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Card Stock & Label Guide
Laser Printers
January 2011
www.lexmark.com

Summary of Contents

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    Card Stock & Label Guide Laser Printers January 2011 www.lexmark.com...

  • Page 2: Edition Notice

    January 2011 The following paragraph does not apply to any country where such provisions are inconsistent with local law: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC., PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Printing on labels.............................19 Duplexing paper labels..........................19 Label components...........................21 Label design guidelines...........................23 Printer specifications..................30 Lexmark C500n............................30 Lexmark C510............................31 Lexmark C520, C522, and C524.......................32 Lexmark C530, C532, and C534.......................34 Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn....................36 Lexmark C720............................38 Lexmark C734 and C736..........................40 Contents...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Lexmark E220............................61 Lexmark E230, E232, E234(n), E330, and E332n..................62 Lexmark E238, E240, E240n, E340, and E342n..................63 Lexmark E250, E350, and E450n......................64 Lexmark E260, E260d, E260dn, E360d, E360dn, E460dn, E460dw, and E462dtn........65 Lexmark E320, E322..........................66 Lexmark E321, E323..........................67 Lexmark T420............................68 Lexmark T430............................70 Lexmark T520, T522..........................72...

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    Lexmark X642e............................104 Lexmark X644e, X646e..........................107 Lexmark X651de, X652de, X654de, X656de, and X658de..............109 Lexmark X734, X736, and X738......................113 Lexmark X782............................115 Lexmark X790............................117 Lexmark X850, X852e, and X854e......................119 Lexmark X860e, X862e, and X864e.......................121 Lexmark X925............................124 Lexmark X940 and X945........................126 Optra plus, 4039, 4029, 4019, WinWriter 600 printers.................127 Optra C..............................130...

  • Page 7: Overview, Introduction

    Overview Introduction Lexmark has many years of experience in successful card stock and label testing and education programs with print material vendors and converters. This document provides guidelines to help you select appropriate print materials for the following Lexmark laser printers.

  • Page 8: General Information, Paper And Label Industry, Print Volumes, Print Material Testing

    Your print materials supplier should be able to help develop your application or solve a problem you have with an existing application. In addition, Lexmark has worked with several suppliers and has business partners in this field. For technical assistance contact numbers, see the printer registration card, information on the printer CD, or visit the Lexmark Web site at support.lexmark.com.

  • Page 9: Design Factors

    An optional Universally Adjustable Tray designed for the Optra S, Optra T, and Lexmark T printer families prints on a range of paper sizes including A6 and 3 x 5-inch index cards, 3 x 7-inch punch cards, and 4 x 6-inch postcards.

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    Most label manufacturers recommend printing in a temperature range of 18–24°C (65–75°F) with relative humidity of 40–60%. Lexmark printers are designed to operate in a temperature range of 15.5–32°C (60 to 90°F) with relative humidity of 8 to 80%. Printing in an environment outside these recommendations may cause jams, feeding problems, reduced print quality, and predispensing (peeling) labels.

  • Page 11: Pick Roller Technology

    (if applicable) • use of printing media outside of Lexmark specifications • use of non-Lexmark supplies (such as toner cartridges and/or inkjet cartridges) • use of non-Lexmark product or component Pick roller technology Some printers have an auto compensator which feeds paper more reliably than the corner buckler system used by earlier printer models.

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    For the following printers, make sure perforations fall outside the 0.3–0.79-inch area on the leading edge of the media: Optra S, Optra T, T520, T522, T620, T622, T630, T632, T634, T640, T642, T644, T650, T652, T654, T656dne, X203, X204, X264, X363, X364, X463, X464, X466, X543, X544, X546dtn, X560n, X642e, X644e, X646e, X651, X652, X654, X656, X658, X734, X736, X738.

  • Page 13: Maintenance Procedures, Troubleshooting

    For the following printers, make sure perforations fall outside the 0.31–1.05-inch area on the leading edge of the media: C520, C522, C524, C530, C532, C534, C540, C543, C544, C546dtn, C734, C736, C750, C752, C760, C762, C770, C772, C780, C782. Maintenance procedures If the print quality begins to degrade when printing sheets of vinyl labels, we suggest you follow the three cleaning steps below: Print five sheets of paper.

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    Solutions to printing problems Problem Solution Print on heavy stock is Make sure the Paper Type setting is appropriate for your print material. (Card stock in excess blurred or out of focus. of 203 g/m [54-lb bond] may not produce acceptable print results.) Print five sheets of paper, wait approximately five seconds, and then print five more sheets of paper to remove any toner that may have accumulated.

