Handling and using special paper
The machine is designed to work well with xerographic and bond paper. However, some paper variables may
have an effect on print quality or handling reliability. Always test samples of paper before purchasing to
ensure desirable performance. Store paper in its original packaging and keep it sealed. Keep the paper flat
and away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat.
Some important guidelines when selecting paper are:
If you use bond paper, paper with a rough surface or paper that is wrinkled or creased, the paper may
exhibit degraded performance.
Types of paper to avoid
Some types of paper may not perform well or may cause damage to your machine.
DO NOT use paper:
• that is highly textured
• that is extremely smooth or shiny
• that is curled or warped
1 A curl of 2 mm or greater may cause jams to occur.
• that is coated or has a chemical finish. When using coated paper, such as glossy paper, the paper may
become dirty because the ink does not dry.
• that is damaged, creased or folded
• that exceeds the recommended weight specification in this guide
• with tabs and staples
• that is multipart or carbonless
If you use any of the types of paper listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage is not
covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement.