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  • Page 1 Color Materials Usage Guide...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Office digital copying and printing ....19 Xerox Papers and Xerox Digital Copier/Printers ... . . 20 Visit our website at www.xerox.com...
  • Page 4 How to Order Paper like a Pro ......21 Usage Guidelines for Xerox Color Copiers and Printers ..34 Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, How paper is categorized –...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Color Materials Usage Guide explores the options and shows you how to specify the right paper for the best results. Visit our website at www.xerox.com...
  • Page 6: About This Guide

    About this guide Symbols Terminology Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, The following symbols have been used to help you quickly find information you need. The Key indicates that the information provided is important for you to know.
  • Page 7: About Paper

    Information now moves more rapidly, we work faster, and generate more paper documents. Paper is more important today than ever, as advanced print technology and desktop publishing applications enable users to create more sophisticated, professional-looking documents from their desktop computers. Visit our website at www.xerox.com ABOUT PAPER...
  • Page 8: What Happens When Dry Ink Meets Paper

    In xerography, dry ink is heat fused onto paper fibers. Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, How dry ink interacts with a paper’s surface directly influences how ideas are translated into the tones and values that make up an image.
  • Page 9: Important Paper Properties For Color Xerography

    If it has poor formation, it will appear splotchy and uneven. Hint: Fiber formation is especially important when documents include photographs or have high ink coverage. For best results, select a paper that has good formation. Visit our website at www.xerox.com ABOUT PAPER...
  • Page 10 ABOUT PAPER Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, • Grain Direction – The grain of a paper is the direction in which most of the fibers lie. During the paper-making process, the majority of the paper fibers align parallel with one another.
  • Page 11 They may also crack or blister when folded (even when scored). Hint: When choosing paper, select stocks that are within recommended range for the print technology being used. Test the paper by folding a sample document. Visit our website at www.xerox.com ABOUT PAPER...
  • Page 12 ABOUT PAPER Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, • Finish/Smoothness – Finish is the smoothness or roughness of a paper’s surface. Finish may be controlled by the surface (wire or felt) pattern used to carry the pulp mixture through the...
  • Page 13 Hint: The specks in recycled papers may interfere with some images and fine type in documents. Although Xerox is a supporter of recycled papers, we recommend non-recycled papers when copying or printing...
  • Page 14: Optical Paper Qualities That Influence Image Quality

    ABOUT PAPER Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Optical paper qualities that influence image quality The performance of dry ink is affected by the following paper characteristics: Shade - Opacity - Brightness - Reflectivity •...
  • Page 15: Reliability

    Xerox papers are manufactured with built-in curl control and work well when loaded into the paper trays in the correct curl direction.
  • Page 16 ABOUT PAPER Paper feeding hints Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, If the wrapper on a ream of paper is not marked with an arrow showing the wire side of the paper, the side of the paper facing the seam of the package is the wire side.
  • Page 17: Moisture Content

    Electrical properties should be balanced to prevent deletions under humid conditions, or background (spots/streaks) and static under dry conditions. Xerox papers have the correct balance to provide you with optimum performance. Surface strength For a paper to have acceptable surface strength, fibers and chemicals must be bonded well to its surface.
  • Page 18: Friction Coefficient

    ABOUT PAPER Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Friction coefficient This term refers to the frictional differences between two adjacent sheets of paper and between paper and the copier/printer feed rolls or belts. Since most Xerox digital color copier/printers are designed with friction feeders, the correct frictional properties of the paper are important in order that friction be uniform throughout each sheet.
  • Page 19: Paper Storage

    Do not open the sealed reams of paper until the paper is to be loaded into the copier/printer. Leave the paper in the original ream wrapper, and leave the reams in the shipping carton. The ream wrapper contains an inner lining which protects the paper from moisture.
  • Page 20: Stacking

    ABOUT PAPER Air conditioned Non-air conditioned Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Stacking If the cartons or individual reams are to be stacked, they should be placed carefully on top of one another to avoid crushing the edges or causing any other damage.
  • Page 21: Conditioning Paper

    Paper Put paper in the same room as the copier/printer the night before it is used in the copier/printer. Transparencies Leave transparencies in the same room as the copier/printer for 24 hours before they are used in the copier/printer.
  • Page 22: Why Paper Doesn't Always Work The Way It Should

    Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Coated paper and offset The high gloss papers used in magazines, brochures, and direct...
  • Page 23: Technology And Paper