  • Page 15: Card Stock, Weight

    Card stock Card stock is a rigid, stiff material that can have a wide variety of constructions. Orientation of paper fibers (grain direction), moisture content, thickness, texture, and other properties can significantly impact printing, as can preprinting, perforation, creasing, and other features common to forms. For example, preprinting introduces semi-liquid, volatile components that must withstand the high temperatures used in laser printing.

  • Page 16: Grain Orientation

    Card stock weights comparison Basis weight (lbs/ream) Bond Offset Cover Printing Bristol Index Bristol Metric 431.8 x 635 x 508 x 609.6 x equivalent 558.8 mm 965.2 mm 660.4 mm 571.5 x 889 mm 647.7 x 774.7 mm 914.4 mm (g/m (17 x 22 in.) (25 x 38 in.)

  • Page 17: Coatings

    For materials fed short edge first: Grain short is recommended for stock heavier than 135 g/m Grain long is recommended for stock lighter than 135 g/m Feed Feed direction direction Grain direction Grain direction For materials fed long edge first: Grain long is recommended for stock heavier than 135 g/m Grain short is recommended for stock lighter than 135 g/m Feed...

  • Page 18: Offset Powders

    Offset powders We do not recommend using offset powders or other foreign materials to speed drying. Offset powders are used by print shops to prevent printed pages from sticking together. Powder is usually sprayed on the printed page right before it reaches the stacker on the offset printing press.

  • Page 19: Labels, Label Characteristics, Printing On Labels, Duplexing Paper Labels

    Labels Labels (also called pressure-sensitive materials) are multi-ply materials consisting of a "sandwich" of various combinations of face sheets (printable stock), adhesives, and removable protective backings (liners). The multiple layers can result in thick, difficult-to-handle materials. Labels are among the most difficult print materials for any printer to reliably feed and print. The heat, pressure, and paper paths required by laser printers create a particularly difficult environment for printing labels.

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    The following graphics show the rib locations for the Optra S, Optra T, and Lexmark T, respectively. Optra S rib locations (rib width = 2 mm):...

  • Page 21: Label Components

    The following table shows which printers use a corner buckler and which use an auto compensator. Note: If your printer is not listed here, contact your Lexmark representative to verify which method your printer uses to separate sheets of labels.

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    Printers using an auto compensator • • 4019, 4029, 4039, 4049 Lexmark E230, E232, E234(n), E330, E332n, E260, E360, E460, C510, C520, C522, C524, C530, C532, C534, C540, • Lexmark E220, E320, E321, E322, E323, T420, W820, C734, C736, C750, C752, C760, C762, C770, C772, C780,...

  • Page 23: Label Design Guidelines

    The major adhesive-related printing problem is printer and cartridge contamination. The adhesives are semi-liquid and may contain volatile components. If the sheet jams in the fuser, the adhesive can melt, thereby contaminating parts of the printer or releasing fumes. To avoid exposing adhesive to the paper path guides, drive rollers, charge roller, photoconductor drum, transfer roller, and detack fingers, use full label sheets.

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    Die-cut labels are cut with a non-print area between each label. For best results, do not print within 2.3 mm (0.090 in.) of the edge of the label, of the perforations, or of the die-cuts of the label. If you are using a butt cut or die-cut label, then make sure adhesive contamination does not occur. Labels use varying levels and types of adhesive, as well as a variety of liner materials and facestock papers.

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    Leading Edge 8.5 in. 215.9 mm 0.094 in. 2.4 mm Liner edge Non-print area Stripped edge Waste strip 0.25 in (6.35 mm) 0.125 in. 0.33 in. 3 mm 8.38 mm 0.5 in. Top perforation 12.7 mm Driver edge 11 in. 279.4 mm 0.33 in.

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    The following diagram shows a recommended label design for the T640 and T650 laser printers. Labels...

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    The following diagram shows a recommended label design for laser printers, which use a different paper picking mechanism. Leading Edge 8.5 in. 215.9 mm 0.094 in. 2.4 mm Liner edge Non-print area Stripped edge 0.125 in. 0.33 in. 3 mm 8.38 mm 0.79 in.

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    • For Optra S, Optra T, and Lexmark T printers, a leading and trailing edge stripped area is recommended to be a maximum of 3 mm. This area is recommended to prevent adhesive being close to the edge, which can contaminate your printer.

