Print Media Guidelines
Print media refers to paper, labels, envelopes, and Rough Surface paper among others. Your printer provides high-
quality printing on a variety of print media. Selecting the appropriate print media for your printer helps avoid
printing troubles. This section describes selecting and caring for print media.
Use only laser print media. Do not use ink jet paper in your printer.
For the best print quality, use 90 g/m
first before buying large quantities of any print media.
When loading paper, identify the recommended print side on the paper package, and load the paper accordingly. See
"Loading Print Media in Tray1 and the Optional 550-Sheet Feeder" and "Loading Print Media in the MPF" for
detailed loading instructions.
To ensure the best print quality and feed reliability, use 75 g/m
for general business use also provides acceptable print quality. Only use paper able to withstand high temperatures
without discoloring, bleeding, or releasing hazardous emissions. The laser printing process heats paper to high
temperatures. Check with the manufacturer or vendor to determine whether the paper you have chosen is
acceptable for laser printers.
It is recommended that you try a sample first before buying large quantities of any print media. When choosing any
print media, you should consider the weight, fiber content, and color.
The following paper types are not recommended for use with the printer:
Chemically treated paper used to make copies without carbon paper, also known as carbonless paper, carbonless
copy paper (CCP), or no carbon required (NCR) paper.
Preprinted paper with chemicals that may contaminate the printer.
Preprinted paper that can be affected by the temperature in the fusing unit.
Preprinted paper that requires a registration (the precise print location on the page) greater than ±0.09 inches,
such as optical character recognition (OCR) forms.
In some cases, you can adjust registration with your software program to successfully print on these forms.
Coated paper (erasable bond), synthetic paper, and thermal paper.
Rough-edged, rough or heavily textured surface paper, or curled paper.
Recycled paper containing more than 25 % post-consumer waste that does not meet DIN 19 309.
Multiple-part forms or documents.
Print quality may deteriorate (blank spaces or blotches may appear in the text) when printing on talc or acid paper.
Proper paper selection helps prevent jams and ensures trouble-free printing.
To help avoid jams or poor print quality:
Always use new, undamaged paper.
(24 lb) xerographic, grain long paper. It is recommended that you try a sample
(20 lb) xerographic paper. Business paper designed
Print Media Guidelines