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HP Laserjet,Color Laserjet 1600 User Manual: Media-handling Problems; Print-media Guidelines; Solving Print-media Problems

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Media-handling problems

Use the information in this section when the device experiences media-handling problems.

Print-media guidelines

For best results, make sure that the paper is of good quality, and free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots,
loose particles, dust, wrinkles, voids, staples, and curled or bent edges.
For best-quality color printing, use a smooth type of paper. Generally, smoother media produces
better results.
If you are unsure what type of paper you are loading (such as bond or recycled), check the label
on the package of paper.
Do not use media that is designed for Inkjet printers only. Use media that is designed for color
LaserJet printers.
Do not use letterhead paper that is printed with low-temperature inks, such as those used in some
types of thermography.
Do not use raised or embossed letterhead.
The device 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 this fusing temperature (210° C or 410° F for
0.2 second).

Solving print-media problems

The following problems with paper cause print quality deviations, jamming, or even damage to the
Poor print quality or toner adhesion
Dropouts, jamming, or curl
Excessive curl
Failure to follow these guidelines could cause jams or damage to the device.
The paper is too moist, too rough, too
heavy or too smooth, or it is embossed
or from a faulty paper lot.
The paper has been stored incorrectly.
The paper has variability from one side
to the other.
The paper is too moist, has the wrong
grain direction, or is of short-grain
The paper varies from side-to-side.
Verify that the appropriate media type
was selected in the printer driver.
Try another kind of paper, between 100
and 250 Sheffield, 4% to 6% moisture
Store paper flat in its moisture-proof
Turn the paper over.
Verify that the appropriate media type
was selected in the printer driver.
Try printing on media from a new or
different package.
Use long-grain paper.
Turn the paper over.
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