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    • Due to the unique construction of integrated forms, you may experience stacking problems in the output bin. Contact your Lexmark marketing representative if you experience stacking problems with these forms. Note: Test some forms before purchasing large quantities. Labels...

  • Page 30: Printer Specifications, Lexmark C500n

    Printer specifications Lexmark C500n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C500n does not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C500n supports 90–210-g/m (24–55-lb) stock. Card stock and labels are supported from Tray 1 and Tray 2.

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    Lexmark C510 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C510 does not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C510 supports stocks up to 176 g/m . Feed labels from the standard tray only, which holds up to 80 sheets of labels or up to 120 sheets of card stock.

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    For the best print quality, always set the Paper Type to Card Stock. Lexmark C520, C522, and C524 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C520, C522, and C524 do not support vinyl or polyester labels.

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    Tray 1 supports approximately 120 sheets of card stock and Tray 2 supports approximately 250 sheets of card stock. The multipurpose feeder supports approximately 50 sheets of card stock or labels, and the manual feed slot accepts single sheets only. The following table lists the maximum weights supported. Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels*...

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    For more information, see “Pick roller technology” on page 11. Lexmark C530, C532, and C534 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C530, C532, and C534 do not support vinyl or polyester labels.

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    The Lexmark C530, C532, and C534 support stocks up to 176 g/m . Card stock and labels are supported from Tray 1, Tray 2, the manual feed slot, and the multipurpose feeder. Tray 1 supports approximately 120 sheets of card stock, and Tray 2 supports approximately 250 sheets of card stock.

  • Page 36: Lexmark C540, C543, C544, And C546dtn

    • For the best print quality, always set Paper Type to Card Stock. For more information, see “Pick roller technology” on page 11. Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn Notes: • Your printer may not have a 650-sheet duo drawer with an integrated multipurpose feeder.

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn do not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn support card stock weights up to 176 g/m .

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    For more information, see “Pick roller technology” on page 11. Lexmark C720 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C720 does not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C720 supports stocks up to 43 lb (163 g/m ).

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    Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels Paper source Index Bristol Cover Paper Vinyl Tray 1 (standard tray) — — 163 g/m 163 g/m 163 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the printer User's Guide. Media specifications Labels Width: 105–216 mm (4.1–8.5 in.)

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    For the best print quality, always set the Paper Type to Card Stock. Lexmark C734 and C736 Lexmark C734 and C736 support card stock and labels from the standard 550-sheet tray, an optional 550-sheet tray, the multipurpose tray, and an optional 550-sheet specialty media drawer.

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    Media specifications Labels Width: 76.2–216 mm (3–8.5 in.) Length: 123.8–355.6 mm (4.88–14 in.) Weight: 180–300 g/m (48–92 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 50–300 Sheffield* * 50–150 Sheffield is optimal. This printer may support labels with smoothness of less than 50 Sheffield such as coated paper, polyester, vinyl, or other synthetic facestock paper.

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    The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. The Lexmark C750 paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The Lexmark C750 trays, which hold approximately 500 sheets of 75 g/m paper, reliably feed all supported media.

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    Vinyl labels are supported only when printing environment and media are 20–32°C (68–90°F). Pressure-sensitive area must enter the printer first. For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark C750 Publications CD. The following table indicates the paper sizes each tray supports.

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    • “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark C752 The Lexmark C752 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The Lexmark C752 trays, which hold approximately 500 sheets of 75 g/m paper, reliably feed all supported media. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.

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    Vinyl labels are supported only when printing environment and media are 20–32°C (68–90°F). Pressure-sensitive area must enter the printer first. For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark C752 Publications CD. The following table indicates the paper sizes each tray supports.

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    Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. For more information, see the following: • “Pick roller technology” on page 11 • “Grain orientation” on page 16 • “Maintenance procedures” on page 13 • “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark C760 and C762 Printer specifications...

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    Lexmark C760 and C762 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: The optional 2,000-sheet drawer supports paper only. Print material specifications...

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    Card stock and label guidelines Labels are one of the most difficult print materials for laser printers. A fuser equipped with a web oiler may be required for label applications to optimize feed reliability. Contact your local service representative for ordering information. If you print large quantities of labels or other glossy print media, replace the fuser housing with a web oiler (P/N 56P1555 for a 115 V printer or P/N 56P1556 for a 220 V printer).

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    Lexmark C770, C772, C780, and C782 The Lexmark C770, C772, C780, and C782 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following tables list the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: The optional 2000-sheet drawer supports plain and glossy paper.

