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Card Stock & Label Guide
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March 2010
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  • Page 1 Card Stock & Label Guide Laser Printers March 2010 www.lexmark.com...
  • Page 2: Edition Notice

    March 2010 The following paragraph does not apply to any country where such provisions are inconsistent with local law: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC., PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Label characteristics................................19 Printing on labels.................................19 Duplexing paper labels..............................19 Label components................................21 Label design guidelines..............................23 Printer specifications..............30 Lexmark C500n..................................30 Lexmark C510..................................31 Lexmark C520, C522, C524...............................32 Lexmark C530, C532, and C534............................34 Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn........................36 Lexmark C720..................................38 Lexmark C734, C736................................40 Contents...
  • Page 4 Lexmark E120..................................57 Lexmark E220..................................58 Lexmark E230, E232, E234(n), E330, and E332n......................59 Lexmark E238, E240, E240n, E340, E342n........................60 Lexmark E250, E350, E450n..............................61 Lexmark E260, E260d, E260dn, E360d, E360dn, E460dn, E460dw, and E462dtn.........62 Lexmark E320, E322................................63 Lexmark E321, E323................................64 Lexmark T420..................................66 Lexmark T430..................................68 Lexmark T520, T522................................70...
  • Page 5 Lexmark X651de, X652de, X654de, X656de, and X658de..................108 Lexmark X734, X736, and X738............................112 Lexmark X850, X852e, and X854e..........................114 Lexmark X860e, X862e, and X864e..........................116 Lexmark X940, X945.................................118 Optra plus, 4039, 4029, 4019, WinWriter 600 printers..................119 Optra C....................................123 Optra C710...................................123 Optra Color 1200................................125 Optra E, Ep...................................126...
  • Page 7: Overview

    Overview Introduction Lexmark has many years of experience in successful card stock and label testing and education programs with print material vendors and converters. This document provides guidelines to help you select appropriate print materials for the following Lexmark laser printers.
  • Page 8: General Information

    Your print materials supplier should be able to help develop your application or solve a problem you have with an existing application. In addition, Lexmark has worked with several suppliers and has business partners in this field. For technical assistance contact numbers, see the printer registration card, information on the printer CD, or visit the Lexmark Web site at support.lexmark.com.
  • Page 9: Design Factors

    An optional Universally Adjustable Tray designed for the Optra S, Optra T, and Lexmark T printer families prints on a range of paper sizes including A6 and 3 x 5-inch index cards, 3 x 7-inch punch cards, and 4 x 6-inch postcards.
  • Page 10 Most label manufacturers recommend printing in a temperature range of 18–24°C (65–75°F) with relative humidity of 40–60%. Lexmark printers are designed to operate in a temperature range of 15.5–32°C (60 to 90°F) with relative humidity of 8 to 80%. Printing in an environment outside these recommendations may cause jams, feeding problems, reduced print quality, and predispensing (peeling) labels.
  • Page 11: Pick Roller Technology

    (if applicable) • use of printing media outside of Lexmark specifications • use of non-Lexmark supplies (such as toner cartridges and/or inkjet cartridges) • use of non-Lexmark product or component Pick roller technology Some printers have an auto compensator which feeds paper more reliably than the corner buckler system used by earlier printer models.
  • Page 12 For the following printers, make sure perforations fall outside the 0.3–0.79-inch area on the leading edge of the media: Optra S, Optra T, T520, T522, T620, T622, T630, T632, T634, T640, T642, T644, T650, T652, T654, T656dne, X203, X204, X264, X363, X364, X463, X464, X466, X543, X544, X546dtn, X560n, X642e, X644e, X646e, X651, X652, X654, X656, X658, X734, X736, X738.
  • Page 13: Maintenance Procedures

    For the following printers, make sure perforations fall outside the 0.31–1.05-inch area on the leading edge of the media: C520, C522, C524, C530, C532, C534, C540, C543, C544, C546dtn, C734, C736, C750, C752, C760, C762, C770, C772, C780, C782. Maintenance procedures If the print quality begins to degrade when printing sheets of vinyl labels, we suggest you follow the three cleaning steps below: Print five sheets of paper.
  • Page 14 Solutions to printing problems Problem Solution Print on heavy stock is Make sure the Paper Type setting is appropriate for your print material. (Card stock in excess blurred or out of focus. of 203 g/m [54-lb bond] may not produce acceptable print results.) Print five sheets of paper, wait approximately five seconds, and then print five more sheets of paper to remove any toner that may have accumulated.
  • Page 15: Card Stock