    This type of printing is often the choice for production printing of forms, manuals, training materials and other business documents. Digital production printers, such as the Xerox DocuColor 40, enable color and/or black and white on-demand publishing, eliminating the need for large inventories of pre-printed documents. Digital printing is best for quantities of less than 1000.
  • Page 24: Xerox Papers And Xerox Digital Copier/printers

    ABOUT PAPER Xerox Papers and Xerox Digital Copier/Printers Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Xerox papers are carefully researched and developed to be the perfect link to Xerox digital technology. This seamless science...
  • Page 25: How To Order Paper Like A Pro

    • Laser (laser printing) • Dual purpose (printing, copying) • Writing (stationery) • Ledger (bookkeeping) • Form (computer paper/business forms) • Translucent bond (blueprint copy) Visit our website at www.xerox.com HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO...
  • Page 26: Book Papers

    HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Book papers A large classification of papers produced primarily for book and publication printing and a wide variety of commercial printing applications.
  • Page 27: Cover

    Speciality materials This category includes transparencies, pressure sensitive labels, transfer paper, and more. Refer to the chart Types of Paper for more information on these materials. Visit our website at www.xerox.com HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO...
  • Page 28: Types Of Paper

    The size and weight combination of Xerox papers are underlined and in bold face type. You may obtain the latest version of the Xerox Color Xpressions paper compatibility chart from our web site at http://www.xerox.com...
  • Page 29 Rather, use it to create new ideas for using specialty materials in jobs. Remember, not all materials come in every combination of size, weight, and/or finish. The size and weight combination of Xerox materials are underlined and in bold face type. COLOR MATERIALS USAGE GUIDE...
  • Page 30 Papers Premium text Xerographic Uncoated book Bond Coated text/ Laser book 17x22” 25x38” Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Equivalent Paper Weights Covers Index Coated Uncoated Opaque 20x26” 24x36” 25.5x30.5” Basis Weight (in pounds, lb.) or 1-800-668-0199 in Canada for our full line of media.
  • Page 31 This chart reflects common applications for various types of paper. It is not intended to restrict usage or establish guidelines to using paper in any of the categories. COLOR MATERIALS USAGE GUIDE Applications for Paper Book Papers Visit our website at www.xerox.com HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO Cover Index Specialty Materials...
  • Page 32: How Paper Is Measured In Terms Of Weights And Sizes

    HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO How Paper is Measured in Terms of Weights and Sizes Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Papers are packed in reams, cartons, and on skids. The more paper you buy, the less you pay per unit.
  • Page 33: Paper Sizes In The Usa And Canada

    500 sheets of paper. • Folio Sheet United States – These are used for sheet-fed offset presses. Images are laid out in printer spreads from which they can be later cut and folded into postcards, booklets, brochures or other odd-sized documents. Folio sheets can also be used to print custom-sized posters, envelopes, boxes, and folders.
  • Page 34: International Standards Organization (iso) Paper Sizes

    Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, International Standards Organization (ISO) paper sizes ISO sizes are widely used in countries utilizing the metric system.
  • Page 35: How To Select The Right Texture/finish

    Felt – Richer, thicker papers that are ideal for embossing, watermarks, or special textures. • Linen – Steel rollers emboss a pattern on both sides of the paper to simulate a linen cloth pattern. Visit our website at www.xerox.com HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO...
  • Page 36: How To Specify Paper

    HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO How to Specify Paper Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Paper can be specified or ordered in several ways: from a mill, paper distributor, paper retailer, supply catalog, print facility, or local office supply store.
  • Page 37: How To Cut Your Costs

    10. Select the right paper for the job: Choosing the right paper is key. Consider factors such as image quality, brightness, equip- ment choice, and end use (is folding required?). Then select a paper that will ensure the best results. Visit our website at www.xerox.com HOW TO ORDER PAPER LIKE A PRO...
  • Page 38: Usage Guidelines For Xerox Color Copiers And Printers

    Usage Guidelines for Xerox Color Copiers and Printers Standard (or Normal) Weight Papers (Uncoated) Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Xerox has an ongoing materials test program where new papers and other materials are continuously evaluated and approved for use in specific Xerox copiers and printers.
  • Page 39: Heavy-weight Papers