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    “Maintenance procedures” on page 13 • “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark C790 Lexmark C790 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following tables list the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Printer specifications...

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    Overview of card stock support Card stock (grain long/grain short) Index Bristol Cover Paper source grain long grain short grain long grain short grain long grain short Standard and optional 163 g/m 199 g/m 163 g/m 203 g/m 176 g/m 216 g/m 550-sheet trays Multipurpose feeder...

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    — 180 g/m Multipurpose feeder — — 163 g/m 163 g/m 180 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark C910 Publications CD. Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: 120–180 g/m (32–...

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C912 supports stocks up to 216 g/m The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the standard tray and the multipurpose feeder.

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    Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels Paper source Index Bristol Paper Vinyl Standard tray — — 180 g/m Multipurpose feeder 216 g/m 180 g/m 300 g/m Media Specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: 180 g/m Thickness:...

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C920 supports stocks up to 216 g/m The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the standard tray and the multipurpose feeder.

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    • For the best print quality, always set the Paper Type to Card Stock in the Paper Menu. Lexmark C925 Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels.

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    Overview of card stock support Card stock (grain long/grain short) Index Bristol Cover Paper source grain long grain short grain long grain short grain long grain short Standard 150-sheet 120 g/m 163 g/m 120 g/m 163 g/m 135 g/m 176 g/m tray Standard 250- and 120 g/m...

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. Lexmark C935 supports card stock up to 220 g/m The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark E120 supports stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels.

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    (16–43 lb) Manual feed — 135–163 g/m (up to 90 lb) 60–163 g/m (16–43 lb) For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark E220 Publications CD. Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight:...

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    163 g/m 163 g/m Manual feed — — 163 g/m 163 g/m 163 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark E220 Publications CD. Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: Up to 163 g/m...

  • Page 62: Lexmark E230, E232, E234(n), E330, And E332n

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark E230, E232, E234(n), E330, and E332n support paper and label stock from 60–90 g/m (24 lb) and card stock up to 163 g/m (43 lb).

  • Page 63: Lexmark E238, E240, E240n, E340, And E342n

    Lexmark E238, E240, E240n, E340, and E342n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The printer supports stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). You can load up to 50 label sheets in Tray 1. Card stock must be sent through the manual feeder one sheet at a time.

  • Page 64: Lexmark E250, E350, And E450n

    Lexmark E250, E350, and E450n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The printer supports paper and label stock from 60–90 g/m and index card stock up to 163 g/m (43 lb).

  • Page 65: Lexmark E260, E260d, E260dn, E360d, E360dn, E460dn, E460dw, And E462dtn

    Lexmark E260, E260d, E260dn, E360d, E360dn, E460dn, E460dw, and E462dtn Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The printer supports paper and label stock from 60–90 g/m and index card stock up to 163 g/m (43 lb).

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark E320 and Lexmark E322 support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels.

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark E321 and Lexmark E323 support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels.

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    Lexmark T420 The Lexmark T420 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The Lexmark T420 supports stocks up to 60-199 g/m (16–53 lb). The standard tray is designed to handle 100 sheets of heavy labels, but its capacity may be reduced due to the thickness of some labels. The multipurpose feeder can feed up to 30 sheets of dual-web or integrated labels and 10 sheets of card stock.

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    Media specifications Labels Width: 76.2–216 mm (3.0–8.5 in.) Length: 127–355.6 mm (5–14 in.) Weight: Up to 199 g/m (53 lb) Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) Smoothness: 100–400* Sheffield * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock Weight: Up to 163 g/m...

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    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark T430 The Lexmark T430 prints on paper office labels designed for laser printers. Limit label printing to occasional use. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark T430 supports stocks from 60–163 g/m (16-43 lb).

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    Media specifications Labels Width: 76.2–216 mm (3.0–8.5 in.) Length: 127–355.6 mm (5–14 in.) Weight: Up to 199 g/m (53 lb) Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) Smoothness: 100–400* Sheffield * 150 - 250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock Weight: Up to 163 g/m...

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    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark T520, T522 The Lexmark T520 and T522 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.

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    Lexmark T520 and T522 tray, which holds 250 or 500 sheets of 20-lb xerographic paper, reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers.

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    Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. For more information, see the following: • “Pick roller technology” on page 11 • “Grain orientation” on page 16 • “Maintenance procedures” on page 13 • “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark T620, T622 Printer specifications...

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    The Lexmark T620 and T622 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Print material specifications Range or maximum weight supported Multipurpose feeder...