    Card stock Card stock is a rigid, stiff material that can have a wide variety of constructions. Orientation of paper fibers (grain direction), moisture content, thickness, texture, and other properties can significantly impact printing, as can preprinting, perforation, creasing, and other features common to forms. For example, preprinting introduces semi-liquid, volatile components that must withstand the high temperatures used in laser printing.
  • Page 16: Grain Orientation

    Card stock weights comparison Basis weight (lbs/ream) Bond Offset Cover Printing Bristol Index Bristol Metric 431.8 x 635 x 508 x 609.6 x equivalent 558.8 mm 965.2 mm 660.4 mm 571.5 x 889 mm 647.7 x 774.7 mm 914.4 mm (g/m (17 x 22 in.) (25 x 38 in.)
  • Page 17: Coatings

    For materials fed short edge first: Grain short is recommended for stock heavier than Grain long is recommended for stock lighter than 135 g/m 135 g/m Feed Feed direction direction Grain Grain direction direction For materials fed long edge first: Grain long is recommended for stock heavier than Grain short is recommended for stock lighter than 135 g/m...
  • Page 18: Offset Powders

    Offset powders We do not recommend using offset powders or other foreign materials to speed drying. Offset powders are used by print shops to prevent printed pages from sticking together. Powder is usually sprayed on the printed page right before it reaches the stacker on the offset printing press. This powder provides an intermediate layer between two sheets of paper, preventing ink from transferring from one sheet to another.
  • Page 19: Labels

    Labels Labels (also called pressure-sensitive materials) are multi-ply materials consisting of a "sandwich" of various combinations of face sheets (printable stock), adhesives, and removable protective backings (liners). The multiple layers can result in thick, difficult-to-handle materials. Labels are among the most difficult print materials for any printer to reliably feed and print. The heat, pressure, and paper paths required by laser printers create a particularly difficult environment for printing labels.
  • Page 20 This eliminates any contact points between the label adhesive and the printer, thereby preventing any adhesive contamination in the printer. The following graphics show the rib locations for the Optra S, Optra T, and Lexmark T, respectively.
  • Page 21: Label Components

    The following table shows which printers use a corner buckler and which use an auto compensator. Note: If your printer is not listed here, contact your Lexmark representative to verify which method your printer uses to separate sheets of labels.
  • Page 22 Printers using an auto compensator • • 4019, 4029, 4039, 4049 Lexmark E230, E232, E234(n), E330, E332n, E260, E360, E460, C510, C520, C522, C524, C530, C532, C534, C540, • Lexmark E220, E320, E321, E322, E323, T420, W820, C734, C736, C750, C752, C760, C762, C770, C772, C780,...
  • Page 23: Label Design Guidelines

    The major adhesive-related printing problem is printer and cartridge contamination. The adhesives are semi-liquid and may contain volatile components. If the sheet jams in the fuser, the adhesive can melt, thereby contaminating parts of the printer or releasing fumes. To avoid exposing adhesive to the paper path guides, drive rollers, charge roller, photoconductor drum, transfer roller, and detack fingers, use full label sheets.
  • Page 24 Die-cut labels are cut with a non-print area between each label. For best results, do not print within 2.3 mm (0.090 in.) of the edge of the label, of the perforations, or of the die-cuts of the label. If you are using a butt cut or die-cut label, make sure adhesive contamination does not occur. Labels use varying levels and types of adhesive, as well as a variety of liner materials and face stocks.
  • Page 25 Leading Edge 8.5 in. 215.9 mm 0.094 in. 2.4 mm Liner edge Non-print area Stripped edge Waste strip 0.25 in (6.35 mm) 0.125 in. 0.33 in. 3 mm 8.38 mm 0.5 in. Top perforation 12.7 mm Driver edge 11 in. 279.4 mm 0.33 in.
  • Page 26 The following diagram shows a recommended label design for the T640 and T650 laser printers. Labels...
  • Page 27 The following diagram shows a recommended label design for Optra S, Optra T, and Lexmark T laser printers, which use a different paper picking mechanism. Leading Edge 8.5 in. 215.9 mm 0.094 in. 2.4 mm Liner edge Non-print area Stripped edge 0.125 in.
  • Page 28 The two materials must be thin enough for the sheet to lie flat in the paper tray. Orient the form in the tray so that the pressure-sensitive area feeds into the printer first. The form should have no adhesive exposed in the overlay area or anywhere along the front or back of the form.
  • Page 29 For Optra S, Optra T, and Lexmark T printers, a leading and trailing edge stripped area is recommended to be a maximum of 3 mm. This area is recommended to prevent adhesive being close to the edge, which can contaminate your printer.
  • Page 30: Printer Specifications

