This section contains information about specifications for the quality of print media, guidelines for print
media usage, and guidelines for print media storage.
Some print media might meet all of the guidelines in this manual and still not produce satisfactory results.
This problem might be the result of improper handling, unacceptable temperature and humidity levels,
or other variables over which Hewlett-Packard has no control.
Before purchasing large quantities of print media, always test a sample and make sure that the print
media meets the requirements specified in this user guide and in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print
Media Guide. For ordering information, see
printer, requiring repair. This repair is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard warranty or service
This printer accepts a variety of media, such as cut-sheet paper (including up to 100% recycled-fiber-
content paper), envelopes, labels, transparencies, HP LaserJet glossy paper, HP LaserJet Tough
paper, HP LaserJet Photo paper, and custom-size paper. Properties such as weight, composition, grain,
and moisture content are important factors that affect printer performance and output quality. Print media
that does not meet the guidelines outlined in this manual can cause the following problems:
Poor print quality
Premature wear on the printer, requiring repair
Paper and print media
Curl in ream
For complete print-media specifications for all HP LaserJet printers, see the HP LaserJet Printer Family
Print Media Guide. To download the guide in PDF format, go to http://www.hp.com/support/ljpaperguide.
Using print media that does not meet HP specifications can cause problems for the
Use only paper designed for laser printers. Paper for inkjet printers may damage the
Accessories and ordering
5.5 pH to 8.0 pH
0.094 to 0.18 mm (3.0 to 7.0 mils)
Flat within 5 mm (0.02 in.)
Cut with sharp blades with no visible fray
Must not scorch, melt, offset, or release hazardous emissions
when heated to 210° C (410° F) for 0.1 second
4% to 6% by weight
100 to 250 Sheffield