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    “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 7-inch forms, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers. Note: Optional 250-sheet Universally Adjustable Trays support forms with a minimum length of 7 inches on both the T620 and T622.

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    It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark “Converter Lists” to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the T620 and T622 is P/N 18A1467.

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    Print material specifications Range or maximum weight supported Multipurpose feeder Print material 250-sheet and 500-sheet trays optional 250-sheet drawer Paper Xerographic or business paper 60–176 g/m 60–135 g/m (grain long) (16–47 lb bond) (16–36 lb bond) Card stock Index Bristol 163 g/m (90 lb) 120 g/m...

  • Page 79

    The Lexmark T630, T632, and T634 paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The standard Lexmark T630, T632, and T634 tray, which holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper, reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9.

  • Page 80

    It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark “Converter Lists” to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the T630, T632, and T634 is P/N 56P2109. (Cartridges designed for duplex label printing contain two wax wipers.

  • Page 81

    Lexmark T640, T642, T644 The Lexmark T640, T642, and T644 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Overview of card stock and label support...

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    The Lexmark T640, T642, and T644 paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The standard Lexmark T640, T642, and T644 tray holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper and reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9.

  • Page 83: Lexmark T650, T652, T654, And T656dne

    “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark T650, T652, T654, and T656dne The Lexmark T650, T652, T654, and T656dne print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 84

    “Dimensions” on page 9. For difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers. Note: Optional 200-sheet Universally Adjustable Trays can be used to print forms with a minimum length of five inches when installed either in the integral tray location or in a 200-sheet drawer under a 200-sheet integral tray.

  • Page 85

    It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark "Converter Lists" to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the T650, T652, T654, and T656dne is P/N 40X2666.

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    “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark W812 The Lexmark W812 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Overview of card stock and label support...

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark W820 supports stocks up to 163 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2, or 3, each of which can hold up to 250 sheets of labels or card stock.

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    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark W840 supports stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2, or the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 89

    Media specifications Labels Width: 89–297 mm (3.5–11.7 in.) Length: 99–432 mm (3.9–17 in.) Weight: 64–216 g/m Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock Width: 89–297 mm (3.5–11.7 in.)

  • Page 90

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark W850 supports stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2 or the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 91

    • Do not use label sheets with a slick backing material. • Do not print within 1 mm (0.040 in.) of the die-cut. • Use full label sheets. Partial sheets may cause labels to peel off during printing, resulting in a paper jam. Partial sheets will also contaminate your printer and your cartridge with adhesive, and could void your printer and cartridge warranties.

  • Page 92: Lexmark X203n And X204n

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend printing more than 20 pages of labels a month. For best results, feed labels from the paper tray. The Lexmark X203n and X204n printer models support stocks up to 90 g/m (24 lb).

  • Page 93

    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark X215 The Lexmark X215 prints on paper office labels designed for use with laser printers. Labels can be fed only from the manual bypass feeder. Card stock and labels must be fed one sheet at a time through the manual bypass feeder.

  • Page 94

    Up to 163 g/m (90 lb) Up to 163 g/m (100 lb) * Card stock can be fed only from the manual bypass feeder. For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark X215 User's Guide. Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.)

  • Page 95: Lexmark X264dn, X363dn, X364dn, And X364dw

    Load card stock into the manual bypass feeder with the recommended print side faceup and the top edge going in first. Lexmark X264dn, X363dn, X364dn, and X364dw Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl, pharmacy, or polyester labels.

  • Page 96

    Overview of card stock and label support Card Stock Labels Paper source Index Bristol Cover Paper Standard tray — — — 90 g/m Optional 250-sheet tray — — — 90 g/m Optional 550-sheet tray Manual feeder — 163 g/m 163 g/m 90 g/m Multipurpose feeder Card stock should be grain short and set to exit the rear door.

  • Page 97

    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark X422 The Lexmark X422 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. Card stock is supported from the multipurpose feeder, and labels are supported from the standard tray.

  • Page 98: Lexmark X463de, X464de, X466dte, And X466dtwe

    Load card stock into the multipurpose feeder with the recommended print side faceup and the top edge going in first. Lexmark X463de, X464de, X466dte, and X466dtwe Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl, pharmacy, or polyester labels.