    Printer specifications Lexmark C500n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C500n does not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C500n supports 90–210-g/m (24–55-lb) stock. Card stock and labels are supported from Tray 1 and Tray 2.
  • Page 31: Lexmark C510

    For more information on the supported media sizes, see the printer User's Guide on the publications CD. Lexmark C510 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C510 does not support vinyl or polyester labels.
  • Page 32: Lexmark C520, C522, C524

    When printing on card stock: • Feed card stock from Tray 1 only. • We recommend using Springhill Index Plus 90 lb card stock. • For the best print quality, always set the Paper Type to Card Stock. Lexmark C520, C522, C524 Printer specifications...
  • Page 33: Media Specifications

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C520, C522, and C524 do not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C520, C522, and C524 support stocks up to 176 g/m . Card stock is supported from Tray 1, Tray 2, the manual feed slot, and the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 34: Lexmark C530, C532, And C534

    For more information, see “Pick roller technology” on page 11. Lexmark C530, C532, and C534 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C530, C532, and C534 do not support vinyl or polyester labels.
  • Page 35 The Lexmark C530, C532, and C534 support stocks up to 176 g/m . Card stock and labels are supported from Tray 1, Tray 2, the manual feed slot, and the multipurpose feeder. Tray 1 supports approximately 120 sheets of card stock, and Tray 2 supports approximately 250 sheets of card stock.
  • Page 36: Lexmark C540, C543, C544, And C546Dtn

    • For the best print quality, always set the Paper Type to Card Stock. For more information, see “Pick roller technology” on page 11. Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn Notes: • Your printer may not have a 650-sheet duo drawer with an integrated multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 37 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn do not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C540, C543, C544, and C546dtn support card stock weights up to 176 g/m .
  • Page 38: Lexmark C720

    For more information, see “Pick roller technology” on page 11. Lexmark C720 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark C720 does not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C720 supports stocks up to 43 lb (163 g/m ).
  • Page 39 Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels Paper source Index Bristol Cover Paper Vinyl Tray 1 (standard tray) — — 163 g/m 163 g/m 163 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the printer User's Guide. Media specifications Width: 105–216 mm (4.1–8.5 in.) Labels...
  • Page 40: Lexmark C734, C736

    For the best print quality, always set the Paper Type to Card Stock. Lexmark C734, C736 The Lexmark C734 and C736 models support card stock and labels from the standard 550-sheet tray, an optional 550-sheet tray, the multipurpose tray, and an optional 550-sheet specialty media drawer.
  • Page 41 Overview of label support Paper source Labels Dual Web/Paper Polyester Vinyl Standard 550-sheet tray (Tray 1) 180 g/m 220 g/m 300 g/m Optional 550-sheet tray 180 g/m 220 g/m 300 g/m Optional 550-sheet specialty media drawer Multipurpose tray 180 g/m 220 g/m 300 g/m Media specifications...
  • Page 42: Lexmark C750

    The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. The Lexmark C750 paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The Lexmark C750 trays, which hold approximately 500 sheets of 75 g/m paper, reliably feed all supported media.
  • Page 43 Vinyl labels are supported only when printing environment and media are 20–32°C (68–90°F). Pressure-sensitive area must enter the printer first. For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark C750 Publications CD. The following table indicates the paper sizes each tray supports.
  • Page 44: Lexmark C752

    Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. For more information, see the following: • “Pick roller technology” on page 11 • “Grain orientation” on page 16 • “Maintenance procedures” on page 13 • “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark C752 Printer specifications...
  • Page 45 The Lexmark C752 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The Lexmark C752 trays, which hold approximately 500 sheets of 75 g/m paper, reliably feed all supported media. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 46 Paper source specifications for all media Standard sizes Universal sizes (width x length) (width x length) Source Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Standard tray 148 x 210 mm 215.9 x 355.6 mm 139.7 x 210 mm 215.9 x 355.6 mm 500-sheet drawer (5.83 x 8.27 in.) (8.5 x 14 in.) (5.5 x 8.27 in.)
  • Page 47: Lexmark C760, C762