    Heavy-Weight Papers COLOR MATERIALS USAGE GUIDE USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Contact your Xerox representative or visit the Xerox website for the current list of recommended materials for your copier/printer. Description and expectations Heavy-weight papers can be classified as different weights of paper for different machines.
  • Page 40: Coated Papers

    USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Coated Papers Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Contact your Xerox representative or visit the Xerox website for the current list of recommended materials for your copier/printer.
  • Page 41: Hints, Tips And Testing Results

    COLOR MATERIALS USAGE GUIDE USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Hints, tips and testing results Xerox testing has shown the following: • Coated papers are very susceptible to humidity. Image mottle (light patches in solid areas) or light images overall will occur if paper is not kept packaged in environments with more than 60% humidity.
  • Page 42 USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, • If attempting to run two sided copies, run the side with the lightest image, or the side with no color (black-only) on side one, and the higher density, or the color image on side two.
  • Page 43: Recycled Papers

    Severe image quality problems are likely if non-recommended recycled papers are run. If you plan to use a recycled paper other than the Xerox brand, first try a small quantity to test its performance, then consult your local Xerox representative for agreement on its use.
  • Page 44: Hole-punched Papers

    USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Hole-Punched Papers Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Description and expectations Hole-punched papers have two or more holes along one edge for use in ring binders and notebooks. This paper is often referred to as predrilled paper.
  • Page 45: Pressure-sensitive Labels

    Pressure-Sensitive Labels COLOR MATERIALS USAGE GUIDE USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Contact your Xerox representative or visit the Xerox website for the current list of recommended materials for your copier/printer. Description and expectations Pressure-sensitive label stock consists of three layers: the face sheet, the pressure sensitive adhesive, and the backing or release sheet.
  • Page 46: Preprinted Papers

    USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Preprinted Papers Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Description and expectations This category encompasses a wide variety of materials. Offset printed letterhead papers and xerographic prints within the recommended paper weight range will feed reliably in Xerox copier/ printers.
  • Page 47: Single-step Transfer Paper

    Single-Step Transfer Paper COLOR MATERIALS USAGE GUIDE USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Contact your Xerox representative or visit the Xerox website for the current list of recommended materials for your copier/printer. Description and expectations Single step transfer papers enable you to transfer full color images directly from copies or prints onto almost any fabric and other types of materials.
  • Page 48: Transparencies

    USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS Transparencies Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Contact your Xerox representative or visit the Xerox website for the current list of recommended materials for your copier/printer.
  • Page 49 CAUTION: Do not attempt to remove a transparency that is firmly jammed in the fuser. Only a Xerox service representative should attempt to remove this type of transparency jam. Visit our website at www.xerox.com...
  • Page 50 USAGE GUIDELINES FOR XEROX COLOR COPIERS AND PRINTERS This page is intentionally blank. Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, or 1-800-668-0199 in Canada for our full line of media. COLOR MATERIALS USAGE GUIDE...
  • Page 51 Carload: Selling unit of paper that may weigh anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 pounds (9,090 to 45,454 kilos), depending on which mill or merchant uses the term. Abbreviation is CL. Visit our website at www.xerox.com GLOSSARY...
  • Page 52 Dull finish: Also called dull coated. Low gloss, supercalendered paper. Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Electronic publishing: Providing information in electronic (digital) form to a xerographic, laser, ink jet, or other electronic printing device.
  • Page 53 ISO sizes: Widely used in countries utilizing the metric system, these sizes are named by having a letter designate the series of the paper and a number to designate the size. Visit our website at www.xerox.com GLOSSARY...
  • Page 54 Mottle: Spotty or uneven image areas of printing. Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Natural color: Very light brown color of paper. May also be called antique, cream, ivory, off-white, or mellow white.
  • Page 55 Another word for basis weight. Substrate: Any surface or material on which printing is done. Supercalendered paper: Paper calendered using alternating chrome and fiber rollers to produce a smooth, thin sheet. Abbreviation: SC paper. Visit our website at www.xerox.com GLOSSARY...
  • Page 56 Virgin paper: Paper made exclusively of pulp from trees or cotton, as compared to recycled paper. Contact your local authorized Xerox distributor, or call Xerox at 1-800-822-2200 in the USA, Wire side: Side of the paper that rests against the Fourdrinier wire during papermaking, as compared to felt side.
  • Page 58 701P34322 Printed in the USA © Xerox Corporation 2000...

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