Handling and storing paper properly will ensure high print quality and prevent
potential paper jams. Using paper that is crumpled or exposed to moisture or direct
sunlight during improper storage or handling can contribute to poor print quality and
paper jams. Follow these guidelines when you store and handle paper.
Choose an appropriate location for storage.
For best performance, keep the ambient storage and work area temperature at 20 C
( 3 C) or 68 F ( 5 F). Keep the relative humidity at 45% ( 5%).
Guard against moisture.
Paper quality degrades in a moist environment. Store all unused paper in its wrapper.
Never store paper on the floor where water and moisture can collect. In areas of high
humidity you may need to store paper in a specially designed storage box.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Exposure to direct sunlight can dramatically degrade paper quality. Store paper away
from sunlight and keep unused paper in its wrapper.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity.
If paper is moved between locations that differ widely in temperature or humidity, it
may curl. If this situation cannot be avoided, store the paper in the work area by the
printer for at least one day to give the paper time to adjust to the new conditions.
Avoid physical damage to stored paper.
Store paper on a flat surface to avoid creasing or curling. Never store paper on its end
or lean it against something.
Appendix 3: Print Media Specifications