    Lexmark C760, C762 The Lexmark C760 and C762 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: The optional 2000-sheet drawer supports paper only.
  • Page 48 Range or maximum weight supported 500-sheet tray and optional Print material 500-sheet drawer Multipurpose feeder Integrated forms Pressure-sensitive area 140–175 g/m 140–175 g/m Paper base (grain long) 75–135 g/m 75–135 g/m (20–36 lb bond) (20–36 lb bond) Paper less than 75 g/m is supported only when the relative humidity is less than 60% and is not supported in duplex.
  • Page 49: Lexmark C770, C772, C780, And C782

    “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark C770, C772, C780, and C782 The Lexmark C770, C772, C780, and C782 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following tables list the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 50 * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock and label guidelines Labels are one of the most difficult print materials for laser printers. A fuser equipped with a web oiler may be required for label applications to optimize feed reliability.
  • Page 51: Lexmark C910

    — 180 g/m Multipurpose feeder — — 163 g/m 163 g/m 180 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark C910 Publications CD. Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: 120–180 g/m (32–...
  • Page 52 Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Use only label sheets that have no gaps between the labels. Acceptable labels Unacceptable labels • From the operator panel or from MarkVision Professional, set the Paper Type to Labels in the Paper Menu. •...
  • Page 53: Lexmark C912

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C912 supports stocks up to 216 g/m The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the standard tray and the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 54: Lexmark C920

    For the best print quality, always set the Paper Type to Card Stock in the Paper Menu. Lexmark C920 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C920 supports stocks up to 216 g/m Printer specifications...
  • Page 55 The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the standard tray and the multipurpose feeder. Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels Paper source Index Bristol Paper Vinyl Standard tray — — 180 g/m Multipurpose feeder 216 g/m 180 g/m 300 g/m...
  • Page 56: Lexmark C935

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark C935 supports stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2, or 3.
  • Page 57: Lexmark E120

    (16–43 lb) Manual feed — 135–163 g/m (up to 90 lb) 60–163 g/m (16–43 lb) For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark E220 Publications CD. Media specifications Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Labels Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight:...
  • Page 58: Lexmark E220

    163 g/m 163 g/m Manual feed — — 163 g/m 163 g/m 163 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark E220 Publications CD. Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: Up to 163 g/m...
  • Page 59: Lexmark E230, E232, E234(N), E330, And E332N

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark E230, E232, E234(n), E330, and E332n support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 50 sheets of paper labels.
  • Page 60: Lexmark E238, E240, E240N, E340, E342N

    Note: To minimize curl, use the rear exit when printing on card stock and labels. For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark E238, E240, E240n, E340, E342n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels.
  • Page 61: Lexmark E250, E350, E450N

    Note: To minimize curl, use the rear exit when printing on card stock and labels. For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark E250, E350, E450n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels.
  • Page 62: Lexmark E260, E260D, E260Dn, E360D, E360Dn, E460Dn, E460Dw, And E462Dtn

    Note: To minimize curl, use the rear exit when printing on card stock and labels. For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark E260, E260d, E260dn, E360d, E360dn, E460dn, E460dw, and E462dtn Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels.
  • Page 63: Lexmark E320, E322

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark E320 and Lexmark E322 support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels.
  • Page 64: Lexmark E321, E323

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark E321 and Lexmark E323 support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels.
  • Page 65 Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: Up to 163 g/m (43 lb) Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) Smoothness: 100–400* Sheffield * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation.
  • Page 66: Lexmark T420

    Lexmark T420 The Lexmark T420 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The Lexmark T420 supports stocks up to 60-199 g/m (16–53 lb). The standard tray is designed to handle 100 sheets of heavy labels, but its capacity may be reduced due to the thickness of some labels. The multipurpose feeder can feed up to 30 sheets of dual-web or integrated labels and 10 sheets of card stock.
  • Page 67 Media specifications Labels Width: 76.2–216 mm (3.0–8.5 in.) Length: 127–355.6 mm (5–14 in.) Weight: Up to 199 g/m (53 lb) Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) Smoothness: 100–400* Sheffield * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation.
  • Page 68: Lexmark T430

    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark T430 The Lexmark T430 prints on paper office labels designed for laser printers. Limit label printing to occasional use. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark T430 supports stocks from 60–163 g/m (16-43 lb).
  • Page 69 Media specifications Labels Width: 76.2–216 mm (3.0–8.5 in.) Length: 127–355.6 mm (5–14 in.) Weight: Up to 199 g/m (53 lb) Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) Smoothness: 100–400* Sheffield * 150 - 250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation.
  • Page 70: Lexmark T520, T522

