperature (200° C
(392° F) for 0.1 second).

Do not use letterhead that is printed with low-temperature inks, such as those used in some
types of thermography.

Do not use raised letterhead.

Do not use transparencies designed for Inkjet printers or other low temperature printers. Use
only transparencies that are specified for use with HP LaserJet printers.