  • Page 99

    The printer and duplex path support 60–90 g/m (16–24 lb) paper weights. The multipurpose feeder supports 60– 163 g/m (16–43 lb) paper weights. You can load up to 50 label sheets in the standard tray and optional trays. You can load up to 15 paper labels and up to 10 sheets of card stock in the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 100: Lexmark X500 And X502n

    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark X500 and X502n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark X500 and X502n do not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark X500 and X502n support 90–210 g/m (24–55 lb) stock.

  • Page 101: Lexmark X543, X544, And X546dtn

    For more information on the supported media sizes, see the printer User's Guide on the publications CD. Lexmark X543, X544, and X546dtn Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for use with laser printers. Lexmark X543, X544, and X546dtn do not support vinyl or polyester labels.

  • Page 102

    Card stock Labels Paper source Grain direction Index Bristol Cover Paper Optional 250-sheet grain long 120 g/m 120 g/m 135 g/m 131 g/m drawer grain short 163 g/m 163 g/m 176 g/m Optional 500-sheet grain long 120 g/m 120 g/m 135 g/m 131 g/m drawer...

  • Page 103

    Lexmark X560 The Lexmark X560 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: Scanning large quantities of labels is not recommended. Overview of card stock and label support...

  • Page 104: Lexmark X642e

    Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. Lexmark X642e The Lexmark X642e prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 105

    The Lexmark X642e paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The standard Lexmark X642e tray holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper and reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9.

  • Page 106

    It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark "Converter Lists" to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the X642e is P/N 40X2666 (Cartridges designed for duplex label printing contain two wax wipers.

  • Page 107: Lexmark X644e, X646e

    Lexmark X644e, X646e The Lexmark X644e and X646e print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: Scanning large quantities of labels is not recommended.

  • Page 108

    The Lexmark X644e and X646e paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The standard Lexmark X644e and X646e trays hold 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper and reliably feed all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9.

  • Page 109: Lexmark X651de, X652de, X654de, X656de, And X658de

    Lexmark X651de, X652de, X654de, X656de, and X658de The Lexmark X651de, X652de, X654de, X656de, and X658de print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 110

    550 sheets of bond paper, and reliably feed all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers. Notes: •...

  • Page 111

    It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark “Converter Lists” to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label. You must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the X651de, X652de, X654de, and X656de printers is P/N 40X2666 (cartridges designed for duplex label printing contain two wax wipers).

  • Page 112

    When printing on card stock: • Set the Paper Type to Card Stock in the Paper Menu. • Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. For more information, see the following: • “Pick roller technology” on page 11 •...

  • Page 113

    Lexmark X734, X736, and X738 Lexmark X734, X736, and X738 printer models support card stock and labels from the standard 550-sheet tray, an optional 550-sheet tray, the multipurpose tray, and the optional 550-sheet specialty media drawer. Note: The optional 2,000-sheet tray does not support card stock or labels.

  • Page 114

    Media specifications Labels Width: 76–216 mm (3–8.5 in.) Length: 124–356 mm (4.88–14 in.) Weight: 180–300 g/m (48–92 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 50–300 Sheffield* * 50–150 Sheffield is optimal. This printer may support labels with smoothness of less than 50 Sheffield such as coated paper, polyester, vinyl, or other synthetic facestock paper.

  • Page 115

    Lexmark X782 The Lexmark X782 can print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following tables list the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: The optional 2000-sheet drawer supports plain and glossy paper.

  • Page 116

    Media specifications Labels Thickness: 0.102–0.305 mm (0.004–0.012 in.) Smoothness: 50–300* Sheffield * 50–150 Sheffield is optimal. This printer may support labels with smoothness of less than 50 Sheffield such as coated paper, polyester, vinyl, or other synthetic facestock papers. Using media higher than 200 Sheffield could result in print quality degradation.

  • Page 117

    Lexmark X790 Lexmark X790 supports card stock and labels from the standard 550-sheet tray, an optional 550-sheet tray, and the multipurpose feeder. Note: The optional 2,000-sheet drawer does not support card stock or labels. Overview of card stock support Card stock...

  • Page 118

    Overview of label support Labels 1, 2 Paper source Paper Dual-web paper Polyester Vinyl Standard and optional 550-sheet trays 180 g/m 180 g/m 220 g/m 300 g/m Multipurpose feeder 199 g/m 199 g/m 220 g/m 260 g/m Vinyl labels are supported only when the printing environment and media are 20–32.2°C (68–90°F). The skew performance of heavy vinyl labels may be enhanced by feeding from an optional 500-sheet drawer if placement of the image is critical.