    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark T520, T522 The Lexmark T520 and T522 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 71 The standard Lexmark T520 and T522 tray, which holds 250 or 500 sheets of 20-lb xerographic paper, reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers.
  • Page 72: Lexmark T620, T622

    “Pick roller technology” on page 11 • “Grain orientation” on page 16 • “Maintenance procedures” on page 13 • “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark T620, T622 The Lexmark T620 and T622 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. Printer specifications...
  • Page 73 (20–36 lb bond) See “Grain orientation” on page 16 for specific recommendations. The Lexmark T622 does not support vinyl labels. Pressure-sensitive area must enter the printer first for grain short paper. Due to label design characteristics, unacceptable feeding may be experienced from the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 74 “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 7-inch forms, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers. Note: Optional 250-sheet Universally Adjustable Trays support forms with a minimum length of 7 inches on both the T620 and T622.
  • Page 75 It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark “Converter Lists” to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the T620 and T622 is P/N 18A1467.
  • Page 76: Lexmark T630, T632, T634

    Lexmark T630, T632, T634 The Lexmark T630, T632, and T634 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Print material specifications Range or maximum weight supported...
  • Page 77 The standard Lexmark T630, T632, and T634 tray, which holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper, reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers.
  • Page 78 It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark “Converter Lists” to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the T630, T632, and T634 is P/N 56P2109. (Cartridges designed for duplex label printing contain two wax wipers.
  • Page 79: Lexmark T640, T642, T644

    Lexmark T640, T642, T644 The Lexmark T640, T642, and T644 print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Overview of card stock and label support...
  • Page 80 The Lexmark T640, T642, and T644 paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The standard Lexmark T640, T642, and T644 tray holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper and reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9.
  • Page 81: Lexmark T650, T652, T654, And T656Dne

    “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark T650, T652, T654, and T656dne The Lexmark T650, T652, T654, and T656dne print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 82 “Dimensions” on page 9. For difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers. Note: Optional 200-sheet Universally Adjustable Trays can be used to print forms with a minimum length of five inches when installed either in the integral tray location or in a 200-sheet drawer under a 200-sheet integral tray.
  • Page 83 It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark "Converter Lists" to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the T650, T652, T654, and T656dne is P/N 40X2666.
  • Page 84: Lexmark W812

    “Troubleshooting” on page 13 Lexmark W812 The Lexmark W812 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Overview of card stock and label support...
  • Page 85: Lexmark W820

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark W820 supports stocks up to 163 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2, or 3, each of which can hold up to 250 sheets of labels or card stock.
  • Page 86: Lexmark W840

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark W840 supports stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2, or the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 87 Media specifications Labels Width: 89–297 mm (3.5–11.7 in.) Length: 99–432 mm (3.9–17 in.) Weight: 64–216 g/m Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Width: 89–297 mm (3.5–11.7 in.) Card stock...
  • Page 88: Lexmark W850

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark W850 supports stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2 or the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 89 Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Set the Paper Type to Labels from the printer driver. • Use standard-size products (either A4 or Letter). • Do not use label sheets with a slick backing material. • Do not print within 1 mm (0.040 in.) of the die-cut.
  • Page 90: Lexmark X203N And X204N

    Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend printing more than 20 pages of labels a month. For best results, feed labels from the paper tray. The Lexmark X203n and X204n printer models support stocks up to 90 g/m (24 lb).
  • Page 91: Lexmark X215

    For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark X215 The Lexmark X215 prints on paper office labels designed for use with laser printers. Labels can be fed only from the manual bypass feeder. Card stock and labels must be fed one sheet at a time through the manual bypass feeder.
  • Page 92 Up to 163 g/m (90 lb) Up to 163 g/m (100 lb) * Card stock can be fed only from the manual bypass feeder. For paper and transparency specifications, see the Lexmark X215 User's Guide. Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.)
  • Page 93 • If zone coating of the adhesive is not possible, a 3-mm (0.125-in.) strip should be removed on the leading and driver edge, and a non-oozing adhesive should be used. • Remove a 3-mm (0.125-in.) strip from the leading edge to prevent labels from peeling inside the printer. •...
  • Page 94: Lexmark X264Dn, X363Dn, X364Dn, And X364Dw

    Lexmark X264dn, X363dn, X364dn, and X364dw Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl, pharmacy, or polyester labels. It is recommended to print no more than 20 pages of paper labels a month.
  • Page 95: Lexmark X422