  • Page 119: Lexmark X850, X852e, And X854e

    Load card stock into the multipurpose feeder with the recommended print side faceup and the top edge entering the printer first. Lexmark X850, X852e, and X854e Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. Paper labels are supported in Tray 1, Tray 2, and the manual bypass feeder.

  • Page 120

    Overview of card stock and label support Tray 1 Tray 2 Multipurpose feeder Labels 64–105 g/m 64–216 g/m 64–216 g/m Card stock 64–105 g/m 64–216 g/m 64–216 g/m Media specifications Labels Width: 89–297 mm (3.5–11.7 in.) Length: 99–432 mm (3.9–17 in.) Weight: 64–216 g/m Thickness:...

  • Page 121: Lexmark X860e, X862e, And X864e

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark X860e, X862e, and X864e support stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2 or the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 122

    Media specifications Labels Width: 89–297 mm (3.5–11.7 in.) Length: 99–432 mm (3.9–17 in.) Weight: 64-216 g/m Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock Width: 89–297 mm (3.5–11.7 in.)

  • Page 123

    • We recommend the use of grain short card stock. • Load card stock into the manual bypass feeder with the recommended print side faceup and the top edge going in first. Printer specifications...

  • Page 124

    Lexmark X925 Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. Trays and the multipurpose feeder support card stock. The multipurpose feeder supports card stocks up to 256 g/m Always feed labels from the standard 150-sheet tray or the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 125

    Overview of label support Labels Paper source Paper Vinyl Standard 150-sheet tray Not applicable 131 g/m Multipurpose feeder Occasional use up to 131 g/m 256 g/m Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–356 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: 120–128 g/m Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.)

  • Page 126

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. Lexmark X940 and X945 support stocks up to 220 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2, or 3. We recommend printing on grain long card stock.

  • Page 127: Optra Plus, 4039, 4029, 4019, Winwriter 600 Printers

    Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Set the paper type to Labels in the Paper Menu. • Do not use label sheets with a slick backing material. • Do not print within 1 mm (0.04 in.) of the die-cut, the edge of the label or the perforations, or between the die- cuts.

  • Page 128

    As the following table indicates, the paper tray capacities vary depending on the print material construction. See your printer documentation for additional specifications. Estimated tray capacities for labels Label material 200-sheet heavy duty tray 500-sheet card stock & label tray Paper, dual web 125 sheets 250 sheets...

  • Page 129

    Forms supported (11-inch card stock and label trays) Integrated forms Dual web forms Pressure-sensitive area Pressure-sensitive area Media Paper base Paper base 200-sheet heavy duty tray 140–175 g/m 140–175 g/m 75–135 g/m 75–135 g/m (20–36 lb bond) (20–36 lb bond) 500-sheet tray (450 grams) —...

  • Page 130

    Note that 4039 print cartridges are not recommended for general use in Optra printers, since they cannot provide the 1200 dpi quality desirable for graphics and gray scaling. Using third party, non-Lexmark cartridges and fuser cleaners can void the printer warranty. Using refilled non-Lexmark cartridges can result in toner build-up in the printer, which increases the potential of toner contamination.

  • Page 131

    Card stock and labels are not supported from any of the paper trays. For paper and transparency specifications, see the printer User's Guide. Optra C710 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels.

  • Page 132

    Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Use only label sheets that have no gaps between the labels. Acceptable labels Unacceptable labels • From the operator panel or from MarkVision Professional, set the Paper Type to Labels. •...

  • Page 133

    Optra Color 1200 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Optra Color 1200 supports stock up to 163 g/m (43 lb). Always feed labels and card stock from the multipurpose feeder. The multipurpose feeder holds up to 50 sheets of labels or card stock.

  • Page 134

    Optra E, Ep Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Optra E and Optra Ep support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). Tray 1 can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by Tray 1 and the manual feed slot.

  • Page 135

    Optra E310, E312 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Optra E310 and Optra E312 support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels.

  • Page 136: Optra Es Special Media Printer

    Optra Es special media printer The Optra Es printer has highly precise print registration and excellent feeding reliability. It was designed to handle a wide range of paper and card stock weights, as well as continuous printing of labels. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by Tray 1 and the manual feed slot. Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels...

  • Page 137

    Tray specifications Maximum stack Source Print media height Input capacity Output capacity Tray 1 Paper 20 lb bond 15 mm (0.6 in.) 150 sheets 100 sheets 24 lb bond 15 mm (0.6 in.) 100 sheets 100 sheets Labels Paper 13 mm (0.5 in.) 70 sheets 70 sheets Vinyl...

  • Page 138

    Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels Paper source Index Bristol Cover Paper Vinyl Multipurpose feeder — — — — 150 g/m Manual feed tray — — — — 150 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the printer User's Guide. Media specifications Labels Width:...

  • Page 139

    Overview of label support Labels Paper source Paper Vinyl Dual web Integrated Multipurpose feeder 120–180 g/m 260–300 g/m 140–180 g/m 140–175 g/m 250-sheet label tray 120–180 g/m 260–300 g/m 140–180 g/m 140–175 g/m The 250-sheet label tray option accommodates plain paper, transparencies, simple paper labels, dual web paper labels, and vinyl labels.

  • Page 140

    • For best results when using the multipurpose feeder, dual web and integrated labels should be fed paper-end first. • For best results when using the 250-sheet label tray, dual web and integrated labels should be fed label-end first. When printing on card stock: •...

  • Page 141

    Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–356 mm (11–14 in.) Weight: 120–128 g/m (32–34 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Optra S Optra S 1250, S 1255, S 1620, S 1625, S 1650, S 1855, S 2420, S 2450, S 2455, Se 3455 The following table lists the maximum weights supported by each of the printer trays.

  • Page 142

    Range or maximum weight supported Multipurpose feeder and optional Print material 250-sheet and 500-sheet trays 250-sheet drawer Labels Paper 180 g/m (48 lb bond) 163 g/m (43 lb bond) Dual-Web Paper 180 g/m (48 lb bond) 163 g/m (43 lb bond) Vinyl 300 g/m (92 lb liner)

  • Page 143

    “Dimensions” on page 9. If specialty media does not conform to these guidelines, we recommend using the 250-sheet special media tray option, P/N 43H5410, to prevent double sheet feeds. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media tray and drawer options.

  • Page 144

    Duplexing of specially designed duplex labels is only supported in the S1855. You must also use a specially designed wax fuser cleaner (P/N 99A1082) with this application. The cartridge containing this special wax fuser cleaner should be ordered when cartridge replacements are needed. Print cartridge with label fuser cleaner Yield Coverage...

  • Page 145

    Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: 120–163 g/m (32–43 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock Weight: Up to 163 g/m...

  • Page 146

    Range or maximum weight supported Multipurpose feeder and Print material 250-sheet and 500-sheet trays optional 250-sheet drawer Card stock Index Bristol 199 g/m (110 lb) 163 g/m (90 lb) (grain short 203 g/m (125 lb) 163 g/m (100 lb) Cover 216 g/m (80 lb) 176 g/m...

  • Page 147

    T tray, which holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper, reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers.

  • Page 148

    When printing on card stock: • Set the Paper Type to Card Stock in the Paper Menu. • Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. When feeding labels, the number of labels per sheet can affect registration more than basis weight. Typically, the more labels per sheet, the better the registration.

  • Page 149

    * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–356 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: Up to 163 g/m Index Bristol (90 lb) Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: •...

  • Page 150: Glossary

    Glossary Adhesive contamination Migration of adhesive away from a label, which can cause printer contamination. Also known as glue contamination. Anvil cuts Cuts that penetrate both the face stock and the liner of a label. Auto compensator A gear-driven pick arm suspended by a counterbalance spring that allows the printer to automatically adjust the pick force necessary for different types of print materials.

  • Page 151

    (as opposed to printers that center paper in the path), the edge of the print material that is positioned next to the hardware reference and that is driven by the rollers in the printer. For most Lexmark printers, the driver edge is the left edge of a portrait page.

  • Page 152

    Pick The mechanical action the printer performs to remove one sheet of material from the tray. Pick roller The roller that assists in picking a sheet of material from the tray. Pull strength See “Release” on page 152. Release The ability of adhesive to resist label peeling during the printing process. Rollback The lifting of labels from the backing during the printing process.

  • Page 153

    Vellum finish A finish with a rough surface similar to eggshell and antique finishes. A vellum finish is relatively absorbent, providing good ink penetration. Wash boarding Waviness in the stock that gives a rippled appearance to the material; generally moisture related. Zone coating Placing adhesive in selected areas only.

  • Page 154: Index

    Index form design 11, 9 moisture content 151 fumes 9, 23 adhesives fuser cleaner contamination 19, 21, 23 Optra Plus and 4039 printers 130 notices 2 integrated forms 23 Optra S 143 label component 21 oil bleed 29 grain orientation 16 orientation 11 backing 21 bar codes 11...

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