    Do not use preprinted card stock manufacturer with chemicals that may contaminate the printer. • Use grain short card stock when possible. For more information, see “Maintenance procedures” on page 13. Lexmark X422 The Lexmark X422 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. Printer specifications...
  • Page 96 Card stock is supported from the multipurpose feeder, and labels are supported from the standard tray. The following table lists the maximum weights supported. Note: Scanning large quantities of labels is not recommended. Overview of card stock and label support Paper source Card stock Paper labels...
  • Page 97: Lexmark X463De, X464De, X466Dte, And X466Dtwe

    Load card stock into the multipurpose feeder with the recommended print side faceup and the top edge going in first. Lexmark X463de, X464de, X466dte, and X466dtwe Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl, pharmacy, or polyester labels.
  • Page 98 Media specifications Labels Width: 89–216 mm (3.5–8.5) Length: 210–356 mm (8.27–14 in.) Weight: Up to 163 g/m (43 lb) Thickness: Up to 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) Smoothness: 100–300* Sheffield * 150–200 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation.
  • Page 99: Lexmark X500 And X502N

    Lexmark X500 and X502n Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. The Lexmark X500 and X502n do not support vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark X500 and X502n support 90–210 g/m (24–55 lb) stock. Card stock and labels are supported from Tray 1 and Tray 2.
  • Page 100: Lexmark X543, X544, And X546Dtn

    For more information on the supported media sizes, see the printer User's Guide on the publications CD. Lexmark X543, X544, and X546dtn Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for use with laser printers. The Lexmark X543, X544, and X546dtn do not support vinyl or polyester labels.
  • Page 101 Card stock Weight: Up to 163 g/m Index Bristol (90 lb) Up to 163 g/m Tag (100 lb) Up to 176 g/m Cover (65 lb) Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Set the Paper Type to Labels in the Paper Menu. •...
  • Page 102: Lexmark X560

    Lexmark X560 The Lexmark X560 prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: Scanning large quantities of labels is not recommended. Overview of card stock and label support...
  • Page 103: Lexmark X642E

    Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. Lexmark X642e The Lexmark X642e prints on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 104 Lexmark X642e tray holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper and reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers.
  • Page 105 It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark "Converter Lists" to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the X642e is P/N 40X2666 (Cartridges designed for duplex label printing contain two wax wipers.
  • Page 106: Lexmark X644E, X646E

    Lexmark X644e, X646e The Lexmark X644e and X646e print on many labels designed for use with laser printers. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by the trays and the multipurpose feeder. Note: Scanning large quantities of labels is not recommended.
  • Page 107 The Lexmark X644e and X646e paper feeding mechanism uses advanced technology that enhances feeding reliability. The standard Lexmark X644e and X646e trays hold 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper and reliably feed all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9.
  • Page 108: Lexmark X651De, X652De, X654De, X656De, And X658De

    It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark "Converter Lists" to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label, and you must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the X644e and X646e is P/N 40X2666 (Cartridges designed for duplex label printing contain two wax wipers.
  • Page 109 250 or 550 sheets of bond paper, and reliably feed all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers. Notes: •...
  • Page 110 It is possible to duplex certain labels that have been specifically designed for this application. To duplex labels, consult the Lexmark “Converter Lists” to see which converters have successfully developed this type of label. You must install a special fuser wiper. The wax wiper that is used with the X651de, X652de, X654de, and X656de printers is P/N 40X2666 (cartridges designed for duplex label printing contain two wax wipers).
  • Page 111 When printing on card stock: • Set the Paper Type to Card Stock in the Paper Menu. • Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. For more information, see the following: • “Pick roller technology” on page 11 •...
  • Page 112: Lexmark X734, X736, And X738

    Lexmark X734, X736, and X738 The Lexmark X734, X736, and X738 models support card stock and labels from the standard 550-sheet tray, an optional 550-sheet tray, the multipurpose tray and the optional 550-sheet specialty media drawer. Note: The optional 2,000-sheet tray does not support card stock or labels.
  • Page 113 Media specifications Labels Width: 76–216 mm (3–8.5 in.) Length: 124–356 mm (4.88–14 in.) Weight: 180–300 g/m (48–92 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 30–50 Sheffield* * Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Weight: Card Stock Up to 199 g/m Index Bristol (110 lb) Up to 203 g/m...
  • Page 114: Lexmark X850, X852E, And X854E

    Lexmark X850, X852e, and X854e Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. Paper labels are supported in Tray 1, Tray 2, and the manual bypass feeder. The following table lists the maximum weights supported.
  • Page 115 Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Set the Paper Type to Labels from the printer driver. • Use standard-size products (either A4 or Letter). • Do not use label sheets with a slick backing material. • Do not print within 1 mm (0.040 in.) of the die-cut.
  • Page 116: Lexmark X860E, X862E, And X864E

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark X860e, X862e, and X864e support stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2 or the multipurpose feeder.
  • Page 117 Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Set the Paper Type to Labels from the printer driver. • Use standard-size products (either A4 or Letter). • Do not use label sheets with a slick backing material. • Do not print within 1 mm (0.040 in.) of the die-cut.
  • Page 118: Lexmark X940, X945

    Limit label printing to occasional use of A4- or letter-size paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Lexmark X940 and X945 support stocks up to 216 g/m . Always feed labels and card stock from Tray 1, 2, or 3.
  • Page 119: Optra Plus, 4039, 4029, 4019, Winwriter 600 Printers

    Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: • Set the Paper Type to Labels in the Paper Menu. • Do not use label sheets with a slick backing material. • Do not print within 1 mm (0.04 in.) of the die-cut, the edge of the label or the perforations, or between the die- cuts.
  • Page 120 As the following table indicates, the paper tray capacities vary depending on the print material construction. See your printer documentation for additional specifications. Estimated tray capacities for labels Label material 200-sheet heavy duty tray 500-sheet card stock & label tray Paper, dual web 125 sheets 250 sheets...
  • Page 121 Forms supported (11-inch card stock and label trays) Integrated forms Dual web forms Pressure-sensitive area Pressure-sensitive area Media Paper base Paper base 200-sheet heavy duty tray 140–175 g/m 140–175 g/m 75–135 g/m 75–135 g/m (20–36 lb bond) (20–36 lb bond) 500-sheet tray (450 grams) —...
  • Page 122 Note that 4039 print cartridges are not recommended for general use in Optra printers, since they cannot provide the 1200 dpi quality desirable for graphics and gray scaling. Using third party, non-Lexmark cartridges and fuser cleaners can void the printer warranty. Using refilled non-Lexmark cartridges can result in toner build-up in the printer, which increases the potential of toner contamination.
  • Page 123: Optra C

    Optra C We do not recommend using card stock or labels with this printer. Card stock and labels are not supported from any of the paper trays. For paper and transparency specifications, see the printer User's Guide. Optra C710 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels.
  • Page 124 Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: 120–163 g/m (32–43 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation.
  • Page 125: Optra Color 1200

    Optra Color 1200 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Optra Color 1200 supports stock up to 163 g/m (43 lb). Always feed labels and card stock from the multipurpose feeder. The multipurpose feeder holds up to 50 sheets of labels or card stock.
  • Page 126: Optra E, Ep

    Optra E, Ep Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Optra E and Optra Ep support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). Tray 1 can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by Tray 1 and the manual feed slot.
  • Page 127: Optra E310, E312

    Optra E310, E312 Limit label printing to occasional use of paper office labels designed for laser printers. We do not recommend using vinyl or polyester labels. The Optra E310 and Optra E312 support stocks up to 163 g/m (43 lb). The automatic paper feeder can hold up to 10 sheets of card stock or labels.
  • Page 128: Optra Es Special Media Printer

    Optra Es special media printer The Optra Es printer has highly precise print registration and excellent feeding reliability. It was designed to handle a wide range of paper and card stock weights, as well as continuous printing of labels. The following table lists the maximum weights supported by Tray 1 and the manual feed slot. Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels...
  • Page 129: Optra K 1220

    Tray specifications Maximum stack Source Print media height Input capacity Output capacity Tray 1 Paper 20 lb bond 15 mm (0.6 in.) 150 sheets 100 sheets 24 lb bond 15 mm (0.6 in.) 100 sheets 100 sheets Labels Paper 13 mm (0.5 in.) 70 sheets 70 sheets Vinyl...
  • Page 130: Optra M410, M412

    Overview of card stock and label support Card stock Labels Paper source Index Bristol Cover Paper Vinyl Multipurpose feeder — — — — 150 g/m Manual feed tray — — — — 150 g/m For paper and transparency specifications, see the printer User's Guide. Media specifications Labels Width:...
  • Page 131: Tray Specifications

    Overview of label support Labels Paper source Paper Vinyl Dual web Integrated Multipurpose feeder 120–180 g/m 260–300 g/m 140–180 g/m 140–175 g/m 250-sheet label tray 120–180 g/m 260–300 g/m 140–180 g/m 140–175 g/m The 250-sheet label tray option accommodates plain paper, transparencies, simple paper labels, dual web paper labels, and vinyl labels.
  • Page 132: Optra N

    • For best results when using the multipurpose feeder, dual web and integrated labels should be fed paper-end first. • For best results when using the 250-sheet label tray, dual web and integrated labels should be fed label-end first. When printing on card stock: •...
  • Page 133: Optra S

    Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–356 mm (11–14 in.) Weight: 120–128 g/m (32–34 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Optra S Optra S 1250, S 1255, S 1620, S 1625, S 1650, S 1855, S 2420, S 2450, S 2455, Se 3455...
  • Page 134 Range or maximum weight supported 250-sheet and 500-sheet Multipurpose feeder and Print material trays optional 250-sheet drawer Labels Paper 180 g/m (48 lb bond) 163 g/m (43 lb bond) Dual-Web Paper 180 g/m (48 lb bond) 163 g/m (43 lb bond) Vinyl 300 g/m (92 lb liner)
  • Page 135 250-sheet special media tray option, P/N 43H5410, to prevent double sheet feeds. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media tray and drawer options. Special media options...
  • Page 136: Optra Sc 1275

    To get the special label oil fuser cleaner (to use with simplex labels and vinyl labels), order print cartridge P/N 1382929. If you need additional label fuser cleaners of this type (packaged separately from the print cartridge), order P/N 43H0814. If you are duplexing other jobs, do not use the special label fuser cleaner that comes with this cartridge. Duplexing of specially designed duplex labels is only supported in the S1855.
  • Page 137: Optra T

    Media specifications Labels Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–297 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: 120–163 g/m (32–43 lb) Thickness: 0.13–0.20 mm (0.005–0.008 in.) Smoothness: 100–400 Sheffield* * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Weight: Card stock Up to 163 g/m...
  • Page 138 Range or maximum weight supported 250-sheet and 500-sheet Multipurpose feeder and Print material trays optional 250-sheet drawer Card stock Index Bristol 199 g/m (110 lb) 163 g/m (90 lb) (grain short 203 g/m (125 lb) 163 g/m (100 lb) Cover 216 g/m (80 lb) 176 g/m...
  • Page 139 Optra T tray, which holds 250 or 500 sheets of bond paper, reliably feeds all media tested according to the guidelines specified under “Dimensions” on page 9. For those difficult-to-print sizes, such as 3 x 5-inch index cards, Lexmark offers a variety of special media trays and drawers.
  • Page 140: Optra W810

    When printing on card stock: • Set the Paper Type to Card Stock in the Paper Menu. • Do not use card stock that is creased. It may cause paper jams. When feeding labels, the number of labels per sheet can affect registration more than basis weight. Typically, the more labels per sheet, the better the registration.
  • Page 141 * 150–250 Sheffield is optimal. Using media higher than 300 Sheffield could result in printing degradation. Card stock Width: 210–216 mm (8.3–8.5 in.) Length: 279–356 mm (11–11.7 in.) Weight: Up to 163 g/m Index Bristol (90 lb) Card stock and label guidelines When printing on labels: •...
  • Page 142: Glossary

    Glossary Adhesive contamination Migration of adhesive away from a label, which can cause printer contamination. Also known as glue contamination. Anvil cuts Cuts that penetrate both the face stock and the liner of a label. Auto compensator A gear-driven pick arm suspended by a counterbalance spring that allows the printer to automatically adjust the pick force necessary for different types of print materials.
  • Page 143 (as opposed to printers that center paper in the path), the edge of the print material that is positioned next to the hardware reference and that is driven by the rollers in the printer. For most Lexmark printers, the driver edge is the left edge of a portrait page.
  • Page 144 Perforation Line of very small holes or slots punched to facilitate tearing. See also “Laser-perfs” on page 143. Pick The mechanical action the printer performs to remove one sheet of material from the tray. Pick roller The roller that assists in picking a sheet of material from the tray. Pull strength See “Release”...
  • Page 145 Total strip matrix Labels that have the unneeded portion of the die-cut stock around the labels, including a portion between the labels, removed to make it easier to peel labels from the backing. Vellum finish A finish with a rough surface similar to eggshell and antique finishes. A vellum finish is relatively absorbent, providing good ink penetration.
  • Page 146: Index

    Index form design 11, 9 moisture content 143 fumes 9, 23 adhesives fuser cleaner contamination 19, 21, 23 Optra Plus and 4039 printers 122 notices 2 integrated forms 23 Optra S 136 label component 21 oil bleed 29 grain orientation 16 orientation 11 backing 21 bar codes 11...